Sale 288

The Mark Gordon Collection
of American Civil War Era Covers


Union Patriotic Covers: Misc. Designs
 
 
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Lot 107

United States Cavalry (Walcott 1935), red and blue soldier on horseback holding "U.S. Dragoons" flag, Gates design, blue "Bardstown Ky Jan 14" c.d.s. on soldier's letter to East Clarksville, Oh., manuscript "3" for postage due, original enclosure, reduced slightly at right, Fine, scarce design.
Estimate 400 - 500

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 108

George Washington on Horseback Monument, Detailed Map of Washington, D.C. (Walcott 1940), hand colored Magnus design in pale blue, pink and yellow, bearing 1¢ blue (63) and 2¢ black (73) with former tied by double-circle datestamp and later by four-ring cancellation on cover to Keene, N.H.; 2¢ with small tear, cover reduced slight at left from opening, Very Fine.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000

HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND RARE MAGNUS USAGE BEARING THE 2¢ BLACK JACK.

Expertization: 1993 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Ishikawa, Gabriel.
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Lot 109

Liberty, Eagle, Flag and Shield (Walcott unlisted), hand painted multicolor Magnus design, 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington, D.C. Mar 31 '64" c.d.s. duplexed with four-rings; stamp torn at bottom, reduced at right, edge wear, Fine and rare design.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 110

Union and Liberty (Walcott 2114 var.), hand colored Kimmel style design with additional slogan at bottom, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Stone Mills N.Y. Aug 25" c.d.s. on cover to Euclid, N.J., Very Fine and choice design.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1995 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 111

Female Holding Flag, "Death to Traitors" (Walcott 2148), design in purple, bearing 3¢ pigeon blood pink (64a) tied by Ohio c.d.s. on cover to Cincinnati, Oh., slight opening reduction at right, Very Fine.
Estimate 6,000 - 8,000

EXCEPTIONAL PATRIOTIC USAGE BEARING THE RARE 1861 3¢ PIGEON BLOOD PINK.

Expertization: 1989 and 1999 P.F. Certificates.

Provenance: Newbury, Baker.
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Lot 112

Female dressed in Flag (Walcott 2312), red, white and blue design, bearing 10¢ green (35) tied by "Iowa City, Cal. Jun 29" c.d.s. on cover to Dunbarton, N.H., Very Fine and choice patriotic usage from California.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 113

Liberty and Flag (Walcott 2213 var.), red, white and blue design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by three-ring cancellation, matching "Columbus, Ky Dec 31, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Iowa, 3¢ faulty, opening reduction at left, edge faults, Fine and rare design.
Estimate 300 - 400

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 114

Lady Liberty and flag (Walcott 2332), red, white and blue design, bearing Blood's 1¢ bronze (15L14) tied by acid cancel on cover to Camp Oregon in Washington, D.C., "Blood's Aug 21" c.d.s., dropped into U.S. mails with 3¢ dull red (26) tied by grid cancellation, "Philadelphia, Pa Aug 21, 1861" c.d.s. tying Bloods local; cover repair upper right, Fine. Extremely rare Patriotic usage using the Bloods local post.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1992 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 115

Eagle, Flags & Shield (Walcott 2400), finely engraved Gibson design in red, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by bold "Washington, D.C. Dec 23, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Blairstown, N.J.; 3¢ with light perf toning, Very Fine and scarce design.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: 1997 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 116

Eagle and Shield, Bordered with Stars (Walcott 2482), red, white and blue design bearing names of all Union and Confederate States in stars, soldier's cover addressed to Gardenville, Penn., Louisville blue "DUE 3" handstamp, some light tone spots, Fine.
Estimate 150 - 200
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Lot 117

Eagle and Flag, United Forever (Walcott 2532), red, white and blue Magee design with "American Congress, We are one" slogan, bearing 3¢ pink (64) tied on cover by bold "Kingsessing Pa / Dec 24, 1861" two-straightlines within an elaborate frame of eagle, arrow and ornaments postmark; cover neatly opened at right, trimming a few perfs at upper right, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

A SENSATIONAL EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE PATRIOTIC POSTMARK. A CIVIL WAR SHOWPIECE.

Expertization: 1976 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: K. Laurence.
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Lot 118

Eagle protecting American Flag and Ship (Walcott 2543), while the storm tears away the Confederate flag and ship, red, white and blue design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied on cover by four-ring cancellation duplexed with "New York Jan 14" c.d.s. on cover to Boston, Mass., 3¢ oxidized, Very Fine and choice patriotic design.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 119

The Stars and Stripes must cover the whole (Walcott 2671), multicolor Magnus design with intertwined stars and a map of the United States, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue "Baltimore Md Dec 3" c.d.s. on cover to Clarkson, N.Y., reduced slightly at right, edge wear, Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 120

Star and Shield, True to the Union (Walcott 2675), red, white and blue Magee design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by cork cancel, "Shirleysburg, Pa Feb 18" c.d.s. on cover to Philadelphia; 3¢ oxidized, Very Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 121

"Our Country", Globe and Flag (Walcott 2729 var.), red, white and blue design, bearing 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose (63, 65) tied by "New York 21 Feb" duplex postmark on cover to New Milford, Conn.; 3¢ with small perf faults from edge placement, Extremely Fine usage.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 122

History of the Flag, Seven Stages of Evolution (Walcott 2832), red, white and blue Kingsbury design, bearing 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose (63, 65) cancelled together by "paid" in oval, red "Boston Mass Sep 12" datestamp, printed address to 1st Regiment Mass. Vol.; reduced at left slightly from opening, faint staining at top, Fine, exceedingly rare and attractive design.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 123

History of our Flag (Walcott 2834), red, white and blue design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by light four-ring cancellation duplexed with light Philadelphia c.d.s. on cover to Boston, Mass., 3¢ with couple perf faults from edge placement, Extremely Fine and scarce design.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 124

Flag, The Union and the Constitution (Walcott 2847), red, white and blue all-over design, bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by c.d.s. on cover to New York, some toning, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 125

Waving Flag (Walcott 3032 var.), red and blue design, bearing 3¢ dull red (26) vertical strip of four with attached single, guideline margin at left, tied by bold "Hicksville, Cal." double-line oval handstamp with manuscript "Aug. 17th/61" date on yellow cover to Quebec, Canada, overweight requiring two 15c rates, part prepayment not accepted and marked "Due" in blue crayon and "30" circled handstamp, red "United States" oval, Montreal SP 17, 1861 transit and Quebec SP 18 '61 receiving backstamps; bottom stamp torn by sender and sealed when affixed, opened at top, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

RARE AND ATTRACTIVE PATRIOTIC USAGE TO CANADA.

Provenance: Piller, Schloss.
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Lot 126

Patriotic Flag Advertising (Walcott 3034 var.), red, white and blue design with Attorney's corner, bearing 3¢ rose (65) cancelled by blue segmented circle cancellation with matching "Georgetown, Del. Aug 29" c.d.s. on cover to a soldier via Washington, D.C., Very Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 127

Waving Flag, Constitution and the Union (Walcott 3034 var.), black design with verse on buff cover bearing 3¢ rose pink (64b) cancelled by blue four-ring cancellation, matching "Rockford, Ill. Sep 9, 1861" double-circle datestamp, reduce slightly at right, Very Fine.
Estimate 150 - 200
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Lot 128

The Union Forever (Walcott unlisted), red, white and blue Gates design, bearing 3¢ rose pink (64b) tied by bold blue grid, matching "Louisville, Ky" c.d.s. on cover to Van Wert, Oh.; 3¢ oxidized, some edge wear and toning, slightly reduced at right from opening, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300

Expertization: 1988 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 129

"The Greatest Traitor of them All" (Walcott unlisted), red, white and blue Jefferson Davis design, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Jarrettsville Md. Aug 4" c.d.s. on cover to Academia, Pa., toning and edge wear, opened at right, Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 130

"Prof. Lowes Union Balloon" (Walcott unlisted), hand colored design bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by VA c.d.s. on cover to Amesbury Mills, Mass., stamp and portion of cover torn off and repaired, Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

EXTREMELY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE BALLOON PATRIOTIC COVER.

Expertization: 1991 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 131

Compromise of 1850 (Walcott unlisted), illustrated envelope with a reproduction of the Thomas Harrison Matteson painting, also referred to as "Union" depicting many statesmen including Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, and Winfield Scott, bearing 3¢ dull red (26, two) tied by "Washington, D.C. Aug 10, 1861" c.d.s. on legal size cover to Detroit, Mich.; stamps with small perf faults, professionally restored top edge faults, reduced at top and right, Very Fine appearing.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

Provenance: Bischel.

Literature:
Subject of the James W. Milgrim, M.D. article, "Compromise of 1850 Illustrated Cover", The Chronicle, No. 156, Vol. 44 No. 4, pp. 250-253.
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Lot 132

North, South, East and West Star Shaped Labels (Walcott unlisted), on homemade patriotic cover, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by town datestamp addressed to Claremont, N.Y., includes six-page letter headlined "My Dear Cousin", Very Fine and choice patriotic.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1995 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 133

Hand Drawn Eagle and Shield Design, overall design penned in multiple colors, endorsed "Penned by J.R. McDonald Ft. Seneca Ohio. June 8 '64", bearing 3¢ rose (65) folded over right edge and penned cancelled, reverse with matching manuscript "Ft. Seneca Ohio Aug 4/64" postmark, stamp faults, toning and edge faults, Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Bischel.
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