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US and Possessions
Stamps and Postal History


Civil War Postal History including Patriotics




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Lot 4004

1861-70, soldier's correspondence, all between Capt. Robert Ross and his wife and daughter, including 5 patriotic covers (best being a beardless Lincoln design) and 4 later covers, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 4005

1862, 4 soldiers letters from the same correspondence, all on patriotic stationery, with detailed description of life as a soldier, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 4006
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Patriotic cover to London (Scott 37a), ties lovely 24¢ gray to "Flying Eagle with Flag" Patriotic cover front (rebacked) addressed to London, England; stamp well-centered and tied by Boston "PAID" in barred circle, with red "Boston/JUL/16/61 [year slug inverted, appearing as "19"]/Br. Pkt." alongside; red London "PAID" receiver below dated 27 JY 61; light corner toning, likely from the rebacking, otherwise Very Fine, a pretty item, and an unusual foreign destination usage, with 2008 A.P.S. certificate.
Walcott 2624.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,800.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4007

1861, 5¢ buff + 10¢ green (Scott 67, 68), used on a patriotic cover with 1862 docketing, from Albany, N.Y. via New York and Bremen to Germany; neatly repaired cover flaws at top, Fine to Very Fine appearance, patriotic covers going abroad are, to say the least, very scarce.
Scott $3,805.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4008

Commanders of the Federal Army, a handsome Magnus litho (Walcott unlisted), large size (198 x 120 mm), showing a composite of 11 different Union generals, franked on the reverse by a 2¢ Black Jack (uncanceled), probably from late 1862; creased and worn, Very Good to Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $160
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Lot 4009

"Life Scene in Camp", in black on buff cover addressed to Oregon, Ohio; franked by #65 tied by both double-circle Nashville/DEC/15/Tenn (year unclear) postmark and its accompanying four-ring target; toning and light edge wear to cover, staining to perforations and margins of stamp from adhesive, Fine to Very Fine, very rare.
Bischel 1340. Walcott W-884.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $120
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Lot 4010

"The Arms of the Keystone State", spectacular multicolor design on a cover franked with a straight-edged 3¢ rose (65) tied by a mostly complete Philadelphia c.d.s., Mar 20, 1863, Edward Cogan, Philadelphia imprint on the flap; to St. Louis, Mo., Fine to Very Fine, ex-Bischel.
Walcott L-1744. Bischel 3345.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 4011

"Death to Traitors", in black, the message spelled out by soldiers and pennants, with "E. Cogan, 48 N. Tenth Street, Philadelphia." imprint on backflap; addressed to Elyria, Ohio, and franked by a well-sunned #26 (its copper red gone nearly orange yellow) tied by a grid cancel with JUL 11 (year not fully struck up) Philadelphia octagonal cancel alongside; face fresh, opening tear on reverse with area of paper loss from seal removal on backflap, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive cover, rare.
Bischel 1713. Walcott W-894.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $225
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