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Sale 1117 — U.S. & Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 December, 2015

Category — Civil War Postal History: Union Cartoon Patriotic Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4444
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4444, Civil War Postal History: Union Cartoon Patriotic CoversA General of the C.S.A. preparing to meet Gen. McClellan...After he met him!", A General of the C.S.A. preparing to meet Gen. McClellan...After he met him!"A General of the C.S.A. preparing to meet Gen. McClellan...After he met him!". Humorous cartoon design depicting a Confederate general (Beauregard?) in silly outfit and then running like the wind at lower right after meeting McClellan, Wells imprint, on light yellow cover addressed to the 3rd Postmaster General in Washington D.C., neat "Dayton Mich. Apr. 9" circular datestamp with day in manuscript, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and very unusual design, we were able to locate only two others (Siegel Sale 326 in 1968 and a 1988 Frajola sale), ex Matthies

E. 1,000-1,500
3,000
4445
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4445, Civil War Postal History: Union Cartoon Patriotic Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by large "Paid" grid, red "Boston Mass. Jul. 6" double-circle datestamp on red cartoon cover for "The way the Southern Loan was taken, depicting the Southern bully forcing the British banker to accept cotton bonds for cash, Orr imprint, to Burlington N.J., missing part of top flap and few edge flaws, stamp slightly affected from placement near edge, still Very Fine and unusual design

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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4446°
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4446, Civil War Postal History: Union Cartoon Patriotic Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by target cancel, "Hartford Ct. Jul. 9, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover to Ovid N.Y. with "Dis Chile's Contraban" illustrated slave caricature design in blue, Very Fine, a choice example of this scarce design, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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4447
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4447, Civil War Postal History: Union Cartoon Patriotic Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright shade, tied by "Williamsport Md. Dec. 25" circular datestamp on cover with cartoon depicting Union fishing using a cannon as bait in the secession pond with Va., Tex., S.C. and others depicted as fish, Berlin & Jones imprint, to Stoneham Mass., neat "MISSENT" handstamp and "South Reading Mass. Dec. 30" circular datestamp, 1861 docketing on back, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, an unusual and rare design, ex Matthies

E. 1,000-1,500
3,250
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4448
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4448, Civil War Postal History: Union Cartoon Patriotic Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, cancelled by open grid, "Harrisburgh Pa. Sep. 29, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover with "Repudiator" cartoon depicting Jefferson Davis and the South repudiating Northern debts, Berlin & Jones imprint, to Philadelphia, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, a scarce design, ex Matthies

E. 500-750
1,600
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4449
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4449, Civil War Postal History: Union Cartoon Patriotic Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Washington D.C. Jan. 3" double-circle datestamp on "A Pair of Spectacles" cartoon cover depicting Davis being marched into Washington and hanging from the gallows, Upham imprint, to Rileyville Pa., fresh and Very Fine example of this unusual and scarce design, our Levi and PDF research records contain only three examples (used in Washington D.C., Philadelphia and N.Y.) and this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records

E. 750-1,000
2,800
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4450
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4450, Civil War Postal History: Union Cartoon Patriotic Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by bold "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 30, 1862" circular datestamp on blue "Southern Bonds, Loans Taken" cartoon cover depicting an unsavory rebel peddling Southern bonds, Brown & Ryan imprint, to Buffalo N.Y., single short perf at top right, the stamp is Fine, the cover is Very Fine, unusual design, our Levi records contain only two used examples, ex Matthies

E. 500-750
3,500
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4451
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4451, Civil War Postal History: Union Cartoon Patriotic Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by grid, light strike of red Mass. double-circle datestamp on "Why Don't You Take It?" caricature depicting Winfield Scott, Jefferson Davis and Washington D.C. cover to Dunbarton N.H., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, this design was produced early in the war when the Union capital was under threat of invasion

E. 300-400
170
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