Abraham Lincoln Related
1865 Abraham Lincoln Illustrated Mourning Postally-Used Cover “We Mourn a Father Slain.” (Walcott Unlisted)
1865 Abraham Lincoln Illustrated Mourning Postally-Used Envelope Cover, “We Mourn a Father Slain.” (Walcott Unlisted). Milgram AL-377. Choice Very Fine.
Impressive sentiment in its simplistic black border design and well printed on off-white period wove envelope paper, 3c Stamp (Scott-65), tied on Cover to Nottingham, Pa. by a black Bullseye Target hand-stamp cancel, West Chester, Pa. 1865 Canceled Date Stamped. A couple small edge nicks and having light wear from use Cover. Cataloged by Dr. James Milgram in “Abraham Lincoln Illustrated Envelopes and Letter Paper 1860-1865” as AL-377, it is interesting how the memorial sentiment remains paternal in nature… Lincoln evolving in public sentiment during the War to being the strong, resolute “Father Abraham.” Attractive.