Tag Archive for: Abraham Lincoln

George Washington’s boldly signed March 1775 free frank to Rhode Island Governor Nicholas Cooke, est. $12,000-$14,000

Washington, Lincoln, Einstein and more gather at University Archives, June 22

 

George Washington’s boldly signed March 1775 free frank to Rhode Island Governor Nicholas Cooke, est. $12,000-$14,000

George Washington’s March 1775 free frank to Rhode Island Governor Nicholas Cooke, est. $12,000-$14,000

WILTON, Conn. – Extensive and historically significant archives pertaining to Civil War generals (one for the Union, one for the Confederacy), a George Washington-signed free frank document from March 1775, a typed letter signed by Albert Einstein concerning God and science and pertaining to one of his most famous quotes, and Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics for The Times They Are A-Changin’ are just a few of the highlights in University Archives’ next online-only auction, slated for Wednesday, June 22. The Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books auction, beginning at 10:30 am Eastern time, features 481 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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197-page book manuscript handwritten entirely by Israeli military commander and statesman Moshe Dayan, for his subsequent book Vietnam Diary, est. $60,000-$80,000

Moshe Dayan manuscript could triumph at University Archives, March 30

197-page book manuscript handwritten entirely by Israeli military commander and statesman Moshe Dayan, for his subsequent book Vietnam Diary, est. $60,000-$80,000

197-page manuscript handwritten entirely by Israeli military commander and statesman Moshe Dayan for his subsequent book Vietnam Diary, est. $60,000-$80,000

WILTON, Conn. – A 197-page book manuscript written entirely in the hand of Israeli military commander and statesman Moshe Dayan, two items pertaining to Albert Einstein (a photograph and a manuscript), and a document boldly signed by John Adams in 1801 are just a few of the expected highlights in University Archives’ online-only Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Photographs & Books auction planned for Wednesday, March 30, starting at 10:30 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Witness to history: Confederate gavel Lincoln discussed on night of assassination

Historic gavel used in the Congress of the Confederate States of America, retrieved from Richmond in April 1865 by Senator Charles Sumner. Before departing for Ford’s Theatre on the night of his assassination, Abraham Lincoln mentioned the gavel and how it was acquired to White House visitors, Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax and Massachusetts Congressman George Ashmun. Lot includes original copy of April 17, 1865 edition of the Boston Daily Evening Traveller and an 1867 book, Six Months At The White House, both of which make reference to the gavel. Estimate $5,000-$10,000

DENVER, Pa. – April 15, 1865 is a date that will forever be associated with the assassination of America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. While volumes have been written about shooter John Wilkes Booth’s cowardly act, and the valiant fight to save Lincoln’s life, not as much is commonly known about the hours leading up to the president’s fateful visit to Ford’s Theatre.

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Morphy’s offers 4 centuries of rare firearms & militaria, March 15-17

Lot of two consecutively serial-numbered Winslow Arms Co. (Osprey, Fla.) Crown Grade bolt-action rifles in production between 1962-1983. Very ornately carved and inlaid with images of striding and trotting deer, respectively. Each fitted with Bausch & Lomb Balvar 2.5-8x scope. Lot estimate $7,000-$10,000

DENVER, Pa. – Nearly 1,200 lots of rare and high-quality firearms and militaria, including edged weapons and World War II/Third Reich relics, will cross the auction block at Morphy’s, March 15-17. The expertly curated three-day event offers extraordinary variety and buying options, with a huge list of highlights that incorporates flintlock, drilling/combination and percussion revolvers and rifles; plus bolt-, lever- and slide-action rifles. Other spotlight categories are: semiautomatic pistols and rifles; over-under and side-by-side shotguns; prop guns, modern handguns, Civil War swords, cannons, armor; and hard-to-find ammunition, some still packaged in the original factory boxes. Bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

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Dalshire Int’l to launch monthly memorabilia auction series, March 2

Harry Houdini wigned and worn stunt strait jacket

CARROLTON, Texas – Quickly establishing itself as top-rated auction house on LiveAuctioneers, Dalshire International is proud to introduce a next-level suite of listings with its Monthly Platinum Memorabilia Event Auction series starting March 2, 2022. 
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Stephen Turner holds a Book of Hours offered in a January 2022 auction that realized $14,000 plus the buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of Turner Auctions + Appraisals.

To Stephen Turner, variety is the spice of auctions

 Stephen Turner holds a Book of Hours offered in a January 2022 auction that realized $14,000 plus the buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of Turner Auctions + Appraisals.


Stephen Turner holds a Book of Hours offered in a January 2022 auction that realized $14,000 plus the buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of Turner Auctions + Appraisals.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Stephen Turner, founder of Turner Auctions + Appraisals, hails from Canada and spent the early years of his career in the auction business working as an appraiser and specialist with auction houses in Vancouver and Victoria. After relocating to San Francisco in 1991, he worked for Butterfield & Butterfield, one of the country’s oldest auction houses, before and after it was acquired by eBay and then Bonhams. In 2004, Turner opened an auction and appraisal consulting firm, and, seven years ago, the company began hosting online-only auctions. His namesake firm specializes in fine arts, decorative arts, Asian and Southwest arts, toys, photography and prints, jewelry, militaria and books and manuscripts. Here is our recent conversation with Stephen Turner.

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Skinner offers Saint-Gaudens bronze of Standing Lincoln, Jan. 28

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, ‘Abraham Lincoln: The Man (Standing Lincoln),’ est. $700,000-$900,000. Image courtesy of Skinner

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, ‘Abraham Lincoln: The Man (Standing Lincoln),’ est. $700,000-$900,000. Courtesy of Skinner

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Skinner Auctioneers is hosting an auction on January 28 of American Works of Art, featuring a highly valuable Abraham Lincoln sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848-1907), considered the most prominent and celebrated sculptor of his time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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1860 Pony Express envelope to Lincoln heads to auction Jan. 26

Pony Express envelope addressed to Abraham Lincoln, sent from San Francisco, and postmarked Aug. 18, 1860. Image courtesy of H.R. Harmer Fine Stamp Auctions

NEW YORK – On January 26, a philatelic auction gallery in New York will be offering the sixth installment of 10 featuring the “Erivan” Collection of United and Confederate States Postal History. This particular installment is distinguished by its inclusion of a Pony Express envelope addressed to Abraham Lincoln.

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Morphy’s Dec. 14-17 Firearms/Militaria auction led by Civil War swords, USS Arizona lifebuoy

USS Arizona BB39 lifebuoy, or life ring, recovered during Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese military’s attack on Pearl Harbor by a Hawaiian contract mechanic, Ernest K. Morita, who was nearby during the attack, transported the wounded to Fort Shafter Hospital, and personally retrieved the lifebuoy. It has remained in the Morita family ever since. Previously unknown to the militaria hobby and fresh to the market. Estimate $30,000-$50,000

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions has gone above and beyond all expectations in preparing an incomparable selection of firearms, militaria and highly important American historical objects for its December 14-17 auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available on all four days through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hake’s auctions Capt. America shield for $259,540, closes 2021 at $10M+

Captain America ‘hero-prop’ shield created by Marvel Studios senior prop master Russell Bobbitt and used by Chris Evans for close-up shots in the 2019 film ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Near-pristine condition. Sold for $259,540, the highest price ever paid at auction for a Marvel movie prop

YORK, Pa. – A Captain America “hero-prop” shield screen-used by Chris Evans in Marvel Studios 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame sold for a heart-stopping $259,540 at Hake’s Auctions on November 3. The marquee item in a Nov. 2-3 online auction of premier entertainment and historical memorabilia, the star-emblazoned shield opened at $20,000 and attracted 17 bids before selling to its new owner, Wilmot “Wil” Creasy. A commercial analyst with Creasy Group, a Western Australia business focused on mining and metals exploration and investment, Creasy now adds iconic aluminum to his burgeoning pop-culture portfolio, which reportedly also includes extremely rare Pokémon cards [Instagram: Pokewizard96].

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