May Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes May 11  
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of May 11 at 7 PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6 PM ET To Participate After 7 PM ET
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
83   Theodore Roosevelt  $200 $700 $770 14 You must login to place a bid.

#83 - Theodore Roosevelt

click to enlarge
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

To Mount Rushmore’s sculptor: “The head of Lincoln grows upon me more and more”
Description                           Estimate: $2,000 - 2,500          

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, February 17, 1908. Letter to Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore. In full: “The head of Lincoln grows upon me more and more. I think it one of the finest things I have seen. I especially like it when seen from the right front.” In fine condition, with a light spot of soiling along the central horizontal fold, and a small singe mark to the right edge. Long before beginning his work on Mount Rushmore, Borglum carved a massive marble bust of Abraham Lincoln in 1908 that was exhibited in Theodore Roosevelt's White House. Robert Todd Lincoln praised it as perhaps the greatest likeness of his father he had ever seen, and the bust was donated to the Congress later that year. Interestingly, when designing Mount Rushmore in the 1920s, Borglum placed President Roosevelt next to Lincoln. An excellent association piece with superb content. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

This item is Pre-Certified!
Purchase a third-party full letter of authenticity for $100.
No extra postage and no long delays!
Click here if you are interested.


back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 475 is due by Monday, May 23rd unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Condition An item’s general condition is rated on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine. Additional specific details that would not be obvious from the illustration, if any, are mentioned in the description.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.