Lot 4338Confederacy, Cannon and 12-Star Flag, patriotic design with verse below and W. & J. Bonitz imprint at left (imprint 17), on cover to Westland, N.C., clear "Warrenton, N.C., Jul 15" cds and matching "Paid 10" rate handstamp, Extremely Fine, rarely encountered so choice, ex-Judd & Oswald.
C.S.A. Catalog No. CN-3, verse 5 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 4339Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medallion, blue medallion only patriotic design with verse split at top and bottom of design, on cover to Dahlonega, Ga., partial "Columbus, Ky., Aug 8" cds with matching "Paid" in oval handstamp and "10" rate below, with manuscript "missent & ford" notation and "Danburg, Ga., 11th Nov." postmark; some light soiling, Very Fine, illustrated in Wishnietsky Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages (page 124), ex-Gallagher.
C.S.A. Catalog No. JD-3, verse 26 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE OCCUPIED KENTUCKY USAGE OF THIS JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN AND VERSE.
Only a handful of examples are known of the Jefferson Davis "Medallion Only" patriotic design. We known of only two examples bearing this split verse with the other being a handcarried usage.
Lot 4340Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medallion, rare unlisted patriotic design in violet showing 12 Stars in Sunburst (instead of 11 Stars), 11 Star Flags and verse below, on cover to Jenkins Depot, Tenn. with Columbus, Ky. cds and matching "Paid" in oval handstamp with manuscript "5" rate below; slightly reduced at right, Very Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog No. JD-1C var., verse 28 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A RARE USAGE OF THIS UNLISTED JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION DESIGN USED IN CONFEDERATE OCCUPIED KENTUCKY.
Lot 4341Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medallion, red and blue patriotic design design with verse below, on cover to Algiers, La., partial Columbus, Ky. cds and matching "Paid" in oval handstamp with "10" rate below; slightly reduced at right.
C.S.A. Catalog No. JD-1C, verse 28 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
THE ONLY KNOWN USAGE OF THE BICOLOR JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN USED FROM CONFEDERATE OCCUPIED KENTUCKY.
This letter was mailed prior to February of 1862. At this time four Louisiana regiments occupied Kentucky, including the Shreveport Rebels.
Lot 4342Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medallion, blue patriotic design with verse below and rare "Natchez Rifles, Capt. A.V. Davis" regimental imprint at top (slogan 59), on fresh cover to Natchez, Miss., light "Richmond, Va., Sep 23, 1861" cds struck over design, matching "Paid 10" in circle handstamp; some mounting remnants on reverse, Extremely Fine, a choice example of the Jefferson Davis Medallion patriotic bearing the extremely rare "Natchez Rifles" regimental imprint.
C.S.A. Catalog No. JD-1B, verse 26 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Capt. Alfred Vidal Davis, Sr. commanded the Natchez Rifles, Company E, 4th Louisiana Battalion. He enlisted at age 34 as a captain on March 8, 1861. He was born September 7, 1926, in Vidalia, La., and died May 13, 1899, in Pass Christian, and was buried in Natchez. Davis owned the only fully colonnaded house (Dunleith) now remaining in Mississippi, which he bought from Confederate Brigadier General (to be) Charles Dahlgren. Davis owned a slave, John Roy Lynch, who spent his childhood as a house slave at Dunleith. Following the arrival of Union troops, Lynch went on to become quite wealthy through trading land and was also one of the first African-American congressmen, serving four terms and advocating for civil rights legislation and against racial violence in Mississippi. Lynch also served as temporary chair of the Republic National Convention in 1884 and in 1898 was appointed by President McKinley to be a major in the US Army and paymaster of volunteers during the Spanish American War.