Lot #185
David Crockett

Rare hand-addressed and free franked panel by Crockett, addressing the publishers of his popular autobiography
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Estimate: $10000+

Description

Rare hand-addressed and free franked panel by Crockett, addressing the publishers of his popular autobiography

Rare hand-addressed and free-franked envelope panel, 5.25 x 2.75, addressed by Crockett to his publisher, "Messrs. E. L. Cary & A. Hart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania," and franked in the upper right, "Free, D. Crockett." Nicely double-matted and framed with a portrait and nameplate to an overall size of 20.25 x 15.25. In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and soiling, and two tiny areas of paper loss.

Carey & Hart were the publishers of A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, which was released in 1834. The 'autobiography'—colorfully describing his exploits as a bear hunter, Indian fighter, and frontier politician—did much to cement his status as a folk hero. A year after its release he would lose his place in Congress and turn to Texas, where he would fall at the Alamo in 1836.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #600 - Ended January 13, 2021





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