VERY FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITHOUT THE ALLEGORICAL BACKGROUND SCENE, USED FROM FLORIDA.
This design is one of the rarest of the Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotics. It has 11 stars in both the flags and the sunburst. It omits the bridge, cannon, train, steamboat and cotton bale allegorical scene below the medallion, which is found on most of the other Davis designs (JD-1 thru JD-3). This is one of only two recorded Florida uses of this design, the other offered in lot 1659.
Ex Handy and Everett
EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING COMBINATION OF THIS 11-STAR FLAG DESIGN AND THE "VICTORY OR DEATH" MADISON RIFLES SLOGAN, USED ON A COVER FROM FLORIDA.
This is one of the most attractive Warrington Florida Patriotic covers we have encountered. The original or "Old" 10th Mississippi Infantry, including Company I (Madison County Rifles), was organized in March 1861 and fought in several campaigns and battles in the Western Theater during the Civil War.
Ex Gibson with his backstamp
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A CHOICE COMBINATION OF THIS 11-STAR FLAG DESIGN AND THE "SEMPER PARATUS" MOTTO OF THE QUITMAN LIGHT ARTILLERY, USED ON A COVER FROM FLORIDA.
Semper Paratus is a Latin phrase meaning "Always Ready." It is currently used as the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Quitman Light Artillery was an independent battery mustered into service on April 9, 1861, made up of men from Adams County, Mississippi. R. T. English was at first listed as 3rd lieutenant of the battery, but by November 1861 he had evidently risen to captain.
Ex Bogg. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 63
VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS HAND-HELD 11-STAR DESIGN USED FROM FLORIDA, WITH THE RARE RIMLESS "POSTAGE DUE 5" MARKING OF WARRINGTON.
The "Bartow" endorsement refers to Francis S. Bartow, the first Confederate brigade commander killed in action, at First Manassas. Other versions of this flag have the Bartow name printed along the flag staff.
Ex Dr. Briggs. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 66 and in Briggs's Florida Postal History During the Civil War on p. 253
VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE FLORIDA USE OF AN 11-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH THIS MISSISSIPPI MILITARY UNIT CORNER CARD.
The Fredonia Hards were raised in Pontococ County Miss. and made up Company C of the 27th Infantry Regiment. Captain Andrew J. Jones was promoted to Major before being killed during the Atlanta Campaign at the Battle of Resaca, in May 1864. This cover is illustrated in color in the 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 146)
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EARLY REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC COVER FROM WARRINGTON, FLORIDA.
The Briggs census records only two Flag and Tent Patriotic covers with this regimental imprint. This example is not listed in the census