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Sale 1208 — The Clovis Collection of Confederate States Illustrated Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2019

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Category — College Covers (By State)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
251
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 251, College Covers (By State)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large even margins, deep shade, tied by "Tuscaloosa Al. Nov. 15" (1861) circular datestamp on green overall lithographed University of Alabama cover to Lexington Va., light soiling at edges, still Extremely Fine, a beautiful 10c Hoyer & Ludwig college cover, with clear 1997 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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252
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 252, College Covers (By State)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins except where in at lower right, gum staining, tied by indistinct strike of Griffin Ga. circular datestamp on 1862 cover with magnificent Synodical Female College blue cameo corner card with illustration of building, to Reynolds Ga., expertly cleaned to reduce stains and toning, stamp lifted and reaffixed slightly askew from original position, appears Very Fine, the building on this corner card was used as an emergency hospital for Confederate soldiers from the battlefields of Jonesboro, Griffin and Atlanta (it burned in 1865), the only other example we have encountered with a General Issue stamp was offered in our 2014 sale of the Dr. Brandon collection, with 2004 C.S.A. certificate, C.S.A. Catalog value $4,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
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253
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 253, College Covers (By State)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, large margins all around, left stamp pre-use creases, tied by part strike of what appears to be a Guiney's Va. circular datestamp on Mercer University Penfield Ga. blue embossed cameo corner card cover to Saluda Ga., fresh and Very Fine, a choice college cover, ex Hughes

E. 750-1,000
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254
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 254, College Covers (By State)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins to clear at left, tied by part strike of "Jackson Miss. Jul. 31" circular datestamp on cover to Brinklyville N.C. with University of Mississippi overall lithographed illustrated design in pink, depicting an eagle perched on a shield

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE CONFEDERATE ILLUSTRATED COLLEGE COVER BEARING THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH.

Any use of the 10c Rose on an illustrated cover is rare. We have offered only a handful in our auctions since 1993 or our Rarities sales since 1964, including college and other advertising designs.

Ex Kilbourne

E. 1,500-2,000
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255
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 255, College Covers (By State)5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b), 5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b)5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b). Beautiful shade, three large margins to in at right, tied by grid cancel with bold "Chapel-Hill N.C. May 29" (1862) circular datestamp on small cover to Raleigh N.C. with gray lithographed University of North Carolina overall advertisement with central illustration depicting a woman playing a harp surrounded by flowers, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful example of this university design bearing a 5c Blue Lithograph, ex Keeling, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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256
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 256, College Covers (By State)5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Large margins to just in at top, rich color, tied by blue "Danville Va. Feb. 25" (1862) circular datestamp with date in manuscript on Union Female College, Danville Va. red embossed cameo corner card cover to Staunton Va., sender's directive "Care of Capt. Jones" (of the 20th Regiment Virginia Volunteers), minor toned spots and small part of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine, a rare college cover design, the sister to this cover was offered in the Dr. Brandon collection, ex Hughes

E. 750-1,000
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257
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 257, College Covers (By State)5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Tied by "Lexington Va. Feb. 17" circular datestamp on light brown lithographed Virginia Military Institute overall illustrated college cover with Standing Liberty and "Sic Semper Tyrannis" (Thus always to tyrants) slogan, addressed to Belmead Mills Va., stamp is defective including bottom right corner replaced, otherwise Very Fine and rare, with 2004 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
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258
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 258, College Covers (By State)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Jan. 17, 1862" circular datestamp on green lithographed Virginia Military Institute overall illustrated college cover with Standing Liberty and "Sic Semper Tyrannis" (Thus always to tyrants) slogan, to Balcony Falls Va., stamp defective and expertly repaired, otherwise Very Fine, a pretty cover, ex Freeman, with 2014 C.S.A. certificate not noting condition of the stamp

E. 750-1,000
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259
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 259, College Covers (By State)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Ample margins to irregular and in at left, gum toning, tied by Richmond Va. circular datestamp with indistinct date on green lithographed Emory & Henry College overall illustrated cover to Tanner's Store Va., N. Orr & Co. New York imprint and fancy illustrated Hermesian Society logo on flap (Emory & Henry College literary society), slightly reduced at left, Fine appearance and a very scarce college design, ex Hughes

E. 500-750
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260
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 260, College Covers (By State)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Full margins all around, neat manuscript "X" cancel with matching "Mattox Va. May 28th" postmark on lithographed Richmond Female Institute overall illustrated cover to Richmond, small corner nick at bottom left, Very Fine example of this attractive college design

E. 200-300
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261
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 261, College Covers (By State)10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to full, tied by "Staunton Va." circular datestamp with unclear date on yellow lithographed Virginia Female Institute, Staunton Va. overall illustrated cover to the University of Virginia, wonderful design depicting school building and with "Rev. R. H. Phillips Principal", Apr. 22, 1864 docketing at left, stamp with faint horizontal crease near top, Very Fine, this school is known today as Stuart Hall School, renamed in honor of headmistress Flora Cooke Stuart, who was the widow of General J. E. B. Stuart, ex Dr. Agre

E. 750-1,000
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