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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, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2865
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2865, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery1822, Slave-Related Contents, 1822, Slave-Related Contents1822, Slave-Related Contents. Folded cover datelined "Near Princeton Sept. 24th 1822" from John W. Ogden to Stephen F. Ogden near Yellow Banks Ky., contents discuss slave named Lydia and their efforts to get her a trial for her freedom, incl. "Marshall is now scouring the Country and employing villains to find her.", heavily mended incl. tear thru middle, still Fine, fascinating contents

E. 300-400
250
2866
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2866, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery1835, Sep. 29, Warrant to Arrest Three Men for Whipping a Slave, 1835, Sep. 29, Warrant to Arrest Three Men for Whipping a Slave1835, Sep. 29, Warrant to Arrest Three Men for Whipping a Slave. Part-printed warrant to the Sheriff of Lawrence County Ala., commanding he bring three men to appear in court for unlawfully whipping plaintiff's slave, also with court recording information, some wear, still Very Fine, interesting to note that the offense was not necessarily the whipping of the slave but of interfering with another's property, an interesting window on the institution of slavery

E. 400-500
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2867
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2867, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Sent Girl Susan", "Sent Girl Susan""Sent Girl Susan". Manuscript endorsement at upper left of folded letter datelined "Eastville Virginia April 17th 1850", to Richmond Va., blue "Eastville Va. Apr. 16" circular datestamp and manuscript "5", contents read in part "I send to you my negro girl Susan, aged 16...please sell her and remit...", vertical file fold, Very Fine slave-related contents

E. 200-300
600
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2868
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2868, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaveryFrederick Douglass, Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass. CDV photograph labeled "Fred Douglass" at bottom, remarkable state of preservation with few ink marks at lower right, Very Fine, a rare photo of Frederick Douglass who was born a slave in Maryland and went on to become one of the leading abolitionists, an advisor to Lincoln and an accomplished orator and author

E. 750-1,000
650
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2869
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2869, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery1863, Carte-de-Visite of Gordon, 1863, Carte-de-Visite of Gordon1863, Carte-de-Visite of Gordon. CDV of escaped Mississippi slave who had enlisted in the Union Army, showing his back scarred by a Christmas Day whipping, also accompanied by July 4, 1863 edition of Harper's Weekly showing similar illustration as well as illustration of "Gordon as he entered our lines" and also "Gordon in his uniform as a U.S. Soldier", the issue also includes information on Battle of Milliken's Bend (first major battle involving black troops), Very Fine example of this famous abolitionist's photograph, very few are known

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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2870
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2870, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaveryAnti-Slavery, Anti-SlaveryAnti-Slavery. Folded letter from Samuel Webb, noted abolitionist, discussing an upcoming convention, mentioning "the right of suffrage", also mentions that the committee is "out of funds and almost out of heart on that account, in other respects our work goes bravely on.", dated Nov. 17, 1837, inside with printed circular for National Enquirer asking for funds, blue "Philada Pa. Sep. 7" circular datestamp and manuscript rate, to Montrose Pa., paper with nice watermark of flying dove, some toning, two leaves separated and rejoined, piece out of one flap, still Very Fine and an interesting item

E. 200-300
110
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2871
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2871, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaverySandwich N.H, Sandwich N.HSandwich N.H. Neat strike of red straightline handstamp with matching "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "Paid 10" on folded letter to Concord N.H., all markings and address crossed out and sent back to Sandwich, red "Concord N.H. Sep. 28" circular datestamp and manuscript "10" rate, interesting content from abolitionist Daniel Hoit, who quotes from the Declaration of Independence and bemoans the lack of equality, some slight wear, Very Fine, interesting contents on an early turned use, ex Thompson

E. 200-300
130
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2872
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2872, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaveryNewnansville Flor. Sep. 9, Newnansville Flor. Sep. 9Newnansville Flor. Sep. 9. Bold strike of red circular datestamp with manuscript "25" rate on 1844 folded letter to Philadelphia, fascinating contents incl. "I do most heartily wish the South was rid of slaves., that there was not one in the land & I believe they will have to make their laws more moral or adopt a system of gradual emancipation or the South will see trouble before many years. I think I can see a storm gathering which will burst upon our country unless something interferes to prevent and if there is to be a Northern & Southern Republic I want to be in the Northern quarter.", Very Fine, ex McNeal and Thompson

E. 300-400
375
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2873
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2873, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaveryAnti-Slavery, Anti-SlaveryAnti-Slavery. Folded printed circular for Southern and Western Liberty Convention to be held in Cincinnati June 11, 1845, reads in part "to use all constitutional, and honorable, and just means, to effect the extinction of slavery in their respective states, and its reduction to its constitutional limits in the United States", address panel with large red "Cincinnati O. Mar. 12" circular datestamp and manuscript "12-1/2" rate to Columbus O., some splitting along folds, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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2874
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2874, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaveryAnti-Slavery, Anti-SlaveryAnti-Slavery. Folded 1845 3pp letter from Ohio state representative I. Spears regarding American Colonization Society, contents incl. "I hope...to see the day when our [the Society's] Atlantic cities and towns will be thronged, their wharves crowded, and vessels freighted with the poor unfortunate sons of Africa, returning to the land of their fathers...", red "Columbus Ohio Feb. 24" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "25" rate to Chimney Point Vt., sender's endorsement above rate, some minor soiling, Very Fine, the Society was founded in 1816 to promote the return of freed slaves to Africa and was instrumental in founding Liberia

E. 200-300
275
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2875
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2875, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaveryJohn Brown, John BrownJohn Brown. Buff cover addressed to "John Brown, Charlston Prison, Va.", bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 30, 1859" octagonal datestamp, docketed at left "Spiritualist Nonsense", this does not appear to match examples of Brown's writing and is probably in the hand of a prison censor, small cover tear at top right, Very Fine, Brown was captured on October 18 and hanged on December 2, only two days after this was posted, ex Vogel

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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2876
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2876, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Monrovia, Liberia, 29 Aug. 1834", "Monrovia, Liberia, 29 Aug. 1834""Monrovia, Liberia, 29 Aug. 1834". Dateline on folded letter to New York, forwarded to Providence P.O. Va., written by Rev. J. F. C. Finley, in three parts, second part datelined "Millsburg L. 17 Sept. 1834" and third part datelined "Millsburg 17 Oct. 1834", content mostly concerns starting schools, last part asks recipient to make inquiries regarding a freed man's wife and children who were still slaves near Huntsville Ala., neat red "Phila. 23 Mar." octagonal datestamp and manuscript "18-3/4" rate, trivial edgewear, Very Fine early missionary use from both Monrovia and Millsburg, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 500-750
650
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2877
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2877, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Monrovia (Liberia) 19th February 1838", "Monrovia (Liberia) 19th February 1838""Monrovia (Liberia) 19th February 1838". Dateline on 3pp folded letter addressed to "Colonization Rooms, New York", also endorsed "Per Barque Marine" at left, written by Rev. John Seys, typed transcript accompanies, interesting content on the success of the mission incl. "Men must witness the effects themselves, behold with their own eyes, the peace, content, independence and unshackled freedom of the Citizens of Liberia...The longer I live in Liberia, the more I am strenghthened in the opinion that no scheme, no plan hitherto suggested for the Benefit of our colored Brethren could possibly have met their case...", some splitting along folds, Very Fine, scarce use with fascinating contents from one would become U.S. Consul for Liberia under Johnson, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 300-400
275
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2878
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2878, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery[Liberia], [Liberia][Liberia]. Folded letter written by Thomas Buchanan who would be Governor of Liberia, datelined "New York 9th Jany. 39" and addressed to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, contents discuss sale of household effects and also trying to procure furniture for Govt. house, red "New-York Jan. 10" circular datestamp and manuscript "12-1/2" rate, slight wear, Very Fine, early letter from this important figure in the development of Liberia

E. 300-400
170
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2879
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2879, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Monrovia (Liberia) 3rd July 1840", "Monrovia (Liberia) 3rd July 1840""Monrovia (Liberia) 3rd July 1840". Dateline on folded letter to Miss Juliet Buchanan in Poughkeepsie N.Y., written by Gov. Thomas Buchanan, typed transcript of contents incl. "The English men of war as well as the American have nearly all left our coast this season...I am first preparing for the celebration of the 4th...Through the day we are to have a grand parade and review", letter also mentions he is giving this to Dr. Hale, formerly Governor of Cape Palmas, who is traveling to Baltimore, red "Baltimore Md. Aug. 30" circular datestamp and matching "Ship" handstamp, manuscript rate, some splitting along folds and wear, still Very Fine, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 300-400
500
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2880
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2880, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Bassa Cove (Liberia) 5th December 1840", "Bassa Cove (Liberia) 5th December 1840""Bassa Cove (Liberia) 5th December 1840". Dateline on lengthy folded letter from Louis Sheridan to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, a strongly worded criticism of Rev. John Seys, red "New York Ship Mar. 1" circular datestamp and manuscript "22" rate, endorsed "Barque Hobart" at lower left, minor wear, Very Fine, a wonderful letter showing discord among various parties in Liberia, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 400-500
325
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2881
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2881, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Bassa (Liberia), March 31st 1841", "Bassa (Liberia), March 31st 1841""Bassa (Liberia), March 31st 1841". Dateline on 2pp folded letter from Abraham Miller to Mission Rooms in New York, contents mostly discuss trip to Liberia, red "New-York Jul. 5" circular datestamp and "1" rate, endorsed "pr Brig Mentor", some splitting along folds, still Very Fine, the sender was reportedly a black Presbyterian minister who was also a native of the Koo tribe, he spent time in the U.S. before returning to Liberia, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 300-400
225
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2882
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2882, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Monrovia (Liberia) 22 April 1841", "Monrovia (Liberia) 22 April 1841""Monrovia (Liberia) 22 April 1841". Dateline on folded letter to Miss Juliet Buchanan in Poughkeepsie N.Y., written by Governor Thomas Buchanan to his sister, red "New-York Jul. 5" circular datestamp and manuscript "10" rate, contents discuss a visit to the U.S. and asks her to come back with him, some splitting along folds, still Very Fine, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 300-400
225
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2883
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2883, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Bassa Cove (Liberia), 6 July 1841", "Bassa Cove (Liberia), 6 July 1841""Bassa Cove (Liberia), 6 July 1841". Dateline on lengthy folded letter from Louis Sheridan to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, contents notes "We have no gardens this spring for want of seeds" and also asks for nets as "Our rivers abound with fish & we have no means of taking them", blue octagonal "6" rate handstamp, some soiling, Very Fine, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 200-300
200
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2884
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2884, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Monrovia (Liberia) Dec. 11th 1841", "Monrovia (Liberia) Dec. 11th 1841""Monrovia (Liberia) Dec. 11th 1841". Dateline on folded letter from Wesley Johnson to his mother in Hillsdale N.Y., sent just after his arrival with interesting commentary regarding death of Gov. Buchanan and many others from yellow fever, other fascinating contents regarding relations with British incl. "The British are never going to permit these people to enjoy a Republican government on these shores but are now denying their right to their purchased territory...", blue "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 24" circular datestamp and matching "Ship" handstamp, manuscript "20-3/4" rate, some wear incl. age spots, still Very Fine, a fascinating letter, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 300-400
300
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2885
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2885, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Edina (Liberia), July 2nd 1842", "Edina (Liberia), July 2nd 1842""Edina (Liberia), July 2nd 1842". Dateline on folded letter from Abraham C. Miller to U.S. Mission Room in New York, contents incl. "I hear that Mr. Canfield in dead" and asks for books for his new school, blue "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 10" circular datestamp and matching "Ship" handstamp, manuscript "14-1/2" rate, Very Fine, scarce use, according to Wikipedia, Edina is in Grand Bassa County and was founded as a colony by the American Colonization Society in 1832, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 200-300
180
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2886
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2886, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Factory Island, Grand Bassa (Liberia), July 13th 1842", "Factory Island, Grand Bassa (Liberia), July 13th 1842""Factory Island, Grand Bassa (Liberia), July 13th 1842". Dateline on 3pp folded letter from Dr. Wesley Johnson to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, interesting contents incl. "It is good that the Govt. of the U. States are interested in our welfare for we are so contemned by the British that they will not allow us any of the prerogatives of a commonwealth...", other interesting commentary, blue octagonal "6" arrival marking, Very Fine, scarce use, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 400-500
225
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2887
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2887, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Monrovia (Liberia) April 16th 1845", "Monrovia (Liberia) April 16th 1845""Monrovia (Liberia) April 16th 1845". Dateline on folded letter from Gov. Joseph Roberts to Benjamin Coates in Philadelphia, contents incl. discussion of different crops under cultivation, red "New-York Jun. 5" circular datestamp and matching "Ship" handstamp, blue manuscript "27" rate, endorsed "Madonna" at lower left, some wear, Very Fine, the sender would become the first President of Liberia after independence in 1848 and would serve in that post again almost two decades later, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 300-400
425
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2888
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2888, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Republic of Liberia, Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County", "Republic of Liberia, Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County""Republic of Liberia, Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County". Dateline on folded letter with Sept. 23, 1853 receipt docketing sent to New York City Mission Rooms, letter from black emigrant Simon Harrison who discusses his trip over with his family, a desire to have a church, and his awkwardness fitting in, comparing it to "fifteen years ago when amongst the Indians", neat "New-York Br. Pkt. Sep. 23" circular datestamp and "65" handstamp, red Liverpool transit backstamp, Very Fine, ex Fosdkye Ray

E. 300-400
425
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2889
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2889, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Monrovia Liberia Feb. 6th 1854", "Monrovia Liberia Feb. 6th 1854""Monrovia Liberia Feb. 6th 1854". Dateline on folded letter written by Armistead Miller to New York, short contents discuss death of sender's father back home and financial arrangements, "New-York Am. Pkt. Mar. 24" circular datestamp and "45" rate, Very Fine, the sender would later become one of the first graduates of the Ashmun Institute (later Lincoln University, alma mater of Thurgood Marshall, Langston Hughes and Cab Calloway), the institution was originally formed to provide leadership for the colony of Liberia, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 200-300
325
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2890
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2890, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery"Greenville, Sinoe County, Liberia, July 16th 1854", "Greenville, Sinoe County, Liberia, July 16th 1854""Greenville, Sinoe County, Liberia, July 16th 1854". Dateline on folded letter to Mission House in New York, letter discusses his sending various supplies and asking for others in return, large "6" in circle handstamp, Very Fine use from a remote origin, ex Fosdyke Ray

E. 150-200
160
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2891
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2891, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaveryLiberia to Philadelphia, Liberia to PhiladelphiaLiberia to Philadelphia. Wrapper with "Liberia Packet Via Baltimore" endorsement at lower left, blue "Baltimore Md. Jun. 4" circular datestamp, red "Ship" and matching "7" rate, fresh and Very Fine inbound use from Liberia

E. 400-500
200
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2892
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2892, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaveryAnti-Slavery, Anti-SlaveryAnti-Slavery. Design by John Marshall, State 2 with Jane Jowett imprint at bottom, bearing Great Britain 1p Red tied by barred oval handstamp, blue "Stockport MY 28, 1855" and green receiving backstamps, to Birmingham, Very Fine, exceedingly rare, this is possibly ex Yates as the authors of British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century seemed unaware of any others from this State, ex Grunin

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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2893
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2893, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaveryAnti-Slavery, Anti-SlaveryAnti-Slavery. State 1 of J. Valentine's design, printed entirely on back of cover and with six panels of designs interspersed with slogans incl. "Ye who take freedom from Men how will you answer it to God", front bears Great Britain 1p Red tied by "23" in grid to Cork, 1853 Edinburgh origin circular datestamp as well as boxed "Nicholson Street" local receiving house backstamp, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, scarce and desirable design, illustrated and described in British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century by Bodily, Jarvis and Hahn (pp. 239-240) who note that the envelope depicts scenes from Uncle Tom's Cabin which was reprinted in England in the early 1850's, Valentine is also well-known for his Ocean Penny Postage design, ex Grunin

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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2894
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2894, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaveryAnti-Slavery, Anti-SlaveryAnti-Slavery. American design with Thurston & Co. of Portland imprint on top flap, blue "Phillips Me. Apr. 24" circular datestamp with matching "Paid 3" in circle to Portland Me., Very Fine, ex Grunin

E. 500-750
275
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2895
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2895, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti SlaveryAnti-Slavery, Anti-SlaveryAnti-Slavery. J. Valentine design, State 1, bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), clear margins, somewhat faded, tied by "Farmington Ohio Jan. 1?" circular datestamp to Bernardston Mass., Very Fine, scarce use

E. 300-400
600
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2896
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2896, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to clear, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Batavia N.Y. Dec. 11" circular datestamp on folded Whig Ball invitation to Alden N.Y., the ball to be held Dec. 15, 1848, "Complimentary to the pure Patriot, unsullied warrior, and honest man, General Zachary Taylor, and the eminent Statesman, who is with us, for us, and one of us, Millard Fillmore", small handwritten note at bottom, some edgewear, Fine and scarce use on a printed invitation for a presidential victory ball, ex Mirsky

E. 500-750
400
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2897
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2897, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Ample to large margins except just touched at top right corner, cancelled by red grid, matching "Worcester Ms. Oct. 5" circular datestamp on folded printed circular for Van Buren and Adams Free Soil Party to Chadwick Mass., headlined "[Confidential Circular]" and datelined Sep. 15, 1848, stating that they have an approved ticket and men pledged in support of Van Buren and Adams, file fold well clear of stamp, edgewear and some slight overall soiling, still Very Fine and extremely rare use of the 5c 1847 used on a printed campaign circular, ex Mirsky

E. 750-1,000
750
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2898
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2898, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Horizontal pair, tied by "Washington D.C. Free" circular datestamp on folded wrapper to Paris, France, red French "15c" due handstamp, "Charles Sumner, Senator" in manuscript on back, stamps with slight toning, cover with small tear at lower left, still Very Fine, scarce use from this famous abolitionist senator who once wrote "A queen on the scaffold is a less pitiful sight than a woman on the auction block", the letter was sent free of domestic postage, the 2c paid the shore-to-ship rate and French postage was collected from the recipient, with 2011 P.F. certificate, ex Neinken and Wagshal

E. 400-500
325
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2899
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2899, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Vertical pair, "Biddeford Me. Jul. 22" manuscript postmark on cover to Matinicus Me., with "Fremont & Dayton, Freedom National, Slavery Sectional" campaign design with two eagles and "Young America's Platform. Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Men, Free Pulpit, Free Press, Free Kansas, Freemont!" slogan, light overall staining and toned spots, Fine appearance, a rare design with a vivid campaign message, unlisted in Milgram, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
950
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2900
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2900, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins all around, deep shade, tied by large "Paid" in grid cancel, red "Boston Mass. Oct. 24" circular datestamp on cover to Bath N.H., with Fremont three-quarter portrait, Putnam imprint, Milgram JF-3, with design half of matching letter sheet, Extremely Fine, ex Wagshal

E. 400-500
400
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2901
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2901, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Rich color, margins large to just in, tied by light blue strike of Ill. town datestamp on yellow cover to Raymond N.H., with blue Fremont three-quarter portrait in oval, John Andrew imprint, Milgram JF-36, couple inconsequential cover edge nicks, Fine, ex Wagshal

E. 150-200
90
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2902
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2902, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11). Full margins to just touching at bottom right, deep rich color, tied by blue grid cancel with matching "Orono Me. Oct. 2" circular datestamp on 1856 cover to Orrington Me. with "Our Jessie" Fremont portrait, Milgram JF-50, with original contents, top flap tears, one barely extends to front of cover, otherwise Very Fine, Jessie Benton Fremont was the daughter of Senator Thomas Hart Benton and wife of famed explorer John C. Fremont, she did much to promote her husband's exploits and reputation, and she herself was a very popular American figure

E. 400-500
375
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2903
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2903, Slavery and the Civil War, Slave Related, Liberia, Anti Slavery3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11). Large margins to touching at left with sheet margin at bottom, pen cancel with matching "W. Lebanon Me. May 20" postmark on ca. 1856 cover to Dover N.H. with "Our Jessie" Fremont portrait, Milgram JF-50, "sunglasses" added to Jessie's face, top flap tear, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
120
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