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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: Angell Cover and Magnus Designs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4452
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4452, Civil War Postal History: Angell Cover and Magnus Designs12c Black, Plate 3 (36B), 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Perfs trimmed at left, used with 1c Blue (63) and five 3c Rose (65), three 3c s.e., tied by large Boston "Paid" grids and red "Boston Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Sep. 8" credit datestamp on Major General John E. Wool Patriotic cover to Vienna, Austria, 1863 usage, red framed Aachen transit, endorsed "Per 'Arabia' via England & Belgium", receiving backstamp, 1c and one of the 3c stamps faulty

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR AND RARE ANGELL PATRIOTIC COVER TO AUSTRIA COMBINING THE 12-CENT STAMP FROM THE 1857 ISSUE WITH THE ONE-CENT AND 3-CENT STAMPS FROM THE 1861 ISSUE.

Only five covers in the Matthies sale of Angell covers bear a combination of stamps from the two issues.

Ex Matthies and Myers. With 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
7,500
4453
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4453, Civil War Postal History: Angell Cover and Magnus Designs3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Two, faults, tied by quartered cork, "Washington D.C. Mar. 24" circular datestamp on 9-1/2 x 4 in. multicolored "Panorama of Washington" Magnus Patriotic cover to Pelham N.H., with 8-1/2 x 32in., broadside lavishly illustrated hand-colored Magnus vignettes beginning with a large portrait of George Washington, few age spots, some slight cover edgewear

AN EXCEPTIONAL MAGNUS DESIGN. ONE OF THE RAREST PATRIOTICS EXTANT EITHER USED OR UNUSED.

In the Walcott sale, Laurence notes, "I know of only 6 in existence"

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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4454
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4454, Civil War Postal History: Angell Cover and Magnus Designs3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Jan. 10" circular datestamp on two-part bronze Patriotic depicting Baltimore with patriotic sentiments, Magnus imprint, to Philadelphia, missing part of top flap, Very Fine and scarce design, ex Matthies

E. 400-500
2,700
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4455
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4455, Civil War Postal History: Angell Cover and Magnus Designs3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Poolesville Md. Dec. 25" circular datestamp on blue Standing Liberty with Shield, Flag and Eagle Patriotic cover to Eatonville N.Y., some slight edgewear and soiling, still Very Fine design combining virtually every patriotic symbol, attributed to Magnus

E. 300-400
250
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4456
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4456, Civil War Postal History: Angell Cover and Magnus Designs3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Dec. 20" circular datestamp on blue F.R. Curtenius, Colonel, two-part Patriotic cover depicting Col. Curtenius and Eagle and Shield, Hoen imprint, to Brownsville Mich., some cover wear affects stamp, few edge tears, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce design, Curtenius came from a long line of military men and is notable for refusing his commanding officer's order to return slaves to their owners, he was dismissed by his commander and later vindicated, we are aware of perhaps a half-dozen used examples of this design

E. 300-400
475
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4457
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4457, Civil War Postal History: Angell Cover and Magnus DesignsBird's Eye City Views by Charles Magnus, Bird's Eye City Views by Charles MagnusBird's Eye City Views by Charles Magnus. 18 hand colored engravings on thick card, varnished, with black tinted margins, most with gold letters, approximately 11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (few smaller), incl. Lunatic Asylum at Staunton Va., Hamilton Canada, Bangor Me. (2), Baltimore, Syracuse N.Y., Boston (2), New York Brooklyn and Williamsburg, New York, Saratoga N.Y. (2), Philadelphia, Washington D.C. (2), Charleston S.C., some slight buckling, overall Very Fine and very desirable, we have seen these retail for $400 apiece and higher on antiquarian map dealers' websites

E. 1,500-2,000
2,800
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4458
 
Used Magnus Lettersheets. Four lettersheets and one song sheet, each with different multicolored Magnus design, incl. Liberty & Capitol, "For the Union" Massachusetts two-panel design, Capitol, woman at a dance, portrait of McClellan, two from Oct. 1861, two sent by soldiers with some passing comments about life in camp, some wear, overall Fine-Very Fine and attractive designs, also incl. twelve unused with range of better designs

E. 300-400
325
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4459
 
Magnus Letter Sheets and Related. 72 items, most are large size (8-1/2 x 10-1/2 in.) with a range of designs from Declaration of Independence to various city views, 32 are mounted in an album, 14 are normal letter size with better designs, most larger are printed in black only which really shows the detail of the engravings, few small faults to be expected, Very Fine and rare group

E. 500-750
950
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4460
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4460, Civil War Postal History: Angell Cover and Magnus DesignsMagnus Confederate Cartes de Visites, Magnus Confederate Cartes de VisitesMagnus Confederate Cartes de Visites. 40 playing card-size thick cards with central portraits in black and rose borders, each with Magnus imprint, contains portraits of southern leaders and military figures incl. Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, John Morgan and Beauregard, some obscure figures, each with some foxing or wear, still Very Fine and unusual group

E. 400-500
850
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4461
 
Magnus Confederate Cartes de Visites. One uncut thick card press sheet containing 24 portraits with central portraits in black and rose borders, meant to be separated into playing card-size cards, each with Magnus imprint, contains portraits of southern leaders and military figures incl. Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Breckenridge, some obscure figures, some foxing or wear, still Very Fine and unusual

E. 300-400
250
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4462
 
Magnus Song Sheets. 142 unfolded song sheets, approximately 5 x 8", with multicolored Magnus design at top and songs, 132 different, five are 2-page, two relate to Jefferson Davis, some slight wear on a few but most are pristine, Very Fine, a phenomenal holding with a tremendous range of different Magnus designs

E. 400-500
1,900
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4463
 
Six Military and Patriotic Illustrated Songs, Elaborately Colored in a novel form. Two intact cardboard song books with six panels that fold out, each song on its own panel with multicolored scene, incl. "The Union Marsellaise" with wonderful illustration of a fort with bombs in the air, "Rally Around the Flag Boys" with Standing Liberty with flag, "The Army of Liberty" with map of U.S. with George Washington superimposed, "The Yankee Man of War" with masted ships in harbor, some slight overall wear, one with additional cover faults, Fine and unusual

E. 400-500
275
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