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Lot 112: 90 patriotic Civil War postal covers: Flag designs

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • 90 patriotic Civil War postal covers: Flag designs
  • 90 patriotic Civil War postal covers: Flag designs
  • 90 patriotic Civil War postal covers: Flag designs
  • 90 patriotic Civil War postal covers: Flag designs
  • 90 patriotic Civil War postal covers: Flag designs
  • 90 patriotic Civil War postal covers: Flag designs
  • 90 patriotic Civil War postal covers: Flag designs
  • 90 patriotic Civil War postal covers: Flag designs
   
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Description: [Civil War Postal Covers] 90 Civil War patriotic postal covers (incl a few duplicates) featuring the flag, sometimes with an eagle, Lady Liberty, etc. Mostly 2 colors (red and blue), at least 1 in 1 color of ink. 3 have the flag and motto embossed rather than printed (incl 1 duplicate). 2 have a sticker at upper left like a postage stamp; on all others, the flag is lithographed directly on the envelope. Mostly about 3 x 5 ¾ in. with some variation, but some are singificantly smaller. Mostly very good to near fine, backs show evidence of removal from an album, as should be expected from a large collection of postal covers. Some have light pencil notation near edge or on verso. Some have minor foxing. Text of the postal covers is as follows:++ “Up with the stripes, down the the bars, This warning truth proclaim:- Where cease to wave the stripes and stars, The people cease to reign!” ++ “Death to Traitors!” 1 flag.++ Different lithograph with 2 flags and same slogan. Issued with yellow envelope (not the white envelope used for all other postal covers present here.) ++ “Onward, Right Onward.” Lady Liberty with flag.++ 2 copies: “We are all here.” Shows 2 American flags surrounded by 2-letter abbreviations for states (incl. those seceding). ++ Same concept: A ring of state abbreviations, 1 flag only set against a cloud/sun design. No slogan.++ Another ring of state abbreviations. Flag at center is topped with an eagle. Left edge: “Magee, 316 Chestnut St., Phila.” ++ God save the Union.++ “ ‘The Union of Lakes and the/ Union of Lands-/ The Union of States none can sever;/ The Union of Hearts and the/ Union of Hands,/ And the Flag of our Union Forever!’ “++ “Flag of the Brave, they folds shall fly/ the sign of Hope, and Triumph Nigh.” ++ “The Country’s in danger!- that’s what’s the matter.” Man with a rifle dressed in an American flag and top hat. ++ “ ‘The star spangled banner in triumph SHALL wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.’ “Man holding a flag and sword.++ “Sustain the Government!” Left edge: “Lith. by J. Sage & Sons Buffalo, N. Y.” ++ “Liberty and Union! Now and Forever, One and Inseparable!” ++ “The streaming flag of liberty, Of freedom’s sons the boast, Its stars and stripes long may they wave, upon Columbia’s coast.” ++ “The Constitution and The Laws.” Eagle perched on a rock with a flagpole. ++ “Long shall it Wave.” ++ “Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise.” ++ “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” ++ Our Union-Our Constitution/ and our Flag/ ‘Not for a day, But FOR ALL TIME.’ ++ “ ‘If any one attempts to haul down the American Flag, shoot him on the spot.’ John A. Dix.” ++ Same motto and scheme, again with liberty cap at top of flagpole, but lithographed with a different stone. ++ “If any one attempts to haul down the American Flag, shoot him on the spot.’ ++ “Long May It Wave.” Stars arranged in circle pattern (not the rectangular right-angle grid). ++ “Long May It Wave.” Stars not circular.++ “Long may it Wave.” Different lithograph with rectangular pattern. ++ “Liberty and Union!/ ‘Long may it Wave!’ “ ++ “ ‘Stand by the Flag.’ “ ++ “Stand by the Flag!” “14th Regt N.Y.S.M.” printed on flag. Liberty cap at top of flagpole. Left edge: “Lith by J. Sage & Sons, Buffalo, N. Y.”++ 2 copies: “Union Forever.” Embossed, not printed.++ “The Constitution and the Union!” Flag waving to the right, with a lithograph. ++ Different lithograph, same slogan, smaller flag waving to the left. ++ “ ‘Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.’ “ Contemporary handwritten number on front.++ “ ‘Obey the laws and support the Constitution of the United States.’ Dying words of Douglas.” ++ “The star-spangled banner must wave over every rebel state.”++ “Stand by the Union.” ++ “Protect it!” ++ “These Colors won’t run.” ++ “The Banner of the Free!” Flag against sun/cloud background. Left edge: “Milton, Printer, N. Spruce Street, N. Y.,” ++ “Now and ever.”++ “ ‘Stand by the Union.’ " ++ “ ‘The Union, it must be preserved.’ “ ++ “Our emblem.” ++ “ ‘Not a stripe erased, not a star obscured.’ –Vox Populi.” Shows American flag with stripes coming off. ++ “Hemp better for Traitors than Cotton.” ++ “The Union.” ++ Envelope with sticker at upper left showing American flag without text. ++ “Union and the Constitution” within a banner connecting to the top of a flagpole, just below a liberty cap. ++ “The Union/ [flag]/ and the/ Constitution.” Text above and below flag (not in banner). ++ “Stand by the Red, White and Blue.” ++ “Union and Liberty.” Eagle and flags. ++ “ ‘Stand by the Flag.’ “ ++ “To Traitors a Terror, To Patriots-Glory.” ++ It must be defended.” ++ Envelope with sticker at upper left showing a cavalryman carrying an American flag. Above illustration: “Job 39: 21.” ++ “In triumph shall wave.” ++ “Thy stars are from Heaven’s bright mansions above, They folds are from Liberty’s hand, Thy colors are those that all Patriots love, The Red, White and Blue of our Land.” ++ “The Union Must and Shall be Preserved.” ++ No violator of this Flag shall go Scott free.” Left edge: “A. S. Robinson, Hartford.” ++ “ ‘If any one attempts to haul down/ the American flag/ shoot him on the spot.” 2nd line red in Roman type, 1st and 3rd lines blue in italics. ++ “The real people must rule everywhere.-Vox Populi.” ++ Embossed (not lithographed): “Stand by the flag.” ++ The Star Spangled Banner shall ever float above the filthy Rag of Disunion.” American flag on same pole above an upside-down 3-stripe 7-star flag. ++ The other postal covers show only an American flag-themed design, without text.

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