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Sale 692 — 1988 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 23 April, 1988

Category — Free Franks

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 1, Free FranksG, GG. Washington, Autograph Free Frank as General on 1782 Folded Cover to Governor Clinton, Poughkeepsie, filing crease affecting signature, small restoration far from autograph, Attractive and Rare Example of Washington's Free Frank

E. 2,000-5,000
2,500
2
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 2, Free FranksJ, JJ. Adams "Free", Autograph Free Frank on Folded Cover from Quincy, Mass to Philadelphia, Exceptionally Fresh and Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
950
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3
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 3, Free FranksTh, ThTh. Jefferson, Autograph Presidential Free Frank on Folded Cover to N.Y., "Richd Va. Mar 9" pmk., some cover toning not affecting autograph, Scarce and Desirable

E. 750-1,000
1,350
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4
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 4, Free Franks, Free Andrew Jackson, Autograph Presidential Free Frank on Buff Folded Cover to his son A. Jackson Jr. at the Hermitage in Tenn., Red Washington pmk. and Matching Straight Line "Free" Handstamp, Entire Addresss in Jackson's Handwriting, some creasing affecting signature, Scarce and Desirable

E. 750-1,000
675
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5
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 5, Free FranksZ, ZZ. Taylor, Autograph Free Frank on Cover to N. Y., Blue Baltimore, Md. pmk., Matching Straight Line "Free" Handstamp, some light Cover toning (not affecting autograph), Autograph Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
700
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6
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 6, Free FranksJ.K, J.KJ.K. Polk, Autograph Presidential Free Frank, Red Washington D.C. pmk., on Cover to Commissioner of Patent Office, Wax Seal on Reverse, Fresh, Very Fine, Rare (Only Three Known on Full Cover)

E. 2,000-5,000
3,250
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7
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 7, Free FranksWilliam H, William HWilliam H. Harrison, Autograph Free Frank as General on 1817 Folded Cover to Hamilton, Ohio via Marietta, filing fold does not affect autograph, Very Fine, Rare (Only One Autograph as President Known)

E. 1,000-2,000
3,750
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8
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 8, Free FranksJohn F, John FJohn F. Kennedy, Autograph Signature on Cacheted Washington, D.C. Jan. 20, 1961 Inauguration Day Cover, Very Fine, Letter From President's Assistant Priscilla Wear Accompanies Replying to Collector's Request for Autograph

E. 1,000-2,000
725
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9
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 9, Free Franks, John Hancock "on Public Service", Autograph Free Frank as President of Continental Congress, on 1777 Folded Cover to "Joseph Trumbull Esq. Commissary General at Hartford", slightly toned filing fold barely affects signature, immaterial due to Great Rarity

E. 2,000-5,000
1,700
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10
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 10, Free FranksD, DD. Crockett (Famous American Frontier Folk Hero), Autograph "Free" Frank as Congressman on May 1834 Folded Cover to Philadelphia, Red "New-York" pmk. and ms. "f", insignificant cover tear at top, faint file folds in signature, otherwise Very Fine, Very Rare, written about two years before "Davy" Crockett lost his life in defense of the Alamo

E. 5,000-10,000
8,500
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