Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
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DoneSun, Oct 12, 2003 11:00 AM EDT
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA


The October 11th Auction, consists of 1,537 lots of Autographs, Coins, Currency, Civil War material, Prints, Maps, and other Authentic, Historic Americana. AUTOGRAPHS: Highlights of the Autograph section include a copy of the Declaration of Independence printed by Peter Force on rice paper (Est. $20,000-$30,000). CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE: A virtually complete set of George Catlin's "NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO" (Est. $15,000-$30,000). CIVIL WAR: A July 2/4, 1863 Edition of the Vicksburg "The Daily Citizen" printed on Wallpaper (Est. $3,500-$4,500). LINCOLN-RELATED: Billed as the “Holy Grail” of Lincoln Campaign Badges, an 1860 Lincoln Ambrotype by George Clark, Jr. & Co. of Boston, MA is estimated at $8,000-$10,000. BLACK HISTORY: A bound series of British Anti-Slavery pamphlets from 1749-1798, including a detailed 18th-century engraving of slave ship layout (Est. $4,000-$6,000). PAINTINGS: A rare mourning miniature on ivory of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette is estimated at $4,000-$6,000. PRINTS: 3 Rembrandt prints will be offered, including his “Jesus als Knabe unter den Schriftgelehrten” (Est. $4,000-$5,000). TEXTILES: The highlight of this short section is a rare 1790 Washington-Franklin "Apotheosis" textile (Est. $3,250-$3,750). COLONIAL COINAGE: A large planchet 1652 Massachusetts "Pine Tree” Shilling (Noe 1), PCGS graded About Uncirculated-55 (Est. $9,000-$12,000). INDIAN PEACE MEDALS: A bronze example of the extremely rare 1881 Chester Arthur Indian Peace Medal is expected to bring between $4,000 and $6,000. UNITED STATES COINAGE: A Gem Proof 1866 Seated Liberty Dollar (SEGS graded Proof-65, toned) (Est. $4,250-$4,750). WESTERN AMERICANA: A beautifully carved “TEXICANS UNITE” Horn (circa 1874) is estimated at $3,500-$5,500. MAPS: A 1595 Double-Hemisphere Map of the World (“ORBIS TERRAE COMPENDIOSA DESRIPTIO,” by Rumold Mercator) (Est. $5,500-$7,500).