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Sale 1190 — The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Category — Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag Designs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1581
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1581, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsRichmond Va. Jul. 31, 1861, Richmond Va. Jul. 31, 1861Richmond Va. Jul. 31, 1861. Neat strike of circular datestamp with "PAID/5 Cts" handstamp on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F10-3) to Bremo (Bluff) Va., Very Fine and attractive handstamped Paid use on this 10-Star flag design

E. 1,000-1,500
550
1582
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1582, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsMebaneville N.C. Mar ? (1862), Mebaneville N.C. Mar ? (1862)Mebaneville N.C. Mar ? (1862). Circular datestamp with manuscript "Paid 5" on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F10-3) to Cedar Grove N.C., Very Fine, a choice example of this 10-Star design, ex Wishnietsky and illustrated in his Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 52, with 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
500
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1583
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1583, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsRichmond Va. Aug. 8, 1861, Richmond Va. Aug. 8, 1861Richmond Va. Aug. 8, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in circle handstamp overstruck with grid, corrected by "PAID/5 Cts" handstamp for under-500 miles rate on yellow cover with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F10-3), addressed to Glad Hill Va., slightly reduced at left not affecting the design, two small ink dots in markings and some soiling, appears Very Fine, an unusual revalued use

E. 400-500
500
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1584
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1584, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsRichmond Va. ? 29, Richmond Va. ? 29Richmond Va. ? 29. Circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on small cover to Walton County Ga. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag, Verse and "McRae Rough and Readys, Cobbs' Reg., Ga. Vol., Commanded by Capt. McRae" Patriotic design (F10-3, Verse 7, Slogan 57), missing backflap and overall soiling, otherwise Very Fine, a rare example of this 10-Star design with the Capt. McRae's "Rough and Readys" slogan, several companies of the 16th Georgia Regiment had colorful names, including McRea's Company F from Walton County, John H.D. McRae was elevated to colonel in 1864, he was captured at Saylor's Creek Va. on April 6, 1865, and imprisoned at Johnson's Island until his release at the end of the war, ex Brooks

E. 750-1,000
700
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1585
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1585, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsRichmond Va. Oct. 15, 1861, Richmond Va. Oct. 15, 1861Richmond Va. Oct. 15, 1861. Circular datestamp and "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on lady's small embossed cover imprinted with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F10-3), addressed to Stilesborough Ga., manuscript "Look inside for stamps" on back, wear and a few small patched holes due to the fragile nature of the paper, otherwise Fine and rare, the scarcity of stationery in the Confederacy resulted in a wide variety of adversity measures, including the use of wallpaper, printed forms, turned covers and other re-used material for mailing letters, this is a very rare use of a lady's embossed cover to create a Patriotic, outside of the two examples offered in this sale (see lot 1670 for the other) Power Search lists only one other similar cover, offered back in 1997, ex Powell, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 53

E. 500-750
475
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1586
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1586, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsRichmond Va. Jun. 29, 1861, Richmond Va. Jun. 29, 1861Richmond Va. Jun. 29, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on red and blue 10-Star Small Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F10-4) to Erin Ga., missing part of backflap and two small tears at top, Very Fine and attractive, this 10-Star design was made by modifying the F8-5 design, adding two additional larger stars at left, representing Arkansas and North Carolina, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 54

E. 500-750
425
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1587
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1587, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsUnion City Ten. (1861-62), Union City Ten. (1861-62)Union City Ten. (1861-62). Mostly clear strike of large negative circle handstamp without date, manuscript "5" rate on small cover to Lafayette Springs Miss. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag with Tassels Patriotic design (F10-5), soldier's endorsement at top "George W. Pool Capt. Smith's Company, Col. Bonham's Regiment," missing backflap and a few edge tears at top

VERY FINE. A VERY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS 10-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN AND ATTRACTIVE WITH THE UNION CITY TENNESSEE NEGATIVE POSTMARK.

George W. Pool was a member of Company H, the "Lafayette Farmers" of the 22nd Mississippi Regiment, although Confederate parole records list him as a private, not a captain.

From our 1983 Rarities sale where acquired by the Kilbournes

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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1588
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1588, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsHelena Ark. Jul. 21, 1861, Helena Ark. Jul. 21, 1861Helena Ark. Jul. 21, 1861. Partly clear strike of circular datestamp with "5" and "PAID" handstamps on cover to Hillsboro Ark. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag with Tassels and Verse Patriotic design (F10-5, Verse 46), tear at top thru the verse, missing half of backflap and staining, otherwise Fine, a very rare combination of this elusive 10-Star design and Arkansas usage, this could benefit from the work of a professional conservator

E. 500-750
350
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1589
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1589, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsTudor Hall Va. Sep. 1, 1861, Tudor Hall Va. Sep. 1, 1861Tudor Hall Va. Sep. 1, 1861. Partly clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 5" arc handstamp on small cover to Hallsboro Va. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag with Tassels Patriotic design (F10-6), small piece missing from backflap, minor toning at bottom, Very Fine, this is a very scarce 10-Star design with the tassels extending horizontally above the flag, ex Walcott, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 55

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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1590
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1590, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsCorinth Miss. Jul. 3 (1861), Corinth Miss. Jul. 3 (1861)Corinth Miss. Jul. 3 (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp with "PAID 5" in oval handstamp on cover to Pleasant Hill Ala. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag, Liberty Cap and "T" for "Tennessee" Patriotic design (F10-7), missing backflap and small edge nicks, small tear at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS 10-STAR PATRIOTIC DESIGN, WITH THE "T" FOR TENNESSEE (IN ERROR) IS EXTREMELY RARE -- MUCH RARER THAN THE 11-STAR FLAG WITH THE SAME DESIGN.

The 10-Star flags began with the admission of North Carolina to the Confederacy and ended with the admission of Tennessee (May 27 to July 2, 1861). The matching 11-Star design (F11-8) with the "T" for Tennessee is relatively scarce, but this design, with only 10 stars, is very rare (the previous version of this design, F9-1, lacks the central star and "T"). It may be that the printer was not aware of the admission of North Carolina. Whatever the reason, this design represents a fascinating error.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 56

E. 1,500-2,000
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1591
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1591, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsChurchland Va. Feb. 10 (1862), Churchland Va. Feb. 10 (1862)Churchland Va. Feb. 10 (1862). Mostly clears strike of red circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" handstamp on oatmeal cover to Argus Ala. with 10-Star Confederate Flag with Blank Streamer and Verse Patriotic design (F10-11, Verse 5), W. & J. Bonitz imprint, turned cover with inside use showing manuscript "Argus Ala. Oct. 21, 1861", no indication of postage paid or due, some expert restoration including inside of cover silked, appears Very Fine, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 57

E. 400-500
425
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1592
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1592, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsConfederate States of America. Head Quarters -- Forces at Staunton, Va, Confederate States of America. Head Quarters -- Forces at Staunton, VaConfederate States of America. Head Quarters -- Forces at Staunton, Va. Imprint at top of buff legal-size cover with 10-Star Sloping Confederate Flag with Liberty Cap and "Union of the South" Ribbon Patriotic design (F10-12, Slogan 25), military carriage and address to 52nd Regiment Virginia Volunteers at Camp Allegheny Va., file folds and small tears at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS 10-STAR SLOPING FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN. ONLY TWO ARE RECORDED.

Ex Emerson. Signed Shenfield and MacBride with the comment "never saw another." Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 58, where stated "two reported"

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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1593
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1593, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsRichmond Va. Aug. 5, 1861, Richmond Va. Aug. 5, 1861Richmond Va. Aug. 5, 1861. Circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on cover to Saults Springs Ga. with 10-Star Confederate Flag Waving Around the Staff, with Liberty Cap Patriotic design (F10-13), barely reduced at right, minor edge soiling, Very Fine example of this scarce 10-Star design, which was modified from the F8-7 design with the addition of two stars

E. 750-1,000
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1594
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1594, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: 10-Star Flag DesignsTudor Hall Va. Dec. 23, 1861, Tudor Hall Va. Dec. 23, 1861Tudor Hall Va. Dec. 23, 1861. Circular datestamp and "Due 10" handstamp on soldier's endorsed cover to Williamsburg Miss. with large red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag and "Lawrence Rifles" Patriotic design (F10-14), a bit worn with sealed tears and soiling, part of flap replaced

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS LARGE FORMAT 10-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG DESIGN.

This design, with the large style flag and tassels is similar to F7-16, F8-12 and F9-3, with stars added to the center and the corners. The "Lawrence Rifles" unit designation adds to its desirability

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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