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Sale 850 — The Dr. Karl Agre Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — General Issues on Patriotic Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5876
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5876, General Issues on Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Large margins to in at top, tied by red Smithfield Va. Feb. 26" circular datestamp on 10-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic cover to Hamby's Creek N.C., stamp with prominent printing flaws, some slight wear, Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

1,250
475
5877
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5877, General Issues on Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Margins to in, tied by indistinct "Tudor Hall Va." circular datestamp on green cover with 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design, to Farmville Va., slightly reduced at right, Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
425
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5878
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5878, General Issues on Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Large margins to clear, tied by "Winchester Va. Jan. ?" circular datestamp on Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic cover to Saunders Store Va., slightly reduced at left and minor edgewear, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,250
325
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5879
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5879, General Issues on Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Two singles, large margins to just touched, cancelled by blue "Norfolk Va. Mar. 1?" datestamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Flat Shoals Ga., some overall wear and one stamp affected from placement near edge of cover, otherwise Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
450
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5880
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5880, General Issues on Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, large margins, tied by "Orange C.H. Va. Apr. 2" circular datestamp on Mounted Dragoon and Verse Patriotic cover to Youngville Ala., slightly reduced at right and few toned spots, stamps with vertical creases and nicks at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
575
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5881
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5881, General Issues on Patriotic Covers10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Huge margins to clear, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Dec." circular datestamp on on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Pelican Regimt." Flag, Tent and "Crescent Rifles, Company H, 7th Reg't. La. Volunteers" Regimental Patriotic cover to Dover Miss., expertly repaired spot at top, lightly cleaned and some minor cosmetic improvement along edges

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC, PRODUCED EARLY IN THE WAR.

We surveyed more than 40 different Confederate sale catalogues and reference books and located only six examples of this distinctive Crescent Rifles patriotic, including the covers offered in this sale. Four are used from Tudor Hall, including: 1) Oct. 13, 1861 datestamp and "Due 10", to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, same correspondence as the cover offered here, ex Kimmel (Siegel Sale 492, lot 934); 2) Nov. 9, 1861 datestamp and "Due 10", to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, same correspondence, ex Dr. Green (Siegel Sale 822, lot 229); 3) Dec. (1861) datestamp ties 10c H&L, to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, same correspondence, the cover offered here; and 4) Mar. 4, 1862 datestamp, to Ella P. Rind, New Orleans, "Adv.1" handstamp, illustrated in Wishnietzky book, p. 117. In addition to these four Tudor Hall covers, which are genuine usages from members of the 7th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers, there are two others: 5) a Federal usage of the envelope with a 3c 1861 tied by Washington D.C. Mar. 13, 1862 datestamp and marked "Found at Manassas" (Wishnietzky book, p. 117); and 6) a cover with 10c Die B barely tied by town datestamp, possibly not originating, ex Kohn (Siegel Sale 382, lot 1470).

As a Colonel, Harry T. Hays was the original commander of the 7th Louisiana Volunteers, which was called the Pelican Regiment. Although composed of farmers, laborers and clerks, the Louisiana 7th Regiment was described as a "crack regiment" by Gen. Richard Taylor. Hays went on to become a General. [Source: www.panix.com]

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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5882
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5882, General Issues on Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Large margins to barely touched, tied by "Pensacola Fla. Apr. 11" circular datestamp with day slug inverted on red and blue Confederate 13-Star Battle Flag Patriotic cover with C. H. Noble Pensacola imprint, to Hightown P.O. Ga., missing part of bottom flap, cover repaired at right, otherwise Fine and rare, Dietz recorded only twelve covers with this design, a similar example used from Warrington Fla. realized $5,250 hammer in our Sale 795, ex Knapp

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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5883
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5883, General Issues on Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, large margins to in incl. sheet margin at right, tied by "Goldsborough N.C. May 17. circular datestamp on back of red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Athens Ga., slightly reduced and some minor wear, Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
950
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5884
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5884, General Issues on Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, clear to large margins, originally affixed over backflap and tied by lightly struck S.C. town circular datestamp, on brown cover with Sailor and Palmetto Flag patriotic and verse (Dietz FSC-2) to Longmins S.C., the pair has been lifted and moved to front of cover where a pencil "tie" has been made (can be restored to original position), Fine appearance, ex Packard, Everett, Dietz recorded only nine usages of this scarce design

E. 300-400
500
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5885
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5885, General Issues on Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, tied by "Kinston N.C. May 1?" circular datestamp on Mounted Dragoon and Verse Patriotic cover to Fayetteville P.O. N.C., fresh and Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
575
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