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

Sale Date — Thursday, 28 June, 2018

Category — Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
557
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 557, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsTuskegee Ala., Oct. 30, 1861, Tuskegee Ala., Oct. 30, 1861Tuskegee Ala., Oct. 30, 1861. Bold strike of blue double-circle datestamp with matching "PAID" in oval and "5" handstamps on red, blue and black "Our Homes" and "Protection" Pictorial Confederate Patriotic cover (MS-3) to Americus Ga., remarkable detailed allegorical scene of Confederate soldier defending family and country at top with full horn of plenty, and Northerner at bottom with "taxation" and slave with U.S. flag and bag and empty horn of plenty, slight age staining and small reduction at right

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN USED EXAMPLES OF THIS FASCINATING AND ELABORATELY DESIGNED PICTORIAL PATRIOTIC COVER.

The only other recorded used example of this design was part of the Dr. Brandon collection and was last sold in 2014 for $20,000 hammer (Siegel Sale 1087, lot 109).

Ex Walcott and Matthies. Acquired by the Kilbournes in Siegel Sale 337 in 1968.

E. 15,000-20,000
13,500
558
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 558, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMarshall Tex. Jul. 25 (1861), Marshall Tex. Jul. 25 (1861)Marshall Tex. Jul. 25 (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID" and "10" handstamps on "Hanging Lincoln" Cartoon cover (MS-4) to Mr. N. B. Sexton in Wytheville Va., answer docketing of Aug. 6, 1861, slightly reduced at right, some faint edge toning

VERY FINE. ONLY TWELVE EXAMPLES OF THE CELEBRATED HANGING LINCOLN ENVELOPE ARE RECORDED. THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE MAILED FROM TEXAS. AN OUTSTANDING AND HISTORIC CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC.

The Hanging Lincoln design is widely recognized as the most distinctive of all Civil War patriotics. In this extraordinary cartoon, President Lincoln is hanging upside down from a tree limb, with his symbolic axe and fence rail tied around his neck. The caption reads "Abe Lincoln the destroyer. He once split Rails. Now he has split the Union." To the left and right is the caption "The penalty of disregarding the constitution. Impeached, deposed, Tried and convicted" (there is a spelling correction from "diposed" to "deposed"). Standing beside Lincoln is a mustachioed Winfield Scott, labeled "Old Fuss n Feathers", dropping his sword and exclaiming "My glory is gone for ever." On the ground is the Union flag, captioned "The stars and stripes lie in the dust, Never to rise." A star at left has the caption "The southern star is rising" and the Confederate 11-star flag towers above with the caption "The stars and bars shall for ever wave triumphant." Along the bottom is the imprint "Copyright claimed. HM & WC Box 417 Nashville Tenn." Despite continuing investigation, we have been unable to uncover the identity of the publishers "HM & WC."

There are twelve genuine Hanging Lincoln patriotics (listed in date order): 1) Jul. 25, 1861, Marshall Tex. Paid 10, the cover offered here; 2) Aug. 21, 1861, Nashville Ten., two 5c provisionals, ex Kimmel, Myers, Rudy, D.K. Collection (Siegel Sale 1022, lot 1066); 3) Aug. 30, 1861, Athens La. "Paid X", ex Hall (Siegel Sale 840, lot 27); 4) Nov. 2, 1861, Bowling Green Ky., ex Dr. Green, Schwartz (Siegel Sale 981, lot 4154); 5) Jan. 1, 1862, Nashville Ten., 5c Olive Green (Siegel Sale 933, lot 978); 6) Jan. 4, 1862, Nashville Ten., 5c Olive Green; 7) Feb. 20, 1862, Cumberland Gap Ten., manuscript Paid 5, ex Boshwit (Siegel Sale 940, lot 462); 8) Apr. 15, 1862, Cartersville Miss., manuscript Due 5, ex Dr. Brandon (Siegel Sale 1087, lot 10); 9) Apr. 15, 1862, Camden Miss., 10c Rose, to Mrs. Mary Burns, Oso Tex., offered as lot 709 in this sale; 10) Jun. 24, 1862, Camden Miss., 10c Rose, to Mrs. Mary Burns, Oso Tex., same correspondence as No. 9 (Siegel Sale 1063, lot 2208); 11) date unknown to West Union S.C., manuscript Due 5; and 12) privately carried and not postally used. In addition, there is a genuine envelope with fake markings and a stamp added.

Ex Walcott and Matthies. Acquired by the Kilbournes in Siegel Sale 337 in 1968

E. 10,000-15,000
21,000
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559
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 559, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsSan Antonio Tex. Nov. 23, San Antonio Tex. Nov. 23San Antonio Tex. Nov. 23. Circular datestamp with "Paid 10" handstamp on cover with brown Allegorical Child Seated on Globe, Holding 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Abolition" Snake, with "The Sunny South Our Country" Slogan Patriotic design, addressed to Maj. Newton, 3rd Regiment Texas Volunteer Infantry, General Waterhouse's Brigade, General Forney's Division, Army of Arkansas, "Via Shreveport La.", cover has been professionally restored around edges and backflaps rejoined

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USED EXAMPLE OF THIS FASCINATING DESIGN, WHICH WAS ADAPTED FOR BOTH SIDES OF THE WAR. AN IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR POSTAL HISTORY ARTIFACT.

The "Sunny South" design was modified to express pro-Union sentiment on envelopes sold in the North. This cover is accompanied by a second blue cover with "San Antonio Tex. Nov. 7" circular datestamp struck on back, the same "Paid/10" in arc handstamp on the front, and precisely the same address as on the Patriotic. Both covers come from an original correspondence that surfaced in the 1980's and were purchased by the Kilbournes privately from John and Patricia Kaufmann. This is the first appearance at auction for this remarkable cover.

Illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 232)

E. 7,500-10,000
9,000
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560
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 560, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCorinth Miss. Jun. 3 (1861), Corinth Miss. Jun. 3 (1861)Corinth Miss. Jun. 3 (1861). Balloon-style circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in oval (on third day of new C.S.A. postal system) on red and blue Davis-Stephens 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F10-1) to Red Land Miss., missing backflap and small tear at top

A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE DAVIS-STEPHENS 10-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN.

Very few examples of this Davis-Stephens 10-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design are known. The tenth star represents North Carolina, which seceded on May 20 and was admitted to the Confederate States on May 27.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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561
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 561, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCorinth Miss. Jun. 15 (1861), Corinth Miss. Jun. 15 (1861)Corinth Miss. Jun. 15 (1861). Bold circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in oval on dark purple Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic cover (JD-1A, Verse 43) to Handsboro Miss., original enclosure is a matching Jefferson Davis Medallion lettersheet with additional allegorical scenes at sides, cover with manuscript "Via New Orleans", tiny corner repair at bottom left

VERY FINE MATCHING JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC COVER AND LETTERSHEET.

Although Jefferson Davis Medallion covers are relatively available due to widespread use at the beginning of the war, this is the only one we can recall that has the matching lettersheet, which is original to the envelope.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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562
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 562, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsJefferson Davis Medallion Patriotic, Jefferson Davis Medallion PatrioticJefferson Davis Medallion Patriotic. Underinked strike of circular datestamp (possibly Danville Va.) with bold "PAID" and "5" handstamps on small cover to Palmer Springs Va. with Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags and 10-Star Sunburst Patriotic design in deep orange brown (JD-1B), fresh and Extremely Fine, an extremely rare color for this design and also an unusual small envelope

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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563
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 563, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsRichmond Va. Jul. 29 (1861), Richmond Va. Jul. 29 (1861)Richmond Va. Jul. 29 (1861). Circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on cover to Dekalb Miss. with Three-Color Jefferson Davis Medallion, 10-Stars in Left Flag, 11-Stars in Right Flag and 11-Star Sunburst Patriotic design in red, blue and purple (JD-1C variety, unlisted in this format), some very minor soiling

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE THREE-COLOR JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN, WITH THE UNLISTED VARIETY 10-STAR FLAG AT LEFT.

Although Jefferson Davis Medallion covers are relatively available due to widespread use at the beginning of the war, the design is rarely found in three colors.

Foote backstamp. Acquired by the Kilbournes in Siegel Sale 310 in 1967

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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564
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 564, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsNashville Ten. Aug. 9 (1861), Nashville Ten. Aug. 9 (1861)Nashville Ten. Aug. 9 (1861). Blue circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" handstamp on cover with approximately half of the backflaps present to Brentwood Tenn., with red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design without the allegorical scene at bottom (JD-2), Aug. 12, 1861 answer docketing, slightly reduced, appears Very Fine, a rare red and blue Davis Medallion design, ex Middendorf

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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565
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 565, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsJefferson Davis Medallion Patriotic, Jefferson Davis Medallion PatrioticJefferson Davis Medallion Patriotic. Blue design with the Medallion only and Verse (JD-3, Verse 26) on hand-carried soldier's cover to street address in New Orleans, endorsements at top, bottom and back with a note including a request for a tobacco pipe and gloves, faint crease thru design and overall light soiling, still Very Fine and unusual example of this scarce design, this verse is not listed with Davis Medallion covers in the C.S.A. Catalog

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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566
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 566, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWilmington N.C. Paid 5, 30 Dec (1861), Wilmington N.C. Paid 5, 30 Dec (1861)Wilmington N.C. Paid 5, 30 Dec (1861). Mostly clear strike of integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover to Fredericksburg Va. with green "Confederate States of America" Allegorical River Scene and Verse Patriotic design (MS-2, Verse 8), addressed to Mr. Jas. H. Hewitt, Company F, 3rd Regiment, N.C. State Troops, accompanied by original green lettersheet with matching River Scene, letter has interesting content describing local soldiers, skirmishes and the general exuberance that existed in the Confederacy at the end of 1861, including "Capt. Moores Artillery has had 2 fights since they have been in South Carolina, they have sunk 2 of old Abes vessels and one was a gun boat at that, Hurrah for the Southern Confederacy.", cover with couple small sealed tears and slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. THIS ALLEGORICAL RIVER SCENE IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGNS. THE MATCHING GREEN ON GREEN LETTERSHEET, WITH GOOD WAR CONTENT, MAKES THIS A HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE PAIR.

The verse on this design is particularly fervent, with a very questionable sentiment. It reads, "Death to each marauding band, who would defile this glorious land-- The white and black man's Dixie! For e'en our slaves would take a hand To drive the foe from Dixie!"

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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567
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 567, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWilmington N.C. 10 Oct. (1861), Wilmington N.C. 10 Oct. (1861)Wilmington N.C. 10 Oct. (1861). Partly clear strike of circular datestamp with "5" rate handstamp on cover to Davidson's River N.C. with blue "Confederate States of America" Allegorical River Scene and Verse Patriotic design (MS-2, Verse 8), soldier's endorsement at top from 25th Regt. N.C. Volunteers, directed "Via Columbia and Greenville S.C.", small tear at top and barely reduced at right

VERY FINE. THIS ALLEGORICAL RIVER SCENE IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGNS.

Ex Walcott, Shenfield, Hart and Antrim

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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568
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 568, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCarolina City N.C. Paid Dec. 9 (1861), Carolina City N.C. Paid Dec. 9 (1861)Carolina City N.C. Paid Dec. 9 (1861). Clear strike of crude integral-rate circular datestamp with small letters on cover to Argyle N.C. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag with "Southern Rights" Banner Patriotic design (F7-9), negligible stain at bottom

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS "SOUTHERN RIGHTS" PATRIOTIC FLAG DESIGN AND UNUSUAL USED FROM A POST OFFICE OTHER THAN WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, WHERE IT WAS PUBLISHED.

Although the concept of States' Rights is referred to in verses on Patriotic covers, this is the only flag design which incorporates the words "Southern Rights." It was published by T. S. Whitaker of Wilmington N.C., who also published Confederate songs, including "The Stonewall Quickstep" by John H. Hewitt.

From our 1983 Rarities sale

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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569
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 569, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsSavannah Ga. Paid, Savannah Ga. PaidSavannah Ga. Paid. Partly clear strike of circular datestamp and "Paid 5" in oval handstamp on red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag and "Head Quarters, Chatham Artillery" Patriotic cover (F9-2A) to Robertville S.C., right edge reduced and expertly extended about one quarter inch

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS 9-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC DESIGNS.

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.

Ex Dr. Green

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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570
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 570, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsTudor Hall Va. Dec. 23, 1861, Tudor Hall Va. Dec. 23, 1861Tudor Hall Va. Dec. 23, 1861. Circular datestamp and "Due 10" handstamp on soldier's endorsed cover to Williamsburg Miss. with large red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag and "Lawrence Rifles" Patriotic design (F9-3), a bit worn with sealed tears and soiling

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS LARGE FORMAT 9-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG. ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE OF THE FEW RECORDED 9-STAR PATRIOTIC DESIGNS.

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 are normally found with the F9-2 design. This design, with the large style flag, tassels and "Lawrence Rifles" unit designation (F9-3) is on a similar order of rarity to the other listed 9-Star design (F9-1).

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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571
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 571, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsColumbia Ten. Mar. 12, 1862, Columbia Ten. Mar. 12, 1862Columbia Ten. Mar. 12, 1862. Double-circle datestamp with "10" in circle handstamp on cover to New Orleans with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F11-3), soldier's endorsement at lower left, "ADV." in box handstamp struck in New Orleans, minor edge soiling

VERY FINE. A CHOICE AND SCARCE 11-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH A NEW ORLEANS AUXILIARY MARKING.

Ex Faulstich

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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572
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 572, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWarrington Fla. Dec. ? (1861), Warrington Fla. Dec. ? (1861)Warrington Fla. Dec. ? (1861). Circular datestamp with unclear date, faint strikes of "Due" and "5" in circles, on 11-Star Confederate Flag, "Fredonia Hards, Capt. A.J. Jones" and Verse Patriotic cover (F11-5, Verse 11) to Burlison P.O. Ala., soldier's endorsement from Fredonia Hards at bottom, some edgewear and soiling

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE FLORIDA USE OF AN 11-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH THIS MISSISSIPPI MILITARY UNIT CORNER CARD.

The Fredonia Hards were raised in Pontococ County Miss. and made up Company C of the 27th Infantry Regiment. Captain Andrew J. Jones was promoted to Major before being killed during the Atlanta Campaign at the Battle of Resaca, in May 1864. This cover is illustrated in color in the 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 146)

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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573
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 573, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsColumbus Ky. Dec. 7 (1861), Columbus Ky. Dec. 7 (1861)Columbus Ky. Dec. 7 (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID" in oval and manuscript "10" on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag with "T" for "Tennessee" and Verse Patriotic cover (F11-8, Verse 12) to Dry Pond N.C., slightly reduced at left and edge mended where opened roughly, couple small edge tears, Very Fine appearance, the 11-Star Flag was created with the admission of Tennessee on Jul. 2, 1861, this is a rare use from Kentucky

E. 1,000-1,500
4,250
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574
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 574, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsEllaville Ga. Dec. 6 (1861), Ellaville Ga. Dec. 6 (1861)Ellaville Ga. Dec. 6 (1861). Circular datestamp with unusual "PAID" straightline and manuscript "Pd 5" on Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "I go to Illustrate Georgia -- Bartow" Patriotic cover (F11-9) to Griffin Ga., with original matching 11-Star Flag lettersheet datelined "Georgia Schley Co. Dec. the 4 1861", Very Fine, a wonderful combination of Hand-Held Flag cover and original lettersheet, ex Richey, Ashbrook backstamp

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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575
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 575, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsBrookhaven Miss. Oct. 27 (1861), Brookhaven Miss. Oct. 27 (1861)Brookhaven Miss. Oct. 27 (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID" and "5" handstamps on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F11-11) with "Camp of Instruction Brookhaven Miss. Leake Co. Rovers Capt. Campbell" imprint, to Edinburg Miss., barely reduced at right, minor soiling, still Very Fine and scarce design, especially with the unit designation, the unusual arrangement of the stars on this flag mirrors the 10-Star design with this same flag (see lots 540 and 555 for examples), with the addition of the central star

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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576
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 576, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsAberdeen Miss., Jun. 29, Aberdeen Miss., Jun. 29Aberdeen Miss., Jun. 29. Circular datestamp with "PAID" and "5" handstamps on cover to Red Sands Miss. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag, "Jeff Davis", "Millions for Defense" and Verse Patriotic design (F11-12, Verse 29), "1863" notation at top but that is unlikely as the rate would have been 10c, backflap replaced, minor soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 11-STAR FLAG DESIGN WITH "JEFF DAVIS" AND "MILLIONS FOR DEFENSE" SLOGAN.

This is the only example of this design with this slogan and verse we have encountered.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,900
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577
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 577, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsSocial Circle Ga. Sep. 1?, Social Circle Ga. Sep. 1?Social Circle Ga. Sep. 1?. Red circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "10" handstamps on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F11-13) to Arkadelphia Ark., reduced at right, repaired opening tears and part of address written in, otherwise Fine, this 11-Star flag was created by modifying the 10-Star flag (F10-8) with a star added to the upper right, ex Kohn

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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578
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 578, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsTudor Hall Va. Nov. 21 1861, Tudor Hall Va. Nov. 21 1861Tudor Hall Va. Nov. 21 1861. Circular datestamp with "Paid 5" and "Due 10" struck on top of each other, on cover to Baton Rouge La. with red and blue Left Waving 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F11-20), soldier's endorsement from the 7th Regt. La. Volunteers at top, minor overall toning and slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS LEFT-WAVING 11-STAR FLAG DESIGN.

Both of the rate markings on this cover are known from Tudor Hall. This may have been prepaid 5c by the sender, but when the postmaster realized the distance was more than 500 miles, he struck the "Due 10" handstamp and it became a soldier's due cover.

Ex Bleuler

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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579
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 579, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsNew Orleans La. Oct. 21, 1861, New Orleans La. Oct. 21, 1861New Orleans La. Oct. 21, 1861. Double-circle datestamp and bold "due 10" straightline handstamp on incoming river mail cover to New Orleans with red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design with "M" for Missouri (F12-5, Verse 12), military unit endorsement at bottom, opening tear at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS 12-STAR FLAG DESIGN ON AN INCOMING RIVER MAIL COVER TO NEW ORLEANS.

This 12-Star Patriotic design was published after the Confederate-aligned government of Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy. Illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 64)

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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580
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 580, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWarrington Fla ? 22, Warrington Fla ? 22Warrington Fla ? 22. Circular datestamp with unclear month, partly clear strike of unusual "Postage Due 5" rimless circle handstamp on oatmeal cover with red and blue 13-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F13-1 variety, alignment of stars differs slightly), C. H. Noble & Co. Pensacola imprint, addressed to Greenville Ala. with officer's endorsement at bottom, Very Fine and wonderful condition for this design and military use, a very rare Florida use of this 13-Star design with a "liberty cap" on the flagstaff -- the last star represents the "admission" of Kentucky to the Confederacy, ex Duckworth

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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581
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 581, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsRichmond Va. Aug. 1, 1861, Richmond Va. Aug. 1, 1861Richmond Va. Aug. 1, 1861. Circular datestamp and "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on buff cover to Bellevue Ga. with orange 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-1C, Verse 39), with original enclosure on matching lettersheet, cover slightly reduced at right, couple small sealed edge tears, Very Fine matched Patriotic cover and lettersheet

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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582
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 582, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsUnion City Tennessee, Union City TennesseeUnion City Tennessee. Partly clear strike of large negative circle handstamp with "Paid 5" struck inside on blue on orange 11-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic cover (CN-1B, Verse 31) to Pleasant Valley Miss., additional verse at top "Let Her Bang Ye Heroes, Victory Is Ours", turned use with inside endorsed "Beauregard Rifles No. 2" and hand-carried to Bowling Green Ky., flap with soldier's endorsement, opened for display, Very Fine and most unusual, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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583
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 583, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsSavannah Ga. Nov. 30, 1861, Savannah Ga. Nov. 30, 1861Savannah Ga. Nov. 30, 1861. Circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in oval handstamp on buff cover to Macon Ga. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Facing Right Patriotic design with "Bartow Artillery. C.S.A." Regimental Imprint and Mandolin Illustration (CN-4), "H.P Hill & Co" (Griffin Ga.) imprint, small sealed tears top left corner and at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EARLY REGIMENTAL CONFEDERATE FLAG AND CANNON PATRIOTIC COVER WITH "BARTOW ARTILLERY" IMPRINT AND MANDOLIN.

This rare design depicts a cannon that is facing right and not firing, unlike other Cannon designs, which face left and are shown firing. We have offered only a few other examples of this design. The "Bartow" imprint refers to Francis S. Bartow, the first Confederate brigade commander killed in action, at First Manassas. The woodcut of a mandolin at bottom is a rare addition to the usual design.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,700
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584
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 584, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due Markings(Mississippi) "Run Yank, or Die!", (Mississippi) "Run Yank, or Die!"(Mississippi) "Run Yank, or Die!". Slogan on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Patriotic cover (CN-6, Slogan 65) with "Nash, Printer" imprint, addressed to Talladega Ala., privately carried outside of the mails, with original enclosure datelined "Pontatuck Co. Miss. June 13th, 1862", some interesting contents including "from there we were ordered to cover the retreat from Corinth", backflap removed, some age toning, still Very Fine, the "Run Yank, or Die!" slogan is exceedingly rare

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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585
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 585, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWarrington Fla. Dec. ? (1861), Warrington Fla. Dec. ? (1861)Warrington Fla. Dec. ? (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline and "5" in circle handstamps on red and blue on orange 11-Star Confederate Flag, Tent and "From Capt. Posey's Comp'y, Red Eagles, Fort Barancas" Patriotic cover (TF-1, Slogan 38), addressed to Mobile Ala., T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint, sender outlined "Capt. Posey's", minor wrinkling

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EARLY REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC COVER FROM WARRINGTON, FLORIDA.

The Briggs census records only two Flag and Tent Patriotic covers with this regimental imprint. This example is not listed in the census

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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586
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 586, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMcKinley Ala. Sep. 7 (1861), McKinley Ala. Sep. 7 (1861)McKinley Ala. Sep. 7 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp (without rate marking) on small blue cover to Atlanta with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Tent Patriotic design (TF-1), T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint at left, horizontal lined pattern in paper

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SMALL PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE 11-STAR FLAG AND TENT DESIGN.

This is a striking cover with the red and blue design on the blue envelope

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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587
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 587, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsGriffin Ga. Sep. 7 (1861), Griffin Ga. Sep. 7 (1861)Griffin Ga. Sep. 7 (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID" and "5" handstamps on buff cover to Cannoochee Ga. with red and blue "Camp Stephens, Griffin Geo." Soldier, Tent, Tree and Confederate Flag Patriotic design (TF-3), H.P. Hill & Co. Griffin Ga. imprint, edgewear and small tears, nicked at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING SOLDIER AND TENT DESIGN WITH THE TREE AT RIGHT -- ONE OF THE RAREST CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVERS.

Camp Stephens was named for the Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander H. Stephens. Confederate troops from Georgia trained at this camp and at Calvary Camp Milner. The Soldier and Tent woodcut comes with the tree, as in this example, and without (it was removed, not added) -- the version with the tree is much rarer.

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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588
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Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 588, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsTudor Hall Va. Nov. 9, 1861, Tudor Hall Va. Nov. 9, 1861Tudor Hall Va. Nov. 9, 1861. Circular datestamp and "Due 10" handstamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Pelican Regimt." Flag, Tent and "Crescent Rifles, Company H, 7th Reg't. La. Volunteers" Regimental Patriotic cover (TF-5) to Dover Miss., endorsed "Harry T. Hays, Col. Comd. 7th Regt. La. Vols.", backflap removed, lightly cleaned and some minor cosmetic improvement along edges

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC DESIGN, PRODUCED EARLY IN THE WAR.

Our survey of decades of Confederate sale catalogues and reference books located only seven examples of this distinctive Crescent Rifles patriotic, including the two covers offered in this sale. Five are used from Tudor Hall, including:

1) Tudor Hall Oct. 23, 1861 datestamp and "Due 10", to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, Dover Miss., ex Kimmel (Siegel Sale 492, lot 934)

2) Tudor Hall Oct. ?, 1861 and “10”, to M. Harris, New Orleans, Siegel Sale 1182, lot 466

3) Tudor Hall Nov. 9, 1861 datestamp and "Due 10", to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, Dover Miss., the cover offered here

4) Tudor Hall Dec. ?, 1861 datestamp, with 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, Dover Miss., Siegel Sale 1167, lot 2482

5) Tudor Hall Mar. 4, 1862 datestamp, to Ella P. Rind, New Orleans, "Adv.1" handstamp, illustrated in Wishnietzky book, p. 117

In addition to these five Tudor Hall covers, which are genuine uses from members of the 7th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers, there are two others:

6) Federal usage of the envelope with a 3c 1861 tied by Washington D.C. Mar. 13, 1862 datestamp and marked "Found at Manassas", offered in the following lot

7) Cover with 10c Die B barely tied by town datestamp, possibly not originating, ex Kohn (Siegel Sale 382, lot 1470)

As a Colonel, Harry T. Hays was the original commander of the 7th Louisiana Volunteers, which was called the Pelican Regiment. Although composed of farmers, laborers and clerks, the Louisiana 7th Regiment was described as a "crack regiment" by Gen. Richard Taylor. Hays went on to become a General. [Source: www.panix.com].

Ex Dr. Green

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Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 589, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due Markings3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Choice centering, tied by "Washington D.C. Mar. 15 1862" circular datestamp on captured red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Pelican Regimt." Flag, Tent and "Crescent Rifles, Company H, 7th Reg't. La. Volunteers" Regimental Patriotic cover (TF-5) to New York, endorsed "Found at Manassas"

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC DESIGN. OF THE SEVEN EXAMPLES OF THIS DESIGN THAT WE RECORD, THIS IS THE ONLY UNION CAPTURED USE.

Our survey of decades of Confederate sale catalogues and reference books located only seven examples of this distinctive Crescent Rifles patriotic, including the two covers offered in this sale. Five are used from Tudor Hall, including:

1) Tudor Hall Oct. 23, 1861 datestamp and "Due 10", to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, Dover Miss., ex Kimmel (Siegel Sale 492, lot 934)

2) Tudor Hall Oct. ?, 1861 and “10”, to M. Harris New Orleans, Siegel Sale 1182, lot 466

3) Tudor Hall Nov. 9, 1861 datestamp and "Due 10", to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, Dover Miss., offered in the previous lot

4) Tudor Hall Dec. ?, 1861 datestamp, with 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, Dover Miss., Siegel Sale 1167, lot 2482

5) Tudor Hall Mar. 4, 1862 datestamp, to Ella P. Rind, New Orleans, "Adv.1" handstamp, illustrated in Wishnietzky book, p. 117. In addition to these five Tudor Hall covers, which are genuine uses from members of the 7th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers, there are two others:

6) Federal usage of the envelope with a 3c 1861 tied by Washington D.C. Mar. 15, 1862 datestamp and marked "Found at Manassas", the cover offered here

7) Cover with 10c Die B barely tied by town datestamp, possibly not originating, ex Kohn (Siegel Sale 382, lot 1470)

As a Colonel, Harry T. Hays was the original commander of the 7th Louisiana Volunteers, which was called the Pelican Regiment. Although composed of farmers, laborers and clerks, the Louisiana 7th Regiment was described as a "crack regiment" by Gen. Richard Taylor. Hays went on to become a General. [Source: www.panix.com].

Illustrated in Wishnietsky book on p. 117

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Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 590, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsRichmond Va. May 9, 1862, Richmond Va. May 9, 1862Richmond Va. May 9, 1862. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "PAID 2" drop-rate straightline handstamp on cover with Mounted Dragoon, Sword, Verse and "Forti Et Fideli Nil Difficile" Motto Patriotic design (SM-1, Verse 21), small mend at top left with portion of sword painted in, Very Fine appearance and a very rare use of a Patriotic design on a drop-rate cover, the motto means "Nothing difficult for the faithful"

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Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 591, Patriotics-Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsTudor Hall Va. Feb. 27, 1862, Tudor Hall Va. Feb. 27, 1862Tudor Hall Va. Feb. 27, 1862. Circular datestamp with "Due 10" handstamp on yellow cover to Haynesville Ga. with red General P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval Patriotic design (MS-1), soldier's endorsement at top from 11th Regt. Ga. Volunteers, accompanied by pink lettersheet with 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse design (F11-17, Verse 46), datelined "Camped Near Centerville Va. February 23rd 1862", letter is from a soldier to his mother with war content, cover missing backflap and with small nick at top, Very Fine and colorful combination of different Patriotic designs

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