Lot 1584Confederacy, 7-Star Flag, red and blue patriotic design (F7-29) on cover to Applewood Va., "Richmond, Va., Jun. 29, 1861" cds and "Paid 5" in circle rate handstamp, with sender's pen caricature of a turtle holding up the flag and "In Haste" notation in flag; missing most of backflap and small edge mend at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1585Confederacy, 7-Star Flag, red and blue patriotic design (F7-28) on lettersheet datelined "Camp Ruffin, Columbia, S.C., May 2d, 1861", with lengthy 5½ page letter from soldier suffering from bilious fever at the hospital, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1586Confederacy, 7-Star Flag, genuine red and blue design (F7-29), a John Fox fake with spurious Iuka, Miss. 5¢ provisional handstamp and postmark, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1587Confederacy, 7-Star Flag, red and blue design on cover to York, Pa., franked with U.S. 1857, 3¢ dull red tied by grid with matching "Spartanburg, S.C., Apr 17" cds alongside; light cover soiling and wrinkling, F.-V.F. Scott No. U.S. 26.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-7B Estimate $500 - 750.
A RARE USAGE OF U.S. POSTAGE USED IN CONFEDERATE SOUTH CAROLINA ON A PATRIOTIC COVER.
Lot 1588Confederacy, 7-Star Flag, red and blue patriotic design on cover bearing U.S. 1857, 3¢ dull red (26) tied by "Ringold Geo., May 11" cds to Patrick County, Virginia; cover restored at right affecting part of design with liberty cap drawn in, Very Fine appearance, a rare design.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-12B; $2,500 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1589Confederacy, 7-Star Flag with a Liberty Cap, red and blue patriotic design on cover with manuscript "Union City Ten, Jun 13" postmark and matching pen strokes cancelling U.S. 3¢ dull red (26) to Covington Tenn., F.-V.F.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-5C $2,500.
A RARE TENNESSEE INDEPENDENT STATE USE OF THIS CONFEDERATE 7-STARS AND BARS FLAG PATRIOTIC.
Lot 1590Confederacy, 8-Star Flag, red and blue design on cover to Lafayette, Va., "Winchester, Va., May 22, 1861" cds with matching rare "Paid 3" handstamp; slight toning and a couple small cover tears at top, F.-V.F., a very rare of the Winchester, Va. "Paid 3" handstamp on a patriotic cover.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F8-5; $1,500 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Winchester was out of stamps and used the "Paid 3" as Confederate use of the U.S. rate prior to the assumption of control by the Confederate Post Office on June 1, 1861.
Lot 1591Confederacy, 10-Star and Bars Flag and Cannon, patriotic design in blue with "Stand firmly by your cannon" slogan below, on orange cover with scarce large "Union City, Tennessee" negative circle postmark and matching "Paid 5" rating handstamp to Cotton Grove Tenn., original enclosed letter headed "Camp Brown, Aug. 11" and reads in part "…I would have answered your letter before now but I took the measles a few days after I recd yours while at Humboldt…We are about through with the measles but only 1 of nearly 300 so far we have had only 3 deaths in our Regt yet that is very good I think…we were called out about 12 oclock ordered to be in line in 5 min They kept us about an hour and were sent back to camp with orders to be on our arms well we did not more than get sleep before we were roused again with orders to have our guns loaded and in line double quick time … our line was about as long again as it is on drill … we would have been sent to Missouri had it not been for so many measles…"; some edge faults and large tear, Fine and rare use.
C.S.A. Catalog No. CN-1A Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1592Confederacy, 10-Star Flag, red and blue patriotic flag design on embossed ladies envelope with "Mont Ebey, Va. Jul 24" cds and matching "Paid 5" in circle rating handstamp to Hicksford Va.; no back flap, edge wear, Fine and attractive.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F10-3; $1,000 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1593Confederacy, 11-Star Confederate Flag and Tent, "Capt. Gee's Company, 1st Florida Regiment", red and blue patriotic design with regimental imprint, on buff cover with "Warrington Fla. 28 Sep" cds with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps to Quincy Fla.; part of backflap and small piece torn away, otherwise Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog No. TF-1 var.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
AN EXTREMELY SCARCE FLORIDA PATRIOTIC DESIGN, UNLISTED IN THE NEW C.S.A. CATALOG.