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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: Flag and Cannon Desings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1632
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1632, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Flag and Cannon DesingsCorinth Miss. Jul. 18 (1861), Corinth Miss. Jul. 18 (1861)Corinth Miss. Jul. 18 (1861). Well-struck circular datestamp with "PAID/5" in oval handstamp on buff cover with 11-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-1B, Verse 28) to Laurel Hill La., minor wear, Very Fine, the eleventh star represents the admission of Tennessee on July 3, two weeks prior to this sending

E. 1,000-1,500
550
1633
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1633, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Flag and Cannon DesingsUnion City Tenn, Union City TennUnion City Tenn. Soldier's endorsement from Union City at top of buff cover to Jackson Tenn. with red 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-1C, Verse 48), some minor edgewear, appears Very Fine, ex Kohn and Hahn

E. 500-750
325
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1634
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1634, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Flag and Cannon DesingsTudor Hall Va. Oct. 7, 1861, Tudor Hall Va. Oct. 7, 1861Tudor Hall Va. Oct. 7, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp and "10" rate for distance over-500 miles, on oatmeal cover to Stone Mountain Ga. with 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon, Verse and "Remember Bethel, Sumpter & Manassas" Patriotic design (CN-1C, Verse 39, Slogan 63), soldier's endorsement at bottom, light waterstain at top right, still Very Fine and attractive, desirable with the additional slogan

E. 500-750
375
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1635
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1635, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Flag and Cannon DesingsPine Bluff Ark. Jun. 28, 1862, Pine Bluff Ark. Jun. 28, 1862Pine Bluff Ark. Jun. 28, 1862. Double-circle datestamp with "DUE" and "5" handstamps on yellow cover to Des Arc Arkansas with 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and "Run Yank or Die!" Slogan Patriotic design (CN-1C var, Slogan 65), soldier's endorsement, small mended tears at top and missing backflap, still Very Fine appearance and very rare combination of this design and Arkansas usage, we have encountered the "Run Yank or Die!" slogan on two different types of Cannon Patriotic covers -- the other on CN-6 (see Kilbourne Part One, Sale 1186, lot 584), illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 103, from our 1981 Rarities sale

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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1636
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1636, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Flag and Cannon Desings"Manassas Junction, Company B, 7th Regiment Louisiana Vol, "Manassas Junction, Company B, 7th Regiment Louisiana Vol"Manassas Junction, Company B, 7th Regiment Louisiana Vol." Docketing or endorsement on back of cover addressed to Baton Rouge La. with red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon, Five-Point Star, Verse and "Remember Sumter, Bethel and Manassas" Slogan Patriotic design (CN-2 var., Verse 35, Slogan 63), soldier's endorsement at top from a member of the 7th Regt., Louisiana Volunteers (the "Pelican" Regiment), and pencil "10" apparent rate but no postmark, accompanied by original enclosure, a lettersheet with 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse design (CN-1C, Verse 39), Starke & Cordozo imprint, datelined Sep. 5, 1861, interesting contents related to battle and "Yankees within 14 miles", cover with some minor soiling

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND VERY RARE CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH THE STAR ABOVE THE CANNON AND FLAG AND "REMEMBER SUMTER, BETHEL AND MANASSAS" SLOGAN.

Of the various Flag and Cannon Patriotic designs, this is one of the rarest -- particularly with the large five-point star above the flag. The C.S.A. catalog lists this design only with 11 stars and does not depict it with the large star above, nor mention it in the description of varieties. The 12th star here, at the upper right of the flag, is more of a blob than a star but it is prominent enough that we regard it as a 12th star. In reality, this design should have been assigned its own catalog number.

The firm of Starke & Cordozo was based in Richmond, Virginia. They produced a variety of patriotic envelopes and lettersheets during the Civil War. Although this cover does not have their imprint, the presence of the lettersheet with the Starke & Cordozo imprint suggests that that both came from them.

Ex Dr. Brandon

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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1637
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1637, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Flag and Cannon DesingsColumbus Ky. 2 Oct, Columbus Ky. 2 OctColumbus Ky. 2 Oct. Circular datestamp with manuscript "Due/10" on buff cover to Pt. Coupee La. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Patriotic design (CN-2), "J. K. Sutterley, bookseller under St. Charles Hotel N.O." imprint, soldier's endorsement at left, slightly reduced at right where missing small part of side flap

VERY FINE AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THIS 11-STAR FLAG AND CANNON CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGN USED FROM CONFEDERATE-OCCUPIED KENTUCKY.

Of the various Flag and Cannon Patriotic designs, the 11-Star CN-2 is one of the rarest.

Ex Matthies, where acquired by the Kilbournes in the 1968 sale of her Confederate Patriotics (Siegel Sale 337, lot 820)

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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1638
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1638, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Flag and Cannon DesingsRichmond Va. Oct. 7, 1861, Richmond Va. Oct. 7, 1861Richmond Va. Oct. 7, 1861. Full strike of circular datestamp with additional part strike at top, "PAID/5cts." handstamp on green cover to Pedlar Mills Va. with 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-3, Verse 39), edgewear and nicks, Very Fine appearance and a most unusual use of green paper for a Patriotic envelope, ex Peters and Baker

E. 500-750
275
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1639
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1639, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Flag and Cannon DesingsWeldon N.C. Nov.? 26, Weldon N.C. Nov.? 26Weldon N.C. Nov.? 26. Blurry strike of circular datestamp with "PAID" and "5" rate handstamps on cover to Macon Ga. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Facing Right Patriotic design with "They've killed me boys, But don't give up the fight -- Bartow" Slogan (CN-4, Slogan 71), "H.P. Hill & Co" (Griffin Ga.) imprint, manuscript charge box notation at top, small edge nicks and overall soiling, Very Fine appearance, a scarce Patriotic design, Francis S. Bartow was the first Confederate brigade commander killed in action, at First Manassas, his name appears on a variety of early Confederate Patriotic covers, akin to the Union hero Col. Ellsworth

E. 500-750
750
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1640
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1640, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: Flag and Cannon DesingsOrange, Texas, Orange, TexasOrange, Texas. Cover addressed to Col. John Rockwood in Orange Tex., endorsed "POB Free Thos. Edgar, Chf of Orange Bureau" with blue 11-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-7, Verse 39), back and flap tear extends to top right corner on front

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST CONFEDERATE FLAG AND CANNON PATRIOTIC DESIGNS AND A REMARKABLE POST OFFICE BUSINESS USE WITHIN TEXAS.

This cannon design, while firing left like most of the others, has distinctive differences, particularly in the smoke at left and right. This is likely a unique use of this design within Texas.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 104 with the statement "one reported", though the C.S.A. Catalog illustrates another example

E. 2,000-3,000
12,000
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