Lot #34
Harry S. Truman Signed Free Frank

Rare free-franked envelope to one of his judicial appointments
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Estimate: $1500+


Rare free-franked envelope to one of his judicial appointments

Scarce authentically signed and postally used free-franked mailing envelope, 6.25 x 4.25, addressed in type to the Hon. and Mrs. David Edelstein in New York, and franked in the upper right in fountain pen, "Harry S. Truman." Postmarked at Kansas City on January 11, 1963. Enclosed is a printed card sending thanks for holiday greetings. In fine condition. While pre-printed Truman free franks exist by the thousands, very few authentically signed examples are known. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from The Philatelic Foundation. Appointed to the federal bench by President Truman in 1951, Edelstein was the last federal judge in active service to have been appointed by President Truman: his service terminated upon his death on August 19, 2000.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021

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