VERY FINE. THIS VERSION OF THE BASIC CONFEDERATE 7-STAR FLAG DESIGN WITH "C.S.A." IS CONSIDERABLY RARER THAN OTHER VARIETIES.
The few examples of this rare "C.S.A." flag design we were able to locate were used from Virginia post offices. The last we offered was a handstamped "Paid" use from the same correspondence as the cover offered here (ex Dr. Brandon).
Ex Weatherly and Kilbourne
FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE CONFEDERATE 9-STAR FLAG, FRANKED WITH THE 5-CENT DE LA RUE TYPOGRAPH ISSUE.
The ninth star represents the admission of Arkansas, which was followed only three days later by North Carolina. Very few examples of the 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic designs are known, some of which have handstamped "Paid" markings and no stamps. This small, choice cover with the 5c De La Rue franking is one of the finest we have encountered.