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Postal History continued...

Union Civil War Postal History
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2648 cover   imageAdmiral John A. Dahlgren, signature on cover wtih "Flag Ship So. Atl. Bl. Squadron Rear Admiral" corner card addressed to Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy at Washington D.C., franked by 3c 1861 (Scott #65) tied by bold strike of large quartered cork cancel with "Old Point Comfort Va. May 20" double-circle datestamp, manuscript "private" at top left, Extremely Fine, accompanied by album page with nice write up and image of Dahlgren. Per his Wikipedia page, Dahlgren founded the Navy's Ordnance Department and designed several different guns including a smoothbore howitzer and a cast-iron muzzle-loading cannon with vastly increased range and accuracy. During the Civil War, Lincoln persuaded Congress to pass a special act allowing Dahlgren to be appointed as Commander of the Washington Navy Yard in 1862 and in February 1863 was promoted to Rear Admiral and became Commander of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. (Image)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
2649 cover   imageGroup of 12 Different Patriotic Covers, offering a range of subjects from cannons to flags, eagles to cockerels, ladies, shields and "The Girl I Left Behind Me"; six franked with the usual #65 (unchecked for shades), one #63 and 65 mixed franking, three franked with 1857 3¢ (unchecked for type), and two sent without stamps, one with black "Due 3" straightline handstamp, one blue "Due/3" in circle; condition varies, but an appealing lot, generally Fine to Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $500-750
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2650 cover   imageThe Reverses of the C.S.A., a remarkably clean cover with verses above and below the double-face design on faint yellow cover franked by oxidized #65, which is tied by a Philadelphia target-duplex cancel; the faintest of toning along the edges but otherwise fresh and sound, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Bischel 1794. Walcott W-unlisted. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2651 cover   imageSouthern Ass-Stock Crazy / Southern Aristocracy, Used Civil War Patriotic cover with image of a donkey representing the CSA trying to break away from the Union, with 3c 1861 (Scott #65) tied by seven bar grid cancel with Sep. 9 town circular datestamp alongside, to Warehouse Point CT, with original contents which is a short letter written by N.G. Cheney on three scraps of paper with the first datelined "Sept. 8, 1862", cover slightly reduced at left, still, Very Fine. (Image)

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Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
2652 cover   imageWashington Facing Left, with female, flags & cannon "UNION" above, James Gales imprint on backflap; post-war usage franked by two 1¢ blue (#206), tied by "Philadelphia/G/JAN 20 87/3 45 PM" cancels, a third above; addressed to Dover Plains, New York, with partial next-day receiver on reverse; light overall toning, but an attractive design, Fine to Very Fine.
Bischel 88. Walcott W-31. (Image)

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Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2653 cover   imageLiberty - Union, red and blue design with Magee imprint reading up at left; cover franked by #65 tied by blue Divisional postmark and addressed to Oakdale, Mass.; toning heavier on back, which also bears offset of blue design, Fine to Very Fine, an attractive cover.
Bischel 3000. Walcott W-1593. (Image)

Estimate $400-600
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2654 cover   imageTomb of Washington, in purple, franked by boldly colored #65 tied by Washington DC postmark (wobbly due to one-time contents); addressed to Columbia, Pa; Upham imprint on backflap, Very Fine.
Bischel 1111 var. Walcott W-695. (Image)

Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
2655 cover   imageThe Arms of the Keystone State., attractive multicolor corner card for Pennsylvania, franked by #65 rose tied by socked-on-the-nose Philadelphia c.d.s. of Sept. 28, 1863; addressed to Roxbury, Mass; Edward Cogan imprint on backflap; usual corner bumps and light toning, but otherwise sound, Fine to Very Fine+, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Bischel 3345. Walcott W-1744. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction

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