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The "Patrick" Collection
of Naval Militaria, History & Related


Naval Ship Covers




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Lot 133

Confederate States, C.S.S. Palmetto State, Ironclad Ram, cover addressed to "Mr. A.T. Smythe, C. S. St P. State, Charleston, So Ca", franked with a 10¢ blue (11) tied by a partial Richmond c.d.s. (Oct 15, 1863?); bit of paper clip rust at the top, Fine to Very Fine. Very rare.
Estimate $400 - 600

Palmetto State was a Richmond Class ironclad Ram built in Charleston in 1862. They had a complement of 180 and were slow and difficult to steer. Her most notable action was the ramming of the Mercedita. She was sunk to prevent capture September 27, 1864. Augustine T. Smythe was a Signal Officer. He was present at the firing on Fort Sumter.
Realized $325.
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Lot 134

Confederate States, C.S.S. Palmetto State, Ironclad Ram, cover addressed to "A.Z. Smythe, Esq, Signal Officer 'Palmetto State', Charleston, So Ca", franked with a 10¢ blue (11) tied by a partial blue Aug 23 Columbia, S.C. c.d.s., Fine to Very Fine. Very rare.
Estimate $400 - 600

Palmetto State was a Richmond Class ironclad Ram built in Charleston in 1862. They had a complement of 180 and were slow and difficult to steer. Her most notable action was the ramming of the Mercedita. She was sunk to prevent capture on September 27, 1864.
Realized $475.
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Lot 135

Confederate States, C.S.S. Wave, Side-Wheel Steamer, homemade cover addressed to "Capt. McKenny, of Steamer Wave, St. Martinville", franked with a 5¢ blue (7) tied by a mostly clear New Iberia, La. c.d.s., Feb 18 (1865), endorsed "O.B." for Official Business and "pr. Laurie" (a Bayou Teche steamer?); unobtrusive central vertical file fold, Fine to Very Fine. A rare cover from the captured U.S.S. Wave, in the service of the Confederacy for only a few months. The 5¢ is either an underpayment of the normal 10¢ rate, or, since New Iberia and St. Martinville are only six miles apart and connected by the Bayou Teche, it may be an overpayment of 2¢ for a drop letter plus the 2¢ ship fee., with a 2003 C.S.A. certificate.
Estimate $400 - 600

Wave (Tinclad 45) was ordered as Argosy 2. She entered service in early 1864 and served less than five months before being captured at Calcasieu River. She was refit as a cargo steamer and probably destroyed in 1865 by retreating Confederates.
Realized $475.
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