DoneSun, Apr 18, 2004 11:00 AM EDT
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA
This auction has a wide variety of material in 64 different categories including Autographs, Coins, Currency, Americana & Maps with over $1,000,000 in total value. The following are highlights: AUTOGRAPHS: Manuscript Letter in which John Adams writes to Commodore William Bainbridge about a naval accident (Est. $10,000-$15,000); Autograph Letter signed by Lewis Addison Armistead, the Confederate General killed at Gettysburg (Est. $20,000-$40,000); 1816 Manuscript Song Book that contains the Star-Spangled Banner (Est. $8,000-$16,000); Autograph Letter Signed by Lord Stirling discussing the importance of taking Havana (Est. $6,000-$8,000); Autograph Letter Signed by George Washington, writing to his fellow Virginian officers about establishing a peacetime military in the year before his death (Est. $28,00-$36,000). DOCUMENTS: 1776 Archive of six letters relating to the British Occupation of Boston (Est. $6,000-$8,000). WASHINGTON-RELATED: Magnificent December 1799 black-bordered, mourning edition of the New Jersey Journal newspaper announcing the Death of George Washington (Est. $5,500-$7,500). LINCOLN-RELATED: 1860 Ambrotype of Abraham Lincoln by George Clark, considered to be the Holy Grail of Lincoln Campaign Badges (Est. $8,000-$10,000). PAINTINGS: Original Civil War-era watercolor painting: of “...THE KEARSARGE & THE ALABAMA (Est. $12,000-$16,000). COLONIAL CURRENCY: Extraordinary December 10, 1781 (hand-written date) Massachusetts Treasurer’s Certificate for $16 in “Spanish Milled Dollars (Est. $7,500-8,500). COLONIAL COINS: Large Planchet Pine Tree Shilling Noe 1, PCGS Graded About Uncirculated-55 (Est. $10,000-$12,000). MEDALS: Two 1906 Gold Medals Commemorating the Visit of Secretary of State Elihu Root to Brazil and Peru (Est. $8,000-$12,000). U.S. COINS: Impressive 1803 Turban Head $10 Gold Eagle in Extremely Fine-45 (Est. $8,000-$10,000). FOSSILS AND RELATED: Museum-quality 20" Psittacosaurus Skeleton, nearly complete, in a natural stone base (Est. $10,000-$20,000).