Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

Sale #3019 - Session Two - British and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 2479 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    James Monroe (1785-1831; 5th President 1817-25) bold "James Monroe" free frank on folded cover addressed in his hand to Dr. James W. Wallace, Warrenton, Virginia, additional "Aldie, Va." manuscript and matching "Free", vert. file fold through "a" of "James", Very Fine.rnMonroe, one of the most versatile of the founding fathers, served in the Revolutionary War and was wounded at the Battle of Trenton. He served in the Continental Congress and one of Virginia's first Senators (1790-94). Washington appointed him Minister to France but was recalled for privately opposing Jay's Treaty with England. He was then Governor of Virginia (1799-1802) until Jefferson asked him to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase with France. He was then appointed by Jefferson as the Minister to Great Britain followed by a stint as Madison's Secretary of State and Secretary of War. Monroe was elected President in 1816 and re-elected unopposed in 1820, Monroe presided over the "Era of Good Feelings", bought Florida from Spain, and signed the Missouri Compromise but the highlight of his administration was the Monroe Doctrine, which warned Europe not to interfere in the Western Hemisphere, and is still invoked in the present day. rnThe addressee, Dr James Wallace, was born in 1769 and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a surgeon in the 2nd Virginia regiment and the private physician of Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 425 USD
    Hammer price : 675 USD

    Lot# : 2480 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    John Quincy Adams (1767-1848, 6th US President 1825-29), bold manuscript free frank "J.Q. Adams" on folded letter sheet addressed in his infirm hand to Hon. Edward A. Newton Pittsfield, Mass., cover silked on interior, Extremely Fine.rnSon of 2nd President John Adams, he served as the Minister to the Netherlands, Prussia, Russia and Great Britain, negotiated the Treaty of Ghent which ended the War of 1812and served as Pres Monroe's Secretary of State during his entire term in office. Historians generally concur that he was one of the greatest diplomats and secretaries of state in American history. In 1824, he ran against Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay, and though Jackson received more votes, the election was thrown into the House of Representatives. There, House Speaker Clay swayed members to vote for Adams, who then appointed Clay Secretary of State. Following his defeat in 1828, he was elected to the House of Representatives from Massachusetts, where he served from 1831 until his death.rnThe addressee, Edward Newton, was a businessman born in Nova Scotia who worked in the Far East who, upon returning to Pittsfield, became active in the local religious scene. rn
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 325 USD
    Hammer price : 325 USD

    Lot# : 2481 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Millard Fillmore (1800-74; 13th President 1850-53), ms. "Free M. Fillmore" free frank on cover addressed in his hand to "Samuel Blake, Esq Boston Mass", Buffalo, N.Y. May 26 large double circle date stamp, straight line "Free" handstamp, flap torn, Very Fine and choice.rnFillmore served iin the House of Representatives from 1833-1835 and 1837-1843 and was Vice President under Zachary Taylor from 1849-50, ascending to the Presidency on July 9, 1850, following the death of President Taylor. He failed to get the Whig presidential nomination in 1852 and retired to his Buffalo home where he became active in civic activities including helping to establish the University of Buffalo.
    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2482 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Franklin Pierce (1804-69; 14th President 1853-57), blue ms "Free Fr. Pierce" free frank on folded letter sheet addressed in his hand to "Robert Appleton 69 Water St Boston Mass", red Concord, N.H. Aug 28 cds, cover light unobtrusive file fold, Extremely Fine. .rnPierce was a Congressman and Senator from New Hampshire before serving in the Mexican War. He was the Democrat's compromise candidate and not even suggested until the thirty fifth ballot. His administration was generally seen as ineffective and his policies hastened the process to Southern secession and eventual Civil War. ,
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 2483 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Franklin Pierce (1804-69; 14th President 1853-57), ms "Free Fr. Pierce" free frank (as US Senator) on folded letter sheet addressed in his hand to "Asa Fowler Esq Concord, N.H.", green Washington City, D.C. May 12 cds with matching "FREE" straight line handstamp, docketed "May 12, 1840", two light vert. file folds with one just affecting the signature, Very FinernThe addressee, Asa Fowler, was a New Hampshire politician, lawyer and jurist.
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 350 USD

    Lot# : 2484 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Andrew Johnson (1808-75; 17th President) 1865 document signed, 15-7/8 x 19½" vellum document along with Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, a Commission for First Lieutenant Charles E. Merrill, Johnson signature with horizontal filing crease, Stanton signature with vertical fold through last "N" in Stanton, Very Fine document.rnAndrew Johnson, prior to serving as Lincoln's Vice President, served Tennessee in the House of Representatives and as Governor. He assumed the presidency after the assassination of Lincoln in 1865. He was unable to secure the nomination for the 1868 election, partly because he had alienated many politicians and the public. His attempt to fire Sec. of War Stanton led to his impeachment in the House, but was not convicted in the Senate. Returning to Tennessee after his presidency, Johnson sought political vindication, and gained it in his eyes when he was elected to the Senate again in 1875, making Johnson the only former president to serve in the Senate. He died just months into his term.rnEdwin Stanton (1814-69) was a lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of War under the Lincoln Administration during most of the American Civil War. After Lincoln's assassination, he remained as Secretary of War under the new President Andrew Johnson during the first years of Reconstruction. Stanton returned to law after retiring as Secretary of War, and in 1869 was nominated as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by Johnson's successor, Ulysses S. Grant; however, he died four days after his nomination was confirmed by the Senate.
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 650 USD
    Hammer price : 2,000 USD

    Lot# : 2485 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

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    Invitation to Nov. 22, 1963 Luncheon with President John F. Kennedy, unmailed and unopened invitation to Nov. 22, 1963 luncheon at Trade Mart in Dallas, TX, which is where President John F. Kennedy was en route to when assassinated at Dealey Plaza; "2033" stamped on exterior of envelope, the luncheon was sold-out (2,600 people) in anticipation of seeing the President speak; when held to light the details of the event can clearly be made out, Extremely Fine, an incredibly interesting piece of presidential history
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 80 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 2486 Paper Americana - Presidential Autographs

    Presidential Free Franks and Autographs; Eisenhower/Ford, assortment of "free franks" with printed signatures on the envelope, secretarial or autopen signatures on letters (variety of subjects), some Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson printed signatures on appreciation for remembrance cards, etc., includes signatures from Kennedy as Senator (secretarial),LBJ as Senator (envelopes), Nixon as Senator and VP (letters and envelopes), Ford as M.C. (letters, envelopes and photo), etc., generally F-VF, appealing group
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 170 USD
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