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NewSuperb Album of CDV’s of The Connecticut State Legislature Including P.T. Barnum

A Superb Album of CDV’s of The Connecticut State Legislature Including P.T. Barnum Accompanied by A Letter Signed by The Showman BARNUM, PHINEAS T. (1810-1891). Circus showman. Without question, Barnum was the most famous showman of his time. He openly stated that the American public wanted to be "humbugged," and he rarely missed an opportunity to do so, much to the public's delight. He presented attractions which were enormously popular in their time, many of which live on today in stories of that era: the midget, General Tom Thumb; Jenny Lind's concert tour of the U.S.; and Jumbo the elephant. He co-founded the most famous circus in history, known today as the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus. Active in politics in later years, he served for several years as a member of the Connecticut legislature, and one term as mayor of Bridgeport, CT. Photograph Album. The inscription reads “Members of Connecticut Legislature, 1865. Mr. Park B. Maine, With kind regards of, Mrs. Thomas W. Wheeler, North Stonington, Dec. 25, 1903." Clearly the period album was given to the recipient on Christmas day years after it’s assemblage. The names and ages of the legislators were pencil in to identify them. A CDV of P. T. Barnum and Barnum’s Collection of Curiosities remain in the album with a tipped in Letter from the showman on illustrated Lindencroft stationary. There are approximately 100 CDV’s, primarily the identified legislators and a number of additional unidentified tintypes and CDV’s of additional public figures and other unidentified people. A superb political history/photography item!
Catalog: # AM-3607
State: Connecticut
Topic: Government
Price: $2400.00

NewTexarkana Conductors’ Mutual Relief Association - Arkansas

1883, Arkansas. Stock certificate for 1 share. Steam locomotive vignette. Litho. Scarce. Fine
Catalog: # SB-5891
State: Arkansas
Topic: Railroad
Price: $95.00

NewThe Colony of Connecticut Pays For Transporting Vagrants

[Colony of Connecticut – Vagrants]. Connecticut. Feb. 2, 1764. 7 ½” x 8 ¼”. Colony of Connecticut Debter to Moses Averel Constable of Kent. For transporting vagrants from Kent to Litchfield one adams & his wife & four children by virtue of a warrant signed…persons were directed to Canterbury to victuals and lodging…one night…” Below, the town orders the Treasury of the Colony to pay the amount due. An interesting document related to homelessness during the Colonial period.
Catalog: # AM-3438
State: Connecticut
Topic: Early America
Price: $125.00

NewThe Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company

1865, New York. Stock certificate for 100 shares. 1865, New York. Certificate for 100 shares. Engraved vignette at top center shows a small oil town with derricks and the engraving on the left shows the unusual petroleum torpedo exploding inside a shaft. In extremely fine condition and very unusual.
Catalog: # SB-5895
State: New York
Topic: Oil and Gas
Price: $295.00

NewThe Union Investment Company of Mississippi

1888, Mississippi. Stock certificate for 30 shares. Vignette of eagle flanked by seated figures. Litho. Uncancelled. Very scarce.
Catalog: # SB-5886
State: Mississippi
Topic: Banking
Price: $95.00

NewTheodore Roosevelt Inscribes and Signs a Photograph to the President of Cuba

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919). Twenty-sixth President of the United States. Signed Photograph. 9 ½” x 13 ¼”. Roosevelt inscribes to the newly elected president of Cuba; “To President Jose Miguel Gomez with the high regard and good wishes of his friend, and Cuba’s friend, Theodore Roosevelt, Dec. 9th 1908.” Jose Miguel Gomez was elected in the first free elections in Cuba following the United States’ occupation which lasted from 1906 – 1909. A superb association of the two leaders. Some overall toning and surface defects at top.
Catalog: # P26-7
Condition: Fine
Topic: Presidents and First Ladies
Price: $3900.00

NewThomas A. Edison, Inc. Stock Issued to and Signed Twice By Charles Edison

Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Stock Issued to and Signed Twice By Charles Edison 1946, New Jersey. Stock certificate for 10 shares of Thomas A. Edison, Incorporated issued to and signed twice by Charles Edison, as president and endorsed on verso. As Thomas Edison’s health began to decline, he needed to create measures to leave his family and investors financially supported. One measure he took to ensure this was the formation of Thomas A. Edison Inc on March 2, 1911. This corporation was a collection of all of the various companies Edison ran and operated prior to his health decline. The company allowed for his more profitable companies to continue to operate successfully and the less successful branches to enjoy more success with more capital for research. EDISON, CHARLES (1890-1969). Industrialist; Governor; Public Servant. Charles Edison was the son of Thomas A. Edison, the most successful and prolific inventor in U.S. history. While overshadowed by his father, Charles Edison was distinguished in his own right. During World War I he directed the manufacture of war materials, and later went on to become Secretary of the Navy (1939-1940) and Governor of New Jersey (1941-1944). Edison's father founded numerous companies and, during his active years, Charles Edison was heavily involved in many of these companies, Thomas A. Edison Industries being one such company. Always active in public affairs, Edison gave generously of his time, and was trustee of numerous public foundations and institutions.
Catalog: # SB-5898
State: New Jersey
Price: $125.00

NewThomas Lipton Type Letter Signed

Thomas Lipton (1850-1931). The Scottish-born Lipton started his career as a grocer’s clerk, but soon opened a chain of food stores. He entered the tea business and made a fortune, especially through the new medium of advertising. TLS. 1pp. 8” x 10”. London 16/9/1920. A typed letter signed “Thomas Lipton” to “Mr. Webster “of Paris: “…Very many thanks for your kind note enclosing your itinerary, and I note with pleasure that you will be in London about the second or third week in October when I shall look forward to the pleasure of seeing you and Mrs. Webster. I am very sorry I did not have the pleasure of seeing you in New York as I should have liked it had you been able to come see some the of the Races from my Yacht…”After making his fortune, Lipton turned his attention to yachting and unsuccessfully tried to win the America’s Cup five times. The letter has light staining and foxing. Bold Signature.
Catalog: # AM-3432
Topic: Business
Price: $50.00

NewUnion Brevet Brigadier General Frederick Townsend

Frederick Townsend (1825 – 1897). Union Brevet Brigadier General during the Civil War. Founded the 3rd New York Infantry. Document signed. 1 page. Albany. July 5, 1859. Certificate for claimant for audited and revised claim of Thomas Southard, Hempstead for continuing claims related to the War of 1812. Signed by Townsend while serving as Adjutant General of New York. Excellent condition.
Catalog: # AM-3616
State: New York
Topic: Civil War
Price: $65.00

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