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Sale 1186 — The Kilbourne Collection of Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 28 June, 2018

Category — Patriotics-First Day of Confederate Postal System

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
539
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 539, Patriotics-First Day of Confederate Postal SystemCorinth Miss. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System, Corinth Miss. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal SystemCorinth Miss. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System. Balloon-style circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline and manuscript "Paid" 5", the "5" written over an apparent "3" on black Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags and Sunburst and "Henry Grays" Regimental Patriotic cover (JD-1A var) to Abbeville Ala., barely reduced at right and some faint soiling

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING FIRST DAY COVERS OF THE CONFEDERATE POSTAL SYSTEM -- WITH THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN.

Covers postmarked on June 1, 1861 -- the first day of the Confederate postal system -- are rare and very desirable. Only two Patriotic covers with June 1 postmarks are known to us (the other is offered in the following lot). This cover would make an excellent companion to the outstanding Corinth Miss. Jefferson Davis Patriotic cover used on May 31, 1861, the last day of U.S. rates in the Confederacy (see Siegel Sale 795, lot 36).

With 1999 C.S.A. certificate stating "Genuine June 1, 1861 usage"

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
540
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 540, Patriotics-First Day of Confederate Postal SystemEvergreen La. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System, Evergreen La. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal SystemEvergreen La. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System. Balloon-style circular datestamp in red, manuscript "1" date, matching red "PAID" straightline on narrow cover to New Orleans with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F10-9), receipt docketing of June 10 and answer docketing of June 13, insignificant tears in backflap and sideflap

VERY FINE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL 10-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN, POSTMARKED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE CONFEDERATE POSTAL SYSTEM.

While the distance between Evergreen and New Orleans would not normally indicate a transit of nine days, the manuscript "1" date in the Evergreen June datestamp is completely original. It is possible that transit was delayed in this case.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky book (p. 56) and 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 145)

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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