Sale 288

The Mark Gordon Collection
of American Civil War Era Covers


Union Patriotic Covers: Maps, Views and Scenes
 
 
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Lot 46

"I'se de Innocent Cause ob all dis War Trubble" (Walcott 601 var), black and blue slavery issue caricature design with additional map of the "Seat of War", bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Shawnee Town, Ill. Sep 26" c.d.s. on cover to New Haven, Ill.; no flap and some light staining, Fine and rare slavery caricature.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 47

Panorama of Washington, D.C. (Walcott unlisted), all over hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington, D.C. Oct. 20" c.d.s. on cover to Lanes Ville, Conn.; reduced slightly at right, Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 48

View of the Capitol (Walcott 641), hand colored Magnus type design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. Sep 16, 1861" c.d.s. on cover to Boston, Mass., stamp slightly oxidized and minor toning, Very Fine and colorful.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 49

"House of Representatives" (Walcott 660), two panel Magnus design in bronze with eagle and shield at left, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue "G.B.D. Mar 10" postmark on cover to Lockport, N.Y., accompanied by similar hand colored Magnus letterhead design depicting U.S. Senate, Eagle and Shield; stamp faulty, minor cover flaws, Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Walcott, Bischel.
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Lot 50

View of U.S. Patent Office, Female Sitting (Walcott 656), hand colored Magnus design in multiple colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by Cazenovia c.d.s. on cover to Syracuse, N.Y.; cover toning and mounting stains on reverse, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 51

City Hall, Female (Walcott 670), hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) cancelled with manuscript and tied by blue "St. Dennis Md" c.d.s. on cover to Round Hill, Pa., 3¢ with repaired corner, edge wear, Fine and attractive design.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 52

U.S. Navy Yard and Sailor (Walcott 672), multicolor Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) cancelled by blue "Baltimore, Md Mar 14" c.d.s. on cover to Lindenville, Ohio; 3¢ with corner fault, light edge wear, Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 53

Smithsonian Institute and Women Reading (Walcott unlisted), hand colored Magnus two panel design, endorsed soldier's letter with "Alexandria Va." c.d.s. and matching "Due 3" in oval on cover to New Ipswich, N.H., reduced at right from opening, Very Fine and rare design.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 54

View of Presidents House and Two Females Reaping Wheat (Walcott unlisted), hand colored Magnus design in multiple colors with female allegory at left, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Jacksonville, Ill. Jun 29, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Chicago, Ill.; sealed corner at lower left, still Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

A RARE AND DESIRABLE MAGNUS DESIGN.

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 55

U.S. Treasury and Seated Female Figure (Walcott unlisted), hand colored Magnus two-panel design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by indistinct "Washington, D.C." c.d.s. on cover to Jeffersonville, Vt., accompanied by matching hand colored Magnus letterhead design datelined "Camp Griffin Va. / Feb 2, 1862"; reduced at right from opening and a couple of tiny edge tears, Very Fine and exceedingly rare design.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 56

West Front of the Capitol, hand colored Magnus design in multiple colors with Eagle, Shield, and Female at left, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Jacksonville, Ill. Jul 13, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Chicago, Ill.; tiny cover tear at lower right, slightly reduced at right from opening, Very Fine.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

AN EXTREMELY RARE MAGNUS DESIGN IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION.
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Lot 57

"Panorama of Baltimore" (Walcott unlisted), overall red and blue design with Hunckel imprint, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington, D.C. Nov 11, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Jersey City, N.J., minor edge restoration, Very Fine appearing.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

A SPECTACTULAR DESIGN THAT IS BELIEVED TO BE UNIQUE.

Expertization: 1983 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Lownsberry, Biddle, Bischel.
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Lot 58

"Panorama of Nashville, 1" (Walcott 691), all-over hand painted Magnus design in pastel colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by blue "Washington, D.C." c.d.s. duplexed with four-ring cancellation on cover to Lanesville, Ct.; reduced slightly at right from opening, Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Walcott, Bischel.
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Lot 59

"Panorama of Nashville, 2" (Walcott unlisted), all-over hand painted Magnus design in pastel colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by blue "Norfolk Va Dec 11 '63" c.d.s. duplexed with four-ring cancellation on cover to West Monroe, N.Y.; stamp with couple tiny tears, edge faults and toning, Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 60

"Panorama of Nashville, 3" (Walcott unlisted), all-over hand painted Magnus design in pastel colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington D.C. Oct 25, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Lanesville, Conn.; stamp with couple perf faults, minor edge restoration, Extremely Fine appearing.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 61

Lady Liberty standing before panoramic view of Hartford, CT. (Walcott 702), overall blue design with red, white and blue "US", bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by four rings cancellation duplexed with "Hartford, Ct." c.d.s. on cover to Philadelphia, Pa., Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 62

View of Hartford, Sailing Ship (Walcott unlisted), handcolored multicolor Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by c.d.s. on cover to Johnson, Vt., 3¢ faulty, edge wear, opening reduction at left, Fine and attractive design.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 63

Battle at Newbern N.C., No. 10 (Walcott 710), all-over hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington, D.C." c.d.s. on cover to Oswayo, Pa., reduced at right with tiny nick, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

RARE MAGNUS BATTLE SCENE DESIGN.

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 64

Movement of the Army from Washington to Richmond, No. 1 (Walcott unlisted), all-over hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Alexandria, Va Feb 21" c.d.s. on cover to Jordanville, N.Y., accompanied by hand colored Magnus letterhead design depicting the U.S. Capitol and datelined "Camp Ward / Feb 21, 1862"; opened at left, minor edge toning, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 65

Movement of the Army from Washington to Richmond, No. 9 (Walcott 707), all-over hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by c.d.s. on reverse of cover to Oswaya, Pa.; opened at left, stamp with couple small faults, minor edge faults, Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Walcott, Bischel.
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Lot 66

Gallant Charge of the Hawkins Zouaves at Roanoke Island, No. 6 (Walcott unlisted), all-over hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Hatfield, Mass." c.d.s. on cover to West Springfield, N.H.; opened at right, Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 67

Battle of Mill Spring, Ky. No. 6 (Walcott 712), hand colored Magnus design in multiple colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) on reverse cancelled by circled grid with matching "Chardon O. Sep 19" c.d.s. on cover to New York, N.Y., opened at left, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1993 P.S.E. Certificate.
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Lot 68

Battle of Mill Spring Ky. No. 8 (Walcott 717), all-over hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington, D.C. Nov 6, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Lanesville, Conn.; stamp with corner nick, cover reduced at right with tiny corner nick, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Walcott, Bischel.
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Lot 69

U.S. Naval Expedition, No. 2 (Walcott 715), all-over hand colored Magnus design with soldiers waiting to disembark, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington, D.C. Nov 17, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Lanesville, Conn.; minor corner restoration, Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 70

U.S. Naval Expedition, No. 4, sailors in rowboat and blockade fleet (Walcott unlisted), hand colored all over Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington, D.C. Oct 19" c.d.s. on cover to Conn.; 3¢ with tiny tear, few tone spots, Fine and very attractive.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Walcott, Gabriel.
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Lot 71

U. S. Naval Expedition, No. 6 (Walcott 626), all-over hand painted Magnus design in multiple colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington D.C. Oct 27" c.d.s. on cover to Lanesville, Conn., trivial corner faults and some light toning, Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Walcott, Bischel.
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Lot 72

U.S. Naval Expedition No. 11, marines fighting on shore (Walcott unlisted), all over hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by "Washington, D.C. Dec 18, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Liberty, N.Y.; 3¢ creased from file fold and faulty, small cover faults, Fine and rare design.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 73

Movement of our Army (Walcott 721), all-over hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ dull red (26) cancelled by fancy 5-point star on cover to Winona, Minn., stamp and cover faults, Fine, rare design.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Walcott, Bischel.
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Lot 74

Camp scene with soldiers at rest (Walcott 771), hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by Washington, D.C. c.d.s. on cover to Philadelphia, Pa. 3¢ faulty from edge placement, edge wear, reduced slight at right, Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 75

Camp Scene 9, soldier holding rifle, cavalry in background (Walcott 776), beautiful bronze Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by Ohio c.d.s. on cover to Cleveland, Ohio, opened at top, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 76

Camp Scene 19, officer on horse before soldiers at rest (Walcott unlisted), hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by Washington, D.C. double circle datestamp on cover to Mount Holly, Vt., tiny edge tears and minor wear, slightly strengthened at corners, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: 1988 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 77

Camp Scene, No. 11 (Walcott unlisted), all-over hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by four-ring cancellation on cover to Bristol, Conn., "Tennallytown D.C. Sep 12" c.d.s. on front and endorsed from "Ft. Pennsylvania"; minor cover toning, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1974 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 78

Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, Md., No. 2 (Walcott unlisted), all-over hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by blue "Baltimore, Md Apr 29 '64" c.d.s. duplexed with four-ring cancellation on cover to South Alabama, N.Y.; 3¢ with straight edge, minor edge faults, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1981 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 79

U.S.A. General Hospital, McKim's Mansion, Baltimore, Md., No. 2 (Walcott 794), all-over hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by blue "Baltimore, Md Aug 10 '63" c.d.s. duplexed with four-ring cancellation on cover to Tauton, Mass.; 3¢ faulty, cover opened roughly at right and restored, Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Walcott, Bischel.
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Lot 80

Mount Pleasant Hospitals, 1 (Walcott unlisted), handpainted multicolor Magnus type design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on reverse by three-ring cancellation, matching N.Y. c.d.s. on cover to Sangerfield, N.Y.; staining and sealed cover tear at bottom, Fine, possible unique used patriotic design.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1995 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 81

The Soldier's Dream of Home (Walcott 882), all-over design in red, black and grays, on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) on reverse tied by Alexandria, Va. c.d.s. to Vershire, Vt.; 3¢ with slightly clipped perfs, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 82

The Soldier's Dream of Home (Walcott 882), all-over design in red, black and grays, on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by bold Washington, D.C. c.d.s. to Ann Arbor, Mich.; 3¢ with straight edge, Fine, scarce in this form with postage placed on the patriotic design (usually applied on reverse).
Estimate 200 - 300
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