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United States Postal History continued...

Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
121 image"Monument to the Memory of Jeff Davis," dramatic design shows skeletal Jeff Davis standing atop a pyramid of skulls, cover franked with 1861 1c and 3c (63, 65), all tied by perfect strike of "New York June 25 1862" duplex, also straightline "Advertised" and "1" in circle rate marking, cover originally addressed to New Jersey and re-addressed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, tiny edge crack at top and repaired backflap, from the Wyman correspondence, Extremely Fine, a beautiful and colorful item described in the Bischel catalogue as "the ultimate patriotic cover" (Weiss C-SK 21a)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image 1) 1,000

Currently...$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
122 image"Ye Prince of ye Rebells (Jeff.) announceth to ye Rebell Cabinett..." caricature in blue of Jefferson Davis and his cabinet with a humerous verse (different than the one depicted in Weiss), 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by "Cynthiana K.Y. Oct 14" cds to cover to Oregon, Ohio, Very Fine, a particularly attractive and rarely-seen design (Weiss C-P-J-75 var) (Image 1) 200

Currently...$375.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
123 image"Our Country," red and blue design with quote from John A. Dix ("If any one attempts to haul down the American Flag..."), franked with 1861 10c Green (68), stamp tied by neat "Albion Pa. Jan 6" cds to cover addressed to Enniskillen, Canada West, backstamped Hamilton and Oil Springs, barely reduced at right, still Very Fine and attractive cover to a wonderful destination (Weiss F-R-232 var, Walcott 2732 var)rnProvenance: Marc Haas (Stanley Gibbons/London, 1980) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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200

Currently...$200.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
124 imageMan with Sword and Flag, red and blue design, 1859 10c Green (35) tied by black "Paid" in grid, "Boston Ms. 10 cts May ?? 1861" cds in red with matching arced "U. States C" handstamp, on cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia, cover with vertical crease away from stamp and design, backflap a bit ragged, still a Very Fine and attractive combination of design, stamp, markings, and destination (Weiss M-R-53, Walcott 2023) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

Currently...$150.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
125 image"The Constitution," red and blue design of waving flag, the Constitution, and shaking hands, cover franked with 1861 1c Blue Type I and 1857 3c Dull red (18, 26), each stamp tied by neat black "Paid" in oval with red "Boston Mass Jun 11" double circle datestamp alongside, handstamped black "3" and manuscript "Paid," cover originally addressed to Beverly, Massachusetts (where it received a June 11 cds) and then forwarded to Contoocookville, New Hampshire, cover professionally restored (primarily visible on backflap), Very Fine, a remarkably attractive franking (Weiss F-T-69, Walcott 2817) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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200

Currently...$450.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
126 image"Protect It!," red and blue design of flag facing left, sent stampless to Canton Graub++nden, Switzerland, "Alexandria Va Feb 5" double circle datestamp and "New 9 York Feb 8" credit handstamp, black "Due 3" in oval and "20" handstamps, February 23, 1862 Calais transit handstamp in red and various Swiss backstamps, cover with a bit of overall wear and faulty backstamp, still a Fine and rare stampless transatlantic usage of a patriotic (Image 1) (Image 2)

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150

Currently...$150.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
127 image"Union." beautiful hand-colored design showing an eagle and flag, 1861 3c Rose cancelled but not tied by blue grid, matching "Peoria Ills. Apr 14 1862" cds at lower left, cover addressed to Chicago, stamp lightly oxidized, still Very Fine and attractive, 1991 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Weiss E-R-57) (Image 1) 150

Currently...$150.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
128 imageSoldier Bidding Farewell To His Sweetheart, beautiful red and blue Wells design with imprint on reverse, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by indistinct double circle datestamp (Bischel catalogue says Memphis, Tennessee although we're not certain), cover addressed to Deerfield Parade, New Hampshire, bit of adhesive residue on reverse and very slightly reduced at right, still a Very Fine and attractive early design (Weiss SC-NB 103, Walcott 844)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image 1) 150

Currently...$150.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
129 imageEagle Above Flag Surrounded by States, red and blue design without verse or imprint, 1861 3c Rose (65) just tied by target with matching "Washington D.C. Jun 1 1863" double circle datestamp at left, on cover to Pembroke, New Hampshire, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive (Weiss ST-528, Walcott 1764) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

Currently...$75.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
130 image"The Union Forever," red and blue design of eagle facing left over shield, Tripp & Co. imprint at bottom,1861 3c Rose (65) tied by neat blue target and "Ottawa Ill Sep 23 1861" cds to small cover addressed to Francestown, New Hampshire, light overall foxing, still a Very Fine and attractive cover from the first year of the war (Weiss E-L-175) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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75

Currently...$75.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM

Union and Confederate States Civil War Covers

Confederate States Patriotic Covers
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
131 image"Hanging George Washington," US 1857 3c Dull red (26) affixed to cover with hand-drawn noose around Washington's neck, hanging him from a gallows, black "Friars Point Miss Jan ??" datestamp with matching straightline "Paid" and manuscript "10," addressed to New Orleans (part of the Carroll Hoy correspondence, usual staple holes), small backflap faults and light edgewear at top, black cardstock affixed to reverse, Very Fine, an extraordinary superfluous use of a United States postage stamp to make a dramatic statement, in our opinion one of the greatest Confederate patriotic covers in existence, illustrated in Dietz (p. 69)rnProvenance: Morris Everett (R.A. Siegel Sale 754, 1993)rnJon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image 1) 2,000

Currently...$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
132 image"Maj. Gen. McClellan," gray all-over design with printed address lines, Reagles imprint on reverse, franked with horizontal pair of 1862 5c Blue (7, left stamp with interesting inking flaw) tied by New Market, Virginia datestamp, address faded, stamps with small faults due to placement and horizontal crease before application, slightly reduced at left, black cardstock adhered to reverse, still Fine and attractive use of a Union patriotic in the Confederacy, perhaps captured by Southern troops during McClellan's ill-fated Peninsula Campaign in 1862 (Walcott 353)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image 1) 300

Currently...$325.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
133 image"Our First President - Jeff. Davis," red and blue design with bust of Jefferson Davis and crossed 11-star flags, with allegorical scene below, 1862 2c Blue (4) tied by Wilmington, North Carolina cds to yellow cover to Tarboro, second strike of datestamp at left, stamp with margins large to clear, cover with some edge breaks, small repair at lower left, and piece of black cardstock affixed to reverse, still Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare and attractive cover, MacBride notations on reverse (JD-1, Walcott 3116 var)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image 1) 500

Currently...$525.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
134 imageNine-Star Flag, red and blue design, franked with US 1857 3c Dull red (26) tied by "Atlanta Ga. May 27 1861" cds, addressed to Butler, Georgia, stamp clipped from slight reduction at top and with small tear at lower right, cover with some overall soiling and toning, black cardstock adhered to reverse, still Fine and extremely rare, as evidence of the scarcity of this design this was the only nine-star Confederate patriotic offered in the entire Bischel catalogue, Toaspern handstamp on reverse (F9-2, Walcott 3202)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image 1) 750

Currently...$750.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
135 imageThirteen-Star Flag, red and blue design with C.H. Nobles & Co., Pensacola imprint at left, 1861 5c Green (1) tied by "Pensacola Fla Mar 20" cds, addressed to Blount Springs, Alabama, stamp with balanced, attractive margins, faint pre-application crease, cover mended along the top seam, black cardstock adhered to reverse, still Extremely Fine and attractive, particularly rare used from Florida and with a 13-star flag design, 1977 CSA certificate (F13-1)rnProvenance: Stephen D. Brown (Harmer, Rooke London, 1939)rnMorris Everett (R.A. Siegel Sale 754, 1993)rnJon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image 1) 1,000

Currently...$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
136 imageCanon Firing Left and Waving Flag, black design, verse 1, imprint 10, on buff captured Confederate patriotic cover, franked with 1861 3c Rose (65), tied by blue "Baltimore Md May 25" postmark, addressed to Ware, Massachusetts, slightly reduced at left and light overall wear, still Very Fine and exceedingly rare use of a captured patriotic cover in the North (CN-3, Walcott 3161 var)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image 1) 500

Currently...$500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM
137 image"Southern Confederacy! Free Trade With the World!," black imprint on cover franked with US 1857 3c Dull red (26), small corner fault, tied by black grid with faint matching Athens, Georgia postmark, addressed to Duncansville, Georgia, some minor staining and slightly reduced at left, black construction paper adhered to reverse, still Fine and rare, only four examples of this design recorded by Dietz, 1981 Philatelic Foundation certificate (PS-1)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image 1) 500

Currently...$500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-24, 11:59 PM

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