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11 Presidential/VP Autographs and Ephemera Items
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Group of eleven (11) 19th Century Presidential and Vice Presidential cut signatures, signed documents, and related ephemera of James Monroe, Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, and Benjamin Harrison. 1st item: James Monroe (1758-1831), 5th president of the United States from 1817 to 1825, cut signature. Housed in a small plastic archival sleeve. Cut signature - 1 1/8" H x 3 3/4" W. 2nd item: Martin Van Buren (1782-1862), 8th president of the United States from 1837 to 1841, cut signature on a free frank fragment. Pasted to modern white paper. 2 1/4" H x 4 3/8" W. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) land documents with secretarial signatures for President Martin Van Buren, regarding the claims of James Meyers of Clinton County, Illinois dated January 1, 1840 and Enoch Jeffries Smith of Hempstead County, Arkansas, dated April 10, 1847. Both together with steel cut engravings of Van Buren. Land document sights ranging in size from 9 3/4" H x 15 3/8" W to 10" H x 16" W. Engraving sights range in size from 9 3/4" H x 6 1/8" W to 10" H x 7 1/4" W. Mats range in size from 16 2/4" H x 30" W to 17 1/2" H x 31 1/8" W. 5th item: John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850), 7th vice president of the United States from 1825 to 1832, cut signature pasted to piece of paper. Also includes piece of paper with pencil inscription reading "Calhoun" (not a cut signature). 1 3/8" H x 2 5/8" W. 6th item: Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), 13th president of the United States from 1850 to 1853, cut signature. 1 1/4" H x 4 1/2" W. 7th item: Land document with secretarial signature for James Buchanan (1791-1868), 15th president of the United States from 1857 to 1861, regarding the claim of Ellenor Paul, widow of Henry Paul, Private, Captain Corcoran's Company, District of Columbia Militia, War of 1812, with David Michael as assignee, dated May 1, 1884. Steel plate engraving of Buchanan with facsimile signature en verso. Sight - 9 3/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Matted - 14 1/2" H x 21 1/4" W. 8th item: General Land Office certificate, No. 663, with secretarial signatures for Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), 17th president of the United States from 1865 to 1869, regarding the claims of Jesse N. Barker and Mary Jane Barker of Douglas County, Oregon, Notification No. 3185, dated July 11, 1866. Additional writing, en verso. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. 12 3/4" H x 21 7/8" W. 9th item: Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, cut signature. 1 3/8" H x 2 3/4" W. 10th item: Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), 22nd and 24th president of the United States from 1885 to 1889 and 1893 to 1897, cut signature. 2 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W. 11th item: Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), 23rd president of the United States from 1889 to 1893, cut signature. 7/8" H x 4" W. Provenance: The Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)
Condition
All items in overall good condition with toning, dampstaining, tears, foxing spots, etc. to be expected from age. Signatures in overall good condition unless specified. 3rd-4th items: David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the documents were professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on October 27, 1987 and November 29, 1988. Signature faint but legible to Enoch Jeffries Smith document. 6th item: Signature slightly smudged, otherwise good condition. Acid burn, tape residue en verso. 7th item: David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the document was professionally cleaned and deacidified on October 8, 1986. Toning/acid burn surface of document. Buchanan signature in overall good condition. 8th item: David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the document was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on January 8, 1990. 9th item: Areas of acid burn slightly affecting signature, otherwise good condition. 10th item: 1" x 1/4" paste stain lower left, slightly affecting flourish of "d", otherwise good condition. Paste stains, acid burn en verso.
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11 Presidential/VP Autographs and Ephemera Items

Estimate $600 - $800
Jul 13, 2019
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Starting Price $300
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Est. $600 - $800Starting Price $300
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Jul 13, 2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Group of eleven (11) 19th Century Presidential and Vice Presidential cut signatures, signed documents, and related ephemera of James Monroe, Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, and Benjamin Harrison. 1st item: James Monroe (1758-1831), 5th president of the United States from 1817 to 1825, cut signature. Housed in a small plastic archival sleeve. Cut signature - 1 1/8" H x 3 3/4" W. 2nd item: Martin Van Buren (1782-1862), 8th president of the United States from 1837 to 1841, cut signature on a free frank fragment. Pasted to modern white paper. 2 1/4" H x 4 3/8" W. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) land documents with secretarial signatures for President Martin Van Buren, regarding the claims of James Meyers of Clinton County, Illinois dated January 1, 1840 and Enoch Jeffries Smith of Hempstead County, Arkansas, dated April 10, 1847. Both together with steel cut engravings of Van Buren. Land document sights ranging in size from 9 3/4" H x 15 3/8" W to 10" H x 16" W. Engraving sights range in size from 9 3/4" H x 6 1/8" W to 10" H x 7 1/4" W. Mats range in size from 16 2/4" H x 30" W to 17 1/2" H x 31 1/8" W. 5th item: John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850), 7th vice president of the United States from 1825 to 1832, cut signature pasted to piece of paper. Also includes piece of paper with pencil inscription reading "Calhoun" (not a cut signature). 1 3/8" H x 2 5/8" W. 6th item: Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), 13th president of the United States from 1850 to 1853, cut signature. 1 1/4" H x 4 1/2" W. 7th item: Land document with secretarial signature for James Buchanan (1791-1868), 15th president of the United States from 1857 to 1861, regarding the claim of Ellenor Paul, widow of Henry Paul, Private, Captain Corcoran's Company, District of Columbia Militia, War of 1812, with David Michael as assignee, dated May 1, 1884. Steel plate engraving of Buchanan with facsimile signature en verso. Sight - 9 3/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Matted - 14 1/2" H x 21 1/4" W. 8th item: General Land Office certificate, No. 663, with secretarial signatures for Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), 17th president of the United States from 1865 to 1869, regarding the claims of Jesse N. Barker and Mary Jane Barker of Douglas County, Oregon, Notification No. 3185, dated July 11, 1866. Additional writing, en verso. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. 12 3/4" H x 21 7/8" W. 9th item: Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, cut signature. 1 3/8" H x 2 3/4" W. 10th item: Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), 22nd and 24th president of the United States from 1885 to 1889 and 1893 to 1897, cut signature. 2 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W. 11th item: Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), 23rd president of the United States from 1889 to 1893, cut signature. 7/8" H x 4" W. Provenance: The Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)
Condition
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All items in overall good condition with toning, dampstaining, tears, foxing spots, etc. to be expected from age. Signatures in overall good condition unless specified. 3rd-4th items: David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the documents were professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on October 27, 1987 and November 29, 1988. Signature faint but legible to Enoch Jeffries Smith document. 6th item: Signature slightly smudged, otherwise good condition. Acid burn, tape residue en verso. 7th item: David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the document was professionally cleaned and deacidified on October 8, 1986. Toning/acid burn surface of document. Buchanan signature in overall good condition. 8th item: David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the document was professionally encapsulated, cleaned, and deacidified on January 8, 1990. 9th item: Areas of acid burn slightly affecting signature, otherwise good condition. 10th item: 1" x 1/4" paste stain lower left, slightly affecting flourish of "d", otherwise good condition. Paste stains, acid burn en verso.

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