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Sale 55: United States Postal History

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Advertising Covers - Temperance Designs

Lot 1164    

(Temperance) Grand Division, Sons of Temperance, State of Tennessee, gilt printed heading on 1847 folded letter to the 3rd Reg. Tenn. Volunteers in Mexico during the Mexican War, with blue "Nashville, Te., Nov 22" cds and "5" in circle handstamp re-rated "10" in manuscript, notice with secret password and illustrated Sons of Temperance seal; cover tone spots, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

The Sons of Temperance was a brotherhood of men who promoted the temperance movement and mutual support. The group was founded in 1842 in New York City. It began spreading rapidly during the 1840's throughout the United States and parts of Canada.

Realized: $150

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