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Historical Autographs

Many of history's greatest moments have been commemorated with an autograph. From the earliest artist signatures of ancient Greece to the signors of the Declaration of the Independence, historical autographs add an air of authenticity to documents and create a tangible connection to our shared past.

Though the practice of making one's mark on official documents dates back generations, the collecting of signatures is a more recent phenomenon. Enthusiasm for autographs swelled over the course of the 19th century as collectors realized just how significant signatures can be.

While some autograph collectors directly solicit signatures from their favorite figures, others turn to the retail market, seeking out autograph dealers who can provide authenticated... Read more

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1784 Deed to Property in New Brunswick, New Jersey -- ''...previous to the late Revolution...''

August 31, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Viceroy of Peru Don Luis de Velasco, Marques de Salinas Document Signed in 1603

August 31, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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King Charles II Restoration Period Letter Signed

August 31, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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George Custer Lot of 10 Signed Envelopes

August 31, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$6,000 (starting bid)

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George Custer Envelope Made Out in His Hand to His Wife -- ''Mrs. Genl Custer''

August 31, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt Personalized Photo

September 3, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Clinton, TN, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Historic Autographs - Eton Medley by J.W

September 6, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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GENERAL DOUGLAS MacARTHUR (1880-1964) A SIGNED TYPEWRITTEN LETTER, DATED FEBRUARY 15, 1956,

September 11, 2016, 1:00 PM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Explorer, Rear Admiral Byrd Sends Autograph with Sentiments

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$190 (starting bid)

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Union Spy Bryant, Colored Artillery, Supported Changes for Blacks

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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Charles Lindbergh Grateful to Tillinghast for Photos for Wife's Book; Spirit of St. Louis

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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Captain Peres Loring Orders and Accepts Wood Shortly After War of 1812

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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French & Indian War Col. Pitkin Signs 1756 Receipt

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$140 (starting bid)

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1796 Sale Involves Henry Wray who Marched with George Washington

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Ace LT. Billo Received Distinguished Flying Cross

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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WW II GI First to Get Sex Change; Made Living Telling Story

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$60 (1 bid)

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British Scholar Jacob Bryant: Goddess Invented Medicine, Bestows Immortality

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$160 (starting bid)

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Harpers Ferry Mayor Murdered by Quaker During John Brown's Raid -- Two Signatures

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$190 (starting bid)

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The Oath of Allegiance of Enoch Brown: Moves to Boston and Renounces the British Crown

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Capt. Samuel Ward, Supported Benedict Arnold, Signs 1785 Bill

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Gen. Gaines Undergoes Court Martial for Failing to Give Credit, Research Included

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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Abolitionist Tilton Sued Henry Ward Beecher for Engaging in Intimacy with His Wife

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Texas Cowboy-Lawman Jackman, Mexican-War LT, Confederate, Fought Indians

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$140 (starting bid)

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Ex-CSA Capt. Turner, Wounded, P.O.W. Wants Drunken Mail Clerk Retained

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Early MA Documents: Oath of Allegiance, Sale of Blacksmith Shop, Farm Animals

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Archive: Captain Lost Leg at Fredericksburg, Donates for Graves in the South

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$90 (starting bid)

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U.S. Consul General for Columbia, Simeon Bloodgood, Executes Deed

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Jackson County, Indiana, Early Settler, Clerk, Signs 1831 Marriage Certificate

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$45 (starting bid)

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Wild West Sheriff Olney -- Early Vigilante -- Declares Felon Missing from Arizona Territory

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$140 (starting bid)

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Hopewell House Petition, Bond for Liquor Tavern with Revenue Stamps; Ex-Civil War Captain

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$130 (starting bid)

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Duchess Warburton Approves Rent, Tax Payments for 1763 -- Exceptional

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$190 (starting bid)

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Revolutionary War Patriot, Politician Samuel Freeman Signs Legal Document Twice

September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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