Sale 288

The Mark Gordon Collection
of American Civil War Era Covers


Union Patriotic Covers: Caricatures and Regimentals
 
 
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Lot 83

God Watches Over Them Caricature (Walcott 892), flag design, bearing 3¢ dull rose (26) tied by "Washington, D.C. Free Jun 1861" c.d.s. on cover to St. Louis, Mo.; light overall toning, stamp and cover restoration, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 84

Death to Traitors (Walcott 893), hand painted multicolor design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by a bold "Philadelphia, Pa Aug 11, 1863" duplex c.d.s. on cover to Buffalo, N.Y., pulled perf and light fold, tiny edge tears at top, Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF A SCARCE DESIGN.

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 85

The New Zouave Drill. Choke Secession. (Walcott 895), caricature in black depicting a hanging Confederate, bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied on cover by blue circled grid duplexed with "Elyria O. Aug 5, 1861" c.d.s. on cover to J. Magee in Philadelphia, Pa., Very Fine and choice patriotic.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 86

Help for Traitors (Walcott 911), spinning wheel and gallows design in blue, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by Covington, Ky c.d.s. on cover to Gilead, Oh., with red and blue eagle and star imprint enclosure datelined Camp Mitchell and handstamped with "A. Trapp Co. F / 100th Reg't O.V.I."; small stamp tear, reduced slightly at right, edge wear, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 87

Lion, Mule, and Conf. Gen. Price (Walcott 971), with three-line verse below caricature, bearing 3¢ dull rose (26) tied by bold blue grid duplexed with "Cincinnati O. Aug 7" c.d.s. on cover to Ithica, Mich., reduced at right partially under corner of stamp, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 88

Secession and Treason (Walcott 994), caricature in black, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by segmented circle cancellation duplexed with "Fairport N.Y. Nov 1" c.d.s. on cover to Palmyra, N.Y., Extremely Fine, choice example of this design.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Walcott, Brooks.
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Lot 89

Jeff. Davis on the March (Walcott 1064), caricature design in dark red, bearing 10¢ green (68) tied by "New York Sep 9, 1863" c.d.s. duplexed with grid cancel on cover to Caledonia, Canada West, various Canadian transits on reverse; lightly cleaned, Very Fine and rare cross border patriotic usage.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 90

Jeff. Davis' War Horse (Walcott 1117), design in red with additional slogan, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Kanawha C.H. Va. Oct. 16" c.d.s and used with 3¢ dull red (26) similarly cancelled on cover to Columbus, Ohio, 1861 docketing on reverse, the 3¢ pink is slightly affected from edge placement, stamps slightly oxidized, slight cover wear, Fine and rare use of the old and the new issues, the old not paying any postage.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 91

Fort Monroe Contraband Caricature (Walcott 1177), scene depicting slaves running to loot Fort Monroe, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by four-ring cancellation on cover to Trenton, N.J., toning and tiny edge faults, Fine and rare design.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 92

Elephant trampling rat while holding Union flag (Walcott 1221 var.), red, white and blue Murphy design, bearing 1¢ blue (24) pair and single tied together by circled grids and to cover by bold "Saratoga Springs N.Y. Aug 29" c.d.s. to New York City, couple tiny stamp faults, opened at top, Very Fine and choice patriotic.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 93

New Hampshire 7th Regiment (Walcott 1345), red design on a yellow envelope, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by circled "Paid" cancellation, "Fort Jefferson Fla. May 14" c.d.s. on cover to Enfield, N.H., Very Fine and choice usage.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: 1983 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 94

Female Standing on Globe, State Seal of N.Y. (Walcott 1635), hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington, D.C. Feb 5" c.d.s. on cover to Black Creek, N.Y.; reduced slightly at right from opening, edge wear and a couple nicks, Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 95

New York Coat of Arms, Flag and Soldiers (Walcott 1639), hand painted multicolor Magus type design, bearing 3¢ dull red (26) cancelled by four rings with matching "Cranys Mills N.Y. Nov 7" c.d.s. on cover to Bridgeport Addison, Vt., some light staining, Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 96

New York State Seal, Flag and Sailor Vignettes (Walcott 1640 var.), beautiful green Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by grid cancel duplexed with "Albany, N.Y. Feb 24" c.d.s. on cover to Manchester, N.H., 3¢ with trivial tiny tear at lower right, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1999 P.S.E. Certificate.
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Lot 97

Female with Flag, Pennsylvania Coat of Arms (Walcott 1643), hand painted multicolor Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by Alexandria, Va. c.d.s. on cover to Reynoldsville, Pa., Very Fine and choice design.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 98

Maine, For the Union (Walcott unlisted), hand colored Magnus design in multiple colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied "Washington, D.C. Feb 25" c.d.s. on cover to Machias, Maine, couple tiny edge faults, Fine and attractive Magnus design.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1995 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 99

New Hampshire, For the Union (Walcott 1650), hand colored Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Peterborough, N.H. Nov 1, 1861" c.d.s. on cover to Westford, Mass., 3¢ clipped from opening reduction at right, Very Fine and rare design.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 100

Delaware, Female Holding Flag (Walcott 1651), hand colored Magnus design in multiple colors, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington, D.C. Mar 21, 1863" c.d.s. on cover to Covington, Pa., with original hand colored Magnus enclosure with a view of the Capitol Building, additional matching Delaware Magnus patriotic "Grafted into the Army" song sheet, stamp with some perf faults from edge placement, Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

A SCARCE MAGNUS PATRIOTIC IN SUCH PREMIUM CONDITION WITH THE ORIGINAL LETTERSHEET.
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Lot 101

Female with Flag, Michigan Coat of Arms (Walcott unlisted), hand painted multicolor Magnus design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by c.d.s. on cover to Albany, N.Y., reduced slightly at left, edge wear, Fine, a beautiful design.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 102

Massachusetts, State Seal and Flag (Walcott 1684), design in purple, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Philadelphia Pa Nov 16" c.d.s. on cover to Boston, Mass., slight toning at right, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate 300 - 400

Expertization: 1997 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 103

Connecticut, Camp Scene (Walcott 1699), gray design bearing Conn. seal and soldier, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "New Orleans, La Oct 10, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Waterford, N.Y., matching lettersheet of the 13th Regiment datelined Camp Turner, good content "…Crush this Satanic Rebellion", corner tear, nice pair.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 104

State of Illinois (Walcott 1713), overall design in brown with Jno. G. Wells imprint on flap, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue grid duplexed with "Chicago Ills Mar 8" c.d.s. on cover to J. Magee in Philadelphia, Pa., opened at bottom, Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 105

State of Pennsylvania Coat of Arms (Walcott 1744), multicolor design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Philadelphia, Pa Apr 26, 1863" duplex on cover to Boston, Mass., slightly rough opening at top, Very Fine and attractive design.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 106

State of Maine Coat of Arms with flag, sailor and farmer (Walcott unlisted), all over design in gray, bearing 2¢ black (73) tied by grid cancel on unsealed to Athens, Me., February 8, 1864 dated enclosure from the Adjutant General's Office of Maine crediting the town of Athens for soldier's enlistment, Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Russo, Gabriel.
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