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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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Category — Civil War Postal History

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2385
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2385, Civil War Postal HistoryAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Signature "A Lincoln" with note in his hand "Let this man be discharged" and dated in his hand "Jan. 4, 1865", on part of folded letter, part of inside is readable and includes "To the Surgeon in Charge, Washington D.C." contents reads "Sir, We the undersigned do hereby...that Mr. Eli See a resident of this...now in the service as private and...laying sick in the above named hosp(ital)..." light file fold thru signature

VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S SIGNATURE WITH HIS NOTE INSTRUCTING SOMEONE TO BE DISCARGED FROM THE MILITARY ON WHAT APPEARS TO BE PART OF A DOCUMENT APPEALING FOR THE DISCHARGE. AN EXCELLENT CIVIL WAR ARTIFACT.

By January 1865 the war was moving towards its conclusion; Savannah had fallen on Dec. 21, 1864 and eight days after this was signed Francis P. Blair arrived in Richmond with a proposal for a peace conference. Certainly a time in the war when a request to discharge a soldier would have been met with a positive response.

Accompanied by small portrait of Lincoln in a frame with a 13-star cloth flag

E. 5,000-7,500
2,900
2386
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2386, Civil War Postal History3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, cancelled by blue grid and tied by "Chicago Ills. Mar. 26" double-circle datestamp on Lincoln and Hamlin embossed Campaign cover with "Hon. Abraham Lincoln of Ill. for President, Hon. Hannibal Hamlin of ME for V. Pres." on top flap and "Slavery Sectional , Union & Liberty" and "Freedom National. Onward to Victory" at top left, to West Bowdoin Me., Very Fine, scarce campaign cover, ex Wolcott

E. 500-750
275
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2387
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2387, Civil War Postal History1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Two, tied by target cancel and "Hanover N.H. Aug. 17, 1863" double-circle datestamp on Lincoln-Hamlin Railsplitter Campaign cover to Shrewsbury Vt., S. Raynor imprint, with original enclosure, some edgewear and soiling affects stamps, one stamp affected from placement at edge of cover, missing another 1c stamp at bottom, still Fine and very unusual franking

E. 200-300
200
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2388
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2388, Civil War Postal History3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright shade, faults, tied by Oct. 11 circular datestamp on cover to South Lancaster Mass. with red, blue and black Lincoln and His Cabinet patriotic design, S. C. Upham of Philadelphia imprint on back, wonderful overall design with portraits of President Lincoln and his eight cabinet members (Scott, Cameron, Chase, Welles, Seward, Bates, Smith and Blair), few edge tears and edgewear, still Fine, a rare and desirable design

E. 400-500
400
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2389
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2389, Civil War Postal History3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Two, cancelled by grids, red "Providence R.I. Jul. 30" circular datestamp on illustrated Ellsworth with verse Patriotic cover to military address in Washington D.C., stamps with few faults, still Fine

E. 200-300
400
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2390
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2390, Civil War Postal History3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by circle of V's, "New-York Jun. 16" circular datestamp on "Ellsworth Memorial" illustrated cover to Boston and forwarded to Lowell Mass., barely reduced at right, Very Fine, unusual design used with the 1869 Pictorial

E. 300-400
160
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2391
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2391, Civil War Postal History3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by grid, "Waterville Me. Aug. 26" circular datestamp with manuscript "1861" on cover to Princeton Ill. with "Jeff's Knave-y" cartoon with caption "Seven wise men of Gotham went to sea in a bowl", reduced at right, Very Fine, scarce design, ex Jarrett, illustrated in Chase book

E. 400-500
325
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2392
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2392, Civil War Postal HistoryCapt. Thomas' New Position in the Naval Bureau, Capt. Thomas' New Position in the Naval BureauCapt. Thomas' New Position in the Naval Bureau. Blue illustrated design with "Another outrage by Northern hirelings! A French Lady pulled out of her drawers.", Upham of Philadelphia imprint, free frank at top for H Wilson apparently not accepted as marked "(Due 3)", to Shannock Mills R.I., "Washington D.C. Dec. 12" circular datestamp, receiving circular datestamp, Very Fine, a very unusual design

E. 200-300
350
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2393
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2393, Civil War Postal History3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by grid, "Portsmouth R.I. Sep. 11" circular datestamp on multicolored "Uncle Sam's Joy! under Providence, July 4th 1862" Patriotic depicting a seated man holding a child with another man holding a torch aloft to illuminate providence holding a horn of plenty with flowers spilling out, to Bristol R.I., Magnus imprint, some slight waterstaining and wear, a Very Fine and very unusual design, ex Meroni

E. 300-400
450
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2394
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2394, Civil War Postal History1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Horizontal pair and single, tied by targets and "Port Royal Jul. 7" double-circle datestamp on cover with red and blue Volunteer soldier holding flag and rifle with plow Patriotic design to Tioga Penn., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, a colorful and unusual theme

E. 200-300
110
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2395
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2395, Civil War Postal History3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by well-struck target cancel, "New-York 27 Jan." double-circle datestamp on red and blue George Washington in serrated circle with eagle and rays Patriotic cover to Pitcher N.Y., Union Stationery Depot, 106 Fulton St. N.Y. imprint on top flap, minor edgewear, barely reduced at left, Very Fine and colorful use

E. 200-300
110
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2396
c
Rhode Island-Related Patriotics. Approximately 29 patriotics used either from or to Rhode Island or with Rhode Island-related designs, including all-over flag with 34 stars arranged in a star shape, No. 35 on Cannon and Flag Patriotic from Cal. to Mass. and missent to North Scituate Mass., multicolored "Remember Ellsworth" design to R.I., Official Business Paymaster's Office cover with waving flag and state seal from Providence, several other interesting designs, range of town uses including Dorrville, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, Slatersville, Wakefield and Westerly, also illustrated Magnus song sheet showing panorama of Providence, some faults to be expected, overall appear Fine-Very Fine, an attractive group

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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2397
c
Civil War Patriotic Cover Collection. 22 used examples, appears to be nearly all different designs such as flags, eagles, shields, scenes, etc., couple stampless including "U.S. Ship, 3 cts." but most with either Nos. 26 or 65, quite a few used in Union Occupied South including Beaufort S.C., New Berne N.C. and Cumberland Gap Tenn., one with "G.B.D." datestamp from General Banks Division and one from Camp Chase with so-called prison-bar grid cancel, plus an unused all-over Magnus cover, mixed condition but much is Fine or better

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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2398
c
Patriotic Cover Balance. Twelve covers all used from New Jersey, all except one with 3c stamp, one with free frank of C.H. Van Wyck, range of colorful designs, few different shades of the 3c, some faults, overall appear Fine

E. 400-500
700
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2399
c
Civil War Union Postal History. 40 covers, many acquired from auctions with original descriptions, wide variety of uses including Regiment corner card covers, many Union Occupation of South from Fernandia Fla, Port Royal S.C., New Orleans La., Chattanooga Tenn. (blue boxed datestamp), Savannah Ga. and Vicksburgh Miss., few "G.B.D." (General Banks Division) covers, Sanitary and Christian Commission corner cards, and even a prisoner of war cover, mixed condition but much is Fine or better

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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2400
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2400, Civil War Postal History3c Red, F. Grill (94), 3c Red, F. Grill (94)3c Red, F. Grill (94). Bright color, clear grill, tied by well-struck rosette cancel, "New-York Sep. 14" (1868) circular datestamp on green Badger's Improved Flutes all-over advertising cover to Valparaiso, Chile, addressed to a sailor on the famous Civil War blockader U.S.S. Tuscarora, after the war she returned to South America in 1868 and was placed at the disposal of the Chilean government to assist victims of the great earthquake, which had occurred on Nov. 18, 1867, pencil "Due 31" for balance of 34c rate, but apparently transported outside the mails, minor edgewear, Very Fine, unusual naval usage

E. 300-400
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2401
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2401, Civil War Postal History3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Three covers, all relating to the U.S.S. Housatonic, first with horizontal pair tied by target and "New-York 7 Oct." double-circle datestamp with printed "U.S.S. Housatonic" at top left to Williamsburgh, Long Island, some slight wear and toning; second with horizontal pair tied by segmented cork cancel, "Old Point Comfort Va. Feb. 17" double-circle datestamp with manuscript "U.S.S. Housatonic" at top left to same recipient, used the day the ship was sunk; last with horizontal pair tied by "Phila Pa. Sep. 17, 1864" duplex cancel on cover with manuscript "U.S.S. Canandaigua" at top left and "U.S. SHIP" handstamp to same recipient, Very Fine and interesting group, the last was sent by a survivor of the sinking who was picked up by the Canandaigua

E. 300-400
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