EXTREMELY FINE GEM SHEET MARGIN PAIR OF THE 5-CENT GREEN DAVIS LITHOGRAPH ON A UNIQUE 7-STAR FLAG AND "JEFF DAVIS" PATRIOTIC COVER. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS DESIGN.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH BICOLORED FLAGS. THE USE OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS GENERAL ISSUE ON ANY TYPE OF DAVIS MEDALLION COVER IS ALSO QUITE UNUSUAL. IN OUR OPINION, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVERS IN EXISTENCE.
We record few examples of this red and blue Davis Medallion design. The first General Issue with President Davis is also rarely found on a Davis Medallion cover. Most of the Davis Medallion covers were used prior to release of the General Issue.
From our Sale 337, which featured one of the finest collections of Confederate Patriotics ever offered. Also ex Dr. Graves and Dr. Green
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITHOUT THE ALLEGORICAL BACKGROUND SCENE, AND FRANKED WITH THE 5-CENT GREEN JEFFERSON DAVIS GENERAL ISSUE.
This design is one of the rarest of the Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotics. It has 11 stars in both the flags and the sunburst above "Confederate States of America." It omits the bridge, cannon, train, steamboat and cotton bale allegorical scene below the medallion, which is found on most of the other Davis designs.
Ex Dr. Brandon
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH ON A JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC COVER.
The 10c Blue Lithograph is very rare on a Davis Medallion cover. There are probably fewer than five in existence.
VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS 7-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG "SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER" PATRIOTIC DESIGN. A WONDERFUL RARITY.
The Southern Literary Messenger was a periodical published in Richmond from 1834 to 1864. Each issue contained poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, and historical notes.
Ex Fuller and Powell. With 1988 C.S.A. certificate
VERY FINE. THIS VERSION OF THE BASIC CONFEDERATE 7-STAR FLAG DESIGN WITH "C.S.A." IS CONSIDERABLY RARER THAN OTHER VARIETIES.
The few examples of this rare "C.S.A." flag design we were able to locate were used from Virginia post offices. The last we offered was a handstamped "Paid" use from the same correspondence as the cover offered here (ex Dr. Brandon).
Ex Weatherly where acquired by the Kilbournes in Siegel Sale 420
FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 9-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG COVER AND LETTERSHEET MATCHED PAIR -- SHOWING BOTH STYLES OF THE F9-2 STAR SIZES.
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). Surviving examples are rare, and we believe the lettersheets are even rarer than the covers.
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT DARK BLUE HOYER & LUDWIG LITHOGRAPH ON A SMALL 10-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER. BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY RESPECT.
The tenth star was added to the Confederate Flag with the admission of North Carolina
EXTREMELY FINE GEM STAMP ON A PRISTINE, SMALL 10-STAR WAVING CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER.
This small 10-Star Waving Flag design is rare. To find it in this condition with a superb 10c Blue Lithograph is extraordinary.
Ex Kimmel, where acquired by the Kilbournes in Siegel Sale 492. Illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 223)
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG DESIGN WITH 10 STARS ARRANGED IN A CROSS.
The only other example we have offered of this design since keeping computerized records was a front only from the Dr. Brandon collection.
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVER WITH A REMARKABLE GREEN AND BLUE LITHOGRAPHED ISSUE FRANKING.
The combined use of 5c Lithograph stamps from the Green (first) and Blue (second) printings is quite unusual on any kind of envelope, and is especially rare on a patriotic cover.
Ex Dr. Brandon
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A WONDERFUL AND RARE 11-STAR FLAG "GAINES INVINCIBLES" PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE 5-CENT GREEN FIRST GENERAL ISSUE.
The "Gaines Invincibles" was a company organized at Waynesboro Miss. on October 17, 1861. Angus Taylor, who was most likely the sender of this cover, was elected Captain. The company was a unit of the 6th Mississippi Infantry Battalion before being reorganized into Co. A of the 46th Mississippi Regiment.
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB 10-CENT STONE Y LITHOGRAPH ON AN 11-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER. BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY RESPECT.
Ex Moody and "Tara"
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MULTICOLORED VERSION OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AND VERSE DESIGN PUBLISHED BY J. W. RANDOLPH OF RICHMOND.
The J. W. Randolph flag-and-verse design is relatively common, but this multicolored version is extremely rare and only alluded to in the C.S.A. Catalog: "Examples in color have been noted in the past but are not currently confirmed."
Ex Dr. Brandon
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE REGIMENTAL FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN USED WITHIN FLORIDA. THE ARRANGEMENT OF STARS IN THE SHAPE OF A CHRISTIAN CROSS IS UNIQUE TO THIS DESIGN.
"Leon Rifles" was the nickname given to the 1st Florida Infantry Regiment organized in April 1861 under Colonel James Patton Anderson. Company A was commanded by A. Perry Amaker. The distinctive Leon Rifles flag design is cited by Stephen R. Boyd in Patriotic Envelopes of the Civil War: The Iconography of Union and Confederate Covers as a "unique design unknown on any other Southern patriotic cover or flag. The eleven stars form an upright cross, making explicit the Southern's view of the close ties between Southern independence and Christianity" (p. 31).
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE 12-STAR FLAG DESIGN WITH THE 10-CENT HOYER & LUDWIG LITHOGRAPH, HAND-CARRIED FROM TEXAS AND MAILED AT RICHMOND. ONE OF THE RAREST CONFEDERATE FLAG DESIGNS.
Ex Duckworth and acquired by the Kilbournes in 1963. The complete cover illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog (p. 435) and in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 226)
EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE COMBINATION OF THIS 13-STAR CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG DESIGN, FLORIDA ORIGIN AND THE 5-CENT RATE PAID BY A SINGLE 5-CENT LONDON TYPOGRAPH.
This is a "triple threat" cover with this rare 13-Star Battle Flag design, a Florida postmark and a single of the 5c Typograph -- which is far more often encountered as a pair paying the post-June 30, 1862, universal 10c rate.
Ex Hill and acquired by the Kilbournes in 1964
EXTREMELY FINE. THIS "WHITE JACKSON FLAG" DESIGN WITH STARS ARRANGED IN A CROSS IS RARE IN THE LISTED BLUE COLOR. THIS EXAMPLE IN RED IS AN OUTSTANDING VARIETY.
Ex Judd and from Siegel Sale 288 in 1965. Illustrated in color in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 151)
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "WHITE JACKSON FLAG" DESIGN WITH STARS ARRANGED IN A CROSS.
With 1992 C.S.A. certificate declining opinion on whether the stamp originates (it does)
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SECOND CONFEDERATE FLAG DESIGN IN RED AND BLUE WITH THE "OUR NEW FLAG" SLOGAN.
This flag design comes in two variations. The other is in monochrome black. Both are rare, but this red and blue design is more striking.
Ex MacBride and Judd
VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL 13-STAR PATRIOTIC DESIGN ON A WALLPAPER ADVERSITY COVER TO FLORIDA. TRULY REMARKABLE.
Ex Myers. Illustrated in Abraham Lincoln Illustrated Envelopes and Letter Paper by Milgram (p. 208)
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC FLAG AND CANNON DESIGN USED FROM FLORIDA, WITH THE FIRST GENERAL ISSUE.
Of the various Flag and Cannon Patriotic designs, this is one of the rarest. To find it in this choice condition, with the first General Issue stamp and used from Florida, is remarkable. The sister cover to this, mailed on Feb. 17, 1862 to the same recipient, was offered in our 2017 sale of the Dr. Briggs collection (Siegel Sale 1153, lot 2161, realized $23,000 hammer)
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE FIRST GENERAL ISSUE.
This design is very rare in red. Ex Knapp and Hall
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EARLY REGIMENTAL CONFEDERATE FLAG AND CANNON PATRIOTIC COVER FROM PENSACOLA, FLORIDA.
This scarce design depicts a cannon that is facing right and not firing, unlike other Cannon designs, which face left and are shown firing. We have sold only a few other examples of this design, including one other from Pensacola with a different regimental imprint, offered in our 2014 sale of the Dr. Brandon collection
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH ON A BEAUTIFUL PATRIOTIC COVER.
This is a relatively scare design among Confederate Patriotics, and very rare with the 10c Blue Lithograph in this condition. Ex Judd
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS SINGLE SOLDIER WITH VERSE IN ORNAMENTAL FRAME PATRIOTIC WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED. A RARITY MADE MORE DESIRABLE BY THE 10-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH.
The only other example we have offered with this style of standing soldier was in our sale of the Dr. Brandon collection (Siegel Sale 1087, lot 195). That example has a slightly smaller soldier, without the ornamental frame and has a different verse (we incorrectly described it as SN-2).
FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THIS SINGLE SOLDIER PATRIOTIC DESIGN.
Both of the reported examples of this design are franked with the 5c Blue Lithograph, affixed in the same orientation, with "X" cancels and to the same addressee. The other example, last offered in Siegel Sale 619 (lot 93), has a manuscript "Clayton N.C. Apr. 18" postmark and is ex Weatherly and Everett. Another example which we identified as SN-2 in our 2014 sale of the Dr. Brandon collection is actually SN-3.
Ex Myers, Bischel and Freeman
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH USED TO PAY THE PRE-JULY 1, 1862 RATE ON A SMALL GENERAL BEAUREGARD PATRIOTIC COVER -- A LOVELY "BLUE ON BLUE" COMBINATION AND ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES IN BLUE.
The C.S.A. Catalog states that only one example of the Beauregard design is known in blue. We are aware of one other which is a stampless cover with postage due.
Signed Brian Green. Ex Murphy and Freeman
FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS STARTLING CONFEDERATE SKULL & CROSSBONES DESIGN.
Ex MacBride and Kimmel. Acquired by the Kilbournes in the 1976 Siegel sale of the Kimmel collection (Sale 492, lot 962). Illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 231)
FINE OVERALL APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGNS.
The uniformed officer in this design resembles General P. G. T. Beauregard (as does SN-4). Among the designs depicting a detailed officer likeness, only MS-1 is actually labeled with Beauregard's name.
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH A PAIR OF THE 5-CENT TYPOGRAPH.
The uniformed officer in this design resembles General P. G. T. Beauregard (as does SN-5). Among the designs depicting a detailed officer likeness, only MS-1 is actually labeled with Beauregard's name.
Ex Emerson, Brooks and Solomon
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB AND RARE COVER WITH BIBLICAL QUOTES DESIGNED TO INSPIRE PATRIOTIC FERVOR AND PROMOTE TEMPERANCE.
This is the listing image in the C.S.A. Catalog. We are aware of one other example, from our sale of the David L. Jarrett collection of propaganda covers (Siegel Sale 970, lot 296, realized $6,000 hammer). Ex Kimmel, where acquired by the Kilbournes in the 1976 sale of his collection.