Sale 337

Harbour Auction


Patriotic Covers
 
 
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Lot 3321

A.L. His Mark, Union caricature with Abe giving Jeff Davis the boot, all in vivid red on off-white, to Courtland, N.Y. with 3c Rose Pink (64b) tied by bold "New-York Sep. 2, 1861" duplex, docketing at right edge, skillfully rebacked, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $200 - 300

Provenance: Risvold.
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Lot 3322

Envelope, 1860, 1¢ blue on buff, die 1 (U19), with patent lines, bearing a red, white & blue patriotic label of a 33-star shield, canceled red "New-York, Paid 1 Cent" carrier to a local address; part of flap missing, F-VF.
Estimate $750 - 1,000
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Lot 3323

"The Apothecary" Caricature, unused patriotic envelope with design in red, white and blue, Whipple imprint, some wrinkling, Fine and rare design. Walcott L-1175. Weiss C-O 53.
Estimate $100 - 150
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Lot 3324

[Battle of Gettysburg], striking illustrated lettersheet dated July 8,1863 with large striking woodcut of U. S. General Hospital at Chestnut Hill, contents from a New York private, David H. Coon, who was wounded at Gettysburg: "…our men lay under cover of a hill and a stone wall in front of them with their new colors a waving the Rebels taking them for new State Militia advanced out of the woods in solid column to within 50 yards of the stone wall when our men rose up…and to poor Johnnys surprise they found the old army of the Potomac once more to contend with…", some paper loss affecting content, includes transcript & background on Coon, rare lettersheet.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 3325

Battle of Pittsburgh Landing, all-over battlefield patriotic design bearing 3¢ rose (65) cancelled by ms. "3" and matching "Kenton Ky Oct 13" ms. postmark to DeGraff, Ohio; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and scarce. Weiss SC-MB-79.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 3326

Envelope, 1860, 3¢ red (U26), bearing a red & blue 33-star flag and verse, canceled Aurora N.Y. c.d.s., addressed to Camp Taylor, Company B Ohio Light Artillery, Cairo Illinois; reduced a tad at right, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750
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Lot 3327

Envelope, 1860, 3¢ red on buff (U27), with patent lines, bearing a 3-color eagle & shield, canceled blue grid and postmarked matching Chambersburg, Pa. c.d.s., May 27, 1861, to Huntingdon Pa., Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 3328

Envelope, 1860, 3¢ red on buff (U27), indicia cut out and used as an adhesive on an envelope bearing a large eagle, flag & "Union" design used post-war, ca. 1880, and tied by New York Station 14 double oval, locally addressed, F-VF and most unusual.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 3329

Col. E. Elmer Ellsworth, multicolor patriotic cover with "Late of the N.Y. Free Zouaves N.Y." slogan bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by N.Y. dcds, addressed to Bloomville N.Y., top edge opening tears, Fine and attractive design. Weiss EE-64.
Estimate $500 - 750

Provenance: FDR Collection.
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Lot 3330

For President. Geo. B. McClellan, campaign envelope in black on cream with 3c Rose (65) pasted-over the face of McClellan and tied by double circle datestamp, to Middleville, N.Y., Very Fine. McClellan's 1864 bid for the White House inspired few designs; those that exist are almost never found used. The anti-Little Mack sentiment comes as no surprise, but this usage is probably unique.
Estimate $300 - 400

Provenance: Jarrett.
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Lot 3331

Gen. David Hunter, multicolor Magnus design on cover to Lancaster, Pa., 3c Rose (65) tied by neat "Washington D.C. Feb. 4, 1862" c.d.s., manuscript "Double Quick" on reverse, stamp with small faults, Fine and rare.
Estimate $500 - 750

Provenance: Risvold.
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Lot 3332

Grant and Colfax 1868 Campaign, campaign envelope bearing 3¢ green (147) tied by "Yarmouth Point Aug 22" cds, addressed to Provincetown Mass.; reduced at right, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 3333

Lincoln Brady Patriotics, exhibition page with three different used patriotic designs having the same Brady portrait of Lincoln used as the vignette, first is AL-43 in blue with blue "Free" h.s., second is AL-78 bearing #65, reduced at left, and last is AL-105 bearing #65 tied by target from Cairo Ill.; Fine and rare group of Lincoln designs. Weiss AL-43, AL-78, AL-105.
Estimate $600 - 800
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Lot 3334

Lincoln Comet Design shooting South (Weiss AL-142), unused patriotic envelope with "Star of the North, or the Comet of 1861" slogan, Upham imprint on flap, Very Fine and popular design.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 3335

Lincoln Magnus Patriotics, group of four unused patriotic envelopes comprising AL-178, AL-179d, AL-180 and AL-181, clean and Very Fine group.
Estimate $300 - 400
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Lot 3336
 
Lincoln Mourning Patriotics, two used envelopes comprising AL-105 var. Magee design on yellow, and AL-104 with edge tear at right; a Fine pair.
Estimate $100 - 150
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Lot 3337

Lincoln Mourning Patriotics with Brady Photographs, three different comprising AL-96 design of Gates & Gamble Cincinnati engraving with "The Nation Mourns is Loss" slogan bearing #65 from Cleveland Oh., AL-94 Anderson design with "We Mourn the Martyred Chieftain of our Holy Cause" bearing #88 with preprinted address to West Bloomfield N.Y.; and AL-87 with "Nation Mourns, Chief has Fallen" slogan bearing #65 from Pittsford N.Y., reduced at left affecting design; some faults, a Fine group.
Estimate $500 - 750
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Lot 3338

Lincoln Portrait with Mourning Bands, patriotic cover in black bearing 3¢ green (147), faulty corner, tied by "Camplain N.Y. Jan 21" duplex to Syracuse N.Y., a Very Fine use. Weiss AL-103.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 3339

"The Nation Mourns! April 15, 1865", Lincoln mourning patriotic in black bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by circle of Vs, "Hagerstown Pa. May 4" cds, addressed to Hagerstown Pa., original May 3, 1869 enclosure datelined "Camp Hinks, Harrisburg Pa", reduced at left, Fine and scarce. Walcott L-221. Weiss AL-9.
Estimate $500 - 750
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Lot 3340

Satterlee U.S. General Hospital, West Philadelphia, Pa., large woodcut design in purplish rose, on cover to East Clarkson, N.Y., 3c Rose (65) tied by 1864 Phila c.d.s. and target duplex, stamp with small tear in top margin, cover slightly reduced at L., Fine, rare design.
Estimate $400 - 500
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Lot 3341

Soldiers' and Sailors' Home., morbid woodcut of dying man & family framed by amputees standing at left & right, on large unsealed cover with Philadelphia address, handstamped frank of congressman Leonard Myers, with printed Oct. 1865 enclosure announcing a Grand Fair to help raise money, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300
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Lot 3342

Volunteers Refreshment Saloon, Philadelphia, detailed illustration of soldiers marching from saloon into waiting cars, created by Philadelphia lithographer Wm. Boell, on carrier fee cover to Union Valley, N.Y. with 1c Dark Blue (63a) and 3c Rose (65) tied together by Apr. 15, 1862 c.d.s., cover with edge wear and light stains, small piece of 3c added at bottom, Fine and rare.
Estimate $500 - 750

Provenance: Walcott.
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