Lot 19: 1893 GEORGE DEWEY Signed Check with Engraved Print Display Framed
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Admiral George Dewey Signed Check & Engraved Print
GEORGE DEWEY (1837-1917). The only person in United States History to attain the rank of Admiral of the Navy; best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish American War.
June 1, 1893-Dated, Partially-Printed Document Check Signed, "Geo. Dewey," 7.75" x 3", Choice Extremely Fine. A Riggs & Co, Washington, D.C. Check, Engrossed and Signed by Dewey, in the amount of $58.92. Professionally matted and framed together with a 4" x 6.5" engraved portrait print of Dewey with engraved facsimile signature. In modern frame, measuring to 11.5" x 17.5". Check appears in nice condition with light soiling at the top margin. Punch cancelled "PAID" in lower right, not intersecting Dewey's vivid 2.5" long signature. Quite lovely and ready to hang on display.