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Revolutionary War–dated full free frank, measuring 13 x 8 unfolded with a 6.75 x 3.25 center panel, addressed in another hand, “To Colonel Baylor, 3d Reg’t Dragoons, Fredericksburg, Virginia,” and franked in the lower left, “G:o Washington.” Docketing to the upper right reads, “On public service, Free,” and along the left edge, “Aug’t 3d …

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Ink signature, “J. Adams,” on an off-white 4.5 x 1.25 slip, with “Washington” written in another hand near the lower right and a small docketing notation along left edge. A vertical fold through a single letter of last name and a bit of scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Large ink franking signature, “John Adams,” on an off-white slip, stamped “Free,” above the signature. Double-matted and framed with a small portrait of Adams and a small plaque to an overall size of 11.5 x 15.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Partly-printed DS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.75, August 28, 1773. Notice to the Sheriffs of Suffolk and Essex County to have Andrew Oliver of Salem appear in court. In part: “In a Plea of Debt, for that said Andrews…together with Martha Allen Widow and Thomas Hubbard Esquire, since deceased, by their Bond under their hands…unto Thomas Hutchinson…in the sum of Fiftee…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13 x 8.75, April 17, 1816. President Madison grants John Rebeck of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, a parcel of land in “the southeast quarter of section Fourteen of township Seven in range Five of the Lands directed to be sold at Steubenville.” Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Madison and countersigned by Commissioner of the G…

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LS, written in the hand of his wife Dolley, one page, 7 x 4.5, March 12, 1832. Letter to an unidentified recipient. In full: “I have duly rec’d your letter of the 1st inst. with the printed report to which it refers. To my thanks for this, I beg leave to add those due for your several proceeding communications. I am sorry that these are the only return which my great age and very infir…

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 12 x 7.75, July 14, 1819. President Monroe grants a quarter lot of land in Ohio to Lewis Murdin. Signed at the conclusion by Monroe and countersigned by Commissioner of the General land Office Josiah Meigs. Cloth-matted and framed with a color portrait of Monroe to an overall size of 26.5 x 14.5; the frame back bears the printed certificate of authenticity…

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Early ALS signed “John Q. Adams,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 9.25, December 16, 1795. Letter to his brother, Thomas Boylston Adams. In part: “Let me specially recommend to you to keep the Department of State informed of every thing that may take place where you are. Information there is of the utmost importance, and you will not fail to give accounts equally accurate to the Treas…

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Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 16 x 10, May 1, 1826. President Adams grants Ammon Eivers of Belmont County a parcel of land in Marietta, Ohio, “containing Seventy nine Acres and Twenty four hundredths of an acre.” Signed at the conclusion by President Adams and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. The white paper…

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Original booklet, in German, entitled "Beteiligung an Schau-und Wettfliegen Flugmaschine Wright Gesellschaft 1910," 6.5 x 10, eight pages, with several images of the Wright Brothers and their flyer inside. Some toning and foxing to covers, as well as a few small edge tears and creases, otherwise fine condition.

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Early ink signature, “Andrew Jackson, February 22d, 1808,” on an off-white 4 x 2.25 trimmed album page. Page is inlaid into a 5.5 x 8 off-white sheet. In fine condition, with a light vertical fold through a single letter of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 9.5, March 16, 1829. President Jackson grants Jesse H. Rogers of Illinois a parcel of land “at Edwardsville, Illinois, containing eighty acres.” Crisply signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains crisp and in…

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Rare original German booklet entitled "Die Bruder Wright," with cover translating to: "The Wright Brothers. A study of the development of the flying machine from Lilienthal to Wright," 6 x 9, 64 pages, published in Berlin in 1909. Inside bears 44 illustrations, many of the Wright Brothers and their machine. In fine condition, with scattered toning and soiling to covers, and a small label affixed …

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 9.5, September 30, 1868. President Johnson directs the secretary of state “to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of John F. Brown.” Crisply signed at the conclusion by Johnson. Affixed at the left edge to a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DN…

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War-dated partly-printed DS, signed “Willm. Henry Harrison,” one page, 6.25 x 8, June 30, 1813. A subsistence account for Major General Harrison covering June 5th through the 30th. In part: “I certify, on honor, that the within subsistence account, amounting to one hundred & ninety eight Dollars is accurate and just; and that I have not drawn rations in kind from the United S…

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Uncommon and early endorsement, “Approved 5th December 1810, William Henry Harrison,” on a 6.75 x 4 slip clipped from a larger document. Portion is also signed by Dennis Permington, Speaker of the House of Representatives, as well as the president of the Legislative Council. In fine condition, with a horizontal and a vertical fold, one through a single letter of signature. Pre-certifie…

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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 20 x 15.5, October 6, 1843. Four-language ship’s papers issued to “Clark Estes master or commander of the Ship called Rowena…lying at present in the port of Fall River…and laden with Provisions Stores and Utensils for a whaling voyage.” Signed in the fourth panel by Tyler and countersigned by i…

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Rare free-franked panel, 5.5 x 3, addressed in Polk’s hand to “Brevet Brig. Genl. J. G. Tollen, Chief Engineer, Washington City,” and franked along the top, “Free, J. K. Polk.” Panel bears a May 26, Nashville postmark and has been inlaid to a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Au…

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Ink signature, “James K. Polk,” on a 4 x 1 off-white slip; and an ink signature, “Mrs. James K. Polk, ‘Polk Place,’ March 27, 1888,” on a 4.25 x 2 off-white slip. Both are affixed to a mat and framed with an engraved portrait of Polk to an overall size of 10.75 x 14.75. In very good condition, with James’s signature fairly light, but still legible, moderat…

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Choice partly-printed DS, signed “Z. Taylor, Col Comdg” one page, 7.75 x 3.25, April 23, 1836. Confirmation of the quartermaster’s receipt of “Four cords, Six Feet, and Eight Inches of Wood, in full of the above requisition.” In fine condition, with mild soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Very bold ink signature, “Z. Taylor, Majr Genl, U. S. A. Comdr,” on an off-white 3.5 x slip clipped from a larger document or letter. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Hand-addressed free-franked mailing envelope, 5.5 x 3, addressed by Fillmore to “Miss Mary B. Harris, Warner, N. Hampshire,” and franked at the top, “Free, M. Fillmore.” Envelope bears a July 28, 1860, Buffalo, New York postal cancellation. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning and soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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ALS, one page, 4 x 6.5, August 29, 1853. Letter to M. D. Philips. In full: “I have yours of the 27th and regret to say that it is out of my power to furnish you with a copy of Mr. Conrad’s last Report.” In fine condition, with mounting remnant to reverse of one vertical edge and a bit of light wrinkling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Complete hand-addressed free frank, 6 x 3.5, which unfolds to 10 x 8, addressed in Buchanan’s hand to “Col: Reah Frazer, Lancaster, Pennsylvania,” and franked in the upper right, “Free James Buchanan.” In fine condition, with “Free” stamp over portion of signature, vertical crease through a single letter of signature, and some paper loss to edge from wax s…

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