Sale 1272 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 14-15 December, 2022

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Category — Civil War Union Patriotic Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3332
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3332, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Vertical strip of three, tied by "Washington D.C. Aug. 14, 1861" circular datestamps on "Missouri Compromise Introduced by Gen. Lyon" Patriotic depicting soldiers and cannon to Rutland Vt., stamps affected from placement near edge of cover, small cover repair at top left, still Very Fine, a wonderful design, General Nathaniel Lyon was the first Union general killed in the Civil War, he is known for defending the Union against Confederate elements in Missouri, a state split between Northern and Southern sentiments

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E. 400-500
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3333
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3333, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "Providence R.I. ?" circular datestamp on cover with "Secession is nearly played out, so I will go back to my h__ole" caricature Patriotic depicting the devil holding a trident with Confederate flag, New York Union Envelope Depot imprint, to Cambridge Mass., some slight waterstaining and overall toning, still Very Fine, a phenomenal design, ex Bischel

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3334
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3334, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by light strike of "Washington D.C. Free Jul. 1, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to West Boscawen N.H., with "Uncle Sam sends his bird after Traitor Jeff" cartoon depicting Jefferson Davis carried off by American eagle and freed slaves below, few small toned spots, barely reduced at left, Very Fine, a fantastic design

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E. 400-500
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3335
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3335, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by indistinct circular datestamp on unusual blue Art Ward Jr.'s Speech at Camp Dennison illustrated cover with copy of a speech on front and illustration of Camp Dennison on back with soldiers shooting at a bullseye on "Jeff", to Buffalo N.Y., stamp affected from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine and fascinating cover, Arty Ward Jr. was the pen name of Maine humorist Charles Farrar Browne, ex Walcott and Hall

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E. 300-400
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3336
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3336, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Cincinnati O. Jul. 13" double-circle datestamp on red and blue Eagle and Flag Patriotic cover to Philadelphia, fresh and Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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3337
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3337, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by large "PAID" grid cancel, red "Boston Mass. May 7" double-circle datestamp on red and blue "Our Hearts are with our brothers in the field" Patriotic with waving flag and woman sewing a uniform, to Grafton Mass., small edge tear at top, one or two toned perf tips, missing part of top flap, Very Fine and attractive design

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E. 300-400
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3338
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3338, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Green, Ty. V (35). Tied by "Berryville Va. Mar. 18" (1861) circular datestamp on cover with green Valley Agricultural Society illustrated design depicting an Eagle with ribbon, arrows and olive branch, to Guelph, Canada West, Hamilton and receiving backstamps, cover with few edge tears, horizontal file fold just misses stamp, Very Fine, a very unusual Civil War period design incorporating a patriotic motif

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E. 500-750
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3339
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3339, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Green, Ty. V (35). Tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 1, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Eagle, Shield and Waving Flag Patriotic cover to Eden Mich., Very Fine and choice, a scarce Patriotic used from California paying the 10c transcontinental rate

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E. 300-400
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3340
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3340, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Green, Ty. V (35). Tied by "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 2?" circular datestamp on red and blue "Liberty and Union" Patriotic cover to Ira Vt., few small toned spots including one at top of stamp, otherwise Very Fine, a rare patriotic use from California paying the 10c transcontinental rate

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E. 400-500
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3341
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3341, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Green, Ty. V (35). Three singles slightly overlapping, cancelled by grids, "Durham N.C. Jul. 8" (1861) circular datestamp on red and blue "Our Whole Union" Eagle and Shield Patriotic cover to France, stamps tied by red Boston 24c credit datestamp, sender's directive "Via Liverpool", transit and receiving backstamps, names in address crossed out, stamps with few small faults, still Very Fine, scarce Patriotic used to France

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E. 500-750
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3342
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3342, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers24c Gray Lilac (37). Rich color, tied by grid cancel, "Dayton O. Jul. 11, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Eagle, Flag and Snake Patriotic cover to Bolton, England, stamp strategically placed at same angle as flagpole of Patriotic, red "3" credit handstamp, London Paid datestamp, Horwich and receiving backstamps, some slight overall wear, Very Fine, attractive, ex Hubbard and Myers

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3343
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3343, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers1c Blue (63). Block of three, tied by clear strike of "Platea Pa. Jan." circular datestamp with no day on yellow cover with red, brown and blue George Washington with Flag, Cannons and Eagle Patriotic cover to Somerset N.Y., some edgewear, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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3344
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3344, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers1c Blue (63). Used with 3c Rose (65), tied by target cancels and "New York Apr. 15" double-circle datestamps on red and blue General McClellan Patriotic cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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3345
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3345, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers1c Blue (63). Used with three 3c Rose (65), tied by "Annapolis Md. Dec. 24" circular datestamps on red and blue "We Have Beat Our Last retreat" Patriotic cover to San Francisco, neat strike of "San Francisco Cal. Advertised Feb. 12" backstamp, slightly reduced at right, few edge flaws, still Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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3346
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3346, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers3c Rose (65). Tied by target cancel, "South Whitley Ind. Jul. 31" circular datestamp on all-over State of Kentucky "Union" Patriotic to to Columbia Pa., Wells imprint on top flap, slightly reduced at right, some soiling, otherwise Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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3347
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3347, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers5c Brown Yellow (67a). Used with 10c Green (68), tied by red open grid cancels with matching "N. York Paid Hamb. Pkt. 10 2 Nov." (1861) credit datestamp on overall lithographed “The Loyal States, Union, New York" Patriotic cover to Hessen, Germany, New York state seal at left, five transit and receiving backstamps, 10c stamp repaired at top left, minor soiling, still Fine and very rare use of the 5c Brown Yellow on a Patriotic cover to Germany, or estimate takes stamp repair into account

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E. 500-750
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3348
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3348, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Green (68). Tied by “Shasta Cal. Dec 29, 1861” circular datestamp on cover to Spencer O. with red and blue Union Caricature with Jeff Davis and Circus theme, wonderful whimsical design depicting Davis with a noose around his neck on the gallows, jumping through a Union shield above an ass, text reads "Positively the last appearance of Jeff Davis, upon which occasion he will introduce his wonderful feat of balancing himself on a single string", stamp with tiny faults, Fine appearing and rare design, especially desirable used from California

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E. 400-500
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3349
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Sale 1272, Lot 3349, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Green (68). Tied by segmented cork cancel and "New-York Sep. 9, 1863" double-circle datestamp on cover with maroon "Jeff Davis on the March" caricature design depicting Jefferson Davis running away, to Caledonia, Canada West, multiple backstamps, Very Fine and scarce

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E. 300-400
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3350
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3350, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Green (68). Cancelled by grid with "Lawrence Mass. Dec. 18" circular datestamp on cover to El Dorado Cal., with purple Seated Liberty Patriotic design with verse which is a take on the seventh verse of "The House that Jack Built" nursery rhyme, ends with “The House that Uncle Sam Built”, Very Fine and scarce design, a nice Patriotic use to California

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E. 400-500
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3351
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3351, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Yellow Green (68). Tied by "New-York Mar. 22" circular datestamp and "NA1" in oval on blue Benjamin Franklin Patriotic cover to Havana, Cuba, part of receiving backstamp, minor edgewear, stamp with sealed tear at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, the only Patriotic reported used to Cuba, ex Myers

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E. 500-750
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3352
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3352, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Green (68). Two, both tied by "Paid" in oval cancel, partly clear strike of red "Boston Mass. Apr. ?" (1862) double-circle datestamp on red and blue "Arms of Connecticut" Patriotic cover to York Mills, Canada, design includes state names in stars around border, Magee imprint on flap, "York Mills UC Apr. ? 1862" backstamp, bottom stamp with one rounded corner, still Very Fine and attractive Patriotic use to Canada

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E. 750-1,000
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3353
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3353, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Green (68). Used with two 1c Blue (63) and 3c Rose (65), grid cancels, "Los Angeles Cal. Mar. 1" (1863) circular datestamp on red and blue Union Flag and Eagle Patriotic cover to Dickinson's Landing, Canada West, red ”Chicago Ill. Paid 15” exchange datestamp, manuscript “flag” added beneath the design, Canada transit and arrival backstamps, some scattered toned spots, 10c with tiny perf flaw and 3c with stained corner, still Fine and very scarce combination of a three-color 1861 issue franking on a Patriotic cover, originating in Los Angeles and mailed to Canada, with 1988 P.F. certificate

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E. 500-750
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3354
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3354, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Yellow Green (68). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Blue (63), tied by cork cancels, red "New York Am. Pkt. 7 Paid Mar. 21" (1863) credit datestamp on "The War for the Union" Patriotic cover to Oberweissback, Germany, Berlin & Jones N.Y. imprint on flap, receiving backstamp, some cover wear, still Fine and desirable Patriotic use to Germany, with 1976 P.F. certificate

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E. 400-500
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3355
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3355, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers5c Red Brown (75). Used with 10c Green (68), 5c straight edge at left slightly into design, tied by indistinct Washington D.C. circular datestamp on bronze Magnus double-panel Washington and City Views Patriotic cover to Leipzig, Germany, red "N. York Paid Hamb. Pkt. 10 Jul. 26" credit datestamp, 1862 receiving backstamp, neat "Franco" straightline handstamp, some slight overall wear, Fine and scarce use of the 5c Red Brown on a Patriotic cover to Germany, Scott value for No. 75 on a Patriotic is $4,000.00

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E. 300-400
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3356
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3356, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers5c Red Brown (75). Used with 10c Green (68), tied by grid cancels, ”Los Angeles Cal. Jan. 16" (1863) circular datestamp on Flag and Eagle Patriotic cover to Dickinson's Landing, Canada, red “Chicago Ill. Paid 15” dateless exchange office handstamp, four different Canadian transit and receiving backstamps, 10c with small tear at top, cover with few tiny nicks, still Fine and very rare combination of the 1861 5c Red Brown on a Patriotic cover to Canada, mailed from California, Scott value for No. 75 on a Patriotic is $4,000.00

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E. 750-1,000
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3357
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3357, Civil War Union Patriotic Covers10c Yellow Green (68). Used with 5c Brown (76), tied by targets with "Springfield Ill. Jan. 16, 1865" double-circle datestamp on red and blue Standing Liberty, Flag and "Long May it Wave" slogan Patriotic cover to Berlin, Germany, light strike of red "New York Paid 12 Feb. 4" credit datestamp, oval Hamburg transit and blue receiving backstamp, also neat "Franco" handstamp at bottom left, some edgewear slightly affects stamps, still Very Fine and rare late use of a Union Patriotic to Europe

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E. 500-750
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3358
c
Sale 1272, Lot 3358, Civil War Union Patriotic CoversGREAT BRITAIN, 1856, 1sh Pale Green (28a; SG 73). Tied by numeral in barred oval handstamp on red and blue Standing Liberty with "The Union Must and Shall be Preserved" ribbon to Sydney, New South Wales, red "Charing Cross AU 26 61" and receiving "Oct. 11) backstamps, sender's directive "Via Marseilles", few expert repairs, appears Very Fine, a very unusual use of a United States patriotic used entirely outside of the United States

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E. 1,500-2,000
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