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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–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1456
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1456, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsBrazoria Texas Dec. 12 (1860), Brazoria Texas Dec. 12 (1860)Brazoria Texas Dec. 12 (1860). Circular datestamp clearly struck, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) cancelled by manuscript "X" on cover to Mrs. Marie S. Turner at Averasboro N.C. (see biographical notes below) with red and blue Texas Lone Star Flag Patriotic design (FTX-1), stamp with small margin fault at upper left, backflap mended

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED COVERS BEARING THIS TEXAS LONE STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN AND POSSIBLY THE EARLIEST PATRIOTIC COVER WITH A PRO-SECESSION DESIGN.

We record only two examples of this Texas Lone Star Flag Patriotic design. The other was offered in the Kilbourne Part One sale, accompanied by the unique lettersheet with matching design (Siegel Sale 1186, lot 528), dated February 7, 1861, which we always assumed was printed after the February 1, 1861, vote to pass the Texas Ordinance of Secession. This December 12, 1860, dated example moves the publication of this pro-secession stationery ahead of South Carolina's secession proclamation.

The recipient was Ann Maria (Stewart) Turner, the wife of Capt. James Neill Turner, Co. B, 2nd Regt. N.C. Cavalry, who was killed in battle in September 1864. This cover was probably addressed by her mother, Martha C. (Cleveland) Stewart, who was living as a widow in Brazoria in 1860. Without doubt, the stationery was provided by Maria's maternal uncle, Charles Lander Cleveland, a Texas legislator from Brazoria who served as one of two delegates from Liberty and Polk counties to the state's January 1861 Secession Convention, and was a signer of the February 1st Ordinance of Secession. The secession movement began after Lincoln's election in November 1860. Texas newspapers immediately began publishing articles advocating secession, and this Lone Star design, which is not known used any earlier than December 12, was published well before any other envelopes or stationery with symbols of secession or the Confederacy.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 97

E. 4,000-5,000
10,500
1457
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1457, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsRegular Vicksburg & Bend/ Packet/ Mary E. Keene./ W.B. Richardson Master, Regular Vicksburg & Bend/ Packet/ Mary E. Keene./ W.B. Richardson MasterRegular Vicksburg & Bend/ Packet/ Mary E. Keene./ W.B. Richardson Master. Clear strike of red oval name-of-boat handstamp, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) cancelled by manuscript "X" on 1861 yellow cover to Carrol Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag and "Steamer Genl. Quitman, J. M. White, Master, Leaves New Orleans Thursday 5 P.M., Greenville Sunday 8 A.P." Steamboat Advertisement (F7-15), stamp with rounded corner at bottom left, some cover soiling and repaired corner tear at top right

FINE APPEARANCE. LIKELY A UNIQUE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF A UNITED STATES STAMP ON A DUAL-PACKET 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER, WITH THE MARY E. KEENE NAME-OF-BOAT OVAL AND ADVERTISING FOR THE STEAMER GENERAL QUITMAN. A FANTASTIC COMBINATION.

John Anthony Quitman was born in Rhinebeck N.Y., settled in Mississippi and became active in politics. As president of the Mississippi State Senate he filled in as governor for just over a month. He distinguished himself in the Mexican-American War, where he turned down Sam Houston's offer to make him his second in command. He was appointed the rank of Brigadier General of Volunteers and then Major General in the regular army. After the fall of Mexico City, General Scott named Quitman military governor of Mexico City for the remainder of the occupation. He was elected governor of Mississippi in 1850, but resigned to defend himself against violations of neutrality laws for his support of Narciso Lopez's failed expedition to liberate Cuba. He was also an early fire-eater, who advocated secession starting in the 1850s.

According to the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, the General Quitman is believed to have been built at New Albany, Indiana, in 1859 for a New Orleans ship owner. It was "one of the best and most powerful boats on the river" in 1862 and one of the last to escape from the city on April 24, evacuating upriver "a good many ladies, some officers, and some ordnance stores." The General Quitman continued to serve the Confederate Army as a troop and supply ship on the western rivers until war's end. It passed to private ownership and sank at New Texas Landing, near Morganza, La., on October 23, 1868.

Illustrated in Milgram Vessel-Named Markings book (p. 457). Ex Rohloff

E. 4,000-5,000
8,500
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1458
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1458, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsNew Orleans 21 Mar. (1861), New Orleans 21 Mar. (1861)New Orleans 21 Mar. (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Raleigh N.C. with Jefferson Davis Medallion, Single-Star Flags, Palmetto Tree and 8-Star Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-4), notation on back indicates letter enclosure was dated Mar. 21, 1861 (no longer present), stamp with faulty perfs at right, small edge tear at top just into stars of design, faint toning

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF U.S. POSTAGE WITH A RARE JEFFERSON DAVIS PATRIOTIC DESIGN.

This is one of the rarest Davis Medallion Patriotic designs. This design (JD-4) and the similar single-Star flag design offered in lot 1551 (JD-5) are much cruder than the other Davis Medallion designs. The likeness of the first and only Confederate States president is far less accurate than in the other designs (JD-1 thru JD-3), and contains the slogan "The Right Man in the Right Place" above the portrait instead of "Confederate States of America". Its use with the U.S. 3c 1857 Issue from Confederate New Orleans makes it particularly desirable.

Ex Dr. Brandon

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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1459
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1459, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsAtlanta Ga. Mar. 28, 1861, Atlanta Ga. Mar. 28, 1861Atlanta Ga. Mar. 28, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Newark N.J. with overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-2A, without flagstaff), stamp with perf flaws and faint toning, missing bottom flap where opened

VERY FINE. A LOVELY AND RARE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN OVERALL 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER, SENT SOUTH TO NORTH.

Ex MacBride and acquired by the Kilbournes in 1953. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 21

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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1460
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1460, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C. Mar. 30, 1861, Charleston S.C. Mar. 30, 1861Charleston S.C. Mar. 30, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with second part strike at top, grid ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), straddle-pane margin, on small cover to Columbia S.C., reverse with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-23), stamp with light pre-use crease, cover slightly reduced at right and opened for display

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 7-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN PRINTED ON THE BACK OF A U.S. STAMPED CONFEDERATE COVER FROM CHARLESTON S.C.

This 7-Star design is listed in the C.S.A. Catalog as printed on the back of a cover only (priced at $7,500.00). We have not encountered another example, and the old black and white photo in the C.S.A. Catalog is further evidence of its rarity. The combination of Confederate State use of U.S. postage adds to its desirability

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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1461
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1461, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsSavannah Ga. Mar. 2?, 1861, Savannah Ga. Mar. 2?, 1861Savannah Ga. Mar. 2?, 1861. Mostly clear strike of circular datestamp and grid cancel tie 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), stamp faulty with part of bottom missing before use, on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag and "Forest City Foundry. Savannah, Ga." Patriotic cover (F7-10, Slogan 34) to Philadelphia Pa., missing backflap and small area mended at top, Fine Confederate State use of U.S. postage and presentable example of this rare Patriotic design, this is the only F7-10 design we have encountered with the "Forest City Foundry" imprint, this is the example illustrated in the C.S.A. Catalog, also illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 34

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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1462
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1462, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C. Mar. 30, 1861, Charleston S.C. Mar. 30, 1861Charleston S.C. Mar. 30, 1861. Double-circle datestamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-21) to Hempstead N.Y., 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), straddle-pane margin at left, affixed to bottom flap and cancelled by grid, slightly reduced at top and missing small part of top flap, bottom flap opened for display, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce Confederate State use of U.S. postage on a Patriotic cover to Long Island, the C.S.A. Catalog states that F7-21 is a "poorly printed blurred design", but that must have been based on their listing example as this one is clearly printed, ex Calhoun

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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1463
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1463, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsRome Ga. Apr. 4 (1861), Rome Ga. Apr. 4 (1861)Rome Ga. Apr. 4 (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) to back of cover with Salem Ga. address neatly written on front of cover with overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-2A, without flagstaff), "Jas. L. Gow, Printer, Augusta, Ga., Patent applied for." imprint, slightly reduced at right, some edgewear

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN OVERALL 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER.

This is an extremely rare Confederate overall flag design, especially with the James L. Gow imprint.

Ex Hart

E. 2,000-3,000
0
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1464
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1464, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsColumbus Miss. Apr. 16 (1861), Columbus Miss. Apr. 16 (1861)Columbus Miss. Apr. 16 (1861). Bold and clear strike of circular datestamp, segmented cork cancel ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on manila cover to Mechanics Bank in New York with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag with Liberty Cap Patriotic design (F7-5C), stamp with vertical crease from light file fold, small tear at top of cover, small inconsequential stain at left, Very Fine appearance, a scarce example of this 7-Star Patriotic design with U.S. postage used from the South to the North

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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1465
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1465, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsBrownsville Ten. Apr. 17 (1861), Brownsville Ten. Apr. 17 (1861)Brownsville Ten. Apr. 17 (1861). Partly clear strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Philadelphia Pa. with overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-2B, with the flagstaff), second strike on back, barely reduced at right

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN OVERALL 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER, MAILED FROM SOUTH TO NORTH. RARELY FOUND IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

The F7-2B design contains a prominent flagstaff, in contrast to F7-2A which lacks the flagstaff. Collectors of Confederate Civil War postal history know that the stamps and envelopes are rarely found in sound condition. Most 3c U.S. stamps on Confederate Patriotic covers have varying degrees of faults. The stamp on this cover is sound and the blue color of the star panel is particularly deep.

With 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
1,600
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1466
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1466, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsRichmond Va. Apr. 19, 1861, Richmond Va. Apr. 19, 1861Richmond Va. Apr. 19, 1861. Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Mr. Elsey on board the steamer City of Richmond at Philadelphia Pa. with red and blue 7-Star Small Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-7A/B variety), stamp with small corner crease and slight oxidation, light soiling at bottom, still Very Fine use of U.S. postage on an Independent State cover, mailed only two days after Virginia seceded -- the City of Richmond arrived at Philadelphia from Richmond on Apr. 6 -- this is also a rare design which shares elements of both F7-7A and F7-7B (though with only one rope evident instead of the listed two), the C.S.A. Catalog lists the F7-7B design only on the larger flag, with F7-7A on the smaller flag, in reality this exactly matches neither of the listings and should have its own catalog number, ex Rosenberg

E. 750-1,000
450
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1467
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1467, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsColumbia S.C. Apr. 20 (1861), Columbia S.C. Apr. 20 (1861)Columbia S.C. Apr. 20 (1861). Blue strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), stamp is seriously defective with pieces missing, lifted and pasted onto parts of another stamp below it to appear complete, on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-7B) to Clarksville Tenn., appears Fine, despite the stamp's condition this is a scarce Confederate use of U.S. postage on a Confederate Patriotic to Tennessee, which had not yet seceded from the Union, ex Felton

E. 400-500
325
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1468
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1468, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C. Apr. 23, 1861, Charleston S.C. Apr. 23, 1861Charleston S.C. Apr. 23, 1861. Bold strikes of circular datestamp tie 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-7B) to Millway S.C., missing most of top flap, some minor soiling, otherwise Very Fine, attractive Confederate State use of U.S. postage on a Patriotic, ex Myerson and Calhoun

E. 750-1,000
550
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1469
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1469, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Stamps, "College Hill Miss. Apr. 24, 1861." Manuscript postmark with year cancelling 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on small cover to Lexington Va. with red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag with Liberty Cap Patriotic design (F8-10), original letter enclosure datelined at College Hill on Apr. 22

VERY FINE. AN OUSTANDING CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF U.S. POSTAGE ON A PATRIOTIC COVER. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST 8-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG DESIGNS, WITH ONLY TWO OR THREE KNOWN.

This 8-Star design is the same as F7-5C but with a 6-point star added to the center of the circle of 5-point stars. The middle star, with its rounded points, resembles an asterisk symbol far more than it does a star. This cover and the example offered in lot 1477 are the only ones we have encountered.

Acquired by the Kilbournes from New England Stamp Co. in 1962. C.S.A. Catalog value $10,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
12,000
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1470
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1470, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsRichmond Va. May 4, 1861, Richmond Va. May 4, 1861Richmond Va. May 4, 1861. Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F8-5) to Prospect Va., stamp with minor perf flaws from placement at edge of cover and toned perfs at left, couple small cover tears at top, appears Very Fine, a scarce Patriotic design used with a U.S. stamp from Independent Virginia, mailed three days before Virginia was admitted to the Confederacy, this is the same design as F7-5A with the eighth star added to the center, ex Stephen Brown and Rosenberg

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1471
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1471, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsMemphis Ten. May 5 (1861), Memphis Ten. May 5 (1861)Memphis Ten. May 5 (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Georgetown S.C. in "C.S." (Confederate State) with overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-2B, with the flagstaff), stamp with edge nicks at top and right, area of light waterstaining below stamp

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN OVERALL 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER.

The F7-2B design contains a prominent flagstaff, in contrast to F7-2A which lacks the flagstaff. On this cover the panels for the stars and the top stripe are well out of alignment, attesting to the sometimes crude nature of production for Confederate Patriotics

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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1472
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1472, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsPetersburg Va. 3cts. May 7 (1861) -- First Day of Virginia Confederate Statehood, Petersburg Va. 3cts. May 7 (1861) -- First Day of Virginia Confederate StatehoodPetersburg Va. 3cts. May 7 (1861) -- First Day of Virginia Confederate Statehood. Blue integral-rate circular datestamp and grid tie 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on small cover to Reynoldson N.C. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-4), stamp with two small tears, backflap tears barely extend to front at top left, Very Fine appearance, Virginia was admitted to the Confederacy on May 7, this is a rare and desirable First Day Confederate use of U.S. postage on a Patriotic cover

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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1473
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1473, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C. May 7, 1861, Charleston S.C. May 7, 1861Charleston S.C. May 7, 1861. Double-circle datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Limestone Springs S.C. with blue South Carolina Palmetto State Flag Patriotic design (FS-3B), accompanied by a folded letter datelined Feb. 24, 1861 (not original to the cover) with same Palmetto State Flag Patriotic design, manuscript "No VI" at top indicating letter sequence

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MATCHED COVER AND LETTERSHEET WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA PALMETTO FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN -- THE COVER IS A CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF U.S. POSTAGE.

Purchased by the Kilbournes privately from Robert A. Siegel in 1959

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1474
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1474, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsSouth Carolina Palmetto Tree Patriotic (FSC-5), South Carolina Palmetto Tree Patriotic (FSC-5)South Carolina Palmetto Tree Patriotic (FSC-5). Woodcut design printed in bronze, the tree resembling the unique 10c Provisional entire (16XU6), on 3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26), unaddressed and unused, manuscript "South Carolina Envelope Stamped with palm tree just before Fort Sumpter was bombarded", slight edgewear and soiling, otherwise Fine, extremely rare design -- an article in the Stamp Specialist by George N. Malpass (Chartreuse Book, 1948, p. 58) discusses unusual Confederate Patriotic designs and illustrates a cover very similar to the example offered here, with the same handwriting and slightly different wording (and the same misspelling of Fort Sumter); these are the only examples of this design known to us -- illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 96, ex Kohn, purchased by the Kilbournes privately from Raymond H. Weill.

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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1475
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1475, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsAtlanta Ga. May 8, 1861, Atlanta Ga. May 8, 1861Atlanta Ga. May 8, 1861. Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Vice President Alexander Stephens in Montgomery Ala. with red "Southern Confederacy by Hanleiter & Adair, Atlanta Ga." illustrated advertising design for a newspaper (C.S.A. Catalog unlisted), detailed design depicts scenes of agriculture, transportation and industry, also with printed rates of $5.00 daily and $2.00 weekly, missing backflap as usual for this correspondence, the subject matter of the letter (no longer present) is written on the front, two small nicks at top could be restored, Fine appearance, the few examples we have encountered are addressed to Stephens (it is also known in blue), the Atlanta Southern Confederacy newspaper was started in February 1859 by fire-eater Dr. James P. Hambleton, he sold the paper to Hanleiter and Adair who merged it with their Gate City Guardian, it ceased publication in 1864.

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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1476
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1476, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C. May 12, 1861, Charleston S.C. May 12, 1861Charleston S.C. May 12, 1861. Neat strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), straddle-pane copy on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-7B) to Unionville S.C., missing top flap and minor edgewear, still Very Fine, an attractive Confederate use of U.S. postage on a Patriotic cover, ex Calhoun

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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1477
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1477, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCoffeeville Miss. May 15 (1861), Coffeeville Miss. May 15 (1861)Coffeeville Miss. May 15 (1861). Circular datestamp with open grid cancelling 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Prattville Ala. with red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag with Liberty Cap Patriotic design (F8-10), missing backflap, otherwise fresh and pristine

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST 8-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGNS, WITH ONLY TWO OR THREE KNOWN.

This 8-Star design is the same as F7-5C but with a 6-point star added to the center of the circle of 5-point stars. The middle star, with its rounded points, resembles an asterick symbol far more than it does a star. This cover and the example offered in lot 1469 are the only ones we have encountered.

Acquired privately by the Kilbournes from Harvey Warm. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 47, where it is stated "one reported". C.S.A. Catalog value $10,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
6,250
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1478
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1478, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C. May 16, 1861, Charleston S.C. May 16, 1861Charleston S.C. May 16, 1861. Double-circle datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-7B) to Union Mills S.C., stamp with crease and small tear at left, couple small toned spots, Very Fine appearing Confederate State use of U.S. postage on a Patriotic

E. 500-750
750
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1479
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1479, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsBeaufort S.C. May 17, 1861, Beaufort S.C. May 17, 1861Beaufort S.C. May 17, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 3" in circle handstamp on cover to Alexandria Va. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag with "Southern Rights" Banner Patriotic design (F7-9), "Parrott, Alexandria" imprint, stains in corners could easily be removed by a paper restorer, otherwise Very Fine, rare "Southern Rights" design and especially rare with the U.S. 3c rate handstamp--although the concept of States' Rights is referred to in verses on Patriotic covers, this is the only flag design which incorporates the words "Southern Rights", other examples we have encountered were published by T. S. Whitaker of Wilmington N.C (including on the letter offered in lot 1484), this Parrott, Alexandria imprint, also found on the cover offered in lot 1564, is undoubtedly rare and is unlisted in the C.S.A. Catalog for this design--illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 33

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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1480
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1480, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsSavannah Ga. May 17, 1861, Savannah Ga. May 17, 1861Savannah Ga. May 17, 1861. Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), small piece out at left, double perfs at top, on cover to Athens Ga. with red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F9-2B), small stain at top and backflap tears just extend to couple short tears at bottom, otherwise Fine, a rare 9-Star Flag cover with Confederate use of U.S. postage, 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).

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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1481
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1481, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Stamps, "Prentiss Miss. May 19th 1861". Manuscript postmark with matching "Paid" (3c rate) on cover to New Brunswick N.J. with red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag and Liberty Cap Patriotic design (F8-16) with manuscript "our flag" added at the time of use, slightly reduced at right into the year date

VERY FINE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF U.S. POSTAGE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS 8-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN.

The 8-Star flags began with the admission of Virginia to the Confederacy and ended with the admission of Arkansas -- a period of only one month. This design is the only example recorded.

Illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog on p. 430 and in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 47, with the statement "one reported". With 1984 P.F. certificate. C.S.A. Catalog value $10,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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1482
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1482, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Stamps, "Indian Valley Va. May 22". Manuscript postmark with small "3" cancelling 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) with natural s.e. at right, on cover to Nathans Creek N.C. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag and "C.S.A." in Old English Patriotic design (F7-20), fresh and exceptional condition

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS VERSION OF THE BASIC CONFEDERATE 7-STAR FLAG DESIGN WITH "C.S.A." IS CONSIDERABLY RARER THAN OTHER VARIETIES. A WONDERFUL CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF U.S. POSTAGE.

The few examples of this rare "C.S.A." flag design we were able to locate were used from Virginia post offices. The last two we offered, from the Dr. Brandon and Kilbourne collections, respectively, were from Goodson Va. (and were both post-June 1, 1861 Confederate mail system uses). Virginia was admitted to the Confederacy on May 7 and conducted the popular referendum on May 23, the day after this cover was postmarked

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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1483
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1483, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsNew Orleans La. May 24 (1861), New Orleans La. May 24 (1861)New Orleans La. May 24 (1861). Blurry strike of circular datestamp ties horizontal pair 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Cambridge Mass., second strike cancels the indicia, "Our Flag SC" 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic sticker in red, blue and gold (ST-1) affixed at upper left, missing part of backflap, Very Fine Confederate State use of U.S. postage, C.S.A. Catalog value $2,500.00 for a tied example of the label but they rarely are tied -- therefore offered on its own merits

E. 400-500
900
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1484
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1484, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsWilmington N.C. 26 May (1861), Wilmington N.C. 26 May (1861)Wilmington N.C. 26 May (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), trimmed right margin and couple minor perf flaws, on cover to Olive Branch N.C. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-18), original letter enclosure datelined "Radcliffe Battery, Oak Island N.C. May 25, 1861" with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag with "Southern Rights" Banner Patriotic design (F7-9), "Whitaker, Wilmington" imprint, lengthy military content, cover slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL COMBINATION OF TWO DIFFERENT 7-STAR CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGNS, INCLUDING THE RARE "SOUTHERN RIGHTS" BANNER DESIGN ON LETTERSHEET.

Although the concept of States' Rights is referred to in verses on Patriotic covers, this is the only flag design which incorporates the words "Southern Rights." It was published by T. S. Whitaker of Wilmington N.C., who also published Confederate songs, including "The Stonewall Quickstep" by John H. Hewitt.

Ex Antrim. Accompanied by another letter dated in 1863 -- we are not sure if there is any connection, but it was present when the Kilbournes bought the cover from Earl Antrim. The C.S.A. Catalog does not list the F7-9 design on a lettersheet

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1484A
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1484A, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsWytheville Va. 27 May (1861), Wytheville Va. 27 May (1861)Wytheville Va. 27 May (1861). Circular datestamp and "Paid 3" in arc handstamp on cover to Salem Va. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-4), reduced at right slightly into address, small stained spot at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, scarce Virginia Confederate State use of U.S. postage

E. 400-500
300
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1485
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1485, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsSavannah Ga. May 29, 1861, Savannah Ga. May 29, 1861Savannah Ga. May 29, 1861. Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), pre-use faults and creases ending in a small tear, on cover to Julius Brown (the son of Governor Joseph E. Brown) in Milledgeville Ga. with red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag with Liberty Cap Patriotic design (F8-6), original letter enclosure from Julius's cousin datelined "Thunderbolt May 28 1861", good military content, light soiling, Very Fine appearance, a desirable and rare Patriotic design with Confederate State use of U.S. postage, sent three days before the start of the Confederate postal system (and the prohibition on the use of U.S. stamps), this is the same design as F7-12A with the eighth star added to the center, a note on back indicates that the writer was killed at the Battle of Atlanta, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 44

E. 750-1,000
900
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1486
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1486, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsWinchester Va. May 29, 1861, Winchester Va. May 29, 1861Winchester Va. May 29, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with circular grid cancelling 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Bigby Fork Miss. with red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F8-11), minor soiling, Very Fine Confederate State use of U.S. postage, mailed three days before the start of the Confederate postal system (and the prohibition on the use of U.S. stamps), this is also a rare design which is same as F7-4 with the eighth star added to the center, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 48, acquired by the Kilbournes in 1958, signed Bartels

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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1487
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1487, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Stamps, "Cowikee Ala. May 29 (1861)". Manuscript postmark and "Paid 3" on small cover to Cave Spring Ga. with 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F9-2B), manuscript "Mis Sent to Cave Creek and forward", missing backflap

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SMALL 9-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER COMBINING SEVERAL DESIRABLE ELEMENTS.

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). They are very rare. This cover combines several rare or interesting elements, including the 9-Star design, a scarce manuscript town postmark, the missent and forwarded notation and the Confederate State use of U.S. postage

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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1488
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1488, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsWinchester Va. May 29, 1861, Winchester Va. May 29, 1861Winchester Va. May 29, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with grid canceling 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Demopolis Ala. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F10-17), cover with faults including irregularly reduced at right and repaired at top left affecting part of the design (corner of flag is drawn in), still a presentable example of this very rare design, we have not offered another since keeping computerized records, illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog on p. 432

E. 400-500
275
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1489
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1489, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsMontgomery Ala. May 31, 1861 -- Last Day Federal Postage Stamps Were Accepted in Seceded States, Montgomery Ala. May 31, 1861 -- Last Day Federal Postage Stamps Were Accepted in Seceded StatesMontgomery Ala. May 31, 1861 -- Last Day Federal Postage Stamps Were Accepted in Seceded States. Circular datestamp just ties corner of 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), also tied by pen cancel on redirected cover to Starkville Ga. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Waving Around the Staff, with Liberty Cap Patriotic design (F10-13), "C.S.A." neatly written in white stripe of flag, stamp with double perfs at top and slightly rounded corner

VERY FINE AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THIS 10-STAR WAVING FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE USED ON THE LAST DAY U.S. POSTAGE STAMPS COULD BE USED IN THE SOUTH.

On June 1, 1861, the Confederate postal system began operations, and U.S. stamps were no longer accepted as prepayment of Confederate postage.

Ex Myers

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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1490
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1490, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsSavannah Ga. May 30, 1861, Savannah Ga. May 30, 1861Savannah Ga. May 30, 1861. Circular datestamp with grid tying 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to New York City with 7-Star Confederate Shield Patriotic Sticker in red and blue (ST-7), faint strike of oval handstamp, backflap with red embossed seal for Thos. Prosser & Son New York who is also the addressee, stamp with a few short perfs, Very Fine, a beautiful combination of a Patriotic label and Confederate State use of U.S. postage, ex Duckworth, these are very rarely tied and expertizing bodies frequently offer a “no opinion” when submitted, therefore offered on its own merits

E. 500-750
700
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1491
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1491, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsDandridge Ten. May 31 (1861) -- Last Day of Mail Service between North and South, Dandridge Ten. May 31 (1861) -- Last Day of Mail Service between North and SouthDandridge Ten. May 31 (1861) -- Last Day of Mail Service between North and South. Circular datestamp with 10-bar grid tying 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on red and blue 8-Star Waving Flag and Large Liberty Cap on Flagstaff Patriotic cover (F8-7) to Osceola Ark., unusual offset of red printing on back

VERY FINE. A PHENOMENAL USE OF A RARE CONFEDERATE 8-STAR PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH LIBERTY CAP ON THE FLAG POLE, USED FROM UNION TENNESSEE ON THE LAST DAY OF MAIL SERVICE BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH.

To fully appreciate this remarkable cover, there are several dates one must keep in mind. On May 6, 1861, the Tennessee assembly voted to secede, subject to confirmation by a popular vote. The popular vote took place June 8, 1861, which ratified their ordinance of succession. Tennessee joined the Confederacy on July 2, but was still technically a part of the Union until the June 8 referendum.

Arkansas seceded from the Union on May 6, 1861, and was admitted to the Confederacy on May 18. After May 31 postal relations between North and South were severed as the Southern states took over their own postal responsibilities. This use of a Confederate Patriotic from what was technically still Union Tennessee to Confederate Arkansas, postmarked on the last day of postal service, is truly remarkable.

With 2013 C.S.A. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,700
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1492
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1492, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Stamps"PAID 3", "PAID 3""PAID 3". Clear strike of numeral in truncated frame handstamp on cover to Canton Miss. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag with Liberty Cap Patriotic design (F7-12A), endorsed "Mississippi Troops" at top, short opening tear at left and minor wrinkling, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine appearing example of this rare design, ex Myers, illustrated in 1986 Dietz on p. 7 where it is identified as an Independent State use from Mississippi (between Jan. 9 and Feb. 4, 1861), illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 35, with 1980 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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1493
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1493, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCharleston Mo. June 14(?) (1861), Charleston Mo. June 14(?) (1861)Charleston Mo. June 14(?) (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Lenox Mass. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-5A, large ball on flagstaff), stamp with a part of left margin torn away when separated, Very Fine appearance and rare use from Missouri, which was claimed by the Confederacy and had both Union and Confederate-aligned governments (but was never really a Confederate State), Charleston was in a part of the state with heavy sympathy for the Confederacy, the battle of Bird's Point was fought there on Aug. 19, 1861 between Union and Confederate forces aided by pro-secession groups

E. 1,000-1,500
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1494
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Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1494, Patriotics–Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsPortsmouth Va. ?, 1861, Portsmouth Va. ?, 1861Portsmouth Va. ?, 1861. Blue double-circle datestamp with unreadable date ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), small tear at top, on cover to Madison Ga. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-19), "Gow, Printer, Augusta, Ga. (Patent Applied For)" imprint, small stain at top and small tear at top left, Fine appearing Confederate (or possibly Independent) state use of U.S. postage, this is a very scarce design and the only example of this type in the Kilbourne collection

E. 500-750
275
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