COLLECTION OF FOURTEEN UNUSED PRO-UNION CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC POSTAL COVERS DEPICTING DEVILS AND SKULLS. Civil War Patriotic Covers.

COLLECTION OF FOURTEEN UNUSED PRO-UNION CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC POSTAL COVERS DEPICTING DEVILS AND SKULLS.

[n.p. 1861-1865]. All uncancelled, generally 3" x 5-1/2". Occasional light wear, occasional light dustsoiling. A few have glue remnants on flaps from having been mounted; most do not. Very Good. The following postal covers listed by Weiss citation:

C-D-7. Image of the devil depicted as a gnarled tree root. Caption below reads, "The Root of Treason. Found in the 'Sacred Soil' of Virginia." Imprint below, "S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St." Printed in blue ink.
C-D-8. Gentleman in tattered clothing holding a bottle of alcohol in his hand hangs on a pole with a banner in Confederate style variation, chains and shackles hang from either side and a devil's head is perched upon the top. Caption below reads, "'Success shall perch upon our banner.' - J.D." Printed in black ink.
C-D-11. Confederate shield with image in the center stripe of the devil sitting on a bail of cotton. Caption below reads, "J.D., (his Crest.)" Printed in blue and red inks.
C-D-15. The devil dances along paying a flute with his nose and tapping on a drum with a Confederate flag flying high at the end of his pointed tail. Caption below reads, "The Standard Bearer of the C.S.A./ A H--- of a feller." Imprint printed vertically to left, "Wm. Edenburgh, 140 Nassau Street, N.Y." Printed in red and blue inks.
C-D-19. The devil depicted tree-like leads Confederate troops, pointing down the road they travel with trees surrounding it. Caption below reads, "Trees - on a hard road to travel." Imprint below image "S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St. Phila." Printed in blue ink.
C-D-24. Uncle Sam holds an ax ready to chop down a Palmetto tree with a Confederate flag flying from its trunk. The devil stands behind the tree saying, "WOODMAN SPARE THAT TREE." Caption below reads, "Uncle Sam cutting down the 'Secession Tree' just as it is in fall bloom, against the wishes of the planter." Imprint below caption "S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St." Printed in blue ink.
C-D-25. Jefferson Davis [J.D.] and Gen. Beauregard [Gen. B] being carried away by two running devils. Caption below reads, "JEFF AND BEAUREGARD on their LAST RIDE./ Traitor Jeff and his Vice Cotton. Stephens, Are now driven to their last kick.- First by the night-mare of secession, And then by the imps of Old Nick." Printed in blue ink.
C-D-40. Image of Jefferson Davis at the end of a large spit with the devil poking him with a pitchfork pushing him into a furnace or hell. A black man watches from overhead and says, "De Debil Claims His Own." Printed in black ink.
C-SK-4. "Vanity, Treachery & Death" over images of a peacock plume, a snake and a skull. Caption below reads, "SECESSION EMBLEMS." Imprint printed vertically to left, "D. Murphy's Son, Print. 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl-sts. N.Y." Printed in black ink.
C-SK-6. A long rope twisted to resemble a skull. Caption below reads, "End of Secession." Printed in blue ink.
C-SK-7. Variation of the previous cover with a slightly thicker rope twisted to resemble a skull. Caption below reads in all uppercase letters," END OF SECESSION." Printed in black ink.
C-SK-14. Image depicts an eye in the sky and a disembodied hand holding scales upon which the skull & crossbones of the Confederacy is outweighed by the battle-axe of the Union. Caption below reads, "Weighed, and found wanting." Printed in violet ink.
C-SK-17. Image of a skeleton standing outside of a large wine glass in which a Confederate soldier is slumped and sleeping inside holding a small Confederate flag in his hand. Caption below reads, "SECESSION WHISKEY. One dose warranted to kill, at 40 rod." Imprint printed vertically to left "D. Murphy's Son, Print. 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl Street, N.Y." Printed in gray. [Weiss has VI* for violet with a note "really Lilac."
C-SK-19. Image of woman wearing a bonnet and aproned dress being surprised by a skull coming up out of her teapot. Caption below reads, "Virginny, Mother of 'Old Dominion' Presidents and other (Wise) things, is asked by Mrs. Davis to try a cup of Secession tea - and finds DEATH in the pot!" Imprint printed vertically to left "D. Murphy's Son, Print. 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl-sts. N.Y." Printed in blue ink. Item #33980

Price: $375.00

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