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Sale 1211 — The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 October, 2019

Category — Civil War Postal History

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 379, Civil War Postal HistoryAn outstanding "Angell" cover depicting General George B, An outstanding "Angell" cover depicting General George BAn outstanding "Angell" cover depicting General George B. McClellan and franked with the 24¢ 1861 Issue

24¢ Lilac (78), interpane margin at left with centerline, wonderful depth of color, single pulled perf at top not mentioned on either certificate, tied by bold grid of diamonds cancel on "Gen McClellan" Patriotic cover to London, England, red "Boston Am. Pkt. 21 Jun. 24" (1864) 21¢ credit datestamp, credit portion struck out in red by postal clerk who applied "Boston Am. Pkt. 3 Paid Jun. 24" 3¢ credit datestamp, red "London Paid' receiving datestamp (July 7), the beard and moustache have some minor contemporary enhancements in black ink, Extremely Fine, an outstanding McClellan Patriotic cover to London from the Angell correspondence, ex Matthies, Paliafito and Ishikawa, with 1993 and 2010 P.F. certificates--the former specifically stating that the manuscript embellishments in the design are contemporary

History and Commentary

The Angell Correspondence

Dr. Henry C. Angell was a Boston optometrist who spent considerable time traveling in Europe. Covers are known sent to him in France, Italy, England, Germany and Austria, plus a few forwarded to other destinations. Dr. Angell was an art collector and undoubtedly appreciated the wide variety of Civil War patriotic envelopes mailed to him overseas.

E. 5,000-7,500
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