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Colburn, Frank (d. 1932) Autograph Telegram, Signed.

Auction:
2611M
Lot:
930
Sold for:
$47$40

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Auction:
Discovery - 2611M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
September 13, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Colburn, Frank (d. 1932) Autograph Telegram, Signed.
Single page, framed, on Colburn's ornate Yankee Tourist stationery July 9, 1898, to his Aunt Delia in Randolph, Maine, written from Fort Baker; evenly toned, with a little water spotting, and a tear along the center fold.
Colburn posed as the Uncle Sam character for his entire adult life. During this period, the Spanish-American War, he was serving with the California Volunteers. "I am with the heavy artillery, the great big guns that send death and destruction into the ranks of our enemy."
Estimate $175-275

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Randolph, Fort Baker, Maine

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