A WONDERFUL MATCHING COVER AND LETTERSHEET WITH 9-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGNS.
The ninth star represents the admission of Arkansas, which was followed only three days later by North Carolina. Due to the short time period there were fewer 9-Star Confederate Patriotic designs produced than any other flag design (7 thru 13 stars). Surviving examples are rare, and we believe the lettersheets are even rarer than the covers.
Acquired by the Kilbournes in 1966 in Siegel Sale 304 (lot 2100)