Group of approximately 180 unused patriotic Civil War postal covers, almost all with a small illustration to the front left side of the envelope and many with an accompanying slogan, with imagery including flags, Lady Liberty, animals, historical figures, caricatures, eagles, agriculture, military, flowers, and other related illustrations. Overally very good condition, generally minimal wear, some with some slight toning, foxing or soiling, a few with very minor tears. Most approximately 3 x 5-1/2 inches or 2-5/8 x 4-7/8 inches each. Loose as issued. Various places, circa 1861-1865.
Some of the highlights include:
"Good 'Noose' for Traitors"
"The Devil - The First Secessionist"
"Shoot the first Man that attempts to pulldown the American Flag"
"The Union is as Good as Wheat"
"An ASS-ault from a 'Masked' Battery"
"A rebel attack on pickin's"
"Feed the light of Liberty, that it may burn the brighter"
"Onward to Victory!"
"Boar-egard Throwing Up Intrenchments"
"Franklin - A Northern Man with Union Principles"
"No folly 'neath the sun surpasses the folly of these suicidal Asses!"
"Treason - Found in the 'Sacred Soil' of Virginia"
"Let Union be your watchword my brave Soldiers"
A wonderful and important collection of American patriotic history. Book ID: 50270