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Tag: George Washington

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    George Washington’s Autograph Letter Signed Manuscript & Jorge González Camarena’s Painting Highlight Simpson Galleries Auction

    A letter signed by George Washington is one of the key highlights of the upcoming Fine Art & Antiques auction, presented by Simpson Galleries. Washington signed the letter while serving as Commander-in-Chief of the continental army at New Windsor. It was likely handwritten by Washington’s aide-de-camp, Tench Tilghman. The manuscript…

    GEORGE WASHINGTON (1732-1799) AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY AT NEW WINDSOR, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED MANUSCRIPT TO CAPT. BUCHANAN AT WE
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    Jane Austen Leads Fine Books & Manuscripts at Swann

    Americana captivates buyers with autographs by Washington, Hamilton & Hancock delivering top prices Featuring Major Works by Jane Austen & Charles Dickens, Autographs & Manuscript Items from John Hancock, Igor Stravinsky & more FINE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS Sale 2551; November 17, 2020 Sale total: $675,481 Estimates for sale as a whole:…

    Jane Austen Leads Fine Books & Manuscripts at Swann
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    Items signed by Washington, Napoleon, Marilyn Monroe, many others are in University Archives' online auction, Nov. 11th

    The full catalog, showing all 289 lots, is up for bidding and viewing now, at the newly revamped University Archives website (www.UniversityArchives.com). Black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe signed and inscribed “to Joe” (possibly Joe DiMaggio), unusually large at 11 inches by 14 inches (est. $20,000-$25,000). WESTPORT, CT, UNITED…

    Items signed by Washington, Napoleon, Marilyn Monroe, many others are in University Archives online auction, Nov. 11th
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    Timepieces

    Marquis de Lafayette was an important figure in the American Revolutionary War. The French aristocrat served alongside George Washington in several battles. The two became such good friends that Lafayette named his only son after America’s first president. The upcoming auction of timepieces, presented by Hindman, offers a Jacquemart automation…

    Harry Winston, 18k White Gold And Diamond Avenue Classic Wristwatch
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    1819 Copy of Declaration of Independence Leads Heritage’s $1.1 Million-plus Americana Auction

    Clyde Barrow’s tackle box, FDR wheelchair among treasures to soar past estimates Declaration of Independence: John Binns Version Published in 1819. DALLAS, Texas (September 18, 2020) – A copy of the Declaration of Independence that was published by The Democratic Press publisher John Binns and a daguerreotype of one of the partners whose…

    1819 Copy of Declaration of Independence Leads Heritages $1.1 Million-plus Americana Auction
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    Soulis announces Sept. 19 no-reserve auction of exceptional 30-year Jerry and Cathy Mueller Americana collection

    Featured: 65 weathervanes, painted American furniture and accessories, figural trade signs, patriotic antiques LONE JACK, Mo. – A premier collection of Americana amassed over a 30-year period by Jerry and Cathy Mueller of Sioux City, Iowa, will be offered without reserve on Saturday, September 19 in an outdoor country-style live…

    Soulis announces Sept. 19 no-reserve auction7
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    Printed & Manuscript Americana at Swann September 24

    “Unfinished Portrait” of Franklin D. Roosevelt Leads Sale Elizabeth Shoumatoff, “Unfinished Portrait” of Franklin D. Roosevelt, three watercolor studies, 1945. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000. New York—Printed & Manuscript Americana is set to come across the block at Swann Galleries on Thursday, September 24. Covering a period of nearly five centuries and two continents, this…

    Printed & Manuscript Americana at Swann September 24
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    CEO's historic $10 million silver dollar in Vegas auction

    Believed by experts to be the first silver dollar ever made by U.S. Mint in 1794. LAS VEGAS, NV.- A Las Vegas, Nevada resident who owns the most valuable rare coin ever purchased at auction now is selling his prized possession, a superb condition silver dollar made in 1794 and believed…

    CEOs historic $10 million silver dollar in Vegas auction
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    Firearms, Militaria, & Ephemera

    18th-century powder horns served as both utilitarian items and canvases for art and political dissent. One of the leading American powder horn carvers of the time was Jacob Gay, a craftsman who signed many of his pieces with his initials. A powder horn from 1758 attributed to Gay will be…

    William M. Boss Tweed, signed portrait
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    Fine Books and Manuscripts including Property from the Eric C. Caren Collection

    Originally published in The Strand Magazine in 1893, The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter is one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story was written to introduce Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's older and smarter brother in the series. Doyle would later place it on a…

    RINEHART, FRANK A. - A Little Chief, Arapahoes. No. 799 — Afraid of Eagle (Sioux). No. 766 — White Buffalo, Cheynees. No. 785. Omaha, Nebraska, 1898
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    10-generation archive of Philadelphia's prominent Hopkinson family to be auctioned June 23

    Rembrandt Peale (American, 1778-1860), portraits of Richard Colgate Dale Jr (1810-1876) and Elizabeth Woodruff Dale, oils-on-canvas, signed ‘Rembrandt Peale 1857,’ each 30¾ x 25in (sight), exhibition labels from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, carved and gilded frames. Hopkinson Family Archive. Estimate $10,000-$20,000. CHADDS FORD, PA.- Philadelphia, America’s first capital and home…

    10-generation archive of Philadelphia's prominent Hopkinson family to be auctioned June 23
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    Founders & Patriots

    The upcoming Founders & Patriots auction, presented by Morphy Auctions, offers a variety of arms, militaria, documents, and other items from the era of the American Revolutionary War as well as the War of 1812. Included in the sale is a historic silver-mounted tomahawk. The piece was presented as part…

    HISTORY OF DEWEES PENNSYLVANIA LINE DRUMMER BOY AND PENNSYLVANIA IN THE REVOLUTION
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    Signed Presidential Letters Lift Heritage Historical Manuscripts Auction Above $1.1 Million

    Kennedy campaign notes draw $25K DALLAS, Texas (April 24, 2020) – A collection of John F. Kennedy’s personal campaign notes and a selection of letters signed by assorted U.S. presidents led the total result for Heritage Auctions’ Historical Manuscripts Auction to $1,164,278 April 22 in Dallas, Texas. John F. Kennedy Uncensored Campaign…

    Benjamin Franklin Pay Document Signed Heritage Auctions
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    Rare Books, Autographs & Maps featuring the Mary K. Young Collection

    The Rare Books, Autographs, & Maps Auction, offered by Doyle, will feature various Americana documents, including a letter from President George Washington written in the final days of his administration. In the letter, he details some preparations for his return to Mount Vernon. Also of interest in the sale is…

    Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
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    Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction

    Heritage Auctions presents a selection of historical manuscripts and documents in their upcoming sale. One highlight is a letter that Albert Einstein sent to his friend Michele Besso. The two-page letter, accompanied by a four-page reply from Besso, includes the original envelope. An engineer and colleague, Besso was a close…

    Thomas Sweeny Signed Carte de Visite.
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    Country Americana

    Canton porcelain has been exported to the West since the 1600s. Toward the end of the 18th century, Canton porcelain decorated the homes of many wealthy Americans. The blue and white pieces are known to have decorated the tables of Martha and George Washington. The upcoming Country Americana Auction, presented…

    Country Americana
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    Know Before You Bid: Fiestaware And Strawser's Fiesta Auction

    Fiestaware available in Strawser’s upcoming Fiesta Auction. Photo by Strawser Auction Group. Collectors have strong feelings about Fiestaware. "It's the Madonna of dinnerware," one style magazine wrote. At least one fan even painted their kitchen cobalt blue to match their dining set. Three times a year, those passionate about this…

    Fiestaware available in Strawser’s upcoming Fiesta Auction. Photo by Strawser Auction Group.
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    Items signed by Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Ruth And Gehrig Are In Iconic Auctions' Online Sale

    Kobe Bryant signed and inscribed 1992 middle school yearbook with a reference to the Los Angeles Lakers, the team he would play for just four years later (minimum bid: $2,500). SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A Kobe Bryant signed and inscribed 1992 middle school yearbook with a reference to the Los Angeles…

    Kobe Bryant signed and inscribed 1992 middle school yearbook with a reference to the Los Angeles Lakers,
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    Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas

    Among the most noted events in American Wild West history was the “OK Corral” shootout in Arizona, which resulted from a dispute between rogue cowboys and several law enforcement officers. After the shootout, Wyatt Earp borrowed a shotgun from Fred Dodge and used it to kill "Curly Bill" Brocius. The…

    Miniature portrait of George Washington by William Birch
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    Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

    On the evening of July 6, 1776, the text of the Declaration of Independence was announced to justify the United States’ freedom from Great Britain. The first member of the Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence was John Hancock. Due in part to his influence in the movement…

    Baseball signed by Babe Ruth and others involved in the film The Pride of the Yankees