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Sale 77: Confederate States of America

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Blockade Covers

Lot 1621    

Confederacy, Spartanburg, S.C. to Liverpool via Wilmington and Nassau, cover originating in Charleston S.C. to John Grimball, in care of Fraser Trenholm & Co. in Liverpool, England, left Wilmington, N.C. on the blockade runner Will-of-the-wisp or the Edith, arrived in Nassau with "Bahamas, Ap 30, 1864" transit backstamp applied upon arrival, sent unpaid with blue crayon "1/5 + 7 = 2/" (two shillings due) and manuscript "2/-" due rating, Liverpool (5.8) arrival cds; cover wear and soiling with lower right corner repaired, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Lt. Grimball left Liverpool after receiving this cover on the CSS "Shenandoah" and this cover travelled with him completely around the world, during which Lt. Grimball fired the last shot of the Civil War on a whaler in the North Pacific or Arctic Ocean.

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Realized: $1,600

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