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Sale 1190 — The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Category — Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 7-Star thru 9-Star Flag Designs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1580
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1580, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 7-Star thru 9-Star Flag DesignsMonticello Flor. Nov. 4 (1861), Monticello Flor. Nov. 4 (1861)Monticello Flor. Nov. 4 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in arc handstamp on red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F9-2B), addressed to Savannah Ga. and turned with 10c Blue, Die A (11) inside, tied by Savannah circular datestamp and addressed to Abbeville S.C., just a bit of the gum from flap showing thru on front

VERY FINE. THIS 9-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC DESIGNS. TO FIND IT USED FROM FLORIDA AND TURNED WITH A GENERAL ISSUE STAMP IS EXTRAORDINARY.

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. This example used from Florida is one of only two 9-Star Flag uses recorded in the Briggs census. The other is offered in the previous lot.

Ex MacBride and Dr. Briggs. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 51 and in Briggs's Florida Postal History During the Civil War on p. 163

E. 7,500-10,000
5,250
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