Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii
Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003
Category — Historical Documents and Free Franks
Pennsylvania and Lancaster Turnpike Stock Certificate. No. 183, dated Mar. 16, 1795, signed by William Bingham as President and Tench Francis as Secretary, issued to George Roberts, beautiful illustrated vignette of horse-drawn covered wagon approaching turnstile, two light folds, Very Fine and historical -- the Pennsylvania and Lancaster Turnpike was the country's first important turnpike and first long-distance road paved with broken stone and gravel, the certificate is also one of the earliest with an illustrated vignette -- William Bingham was one of the first American millionaires and a close friend of George Washington's
Abraham Lincoln. Bold full signature on large Presidential appointment of Elisha L. Applegate of Oregon to the post of Surveyor General of the United States for the State of Oregon, dated March 14, 1865, (less than two months before Lincoln was assassinated), also signed by Secretary of the Interior J. (John) P. Usher and with the department's embossed seal, heavily creased, but neatly mounted in attractive frame
A BEAUTIFUL DOCUMENT SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT WITH AN IMPORTANT OREGON HISTORICAL CONNECTION.
Accompanied by written guarantee from Lion Heart Autographs and information about Applegate.
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Andrew Jackson. Free frank as President "Free Andrew Jackson" on folded cover to New York, red "Washn. City Jun. 3" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, 1829 docketing on back, Very Fine, early Presidential free frank, Jackson assumed office on Mar. 4, 1829, with 1978 P.F. certificate
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Andrew Jackson. Free frank "Free Andrew Jackson" on folded cover to Maj. W.B. Campbell at Sparta Tenn., bold "Lebanon Ten. Aug. 16" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, pencil "1832" at left, slightly toned, still Very Fine
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