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Sale 1188 — United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 October, 2018

Category — 1861-66 Issue, including Lincoln-Related, Sanitary Fair and Adams Express

Lot
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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57°
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 57, 1861-66 Issue, including Lincoln-Related, Sanitary Fair and Adams Express, One of two recorded Abraham Lincoln “Split Rail and Flat Boat” Campaign covers to a foreign country--an outstanding cover from several perspectives: Lincoln, Transatlantic Mail, 1857 Issue and the Civil War

DESCRIPTION

12¢ Black, Plate 1 (36), horizontal pair, tied by “Dubuque Iowa. Aug. 18” (1860) circular datestamp with “PAID/24” rate handstamp on light salmon cover with Beardless Lincoln Portrait, Split Rail Fence and Riverboat Scene, 1860 Campaign design, Baker imprint, “‘Honest Abe Lincoln’ on his flat boat” slogan at bottom, addressed to a Miss Teat in Waltham on the Wolds, England, red “19” credit handstamp also ties pair, Melton-Mowbray backstamp (September 3)

PROVENANCE

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 1995 Rarities of the World, 6/5/1995, Sale 767, lot 142, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* Dr. James W. Milgram, Abraham Lincoln Illustrated Envelopes and Letter Paper 1860-1865, design AL-81

CONDITION NOTES

* Very Fine cover with negligible slight wear in corners

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E. 7,500-10,000
21,000
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