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
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.
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)
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