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    Large Collection of Postmasters General Signatures. An extensive group of approximately seventy-five documents signed by various Postmasters General. Includes autograph letters signed, typed letters signed, autograph documents signed, documents signed, signed cards, clipped signatures, and signed photographs. Material dates from 1787 to 2004 and range in size from 2.75" x .75" to 16" x 10.5".

    Included in this group are the signatures of Samuel Osgood, Timothy Pickering, Walter Q. Gresham, Return J. Meigs, William T. Barry, Amos Kendall, John Niles, Cave Johnson, Samuel D. Hubbard, Ebenezer Hazard, Jacob Collamer, Ira Kapenstein, Gideon Granger, and John Potter, among others.

    Condition: A few instances of dried adhesive residue or tape on verso indicating previous mounting. Some documents are toned, rubbed, and foxed in places. Light to moderate edgewear. Very good.

    More Information: William T. Barry DS, August 20, 1829
    Timothy Pickering ("Timothy Pickering, Sect of State") Clipped Signature
    Jacob Collamer ALS, February 7, 1835
    Charles A. Wickliffe ALS, November 28, 1863
    Francis Granger ALS, June 24, 1841
    John McLean ALS, March 27, 1848
    Horatio King ALS, March 7, 1874
    William F. Bolger Signed Card, March 15, 1978
    James F. Kelleher (Special Assistant to the Postmaster General) and Sidney W. Bishop (Deputy Postmaster General) Signed First Day of Issue, August 17, 1963
    E. T. Klassen First Day of Issue, July 28, 1972
    Robert E. Hannegan TLS, October 3, 1947
    Benjamin F. Bailar TLS, February 25, 1975
    Paul N. Carlin TLS, December 3, 1984
    Ira Kapenstein TLS, October 5, 1965
    Lawrence F. O'Brien TLS, December 2, 1965
    Samuel Osgood ALS, February 2, 1787
    Donald Dickinson Signed Card
    William F. Vilas Signed Card, November 5, 1885
    Henry C. Payne Signed Card
    Wilson S. Bissell Signed Card, March 11, 1893
    William L. Wilson ALS, January 11, 1889
    George B. Cortelyou TLS, August 26, 1901
    Frank H. Hitchcock TLS, November 25, 1910
    Robert E. Hannegan Signed Card
    Albert S. Burleson TLS, February 5, 1918
    Hubert Work TLS, May 8, 1922
    Harry S. New TLS, January 31, 1930
    John A. Gronouski TLS, December 31, 1963
    J. Edward Day Signed Photograph
    Lawrence F. O'Brien Signed Photograph
    Ebenezer Hazard ALS, February 26, 1799
    Cave Johnson ALS, February 16, 1837
    John M. Niles DS, June 30, 1840
    Amos Kendall ALS, November 13, 1837
    Return J. Meigs ALS, December 13, 1816
    William Q. Gresham Clipped Signature
    William Dennison Signature, May 18, 1865
    David M. Key Signature May 11, 1880
    Nathan K. Hall ALS, December 1, 1838
    Alexander W. Randall Signature
    James W. Marshall ALS, December 17, 1873
    Marshall Jewell ALS n.d.
    James N. Tyner Signed Card, November 8, no year
    Horace Maynard Clipped Signature
    John A. J. Creswell Signed Card
    Samuel D. Hubbard ALS, January 6, 1853
    James A. Gary Signed Card, January 16, 1897
    Will H. Hays Signed Card
    Robert J. Wynne Clipped Signature
    John A. Gronouski Signed Card
    Winton M. Blount Signed Card
    John E. Potter ALS, June 21, 2004
    James A. Farley TLS, February 13, 1942
    Gideon Granger DS, February 15, 1813
    Timothy O. Howe ALS, July 27, 1866
    John A. Farley Signature
    Preston Robert Tisch ANS, April 5, 1988
    Aaron V. Brown ALS, August 31, 1858
    Frank Hatton ALS, May 18, 1882
    James Campbell ALS, October 27, 1853
    Charles Emory Smith ALS, February 12, 1885
    Albert V. Casey ALS n.d.
    Gideon Granger Clipped Franked Signature
    Frank C. Walker Signed Card
    Jesse M. Donaldson Signed Card
    Timothy Pickering Clipped Signature
    Anthony M. Frank ALS February 26, 1988
    Wayne MacVeagh ALS, April 27, 1881 (Attorney General)
    Jesse M. Donaldson TLS, December 9, 1947
    William J. Henderson ALS, August 12, 2004
    John Wanamaker TLS, December 26, 1893
    Walter Q. Gresham LS, February 8, 1884
    Joseph Habersham ALS, February 25, 1796
    John Wanamaker LS, April 15, 1889
    W. Marvin Watson TLS, May 6, 1968
    Thomas L. James DS, April 28, 1881

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    May, 2021
    19th Wednesday
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