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Presidents of the United States
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2903 c imageJames Madison. Free frank "Dept. of State James Madison" as Secretary of State on folded cover addressed in his hand to Elbridge Gerry in Cambridge, brownish "Washn. City Dec. 23" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, receipt docketing "Washington Letter, James Madison Esq., 22d Decr 1801", some skillful and delicate reinforcing along file fold, Extremely Fine, a very desirable example of this Founding Father's free frank (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
2904 c imageJames Madison. Free frank "James Madison" as Secretary of State on folded cover addressed to Governor of Pennsylvania, brownish-red "Washington City Apr. 27" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, 1807 receipt docketing, toned along file folds (thru signature), otherwise Fine (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2905 c imageJames Madison. Free frank "Free James Madison" as ex-President on folded cover addressed in his hand to Nicholas Biddle in Philadelphia, no date or postal markings but clearly a late franking, tissue reinforcing along folds and splits, Very Fine (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2906 c imageJames Madison. Free frank "Free James Madison" as ex-President on folded cover addressed in his hand to Nicholas Biddle in Philadelphia, manuscript "Orange CH Va. May 6" postmark, no year date, reinforcing along folds and repaired tear at top into postmark but well clear of signature, otherwise Very Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2907 c imageJames Madison. Free frank "Free James Madison" as ex-President on folded cover addressed in his hand to Professor Dunglison at University of Virginia, no postal markings, receipt docketing "President Madison June 1831", reinforced folds, sharp file fold clear of signature, Very Fine (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2908 c imageJames Madison. Free frank "Free James Madison" as ex-President in an extremely shaky hand on front only addressed in Dolley Madison's hand to her brother-in-law Richard Cutts in Washington D.C., red "Orange-CH Va. Aug. 12" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, no year date but judging from the signature and the datestamp (ASCC start date 1835), this is a very late frank from Montpelier (ca. 1835) (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2909 c imageJames Madison. Free frank "Free James Madison" as ex-President on folded cover addressed in his hand to Roberts Vaux in Philadelphia, manuscript "Orange CH Va. Feby 23rd" postmark, no year date, large tear clear of signature, otherwise Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2910 c imageJames Monroe. Free frank "Dept. of State Jas. Monroe" as Secretary of State under Madison on folded cover addressed in his hand to Commodore Rodney in Elkridge Md., light brownish "Washn. City Dec. 4" circular datestamp and matching "Free", no year date, source notation dated 1886, small stain, otherwise Very Fine (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2911 c imageJames Monroe. Free frank "James Monroe" on folded cover addressed in his hand to Charles Ingersoll in Philadelphia, brownish "Washn. City Aug. 11" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, file fold clear of signature, Very Fine, no year date but probably a presidential frank based on datestamp type (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2912 c imageJames Monroe. Free frank "James Monroe" as ex-President on folded cover addressed in his hand to Charles Ingersoll in Philadelphia, red "New-York Jun. 13" circular datestamp and matching "Free", 1828 receipt docketing, small tear into signature, otherwise Very Fine (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2913 c imageJames Monroe. Free frank "James Monroe" as ex-President on folded cover addressed in his hand to Samuel Smith, President of the Bank of the United States, in Washington D.C., manuscript "Aldie May 6" postmark and "Free", no year date, fresh and Extremely Fine (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction

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