Sale 288

The Mark Gordon Collection
of American Civil War Era Covers


Union Patriotics To Overseas Destinations
 
 
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Lot 134

George Washington, Portrait & Quote from Farewell Address (Walcott 22 var.), to Paris, France bearing 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellation, red "Boston Paid 12 Jan 3" exchange c.d.s., red "Calais 16 Janv. 63" transit c.d.s. and matching boxed "PD", "Paris 16 Janv 63" receiving backstamp, 3¢ expertly restored, mended flap and edge tear at top, Fine.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Provenance: Matthies.
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Lot 135

Waving Flag with Butler and Ellsworth Portraits and Quotes (Walcott 369), purple Magnus type design, to Austria, redirected to Switzerland, bearing 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellation, red "N. York Brem Pkt 12 Paid Aug 2" exchange c.d.s., blue "America uber Bremen Franco" three-line handstamp, black and red manuscript ratings; 12¢ with couple perf faults from edge placement, Very Fine usage, very attractive and scarce design.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000

Provenance: Matthies, Gabriel.
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Lot 136

Washington Standing Beside Horse (Walcott unlisted), Magnus design, to Paris, France, 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by segmented grid cancellations, red "Boston 'Paid 12' Apr. 19" exchange c.d.s., red "Calais 2 Mai 64" c.d.s. transit with matching large boxed "P.D.", "Paris 2 May 64" backstamp, 3¢ with straight edge, Very Fine.
Estimate 6,000 - 8,000

Provenance: Matthies, Myers, Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 137

"Floyd for the South" (Walcott unlisted), Man riding south with bags of money caricature, to Paris, France, bearing 5¢ red brown (75) and 24¢ lilac (78) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellation, red "Boston 'Paid 12' Jun. 19" exchange c.d.s., red "Calais 2 Juil 63" c.d.s. transit with matching boxed "PD", "Paris 2 Juil 63" backstamp, 24¢ with straight edge, Very Fine.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000

Expertization: 1987 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Matthies, Haas, Gallbrith, Bischel.

John B. Floyd was Buchanan’s Secretary of War. In December of 1860, being a secessionist, he resigned his cabinet post and returned to his home in Virginia. Accused of having removed arms from Northern to Southern arsenals in preparation for war, and being implicated in the loss of nearly $1 million in bonds from the Department of the Interior, Floyd stormed back to Washington to face his accusers and was exonerated by a Congressional Committee. He was later commissioned a brigadier general by the Confederacy.

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Lot 138

Framed Indian Head, Liberty and Union Slogans (Walcott 1587), red, white and blue Magee design, to Austria, redirected to Switzerland, bearing 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellation, partial red "N. York Hamb Pkt 'Paid 10' Aug. 9" exchange c.d.s., black and red manuscript ratings, Vevey Sep. 10 receiving backstamp, stamps slightly toned, Very Fine.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

Expertization: 1988 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Matthies, Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 139

Arch of State Names, Draped Flags and Star (Walcott 1623), red, white and blue Magee design, to Vienna, Austria, redirected to Berlin, bearing 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellation, partial red "N. York Hamb Pkt 10 Paid May 17" exchange c.d.s., straightline "Franco" handstamp, Vienna Apr. 4 receiving backstamp, each stamp with straight edge, Very Fine.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

Expertization: 1987 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Matthies, Myers, Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 140

Arch of State Names, Pennsylvania Seal at Top (Walcott 1625), red, white and blue Magee design, to Florence, Italy, bearing 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose, 24¢ brown lilac (63, 65, 70a) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellations, red "N. York Hamb. Pkt Paid Mar. 21" exchange c.d.s., magenta "23" credit, blue and red manuscript ratings, straightline "Franco", boxed "PD" handstamp, appropriate backstamps, slight edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

Expertization: 1997 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Matthies, Vogel, Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 141

Soldier Holding Flag amid Battle Ruins (Walcott 1848 var.), hand painted multicolor design, to Austria, redirected, bearing 12¢ black (36b) pair and 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose (63, 65) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellation, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Oct 2" exchange c.d.s., red boxed "Aachen Franco" Oct. 15, appropriate backstamps, stamps faulty, ink erosion in address and edge faults, Fine and extremely rare.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

A BEAUTIFUL PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH A STRIKING MIXED ISSUE FRANKING AND AN UNUSUALLY LATE USAGE OF THE 12¢ 1857 - OVER A MONTH AFTER THE 12¢ 1861 WAS FIRST USED.

Provenance: Matthies, Paliafito, Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 142

Man with Rifle, "The Zouave Defender" (Walcott 1941), red, white and blue, to Paris, France, bearing 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by circular cork cancellation, red "Boston Paid 12 May 17" c.d.s., red "Calais 29 May '64" transit with matching boxed "PD", "Paris 29 May" receiving backstamp, light toning band, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Provenance: Matthies, Gabriel.
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Lot 143

Sailor with Flag, Sextant, and Anchor (Walcott 2110), Magnus type design, to Vienna, Austria, bearing 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (63, 65, 69 pair) all tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellations, red "Boston Am. Pkt. 7 Paid Jan 31" exchange c.d.s., red boxed "Aachen Franco" Feb. 12 transit, Vienna Feb. 14 receiving backstamp, left 12¢ with perf faults, Very Fine.
Estimate 6,000 - 8,000

Provenance: Matthies, Grunin, Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 144

Female Design, "Pillar of Glory" (Walcott 2212), red, white and blue patriotic envelope to Badgastein, Austria, redirected to Switzerland, bearing 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellation, bold red "N. York Hamb Pkt Paid 10 Jul 26" exchange c.d.s., red credit rating, "Franco" handstamp, appropriate transits on reverse, extra ink at lower right with a couple of edge nicks, Very Fine usage.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Provenance: Matthies.
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Lot 145

Female with Draped Flag, "Onward to Victory" (Walcott 2341), red, white and blue, to Vienna, Austria, bearing 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (63, 65, 69 pair) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellations, red "Boston Br Pkt 7 Paid Feb 10" exchange c.d.s., red boxed "Aachen Franco" Feb. 24 transit c.d.s., appropriate backstamps, 12¢ pair with couple tiny tears, Very Fine, fresh and very attractive three-color franking.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

Provenance: Matthies, Gabriel.
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Lot 146

Female Figure with Eagle and Flag (Walcott unlisted), purple Magnus design, to Saltsburg, Austria, redirected to Badgastein, bearing 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose, 24¢ red lilac (63, 65, 70) all tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellations, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Jul 1" exchange c.d.s., red boxed "Aachen Franco" Jul. 15 transit, Saltsburg Jul. 17 and Badgastein Jul. 18 receiving backstamps, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000

RARE MAGNUS DESIGN FROM THE ANGELL CORRESPONDENCE.

Provenance: Matthies, Grunin, Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 147

Lady Liberty with Eagle & Shield, Wreathed (Walcott unlisted), green Magnus type, to Badgastein, Austria, bearing 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by Boston "Paid" in oval cancellations, red "N. York Brem Pkt 12 Paid Jul 5" exchange c.d.s., blue "America Uber Bremen France" three-line handstamp, appropriate backstamps; 12¢ with straight edge, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000

Provenance: Matthies, Gabriel.
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Lot 148

Eagle on Shield, Holding Wreath (Walcott 2385 var.), green Magnus type, to Vienna, Austria, redirected to Berlin, bearing 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellation, red "N. York Hamb Pkt Paid 10 May 3" exhange c.d.s., blue manuscipt "3" rating, "Franco" handstamp, appropriate backstamps; 12¢ with straight edge, Very Fine.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Provenance: Matthies.
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Lot 149

Eagle, National Symbols and Slogan (Walcott 2445), Magee red, white and blue design, to Munich, Bavaria, redirected to Switzerland, bearing 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose, 24¢ lilac (63, 65, 78) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellations, red "Boston Br Pkt 7 Paid Jul 22" exchange c.d.s., red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit c.d.s., manuscript and red crayon ratings, appropriate backstamps; 1¢ faulty, cover abrasion from cleaning, Fine, attractive and colorful three-color franking.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000

Provenance: Matthies.
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Lot 150

Arms of the United States (Walcott unlisted), Magee design with Eagle, Shield, Arrows and Slogans, to Vienna, Austria, redirected to Berlin, bearing 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by Boston "Paid" in oval cancellations, partial red "N. York Brem Pkt 'Paid 12' Jun. 7" exchange c.d.s., blue "America uber Bremen Franco" three-line handstamp, 12¢ with couple tiny faults, Fine.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000

Provenance: Matthies, Myers, Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 151

Eagle with Shield, Flags, and Symbols (Walcott 2463), Magee red, white and blue design with "Onward to Victory" slogan, to Munich, Bavaria, bearing 1¢ blue, 5¢ red brown (63, 75 two) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellations, red "N. York 'Paid 10' Jul." exchange c.d.s., manuscript debit, Munich Jul. 30, 1863 receiving backstamp, lower 5¢ with tiny edge fault, 1¢ is a replacement, Fine, exceptional patriotic design.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Provenance: Matthies, Haas, Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 152

Eagle with Shield, Flags, and Symbols (Walcott 2463), Magee red, white and blue design with "Onward to Victory" slogan, to Austria, redirected to Switzerland, bearing 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (63, 65, 69 pair) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellations, red "Boston Br Pkt 7 Paid Sep 8" exchange c.d.s., red boxed "Aachen Franco" Sep. 16 transit c.d.s., black and red manuscript ratings, appropriate backstamps, 3¢ with straight edge, Very Fine, exceptional patriotic design with a three-color franking.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

Expertization: 1987 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Matthies, Gabriel.
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Lot 153

Eagle and Crossed Flags (Walcott unlisted), red, white and blue Magee design, to Vienna, Austria, and redirected, bearing 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (63, 65, 69 two) all tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellations, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Oct. 8" exchange c.d.s., red boxed "Aachen Franco" Oct. 22 transit, Vienna Oct. 24 receiving backstamps, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000

Provenance: Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 154

Eagle with Flay, Shield, and Arrows (Walcott unlisted), multicolor design, Harbach & Bro. Imprint, to Vienna, Austria, bearing 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (63, 65, 69 two) tied on cover by Boston "Paid" grid cancellations, red "Boston Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Jan 28" exchange c.d.s., red boxed "Aachen Franco" Feb. 12 transit, Vienna Feb. 14 receiving backstamp, 1¢ with perf faults from edge placement, Very Fine.
Estimate 6,000 - 8,000

CHOICE EXAMPLE WITH A THREE-COLOR FRANKING.

Provenance: Matthies, Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 155

Great Seal of Maryland atop Shield and Flags (Walcott 2690), red, white and blue, to Vienna, Austria, bearing 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellation, red "N. York Hamb Pkt Paid 10 Oct 19" exchange c.d.s., straightline "Franco" handstamp, endorsed "Per Bavaria fm N.Y. via Hamburg", Very Fine, scarce and attractive design.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

Provenance: Matthies, Haas, Gabriel.
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Lot 156

Hands with Flags (Walcott 2796), red, white and blue, to Vienna, Austria bearing 1¢ blue, 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (63, 65, 69 two) tied by two strikes of Boston "Paid" grid cancellations, endorsed "Per Asia fm N.Y.", red "Boston Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Feb 25" exchange c.d.s., red boxed "Aachen France" Mar 12 transit, receiver on reverse; 1¢ with tiny tear and right 12¢ with small piece out, Very Fine usage.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000

Expertization: 1997 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 157

History of the Flag, Seven Stages of Evolution (Walcott 2832), red, white and blue Kingsbury imprint, to Vienna, Austria, bearing 3¢ rose, 12¢ black (65, 69) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancellation, red "N. York Brem Pkt 12 Paid Mar 29" exchange c.d.s., blue "America uber Bremen Franco" three-line handstamp, Vienna Apr. 17 receiving backstamp, 12¢ with couple perf faults and tear in bottom backflap, Very Fine.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND ATTRACTIVE DESIGN.

Provenance: Matthies, Gallbrith, Bischel.
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Lot 158

Female Figure holding Flag, Michigan Coat of Arms (Walcott unlisted), hand painted Magnus multicolor design, to Germany, "N. York Hamb. Pkt. '5' Oct 19" exchange c.d.s., blue "6½" and "4½ Sgr. / 6 Xr." rate handstamps, reverse with Hamburg Nov. 4 transits and Ruhla Nov. 5 receiver, Very Fine and rare Magnus patriotic usage overseas.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Gabriel.
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Lot 159

Union Forever (Walcott 2508), red, white and blue Eagle, Shield, and Flag design, to Norfolk, England bearing two 12¢ black (69) singles cancelled by four-ring cancellations, "Port Royal, S.C. Jun 14" c.d.s., red "New York Am. Pkt. '3' Jul 26" exchange c.d.s., red "London AU 8 '62" transit, "Norwich AU 8 '62" receiving backstamp; lightly soiled, edge restoration, Fine and scarce transatlantic usage from Union occupied South Carolina.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Wunderlich, Warm.
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Lot 160

Our Flag is Still There (Walcott 3060), red, white and blue design, bearing 3¢ rose, 5¢ olive yellow, 10¢ dark green (65, 67b, 68a two) tied by "Cincinnati O. Dec 22" duplex on cover to Dusseldorf, Prussia, couple small stamp faults, cover restoration and cleaning, Fine.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000

EXCEPTIONAL THREE-COLOR FRANKING ON A PATRIOTIC COVER TO PRUSSIA.

Provenance: Rohloff.
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Lot 161

Flag, red, white and blue design, to Florence, Italy bearing 3¢ dull rose, 24¢ gray lilac (26, 37) cancelled on cover by violet grids, matching "Winchendon, Mass Jun 24"c.d.s., red "Boston 'Paid 24' Jun 26" exchange office c.d.s., boxed "P.D." and French 8 Jul '61 transit, Florence 12 Jul 61 receiving backstamp; 24¢ faulty, restoration at right, Fine and exceedingly rare patriotic usage to Italy.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Expertization: 1974 P.F. Certificate.
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