Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1).
Clear strike of provisional markings, "Savannah Ga. Paid Aug. 10, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Quitman Ga. with "SAV. VOL. GUARDS. 1802" in Waving Flag Patriotic
design (FG-1), depicts a single standing soldier under an arch with draped columns, the Savannah Volunteer Guards were established in 1802 -- similar to some versions of the University of Georgia flag -- some edge tears and wear
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE USE OF THIS CONFEDERATE GEORGIA PATRIOTIC FLAG DESIGN. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.
This rare Georgia design is listed in the C.S.A. Catalog as known used only on the Savannah Postmaster's Provisional entire. We have not offered another example in our auctions. This was acquired by the Kilbournes privately in 1967 for $750.
Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 90
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