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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: State & Allegorical Designs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1552
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1552, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: State & Allegorical Designs, "Queens Hill Miss. Feb. 22d 1861". Manuscript postmark and matching "(N. gane?) Dorman P.M./Free" on buff cover to Sarah J. Hale, editor of Godey's Lady's Book in Philadelphia Pa., with greenish-blue woodcut "Jan. 9th 1861, Mississippi is King" Patriotic design (FM-2), depicting a bale of cotton with an eagle inside a five-pointed star, bold manuscript "Sundries" written on face, opened at top and right with barest hint of reduction

FINE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THIS MISSISSIPPI SECESSION PATRIOTIC DESIGN -- MADE EVEN MORE DESIRABLE BY THE CONFEDERATE STATE USE FROM SOUTH TO NORTH.

This exceptional Patriotic design depicting a bale of cotton, surrounded by the Mississippi secession date and "King" slogan, is unique. Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879), who was the author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb", was appointed editor of Godey's Lady's Book in 1837. She brought significant substance and advancements to this magazine, which was intended to entertain, inform and educate women (and was also widely read by men). It had the widest circulation of any magazine before the Civil War, reaching 150,000 in 1860.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 92

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
1553
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1553, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: State & Allegorical DesignsCharleston S.C. Oct. 5, 1861, Charleston S.C. Oct. 5, 1861Charleston S.C. Oct. 5, 1861. Neat strike of double-circle datestamp with "5" due handstamp on blue South Carolina Palmetto State Flag Patriotic cover (FSC-3B) to Alfordsville N.C., soldier's endorsement at left, barely reduced at right, some overall soiling and wear, Very Fine, scarce design, ex Kimmel and Calhoun

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1554
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1554, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: State & Allegorical DesignsWilmington N.C. 5 Paid 16 Oct (1861), Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid 16 Oct (1861)Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid 16 Oct (1861). Circular datestamp made from converted "3 Paid" on cover to Ashville N.C. with light blue South Carolina Palmetto State Flag design (FSC-1), Whitaker, Wilmington imprint below flag, some minor light soiling, Very Fine, this Palmetto Flag design, with the thin staff and flag attached by rope, is very rare, Power Search does not list another example

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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1555
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1555, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: State & Allegorical Designs, "Beverly (West) Va. July 9" (1861). Manuscript postmark and "Paid 5" rate on cover to Summerdean Va. with Virginia State Seal and "Sic Semper Tyrannis" Motto design (FV-2), an original letter accompanies which has good content from a soldier at Camp Allegheny (same correspondence) but probably not original to this cover, reduced irregularly at right, Fine appearing and desirable use

E. 500-750
2,800
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1556
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1556, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: State & Allegorical DesignsThe Sunny South, Our Country, The Sunny South, Our CountryThe Sunny South, Our Country. Slogan on unused cover depicting brown Allegorical Child Seated on Globe, Holding 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Abolition" Snake Patriotic design (MS-6), some minor thinning on back from prior mounting, Very Fine, a rare design even unused -- only one used example is recorded (offered in Kilbourne Part One, Sale 1186, lot 559, realized $9,000 hammer), the "Sunny South" design was modified to express pro-Union sentiment on envelopes sold in the North

E. 300-400
0
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1557
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1557, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: State & Allegorical DesignsGrahamville S.C. Dec. 23 (1861), Grahamville S.C. Dec. 23 (1861)Grahamville S.C. Dec. 23 (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline and manuscript "paid 5" on cover to Davidson's River N.C. with blue "Confederate States of America" Allegorical River Scene and Verse Patriotic design (MS-2, Verse 8), small tear at right

VERY FINE. THIS ALLEGORICAL RIVER SCENE IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGNS.

The verse on this design is particularly fervent, with a very questionable sentiment. It reads, "Death to each marauding band, who would defile this glorious land-- The white and black man's Dixie! For e'en our slaves would take a hand, To drive the foe from Dixie!"

Ex Brooks. Dietz backstamp

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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1558
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1558, Patriotics–Handstamped Paid and Due Markings: State & Allegorical DesignsCorinth Miss. Nov. 16 (1861), Corinth Miss. Nov. 16 (1861)Corinth Miss. Nov. 16 (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID/5" in oval handstamp on cover to Huntsville Ala. with green "Confederate States of America" Allegorical River Scene and Verse Patriotic design (MS-2, Verse 8), sealed vertical tear at bottom middle, slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. THIS ALLEGORICAL RIVER SCENE IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGNS.

The verse on this design is particularly fervent, with a very questionable sentiment. It reads, "Death to each marauding band, who would defile this glorious land-- The white and black man's Dixie! For e'en our slaves would take a hand, To drive the foe from Dixie!"

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