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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 — Confederate Patriotic Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
150
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 150, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b), 5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b)5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b). Tied by "Yorktown Va. May 1, 1862" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Lynchburg Va. with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags and 10-Star Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1B), stamp defective and cover slightly reduced at left not affecting design, still a Fine appearing and excellent juxtaposition of the blue Davis stamp next to the blue Davis medallion

E. 500-750
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151
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 151, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Tied by indistinct strike of Tudor Hall Va. circular datestamp on yellow cover to White Post Va. with red General P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval Patriotic design (MS-1), endorsement from St. Louis Mo. applied sometime after cover was mailed, stamp with faults at top, cover reduced at left and with several small edge tears, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
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152
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 152, Confederate Patriotic CoversCharleston S.C. Jun. 14, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 14, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 14, 1861. Perfect bold strike of circular datestamp and "Paid 5" in circle on cover to Newberry C.H. S.C. with blue South Carolina Palmetto State Flag Patriotic design (FSC-3A), Extremely Fine, a choice and rare Confederate State flag design, this is the only example we have offered since keeping computerized records outside of the three that were contained in the Kilbourne collection (Sales 1186 and 1190), ex Dr. Green, with 2000 C.S.A. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
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153
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 153, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Tied by partly clear strike of Richmond Va. circular datestamp (Nov. 29, 1861?) on yellow Mississippi Secession Date Patriotic cover (FM-1) to Tudor Hall Va., elaborate illustration in banner depicting riverboat and industry, titled "Mississippi Jan. 9, 1861", Hammond imprint, expert restoration along edges and backflap reattached, some overall soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE CONFEDERATE MISSISSIPPI SECESSION PATRIOTIC COVER FRANKED WITH THE FIRST GENERAL ISSUE STAMP.

This outstanding design commemorates the date Mississippi seceded from the Union. Power Search contains a handful of covers bearing this design, as well as one other Mississippi secession design depicting a bale of cotton (FM-2), which is unique. This is the only example of either design bearing a Confederate stamp we have offered since keeping computerized records.

E. 2,000-3,000
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154
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 154, Confederate Patriotic CoversRichmond Va. Jul. 9, 1861, Richmond Va. Jul. 9, 1861Richmond Va. Jul. 9, 1861. Circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on small cover to Jackson Miss. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F11-11), J. K. Sutterley New Orleans imprint, gently cleaned and accompanying certificate states "original backflaps reattached", which is expertly done because it is difficult to detect, Extremely Fine appearance, the unusual arrangement of the stars on this flag mirrors the 10-Star design with this same flag (F10-16), with the addition of the central star, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
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155
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 155, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large to full margins, tied by "Rapid Ann Station Va. May 9" circular datestamp on red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag with Tassels Patriotic cover (F12-4), addressed in blue to Dobson N.C., slightly reduced at left, slight dampstaining, appears Very Fine, with clear 1996 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
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156
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 156, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Margins to in at top, small repair at right, tied by partly clear strike of LaGrange Ga. circular datestamp on small cover to Oxford Ga. with red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Fast Colors...warranted not to run" Patriotic design (F11-9, Slogan 33), some edgewear and flap partly detached, Fine appearing and scarce use of this patriotic design with the 5c Olive Green lithograph, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
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157
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 157, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a), 5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a)5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a). Horizontal pair, full to large margins on three sides, in at left, left stamp tiny nick at lower left, bright shade, tied by mostly clear strike of blue "Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 13" (1862) circular datestamp on red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover with 7th Alabama Regiment imprint (F11-9), addressed to Hickory Hill Tex., with original letter enclosure datelined "Camp Hardee, Bowling Green Ky. Jany. 10th" containing reference to post office spying: "It might be wrong for me to say any thing of our numbers as this might be examined by some infernal Lincolnite before it reaches you...", mentions death of Col. Terry

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVERS KNOWN FROM KENTUCKY -- A RARE DESIGN AND ONE OF THE FEW COVERS FROM BOWLING GREEN WITH GENERAL ISSUE STAMPS.

Ex MacBride, Gallagher and Felton. With 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
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158
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 158, Confederate Patriotic CoversSmithfield Va. Dec. 23, Smithfield Va. Dec. 23Smithfield Va. Dec. 23. Light strike of orange circular datestamp, matching "V" in oval on green J. W. Randolph 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design (F11-16, Verse 30), the variety which also includes "Confederate States of America" at top, addressed to Farmers Grove Va., missing backflap and some edgewear, still Fine and rare orange cancel on a Confederate Patriotic, ex Knapp

E. 200-300
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159
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 159, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to touched at left, lightened pen cancel and tied by indistinct circular datestamp on manila cover to Fancy Hill Va. with J. W. Randolph 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design (F11-16, Verse 30), the variety which also includes "Confederate States of America" at top, docketing across the face probably contemporary, missing backflap, Very Fine appearance, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate

E. 400-500
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160
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 160, Confederate Patriotic Covers10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Slightly irregular margins and small faults, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 8, 1862" circular datestamp on small oatmeal cover to Farmington N.C. with Mounted Dragoon and Verse Patriotic design (SM-1, Verse 45), overall dampstaining, otherwise Fine, this design is rare with the 10c Blue lithograph, strangely we have seen far more examples of this Patriotic with the 10c Rose, ex Bush, accompanied by biographical information on the sender, who was twice a prisoner-of-war and died in a Washington D.C. hospital in 1864

E. 300-400
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161
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 161, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Cut in at top, tied by indistinct strike of Goldsboro N.C. circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Lincolnton N.C. with Mounted Dragoons and Verse Patriotic design (SM-2, Verse 24), W. & J. Bonitz imprint, letter enclosure accompanies dated April 24, 1862 (splits and pages separated), cover with some minor edgewear and stamp with gum toning along edges, otherwise Fine, a scarce patriotic design, we have offered only a handful of others since keeping computerized records

E. 500-750
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