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Lot 112 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

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 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

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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

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Lot 102 - united states postal history fancy cancels - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

Owosso, Michigan, "Female Bust in Profile," bold strike ties 3c Red "F" grill (94) to small cover to Niles, Michigan, "Owosso Mich. Mar 23" cds alongside, very slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and attractive example of this scarce but crude cancel which was previous described as "looking rather like a monkey" (Skinner-Eno PH-F 63)Fancy Cancellations - Other Cities

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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

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Lot 113 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 113 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

War Department Building and Bust of Lieut. Gen. Scott, multicolored Magnus two-panel design, portrait of Winfield Scott in uniform facing left with imprint below, War Department headquarters at left, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by Alexandria, Virginia postmark, cover addressed to Camden, New Jersey, very slight reduction at right, still Very Fine and most attractive (Weiss FP-WS-75)rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)Union Patriotic Covers

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Lot 118 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 118 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

"The Loyal States - Vermont," beautiful olive all-over design with the Vermont state motto seal, also Liberty reclining with a flag, remarkably well-centered 1861 3c Pink (64; stamp was submitted as a Pigeon blood and in our view certainly has a distinctive bluish tinge) tied by September 12, 1861 Washington, DC cds to cover to Rutland, Vermont, Reagles imprint on reverse, tiny piece out of backflap, Extremely Fine and attractive, 1987 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Weiss ST-57a, Walcott 1808)Union Patriotic Covers

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Lot 108 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 108 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

"In Union There Is Strength," red and blue design of a scimitar with swords and shield, J.M. Whittemore imprint with address, addressed to Dr. Henry C. Angell in Paris, franked with two 1861 3c Rose (one with natural s.e.) and two 1861 12c Black (65, 69), all tied by black semicircle of wedges killer, red "Boston Paid 24 Feb 17" cds, red March 2 Calais transit marking and matching boxed "PD," backstamped the same day in Paris, one 12c placed precariously close to the edge so a few blunted perfs, Extremely Fine and attractive cover from the Angell correspondence, stamps pay the 30c Treaty Rate to Paris (Weiss O-S 40, Walcott 2692V)Union Patriotic Covers

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Lot 129 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers -  H. R. Harmer Inc The

Lot 129 - united states postal history Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

Eagle Above Flag Surrounded by States, red and blue design without verse or imprint, 1861 3c Rose (65) just tied by target with matching "Washington D.C. Jun 1 1863" double circle datestamp at left, on cover to Pembroke, New Hampshire, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive (Weiss ST-528, Walcott 1764)Union Patriotic Covers

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Lot 103 - united states postal history fancy cancels - H. R. Harmer Inc The "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Part V

Albany, New York, Negative "Lincoln" and Stars, lovely strike ties ties 1861 3c Rose (65) to advertising cover for "Jared & C.B. Holt, Dealers in Leather & Findings," light strike of "Albany, N.Y. Oct 14" cds alongside, on cover to Racine, Wisconsin, Extremely Fine, a wonderful example of this ever-popular fancy cancel, particularly on such a clean advertising cover, a gem (Skinner-Eno LC-NP 15)Fancy Cancellations - Other Cities

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