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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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].
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.