Lot 513Confederacy, 10-Star Davis and Stephens Flag Patriotic, red white and blue patriotic design on Tennessee Independent State cover addressed to Miss Julia Reagan at Facility, East Tenn., "Germantown Ten, Jun 21" (1861) cds and manuscript "Paid 5 cts" rating, Very Fine; with 2016 C.S.A. certificate.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F10-1 Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
IN OUR ESTIMATION, THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC FLAG DESIGNS, ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED EXAMPLES.
Julia Reagan was the daughter of Brigadier General James H. Reagan of the Tenn. Militia. He was also the Postmaster of Facility Tenn. for over forty years. The town is now known as Reagan Station Tenn. The five stampless recorded examples of this patriotic design comprise four used from Corinth, Miss. and the example offered here from Germantown Tenn (currently a suburb of Memphis). It is probable that this design was printed in Corinth.
Lot 514Confederacy, 11-Star Flag, Patriotic design in red, white and blue with "T. Fitzwilliam, N.O." manufacturer's imprint 34 at left on neat orange 1862 buff cover to Baileys Mill's La. bearing 5¢ green (1), four margins, small toned spot, tied by "Corinth, Miss., Apr. 5." balloon type cds; reduced slightly at right with tiny mend, Very Fine; with 2009 C.S.A. certificate.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F11-5 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS 11-STAR CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGN BEARING THE 1861 5¢ GREEN ISSUE.
Lot 515Confederacy, 12-Star Flag, red, blue and black design (CSA F12-4) on cover to Van Buren, Ark., franked with 1861, 5¢ green tied by Little Rock, Ark cds with second strike at center, forwarded to Fort Smith with manuscript "For'd Due 5" rating and "Van Buren, Ark, Dec 4" cds; cover wear and faint staining, postmarks not tying stamps enhanced, Very Fine.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 516Confederacy, A Southern Confederacy! Free Trade With the World! printed propaganda patriotic design (C.S.A. PS-1) on cover to Howell Cobb (in care of his uncle John B. Lamar) in Macon, Ga. used prior to session, franked with U.S. 1857 3¢ dull red canceled by grid handstamp with matching "Athens, Ga., Dec 6" cds, with original enclosure datelined "Dec 4th" & "Dec 5th, 1860" with interesting content…There was as I wrote you a splendid & interesting concert L.C.I. (Lucy Cobb Institute) on last Thursday night…Your Uncle Tom had written a Southern Rights song which all the young ladies sang very sweetly; cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine.
Scott No. U.S. 26 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A WONDERFUL COVER AND LETTER PROMOTING FREE TRADE AND SOUTHERN RIGHTS FOR THE CONFEDERACY.
This Propaganda design is reportedly one of three known examples and one of the rarest of all Confederate Patriotics. Throughout the war the Confederate government hoped to use international commerce to raise hard money and influence other nations to support the Southern cause. This rare slogan design promotes that effort. More effective, however, was the Federal blockade that isolated the Confederate States and disrupted regular trade routes. A similar cover with U.S. stamps over portion of design realized $5,250 hammer in our April 2009 Confederate sale.
Lot 517Confederacy, Confederate States, floral bordered Religious and Temperance verse patriotic design on buff cover bearing manuscript canceled 5¢ blue (4) vertical pair tied by matching "Bellefonte, Ala., Feby 27th/63" manuscript postmark to Huntsville, Ala.; bottom stamp with small faults and cover with sealed spindle hole, Very Fine; with 1996 P.S.E. certificate. Scott No. 4.
C.S.A. Catalog No. PS-3 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A FABULOUS EXAMPLE OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY RARE PATRIOTIC DESIGN.
Lot 518Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, medallion design with 8 stars above, on cover to New Orleans, La. franked with U.S. 1857, 3¢ dull red (rounded corner at top right) crossed out and not valid for postage as this is used on June 1, 1861, first day of the newly formed Post Office, manuscript "Paid 5c" added for correct new rate with light strike of "Liberty, Miss, Jun 1" (1861) cds, Very Fine, ex-Antrim.
Scott No. U.S. 26 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
ONE OF THE RAREST JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGNS USED ON FIRST DAY OF THE C.S.A. POSTAL SERVICE.
Lot 519Confederacy, Tent & 11-Star Confederate Flag, Patriotic design in red, white and blue with "T.S. Reynolds" imprint 5 on cover bearing 5¢ green (1), large margins, tiny gum soak in left margin, tied by "Chattanooga, Ten." cds to La Grange Ga., Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Haas, Judd; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
C.S.A. Catalog No. TF-1 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A GORGEOUS GEM USE OF THIS DESIRABLE TENT PATRIOTIC DESIGN ON COVER BEARING THE 1861 5¢ GREEN ISSUE.