Louisville & New Orleans Packet Bunker Hill No. 3.. Well-struck red illustrated handstamp on illustrated bill of lading with yeardate cut off, to New Orleans, manuscript initials at left, some slight wear incl. splitting along folds, still Very Fine strike of this scarce marking, the Bunker Hill No. 3 was built in New Albany Ind. in 1849 and its first captain, Job. Whipple, died aboard ship between Natchez and Memphis on March 25, 1849 (several other crew members also died of cholera), this item was carried outside of the mails from Uniontown Ky. to New Orleans

3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, tied by indistinct strike of "Cairo Ill. Dec. 21, 1858" circular datestamp on cover with blue boxed "Louisville & New Orleans Regular Passenger Packet Pacific, will leave Louisville for New Orleans on Monday Dec. 27, at 5 o'clock, P.M." handstamp, addressed to Louisville, also with blind-embossed commission merchant's corner card, light strike of forwarder's backstamp, 1858 docketing on back, some opening tears at top left have been repaired, still Very Fine, scarce, carried by steam packet from New Orleans to Cairo Ill. then put into the mails at Cairo by the forwarder