Paper Americana - Autographs

Sale #3042 - United States Postal History
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    Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-92, American poet and abolitionist), "John G Whittier" cut-out affixed below a portrait photo, Very Fine
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    Sacher-Masoch, Leopold von (1836-95, Austrian nobleman, writer and journalist; the term masochism is derived from his name), signature "Sacher Masoch" docketing on an 1869 letter to him datelined "London 24 Sept 1869", Very Fine
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    Hammer price : 40.00 USD

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    Morris, Robert H. (1808-1855, New York Supreme Court Justice, Postmaster, and Mayor), one page signed 1853 letter written in his hand while serving as a New York Supreme Court Justice; the letter is to "Philip Phelps Esq., Deputy Comptroller" and reads, "Dear Sir, Have the legislation passed a law yet by which I can get my (money)? I have not received our cut for my services for January 1st last. Send me a check payable at any of the Banks in this City. Please answer. Robert H. Morris, Supreme Court Chambers, Jan. 8th 1853"; Morris (1808-1855) had previously served as Mayor (1841-1843) and Postmaster (1845-1849) of New York City; the scarce "RHM" signatures on the 5c New York Postmaster's Provisional (Scott 9X1d) are by Morris, Very Fine, authenticated on the reverse by renowned autograph expert Charles Hamilton
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
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    Holladay, Ben (1819-1887, American stagecoach magnate), signature as president of the Oregon & California Railroad Company on a part-printed June 28th, 1870 company check to the Holladay-owned North Pacific Transportation Company for $1,000.00, nice train vignette at left and 2c Orange Revenue Stamp Paper (Scott RN-16) at center, blue "N.P.T. Co. San Francisco Jul. 1, 1870" double circular datestamp next to vignette, Holladay moved from San Francisco to Oregon in 1868 in order to get involved in the railroad business, Very Fine
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
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