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  • Lot# : 119 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Liberty or Death," in a ribbon above Shield with the Constitution and Holy Bible above a snake punctured by an arrow (pub JM Whittemore, Boston), addressed to Dr Angell in Paris and franked with 1861 10c Green, 1863 5c Brown (68, 76), tied by black geometric with a red "Boston Apr 27 Paid 12" credit cds and red French transit plus boxed "P.D." handstamp, backstamped Paris 10 Mai 63, 5c stamp straight-edge partially cutting into the design, torn backflap and numerous hinge remainders on back, Very Fine and colorful (Walcott 2689 var; Weiss O-S-56 var, )
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    Lot# : 120 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    J.E. Tilton & Co. Regimental Cover, multicolor design with 10 soldiers and identifying legend below, addressed to Dr Angell in Austria (1863) and franked with 1861 3c Rose, 12c Black (65, 69), cancelled by the large Boston circular "Paid" with accompanying partial strike of Boston Feb 8 "10" credit cds, black straight-line "Franco" handstamp, ms "Via Hamburg..", backstamped Hamburg (2 different) and Wien, embossed Levi Bartlett & Co seal on backflap, 3c stamp pre-affixing corner crease, envelope slit open along bottom backflap, a bit of light edge wrinkling, Very Fine
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    Lot# : 121 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "U.S. Gen'l Post Office," stunning multicolor Magnus design, at the left woman, sailor, and anchor with waving flag, at the right lovely view of the General Post Office (still standing and now serving as a boutique hotel), franked with 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by "Alexandria Va. Nov 30 1862" double circle datestamp, addressed to New York City, trivial ink smears in address, back side two 50/65mm tape/ construction paper strips, still Extremely Fine, a superb coverrnProvenance:George Walcott (Robert Laurence Sale, 1935)rnJon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
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    Lot# : 122 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "13th R't Mo. V., Crafts J, Wright, Colonel," black flag design on orange cover franked with 3c Rose (65), tied by somewhat faint November 28 St. Louis postmark, addressed to Alexandria, Ohio, envelope opened at left, adhesive residue on reverse, still Extremely Fine and rare, one of only four recorded Missouri regimental coversrnrnCraft James Wright (1808-83) graduated from West Point in 1828, but resigned on 8 November 1828, studied law, and was admitted to the bar of Ohio. At the beginning of the Civil War, he entered the army as colonel of the 8th Missouri Infantry, but afterward, he raised and disciplined the 13th Missouri. For his services at Shiloh, President Lincoln nominated him for the post of brigadier-general, but he resigned before he could be confirmed by the Senate.rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
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    Lot# : 123 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Behold the Man!..." blue imprint below hanging design, Brown & Ryan, NY imprint at left, franked with 1961 3c Rose (65) tied by "Portsmouth Grove R.I. Aug 7" cds, addressed to West Wrentham, Mass, stamp some short perfs, envelope barely reduced at right and some minor creasing at the top, wrinkling on the back, still a Very Fine cover, made even nicer by a cancel from an office which was only open from 1862 to 1866 (Weiss C-A-O-52)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 124 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "He Who Noteth Even The Fall Of A Sparrow...," verse below Col. Ellsworth flanked by Flags and Star (pub by Wells, NY), 1861 3c Rose (straight-edge) tied by a partial strike of Arcadia (NY?), envelope addressed to Lockport NY, stamp deep rich color, envelope small discoloration spot in address and missing most of backflap and portion of a sideflap, still Very Fine and colorful (Weiss FP-EE-42)rn
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    Lot# : 125 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Liberty & Union, Now and Forever. 9th Regiment, Michigan Volunteers," blue design on orange cover, franked with 3c Rose (65) tied by "West Point Ky Dec 10" cds, addressed to Cuylerville, NY, slightly reduced at right and small parts black construction paper adhering to reverse, still Very Fine and attractive (Walcott 1473)rnrnThe 9th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army. On the morning of July 13, 1862, the Union garrison was attacked by a force of 2,500 cavalry led by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest in what was to be called the First Battle of Murfreesboro. After 8 hours of intense fighting, and suffering casualties of one-third of the fighting force, the 9th surrendered to Forrest.rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
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    Lot# : 126 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "May Patriots Defend Our Flag To The Last," verse on an envelope with Zouave and Flag design, franked with 1861 3c Rose (65), tied by blue Point of Rocks Md undated cancel, addressed to Philadelphia, notation on the back (in a different hand) "Company B 91 Regim/ P V Burnsides Expedition", stamp and envelope minor faults, Fine (Walcott 2075; Weiss M-P-24)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
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    Lot# : 127 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "No Other Flag But This Shall Ever Float O'er These United States," verse below woman and flag design, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by blue Cornish Flat NH cds with neat Maltese Cross cancel in the same color applied to stamp, addressed to Claremont NH, stamp with a couple pulled perfs, still fresh and Very Fine (Walcott 2291, Weiss F-F-60)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
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    Lot# : 128 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Officer—Front Face!—Eyes Right!!!," verse below design with officer berating row of soldiers admiring a young woman brandishing her US Flag dress (publisher Union Stationery Depot, NY), 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by "Franklin Pa Jun 5" cds, addressed to Enon Valley Pa, envelope opened at left (slightly reduced) and partially opened along the bottom, torn backflap, some light aging mostly along the edges, Fine and unusual (Weiss M-T-71)
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    Lot# : 129 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Our Army & Navy, Gen. Butler, Com. Stringham," olive green and black overall design, Upham imprint on the reverse, franked with 3c Rose (65) tied by black "Washington D.C. Oct 21" cds, addressed to South Hadley, Mass, Very Fine, a rare and attractive design (Walcott 373, Weiss PM-275)rnrnGeneral Benjamin Butler (1818-93) was a Union Army major general, politician, lawyer, and businessman from Massachusetts. He is best known as a political major general of the Union Army (was dismissed from the Union Army after his failures in the First Battle of Fort Fisher) and for his leadership role in the impeachment of Pres Andrew Johnson. He was a colorful and often controversial figure on the national stage and in the Massachusetts political scene and ran several campaigns for Governor before his election to that office in 1882.rnrnSilas Stringham (1798-1876) was an officer of the US Navy who saw active service during the War of 1812, the Second Barbary War, the Mexican-American War, and (as a Rear Admiral) who commanded the Atlantic Blockading Squadron at the beginning of the Civil War.rn
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
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    Lot# : 130 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Remember! Ellsworth!!!," beautiful multicolored Magnus-type design, franked with 3c Dull red (26) tied by indistinct Washington, D.C. cds, addressed to Phillipsville Pa, envelope opened at the top and with some scattered tone spots, Fine and attractive (Walcott 400; Weiss FP-EE-36)rnrnElmer Ellsworth (1837-61) was a US Army officer and law clerk who was the first conspicuous casualty and the first Union officer to die in the Civil War. He was killed while removing a Confederate flag from the roof of the Marshall House inn in Alexandria, Virginia. He was a close personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, who as President later eulogized him as "the greatest little man I ever met". After his death, Ellsworth's body lay in state at the White House.rn
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    Lot# : 131 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Seventh Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers," imprint at top right with Eagle and Shield and "Love One Another" in ribbon design at left, franked with slightly overlapping 1861 3c Rose (2 singles, both with 1-2 trimmed edges), tied by "PAID" in circle handstamps with a nice strike of 32mm Fort Jefferson Fla May 29 cds alongside, addressed to West Enfield NH, orange envelope neatly opened at tiny bit reduced at left, Very Fine and striking cover (Bishel 2425)rnFort Jefferson is a massive but unfinished coastal fortress located on Garden Key in the lower Florida Keys. It is the largest brick masonry structure in the Americas and is composed of over 16 million bricks covering 16 acres. At the onset of the Civil War, 62 men of the Second U.S. Artillery Regiment were moved to the fort, preventing it from falling into the hands of rebel forces. The 7th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry arrived in March 1862 to relieve the NY Zouaves.rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)
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    Lot# : 132 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Stand By The Flag," verse in a Shield flanked by Flags and Eagle, 1857 3c Dull red (26) tied by "Stockbridge Mich Aug 8" cds, addressed to Rutland, Vt, stamp with rich color, envelope neatly opened at right and with light edge wrinkling, Very Fine (Weiss E-R-87)
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    Lot# : 133 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Stars and Stripes with Sword and Bugle, on envelope franked with 1857 1c Blue Type V, 3c Dull red (24, 26), tied by New York Jul 22 duplex, addressed to Syracuse NY, 1c perf fault, envelope opened at right and with some mounting remains on address side, torn backflap, Fine and elusive design
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    Lot# : 134 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Sumter, Union Forever," design at tiop center of small ladies envelope addressed to Stratford, Conn, 1861 3c Rose (65) cancelled by circular grid with "New Haven Ct Mar 15" cds at left, stamp with a small edge break at right, envelope opened at left and couple small edge breaks incl one into cancel, Fine and scarce design
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    Lot# : 135 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "The Star Spangled Banner In Triumph SHALL Wave...," verse at bottom of envelope with sword-wielding officer holding up the flag, 1857 3c Dull red cancelled by red circular grid with an accompanying "Birmingham Mich Jul 29" cds, addressed to Benson, Vt, envelope roughly opened at right and with some edge breaks bottom and right, o/w Fine (Walcott 2020; Weiss M-R-39)
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    Lot# : 136 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Then Conquer We Must, When Our Cause Is Just," verse below an Eagle and Shield design, franked with 1861 3c Rose (65), tied by «Nashville Ten Aug 10 1863» double circle date stamp, addressed to Massillon, Ohio, stamp few nibbed perfs, envelope opened and bit reduced at right, minor flaws lower right corner, Fine and attractive (Weiss E-L-121)
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    Lot# : 137 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Union" in Stars and Stripes Shield, with Eagle and "Union" in Star above and surrounded by leafy branches, 1861 3c Rose (65) cancelled by a circular grid, "Steubenville O Aug 7" double circle date stamp, the stamp a straddle-pane single creased from folding over the top of the envelope, small envelope opened and bit reduced at left, minor faults (repairs at the bottom and lower left) incl illegible address and some small edge breaks, Fine appearance (Walcott 2487)
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    Lot# : 138 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    "Union" with Washington on Horseback, detailed design with Kimmel imprint on envelope franked with 1857 3c Dull red (26), tied By New York duplex cancel, addressed to "Sergt Michael Maguire/ D Co 69th Regmnt / Fort Corcoran Arlington Heights/ Washington DC", envelope opened and slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and attractive design (Walcott 59 var; Weiss FP-GW-86)rnFort Corcoran was a wood-and-earthwork fortification constructed by the Union Army in northern Virginia as part of the defenses of Washington, D.C. during the Civil War. Built in 1861, shortly after the occupation of Arlington, Virginia by Union forces, it protected the southern end of the Aqueduct Bridge and overlooked the Potomac River and Theodore Roosevelt Island. It was home to the Union Army Balloon Corps and the headquarters of the defenses of Washington south of the Potomac River and served throughout the war before being dismantled in 1866.rn
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    Lot# : 139 Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

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    Waving Flag Facing Right, eye-catching design on an envelope franked with 1861 3c Rose pink (64b), tied by a black circular grid and with a crisp strike of red Middletown Ct cds, additional "I.K. Penfield & Son/ Patent Grommets/ Composition/ And Galvanized/ Iron" embossed cc below design, fresh and Very Fine (Weiss F-R-275)
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