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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Famous Americans

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
608
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 608, Famous AmericansJames Breckinridge, James BreckinridgeJames Breckinridge. Free frank and ALS datelined "Washington Dec. 17, 1809", legal contents, to Hudson N.Y., trivial wear, Very Fine

E. 100-150
50
609
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 609, Famous AmericansAaron Burr, Aaron BurrAaron Burr. Free frank "A. Burr" on folded cover to William Biddle in Philadelphia, red "Washn. City Feb. 14" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, 1803 written in pencil on back, franked while Vice President under Jefferson and one year before his historic duel with Alexander Hamilton, Extremely Fine

E. 750-1,000
475
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610
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 610, Famous AmericansAaron Burr, Aaron BurrAaron Burr. Free frank "A. Burr" on folded cover to New York, neat "Washn. City Mar. 17" and "Free" handstamps, 1802 docketing on back, franked while Vice President under Jefferson and two years before his duel with Hamilton, vertical file fold affects free frank, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
425
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611
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 611, Famous AmericansAaron Burr, Aaron BurrAaron Burr. Free frank "A. Burr" on folded cover to New Haven Conn., red "New-York Jun. 2" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, cover defective but signature clearly legible, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
190
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612
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 612, Famous AmericansJohn C. Calhoun, John C. CalhounJohn C. Calhoun. Free frank as Secretary of War "J C Calhoun" on 1822 folded letter to Baltimore Md. and forwarded to Pikesville Md., light strike of red Washington circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, faint vertical file folds, Very Fine, accompanied by picture

E. 300-400
400
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613
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 613, Famous AmericansHenry Clay, Henry ClayHenry Clay. Free frank "Free H. Clay" on 1817 folded cover to Philadelphia, neat "Washn. City Mar. 31" circular datestamp with "Free" handstamp, light file folds incl. one affecting free frank, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
125
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614
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 614, Famous AmericansHenry Clay, Henry ClayHenry Clay. Three free franks as U.S. Senator from Lexington Ky., two folded covers, two with green "HC" wax seal on back (one mostly intact), Very Fine

E. 300-400
425
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615
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 615, Famous AmericansSchuyler Colfax, Schuyler ColfaxSchuyler Colfax. Free frank "Free Schuyler Colfax Speaker H. Reps." as Speaker of the House on all-over illustrated Patriotic cover with House of Representatives design, to New York City, intact House of Representatives red wax seal on back, Very Fine free frank from Grant's future Vice President

E. 150-200
160
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616
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 616, Famous AmericansHenry Dearborn, Henry DearbornHenry Dearborn. Free frank on signed folded letter datelined "War Department May 31, 1802" to Philadelphia, red "Washn. City May 31" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, few light file folds, Very Fine

E. 200-300
125
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617
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 617, Famous AmericansJames Dixon, James DixonJames Dixon. Four covers each with his free frank as Senator from Conn., each with different circular datestamp, Fine-Very Fine

E. 100-150
50
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618
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 618, Famous AmericansGabriel Duvall, Gabriel DuvallGabriel Duvall. Free frank on signed folded letter datelined "Treasury Department Comptroller's Office, 6th January 1807" to Penobscott Mass., red Washington circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, some slight wear, Very Fine

E. 100-150
50
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619
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 619, Famous AmericansJames B. McKean, James B. McKeanJames B. McKean. Free frank "Jas. B. McKean MC" on blue-gray House of Representatives Patriotic cover to Charlton N.Y., with original illustrated enclosure, bold "Washington D.C. Feb. 8, 1862" circular datestamp, barely reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 150-200
60
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620
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 620, Famous AmericansRobert Kennedy and Mahammad Ayub Khan, Robert Kennedy and Mahammad Ayub KhanRobert Kennedy and Mahammad Ayub Khan. Cover with 4c SEATO stamp tied by "Washington D.C. Jul. 11, 1961" pmk. and with colorful commemorative design at left and numbered "548", signed at bottom by Kennedy and the President of Pakistan and dated "29.4.68" by Khan, Very Fine

E. 150-200
0
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621
 
George S. Patton, Jr. Sep. 1909 5pp autograph letter signed, to his mother after recent graduation from West Point, contents read in part "...Rumbaugh broke the long silence by saying what I was thinking -- I wish to hell I was a plebe and that some one would think for me.", early Patton letter

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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622
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 622, Famous AmericansTimothy Pickering, Timothy PickeringTimothy Pickering. Free frank on ALS datelined "Philadelphia Aug. 12, 1797" as Secretary of State, to Farmington Conn., contents concern loan of a cannon to serve as a model, fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
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623
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 623, Famous AmericansJohn Rogers, John RogersJohn Rogers. Free frank and ALS datelined "Navy Comm. Office, 27th January 1836", to Philadelphia, red Washington circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, contents discuss how to ship whiskey contracts in casks, fresh and Very Fine

E. 100-150
55
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624
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Sale Number 875, Lot Number 624, Famous AmericansEdwin M. Stanton, Edwin M. StantonEdwin M. Stanton. Free frank as Secretary of War "Edwin M. Stanton" on War Dept. Official Business cover to Hon. Edward Pierrepont in New York City, neat "Washington D.C. Free Aug. 16" double-circle datestamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
270
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625
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 625, Famous AmericansThaddeus Stevens, Thaddeus StevensThaddeus Stevens. Free franked cover and enclosed ALS dated "Washington Feb. 22, 1852", cover to Penn., Very Fine, accompanied by engraved portrait

E. 100-150
95
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626
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 626, Famous AmericansJohn Sullivan, John SullivanJohn Sullivan. ALS datelined "Durham Decemr. 10th 1789" to Rev. John Sergeant at Stockbridge, contents discuss property certificate, neat "Portsmouth December 18, 1789" two-line straightline handstamp and ms. "1.8" rate, some wear, Very Fine usage as Governor of New Hampshire

E. 400-500
300
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627
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 627, Famous AmericansDaniel Webster, Daniel WebsterDaniel Webster. Free frank "Danl. Webster U.S. Senate" as Senator on folded cover to New Bedford Mass., red "Washington City D.C. Mar. 6" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
90
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628
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 628, Famous AmericansGideon Welles, Gideon WellesGideon Welles. Free frank and 3pp ALS as Postmaster of Hartford Conn., datelined "Lewistown 14th June 1837" to his brother Thaddeus Welles in Glastonbury Conn., Lewistown circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, business contents, some slight toning, Very Fine, he later became Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln

E. 200-300
80
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