SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN PLEDGES HIS STOCK IN THE SAVOY AND CLARIDGE’S HOTELS — AS SECURITY FOR A LOAN
SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S. (1842-1900). English composer. Exceedingly-rare, Partly-printed Document Signed twice, “Arthur S. Sullivan”, and “A.S.”, on a stock certificate transferal agreement form. One full page, quarto. London, April 6, 1898.
JOHN HANCOCK AND HIS WIFE, DOROTHY, ~~ SELL 32 ACRES OF LAND IN MASSACHUSETTS — AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF SIGNATURES
HANCOCK, JOHN. (1737-1793). American patriot and statesman, who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Manuscript Document Signed, “John Hancock”, with his wife’s signature underneath his, “Dorothy Hancock”. Two full pages, legal folio. Boston, November 29, 1790.
JAMES MONROE WRITES A DEMAND ORDER ~~ DRAWN ON THE BANK OF THE METROPOLIS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $200
MONROE, JAMES. (1758-1831). Fifth President of the United States. Autograph Document Signed, ”Jas Monroe”, as Secretary of State under James Madison. One page oblong narrow octavo [7 x 2½ inches] [Washington], April 18, 1814. Small missing piece at bottom border, unobtrusive cancellations to the signature, as commonly done in the time period.
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].
WITH A HARLEY-DAVIDSON… “THE MORE THE MERRIER” “CERTAINLY APPLIES TO A BUNCH OF LIVE, CARE-FREE MOTORCYCLE RIDERS. THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES TO GO, SO MANY NEW THINGS TO SEE, AND SO MUCH SPORT AND FUN TO ENJOY WITH A HARLEY-DAVIDSON…”
DAVIDSON, ARTHUR. (1881–1950). One of the Original Founders of Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Uncommon Typed Letter Signed “Arthur Davidson”, on Harley-Davidson letterhead. One page, quarto. “Milwaukee, February 20, 1936, to Mr. Marcus Hilden, Ellsworth, Wisconsin.
SCARCE LETTER OF SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE, — THE BRITISH-JEWISH PHILANTHROPIST
MONTEFIORE, SIR MOSES. (1784-1885). British philanthropist, banker and financier of Italian-Jewish lineage; his promotion of industry and economic development in the Levant, and his relations with the British consul in Damascus, Charles Henry Churchill, was pivotal to the development of Proto-Zionism. Scarce Manuscript Letter Signed, “Moses Montefiore”, on his imprinted East Cliff Lodge, Ramsgate black-bordered mourning stationery. One full page, octavo. Ramsgate, May 9, 1881.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON WRITES TO CLEAR UP SOME ISSUES CONCERNING THE IMPLICATION OF RULES SURROUNDING THE TONNAGE ACT, AND ITS PROVISIONS
HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. (1755-1804). First Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; political philosopher and economist; author of ‘The Federalist Papers’; Aide to George Washington in Revolutionary War. Good Manuscript Letter Signed, “Alexander Hamilton.” 1 ½ pages, quarto. “Treasury Department” [New York City], June 10, 1791.