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Auction Description for One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions, LLC: Winter Discovery Auction
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Winter Discovery Auction

(342 Lots)

by One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions, LLC

342 lots | 341 with images

February 7, 2013

Miami, FL, 33146 USA

Phone: 800-570-7273


Full George Washington Signature along with Swatch of his Coat and His Hair

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Description: A framed 14.75x 15.25 inch display featuring an autograph of George Washington, a square piece of Washington's coat and a lock of approximately six strands of Washington's hair. The items are attractively framed with an engraved metal plaque and a 4.5 x 6.5 inch reproduction of a Gilbert Stuart portrait of Washington. Washington's signature is featured on a partial document which was originally part of a large March 17 1769 indenture between George Washington and Robert Thompson. The location of this signature has been identified on a lifesize color reproduction of the 21" x 17" original document from which the fragment was excised, which is included in this lot. The display also features a piece of George Washington's cloak from the family of his personal secretary Colonel Tobias Lear, who was also one of Washington's best friends. It was purchased in a lot of other material sold at auction in February 5, 2010. Complete provenance is included. The lock of six strands of George Washington's hair comes from from the Custis-Powell family. Librarians at Mount Vernon and at Woodlawn Plantation (both in Virginia) have commented that it was commonplace for Martha Custis Washington to give her husband's hair as a gift both during his life and after his death. Colonel Levin Powell (1738-1810) was an intimate friend of Washington and a Revolutionary War hero. A certification of authenticity from noted American dealer and collector Charles Hamilton is included To place a bid go to

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Thomas Jefferson Handwritten and Signed Letter

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Description: A compassionate Jefferson sends $400 for the wives of Italian sculptors Michele and Giacomo Raggi to join their husbands in America as they carved the Ionic and Corinthian capitals on the columns of the Rotunda of the University of Virginia. Autograph Letter Signed "Th: Jefferson," one page, 7.75" x 3.75". Monticello, February 15, 1820. To John Vaughan. Light toning at perimeter and light show-through of docketing on verso. Darkly penned and signed by Jefferson. Fine condition. In full, "I yesterday took the liberty of inclosing a draft for 400.D. with a request to remit it to Mr Appleton, and promised by the ensuing mail to send the letters of advice for him as to it's [sic] disposition. This I now do, and therefore pray you to forward them to him with the remittance, and repeat to you my affectionate and respectful salutations." John Vaughan (1756-1841) was an English wine merchant and long-time treasurer and librarian for the American Philosophical Society. Jefferson later wrote Michele, "On the 19th. of Feb. 1819. yourself and your relation Giacomo Raggi entered into a Notorial contract in Leghorn, with Mr. Appleton, acting in my name, on behalf of the University of Virginia, to come to Virginia, and continue in our service as Sculptor for the term of three years from that date ... when afterwards you both became desirous that your wives should come to you, we remitted to Mr Appleton 400. D. the sum you desired, to enable them to come. They declined coming. Yourself became uneasy & desponding, declared you could not continue here according to your contract, without your wife, and solicited to be discharged from your obligation ... during the 15 months you were here, for this you know, we have nothing to show but a single Ionic capitel, and an unfinished Corinthian..." To place a bid go to

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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

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Description: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison signed Ships papers.Partly-printed DS as president, signed "Th: Jefferson," and also signed by "James Madison" 11.25 x 14.5. Ship's papers which is in mint condition still unissued and not cut on top like most. Tastefully matted and framed with an oval portrait of both Jefferson and Madison. . intersecting folds, some light skipping to signature, fine condition. The white paper seal is crisp and intact. A particularly clean and presentable example. Oversized. To place a bid go to

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Washington Docketed letter

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Description: Own letters not only held and read by Washington but also with his writing dated 1781! Two late 18th-century letters to 'His Excellency General Washington'. (1) First is handwritten 9"x7" letter dated 'Philad(elphia) Aug. 1st, 1782' signed 'Smith, Clarkson' and seeking 'active service' upon 'the arrival of a French Fleet upon the Coast'. Folded, tiny ink smear in upper left corner, minor chipping at edges, a little separation at two folds. (2) Four 7"x3" panels of 1781 handwritten letter from John Mercer to 'His Excellency General Washington' requesting repayment of loan made to further the purposes of the revolution, docketed 'John Mercer 20th Mar. 1781' in Washington's hand. Yellowed paper with burned edges & other minor damage, still quite readable. Interesting lot. To place a bid go to

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James Madison

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Description: DS "James Madison", a land grant from the service of "Thomas Hopper, a Captain for three years", I page, vellum, July 24,1815, Washington, DC, 12" x 14.75". To place a bid go to

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