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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2904
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2904, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary FairAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Folded letter addressed to Lincoln as President datelined "Amsterdam August 30, 1861", written by Francis William Nix who details his 27 years of military service in Europe and asks for the opportunity to volunteer in the war against slavery, red Amsterdam and London transits, New York 21c debit marking, manuscript "Paid" at left, some wear, still Very Fine, interesting letter, ex Vogel

E. 1,000-1,500
600
2905
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2905, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary FairAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Cover addressed to "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois" with Lincoln-Hamlin beardless Lincoln railsplitter campaign design, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by grid cancel, "New-York Nov. 28" (1860) circular datestamp, docketed "answered" (secretarial), some edgewear, stains at left

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF A BEARDLESS LINCOLN RAILSPLITTER CAMPAIGN ENVELOPE ADDRESSED TO LINCOLN IN SPRINGFIELD AFTER HIS WIN IN THE 1860 ELECTION.

After leaving the campaign trail, Lincoln remained in Springfield during the election. This was among the mail he received before leaving for the White House. Ex Vogel.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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2906
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2906, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright shade, tied by "Littleton N.H. Oct. 12" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Manchester Conn. with beardless Lincoln portrait, railsplitter scene and verse, Raynor imprint at left, enclosed letter written on back of illustrated "Van Hoesen's One Dollar Clothes Wringer" advertising circular, minor wrinkling on cover and at right of stamp, perf tip crease, otherwise Very Fine, desirable Lincoln design, lot also includes Lincoln-Hamlin campaign corner card with No. 65 and Grant/Colfax illustrated campaign cover with No. 65, both somewhat faulty

E. 400-500
700
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2907
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2907, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright shade, cancelled by neat manuscript, matching "Lewisboro Nov. 5" manuscript postmark on cover to South Norwalk Conn. with beardless Lincoln portrait and slogan, slightly reduced at right, few slightly toned perfs, Very Fine, scarce design

E. 300-400
375
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2908
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2908, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Yipsilanti Mich. Apr. 1" circular datestamp on embossed "Slavery Sectional Union Liberty Freedom National Onward to Victory" Lincoln-Hamlin Campaign cover to Jonesville Mich., endorsed "Via Detroit" at lower left, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, accompanied by two similar covers each bearing No. 26, ex Kaplan

E. 200-300
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2909
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2909, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary FairStephen A. Douglas, Patriotic Design, Stephen A. Douglas, Patriotic DesignStephen A. Douglas, Patriotic Design. Yellow 1860 campaign cover depicting Douglas at left, converted to Union Patriotic cover with addition of red and blue American flag at right and "Tell them to obey the Laws and support the Constitution" below Douglas in the same blue ink as the flag, Jul. 1861 Ohio town datestamp and free frank of Ohio Congressman John Hutchins at top right, Very Fine, Douglas died of typhoid fever on June 3, 1861, shortly before this cover was sent, the caption added to this cover is said to be his last words

E. 400-500
600
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2910
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2910, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Well-centered, tied by bold strike of "Pottstown Pa. Aug. 26" circular datestamp on cover to Princeton N.J., with "Dis chile's CONTRABAN" anti-slavery political cartoon, original enclosure "Death to Traitors." lettersheet with lengthy contents, two sides with overlapping text written in two directions, cover with trivial edgewear, Very Fine example of this scarce design, which was inspired by General Benjamin F. Butler's decision to accept slaves at Fortress Monroe as liberated "contraband" (well before Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation), ex Wagshal

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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2911
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2911, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by target, "Saint Josephs Mich." circular datestamp on green and brown "The Irish Brigade" Patriotic cover to Galesburgh Mich., slightly reduced at left, some slight overall wear, Very Fine and choice, scarce design

E. 400-500
700
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2912
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2912, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Three singles, rich color, tied by "Paid" in ovals and red "Boston Mass. Jun. 19" double-circle datestamp, cancelled by manuscript as well, on blue "Secession on Guard--old Towser is after her" cartoon cover to Portland Me., "Held for Postage" handstamp, right stamp small toned spot, cover with tiny waterstain at upper left, Very Fine, ex Walcott

E. 200-300
850
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2913
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2913, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by "Springville Pa. Jan. 22" circular datestamp on blue "John Bull don't see it" cartoon cover to Auburn N.Y., J. G. Wells imprint, depicts the British "John Bull" character looking through a cotton bale as a Southern planter entices him with a cornucopia and a slave holds a "Southern Victory" sign, fresh and Very Fine, a rare design referencing the Confederacy's attempt to break Great Britain's neutrality

E. 500-750
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2914
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2914, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Bright color, trace of oxidation at left, tied by bold target cancel, matching "Marietta O. Sep. 16, 1861" double-circle datestamp on "Uncle Sam sends his Bird after Traitor Jeff" cartoon cover to Lower Salem O., manuscript "Oh don't let him go never" commentary reinforces the caricature's message, reduced at bottom and missing part of address, stamp with repair at upper right, still an extremely rare design worthy of restoration

E. 200-300
80
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2915
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2915, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright shade, tied by indistinct strike of double-circle datestamp on cover to Middleville N.Y. with McClellan portrait surrounded by flags and cannons, candidates' names and verse, Milgram GM-2, stamp affixed over portrait as a political statement, barely reduced at right, Very Fine, ex Jarrett

E. 150-200
110
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2916
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2916, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Lancaster Pa. Nov. 9, 1861" double-circle datestamp on red, white and blue "Loyal States" Pennsylvania Patriotic cover to Camp Coleman Pa., J. Magee imprint on back, stamp with some minor perf flaws from placement near edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine, a beautiful design

E. 300-400
350
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2917
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2917, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair10c Dark Green, First Design (62B), 10c Dark Green, First Design (62B)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Intense shade and impression, better centering than normally seen, tied by neat strike of "Albion Pa. Oct. 16" circular datestamp, second strike at left, on red and blue "Our Compromise" Flag and Cannon Patriotic cover to Oil Springs, Canada West, transit backstamps (yeardates unclear, but probably 1861), slightly reduced at right, stamp with few slightly toned perfs, minor wear, Very Fine, attractive and rare use of the 10c First Design on a Patriotic

E. 1,000-1,500
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2918
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2918, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Centered to top left, tied by "Lancaster Pa. May 5, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to McKees Falls Pa., with illustrated Patriotic design depicting the steamship Star of the West in blue, embossed "Loyal" across front and "Border State" above the ship, J. H. Southworth imprint on back, stamp is affixed over blue "Held for Postage" handstamp, back with "Lancaster Pa. May 2, 1863" circular datestamp, apparently held for three days until the sender paid for and applied the 3c postage, stamp with creases and couple minor cover stains, otherwise Very Fine, a beautiful and rare patriotic design

E. 400-500
425
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2919
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2919, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary FairUnion Patriotic Covers, Union Patriotic CoversUnion Patriotic Covers. 10 multi-color illustrated covers franked with 3c 1861 issue, incl. one Magnus design used from Alexandria Va. to Vermont (stamp faulty from placement at edge), others show variety of colorful designs, faults incl. one with most of the stamp torn off, Fine appearing group

E. 300-400
550
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2920
 
Unused Civil War Patriotics. 195 unused, wide range of designs incl. some cartoons, a colorful group

E. 150-200
0
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2921
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2921, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by quartered cork and "Washington D.C. Dec. 19" double-circle datestamp on orange cover with Sanitary Fair, Soldier's Letter corner card to North Franklin N.J., "Forwarded by the U.S. Sanitary Commission" handstamp at lower left, with original Sanitary Fair-illustrated enclosure from 1864, contents mentions a fight and how two boys froze to death on the march, Very Fine, a wonderful Sanitary Fair item, ex Risvold

E. 300-400
475
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2922
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2922, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by two light strikes of "Philada Pa. Post Office Apr. ?8 '64" double-circle datestamp on Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission illustrated battlefield scene cover to local address, some back panel faults incl. thinning and small flap repair, none of which affect the appearance of the front, Very Fine appearance

E. 400-500
425
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2923
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2923, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary Fair3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by bold blue Baltimore, Md. circular datestamp on clean cover with "U.S. Army General Hospital, STEWART'S MANSION, Baltimore, Md." corner card at top right, adhesive at top left partially obscuring "Official Business" imprint, Very Fine and choice, scarce cover

E. 100-150
170
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2924
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2924, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary FairPrivate Postage Envelopes, Private Postage EnvelopesPrivate Postage Envelopes. Three envelopes, first with "H. Smith Envelope Manufacturer, 137 William St. N.Y. 50" on backflap and "U.S. Postage Stamps 50 (Cents)" on front, blue printing on white 65 x 34mm envelope, with patriotic designs of flag at upper left and shield at upper right, minor paper bends, Very Fine, a beautiful example of this patriotic design, second with "T. R. Dawley; Manufact'r, Reade & Centre Sts. (N.Y) 20" imprint on backflap of 65 x 32mm envelope, "U.S. Postage Stamps 20 cts." on front, minor soiling, otherwise Very Fine and rare, last is unidentified 61 x 34mm white envelope with "U.S. Postage Stamps. 30 cts." on front, blank back, Very Fine, a wonderful group of these rare Civil War postage envelopes

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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2925
 
Slavery-Related Balance. Nice group of items relating to slavery, incl. 1LB8 on 3c entire addressed to Rev. William Jackson, Lucretia Garfield free frank on mourning cover with matching contents, illustrated multicolored Magnus song sheet for "Kingdom Coming", Charles Sumner free frank, 15L18 on cover (depicting Henry Clay), anti-slavery printed circular from 1854 published by Whig party in Bellefonte, few other interesting items such as No. 210 on cover with American Association of the Red Cross illustration, overall fresh and Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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