Lot 2171Abraham Lincoln, portrait and rail fence design with "The Fence that Uncle Abe built." slogan and five line verse below portrait, on cover to Blossburg, Pa. franked with 1861, 3¢ rose (65) canceled by light blue grid and tied by "Old Point Comfort, Va., Apr 1" cds; cover with light edge wear and sealed tears at top and bottom, F.-V.F.
Milgram Nos. AL-126 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2172 ()Abraham Lincoln, large portrait design with "Lincoln." below, on cover to New York City, franked with 1861, 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Old Point Comfort, Va., Sep 25, 1862" cds; cover front reduced at sides with small sealed tear at top and reattached to back, Very Fine appearance.
Milgram Nos. AL-39 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2173Abraham Lincoln, Mourning portrait design on 1866 cover to West Fitchburg, Mass., franked with manuscript canceled 1861, 3¢ rose (65), "North Leominster, Ma., Mar 12" cds; stamp with a couple short perfs, Very Fine.
Milgram Nos. AL-367 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2174Destruction of the Snake of South Carolina, elaborate multicolored eagle, snakes, flag with Jackson & Calhoun portraits design, Harbach imprint on reverse, on cover to Ellenville, N.Y., with bold "C.H. Van Wyck, M.C." congressional free frank at top; cover faulty with soiling, creasing and sealed tears with some small repairs, Fine appearance, still a very rare used patriotic design and the only one we know of with a free frank.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 2175Jeff Davis Going To War, and Returning From War, all-over caricature patriotic design in blue on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), tied by "Philadelphia Pa., Jun 4" cds and with matching bold "Registered" handstamp to Boston, Mass.; upper right corner repaired and stamp with perfs clipped at top, Very Fine appearance, a scarce design.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2176Lincoln and His Cabinet, red blue & black nine portrait ring design with patriotic motifs, on cover to Owego, N.Y., franked with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by Alexandria, Va. cds; some cover edge wear and a few stamp perf flaws, F.-V.F.
Scott Nos. 65 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2177"The Union Forever" Shield, red and blue patriotic design on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) canceled by "Paid" and tied by Philadelphia "U.S. Ship, 3cts." circular postmark to Woonsocket R.I., endorsed "From U.S. Gun Boat Itasca" at bottom left; reduced slightly at left and a bit of erosion in address, otherwise Very Fine and rare Civil War patriotic use from a U.S. Gunboat.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2178Washington Portrait with Eagle and Flags, red and blue patriotic design on circa 1862 cover with fancy "Soldiers Letter" shield handstamp, entered mails with "Louisville Ky. Dec 18" double-circle datestamp and "Due 3" in circle rating handstamp to Louisville Ky., reverse with partial "DETAINED FOR / POSTAGE" two-line handstamp, endorsed "Through the Politeness of Lieut. Col. Johnston, 31st Ky Vol. Infantry, U.S. Army"; some soiling and wear, reduced slightly at right, Fine and rare fancy Soldiers Letter handstamp.
Estimate $300 - 400.
The large influx of soldier's letters sent by Union troops in Kentucky and Tennessee in 1862, into Louisville without proper endorsements caused that office to provide a "Soldiers Letter" handstamp to use on cover when their nature was obvious. Less than a half-dozen have been recorded used from Dec. 1862 to Feb. 1863. Only this cover has the "Detained For/Postage" two-line backstamp.
Lot 2179Waving Flag with "The Union Now and Forever" Banner, red and blue patriotic design on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by bold four-ring target, matching "Philadelphia Pa, Mar 22, 1862" cds and second strike dated Mar. 27th, blurry "Held For Postage" and fancy "Rec'd Mar '23'" framed handstamps; 3¢ faulty at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2180Union Patriotics, group of 7 including Shield and Eagle design with State Stars around edge; "To the Front: Forward:" showing Cannons pulled by Four-Horses; "The Girl I left Behind" from Nashville 1862; Officer and Soldiers Watching Lady; etc.; some faults, nice group, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate $400 - 600.