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Sale 94: The Fall Sale

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Civil War Postal History

Lots 1834-1843 Lots 1844-1845

Lot 1834    

1864 Presidential Campaign "Lincoln and Johnson" Patriotic Paper Banner, two small 2.5" x 7¾" red and blue patriotic paper ribbon-style banners, one "Lincoln and Johnson and the Whole Ticket" and other patriotic "The Union, Constitution and the Flag Must and Shall be Upheld"; both with folds, latter split along center fold.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $550

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Lot 1835    

Abraham Lincoln Esqr., President of the United States, address on cover to Washington, D.C., franked with 1861, 3¢ rose (corner nick) canceled by grid handstamp, matching "Pittsburgh, Pa., Sep 3, 1863" cds alongside; couple cover folds, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $400

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Lot 1836 ()   

His Excellency, A. Lincoln, President of the U.S., address on cover front with red and blue patriotic Flag design with "No. 7" and "5 19" docketing, Very Fine, a very rare hand carried patriotic usage to the President of the United States Abraham Lincoln.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1837    

Civil War Postal History featuring South Carolina, group of 40 covers including 10 Port Royal S.C. patriotic uses with designs of "Onward to Victory" Flag and Lady Liberty, 48th Reg. N.Y.S. V. all-over design and 85th Regiment Penn. Vols.; "U.S. Steamer Flag, Blockading off Charleston S.C., October 26th 1862" letter with faulty cover; provisional "Beaufort S.C." cds use; Soldier "Due 3" uses, uses during war and post-war reconstruction era like "Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands" imprint cover from Augusta Ga.; mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $675

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Lot 1838    

Delaware Civil War Related Covers, group of 12 covers with typed detailed write-ups and some content, at least eight are demonstrably prisoner-of-war covers, including five bearing "Prisoner's Letter Examined Fort Delaware Del." oval handstamp including one from a Fort Delaware Prisoner to a Prisoner at Elimira N.Y., a couple with manuscript examiner markings, a Provost Marshal Official Business corner card cover to Wilmington, others, most franked with a single 3¢ rose (65), mixed condition with some small faults to be found, F.-V.F. and interesting collection.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Realized: $1,100

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Lot 1839    

(Flag of Truce) Washington D.C. Aug 10, bold double-circle postmark duplexed with Star with Center Dot fancy cancel ties U.S. 3¢ rose (65) on cover to New Orleans La., endorsed "pr Flag of Truce" at lower left, manuscript. examiner's marking "Ex J.F.L" at left, magenta officer initials beneath postmark, Very Fine and attractive "Flag of Truce" use.
Scott No. 35    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $325

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Lot 1840    

Howell Cobb correspondence covers, 1850-60's, six covers sent to/from Howell Cobb (briefly the first President of the Confederacy) and to Cobb's son and brother-in-law (none during Confederacy), mostly within Georgia, includes Post Office O.B. usage, generally Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $220

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Lot 1841    

J. B. DUTTON., straightline handstamp on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), pre-use tear, tied by target cancel duplexed with "Tecumseh Mich. Aug 16, '64" double-circle datestamp to Waterford, Point of Rocks, Maryland; small tear at top and nicked at lower right, Fine, ex-Walske.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

There are fewer than 20 covers recorded with the "J. B. DUTTON" handstamp, which was applied to southbound mail carried by Dutton between Waterford and Point of Rocks during the period when U.S. forces blockaded the Potomac River to stop incursions by C.S.A. raiders (see Special Routes book, pp. 173-175).

Realized: $2,900

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Lot 1842    

(Slavery Related) 1860 (c.) Slave Carried Cover to Rock Hill S.C., buff cover endorsed "By boy Sam" at bottom left addressed to A.E. Hutchison, manuscript note at top "If you have any almanacks for 1860 please to send me one & oblige your & C, H.W.C", flap with additional ms. note "If Same can not reach the River, please to give him a pass where he can come home H.W.C.", F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $850

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Lot 1843    

(Slavery Related) (Pre-Civil War Slavery Tensions) "Morristown Mo, Jan 15 1861", manuscript postmark on 3¢ red (U10) buff entire to Monticello S.C., original letter datelined "Missouri January 12th Cass Country 1861" with excellent slavery content "I will live in the hopes I will see all of you again if the abolitionists of the territory don't hang all us out here. Next fall if I live I will go back to take a man ever time if I can and hang him. I was out there in the territory last wekk. Six of them took after me. They could not catch me. Two of the six got back to tell they saw me. I plan to stay here a while I can find an abolitionist to shoot…I am going to the territory tomorrow to pay some of them a untimely visit. I may get back and I may not. My horse is swift and my gun is sure…"; entire with some edge wear and minor stain, Very Fine with excellent content showing the turbulent times.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $525

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