VERY FINE APPEARING CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE 5-CENT GREEN GENERAL ISSUE.
Norfolk was occupied by federal forces beginning in May 1862.
Ex Hart, acquired by the Kilbournes in 1954
VERY FINE. AN EARLY USE OF THE FIRST GENERAL ISSUE ON A BEAUTIFUL CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER.
We have offered examples of this flag design with ten 6-point stars (F10-3), but this modified 12-Star version is exceedingly rare (it should be listed as F12-7).
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS 10-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH TWO OF THE 5-CENT GREEN FIRST ISSUE LITHOGRAPH.
This is also a scarce Confederate use from Norfolk, which was permanently occupied by Union forces one month after this cover was mailed. We have encountered only a few examples of this design, each used from Norfolk with General Issue stamps, and most are faulty to a far greater degree than the cover offered here. This is also the latest use of this design that we have offered.
Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 60
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT ENGRAVED ISSUE ON A TELEGRAM DELIVERED LOCALLY IN CANTON, MISSISSIPPI.
Confederate telegrams are extremely scarce, particularly with the 2c Engraved.
Ex Keeling, Dr. Brandon and Born
VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS OUTSTANDING VIRGINIA PATRIOTIC DESIGN.
"Sic Semper Tyrannis" means "thus always to tyrants", which John Wilkes Booth yelled out to the audience during the shooting of Lincoln. (Give Me) "Liberty or Death" is of course the famous phrase attributed to Virginian Patrick Henry during the Revolution. All these elements combine to create a striking and unique Patriotic design.
Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 98. Ex Walcott, Judd, Meroni and Matthies, where acquired by the Kilbournes in the 1968 sale of her Confederate Patriotics (Siegel Sale 337, lot 918). With 2018 P.F. certificate