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Charles Kettering Singed Picture

Charles Kettering was an American inventor who is credited with inventing the first aerial missile and the Freon refrigerant. Furthermore, he wsa the head of research for General Motors and was a catalyst to the development of the two-stroke diesel engine. By the end of his career, Kettering held 186 U.S. patents and was a founder of the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. This piece is a black and white photograph signed “C.F. Kettering” in the bottom right-hand corner.
Catalog: # AM-3063
Price: $275.00

Chauncey M. Depew ALS

Chauncey M. Depew. (1834-1928). United States Senator from New York. Autograph Letter Signed, “Chauncey M. Depew,” on New-York and Harlem Railroad Co. Attorney’s Office, Grand Central Depot, East 42nd Street letterhead. One page, 5 ½” x 8 ½”. New York. January 9, 1873. Depew writes to request a copy of a two volume work be sent to him via express. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1139
Topic: Business
Price: $75.00

Check Signed by Actor Vincent Price

Vincent Leonard Price II (1911 – 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic attitude in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career. Partly printed bank check drawn on Bank of American payable to Sonoma County, Tax Collector in the amount of $178.07. Dated Dec. 31, 1973. Signed as maker by the actor most often identified with horror movies. Extremely Fine
Catalog: # AM-1634
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $65.00

Check Signed By Benjamin Silliman And Joaquim Bishop The Man Who Made One Of The First Daguerreotype Cameras In America

BENJAMIN SILLIMAN (1816-1885). Famous American scientist who worked at Yale, Silliman taught geology, chemistry and mineralogy. His work included improving mines and chemical manufacturing, editing the American Journal of Science and establishing the National Academy of Sciences. JOAQUIM BISHOP (1806-1886) Early American Camera Maker, chemist, instrument maker and machinist. It is known that Bishop made daguerreian cameras for Dr. P.B. Goddard and Robert Cornelius. He crafted the earliest cameras in Philadelphia, and constructed the camera for Goddard between October and November, 1839, following the drawings of Daguerre’s apparatus. The specific camera, which traveled through the family of J. Sartain, is in the Franklin Institute. He later founded J. Bishop & Co. Platinum Works. Signed Check issued to “Benj. Silliman Esq.” July 13, 1840 for $100.00 drawn on the New Haven Bank, endorsed on verso. Vignette of beehive. Toning to left edge and with cancellation punches. He has made the amount payable to a Joaquim Bishop, who also signed this rare check, “J. Bishop.” Some journals suggest Joaquim Bishop helped to make the first daguerreotype camera manufactured in the United States, but the actual day the very first camera is noted as being the first seems to be in dispute during those precious few months after Daguerre made his announcement to the world. An incredible association between the renowned scientist and one of America’s earliest camera makers.
Catalog: # AM-1251
Topic: Science
Price: $1500.00

Check Signed By Jeremiah Wadsworth

JERIMIAH WADSWORTH. Army officer; Member of the U.S. House of Representatives; Business executive. A successful merchant, Wadsworth was appointed to a number of commissary-general posts beginning in 1775. He served as the commissary-general of the Continental Army, 1778-79. Document signed. 1 page. New York, August 23, 1793. 6 ½ " x 3". Partly-printed bank check, payable to A. B. in the amount of $56.50. Accomplished in his hand and signed by Wadsworth as maker. Usual bank cut cancellation slightly affecting Wadsworth's signature. A nice example of this underrated revolutionary war figure. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-0974
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $450.00

Check Signed by John Steele, Early North Carolina Congressman and Comptroller Of The Treasury Under Washington, Adams And Jefferson

John Steele (1764 – 1815). Congressman from North Carolina between 1790 and 1793) and Comptroller of the Treasury under the first three American Presidents. DS. 1 page. 6” x 2”. Partly-printed check drawn on the Bank of the United States payable to “Mrs. Langdon or bearer forty dollars.” Accomplished entirely in his hand and signed as maker by Steel. Typical bank cut cancellations. Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # CK-0132
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $125.00

Check Signed By Julia Ward Howe

JULIA WARD HOWE (1819-1910). An American reformer and author, Howe is best remembered for “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”. She helped her husband edit an abolitionist newspaper and after the Civil War, she focused her energies on the suffragette movement and other women’s issues. DS. 1 page. 3" x 8.5". Massachusetts. 1893. A bank check issued to and signed on the verso by Julia Ward Howe. Left border vignette of the company logo. Punch cancellation does not affect signature. Signature is in dark ink and bold. Extremely fine.
Catalog: # AM-0782
Cancellation: Punch cancelled
Condition: Extremely Fine
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $450.00

Check Signed By Organized Crime Figure Charles Solomon

CHARLES SOLOMON Solomon was a Prohibition-era bootlegger and head of an organized crime syndicate. He weas present at the first major gangster conference in Atlantic City in 1929 and was assassinated in 1933. DS. 1 page. 8 1/4" x 3". Haverhill, Mass. Oct. 13, 1931. Partly-printed bank check drawn on The First National Bank of Haverhill, Mass. payable to John Cashman Corp in the amount of $46.00. Accomplished in a secretarial hand and signed by Solomon. Usual bank punch cancellations not affecting signature. Archival tape repair on verso minor paper loss at lower right corner.
Catalog: # AM-0418
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $295.00

Check Signed By Ross Winans

DS. 7 5/8" x 3 1/4". Baltimore, April 20, 1872. Partly-printed check drawn on Winans' personal account against Alexander Brown & Sons, payable to A.S. Abell & Co. in the amount of $96.02. Accomplished in a secretarial hand and signed by Winans as maker. Attached adhesive revenue stamp. Very light bleed-through from writing on verso. Minor paper loss at left bottom affects nothing. Bank cut cancellation, minor paper loss, not affecting Winans' signature which he boldly signs in blue.
Catalog: # AM-0694
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $175.00

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