FINE COVER WITH A BOLD THOMAS JEFFERSON FREE FRANK.
Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, the same day that fellow founding father, long-time friend and one-time political enemy, John Adams died, and 50 years to the day after the celebrated "signing" of the Declaration of Independence
VERY FINE. A PARTICULARLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON'S PRESIDENTIAL FREE FRANK. THIS IS THE MOST DESIRABLE FORM OF JEFFERSON'S FRANK.
The addressee, James Dinsmore (1771-1830) was an Irish master carpenter known for his elegant work done at Jefferson's home, Monticello. He later went on to work with James Madison on his Montpelier plantation and on several buildings for the University of Virginia, which was founded by Jefferson and opened in 1825. Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, the same day that fellow founding father, long-time friend and one-time political enemy, John Adams died, and 50 years to the day of the signing of the Declaration of Independence
FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE THOMAS JEFFERSON FREE FRANK AS SECRETARY OF STATE IN THE FIRST YEARS OF THE WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATION.
A review using Power Search failed to locate another example of Jefferson's free frank as Secretary of State or on a cover with a Franklin-style datestamp, making this a particularly early example. Jefferson served as the first United States Secretary of State, from March 22, 1790, to December 31, 1793. Francis Childs and John Swaine were prominent early printers and newspaper publishers in New York, responsible for the New York Daily Advertiser, which was the first daily newspaper in the United States as well as the bound Acts Passed at a (First) Congress of the United States of America, more popularly known as the Acts of Congress book (source: National Archives).
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL FREE FRANK OF THOMAS JEFFERSON AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
According to Wikipedia, the recipient, John Wayles Eppes, was a U.S. Representative and Senator from Virginia. He was also married to his cousin, who was Jefferson's daughter. Amongst the wedding presents received from Jefferson was the 14-year-old slave Betsy Hemings (who may have been Jefferson's illegitimate daughter).
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE THOMAS JEFFERSON FREE FRANK AS VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Remsen was a member of a prominent merchant family and served as Chief Clerk of the Patent Office until 1792.
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE THOMAS JEFFERSON FREE FRANK AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
According to Thomas Jefferson's Farm Book, John Holmes Freeman was the overseer at Monticello in 1805 and 1806.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE THOMAS JEFFERSON FREE FRANK AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
This is the most desirable form of Jefferson's free frank, because it includes the executive office designation. It is scarce in this exceptional condition.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFULLY-PRESENTED EXAMPLE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON'S FREE FRANK.
Docketing on back dates the enclosure to Aug. 13, 1820. The following lot offers the original letter.
VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY THOMAS JEFFERSON, TRANSMITTING LETTERS BOUND FOR FOREIGN DESTINATIONS.
The letter offered here was originally joined with the free-franked cover offered in the previous lot.