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Choate, Joseph Hodges

Joseph Hodges Choate (January 24, 1832 - May 14, 1917) was an American lawyer and diplomat. Autograph Card Writing Signed, 04/16/n.y. -  3 1/2 x 2 written blk ink with browning overall, fine condition.   

 

$10.00
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Palfrey, John Gorham

John Gorham Palfrey (May 2, 1796 – April 26, 1881) was an American clergyman and historian who served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.  Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d. -  4 1/2 x 1 mounted 5 x 3 Leaf:  written in blk ink on fine old wove fiber parchment with browning and some lighter golden brown tones seen in outer-field.  Overall, fine condition. 

$25.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original Civil War Cover-Envelope "CATCH HIM CATCH HIM HA HA HA."  'John Bull (e.g.,national personification of the United Kingdom) and Napoleon to catch our bird were trying, Lifted by some Cotton Bales thinking it sick or dying, But now they have concluded it would better suit their ends, With both of the “belligerents” at present to be friends, Just when they think the bird within their power, They find like “Jeff’s” Fort Pickens, the grass are getting sour.' Printed by: New-York Unien Envelope Depot. 144 Broadway.  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope c.1860's - 5 1/2 x 3 3/4.  Dark blue die ink printed on early American made envelope with flap and full gum on verso; a lovely organic golden-browning hue seen with minimal abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition condition.

$19.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original Civil War Cover-Envelope "The Traitor's Doom." Copyright secured; printed by the:  Mumford & Co. 38 & 40, West 4th St. New-York.  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope c.1860's - 6 x 3 1/2, multi die ink printed on early American made envelope with flap closure and full gum on verso; a lovely and organic golden-browning hue seen with minimal abrasion seen. Overall, fine condition.

$19.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original Civil War Cover-Envelope "End of Secession." The hangman’s rope and noose in the shape of the skull represents the Confederate demise.  Printed by: New-York Unien Envelope Depot. 144 Broadway.  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope c.1860's - 5 1/2 x 3 .  Dark blue die ink printed on early American made envelope with flap and full gum on verso; a lovely organic golden-browning hue seen with minimal abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition condition.

 

$19.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original Civil War Cover-Envelope "The New Constellation."  'GA. MiSS. LA. ALA. NC. SC. TEXAS' 'The hangman's noose J.D.' Printed by: S.U. Upham 310 Chestnut St. Boston, Massachusetts.  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope c.1860's - 5 1/2 x 3 1/4.  Dark brown die ink, printed on early American made envelope with flap and full gum on verso; a lovely organic golden-browning hue seen with no minimal abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition condition.

$19.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original Civil War Cover-Envelope "Good Noose for TRAITORS."  Printed by: "J.W. Orr, In Clerk's Office Of The Dist. Court Of The U.S., For The Southern Dist. Of New York. Entered According To Act Of Congress, In New York 1861."  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope c.18601 - 5 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Dark Brown die ink, printed on early American made envelope with flap and full gum on verso; a lovely organic golden-browning hue seen with minimal abrasion. Overall, fine condition condition.

$19.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original Civil War Cover-Envelope "Behold the man! He said that Cotton Would surely make them inde-pendant! But see, my friend, 'the string he's got on.' A fit adornment to the end on't."  Printed by: Brown & Ryan, New York Copyright secured. Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope c.1860's - 5 1/2 x 3 3/4.  Blk. die ink, printed on early American made envelope with flap and full gum on verso; a lovely organic golden-browning hue seen with minimal abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition condition.

$19.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original Civil War Cover-Envelope "Agricultural Implements going South."  The reference is that early in the War weapons were being shipped south by Confederate Sympathizers under the guise of farm machinery. This rare political-editorial Cover features a nearly whole recto portion.  Printed by: New-York Unien Envelope Depot. 144 Broadway.  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope c.1860's - 5 1/2 x 3 1/48; Blk. die ink, printed on early American made envelope with flap and full gum on verso; a lovely organic golden-browning hue seen with no abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition condition. 

$19.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original & Rare Civil War Cover-Envelope "STRAYED"  Text reads: "From the neighborhood of Boonville, Mo an unruly JACK who was frightened by the sudden appearance of a lion, his jockey one PRICE being made very sick by the same appearance.  He is of no value whatever and only a low PRICE can be given for his capture.- Sam."  Printed & Published by: Ehrgott & Forbriger of Cincinnati, as a full size, Currier & Ives type Lithograph.  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope copyright 1861, - 5 1/2 x 3 1/8.  Blk. die ink, printed on early American made envelope with flap and full gum on verso; a lovely organic light golden-browning hue seen with no abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition condition.

$25.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original & Rare Confederate American Civil War Cover-Envelope reads: "JEFF's REPLY TO WHY DON'T YOU TAKE IT."  The satirical cartoon shows the name around the dog collar reads: Jeff, "Don't Want It Now.  We Want To Be Left Alone."  Printed & Published in Richmond, VA in 1861. Confederate State of America; American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope with a vignette of Ben Franklin, copyright 1861, - 6 x 3 1/2.  A brownish-red die ink, printed on imported British made envelope with flap and part gum on verso; a lovely organic rich golden-browning hue seen with no abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition condition.

$25.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original & Very Rare American Civil War Cover-Envelope iconography; two African American platation slave workers standing in field with working hoes, one asking "Whar' Massa Jeffs..." The other slave states, "Why Dey Lost de Ferry (i.e., Battle of Harpers Ferry, Va.) & "How Dey Has Goen To Win-Chess-ter" (i.e., Master Jeff, fled to Northern Virginia in Winchester) as a safe haven. Text reads: "SAM? WHAR'MASSA JEFFS SOGERS DIS MORNING (REPLAY) WHY DEY LOST DE FERRY & NOW DEY HAS GONE TO WIN-CHESS-Ter." Copyright 1862, - 5 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Printed and Published  by Magee, 316 Chestnut St. Phlis., PA. Blue die ink, printed on early American made envelope with full lap and gum on verso; a lovely organic light golden-browning hue seen with minimal staining. Overall, fine/very fine condition condition.

 

$55.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original & Rare Civil War Cover-Envelope "SECESSION" Circa1861, Patriotic Cover featuring an image of a caricature Confederate Cavalry Officer hanging from a gallow.  His tongue hangs out and his face is darkened from asphyxiation.  The rope around his neck is attached to a counterweight in the form of a cannon with the text "The Union 34 Pounder."  A pirate hat with shull and crossbones and a Confederate National Flag (Stars & Bars) atop his fallen of the head of the Cavalry Oficer. Printed by: Ehrgott & Forbriger of Cincinnati, - 5 1/2 x 3 1/8.  Blk. die ink, printed on early American made envelope with flap closure and full gum on verso; a lovely organic light golden-browning hue seen with minor abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition condition.

$35.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original & Rare Civil War Cover-Envelope, the Palmetto Flag, text reads:  "WE ARE SEVEN."   Printed in the Confederate State of America Richmond, Va. Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope copyright 1861, - 5 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Blk. die ink, printed on early British made envelope with full flap cover and gum on verso; a lovely organic light golden-browning hue seen and on verso, mounting residue. Overall, fine condition.

$18.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original & Rare American Civil War Cover-Envelope "SECESSION - EXTINGUISHER" Text reads: "Though not a wizard by profession, Old Uncle Sam knows how to save his Bacon, and deprive Secession Of its leading spirit--Traitor Davis."  Printed & Published by: Copyright secured Brown & Ryan, New York.  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope copyright 1861, - 5 3/4 x 3 1/8.  Blk. die ink, printed on early American made envelope with full flap closure and gum on verso; a lovely organic light golden-browning hue seen with minimal abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition.

$24.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original & Rare American Civil War Cover-Envelope; The Monkey Speaker, "The Speaker of the House..." Text reads: "The Speaker of the House of the "Southern Confederacy" now Assembled, July 20th, 1861."  Printed & Published by: Copyright secured Brown & Ryan, New York.  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope copyright 1861, - 5 3/4 x 3 1/8.  Brown ink die, printed on early American made envelope with full flap closure and gum on verso; a lovely organic rich golden-browning hue seen with minimal abrasion & a minor tear along edge (e.g., out of field). Overall, fine/very fine condition.

$25.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art & Propaganda

Original & Rare American Civil War Cover-Envelope "SECESSION" Text reads: "DIXIE!"  Printed & Published by: Copyright secured Brown & Ryan, New York.  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope copyright 1861, - 5 1/2 x 3 1/8.  Blk. ink die, printed on early American made envelope with full flap closure and gum on verso; a lovely organic and rich golden-browning hue seen with minimal abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition. 

$20.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art and Propaganda

Original Civil War Cover-Envelope The "Jeff. Davis and the Traitorous Congressman." "W e've Had Enough! Compromise."  "All Right, Jeff, Leave It To Me!"  Printed by the: S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St. Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope c.1860's - 5 1/2 x 2 2/3, Blk die ink printed on early American made fine woven wire fiber parchment envelope with no gum seen on verso; a lovely organic golden-browning hue throughout. Overall, very fine condition.

$22.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art and Propaganda

Original Civil War Cover-Envelope The "J.D. - HIS MARQUE." A GREAT SKULL AND CROSSBONES PIRATE FLAG OF DEATH VIGNETTE!  Printed by the: S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St. Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope c.1860's - 5 1/4 x 3 1/4, Blk die ink printed on early American made woven wire fiber parchment envelope with flap and full gum and residue on verso; a lovely organic golden-browning hue and minimal abrasion seen. Overall, fine/very fine condition.

$19.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art and Propaganda

Original Civil War Cover-Envelope "The way the Southern Loan was Taken."  Printed by the: S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St. Boston, Massachusetts.  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope c.1860's - 5 1/2 x 3 1/2, red die ink printed on early American made woven fiber parchment envelope with flap and gum on verso; a lovely organic golden-browning hue seen with minimal abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition.

$19.00
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1860s American Civil War Envelope Cover Works of Art and Propaganda

Original & Rare American Civil War Cover-Envelope - Text reads: "The "BRAGG" FRUIT of the PALMETTO TREE-son." A Confederate Officer Hanging; Printed & Published by: S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St. Boston, Massachusetts  Anti-Confederate American Civil War Illustrated Cover-Envelope copyright 1861, - 5  x 3 .  Blue ink die, printed on early American made fine envelope with full flap closure and gum on verso; a lovely organic light golden-browning hue seen with minimal abrasion. Overall, fine/very fine condition.

$25.00
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Abbott, John Steven Cabot
Autograph Slip Writing Signed 1863 3-1/2 x 1-3/8
$35.00
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Abbott, John Steven Cabot
Autograph Slip Writing Signed 01/1864 5 x 1-3/4 signed in New Haven Connecticut
$40.00
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Abbott, Lyman
Autograph Card Writing Signed (two cards) 4-3/8 x 2-3/4 and another 4 x 2-1/2
$35.00
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Abbott, Lyman

Lyman Abbott (December 18, 1835 – October 22, 1922) was an American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author.  Autograph Slip Writing Signed. 11/1893 - 7 2/3 x 2 1/2 written in blk ink with age-toning seen throughout parchment. Quotation : 'To do right is more than to think right and to be right is more than either'  Overall, fine condition. 

$20.00
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Adams, Charles Follen
Autograph Slip Writing Signed 01/30/1894 4-3/8 x 2-1/2 signed in Boston MA
$25.00
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Adams, Oscar Fay
Autograph Slip Signed 5 x 1-7/8
$25.00
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Adams, William Taylor 'Oliver Optic'
Autograph Card Writing Signed
$45.00
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Adams, William Taylor 'Oliver Optic'
Autograph Card Writing Signed 05/06/1876 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 - Boston
$45.00
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Adams, William Taylor 'Oliver Optic'
Autograph Card Writing Signed 10/01/1887 4-1/8 x 2-3/4 - Minneapolis
$45.00
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Adams, William Taylor 'Oliver Optic'
Autograph Card Writing Signed 05/20/1893 3/1/2 x 2-5/8 - Boston
$45.00
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Adams, William Taylor 'Oliver Optic'
Autograph Card Writing Signed 2- x 3-1/4 no location cited
$35.00
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Ade, George
Autograph Card Signed 3-7/8 x 2-1/4
$35.00
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Adler, Cyrus
Autograph Letter Signed 10/19/1938 5-3/4 x 7-5/8 to Rabbi Magnin re: thanking for the birthday wishes
$25.00
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Adler, Marjorie Duhan
Autograph Letter Signed 04/27/1964 8-1/2 x 11 to Rabbi Maxwell Dubin re: the subject of his forthcoming speech
$10.00
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Aide, Charles Hamilton
Autograph Slip Writing Signed 4/12 x 1-3/4
$25.00
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Alden, Isabella Macdonald
Autograph Card Writing Signed Ivory card 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 signed in black ink
$40.00
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Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
Autograph Card Signed 04/21/1903 4-1/4 x 3-5/8 signed in Massachusetts
$45.00
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Allen, James Lane
Autograph Slip Signed 3-3/8 x 1-1/4 document size that is mounted on a slightly larger paper
$30.00
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Allen, Steve
Autograph Card Signed 3-1/8 x 1-1/2 verso Melvin Harris Leo Baeck Temple card
$15.00
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Allibone, Samuel Austin
Autograph Slip Signed 5 x 2-1/4 lined paper
$25.00
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Alsop, Stewart Johonnot Oliver
Autograph Card Writing Signed 3 x 2 to Gerald Burg
$25.00
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Amis, Kingsley
Autograph Card Writing Signed Handwritten thank you Note on 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 card
$30.00
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Amory, Cleveland
Autograph Slip Writing Signed
$15.00
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Amory, Cleveland
Autograph Slip Writing Signed
$15.00
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Anthony, Henry Bowen
Autograph Slip Signed Ivory paper 4-1/4 x 2-1/2 signed in black in Rhode Island
$20.00
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Armour, Richard Willard
Autograph Card Writing Signed 3-1/2 x 2 verso Rabbi Alfred Wolf Commissioner business card
$20.00
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Arnold, Edwin
Autograph Card Signed 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 rounded corners brownish color
$35.00
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Arnold, Edwin
Autograph Slip Signed
$20.00
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Arnold, Elliott
Autograph Note Signed 5-1/2 x 4 to Rabbi Wolf
$15.00