Sale 1224 — 2020 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30 June-1 July, 2020

Category — Abraham Lincoln

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3
c
Sale 1224, Lot 3, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Signature "A. Lincoln" as President on cover addressed in Lincoln's hand to the Honorable H. B. Anthony, U.S. Senate, Lincoln franked the envelope, but it was evidently carried by courier to Capitol Hill and has no postal markings, small erosion holes slightly affecting the "te" of "Senate"

FRESH AND VERY FINE ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED COVER, SENT AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO A SENATE ALLY IN WASHINGTON.

Henry Bowen Anthony was a prominent Whig and later Republican politician, serving as Governor of Rhode Island, U.S. Senator and Senate President pro tempore. At the time of his death in 1884, he was one of the longest serving senators in history.

With 2020 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
4,000
4
c
Sale 1224, Lot 4, Abraham Lincoln1861 French Cover Addressed to Abraham Lincoln as President-Elect. France, 1860, 80c Rose on Pinkish (20; Yvert 17B), three, tied by diamond of dots cancels on Jan. 5, 1861 cover from Marseilles, France, addressed to "Honorable Mr. Lincoln, Elected U.S. President", crayon "27" credit to U.S., carried on New York & Havre Line steamer Arago, red "New York Paid 15 Jan. 23" credit datestamp and "Am. Service" octagonal handstamp (ties left stamp), Washington D.C. Jan. 24 arrival datestamp, "Forwarded" straightline and sent with a "For 3" due notation to Springfield Ill., subject docketing at left by John Hay refers to construction of a frigate, missing backflap and some minor edge tears

VERY FINE APPEARING TRIPLE-RATE COVER FROM FRANCE TO PRESIDENT-ELECT ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

Lincoln was elected on Nov. 6, 1860, and left Springfield for Washington on Feb. 11, accompanied by his secretary, John Hay, and others. He was inaugurated as the country's sixteenth president on March 4, 1861. Between the time of his election and his inauguration, seven states would secede from the Union. As he was not yet in office when this letter was written, 3c was due for the forwarding postage to Springfield.

Ex Walske

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
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