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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

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Category — Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2494
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2494, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Washington D.C. Feb. ?" circular datestamp on back of multicolored Lincoln and McClellan "Review of the Army" Magnus Patriotic cover, opened for display, stamp torn prior to use, cover with some staining, otherwise Fine and scarce design

E. 400-500
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2495
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2495, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by by target cancel with "Port Royal S.C. Mar. 2, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Kensington Pa., back with red Lincoln-Davis Prize Fight 5th Round cartoon design, variation of the Round 5 design with caption "ARMY ENVELOPE OR THE UNION WE FIGHT FOR", original letter enclosure datelined at Pinckney Island S.C. accompanies, right side of envelope opened roughly affecting the edge of the design, some scattered toned specks along edges, still Fine, used examples of this famous cartoon envelope are extremely rare

E. 1,000-1,500
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2496
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2496, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Rich color, tied by "Utica N.Y. Jun. 5" double-circle datestamp on "J. D. His Marque" Patriotic cover addressed locally, faint vertical file fold and minor edgewear, cover expertly resealed on three sides, Very Fine appearance, ex "Sevenoaks"

E. 400-500
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2497
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2497, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Bellefonte Pa. Feb. 27" circular datestamp on red "The Flag of a New Confederacy" Caricature Patriotic cover depicting a flag with Uncle Sam kicking Jeff Davis in the rear, addressed to Philadelphia, faint toning mostly near stamp from gum, Very Fine, an outstanding design

E. 300-400
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2497A
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2497A, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, tied by "New-York Jun. ?" circular datestamp and grid duplex on Ellsworth Patriotic cover addressed to early stamp dealer A.C. Kline (pseudonym for John W. Klein) in Philadelphia Pa., scarce design depicting the martyred Ellsworth on the floor with a Union soldier bayoneting the assailant and the caption "Father -- Col. Ellsworth was shot dead this morning. I killed his murderer. FRANK.", missing backflap, Very Fine and a rare Ellsworth design

E. 300-400
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2498
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2498, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Double perfs at bottom, cancelled by target and tied by "New-York Jun. 24" circular datestamp on "Secession Trap" Caricature Patriotic cover depicting a cow with foot in a trap and two vultures saying "Look out John or you will get your foot in it" and "Bravo Jonathan", second bird labelled "Napoleon" and wearing an epaulette, addressed to Lawrence Mass., with original 1861-dated enclosure with interesting contents berating the recipient for spending summer vacation touring military camps, Very Fine and most unusual, a wonderful Patriotic design

E. 400-500
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2499
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2499, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Rich color, tied by target cancel, "Concord N.H. Jul. 16, 1861" double-circle datestamp on red and blue "Beware Jeff Davis" Eagle and Shield Patriotic cover showing hand with southern-leaning states or cities represented as snakes, the eagle is shooting arrows and has hit the snakes called Baltimore and St. Louis which are bleeding, to Milton Mass., copyright notice below design, stamp with trivial corner crease from placement near edge of cover, Very Fine, a phenomenal Patriotic design

E. 400-500
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2500
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2500, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by large open grid cancel, "Ansonia Ct. Jul. 29" circular datestamp on "Agricultural Implements going South" Caricature Patriotic depicting a farmer (Lincoln?) pulling a cannon, to Hartford Conn., barely reduced at right, Very Fine, a very unusual design, ex Wolcott

E. 400-500
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2501
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2501, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "Austin ? Apr. 10" circular datestamp on "The New Zouave Drill. Choke Secession (Three motions.)" Caricature Patriotic cover depicting two Zouaves standing on shoulders of another two with a fifth Zouave acting as a bar to hang a noose, a secessionist hangs from the noose holding a Confederate flag, addressed to Putnam O., barely reduced at left, few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine and very unusual design, used two days before the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, ex Wolcott

E. 400-500
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2502
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2502, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "Exeter N.H. Aug. 26" circular datestamp on "I wouldn't pull down dat Flag, Massa George" Caricature Patriotic cover with lengthy text and very unusual design depicting well-dressed black man helping a white man (presumably from the south) put the American flag back up, to hospital at Camp Sullivan in Washington D.C., Wells imprint, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a wonderful design

E. 300-400
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2503
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2503, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by blue target cancel and matching "Sheffield Ill. Jan. 21" circular datestamp on "As It Is, As It Will Be" two-part Patriotic cover with "As It Is" depicting North and South as children fighting and "As It Will Be" depicting them again as children asleep under the flag of the United States with broken "Mammy-doll" at foot of the bed and figure of Liberty with slogan "God Watches Over Them", to Lunenburg Vt., tiny perf tear at top left, Very Fine, a pretty design, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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2504
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2504, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by grid, "Lyndonville N.Y. Nov. 11" circular datestamp on blue "Union Forever. The Union Locomotive clearing the Secession track" caricature Patriotic with smoke reading "Clear the Track" and a train with American flag waving on front, with arms extending outwards to the lamps which are shaped like eyes, the train is smashing through rebels on the tracks, to Burr Oak Mich., D. Murphy & Son of New York imprint at left, barely reduced at right, Very Fine, a phenomenal design, we have been unable to locate another used example, pencil notation on back reads "Hardy 1930" and may refer to provenance

E. 750-1,000
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2505
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2505, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by grid, indistinct strike of Mass. double-circle datestamp struck over "Jeff, on Harper's Ferry. I should think I might be left alone Boo-oo-oh" Caricature Patriotic showing a crying Jeff Davis holding a kerchief with running tears, Proctor & Clark of Boston imprint, to Westmoreland N.H., stamp with trivial corner crease at bottom left, cover with few scuffs, soiling and sealed tear at top right well away from design, slightly reduced at right, still a Very Fine and very rare design, we have never encountered another, ex Wolcott

E. 500-750
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2506
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2506, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Deep rich color, tied by grid, "Newburyport Ms. Apr. 1, 1862" circular datestamp on red and blue "Jeff uses Virginia as a cat's paw" Patriotic cover depicting Jefferson Davis as a monkey leading a cat labelled "Virg." to war, D. Murphy's Son of N.Y. imprint, barely reduced at right, Very Fine, a phenomenal caricature design, "cat's paw" is an idiom for one used by another as a tool, derived from La Fontaine's 16th century fable The Monkey and the Cat, ex Walcott and Emerson

E. 500-750
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2507
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2507, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Rich color, tied by well-struck "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 6, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to New York with blue "The Rebels Invoking the Aid of Johnny Bull" cartoon depicting Southerners sinking into a swamp with Johnny Bull (England) carrying money bags and standing next to Uncle Sam, barely reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine, ex Hill and Jarrett

E. 300-400
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2508
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2508, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by grid and "Saint Louis Mo. Mar. 16, 1863" circular datestamp on red and blue "Officer--Front Face!!' Caricature Patriotic cover depicting soldiers in formation looking to their left at a woman hiking her skirt to cross shallow water, U.S. flag and tents in background, to Pecatonica Ill., James Gates imprint, Very Fine and humorous design

E. 300-400
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2509
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2509, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and Caricatures1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65), 1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65)1c Blue, 3c Rose (63, 65). Tied by bold "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 23, 1862" circular datestamp on blue "Dis Chile's CONTRABAN" Union Cartoon cover to Avondale Pa., slightly reduced at left where opened irregularly, 1c defective, minor edgewear, still Fine appearance, a scarce carrier use of this marvelous design, ex Dr. Morris, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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2510
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2510, Civil War: Union Patriotics, Lincoln and CaricaturesContraband of War; Or Volunteer Sappers And Miners From the F.F.V, Contraband of War; Or Volunteer Sappers And Miners From the F.F.VContraband of War; Or Volunteer Sappers And Miners From the F.F.V. Red and blue cartoon design depicting caricature with freed slave talking to Gen. Butler about "seceding from de Mean-asses Junction" and other side-splitting malapropisms, "Washington City D.C. Jul. 18, 1861" circular datestamp and addressed to Buffalo N.Y., free frank signed by James E. Kerrigan of N.Y., manuscript "Camp Smith" along flag pole at left, some edgewear, Very Fine and unusual design

E. 200-300
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