Skinner

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Auction 2386

November 18, 2007 11:00AM

11-18-2007 11-18-2007

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Lots

Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)

Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$4,406$3,750

Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801), Autograph document signed, New Haven, 28 June, 1769, one page, to Mr. Cables, concerning a breakdown of a shipment of rum and who would own and/or receive particular More ...

Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878)

Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878)

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$470$400

Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878), Autograph sentiment signed, dated November 22nd, 1876, "These struggling tides of of Life, that seem, In wayward aimless course to tend, Are eddies of the Mighty More ...

(Civil War, Union)

(Civil War, Union)

Lot:
3
Sold for:
$705$600

(Civil War, Union), English sterling silver presentation hunter case pocket watch with cabinet card, the watch hallmarked London, 1859, with engine turned covers, inscription engraved to interior More ...

(Civil War, Union), Fellows, Daniel H., Co. "C" first Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

(Civil War, Union), Fellows, Daniel H., Co. "C" first Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$441$375

(Civil War, Union), Fellows, Daniel H., Co. "C" first Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Four autograph letters signed, 1862-April 20th, 1865, describing various activities and the actions of the More ...

(Civil War, Union)

(Civil War, Union)

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$1,175$1,000

(Civil War, Union), Three diaries, compiled by Abiel A. Livermore, Company "B", 8th New Hampshire Volunteers, 1861-1863, each cloth and pocket sized, mostly concerning camp life and eventually More ...

(Civil War, Union, Battle of Bull Run)

(Civil War, Union, Battle of Bull Run)

Lot:
6
Sold for:
$881$750

(Civil War, Union, Battle of Bull Run), Manuscript document signed, one page, header reading "List of the Killed, Wounded and Missing in the 11th Regt. Mass. Vol. at the Battle of Bulls [sic] Run More ...

(Civil War, Union Navy), Archive of Commander Samuel Gregory

(Civil War, Union Navy), Archive of Commander Samuel Gregory

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$6,463$5,500

(Civil War, Union Navy), Archive of Commander Samuel Gregory, 1861-1864, Commander of the U.S. Steamer Western World, later the U.S. Brig Perry, later the U.S.S. Potomska, comprising approximately More ...

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889)

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889)

Lot:
9
Sold for:
$4,406$3,750

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889), Manuscript letter signed, dated Richmond, Sept. 29th, 1862, one page, as President of the Confederacy, to Colonel J.R. Davis, requesting that Davis go to Petersburg to More ...

Rare and Historically Important Contemporary Broadside Printing of the Declaration   of Independence

Rare and Historically Important Contemporary Broadside Printing of the Declaration of Independence

Lot:
11
Sold for:
$693,500$625,000

Rare and Historically Important Contemporary Broadside Printing of the Declaration of Independence, Boston: John Gill, and Powars and Willis, in Queen-Street, sheet size 19 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. More ...

Edison, Thomas (1847-1931)

Edison, Thomas (1847-1931)

Lot:
12
Sold for:
$529$450

Edison, Thomas (1847-1931), Signed letter, dated August 20th, 1915, one page, to B.A. Morton, Union Trust Company, concerning a matter with his son Charles Edison, (stamped, crayon marked and More ...

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$10,575$9,000

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790), Signed document, dated July 13, 1787, one page, on vellum, land transfer and purchase by Samuel Everit and Michael Probst of a tract of land entitled "Munster", More ...

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)

Lot:
14
Sold for:
$6,756$5,750

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790), Autograph sentiment signed, [no date], cut from a larger document, stating "Your most hum[ble] Ser[van]t B. Franklin, and with Esq. to the lower right corner, framed More ...

(French and Indian War, Broadside)

(French and Indian War, Broadside)

Lot:
15
Sold for:
$22,325$19,000

(French and Indian War, Broadside), Printed broadside, [1747], written by Jonathan Livermore, entitled New England Bravery: Being a full and true Account of the City of Louisbourg, by New England More ...

Hancock, John (1737-1793)

Hancock, John (1737-1793)

Lot:
16
Sold for:
$5,288$4,500

Hancock, John (1737-1793), Signed document, one page, July 1, 1781, as Governor of Massachusetts, appointing Asa Fairbanks Captain of the Company in the Forth Regiment of Militia in the County of More ...

(Harvardiana)

(Harvardiana)

Lot:
17
Sold for:
$353$300

(Harvardiana), 19th century, black and white photograph depicting the Harvard Baseball Club, 5 3/4 by 9 1/4 in., (some smudging and edge wear, wrinkling). More ...

Hopkins, Stephen (1707-1785), Signer from Rhode Island

Hopkins, Stephen (1707-1785), Signer from Rhode Island

Lot:
18
Sold for:
$441$375

Hopkins, Stephen (1707-1785), Signer from Rhode Island, Signed document, dated February 9th, 1760, one page, on vellum, a writ concerning the expulsion of John Nichols from the military, 14 1/4 by More ...

Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845), Broadside

Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845), Broadside

Lot:
19
Sold for:
$1,645$1,400

Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845), Broadside, President Jackson's Proclamation addressed to the People of South Carolina, Philadelphia: Printed by C.A. Elliott and sold by Thomas Morrison, [1832], More ...

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)

Lot:
20
Sold for:
$64,625$55,000

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), Important autograph letter signed, dated Philadelphia, January 3, 1794, one page, as Secretary of State, to Thomas Pinckney, Ambassador to Great Britain, informing him More ...

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)

Lot:
21
Sold for:
$11,750$10,000

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), Autograph letter signed, dated Monticello September 13, 1808, one page, as President, to Samuel Harrison Smith, editor, concerning his defense of the embargo of More ...

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)

Lot:
22
Sold for:
$7,050$6,000

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), Signed document, one page, January 23, 1809, as President, on vellum, commission for Henry Caldwell as Captain in the Navy, countersigned by Robert Smith as Secretary More ...

Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908-1973)

Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908-1973)

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$264$225

Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908-1973), Color photograph signed to mount with sentiment, [1968], unframed, photo laid down, photo size 9 1/4 x 7 1/4, unframed; sold together with a framed black and white More ...

Kennedy, John F. (1917-63)

Kennedy, John F. (1917-63)

Lot:
24
Sold for:
$2,703$2,300

Kennedy, John F. (1917-63), Three signed Senate passes, dated July 1955, for the reserved gallery for the 84th Congress, on pink U.S. Senate card, (good). More ...

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Lot:
25
Sold for:
$2,115$1,800

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963), The Strategy of Peace, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960, signed on flyleaf, and inscribed in another hand July 24, 1960, Hyannisport, cloth, with dustjacket, 8vo, More ...

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Lot:
26
Unsold
 

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963), Inscribed pastel portrait of John F. Kennedy, signed by the artist Harry Craden and dated 1960, and inscribed in pen by Kennedy "with best regards," undated, framed, More ...

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Lot:
27
Unsold
 

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963), Signed letter, dated June 18th, 1960, one page, as Senator, to Miss Margaret Flanagan, acknowledging a letter concerning mutual security funds, with envelope. More ...

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)

Lot:
27A
Unsold
 

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963), Signed copy, Profiles in Courage, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956, inscribed and signed on flyleaf "John Kennedy," cloth, 8vo, (dust jacket with tears and chips). More ...

(Kennedy White House, Interior Design), Kennedy, Jacqueline and Parrish, Sister

(Kennedy White House, Interior Design), Kennedy, Jacqueline and Parrish, Sister

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$2,115$1,800

(Kennedy White House, Interior Design), Kennedy, Jacqueline and Parrish, Sister, Archive of correspondence concerning the White House interior design and later projects, including a page taken from More ...

MacArthur, General Douglas (1880-1964)

MacArthur, General Douglas (1880-1964)

Lot:
29
Sold for:
$35,250$30,000

MacArthur, General Douglas (1880-1964), Collection of documents, comprising three pencil written transcripts for coded messages; first, a six page pencil transcript for a coded message, entitled More ...

(Massachusetts History and Navy)

(Massachusetts History and Navy)

Lot:
30
Sold for:
$5,581$4,750

(Massachusetts History and Navy), Four documents in common frame, comprising a fine levied by the Governor, June 15, 1774, signed by Thomas Gage; a wage allotment from husband to wife from a sailor More ...

(Revolutionary War, Broadside)

(Revolutionary War, Broadside)

Lot:
31
Sold for:
$24,675$21,000

(Revolutionary War, Broadside), Boudinot, Elias, A Proclamation, Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by Sea as by Land, agreed upon between the United States of America and His Britannic More ...