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Sale 760 — U.S. & Foreign Stamps & Covers

Sale Date — Friday, 20 May, 1994

Category — Civil War Federal Mails and Union Patriotics

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1128
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1128, Civil War Federal Mails and Union Patriotics1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Single on 3c Red Star Die entire (U27) tied by "OLD STAMPS/NOT RECOGNIZED handstamp in two straight lines, bold "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 16, 1861" small double-octagon datestamp and matching "Due 3", the 1c valid for carrier service but the 3c entire not valid for postage, one day before the earliest known use of the 1c & 3c 1861 Issue, addressed to occupied Fort Pickens, Florida, unfortunately torn open at R. into 3c with part of cover missing and "P" and ""ED" of handstamp, worthy of restoration as this is earliest recorded use of this handstamp

E. 500-600
1,600
1129
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1129, Civil War Federal Mails and Union Patriotics3c Dull Red (26), 3c Dull Red (26)3c Dull Red (26). Tied by grid and indistinct Mass. postmark on cover to Madison Wis. with ms. "Old Stamp Due 3c", small cover tear at T., otherwise fresh and Fine

E. 150-200
105
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1130
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1130, Civil War Federal Mails and Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Single tied by dotted cork cancel, on cover with straightline CARTERSBURG INDIANA with Oct. 5 ms. date, addressed to Shelbyville Tenn., ms. examiner's marking of the Provost Marshall, opened at L. and minor toning, still Fine, a recently discovered straightline postmark and possibly unique

E. 300-400
800
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1131
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1131, Civil War Federal Mails and Union PatrioticsThe Arms of the Keystone State, The Arms of the Keystone StateThe Arms of the Keystone State. Color lithograph design with additional hand-painting, on cover with three copies of 3c Rose (65) tied by "Philadelphia Pa Apr. 15, 1862" ds with matching "Registered" hs, ms. "570" at T., imprint of Edward Cogan on T. flap, B. flap with ms. return address shows this cover was sent by Mr. Cogan himself. The colors on this cover are far more elaborately applied (7-colors) than is usual with this design (see next lot) suggesting Cogan personally had a hand in this, cover neatly opened along T., fresh bright appearance, Very Fine, a beautiful usage

E. 750-1,000
1,050
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1132
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1132, Civil War Federal Mails and Union PatrioticsThe Arms of the Keystone State, The Arms of the Keystone StateThe Arms of the Keystone State. Color lithograph design with additional hand-coloring, on cover to Mass., 3c Rose (65) tied by open grid, matcing "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 25 1863" ds, docketing at L., tiny edge wear, still Very Fine, pretty and scarce

E. 300-400
0
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1133°
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1133, Civil War Federal Mails and Union PatrioticsThe Great Battle Between Ericsson's Monitor and the Merrimac, The Great Battle Between Ericsson's Monitor and the MerrimacThe Great Battle Between Ericsson's Monitor and the Merrimac. All-over design in purple on cover to Ohio, 3c Rose (65) tied by partial cds, slightly reduced at right, o/w Fine, very scarce

E. 200-250
350
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1134
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1134, Civil War Federal Mails and Union PatrioticsJeff's Reply to Why Don't You Take It, Jeff's Reply to Why Don't You Take ItJeff's Reply to Why Don't You Take It. Unusual caricature in grayish black on cover to Maine with clear SHIP ISLAND MISS. MAY 25" straightline hs with date in ms., "Paid 3" in hs and ms. "Paid," very slightly reduced at L. and minor wrinkling at T. edge, still Very Fine, a very rare design and certainly a unique usage with the Ship Island marking

E. 500-600
475
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1135
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1135, Civil War Federal Mails and Union PatrioticsLoyal to the Union. State of Illinois, Loyal to the Union. State of IllinoisLoyal to the Union. State of Illinois. All-over design on cover to J. Magee of Patriotic fame, in Philadelphia, 3c Rose (65) tied by blue "Chicago Ill." double-circle & matching grid, impt. on back of Wm. Ridenburgh, light nat. paper crease runs vert. at L. and bit of paper adheres on back otherwise a remarkably fresh cover with bright color, Very Fine, a beautiful and appealing usage

E. 300-400
450
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1136
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1136, Civil War Federal Mails and Union PatrioticsThe Southern Army as it will appear WHEN it enters Washington, The Southern Army as it will appear WHEN it enters WashingtonThe Southern Army as it will appear WHEN it enters Washington. Union caricature with great primitive woodcut of children led by dragoon, one pulling toy horse, all in black on cream, 3c Rose (65) tied by grid, matching "Springfield Ms. Jul. 31" double-circle ds, stamp with few short perfs, still Very Fine, appealing design

E. 150-200
150
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1137
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1137, Civil War Federal Mails and Union PatrioticsWe are coming, Father Abraham, We are coming, Father AbrahamWe are coming, Father Abraham. Design on cover to New York, 3c Rose (65) tied by small Washington cds (scarce type), minor soiling, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
115
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1138
c
Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1138, Civil War Federal Mails and Union PatrioticsWe Mourn a Father Slain, We Mourn a Father SlainWe Mourn a Father Slain. Lincoln mourning cover franked with 3c Rose (65), target cancel, matching small "Philda Pa. Aug. 11, 1865" cds, Magee imprint on flap, small abrasion in design at L. and lightened waterstains at B., otherwise Fine

E. 200-250
170
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