Lot 806Abraham Lincoln, patriotic framed portrait design with Liberty cap, flags and "The Peoples' Candidate For President, Abraham Lincoln" banner below, on fresh cover to Higginville, N.Y., franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red (26) canceled by grid handstamp, matching "Buffalo, N.Y., Oct 25, 1860" cds alongside, Very Fine, a very scarce design (Milgram rarity 2).
Milgram Nos. AL-66 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 807Abraham Lincoln, large right facing portrait design with "Lincoln." below and added manuscript "the rail splitter" alongside, on 1860 yellow cover to Rome, O., franked with manuscript canceled 1857, 3¢ dull red (26), "Harry Fork, O., Oct 12" cds; small stamp flaws and cover with small opening tears and nicks at top, F.-V.F. appearance, very scarce (Milgram rarity 2).
Milgram Nos. AL-47 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 808Abraham Lincoln, large left facing portrait design on cover to Berea, O., franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red (26) tied by blue grid in circle handstamp, matching "Oberlin, O., Oct 29" cds; cover slightly reduced with small corner nick at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine.
Milgram Nos. AL-42 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 809Abraham Lincoln, portrait design, red and blue crossed flags below, and blue "The Union, it must and shall be preserved" caption below, "J.M. Whittemore & Co. Publishers. Boston." portrait imprint, on cover to Sherborn, Mass., franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red (26) canceled by grid handstamp, matching Watertown, Mass., Aug 7 cds; cover slightly reduced with couple vertical folds and sealed tear under stamp, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare patriotic 1860 Beardless Lincoln campaign envelope (Milgram rarity 3, 1-5 known).
Milgram Nos. AL-17 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
The beardless Lincoln design was used for the 1860 Presidential Campaign. Whittemore & Co. added the American flags and caption in a separate printing process to create this exceptional Civil War patriotic design.
Lot 810Abraham Lincoln, left facing portrait design with "Slavery Sectional, Freedom National / Union & Liberty, Onward to Victory" slogan banner below, on fresh cover to Amber, N.Y., franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red (26) tied by "Cleveland, O., Aug 27, 1860" duplex postmark; couple small sealed opening tears at top and mended backflap, otherwise Very Fine, an early use of the Cleveland duplex which use was first recorded on Oct 17, 1860.
Milgram Nos. AL-58 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 811Abraham Lincoln, engraved right facing portrait design in decorative frame, with Abraham Lincoln caption and with Ed. Mendell imprint below, on cover to Pembroke, N.H. franked with 1861, 3¢ rose (65) canceled by grid handstamp, matching "Neponset, Ill., Dec 26" cds; some light cover edge wear, F.-V.F.
Milgram Nos. AL-55 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 812Abraham Lincoln, portrait in ornamented frame with flags and eagle "Lincoln & Hamlin" names in shield, additional rail splitter design with caption below, on fresh 1860 cover to Fort Madison, Iowa, franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red (26) tied by bold "Terre Haute, Ind., Dec 12" cds, Very Fine and choice, a lovely example of this popular campaign design.
Milgram Nos. AL-92 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 813Abraham Lincoln, portrait and railspiltter design with additional scene and "Honest Abe Lincoln and his Flat Boat" caption below, on cover to Owosso, Mich., franked with well centered 1857, 3¢ dull red (26) tied by "Ionia, Mich., Sep 21, 1861" cds; cover with small sealed edge tear at upper right, Very Fine, an attractive example of this popular campaign design, illustrated in Milgram Abraham Lincoln Illustrated Envelopes and Letter Paper 1860-1865 (page 50); with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Milgram Nos. AL-82 Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 814Lincoln & Hamlin, fancy framed dual portrait design on cover to Hayneville, Me., franked with manuscript canceled 1857, 3¢ dull red (26) with "Old Town, Me., Dec 27" cds alongside; light cover soiling and small stamp flaws, F.-V.F.
Milgram Nos. AL-94 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 815Lincoln & Johnson, dual portrait campaign design in blue, on cover to New Bedford, Mass., franked with 1870, 1¢ ultramarine, vertical pair and single (145) canceled by quartered cork handstamps, matching "Jamaica, N.Y., Nov 25" cds alongside; single stamp with small corner crease, Very Fine, a very late usage.
Milgram Nos. AL-151 Estimate $150 - 200.