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Civil War-dated ANS as president, signed “A. Lincoln,” penned on the reverse of a letter sent by Mary Alexander to Colonel William Hoffman, the Commissary-General of Prisoners, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, December 19, 1863. Lincoln's handwritten note to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, in full: "Will the Sec. of War please allow Charles Alexander named with…

Now At: $4,102 (16 bids)

Autograph document signed, "Logan & Lincoln," one page, 7.5 x 6, docketed January 19, 1841 on the reverse. Accomplished entirely in Lincoln's hand, the handwritten document reads: "Charles Thusman vs. William B. Taylor. Trespass on the Case, Damage $1000—The clerk of the Sangamon County Court will issue a summons in the above case, and also a subpoena on behalf of the plaintiff Will…

Now At: $3,076 (14 bids)

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 10, July 22, 1865. President Johnson appoints Richard H. Dana, Jr. as "Attorney of the United States for the District of Massachusetts." Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Johnson and countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. In fine condition, with multiple vert…

Now At: $770 (16 bids)

Exceptional Civil War-era 2.25 x 3.5 carte-de-visite photo of Grant in uniform, published by E. & H. T. Anthony from a photographic negative by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, neatly signed on the mount in ink, "U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A." In fine condition, with a trimmed top edge. President Lincoln commissioned Grant as lieutenant general and commander of all Union armies on March …

Now At: $2,600 (18 bids)

Unusual DS as president, one page both sides, 10.5 x 15.5, April 9, 1875. An official letter of state to the Constitutional President of the Government of Peru announcing the appointment of "Richard Gibbs, one of our distinguished citizens, to reside near the government of the Republic of Peru in the quality of as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America." …

Now At: $433 (7 bids)

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8.5 x 11, April 27, 1872. President Grant directs the Secretary of State to "affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of Henry S. Sickman." Signed at the conclusion by President U. S. Grant. In very good to fine condition, with some light creasing, and a faint stain to the lower blank area.

Now At: $525 (8 bids)

Free franked "House of Representatives" mailing envelope, 5.5 x 3, addressed in another hand to "Pres. B. A. Hinsdale, Hiram, Ohio," and franked in the upper right, "J. A. Garfield." In fine condition, with light soiling. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.

Now At: $357 (7 bids)

Civil War-dated ALS signed “C. A. Arthur, QM Gen'l,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, Quartermaster General's Department, State of New York letterhead, October 4, 1862. Handwritten letter to Brigadier General Thomas Hillhouse in Albany, in full: "I am informed by Lieut. E. J. Warner 5th Arty U.S.A. (Regulars) that Colonel Wainwright 1st N.Y. V. Art'y has made…

Now At: $326 (6 bids)

Partly-printed DS, signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 8 x 10, February 28, 1893. President Harrison authorizes and directs "the Secretary of State to cause the Seal of the United States to be affixed to four (4) envelopes containing my letters addressed as follow. 1. To Porfirio Diaz, on his re-election as President of Mexico. 2. " the Emperor of Germany on marriage of Prince Ferdinan…

Now At: $357 (6 bids)

TLS, one page, 8.5 x 10.75, Progressive National Committee letterhead, September 21, 1914. Letter to Henry E. Coonley, in full: "It seems to me that everything I have ever written and the things I am about to write exactly bear out the plank which Mr. Robins, I understand with your help, drew and had adopted in your Illinois platform; when the progressives declared in favor of the three-battle-sh…

Now At: $341 (6 bids)

Very desirable pair of ink and fountain pen signatures, "Theodore Roosevelt" and "Ronald Reagan," on an off-white 4.5 x 3.5 card bearing three affixed 3-cent National Capital Sesquicentennial stamps. In fine condition, with old mounting remnants on the back. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. A unique union of adored Republican Party presidents.

Now At: $1,367 (19 bids)

ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 7.5, June 30, 1891. At the end of his first year as a professor at Princeton, Wilson writes to a "dear friend," presumably his former minister in Middletown, Connecticut, where Wilson had previously been a professor of history at Wesleyan University. In part: "If you miss me in church, how much more do I miss you, do you suppose? You can take selected …

Now At: $242 (3 bids)

TLS, one page, 6 x 8.25, Princeton University letterhead, February 13, 1907. Letter to Frank Munsey, the editor of The Scrap Book, a magazine founded to republish interesting stories and articles previously published elsewhere. In full: "I should very much like to oblige you by complying with the request of your circular letter of February 11th, but it has always seemed to me impossible to give a…

Now At: $252 (3 bids)

Desirable pairing of photographs inscribed to one of Hoover's Secret Service agents: a vintage matte-finish 8.5 x 11.25 Bachrach portrait of Hoover, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "To Paul Hart, With Kind Regards of Herbert Hoover"; and a vintage matte-finish 7 x 10.5 Bachrach portrait of his wife, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "To Mr. Pa…

Now At: $267 (4 bids)

Rare and magnificent vintage matte-finish 20 x 16 photo of President Herbert Hoover and his cabinet seated on the White House lawn, signed in the lower border in fountain pen Herbert Hoover, Henry Stimson, Ogden L. Mills, Patrick Hurley, William Mitchell, Walter F. Brown, Charles F. Adams, Ray Lyman Wilbur, Arthur M. Hyde, Roy D. Chapin, William N. Doak, and Charles Curtis. In very good to fine c…

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

Desirable pairing of photographs inscribed to one of FDR's Secret Service agents: a vintage matte-finish 7 x 10.5 Harris & Ewing portrait of FDR, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen as president, "For Paul N. Hart from his friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nov. 3-1936"; and a vintage matte-finish 6 x 9 Underwood & Underwood portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, signed and i…

Now At: $525 (11 bids)

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 21 x 15, July 25, 1938. Colorful Shellback certificate issued to Secret Service agent Paul Hart, in part: "To all sailors wherever ye may be, and to all Mermaids, Whales, Sea Serpents, Porpoises, Sharks, Dolphins, Eels, Skates, Suckers, Crabs, Lobsters and all other Living Things of the Sea, Greetings. Know ye that on this 25th day of July 1938, in latitu…

Now At: $847 (12 bids)

TLS, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, September 19, 1938. Letter to Governor Frank Murphy of Michigan, in full: "Many, many thanks to you for that message you sent me about Jimmy. We are all very grateful for your kindly interest." In very good to fine condition, with old tape stains to the corner tips, and light toning from prior display. James Roosevelt was considered among his fathe…

Now At: $278 (4 bids)

Rare pair of badges from the collection of Secret Service agent Paul M. Hart, who worked as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's detail during his 1936 cruise to South America; the voyage culminated in the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace held at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Includes one badge with a golden Argentine 'Sol de Mayo' emblem backed by a light blue-and-white r…

Now At: $200 (1 bid)

Vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 9.25 Harris & Ewing portrait of Roosevelt seated at his desk in profile, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "For Lydia Robinson, from her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt.” In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, stains to the lower border, and silvering to the image.

Now At: $242 (3 bids)

Exceptional vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 8.25 photo of President Roosevelt sitting in the executive office of the White House by Hessler-Henderson photography, nicely signed in the lower border in fountain pen. Cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 18.75 x 17.75. In fine condition, with three punch holes along the top edge which could be matted out. Accompanied by a typescript detailing the…

Now At: $324 (6 bids)

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, March 12, 1948. Letter to the Reverend Samuel McCrea Cavert of The Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. In full: "May I acknowledge with gratitude your letter of March ninth with which was enclosed copy of the petition to Congress in support of the European Recovery Program which has been signed by more than seven hund…

Now At: $363 (3 bids)

Impressive vintage matte-finish 19 x 15 photo of Truman seated and reading at his desk, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Best wishes & kindest regards to Hon. Clifford Davis, from Harry S. Truman.” Framed to a slightly larger size. In fine condition. Clifford Davis was a Democratic Congressman from Tennessee (1897-1970), who served in said capacity for nearly 25 years. He was one…

Now At: $242 (2 bids)

Desirable matching number two-volume set of Ike's post-presidency autobiography: Mandate for Change: 1953-1956. First edition, limited issue, numbered 65/1500. NY: Doubleday, 1963. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.75, 650 pages. Signed and inscribed on the colophon in fountain pen, "For General Perrin H. Long, with best wishes from an old associate of his in the Mediterranean Theater of World War II, Dwig…

Now At: $1,253 (11 bids)