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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — Confederate Patriotic Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1570
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1570, Confederate Patriotic Covers10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Horizontal pair, mostly large margins, gum toned at edges, right stamp small tear, tied by blue "Lynchburg Va. Nov. 20" circular datestamp on captured Union Shield and Flags Patriotic cover in red and blue, allover design with borders of stars and "Union" at bottom, addressed to La Places, Macon County Ala., some edgewear and few sealed opening tears at top, missing backflap

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF A PAIR OF THE 10-CENT PATERSON LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE Y ON A CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC COVER.

Ex Weill Brothers' Stock and Kilbourne

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
1571
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1571, Confederate Patriotic Covers10c Milky Blue, Die A (11), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11). Full to large margins, lovely pastel color, tied by bold strike of blue "Richmond Va." (May-June 1863) dateless circle handstamp on captured Union Patriotic cover to Dahlonega Ga., a beautiful multicolored design on yellow envelope with Eagle, American Flag, musical score and lyrics, "Soldier's Letter" at top and "Constitution/ Army for the Union" at bottom, James P. Herron imprint, stamp with small trivial corner crease from placement near edge, tears on back

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC COVER WITH A RARE DESIGN, A BEAUTIFUL CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE STAMP AND A SCARCE BLUE RICHMOND POSTMARK.

Examples of the Richmond post office's dateless circle in blue are reported on covers from May-June 1863. This cover combines everything that can be desired in a postal history artifact from the Civil War. This is a rare Union Patriotic design that would be very desirable as an ordinary piece of U.S. mail. As a Confederate captured use, with a scarce Richmond postmark and the scarce Milky Blue shade of the 10c Engraved stamp, it is immensely more desirable.

Ex Kilbourne

E. 5,000-7,500
10,500
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1572
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1572, Confederate Patriotic Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by bold strike of "Americus Ga. Aug. 30" circular datestamp on captured Union Liberty with Sword, Flags and Charging Soldiers Patriotic cover in red and blue, addressed to Augusta Ga., some slight overall soiling and small sealed cover nick at top, Very Fine appearance, a wonderful captured usage, the design depicts Union soldiers storming a coastal battery, ex Telep and Kilbourne, with 1986 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,800
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1573
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1573, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full margins, tied by 4-ring target of the Army of Northern Virginia on buff captured Union Patriotic cover with pro-Union verse crossed out, addressed to Timmonsville S.C., soldier's endorsement at top left, right stamp with corner tear, appears Very Fine, a colorful captured use

E. 500-750
700
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1574
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1574, Confederate Patriotic Covers10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a), 10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a)10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a). Large margins to in at right where irregularly separated, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 1" circular datestamp on small cover to Montpelier Va. with love and loss poem with fancy borders, imprint at bottom of Howells, Ashtabula O., minor soiling and bottom right corner repaired, otherwise Very Fine and unusual captured use of a Union design

E. 300-400
190
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1575
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1575, Confederate Patriotic CoversCaptured Union Patriotic, Captured Union PatrioticCaptured Union Patriotic. Unclear strike of Virginia town circular datestamp on red and blue captured Union Patriotic illustrated cover to Hampden Sydney Va., elaborate design with charging Union Army and verse including "We are coming Father Abraham...", soldier's endorsement at top and pencil "10" due for Confederate postage, minor edgewear and tiny tear at top, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
200
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1576
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1576, Confederate Patriotic CoversFredericksburg Va. 5 Oct. 31 (1861), Fredericksburg Va. 5 Oct. 31 (1861)Fredericksburg Va. 5 Oct. 31 (1861). Integral-rate circular datestamp with "PAID" handstamp on cover to Wilmington N.C. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag and "Southern Rights" Banner Patriotic design (F7-9), "Whitaker, Wilmington" imprint, pencil date docketing at top, slight overall soiling and two small stained spots below flag, otherwise Fine, 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 Parrott, Alexandria Va.

E. 500-750
1,100
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1577
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1577, Confederate Patriotic CoversCulpeper C.H. Va. Jul. 27, 1861, Culpeper C.H. Va. Jul. 27, 1861Culpeper C.H. Va. Jul. 27, 1861. Circular datestamp with "5" rate and "PAID" handstamps on cover to Pendleton S.C. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-18), manuscript "Victory" inside flag, missing backflap and some small edge mends, light stain, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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1578
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1578, Confederate Patriotic CoversSmithfield Va. Jan. 30 (1862), Smithfield Va. Jan. 30 (1862)Smithfield Va. Jan. 30 (1862). Light strike of red circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "V" in oval handstamps on oatmeal cover to Davidson County N.C. with 10-Star Confederate Flag with Blank Streamer and Verse Patriotic design (F10-11, Verse 5), Very Fine and scarce, ex Hall

E. 500-750
275
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1579
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1579, Confederate Patriotic CoversNorfolk Va. Dec. 12, 1861, Norfolk Va. Dec. 12, 1861Norfolk Va. Dec. 12, 1861. Blurry strike of blue circular datestamp with matching "Paid 5 C" circular handstamp on cover to Petersburg Va. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Flag Patriotic design (F11-5, Verse 46), small mended corner faults, appears Very Fine, a scarce Patriotic use from Norfolk, which was occupied by federal forces beginning in May 1862

E. 400-500
375
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1580
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1580, Confederate Patriotic Covers10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins except bottom right corner clipped diagonally just into design, deep rich color, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 15, 1862" circular datestamp on red and blue overall 12-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F12-1) to Bath C.H. Va., manuscript directive "from Texas, to be mailed in Richmond by Dr J. W. Fennell", minor backflap mend

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE 12-STAR FLAG DESIGN WITH THE 10-CENT HOYER & LUDWIG LITHOGRAPH, HAND-CARRIED FROM TEXAS AND MAILED AT RICHMOND. ONE OF THE RAREST CONFEDERATE FLAG DESIGNS.

Ex Duckworth and Kilbourne. The complete cover illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog (p. 435) and in 1986 Dietz Catalog (p. 226)

E. 7,500-10,000
16,000
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1581
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1581, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, right stamp with chunk out and crease, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 23, 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), sealed backflap tear, Fine, scarce design used only days after the issuance of the 5c De La Rue

E. 400-500
375
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1582
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1582, Confederate Patriotic Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Full margins to just in at bottom, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Shady Grove Va. with 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design (F11-16, Verse 13), flag and address are hand-colored in red and blue, overall soiling and slightly reduced at left, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
300
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1583
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1583, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Two singles, small faults including left stamp horizontal crease, tied by partly clear strike of Richmond Va. circular datestamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag with Spear Patriotic design (F11-18), addressed to Caldwell Tex., tear at middle and on flap has been professionally sealed, appears Very Fine, this is a very rare Patriotic design and also desirable addressed to Texas, since 1991 only the incomparable Kilbourne collection has included an example offered in our auctions, C.S.A. Catalog value for this design is $3,500.00

E. 750-1,000
950
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1584
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1584, Confederate Patriotic CoversFranklin Depot Va. Oct. 10, Franklin Depot Va. Oct. 10Franklin Depot Va. Oct. 10. Clear strike of blue circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Morvin N.C. with Two Continental Soldiers and "Men of the South, arise, arise" Verse Patriotic design (SN-1, Verse 25), W. & J. Bonitz, Goldsboro N.C. imprint, soldier's endorsement at top from a private in the N.C. 59th Regiment, some minor edgewear, Very Fine, a rare Patriotic design

E. 500-750
400
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1585
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1585, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, ample to full margins all around, tied by light strike of blue Dublin Va. circular datestamp on Mounted Dragoon and Verse Patriotic cover (SM-1, Verse 13) to Red Sulphur Springs (West) Va., minor waterstains at right, Very Fine pair on an attractive Patriotic cover, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
475
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1586
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1586, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1 (1-2), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1-2)5c Green, Stone 1 (1-2). Large margins to just in where slightly roughly separated, tied by "Winchester Va. Dec. 2?" circular datestamp on cover to Covington Va. with 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-3, Verse 5), manuscript "In haste", overall toning and slightly reduced at right, still Fine use of this design with the first General Issue

E. 500-750
1,000
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1587
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1587, Confederate Patriotic Covers10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Huge margins to barely clear of frameline at bottom left, pretty color, cancelled by neat manuscript "X" with matching "Proctors Creek Va. July 13" postmark on oatmeal cover to Lumberton N.C. with 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CN-3, Verse 5), W. & J. Bonitz, Goldsboro N.C. imprint at left, light overall dampstaining and slightly reduced at right, still Fine and scarce use of the 10c Rose Lithograph on a Patriotic cover, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
500
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1588
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1588, Confederate Patriotic CoversMonterey Va. Sept. 7, Monterey Va. Sept. 7Monterey Va. Sept. 7. Circular datestamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Tent Patriotic cover (TF-1) to Atlanta Ga., Reynolds of Atlanta imprint below tent, "PAID"" and "10" handstamps, slightly reduced at right and minor soiling, Fine, also includes a second cover with same Tent and Flag Patriotic design with verse and "Sardis Volunteers", "Richmond Va. Jul. 15, 1863" circular datestamp, addressed to Talbotton Ga., edge repairs and slightly reduced, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
500
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1589
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1589, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins to touched at top, tied by "Warrington Fla. Feb. 8" (1862) circular datestamp on yellow cover to Talladega Ala. with red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-2), without the allegorical background scene, barely reduced at right where opened, stamp has small stain spot and tiny trivial flaws

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITHOUT THE ALLEGORICAL BACKGROUND SCENE. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE USED FROM FLORIDA.

This design is one of the rarest of the Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotics. It has 11 stars in both the flags and the sunburst. 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 (JD-1 thru JD-3). This is one of only two recorded Florida uses of this design, the other offered in lot 1546.

Ex Antrim, Finney, Dr. Briggs and Kilbourne. Illustrated in Briggs's Florida Postal History During the Civil War on p. 254

E. 3,000-4,000
1,900
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1590
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1590, Confederate Patriotic CoversJefferson Davis Medallion Patriotic, Jefferson Davis Medallion PatrioticJefferson Davis Medallion Patriotic. Part strike of (?-ville) Ga. circular datestamp on cover to Lincolnton Ga. with Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design in blue (JD-1C, Verse 22), slight soiling, Very Fine

E. 500-750
350
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1591
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1591, Confederate Patriotic Covers10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2b)10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2b). Rich color, large margins to in at bottom where roughly separated, couple faults including small hole at bottom, tied by "Richmond Va. Nov. 29, 1862" circular datestamp on back of narrow lady's border embossed cover to Rossville Ga. with blue General P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval design (MS-1), a bit worn with edge tears and soiling, opened for display so the design and stamp can easily be seen on an album page, appears Fine, ex Everett

E. 400-500
225
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1592
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1592, Confederate Patriotic CoversTudor Hall Va. Jan. 5, 1862, Tudor Hall Va. Jan. 5, 1862Tudor Hall Va. Jan. 5, 1862. Circular datestamp with "Due 10" handstamp on orange-buff cover to Quitman Ga. with red General P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval Patriotic design (MS-1), "New Orleans Mirror print" imprint below portrait, soldier's endorsement at top, slightly reduced, refolded and small repairs, appears Fine, ex Walcott with collection handstamp at bottom

E. 300-400
300
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1593
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1593, Confederate Patriotic Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Two singles, both stamps repaired with portions of another stamp added, tied by incomplete circular datestamp on cover to Liberty Va. with red, maroon and green "Give this wreath to the brave, Who their country would save." wreath and flower Patriotic design (PS-4), some edgewear, appears Fine, an extremely rare example of this design which was also used in the North, reportedly only two examples exist, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 130, ex Dukeshire and Kilbourne

E. 750-1,000
500
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