Stampless Covers - Free Franks

Sale #3042 - United States Postal History
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    “Free E. S. Zevely PM,” free frank on elaborate red corner card cover for his engraving, designs and stamps, addressed to his unmarried sister Sophia in Salem N.C. (probably the person who wrote "Nov. 23" at top left), Very Fine, a beautiful illustrated cover from the premier 19th Century manufacturer of postal markingsrnDr. James Milgram's article in Chronicle 210 (May 2006) mentions this cover (pp. 112-113): "Zevely also created a wood-engraved comer card for himself. This doubled as a postmark and can thus be considered as one of the few printed postmarks of the stampless period...An example without postmarks, but franked by Zevely, bears manuscript 'Nov 23' dating, maybe by the recipient, his sister..."
    Start Price : 700.00 USD
    Current Opening : 700.00 USD
    Hammer price : 725.00 USD
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