Sale 288

The Mark Gordon Collection
of American Civil War Era Covers


Union Use of Confederate Patriotics
 
 
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Lot 162

Davis-Stephens Seven Star Flag (Dietz F7-1), overall red, white and blue design, bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by Memphis, Tenn. c.d.s., reverse with "Brooklyn, N.Y. Jun 16" c.d.s., bold "Advertised 1 Cent" applied in Brooklyn, trivial soiling, Fine and rare usage. Walcott 3170.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 163

Ten Star Waving Flag (Dietz F10-11), black design with verse 1 and imprint 10 on a manila envelope bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "New Bern, N.C." postmark, addressed to St. Louis, Mo., the flag, verse and imprint have been crossed out; Very Fine. Walcott 3171.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

A RARE USAGE OF A CAPTURED C.S.A. PATRIOTIC COVER.

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 164

Twelve Star Waving Flag (Dietz F12-4), red, white and blue Captured Confederate Patriotic design with "Who for Justice, Truth and Law" verse 19, endorsed "Captured from the rebels at the battle near X lanes by J.W.N.", addressed to J. W. Nicholson in New Geneva, Pa., possibly carried by hand as bears no postal markings, other letters from the Nicholson correspondence bear stamps; cover wrinkling, Fine and rare.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 165

Canon Firing Left, C.S.A. Waving Flag (Dietz CN-2), red, white & blue design on a soldier's envelope of the 19th Regiment La. Volunteer, Co. E, blue "Carrolton, La., Dec. 25, 1861" Christmas Day c.d.s. with matching "5" handstamp, addressed to Minden, La., endorsed "Via Vicksberg", edge faults and wear, Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400

Provenance: Bischel.
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Lot 166

Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse (Dietz JD-1), red Captured Confederate Patriotic design with "In Dixie's land we take our stand" verse 45, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by Cairo Ill. c.d.s. on cover to Tuscola, Ill., manuscript notation "Captured at Columbus Ky. March 9, 62", original 1862 matching printed letterhead in blue with interesting content; cover reduced at right into stamp, Fine, a stunning captured Confederate patriotic usage with one of the more attractive designs.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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