Lot# 3286 - Sales #3052-54

  • Lot# : 3286 Stampless Covers - Free Franks

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    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826; 3rd President of the United States), an exceptional "free Th: Jefferson" free frank as ex-President on folded letter sheet to John Vaughan in Philadelphia, Pa. addressed in his hand, clear red "Charlotville, Va., Mar 14" cds with additional manuscript "Free" at upper right, inner docketing "Jefferson Thomas, 1820, Monticello 12 Mch"; expertly restored edge tear at top, otherwise Very Fine and stunning cover sent from MonticellornThe life and times of Thomas Jefferson are well chronicled and his stature was confirmed by Pres John Kennedy in 1962 when addressing a banquet of Nobel Prize winners in the White House "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."rnThe addressee, Philadelphia merchant John Vaughan (1756-1841) was a son of Samuel Vaughan, who owned estates in the Caribbean islands. John Vaughan»s later purchase of one of Gilbert Stuart»s original portraits of George Washington gave his name to a particular type of Stuart portrait of the 1st President.
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 USD