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Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — United States Postal History: Autographs and Free Franks

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1733
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1733, United States Postal History: Autographs and Free FranksJohn Quincy Adams, John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams. Free frank "J. Q. Adams" below manuscript "Registry Office" on cover front only addressed to Hebron Ct., docketing indicates contents refer to "Perry's Patent" (land patent) and sent in 1823, few edge flaws, Very Fine

E. 400-500
300
1734
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1734, United States Postal History: Autographs and Free FranksJohn C. Calhoun, John C. CalhounJohn C. Calhoun. Representative and Senator from South Carolina, defender of the South, slavery and states' rights, Secretary of War under Monroe and Vice President under Adams and Jackson, free frank "J. C. Calhoun" probably as Secretary of War on undated folded cover to Williamstown Mass., red "Washington City D.C. Feb. 27" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, light vertical file folds, Very Fine

E. 300-400
400
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1735
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1735, United States Postal History: Autographs and Free FranksHenry Clay, Henry ClayHenry Clay. ALS and free frank "Free H. Clay" on 1826 folded letter to George Waterston at the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill, red "Washn. City May 28" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, minor splitting along folds and minor soiling, Very Fine, sent while Clay was Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams

E. 200-300
350
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1736
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1736, United States Postal History: Autographs and Free FranksJefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. Free frank "Jeffer. Davis Sec. of War" on cover to Boston, neat "Washington Cy. D.C. Free Jan. 6, 1857" circular datestamp, minor cover staining, still Fine free frank of Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce

E. 500-750
850
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1737
nhbl
Franklin D. Roosevelt. Signature "Franklin D. Roosevelt" in selvage of 1-1/2c Martha Washington (805), also signed by Harold Ickes, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive item

E. 200-300
250
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1738
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1738, United States Postal History: Autographs and Free FranksWilliam Tecumseh Sherman, William Tecumseh ShermanWilliam Tecumseh Sherman. Free frank "W. T. Sherman General" on official imprint cover from "Headquarters Army of the United States Official Business" to Lancaster O., neat "Washington D.C. Free Aug. 31" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, still fresh and Very Fine, though not officially granted the free-franking privilege, a special provision must have been made for Sherman

E. 200-300
800
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1739
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1739, United States Postal History: Autographs and Free FranksWilliam Howard Taft, William Howard TaftWilliam Howard Taft. Six 1pp TLS "Wm. Taft" on Supreme Court stationery, from 1925 and 1926, contents are correspondence with a researcher, Very Fine, accompanied by cover with Supreme Court return address with 2c Washington and Special Delivery stamp

E. 300-400
350
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1740
 
Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman. Three items, incl. 3c Texas Statehood (938) signed in selvage "Harry S. Truman" and also by Harold Ickes; second item is plate block of 21 of 3c Doctor's Issue (949) signed in selvage "Harry S. Truman" and also by Maj. General Wallace Graham; last is bottom right corner margin plate block of eight of 8c Truman (1499) signed in selvage "Bess W. Truman", Very Fine, interesting group

E. 300-400
300
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1741
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1741, United States Postal History: Autographs and Free FranksJohn Tyler, John TylerJohn Tyler. Four free franks as ex-President "J. Tyler" on blue covers addressed to his brother in law Col. David Gardiner in San Diego Cal., each used from New York, incl. one with 40c integral-rate circular datestamp with rate crossed out and redirected back to New York, another with red oval "Not Paid" handstamp, overall Fine-Very Fine and diverse group

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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1742
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1742, United States Postal History: Autographs and Free FranksDaniel Webster, Daniel WebsterDaniel Webster. Free frank as U.S. Senator "Danl. Webster U.S. Senate" on home made cover addressed to William Seaver in Batavia N.Y., red "Washington D.C. Free 14 Mar." circular datestamp, Very Fine, accompanied by 1847 note from recipient giving the signed cover to his son

E. 300-400
375
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1743
c
Presidential Franks. Group of items including two William McKinley signatures as governor along with signed letter from McKinley political advisor and U.S. Senator Mark Hanna, Dwight Eisenhower (likely autopen) on White House card, Harry Truman post-presidency, also George H.W. Bush inauguration day signature with accompanying letter of provenance from House Speaker Tip O'Neill, finally mourning cover signed by James Garfield widow Lucretia Garfield, Very Fine group

E. 400-500
450
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