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

Sale Date — Thursday, 28 June, 2018

Category — Patriotics-General Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
592
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 592, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Positions 11/21 from the transfer stone of 50, huge margins including sheet margin at left and portions of adjoining stamps at right, two tiny inconsequential brown spots, tied by blue Bowling Green Ky. circular datestamp with unclear date on 7-Star Confederate Flag with "Our President (J)eff. Davis, Our Vice President (A)lex H. Stephens" Slogan Patriotic cover (F7-24) to Chief of Appointment Bureau, Post Office Department in Richmond, from the Fayette Hewitt correspondence, slightly reduced at left cutting off a single letter in each of the names

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.

Ex Caspary.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,750
593
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 593, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Three large margins, touched at top, tied by "Carolina City N.C. Mar. 12, 1862" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Argyle N.C. with red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1C), flags with red bars and blue field of stars

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

E. 10,000-15,000
27,000
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594
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 594, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins to touched at left, tied by partly clear strike of Tudor Hall Va. circular datestamp on red and blue on yellow Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic cover (JD-2) to Talladega Ala., slightly reduced at left but design is complete, small repair at top not affecting stamp or design

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

E. 3,000-4,000
2,100
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595
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 595, Patriotics-General Issues10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large to huge margins including top sheet margin, rich color, small internal flaw, tied by "Gordonsville Va. Dec. 9" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Patrick C.H. Va. with red Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1C, Verse 38), small cover tear at top and expertly silked inside to preserve quality, backflap partly intact

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.

E. 4,000-5,000
3,000
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596
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 596, Patriotics-General Issues5c Bright Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Bright Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Bright Green, Stone 2 (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touched, beautiful bright color, tied by single clear strike of blue "Norfolk Va. Jan. 1, 1862" double-circle datestamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-12A) to Milledgeville Ga., slightly reduced at right, opening tear at top goes under stamps but did not affect them, Very Fine appearance, an attractive Confederate patriotic cover from Norfolk before it fell to Union forces, ex Dr. Brandon

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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597
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 597, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (4), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (4)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (4). Large margins to clear, tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid" circular datestamp with unclear date on buff cover to Okolona Miss. with 7-Star Confederate Flag and "Berry Infantry, Rome, Geo." Imprint (F7-17), red "Due 5" in oval handstamp, sender's directive "Care S. Word Esq.", some small opening tears on backflap with one just extending to front above stamp, Very Fine and rare, we offered a nearly identical cover, but with a 5c Blue Lithograph, in our sale of the Dr. Brandon collection (Siegel Sale 1087, lot 143, ex MacBride, Handy, and Dr. Green)

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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598
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 598, Patriotics-General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, ample margins all around, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 23, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Bennettsville S.C. with red 7-Star Confederate Flag with "Union of the South" Pennant and "Southern Literary Messenger" Ribbon Patriotic design (F7-26), inconsequential edge soiling

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

E. 4,000-5,000
6,750
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599
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 599, Patriotics-General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, large margins, couple small creases, tied by "Goodson Va. Jul. 29" (ca. 1862) circular datestamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag and "C.S.A." in Old English Patriotic (F7-20) cover to Edward Keen in Christiansville Va., slightly reduced at left where barely touching the bottom of the flagstaff, some minor edge toning touches top margin of pair

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

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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600
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 600, Patriotics-General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, large margins to clear at top, tied by "Rome Ga. Aug. 30" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Fair Mount Ga. with red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F8-7), unusual style with flag waving around the staff with large liberty cap, missing one side panel, still Very Fine and a rare design

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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601
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 601, Patriotics-General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, ample margins, tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid Apr. 21" (1863) circular datestamp on red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag and "Head Quarters, Chatham Artillery" Patriotic cover (F9-2A) to Robertville S.C., accompanied by 9-Star Confederate Flag lettersheet with the same unit designation (F9-2B, with larger stars) and manuscript "Camp Ashby", the lettersheet is dated Oct. 5, 1862 so comes from a different cover (but same correspondence)

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.

E. 7,500-10,000
4,750
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602
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 602, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to clear, tied by "Savannah Ga. Dec. 2?" circular datestamp with red "Due 5" in oval handstamp on narrow 10-Star Confederate Flag and "Confederate Guards. Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia." Patriotic cover to Baldwin Miss., manuscript "paid" next to stamp, minor soiling, some expert restoration is not easily detected, Very Fine appearance, unlisted in C.S.A. Catalog with this unit imprint

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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603
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 603, Patriotics-General Issues10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins all around, beautiful rich color, tied by "Fredericksburg Va. Apr. 9" (1862) circular datestamp on lady's small cover with embossed flap to Fairmount Ga., with 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F10-3), slightly reduced at right

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

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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604
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 604, Patriotics-General Issues10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Huge margins all around, pretty pastel shade (looks like a Stone Y printing but does not have the flaw behind ear), cancelled by three small neat penstrokes with "Starkville Ga. May 13" balloon-style circular datestamp on small cover to Thomasville Ga. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Waving Flag Patriotic design (F10-8)

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)

E. 3,000-4,000
4,750
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605
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 605, Patriotics-General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, tied by "Charlottesville Va. Jan. 20, 1861" double-circle datestamp on blue 10-Star Confederate Battle Flag and Verse Patriotic cover (F10-10, Verse 10) to Jetersville Va., pencil address is re-traced in pen (apparently by the sender), light overall toning

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.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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606
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 606, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, 5c Blue, Stone 2 (1, 4), 5c Green, 5c Blue, Stone 2 (1, 4)5c Green, 5c Blue, Stone 2 (1, 4). Combination of Green and Blue printings, former slightly cut into, latter with full margins, usual faint gum stains, tied by "Goldsborough N.C. Jan. 23" (1863) circular datestamp on 10-Star Confederate Flag with Blank Streamer and Verse Patriotic cover (F10-11) to Fayetteville N.C., black on oatmeal envelope, Bonitz imprint, the initial "E" is on the flag (addressed to an Evans)

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

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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607
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 607, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Tied by "10" in circle handstamp with clear strike of "Vicksburg Miss. Jan. 6" double-circle datestamp on cover to Mrs. Sarah Taylor at Waynesboro Miss. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag, Verse and "Gaines Invincibles" Patriotic design (F11-4, Verse 50), stamp with some edge faults and nick (probably nibbled by critters), cover with sealed tears at left

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.

Ex Matthies

E. 3,000-4,000
6,000
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608
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 608, Patriotics-General Issues10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large to huge margins, beautiful pastel shade, tied by clear strike of "Fort Gibson Miss. Dec. 29, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Jackson Miss. with 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F11-15), Jan. 5, 1863 receipt docketing, flap reattached

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB 10-CENT STONE Y LITHOGRAPH ON AN 11-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER. BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY RESPECT.

Ex Moody and "Tara"

E. 3,000-4,000
8,500
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609
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 609, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Huge margins including bottom sheet margin, ample to clear at right, tied by partly struck "Tudor Hall Va. Dec. 27, 1861" circular datestamp on manila cover to Pedlar Mills Va. with J. W. Randolph 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic printed in red, blue and black (F11-16 variety), faint stain and scuff below flag, stamp creased with an additional possible sealed tear

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

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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610
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 610, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Huge bottom margin, other sides full to clear, vertical crease and repair at right including small portion of design, tied by "Pensacola Fla. Nov. 11" (1861) circular datestamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Leon Rifles" Patriotic cover (F11-24) to Tallahassee Fla., "Co. A 1st Reg. Fla. Vols." regimental imprint, "Childs N.O." publisher's imprint, stars arranged in shape of Christian cross, missing part of backflap

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).

Ex Duckworth

E. 5,000-7,500
8,500
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611
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 611, Patriotics-General Issues10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins except bottom right corner clipped diagonally just into design, deep rich color, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 15, 1862" circular datestamp on red and blue overall 12-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F12-1) to Bath C.H. Va., manuscript directive "from Texas, to be mailed in Richmond by Dr J. W. Fennell", minor backflap mend

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)

E. 7,500-10,000
16,000
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612
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 612, Patriotics-General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Large margins to barely in, tied by "Warrington Fla. Jun. 11" (1862) circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Shelby Springs Ala. with red and blue 13-Star Confederate Battle Flag Patriotic design (F13-3), C. H. Nobles & Co. Pensacola imprint

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

E. 4,000-5,000
6,500
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613
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 613, Patriotics-General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear at bottom right, deep rich color, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 27" circular datestamp on cover to Wetumpka Ala. with 13-Star Confederate "White Jackson Flag" Patriotic design in red (F13-4A variety, listed only in blue), minor opening tear in side flap

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)

E. 2,000-3,000
8,000
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614
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 614, Patriotics-General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to full at right, cancelled by two small pen strokes with matching "Blacks & Whites Va. April 17" postmark on cover to Lunenburg County Va. with blue 13-Star Confederate "White Jackson Flag" Patriotic design (F13-4A), light waterstaining

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)

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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615
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 615, Patriotics-General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large to full margins, tied by "Mobile Ala. Oct. ?" double-circle datestamp on cover to McKinley Ala. with red and blue 13-Star Second Confederate Flag Patriotic Design, "Our New Flag" Slogan and "No reconstruction with the vile North, never..." Verse (F13-5B, Verse 27), missing piece of backflap

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

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
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616
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 616, Patriotics-General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Ample margins, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Nov. 26" (1862) circular datestamp on primitively manufactured cover to Micanopy Fla. with 13-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design, made from maroon and white wallpaper (F13-6, Verse 51), the flag is stenciled and dusted with bronze, single small wormhole

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)

E. 3,000-4,000
2,900
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617
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 617, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large to full margins all around, tied by "Pensacola Fla. Jan. 26" (1862) circular datestamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Firing Left Patriotic cover (CN-2), manuscript "State Artillery Co. A" below design, addressed to Mobile Ala., small nick in lower right edge of cover

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)

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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618
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 618, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Position 38, large margins to touching, minor gum stains in margins, tied by "Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid 28 Jan." circular datestamp on yellow cover with red 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-1C var, variation in smoke, Verse 39), small edge nick at lower left

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE FIRST GENERAL ISSUE.

This design is very rare in red. Ex Knapp and Hall

E. 3,000-4,000
9,000
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619
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 619, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Ample margins, tied by "Pensacola Fla. Jan. 15" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Thomaston Ga. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Facing Right Patriotic design with "Camp Stephens, Upson Guards, Pensacola, Fla." Regimental Imprint (CN-4), "H.P. Hill & Co" (Griffin Ga.) imprint, edgewear and sealed cover tears below the stamp which has just a faint corner crease, slightly reduced at right

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

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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620
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 620, Patriotics-General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full margins except slightly rounded at bottom left corner, tied by blue Danville Va. circular datestamp on yellow cover to Yanceyville S.C. with 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-1C, Verse 13), Very Fine, ex Wishnietsky

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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621
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 621, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Margins to just in, tied by red "Smithfield Va. Apr. 17" (1862) circular datestamp on buff cover to Prince George C.H. Va. with Mounted Dragoon, Sword, Verse and "Forti Et Fideli Nil Difficile" Motto Patriotic design (SM-1, Verse 45), expertly mended cover tears, light crease thru top of stamp, appears Extremely Fine, the motto means "Nothing difficult for the faithful"

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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622
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 622, Patriotics-General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins, tied by Yorktown Va. circular datestamp with unclear date on buff cover to Winchester N.C. with Mounted Dragoon, Sword and Verse Patriotic design (SM-1, Verse 36), Alpheus Bolling Yorktown Va. imprint below, tiny hole at lower right of cover, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Shenfield (acquired by the Kilbournes in 1954)

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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623
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 623, Patriotics-General Issues5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3 (4b), 5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3 (4b)5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3 (4b). Ample margins to touched at left, tied by blurry strike of blue "Petersburg Va. Jun. 13" (1862) circular datestamp on Mounted Dragoons and Verse Patriotic oatmeal cover (SM-2, Verse 24) to Fair Haven N.C., W. & J. Bonitz, Goldsboro N.C. imprint, stamp with small toned spots, Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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624
 
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 624, Patriotics-General Issues10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large to enormous margins all around, rich color, tied by "Goldsborough N.C. Oct. 23" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Griffin Ga. with Two Continental Soldiers and "Men of the South, arise, arise" Verse Patriotic design (SN-1, Verse 25), W. & J. Bonitz, Goldsboro N.C. imprint

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

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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625
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 625, Patriotics-General Issues10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Large margins except faulty bottom left corner, cancelled by two small pen strokes on yellow cover to Enterprise Miss. with Single Standing Continental Soldier and "We will face the foe upon this field" Verse Patriotic design in ornamental border (SN-3, Verse 49), overall soiling

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).

Ex Bogg

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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626
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 626, Patriotics-General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). With bottom sheet margin, manuscript "X" cancel, no town postmark but originates in Clayton N.C. (based on the other, nearly identical example), on oatmeal cover to Moffitt's Mills N.C. with Single Standing Soldier and Verse Patriotic design (SN-2, Verse 34), the uniform in the style of the 1820's, W. & J. Bonitz, Goldsboro N.C, small cover nick behind top of stamp

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

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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627
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 627, Patriotics-General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Ample margins to just touching, lightly struck grid cancel, matching "Spartanburg S.C. May 10, 1862" double-circle datestamp on small cover to Glenn Springs S.C. with blue General P.G.T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval design (MS-1), from the McArthur correspondence

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

E. 3,000-4,000
2,000
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628
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 628, Patriotics-General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to clear, slight edge toning, tied by "Gordonsville Va. Aug. ?" circular datestamp on small cover to Stoney Point Va. with bronze General P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval Patriotic design (MS-1), Very Fine and desirable example of this design on a small cover with the 10c Engraved issue, ex Matthies

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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629
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 629, Patriotics-General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, right stamp crease ending in a small margin tear, tied by "Clinton Tex. Feb. 23" circular datestamp on cover to Brenham Tex. with black Skull and Crossbones design with "We Ask no Quarters" Slogan (MS-5), small repair at top left corner, blue ink spot, some toned spots including at top above stamps

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)

E. 7,500-10,000
18,000
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630
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 630, Patriotics-General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Two, left stamp with margins all around, right stamp margins to cutting and small faults, tied together by "Clinton Miss. Aug. 10" circular datestamp with manuscript date on buff cover to Black Jack La. with red and blue Large Standing Soldier, 12-Star Confederate Flag, "Victory or Death" and "My Country's Freedom" Slogans Patriotic design (SN-5), 10 Camp St. N.O. imprint, missing backflap and small corner nick at bottom right (easily restored)

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.

Ex Bilden

E. 3,000-4,000
8,500
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631
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 631, Patriotics-General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, ample margins to clear, tied by grid with "Pontotoc Miss. Aug. 31" circular datestamp on gray cover to Saddler's Creek S.C. with green "For Land & Life, Children and Wife" Soldier and 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (SN-4), depicts an officer in uniform holding a saber in one hand and flag in other, edge and corner wear, small tear at left slightly into design

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

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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632
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 632, Patriotics-General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, ample to large margins tied by "Goodson Va. Feb. 25" (1863) circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Abingdon Va. with "Confederate States. In the name of our God we will set up our banners..." Verse in "P" Shaped Ornate Frame (PS-3), with four Biblical quotes advocating temperance -- "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." -- Feb. 24, 1863 docketing

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.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
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