DoneSat, Dec 11, 2004 9:00 AM EST
UPLAND, CA, USA
Auction XXVI - Autographs & Memorabilia
Signature House welcomes you to our 26th catalog offering of over 885 lots featuring a wide selection of autographs, documents, and related collectibles in all categories. Our popular Presidents category is highlighted by the much sought after Society of Cincinnati certificate signed by George Washington; an ALS by Thomas Jefferson; also an autograph letter signed by Abraham Lincoln as President and two signed receipt statements in his holograph as a young attorney. We have Signers of the Declaration of Independence, including Benjamin Franklin; autograph letters signed by Annie Oakley and Pat Garrett plus an archive from the famed Ames Manufacturing Co. with business letters penned by founders Nathan and James Ames. Civil War features an early check signed twice by Robert E. Lee and a signature from his report on the Second Battle of Manassas plus a rare signed cabinet photo of Jefferson Davis. Also featured is an identified uniform coat belonging to an officer of The Ancient and Honorable Artillery of Massachusetts and an archive from the War of 1812. We offer a touching wartime letter penned by Dwight Eisenhower to his wife Mamie remembering their 26th wedding anniversary. Plus personal narratives penned by participants in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing missions. A document signed by James I and a signed photograph of Winston Churchill are included with a host of other royalty and heads of state. Famed jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. signs a rare document as Captain in the Union Army. We have Edison discussing his concrete houses; artists such as John Singleton Copley and Whistler; authors Hemingway, D. H. Lawrence and Kate Greenaway; plus an intimate photo signed by Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan Macy. Business leaders include Henry Ford, Alva Roebuck & John D. Rockefeller. Entertainment features favorite Wizard of Oz characters and Sports has highly desirable trading cards. All this and much more!