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Sale 103: The APS Auction

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United States Civil War

Lots 1159-1168

Lot 1159    

(General Bank's Division) G.B.D., Oct. 30, crude rimless oval postmark (Cate type II) cancels 3¢ pink (U35) buff entire to Salem, Mass.; cover wear and soiling, Fine and scarce G.B.D.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

The Cate type II datestamp show the "G.B.D." and date arranged as if around the rim of an invisible oval.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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Lot 1160    

"Mitchellsville Tenn, Decr 24, 1862", manuscript postmark with dating canceling faulty 3¢ rose (65), corner folded, on light yellow cover to West Fairview, Pa.; reduced slightly at left, Fine and scarce Union Army Occupation Post Office use.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Mitchellsville, sometimes designated Mitchellsville Station by the P.O. Dept., was on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, near the Kentucky state line. Thus Union Troops, if not stationed there, frequently passed through or camped there. It was listed in the July 1862 issue of the U.S. Mail & P.O. Ass't as a Tennessee Post Office recently reopened, and it operated as a Union Army Occupation office, except when closed by military activity, throughout the war.

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Lot 1161    

Spirit of '76, beautiful purple patriotic design with George Washington vignette, on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), canceled by perfectly struck "Paid", matching perfect "Pittsfield, Vt. Feb 11" cds to East Barnard Vt.; some minor cosmetic edge improvements, 3¢ slightly trimmed at top and minute corner crease, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

A STRIKING USE OF THIS RARE "SPIRIT OF '76" CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC FROM VERMONT.

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Lot 1162    

Liberty Bell with "Proclaimed Liberty to all the Inhabitants", blue Magee imprint anti-slavery patriotic design (Walcott L2710) on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by target cancel, matching "Philadelphia Pa., Jan 22, 1862" cds to Harrisburg Pa., addressed to to Hon. William L. Dennis, Harrisburg Pa. who was a strong abolitionist of the era, reverse bears a long "Memorial to Congress" giving the sender an opportunity to sign a petition to Congress to enact the abolition of slavery under its war powers; slightly rough opening at top, otherwise Very Fine and rare used design, a fabulous abolition patriotic use, ex-Walcott.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 1163    

Eagle, Flags and Shield, red and blue patriotic design on 1862 cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by bold "Fort Snelling, Oct 29" cds to Mazeppa Minn., original Major Gen. Burnside patriotic lettersheet datelined "Fort Snelling Oct 28th/62" from a soldier waiting to move reading in part "…we will start tomorrow…There must be some fifty teams in all going up with this train… The Indian have stopped the mail from Fort Abercrombie to St. Cloud, so you need not be surprised or think strange if you do not get letters from there but we will clean them out when we go up if they don't cut sticks before we get there… when you write … direct to Fort Abercrombie 8th Reg…"; cover reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and attractive patriotic soldier use.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 1164    

General McClellan, purple patriotic portrait design on light buff cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), well centered, tied by "Washington D.C. Nov 16, 186" cds to Boston Mass.; flap missing, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1165    

North, South, East and West, star and shield patriotic design on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), small flaws from edge place, tied by "Old Point Comfort, Va. Nov 13" cds addressed in pink ink to Freedom Plains, N.Y.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1166    

"Off For The War", red and blue design showing Ladies Farewell to Soldier on Horseback, on cover to Moscow, Mich. franked with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by blue "Covington, Ky., Nov 17"; cover reduced and small stain at right, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare design.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1167    

"The Girl I left Behind Me.", red and blue patriotic design on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue "Newport Ky. Sep 19, 1862" double-circle datestamp addressed to Mt. Vernon, Ohio, inside with same blue design, original patriotic letterhead enclosure with "Desperate Bayonet Charge at Battle of Winchester, March 23, led by Gen. Tyler" engraving, some good content in letter to his wife; cover light staining at top and couple small tears, some wear, Fine and striking patriotic use.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1168    

Abraham 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 No. AL-367    Estimate $300 - 400.

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