Sale 1251 — The John B. Field Collection of Superb United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 2-3 March, 2022
Category — Free Frank, New York Postmaster's Provisional
David Crockett. Frontiersman, Congressman from Tennessee, killed at the Battle of the Alamo, free frank "Free D. Crockett" on folded cover addressed in Crockett's hand to Henry Farnam in Concord N.H., red "City of Washington Feb. 11" circular datestamp and matching "FREE" handstamp, expert restoration does not affect frank or markings
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE CONGRESSIONAL FREE FRANK BY DAVY CROCKETT, THE LEGENDARY AMERICAN FRONTIERSMAN AND TEXAS WAR HERO WHO WAS KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO.
David "Davy" Crockett (1786-1836) represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo. This legendary American's signature is extremely scarce in any form and is of the greatest rarity as a free frank.
Ex Dr. Robertson.
New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Large margins, intense color, faint trace of red cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1994 and 2005 P.F. certificates
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New York N.Y., 5c Black, Without Signature (9X1e). Position 39, large margins, unusual vertical line of ink at left is especially noticeable at top, tied by blue penstrokes, red "New-York 5cts. 13 Aug." (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "PAID" arc on folded cover to Philadelphia, clear fingerprint at left in same ink as address, Very Fine and attractive, ex Consul Klep, with 2011 P.F. certificate
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