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Auction 194, Lot 125


"[Unused Civil War Envelope] The Stars and Stripes Must Cover the Whole",

Subject: United States, Civil War

Period: 1861 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

5.3 x 3 inches
13.5 x 7.6 cm
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This unused 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. One star appears to be covered up, although it is unclear whether this was intentional or just a printer's smudge.


Condition: B+

Minor toning and soiling.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/13/2023