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Items signed by many important figures are in One of a Kind Collectibles' Sept. 10th online auction
A signed letter from then-General George Washington, a book signed by John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy at Christmas 1962, and a signed letter from Albert Einstein are expected top lots in the Internet-only auction ending at 8 pm Eastern time.
By: One of a Kind Collectibles
Remarking on the online event, David Gindy of One of a Kind Collectibles said, "This auction truly has a wide array of historic and scientific items. So many of these rare autographs and books capture poignant moments in history. Many of the lots in the auction showcase prominent figures throughout history, American history in particular. It truly is a collector's paradise."
Estimated to bring $15,000-$20,000, the 1776 letter from Washington to Abraham Yates, Jr. is a strong candidate for top lot of the auction. The one-page letter was written in the hand of Washington's aide-de-camp and signed by Washington. After the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Long Island, Washington implored Yates (a New York politician and lawyer) to send "four large Albany sloops...with as much dispatch as possible" to move wounded troops from New York City up the Hudson River to Orange Town.
The JFK and Jackie Kennedy signed copy of The White House: A Historic Guide was given as a gift at the White House's 1962 Christmas party. JFK wrote and signed it, "For Chris with the affectionate regards of his friends John Kennedy...Christmas 1962." After his signature, he left a space for Jackie to sign, "and love from Jackie." The signed book, a memento of the Kennedys' final Christmas together in Camelot, should gavel for $6,000-$8,000.
One of a Kind Collectibles Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece or an entire collection, you may call toll-free, 800-570-7273, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. They offer quick turnaround and immediate cash options. To learn more, or to register and bid now for the Sept. 10 auction, visit www.OAKauctions.com.