Lot 777James Buchanan, design in red showing candidates holding flag amidst crowd and eagle & shield below with captions "Buchanan & Breckinridge" and "The Union it Must be Preserved", on cover to Boston, Mass., franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red tied by central strike of "Camden, Me., Sep 2" cds, Very Fine and rare (Milgram rarity 3). Scott No. 11A.
Milgram No. JB-11 Estimate $300 - 400.
By 1856 the lines were being drawn that would lead to Civil War. This was the last election before the War in which the Democrats presented a united front, winning the election for James Buchanan.
Lot 778Buchanan and Breckinridge 1856 Jugate "Democratic Ticket", 110x190mm election ticket with illustrated portraits, "Ritchie Dunnavant/Richmond, Va." printers imprint, with "Electors" listed below, bottom text reads "Write Your Name On The Back Of The Ticket, Election On Tuesday, November 4th, 1856.", signed on reverse by the voter as instructed, tiny spindle hole at center, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 779Millard Fillmore, portrait design on cover to Bath, Me., franked with manuscript canceled 1851, 3¢ dull red, red "Melrose, Mass., Oct 15" cds, with original enclosure from an active Fillmore supporter with interesting content…We are doing all we can for Fillmore here. Have a club meeting every week with able speakers. Attended a Mass-meeting at Charlestown friday afternoon where they flung a monster Fillmore Flag to the breeze 83 by 51 feet suspended from the Bunker Hill Monument near its top., Very Fine.
Milgram No. MF-3 Estimate $300 - 400.
The American Party (the "Know Nothings") was the remnant of the Whig Party that was left over after the Republican Party was organized. While on vacation in Europe, ex President Fillmore was notified that this group had nominated him for the Presidency. Although he captured only Maryland's eight electoral, votes, he received 22% of the popular vote.
Lot 780Millard Fillmore, red crowd with flags below Liberty shrine design with captions "Fillmore & Donelson", "Constitution & Laws" and "Americans shall rule America.", on cover to New Bedford, Mass., franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red (crease) tied by large "Paid" in grid handstamp and red "Boston, Mass., Oct 17" cds; small piece of backflap missing, Very Fine, a very rare "Know Nothing" party campaign design, illustrated in Milgram Presidential Campaign Illustrated Envelopes and Letter Paper 1840-1872 (page 76) (Milgram rarity 3). Scott No. 11.
Milgram No. MF-4 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 781John Fremont, engraved portrait design with Putnam imprint on cover to Litchfield, Ct., franked with 1851, 3¢ brownish carmine, type II tied by "Stamford, Ct., Nov 8" cds; cover with light horizontal file fold not affecting stamp or design, otherwise Very Fine. Milgram No. JF-3.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 782John Fremont, portrait design with Putnam Brothers imprint below, on small cover to East Corinth, Me., franked with clear to large margin 1851, 3¢ brownish carmine tied by light grid handstamp, matching Waterford, Me., Nov 1 cds, Very Fine. Scott No. 11.
Milgram No. JF-4 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 783John Fremont, portrait design on cover to East Bridgewater, Mass., frank,ed with 1851, 3¢ dull red tied by blue, "Andover, Mass., Sep 10" cds; hint of cover edge toning, Very Fine and attractive. Scott No. 11.
Milgram No. JF-6 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 784John Fremont, portrait design on cover to Brunswick, Me., franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red tied by blue Monmouth, Me., Nov 3 cds; with original 1856 enclosure with matching letterhead design; cover edge tears and tone spots, Fine. Scott No. 11.
Milgram No. JF-20 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 785John Fremont, portrait design with Shepard Clark & Co. - Boston imprint below, on small cover to East Weymouth, Mass., franked with 1851, 3¢ brownish carmine placed over portrait and tied by red "Marlow, Mass., Feb 13" cds; stamp lifted and hinged at right to show design, Very Fine. Scott No. 11.
Milgram No. JF-21 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 786John Fremont, portrait design with Shepard Clark & Co. - Boston imprint below, on small cover to Pittsfield, N.H., franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red tied by "Exeter, N.H., Oct 25" cds with second strike over portrait, Very Fine. Scott No. 11.
Milgram No. JF-21 Estimate $100 - 150.