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John Adams

Bold Adams franking signature

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Bold Adams franking signature

Franking signature, “J. Adams” (at lower left) and “Free” (at upper right) on a 5 x 3 envelope panel addressed in another hand to Justus B. Smith in Hamilton County, New York. Shadow box framed with two gold-inlaid, sterling silver portrait plate issued in a limited edition by the Franklin Mint in the early-to-mid 1970s and a small portrait, to an overall size of 35 x 18. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, bisecting vertical fold, slightly irregular edges, and several stray ink marks, one touching first letter of signature. Adams signature remains dark and clear. LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA. Oversized.

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  • Dates: #316 - Ended December 13, 2006