on April 3, 1829 by President Andrew Jackson, whose characteristically large, black fountain pen signature rates about "8" strength.
1860 Abraham Lincoln "Free Homes for the People" Portrait Campaign Ribbon
The "Free Homes For The People" legend at the bottom must have been particularly cloying to potential voters of the time,. The slogan referred to the "Radical Republican" notion, that poor people should have equality, and be free to travel and to work to improve their lot in life. This position eventually resulted in the passage of the Homestead Act, which provided free tracts of land in the Midwest for certain settlers. The offered ribbon, is constructed of cream-colored silk and bears deep black printing.
Extremely Rare and 1993 Bill Clinton Inauguration Gold Presentation Charm - Serial-Numbered "007" in a Limited Edition of 25 Pieces
This 18K gold, Bill Clinton presentation charm hails from a collection of 25 such examples that were serially numbered and distributed to women of importance (among whom were Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tipper Gore, and Linda Bloodworth Thomason) in honor of Clinton's presidential inauguration. Etched on the edge of the 3/4"-diameter charm is its limited edition designation of "007," along with "18KT." The scarce remembrance is housed in its original, custom cherrywood box.
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Signed Letters Collection (9 Different) Including Taney and Rehnquist
Presented is a collection of letters, and one First Day Cover, that carry the signatures of seventeen former members of the United States Supreme Court.. Includes: Roger B. Taney; Charles Evans Hughes; Earl Warren; Warren; John Paul Stevens; William Rehnquist ; Lewis F. Powell, Jr.; Harry A. Blackmun; and 1950 Supreme Court Signed FDC.
Historic Figures Signed "Flats" Collection (34 Items) Including FDR, George S. Patton, Harry S. Truman and George Bernard Shaw
The stunning collection features minuscule duplication of names and spans the 1940s through the 1970s, with many vintage signatures. The signatures (penned in a variety of ink types and colors) generally offer "7-9" display quality. Highlights include: Signed Photos (15); Signed Letters (5); Signed Index Cards (7); and Miscellaneous (7).
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About Mastro Auctions
Mastro Auctions, of Burr Ridge, Illinois, is part of the Silkroad Equity family of companies. The firm is the nation’s leading high-value collectibles auction company. The company has been involved in the sale of many of the most famous and valuable Sports and Americana collectibles ever publicly offered, including the most expensive baseball card ever sold at public auction (a 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner for $1.62 million), the most expensive baseball card set (1914 Cracker Jack, $960,000), and the bat Babe Ruth used to hit his first home run in Yankee Stadium ($1.2 million). Mastro Auctions also sold Norman Rockwell’s “The Dugout” original oil painting ($355,000), Roger Maris’ 1961 jersey (worn when he hit home run #61, $302,000), the bus Rosa Parks was riding when she refused to stand for segregation