The Historic Autographs, Currency, and Gun auction, offered by Early American History Auctions, brings together documents from American figures such as President Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, as well as weaponry with historical significance.
The lot with the highest estimated value is a signed personal check from Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln signed the check-in 1857, four years before his presidency. The check is taken from his account with Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company. Lincoln had an account with the company, who are now a part of JPMorgan Chase, from 1853 until his assassination.
Another lot with ties to the American Civil War is a letter from Provisional Confederate President Jefferson Davis. When the South succeeded from the United States, Davis served as its president throughout its entire independence. In the letter, Davis informs someone on the latest regarding William L. Yancey. Davis previously sent Yancey to Europe to secure European recognition of the Confederacy as its own country. In this letter and other correspondences, Jefferson Davis signs his name “Jeffn Davis”.
Those interested in historic weapons should also consider a Revolutionary War-era British fusil. Early American History Auctions notes that fusils like this were made specifically for officers. Those looking for a more affordable historical gun should also consider a flintlock service pistol from the Napoleonic Wars. The lot’s condition report notes that the pistol is in good working order. You can view each lot and register to bid online on Bidsquare
# of Lots:325
Price Range:$100 - $12,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|1857 Rare ABRAHAM LINCOLN Signed Personal Check|| Estimate: |
|1861 Provisional Confederate President JEFFERSON DAVIS Autograph Letter Signed|| Estimate: |
|1857 MORMONS, Mountain Meadows Massacre Firsthand Interview|| Estimate: |
|1779-Dated Revolutionary War British Military Brown Bess Officer's WILSON Fusil|| Estimate: |
|French Napoleonic Wars Military Pattern YEAR 9 Flintlock Service Pistol|| Estimate: |