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CONTINENTAL CONGRESS – UNITED STATES LOTTERY  —  RESOLUTION OF NOVEMBER 18, 1776    ‘CLASS THE FIRST’ TICKET

[UNITED STATES LOTTERY]  DELANY, SHARP.  (c1739-1799).  Colonel in American Revolutionary War; first Collector of Customs in Philadelphia, who was appointed to the position by his close friend: George Washington.   Partly-printed Document Signed, “S. Delany”, in the lower right corner, being a printed lottery Ticket for the first Continental Congress authorized lottery in the United States.

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WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON – IN THE WAR OF 1812  —  PENS AN ORDER, JUST WEEKS BEFORE HIS DEFEATING THE BRITISH AND THE KILLING OF TECUMSEH, THE NATIVE AMERICAN LEADER, AT ‘THE BATTLE OF THE THAMES’

HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY.  (1773-1841).  Ninth President of the United States.  Boldly penned Autograph Letter Signed, Will[ia]m Henry Harrison”, at a critical period in the War of 1812, and his dealings with the Native American population in the Northwest territory.  “Headquarters, U[pper] Sandusky,  6 Aug[ust] 1813”. One page, quarto.

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EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY, AND ALMOST UNATTAINABLE SIGNATURE OF U.S. GRANT AT AGE 29!

GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885) 18th President of the United States; attended West Point and graduated with the class of 1843, and served with distinction in the Mexican–American War; he resigned from the army in 1854.  His exceptionally early, extremely-rare, and an almost unattainable Signature from this period in his life.  He has penned:  “U.S. Grant / 1st Lt. & Bvt. Capt. 4th Infty. / Regt. Qt. Ms.”

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JAMES MADISON  – AS PRESIDENT & JAMES MONORE  – AS SECRETARY OF STATE ~~ A BOLDLY SIGNED ‘1812’ LAND GRANT ~~

Partially-Printed Document Signed, “James Madison,” as President.  One page, oblong folio, vellum. Washington. January 23, 1812. Boldly countersigned by JAMES MONROE (1758-1831). Founding Father and fifth President of the United States, as Secretary of State: “Jas. Monroe.”   Large paper wafer, spread eagle Seal of State affixed at lower left. 

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ALAN BEAN, THE 4TH MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON INSCRIBES AN ICONIC APOLLO 12 IMAGE OF THE LUNAR LANDER MODULE ASCENDING THE MOON’S SURFACE  — 

Choice original 1st generation NASA color photograph of the lunar module leaving the moon’s surface. Oblong quarto. No place. [Texas?] No date [circa 1970].   Signed, “Alan Bean” on the photographic surface, in lower right corner.  The photograph is mounted to a larger piece of photographer’s backing and is wonderfully further inscribed on the wide lower margin:  “To Rooster- Flying to the Moon is like throwing a long forward pass – You have to lead it just the right amount- It worked for us.”

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BOLD FOUNTAIN PEN SIGNATURE OF:  “SGT. ALVIN C. YORK”  —  MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER IN WWI

YORK, ALVIN C. “Sergeant York” (1887–1964).  One of the most decorated United States Army soldiers of World War I;  received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, gathering 35 machine guns, killing at least 25 enemy soldiers and capturing 132 prisoners.  His Boldly penned Signature: “Sgt. Alvin C. York”  centered on a 24mo card.   [Approximately 3 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches]. 

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT —  CONFRONTS THE 1916 NYC POLIO EPIDEMIC

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE.  (1858-1919).  Twenty-sixth President of the United States (1901-9).  Autograph Letter Signed, “Theodore Roosevelt”, on his imprinted Sagamore Hill note card.  One full page, 16mo. 

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