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lot # 3293 - united states postal history Stampless Covers - Free Franks

Wednesday Dec 15, 2021 10:00 America/New_York
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Martin Van Buren (1782-1862; 8th President of the United States), free frank, "Department of State, M. Van Buren" cover addressed to "The Chevalier Don Francisco Pacon, Minister Resident of his Catholic Majesty, Philadelphia", red " Wash City, May 17" cds with a separate "Free" handstamp, docketing on back of the cover shows "1829", slight tear in on the seal but pristine otherwise, Very FinernMartin Van Buren was a prominent statesman during the early 19th century. He was a member of the Democratic Party and won his first seat in government in the New York Senate. He then was elected to the United States Senate in 1821. During his time in the Senate, he worked towards re-establishing the two-party system and also threw his support to Andrew Jackson. In 1829 he was elected Governor of New York but quickly resigned to accept Andrew Jackson's offer of Secretary of State. He left this position in 1831 and later joined Jackson again and became his Vice President from 1833-1837. After serving as Vice-President, he would go on to win the next presidential election. During his time as President, he quickly fell out of popularity with his constituents due to the economic panic of 1837 and the continuance of Jackson's Indian removal policies. Sale 3054: Session 3 - United States Stamps and Covers

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