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
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
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