Auction 148, Lot 150

"[Lot of 3 - Unused Civil War Envelopes]",

Subject: United States, Civil War

Period: 1861 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
5.6 x 3.2 inches
14.2 x 8.1 cm

This lot consists of three uncommon Civil War era envelopes (unused). The first envelope displays a 34-star American flag superimposed over a map of the United States, published by William Perris. The map depicts the Confederate Territory of Arizona as well as the oversized territories of Dakota and Washington. West Virginia has yet to appear. The second envelope shows a profile of a bearded Jefferson Davis wearing a hat with the caption "Jeff Davis going in." By turning the envelope 90 degrees the profile becomes a donkey with the caption " Jeff Davis going out." The last envelope shows a large rat labeled "Octagenarian" with an American flag enticing a small rat with a Confederate flag tied to its tail to nibble at the bowl labeled Capitol. Size varies slightly.

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Condition: B+

Overall good condition with light soiling and toning.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/19/2014

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