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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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Autographs & Free Franks

Lots 802-808

Lot 802    

Booker T. Washington, TS, autograph signature on red "Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee Institute, Alabama" letterhead paper dated September 3, 1909 reading "Dear Sir, Enclosed I send you a copy of an address made in Atlanta, Georgia, by Mr. Charles L. Coon, a Southern white man, superintendent of schools at Wilson, North Carolina, showing that the Negro pays for his own education, Yours Truly" and signed, Very Fine and interesting.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 803    

General William T. Sherman, cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Cairo, Ill. Apr 26, 1862" cds addressed in his hand to son "W. T. Sherman" in Lancaster Oh.; reduced at left and some wear; accompanied by 7.5 x 9.5" photo of the General (National Archive backstamp), F.-V.F., scarce "signature" of Sherman.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $180

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Lot 804    

George S. Patton, Jr., censor signature "Censored, G S Patton Jr, Lt Gen" on cover bearing 6¢ Transport tied by "U.S. Army Postal Service, A.P.O. 403, Nov 12, 1944" to Baltimore Md., "Hq 3d Army, A P O 403 NY" return address in his hand, Extremely Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.


This was sent during the Lorraine Campaign when the Third Army under Patton exhausted fuel supplies. Patton believed his forces were close enough to the Siegfried Line that he remarked to Bradley that with 400,000 gallons of gasoline he could be in Germany within two days. With supplies low and priority given to Montgomery until the port of Antwerp could be opened, Patton remained frustrated at the lack of progress of his forces. From November 8 to December 15, his army advanced no more than 40 miles (64 km).

Realized: $600

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Lot 805    

George Washington, free frank "President U.S." in his customary form as President on circa 1791 folded cover with Philadelphia "21/IA" Franklin mark and "Free" handstamp addressed in his hand to Edward Rutledge in Charleston S.C., docketed on reverse, intact wax seal; edge wear, Very Fine; with 2012 Spence certificate.
Estimate    $4,000 - 6,000.


Realized: $6,250

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Lot 806


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Lot 807    

John H. Glenn Jr., signature on unaddressed 4¢ Project Mercury (1193) first day cover with Artmaster cachet, Extremely Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Current Opening Bid: $110

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Lot 808    

Presidential & Statesmen Free Franks & Autographs, collection assembled in the 1930's in a scrap book with each item annotated on its own single page, including free frank covers and fronts from James Buchanan, Stephan Douglas, a rare Andrew Johnson, James A. Garfield, Lewis Morris, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore, also various typed, signed letters by Theodore Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Wendell Willkie, William H. Taft, Grover Cleveland, in addition various signatures of Calvin Coolidge, Rutherford B. Hayes, William Henry Seward, Robert Yates, a group of Confederate currency and various stampless covers, careful inspection will prove rewarding, condition varies (no photo).
Estimate    $3,000 - 5,000.

Complete Images.

Realized: $3,250

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