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Sale 940 — The Buck Boshwit Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 September, 2007

Category — Patriotic Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
452
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 452, Patriotic CoversBean's Station Ten. Oct. 7, Bean's Station Ten. Oct. 7Bean's Station Ten. Oct. 7. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "Due 10" handstamp on blue Liberty Leading Union Troops captured Union patriotic cover to Cotton Grove N.C., docketed at left "captured at Cumberland Gap", slightly reduced at right where repaired at top right, otherwise Very Fine, rare usage

E. 400-500
900
453
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 453, Patriotic CoversBeans Station Ten. Oct. 25, Beans Station Ten. Oct. 25Beans Station Ten. Oct. 25. Clear strike of circular datestamp on red on yellow Standing Liberty captured Union patriotic cover to Lenoir N.C., "Due 10" in circle handstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine

E. 400-500
750
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454
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 454, Patriotic Covers"Camp Beauregard Ky, "Camp Beauregard Ky"Camp Beauregard Ky." Ms. postmark with matching "Paid 5c" on brown Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse patriotic cover to Warren Ark., light strike of "Columbus Ky." circular datestamp and "Paid" in oval handstamp, with ms. "5" rate, slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, some staining at top, otherwise Fine, mail from Camp Beauregard was brought to the nearby post office at Columbus

E. 750-1,000
450
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455
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 455, Patriotic CoversColumbus Ky, Columbus KyColumbus Ky. Clearly struck circular datestamp but date unreadable, ms. "Due 5" rate on red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag with "M" for Missouri Patriotic cover to Bowling Green Ky., expertly restored along left edge and upper right corner, Very Fine appearance, reported to be the only patriotic used from one Confederate post office in Kentucky to another, ex Gallagher

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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456
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 456, Patriotic CoversColumbus Ky. Jan. 9 (1862), Columbus Ky. Jan. 9 (1862)Columbus Ky. Jan. 9 (1862). Circular datestamp with "Paid" in oval and ms. "5" rate on blue Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse Patriotic cover to Nashville Tenn., backflap removed, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful cover, ex Antrim and Gallagher

E. 1,000-1,500
2,400
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457
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 457, Patriotic CoversIuka Miss. Oct. 10, 1861, Iuka Miss. Oct. 10, 1861Iuka Miss. Oct. 10, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp on orange cover with Standing Soldier and Verse captured Union patriotic cover with military endorsement at top right, to Grand Gulf Miss., some wear, Very Fine, ex Ferrary

E. 400-500
1,000
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458
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 458, Patriotic CoversWilmington N.C. 5 Paid Dec. 21, Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Dec. 21Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Dec. 21. Well-struck integral-rate circular datestamp (modified from pre-war 3c rate to CSA 5c rate) on red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic to Carry Tex., bold "Paid" and "10" handstamps, with original enclosure with similar design, slightly reduced at left, some overall soiling, otherwise Very Fine, very suitable for exhibition

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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459
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 459, Patriotic CoversCharleston S.C. Jul. 29, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jul. 29, 1861Charleston S.C. Jul. 29, 1861. Well-struck circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on 7-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Oakland S.C., sealed tear and soiling at left, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,400
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460
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 460, Patriotic CoversBrownsville Ten. Aug. 8, Brownsville Ten. Aug. 8Brownsville Ten. Aug. 8. Lightly struck but readable circular datestamp, "Paid" and "5" handstamp on red and blue overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Davis-Stephens patriotic cover to Mernando Miss., Dietz F7-1 variety with the eighth star for Virginia scratched into blue background by sender (townmark struck over star), skillfully restored by mending piece torn from top right and adding backflap, handsome appearance and a rare design variation, ex Everett

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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461
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 461, Patriotic CoversCarter's Depot Tenn. Jul. 6, Carter's Depot Tenn. Jul. 6Carter's Depot Tenn. Jul. 6. Circular datestamp with day in ms. on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse patriotic cover to Hicksville N.C., soldier's endorsement at left, minor staining and overall wear, Very Fine

E. 400-500
375
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462
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 462, Patriotic Covers"Cumb. Gap Feb. 20", "Cumb. Gap Feb. 20""Cumb. Gap Feb. 20". Manuscript Cumberland Gap Tenn. postmark and matching "pd 5" on "Hanging Lincoln" caricature cover, in black on light buff, to Knoxville Tenn. few toned spots, part of bottom flap restored

VERY FINE. ONLY TWELVE EXAMPLES OF THE CELEBRATED HANGING LINCOLN ENVELOPE ARE RECORDED. AN OUTSTANDING AND HISTORIC CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC.

The Hanging Lincoln design is widely recognized as the most distinctive of all Confederate patriotics. In this extraordinary cartoon, President Lincoln is hanging upside down from a tree limb, with his symbolic axe and fence rail tied around his neck. The caption reads "Abe Lincoln the destroyer. He once split Rails. Now he has split the Union." To the left and right is the caption "The penalty of disregarding the constitution. Impeached, deposed, Tried and convicted" (there is a spelling correction from "diposed" to "deposed"). Standing beside Lincoln is a mustachioed Winfield Scott, labeled "Old Fuss n Feathers", dropping his sword and exclaiming "My glory is gone for ever." On the ground is the Union flag, captioned "The stars and stripes lie in the dust, Never to rise." A star at left has the caption "The southern star is rising" and the Confederate 11-star flag towers above with the caption "The stars and bars shall for ever wave triumphant." Along the bottom is the imprint "Copyright claimed. HM & WC Box 417 Nashville Tenn."

According to a census by the late John R. Hill Jr. (updated with two new discoveries), there are twelve genuine Hanging Lincoln patriotics (listed in date order): 1) Jul. 25, 1861, Marshall Tex. Paid 10; 2) Aug. 21, 1861, Nashville Ten., two 5c provisionals, ex Kimmel, Myers, Rudy (Siegel Sale 874, lot 115, realized $57,500); 3) Aug. 30, 1861, Athens La. "Paid X", ex Hall (Siegel Sale 840, lot 27, realized $13,000); 4) Nov. 2, 1861, Bowling Green Ky., ex Dr. Howard Green (Siegel Sale 822, lot 225, realized $28,000); 5) Jan. 1, 1862, Nashville Ten., 5c Olive Green (Siegel Sale 933, lot 978, realized $11,500) ; 6) Jan. 4, 1862, Nashville Ten., 5c Olive Green; 7) Feb. 20, 1862, Cumberland Gap Ten., ms. Paid 5 (Siegel Sale 772, lot 3268, realized $19,000), the cover offered here; 8) Apr. 15, 1862, Cartersville Miss., ms. Due 5; 9) Apr. 15, 1862, Camden Miss., 10c Rose; 10) Jun. 24, 1862, Camden Miss., 10c Pale Rose; 11) date unknown to JRH, West Union S.C., ms. Due 5; and 12) privately carried and not postally used. In addition, there is a genuine envelope with fake markings and a stamp added.

E. 10,000-15,000
11,000
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463
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 463, Patriotic CoversGrand Junction Ten. Aug. 7, Grand Junction Ten. Aug. 7Grand Junction Ten. Aug. 7. Neat circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to La Grange Tenn., 1861 docketing at left, small edge faults, Very Fine

E. 200-300
475
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464
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 464, Patriotic CoversIsland No. 10, Island No. 10Island No. 10. Ms. "Hillabee" (Ala.) postmark at top left and "John Hendung P.M." at lower left of orange cover with red and blue 13-Star Confederate Battle Flag Patriotic design with Nobles imprint, addressed to "Island No. 10, Tennessee", note below address states "picked up under a Virginia fence near the fortifications directly opposite Island No. 10 Tennessee May 7, 1862", slightly reduced at right and missing side flap, Very Fine, an extraordinary cover, Island No. 10 became General Beauregard's new defensive position after the fall of Forts Henry and Donelson in early 1862

E. 750-1,000
2,600
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465
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 465, Patriotic CoversJackson Ten. Jul. 2, Jackson Ten. Jul. 2Jackson Ten. Jul. 2. Neat circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in arc handstamp and pencil "10" on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Nashville Tenn., some soiling and wear, otherwise Very Fine, ex Gallagher

E. 200-300
375
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466
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 466, Patriotic CoversMemphis Ten. Aug. 8, 1861, Memphis Ten. Aug. 8, 1861Memphis Ten. Aug. 8, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "Due 5" handstamp on red Jefferson Davis Medallion patriotic cover to Macon Miss. and forwarded to Columbus Miss., clear "Macon Miss. Aug. 14" double-circle datestamp with ms. "Paid 10", some wear and some expert restoration, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
2,300
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467
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 467, Patriotic CoversMemphis Tenn. "DUE 5", Memphis Tenn. "DUE 5"Memphis Tenn. "DUE 5". Soldier's letter endorsement from member of 6th Regt. Tenn. Vol. on cover with red Gen. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval, to another soldier in New Madrid, ms. "Humboldt Tenn Mar. 11" pmk. and "Due 5", backflap removed and small faults, fresh and Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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468
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 468, Patriotic CoversMemphis Ten. Dec. 10, 1861, Memphis Ten. Dec. 10, 1861Memphis Ten. Dec. 10, 1861. Neat strike of circular datestamp on blue 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse patriotic to Somerville Ala., unusual large "DUE" handstamp and smaller "Due 5" handstamp (Memphis), slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, the large "DUE" marking is very rare with only three reported (all from the same correspondence)

E. 750-1,000
2,800
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469
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 469, Patriotic CoversMemphis Ten. Nov. 14, 1861, Memphis Ten. Nov. 14, 1861Memphis Ten. Nov. 14, 1861. Neat strike of circular datestamp with "Due 5" handstamp on blue 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse patriotic cover to Somerville Tenn., red crayon "X" at center, some soiling, missing part of top flap, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
800
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470
 
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 470, Patriotic Covers(Camp Forest Tenn.) Confederate Lettersheet, (Camp Forest Tenn.) Confederate Lettersheet(Camp Forest Tenn.) Confederate Lettersheet. Illustrated letter sheet with three different designs, incl. Seated Liberty, Jefferson Davis medallion and oarsman on a river, datelined "Camp Forest Sep. 22, 1861, Memphis Tenn.", fresh and Very Fine, rare lettersheet

E. 500-750
1,600
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471
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 471, Patriotic CoversMurfreesboro Ten. Jan. 28, Murfreesboro Ten. Jan. 28Murfreesboro Ten. Jan. 28. Well-struck circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp and ms. '"5" on blue Confederate States of America Riverboat Scene cover to Clinton Ala., slightly reduced at right, some slight wear, Very Fine example of this rare design, ex Judd

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500
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472
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 472, Patriotic CoversNashville Ten., Aug. 5, 1861, Nashville Ten., Aug. 5, 1861Nashville Ten., Aug. 5, 1861. Blue circular datestamp 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
2,700
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473
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 473, Patriotic CoversRossville Te. Dec. 18, Rossville Te. Dec. 18Rossville Te. Dec. 18. Ms. postmark with matching "Paid 5" on red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag and Verse patriotic cover to Arcabutla Miss., slightly reduced at right where small repair, some overall wear, Very Fine, scarce, ex Gallagher

E. 400-500
700
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474
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 474, Patriotic CoversTyner Tenn. Nov. 20, Tyner Tenn. Nov. 20Tyner Tenn. Nov. 20. Neat ms. postmark with matching "Paid 5" on red and blue 11-Star Hand-Held Confederate Flag, Company A. 7th Alabama Regiment patriotic cover to Faiburn Ga., slightly reduced at right, some wear, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 300-400
750
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475
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 475, Patriotic CoversUnion City Tennessee, Union City TennesseeUnion City Tennessee. Large negative ring cancel with "July 9" in ms. on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Waterloo P.O. S.C., with original enclosure showing blue Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse design with printed "Camp Brown, Union City, Tenn.", cover with some wear incl. clumsily repaired at top left corner and along some edges with scotch tape, otherwise Very Fine, highly exhibitable with the enclosure

E. 750-1,000
4,000
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476
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 476, Patriotic CoversUnion City Tennessee, Union City TennesseeUnion City Tennessee. Large negative ring cancel struck over red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag with "T" and Verse patriotic cover to South Butler Ala., "Paid" and "5" handstamps, some moisture damage at bottom right, some edgewear, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
550
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477
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 477, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to in at top, tied by "Memphis Ten. Jan. 12, 1862" circular datestamp on red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag and Verse with "M" patriotic to Nashville Ark., stamp lifted and hinged in place, edge tears, few repaired edge faults, missing part of top flap, otherwise Very Fine example of this scarce design

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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478
 
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 478, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to barely touched, bright color, cancelled by slightly faded penstrokes and tied by "Chattanooga Ten. ? 12" circular datestamp on "For Land and Life, Children and Wife" Beauregard and 11-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Conwayboro S.C., slight edgewear incl. small repair at bottom right corner, Very Fine appearance, a striking design, signed Ashbrook

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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479
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 479, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to in, stamp defective and with stains, tied by "Little Rock Ark. Apr. 17" double-circle datestamp on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Washington Ark., some slight edgewear, Very Fine appearing example of this scarce 10-Star Flag design, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
650
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480
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 480, Patriotic Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large margins, bright color, tied by "Chattanooga Ten. Oct. 24, 1862" circular datestamp on blue "The Girl I Left Behind Me" captured Union patriotic cover to Athens Geo., name in address crossed out, some staining, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
2,300
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481
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 481, Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to in, stamps defective, tied by "Morristown Ten. Nov. 9" circular datestamp on "The War for the Union" captured Union patriotic cover to North Fork P.O. N.C., some wear, otherwise Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
650
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