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United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers continued...

Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2887 c Image"Monrovia (Liberia) April 16th 1845". Dateline on folded letter from Gov. Joseph Roberts to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, contents incl. discussion of different crops under cultivation, red "New-York Jun. 5" circular datestamp and matching "Ship" handstamp, blue manuscript "27" rate, endorsed "Madonna" at lower left, some wear, Very Fine, the sender would become the first President of Liberia after independence in 1848 and would serve in that post again almost two decades later, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
2888 c Image"Republic of Liberia, Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County". Dateline on folded letter with Sept. 23, 1853 receipt docketing sent to New York City Mission Rooms, letter from black emigrant Simon Harrison who discusses his trip over with his family, a desire to have a church, and his awkwardness fitting in, comparing it to "fifteen years ago when amongst the Indians", neat "New-York Br. Pkt. Sep. 23" circular datestamp and "65" handstamp, red Liverpool transit backstamp, Very Fine, ex Fosdkye Ray (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
2889 c Image"Monrovia Liberia Feb. 6th 1854". Dateline on folded letter written by Armistead Miller to New York, short contents discuss death of sender's father back home and financial arrangements, "New-York Am. Pkt. Mar. 24" circular datestamp and "45" rate, Very Fine, the sender would later become one of the first graduates of the Ashmun Institute (later Lincoln University, alma mater of Thurgood Marshall, Langston Hughes and Cab Calloway), the institution was originally formed to provide leadership for the colony of Liberia, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2890 c Image"Greenville, Sinoe County, Liberia, July 16th 1854". Dateline on folded letter to Mission House in New York, letter discusses his sending various supplies and asking for others in return, large "6" in circle handstamp, Very Fine use from a remote origin, ex Fosdyke Ray (Image)

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E. 150-200

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
2891 c ImageLiberia to Philadelphia. Wrapper with "Liberia Packet Via Baltimore" endorsement at lower left, blue "Baltimore Md. Jun. 4" circular datestamp, red "Ship" and matching "7" rate, fresh and Very Fine inbound use from Liberia (Image)

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E. 400-500

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2892 c ImageAnti-Slavery. Design by John Marshall, State 2 with Jane Jowett imprint at bottom, bearing Great Britain 1p Red tied by barred oval handstamp, blue "Stockport MY 28, 1855" and green receiving backstamps, to Birmingham, Very Fine, exceedingly rare, this is possibly ex Yates as the authors of British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century seemed unaware of any others from this State, ex Grunin (Image)

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E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2893 c ImageAnti-Slavery. State 1 of J. Valentine's design, printed entirely on back of cover and with six panels of designs interspersed with slogans incl. "Ye who take freedom from Men how will you answer it to God", front bears Great Britain 1p Red tied by "23" in grid to Cork, 1853 Edinburgh origin circular datestamp as well as boxed "Nicholson Street" local receiving house backstamp, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, scarce and desirable design, illustrated and described in British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century by Bodily, Jarvis and Hahn (pp. 239-240) who note that the envelope depicts scenes from Uncle Tom's Cabin which was reprinted in England in the early 1850's, Valentine is also well-known for his Ocean Penny Postage design, ex Grunin (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2894 c ImageAnti-Slavery. American design with Thurston & Co. of Portland imprint on top flap, blue "Phillips Me. Apr. 24" circular datestamp with matching "Paid 3" in circle to Portland Me., Very Fine, ex Grunin (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
2895 c ImageAnti-Slavery. J. Valentine design, State 1, bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), clear margins, somewhat faded, tied by "Farmington Ohio Jan. 1?" circular datestamp to Bernardston Mass., Very Fine, scarce use (Image)

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E. 300-400

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2896 c Image5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to clear, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Batavia N.Y. Dec. 11" circular datestamp on folded Whig Ball invitation to Alden N.Y., the ball to be held Dec. 15, 1848, "Complimentary to the pure Patriot, unsullied warrior, and honest man, General Zachary Taylor, and the eminent Statesman, who is with us, for us, and one of us, Millard Fillmore", small handwritten note at bottom, some edgewear, Fine and scarce use on a printed invitation for a presidential victory ball, ex Mirsky (Image)

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E. 500-750

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2897 c Image5c Red Brown (1). Ample to large margins except just touched at top right corner, cancelled by red grid, matching "Worcester Ms. Oct. 5" circular datestamp on folded printed circular for Van Buren and Adams Free Soil Party to Chadwick Mass., headlined "[Confidential Circular]" and datelined Sep. 15, 1848, stating that they have an approved ticket and men pledged in support of Van Buren and Adams, file fold well clear of stamp, edgewear and some slight overall soiling, still Very Fine and extremely rare use of the 5c 1847 used on a printed campaign circular, ex Mirsky (Image)

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E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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