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original sheet of 4 tickets for the Democratic party listing Horatio Seymour as candidate for Governor in 1864
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original sheet of 4 tickets for the Democratic party listing Horatio Seymour as candidate for Governor in 1864

By unknown

Horatio Seymour (May 31, 1810 – February 12, 1886) was an American politician. He served as Governor of New York from 1853 to 1854 and from 1863 to 1864. He was the Democratic nominee for president in the 1868 presidential election. Offered is a uncut sheet of four original tickets for the Democratic Union Ticket listing Horatio Seymour as candidate for Governor. He was a candidate for the Governor of New York state in 1864.

$20.00

undated political broadside written by A Mechanic which was the pseudonym for Jacob Frieze who is shifting his allegiance to the Democratic party in protest
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undated political broadside written by A Mechanic which was the pseudonym for Jacob Frieze who is shifting his allegiance to the Democratic party in protest

By A Mechanic or Jacob Frieze

Established in 1834, the Whig Party was a reaction to the authoritarian policies of Andrew Jackson.. "King Andrew," as his critics labeled him, had enraged his political opponents by his actions regarding the Bank of the United States, Native Americans, the Supreme Court and his use of presidential war powers. Offered is a scarce broadside written by A Mechanic who was Jacob Frieze, who was an Universalist minister from New England. After retiring from the ministry, he became a political journalist, reporting on, and participating in the events culminating in the Dorr War in 1842. He opposes Norman Warner, who is a Whig in Berlin, Ct therefore he is leaving the Whig party, and joining the Democratic party in his opposition to Mr Warner's firm grip over the town of Berlin. Worldcat lists 2 copies in book form, but does not list any broadsides.

$100.00

1864 presidential printer\'s proof ballot for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson for use in Seneca County, Ohio
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1864 presidential printer's proof ballot for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson for use in Seneca County, Ohio

By unk

Intriguing printed "(U)nion Presidential Ticket / Election Nov. 8, 1864," imprinted Logan County, Ohio, crossed out in pencil, "Seneca County" written above. "For Pres., (A)braham Lincoln, of Ill. For Vice Pres., (A)ndrew Johnson, of Tenn.," the left margin a printer's error, cut closely, removing first letter of "Union," "Abraham," and "Andrew" – in addition to printing the wrong county. Large woodcut of a Rubenesque Miss Columbia, wearing Centurion helmet lettered "Liberty," brandishing "Union" sword, stars on sunrays behind, the woodcut possibly drawn locally by an aspiring artist. 2 1/2 x 7. Also listing 21 Ohio Electors. Light folds, one pinhole at center, lacking blank upper right corner, some dust toning, else about very good, and an interesting conversation piece. Likely a printer's proof, hastily cut from a larger press sheet, for the Board of Elections to proofread before running the job; indeed, research shows that one of the electors, Jacob Scroggs, was from Tiffin, in Seneca County, not Logan County (he was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention).

$150.00

1844 stampless illustrated letter sheet for Henry Clay & Frelinghuysen campaign against the Democrat  James Polk of Tenn.
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1844 stampless illustrated letter sheet for Henry Clay & Frelinghuysen campaign against the Democrat James Polk of Tenn.

By G H Brodhead

The 1844 United States presidential election was the 15th presidential election, held from Friday, November 1 to Wednesday, December 4, 1844. Democrat James K. Polk defeated Whig Henry Clay in a close contest turning on the controversial issues of slavery and the annexation of the Republic of Texas.-Wikipedia. The 1844 election was a prelude to the slavery debate, which became the burning question in the years leading up to the Civil War.Henry Clay was a whig, and James Polk was a democrat in favor of slavery, and the annexation of Texas. The letter sheet has jugate images of Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghusen, with the slogan Huzza!, Huzza!, the country's risen. The sheet was published by Narine & Co 11 Wall St, New York. This is shown in the Milgram book as HC-7 The letter was written by G H Brodhead in NY, and regards the sale of stocks. A scarce presidential campaign letter sheet from the 1844 election.

$200.00

Civil War patriotic union envelope with Anti- Southern sentiment with image of Jeff Davis hanging from a tree
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Civil War patriotic union envelope with Anti- Southern sentiment with image of Jeff Davis hanging from a tree

By unk

Graphic anti- CSA sentiment pictured on this unused postal envelope issue during the Civil War as opposition gathered towards the South and Jefferson Davis. It was most likely produced by Charles Magnus, of New York City, well known printer of the period. Many different designs of this nature were produced during the Civil War period. Excellent example in color.

$30.00

Munn & Co. 1858 illustrated advertising cover for Munn & Co. Scientific American Patent Agency NY, NY
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Munn & Co. 1858 illustrated advertising cover for Munn & Co. Scientific American Patent Agency NY, NY

By Munn & Co.

Scientific American was founded by inventor and publisher Rufus M. Porter in 1845[2] as a four-page weekly newspaper. Throughout its early years, much emphasis was placed on reports of what was going on at the U.S. Patent Office. Offered is an early advertising cover for the Scientific American, with illustration of it's New York office, and the interior of the building in 1858. Very nice ephemeral item relating to the early days of the patent office.

$47.50

5 original manuscript letters written by a farmer from Licking County Ohio during the American Civil War with commentary on the war.
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5 original manuscript letters written by a farmer from Licking County Ohio during the American Civil War with commentary on the war.

By James T Maholm

James Maholm letters Licking County, Ohio 1860-1861 James T Maholm was a farmer in Licking County, Ohio during the American Civil War. The 5 letters he wrote to Charles E. Cannon in Belle Point, Delaware County, Ohio are preserved as one unit and offered here. The 1st letter dated January 26, 1860 was written from Chatham, Licking County, Ohio. James writes about the party he had, and all the young ladies in attendance. He describes the muddy roads, and is happy about the snow, which makes for fine sleighing, which he prefers. The 2nd letter dated Nov. 26, 1860 was written from Locust Grove, Licking County, Ohio. In this letter he writes about mutual friend, and fine crops, including the price for his wheat. Flour, and hogs. He then comments about the War, which had started in April of 1861. " Well Ed, didn't we give it to the locoes ...Honest old Abe made all of them move up Salt River didn't he but we lost our congressman...that was rather a hard pill to swallow, but we had to stand it. Our Newton Township gave Lincoln ten majority". He continues with more family news. The 3rd letter dated July 1st, 1861 was also written from Locust Grove, Ohio. He tells Ed " I am alive and well and that is all anybody can brag of this year, for it is the hardest times I ever saw. There is no news, only war, war from one week's end to another there has been eleven boys gone to war from Chatham. Jim Burns, Harvey Pence, and Tony Insco was among the number...Have you gave up going away or has these war times kept you at home. The remainder of the letter regards family, and change of millers and the price for wheat, flour, corn and cattle very low. Letter #4 is dateline July 30, 1861 and is written from Locust Grove, Ohio. James writes about a good harvest, but wheat is bringing low prices, as are hogs and other agriculture items. He writes about a red headed woman, and asks Ed to visit him if he is able. On the war he writes " The war excitement has run very high hear. Licking Co. has sent upwards of five hundred troops. There has three companies from Newark, over a 100 in each company, and they are raising a horse company there now which leaves next week......sent a company and Granville sent one, so I think Old Licking has done pretty well" Letter # 5 is dated Sept. 20, 1861, and is written from Locust Grove. He writes about a fair, young letters, and horse racing, but also mentions the war " The war excitement is still pretty high hear-sic. There is a company leaves this county nearly every week. We have from ten to twelve hundred in the field...That does pretty well for old Licking" The mail from these small towns was sent from Newark, Ohio. This last letter is accompanied by it's original postal envelope, and it is postmark with a black Newark, Oh. Postmark and franked with the 3ct stamp of the period. These 5 letters provide an insight into the lives of civilian resident citizens and farmers, and their support of the war. During the American Civil War, an earth-walled fort was established on a tall hill overlooking the Ohio, near the Salt River. It guarded passage through Louisville and south on the road along the Ohio River, which much later became known as the Dixie Highway. It also protected against Southern forces attacking from the Ohio River and up the Salt River. Fort Duffield may be the best-preserved earthen Civil War fort in America and illustrates how important river access via the Salt River and the Ohio was to early travelers

$100.00

28 page scrapbook with original artwork on postal covers & envelopes both used postally and unused, along with photos & paper clippings
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28 page scrapbook with original artwork on postal covers & envelopes both used postally and unused, along with photos & paper clippings

By Mrs A. Houghton Reeves

Scrapbook with cardstock covers, 9 x 12 in., containing 28pp featuring 40+ sketches, illustrated envelopes, photographs, and newspaper clippings (each mounted on front of album page) kept by the wife of Artist A. Houghton Reeves. Based on the address included on each of the envelopes addressed to Mrs. Reeves, she was in Oyster Bay, NY, while her husband worked downtown in Brooklyn. Some also include a Kent, England address. Approx. 14 original pen and ink sketches, some hand colored, are included in the sketchbook, with at least 8 initialed by the artist, accompanied by approx. 15 envelopes (covers, most postmarked Brooklyn, NY, dating from 1916-1919), featuring playful sketches and McCready characters incorporated into Reeves' lettering. Sketches range from scenes showing the artist and his wife dining together; a "self portrait of the artist dining alone - seems to have little to eat" (as captioned); people and goblin-like creatures dancing across covers of envelopes; Uncle Sam and other caricatures of unidentified men and women; stereotypical depiction of an African American subject galloping on a donkey; a man running away from a snake (possibly the artist); rabbits dancing under the sunshine while a man watches through a spyglass; a man taking a woman for a leisurely canoe ride; and more. Sketches/illustrated envelopes range in size from 2 x 3.5 in. to 6.75 x 9.25 in. Seven (7) photographs are also mounted throughout the album, ranging in size from 3.5 x 4.5 in. to 4 x 6.25 in., some accompanied by inked inscriptions. They presumably show the artist and his wife, as well as family and/or friends.

$300.00

The Kilbourne Collection
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The Kilbourne Collection

By Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries

Exception collection of Postmasters' Provisionals used in the CSA during the Civil War. All covers shown in full color, with extensive descriptions. one of the finest collections ever assembled. Sale # 815

$5.00

The Alyeska Collection of Pony Express Mail
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The Alyeska Collection of Pony Express Mail

By Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries

The Pony Express, which ran from April 1860 to October 1861, followed the physical manifestations of White Americans' destiny and crossed the boundary between the Antebellum era and the Civil War. This collection is a display of the various means used to transport the mails from St Joseph Missouri to California in 10 days. Much historic information re the pony express is included in the catalog.

$5.00

The Frelinghuysen Collection
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The Frelinghuysen Collection

By Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries

the Frelinghuysen collection is one of the finest ever assembled. It combines the description of the cover, along with the historic background regarding the place it was used and the people involved. An excellent reference work for the student of the Postmasters' Provisionals.

$10.00

The Peter Sharrer Collection of Confederate Postmasters\' Provisionals
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The Peter Sharrer Collection of Confederate Postmasters' Provisionals

By Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries

The Peter Sharrer collection of CSA postmasters' provisionals is one of the finest collections ever assembled. Each cover has a page for a full size photo and the facing page is filled with historical information about the postmaster and the cover itself. Exceptional rarity throughout.

$10.00

Correspondence on the proposed Southern Convention Mar. 7, 1850 referred to as the Nashville Convention
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Correspondence on the proposed Southern Convention Mar. 7, 1850 referred to as the Nashville Convention

By D.L Yulee

three page document with letter from the Florida delegation with printed signatures of D L Yulee, Jackson Morton and E.C Cabell. The letter contains strong statements about the North seeking to undermine the Southern "social structure" (slavery) and urges support of the Nashville Convention to organize Southern opposition to the Compromise of 1850. The document was sent in the form of a stampless folded letter, with green Tallahassee, Flor postmark and 10 rate marking, also in green. This was in the famous Maroni collection. Please read the document in the photo section regarding the Nashville Convention. This will be included with the letter. This is a scarce document regarding this important event in American History leading up to the American Civil War.

$500.00

overall illustrated advertising envelope with image of Railroad Wheels made by N & A Middleton
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overall illustrated advertising envelope with image of Railroad Wheels made by N & A Middleton

As the Civil War came to a close in 1865, many companies were expanding to the West. This opened up a vast territory for railroad expansion, and many companies began manufacturing parts for railroad cars and engines. N & A Middleton, of Philadelphia made wheels for railroad cars. This pretty overall illustrated advertising cover has an image of the wheels made by this company. The stamp was issued for the Civil War period, and has a vf negative anchor cancel in black. The postmark is station K Phila. VF illustration and postal cancel.

$250.00

overall illustrated envelope with stock image of Springfield, Vt showing houses and gardens
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overall illustrated envelope with stock image of Springfield, Vt showing houses and gardens

By unk

Many towns wanted to present the best image of their town as they could. Springfield chose this stock envelope illustrated image to present what they felt was an inviting image of their town. Other New England towns used this envelope to advertise their village. A vf envelope with image of a town, showing the American flag, Victorian houses, and a manicured garden, with people walking freely about town. The envelope has a Springfield, Vt postmark, which is dated 1894. The stamp is the 2ct Columbian issue, issued for the Columbian Exposition.

$75.00

overall advertising envelope with image of the Howe Sewing Machine factory and steam boat in Bridgeport, Ct.
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overall advertising envelope with image of the Howe Sewing Machine factory and steam boat in Bridgeport, Ct.

By unk

Between 1865/67, Elias established The Howe Machine Co. in Bridgeport, Connecticut that was operated by Elias's sons-in-law, the Stockwell Brothers until about 1886 An 1868 letter and mailing envelope are offered here. The envelope has a beautiful overall advertisement for the Howe Sewing Machine Co., of Bridgeport, Ct. It shows a huge factory with steamboat named the Elias Howe Jr in the foreground. I'm not sure how many liberties Howe took when designing this envelope used for advertising purposes in 1868

$250.00

overall illustrated advertising cover for the Bullard and Parsons Co of Hartford Ct with image of a Bullard Drill press 1860\'s
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overall illustrated advertising cover for the Bullard and Parsons Co of Hartford Ct with image of a Bullard Drill press 1860's

By unk

As the Civil War came to an end, New England became a major hub for industry and manufacturing companies. Many towns from Vermont to Rhode Island became hubs for the machine tool industry. One of the major companies was the Bullard Machine works, of Hartford, Ct. This advertising cover has a wonderful overall image of the drill press, which was produced by the Bullard & Parsons co. Many companies used their postal envelopes to advertise their wares, and this envelope is a wonderful example of such advertising.

$150.00

Beautiful overall  illustrated advertising cover for a music store in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1864
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Beautiful overall illustrated advertising cover for a music store in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1864

By unk

American Advertising in the 1860's and 70's came in many forms, including circulars and broadsides. Trade cards were introduced later in the century. Some of the fanciest advertising came in the form of postal covers. Merchants could mail correspondence nation wide for 3cts, and many took advantage of this cheap postage to advertise their products while sending correspondence to their customers. This postal cover in gray, with an image of a lyre is a wonderful example of an advertising cover used to sell a music store business in Milwaukee during the Civil War. The stamp was the one issued for the Civil War period as the previous issue had been declared void once the southern states had left the Union. A previous owner paid $175.00 for this in 1991.

$150.00

overall illustrated advertising postal cover with a vf illustration of the factory run by Henry Troemner  in Philadelphia.
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overall illustrated advertising postal cover with a vf illustration of the factory run by Henry Troemner in Philadelphia.

By unk

American Advertising in the 1860's and 70's came in many forms, including circulars and broadsides. Trade cards were introduced later in the century. Some of the fanciest advertising came in the form of postal covers. Merchants could mail correspondence nation wide for 3cts, and many took advantage of this cheap postage to advertise their products while sending correspondence to their customers. In this example of advertising, Mr. Troemner mailed postal envelopes to his customers with images of his large factory in Philadelphia. This was a inexpensive form of advertising, and it gave his customers an impressive view of his business. The cover has a vf Philadelphia postmark, and is franked with the 3ct banknote issue, with 5 in the center of a target cancel

$75.00

The Natural and Civil History of Vermont
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The Natural and Civil History of Vermont

By Samuel Williams

A sound copy of this scarce book on the Civil and Natural History of Vermont. The map is complete and tipped into the front. The map was created by James Whitelaw, of Ryegate, famed surveyor. The book was published in 1794 by Isaiah Thomas and David Carlisle and sold at their bookstore in Walpole, NH, and by Thomas at his bookstore in Worcester, Mass. The book was written by Rev. Samuel Williams, who was the grandson of Rev. John Williams subject of the famous 1704 Indian raids on Old Deerfield, Mass, which was the subject of the book by Mary P Williams "The Boy Captive of Old Deerfield" This is a classic Vermont book. 12 are listed in OCLC.

$300.00

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