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United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers continued...

Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2865 c Image1822, Slave-Related Contents. Folded cover datelined "Near Princeton Sept. 24th 1822" from John W. Ogden to Stephen F. Ogden near Yellow Banks Ky., contents discuss slave named Lydia and their efforts to get her a trial for her freedom, incl. "Marshall is now scouring the Country and employing villains to find her.", heavily mended incl. tear thru middle, still Fine, fascinating contents (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
2866   Image1835, Sep. 29, Warrant to Arrest Three Men for Whipping a Slave. Part-printed warrant to the Sheriff of Lawrence County Ala., commanding he bring three men to appear in court for unlawfully whipping plaintiff's slave, also with court recording information, some wear, still Very Fine, interesting to note that the offense was not necessarily the whipping of the slave but of interfering with another's property, an interesting window on the institution of slavery (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2867 c Image"Sent Girl Susan". Manuscript endorsement at upper left of folded letter datelined "Eastville Virginia April 17th 1850", to Richmond Va., blue "Eastville Va. Apr. 16" circular datestamp and manuscript "5", contents read in part "I send to you my negro girl Susan, aged 16...please sell her and remit...", vertical file fold, Very Fine slave-related contents (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2868   ImageFrederick Douglass. CDV photograph labeled "Fred Douglass" at bottom, remarkable state of preservation with few ink marks at lower right, Very Fine, a rare photo of Frederick Douglass who was born a slave in Maryland and went on to become one of the leading abolitionists, an advisor to Lincoln and an accomplished orator and author (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2869   Image1863, Carte-de-Visite of Gordon. CDV of escaped Mississippi slave who had enlisted in the Union Army, showing his back scarred by a Christmas Day whipping, also accompanied by July 4, 1863 edition of Harper's Weekly showing similar illustration as well as illustration of "Gordon as he entered our lines" and also "Gordon in his uniform as a U.S. Soldier", the issue also includes information on Battle of Milliken's Bend (first major battle involving black troops), Very Fine example of this famous abolitionist's photograph, very few are known (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2870 c ImageAnti-Slavery. Folded letter from Samuel Webb, noted abolitionist, discussing an upcoming convention, mentioning "the right of suffrage", also mentions that the committee is "out of funds and almost out of heart on that account, in other respects our work goes bravely on.", dated Nov. 17, 1837, inside with printed circular for National Enquirer asking for funds, blue "Philada Pa. Sep. 7" circular datestamp and manuscript rate, to Montrose Pa., paper with nice watermark of flying dove, some toning, two leaves separated and rejoined, piece out of one flap, still Very Fine and an interesting item (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
2871 c ImageSandwich N.H. Neat strike of red straightline handstamp with matching "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "Paid 10" on folded letter to Concord N.H., all markings and address crossed out and sent back to Sandwich, red "Concord N.H. Sep. 28" circular datestamp and manuscript "10" rate, interesting content from abolitionist Daniel Hoit, who quotes from the Declaration of Independence and bemoans the lack of equality, some slight wear, Very Fine, interesting contents on an early turned use, ex Thompson (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
2872 c ImageNewnansville Flor. Sep. 9. Bold strike of red circular datestamp with manuscript "25" rate on 1844 folded letter to Philadelphia, fascinating contents incl. "I do most heartily wish the South was rid of slaves., that there was not one in the land & I believe they will have to make their laws more moral or adopt a system of gradual emancipation or the South will see trouble before many years. I think I can see a storm gathering which will burst upon our country unless something interferes to prevent and if there is to be a Northern & Southern Republic I want to be in the Northern quarter.", Very Fine, ex McNeal and Thompson (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
2873 c ImageAnti-Slavery. Folded printed circular for Southern and Western Liberty Convention to be held in Cincinnati June 11, 1845, reads in part "to use all constitutional, and honorable, and just means, to effect the extinction of slavery in their respective states, and its reduction to its constitutional limits in the United States", address panel with large red "Cincinnati O. Mar. 12" circular datestamp and manuscript "12-1/2" rate to Columbus O., some splitting along folds, still Very Fine (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $130.00
Will close during Public Auction
2874 c ImageAnti-Slavery. Folded 1845 3pp letter from Ohio state representative I. Spears regarding American Colonization Society, contents incl. "I hope...to see the day when our [the Society's] Atlantic cities and towns will be thronged, their wharves crowded, and vessels freighted with the poor unfortunate sons of Africa, returning to the land of their fathers...", red "Columbus Ohio Feb. 24" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "25" rate to Chimney Point Vt., sender's endorsement above rate, some minor soiling, Very Fine, the Society was founded in 1816 to promote the return of freed slaves to Africa and was instrumental in founding Liberia (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
2875 c ImageJohn Brown. Buff cover addressed to "John Brown, Charlston Prison, Va.", bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 30, 1859" octagonal datestamp, docketed at left "Spiritualist Nonsense", this does not appear to match examples of Brown's writing and is probably in the hand of a prison censor, small cover tear at top right, Very Fine, Brown was captured on October 18 and hanged on December 2, only two days after this was posted, ex Vogel (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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