Items for Sale - Confederate Patriotic Covers, Section 1

UNION patriotics are also listed in Miscellaneous sections, both used and unused. New material may be listed in any section, not just in the last section of a category.

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CSA 4, 4-margin 5¢ blue tied by partial Richmond, Va. cds on 11-Star Flag patriotic with verse and imprint (Dietz F11-16; 1-15), addressed to Whittle's Mill, Va., very scarce issue on patriotic. SCV $2,000, Ex Tate. $1,750.

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CSA 2a, 10¢ light blue Paterson tied BEANS STATION / TEN cds over captured Union patriotic shield in star design (Weiss O-S 30/L-265), addressed to “P.M. White, Esq, Quincy, Florida,cover corners reinforced and stamp has been lifted and moved to the right to display the complete design. A lovely use. $1,450.

8556 8556

ATHENS / Ga. cds with matching handstamped PAID 5 on rare 8-star flag waving around the staff topped with liberty cap, patriotic design type F8-7, addressed to Mr.Wm. G. Noble, Care Mr. John White, Warrenton, North Carolina, reduced bit at top with some edge wear and light staining at bottom. Great provenance of ex Walcott, Brooks, Kaplan and signed Dietz. CSA Catalog Value $3,500.  $2,000.

10141 10141

MOUNT JACKSON / Va. // APR / 1 [1862] cds with matching handstamped PAID 5 on scarce 11-star flag patriotic, type F11-17 with “Bright banner of freedom…” verse; addressed to “Mr. Edward B. Smith (Clerk in Ordnance Dept.), Richmond, Va”, very slightly reduced at right, Ex Wm A Fox.  $1,750.

10662 10662

[Columbia / S.C.] blue [due] 10 on 11-star flag patriotic with faint penciled address and soldier’s endorsement at top right which I can not make out. Enclosed is an elegant and interesting printed / filled out Confederate Assistant Treasurer’s Office, Charleston Jany 3 , 1865 dated receipt for $1,400 in Confederate coupon bonds.

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JACKSON  / TEN. // JUL 2 / [1861] neat CDS with matching handstamped PAID in arc and pencil "10" for double rate on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Col. W. B. A. Ramsey, Nashville,  Tenn., some light soiling and wear, small piece of back flap missing.  Tennessee passed ordinances of secession on May 6, 1861 The Ordinance required that the question thereafter be submitted to a popular referendum. This occurred on June 8, 1861, when the Ordinance was approved. Tennessee was admitted as a Confederate state on July 2, 1861. Nashville was occupied by Federal troops beginning in February 1862 so, while there is no year date on this cover, it is necessarily an 1861 use. First Day of Confederate Tennessee use, Ex Gallagher and Boshwit. Col. William Baine Alexander Ramsey was  Tennessee’s Secretary of State 1847-55; he was  born in Knox County Tenn Feb. 4, 1799 and died in Edgefield Tenn Apr. 27, 1874. $2,500.

11306 11306

RICHMOND / Va. // Max // 29 cds with matching DUE 10 straightline on large mounted dragoon patriotic with verse beginning “Bright banner of freedom…”, addressed to Mrs. H. E. Whetstone, Prattville Ala with endorsement Private L M Whetstone of the Six Ala Reg Com G[“Autauga Rifles” Army of Northern Virginia] $1,000.

Lewis M. Whetstone, Jr. (1838-1862) was in the 6th Alabama.

Much more information on linked page.

13207 13207

CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue vertical pair used on back flaps cancelled by pen strokes (top stamp split from opening) with double strike of EDGEFIELD C.H. / S.C. // FEB / 26 cds on Sailor Nailing Palmetto Flag to the Mast With Streaming "Southern Independence" Banner patriotic with "On, on to the rescue, the Valdals are coming" verse (vandals misspelled), CC type FSC 2, addressed to George Sheppard Esqr, Long Mires PO, So Ca.  Scarce Palmetto Flag patriotic design, a beauty!  CCV $3,500.  $3,500.

13681 13681

CHERAW / S.C. // MAR / 5 [1862] bold double-circle datestamp with matching [DUE] "5" handstamp on 10-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic (CSA Catalog F10-11, Verse 5, with CV $1,000) to A. W. Thompson, Catarrh, S.C., endorsed by Sergt. James P[arker] Thompson of Chesterfield Light Artillery, S.C. Vol., (James C. Coit’s Company), slightly reduced at right and some small edge repairs, small erosion out of design.Later shown in records as 1st Lieut, Army of Northern Virginia $1,200.

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CSA 4, 5¢ dark blue pair (couple pre-use creases) tied Richmond, Va May 26, 1862 cds, Powell Type 3, on piece of 11-star patriotic with verse “To arms! To Arms! Quick, be ready_”, Ex Powell. $350.

13866 13866

CSA 7-R-v2, 5¢ blue (2 singles) left one with filled in frame variety, other regular local issue, tied bold neat Richmond, Va. // Jun 1863 cds on piece of captured Union patriotic of eagle, shield and banner “Union Forever”. Ex Powell. $350.

14371 14371

CSA 1, 5¢ bright green canceled by socked-on-the-nose 7-bar field grid handstamp used on 11-Star Flag, patriotic with slogan, verse and J.W. Randolph imprint (CSA Catalog F11-16) to Miss Ellen L. Jones, Pedlars Mills, Va., small sealed cover tear at left into imprint otherwise Very Fine, 2014 SCV $2,500, Ex Tate. 2014 PF Certificate declining opinion as to whether stamp originated, as is common for untied stamps but is clearly contemporaneously addressed with no evidence of being hand-carried such as "politeness of."  $1,250.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green tied by LAGRANGE / GA // MAY / 6 [1862] cds on cover to Miss E. J. Elkins, Griffin Ga. with John Bell Three-Quarter Portrait with Flags, Eagle and Shield, Raynor imprint, Milgram JBL-14, slightly reduced at right. An extremely rare John Bell 1860 campaign cover used within the Confederate postal system. Ex White and Shenfield. $4,250.

John Bell was a prominent politician from Tennessee.

Much more information on linked page.

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US 26, 3¢ dull red (replaced piece at top) tied neat MEMPHIS / Ten. // APR / 5 (inverted) / 1861 cds on clean early use of a pre-secession Confederate 7-star patriotic cover (CSA Catalog F7-5C, CCV $2,500) addressed to Theodore B. Starr, 17 John Street, New York Care Messrs Peckham Mfg. & Co. Sealed tears / small restored piece at top under stamp, flap tears. Ex Boshwit in his impressive Tennessee collection. This is featured in my June 2015 column in The American Stamp Dealer & Collector. $1,400.

Theodore Burr Starr (1837-1907) first opened his luxury retail business in 1862 and two years later partnered with Herman Marcus and became Starr & Marcus at the 17 John Street address from 1864-1877. The firm was the exclusive retail outlet for Gorham silver in New York. Their fine jewelry is still much sought after. Marcus eventually left the firm to return to former employer Tiffany & Co. while Starr continued as a jeweler, importer and merchant from 1877-1900 as Theodore B. Starr & Co. with a shop at 206 Fifth Avenue. In 1907, Starr's son incorporated the business. On July 1, 1918, their stock was purchased by the silver firm of Reed and Barton. The firm maintained a shop at 47th Street and Fifth Avenue. In 1923, Theodore B. Starr finally closed its doors.

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RICHMOND / VA // DEC / 20 / 1862 neat cds and matching DUE 10 on Cannon & 12-star Flag patriotic (CSA Catalog CN-1C) addressed to Mrs. Jane Taylor Wilson, Fraziersville P. Off., So. Ca; endorsed by Private Jas. A[lbert] Wilson, Co. D, 7 Regt S.C.T. (South Carolina Troops – Bonham’s / Kershaw’s Brigade, Van Dorn’s / Early’s Division, 1st Corps, Department of Northern Virginia, Potomac District) Back flap sealed tear, 2011 CSA Certificate #05623, Ex Bogg, Matz, Powell, Smith. $900.

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BEANS STATION / TEN // OCT // 22 / 1862 cds with manuscript “Due 10¢”in both pen and pencil, endorsed by Lt. E. Kirby, Adgt 58th NC Regt Partisan Rangers, on CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC to officer’s brother, David B. Kirby, Care of John Ott, Esq, Richmond City, Virginia. Original letter headed “Cumberland Gap, Oct 22, 1862” signed E. Kirby who was the adjutant of the 58th NC Partisan Rangers. Full typed transcription included. In part, he says, “The whole of Genl Bragg’s Army has passed through the Gap on their way to Chattanooga – Cousin Ned arrived here this morning on his way to Knoxville to resume command of East Tennessee, he is very hard on Genl Bragg for not fighting Buell at Mumfordsville he said that Buell had only 20,000 men while he (Bragg) had thirty thousand. Our Regt will leave the Gap for somewhere near the railroad very soon as Gen McCown takes command of this post with his division. I suppose we will go back to Johnston Depot where we were before we come to this post…I have been acting as Assistant Adjutant General and Col. Palmer as Brigade General.” Much more of interest. Back flap tears extending slightly over the top. At the time, the 58th was in Gracie’s Brigade, Heth’s Division, Department of East Tennessee. The letter was too long for the scanner bed – although appears cut off top and bottom, that is only the digital image, not the letter itself. Also, the second page is digitally cropped to a half page. $1,800.

Lt. Col. Edmund Kirby served in the Field & Staff of the 58th NC Partisan Rangers Infantry.

Much more information on linked page.

Letter, page 1
Letter, page 2

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TUDOR HALL / Va. // 1862 cds partially struck off top of cover with matching DUE 10 on 11-star flag patriotic (CC type F11-16, CCV $750), addressed to W. H. McElween, Kingstree, SC, with soldier’s endorsement R. S. Smith Comp. C, 9th Regt. SC Vols. Bit reduced at top with tiny edge tears and part of top back flap missing. The 9th Infantry Regiment was organized in April 1861, for a term of one year's service. The unit was sent to Virginia and assigned to General D.R. Jones’ Brigade, Department of Northern Virginia. The regiment disbanded in April 1862, with many of the men and officers joining other South Carolina regiments. Tudor Hall was the post office for Manassas. Plantation Collection. $450.

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CSA 2-P, 10¢ blue Paterson print (mostly 4 margins) tied by WILMINGTON N.C. // 16 / DEC cds on 12-star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CC type CN-3), to Miss Mary E. Walker, Mount Pleasant NC. CCV $1,500 for design, SCV $2,250 for this issue on patriotic cover. 2008 CSA Certificate. $1,500.

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CSA 4, 5¢ blue, Stone 2, (4 margins) tied GOLDSBOROUGH / N.C. // APR / 10 / [1862] cds on 12-star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design (CC type CN-3) with Bonitz imprint, addressed to Mollie Gordon, Clover Green, Va; small piece torn out at left and reattached, small tear at top, missing back flap, Very Fine appearance, CCV $1,500 for design, SCV $2,500 for this issue on patriotic cover. $750.

17051 001 17051

RICHMOND / VA. // MAR / 4 / 1863 cds with DUE 10 in both handstamp and manuscript, soldier's endorsement “Private R. H. Gorrell, Co. E, 2ent Regt NC State Troops,” to Emsley Guillet, Greensboro, Guilford County NC on brown cover to Greensboro N.C. with Two Continental Soldiers and "Men of the South, arise arise—“ Verse Patriotic design (CC type SN-1, CCV $2,000), slightly reduced at left but verse is complete, sealed top back flap tears, small restoration bottom right corner otherwise Very Fine, a RARE DESIGN. $850.

17124 001 17124

CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 margins) just tied pen stroke with matching “Garysburg NC / Nov 10 ms. cancel on fresh 11-star flag patriotic (CC type F11-16, CV $750) to C. M. Phillipe, Boydton, Va. Ex Brian & Patricia Green. SCV $1,000. $700.

17131 001 17131

NEW BERNE N.C. // 5 PAID / FEB / 22 [1862] integral rate lightly struck blue cds (CC type B, CV $300 for just the marking) on Extended 10-star flag patriotic and banner (CC type F10-11, CCV $1,000) with Bonitz, Goldsboro, NC, imprint and “Bright Banner of Freedom” verse, to Miss Otetia Johnson, Louisburg, N Carolina, small tear at right top edge. $550.

17133 001 17133

CSA 4-2, 5¢ blue, with irregularly torn margins, tied by blue RALEIGH / N.C. double circle datestamp and second neat strike at left on Extended 10-star flag patriotic and banner (CC type F10-11, CCV $1,000) with Bonitz, Goldsboro, NC, imprint and “Bright Banner of Freedom” verse, to Mrs. Jennette, Morven, N.C., slightly reduced at right into address, a bit war-weary with small edge tears. SCV $2,500. $600.

17136 001 17136

11-star flag patriotic (CSA catalog type F11-16, CV $750), addressed to Miss Sallie E. Dix, Care of Judge Geo. P. Scarborough, Oxford, N.C., with missing stamp and indecipherable cds at lower left, patriotic is also an adversity cover fashioned from an 1850s-dated printed form for “merchandize.” Fresh cover worth finding a stamp and restoring. $200.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green tied GORDONSVILLE / VA cds (faulty) used on Large Mounted Dragoon and Verse Patriotic cover (CC type SM-1) to Newton, N.C. Verse “To arms! to arms! quick, be ready…” and Forti et Fideli nil Difficile slogan, bit irregularly reduced at left, CCV $1,000 for patriotic design, SCV for this issue on patriotic cover $2,500. Ex Zimmerman and Katz. $600.

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Unused 11-star flag patriotic (CSA catalog type F11-3, CCV $3,500 when used), manufacturer imprint R. Coburn, Bookseller, N.O. (New Orleans), measures 6” x 3 3/8”, Very Fine. $200. 

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WINCHESTER / VA double-circle datestamp with matching DUE 10 on Large Mounted Dragoon and Verse Patriotic cover (CC type SM-1, CCV $1,000) to Jones Fuller, Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC with endorsement of J. B. Fuller, Private, Co. B, 11th Ala. Regt., horizontal crease, sealed flap tears and light soiling. $425. James B. Fuller enlisted as a private 6-6-61 in Co. B, Alabama 11th Infantry, Wilcox’s Brigade, Longstreet’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia; later transferred to Co. H. He was surrendered at Appomattox on 4-9-65.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green (faulty at upper left) tied grid cancel with matching light STAUNTON / Va. // JAN / 30 [1862] cds on 1860 BRECKENRIDGE AND LANE CAMPAIGN COVER with embossed imprints front “Constitutional Rights, Federal Protection in the Territories” and back flap “Hon. John Breckenridge of Kent for President; Hon. Joseph Lane of OR. for V. Pres.” Addressed to Messrs AA & B Stuart, Selma, Allegeny (sic) County, Viga. Rare Confederate use of 1860 campaign cover to / from the celebrated Stuart family. $950.

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Unused 7-star flag patriotic cover (CSA catalog F7-4, CCV $1,000 when used), 4 5/8” x 2 5/8,” Very Fine, tiniest stain, fancy embossed back flap tip. $125

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Unused 10-star flag patriotic cover listed in CSA catalog as Type X-4, which is almost the same as CSA catalog F10-17 which has a CCV $5,000 when used, 5 ½” x 3.” The only difference is the spearhead on the flagstaff in lieu of the ball. Although not known used, this rare design has all the hallmarks of a genuine Confederate manufactured product and is accepted by serious students. $300.

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Unused 7-star flag patriotic cover (CSA catalog F7-4, CCV $1,000 when used), 5 1/2” x 3 1/8,” bit of light foxing at left with tiny stain. $90.

17366 001 17366

CSA 8, 2¢ brown red tied RICHMOND / VA. // MAY / 20 cds on Northern Patriotic of Liberty and Shield design, stamp roughly separated at right, flap faults, some small sealed tears of which extend over the top edge, signed “OK / Dietz” on verso, addressed to “Miss Annie V. Howle, Care Thomas R. Howle, Eagle Machine Works, Richmond, Va.” Ex Dr. Griffin Frazier (1957), Morris Everett (1993) and Haub, 1977 CSA Certificate.  $3,000.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green tied double strike of TUDOR HALL / VA. // FEB / 5 / 1862 cds on 11-star waving flag patriotic (CSA catalog type F11-16, imprint type 31 “Sold by J. W. Randolph, Richmond, Va.,” verse type 30; SCV for CSA 1 on any cover is $2,500), to “Miss Rebecca Hamilton, Tinker Knob, Botetourt County, Va.” Slightly reduced at top and part of flap missing. Scarce use of lithograph on patriotic. $1,800.

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CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied somewhat indistinct PRINCE EDWARD C.H. / Va. tied 36 mm BALLOON postmark on Cannon and 12-star flag patriotic (CSA catalog type CN-1C, SCV $2,500) with Alpheus Bolling, Yorktown, Va. imprint, addressed to Mrs. T. W. Sydnor, Blacks & Whites, Nottoway [Va], 1975 APS certificate. Scarce use of lithograph on patriotic. $2,000.

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CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue (roughly separated) tied by 7-bar unenclosed 20 mm Army of Northern Virginia field cancel (CSA catalog type ANV-07) used on Howell’s Poems Union Patriotic “Brothers Be True” with verse “And when rebellion is put down” with “rebellion” changed to “abolition.” A captured Union Patriotic, tiny edge tears and part of top back flap missing. Addressed to Maj. Robert Allen, Zebulon, Georgia, whose military title is not Confederate; he was a prominent citizen and veteran of War of 1812 and Indian Wars. Ex Fisher. $550. 

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Letter on 11-star flag patriotic lettersheet, type F11-17 with imprint of West & Johnston, Richm’d with “Gather around your country’s flag…” verse. Letter (all pages accessible on linked page) is from mother headed “Home June 19th 1863” to Lt. Frank Hannum of the 61st Tennessee who, along with his brother, was near Vicksburg. She fears for them and waits daily for news that Vicksburg has fallen. Hannum and his regiment were fighting near Big Black Bridge at that time and were soon to surrender with the entire regiment on July 4, 1863. $550

Frank H. Hannum served in Company K, 61st Tennessee Mounted Infantry.

Much more information on linked page.

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Unused 10-star flag patriotic, not recorded in CSA catalog as postally used. Could be post-war production. Cannot be considered a genuine CSA production until found postally used, Very Fine. $90.

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Soldier’s DUE 10 used with indistinct Georgia CDS on small narrow Gen. G.T. Beauregard medallion patriotic (CSA catalog type MS-1 in red, CCV $2,500), addressed to “Jno R. West, Hog Mountain, Georgia” and endorsed “from [3rd Sergeant] R[obert] P. West, 35th Regiment Georgia Vols.” (Company H). This was A.P. Hill’s Army of Northern Virginia. West was killed in action May 1864 at Jericho Ford, Va., there were estimated battle casualties of 4,000 on both sides. Ex Agre, 1991 CSA certificate. $1,400.

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RICHMOND / Va. cds with matching handstamped straightline DUE 10 on Mounted Dragoon patriotic, CC type SM-1 with “Bright banner of freedom with pride I unfurl thee…” verse, addressed to Wm Davenport, Esq, Palmetto, Georgia, endorsed by J. S. Davenport, Co C 35th Regt Ga Vols., lightly cleaned and restored. CCV $1,000. $500.

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Small Extended Waving 11-Star Flag with Tassels on Flagstaff (CC F11-3, imprint 23, CV $3,500 when used), unused with imprint “R. Coburn, Bookseller, N.O.” $200.


20854 (Charlottesville Va) PAID 5 (CC type C) in blue on 7-star flag patriotic (CC type F7-4, CV $1,000). Although there is no circular datestamp, the style of paid and rate handstamps, as well as the known correspondence, indicate this is a Charlottesville use. Addressed to Capt. Eugene Davis, Albemarle Light Horse, Manassas Junction, Va. A bit war weary and soiled. Ex Bruce Engstler and John Vagnetti. $450.

Capt. Eugene Davis
served in Co. K, 2nd Virginia Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia and Company D, 6th Virginia Cavalry. Short bio on linked page.



TUDOR HALL VA. MAR 4 1862 CDS with matching DUE 5 handstamp (CSA Catalog type D) on Mounted Dragoon patriotic (CC SM-1 with verse and slogan) addressed to Mr. William Phaup, Skin Quarter P.O., Chesterfield, Virginia with soldier endorsement of Private J. H. Phaup, Co C 18th Regt Va. Vols. THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF USE. The Confederate post office at Tudor Hall was abandoned on March 8, 1862, and all mail delivered to the post office in Gordonsville. In their advance on Richmond, Union authorities took over Tudor Hall and renamed it Manassas. The cover is slightly reduced at top, missing top back flap, and tiny sealed corner faults at lower left. Scarce and attractive. Ex John Vagnetti. $700.

Joseph H. Phaup was a 23-year-old farmer when he enlisted, He was wounded at Seven Pines and Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg. He was captured and paroled at David’s Island, NY Harbor.


LYNCHBURG VA. SEP 14 1861 cds with matching PAID 10 on small Flag and Tent patriotic (CSAC #TF-1) with Camp McDonald slogan (McDonald crossed out contemporaneously), addressed to Nancy Wimpy, Dahlonega, Ga. and sent by Andrew Jackson Reese Phillips Legion. Piece out at top into cds – worthy of professional restoration. CSACV $1,250. $650.


CSA 2-Ye, 10¢ milky blue Stone Y (repaired tears) with partial RICHMOND VA. circular datestamp on purple-brown Jefferson Davis Medallion patriotic (JD-1-A) with verse, rebacked, to Alpha E. Reedy Grayson County Va. Big Meadow. SCV $2,100 for Stone Y on a patriotic. Ex David Kohn and Ralph Swap. $900.


CSA 12, 10¢ blue, uncanceled on 7-star flag (type F7-9 with “Southern Rightsbanner, under which is written “We shall have”, imprint 37 [Whitaker, Wilmington], CV $2,500), addressed to Miss Eugenia Simonton, Lincolnton, N.C. Probably hand-carried; did not go through the postal system. $300.


All-over 7-star flag patriotic (CSA Catalog type F7-3, catalogs $4,000 when used), unused, fresh, Ex John Vagnetti. $300.


7-star flag patriotic (CSA Catalog type F7-16, CV $2,500 when used), unused, Ex John Vagnetti. $200.


7-star flag patriotic (CSA Catalog type F7-20, CV $4,000 when used), unused, Ex John Vagnetti. $300.


8-star flag patriotic (CSA Catalog type F8-2, CV $5,000 when used), unused, Brian Green penciled signature stating only 2 recorded by Dietz (used), Ex John Vagnetti. $350.


10-star flag patriotic (CSA Catalog type F10-3, CV $1,000 when used), smaller envelope measuring 2 13/16” X 4 7/8” unused, two light creases, Ex John Vagnetti. $100.


Extended 10-star flag patriotic (CSA Catalog type F10-11, CV $1,000 when used), with Bonitz, Goldsboro, NC, imprint and Bright Banner of Freedom verse; contemporary notes “Confederate Envelope” – likely a Yankee souvenir. A bit rumpled but a fresh and nice example. Ex John Vagnetti. $100.


11-star flag patriotic (CSA Catalog type F11-3, CV $3,500 when used), with manufacturer imprint along left side R. Coburn, Bookseller, N.O. (New Orleans), Very Fine, Ex John Vagnetti.  $200.


11-star flag patriotic (CSA Catalog type F11-16, CV $750 when used), with verse, Ex John Vagnetti.  $75.