MastroNet August 2005
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Andrew Jackson knew how to frank an envelope. Here, his sensational signature spans the entire width of this 3" x 5" item, which is then addressed in Jackson's own hand to his Postmaster General Amos Kendall in Washington, D.C. The Nashville postmark is dated March 20, presumably during the 1835-1837 period that Kendall served in Jackson's cabinet. When unfolded to its full 8" x 7-1/4" dimensions, the envelope reveals a partial Jackson ALS on the inside that reads, "I would be happy to hear how your health is and that of your family. My whole household unites with me in best wishes for your health, happiness, & that of your family - and believe me your friend, sincerely, Andrew Jackson." One side of the page has been removed, resulting in the missing portion of Jackson's letter, however the address panel is unaffected. All handwriting and both full-name signatures grade "10". Condition is EX/MT. LOAs from Steve Grad and John Reznikoff/PSA DNA.
Andrew Jackson Free Frank and ALS as President
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