Sale 288

The Mark Gordon Collection
of American Civil War Era Covers


Confederate Patriotic Covers
 
 
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Lot 167

Seven Star Flag Sticker (Dietz ST-1), multicolor, tied by "Mobile Ala. Oct 30, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover bearing Mobile, Ala. 1861 5c blue (58X2), four clear to large margins, tied by second strike of the double-circle datestamp, addressed to Terry Depot, Miss., cover restoration at right, Very Fine appearance, the sticker is usually left uncancelled and to have it tied is quite exceptional.
Estimate 4,000 - 6,000

A SPECTACULAR PATRIOTIC USAGE BEARING THE MOBILE PROVISIONAL.
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Lot 168

Seven Star Flag (Dietz F7-4), red, white and blue design, bearing U.S. 3¢ dull red (26) tied by blue "Norfolk Va. May 13, 1861" c.d.s. on cover to Macon, Ga., partial flap and couple tiny edge faults at top, Very Fine appearance, a scarce Virginia patriotic usage during the period when U.S. postage was still valid.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 169

Seven Star Waving Flag (Dietz F7-5), red, white and blue design, "Jackson Miss. Apr. 14" c.d.s. with matching circled "5" on cover to a Col. Miller in Panola, Miss., endorsed "From W.D. Miller, Clanton Rangers, Col. Starke's Reg't", purple "1862" under flap, Very Fine, a handsome usage.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1986 C.S.A. Certificate.

Provenance: Kimmel, Tara, McCarren.
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Lot 170

Seven Star Flag with "Southern Rights" Banner (Dietz F7-9), light design in red, white and blue, "Carolina City, N.C. 5 Paid Dec 9" integral rate c.d.s. on cover to Arggle, N.C., light staining at bottom, Fine and an attractive example of this scarce design.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 171

Seven Star Waving Flag (Dietz F7-16), design in red, white and blue, bearing U.S. 3¢ dull red (26) tied by "Harpers Ferry Va. May 15, 1861" c.d.s. on cover to Huntsville, Ala., stamp with perf faults and toning, tiny edge tear and light staining, Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Green.
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Lot 172

Eight Star Waving Flag (Dietz F8-7), red, white and blue design, bearing U.S. 3¢ dull red (26) tied by grid cancellation with matching "Athens Ga. May 25" c.d.s. on cover to Thomasville, Ga., Very Fine, the eight-star Confederate flag designs are one of the rarer styles with only eight Confederate States from May 7 to May 17.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Green.
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Lot 173

Nine Star Flag (Dietz F9-2), design in red, white and blue with Chatham Artillery slogan 9, bearing "Savannah Geo. Paid Dec 31" with matching "Paid 5" in oval handstamp on cover to Augusta, Ga., endorsed "Camp Claghorn"; edge reinforcing, Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF A NINE STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC.

The ninth star represents the admission of Arkansas to the Confederacy on May 18, 1861. The tenth state, North Carolina, was admitted only three days later. Very few nine-star flag patriotics were created during this very brief period.

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Lot 174

Eleven Star Waving Flag (Dietz F11-4), red, white and blue design, bearing 5¢ green (1) tied by bold "Pensacola Fla. Nov 9" c.d.s. on cover addressed in magenta pen to Warrenton, Ga.; reduced slightly at right, cover professionally freshened, Extremely Fine appearance, a stunning showpiece.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Brooks, Myerson.
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Lot 175

Eleven Star Flag with boxed Miss. Rifles Slogan (Dietz F11-5), red, white and blue design with unlisted boxed slogan updated with manuscript to "Bahula Rifles, Company H", bearing 5¢ green (1), four margins, tied by "Warrington Fla. Jan 27" c.d.s. with matching circled "Due" and "5" handstamps on cover to Indiantown, S.C., stamp faulty, no top flap, top edge restoration, Very Fine appearing.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 176

Eleven Star Waving Flag without imprint (Dietz F11-5), design in red, white and blue on a yellow envelope, bold "Pensacola Fla. Oct 13" c.d.s. with matching circled "Paid 10" on cover to Augusta, Ga., additional pencil "1861" in c.d.s., edge reinforcing, Extremely Fine appearance, a scarce Florida Confederate patriotic usage.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Haas, Hill.
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Lot 177

Eleven Star Flag Banner (Dietz F11-10), design in red, white and blue with "I go to Illustrate Georgia - Bartow" slogan, "Savannah Ga. Paid Oct 10, 1861" c.d.s. with matching "Paid 5" in oval on cover to Macon, Ga., endorsed by a member of Bartow's Artillery at top right; flap torn, Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Myerson.
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Lot 178

Eleven Star Waving Flag (Dietz F11-16), black design on a yellow envelope with Randolf imprint and "On, on to the rescue, the Vandals are coming" verse 2, bearing 5¢ green (1), four margins, tied by "Greenwood Depot Va. Mar 31" c.d.s. with manuscript date on cover to Guineys Depot, Va.; couple tiny edge tears, Very Fine and attractive patriotic usage with the 5¢ Green.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 179

Eleven Star Flag (Dietz F11-16), black design with "Bright banner of freedom with pride I unfold thee," verse 1, bearing 5¢ green (1), margins to touching, tied by "Richmond Va. Mar 28, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Clarksville, Va.; couple tiny edge tears at bottom, Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 180

Eleven Star Waving Flag (Dietz F11-16), black design on a yellow envelope with "Gather around your Country's flag" verse 9, bearing 5¢ blue, local (7) horizontal pair, full margins, tied by "Woodstock Va. Mar 14" c.d.s. on cover to Timberville, Va., slight toning, Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 181

Eleven Star Waving Flag (Dietz F11-16), black design with Randolf imprint and "On, on to the rescue, the Vandals are coming" verse 2, partly clear "Tudor Hall Nov 21, 1861" c.d.s. with two matching "Due 5" handstamps, both arched with and without circle, on cover to Salem, N.C., Very Fine, an attractive soldier's letter.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: MacBride, Salzer, Myerson.
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Lot 182

Eleven Star Flag (Dietz unlisted), design in type of F10-3 with additional star appearing as a white blob at right, in red, white and blue on a narrow envelope, partially clear "Fayetteville N.C. 1861" c.d.s. with matching circled "Paid 5" on cover to Rural Hill, N.C., Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Duckshire, Myerson.
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Lot 183

Twelve Star Flag (Dietz F12-4), design in red, white and blue with "stand by your cannon!" verse 26, bearing 5¢ blue, local (7), vertical pair, full even margins, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Mar 8" c.d.s. on cover to Greensboro, Ala.; small corner tear at lower left, light scrape on bottom stamp, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Myerson.
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Lot 184

Twelve Star Waving Flag with "M" for Missouri (Dietz F12-5), red, white and blue design with Flag of the South verse 8, "Columbus Ky." c.d.s. with manuscript "Due 5" on cover to Bowling Green, Ky., expertly restored along left edge and upper right corner, Very Fine appearance, an exceedingly scarce design.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Bilden, Gallagher.
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Lot 185

Cannon with Flag (Dietz CN-1), design on yellow envelope with "With the cannon's flash, and the cannon's crash" verse 17, bearing 5¢ blue, local (7) horizontal pair, tied by "Crawfordsville, Ga. Dec" c.d.s. with manuscript "22" date, on cover to Oxford, Ga.; pair with tiny flaws, light staining and reinforced corners, Fine and rare.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 186

Cannon with Twelve Star Flag (Dietz CN-3), design in black with "Our father's faith let up keep til death" verse 4 and Bonitz imprint, bearing 5¢ dark blue, stone 3 (4) mostly large margins, tied by partial "Goldsboro N.C." c.d.s. on cover to Patton's Home, N.C., Very Fine and rare this choice.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Expertization: 1976 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Kimmel, McCarren.
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Lot 187

General G.T. Beauregard Medallion (Dietz GB-1), design in red without imprint, blue "Lynchburg Va. Dec 19" c.d.s. with matching "Due 10" handstamp on cover to Palmetto, Ga., Very Fine, a rare and attractive design.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1998 C.S.A. Certificate.

Provenance: Murphy, Myerson.
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Lot 188

Jefferson Davis Medallion (Dietz JD-1), design with red medallion and red bars in flags on a yellow envelope, bearing 5¢ green, stone 1 (1) three large margins, touched at top, tied by "Carolina City N.C. Mar. 12, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Argyle, N.C., bottom edge reinforced, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000

A GEM USAGE OF WHICH ONLY TWO EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED OF THIS PARTICULAR COLOR PATTERN.

Provenance: Green.

The other recorded example of this red and blue Davis Medallion design was illustrated on page 120 of Wishnietsky’s
Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages.
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Lot 189

Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse (Dietz JD-1), red and blue design with Now round this gallant leader verse 10, "Columbus Ky. Dec" c.d.s. without day slug, matching "Paid" in oval handstamp and manuscript "10" rating on cover to New Orleans, La., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 190

Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse (Dietz JD-1), blue design with In Dixie's land we take our stand verse 45, "Columbus Ky. Jan 9" c.d.s. with matching "Paid" in oval handstamp and manuscript "5" rating on cover to Nashville, Tenn., no flap; Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1976 C.S.A. Certificate.

Provenance: Antrim, Kimmel, Gallagher.
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Lot 191

Jefferson Davis Medallion (Dietz JD-1), design in black without verse on yellow envelope, "Yazoo City, Miss." c.d.s. with matching "Paid" handstamp on over to Fayette, Miss., Very Fine and clean.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Wiseman.
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Lot 192

Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse (Dietz JD-1), design in violet gray with "when the tempest of war o'ershadows our land" verse (13a), "Wytheville Va. Jul 20" c.d.s. with matching "Paid" handstamp on cover to Estillville, Va., reduced at left, soiled, Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: 1990 C.S.A. Certificate.
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Lot 193

Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse (Dietz JD-2), red, white and blue design on a yellow envelope, "Warrington Fla. Nov 28" c.d.s. with matching "Paid" and circled "5" handstamps addressed to Talladega, Ala., slight aging, reduced at right, Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Finney, Kimmel, Bogg.
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Lot 194

Riverboat Scene with C.S.A. banner (Dietz MS-1), blue caricature, "Columbus Ky." c.d.s. with matching "Paid" in oval handstamp and manuscript "10" rating on cover to Talladega, Ala., endorsed "Camp Beauregard Ky.", tiny edge tear at top, slightly reduced at right, Fine and rare design.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 195

Mounted Dragoon with Sword Raised (Dietz SM-1), black design with "Let Beauregard's dauntless breast" verse 21, and "Forti Et Fideli Nil Difficile" imprint, bearing 5¢ green (1), margins to touching, tied by "Tudor Hall Mar 8, 1862" c.d.s. on cover to Cool Well, Va., Very Fine and choice example having an uncommon imprint.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 196

Soldier Holding Eleven-Star Flag (Dietz SN-4), design in black with the inscription "For Land & Life / Children and Wife", bearing 10¢ blue, frameline (10) full margins, full frameline at top, partial at sides, tied by "Gainsville Ala." c.d.s. on green cover to Eutaw, Ala.; repaired opening nicks at top left, light folds, Fine.
Scott $6,000 Estimate 4,000 - 6,000

A RARE FRAMELINE PATRIOTIC USAGE.

Provenance: Brooks, MacBride, Meroni, 'Argentum'.
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Lot 197

Eleven Star Flag and Tent (Dietz TF-1), design in red, white and blue with red Reynolds imprint on a pink envelope, "Winchester Va Jul 14" c.d.s. with matching "Paid 10" handstamp on cover to McKinley, Ala., endorsed by sender "Paid 10cts"; light edge wear, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Shenfield, Myerson.
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Lot 198

Eleven Star Flag and Tent (Dietz TF-1), Reynolds design in red, white and blue with Camp McDonald imprint, manuscript "Big Shanty Ga. / July 19" postmark with matching "Paid" on cover to Cassville, Ga.; light soiling, Fine and scarce.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Salzer, Myerson.
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Lot 199

11-Star Confederate and Pelican Reg't Flags Draped in front of Tent (Dietz TF-5), red, white and blue design with Crescent Rifles slogan 63, bearing "Tudor Hall Nov 9, 1861" c.d.s. with matching "Due 10" arched handstamp on cover to Dover, Miss., endorsed "Harry T. Hayes, Col. Cmd. 7th Regt. La. Vols.", no flap, lightly cleaned with minor cosmetic improvement mainly along edges, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS EARLY CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC DESIGN ACCORDING TO DIETZ.

Provenance: Green.

Colonel Harry T. Hays was the first commanding officer of the the 7th Louisiana Volunteers, who were sometimes called the Pelican Regiment. This regiment was mustered into service for the duration of the war on June 5, 1861 with Hays commanding them at the first battle of Manassas. Harry T. Hays was later promoted to brigadier general on July 25, 1862, and assumed command of the First Louisiana Brigade.

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Lot 200

Virginia State Seal, medallion design on a C.S.A. Ordnance Department imprint envelope, sharp "Richmond Va. Mar 1, 1862" with matching "Paid 5 cts" on cover addressed to Major Langhorne in Lynchburg, Va., charge box endorsement initialed "B.G.B.", Very Fine and choice, a rare Official envelope usage bearing a patriotic design.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Myerson.
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Lot 201

Col. John W. Geary (Walcott unlisted), blue portrait in frame (as Walcott 454, 458), captured Union patriotic bearing 10¢ blue Paterson (2), margins to slightly in, tied by "Winchester Va. Nov 21" c.d.s. on cover to Dayton Va., slightly reduced from opening at top, Very Fine.
Estimate 6,000 - 8,000

RARE AND STRIKING CONFEDERATE USAGE OF A CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC.

Provenance: Judd, Meyers.
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Lot 202

"Bayonet Charge at the Taking of Fort Donelson" (Walcott 741), blue captured Union Patriotic design, bearing 5¢ blue, local (7) horizontal pair, margins to just touching, tied by blue "Dublin, Va." c.d.s. on cover to Greensboro, N.C.; cover faults, Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: 1986 C.S.A. Certificate.
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Lot 203

"The Great Battle at Manassas, Sept. 30th, 1862" (Walcott unlisted), captured Union Patriotic, battle scene design, bearing 10¢ blue, die A (11) tied by "Richmond Va. Aug 5" c.d.s. on cover to Covington, Va., stamp faulty, light edge wear, Fine, a spectacular captured patriotic depicting the second battle of Manassas, in which the Confederate Army took victory, interestingly this patriotic has the Confederate name of the battle instead of the Union's Bull Run.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Dukeshire, Myerson.
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Lot 204

"Our Gunboats Attacking the Rebel Forces" (Walcott unlisted), Gates design in blue with a quote from the Richmond Dispatch, bearing 5¢ blue, Local (7) horizontal pair, three full to large margins, just in at right, tied by blue Virginia town datestamp on captured Union Naval Patriotic addressed to Junction Store, Va., Very Fine, an interesting usage within the Confederacy showing ironclads.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: Green.
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Lot 205

Female holding U.S. Waving Flag (Walcott 2329), red, white and blue captured Union Patriotic design with verse in blue, bearing 10¢ carmine rose (5) large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 4, 1862" c.d.s. addressed to Lawrence, Ga.; part of backflap missing, light overall soiling, reinforced edge wear.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

A STUNNING CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC BEARING THE 10¢ CARMINE ROSE LITHOGRAPH.

Expertization: 1994 P.S.E. Certificate.

Provenance: Everett, Gallagher, Murphy.

With original enclosure datelined, "Camp in the woods Va, July 3, 1862" that reads in part, "I have been engaged in the last four days in two severe engagements…Capt Langston was wounded in three places, but will get well, I think. He will suffer much…" The letter ends with "P.S. I will send this in a Yankee envelope".

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Lot 206

Female Figure with Flag, "God Save the Union" (Walcott 2356), Raynor design in slate, bearing 5¢ green (1) tied by "Winchester, Va Feb 11" c.d.s. to Martinsburg, Va., manuscript "The Yankees CAN'T" below the "God Save the Union" imprint"; restored edge faults, Fine and interesting usage.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Hill, Bischel.
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Lot 207

Female Design with Flag and Shield (Walcott 2367), captured Union patriotic in red, white and blue, design crossed out in manuscript with C.S.A. 10¢ greenish blue (12c), large margins, tied over design by "Wilmington, N.C. Feb 23" c.d.s. on cover to Raleigh, N.C.; stamp with light stains, Fine and scarce Confederate use of a captured Union patriotic.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 208

The Union and Constitution (Walcott 3306), design in blue with the stamps placed carefully placed over the Union slogan, bearing 5¢ light blue, De La Rue (6) vertical pair tied by "Richmond Va Jun 19, 1863" c.d.s on blue captured Union patriotic cover to Fayetteville, N.C., endorsed "Pettigrew's Brigade", reduced slightly at left, tiny edge faults and wear, still Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Everett, Hall.
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