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Sale 825 — U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Propaganda and Patriotic Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1085
c
Temperance. Orange cover with illustration of Standing Liberty with Flag for maine Liquor Law and slogan "The State That Gives This Boon Will Be in Blessing Blest. Will Free All Nations From the Curse of Rum.", indistinct red cds, matching "3" and "Paid", some edgewear incl. tears at top, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
110
1086
c
Temperance. Buff cover printed by Brown Thurston in Portland, bearing "Berlin Wis. Jun. 3" circular datestamp and addressed to Goshen N.Y., matching "5" hs struck at top right, light bend, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-250
110
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1087
c
Temperance. Cover with blue "Grand Division S. of T., Office of the G.S., Nashua, N.H.", blue "Nashua N.H. 8 Apr." circular datestamp and matching "5", to Sons of the Temperance in Petersboro N.H., with enclosure for Grand Division Sons of Temperance, Very Fine

E. 200-300
105
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1088
c
Temperance. Fresh all-over illustrated cover, indistinct town datestamp, matching "3" in circle and "Paid" hs, to Westfield N.J., trivial toned spot at top right, overall a remarkably fresh and Very Fine usage

E. 200-300
110
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1089
c
Temperance. Orange cover to Pittstown N.J. with 3c Dull Red (11), ample to large margins, tied by indistinct Trenton N.J. circular datestamp, original enclosure, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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1090
c
Temperance. Two covers and an enclosure, both covers have red corner card for Independent Order of Good Templars, each bears 3c Rose (65), one tied by target, other by negative star, both used from and within Conn., few small faults, a Fine group

E. 200-250
110
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1091
c
Adams Express Company. Purple illustrated cover depicting horse-drawn wagon, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by target, matching "Port Royal S.C. May 27, 1863" double-circle datestamp, to New York City, with original Express Company enclosure, cover and stamp both repaired, still Fine and attractive usage, ex Walcott

E. 300-400
280
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1092
c
All We Want is to be Let Alone. Caricature depicting U.S. Mint with a bulldog named Scott chasing rats with the head rat named Floyd, bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) cancelled by neat penstrokes, blue "Rochester Vt. Nov. 11" circular datestamp, to Racine Wis., fresh and Very Fine -- in 1860, John Buchanan Floyd was Secretary of War under President Buchanan up to Dec. 29, 1860, when he resigned. Before he resigned, and war seemed likely, he authorized the transfer of 115,000 muskets and rifles to Southern arsenals

E. 150-200
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1093
c
All We Want is to be Let Alone. Caricature depicting U.S. Mint with a bulldog named Scott chasing rats with the head rat named Floyd, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by blue target and matching indistinct 1864 Ill. double-circle datestamp, to New York City, barely reduced at right, a fresh and Very Fine cover, ex Walcott

E. 150-200
140
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1094
c
Art Ward Jr.'s Speech at Camp Dennison. Unusual blue illustrated cover with copy of a speech on front and illustration of Camp Dennison on back with soldiers shooting at a bullseye on "Jeff", bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by indistinct circular datestamp, to Buffalo N.Y., stamp affected from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine and fascinating cover, Arty Ward Jr. was the pen name of Maine humorist Charles Farrar Browne, ex Walcott

E. 300-400
400
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1095
c
As It Is, As It Will Be. Two-part illustrated design, with "As It Is" depicting North and South as children fighting and "As It Will Be" depicting them again as children asleep under the flag of the United States with broken "Mammy-doll" at foot of the bed and figure of Liberty with slogan "God Watches Over Them", bearing horizontal pair of 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by "Jefferson Barracks Mo." circular datestamp, to N.J., some slight edgewear incl. few small tears at top, Very Fine, extremely rare used especially with the 1857 Issue, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

E. 400-500
475
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1096
c
As It Is, As It Will Be. Two-part illustrated design, with "As It Is" depicting North and South as children fighting and "As It Will Be" depicting them again as children asleep under the flag of the United States with broken "Mammy-doll" at foot of the bed and figure of Liberty with slogan "God Watches Over Them", bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. Sep. 13" circular datestamp, to South Dedham Mass., ms. at top reads "September 1861 Arlington Heights In cook-house", Very Fine and choice, fascinating design

E. 500-750
250
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1097
c
The Bragg Fruit of Palmetto Tree-son. Blue design depicting Braxton Bragg hanging from Palmetto tree, bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), rich color, cancelled by grid, matching "Westchester Pa. Aug. 15, 1861" double-circle datestamp, to Marshalton Pa., fresh and Very Fine caricature design, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate

E. 300-400
290
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1098
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1098, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversJ. C. Breckinridge, J. C. BreckinridgeJ. C. Breckinridge. Illustrated campaign cover, bearing 3c Dull REd, Ty. II (26) tied by large black "Paid" grid to West Sutten Mass., red "Boston Ms. Aug. 13, 1860" circular datestamp, barely reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine, Breckinridge was the candidate of the Southern Democrats for President (Stephen A. Douglas was the Northern candidate). He was second in the count of electoral votes after Lincoln. He served as Secretary of War of the Confederacy, and after the was escaped to Europe via the Florida Keys and Cuba, returning in 1868 to resume his law practice, ex Blaisdell

E. 400-500
525
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1099
c
Can't Do It Eh? Just Look at the Shavings!!!. Blue and red caricature depicting the stake of secession being whittled away, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Cincinnati O. Mar. 26" double-circle datestamp duplex to Mannsville N.Y., slightly reduced at left and minor edgewear, Fine, ex Toaspern

E. 200-300
180
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1100
c
City Hall and Seated Liberty. Multicolored two-panel Magnus design, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. Nov. 10, 1862" double-circle datestamp to Oriskany Falls N.Y., barely reduced at left, stamp expertly repaired at bottom right, minor wear, still Fine and attractive cover, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate

E. 300-400
260
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1101
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1101, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversConfederate 7-Star Flag, Confederate 7-Star FlagConfederate 7-Star Flag. Red and blue design on patriotic cover bearing 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), s.e. at left, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Aug. 7" circular datestamp, addressed locally, slightly reduced at right, central filing hole, Fine, rare use of a Confederate patriotic by sympathizers in Baltimore, with 1977 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
700
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1102
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1102, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversConfederate States, 10c Blue, Die A (11), Confederate States, 10c Blue, Die A (11)Confederate States, 10c Blue, Die A (11). Ample to large margins, tied by partly clear Va. town datestamp on blue Seated Liberty and Drummer Boy Patriotic cover to Greenville Va., some minor wear, Very Fine, an attractive and rare Confederate use of Northern patriotic

650
0
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1103
c
Patriotic Covers. Three covers, each bearing 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) and used on Patriotic cover, each different design, two used from Boston and one from Washington D.C., few small faults, all appear Fine

E. 200-300
220
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1104
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1104, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversForty Rounds U.S, Forty Rounds U.SForty Rounds U.S. Red and black design on cover with 3c Rose (65) tied by blue target, matching "Louisville Ky. Jun. 15, 1865" double-circle datestamp, to Lewiston Ill., with original enclosure, similarly designed, datelined June 12, contents discuss how soldiers are waiting for their money and discharge, part of which reads "Some want to stay here and work for Government awhile, they are paying 35 to 40 dollars a month here for men to drive team for government but I guess I will come home and drive my own.", cover reduced at right and some age spots, still Very Fine and rare design, ex Walcott

E. 500-750
500
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1105
c
Front Face! Eyes Right!. Humorous design in red and blue, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Cincinnati O. Oct. 8" double-circle datestamp duplex and used within Ohio, two strikes of "Held for Postage" hs, slightly reduced at left, light edgewear and overall soiling, otherwise Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
130
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1106
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1106, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversGrant-Colfax, Grant-ColfaxGrant-Colfax. Illustrated campaign cover, bearing 3c Red, F. Grill (94) tied by cork killer, "Ludlow Vt. Nov. 10, 1868" circular datestamp, to Plattsburgh N.Y., slightly reduced at right and some faint wear, Very Fine and attractive cover

E. 200-300
260
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1107
c
Hemp For Traitors North or South. Caricature design, bearing two singles of 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by blue "Rutland Vt. Jul. 25, 1861" double-circle datestamp, used within Vt., slightly reduced at right, minor edge tears, Very Fine

E. 150-200
210
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1108
c
J. D. His Marque. Black flag with Skull and Bones, bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by grid, "Granville O. Aug. 9, 1861" double-circle datestamp to Wooster O., slightly reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine, rare used

E. 150-200
180
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1109
c
J. D. Marque. Detailed illustration depicting the North handing the South invoices for boots and shoes, dry goods, books, etc., for Northern merchandise with the South stating "Let me alone!" and "Repudiation" at bottom, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. Oct. 13" circular datestamp, to N.H., stamp with small fault at right, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
130
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1110
c
Jeff. Davis Going to War/Jeff. Returning From War. Caricature in gray, bearing 1c Blue (63) tied by "U.S. Penny Mail Phila. Pa. Jun. 13" octagonal datestamp and addressed locally, slightly reduced at right and some slight edgewear, Fine

E. 300-400
0
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1111
c
Let Me Alone. Caricature depicting a hanging Jefferson Davis with a barrel of whiskey, ms. "Soldier letter", bold "Newbern N.C. Jan. 29, 1862" double-circle datestamp and matching "Due 3" hs, to Bristol N.J., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 150-200
190
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1112
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1112, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversLincoln-Hamlin, Lincoln-HamlinLincoln-Hamlin. Illustrated campaign cover depicting beardless Lincoln, bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) internal hole, cancelled by grid, "Barre Ms. Sep. 21" circular datestamp, to Conway Mass., slightly reduced at left, still Very Fine, ex Walcott

E. 200-300
325
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1113
c
Lincoln and His Cabinet. Red and Blue design, light strike of "Washington D.C. Sep. 26, 1861" circular datestamp, to Plainfield N.J., ms. free frank at top right, some edgewear incl. repairs to some corners, Fine appearance

E. 200-300
375
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1114
c
Lion & Jack. Attractive design depicting U.S. troops in background with Lion threatening an Ass and Price and inventive slogan at bottom, bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Jul. 3" double-circle datestamp and grid, to Manchester Mass., some overall wear, slightly reduced at top, Very Fine and rare design, Union commander Nathaniel Lyon defeated Sterling Price's troops at Booneville on June 17, Lyon was killed in battle in August 1861 while again fighting Price's troops at Wilson's Creek

E. 200-300
260
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1115
c
Love One Another. Slogan on Eagle & Shield with State Stars Patriotic, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 24" double-circle datestamp to Diamond Hill Plain R.I., with original illustrated enclosure depicting "The Girl I Left Behind Me", cover slightly reduced at right and some overall wear, stamp affected from placement at edge of cover, Fine appearance, rare with original enclosure

E. 250-300
190
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1116
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1116, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversMaj. Gen. McClellan, Maj. Gen. McClellanMaj. Gen. McClellan. Yellow cover with multicolored illustration on McClellan surrounded by wreath, published by James Gates Cin., bearing 3c Rose Pink (64b) tied by blue grid, matching "Cincinnati O. Sep. 9" double-circle datestamp, to Newcastle Penn., stamp affected from placement at edge of cover which is slightly reduced at right into perfs, otherwise fresh and Very Fine, this may be a campaign cover from McClellan's failed bid for the Presidency in 1864, ex Walcott

E. 300-400
200
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1117
c
Missouri. Two-panel multicolored Magnus design, ms. "Soldiers Letter" at top right, "Columbus Ky. ? 24, 1863" double-circle datestamp and matching "Due 3" hs, to Homedell N.J., reduced at left into design, some overall toning, repair on back, small edge tears, still appears Fine, rare design

E. 200-300
210
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1118
c
Missouri Compromise, Introduced by Gen. Lyon. Design depicting soldiers and cannon, bearing 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), vertical strip of three, tied by "Washington D.C. Aug. 14, 1861" datestamps to Rutland Vt., stamps barely affected from placement at edge of cover, light edgewear incl. few small repairs, otherwise appears Very Fine, used the week that the 1857 issue was demonetized

E. 200-300
375
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1119
c
Our Gunboats Attacking the Rebel Forts. Slogan on blue cover bearing well-centered 3c Rose (65) tied by "Chicago Ill. Sep. 12, 1862" double-circle datestamp to Collinsville Ill., barely reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 200-300
170
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1120
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1120, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversThe Monitor, The MonitorThe Monitor. Orange illustrated cover, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Cairo Ill. Sep. 9" double-circle datestamp, to West Milton Wis., stamp s.e. at right and faulty from placement at edge of cover, cover with slight repairs at right, appears Very Fine, rare design, ex Walcott

E. 300-400
325
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1121
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1121, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversOur Peace Commissioners, Our Peace CommissionersOur Peace Commissioners. Patriotic cover depicting Grant, Farragut and Sherman with slogan "Wherever they go, the Olive Branch follows.", bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by cork killer, "Hastings Mich. Dec. 24" circular datestamp, to Vermillion O., slightly reduced at left and few faint toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, exceedingly rare Patriotic design, ex Clark, Walcott, with the latter's note "Never Saw Another"

E. 500-750
650
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1122
c
Pennsylvania. Four-color Magnus two-panel design, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by blue "Saint Louis Mo." circular datestamp, to Penn., slightly reduced at left, slight edgewear, Very Fine and attractive design

E. 500-750
425
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1123
c
The Pine Against the Palm. Blue, Green & Yellow design depicting the Pine (North) cutting down the Palm (South), bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by "Paid" grid to military address in Baltimore Md., red "Boston Mass. Jun. 17" double-circle datestamp, barely reduced at right and minor edgewear, Very Fine and very rare design, ex Paliafito

E. 300-400
260
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1124
c
The Rebels Invoking the Aid of Johnny Bull. Caricature depicting Southerners sinking into a swamp with Johnny Bull (England) carrying money bags and standing next to Uncle Sam with an Eagle under his arm, bearing 3c Rose (65), tied by indistinct 1862 Ill. circular datestamp to Port Byron Ill., slogan at top of cover reads "Help us, Mr. Bull, or we sink" and "Be cautious, Mr. Bull, it is dangerous for a man of your weight to venture on soft ground.", slightly reduced at right and light edgewear which barely affects stamp, otherwise Very Fine and interesting design, a shortage of cotton in Great Britain due to the Federal blockade of Southern ports, British privateers aided the South in their attempts to export cotton. Despite Northern protests the privateering continued. Afte the war, a joint High Commission sitting in Geneva, Switzerland, awarded damages against England of over $15 million for the practices. Ex Walcott

E. 300-400
150
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1125
c
Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission. Violet design, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by bold grid, "Phila. Pa. May 5" circular datestamp, to Gettysburg Pa., 1864 receipt docketing at left, additional backstamp, two light toned spots (one affects stamp), otherwise Very Fine and scarce, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
425
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1126
c
Senate. Intricate two-panel Magnus design in blue, one panel depicts signing of Declaration of Independence, other the Senate floor, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by indistinct circular datestamp to Hampton Corners N.Y., with original 1862-dated enclosure, datelined "Camp Palmer", cover slightly reduced at right affecting stamp, small repair at top left corner, Fine appearance

E. 300-400
300
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1127
c
Sickles' Cavalry. Illustrated Official Business corner card cover, bearing 3c Rose (65), s.e. at right, tied by perfectly struck circle of wedges, "Saratoga Springs N.Y. Apr. 11" double-circle datestamp, to Earlville N.Y., stamp affected from placement at edge of cover, a fresh and Very Fine cover, ex Walcott

E. 250-300
130
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1128
c
Major General Seigel. Orange illustrated Patriotic cover, endorsed "Soldier's Letter/JD Moriarty/4th Regt. Excelsior Brigade", bearing indistinct Nov. 10, 1862 S.C. circular datestamp and matching "Due 3" in circle, some slight edgewear, otherwise Very Fine, Maj. Gen. Franz Seigel was born in Germany in 1824 and served as Minister of War in the Revolution of 1848. With its failure he fled to the U.S. in 1849, where he taught mathematics. He entered military service with the rank of Colonel, and after the war became Registrar of New York City

E. 200-300
250
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1129
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1129, Propaganda and Patriotic Covers13th Regiment Rifles, Mass. Vol, 13th Regiment Rifles, Mass. Vol13th Regiment Rifles, Mass. Vol. Red & Blue waving-flag design, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by unusual "G.B.D. Oct. 10" two-line hs, to Roxbury Mass., with illustrated enclosure depicting Ellsworth, datelined "Darnstown Oct. 6th 1861", part of enclosure reads "if any other boxes are sent send them by Adams for he has an office at our headquarters, and we are sure to get them.", cover slightly reduced at left just into design, otherwise Very Fine and unusual usage

E. 300-400
325
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1130
c
Thou Art Weighed in the Balance, and Art Found Wanting. Blue cover with red and blue design depicting the scales of Justice with the Constitution and Holy Bible on one side and Treason on the other, bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), cancelled by grid, "White Pigeon Mich. Sep. 16" circular datestamp, to Libertysville Mich., fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful cover, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

E. 200-300
450
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1131
c
The Innocent Cause of All the Trouble. Illustrated design depicting devil sitting on bale of cotton with impish look on his face, bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by blue "Mount Carmel Con. Jul 29" circular datestamp, to New Haven, light file fold at right just touches stamp, otherwise Very Fine, ex Walcott

E. 200-300
290
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1132
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1132, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversSoldiers and Statesmen Need Only Imitate His Example, Soldiers and Statesmen Need Only Imitate His ExampleSoldiers and Statesmen Need Only Imitate His Example. Multicolored all-over Magnus illustrated design depicting map of U.S. with central portrait of George Washington, bearing 3c Rose (65), centered to bottom left, tied by "Alexandria Va. Dec. 12, 1862" double-circle datestamp, to Manor Hill Pa., with Magnus enclosure depicting Navy Yard and Standing Liberty, contents state in part "it is feared there will be an attack made on Washington but I don't think there is much danger for there is a great many large guns in these Forts around here and there is some gun Boats laying here now.", some slight edgewear, Very Fine and rare design, ex Walcott

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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1133
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1133, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversThat Feed Won't Do, That Feed Won't DoThat Feed Won't Do. Patriotic design depicting "Jeffy" as a wolf feeding bonds to the hog Southern Confederacy who is giving milk to the Southern states as the U.S. states look on, bearing 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), horizontal strip of three, s.e. at right, cancelled by penstrokes, red "Reading O. Aug. 6" circular datestamp, to Boston Mass., fresh and Very Fine, a clever and rare design, ex Chase

E. 750-1,000
750
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1134
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 1134, Propaganda and Patriotic CoversTreason, TreasonTreason. Illustrated design depicting slave inflating the balloon of treason, bearing 1c Blue (63), rich color, well-centered, tied by bold strike of "Nicholasville Ky. Oct. 18" circular datestamp, to Primrose O., cover cut open at ends prior to use and used as a wrapper, trivial edgewear, Extremely Fine and choice, an exceedingly scarce usage of a cover used from Kentucky as an "adversity" wrapper

E. 750-1,000
900
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1135
c
Patriotic Covers. Four, each with 3c Rose (65), designs incl. Loyal States, "Secession" Cartoon, Ellsworth, and Soldier on Horse, minor wear, Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
170
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