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David Crockett Free Frank

Excessively rare full free frank, measuring 9.75 x 7.75 unfolded, with an address panel of 5.5 x 3, addressed in another hand to “John Wickham Esq, Richmond Va,” and franked in the upper right, “Free, David Crockett.” A docketing notation in another hand on the lower panel reads: “David Crockett, 6th July 1829, rec’d 14th will write as requested within letter to Col. Lambert.” Vertical folds to center and left edge of address panel (signature unaffected), a tear to the upper left extending slightly into the address panel, and some mild toning, otherwise fine condition.

Pre-Bidding is January 15 – January 21. Live Bidding begins at 3 pm ET on January 22.

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Posted by on December 19, 2014 in David Crockett

 

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David Crockett Rare ink signature

Rare ink signature, “Free, D. Crockett,” on an off-white 3 x 1.25 slip clipped from a free frank. Attractively double-suede-matted and framed with images of Crockett and the Alamo, and a biographical plaque, to an overall size of 19.5 x 18. In fine condition, with an area of soiling to the upper right and an ink notation “(M. C. of Tennessee)” to the lower edge. Crockett would have had franking privileges while serving in Congress, dating this signature to one of his two terms as a Tennessee representative, which lasted from 1827–31 and 1833–35. An extremely desirable signature and must-have for any serious collection of Americana. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

 

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Posted by on November 25, 2013 in David Crockett

 

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RR Auction David Crockett Ink Signature

RR Auction David CrockettFrontiersman, politician and folk hero, he became famous for his shrewd and humorous speeches; he was killed at the Alamo. Ink signature, “David Crockett, MC,” on an off-white 2.75 x .75 slip clipped from a free frank, affixed to a slightly larger card. Beautifully triple-cloth-matted and framed with an illustration of Crockett to an overall size of 12.5 x 17.75. In fine condition, with the ‘Free’ stamp slightly affecting a portion of the signature. This is the only Crockett signature we have offered where he has added the “MC” to his name, designating himself as a member of Congress. This dates the signature to one of Crockett’s two terms as a Tennessee representative, which lasted from 1827–31 and 1833–35. An extremely desirable signature and must-have for any serious collection of Americana. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

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Posted by on December 23, 2012 in David Crockett

 

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RR Autograph Auctions David Crockett 1835 Letter

RR Autograph Auctions David Crockett

Just before fatefully leaving for Texas in 1835, Davy Crockett firmly states his political distaste: “I have announced through the news papers that I never expect to offer my name again to public office”

Frontiersman, politician and folk hero, he became famous for his shrewd and humorous speeches; he was killed at the Alamo. ALS, one page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 12.5, September 30, 1835. Letter to a group of 23 named gentlemen in reply to an invitation to a social dinner. In full: “In answer to your kind note inviting me to partake of a public dinner this day at the Planters Hotel I am compeld [sic] to accept your invitation from a sense of gratitude which I feel at all times willing to acknowledge to my old frinds & constituents.

I have anounced [sic] through the news papers that I never expect to offer my name again to the public for any office is one great reason of my acceptance of your kind offer. I hope to spend the evening in a social manner leaving politics out of the question, as I hope never again middle my former political course is known to the public and I have not changed.” The list of the recipients of this letter begins in the lower left of the letter and extends on to the reverse. Reverse of second integral page is docketed in an unknown hand, “Col. Crocket [sic] reply. Answer to an invitation to Col Crocket [sic] to a social dinner when on his way to Pontotock in 1835. Fell at the Alamo in Texas.” Page also bears a couple mathematical computations.

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