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U.S.A. Patriotic Covers
Lot No Type Description Price
3163 PAT image U.S.A. (1861) Eagle* carrying banner of truth* over serpent* in tree*. U.S. Civil War Patriotic cover with bicolor illustration imprinted "Northern Shiver-lery!!!". Franked with 3 cent rose #65 tied with fancy diamond grid, circular date stamp Dec 30 1861 from Sturgis, Michigan. Walcott-958. (Used Civil War patriotic covers are considered to be historic documents and are usually accepted in international thematic exhibits). Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $250
5711 PAT image U.S.A. (1861) Washington*. Free frank patriotic cover with bust in profile of George Washington and motto "We defend the land of Washington." Includes return envelope addressed to 2nd Main Regiment, Company B. Free frank patriotic covers are hard to find.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9089 PAT image U.S.A. (1861) Caricature of Bull*. Bale of cotton*. U.S. Civil War Patriotic cover with illustration of John Bull at entrance to a pawnshop and Southern gentleman with bale of cotton. Inscribed at bottom with the following conversation: Yancey - Mr. Bull, how much can you advance on Confederate Loan? J.Bull - I think I would rather advance on your Cotton."" William Yancey was a political leader of the southern cause, who realized that the entire cotton economy of the south depended on slave labor. John Bull, of course, represented Great Britain. Yancey made a trip to Britain a month before the Civil War but, while able to persuade them to remain neutral in the war, was unsuccessful in securing full recognition of the Confederate government. (Used Civil War patriotic covers are considered to be historic documents and are usually accepted in international thematic exhibits). Some minor soiling. Gorgeous and detailed illustration! (Photo inside front cover)""
AVAILABLE AT $175
9121 PAT image U.S.A. (1861) Stags*. Eagle*. Coat of arms*. American Flag*. Patriotic cover (patriotic covers from the Civil War are considered historical documents and are generally accepted in international philatelic exhibits) franked with 3 cent Washington rose Scott No 65, Yvert No 19 tied by large circular date cancel of Washington dated January 31st. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $150
9150 PAT image U.S.A. (1861) Flags*. Eagle*. Serpent*. Patriotic cover with color illustration of eagle carrying American flag and holding a serpent in its beak. The serpent is spitting venom on the Confederate flag. Inscribed below "Irrepressible Conflict! (Used Civil War patriotic covers are considered to be historic documents and are usually accepted in international thematic exhibits). US Scott No 65 tied by illegible circular date cancel. Some minor soiling and rough edges, but nevertheless a compelling design!""
AVAILABLE AT $75
9151 PAT image U.S.A. (1861) Lizard*. Civil War Patriotic Cover. (Civil War patriotic covers are generally accepted in international thematic exhibits and are considered historic documents.) Often patriotic covers attempt to ridicule the enemy as is the case here where the South, An original Secessionist"" is compared to a fork-tongued (dishonest) lizard. Franked with a 3 cent Washington rose, Scott No 65, Yvert No 19 tied by fancy geometric 8 segment rosette accompanied by date cancel of January 5th from Portland, Maine. Rare!""
AVAILABLE AT $225
4388 PAT image U.S.A. (1862) Man* carrying bale of cotton* riding two horses simultaneously*. Patriotic cover "John Bull's Feat of Horsemanship," a veritable circus scene! Roughly opened at right and very slightly reduced on left. Interesting reverse image of front cover on back. (Patriotic covers from the Civil War are considered historical documents and are generally admissible in International Philatelic Exhibitions). Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $325
10689 PAT image U.S.A. (1862) Miners*. Ship*. Interesting Civil War Patriotic cover (Civil War Patriotic covers are considered to be historic documents and usually accepted in International Philatelic Exhibits) of the 14th New Hampshire regiment. Cover franked by a 3 cent Washington rose, Scott No 65, Yvert No 19 tied by circular date cancel of Nov. 28th from Washington, D.C. Patriotic covers were used to ridicule the South or as in this case to glorify the Northern army. Very good condition. Exhibit item!
AVAILABLE AT $120
4356 PAT image U.S.A. (1863) Hands shaking*. Flag*. Constitution*. Bundle of fasces*. Patriotic cover with multicolor illustration to show the strength of the Union. Franked by 2 US 3 cent Scott No 65. (Used Civil War patriotic covers are considered to be historic documents and are usually accepted in international thematic exhibits). Very fine and lovely!
AVAILABLE AT $120
9001 PAT image U.S.A. (1864) Farmer* with flag* and plow*. Patriotic cover with misregistered illustration. The picture was intended to be printed in two colors (blue and orange) but one color is shifted to the left by about 10 mm, resulting in a double impression! Two copies of US Scott No 73 tied by target, Washington cancels. (Used Civil War patriotic covers are considered to be historic documents and are usually accepted in international thematic exhibits). A rare usage, and unusual to find errors on patriotic covers!]"
AVAILABLE AT $275

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