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Abraham Lincoln Hand-addressed and free-franked envelope panel

04 Nov

Hand-addressed and free-franked envelope panel, 4 x 2.25, addressed by Lincoln to, “Thurlow Weed, Albany, New York,” and franked in the upper right, “A. Lincoln,” bearing a Washington, D.C. postmark (the date is indecipherable but has been erroneously penciled to read 1860). Matted and framed in a vintage presentation with a portrait engraving and medal to an overall size of 9 x 10.25. Tear to top right affecting last two letters of signature, pencil marks and highlights to postmark, and some scattered light toning and creasing, otherwise fine condition. Weed (1797–1882) was a New York political boss and organizer who, after his strong support of Lincoln in the 1860 election, lost favor with the administration after voicing opposition to the Emancipation Proclamation. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Lincoln free franks are quite rare, with only seven others having been sold by us over the past 20 years—only four of the seven were signed as president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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