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Civil War Era Covers
63 – Confederate P.O.W. held in occupied New Orleans prison
Drop letter posted December 15, 1864 well
after the July 1, 1863 rate change. Marked "Due 2" for twice the
deficient postage of one cent. Pvt. Joseph Durigneand was a member of
the Pointe Coupee Artillery Battalion. The cover is addressed to him and
states he is a prisoner of war. In another hand: "under treatment at New
Orleans La". It is also marked "Examined". It will take additional
research to determine where he was actually held. Only 11 covers are
known from the six New Orleans prisons. An exceedingly rare cover.
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63+65 (x2)+69 – Rochester patent cancel
Full cover sent from Rochester, New York, June 7, (1863) to
Bischofszell. Switzerland. It went via New York and Calais, France. The
rate was 21c (3c domestic mail and 18c credit to France. It was
underpaid by 2c, but was accepted. Marvelous bold Rochester patent
cancel which cuts the paper. Ex-Wilson Born (PH76-02) $750.00 Click
Striking Union Patriotic use of
the One-Cent 1861 issue
63 (x3) – Patriotic
Violet patriotic (Weiss no. M-L93 ) with Port Byron, Ill
CDS on domestic rate cover to Normal University in Bloomington, Ill.
Very slightly reduced at the right. Ex-Donald Evans (PH76-04)
Outstanding Woodcut Design
26 - Marvelous woodcut
Sent from Chicago to Dr.
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Glenview, IL. The Grove
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and educator Dr. John
Kennicott who brought
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Solo Use To France
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Black tied by New York
1912 duplex CDS.
Sent via steamer
Philadelphia to Banque
J. Allard & Co., Paris,
France. Opened by French
Military Postal Control,
oval stamp reading
“Ouvert 9” applied to
both front and back.
Return address printed
on back flap: Heidelbach,
Ickelheimer &Co., P.O.
Box 1854, New York.
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Deep lilac trial color die proof pulled
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