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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 2127, Presidential Free FranksZachary Taylor, Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor. Bold "Z. Taylor" free frank as President on cover addressed in another hand to Bayou Sara, Louisiana, red "Washington, D.C. Feb 4" (1850) circular datestamp with attached "Free", also additional manuscript "Free", fresh and Extremely Fine, Zachary Taylor free franks are generally available from his time in service as a general, but his presidential free franks are rare, owing to the fact that he died only 16 months after assuming office

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
Autographs and Ephemera
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 503, Presidential Free Franks & Other DocumentsMagnetic Telegraph Co., Vice President Millard Fillmore to President Zachary Taylor, Magnetic Telegraph Co., Vice President Millard Fillmore to President Zachary TaylorMagnetic Telegraph Co., Vice President Millard Fillmore to President Zachary Taylor. President Taylor's autograph initialed endorsement "Referred to Mr. Meredith to be acted on as he may think best. Respectfully Z.T." on buff cover addressed to "The President", circular bronze on black glazed seal of "Magnetic Telegraph Company/Office/Cor. Louisiana/avanue [sic] & Six St./Washington", with original enclosure on printed New York & Washington Telegraph form, received at Washington D.C. office, datelined "Buffalo May 23d 1849" from Vice President Fillmore to President Taylor, expressing his surprise at the appointment of a collector and using influence to have the appointment withdrawn until Fillmore's colleagues reach the capital, Fillmore's name is written in the telegraph operator's hand at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING PRESIDENTIAL AUTOGRAPH ON A MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH COMPANY COVER DURING THE EARLIEST YEARS OF THE TELEGRAPH.

Zachary Taylor died only two years after assuming office. His presidential documents are scarce in any form. This telegraph related use, from Vice President and future President Millard Fillmore, is an outstanding combination of American history and telegraph postal history.

Ex Born. With 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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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 67, Great AmericansZachary Taylor, Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor. Endorsed “Z. Taylor Bt. Br. Genl. U.S.A.” on legal-size folded cover to the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army in Washington D.C., docketed at left “Rec’d. July 2nd. 1844 and laid before the Sec. of War July 2nd 1844”, faint horizontal file fold away from signature, Very Fine, General Taylor did not have franking privileges at this time, this was sent free under the privilege of the recipient, “Old Rough & Ready” is the only presidential candidate to appear on a stamp (Bouton’s Post in New York City), ex Dr. Robertson

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2014-10-21
The William Fekete Collection
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 300, Stampless CoversZachary Taylor, Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor. Autograph free frank "On Service, Z. Taylor Majr. 3rd Infy." on July 29, 1817 folded letter to General Macomb in Detroit Mich., endorsed "politeness of Capt. Krath" at lower left, contents incl. "frivolous complaints relating to the order for Christian to appear in person...", some splitting along folds expertly restored and gently cleaned, Very Fine, an outstanding early career Zachary Taylor free frank, accompanied by a July 9, 1850 broadside announcing the death of President Taylor

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2014-06-26
2014 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1005, Autographs, Free Franks, Presidential Related, StamplessZachary Taylor, Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor. Free frank "Z. Taylor" as President on cover to "Messrs. Gould Kendall & Lincoln, Publishers, Boston Mass.", the "Free" and address are in the hand of his secretary and soon-to-be-in-law Lt. Col. Bliss, red "Free Washington D.C. Mar. 4" (1850) circular datestamp, missing most of top flap but with intact red wax seal with "WWSB" initials, Very Fine, this must have been used in 1850 as Taylor assumed office March 5, 1849 and passed away July 9, 1850

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2012-04-24
The Harvey Mirsky Collection of the United States 1847 Issue
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Sale Number 1023, Lot Number 2003, Presidential Free Franks Related to 1847 IssueZachary Taylor, Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor. Free frank "Z. Taylor" as President on cover addressed in his hand to Tampa Fla., red "Free/Washington D.C. Nov. 8" (1849) circular datestamp, Nov. 23 receipt docketing at bottom, slight smudge in "Z" of signature and minor corner wear, Very Fine example of Taylor's scarce presidential frank, he was in office during use of the U.S. 1847 Issue and died only 16 months after his inauguration

E. 1,000-1,500
2,700
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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 2288, Covers Addressed to Famous Americans - PresidentsZachary Taylor, Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor. 1849 folded letter bearing Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (unstated value) Black on Pale Green (15L11), cut to shape and tied by 4-bar grid cancel, blue "Philada. Pa. 5 Jun. 23" integral-rate circular datestamp, addressed "To President Taylor, Washington City D.C.", fascinating letter reads "I hear you intend to appoint John Swift to some high office. Can Mr. Meredith say he ever goes to bed sober or is ever sober when he goes into the office. He has been kept mayor to the great injury of Philadelphia by the rum drinking Natives & Democrats also by the Wigs who vote for Wig right or wrong and the Wig Quakers who will not vote when John Swift is nominated.", signed by "A lady who knows him to make a bad husband", light vertical file folds, Very Fine, the local tied on cover alone catalogues $2,000.00 in Scott

E. 750-1,000
600
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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 2765, Presidential Free Franks and AutographsZachary Taylor, Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor. Autograph free frank "On Service, Z. Taylor Majr. 3rd Infy." on July 29, 1817 folded letter to General Macomb in Detroit Mich., endorsed "politeness of Capt. Krath" at lower left, contents incl. "frivolous complaints relating to the order for Christian to appear in person...", some splitting along folds expertly restored and gently cleaned, Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2006-10-17
United States Rarities
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Sale Number 920, Lot Number 4, Free FranksZachary Taylor, Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor. 2pp autograph letter signed"Z. Taylor Capt., 7th Regt. U.S. Inft", datelined "Frankfort Ky. March 28th 1813" to Adjutant General's Office in Washington D.C. reporting the necessity to leave his post in Vincennes and travel to Kentucky to appear before a military court investigating the conduct of General Hopkins, Taylor also recommends appointing additional officers in the Indiana and Illinois Territories, "Public Service" endorsement signed by Taylor, "Frankt. Ky. Mar. 27" circular datestamp and ms. "Free" (over "25" rate), minor toning, Very Fine, desirable autograph letter signed by future president Zachary Taylor while he served as superintendent of the territorial recruiting service

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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Presidential & Wives Autographs and Free Franks
2006-10-17
United States Rarities
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Sale Number 920, Lot Number 5, Free FranksZachary Taylor, Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor. Free frank "Z. Taylor" as President on fresh blue cover addressed in his hand to son-in-law Surgeon R. C. Wood U.S.N. in Baltimore, red "Free/Washington D.C. Oct. 9" (1849) circular datestamp, Extremely Fine example of Taylor's scarce presidential frank (he died two years after taking office)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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