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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, April 8, 1861. President Lincoln directs the Secretary of State to "affix the Seal of the United States to the envelope of a letter addressed to His Majesty the Emperor of Russia (Mr. Appleton's recall)." In fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges. President Lincoln appointed Cassius Marcellus Clay to the post of US Minister to …

Sold For: $10,588 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Civil War-dated partly printed DS as president, one page, 17.75 x 12, January 22, 1862. President Lincoln appoints Robert H. Pruyn of New York to be "Minister Resident of the United States of America, to Japan." Signed crisply at the conclusion by Abraham Lincoln, and countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The lower left is embossed with the State Department seal, and the…

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Copper-plated bust of Abraham Lincoln in profile mounted on a wooden 8 x 11 frame, with label on the reverse: "From The Lincoln Home, Springfield, Ill.," signed by Custodian A. S. Edwards, May 18, 1910. Below is a letter transmitting this item to a Texas collector, with a note written in ink describing the piece: "'Lincoln' Head,' Cast iron - copper plated, Mfg. by Chicago Hardware Fo…

Sold For: $1,399 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Scarce lithographic broadside of the Emancipation Proclamation, 19 x 25.5, with "The original entirely designed and executed with a Pen by Gilman R. Russell," printed near the bottom, and printed by Duvall & Son in 1865. Broadside features a full-length image of Lincoln in the center, his right hand resting on the manuscript of the Proclamation. The entire Proclamation is printed beh…

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8.5 x 11, June 23, 1868. In full: "I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of George W. Wallingford, dated this day and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant." Signed at the conclusion by Johnson. In fine condition.

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Partly-printed DS as president, signed “U. S. Grant,” one page, 7.5 x 9, November 12, 1874. President Grant directs the Secretary of State to "affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the conditional pardon of Solomon Barth." Neatly and boldly signed at the conclusion by President Grant. Impressively triple-cloth-matted and framed with a portrait and a biography to an over…

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Ink signature, "U. S. Grant,” on an off-white 2.25 x .75 slip. Matted and framed with an engraved portrait bearing a facsimile signature to an overall size of 9.25 x 11.25. In fine condition.

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ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6, Sagamore Hill letterhead, November 9, 1898. Letter concerning a photograph, written the day after he had been elected Governor of New York. In full: "When I wrote you about Falk’s picture, I had not seen this one of Rockwood, which I prefer; so I will get you to put this one in. Can the stenographer come out here Friday?" In fine condition. Su…

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Impressive 10.5 x 13.5 print of a sketched portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt done by Russian-American artist Jacob H. Perskie for the 1932 presidential campaign, signed and inscribed along the bottom in fountain pen, "To Arthur Bellinger, with the regards of Franklin D. Roosevelt." Also features Perskie's facsimile signature in the lower right. Double-cloth-matted and framed with a plaque…

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DS, eight pages, 9.75 x 16 (with signed page trimmed to 9.75 x 7), January 19, 1931. As governor of New York, Roosevelt submits to the state legislature a summary of the recommendations of the St. Lawrence Power Commission. He points out that the Commission's finding that a dam can be built safely "is an outstanding vindication for those of us who have supported the project against the insidi…

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Typed biographical chronology of Franklin D. Roosevelt's life, totaling more than 425 pages, from the papers of documentary filmmaker Pare Lorentz. The timeline traces FDR's life from his birth in 1882 through his death in 1945, offering detailed—often day-by-day—insight into his childhood and upbringing, early life, career in politics, and presidential administration. Minor h…

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ALS, one page, 6.25 x 8, United States Senate letterhead, November 25, 1944. Letter to "Miss Taggart," in full: "Thanks very, very much for Stephen Bonsal's book 'Unfinished Business.' I shall read it with much interest. You and Mr. Taggart have made my stay here most pleasant. Hope you'll both call on us in Washington, when I'm really the V.P." In fine condition. When Truman…

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TLS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, October 30, 1947. Letter to Budget Bureau director James Webb. In full: "The Acting Secretary of State, in reporting to me on the progress made in examining the report submitted by the Paris Conference on European Economic Recovery and in the formulation of an Administration position with regard to this report, has expressed great appr…

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Hand-corrected partial draft of Dwight D. Eisenhower's last speech from his 1956 re-election campaign, two pages, 8 x 10.5, boasting nearly 50 words in Eisenhower's hand with numerous underlines, cross-outs, and circled words. Eisenhower would deliver this address to his supporters at the Philadelphia Convention Hall on November 1, 1956. At the top, he writes: "Mr. Chairman - Sen. Duff &a…

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ALS signed twice, “Jacqueline Kennedy, Mrs. John F. Kennedy,” one page, 6.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, February 1, 1960. Letter to Bodley Gallery, a prominent NYC art dealer. In full: "I am writing to ask if you would be good enough to take back the A. Radloff painting of Eve which I bought from you in December. I would be most appreciative if you could refund me what I paid for it&m…

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ALS signed “Jackie,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 3.5, White House stationery card, no date. Letter to "Bob," Robert McNamara, President Kennedy's Secretary of Defense, in full: "The most marvelous Valentine I ever had! [Jackie draws a heart with arrow sketch] I may put it in Jack's museum—A whole year gone by and you remembered and can still hit the same jolly note as las…

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Amazing collection of five original vintage circa 1945 glossy candid photos, 3.5 x 5.25 and 5.25 x 3.5, portraying the 16-year-old Jacqueline Bouvier during the summer between terms at Miss Porter's School, believed to have been taken at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. Two of the photographs are well-composed portraits of Jacqueline, aptly capturing her radiant beauty; two show her at…

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Official White House photographer Cecil Stoughton's personal photo album containing 34 original vintage color 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 photos of the funeral ceremonies of President John F. Kennedy. The red calf leather photo album is stamped with decorative tooling on the front and back, with the spine stamped with Stoughton's initials, "CWS," and a title, "JFK Funeral, Nov. #1, 1963.” A s…

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TLS signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, June 6, 1957. Letter to Bascom N. Timmons, a White House Press correspondent who, in 1932, became President of the National Press Club. In full: "Many thanks for your letter of recent date addressed to my secretary. I certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness in writing and I want to thank you for your very…

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Color satin-finish 12 x 8 photo of the situation room during the raid on Osama bin Laden, signed in black felt tip by Joe Biden, Mike Mullen, John Brennan, Jim Clapper, William Daley, and Pete Souza. In fine condition.

Sold For: $3,033 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Appealing campaign sign from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, 22 x 14, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Lisa—Keep the faith! Joe Biden." In fine condition.

Sold For: $334 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Attractive campaign sign from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, 22 x 14, prominently signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Steve—Keep the faith, Joe Biden." The sign boasts the slogan, "NH for Biden." Biden's facsimile signature in white is featured in the upper left corner. In fine condition.

Sold For: $376 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Senator Biden in a suit and tie, signed in silver ink, "Joe Biden, USS, 90." In very fine condition.

Sold For: $405 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Two items: a first edition of the book Promise Me, Dad, hardcover with dust jacket, published by Flatiron Books in 2017, signed on the first free end page in black felt tip by Joe Biden; and a glossy 8 x 10 photo of Senator Biden in a suit and tie, signed in silver ink, "Best Wishes, Joe Biden, USS, 1993." In overall fine condition.

Sold For: $1,250 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details