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WESTERN EXPANSION continued...

ABRAHAM LINCOLN continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
781 c   Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson, red and blue allover 1864 campaign design cover published by Gates and Gamble of Cincinnati to Delvan, Wisconsin with 3c Rose (65, couple
foxed perfs.) tied by blue target cancel, with matching double circle NeAbraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson, red and blue allover 1864 campaign design cover published by Gates and Gamble of Cincinnati to Delvan, Wisconsin with 3c Rose (#65, couple foxed perfs.) tied by blue target cancel, with matching double circle "New Albany, Ind./Nov 15, '64" datestamp, extremely fine and eye-catching design. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
782 c   Lincoln and Johnson, printed 1864 campaign corner card cover in purple with all over Union Party Platform text on reverse published by Lyon and Whittemore of New York to
Auburn, N.Y. with 3c Rose (65) tied by segmented cork cancel, matching FLincoln and Johnson, printed 1864 campaign corner card cover in purple with all over "Union Party Platform" text on reverse published by Lyon and Whittemore of New York to Auburn, N.Y. with 3c Rose (#65) tied by segmented cork cancel, matching "Farmer, N.Y./Nov 7" datestamp alongside, extremely fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
783 c   Lincoln campaign cover collection balance, sixteen covers with virtually all different designs for the 1860 and 1864 presidential campaigns, twelve are for the 1860 campaign including five rail splitter designs, five portrait designs, one Lincoln-Hamlin portraits design with matching letterhead and one Douglas-Johnson Democratic ticket design, the 1864 campaign covers include three Lincoln-Johnson portraits designs, some usual stamp or cover faults, largely fine-very fine and desirable. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
FREMONT CAMPAIGN COVERS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
784 c   Fremont Campaign Cover to Nova Scotia,BostonPaid11 FebBr. Pkt. red exchange office postmark and pencil 5 rate on cover to Nova Scotia with 8 February, 1857 enclosure, 8 pence
due handstamp, Ud StatesHalifax1857 exchange office and KFremont Campaign Cover to Nova Scotia,"Boston/Paid/11 Feb/Br. Pkt." red exchange office postmark and pencil "5" rate on cover to Nova Scotia with 8 February, 1857 enclosure, "8" pence due handstamp, "Ud States/Halifax/1857" exchange office and "Kentville N.S./Fe 14, 1857" transit backstamps, very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
785 c   John C. Fremont, two illustrated campaign covers, first with large framed portrait design published by J.W. Orr of New York with The Peoples Candidate and Freedom National
Slavery Sectional slogans to Fall River with 3c Dull red (11) tied byJohn C. Fremont, two illustrated campaign covers, first with large framed portrait design published by J.W. Orr of New York with "The Peoples Candidate" and "Freedom National Slavery Sectional" slogans to Fall River with 3c Dull red (#11) tied by "New Bedford, Ms./Oct 4" datestamp with original 1856 letter, the other a simple portrait design by Pittman Brothers on yellow cover to Washington, Pa. with 3c Dull red (#26) tied by "Chicago, Ill./Oct 11" datestamp, former with trivial light stain, very fine duo.Freemont, John C., explorer, soldier and politician was the first presidential candidate of the Republican Party. (imagea) (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
786 c   For President in 1864, John C. Freemont! slogan on blue patriotic cover with red Union! imprint, used to Dayton, Ohio with 3c Rose (65, tear) tied by double circle Lafayette,
IndMay 12, 1863 datestamp, slightly reduced at right, very fine aFor President in 1864, John C. Freemont! slogan on blue patriotic cover with red "Union!" imprint, used to Dayton, Ohio with 3c Rose (#65, tear) tied by double circle "Lafayette, Ind/May 12, 1863 datestamp, slightly reduced at right, very fine; also includes a period photograph of Freemont in military uniform. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
787 c   Ulysses S. Grant Presidential campaign, matched pair of illustrated campaign covers in light blue with We Fight it on this Line slogan to the same Putnam, Ct. address, first
with well centered 3c Rose, with grill (94) cancelled by propellerUlysses S. Grant Presidential campaign, matched pair of illustrated campaign covers in light blue with "We Fight it on this Line" slogan to the same Putnam, Ct. address, first with well centered 3c Rose, with grill (#94) cancelled by "propeller" with matching "Brooklyn, Ct./Feb 17" datestamp alongside, the other with 3c Ultramarine (#114) cancelled by "3" with matching "Brooklyn, Ct./Jan 7" datestamp alongside, also a red, white and blue 28x121mm silk campaign ribbon, covers slightly reduced at right, very fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
JEFFERSON DAVIS CAMPAIGN COVERS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
788 c   Jeff. Davis, Prest., Alexr. H. Stephens, Vice Prest., allover blue and red on white, seven-star Confederate patriotic cover used to Chicago with 3c Dull red (26) tied by Saint
Louis, Mo.Apr 4 (1861) datestamp, with original letter, smallJeff. Davis, Prest., Alexr. H. Stephens, Vice Prest., allover blue and red on white, seven-star Confederate patriotic cover used to Chicago with 3c Dull red (#26) tied by "Saint Louis, Mo./Apr 4" (1861) datestamp, with original letter, small sealed tear at top, very fine and handsome; also includes the Virginia state ballot for November 6, 1861 with Davis and Stephens on the ticket; ex-Paliafito.Eight days after this cover was mailed the first shots were fired at Fort Sumpter, and thus began the long years of the Civil War. Missouri was a controversial slave state at the time, but remained in the Union, although divided as indicated by this cover. (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
LINCOLN ASSASSINATION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
789   John Wilkes Booth, Rare partly printed Autograph Express Envelope Signed J. Wilkes Booth, envelope, Washington, no date [1860s]. Booth signs an imprinted envelope front of the
Harden Express Co., writing that he has Paid 1.00 to send $100.00John Wilkes Booth, Rare partly printed Autograph Express Envelope Signed "J. Wilkes Booth," envelope, Washington, no date [1860s]. Booth signs an imprinted envelope front of the Harden Express Co., writing that he has "Paid 1.00 to send $100.00" in the envelope to "J.H. Simonds Esq. / Mechanics Bank / Boston Mass" Front of envelope only present. Three splits repaired on verso, aged and with chipped edges; pin holes at upper left. A strong, large signature. Accompanied by two carte-de-visite Photographs of Booth. One is a distinguished three-quart-length pose in partial profile, facing left with his right hand holding his lapel and his left behind him; the second, by Fay of New York, is a vignetted waist-length image of the actor in a coat. Also with a New York Sun newspaper, 4/19/1865, with war news from North Carolina and heavy coverage of Lincoln's death. Also with a souvenir reprint of the playbill for the performance of "Our American Cousin" at which Booth committed the crime (condition problems). Finally, with a clipping about the death of Booth, probably clipped much later from an archive newspaper. Booth, John Wilkes - American actor and assassin (1838-65); scion of the great stage family, his father was one of the great stars of his era, and his brother Edwin is acknowledged the greatest American actor of the 19th century; a strong supporter of slavery, he was at the center of a plot to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln, but Lee's surrender at Appomattox on April 12, 1865, made the plan moot; two days later, on Good Friday, as part of an attempt to decapitate the US government, Booth shot Lincoln in the head at Ford's Theatre in Washington, leaping to the stage to shout "Sic semper tyrranus!" the Virginia state motto (Thus always to tyrants!); he escaped the city, and after a twelve-day manhunt, was shot and killed in a barn near Port Royal, Virginia. (imagea) (imageb) (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
790 c   John Wilkes Booth portrait design cover, sold by C.H. Anderson, Washington, D.C. with Hunt the villain down... etc. eight line imprint to Portland, Maine with 3c Rose (65,
faults) tied by quartered cork cancel, with Washington, D.C.May 3 dJohn Wilkes Booth portrait design cover, sold by C.H. Anderson, Washington, D.C." with "Hunt the villain down..." etc. eight line imprint to Portland, Maine with 3c Rose (#65, faults) tied by quartered cork cancel, with "Washington, D.C./May 3" datestamp alongside, backstamped on arrival the next day, very fine and very rare if not unique; the only known Booth design; illustrated in Milgram on page 175. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $18,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
791   [Booths Death - Corbett and Doherty Letters] Rare Autograph Letter Signed by the man who shot John Wilkes Booth: Boston Corbett  Sergt. Co. L. 16th NY Cavalry, 1 page, 8vo,
Washington, May 1, 1865. Just a week after killing the assassin,[Booth's Death - Corbett and Doherty Letters] Rare Autograph Letter Signed by the man who shot John Wilkes Booth: "Boston Corbett / Sergt. Co. L. 16th NY Cavalry," 1 page, 8vo, Washington, May 1, 1865. Just a week after killing the assassin, he writes a friend named Andrew, "I was truly Glad to hear from you and hope to see you soon when I shall be better able to explain All. I have heard of John's death. Also of the death of his Wife." Some fingerprints at upper left, otherwise fine. American Book Prices Current lists only one other ALS of Corbett's having sold in nearly three decades.With an amazing content ALS by the man who led the detachment that tracked down Booth and his accomplice David Herold in Virginia, "E.P. Doherty late Capt. 16th NY Cav.," five pages on five sheets, 4to, on imprinted stationery of NY GAR Veterans Post No. 436, February 1, 1895. He gives attorney W. Ward in Pleasantville, PA an account of his pursuit of Booth. Making his way to Fredericksburg, Virginia, "I got information from the Ferryman's wife that put me on the track of the assassins. I arrested her husband after he had ferried the men & myself across the Rappahannock and compelled him to guide me to Bowling Green, & to the House of Mrs. Goldman, where, his wife had told me the assassins had gone. I left all the men but 8 & surrounded Goldmans' House, after a little delay I arrested a (man) named Capt. Jett (actually a Confederate private) who had been in Booth's company the previous evening. I read Stanton's proclamation (offering a $100,000 reward for the assassins' capture and death to anyone who assists them), threatened him with instant death, if he did not reveal the hiding place of Booth. He told me where he had left Booth. I arrested him & compelled him to guide me to the Garrett farm, where Booth & Horold [sic] were in hiding." (imagea) (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
792   [Weichmann Correspondence] Astonishing series of letters written to Louis J. Weichmann, a chief prosecution witness in the conspiracy trial of John Surratt, Mary Surratt,
George Atzerodt, Lewis Payne, David Herold, Edmund Spangler, Michael OLaug[Weichmann Correspondence] Astonishing series of letters written to Louis J. Weichmann, a chief prosecution witness in the conspiracy trial of John Surratt, Mary Surratt, George Atzerodt, Lewis Payne, David Herold, Edmund Spangler, Michael O'Laughlen, Samuel Arnold, and Samuel Mudd. Weichmann's testimony helped hang Mrs. Surratt, Atzerodt, Payne, and Herold. One, from Luther B. Baker, who helped lead the chase for John Wilkes Booth, is in reply to Weichmann's solicitation for his book on Lincoln's assassination; he states simply that "I will not at present subscribe. I inclose my circular which speaks for itself...I attended the great trial and was a witness at the trial of John H. Surratt. Was also witness at the Impeachment trial of President Johnson." Baker's circular is for his own lectures on the assassination. The largest series of letters (21) is from Almarin C. Richards, who had been superintendent of the Washington Metropolitan Police, who leading first hours of the hunt after Booth and the other conspirators; the matter was soon taken out of his hands by Secretary of War Edmund Stanton. Richards defends Weichmann from the "dastardly and scandalous attack upon your character by John H. Surrat" in his interview in the Washington Post. Weichmann had been a friend of Suratt's and was able to place many of the conspirators together during the planning of the assassination. Many had accused him of turning in his companions for money. Richards gives news about the detectives who first interviewed Weichmann and gives his own recollection of the case: "The man from whom we got the first information connecting Payne, Harold and Atzerot with Booth was a saloon keeper under or near the theatre named Ferguson." Many of the letters are full of Richards's recollections of the investigation, and he believes firmly in the guilt of Mrs. Suratt, still a controversial question today.Another six letters are from Dr. George Loring Porter, post surgeon at Washington Arsenal, who was the only military officer present at the secret burial of John Wilkes Booth; he was also the physician in charge of the other conspirators. He gives his opinions of the them, including (in contrast to Richards) his belief that Mrs. Surratt's Catholicism was not a motivation in her involvement in the assassination! With two TLS by Wm. H. Seward, son of the eponymous Secretary of State, informing Weichmann of the dates of his mother's, sister's, and brother Augustus's deaths, and directing him to his brother Frederick Seward, survivor of Lewis Payne's vicious knife attack on the night Lincoln was killed. With a typed letter directing Weichmann to Richards's whereabouts (Florida) and an interesting typescript, January 31, 1897, by Edward G. Jones of Anderson, Indiana, who asserts that Booth was never killed and a double was buried in his place! A unique group.See A True History of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln And Of The Conspiracy of 1865 by Weichmann and Richards, edited by Floyd E. Risvold and published by Knopf in 1979. (imagea) (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $4,000.00
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793   [Lincoln Assassination] Trio of Books: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators. Benn Pittman, ed. Cincinnati, Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin, 1865. 8vo, later tan and brown leather with gilt spine. Frontispiece. Risvold label on pastedown, handstamps on both free front endpapers. Dampstain to frontis page, edges rubbed with some board showing at corners. Otherwise clean and tight. Trial of the Assassins and Conspirators…for the Murder of President Abraham Lincoln. Philadelphia, TB Peterson & Bros., [1865]. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt spine. Risvold’s label on free endpaper. Hinges cracked, spine ends chipping with loss at heel, interior toned. The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth.... GA Townsend, NY: Dick & Fitzgerald, [1865] - 80-page Issue - 8vo, modern ¾ leather with marbled boards, gilt and banded spine, gilt tops. Est. $300-400

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
794 c   The Nation Mourns (used from Canada), Lincoln boxed portrait mourning cover with The Nation Mourns, Its Chief has Fallen slogan used from Canada to Cambridgeport, Mass. with
Canada 1859 10c Red lilac (17) tied by MontrealAp 16, 1866 duplexThe Nation Mourns (used from Canada), Lincoln boxed portrait mourning cover with "The Nation Mourns, Its Chief has Fallen" slogan used from Canada to Cambridgeport, Mass. with Canada 1859 10c Red lilac (#17) tied by "Montreal/Ap 16, 1866" duplex postmark, extremely fine; an exceedingly rare Lincoln mourning usage from Canada; illustrated in Milgram on page 171; 1974 PF certificate. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $14,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
795 c   The Nation Mourns, Lincoln portrait, small design in black on oblong cover with mourning border and The Nation Mourns, April 15, 1865 imprint to Ohioville, Pa. with 3c Rose
(65) tied by Columbus Grove, ODec 8 datestamp, cover with tear at rThe Nation Mourns, Lincoln portrait, small design in black on oblong cover with mourning border and "The Nation Mourns, April 15, 1865" imprint to Ohioville, Pa. with 3c Rose (#65) tied by "Columbus Grove, O/Dec 8" datestamp, cover with tear at right center and slightly reduced at right, fine and scarce. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
796 c   We mourn him in death, Lincoln oval portrait mourning design cover with mourning border and We loved him in life, We mourn him in death imprint to Dorchester, Mass. with two 3c
Rose (65, one faults) cancelled by targets, with matching double cWe mourn him in death, Lincoln oval portrait mourning design cover with mourning border and "We loved him in life, We mourn him in death" imprint to Dorchester, Mass. with two 3c Rose (#65, one faults) cancelled by targets, with matching double circle "San Francisco, Cal/Jun 5, 1865' datestamp alongside, very fine; illustrated in Milgram on page 172 ex-Martthies. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
797 c   Lincoln mourning cover,oval portrait design cover with mourning border at cover edges to Lemberg, Austria, red N York Brem Pkt12 PaidAug 12 datestamp and endorsed Via Bremen by
Steamer, blue Americauber BremenFranco transit postmark andLincoln mourning cover,oval portrait design cover with mourning border at cover edges to Lemberg, Austria, red "N York Brem Pkt/12 Paid/Aug 12" datestamp and endorsed "Via Bremen by Steamer," blue "America/uber Bremen/Franco" transit postmark and two Lemberg" backstamps, slight staining at left, otherwise very fine. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
798 c   Lincoln mourning cover, Lincoln decorated oval portrait mourning design cover with crossed mourning borders to Huelson, N.Y. with 3c Rose (65) tied by cork cancel and New
YorkMay 6 datestamp, very fine.Lincoln mourning cover, Lincoln decorated oval portrait mourning design cover with crossed mourning borders to Huelson, N.Y. with 3c Rose (#65) tied by cork cancel and "New York/May 6" datestamp, very fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
799 c   Lincoln mourning cover, Lincoln portrait in black oval mourning design cover with We Cherish His Memory slogan on cover to Moorestown, N.J. with 3c Rose (65) tied by two-line
straightline STEAMSHIP cancel of New York, matching Due 7 handsLincoln mourning cover, Lincoln portrait in black oval mourning design cover with "We Cherish His Memory" slogan on cover to Moorestown, N.J. with 3c Rose (#65) tied by two-line straightline "STEAM/SHIP" cancel of New York, matching "Due 7" handstamp, slightly reduced at left, very fine; illustrated in Milgram on page 170. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
800   Lincoln mourning collection, twelve items, only two of which are mourning covers, the remainder includes two mourning cards, a silk mourning ribbon, a Magnus illustrated song sheet, a time table of the Funeral train from Washington to Springfield, a copy of General Order No. 51 by Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy announcing Lincoln's death, a newspaper clipping announcing Booth's having been killed, and more; an excellent group for the Lincoln collector. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction

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