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Patriotic Covers

Lots 2305-2314 Lots 2315-2324 Lots 2325-2334 Lot 2335

Lot 2305    

Battle of Winchester, elaborate design showing "General Tyler leading the Charge on the Battlefield", on cover franked with 1861 3¢ rose tied by blue "Cincinnati, O., Sep 13" cds and grid duplex; stamp with small corner crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 2306    

Bayonet Charge at the Taking of Fort Donelson, blue battlefield scene patriotic cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Winchester Ky." double-circle datestamp to Shelbyville Ky.; cover wear, F.-V.F. and scarce patriotic design.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $170

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Lot 2307    

Eagle & Shield, red and blue design with "Jeff Davis" hand holding snakes at right, on cover to Philadelphia, Pa., franked with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by bold target handstamp, matching "Carlisle, Pa., Jul 10, 1862" cds, Very Fine and choice, an unusual design.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $160

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Lot 2308    

Eagle, Shield and Flags "The Union and the Constitution", red and blue patriotic design on cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26), two singles, small flaws, tied by corks, matching "Chester Pa. May 29, 1861" cds to Pottstown Pa., docketing reads "Jefferson Davis who has tampered with the American Eagle, will yet live to feel its claws", with original enclosure with fascinating contents "…The aspect of national affairs is at present rather dark and threatening. To me it seems pretty certain that we are going to have a bloody struggle before treason and rebellion can be guild. But judging from the resolution & determination of the Northern people, the Rebel government will be totally overthrown at some time or other, but doubtless not until after many valuable lives are lost. What a lamentable affair the assassination of Col. Ellsworth was. He is a great loss to the country, a young man of great promise and of whom much was expected in the present campaign. I saw him at the "Continental" the evening Mr. Lincoln was there. He was one of the President's attendants. George & I were upstairs, and we saw a young man pass us and enter a side door. He appeared not over 20. He was rather small & slender & quite good looking, wore one of the volunteer caps and had long black hair. We were first informed that it was Lincoln's eldest son, but afterwards ascertained it to be Col. Ellsworth. He was particularly attentive to the Presidential party and moved actively around. He struck me as being a very young man to have attained such celebrity. Many consider his act in taking down the Secession flag as reckless and daring, and I suspect think that it was a needless exposure of his person to the cowardly stealth of assassins. But his patriotic enthusiasm hurried him on into danger and to its immensity he fell a victim. They took him up on this railroad last Saturday evening. About 9 o'clock, I sat with my window open when I heard the train stop at Chester. It was very still and the train contrary to custom stopped for nearly ten minutes at the station while the Chester band struck up the "Star Spangled Banner." It sounded particularly inspiring to me. The poor unconscious Ellsworth lay dead in the cars. Not a noise was heard save the notes of the band, until it stopped, and the shrill whistle screamed out and the train moved towards Phila., amid three tremendous cheers from the populace. The incident I shall not soon forget. Enclosed I send you an account of the origin of the "Star Spangled Banner"…", reduced at left and minor edgewear, F.-V.F., a pretty cover with great contents.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 2309    

The Eloquent Persuader, maroon illustrated rifle design on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), faulty and repaired, tied by partial Alexandria Va. cds to Pleasant Unity Pa., soldier's endorsement "Jos Reisling, 11th P.V. Regiment" at left, Fine and rare early design.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 2310    

Fifth Reg't New Hampshire Vols., Lady Liberty and Eagle patriotic design with "The 'Fighting Fifth' " slogan, McFarland & Jenks' imprint, on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C., Apr 26, 1863" cds to Boston Mass.; reduced at right into 3¢, small edge tear, F.-V.F. and scarce Regimental Patriotic design.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2311    

The Flag of A New Confederacy, deep red caricature on white envelope bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by "Washington City, D.C., Free" cds to West Winfield N.Y.; stains, 3¢ faults at top, Fine and scarce design.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2312    

Forward To Victory! red Zouave Soldier & Flag patriotic design on fresh light buff cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Leavenworth City, Kas., May 12" cds to Capt. John Brown Jr., 7th Regiment Kansas Vols. in Lawrence, Kans., Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $100

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Lot 2313    

(Fox Fake) Abraham Lincoln with Cross Flags, 1860 campaign design envelope with flags added and "The Union, it must be preserved." verse on orange cover 1¢ blue (24) strip of three tied by neat four-ring cancels duplexed with "Lawrenceburg Ind, Oct 9" cds to Philadelphia Pa., Extremely Fine Fox fake.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2314    

The Free States, Ever True to the Union, red and blue Magee patriotic design on cover with "Alexandria, Va. Aug 25, 1862" cds and matching "Free" framed handstamp to Cook Pa., endorsed "Soldiers Letter, in haste" at right and "Soldier Letter, J. L. Belknap, Col"; some edge wear and tiny nick, F.-V.F. and scarce design.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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