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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale - 1223

U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Goins

Free Franks and Autographs
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
8001 c ImageMartin Van Buren. Autograph free frank "Free M. Van Buren" as ex-president on cover addressed in his hand to Albany N.Y., neat "Kinderhook N.Y. Dec. 18" circular datestamp with "FREE" handstamp, few small toned spots, Very Fine, Van Buren bought a 36-room mansion at Kinderhook while president but did not move there until after his defeat in 1841 by William Henry Harrison, he died there in 1862 (Image)

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E. 200-300


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8002 c ImageJames Buchanan. Free frank "Free James Buchanan" on folded cover to Newark N.J., red "Lancaster Pa. Aug. 4" circular datestamp with matching "Free" handstamp, Very Fine, most likely sent when Buchanan was serving as a United States Senator, ex Dr. Robertson, with 2015 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 300-400


Will close during Public Auction
8003 c ImageAbraham Lincoln. Folded letter addressed to Lincoln as President datelined Amsterdam August 30, 1861”, written by Francis William Nix who details his 27 years of military service in Europe and asks for the opportunity to volunteer in the war against slavery, red Amsterdam and London transits, New York 21c debit marking, Franco” framed handstamp and manuscript Paid”, slightly worn file folds, still Very Fine, interesting letter, ex Vogel (Image)

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E. $ 300-400


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8004   ImagePresidential Widows' Free Franks. Three items, Edith Bolling Wilson free frank on mourning envelope, with matching printed enclosure acknowledging sympathy for the death of President Wilson (d. Feb. 3), Very Fine, her franking privilege took effect on Mar. 4 and this was used only eight days later, Mary Lord Harrison free frank on cover with her imprint on back to Indianapolis Ind., Lucretia K. Garfield free frank on mourning cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine group (Image)

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E. $ 150-200


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8005 c ImageTenche Cox. Member of Continental Congress (1787-88), Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1789-92), free frank "Tenche Coxe" as first commissioner of Internal Revenue on folded cover to John Henry in Baltimore, brown "FREE" and bishop's mark, Jan. 22, 1794 docketing on back, light file folds, Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 100-150


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8006 c ImageJoseph Habersham. Postmaster General during the Washington, Adams and Jefferson administrations, free frank "Free Jos. Habersham" on folded cover to Smithfield N.C., red "FREE" handstamp, Philadelphia postmark, some wear, still Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 50-75


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8007   Simon Lake. Mechanical engineer and naval architect, incl. 1p ALS on Lake Torpedo Boat Co. letterhead dated Sep. 12, 1901 writing to a Mr. G. B. Wheeler, applying for the position of bookkeeper, also 1915 signed check, another signed check from 1934 with his manuscript "The Lake Submarine Salvage Co." above signature, also with Lake Torpedo Boat Co. stock certificate from 1920, last item is postcard with view of one of his submarines, Very Fine, an excellent holding from one of the fathers of the modern submarine

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E. $ 100-150


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8008 c ImageHenry Cabot Lodge. Senator from Massachusetts, signature at bottom of TLS on U.S. Senate stationery, dated March 29, 1895, marked "Personal", contents strongly condemn government action against two Japanese students who were tortured, cover with 5c Chocolate (255) tied by machine cancel and sent to England where forwarded to Naples, Italy, Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 100-150


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8009 c ImageJohn Patterson. Nicknamed "Honest John", U.S. Senator from South Carolina and businessman, joined Union forces at start of the war, free frank " John Patterson U.S.S." on "Our Country and its Defenders" Patriotic cover to Dublin N.H., minor soiling, Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 75-100


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8010   ImageWilliam Seward. 1pp ALS on Department of State stationery dated July 18, 1866, contents concerning Act of July 1866 establishing Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, with Department of State cover with "W. C. Hunter C.C." handstamp, Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 100-150


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8011 c ImageCharles A. Wickliffe. U.S. Representative from Kentucky, Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, 14th Governor of Kentucky, Postmaster General under President Tyler, free frank "P. of Dept. C. A. Wickliffe P.M. U.S." on 1842 folded cover to Paris, France, "6" decimes due handstamp, red French transit, Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 100-150


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