Sale 288

The Mark Gordon Collection
of American Civil War Era Covers


Union Patriotic Covers: Famous Men
 
 
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Lot 7

Panorama of Washington (Walcott 1), hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) two singles tied by "Washington D.C.Sep 27, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Shickshinny, Pa., complete hand colored Magnus "Panorama of Washington" broadside depicting a large portrait of Washington, 27 small views of various Washington, D.C. scenes, and a large overhead view of the Capitol and foreground, trivial edge faults, Very Fine usage.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000

ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY A HANDFUL USED EXAMPLES OF THIS MAGNIFICENT PATRIOTIC DESIGN BY MAGNUS.
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Lot 8
 
Panorama of Washington, the complete hand colored Magnus "Panorama of Washington" broadside depicting a large portrait of Washington, 27 small views of various Washington, D.C. scenes, and a large overhead view of the Capitol and foreground, measuring 9" X 31", normally included in the legal size Magnus envelope, suitable for framing, Very Fine and fresh.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 9

"Soldiers and Statesmen Need Only Imitate" (Walcott 11), hand colored Magnus all-over design in various colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on cover by c.d.s. to West Pawlet, Vt., 3¢ with small corner repair, cover professionally repaired at upper right, Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

RARE DESIGN WITH ONLY THREE REPORTED EXAMPLES.

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 10

George Washington, "Our Union Forever" (Walcott 27), red, white & blue all-over Carr & Elliott design, bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by c.d.s. with matching four-ring cancellation on cover to Hartsville, Pa., redirected to Buckingham, Pa., "Philadelphia Pa Aug 20, 1861" c.d.s. and "Hartsville Pa Aug 24" forwarding c.d.s.; right edge added and small tear at left, Fine, rare example of Patriotic advertising for the Philadelphia Evening Journal, three reported examples.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 11

George Washington Statue (Walcott unlisted), wearing Toga, hand colored Magnus style all-over design with Washington slogan "First in War, First in Peace, First in the Hearts of his Countrymen" at the base of the statue, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington, D.C. Mar 22" c.d.s. duplexed with four-ring cancellation on cover addressed to New York; stamp with trivial tear at top edge, cover opened at right with two small edge tears reinforced, Very Fine.
Estimate 10,000 - 15,000

A SPECTACULAR SHOWPIECE AND A HIGHLIGHT OF THE COLLECTION.

Expertization: 1994 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Matthies, Haas, Bischel.
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Lot 12

George Washington Oval Bust (Walcott unlisted), eagle, Lady Liberty, Star within star, and battle scene designs in red and blue, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by four-ring cancellation on cover to Wyoming, R.I.; minor cover faults including small opening reduction at left, Fine, the only recorded example of this combination of designs.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 13

Martha Washington (Walcott 102), red, white and blue all-over Wells design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by c.d.s. on cover to Norwalk, Oh., slightly reduced at right, Extremely Fine and fresh.
Estimate 200 - 300

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 14

Review of the Army with Portraits of Lincoln and McClellan (Walcott 169), hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington D.C. Jun 7, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Lima, Pa., matching enclosure in bronze from Camp Graham, 3¢ with single short perf, Very Fine. Weiss FP-AL-182.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

EXCEPTIONAL HAND PAINTED MAGNUS DESIGN WITH MATCHING BRONZE LETTERSHEET.

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 15

Review of the Army with Portraits of A. Lincoln and G. McClellan (Walcott 170), hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington, D.C." c.d.s. on cover to R.I.; stamp faulty and reverse of cover toned, opened on three sides, Fine usage of a rare design.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 16

A. Lincoln Soaring "Comet of 1861" (Walcott 174), red, white & blue Upham design with the full inscription "Star of the North, or the Comet of 1861", bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by "Washington D.C. Free Aug 18, 1861" c.d.s. on cover to Plainfield, N.J., cover restoration, slight reduction at right, Fine.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

EXTREMELY RARE AND SPECTACULAR DESIGN BEARING ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS A COMET.

Provenance: Kimmel, Bischel.
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Lot 17

President Lincoln and His Cabinet (Walcott 210), red, white & blue design with Upham imprint and title on bottom flap, posted with "Harrisburgh, Pa. Sep 16" c.d.s. and two strikes of a matching circled "FREE" handstamp, cover is addressed to "Gideon Welles, Sec U. S. Navy, Washington, D.C.", who was a member of Lincoln's staff and is pirtured in the design, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

A SCARCE DESIGN AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE USAGE TO A LINCOLN CABINET MEMBER.

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 18

President Lincoln and Seven Former Presidents (Walcott unlisted), hand colored Magnus design bearing portraits of the seven previous Presidents arranged around a picture of the White House, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington, D.C. Sep 18" c.d.s. on cover to Springfield, Mass., tiny edge tear at left, toning and miner wear, Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MAGNUS DESIGN DEPICTING EIGHT U.S. PRESIDENTS.

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 19

Bearded A. Lincoln and G. McClellan (Walcott 233), Magnus design in gold with "Souvenir of Victory" slogan, bearing 3¢ rose (65, two) on reverse tied by grid cancellations, matching "Wallingford, Ct" on cover to New Milford Centre, Ct.; minor toning, small edge faults, Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Kimmel, Bischel.
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Lot 21

Gen. Scott Surrounded by His Staff (Walcott 239), all-over Magnus design in bronze, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington D.C. Nov 16, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Sudbury, Vt., 3¢ with straight edge and crease from placement on flap, reduced slightly at right from opening, tiny edge tear, Fine and choice design.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 22

The Great "Comet" of 1861 (Walcott 266), blue design with head of General Scott as a comet, bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by blue "Buckeystown, Md. Apr. 21" c.d.s. on cover to Shrewsbury, Mass.; trivial perf faults, light staining at right, Very Fine, exceptional design.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1991 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 23

Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott (Walcott unlisted), multicolor design with Mumford & Co. of Cincinnati, Oh. imprint, bearing 3¢ rose (65) beautifully tied by a bold strike of blue "Perry, Ill." c.d.s. on cover to Philadelphia, Pa.; light water staining in upper corners, Very Fine and rare design.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1999 P.S.E. Certificate.
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Lot 24

Potomac Army, McClellan and Sumner Portraits (Walcott unlisted), all-over hand colored Magnus design in multiple colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) on reverse tied by "Annapolis Junction Md Nov 3, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Meredith Square, N.Y., Extremely Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

AN EXTREMELY RARE MAGNUS DESIGN IN THE FINEST POSSIBLE CONDITION.

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 25

Potomac Army, McClellan and Banks Portraits (Walcott unlisted), all-over hand colored Magnus design in multiple colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) folded over onto flap, tied by blue "Frederick Md Nov 3, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Windham, Me., trivial toning, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE MAGNUS DESIGN.

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 26

Gen. McClellan Surrounded by His Staff (Walcott unlisted), all-over Magnus design in bronze, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. Oct 13, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Haneyville, Pa., 3¢ faulty, reduced at right slightly into stamp, light toning, Fine and rare design.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 27

General McClellan and His Staff (Walcott 289), black portraits surrounded by green all-over Upham design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington, D.C." c.d.s. on cover to Chanhassan, Minn., 3¢ with straight edge at top and slightly oxidized, cover with two tiny restored opening tears, Very Fine appearance, exceedingly scarce and attractive design.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 28

Maj. Gen. Geo. B. McClellan (Walcott 294), beautiful all-over Hunckel & Son design in blue with patriotic fancy frame, eagle, etc., on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue "Baltimore, Md Oct 11" c.d.s, minor edge wear, Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 29

Gen. McClellan (Walcott 303), black Portrait frame by wreath with Upham imprint on reverse, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by bold circled "Paid 3" with matching "Bedford Pa Paid Nov 26" c.d.s. on cover to McCormellsburg, Pa., small cover tear at top not mentioned on certificate, still Very Fine and striking.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: 1997 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 30

Maj. Gen. McClellan and Gen. Anderson (Walcott unlisted), hand colored Magnus design in multiple colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Old Pont Comfort Va. Apr 26" c.d.s. on cover to Dunkirk, N.Y., Very Fine, unusually franked on the front.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

A RARE MAGNUS HAND COLORED DESIGN IN CHOICE CONDITION.

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 31

Col. Robert Anderson (Walcott 364), red and blue portrait with Fort Sumter in background, Gates design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue grid, matching "Louisville, Ky Dec 4, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Mount Joy, Pa.; stamp with slight faults from edge placement, some toning, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 32

Gen. Blenker (Walcott unlisted), hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Old Point Comfort Va Apr 26" c.d.s. on cover to Potters Centre, N.Y., stamp with some perf faults, opened at right, Fine and rare design.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 33

Commodore A.H. Foote, U.S.N. (Walcott 392), black design on a buff envelope, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue "Nashville, Tenn. Mar 22" c.d.s. on cover to Lucus, Ohio; light edge wear, reduced at left, Fine and scarce design.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 34

Bust of Gen. Frémont over Map of Railroads (Walcott unlisted), hand colored Magnus design, bearing "Washington, D.C. Sep. 12, 1863" c.d.s. on reverse with pencil "Due 3" and "soldier's letter" endorsement addressed to Stockholm, N.Y.; edge fault restoration, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 35

Colonel Ellsworth (Walcott 400), hand colored Magnus type design in multiple colors, inscribed "Remember Ellsworth", bearing a 1¢ blue, type V (24) vertical straddle margin strip of three tied by two strikes of "Washington, D.C. Aug 16, 1861" c.d.s. on cover to North River, N.Y., Very Fine.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

AN IMMACULATE PATRIOTIC USAGE BEARING THE 1857 1¢ BLUE TYPE V.

Expertization: 1999 P.S.E. Certificate.
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Lot 36

Col. E. Baker, E. Ellsworth and Gen. N. Lyon portraits (Walcott 402), bronze Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by c.d.s. on cover to Larwill, Indiana, reduced slightly at right from opening, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Walcott, Gabriel.
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Lot 37

Col. J. E. Bendix (Walcott 477), multicolor design with Wm. Everdell's Sons imprint on reverse, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Old Post Comfort, Va Jul 6" c.d.s. on cover to Long Island, N.Y., left corners reinforced (clear certificate), Very Fine and scarce design.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 38

H.G. Sickel Portrait with Lady Justine and Lady Liberty (Walcott 495), red, white and blue all over design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. Oct. 20 1862" double circle datestamp on cover to Montgomery, Pa.; 3¢ faulty, Very Fine and uncommon design.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 39

Maj. Gen. Banks (Walcott 518), hand painted Magnus design in pastel colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington City Jan 16" c.d.s. on cover to Conn., 3¢ torn, reduced slightly at right, minor soiling, fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Walcott, Bischel.
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Lot 40

Gen. Burnside (Walcott 528 var.), portrait in red with violet frame, flaps edged in red and blue, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Alexandria Va." c.d.s. on cover to Woodstock, Vt., 3¢ with tiny tear at bottom, reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 41

Washington, Franklin, Corcoran, and Hooker Portraits (Walcott 556), plus Star and Westevelt Indian Head "sample" designs in red and blue, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Port Royal, S.C. Jul 27, 1863" c.d.s. on buff cover to Strong, Me., small corner repairs, and light soiling, Fine and scarce design.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Walcott, Meroni, Bischel.
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Lot 42

Col. Curtenius, Portrait Surrounded by Illustrations and Eagle (Walcott 557), blue Loewenstein design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue "Baltimore Md" c.d.s. on cover to Burlington, Mich., endorsed "in haste", tiny opening tear at right, Very Fine, scarce design.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 43

Sons of Erin (Walcott 559), Portraits of Colonels Corcoran, Mulligan, and Meacher in black on green all-over Upham design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington, D.C. Mar 17, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Philadelphia, Pa.; reduced slightly at right affecting stamp, Very Fine and attractive design.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 44

Our Peace Commissioners (Walcott 571 var), design in dark brown with portraits of Grant, Farragut, and Sherman, bearing 3¢ rose (65) cancelled by segmented cork, matching faint N.H. c.d.s. on cover to Quincy, Mass., some trivial toning; Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1994 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 45

"The House that Uncle Sam built" (Walcott 590), with ten red designs depicting various caricatures and scenes, Gates imprint on flap, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Dec 7" c.d.s. duplexed with circular grid cancellation on cover to New Castle, Pa.; soiling and edge wear, Fine and scarce design.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE GATES DESIGN.

Provenance: Bischel.
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