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AUTOGRAPHS OF PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES
 
Seal of the President of the United States
Five Presidents Photograph- A historic signed 8 in x 11 in color photograph taken at the Dedication of the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA. Accompanied by a Gerald Ford letter attesting to the historic significance of the photograph and in which he refuses to sign an unsigned copy of the photograph sent to him by a collector. Ford emphasizes that, by mutual agreement, the Five Presidents agreed to signs a limited number of this particular photograph. $OLD.
 
Seal of the President of the United States.The seal measures approximately 15 inches in diameter and is in near perfect condition. This seal was produced by the company who unsuccessfully bid on the contract to make such seals for the White House.This is a rare and unusual artifact to appear on the market. Tremendous item for display and certain to generate discussion.Price:$850.00
 
Four Presidents 'Modern Day Rushmore' Photograph Framed. (Very Rare B&W 1981 photo). Exquisite B&W Photograph of Presidents Reagan, Nixon, Ford and Carter taken at the occasion of Sadat's funeral. This is an original, prize-winning photograph signed by all four presidents. The title of the photograph is Modern Day Rushmore. This photograph is the rarest of all of the multiple presidential photographs and won a national photojournalism award.The photograoh is archivally framed with a photograph of Mount Rushmore and autographs of Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum. The photograph unsigned would have great value.Price: $OLD
 
Four Presidents Photograph. Very beautiful color photograph of four presidents (Reagan, Carter, Ford and Nixon) posing with flags at the White House on the occasion of Anwar Sadat's funeral.The photograph is signed by all four presidents.Price:$OLD
 
Four Presidents Photograph. Another classic photograph of the four presidents taken at the time of Anwar Sadat's funeral. The four Presidents , Carter, Ford Reagan and Nixon are posed between two flags and the photograph is an 8 in. x 10 in. color photograph in excellent condition signed boldly along the lower margin by Presidents Carter, Ford, Reagan and Nixon.What is unique about this piece is the price which is below market. Price: $2950.00
 
John Adams (1735-1826). 2nd President of the U.S. (1797-1801) and Signer of the Declaration. Document Signed, a Rare Free Frank, being a very choice signed address panel franked "J. Adams'' within the address area, as usual. Across the upper panel Adams has penned "Quincy Augt. 2, 1811 Free''. $OLD.
 
John Adams (1735-1826). 2nd President of the U.S. (1797-1801). An Autograph Letter Signed of Epochal Historical Content. Two pages (recto/verso), quarto, Quincy, Ma., April 26, 1813. To Vice President Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814) and fellow Signer. A letter of introspection from one Signer to another; with eloquence and sadness, Adams touches upon the important historical events that have shaped the course of American history during the previous forty years--the Revolution, the sacrifice and fate of the Signers, their passing, the Constitution, the XYZ Affair--lamenting the end of an era. $149,000
 
Chester A. Arthur and Grant, Ulysses S. Menu from 1883 signed by both Chester A. Arthur and Ulysses S. Grant. Arthur signed as President.The document is housed in an archival frame.Price: $OLD
 
James Buchanan (1791-1868). 15th President of the U.S. (1857-1861). Partly-Printed Document Signed, being an diplomatic appointment recognizing Friedrich Kuhne as the Consul of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in New York, one page, 12 in by 14 in., Washington, 18 July 1859, wafer seal intact, boldly signed: "James Buchanan". $1,250
 
George H. W. Bush (b. 1924). 41st President of the Untied States (1989-1993). Very Good Autograph Letter Signed, dated November 15, 1995, responding to a letter of thanks by Kleiner to Bush thanking him for attending the funeral of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Reads in part: "I was so glad that I went to P.M. Rabin's funeral. Sad, so very sad it all is..." Accompanied with the original envelope of transmission which bears a printed free-frank signature on upper right, and a copy of the original letter from Kleiner. In very fine condition. $1,400
 
George W. Bush (b. 1946) and Laura Welch Bush (b. 1946). 43rd President of the U.S. (2001-) and First Lady. Color Photograph Signed, measuring approximately 8 in. by 10 in. n.p., n.d. $OLD
 
George W. Bush (1946).Quote from president Bush's moving speech to the nation following the attack on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. Quotation reads "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundation of our biggest buildings, but they cannot the foundation of America" signed boldly George W. Bush. Price: SOLD
 
George W. Bush (b. 1946). Governor of Texas (1995-2001) & 43rd President of the U.S. (2001-). Document Signed, being a First Day Cover. $495.
 
Jimmy Carter (b. 1925), Menachem Begin (1913-1992), and Anwar el-Sadat (1918-1981). Nobel Laureates each, and President of the United States, Prime Minister of Israel, President of Egypt, respectively. Very Historic Photograph Signed, in color, of the three world leaders with their hands clasped, all smiling after their signing of the historic peace treaty between the countries of Israel and Egypt. Signed by all three above their heads. Extraordinary! $OLD

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton ( 1946). Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. Clinton served five terms as the Governor of Arkansas. His wife, former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton(1947-), is currently the junior U.S. Senator from New York and the likely Democratic nomineee for President of the United States.This offering is an 8 in x 10 in color photograph of them dancing at Bill's Inaugral Ball. It comes with two signatures on 3 in x 5 in plain white cards as Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Price:$895.00

Clinton, William Jefferson (1946) . The 42nd President of the United States. His autobiography, My Life signed Bill Clinton. First Edition with intact dust jacket.Like new.Price:$375.00

Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933). 30th President of US (1923-1929). Very Good Content Typed Letter Signed, one page, single small 4to sheet, White House stationery; Washington, 5 November 1924; to William Sproul, Governor of Pennsylvania, written just 3 days after the 1924 Presidential election, thanking him for his congratulations and his comments on the election. $OLD
 
Millard Fillmore (1800-1874). 13th President of the U.S. (1850-1853). Free Franked Envelope Signed as Vice-President, on a 3 in. by 5.5 in. envelope, with red wax seal intact on verso, postmarked "FREE Washington D.C. June 11". Addressed entirely in Fillmore's hand: "From M. Fillmore V.P. John Hancock Esq Albany N.Y." Normal aging, nice dark, bold signature. In fine condition. $650
 
Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913). 38th President of the United States (1974-1977). Historic Document Signed, one page large octavo on official Gerald R. Ford letterhead. Being an official reply to the findings of the Warren Commission. Boldly signed: "Gerald R. Ford 12/2/96", n.p..The document measures in 6.5 x by 8.5 in and the stationery has a gold eagle at the top.There is some residual mounting residue on obverse along top margin with no show through.Price:$595.00
 
Pardon of Richard M. Nixon Richard Nixon(1913-1994) and Gerald Ford (1913-2006 ). 37th and 38th Presidents of the United States. Extraordinarily Rare Document Signed, being a typed transcript copy of Presidential Proclamation 4311 of September 8, 1974, by President Gerald R. Ford granting a pardon to Richard M. Nixon, 09/08/1974, two separate pages, large octavo, no place or date, but signed in the late 1980s. Boldly signed by each.There are less than 6 of these pardons signed by both presidents known.One of the rarest forms of presidential memorabilia available on the private market.Price:$4900.00
 
James A. Garfield (1931-1881). General, US Representative, and 20th President of the United States (1881). A Scarce House of Representative Check, signed by Garfield, Washington, D.C., dated March 25, 1874, accomplished entirely in Garfield's hand. Overall, in good condition. $OLD
 
James A. Garfield (1931-1881). General, US Representative, and 20th President of the United States (1881). Beautiful, clean signature J.A. Garfield. O. Price:$OLD.
 
Herbert C. Hoover (1874-1964). 31st President of the U.S. (1929-1933). Document Signed, being an official White House Card. $450
 
Herbert Hoover (1864-1964 ) and Charles Curtis (1830-1936).This offering is a typical Herbert Hoover signed 2.5 in x 4 in. White House Card, n.p., n.d. but circa 1930 and a Senate pass signed by Charles Curtis, 5/13/1931.Both cards are in excellent condition and show the normal aging and, in the case of The White House Card, toning. Price:$400.00.

Herbert Hoover (1874-1964). 31st President of the U.S. (1929-1933). TLS, typed letter signed, New York City, October 9, 1939 on Hoover's personal letterhead. In this letter the former president is refusing an invitation to appear because, as he states, "In view of the shifting situation both in our country and abroad I do not wish to commit myself to any public address at the present time---Herbert Hoover." Bold signature and the letter is in excellent condition. There is a trace of adherrent album page on the back but not affecting the appearance of the letter.Price: $OLD

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845). 7th President of the U.S. (1829-1837). A Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, being pardon for Henry Walton, one page, quarto, dated November 4, 1836. Bold signature measures five inches: "Andrew Jackson". $OLD
 
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).Seventh President of the United States signed a four language ship's papers for the ship "Logan" out of New Bedford. The papers were signed by Andrew Jackson on May 20, 1834. Presentation housed in a beautiful archival framing.Price: $2,750.00
 
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and Martin Van Buren(1782-1882). One of the most beautiful ship's papers we have ever seen . Signed by two presidents and seal intact.Papers for the ship "Mary Ann" of Rochester at New Bedford (MA) in 1830. Price:$OLD
 
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). Signer of the Declaration, Diplomat, Governor of Virginia & Third President (1801-1809) . Partial Document Signed as President, on chain laid paper, being a small portion trimmed to 6.25 in. by 2.75 in., dated January 4, 1806, with printed text: "in the year of our Lord Christ" on upper margin, and nicely signed: "Th: Jefferson". $OLD
 
Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) 36th President of the United States (1963-1969). Dramatic Typed Letter Signed as president. One page, octavo, on official "The White House Washington" letterhead stationary, Washington, April 4th, 1968, signed: "Lyndon B. Johnson". An historic letter to a Hollywood icon, Edward G. Robinson (1893- 1973), four days following his stunning announcement not to seek the nomination for the presidency for another term. $4,950
 
Andrew Johnson (1808-1875). 17th president of the U.S (1865-1869)Andrew Johnson. 17th President (1865-1869). A Scarce Document Signed as President, "Andrew Johnson", being a military appointment, dated May 7, 1865, just weeks after the death of Lincoln! $OLD
 
Andrew Johnson (1808-1875).17th President of the United States (1865-1869). Partly printed DS as President, 1p, vellum, 19¾" x 15¾", 1865 May 1. Fine; normal folds and light toning. Two weeks after the assassination of President Lincoln, Andrew Johnson appoints "Nathan A.M. Dudley of the U.S. Volunteers…Brigadier General By Brevet…." Countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The light blue seal is intact. It is interesting to note that the docket at top left was written on April 1, 1865, and the signature of Asst. Adjt. Gen. E.D. Townsend is signed in a different color ink from the rest of the docket.Anything authentically signed by Johnson is scarce because he was the first president to use a stamped signature because of his broken arm. The stamped signatures are often sold as original signatures.Many f these military comissions had been prepared for the signature of Abraham Lincoln. Price:$2,500.00
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Autograph of Abraham Lincoln dated April 12th 1861 or the date the Civil War began. This offering is a 3.5 x 5 inch slip of light blue paper signed Yours Truly, A. Lincoln April 12th 1861. The signature is bold and the slip of paper is in overall good condition, but shows slight signs of aging. At 4:30 a.m. in Charleston, SC the Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter. This was the beginning of the Civil War and it occured on the 40th day of Lincoln's presidency. A chilling piece of history.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Bank check all in Lincoln's hand drawn in April 1859. One of the finest Lincoln checks known.Signed A. Lincoln. Price:$OLD
 
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).The famous Oath of Dec 8, 1863.Lincoln, Abraham. AES ("A Lincoln"), cut from a larger sheet, 1¾" x 2¾", n.p., 1864 Feb. 1. The President writes, "Let this man take the oath of Dec. 8 and be discharged." Very fine. Some interesting fragments appear on the verso: "of irreproacha[ble]…the rebel…he never will…[u]nion man…[unc]onditional…A.H. Buckner…[McCle]llan of the…." Price: $8,900.00
 
Abraham Lincoln (18091865). Our most beloved president. A Beautiful Choice Full signature Abraham Lincoln archivally framed with nice image of Lincoln.$OLD
 
William McKinley (1843-1901). 25th president of the U.S (1897-1901). A Fine Choice Signature as President, "William McKinley", measuring 4.25 in. by 2.5 in., on a White House card, and dated March 8, 1899 in another hand on the lower left. Very bold, dark signature, mounted to another card to an approximate overall size, 5 in. by 3 in. Some foxing, age toning, otherwise Very Good. $450
 
William McKinley (1843-1901).25th president of the U.S (1897-1901). A beautiful, archivally framed postmaster appointment for harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Framing and document in superb condition. Impressive for diusplay. Signed by Postmaster General and William McKinley.
Price:$OLD
 
James Madison (1751-1836) Fourth President of the United States. 1831 Ship's papers on vellum for the ship Betsey and countersigned by the Sec. of State under Madison.Seal intact. Price:$OLD
 
James Monroe (1758-1831). Governor of Virginia, Secretary of War and Secretary of State under Madison, 5th President of the U.S. (1817-1825); & John Quincy Adams (1767-1848). Ambassador, US Senator, Secretary of State, 6th President of the United States (1825-29), and US Representative. A beautifully engraved Partly-printed Document Signed, as President and Secretary of State, being a very uncommon set of ship's papers, for the Brig Andromache from New York, Francis Stillman, ship's master, on vellum, 11.5 in. by 14.5 in., dated December 6, 1821, Washington, D.C. $OLD
 
Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974). 37th President of the United States (1969-1974). A Typed Letter Signed, Outstanding Content Typed Letter Signed, "Dick", with holographic correction, on official "Congress of the United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C." letterhead, one page, quarto, d. April 9, 1947. On the historic 1947 campaign and the Hollywood Ten investigation. Reads in part: "...we will still have Mr. Voorhis to deal with because he indicated right after the campaign that he was going to get revenge next time.... The Hollywood investigation has not yet begun but when it does I will certainly see that you are contacted..." $OLD
 
Pardon of Richard M. Nixon Extraordinarily Rare Document Signed, being a typed transcript copy of Presidential Proclamation 4311 of September 8, 1974, by President Gerald R. Ford granting a pardon to Richard M. Nixon, 09/08/1974, Two separate pages, large octavo, no place or date, but signed in the late 1980s. Boldly signed by each.There are less than 6 of these pardons signed by both presidents known. One of the rarest forms of presidential memorabilia available on the private market. $4900.00
 
Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974). A Typed Letter Signed "RN" on official "The White House Washington" letterhead, octavo, d. March 7, 1974, to Senator Norris Cotton of New Hampshire. Related to legislation in the aftermath of the OPEC oil embargo of 1973–1974. Archivally framed. In fine condition. $950
 
Richard M. Nixon. The Opening of China. Nixon candidly discusses US policy on China, recollecting the important influence of German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in the establishment of US-Chinese relations in 1972. Typed Letter Signed. One page, large octavo, d. April 28th, 1983, on "Richard Nixon" personal letterhead stationary, New York City. A fine letter of historical associations with one of the great diplomatic achievements of the twentieth century. In fine condition. Unframed. $3,950
 
Richard M. Nixon. His book Real Peace signed and inscribed. In pristine condition. Price: $OLD
 
Richard Nixon. His book 1999. Signed and inscribed. In pristine condition.Price: $425.00
 
Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev. Historic Photograph Signed, being an 8 in. by 10 in. color photograph of the two leaders, no place or date (but circa 1985-87). Boldly signed "M. Gorbachev" in Cyrillic, and "Ronald Reagan". Housed in custom frame. $OLD
 
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). Card with embossed presidential seal signed in the Oval Office as President. Signed Sincerly , Ronald Reagan . Presidnt Reagan did not use White House Catrds. This is as close as it gets to having a WHC fro President Reagan. Price:$995.00
 
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). Actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States (1981-1989). Rare Signed Book, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation. $950
 
Reagan, Ronald. (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States (1981-89). Official 11" x 14" White House color photograph taken at the time of President Reagan's first Cabinet meeting at the White House on February 4, 1981 and personally signed by all 20 participants at the following Cabinet meeting. Stamped on verso: "Official Photograph / The White House / Washington / 4 FE 81 C487-02." Fine condition; one small ink smudge at right margin and very faint corner creases. Three participants signed in blue ink; the remainder signed in black ink. Accompanied by the transmittal envelope, which has "The White House / Washington" engraved as the return address. Price:$9500.00
 
[Ronald Reagan]. Fender flags (framed).The flags measure approximately 14 in. x 24 in. each and the overall framing measures 32 in. x 48 in.The flags are housed in a light brown wooden framed as shown.This offering of course represents a unique opportunity to own a presidential artifact traceable to one of our greatest presidents, Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States.Items like this seldom come on the market.Price:$3950.00
 
Ronald Reagan(1911-2004). Actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States (1981-1989). Very Attractive Photograph Signed, being on of the Limited Edition wide angle signed color photograph of the Reagan Library, Series 2, Number 98/290, measuring approximately 15 in. by 5.5 in, signed and copyrighted 1992 by President Reagan and photographer Tom Lamb. $3950.00
 
Ronald Reagan (b.1911-2004). Actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States (1981-1989). Beautiful Photograph Signed, being an 8 in. by 10 in. color photograph of a smiling Reagan on horseback, boldly signed and inscribed, "To David Smith - With very best wishes, Ronald Reagan." In fine condition. $OLD
 
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). A very rare photograph of Reagan in Berlin before the Brandenburg Gate and the photograph is signed and inscribe "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall! Ronald Reagan.The photo is housed in a shadow box format with a fragment of the Berlin Wall. Price:
$17,500.00
 
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). An 8 in. by 10 in. color photograph of one of the most memorable speeches of The Reagan Presidency, the speech delevered to the surviving veterans of the Army Ranger assault on Point du Hoc on June 6, 1944, D-day. This photograph is the perfect image to frame with the following Reagan Quote:"Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction"--
Ronald Reagan.The quote is in Reagan's hand. Price: $3750.00.
 
Ronald Reagan (b.1911-2004). Actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States (1981-1989). Very Attractive Photograph Signed, being on of the Limited Edition wide angle signed color photograph of the Reagan Library, Series 2, Number 98/290, measuring approximately 15 in. by 5.5 in, signed and copyrighted 1992 by President Reagan and photographer Tom Lamb. $2,250
 
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). This is a collection relating to his first, 1981, inauguration and consists of a signed and inscribed FDC, an inauguration program and a medal with Reagan's image on it.Price:$OLD
 
[Ronald Reagan]. Beautiful oval dish from Air Force One.Items like this sometime given as a gift to those traveling on Air Force One.Price: $OLD
 
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945).This offering is a 10 in. x 12 in. Limited First Edition Print published in 1945 by Gimble Brothers, Inc., N.Y of the Unfinish Portrait by Shoumatoff that would be suitable for framing with a signature of FDR.So, we are offering a 5 in. x 3.25 in. State of New York Executive Mansion Albany card with a bold fountain pen ink signature as Franklin D.Roosevelt, n.d. but 1930 is written in the upper corner on the verso.Both the card and the print sare in good-excellent codition and show normal aging and toning. There is a minor bump to thre left lower corner of the print.Price:$1150.00
 
Roosevelt, Franklin D.(1882-1945).The FDR Assassination attempt archive.Included in this offering is a 3 in. x 5.25 in. NY Executive Mansion card circa 1931 signed in fountain pen ink Franklin D.Roosevelt. The card is in good condition but shows normal toning and aging.The other part of this offering is an ink pen signature of Mayor A.J. Cermak with a letter of transmittal from The Mayor's office. The signature, A.C. Cermak is on a 2 in. x 3.75 in. card that shows normal toning and aging. The signature is bold and dark as shown. It is still attached to the letter of transmittal with a small metal fastening device. The letter is dated May 22, 1931. Cermak was shot during the assassination attempt on FDR and died shortly thereafter from his wounds.Price:$850.00.
 
Roosevelt, Franklin D.(1882-1945). Superb White House Card signed Franklin D. Roosevelt, n.d. but circa 1940's.Price:$OLD
 
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945). Governor of New York (1995-2001) & 32nd President of the U.S. (1933-1945). Document Signed, being a signature, "Franklin D. Roosevelt". Even age toning.Otherwise in excellent condition with a bold signature. Writing is dark.Comes with 8 in.x 10 in. B&W presidential head and shoulders image that is an official New Yourk Times backstamped photograph (back stamp illstratedbelow photograph).Both signature and photograph suitable for framing.Optional purchase of FDR's first book about New Deal possible.Price:9sig plus photo) $OLD
 
Roosevelt,Franklin (FDR), Eleanor and "Missy" LeHand autographs. Cards signed by FDR and Eleanor and a TLS signed by LeHand on WH letterhead.Accompanied by and engraving of FDR and anFDC with an Eleanor cachet. This collection represents one of the most famous love triangles in the history of the presidency. All in good condition. Price:$OLD
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)-NEW DEAL COLLECTION.This collection consists of 33 seperate autograph items and includes autographs of FDR and Eleanor, FDR's 3 VP's and every member who served in his cabinets, and Bernard Baruch. A remarkable piece of history.Price:$2495.00.
 
Theodore Roosevelt('Teddy' )(1858-1919). A flawless The White House Card in flawless condition and archivally framed with an image of TR and Signed Theodore Roosevelt.Price: $995.00
 
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919).DS as president, one page, 19 x 16, March 2, 1909. An appointment for Thomas B. Lowere as postmaster at Flushing, Queens. The foil seal remains intact at lower left. In very good condition, with allover light toning, damp staining to left margin most of which could be matted out in framing, a few minor edge tears and chips.Price:$895.00
 
William H. Taft (1857-1930). 27th President of the U.S. (1909-1913) and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Document Signed, being an official White House Card. $495
 
William H. Taft. Typed Letter Signed as Secretary of War, one page, octavo, d. April 21, 1908, on official "WAR DEPARTMENT. WASHINGTON." Letterhead, being a letter to his brother Charles P. Taft (1843-1929) Republican U.S. Representative from Ohio (1895-1897), and publisher of the Cincinnati Times-Star. $950
 
William Howard Taft.27th President (1903-1913) and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Document Signed, being a a beautiful archivally framed Postal Appointment that is signed W H Taft as President. It is also signed by the Postmaster General. The overall dimensions of the framing are 24 in. x 36 in. and the size of the signed document is 15 in. x 18in. Both the document and the framing are in excellent condition and the document has an intact gold leaf postal seal.
Price:$675.00
 
Zachary Taylor (1784-1850). 12th President of the U.S. (March, 1849-July, 1850). Autograph Letter Signed as General with Very Fine military content, on the eve of war with Mexico. Two pages, quarto, Corpus Christi, Texas, October 15, 1845, "... "…All the troops intended for this service or the defence of Texas, have arrived, & our morning report show a force of 3845 present & near two hundred on detachment rank & file, of first rate troops... Your obt Servt Z. Taylor". A bold and clearly written letter. $OLD
 
Zachary Taylor (1784-1850). This offering consists of a Zachary Taylor Free Frank(FF) that was used by his daughter to illegally send a family letter to her cousin. The daughter clearly knew what she was doing was illegal because she asked the cousin to burn the letter as soon as it was read. Both the letter and the FF are in good condition. The FF is signed Z.Taylor. Price: $3900.00
 
Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). 34th President of the United States (1945-1953). Truman is responding to request to have he and his family return some cards with their autograph. Truman responds in typical fashion, " No cards enclosed--Harry S Truman", n.p. but surely Washington, D.C, Feb 8, 1945. Apparently Truman also underlined the request for emphasis.A typical Truman response-short and to the point.The letter is in good condition and Truman's writing is bold.A chance to own a Truman autograph that truly reflects the man.Price: $OLD
 
Harry S Truman (1874-1972). Spectacular content letter Feb 15, 1937 written just 10 days after FDR submitted his unconstitutional plan to "pack the Supreme Court." It is clear from the content of this letter that Truman is having no part of such a scheme until he thoroughly investigates the question and rejects the idea he should trade something for his support.One of the best, most revealing Truman letters we have offered recently. Price:$950.00
 
Harry S Truman (1874-1972). Two volume, First Edition, First Printing, set of his Memoirs in excellent condition with intact dust jackets.Volume One signed and inscriped by Harry S Truman.Price:$675.00
 
Truman, Harry S and Bess Truman. A pair of White House cards signed by The President and First Lady on May 7th, 1945, the day Germany surrendered.Wonderful historic find. Nice ink pen signatures by Harry and Bess.
Price:$OLD
 
John Tyler (1790-1862). US House of Representatives (1816--19), the Virginia Governorship (1825--7), US Senate (1827--36), and 10th President of the US (1841-1845). A Partly-printed Document Signed, as President, being an appointment to Justice of the Peace for Thomas Barbery, Washington, 29 July 1843, with papered seal. Nice dark signature reads: "John Tyler". $OLD
 
John Tyler (1790-1862). 10th President of the United States (1841-1845). A beautiful, near pristine free frank.Price:$895.00.
 
Martin Van Buren (1782-1862). Vice-President and 8th President of the US (1837-1841). Document Signed being a very fine Free Frank, accomplished entirely in the hand of Van Buren, stamped Free and officially canceled Feb 27th (no year indicated) Washington City, D.C. $695
 
George Washington. (1732-1799) .1st President of the United States (1789-1797).Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. Address panel as Commander In Chief with Free Frank signed "G: Washington" at lower left and "Free" at upper right, 7¼" x 8¾", 1778 June 6. Addressed in Washington's hand to his adjutant, "Colonel Baylor / Light Dragoons / Fredericksburg." Very fine; toning around folds; seal tear has been closed and the panel is inlaid; red wax seal is present. With a 10" x 8" color, head-and-shoulders portrait of Washington in uniform.Baylor was a famous commander of the Light Dragoons thyat saw action in many battles of the war.Price:$11,900

George Washington (1732-1799). 1st President of the U.S. (1789-1797). Historic Autograph Letter Signed as President, pertaining to the nation's cultural heritage. Two pages (recto/verso), quarto, Baltimore, September 9, 1790. Written to financier and Signer of the Declaration, Robert Morris (1734-1806). Preparing to move the nation's capital to Philadelphia, in this historic letter he supervises the remodeling and planning for the new Executive Mansion—A rented three-storied structure owned by financier and statesman, Robert Morris, a Signer of the Declaration—offering us a singular insight, in his own words, of the transformation from private residence to statehouse. $OLD

George Washington (1732-1799). 1st President of the U.S. (1789-1797). Choice Full Signature, trimmed from a document, c. 1750s. Framed with an antique print. $OLD
 
[George Washington] (1732-1799). 1st President of the U.S. (1789-1797). An Antique Lithograph, circa 1876, by William Smith, Philadelphia, after Gilbert Stuart. A bust length image measuring approximately 18.75 in. by 15.5 in. on a 28 in. by 22 in. sheet of heavy cream paper, surrounded by a formal scroll design. Beautifully matted and housed in a custom black frame with beaded trim. In fine condition. $OLD
 

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