Lot 13211857, 3¢ dull red, type III, tied by "Cleveland O. Jul 23, 1860" cds on cover with spectacular Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin campaign cover to Des Moines Iowa; design shows beardless Lincoln portrait design with "The Cold Water Candidate" heading and additional overprinting "Temperance and Freedom" advertising on face by "The Analyst" newspaper weekly of Cleveland Oh., flap with additional subscription info, minor flap opening tear, Very Fine and choice; with 2019 P.F. certificate. Milgram No. AL-36 var.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE LINCOLN AND HAMLIN "THE COLDWATER CANDIDATE" 1860 CAMPAIGN DESIGN OVERPRINTED WITH TEMPERANCE AND FREEDOM CAMPAIGN SENTIMENTS.
Temperance advocates embraced Lincoln as their choice for president in the 1860 election, naming him the "Cold Water" candidate. Envelope designs using this temperance theme are rare, and they were all published by M. H. Allardt of Cleveland. The Analyst newspaper was started in 1858 by J. A. Spencer, who apparently sold it to M. H. Allardt before 1860. Including this cover, we are aware of only four examples of the AL-36 design, but no other examples with the additional temperance overprint on face.