Thomas Jefferson's Visiting Card, Bearing His Signature in an Ornate Printed Border - A Rarity

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Thomas Jefferson's Visiting Card, Bearing His Signature in an Ornate Printed Border - A Rarity
Calling Card
2 pages | SMC 519

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      Here is the very rare calling card of “Mr. Jefferson," as he insisted on being called – and not “Mr. President.” Jefferson, in adherence to the principle of equality, eschewed the use of titles throughout his career.


      Calling Card Signed (“Mr. Jefferson”), sextodecimo; Of great rarity.

      On the verso, autograph expert Charles Hamilton has written, in pencil, his certification of authenticity.
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      Mr Jefferson

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      I certify that this is an original personally signed visiting card of Jefferson

      Charles Hamilton