Stampless Covers - Free Franks

Sale #3019 - Session Two - British and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
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    Henry Clay (1777-1852; Secretary of State 1825-29) ms. "H Clay" free frank on folded letter datelined "Washington, 22d November 1828" with a "WASHn CITY" Nov 22 cds and matching "FREE" handstamp, couple of vert file folds not affecting signature, Very FinernHenry Clay, Sr. was an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives, serving three different terms as Speaker of the House. He served in the JQ Adams administration as Secretary of State from 1825-29. He lost his campaigns for president in 1824, 1832 and 1844. He generally did not indicate his office when franking mail as required by regulations.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 260 USD
    Hammer price : 260 USD

    Lot# : 2488 Stampless Covers - Free Franks

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    Albert Gallatin (US Secretary of the Treasury, 1801-14), ms "Albert Gallatin" free frank signature with ms "Treasury Department" above (in a different hand) on 1808 printed notice "An act to prohibit the importation of certain Goods, Wares and Merchandise", fuzzy magenta Washington City, Mar 5 cds and matching "FREE" handstamp, the printed notice also signed by Gallatin, cover with an insignificant tiny edge break at top, Very FineVery Fine.
    Start Price : 200 USD
    Current Opening : 200 USD
    Hammer price : 220 USD
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