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Sale 100: Gems of Philately

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United States Postal History

Lot 2002    

Alexander Hamilton, 1755-1804, 1st Secretary of the Treasury 1789-95, manuscript free frank on folded letter wrapper to Bath, Mass., docketed "Apr 12 1792", handstamped "FREE" and "22 OC" bishops mark, manuscript "Treasury Department" at upper right with "Free A. Hamilton" at lower left, tiny scuff spot & trivial tear at top, Very Fine.; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

An early American leader, Hamilton served as an aide to Washington during the Revolution. He was later a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and co-wrote the Federalist papers. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, he stabilized the nation's finances. A champion of a strong central government, he died in a duel with political foe Aaron Burr.

Realized: $3,250

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