Skip to Main Content Skip to Header Menu Skip to Main Menu Skip to Category Menu Skip to Footer

JOHN WANAMAKER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER FRAGMENT SIGNED 1912 - HFSID 155768

JOHN WANAMAKER Fragment of a letter handwritten by Wanamaker in 1912, signed "With all good wishes for 1912, Your aged friend". Comes with a fragment of a letter on verso written in Atlantic City on Jan. 10, 1912.

Sale Price $252.00

Reg. $280.00

Condition: See item description
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

JOHN WANAMAKER
Fragment of a letter handwritten by Wanamaker in 1912, signed "With all good wishes for 1912, Your aged friend". Comes with a fragment of a letter on verso written in Atlantic City on Jan. 10, 1912.
Autograph letter fragment signed: "With all good wishes for 1912/Your aged friend/John Wanamaker", 2 pages front and verso, 5x3½. On verso is a fragment of a letter dated Atlantic City, Jan. 10, 1912 and partially inscribed "CHELSEA" in blue at top. John Wanamaker (1838-1922, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American businessman who, in 1875, established the first department store, bringing a collection of specialty stores together under one roof in the former freight depot of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Philadelphia. Wanamaker, who was one of the first major retailers to employ advertising agencies to sell his goods, was also a leader in offering "fringe benefits" to his employees, who enjoyed paid vacations, health care, life insurance, pensions and financial aid for further education. As Postmaster General under President Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893), he issued the first commemorative stamps (over protests from Congress) and proved that they could be moneymakers. Lightly toned and creased. Light pinhead-sized impressions on paper. Fragment has been torn neatly from letter at top edge. Folded once and unfolded. Fold is worn. Otherwise, fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark
See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guarantee

COA with every purchase

All Questions Answered

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response