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4242 - EARLY ALABAMA NEWSPAPER, The Mobile Commercial Register, Mobile, AL. June 10th, 1822, printed handbill, 6.5" X 8", an interesting advertisement attesting to the success of the paper for the first six months of operation and offering incentives for those who bring in new subscriptions for the paper. A description of the paper is included - printed signatures of Battelle and Townsend the owners. In 1821, the Mobile Commercial Register is founded by Jonathan Battelle, a Bostonian who had become a Savannah merchant, and John W. Townsend, a Montgomery newspaperman; first issue published Dec. 10, 1821. Very good, archival repair to left margin unaffecting text. A rare early Mobile newspaper imprint..........................................................$125.00

4243 - A COLLECTION OF NEW ORLEANS MERCHANT BILLHEADS WITH FOUR IN THE CONFEDERATE ERA, 11 merchant billheads ranging in size from 5" X 7" to 8" X 14" with the majority being the larger size. 1858 - 1872 with 10 being antebellum dates, 4 being dated in the Confederate period. All listing plantation supplies sold to W. G. Hale of Desoto Parish, LA who owned 50 slaves in 1860. These goods were purchased from different New Orleans merchants and shipped up the Mississippi and Red River to Hale's plantation. Quite detailed. Condition is fine to very fine. Lot of 11 items................................................$130.00


THE OLD SOUTH POSTAL HISTORY

12250 - RICHMOND, VA, 1849, CHOLERA IN MEMPHIS REPORTED, Folded letter sheet postmarked in red RICHMOND, VA/JAN. 26. 3 page letter with notations by three family members of the Bragg Family to Judith Hunt of Memphis, TN, detailing reports of Cholera in Memphis. He hopes she was spared, not much in the Richmond area, just some isolated cases, will put the lock of hair of their deceased brother in a pin, more family news. Fine...........$45.00

12251 - ADDRESSED TO A FUTURE GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA, 2 items, [a] cover, postmarked MACON, GA, Sept. 1st, addressed to Benjamin Conley a later Reconstruction of GA, green CDS, [2] Folded letter sheet, blue CDS MONTGOMERY, AL, stamped 10 in blue, addressed to Ben. Conley in Augusta, GA, mentioning the death of a brother. Very fine, 2 items, antebellum postal history.................................................$65.00

12252 - ADVERTISING COVER, ATLANTA, GA, Imprinted business envelope stamped, stamped received February 1874, addressed to NY City, MAD WILDA LADIES HAIR ESTABLISHMENT, WHITEHALL ST. ATLANTA, GREEN 3 cent Jefferson stamp, attractive Southern postal cover............................................$35.00

12253 - NEW ORLEANS 1846, SHIPPING COTTON, June 11th, 1846, folded letter sheet, postmarked in dark blue NEW ORLEANS, JUN 11, large 10 stamped, addressed to New York, letter stating that day was shipped on the packet ship VICKSBURG 33 bales of cotton was shipped valued at $35 per bale from an Arkansas account, blue paper nice fresh example....................................................$45.00

12254 - THE STEAMBOAT COURTLAND, Letter sheet, dated at New Orleans February 20th, 1832 stating that 32 bales were sold that were received on the Steamboat Courtland, hand-lined accounting of the individual bales sales less the cost of shipping, drayage, etc. Faint New Orleans red cancellation. Addressed to Livingston, MS. The Courtland was loss at New Orleans [sunk] in 1833, interesting accounting of an early cotton shipment and sale.................................................................$45.00

12255 - CARRIED BY THE STEAMBOAT SALLY ROBINSON, 3 Cent red embossed stamp pen cancelled, addressed to New Orleans, noted in manuscript that it was carried on the Steamboat "Sallie Robinson," nice Mississippi steamboat cover.................................$75.00

12256 - CARRIED BY THE STEAMBOAT AMAZON, Red 3 Cent embossed stamp, addressed to New Orleans, LA. Noted "for freight, Stm. Amazon", Very fine....................$65.00

12257 - CARRIED BY THE STEAMBOAT ST. NICHOLAS, 3 Cent red embossed 3 Cent stamp, addressed to Bayou Rapides, Alexandria, LA, nice Packet Stamp of the Steamboat St. Nicholas in blue, bottom right corner some restoration, light stain, does not affect any manuscript, scarce Packet stamp............................................$125.00

12257A - 1825 NEW ORLEANS TO ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA, Folded letter sheet, 10 Cent manuscript postage, large black NEW ORLEANS AUG 30 CDS, addressed to a merchant in St. Francisville, LA on the Mississippi River, letter regarding shipping by the Thursday steamboat Packet sugar and mackerel, shipped by boat in the early days of steamboats on the lower Mississippi River. Very fine....................................................$49.00

12557B - THE STEAMBOAT A. L. SHOTWELL, Folded letter sheet, March 1857, letter from New Orleans with a March 19th LOUISVILLE, KY. MAR 19 blue-green cancellation addressed to Louisville, KY, ST......AT, [STEAMBOAT] blue-green stamp, letter regarding financial matters. The "Shotwell" sunk near Memphis on March 24th, 1857 near Memphis. This letter was sent on her last trip north to Louisville the previous week. Some stains in interior, nice front cover showing, scarcer Steamboat stamping.............................$65.00

12557C - EARLY POSTMARKED CINCINNATI LETTER TO NEW ORLEANS, May 1st, 1828, CINCINNATI MAY 1 CDS, letter sheet folded and addressed to the Mayor of New Orleans Joseph Roffignau concerning a known criminal who will be on trial in New Orleans, 20 Cents manuscript postage noted. Very good...........................................$45.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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