Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022

Category — C.S.A. Handstamped Paid and Due Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
400
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Sale 1262, Lot 400, C.S.A. Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsBowling Green Ky. Oct. 2?. Blue circular datestamp with manuscript "Paid 5" on small pink cover to Washington, East Tennessee with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag with Liberty Cap Patriotic design (F11-23), small tear at top and staining which could (and should) be professionally removed

FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS 11-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN, WITH A MOST UNUSUAL ARRANGEMENT OF STARS. PROBABLY NOT MORE THAN THREE ARE KNOWN.

This 11-Star design, with seven stars at top in a half-circle, three stars at bottom and one star at center, is extremely rare. We have offered only one other example, from the Kilbourne collection, which has much lighter colors (Sale 1190, lot 1617). There is also a different example illustrated in the C.S.A. Catalog, which, like the design offered here, has darker colors and blue bars connecting the top and bottom red stripes (it is not clear if that example is used, but we presume it is). The Wishnietsky book Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages illustrates the ex Kilbourne cover and states "one reported". This cover has been off the market since the 1960s and was unknown to us.

Accompanied by a stampless cover from the same correspondence. C.S.A. Catalog value $10,000.00.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
401
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Sale 1262, Lot 401, C.S.A. Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsColumbus Ky. Circular datestamp with unclear date and "PAID" in lozenge handstamp with manuscript "5" rate on blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags and Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1C), addressed to Memphis Ten., reduced at right and missing flap on that side where also nicked, some minor staining, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
225
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402
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Sale 1262, Lot 402, C.S.A. Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsGreenville Ten. Dec. 3. Circular datestamp with "PAID" and "5" handstamps on Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Bartow" Patriotic design (F11-9), addressed to Atlanta Ga., small nicks at top and missing part of backflap, Fine

E. 200-300
275
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403
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Sale 1262, Lot 403, C.S.A. Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsPetersburg Va. Aug. 7 (1861). Blue circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" handstamps on buff cover to Brinkleyville N.C. with "L. Lunsford & Son Rectifiers of Whiskey & Dealers in all Kinds of Liquors, Petersburg Va." whiskey barrel embossed cameo corner card, missing part of backflap, 1861 dated enclosure discussing whiskey, different proofs and cost, Very Fine, an outstanding and extremely rare whiskey barrel cameo design on a Confederate cover, this is the only example we have ever encountered

E. 1,000-1,500
2,800
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