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WESTERN EXPANSION continued...

LINCOLN ASSASSINATION continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
801 c   Lincoln collection balance of covers, proofs and ephemera mounted on album pages, includes seven covers franked by 15c Black (#77), one on 3c Pink entire to Switzerland and one with 30c Orange (#71) to pay the triple rate to France, 15c Lincoln small die proof, plate proof on India in block of four and "Specimen" overprint, also two engraved Lincoln portraits, one multicolored by Kimmel, John G. Hay autograph and John G. Nicolay's free frank on presidential envelope, Hannibal Hamlin signed photo and free frank cover, and more, few minor stamp and cover faults, mainly fine-very fine. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC COVERS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
802 c   Lincoln portrait with several female figures, stunning multicolored all over design cover by Magnus with Invested with Unlimited Power for Good or Evil inscription in banner
being waved by an angel while a devil as black as hell looks over LincLincoln portrait with several female figures, stunning multicolored all over design cover by Magnus with "Invested with Unlimited Power for Good or Evil" inscription in banner being waved by an angel while a devil as black as hell looks over Lincoln's shoulder, used to Mexico, N.Y. with 3c Rose (#65) tied by "Washington, D.C./May 16, 186?" datestamp, very fine, the only reported example; one of the most enigmatic and striking of all Lincoln illustrated covers; illustrated in Milgram on page 125; ex-Kimmel, Paliafito. (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
803 c   Tell Mother, I die happy, gorgeous allover multicolored Magnus design cover addressed on reverse to Ashford, Ct. with 3c Rose (65) tied by double circle Washington, D.C.May 25,
64 datestamp, very fine accompanied by matching illustrated sonTell Mother, I die happy, gorgeous allover multicolored Magnus design cover addressed on reverse to Ashford, Ct. with 3c Rose (#65) tied by double circle "Washington, D.C./May 25, '64" datestamp, very fine; accompanied by matching illustrated song sheet.This is the Magnus design that was later altered to include a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The sole example reported of the altered design is also offered in this auction (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
804 c   Review of the Army, Magnus allover multicolored design cover with dual portraits of Lincoln and McClellan addressed on reverse to Fitzwilliam, N.H., 3c Rose (65) tied by
Washington, D.C.Jan 29, 1862 datestamp, cover opened for display, very fReview of the Army, Magnus allover multicolored design cover with dual portraits of Lincoln and McClellan addressed on reverse to Fitzwilliam, N.H., 3c Rose (#65) tied by "Washington, D.C./Jan 29, 1862" datestamp, cover opened for display, very fine; 1967 PF certificate; ex-Haas.Lincoln appointed George B. McClellan to command all the Armies of the United States on 1 November, 1861. On 7 November, 1862 he was ordered to turn the Army over to Ambrose E. Burnside and return home to await orders which never came. In 1864 he ran for President on the Democratic platform, "peace at any price" and was defeated by Lincoln. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
805 c   Soldiers and StatesmenNeed Only ImitateHis Example and the Union will bless them, fantastic multicolored, allover map of the United States Magnus design cover with 1c Blue (63,
faults) tied by New York City Despatch Post datestamp, very fineSoldiers and Statesmen/Need Only Imitate/His Example and the Union will bless them, fantastic multicolored, allover map of the United States Magnus design cover with 1c Blue (#63, faults) tied by New York City Despatch Post datestamp, very fine; scarce 1c New York City local rate use of a patriotic cover. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
806 c   George Washington, Magnus multicolored portrait design cover used to Lisbon, N.H. with 3c Rose (65) tied by double circle Washington, D.C.Sep 27, 1862 datestamp, with original
letter on Magnus illustrated multicolored view of Rochester designGeorge Washington, Magnus multicolored portrait design cover used to Lisbon, N.H. with 3c Rose (#65) tied by double circle "Washington, D.C./Sep 27, 1862" datestamp, with original letter on Magnus illustrated multicolored view of Rochester design letterhead, very fine. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
807 c   Potomac Army and Generals, Magnus allover multicolored design cover with portraits of George B. McClellan and Major General Keyes used to Tunbridge, Vermont, franked on reverse
by 3c Rose (65) tied by double circle Alexandria, VaMay 20 datestPotomac Army and Generals, Magnus allover multicolored design cover with portraits of George B. McClellan and Major General Keyes used to Tunbridge, Vermont, franked on reverse by 3c Rose (#65) tied by double circle "Alexandria, Va/May 20" datestamp, with original letter datelined "Camp at Union Mills Va. May 18the 1863", very fine and striking. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
808 c   Maj. Gen. McClelland and Maj. Gen. McDowell, dual portrait design cover by Magnus, in brown, used to Apollo, Pa., addressed and franked on reverse by 3c Rose (65, crease) tied
by indistinct 1863 datestamp, very fine, handsome and rare design.Maj. Gen. McClelland and Maj. Gen. McDowell, dual portrait design cover by Magnus, in brown, used to Apollo, Pa., addressed and franked on reverse by 3c Rose (#65, crease) tied by indistinct 1863 datestamp, very fine, handsome and rare design. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
809 c   Gen. Sturgis, Maj. Gen. Shields and Gen. Reno three portrait Magnus design Angell correspondence cover to Vienna, Austria, correctly franked with 3c Rose (65) and 12c Black
(69) tied by two strikes of segmented cork cancel, red N. York HamGen. Sturgis, Maj. Gen. Shields and Gen. Reno three portrait Magnus design Angell correspondence cover to Vienna, Austria, correctly franked with 3c Rose (#65) and 12c Black (#69) tied by two strikes of segmented cork cancel, red "N. York Hamb. Pkt./Paid 10/Sep 5" exchange office postmark, "Franco" handstamp, 1863 Hamburg transit and Vienna arrival backstamps, cover with colorless embossed return card of Levi Bartlett & Co. of Boston on backflap, extremely fine; one of the very few Magnus design uses from this famous correspondence; ex-Paliafito. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
810 c   Maj. Gen Pope, Gen. Schoepff and Gen. Chas. F. Smith, triple portrait Magnus design cover to Liverpool, N.Y. with 3c Rose (65, corner missing) tied by South Bend, Ind.Aug 10
datestamp, fresh and very fine handsome and scarce design ex-WhMaj. Gen/ Pope, Gen. Schoepff and Gen. Chas. F. Smith, triple portrait Magnus design cover to Liverpool, N.Y. with 3c Rose (#65, corner missing) tied by "South Bend, Ind./Aug 10" datestamp, fresh and very fine; handsome and scarce design; ex-White, Knapp. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
811 c   Maj. Gen. Sigel and Maj. Gen. Curtis, multicolored spread eagle over portraits Magnus design cover to Claremont, N.H. with 3c Rose (65, damaged) tied by Washington City
datestamp, very fine a rare and eye-appealing design.Maj. Gen. Sigel and Maj. Gen. Curtis, multicolored spread eagle over portraits Magnus design cover to Claremont, N.H. with 3c Rose (#65, damaged) tied by "Washington City" datestamp, very fine; a rare and eye-appealing design. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
812 c   Gen. David Hunter, large multicolored Magnus portrait design cover used to Lancaster, Pa with 3c Rose (65, damaged) tied by Washington, D.C.Feb 4, 1862 datestamp, very fine and
striking design ex-Walcott.Major General David Hunter was PrGen. David Hunter, large multicolored Magnus portrait design cover used to Lancaster, Pa with 3c Rose (#65, damaged) tied by "Washington, D.C./Feb 4, 1862" datestamp, very fine and striking design; ex-Walcott.Major General David Hunter was President of the military commission that tried the conspirators for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
813 c   Assassination of Col. Ellsworth, striking Magnus allover multicolored design cover to Claryville, N.Y. with 3c Rose (65) which did not originate on this cover and double circle
Washington, D.C.May 8 datestamp, also includes matching illustratAssassination of Col. Ellsworth, striking Magnus allover multicolored design cover to Claryville, N.Y. with 3c Rose (#65) which did not originate on this cover and double circle "Washington, D.C./May 8" datestamp, also includes matching illustrated song sheet titled "Ellsworth's Avengers," very fine; ex-Paliafito.Col. Ellsworth was a close personal friend of Lincoln and was the first officer to be killed in the Civil Was. He organized a regiment of Fire Zouaves from the New York City Fire Department. Federal troops entered Alexandria, Virginia and the Confederates evacuated on the morning of May 24, 1861. Col Ellsworth with a squad of his Zouaves went to the Marshall House to take down the only Confederate flag flying over the city. Having secured the flag, he was proceeding down the stairs when James Jackson, the proprietor, shot him with a double-barrel shotgun, killing him instantly. Corporal Francis Brownwell shot and bayoneted Jackson to death. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
814 c   Movement of the Army from Washington to Richmond, wonderful allover multicolored Magnus battle scene design cover to Oswago, Pa., addressed and franked on reverse with 3c Rose
(65, corner missing) tied by Washington, D.C.Sep 28, 1862 datestamMovement of the Army from Washington to Richmond, wonderful allover multicolored Magnus battle scene design cover to Oswago, Pa., addressed and franked on reverse with 3c Rose (#65, corner missing) tied by "Washington, D.C./Sep 28, 1862" datestamp, couple minor edge tears and opened for display, still very fine and handsome. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
815 c   Camp Scene, handsome multicolor Magnus design cover used to Enfield Center, N.H. with 3c Rose (65, crease) tied by double circle Washington, D.C.Sep 30, 1862 datestamp, fresh
and very fine paired with a matching Magnus illustrated lettersheeCamp Scene, handsome multicolor Magnus design cover used to Enfield Center, N.H. with 3c Rose (#65, crease) tied by double circle "Washington, D.C./Sep 30, 1862" datestamp, fresh and very fine; paired with a matching Magnus illustrated lettersheet datelined at Camp Lewis on Nov. 1st, 1862 that is not otherwise related to the cover. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
816 c   Navy related patriotic covers, group of seven Union patriotic covers with navy related designs used with 3c Rose (65), two with different striking allover multicolored Magnus
U.S. Naval Expedition design and one with dual McClellan and DuPontNavy related patriotic covers, group of seven Union patriotic covers with navy related designs used with 3c Rose (#65), two with different striking allover multicolored Magnus "U.S. Naval Expedition" design and one with dual McClellan and DuPont portraits captioned "Heroes of Land and Sea," also a patriotic design in red and blue with Monitor and Merrimack, generally fine-very fine. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
817 c   U.S. Navy Yard and Sailor, dual vignette, multicolored Magnus design cover used to Claremont, N.H. with 3c Rose (65, crease) tied by double circle Alexandria, VaFeb 4, 1863
datestamp, slightly reduced at right and trivial sealed tear at bottoU.S. Navy Yard and Sailor, dual vignette, multicolored Magnus design cover used to Claremont, N.H. with 3c Rose (#65, crease) tied by double circle "Alexandria, Va/Feb 4, 1863" datestamp, slightly reduced at right and trivial sealed tear at bottom right, still very fine and attractive. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
818 c   Magnus States For the Union Collection, fifteen virtually all different multicolored Magnus design covers for the various loyal States, each with two vignettes, an allegorical
figure usually with waving flag and a State seal design, all mounted oMagnus States For the Union Collection, fifteen virtually all different multicolored Magnus design covers for the various loyal States, each with two vignettes, an allegorical figure usually with waving flag and a State seal design, all mounted on exhibition pages, included are: California (with matching letterhead), Delaware (with matching letterhead), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (2, one with matching letterhead), the only reported used example of Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont (in purple only) and Wisconsin, all franked with 3c Rose (#65) with a variety of town cancels, New York cover repaired, otherwise just a few small stamp or cover faults, predominantly very fine; a remarkable achievement. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
819 c   Rose of Washington, stunning Magnus allover multicolored design cover, including the elaborated Rose foldout enclosure, used to Evans Center, N.Y. with 3c Dull red (26) tied by
Washington, D.C.Jul 26, 1861 datestamp, slightly reduced atRose of Washington, stunning Magnus allover multicolored design cover, including the elaborated "Rose" foldout enclosure, used to Evans Center, N.Y. with 3c Dull red (#26) tied by "Washington, D.C./Jul 26, 1861" datestamp, slightly reduced at left, very fine and eye-catching; one the most desirable of all the Civil War patriotic covers; ex-Knapp.Also present is the original letter on patriotic letterhead describing the first battle of Bull Run. Under the dateline "Washington/July 24th '61" the sender writes: "...on the 20th the(re) commenced the battle which lasted 2 days. The first point of attack was at Bulls run. I believe they drove the enemy from that point and passed them at Manassas junction or there abouts ware the rebels were reinforced and likewise were strongly entrenched behind massive batteries from which our men suffered severly. It is said that our officers conducted the battle miserably a bringing their men right up before the batteries and leaving them there without any further (orders). A number of our Regt. got considerably cut to pieces. It is said that the Fire Guards of NY made terrible havoc among the rebels destroying nearly five times their own number. There was a cavalry of 500 charged on them. This troop was called black horse cavalry their horsed all being black. I under stand thare was but 5 of them escaped but our troops had 3 to 1 to fight against. Besides the rebels had the advantage of the ground and of course our men were defeated. A great many of them retreated into our fortress..." (imagea) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $11,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
820 c   Eagle and Shield, multicolored Kimmell design cover, without imprint, used to Mohawk, N.Y. with 3c Dull red (26) tied by New-YorkAug 6, 1861 datestamp, left side flap missing,
otherwise very fine patriotic covers are surprisingly scarce fromEagle and Shield, multicolored Kimmell design cover, without imprint, used to Mohawk, N.Y. with 3c Dull red (#26) tied by "New-York/Aug 6, 1861" datestamp, left side flap missing, otherwise very fine; patriotic covers are surprisingly scarce from New York City. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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