AUTOGRAPHS OF PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

 

 

Seal of the President of the United States

Jefferson and Madison Ship's Papers. Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 10.25 x 15, no date. Unissued scalloped-top ship’s papers signed at the conclusion by Jefferson and Madison. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 21. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Madison’s signature, some light wrinkling, and Madison’s signature a shade light, otherwise fine condition. Price: 12,500

John Quincy Adams, Hand-addressed and free franked address panel, 7 x 3, addressed by Adams to "Hon, Robert C. Winthrop, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Boston," and franked in the upper right, "J. Q. Adams." Panel also bears a light, but legible "Free" stamp below the franking signature and a date stamp, "Feb. 11," to the left side. Matted and framed with a protrait of Adams to an overall size of 10 x 16 in. Light intersecting folds, including one touching a single letter of the signature, a uniform shade of toning, and an unobtrusive repair to paper loss along top edge, otherwise fine condition. Price: $1450

Three Presidential Franks. Four presidential franks RR 12. Monroe, Polk and Pierce. Available for purchase individually or as a collection.

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

Four Presidents. The 37th through 40th Presidents of the United States. Bureau of Engraving image, 6 in x 9, in on heavy stock white card, of the White House signed by Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan. President Reagan signed as President (see notation on recto below) .The image is also signed by three First Ladies Betty Ford, Rosalyn Carter and Lady Bird Johnson.
President Reagan signed as President-see notation on recto illustrated below.This notation in light pencil is to the effect that Senator Mark Hatfield had President Reagan sign this image at his desk in the Oval Office on the morning of the inauguration.Senator Hatfield was Chairman of the Reagan Inauguration Committee.Price:$2,250.00

Three Presidents.The 37th through 39th Presidents of the United States. Printed Image of American Flag Signed on a 5.5 in x 7.5 in. card with a First Day of Issue cancelled stamp dated January 9th, 1963 and signed by Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter. This historic image gathers three men who served this couintry and its flag as President. Notation on recto hat Nixon signature obtained in person.Price:$950.00

Three Presidents-Nixon, Ford and Carter. The 37th through 39th Presidents of the United States. Printed images of their faces on a 5.5 in x 9 in. sheet of paper it and signed by Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter. This historic item gathers together the signatures and images of three men who served this country as president. President Carter has signed with his most desireable full signature Jimmy Carter.Price:$950.00

Three Presidents.The 37th through 39th Presidents of the United States. Printed 6 in x 8 in image of White House Signed by Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter. This historic image gathers together the signatures of three men who served this country as President Carter signed with his most desirable full Jimmy Carter signature as opposed to the more common J.Carter. Price:$950.00

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

George W. Bush (b. 1946). Time Cover signed.Governor of Texas (1995-2001) & 43rd President of the U.S. (2001-). Document Signed, being , A complete issue of Time Magazine dated November 18, 2002 which is signed boldly on the cover George W Bush n.p, n.d. but circa early 1990's.The cover depicts an image of President Bush with one of his chief advisors Karl Rove.Price:$950.00
 

Stephen Grover Cleveland ( 1837– 1908). Cleveland was the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States. Cleveland is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897).This offering is a 3 in x 5 in card signed Grover Cleveland, n.p, n.d. but circa late 1800's. The card shows normal aging and toning but is otherwise in fine condition and the signature is bold.Price:$350.00

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

Jimmy Carter (1924-).ICarter Inauguration photograph.Carter was the 39th President of the United States from 1977 - 1981, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Prior to becoming president, Carter served two terms in the Georgia Senate, and was the 76th Governor of Georgia from 1971 - 1975.This offering is a color 8 in x 10 in photograph taken at the Carter inauguration in January of 1977. The photograph shows both defeated President Gerald Ford and the new president Jimmy Carter being sworn in by Chief Justice Warren Burger, The photograph is signed Jimmy Carter and Gerald R, Ford. Signed inauguration photographs are sought after by collectors.Price: $1400.00


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

Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969). Ike was a General of the Army (five star general) in the United States Army and U.S. politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961).This offering is a typescript of the Oath of Office as President of the United States. It is on plain white paper that is 6 in x 9 in and it is signed Dwight D Eisenhower as shown, n.p, n.d. but probably circa early 1960's.Price:$1950.00

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)34th President of the United States. (1953-1961). Signed Limited Edition Book Mandate For Change, 8vo, cloth; all edges trifle spotted; slipcase ; book # 771 of 1434 numbered copies signed by Eisenhower, as Dwight D. Eisenhower. Garden City, (1963). Magnificent book in wonderful condition. Price:$1295.00

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 ( 1913-2006). 38th President of the United States (1974-1977). 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". Price: 595.00

Benjamin Harrison ( 1833 –1901). Harrison was the twenty-third President of the United States, (1889 to 1893).He was the grand son and also the great grandson of the two former Harrison Presidents of the United States.Signature, as President, on a card with an engraved image of the White House. Approximately 3.5 x 4.5 inches. Signed Benj Harrison [Washington],March 1st 1893. Card in good condition with ageing and toning.Price:$1075.00

Rutherford Birchard Hayes ( 1822 – 1893). Hayes was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the nineteenth President of the United States (1877–1881).This offering however is a partial military appointment document measuring 10 in x 15 in signed by R. B. Hayes as President of The United States and by George W.McCrary as Secretary of War. Fine.Price:$695.00

Rutherford Birchard Hayes ( 1822 – 1893). Hayes was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the nineteenth President of the United States (1877–1881).Hayes usually signed as RBHayes. This offering however is a scarce full signature Rutherford B. Hayes in ink pen ink on a 2.5 in x 3.5 in card. The card shows some toning from age but the signature is bold and dark. Fine.Price:$685.00

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933). Hoover was originally a professional mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted partnerships between government and business under the rubric "economic modernization".This letter is a 7 in x 10 in TLS on Hoovers personal letterhead, NYC,Feb 28,1921 in which he states." I have definately committed my self to the job (Sec of Commerece) and I feel the deepest gratification in knowing I have your support in my new position." It is signed in black ink pen, Herbert Hoover. This is accordingly a historic letter that marks the beginning of a future president's march toward the presidency. Price:$595.00

Herbert C. Hoover (1874-1964). 31st President of the U.S. (1929-1933). Document Signed, being an official The White House Card. $450

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

Johnson, Andrew. (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.Price:$2500.00

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. Price: $7495.00

JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917-1963 ) .War hero, Congressman, US Senator and 35th President of the United States.A spectacular Phillipe Halsman 8 in x 10 in photograph signed "To Patricia / Keating / with very best / wishes / John Kennedy," probably as Senator from Massachusetts. Signed in the image. Staple holes in margin at top left, very minor dings otherwise excellent condition.Phillipe Halsman was a world famous photographer and his images are avidly sought by photograph collectors. A check of photograph auctions shows that Halsman photographs and portraits sell for between 5 hundred and 20 thousand dollars each.This photograph is exquisite an combines a high quality signature and inscription of JFK with the finest in a photo portrait. Volumes have been written about the difficulty in finding authentic JFK signatures. All the Kennedy sons were famous for their liberal use of both secretarial signatures and autopens.This authentic signature and inscription is one of the nicest we have ever seen.Price:SOLD

 

Richrd M. Nixon (1913-1994).Typed letter about China initiative and three post cards from China postmarked Feb 25, 1972. In the letter 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. . One page, large octavo, d. April 28th, 1983, on "Richard Nixon" personal letterhead stationary, New York City. Reads in part:"You are correct in observing that Chancellor Adenauer played an important role in my consideration of U.S. policy toward Peking. It is interesting to note that I confirmed my recollection when I reviewed some handwritten notes I made after a talk with Former President Hoover in 1954. I had raised the issue with him and he disagreed with Adenauer's recommendation. With warm regards, Sincerely, Richard Nixon".The three postcards mention historic trip, historic plac and are signeed in one case by Richard Nixon and pat and in 2 instances by Rose mary Woods. Price: $4500.00.

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 5 of these pardons signed by both presidents known This is the only one currebntly on the market..One of the rarest forms of presidential memorabilia available on the private market.Price:$4900.00

[Nixon Impeachment Document].A unique original U.S. Government Publication (93rd Congress 1st session - 718 pages beige softcover as issued by USGPO - United States Govt. Printing Office here in Washington, D.C.) official release from October, 1973 - IMPEACHMENT - SELECTED MATERIALS from the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States House of Representatives - 93rd Congress - First Session. This is a very scarce original 1973 official Government Publication of the first hearings on the IMPEACHMENT of President Richard Nixon.What makes it desirable is that three (Conyers, Lott and Cohen) of the last surviving original House Judiciary Committee Members signed this original Congressional issued - Nixon Impeachment Publication In addition one of the prime Watergate Conspirators: G. Gordon Liddy also signed the document.Price: $345.00

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 Nixon's book 1999 Signed and inscribed. In pristine condition.Price: $425.00

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt. Limited Edition of 'Unfinished Portrait.
Governor of New York (1995-2001) & 32nd President of the U.S. (1933-1945). Document Signed, being a Governor of New York card signed "Franklin D. Roosevelt". Even age toning.Otherwise in excellent condition with a bold signature. Writing is dark.Comes with a 10 in.x 13 in. presidential head and shoulders image that is a print of "The Unfinished Portrait." The Unfinished Portrait of FDR is a water color image of Franklin Delano Roosevelt that was in progress at the time of his collapse and subsequent death. Elizabeth Shoumatoff had begun working on the portrait of the president around noon on April 12, 1945. FDR was being served lunch when he stated "I have a terrific headache" and then collapsed of a massive cerebral hemorrhage. Later that day Roosevelt died. Shoumatoff never finished the portrait. Gimble Brothers acquired the right to reproduce the image of the portrait and published several editions of the print. This ,however, is a Limited First Edition print published by Gimble Brothers, Inc, New York, 1945.The portrait shows some toning consistent with its age and a few minor dings here and there but it is overall in fine condition. Price: $1150.00

 
JAMES K. POLK. (1795 – 1849) was the eleventh President of the United States (1845–1849). A Democrat, Polk served as Speaker of the House (1835–1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839–1841) prior to becoming president.This offering is an important Polk letter in which he discusses that he may become the nominee of the Democratic Party.Letter has intergal leaf and is in excellent condition. Polk was the first "dark horse" candidate foto become president and his nomination depended on his support fot the annexation of Texas.Price: $4,500.00

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). Actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States (1981-1989). Beautiful Photograph Signed, being a 5 x 3in. color photograph of distant view of the Berlin Wall showing the moat that seperated East from West Germany. East Germans initially would dive into the moat and swim underwater to the bank on the opposite side so they could climb up the bank to get into West Germany. Once they reached the West German side of the bank the East Germans would shoot them as they tried to scamble up the bank. Then, the East Germans installed an electrical fence, just below the surface of the water in the moat so people attempting to escape could not swim under the water without hitting the fence and getting electricuted. President Reagan signed the quote: "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall !" on the photo as shown. Famous Presidential quotes in the President's own hand will, in our opinion, become very valuable. This particular photo signed and thus inscribed by Reagan is extrodinarily rare and the source for the photo is impeccable. President Reagan signed this quote in his Los Angeles office on the Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. Price:$4,250

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.x 10 in. B&W photograph of a smiling Reagan , boldly signed and inscribed, "To Jules Greenberg - With very best wishes, Ronald Reagan." In fine condition.This photograph was more than likely taken when he was governor of California.Price: $295.00
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 Cards. This is as close as it gets to having a WHC fro President Reagan. Price:$995.00

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: $25,000.00

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) and Anton J. Cermak (1873-1933). These men were joined together in history forever because Cermak was killed when Guissepe Zaranga attempted to assassinate FDR on Feb 15, 1933 in Miami.FDR was returning from a cruise and he delivered a short speech from his limosine in Bayfront and Cermak was in the car with him. As the crowd surged forward shots were fired and one hit home in Cermak wounding him in the abdomen. Cermak lingered for six weks but died after 6 weeks. When Cermak died Zaranga was tried and convicted and went to his death in the electric chair 6 weeks after the assassination attempt.When Cermak was on his way to the hospital he turned to FDR and said, "I am glad it was me instead of you." This archive consists of a photo of FDR and Cermak in the car and autographs of Cermak and FDR as described in the listing.Price:$850.00

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.

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. $495.00

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. $950.00

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).Senator, Vice-President and 34th President of the United States. Bess Truman and Margaret Truman. Entire First Family signed signed menu, October 10-16, 1948. An uncommon and very desirable souvenir of Harry Truman’s dramatic 1948 'whistle-stop' campaign for election as President. The menu is signed on the front cover with large signatures by Harry Truman, Bess Truman and Margaret Truman. The menu is a stiff board with a gold Great Seal on the cover as shown. Inside are two facing pages with menu selections and prices. The original decorative red, blue and gold ribbon is intact.Price:SOLD

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