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    Abraham Lincoln War Date Franked Envelope, Addressed and Initialed by Mary Todd Lincoln. This well known free frank is illustrated in Charles Hamilton's book American Autographs (Volume II, page 464). Envelope front franked by him with "A. Lincoln" at upper right; addressed by Mary Todd Lincoln to the President's tailors, "Mess Hindbaugh & Co." of Fifth Avenue, New York, initialed "M.L." by her at lower left. With a circular black "Washington D.C." postmark dated October 16, 1861. Mounted on a large 4to page with hand-lettered Lincoln biographical information. Fine. The combination of an Abraham Lincoln franked envelope addressed and initialed by Mary Lincoln makes this a rare and desirable item. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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