Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 417

Price Realized: $ 5,040
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(MILITARY--CIVIL WAR.) PATRIOTIC COVERS--CONFEDERATE. The Cause of all our troubles. Two copies of a rare hand-colored Confederate cover; both are complete; one has the flap glued down with signs of having been in an album; the other has some staining, but the flap is free of the envelope. (Philadephia?), circa 1861-1865

Additional Details

Two hand-colored covers, showing a black man within a wreath; in the background are finely engraved scenes of a peaceful South before the war. It is interesting to note the subtle differences in coloring between the two covers.