Lot 868Ouachita Packet New World, red oval handstamp on cover to Black River, endorsed "New World" at bottom left, Very Fine.
Milgram No. 1001 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 869S.P. New York, clear strike of straightline on folded letter datelined "New Orleans 8th June 1839" to New York N.Y., endorsed "pr. Steam Packet New York" at bottom left, Very Fine and choice.
Milgram No. 1003 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 870New Orleans, Alexandria & Natchitoches Packet P. Dalmau, complete strike of oval on blue May 11th 1852 folded cover from Buchanan Carroll correspondence to New Orleans La., docketed "Dolmau" at bottom left, New Orleans post office agent "Paid, F.A. Dentzel, Agt. P.O., N.O." circular handstamp, Very Fine and scarce combination of packet and agent handstamps.
Milgram No. 1070 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 871Steamer Pauline Carroll, printed fancy scroll corner card on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by partial "Helena Ark., Oct 18" cds duplex to Natchez Miss.; tiny repaired edge flaw at bottom, still Very Fine and rare, ex-Knapp, Milgram.
Milgram No. 1061 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 872Steamer Peerless, circular "Dec 26, 1859" datestamp ties 3¢ dull red (26), trivial corner flaw, on orange buff cover from the Carroll Hoy correspondence to New Orleans La., Very Fine and rare, Only 5 Recorded Examples of this scarce Steamer Handstamp., ex-Milgram.
Milgram No. 1077 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 873Steamer Perry, circular handstamp in black and red, clear strike of black on buff cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by red "Providence R.I." cds to Bristol R.I., black "Steamboat" straightline; red partial strike cancels 3¢ red (U27) buff Star die entire to Newport R.I., F.-V.F. and scarce pair.
Milgram No. 1089, 1090 Estimate $200 - 300.
References: black strike illustrated in Milgram's "Vessel-Names Markings on United States Inland and Ocean Waterways 1810-1890", p. 563.
Lot 874Steamboat Piota, fancy double-oval handstamp with flower and leaves at center struck in black and blue, black strike on 3¢ red (U1) entire from Buchannon Carroll to New Orleans La., endorsed "with freight pr. Str. Piota" at top left, and blue strike on 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire from Buchannon Carroll correspondence to New Orleans La., Very Fine pair, black ex-Rohloff, Milgram, blue ex-Milgram.
Milgram No. 1110, 1111 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 875Steamboat Piota, remarkable sharp strike of fancy oval with central flower on 3¢ red (U10) buff entire from the Buchannon Carroll & C. at New Orleans La., endorsed "St. Piota" at bottom left, Extremely Fine and choice.
Milgram No. 1110 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 876From Steamer Planter, sharp strike of large circular handstamp on 3¢ red (U10) buff Nesbitt entire from the Carroll Hoy correspondence to New Orleans La., endorsed "Morning Light" at top and crossed out, Very Fine and choice strike.
Milgram No. 1124 Estimate $300 - 400.
The "Planter" of 343 tons was built in 1860 of 343 tons and was owned in part by Captain Clarkes V. Wells, who was from Sistersville, Virginia and took his boat south when the Civil War broke out. It was captured by U.S. troops on June 15, 1863, but after the war operated on the Alabama River.
References: Illustrated in Milgram's "Vessel-Names Markings on United States Inland and Ocean Waterways 1810-1890" on p. 576.
Lot 877Plymouth Rock, fancy printed corner card showing steamboat on orange buff cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by "Detroit Mich., 3 Paid, Sep 9" cds to Grass Lake Mich.; reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine and rare.
Milgram No. 1129 Estimate $500 - 750.
A WONDERFUL GREAT LAKES STEAMER CORNER CARD FOR THE "PLYMOUTH ROCK" OF THE MICHIGAN CENTRAL RAIL ROAD LINE.