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Sale 1190 — The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Category — Patriotics–Postmasters’ Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1499
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1499, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsAtlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2), Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2)Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2). Clear strikes of provisional handstamp and "Atlanta Ga. Jul. 4, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F11-1) to Dawson County Ga., T. S. Reynolds Atlanta imprint at left, manuscript "in hast" at bottom, couple small tears at top and missing most of backflap, Fine and rare, fewer than a dozen Patriotic covers are known with the Atlanta Postmaster's Provisional handstamp and most we have seen have the hand-held flag design (F11-9), we have encountered only one other with this design, from the Dr. Brandon collection, this cover ex Dr. Warren, Scott Retail $3,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
750
1500
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1500, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsAtlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2), Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2)Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2). Clear strike of provisional marking, "Atlanta Ga. Oct. 24, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "I go to illustrate Georgia -- Bartow" Patriotic cover (F11-9, Slogan 52) to Crossville Ga., slightly reduced at right, some minor edge restoration, Very Fine appearance, fewer than a dozen patriotic covers are known with the Atlanta provisional handstamp, see Confederate Philatelist (No. 242, pp. 72-73) for a biographical sketch of Bartow and the meaning of the phrase "I go to illustrate Georgia", Scott Retail $3,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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1501
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1501, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsAtlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2), Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2)Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2). Bold strike of provisional marking, "Atlanta Ga. Oct. 18, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Fast Colors...warranted not to run" Patriotic cover (F11-9, Slogan 33) to Franklin Ga., reduced at right and some edgewear, opened at sides, Very Fine and scarce, fewer than a dozen patriotic covers are known with the Atlanta provisional handstamp, ex Powell, Scott Retail $3,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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1502
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1502, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsIuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1), Iuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1)Iuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1). Bold two-line provisional handstamp, "Iuka Miss. Nov. 16, 1861" circular datestamp on greenish cover to Northport Ala. with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, 12-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1C var, 12-Star Sunburst unlisted, Verse 28), expertly restored along edges where some staining removed, two backflaps replaced

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE IUKA 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 10-Star Flag and Cannon design (see Kilbourne Part One, Sale 1186, lot 545).

Ex Everett and Powell. Illustrated in Crown on p. 463. Scott Retail $4,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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1503
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1503, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsJackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1), Jackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1)Jackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1). Bold strike of "Paid 5 Cents" in circle provisional handstamp, partly clear strike of "Jackson Miss. Jun. 2" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to New Orleans with blue 8-Star Square Canton Patriotic design (F8-14), missing backflap

VERY FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS DISTINCTIVE 8-STAR PATRIOTIC DESIGN, ON A JACKSON MISSISSIPPI POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ENTIRE MAILED ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE CONFEDERATE POSTAL SYSTEM.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 49, where stated "two reported" (we have not encountered the other example)

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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1503A
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1503A, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsJackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1), Jackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1)Jackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1). Clear strike of "Paid 5 Cents" provisional handstamp, no Jackson circular datestamp, on cover to Utica Miss. with brown Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1A), slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE AND RARE JACKSON MISSISSIPPI POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ENTIRE WITH THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN.

Ex Brooks. Scott Retail $3,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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1504
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1504, 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., expert restoration around edges

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. 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 the Boshwit collection, offered in Kilbourne Part One (Sale 1186, lot 547)

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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1505
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1505, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsMacon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1), Macon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1)Macon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1). Mostly readable Type II "5" over "Paid" provisional handstamp, lightly struck "Macon Geo." circular datestamp on small green cover with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and "I go to illustrate Georgia -- Bartow" Patriotic design (F11-10B, Slogan 52), addressed to Knoxville Tenn. and forwarded to Atlanta, gently cleaned and slightly reduced at left not affecting the design or slogan

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS 11-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN AND AN OUTSTANDING MACON GEORGIA POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL USAGE.

This design is a very rare variation of the hand-held flagstaff designs F11-9 and F11-10A. The two recorded examples of this design (one other is known on a lettersheet) were the subject of Morris Everett's article published in the Confederate Philatelist and the background of Bartow and the "I go to illustrate Georgia" quote was provided by Everett K. Cooper in a later Confederate Philatelist (Nos. 235 and 242, respectively).

Ex Gallagher and Everett. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 67

E. 3,000-4,000
2,400
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1506
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1506, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsMemphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2), Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2)Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). Large margins to just touched, deep shade, tied by "Memphis Ten. ? 28, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Monticello Ark. with red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1C, Verse 28), stamp with two tiny flaws at right, cover slightly reduced at left barely into design

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE USE OF THE MEMPHIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC COVER.

We have encountered the Memphis 5c provisional on Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotic covers in single-color Blue, Black, Purple and this dual-color Red and Blue. All are rare.

Scott Retail $9,000.00 for single on Patriotic cover

E. 3,000-4,000
2,900
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1507
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1507, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsMemphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2), Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2)Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). With left sheet margin, other margins to clear, deep shade, tied by "Memphis Ten. Oct. ?" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Helena Ark. with deep purple Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1A), stamp with some slight margin gum toning

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE USE OF THE MEMPHIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC COVER.

We have encountered the Memphis 5c provisional on Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotic covers in single-color Blue, Black and dual-color Red and Blue. This is the first we have offered in Purple. All are rare.

Scott Retail $9,000.00 for single on Patriotic cover

E. 2,000-3,000
1,300
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1508
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1508, 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 with Tassels and Verse Patriotic cover (F12-4, Verse 47) to Bashi Ala., bold "DUE/5" handstamp, reduced at right affecting stamp and envelope paper slightly extended, few light vertical file folds

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

This 12-Star design is the same as F8-10, but with stars added to the four corners.

Ex Walcott, Antrim, Pope, Powell and from our 1983 and 1987 Rarities sales. Illustrated in 1959 and 1986 editions of the Dietz catalog. With 1986 and 2018 P.F. certificates (only the latter mentioning the small extension of the envelope). Scott Retail $9,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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1509
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1509, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsMemphis Tenn., 5c Red on Pelure (56X2c), Memphis Tenn., 5c Red on Pelure (56X2c)Memphis Tenn., 5c Red on Pelure (56X2c). Two, deep shades, defective and partly repaired (as often seen on this fragile Pelure paper), tied by partly clear strike of "Memphis Ten." circular datestamp on red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag with Liberty Cap, "M" and Verse Patriotic cover (F12-5, Verse 12), addressed to Lagrange Ga., cover faults including tear and part of side flap missing

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

The "M" in the flag denotes Missouri as the 12th state, after the state's Confederate-aligned government was admitted to the Confederacy.

Ex Matz and Dr. Brandon

E. 4,000-5,000
2,100
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1510
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1510, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3), Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3)Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3). Two, full to large margins except right stamp just touched along upper right frameline, bright shade, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 21, 1861" circular datestamp on Hanging Lincoln Cartoon cover (MS-4) to "Messr. B. S. W. Gafford & Co., Undertakers, Camden, Madison Cty., Miss.", reduced at right, faint stain spots, minor edgewear

VERY FINE. ONLY TWELVE EXAMPLES OF THE CELEBRATED HANGING LINCOLN ENVELOPE ARE RECORDED. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE WITH A SOUTHERN POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP. ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED AND OUTSTANDING OF ALL CIVIL WAR ERA COVERS.

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 identify of the publishers "HM & WC."

There are currently twelve recorded examples of the Hanging Lincoln cartoon envelope, all used within the Confederacy. This is the only one with a Postmaster's Provisional paying postage. The twelve genuine examples are (listed in date order): 1) Jul. 25, 1861, Marshall Tex. Paid 10, Kilbourne Part One (Siegel Sale 1186, lot 558); 2) Aug. 21, 1861, Nashville Ten., two 5c provisionals, ex Kimmel, Myers, Rudy, D.K. Collection (Siegel Sale 1022, lot 1066), the cover offered here; 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), offered as lot 1652 in this sale; 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 110); 9) Apr. 15, 1862, Camden Miss., 10c Rose, to Mrs. Mary Burns, Oso Tex., Kilbourne Part One (Siegel Sale 1186, lot 709); 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.

Illustrated in Crown on p. 246 and in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 17. Ex Caspary, Kimmel, Myers, Rudy and D.K. Collection. With 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 50,000-75,000
32,500
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1511
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1511, 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 to huge margins, rich color on deeply blued paper, tied by "New Orleans La. 5 Nov." (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Red Oak Grove Va. with commission merchant's green lithographed overall advertisement (imprint of New York City printer on back) and surprinted on back with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F11-11), slightly reduced at right, two small scuff spots in cover, slight creasing between stamps from application

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE DUAL ADVERTISING AND 11-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER, USED WITH A SUPERB PAIR OF THE NEW ORLEANS 5-CENT PROVISIONAL.

We are aware of ten or fewer 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 Kilbourne Part One, Sale 1186, lot 554). The 11-Star Confederate flag surprinted on the back of this advertising cover is a distinctive design with an unusual pattern of stars. It also exists in an earlier form (F10-16) with ten stars (the eleventh was added to the center). Very few examples are known.

Ex Dukeshire and Dr. Skinner

E. 5,000-7,500
5,500
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1512
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1512, 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). Three large to huge margins with trace of adjoining stamp at bottom, in at top, rich color, tied by "PAID" straightline handstamp, "New Orleans La. 1 Sep." (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Plaquemine La., with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F11-11), "R. Coburn, Bookseller, N.O." imprint, light soiling and edgewear

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE NEW ORLEANS 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ON A CONFEDERATE 11-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER.

We are aware of ten or fewer 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 Kilbourne Part One). The 11-Star Flag on this cover is a modification of an earlier 10-Star design (F10-16), with the center star added. The predecessor 10-Star design is also known used with a New Orleans 5c Provisional from the same writer (ex D.K. collection, Siegel Sale 1022, lot 1091).

Ex Wishnietsky and illustrated in his Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 69. Scott Retail $10,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
2,800
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1513
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1513, 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). Large margins to full at top, rich color, tied by "New Orleans La. 13 Jul." (1861) circular datestamp on cover to local address with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Patriotic design (CN-2), Geo. Ellis, Bookseller imprint, original letter enclosure datelined at New Orleans on July 12, 1861, stamp with small light corner crease at top right, cover with edgewear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND RARE CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC FLAG AND CANNON DESIGN USED WITH THE 5-CENT NEW ORLEANS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

Of the various Flag and Cannon Patriotic designs, this is one of the rarest. To find it used with the New Orleans provisional is remarkable. We are aware of approximately ten or fewer patriotic covers with the 5c New Orleans provisional stamp, including red and blue Flags, this Cannon design and the unique "Soldier" design in black, offered as lot 554 in Kilbourne Part One (Sale 1186).

Ex Dr. Brandon

E. 3,000-4,000
2,300
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1514
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1514, 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). Vertical pair with large margin at right, full to large margins other sides, tied by "New Orleans La. Jul. 14?" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Lebanon Tenn. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F11-15), small manuscript "Voc Populi Voc Dei." ("the voice of the people is the voice of God") written in white stripe of flag, center star with tiny "JA" initials, missing most of backflap and bottom stamp with inconsequential light corner crease in margin mentioned only in anticipation of a certificate

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE USE OF A PAIR OF THE NEW ORLEANS 5-CENT POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A CONFEDERATE 11-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER.

We are aware of ten or fewer 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 Kilbourne Part One). The 11-Star Flag on this cover has distinctive large five-point stars and deep shading along the folds, giving it a striking appearance.

Ex Dietz. Acquired by the Kilbournes privately in 1965 for $750. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 74

E. 5,000-7,500
8,500
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1515
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1515, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsPensacola Fla., 10c on 5c Black entire (106XU1a), Pensacola Fla., 10c on 5c Black entire (106XU1a)Pensacola Fla., 10c on 5c Black entire (106XU1a). Clear strike of fancy provisional handstamp with "Paid 5" around star inside circle, "H" inside star, uprated for over-500 miles with manuscript "10" over "5", "Pensacola Fla. Jul. 31" (1861) circular datestamp on small red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-7B variety, different alignment of stars) to Richmond Va., the recipient not found in Richmond so struck with "Advertised 2" in ornate frame handstamp -- a beautiful bold strike, flag struck with "Richmond Va. Aug. 9" circular datestamp, docketing on back with Aug. 19 receipt date, some minor soiling is totally inconsequential but mentioned for accuracy

EXTREMELY FINE. PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT FLORIDA CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVER IN EXISTENCE. ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES OF THE PENSACOLA POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ARE RECORDED IN THE BRIGGS CENSUS -- THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN USE ON A PATRIOTIC COVER AND THE ONLY RE-RATED EXAMPLE. A PHENOMENAL EXHIBITION ITEM.

The Union Pensacola postmaster when the U.S. Post Office closed the office was Thomas E. Jordan. He was subsequently commissioned the Confederate postmaster from June 10, 1861. The significance of the "H" inside the star is unknown. Of the five examples recorded in the census maintained by Dr. Dean R. Briggs, this is the only one on a Patriotic cover and the only re-rated to 10c for the over-500 mile rate.

Ex Oxer, Hart, Bogg and Dr. Briggs. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 27 and in Briggs's Florida Postal History During the Civil War on p. 196

E. 15,000-20,000
26,000
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1516
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1516, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsRaleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Mostly clear strike of red provisional handstamp, blue "Raleigh N.C. Aug. 20, 1861" double-circle datestamp on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F10-3) addressed in blue to New Hanover N.C.?, flap and small opening tear at top repaired

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE PATRIOTIC USE OF THE RALEIGH POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. ONLY FIVE ARE CONTAINED IN OUR LEVI RECORDS.

Ex Murphy and Powell. Scott Retail $5,500.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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1517
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1517, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsRaleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Clear but usual light strike of provisional handstamp, blue "Raleigh N.C. Jun. 17" (1861) double-circle datestamp on narrow green-lined cover to Franklin N.C. with red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F12-3), missing backflap, Very Fine Patriotic use of the Raleigh Postmaster's Provisional entire, Scott Retail $3,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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1518
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1518, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsSavannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1), Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1)Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1). Clear strike of provisional markings, "Savannah Ga. Paid Aug. 10, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Quitman Ga. with "SAV. VOL. GUARDS. 1802" in Waving Flag Patriotic design (FG-1), depicts a single standing soldier under an arch with draped columns, the Savannah Volunteer Guards were established in 1802 -- similar to some versions of the University of Georgia flag -- some edge tears and wear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE USE OF THIS CONFEDERATE GEORGIA PATRIOTIC FLAG DESIGN. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

This rare Georgia design is listed in the C.S.A. Catalog as known used only on the Savannah Postmaster's Provisional entire. We have not offered another example in our auctions. This was acquired by the Kilbournes privately in 1967 for $750.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 90

E. 4,000-5,000
7,500
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1519
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1519, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsThomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU1), Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU1)Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU1). Clear strikes with control mark on back dated Jun. 21 (1861) and circular datestamp on front dated Jul. 26, bold "PAID" and "5" handstamps on cover to Washington Ga. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag with Liberty Cap Patriotic design (F7-12A), reduced at right and few faint toned spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED THOMASVILLE GEORGIA POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ENTIRE WITH A PATRIOTIC DESIGN.

The Crown Survey lists only nine examples of 82XU1, with this the only Patriotic usage. The Scott Catalogue also states this example is unique. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 37. Scott Retail $2,750.00

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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1520
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1520, Patriotics–Postmasters’ ProvisionalsWinnsborough S.C., 5c Black entire (97XU1), Winnsborough S.C., 5c Black entire (97XU1)Winnsborough S.C., 5c Black entire (97XU1). Clear strike of control mark on back with "PAID" and "5" handstamps, "Winnsborough S.C. 14 Sep." (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Rappahannock Va., with blue South Carolina Palmetto State Flag Patriotic design (FSC-3A), missing backflap, slightly reduced at top and with small repair at top not affecting the markings or design

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED WINNSBOROUGH S.C. POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A PATRIOTIC COVER. A WONDERFUL COMBINATION WITH THE PALMETTO FLAG DESIGN.

The Crown Survey records only three examples of the 5c Winnsborough provisional, and does not include this cover.

Ex Dr. Brandon. Scott Retail $3,750.00 for Patriotic use

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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