Lot 926Steamer America, red oval handstamp and "pr. 'America' " endorsement on gray folded letter datelined "New Orleans, May 1st 1849" to St. Louis Mo. care of B.H. Randolph, entered mails with red "St. Louis Mo. '10' May 10" integral-rate cds readdressed to Boston Mass., Very Fine and scarce, ex-Rohloff, Milgram (J.W.M. backstamp).
Milgram No. 45 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 927Packet Steamer Amanda, bold strike of blue oval handstamp on 1854, 3¢ Nesbitt entire (U10) to New Orleans with black cds & matching straight line "Steam" handstamp, Extremely Fine and choice, a lovely cover, ex-Hill.
Milgram No. 42 Estimate $300 - 400.
"Amanda" of 142 gross tons was built at Louisville in 1852 for the Mobile - New Orleans trade. In April 1857, she was purchased by Henry Tucker with Capt. N.C. Briggs as Master operating on the Red River.
Lot 928Balto. & Norfolk Boat, Jan 27, clear cds with matching circle of wedges cancel tying 1861, 3¢ rose on cover to Southburg, Ct.; cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 929Steamer Cora, bold red oval handstamp on folded letter datelined "Camden Arkansas. Feb 7th 1849" to New Orleans La.; endorsed "Cora" at lower left, Very Fine.
Milgram No. 291 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 930Homer, bold red straight-line handstamp on Dec. 14th 1847 folded letter from Camden Ark. to New Orleans La., Very Fine strike.
Milgram No. 612 Estimate $150 - 200.
THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE HOMER HANDSTAMP.
Lot 931Steamer Illinois, printed schedule on reverse of orange cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Detroit Mich. Aug 5" cds to Cleveland Oh.; some soiling and light stains on front, otherwise Very Fine and scarce.
Milgram No. 637 Estimate $150 - 200.
There are a number of schedules that appear on covers either as handstamps or as printed corner cards. This cover for the "Illinois" shows the 1862 summer schedule between Cleveland and Detroit.
Lot 932U.S. Ship Monongahela, blue cds on cover bearing two 2¢ red brown (210) singles tied by cork cancels, matching "Vallejo Cal., Jul 18" cds to Burlington Vt., Very Fine.
Milgram No. 927 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 933From Steamer Osceola, clear strike of red oval on blue folded cover docketed as datelined "Trenton Dec 11d 1850" from Buchannon Carroll & Co. to New Orleans La., endorsed "Osceola's Bill Lading" at top, Very Fine and choice, ex-Milgram (J.W.M.).
Milgram No. 1040 Estimate $150 - 200.
In the early 1850s, the "Osceola" plied the waterways of the Ouachita, Black and Mississippi Rivers between Camden, Ark. and New Orleans La.
References: Illustration example in Milgram's Vessel Named Markings book on page 541.
Lot 934Ouachita Packet Princeton, blue illustrated handstamp showing cotton bale on illustrated Feb. 27, 1848 bill of lading showing steamboat from Camden Ark. to New Orleans La., Fine.
Milgram No. 1146 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 935Ship Telegraph, red fancy framed handstamp on December 30, 1817 folded cover from Bankers Bainbridge & Brown of London to Philadelphia Pa., endorsed "p Courier" via Liverpool and updated to "Telegraph" at bottom left, manuscript "forwd by Y. O.S. J.S. Carter & Co., L'Pool" on reverse, Philadelphia "6" in circle due handstamp; some light fold toning, F.-V.F.
Milgram No. 1350 Estimate $150 - 200.