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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–Labels

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1714
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1714, Patriotics–Labels"Our Flag." A. Dapremont, New Orleans La, "Our Flag." A. Dapremont, New Orleans La"Our Flag." A. Dapremont, New Orleans La. Two covers, first with bold and clear strike of Jackson Miss. May 29 circular datestamp with "5." in circle handstamp on cover to Winnfield La. with "Our Flag. The Flag Adopted by the Southern Congress!" corner card, advertising the stickers which were "Designed for Envelopes, Letter Paper, Business Cards, Bill Heads & C.", bottom of advertisement states packages (of 25 stickers) will be sent anywhere in the Southern Confederacy for 30c, the top left of the cover shows a round circle (evidence that a sticker was once affixed), missing backflap and small part of bottom flap, sealed tear, second cover bears the "Our Flag SC" 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic sticker in red, blue and gold (ST-1), tied by "Waynesboro Ga. Sep. 11" circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline (no rate indicated) and addressed to Vice President Alexander Stephens in Richmond, usual subject summary on back and missing flap, light soiling

VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL COMBINATION OF COVERS, WITH THE DAPREMONT ADVERTISEMENT ON ONE AND A TIED EXAMPLE OF THE "OUR FLAG" STICKER ON THE OTHER. TIED EXAMPLES ARE EXTREMELY RARE.

Alexander Dapremont of New Orleans produced his "Our Flag SC" labels initially as imperforate sheets and later as die-cut singles. The "SC" stands for "Southern Congress", as described in the advertisement. Most examples of the label are not cancelled or tied and are therefore difficult to authenticate. They are generally scarce and this tied example is very rare. Dapremont also produced at least one Flag Patriotic design (F8-9, imprint 20) which is very rare and not all examples include the Dapremont imprint (see lot 1572 for an example of F8-9 with the imprint). For a thorough background on Dapremont, his labels and the Lee Mallory (the designer of the labels and likely the F8-9 design) mentioned in the advertisement, see Patricia Kaufmann's article in American Stamp Dealer & Collector (March 2015, pp. 49-54).

Label cover is ex Wiltsee, Freeland and Weill Brothers' Stock. C.S.A. Catalog value $2,500.00 for a tied example

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
1715
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1715, Patriotics–LabelsFredericksburg Va. 5 Jul. 22 (1861), Fredericksburg Va. 5 Jul. 22 (1861)Fredericksburg Va. 5 Jul. 22 (1861). Partly clear strike of circular datestamp with 5c integral-rate, manuscript "Paid 5cts" on cover to Mechums River Va. with 25-Star Confederate Saltire Battle Flag Patriotic sticker (ST-6), original letter enclosure datelined "Aquia Creek, Battery No. 1, Sunday July 21, 1861", wonderful war content in two separate letters written on same sheet of paper, discussions of fighting at (First) Manassas, General Beauregard and the statement "I have pasted a picture of our new battle flag on the envelope", cover with edge and bottom right corner faults, die-cut sticker with crease at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG PATRIOTIC STICKER IS EXTREMELY RARE. THE CONTEMPORARY CONFIRMATION OF ITS USE ON THIS COVER IS EXTRAORDINARY.

Collectors of classic philatelic material appreciate how rare it is to find a cover with content that specifically mentions an aspect of the cover that would become of philatelic interest to later generations. This is a rare example of such content and is especially desirable since the label itself is so rare.

Ex MacBride. Discussed in an article in Stamps (April, 1943). Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 136. C.S.A. Catalog value $5,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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1716
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1716, Patriotics–Labels10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Huge margins to full, deep rich color, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Jun. 10, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Williamsburg Va. with 7-Star Confederate Flag, slaves picking cotton, palmetto tree and cotton bales Patriotic sticker in red and blue (ST-5), wonderfully detailed scene with red border at sides, manuscript "Steamer Beulah" at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS EXCEPTIONAL CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC LABEL. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE USED WITH A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT HOYER & LUDWIG LITHOGRAPH ON AN ALABAMA RIVER STEAMBOAT COVER.

Ex Emerson and Weatherly (acquired by the Kilbournes in a private exchange with Earl Weatherly in 1964). Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 135. C.S.A. Catalog value $7,500.00. Patriotic labels are very rarely tied and expertizing bodies frequently offer a “no opinion” when submitted, therefore this cover is offered on its own considerable merits

E. 4,000-5,000
8,500
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1717
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1717, Patriotics–Labels5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to just in at lower right, tied by partly clear strike of "Warrington Fla. Dec. 28" circular datestamp on cover to Marshall County Miss. with Sailor Nailing 11-Star Confederate Flag to Pole Patriotic sticker in red and blue with ornate frame (ST-4), expertly mended tears including at top and on flap but label is sound, Very Fine appearance and rare, this label's design is similar to that of a Palmetto Patriotic (FSC-2), this is one of only three recorded Warrington covers bearing this label, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 134, C.S.A. Catalog value $3,500.00, these are very rarely tied and expertizing bodies frequently offer a “no opinion” when submitted, therefore offered on its own merits

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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1718
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1718, Patriotics–Labels10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, bright color, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jul. 20, 1863" circular datestamp on blue cover to Spartanburg S.C., "Our Flag SC" 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic sticker in red, blue and gold (ST-1) affixed at top, Very Fine, ex Duckworth, 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. 200-300
200
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1719
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1719, Patriotics–Labels10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by bold and clear strike of "Mobile Ala. Aug. 3" circular datestamp on cover to Anderson S.C. with "Confederate States of America" and "Aide Toi Dieu Taidera" slogan around 10-Star Confederate Saltire Battle Flag Patriotic sticker in red, blue and gold (ST-2), Very Fine and extremely rare, only two examples are recorded (neither tied), the motto translates to "Help yourself God will help you" and the flag design is very similar to the extremely rare F10-18 (see lot 1674 for an example), ex MacBride and Handy, acquired by the Kilbournes at a 1956 auction, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 133, C.S.A. Catalog value $3,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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