Lot 112: 90 patriotic Civil War postal covers: Flag designs
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
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 Countrys in danger!- thats whats the matter. Man with a rifle dressed in an American flag and top hat. ++ The star spangled banner in triumph SHALL wave, Oer 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 freedoms sons the boast, Its stars and stripes long may they wave, upon Columbias 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 wont 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 Heavens bright mansions above, They folds are from Libertys 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.