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
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