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DoneTue, Jun 23, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
Chadds Ford , PA, USA

Francis Hopkinson Family Americana Collection

Bunch Auctions is excited to bring to the Americana market a treasure trove of historical documents, artifacts, books, and ephemera from the family of Francis Hopkinson, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. (From Wikipedia) "Francis Hopkinson, 1737-1791 was an author and composer. He designed Continental paper money, the first United States coin, and early versions of the American flag. He was also one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, as a delegate from New Jersey. He served in various roles in the early United States government including as a member of the Second Continental Congress and as a member of the Navy Board. He later became the first federal judge of the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania on September 30, 1789." DOCUMENTS: include 14 Signed Documents by Francis Hopkinson including a Revolutionary War Loan dated 1781 related to the Underground Railroad, and more. ARTIFACTS are highlighted by a lock of General George Washington's hair collected in 1798, "Cut by Mrs. Oliver Wolcott for Mrs. Jos. Hopkinson…" , Alexander Hamilton Hopkinson's US Navy Cocked Hat & Epaulettes. War of 1812 Third Artillery Volunteer Roster, Horstmann Civil War Flag marked "2 Army Corps 2 Div 3 Brig",and more JOSEPH BONAPARTE ARTIFACTS: lock of Joseph Bonaparte's hair collected in 1832, Joseph Bonaparte snuff box w/provenance, Charlotte Bonaparte (French, 1802-1839) Engraving, "Napoleonis Mater", Michel Delacorte, engraving of Napoleon, inscribed "Presented to Oliver P. Brown, by Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte", more. FINE ART: Rembrandt Peale, Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Dale, Ida Waugh (American, 1846 - 1919) portrait of Thomas Hopkinson, after the original 1746 painting by Robert Feke (1705 - 1750), Attr Henry Inman (American, 1801-1846) Portrait of William Swaim, John Henry Brown (American, PA, 1818 - 1891) portrait of Oliver Hopkinson, Attr Rauche, more….