ZEPPELIN SIGNED POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS “LUFTSCHIFF” [AIR-SHIP]
ZEPPELIN, FERDINAND VON. (1838 –1917). German general and inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships, founded the company Luftschiffbau Zeppelin; acted as an observer for the Union Army of the Potomac in the American Civil War (1863) where his interest in balloons developed under Thaddeus S.C. Lowe. Surprisingly Scarce Signed Postcard image of: “Zeppelin’s Luftschiff, Modell 4 1908” airship. Boldly signed “ Zeppelin ” on the photographic surface under the airship on the lower left side.
PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT STATES THAT: “IN VIEW OF HIS YOUTH… [AND] OTHER GOOD AND SUFFICIENT REASONS…I DO HEREBY GRANT [HIM] A FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL PARDON”
GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885). Eighteenth President of the United States. Uncommon Document Signed, “U.S. Grant”, as President, pardoning John Connors. Countersigned by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. 1 ½ pages, large folio, with integral blank and large impressed U.S. Seal of State paper seal completely intact and in superb condition affixed to the left of Grant’s bold signature. Washington, D.C. September 15, 1875.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~~ PENS A WAR-DATE ENDORSEMENT IN FAVOR OF HIS FRIEND, SIMEON FRANCIS, IN WHOSE PARLOR LINCOLN ONCE COURTED HIS FUTURE WIFE – MARY TODD
ABRAHAM, LINCOLN (1809-1865) President of the United States. Choice, apparently unpublished, nine line, War-date Autograph Endorsement Signed, “A. Lincoln.” One page, quarto. No place. “July 11, 1861.”
EXTREMELY-RARE DOCUMENT SIGNED BY KING HENRY VII — CHECKING THE ACCOUNT BALANCES OF THE ROYAL TREASURY, OVER 515 YEARS AGO
HENRY VII. (1457-1509). First Tudor King of England. Extremely-rare Manuscript Document Signed, as King, with his monogram ‘HR’, in Latin. “Bawetre [Bawrtry], 22nd year of Henry VII [1506-1507].
ROBERT E. LEE ~~ A FINE, RELATIVELY EARLY, ALS WITH GOOD BIOGRAPHICAL AND FAMILY CONTENT
LEE, ROBERT E. (1807-1870). Confederate General in the American Civil War. Possibly unpublished, Autograph Letter Signed “R E Lee”. 2 ¼ pages, closely written quarto pages. Fort Hamilton, N.Y., August 6, 1846. Integral stamp-less cover addressed fully in Lee’s hand. To Mrs. Wickham “Care of Wm. Wickham, Esq. New Taylorsville, Virginia.”
THE ONLY PRINT PORTRAIT THAT LINCOLN IS KNOWN TO HAVE AUTOGRAPHED
SIGNED EN ROUTE TO HIS INAUGURATION IN 1861
ONE OF THREE KNOWN COPIES
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. (1809-1865). Sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865). Superb and extremely rare engraved Portrait Signed, “A. Lincoln”, on his way to his inauguration in 1861. Lincoln is depicted in a full-faced bust pose, beardless.
OUTSTANDING HENRY CLAY AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT STATING HIS POSITION IN THE POLITICAL SCANDAL THAT HAD HIM DENYING CHARGES THAT HE MADE A DEAL WITH JOHN QUINCY ADAMS TO MAKE HIM SECRETARY OF STATE, IF HE BACKED ADAMS, FOR PRESIDENT IN THE 1824 ELECTION
CLAY, HENRY. (1777-1852). American statesman; represented Kentucky in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives; Speaker of the House; Secretary of State, in John Quincy Adams administration; received electoral votes for President in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections; helped establish the National Republican Party and the Whig Party; for his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the nickname: “the Great Compromiser”. Superb, and Important Autograph Notes Signed: “Mr. Clay” in the body of the document. 1 ½ closely written pages, quarto. No place, no date. [Washington, D.C. — also docketed ‘February 4, 1824’ on verso].