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lot # 3289 - united states postal history Stampless Covers - Free Franks

Wednesday Dec 15, 2021 10:00 America/New_York
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James Monroe (1758-1831; 5th President of the United States), frank "Dept of State Jas Monroe" as Secretary of State on c.1816 folded cover addressed to Joel R. Poinsett, Philadelphia Pa., "Washn. City Jul 15" cds; no left flap, Very Fine and choice, ex-Richard GrahamrnIn the famous painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware", the man standing next to Washington and holding the flag is a young Lt. James Monroe.rnThe addressee, Joel Poinsett (1779-1851), was an American physician and diplomat. He was the first U.S. agent in South America, a member of the South Carolina legislature and the US House of Representatives, the first United States Minister to Mexico, a Unionist leader in South Carolina during the Nullification Crisis, Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren, and a co-founder of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science and the Useful Arts (a predecessor of the Smithsonian Institution).Sale 3054: Session 3 - United States Stamps and Covers

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