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The Brandon Collection of Confederate States, Part 2 continued...

Confederate Patriotics: 7-Star thru 10-Star Flags continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
140 c Image"Flat Pond Ga. Mar. 9 Paid 10" (1862). Manuscript postmark on red and blue Elongated 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic (F7-10) cover to Dr. E. J. Eldridge, a surgeon in Col. Howell Cobb's 16th Georgia Regt., Yorktown Va., with original Mar. 9, 1862 letter enclosure from the addressee's wife -- complains about money, laments about war, mentions surrender of Fort Donelson by Gen. Forrest -- slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. A RARE ELONGATED VERSION OF THE 7-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG WITH MILITARY ADDRESS AND ORIGINAL LETTER.

Ex Judd (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
141 c ImageStaunton Va. Nov. 5, 1861. Neat strike of circular datestamp with "Paid" and "10" handstamps on cover to Decatur Ga. with red and light blue Confederate Flag Patriotic design (similar to F10-20), Very Fine, this crudely printed design is similar to two listed in C.S.A. under 10-Star flags, but the solid background makes it impossible to discern the number of stars, ex MacBride and Judd (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
142 c Image5c Bright Green, Stone 2 (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touched, beautiful bright color, tied by single clear strike of blue "Norfolk Va. Jan. 1, 1862" double-circle datestamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic (F7-12A) cover to Milledgeville Ga., slightly reduced at right, opening tear at top goes under stamps but did not affect them, Very Fine appearance, an attractive Confederate patriotic cover from Norfolk before it fell to Union forces (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
143 c Image5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Two enormous margins with traces of adjacent stamps at right and bottom, other sides clear to slightly in, tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid May 24, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Okolona Miss. with 7-Star Confederate Flag and "Berry Infantry, Rome, Geo." imprint (F7-17), "Due 5" in oval handstamp, sender's directive "Via Mobile Ala.", slightly reduced at right and couple vertical file folds clear of stamp, otherwise Fine, ex Dr. Green (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
144 c ImageCassville Ga. May 2 (1861). Clearly struck blue circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on overall red and blue modified 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design with 8th star added by sender (F7-2B), printed with cloth-like pattern, addressed to Thomas Gilbert of the "Sun" (Daily Sun newspaper) at Columbus Ga., nearly invisible sealed tears at top center and top left corner, 3c with portions at top nibbled away by insects (not very noticeable against background of flag)

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USE FROM CONFEDERATE GEORGIA ON MAY 2, 1861, WITH AN EIGHTH STAR ADDED TO REPRESENT VIRGINIA, WHICH VOTED TO SECEDE ON APRIL 17 AND FORMALLY JOINED THE CONFEDERACY ON MAY 7.

The C.S.A. Catalog lists the cloth-pattern flag as F7-3, but without the flagstaff. This design is a hybrid of F7-2B (with flagstaff) and F7-3 (cloth pattern). (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
145 c ImageRichmond Va. May 29, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic (F8-5) cover to Smithfield N.C., missing top flap, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce 8-Star flag design used with a U.S. stamp just three days before U.S. stamps were no longer valid in the South, ex Weatherly (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
146 c ImageIuka Miss. Jul. 11 (1861). Circular datestamp and "Paid" straightline handstamp clearly struck with manuscript "11" day and "5" rate on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic (F8-12) cover to Handsboro Miss., reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine, this design has an eighth star at the center (representing Virginia), the blue ink is slightly smudged on a few stars, but this is clearly an 8-Star design (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
147 c Image8-Star Elongated Confederate Flag. Red and blue design (F8-3) on privately-carried cover to West Parrish Ga., sender's directive "Kindness of Cousin Reuben", slightly reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine use of this rare design (C.S.A. Catalog value $5,000.00), ex Richey, Ashbrook backstamp (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
148 c ImageAthens Ga. May 30 (1861). Lightly struck circular datestamp, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by grid cancel on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic (F8-7) cover to Memphis Tenn., cover with some staining and edge faults, still Fine and rare use of a U.S. stamp on an 8-Star flag patriotic, two days later after May 30 mailing date U.S. stamps were invalid for postage (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
149 c ImageMontgomery Ala. May 29, 1861. Partly clear strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F9-2B) to Perryville Ala., slightly reduced at right and some wear affects stamp, cover with stains, otherwise Fine, rare use of 9-Star flag design and U.S. stamp only two days prior to commencement of C.S.A. postal system, the ninth star represents Arkansas, very few 9-Star designs were produced before North Carolina was admitted to the Confederacy as the tenth state, with 1973 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
150 c ImageAtlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6). Clear provisional marking and "Atlanta Ga. Aug. 27, 1861" circular datestamp on cover with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag with Spearhead and "Atlanta Medical College, Atlanta, Georgia" in Oval Frame (listed in C.S.A. Catalog under College Covers as GA-01; the flag is F10-8), addressed to Alexander H. Stephens in Richmond Va., docketing on back reads "Thomas S. Powell, Atlanta Ga. 26th Aug. 1861, recommends Dr. Horatio N. Hollifield for surgeon's place", missing bottom flap, skillfully restored with repaired opening tears at top and cleaned but no apparent paper additions

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS REMARKABLE PATRIOTIC DESIGN CREATED FOR THE ATLANTA MEDICAL COLLEGE. ENHANCING ITS UNIQUE STATUS IS THE USE OF THE 10-CENT ATLANTA POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL HANDSTAMP.

According to the Emory University website, the Georgia State Assembly granted a charter for Atlanta Medical College in 1854, and classes started the following year. The first building was erected in 1859 on the site now occupied by Grady Memorial Hospital. Following a series of mergers, in 1915 the school became Emory University School of Medicine.

The sender of this cover (Thomas S. Powell, according to the docketing) was hired in 1857 as professor of obstetrics and he soon criticized some of the business practices of the newly-founded school. He was instrumental in obtaining $5,000 in donations from the city in 1866, but was released from the faculty soon after when he complained that none of the funds were earmarked for charity. He went on to found Southern Medical College in Atlanta, which eventually merged with Atlanta Medical College.

This cover is the basis of the illustration in the C.S.A. Catalog (page 450). (Image)

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E. $ 7,500-10,000

SOLD for $10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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