Lot 13: 1875 Superbly Signed SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS (Mark Twain) Check
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
"Samuel L Clemens" Twice-Signed Check aka Mark Twain
SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS, aka "MARK TWAIN" (1835-1910). American Author and Humorist best known works are "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
July 10, 1875-Dated, Partially-Printed Document Check Signed and Endorsed, "Saml. L. Clemens," 1 page, 7.875" x 2.875", Choice Extremely Fine. Being a personal check both Engrossed and Signed by Samuel Clemens, (known to the world by his pen name "Mark Twain"), made out to "Self" and also endorsed by Clemens on verso! Drawn on First National Bank of Hartford, Ct., and payable in the amount of $100. Small hole in center of check, well away from both signatures. Margins trimmed with the bottom of this check cut off and the bottom of the previous check at top edge. Clemens' Two Signatures both remain clear and dark having superb eye appeal for display. Twice Signed and made out to "Self"!