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Lot 121 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

"Monument to the Memory of Jeff Davis," dramatic design shows skeletal Jeff Davis standing atop a pyramid of skulls, cover franked with 1861 1c and 3c (63, 65), all tied by perfect strike of "New York June 25 1862" duplex, also straightline "Advertised" and "1" in circle rate marking, cover originally addressed to New Jersey and re-addressed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, tiny edge crack at top and repaired backflap, from the Wyman correspondence, Extremely Fine, a beautiful and colorful item described in the Bischel catalogue as "the ultimate patriotic cover" (Weiss C-SK 21a)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)Union Patriotic Covers

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Lot 116 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

"For the Union, Connecticut," gorgeous multicolor Magnus design with two female figures and a waving flag at left and the state coat of arms of Connecticut at right, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by indistinct September Washington, DC double circle datestamp, cover addressed to Amesbury, Massachusetts, Very Fine, one of the most attractive state designs we have seen (Weiss ST-184, Walcott 1642)Union Patriotic Covers

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Lot 127 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

"Union." beautiful hand-colored design showing an eagle and flag, 1861 3c Rose cancelled but not tied by blue grid, matching "Peoria Ills. Apr 14 1862" cds at lower left, cover addressed to Chicago, stamp lightly oxidized, still Very Fine and attractive, 1991 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Weiss E-R-57)Union Patriotic Covers

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Lot 111 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

Beardless Lincoln in Thin Frame Facing Right, black design inverted at lower right, red and blue female figure with waving flag upright at left, franked with 1857 3c Dull red (26) tied by grid with matching "Lewiston Ms. May 20" cds (two months after inauguration), addressed to Harmony, Maine, barely reduced at left, light overall toning, still Very Fine, the only recorded example of this design, very eye-catching and unique with both designs printed opposite one another, a wonderful and choice patriotic (Weiss AL-56 var, Walcott 156 var)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)Union Patriotic Covers

H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

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Lot 122 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 122 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

"Ye Prince of ye Rebells (Jeff.) announceth to ye Rebell Cabinett..." caricature in blue of Jefferson Davis and his cabinet with a humerous verse (different than the one depicted in Weiss), 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by "Cynthiana K.Y. Oct 14" cds to cover to Oregon, Ohio, Very Fine, a particularly attractive and rarely-seen design (Weiss C-P-J-75 var)Union Patriotic Covers

H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

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Lot 117 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

"Loyal, Arms of Pennsylvania," attractive red and blue design with the state seal of Pennsylvania at left and a border of stars with the abbreviations of each state, Magee imprint on reverse, 1861 3c Rose (65) perfectly stocked-on-the-nose by black "Paid 3" in circle with matching "Bedford Pa. Paid Nov 30" cds alongside, addressed to McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, repairs at left and black construction paper adhered to reverse, still Very Fine appearance, one of only three recorded examples of this attractive design (Weiss ST-113)Union Patriotic Covers

H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

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Lot 128 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 128 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

Soldier Bidding Farewell To His Sweetheart, beautiful red and blue Wells design with imprint on reverse, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by indistinct double circle datestamp (Bischel catalogue says Memphis, Tennessee although we're not certain), cover addressed to Deerfield Parade, New Hampshire, bit of adhesive residue on reverse and very slightly reduced at right, still a Very Fine and attractive early design (Weiss SC-NB 103, Walcott 844)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)Union Patriotic Covers

H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

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Lot 112 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

Gen. Prentiss and Map, overall multicolored Magnus design, manuscript "Soldier's Letter" with officer's frank, black "Washington D.C. Nov 20" cds and straightline "Due 3," cover addressed to Columbia, Pennsylvania, barest trace of edge toning, large piece of black construction paper adhered to reverse, still Extremely Fine appearance, a rare and striking design (Weiss PM-217)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)Union Patriotic Covers

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Lot 123 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 123 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

"Our Country," red and blue design with quote from John A. Dix ("If any one attempts to haul down the American Flag..."), franked with 1861 10c Green (68), stamp tied by neat "Albion Pa. Jan 6" cds to cover addressed to Enniskillen, Canada West, backstamped Hamilton and Oil Springs, barely reduced at right, still Very Fine and attractive cover to a wonderful destination (Weiss F-R-232 var, Walcott 2732 var)rnProvenance: Marc Haas (Stanley Gibbons/London, 1980)Union Patriotic Covers

H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

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Lot 107 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 107 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

"One of the F.F.V.'s after his Contraband, General Butler 'Can't see it.'" red and blue caricature with D. Murphy's Son imprint, 1861 cover from the Angell correspondence to Munich, Bavaria with two each 1857 3c Dull red, Type III and 1860 12c Black, Plate 3 (26, 36B) tied by Boston "Paid" in grid, manuscript "Per Asia, New York, via England & Belgium," red "Boston Br. Pkt. 7 Paid Jul 30" also ties 3c, red boxed "Aachen 1 8 Franco," black "Munchen 15 Aug 1861" on reverse, Extremely Fine, an extraordinary showpiece, particularly scarce franked with stamps of the previous issue, wonderful in every respect (Weiss C-BL 53)rnProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)rnMarc Haas (Stanley Gibbons/London, 1980)rnJon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)Union Patriotic Covers

H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

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