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Sale 954 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 April, 2008

Category — Civil War Patriotics

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3068
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3068, Civil War Patriotics12c Black (36), 12c Black (36)12c Black (36). Horizontal pair, tied by blue "Dubuque Iowa Jun. 21, 1861" double-circle datestamp on Lincoln Railsplitter Campaign cover to Mowbray, England, matching "Paid 24" arc handstamp, red "19" credit also ties pair, cover with minor edge wear, right 12c stamp torn but not noticeably

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF A LINCOLN CAMPAIGN COVER.

Another cover from the same correspondence brought $10,000 hammer in our 1995 Rarities sale. Ex Sevenoaks. With 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
3069
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3069, Civil War Patriotics3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, tied by grid, "Troy N.Y. Sep. 25" double-circle datestamp on yellow Lincoln-Hamlin Railsplitter Campaign cover to N. Bangor N.Y., some slight edge soiling at bottom left, Very Fine

E. 200-300
475
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3070
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3070, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by target, "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 3, 1865" double-circle datestamp on Lincoln Mourning cover to Providence R.I., portrait in oval with black mourning border and "We loved him in life, We mourn him in death", ms. "Steamer via Panama" endorsement, stamp has tiny tear at top and tiny corner crease at bottom right, very minor edge soiling and wear, Very Fine, scarce design used from California, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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3071
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3071, Civil War Patriotics3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by dark blue grid and "Cincinnati O. Aug. 16" double-circle datestamp on multicolored Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott Patriotic cover to "'Magee', Envelope Factory, Philadelphia Pa.", Mumford & Co. imprint, small toned spot to the left of Scott's head, accompanied by Winfield Scott free-franked cover addressed in his hand to Col. Townshend, red "Unpaid and Not Franked" in circle handstamp, Extremely Fine pair of covers, the ideal exhibit page dedicated to "Old Fuss and Feathers"

E. 500-750
750
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3072
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3072, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. Jul. 6" double-circle datestamp on multicolored Col. J. E. Bendix, "10th Regt. N.Y.S.V. National Zouaves" Patriotic cover to Southold N.Y., marvelous design with half-length portrait, U.S. and regimental flags, Wm. Everdell imprint on flap, Extremely Fine, one of the most colorful and elaborate non-Magnus designs we have encountered, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
2,100
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3073
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3073, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. Oct. 26" circular datestamp on red and blue Col. Ellsworth Patriotic cover to Whitestone N.Y., accompanied by multicolored lettersheet depicting encampment of U.S. troops at Newport News Va., minor wear, Fine

E. 150-200
180
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3074
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3074, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). S.e. at left, tied by bold strike of brown "Cold Brook Wy. Feb. 6" circular datestamp on yellow cover with red and blue "Our Commander-in-Chief" McClellan Patriotic design to Syracuse N.Y., cover with small waterstain at bottom left., otherwise Very Fine, scarce brown cancel on a patriotic, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
350
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3075
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3075, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Faults, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Jun. 4" circular datestamp on Major General P. Banks Patriotic cover to Goshen N.Y., two-panel design in blue, 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
550
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3076
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3076, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Perfectly centered with wide margins, tied by well-struck "Washington D.C. Sep. 1, 1862" double-circle datestamp on bronze two-panel Magnus U.S. Senate Patriotic cover to Burdett N.Y., slightly reduced at right and some edgewear, still Very Fine, scarce design, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
425
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3077
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3077, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Washington D.C. Dec. 6, 1861" cds on multicolored two-panel Magnus Connecticut Patriotic to Knoxville Pa., accompanied by Magnus lettersheet with New York and Standing Liberty, slightly reduced at right and some slight soiling, otherwise Very Fine, attractive and colorful usage

E. 300-400
375
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3078
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3078, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Pre-use crease, cancelled by square grid, "Mound City Ill. Feb. 20" circular datestamp on blue and red overall Wisconsin "Loyal States" Patriotic cover to Racine Wis., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, quite striking

E. 300-400
400
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3079
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3079, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Choice centering, crisp impression on bright paper, tied by blue "Norfolk Va. May 24" circular datestamp on red and black "The Soldier's Dream of Home" Patriotic cover to Medina N.Y., slightly reduced at right, some wear, additional 3c stamp affixed to back and cancelled by pen (not tied), Very Fine and scarce design

E. 300-400
1,200
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3080
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3080, Civil War Patriotics"How Virginia Was Voted Out of the Union!!!", "How Virginia Was Voted Out of the Union!!!""How Virginia Was Voted Out of the Union!!!". Wonderful cartoon depicting voter trying to cast "No" ballot facing a pistol, ms. "N. England O. July 8th/61" postmark and "3c Pd" rate on yellow cover to Monmouth Me., tiny brown stain at lower left, Very Fine, this is a very scarce Union political cartoon

E. 300-400
850
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3081
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3081, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by grid, "Nantic Con. Mar. 24" circular datestamp on yellow cover to military address in New Orleans with "How Virginia Was Voted Out of the Union!!!" cartoon depicting voter trying to cast "No" ballot facing a pistol, slight wear and faint toning (so minor it is not mentioned on certificate), Very Fine, scarce Union political cartoon, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,400
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3082
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3082, Civil War Patriotics"Dis Chile's CONTRABAN" Union Cartoon, "Dis Chile's CONTRABAN" Union Cartoon"Dis Chile's CONTRABAN" Union Cartoon. One of the most striking anti-slavery political cartoons produced by the North on cover to Exeter N.H., congressional free frank at top right, blurry "Washington D.C. Jul. 24, 1861" circular datestamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
375
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3083
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3083, Civil War Patriotics1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65), 1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65)1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65). Tied by bold "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 23, 1862" circular datestamp on blue "Dis Chile's CONTRABAN" Union Cartoon cover to Avondale Pa., slightly reduced at left where opened irregularly, 1c defective, minor edgewear, still Fine, scarce carrier usage of this marvelous design, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
550
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3084
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3084, Civil War Patriotics2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by target and by "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 26" circular datestamp on "American Freedmen's Aid and Union Commission" corner card cover used locally, stamp with small piece out at top left, appears Fine, scarce usage

E. 500-750
350
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3085
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3085, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Deep shade and proof-like impression, tied by 5-Petal Flower cancel, "Brooklyn N.Y. Mar. 24, 1864" double-circle datestamp on "20th and 26th Regiments U.S. Colored Troops" corner card cover to New York City, Extremely Fine, a rare corner card from the historic "20th and 26th" regiments of African-Americans who fought in the Civil War (for history go to http://www.correctionhistory.org/html/chronicl/nycdoc/html/usct01.html)

E. 200-300
1,000
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3086
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3086, Civil War Patriotics1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Station A, Apr. 4" circular datestamp on "Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission" illustrated cover on locally addressed cover, fresh and Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
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3087
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3087, Civil War Patriotics2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Small tear, tied by "Philada Pa. Post Office May 30 1st '64" double-circle datestamp on purple Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission illustrated battlefield scene cover to local address, Very Fine cover, with 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
750
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3088
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3088, Civil War Patriotics2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by indistinct Philadelphia circular datestamp on Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission illustrated cover to local address, fresh and Fine, scarce usage, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
425
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3089
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3089, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Straddle-pane margin, tied by target with duplex "Phila. Pa. May 2, 1863" circular datestamp on Citizen's Volunteer Hospital cover to Saco Me., overall lithograph in grayish blue with panel depicting hospital building, soldiers and civilians, Duval & Son Ltd. imprint, redirected to Conway Centre N.H. with a second 3c Rose (65) tied by black grid, red "Saco Me." double-circle datestamp, two tiny tears at top

EXTREMELY FINE. A MARVELOUS EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL DESIGN.

Ex Kantor and illustrated in their book (Fig. 262) and ex Martin. With 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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3090
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3090, Civil War PatrioticsSeated Liberty & Flag, Seated Liberty & FlagSeated Liberty & Flag. Early Magnus design with "The Star Spangled Banner" verses on back, used to Georgia Plain Vt., ms. "Free Wm. E. Lehman M.C.", clear strike of "Washington City D.C. Free Jul. 6, 1861" datestamp, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, extremely rare early Magnus design

E. 400-500
250
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3091
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3091, Civil War PatrioticsWilliam Helmick, William HelmickWilliam Helmick. Representative from Ohio (1859-61), blue Liberty and Smithsonian Institution Magnus Patriotic cover with free franked "W. Helmick" after his term had ended but before next session of Congress began and sent by a soldier to Grand Rapids Mich., with two illustrated enclosures incl. one matching the cover but in green and datelined "Camp of Instruction, Washington", in one enclosure sender writes "I am going to the city tomorroiw and I think I shall have a chance to get some envelopes franked, so they will go free, and if I do then I shall send you some more perhaps.", Washington D.C. circular datestamp, expertly repaired along right edge, otherwise Very Fine, fascinating usage

E. 300-400
475
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3092
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3092, Civil War PatrioticsWilliam Helmick, William HelmickWilliam Helmick. Representative from Ohio (1859-61), free frank "W Helmick M.C." on red General McClellan "The War For the Union" Patriotic cover to Grand Rapids Mich., bold "Washington D.C. Nov. 14, 1861" circular datestamp, with matching original enclosure which originally enclosed a leaf (possibly Maple) and showing toned outline, cover expertly restored along edges, Very Fine, Helmick obviously free franked this for a soldier who was stationed in the area

E. 200-300
225
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3093
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3093, Civil War Patriotics10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Wide margins, rich color, cancelled by penstrokes and tied by indistinct Cal. circular datestamp on red and blue all-over 34-Star Flag Patriotic cover to Bingham Me., barely reduced at right, stamp barely affected from placement near edge of cover, some soiling, still Very Fine, unusual design

E. 400-500
650
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3094
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3094, Civil War Patriotics1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Tied by blurry strikes of Philadelphia Sta. A datestamp on red and blue "Union" and Flag Patriotic cover to local address, Very Fine, a beautiful cover in pristine condition, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
600
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3095
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3095, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Four, tied by two strikes of "Registered" handstamp, "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 13" circular datestamp on blue and red Standing Liberty and Flag Patriotic cover to New York, bold "R" handstamp, 1863 docketing on back, two stamps with small creases from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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3096
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3096, Civil War Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Horizontal strip of five tied by targets, "Washington D.C. Aug. 1?, 1862" double-circle datestamp on Army of the Potomac Patriotic cover to Lisbon N.H., red, brown and blue design with eagle, flag and verse, with patriotic lettersheet datelined "Camp Near fredricburg (sic), Aug. 9th 1862", letter mentions sending an ambrotype (thus the 5-times rate), cover lightly creased at right, otherwise Very Fine, a remarkable usage

E. 500-750
1,400
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3097
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3097, Civil War PatrioticsSingapore to Stoneham Mass, Singapore to Stoneham MassSingapore to Stoneham Mass. Faint strike of Singapore circular datestamp on back of red and blue stencilled Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Stoneham Mass., endorsed "Via Marseilles", various ratings incl. "Due 63", "New-York Br. Pkt. Mar. 4, 1862" receiving datestamp struck twice, some wear incl. missing top and right flaps, otherwise Fine, a few patriotic covers are known from Hong Kong, but this patriotic from Singapore is unique, ex Myers

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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3098
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3098, Civil War PatrioticsAnvers 4-s -7, Anvers 4-s -7Anvers 4-s -7. Clear circular datestamp with small "PD" handstamp on cover to Boston Mass. with hand-drawn multicolored Union Flag Patriotic design, endorsed "Via Ostende" and "per Steamer from Queenstown", ms. "20" rate at top left, blue "August Andre Ship Broker Antwerp" and 1861 backstamp, Very Fine, scarce hand-painted patriotic from Belgium, reported to be one of four extant, ex Myers

E. 500-750
850
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3099
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3099, Civil War PatrioticsBristol AU 16, 1861, Bristol AU 16, 1861Bristol AU 16, 1861. Well-struck circular datestamp with "19 Cents" handstamp on red and blue Eagle and Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Bowdoinham Me., "I.P. Snell & Co., Ship Brokers, Bristol" sender's handstamp, "N. York Br. Pkt. 24 Aug. 29" debit datestamp, barely reduced at right and some minor wear, Very Fine, attractive incoming usage of the patriotic, ex Myers

E. 400-500
375
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3100
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3100, Civil War PatrioticsSPAIN, 1862, 2r Green on Pinkish (60), SPAIN, 1862, 2r Green on Pinkish (60)SPAIN, 1862, 2r Green on Pinkish (60). Two, full margins to clear, deep rich color, tied by handstamp, "Valencia Dec. 4, 1863" double-circle datestamp on pink Battle Monument, Baltimore Patriotic cover to Baltimore, red London transit, "N. York Am. Pkt. 21 Dec. 28" debit datestamp, expertly repaired at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. UNDOUBTEDLY A UNIQUE USE OF AN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC FROM SPAIN TO BALTIMORE.

Ex Matthies and Myers. With 1969 and 2004 P.F. certificates.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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3101
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3101, Civil War PatrioticsOttawa Ill. Dec. 1, 1862, Ottawa Ill. Dec. 1, 1862Ottawa Ill. Dec. 1, 1862. Well-struck blue double-circle datestamp with matching "30" handstamp on red and blue Chicago Zouave Patriotic cover to Wiborg, Finland, blue "Chicago Ill. Am. Pkt. 23" debit datestamp, receiving backstamp, some slight wear

VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE CHICAGO ZOUAVE PATRIOC COVER TO FINLAND, ROUTED THROUGH THE CHICAGO EXCHANGE OFFICE.

The majority of mail to Europe was processed at either the New York or Boston exchange offices. This cover to Finland was marked and rated at the Chicago exchange office, in itself a very scarce usage. Combined with the destination and use of a patriotic envelope, this cover is truly remarkable.

Ex Myers

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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3102
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3102, Civil War Patriotics3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Two, tied by "Cape Vincent N.Y. Jul. 15" circular datestamp on red and blue Zouave with Flag Patriotic cover to Geneva, Switzerland, red "Paid All" handstamp and red framed Aachen transit, 1861 receiving backstamp, cover opened on both sides and used as a wrapper

VERY FINE. REPORTED TO BE THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF A PATRIOTIC COVER USED AS A TRANSATLANTIC WRAPPER SENT BY PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL.

The two 3c stamps pay the 6c newspaper rate via Prussian Closed Mail. Ex Myers. With 2004 P.F. certificate stating this was used as a wrapper.

E. 4,000-5,000
9,500
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3103
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3103, Civil War Patriotics12c Black, Plate 3 (36b), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36b)12c Black, Plate 3 (36b). Horizontal pair, s.e. at left, tied by large Boston "Paid" grids, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Jun. 4" credit datestamp on red and blue "Stand by the Flag" Patriotic cover to Antwerp, Belgium and redirected to Frankfort, Germany, 1861 usage, embossed grocer's return card at top, small boxed "PD" handstamp, Ostende and Anvers backstamps, blue ms. rating

VERY FINE. A RARE "ANGELL" PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE 12-CENT 1857 ISSUE, ADDRESSED TO BELGIUM AND FORWARDED TO GERMANY.

A review of the Matthies holding of Angell patriotics found only three covers bearing stamps solely from the 1857 Issue. In addition, this is the only cover addressed to either Belgium or Frankfort.

Ex Matthies and Myers. With 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,700
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3104
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3104, Civil War Patriotics12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Used with 3c Rose (65), tied by large grids and red "N. York Brem. Pkt. 12 Paid Oct. 24" credit datestamp on bronze General Sprague Magnus Patriotic cover to Vienna, Austria, blue "America Uber Bremen Franco" three-line handstamp, receiving backstamp, 1863 usage, wholesale grocer's embossing on back from Boston, light vertical file fold between stamps does not affect them

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MAGNUS PATRIOTIC COVER TO AUSTRIA PAYING THE 15-CENT RATE VIA BREMEN-HAMBURG MAILS. FROM THE ANGELL CORRESPONDENCE.

This Magnus design in metallic bronze is extremely rare in any usage.

Ex Matthies and Myers. With 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
6,250
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3105
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3105, Civil War Patriotics12c Black (69), 12c Black (69)12c Black (69). Used with 3c Rose (65), tied by segmented corks and red "N. York Brem. Pkt. 12 Paid Sep. 26" credit datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag, Odd Fellows, House and Slogan Patriotic cover to Vienna, Austria, blue "America Uber Bremen Franco" three-line handstamp, receiving backstamp, barely reduced at top and with small repaired nick

VERY FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS PATRIOTIC DESIGN USED TO AUSTRIA.

From the Angell correspondence. Ex Matthies and Myers. With 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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3106
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3106, Civil War Patriotics5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Horizontal strip of three, used with 3c Rose (65), tied by targets, "Holland Mich. Mar. 28" circular datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Doesborgh, Netherlands, red "Detroit Mich. Am. Pkt. Paid Mar. 31" circular datestamp, ms. due markings, 1864 transit and receiving backstamps, 3c single pulled perf not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE STRIP OF THREE OF THE 5-CENT BROWN 1861 ISSUE ON A PATRIOTIC COVER FROM HOLLAND, MICHIGAN, TO HOLLAND IN EUROPE. ESPECIALLY RARE TRANSIT VIA DETROIT EXCHANGE OFFICE.

The 18c in postage was apparently accepted as prepayment of the 21c rate via American or British Open Mail. The use of a patriotic envelope to the Netherlands via the Detroit exchange office is most unusual.

Ex Myers. Signed Ashbrook and with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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3107
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3107, Civil War PatrioticsUnion Patriotics, Union PatrioticsUnion Patriotics. Six, better designs incl. "Remember Fort Sumter" with bombardment illustration in red and blue, flags, overall Vermont (reduced at left, Ellsworth (faulty), one with congressman's frank, others with 3c 1861 (one 1857), minor faults, generally Fine, the Fort Sumter cover is Very Fine and carries the lot

E. 200-300
400
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