april 30, 2011 - Early American History Auctions

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april 30, 2011 - Early American History Auctions
Mail Bid & Internet Auction
April 30, 2011
Autographs ♦ Coins ♦ Currency ♦ Americana
Lot 157: c. 1840 Superb Ornate Hand-Painted Silk Masonic Apron with Fringe
Early American History Auctions, Inc.
Ramblings
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pushing up inflation to at least double its current level, seemed to be the correct course of action AT THIS TIME. In essence,
there would be more paper money pumped into circulation, which in theory should cause an uptick in consumer demand
and ultimately to higher employment, better housing prices, more stability in the economy… all sorts of good things for
America.
Collecting Colonial & Continental Currency tells the long term history of American Paper Money. Early American
History Auctions clients will certainly recall any number of previous “Ramblings” where I have discussed the history of Fiat
paper money. In fact, comparisons to the price of Gold and its impact on other hard assets, including Collectables has been a
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Please execute the following bids at the April 30, 2011 • Internet & Mail Bid Auction. The prices given for each lot are my limit unless an increase is specified below. I understand that you will buy
below these limits, as possible, as per the Terms of Sale. I also understand that there is a 18% Buyer’s Fee, (2%
discount for payment by check), plus shipping, that will be added to the total amount of my successful bids.
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be granted on purchases paid by cash, check or money order. I understand that full payment is due upon receipt of the sale invoice. I
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Purchaser’s Premium will be added to the price of each lot in the invoice. A two percent (2%) Purchaser’s Premium Discount will
be granted on purchases paid by cash, check or money order. I understand that full payment is due upon receipt of the sale invoice. I
understand that I am responsible for the total amount if I win all my bids.
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Autographs.................................................................................................................... 1-48
Colonial America ........................................................................................................49-58
American Revolution...................................................................................................59-75
Washington Related.....................................................................................................76-81
Post Revolutionary War to Civil War . ......................................................................82-91
Mexican-American War.............................................................................................92-101
Civil War..................................................................................................................102-113
Lincoln Related........................................................................................................114-119
Black History & Slavery..........................................................................................120-126
Decorative Arts: Paintings, Prints, Glass & Textiles...............................................127-137
Posters, Political, Silk Ribbons & Historic Flags....................................................138-154
Americana & Western Americana...........................................................................155-164
Continental & Colonial Currency, Lottery Tickets & Fiscal Paper................. 165-229
Encased Postage Stamps & Stamps..................................................................... 230-243
Fractional Currency, Obsolete Currency & Miscellaneous Currency.............. 244-261
Colonial & Washington Coinage........................................................................ 262-278
Medals & Indian Peace Medals and Tokens........................................................ 279-335
Ancient & World Coinage.................................................................................. 336-346
Miscellaneous Coinage & Related....................................................................... 347-349
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The Auction is by public mail/phone/email/internet/and/or fax. Absentee Bid
Closing Date: April 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Absentee Bids will be executed
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permitted to continue bidding until each Lot is closed on the day following.
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be reduced.
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Bidder will prevail. All Bidders agree to post-Auction corrections without protest
or negative feedback.
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all bidding disputes and shall have the right, to rescind the acceptance of any Bid
and/or place a given Lot(s) for re-Auction.
l. The Auctioneer’s decision on all Bid disputes shall be deemed to be binding and
final.
m. If there should be any Material Error in descriptions contained in the Catalog
creating a Significant difference from the value paid, a given Lot may be returned
by a successful Bidder for Review, but only if prompt written notice is first received
by EAHA not later than seventy-two (72) hours of receipt of the Lot(s) by the Bidder;
it being understood that any such Lot(s) must be received by EAHA no later than
fourteen (14) calendar days after the Auction Date and be in the same condition, in
their original, sealed Holders, as when the Lot(s) were first delivered to the Bidder;
it being further understood that late remittance(s) constitute just cause by EAHA to
revoke any return privilege(s) otherwise available.
n. Any Lot returned for Review will be at the sole expense of the Buyer, as well as
the return expense should the claim be rejected.
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using eBay acknowledge that due to the bidding process and speed of auctioneer it is
possible to be awarded a lot in error. Instances of “awarding” a lot due to missing a
bid or some other error may cause an eBay bidder to have their winning bid rescinded
by the auctioneer. In such instance, the eBay bidder will be notified of the error and
agrees that no further protest, or negative feedback will result on their behalf.
p. The Auctioneer shall timely announce the Hammer Price for each Lot sold at the
Auction.
q. EAHA reserves the right to withdraw any Lot(s) prior to the Hammer Price being
accepted by the Auctioneer.
r. N o B i d d e r s h a l l h a v e a r i g h t t o c l a i m a n y s p e c i a l
or consequential damages from EAH A for any reason whatsoever.
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All Bidder(s) in the Auction acknowledge and agree, as a
condition to the acceptance of a Bid by the Auctioneer, that:
a.
b.
4. Prices, Payment and Delivery.
All Bidder(s) in the Auction acknowledge and agree, as a
condition to the acceptance of a Bid by the Auctioneer, that:
a.
b.
Page It/he/she duly registered to Bid at the Auction having fully completed and transmitted
to EAHA the necessary Auction Bid form(s).
The invoice describing a given Lot by number shall include the Merchandise
described in the Catalog by the Cataloguer.
All payment(s) for Merchandise shall be made by check, money order, cashier’s
check, bank wire, credit card or in cash (U.S. currency only); Bidder(s) who have
not established credit with EAHA must first furnish satisfactory credit references to
EAHA and/or deposit at least twenty-five percent (25%) of their total Bid(s) for that
Auction, or such other amount(s) as EAHA may, in its sole and absolute discretion,
require before such Bid(s) will be accepted; it being understood that deposit(s)
submitted will be applied to purchases and any remaining deposit(s) will be refunded
upon clearance of funds.
b. A two percent (2%) Purchaser’s Premium Discount will be granted on purchases
paid by cash, check or money order.
c. California Sales Tax of 8.25% will be added to California residents; San Diego
County residents add 8.75%.
d. Payment shall be due immediately upon receipt of notification and payment is deemed
delinquent, and in default if not made in good funds in full within fourteen (14) days
of the Auction Date.
e. On cash transaction(s) exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000), a Treasury Form
8300 must be filed.
f. Lot(s) will not be shipped before all funds are fully received by EAHA.
g. EAHA reserves the right to extend credit and impose periodic charges on any
accounts past due.
h. The Bidder agrees to report to EAHA any damage or breakage that occurs to
Merchandise in the original Holder and packaging during shipment within 3 days
of receipt of package. The original packaging MUST be saved, complete and intact,
as required by the insuring company. Failure to meet either of these requirements
will release EAHA of any further liability or payment for such damages.
i. Successful Bidder(s) agree to pay reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred by
EAHA to collect on any past due account(s).
j.Bid(s) will not be accepted from any individual(s) under the age of eighteen (18)
years old without a parent or guardian’s written consent and express acceptance of
these General Terms and Conditions.
k. If a corporation is the Bidder, the authorized corporate representative must provide
EAHA, at the time of registration, with proof in the form of a legal document
acceptable to EAHA confirming the representative’s express authority to Bid in the
Auction for and on behalf of the corporation.
l. A shipping and handling charge will be added to each invoice to adequately package,
ship and fully insure Merchandise. Bidder may request that EAHA increase the
insured value of the purchased Merchandise above the successful Bid price for the
Merchandise purchased at Auction by making a special arrangements in writing
with EAHA, prior to shipment.
m. All Auction Lot Holders are for short term use and should be changed by the new
buyer for proper long term storage.
5. Financial Responsibility.
All Bidder(s) in the Auction acknowledge and agree, as a condition to
a.
the acceptance of a Bid by the Auctioneer, that:
In the event a successful Bidder fails to make payment when due, EAHA reserves
the right, in its sole and exclusive discretion, to rescind the sale or to resell the Lot(s)
in a commercially reasonable manner (which may include a public or private sale);
it being understood that the Bidder agrees to pay for the reasonable cost of such a
sale, together with any incidental costs of sale, attorney’s fees and costs, costs of the
Cataloguer and any other reasonable charge(s).
b. EAHA shall have the right to offset any sums due to EAHA, and to make such
offset(s) from any past, current, or future consignment(s), or purchase(s) that are in
the possession or control of EAHA.
c. EAHA shall automatically have a security interest to secure any indebtedness due
by a successful Bidder(s); it being understood that the Bidder consents to granting
EAHA the right to file a Uniform Commercial Code “Financing Statement” to secure
EAHA’s financial interest.
d. If a given invoice submitted to the successful Bidder by EAHA is not paid for in
full when due per the invoice terms, the unpaid balance shall accrue penalty interest
at the rate of one-and-one-half percent (1-1/2%) per month until fully paid; it being
understood that in such event the penalty interest rate shall exceed the interest
permitted by law.
e.Bidder agrees to pay all reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs and collection costs
incurred by EAHA in attempting to collect past due invoice(s).
f. If the successful Bidder for a given Lot(s) consists of one or more person(s) or
entit(ies), each shall be jointly and severally liable to EAHA for any payment(s) due
for Merchandise purchased.
6. Guarantees of Authenticity.
Unless otherwise indicated in the Catalog, the Merchandise offered for sale at the Auction
shall be guaranteed by EAHA to be authentic and as described in the Catalog; it being
understood that SUCH GUARANTEE SHALL BE VALID FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY
(30) CALENDAR DAYS ONLY FOLLOWING the Auction Date; it being further
understood that after thirty (30) calendar days, no purchased Merchandise can be returned
by a successful Bidder(s) under any circumstances; it being further understood that this
limited guarantee is extended only to the original Purchaser of record, and to be effective
requires the timely presentation of the original sales invoice as well as verification that the
item of Merchandise is in the same exact condition as when originally sold. After thirty
(30) calendar days, should any claim regarding authenticity of the Merchandise arise, at the
sole discretion of EAHA, EAHA may elect to assign any rights it has against the original
Consignor it may hold. It being understood and agreed that such an assignment, if granted
by EAHA, shall not be considered an obligation and EAHA shall be completely removed
from any further involvement or responsibility.
7. Descriptions and Grading.
d.
a.Bidder(s) acknowledge that all gradings of coin Merchandise sold in the Auction
have been determined by independent grading services, and/or by EAHA; it being
understood that the successful Bidder(s) acknowledge that the grading of rare coin(s) and currency is subjective and accordingly may differ among independent grading
services and among expert numismatists, and that such grading may have a material
effect on the ultimate Auction value of the coin Merchandise.
b. EAHA shall not be responsible for the grade(s) assigned by independent grading
services, and makes no warranty or representation regarding such grade(s). All third
party graded lots are sold “AS IS” and are not returnable.
c. Lot description(s) are based solely upon an examination of the coin(s), and are not
intended to describe in detail any perceived special characteristics; it being understood
that Bidder(s) acknowledge that coin grading and perception(s) are inherently
subjective.
d. EAHA does not warrant the accuracy of the description(s) and the photograph(s) and
the color of photograph(s) contained in the Catalog, and that the Bidder acknowledges
and agrees that the actual Merchandise offered for sale may vary in size and/or scale
and/or color from any photograph(s) and/or description of the Lot in the Catalog.
e. There can be no claim that any verbal description of the Merchandise, provided by EAHA
or any employee, varies and/or alters the description contained in the Catalog.
e.
8. Disclaimer and Warranties.
All Bidders in the Auction acknowledge and agree, as a condition
to the acceptance of a Bid by the Auctioneer, that:
NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS MADE OR IMPLIED ON ANY LOT IN
THE CATALOG, AND NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY LOT EXCEPT FOR A
WARRANTY OF TITLE; IT BEING UNDERSTOOD THAT ALL LOTS
OFFERED FOR SALE ARE SOLD ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND THAT THE
PURCHASER CONSEQUENTLY ASSUMES ALL RISKS CONCERNING
AND RELATED TO THE GRADING, QUALITY, DESCRIPTION,
CONDITION, AUTHENTICITY, AND PROVENANCE OF A GIVEN
LOT.
9. Waiver and Release.
All Bidders in the Auction acknowledge and agree, as a condition
to the acceptance of a Bid by the Auctioneer, that:
BIDDER EXPRESSLY WAIVES AND RELEASES, AND FOREVER
DISCHARGES EAHA FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, RIGHTS,
DEMANDS AND CAUSE(S) OF ACTIONS AND SUIT(S), OF WHATEVER
KIND OR NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIM(S)
BASED UPON AUCTIONEER’S NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER IN LAW
OR EQUITY OR WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED
OR UNSUSPECTED, WHICH BIDDER MAY CLAIM TO HAVE WITH
RESPECT TO AND/OR ARISING OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION
WITH ANY CHALLENGE TO ANY MERCHANDISE PURCHASED AT
THE AUCTION, THE AUCTION PROCEDURES, OR THE PURCHASE
OF ANY LOT(S); IT BEING THE INTENTION THAT THIS WAIVER
AND RELEASE SHALL BE EFFECTIVE AS A BAR TO EACH AND
EVERY CLAIM, DEMAND, CAUSE OF ACTION AND/OR SUIT OR
CONTROVERSY THAT MAY ARISE HEREUNDER OR BE RELATED
TO THE AUCTION
ALL BIDDER(S) BY SUBMITTING A BID IN THE AUCTION
KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVE ANY AND ALL
RIGHTS AND BENEFITS OTHERWISE CONFERRED UPON THE
BIDDER BY LAW OR BY THE PROVISION(S) OF SECTION 1542
OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE, WHICH READS IN FULL AS
FOLLOWS:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE
CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR
AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN
BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT
WITH THE DEBTOR.”
10. Disputes and Arbitration.
All Bidders in the Auction acknowledge and agree, as a condition
to the acceptance of a Bid by the Auctioneer, that:
a.
b.
c.
If a dispute arises concerning ownership of a given Lot that has been Bid upon or
concerning proceeds of any sale, EAHA reserves the right to commence a statutory
Inter-Pleader or similar proceeding at the expense of the Consignor and successful
Bidder and any other applicable party, and in such event shall be entitled to its reasonable
attorneys’ fees and costs.
Neither EAHA nor any affiliated or related company shall be responsible for incidental
or consequential damages arising out of any failure of these General Terms and
Conditions, the Auction or the conduct thereof and in no event shall such liability
exceed the Purchase Price, premium, or fees paid.
If the Bidder fails to comply with one or more of these General Terms and Conditions,
then, in addition to all other remedies which it may have at law or in equity, EAHA
may at its sole option either rescind the sale, retaining all payments made by Bidder
as liquidated damages; it being recognized that actual damages may be speculative or
difficult to compute, or sell a portion or all of the Lot(s) held by EAHA, in a quantity
sufficient in the opinion of EAHA to satisfy the indebtedness, plus all accrued charges,
and EAHA may sell such portion at an Auction or private sale conducted by EAHA
and charge a seller’s commission that is commercially reasonable. More than one such
sale may take place at the option of EAHA. Notice of the sale shall be by U.S.P.S. Mail, Return Receipt Requested to the address utilized on the Bid Sheet, Auction
Consignment and Security Agreement or other last known address by EAHA. The
proceeds shall be applied first to the satisfaction of any damages occasioned by Bidder’s
breach, then to any other indebtedness owed to EAHA, including without limitation,
commissions, handling charges, the expenses of both sales, reasonable attorneys’ fees,
costs, collection agency fees and costs and any other costs or expenses incurred.
f.
It/he/she shall be liable to EAHA if the proceeds of such sale(s) insufficient to cover
the indebtedness.
The rights granted to the Bidder(s) under the within General Terms and Conditions
are personal and apply only to the Bidder(s) who initially purchase the Lot(s) at
the Auction, and no rights may be assigned or transferred to any other person or
entity, and any attempt to assign or transfer any such rights shall be absolutely void
and unenforceable.
ANY DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE GENERAL
TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THE AUCTION OR ANY LOT, WITH
THE SOLE EXCEPTION OF ACTIONS BY EAHA TO COLLECT THE
PURCHASE PRICE AND OTHER DAMAGES, SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO
BINDING ARBITRATION WITH THE VENUE OF ALL HEARINGS TO BE
IN SAN DIEGO AND PURSUANT TO THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN
AR BITR ATION ASSOCIATION AND/OR THE PROFESSIONAL
NUMISMATICS GUILD (“PNG”) AT”EAHA’S EXCLUSIVE OPTION.
11. Miscellaneous Terms.
All Bidders in the Auction acknowledge and agree, as a condition
to the acceptance of a Bid by the Auctioneer, that:
a.
b.
c.
d.
These General Terms and Conditions and the Auction shall be construed and
enforced in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of California,
regardless of the location of the Auction.
These General Terms and Conditions, and the information on EAHA’s website,
constitute the entire Agreement between EAHA and the Bidder(s) and supersede all
other agreements, understandings, warranties and representations of and concerning
the Auction and subject matter hereof.
EAHA will not be responsible for damage due to irradiation by the U.S. Post
Office.
If any part of these General Terms and Conditions, or any term or provision of
any part is held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable by any court of competent
jurisdiction, the remaining portion(s) shall remain and be in full force and effect.
12. Definitions
a. The term “Absentee Bid” shall mean all Bids placed via mail, phone,
fax, email and website.
b. The term “Auction” shall mean an auction authorized and conducted
under the auspices of “EAHA” and under these General Terms and
Conditions.
c. The term “Auction Date” shall mean the date the Auction is
conducted.
d. The term “Auctioneer” shall mean an individual(s) duly licensed and
designated by “EAHA” to conduct the Auction.
e. The term “Bid” shall mean a bona fide Bid made by a “Bidder” which is
officially acknowledged and accepted by the Auctioneer at the Auction
on the Auction Date. f. The term “Bidder” shall mean an individual or entity that submits a
legally binding and bona fide Bid to the Auctioneer at the Auction.
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offered for sale by “Lot” at the Auction. k. The term “Description” shall mean the written remarks describing the
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Bidder(s). o. The term “Hammer Price” shall mean the successful Bid in the Auction
as determined by the Auctioneer on the Auction Date.
p. The term “Holder” shall mean the original frame, container, case or clear
plastic sleeve, labeled with the “Lot” number, in which the “Merchandise”
is delivered by the Consignor to the successful Bidder at an Auction.
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offered for sale at the Auction. r. The term “Low Estimate” shall mean the low range of the sale price that
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s. The term “Merchandise” shall mean personal property described in the
Catalog and offered for sale by Lot at the Auction.
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on the Auction Date.
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automatically charged by “EAHA” to each successful Bidder at the
Auction in a sum equal to eighteen percent (18%) of the “Hammer Price”
(or twenty-one percent (21%) of the “Hammer Price” if a given Bid is
placed through “ArtFact.com”.
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will not sell a given Lot, and/or will re-purchase on behalf of the Consignor
or EAHA.
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the Auction Date.
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Autographs
Robert Anderson “The Hero of Fort Sumter” Asks God to
Save the Union in this Very Rare War-Date Signed Letter
1 ROBERT ANDERSON (1805 - 1871). Union Commanding
Officer who Surrendered Fort Sumter to the Confederate forces
at the start of the Civil War. In recognition of his stand at that
fort, President Lincoln appointed him Brigadier General. July
11, 1861-Dated Civil War Period, Autograph Letter Signed, Robert
Anderson, 2 pages, 7” x 4.75” to a Edward M. Thomas Esq. at
Washington, DC, Very Fine. There is an old catalog description
affixed at top, not affecting any text and which appears easily
removable plus some silk prior mounting along the extreme left
edge. This letter is in solid overall condition being boldly written,
easily readable and having an impressive large full signature,
“Robert Anderson” at its conclusion. It reads, in full:
“Dear Sir: — I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of
your favor of the 4th inst. & I thank you for your kind interest it
expresses in my welfare. - My health has, I think, been already
slightly improved by my short stay here.
I shall, in compliance with your request, inclose the Autograph,
written as you suggested. - Hoping that God will so control and
direct those who are in authority that Peace and Harmony and
confidence may be restored to our beloved Union. - (Signed)
Robert Anderson”
Robert Anderson’s actions at Fort Sumter made him an immediate
national hero. He was promoted to brigadier general, effective
May 15. Anderson took the fort’s 33-star flag with him to New
York City, where he participated in a Union Square patriotic
rally that is thought to have been the largest public gathering in
North America up to that time. Anderson then went on a highlysuccessful recruiting tour of the North. His next assignment placed
him in another sensitive political position, commander of the
Department of Kentucky (subsequently renamed the Department
of the Cumberland), in a border state that had officially declared
neutrality between the warring parties. He served in that position
from May 28, 1861, until failing health required his replacement,
by Brigadier General William T. Sherman, on October 6, 1861. Therefore, any actual War-Date Signed Letter by him is extremely
rare, quite valuable and treasured by Civil War and Autograph
collectors.................................................................. (2,750-3,250)
On April 10, 1861, Brig. Gen. Pierre G. T. Beauregard, in command of the
provisional Confederate forces at Charleston, SC, demanded the surrender
of the U.S. garrison of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. The artillery
attack was commanded by Brig. Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, who had been
Anderson’s student at West Point. Garrison commander Robert Anderson
refused. On April 12, Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which
was unable to reply effectively. At 2:30 p.m., April 13, Major Anderson
surrendered Fort Sumter, evacuating the garrison on the following day.
He died in 1871 and was buried at the West Point cemetery.
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1891 “Susan B. Anthony” Signed
Autograph Letter & More
2 SUSAN B. ANTHONY (1820-1906) American Civil Rights
Leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th Century Women’s
Rights Movement to Introduce Women’s Suffrage into the
United States. April 18, 1891-Dated, Autograph Letter Signed,
“Susan B. Anthony,” at Washington, Very Fine. This original,
clearly written letter is one and one-half pages, and measures
4.5” x 8”, inviting an unnamed recipient to hear a “distinguished
English woman” speak at the Universalist Church. Her signature
is exceptionally large, measuring 4.5” long. This letter reads, in
full:
“Parlor - 59 - Ness’ House Washington - April 18/91 — My
Dear Friends,
It will - I am sure not be amiss for me to enclose Miss Johnson’s
card inviting you to meet the distinguished English Woman - Who
makes but the briefest visit to Washington. - But if you cannot call
on Judy - don’t fail to her on Monday night at the Universalist
Church - I am told there she is by far the most able & eloquent of
all the English speakers women of course! - Truly yours, - (Signed)
Susan B. Anthony”
This letter is hinged to a heavier and slightly larger paperboard
backing for a prior display and is placed along side of a black and
white print image of Anthony. In addition, also laid down onto the
flip side of this same paperboard is a Typed Letter Signed, “S. B.
Elkins,” dated August 19, 1895 at Bedford, PA. This additional
Typed letter, likely regarding his review of a manuscript regarding
Politics, addressed to Mr. Frank G. Carpenter of Washington D.C. It reads, in part:
“You will find manuscript herewith returned. As you will see, I
have made some changes in the text, particularly in speaking about
Sherman, Blaine and Grant, and the Presidential candidates. You
know, one has to be careful, and it wont do to tell all the facts for
fear of bringing on controversies...”
Stephen B. Elkins served in Andrew Johnson’s and Grant’s
administrations, he was the Secretary of War under President
Benjamin Harrison, and served in the U.S. Senate until his death
in 1911. (2 items).................................................... (1,800-2,200)
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Major General John Armstrong The “Hero of Kittanning”
Benedict Arnold III 1752 Signed Document - Father Of
The American General and Historic Traitor Settles His
Store Business & Merchandise Accounts with the Future
Governor of Connecticut “Jonathan Trumble”
4BENEDICT ARNOLD, III, The Father of American
Revolutionary War General and Famous Traitor, Benedict
Arnold V. Along with...
Jonathan Trumble, Sr. (1710-1785), (Originally spelled: Jonathan
Trumble, was later changed for an unknown reason) was one of
the few men who served as Governor in both a pre-Revolutionary
Colony and the post-Revolutionary State of Connecticut. January
31, 1752-Dated, Manuscript Document Signed, “Bened(ick)
Arnold,” 4 pages, about 8.25” x 6.25” on laid period paper, being
an accounting and payment receipt for purchased items and other
expenses on account with Jon(athan) Trumble, over two years,
from 1750 until payment in 1752, Very Fine.
3 JOHN ARMSTRONG, Sr. (1717 - 1795). The Colonial
Military “Hero of Kittanning,” Victor of the Battle near Fort
Pitt in the French and Indian Wars; Civil Engineer; Major
General in American Revolutionary War; friend of George
Washington; Continental Congressman and the Surveyor of
Carlisle, Pa. February 17, 1763, Autographed Document Signed,
“John Armstrong,” as Judge, at Carlisle, Pa, measuring 5.25” x
7.5” in Choice Extremely Fine. This rare, boldy written original
legal document reads:
“On Condition that Charles McSwain personally appear at the next
Court of Oyerinterminer, to be held at Carlisle for the County of
Cumberland there to give Evidence for ye King agst a Certain Art
Donnely, if required thereto by the Judges of said Court, and not
depart ye Court without License. - Acknowledged this 17th Day
of Feby 1763 - before John Armstrong”.
This impressive, well written and very clear document has a small,
very clean split on fold at signature repaired on verso with archival
tape, and looks excellent overall. A rare French and Indian War
era document signed by this scarce, historic American military
hero................................................................................ (400-500)
Of particular interest is a specific reference made to this account on
November 14th, “by L (pound) raisins for my son.” That reference
would have been for his son, either Joseph Trumbull (1737-1778),
first Commissary General of the Continental Army and an early
member of the Board of War, or for Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (17401809), Aide-de-camp to General George Washington from 1781
to the end of the war; Governor of Connecticut 1798-1809 at this
time receiving this special “raisin” sweet treat.
There are several lists of accounting and balances of merchandise and
transactions of the period between Arnold and Jonathan Trumble. Near the bottom of the final page is the statement, in full:
“1752 January 31st - Then Settled with Jon. Trumble & Declare
That I have Answered the Several Orders That are mentioned on
the other side & balanced his Account, & given Bread for the
Remaining Balance - As Witness my Hand - Bened Arnold”
Overall, this remarkable document is Signed by Benedict Arnold
three times within the body and the text. It is well written in rich
brown ink and very clear, being easy to read. There are folds and
some deft archival sealed fold splits and a few trivial wear holes
at the intersections. The quality, handmade “GR” and British
Crown laid period paper has held up very well. Other important
and historic names that we note being written upon this account
include; Sam(uel) Huntington and Abel Buel.
Collectors and historians can imagine how the intercourse of
commerce has brought these two important figures from early
Connecticut history together. Each of them will be part of history
in their own right. However, the acts and actions of their respective
sons will each ultimately leave their marks on the course of American
history forever!........................................................ (2,500-3,500)
General Benedict Arnold was born the last of six children to Benedict Arnold
III (1683–1761) and Hannah Waterman King in Norwich, Connecticut,
in 1741. He was named after his great-grandfather Benedict Arnold, an
early governor of the Colony of Rhode Island, and his brother Benedict
IV, who died in infancy before Benedict Arnold V was born. Only Benedict
and his sister Hannah survived to adulthood; his other siblings succumbed
to yellow fever in childhood. Through his maternal grandmother, Arnold
was a descendant of John Lothropp, an ancestor of at least four U.S.
presidents.
The Arnold family was well off until the future general’s father made
several bad business deals that plunged the family into debt, and became
an alcoholic, forcing his son to withdraw from school at 14 because the
family could not afford the expense.
His father’s alcoholism and ill-health prevented him from training Arnold
in the family mercantile business, but his mother’s family connections
secured an apprenticeship for Arnold with two of her cousins, brothers
Daniel and Joshua Lathrop, who operated a successful apothecary and
general merchandise trade in Norwich.
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5 FRED ASTAIRE & GINGER ROGERS. Pair of Signed B&W
Photographs, “Fred Astaire” in red ink on a white portion, of a
bust portrait of the older actor in formal attire, 10” x 8”, Very Fine. Plus, Signed B&W Photograph, “Blessings from Ginger Rogers”
in purple marker, 10” x 8”, Very Fine. (2 items).......... (200-250)
Page War of 1812 Robert Bowie Signed Maryland Commission
6 ROBERT BOWIE (March 1750 – January 8, 1818). 11th
Governor of the State of Maryland, from 1803 to 1806, and
from 1811 to 1812. March 16, 1812-Dated War of 1812 Period,
Partially-Printed Document Signed, “Robt. Bowie,” as Governor,
Very Fine. This is an original State of Maryland Militia Commission
made to “James Amoss, Jr., 1st Lieutenant of Captain Paca Smith’s
Troop of Horse, attached to the Seventh Regimental Cavalry...”
This impressive document measures about 9.75” x 14.5” including
its large outer margins. There is a virtually invisible fine thin
archival reinforcement strip placed along the vertical centerfold
on the blank reverse, plus some scattered minor tone. It is nicely
printed in black script text upon laid period paper that has a central
watermark “1798”, with a decorative outer border design and
completed in rich brown ink. The large bold brown signature
“Robt. Bowie” measuring a large 2.5” long at the lower right. A
rarely encountered, historic War of 1812, Robert Bowie signed
Maryland military Commission..................................... (400-500)
1848 Men Involved With
John Brown’s Harpers Ferry Raid Including
Fontaine Beckham, Harper’s Ferry Mayor Killed
8 CHARLES X (1757-1836) King of France (1824-1830). March
6, 1785-Dated Document Signed, “Charles Philippe,” 1 page, on
vellum, 15” x 12” at Versailles, in French untranslated, Very Fine. Letter of validation boldly signed as Comte d’Artois, his title before
his ascension to the throne of France. Countersigned by Oursin de
Monchevrel, Receiver General. Signature a little light but entirely
legible. Normal folds, minor toning, very small hole at bottom
margin tape repaired on verso. Accompanied by French postcard
portrait vignette. (2 items)............................................. (200-300)
As King, he attempted to restore Absolutism by dissolving the Chamber of
Deputies and terminating freedom of the press. He abdicated as a result
of the July Revolution of 1830 and later fled to England.
Page 7 (HARPER’S FERRY RAID, BY JOHN BROWN,
PARTICIPANTS FROM VIRGINIA). April 5, 1848-Dated
Pre-Civil War Era, Partially-Printed Document Signed Twice
(front and back), by Fontaine Beckham, Mayor of Harper’s Ferry
who was killed by John Brown’s men during the famous Raid on
Harpers Ferry, Also Signed on the reverse by James H. Holt, who
captured one of Brown’s men (a free black man) John L. Copeland,
during that Raid, Choice Extremely Fine. This original, historic
Document is 1 page, very boldly printed on period wove paper. It fully completed where required in easily readable, deep rich
brown ink, having excellent clear signatures, being only folded
for storage. It is a legal Court Summons of Jefferson County, VA
(now West Virginia) to bring John Brighton to court to answer for
a debt of $6.58 owed by Brighton to James H. Holt.
This official Document Signed Twice (front and back), by Fontaine
Beckham, Mayor of Harper’s Ferry, who was killed by John
Brown’s men during the raid on Harpers Ferry. It is also Signed
on the reverse by James H. Holt, who captured one of Brown’s
men (a free black man) named John L. Copeland, during that raid. It is said that Holt put a gun to Copeland’s head when captured and
he fired, but the powder was wet and the gun failed to discharge. After pistol whipping Copeland, Holt dragged him ashore and, with
others, tried to Lynch Copeland with a rope made of handkerchiefs
tied together, but was prevented from carrying it out. Copeland
was tried and hanged two months later.
Fontaine Beckham was the third of the five men killed and was the
most prominent. He was killed along the railroad, near a watering
station. Besides being Mayor at the time of the raid, he was a
County Magistrate (in which capacity he signs this document),
and a Station Agent for the B & O Railroad. Beckham’s death so
infuriated the towns people that they seized one of John Brown’s
men who had been captured, and riddled his body with bullets.
This wonderful Document is also Signed Twice on its reverse
side by George Koonce (1818-1908), who served the summons. This action indicating that he had executed the writ and that the
debt owed to Holt was being assigned to him (view vertically). Koonce also had a noted role in defending Harper’s Ferry shortly
after the Civil War broke out. On April 18, 1865, Harpers Ferry
was approached by 2,000 Virginia soldiers. The Armory was only
guarded by 42 Regular U.S. Army soldiers. Koonce responded
to a request for help by the officer and led some local militia in
stopping the larger Virginia Army at Smallwood’s Ridge, near
Bolivar. This gave time for the Union Officer to burn the arsenal
and the armory. Koonce and his men fled North and didn’t return
again to Harpers Ferry until the Union again got control of the town
in 1862. Koonce lost his home and his business as a result of his
involvement in the April 1861 fight. After returning, he operated
a general store in Harper’s Ferry with a Mr. Horner from 1863
to 1864. Following the war, Koonce served as a Member of the
West Virginia House of Delegates (1865-1867) and a Member of
the West Virginia Senate (1870-1871).
A truly remarkable and unique document that would fit into any
better collection of John Brown, Harper’s Ferry Raid, Abolition,
Black History or Civil War signed documents........ (1,200-1,800)
Historic “CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES”
9 (CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES). c. 1810-40
Early 19th Century, Presentation Decorative Printed Broadside
headed, “CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES - Adopted
1788,” 1 page, measuring about 29” x 21.5” laid onto linen and
attached to a wooden top and bottom turned end scroll for display,
Very Fine. This original Broadside of the Constitution was meant
to be hung on display, no date, no place or printer. It is printed upon
heavy wove period paper, laid onto a silk or fine linen backing,
which is also brought forth onto the front right and left edges then
hand-stitched as long-term added support and edge protection. The
top and bottom wooden pieces are glossy golden in color having
ornate turned end caps at the bottom.
This decorative Broadside is in whole and solid condition having
some expected surface wear and apparently has been rolled and
displayed a number of times. There is some minor internal scattered
wrinkling and deft sealed splits to the heavy rag wove paper, and
much of the protective hand-stitched edge silk has frayed along the
edges, not affecting the document. At the bottom of the printed
text an early, period notation reads, “Presented to Mr. Aaron Morse
by his Brother Joshua Morse.”
There are several highly ornate outer decorative devices used in
combination to form an outer border, within are two tall supporting
decorative Greek style columns. In a large rectangular central box
above the text is a wonderful American Eagle measuring 7.75”
from wind tip to wind tip, with “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” between. Below, is the text of the Constitution, inclusive of Articles I
through XII and stating “Ratified 1789 - 1804”. We have seen
similar design styles of printed items as found in the Smithsonian
Institution collection as illustrated in “Threads of History.” This
Broadside is Not Listed in “Threads” and we have not seen or
know of any other copy.
An original printed draft copy of the four-page newspaper printed
document went on the block on Nov. 19, 2005 at Freeman’s in
Philadelphia. Estimated to sell for $80,000-$120,000, the United
States Constitution sold for $207,225. This current museum quality
example is extremely rare. Even being early 19th Century, this
Decorative Printed Broadside printing of the “CONSTITUTION
OF THE UNITED STATES” on its original wooden scroll, presents
very well and is once again ready for prominent display.............. ................................................................................. (6,000-8,000)
1707 Early Colonial New York Governor
George Clarke & Land Grant Signed Document
For “Viscount Cornbury”
10GEORGE CLARKE (Born 1676). Appointed Secretary of
the Province of New York in 1703, Acting Governor of New
York from 1736-1743, built an Estate named Hyde Park on
Long Island. February 20, 1797-Dated, Manuscript Document
Signed, “Geo. Clarke,” as probate clerk of New York for “Edmund
Viscount Cornbury,” being an issued Land Grant, Fine. This original
document dated 1707, measures 10” x 13” where George Clarke has
signed a grant of probate as the Clerk to Lord Cornbury, to Mary
Kniffen, the wife of the late Samuel Kniffen. She has inherited
his entire estate, but must also be responsible for paying any debts
owed. Samuel Kniffen, was the Constable and Tax Collector of
Rye, New York in 1701. It is Signed by George Clarke at lower
right. The Document itself having a fully intact embossed wax
and paper Official Seal at the upper right. There are some archival
strips of tape for reinforcement on the blank reverse side where
some fold lines were splitting. Overall, a very collectable document
even condition................................................................ (600-800)
1884 “CUSTER POST MARCH” Historic Sheet Music
11 (GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER). 1884-Dated, Historic
Printed Sheet Music, “Custer Post March” published by W. E. Adair,
Cohocton, New York, copyright 1884, used, Fine. “Dedicated to
the Officers of Custer Post, No. 81, G.A.R., Bath, N.Y.” The pages
are boldly printed in deep black, slight uniform tone, and in overall
very nice condition. There is some outer edge wear and roughness,
small removed old tape traces at the spine, plus some small sealed
splits from actual proir use. It measures 10.5” x 13.75” having 3
printed sheets (consisting 4 pages of musical notation, and 1 page of
advertising, plus the front title page with an outstanding engraved
portrait of George Custer in his classic military uniform. We sold
a similar example in our EAHA Auction, August 28, 2010, Lot 34
which sold for $708. A great item for display that is absolutely
perfect for any George A. Custer related collection. This current
piece is only the second we have offered....................... (600-800)
Page Snuff Box With “Declaration of Independence” & Signers
12 (DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE). c. 1825 Fifty Year
Anniversary of the Signing, original Commemorative Papier Mache
Snuff Box with the full text of “The Declaration of Independence,”
Choice Very Fine. Facsimile Printed, on an 89 x 21.5mm (3.5”)
diameter round snuff box, .75” high, with a decoupage print lid
and base featuring the full printed text of “The Declaration of
Independence” printed in tiny text upon a tan label placed upon
the black painted snuff box.
The lids bears the title and text, in full: “In Congress, July 4th
1776, The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of
America” and followed by of the actual Declaration. The base, in
addition to the remainder of the text, bears the facsimile signatures
of the Original Signers. John Hancock’s name vastly out-sizing the
others, as usual and as found upon the original. Overall in excellent
quality, having some trivial edge chips and expected wear on the
lid and base, which do little to affect the strong body of the text. A beautiful item with undeniable historic value, that is an excellent
addition to any “Declaration of Independence” related collection.
Very rare indeed....................................................... (1,800-2,400)
“Wm. Donnison” Signed Letter
to Major General Goodwin
13 WILLIAM DONNISON (c. 1757-1834). Revolutionary War
Continental Army Officer, serving at various times as an Aid
to Governor Hancock, Adjutant General of the Massachusetts
Militia, and a Judge of Common Pleas, he also uncovered a major
political scandal during the Federalists and Anti-federalists
debates over the ratification of the United States Constitution.
September 18, 1790-Dated, Manuscript Letter Signed, “Lieutenant
Wm. Donnison,” at Boston, Fine. This original Signed Manuscript
Letter measures 9” x 7.25”, 1 page, from Lieutenant Wm. Donnison
to General Goodwin. It is regarding Military Commissions for
General Goodwin’s Brigade. General Goodwin was a MajorGeneral of the Militia of Maine (then still part of Massachusetts)
from 1783 to 1815. This historic Signed Letter has some outer
margin chipping with some loss to the period laid watermarked
period paper, slightly affecting the boldly written, clear deep brown
ink text as shown. It reads, in full:
“Boston Septr. 10, 1790 - General Goodwin —
I must ask your excuse for delaying to answer you until this day
- the reason is I could not procure the Commissions for your
Brigade until yesterday when General Cobb received them from
my office and proposes sending them by Mr. Robins. With regard
to Inspection Rolls I will observe - It was not my plan to have any,
for the reason I will mention - It will take one half of our Militia
Captains half a day to fill up one of them on the field, and when
done be very liable to error - I have therefore decided that every
Captain bring a Roll of his train band men and deliver it to the
Inspector - and have directed the Inspector in the mode of taking
the slate of the Arms to himself the adjutant can examine and count
the war Rank while the Inspector does the same with the first and
the Inspector will put the whole down in a book I have sent for that
purpose, properly ruled — Yr. Hubl. Servant Wm. Donnison”
Docket on reverse reads: Genl. Donnison Letter - Sept. 18, 1790
- abt. Commission etc”................................................... (300-400)
Page 10
Queen Mother “Elizabeth’s”
Personal Checkbook Register
14 ELIZABETH, Consort of George VI and Queen Mother of
Elizabeth II. This is an original, Partially-Printed Used Checkbook,
with the manuscript register belonging to the Queen Mother, as
Queen and Queen Mother, 6” x 2.5”, Very Fine. The checkbook
originally contained 24 checks (none present), which were written
over a period of nine years, from 1948-56. The register and the
check stubs are written in the Queen’s hand. Six of the checks were
made out to “The King” and one to “Princess Elizabeth.” Another
notation is for “The King’s Thoroughbred Stud.” Other recipients of
the Queen’s checks included Lady Carew Pole, Lady Jean Rankin,
Lady Katharine Seymour, and the Duke of Beaufort.
The amounts of the checks varied from £55 to £10,000. No checks
were written after May 1951 until February of 1955, during which
time George VI died (1952) and Princess Elizabeth became Queen
Elizabeth II. The checkbook has brown paper covers with marbled
end papers; there is a one-inch split at spine. Notations are neatly
written in black ink.
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon had married George, Duke of York
and second son of George V, in 1923. Upon the abdication of
Edward VII in 1936, George succeeded to the throne as George
VI and Elizabeth became Queen. They had two children, Elizabeth
and Margaret. We are told that the provenance of this checkbook is from Princess
Margaret’s son David, Viscount Luiley................... (2,000-3,000)
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Three Personal Letters By Henry Clay Frick
“America’s Most Hated Man”
15 HENRY CLAY FRICK. Group of 3 Autographed Letters Signed,
two to his sister, Mrs. Overholt in Wooster, Ohio., Signed only
with his nickname. All are written upon “H.C. Frick” letterhead,
with accompanying stamped and postmarked envelopes. All 3
letters in Extremely Fine condition. Lot includes:
1. April 5, 1894-Dated, Autographed Letter Signed, apologizes for
not attending a funeral due to “much trouble in the coke region,”
7.75” x 9.5”.
2. May 26, 1902-Dated, Autographed Letter Signed, “Clay”giving
the go ahead to “build your house and I will furnish the money as
needed,” 10.5” x 8”.
3. June 5, 1893-Dated, Autographed Letter Signed, “Clay” addressed
to Master Karl Overholt, (perhaps a nephew), an invitation to visit,
measuring 7.75” x 9.5.”
Archive of three great very personal and tender-hearted letters
from a leading figure of the Industrial Age who was once known
as “America’s most hated man.” (6 items)................ (900-1,000)
1882 “THE TRIAL OF GUITEAU THE ASSASSIN”
17 (CHARLES JULIUS GUITEAU) (September 8, 1841 – June 30,
1882) American Lawyer who Assassinated U.S. President James
A. Garfield on July 2, 1881 and was executed by hanging. 1882
Published, 1st Edition, Illustrated Hardbound Book entitled, “THE
TRIAL OF GUITEAU, ASSASSIN OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD,”
by H.G. and C.J. Hayes, Fine. This historic, quite scarce 1st Edition
is by Hubbard Bros., with “Special Stenographic Reporters for
the N.Y. Associated Press,” 25 illustrations, of Guiteau, President
Garfield, trial witnesses and scenes, the assassination of Garfield,
and more. Some actual use wear to the corners, shelf wear to top
& bottom of spine and some light foxing to a few pages. The
front cover has a great embossed illustration of Guiteau (in gold)
peering from behind his prison cell bars. Gold stamped title on
spine, measures 5” x 7.5” with 544 pages.
A truly fascinating detailed account of the life and trial of Charles
Guiteau, for the killing of President Garfield the year before this
book was published, written by the reporters who covered the
trial................................................................................. (250-300)
“John Hancock” Signed
1767 Massachusetts Lottery Ticket
Scarce “George Gershwin” Signed
Personal Imprint Check
16GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937). Popular American
Composer of Porgy & Bess fame. April 10, 1932-Dated, PartiallyPrinted Document Signed, “George Gershwin,” 6 5/8” x 2 3/4”
being his personal check, Choice Very Fine. His personal, imprinted
check is drawn on The National City Bank of New York, for $90,
made payable to Lenox Hill Hospital. It is completed in Gershwin’s
own hand and boldly signed. His political satire, Of Thee I Sing
was the first musical comedy to win a Pulitzer Prize. Most regard
the opera Porgy & Bess in collaboration with his brother Ira to be
his masterpiece. Trivial hidden 3/8” tear at bottom edge and small
hole punch cancels to the check starting at the top of the signature. A lovely signed check................................................. (900-1,000)
18 JOHN HANCOCK, Signer of the Declaration of Independence,
President of the Continental Congress, Governor of
Massachusetts. April 1767, Partially Printed Document Signed,
“John Hancock,” being a Pre-Revolutionary War Lottery Ticket,
1.75” x 3.5,” Choice Very Fine. This spectacular John Hancock
item, though small, is important because it is from early in his
public career. He signed this Lottery Ticket the year after his first
election to the Massachusetts General Court. This example has
nice sharp printed text and just some light handling circulation and
has a slight deft sealed split near the signature. Overall, it has a
nice even appearance and a large, rich brown ink signature “John
Hancock”. A similar John Hancock signed example of a Faneuil
Hall lottery ticket sold for $23,000 in a major New York City
auction, in about the same condition in 2007. This magnificent
museum quality, historic item is certain to be a centerpiece and
highlight for the successful bidder’s collection... (12,000-16,000)
John Hancock’s (1737-1793) political career began in 1764, the year he
inherited his uncle’s fortune and shipping business, when he became a
Boston Selectman (member of the city council). In 1766 he was elected
to the Massachusetts General Court. During the 1770’s his fame as a
patriot spread and he was elected or appointed to increasingly important
offices.
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John Hancock Ships a Bag Containing “500 Dollars”
Document Completed Entirely In John Hancock’s Hand
19 (JOHN HANCOCK). September 30, 1764-Dated, PartiallyPrinted Shipping Document, at Boston, unsigned, the completed
Manuscript Text in the hand of John Hancock, Fine. This original
form is printed on early laid period paper, measures 4.5” x 9” with
its original black wax seal appearing very distinct in the upper left
corner. Some small edge chinks affect some of the manuscript
text in the upper right corner. It is even in tone with some deeper
tone areas and tipped to a larger sheet. There is very bold, clear
rich brown manuscript portions by John Hancock and deep black
printed text. It is also accompanied by a circa 1850 Engraved Print
of John Hancock with his famous engraved facsimile signature
below, 9” x 5” Very Fine. Below the seal is the notation:
“1 Bag of 500 Dollars.” This late French and Indian War period
document is a receipt for the transfer and shipping of a bag of 500
(Spanish Milled “Pillar” Dollars) from the Hancock’s Wharf Office
to “JOSIAH STOVER.” This money to be transported to “Thomas
Williams Esq., StoreKeeper & Paymaster to the Honorable Board
of Ordinance ... Port of Annapolis, Royal.”
At this time in his life, young John Hancock was employed as a clerk
in the office of his uncle and surrogate father, Boston merchant,
Thomas Hancock. This rare document shows the importance of
hard silver coinage payment being transferred and made to fund
the British American War efforts of the period. (Manuscript text
confirmed as that of John Hancock by John Reznikoff.) A most
important Early American financial and shipping document.
(2 items)................................................................... (1,200-1,400)
21 JULIA WARD HOWE (1819-1910). American Abolitionist,
Social Activist, and Poet, most famous as the Author of “The
Battle Hymn of the Republic” (1862). June 14, 1895-Dated,
Autograph Letter Signed, “Julia Ward Howe”, 4 pages, with integral
leaf, 5” x 7”, Very Fine. Howe was the first woman elected to
American Academy of Arts and Letters. On her return home from
a trip to Baltimore, here Howe extends her appreciation and thanks
to a doctor for his and his wife’s gracious hospitality. It reads, in
very small part:
“Here I am, safe and sound, after a comfortable journey. Miss
Gilman proved a very pleasant traveling companion ... Your cheque
for ten dollars arrived this morning ... I shall always remember my
visit... with sincere pleasure ...”
This letter is nicely penned and signed, having slight tone, a couple
lines of text from last page penned at the left edge on reverse side. Scarce and popular......................................................... (200-300)
Historic Isaac Hull Court-Martial Appointment
1762 “Thomas Hancock” Signed Payment Boston Receipt
20 THOMAS HANCOCK (1703 - 1764). Merchant in Colonial
Boston, Smuggler, became one of Boston’s wealthiest men. He
passed his business and fortune to his nephew John Hancock.
April 29, 1762-Dated, at Boston, Manuscript Document Signed
Twice, “Thomas Hancock, Esq.,” first in Third Person, within the
header of the text, and second, as Endorsed on the blank reverse,
Choice Very Fine. This is a Payment Receipt, where Thomas
Hancock has purchased of Robert Peiyson, some pine shingles
and Boating Dock fees at Clark’s Warfe. This original document
measures 4” x 6” has faint light folds and is in overall in very nice,
clean, fresh looking condition on choice laid period paper. This
is a lovely quality, early “Thomas Hancock” Twice Signed item,
just as the young John Hancock became a partner with his Uncle
Thomas........................................................................... (400-500)
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22 ISAAC HULL, Early American Naval Hero. Letter Signed,
“Isaac Hull,” September 7, 1807, 1 page, 8” x 10”, on laid paper
with integral address leaf, Very Fine. Minor weakness and loss at
folds, not affecting body of letter. Written as Captain commanding
United States Gun Boat No. 10, to a Lt. Warrington, Commander
of U.S. Gun Boat No. 63, it reads:
“In consequence of orders received from Commodore Stephen
Decatur to convene a Court Martial on board the United States
Frigate Chesapeake on Thursday the 17th Inst. for the purpose of
trying a Seaman belonging to Said Ship- I do hereby appoint you
a member of said Court, and have to request that you give your
attendance.”
An important, early American naval document, boldly signed by
Hull.......................................................................... (2,000-2,500)
Helen Keller Seeks Funds for
The American Foundation for Overseas Blind
Three William Irvine Signed Checks
(Society of Cincinnati)
23 WILLIAM IRVINE (1741 - 1804). American Physician, Soldier,
and Statesman from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Revolutionary
War Continental Army Brigadier General, Represented
Pennsylvania in both the Continental Congress (1787–88)
and the United States House of Representatives (1793–1795),
Intimate Friend of George Washington. Treasurer of the
Society of The Cincinnati. Lot of (3), Partially-Printed Documents
Signed, “Wm. (William) Irvine,” (as Treasurer of the Society of
The Cincinnati) apparently being Checks issued from The Society
Of The Cincinnati, all on the Bank of the UNITED STATES,
Philadelphia, being Cut-Cancelled, measuring about 2.5” x 6.5”
as follows:
1. February 29, 1804-Dated. “Wm. (William) Irvine,” (as Treasurer
of the Society of The Cincinnati), check from The Society Of The
Cincinnati to George Hunter for $12.00, Extremely Fine. Burn
area at the the bottom left hand corner with some text and paper
affected.
2. May 11, 1804-Dated, Similar check, for $28, made out to “Jno.
(John) Hunter” and has a small water spot on the bottom right hand
corner touching into the right portion of his last name.
3. February 7, 1804-Dated, Similar check, also Signed by Brigadier
General William Irvine as the Treasurer of The Society of The
Cincinnati, being made out to “John Wilmer”. Burn area at the
bottom left hand corner with some text and paper affected.
These check are quite presentable and very scarce, all being boldly
printed in black with rich deep brown manuscript portions and the
vivid large signature of “Wm. Irvine.” (3 checks)........ (500-600)
Andrew Johnson Ornate Mititary Appointment of
MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM S. HARNEY
BY BREVET - Together with
Its Original Presentation Storage Tube
25 HELEN KELLER. September 27, 1951, Typed Letter Signed,
“Helen Keller,” in pencil on American Foundation for Overseas
Blind, Inc. letterhead, New York, one page, measuring 11” x 8.5”,
Choice Extremely Fine. Her letter, addressed to a “Mr. Luhrs”,
contains an appeal for funds for her efforts to assist the blind
overseas. Keller’s signature is carefully written at the bottom of
the page, measuring over 2” long. A heartfelt letter, with excellent
content, that reflects Keller’s writing ability and clarity of mind in
pursuit of bettering the lives of deaf and blind people. The letter
is offered with a self-addressed stamped envelope, directed to the
American Foundation for Overseas Blind, Inc., measuring 6” x
3.5”, together with the original transmittal envelope (9” x4”) as
well as a 7” x 4.5”, 4 page printed brochure for the foundation.
(4 items)......................................................................... (600-800)

24 (ANDREW JOHNSON), 17th President of the United States who succeeded to office after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
July 28, 1866-Dated, Partially-Printed Document, Stamped Signature, “Andrew Johnson,” as President, being an Ornate Military Appointment on
Vellum, measuring 20” x 15.5”, Washington, DC, Choice Near Mint. Large American Eagle and decorative militaria vignettes at top and bottom. Johnson signed such commissions only until June of 1865 after which a steel stamp of his signature was used. His signature is well stamped in
deep black being 3” across and also Hand-Signed, “Edwin M. Stanton” as Secretary of War, in light brown ink.
This is the original Official Presidential Military Appointment of William S. Harney (1800-1889), as “Major General BY BREVET...” from July
23, 1864, “for long and faithful services.” This Commission by President Andrew Johnson is also accompanied by its impressive Presentation,
Japanned and Gold Lettered original metal transmittal tube, complete with its original end cap, which reads, “Commission of Bvt. Major General
WILLIAM S. HARNEY, United States Army.”
William S. Harney became the First Prisoner taken by the South in the Civil War! At the start of the Civil War, in 1861, some of William’s old
comrades of the Indian and Mexican Wars became political leaders. In February, Abe Lincoln became the new President of the U.S., and four
days later, Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Southern Confederacy. William Harney was then the Commander of the Department of
the West in St. Louis, Missouri. In April 1861, he was ordered to report to Washington by Lincoln’s new Secretary of War, Simon Cameron. The
train on which he was traveling was stopped at Harper’s Ferry, and a young confederate office boarded announcing “General Harney, sir, you are
my prisoner!” He was told a Confederate battalion had surrounded the train, sent with orders to intercept him before he reached Washington. In
this way, William S. Harney became the first prisoner taken by the South in the Civil War. Later, in Virginia, William received apologies for the
manner in which he was brought there, and he was offered a Confederate command under Robert E. Lee. He had previously served with Lee in
the U.S. Army in the Mexican War. William refused, and he was allowed to continue on his trip to Washington.
This document has a vivid docket in the upper left is beautifully written in bold attractive red ink, the full original rich blue embossed Official
Paper Seal is complete and fully intact. Other than for some handling of this vellum document, it is extremely clean, fresh and has never been
folded, having been properly stored in its presentation transmittal tube. Of historical note, this a Very Rare Commission to “Major General by
Brevet,” being kept together with its original Presentation transmittal tube.
(2 items).....................................................................................................................................................................................................(600-1,000)
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Outstanding Content “Stan Laurel” Typed Letter Signed
Fabulous Laurel & Hardy History,
Insight and Commentary
Unique Abraham Lincoln Signed 1861
Telegraph Company Four Line Reply
Signed “A. Lincoln” at Washington, D.C.
26 STAN LAUREL (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) (1890-1965). Early
Comic Actor, Writer and Film Director, famous as the first
half of the comedy double-act Laurel and Hardy. His career
stretched from the silent films of the early 20th century, until
after World War II. December 27, 1958-Dated, Typed Letter
Signed, “Stan Laurel” at The Oceana Apartment Hotel Letterhead,
Santa Monica, California, Choice Very Fine. This original TLS is
written to Glenn Laxton, measures 7.25” x 10.5” and is accompanied
with its Original Mailing Envelope. There are six tape remnants
on back side with light show-through to the front at left and right. This important and historic content letter has some outstanding
thoughts and comments as conveyed by Stan Laurel. It reads, in
full:
27 ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865). Martyred, Sixteenth
President of the United States. May 9,1861-Dated Civil
War Period, Partially-Printed Document Signed, “A Lincoln”
as President, measuring 8.25” x 5.25” with marginal repairs,
Appearance of Very Fine. This printed “The Magnetic Telegraph
Company” transmittal form was sent by William Phillips at
Springfield, IL on May 9, 1861 and reads: “to A. Lincoln — Will
you accept a regiment commanded by me for the war - Wm. Phillips.” This message is recorded as being received at Washington the same
day.
While there appears to be no record of his appointment as an army
officer, it is quite probable that Phelps was a member of the Pioneer
Midwest merchant family and previously well-known to Lincoln. He was also well-known to Lewistown residents. In 1849, while
still a Prairie lawyer, a William Phelps from Lewistown, IL, wrote
him to request he use his influence to get Joel Wright of Canton
reinstated as the Postmaster [from the papers of Robert Todd Lincoln
Collection]. Mr. Phelps (1809-1899) was earlier a Riverboat
Captain who was trading in furs with the Native American Indians
in the region, before buying extensive tracts of farm lands in the
Lewistown area and becoming one of its leading merchants.
The President then forwards this request to the War Department,
writing a four line note at the bottom which reads: “I think the name
is Wm Phelps - He is a good man. Will the War Department please
answer him? - (Signed) A. Lincoln”. Lincoln’s note is darkly
penned and he Signs here in medium brown ink, that is very clear
and legible. Historically, this is signed less than one month after
the outbreak of the Civil War at Fort Sumter on April 12th.
Phelps was undoubtedly responding to President Lincoln’s urgent
call for a Volunteer army. This War-date Telegraph form has a very
pleasing overall appearance, having some restoration to the blank
margin at top and upper right side, affecting a few letters. Otherwise,
there is some very minor ink bleed in last word of Lincoln’s written
text, some expected light tone, with an earlier mounting strip on
blank verso. The paper repair to the top portion does not affect any
of the handwritten portions. This fairly extensive, specific note
of a Wartime command, given in response to a Patriotic request,
makes this a very unique Abraham Lincoln and Civil War item. It appears nice for proper framing and display, specially having
all of the text, printed and manuscript, plus Lincoln’s signature
all on the face side of this document. A wonderful, quite historic
autograph piece that would be excellent for display...................... ................................................................................. (5,500-7,500)
Dear Glenn Laxton:
Thanks yours, 20th inst. Thought the snapshot was very good, I think
you do resemble me - maybe with a derby it would be much better. No,
the critics were never too enthused about L&H, but it never bothered us,
we preferred the Public’s opinion, after all they are the real critics, if they
liked us, that was the main thing & all that was necessary as far as we were
concerned. There was never any rift between L&H over anything - do’nt
understand what you mean, we were very close friends in all our 30 years
of association.
You mention that “Pardon Us” was a silent film - that was our first Feature
length in Sound. Mrs Laurel & I have been married since ’46. Yes, I
appeared many times in New England - many years ago when I was in
Vaudeville - before I ever met Mr. Hardy.
The late Mike Todd wanted us to appear in ‘Around the World in 80
Days’ film, but we were both very ill at the time & were unable to make it
unfortunately. No, I have’nt seen Billy Gilbert for a long time, I saw him
last a few years ago at a party at Eddie Cantor’s home in Beverly Hills, Have
only seen him since on TV. Well I hope this covers your questionaire, so
all for now, Hope you had a nice Xmas & wish you a Happy & Healthful
New Year. My regards & best - Sincerely: (Signed) - Stan Laurel”
An article from the “Standard-Times” (Rhode Island), 1995 reads: “When
he was 15 years old, Attleboro (Mass.) Cable TV news anchorman Glenn
Laxton wrote to his movie idol, Stan Laurel — the thin half of the famous
comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. For the next decade, the two corresponded
on a regular basis. During the ensuing years, Mr. Laxton also managed to
collect a substantial amount of Laurel and Hardy memorabilia. The letters
and memorabilia have been combined into ‘Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy,’ an
exhibit opening Sunday at the Carpenter Museum in Rehoboth (Mass.).”
The very historic and superior personal insight expressed by Stan
Laurel in this letter makes it specially important and highly unusual. A great letter for Laurel and Hardy, early American comedy and
film collectors alike. (2 items)...................................... (600-900)
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“Benjamin Lincoln”
G. Washington’s Trusted Major General
Rare 1762 Aaron Lopez Signed Document At Newport, RI
28BENJAMIN LINCOLN (1733 1810). French & Indian War
Soldier and American Revolutionary War Major General
Continental Army, notable for overseeing the largest US
surrender of the war at Siege of Charleston, and for being
the officer who formally accepted the British surrender at
Yorktown. October 20, 1804-Dated, Partially-Printed Document
Signed, “B. Lincoln” as Collector for the Port of Marblehead, MA.
(near Boston and Charlestown), on period watermarked fine quality
laid paper, measuring about 10” x 5”, Very Choice Crisp Near Mint. This exceptional quality Signed document is recording a cask of 55
gallons of wine to be taxed. There is a sharp, wonderful official
Embossed Seal with an American Heraldic Eagle at top left, being
boldly printed, with traces of original press text embossing within
the paper, and vividly completed in brown ink and has never been
folded............................................................................. (275-350)
30 AARON LOPEZ (1731-1782). Historic Colonial and
Revolutionary War Era Jewish American Patriot, Merchant,
Slave Trader, Newport, Rhode Island. This lot is an original
Trio of Manuscript Receipt Documents. They are well written
and easily readable, individually dated 1762, 1763 and 1783 at
Newport, Rhode Island, each Very Fine. One is from Merchant
Aaron Lopez, who has fully handwritten and Signed within the
text on the invoice dated 1762, an invoice being for goods sold to
a John Gorton. This Document is 3” x 5” and entirely in the hand
of Lopez. The other two receipt documents, dated 1763 and 1783,
are not in the hand of Lopez and are from to other merchants to
John Gorton, having nothing at all to do with Lopez, but is still a
listing a goods including blades, razors and other goods.
(3 items)...................................................................... (800-1,000)
Militia Order Mourning the Death of George Washington From Levi Lincoln
to Lexington & Concord Minuteman Willliam Green who was also Wounded at Bunker Hill
29 LEVI LINCOLN, SR. (1749 - 1820) - (GEORGE WASHINGTON
- Related). American Patriot, Massachusetts Minuteman and
Member of House of Representatives and Senate, United States
Congressman, President Jefferson’s Secretary of State who also
appointed him Attorney General of the United States, Governor
of Massachusetts, who was distantly related to Abraham Lincoln.
(December 1799) Death of George Washington Period, Autograph
Letter Signed, “Levi Lincoln,” regarding a Militia Order to Mourn the
recent Death of George Washington, “our late Commander in Chief,”
Very Fine. George Washington died on December 14, 1799 at age 67. This is an original letter, measuring 12.5” x 7.5” that is boldly written
and addressed in rich brown ink on clean period watermarked laid paper
by Levi Lincoln. It was folded and sealed, having an integral address
panel addressed to Lincoln’s Massachusetts “Brother” (in arms), William
Green as “Adjutant Green of the 1st Reg.(iment) 1st Brig(ade)”. This
well written letter is in nice quality, having expected folds and just a
small splits where opened. It reads, in full:
“Brother Green — At a Meeting of the Officers last evening, at which I
was to have given you notice, but which was most accidentally neglected,
it was voted unanimously that we attend Public worship the next Sabbath
in Uniform with Side Arms & Crape on the Left arm in pursuance of
General Orders filed at Boston on the occasion of the death of our late
Commander in Chief that we meet for this juxtapose at Chamberlain’s at
the ringing of the first bell in the morning, and that your Humble Servant
be directed to request the company of Adjutant Green. - (Signed) Levi
Lincoln”. The reverse side docket reads: “L. Lincoln - Letter for the
officers to appear in mourning.”
William Green entered the service on April 19, 1775 during the Battle of
Lexington and Concord at the outbreak of the American Revolutionary
War, as a Minuteman who served as Adjutant, a staff officer under
Colonel William Prescott, and was later ordered commissioned on May
26th. He was wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill on the 17th of June
1775. William Green died in 1810.
This is a truly remarkable and historic letter, directly involving two of
the first participants who served at the very outbreak of the American
Revolutionary War and now serving together in the honoring and
commemoration of their General and President George Washington,
“our late Commander in Chief”.........................................(4,000-5,000)
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Early U. S. Loan Office Form Issued to Prominent Jewish Bostonian Merchant David Lopez
31 DAVID LOPEZ, Prominent Jewish Bostonian, United States
of America Loan Certificate Form, Fine. 1782-Dated, Printed
document on watermarked laid paper. United States of America
Fourth Bill of Exchange for $12 or 60 Livres Tournois payable to
Paris. 4.0” by 8.0” Signed by Michael Hillegas as Treasurer and
Nathaniel Appleton for the State of Massachusetts. Anderson US94 5B. Issued to David Lopez from the prominent Boston Jewish
family. Countersigned on the verso by Lopez with ink corrosion
causing a lower left body hole. Small ink hole in the Hillegas
signature. Overall Fine............................................ (1,500-2,000)
According to the “American Jewish Historical Society,” David Lopez, was brother to Aaron Lopez and Abraham Lopez. He died in Boston in 1797 “ where he
had been living for some years. He left an estate of upwards of £1300 which he distributed amongst his nephews and nieces.”
From his will: “In the name of God, Amen, I, David Lopez of Boston in the County of Suffolk, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being sick and weak in body,
but of sound mind, memory and understanding. Praised be God for it, and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and to the
end I hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of December In the year of the Christian Era, One thousand seven hundred and ninety seven. David Lopez.
(Seal)”
1848 Thomas L. McKenney’s ( Author of “History of the Indian Tribes” ) Letter Written to Dolley Madison
“...to report to the President, the state of revolt in which the Troops on Windmill Hill,
were thrown, on the Appearance of General Armstrong among them, after the Conflagration of the Capitol...”
“It is for History I ask this Information”
32 THOMAS L. McKENNEY, Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
Autograph Letter Signed, “Tho L McKenney”, addressed to
Dolley Madison, December 29, 1848, New York City, three
pages, 7.5” x 10”, Very Fine. This letter partially reads:
“...I hope to be excused for taxing your memory... the
Aside from some light soiling, one small perforation, and some
browning on the center crease, the document remains in very
good condition. A few unrelated pencil notations and a brief red
manuscript biography of McKenney appear on the blank back
panel......................................................................... (4,000-5,000)
only Interview I ever had with Mr. Madison, upon
any subject connected with General Armstrong, was
on F. Street, (he being on horseback) when I was
Commissioned by General Smith, in Company with
Major Williams to report to the President, the state
of revolt in which the Troops on Windmill Hill, were
thrown, on the Appearance of General Armstrong
among them, after the Conflagration of the Capitol...
It is for History I ask this Information — as well as to
shew before it shall have passed to the final record,
the falsehood of connecting me with this ‘Hanson and
Bavie’ Committee...” Thomas L. McKenney, 1785-1858, a Georgetown merchant, was appointed
Superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1816 by President James Madison.
He went on to author the 3-volume “History of the Indian Tribes” and
maintained a relationship with the Madison Family. McKenney was heavily
involved in the intrigue. Armstrong was at the time Secretary of War, while
James Monroe was serving as Secretary of State. The committee, allegedly
organized by disgruntled Washington citizens following the British capture
of the city, saw that Monroe took Armstrong’s place. Whispers spread
that Monroe had a hand in the coup, a charge Monroe denied until his
death.
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Interviews and First-Hand Investigation of the
1857 Morman “Mountain Meadows Massacre”
Two Guns White Calf - The Model For The Buffalo Nickel
34 (NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS),
TWO GUNS WHITE CALF,
Blackfoot Indian Chief Who Claimed
to Pose for Front of Buffalo Nickel.
Sepia Photo Signed with his familiar
pictograph signature in black ink at
bottom right, no date, 3.25” x 5.5”,
Choice Very Fine. An absolutely
gorgeous, resonant real-photo postcard,
one insignificant light crease at lower
right corner barely detracting from this
crisp image....................(1,500-2,000)
Historic 1685 William Penn Signed
Land Patent Document On Vellum
For Property In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
33 (MORMONS). This important historical lot features two typed
manuscripts, c. 1860 and c. 1940s, featuring interview transcripts
and a statement of an investigator of the September 11, 1857
“Mountain Meadows Massacre” of Arkansas emigrants to Utah
Territory by local Mormon militia. These original documents
recount the first-hand recollections of Gladys McConnel (whose
great-grandfather and great-uncle lived in Cedar City, Utah), Mabel
(the daughter of Chief Kanosh of the Paiute Indians), Mrs. Wetherill
(an anthropologist who was adopted by the Navajo and allowed
to witness sacred ceremonies), and others who were familiar with
Mormon history in Utah. The 14” x 9” document is bound at the
top, has a light-blue paper cover, and approximately 50 pages
detailing the massacre and subsequent concerns. “Miss McConnel
was born and raised in Cedar City. Her Great Grandfather, Jehial
McConnel was one of the first settlers in Parowan and built the
first house in Iron County…. Miss McConnel has made a study of
Southern Utah history and has compiled many of the stories told
to her by the old people down there…”
McConnel provides great background information, stating: “It is
my belief, from what I have been able to learn, that Isaac Haight
was at the head of the entire Massacre. Haight was the head of
the militia in Cedar City… It is absolutely correct that the ‘white
men’ from Cedar City and the other towns, who joined in the
Massacre, were dressed as Indians and painted as Indians… It is
not likely that the true story of the Mountain Meadow Massacre
will ever be know, because after the Massacre, all of those who
had participated in it were so terrified that they swore themselves
to ever-lasting secrecy… There were plenty of Indians who also
joined with the whites in the Massacre…. The thing that was so
disgraceful about the whole proceedings was that the white flag
of truce was accepted until the Mormons and the Indians could
take away the firearms of the emigrants, separate the men, women
and children and get them out of their camp… the entire group old
enough to talk and understand was killed…”
The second manuscript is a 19-page, typed statement submitted
in February 29, 1860 by William H. Rogers to a newspaper, “The
Valley Tan”, of Great Salt Lake City, explaining his investigation of
the “Mountain Medows Massacre.” Measuring 12” x 8”, the folded,
carbon copy on onionskin paper also recounts the investigation soon
after the massacre: “Bishop Lee told the emigrants that the Indians
had gone off over the hills, and that if they would lay down their
arms and give up their property, he and his party would conduct
them back to Cedar City…. The emigrants, trusting to Lee’s honor
and to the sincerity of his statement, consented to the terms… After
they had proceeded about a mile on their way, on a signal given
by Bishop Higby,… the slaughter began. The men were mostly
killed or shot down at the first fire and the women and children who
immediately fled in different directions, were quickly pursued and
dispatched….” Both documents exhibit wear on the covers and
edges, but the pages are crisp and legible. There is a great wealth
of knowledge here—about the massacre, the Mormon settlements,
and the Paiute Indians of the region. (2 items)....... (2,500-3,000)
35 WILLIAM PENN (1644 - 1718). Founded the Province of
Pennsylvania, the British North American Colony that became
the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. The Democratic principles
that he set forth served as an inspiration for the United States
Constitution. Ahead of his time, Penn also published a plan
for a “United States of Europe.” Manuscript Document Signed,
“Wm Penn,” as Proprietor and Governor of Pennsylvania, on
Vellum, 1682, Philadelphia, 9” x 12”, Very Fine. This being an
original Pennsylvania Land Patent (grant) to Thomas Cross for a
250 Acre tract of land in Philadelphia County. The boundaries of
the tract are described in detail, and it is payment specified. The
heading of the document has “William Penn” written in large letters
measuring about 1’ tall x 6.5” long. The vellum document tie at
the mid-bottom edge is present, with the clear brown ink signature
“Wm Penn” to its left, which is signed at the folded-over portion. The entire face side is very well written and clear, being on clean
vellum that has some typical folds. It is attractive, far superior to
most seen, and excellent for display.
The normally blank reverse side has two different endorsements
and a signed statements. One is an agreement that is signed by
“Thomas Cross” with his “X” Mark, which is witnessed by two
other men. On the opposite panel is the well written, official
Recording of this Land Grant Document by the Patent Office in
Philadelphia, dated October 1st, 1685.
Penn’s father, Sir William Penn, was an English naval commander
who took part in numerous naval victories. William Penn inherited
from his father a large financial claim against Charles II, and
received as payment the Grant of Pennsylvania in 1681. In 1682,
he received the “lower counties” (now Delaware) from the Duke
of York (the future James II). This land grant in 1684 was an
early one, close to Philadelphia, made while Penn was in America
inspecting his province from 1682 to 1684............. (4,500-5,500)
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Robert Ripley’s Signature... Believe It Or Not !
1908 Signed Engraving of President Theodore Roosevelt
36 ROBERT LEROY RIPLEY (1893 - 1949). American cartoonist,
entrepreneur and amateur anthropologist, who created the
world famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not ! Autograph Signature
Albumn Sheet Signed, “Ripley — BELIEVE IT OR NOT” in deep
black crayon, measuring 4” x 5”, Choice Near Mint. No visible
marks or tears, being very clean and pleasing. This wonderful
example is in near mint condition and is ready to be displayed!...
....................................................................................... (275-325)
David Rittenhouse Signed Receipt From Samuel Meredith
On The Account of Valley Forge Officer Andrew Norny
38 THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1858-1919). Twenty-Sixth
President of the United States. November 11, 1908-Dated,
Signed Engraving of President Theodore Roosevelt, “To Wm. F.
Stone with the regards of Theodore Roosevelt Nov 11th 1908”,
8.25” x 6.75”, nicely matted and framed to overall size of 15.25” x
13.75”, Very Fine. Some light dampstaining seen running through
the sentiment, and having some unevenness of the ink in the date. William F. Stone was Sergeant-at-Arms for the Republican Party
Headquarters. Ready for hanging on display.............. (800-1,000)
“Theodore Roosevelt” Signed Presidential Document
37 DAVID RITTENHOUSE. American Astronomer, Inventor,
Clockmaker, Mathematician, Surveyor, Scientific Instrument
Craftsman. Rittenhouse was a Member of the American
Philosophical Society and the First Director of the United
States Mint.
SAMUEL MEREDITH. Appointed by George Washington as
the First Treasurer of the United States from 1789 to December
1801.
ANDREW NORNY. Served in the Revolutionary War, endured
Valley Forge, later Appointed as Brigadier General. Extraordinary
Manuscript Autographed Document Multi-Signed, “Andrew
Norny,” “Sam. Meredith” and “Dav. Rittenhouse,” April 24, 1795,
Philadelphia, 8” x 7.5” by sight, Choice Extremely Fine. This
is an original Sixty Day Sight Draft authorizing the payment of
“Five Hundred and thirty three dollars and thirty three cents” to
David Rittenhouse from (General) Andrew Norny. Rittenhouse
signs that he has received payment in full. Rittenhouse’s signature
is bold and clear. The document is folded (as it was apparently
mailed in letter form) and docketed on the reverse (which can be
identified by looking through the paper itself). It is very nicely,
professionally matted and framed to 19” x 13” for display with a
6” x 4.5 period engraved image by “C. Gobrecht, Sculptor” and
“C.W. Peale, Printer,” of David Rittenhouse, as “President pf the
American Philosophical Society” with an engraved brass plate
below bearing his name. An amazing, beautifully written and
presented financial document signed by three very important and
historic Early American Revolutionary War Patriots. The finest
quality example we have seen................................. (4,000-5,000)
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39 THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1858-1919). Popular, Dynamic
Twenty-Sixth President of the United States. September 19,
1908-Dated Partially-Printed Document Signed, “Theodore
Roosevelt” as President, Washington, D.C., 20” x 16” laid down
onto heavy stock for display, Choice Very Fine. This is an original
Military Appointment for John Holtman, making him a Captain in
the Philippine Scouts. The official War Office Seal is affixed in
lower left corner, countersigned by Luke E. Wright as Secretary
of War. Appears not folded and display well with a massive, large
size full “Theodore Roosevelt” signature...................... (600-800)
Handwritten 1845 Letter Signed by Financier Russell Sage
40 RUSSELL SAGE, Financier and Speculator, Credited as the
Originator of Stock Market Options. May 22, 1845, Autographed
Letter Signed, “Russell Sage,” 1 page plus integral address page,
10” x 8,” with 2 private postal handstamps, Very Good to Fine. This
Russell Sage business letter, written at Troy, N.Y. on blue paper,
is addressed to Charles M. Connelly in New York City. Sage’s
clear signature completes the brief message. The address page
has a red oval handstamp reading, “Forwarded by Brainard & Co.
from Troy” and a red rectangular handstamp reading, “Collect Six
Cents for Hale & Co.” This letter is complete and quite presentable,
though it has a damp stain across the center of both pages. A small
triangular piece has been cut out of the margin of the address page
(not affecting any content) where the wax seal tore away. At the
time this letter was written, Sage was a wholesale merchant in
Troy. Later he would become a U.S. Congressman and through
association with Jay Gould, would become much wealthier. An
important autograph in American Business................... (350-450)
“E. Simpson Commander U.S. Navy” Signed CDV Photo
41 US NAVY COMMANDER EDWARD SIMPSON (1824-1888).
United States Navy Civil War Commander, and later Rear
Admiral. c. 1860s Civil War Period, Carte De Visite, Seated three
quarter length Portrait Photograph of United States Navy Civil War
Commander (and later Rear Admiral) Edward Simpson, Signed “E.
Simpson Commander U.S. Navy,” Choice Extremely Fine to Near
Mint. This original, very rare, Signed CDV Photograph measures
approximately 2 1/8” x 3 3/8” and is mounted on its original,
square corner, gold ruled CDV Card Mount to 2 5/8” x 4”. The
portrait is Signed and Inscribed by Commander Simpson on the
card mount below the image reading, “E. Simpson Commander
U. S. Navy”.
This image was likely taken in 1860 or 1861 while Simpson
served afloat in the Brazil Squadron. Printed below the image
and on the reverse of the card mount are the photographer’s mark
of Courret Hermanos of Lima, Peru and is in excellent condition. The Image exhibits sharp focus, strong contrast and rich tonality. Both the Albumen Photograph and the Card Mount are clean and
crisp and very well preserved. The Autograph and inscription is
dark and bold and neatly executed. Extremely rare and beautiful
in quality........................................................................ (400-500)
Revolutionary War Continental Army General
Heman Swift Was With Washington
at Valley Forge & Aided Lafayette
42GENERAL HEMAN SWIFT (1733-1814). Commander of the
Seventh Regiment of the “Continental Line” of the Continental
Army, personal friend of General George Washington and
member of his staff who wintered with him at Valley Forge. At
the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777, Col. Swift aided
the wounded General Lafayette, and was made a BrigadierGeneral on September 30, 1783. February 14th, 1783-Dated
Revolutionary War Period, Autograph Document Signed, “H.
Swift Colo 2d Connecticut Regt,” being completely handwritten
and signed by Col. Swift, Choice Very Fine. This document
measures 8” x 4.5” being well written and easily readable in rich
brown ink on period laid paper. It reads, in full:
“Camp Highland Feby ye 14th 1783 —— I Certify that George
McKinsey belonged to the late 5th Connecticut Regiment as
a Soldier before the first day of January 1780 and before the
first day of January 1781 and is now in actual Service in ye 2d
Connecticut Regiment. — Certifyed pr — (Signed) H. Swift
Colo 2d Connecticut Regt.”
(To) “The Honle Committee of Pay Table Hartford”.
At the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777, Col. Swift
removed his sash to wrap it around the waist of a wounded General
Lafayette. The bloodstained sash is in the collection at Fraunces
Tavern in New York City. Lafayette was so touched by Swift’s
gesture that at the end of the war he presented to Swift his epaulets,
chapeau, sword, and sash. Swift also fought at Germantown on
October 4, 1777, and Wintered at Valley Forge with General George
Washington, 1777-1778. There is a famous painting depicting
Col. Swift aiding a wounded General Lafayette. A scarce, historic
document signed by Revolutionary War General Heman Swift.... ....................................................................................... (475-550)
On March 27, 1758, Heman Swift was commissioned by Thomas Fitch,
Governor of Connecticut, first Lieutenant, Ninth Company, under Col.
David Worcester, for the invasion of Canada and served through the
French and Indian War. In 1777, the Continental Congress established
a permanent army assigning each state, based on its size, a quota of
regiments. During the Revolutionary War, 27 infantry regiments were
assigned to the “Connecticut Line”. These “lines” as a body formed
the “Continental Line.” In this new formation, Colonel Heman Swift of
Cornwall, Connecticut, was given command of the Seventh Regiment.
Colonel Swift was a personal friend of General George Washington and was
held by him in high esteem. He was a member of General Washington’s staff
and wintered with him at Valley Forge. Swift fought bravely throughout
the war and was made a Brigadier-General on September 30, 1783, the
year he retired from the military. After the close of the war, from 1789 to
1802, he served as a member of the upper house of the Connecticut State
legislature.
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Two Touching Letters by President Taft & His Wife Helen
43 WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT & HELEN H. TAFT.
1. January 2, 1911, Typed Letter Signed, “Wm H Taft,” in fountainpen ink, on “THE WHITE HOUSE” stationery, addressed to
John Shaffer of “The Evening Post,” Very Fine. President Taft
acknowledges the well-wishes of Shaffer. Letter with original folds
and minor soiling.
2. April 8, 1939, Autograph Letter Signed, “Helen H. Taft”, in dark
ink on blue, “Wyoming Avenue” letterhead, Washington, DC, and
addressed to Edward Ford: “I am very sorry for your sake - And
I hope that you will soon be well...,” Very Fine. Accompanied
by an original envelope of transmittal, with Helen H. Taft’s Free
Franked Signature.
(2 items)......................................................................... (400-600)
Limited Edition Set of Two Books
Signed “Harry Truman”
Three Original Acts of the Second Congress Signed in
Print by George Washington All Three on One Document
45 (GEORGE WASHINGTON). March 2, 1793-Dated, Printed
Official Congressional Broadside, 1 page, printed on both face
and back, measuring 13” x 8” the first being titled, “An ACT
supplementary to the act for the establishment and support of
Light-Houses, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers.” Signed in
type George Washington, as President, Choice Extremely Fine. This Act states, “A continuation of the First Congress’s act of 6
December 1790,” simply noting... “That all expense, which hall
accrue from the first day of July next inclusively, for the necessary
support, maintenance and repairs of all light-houses, beacons,
buoys, the stakeage of channel on the sea-coast, and public piers,
shall continue to be defrayed by the United States...” and is also
signed by Jonathan Trumbull, as Speaker of the House, and by John
Langdon as President Pro Tempore of the US Senate. There is a
horizontal center fold split and upper left corner tip having been
reinforced with nearly invisible thin archival silk tape.
44 HARRY TRUMAN (1884-1972). Thirty-third President of
the United States. July 25, 1961-Dated, Limited Edition Set
of Books Signed, “Harry Truman,” his autobiography in two
volumes, Memoirs: “Year of Decisions”, Limited Kansas City
Edition, Doubleday. Garden City. 1955, and Memoirs: “Years of
Trial and Hope.” Doubleday. 1956, Very Fine. Each volume is
individually Signed in full, and inscribed: “To Chad Morse with
kind regards from Harry Truman 7/25/61”; and “With very best
wishes to Chad Morse from Harry Truman in remembrance of a
wonderful luncheon he enjoyed.” Both books are bound in black
cloth with silver facsimile signatures on front boards, 8.5” x 5.5”
with Dust jackets lacking. Both with minor use, evidence of corner
bumping. (2 volumes)................................................... (600-800)
General Hugh Mercer (January 17, 1726 – January 12, 1777) was a
soldier and physician. He initially served with British forces during the
Seven Years War (French and Indian War) but later became a Brigadier
General in the Continental Army. He was a close friend to General George
Washington. Mercer died as a result of his wounds received at the Battle
of Princeton and became a fallen hero and rallying symbol of the American
Revolution.
Woodrow Wilson and Wife Edith’s Signed Letters
46 WOODROW WILSON & EDITH BOLLING WILSON.
1. November 9, 1912, Typed Letter Signed, “Woodrow Wilson,”
in fountain-pen ink, on his watermarked, personal stationery, at
Trenton, NJ, 9.75” x 8”, Choice Extremely Fine. Addressed to
Andrew Freeman of New York City, acknowledging Freeman’s
message of Congratulation. One vertical fold through “W” of
Woodrow Wilson’s first name, from the envelope insertion.
2. December 27, 1934, Autograph Letter Signed, “Edith Bolling
Wilson,” in black ink on S Street stationery, Washington, DC, two
pages on a folded sheet, 6.5” x 4.75”, Choice Very Fine. To Mrs.
Charles Warren, of Washington, sending her Christmas and New
Year’s greetings. Includes her original hand-addressed envelope
of transmittal. A lovely, beautifully written and flowing personal
letter.
(3 items)......................................................................... (500-600)
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The other side has two short Printed Acts. The second Act is
titled, “An ACT for the relief of Simeon Thayer” and the third,
“An ACT providing an annual allowance for the Education of
Hugh Mercer.” This was to help support the SON of the famous
Hero and Revolutionary War General, who was killed in action
at Princeton. Both of these acts have the same printed signatures,
including George Washington at their respective conclusions. This
scarce, three Congressional Act document is quite attractive, being
nicely printed in black upon clean, period laid paper. A historic
set of three official Acts that would display nicely.(1,200-1,600)
Colonial America
War of 1812 Levin Winder Signed Maryland Commission
1719 Summons of a Woman Accused of Giving Birth
Within Five Months of Marriage Committing Fornication!
47 LEVIN WINDER (September 4, 1757– July 1, 1819). 14th
Governor of the State of Maryland, from 1812 to 1816. During
the Revolutionary War, he was appointed Major of the 4th
Maryland Regiment, attaining Lieutenant Colonel at war’s end.
After the war, he served with the Maryland militia at the rank
of Brigadier General. He also served in the Maryland House
of Delegates from 1789 to 1793. May 31, 1813-Dated War of
1812 Period, Partially-Printed Document Signed, “Lev Winder,”
as Governor, Very Fine. This is an original State of Maryland
Militia Commission made to “Sheppard C. Leakin, Captain of a
Company in the Sixth Regiment of the Militia of this State in the
City of Baltimore.” This impressive document measures about
9.5” x 14.5” including its large outer margins. There is a virtually
invisible fine thin archival reinforcement strip placed along the
vertical centerfold on the blank reverse over some small splits and
fold holes, plus one small hole at the right central border and having
some scattered minor tone. It is nicely printed in black script text
upon laid period paper that has a central watermark “I I I”, with a
decorative outer border design and completed in rich brown ink. The large bold brown signature “Lev Winder” measuring a large
2.25” long at the lower right. A rarely encountered, historic War
of 1812, Levin Winder signed Maryland military Commission.... ....................................................................................... (400-500)
49 October 30th, 1719-Dated Early Colonial Period, Manuscript
Document Signed, “E Brenton” as Clerk, to the Sheriff or
Constables of Dartmouth, County of Bristol (Massachusetts),
Regarding a Legal Writ Summons for Fornication, About
Fine. This is a truly classic, historic Colonial American “Blue
Laws” Document dated in 1719. It concerns the Legal Summons
of a woman accused of giving birth to a baby, within five months
of her marriage, and thus committing the illegal and immoral Act
of fornication.
It has some heavy age tone along much of the far left side, having
some minor edge and fold chips and small splits mostly away from
the text. The majority, being about 80% or so is quite clean and
easily readable, being well written on clean period laid paper. This
outstanding period content handwritten document reads, in full:
“Bristol - To the Sherriff of s[ai]d County of Bristol his under Sherriff
or Deputy Or either of the Constables of Dartmouth Greeting - In
his Majesties Name you are hereby required to summon Mary the
Wife of Nathaniel Sherman of a witness village in - Dartmouth that
the officer at the Court of Genl. Sessions of s[ai]d place to be held
at Bristol for s[ai]d County on s[aid] second Tuesday of January
next to answer to a presentation of s[ai]d Grand jury. Exhibitted
against her for having a Child Born of her body within five months
after marriage etc. Do & perform what by s[ai]d course she shall
be ordered & not to depart, the land without service: faile not &
make return hereof with your doings thereon unto s[ai]d Court
Dated att Bristol this thirtyith Day of October in s[ai]d Ninth year
of his Majesties Reign Anno Domini 1719 - E. Brenton Cler[k]”
The reverse is docketed “Sherman’s Sum[m]ons” with a written
statement “by virtue of this with thin written menched (mentioned)
summons I have summoned the person whose name is with thin
this sum[m]ons mentioned upon the 6th day of this Instant January:
1720. - Henry Samson Constable”
A very scarce, truly wonderful and important example, showing
the Puritans harsh demands and their stringent religious beliefs
that often led to severe consequences for one’s personal and moral
behavior......................................................................... (700-800)
Great-grandson of 1620 Mayflower Pilgrim Leader at
Plymouth and Massachusetts Governor Edward Winslow
48 EDWARD WINSLOW, Sr. (1713-84). Revolutionary War Tory,
Brother of Major General John Winslow (French and Indian
War) and the Father of the Co-founder (and Governor) of New
Brunswick, Canada. November 11, 1770-Dated, Partially-Printed
Document Signed, “Edward Winslow, Sr.,” as Clerk, at Plimouth
(Plymouth), MA., Very Fine. This 1 page, 5.5” x 7.75” Document
being a Legal Court Order Writ, ordering the sheriff to attach the
goods of John Jones of Plymouth, to help ensure that Jones would
show at court to answer a legal complaint instituted by Nathaniel
Goodwin of Plymouth regarding a debt owed to him. This order
is from the Court of Common Pleas, with the Chief Justice at
the time being Edward Winslow’s own brother, General John
Winslow. There is some traces of archival silk and heavy prior
glue mounting traces on the reverse right and left side edges. The
original red wax Seal is intact, being overall very well printed upon
laid watermarked period paper, and is completed in rich brown
ink the is easily readable. The signature “Edward Winslow, Sr.,”
is particularly nice, being deep bold brown, large and vivid.
Edward Winslow, Sr. (1713-84) was the Great-grandson of 1620
Mayflower Pilgrim Leader at Plymouth, and Massachusetts
Governor Edward Winslow. Edward Winslow (October 18, 1595
– May 8, 1655) was an English Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower. He served as the Governor of Plymouth Colony in 1633, 1636, and
finally in 1644. His testimony in Mourt’s Relation is one of only
two primary sources of the “First Thanksgiving” in existence...... ....................................................................................... (600-900)
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Edward Winslow Sr., was the great-grandson of Governor Edward
Winslow (1595-1654), who came to Plymouth on the ship Mayflower in
1620, and served as an intermediary with the Indians.
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“1730” Dated Engraved Large German Pewter Tankard
50 1730-Dated, Hand-Engraved Large German Pewter Tankard,
9” Tall x 6” Base, Choice Very Fine. This is a wonderful,
decorative European, early 18th Century German Pewter Tankard,
with engraved initials and date, “MAH 1730 FG”. There is an
engraved landscape, accomplished in wriggle work, with a design
of a woman at a well and a hunter, and dated “1730.” The lid has a
1.5” high applied decorative medallion. There is a well done repair
to the neck hinge. This large early tankard is the type and style
that was brought to the American Colonies and used in homes and
taverns. This example is in very nice condition having no major
marks or defects, and would be excellent for any Colonial period
display............................................................................ (700-900)
Pewter Flagon
Hallmarked “I (J) DOREY A CAEN - 1763”
51 1763-Dated Colonial Era, Lidded Pewter Flagon, Hallmarked
“I (J) DOREY A CAEN - 1763,” Impressed initials “FP”, Very
Fine. Dated 1763, this early Pewter piece measures about 7” tall
x 5” wide, with its original lid and handle still fully intact, having
a pleasing pewter color surface patina. The top lid has several
Hallmark punches, including one reading “I (J) DOREY A CAEN
- 1763”. This being for the maker, French pewtersmith Jacques
Dorey of Caen, France, who was operating around the middle of
the eighteenth century. The marking shows a central Royal Crown
over a crescent having a star within its design. A second mark,
which is weakly struck and thus partly obscured, shows “CAEN”
and a similar date. Impressed initials “F P” are likely for an early
owner. The thumb latch consists of two full dimensional ornate
acorn devices. There are some minor surface dents and abrasions
being overall a great example of an American use piece that is
excellent for display....................................................... (600-900)
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1734 Colonial New York
Palding and Banker Families Deed
52 May 6, 1734-Dated Colonial New York, Manuscript Document,
Ornate Land Deed Indenture, Choice Very Fine. This is
a beautifully scribed and written large size Manuscript Deed,
measuring approximately 13” wide and 16.5” tall, boldly and clearly
written upon laid period paper, a few trivial expected folds, having
excellent signatures and original red wax seals, dated 1734. It is
from Colonial New York, and is connected with the prominent
Palding and Banker families. The text reads, in part:
“This Indenture Made the Sixth Day of May in the seventh year of
the Reign of our Sovreign, Lord, George the Second by the grace
of God, of Great Brittan France & Ireland, King Defender of the
Faith: and in the Year of our Lord, one Thousand seven hundred
& thirty-four, Between Abraham Palding of the City of New York,
Cartman & Mary... his Wife of the one part, and Christopher Banker
of the same City Merchant of the other Part...” that involves the sale
of “two Lotts of ground... for the sum of Twenty One Poundes ten
shillings curr.t money of New York, as by Deed of Conveyance
from Frederick Willems & Mary Jo his Wife...” The property
described includes land as, “All that certain Lott of Ground No. 14,
Being one of the Lots above mentioned, Situated, lying, & being
in Montgomerie Ward within the said City, On the east Side of
Queens Street, which leads to Freshward, Bounded westward by
the sd. Queen Street...” plus much more.
Abraham Paulding (Palding) born c. 1697, is listed as the family
name of Joost Palding, his father, who arrived from Cassant,
Holland in 1664. His signature appears in the 1710 records of
the Old Dutch Church in Westchester County, correctly spelled
“Palding.” There are also signatures of both Joseph and Abraham
Palding in the 1737 New York City census.
One feature that makes this Colonial era manuscript even more
interesting are the signatures of the women who use an “X”
signatures as their marks, including Rebeca Montaigna and Mary
Palding. There are two original red wax seals by the signatures of
Abram Palding and his wife Mary. Edward Pomant is also signed
as one of the witnesses. This highly ornate, authentic document
was written in 1734 and is in an excellent state of preservation. A
historic, very impressive looking early New York City manuscript
document that presents beautifully for display.............. (500-600)
1739 Land Transfer at Southold, Long Island, New York
53 March 17, 1739-Dated, Manuscript Document Signed, “John
Arnold,” with his Red Wax Seal, Choice Fine. This historic,
early Colonial New York original legal document is dated in 1739. Here, John Armstrong of Southold, Long Island has sold to John
Griffin also of Southold, land by the Sawmill Creek in Southold. It is Signed by John Armstrong,plus Sarah Wood and Thomas
Wood as witness. This large official legal Document measures 15”
x 12” having some mild expected tone and folds, else in overall
nice shape and easily readable, with clearly written text on period
laid paper. A nice early Colonial New York document that would
be very nice for display.................................................. (300-400)
1760 Benjamin Franklin
“The Pennsylvania Gazette” Issue
“... Begatt me with Child, of a Bastard Child which I am
now Pregnant...I Pray that you would give out a Warrent”
56 March 3, 1774-Dated Pre
Revolutionary War Period,
Manuscript Legal Court
Document, Official Complaint
and Testimony regarding the
Father of an expected Bastard
Child, Choice Very Fine. This
wonderful content, historic 7.5”
x 9.25” Colonial American
Manuscript was written in 1774
as true copy of a legal examination,
as there were no Xerox machines
or carbon paper for duplicate copies in the day. It is very well
written upon handmade laid period paper which has the paper
makers watermark, and is in excellent condition. This official
court copy concerns, in part:
“The Book of The Courts of Welthy Pratts Complaint and Examination.
Bristol: To Ephraim Leonard Esq one of His Majestys Justices of The Peace
A Complaint of me The Subscriber Welthy Pratt of The District of Mansfield
in The County of Bristol a Single Woman in His Majestys behalf Against
Job Brintnell of said Mansfield A Minor (Son of Nathaniel Brintnell Late
of Mansfield Deceased) for That The said Job brintnell at said Mansfield
sometime in The Forepart of November last according to the best of my
Rememberance Begatt me with Child of a Bastard Child which I am now
Pregnant with and I Pray that you would give out a Warrent against The
said Job Brintnell so That He May be Dealt With as The Law in this Case
Directs Signed Wealthy Pratt Mansfield March The 2nd 1774. — A True
Copy of The Complaint Attest - Ephm Leonard Justice of The Peace.
Bristol Memorandum
That at Mansfield on The 3rd Day of March 1774 The above Named
Wealthy Pratt appeared and was Examined upon Oath concerning Her
being with Child of a Bastard Child The above named Job Brintnell being
Present.Question The First Are you with Child of Bastard Child Answer
— YES.
Question The second who Begatt you with Child of The Bastard Child that
you are now Pregnant with Answer — Job Brintnell.
Question The Third When was you Begatt with Child Answer — Sometime
in The forepart of The Month of November last according to The Best of
my Rememberance.
Sworne and Examined by me Ephm Leonard, Justice of The Peace.”
This intense legal examination by the court and lodging of a
complaint was officially the first step that one had to take in order
to receive some Welfare from the town, giving the town a way to
make the alleged father, Job Brintnell, responsible to make payment
instead of the town towards the welfare of the mother and expected
bastard baby................................................................... (600-800)
1776 “Innholder” License
Dartmouth in Massachusetts Bay
55 (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN). July 10, 1760-Dated, No. 1646,
Philadelphia, PA. Colonial American Newspaper, Printed by
B. Franklin. July 10, 1760-Dated. No. 1646. Philadelphia, PA. This is a scarce printing of a very historic Colonial American
Newspaper, “The Pennsylvania Gazette,” on the bottom of the
back page reading, “Printed by B. Franklin, Post-Master, and D.
Hall, at the New Printing Office, near the Market.,” Choice Very
Fine. It has a three-column layout, 4 pages, measuring 15.5” x
10”, disbound with a rough, irregular left spine with significant
separation. There is a period notation written in brown below the
masthead which reads, “Almost all the Newspaper - missed in this
year.”
The print quality is excellent, being sharp and deep black. The
subtitle of the masthead reads, “Containing the freshest Advices,
Foreign and Domestick.” With news from abroad, a few woodcut
illustrations, as well as numerous advertisements for land, various
goods, services, notices of Runaways of Servants and Slaves and
other ads. The final ad on the back page reads, “To Be SOLD
- A LIKELY young Negroe Wench. She can wash and iron, and
is a very good Cook. Enquire at the New-Printing Office.” (Ben
Franklin’s Shop)......................................................... (900-1,200)
57 M a r c h 1 1 , 1 7 7 6 - D a t e d
Revolutionary War Period,
Manuscript Document, Court
License for a Public House, Town
of Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Bay Colony, Very Choice Very
Fine. This well written and very
clean official Document, 1 page,
measuring 8” x 8.5” being executed
in the historic year of 1776. It is is on
handmade period laid paper and is in
clean, pleasing overall condition.
“To The Honoured Court of General Sessions of The Peace to be Holden
at Taunton on The Second Tuesday of March Instant. Then may inform
your Hon’s That The Widow Mary Shearman was recommended by us
The Subscribers at this Court of Sessions as a Person Suitable for an
Innholder in The Town of Dartmouth in The Massachusetts Bay Colony
in New England but not being able to make application her self employed
another Person to do it for Her who Neglected it and that by that means
did not get Licensed. We The Subscribers Judge it necessary sd House
should be Licensed as it stands in a Public Place & has been Improved as
aq Public House this some Years, would therefore Pray your Hon’s She
may be Licensed at This Term. Dartmouth March 11 1776 Signed William
Tallman & Jabor Barker Jn. Selectmen Town of Dartmouth.”
On Verso it States Mary Shearmans Appropriation...... (300-400)
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Colonial Era Walnut and Brass Wax Seal Stamp
54 c. 1760 Colonial Era Wax Seal Stamp, Choice Extremely Fine.
This is an original walnut and brass, handmade Wax Seal Stamp, of
about 3” long. It has an early decorative and ornate turned walnut
handle, and the brass wax seal stamp is about .5” long. The brass
end which leaves an impression resembles that of a round patch
with a mesh pattern of small points. This example is in really
great, museum quality condition.................................... (275-350)
American Revolution
British Parliment
“An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion...
better Payment of the Army and their quarters,
and for extending...
to His Majesty’s Marine Forces in America.”
Rare Early New York
Revolutionary War Era Map Reprint
59November 29, 1774 continued October 26, 1775 Revolutionary
War Period, First Edition, King George III British Imprint,
An Act Extending a Previous Act titled, “An Act for punishing
Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army
and their quarters, and for extending the Provisions of the said
Act to His Majesty’s Marine Forces in America.” London,
Printed in 1776 by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 12” x
7.5”, 4 pages, Choice Near Mint. This original Printed Act has
4 pages, measures 12” x 7.5” is boldly printed on bright, clean,
crisp period paper, in Choice Near Mint condition. It is more
fully titled, “An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and
for the better Payment of the Army and their quarters, and for
extending the Provisions of the said Act to His Majesty’s Marine
Forces in America.” with British Royal coat of arms upon its
front. It is in excellent, fresh clean quality, having choice eye
appeal. This Act was passed by the Parliament which began on
November 29, 1774 and ran until October 26, 1775. Given the
state of American and British relations at this time, particularly in
Boston, Massachusetts, “it has been found necessary that the said
Act should be continued for a further term...” A most historic, truly
provocative early Revolutionary War period British document, in
superb condition.......................................................... (800-1,000)
Revolutionary War Era Pewter Officers “Whistle”
58 (1781-Dated) New York Revolutionary War Map, c. 1870 Early
Hand-colored Reprint, Placed Upon A 20” x 12” Wooden
Presentation Mount For Display, Very Fine. This is a very
early c. 1870 Early Hand-colored Reprint of this important 1781
Revolutionary War Map of New York. It is full titled, “CHART and
PLAN of the HARBOUR of NEW YORK & the County Adjacent,
From SANDY HOOK to KINGSBRIDGE. Comprehending the
WHOLE of NEW YORK and STATEN ISLANDS, and PART
of LONG ISLAND & the JERSEY SHORE: And SHEWING the
DEFENCES of NEW YORK. Both by Land and Sea. Published
in London, November 30, 1781 by J. Bew.”
The central printed Map itself measures 10.75” x 18” being Handcolored and mounted to a 20” x 12” gold painted decorative wooden
presentation frame. There is light surface wear, yet is very detailed,
identifying each Fort, various major Towns and British General
Howes troop landings. This historic early reprint was produced
c. 1870 for the “Manual of the Common Council of New York”. With an original being worth thousands of dollars, this near century
and a half old special presentation is worthy of once again being
placed on display........................................................... (500-700)
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60 c. 1775 Revolutionary War Era, Military Officers Whistle, Made
in Pewter, Choice Very Fine. This original Revolutionary War
Era Whistle, measures about 2” long. It is made out of Pewter and
is very similar in style to several others we have offered over the
years. This type of whistle was used for signaling, alarms, giving
drill and other commands to the soldiers. This whistle is whole,
solid and complete having no damage, with a nice natural patina. It has a small hole in the neck for wearing on a lanyard. We have
sold others, including a couple made out of horn and pewter in the
past, selling in the $250 to $400 range. This is a museum quality
Military Officers Whistle that would be excellent for any period
display............................................................................ (300-400)
Rare Identified Revolutionary War
Handmade by Lieutenant William Murray
Horn Cartridge Box of Museum Quality
61 c. 1775 Revolutionary War Period, Handmade Horn Cartridge
Box, Identified to American Soldier Lieutenant William
Murray of New York, Very Fine. This is an authentic, New
York, handmade Horn Cartridge Box that was very likely carried all
through the Revolutionary War by Lieutenant William Murray. He
served as a soldier from the Battle of Montreal in 1775 throughout
the Revolutionary War, right up to the battle and surrender of
Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia in 1783.
It measures 3 3/16” tall x 2 7/8” wide at the bottom and is 37/8”
wide at the top. The top lid opens back with four small metal arms
that are attached to the back of the lid to its top, at the back of the
box for ease of opening. Hand Carved into the front central design
is “WM” (over) “MURRAY”. There is a horn arm on the back,
which is slightly open on its bottom to facilitate being attached to
a belt for carrying. This original Cartridge Box in very good, yet
well used condition. The hand engraved name of William Murray
on the front is faint, both from age and wear from hard actual usage,
still it remains quite visible and fairly easy to read.
It is stated that this piece was bought by James Dunn in 1936, along
with his musket powder horn in Ticonderoga, New York, from a
local historian whose family had lived on the lake since before the
Revolutionary War, who had collected artifacts from that area.
William Murray was from Schenectady, New York. He enlisted in
1775 in Captain Cornelius Van Dyck’s New York Company, which
served under the American General Montgomery’s command. He
took part in the American invasion of Canada and in the Battles
of St. John’s, Chamblee, and Montreal Canada. In the Spring of
1777 he enlisted in Captain Robert McKean Company and served
while taking part in the Battles of Monmouth, and the Battle and
siege of Yorktown, Virginia. Murray was present and a part of the
ceremonies of Lord Cornwallis’ famous surrender at Yorktown,
Virginia. He served until June 8, 1783 when he was officially
discharged from the American army.
This historic horn comes with a family letter from Dunn’s grand
daughter who inherited his very large collection of over 1500
artifacts from this area & historical research. A remarkable original
artifact with a great history that spans virtually the entire American
Revolutionary War period. It is identified to the specific owner,
and is certainly an item of museum display quality.... (800-1,000)
Hessian Mercenary
Revolutionary War Era Artillery Badge
62 c. 1775 Revolutionary War Period. Artillery Badge. Hessian
(German Mercenary) Troops. Cast Bronze. With its Original
Shank. Choice Very Fine. This original, whole and complete
bronze Badge, was used by the Hessians (eighteenth-century German
regiments in service with the British Empire as mercenary troops)
brought across the Atlantic during the American Revolutionary
War to serve the British Crown. They actively took part in major
battles of the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), perhaps the most
notable being the Battle of Trenton, New Jersey. This example
is in very nice impressive condition with excellent details and a
lovely, natural rich patina. An excellent example for display...... ....................................................................................... (300-400)
Original Revolutionary War Officers Iron Camp Stove
63 c. 1775 Revolutionary War Period, Officers Hand-forged
Iron Camp Stove, Very Fine. This is an original and very rare,
Revolutionary War Era Military Camp Stove, made and used circa
1775. The consignor states that this stove was acquired from a
major Revolutionary War Collection. This type of stove can be
found in the “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American
Revolution” by George C. Neumann & Frank J. Kravic, as shown
and listed on page 95. That description reads, “Portable iron brazier
which held coals in the bottom for a variety of uses, e.g. heating
wig curling irons, cooking or just adding heat to a room or hut.”
This rare Camp Stove measures approximately 8.5” x 8.5” and is 7”
high. The overall length with the handle measures approximately
13.25” long. Its condition is very good for its age having an expected
slight surface rust original patina on the Hand-forged heavy iron
surfaces. The wooden handle is lacking while the top grate lifts
properly and is well attached. Overall, this is a most attractive
original Hand-forged Iron Camp Stove from the Revolutionary
War. It is the best example we have offered, and thus would be
excellent for any historic Revolutionary War period display........ .................................................................................... (800-1,000)
Revolutionary War Era Bullet Mold
With Original Handles
64 c. 1776 Revolutionary War Era, Bullet Mold, Brass, with its
Original Wooden Handles Intact, Choice Very Fine. This nice
quality, original Revolutionary War Era, 4.25” long Bullet Mold
is said to have been from an Amherst, New Hampshire estate
collection. Diameter of lead ball is approximately 10 mm. It is
hallmarked “87” at the top outer left brass rim. The original wooden
handles are present with one having a small .75” hairline crack
remaining solid and whole, with a wonderful, original patina from
actual use. A really nice complete example that would display
very well........................................................................ (300-400)
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1777 American Revolutionary War
Rhode Island Laws Etc.
65 August 1777-Dated Revolutionary War, Imprint, of the Rhode
Island, General Assembly, Signed in Print by “Nicholas Cooke,
Governor,” regarding Acts and Laws, Providence, Printed by
John Carter, Choice Very Fine. This is a very scarce, original
Revolutionary War Imprint, Rhode Island, by the General Assembly,
dated August 1777. Its header reads, in part:
“At the General Assembly of the Governor and Company of the
State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, begun and
holden by Adjournment, at Providence, within and for the State
aforesaid, on Monday the Eighteenth Day of August, in the Year
of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-seven.”
This historic Imprint has 22 pages, measures 12.5” x 8” (310 x
200 mm), being string bound with the embossed paper State Seal
at the top left corner. It is somewhat worn, specially at spine
with some very minor marginal edge splits, loss on the Seal, most
pages a bit rough at the top of spine. The final page is replaced by
mid-twentieth century library facsimile, and has an older library
inventory label at bottom of front page (easily removable). Overall,
this period imprint has internally choice, crisp pages that are bright
and clean, with significant original press text embossing within,
thus in excellent condition.
The legislation passed included a provision for a paid Bounty for
the “Fifteen Months Brigade or Boat Service...”; Price Fixing for
certain articles necessary for the army including rum, sugar, and
coffee; funding for clothing for the soldiers; the reassignment of
town meeting places for Whig inhabitants of occupied Newport
and like towns; an Act “to prevent the distilling into any kind of
Spirits whatever, Wheat, Indian Corn, Rye, Barley, Oats, or Cider”
in order to ensure a food supply for the state and the army; and much,
much more fine historic Revolutionary War content. Very Rare. Evans 15568; Alden, Rhode Island, 691; OCLC 191270563...... ....................................................................................... (500-600)
1778 Revolutionary War Soldiers Manuscript Enlistment
“for the Preservation of the liberties of America...”
66 June 8, 1778-Dated Revolutionary War, Manuscript Document
Signed, “Jacob Walker,” of Scituate, Rhode Island, Very Fine.
This is a rare, original and fully authentic Revolutionary War
Enlistment Paper, measuring about 5.5” x 8” for Jacob Walker of
Scituate, Rhode Island, dated June 8, 1778. This Document is for
the Enlistment of Jacob Walker as a soldier into the military service
from Rhode Island, and “for the Preservation of the liberties of
America and the defense of the United States in general and for this
State in particular.” This enlistment is dated from 8 June 1778 and
the term of service is to last until the 16th of March 1779, “unless
sooner Discharged.” It’s headed “Scituate” and dated on its reverse,
which also bears Jacob Walker’s signature at the bottom.
This historic enlistment is in very clear and readable condition,
with a clean centerfold tear and a 2” tear in the horizontal fold at
right being reinforced with scrap book paper around its edges. The
ink is bold brown and very legible. It reads, in full:
“I the subscriber do hereby solemnly engage and inlist my self as a soldier
in the pay of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation for the
preservation of the liberties of America and the defence of the United States
in general and for this State in particular from the day of my inlistment
untill the Sixteenth Day of March in the year of our lord one thousand
seven hundred and seventy nine unless sooner discharged by the general
assembly of said State and hereby promise to submit myself to all the orders
and Regulations of the army and faithfully to observe and obey all such
orders as I shall receive from time to time from my officers. — Witness
my hand this Eighth Day of June in the year of our lord one thousand seven
hundred and seventy eight. — (Signed) Jacob Walker”
The reverse reads: “Scituate June 8th Day 1778 - Recd of Isaac Hopkins
twenty pound LM for inlisting as a Soldier into the Service of State of
Rhoede Island and Providence Plantations as witness my hand. - Jacob
Walker”
This is Jacob Walker was born c. 1753 and died in 1822. He had
settled on a farm in the neighboring town of Foster, Rhode Island
and is buried in the Paine Lot, on Paine Road, in that town (no
doubt named after the famous Revolutionary War writer and Patriot,
Thomas Paine), his wife was Hannah Chase c. 1758-1839. This
is a historic and excellent, original American Revolutionary War
enlistment document that is rarely encountered so complete in its
text, and pleasing in quality..................................... (1,200-1,500)
c. 1780 Silver Hilted Revolutionary War Officer’s Sword
67 c. 1780 Revolutionary War Era, Silver Mounted Hunting Sword, appearance of Hungarian or Polish Royalty in its Design, 23.5” overall,
18.25” decorated blade, Fine. This is an original, Revolutionary War Era fancy design, high quality Sword, that is typical in style as would be
also carried by a higher ranking military officer. The style of the Silver cross-guard, ferrule and washer, and button top pommel, with an overall
appearance of Hungarian/Polish royal family in style. It is hallmarked on both sides of the cross guard. The ebony grip has an ornate spiral groove
design. The blade is straight with a shallow groove on both sides once past the four inches of flat metal, upon which are several hand engraved
designs including; “Winged Angels” on either side, plus a “Running Boar” and “Stag.” There is light even pitting along the blades full length
and retains much original patina. There are two fine lengthwise cracks to the ebony grip, one being the full length, the other half way through
the grip. The pommel cap shows some typical wear, is completely original, and is fully intact. A very original condition, important addition of
a late 18th century Sword, quite typical in its use at the time as an American Revolutionary War Era ranking military officer’s weapon...............
................................................................................................................................................................................................................(1,600-1,800)
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Revolutionary War British Crown
Badge-Emblem In Brass
Exceedingly Rare Revolutionary War Military Document
Certifying the Official Awarding of the “Badge of Merit”
Lot 68
Lot 69
68 c, 1780 Revolutionary War Period, British Crown BadgeEmblem. Brass. from Charleston, SC, Choice Very Fine. This
is an obvious British Crown Design, Badge-Emblem or perhaps a
partial cartridge box plate decorative piece. It is certainly of the
Revolutionary War era. It was stated to have been found in an early
known British military location in Charleston, SC. A wonderful,
original relic of the American Revolutionary War and the British
occupation of Charleston. It is about the size of a quarter, 1” x
.75” in solid brass and is quite handsome with nice natural patina
having an open design of the Crown. A great relic that will fit into
your Revolutionary War collection, having nice details which will
look great on display...................................................... (300-400)
c, 1780 Charleston, SC Excavated “British Crown” Badge
69 c, 1780 Revolutionary War Period. British Crown BadgeEmblem. Excavated from Charleston, SC.. White metal. Very
Good. This is an obvious “British Crown” designed BadgeEmblem, or perhaps a partial cartridge box plate. In any event it is
a small decorative piece, measuring .75” x .5” with some expected
roughness to its outer surfaces. It is certainly of the Revolutionary
War era, stated to have been found in an early military location
in Charleston, SC. A wonderful, original relic of the American
Revolutionary War and the British occupation of Charleston....... ....................................................................................... (250-300)
Charleston, S.C. Revolutionary War
British Decorative Clip
71 c. June 1783 Revolutionary War Period, Partially-Printed
Document, No Date or Place, Certifying the Official Military
Award of the “Badge of Merit,” from General George
Washington, to Thomas Halsey, Signed by Colonel P. Cortlandt
of the New York, Very Fine. This remarkable, exceedingly rare
Partially-Printed small form measures 5.25” x 2.75” and was issued
about June of 1783, being the date that General George Washington
authorized certain soldiers to receive this special Award. This
Official Military Document is Certifying the awarding of the “Badge
of Merit” to, “THE above Thomas Halsey - has been honored with
the Badge of Merit for Six Years faithful Service.” and Signed by
“P. Cortlandt, Col.” It is boldly printed in deep black upon clean
period laid paper. There is an extensive manuscript note on the
otherwise blank reverse side (dated at New York in 1799) which
appears totally unrelated.
THOMAS HALSEY is listed as being an Enlisted Soldier in
Colonel Josiah Smith’s New York Regiment of Suffolks County
Militia, Captain Peirson’s Company, signed as part of the Company
of Minute men of Bridgehampton mustered according to the
regulations of the Provincial Congress of New York, training on
May 29, 1775. This being further recorded and documented on
June 17, 1776. Halsey continued his service for a full Six Years
throughout the course of the American Revolutionary War.
This is an extremely rare, completely authentic, original
Revolutionary War Period printed military certification of the
historic “Badge of Merit” Award having been issued to Thomas
Halsey by George Washington. This “Badge of Merit” Award
Certification form being one of only two we have ever seen........
................................................................................. (3,500-4,000)
Charleston, South Carolina Discovered “Liberty Cap” Pin
70 c. 1780 Revolutionary War Period, British Decorative
Metal Clip, Brass, Very Fine. This original, undoubtedly rare
Revolutionary War period Hand-forged decorative brass clip, is
said to have been found in a Charleston, South Carolina ex: military
site. It appears to have been a clip or type of buckle. It has the
nice original color with a light natural surface patina. The bottom
lip has been partially curled, two small clips are at top, overall
being whole and solid. The decorative design work on this piece
is extensive for its overall size, with a large British Crown at the
central portion. An unusual, interesting and quite attractive item
that would look nice in any collection or display.......... (300-400)
72 Revolutionary War to Federal Era.
Decorative Political Pin or Badge.
“Liberty Cap” Design. Brass. No Date
or Maker. Excavated. Fine. According
to the consignor, this item was Discovered
in Charleston, South Carolina. This unique
styled decorative Political Pin or Badge
has a basic “Liberty Cap” design with a
decorative thin outer double border rim. It measures a nice 2.75” tall x 2.25” wide
at its base. It appears to have once had decorative purpose and
there are two partial attachment point for a vertically attached
pin (missing), as there are some flecks of soil material indicating
excavation. A very nice, highly unusual and possibly unique
discovery of an American Revolutionary War theme to Federal
era piece from Charleston, SC. We can only speculate as we have
never seen another......................................................... (300-400)
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George Washington Related
Hand-Painted Miniature of George Washington On Ivory
Lot 73
Lot 74
1785 British Lt-General
Hugh Earl Percy Engraved Portrait
73 September 30, 1785-Dated Engraved Portrait of British Earl,
Percy, Historic Revolutionary War Era Military Figure,
Published by John Fielding, London, 1785, Choice Crisp
Mint. This original print measures 7.5” x 4.5”, being a Plate or
Frontispiece from a period British magazine. Hugh Percy (1742
- 1817), was a British Earl with the military rank of Colonel. He
famously led the “relief column” at the Battle of Lexington and
Concord. Percy’s intelligent actions probably saved the British
forces from complete disaster that day. Percy’s illegitimate
half brother was James Smithson whose bequest founded the
Smithsonian Institution. An exceptional quality period engraved
portrait of British Earl Percy.......................................... (350-400)
76 c. 1790s Post-Revolutionary War Era, George Washington
Portrait Likeness, Oval Hand-Painted Miniature On Ivory,
Framed, Very Fine. This original Hand-Painted Miniature on Ivory
measures about 2.75” tall x 2.25” wide and is housed in a period
black painted wooden frame, having a decorative brass interior
surround, to 5” x 4.5”. This painted portrait is not dated, yet there
is a very light artist’s signature “ViValaro” (?) at the rim edge just
above the right shoulder. This artist is likely not an American for
if he were, it would certainly have had a more accurate portrait of
George Washington in his military uniform. There is some flaking
of the paint, mostly at the extreme left central rim edge, showing
some of the underlying white ivory. The Portrait is shows him in
a high color military uniform jacket that is blue in color, having
gilt lace trim and a red inner liner with a black silk shirt beneath.
................................................................................. (2,800-3,600)
Rare 1786 Engraved Portrait
of British Army Captain Asgill
74 April 1, 1786-Dated, Engraved Portrait of British Army
Captain Asgill, Historic Revolutionary War Era Military
Figure Published by J. Fielding, London, 1786, Choice Crisp
Mint. This original print measures 7.5” x 4.5” being a Plate or
Frontispiece from a period British magazine. Charles Asgill (1762
- 1823), was a British Army Captain in the 1st Foot Guards, now
called The Grenadier Guards, under Lord Cornwallis. Following
the capitulation of Yorktown, Virginia, in October 1781, he became
a prisoner of war............................................................ (350-400)
Rare Type George Washington Portrait Pinback Badge
“JOURNALS OF EACH PROVINCIAL CONGRESS OF
MASSACHUSETTS IN 1774 AND 1775” 1838 Publication
77 c. 1830. Decorative Pinback
Badge. George Washington
Portrait. White Metal or Tin.
Lacking pin. Very Fine. This
original Pinback Badge is 1.25”
(35mm) in diameter. This is the
very first example of this very
rare style Pinback Badge we have
encountered. It has a central printed
engraved early portrait of George
Washington facing left, surrounded
by an outer wide border that has numerous decorative devices. There is some chipping and tone to the paper at the outer edges of
the central portrait, not affecting the image itself. A wonderful,
extremely rare piece that is most certainly missing in virtually
every Washingtonia collection. .................................... (275-350)
75 1838-Dated, First Edition Book entitled, “THE JOURNALS OF
EACH PROVINCIAL CONGRESS OF MASSACHUSETTS
IN 1774 AND 1775 AND OF THE COMMITTEE OF
SAFETY,...” Published under the supervision of William
Lincoln in Boston, by Dutton and Wentworth, Fine. This is
a very rare, original First Edition printing of this title from 1838,
measuring 9.5” x 6.25”. It has 779 pages that are leather-bound,
with red and gilt impressed titled binding on its spine. It contains
a discussion of events subsequent to the Battle of Lexington and
Concord, and the end portion of its title reads: “...WITH AN
APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE
COUNTY CONVENTIONS – NARRATIVES OF THE EVENTS
OF THE NINETEENTH OF APRIL, 1775 – PAPERS RELATING
TO TICONDEROGA AND CROWN POINT, AND OTHER
DOCUMENTS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE EARLY HISTORY
OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.”
The binding is tight. There is some wear to external binding with
one .5” tear to the bottom edge and wear from use to the outer leather
cover. Some very light age and foxing throughout and minor water
stains taht are not very distracting. The frontis has a wonderful
decorative device near bottom displaying a Seal surrounding the
Paul Revere engraved vignette of the 1775 Minuteman with his
“Sword In Hand” and a copy of the “MAGNA CHARTA” held in
his other. This being similar in the vignette style to that was used
on some issues of Massachusetts Colonial Currency, that were
engraved by Paul Reeve during the Revolutionary War years of
1775 and 1776. A rarely encountered historic book with superb
content about the American Revolutionary War........... (350-400)
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Rare Engraved Profile Portrait
of George Washington, Esq.
78 1796-Dated Post Revolutionary War Period, Engraved Profile
Portrait of George Washington, Esq. - President of the United
States...,” Framed, Choice Crisp Near Mint. This is an extremely
fine quality, very rare original and handsome engraved profile of
President George Washington, taken... “From his Profile taken
in 1791”, noted in the printed text as “Published by J. Easton,
Salisbury, 1796”. This being the original, first printing with the
slightly weak 1796 date. A similar, but later version of this print
sold recently (August 30, 2009) at an online auction for $750. This
original being far more rare and valuable. It is nicely matted and
framed within black painted wood with gilt inner trim. The print
itself appears virtually pristine, measuring about 5.5” x 4” (sight)
and framed to 9.25” x 7.5” being ready to be hung on display. An
important and beautiful period profile Portrait of the first President
of the United States, George Washington................ (1,200-1,600)
c. 1824 LaFayette’s Tour George Washington Gilt Buttons
79 c. 1876 (1824) Marquis de Lafayette’s Tour of the United States
Period. Lot of Three. Gilt-Solid Brass Commemorative Replica
Buttons. With Original Shanks. Choice Near Mint. This is an
original lot of (3) Gilt Solid Brass Buttons, 20 mm, being later
19th Century Commemorative Replicas of the Washington Portrait
Buttons presented to Lafayette during his 1824 farewell visit to
the United States. Each button is marked on its back, “Presented
to General Lafayette by L.H. & Scovill Button Manufacturers”. Each is in wonderful, virtually new condition having just some
light friction and are mostly brilliant gilt in appearance. A scarce
set that is rarely encountered by collectors.
(3 buttons)...................................................................... (250-300)
c. 1905 C.D. Kenny Co. Coffees & Teas Washington Tin
80 c. 1905, Colorful Lithographed Advertising Sign on Tin, George
Washington’s Birthday Premium, Self-Framed, Extremely
Fine. This is a wonderful, original Kenny Company, Lithograph
Portrait Sign on Tin. It measures 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” and features an
embossed border in the form of an elaborate, gold gilt, gesso frame. This plaque features a classic, striking bust portrait of President
George Washington at its center, surrounded by a laurel wreath,
and surmounted by a spread wing Heraldic American Eagle
perched upon a Federal shield. A banner below the portrait has
text that reads “Pater Patriae”. The only other text is written in
small letters on the inner edge of the raised “frame” at the bottom
which reads, “Compliments of C. D. Kenny Co.” It is marked at
the bottom on the inner edge of the raised “frame” with the name
of the manufacturer, “Kaufmann & Strauss Co. N.Y. - 1355”. The
Chromolithography is of excellent quality as would be expected
from the outstanding craftsmen employed by this premier maker
of tin lithographed advertising items.
This beautiful Washington’s Birthday, Premium Advertising Sign
/ Plaque is an original, given away as a Washington’s Birthday
Premium to promote their line of coffees and teas, as well as their
retail stores in Baltimore, Maryland. The lithography is bright,
crisp and colorful, making an outstanding display piece. There
are a few very small and scattered surface nicks on the central
image area within the embossed “frame” and some more extensive
surface nicks on the edges of the Tin outside the raised “frame”
that are unobtrusive and this Sign / Portrait displays beautifully. Very scarce.................................................................... (400-500)
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Post-Revolutionary War Era
1795 Treaty of San Lorenzo ( Pinckney’s Treaty )
Transferring Administration In Natchez, Louisiana from Spain to the United States
82 (1795 PINCKNEY’S TREATY) MANUEL LUIS GAYOSO DE LEMOS (1752
- 1799). Spanish Governor of Louisiana (1797 to 1799), an Official in Spanish
Louisiana since 1787, Manuel de Lemos also Served as Governor of the Natchez
District. c. 1797 , Important Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pages, measuring 9” x 7.5”
being written at New Orleans, Louisiana, (no date) certainly written circa 1797, to
Stephen Minor (1760-1815), who had succeeded Gayoso as the Acting Governor of
the Natchez District. This extensive letter is concerning the impending transfer of the
official Government Administration in Natchez from Spain to the United States. The
top right corner of each page has been torn and expertly restored with close matching
paper, in blank. There is some loss of text in those corner portions. It has some scattered
moderate ink show-through and dampstaining (considering the humid conditions present
in Spanish Louisiana), still it remains quite readable, and in fairly good, solid overall
condition.
The 1795 the Treaty of San Lorenzo (Pinckney’s Treaty) confirmed the boundary between
Spanish Louisiana and Florida and the US placing the Natchez district under control
of the United States. Gayoso, in preparation for the transfer writes to Minor, now the
acting governor of the district concerning political unrest and confusion in light of the
impending transfer of sovereignty, as well as the arrival of surveyor Andrew Ellicott who
was to mark the new boundary between the United States and the Spanish possessions
of Louisiana and the Floridas, and it reads, in part:
“... Every body is now very busy gathering their crops; what a fine argument will be to them, to
see the effects of their neglecting their farms, for they must see and feel it. I dare say you will take
advantage of this circumstance to convince them of their error. I have seen your circular letter to
the people, it is well founded, that I am likewise glad that you made of it the use that was necessary
without making a point of publishing it at all hazzards (sic), there I see your prudence and I approve
one and the other. Be very cautious about anything concerning (Andrew) Ellicott - now and then
there is no harm in whipping them lightly, but now say any - that may tend to justify their former conduct, this is a most delicate matter that themselves proof (sic)
the propriety of what they have done. You know intimately (sic) as well as myself that they went astray for a great while, indeed there is no occasion of any other
proof than their won correspondence which they have published.
I am sorry for the loss of our friend Bernard another must be elected in his place and be careful that the writ of election communicated to the townships and that
the elections may be made out in the country with every possible precautions to prevent animosities of the parties. It is surprising how sickly the town has been at
Natchez... How is our friend Dunbar and how is McIntosh and the few like minded friends in the country. Tell me your opinion about Cochran, has he not be(en)
too warm on the occasion? I am afraid he has, for I find his repeated in the debates and what can not be without taking a very active what great harm Hutchings
and sent to Philadelphia. There is no harm in his going but there must be a great deal of precaution taken with regards to what he calls the committee of safety and
correspondence for he might by writing to them to set the country in a greater confusion than even in that it has been, be very cautious with regards to that.
The said committee must have no power to assemble the people, nor anything that may alter the agreement that our laws shall subsist, if they would act at their own
digression the political notions would entirely be overthrown and I should then find myself under the disagreeable necessity of compelling by force their proper
conduct. I expect that the two gentlemen sent from Congress will arrive soon. My beautiful Galiotte will be ready at the end of the present week and I (am) ready
to take a trip to Baton Rouge if they will meet me there in case they should not choose to come down all the way. I hope that their presence will quiet the minds of
the people and wish they would arrive. Whenever (Anthony) Hutchings wants a passport (word missing) to him but without expressing more”.
Hutchings (c. 1724-1811) was a New Jersey born veteran of the French and Indian War who grew up in North Carolina and followed his brother to Natchez in 1772
establishing himself as a planter. He became the first justice of the peace at Natchez and represented the district in the Assembly at Pensacola. He fled during the
American Revolution but returned in 1785, taking the oath of allegiance to the U.S. in 1798.
“Making a record perusal of your last letter I find that I had passed over one of the most important pages which contained the last information you got from Ellicott. The plan combined between our envoy and Blount with regard to money making might have a probably appearance enough, but my dear friend, how is it possible
that our envoy should attack Blount and the minister of state in the manner that he did, would no Blount expose him if this consideration was not in the way. I
might to form an opinion on the subject, but those circumstances are so striking that there is no resisting the reflections they offer”.
Interestingly, William Blount (1749 - 1800) had become embroiled in a major scandal in 1797, when a letter revealed that Blount was hatching a plot to incite the
Creek and Cherokee Nations of Native American Indians, into an attack on Spanish West Florida. Blount was impeached and expelled from the Senate for his
actions. Whether Gayoso was aware of this historic matter is unclear, but he did foresee other difficulties in the impending transfer, in part:
“... As to the 2 Governors of this Province being determined not to give up the country a person must be void of knowledge of our (word missing). However the
world so strangely attends that I do not think anything impossible or at least the politics of courts are such that they will make anything appear in the light that they
please. It will be very curious to see our Envoy counteracted with the same reasons with which he charges others. Tell me all you know about it and you may
assure Ellicott that it is my honor to obey and comply exactly with the orders of my court, but that nothing will give me more pleasure than to see the end of our
political differences and that though I do not intend to follow the operation of viewing the line, I will certainly go to see the first setting of for the sake of shaking
hands with him.
If the King finds it convenient to the general interest of his dominions to give up a little portion for other advantages what right have I to oppose it, nor what do I
care if I lose nothing and it is my Master’s will. It would appear that the people of the Western Country were informed of the victorious proceedings of power to
me - give me a little satisfaction by pledging him on his voyage. Enclosed I send my answer to the Committee of Correspondence, close it and send it to the proper
person, you will be surprised with my title, but the contents of their address deserves it, they express themselves in the most regular terms and their plan is full of
respect for our government and for that of the U.S. expressed in the most delicate manner and it is my opinion that their object fulfilled there will be no further
disturbance on their part and you may make very good use of them, by all means, it is a good policy to have their confidence and I believe my letter will please
them...”.
Gayoso adds, hurriedly in a postscript before the departure of the courier:
“PS - the Courier arrived, informs expectations of approaching general peace. The congress was held it is said that the English were disposed to
restore all their conquest and Gibraltar (not). Bonaparte was at the head of a formidable Army at Calais, probably to give an influence - to our
negotiations.”
This is a most remarkable and historically important letter. It was written by the Spanish Governor, detailing numerous intrigues attending the
official transfer of the Natchez District from Spain, to the United States. An impressive content letter which belongs in a major collection or
institution................................................................................................................................................................................................(4,000-5,000)
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James Monroe Imprint On the Eve of the War of 1812 !
83 June 15, 1812-Dated, First Edition, Imprint of the Printed
Letters between Secretary of State James Monroe and British
“Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary” Augustus
J Foster, Choice Very Fine. This is an original Imprint (printed just
3 days prior to declaring war, by order of the U. S. Senate entitled,
“Message from the President of the United States Transmitting
copies of Letters Which Have Passed Between the Secretary of
State and the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
of Great Britain.” Washington City, printed by R.C. Weightman,
1812. 9.25” x 5.75”, Calf spine and green paper over boards, 15
pages. Modern rebind tight, clean, quite handsome, booklet slightly
age toned, with mild bit of wear.
This attractive First Edition of this brief interesting correspondence
made on the eve of the War of 1812 between then Secretary of
State James Monroe and British “Envoy Extraordinary and Minister
Plenipotentiary” Augustus J. Foster, which took place between
June l0th and June 14th. Madison had sent a list of American
grievances against the British government to the U.S. Congress on
June lst, and did not formally sign a declaration of war until June
l8th. This interim exchange between the two country’s diplomats
represents a last ditch and ultimately failed effort to “play nice”. Foster in his two flowery letters maintaining that Great Britain’s
actions simply show it defending itself against French aggression,
and Monroe in his single letter maintaining that “it is impossible
for me to devise, or conceive any arrangement consistent with the
honor, the rights and interests of the United States” without Great
Britain taking certain actions. A few days after this last letter the
U.S. entered its first formally declared war with another nation...
Great Britain!................................................................. (400-600)
1817 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Official Election Notice
and Appointment to the House of Representatives
84 October 17, 1817-Dated, Partially-Printed Document Signed by
Eleven Electors, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fine. This is an
original, 8.25” x 6.5”, Appointment of Andrew French, Esq. to the
House of Representatives for Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. It has been Signed by eleven electors, four of which are listed as
“Return Judges.” This original document has been laid down onto a
heavy card for prior display, otherwise being easily readable, having
some light folds, minor edge rub, and some expected spots. This
is the first of this form we have seen. It is no doubt exceedingly
rare as such..................................................................... (400-500)
Letter Regarding the Marquis de Lafayette’s
Triumphant Return Tour of America in 1825
85 (MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE). June 25, 1825-Dated, Historic
Content, Autograph Letter Signed, “Orrin,” 3 pages, 4to., Union
College [Schenectady, N.Y.], 9.5”x 7.75”, Very Fine. This
original letter is written to an old classmate, Dr. Dennis Cooley
in Monticello, Ga., concerning seeing the Marquis de Lafayette
during his triumphant return to America in 1825. There is some
expected light toning at the edges, some fold weakness and minor,
partial separations. He writes, in part:
“Union College - June 25, 1825, — My Dear Brother... O, let
me tell you something wonderful, worthy to be remembered to tell
to my children and they again theirs! I saw La Fayette two weeks
ago. He visited Schenectady on his way from the western states to
Boston. June 17, he was to lay the first stone of a monument to be
erected on Bunker Hill. I am glad to see La Fayette honored. He
has done much for America. He spent his fortune and a considerable
portion of his life in her cause, and that at a time when no nation,
land and no other individual would raise a hand to vindicate her
rights, and the citizens of this country, whose liberty he has thus
helped to achieve, cannot too respect him; but yet they might do
this in a manner in which they would at the same time respect
themselves. They might honor him and not disgrace themselves. But it does look so boyish, foolish and more than foolish to see
the height of extravagance they go to in some place which he is
merely to pass through with scarcely time to look to the right or
left!...”
In 1824, at the invitation of Congress, Lafayette returned to the
United States embarking on a 14-month tour that took him through
24 States. In consideration for his services during the American
Revolutionary War, Congress awarded him $200,000 & a Township
of 24,400 acres. This is a truly historic letter that would be a
fabulous addition to any better collection regarding Lafayette’s
triumphant return tour of America in 1825.............. (1,000-1,500)
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“Gen. Lafayette” Folk Art Style Reverse Painting on Glass
Caleb Cushing’s Handwritten and Signed Eulogy
to the Marquis De Lafayette
Delivered in the House of Representatives
86 CALEB CUSHING (1800-1879) & (MARQUIS DE
LAFAYETTE). Massachusetts Statesman, Lawyer, Author,
United States Representative and U.S. Attorney General
under Franklin Pierce. February 25, 1839-Dated, A.Ms.S. 1p.
4to., [Washington], being his eulogy to Lafayette delivered in the
House of Representatives, 9.5”x 6.5”, Choice Extremely Fine. Well written in rich brown on early, period wove paper. There
is some expected light marginal toning, one small 1” edge tear at
top, overall in excellent overall quality. Cushing writes, in full:
“Regard him in the New World as a youthful leader of the armies
of independence; follow him in Europe amid the opening splendors
of the French Revolution, the favorite of an admiring nation;
accompany him, driven into exile by factions he could not control,
to the dungeon of Olmute; contemplate him, withdrawn from the
blighting allurements of the Empire to the shades of La Grange,
or issuing thence only to rebut the usurper; study him as one of
the trusted leaders of a constitutional Opposition; or behold him
once more the arbiter of his country’s destiny, at the epoch of the
Three days: & you see in all the changes of such a life, in either
hemisphere, in camps or in councils, in prosperity or adversity, but
one man ever before you, — ever the same ardent lover of liberty,
-ever the same unwavering supporter of public order, ever the same
firm & disinterested patriot, ever the same generous, conscientious,
frank-hearted, honorable, true-minded — La Fayette. — (Signed)
C. Cushing, - House of Representatives - 25 February 1839”
A truly remarkable, original historic document of memorial and
tribute which is written entirely in Caleb Cushings own hand, and
delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives................. ................................................................................. (3,500-4,500)
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87 c. 1824 Marquis de Lafayette’s Triumphant Return Tour
of America Period, Hand-painted, Folk Art Style, Portrait
of Lafayette, Reverse Painting on Glass titled, “GENERAL
LAFAIETE” (sic), Hardwood Framed, Choice Very Fine. This
impressive, early Hand-painted “GENERAL LAFAIETE” (sic)
central image, measures about 9.5” x 7” (sight) being housed in a
simple period wooden frame to 12.25” x 10”. The highly colorful,
bold painting of the Marquis de Lafayette with gold, brown, red,
blue, green and white details. The central Portrait of Lafayette in
his dress military uniform is quite nice, having a handsome Folk
Art Style, depiction of the French officer who was so very beloved
by Americans. It has smooth brushstrokes and subtle, delicate
execution, possibly being imported. The painting is strong and
vibrant, with almost no distractions. It appears virtually impressive
and vibrant today as is was when made nearly 200 years ago with
only minor irregularity to the lower white area, attesting to its
originality. It is simply a great, decorative piece.
This wonderful Reverse Painted Glass portrait is of the famous
American Revolutionary War hero and French Revolution leader,
General Lafayette. Lafayette served directly under General George
Washington, who treated him as if his own son, with great honor
and distinction. He soon became a highly respected officer revered
by American citizens. In 1824, upon President James Monroe’s
invitation to visit the United States as the “Nation’s Guest,”
Lafayette accepted. He returned to America and began his grand
tour visiting all 24 States. This impressive, period Folk Art style
portrait was most likely made for sale to the U.S. market during this
period of Lafayette’s heightened popularity. The wooden frame
has some expected minor original surface nicks and scuffs, with
a brass ring on the upper central reverse for hanging on display. The Hand-lettered name in the large white bottom border reads,
in a quaint misspelling, “General Lafaiete.” Note that the letter
“N” is reversed, besides the obvious spelling error.
We have recorded two other similar Reverse Painted examples
sold in our EAHA Auctions, April 23, 2005, Lot 345, selling for
$2,875 and the other offered on June 10, 2006, Lot 488, selling at
$2,750. This is a fresh, excellent opportunity for collectors, which
took half a decade to appear..................................... (2,500-3,000)
Beautiful 1824 “LA FAYETTE” Tour White Silk Ribbon
Rare 1855 Charter of the AETNA INSURANCE Company
88 1824 Lafayette Commemorative Silk Ribbon, “The Companion
of Washington, the Nation’s Guest.” Black imprint on White
Silk. Very Choice About Mint. This is an original c. 1824
Military bust in elaborate sunburst, sold by H. Korn, Philadelphia,
measuring the full size of 7” x 1.5”. A simply terrific and historic
item, commemorating Lafayette’s triumphant return to America! According to the reference book “Threads of History”: “Lafayette
revisited the U.S. from July 1, 1824 to September 1825. He was
presented with a specially built carriage upon his arrival, and
entertained at receptions and balls during his entire visit. In gratitude
for his aid during the Revolution, Congress voted him the sum of
$200,000 and a township of land. He was overwhelmed by the
reception. One of the highlights of his trip was his visit to Mount
Vernon and the grave of his war companion and commander,
George Washington, who had been then dead for a quarter of a
century. Ten years after his visit, on May 20, 1834, Lafayette died
in Paris.”......................................................................... (350-450)
91 1855-Dated, Original Imprint, Charter of the AETNA
INSURANCE Company, Hartford, Connecticut, Very Fine.
Authentic 1855 Charter of the AETNA INSURANCE COMPANY
of Hartford, Connecticut, 4 pages, measuring 13.75” tall and 8.5”
wide. This official printed copy is noted upon the top of its title
page, “Filed May 26th 1855, T. C. Rowles, Clerk” and is also hand
Signed, “Tho(mas) A. Alexander” Secretary with the embossed
Seal of the AETNA INSURANCE COMPANY within the paper. This imprint is also notarized at Hartford, CT, on July 1, 1854,
hand Signed by “Henry Fowler” Justice of the Peace. This may be
some sort of official amendment to the charter to facilitate its move
to Hartford. The inside page lists various assets of the company
totaling just over $500,000 at that time.
In 1850, Aetna Insurance Company organizes an Annuity Fund to
sell life insurance. Aetna Insurance Company turns to a Hartford,
Conn., judge, Eliphalet A. Bulkeley, who was a general counsel
to the company and also on its board of directors. Judge Bulkeley
had been the president of the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance
Company, which was, when founded in 1846, the first life insurance
company in Connecticut. He was chosen to head the Annuity Fund
operation, and in the summer of 1850, the department commences
business.
In 1853 the Annuity department separates from Aetna Insurance and
is incorporated as Aetna Life Insurance Company. The company’s
first president is Eliphalet A. Bulkeley. The name “Aetna” is
retained to take advantage of the good reputation of the original
Aetna, and because three years of life policies already had been
issued under that name. The name was inspired by an 11,000-foot
volcano on the eastern shores of Sicily, Mt. Etna, then the most
active volcano in Europe. Awed by the strength of the mountain,
they named their fledgling venture Aetna Insurance Company. 1854
- Aetna hires its first full-time employee, Thomas O. Enders. 1857
- Aetna moves to new offices on Hungerford and Cone Streets in
Hartford, Connecticut.
An extraordinary original document that should likely be in the
archives of an Insurance or Hartford, Connecticut Museum, if not
at AETNA itself !..................................................... (1,800-2,000)
Impressive 1824 “The Nation’s Guest, Lafayette” Silk
89 1824 Commemorative Silk Ribbon, “The Nation’s Guest,
Lafayette,” Black imprint on White Silk, Choice Extremely
Fine. This is an original c. 1824 Silk Ribbon with a Military Bust
of Lafayette in an oval laurel wreath, American Heraldic Eagle on
Shield above holds scroll reading “LA FAYETTE,” measuring to
a full size of 7.25” x 1.75”. Inscribed “THE NATION’S GUEST”
and “Sold by H. Korn, 82 N. 2nd St. Philada”. Boldly printed
being well centered and having excellent eye appeal for display. A simply terrific and historic item, commemorating Lafayette’s
triumphant return to America!....................................... (300-400)
1834 “LaFayette-Died”
Commemorative Medal Silk Ribbon
90 1834 “LaFayette Died” Death Medal Ribbon. White Silk,
black and copper imprint, measuring to a full size of 6” x 2.5”,
Extremely Fine. This original Commemorative Silk Ribbon shows
drapery over facsimile image of François Caunois’ 1834 Lafayette
“Death” Medal. It reads, “LAFAYETTE - DIED - May 21st 1834
- Aged 70 Yrs.” The Marquis de Lafayette was actually 77 years
old at his death............................................................... (300-400)
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Mexican-American War
No Slavery In The Mexican War’s Newly Won Territories
Scarce 1840s Mexican War Service “Declaration”
92 1840s, Mexican War Service Declaration Certificate, Unused,
Choice Very Fine. This rare form is printed in black on white
period paper, measuring 4” x 7.5” and is headed “Declaration.” Its
text, however, reveals that this certificate was to be used to record
a soldier’s service during the Mexican War. The text reads:
“The state of ..... County of .... On this ..... day of .... 184- .... before the
subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for the county aforesaid, personally
appeared ...... who being sworn according to law, declares that he is the
identical .... who was a ..... in company .... in the .... regiment of .... in actual
service during the war with Mexico. That he, the said .... enlisted on the ....
day of .... 184- to serve for .... and was discharged at ..... on the ..... day of
.... 184- by reason of .....” Handwritten on the back is a notation (which
may not be related to this document): “H. S. Summaries Ward. Vouchers
in guardian’s a/c.”
Aside from some light brown stains at the left and right ends from
an old mounting, this unusual, certainly rare document remains in
excellent overall condition. A historic Mexican War Service form
missing in virtually every collection.............................. (500-600)
94 February 16,1847-Dated Mexican War Era, Printed U.S. Senate
Document, Being a Resolution by the Pennsylvania Legislature
that Slavery be Prohibited in any New Territory Acquired as a
Result of the Mexican War, Choice Extremely Fine. This is a
scarce, original printed document dated 1847, being a Resolution
adopted by the Pennsylvania Legislature, requesting that the state’s
Congressmen seek to prohibit slavery from any new territory the
United States might acquire as a result of the war with Mexico,
and is signed in type by members of the state’s legislature. The
original resolution is dated February 16, 1847. This printing of
the resolution is from the U.S. Senate Journal, later in 1847, near
the end of the 29th Congress. This print measures 9” x 5” and is
printed on one side only, the back being blank. Likely disbound
from the Senate Journal and trimmed, this print is in wonderful
condition, without folds or tears, and only lightly age toned. A fine
item which would display well................................... (800-1,000)
1846 Texas-Mexican War Army Recruiting Broadside Ordering Volunteers To Report - Previously Unrecorded
93 (TEXAS - MEXICAN WAR). May 30, 1846, Mexican War Broadside, ordering Volunteers to report to the Brigade Inspector of the Pennsylvania
Militia, and requiring uniforms in accord with regulation, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Choice Extremely Fine. Measures 9” x 12” on choice crisp
paper with deckled edges, as issued. Text reads, in part:
“To the Volunteers and citizens residing within the bounds of the 1st Brigade 4th Division, P.M. [Pennsylvania Militia]… notice is hereby given
that all offers of services on the part of volunteer companies… must be made to the Governor of the Commonwealth through the undersigned
Brigade Inspector. The laws of this State require the uniform of volunteers to be the same as that worn by the same description of force in the
United States army…. The requisition upon the Governor of this Commonwealth, being for Six Regiments of Infantry, the services of no other
description of volunteers will be accepted.”
Precipitated by the annexation of Texas in December 1845, the Mexican War was formally declared on May 13, 1846. At the time, the nation’s
armed forces consisted of a small regular army and an aggregate of state militias, all of which had different regulations, uniforms and chains of
command. When the call-to-arms went out, thousands of men responded, and the infrastructure to process recruits and organize them into volunteer
regiments had to be hastily improvised. This broadside, printed on May 30, reflects the state of confusion that existed early in the conflict, as local
governments scrambled to meet enlistment quotas and outfit men properly for the march south.
This original broadside may be the only single surviving example of this exceedingly rare, if not unique, historic Broadside. Not found in either
of the major collections at the University of Texas or Library of Congress, its importance and rarity cannot be overstated. Printed in the bold
typefaces so characteristic of the era, and in a remarkable state of preservation (like it was posted yesterday), it has tremendous presence… is of
museum quality and excellent for display..............................................................................................................................................(4,500-5,500)
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No Slavery In The Mexican War’s Newly Won Territories
Extraordinary Texas-Mexican War Field Press Broadside
Printed by the Advancing American Army by Gen. Worth
94 February 16,1847-Dated Mexican War Era, Printed U.S. Senate
Document, Being a Resolution by the Pennsylvania Legislature
that Slavery be Prohibited in any New Territory Acquired as a
Result of the Mexican War, Choice Extremely Fine. This is a
scarce, original printed document dated 1847, being a Resolution
adopted by the Pennsylvania Legislature, requesting that the state’s
Congressmen seek to prohibit slavery from any new territory the
United States might acquire as a result of the war with Mexico,
and is signed in type by members of the state’s legislature. The
original resolution is dated February 16, 1847. This printing of
the resolution is from the U.S. Senate Journal, later in 1847, near
the end of the 29th Congress. This print measures 9” x 5” and is
printed on one side only, the back being blank. Likely disbound
from the Senate Journal and trimmed, this print is in wonderful
condition, without folds or tears, and only lightly age toned. A fine
item which would display well................................... (800-1,000)
“Santa Anna’s March” Music Sheet Composed
by an American Officer in the Mexican-U.S. War
95 1847, Music Sheet: “Santa Anna’s March,” by W.C. Peters,
Published by W.C. Peters, Cincinnati, OH, Choice Fine. 13” x
10,” 5 pages, uncolored engraved cover. The full title reads: “Santa
Anna’s March to which is added a Popular Melody Composed on
the Battlefield of Buena Vista by an American Officer. Arranged
for the Piano Forte and Inscribed to Miss Fitzgerald by W.C.
Peters.” The piece is designed for one or two performers. Some
modest dampstaining and toning, reinforced spine, horizontal fold
along the middle—not affecting the overall presentation or value
of this important historical item............................... (1,200-1,500)
96 (TEXAS - MEXICAN WAR). 1847 Mexican War Broadside, an
order Abolishing Taxes in occupied areas, General Headquarters,
Puebla, Mexico, Choice Extremely Fine. Measures 5.75” x 9”,
printed in Spanish on excellent crisp pale green paper, backed with
polyester. Translation in full:
“GENERAL HEADQUARTERS. - Puebla, May 27, 1847 - By
this order, it is hereby decreed that all rights, taxes or tolls, be they
internal, local or international, on all types of provisions that are
needed by or handed over to the United States troops, are hereby
abolished and it is prohibitive to charge these tariffs, while the
said troops are occupying the area; this decree covers all points
of the rearguard and up to thirty leagues on both sides of the line
of occupation. - By order of General Worth. - W.W. Mackal,
A.A.G.”
One of many General Orders printed on army field presses as
American forces advanced towards Mexico City and occupied
territory along the way. This order, which prohibited Mexican
provincial governments from collecting taxes on goods sold to
American troops, was issued by Gen. William J. Worth, a veteran of
the Seminole War. Worth had fought under Zachary Taylor in the
northern campaign that culminated with the capture of Monterrey. Transferred to the command of Winfield Scott, he distinguished
himself in the victorious advance from Vera Cruz to Mexico
City, which Worth was the first American to enter, receiving the
surrender of the capital. In 1848 he was given command of the
Dept. of Texas, but his career was cut short by cholera................ ................................................................................. (3,000-4,000)
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1848 Hand-Color Broadside and Map of the
U.S. & Mexico Outstanding Historic
Mexican-American War Period Map
1848 Mexican War Extensive Thirteen Page
Massachusetts Militia Roster of All 700 Soldiers
( Our Back Cover Image )
97 1848-Dated, Hand-colored Broadside Map headed,
“ORNAMENTAL MAP OF THE UNITED STATES &
MEXICO,” Entered according to Act of Congress in the year
1848, Published by Ensigns & Thayer, 50 Ann Street, New
York, Very Fine. This is an authentic Huge, Patriotic and Historic
Mexican-American War Period Broadside Map measures 30.5”
x 22.5” includes a rare central Hand-colored Map titled, “Map of
the United States and Mexico, Including Oregon, Texas and the
Californias.” It is surmounted by portraits of General Taylor and
General Scott, dressed in their military uniforms, being on either
side of the central President George Washington. Below at bottom
are colorful geographic scenes of the “Great Temple Dedicated
to the Sun,” Mexico, “The Halls Of The Montezumas,” and at the
bottom center an American Flag Steam Ship named “UNION” with
text below reading “An American Exhibiting To The Sovereigns
Of Europe The Progress Of His Country.”
This self proclaimed “Ornamental” Mexican War period Broadside
is accomplished with a Hand-colored and Hand-carved woodblock
engraving process. Multiple colors include red, green, yellow,
blue, and black against a slightly toned off-white period paper sheet
that has been archivally laid down upon modern cloth fabric for
preservation. There are some deft sealed and repaired edge splits
and a small repaired absence to the extreme outer margins, including
a fine sealed 3.5” split at top center, yet they are not distracting to
the printed portions. Other text block devices located at the right
and left sides of the central map include information on the States
of the Union at that time, including the latest “Possessions,” of
California and Texas. Another text block in yellow reads, “Distances
In Mexico.”
The map itself is titled, “Map of the United States and Mexico
- Including OREGON, TEXAS and the CALIFORNIAS.” It has
both heavier outline and lighter colored areas which identifies;
“New California,” “New Mexico,” “Oregon Territory,” “Missouri
Territory,” “Sioux District,” “Indian Territory,” as well as the other
then existing states. There is no doubt that this Patriotic Broadside
was produced in the celebratory atmosphere in the wake of, and
surrounding the American victory over Mexico in 1848. This
impressive historic display piece is ready for proper framing, as
it would present very well on display...................... (2,500-3,500)
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98 May 1848-Dated, Mexican War Period, Manuscript
Massachusetts Militia Roster Document, with Original Silk
Tie, Choice Extremely Fine. This original, 13 page, handwritten,
9.75” x 8” historic document is dated May 1848. It is a list of the
names of all 700 members of the Massachusetts Militia who lived
in Cambridge, as recorded in the city Assessors Office, signed by
Lucius R. Paige, City Clerk. The men listed were enrolled for the
year 1848 and were ready and able to serve their country, should
the Mexican War elevate to a larger campaign. It is nicely tied
together being bound with a green ribbon and is in excellent overall
condition. A very scarce, original Mexican War Militia Roster
Document....................................................................... (400-500)
1847 Mexican War Document Recruiting Musicians
Signed by James W. Denver
the Civil War General & Denver, CO!
99 JAMES W. DENVER (1817 - 1892). American Politician,
President Abraham Lincoln Commissioned Denver a Brigadier
General in 1861, Lawyer, and esteemed Actor. The city of
Denver, Colorado, is named after him, as is the Denver Omelette.
April 7, 1847-Dated Mexican War Period, Manuscript Document
Signed, “James W. Denver, Capt US Infantry,” Choice Very Fine. This very clean original document measures 7.25” x 12” has light
folds, some light show-through and is in excellent, boldly written
and signed condition, contracting two musicians to serve with the
12th US Infantry in 1847 during the Mexican War. Reverse side
docket added and dated on May 10th, 1847. This is a truly great
content Mexican War Document Recruiting Musicians document
and JAMES W. DENVER signature............................. (500-600)
Civil War & Related
Important Mexican Civil War of 1857-1861 Letter
to United States Minister to Mexico, John Forsyth Jr.
Extremely Rare
Original Confederate Privateer Commission
100 (MEXICAN CIVIL WAR 1857-1861). c. 1858, Manuscript
Letter Draft, Unsigned, Undated, written to United States Minister
to Mexico, John Forsyth Jr., from the Vice-Consulate in Mexico,
two sides of 1 page, 10.5” x 8,” Very Fine.
This historic letter was apparently written in haste and is not totally
clear whether this letter was written from Mexico City to Forsyth,
who was then out of the country, or whether this was written from
a U.S. Vice-Consulate somewhere in Mexico to Forsyth in Mexico
City. When President Santa Ana was overthrown in the 1855
Revolution of Ayutla, Ignacio Comonfort became President. The
new constitution of 1857 led to a civil war (the War of Reform)
from December 1857 through January 1861. Two governments
were established, the conservatives in Mexico City and the liberals
in Vera Cruz. The liberals eventually won and the United States
recognized their government, led by Benito Juarez. Forsyth had been
appointed Minister to Mexico in 1856, but in 1858 he demanded
his passport and withdrew from the U.S. Legation. This letter
describes military movements in Zacatecas, in central Mexico, by
Miguel Miramon (1831-1867). Also mentioned is an insult to the
English flag and the looting of its treasury. The writer states that
he expects to be under bombardment within a few days and will
be unable to protect the American flag. This letter reads, in part:
“...Since four months the ( ) Army has entered this state...At first
owing to their small number there was on their part a show of respect
to liberty, life and property. After some 300 men were sent from this
place to a hacienda near to the Mineral de Catorce, to be defeated
by less than two hundred of them, and when reinforcements from
the frontier to the number of 3000 with artillery marched there,
the law concerning bandits and revolutionaries formulated by the
Government of Mexico, there has been no limit to the destruction
carried on by Vidanori (?) captains.....Miramon and his 3000 on
the way from Zacatecas to this place, has felt the sharp fire of their
rifles. The gallant little army, cut their way through the enemy
causing some loss, but suffering almost a defeat. Zacatecas was
the next scene of carnage. Without knowing the full particulars
of the action, sufficient it is to say that Miramon with most of his
officers and his troops fallen prisoners with all their artillery after
8 hours combat....”
This important and historical letter draft is in excellent condition
with light age toning. A fabulous find for anyone interested in
Mexican History...................................................... (1,000-1,200)
102 c. 1860 Civil War Period, Partially-Printed Document,
Confederate (Privateer) Naval Commission, Unaccomplished,
Very Choice Extremely Fine. This is an extremely rare, original
and fully authentic, Confederate (Privateer) Naval Commission
Form, measuring a large size of 16.5” x 20” being virtually mint state
with a few vertical folds. Here JEFFERSON DAVIS, - President
of the Confederate States of America.” is thereby authorizing a
vessel and its Captain, in part:
“Commander, to act as a.Private Armed Vessel in the Service
of the CONFEDERATE STATES, on the high seas, against the
United States of America, their Ships, Vessels, Goods and Effects,
and those of their citizens, during the pendency of the War now
existing between the said CONFEDERATE STATES and the said
United States...”
These official Confederate forms when fully completed and
executed, are typically filled out and personally signed by President
Jefferson Davis. The use of these forms were disregarded in the late
spring of 1861, as they are imprinted with the city of Montgomery
as being the then Confederate capitol. Any such fully completed
and signed form is considered exceedingly rare and is extremely
valuable.
This unaccomplished example is in excellent condition, having a
centerfold and just some light wrinkles, being boldly printed and
attractive for display. A rare opportunity to acquire an original
Confederate Privateer Commission that is missing in most every
Confederate and Civil War Naval related collection..................... ................................................................................. (1,600-1,800)
John Forsyth Jr. (1812-1877) is best known as an American journalist and
editor. After his time as Minister to Mexico (1856-1858), he was part of a
delegation from Georgia to the Confederate government being formed in
1861.
Broadside For The Reunion of Mexican War Veterans
101 1899 Broadside For The Reunion of Mexican War Veterans.
Broadside issued in 1899 by “The New England Association Of
Veterans Of The Mexican War,” measuring 8.5” x 5.5”, notifying
members that “The Fifty-first Anniversary of the return home of
the Massachusetts Regiment of Volunteers in Mexico, will be
celebrated Wednesday, July 19, 1899, by a Reunion and dinner at
‘Squantum Inn,’ Squantum Park....” Gen. Samuel E. Chamberlain
is the Commander of the association. Choice Extremely Fine..... ....................................................................................... (300-400)
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Rare Original Confederate Field Press Printed Broadside
Issued in August 1863 by General “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler
Congress Thanks Farragut
Capture Mobile Bay In Civil War
104 February 17, 1866-Dated, (David G. FARRAGUT) Official
Congressional Resolution Printed Document, at Washington,
DC, Navy Department General Orders, No. 73, Choice Near
Mint. This original Printed Document is 1 page, measures 8.5” x
5.25” (215x140 mm), on period white wove paper, being the Navy
Department General Orders, No. 73. It is printing the text of the
Congressional Resolution which reads, in part:
“...tendering the thanks of Congress to Vice-Admiral DAVID
G. FARRAGUT, and to the officers, petty officers, seamen, and
marines under his command, for their gallantry and good conduct
in the action in Mobile Bay on the fifth of August, 1864.”
It is signed in print at its header conclusion by, “GIDEON WELLS,
Secretary of the Navy. An important, never even folded, very
historic original Naval honor made to David G. FARRAGUT.....
....................................................................................... (200-300)
103 August 3rd, 1863-Dated Civil War Period, Confederate Field
Press Printed Broadside, Choice Extremely Fine. This is a
very rare, original and fully authentic Confederate Field Printed
Broadside, measuring 6.5” x 12” issued by Major General Joseph
Wheeler, being General Orders No. 10, at Head Quarters, Wheelers
Cavalry Corps. This general order encourages the Cavalry officers
to the importance of their adopting all means in their power to
insure promotion to the valorous, skillful, and efficient officers
and to the soldiers of their respective commands, with instructions
for such recommendations, etc. It reads, in part:
“...This is do to those who by their patriotic devotion to duty, and
their valor and skill exhibited in the field, have shown themselves
worthy of advancement. It continues, ... the President to make
promotions... by appointing officers and soldiers who have been
distinguished for exhibiting valor and skill. The order continues
with a example of a recommendation for promotion. (Signed in
type) - Maj. Genl. Joseph. Wheeler.”
In December 1862, the Union Army of the Cumberland began to
advance from Nashville against Bragg’s army and Wheeler, now
commanding all of the Army of Tennessee’s cavalry, skirmished
aggressively to delay their advance. He drove into the rear of
the Union army, destroying hundreds of wagons and capturing
more than 700 prisoners. After the Battle of Stones River, as
Bragg’s army withdrew to the Duck River line, Wheeler struck the
Union supply lines at Harpeth Shoals on January 12–13, burning
three steamboats and capturing more than 400 prisoners. Bragg
recommended that Wheeler be promoted as a “just reward” and
he became a Major General on January 20, 1863. Wheeler led the
army’s Cavalry Corps from January to November 24, then again
from December to November 15, 1864. For his actions on January
12–13, 1863, Wheeler and his troopers received the “Thanks” of
the Confederate Congress on May 1, 1863.
This well centered, fully margined and very clean example is
in excellent condition on fine white wove period paper. It has
a few light folds, being fairly well printed for a field document,
and is attractive for display. There are no significant defects or
distractions. A rare opportunity to acquire an original Confederate
Field Press Printed Broadside, in recognition of the valor of their
soldiers, that is missing in most every Confederate and Civil War
related collection...................................................... (1,400-1,800)
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Lot 105
Lot 106
105 c. 1864 Civil War Era, Albumen Photograph of General U. S.
Grant, Gilt-brass Frame, Choice Mint. An original, 1” x .75”
Albumen Photograph of General Grant housed in an ornate, giltbrass frame..................................................................... (275-325)
106 c. 1864 Civil War Era, Albumen Photograph of General U. S.
Grant, Gilt-brass Frame, Choice Mint. An original, 1” x .75”
Albumen Photograph of General Grant housed in an ornate, giltbrass frame. Chest-up image of Grant with the text “Gen. U.S.
Grant” above. Scarce.................................................... (275-325)
Color CDV Image
Civil War Union Major Robert Anderson
107 c. 1860s Civil War Period, Carte de Visite, Hand-Colored,
Image of Union Major Robert Anderson, who was The Hero of
Fort Sumter, Very Fine. This is an original Carte de Visite that
is Hand-colored photograph mounted on heavy stock measuring to
3.75” x 2.5” of Union Major Robert Anderson in a 3/4 length pose
of Anderson in uniform. Back stamp reads, “Charles D. Fredricks
& Co. [Specialite,] 587 Broadway, New York.” Old identification
on the reverse with some minor tone on this very rare Hand-colored
image of the famous Union Major Robert Anderson.... (275-350)
Historic CDV Image
of a Civil War Period “Drummer Boy”
108 c. 1862 Civil War Period, Carte de Visite, Image of a Drummer
Boy, Union and likely New York, Choice Extremely Fine. This
original Carte de Visite Photograph is mounted on heavy stock
measuring to 4” x 2.5” of a Civil War period Drummer Boy. This
full length pose of a young boy in a military uniform carrying a
Civil War period drum and drum sticks. Back stamp reads, “J.J.
Butman, Main St., Little Falls, N.Y.” Gold gilt outer border, very
clean and crisp with a sharply detailed image. A very popular very
motif and scarce............................................................. (300-400)
Confederate CDV Image Davis, Lee, Jackson, Beauregard
111 c. 1865 Civil War Period, Confederate Carte de Visite Images
of Davis, Lee, Jackson and Beauregard, Very Fine. This historic
Carte de Visite photograph is mounted on heavy stock measuring
4” x 2.25” having images of four Confederate leaders, Jefferson
Davis, Generals Lee, Jackson and Beauregard. All four men are
shown in portrait style within small ovals. No back stamp, but
the images are identified by a Civil War period handwritten list
on the blank reverse side. Minor tone. A very rare CDV with a
Confederate leader grouping we have not previously offered....... ....................................................................................... (300-400)
Patriotic Civil War Union Silk Ribbon
Philly July 4th, 1863
Very Rare Civil War CDV
Collage Image of Union Officers
109 c. 1864 Civil War Period, Carte de Visite, Collage Image of
Union Officers, by Anthony, Very Fine. This original Carte de
Visite photograph mounted on heavy stock measuring 4” x 2.25”
of Civil War period Union Officers. General Grant is at top center
and the largest image. Back stamp reads, “Published by E.& H.T.
Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York. Manufacturers of the best
Photographic Albums”. Upper right corner of photograph has
slight wrinkle, overall a wonderful collage of Union Officers. Extremely rare!.............................................................. (300-400)
112 Silk Ribbon For the “1776 Celebration By The Friends of the
Union At Philadelphia, July 4th, 1863,” Gilt Gold Print on
Pink Silk, Choice Extremely Fine. This is an original, 7” x 2”
Silk Ribbon for a Patriotic Union rally, with bright gold lettering
on pink silk, with design of a Patriot climbing upon an American
Flag pole, a hammer held in his right hand. A great image, that is
very rare and the first we have offered.......................... (250-300)
Very Rare Civil War “Union Cavalry Leaders
& Raiders” CDV with George Armstrong Custer
& Others by Anthony
110 c. 1864 Civil War Period, Carte de Visite titled, “Union
Cavalry Leaders & Raiders” by Anthony, Choice Very Fine.
This original Carte de Visite photograph is mounted on heavy
stock card measuring to 4” x 2.5” displaying a fabulous montage
of 12 different important “Union Cavalry Leaders & Raiders”
in a portrait style. Back stamp reads, “Published by E. & H.T.
Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York. Manufacturers of the best
Photographic Albums”. One outstanding feature being an image
of George Armstrong Custer in his military uniform amongst this
most famous grouping. A very rare CDV being the first of this
type we have offered...................................................... (600-800)
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Abraham Lincoln Related
First Edition 1885
“Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant”
1861 CDV Photograph of President Abraham Lincoln
Rare Original O-49 “Inkwell” Photograph
By Alexander Gardner
113 1885/86-Dated. First Edition. Full Set of Two Books entitled,
“Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant,” Volumes 1 & 2 (Complete),
Published by Charles L. Webster & Company, New York, NY,
Fine. Both books in this complete set measure to 9” x 6.25” and
volume one consists of 584 pages and volume two has 647 pages. Both volumes are in used condition, bearing few signs of wear. The original green covers remain intact, the front hinge cracked
and partially loose on Volume 1. Frontispiece loose in Volume
2, boards with typical rubbing, bumped corners, worn edges, the
print is bold and clear and the interior quite nice.
The facsimile of the original Terms of Lee’ s Surrender as written
by General Grant is wholly intact. Also includes the printed
“facsimile” inscription by Grant that reads, “These volumes are
dedicated to the American soldier and sailor. - U.S. Grant., New
York City, May 23d, 1885.” While many mistakenly believe such
sets were inscribed by Grant’s own hand, he actually died days
after the manuscript was handed over to the publisher and never
lived to see the manuscript in book form. An impressive, original
complete set of books which has a golden embossed image of Grant
on its covers. (2 Book Set)............................................ (500-600)
114 c. 1861 Civil War Period, Carte de Visite Photograph of
President Abraham Lincoln, by Alexander Gardner taken at
Mathew Brady’s National Portrait Gallery on February 24th,
1861, Choice Crisp Extremely Fine. This is the rare original,
O-49 “Inkwell” Photograph by Alexander Gardner, that was taken
at Mathew Brady’s National Portrait Gallery on February 24th,
1861. This beautiful, historic image is one of five portraits that
were taken of the Lincoln this day, which are collectively known
as the “Inkwell Portraits”. This variant is designated as “O-49”
by Ostendorff. The Photograph itself measures about 2 1/8” x 3
1/4” and is mounted on its original, gold border, square corner
CDV Card Mount to an overall size of 2 3/8” x 4”. The back of
the card mount carries the official Anthony / Brady backstamp.
This Civil War period, CDV Photograph of Abraham Lincoln is in
excellent condition. The image exhibits a sharp, crisp focus and
very good contrast. Both the Albumen Photograph and the Card
Mount are clean and exceptionally well preserved. An excellent
example of this rare, President Abraham Lincoln “Inkwell Portrait”
variant. One of the very finest museum quality examples we have
seen, and it certainly worthy of a premium bid as such................. .................................................................................... (900-1,200)
115No Lot.
“Mourning” Carte de Visite Image of President Lincoln
116 c. 1865 Post Lincoln Assasination, Carte de Visite, “Mourning”
Image of President Lincoln, Very Fine. This historic Carte de
Visite photograph is mounted on heavy stock measuring 4” x
2.5” having a Portrait Image of President Abraham Lincoln with
a heavy outer black “Mourning” border. No back stamp, having
minor tone and some slight corner wear. The blank back has an
old mounting trace at its center. A scarce Lincoln Assassination
“Mourning” Carte de Visite........................................... (400-600)
Impressive 1865 Abraham Lincoln Mourning Ribbon
Lot 116
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Lot 117
117 c. 1865, Abraham Lincoln, Mourning Ribbon, Black Print on
Paper, Choice Very Fine. This original, 7.75” x 2.5” Lincoln
memorial ribbon has rich black printing on white period wove
paper. There is a large, bold central oval Portrait of Abraham
Lincoln facing right, with text above reading “In Victory” and
below, “We Mourn a Martyred Patriot.” A thick black border
surrounds the portrait. A horizontal fold runs through Lincoln’s
hair and a second one runs across just below the lower text, overall
being very clean, well centered and very bold in appearance........ ....................................................................................... (350-400)
Black History
Historic Civil War “Photo Op”
That Never Really Happened
118 1884-Dated, Famous Civil War Theme Cabinet Card,
Composite Advertising Souvenier Photograph, Entitled “Union
Commanders,” with President Abraham Lincoln, Very Fine.
This original 6.5” x 4.25” Cabinet Card shows a Historic Civil
War theme Composite Photographic Image of a seated President
Abraham Lincoln, flanked by: Admiral Farragut, General W. T.
Sherman, General George H. Thomas, General George G. Meade,
General/President Ulysses S. Grant, General Joseph Hooker,
General Philip H. Sheridan and General Winfield S. Hancock.
19th Century Black History
African Head Design Pipe Bowl
120 19th Century, Black History Related Pipe Bowl, African Head
Portrait Design, Clay, Fine. This is an original, authentic Black
History related Pipe Head, no stem present, made of fired Clay,
measuring about 1.25” high. It was formed in a mold, joining the
two halves with a fine seam at center. This is an above average
example that was actually used, the left side slightly darkend from
smoke and having a deeply designed hair and facial details with
ears intact as part of his profile. An important, sad reminder of
the previous history of American racial exploitation..... (250-300)
Scarce Frederick County, Maryland Slave Tax Document
Grant stands to Lincolns left and appears in suit and tie rather
than uniform. Below the image is printed, “Copyrighted by the
Notman Photo Co. Limited, Boston. - With Compliments of the
Travelers Insurance Company.” Also, at bottom of card is printed,
“Union Commanders. - The Notman Photo Co. Limited. 3 Park St.
Boston”. Large backstamp printed in gold ink, “With Compliments
of - The Travelers - Life and Accident Insurance Company, - Of
Hartford, Conn.” Minor scattered toning, the upper right corner
is bent, overall a truly wonderful and extremely rare image. The
very first we have offered.............................................. (400-500)
121 1858-Dated Pre Civil War, Partially-Printed Document, lists
SLAVE, for payment of Tax on owning a Slave(s), Used, Choice
Crisp Near Mint. This rare, original document was made to “Mr.
Richard Cranswick” and to be presented “To the Sheriff of Frederick
County” for collection of his State and County personal property
assets for 1858. This document leaves room to put in how many
Slaves were owned. This item being boldly printed in deep black
on bright, fresh white wove period paper that has not been folded
and having impressive overall eye appeal..................... (275-375)
Lincoln Ribbon with Quotation From Gettysburg Address
Excellent Content 1862 Richmond, Virginia Slave Auction
Letter Written Upon Civil War Union Patriotic Stationery
119 Woven Souvenier Silk Ribbon with Portrait of Abraham
Lincoln, American Flag and Quotation from the Gettysburg
Address, Adhered upon its original souvenier Calendar Sheet,
Choice Mint. This beautiful multicolored woven silk ribbon,
measuring 13.5” x 2.5” including its original red tassel at bottom. It has has a heraldic eagle with shield and 44 star American flag
at the top, a portrait of President Lincoln in the center with a scroll
below reading “Emancipation Proc(lamation),” and a quotation at
the bottom with words taken from the Gettysburg Address and
the Second Inaugural Address. This bright, clean Silk Ribbon is
stitched in red, blue, black, brown and gray. It is affixed at the
very top to a slightly larger heavy wove paper sheet, having a
printed calendar for the year 1916 below. It has the text, “This is
a Specimen of ‘Art in Weaving’ Made in Paterson, N.J. ‘The Silk
City.’” Other examples of this ribbon have sold at auction for as
much as $800. This example is in virtually mint condition and is
perfect for display.......................................................... (400-500)
122 September 9, 1862-Dated Civil
War Period, Southern Slave
Owner’s Slave Auction Sale
Letter, Written Upon Civil War
Union Patriotic Stationery,
Choice Extremely Fine. This is
an original, very rare Civil Wardated Southern Slave Owner’s, 2
pages, 7.5” x 4.5”, Manuscript
Letter with instructions for the
Immediate Sale of his two Slaves.
It is written by Charles Cook, on colorful red and blue printed
“Union” Patriotic Stationery, a vignette at top left depicting General
George B. McClellan, sent from Howletts, [Va.], Sept. 9, 1862 to
Slave Auctioneers, Dickinson & Hill, at Richmond. This letter
regards the sale of his two Slaves, who had most likely runaway,
since another person here is also specifically mentioned, “Robert
Lumpkin” who was a well known and infamous Richmond Slave
Dealer, who is known to have jailed and punished runaway Slaves. This great content letter reads, in part:
“you will please sell the two negroes referred to at the first favorable moment
you will not pay Mr. [Robert] Lumpkin [Richmond slave jailer] anything,
as I prefer to settle his bill myself. Please do the best possible for me in the
sale of the two negroes. Susan is not more than 18 years old probably not
over 16 and perfectly sound and healthy. The woman Elizabeth is about
26, I think, and is perfectly sound as far as I am informed; they were both
raised on this place. I will be in Richmond some day this week”.
A most unusual association of a Slave auction house and also a
known Slave jailer! In addition, this Slave owner is writing to his
auctioneer on all-American “Union” red, white and blue patriotic
stationery. This is quite amazing, unusual and the very the first
we have seen and unique as such!........................... (1,200-1,500)
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1862 Richmond, Virginia Slave Auctioneer Sale Letter
by the Commander of the
Third Brigade of Northern Virginia
1863 African American
Negro Troops by the Union Army
124 1863-Dated American Civil War Period. 1st Edition. Pamphlet
Imprint titled: “General Washington and General Jackson
on Negro Soldiers,” Advocating the Use of African American
/ Negro Troops by the Union Army, by Henry Carey Baird.
Philadelphia, Very Fine. This very rare and historically important
Civil War Pamphlet measures approximately 5 5/8” x 8 5/8” and
contains 8 pages, with its content and theme being a convincing
treatment of the past strength, valor and patriotism of the American
Negro Soldier. It is self bound (as issued) and is in very good
condition, being complete and intact with no evidence that the
pamphlet had ever been bound into a volume. The pages are
generally clean with a few small spots, some light edge wear and
a light central vertical crease.
123 October 10, 1862-Dated Civil War Period, Manuscript Letter
by Colonel Alexander G. Taliaferro, 23rd Virginia, a Southern
Slave Owner’s Slave Auction Sale Instruction Letter, Choice
Very Fine. This is an original, Civil War-dated Southern Slave
Owner’s, 1 page, 9” x 5.75”, Manuscript Letter having urgent
instructions for the Immediate Sale of his two Slaves. It is written
by written by Col. Alexander G. Taliaferro, 23rd Virginia, Rapidan
Station, [Va.], Oct. 10, 1862 to Slave Auctioneers, Dickinson & Hill,
at Richmond. This very direct letter regards the sale of his Slave
Servants by this well known Richmond Slave Auction company. This historic content letter reads, in part:
“Sell my Servants at the earliest possible moment! Do not defer
it even for a Day! They may decline rapidly and are now high. Sell all”.
This letter is Signed by Taliaferro as Commander of the Third
Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. Alexander Galt TALIAFERRO
(1808-1884) was a William & Mary College graduate who married
Chief Justice John Marshall’s granddaughter. He practiced law at
Culpeper, Virginia. Became Captain of the 13th Virginia on May
28, 1861, then Lt. Colonel of the 23rd Virginia on Sept. 12, 1861. He was wounded in the shoulder at Kernstown, Va. and later in
the hand at Second Manassas, afterwards transferred to the Invalid
Corps in 1865.
A most desperate sounding letter of instruction to this Slave Auction
House, which is nicely written and clearly readable in deep brown
ink upon plain period paper, having a thin prior mounting strip
trace along the extreme right reverse edge.................... (600-800)
1-Star Rarely Encountered Vintage “LIBERIA” Flag
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Through the use of numerous and extended quotations from
Revolutionary War General George Washington and also War
of 1812 General Andrew Jackson, the author expounds on the
historically record of the use of African American Troops during
the American Revolution and the War of 1812. There are many
passages quoted from both Washington and Jackson extolling the
virtues and courage of the Negro Soldier. At the end, the author
asks the question... “If our fathers and grandfathers saw fit to arm
and employ Black Soldiers in the defense of this nation, why should
we hesitate to do so now?” Certainly, this 1st Edition. pamphlet
would be an important addition to any Civil War and/or Black
History collection or library. The first we have offered of this
important Black History imprint.................................... (400-500)
125 c. 1890s Parade Size Flag, Country of “LIBERIA,” Printed
with 1-Star and 11-Stripes, on Cotton Muslin Cloth, Choice
Extremely Fine. This rare Printed Parade Flag displays only 1-Star
and 11-Stripes being of the early, turn of the 19th century era and
measures 17” x 11-3/8”. The Liberian flag bears close resemblance
to the flag of the United States, showing the ex-American Slave
origins of the country. The Liberian flag has similar red and white
stripes, as well as a blue square with a white star in the canton. The
eleven stripes symbolize the signatories of the Liberian Declaration
of Independence, red and white symbolizing courage and moral
excellence. The white star represents the freedom the ex-Slaves
were given, above the blue square representing the African mainland. It is basically a copy of the United States flag, The Liberia flag
was officially adopted on July 26, 1847. This historic flag for
collectors of Black History, with an important connection to the
United States and Slavery.............................................. (275-375)
1891 “History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment
of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865”
126 1891-Dated, 1st Edition, Hardcover Book, Cover entitled, “A BRAVE BLACK REGIMENT,” Black History Related Civil War Union
Regimental History of the 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Colored Infantry, Choice Very Fine. This is the rare original, 1st
Edition volume that is fully titled, “History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865”, By Luis F. Emilio,
Boston, 1891, Published by The Boston Book Company. Historically exceedingly important, this 1st Edition Regimental History of the 54th
Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry which was among the first, and the most storied of all Black / African American Union Regiments
to serve during the Civil War. This is the very Regiment whose story was told by the Academy Award Winning Motion Picture, “Glory”.
This outstanding Civil War Regimental History measures about 6,25” x 8.5” and contains 410 pages, plus 9 maps (two of which are fold-outs),
as well as numerous photographic plates depicting officers and enlisted members of the 54th Mass. Offered here is the first Regimental History
of the first Civil War regiment comprised of Free Black Volunteers, from a Northern state. It was led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, a Boston
abolitionist. Among its members, were two sons of Frederick Douglass.
In 1863, the 54th Regiment led the attack on Fort Wagner, at the entrance of Charleston Harbor. They lost the battle and 50 per cent of the unit
were killed or wounded, including Colonel Shaw. Several weeks later, a replenished 54th again lead an attack on Fort Wagner and this time
captured the Fort. The unit continued to serve until the end of the war, with most of their battles fought in South Carolina. The existence of the
54th Mass encouraged the formation of more Union Black regiments and eventually 180,000 black soldiers were serving in the Union army.
This important, Black regiment, Civil War Regimental History is in very nice overall condition. It is bound in its original green cloth with gilt
lettering that is sound, intact and very well preserved. The gilt lettering on the spine and front cover is crisp and bold with no fading or wear. The extremities are lightly bumped and the cloth is very clean except for a light, 1.5” diameter small stain at the bottom of the rear board. The
interior pages are complete, tight and very clean throughout with a couple of leaves exhibiting very minor edge chips caused by the publisher’s
miss-cutting of the signatures. There is some soiling and a couple of small stains to the fore edge and the block is very slightly cocked. Overall,
this is an exceptionally well preserved example of this very rare and historically important, Civil War Regimental History. This Volume is one
of the rarest and most desirable of Civil War Regimental Histories.
As this description is written, at the present time only three examples of this 1891, 1st Edition are offered for sale by online Book Dealers. One
in listed in “very good condition” at $3,000., a second (Ex-Library Edition) at $1,950. and the third (with ex-library markings), a cracked spine
and frayed extremities is offered at $1,350. This current example is superior in its quality to any of the above. This book related the story of the
54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment in great detail and with wonderful images and photographs. It directly relates to the famous Monument
across from the Massachusetts State House on Boston Common, that is in honor of Robert Shaw and the 54th Regiment, as depicted by remarkable
sculptor, Augustus St. Gaudens..............................................................................................................................................................(1,800-2,400)
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The
regiment was one of the first official black units in the United States during the Civil War. The 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment, recruited from
freed slaves, was the first Union Army regiment organized with African American soldiers in the Civil War, though many had fought in the American Revolution
and the War of 1812 on both sides.
The regiment was disbanded after the Civil War, but retains a strong legacy. A monument, constructed 1884–1898 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens on the Boston
Common, is part of the Boston Black Heritage Trail. A famous composition by Charles Ives, “Col. Shaw and his Colored Regiment”, the opening movement of
Three Places in New England, is based both on the monument and the regiment.
Colonel Shaw and his men also feature prominently in Robert Lowell’s Civil War Centennial poem “For the Union Dead” (1964); Lowell invokes the realism of
the Saint-Gaudens monument in this stanza:
Decorative Arts
Painting Of Civil War Union General Nelson Miles
Wearing His Medal Of Honor
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127 c.1880’s, Oil Painting of Union General Nelson A. Miles wearing
the Medal Of Honor, Choice Very Fine. This wonderful portrait
depicts General Nelson A. Miles, in full dress uniform, wearing
the Medal Of Honor he earned at the Battle of Chancellorsville
(May 1863). The unsigned portrait, done in oil on pressed board,
measures 6.25 x 4.5,” and is presently housed in an old wooden
frame. Apart from a few tiny scuffs, this painting is in great
condition. Nelson Appleton Miles (1839-1925) as a Colonel of
the 61st New York Infantry during the Civil War, earned a Medal
Of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Chancellorsville (May
1863) in which he was severely wounded. He was promoted to
Major General in 1865 and after the war commanded forces in the
western Indian Wars. Unpopular with superior officers and even
presidents, he was forced to retire in 1903.............. (2,000-3,000)
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Wonderful Capt. Cook Prints of Alaska from the 1700s
Printing Block for the Medallion
of German Physician “Willich” Dated 1550
128 c. 1750, Hand-Engraved Wooden Printing Block, for a Large
Medallion of Jodocus Willich and dated 1550, About Extremely
Fine. This rather large, impressive hand-engraved, wooden printing
block, measuring 3.25” x 3.25” (print size 3”), is for a Portrait
Medallion of German physician, Jodocus Willich (1501-1552),
at age 49. This medallion is inscribed in Latin around the large
central portrait, and Willich’s the date of the medallion, “15 - 50”
being on either side of his head. This printing block is in excellent
condition, aside from a small 1” section of the outer edge having
broken away (now missing), taking a few letters of the inscription
with it. Originally trained as a priest, Willich is best known for
his four volume work on anatomy published 1543-1544. A very
rare, likely unique and highly unusual, printing block representing
a historic piece of early Medical History................. (1,000-1,500)
130 c. 1781, 11 Prints of Alaska, the American Northwest, and the
Arctic, Choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine. These original
prints were published in London by Alexander Hogg for use as
illustrations in a book describing Captain James Cook’s Voyages. Each print is disbound and measures 9.75” x 14.75” and include
the following titles: 1. The Inside of a House, in Nootka Sound; 2.
The Tschuktschi, and their Habitations; 3. The Inside of the House
in the Morai, in Atooi / Canoes of the Oonalashka; 4. A View
of the Habitations in Nootka Sound; 5. A View of Snug Corner
Cove in Prince William’s Sound; 6. Natives of Oonalashka, &
their Habitations; 7. Portrait of a Man of Oonalashka / Portrait of a
Woman of Oonalashka; 8. View of the Inside of a Winter-Habitation
in Kamtschatka; 9. Exact Representation of the Inhabotants of
Norton Sound, and of their Habitations, &c.; 10. A View of the
Town and Harbor of St. Peter and St. Paul, in Kamtschatka; 11.
The Inside of a House, in Oonalashka
Most of these imprints are in excellent condition for framing and
display, though a couple have tight bottom margins, affecting the
title; others have some light scattered foxing. Lot sold “as is”. (11
prints)....................................................................... (1,000-1,200)
Mint “Dr. Franklin Aged 84”
Engraved Copper Plate Print
Hand-Engraved Original Woodblock Printing Plate of
“A Priest Being Burned at the Stake”
129 c. 1750 (or earlier), Original Printing Hand-carved Woodblock
& Print, of a Priest Being Burned at the Stake, Likely New
England, Choice Extremely Fine. 2” x 2.25” x 1”- thick
woodblock and its matching 2” x 2.25” uncolored modern print
impression from the block, matted to 11” x 8.5.” A detailed graphic
that would have accompanied an 18th century anecdote about
witches and “maleficia”—the threat to do evil work on behalf of
the devil. (The bottom of the block has a white tag noting that the
image is possibly illustrated on p. 299 of an unnamed text about
woodcuts). The woodblock is black in color from actual use and
has a split from age but is still capable of printing sharp images. (2 items)................................................................... (2,000-2,500)
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131 (c. 1800) Print of Benjamin Franklin at Age 84, Engraved by
D. Edwin, Uncolored, Later struck impression Off the Original
Copper Plate, Very Choice Mint. This beautiful, stippled portrait
of Benjamin Franklin, no date or place, is Signed in the Engraved
Print by C.W. Peale (as the painter) and D. Edwin (as the engraver).
Captioned, “Dr. Franklin Aged 84,” below the bust. The image
shows an older, bespectacled view of Franklin. This lovely portrait
was printed from a Copper Plate measuring 6.25” x 4” with a deep
prooflike impression, into an overall larger later era white heavy
wove paper sheet, to the overall size of 10” x 8.”
This historic image is a copy of Charles Willson Peale’s portrait
of Franklin made in 1785, upon Franklin’s return from completing
peace negotiations in England (now on display at the Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Arts). Edwin must have made this engraving
sometime in or after 1790, subsequent to Franklin’s death at age
84. A wonderful fresh looking print, the original engraved printing
plate now being over 200 years old, which is highly suitable for
framing and display....................................................... (300-400)
Historic Liverpool Creamware
Rare Large Colorful Historic
Liverpool Creamware Pitcher
Wonderful and Unusual
c. 1790 Liverpool Creamware Mug
With A “Surprise”
Ceramic Hand-Painted “FROG” Inside!
132 c. 1790, Rare Liverpool Creamware Mug, Masonic Transfers,
With a Surprise... Ceramic Hand-Painted “FROG” Inside,
Choice Extremely Fine. This wonderful, very rare design Liverpool
Creamware Mug measures 4.75” tall x 3.5” at its base. It has a
vivid black Masonic transfer showing a large Temple at center,
with various typical Masonic symbols including; the Sun, Crescent
Moon, “All Seeing Eye,” a Compass and much more. The Temple
building is flanked on each side by tall columns topped with globes. On the left stands “Justice” holding her Scales and Sword. On the
right stands “Knowledge” holding her Magnifying Glass. Under
the building is the poem which reads: “The world is in pain, Our
secrets to gain, But still let them wonder agaze, They ne’er can
devine, The word nor the sign Of a Free an Accepted MASON.” Below the poem is, “J. PHILLIPS & Co. Sunderland Potery.”
As a special added surprise feature, inside this Mug is a 2.75” tall
Hand-painted green Ceramic Frog looking upwards and as made. There are no chips or detractions, as this mug is in excellent quality. A truly great, piece and the first we have seen with a cute looking
Frog inside!.............................................................. (1,000-1,500)
133 c. 1805, Historic Liverpool Creamware Pitcher, with Seven
Different Transfers, including: “WASHINGTON IN
GLORY,” a Colorful 15-Star American Flag Sailing Ship with
“INDUSTRY” below and “FRANCIS STEVENS” under spout
and more, Choice Extremely Fine or better. This is an original,
quite magnificent looking, Historic Liverpool Creamware Pitcher
which measures a large size of 10.5” tall x 5.5” at its base. There
are Seven separate Transfers, one either side and two located below
the spout. There is a large, scarce style “Washington in Glory”
memorial black transfer, added below the text: “AMERICA IN
TEARS” and “A MAN without example A PATRIOT without
reproach.” Under the spout are two smaller transfers, “FRANCIS
STEVENS” within a wheat and laurel wreath and an early style
Federal American Heraldic Eagle with 15 Stars, representing the
15 United States at that time.
The other large transfer in a highly Colorful 15-Star American Flag
Sailing Ship. Under the Sailing Ship is the legend “INDUSTRY”
and the words, “When this you see, Remember me, Tho’ many
Leagues We distant be.” An additional small transfer is found
under the handle, being is a floral design. This outstanding Historic
Liverpool Creamware Pitcher is in excellent quality. It is clean and
bold with one faint tone spot upon the base rim at bottom beneath
the spout. This highly colorful and impressive Liverpool Pitcher
is of museum quality and ready for placement on display............. ................................................................................. (3,750-4,500)
Liverpool Creamware Pitcher
With Legends: “THE BLESSINGS of PEACE”
and “THE MISERIES OF WAR”
134 c. 1810, Historic Liverpool Creamware Pitcher “THE
BLESSINGS of PEACE” and “THE MISERIES OF WAR,”
Very Choice Extremely Fine. This quality Liverpool Creamware
Pitcher measures 8.5” tall x 4.5” at its base. There are two black
Transfer scenes displayed. One side has “Peace” consists of a
mother reading to her three children under a tree, with a group of
older children and the father doing the harvest in the background. The other side has a “War” scene, which shows two wounded men
on the ground, one being tended to by a woman and the other one
has a man rushing to his side to give aide. In the background are
two buildings, apparently representing their homes, burning. An
excellent example having no cracks, chips or noticeable detractions,
thus excellent for display......................................... (1,800-2,400)
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Early Child’s Printed Handkerchief
“Jack the Giant Killer”
135 c. 1800 Child’s Printed Cotton Textile Handkerchief headed,
“Jack the Giant Killer,” featuring vignette images depicting
scenes from the British Fairy Tale of the same name, Likely
American made, possibly British, Choice Very Fine. This late
18th or early 19th Century, Red Printed on Textile measures about
10” x 7.75” and is made of a delicate and finely woven white cotton
fabric. The fabric is well printed, clean and has no staining, soiling
or foxing. It features twelve different scenes from the story, “Jack
the Giant Killer,” including images of at least seven different Giants
(one, two and three headed variations).
Each scene is captioned with text such as “Jack Killing Giant
Cormorant”; “Jack Outwitting the Welsh Giant”; “Jack Cutting Off
a Giant’s Head” (this is not a tale for the squeamish child); etc. The
scenes are separated by a geometric pattern and there is a simple,
printer’s border around the edges. This early textile is undated
and unsigned by the manufacturer but the style of the illustrations,
date it to the late 18th or very early 19th century. The image are
very similar to those found in very early, illustrated Chap Books
of this classic story. A very rare and highly attractive, c. 1800
Printed Children’s Handkerchief similar to several other examples
illustrated in THREADS OF HISTORY, pages 80 and 129 (later
issues) this specific design NOT LISTED IN “THREADS,” also
the first we have seen.................................................. (800-1,000)
Nice Indian Wars Era United States Army Officers Photo
137 c. 1885 Indian Wars Period, Oversized Mounted Cabinet
Photograph, measuring a large size of 7.5” x 9.5”, taken of
Seven United States Army 6th Infantry Officers and Non-coms,
Choice Very Fine. This original, oversized mounted Cabinet
Photograph was taken by an unknown photographer circa 1885. Their hat insignia identifies them as 6th Infantry, as they pose at
the opening of a tent. There are two soldiers who are holding their
Staff Officers swords, possibly of National Guard, not regular army. It is in very nice condition with one small corner water stain at the
lower left that does not intrude into the main image itself. Scarce,
specially in this large size and having such sharpness, excellent
tone and clarity............................................................... (300-400)
Rare Snuff Box for Zachary Taylor “Gen. Zach. Taylor.
Old Rough and Ready The Hero of the War with Mexico”
136GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR. Decorative Historic Bust
Portrait Snuffbox, Choice Extremely Fine. Zachary Taylor
(November 24, 1784 - July 9, 1850) was the 12th President of
the United States (1849-1850). Taylor was a historic American
military leader who ran as a Whig in the 1848 Presidential election,
defeating Lewis Cass. Taylor was the last President to hold Slaves
while in office, and the last Whig to win a Presidential election.
This is an original round Commemorative Memorial Snuffbox,
having a central Bust Portrait of a rather senior Zachary Taylor
facing right in his civilain dresscoat printed in black, upon a bright
golden-copper reflective background. It measures 3.5” in diameter
and .75” high. The text surrounds the portrait reads, “GEN. ZACH.
TAYLOR. - Old Rough and Ready - The Hero of the War with
Mexico”. There are some minor edge chips, deft conservation and
actual honest wear. Overall, this is an attractive, museum quality
snuff box that has a great image and is vastly superior to most
encountered of this genre. Very rare....................... (2,500-3,000)
Known as “Old Rough and Ready,” Taylor had a forty-year military career in the United States Army, serving in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, and the
Second Seminole War. He achieved fame leading American troops to victory in the Battle of Palo Alto and the Battle of Monterrey during the Mexican–American
War. As president, Taylor angered many Southerners by taking a moderate stance on the issue of slavery. He urged settlers in New Mexico and California to
bypass the territorial stage and draft constitutions for statehood, setting the stage for the Compromise of 1850. Taylor died just 16 months into his term, the third
shortest tenure of any President. He is thought to have died of gastroenteritis. Only Presidents William Henry Harrison and James Garfield served less time.
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Scarce 1918 World War I “Jewish Welfare Board” Poster
138November 11, 1918-Dated WW I, “Jewish Welfare Board,”
Patriotic Fundraising Poster, Very Fine. This 32” x 22” TwoColor, Brown & Blue Poster is by Sidney Reisenberg being signed
in the printed poster, and printed by Alex Gravure, Inc, New York,
for the Jewish Welfare Board. There are some very tiny edge
wrinkles, two fine 2” long edge splits at left that are repaired on
the reverse, plus some moderate humidity tone at the bottom and
left sides. This historic WW I Poster depicts a blue “Star of David”
to the left of a wonderfully depicted Doughboy, a soldier raising
his hand toward the viewer. It asks civilians to contribute to the
United War Work Campaign of 1918. At top it reads, “Civilians,
When we go through this we need all the help and comfort you
can give.” At bottom, “The Jewish Welfare Board, United War
Work Campaign - Week of November 11, 1918”.
The poster’s artist, Sidney H. Riesenberg, became noted as both a
major illustrator and a painter. He did covers and interior work for
such magazines as Harpers, Scribners, Collier’s and the Saturday
Evening Post. Riesenberg’s paintings were mainly of a Western
genre, his original oils are actively sought after and have been
setting record prices at recent auctions. He reached his peak as
an illustrator during WW I, being personally inspired by the war
effort. His major works include “Remember The Flag of Liberty”
(the famed immigrant 3rd Liberty Loan poster) and the dramatic
“Over The Top For You.” A nice even tone runs through the piece,
and it is in truly excellent condition. We have sold other examples
of this classic poster for upwards of $1,200 in prior auctions....... ....................................................................................... (600-800)
New York In Flames & The Statue Of Liberty Destroyed
140 World War I, Liberty Bonds Poster, “That Liberty Shall Not
Perish From the Earth” by Joseph Pennell, Showing New York
in Flames and the Statue of Liberty Destroyed, Extremely
Fine. This stunning World War I Liberty Bonds Poster, done in
orange and brown, shows a squadron of (German) biplanes flying
over New York City to bomb it, while it is already in flames.
The Brooklyn Bridge has collapsed and the Statue of Liberty is
in ruins, with a U-boat skulking nearby. Printed by Heywood,
Strasser & Voigt Litho Co. in New York, this 40.5” x 28” poster
was originally to be titled “Buy Bonds or you will See This,” but
the publisher changed the title. This poster is also known to have
been printed by Ketterlinus in Philadelphia. The phrase, “That
Liberty Shall Not Perish From the Earth” was probably suggested
by the ending of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. This poster is
in nice, solid considtion with some trivial edge roughness at its
bottom edge. Although the print run of this poster exceeded more
than two million copies the poster is very tough to find because it
was printed on an exceedingly poor paper stock. A heart-stopping
image, perhaps more appropriate today than 97 years ago, specially
with it appearing so close to the imagery of New York City from
“9-11”............................................................................. (600-800)
Bold & Historic “Philadelphia” 1960s TWA Travel Poster
139 c. 1960s, TWA Travel Poster titled, “Philadelphia,” With the
Benjamin Franklin Statue, by “Litho in U.S.A.-5-E.L.” Choice
Very Fine. This fabulous large and colorful, original TWA Travel
Poster measures 40” x 25”. Poster is advertisement for TWA,
Trans World Airlines, flying to Philadelphia. Depicts an early
airliner flying over Independence Hall and a statue of William
Penn. Vibrant colors of red, white blue and bronze. Signed in
print by the lithographer, “Swanson”. Minor edge wrinkling at the
lower right corner. A magnificent, highly patriotic promotional
Poster for “Philadelphia” naturally with Benjamin Franklin. A
great display item!......................................................... (500-600)
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Historic Political
Very Rare Style Andrew Jackson Silk Mourning Ribbon
Original 1843 Poem Ridicules Wisconsin’s 2nd Governor
141 Frederic Augustus Sprague (1794-1865). Prominent Physician
from Eagle, Wisconsin and State Senator. December 23, 1843Dated Autograph Letter Signed, “Frederic A Sprague”, 2 pages,
measuring 12.5” x 8” with Integral Stampless Address Leaf, Very
Fine. This boldly writtem, brown in upon period paper letter has
some very minor tone with some minor edge repairs. Frederic
Sprague comments to Jonathan Parsons (a new member of the
Territorial Legislature), on political matters and his personal scorn
for Wisconsin’s second Territorial Govenor, James D. Doty. It
reads, in part:
“i was pleased to hear...that old Coon Doty out of the way and some decent
man in his place,... then you and the honorable Gentlemen who compose
our Legislature, might enjoy yourselves this winter, and do a great deal
of good for the Territory & the people... that old Coons message (i think)
is an insult to the Legislature and to the people... i often wonder what
such things as Gnats, Musquetoes, Skunks, Doty and Snakes were made
for... perhaps were it not for these infernal creatures, we Badgers who are
Blest...” Sprague then transcribes what appears to be an original 6 stanza
poem, a satire on Doty and the politics of the day. It begins:
“So let old Doty still go on, With all his monkey shines, - He soon must
up Salt River go - And leave us here behind.” (2nd stanza:) “Yes up Salt
River he must go - Along with ‘Tyler too’ - And Webster, Ewing, Henry
Clay, - And all the federal Crew.” (3rd Stanza:) “And then no more these
Coons will sing, - ‘We’l Burst the Dutchmans Boiler’ - But all must go to
catching froggs - Along with ‘Captain Tyler’.” ( 4th stanza:) “And then
(i think) you’d laugh to see, - So many hairy Coons - Groaning because
they lied so much - About the ‘Golden Spoons’.” (5th stanza:) “Their is
no use for us to try - To ever till the ground, - While that old Coon is at
the Helm - And others lurk around.”(Last stanza:) “But when the Coons
they are all dead - Or up salt river gone, - Then we once more will start
the plow, - And try to raize some Corn.”
143 c. 1845, Andrew Jackson Memorial Silk Mourning Ribbon,
Choice Very Fine. This is an original, 6.75” x 3” Andrew Jackson
Mourning Ribbon, printed in black on white silk. It is extremely
well centered and printed. The central design is surrounded by a
thick black “mourning” frame, with a portrait of Jackson at the top. Below that portrait is a dramatic action scene of Jackson riding
into battle with an American Flag behind him, flanked by black
flags as drapery and an American eagle, shield, cannon, muskets
and drum, with the text, “General - Andrew Jackson - The Hero
- Battle of New-Orleans. Below: “Born March 15th, 1767. - Died
June 8th, 1845. - Aged 78 Years.” Some traces of old hinges at
top and bottom. Overall, quite pleasing and rare, being the first
of this impressive design we have offered..................... (400-600)
Superb Quality “The Union and the Constitution” Silk
144 c. 1860 Civil War Period, Colorful
Patriotic Silk Ribbon, “The Union
and the Constitution,” Superb Mint.
This original 5.75” x 2.5” highly
colorful Red, Black and Blue on White,
Patriotic Silk Ribbon has a vignette of
“Lady Liberty” Standing and holding
a 34-Star American Flag and Sword. Behind her is the United States Capitol
Building of the day with a flag flying
atop. A stack of cannon balls to her
right and an American Heraldic Eagle
with shield to her left. The legend,
“The Union and the Constitution” at
bottom. The vertical scalloped edges
are a nice decorative touch, as made. This ribbon is bright, fresh, never folded
or creased, making it a superb example
for display...........................(400-500)
A superb Wisconsin Territorial period content, historic Letter and
original Political Poem, that simply doesn’t hold back!................ ....................................................................................... (600-900)
Gorgeous Henry Clay Silk Presidential Campaign Ribbon
142 May 24, 1844-Dated, Henry Clay Presidential Campaign Silk
Ribbon, Sullivan-Fischer HC-46. Very Choice Mint. This
exceptional quality Henry Clay, Dubbed the “Great Compromiser,”
Presidential Campaign Silk Ribbon measures 6.75” x 2.75,” and
was engraved by Bannerman. It is boldly printed in black on white
silk. This specimen has excellent centering with wonderful eye
appeal. This piece features a nice central portrait image of Clay,
here called “Harry of the West.” An American Heraldic Eagle is
perched above his oval portrait. This silk ribbon was made for
the “YOUNG MENS WHIG NATIONAL - CONVENTION held
in BALTIMORE. - May 24, 1844.” with the text below reading,
“The Farmer of Ashland - Honor to whom Honor is due”. A truly
marvelous, beautiful and historic, scarce Political silk ribbon...... ....................................................................................... (400-500)
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Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens Confederate Presidential Electoral Ticket From the State of Virginia
“LLOYD’S NEW POLITICAL CHART, 1861.
With a Map of the United States,
Showing the Free States, Border Slave States,
Cotton States, and Territories in Different Colors.”
145 (JEFFERSON DAVIS & ALEXANDER STEPHENS),
President and Vice President of the Confederate States of
America. Original and authentic Printed “Electoral Ticket For
President And Vice President,” for the Confederate States of
America. It is well printed black ink on yellow-tan wove period
paper, for the State of Virginia, measuring approximately 5” x 3.5”,
Choice Extremely Fine. Header reads: “For President JEFFERSON
DAVIS, Of Mississippi / For Vice President ALEXANDER
STEPHENS, Of Georgia.” Other VA. State candidates for offices
are printed below, including at top: JOHN R. EDMUNDS, of
Halifax (VA). John R. Edmunds (b. c1812), of Halifax County,
was a wealthy planter who constructed a vital link of railway for
the Confederacy, was pardoned June 16, 1865. Signed in ink on
the back by the Southern voter who cast this ballot. Some slight
chipping, otherwise bold, clean and clear. Very Rare on this color
paper and is a very nice example for display................. (375-450)
Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson Ticket
146 April 30, 1868-Dated, Engraved Admission Ticket, to the
Gallery of the United States Senate for the Impeachment Trial of
President Andrew Johnson, Very Fine. This original Admission
Ticket measures 3.5” x 3” and is printed in black on heavy, bright
yellow card stock. It was apparently used, as there is no left side
stub present. It was printed by Philp & Solomons of Washington,
D.C. A diagonal crease runs from the top to bottom. The text is
printed in black ink and reads: “U. S. Senate - Impeachment of the
President - Admit the bearer - April 30th, 1868 - Gallery” and is
Signed in Print by the Sergeant at Arms, George F. Brown. This
Ticket is for Impeachment proceedings in the Senate Chamber
taking place on April 30, 1868. An impressive, highly colorful
example of this very historic and monumental American political
event............................................................................... (450-650)
On May 26, 1968, the Senate acquitted President Johnson of all the articles
of impeachment which were brought against him earlier by the House of
Representatives. The House had voted on February 24 to impeach the
president by a vote of 126 to 47. The Senate vote to acquit was 35 to 19,
just one short of the two-thirds required for conviction and removal from
office.
147 1861-Dated Civil War Period, Hand-colored Printed Broadside,
“LLOYD’S NEW POLITICAL CHART, 1861. With a Map of
the United States, Showing the Free States, Border Slave States,
Cotton States, and Territories in Different Colors.”, Published
by H.H. Lloyd & Co., Choice Very Fine. This outstanding,
original Broadside Poster measures 35.25” x 27.25” (by sight),
professionally framed under glass for display to an overall size of
40.75” x 32.75” in a decorative, inner gilt lined wooden frame. It
is simply a fantastic piece of Civil War Period Political Americana. It includes a veritable almanac of information that has outstanding
imagery to decorate any wall, replete with numerous historic
Portraits including; President Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet,
Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, Maj. Robert Anderson, and others. Each
portrait is accompanied by its biography.
Various other charts show; “Popular Vote for President, 1860.,” the
“Relative Rank of States for Different Decades.,” the “Population
of the United States.,” the “Population of Territories in 1860.” and
others. There are some sealed internal tears, minor edge chips at
the upper corners and is overall truly a very nice, museum quality
decorative item, that seems perfect for Abraham Lincoln, Political
Prints or Civil War collectors alike.......................... (1,500-2,000)
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“Proclamation ! - JAMES A. GARFIELD is dead !”
148 September 23, 1881-Dated, President James A. Garfield
Mourning Broadside, Pella, Iowa, Printed by “Blade” Steam
Printing House, Very Fine. This large, original Black Bordered
“Mourning Broadside” measures 21.5” x 14” and is headed:
“Proclamation!” Printed in deep black on off-white wove period
paper, with a heavy black outer border. Some trivial tone, paper
loss at the centerfolds from actual use. The text reads, in full:
“JAMES A. GARFIELD is dead! The peoples’s chosen magistrate, honored
and esteemed by millions, is no more! It is, however, unnecessary to proclaim
this sad fact to the citizens of Pella. The dreadful intelligence has reached
the ears of and brought deep grief to every heart within her corporate limits. In view of the terrible calamity which has befallen our beloved country, and
that heartfelt sympathy so universally expressed in behalf of the bereaved
family may in a public manner be shown, I earnestly request that upon
Monday, the 26th inst., the day upon which the President’s remains will be
laid to rest, that the citizens of Pella abstain from their business avocations,
that the churches and business houses be appropriately draped in mourning,
and that upon that day ALL attend religious services, due notice of which
will hereafter be given. - Given under my hand, at Pella, Iowa, this 23rd
day of September, A.D. 1881. - H.M. McCully, Mayor of Pella.”
Teddy Roosevelt “He’s Good Enough for Me” Silk Ribbon
150 1904 Presidential Campaign Multi-colored Silk Ribbon,
Theodore Roosevelt, With its Original Pin, Choice Extremely
Fine. This origin, large size 9.5” x 3” Silk Ribbon, still has the
original pin for mounting to a coat lapel. Multi-colored, with
“Republican Party” at top and a circular bust of Teddy Roosevelt
enclosed by crossed flags. Below that is a full length figure of a
printer pointing to a streamer inscribed with, “He’s Good Enough for
Me” and an inscription that reads, “and so is the whole Republican
Ticket” below. A panel listing Roosevelt and Fairbanks and the
candidates for seven local offices on left side and a keystone
inscribed “Election Tuesday November 8th 1904” at bottom. Some red color stain at the extreme right edge. Listed as “TR-33”
on page 321 of “American Political Ribbons and Ribbon Badges
1825 - 1981”, by Edmund B. Sullivan and Roger A. Fischer........ ....................................................................................... (200-300)
Theodore Roosevelt “Stand by the Republican Party” Silk
This authentic 1881 dated Broadside has full broad margins
and it well centered, making it excellent for proper framing and
display............................................................................ (250-350)
Teddy Roosevelt Rough Rider On Carrying A Large Flag
151 Presidential Campaign Multi-colored Silk Ribbon, Theodore
Roosevelt, With its Original Pin, Choice Extremely Fine. This
original, large size 9.5” x 3” Presidential Campaign Silk Ribbon,
still has the original pin for mounting to a coat lapel. Multi-colored,
with “Stand by the Republican Party” at top and a globe with a
map of the United States enscribed “World Power” and surmounted
by four flags with pennants reading, “Sound Money, Patriotism,
Protection and Progress”. A list of candidates for eight local
offices flanked at sides by entwined columns. A circular bust of
Teddy Roosevelt at bottom. Listed as “TR-22” on page 319 of
“American Political Ribbons and Ribbon Badges 1825 - 1981”,
by Edmund B. Sullivan and Roger A. Fischer............... (200-300)
1906 Theodore Roosevelt
“Fair Play & A Square Deal” Silk
149 Republican Campaign Multi-colored Silk Ribbon, Theodore
Roosevelt, With its Original Pin, Choice Extremely Fine. This
original, large size 9.5” x 3.25” Silk Ribbon, still has the original
pin for mounting to a coat lapel. Multi-colored, with “Republican
Party” at top with Teddy Roosevelt in Rough Rider attire riding a
horse and carrying a large flag with a streamer reading “Stalwart
Republicanism to the Front”. Under that is a celluloid bust of
Weaver enclosed by a wreath with “Our Next Mayor” on a scroll
above and “John Weaver” on a bow below. “Magistrate James
Fealy” on a scroll, with “Election Tuesday” on a panel and “February
17th 1903” on a shield at bottom. Listed as “TR-8” on page 318
in “American Political Ribbons and Ribbon Badges 1825 - 1981”,
by Edmund B. Sullivan and Roger A. Fischer. Very scarce......... ....................................................................................... (275-350)
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152 1906-Dated Local Political Campaign Silk
Ribbon, Theodore Roosevelt, “Fair Play & A
Square Deal,” With its Original Pin, Choice Mint.
This original, large size 9.5” x 3” Silk Ribbon, still
has the original pin for mounting to a coat lapel. Boldly printed in blue on off-white silk, with “Fair
Play & A Square Deal” at top and a drawn bust of
Roosevelt framed by a rosette and two streamers
inscribed, “Republican Ticket 1906”. Lower text
reads, “Vote For Magistrate Charles P. Rooney
and the Whole Republican Ticket” inside an ornate
frame. Minor folds. Listed as “TR-41” on page
322 of “American Political Ribbons and Ribbon
Badges 1825 - 1981”, by Edmund B. Sullivan and
Roger A. Fischer...................................(200-300)
Historic Americana
c. 1820s Mary Steiner’s Bound Sheet Music of Popular
Songs American Printed In Baltimore and Philadelphia
Rare Design
“LA FAYETTE - Born 1757 - Died 1834” Silk
153 1834 The Nation Mourns a Hero Gone. Black imprint upon
White Silk, measuring a large 8.75” x 2.5”, Extremely Fine.
This is an original Commemorative Silk Ribbon having a thick
memorial black bar over the bust of Lafayette, aged head with Laurel
wreath and also in a large Laurel, “THE - NATION MOURNS - A
HERO GONE”. Intricately patterned square depicts urn on tomb,
“LA FAYETTE - Born 1757, - Died 1834. At base LONG TRIED
- AND - NEVER FOUND WANTING.” Some light folds, minor
scattered stain and tone with several pinholes at the base where
this ribbon was previously attached and actually worn! A very
scarce design.................................................................. (375-450)
155 c. 1820s Bound Volume, Sheet Music, Twenty Eight Popular
Songs and Tunes, Most Published by G. Willig or John Cole
(Baltimore circa 1820), 12” x 9” Sheets, With actual period
notations, Mixed Condition, Fine to Very Fine. This in an
original, fully authentic Bound volume of about 28 different pieces
of Sheet music of popular songs and tunes belonging to “MARY
STEINER” that name being gold embossed into the hardcover.
most published by G. Willig or John Cole, Baltimore (circa 1820)
and in Philadelphia in the same timeframe. The printed pages are
heavy wove rag-cotton period paper, printed in black. About ONE
THIRD of the pages are Defective, having significant tears, chips
or other assorted defects (not counted here towards the overall
valuation). Two Thirds are still quite nice, being whole, solid
well printed and complete. The cover shows wear, the pages are
sometimes heavily worked with, having the owners notations and
extensive musical comments, sold “as is” as such. It would seem
that Mary Steiner was a musician herself, perhaps a performer or
music teacher? She was definitely heavily using this book and its
contents!
Rare 39-Star American Flag Made Circa 1875 “Dakotas”
A sampling of the various Songs and Tunes Include: “Auld Lang
Syne”, “Drunken Sailor, or Columbus”, “The Queen of Prussia’s
Favorite Waltz”, “New Orleans and Prague Waltzes, many, many
more, etc... This is a wonderful, heavily used and obviously prized
bond volume of post War of 1812 era, early American printed sheet
music, in a very original presentation......................... (800-1,000)
Rare Circa 1850 Original
“Kentucky Rifle Gunpowder” Can
154 c. 1875, 39-Star American Flag, Printed Cotton, Choice Near
Mint. This rare parade size, 39-Star American Flag measures
about 12” x 16.5” and is boldly printed on white cotton. This is a
very rare and “unofficial” American Flag. In the 1875-76 period
the Dakotas were first thought to be entered as one state within
the Union. This Flag was likely produced during that time frame. Ultimately, the Dakotas actually became two separate States in 1889. This Flag has a rare configuration and pattern. It is in excellent
overall condition having only some very light water traces along
the right side and has been folded, apparently never used. A most
historic American Flag. We previously sold a similar 18” x 30”
39-Star Flag on printed cotton in our EAHA Auction of May 16,
2009, Lot # 569, graded Extremely Fine (with some problems) at
$1,711. This historic example appears to be in about equal overall
quality...................................................................... (1,200-1,600)
156 c. 1850s, Original “KENTUCKY RIFLE GUNPOWDER”
Can, Hazard Powder Co., Hazardville, CT, About Fine. This
original 3.75” x 4” x 2” thick, metal can, is lacking the cap but
contains a more modern cork. The body of the can is painted black
with age-toned black and white printed label—illustrated with a
frontiersman with beaver hat shooting a rifle, with his trusty dog
at his feet. Label with minor chipping and scrapes. Minor wear to
paint finish. Similar to the example printed on page 126 of “Gun
Powder Cans & Kegs: the Bacyk Collection” by Bacyk, Bacyk &
Rowe (1998) with a slightly different label................... (450-500)
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c. 1840 Spectacular Hand-Painted On Silk Masonic Apron
The Best Quality Masonic Apron We Have Ever Seen !
Superb 1886 “Battle Of Bunker Hill” Souvenir Pillow
( Our Front Cover Image )
158 1886-Dated, Souvenir Silk Embroidered Pillow, “Battle Of
Bunker Hill,” Choice Near New. This original Souvenir Silk
Embroidered Pillow of the “Battle Of Bunker Hill,” measures about
5” x 5.5”. It has a decorative central black printed on silk image
of the monument, with Colonel William Prescott, the colonel who
commanded the rebel forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June
17, 1775 upon it. It is told often told that Prescott cautioned his
men “Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes”. This
Pillow reads “Bunker Hill 17th June Assoc. 1775 - 1886”. The
pillow has four decorative round golden devices in the corners and
an outer lace and silk fringe. Overall, it is in excellent condition
with the exception of a couple of light age spots. Undoubtedly
extremely rare. This example being the very first we have seen
and offered..................................................................... (300-400)
1893 Worlds Fair Quilt
With Portraits of Famous Inventors
157 c. 1840, Superb Ornate Hand-Painted Silk Masonic Apron
with Fringe, Housed in a Custom Plexiglas Frame, Choice
Near Mint. This original, full size and colorful 18” x 17” Masonic
Apron is made from brilliant crimson red Silk background with
a beautiful multicolor Hand-Painted devices. It is remarkable
and highly unusual, with a fabulous scene of an Native American
Indian offering his Peace Pipe to a White Man, dressed in his claw
hammer coat and stove top beaver hat (who looks remarkably like
Abraham Lincoln but is not), with a teepee in a stand of trees in
the woods behind them. Traditional typical Masonic symbols are
present including; a Sun, Crescent Moon and Seven Stars, the All
Seeing Eye, Justice Scales, Clasped Hands, and a Laurel Wreath
are all present, being hand-painted in bright gold gilt. There is an
impressive braided border in blue and white thread, with the apron
and bib having dark forest green fringe.
This Masonic apron remains in superb original condition. It has no
tears, no stains or defects and only a few tiny areas of paint loss on
creases that do not distract. This extraordinary specimen has been
professionally and archivally mounted on linen within a valuable
custom made thin box frame made out of protective Plexiglas on its
front and all four sides for viewing. This spectacular Hand-Painted
On Silk Masonic Apron is the single finest design and Masonic
item in general, that we have ever encountered. It is absolutely
unique in its design, of museum quality in its extraordinary state
of preservation, and is ready for immediate and prominent display. (Ex: Rex Stark Americana Catalog 2003.).............. (6,000-8,000)
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159 1893, Worlds Columbian Exposition Quilt, Decorated on Both
Sides with Portraits of Famous Inventors and Scenes from the
Fair, Made for Cochrane’s Turkey Red Works, Choice Very
Fine. This spectacular quilt, made as a souvenir for the 1893
Chicago Worlds Fair, measures 8 feet in length by 6.5 feet in
width, and is decorated with an ornate, brown and orange print on
both sides, depicting George Washington and 3 famous inventors,
and scenes at the Fair. This print, repeated 4 times on each side,
has a bird’s-eye view of the fairgrounds, looking inward from
the shore of Lake Michigan, surrounded by smaller scenes and
portraits of George Washington, Samuel F.B. Morse (inventor of
the telegraph), George Stephenson (inventor of the locomotive), and
Robert Fulton (inventor of the steamboat). This whole designed is
labeled, “Souvenir World’s Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893.”
Hidden in the design near Stephenson’s portrait is an advertisement
for “Cochrane’s Turkey Red Works, Malden, Mass.” Founded by
Alexander Cochrane in the late 1850’s, the Cochrane Chemical
Works (also known as the Malden Chemical Company) produced
Turkey Red dye for textiles. This quilt must have been made for
the Cochrane company, which, likely had an exhibit at the Fair, as
there is another quilt with a different Columbian Exposition design,
which was also made for Cochrane. One side of the quilt offered
here has a dark red border around the edges, no doubt colored with
Turkey Red Dye. This quilt is in excellent condition, with some
very light soiling here and there. A wonderful piece of Americana
from the highly collectible Worlds Columbian Exposition........... ................................................................................. (2,400-2,800)
Matched Set of Lindbergh “Spirit of St. Louis” Airplanes
Tragic Four-Page Letter Regarding the
Historic Galveston, Texas Tornado Disaster of 1900 !
160 September 8-9, 1900, Tragic Letter from H.J. Lister to his Sons
after a Tornado Destroys Galveston, Texas, Very Fine. This
four-page letter is written on two sheets, measuring 10.25” x 7.75”
and 8.5” x 6.25”, and contains a detailed, eyewitness account of
the disaster to Galveston, Texas, which was flooded by 5 to 10
feet of water after a tornado hit the island. H.J. Lister, owner of a
savings and loan association, describes the high winds and rising
water from Saturday, June 8, to the aftermath of drowned families,
destroyed houses, railroad tracks, and dead animals:
“Dear Boys: Supposing that the newspapers had given you an
account of the fearful disaster that has overtaken this town… We
had a very narrow escape… A tropical storm had been reported in
the Gulf for two or three days. It struck here on Saturday morning
early and by 9 A.M. the water was dashing over the wharves on
the bay front and the wind blowing at a furious rate… Still I did
not apprehend any serious danger, but it continued to rise and at
3.30 P.M. I sent the clerks home & drove out home myself. Water
up to the seat of the buggy most of the way…
The water came to a standstill about 10 P.M…. The slates blew
off the roof & the rain came in on us… When morning came we
were surrounded by a great mass of debris of all kinds & beyond
that – the sea! The entire island was under water from 5 – 10 ft.
Some houses were standing on the other side of our street, beyond
that everything was swept clear to the gulf. Entire town is a wreck,
scarcely a house that was not badly damaged or demolished entirely.
The loss of life is fearful. Yesterday and to-day they are gathering
corpses all over & loading them on barges & taking them out to
sea to bury them there… Our own loss is considerable… Anna
& I worked at saving what we could but this morning the stench
from dead animals & corpses which were all around us was so
great… We are cut off from the outside world & don’t know what
the storm did up in the state or at New Orleans… Estimates now
reach 1500-3000 dead… with love to both. Papa.” This riveting account rivals current descriptions of the 2005
Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans!... (800-1,200)
One of the worst disasters of the 20th century, the Galveston Tornado
killed about 7,200 people. In contrast, the San Francisco earthquake of
1906 took the lives of 452 people. Galveston was located on a thin island
across the bay from where the Trinity River emptied into the Gulf of
Mexico. By the summer of 1900, Galveston was the largest port in Texas,
exporting grain, but in the face of the storm, the city was defenseless—the
entire island was only a few feet above sea level and nothing separated
the city from the sea. No seawalls, no barriers or levees. The dead bodies
were dumped at sea, but they floated back to the city, where they had to
be piled up and burned because it was not possible to bury them quickly
enough. Massive looting and thefts occurred, but eventually order was
restored and precautions against future storms—a 17-foot high sea wall,
and raising structures some 13 feet—were built.
161 c. 1927, Matched Original Pair of Charles Lindbergh “Spirit
of St. Louis” Celluloid Airplanes, (1) Pinback and (1) Pencil
Topper, both Choice New. This is an original, truly wonderful,
Matched Set of Two celluloid “Spirit of St. Louis” airplanes, made
to commemorate Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight from New
York to Paris. The pencil topper measures 2” x 2” with a white
fuselage and black wing, and the Pinback measures 2.5” x 2” with
a black fuselage and white wing. Each plane has printing on top of
the wing, “Spirit of St. Louis” “New York to Paris May 21, 1927”. Housed in a 5.5” x 4.5” Riker mount. The finest quality examples
we have seen and the first matched set we have offered............... ....................................................................................... (400-500)
1881 View Book Scenes of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
162 1881-Dated, Folding View Book titled, “Album of Baltimore
& Ohio R. R. Scenery,” Scenes along the Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad, Choice Extremely Fine. This scarce, original View Book
measures 6” x 3 3/8” and contains 12 wonderful period Folding
Panels of Sepia Toned Views. It was published and copyright in
1881 by Wittemann Bros. of New York. The interior plates were
engraved by Louis Glaser, with fantastic views from Harper’s Ferry
to the Cheat River. Views include “Relay Station”; Harper’s Ferry;
John Brown’s Fort; U.S. Armory; Jefferson Rock; Potomac River;
Cumberland Narrows; Wills River; City of Cumberland; Oakland
Hotel; Deer Park Hotel; Queen City Hotel; Savage Mountain;
Cranberry Grade; Great River Gorge; etc.
“Phone Backs” are Available !
Just Bid at Least the High Estimate & Ask !
This outstanding folding View Book is titled, “Album of Baltimore
& Ohio R. R. Scenery” on the elaborately embossed and decorated,
green cloth front cover. It is in excellent condition, being sound
and fully intact. It is clean and crisp with just a hint of light edge
wear. The interior plates are complete, tight, crisp, clean and in
excellent condition throughout. A scarce, very lovely high quality
piece of early railroad related Americana...................... (250-300)
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Historic Original Matched Pair of
1942 Japanese-American Citizen West Coast
“Internment Order” Broadside Posters
163 1942-Dated, World War II Period, Matched Pair of Official
U.S. Army Japanese Internment Broadside Posters, measuring
22” x 14”, Choice Crisp Extremely Fine. These are the original
historic, Broadside Posters that were issued by the U.S. Army in
1942 directly regarding the Internment of Japanese-American
citizens. Each is boldly printed in deep black on white paper,
meant to be posted within special locations for display in various
communities around California, providing notice of these Special
Orders and how to comply.
1. The first Broadside is entitled, “Notice. Headquarters Western
Defense Command and Fourth Army, Presidio of San Francisco,
California, April 28, 1942. Civilian Exclusion Order No. 25,” by
Lt. Gen. J.L. DeWitt, at San Francisco, being an announcement
regarding Japanese Internment, in 1942. This specific order was
for the County of Multnomah, Oregon, having its town name
specifically imprinted. John L. DeWitt administered the Japanese
internment program. This Broadside is a list of the four major
points, under Order No. 25.
2. The second Broadside is entitled, “Western Defense Command
and Fourth Army Wartime Civil Control Administration, Presidio
of San Francisco, California, April 28, 1942, Instructions to All
Persons of Japanese Ancestry.” This Broadside gives instructions
for the evacuation and the location of the Civil Control Station,
“Salvation Army Headquarters Building, 20 Southwest Sixth
Avenue, Portland, Oregon.” This is the first example of Order
number 25 which we have offered. There is slight expected edge
tone to the heavy white card stock attesting to its originality, and
very minor edge chips on each broadside, they have never been
folded, and are in very nice strong condition, being ready for proper
framing and display.
We have previously sold a similar, single example of the Order
No. 99 in our EAHA Auction, May 10, 2007, Lot 610, which
sold at $1,888. and also a single example of Order No. 41, which
sold in our EAHA Auction, March 27, 2010, Lot 400, at $1,062. This current auction is for Two Matched, yet with different
information, Broadsides, having been issued for the same location. (2 Broadsides).......................................................... (1,500-2,000)
After the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor, Proclamation #2525 gave
blanket authority to the Attorney General to do a sweep of suspects. By
the end of the Month, all Japanese banks, cameras, arms, and short wave
radios had been seized and Japanese schools were closed. The Internment
of Japanese people in California began in January. After the Pearl Harbor
attack, anti-Japanese hysteria swept the country. On February 19, 1942,
President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the War
Department to remove “all persons” from designated military areas. Over
110,000 Japanese-Americans, more than two-thirds of whom were born
in the United States, were required to report to internment camps for the
duration of the war. They were forced to give up their property and their
jobs and to live in remote areas in the interior of the country, surrounded
by barbed wire and watch towers, manned by guards who were instructed
to shoot anyone who tried to leave. A vivid reminder of a very dark day
in the history of our country.
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Extensive Specialized Collection of
28 Original Wells Fargo Postal Envelopes
and Related Postal History Books
164 Wells Fargo Postal Envelope Specialized Collection and Postal
History Books, Twenty Eight Items, average of Very Fine. This
is an original Collection of early Wells Fargo Postal Envelopes,
plus related information, that is the effort of one collector on this
extremely popular Western Americana and Philatelic related topic.
We are providing a simple listing of each item below. We strongly
suggest that interested bidders view each individual Postal Cover
comprising this collection which can be viewed in full and in detail
on our auction website: www.EarlyAmerican.com.
1.1850’s, Gold Rush Era, Wells Fargo & Co. Cover, Mailed from Sonora,
CA to San Francisco, with very rare green “Express” cancellation, Very
Fine.
2. Wells Fargo & Co. Cover, Civil War Era, Mailed from Benicia, California
to Yreka City, Very Fine.
3. Civil War Era, Wells Fargo & Co. Cover, Mailed from Visalia, CA to San
Francisco, with “Express” instead of date in cancellation, Very Fine.
4. 1860’s, Pacific Union Express Co. Cover, Mailed from Santa Rosa,
California to San Francisco, Extremely Fine.
5. Civil War Era, Langton’s Pioneer Express Cover, Mailed from Forest
City, California, also stamped by Wells Fargo & Co. at Marysville, CA,
Very Fine.
6. 1860’s, Wells Fargo & Co. Cover, Mailed from Elko, Nevada to San
Francisco, Choice Very Fine.
7. 1860’s, Pair of Wells Fargo & Company Covers, Mailed from Gilroy
and Downieville, California, (2) items. Choice Very Fine.
8. 1870’s-1880’s, Lot of (3) Wells Fargo & Co. Covers, Mailed from Santa
Barbara, San Jose, and Marysville, California, Fine to Extremely Fine.
9. c. 1869, Wells Fargo & Co. Cover, Mailed from Treasure City, Nevada
to San Francisco, CA, Choice Very Fine.
10. 1869 Postally Used, Wells Fargo Cover, Mailed from San Luis Obispo
with “Express” cancellation, Very Fine.
11. 1886, Wells Fargo & Co. Cover, Mailed from Portland, Oregon to San
Francisco, CA, with “Express” cancel, Very Fine.
12. Ten Postally Used, Wells Fargo & Co. & Western-related Postal Cover
Envelopes, Lot of Ten, average Fine.
13. March 30, 1978, Auction Catalog for Sotheby Parke Bernet Stamp
Auction Co., 9.25” x 8.5”, 64 pages plus covers. Sale was for “Western
Expresses - Postal History.” Fine.
14. 1965 Booklet, “Stage Lines and Express Companies in California” by
Waddell F. Smith. 9” x 6”, 24 pages plus covers. Very Fine.
15. 1936 Booklet, “Pony Express” by Edward S. Knapp. 9” x 6”, 28 pages
plus covers. Very Fine.
16. 1926 Book, “The Overland Mail” by Le Roy R. Hafen, 9.5” x 6.5”,
361 pages plus covers. Fine.
A nice collection that would be a good core to collecting this
historic Western field within the Philatelic realm.
(28 items)................................................................. (2,800-3,800)
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Colonial & Continental Currency
Colonial Notes
Printed by B. Franklin
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Gem June 18, 1764 Benjamin Franklin Printed Note
Rare October 1, 1755
Benjamin Franklin Printed PA. Note
165 Pennsylvania. October 1, 1755. Ten Shillings. Plate A. Printed
by Benjamin Franklin Issue. Conservation. Very Good. Fr. PA68. This very early and highly elusive, Benjamin Franklin printed
Ten Shillings note is well centered on both sides and has a clearly
printed “Printed by B. FRANKLIN” legend on the lower reverse. The reverse has been silked, which is an old archival method of
preservation, having a fine layer of thin silk mesh added to the
surface for reinforcement, while still allowing all of the text and
designs to show through. There are some deft sealed edge splits
and pinholes, mostly at the centerfold area. Partial signatures are
visible and the date of October 1755 is quite clear and readable. Overall, there is even wear from circulation for the grade and it is
a very collectable example of this Benjamin Franklin Issue rarity. This 10s denomination is the most rare with only 6,000 notes
issued. Of those, only a mere 3,000 notes would have plate letter
“A” printed upon them. The current Newman book records an
auction price of $1,725 hammer in January 2005 for a similar note
graded Fine. In addition, the Friedberg Paper Money reference lists
it as Very Rare, therefore without a specific value. As Franklin
issue notes have become more popular since, this note should fit
well for many collectors.......................................... (1,250-1,500)
167 Province of Pennsylvania. June 18, 1764. Three Pence. Plate “C”.
“Printed by B. FRANKLIN” Issue. Gem Crisp Uncirculated. Fr.
PA-115. This is a sharply printed, crisp, simply gorgeous “Printed
by B. FRANKLIN” Three Pence denomination note. It has four
great wide margins providing near perfect centering on both the
face and back sides. The sharp, vivid dark printing has created
significant amounts of original press text embossing still retained
within the crisp bright paper. The bold deep brown signature of
“J. Wharton” along with the serial number, further enhances the
stunning eye appeal of this historic Benjamin Franklin imprint
note. The current 5th Edition of Eric Newman’s reference, “The
Early Paper Money of America” lists a value of $4,000 in “Choice
Uncirculated,” whereas there is no listing available for this “Gem”
quality. The last example we offered was in our EAHA Auction
of December 11, 2010, Lot 211, graded Very Choice CU, which
sold for $3,068. This current example is certainly finer................ ................................................................................. (3,500-4,500)
June 1764 Pennsylvania Note “Printed by B. FRANKLIN”
May 1, 1758 “Printed by B. FRANKLIN” Delaware Note
166 Delaware. May 1, 1758. Twenty Shillings. “Printed by B.
FRANKLIN” Issue. British Lion vignette. Choice Fine. Fr.
DE-60. This pleasing, evenly circulated note has a nice, whole
and clean appearance. It has clear, quite well printed black text
and “Lion” vignette on the upper reverse. It is well centered on
both its face and back. This note has a very similar appearance
to that of the plate note as illustrated for this issue on page 123 of
the current 5th edition of “The Early Paper Money of America” by
Eric Newman. It is listed there with a value of $1,000 in Fine and
has no higher condition grade listed. This is a particularly pleasing
and collectable note for this scarce “Printed by B. FRANKLIN”
issue............................................................................... (600-800)
168 Province of Pennsylvania. June 18, 1764. Twenty Shillings.
Plate A. “Printed by B. FRANKLIN” Issue. Very Fine. Fr.
PA-126. This is a very clean and even appearing Benjamin
Franklin printed note which is well centered on both its face and
back. All three signatures are clearly readable, having even wear
from circulation, including Jonathan Evans, Thomas Wharton and
Enoch Story. This is the first example of this issue we can recall
having offered bearing the Story signature. There is some light
conservation to the corner tips and centerfold. All of the printed
text being clear and the reverse “Nature Print” and “Printed by
B. FRANKLIN” text complete. Scarce, having all three original
signatures intact....................................................... (1,000-1,200)
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Continental Currency
February 26, 1777 Continental Note
PMG Choice Uncirculated-63
Bold 1776 Continental Congress “FUGIO” Design Note
169 Continental Congress. February 17, 1776. One Third of a Dollar.
Plate “A”. “FUGIO” Design. Choice Crisp About Uncirculated.
Fr. CC-20. This is a gorgeous and quite impressive Continental
“FUGIO” note. There are four full margins on both the face and
back, allowing for near perfect centering. It is very sharply printed,
having just one ultra-faint, near invisible horizontal centerfold. This vivid note is printed in deep black on fresh, clean crisp period
paper. The rich deep red signature of “N. Sellers” and the serial
number add great color and superior eye appeal. All details of
the Thirteen Linked States and the obverse “FUGIO” design are
sharp and distinct. An impressive looking note for serious, quality
minded collectors..................................................... (1,400-1,800)
171 Continental Congress. February 26, 1777. Five Dollars.
Baltimore Issue. PMG graded Choice Uncirculated-63. Fr.
CC-58. This lovely note is boldly printed and has four full margins
on both its face and back. Colorful brown and red signatures and
its serial number add to this crisp notes overall eye appeal........... ................................................................................. (1,000-1,200)
Gem Uncirculated September 26, 1778 Sixty Dollars Note
Gem Uncirculated November 2, 1776 $30
Continental Note
170 Continental Congress. November 2, 1776. Thirty Dollars.
Philadelphia Issue. Gem Crisp Uncirculated. Fr. CC-54. This
very scarce Thirty Dollars denomination is the highest and most
popular of the issue. This note is boldly printed on very crisp,
bright, fresh appearing paper. The serial number and signatures are
nicely written in red and brown. The centering is excellent on both
its face and back. There are traces of original press text embossing
of the letters and devices still retained within the superbly crisp
paper. An impressive, full Gem Uncirculated note that is certain
to be either lacking, or in need of a significant upgrade in many
collections. The current 5th Edition of Eric Newman’s reference,
“The Early Paper Money of America” lists a value of $2,400
in “Choice Uncirculated, whereas there is no listing in “Gem”
quality...................................................................... (1,600-2,000)
172 Continental Congress. September 26, 1778. Sixty Dollars. Gem
Crisp Uncirculated. Fr. CC-86. This is a gorgeous example of
this Continental Congress Philadelphia currency issue. The face
and back are both beautifully centered within four full margins. The printed text and designs are sharp, crisp and vivid. Significant
traces of original press text embossing remains within the fresh,
bright paper. The deep bold red and brown signatures add rich color
to this notes exceptional eye appeal. A note for the discriminating
collector, which will certainly prove virtually impossible to find
any nicer...................................................................... (800-1,000)
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January 14, 1779 Fifty-Five Dollars
PCGS Ch. AU-58 PPQ
173 Continental Congress. January 14, 1779. Fifty-Five Dollars.
PCGS graded Choice About New-58 Premium Paper Quality.
Fr. CC-98. This Continental Congress issued note is very well
centered with four full even margins perfectly surrounding the face
design. Printed in red and black, very clean in appearance, having
sharp edges and corner tips providing for its “PPQ” status........... ....................................................................................... (500-600)
Connecticut Currency
June 1, 1773 Ten Shillings With “No Cancel” PMG EF-40
174 Colony of Connecticut. June 1, 1773. Ten Shillings. No Cancel.
PMG graded Extremely Fine-40 Fr. CT-171. The number of
Connecticut Colonial notes printed on this much scarcer issue,
is due to only £12,000 being approved for all of the combined
denominations. They are extremely rare to locate uncancelled. This current note has NO hole or slash cancel, and does not even
have any redemption registration written upon its back. All three
red signatures remain clearly readable. Both the face and back are
quite well centered and nicely printed in deep black. The current
Newman reference lists a value of $900 in Very Fine, with no
higher quality listed. In fact, this note also appears quite similar
to the Newman plate note, illustrated on page 109, which are
remarkably only 10 digits off from its serial numbers, being #1437
and #1447. It is also the Second Finest of only four, to be PMG
Certified. An important addition for a high quality Connecticut
or Colonial Currency collection............................... (1,200-1,800)
Outstanding 1781 “Reward” Payment For Apprehending
A Colonial Currency Counterfeiter Of Connecticut Notes
175 February 16, 1781-Dated Revolutionary War Period.
Manuscript Document Signed, “Oliver Wolcott, Jr,” being
a Warrant Authorizing Payment of a Ten Pounds Reward
to two Westchester New York men for Apprehending a
Counterfeiter of Connecticut Currency. Litchfield, Connecticut.
Choice Very Fine. Rare Counterfeiting of Colonial Currency
related Document, dated February 16, 1781 Manuscript Warrant
Payment Authorization from George Pitkin, Clerk to John
Lawrence, Treasurer and countersigned by “Oliver Wolcott, Jr.”. This document is authorizing the payment of “10 pounds in the
late emmissions...” to Gould and Noah Bouton of Salem, New
York, as a reward for apprehending, and bringing to conviction
one Luke Merritt for the Counterfeiting Bills of Credit on the
State of Connecticut. This wonderful “Reward” document is very
clean and bright, having bold easy to read text and signatures. It
is noted on the reverse :Gould & Bouton - Order on ye Treasurer
- L10 (Pounds). A great, historic document reflecting the actual
capture of a notorious Counterfeiter and the “Reward” presented to
his captors! To our best knowledge, this is the only such specific
Revolutionary War Period, Connecticut Currency Counterfeiting
document known...................................................... (1,800-2,000)
Georgia Currency
Exceedingly Rare 1762 Issue Georgia “Slave” Note
176 Province of Georgia. 1762. Five Shillings. “Slave” Vignette.
Backed General Restoration. PMG graded Very Good-6. Fr.
GA-40. An extremely rare and historic very early Georgia Colonial
note that has a whole and complete appearance with bold black
printing. All five signatures are fairly clear, the African “Slave”
woodblock printed image is extremely sharp and distinct in detail. Originally, mistakenly listed as an “Indian” vignette, it is known
today that the vignette image is that of a Black African Slave,
possibly depicted to show as royalty and wearing his Chieftains
feathered headdress. This research was verified when a woodblock
image of runaway slaves in an early Georgia newspaper also matched
the vignette image on this note. This type is very rarely seen. It is
one of only a few examples we have ever seen or offered in over
30 years. The Boyd-Ford Collection had one sole example only. Technically, held to a strong light there are voids present and the
note is backed upon older thin white paper for preservation and
has some general restoration, as so noted on the holder. However,
this note presents well, with a nice bold face, with a very sharp
Slave vignette. The extreme rarity of this note is such that this
grade should be considered fully acceptable to collect. This is an
essential Georgia note “Key” rarity with the important “Slave”
vignette. Ex: EAHA Auction, August 29, 1992.... (2,000-2,500)
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Fully Signed & Issued 1773 Georgia Twenty Shillings Note
Scarce Ten Dollars Orange Seal “Millstone on Palm Tree”
179Georgia. 1776 Orange Seal. Ten Dollars. “Millstone on Palm
Tree” Vignette. Very Fine. Fr. GA-83. This $10 denomination
note has a scarce Orange Seal. It is even in circulation and is
quite clean in appearance. There are no major defects, with all
five signatures and its serial number clearly written in light to
medium tan ink. This note is printed in deep rich red and black
with a clear orange seal. This major Orange Seal type “Millstone
on Palm Tree” vignetted note should be strongly considered........ ................................................................................. (1,400-1,800)
Serial Number “3” June 8, 1777 Georgia Currency Note
177Georgia. 1773. Twenty Shillings. Fully Signed and Issued.
Contemporarily Backed, Moderate Conservation. PASS-CO
graded Very Fine-25. Fr. GA-48. This important Georgia Colonial
rarity is fully signed and has a serial number, all written in rich brown
ink. It is Contemporarily backed, and has moderate conservation,
as so noted upon its holder. This note is typeset printed in deep
black and red, with all of the text clear and readable. Even given
the conservation provided over two centuries, this note displays
well. This 20s denomination constitutes the entire run of this issue,
being only issued in this single denomination and type. Few of
these rare notes exist today, as they were only exchangeable to the
Georgia Treasury until September of 1776 and invalid thereafter. Signed by; James E. Powell, William Young, Noble Jones, Noble
Wimberly Jones, Joseph Clay, Thomas Shruder and Samuel Farley. Extremely rare, only a handful or so being known. Ex: NASCA,
Criswell-Gibbons Part IV, April 1982, Lot 67........ (3,000-3,500)
1776 Revolutionary War Georgia “Crown” Vignette Note
180Georgia. June 8, 1777. Four Fifths of a Dollar. Serial Number
“3”. “...for the Support of the Continental Troops” issue. PMG
graded Extremely Fine-40 Exceptional Paper Quality. Fr. GA102. Remarkable having the Serial Number “3” !.. (1,500-2,000)
May 4, 1778 Georgia Twenty Dollars “Rattlesnake” Seal
178Georgia. 1776. Sterling Denomination Five Shillings. “Crown”
Vignette, “Light Conservation”. PASS-CO graded Very
Fine-35. . Fr. GA-66. It is curious to note that even though this
issue was also authorized by the Continental Congress, and that
the Revolutionary War has been raging for a year since 1775, this
denomination was include a Royal “Crown” for its vignette at
lower right. This larger size, higher denomination 5s note has a
very clean overall appearance, four full margins and nice centering. There is a minor repair to the upper right corner tip and some trivial
splits. The black printing is strong and sharp, the five signatures
and serial number are bold brown and attractive. An excellent
example of this major denomination and Georgia type.................
................................................................................. (1,400-1,800)
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181Georgia. May 4, 1778 Blue-green Seal. Twenty Dollars. “Coiled
Rattlesnake” Vignette. PMG graded Choice Very Fine-35
Exceptional Paper Quality. Fr. GA-122. This impressive, large
format typeset Georgia Twenty Dollar note has dark black and red
printed text and a light blue “Coiled Rattlesnake” vignette seal at
the lower right. The margins at left and at bottom are both Jumbo
adding the the eye popping boldness of this beautiful note. Judge
for yourself, as this note appears conservatively graded and the
print quality suggests a grade of Extremely Fine.... (1,600-1,800)
Massachusetts Currency
Gorgeous Certified Georgia 1786 Two Shillings Six Pence
Choice Paul Revere “Codfish” Note PMG Uncirculated-62
The Single Finest Note Certified By PMG
182 State of Georgia. October 16, 1786. Two Shillings Six Pence.
PASS-CO graded Choice About Uncirculated-58 Superior
Paper Quality Rating. Fr. GA-128. This note has an overall
rather superb appearance with perfect centering of the deeply
printed text and designs. The signatures are bold red and brown,
on fresh bright clean white laid paper. The rich red serial number
123 adds to its impressive eye appeal. According to the PMG
population report, this note would rank as their Finest Certified.
................................................................................. (3,500-4,000)
Impressive October 16, 1786 Five Shillings Georgia
185 Massachusetts State. October 16, 1778. One Shilling Six Pence.
Paul Revere Engraved “Codfish” Issue. Corner repair. PMG
Net graded Uncirculated-62. Fr. MA-261. This One Shilling
Six Pence note is Crisp Uncirculated and a very nice example of
the popular Paul Revere engraved 1778 “Codfish” issue. This
note is particularly well centered on its face and sharply printed
overall. It is boldly signed by Richard Cranch at bottom and has
a vivid brown serial number. The appearance and eye appeal is
very Choice, this note being net graded due to a virtually invisible
corner repair at the upper right. The reverse Pine Tree is bold. A
highly desirable note which is listed at a value of $2,500 in Ch.
CU in the current Newman reference. The Single Finest Note
Certified By PMG.................................................... (2,000-2,250)
Paul Revere Engraved October 16, 1778 “Codfish” Note
183 State of Georgia. October 16, 1786. Five Shillings. Restored
corner. PASS-CO graded Very Choice Crisp Uncirculated64 Superior Paper Quality Rating. Fr. GA-129. This superb
Georgia note has a remarkable, bold and vibrant appearance. This
impeccable quality note has four very large to huge margins that
highlight the vivid text and devices. The holder notes a restored
corner. This appears to be referring to a removed ancient hinge
trace on the upper right corner tip. Even so, the extra large margin
paper tip could simply be trimmed off of that huge margin.......... ................................................................................. (6,500-7,500)
186 State of Massachusetts. October 16, 1778. Four Shillings & Six
Pence. Due date of October 18, 1784. Paul Revere Engraved
Second “Codfish” Issue. Light conservation. Very Fine. Fr. MA265. This denomination was the very highest of this historic Paul
Revere Engraved, October 16, 1778 dated “Codfish” issue. Also
a Revolutionary War period note, it is well centered, particularly
on the face side, and has a clean, evenly circulated appearance. There is some deft sealed splits and conservation to the centerfolds
and corner tips. The signature of “G. Partridge” at the bottom is
boldly written in rich colorful brown ink and is quite attractive. An affordable, example of this major type.................... (450-550)
Maryland Currency
June 28, 1780 Maryland “Guaranteed” Issue $3 Note
184 State of Maryland. June 28, 1780. Three Dollars. “Guaranteed”
by the United States Issue. Fully Signed. Choice Crisp
Uncirculated. Fr. MD-117. This rare 1780 issue was fully
“Guaranteed” by the United States and carried a 5% Annual Interest. There is an actual Interest Payment schedule that is printed on the
face at the lower left. This note is printed in red and black and
has exceptional overall eye appeal. The printing is sharp and bold
on paper that is very fresh, clean and bright. It has full signatures
on its face and also upon the reverse United States “Guarantee”
line........................................................................... (1,800-2,400)
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Popular Paul Revere Engraved “Rising Sun” Issue Note
187 Massachusetts State. 1779. Four Shillings. Paul Revere
Engraved “Rising Sun” Issue. Due date of December 1, 1782.
Conservation. Extremely Fine. Fr. MA-272. This historic
issue was engraved on a Copper Plate by the hand of the famous
silversmith and American Revolutionary War patriot, Paul Revere,
Jr.. The issue has become known as the “Rising Sun” issue for
its obverse vignette design. This example is very well printed
and centered on both the face and back sides. The “Rising Sun”
vignette is extremely sharp and clear in detail, and there is only
light handling from circulation present. There is a deft seal to a
small tear left of the Pine Tree trunk with some light conservation. There are no heavy folds or detractions. Overall, the appearance
is quite pleasing, strong and sharp, signed at bottom by Richard
Cranch......................................................................... (800-1,000)
1779 Paul Revere Engraved “Rising Sun” Issue Note
188 Massachusetts State. December 1, 1779. One Shilling Six Pence.
Paul Revere Engraved “Rising Sun” Issue. Crisp Very Fine.
Fr. MA-267. Attractive for its grade, having an expertly sealed
centerfold split on this popular Revolutionary War Paul Revere
Engraved currency issue................................................ (500-700)
Exceedingly Rare January 26, 1776 New Hampshire Note
Typeset Issue Printed by Daniel Fowle of Portsmouth
190 Colony of New Hampshire. January 26, 1776. Two Dollars.
Portsmouth Issue. Printed by Daniel Fowle. Due Date of January
26, 1783. Minor edge restorations. PCGS graded Apparent
Extremely Fine-40. Fr. NH-154. Only 3,176 of these notes were
printed, of which all were to be returned back into the Treasury
by January 26, 1786, at the latest. This note is whole and solid,
having a couple of tiny deft sealed edge splits, not nearly close to
being restorations as stated on its holder. This important note is
one of a mere handful or so thought to still exist and is one of the
Finest Known of those few, and possibly the only one known of
this specific printed Due Date. The back has the imprint at bottom,
“PORTSMOUTH, - Printed By Daniel Fowle, - 1776.” This great
rarity is very well printed, has four full margins on both its face
and back and is nicely signed in dark brown ink by John Smith
and Phillips White. PMG reports having graded one example as
VF-25. This note appears a bit fresher that the current 5th Edition
Newman plate example for the issue, as illustrated on page 242. That very plate note having sold in the F.C.C. Boyd/Ford Collection
Sale of May, 2005 graded there Extremely Fine, at $11,500. This
note is the Finest Certified..................................... (8,000-10,000)
April 29, 1780 New Hampshire PMG Ch. AU-58 “EPQ”
New Hampshire Currency
August 24, 1775 New Hampshire Three Pounds PCGS AU
189 Colony of New Hampshire. August 24, 1775. Three Pounds.
Redemption Due Date of December 10, 1777. PCGS graded
About New-50. Fr. NH-141. A scarce, fully authentic and genuine
Colony of New Hampshire August 24, 1775 issue note. It is
nicely printed uniface upon a white period laid paper. This note
is very well margined with three full plus an excellent large curve
to the left side indent, as made. This note appears virtually crisp
Uncirculated to the naked eye and the reverse side is completely
clean and free of any distractions. A most striking and appealing
uncancelled type note bearing a light red serial number and the
signatures of Nicholas Gilman and E. Thompson... (2,500-3,000)
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191 State of New Hampshire. April 29, 1780. Two Dollars.
“Guaranteed” Issue. Hole Cancel. PMG graded Choice About
Uncirculated-58 Exceptional Paper Quality. Fr. NH-180. This
impressive note is well centered and boldly printed in both red and
black. Three rich red and brown signatures and serial number add
color and eye appeal. This rare “Guaranteed” by the United States
Issue bears a 5% annual interest. It is fully signed, including upon
the reverse “guarantee” line. An interest rate schedule is actually
printed in bold black upon the lower left corner. This cataloger
can not find any actual fold in this gorgeous note and believes it
to be too conservatively graded. This note is ranked as the Finest
PMG certified.......................................................... (1,000-1,200)
New Jersey Currency
Rare October 20, 1758 Fifteen Shillings New Jersey Note
Amazingly One of Only 2,000 15s Notes Printed
Gem New Jersey June 14, 1757 Thirty Shillings
194New Jersey. October 20, 1758. Fifteen Shillings. Plate B.
Moderate conservation. PASS-CO graded Very Good-10.
Fr. NJ-124. Notes of this scarce issue are rarely encountered and
most often in extremely worn or tattered condition. This note is
well worn from circulation and remains mostly readable, there
being some moderate conservation, as so noted on its holder. A
total of only 2,000 notes were authorized to be issued in 1758
and if divided by the four different plate numbers, only 500 Plate
“B” notes were printed. It is quite miraculous that any examples
even exist to this day and it seems to be remarkable that you can
still buy this very rare note for this price, right now. We would
be surprised to see more than one note of this issue listed on the
PMG “Population” report.............................................. (400-500)
April 16, 1764 Red & Blue Printed Six Pounds Note
192New Jersey. June 14, 1757. Thirty Shillings. Plate B. PMG
graded Gem Uncirculated-65 Exceptional Paper Quality. Fr.
NJ-106. This beautiful note is of a significantly rare issue, and one
of the Finest known to exist. The paper is clean and crisp, the print
is strong and sharp, with three excellent signatures adding further
color and eye appeal. The reverse is perfectly centered and the
paper retains slight impressions of the original press text embossing. Now, please consider that this is the year 2008. How old is this
note? Compared this note and its rarity to far more common and
modern Large Size notes worth about $6,000. Doesn’t this note
seem like an extraordinary bargain that should have an extra zero
placed onto our price? This note should prove just how undervalued
these Colonials are in general. They are so affordable and seem
more than ready to make a major upward move in market value,
very soon.................................................................. (5,000-6,000)
195New Jersey. April 16, 1764. Six Pounds. Red & Blue Printed
Face. Choice Very Fine. Fr. NJ-169. Only 917 notes printed. This
evenly circulated note has a nice clean appearance for its grade. It is well centered on both face and back, with the two signatures
with wear and readable. The Red & Blue printed face is quite bold
in its print quality and this note is a most acceptable example for
collectors. These colorful notes are always in popular demand as
is reflected in the 5th Edition of Newman, listed value of $1,250
in VF. Even at that low amount, they represent a fabulous and
truly astounding value in today’s market.................... (800-1,000)
Scarce New Jersey November 20, 1757 Six Pounds Note
193New Jersey. November 20, 1757. Six Pounds. PMG graded
Fine-12. Fr. NJ-113. This pleasing, highest denomination note
of this issue is well printed in both red and black. Only a mere
1,100 of these £6 notes were printed. The denominational symbol
for this £6 note was two small suns, which are quite bold on this
example along with the other design elements that are clear and
dark as well. According to the current PMG population report,
only a single VF note is higher in grade. A hugely, underrated and
undervalued note in today’s collector marketplace.... (800-1,000)
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New York Currency
Extremely Rare 1786 New Jersey PMG Finest Certified
Exceedingly Rare December 10, 1737 New York Note
Early Colonial Issue Printed By John Peter Zenger
196 State of New Jersey. 1786. One Shilling. Plate A. PMG graded
Very Fine-25. Fr. NJ-211. This One Shilling denomination is the
lowest of the issue. That means its general circulation would have
been the greatest, just as it is for One Dollar Bills today. Most
were turned in and destroyed by the date they were made invalid
in 1799 as legal tender. It is remarkable that this note is available
to collectors and in such a pleasing, lightly circulated quality. There are four full margins on both sides, the red and black print
is strong and the signatures are deep, bold brown. A significant
rarity and the Finest Certified by PMG................... (3,000-3,500)
PASS-CO Choice AU-55 “SPQR” City of New Brunswick
March 10, 1796 Four Pence Change Note
197New Jersey. City of New Brunswick. March 10, 1796. Four Pence.
PASS-CO graded Choice About Uncirculated-55 Superior
Paper Quality Rated. Not listed in Friedberg. This outstanding
quality Four Pence small change note has deep black printed text
and border designs. It has four full margins and very nice overall
centering on both its face and back with a clean appearance. Another tremendous rarity as their known population is tiny, and
the Finest Certified to our best knowledge.............. (1,500-2,000)
198 Colony of New York. December 10, 1737. Two Pounds. Original.
Repairs, conservation, backed. Appearance of Fine. Fr. NY99. This is an exceedingly rare early New York colonial issue
that was printed by the famous Newspaper publisher, John Peter
Zenger. It is an original note is well centered and has a number
of repairs and restoration, mostly to the upper central portion. Deft conservation provides an overall appearance of a solid Fine. Signatures are well worn yet mostly visible. This note has been
backed with contemporary laid paper and is very clean and even
in its appearance on the reverse. The Seal of New York vignette at
the right side is fully printed and very clear. An important, highly
historic note that is missing from virtually every collection, likely
having less than a dozen examples known to exist........................ ................................................................................. (4,000-4,500)
PMG Gem Uncirculated-65 Exceptional Paper Quality
The Finest NGC Certified Note Tied with One Other.
199 Colony of New York. August 25, 1774. “New-York Water
Works” Issue. One Shilling. PMG graded Gem Uncirculated-65
Exceptional Paper Quality. Fr. NY-168. A truly gorgeous, crisp
note printed in red and black and the paper retaining significant
amounts of original press text embossing. The Finest NGC Certified
Note, being tied with one other................................ (1,600-1,800)
Scarce 1790 “City of New York” Three Pence Note
200New York. City of New York. February 20, 1790. Three Pence.
About Very Fine. This boldly printed, small size note is signed in
the typeset printed text, “D. Phoenix, City Treasurer.” It is fully
readable, with decent eye appeal for the grade. A rare note that is
becoming ever more valuable with collectors............... (400-500)
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North Carolina Currency
Extremely Rare August 21, 1775
North Carolina Three Dollars
“Hillsborough” Issue Note with “Masonic Emblem”
“Winged Stirrup” Vignette Used For 1734 & 1735 Issues
201North Carolina. April 4, 1748. Thirty Shillings. “Winged
Stirrup” vignette. Multiple splits and tears, repairs. PCGS
graded Apparent Very Fine-25. Fr. NC-68. Only a mere 2,000
notes of each denomination from this early 1748 North Carolina issue
were printed. The “Winged Stirrup” vignette on this 30 Shillings
denomination is once again used from the “unobtainable” 1734 and
1735 issues. This note has a whole and solid appearance, with four
full outer margins present. As typical, there are multiple splits
and central pinholes that led to the Apparent grade by PCGS....... ................................................................................. (1,000-1,200)
Full Text March 9, 1754
North Carolina Ten Shillings Note
202North Carolina. March 9, 1754. Ten Shillings. “Bird” vignette.
Edge and internal splits. PCGS graded Apparent Very Fine30. Fr. NC-77. This early North Carolina note has a whole and
solid appearance. It enjoys full text, a large left border design and
“Bird” vignette displays sharp in detail on this example. All four
signatures remain visible, though two are light having faded. The
blank reverse is quite clean, with just one period notation. Some
typical edge and internal splits, along with some early restorations
resulted in the Apparent grade from PCGS, still far above average
for this scarce 1754 issue............................................... (500-650)
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203North Carolina. August 21, 1775 Hillsborough Issue. Three
Dollars. “Masonic Emblem” vignette. Fold and edge split
restorations. Moderate conservation. PASS-CO graded Very
Fine-25. Fr. NC- 148. This North Carolina, Revolutionary
War issue is exceedingly rare. Only 4,000 notes were printed. Collectable examples are highly prized by collectors. It also has
some expert archival restoration, there being a small .75” x .5”
repair to the upper center edge, to the left of the centerfold and
the upper corner tips. There are some deft sealed edge splits and
scattered pinholes. Trimmed at right, some contemporary notations
are on the blank reverse. Overall, this rare $3 denomination note
has the eye appeal of Very Fine............................... (4,500-5,000)
Very Rare One Quarter Dollar
With “Sea Urchin” Vignette
204 North Carolina. April 2, 1776. One Quarter Dollar. “Sea Urchin”
vignette. Split repair, closed pinholes. PMG Net graded Very
Fine-30. Fr. NC-155. Likely the Finest PMG has certified of this
rare “Sea Urchin” vignetted, major listed type. This outstanding
quality note is very clean, well centered and very nicely printed. The border designs are full, the text sharp and the “Sea Urchin”
vignette perfectly detailed. The reverse is clean and free from
any period notations. This rare 1776 Revolutionary War low
denomination note is extremely difficult to locate with this vignette
and there are no apparent repairs to the naked eye, with one tiny
deft sealed split at the top centerfold. Deep brown serial number
and signature of William Williams, who has signed at bottom. A
most impressive note, missing in most North Carolina and Colonial
Currency collections................................................ (2,000-2,500)
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Gorgeous Certified $2 1/2 “Liberty Cap over Altar” Note
& The Friedberg Book “Plate Note” For North Carolina
205North Carolina. April 2 1776. Halifax Issue. Two Dollars and
an Half. “Liberty Cap over Altar” vignette. Minor restorations
at bottom edge. PCGS graded Apparent Extremely Fine45. Fr. NC-159b. This remarkable and historic North Carolina
Revolutionary War note is stunningly beautiful. The paper is
bright, fresh and clean having vivid sharp printed text and designs. There are four full margins, of which the top is huge and the left is
Jumbo. The red and brown signatures include, William Haywood,
William Williams, J. Webb and David Sumner. There is a dark
patch of surfaces ink along the far right plate edge, as made and
some deft sealed edge splits at bottom. The blank reverse side is
perfectly clean and bright being completely free of any defects or
period notations.
The “Liberty Cap over Altar” with “Liberty In Our Native Land”
American Patriotic vignette and legend, is sharp and distinct. Listed
in Newman at a value of $1,500 in Very Fine with only dashes in
any higher quality. PMG reports their finest graded example to
be EF-40. This note is finer in its eye appeal, and among the very
finest known for this issue and denomination. In addition, this
is the current Friedberg, “PAPER MONEY OF THE UNITED
STATES” Reference Book “Plate Note” for North Carolina, as found
illustrated on page 22, within the Colonial Currency section........ ................................................................................. (2,750-3,250)
1776 North Carolina $7-1/2 Note
with the Historic “United States Flag with 13 Stripes
and the Union Jack” Vignette
206North Carolina. April 2, 1776. Halifax Issue. Seven Dollars And
An Half. “United States Flag with 13 Stripes and the Union
Jack” vignette. Engraver’s Initials “G L”. Conservation. Fine
to Very Fine. Fr. NC-164. This important note has both an unusual
odd denomination and a spectacular “United States Flag with 13
Stripes and the Union Jack” vignette. The is some light expert
conservation with sealing some edge splits. This note is fairly even
in circulation, the printed portions are quite well centered within four
virtually full margins. The four signatures are clear and readable,
being written in red and brown ink. This rare denomination also
has the Engraver’s Initials “G L” printed as part of the left border
design at the bottom. The US Flag vignette is nice and clear,
well printed with full definition. A rarely encountered, extremely
popular major collector type, displaying a rare 1776 design of a
United States Flag.................................................... (1,400-1,800)
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Historic 1776 North Carolina Note
Coiled Rattlesnake Vignette
& “DON’T TREAD ON ME” !
207North Carolina. April 2, 1776. Revolutionary War Halifax
Issue. Twenty Dollars. “Coiled Rattlesnake” vignette. “DON’T
TREAD ON ME” legend. Light conservation. Choice Very
Fine or better. Fr. NC-169. This wonderful Revolutionary War
North Carolina note is the highest denomination of this extremely
popular 56-note April 2, 1776 issue. With only 5,000 printed, it is
also the lowest amount issued due to its high Twenty Dollars value. It bears the classic, early American design vignette of a Coiled
Rattlesnake surrounded by the motto, “DON’T TREAD ON ME”
at the lower left. There are very minor and virtually invisible deft
sealed edge splits and light conservation. It is very clean and even
in its overall appearance, having some typical period notations
upon the blank reverse.
From its face, this is a very pleasing example, being well printed
and nicely centered within four full margins. All of the outer border
designs are present and the text and devices are clear. The four
brown and red signatures are clearly legible. The current Friedberg
reference lists a value for this note at $2,400 in Very Fine, while
Newman shows a value of $3,000 in Very Fine, neither show a
value in higher grade. The important Coiled Rattlesnake vignette
is exceptionally sharp and crisp in detail, adding further to the
superior eye appeal. An important “Key” note of this series that
is of Condition Census quality and would be a proud centerpiece
in any North Carolina or Colonial Currency collection................. ................................................................................. (2,800-3,400)
Scarce “Peace on Honourable Terms”
North Carolina Note
208 State of North Carolina. May 15, 1779. Twenty Dollars. “Peace
on Honourable Terms” motto. Repair. Choice Crisp Extremely
Fine. Fr. NC-185. This impressive looking note is unusual in that
it retains such huge margins on both sides. It is well printed upon
thick laid paper, showing wide margins and all of its outer border
designs. Other than for a nicely repaired 1.5” right edge central
split and some marginal conservation, it is completely original.
This note has excellent printed text and the well written red and
brown signatures of John Hunt and John Taylor, which is similar
to the Newman plate note found on page 324. One of only 10,000
Twenty Dollar notes were printed.............................. (800-1,000)
Pennsylvania Currency
Gorgeous PMG Choice Uncirculated-64
Fourteen Shillings
“Relief and Employment of the Poor in Philadelphia” Note
211 Pennsylvania. March 25, 1775. Fourteen Shillings. Plate A.
Inverted Reverse. Second Cape Henlopen “Lighthouse” Issue.
Hinged. PMG graded Choice Uncirculated-64. Fr. PA-173. Only 3,000 notes were printed, of which a mere 1,500 would carry
plate letter “A.” This outstanding quality note has the full eye
appeal of Gem. It has excellent centering with four full margins
on both its face and back. The black printed text and designs are
bold and sharp, including the large vignette on the reverse side
of the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse. The crisp, fresh paper retains
traces of original press text embossing, attesting to its complete
originality. The edges and corner tips are extremely sharp, as well
as having vivid bold brown and red signatures. This significant
note is a Pennsylvania rarity in this exceptional high quality. It
is the Second Finest Fr. PA-173 Note to be PMG Certified. A
true opportunity for quality minded Colonial and Pennsylvania
Currency collectors.................................................. (1,400-1,600)
209 Pennsylvania. March 10, 1769. Twenty Shillings. “Relief and
Employment of the Poor in the City of Philadelphia” Issue.
Very Fine. Fr. PA-145. This note is well printed and clean in
appearance with a deft sealed centerfold edge split. A better quality
example of this scarce issue........................................... (500-600)
March 20, 1773 “Lighthouse”
PMG Graded AU-53 “EPQ”
PASS-CO Gem CU-65 July 20, 1775 Twenty Shillings
210 Pennsylvania. March 20, 1773. Four Shillings. Plate B. First
Cape Henlopen “Lighthouse” Issue. PMG graded About
Uncirculated-53 Exceptional Paper Quality. Fr. PA-159.........
....................................................................................... (500-600)
212 Pennsylvania. July 20, 1775. Twenty Shillings. Plate A. PASSCO graded Gem Crisp Uncirculated-65. Fr. PA-178. This is
a gorgeous, fully original crisp note. It has bold black printed
text and designs on fresh looking, clean paper, with vivid brown
signatures and serial number. Both sides are quite well centered. A
premium quality Gem, having only 3,500 notes originally printed. Rare in this Gem quality................................................ (600-800)
Uncirculated October 25, 1775 Two Shillings & Six Pence
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213 Pennsylvania. October 25, 1775. Two Shillings and Six Pence.
Plate A. Very Choice Crisp Uncirculated. Fr. PA-188. This
crisp, boldly printed note has three full margins plus the eye appeal
of a Gem, with the right margin just a hair too close and a trivial
bump to the upper left corner tip. The reverse is better centered
with four full margins present. Vivid deep brown signatures and
faint traces of original press text embossing remain in the very
fresh, original paper....................................................... (375-450)
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Very Choice December 8, 1775 Forty Shillings PA Note
Rhode Island Currency
Exceedingly Rare Partial February 14, 1743 Rhode Island
214 Pennsylvania. December 8, 1775. Forty Shillings. Plate B. Choice
Crisp About Uncirculated. Fr. PA-196. This beautiful note has
the eye appeal of a virtual Gem with excellent print quality on fresh,
clean crisp paper. It has nice red and brown signatures and four
full, close margins on both its face and is somewhat off-center on
its back. There is an ultra faint centerfold that is extremely hard
to locate.......................................................................... (300-400)
Finest Certified Uncirculated
April 20, 1781 Thirty Shillings
216 Rhode Island, February 14, 1743, 10 Shillings, Partial Note
and Backed, About Very Good. An exceedingly rare early
note, having partial pieces missing and backed on the verso with
Colonial era laid paper. The date, denomination, and significant
design portions remain fully visible. It is important to note that
according to authority and author, Eric Newman, each of the four
quarter pieces of this note were each printed with the notes value,
and then able to be separated and used as factional money, being
the value of half or one quarter, (depending upon the portion)
presented. These early notes also tended to separate at the folds
naturally, from circulation. Even in this quality, it is perhaps one’s
only opportunity to ever own an example of this issue. Worth of
expert, archival restoration...................................... (1,000-1,500)
January 15, 1776 Rhode Island Rarity
The Single Finest PMG Certified Example
215 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. April 20, 1781. Thirty Shillings.
“Dunnap” Error. PASS-CO graded Crisp Uncirculated-62. Fr.
PA-252. This note is extremely bold in appearance, having rich
deep black printed text and devices. It has two huge margins at
left and top, the other two being understandably close. The paper
is fresh and clean with nice red and brown signatures adding some
color to the face. The corner tips are razor sharp except the lower
right tip which was nibbed. There have only been two notes graded
by PMG as VF-30 and AU-55. This note is the Finest Certified,
and the only to be rated as Uncirculated, to our best knowledge. ................................................................................. (2,500-3,000)
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217 Colony of Rhode Island. January 15, 1776. Twenty Shillings.
Split and corner repairs. PMG Net graded Very Fine-25. Fr.
RI-226. A superior, truly remarkable quality example of this
elusive early Rhode Island typeset issue. This note has four full
obverse margins, the left being particularly large. All of the text
is clear and fully readable, with the designs distinct. Rich red and
brown ink signatures add to this notes superior eye appeal. Only
6,000 of these notes were printed in 1776. They were all called in
for full redemption back into the Treasury by 1778. An important
Colonial and Rhode Island currency rarity that is in remarkable
quality and reins as the single Finest to be PMG Certified........... ................................................................................. (1,800-2,000)
PASS-CO Superb Gem CU-68 “SPQR”
1786 Rhode Island
South Carolina Currency
Exceptional November 15, 1775 Two Pounds Note
218 State of Rhode Island. 1786 Act. One Shilling. PASS-CO graded
Superb Gem Crisp Uncirculated-68 Superior Paper Quality
Rated with Jumbo Margins. Fr. RI-292. This magnificent quality
note has four Jumbo margins of clean, fresh laid paper surrounding
boldly printed black text and designs. The blank reverse side is
perfectly clean and fresh with much of the original press text
embossing remaining clearly visible in the paper. This note is the
single Finest Known Certified, as PMG records CU-67 EPQ as
their finest graded. This superb note is from a magnificent original
cut sheet of four, all with the mated serial number 11,502. It is a
fresh, bold and attractive as from the day they were printed......... ....................................................................................... (700-900)
Rhode Island May 1786 Nine Pence Note Jumbo Margins
PMG Gem Uncirculated-66 “Exceptional Paper Quality”
220 South Carolina. November 15, 1775. Two Pounds. “Hand of
Friendship versus a Hand Holding a Dagger” Vignette. Latin
Motto Translates “Accept Whichever of These You Prefer.”
Backed, Moderate Conservation. PASS-CO graded Very Fine35. Fr. SC-110. This very rare note has been archivally backed
long ago and has some moderate conservation. Only 10,000 notes
were authorized to be printed. This note is of a higher denomination
and has a unique, unmistakable vignette seal design at the lower
right. The engraver’s theme for this particular note is unmistakable
in its message. Either the British accept American Colonial terms
for added measures of Independence and Freedom or the bloody
War will continue! This note has excellent eye appeal created by
the well printed text, bold brown signatures and four huge margins.
There is some deft expert archival repair to the centerfold noted
on its holder as moderate conservation and is archivally backed,
typical of these early notes after surviving for over two and a
quarter centuries. The thematic “Hand of Friendship versus a Hand
Holding a Dagger” vignette at lower right is sharply printed and
having the 1775 date and devices very clear. This note remains
quite clean and even in overall appearance, the face easily choice
EF in eye appeal. One of the nicest examples of this important,
historic, South Carolina Revolutionary War note, one would hope
to encounter.............................................................. (1,800-2,400)
Rare April 10, 1778 South Carolina “Sun” Vignette Note
219 State of Rhode Island. May 1786. Nine Pence. PMG graded
Gem Uncirculated-66 Exceptional Paper Quality. Fr. RI-291. This Gem CU-66 “EPQ” note has some trivial faint scattered tone
and is perfectly centered within four Jumbo Margins. The bold red
and brown signatures add great color to this magnificent note..... ....................................................................................... (500-600)
221 South Carolina. April 10, 1778. Fifteen Shillings. “Sun” vignette.
Repairs and conservation. Choice Very Fine. Fr. SC-150. This
type is one of the three highest denominations for this issue, all
of which are far more rare that the lower denominations. This
example is well printed with nice centering within four full wide
to close margins. The printed text and Sun vignette are nice and
clear, the vignette being particularly sharp and vivid. There are
some deft repairs and conservation to the left quarter that are well
executed. Three thin strips of reinforcement paper are located
along the centerfold and the left side on the blank reverse. This
note has pleasing overall eye appeal and bears the signatures of
John Beale and John Peronneau............................... (1,000-1,200)
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“Prometheus bound and attacked by a vulture” Vignette
Virginia Currency
Important April 5, 1759 Two Shillings and Six Pence
Virginia Colonial Note The First VA-26 We Have Offered
222 South Carolina. February 8, 1779. Seventy Dollars. “Prometheus
bound and attacked by a vulture” vignette. Stains painted over,
repaired splits. PCGS graded Apparent Very Fine-25. Fr. SC156. This popular $70 Revolutionary War South Carolina note is
blessed with three Super Jumbo Sheet Edge Margins, plus a smaller
“huge” one at top. The holder comment of “stains painted over”
is nonsense as there is no actual paint present and there are indeed
some small repaired edge splits and some humidity discoloration
(tone). The signatures are all present in bold brown and the reverse
vignette is printed fully upon the paper. Overall, a collectable VF
note with monstrous margins...................................... (800-1,000)
February 8, 1779 Ninety Dollars by Coram PMG AU-50
223 South Carolina. February 8, 1779. Ninety Dollars. “Hercules
Strangling a Lion” Reverse vignette. Repairs. PMG graded
About Uncirculated-50. Fr. SC-158. This is a bright, bold
example of this popular type, which displays the reverse vignette,
“Hercules Strangling a Lion” engraved by Thomas Coram. The
face is particularly bold, with choice print quality on fresh, clean
laid period paper. The edges and corner tips are sharp, the paper
is solid, having no repairs or detractions. Three boldly written
signatures add to this crisp notes impressive, vivid eye appeal.....
................................................................................. (1,800-2,000)
224 Virginia. April 5, 1759 Act. Two Shillings and Six Pence.
Backed. Conservation. About Fine. Fr. VA-26. This is an
exceptional, very early Colonial Virginia note rarity, which is
rarely ever available to collectors. All were to have been turned
back into the Treasury for redemption and all were to be destroyed
by 1769.
This example is one of less than a handful known. It has old thin
archival style fiber paper collector backing which is partially
transparent to the blank reverse. There are deft sealed edge splits
and some basic conservation. The face is very well centered on
the laid period paper, and though worn from circulation most of
the printed text and designs remain clear, as does the deep brown
serial number and signature of John Randolph. Certainly, this
extraordinary rarity ranks as one of the Finest known.
A rather similar 10s denomination note grading slightly finer, was
sold in the CAA Auction of September 2002, Lot 495, where it saw
a hammer price of $8,000 and was it there described as follows:
“This is the first early Virginia we have ever had the opportunity
of offering in our 30 plus rare-currency sales. The note is in
beautiful shape for this early issue. The centerfold has been lightly
strengthened, as have two of the corner tips as split restoration is
so noted on the holder. The body of the note and all the text, as
well as the signatures, are legible and perfectly natural. There are
some typical period notations on the blank reverse. Early Virginias
are virtually never seen, and this extremely important piece will
be eagerly sought by this colony’s specialists, most of whom do
not own a single example dated prior to 1773. Needless to say,
this entire issue is unpriced in both Newman and Friedberg. We
would not be at all surprised if this treasure were to realize...
$15,000-up.”
That was a somewhat strong estimation, though all the notes on
pre-1773 Virginia are exceedingly rare. Early American History
Auctions offered a rare 10s note certified by PMG in our EAHA
Auction, February 10, 2007, Lot 755, PMG graded Fine-15, which
sold for $7,960. To date, the PMG population report for this note
stands at Zero, no 2s6d having been certified and it is the only
example we know of on the market......................... (6,000-8,000)
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Impressive “Ashby” Engraved July 17, 1775 Virgina
Revolutionary War Period Large Format Bank Form
225 Current Money of Virginia. July 17, 1775. Handwritten Date.
Large Size Note. Twenty Shillings. Choice Very Fine. Fr. VA77b. This is a terrific example of the Large Format John Ashby
engraved bank form, being engraved and signed in the left margin
print by the engraver “Ashby”. This note has a large portion of the
left indent margin is still intact, with much of the word “VIRGINIA’
still present and ‘DEATH TO COUNTERFEIT” in full. There
are a few typical light folds. The printed text is sharp and fully
readable, and the manuscript portions are sharply written in bold
brown. Endorsement on the blank reverse of “Robert Carter
Nicholas Treas.” recording this note as the Treasurer of Virginia. A very clean and pleasing, fully original “Ashby” high quality
note........................................................................... (1,400-1,600)
Virginia October 16, 1780 One Hundred Dollars Note
227 Treasury of Virginia. October 16, 1780. One Hundred Dollars.
PCGS graded Apparent Very Fine-30. Fr. VA-192. Lower left
corner missing, is noted on the holder. This note is well centered,
printed on Thin Rice Paper, and has a small corner nib at the lower
left, as mentioned. This is actually a very nice, clean and well
printed note that has the eye appeal of Extremely Fine.(275-325)
Choice Uncirculated
May 1, 1780 Virginia $2 “Guaranteed”
Rare October 20, 1777 Eight Dollars PMG Choice Unc-63
226 Trasury of Virginia. October 20, 1777. Handwritten Date. Eight
Dollars. PMG graded Choice Uncirculated-63. Fr. VA-129. This Virginia note is crisp and has solid paper with sharp edges and
corner tips, with some faint tone to the right edge. It is unusually
well margined for any Virginia note, allowing it to have choice
centering. Any note of this issue being certified as PMG Choice
Uncirculated-63 is truly quite a rarity...................... (1,400-1,800)
228 State of Virginia. May 1, 1780. Two Dollars. “Guaranteed
by the United States” Issue. Fully Signed. Very Choice Crisp
Uncirculated. Fr. VA-172. This impressive quality note is
printed in both red and black and has been fully signed on both
sides, including on the “Guarantee” endorsement line on the
reverse. There are four full margins on the reverse, that provide
nice centering and has a Jumbo sheet margin at right. This note
is a Gem though the face is a bit tight at left, with a Jumbo sheet
margin at right. Its bold brown signatures and serial number and
deep black and red printed text and designs, all add colorful eye
appeal upon this fresh, bright original paper. This note paid a 5%
Yearly Interest and the payment schedule is printed in the lower left
corner. According to some experts, the United States government
has never actually canceled the “Guaranteed” 5% yearly interest
payment promised.................................................... (1,200-1,500)
Scarce “William Imlay” Signed
Connecticut “United States” Loan Form
229 April 16, 1793, United States Loan Office Form, Connecticut,
Anderson CT-56, Very Choice Extremely Fine. Rarity-5
(Rare). Signed by William Imlay and issued for $42.46. Printed
by Francis Bailey on fine quality hand made laid paper bearing
a “SANDY RUN” watermark. This certificate is related directly
to the transference of the nation’s capitol from Philadelphia to
Washington, DC under what was known as the “Assumption Act”
(in order to persuade the South to assume a disproportionately larger
share of the Revolutionary War debt, the government agreed to
relocate the capitol to a Southern State). This example has a nearly
invisible slit-cancel and retains a huge right side margin that nearly
doubles the entire width of this document. Impressively mounted
and matted for display and ready for framing. An important piece
of Connecticut and United States fiscal history.......... (800-1,000)
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Encased Postage Stamps
Of the Civil War Era
Rare “S. Steinfeld” New York Encased Postage Merchant
Silvered One Cent
Joseph Bates “FANCYGOODS” 1 Word
230 EP-6a, HB-49, S-26. One Cent. JOSEPH BATES.
“FANCYGOODS” One Word. Partially Silvered reverse.
Choice About New Rated as Rarity-6 (16 to 20 known) according
to Fred Reed. This beautiful encasement has only some slight
friction and has a lovely natural chestnut color with the back near
60% coated with original Silvering. The stamp is a vivid, bright
deep blue and well centered. The mica is crystal clear, near perfect
and clear. This type is unpriced in “Civil War Encased Postage
Stamps” by Fred Reed in this high quality. Since 1995, this is
only the second Silvered example of EP-6a we’ve offered, the first
sold in our EAHA Auction of December 2009, Lot 529, selling
for $1,416. This specimen is worthy of a serious premium for its
lovely retained Silvering.......................................... (1,200-1,500)
233 EP-27, HB-221, S-165, Reed-ST01. One Cent, S. STEINFELD.
NY. Choice About Uncirculated. Rated as Rarity-7 (11 to 15
known) according to Fred Reed. This is a truly beautiful, vibrant
example of the 1¢, S. Steinfeld, which is a highly desirable rarity
with about a dozen or so specimens believed to exist. This example
is certainly to be ranked among the very Finest known. The bright,
fresh and deep blue George Washington stamp is highly attractive,
centered a bit to the left. It is perfectly seen through exceptionally
crystal clear, unbroken mica. The case is a beautiful natural chestnut
in color, and highlighting the sharp reverse legends are traces of
original Silvering within the central letters. Always known to
collectors as a significant and highly popular Encased Postage
Stamp rarity. This one is certainly among of the very finest in this
outstanding, high quality. This rare, major merchant type remains
one of the “Key” merchants towards completing a full thirty-four
merchant type set of Encased Postage Stamps........ (3,500-4,500)
“White The Hatter” New York Merchant Type Rarity-7
Outstanding One Cent “Gage Brothers & Drake” Rarity-8
231 EP-15, HB-120, S-88, Reed-TH01. One Cent. GAGE
BROTHERS & DRAKE, Tremont House. Chicago. Choice
About New. Rated as Rarity-8 (5 to 10 known) according to Fred
Reed. This is a very important rarity towards the full completion
of a Encased Postage Stamp collection. The stamp is perfectly
centered and retains its full original bold blue appearance. The
mica is quite clean and near perfect, with one thin 1/4” natural
surface lamination above the top left moon. The case is a lovely
golden-chestnut in color having a little sign of actual circulation
and having lots of bright original Silvering on the central reverse. All details of the legends are very clear. This EP number is rarely
ever encountered. The last EP-15 we sold was in our EAHA Sale,
February 10, 2007, Lot 777, also graded About New, selling at
$6,195. An impressive example if this significant Encased Postage
Stamp rarity.............................................................. (4,000-5,000)
One Cent North American Life with Curved “Insurance”
232 EP-24A, HB-189, S-140, Reed NA01CU. One Cent. NORTH
AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Curved
“INSURANCE”. Choice About New. Rated as Rarity-6 (16 to
20 known) according to Fred Reed. This is a premium quality
example of this scarce major Curved “INSURANCE” type. The
stamp is a fresh, rich and vivid deep blue in color, seen under crystal
clear, near perfect mica. The case has a rich natural appearance,
being a glossy chestnut in color and extremely sharp in detail with
no defects whatsoever, with distinct letters of the legends. It is a
nice looking specimen with excellent eye appeal. This EP number
is extremely scarce and more difficult to locate than Reed’s rarity
might suggest, as this is only the seventh we have offered over
three decades............................................................ (1,500-2,000)
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234 EP-30, HB-234, S-178, Reed-WH01. One Cent. WHITE THE
HATTER. New York, Very Fine. Rarity-7 (11 to 15 known)
according to Fred Reed. This White the Hatter is a highly popular
rarity due to its great merchant name and as a major “Key” type
towards collecting the complete 34 Merchant set. This White The
Hatter is certain to attract attention from all sorts of collectors
including, Encased Postage Stamps, New York City, Tokens,
Numismatic Rarities and perhaps even Hat collectors. This piece
has a small thin portion of the mica at the top rim edge missing
and shows overall light circulation. The perfectly centered deep
blue stamp has some light tone and is seen under partially crazed
mica. The reverse legends remain very sharp and the case well
sealed and defect free with some deep charcoal toning over the
majority of the reverse.
There were only two examples of the EP-30 in the important Stack’s
Auction of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of June 2004, where
both were graded Choice Extremely Fine and they sold for $3,738
and $3,450 respectively. A more pleasing example we offered was
graded Choice Very Fine, being part of the Dr. Gratz collection,
which brought $3,245. Here is an opportunity to acquire a much
more affordable type example of White the Hatter.(2,000-2,500)
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Silvered Three Cents “Ayer’s Cathartic Pills” EP-32a
235 EP-32a, HB-6, S-3. Three Cents. AYER’S CATHARTIC PILLS.
“Long Arrows”Type. Silvered. About New. Rated as Rarity-1
(common) according to Fred Reed. This is a very original Encased
Postage Stamp from a more common Merchant, yet very unusual
being nicely Silvered on its back showing only faint friction. The
red stamp is has some typical light waviness at center and is very
clean. The mica has a few tiny natural specks within its layers and
is unbroken and clean otherwise. The defect-free case is a pleasing
golden-chestnut in color, with nearly 95% of the original Silvering
retained on the reverse side highlighting its legends and devices. Encased Postage Stamps with near full original reverse Silvering
are quite rare.................................................................. (700-800)
Scarce Three Cents
“Brown’s Bronchial Troches” Rarity-6
Gorgeous Three Cent
“J. Gault” Plain Frame Rarity-7 or 8
238 EP-46, HB-129, S-95, Reed-JG03. Three Cents. J. GAULT.
Plain Frame. Choice About Uncirculated. Rated as a Rarity-7
(11 to 15 known) according to Fred Reed. We have offered just
five prior examples of this 3¢ denomination over the past three and
a half decades. There was only one solitary piece was offered in the
celebrated John J. Ford Collection sale of June 2004. This current
specimen is quite outstanding. The clean red George Washington
stamp is clear having nice even eye appeal. It is well centered,
just a bit to the right. The mica is excellent, being near perfect,
crystal clear with smooth surfaces that show just a touch of faint
friction. The case is clean, defect free and smooth.
This 3¢ denomination is definitely rarer than even the more popular
higher values of 24¢ and 30¢ for this merchant. In fact, it has about
the same number of auction appearances as the rare One Cent and
Ninety Cent denominations in Fred Reed’s (1891 through 1994)
auction survey report. It is a denomination certainly missing in
most collections. The Finest prior example we have offered was in
our EAHA Auction, September 13, 2007, Lot 3104, graded Choice
AU, which sold for $1,947. Here is an important opportunity for
collectors looking to complete a full Encased Postage or “J. Gault”
denomination set...................................................... (2,000-2,500)
One of Only About Three Known Specimens To Exist !
236 EP-38, HB-63, S-32, Reed-BT03. Three Cents. BROWN’S
BRONCHIAL TROCHES. Choice Extremely Fine. Rated
as Rarity-6 (16 to 20 known) according to Fred Reed. The red
George Washington portrait stamp is very well centered having a
light diagonal crease. It is seen through perfectly clear, unbroken
mica having just a few trivial natural internal layer laminations. The rich chestnut case is very clean and defect-free, having sharp
clear legends on its reverse. Only about a dozen examples of this
scarce Encased Postage Stamp number are actually known..........
(800-1,000)
Choice “Burnett’s Standard Cooking Extracts” Rarity-6
237 EP-40, HB-82, S-53, Reed-BE03. Three Cents. BURNETT’S
STANDARD COOKING EXTRACTS. Choice About
Uncirculated. Rated as Rarity-6 (16 to 20 known) according to
Fred Reed. This Three Cent denomination of “Burnett’s Cooking
Extracts” is occasionally available, but it is far more scarce than
either the Five or Ten Cents of this same issue. This is one of the
very finest examples in quality we have offered. The perfectly
centered stamp is fresh, being a deep rich red in appearance. The
mica is perfectly clean and clear with just some light friction from
minor circulation at best. The case is completely defect-free and has
a lovely, glossy natural even golden-chestnut color with traces of
original mint luster remaining within the excellent reverse legends. Every tiny detail of the reverse legends are distinct, showing virtually
no wear whatsoever. We sold a similarly graded example in our
EAHA Auction, February 13, 1999, Lot 572, graded Choice AU,
which sold for $1,207. A truly superb looking example.............. ................................................................................. (1,200-1,800)
239 EP-49, HB-149, S-107, Reed-IH03. Three Cent. HUNT & NASH,
IRVING HOUSE. New York. Plain Frame. About New. Rated
as Hi Rarity-8+ (About 5 known) according to Fred Reed. However,
it is widely accepted that there are only about three known to exist.
Two examples were in the historic offering of the Stack’s, John J.
Ford Collection Sale, Part IV, June 2004. This current example is
Lot 520 of that collection (no insert tag). In Bowers & Hodder’s
“The Standard Catalogue,” Michael Hodder also suggests that less
than five examples are known. There are only dashes in place of
values in all grades due to its great rarity.
The fresh, vivid red stamp is perfectly centered, very bold, bright
and clean. The mica is virtually perfect, being extremely clean
and crystal clear with one wispy natural surface lamination layer at
left. The reverse case is exceptionally sharp and defect-free with a
subdued golden-brassy luster having been cleaned long ago. This
offering is a highly important opportunity, one not to be missed
by any serious Encased Postage Stamp collector.
We have sold the following examples of this exceptionally rare
Merchant variety; Lot #1142, June 23, 1989 (later re-offered again
as Lot 658 of February 1993). Nearly three years ago we sold
one of the John Ford, Jr. examples as Lot 794 of our February
2005 sale, selling for $3,540. Lot 828 of our EAHA, August 25,
2007 Auction sale brought $3,305. Overall, this is a wonderful
looking, superior quality example of a highly important Encased
Postage rarity. As one of only about Three Known to exist, serious
consideration is important........................................ (5,000-6,000)
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Elusive EP-63 Five Cents “AYER’S SARSAPARILLA”
Collection of Twenty Seven “Ayers American Almanacs”
240 EP-63, HB-33, S-16. Five Cents. AYER’S SARSAPARILLA.
Medium letters. Very Fine or better. Rated as Rarity-6 (16 to
20 known) according to Fred Reed. The rich deep brown stamp is
perfectly centered, sharp and bold. The mica is very clear and as a
few trivial natural surface laminations. The case is quite clean and
a nice golden-chestnut with some deeper scattered charcoal tones. This rarely encountered number is an important and quite collectable
example for this type and scarce five cent denomination............. .................................................................................... (800-1,200)
Bold 5¢ “Burnett’s Standard Cooking Extracts” Boston
243 “AYER’S” Encased Postage Stamp Related, Collection of
Twenty Seven All Different, “AYER’S American Almanacs,”
Average grade Very Fine. This hard to recreate, very interesting
Collection of Twenty Seven different “AYER’S American
Almanacs” which include the years: 1868 to 1873, 1875 to 1878,
1880 to 1890, and 1891 to 1896. A few exhibit some minor
expected foxing and some minor handling problems with most
being quite nice and clean and sold “as is” as such. Overall a very
fine grouping for any Match and Medicine or Encased Postage
Stamp related “AYER’S” collection. (27 Issues)......... (500-700)
Obsolete Currency & Related
One of Kentucky’s Earliest “Frontier-Issued” Banknotes
241 EP-70, HB-83, S-54. Five Cents. BURNETT’S STANDARD
COOKING EXTRACTS, Boston, Choice Extremely Fine.
Rarity-4 (31 to 40 known) according to Fred Reed. This is a
beautiful, bold looking example which might have graded About
New but for one small natural piece of the central mica lacking from
Jefferson’s mouth and right cheek, with a fine central lamination in
the mica to the left moon. The stamp itself remains a rich original
deep bold brown. The case is a lovely lustrous chestnut in color,
having superb defect free smooth surfaces that appear virtually
New. Surprisingly, we have not offered another for over three
years, since 2008. Overall, this is a very attractive, collectable
example.......................................................................... (500-600)
Extremely Rare Twelve Cents “Lord & Taylor” New York
244 The Kentucky Insurance Company. Lexington, KY. Five
Dollars. Contemporary Counterefeit. Dated 1803. Very Fine.
Haxby KY-170 C36. Hughes 403. This very important “Frontierissued” note, which is dated 1803 is absolutely one of the earliest
known notes to be actually issued in Kentucky for circulation, even
as a Contemporary Counterfeit. No Genuine notes from this plate
type are known. Contemporary counterfeits from this current plate,
are ever rarely seen. There is a small right-end professionally sealed
split which does not detract from the great rarity and desirability
of this important note. It is bright and vivid, with two small pen
cancels on the right signature. This historic, major Kentucky note
is a significant rarity for placement into a serious Obsolete and/or
Kentucky currency collection........................................ (600-800)
242 EP-153, HB-172, S-125, Reed-LT12. Twelve Cents. LORD &
TAYLOR, New York. Plain Frame. Extremely Fine. Rated as
Hi Rarity-8 (5 to 10 known) according to Fred Reed. An important
Encased Postage Stamp “Key” and Twelve Cents denomination. There are estimated to be no more than six examples known of this
significant rarity. This is a very collectable example, net graded
Extremely Fine as there is a small 1/4” void in the mica from
below Washington’s chin to the bottom rim edge. The deep black
stamp is very clean and sharp in appearance, centered slightly to
the right. The mica has some light surface lamination at lower left. The case itself easily grades Choice About New as all details of
the legends are superbly sharp, defect-free with a perfect glossy,
natural chestnut color. According to a prior owner, the pedigree
for this piece is the famous Arnold Pearl Sale in 1969 (no insert
tag included)............................................................ (3,000-3,500)
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245 Boston, MA, The Massachusetts Bank, $2, 1700s, Later Proof
Impression on Bond Paper, Choice Extremely Fine. Haxby
MA-270 G74. PRF-R5. Small format plate proof done in the
19th Century. Text with date designated “17,” a series listed in
Newman. A choice example from this eight peice set of small size,
square shaped notes. Wide left edge margin and a single punch
hole cancel..................................................................... (500-600)
Superb Grade “1800” Dated “Bank of Baltimore” $20
1817 Michigan Territorial Bearer Scrip Signed Rarity
246 The Bank of Baltimore. Baltimore, MD. Twenty Dollars.
Contemprary Counterfeit. No Cancel. Choice Very Fine or
better. Haxby MD-15 C86. Shank 5.5.51. One of the finest
quality early issue historic Maryland Obsolete Era Banknotes any
collector will likely encounter, of any type. This note is boldly
printed and has not been canceled. It is from a well executed “C”
position Counterfeit plate, with an important engraved “1800” date. The signatures are bold and very accurate representations. Listed
in Shank et al as 5.5.51 and in high grade. This note was certainly
a deceptive Counterfeit. This early American bank commenced
its operations on January 2, 1797 with $1,200,000 in capital. The
initial series 1797 notes are listed by Eric Newman in his major
reference, “The Early Paper Money of America”. This extremely
early note was issued only three years later, and is perhaps almost
as rare as the first issues. There are a few very minor nicks at the
right end. Overall, this is a very solid and well printed historic
note................................................................................. (400-500)
248 Detroit, MI. Bearer Scrip Signed by Brewster & Dorr, “at
my shop in Detroit”. 25 Cents. 1817. Fine. Haxby-Not Listed. Bowen 2. This is one of the earliest notes on Michigan Territory,
and is noted as such within the typeface located on the end panels. As such, this is an extremely interesting layout and historical issue. Signed and issued, exceedingly rare........................ (1,000-1,500)
William Thomson Collection, CAA FUN 1-2004, Lot 17369
Superb 1830’s Bank of Michigan Five Dollars Proof Note
With Seated Man and Dog
As Used on the “Kirtland” Series
Fantastic Experimental
Engraver’s Hybrid Test Proof Note
249 Detroit, MI. The Bank of Michigan. Five Dollars. Gem India
Paper Proof. Haxby MI-140 G24 Lee DET 6-26. PRF-R6/5. This
impressive, early 1830’s Proof is from a sheet, initially sold in the
ABN sale. Engraved by Draper, Underwood, Bald, & Spencer. This
is the first of this type we have offered and is the “Plate A” example
from a stunning sheet that came from the 1990 ABN Sale and held
by its former owner for two decades. Recently, this became one
of only four single proofs which likely will constitute the supply
forever. Gorgeous black inks on white India surfaces. Seated man
and dog as used on the Kirtland note series. Lovely panel ends on
each side. The condition is perfect in all respects. Magnificent.
The very First of this rare Gem Proof Bank of Michigan note to
be offered by Early American History Auctions........ (800-1,200)
247Boston, (MA), The Charlestown Bank, New Bedford, New
Brunswick (Canada). New England Bank Note Co.. Fifty
Dollars. Engraver’s Hybrid Titled Test Note. Gem India Paper
Proof. Haxby-Unlisted. Plate G. Printed on India paper. PRF R8. This remarkable Proof note is likely Unique. It has the imprint
of the New England Banknote Company. Vignettes include, at
left of top center a period haywagon scene. At the lower left is a
sailboat and at the lower right, is Justice seated. This is the sole
example known to us and a very unusual and complex experimental
note in having the use of two countries which is basically unheardof. We believe this note was likely in the John J. Ford holdings.
A tremendous opportunity to acquire the single example of this
wonderful design. This note is fresh, clean and bright exhibiting
excellent overall eye appeal. Ex: Haverford Collection; 2000
Strasburg Sale #201 (R.M. Smythe & Co., September 15-16, 2000,
Lot 1244).................................................................. (1,800-2,000)
Stylish American Eagle Vignetted
$10 Michigan India Proof
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250 Detroit, MI. The Bank of Michigan. Ten Dollars. Gem India
Paper Proof. Haxby MI-140 G28 Lee DET 6-34. PRF-R6/5. As we have stated numerous times, Michigan Proofs are usually
tough to find. Last year’s 52 Collection Proof sale had but one
Michigan Proof note, if that is any indication. The ABN Archives
did not have many either, as compared to some other states. This
beautiful early 1830’s Proof note is from a sheet, initially sold in
the ABN sale, then held by its owner across two decades. It is
Engraved by Draper, Underwood, Bald, & Spencer. At the top
center is a vignette of a large American Eagle, and at the ends are
identical panels with a seated Native American Indian. We have
offered only one other, quite some time ago and it sold for a good
price. This example is in superior condition to that prior note. This
is the “Plate D” or bottom impression, off the once four-subject
sheet. A very stylish, and of course, very rare Bank of Michigan
Gem India Paper Proof............................................... (800-1,200)
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Stacked Coins Vignetted “Bank of Albany” Note
Showing a Row of Five Qverlapping Draped Bust Dollars !
Made Payable to GENERAL MIFFLIN
251 The Bank of Albany. Albany, New York. Five Dollars. Dated
1812. Contemporary Counterfeit. Fine. Haxby NY-30 C76. Plate E. No imprint. High Rarity-5. This note has a fabulous
and exciting vignette on its left end, showing a vertical row of five
overlapping Draped Bust dollars that appear (on two) to be dated
“1801”. There is text in the center, with the right end vignette
of Ceres standing, printed in red. Printed on period wove paper,
having a few expected trivial few nicks and pinholes. This is a
very scarce, early United States Silver Dollar, “Coin” vignetted
series, that in this case is superior in grade to the recent Larry
Stack Collection notes. This important design type and issue as
illustrated in the Newman reference “The Early Paper Money of
America” on page 296 as a pre-1800 early New York Bank, this
current note being in superior quality to the Newman plate. Also,
made payable to GENERAL MIFFLIN...................... (800-1,000)
254 Philadelphia, PA, John Thompson Groceries at 130 North Water
Street, 50 Cents, Dec. 10, 1814, Fine. Haxby PA-Not listed.
Hoober 305-889 A rare note with a full width naned signature. Top center with vignette of goods and barrells, the imprint of
Lafourcade, Printer, 159 N.3rd St. at the bottom. Excellent grade
with very slight corner nick at the lower right............... (450-550)
1863 Sheet Music “HOW ARE YOU GREEN-BACKS”
Starr Test Note Progress Proof on India Paper
252New York, NY, The Mechanics’ Bank in the City of New
York, Five Dollars, February 10, 1824. E. & C. Starr Test Note
Progress Proof on India Paper. Choice About Uncirculated.
Haxby NY-1745-Not listed. PRF-R7. A very rare black and white
proof with the imprint of Executed by E. & C. Starr. This has
none of the colors used on the final test notes for this mysterious,
Congreve Patent style firm. Great eagle vignette at the top center
and using these bank titles with or without permission as further,
deep research would be needed to find out. We have seen only
one other B&W of this style. Some minor handling..... (500-600)
255 May 3, 1863-Dated. First Edition. Historic Printed Sheet Music
Titled, HOW ARE YOU GREEN-BACKS, Sung by Dan Bryant,
Words by E. Bowers, Arranged by Charles Glover, Published
by Wm. A. Pond & Co. New York, Very Fine. This original
13 1/8” x 10 1/8” period Sheet Music has 3 pages of song plus
cover. It is very clean and vivid in appearance with some light age
tone, disbound, a period light red stamp for “John F. Ellis, Pianos
& Music, Penna. Ave., Washington, D.C.” (which seems most
appropriate), in oval at center near the bottom . Printed in bold
black and green, with the central devices of a fantasy, period, $10
Federal Styled Note with two others beneath, showing Dan Bryant
(the singer) in an oval vignette at left. This “Note” is Signed by
Bryant and William A. Pond, the Publisher of the “Popular comic
Song.” A light pencil notation on the cover reads, “Compliments
of S. Mello, Washington, D.C. May 3, 1863”. A great piece that
works with Large Size, Federal Currency, or any collection of
“Green Backs.”.............................................................. (400-600)
The Haxby Plate Note
Intricate Patterns and Dies
With Portrait of General Greene
253 Wilmington, NC. The Bank of Cape Fear. Three Dollars.
Dated June 9, 1817. Plate C. Contemporary Counterfeit. The
Haxby Plate Note. Choice Crisp About Uncirculated. Haxby
NC-90 C40. This is a very scarce, High Rarity-5 contemporary
counterfeit, with the imprint of Leney & Rollinson, N. Y. at bottom
center. The top central vignette displays Commerce Seated, with
engraved Shaded End Panels, a “THREE” left and “3” at right. This Plate C counterfeit is extremely high grade for such an early
North Carolina major type. It is bright, vibrant, and looks just as
a brand new note. This is the outstanding Haxby Plate Note, with
a pedigree from the 2003 CAA Cincinnati Sale, Lot 1549. This is
a distinguished pedigree for certain, and only the second we have
catalogued for sale......................................................... (750-950)
256 Plate 43, Formerly from the Cyrus Durand Archive Book.
Portraits, Dies and Grillwork. An interesting Durand plate
arrangement, the patterns quite intricate on a 10” x 10.25” heavy
wove page. Eleven elements, all printed in black. Bottom center,
large portrait of unidentified jurist (by his dress, Judge Story?)
flanked by two ornate circular lathe frames, underneath narrow
strip of grillwork. Above, piece of wider grillwork with repeating
THREE micro-lettered pattern. General Greene above. Five other
lathe pieces. A few petty foxing and glue specks. Interesting plate
and striking portraiture. Formerly from the 52 Collection; private
purchase, Anthony Terranova........................................ (350-400)
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Superb Numerical “3” Plate from Durand Archive With
Small Oval Portrait of President George Washington
257 Plate 33, Formerly from
the Cyrus Durand Archive
Book. Grand Ornate “3”
with Dies and Vignettes.
The amazing and all unique
constructions featuring India
die proof elements showcasing
Cyrus Durand’s awesome
patents on this 10” x 10.25”
heavy wove sheet. The plate
with five elements, all printed in
black, is superb. Very immense
and ornate “3” at center. 50mm
by 75mm. Left and right, identical micro-lettered ONE counters.
At bottom, Capitol of Tennessee (pencil corner notation as such)
and at top, small oval portrait of Washington (used on Plate 1 and
others in the book, see the Stack’s sale catalogue). The center
portion is incredibly masterful in execution, but we are not certain
of its practical usage. It might only have been used for sample
sheets or other projects. Some glue traces seen on perimeter of two
India paper elements. Formerly from the 52 Collection; private
purchase, Anthony Terranova........................................ (450-600)
Striking Color Cyrus Durand Array
258 Plate 51, Formerly from the
Cyrus Durand Archive Book.
Portrait, Dies, Grillwork and
Color Counters. Though the
color is brief, striking in the
balance and contribution to
the overall production. Fifteen
elements, thirteen printed in
black and three in deep carmine.
The elements in this case affixed
to the 10” x 10.25” page guard,
not a page, with ghosting to the
verso of the prior Plate 50. Male
portrait affixed center of wide piece of grillwork with repeating
micro-lettered THREE pattern. 90mm by 42mm. Flanking, black
cycloidals with carmine counters affixed at center. “X” left and
“10” right. Above central, spoked cycloidal with carmine piece
set in middle, three small pieces around.
Bottom, incredibly intricate and large “N” with micro-lettered ONE
pattern. Flanking, smaller cycloidals. Extreme bottom, wide piece
of grillwork with repeating micro-lettered ONE pattern, incredibly
fine lined. An intricate and desirable multi-color plate. The lathe
work is amazing on this example. The placement on the page
guard may or may not have been an accident since it seems to fit
the center of the book position well. There is some glue wrinkling
and ghosting seen from the next Plate 52. This plate related to the
five full proof banknotes in the Durand archive book. There were
realtively few color plates in the book making them all the more
important. Formerly from the 52 Collection; private purchase,
Anthony Terranova........................................................ (450-650)
High Denomination Cyrus Durand
Archive Book Counters
259 Plate 68, Formerly from the Cyrus Durand Archive Book.
Counters, Lathe Pattern and Grillwork. Great Danforth, Wright
& Co. era work. There are seven elements, all printed in black.
Horizontal axis with row of counters on a 10” x 10.25” heavy
wove page. Center, intricate cursive ONE on cycloidal. Flanking,
M-ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS- counter and right C-ONE
HUNDRED-DOLLARS from same series. All DW style. The
last two are the first seen by us. Above, strip of nine repeating
THREE hexagonals with 1 counter extreme top. Below center,
strip of micro-lettered repeating FIVE grillwork with 10 counter
at bottom. Another distinctive layout and handsome array. High
quality plate as were several in this section of the book. Formerly
from the 52 Collection; private purchase, Anthony Terranova..... ....................................................................................... (300-400)
Impressive Allegorical Figure of George Washington
with Commerce and Agriculture
Hand-Engraved Steel Printing Plate
260 c. 1870 Engraved Steel Die Printing Plate, Allegorical Figures
of Commerce and Agriculture with central George Washington
Portrait Vignette, 4.75” x 2.25”, Choice Extremely Fine. This
wonderful Engraved Steel Die Printing Plate from the American
Bank Note Company Archives has lovely light silver-gray color
with deeper gray around the vignettes. The Portrait of George
Washington is after Gilbert Stuart, displayed in oval frame with
“Commerce” at left and “Agriculture” at right. Other devices
scene in this plate include implements of the allegorical figures,
plus Ships and a Locomotive in the distance at either side. An
attractive Printing Plate was used as a bank note vignette for
currency design. Engraved identification number. Ex: Stack’s
J.A. Sherman Collection Sale, August 2007, Lot 96, where it
realized $863. Today, these rare and popular die vignette plates
are in demand and sell for more.................................. (800-1,000)
Impressive Allegorical Figure of “Liberty” Seated with a
Liberty Cap On Pole Hand Engraved Steel Printing Plate
261 c. 1870 Engraved Steel Printing Plate, Allegorical Figure of
“Liberty” Seated with a Liberty Cap On Pole and a Fasces
Vignette, 2” x 2.5”, Choice Extremely Fine. This original
hand-engraved Steel Printing Plate has excellent eye appeal. The
surfaces are medium steel-gray in color with the engraving sharp
and attractive. Engraved identification number with “Midd Hard”
scratched on the plain back for type identification, together with its
original heavy card protective sleeve. A rare a highly impressive
type that likely would have been used by the American Bank Note
Company on currency, bonds and the like for its vignette style and
decoration. Very rare. (2 items)................................... (700-900)
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Colonial Coinage
Choice 1723 Rosa Americana Penny NGC Graded AU-55
262 1723 Rosa Americana Penny, NGC graded About Uncirculated55 Brown. This is a perfectly centered coin on both sides, having
a very sharp strike such that all details remain very distinct and
clear. This example has excellent original rich chestnut with a
glossy appearance on the surfaces, which creates excellent overall
eye appeal. The coin is virtually defect free being a very nice, high
quality example. Current 2011 Red Book lists this major type at
a value of $1,500 in AU-50 and $3,500 in MS-60. A lovely, very
pleasing high quality coin........................................ (1,000-1,500)
Pleasing 1724 Wood’s Hibernia Halfpenny ANACS EF-40
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Gorgeous 1787 Machin’s Mills Halfpenny PCGS EF-45
266 1787 Machin’s Mills Halfpenny. PCGS graded Extremely Fine45. Rarity-4. This coin is very well centered and has relatively
smooth, evenly worn defect-free surfaces. It has chestnut to
medium-brown color and decent details. Listed on page 64 of
the 2011 Red Book, with a value of $2,300 in “EF.” This coin
is particularly attractive, being exceedingly sharp for the grade,
and with a “1787” date that is fully upon the planchet. It appears
to have been somewhat conservatively graded. Machin’s Mills
coinage rarely is encountered with such superb looking glossy
surfaces and sharpness of detail............................... (1,500-2,000)
Pleasing Circulated
1787 Nova Eborac Copper Facing Left
263 1724 Wood’s Hibernia Halfpenny. Martin 4.5 K-4. ANACS
graded Extremely Fine-40. Rarity-2. This quality Wood’s
Hibernia Halfpenny has the scarcer 1724 date. It has nice original
chestnut-brown color. The strike is nice, both sides have smooth,
glossy hard surfaces and is strong at the peripheries which have
sharp, perfect edges. This is a premium quality coin for its grade
of this scarcer Wood’s date. Listed on page 43 of the 2011 Red
Book, with a value of $850 in “EF.” A very nice 1724 example of
this type.......................................................................... (400-600)
Impressive 1788 Vermont Copper Mailed Bust Right
1785 Nova Constellatio Copper “Small Date” NGC VF-25
264 1785 Nova Constellatio Copper. “CONSTELLATIO,” SMALL
DATE with Pointed Rays. NGC graded Very Fine-25 Brown.
This major listed “Small Date” type has nice natural chestnutbrown color, smooth hard surfaces and is well centered on both
sides. There are no noticeable marks or detractions and the central
“eye” is weak as is typical of the variety. Listed on page 52 of the
2011 Red Book, with a value of $3,500 in “VF.” Overall, a most
pleasing specimen of this important 1785 “CONSTELLATIO”
type........................................................................... (2,000-2,500)
Choice Quality 1787 Connecticut Copper
With Great Color
265 1787 Connecticut Copper. Draped Bust Left. “ETLIR”. PCGS
graded Extremely Fine-45. This pleasing 1787 Connecticut
Copper has light, even honest circulation. It has overall excellent
eye appeal for the grade, being a perfect natural medium brown
in color, with nice hard surfaces and exhibits some sharp details.
Listed on page 60 of the 2011 Red Book, with a value of $1,450
in “EF.”.......................................................................... (700-900)
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267 1787 Nova Eborac Copper. Seated Figure Facing Left. PCGS
graded Very Fine-35. This medium chestnut-brown coin has
lovely, smooth hard surfaces with some softly struck peripheral
details for the choice grade of VF-35. Overall, there are no
detractions worthy of mention. Listed on page 65 of the 2011 Red
Book, with a value of $900 in “VF.”............................. (750-850)
268 1788 Vermont Copper. Mailed Bust Right. Ryder-16. W-2120.
About Uncirculated. Rarity-1. This more common Vermont
Copper variety has glossy medium chestnut color with some
scattered deeper brown tones with only a slight hint of light wear
to its highpoints. The centering of both its face and back are near
perfect, with just a hint of trivial roughness in areas. The rims are
quite sharp and mark free, on this variety that is always found
weakly struck at the centers, as made. This is a very nice coin
that would fit well into any collection of high quality Vermont
Coppers, or Colonial Coins in general as an example of this major
listed type................................................................. (1,400-1,800)
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Exceedingly Rare George Washington Related
“Long Live The King” Coat Button
Well Detailed 1820 North West Company Token
269 1820 North West Company Token. Struck in Brass. W-9250.
Breen-1083. Holed at top as intended. Very Fine. 132.8 gns. This major, highly popular 1820 North West Company Token
has details that are superior to most seen, with King George IV’s
profile portrait well-detailed. The lower portion of the reverse is
similar in being quite strongly detailed. Holed at top as made for
suspension and bundling. The surfaces have an attractive, mostly
hard dark brown color, with scattered minor pitting and some
scaling across the King’s bust, which is very typical of this issue. It has a far better appearance than the vast majority (and there are
not that many) of surviving examples. Perhaps the finest known
is illustrated on page 74 of the 2011 Red Book, where it is valued
at $12,000 in Very Fine condition. Collectors who are familiar
with this rare issue will note that this current specimen has an
overall quite impressive appearance, which is rarely encountered. An important opportunity to acquire a rather pleasing and highly
elusive, North West Company Token...................... (6,000-8,000)
1783 Washington “Unity States” Cent NGC Mint State-62
272 c. 1789. Colonial Era Coat Size Button. “Long Live The
King” Legend. Brass. The Model for the George Washington
Inaugural Buttons. With Original Shank. Excavated. Very
Good. 32mm diameter. This is an original example of the very
rare, brass Uniform Coat Button, which has the inscription, “Long
Live The King” around an empty circular center. Surrounding
rays radiate outward, beyond the central inscription. The blank
back has the Original Shank still fully intact at center. The Albert
reference does not list this exact button, though the same style is
used for the “Long Live The President” button. Two examples of
this button design are included as part of J. Harold Cobb George
Washington button collection (though that one was of a totally
different British Hand-engraved Design and called a “George III”
in the master listing.) This current example does read “Long Live
The King.” and was collected by Cobb along with his Inaugural
types as an associated button. Images of this can be seen online
with the posted Cobb Collection information.
This button was excavated. It is dark brown in color and now
exhibits overall surface porosity. The inscription “Long Live The
King” is fairly clear and readable. A number of different button
types were made at the time of George Washington’s inauguration
as America’s first President at New York City in 1789. Several
types were inscribed “Long Live The President” in a style fully
similar to this button. A rare and historically important button
associated to the George Washington inaugural era types.............
................................................................................. (1,200-1,800)
270 1783 Washington and Independence “Unity States” Cent. NGC
graded Mint State-62 Brown. This medium brown lustrous coin
has perfect centering on both sides, a wonderful sharp strike and
glossy overall underlying satiny luster. There are no marks or
defects, only the slightest hint of ancient cabinet friction that does
not affect its choice eye appeal. Listed on page 76 of the 2011 Red
Book, with a value of $2,500 in “UNC.” Very scarce in this high
Mint State quality, specially in that it is a very early superb strike
having almost no trace of the normal reverse striations................ ................................................................................. (1,500-2,000)
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George Washington Buttons
Extremely Rare George Washington Inaugural Button
“Eagle with Star” Type Original Shank Albert WI-12B
271 (1789) George Washington Inaugural Button. Large Size.
“Eagle & Star” type. With its Original Shank. Albert WI-12B.
NGC Certified GENUINE. Extremely Fine. 35 mm. Rarity-5
(Only 8 Examples of this rare variety are Known). This is the
Large Coat Button Size and the variety with the border consisting
of 54 incuse dots. Small denticles subvariety. This piece is
well preserved and has its original shank on the back. The 2005
revised edition of Cobb’s catalog of George Washington Inaugural
Buttons states that Only 8 Examples of this rare variety are Known. Exceedingly rare. Accompanied by its NGC Photo Certificate
Certified GENUINE................................................ (4,000-5,000)
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Unlisted Heraldic Eagle Early George Washington Button
Exceptional (1789) Brass “Long Live The President” with
Wreath Type George Washington Inaugural Button
273 (1789) George Washington Inaugural Button. “Long Live The
President” with “Wreath” Type. Brass. Pant Button Size. With
Original Shank. Albert WI-17B. NGC Certified GENUINE.
Choice Near Mint. 15mm. Pant Button Size. Rarity-5. In this
type of Washington Inaugural Button, the inscription “Long Live
The President” surrounds a wreath with an empty interior. This type
comes in 2 sizes, the button offered here being the smaller of the
two varieties. This button is in excellent, original condition. The
brass has the correct color, is smooth and hard and does not appear
to have ever been buried. The original shank is attached, complete
and present on the back. There are slight traces of original Silvering
still retained within the obverse devices and on the reverse side. Albert’s Rarity-5 indicates that only 6 to 10 examples are known. A wonderful example of an early button made to celebrate George
Washington’s first inauguration. An example of this variety, in
choice condition, sold in Stack’s January 21, 2003 sale for $5,250
(hammer price). Another example in Extremely Fine was sold by
Heritage in February 2007 for $5,975. One of the Finest Known
and of museum quality............................................. (5,000-6,000)
Washington Inaugural Button
“Long Live The President”
One of Two or Three Known Type
Lacking In The Cobb Collection
274 (1789), George Washington Inaugural Button. with “Long
Live The President.” Albert WI-18A. With its Original Shank.
NGC Certified GENUINE. Fine. Rarity-7 (Only Two or so
Known). 20 mm. This is the type with a ring of 15 stars in the
center, surrounded by an incuse ring, outside of which is the incuse
inscription: “Long Live The President.” This button is smaller than
most Washington Inaugural buttons, but there is a still smaller,
15 mm version of this button type (Albert WI-18B). The button
offered here is partially weak, making the stars and incuse ring
difficult to discern. This button includes the original shank on the
back, and is darkly patinated.
It is rated as Rarity-7, which is Albert’s highest rarity rating,
indicating that only one or two examples are known. The J. Harold
Cobb collection of Inaugural buttons, sold by Stack’s January 21,
2003, did not contain an example of this variety. We have found
no other sales of this button since 2003. This is one of two known
examples, no others of this significant type having been offered
at auction to our knowledge. Accompanied by its NGC Photo
Certificate Certified GENUINE............................... (2,500-3,000)
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275 c. 1800s, George Washington Button. Heraldic Eagle with 15Stars. Unlisted Type. Brass. No shank. About Very Good. 20
mm. This well worn, actually used brass button has a design with
15 incuse Stars at the top, “Washington” incuse below, along with
an incuse American Heraldic Eagle at the bottom. The shank was
attached to the center of this side. The outer facing side of this
button is completely blank and smooth, as made. This piece is not
listed in the George Washington section of Albert’s “Record of
American Uniform and Historical Buttons,” and may possibly be
a unique design type. The use of 15 Stars typically would be for
the number of official States, which would indicate a time period
of about 1792 or some time later (as the design suggests), with the
introduction of Kentucky in 1792. An exceptional rarity missing
in every Washington related button collection........ (1,200-1,400)
Fugio Cents
1787 Fugio Cent “Cross After Date” Type Newman 1-B
276 1787 Fugio Cent. Pointed Rays / UNITED STATES. “Cross
After Date” type. Newman 1-B. Choice Very Fine. 130.1 grns.
Rarity-6 (13-30 known) for the variety. This attractive example
has smooth, hard somewhat glossy medium brown surfaces. The
planchet is nearly defect-free with a surface irregularity at the
lower obverse edge at 5:00, which says a lot about the quality when
you’re talking about Fugio Cents. The surfaces have smoothed
down over time by the light even wear this coin has received. The
obverse shows no multiple clash marks and has excellent detail
to the Sun, Sundial FUGIO and date, with a clearly seen “Cross
After Date.” The reverse links are extremely sharp and clear with
sharply detailed, easily readable central legends. Fugio Cent variety
collectors will appreciate the condition and rarity of this scarce
“Cross After Date” major type................................. (3,750-5,500)
1787 Fugio Cent “Club Rays” Type Newman 3-D
277 1787 Fugio Cent. Club Rays / UNITED STATES. Newman 3-D.
Extremely Fine. 160.1 grns. Rarity 3. This popular and major
Fugio Cent type has nice centering and clear details, including
the large Club Rays. It has nice, natural chestnut color and the
surfaces have a very faint wispiness, apparently within the planchet
as made. A very nice looking collectable example in unusual high
quality...................................................................... (1,200-1,800)
“Loss of the Somers” Mexican War Medal NGC MS-66
Gorgeous 1787 Fugio Cent Newman 8-B PCGS AU-55
278 1787 Fugio Cent. Pointed Rays / UNITED STATES. 4
Cinquefoils. Newman 8-B. PCGS graded About Uncirculated55. This wonderful 1787 Fugio Cent has sharp, distinct details
and appears to be fully Uncirculated to this cataloger’s eye. There
is no sign or any actual wear and the surfaces are a perfect light
brown, hard and smooth. The strike is so sharp that there is die
clash seen on the reverse. A tiny edge clip is located at 5:00, so
small that it is virtually hidden by the PCGS holder. This lovely
coin is very pleasing................................................ (2,000-3,000)
Historic Medals
1777 “France Prepares to Aid America” Silver Medal
280 1846-Dated. (c.1900) “Loss of the Somers,” Mexican War Naval
Medal. United States Mint Struck in Bronze. NGC graded Mint
State-66. Julian NA-24. 57.3 mm. 93 gm. This exceptional, “Loss
of the Somers” Naval medal has a lovely, deep natural chestnutbrown color and is in superb overall quality, being NGC certified
and graded Mint State-66. This medal is the only and Finest in
quality of this vintage, certified by NGC. Accompanied by its
NGC Photo Certification graded MS-66................. (1,000-1,200)
This United States Mint made medal, was produced circa 1900 to our best
knowledge. We are aware of only a small group of this special vintage
and type that were recently discovered, and unpublished until now. Also
to our best knowledge only one of each design is known. It is possible that
others may exist. They are clearly not originals or 19th century restrikes.
These medals have a distinct appearance. They are certainly the “only
ones recognized” for what they are. Also, they are apparently even rarer
than the medals that were produced by the Mint with the green experimental
finish, that were used for only a few years at the turn of the 19th century.
According to Joe Levine, he has not seen any of this vintage previously, over
many decades of specialization and as a top authority in the field. We know
of none other of these medals, other than a few sold through Presidential.
It is difficult to to estimate their market value as they are of a later issue,
and the “originals” have been widely collected since made. However,
this vintage of issue appears to be vastly more rare than the “originals,”
if not unique. The true rarity of these medals is unknown. However, the
fact that they have just come to the attention of longtime specialists in the
field is a good indication of their great scarcity.
c. 1885 Tiffany & Co. “Long and Faithful Service” Medal
279 1777-Dated Revolutionary War Period. “France Prepares to
Aid America” Medal. Obverse 1. Struck in Silver. Reeded
Edge. Jeton. Betts 558. NGC graded Mint State-62. 28.9 mm.
6.9 grams. This satiny and lustrous French Jeton, bears the portrait
of the French King Louis XVI on the obverse, with the legend,
“LUDOV. XVI. REX CHRISTIANIS”. The central vignette design
on the reverse shows a scene of a seated figure of Mars (the god of
war) with spear and shield. To his left, a standing figure of Peace
lays one hand upon his shoulder and with the other holds an olive
branch. The legend reads, “PACEM ARMA TUENTUR, (arms
preserve peace) EXTRAORDINAIRE DES GUERRES 1777”.
This attractive medal has lovely golden-russet and silver toning that
is somewhat stronger at the peripheries. According to Marvin &
Low, “It was the custom of the different Departments of the French
Government to issue jetons occasionally, having reference to some
special event in their administration, and this piece belongs to that
class. From its device it seems to allude to the fact that France was
preparing to take an active part in the alliance with the Colonies
against Great Britain; hence, although it bears no direct allusion to
America, Mr. Betts included it in his list.” Thus, this specimen is
a directly related and would be a quite important addition to any
Revolutionary War period medal collection.................. (600-750)
The French were interested in America and its quest for independence
primarily as a counter to British power and influence following the Seven
Years War. While their participation in the American Revolution was selfserving, there is no doubt that their assistance was critical to American
victory.
281 c. 1885, “Long and Faithful Service” Medal, Tiffany &
Company, Bronze, the historic 7th Regiment of the New York
State Militia, Extremely Fine. This is an original, antique bronze
“Long and Faithful Service” Medal, made by Tiffany & Co. circa
1885. It was presented to Lieut. Stephen W. Merritt of the 7th
Regiment of the New York State Militia for his “Long and Faithful
Service.” This scarce medal hangs from its original bright red silk
ribbon that has some damage and a short tear into the left edge,
which is still fully attached to the top Pinback. The reverse flat
side is ornately personalized being engraved to “Lieut. Stephen
W. Merritt”. The total length, with the ribbon, is about 4” while
the actual bottom portion of this medal measures 1.75” x 1.75”.
This medal is marked “Tiffany & Co. Pat. March 3, 1885” in tiny
letters at the reverse side bottom. The Seventh Regiment Armory,
located at 643 Park Avenue also known as Park Avenue Armory in
New York, New York, United States, is an historic brick building
that fills an entire city block on New York’s Upper East Side. A
scarce, nicely designed and rarely encountered, c. 1885 Tiffany
& Co. “Long and Faithful Service” Medal.................... (250-350)
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Tiffany & Co. 7th Regiment New York Award Badge &
Pins Plus Rare 25” Long NY Militia Custom Trophy Belt
Large Indian Peace Medal
Proudly Displayed and Worn By
“WAT-CHE-MON-NE, An Ioway Chief” Original Print
282 Late 19th to Early 20th Century, Tiffany &
Company, Collection of Award Pins, Badges
and 3” wide by 25” long Custom Trophy Belt,
the historic 7th Regiment of the New York
State Militia, Gilt Bronze, Choice Extremely
Fine to Near Mint. This is an original, antique
Collection of antique 7th Regiment New York Pins
and Badges. The gilt bronze pin seen in the second
picture was made by Tiffany & Co. and I believe it
was given to a member of the 7th Regiment Rifle team
which he participated in from 1933 through 1939. The
name on the back of the pin is “C.H.Sample”. This
nine piece, sectional pin, measures 2” wide by 5.5”
long and is marked “Tiffany & Co.” on the back.
Also included in this Tiffany & Co. 7th Regiment lot is
a truly wonderful, 25” long impressive and decorative,
Custom Silk Trophy Belt Ribbon with a gorgeous
Gilt Bronze and Colored Enamel Buckle at middle. The right side of the buckle has what appears to be
a British Royal “Coat of Arms” while the other side
has an beautiful American Heraldic Eagle design pained with red, white
and blue. This wonderful Trophy Belt was likely given to a member of
the 7th Regiment, New York Rifle Team for winning a match against a
British team, sometime in the late 19th or early 20th century.
This Belt measures 3” wide by 25” long, with some of the silk beginning
to fray, while being in overall nice condition, the buckle itself, which has
no makers mark, is in extremely choice condition! The Seventh Regiment
Armory, located at 643 Park Avenue also known as Park Avenue Armory
in New York, New York, United States, is an historic brick building that
fills an entire city block on New York’s Upper East Side. A unique, and
quite impressive collection, being the first we have seen of its design.
284 1836-Dated, Hand-colored Lithograph, “WAT-CHE-MONNE, AN IOWAY CHIEF,” John T. Bowen, Published by F.W.
Greenough, Philadelphia, PA., Framed, Choice Extremely Fine.
This historic Hand-colored Lithograph measures 16” x 10.5” and
is professionally matted and framed to an overall size 20.5” x 15”. This handsome portrait of the Native American Indian Chief is
shown proudly wearing his large size Silver Indian Peace Medal
around his neck on a blue silk ribbon. This image appears choice
mint having a small light 1.75” x 1” spot in upper left corner in
the outer field, not near the image of the Chief. This original 1836
dated image is both perfect and ready for display for any Native
American and/or Indian Peace Medal collector.......... (800-1,000)
Largest Size Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal
Listed As Number 57
“100 Greatest American Tokens & Medals”
(2 items)......................................................................... (600-900)
Indian Peace Medals
Madison Indian Peace Medal In Bronze Signed By Reich
283 1809 James Madison Indian Peace Medal. Largest Size. Struck
in Bronze. Signed by Engraver John Reich. Fine. Julian IP-5b.
Belden-20. 76 mm. This Largest Size Indian Peace Medal was
struck in bronze at the United States Mint in Philadelphia, sometime
after 1846 (when a new reverse die replaced the old broken one). The obverse die was signed by the engraver, John Reich, with a
simple “R.” on the rim at the base of the obverse, in this case being
barely visible. To our knowledge, this is the only die signed by
Reich. This medal is the largest of three bronze sizes produced.
The reverse of this piece differs from that on the previously
issued Jefferson medal in that the Indian’s arm appears plain. On
the Jefferson medal, the Indian’s arm was cuffed with a Federal
eagle. This was later deemed to be inappropriate, and so the die
design was slightly changed. This medal was improperly stored,
the surfaces have deep, reddish-brown colors with some scaling,
spotting and mottled colors from improper previous storage, and
cleaning having now naturally mostly retoned. This medal is indeed
in collectable condition, and as such is a great value for the budget
minded looking for an affordable specimen.................. (450-575)
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285 1862-Dated. Abraham Lincoln Indian Peace Medal. Struck at
the United States Mint in Bronze. Engraved by Salathiel Ellis
(Obv.) and Joseph Willison (Rev.). Largest Size. Choice Mint
State. Julian IP-38. 76 mm. This historic design of the Abraham
Lincoln Indian Peace Medal is listed as Number 57 In the popular
reference book entitled, “100 Greatest American Tokens & Medals”
and also as Number 27 in F.P. Prucha’s reference, “Indian Peace
Medals in American History” (1971). It was struck at the United
States Mint using the Original dies, and struck in its largest size. The obverse engraved by S(alathiel). Ellis, with his name and the
word “Patented” located below Lincoln’s shoulder. This impressive
Lincoln medal has a perfect and natural, even chestnut-mahogany
color upon its hard, glossy surfaces. The very peak of the highpoint
of Lincoln’s hair shows just a touch of cabinet friction, the rims
are struck high and sharp.
The reverse is truly beautiful, the design being taken from the die for
the reverse of the James Buchanan medals. It shows an American
Indian brave scalping another, the head of an Indian woman at the
bottom, a quiver of arrows and a bow and a peace pipe, an Indian
in feathered headdress plowing a field. This important American
medal also includes the First Depiction of a Baseball Game being
played in metallic form. On the center of the reverse is a design
showing children playing Baseball. Other imagery includes; ships
in the harbor, a church, and a homestead. All of these wonderful
features make it a most desirable, authentic Abraham Lincoln
Indian Peace medal from the United States Mint.... (1,800-2,200)
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United States Coinage
Pretty 1806 Draped Bust Half Cent
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Popular 1795 Liberty Cap Large Cent
286 1806 Draped Bust Half Cent. Small 6. Stemless Wreath Variety.
Mint State-60. An impressive and satiny coin that has smooth
rich brown color and hard surfaces............................. (800-1,000)
291 1795 Liberty Cap Large Cent. Plain Edge. S-76b. Extremely
Fine-40. 170.1 grns. This evenly chocolate coin has mostly smooth
and glossy surfaces with just a bit of scattered micro-porosity on
the reverse that is not unattractive........................... (1,500-2,000)
Pleasing 1798 Draped Bust Large Cent ANACS EF-40
287 1809 Classic Head Half Cent. Mint State-60. Some faint cabinet
friction on the face of the even brown coin. There are several
hairlines in the left obverse field, having underlying traces of
scattered mint red........................................................... (400-500)
292 1798 Draped Bust Large Cent. ANACS graded Extremely
Fine-40 This well struck, very clean and smooth chocolate-brown
coin has a pleasing appearance with some scattered faint contact
ticks that are located primarily on the obverse........ (1,500-1,800)
Nicely Detailed 1802 Draped Bust Large Cent
288 1857 Braided Hair Half Cent. Choice Mint State. Attractive,
tan and brown surfaces with considerable gloss on both sides. This was the last year of both the type and the entire denomination
— the mintage is a mere 35,180 coins!......................... (275-350)
1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent “Wreath” Type Reverse
289 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent. “Wreath Vines and Bars”
Reverse. S-11a. Corrosion. NGC graded “Very Fine Details”.
This rich, medium brown coin has a decent appearance with a bold
1793 date present, which is not nearly a detrimental as the ANACS
holder suggests. The reverse has more roughness and less clarity
of details, Corrosion is accurate. A decent value for collectable
filler of this important date and type........................ (2,250-2,750)
1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent “Wreath” Type Reverse
290 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent. “Wreath Vines and Bars”
Reverse. Sheldon-6. Corrosion. NGC graded “Fine Details”.
Rarity-3. This rich, medium brown coin has a decent detail........ ................................................................................. (1,500-2,000)
293 1802 Draped Bust Large Cent. Stemless Wreath Type.
Extremely Fine-40. This light to medium chestnut coin has a
very clean overall appearance and excellent details...... (600-800)
294 1835 Coronet Head Large Cent. Head of 1836. Newcomb 7.
About Uncirculated-58. Rarity 2 (Common). Glossy natural
brown and lustrous. The outline of Liberty’s face shows a great
double profile................................................................. (200-300)
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1885 “Key” Date Liberty Head Nickel ANACS AG-3
Attractive 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar
295 1885 Liberty Head Nickel. ANACS graded About Good-3. The
date is nice and clear for this affordable “filler” grade.(300-350)
Important 1796 Dated Bust Dime “Likerty” Major Type
296 1796 Bust Dime. “Likerty” LM-1. Environmental Damage.
NGC graded “Very Fine Details.” This coin is nice and sharp
in detail with silver-gray tones highlighting the devices, having
nice eye appeal. A very decen, affordable specimen of this scarce
very early major type............................................... (2,400-2,800)
300 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. Extremely Fine. This historic
coin has silver-grey color and very nice contrast of the sharp details. One small nick in the upper right field and some faint hairlines
from circulation on the obverse. Having some very faint, hard to
see hairline scratches on the reverse. An important, valuable and
very collectable coin................................................ (3,500-4,000)
Scarce 1800 Draped Bust Dime NGC “EF Details”
297 1800 Draped Bust Dime. Eagle and Shield Reverse. Improperly
Cleaned, Repaired. NGC graded “Extremely Fine Details.” This
is a very attractive coin due to its excellent sharp details. It has
smooth, bright silvery lightly cleaned surfaces, with an excellent
strike and eye appeal for its grade............................ (2,000-2,500)
301 1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar. Heraldic Eagle Reverse. Very
Fine. Only 301,076 coins were issued, of which this is a pleasing
example having a very clean and even natural appearance. The
surfaces and mark free with just a couple of tiny chatter nicks in
front of the “1” in the date and hidden within the reverse shield. The medium gray fields are very smooth and the outer stars, date
and legends are sharp in detail. The rims are sharpe and completely
free any of nicks or bumps. A very clean, collectable example of
this early Draped Bust Half Dollar type........................ (400-500)
Superb Tone 1885 Seated Liberty Quarter ANACS MS-64
298 1885 Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar. Superbly Toned. ANACS
graded Mint State-64. Scarce date with only 13,600 minted! The
surfaces are brilliant and fully original having magnificent toning
to both sides. The obverse Blue-green and gold and the reverse
mostly dazzling golden with russet and blues at the peripheries. The surfaces are satiny and blazing on this conservatively graded
beauty....................................................................... (1,200-1,500)
Important “Key” Date 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter
299 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter Dollar. Extremely Fine-40.
This important “Key” Date 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter has
excellent choice eye appeal. There is light, even honest wear from
circulation with only one hard to see tiny tick on the obverse to
the left of the knee. This coin is well struck with a pleasing white
appearance with traces of underlying luster in places. Some faint
natural golden tone adds to its appeal. A truly important American
rarity, having a total mintage of only 52,000........... (7,000-8,000)
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302 1830 Capped Bust Half Dollar. SEGS graded About
Uncirculated-53. This coin has nearly full white cartwheel luster
with no toning, and only minor abrasions in the fields. Likely
lightly cleaned................................................................ (275-350)
1796 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
NGC Cleaned “EF Details”
303 1854-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar With Arrows. PCGS graded
About Uncirculated-55. Lightly toned with lilac and golden
pastels with steel-gray about most of the legends on the reverse.
Nicely struck, with full radial lines in the stars and with full feather
details on the reverse. The Arrows were added to the date to alert
the public that the weights of the coins had changed, appearing
only 1853-1855.............................................................. (275-350)
Pleasing 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar
306 1796 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Small Date. Large Letters.
BB-61. Bolen-4. Improperly Cleaned. NGC graded “Extremely
Fine Details.” This early 1796 date dollar has a very attractive
obverse for the grade, with natural light to medium silver tone and
some golden-russet highlighting the legends and devices............. ................................................................................. (3,500-4,000)
Attractive 1796 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
304 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. Three Leaves. BB-26.
Extremely Fine. Rarity-6. This early date, major type coin has
smooth surfaces that are an even rich natural silver-grey. There
a some faint adjustment marks and the rims are virtually free of
nicks, with nice eye appeal...................................... (4,500-5,500)
Attractive 1795 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
307 1796 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Large Date. Small Letters.
Bolen-5. Very Fine. This early 1796 date Draped Bust Dollar
has a very attractive obverse for the grade, with natural light to
medium silver tone and natural golden-russet and blue at the upper
obverse rim, highlighting those legends. One tiny extra metal cud
on the reverse I near the rim. Simply a nice, clean collectable type
coin for the grade..................................................... (3,000-3,500)
1798 Draped Bust Dollar ANACS Graded Fine-12
305 1795 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Small Eagle Reverse. Extremely
Fine. This nice looking 1795 Draped Bust Dollar has nice silver-gray
color with a bit of faint gold toning with some bit deeper tones near
the peripheries. There are light hairlines on the surfaces, perhaps
lightly cleaned long ago and has a very trivial contact tick to the
upper obverse rim at 1:00 and one tiny tick on the back jaw and a
few faint adjustment marks on this attractive, well struck dollar.
................................................................................. (4,000-5,000)
308 1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Thiteen Stars Obverse. Heraldic
Large Eagle Reverse. BB-124. Bolen-24. ANACS graded Fine12. This popular major Draped Bust Silver Dollar type has even
natural silver-grey color and a nice overall appearance. Only a
couple of surface nicks are present and this is an attractive coin
for the grade. A nice, respectable collector coin..... (1,500-2,000)
Pleasing 1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
309 1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. PCGS graded Genuine. About
Extremely Fine. This pleasing 1799 Dollar has very smooth
surfaces that are virtually mark-free with light, even wear and
just one hidden contact mark behind the hair ribbon. There are
no rim bumps or bruises, as they remain sharp and well detailed. Nice light silver-grey in color with some faint golden overtones
and slightly deeper tone at the edge below the Heraldic American
Eagle........................................................................ (2,000-2,500)
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Choice Circulated 1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
310 1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Bolen-10. Extremely Fine.
This is a very attractive Dollar of this popular 1799 date. It has
smooth surfaces with light, even wear being virtually mark free. There are no rim bumps, as they remain sharp. Medium silver-grey
in color..................................................................... (2,750-3,250)
311 1846 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar. Extremely Fine. A pleasing,
well struck example which is fully white, likely having been cleaned
a long time ago now having natural golden-russet tones about the
peripheries...................................................................... (450-550)
Rare “Key” Collector Date 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar
314 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. Good-4. This evenly circulated
“Key” date coin has no major detractions...................... (400-500)
Rare “Key” Date 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar
315 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. Extremely Fine. This evenly
circulated “Key” collector date coin has no major detractions, just
one tiny contact mark under the M in the right obverse field and
no rim bumps........................................................... (1,400-1,800)
Popular “Key” Date 1894 Morgan Silver Dollar
312 1872 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar. Extremely Fine. This coin is
completely white with a soft frosty appearance, the devices being
well struck and sharp. One short, shallow scrape seen under the
Liberty Cap. The reverse is particularly bright with a semi-prooflike
appearance..................................................................... (400-500)
313 1877-S Trade Dollar. Chopmarked. NGC graded “Uncirculated
Details”. Brilliant white and flashy with some scattered hairlines
on the obverse. The reverse is semi-PL........................ (350-450)
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316 1894 Morgan Silver Dollar. About Uncirculated-50. Rare “Key”
collector date. Lightly cleaned long ago, now having natural goldenrusset light toning about the devices and peripheries, highlighted
by underlying luster................................................. (1,200-1,500)
317 1934-S Peace Dollar. NGC graded About Uncirculated-50. ... ...................................................................................... (350-375)
Flashy Mint State 1859-D
Indian Princess One Dollar Gold
Popular 1878 “Indian Princess” Three Dollars Gold
318 1859-D Indian Princess $1 Gold. Mint State. This satiny smooth
coin has rich natural color and a very pleasing appearance, with
one tiny obverse rim tick at 9:00. A very pretty Indian Princess
One Dollar Gold coin............................................... (2,550-3,250)
1836 Classic Head $2.50 Gold Script “8” NGC AU-58
324 1878 Indian Princess Head $3 Gold. PCI graded Mint State-64.
A sharp, pleasing coin that was very lightly cleaned long ago, thus
I would net grade it to MS-63. It has a very smooth satiny overall
appearance and is very pleasing to the eye.............. (3,000-3,500)
1806 Gold Five Dollars Half Eagle “Round Top 6” Type
319 1836 Classic Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle. Script “8”. NGC
graded About Uncirculated-58. Well struck and having a lot of
rich color with underlying luster.............................. (1,800-2,000)
Affordable 1851-C Liberty Head
$2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle
325 1806 Capped Bust Right $5.00 Gold Half Eagle. Heraldic
Eagle Reverse. “Round Top 6” with “7 x 6 Stars”. Extremely
Fine. Rarity-2. This scarce early 1806 date is well struck with
nice details and even wear. It appears to have been lightly cleaned
long ago now naturally retoning, and having no detracting marks
or bruises.................................................................. (4,500-5,500)
Flashy 1837 Classic Head $5 Gold Half Eagle
320 1851-C Liberty Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle. Rim Filing.
NGC graded “About Uncirculated Details”. Lovely, rich
original golden mint bloom with minor rim filing at 10:00 on the
obverse..................................................................... (1,500-2,000)
321 1874 Liberty Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle. Extremely Fine.
This scarce 1874 date had a low mintage of only 3,920................ ....................................................................................... (300-400)
326 1837 Classic Head $5 Gold Half Eagle. Large Date. Large 5.
About Uncirculated-55. Frosty and having lots of eye appeal
with just some tiny chatter in front of the mouth..... (1,500-2,000)
1904-S Liberty Head Half Eagle NGC Mint State-63
Popular 1854-O Indian Princess Head Three Dollars Gold
322 1854-O Indian Princess Head $3 Gold. Extremely Fine. Scarce
having only 24,000 mintage at the New Orleans mint.................. ................................................................................. (1,500-2,000)
Scarce 1855 Indian Princess Head Three Dollars Gold
323 1855 Indian Princess Head $3.00 Gold Piece. Choice Extremely
Fine. This coin has a pleasing appearance.............. (1,400-1,800)
327 1904-S Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle. NGC graded Mint
State-63. A wonderful, dazzling coin with near prooflike frosty
lustrous fields on the obverse and reverse, with that better date... ................................................................................. (2,600-2,800)
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1912 Indian Head $5 Gold Half Eagle ANACS MS-64
Commemorative Half Dollar
1936 Cincinnati Commemorative Half Dollar “P-D-S” Set
328 1912 Indian Head $5 Gold Half Eagle. ANACS graded Mint
State-64. ................................................................ (1,800-2,000)
1913 Indian Head Gold Half Eagle ANACS MS-63
332 1936, 1936-D, 1936-S Cincinnati Commemorative Half Dollar
Set. ANACS graded Mint State-64. This satiny white coin has
some natural faint golden toning with scattered deeper areas on
this matched PDS set. (3 coin set)................................. (850-950)
Commemorative Gold
329 1913 Indian Head $5 Gold Half Eagle. ANACS graded Mint
State-63. ................................................................ (1,000-1,200)
1904 Louisiana Purchase Expo $1/2 Gold NGC MS-64
Scarce 1799 Gold Eagle with “Small Stars” 37,449 Minted
333 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold 1/2 Dollar. NGC
graded Token Mint State-64. A flashy, deep prooflike and rich
golden coin with light cameo to its highpoints.............. (275-350)
Hawaii Coinage
Very Pretty Choice Mint State 1883 Hawaii Quarter
330 1799 Capped Bust Right $10 Gold Eagle. Small Stars. Irregular
Date. Breen 6840. BD-8. About Uncirculated-50. Rarity-5. This
flashy, lustrous coin has a bold appearance, lightly cleaned at some
point in its past, having some faint hairline scratches that are hard
to detect. A popular, rare $10 Gold Eagle............ (9,000-10,000)
California Gold
1872 California Gold Indian Dollar
BG-1120 PCGS MS-62
334 1883 Hawaii Quarter Dollar. Choice Mint State. Nice light
cartwheel golden-russet toning adds eye appeal to this satiny near
Gem coin........................................................................ (400-500)
1995 Lincoln Cent Mint Error
Struck on a Foreign Planchet
331 1872 California Gold Indian Head Round One Dollar. BG-1120.
PCGS graded Mint State-62. Rarity-5. A flashy golden example
with frosty semi-prooflike fields and slightly deeper cameo to the
highpoints................................................................. (1,200-1,400)
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335 1995 Lincoln Cent. Struck on a Foreign Planchet. NGC graded
Mint Error Mint State-62 Red. A frosty reddish, really cool Mint
Error!.............................................................................. (250-350)
Ancient Coins
Silver Tetradrachm of Antiochus VII
Scarce Greece, Sicily Silver Tetradrachm
336 (490-485 B.C.) Greece. Sicily. Silver Tetradrachm. S-737. Very
Fine. Obv: Slow quadriga driven by male charioteer, Nike flying
above crowning horses. Rev: Diademed head of Artemis- Arethusa
of Archaic style with four dolphins around. This pleasing, silver
coin has lots of satiny luster within the recessed devices.............. ................................................................................. (1,000-1,200)
340 (138-129 B.C.) Greece. Seleucid Kingdom. Antiochus VII. Silver
Tetradrachm. Choice Extremely Fine. SMA-282. 16.63 gms.
Obv: Diademed head of Antiochus VII. Rev: Athena standing
left holding Nike and resting hand on cylindrical shield. This
impressive, extremely clean and satiny smooth coin has excellent
eye appeal and traces of faint golden-russet overtones on the satiny
surfaces.......................................................................... (400-500)
Choice Mint State Rome Severus
Alexander Silver Denarius
Scarce Greek Messana Silver Tetradrachm
337 (461-396 B.C.) Greek. Sicily. Messana. Silver Tetradrachm. ICG
graded Very Fine-30. Obv: Mule Biga right. Rev: Hare right. Medium silver-gray in color, well centered with some weakness
at the outer edge and overall even wear................... (1,000-1,200)
341 (222-235 A.D.) Rome. Severus Alexander. Silver Denarius.
Choice Mint State. Obv: Bust of Severus Alexander. Rev: Italia
standing. Bright, sharp and lustrous.............................. (300-400)
Gold Dinar of Kushan
Pleasing Silver “Owl” Tetradrachm of Athens, Greece
338 (393-339 B.C.) Greece. Athens. Thick Planchet. Silver
Tetradrachm. Extremely Fine. Obv: Helmeted Bust of Athena.
Rev: Classic Owl standing right with olive sprig and crescent moon. A frosty looking, clean and sharp example of this very popular
silver ancient coin type.................................................. (650-750)
342 (310-345 A.D.) Kushan. Sava-Shaka. Gold Dinar. Extremely
Fine. 7.6 grams. Obv: King standing with trident and banner. Rev:
Goddess Ardoksho seated. Lovely, natural rich golden color...... ....................................................................................... (400-500)
World Coinage
Greek Thrace Lysimachus Silver Tetradrachm
1652 Salzburg, Austria Box Taler
339 (323-281 BC). Greece. Thrace. Lysimachus. Silver Tetradrachm.
Extremely Fine. 16.97 grams. Muller 409. Obv: Diademed head
of deified Alexander the Great right with horn of Ammon. Rev:
Athena enthroned left, holding Nike, with elbow on shield. Very
even natural color........................................................... (600-800)
343 Austria 1652 Box Taler. Salzburg. Very Fine. Slight bend in
one side, having even wear and quite clean. One could place a
1652 Pine Tree Shilling inside!..................................... (225-275)
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Silver “Petrus” Armchair Ashtray with Linked Coins
Collection of Ten Pleasing Spanish Milled Pillar Dollars
( View All Ten Coins on Our Website: www.EarlyAmerican.com )
344 Lot of Ten. Spanish Milled Pillar Dollars. Mexico & Lima
Mints. Very Fine to About Uncirculated, Average of Extremely
Fine. This collection is comprised of both natural and some coins
having been cleaned, a few lightly polished. None of these sharp
looking coins are the so called Sea Salvage type. All are very clean
in appearance, very well detailed and pleasing as such. The 1770
toned example looks virtually Mint State and is quite beautiful. A
very useful dealer or collector lot and sold “as is” as a collection. They include; Mexico Mint: 1739, (2) 1741, 1742, 1747, 1753,
1770-toned, 1771 plus; LIMA Mint: 1753 and 1757. This is a
very useful, valuable group of attractive, well detailed early Pillar
Dollars. (10 coins)................................................... (2,500-3,000)
345 Armchair Ashtray with Embedded and Linked Silver Coins,
Choice Extremely Fine. This silver ashtray is 3.5” in diameter,
with stamped floral designs and a large, embedded 2000 Reis “Petrus” silver coin (1889) at its center. Linked to each side of
the tray are a total of eight silver coins: 2000 Reis Petrus (1889), “1000 Reis” coin (1889), and two smaller denomination Petrus coins
(500 and 200 Reis, 1859). The cigarette holder on the rim of the
curved ashtray is a bent 200 Reis Petrus, and the silver and gray
patina on all surfaces is quite nice. A very interesting memento
for the coin collector!..................................................... (400-500)
1850 Appointment of the Master of the British Royal Mint Vellum Document with Enormous Wax Seal
346 1850, Appointment to the Office of Director of the Tower Mint in London, of Sir John Frederick William Hershel, Choice Extremely Fine.
This is a truly magnificent, Ornate Partially-Printed with central Manuscript text Vellum Document with its original, massive Official wax Seal
of Queen Victoria completely intact. It is the official Appointment of Sir John Herschel as Master of the Tower Mint (Royal Mint) in London.
Sir John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871) was an English Astronomer, Chemist, Writer, and one of the early developers of the new field
of Photography. The only son of the famous astronomer Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), John Herschel begame a prominent figure in 19thcentury British science, making significant contributions to mathematics. For a time he worked as an astronomer with his father, and later moved
to South Africa for 4 years to map the southern skies. His work in chemistry led him to photography, where he developed the concept of positive
and negative images, and was the first to photograph the spectra. He received a number of medals and other honors, and was appointed Master
of the Royal Mint (London) in December 1850. He resigned that post in February 1855.
This wonderful document, measuring 21” x 30” has ornately decorated black printed border designs on three sides with docketing and signatures
of four government officials being hand written at the bottom. The actual appointment statement is handwritten in old script, with the name of the
appointee and some other entries in an 1800’s cursive script. There is a 2” x 1.5” period blue £100 British tax stamp in the upper left corner.
The beautiful wax seal, measuring 6.25” in diameter and 1” thick, is attached to the document by blue and gold cords. The obverse side of this tan
color wax seal depicts Queen Victoria, with crown, orb and scepter, seated on her throne, flanked by 2 female attendants. A coat of arms appears
below, and the whole is surrounded by a wreath. The reverse of the seal shows the Queen seated side-saddled on a powerful horse. This seal is
housed for protection in its original circular black tin case, with a light blue protective padding at top and bottom. This impressive wax seal is in
excellent condition, aside from some trivial chips on the outer edges. The vellum document attached to this seal is in excellent condition having
expected folds to fit within the custom golden beach wood case in which it is housed. This is an absolutely beautiful, extremely impressive and
historic official Appointment by the Queen of the Master of the British Royal Mint in 1850...............................................................(5,000-6,000)
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Popular “Tammany Hall” Mechanical Bank “Patd. 1873”
“Ephraim Brasher” Made
Colonial Era Silver Serving Spoon
347 c. 1780, COLONIAL ERA LARGE SILVER SPOON, Produced
by Ephraim Brasher, NY, Choice Near Mint. This is a very large
and impressive 9” long, original coin Silver Serving Spoon, with
fancy engraved initials on the handle end. There are two very sharp
and distinct “EB” hallmarks stamped on the bottom side of the
handle. Overall a most beautiful example. Brasher is listed in “The
Book of Old Silver” by Seymour Wyler, as producing silverware
out of New York, from 1766 onward. He was a prominent New
York City gold and silversmith. In 1787 Brasher appears to have
joined with the New York silversmith and noted swordmaker,
John Bailey in requesting a franchise to produce copper coins for
the State of New York. The legislative record for February 12,
1787 stated, “the several petitions” of Brasher and Bailey were
filed with the state. Because of the ambiguous wording it is not
known if the petitions were joint ventures or simply individual
petitions that just happened to have been submitted on the same
day. Their petitions, along with the petition of their competitors,
were denied a few months later when the state decided to refrain
from the minting of coppers (see the Machin’s Patterns section for
additional details). Soon after the unfavorable judgment Ephraim
Brasher turned his attention from coppers back to designing and
minting a few pattern gold doubloons. Apparently he had been
working on a Lima style gold piece the preceding year.................
................................................................................. (1,800-2,400)
348 c. 1873-5, Tammany Mechanical Coin Bank, with “TAMMANY
BANK” designed on both sides, Fine. Stamped with “PATd
DEC 23, 1873” on the back and “TAMMANY BANK” on both
sides, about 5.75” x 3.5”. Needs some repair to the bobbing head,
and rotating right arm and hand that deposits coin into slot above
left pocket. Most, about 70%, of the original black, gold, yellow
and brown colors of paint are still present, but is worn on knees,
legs, hands, face and feet with some overall discoloration due
to age. Replacement screw in the original bottom sliding cover.
Dressed-up figure of “Boss Tweed,” wearing a bow tie, vest and
jacket, and seated on a wicker style chair, ready to drop a coin into
his vest pocket. Tammany refers to the political machine in New
York City during the 1800s, famous for an unusually high degree
of corruption, as illustrated by this scarce bank............. (400-500)
“The Silver Coinage of Massachusetts” by Sydney P. Noe
349 “The Silver Coinage of Massachusetts” by Sydney P. Noe.,
Reprinted in 1973 by Quarterman Publications, Original
Dust Jacket, Choice Extremely Fine. Copyright 1943 and 1947,
reprinted in 1973 by Quarterman Publications of Lawrence, MA.,
246 pages, 9.25” x 6.25”. Original dust jacket with a few edge
tears and library tape thin traces, while the interior is near Mint.
This is truly a “must-have” reference book for the serious collector
of Massachusetts Silver. It has been the standard reference for
the series since it first appeared in 1943. This quality reprint has
been out of print and unavailable for decades. It includes fabulous
plates, additional sections on the “Secret of the Good Samaritan
Shilling” and an outdated yet fun to review Price Guide that now
leaves us drooling for those “good old days”. Very scarce and in
collector demand............................................................ (225-275)
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