Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022

Category — Civil War: Federal

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
376
 
Sale 1262, Lot 376, Civil War: FederalNathaniel Lyon. First Union general to be killed in action in the Civil War, two letters signed by Captain Lyon on Oct. 20, 1855 and Oct. 3, 1856, addressed to Col. Craig, U.S. Army Chief of Ordnance in Washington D.C., detailing the return of ordnance, one with slightly toned fold, Very Fine, accompanied by four engravings of General Lyon, including two at the Battle of Wilson's Creek where he was killed, also accompanied by a ribbon commemorating the "Reunion of the 15th Mo. Infentry (sic) Oct. 3, 1900 St. Louis"

E. 400-500
400
377
c
Sale 1262, Lot 377, Civil War: FederalNathaniel Lyon. First Union general to be killed in action in the Civil War, twelve Patriotic covers depicting the General including several different designs, all franked with 3c Rose (65), also ten unused Patriotics, mixed condition but overall Fine and attractive collection, along with Col. Ellsworth, General Lyon was one of the early celebrated officers depicted in a wide range of Patriotic designs

Sale 1262, Lot 377, Civil War: Federal
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E. 1,000-1,500
650
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378
c
Sale 1262, Lot 378, Civil War: FederalDaniel E. Sickles. Member of Congress from New York, Union Major General during the Civil War and murderer of his wife's lover Philip Barton Key II, free frank "D Sickles MC" with "Stapleton N.Y." (Staten Island) dateless circular handstamp on red and blue Continental Soldier and Flag Patriotic cover to Roxbury N.Y., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 300-400
170
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379
c
Sale 1262, Lot 379, Civil War: FederalProf. Lowe's Union Balloon. Unused Patriotic design with "Gens. McDowell & McClellan's Aireal [sic] reconnoissances" caption at bottom, with handcolored balloon and flags, some mucilage on back of little consequence, Very Fine, an extremely rare design, according to the Schoendorf book, the text at bottom refers to the ascent made on Sept. 30, 1861, from Upton's Hill by Lowe, who was accompanied by the two generals, they were able to observe the Confederate infantry and cavalry near Fairfax, accompanied by anonymous flyer dated June 28, 1863 to Confederates at Vicksburg which includes "Your present form or Government crushes out the hoipes of every poor man"

Sale 1262, Lot 379, Civil War: Federal
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E. 100-150
170
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380
c
Sale 1262, Lot 380, Civil War: FederalMissouri Tasting Secession Soup. Blue cartoon, "Mt. Vernon Ky. Oct. 26" (1861) manuscript postmark on cover to Primrose O., soldier's letter endorsement at top, backflap removed and slightly reduced at top, otherwise Fine, scarce design

E. 200-300
475
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381
c
Sale 1262, Lot 381, Civil War: Federal3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Radiant color, tied by blue "Lancaster Ms. 20 May" circular datestamp on red and blue "Our Hearts are With Our Brothers In the Field" Patriotic depicting a seated woman sewing with a waving flag, to Leominster Mass., barely reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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382
c
Sale 1262, Lot 382, Civil War: Federal3c Rose (65). Tied by light strike of double-circle datestamp on red and black "The Soldier's Dream of Home" Patriotic cover, Upham of Philadelphia imprint on top flap, to Merrittstown Pa., stamp with light creases, otherwise Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce design

E. 300-400
200
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383
c
Sale 1262, Lot 383, Civil War: Federal3c Rose (65). Tied by blue dotted grid cancel with matching "Trenton Ill. Sep. 2" circular datestamp on red and blue Martha Washington Patriotic cover to Chicago Ill., Wells N.Y. and Hawley Cincinnati imprints on back, receiving backstamp, some perf tips with minor toning, Very Fine and scarce design

E. 300-400
200
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384
c
Sale 1262, Lot 384, Civil War: Federal3c Rose (65). Tears at top right, canceled by target with "Tompkinsville N.Y. Apr. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Hartford Conn. with red and blue Union Patriotic design, depicts soldiers in formation looking to their left at a woman hiking her skirt to cross shallow water, U.S. flag and tents in background, officer admonishing the squad with "Officer--Front Face! -- Eyes Right!! Why in th- thunder don't you turn your faces to the front?", Union Stationery Depot imprint on flap and slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine, an outstanding design

E. 200-300
120
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385
c
Sale 1262, Lot 385, Civil War: Federal3c Rose (65). Tied by bold strike of "Philadelphia Pa. May 12, 1862" circular datestamp on bluish-gray "Jeff. Davis Going to War, Jeff Returning From War" caricature Patriotic depicting Davis as an ass when held upside down to St. Louis Mo., Very Fine example of this fantastic design

E. 200-300
200
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386
c
Sale 1262, Lot 386, Civil War: Federal3c Rose (65). Single examples on six covers with illustrated Civil War Patriotic designs, each different including Headquarters 50th Engineers, two different red and blue Zouaves, Lady Liberty with flag, "Loyal States Union" overall lithographed, George Washington overall lithographed, mixed condition with some cover of stamp faults to be found but relatively minor and none are faulty, Fine group

E. 500-750
400
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387
c
Unused Patriotics. 15 unused covers, including one Confederate seven-star flag, others Union with some nice designs including Jeff Davis hanging, scalding secession bath, Lincoln, Generals Siegel and Wool, others, also one stamped cover with No. 210 on an overall lithographed saloon cover, Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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388
c
Sale 1262, Lot 388, Civil War: Federal1862 July--Vedette Mail from Tucson to Los Angeles via Fort Yuma. Cover endorsed “Soldier’s letter, 1st Lt. J. P. Hargrave, Act. Adjt.” (Lt. Joseph Priestly Hargrave, Co. F, 1st Regiment, California Volunteers), addressed to Memphis, Michigan, in the hand of De Witt Vestal, carried by Vedette Mail from Tucson to Fort Yuma, then by another Vedette rider to Los Angeles where it entered mails with “Los Angeles Cal. Aug. 1” circular datestamp and “10” in oval due handstamp, which replaced the earlier device requiring manuscript rate, slight edgewear, still Very Fine, a rare Vedette Mail cover from Union-occupied Tucson in Military District of Arizona, ex Birkinbine

E. 750-1,000
650
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389
c
Sale 1262, Lot 389, Civil War: Federal3c Rose (65). Cancelled by grid applied at Socorro on buff cover addressed to Fernando de Taos, New Mexico Territory, originated at Fort Goodwin, soldier’s endorsement “Soldiers Letter, S. H. Simpson, Capt. 1st NM Infantry”, military express to old Dragoon Butterfield station, then by Vedette Mail to Mesilla and on to Socorro, entered U.S. mails there and delivered by stage to Fernando de Taos, with original letter datelined “Fort Goodwin AT, Dec 11th 1864” from Capt. Smith H. Simpson, who refers to “this God forsaken Country”, some small edge tears and wear, still Fine, reported to be the only cover known from Fort Goodwin, accompanied by a letter datelined “Camp Goodwin, Sunday June 12th” from F. K. Upham

E. 300-400
350
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