12 covers, each 5½" X 3", New York, NY, n.y. Near fine. Unused and with faintest of age toning only and original gum present. Item #45239
Exceptional complete set, printed entirely in brown ink by Charles Magnus at 12 Frankfort Street in New York. Undated, although Steven R. Boyd in his "Patriotic Envelopes of the Civil War: The Iconography of Union and Confederate Covers" dates it to August 1861. While most of the dozen feature naval ships prominently in the middle ground or foreground, often with groups of soldiers (not sailors!) in various activities, only two covers actually depicts naval battles at sea and the final three covers depict infantry soldiers battling with no apparent nautical references whatsoever. A fascinating grouping seldom found complete and in uniform outstanding condition.