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459 lots with images

November 14, 2013

Miami, FL, 33146 USA

Phone: 800-570-7273

Email: david@oakauctions.com

George Washington ADS with rare Full Signature

Lot 1: George Washington ADS with rare Full Signature

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Description: Third-person ADS in Washington's hand, signed in-full in the text, "George Washington," one page, 6.25 x 3, June 2, 1773. Handwritten receipt, written on the back of advertisement for "Cards made by James McEvoy Card-maker in Ordinary to Her Majesty Piccadilly St. James's," reads, in full, "Received from George Washington the Sum of Twenty three pounds Currt for a dark bay horse sold him at Publick Vendue." Signed at the conclusion by John Lort. Document has been professionally inlaid into a slightly larger off-white sheet. Grandly double-cloth-matted and framed with a copy of the front of the advertisement, an engraved 15 shilling 1773 Pennsylvania note, three color images of Washington, and a small plaque, to an overall size of 47 x 29. In fine, clean condition. Both in his life as a Virginia planter and his career as a military man, George Washington embraced his affection for horses. One of the finest riders of his time, he actively participated in all facets of horsemanship, from breeding to racing, hunting to trading. This receipt "for a dark bay horse sold him at Publick Vendue," holds distinction not only in its relation to the future president's favorite hobby, but especially in its large, bold signature. Seldom signed with his entire name, this is a highly desirable example of his complete autograph, and is significantly larger than other full signatures that we have seen. Oversized

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US Broadside Approved George Washington 1793

Lot 2: US Broadside Approved George Washington 1793

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Description: This is an unusual Broadside approved by Washington and Adams. There are 2 Acts addressed in the broadside by the Third Congress, one is for the restitution of duties for French imported Coffee which was destroyed in a fire in the port of Baltimore.

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George Washington & Sons of Liberty (1783)

Lot 3: George Washington & Sons of Liberty (1783)

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Description: Rare and historically important 1783 original copper plate printed fabric titled "America Presenting at the altar of Liberty". Featured in Smithsonian curator Herbert Collins" monumental work "Threads of History". Features a large portrait of General George Washington at upper left. To the right is Lady Liberty holding a large medallion of portraits of Washington and Benjamin Franklin. She sits atop an altar base which reads, "America Presenting at the Altar of Liberty Medallions of her Illustrious Sons". The Sons of Liberty depict the image background with famous historical figures John Adams, John Jay, Robert Morris and Samuel Huntington. historically important 1783 original copper plate printed fabric titled â€aeAmerica Presenting at the altar of Liberty”. Featured in Smithsonian curator Herbert Collins” monumental work â€aeThreads of History”. Features a large portrait of General George Washington at upper left. To the right is Lady Liberty holding a large medallion of portraits of Washington and Benjamin Franklin. She sits atop an altar base which reads, â€aeAmerica Presenting at the Altar of Liberty Medallions of her Illustrious Sons”. The Sons of Liberty depict the image background with famous historical figures John Adams, John Jay, Robert Morris and Samuel Huntington. Adorned in red and beige, textile appears to be a Revolutionary War adaptation of ancient Greek art and was identified as number six in â€aeThreads of History”. Measuring 30.5x22.75, with eight rings on reverse for hanging.Small tears near Washingtons knee, arm and face, light staining near one portrait and at altar base and minor wear at perimeters. In very good condition. A unique opportunity to own a piece of well documented American history.

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James Madison and James Monroe DE

Lot 4: James Madison and James Monroe DE

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Description: parchment document signed by two presidents. (Monroe signed as Secretary of War.) The document dated February 1, 1815, appoints Alexander Brownlow a Captain in the second regiment of Infantry. There is considerable staining, and Madison's signature is faded. Otherwise an uncommon document.

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John Quincy Adams Letter about Deputy Marshall Appointment

Lot 5: John Quincy Adams Letter about Deputy Marshall Appointment

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Description: John Quincy Adams (6th US President, 1825 - 1829), then Secretary of State, signed letter dated 22 March 1821 addressed to Jeremiah Sprague, Deputy Marshall of Boston, MA regarding the appointment of Col. Samuel D. Harris as Marshal of the United States and Massachusetts. The letter contains the broken seal.Letter is signed " I am, with much Respect, your obedient and very humble servant, John Quincy Adams". Other than folds and the original tearing of the wax seal, paper browned slightly due to age, the document is in very good condition

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