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  • Lot# : 126 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Waving Flag, "The Union Forever," two singles each 1861 3c Rose, 12c Black (65, 69) tied on envelope addressed to Austria by large Boston "Paid" circular grids with the 12c also tied by boxed German Aachen exchange marking, additonal "Boston Am Pkt 7 Paid Jan 12" credit date stamp, marked "Post Restante", backstamped Wien 3/ II, insignificant break in backflap, Very Fine in every respect, a select showpiece from the famed "Angell" correspondence

    Provenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)

    Marc Haas (Stanley Gibbons/London, 1980)

    Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)rn

    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 6,750.00 USD

    Lot# : 127 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Stand By The Union," beautiful red and blue Whittemore design of state abbreviations around American flag addressed to "Doctor Henry C. Angell" in Vienna, franked with 1861 3c Rose and 12c Black (65, 69), stamps tied by large Boston "Paid" in grid and red "N. York 12 Brem Pk Paid" exchange mark, blue "America/ Uber Bremen/ Franco" transit mark at center, manuscript "German" at lower left, proper Vienna backstamp, cut open and light wrinkling along top but otherwise Extremely Fine, a superb cover (Weiss ST-532, Walcott 1629)

    Provenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)

    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,750.00 USD

    Lot# : 128 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Reclining Female Figure with Eagle and Shield plus Ships in the Background design in green at upper left of Angell cover addressed to Vienna Austria, 1861 1c Blue, 3c Rose, 12c Black pair (63, 65, 69) tied by Boston "Paid" circular grids and an "Aachen Franco" transit marking, accompanying red "Boston Br Pkt Paid" date stamp, ms "Post Restant" upper left, some minor perf faults and 3c stamp faulty, envelope a trivial bit of postal wear but an overall Very Fine and attractive cover with an elusive design; franking pays the proper Prussian Closed Mail 28c rate (Walcott 2121 var.)

    Provenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)

    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 6,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 129 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "One Flag - One Government" red and blue design with soldier holding US Flag and standing atop the Confederate flag (published by JW Dubres), 1861/62 5c Red brown, 10c Yellow green (68, 75).tied by "Philadelphia Pa" date stamps on envelope addressed to Germany, two ms "per Hamburg Steamer", partially struck red NY "15" exchange transit cancel, two different Hamburg 21/2 63 backstamps, envelope some light aging/ wrinkling, Fine and scarce use of a patriotic envelope to Germany; signed JM Bartels (Walcott 2096 var.)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 550.00 USD

    Lot# : 130 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "The Constitution" and Flag, design on unpaid cover addressed to Hamburg Germany, "Pottsville Pa Oct 4 1861" dispatch postmark and nice strike of "5 N. York Hamb Pkt" exchange marking, ms "by Hamburg Steamer" over design, "6½" handstamped rate for sgr. due at destination (6½sgr = 15c), red crayon "32" credit, couple of indistinct transit backstamps plus a Hamburg 4/11 61 arrival cancel, cover with some light aging/ edge wear and some tiny edge breaks at top, most of backflap missing, Fine use
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 131 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Waving Flag, Odd Fellows, House and Slogan, design (published by Magee) on Angell patriotic cover addressed to Florence Italy, 1c Blue, 3c Rose, 24c Red lilac (63, 65, 70) neatly affixed and tied by Boston circular "PAID" cancels, ms "German Mail" at bottom, sent via Germany and Switzerland with appropriate assortment of insufficient franking (Italian and Swiss), transit and arrival markings, Very Fine, a rare and colorful patriotic

    Provenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)

    Start Price : 5,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 11,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 132 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "We Are All Here," wonderful design with all 34 states around a central design of crossed flags, 1861 3c Rose (65) perfectly struck with bold blue Star and Circle fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno ST-D 19) and impeccable strike of matching "Jersey Shore Pa. Feb 24" circular date stamp at left, cover addressed to Philadelphia, faint "No Box" erased at lower left, scissor opened at right, Extremely Fine, an absolutely marvelous and breathtaking combination of a lovely design and a superb cancel, hard to imagine a patriotic cover much nicer (Weiss ST-530, Walcott 1628)

    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 450.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,750.00 USD

    Lot# : 133 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "One Nation - One Government," all-over design featuring Eagle and Shield flanked by Flags atop an arch of state names, published by John P Charlton, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by Washington DC Feb 4 1863 double circle cancel, stamp with straight-edge at right, envelope small scuff on back, Very Fine and attractive (Walcott 2434, Bischel 3044)

    Provenance: George Walcott (Robert Laurence Sale, 1935)

    John Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 260.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 134 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "The Loyal States, Union, Kansas," overall blue design by Reagles & Co. (2-line imprint on backflap) franked with 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by two-line "G.B.D./Sep. 30" (additional strike at left), addressed to Roulette, Pennsylvania, stamp with small faults, cover with edge tears and black construction paper (123x65mm) adhered to reverse, still Very Fine and attractive, particularly desirable with General Banks Division cancel, supposedly the only recorded cover with a Kansas design (Walcott 1839)

    "General Banks Division" was led by Maj Gen Nathaniel Banks, a Governor of Massachusetts and Speaker of the House (1856-57) prior to the war, to which Lincoln appointed him as a "political" appointment, drawing the ire of the rank-and-file officers. His service was less than stellar suffering large losses to Stonewall Jackson during the Valley Campaign and was an architect of the failed "Red River" campaign of 1864. He was, however, gifted on the "non-war" side of recruiting, morale, money and propaganda for the Army.

    Provenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 260.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 135 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "For the Union, Kentucky," stunning multicolor Magnus design, at left woman with flag and shield, at right state seal of Kentucky, franked with 1861 3c Rose (65, lightly oxidized), tied by target cancel and faint matching Washington, DC circular date stamp, addressed to Charleston, Massachusetts, very slightly reduced at right and some light wrinkling with piece of black construction paper (79x26mm) and strip of adhesive tape adhered to reverse, still Very Fine, a stunning and rare design (Weiss ST-197, Walcott unlisted)

    Provenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 800.00 USD

    Lot# : 136 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "For the Union, Maine," beautiful purple Magnus design, woman with flag at left and state seal of Maine at right, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by "Washington, DC Nov 24 18??" circular date stamp, cover addressed to Birmingham, Michigan, envelope neatly opened and with some light wrinkling at left, cover expertly cleaned and with large piece of black construction paper (119x67mm) adhered to reverse, still Very Fine appearing, quite rare and attractive (Weiss ST-199, Walcott 1645)

    Provenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 120.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 137 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "For the Union, Michigan," spectacular multicolored Magnus design, cover franked with 1861 3c Rose (65, lightly oxidized) tied by target cancel with indistinct Washington, DC July double circle date stamp alongside, addressed to Northville, Michigan, tiny edge flaws and large piece (108x75mm) of black construction paper affixed to reverse, still Very Fine and attractive (Weiss ST-208, Walcott 1649 var)

    Provenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 725.00 USD

    Lot# : 138 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "The War For The Union - Missouri" all over design in blue on envelope franked with 1861 3c Rose (65), tied by indistinct Apr 21 1863 Pennsylvania town postmark, addressed to Valley Forge, Pa., published by Berlin and Jones, 75x63mm piece of thick black card affixed on back, Very Fine (Walcott 1720, Bischel 3230)

    Provenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 85.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 139 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "For the Union, New Hampshire," spectacular multicolored Magnus design showing two women with flag and shield at left and New Hampshire state seal at right, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by Washington, DC Dec 19 1861 (?) double circle date stamp, addressed to Hartford, Connecticut, neatly opened at right, large piece of black construction paper (115x66mm) adhered to reverse, still Extremely Fine appearing and exceptionally fresh, a beautiful design in splendid condition (Weiss ST-214, Walcott 1650)

    Provenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,350.00 USD

    Lot# : 140 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "The Loyal States, Union, New Jersey," all-over female figure, flag, and state seal design in brown on Reagles & Co. cover (imprint on backflap), 1861 3c Rose with straddle-pane margin (65) tied by "Alexandria, Va Nov 6 1861" double circle date stamp, addressed to Hornerstown, New Jersey, manuscript "soldier's letter" at top, neatly opened at left, stamp couple short perfs, large piece of black construction paper (82x61mm) adhered to reverse, still Very Fine and attractive (Weiss ST-504 var, Walcott 1811)

    Provenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 270.00 USD

    Lot# : 141 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Ohio, Loyal to the Union," gray brown all-over Wells design (imprint on backflap) of female seated figure with Ohio state seal and shield, 1861 2c Black (73) cancelled by bold dark blue grid with matching "Cincinnati O. Mar 15" circular date stamp alongside, to local Cincinnati address (hence the 2c drop rate), large piece of black construction paper (120x65mm) adhered to reverse, still Extremely Fine appearance, particularly desirable with Black Jack franking; 1994 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Weiss ST-265, Walcott 1714)

    Provenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 800.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050.00 USD

    Lot# : 142 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "The Arms of the Keystone State," striking three-color Corgan design (imprint on backflap) of Pennsylvania coat of arms, three singles of 1861 1c Blue (63) tied by four strikes of straight line "Registered" handstamp accompanied by nice strike of "Philadelphia Pa Apr 17 1863" circular date stamp, manuscript registry number, addressed to Boston, Massachusetts, cover roughly opened at top, still Very Fine and early registered use, an attractive and striking design enhanced by an interesting franking and cancel (Walcott 1744)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 425.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,150.00 USD

    Lot# : 143 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Liberty's Defender," beautiful red and blue design with framed portrait of George Washington facing left plus flags, cannons, bayonets, and female figure at top, franked with 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by indistinct January 6 Miamiville, Ohio circular date stamp, cover with address removed and very slightly reduced at right (does not affect design), Very Fine and attractive (Weiss FP-GW-177, Walcott 31)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 75.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD

    Lot# : 144 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Gen. Banks," framed portrait facing left design in purple with drums, rifle, soldier, and flag surrounding and a battle scene at top, cover franked with strip of three 1861 1c Blue (63) with straddle-pane margin at right, stamps cancelled and just tied by black targets with matching "Philadelphia Pa. Feb 26, 1862" circular date stamp, addressed to Boston, backflap slightly uneven cut and reinforced with hinges, Extremely Fine and quite attractive, a terrific example of this scarce design (Weiss PM-31, Walcott 516)

    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 145 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Secessionist," hand-colored mule draped in Confederate flag, Kimmel imprint in bottom of design, 3c Dull red, Type III (26) tied by "Steubenville, O. May ??" circular date stamp, addressed to Lynn, Massachusetts, exceptionally fresh and clean, Extremely Fine, a desirable cover believed to be the only recorded example (Weiss C-A-H-3, Walcott unlisted)

    John Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
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    Lot# : 146 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Secession Web," "'Walk into my parlor,' says the Spider to the Fly," incredible red and blue D. Murphy's Son design of Jeff Davis as the spider with the seceding states as the flies trapped in his web, 1861 3c Rose (65, lightly oxidized) cancelled by black grid with "Dayton O. Dec 25 1861" circular date stamp at left, addressed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, tiny faults along top edge (some mended), Very Fine, an exceptionally attractive and dramatic caricature design (Weiss C-A-O-57, Walcott 1169)

    Provenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 533, 1969)

    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 210.00 USD
    Hammer price : 625.00 USD

    Lot# : 147 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Recruits Wanted for the Brave Southern Army...," "Good pay (in Confederate Bonds) and good quarters, (in a horn.)," blue design by D. Murphy's Son, monkey and dog dressed as Confederate soldiers (monkey's hat with initials "J.D." for Jefferson Davis), cover franked with 1861 3c Rose (65, oxidized) tied by large black "Paid" circular grid with accompanying light red "Boston, Mass Aug 31" double circle date stamp alongside, additional "John S. Dunlap, Boston, Aug 31 1861" oval dated sender's handstamp (another strike on reverse), addressed to NY City, stamp with couple short perfs, envelope with mounting residue on reverse, still Very Fine, an extremely rare and hilarious bit of Civil War satire, absent in used condition from most patriotic collections (Weiss C-A-O-56, Walcott 989)

    Provenance: Walcott (Robert Laurence, January 1935)

    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 148 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Uncle Sam sends his Bird after Traitor Jeff," black design on orange envelope, eagle carries Jeff Davis by the seat of his pants while group of slaves watches from the ground, 1857 3c Dull red (26) just tied by blue grid with matching Cincinnati, Ohio double circle date stamp (indistinct date), addressed to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, scissor-cut perfs with portion of adjacent stamp at top, very slightly reduced at right, envelope couple tiny scuff marks at left edge and some trivial wrinkling, still Very Fine, a rare and attractive design (Weiss C-BL-55a, Walcott 1177)

    Provenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)

    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 700.00 USD

    Lot# : 149 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "U.S. Senate," two-panel green Magnus design, left panel showing John Trumbull's 1819 Declaration of Independence, right panel showing United States Senate chamber, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by indistinct partial Washington, DC circular date stamp, addressed to Ann Arbor, Michigan, neatly opened at left, stamp with some blunted perfs due to placement, large piece of black construction paper (127x65mm) adhered to reverse, light even aging, an otherwise Very Fine, rare and marvelously attractive cover (Weiss SC-DC-59, Walcott unlisted)

    Provenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 725.00 USD

    Lot# : 150 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "West Front of the Capitol," two-panel Magnus multicolored design, left panel showing eagle with shield and "Statue of Freedom" atop Capitol, right panel shows aerial view of the Capitol, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by Jacksonville, Illinois double circle date stamp on cover to Chicago (blue Chicago receiver on reverse), ever so slightly reduced at right (impossible to tell from front) with an insignificant sealed break in lower right corner, still Very Fine, gorgeous and rare design (Weiss SC-DC-93, Walcott unlisted)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 151 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Ship Under Full Sail multicolor Magnus design on envelope with 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by geometric cancel with an accompanying New York Aug 24 1863 date stamp over the design, addressed to Clarkson Center NY, envelope opened and slightly reduced at right plus a bit of edge wrinkling, a Fine and attractive cover

    Provenance: Blake Myers (Christies NY, 1991)

    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 600.00 USD

    Lot# : 152 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "United Forever," beautiful red and blue Magee design (2-line imprint on backflap) of eagle and flag atop chain with states' names in the links, red printing misregistered by about 2mm, cover addressed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and franked with 1861 3c Rose (65, lightly oxidized), tied by black grid with matching partial "Columbia Pa. March 24 1862" date stamp, opened and very slightly reduced at left, cover vertical bend at right affecting stamp, backflap with some minor faults, Very Fine and striking, a scarce design (Weiss E-R-166, Walcott 2532)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 153 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "The Father of His Country Left This to His Children," text in oval surrounded by flags, bayonets and cannons, cover franked with 1861 3c Rose (65) with straight edge at right, black grid killer and red "Middletown CT Oct 8 1861" double circle date stamp, opened and barely reduced at left, Very Fine and attractive (Weiss F-T-99, Walcott 2877)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 130.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 154 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "The Flag of Our Regiment," blue imprint at top of red and blue design, three flags inside oval of stars, 1861 3c Rose (65, oxidized) barely tied by blue grid with matching "Cincinnati O Oct 29" double circle date stamp, addressed to Brandon, Vermont, includes original contents datelined "Covington Tuesday 28th Oct. 1862" (Kentucky), envelope a bit of postal wear on the edges and a tiny amount of mounting remnant on reverse with a somewhat roughly-opened backflap, Very Fine, a clean example of a pretty design; letter mentions "...I can tell you many an incident relating to the War, of interest." (Weiss F-T-91, Walcott 2875)
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 90.00 USD
    Hammer price : 230.00 USD

    Lot# : 155 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Cannon and Flag label (37x24mm) with caption "ISA.25.12" affixed in top left corner of envelope franked with 1861 1c Blue strip of three (63), tied by circular grids with an accompanying "Taunton Ma Sep 14" (1861) date stamp, backflap torn and mostly missing, Very Fine

    Enclosed letter indicates correspondence between two Catholic "brothers" and the verse indicated on the label, Isaiah 25:12 reads (King James version) "And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust," likely addresses their feelings toward the future of the Confederacy.

    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 260.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 156 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "First Battery, Conn. Artillery, Camp Tyler, West Merriden, Ct.," red design on cover with 1861 3c Rose (65), stamp cancelled by target with matching "West Meriden, CT Nov 7 1861" double circle date stamp, cover with large piece of black construction paper (126x68mm) adhered to reverse, still Very Fine and attractive (Weiss, Walcott unlisted)

    Camp Tyler was a Civil War training camp for cavalry and artillery. The 1st Connecticut Light Artillery Battery served in the Union Army between October 26, 1861 and June 11, 1865 during which it saw action in about 20 engagements in and around Charleston, Florida, Richmond and Petersburg.

    Provenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 95.00 USD
    Hammer price : 260.00 USD
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