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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: Davis-Stephens and Davis Medallions

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1521
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1521, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsUnion City Ten. July 26 (1861), Union City Ten. July 26 (1861)Union City Ten. July 26 (1861). Large negative circle handstamp with manuscript date, "Paid 5" handstamp on red and blue overall Davis-Stephens 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-1A, large lettering) to Austin Miss., a few backflap tears

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE DAVIS-STEPHENS OVERALL DESIGN PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE DISTINCTIVE UNION CITY TENNESSEE NEGATIVE POSTMARK.

Ex Duckworth. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 20

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
1522
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1522, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsBrownsville Ten. Aug. 8 (1861), Brownsville Ten. Aug. 8 (1861)Brownsville Ten. Aug. 8 (1861). Lightly struck but readable circular datestamp, "PAID" and "5" handstamps on red and blue overall Davis-Stephens 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F8-17) to Mernando Miss., the eighth star for Virginia scratched into blue background by sender (town mark struck over star), skillfully restored by mending piece torn from top right and adding backflap

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE DESIGN VARIATION ON THIS DAVIS-STEPHENS PATRIOTIC, WITH THE EIGHTH STAR FOR VIRGINIA ETCHED BY HAND INTO THE CENTER BEFORE THE COVER WAS POSTMARKED. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE.

Ex Everett, Bischel and Boshwit. Illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog on p. 430 and in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 43

E. 2,000-3,000
1,300
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1523
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1523, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsLynchburg Va. Jun. 15 (1861), Lynchburg Va. Jun. 15 (1861)Lynchburg Va. Jun. 15 (1861). Circular datestamp with "10" and "PAID" in oval handstamps on red and blue overall Davis-Stephens 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F10-1) to Jackson Miss., missing most of backflap and tears at top, minor corner wear, Fine overall, very few examples of this Davis-Stephens 10-Star Confederate Flag design are known, the tenth star represents North Carolina, which seceded on May 20 and was admitted to the Confederate States on May 27

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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1524
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1524, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsHuntsville Ala. Jun. 29, 186?, Huntsville Ala. Jun. 29, 186?Huntsville Ala. Jun. 29, 186?. Blue double-circle datestamp with matching "PAID" and "10" handstamps on cover to Fredericksburg Va. with deep purple Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1A), "Care of Capt. C.L. Stark of 1st Ark Regmt." notation at bottom, couple small edge tears, slightly reduced at right just into one of the markings, faint soiling, still Very Fine appearance, a scarce color for a Davis Medallion cover

E. 500-750
500
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1525
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1525, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsYazoo City Miss ? 12, Yazoo City Miss ? 12Yazoo City Miss ? 12. Circular datestamp and "PAID" straightline handstamp on buff cover to Fayette Miss. with Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1A), fresh and Very Fine Davis Medallion design, ex Wiseman

E. 750-1,000
400
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1526
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1526, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsMemphis Ten. Jun. 20 186(2?), Memphis Ten. Jun. 20 186(2?)Memphis Ten. Jun. 20 186(2?). Circular datestamp with unclear yeardate, "PAID" and "10" rate handstamps on cover to Berryville Va. with purple Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1A, Verse 53), bottom right corner eroded and some minor speckled toned spots, slightly reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine, Charles Kilbourne believed this to be an 1861 Independent State use of the Davis Medallion Patriotic design (Tennessee was admitted to the Confederacy on July 2, 1861), but the yeardate is unclear in the circular datestamp and the 10c rate would point to the Confederate period, in either case desirable, ex Walcott

E. 500-750
275
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1527
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1527, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsCorinth Miss. Jul. ?, Corinth Miss. Jul. ?Corinth Miss. Jul. ?. Bold circular datestamp (day unclear) and perfect strike of "PAID/5" in oval handstamp on cover to DeKalb Miss. with purple Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, Sunburst and "Shubuta Rifles: Fortune favors the Brave" Patriotic design (JD-1A var, Slogan 68), sender's railroad route directive at lower left, expert repair to top flap extending just to top edge of cover where there were a few minor tears

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE SHUBUTA RIFLES MILITARY SLOGAN. VERY FEW ARE RECORDED.

Signed Brian Green

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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1528
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1528, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsLynchburg Va. Jun. 24, 1861, Lynchburg Va. Jun. 24, 1861Lynchburg Va. Jun. 24, 1861. Circular datestamp with "PAID" in oval and "10" rate handstamp on cover to Abbeville Ala. with Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, Sunburst and "Henry Grays" Regimental Patriotic design (JD-1A var, Slogan 50), manuscript "Paid 10 cts", slightly reduced at left, minor toning, vertical fold and splits along edges, still Fine and rare regimental version of the 7-Star Flags and Sunburst Davis Medallion design, ex Dr. Warren, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
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1529
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1529, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsJefferson Davis Patriotic, Jefferson Davis PatrioticJefferson Davis Patriotic. Cover addressed to Columbus Miss. with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1A, Verse 31), privately carried with no postal markings, though there is a manuscript "Mail" at bottom (possibly a soldier's letter), matching manuscript "Let her wave" at top, missing backstamp, small edge tear at top, stain in address, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
160
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1530
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1530, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsClemmonsville N.C. Mar. 20 (1862), Clemmonsville N.C. Mar. 20 (1862)Clemmonsville N.C. Mar. 20 (1862). Circular datestamp with matching "Paid 5" in arc handstamp on cover to Salem N.C. with red Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1A, Verse 31), with original enclosure dated Mar. 18, small toned specks, some corner wear and backflap detached, Fine example of this Jefferson Davis design and scarce printed in red

E. 500-750
550
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1531
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1531, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsCorinth Miss. Jun. ? (1861), Corinth Miss. Jun. ? (1861)Corinth Miss. Jun. ? (1861). Balloon style circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline and manuscript "5" rate on cover to Comargo Miss. with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, 10-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1B, Verse 46), pencil endorsement "Care of Capt. A. Bennett", small toned area entirely on back, trivial soiling, Very Fine, ex Myers

E. 750-1,000
400
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1532
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1532, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsHickman Ky. Sep. 7, 1861, Hickman Ky. Sep. 7, 1861Hickman Ky. Sep. 7, 1861. Clearly struck double-circle datestamp with pencil "Pd 5" rate on cover to Macon Tenn. with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, 10-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1B, Verse 53), three-line endorsement at top "From John dee Mitchell Lieut., Quartermaster's Department, Genl. Pillow's Army", minor opening tears in flaps and at upper right

VERY FINE. MAILED JUST DAYS AFTER THE CONFEDERATE INVASION OF KENTUCKY, THIS JEFFERSON DAVIS PATRIOTIC COVER HAS A CLEAR STRIKE OF THE RARE HICKMAN DATESTAMP AND AN EXPLICIT ENDORSEMENT FROM ONE OF THE OFFICERS IN GENERAL PILLOW'S INVASION FORCE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE KENTUCKY COVERS KNOWN.

General Pillow moved on Hickman and Columbus on September 3, 1861. This early occupation use bears the official endorsement of Lieut. John dee Mitchell of the Quartermaster's Department with Gen. Pillow's army. The combination of elements -- a Patriotic, a rare Confederate postmark at an early date, and an official endorsement from one of the invading officers -- makes this a most desirable cover.

Illustrated in 1986 Dietz on p. 60. Ex Roser and Gallagher

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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1533
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1533, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsAdams Express Co. Memphis, Jun. 20 (1861), Adams Express Co. Memphis, Jun. 20 (1861)Adams Express Co. Memphis, Jun. 20 (1861). Mostly clear strike of red oval datestamp on legal-size buff cover to Governor Isham G. Harris in Nashville Tenn. with purplish-black Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags and 10-Star Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1B), "DH" express notation meaning "Dead Head" or free, cover refolded at right to fit on an album page, minor staining spots at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A LIKELY UNIQUE USE OF THE RARE ADAMS EXPRESS MEMPHIS DATESTAMP ON A PATRIOTIC COVER.

Shortly after the Confederacy was formed on February 4, 1861, the private freight express companies began carrying mail. Soon after June 1, 1861, newspapers published the first advertisements for thru-the-lines express service after the Federal government suspended the mails to seceded states. Tennessee seceded on June 8, 1861, 12 days before this cover was sent. It likely originated in Memphis and was handed directly to the Adams office in that city. This is the only use of the Adams Memphis marking on a Confederate Patriotic cover we have encountered

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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1534
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1534, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsHuntsville Ala. Oct. 12, 1861, Huntsville Ala. Oct. 12, 1861Huntsville Ala. Oct. 12, 1861. Clear strike of blue double-circle datestamp with matching "PAID/5" handstamp on cover to Craig's Plains Ala. "Via Summerville Ga." with Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, 10-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1B, Verse 4), slightly reduced at right, Extremely Fine, exceptional condition for a Davis Medallion Patriotic cover

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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1535
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1535, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsRichmond Va. Sep. 23, 1861, Richmond Va. Sep. 23, 1861Richmond Va. Sep. 23, 1861. Lightly struck circular datestamp and "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on yellow cover to Natchez Miss. with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, 10-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1B, Verse 26) and "Natchez Rifles, Capt. A.V. Davis" regimental imprint at top, some mounting remnants on back

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL REGIMENTAL JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC COVER.

This is a rare regimental imprint on a Davis Medallion Patriotic cover. We offered another in red and blue in our 2014 sale of the Dr. Brandon collection (realized $4,000 hammer)

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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1536
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1536, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsWilmington N.C. 5 Paid Dec. 23 (1861), Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Dec. 23 (1861)Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Dec. 23 (1861). Clear strike of integral-rate circular datestamp with old "3" converted to "5", "PAID" and "10" handstamps on yellow cover to Bonds Mills Ga. with red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1C), Very Fine, a colorful and beautiful design

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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1537
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1537, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsCarolina City Paid Jany, 25 (1862), Carolina City Paid Jany, 25 (1862)Carolina City Paid Jany, 25 (1862). Clear strike of crude integral-rate circular datestamp on yellow cover to Argyle N.C. with red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1C), address rewritten at bottom, fresh and Extremely Fine, wonderful quality for this colorful Patriotic design, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 120

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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1538
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1538, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsRichmond Va. Jul. 21, 1861, Richmond Va. Jul. 21, 1861Richmond Va. Jul. 21, 1861. Circular datestamp and "PAID/5cts" handstamp on cover to Ridgeway S.C. with Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design in blue and violet (JD-1C), cover with "tide stain" from water, but this could be removed by a professional paper restorer, barely reduced at left

FINE. THIS BLUE AND VIOLET BICOLORED PRINTING IS AN EXTREMELY RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE COLOR VARIATION OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION DESIGN.

Ex MacBride

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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1539
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1539, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsMemphis Ten. Nov. 1?, 1861, Memphis Ten. Nov. 1?, 1861Memphis Ten. Nov. 1?, 1861. Mostly clear strike of circular datestamp with bold "DUE/5" handstamp on soldier's-endorsed cover to Memphis with dark red and light blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1C, Verse 28), slightly reduced at left where a few sealed tears are present, Fine appearance and desirable soldier's due use of a Davis Medallion Patriotic -- the shades of the red and blue colors are also very unusual on this example -- illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 120

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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1540
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1540, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsColumbus Ky, Columbus KyColumbus Ky. Partly clear strike of circular datestamp with "PAID" in oval handstamp and manuscript "10" rate on cover to Algiers La. with red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1C, Verse 28), slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. A CHOICE AND RARE USE OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION BI-COLORED PATRIOTIC DESIGN FROM CONFEDERATE-OCCUPIED KENTUCKY.

In September 1861, the town of Columbus was seized by Confederate forces, including the Louisiana "Shreveport Rebels" (this cover is addressed to Algiers La., in New Orleans). Columbus was of strategic importance, because it was the terminus of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad and because of its position along the Mississippi River. Confederate General Leonidas Polk tried to run and maintain a large anchor chain across the entire Mississippi at Columbus (which broke under its own weight) in order to block Union traffic down river. General Ulysses S. Grant responded by engaging the Confederates at Belmont on the Missouri shore. The Battle of Belmont was Grant's first direct combat during the war.

We have encountered a handful of Davis Medallion Patriotic covers used from Kentucky, but this is the first bicolored use we have offered

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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1541
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1541, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsRichmond Va. Dec. 22, 1862, Richmond Va. Dec. 22, 1862Richmond Va. Dec. 22, 1862. Clear strike of circular datestamp with "DUE 10" straightline on soldier's endorsed yellow cover to Wilmington N.C. (crossed out with "Villa Bury" written beside) with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1C), light soiling and mended nick at top, missing backflap, otherwise Fine soldier's due use

E. 500-750
550
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1542
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1542, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsHorn Lake Miss. Oct. 7 (1861), Horn Lake Miss. Oct. 7 (1861)Horn Lake Miss. Oct. 7 (1861). Circular datestamp and large "PAID" and "5" handstamps on cover neatly addressed to Capt. Nelins of the 9th Mississippi Regiment at Warrington Fla., with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, 11-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1C var, Verse 44), small corner repairs barely affect the design, Very Fine appearance and rare, the four stars at the bottom of the sunburst are arranged in a different format in this design as compared to other 11-Star designs

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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1543
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1543, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsHopkinsville Ky. Nov. 24 (1861), Hopkinsville Ky. Nov. 24 (1861)Hopkinsville Ky. Nov. 24 (1861). Circular datestamp with manuscript "Paid" on cover to Byhalia Miss. with red Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, 12-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1C var), both the 12-Star Sunburst and the Verse are unlisted in C.S.A. Catalog, accompanied by folded letter with 12-Star Confederate Flag and Verse design (F12-4, Verse 41), letter is from the same correspondence but is datelined Dec. 13, 1861 so may be from another cover, originated at Camp Alcorn Ky. "North of Hopkinsville", cover opened roughly at right just affecting address

FINE. AN UNDOUBTEDLY UNIQUE COMBINATION OF AN UNLISTED JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH AN UNLISTED VERSE, USED FROM CONFEDERATE-OCCUPIED KENTUCKY.

The verse on this cover, which begins "God of the South! Protect this land from false and open foes!", is unlisted in the C.S.A. Catalog and in 1986 Dietz. It is the only example we have encountered. The 12-Star Sunburst is also unlisted, but with several examples in the Kilbourne collection, we are not sure how it was missed

E. 1,500-2,000
950
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1544
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1544, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsColumbus Ky, Columbus KyColumbus Ky. Clearly struck circular datestamp with unreadable date, "PAID" in oval and manuscript "5" rate on small ca. 1861 cover to Jenkins Depot Tenn. with light purple Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, 12-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1C var, 12-Star Sunburst unlisted, Verse 28), slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, choice quality and a rare use from Confederate-occupied Kentucky

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1545
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1545, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsColumbus Ky. Dec. 19 (1861), Columbus Ky. Dec. 19 (1861)Columbus Ky. Dec. 19 (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID" in oval handstamp on cover to to Jenkins Depot Tenn. with purple Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, 12-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1C var, 12-Star Sunburst unlisted, Verse 28), manuscript "Paid 5" at top, barely reduced at right, small nick and some slight soiling, otherwise Very Fine and rare use from Confederate Kentucky, ex Michaels and Wishnietsky, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 121, Dietz backstamp

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1546
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1546, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsWarrington Fla. Dec. 8 (1861), Warrington Fla. Dec. 8 (1861)Warrington Fla. Dec. 8 (1861). Lightly struck circular datestamp, matching "PAID" and "5" in circle handstamps on small yellow cover to Talladega County Ala. with red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-2), without the allegorical background scene, skillfully cleaned to remove light stains

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

This design is one of the rarest of the Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotics. It has 11 stars in both the flags and the sunburst. 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 (JD-1 thru JD-3). This is one of only two recorded Florida uses of this design, the other offered in lot 1659.

Ex Handy and Everett

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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1547
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1547, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsOkolona Miss. Jun. 15 (1862), Okolona Miss. Jun. 15 (1862)Okolona Miss. Jun. 15 (1862). Circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle and "DUE 5" in oval handstamp on Walker's Brigade soldier's endorsed narrow cover to Tupelo Miss. with red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-2), without the allegorical background scene, edgewear with nicks and small tears, small stain at left, Fine appearing example of this rare design

E. 500-750
600
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1548
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1548, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsLittle Rock Ark. Dec. 23 (1861), Little Rock Ark. Dec. 23 (1861)Little Rock Ark. Dec. 23 (1861). Light strike of double-circle datestamp with "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on buff cover to Richmond Va. with purple Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotic design (JD-3), style without the flags, sunburst and allegorical scene, original letter enclosure with same Jefferson Davis Medallion design, datelined at Little Rock on Dec. 23, 1861, cover with small piece missing from top just into "Paid 10" marking, missing backflap, Very Fine appearing matched cover and lettersheet with this rare Davis Medallion design, particularly desirable used from Arkansas, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 123

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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1549
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1549, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsColumbus Ky. Nov, Columbus Ky. NovColumbus Ky. Nov. 8? (1861) Circular datestamp with "PAID" in oval handstamp and manuscript "10" rate on cover to Dahlonega Ga. with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse Patriotic design (JD-3, Verse 26), style without the flags, sunburst and allegorical scene, missent to Danburg Ga. and forwarded from there on Nov. 11, some minor edgewear and small dampstain at top

VERY FINE. THIS STYLE OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN IS RARE -- PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE USED FROM CONFEDERATE-OCCUPIED KENTUCKY.

The lengthy verse on this cover, which is split by the Patriotic design, is unlisted in the C.S.A. Catalog with Davis Medallions.

Ex Gallagher. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 124

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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1550
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1550, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsPontotoc Miss. Feb. 4 (1862), Pontotoc Miss. Feb. 4 (1862)Pontotoc Miss. Feb. 4 (1862). Neat strike of circular datestamp with boxed PAID" in frame and "5" handstamps on folded letter to Aberdeen Miss., contents (rest of letter) on violet Jefferson Davis Medallion with Allegorical Scenes Patriotic lettersheet (JD-3), illustrated scenes of seated liberty and horses pulling cart of cotton, splitting along folds, still Very Fine, a wonderful and rare Patriotic lettersheet design (see also lot 1723), ex Dr. Agre

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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1551
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1551, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Davis-Stephens and Davis MedallionsTaylortown La. Oct. 11 (1861), Taylortown La. Oct. 11 (1861)Taylortown La. Oct. 11 (1861). Circular datestamp with date and "5" rate in manuscript, "PAID" in oval handstamp on cover to Landry La. with Jefferson Davis Medallion, Single-Star Flag at Right, 11-Star Flag at Left and 8-Star Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-5), small tear at top left above the design, speckled splatter spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION IS ONE OF THE RAREST CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGNS, AND THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED IN ONE OF OUR AUCTIONS.

This is one of the rarest of the Jefferson Davis Medallions. This design (JD-5) and the similar single-Star flag design offered in lots 1458 and 1495 (JD-4) are much cruder than the other Davis Medallion designs (JD-1 thru JD-3). The likeness of the first and only Confederate States president is far less accurate than in the other designs, and contains the slogan "The Right Man in the Right Place" above the portrait instead of "Confederate States of America". This is the only example we have offered in our auctions since 1993 and our Rarities sales since 1964.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 125. Ex Walcott and Matthies, where acquired by the Kilbournes in the 1968 sale of her Confederate Patriotics (Siegel Sale 337, lot 855)

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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