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United States Postal History continued...

UNUSED PATRIOTIC ENVELOPES continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1081 ogc imageCharles Magnus unused Camp Scene patriotic cover series, a similar set of 20 different numbered views only this set is printed in Bronze ink, another feature that Magnus was famous for, in actuality these are probably scarcer than the multicolor envelopes because most of this series was done in colors, all with Magnus imprint, fresh bright envelopes, slight adherence on the backflap where these were mounted at one time, very fine; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1082 ogc Charles Magnus unused patriotic cover collection of over 275 illustrated covers featuring Civil War Generals and other famous men, over 120 are in attractive handpainted colors with another 90 in bronze or gold ink, there is an excellent selection of different Washington covers from simple to very ornate with multiple scenes including the Rose of Washington design, there are numerous different Generals with many of General McClellan, often in ornate frames with another member of his staff, similar designs with President Lincoln, there is also a nearly complete set in black of the "Secesh Chain" which has handsome lithographs of Jefferson Davis, Alexander Stephens and military officers that served with the Confederacy, includes 28 of the 30 portraits lacking only #9 and #24, excellent quality over all with only a very few with stains, nearly all fine-very fine or better; an exceptional collection of largely different designs that would be hard to duplicate today; ex-Bleuler. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,625.00
Will close during Public Auction
1083 ogc Charles Magnus unused patriotic cover collection of Battle Scenes, includes over 175 marvelously attractive covers, this particular type is generally in full-side format making for beautiful illustrations, furthermore many of these were issued in series of up to twelve different numbered scenes of the same battle, some of these series are complete or nearly so, over 65 are in handpainted colors and another 95 are in Bronze or gold ink, a distinctive hallmark of Magnus, we note sets of twelve in bronze or gold of the Siege and Capture of Fort Donaldson and Movement of the Army from Washington to Richmond, plus a set of twelve in black of the U.S. Naval Expedition, also included in the hand-colored covers are fifteen out of 20 of the Camp Scenes from photographs, all are exceptionally attractive and we note only a tiny handful with minor flaws and virtually all of this type of design comes with Magnus imprint, choice very fine; ex-Bleuler. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1084 ogc Charles Magnus unused patriotic cover collection of attractive scenes of cities and buildings around the country as well as military installations such as forts and numerous hospitals, the collection includes nearly 250 covers with a large percentage being different, over 120 are in gorgeous handpainted colors and over 75 in bronze or gold ink, because of the subject matter many are in allover front designs, but there are numerous two-part designs with an allegorical figure or General accompanied by a scene of a city or a building, there are even similar five-part designs with four views, some are in series that are complete, or nearly so, such as Bird's Eye View of Alexandria, Va. or a fort or hospital that has three to five views, most have Magnus imprints, also includes three extra-large multicolor views on card, two with gold border, one is an extremely attractive view of Charleston harbor, an especially handsome collection, only two or three covers with stains, rest are fine-very fine or better; ex-Bleuler. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1085 ogc Charles Magnus extensive unused patriotic cover collection consisting of nearly 350 covers with a very large percentage being in beautiful handpainted colors, only about 60 in bronze or gold and less than 40 in single color inks such as black, lavender or green, this collection has a wide range of subject matter including allegorical female figures, male figures which are usually sailors or soldiers, also includes a number of different Eagles including an allover front example that has to be one of Magnus' most beautiful designs, also includes ones issued for both the Union and Southern States and even a few with military insignias, many with Magnus imprints, we note very few faults with virtually all being fine-very fine or better; certainly well worth examining as this is a marvelous collection of this popular and prolific publisher and seldom are such extensive collections seen today; ex-Bleuler. Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1086 ogc Civil War unused patriotic cover massive accumulation of over 950 envelopes, while duplication does exist the range of different designs by various stationers is immense (no Magnus covers), we note over 70 Kimmel imprinted envelopes, many in colors, the number of different caricature envelopes is significant with some scarce items such as the "House that Sam Built" series of ten as well as the rare envelope with all ten designs on a single cover, there are also numerous generals and the normal range of various patriotic themes and allegories, though interestingly there are virtually no Flag only designs, any flags are with other figures or symbols, also includes over 30 CSA patriotic designs including nine multicolor Magee covers with Arms of the Confederate States and set of eleven states in blue by Upham, also includes seventeen multicolor lithographs of views of Washington and 25 cards with multicolor illustrations and long biographies of Union Generals; overall quite nice with only a very few stains or back faults from mounting, mostly fine-very fine; an excellent opportunity for the collector trying to collect all the different patriotic envelopes or the retailer; ex-Bleuler. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1087 Patriotic illustrated song sheets being largely a magnificent collection of different Charles Magnus sheets, there are over 300 Magnus song sheets plus three of his foldout song books with six songs in each, illustrated and colored like the individual sheets, some attempt has been made to categorize the Magnus sheets by illustration and they are mostly different, but as would be expected with this prolific publisher the same illustration can be on different songs and the same songs can have different illustrations, we note eight sheets with large battle scenes across the top accompanied by matching patriotic covers with identical illustrations, of the 300 Magnus sheets only about 30 are in bronze or black, all the rest are in hand colors; there is also another 50 song sheets of other publishers including Magee and others, overall most are fine-very fine; an amazing collection that would be hard to duplicate today; ex-Bleuler. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1088 Patriotic illustrated letter sheet collection with a total of over 150 mint letter sheets (also 25 or so used sheets not counted), some being single pages and some double sheets, over 80 sheets were produces by Charles Magnus with at least 60 of those in handpainted colors, includes two examples of the large Panorama of Washington enclosure, one cut into four sections, the other intact but with stains, an additional large letter sheet has the same large view of the Capitol at the top (same as the large view on the bottom of the Panorama sheet), most of the Magnus items have his imprint, then over 75 letter sheets by other publishers including Magee and others, we note a large Kimmel letter sheet showing six views of New York with a hand colored map of lower Manhattan, condition varies but most are fine-very fine; an excellent lot of Civil War patriotic letter sheets that are actually quite a bit scarcer than their cover counterparts; ex-Bleuler. Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
CIVIL WAR LARGE LOTS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1089 c Civil War extraordinary postal history collection featuring the patriotic covers of the period, includes over 90 used covers (a couple are fronts) with different patriotic designs plus another 45 covers with patriotic labels, the patriotic covers include a wide range of designs including some multicolor Magnus, we note used cover fronts of a Dr. Angel cover to Austria with 12c Black and a large Panorama of Washington cover front used by a member of Congress, there are also smaller size lady's covers with patriotic designs, a number of covers have enclosures which include illustrated patriotic letter sheets, in addition to the used covers there are over 90 unused illustrated patriotic envelopes with 70 of these being the production of Charles Magnus, mostly in handpainted colors, including overall scenes of battles, and various locations, maps and much more, we note a Union Rose/East and West with fold out enclosure and the Magnus legal size envelope Panorama of Washington with the long enclosure showing numerous views of Washington, all in handpainted colors, there is a also a group of over 30 song sheets and letter sheets, again mostly Magnus in colors, condition varies ranging from typical faults to used covers to very fine and fresh used covers as well as most of the unused items; a substantial collection of this popular Civil War period and warrants careful examination; ex-Bleuler. Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $13,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1090 ogc Sanitary Fair and Civil War postal history collection, an amazing mounted collection in three large red albums relating to charitable organizations that functioned during the Civil War to help soldiers and alleviate their suffering, includes over 25 unused patriotics and 50 covers, some of which are quite scarce and attractive, the unused patriotics include sixteen Charles Magnus designs, mostly full side illustrations in hand colors and largely devoted to hospitals serving the military, the covers span a wide range of themes including a half dozen used patriotics, sanitary fair covers including three for the actual fairs that were used to raise funds franked with 2c Black "Jacks" (#73), a few unused or mint sanitary fair stamps, plus numerous covers and stationery provided to the troops for correspondence home, even a letter from Clara Barton who was so active in charity work and ultimately organized the Red Cross, another section of importance are twelve P.O.W. covers coming into or going out of Union prisons, we note items related to Fort Delaware, Camp Douglas, Camp Chase, Elmira, N.Y. and Point Lookout, Md. with its prison and hospital, etc. includes some with handstamp and ms. censor markings, even a couple of CSA across-the-lines covers to prisoners in Union prisons, throughout is found considerable collateral such as tickets for the sanitary fairs, broadsides and announcements or menus for the fairs, plus engravings and pictures, we note one striking contemporaneous original 9"x7" photograph taken by E.L. Stark, Regimental Photographer of the 160th Indiana Vol. Infantry showing a man (for the sake of perspective) sitting on a totally unbelievable mound of human bones at Andersonville Prison in Georgia after it was occupied by Union forces (everyone that sees it says, "we knew Andersonville was bad but we didn't know it was like that."); a spectacular collection that needs to be viewed to be appreciated ex-Bleuler. Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $17,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1091 c Naval related Civil War collection of postal history and unused patriotic covers in two large albums, includes 29 posted covers of which nineteen are illustrated patriotic covers with a naval theme, including some attractive and scarce designs, other covers are to or from ships that served in the Civil War, sailor letters and other covers relating to ships, then 90 different unused patriotic envelopes of which over 70 are Charles Magnus designs including nineteen that are hand colored and another nine in bronze or gold, many are full side designs, also includes three hand-colored Magnus song sheets, in addition there are numerous engraving of naval scenes and portraits of famous naval staff, etc., condition of covers varies a bit but overall fine-very fine and the unused patriotics are fresh and attractive; ex-Bleuler. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $7,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1092 c Union occupied territory Civil War postal history collection consisting of over 50 posted covers, plus letters and other collateral, throughout are eighteen used illustrated patriotic covers including some interesting and better designs including regimentals, another seventeen soldiers letters with some interesting markings such as a couple with Banks Division field post office cancels, ms. and straight line "Ship Island, Miss." pmks. where a Confederate P.O.W. camp for Union soldiers had been located prior to the occupation, the rest are covers from the various occupied locations, but we do note two CSA covers including a nice #1 on cover, occupied areas that are covered include Louisiana and Mississippi along the Mississippi waterway and including Tennessee which was accessed through this route, plus Florida and states along the east coast including Virginia, North and South Carolina, among the items of collateral are nine full-side Magnus unused patriotics that show locations and battles in occupied areas, some quite scarce, condition varies in the posted covers but many are fine-very fine and attractive; a fascinating and well written-up collection; ex-Bleuler. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $7,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1093 Civil War documents of the Union Army and Navy plus a range of other paper ephemera relating to the Civil War, over 50 items in all including illustrated patriotic letter sheets, mostly with letters from soldiers, in the documents we note such items as Navy Department orders, Fleet Surgeons requisition for disinfectants, discharge and furlough papers, quartermaster forms, rosters including crews of ships, enlistment lists, a very few forms have not been used but most have been filled in and bear the signatures of various officers and includes a signature card of General W.T. Sherman, etc., fine-very fine for this and interesting collateral for the Civil War specialist; ex-Bleuler. Est. $400-500

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1094 Civil War period leather photo album, beautifully tooled album with two brass clasps, designed to hold CDV (Carte-De-Visite) photographs and containing 20 gilt pages, each holding four photos, all are filled with 80 items, mostly CDV's of the period (includes a couple of tintypes and three engravings), largely Civil War officers and soldiers, not all are identified but we note Generals Hooker, Shields and Stonewall Jackson, also famous people of the period including Confederate States Vice President Alexander Stephens, Stephen Douglas, Dwight Moody, General Tom Thum and his wife and many more, photos are in nice condition and a magnificent album of the period; also includes a smaller similar tooled leather album with no photos; ex-Bleuler. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1095 imageCivil War photograph collection of Union Generals and officers, over 50 original photos of the period or close to it, mostly CDV's (Carte-De-Visite) measuring 62x100mm, but also includes a couple of tintypes and a cabinet card of General W. T. Sherman, we note a wide range of Union officers including Grant, Farragut, Gilmore, Palmer, Custer and many more, most have the officer identified, some are Brady photos, there is also a large camp scene, mostly fine-very fine and an interesting selection of Union officers; ex-Bleuler. (imagea) (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
CONFEDERATE STATES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1096 c imageU.S. #26, 3c Dull Red, tied by "Fort Smith/Ark/7 May" c.d.s. to small lady's cover to Alexander Stephens being a rare independent state usage, delightful letter from a girl accompanied by a pencil drawing of Stephens she copied from Harpers magazine requesting a photo of him in exchange, backflap missing, otherwise very fine; Arkansas was only an independent state for 12 days after secession on May 6th, because of this extremely short period very few covers are known from Arkansas and Fort Smith is not listed in Dietz; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1097 c U.S. #U9 imageU.S. #U9, 3c Red postal entire used to Smyrna, Tennessee with ms. "Gillelands Creek, Texas/Febry 7th 1861" postmark, used in the very short period of time (one month, six days) while Texas was an independent state after the ordinance of secession was adopted on February 1st, and before it was admitted to the Confederacy on March 6th, interesting enclosure datelined on February 2nd "Gillelands Creek, Texas (Rep)" where he discusses the secession and says, "Texas is out of the Union", light staining at bottom of entire and slightly reduced at left, otherwise very fine and a great piece of Texas postal history; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
1098 c U.S. #U26 imageU.S. #U26, 3c Red, star die postal entire with "Hollandale/Tex/Mar 7" c.d.s. and circular grid, used a day after Texas was admitted to the Confederacy on March 6th, posted to Prairie Plains, Texas in Grimes county, then the cover was turned and posted to Martainsville, Va. on September 6, 1861 with Prairie Plains ms. pmk. and provisional "Paid 10" in manuscript, the later posting includes a long four page enclosure, cover opened on three sides with tear to backflap, fine and scarce usage in this four month period when U.S. postage could be used in Confederate Texas; ex-Bleuler. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
1099 c 89XU2 image#89XU2, Warrinton, Ga, 10c (manuscript) on 5c Black Provisional Handstamp, excellent strike on cover with matching "Warrenton/Geo/Feb 20" c.d.s. at left, posted to Alexander Stephens in Richmond and marked "In haste", couple tiny worm holes at bottom not affecting markings and backflap missing as is usual for this correspondence, very fine; ex-Bleuler. (Image) $1,000.00

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1100 c 2, 5 image#2, 5, 10c Blue and 10c Rose, each on illustrated lithographed Richmond Female Institute college cover, the 10c Blue with three large margins and 10c Rose with four margins, both with ms. crossed pen strokes cancel, the first with ms. Mattoax, Va. pmk. and the other with similar ms. Chula Depot, Va. pmk. addressed to Mr. Charles H. Winston (school president), Richmond, Virginia, the latter with light stains affecting the stamp and tears to the back flap, fine-very fine; chartered in 1853, the school later became Richmond Women's College, the nucleus of Westhampton College; a nice pair of matched covers and very rare with the 10c Rose. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction

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