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Sale 1241 — United States and Civil War Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 September, 2021

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Category — Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1402
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1402, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, tied by Wisconsin town circular datestamp on buff cover to St. Charles Ill. with beardless Lincoln three-quarter portrait in ornate frame, Mendel of Chicago imprint, Milgram AL-55, manuscript "1860", stamp with a corner crease and a couple tiny corner tears, small cover mend at bottom left and newspaper adherence on back, otherwise Very Fine, a beautiful design which was popular throughout the Midwest and was based on a photograph by Samuel Fassett

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E. 300-400
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1403
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1403, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by absolutely perfect strike of "Circleville O. App. 2" circular datestamp on cover to Cincinnati O. with beardless Lincoln portrait in frame surrounded by flags, Liberty cap and "The People's Candidate for President, Abraham Lincoln" in banner, Milgram AL-66, "Let us have faith..." verse below stamp with a tiny pinhole, Very Fine, a choice example of this rare design

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E. 500-750
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1404
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1404, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by segmented cork cancel and "New York May 6" circular datestamp on cover to Hudson N.Y. with Lincoln portrait and mourning border with crossed lines, Milgram AL-365, few short perfs at right, still Very Fine, a scarce design, ex Risvold

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E. 500-750
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1405
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1405, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Two, tied by target cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 5, 1865" double-circle datestamp on cover to Dorchester Mass. with Lincoln three-quarter portrait in oval with "We loved him in life. We mourn him in death" and mourning border, Milgram AL-373, intricate design with detailed background lines, stamps with few faults, still Very Fine, a beautiful design and scarce West Coast use, ex Matthies and Risvold

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E. 500-750
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1406
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1406, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by neat "Columbus Grove O. Dec. 8" circular datestamp on cover to Ohioville O. with small Lincoln portrait, mourning border and "The Nation Mourns! April 15, 1865" slogan, Milgram AL-371, stamp with pulled perf at top right, slightly reduced at right where small tear, some slight wear, still Very Fine and scarce design, ex Risvold

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E. 500-750
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1407
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1407, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Newark N.J. Aug. 14, 1862" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Dover N.J., with Union Patriotic caricature depicting Gen. Scott chopping down "the tree of secession", the tree full of frightened secessionists and what appear to be Native Americans, "The downfall of Secession Treas-on!" at bottom, Brown & Ryan imprint, cover with light file fold and overall speckled toning, otherwise Very Fine, a wonderful design, ex Walcott

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E. 300-400
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1408
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1408, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by grid cancel with "Flushing N.Y. Feb. 17, 1863" double-circle datestamp on cover to Huntington, Long Island, with red and blue "Union Gamecock and Secession Chicken" Patriotic design, Union fowl is carrying an American flag while the Secession bird carries a skull & crossbones flag, both facing off across the Potomac River, tiny U.S. Capitol in background, stamp with faults and cover with small tear at top, otherwise Fine and outstanding design, ex Walcott

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E. 200-300
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1409
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1409, Lincoln Designs, Union PatrioticsJefferson Davis Caricatures, Jefferson Davis CaricaturesJefferson Davis Caricatures. Three covers, each with a different caricature of Jefferson Davis, best condition cover with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), pen cancel, red Smithtown N.Y. circular datestamp, depicts Davis sitting on a cotton bale with "Jeff. King of the Cotton plani-nation, on his throne", Upham imprint, light staining and couple small edge tears, otherwise Very Fine, ex Walcott and Bischel, second cover with 3c Rose (65) cut into from cover reduction at right, with Davis running while waving a sword and "Jeff Davis instead of taking Washington takes to his heels", ex Walcott and Bischel, third with wonderful design of Davis as a fox "On a Scouting Expedition" and taking the Tennessee and Virginia fishes "To Dixie's Land", unfortunately missing a stamp, overall a nice trio of scarce designs

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E. 400-500
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1410
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1410, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "St. Louis Mo. Apr. 27" double-circle datestamp with target cancel on cover to Delavan Wis. with elaborate view of Benton Barracks St. Louis engraved design, few faint toning spots, still Very Fine, ex Antrim, the Benton Barracks was used primarily as a training facility for Union soldiers attached to the Western Division of the Union Army

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E. 200-300
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1411
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1411, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by blurry strike of Washington D.C. double-circle datestamp on cover to South Trenton N.Y. with red and blue "Major General Fremont" design with portrait of Fremont in uniform, flag and Army in background, James Oates Cincinnati imprint on backflap, stamp faulty with large sealed tear and cover with edgewear, still Fine appearing and a rare design, there is no wording relating to the 1856 or 1864 elections so not listed in Milgram, this is the only example of this design listed in Power Search

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E. 200-300
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1412
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1412, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Faults, tied by "Alexandria Va. Feb. 4" double-circle datestamp on red and blue "The War for the Union" Patriotic with Zouave, cannon and tent to Stratford N.Y., turned use with inside bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Emmonsburg N.Y. Feb. 25" circular datestamp on top flap with day in manuscript, Oneida County N.Y., opened for display, some wear, Fine and unusual turned use with both Union or post-war uses

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E. 150-200
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1413
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1413, Lincoln Designs, Union PatrioticsCambridge Ms. Oct. 4, Cambridge Ms. Oct. 4Cambridge Ms. Oct. 4. Double-circle datestamp with "FREE" handstamp and manuscript "P.O.B." (post office business) on cover to postmaster at Boston with red and blue "Justice and Unity" Patriotic design, depicting Liberty with sword draped in a flag beside bust of George Washington, Kimmel N.Y. imprint, faint file fold and expertly mended at top, Very Fine appearance, ex Walcott

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E. 300-400
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1414
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1414, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by target, "Point Look Out Md. Mar. 8" circular datestamp on cover to Claremont N.H. with red, yellow and blue Magnus Patriotic design, depicts a woman with flag, "Sixth Army Corps/1st Division" imprint with red cross, Magnus imprint below portrait, stamp with a couple pulled perfs and some light cover staining, Very Fine appearing and rare Magnus Army Corps design

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E. 500-750
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1415
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1415, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by blurry strike of Alexandria Va. double-circle datestamp on cover to Schuyler County N.Y., with view of the White House and young woman Magnus design in blue, Magnus imprint below, some minor small stains, still Very Fine, ex Bischel

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E. 300-400
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1416
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1416, Lincoln Designs, Union Patriotics"Jeff Davis in Suspense", "Jeff Davis in Suspense""Jeff Davis in Suspense". Caption with "long may he wave" and wonderful hand-painted multicolored caricature of Davis in military dress uniform hanging from a tree, with a serpent coiled around the trunk and approaching Davis's lifeless head, "Buzzard Southern Eagle" at top above bird perched on a branch, "New-York Jun. 19, 1861" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Albany N.Y., unfortunately a vandal removed a very inexpensive 3c 1857 stamp, also tearing the edge and depriving this cover of a multi-thousands of dollars auction realization, still an exceptional hand-painted version of a printed design -- one of the best we have seen

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E. 300-400
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1416A
 
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1416A, Lincoln Designs, Union PatrioticsFranz Sigel, Franz SigelFranz Sigel. Union major general in the Civil War, group of material related to him including carte de visite, more than a dozen unused Patriotics with his image along with a couple used Patriotics, other items including a portrait and an 1861 newspaper with his image, mixed condition, overall interesting group

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E. 400-500
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1417
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1417, Lincoln Designs, Union PatrioticsUnion Patriotic Covers, Union Patriotic CoversUnion Patriotic Covers. Approximately 30 covers, most franked with 1857 or 1861 Issue stamps, wide range of printed designs with many in color and a few embossed, themes include Liberty and Flag, "Uncle Sam's Farm", elaborate overall design of "Desperate Bayonet Charge at Battle of Winchester", overall lithographed of Fortress Monroe, lithographed Bunker Hill, Liberty Bell, scene of storming a fort, Camp Benton overall design, "Game Cock of Uncle Sam", Great Central Fair, two legal size with elaborate overall design of Camp Brightwood on back, plus many others, very mixed condition with flaws and some defective stamps, otherwise many of these would have warranted being individual lots, overall an attractive and diverse group, see our website PDF for a complete scan

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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1418
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1418, Lincoln Designs, Union PatrioticsHand-Illustrated Union Patriotic Covers, Hand-Illustrated Union Patriotic CoversHand-Illustrated Union Patriotic Covers. Wonderful group of 13 covers, each with a hand-illustrated Patriotic design, all but two franked with 3c 1857 or 1861 stamps, many beautiful designs including blue and maroon flag with fancy lettering used from Washington D.C., elaborate flags design and "Liberty" from Washington D.C., eagle, flag and cannon with 1c and 3c 1861 stamps, several other flags, drawing of a fleeing slave running from Confederate flag to Union flag titled "Contraband", others, some faults to be expected including one defective stamp but the overall condition is actually quite Fine, an outstanding group for the Civil War collector, see our website PDF for a complete scan

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E. 1,000-1,500
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1419
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1419, Lincoln Designs, Union PatrioticsMagnus Design Civil War Patriotics, Magnus Design Civil War PatrioticsMagnus Design Civil War Patriotics. 50 unused Magnus design covers, approximately 17 multicolored and the balance are mostly bronze/gold or purple, several better designs such as troops charging, Washington "The Father of His Country", "Whole World in Commotion" with globes, General Prentiss and map, several others with maps and many two-design presentations, fresh and Very Fine, a desirable group, see our website PDF for a complete scan

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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1420
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1420, Lincoln Designs, Union PatrioticsUnused Union Patriotics, Unused Union PatrioticsUnused Union Patriotics. 100 unused covers, outstanding range of designs including many multicolored, some of the designs are known used but many known only unused, better we note include an unusual Ellsworth design with grieving Liberty, other Ellsworth, Jefferson Davis related including his "Doom", a noose with "The Jeff Davis' Neck-tie", Devil on his shoulders with "The Traitor Arnold giving a warm reception to the Traitor Davis", Capitol view, a great many flag designs, Secession Swamp, many others, fresh and Very Fine, a wonderful group

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E. 1,000-1,500
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1421
c
Union Patriotic Covers. 16 covers, nearly all bearing 1c-3c 1857 or 1861 Issue stamps, 15 with an illustrated Union Patriotic design plus one college cover, range of designs including three Ellsworth with two different types (one a front only), wide variety of flags, Eagle & Flag, Liberty, N.H. Volunteers, Continental Soldier & Flag, others, mixed condition with stamp and cover flaws to be expected, still a number of these are quite attractive, a worthwhile group, see our website PDF for a complete scan

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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1422
 
Civil War-Related Balance. Stock pages of unused stamps and a few covers, covers include three U.S. Patriotics, C.S.A. Flag and Cannon Patriotic with a due marking (missing bottom flap), off cover includes unused Nos. 62X3, 8 and 13, some faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

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E. 500-750
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