Lot #270
Elbridge Gerry Signature

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Estimate: $400+


Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts (1744-1814) who later served as vice president under James Madison. His name entered the language as a result of his support of politically advantageous redistricting, which became known as 'gerrymandering.' Ink signature, "E. Gerry," with an elaborate paraph on an off-white 2.75 x 2.72 slip, clipped from a larger document. In fine condition, with mild overall toning, and light show-through from a small piece of tape on the back. In his 1995 reference History Comes to Life, Kenneth Rendell places Gerry's autograph material into the 'rare' category among the Signers.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021

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