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Sale 660 — 1986 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 5 April, 1986

Category — Roosevelt Proof Book, Stampless Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
P
Roosevelt Small Die Proof Presentation Book, 1847-1902, 308 Small Die Proofs on Gilt Edge Thick Gray Cards in Leather Album, One of 85 Albums Prepared For Distribution in 1904 by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Very Fine, Very Few Intact Albums Exist Today

E. 35,000-40,000
32,500
2
c
Sale Number 660, Lot Number 2, Roosevelt Proof Book, Stampless CoversTh. Jefferson Pro U.S, Th. Jefferson Pro U.STh. Jefferson Pro U.S., Autograph "Free" Frank on 1806 Folded Cover to Alexandria, Va., Brown Washington City pmk. (partly over free frank), some professional cover restoration, Very Fine Appearance, Rare

E. 1,000-2,000
800
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3
c
Sale Number 660, Lot Number 3, Roosevelt Proof Book, Stampless Covers, Andrew Jackson, Autograph Free Frank on June 1833 Folded Letter written by Andrew Jackson Donelson (Jackson's nephew) to his wife Emily at "Presidents House Washington City DC", Red New Haven Ct. pmk., Fancy matching "Free" in Frame, Very Fine, Rare Improper Use of the Presidential Franking Priviledge (Donelson was Jackson's secretary from time to time during his administration, Mrs. Donelson served as White House hostess)

E. 750-1,000
625
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4
c
Sale Number 660, Lot Number 4, Roosevelt Proof Book, Stampless Covers, Balize, Bold Louisiana Territory Straight Line pmk., Dots or Dashes Before & After Name, light ms. date on July 1808 folded Letter to New Orleans headed "Chester"(?), Red New Orleans pmk. (Ornaments Above & Month Below Date), Clear "Ship." Straight Line, ms. contents partly show through, Fine & Very Rare

2,500
2,000
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5
c
Sale Number 660, Lot Number 5, Roosevelt Proof Book, Stampless CoversF* Adams * Oct 5 (Ft. Adams, Miss. Territory), Clear Straight Line pmk, F* Adams * Oct 5 (Ft. Adams, Miss. Territory), Clear Straight Line pmkF* Adams * Oct 5 (Ft. Adams, Miss. Territory), Clear Straight Line pmk. on Military Free Frank Cover to Secretary of War Dearborn, light aging along file folds, Very Fine

750
800
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6
c
Sale Number 660, Lot Number 6, Roosevelt Proof Book, Stampless Covers, Manhattan, Ohio (Michigan Territory) Clear Black Circle, ms. date & "25" rate on Nov. 1836 folded letter to Conn., Only Two Recorded, Very Fine

1,200
800
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7
c
Sale Number 660, Lot Number 7, Roosevelt Proof Book, Stampless Covers, Monterey, California Apr 17 1849, ms. pmk. & "40" rate on Remarkably Fresh Envelope to N. Y. City, Exceptionally Fine Quality, with lengthy original enclosure, Dated Four Months Before Earliest Listed in the ASCC, Rare Pre-Statehood Cover

E. 750-1,000
1,550
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8
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Sale Number 660, Lot Number 8, Roosevelt Proof Book, Stampless Covers, Natchez Sep * 7, Choice Bold Straight Line, ms. "25" rate on 1805 Folded Letter Datelined "Ellicotte Vill 29 Aug 1805", Choice Mississippi Territorial Cover

750
450
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