Lot 3693Confederacy, (Captured United States Patriotic) Eagle & Flag, red, white and blue design on captured cover with Fairfax C.H., Va. cds to Dublin, Va., manuscript "5" rate at right, tiny mend tear at right & light vert. cover crease through design, Very Fine and choice, ex-Weill, Bischel; with 2001 C.S.A. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 3694Confederacy, (Captured United States Patriotic) "Our Brave Volunteer", patriotic design showing Soldier, Cannon and Tent with Flag, manuscript "Portland Va, July 15th - 62" postmark ties and matching squiggles cancel 5¢ light blue (4) horizontal bottom sheet margin pair, couple nicks at top, to Lynchburg Va.; no back flap and staining, pair moved from edge, Fine appearance.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 3695Confederacy, (Flag) 7-Star Confederate Flag, red and blue allover patriotic design with "Jeff Davis, Prest., Alex H. Stephens, Vice Prest." in red stripes, on rebacked cover front to Warren, R.I., franked with 1857, 3¢ dull red tied by central strike of "Saint Louis, Mo., Apr 11, 1861" cds; front with a couple tears at top, F.-V.F., an extremely rare usage of this Confederate design used in the north and postmarked the day before the start of the Civil War.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 3696Confederacy, (Flag) 7-Star Flag, red and blue allover patriotic design with flagstaff and Saunders, Clark & Jones imprint at top left, on cover to Mrs. A.W. Abercrombie (the wife of the famous Confederate Indian General) in Laconia, Arkansas franked with Memphis, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ red tied by "Memphis, Ten., Oct" cds; cover edge repair at upper right and missing most of backflap, Very Fine appearance. C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-2B, imprint 26.
Scott No. 56X2 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
ONE OF TWO KNOWN ALLOVER FLAG PATRIOTIC COVERS BEARING THE 5¢ MEMPHIS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ISSUE.
Lot 3697Confederacy, (Flag) 7-Star Flag, red and blue allover patriotic design on cover to Santa Luca, Gilmer Co., Ga., with clear Atlanta, Ga., 1861, 5¢ black Postmaster Provisional handstamp in star field, matching "Atlanta, Ga., Jul 5, 1861" cds; cover lightly cleaned, attractive Very Fine appearance; with 1995 C.S.A. certificate. C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-2A.
Scott No. 62XU2 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE ATLANTA 5¢ POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL USAGE ON AN ALLOVER PATRIOTIC COVER.
Lot 3698Confederacy, (Flag) 7-Star Flag, red and blue allover patriotic design with blue "R.H. Richards, Bookseller & Dealer in Music and Musical Instruments, La. Grange, Geo." corner card imprint, on cover to Montgomery, Ala. with light La Grange, Ga. cds and matching straight line "Paid" and small "5" rate handstamps; small erosion spot in address panel, still Very Fine, an extremely rare usage of this allover flag patriotic bearing the Richards corner card, illustrated in Wishnietsky Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages (page 22), ex-Walcott. C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-2A, imprint 25.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 3699Confederacy, (Flag) 7-Star Flag, allover red and blue patriotic design with flagstaff at left, on cover to Murfreesboro Tenn., partial "Nashville, Ten., Dec 23" cds and matching "5" cent rating handstamp with pencil "Due" alongside; opening tear at top, Very Fine, a rare and attractive design; with 2000 C.S.A. certificate. C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-2B.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 3700Confederacy, (Flag) 7-Star Flag, red and blue allover patriotic design with flagstaff and red strips in crosshatch appearing like woven cloth, with an 8th star penned in at center of star field, on cover to Columbus, Ga. franked with U.S. 1857, 3¢ dull red tied by blue "Cassville, Ga., May 2" cds; cover with a couple unnoticeable sealed tears at top and some erosion in 3¢ at top, Very Fine appearance. C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-3 var.
Scott No. U.S. 26 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A RARE U.S. USED IN THE CONFEDERACY USAGE FROM GEORGIA ON A 7-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC WITH AN EIGHTH STAR ADDED REPRESENTING VIRGINIA.
Virginia seceded on April 17th and was admitted to the Confederacy on May 7th, five day after this cover was posted.
Lot 3701Confederacy, (Flag) 7-Star Flag, red and blue allover patriotic design with "Jeff Davis, Prest., Alex H. Stephens, Vice Prest." in stripes, on cover to Waltons Mill, Va., reverse with "Holly Springs, Miss., Nov 7, 1861" cds, matching straight line "Paid" on front with manuscript "10" rate; small tear at top and internal hole, F.-V.F. C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-1B.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 3702Confederacy, (Flag) 7-Star Flag, red and blue allover patriotic design on cover to Carlisle, Kentucky, franked with U.S. 1857, 3¢ dull red (restored upper right corner) tied by target handstamp, matching "Owensboro, Ky., Jul 9, 1861" cds, Very Fine appearance, ex-MacBride. C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-2A.
Scott No. U.S. 26 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Both Carlisle and Owensboro were pro-Southern towns and several post office in this region of Kentucky were closed in August of 1861 due to suspected disloyalty of their postmasters. They were later reopened in September when General Grant moved from Illinois into Kentucky.