Press Releases tagged with autographs

One-page letter written in French by Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), signed and dated Mat 22, 1807, and written from what is now Poland (est.  $2,000-$2,400).

Items signed by Lincoln, Einstein, Napoleon, others in University Archives' online auction, Aug. 22

Released: August 06, 2018

WESTPORT, Conn. – Important, historical items signed by Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln and Marilyn Monroe are just part of the incredible selection of autographed documents, books, manuscripts and relics set to come up for bid in University Archives’ next online-only auction, slated for Wednesday, August 22nd, at 10:30 am Eastern time. In all, 298 lots will be offered.   Other names in the auction include such diverse luminaries as Napoleon Bonaparte, Catherine the Great, Ty Cobb, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Woody Guthrie, Ernest Hemingway, Bruce Lee, J. D. Salinger, Joseph Stalin and Orvil...


Lot 49: Charles Coatesworth Pinckney, Autograph Letter Signed, sending condolences after Washington’s death, Harper’s Ferry, 1799.  Sold June 21, 2018 for $16,250.  (Pre-sale estimate $7,000 to $10,000)

Duels, Deaths & Democracy in Collection Spanning U.S. History at Swann

Released: June 26, 2018

On June 21, the auction of Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III at Swann Galleries saw a 91% sell-through rate for important autographs, letters and documents from some of the biggest players in American history. Wheeler, a manufacturing consultant from a long line of New Englanders, devoted much of his adult life to acquiring illuminating pieces of Americana from the Revolutionary War and nearly every president. Wheeler harbored a special fascination with the life and deeds of Andrew Jackson, which led to a run of 34 significant letters a...


Lot 5: George Washington, Letter Signed, as Commander in Chief, planning the Sullivan Expedition, "Head Quarters," Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1778.  Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.

Wartime Washington Letter Leads Swann Autographs Auction

Released: March 01, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Autographs on Thursday, March 22, featuring vestiges of history spanning the thirteenth to twentieth centuries. Revolutionary Americana makes up a significant portion of the auction’s pre-sale estimate, as do letters by scientists and some of humanity’s greatest luminaries. Leading the sale is a 1778 letter signed by George Washington, as Commander-in-Chief, to General James Clinton. From his headquarters in Fredericksburg, Virginia, he discusses preparations for the Sullivan Expedition against Loyalists and enemy Iroquois in western New York and ...


Lot 7: George Washington, Autograph Letter Signed, to his spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge, New Jersey, 1780.  Sold November 7, 2017 for $40,000.  (Pre-sale estimate $25,000 to $35,000).

Musical Manuscripts by Jimmy Van Heusen Swing on a Star at Swann

Released: November 10, 2017

Swann Galleries’ auction on Tuesday, November 7 saw fine results for Autographs by important historical figures in a variety of fields, from government to science to music. The total of $662K exceeded the estimate for the sale as a whole by almost $100,000, as lot after lot hammered above estimate. The highlight of the sale was the Jimmy Van Heusen Collection, offering manuscripts by the composer as well as important letters, musical quotations and manuscripts by some of the most influential composers of the nineteenth- and twentieth centuries. Of the 76 lots offered from the collection,...


Pages out of a ship's log from June 1846 describing California's famous "Bear Flag Revolt" that led to the state's breakaway from Mexico and eventual statehood.

Pages out of a ship's log from June 1846 describing California's "Bear Flag Revolt" will be sold Nov. 7th

Released: October 31, 2017

WESTPORT, Conn. – Pages from a ship’s log from June 1846 describing California’s famous “Bear Flag Revolt” that led to the state’s breakaway from Mexico and eventual statehood, and a set of Thomas Bowles 1720 South Sea Bubble playing cards that chronicled the original stock market crash in England, are expected highlights in University Archives’ November 7th auction.   The “Bear Flag Revolt” lot, with an estimate of $30,000-$40,000, is a critical piece of California state history. It’s a first-hand account, upfront and personal, likely written by a bi-lingual ship’s mate, describing Am...


Lot 7: George Washington, Autograph Letter Signed, to his spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge, New Jersey, 1780.  Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.

Jimmy Van Heusen Musical Autograph Collection Comes to Swann Galleries

Released: October 13, 2017

Swann Galleries’ auction of Autographs will take place on Tuesday, November 7, with rare and illuminating letters, and signed photographs, books and “short snorters” from major world players of the last 200 years. The cornerstone of the sale is the Jimmy Van Heusen Collection of musical manuscripts and autographs, sold to benefit Cazenovia College in New York. Van Heusen was an American composer of popular songs for musical theater, radio, film and television, best known from songs performed by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and others. The offering of 76 lots includes not only the original ...


Three-Rotor Service Enigma Machine (Engima 1), [Heismoeth & Rinke]: 1940s.  From a Private Minneapolis Collection.  Est.  $80,000-120,000.

World War II Enigma Machine Highlights Doyle’s November 7 Auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Released: October 23, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps. The sale offers a wide assortment of material ranging from early illuminated manuscripts to modern literary first editions. Among the highlights are a rare World War II era Enigma Machine, 19th century color plate books of the American West, and a fashion archive of Jacqueline Kennedy as First Lady. Other notable property includes Robert Thornton's folio edition of The Temple of Flora, a leaf from the printer's manuscript of Joyce's Ulysses, and the rare 1767 Montresor map of the City of New Yo...


First page of a six-page complete musical manuscript, autographed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and titled Le Bataille (K.535, a contredanse for orchestra).

Items pertaining to Einstein, Mozart and the nature of genius will be exhibited in Manhattan, Oct. 7th

Released: October 03, 2017

NEW YORK CITY – Hand-signed letters and manuscripts, and even the building blocks of legendary theoretical physicist Albert Einstein’s mind will be at the center of a flash exhibit to accompany a lecture titled The Nature of Genius: From Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci to Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs, on Saturday, October 7th at the New York Institute of Technology Theater on Broadway, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Eastern time. The event is being offered by One Day University, as part of a series of thought-provoking lectures by renowned historians, scholars and authors. More than 60,00...


Monumental portrait painting of American inventor Thomas A.  Edison by Ellis M.  Silvette, signed by both men, 47 inches by 96 inches in the frame (est.  $70,000-$80,000).

Larger-than life portrait painting of Thomas Edison, signed by him and the artist, will be auctioned Aug. 29

Released: August 21, 2017

WESTPORT, Conn. – A fantastic selection of autographed documents, manuscripts, books and relics are up for bid in an internet-only auction already online by University Archives, based in Westport. The auction will go live on Tuesday, August 29th, on Invaluable.com. The catalog may be viewed right now by visiting the University Archives website at www.universityarchives.com.   Choice offerings will include a larger-than-life portrait of inventor Thomas A. Edison, signed by Edison and the artist, Ellis M. Silvette; a letter hand-written and signed by Marilyn Monroe when she was just 17 a...


Bank of New York, 1860 proof obsolete banknote.

Beautiful U.S. and worldwide banknotes, stocks and bonds will be sold at public auction Oct. 22 and 25

Released: October 06, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J. – Over 1,380 lots of rare and highly collectible worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and security printing ephemera will be sold at a two-session public auction on Saturday, October 22nd at the Museum of American Finance, located at 48 Wall Street in New York City, and Tuesday, October 25th, in the offices of Archives International Auctions. Saturday’s session will be held in conjunction with the 6th annual Wall Street Bourse. Archives International Auctions’ offices, for the Tuesday session, are located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort...


This extremely rare original menu from the last luncheon served aboard the Titanic is available for online bidding through Invaluable.com.

Invaluable Announces Live Online Bidding on Titanic Artifacts from Survivors of Infamous Lifeboat No. 1 and Rare Historic Autographs & Documents in Partnership with Lion Heart Autographs

Released: September 18, 2015

Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace, and Lion Heart Autographs, an internationally recognized dealer of autographs and manuscripts, have partnered to offer live online bidding on three very rare and previously unknown artifacts recovered from survivors of the RMS Titanic’s infamous Lifeboat No. 1. The Rare Titanic Artifacts from Lifeboat No. 1 & Other Historic Autographs and Documents Auction will take place September 30, 2015 at 12:00pm ET, and online bidders can participate in the sale in real-time on the Invaluable platform. The auction is ...


“Human Pin Cushion“ sideshow banner, signed "Fred Johnson" (estimate $600-1,200).  To sell April 3, 2015 at Garth's.

Garth’s Eclectic Auction Comes Alive with a Big Top Vibe

Released: March 17, 2015

On Friday, April 3rd, Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers will host their spring Eclectic auction where 900 items will be offered including: postcards, lighting, primitive furniture, Victorian, painted chairs, early chests, a Brunswick 9 foot pool table, paintings, a stickley bedroom suite, oriental rugs, stoneware, English Relief molded pitchers, sterling flatware, autographs, baskets, quilts, and coverlets, fountain pens, and autographs. Bidders are sure to be entertained with the carnivalesque atmosphere when 70 lots comprised of approximately 2,000 circus posters from a Northeast Ohio...


This specimen set of five UAE banknotes from 1973-1976 sold for $16,520 at auction, May 20.

Specimen set of five banknotes from the United Arab Emirates (1973-1976) brings $16,520 at auction

Released: June 26, 2014

FORT LEE, N.J. – A 1973-1976 specimen set of five banknotes from the United Arab Emirates sold for $16,520 at an auction of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera held May 20th by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s Fort Lee offices and online, at www.archivesinternational.com. More than 630 lots came up for bid, of which 433 sold, for an overall sell-through rate of 68.5 percent in an auction that grossed $219,188. The worldwide banknotes session (376 lots) was led by a small but desirable section featuring the...


This 1792 U.S.  federal bond, signed by George Washington, sold for $265,500 at auction.

Rare and historic 1792 U.S. federal bond, issued to and signed by George Washington in 1792, soars to $265,500

Released: November 22, 2013

 (FORT LEE, N.J.) – Nearly 1,500 lots of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily (the collecting of stocks and bonds), autographs, historical documents and security printing ephemera sold for a combined $637,870 in a two-day, two-session catalog and Internet sale held Oct. 19 and 22 by Archives International Auctions (archivesinternational.com). The auction was held on non-consecutive days in two states. The Oct. 19 session was on the final day of the third annual Wall Street Coin, Currency & Collectibles Show, held at the Museum of American Financ...


Gustav Klimt Autograph Quotation, 1913

Schulson Autographs Harnesses Marketing Power Of The Curator’s Eye

Released: November 12, 2013

BOSTON - Recently, The Curator’s Eye (www.CuratorsEye.com) sat down with Claudia Strauss-Schulson of Schulson Autographs, a leading dealer in the historical autographs and manuscripts field. Schulson has been a dealer using The Curator’s Eye for over a year, and we took this opportunity to discuss her approach to the marketing platform, her experience listing items, and how she uses the client lists and client analytics provided by The Curator’s Eye to expand as well as refine her business practices. "The Curator’s Eye Is An Online Antique Show" Already, Schulson Autographs has “shif...


This $5 United States Educational note with stunning graphics front and back will be sold Oct.  19 & 22.

U.S. and worldwide banknotes, stocks and bonds, autographs, more will be auctioned Oct. 19 and 22 by AIA

Released: October 01, 2013

 (FORT LEE, N.J.) – Over 1,400 lots of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily (the collecting of stocks and bonds), autographs, historical documents and security printing ephemera will be sold in a two-day, two-session auction slated for Oct. 19 and 22 by Archives International Auctions. Bidders may attended either session live or they can participate through absentee and live bidding, at www.archivesinternational.com. The auction is being held on non-consecutive days in two states. The Oct. 19 session will be on the final day of the third annual Wall...


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