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Sale 795 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 October, 1997

Category — Patriotic Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1211°
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1211, Patriotic Covers3c Dull Red (26), 3c Dull Red (26)3c Dull Red (26). Tied by faint "West Charleston Vt. Oct. 30" (1861) cds on cover to New York City with red Palmetto Tree, View of Vacant Charleston Harbor, and Caption "Charleston, S.C. 1871", the so-called "Prophecy of 1861" design, a strangely subtle prediction of Charleston's fate in 1871, reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine, we know of only two other examples of this Union propaganda design, this is the only one used from West Charlton Vt., ex Matthies

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1212, Patriotic CoversFriar's Point Miss. Apr. 17 (1861), Friar's Point Miss. Apr. 17 (1861)Friar's Point Miss. Apr. 17 (1861). Partly clear circular datestamp and quartered cork in circle cancel, three strikes of "Paid 3" in circle on back of red and blue Davis-Stephens 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to St. Paul Minn., sender's instructions "Mail Direct", four of the stars shaded by hand, tiny edge tear at left

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

E. 4,000-5,000
4,750
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1213, Patriotic Covers3c Dull Red (26), 3c Dull Red (26)3c Dull Red (26). Well-centered, placed in field of stars and tied by bold "St. Louis Mo. Apr. 23, 1861" cds on red and blue Davis-Stephens 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Philadelphia, backflaps neatly rejoined with archival tape, top flap has small piece missing

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).

E. 2,500-3,500
2,000
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1214, Patriotic CoversFranklin Depot Va. May 20, Franklin Depot Va. May 20Franklin Depot Va. May 20. Bold greenish blue circular datestamp perfectly struck tying 3c Dull Red (26) on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Edenton N.C.

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

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1215, Patriotic CoversLouisville Ky. Apr. 28, 1861, Louisville Ky. Apr. 28, 1861Louisville Ky. Apr. 28, 1861. Blue double-circle ds and grid on 3c Red Star Die entire to Keene Ky., 7-Star Confederate Flag cut out and affixed to upper left, no guarantee that it originated, but Very Fine and probably contemporary

E. 150-200
475
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1216, Patriotic CoversPensacola Fla. Sep. 4, Pensacola Fla. Sep. 4Pensacola Fla. Sep. 4. 1861 cds with "Paid" in circle and "5" rate handstamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Mobile Ala. with matching flag letterhead datelined "Camp Continental, Pensacola, Sept. 6th [sic] 1861", the writer has embellished the flag on the letterhead with "1776" in the field of stars and "Continental" across the white bar, cover very slightly reduced at right, letter has splits reinforced with archival tape, both are still in fresh and excellent condition

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.

Ex Antrim

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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BIG SHANTY/March 28. Two-line Georgia datestamp between wavy-line borders, "Paid 5" woodcut straightline hs on red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Newnan Ga., half inch of left edge incl. small part of design has been skillfully restored, still presentable and very rare use of Big Shanty straightline on a patriotic

E. 500-750
1,050
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Savannah Geo. Nov. 22. Cds and red "Due 5" in oval hs on buff cover with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Musical Instruments Patriotic design, "Bartow Artillery C.S.A." caption and Hill imprint, pencil endorsement from soldier in Barotw Artillery, to Warsaw Ga., backflap removed, sealed opening tears at top and slight wear, still Fine and an extremely rare regimental design, Ashbrook backstamp, ex Richey, MacBride and Matz

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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Byram Miss. August 21st. Ms. pmk. with matching "Paid 5" on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to New Orleans, slight edgewear and few pinholes, Very Fine and rare

E. 500-750
525
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Corinth Miss. Jul. 20 (1861). Clear strike of cds and "Paid 5" in oval hs on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Wenona Miss., sender's routing, reduced at right and small repair at upper right, faint toning, otherwise Fine

E. 750-1,000
650
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1221, Patriotic CoversHorn Lake Miss. Jul. 16, Horn Lake Miss. Jul. 16Horn Lake Miss. Jul. 16. 1861 cds and large "Paid" and "5" handstamps in watery black ink on blue Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse Patriotic cover to member of 9th Regt. Miss. Vol. at Warrington Fla, with original enclosure on matching stationery, purple vignettes, minor faint dampstaining, still Fine and extremely scarce usage, especially desirable with letterhead

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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Comfort N.C. Oct. 20, 1863. Ms. pmk, matching "Pd. 10" on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic cover to St. Lawrence N.C., some overall soiling, Fine and rare town marking, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
220
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1223, Patriotic CoversFayetteville N.C. Jun. 19, 1862, Fayetteville N.C. Jun. 19, 1862Fayetteville N.C. Jun. 19, 1862. Double-circle ds and "Paid 5" in circle on Breckinridge-Lane Campaign yellow cover to Gilmer's Store N.C., Raynor imprint, with original letter enclosure and a printed conscript notice datelined "Head Quarters, 68th Regiment, N.C.M., Greensboro, July 3rd, 1862" and addressed to writer of letter

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.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1224, Patriotic CoversWilmington N.C. 5 Paid 16 Oct, Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid 16 OctWilmington N.C. 5 Paid 16 Oct. 1861 cds with integral "3" rate changed to "5", mostly complete strike on blue River Scene Patriotic and Verse Patriotic cover to Newton N.C., last line of verse exudes confidence "For e'en our slaves would take a hand To drive the foe from Dixie!", slightly reduced at right, small lightened stain at center, still Very Fine, the allegorical River Scene design with its symbols of the South is one of the rarest of all Confederate patriotics - an example sold in our 1993 Everett sale for $2,740 - ex MacBride

E. 1,500-2,000
2,400
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Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid 19 Aug. 1861 cds with integral "3" rate changed to "5", clear strike on blue River Scene and Patriotic Verse cover to Laurel Branch N.C., trimmed all around and repaired tears, still an attractive example of this very rare design, ex Matz

E. 400-500
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Beaufort S.C. Jul. 3, 1861. Lightly struck cds with "Paid" and "5" in circle hs on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Savannah Ga., neat docketing, reduced slightly at top, fresh and Fine

E. 400-500
600
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1227, Patriotic CoversNashville Ten., Aug. 5, 1861, Nashville Ten., Aug. 5, 1861Nashville Ten., Aug. 5, 1861. Blue cds with year date inverted, matching "Paid" and "10" on 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Chapel Hill N.C., Very Fine and rare

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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Nashville Ten. Dec. 23 (1861). Blue cds and "5" rate hs, pencil "Due" on red and blue Overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Murfreesboro Tenn., negligible short sealed opening tear at top, still Very Fine, scarce Tennessee usage of overall flag design

E. 1,250-1,500
900
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Abingdon Va. Feb. 2. 1862 cds and "5" woodcut due hs on purplish brown Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse Patriotic cover to Wytheville Va., five-line 29th Va. Vol. soldier's endorsement at upper right, slight wear at left edge, still Very Fine, ex Haas

E. 1,200-1,500
800
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1230, Patriotic CoversBristoe Station Va. Sep. 6, Bristoe Station Va. Sep. 6Bristoe Station Va. Sep. 6. Clear cds with ms. "Due 10" on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Patriotic cover to Centreville Ala., neatly endorsed by lieutenant in 11th Regt. Ala. Vol., fresh and Very Fine, unusually choice

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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Harper's Ferry Va. Jun. 10, 1861. Partly clear double-circle ds with "Paid" and "5" hs on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Lexington Va., a bit worn and wrinkled, still Fine, desirable Confederate usage from Harper's Ferry, the site of John Brown's raid on the Federal arsenal, signed Brian Green

E. 500-750
625
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Lynchburg Va. Jun. 24, 1861. Cds, "Paid" in oval and "10" rate hs on purplish black Jefferson Davis Medallion "Henry Grays" Regimental Patriotic cover to Abbeville Ala., ms. "Paid 10 cts", slightly reduced at left, minor toning, vertical fold and splits along edges, still Fine and rare regimental version of the Davis Medallion design

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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Lynchburg Va. Sep. 12. 1861 cds and "DUE 10" straightline hs on red and blue on pink 12-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (Dietz F-12-6) to Handsboro Miss., ms. soldier's endorsement "From B. Knight, Adams Rifles, Russell's Regiment, Miss Vol.", red crayon "due 10", Extremely Fine, scarce flag design and extraordinary quality

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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Lynchburg Va. Dec. 19. Blue cds and "Due 10" hs on soldier's cover to Palmetto Ga. with red Gen. G. T. Beauregard Portrait in Oval design, few tiny scrapes, Very Fine, handsome and colorful usage

E. 1,000-1,500
625
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Montross Va. Jany 27. Ms. pmk. and "10c" rate on buff cover with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design, faint address and soldier's endorsement with "Army of the Potomac" designation, flap party missing, a bit worn, Fine and scarce

E. 500-750
525
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Richmond Va. Jun. 29, 1861. Cds and "Paid 5" in circle on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Applewood Va., beautiful script and a pen-and-ink embellishment of a turtle carrying the flag and "In Haste" written on white bar, flap removed and small mended nick at top, fresh and Very Fine appearance

E. 750-1,000
675
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Richmond Va., Aug. 4, 1861. Bold cds, matching "Paid 10" in circle on small 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Harris Mills Ga., Very Fine, ex Matz

E. 500-750
400
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Richmond Va. Aug. 6, 1861. Cds with matching "Paid 10" in circle on 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Whitesville Ga., reduced at right and some toning and wear at edges, Fine, ex Stonewall

E. 100-150
260
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Richmond Va. Sep. ?, 1861. Blurry cds and bold "Paid 10" in circle on 12-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Patriotic cover to Hamburg Miss., scarce design with "Deo Juvante Vincimus" slogan, reduced at bottom, fresh and otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
350
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Richmond Va. Sep. 25, 1861. Partly clear cds and "Paid 10" in circle hs on lady's small embossed cover with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design, to Renwick Ga., few minor erosion spots, cleaned to remove toning and tiny mend at lower left, Fine and rare patriotic embellishment on lady's cover

E. 500-750
375
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1241°
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Winchester Va. Jul. 14. 1861 cds and "Paid 10" hs on red and blue on pink 11-Star Confederate Flag and Tent Patriotic cover to McKinley Ala., ms. "Paid 10 cts", fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce patriotic, ex Shenfield

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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Lewisburgh (West) Va. Jul. 9 (1861). Lightly inked but mostly readable cds, bold "Paid 5" (altered "3" handstamp) and "5" rate hs below, ms. "/ 10" for 10c rate on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Halesford Va., Very Fine, extremely rare up-rated handstamped "Paid" from West Virginia - quite possibly an envelope prepared in advance of sale - ex Kohn, signed Brian Green

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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Bartow Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic. Red and blue design on cover to Macon Ga., "Paid" straightline and ms. "5" rate but no town marking indicating origin, minor doodling and toning, otherwise Very Fine, unusual usage

E. 500-750
400
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7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic. Red and blue design on cover to Yorkville S.C., "Paid" in oval hs, no other markings, few bleach marks at top, otherwise Fine, probably used as a drop letter

E. 400-500
200
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10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic. Red and blue design on cover to Peters Creek Va., ms. "Pd 5" without any indication of town origin, Very Fine and scarce, unusual usage

E. 400-500
0
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1246°
 
Davis-Stephens 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic. Front only with ms. "Lancaster ??" pmk. at top, addressed to New York City, soiled and small edge tear, scarce version of this design

E. 200-300
325
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1247, Patriotic Covers5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Vertical pair, large margins including top sheet margin, beautiful rich color, an early shade and impression, neatly positioned and tied by single clear strike of blue "Norfolk Va. Dec. 2, 1861" double-circle ds on cover with red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design and Bartow quote along staff (Dietz Type B-59), to Griffin Ga., small piece of backflap missing

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

E. 7,500-10,000
11,000
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1248, Patriotic Covers5c Dark Green, Stone 1 (1b), 5c Dark Green, Stone 1 (1b)5c Dark Green, Stone 1 (1b). Horizontal pair, large margins all around, wonderful deep shade and early impression, faint pre-use diagonal crease at lower left, tied by bold "Pensacola Fla. Nov. 12" circular datestamp on buff cover to Greenville S.C. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon with "Georgia Battery, Griffin Light Guard, Pensacola, Fla." Regimental Imprint, H. P. Hill imprint, minor opening tear at top right, small mended nicks at upper and lower right corners

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

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1249, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins all around, tied by well-struck "Pensacola Fla. Jan. 10" cds on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Patriotic cover in red and blue on white, with "State Artillery Co. A" as caption, to Mobile Ala., light diagonal crease far from stamp and not affecting design

EXTREMELY FINE AND FRESH. A WONDERFUL AND RARE DESIGN USED FROM FLORIDA.

Ex Judd. With 1974 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
3,250
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1250, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Bottom sheet margin, clear to large margins on other sides, faint gum soaks, tied by "Warrington Fla. Apr. 28" (1862) circular datestamp on brown cover with red and blue 13-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design and Noble & Co. Pensacola imprint, to Milton Fla. wth original letter from a simple soldier at Camp Perdido who declares "we are all in for the war now, and we must do all we can to kill the Yankees and then we will come home."

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

E. 2,500-3,500
3,500
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1251°
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5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Horizontal pair, rough separation with large margins and part of right sheet margin, minor wrinkle, tied by two of three strikes of "Marion Ala. May 26" (1862) cds on James Buchanan Three-Quarter Portrait 1856 Campaign cover to Ridgeway N.C., Very Fine, rare adversity use of old campaign envelope - Buchanan, an exponent of states' rights, remained popular in the South during the war

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Vertical pair, sheet margin at bottom, other sides large to touched at right, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan. 3, 1862" cds on lady's embossed cover with scalloped flap imprinted with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag, to Elysian Fields Tex.

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.

E. 2,500-3,500
2,600
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1253, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Three ample to large margins, clear at top, tied by "Wilmington N.C. Paid 5 10 Dec." circular datestamp on yellow cover with red 12-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon with Verse Patriotic design, addressed in blue to Judesville N.C.

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND COLORFUL CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVER.

Ex Moody

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1254, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Ample to large margins, tied by bold "Atlanta Ga. Jan. 22, 1862" cds on red and blue 11-Star Hand-Held Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic cover with "Fast Colors...warranted not to run.", to Decatur Ga., fresh and Extremely Fine example of the scarce hand-held flag design

E. 1,500-2,000
1,150
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1255, Patriotic Covers5c Light Green, Stone 1 (1a), 5c Light Green, Stone 1 (1a)5c Light Green, Stone 1 (1a). Ample margins to slightly in, tied by "Tudor Hall Va." cds on small narrow cover with red Gen. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval, to Morganton N.C. fresh and Very Fine, rare in this shape and superb quality, ex Finney

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1256, Patriotic Covers5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c). Ample margins to just touched, distinctive pastel shade, tied by "Cuthbert Ga. Mar. 2" (1862) cds on small cover to Griffin Ga. with red and blue Small Waving 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design, fresh and Very Fine, scarce design, ex MacBride

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1257, Patriotic Covers5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Full margins all around, tied by "Fredericksburg Va. Paid" cds on 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Lenoir N.C., few faint toning spots and trivial edgewear, Very Fine and rare, from our 337th Sale, which offered one of the greatest Confederate patriotic cover collections ever formed

E. 1,500-2,000
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5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Two large margins, other sides in, tied by "Gordonsville Va. Mar. 31" cds on orange cover with red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag and Verse patriotic design (stars with six points each), addressed to Mrs. Jane W. Tiller, Ashland Va., the same addressee on the famous 10c Knoxville provisional cover, Very Fine, rare design, ex Judd, Gallagher

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Clear to ample margins, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Dec. 31, 1861" cds on brown cover to Farmville Va. with 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design, slight wrinkling and wear, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
525
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1260, Patriotic Covers5c Yellowish Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Yellowish Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Yellowish Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Three large margins, just touched to clear at left, tied by blue "Norfolk Va. Mar. 4, 1862" cds on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic cover to Lexington Va., small stain at top left of stamp, repaired tear at bottom left of cover and on back, still Fine

1,250
375
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1261, Patriotic Covers10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Full to large margins, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Jan. 29" (1862) cds on brown cover with 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse patriotic design, addressed to a lieutenant in Col. Barkaloo's Regt., Georgia Vols., at Savannah

VERY FINE AND FRESH. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT HOYER & LUDWIG USED ON A PATRIOTIC.

Ex Brown

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1262, Patriotic Covers10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins, tied by "Kinston N.C. Jan. 24" cds on Soldier & Verse patriotic in black on buff, to Pittsborough N.C., cover creased horizontally along bottom, Very Fine and choice - Stone Y stamps on patriotics are far rarer than the Scott catalog value would indicate, with 1989 P.F. certificate

2,100
0
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1263, Patriotic Covers10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins, tied by boldly struck "Proctor's Creek Va. Oct. 25, 1862" cds on Mounted Dragoon patriotic cover to High Point N.C., stamp has minor tears, few toned spots, still Very Fine and extremely rare usage, ex Weatherly

E. 1,000-1,500
1,050
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1264, Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Large margins, minor gum toning, tied by bold "Warrington Fla. 29 Jun." circular datestamp on brown cover with red and blue Confederate 13-Star Battle Flag Patriotic design and C. H. Noble Pensacola imprint, to Shelby Springs Ala., slight wear and small piece of backflap missing

VERY FINE. A RARE CONFEDERATE 13-STAR BATTLE FLAG DESIGN AND EXTREMELY RARE WITH THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH.

Ashbrook backstamp. Ex Antrim

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1265, Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Clear to large margins, tied by "Savannah Ga. Apr. 20" cds on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Tent Patriotic cover to Stone Mountain Ga., with yellow enclosure datelined at Camp Mercer and which states in part "...the Isle was so small that they (the yanks) could command every part of it with their boats. So our men withdrew, consequently, you see, that they have gained a position from which they can destroy both Thunderbolt & Fort Jackson, very easily, so I think Sav is in a very ticklish situation..." opening tears at left expertly repaired, appears Very Fine, rare usage

E. 1,500-2,000
1,150
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1266, Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Ample margins to just touching, blurry grid, matching "Spartanburg S.C. May 10, 1862" double-circle ds on small cover with blue Gen. G. T. Beauregard Portrait in Oval design, to Glenn Springs S.C., from the McArthur correspondence, Very Fine, an especially choice example of the 5c Blue Lithograph on patriotic, signed Brian Green

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1267, Patriotic Covers5c Light Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Light Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Light Blue, Stone 2 (4). Three large margins, touched at bottom, minor gum stain, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 21, 1862" cds on tiny cover with bronze Gen. G. T. Beauregard Portrait in Oval, to White Gate Va., slight wear and tiny edge tear at left, still Very Fine, rare use of 5c Blue Lithograph on Beauregard patriotic

1,750
900
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1268, Patriotic Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Two, each has ample margins to slightly in, bright shade, minor wrinkling caused by drying gum, tied by "Notasulga Ala. Jul. 12" (1862) circular datestamp on small cover to Troy Ala. with red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design, very slight wear

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.

E. 4,000-5,000
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5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, just in at top to ample margins, tied by Richmond Va. Aug. ?" cds on 12-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Jonesborough Tenn., tiny tear at top of cover, few toned spots, still Very Fine, Scott Retail $1,100.00

E. 1,000-1,500
525
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5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, margins to just touching, tied by "Kinston N.C. Jul. 31" cds on orange cover with red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design (Dietz F12-2), to Townesville N.C., backflap removed and a bit reduced at top, some extraneous writing on face has been removed, Very Fine appearance, ex Hobbs, Judd, Everett, Scott Retail $1,100.00

E. 1,000-1,500
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5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, ample margins to touched, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Oct. 14" (1862) cds on brown cover with Two Standing Colonial Soldiers and Verse Patriotic design, Bonitz imprint, Very Fine, scarce design and usage, Scott Retail $1,100.00

E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1272, Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, just touched at left to ample margins, tied by blue "Petersburg Va." cds on Mounted Dragoons and Verse Patriotic cover to New Sterling P.O., N.C., faulty, appears Fine

E. 200-300
525
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1273, Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, just in at top to ample margins, tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov. 4, 1862" double-circle ds (struck partly off edge) on cover to Rondo Ark. with red and blue 13-Star Confederate Battle Flag and "Our New Flag" Verse Patriotic design, light soiling

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE 13-STAR BATTLE FLAG DESIGN.

With 1990 C.S.A. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1274, Patriotic Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Full to large margins, beautiful deep shade and impression, tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid Jul. 3" (1863) cds on "Southern Confederacy. Free Trade With All The World" Propaganda cover to Marietta Ga., small sealed opening tear passes just under stamp

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

E. 1,500-2,000
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10c Blue, Die A (11). Vertical pair, large margins, tied by "Cullpepper C.H. Va." cds on brown cover to Bestland Va. with Sailor and Palmetto Flag Patriotic design and verse, light wrinkles, light soiling at upper right, still Extremely Fine and rare

E. 1,000-1,500
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10c Blue, Die B (12). Ample to large margins, tied by "Macon Ga. Jul. 1" double-circle ds on small cover to Selma Ala. with red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design, sealed tear at top, flap removed, otherwise Fine

E. 500-750
325
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1277, Patriotic Covers10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large margins to touching, tied by yellowish purple "Lynchburg Va." cds on orange cover with colorless embossed 13-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design, addressed in pencil to E. & H. College in Va., Extremely Fine, ex Ashbrook

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1278, Patriotic CoversJackson Miss. Sep. 23, 1862, Jackson Miss. Sep. 23, 1862Jackson Miss. Sep. 23, 1862. Bold cds struck three times, once for a practical purpose with "Due 10" hs, twice more over eagle and star symbols of red and blue captured Union patriotic cover to Port Gibson Miss., soldier's endorsement, edges worn and stained at lower right, otherwise Fine, unusual

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1279, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Huge margins, faint gum toning at edges, tied by neat "Winchester Va. Feb. 24" cds on captured Union Zoave patriotic cover in red and blue, faintly addressed to Etna Va., neat 1862 docketing at left

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

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1280, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Ample margins to just touched, tied by bold black grid, perfectly clear strike of "Staunton Va. Jun. 15, 1862" cds on red and blue Union Flag and Mounted Horse Trampling Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Orange C.H., Va., slight edge tears and minor wear, stamp slightly creased

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.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1281, Patriotic Covers10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Large margins, tied by bold "Staunton Va. Dec. 13" cds on captured Union General George B. McClellan Patriotic cover to Lexington Va., elaborate portrait and flag design in red and a light blue that matches 10c stamp, with original enclosure dated 1862 from a Paymaster, which states in part "I saw yesterday about 600 prisoners enroute to Richmond, they all seem confident of whipping us and remarked that if they don't have Richmond by the 1st of January the jig is up. I asked why didn't they whip us on Saturday? Said that they had so many generals who were not worth a pinch of snuff..." - perhaps they gave this envelope to the chatty Confederate paymaster as an example of one such useless general - stamp has a faint crease, cover has a tear at top about one inch into center

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

E. 4,000-5,000
5,500
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Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1282, Patriotic Covers10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Clear to ample margins, small faults, tied by blue "Dublin Va. Nov. 6" cds on red and blue Eagle and Shield Captured Union Patriotic cover to Rural Retreat Va., slightly reduced at top and faint damp stains, still Very Fine, a beautiful and rare cover

E. 1,000-1,500
625
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