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Northern Patriotic Covers

Lots 1533-1542 Lots 1543-1552 Lots 1553-1562 Lots 1563-1566

Lot 1533    

Alexandria, Va., two different complete unused sets of Magnus patriotic covers with allover designs of Alexandria Va., which when placed side by side form a bird's eye view of the city, the first set consists of 17 different views plus 2 duplicate views (all hand-colored), the second set consists of 12 different views (all hand-colored, except one in black & one in bronze), Very Fine, a wonderful and rare set.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $900

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Lot 1534    

Angel Watching Over Children, Berlin & Jones design on cover free franked by "E.B. French" to Salem Mass., partial "Washington D.C. Oct 31" cds; light overall toning and reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F. and scarce design.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $220

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Lot 1535    

Battle Scenes (Magnus), 28 different unused patriotic covers with allover designs of battle scenes printed by Magnus, 10 handcolored, 14 in bronze, 1 in violet & 3 in black, includes complete set of 4 "Battle of Bull Run", plus complete set of 3 "U.S. Light Artillery" (hint of toning), few with mounting marks on reverse, Very Fine, a lovely group.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $900

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Lot 1536    

Battle Scenes (Magnus), 8 different unused patriotic covers showing battles scenes with allover handcolored designs, printed by Magnus, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $350

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Lot 1537    

Byrd's Eye View of Alexandria, Va., 10 different numbered and lettered allover Magnus view designs on unused covers, 4 in bronze and 5 in black, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $300

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Lot 1538    

Camp Scene, series set of 20 hand colored Magnus designs, each in exceptional fresh condition with rich colors throughout, Extremely Fine and choice, a magnificent set.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $1,050

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Lot 1539    

Camp Views, complete set of 36 unused patriotic covers printed by Magnus, showing various camp views with allover designs, the majority of these covers are sets of two or three covers & when placed side by side form a bird's eye view of the camp, two in black, one in bronze & balance handcolored, couple with mounting marks on reverse, Very Fine, a very nice group.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Realized: $1,800

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Lot 1540    

City Scenes (Magnus), 35 different unused patriotic covers with allover designs of city scenes printed by Magnus, 22 handcolored, 9 in bronze & 4 in black, includes Annapolis, Md. 1-2 & Harrisburg, Pa. 1-3, few with minor mounting marks on reverse, one or two with minor toning, Very Fine, a lovely lot with many rare designs.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

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Realized: $950

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Lot 1541    

City Views, 15 different unused patriotic covers with two panel designs with city views with various designs at left, all handcolored, printed by Magnus, Very Fine, scarce group.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $700

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Lot 1542    

Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, black overall illustration on reverse, two panels showing view of building and interior, "U.S. Penny Mail, Phila Pa., A, Aug 9" octagon backstamp and addressed to Volunteer Saloon at Baltimore Md., original patriotic letterhead enclosure datelined "August 1st 1862" from William M. Cooper to William Robinson reading "Will you please make enquiry in your hospitals weather there is a young man there by the name of John Bradfield…"; cover faulty and repaired with replacement 3¢ rose (65) pair, Fine and rare, ex-Bischel; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $190

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