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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 509, Presidential Free Franks & Other DocumentsAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Full signature on vellum Presidential Military Appointment of Horace Jewett as First Lieutenant of the 15th Regiment of Infantry, dated May 14, 1861, also signed by Simon Cameron as Secretary of War, docketed at top left where recorded by Adjutant General's office, usual file folds and minor tape stains on top and bottom edges

VERY FINE. A SCARCE FULL SIGNATURE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT AND SIMON CAMERON AS SECRETARY OF WAR ON A PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT.

These military appointments are scarce with Cameron as the Secretary of War, as he only served from March 5, 1861, until January 14, 1862, when he was forced out of office. Most have Edwin Stanton as Secretary of War, who served for more than six years. The appointee, Horace Jewett (1834-1897), served throughout the Civil War and was actively engaged in the Indian Wars, before retiring as Commander of the 21st Infantry.

With 1988 Kenneth Laurence certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,300
Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2385, Civil War Postal HistoryAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Signature "A Lincoln" with note in his hand "Let this man be discharged" and dated in his hand "Jan. 4, 1865", on part of folded letter, part of inside is readable and includes "To the Surgeon in Charge, Washington D.C." contents reads "Sir, We the undersigned do hereby...that Mr. Eli See a resident of this...now in the service as private and...laying sick in the above named hosp(ital)..." light file fold thru signature

VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S SIGNATURE WITH HIS NOTE INSTRUCTING SOMEONE TO BE DISCARGED FROM THE MILITARY ON WHAT APPEARS TO BE PART OF A DOCUMENT APPEALING FOR THE DISCHARGE. AN EXCELLENT CIVIL WAR ARTIFACT.

By January 1865 the war was moving towards its conclusion; Savannah had fallen on Dec. 21, 1864 and eight days after this was signed Francis P. Blair arrived in Richmond with a proposal for a peace conference. Certainly a time in the war when a request to discharge a soldier would have been met with a positive response.

Accompanied by small portrait of Lincoln in a frame with a 13-star cloth flag

E. 5,000-7,500
2,900
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2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 58, 1861-66 Issue, including Lincoln-Related, Sanitary Fair and Adams Express, The only known Lincoln campaign cover actually signed by Abraham Lincoln--it is difficult to imagine a more historic presidential campaign cover

DESCRIPTION

Abraham Lincoln, autograph five-line signed referral:Surgeon General..Appt. Submitted to Sec. of War. A. Lincoln, July 25, 1864 Boldly and clearly written by Lincoln on white envelope addressed to “His Excellency, President Lincoln, Washington,” purple seven-line Lincoln-Johnson 1864 Campaign corner card in frame at upper left, “Key Note --‘UNION & LIBERTY’”, “UNION PARTY PLATFORM” text on all four backflaps, Lyon & Whittemore imprint on bottom flap, hand-delivered to the White House without entering the mails, neat red docketing

PROVENANCE

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 5/5/1995, Sale 766A, lot 1639, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* Dr. James W. Milgram, Abraham Lincoln Illustrated Envelopes and Letter Paper 1860-1865, design AL-161

CERTIFICATION

* Charles Hamilton (3/9/1995 letter of authentication)

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/58.pdf

E. 10,000-15,000
0
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2017-12-12
Stampless Stories: A Postal History of America
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Sale Number 1171, Lot Number 71, Great AmericansAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Folded letter addressed to Lincoln as President datelined “Amsterdam August 30, 1861”, written by Francis William Nix who details his 27 years of military service in Europe and asks for the opportunity to volunteer in the war against slavery, red Amsterdam and London transits, New York 21c debit marking, “Franco” framed handstamp and manuscript “Paid”, slightly worn file folds, still Very Fine, interesting letter, ex Vogel

E. 750-1,000
500
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2904, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary FairAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Folded letter addressed to Lincoln as President datelined "Amsterdam August 30, 1861", written by Francis William Nix who details his 27 years of military service in Europe and asks for the opportunity to volunteer in the war against slavery, red Amsterdam and London transits, New York 21c debit marking, manuscript "Paid" at left, some wear, still Very Fine, interesting letter, ex Vogel

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2905, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary FairAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Cover addressed to "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois" with Lincoln-Hamlin beardless Lincoln railsplitter campaign design, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by grid cancel, "New-York Nov. 28" (1860) circular datestamp, docketed "answered" (secretarial), some edgewear, stains at left

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF A BEARDLESS LINCOLN RAILSPLITTER CAMPAIGN ENVELOPE ADDRESSED TO LINCOLN IN SPRINGFIELD AFTER HIS WIN IN THE 1860 ELECTION.

After leaving the campaign trail, Lincoln remained in Springfield during the election. This was among the mail he received before leaving for the White House. Ex Vogel.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 108A, 1861-66 IssueThe Emancipation Proclamation, The Emancipation ProclamationThe Emancipation Proclamation.

Signed “Authorized Edition” of the Document That Saved America

“All persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are and henceforward shall be free.”

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Document Signed as President, “Authorized Edition” of the Emancipation Proclamation, co-signed by William Seward as Secretary of State, and John Nicolay as Private Secretary to the President. Washington, D.C., January 1, 1863 [but printed and signed 1864]. one page, 17-1/4x 21-3/4 inches, J. Whatman watermarked paper.

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. With this Executive Order, he took a decisive stand on the most contentious issue in American history, redefined the Union’s goals and strategy, and sounded the death knell for slavery.

The text of his proclamation reveals the major issues of the Civil War: slave labor as a Confederate resource; slavery as a central war issue; the status of African Americans who escaped to Union lines; courting border states; Constitutional and popular constraints on emancipation; hopes of reunion; questions of Northern acceptance of black soldiers; and America’s place in a world moving toward abolition. The President took the action, “sincerely believed to be an act of justice,” knowing that it might cost him the election.

This “Authorized Edition” was created in 1864 to aid Union troops. It was signed by Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of State William Seward, and John Nicolay, the President’s private secretary, to be sold at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair. In Lincoln’s words, the fairs raised money “to relieve and comfort our brave soldiers.”

Of only 48 copies signed by Lincoln, 26 are known to survive; nearly all are in (or are expected to be donated to) institutions.

Condition. Large, bold Abraham Lincoln signature. The signatures of William Seward and John Nicolay are fine, but as is typical, lighter than the President’s. Conservator’s condition report available on request.

Provenance. Private collection since at least the 1960s.

Follow this link to the full single-item catalogue for The Emancipation Proclamation:

http://www.siegelauctions.com/2012/1025/1025A.pdf

E. 1,800,000-2,400,000
1,850,000
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2010-10-19
The Raymond Vogel Collection, Part One
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Sale Number 995, Lot Number 2290, Covers Addressed to Famous Americans - PresidentsAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Cover addressed to "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois" with Lincoln-Hamlin beardless Lincoln railsplitter campaign design, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), straddle-pane margin at right, tied by "Newburgh N.Y. Oct. 9" (1860) circular datestamp, docketed "answered" (secretarial), some edgewear and overall soiling, barely reduced at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE CAMPAIGN COVER WITH THE BEARDLESS LINCOLN RAILSPLITTER DESIGN, ADDRESSED TO THE CANDIDATE AND FUTURE PRESIDENT IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.

This cover was received by Lincoln just weeks before he won the 1860 election, the event that catapulted the country into the Civil War.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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2010-10-19
The Raymond Vogel Collection, Part One
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Sale Number 995, Lot Number 2291, Covers Addressed to Famous Americans - PresidentsAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Cover addressed to "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois" with Lincoln-Hamlin beardless Lincoln railsplitter campaign design, 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by grid cancel, "New-York Nov. 28" (1860) circular datestamp, docketed "answered" (secretarial), some edgewear, stains at left

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF A BEARDLESS LINCOLN RAILSPLITTER CAMPAIGN ENVELOPE ADDRESSED TO LINCOLN IN SPRINGFIELD AFTER HIS WIN IN THE 1860 ELECTION.

After leaving the campaign trail, Lincoln remained in Springfield during the election. This was among the mail he received before leaving for the White House.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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2010-10-19
The Raymond Vogel Collection, Part One
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Sale Number 995, Lot Number 2292, Covers Addressed to Famous Americans - PresidentsAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Folded letter addressed to Lincoln as President datelined "Amsterdam August 30, 1861", written by Francis William Nix who details his 27 years of military service in Europe and asks for the opportunity to volunteer in the war against slavery, red Amsterdam and London transits, New York 21c debit marking, manuscript "Paid" at left, some wear, still Very Fine, interesting letter

E. 500-750
1,700
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