ORVILLE WRIGHT Orville Wright signed this document in 1945 to lease 135 acres of farm and pastureland that he owned in Indiana. This document was signed three years before Wright's death and offers a look into how he paid his bills late in life. Lease signed "Orville Wright" as Lessor. 2 pages, 8½x12¾, single-sided sheets, bound with two staples at top edge. Feb. 6, 1945. Wright signed this lease agreement to lease 135 acres of farm and pastureland in "Township 23 North", Indiana [possibly Fowlerton] to Clayton W. Dickerson of Jonesboro, Indiana. The lease's term was from March 1, 1945, to Feb. 28, 1946. Dickerson leased the farm - which included improvements like an orchard, garden lot and barn - for $6 per acre or a total of $810, paid in full to Wright on Sept. 1, 1945. This lease also laid out Dickerson's responsibilities. In short, he had to maintain the land and its buildings out of his own pocket and pay one-half the cost for seed and fertilizer and for threshing and hulling any crops, with Wright paying the other half. Wilbur (1867-1912, born near Millville, Indiana) and Orville (1871-1948, born in Dayton, Ohio) formed the Wright Cycle Company in 1892 and manufactured bicycles. read more...
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JOHN MORTIMER COURTNEY The civil servant who specialized in banking and finance signed this Canadian dollar Currency Signed: “J.M. Courtney” 3¼x7¼. Dominion of Canada dollar #936834. John Mortimer Courtney (1838-1920) was an English financier and banker. read more...
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JACK DEMPSEY - CURRENCY SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: TOM DRAKE, KAY FRANCIS, REX STUART, GRACE DARBY, HAZEL RANDALL, MARGARET HOLM, BASIL RATHBONE, GOVERNOR ARTHUR CAPPER, BING CROSBY - HFSID 175535Strip of eight notes from the United States and Algeria and from the Japanese occupation forces, signed by many celebrities, including champion boxer Jack Dempsey, singer Bing Crosby, actors Basil Rathbone, Kay Francis and Tom Drake, trombonist Fred Robinson and Kansas Governor Arthur Capper read more...
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DOUGLAS DILLON and ELIZABETH RUDEL SMITH Dollar bill signed by Douglas Dillon and Elizabeth Rudel Smith, U. S. Secretary of the Treasury and U. S. Treasurer under President John F. Kennedy Dollar bill signed "Elizabeth Rudel Smith" in blue ink and "Douglas Dillon" in black ink. 6x2½. read more...
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HENRY FOWLER. Currency signed: "Henry H. Fowler" above his facsimile signature on front of a $1.00 U.S. Federal Reserve Note, 6x2½, Series 1963 A. Henry H. Fowler (1908-2000) of Virginia was read more...
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OSCAR MAYER. Silver Certificate signed: "Oscar Mayer", 6¼x2½, Series 1935E. German-born Oscar Mayer founded Oscar Mayer & Brothers in Chicago in 1883. His meatpacking firm became a household name through catchy jingles, the Weinermobile and other innovative marketing strategies read more...
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PAUL ANTHONY SAMUELSON 1936 Chinese five-yuan note signed by the 1970 Nobel Prize laureate for economics Chinese five-yuan note signed: "Paul A Samuelson/MIT, 1977", 6x3. Central Bank of China Note, 1936. read more...
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CONFEDERATE CURRENCY (NORTH CAROLINA, CO-SIGNED BY: R.G. LINDSAY) The seceding state's Public Treasurer signs a 50-cent bill. Currency signed: "R. G. Lindsay" as Public Treasurer, 5x2¾. Raleigh, North Carolina, 1862 September 1. Printed State of North Carolina Treasury note no. read more...
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CONFEDERATE CURRENCY (NORTH CAROLINA, CO-SIGNED BY: R. G. LINDSAY) A One-Dollar bill issued by the State Treasury Currency signed: "R. G. Lindsay" as Public Treasurer, 5x2¾. Raleigh, North Carolina, 1861 October 18. Printed State of North Carolina Treasury note no. 8546, $1. read more...
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