EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF DAVIS-STEPHENS PATRIOTIC COVER FROM CONFEDERATE MISSISSIPPI TO MINNESOTA PRIOR TO TERMINATION OF POSTAL RELATIONS.
From our 337th Sale, which offered one of the greatest Confederate patriotic cover collections ever formed. Ex Haas
EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY EARLY USE OF THE DAVIS-STEPHENS OVERALL FLAG PATRIOTIC - DATED APRIL 23, ONLY TEN DAYS AFTER FORT SUMTER SURRENDERED.
Ex Dietz (signed).
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF AN EARLY SEVEN-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC WITH A UNITED STATES STAMP USED IN THE CONFEDERACY.
This cover comes from the Johnson-Wood correespondence, a relatively recent find, and shows an extraordinary degree of freshness in the colors and paper. With 1983 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE FLORIDA USE OF A CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC. SELDOM FOUND WITH THE ORIGINAL LETTER INTACT, THIS EXAMPLE HAVING THE ADDED ATTRACTION OF A PATRIOTIC LETTERHEAD.
In the letter the writer, Jonathan Lyons Jr., tells his wife that meat is scarce, because the government is unable to buy any, and that Generals Anderson and Ruggles have arrived (he also mentions Gen. Bragg). Various events surrounding camp life are noted, including mention of a mysterious fire that destroyed the dock.
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF CONFEDERATE USAGE OF BRECKINRIDGE NORTHERN CAMPAIGN COVER.
Breckinridge and Lane were candidates of Southern Democrats' third party. Examples of the 1860 campaign envelopes were used in the Confederacy, and this is a very late (1862) date from a captain in the North Carolina Militia.
EXTREMELY FINE AND PRISTINE. SUPERB IN EVERY RESPECT AND CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF A CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC BEARING A GENERAL ISSUE.
Ex MacBride, who notes in pencil on back "Probably the finest Confederate Patriotic Cover in existence". Ex Richey, Kimmel (our 1976 sale where it realized $1,200) and Tara (Christie's 1986 sale where it realized $7,700). Signed Ashbrook. With 1976 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE EARLY REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC FROM PENSACOLA, FLORIDA. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVERS.
With original letter enclosure datelined "Camp Stephens, Pensacola, Nov. 12th /61" and written by a soldier to his mother. Obviously well-educated and far more articulate than the average Confederate soldier, the writer used four pages to wax eloquently about the war, but it is early and he has seen no fighting. Excerpts are: On the Federal landing at Beaufort, "Oh Ma it makes me shudder to think how Carolina blood will flow ere those infernal scoundrels are driven from our beloved soil."; On the North, "I have no doubt but what we have left enough brave men at home to teach Lincoln's abolitions hordes the madness and folly of attacking us in our homes and to let them know that it is just as much of an impossibility for Yankees and Carolinians to exist on the same soil as it is for them to free our negroes."; and continued fervent patriotism with many references to spilling blood and a final battle cry "I wear that Palmetto Tree on the front of my cap and I am going to wear it there when I get into a fight and let the Yanks know that I am not afraid to own my native state."
With 1965 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE AND FRESH. A WONDERFUL AND RARE DESIGN USED FROM FLORIDA.
Ex Judd. With 1974 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. SCARCE 13-STAR FLAG DESIGN - THE THIRTEENTH STAR REPRESENTING ADMISSION OF KENTUCKY INTO THE CONFEDERACY - AND RARE FLORIDA USAGE IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE QUALITY.
Ex Brown, Brooks and Antrim
A VERY FINE AND SPECTACULAR PATRIOTIC COVER WITH CONFEDERATE 10-STAR FLAG PRINTED ON FLAP OF LADY'S EMBOSSED ENVELOPE.
The scarcity of stationery resulted in a wide variety of adversity measures, such as this flag imprint on a lady's envelope.
FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND COLORFUL CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVER.
VERY FINE AND FRESH. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT HOYER & LUDWIG USED ON A PATRIOTIC.
VERY FINE. A RARE CONFEDERATE 13-STAR BATTLE FLAG DESIGN AND EXTREMELY RARE WITH THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH.
Ashbrook backstamp. Ex Antrim
A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE CONFEDERATE NINE-STAR FLAG, WHICH WAS CREATED DURING THE THREE DAYS AFTER ARKANSAS WAS ADMITTED AND BEFORE NORTH CAROLINA JOINED AS THE TENTH CONFEDERATE STATE.
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 of the few known.
VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE 13-STAR BATTLE FLAG DESIGN.
With 1990 C.S.A. certificate
FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. THIS SIMPLE DESIGN, ABANDONING THE USUAL FLAG MOTIF IN FAVOR OF A POLITICAL SLOGAN, IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF CONFEDERATE PATRIOTICS.
Throughout the war the Confederate government hoped to use international commerce to raise hard money and influence other nations to support the Southern cause. This rare slogan design promotes that effort. More effective, however, was the Federal blockade that isolated the Confederate States and disrupted regular trade routes.
Ex Kimmel. With 1976 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE AND COLORFUL CONFEDERATE USE OF UNION ZOUAVE PATRIOTIC COVER.
From our 337th Sale, which offered one of the greatest Confederate patriotic cover collections ever formed. Ex Tara
VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY UNUSUAL CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC DEPICTING BOTH THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE FLAGS.
Union patriotics showing the Confederate flag in any form are scarce. This captured usage is extremely rare. From our 337th Sale, which offered one of the greatest Confederate patriotic cover collections ever formed.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR EXAMPLES OF A CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC IN EXISTENCE. A MAGNIFICENT ITEM.
From our 337th Sale, which offered one of the greatest Confederate patriotic cover colections ever formed