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  • LOUIS AGASSIZ - CHECK ENDORSED 01/16/1873 CO-SIGNED BY: JAMES R. OSGOOD - HFSID 285106
    LOUIS AGASSIZ and JAMES R. OSGOOD Osgood wrote this $260 check, and Louis Agassiz endorsed it, in 1873, the year he died. Osgood's firm had published, and would soon re-issue, Agassiz' Geological Sketches. Check signed and endorsed: "James R. Osgood" (signer), "L. Agassiz" (endorsement), 7x3.

    Sale Price $488.75

    $575.00

  • NATHANIEL BOWDITCH - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 01/01/1834  - HFSID 157637
    NATHANIEL BOWDITCH. Partly Printed Check signed: "Nathl Bowditch" as Actuary of the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company, 5x1¾. Boston, 1834 January 1. Drawn on the Suffolk Bank payable to S. Appleton for $661.03.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • NATHANIEL BOWDITCH - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 06/09/1834 CO-SIGNED BY: M. L. HAL - HFSID 174510
    NATHANIEL BOWDITCH. Partially Printed Check signed: "Nathl Bowditch", 5x1¾. Boston, 1834 June 9. Drawn on the Cashier of Suffolk Bank, payable to C. Robbins for $3000. Signed by Bowditch as Actuary of the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company. Countersigned: "M.L Hale" as Secretary.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • SIR VIVIAN E. FUCHS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 10/23/1983  - HFSID 253100
    Check signed: "V. E. Fuchs", 6¼x3. Filled out in Fuchs' hand. Cambridge, England, 1983 October 23. Check No. 60-04-23, drawn on the account of Sir Vivian and Lady Fuchs at the National Westminster Bank, payable to Nicola Kirkham for one penny. Geologist Fuchs (1908-1999) led a 12-person Trans-Antarctic Expedition on the first land crossing of Antarctica.Starting from the Weddell Sea, he reached Scott Station on March 2, 1958, after traveling 2,158 miles in 98 days. This land crossing proved conclusively that under the polar ice sheet there existed the single continent of Antarctica. Fuchs, who directed the British Antarctic survey from 1958 to 1973, was knighted in 1958. Fine condition.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • JOSEPH GALAMB - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 03/24/1951  - HFSID 258736
    JOSEPH GALAMB The Engineer who designed the Model T pays the IRS. Partly Printed Check filled out and signed: "Joseph Galamb", 6¼x2¾. Detroit, Mich., 1951 March 24. Drawn on his account at The Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit, payable to "Collector of Internal Rev." for $2.61.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • RICHARD J. GATLING - CHECK ENDORSED 10/24/1857  - HFSID 295249
    RICHARD J. GATLING The inventor of the Gatling Gun endorses a check for 300.00, handsomely framed with two images of Gatling to 12x15. Check Endorsed: "R.J. Gatling", 7¼x3. Indianapolis, Indiana, 1857 October 24. Check No. 3, signed by Solomon Hairess, payable to R.J. Gatling for $300.00.

    Sale Price $1,360.00

    $1,600.00

  • CHARLES GOODYEAR - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 04/14/1860  - HFSID 347959
    CHARLES GOODYEARThe inventor of what is commonly known as rubber signed this check dated just weeks before his death Check Signed: "Chas. Goodyear" on a 2¼x6¼ check. Drawn from the Bank of the Metropolis in Washington D.C. for $200.00. Entire check visible.

    Sale Price $1,870.00

    $2,200.00

  • CHARLES GOODYEAR - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 04/21/1860  - HFSID 166920
    CHARLES GOODYEAR Written ten weeks before the death of the rubber pioneer. Partly Printed Check signed: "Chas Goodyear", 6½x2¼. Washington, D.C., 1860 April 21. Drawn on the Bank of Metropolis. The developer of the vulcanization process, the basic patent of the rubber manufacturing industry, pays R.A.

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • CHARLES GOODYEAR - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 05/12/1860  - HFSID 253060
    CHARLES GOODYEAR. Partly Printed Check filled out and signed: "Chas Goodyear", 6½x2½. Washington, D.C., 1860 May 12. Check No. 61, drawn on the Bank of Metropolis, payable to "R.A. Goodyear" for $20. Endorsed: "R.A. Goodyear" on verso.

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • CHARLES GOODYEAR - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 06/04/1860  - HFSID 102195
    CHARLES GOODYEAR. Partly Printed Check signed: "Chas Goodyear", 6¼x2½. Washington, D.C., 1860 June 4. Drawn on the Bank of the Metropolis. Filled out by James A. Dorr to himself for $100. Endorsed by Dorr on verso.

    Sale Price $1,700.00

    $2,000.00

  • ASA GRAY - CHECK ENDORSED 10/24/1884  - HFSID 17949
    ASA GRAY. Check from the Boston Society of Natural History endorsed by botanist Asa Gray, whose research provided crucial support for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, in 1884 Check endorsed "Asa Gray" and signed by the Treasurer of the Boston Society of Natural History. Pencil notations on front in unknown hand.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • CARL F. GREENE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 04/07/1920  - HFSID 252907
    CARL F. GREENE The inventor of the first pressure-cabin airplane signs a 1920 check for $15.00. A Rare Autograph! Check signed: "Carl F. Greene", 7¾x2¾. Washington, D.C., 1920 April 7. Drawn on The Riggs National Bank for $15.00 payable to Cash. Not endorsed. Greene, a Colonel in the U.S.

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • N. MONROE HOPKINS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 10/29/1918  - HFSID 252905
    N. MONROE HOPKINS. Partly Printed Check signed: "N. Monroe Hopkins", 7¼x3. Washington, D.C., 1918 October 29. Drawn on The Riggs National Bank, payable to Frank Simpson for $9.37.

    Sale Price $467.50

    $550.00

  • SIMON LAKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 01/17/1934  - HFSID 168657
    SIMON LAKEThe American inventor signed this check to the Engineers Club for $40.00. Check Signed: "Simon Lake Ex", 6¼x2¾. Milford, Conn., 1934 January 17. Drawn on The Milford Trust Company, payable to "Engineers Club" for $40.00.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • SIMON LAKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 03/10/1930  - HFSID 168782
    SIMON LAKEThe inventor of the submarine used by the United States in WWI issues and signed this check to The Lake Torpedo Boat Co. in the amount of $28.60. Partly Printed Check signed: "Simon Lake", 6¼x2¾. Milford, Conn., 1930 March 10.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • SIMON LAKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 05/18/1929  - HFSID 168650
    SIMON LAKEThe inventor filled out and signed this check to pay Lake Engineering Company $75.00. Check Signed: "Simon Lake", 6¼x2¾. Milford, Connecticut, 1929 May 18. Drawn on The Milford Trust Company, payable to "Lake Engineering Co." for $75.00.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • SIMON LAKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 06/02/1931  - HFSID 168755
    SIMON LAKE.The inventor who created the first open-water submarine signed this check to C.S. Mersick & Company for $20.00. Check Signed: "Simon Lake", 6¼x2¾. Milford, Connecticut, 1931 June 2. Drawn on The Milford Trust Company, payable to "C.S. Mersick & Co" for $20.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • SIMON LAKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 08/09/1929  - HFSID 168628
    A $34.20 check signed by the inventor and engineer framed with a black and white photograph of him and his creation. Total size is 12x12¼. Matted in the Gallery of History style.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • SIMON LAKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 08/16/1929  - HFSID 168629
    SIMON LAKEA $20 check signed by the inventor and engineer framed with a black and white photograph of him and his creation. Total size is 12x12¼. Matted in the Gallery of History style. Check Signed: "Simon Lake", 6¼x2¾.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • SIMON LAKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 08/23/1932  - HFSID 168738
    SIMON LAKEThe inventor signed this check for $103.00 Check Signed: "Simon Lake Ex", 6¼x2¾. Milford, Connecticut, 1932 August 23. Drawn on The Milford Trust Company, payable to "T.E. Lake" for $103. Endorsed on verso: "for deposit/Thos. E. Lake".

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • SIMON LAKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 11/07/1934  - HFSID 168626
    SIMON LAKEThe inventor filled out and signed this check for $9.00 Check Signed: "Simon Lake Ex", 6¼x2¾. Milford, Connecticut, 1934 November 1. Drawn on The Milford Trust Company, payable to "E. T. Clark" for $9.00. Stamped endorsement on verso.

    Sale Price $280.00

    $350.00

  • SIMON LAKE - CHECK DOUBLE SIGNED 04/09/1932  - HFSID 287841
    SIMON LAKE$16 check, made out by him to one of his companies and signed as executor Check signed: "Simon Lake Ex", 6½x2¾. Milford, Connecticut, 1932 April 9. Un-numbered check filled out and signed by Lake, drawn on The Milford Trust Company and payable to Industrial Submarine Corp. for $16.00.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • ZEPPO (HERBERT) MARX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 01/20/1974  - HFSID 271128
    ZEPPO MARX Check filled out and signed: "Zeppo Marx", 6x2¾. Cathedral City, California, 1974 January 20. Check No. 147, drawn on the account of Zeppo Marx/Tamarisk Country Club at Security Pacific National Bank, payable to Ruth West, R.N., for $183.75. Memo "nursing care 5 days".

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • ZEPPO (HERBERT) MARX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 03/09/1979  - HFSID 153549
    HERBERT "ZEPPO" MARX. Check signed: "Zeppo Marx", 8¼x3¼. Los Angeles, California, 1979 March 9. Check No. 001850, drawn on his account at Security Pacific National Bank, payable to A. Leigh Wallace, D.D.S., Palm Springs, California for $30.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • ZEPPO (HERBERT) MARX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 10/01/1971  - HFSID 172672
    ZEPPO MARX A check from the actor and comedian payable to Volkswagen Oasis for $13.98, dated 1971 Check signed: "Zeppo Marx", in blue ink, 8½x3½. October 1, 1971. Check no. 00389 drawn on the account of Zeppo Marx at the Security Pacific National Bank, payable to Volkswagen Oasis for the amount of $13.98.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • ZEPPO (HERBERT) MARX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 12/31/1970  - HFSID 172657
    ZEPPO MARX A check from the actor and comedian payable to Tamarisk Country Club for $50.00, dated 1970 Check signed: "Zeppo Marx", in blue ink, 8½x3½. December 31, 1970. Check no.

    Sale Price $192.00

    $240.00

  • ELIPHALET REMINGTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 03/07/1853  - HFSID 268429
    ELIPHALET REMINGTON. Partly Printed Check filled out and signed: "E. Remington & Sons", 6½x2½. Ilion, 1853 March 7. Drawn on the Cashier of Ilion Bank, payable to "Self" for Twenty five Dollars.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • ELIPHALET REMINGTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 03/07/1853  - HFSID 268425
    ELIPHALET REMINGTON. Partly Printed Check filled out and signed: "E. Remington & Sons", 7x2½. Ilion, 1853 March 7. Drawn on the Cashier of Ilion Bank, payable to "A. Denner" for One hundred Dollars.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • ELIPHALET REMINGTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 03/26/1853  - HFSID 268426
    ELIPHALET REMINGTON. Partly Printed Check filled out and signed: "E. Remington & Sons", 7½ x 2½. Ilion,1853 March 26. Drawn on the Cashier of Ilion Bank, payable to "B. Harrington" for Ten Dollars. Benjamin and William H.

    Sale Price $616.25

    $725.00

  • GOVERNOR CLARENCE RIDLEY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 08/16/1917  - HFSID 317566
    CLARENCE RIDLEY A rare signature from the Governor of the Panama Canal Zone on a check to The Brighton Apartment-Hotel for the amount of $21.00 Check signed: "C. Ridley", 7½x3. Check no. 110. Drawn on the account of Clarence Ridley at The Riggs National Bank. Payable to The Brightons for the amount of $21.00.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

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