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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2117, Presidential Free FranksThomas Jefferson, Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson. Free frank "free Th. Jefferson" on folded cover addressed in his hand to Mr. Edward Hall at Norfolk Va., red "Charlottesville Feb. 21" circular datestamp and additional manuscript "Free", small age spots and some wear

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

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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 502, Presidential Free Franks & Other DocumentsThomas Jefferson, Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson. Free frank "free Th. Jefferson Pr. US" as President perfectly written on folded cover addressed in his hand to James Dinsmore at Monticello, red "Washington City, Jun. 26" circular datestamp and matching "FREE" handstamp, few inconsequential small age spots but overall fully intact and very nice condition

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

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2016-05-05
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1125, Lot Number 402, Autographs and Free FranksThomas Jefferson, Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson. Light but clear free frank "Th. Jefferson" as Secretary of State with "FREE" straightline and "25/IA" (Jan. 25) Franklin mark on ca. 1791-93 folded cover addressed to Childs & Swaine, printers in New York, light central file fold and minor soiling

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).

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2010-04-28
General Foreign Stamps and Covers, U.S. Postal History
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Sale Number 987, Lot Number 2759, Presidential Free Franks and AutographsThomas Jefferson, Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson. Autograph free frank "Free Th. Jefferson Pr. U.S." as President on folded cover to "John Eppes, Bermuda Hundred, near City point", also with red "Washn. City May 13" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamps, beautifully framed and matted with engraving of Jefferson and brass plaque

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).

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2009-12-09
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2005, Presidential Free Franks and AutographsThomas Jefferson, Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson. Free frank "Free Th. Jefferson" as Vice President on folded cover addressed in his hand to Henry Remsen in New York, June 8, 1799 docketing on back, light vertical file folds and light soiling of little consequence

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.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,000
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2009-12-09
U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2006, Presidential Free Franks and AutographsThomas Jefferson, Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson. Free frank "free Th. Jefferson Pr. U.S." as President on folded cover addressed in his hand to John H. Freeman at Monticello, brownish-red "Washington City Jul. 14" circular datestamp with matching "Free" handstamp,

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.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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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
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Sale Number 887, Lot Number 4072, Presidents of the United StatesThomas Jefferson, Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson. Free frank "free Th. Jefferson Pr. U.S." as President on folded cover addressed in his hand to William Woodward in Philadelphia, bold strike of brownish "Washn. City Mar. 9" circular datestamp with matching "Free" handstamp, vertical file fold thru signature (but not affecting its clarity)

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.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,750
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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
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Sale Number 887, Lot Number 4073, Presidents of the United StatesThomas Jefferson, Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson. Free frank "free Th. Jefferson" as ex-President on folded cover addressed in his hand to D.K. Minor in Richmond Vt., red "Char. V. SEP 5" circular datestamp, also clear strike of "Dead Letter G.P. Office" handstamp, light vertical file fold and some minor wear, Very Fine, scarce free frank

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2003-05-31
2003 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 203, Free Franks and AutographsThomas Jefferson, Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson. Bold "Free Th. Jefferson" free frank as ex-President on 1820 folded cover from Monticello, addressed in his hand to David Gelstone in New York, neat strike of red "CHARLOTville Aug 17" datestamp, ms. "Free" at top right, few light file folds, expertly silked, mounted in beautiful gold frame with picture of Jefferson

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.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,750
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2003-05-31
2003 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 204, Free Franks and AutographsThomas Jefferson, Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson. Autograph letter signed "Th. Jefferson" as ex-President, datelined "Monticello Aug. 13 20", contents reads: "I am obliged to renew my annual tax on your goodness by asking the favor of your procuring a passage for the inclosed letters to their address. The commerce of New York, is so much more extensive than from any other port of the U.S. as to give it a great preference for the conveyance of foreign letters, and it is this circumstance which brings on you the present for which I can offer but the poor tribute of my thankfulness, esteem & respect", notation at bottom indicates letters for Thomas Appleton (Consul at Leghorn) and Joshua Dadger (Consul at Marseilles) were enclosed, attractively framed with portrait of Jefferson and with printed illustration of steamship and sailing vessel

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.

E. 12,000-15,000
12,000
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