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Free Franks and Related Covers continued...

Other Historical Figures
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2943 c imageAaron Burr. Free frank "Free A. Burr" as U.S. Senator from New York on folded cover addressed in his hand to Henry Drinker in Philadelphia, faint red New York straightline and "Free" handstamps, Mar. 9, 1797 receipt docketing small stain, light vertical file fold, fresh and Very Fine (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
2944 c imageJohn C. Calhoun. Representative and Senator from North 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" as Secretary of War on undated folded cover to Callender Irvine in Philadelphia, manuscript "War Dept." endorsement, brownish "Washn. City Feb. 21" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, Very Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2945 c imageHenry Clay. Free frank "Free H. Clay" on folded cover to L. P. W. Balch in Frederick Md., red "Washington City D.C. Dec. 13" circular datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, undated, reinforced folds, Very Fine (Image) E. 150-200

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
2946 c imageCharles Dickens. Bold signature on small cover addressed in his hand to the Royal Theater in London, Great Britain 1841 1p Red tied by Maltese Cross, "Ramsgate SE 5 1842" backstamp, red receiving datestamp, Very Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2947 c imageJohn Taylor Gilman. New Hampshire delegate to Continental Congress (1782-83), Governor of New Hampshire (1794-1805 and 1813-16), free frank "J. T. Gilman" on folded cover addressed in his hand to William Irvine in Philadelphia, red "NEW YORK * August * 16" straightline, Very Fine, no yeardate indicated -- according to the ASCC the New York straightline was applied in red in 1790, but Gilman was a delegate in 1782 and 1783 when New York City was occupied by the British, so it is unclear to us when he would have had franking privileges ca. 1790 (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2948 c imageAlexander Hamilton. Free frank "A Hamilton" as Secretary of the Treasury on folded cover to James Tilton, Commissioner of Loans in Dover Del., manuscript "Treasury Department" endorsement, clear strike of "NEW-YORK OCT*10" straightline and "Free" handstamp, 1790 receipt docketing, small sealed tear at top, few smeared letters in address, still Very Fine (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2949 c imageAlexander Hamilton. Free frank "A Hamilton" as Secretary of the Treasury on folded cover to Samuel R. Gerry, Collector of Customs at Marblehead Mass., with "Treasury Departmt." endorsement and routing "Boston Mail", two strikes of "25/AP" Franklin mark and "Free" handstamp, no year date but ca. 1791, neat file folds, Extremely Fine, a choice example of Hamilton's free frank (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2950 c imageEdward Hand. Free frank "Free Edwd. Hand" on folded cover addressed in his hand to John Dickinson "in Council" at Philadelphia, no date but almost certainly war-period from Brigadier-General Hand to Dickinson as a delegate to the Continental Congress, Very Fine, (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2951 c imageEbenezer Hazard. Free frank "Free Eben Hazard" as Postmaster General on folded cover addressed in his hand to Matthew Carey in Philadelphia, lightly struck "NEW-YORK.Jan:7" straightline and "Free", 1788 receipt docketing, Very Fine, Hazard's frank is extremely scarce (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2952 c imageEbenezer Hazard. Free frank "Free Eben Hazard" as Postmaster General on folded cover addressed in his hand to Matthew Carey in Philadelphia, no postmark or docketing (pencil note "1787"), hole at center of address panel does not affect signature or address, otherwise Fine, extremely scarce (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2953 c imageJohn Jay. President of the Continental Congress (1778-79), delegate from New York (1774-77, 1778-79), Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Secretary of State under Washington, first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, free frank "John Jay" as Minister Abroad in Spain (at St. Ildefonso) on folded cover to Thomas McKean as President of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, receipt docketing "Lre. Octr 2d 1781, Excly. John Jay Esqre.", reinforced wear along folds and slight edge toning, otherwise Fine, franked by Jay while he was in Spain to negotiate a peace treaty with Great Britain (Image) E. 500-750

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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