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Sale 954 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 April, 2008

Category — Free Franks and Autographs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3001
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3001, Free Franks and AutographsGeorge Washington, George WashingtonGeorge Washington. Free frank "President U.S." as President on large-size folded cover to "Messrs. David Hodges, Benjamin Hunting, Abraham Miller, Jared London, David Warner, Nicoll Floyd and John Howard, Suffolk County, New-York", brownish "8/SE" (Sep. 8) Franklin mark and "Free" handstamp, slightly toned, some wear along folds, otherwise Fine, accompanied by typed transcript of the 1795 letter which was originally sent with this cover, regarding the treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
3002
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3002, Free Franks and AutographsJames Monroe, James MonroeJames Monroe. Free frank "Jas. Monroe" as Secretary of State under Madison on 1817 folded letter to Collector of Customs in Petersburg Va., brownish "Washn. City Feb. 10" circular datestamp and matching "Free", minor stain at upper left, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
650
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3003
 
James Monroe. Signature as President on part-printed document dated May 10, 1820 and appointing Lloyd Newell as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy, usual light file folds, Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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3004
c
John Quincy Adams. Free frank "J.Q. Adams" in his infirm hand on folded cover to Chandler Price in Philadelphia, red "Washn. City Apr. 24" circular datestamp, 1823 usage, beautifully matted and framed with portrait of Adams and also with brass plaque detailing some of his major accomplishments, Very Fine, a wonderful item for display

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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3005
 
Ulysses S. Grant. ALS signed "U. S. Grant" on inside of Executive Mansion stationery dated Oct. 29, 1869, content reads "Unless I otherwise inform you by telegraph, I will leave Washington on Tuesday next, in the 12:30 p.m. train. The children being at school now it is not our purpose to take them with us. If Mrs. Dent goes I will probably take her husband also. Mrs. Grant's best regards to yourself and family", with original cover addressed to Philadelphia signed by secretary Babcock, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
700
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3006
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3006, Free Franks and AutographsJacqueline Kennedy, Jacqueline KennedyJacqueline Kennedy. Clear free frank in blue ink on blue cover with printed "Via Air Mail/Par Avion" addressed in her hand to "Congressman Hastings Keith, House of Representatives, Washington D.C.", neat "Hyannis Port Ma. 02647 Aug. 26 A.M. 1967" postmark, pencil docketing on back reads "I believe the question to which she referred was from Roger Hilsman", fresh and Very Fine, genuine franks applied by Jacqueline Kennedy are rare

E. 2,000-3,000
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3007
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3007, Free Franks and AutographsCaesar A. Rodney, Caesar A. RodneyCaesar A. Rodney. Nephew of signer of the Declaration of Independence of the same name, lawyer and politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and was also Attorney General of the United States, two free franks "Free C. A. Rodney Atty. Genl. U.S." on folded cover addressed in his hand, both to to George Read in New Castle Del., one with red "Washington City Mar. 2" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, 1807 receipt docketing, top panels removed, diagonal crease in address panel, second without any postmark, both appear Fine

E. 100-150
250
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3008
 
Autographs. 28, incl. envelope signed by Nixon in anticipation of future commemorative issue, signed letter from Thomas E. Dewey, authors, politicians, government officials, interesting group

E. 300-400
325
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