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Auction 156, Lot 55

"[Lot of 2 - Unused Civil War Envelopes] The Stars and Stripes Must Cover the Whole [and] The Union Must and Shall Be Preserved", Magnus, Charles

Subject: United States, Civil War Envelopes

Period: 1861 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

5.9 x 3.4 inches
15 x 8.6 cm

This lot consists of two unused Civil War era envelopes. The first depicts the entire United States with a large Union emblem covering the Pacific Northwest. It features many large and evolving territories in the west including an oversized Dakota encompassing all of Montana, an elongated Nebraska, and Arizona in its "confederate" configuration occupying the southern portion of New Mexico Territory. The second envelope shows the eastern half of the United States with the portrait of Union General McClellan being supported by Union soldiers. A nice pair of envelope maps which would be difficult to replace.


Condition: A

Minor soiling and toning along the edges, else fine.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/17/2016