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Military & War Related Covers

Lots 592-597

Lot 592    

(War of 1812 Related) "M Head 23 Nov", manuscript postmark and red manuscript "SH 19" rating on folded letter datelined "at Sea - Halifax Nova Scotia Novr. 17 - 1805" (Halifax crossed out) and addressed to East Haddam Ct., interesting content reading, "Gentlemen I arriv'd off Sandyhook October 31st with 209 Hhds Sugars on board where I was boarded by the Cambrian Frigate and Ordered on board With my papers after they were Examind the Capt told me he should detain me and send me to Halifax. My mate and all my men except the Cook was taken out - a prize master mate & seven men put on board & made sail for this place I am not disappointed in being sent in." and postscript "N.B. I wrote this letter to send from Halifax we have been drove off 3 times & I am in hopes to get in shortly by a fighting ship", Extremely Fine and interesting Marblehead Mass. ship letter use.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

This letter is a first-hand account of events that lead up to the Embargo of 1807 and the War of 1812.

HMS "Cambrian" was a Royal Navy 40-gun fifth rate frigate. She served in the English Channel, and off North America. In 1805, "Cambrian" transferred to the Halifax station, where she harassed French and Spanish shipping, and captured several privateers and merchantmen.

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Lot 593    

(War of 1812 Related) 1812 (Oct. 20) Bordeaux, France to Providence R.I., folded letter datelined "Bordeaux, 20th Oct. 1812", carried as endorsed by the American privateer Grecian to Annapolis, entered mails with manuscript "Annapolis Md, Jan 19" postmark and "Ship" straightline handstamp with ms. "22" due rating for 300-500 miles plus 2¢ ship fee, letter relates to waiting down the river for a chance to proceed to sea concerning invoices and letters pertaining to trade, Jan. 29th receipt docketing, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

This was posted three weeks before the start of the British blockade of the Chesapeake Bay. American privateers were active throughout the War of 1812, intercepting merchant shipping and carrying mail, over 500 privateers captured 1,300 enemy ships during the war.

The "Grecian" was an American Schooner launched in 1812. During the War of 1812, she was issued a letter of Marque. She was captured by a ship of the Royal Navy on February 5, 814 and was taken into service as the HMS "Grecian". She was design by Thomas Kemp of Baltimore. She was able to carry 20 guns, but never carried that many. The letter.

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Lot 594    

Spanish American War including Patriotics, collection of 33 covers including better patriotic designs, soldiers letters and military stations, noted includes #232, 290 registered use on flag advertising patriotic design; #285 on Chickamauga Ga. cover with "Camp Thomas, Chickamauga Battlefield" patriotic corner card; Anglo Saxon Alliance cover and post card patriotics; 1899 Mayaguez Port Rico Mil. Sta. No. 3 use marked 6¢ due; etc.; an interesting group with many better usages, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 595    

(Spanish-American War) Eagle and Flag, multicolored advertising circular printed by the Eagle Advertising Co. for Pelouze Scale and Mfg. Co., folds to a 21x8 inch Official Spanish - American War Map of Cuba with inset maps of Puerto Rico, West Indies, Canary Islands, Philippine Islands and Manila Bay, two scale illustrations, one being a National Postal Scale, frank with 1¢ deep green tied by "Chicago, Ill., Jul 25, 1898" flag machine postmark, Very Fine and choice, a wonderful Spanish-American war showpiece.
Scott No. 279    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 596    

1941 (Sep. 2) New York N.Y. to Camp de Noe, France, 2¢ entire uprated with 1¢ #899 pair, 5¢ #760 block of four, and 6¢ airmail (C25) tied by "New York, N.Y., Sta. K., Sep 2, 1941" duplex to Camp de Noe, France, unlisted French framed "Centre de Seiour Surveille de Noe (H.G.) Contole No. 1" censor handstamp and returned to sender, reverse with German censor tape and handstamps, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 597    

WWII Patriotic Covers, group of 25 different patriotic covers, range of frankings, Fine and interesting group.
Estimate    $75 - 100.

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