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

Sale Date — Thursday, 28 June, 2018

Category — Patriotics-Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
541
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 541, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsAlbany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1), Albany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1)Albany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1). Clear strikes of provisional handstamp and "Albany Ga. Jul. 22, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-10) to Americus Ga., professionally cleaned

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF AN ALBANY GEORGIA POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ENTIRE WITH A PATRIOTIC DESIGN.

Apart from the provisional use, this 7-Star Flag design is a rarity in its own right.

Ex Ballard

E. 3,000-4,000
10,000
542
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 542, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsAtlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2), Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2)Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2). Bold strike of provisional handstamp with "Atlanta Ga. Jul. 7, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue on pink 11-Star Confederate Flag and Tent Patriotic cover (TF-1) to McKinley Ala., T. S. Reynolds, Atlanta Ga. imprint at left

FRESH AND EXTREMLEY FINE. A RARE AND SUPERB ATLANTA GEORGIA POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL PINK ENTIRE WITH THE 11-STAR FLAG AND TENT PATRITOIC DESIGN.

Fewer than a dozen Patriotic covers are known with the Atlanta Postmaster's Provisional handstamp. Most we have seen have the hand-held flag design (F11-9). This is the only Tent design we have encountered.

Ex Matthies and acquired by the Kilbournes at the 1969 Siegel sale of her collection, which also included the "Angell" covers (Siegel Sale 353, lot 983)

E. 4,000-5,000
7,000
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543
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 543, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsAtlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2), Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2)Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2). Mostly clear strike of provisional handstamp, "Atlanta Ga. Sep. 7, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Fast Colors...warranted not to run" Patriotic cover (F11-9) to Crossville Ga., some minor soiling and corner crease at top right, still Very Fine, fewer than a dozen patriotic covers are known with the Atlanta provisional handstamp

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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544
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 544, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsChapel Hill N.C., 5c Black entire (15XU1), Chapel Hill N.C., 5c Black entire (15XU1)Chapel Hill N.C., 5c Black entire (15XU1). Bold strike of provisional handstamp with "Chapel Hill N.C. Jan. 25" (1862) circular datestamp and "PAID" straightline on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F10-3) to W. W. Lenoir, Camp Lee, Grahamville S.C.

EXTREMELY FINE. FEWER THAN TEN EXAMPLES OF THE CHAPEL HILL POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ENTIRE ARE RECORDED, OF WHICH THREE ARE ON PATRIOTIC COVERS.

The three recorded Chapel Hill Provisional entires are all dated within four days of each other, in January 1862. Each has this 10-Star Flag design (one is a turned cover). This is the finest of the three.

E. 4,000-5,000
7,500
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545
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 545, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsIuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1), Iuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1)Iuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1). Clear strike of two-line provisional handstamp, "Iuka Miss. Oct. 17, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Athens Ga. with blue 10-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-1A, Verse 39), minor overall soiling

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE IUKA MISSISSIPPI POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A PATRIOTIC COVER. ONLY ONE OTHER IS RECORDED IN CROWN.

The Crown survey lists only two Iuka Mississippi Provisional covers with Patriotic designs. The other example has a Jefferson Davis Medallion (Siegel Sale 1104, lot 2130).

Ex Duckworth. Illustrated in Crown on p. 462

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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546
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 546, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsKnoxville Tenn., 5c Black entire (47XU5), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Black entire (47XU5)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Black entire (47XU5). Clear strike of "Paid 5" circular provisional handstamp, no Knoxville town datestamp as normal, on 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-16) to Salem Va., forwarded to Bristoe Station Va. with "Salem Fauquier Va. Aug. 16" (1861) balloon-style circular datestamp and manuscript "Ford due 5cts", with care of notation for Captain Mullins of the 19th Miss. Regt., couple minor sealed tears

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE KNOXVILLE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ON A PATRIOTIC COVER.

The only other example we record of a No. 47XU5 Patriotic is the Flag and Cannon cover from our sale of the Boshwit collection (Siegel Sale 940, lot 308), which is offered in the following lot.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,300
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547
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 547, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsKnoxville Tenn., 5c Black entire (47XU5), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Black entire (47XU5)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Black entire (47XU5). Clear strike of "Paid 5" circular provisional handstamp and "PAID" straightline, on yellow cover to Lincolnton Ga. with blue 10-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-1A, Verse 39), partial strike of "Knoxville Ten. Dec. 7, 1861" double-circle datestamp, barely reduced at right

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE KNOXVILLE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ON A PATRIOTIC COVER.

The only other example we record of a No. 47XU5 Patriotic is the 7-Star Flag cover offered in the previous lot.

Ex Hart and Boshwit

E. 3,000-4,000
2,600
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548
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 548, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsMemphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2), Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2)Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). Two, deep shade on Pelure paper, affixed in tete-beche orientation, both have faults visible upon close examination, tied by Memphis Ten. circular datestamp with unclear date on red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic cover (JD-1C, Verse 28) to New Chester S.C.

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF TWO MEMPHIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONALS ON A JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC COVER.

The Memphis 5c provisional is known on Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotic covers in single-color Blue, Black and dual-color Red and Blue. All are rare, and we believe the Red and Blue is the most visually striking.

Ex Matthies and Matz

E. 7,500-10,000
17,000
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549
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 549, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsMemphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2), Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2)Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). Large margins to just in including part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by "Memphis Ten. Oct. ?" (1861) circular datestamp on red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic cover (F12-4, Verse 47) to Bashi Ala., bold "DUE/5" handstamp, slightly reduced at right affecting stamp, few light vertical file folds, one barely affecting stamp

FINE APPEARANCE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE USE OF THE 5-CENT MEMPHIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A 12-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER.

Ex Walcott, Antrim, Pope and Powell. Illustrated in 1959 and 1986 editions of the Dietz catalog. With 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
6,000
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550
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 550, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsMemphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2), Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2)Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). Large margins three sides, touching at top, tied by "Memphis Ten." (date unclear) circular datestamp on cover to Clarksville Tex. with blue 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-1C, Verse 39), most of top flap missing and tear at left edge, scattered toned spots

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE USE OF THE MEMPHIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A FLAG-AND-CANNON PATRIOTIC COVER.

Ex Felton. With 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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551
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 551, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Huge margins at top and left with portion of adjoining stamp and top sheet margin, full at right and just into frame at bottom, deep rich color, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Sep. 27, 1861" circular datestamp with "PAID" handstamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F11-22), addressed to McMinnville Tenn., backflap tears barely extend to tiny inconsequential tear at top

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. THIS 11-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG IS ONE OF THE RAREST PATRIOTIC DESIGNS KNOWN. TO FIND IT USED WITH THE 5-CENT NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL IS EXTRAORDINARY. A PHENOMENAL EXHIBITION ITEM.

Our records of the Nashville Postmaster's Provisional contain only two other uses on Patriotic covers. The Rudy and Powell collections contained a 7-Star Confederate flag on cover with a Nashville 5c Grayish Brown (61X5 var), which realized $27,000 hammer the last time it was sold in our Sale 1104 in 2015. That flag, while scarce, is not as rare as the 11-Star flag on this cover. In addition, there is the iconic Hanging Lincoln cover with two 5c Nashville Brick Red stamps. Apart from those two covers, we do not record any other Nashville adhesives on Patriotic covers. This cover appeared in the 1973 Siegel sale featuring the Robert W. Baughman collection (Sale 399, lot 188).

This design with ten stars in a circle and one star at the center of a slightly elongated flag is listed in the C.S.A. Catalog with a $10,000.00 value, without regard to the Nashville Provisional use

E. 15,000-20,000
18,500
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552
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 552, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1), Nashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1)Nashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1). Clear strike of provisional handstamp with blue "Nashville Ten. Jul. 15, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-13) to Chapel Hill N.C., slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND CHOICE 5-CENT NASHVILLE PROVISIONAL ENTIRE WITH A 7-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN.

Apart from the provisional use, this 7-Star Flag design is a rarity in its own right.

Ex Duckworth

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
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553
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 553, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 10c on 5c Blue entire (61XU2), Nashville Tenn., 10c on 5c Blue entire (61XU2)Nashville Tenn., 10c on 5c Blue entire (61XU2). Blue "Nashville T. Paid 5" in circle provisional handstamp with matching "10" struck over value on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F11-2) to Austin Tex., Green & Co. Nashville imprint, mostly clear blue "Nashville Ten. Jul. 2, 1861" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right, tiny soiled spot at top

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC WITH THE RE-RATED NASHVILLE PROVISIONAL MARKINGS.

Ex Rudy, Boshwit and Dr. Brandon

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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554
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 554, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom of right stamp, neat "PAID" cancels, tied by "New Orleans La. 22 Sep." (1861) circular datestamp on cover with gray-black "The South", Soldier, Flag and Tents with 11 Stars Patriotic Medallion (TF-6), addressed to Col. Henry Marshall at Columbia S.C., expertly repaired opening tears along top thru design and sealed slit below stamps at right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF "THE SOUTH" MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN -- USED WITH A PAIR OF NEW ORLEANS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONALS, IT IS A TRULY REMARKABLE COVER.

Ex Richey, Grant, Dukeshire and Everett. Illustrated in Wishnietsky on p. 118. With 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
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555
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 555, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3), New Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3)New Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3). Position 10, ample to clear margins all around, rich color, tied by "Grand Gulf Miss. Jun. 18" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Port Gibson Miss. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F10-9), "J. K. Sutterley, Bookseller, under the St. Charles Hotel, N.O." imprint along staff at upper left, few tiny sealed edge tears clear of stamp and design

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE NEW ORLEANS PROVISIONAL ON A CONFEDERATE 10-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC POSTMARKED OUTSIDE NEW ORLEANS.

This cover was posted aboard a steamer with the stamp uncancelled. It was transported to Grand Gulf Miss., where it entered the mails and received its postmark (used to cancel the provisional stamp). It then travelled a few miles inland to Port Gibson.

We are aware of nine patriotic covers with the 5c New Orleans provisional stamp, including red and blue Flag and Cannon designs and the unique "Soldier" design in black (offered in this sale as lot 554). The 10-Star Flag on this cover has a distinctive pattern of stars; another example used from Evergreen La. on June 1, 1861, is offered in this sale as lot 540. The design was later modified by adding an eleventh star to the center (see lot 575 for an example).

Ex Knapp, Brown, Grant, Judd and Dr. Skinner

E. 7,500-10,000
8,000
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556
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 556, Patriotics-Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Ocher (62X3b), New Orleans La., 5c Ocher (62X3b)New Orleans La., 5c Ocher (62X3b). Horizontal pair, large margins to just clear, scissors cut at top just touches, tied by bold "New Orleans, La. 26 Jun" (1861) circular datestamp on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F8-9) to military address in Charleston S.C.

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR CONFEDERATE 8-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER WITH A PAIR OF THE NEW ORLEANS 5-CENT PROVISIONAL IN THE RARE OCHER SHADE, PAYING THE OVER-500 MILES RATE TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

We are aware of fewer than ten patriotic covers with the 5c New Orleans provisional stamp, including red and blue Flag, Cannon designs and the unique "Soldier" design in black, offered in lot 554 in this sale.

Ex Dr. Graves. From our 1982 Rarities of the World sale

E. 7,500-10,000
14,500
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