FIRST LADY GRACE COOLIDGE - ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES F. MARTIN - HFSID 169127
Sale Price $234.00
GRACE COOLIDGE and JAMES F. MARTIN
The former First Lady signs an envelope postmarked the year after her husband left office.
Envelope signed: "Grace Coolidge" and "James F Martin.", 6¼x3½. Registered (No. 80) Air Mail envelope with 5-cent embossed postage and 5-cent Theodore Roosevelt and 10-cent stamps affixed, postmarked Santa Claus, Indiana, December 25, 1930 twice and South Bend, Indiana, December 27, 1930 on verso. Stamps on front have been pictorially cancelled with images of Santa Claus. Typed address to a collector in South Bend, Indiana at lower right corner. On October 4, 1905, 33-year-old Calvin Coolidge and 26-year-old Grace Anna Goodhue were married in Burlington, Vermont. They had two sons: John (1906-2000) and Calvin (1908-1924). Mrs. Coolidge, who was First Lady from 1923-1929, was called Calvin Coolidge's greatest asset because of her warm, giving ways in contrast to her quiet husband. Forbidden by Coolidge to speak in public, she once answered reporters in sign language for the deaf. Her husband set her schedule and would not let her fly in a plane, bob her hair, wear short skirts or ride a horse. The White House staff called her "Sunshine". After leaving the White House, the couple retired to Northampton, Massachusetts. We were unable to positively identify James F. Martin. Worthy of further research. Lightly creased and rippled. Slightly soiled, touching Martin's signature. Lightly worn at edges and corners. Overall, fine condition.
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