11/15/2019 - American History, Including Treasures of the Civil War: Premier Auction

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Datum der Auktion: 15.11.2019

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Extraordinary French and Indian War Letter, May 16, 1756, Describing...

ALS, 2pp (approx. 7.25 x 12 in.). Albany [NY]. May 16, 1756. Benjamin Hatlin to Jonathan Trumble (later changed to Trumbull) in Connecticut regarding problems in Northern New York. Hatlin writes: "I have had as much trouble...since I came up as I could well comport with. I want of men hear & ye

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Pre-Revolutionary War Boston Newspaper with Paul Revere Masthead

The Boston Gazette and Country Journal. Boston, MA: Edes & Gill, February 11, 1771. No. 827. 4pp, 9.75 x 15.5 in. Handsome pre-Revolutionary War Colonial American newspaper with masthead containing prominent engraving of an early political cartoon designed and engraved by Paul Revere. The engraving

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 750 $ - 900 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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King George III Attacked in Scarce Pro-American Newspaper Printed in England

The Crisis. London, England: T.W. Shaw, June 10, 1775. No. XXI. 6pp (pp. 135-140), 6.75 x 11.25 in. Rare weekly newspaper / pamphlet printed by the Radical Whigs in England in support of the American Revolution against Great Britain. It is unabashedly pro-American and attacks King George III as an

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 800 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Revolutionary War Newspaper Recruiting Pennsylvanians for a Flying Camp of...

The Pennsylvania Evening Post. Philadelphia, PA: August 13, 1776. Vol. II. No. 244. 4pp (pp. 399-402), 8.125 x 9.75 in. Contains inside page column of text with details of the recruitment of a “Flying Camp” of soldiers from Pennsylvania to fight in the Revolutionary War. The issue also includes war

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 800 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Revolutionary War Battle of Ridgefield Covered in New Hampshire Newspaper

The State Journal or, the New-Hampshire Gazette, and Tuesday Liberty Advertiser. Exeter, NH: May 13, 1777. No. 52. 2pp, 9.75 x 15.25 in. Extremely rare Revolutionary War newspaper containing two-column long, detailed report of the Danbury Raid, also known as the Battle of Ridgefield, CT. Continental

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Detailed 10pp Memorandum Listing Soldiers and Others Who Sold Horses to the...

Four 8 x 11 in. sheets of laid paper folded into booklet with 5.5 x 8 in. pages: 7pp listing sales; 3pp noting placement. "Memorandum of Horses from whome receiv'd with their Colour and Marks viz:" noted from July 2, 1777 through March 9, 1778. When one turns the book upside down, the other three

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Revolutionary War Document Regarding French Army Hiring Blacksmiths Paid in...

ADS, 1p+, 7.25 x 12 in. December 1, 1781, n.p. Jeremiah Wadsworth and John Carter, Esq., agents for King of France and Conant Coan, John Adams, Fredrick Carter & Gabriel Pinney, blacksmiths. "That the said Coan, Adams, Carter & Pinney do hereby promis[e] and Engage to serve as Black Smiths for the

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Edward Rutledge, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Twice-Signed...

Rutledge, Edward (1749-1800). South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress and youngest signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Partially printed DS, 1p, 12 x 7.25 in. (sight), matted to 13 x 8.5 in., Charleston, SC. September 21, 1773. Like his eldest brother John Rutledge (1739-1800

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Revolutionary War-Era Arrest Warrant Signed by William H. Drayton, 1776

Drayton, William Henry (1742-1779). Chief Justice of South Carolina, Continental Congressman, and signer of the Articles of Confederation. Partially printed DS as Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, "Wm. Hy. Drayton," 1 p, 11.75 x 7.75 in., "Charles Town." October 8, 1776. Document authorizes

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Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Ship's Register Signed by President of South Carolina John Rutledge, 1776

Rutledge, John (1739-1800). President and first Governor of South Carolina (1776-1782), delegate at the Constitutional Convention, and Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. Partially printed DS as President of South Carolina, the title of the state's executive office from 1776 until

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Sheriff's Summons Signed by Thomas Heyward, Jr., Declaration of...

Heyward, Thomas Jr. (1746-1809), signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as a representative of South Carolina, later served as a judge. Partially printed DS as judge, "Thos. Heyward," 1p, 12.25 x 6.75 in., "South-Carolina." August 27, 1788. Document compels the

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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1793 Order of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Incl. Directive...

Read, Jacob (1752-1816) lawyer and politician from South Carolina. 1p, House of Representatives [Columbia]. December 19, 1793. Addressed to the State Senate: "This House have appointed Mr. Hunt, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Lance, Mr. Kershaw & Mr. Wigfall, a Committee for the purpose of burning the Special

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Napoleon Bonaparte 1814 LS to Marshal Michel Ney, in Final Weeks Before Exile

Bonaparte, Napoleon (1769-1821). LS, 2pp, framed as a triptych, letter float framed on left, when opened the verso of the letter is visible. 28.25 x 18.5 in. (triptych closed); 56.5 in. (full width of triptych open). February 25, 1814. This letter signed by Napoleon was written during his final

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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War of 1812 Canadian Army Bill, 10 Dollar Note Issued in January 1815

Partially printed note, approx. 5.375 x 7 in. 10 Dollars, 10 Piastres, 50 Shillings, from the Quebec Army Bill Office, January 1815. Serial Number 5467. Signed by Commander of the Forces, George Waters Allsopp (1769-1837), who was a businessman, politician, office holder, and militia officer. In

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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War of 1812 Canadian Army Bill, 10 Dollar Note Issued in January 1815

Partially printed note, approx. 5.375 x 7 in. 10 Dollars, 10 Piastres, 50 Shillings, from the Quebec Army Bill Office, January 1815. Serial Number 26676. Signed by Commander of the Forces, George Waters Allsopp (1769-1837). _______________________________________________________ Allsopp was a

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Rare 1828 Document from the Overseers of the Poor Regarding Jerusha Douglas...

Manuscript document, 1p, 7.875 x 12.875 in., Amherst, MA. February 1, 1828. This document, from the "overseers of the Poor," records the expenses of the recently deceased infant, Jerusha Douglass, who is described as "a Native of the Mohegan tribe - a wanderer upon the Earth - Seven weeks and three

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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1829 Certificate of the Statesmen and Overseers of the Poor Describing...

Manuscript document, 1p, 8 x 13 in., Bellingham [MA]. June 4, 1829. "We the Subscribers, Selectmen and Overseers of the poor in the Town of Bellingham in the County of Norfolk do hereby notify that there is in our Town of Bellingham an Indian woman by the name of Sarah Arinlus (?)...who is poor and

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Castleton, Vermont Medical School, 1844 Manuscript Thesis on Peritonitis

Bromly, G.W. Manuscript thesis entitled "Peritonitis," 3pp, 7.75 x 12.75 in., Castleton, [VT]. June 21, 1844. Castleton Medical College (1818–1862) was located in the village of Castleton, VT. It graduated 1400 students, more than any other medical school in New England at the time. Although

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Miniature Portrait of Seminole War-Era Captain George W. Hutchins by Daniel...

American, 19th century. A miniature portrait in watercolor and gouache on ivory, depicting Captain George W. Hutchins wearing a state militia officer's uniform, approx. 2.625 x 3.5 in., in gilt frame. Portrait verso stenciled, "BY / AMES / ARTIST / N-Y," with handwritten inscription reading

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 700 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Silver Palmetto Medal Awarded to Sergeant Thomas Beggs for Service in the...

Palmetto medal in silver, 47 mm. dia., 45.2 g, engraved by William J. Keenan and struck by Gregg, Hayden & Co., 1850s. Obverse with depiction of American troops landing at Vera Cruz encircled by border featuring the names of Mexican-American War battles; reverse with central palmetto and eagle motif

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 1.800 $ - 2.200 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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New York City Silver Mexican War Medal Awarded to C. Lawrence Strobill...

City of New York Mexican War medal in silver, 52 mm. dia., 63.5 g, designed by Paul Duggan, Jr., and struck by Charles C. Wright, 1848. Obverse with the city coat of arms and the marginal inscription "Presented by the City of New York, to the NY Regiment of Volunteers in Mexico." The recipient’s

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.800 $ - 2.200 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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John Brown, Sixth Plate Melainotype After Black's Vignette Negative, Ca 1860

Sixth-plate, lightly hand tinted melainotype of abolitionist John Brown, housed in leather case, ca 1860. Plate marked with Peter Neff’s melainotype imprint, “Melainotype Plate / For Neff’s Pat 19 Feb 56.” In May 1858, John Brown travelled to New York City where the original daguerreotype was taken

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Cabinet Card of John Brown's Birthplace, Torrington, CT, Featuring African...

Scarce cabinet card of John Brown’s birthplace home in Torrington, CT, late 1860s or early 1870s. The image shows the two-story saltbox house with a pitched roof sloping in the back, down to just one story. A stone dry stack wall borders the front of the property and a fledgling tree grows on the

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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John Brown Autographed Inscription

Brown, John (1800-1859). Abolitionist; hanged after attempting to incite slave rebellion at Harpers Ferry, VA. Autographed inscription, ink on fine laid paper, 1.5 x 4 in., "Very Respectfully Your Friend / John Brown." Attractively framed and matted with a modern postcard depicting John Brown, 11 x

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 800 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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A Rare Antebellum Image of Slavery in Georgia, Believed to be the Earliest...

Anonymous, quarter plate daguerreotype, ca 1850-1860. Though its exact provenance may never be known, this daguerreotype is believed to depict the rural Greene County, Georgia plantation of Samuel T. Gentry (1798-1873). Gentry moved to Greene County from South Carolina sometime between 1820 and

Los #: 24A

Schätzpreis: 100.000 $ - 150.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Captain Rinaldo B. Wiggin, 2nd Maine Infantry & VRC, Exceptional...

Lot of 18 cased images, many identified to the Wiggin Family of Bangor, Maine, most notably, Captain Rinaldo B. Wiggin. Each image is housed in full leather or pressed paper case, and many include an inscribed note identifying the subject of the portrait. Rinaldo B. Wiggin (1827-1864) was a native

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Civil War Quarter Plate Tintype of Private from the Wiggin Family of...

Quarter plate tintype featuring full standing view of a soldier holding a Hardee hat in his left hand and a British Enfield rifle with bayonet in his right hand. Another rifle can be seen leaning against a chair near the right edge of the plate. Housed in full leather case and accompanied by period

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Two Civil War Half Plate Tintypes of Brothers-in-Law from Co. A, 12th...

Lot of 2 half plate tintypes housed together in thermoplastic geometric Union case [Berg 3-4]. The first shows two Union privates standing together in a studio setting, wearing common nine button frock coats, with period inscription behind the image, which reads, "Presented to Malissa A. Miller / By

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Civil War Quarter Plate Tintype of African American Corporal

Quarter plate, lightly hand-colored tintype providing a full-length portrait of a defiant African American corporal standing in front of a simple white backdrop. He is wearing a forage cap and nine button frock coat, the buttons highlighted in gold. Two cent internal revenue stamp affixed on verso

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 15.11.2019

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Sixth Plate Ambrotype of an Armed Ohio Soldier

Sixth plate ambrotype of a young Ohio private wearing a kepi and "OVM" belt plate, which is exceptionally clear. The subject holds his musket with bayonet attached. Over his shoulder, he carries his cartridge box and strap. A sharp image that even captures the two holes where the soldier's

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 15.11.2019