Items for Sale - Blockade-Run Mail - Item#19639
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Item# 19639

Outgoing blockade-run cover from Wilmington, N.C., to Heidelberg, Germany via Nassau, Bahamas. Addressed to Henry Watson Esqr., Heidelberg, Germany, NASSAU / PAID / SP 14 / 63 CDS, transit datestamps applied at London (Oct. 19), Calais (Oct. 19), Paris (Oct. 20) and Heidelberg (Oct. 21), red "PD" handstamp, red crayon "1/4" British postage, blue crayon "1" (1p retained by Bahamas P.O.); detailed receipt docketing on back (COVER VERSO) stating "via Nassau, London, Calais, Paris & Strasburg. Rec'd at Heidelberg Oct. 21, 1863," slightly reduced at right. Very Fine. This was carried on the blockade-runner Margaret & Jessie from Wilmington on September 10, 1863, arriving Nassau September 14; by Cunard Branch line from Nassau to New York City; and on the Cunarder China, departing October 7, arriving Liverpool October 16. Special Routes census no. BO-Nas-38. Extremely Fine. $2,500.

Price: $2500