University Archives October 2nd online auction is packed with 240 lots in many collecting categories
A letter handwritten and signed by George Washington, a Walt Disney twice-signed stock certificate, JFK's official schedule from the day of his assassination in 1963 and an Apollo 11 lunar landing photo signed by Neil Armstrong are a few top lots.
By: University Archives
The auction will begin at 10:30 am Eastern time. Live bidding has already been posted online and bidding is available via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. The auction is packed with an important selection of autographed documents, manuscripts, books and photos – 240 lots in all. Folks can visit the website and browse at www.UniversityArchives.com.
Categories include Americana (including presidents, Declaration and Constitution signers, Rev. War and Civil War), foreign leaders and royalty (featuring such luminaries as Napoleon, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Lady Diana, Benito Mussolini, Nelson Mandela, Catherine II, Wilhelm II and Ferdinand & Isabella), business and finance, aviation and space, art, literature, music and crime.
"We have a massive amount of material relating to foreign leaders, particularly Russian," said John Reznikoff, president and owner of University Archives. "There's a long list of items signed by Romanov emperors and empresses. The sale is also strong in the history of American business and finance, with lots of documents that pertain to tycoons, bankers and speculators."
In the early American history category, the sale features Civil War battlefield maps and materials relating to United States presidents and their wives. Aviation and space has items pertaining to Charles Lindbergh, Orville Wright and Robert E. Peary. Collectors of literary, artistic, and musical figures, as well as sports, entertainment and crime memorabilia, are almost certain to find what they're looking for.
The letter penned and signed by then-General George Washington as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, dated Jan. 28, 1781 and addressed "to the Officer Commanding the Jersey Troops at Pompton", is historically important because he writes that his troops "have crossed the Delaware" – a reference to one of the key moments in American history (est. $50,000-$60,000)
For more information about University Archives and the Wednesday, October 2nd Internet-only auction, please visit www.universityarchives.com. For phone bidding, please call 203-454-0111.