Lot #1076
Martin Van Buren Signed Free Frank

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Estimate: $200+


Hand-addressed and free franked mailing panel, 4.25 x 3, addressed by Martin Van Buren to "Mr. Thomas D. Carpenter, 47 Wood Street, Philadelphia," and franked in the upper right, "Free, M. Van Buren." Postmarked at Kinderhook, NY, December 30, [no year]. In very good to fine condition, with closely trimmed edges and overall staining.

Provenance: from the estate of Senator Carl Levin. A lifelong Democrat, ardent advocate for civil rights, and staple of the United States Senate from 1979 to 2015, Senator Levin was also a longtime client of RR Auction. As a collector, he favored his political heroes—Harry S. Truman, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr.—as well as those figures emblematic of the American spirit, like Robert Frost, Joe Louis, and Helen Keller.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Animation
  • Dates: #649 - Ended December 07, 2022

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