Lot #18
Martin Van Buren Document Signed as President

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Estimate: $500+


Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 10.75 x 14.5, May 18, 1840. Scalloped-top ship's pass issued to the "Schooner Benjamin DeWolf of Newport, Wm. H. Smyley master or commander…To Pass with her Company Passengers Goods and Merchandize without any hinderance seisure or molestation." Signed at the conclusion by President Van Buren and countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsyth." Handsomely archivally mounted, matted, and framed under Tru-Vue UV Glass to an overall size of 15.75 x 19.75. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. In very good to fine condition, with small stains, minor loss along the vertical fold, and three cancellation holes affecting the signatures.

From The Michael Allen Collection.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021

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