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Civil War Postal History including Campaign Covers
 
 
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Lot 654

1860, Fremont Campaign, two covers, includes allover "Maj. Gen. John C. Fremont" with flags around his portrait (Bischel-unlisted, W-unlisted) and Portrait Facing Left (Bischel-unlisted, W-unlisted), terrific covers, trivial faults, inspect, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 655

c. 1861, 3¢ entire, cancelled "Wheeling Park River Mail", dated JUL 9 [no year] this is, per the consignor's notes, a cover carried by the Wheeling-Parkersburg River Mail during the early days of the Civil War; addressed to Wheeling, VA; "See Chase" noted on reverse; hinge remnants and tear to back, though front remains unmarred, Fine to Very Fine, ex-1952 Meroni sale.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 656

1861-65, Civil War illustrated lettersheets, eight lettersheets, includes blue "Lady Liberty with The Union Forever…" (2), "Union" in red white & blue, blue "Sailor Hoisting Flag", Magee "2nd Div. 9th A.C" flag, red Lady Liberty "No North, no South…", and lay with flag, very mixed condition, little war news, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 657

1861-65, correspondence "To Follow Regiment", 15 covers, all addressed to William Everhart Great Encampon Morgar County West Virginia, with manuscript "To Follow Regiment", on with contents-camp news; mixed condition, five missing stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 658

1861-65, military addressed covers, 25 covers addressed to military bases, includes U.S. Marine Corps Philadelphia, 8th N.Y. Heavy Artillery, Chief Qr Master Dist of Kansas, 75th Reg P. Dept of Cumberlaine, Camp Ruff Battery H, one with contents, inspection invited; mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 659

1861-65, War Department printed covers, 7 covers, includes "Bureau of Rebel Archives", "Post Office Regiment", "Office Assistant Quartermaster, "Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands", "Head Quarters, Army of the Potomac", "Commissary General of Prisoners" & "Medical Department, U.S.A.", Fine to Very Fine, please examine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 660

1861, Magnus illustrated song sheets, excellent selection of Civil War lithography, includes six Magnus illustrated song sheets plus the front and back covers, a illustrated song sheet by Magee, and a print of soldiers washing & bathing, small faults throughout, please examine, Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 661

1861-65, Soldier's Due 3, 9 covers, includes two patriotics "All Honors to our Brave" (Bischel-unlisted, W-unlisted), "Union and Liberty" (Bischel-unlisted, W-unlisted), 4 straight line "Due 3", 2 "Due 3" in lozenge and blue "Due/3" in circle, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 662

1862, Civil War letter, home from Kanawha C.H. with war news, Kanawha C.H. VA c.d.s. on cover addressed to Lower Salem OH, datelined Meadow Bluffs (WV), with typewritten transcription, reads in part "…to join companies G & D who had gone out to catch the rebel pickets, but did not succeed in catching the. The rebels were camped at Salt Sulphur Springs and as soon as he heard of Crook's advance he tuned up his old Jews harp and began playing that same old tune: S-k-a-d-d-a-d-d-l-e-"…"an old contraband whose master had gone to Heath's force taking 8 horses and a wagon along and leaving behind the darkie and four more horses…", with much more in this vein, cover is split on three sides with staining at left, a great letter, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 663

1862, Soldier's Mail Due 3, 2 covers, both with manuscript "Soldier's Letter", both with Washington DC c.d.s., one addressed to Cooper Shop Hospital, second to Willington CT; mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 664

1862 (June 28), free franked cover, sent from Sir John's Run, VA, to Sandy Spring, MD, signed and endorsed "Free" by Sir John's Run's Postmaster, addressed to his counterpart in Sandy Spring; great strike of "Sir John's Run/JUN/28/1862/B. & O. R. R. Co." handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 665

1863 (Dec. 26), cover sent from Kanawha C.H., VA, to Freesees Store, OH, containing the letter from a solider of the 34th Ohio regiment, with report of the recent raid on Salem; cover bears 3¢ #65 tied by circle-of-wedges cancel with double-ring, fully dated Kanawha C.H. [Charleston, WV] c.d.s. at left, Very Fine, note the c.d.s. reads "VA", although West Virginia was granted statehood on June 20, 1863.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 666

1864, Prisoner's Letter, Johnson's Island, 3¢ (65) canceled by target & Sandusky OH c.d.s., on cover addressed to Milestown MS, with oval hand stamp "Prisoner's Letter/Johnson's Island/Examined TOC", includes enclosure with same address, a scarce piece of postal history; pencil notation on reverse states "Missing Stamp", Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 667

1864, letter to Nashville TN, carried outside the lines, cover is addressed to Mr William A Carroll, Nashville Tennessee, In care of Capt Marcumm, of Cop K 173 Regt OVS, To follow the Regt, with long two page letter from his wife, personal letter, with two swatches of fabric, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 668

1864, cover addressed to Secretary of War Joseph Holt, 3¢ canceled by grid and Philadelphia PA c.d.s., addressed to Washington, Holt was the Secretary of War, was the Judge Advocate General during the Lincoln assassination trial; light toning, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

It was rumored that Holt held back evidence that might have helped the accused
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Current Bid $100.
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Lot 669

1864 (June 24), soldier's letter mailed at Kanawha C.H., VA, to Red-Lion, OH, small envelope, endorsed "Soldiers Letter" and confirmed by the commanding Captain, with double-ring "Kanawha.C.H./JUN/24/1864/VA" c.d.s. at left; note the cancel still reads "Virginia" a year after West Virginia became a state; light overall foxing, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 670

1864 (Aug. 23), cover sent via B&O Railroad, from Paw Paw [WV] to Mulberry, OH, a lovely cover bearing 3¢ #65 (slightly toned) canceled by eight-bar killer in blue, with matching oval "B. & O. R.R./AUG23/1864/Paw-Paw" handstamp at lower left; the postmaster at Paw Paw, Jacob Ziller, also served as the B&O's ticket clerk; hinge remnants on back, nevertheless Very Fine, a rare cover, which is noted on back: "This Cover Is Guaranteed As Genuine By [signed] Stanley B. Ashbrook", "Siegel" penciled on reverse.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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