Stamps (Philately)/Patriotic covers


3 covers
3 covers  
Mr. Weiss,

30 years ago I bought a lot of about 75 union covers for less than $100.00. The gentleman  who sold them to me me pointed out that  a small group of them were not ordinary and that I should not let them go without knowing more about them.  I took his advice and would ask you if he and  I did the right thing by holding on to them. Here are three of the five I've held on to. Thank you for any help you can give me.


Hi Barry,

 I will try to help. In terms of market value - which would vary depending on where you sell the material - the 3 you show are roughly worth about $25/30. That would be on the high end.  A dealer (assuming they are sound - no holes in the back or damage that can't be seen in your pictures - would probably offer you about $15., which would be fair. If you would like to discuss the disposal of these 75 covers, please contact me privately at and I can be more helpful to you. I assume that you know that I am the author of the definitive catalog of these covers "The Catalog of Union Civil War Patriotic Covers", which has sold over 800 copies since it was published in 1997?


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William R. Weiss, Jr.


United States - Virtually any kind of stamp, cover, essay, proof, cancel, covers, etc.


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