Heritage Auctions May 4-5 Americana and Political Signature Auction In Progress

Bid in The Heritage Auctions May 4-5 Americana and Political Signature Auction.  There are 900+ lots of items slated for the auction block. Bid, view and register at historical.ha.com.

FEATURED ITEMS

  • Bryan & Sewall: Exceptional Never-Before-Seen Jugate Poster
  • Henry Clay: A Marvelous Rare and Highly Distinctive 1844 Campaign Flag Banner
  • Abraham Lincoln: A Fine 1861 Illinois Postmaster’s Appointment with Strong Lincoln Signature
  • George Washington: A Superb, Large, Signed Oil on Canvas Portrait by Philadelphia Artist Robert Street (1796-1865)
  • James G. Blaine: Simply the Most Exciting Poster of this Era Which We Have Ever Encountered
  • Robert E. Lee: Mammoth Mathew Brady Photograph
  • Roosevelt & Garner: Very Rare 2 1/4 inch Jugate Variety
  • Donald J. Trump: A Beautiful Original Sketch of the New York City Skyline, Signed and Dated 2004
  • Bryan & Stevenson and McKinley & Roosevelt: The Iconic Jugate Eclipse 1 1/4 inch Button
  • General George Washington’s ‘Christmas Miracle’: Crossing the Delaware and the Stunning Victory at Trenton
  • Jordan B. Noble: African American Drummer in the War of 1812 Personally Owned Snare Drum
  • Rare Punch Cigar Store Advertising Figure Cast in Zinc, Circa 1885
  • Sam Houston: Fabulous Life-Size Pastel Portrait by Harriet Anderson Stubbs Murphy
  • James Butler ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok: Perhaps the Most Important Known Autograph Letter Signed from this Old West Legend
  • John A. Sutter: A Superb Engraved Sword Presented to this Famous California Gold Rush Figure by the Sutter Rifles Militia Group

Sessions:

1 – Grand Format Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live): 
(Lots 43001-43326) – 11:00 AM Central Time, Saturday, May 4, 2019.
(Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

2 – Grand Format Internet Session – No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
(Lots 43327-43996) – 11:00 AM Central Time, Sunday, May 5, 2019.
(Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

Heritage is honored to present the first installment of significant buttons from one of the political hobby’s premier collections. The father and son collecting team of Sam and Jeff Pressman were among the earliest collectors to target only key items based on rarity, graphics, and condition. They assembled a superb, highly refined collection in the 1960s and early 1970s which will now be made available to a new generation of collectors through Heritage.

One of the Pressmans’ centerpieces is a black and white version of the familiar Whitehead and Hoag Cox-Roosevelt, normally seen in a brown coloration. The Pressman button is believed to be the only known example, and it has been speculated that it may have been a Whitehead and Hoag sample which never went into production. For comparison purposes we picture here the Pressman jugate along with a “standard” Cox-Roosevelt sold earlier by Heritage.

A few highlights from the Pressman collection appearing in the next auction: An iconic multi-color Bryan and Stevenson jugate “eclipse” button; a spectacular 1920 Harding and Coolidge jugate badge; perhaps the premier single portrait design from Charles Evans Hughes‘s unsuccessful 1916 campaign against Woodrow Wilson; a stunning 1912 Debs-Seidel Socialist jugate; and a never-before-offered 1908 “hopeful” button for Progressive champion Robert M. Lafollette. Please visit the preview section on our web site, HA.com, to see more exciting Pressman offerings! Below is a history of this collection written by Jeff Pressman.

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