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Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2128, Presidential Free FranksFranklin Pierce, Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce. Free frank "Franklin Pierce" as President on legal-size cover addressed in his hand to Philadelphia, "Washington Cy. D.C. Feb. 17" circular datestamp with integral "Free," Presidential wax seal removed from back and affixed to top left corner for display, Very Fine, although Franklin Pierce free franks are relatively common, his presidential franks are scarce and this example with the intact wax seal is outstanding

E. 500-750
850
Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 506, Presidential Free Franks & Other DocumentsFranklin Pierce, Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce. Free frank "Franklin Pierce" as President on legal-size cover addressed in his hand to Pierce Butler "For Miss Fanny Butler" in Philadelphia, "Washington City D.C. Oct. 29, 1856" circular datestamp, minor soiling at left, Very Fine, this cover is addressed to the anti-slavery wife of wealthy slave owner Pierce Butler, Fanny Butler published Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, described as "the closest, most-detailed look at plantation slavery ever recorded by a white northern abolitionist" (see www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1569.html ), Butler and his wife Fanny divorced in 1849, this communication from President Pierce must have reached her thru her ex-husband, ex Historical Society of Pennsylvania

E. 750-1,000
950
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2700, Autographs & Free Franks, Colonial, States, Waterway & ShipFranklin Pierce, Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce. Free frank "Franklin Pierce" as President on legal-size cover addressed in his hand to Pierce Butler "For Miss Fanny Butler" in Philadelphia, "Washington City D.C. Oct. 29, 1856" circular datestamp, minor soiling at left, Very Fine, this cover is addressed to the anti-slavery wife of wealthy slaveowner Pierce Butler, Fanny Butler published Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, described as "the closest, most-detailed look at plantation slavery ever recorded by a white northern abolitionist" (see www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1569.html ), Butler and his wife Fanny divorced in 1849, this communication from President Pierce must have reached her thru her ex-husband, ex Historical Society of Pennsylvania

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2010-12-13
U.S. & C.S.A. Stamps and Postal History
c
Sale Number 1002, Lot Number 3439, Presidential Free Franks & AutographsFranklin Pierce, Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce. Free frank "Free Franklin Pierce late U.S.S." after he resigned from the Senate, on 1843 folded letter to Boston, blue "Concord N.H. Sep. 24" circular datestamp with matching "Free" handstamp, contents discuss legal matters (Pierce resumed his legal practice in Concord after leaving his Senate seat), fresh and Very Fine, unusual and rare unauthorized usage, the cover should have been charged 10c postage as he was no longer in office but this was carried for free, ex Grunin and Robertson

E. 500-750
425
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2010-12-13
U.S. & C.S.A. Stamps and Postal History
c
Sale Number 1002, Lot Number 3440, Presidential Free Franks & AutographsFranklin Pierce, Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce. Free frank "Franklin Pierce" (possibly as President) on cover to Washington D.C., neat "Portsmouth N.H. Sep. 4" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, small sealed tear on backflap only, Very Fine, ex Robertson

E. 300-400
375
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2010-12-13
U.S. & C.S.A. Stamps and Postal History
c
Sale Number 1002, Lot Number 3441, Presidential Free Franks & AutographsFranklin Pierce, Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce. Free frank "Franklin Pierce" as President on legal-size cover addressed in his hand to Pierce Butler "For Miss Fanny Butler" in Philadelphia, "Washington City D.C. Oct. 29, 1856" circular datestamp, minor soiling at left, Very Fine, this cover is addressed to the anti-slavery wife of wealthy slaveowner Pierce Butler, Fanny Butler published Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, described as "the closest, most-detailed look at plantation slavery ever recorded by a white northern abolitionist" (see www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1569.html ), Butler and his wife Fanny divorced in 1849, this communication from President Pierce must have reached her thru her ex-husband, ex Historical Society of Pennsylvania

E. 500-750
1,200
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2010-12-13
U.S. & C.S.A. Stamps and Postal History
c
Sale Number 1002, Lot Number 3442, Presidential Free Franks & AutographsFranklin Pierce, Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce. Free frank "free Franklin Pierce" as ex-President on cover to Rep. James T. Hale in Washington D.C., "Concord N.H. Apr. 2" double-circle datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, Very Fine, Hale was a Representative from 1859-65 so this would have been sent during that period, ex Robertson

E. 300-400
475
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2004-11-10
The Dr. John L. Roberston Collection of U.S. Free Franks
c
Sale Number 887, Lot Number 4100, Presidents of the United StatesFranklin Pierce, Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce. Free frank "Franklin Pierce" (possibly as President) on cover to Washington D.C., neat "Portsmouth N.H. Sep. 4" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, small sealed tear on backflap only, Very Fine

E. 300-400
575
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2004-11-10
The Dr. John L. Roberston Collection of U.S. Free Franks
c
Sale Number 887, Lot Number 4101, Presidents of the United StatesFranklin Pierce, Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce. Free frank "free Franklin Pierce" as ex-President on cover to Rep. James T. Hale in Washington D.C., "Concord N.H. Apr. 2" double-circle datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, Very Fine, Hale was a Representative from 1859-65 so this would have been sent during that period

E. 300-400
575
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2004-11-10
The Dr. John L. Roberston Collection of U.S. Free Franks
c
Sale Number 887, Lot Number 4102, Presidents of the United StatesFranklin Pierce, Franklin PierceFranklin Pierce. Free frank "Free Franklin Pierce late U.S.S." after he resigned from the Senate, on 1843 folded letter to Boston, blue "Concord N.H. Sep. 24" circular datestamp with matching "Free" handstamp, contents discuss legal matters (Pierce resumed his legal practice in Concord after leaving his Senate seat), fresh and Very Fine, unusual and rare unauthorized usage, the cover should have been charged 10c postage as he was no longer in office but this was carried for free, ex Grunin

E. 500-750
800
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