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UPLAND, CA, United States
DoneSat, Aug 23, 2003 1:00 PM GMT

Signature House Auction XXII

Signature House offers over 1100 lots in all categories. Presidents include an endorsement by George Washington on early Potowmac Company document; an important ALS by John Adams; a rare signed presidential engraving of John Quincy Adams; the signed Will of Franklin Roosevelt together with related documents in his hand; and autographs of Presidents Jefferson, Jackson, Kennedy, etc.

Also an assortment of antiquities from the Holy Land; a Papal Order of St. Gregory medal; and a book signed by Aimee Semple McPherson.

Colonial and Americana feature a rare 17th century Indian Deed encompassing land later called Hyde Park and the Roosevelt estate; and an extremely rare leaf from one of the very first original printings by Benjamin Franklin. Plus Custer Battlefield relics and autographs by Frank James; and Pat Garrett.

American Finance features Confederate bonds, obsolete currency and stock certificates signed by Charles Dow, Henry Wells & William Fargo.

In Civil War is a rare West Point diploma signed by Robert E. Lee as superintendent; a war-date endorsement by Stonewall Jackson; DS by John Hunt Morgan; and a Georgia presentation flag. Plus a rare signed CDV by General Custer.

Lieutenant General Patton’s swagger stick and “Bull” Halsey’s naval flyer’s wings highlight our Military section.

There are aviation pioneers such as Lindbergh and astronauts. Scientists include Einstein and Edison.

We have English monarchs, Churchill, Franz Josef; Catherine the Great and Rasputin. Also Picasso and Disney; Tchaikovsky and Victor Herbert.

Literature features an autograph 1884 Devinne Press edition of Samuel Pepys’ diary, plus a DS by Ayn Rand.

Entertainment offers a variety of vintage and contemporary stars including Marilyn Monroe and an uncommon ISP of young John Wayne signing as “Duke,” plus the entire “Lucy” cast; Sinatra, Presley, and John Lennon.

We have a baseball signed by Ruth and Gehrig; boxers Jack Johnson and Marcel Cerdan; golfers Bobby Jones and Tiger Woods. And much more.