VERY FINE. A UNIQUE ADVERSITY USAGE OF THE PERFORATED 10-CENT ARCHER & DALY STAMP.
There are six recorded turned usages of the officially perforated stamps, including three combinations with United States stamps issued before the war. This use on a prewar advertising cover is truly remarkable. As an indication of the value of this unique cover, it realized $3,900 in 1979, in the Brugh sale.
VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED COVERS WITH A COMBINATION OF THE OFFICIAL PERFORATED ISSUE AND A PRE-WAR UNITED STATES STAMP.
There are six recorded turned usages of the officially perforated stamps, including three combinations with United States stamps issued before the war.
VERY FINE. THIS 9-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC DESIGNS. TO FIND IT USED FROM FLORIDA AND TURNED WITH A GENERAL ISSUE STAMP IS EXTRAORDINARY.
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 design (7 thru 13 stars). Surviving examples are rare. This example used from Florida is one of only two 9-Star Flag uses recorded in the Briggs census.
Ex MacBride, Dr. Briggs and Kilbourne. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 51 and in Briggs's Florida Postal History During the Civil War on p. 163
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE TURNED USE WITH THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPHED ISSUE.
The 2c Lithograph, which was usually used to pay the circular or drop rates, is rarely found on turned covers. This combination of rates (2c drop and 10c regular) and stamps (2c Lithograph and 5c De La Rue) is not only extremely rare, this is one of the finest 2c Lithograph covers in terms of quality.
VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND UNIQUE USE OF TWO 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPHS, IN DIFFERENT SHADES, ON AN ILLUSTRATED TEMPERANCE PROPAGANDA COVER.
This is a rare example of a Confederate stamp used on this Temperance propaganda design. To find it with two different shades, one used to re-mail the cover back to its origin (not forwarded), adds to its rarity and desirability. Temperance also does not seem to have been a popular cause in South; even pre-war examples are scarce.
Ex Dr. Graves and Kilbourne. From our 1982 Rarities sale. Weill backstamp
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND SCARCE TURNED COVER BEARING 20-CENT AND 10-CENT ENGRAVED ISSUE STAMPS.
Apparently the first use of this cover exceeded the half-ounce weight limit, while the second use did not.
Ex Muzzey, Hastings and "Ambassador"
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND EXTREMELY RARE "TURNED" ADVERSITY COVER, COMBINING INCOMING BLOCKADE-RUN USE OF A HOTEL ADVERTISING ENVELOPE TO CHARLESTON AND THE 10-CENT PATERSON LITHOGRAPH FOR RE-MAILING WITHIN THE CONFEDERACY.
The Royal Victoria Hotel was the center of the social scene in Nassau during the Civil War years. Parties held there were attended by diplomats, Confederate and British officers, captains of blockade runners, and newspaper correspondents.
With 1984 P.F. certificate