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    [Abraham Lincoln]: Presidential Secretaries Free Frank Envelopes. Pair of envelopes (6.25" x 3.5" and 6" x 3.25") both imprinted "From the President of the United States.", one bearing the franking signature of John Hay, the other of John Nicolay, both as Private Secretary to President Abraham Lincoln. Both have Washington, D.C. post marks. The Hay example has light aging and a few small ink stains. The front panel of the Nicolay example is partially detached from the rest of the envelope, but intact. Both signatures are dark. A nice set.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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