Lot 13: Martin Van Buren

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:42:04

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Lot 13: Full free frank as president, measuring 9.75 x 7.5 unfolded with a 5 x 3.5 center panel, addressed in another hand to "L. H. Wheeler, Mercht. Tailor, Broadway, New York," and franked in the upper right, "Free, M. Van Buren." The panel bears a 'Free' stamp and postmark of Washington, December 14, [1837]. The adjoining letter remains attached and is signed "A. Van Buren," most likely the president's eldest son, Abraham. In very good condition, with two vertical folds through the center panel (one passing through a single letter of the signature), staining to the center, and a small area of paper loss at the top from seal removal. Accompanied by a 1953 certification from the American Philatelic Society Board of Examiners. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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