Beaufort S.C. May 17, 1861.
Clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 3" in circle
handstamp on cover to Alexandria Va. with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag with "Southern Rights" Banner Patriotic
design (F7-9), "Parrott, Alexandria" imprint, stains in corners could easily be removed by a paper restorer, otherwise Very Fine, rare "Southern Rights" design and especially rare with the U.S. 3c rate handstamp--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 T. S. Whitaker of Wilmington N.C (including on the letter offered in lot 1484), this Parrott, Alexandria imprint, also found on the cover offered in lot 1564, is undoubtedly rare and is unlisted in the C.S.A. Catalog for this design--illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages
on p. 33
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