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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1002
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1002, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due, "Fleetwood Academy Va. Oct. 16" (1861). Manuscript college postmark with matching "Paid 5" on small cover to Staunton Va. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-27), bright and pristine

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS SMALL 7-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN, IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION. A GREAT RARITY MADE EVEN MORE DESIRABLE BY THE COLLEGE USE.

Fleetwood Academy, a military school for boys located in King and Queen County Virginia, was founded in 1839 by Oliver White. Modeling itself after the Virginia Military Institute, Fleetwood was noted for offering courses in mathematics, Greek, French, and natural philosophy, with an estimated yearly enrollment of thirty-five to forty cadets (source: revolvy.com).

Illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog on p. 429 and in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 42

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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