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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Civil War Postal History

Lots 2617-2619

Lot 2617    

Balance of Consignment including Civil War Related, small group including illustrated U.S. Commissionary Department cover, 1863 New Orleans occupation use, Lincoln portrait proof, and red, white and blue Patriotic lettersheet datelined "Camp Curtin, May 5th 1861" from a member of the "Keystone Guards" and reading "Pres. Lincoln issued an order for 42.054 men more: where we will got to from here I don't know. I hurd that we will have to go to Texas. Some say to Baltimore…"; some faults.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

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Realized: $450

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Lot 2618    

Patriotic Cover Balance, of 29 unused and two used; unused including 11 Magnus including allover colored view, other including a very scarce "Citizens Volunteer Hospital//Philadelphia" allover design, etc.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $475

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Lot 2619 /o   

Patriotic Cover Group, on stockpages; includes 23 used covers with the common designs, couple allover designs, also approximately 60 unused including Magnus multicolored and Berlin & Jones, 3 unused Magee songsheets plus additional, some Civil War related book plate engravings, etc.; inspect.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $1,100

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Lots 2617-2619

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