Details For Cover ID# 16574

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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: haascovers
Added on:Jul 2, 10
Edited on:Jul 2, 10
 
Postmark: circa Aug 21, 1867
Origin: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
Destination: Bloomington, Illinois, UNITED STATES
 
Description: Chicago IL, Mary Todd Lincoln free frank as presidential widow, circa 1867, subsequently part of the Robertson collection and then the Millard Mack collection, sold by Siegel as lot 2740 in sale 987 with this description, reaching $4250:
Mary Todd Lincoln. Widow of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, free frank "Mary Lincoln" on cover addressed in her hand to David Davis in Bloomington Ill. (appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1862-1877, later U.S. Senator), bold strike of "Chicago Ill. Aug. 21" circular datestamp

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE COVER FREE FRANKED BY MARY TODD LINCOLN, WIDOW OF THE MARTYRED PRESIDENT.

In May 1865, Mary Todd Lincoln and her sons, Robert and Tad, left Washington D.C. for Chicago, where they resided until leaving for Europe in 1868. During this difficult time, Mary attempted without success to sell her clothing through merchants in New York City. The style of Chicago postmark points to a date of mailing in 1866 or 1867.

Owner's ID: MP0293
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes