Lot 61: Rare official White House envelope exempt from postage, 6.5 x 3.75, boldly signed in the return address area in fountain pen by Roosevelt. Addressed in type, "Arthur C. Litt, Esq., 1476 Broadway, New York, N. Y." Postmarked at Washington, October 8, 1934. Light scattered creases and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Roosevelt signed in the upper left to simply indicate his identity as the sender, and the mailing envelope required no postage. As the president did not have franking privileges, Roosevelt free franks are essentially nonexistent. Given the close resemblance of this piece to a free frank in form and function, it is of the utmost desirability to philatelic and presidential collectors alike.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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