Civil War Envelope, John Bull “don't See It.” Cartoon, 1861 For SaleThe John Bull “don't see it.” cartoon on this cover references the Confederacy's attempt to break Great Britain's neutrality. It depicts the British "John Bull" character looking through a cotton bale as a Southern planter entices him with a cornucopia and a slave holds a "Southern Victory" sign. Printed by J. G. Wells, N.Y. and postmarked Aug 19 Muskegon Mich. The Washington 1851-57 issue 3 cent stamp is worn. The envelope is in fair condition and includes its original contents, a letter of inquiry about possible work sent to “Malcom Campbel, Esq.” and dated Aug 18/61, from George Lembach, [Muskeegon], Mich, postmarked August 19, 1861.
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