Sale 2Completed: June 8, 2024

The NAPEX Sale

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Lots 1040—1050

Inland Waterway Covers

  • Lot 1040

    Packet Steamer Amanda, perfect bold blue oval handstamp on orange cover to Liddell Landing, Trinity La., endorsed per "Amanda" at bottom left, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine and choice.

    Milgram No. 42   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $300 - 400.

    Packet Steamer "Amanda" was a sidewheeler built at Louisville Ky. in 1852. She ran Memphis-Hatchie river trade, in 1854 sent to Mobile for the coastal route to New Orleans, then New Orleans-Aberdeen Ms., and finally New Orleans-Red River trade before being dismantled in 1860.

    Realized: $1600

  • Lot 1041

    Weekly Packet B.L. Hodge No. 2, large blue May 28th 1870 steamboat oval on 3¢ pink (U58) entire from the Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence to New Orleans La., endorsed "per steamer Hodge" at top, Very Fine.

    Milgram No. 127   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $100 - 150.

    "B.L. Hodge No. 2" was built in 1867 at Louisville Ky. She ran New Orleans-Grand Ecore-Red River until 1876, when taken to Jeffersonville, rebuilt and renamed "Southern Belle".

    Realized: $80

  • Lot 1042

    Packet Empress, red oval handstamp on folded letter datelined "Vernon (Ala.) Jan 23rd 1852" to Mobile Ala., partial "Steam 5" rating oval, F.-V.F. and scarce.

    Milgram No. 420   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $150 - 200.

    The Packet "Empress" was a sidewheel packet built in 1850. First home port was Mobile, running Alabama rivers until 1856 when she went to New Orleans.

    This cover is the illustrated example in both the Klein and Milgram books.
  • Lot 1043

    Steamer Jenny Bealle, circular handstamp on gray September 7th 1853 folded letter to Mobile Ala. with oval "Steam 5" rating handstamp, letter from H.C. Holt requests "one Bolt of Baggin and one Coil Rope and one dozen Negro blankets" and to send to T. Bluffs; horizontal file fold with light toning, F.-V.F., ex-Klein-Somdahl .

    Milgram No. 693   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $500 - 750.


    The Steamer "Jenny Bealle" was a sidewheel packet built in 1852. She went to Mobile and ran the Alabama, Mobile and Tombigbee rivers. Milgram only illustrates a tracing of this rare marking, probably made from this letter.

    Realized: $400

  • Lot 1044

    U.S. Mail Packet Steamer Lizzie Simmons, sharp 4-line handstamp on pen canceled 3¢ red (U9) Nesbitt entire from the Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence to New Orleans La., scarce and Very Fine.

    Milgram No. 802   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $300 - 400.

    Steamer Lizzie Simmons was a sidewheel packet built in 1859 at New Albany Ind. She ran New Orleans-Memphis in 1862 until she was converted to a gun boat transport and renamed by the CSA as "Pontchartrain". In July 1863, she went up the Yazoo River to prevent capture, but was later destroyed by U.S. gun boat "General Price" at Little Rock, Arkansas on Sept. 10th 1863.
  • Lot 1045

    Packet Mary Clifton, red steamboat oval on blue folded letter datelined Mobile Ala. May 3rd 1852 to Montgomery Ala., endorsed "Clifton" at bottom left, Very Fine.

    Milgram No. 856   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $150 - 200.
  • Lot 1046

    Packet Monarch, fancy boxed red handstamp on blue November 25th 1852 folded letter from Mobile Ala. to Demopolis Ala.; some edge wear, Very Fine and rare.

    Milgram No. 923   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $300 - 400.

    Realized: $240

  • Lot 1047

    Steamer Oregon, red oval handstamp on clean Sept. 19th 1846 folded cover from New York City to Providence R.I., Very Fine.

    Milgram No. 1034   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $150 - 200.

    The Steamer "Oregon" operated on the Long Island Sound and Eastern Seaboard route.
  • Lot 1048

    New Orleans, Alexandria & Natchitoches Packet P. Dalmau, steamboat oval handstamp on blue folded letter datelined New Orleans June 1st 1852 to Avoyelles La., entered mails with manuscript "Marks Ville La. June 4" postmark and matching ms. "5" rating, endorsed "S.B. P. Dalmau" at bottom left, cotton sales docketing on face, Very Fine.

    Milgram No. 1070   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $200 - 300.

    Packet "Peter Dalmau" was a sidewheel packet built in 1851 at Jeffersonville Ind.
  • Lot 1049

    Steamboat Piota, fancy blue steamboat oval on 3¢ Nesbitt entire canceled by manuscript "X" from the Buchanon Caroll & Co. correspondence to New Orleans La.; flap tear, Very Fine.

    Milgram No. 1111   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $200 - 300.

    Steamboat "Piota" was a sidewheel packet built in 1852 at Albany Ind., he home port. She went to New Orleans and ran the Mississippi and Red Rivers until 1854 when she caught fire and burned at Algiers.
  • Lot 1050

    Baltimore Md. "Steamboat", straightline with matching sharp "Due 3" in circle rating handstamp on orange cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) imprint selvage single tied by "Baltimore Md. Dec 23" cds duplex with quartered cork to Petersburg Va.; couple tiny top edge tears, an Extremely Fine gem use.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $150 - 200.

    Realized: $80