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Lot#/
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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Free Franks
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 504, Presidential Free Franks & Other DocumentsJohn Quincy Adams, John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams. Free frank as Secretary of State "J. Q. Adams" with "Dept. of State" endorsement on folded cover addressed to the principal of the University of Providence in Rhode Island, brownish-black "Washn. City Feb. 14" circular datestamp and "FREE" handstamp, 1829 docketing on back, Very Fine, ex Dr. Brandon

E. 300-400
375
Autographs and Ephemera
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Free Franks
2016-05-05
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1125, Lot Number 404, Autographs and Free FranksJohn Quincy Adams, John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams. Signature on 2pp folded letter datelined "Amsterdam November 17, 1794", addressed to Mr. John Stockdale, bookseller at Piccadilly, London, manuscript due notation and Bishop's mark of Nov. 22 on flap, contents relate to books Adams ordered for himself and a friend, some minor faults on side flaps but letter and cover panel are completely intact and boldly penned

VERY FINE AUTOGRAPHED LETTER FROM 26-YEAR OLD JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, SON OF A PRESIDENT AND FUTURE PRESIDENT, WRITTEN DURING THE WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATION, LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE START OF HIS CAREER IN PUBLIC SERVICE.

John Quincy Adams served his country during the course of more than 50 years in an astonishing number of positions, spanning the terms of each of the first 11 Presidents of the United States. He served as minister to the Netherlands (1794-97), minister to Prussia (1797-1801), United States Senator from Massachusetts (1803-1808), minister to Russia (1809-1814), minister to the Court at St. James (1814-1817), United States Secretary of State (1817-1825, under President Monroe), President of the United States (1825-1829), and finally as a United States Representative from Massachusetts (1831-1848), where he was a tireless anti-slavery advocate until his death on Feb. 23, 1848. This letter dates from the first weeks of his illustrious career.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Free Franks
2013-12-19
United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 1889, Presidential Free Franks and Autographs: Washington thru LincolnJohn Quincy Adams, John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams. Free frank as Secretary of State "J. Q. Adams" with "Dept. of State" endorsement on folded cover addressed to the principal of University of Providence in Rhode Island, brownish-black "Washn. City Feb. 14" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, 1829 docketing on back, Very Fine

E. 400-500
300
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Free Franks
2007-10-24
Postal History from The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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Sale Number 944, Lot Number 2915, Free Franks - Presidents of the United StatesJohn Quincy Adams, John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams. Free frank "J. Q. Adams" as Secretary of State on folded cover to Callender Irvine in Philadelphia, manuscript "Department of State" endorsement, clear "Washn. City May 24" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, small tear at top, Very Fine

E. 300-400
500
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Free Franks
2007-10-24
Postal History from The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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Sale Number 944, Lot Number 2916, Free Franks - Presidents of the United StatesJohn Quincy Adams, John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams. Free frank "J. Q. Adams" as Secretary of State on folded cover to Richard Peters Jr. in Philadelphia, manuscript "Department of State" endorsement, partly readable "Washn. City Apr. 2" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, part of back panels cut away, paper reinforcements and small repairs, presentable and Fine appearance

E. 150-200
325
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Free Franks
2007-10-24
Postal History from The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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Sale Number 944, Lot Number 2917, Free Franks - Presidents of the United StatesJohn Quincy Adams, John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams. Folded cover addressed by Adams' as U.S. Minister to Great Britain to "William Shaler Esqr., Consul General of the United States of America to Algiers, To the care of Bernard Henry Esqr., American Consul, Gibraltar", brownish-black "F 16/48" in circle on back, manuscript "2/10" rate crossed out in red manuscript and marked "via France" with"2/2" rate, which is again crossed out and marked "P Packet" with "2/10" rate, forwarder's manuscript on back "Received at Gib. 18 Jany. 1817 & forwarded by your..." (name torn away), receipt docketing "London, 19 Dec. 1817, John Quincy Adams" (misdated 1817 instead of 1816, a common mistake), piece missing from flap and small tear, Very Fine, a rare State Department usage from John Q. Adams (then U.S. Minister to Great Britain and soon-to-be Secretary of State) to his fellow diplomat William Shaler in Algiers, the original letter may be read at http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=96718710

E. 500-750
650
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