JAMES A. GARFIELD Garfield, as President, signed the day before his 1881 assassination Right portion of a blank check signed: "J.A. Garfield", 4½x2¾. Washington, D.C., 188_. Riggs & Co. check most probably signed as President. Left edge ragged. Horizontal fold crease above signature. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by: a handwritten note of provenance by S. W. Cowles, which reads, "This check was signed by Genl. Garfield at the White House in Washington, D.C. July 1st/81, the day before his assassination. It was present [sic] to me by Mrs. Lucretia R. Garfield at Mentor, Ohio, Oct. 1881." Lightly toned and soiled. Otherwise, fine condition. The fact that this check is neither filled out nor dated, coupled with the fact that we have had completed checks of the same type filled out by another and signed by Garfield, indicates that President Garfield signed blank checks that were later to be filled out. This check was probably torn in half after he died to protect it from being used by an unauthorized party or, more likely, to be given by Mrs. Garfield to admirers of her late husband requesting his autograph. Garfield (1831-1881) rose to the rank of Major General in the U.S. read more...
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SPIRO AGNEW His signature on a baseball bat which also has his name imprinted Baseball Bat signed: "Spiro T. Agnew". Adirondack Big Stick model baseball bat, imprinted with his name and signed in felt tip on the barrel. Fine condition. read more...
Sale Price $432.00
GERALD FORD Mini 16-inch Louisville Slugger Hall of Fame bat, signed in blue felt tip on the barrel Miniature Baseball Bat signed: "Gerald Ford". Miniature 16-inch Louisville Slugger baseball bat engraved with the Baseball Hall of Fame logo, signed in blue felt tip on the barrel. read more...
Sale Price $360.00