Lot 7651840 Whig Party Notices, four printed notices to Kingston, Mass. (two privately carried) with information regarding organizing and general current information regarding the party and upcoming 1840 Presidential election, including the formation of the Whig Republican Association of Boston, a Whig Members of the Legislature convention in Boston, notice of being elected as a delegate of the Whig Young Men of Massachusetts to represent at the National Convention, and a lengthy notice giving a choice of Van Buren or Harrison for the electoral vote; few outer sheet flaws, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 766William Henry Harrison, campaign "dour portrait" design (similar to Milgram WH-3 with additional background shading), letterhead illustration on folded letter sheet datelined "Taunton, 17 Augt, 1840", to Kingston, Mass. with red "Boston, Mas., Aug 17" cds, straight line "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "6" rate, to Thomas Beal from the Whig Association at Seekouk requesting him to attend an upcoming meeting and repeat a speech for the group, Very Fine and choice, a rare Harrison campaign design, unlisted in Milgram Presidential Campaign book.
Milgram No. WH-3 var. Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 767William Henry Harrison, campaign "dour portrait" with separate log cabin scene, letterhead illustration on 1840 folded letter to Thomas Beal of Kingston, Mass., red "Providence, R.I., Aug 26" cds and "Paid" straight line handstamp with manuscript "10" rate, letter from Committee of Providence Tippicanoe Club asking Beal to address the club after hearing of his interesting address in Seekouk, signed by the various member of the corresponding committee of the club; small front cover nick at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Milgram No. WH-6 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 768William Henry Harrison, portrait design with separate log cabin scene and Peter C. Jones - Boston imprint, illustration on fresh folded lettersheet hand delivered in Boston, with July 15th, 1840 printed notice…A general Convention of the Whigs of Massachusetts will be held on Bunker Hill, on the 10th of September next., Extremely Fine, a choice and rare campaign design (Milgram rarity 3, 1-5 known).
Milgram No. WH-8 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 769William Henry Harrison, portrait design with separate log cabin scene and Allen & Co. imprint, illustration on folded lettersheet to Ipswich, Mass., red "Boston, Ms., Feb 1" cds and manuscript 6 rate; few tone spots, otherwise Very Fine.
Milgram No. WH-13 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 770William Henry Harrison, engraved front and reverse of Harrison Medallion with resolution of Congress text below and Doolittle & Munson imprint, letterhead illustration on folded letter sheet to Berlin, Conn datelined "St. Louis, May 1, '40", cover with blue "St. Louis, Mo., May 2" cds and manuscript "25" rate; some light allover toning, otherwise Very Fine.
Milgram No. WH-23 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 771William Henry Harrison, engraved front and reverse of Harrison Medallion with resolution of Congress text below and Doolittle & Munson imprint, letterhead illustration on 1840 folded letter sheet to Dunstable, Mass., red "Detriot, Mich., Sep 20" cds and manuscript "25" rate, three page letter with interesting campaign content…The only salvation for us is the election of "Old Tip" and our folks think so as they have generally dropped their business and gone into the political field determined to fight for the good cause…There is to be a Loco foco celebration here tomorrow, at which time Col. Johnson is to be here. The Loco's are tying hard to make it go off well, but it will be a slim affair, mentions other conventions; some slight cover soiling, otherwise Very Fine, a lovely and rare design with interesting campaign content (Milgram rarity 3, 1-5 known).
Milgram No. WH-25 Estimate $300 - 400.
In the 1840 election, the term "Locofoco" was applied to the entire Democratic Party by its Whig opponents, both because Democratic President Martin Van Buren had incorporated many Locofoco ideas into his economic policy, and because Whigs considered the term to be derogatory.
Lot 772William Henry Harrison 1840 Campaign Ribbon, white Tippecanoe Club ribbon with portrait illustration and "Our Country's Hope" slogan, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate $100 - 150.