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Sale 1153 — The Deane R. Briggs, M.D., Collection of Florida in the Civil War

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

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Category — Patriotic Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2150
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2150, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins to touched at top, tied by "Warrington Fla. Feb. 8" (1862) circular datestamp on red and blue on yellow Jefferson Davis Medallion and 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (JD-2) to Talladega Ala., barely reduced at right where opened, stamp has small stain spot and trivial flaws

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITHOUT THE ALLEGORICAL BACKGROUND SCENE. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE USED FROM FLORIDA.

This design is one of the rarest of the Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotics. It has 11 stars, with four of them contained in the sunburst above "Confederate States of America." It omits the bridge, cannon, train, steamboat and cotton bale allegorical scene below the medallion, which is found on most of the other Davis designs. This is one of only two recorded Florida uses of this design.

Ex Antrim and Finney

E. 4,000-5,000
4,750
2151
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2151, Patriotic CoversMonticello Flor. Nov. 4 (1861), Monticello Flor. Nov. 4 (1861)Monticello Flor. Nov. 4 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in arc handstamp on red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F9-2B), addressed to Savannah Ga. and turned with 10c Blue, Die A (11) inside, tied by Savannah circular datestamp and addressed to Abbeville S.C., just a bit of the gum from flap showing thru on front

VERY FINE. THIS 9-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC DESIGNS. TO FIND IT USED FROM FLORIDA AND TURNED WITH A GENERAL ISSUE STAMP IS EXTRAORDINARY.

The ninth star represents the admission of Arkansas, which was followed only three days later by North Carolina. Due to the short time period there were fewer 9-Star Confederate Patriotic designs produced than any other flag designs (7 thru 13 stars). Surviving examples are extremely rare. This example used from Florida is one of only two 9-Star Flag uses recorded in the Briggs census -- the other is offered in the following lot.

Ex MacBride. Illustrated in Wishnietsky book

E. 7,500-10,000
9,000
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2152
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2152, Patriotic CoversQuincy Flor. Oct. 20 (1861), Quincy Flor. Oct. 20 (1861)Quincy Flor. Oct. 20 (1861). Partly clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 5" handstamp on red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F9-2B), addressed to Thomasville Ga., small central stain and backflap tears

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS 9-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC USED FROM FLORIDA.

The ninth star represents the admission of Arkansas, which was followed only three days later by North Carolina. Due to the short time period there were fewer 9-Star Confederate Patriotic designs produced than any other flag designs (7 thru 13 stars). Surviving examples are extremely rare. This example used from Florida is one of only two 9-Star Flag uses recorded in the Briggs census -- the other is offered in the previous lot.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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2153
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2153, Patriotic Covers"Madison (Fla.) Feb. 10 (1863), "Madison (Fla.) Feb. 10 (1863)"Madison (Fla.) Feb. 10 (1863)." Manuscript forwarding postmark on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F10-6), originated with bold "Richmond Va. Feb. 1, 1863" circular datestamp, posted unpaid (without indication of soldier mail) so struck with "Held for Postage" circular handstamp and then released to Madison Fla. with bold strike of "Forwarded 10" in octagon due handstamp, upon arrival at Madison it was forwarded to Gainesville and then forwarded again to Orange Springs, manuscript "Ford", "Due 10" and "Due 10c" trace the charges during its journey, for a total of 30c due on arrival in Orange Springs, slightly reduced at top

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR 10-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER FORWARDED AROUND FLORIDA WITH AN AMAZING ARRAY OF MARKINGS.

It is safe to state that this is a unique use of any Confederate Flag Patriotic with 10 stars.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky book on p. 55. Illustrated in the C.S.A. Catalog

E. 4,000-5,000
15,000
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2154
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2154, Patriotic CoversPensacola Fla. Jun. 6 (1861), Pensacola Fla. Jun. 6 (1861)Pensacola Fla. Jun. 6 (1861). Clearly struck circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in circle and "5" handstamps on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Waving Around the Staff cover (F10-13) to Griffin Ga., part of backflap missing, just a trace of toning specks at left

VERY FINE. A SCARCE CONFEDERATE FLAG DESIGN AND DESIRABLE MAILED FROM FLORIDA -- POSTMARKED JUST FIVE DAYS AFTER THE START OF THE CONFEDERATE POSTAL SYSTEM.

Ex Walcott

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
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2155
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2155, Patriotic CoversPensacola Fla. Jul. 13 (1861), Pensacola Fla. Jul. 13 (1861)Pensacola Fla. Jul. 13 (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline and "5" handstamps on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Waving Around the Staff cover (F11-14) to Macon Ga., barely reduced at right, expert restoration at left but does not appear to have any paper added

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE CONFEDERATE FLAG DESIGN AND DESIRABLE MAILED FROM FLORIDA.

This 11-Star design is the same as the 10-Star design offered in lot 2154, with the addition of one star at top left for the admission of Tennessee.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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2156
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2156, Patriotic CoversPensacola Fla. Aug. 29 (1861), Pensacola Fla. Aug. 29 (1861)Pensacola Fla. Aug. 29 (1861). Circular datestamp with "Paid" in circle and "10" manuscript rate on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F11-11) to Vice President Alexander Stephens in Richmond Va., letter (not included) referred to a request for a discharge, missing backflap as usual for Stephens covers, professionally restored and inside silked, Very Fine appearance and scarce Florida use of this design, the unusual arrangement of the stars on this flag mirrors the 10-Star design with this same flag, with the addition of the central star

E. 750-1,000
700
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2157
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2157, Patriotic CoversPensacola Fla. Jun. 14 (1861), Pensacola Fla. Jun. 14 (1861)Pensacola Fla. Jun. 14 (1861). Circular datestamp with "Paid" and "5" in circle handstamps, manuscript "Paid 5c" on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F11-11) to Senatobia Miss., barely reduced at sides not affecting the design, Very Fine appearance and scarce Florida use of this design, the unusual arrangement of the stars on this flag mirrors the 10-Star design with this same flag, with the addition of the central star

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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2158
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2158, Patriotic CoversWarrington Fla. Oct. 6 (1861), Warrington Fla. Oct. 6 (1861)Warrington Fla. Oct. 6 (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp with equally bold "Postage Due 5" in rimless circle on red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Company K 7th Alabama Regiment" Patriotic cover to Elkton Tenn., soldier's endorsement and manuscript "Bartow" along staff of flag, some toning and edgewear

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS HAND-HELD 11-STAR DESIGN USED FROM FLORIDA, WITH THE RARE RIMLESS "POSTAGE DUE 5" MARKING OF WARRINGTON.

The "Bartow" endorsement refers to Francis S. Bartow, the first Confederate brigade commander killed in action, at First Manassas. Other versions of this flag have the Bartow name printed along the flag staff.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky book on p. 66

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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2159
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2159, Patriotic CoversWarrington Fla. Oct. 2? (1861), Warrington Fla. Oct. 2? (1861)Warrington Fla. Oct. 2? (1861). Circular datestamp with "Due" and "5" in circle handstamps on red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Company K 7th Alabama Regiment" Patriotic cover to Elkton Tenn., soldier's endorsement, slight toning, edgewear and missing backflap

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS HAND-HELD 11-STAR DESIGN USED FROM FLORIDA.

This is an excellent companion to the Warrington cover offered in lot 2158 -- the two showing different versions of "Due 5" markings

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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2160
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2160, 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." (1862) circular datestamp on brown cover with red and blue Confederate 13-Star Battle Flag Patriotic design (F13-3) 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 AND FLORIDA ORIGIN.

Power Search located only three other examples of this distinct Patriotic design. The last example we offered, with a pair of 5c Blue Typographs and more common Alabama origin, realized $7,500 hammer in our 2014 sale of the Dr. Brandon collection.

Ex Antrim. Ashbrook backstamp.

E. 5,000-7,500
14,500
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2161
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2161, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Margins all around, tied by clear strike of "Pensacola Fla. Feb. 17" (1862) circular datestamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Firing Left Patriotic cover (CN-2), manuscript "State Artillery Co. A" below design, addressed to Mobile Ala., barely reduced at left where opened far from the design, mentioned for accuracy but inconsequential, exceptionally fresh and bright

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB AND RARE CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC CANNON AND FLAG DESIGN USED FROM FLORIDA IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION.

Of the various Flag and Cannon Patriotic designs, this is one of the rarest. To find it in this exceptional condition, with the first General Issue stamp and used from Florida, is remarkable.

Ex Haas, Paliafito and Corwin

E. 7,500-10,000
23,000
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2162
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2162, Patriotic CoversWarrington Fla. Jan. 10 (1862), Warrington Fla. Jan. 10 (1862)Warrington Fla. Jan. 10 (1862). Bold circular datestamp with "5" in circle on red and blue on orange 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Firing Left Patriotic cover (CN-2), soldier's endorsement at left, addressed to Monroe Miss., edgewear and small reduction at left just into the design, otherwise Fine, this is one of the rarest of the Flag and Cannon Patriotic designs, ex McNeal

E. 1,000-1,500
3,250
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2163
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2163, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1 (1b), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1b)5c Green, Stone 1 (1b). Four margins, tied by "Pensacola Fla. Jan. 15" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Thomaston Ga. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Patriotic Facing Right design with "Camp Stephens, Upson Guards, Pensacola, Fla." Regimental Imprint (CN-4), "H.Phill&Co" imprint, edgewear and small sealed cover tears below the stamp which has just a faint corner crease, slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EARLY REGIMENTAL FLAG AND CANNON PATRIOTIC COVER FROM PENSACOLA, FLORIDA.

This scarce design depicts a cannon that is facing right and not firing, unlike the other Cannon designs which face left and are shown firing. We have offered only three other examples of this design since 2002, including one other from Pensacola with a different regimental imprint, offered in our 2014 sale of the Dr. Brandon collection

E. 2,000-3,000
6,750
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2164
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2164, Patriotic CoversPensacola Fla. Oct. 28 (1861), Pensacola Fla. Oct. 28 (1861)Pensacola Fla. Oct. 28 (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid 5" in arc handstamp on red and blue on orange 11-Star Confederate Flag, Tent and "Capt. Stephens, 5th Geo. Reg." Patriotic cover (TF-1) to Oglethorpe Ga., T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint, two letter enclosures datelined Camp Stephens Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, 1861, mended tears at sides and slight staining, Fine appearance, an attractive and scarce Florida use of this Patriotic design, ex Matz and Myers

E. 500-750
475
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2165
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2165, Patriotic CoversPensacola Fla. Aug. 19 (1861), Pensacola Fla. Aug. 19 (1861)Pensacola Fla. Aug. 19 (1861). Perfect bold circular datestamp with manuscript "10" due on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag, Tent and "Capt. Gaston's Company, 7th Reg. Alabama Vol." Patriotic cover (TF-1) to Fayetteville Tenn., T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint, soldier's endorsement below, 1861 docketing on back, slight edgewear but overall quite fresh, Very Fine, a scarce and desirable Confederate Patriotic from Florida, despite the large soldier population at Pensacola, only four soldier's due covers are recorded out of a census of more than 250 Pensacola covers, this is the only recorded 10c due example

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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2166
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2166, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins to irregular and just in at bottom, tied by "Pensacola Fla. Feb. 7" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Fernandina Fla. with red and blue "11-Star Confederate Flag, Tent and "Capt. Myer's Company. 1st Florida Regiment" Patriotic design (TF-1), T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint, reduced at left barely into tent design

VERY FINE AND HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE EARLY REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC COVER FROM PENSACOLA, SENT WITHIN FLORIDA. AN OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC USE.

Scott Retail for No. 1 on Patriotic cover $2,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
4,000
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2167
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2167, Patriotic Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Margins to just in at bottom right, tied by "Ocala Fla. Sep. 15" circular datestamp with month inverted on red and blue on orange "11-Star Confederate Flag, Tent and "Prairie Guards. 1st Florida Regiment" Patriotic cover (TF-1), addressed to Marietta Ga., T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint, part of bottom backflap removed and with slight cover bends at bottom

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE PATRIOTIC COVER FROM OCALA, FLORIDA. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE "PRAIRIE GUARDS" FLORIDA REGIMENTAL IMPRINT.

Ex Meroni. Illustrated in Wishnietsky book on p. 114

E. 3,000-4,000
2,700
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2168
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2168, Patriotic CoversWarrington Fla. Nov. 10 (1861), Warrington Fla. Nov. 10 (1861)Warrington Fla. Nov. 10 (1861). Circular datestamp with matching "Due" and "5" in circle handstamps, second different "5" below on red and blue on orange "11-Star Confederate Flag, Tent and "From Capt. Stubbe's Comp'y, Guards Sunny South Fort Barancas" Patriotic cover (TF-1), addressed to Columbus Ga., T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint, tiny tear at top

VERY FINE. A CHOICE AND RARE EARLY REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC COVER FROM WARRINGTON, FLORIDA.

The additional uncircled "5" handstamp is not recorded for Warrington in the C.S.A. Catalog

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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2169
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2169, Patriotic CoversWarrington Fla. Nov. 26 (1861), Warrington Fla. Nov. 26 (1861)Warrington Fla. Nov. 26 (1861). Circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline and "5" in circle handstamps on red and blue on orange 11-Star Confederate Flag, Tent and "From Capt. Posey's Comp'y, Red Eagles, Fort Barancas" Patriotic cover (TF-1), addressed to Mobile Ala., T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint, slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EARLY REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC COVER FROM WARRINGTON, FLORIDA.

The Briggs census records only two Flag and Tent Patriotic covers with this regimental imprint

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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2170
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2170, Patriotic CoversWarrington Fla. 29 Sep. (1861), Warrington Fla. 29 Sep. (1861)Warrington Fla. 29 Sep. (1861). Circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline on red and blue "11-Star Confederate Flag, Tent and "Capt. Gee's Company. 1st Florida Regiment" Patriotic cover (TF-1), addressed to Quincy Fla., T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint, slightly reduced at right, small hole and scuff at upper right where a stamp that did not belong has been removed (erased "5" in circle still visible), Fine and rare Florida Regimental Patriotic

E. 500-750
700
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2171
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2171, Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Margins all around, tied by "Warrington Fla." circular datestamp with unclear date on cover to Como Miss. with Sailor Nailing 11-Star Confederate Flag to Pole Patriotic Label (ST-4), manuscript "Via Mobile & Jackson" endorsement, small tear at left, minor wrinkling and missing part of backflap, Very Fine appearance and scarce, this label's design is similar to that of a Palmetto Patriotic (FSC-2), this is one of only three recorded Warrington covers bearing this label, ex MacBride

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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