CIVIL WAR - PATRIOTIC COVER - CANNON EAGLE AND FLAGS
Illustrated Patriotic Envelope. Postally unused, 3 1/4" x 5 1/2". Nice graphic with printed sentiment below. From the outset of the Civil War, patriotic themes began to appear on envelopes illustrating various scenes, portraits, and sentiments. It is estimated that at least 200 different publishers and printers produced these covers, albums could be bought during the war in which to mount the envelopes. Curiously, the collecting of Civil War patriotic covers actually began during the war. It is believes that between 7,500 and 10,000 different designs exist.
Back of envelope is torn, face is Fine. (cwpo348); $35.