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Early American jurist (1732-1810) who was one of the original five associate justices of the United States Supreme Court; he was the last judge in the United States to wear a full wig. Extremely rare ALS signed “Wm. Cushing,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 9, November 9, 1790. Handwritten letter to "The honourable James Iredell, Esqr., one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the Uni…

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LS as secretary of state, signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 8 x 9.75, June 17, 1790. Addressed from New York, a letter to Pennsylvania President and fellow Founding Father Thomas Mifflin, in full: "I have the honor to send you herein inclosed two copies duly authenticated of the Resolution respecting the arrears of pay due to the troops of the lines of the States of Virginia and North…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 13.25 x 17, March 21, 1826. President Adams appoints William M. Hunter as "a Master Commandant in the Navy in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by President Adams and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Samuel L. Southard. The white Navy Department seal affixed at the bottom remains ful…

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ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, March 25, 1843. Addressed from the Hermitage, a handwritten letter to Pennsylvania Senator and future American President James Buchanan, in full: "You will perceive from the inclosed that I have been obliged to use an amanuensis. My debility is so great & my eyesight so much impaired, that often I cannot write for days, and I hope this will be a sufficient excuse f…

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.5 x 16.75, May 18, 1847. President Polk appoints Robert G. Beale as "a Captain in the Fourteenth Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by President Polk and countersigned by Secretary of War William L. Marcy. The crisply embossed white War Department seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. In …

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.5 x 17.75, October 13, 1855. President Pierce appoints Leonard Paulding as a "Lieutenant in the Navy…in the service of the United States." Signed at the conclusion by President Pierce and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy James C. Dobbin. The orange Navy Department seal affixed at the bottom remains fully intact. In fine condition. Paulding…

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ADS, signed in the third-person, "Abraham Lincoln," and at the conclusion, “A. Lincoln,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12, October 3, 1856. Lengthy handwritten affidavit by Lincoln, filed with the "Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, Second Grand Division," concerning the disposition of a contested estate. In part: "Abraham Lincoln, being first duly sworn, states on oath that at the…

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Civil War-dated ALS as president signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 5 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, March 31, 1864. Short letter to Vice President Hannibal Hamlin, in full: "Yours of this date is received, and the subject of it shall be attended to." The letter is affixed inside a presentation folder. In very good to fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges, soft creasing, and some…

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, January 29, 1862. President Lincoln appoints Capt. William A. Phillips an additional aide-de-camp of General McClellan, specifying that he is being detailed to serve “with the army in Kansas under Brigadier General James H. Lane with the rank of Captain.” Signed neatly at the conclusion by Lincoln, and boldly countersigned by Secretary…

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Rare Civil War-dated pamphlet entitled “The Opinions of Abraham Lincoln Upon Slavery and Its Issues: Indicated by His Speeches, Letters, Messages, and Proclamations,” 16 pages, 6.25 x 9.75, printed in 1864 by L. Towers “for the Union Congressional Committee.” This historic pamphlet contains 23 printed references containing Lincoln’s thoughts and views on the subject …

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Pamphlet entitled “Evening Journal Tracts—No. 5, National Politics,” 15 pages, 5.75 x 9, published by the Albany Evening Journal in February 1860, which opens with the “Speech of Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, Delivered at the Cooper Institute, Monday, February 27, 1860.” Lincoln was not yet the Republican nominee for the presidency when he delivered the Cooper Union …

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Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, February 17, 1869. President Johnson authorizes and directs the Secretary of State to affix "the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of David T. Phillips and William H. Norton." Signed neatly at the conclusion by Andrew Johnson. In fine condition, with faint toning to the edges and folds, and a small tear to the upper right corne…

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Citizens National Bank of Washington City check, 7.25 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by President U. S. Grant, payable to Dr. James Bushman for $90, April 4, 1876. The check is professionally inlaid into the second page of a custom-made 10.5 x 13.75 presentation folder, which also includes an engraving of Grant and an ALS from his son Frederick Dent Grant, dated December 21, 1895, …

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Executive Mansion card, 4.25 x 2.75, signed nicely in black ink by William McKinley. In fine condition, with uniform light toning. An attractive autograph of the 25th POTUS.

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Two signed items, including: a historically significant TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, March 22, 1972, to Mrs. Margot L. Chadwell, in part: "I was pleased to have your letter of March 12, which I read with special interest and all the more so since you consider that by my decision regarding the atom bomb, your husband's life was spared. I appreciate your wanting to share with me your personal ex…

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Two extraordinary items: a choice matte-finish 9.5 x 7.75 photo of Truman holding up the iconic 'Dewey Defeats Truman' issue of the Chicago Tribune, signed in fountain pen, "Trib elect Dewey for one day! It didn't stick. Harry S. Truman, 5/16/60"; and a unique Ritepoint Table-Desk Roman Classic cigarette lighter featuring a small image of Truman inside, signed and inscribed on the box…

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Desirable vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 portrait of Truman by Pach Bros. of New York, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to the studio's director, "Kindest regards to Alfred Pach, Harry S. Truman.” In fine condition, with a few small creases, and a light paperclip impression to the top edge.

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Brick removed from the White House during the expansive renovations undertaken by Harry S. Truman, measuring approximately 8 x 4 x 2.75, and weighing 4.55 lbs, with varying amounts of mortar to the sides. Includes a small plaque with a presidential seal, reading: "Original White House Material, Removed in 1950." In fine condition, with expected wear. Accompanied by the original cardboard shipping…

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Signed book: Profiles in Courage: Memorial Edition. NY: Harper and Row, 1964. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.25, 287 pages. Signed neatly on the half-title page in black ballpoint by Jacqueline Kennedy. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG, with some rubbing and edgewear to jacket, and a price-clipped front flap. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Beckett Authenti…

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Noteworthy union of an ALS and two partial autograph letters (one signed) from John F. Kennedy during his tenure as a Massachusetts Senator, eight total pages, 5.25 x 6.75 and 6.25 x 9.25, dating to 1955 and 1956, each penned on United States Senate letterhead and addressed to Gunilla von Post, a Swedish aristocrat Kennedy had met by chance in Cannes, France in the summer of 1953, just weeks befor…

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JFK's 1935 Choate senior year portrait photograph inscribed in fountain pen, signed "Ken" his nickname in his yearbook to one of his best friends Lem Billings who would have a room at the White House and remained a best friend to Kennedy his entire life. Also signed by the photographer. Earliest known signed photograph of JFK. Sepia matte-finish 5.75″ x 9.5″ image in frame.

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Extremely rare first photograph of President Kennedy with his cabinet taken Jan. 27, 1961 with signatures of the President and all 12 cabinet members: Signatures include John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Adlai Stevenson, Robert S. McNamara, Dean Rusk, Arthur J. Goldberg, J. Edward Day, Orville Freeman, Abraham A. Ribicoff, Luther H. Hodges, C. Douglas Dillon, and Stewart L. Ud…

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Yousuf Karsh portrait print inscribed by both President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, 2-6-61: Original photograph taken in 1957 when JFK was still a senator. Stunning 17″ x 22″ color Yousuf Karsh photographic print captioned "The President and Mrs. John Fitzgerald Kennedy" Repackaged from the original 1957 image by "Karsh of Ottawa." Signed and inscribed in black ink by J…

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JFK’s original 3-page handwritten draft for his speech, announcing his intention to run for the Presidency in 1960. JFK writes on North Ocean Boulevard Palm Beach, Florida stationary, also included three additional typed pages with JFK annotated revisions, as well as a third draft of two typed pages with additional JFK hand revisions including the famous line that ended this announcement, "…

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President Kennedy’s personally-owned and used lighter gifted to Dave Powers, and President Kennedy’s personally-owned cigar. President Kennedy’s personally owned and used brushed stainless cigar lighter inscribed in black, "12-25-62, JFK-JBK," with the Great Seal of the U.S. in black. Lighter shows use. Provenance: Dave Powers Estate, McInnis Auction LOA stating, "Dave Powers w…

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John and Robert Kennedy Signed Photograph: to Terence McCarten the photographer who took this photograph- 7.5″ x 9.5″ glossy black & white photo taken in the Oval Office with McCarten's contact sheet of 11 images. The only known signed photograph of the two brothers alone, signed by both John and Robert Kennedy. John and Robert are relaxed and smiling, signed and inscribed …

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President Kennedy, Jacqueline, John Jr., and Caroline black-and-white photograph dated and inscribed by Jacqueline Kennedy on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1962 for White House photographer "For Cecil Stoughton who took this picture with our appreciation and best wishes always, Jacqueline Kennedy" and signed below "John F. Kennedy." (7.5" X 9.5" ) Jacqueline Kennedy considered this her favorite family …

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President John F. Kennedy inscribed photograph in ink to Marian Holliday and a TLS on White House stationery to Marian's parents: Unique inscribed President Kennedy photograph to Marian Holliday then 10 months old looking up as if she were watching and listening to President Kennedy delivering his speech on television. President Kennedy inscribes this 10″ x 8″ cardstock photo, "Fo…

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President Kennedy’s personally owned and worn two neckties with "JFK" embossed on his leather travel case: letter of authenticity from President Kennedy’s longtime personal secretary Evelyn Lincoln that the president discarded the case after one of the clasps broke, otherwise in excellent condition, the case measures 13" x 5". The handsome monogrammed necktie travel case contains two …

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Official Rawlings American League (Brown) baseball signed in black felt tip on the sweet spot, "Ronald Reagan." In fine condition, with mild toning. A sought-after example of one of the most desirable presidential formats, combining America's history with its national pastime.

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Choice color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of President Reagan in a tuxedo, raising his glass for a toast, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "With Best Wishes, Ronald Reagan." In very fine condition.

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Exceptional collection of presidential autographs representing a complete set from George Washington through Woodrow Wilson, uniformly affixed by their left edges to large off-white sheets, and custom-bound into a beautiful red leather volume with slipcase, gilt-stamped titles, and a calligraphically embellished title page, each page preceded by a large engraving depicting the president. It should…

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Fantastic commemorative cover honoring Richard Nixon's second inauguration day, signed in felt tip by Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, and Bill Clinton. In fine condition. A scarce assemblage of five presidents on a desirable philatelic format.

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Western Electric 500 C/D White House rotary desk phone in black, with an image of the White House in the center of the clear plastic rotary dial. The bottom plate bears an "11-74" label, dating it to the administration of President Gerald R. Ford. In very good to fine cosmetic condition, with a rusty bottom plate; working condition untested.

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Felt tip signature, "Joe Biden," on an off-white 5 x 8 sheet, on which has been printed mock White House letterhead and the text of the oath of office. In full: "I, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." In ve…

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Campaign sign from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, 22 x 12.75, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Tina—Thanks, Joe Biden." The sign boasts the slogan, "Biden, New Hampshire." In very good to fine condition, with a corner crease and two vertical bends.

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The First National Bank check, 6.5 x 3, filled out and signed by Calvin Coolidge, payable to N. E. T. & T. Co. for $1.68, February 10, 1901. In fine condition, with faint toning to the left side.

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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Senator Biden early in his political career, signed in blue felt tip, "Best wishes, Joe Biden, USS 1976." In very good to fine condition, with a few small surface impressions, and a crease to the upper right corner.

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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, March 15, 1989. Letter to Stryker McGuire of Newsweek, in full: "Just a quick note to thank you for your kind message. Barbara and I are really looking forward to these next four years and being able to serve in this new dimension. With so much to do, support from an original Mournful Pundit is a welcome boost. With very best wishes…

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Congressional business card from Bush's term as a representative for the 7th District of Texas, 3.5 x 1.75, signed in black felt tip, "George Bush." Bush represented the 7th District from 1967 to 1971. In fine condition.

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Signed book: Decision Points. Later printing. NY: Crown Publishers, 2010. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 497 pages. Signed on a bookplate affixed to the front pastedown in black felt tip by George W. Bush. In very fine condition.

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Two official Rawlings National League (Coleman) baseballs individually signed on the sweet spot in black ballpoint by George Bush and George W. Bush. In overall fine condition, with light toning to both balls.

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Color satin-finish 20 x 16 photo of the Carters waving from the steps of Air Force One, signed in black felt tip, "J. Carter" and "Rosalynn Carter." In very fine condition.

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Desirable 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Cleveland by B. F. Powelson of Buffalo, signed in the upper left in black ink, "Grover Cleveland, Mch. 15, 1908." Cleveland began signing at the bottom of his jacket, which remains only slightly visible, and a newspaper article regarding his 71st birthday celebration is affixed to the reverse. In fine condition, with a superficial tear to the left border of t…

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ALS, one page, 4.25 x 7, May 15, 1891. Letter to L. H. Beach, declining an invitation. In part: "I would be glad to please my Orleans County friends but I am perfectly sure that if I am back from my vacation by the 26th of September, I shall have so much to do that it will be impossible for me to comply with your request." In fine condition.

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Booklet containing President Bill Clinton's signed State of the Union address to the 106th Congress outlining his administration goals, given on January 27, 2000, 6.5 x 10, 12 pages, signed boldly on the front cover in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Clinton Museum Store.  

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The First National Bank check, 6.5 x 3, filled out and signed by Calvin Coolidge, payable to N. E. T. & T. Co. for $1.68, February 10, 1901. In fine condition, with faint toning to the left side.

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ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.5 x 7.5, The Mayor, Northampton, Massachusetts letterhead, June 27, 1911. Letter to "Miss Sprague," in full: "Mother writes me you would like me to speak at Old House Day. I am sorry my engagements are such that I cannot be sure I could be present. I think perhaps you might get Nelson Browne. If I should be able to come I shall be glad to talk a little …

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Pair of off-white 3.25 x 2.5 cards individually signed in black ink, "Calvin Coolidge" and "Grace Coolidge." In overall fine condition, with light toning. Pencil notations to reverse date the signatures to March 20 and 21, 1929, less than a month after leaving the White House.

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Early Dutch chapbook entitled "De Vrouwe-Peerle ofte Dryvoudige Historie van Helena de Verduldige, Griseldis de Sagtmoedige, Florentina de Getrouwe" published in Antwerp in 1621. Softcover with wrappers made from Latin text leaves, 6 x 7.5, 47 pages. The three stories, all based on popular medieval romances, are attractively illustrated with woodcut prints. In good to very good condition, with th…

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TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, October 8, 1958. Letter to Major General William H. Abendroth, in full: "Thank you very much for coming to my office yesterday morning, with Floyd Akers, to present to me a complimentary box for the coming International Horse Show. I enjoyed our discussion, and I deeply appreciate your kindness in making tickets for the various performances available to Mr…

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TLS signed "Mamie E," two pages, 6.25 x 9, personal letterhead, August 26, 1974. Letter to Mollie Cullum, in part: "How exciting that you have all these folks coming in September to take the cure—sounds good to me. We have had a frightful drought here and apparently the rains have just swished around us, but the trees are losing their leaves fast due to lack of water. Moaney's garden is…

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Six items signed in ink by a former first lady of the United States, all free franked mailing envelopes with the exception of one. Signatures are as follows: “Grace Coolidge,” “Mary Lord Harrison,” “Frances F. Cleveland Preston” (2), “Free, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt,” and “Free, Edith K. Roosevelt.” In overall fine condition.

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TLS signed “Gerald R. Ford,” one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, February 20, 1985. Letter to Donald Gibson, in part: "Your very special letter urging that I accept the invitation to appear with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, on August 5th, has been received. Most regrettably, I must respectfully decline. My travel schedule for all of 1985 is horrendously overloaded. I am h…

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ALS signed “Jerry Ford,” one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, December 28, [no year]. Letter to John and Bonnie Swearingen, in full: "Betty & I deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness at Christmas. The whole Ford family will enjoy the medley of five fruit pies. We are most grateful. We have been in Vail/Beaver Creek from Dec. 17th until January 3rd. Great snow & lots of fa…

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The Marion Star business check, 8 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Harding, "W. G. Harding," payable to Central Ohio Paper Co. for $8.85, April 8, 1908. In fine condition. Harding bought the Ohio daily newspaper The Marion Daily Star in 1884, and held ownership of the paper until mid-1923. Although Harding's editorial department slanted toward the Republican platform, the daily paper remaine…

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Partly-printed DS, signed “W. G. Harding,” one page, 8.25 x 7, January 27, 1912. Voucher from The Harding Publishing Company (The Marion Star) filled out in another hand and made payable to W. G. Harding for $200, endorsed on the lower panel in ink by Harding. In fine condition. Harding bought the Ohio daily newspaper The Marion Daily Star in 1884, and held ownership of the paper unt…

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TLS signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 8 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 24, 1901. Letter to Emerson Brooks, in part: "I have quite a number of letters and autographs of my great grand father, Benjamin Harrison. The letter you refer to would of course have value to me, but as I do not know the length of the letter or the subject of it I can form no idea as to what value it would …

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Manuscript DS as president, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page both sides, 10.25 x 15.25, November 27, 1880. Pardon issued by President Hayes, in part: "Whereas, William Tippett, on conviction of assault, was sentenced by the Police Court of the District of Columbia on the 29th day of October, 1880, to imprisonment for 60 days in the District Jail, in default of payment of a fine of $50;;…

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Ink signature as president, "My kind regards to you and your charges! Herbert Hoover,” penned at the bottom of a 7.25 x 8.75 typed letter from Ella G. Baxter, the principal of the Francis Hopkinson School of Philadelphia, requesting an autograph and message for her students; the letter bears an affixed portrait of Hoover. Matted with a transmittal letter from the White House dated February …

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 15.5 x 19.5, June 3, 1879. President Hayes appoints Augustus H. Gilman "to the grade of Pay Director, relative rank of Captain" in the service of the United States Navy. Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Hayes and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Richard W. Thompson. The blue Navy Department seal …

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ALS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, March 4, 1889. Handwritten letter to S. S. Burrows, in full: "Yours of 5th Recd. with pleasure. I will enclose one of your recommendations. Let it be a short one. If beyond one page they are not read. Better still a half page. Of course I write for too many friends to have the least influence. But the facts or opinions I give or endorse may receive attention." I…

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TLS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, March 8, 1928. Letter to journalist Melville Stone, the general manager of the Associated Press. In part: "I do not place too much importance on the attitude of any one newspaper in the country, more especially as the press is almost overwhelmingly friendly. The New York Sun, however, has taken on certain lines which are the most vicious type of journalism. Their corresp…

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White House card, 4.25 x 2.75, signed neatly in black ink by Herbert Hoover. In fine condition, with a tiny bit of mounting residue on the back.

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Group of five disbound 5.75 x 9 book pages (pgs. 215-223) containing the inaugural address of President Herbert Hoover on March 4, 1929, signed on the final page in blue fountain pen by Hoover. In fine condition.

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Ink signature as president, "My kind regards to you and your charges! Herbert Hoover,” penned at the bottom of a 7.25 x 8.75 typed letter from Ella G. Baxter, the principal of the Francis Hopkinson School of Philadelphia, requesting an autograph and message for her students; the letter bears an affixed portrait of Hoover. Matted with a transmittal letter from the White House dated February …

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Superb matte-finish 6.5 x 9 photo of Howard Chandler Christy's portrait of Hoover, affixed to its original 10 x 13 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, "The Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover." In fine condition.

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Vintage matte-finish 7 x 9 photo of an artist's portrait of Hoover, signed in fountain pen, "The Kind Regards of Herbert Hoover." In fine condition, with trimmed edges.

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Pair of off-white 3 x 1.5 cards individually signed in ink as president and first lady, "Herbert Hoover" and "Lou Henry Hoover." In overall fine condition. Reverse of cards are dated to March 23, 1929, and June 28, 1929.

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Signed book: The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency, 1963-1969. First edition. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 636 pages. Signed on the first free end page in fountain pen by Lyndon B. Johnson. In fine condition, with toning, creasing, and short edge tears, only to the dust jacket.

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Early signed book: Statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin, Erected in Statuary Hall of the Capitol Building at Washington. First edition. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1905. Hardcover, 7 x 10.5, 143 pages. Signed and inscribed on the front pastedown in fountain pen, "To B. J. Hanacik, from his congressman, Lyndon B. Johnson, April 10, 1938." Autographic condition: fine, with s…

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Original vintage glossy 8 x 8.5 AP wirephoto of President John F. Kennedy campaigning in Pennsylvania during the 1960 election, showing supporters amongst the vast crowd of 8,000 holding up letter-signs that spell "Kennedy for President." Reverse is stamp-dated September 29, 1960, and bears an Associated Press credit stamp and affixed newspaper caption. A small arrow sticker indicates Kennedy'…

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Original vintage glossy 10 x 5 AP wirephoto of President John F. Kennedy seated in his famous rocking chair during his December 1962 Oval Office TV interview. Reverse bears an affixed newspaper clipping with stamped date [indiscernible]. In fine condition, with trimmed edges and some light rippling. In a television/radio special called 'After Two Years: A Conversation with the President,'…

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Handsome engraving of President Lincoln in a bust-length pose, entitled “Abraham Lincoln, The Nation’s Martyr, Assassinated April 14th, 1865,” 11.5 x 13.5, published by Currier & Ives of New York. Displayed in its period frame to a slightly larger size. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light toning and staining.

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Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13 x 9.75, November 27, 1820. President Monroe grants to "John Sullivan, Brother…of Daniel Sullivan, dec'd, late a private in Flemmings Company third Regiment of Infantry, a certain Tract of Land, containing One hundred and Sixty acres…in the Tract appropriated…for Military Bounties in the Territory of Arkansas/formerly Missouri." Signed at the…

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ALS as first lady, signed “Pat & Co.,” one page, 6.25 x 9.5, White House letterhead, no date. Letter to Rex Scouten, in part: "From the photographs you can see how much the pandas enjoyed the Christmas wreaths which you ‘fashioned.’ To their heartfelt gratitude, I add mine! All of us thank you for the peanut brittle treat at Christmas also ‘fashioned’ by yo…

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TLS as president, signed “RN,” one page, 6.75 x 10.25, White House letterhead, August 16, 1969. Letter written from "The Western White House, San Clemente," to Assistant Secretary of Labor Arnold Weber, in part: "No one is better aware than you of the substantial changes we have made in the last six months in the Government's manpower programs. And no one deserves greater credit f…

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Signed book: Real Peace: A Strategy for the West. First edition, first printing. NY: Privately printed, 1983. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 106 pages. Boldly signed on the first free end page in black felt tip by Richard Nixon. In very good to fine condition, with a few noticeable creases and small edge tears to the jacket.

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Signed book: In the Arena. First edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 384 pages. Signed on the title page in felt tip, "Richard Nixon, 2-2-93." In fine condition.

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Signed book: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. First edition. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978. Clothbound hardcover with slipcase, 7.25 x 10, 1120 pages. Signed on the colophon in black felt tip by Richard Nixon. In fine condition, with sunning to spine and edges of the slipcase.

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Pair of souvenir gold-tone cufflinks from Richard Nixon's 1973 Inaugural Ball, each measuring 1″ across the face, featuring an image of the US Capitol above a "Nixon - Agnew" banner, encircled by a blue enamel ring: "Inauguration of President and Vice President." Includes the original box, stamped in silver with the same emblem and "Inaugural Ball, 1973." In fine condition, with partial…

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Signed book: A Promised Land. Deluxe first edition. NY: Crown, 2020. Clothbound hardcover with slipcase, 6.75 x 9.75, 751 pages. Signed on an opening page in black felt tip by Barack Obama. In very fine condition. Includes the original shipping box.

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Felt tip signature, "Barack Obama," on a 5.75 x 8.25 page, on which a copy of his 'Certificate of Live Birth' has been printed. In very fine condition. In 2011, President Obama released this 'long form' version of his Hawaii birth certificate in response to growing assertions that he was not a natural-born US citizen.

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ALS as president, one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, September 17, 1856. Handwritten letter from Washington, ostensibly to his private White House secretary Sidney Webster, in full: "I received your telegraphic dispatch at 5 o'clock this evening. A letter from me and two letters in an envelope directed by Mr. Snow were already on their way to Newport, agreeably to the request of your letter re…

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Program for a 1977-78 lecture series at Towson State University, 5.5 x 8.5, signed on the reverse in black ballpoint by Ronald Reagan. In fine condition, with some light toning and handling wear.

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Vintage ballpoint signatures and inscriptions, "Good Luck Joe, Ronald Reagan" and "To Joe, Best Wishes, Nancy Davis,” on an off-white 4 x 3 cards removed from a spiral-bound California photo album. Actor James Mason also hastily signs below Reagan's signature. In fine condition.

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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Reagans with their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Rex, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, "To Joachim Radizk, Best Wishes, Nancy &" and "Ronald Reagan.” In very good condition, with a vertical crease/wrinkle passing through Nancy's image and Ronald's last name, and a few surface creases to the dog's face.

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Signed book: An American Life. First edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 748 pages. Signed on an opening page in blue ballpoint, "Ronald Reagan" and "Nancy Reagan." In fine condition.

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Program from the 'Goldwater-Miller Ninth Inning Rally' held in Los Angeles on October 30, 1964, 8.5 x 11, signed and inscribed in ballpoint on an insert stapled inside the front cover, "To May Lou & Ed, Ronald Reagan" and "Nancy Reagan." In fine condition, with light handling wear, and the interior pages loose but present.

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White House card, 4.25 x 2.75, signed neatly in ink by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original White House mailing envelope postmarked January 28, 1935.

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Fountain pen signature as chief justice, "Wm. H. Taft,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2.5 card. In fine condition. Reverse of card is dated to April 3, 1929.

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Early TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” three pages, 8 x 10, Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General letterhead, February 2, 1892. Letter to Howard Hollister, regarding efforts to replace a political rival in Cincinnati. In part: "Markbreit finally showed his colors by stating that he could having nothing to do with any movement looking to the removal of Zumstein…[Senator John]…

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Matte-finish 14 x 11 photo of Truman speaking at a Fleet Reserve Association event, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Mike Velky, kindest regards from Harry S. Truman, 3-3-65." In fine condition, with light overall rippling and slightly trimmed edges.

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City Bank of Kansas City check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Harry S. Truman, payable to Ray Bengert for $5, June 29, 1925. In fine condition.

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Boldly signed ALS as governor of Massachusetts, one page, 7.25 x 8.75, April 10, 1788. Handwritten letter to physician Cotton Tufts, in full: "The Inclos'd Vote will inform you of your Appointment upon a Committee to enquire into the State of the College, in consequence of which I am to request your Attendance on Tuesday next 10 o'clock at the College. I have the honour to be with sentime…

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Remarkable Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, signed “John Adams" and "John Hancock,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 12, December 19, 1771. An indenture between Hancock and Benjamin Cudworth, a deputy sheriff in Boston. Hancock had obtained judgment against fellow merchant Henry Atkins for over 198 pounds, and Atkins's ship, the "Schooner Adventure," had been seized and sold at a…

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