Lot 129: Helen Taft Typed Envelope Bearing Her Boldly Signed Free Frank

Lion Heart Autographs

October 26, 2016
New York, NY, US

More About this Item


Description: TAFT, HELEN “NELLIE” HERRON. (1861-1943). First lady of the United States from 1909-1913. Free Frank. (“Helen H. Taft Free”). 1p. 12mo. (Washington, D.C., February 17, 1941.) A typed envelope addressed to Robert A. Wilson in Baltimore. ********** Nellie Herron was the daughter of a judge whose law partner was Rutherford B. Hayes and who had been a classmate of Benjamin Harrison. Her maternal grandfather and uncle were congressmen. She married William Howard Taft in 1886 and fostered his political career, despite his preference for the legal profession. He attained increasingly important judicial appointments before becoming Governor-General of the Philippines, secretary of war and president in 1909. Despite being impaired by a stroke as first lady, Nellie started many enduring traditions including overseeing the planting of more than 3,000 cherry trees around the Capitol. In 1921, Taft was appointed to the Supreme Court and they returned to Washington where Nellie was a prominent member of society who supported numerous causes and spoke against prohibition. ********** The black ink postmark touches the first name of the signature and there is a light vertical fold; in very good condition.
Request more information

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer
Shipping: All items are shipped via FedEx at the buyers' expense. Please note that FedEx does not deliver to PO Boxes and requires a valid phone number.
Buyer's Premium
0.0%
From: To: Increment:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $100
$1,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000+ $2,000
Accepted forms of Payment: Payment in full is due upon receipt of the invoice, and no lots will be shipped before payment has been transferred to our account. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal (dlowenherz@lionheartinc.com), wire transfers, and checks drawn on American banks. We reserve the right to charge the credit card on file 4 days after invoicing if payment arrangements have not already been made.
Bidder agreement: By placing a bid you are entering a legal and binding contract. Upon placing a bid, you are promising to pay for your purchases in a timely manner according to terms of this agreement. Non-paying bidders will be added to the No Bid list. A non-payment fee will be added to your bill for Legal & Processing fees.
Shipping Terms: All items are shipped via FedEx at the buyers' expense. Please note that FedEx does not deliver to PO Boxes and requires a valid phone number.
Taxes: New York State residents are required to pay 8.875% sales tax.
View full terms and conditions