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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item Mem9581: Gettysburg National Museum Commemorative Cover

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Mem9581

Gettysburg National Museum Commemorative Cover

9 1/2 x 4 1/4, envelope featuring an illustration of President Lincoln at left. Imprint reads, Gettysburg National Museum, Inc., Gettysburg, Pa., World's Largest Collection of American Civil War Relics. Below this is President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and at the bottom is, See The Battle Of Gettysburg Re-Enacted On The Electric Map, "One of America's Greatest Attractions." Circular date stamped, Gettysburg, Pa., Nov. 19, 1963, 3 PM, with a 5 cents U.S. Battle of Gettysburg postage stamp that is stamped in black "Pray For Peace."...  

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President Abraham Lincoln First Day Cover

6 1/2 x 3 1/2, envelope featuring a beautiful color bust illustration of President Lincoln at left. This is what is known as the famous $5 bill pose. Imprinted below his portrait is, Abraham Lincoln, 16th President Of The United States. Circular date stamped, Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 1965. Includes a 4 cents U.S. President Lincoln postage stamp, and an embossed stamp in the amount of 1 1/4 cents, Auth. Nonprofit Org., with vignette of the Liberty bell of Philadelphia. Stamped in black below the postage stamps is First Day Of Issue. Choice unused...  

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Cover Sent From Petersburg, Va. by Civil War Veteran of the 148th Pennsylvania Infantry

Wounded twice during the Civil War and had his hand amputated

Pennsylvania State Congressman


Henry Meyer was a 21 year old resident of Rebersburg, Pa., when he enlisted on August 25, 1862, as a private, and was mustered into Co. A, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was wounded in action on May 3, 1863, at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va. He was promoted to corporal on November 16, 1863. He was wounded a second time this coming on May 10, 1864, at the battle of Po River, Va., which...  

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President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Commemorative Envelope

Honoring the 125th Anniversary of his immortal address at Gettysburg

7 3/8 x 4, commemorative envelope, with vignette of President Lincoln at left, and imprint at center, Commemorating the 125th Anniversary, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, 1863 November 19 1988, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Postmarked, Gettysburg, Pa., 17325, Nov. 19, 1988. There are 2 U.S. postage stamps at the upper right with one of them being the 3 cents commemorative stamp issued to honor the Gettysburg Address, and the second one depicting an American flag with a star...  

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Home Made Cover Carried by the Mississippi Steamboat Brilliant

Addressed to an historic Antebellum woman cotton plantation owner in Louisiana!

This is a circa 1840's home made envelope that was constructed by using an 8 x 10 thick, blank sheet of writing paper that was folded into an envelope. Bold and neatly addressed in ink to Mrs. Rachel O'Connor, St. Francisville, La. Written at the bottom left corner is "Brilliant" which is the name of the steamboat that carried this envelope, and whatever contents it may have once contained, quite possibly a letter from her half brother David, her...  

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item Mem9540: Used Yankee Patriotic Cover With One Cent U.S. Postage Stamp

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Used Yankee Patriotic Cover With One Cent U.S. Postage Stamp

Full color illustration of an American flag, and a firing cannon, with the slogan, "The first man that attempts to haul down the American Flag, shoot him on the spot." These famous words were spoken by Union General John A. Dix in 1861, which became know as Dix's American Flag Dispatch. The envelope is addressed in ink to Dean or Deacon Bachman, Pulteney (SIC) Steuben Co., (SIC), N.Y., with C.D.S. and a partial imprint, Gene[va], Sept. [?], and a One Cent blue, U.S. Ben Franklin postage stamp. (A24) that is tied on to the cover by the postmark....  

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Surrender at Appomattox First Day Cover & Stamp

Used, 6 1/2 x 3 5/8 envelope, with metal like plate affixed at the left edge with oval vignette of President Abraham Lincoln, and fully equipped and armed Union and Confederate soldiers standing below him. Printed above and below the Lincoln portrait is, Surrender At Appomattox, April 5th, 1865. (Error issue as the manufacturer of the plate got the date wrong!) Includes an original 1965 U.S. postage stamp, with silhouette of a standing soldier with stacked muskets at his side. Imprint on the stamp, Civil War Centennial, Appomattox, with a quote from...  

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Homemade Envelope Sent to Greenville, South Carolina

With Two Cents President Andrew Jackson postage stamp

Very fine example of a homemade Southern cover that was made by folding a 6 1/4 x 5, thick brown color piece of paper into thirds to form an envelope. With 2 cents red brown U.S. postage stamp with a profile bust illustration of General and President Andrew Jackson. Scott #146, without grill. Black cancellation. Addressed in ink to N.E. James, Care Edward F. Stocks, Greenville, S.C. Circa 1870. These stamps were printed by the National Bank Note Co. Light wear, and aging. Very...  

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1863-1864 Turned Cover, Rhode Island & Vermont

Civil War dated envelope that was mailed two different times

This is an original Civil War dated cover that was postally used on two different occasions. The envelope was first used to send a letter to Mrs. Mary C. Johnson, Providence, Rhode Island, P.O. Box 735. It has a C.D.S., New York, Jul. 18, 1863, with cancelled 3 cents rose George Washington postage stamp. The envelope was completely turned inside out in order to use it a second time, thus comes the term "turned cover." It was then used to send a letter to Miss Olive K....  

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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Commemorative Cover

Unused, commemorative postal envelope issued at Gettysburg to celebrate the 119th Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Illustration at left of a seated President Lincoln writing at a table. He is putting the finishing touches on his now immortal Gettysburg Address. This scene took place at the historic David Wills House located on the square in Gettysburg. David Wills was a prominent Gettysburg attorney who was the person most responsible for inviting President Lincoln to Gettysburg to give a few appropriate words at the dedication of the...  

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1948 Gettysburg Envelope, 85th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

First Day Of Issue of Gettysburg Address U.S. postage stamp

6 1/2 x 3 5/8, cachet envelope with an illustration of President Abraham Lincoln at the lower left, with the imprint, "85th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address," above. C.D.S., Gettysburg, Pa., Nov. 19, 1948, with a 3 cents blue, U.S. postage stamp, (A425) with vignette of President Abraham Lincoln, and a quotation from the Gettysburg Address. Stamped in black, First Day Of Issue. Addressed in pencil to Jane Donley, E. Broadway, Gettysburg, Pa. Very fine.  

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The Battle of Gettysburg

8 x 4 1/2 card, with full color illustration of Union and Confederate soldiers in battle. "The U.S. Military Historic Stamp Collection" is printed at the bottom. There is a 5 cents, Civil War Centennial, U.S. postage stamp mounted at the upper right commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863-1963. Descriptive text on the reverse. Very nice Gettysburg collectible.  

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