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Sale 1225 — Civil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 9 September, 2020

Category — C.S.A. Patriotic Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
142
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 142, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins to touched at left, completely sound, tied by partly clear strike of Tudor Hall Va. circular datestamp on red and blue on yellow Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic cover (JD-2) to Talladega Ala., slightly reduced at left but design is complete, small repair at top not affecting stamp or design

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITHOUT THE ALLEGORICAL BACKGROUND SCENE, AND FRANKED WITH THE 5-CENT GREEN JEFFERSON DAVIS GENERAL ISSUE.

This design is one of the rarest of the Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotics. It has 11 stars in both the flags and the sunburst above "Confederate States of America." It omits the bridge, cannon, train, steamboat and cotton bale allegorical scene below the medallion, which is found on most of the other Davis designs. The combination of the Davis Patriotic design with the Davis First General Issue stamp is quite striking.

Ex Dr. Brandon and Kilbourne. With 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
143
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 143, C.S.A. Patriotic CoversRichmond Va. Feb. 16, 1862, Richmond Va. Feb. 16, 1862Richmond Va. Feb. 16, 1862. Bold strike of circular datestamp with year inverted, matching "Due 5" straightline on red and blue on yellow Jefferson Davis Medallion and 11 Stars Patriotic cover (JD-1C) to Mount Gilead N.C., solder's endorsement at top from 23rd Regiment N.C. Volunteers, reduced at left barely into design, still Very Fine, ex Dr. Brandon

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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144
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 144, C.S.A. Patriotic CoversRichmond Va. Jul. 21, 1861, Richmond Va. Jul. 21, 1861Richmond Va. Jul. 21, 1861. Circular datestamp and "PAID/5cts" handstamp on cover to Ridgeway S.C. with Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design in blue and violet (JD-1C), barely reduced at left, water stain has been expertly removed

VERY FINE. THIS BLUE AND VIOLET BICOLORED PRINTING IS AN EXTREMELY RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE COLOR VARIATION OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION DESIGN.

Ex MacBride and Kilbourne

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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145
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 145, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Horizontal pair, ample margins to just touched, rich color, tied by blue "Norfolk Va." double-circle datestamp with unclear date on cover to Lauderdale Station Miss. with bright purple Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1A), cover skillfully cleaned, mended flap tears

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC COVER FRANKED WITH THE DAVIS FIRST GENERAL ISSUE.

Confederate No. 1 is rarely found on Davis Medallion covers, which were used primarily before release of the General Issue.

Ex Hill and Kilbourne. With 1999 C.S.A. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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146
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 146, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Ample margins on three sides, just in at left, small faults including corner crease, tied by partly readable strike of "Wilmington N.C. ? 26 Paid" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Raleigh N.C. with brown Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, 10-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1B, Verse 4), couple short edge tears, otherwise Very Fine, scarce combination of the Jefferson Davis Patriotic design and the Davis First Issue stamp, ex Everett and Kilbourne

E. 750-1,000
800
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147
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 147, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large to huge margins including top sheet margin, rich color, small internal flaw near top, tied by "Gordonsville Va. Dec. 9" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Patrick C.H. Va. with red Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1C, Verse 38), small cover tear at top and expertly silked inside to preserve quality, backflap partly intact

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH ON A JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC COVER.

The 10c Blue Lithograph is very rare on a Davis Medallion cover. There are probably fewer than five in existence.

Ex Kilbourne

E. 3,000-4,000
2,600
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148
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 148, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Positions 11/21 from the transfer stone of 50, huge margins including sheet margin at left and portions of adjoining stamps at right, two tiny inconsequential brown spots not mentioned on accompanying certificate, tied by blue Bowling Green Ky. circular datestamp with unclear date on 7-Star Confederate Flag with "Our President (J)eff. Davis, Our Vice President (A)lex H. Stephens" Slogan Patriotic cover (F7-24) to Chief of Appointment Bureau, Post Office Department in Richmond, from the Fayette Hewitt correspondence, slightly reduced at left cutting off a single letter in each of the names, small tear at left into flag

EXTREMELY FINE GEM SHEET MARGIN PAIR OF THE 5-CENT GREEN DAVIS LITHOGRAPH ON A UNIQUE 7-STAR FLAG AND "JEFF DAVIS" PATRIOTIC COVER. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS DESIGN.

Ex Caspary and Kilbourne. With 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
2,900
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149
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 149, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers"Our Homes" Confederate Patriotic Design, "Our Homes" Confederate Patriotic Design"Our Homes" Confederate Patriotic Design. Unused cover with red, blue and black "Our Homes" and "Protection" Pictorial Confederate Patriotic design (MS-3), remarkable detailed allegorical scene of Confederate soldier defending family and country at top with 11-Star Flag and full horn of plenty, and Northerner at bottom with broken bust of Abraham Lincoln, "taxation" and slave with U.S. flag and empty horn of plenty, fresh with only very minor small toned specks at right

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF EXAMPLES -- EITHER USED OR UNUSED -- OF THIS FASCINATING AND ELABORATELY DESIGNED PICTORIAL PATRIOTIC COVER.

Among Confederate Patriotic cover designs, the two which stand out most prominently, due to their exceptional imagery and messages, are the "Hanging Lincoln" design and this "Our Homes" design. There are only two recorded used examples of this design, which are ex Dr. Brandon (Sale 1087, lot 109) and ex Kilbourne (Sale 1186, lot 557). This is one of probably fewer than five unused examples. At least two of the other unused covers show more significant toning.

Ex Malpass

E. 3,000-4,000
2,000
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150
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 150, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Bright Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Bright Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Bright Green, Stone 2 (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touched, beautiful bright color, tied by single clear strike of blue "Norfolk Va. Jan. 1, 1862" double-circle datestamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-12A) to Milledgeville Ga., slightly reduced at right, opening tear at top goes under stamps but did not affect them, Very Fine appearance, an attractive Confederate patriotic cover from Norfolk before it fell to Union forces, ex Dr. Brandon and Kilbourne, with 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
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151
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 151, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, large margins, couple small creases, tied by "Goodson Va. Jul. 29" (ca. 1862) circular datestamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag and "C.S.A." in Old English Patriotic cover (F7-20) to Edward Keen in Christiansville Va., slightly reduced at left where barely touching the bottom of the flagstaff

VERY FINE. THIS VERSION OF THE BASIC CONFEDERATE 7-STAR FLAG DESIGN WITH "C.S.A." IS CONSIDERABLY RARER THAN OTHER VARIETIES.

The few examples of this rare "C.S.A." flag design we were able to locate were used from Virginia post offices. The last we offered was a handstamped "Paid" use from the same correspondence as the cover offered here (ex Dr. Brandon).

Ex Weatherly and Kilbourne

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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152
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 152, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, ample margins, tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid Apr. 21" (1863) circular datestamp on red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag and "Head Quarters, Chatham Artillery" Patriotic cover (F9-2A) to Robertville S.C., accompanied by 9-Star Confederate Flag lettersheet with the same unit designation (F9-2B, with larger stars) and manuscript "Camp Ashby", the lettersheet is dated Oct. 5, 1862 so comes from a different cover (but same correspondence)

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 9-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG COVER AND LETTERSHEET MATCHED PAIR -- SHOWING BOTH STYLES OF THE F9-2 STAR SIZES.

The ninth star represents the admission of Arkansas, which was followed only three days later by North Carolina. Due to the short time period there were fewer 9-Star Confederate Patriotic designs produced than any other flag designs (7 thru 13 stars). Surviving examples are rare, and we believe the lettersheets are even rarer than the covers.

Ex Kilbourne

E. 4,000-5,000
6,750
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153
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 153, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Two, each has ample margins to slightly in, bright shade, minor wrinkling caused by drying gum, tied by "Notasulga Ala. Jul. 12" (1862) circular datestamp on small cover to Troy Ala. with red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F9-2B), reduced at left, slight wear

FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE CONFEDERATE 9-STAR FLAG, FRANKED WITH THE 5-CENT DE LA RUE TYPOGRAPH ISSUE.

The ninth star represents the admission of Arkansas, which was followed only three days later by North Carolina. Very few examples of the 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic designs are known, some of which have handstamped "Paid" markings and no stamps. This small, choice cover with the 5c De La Rue franking is one of the finest we have encountered.

Ex Kilbourne

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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154
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 154, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Margins to just in, tied by "Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid 28 ?" circular datestamp on 10-Star Confederate Flag with Blank Streamer and Verse Patriotic oatmeal cover (F10-11, Verse 5) to Coddle Creek N.C., Bonitz Goldsboro N.C. imprint, expertly restored, appears Very Fine, scarce 10-Star design used in 1861 or early 1862

E. 500-750
400
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155
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 155, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large to huge margins, pretty pastel color which glows on the dark background, tied by "Greenville N.C. ? 20" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Tarboro N.C. with 10-Star Confederate Flag with Blank Streamer and Verse Patriotic design (F10-11, Verse 37), W. & J. Bonitz imprint, stamp has sealed tears at bottom, cover with sealed tears at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE 10-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE 10-CENT LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE Y.

Ex Matthies (Siegel Sale 337, lot 893)

E. 1,500-2,000
950
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156
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 156, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a), 5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a)5c Dark Blue, Stone 3 (4a). Vertical pair, deep rich color and clear impression, clipped top right corner, tied by two strikes of "Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Aug. 6" (1862) modified integral-rate circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Hoover Hill N.C. with 10-Star Confederate Flag with Blank Streamer and Verse Patriotic design (F10-11, Verse 5), Bonitz imprint, small scissors-cut between stamps, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce Patriotic use with a pair of the 5c Dark Blue from Stone 3, ex Felton with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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157
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 157, C.S.A. Patriotic CoversTudor Hall Va. Mar. 4, 1862, Tudor Hall Va. Mar. 4, 1862Tudor Hall Va. Mar. 4, 1862. Circular datestamp and "Due 10" in arc handstamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Pelican Regimt." Flag, Tent and "Crescent Rifles, Company H, 7th Reg't. La. Volunteers" Regimental Patriotic cover (TF-5) to Ella P. Rind in New Orleans, boxed "ADV.1" handstamp for 1c advertising fee, endorsed "A.R. Breedlove", slightly reduced at left not affecting the design, light file fold at right, faint soiling

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC DESIGN, PRODUCED EARLY IN THE WAR.

Our survey of decades of Confederate sale catalogues and reference books located only seven examples of this distinctive Crescent Rifles patriotic, including the two covers offered in Kilbourne Part One (Siegel Sale 1186) and the example offered here. Five are used from Tudor Hall, including:

1) Tudor Hall Oct. 23, 1861 datestamp and "Due 10", to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, Dover Miss., ex Kimmel (Siegel Sale 492, lot 934)

2) Tudor Hall Oct. ?, 1861 and “10”, to M. Harris, New Orleans, Siegel Sale 1182, lot 466

3) Tudor Hall Nov. 9, 1861 datestamp and "Due 10", to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, Dover Miss., Kilbourne Part One, Siegel Sale 1186, lot 588

4) Tudor Hall Dec. ?, 1861 datestamp, with 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, Dover Miss., Siegel Sale 1167, lot 2482

5) Tudor Hall Mar. 4, 1862 datestamp, to Ella P. Rind, New Orleans, "Adv.1" handstamp, illustrated in Wishnietsky book on p. 117, ex Kilbourne, the cover offered here

In addition to these five Tudor Hall covers, which are genuine uses from members of the 7th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers, there are two others:

6) Federal usage of the envelope with a 3c 1861 tied by Washington D.C. Mar. 13, 1862 datestamp and marked "Found at Manassas", Kilbourne Part One, Siegel Sale 1186, lot 589

7) Cover with 10c Die B barely tied by town datestamp, possibly not originating, ex Kohn (Siegel Sale 382, lot 1470)

As a Colonel, Harry T. Hays was the original commander of the 7th Louisiana Volunteers, which was called the Pelican Regiment. Although composed of farmers, laborers and clerks, the Louisiana 7th Regiment was described as a "crack regiment" by Gen. Richard Taylor. Hays went on to become a General.

Ex Antrim and Kilbourne. Illustrated in 1959 Dietz Catalog on p. 203 and in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 117

E. 3,000-4,000
6,500
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158
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 158, C.S.A. Patriotic CoversWarrington Fla. Nov. 29 (1861), Warrington Fla. Nov. 29 (1861)Warrington Fla. Nov. 29 (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline and "5" in circle handstamp, also manuscript "Paid 5" on cover to Woodville Miss. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag, "Semper Paratus" and "Quitman Light Artillery, of Natchez. Capt. R.T. English." Patriotic design (F11-5, Slogan 67), expertly mended backflap tear which just extends to front

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A CHOICE COMBINATION OF THIS 11-STAR FLAG DESIGN AND THE "SEMPER PARATUS" MOTTO OF THE QUITMAN LIGHT ARTILLERY, USED ON A COVER FROM FLORIDA.

Semper Paratus is a Latin phrase meaning "Always Ready." It is currently used as the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Quitman Light Artillery was an independent battery mustered into service on April 9, 1861, made up of men from Adams County, Mississippi. R. T. English was at first listed as 3rd lieutenant of the battery, but by November 1861 he had evidently risen to captain.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 63. Ex Bogg and Kilbourne. With 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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159
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 159, C.S.A. Patriotic CoversWarrington Fla. Nov. 17 (1861), Warrington Fla. Nov. 17 (1861)Warrington Fla. Nov. 17 (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline struck over manuscript "Paid 5", "5" in circle handstamp on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans featuring blue printed "C.S.A." in address, with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Victory or Death, Madison Rifles, Company I., Tenth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers" Patriotic design (F11-5, Slogan 72), trivial filing pinholes as usual for this correspondence

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING COMBINATION OF THIS 11-STAR FLAG DESIGN AND THE "VICTORY OR DEATH" MADISON RIFLES SLOGAN, USED ON A COVER FROM FLORIDA.

This is one of the most attractive Warrington Florida Patriotic covers we have encountered. The original or "Old" 10th Mississippi Infantry, including Company I (Madison County Rifles), was organized in March 1861 and fought in several campaigns and battles in the Western Theater during the Civil War.

Ex Gibson (with his backstamp) and Kilbourne

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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160
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 160, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Mostly ample to large margins, trivial flaws, tied by "Warrington Fla, Jan. 3" circular datestamp on small pink cover to Thomaston Miss. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag with Liberty Cap and Tassels Patriotic design (F11-3), some minor corner soiling, otherwise Very Fine, rare example of this 11-Star design used from Florida, ex Kimmel and Kilbourne

E. 500-750
950
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161
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 161, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to touched at right, tied by Yorktown Va. circular datestamp on cover to Woodstock Ga. with red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Fast Colors...warranted not to run" Patriotic design (F11-9, Slogan 33), minor toned spots on cover and along edges of stamps, couple tiny edge tears at lower left not affecting design, Very Fine appearance

E. 750-1,000
850
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162
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 162, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, large margins to cut in at bottom, slightly irregular at left nicking bottom stamp, small bit of soiling bottom stamp, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Aug. 19, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to McKinley Ala. with red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Fast Colors... warranted not to run" Patriotic design (F11-9, Slogan 33), reduced -3/4 in. at right, part of backflap removed, otherwise Fine, scarce design used only three days after the issuance of the 5c De La Rue, ex Dr. Brandon

E. 750-1,000
700
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163
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 163, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Dark Green, Stone 1 (1b), 5c Dark Green, Stone 1 (1b)5c Dark Green, Stone 1 (1b). Exceptionally deep rich color, large bottom left corner sheet margins, other sides large to just in at upper right, tied by orange-red "Smithfield Va. Mar. 6" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Cleveland N.C. with 11-Star Confederate Flag, Slogan and Verse Patriotic design (F11-16, Verse 30), J. W. Randolph Richmond imprint, fresh and Very Fine, a very choice Patriotic cover, ex Brown and Gross

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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164
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 164, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Huge margins all around, rich color, tied by "Richmond Va. Nov. 16, 1862" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Petersburg Va. with 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design (F11-17, Verse 5), "For Sale by Alpheus Bolling, Cobb's Legion" imprint, horizontal file fold and small tear top right corner, Extremely Fine Gem stamp on an attractive 11-Star Confederate Flag cover, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 76, ex Duckworth and Kilbourne

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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165
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 165, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Ample margins to in, tied by two strikes of "Charlottesville Va. Dec. 9, 1863" double-circle datestamp on oatmeal cover to Churchville Va. with 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design (F11-16, Verse 13), Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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166
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 166, C.S.A. Patriotic CoversColumbus Ky. 2 Oct, Columbus Ky. 2 OctColumbus Ky. 2 Oct. Circular datestamp with manuscript "Due/10" on buff cover to Pt. Coupee La. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Cannon Patriotic design (CN-2), "J. K. Sutterley, bookseller under St. Charles Hotel N.O." imprint, soldier's endorsement at left, slightly reduced at right where missing small part of side flap, Very Fine and scarce Confederate Patriotic used from occupied Kentucky, of the various Flag and Cannon Patriotic designs, the 11-Star CN-2 is one of the rarest, ex Matthies and Kilbourne

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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167
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 167, C.S.A. Patriotic CoversPensacola Fla. Aug. 19 (1861), Pensacola Fla. Aug. 19 (1861)Pensacola Fla. Aug. 19 (1861). Perfect bold circular datestamp with manuscript "10" due on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag, Tent and "Capt. Gaston's Company, 7th Reg. Alabama Vol." Imprint Patriotic cover (TF-1, Slogan 13a) to Fayetteville Tenn., T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint, soldier's endorsement below, 1861 docketing on back, slight edgewear but overall quite fresh, Very Fine, a scarce and desirable Confederate Patriotic from Florida, despite the large soldier population at Pensacola, only four soldier's due covers are recorded out of a census of more than 250 Pensacola covers, this is the only recorded 10c due example, illustrated in Florida Postal History During the Civil War on p. 201, ex Dr. Briggs and Kilbourne

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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168
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 168, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins to irregular and just in at bottom, tied by "Pensacola Fla. Feb. 7" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Fernandina Fla. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag, Tent and "Capt. Myer's Company. 1st Florida Regiment" Imprint Patriotic design (TF-1, Slogan 16), T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint, reduced at left barely into tent design

VERY FINE AND HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE EARLY REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC COVER FROM PENSACOLA, SENT WITHIN FLORIDA USING THE FIRST GENERAL ISSUE STAMP. AN OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC USE.

Illustrated in Florida Postal History During the Civil War on p. 213. Ex Dr. Briggs and Kilbourne

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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169
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 169, C.S.A. Patriotic CoversRichmond Va. Aug. 21, 1861, Richmond Va. Aug. 21, 1861Richmond Va. Aug. 21, 1861. Circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on small cover to Hoganville Ga. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Tent Patriotic design (TF-1), T. S. Reynolds Atlanta Ga. imprint, gently cleaned and some cosmetic improvements along edges, slightly reduced at left, small inconsequential toned spot at top, appears Very Fine, ex Kilbourne

E. 300-400
300
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170
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 170, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Ample margins to just touching, lightly struck grid cancel, matching "Spartanburg S.C. May 10, 1862" double-circle datestamp on small cover to Glenn Springs S.C. with blue General P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval design (MS-1), from the McArthur correspondence

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH USED TO PAY THE PRE-JULY 1, 1862 RATE ON A SMALL GENERAL BEAUREGARD PATRIOTIC COVER -- A LOVELY "BLUE ON BLUE" COMBINATION AND ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES IN BLUE.

The C.S.A. Catalog states that only one example of the Beauregard design is known in blue. There is one other which is a stampless cover with postage due, offered in lot 171.

Signed Brian Green. Ex Murphy, Freeman and Kilbourne

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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171
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 171, C.S.A. Patriotic CoversOrange C.H. Va. Nov. 30 (1862), Orange C.H. Va. Nov. 30 (1862)Orange C.H. Va. Nov. 30 (1862). Partly clear strike of circular datestamp with manuscript "Due 10" on small yellow soldier's endorsed cover to Germantown N.C. with blue General P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval Patriotic design (MS-1), tiny tear at top and nick at right, Very Fine and extremely rare, one of only two recorded examples of this General Beauregard Patriotic design in blue (the other offered in lot 170) -- the MS-1 Beauregard Patriotics, normally found in red or brown, are the only designs that state his name, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 126, ex Thayer and Kilbourne

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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172
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 172, C.S.A. Patriotic CoversTudor Hall Va. Feb. 27, 1862, Tudor Hall Va. Feb. 27, 1862Tudor Hall Va. Feb. 27, 1862. Circular datestamp with "Due 10" handstamp on yellow cover to Haynesville Ga. with red General P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval Patriotic design (MS-1), soldier's endorsement at top from 11th Regt. Ga. Volunteers, accompanied by pink lettersheet with 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse design (F11-17, Verse 46), datelined "Camped Near Centerville Va. February 23rd 1862", letter is from a soldier to his mother with war content, cover missing backflap and with small nick at top, Very Fine and colorful combination of different Patriotic designs, ex Kilbourne

E. 750-1,000
650
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173
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 173, C.S.A. Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins, tied by Yorktown Va. circular datestamp with unclear date on buff cover to Winchester N.C. with Mounted Dragoon, Sword and Verse Patriotic design (SM-1, Verse 36), Alpheus Bolling Yorktown Va. imprint below, tiny hole at lower right of cover, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Shenfield and Kilbourne

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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