Historic Autographs, Americana, and Civil War Era Documents in Upcoming Early American History EventFeb 27, 2021 12:00 EST
Free Black American soldiers enrolled in the army alongside white soldiers for the first time in U.S. history during the Revolutionary War. Soldiers from many different backgrounds fought against the British colonizers. Leading the upcoming Early American History Auctions sale is a Continental Army muster roll from around 1779. It catalogs the Black soldiers who fought at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War.
This auction focuses on Black history, historic documents, and weapons. An American Philosophical Society certificate signed by Thomas Jefferson and David Rittenhouse is among the key lots. Jefferson was the third president of the United States and the lead author of the Declaration of Independence. David Rittenhouse was the president of the American Philosophical Society after Benjamin Franklin. He was also an astronomer, mathematician, clockmaker, and the first director of the United States Mint. The sale also includes historic firearms, sketches, cutlery, and more. View the entire catalog and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (13), Collectibles (302), Books, Manuscripts & Archives (275), Firearms & Militaria (22)
# of Lots:318
Price Range:$100 - $16,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Black Soldier, Cato Gray Listed Valley Forge Period Continental Army Muster, Roll|| Estimate: |
|1792 Thomas Jefferson And David Rittenhouse Signed Document|| Estimate: |
|Exceptional Cased Percussion Belt Pistol Pair By Richardson, Cork, C. 1835-1845|| Estimate: |
|1861 Civil War Letter: Uncle Sam Gives Black Man As Secession The Boot Sketch!|| Estimate: |
|C1852 Uncle Toms Cabin; Eva Dressing Uncle Tom Legends Creamware Child Plate|| Estimate: |