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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

Check Signed By William Astor And His Sister-in-law Helen Schermerhorn

WILLIAM B. ASTOR JR. (1830-1892) Joint heir to the Astor real estate empire. ADS. 1pp.7 3/ 8" x 2 3/4". New York. March 14 1871. A check A "Chemical National Bank of N.Y." check paid to "Mr. Wm. Astor five hundred Dollars ". It is endorsed on the verso "Wm Astor". Signed on recto by HELEN SCHERMERHORN sister of Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, wife of William Astor. There are punch, stamp and pencil cancellations that do not affect Astor’s signature Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1453
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $125.00

Chill Wills Signs A Check

CHILL WILLS. DS. 1pp. 6" x 2 3/4". n.p. January 27, 1976. A check signed by Chill Wills in black. It is in very fine condition and light cancellation holes do not touch the signature.
Catalog: # AM-0240
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $95.00

Civil War General Eugene Carr Handwrites And Signs A Check

EUGENE A. CARR. ADS. 1pp. 7 1/2" x 2 3/4". Washington, D.C. Sept 5th 1910. A "Riggs National Bank" check signed by "E. A. Carr". The check, completely engrossed in Carr's hand, "Pay to the order of W. Rothwell & Sons Plumbers sixty and 25/100". The check has a fine decorative border and an engraving of a bank in the left margin and the punch holes affect the engrossment but not the dark signature.
Catalog: # AM-0134
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $200.00

Civil War General John Dix ALS

JOHN ADAMS DIX (1798-1879) American politician from New York. Dix served as Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Senator, Governor of New York, and a major general in the Union Army. Autograph Letter Signed, “John A Dix.” One page, 7 7/8” x 9 7/8”. Washington. March 6, 1847. Dix writes to “Wm. Hogan, Esq”: “Dear Sir, I have been wholly unable to write to you in consequence of the pressure of my engagements. The committee on the Judiciary were prepared to make an adverse report on your memorial; but I proceeded in obtaining from the Chairman an assurance that they would only ask to be discharged from further consideration of it. So, no prejudice against the application will be felt, when it is renewed, in consequence of the action of the Committee. In haste, Respectfully yours, John A. Dix”. Accompanied by a steel engraved portrait of Dix. Folds. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1702
Price: $175.00

Col. Frank A. Barton Signs Rifle Range ROTC Cards

COLONEL FRANK A. BARTON was one of the first Cornell students to receive an army commission in Cornell’s Military Science Program and was the first ROTC commandant at Cornell (1904 to 1908). Cornell’s Barton Hall is named in his honor. Two partially printed ROTC Cornell University Cards Signed “Frank A. Barton.” Each 5” x3”. These cards were issued for use of the rifle range. Both Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1652
Topic: Military History
Price: $75.00

Colonial Governor Gurdon Saltonstall Appoints A Lieutenant In The Second Company Of Stratford in 1714

Gurdon Saltonstall (1666 – 1724) Colonial Governor of Connecticut, serving in that position from 1708 until his death in 1724. DS. 1 page. 12 ½” x 8”.New Haven, Oct. 14, 1714. An early American military appointment in which Saltonstall appoints “James Lewis…being by the Generall Assembly of this Colony accepted to be Lieutenant of the Second Company or Train band in the town of Stratford, reposing Special Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Courage and good Conduct, I do by virtue of the Letters Pattents from the Crown of England me thereunto enabling appoint and Impower you to take the said Trainband into your care and charge as their Lieutenant…” Overall toning due to a previous framing, some archival tape repairs on verso along a few fold splits and light dampstaining at right margin The text remains bold. Countersigned by Colonial Secretary Hezekiah Wyllys. A decent and fairly early American military appointment signed by this scarce Colonial governor.
Catalog: # AM-1814
State: Connecticut
Topic: Colonial America
Price: $1250.00

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