Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — Free Franks and Autographs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
c
Sale 933, Lot 1, Free Franks and AutographsAbraham Lincoln. Free frank "A. Lincoln" as President on legal-size "From the President of the United States" imprint cover to Springfield Ill., imprint with "Priv. Sec." crossed out in Lincoln's hand, addressed to Mrs. James Sprigg and with first name changed to John, addressed in Mary Todd Lincoln's hand with "Mrs. Lincoln" at bottom left also in her hand, bold "Washington D.C. May 17, 1862" double-circle datestamp, slightly reduced at right, some overall soiling and wear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ABRAHAM LINCOLN FREE FRANK, WHICH ALSO BEARS THE WRITING AND SIGNATURE OF HIS WIFE, MARY TODD LINCOLN. A MARVELOUS SHOWPIECE.

With 2006 P.S.A. certificate of authenticity.

E. 15,000-20,000
0
2
 
Sale 933, Lot 2, Free Franks and Autographs[Abraham Lincoln]. Legal-size yellow cover front only addressed to "His Excellency/Abraham Lincoln, Pres. U.S., Washington D.C.", neat "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 14, 1862" double-circle datestamp and "Free" handstamp, docketing at left reads "West Point Cadetship of Stephens James Stephens of Oregon" in two different inks, Fine

E. 300-400
375
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3
c
Sale 933, Lot 3, Free Franks and Autographs[Andrew Johnson]. Seven entires addressed to Johnson, sent to him either as Governor of Tennessee or ex President, all with his docketing at left, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
0
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4
c
Sale 933, Lot 4, Free Franks and Autographs[James A. Garfield]. Two covers addressed to Garfield, one as professor and one as Brigadier General, both docketed in his hand at left incl. one initialled "J.A.G.", few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
0
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5
c
Sale 933, Lot 5, Free Franks and AutographsFranklin D. Roosevelt. Autograph signature at top left of cover bearing 10c Air Post (C10) tied by "Houston Texas Jun. 26, 1928" postmark to Atlanta Ga., typed "First Day, Democratic Convention" at left, receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, the convention was held in Houston from June 26 thru 28 and resulted in the nomination of Alfred E. Smith for president, the Republican candidate (Hoover) went on to win the election, Roosevelt was nominated at the 1932 convention

E. 150-200
100
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6
c
Sale 933, Lot 6, Free Franks and Autographs[Pope Pius X]. Cover and postal card addressed to the Pope in Rome, the cover with 5c and 10c 1902 Issue sent from Choctaw which went thru the mails, the card has an insane message and may not have been mailed, some wear, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
170
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7
c
Baseball-Related Autographed Covers. Eight, each with 1939 3c Baseball stamp (half with blocks of four), incl. one signed by both Joe Gordon and Joe DiMaggio, one by Lefty Grove, one by Bill Rogell, three with ten signatures on each incl. Mike Menosky, Fuller, and other assorted, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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8
 
Photographs. Small group of mostly signed photographs or photos accompanied by signatures, incl. Hornaday (founder of National Zoo), Henry Fairfield Osborn (2), General George E. Armstrong, Gen. Hodges, few others incl. two signed from American Museum field parties, few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 100-150
70
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9
 
[Korean War]. 9 gelatin silver prints of Douglas MacArthur and others, each 13-7/8 x 11 in., labels on back with typed descriptions and various photo credits, as prepared by the Defense Dept., 1950

E. 200-300
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10
 
[Movie Stills]. 1920s-1930s Collection of 68 different, from "The Taming of the Shrew," "As You Like It," "A Midsummer's Night Dream," and "Romeo & Juliet," shots of Fairbanks, Olivier, Cagney, etc., each with typed caption, cast listings, etc., Very Fine

E. 300-400
140
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