Lot 1144(Anti-Slavery) God Hath Made of One Blood All Nations of Men, allover Valentine design (state 1) on cover to the Committee of Universalist Society in Brattleboro, Vt. addressed by reform activist Elihu Burritt, red rimless "Westmoreland, N.H., Mar 12" cds; cover missing backflap, F.-V.F.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1145(Anti-Slavery) Haste, Happy Day! the Time We Long To See, When Every Son of Adam Shall Be Free, John Marshall allover design (second type), on cover to Reading, Mass., franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red tied by blue "Ballardvale, Mass., Feb 13" cds; stamp with faint crease at top from cover overlap and light overall cover toning, F.-V.F., a rare British anti-slavery propaganda design used in the United States; with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1146(Civilization) Progress of American Civilization, allover Onwhyn illustrated design with Valentine imprint at lower right (no backflap imprint), on cover to East Clarendon, Vt., "New - York, 5cts, Jul 5" integral rate cds; cover opening tear at top right edge ending in nick, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare used design.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1147(Civilization) Progress of American Civilization, allover Onwhyn illustrated design showing human progress in North America from the time Indians where sole residents to the creation of America's industrialization, with Valentine imprint at lower right and on backflap, on cover to Columbia, Ind., franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red (small pre-use tear at top) tied by "New - York, Dec 7" cds, Very Fine and attractive, a very rare Progress & Reform illustrated design.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
It is believed that Elihu Burritt suggested this concept to James Valentine to supplement other illustrated envelopes created by that firm. Those promoted other Burritt reforms though his Anglo-American Universal Brotherhood of Man organization.
Lot 1148(Ocean Penny Postage) Ocean Postage, One Penny, Would Link in Trade and Peace, the Brotherhood of Man, allover J. Valentine's second design on reverse of cover incorporating Ocean Penny Postage, World Trade and Peace & Brotherhood, to Syracuse, N.Y. with "Farmington, Ohio, Oct 12" cds and matching "Paid 3" in circle handstamp; sealed tear in top flap, Very Fine and choice, a rare used design with only a few examples known used in the United States, illustrated in Bodily et al British Pictorial Envelopes of the 19th Century, ex Richie Bodily.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1149(Ocean Penny Postage) Ocean Penny Postage, Britain! Bestow This Boon, and Be in Blessing Blest, Myers & Co. illustrated design (state 1, on imprint on reverse) on cover to Windham, O., manuscript "Randolph, O., Feb 9" postmark and "Paid 3" rating at top right; some light tone spots, otherwise Very Fine, ex Salzer.
Estimate $500 - 750.