1860's Civil War "skull & Crossbones / Dead Head" Patriotic Cover / Envelope
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1860's Civil War "skull & Crossbones / Dead Head" Patriotic Cover / Envelope:
Very rare, original, ca1861, Anti-Confederate States Civil War Illustrated Patriotic Envelope / Cover with a fantastic, skull and crossbones cache. This fantastic, Anti Confederate Civil War Cover measures approx. 5 1/2" x 3 1/8" and is titled “A Confederate ‘DEAD HEAD’”. It features a human skull above crossed bones. The skull wears the hat of a court jester and donkey ears. Text on the crossed bones reads “20 Dollars a Head” and “Dead or Alive”. There is a bullet hole in the forehead of the skull and the initials “JD” (for Jefferson Davis” can be seen on the donkey ears.
We have owned hundreds of Civil War Patriotic (perhaps thousands) over the past 33+ years yet we have never come across this particular design before. It is signed by the publisher - D. Murphy’s Son of New York City.
The rare and wonderful, ca1861 Anti-Confederate design Patriotic Civil War Cover is an very good condition with some light and uniform age toning, light soiling and some very light edge wear only. This is the entire Envelope and includes both the front and back panels and the original flap closure!!
A very rare and fascinating, ca1861 Anti-Confederate States Civil War Illustrated Patriotic Envelope / Cover and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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