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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
994
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 994, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and DueMacon Ga. Aug. 9 (1861), Macon Ga. Aug. 9 (1861)Macon Ga. Aug. 9 (1861). Double-circle datestamp with "Paid" and "5" handstamps on grocer's blue embossed oval corner card cover to Griffin Ga., faint toning, Very Fine

E. 150-200
225
995
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 995, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and DueBowling Green Ky. Feb. 12 (1862), Bowling Green Ky. Feb. 12 (1862)Bowling Green Ky. Feb. 12 (1862). Lightly struck brownish-black circular datestamp and manuscript "10" due on tiny cover to Bastrop Tex., soldier's endorsement from member of Terry's Regt., Texas Rangers, small mend at upper left corner, flap removed, otherwise Fine and scarce -- Confederate forces began evacuating Bowling Green on February 11th, ex Schwartz

E. 400-500
400
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996
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 996, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and DueCorinth Miss. Jul. 3 (1861), Corinth Miss. Jul. 3 (1861)Corinth Miss. Jul. 3 (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp with "PAID 5" in oval handstamp on cover to Pleasant Hill Ala. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag, Liberty Cap and "T" for "Tennessee" Patriotic design (F10-7), missing backflap and small edge nicks, small tear at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS 10-STAR PATRIOTIC DESIGN, WITH THE "T" FOR TENNESSEE (IN ERROR) IS EXTREMELY RARE -- MUCH RARER THAN THE 11-STAR FLAG WITH THE SAME DESIGN.

The 10-Star flags began with the admission of North Carolina to the Confederacy and ended with the admission of Tennessee (May 27 to July 2, 1861). The matching 11-Star design (F11-8) with the "T" for Tennessee is relatively scarce, but this design, with only 10 stars, is very rare (the previous version of this design, F9-1, lacks the central star and "T"). It may be that the printer was not aware of the admission of North Carolina. Whatever the reason, this design represents a fascinating error.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 56

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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997
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 997, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and DueWilmington N.C. Paid 5 Oct. 11 (1861), Wilmington N.C. Paid 5 Oct. 11 (1861)Wilmington N.C. Paid 5 Oct. 11 (1861). Circular datestamp on small cover to Dobson N.C. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F11-21), small style flag with tassels, barely reduced at right where small nick, light soiling, Very Fine appearing example of this extremely rare Patriotic design with the unusual arrangement of stars, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 78, where stated "one reported" (another was in the Dr. Brandon collection), C.S.A. Catalog value $10,000.00

E. 750-1,000
500
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998
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 998, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and DueBeaufort S.C. Jun. 26, 1861, Beaufort S.C. Jun. 26, 1861Beaufort S.C. Jun. 26, 1861. Partly clear strike of circular datestamp with equally lightly struck "PAID" and "5" rate handstamps on cover to Savannah Ga. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag with Liberty Cap Patriotic design (F7-12B), flap tear barely extends to front at top right, still Very Fine and rare, this design is the same as F7-12A except the seven stars form a circle on this, while the star at upper left is outside the circle on F7-12A, ex Kohn

E. 750-1,000
550
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999
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 999, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and DueCharleston S.C. Jun. 29, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 29, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 29, 1861. Well-struck double-circle datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on bright buff cover to Sandy Grove S.C. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-7B), missing backflap, Very Fine, a pretty cover and very fresh for a Confederate Patriotic, ex Calhoun

E. 750-1,000
400
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1000
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1000, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and DueColumbia S.C, Columbia S.CColumbia S.C. Two covers, 5c and 10c handstamped paid uses, 5c with blue circular datestamp of Jul. 12 and "Paid" straightline on small square-shaped cover to Rappahannock Va., backflap tears, Very Fine, 10c with blue circular datestamp of Jun. 13 and "Paid" in circle on cover to Selma Ala., tiny mended edge tear at upper right, Very Fine strikes, ex Handy and Kohn

E. 300-400
200
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1001
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1001, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and DueBelton Tex. Jul. 7, Belton Tex. Jul. 7Belton Tex. Jul. 7. Circular datestamp with bold "Paid" and "10" handstamps on homemade cover to a member of "2nd Regiment Arizona Brigade" at Nibletts Bluff, La., cover slightly reduced at left and slightly rounded corners, otherwise Fine, a very rare military address, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the Arizona Brigade was under the supervision of Col. George Wythe Baylor, with 2002 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
550
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1002
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1002, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due, "Fleetwood Academy Va. Oct. 16" (1861). Manuscript college postmark with matching "Paid 5" on small cover to Staunton Va. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-27), bright and pristine

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS SMALL 7-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN, IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION. A GREAT RARITY MADE EVEN MORE DESIRABLE BY THE COLLEGE USE.

Fleetwood Academy, a military school for boys located in King and Queen County Virginia, was founded in 1839 by Oliver White. Modeling itself after the Virginia Military Institute, Fleetwood was noted for offering courses in mathematics, Greek, French, and natural philosophy, with an estimated yearly enrollment of thirty-five to forty cadets (source: revolvy.com).

Illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog on p. 429 and in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 42

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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1003
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1003, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and DueWoodstock Va. Jul. 17, 1861, Woodstock Va. Jul. 17, 1861Woodstock Va. Jul. 17, 1861. Bold and clear strike of circular datestamp with year in manuscript, "PAID" straightline with ambiguous "6 cts" rate (or possibly "C cts"), also with manuscript "Due 5 cts" on cover to Moonfield Va. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag with "Southern Rights" Banner Patriotic design (F7-9), "Parrott, Alexandria" imprint, corner and edge flaws including small mend at bottom left corner

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS "SOUTHERN RIGHTS" PATRIOTIC FLAG DESIGN WITH THE "PARROTT, ALEXANDRIA" IMPRINT.

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." Other examples we have encountered were published by T. S. Whitaker of Wilmington N.C (including on the letter offered in lot 1484). This Parrott, Alexandria imprint, also found on the cover offered in lot 1479, is undoubtedly rare and is unlisted in the C.S.A. Catalog for this design.

Ex Matthies, where acquired by the Kilbournes in the 1968 sale of her Confederate Patriotics (Siegel Sale 337, lot 869). Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 32

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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1004
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1004, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and DueSouthern Express Co., Augusta Ga., Dec. 18 (1865), Southern Express Co., Augusta Ga., Dec. 18 (1865)Southern Express Co., Augusta Ga., Dec. 18 (1865). Blue double-circle datestamp on cover to Richmond Va. and forwarded to Lynchburg, manuscript "Free" express marking, endorsed "Value $6500.00" indicates money was enclosed, express company's red wax seals on back, along with 1865 receipt docketing, some wear, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
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