MastroNet August 2005
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From Abraham Lincoln's choice as commander of the Union Armies, to two-term President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) will long be remembered for his meritorious service as an American leader and statesman. Offered here is an amazing Ulysses S. Grant free frank signed during his presidential years. "Executive Mansion" is printed along the upper right of this 5-7/8" x 3-3/8" relic, with "U.S. Grant" in blue fountain pen ("perfect 10") inscribed below. The word "Secretary" has been crossed out, presumably by Grant, and the President's carefully scripted, cursive hand addresses the envelope to "C.W. Ford, Esq. U.S. Ex. Co. St. Louis Mo." (The ink has lightened to a satisfying purple hue as a result of its decades of preservation.) The splendid envelope exhibits a Washington D.C. postal cancellation, and demonstrates extremely minor surface faults and light toning; minimally EX display quality. Grant's tenure as President of the United States began in 1869 and ended in 1877. Thus, this very special signature was written sometime within that eight year span. The 18th President's beautiful and clear writing makes this remarkable piece an immensely desirable presidential collectible. LOAs from Steve Grad and John Reznikoff/PSA DNA.
Superb, Circa 1870's Ulysses S. Grant Signed Free Frank As President
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