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U.S. Presidents
 
 
Lot Photo Description
Lot 1
James Monroe (1758-1831), 5th President of the United States (1817-1825), off white clip from a document, signed "Jas Monroe" as Secretary of State, mounted on white paper, 2½" x 1", light soiling, Very Good.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 2
James Knox Polk (1790-1862), 11th President of the United States (1845-1849), off white clip from a document signed "James K Polk", 3" x 1" a bit of mounting residue on reverse, Very Good.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 3
Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), 13th President of the United States (1850-1853), Vice President Under Taylor (1849-1850), autograph letter signed "Millard Fillmore", one page two adjoining sheets, Buffalo Jany 14, 1871, to Ben Perley Poore, American journalist, Fillmore thanks Poore for obtaining a copy of the Congressional Directory for the 3rd session of the 41st Congress, fresh and Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 4
(Abraham Lincoln's Assassination). Tom Taylor (1817-1880), English playwright and editor of "Punch", wrote play "Our American Cousin", one page, 3" x 5", no date or place, telling a contributor he hopes to be able to include his piece in weeks "Punch", Fine.
Estimate 100 - 150

"Our American Cousin" was the play Lincoln was watching at Ford's theater the night he was assassinated.

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Lot 5
Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893), 19th President of the United States (1877-1881), photo of First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes, signed "RB Hayes, 4" x 6", Very Good.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 6
Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893), 19th President of the United States (1877-1881), partly printed document signed as president "RB Hayes", one page, 7¾" x 10", 19 March, 1879, directing the "Secretary of State to "cause the seal of the United States to be affixed to a warrant for the pardon of Carter Jones", negligible clip impression, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 7
Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893), 19th President of the United States (1877-1881), autograph note signed "RB Hayes", likely as President, 3½" x 2½", "admit bearer before 8 PM…", Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 8
Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1885-1889 (1893-1897), Governor of New York, on Executive Mansion card, signed and dated as President, "Grover Cleveland May 1895", 4¼" x 2¾", some old mounting remnants on reverse, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 9
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States (1901-1909), Vice President under McKinley (1901), boldly signed "Theodore Roosevelt" on White House card, 4" x 2½", no date, faint soiling, negligible bend, Very Good.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 10
William H. Taft (1857-1930), 27th President of the United States (1909-1913), and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, typed letter signed "Wm H Taft" as President, one page two adjoining sheets 7" x 9", White House stationary, April 14, 1911, to Judge Walter I. Smith, three months after Taft had appointed then Congressman Smith to the bench, praising him, "I assume from what I hear that you have put in some good work, and I think it has resulted properly, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 11
William H. Taft (1857-1930), 27th President of the United States (1909-1913), and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, typed letter signed with handwritten note signed "Wm H Taft", one sheet 7" x 9", December 25, 1914, New Haven Connecticut, thanking the chairman of the Republican City Committee for his Christmas greeting, lightly soiled on reverse, Fine.
Estimate 100 - 150
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Lot 12
Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), 30th President of the United States (1923-1929), Vice President under Harding (1921-1923), Governor of Massachusetts, illustrated White House card, signed as President "Calvin Coolidge", 6" x 4", ms notation on reverse, autographed Feby 27, 1929, Fine, scarce format.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 13
Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), 30th President of the United States (1923-1929), Vice President under Harding (1921-1923), Governor of Massachusetts, typed letter signed as President, one sheet 7" x 9", White House letterhead, December 23, 1925, well wishes to the wife of Idaho senator William E Borak, Very Fine.
Estimate 150 - 200
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Lot 14
Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), 31st President of the United States (1929-1933), typed letter signed as President, "Herbert Hoover", one sheet 7" x 10½", May 7, 1935, apparently turning down an invitation to go fishing. Fine.
Estimate 150 - 200
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Lot 15
Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), 33rd President of the United States (1945-1953), Vice President under Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1945), typed letter signed "Harry Truman", one sheet 7" x 10½", May 20, 1966, Independence Missouri, thanking Basil O'Connor, noted attorney, for his birthday wishes, file holes at top, Fine.
Estimate 100 - 150
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Lot 16
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Lot 17
Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994), 37th President of the United States, Vice President (1953-1961), signed photo "Richard Nixon" of the 1972 Republican Convention 10" x 8", Very Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 18
Gerald Ford (1913-2006), 38th President of the United States (1974-1977), Vice President under Richard Nixon (1973-1974), formal photo, seated, inscribe and signed "To Patrick Devine, keep up your organ practice and study hard. Best wishes Jerry Ford", light crease at top, Fine, accompanied by a letter from E.R. Haggar (founder of Haggar Slacks), May 11, 1979, telling Mrs. Devine that "Former President Ford, who is a good friend of mine, was in Dallas this week and I asked him to autograph a photo for Patrick. I thought he would like this as a memento and would encourage him to continue to work hard and practice the organ.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 19
Gerald Ford (1913-2006), 38th President of the United States (1974-1977), Vice President under Richard Nixon (1973-1974), typed letter signed "Jerry", one sheet 5" x 8", Congressional stationery October 29, 1973, the letter was written two weeks after his nomination to be Vice President for Nixon, following Spiro Agnew's resignation, Ford thanks Thomas Parry for his congratulations, Light mounting remnants on reverse of two corners, with minor faults to those corners, Fine.
Estimate 150 - 200
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