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Lot 1558

1st Regiment U.S. National Guard, 3¢ (26) tied by "Old Point Comfort VA/Aug 6" c.d.s. on allover illustrated cover, with "Due/3" rate, addressed to Guilford CT, the 3¢ due was because the new stamps were valid beginning August 1861; lower left corner flaw, Fine to Very Fine.
Bischel 2478. Walcott unlisted.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1559

2nd Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, 3¢ (65) tied by "Old Point Comfort VA" c.d.s. on allover patriotic design, addressed to Wilmot Flat NH, Fine to Very Fine.
Bischel 2415. Walcott 1382.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $510.
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Lot 1560

Fortress Monroe VA, 3¢ (26) tied by "Old Point Comfort VA/Sep 11" to allover patriotic cover, addressed to West Morrisama NY; opened at top & at right, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1561

Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission, lovely design on an Apr. 13, 1865 cover with Philadelphia c.d.s. tying a 3¢ rose (65), Very Fine, a remarkable late usage - the Civil War had ended 4 days before with Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1562

Magnus illustrated songsheets & patriotic envelopes, includes colored song sheets "The Monitor and Merrimack", "Home Without A Mother", bronze cover of the Monitor/Merrimack battle, full color cover of Encampment at Newport News, and three Non-Magnus patriotic covers Fortress Monroe, Slaves as Contraband with Fort Monroe in the background, and Jeff Davis in prison cell, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $216.
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Lot 1563

Official Covers from Fortress Monroe VA, three covers, one with imprint "Office A.C.S./Fort Monroe VA/Official Business", and two with printed instructions for return to Lieut. James Curry if undeliverable, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1564

"Our Commander in Chief", 3¢ (65) tied by "Old Point Comfort/Jul 7" cds on allover patriotic design of General Scott cover, addressed to Rushford NY; edge flaws, Fine to Very Fine.
Bischel 475. Walcott 248.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 1565

"Stand By Your Flag", manuscript "Soldier's Letter" with "Old Point Comfort VA/Mar 16" c.d.s. and straight line "Due 3" on patriotic cover addressed to West Concord NH; tiny tear upper right, Fine to Very Fine.
Bischel 3560. Walcott 2062.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $132.
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Lot 1566

Civil War patriotic cover collection, 11 patriotic covers, all posted less one, includes "United Together" (Bischel-4697, W-2532), "The Star Spangled Banner Must Be Upheld" (Bischel-4594, W-2579), "Union & Liberty" (Bischel-4646, W-2598), "We Have Beat Our Last Retreat" (Bischel-639, W-unlisted), excellent stock, mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 1567

Civil War patriotic cover collection, 24 covers, nine are unposted, includes "Our Country" (Bischel-4918, W-2729var), "One Flag for the Whole Country" (Bischel-4068, W-2288), "Maj. Gen. Geo. B. McClellan" (Bischel-551, W-290var), "The Flag Shall Wave Over 'Sumpter'" (Bischel-3761, W-1984var), with two letters on patriotic lettersheets, mixed condition, examine please, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $660.
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