Lot 30: Appealing partly-printed vellum DS, signed "Millard Fillmore" as president and "Danl. Webster" as secretary of state, one page, 9.75 x 15, no date but circa 1850–1852. Unissued scallop-top ship's pass, left blank and signed in advance by President Fillmore and Secretary of State Webster. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains crisp and fully intact. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, mild toning, and a couple trivial stray ink blots. These were often left blank and signed in advance before being sent out to American ports, where they were filled out as needed. An exceptional example of this uncommon combination.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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