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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Civil War Patriotics

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
379
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 379, Civil War PatrioticsBerlin & Jones Bull Dog Chasing Greyhound Caricature, Berlin & Jones Bull Dog Chasing Greyhound CaricatureBerlin & Jones Bull Dog Chasing Greyhound Caricature. Stunning multicolored design, "Port Royal S.C. Jun. 20" double-circle datestamp with "Due 3" handstamp, to Claremont N.H., soldier's endorsement at top right, Very Fine

E. 300-400
450
380
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 380, Civil War Patriotics"God Save the Union" and Flag, "God Save the Union" and Flag"God Save the Union" and Flag. 3c Dull Red (26), choice centering and bright color, tied by blue "Chicago Supplementary Mail May 10" circular datestamp, to Pittsburgh Pa., 1861 docketing at left, fresh and Extremely Fine, rare and beautiful cover

E. 300-400
550
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381
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 381, Civil War PatrioticsCamp Brightwood, Col. N.H. Davis, 7th Mass. Volunteers Large Regimental Design, Camp Brightwood, Col. N.H. Davis, 7th Mass. Volunteers Large Regimental DesignCamp Brightwood, Col. N.H. Davis, 7th Mass. Volunteers Large Regimental Design. All-over illustration of the camp with tents in background and soldiers in formation on reverse of legal-sized cover (Weiss RE-L8), front with defective 3c Rose (65) tied by Washington D.C. circular datestamp to Wrentham Mass., cover reduced at right into stamp but clear of design, other small faults, still Fine and extremely rare, Weiss writes in his book "the fact that George Walcott only owned two of them is testimony to their scarcity, especially postally used."

E. 200-300
220
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382
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 382, Civil War Patriotics"History of Our Flag" Designs, "History of Our Flag" Designs"History of Our Flag" Designs. Two covers, both in Red White and Blue, first is the "History of our Flag" with verse, from Phila. to Roxbury Mass with 3c Rose (65), other is the "Illustrated History of The Stars and Stripes" from Lexington Ill. to Brigade Headquarters, Camp Defiance, Cairo Ill., latter reduced at right and defective stamp, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
0
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383
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 383, Civil War PatrioticsGeorge Washington, George WashingtonGeorge Washington. Blue design on cover to St. Gallen, Switzerland, blue "Cincinnati O. May 12" double-circle datestamp, blue New York and red 1862 French transit datestamps, four different backstamps, sent at the 27c unpaid rate, faults, otherwise Fine and worthy of restoration

E. 200-300
260
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384
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 384, Civil War PatrioticsGeorge Washington, George WashingtonGeorge Washington. Blue design on cover with 3c Rose (65) just tied by blue grid cancel, matching blue "Bardstown Ky. Jan. 20" circular datestamp on cover to Coldwater Mich., stamp with small fault, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
105
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385
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 385, Civil War PatrioticsJefferson Davis Longing for the White House, Jefferson Davis Longing for the White HouseJefferson Davis Longing for the White House. Design in red, 3c Rose (65) tied by well-struck blue "Andover Ms. Sep. 5, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Southold L.I. N.Y., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 200-300
125
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386
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 386, Civil War PatrioticsLady Liberty and Flag, Lady Liberty and FlagLady Liberty and Flag. Red and blue design on stampless cover to Luxembourg, large "Saint Louis Mo. May 3, 1862" and "N.York Br. Pkt. 20 May 7" credit datestamps, ms. rates, four different backstamps incl. "Br. Packet" straightline, few small faults, otherwise Fine, scarce used to Luxembourg

E. 200-300
500
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387
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 387, Civil War PatrioticsMajor General P. Banks, Major General P. BanksMajor General P. Banks. Two-panel design in blue, blue "Baltimore Md. Jun. 4" circular datestamp ties defective 3c Rose (65), to Goshen N.Y., perfectly struck blue "Baltimore Md. Jun. 2" circular datestamp and blue "Held for Postage" in circle on back, with original letter enclosure with left panel from cover in blue, datelined Camp Dix, and 1862, Extremely Fine example of this scarce design with matching enclosure

E. 300-400
250
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388
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 388, Civil War PatrioticsMajor General McClellan, Major General McClellanMajor General McClellan. Large image in blue with caption, cover framed with red stars with state initials in white, "Washington D.C. Sep. 28, 186?" circular datestamp and "Due 3" in circle handstamp, ms. soldier's letter endorsement at top right, to Philadelphia, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
0
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389
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 389, Civil War PatrioticsMassachusetts Volunteers, Massachusetts VolunteersMassachusetts Volunteers. Two covers, each with 3c Rose (65) tied by New Orleans cancels, one with illustration for 38th, other with illustration for 48th, Very Fine

E. 100-150
120
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390
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 390, Civil War PatrioticsPine and Palm Trees, Pine and Palm TreesPine and Palm Trees. Design in green and blue with verse at bottom, 3c Rose (65) with grid cancel, "Freeport MI Jun. 10" circular datestamp to Gilbertville Mass., cover with slighlty rounded corners, otherwise Very Fine, a pretty and scarce design

E. 300-400
300
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391
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 391, Civil War Patriotics"Contraban" Cartoon, "Contraban" Cartoon"Contraban" Cartoon. Design of slaves escaping to Fort Monroe and taunting slave owners, 3c Dull Red (26) tied by "Washington City D.C. Free" circular datestamp to Waterbury Conn., cover wtih corner faults and toning, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
210
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392
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 392, Civil War Patriotics"Old Dominion" Cartoon, "Old Dominion" Cartoon"Old Dominion" Cartoon. Design in red, 3c Rose (65), choice centering, brilliant color, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Haydenville Mass. Aug. 5" circular datestamp, to Chicopee Mass., tiny cover edge tear at top from opening, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
600
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393
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 393, Civil War Patriotics"Union Must and Shall Be Preserved", "Union Must and Shall Be Preserved""Union Must and Shall Be Preserved". Loyal states design in blue, 3c Rose (65), s.e. at left, choice centering, tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. May 1" double-circle datestamp, to Genesee Forks Pa., barely reduced at right, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 200-300
80
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394
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 394, Civil War PatrioticsStanding Liberty With Union Column, Standing Liberty With Union ColumnStanding Liberty With Union Column. Design on bright blue cover with 3c Rose (65) tied by quartered cork in circle, matching "Old Point Comfort Va. Apr. 2?" double-circle datestamp to Chelsea P.O. Mass., trivial edgewear, Very Fine, this blue cover is very unusual

E. 150-200
180
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395
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 395, Civil War Patriotics"Union Forever" Eagle and Shield, "Union Forever" Eagle and Shield"Union Forever" Eagle and Shield. Multicolored design, 3c Rose (65), tied by beautiful strike of "West Greenville Pa. Jul. 19" circular datestamp, to South Shenango Pa., small faults, otherwise Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 100-150
190
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396
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 396, Civil War PatrioticsWounded Soldier Receiving Soup from Nurse, Wounded Soldier Receiving Soup from NurseWounded Soldier Receiving Soup from Nurse. Black and pink design with "Lovely Woman" caption on cover to Eatonville N.Y., 3c Rose (65) tied by grid, "Cherry Valley Ill. Feb. 10" circular datestamp, barely reduced at right, Very Fine and rare design, illustrated in Kantor

E. 200-300
280
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397
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 397, Civil War PatrioticsWounded Zoave Receiving Water from Field Nurse, Wounded Zoave Receiving Water from Field NurseWounded Zoave Receiving Water from Field Nurse. Red & blue design, a particular fine impression on cover to Osceola N.Y., 3c Rose (65, s.e.) tied by "Washington D.C. Nov. 29, 1862" large double-circle datestamp, with original letter enclosure on red and blue Soldier & Flag letterhead datelined Fort Baker, Washington D.C., light toning on cover, otherwise Very Fine, illustrated in Kantor

E. 400-500
500
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398
c
Union Patriotic Covers. Thirteen, twelve with 3c Rose (65), last is stampless with blue surgeon's handstamp and marked "Due 3", range of designs, mixed condition, few appear Fine

E. 200-300
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399
c
Union Patriotic Covers. 22 covers, tremendous range of designs and usages, incl. No. 73 on large part of patriotic with design on back flap, few Magnus, other designs incl. Soldier's Dream of Home, 7-Star Confederate Flag inverted and with Northern slogan, oversize cover with advertisement for military designs (unused), two Spanish-American War, some faults, many Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
1,250
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400
c
"The House That Uncle Sam Built". Set of ten unused Civil War Patriotic covers in violet, No. 1 with toning at left, otherwise pristine, Extremely Fine and scarce set (Weiss OM7-OM16)

E. 200-300
160
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401
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 401, Civil War Patriotics"The Union Rose East and West", "The Union Rose East and West""The Union Rose East and West". Design in Gold by Magnus with street scene with caption "Building of the North Western Sanitary Fair, Chicago Ill.", unused, with ornate enclosure with each petal with two-part panel showing different towns, central vignettes are "Our Land of Liberty one and Inseparable" and Mill's Statue of Washington, Extremely Fine and the enclosure is absolutely pristine and superb in every respect

E. 400-500
200
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402
 
Magnus Hand-Colored Scenes. Thirteen, each 8.5 x 11.5 inches comprising Providence R.I., Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Brooklyn, Portland Me., Troy N.Y., New York City, Albany N.Y., Syracuse N.Y., Buffalo N.Y., and two different views of Niagara Falls, individually sleeved, absolutely beautiful and well-suited for framing, Extremely Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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403
c
Unused Patriotic Covers. 340, tremendous range of designs incl. some better, nice group of Magnus multicolored two-panel and also monochromatic, most fresh and Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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