ROBERT FULTON Fulton signed this document - buying 32 lots of land in the town of Jersey, New Jersey for $1,000 - in 1809. He signed it the same year that he filed his first patent for improvements in navigation by steam and one year after marrying his wife Harriet Livingston. Pieces by Fulton are rare in any form, and legal documents, like this, are doubly so. Accompanied by an unsigned engraving of Fulton based on an Alonzo Chappel portrait. Manuscript document signed "Robert Fulton". 3 pages plus docket, 7½x12¼, 2 sheets front and verso, with embossed Jersey Company seal and 1-inch square paper seal on page 3 by signatures. Nov. 3, 1809. This document was signed between Fulton and the president of the Jersey Company. Fulton agreed to buy a block of land containing 32 lots in the town of Jersey in Bergen County, New Jersey for $1,000. Fulton signed this document one year after marrying Harriet Livingston, his partner's niece, and the same year that he filed his first patent for improvements in navigation by steam. Fulton is scarce in any form and this is a fine example suitable for framing and display. Lightly toned, stained, soiled and creased. Random ink stains. Edges are torn. Pinholes in both sheets. read more...
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RICHARD A. BETH. Postcard Photograph inscribed and signed: "For William W. Stanhope/from Richard A. Beth" and, on verso: "For. William W. Stanhope/Best wishes/Richard A. Beth/[Taken Oct 2, 1971 in/Princeton, Mass/by Robert S. Sauer]". B/w, 5¼x3¼. read more...
Sale Price $170.00
JULIAN HUXLEY. Post Card signed: "Julian S Huxley/Jan 1952", 5½x3½. On verso, with printed return address of the Universal Postal Union, Huxley has handwritten an address: "S. Lloyd/70 S. Main/Shickshinny/Pa", illegible postmark, four British stamps affixed. read more...
Sale Price $102.00
SIGMUND JÄHN 4x6 color image of the first German in space Picture Post Card signed: "Sigmund/Jähn". Color, 4x6. Shown with Soviet cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, commander of Soyuz 31. Sigmund Jähn (b. read more...
Sale Price $136.00
LORD KELVIN (WILLIAM THOMSON) Postcard photo signed with his noble title the year before his death Postcard Photograph signed: "Kelvin July 17, 1906". B/w, 3½x5½. Captioned in lower margin. read more...
Sale Price $1,600.00
GUGLIELMO MARCONI His bold signature on a postcard photo of an ocean liner Postcard Photograph signed: "Guglielmo Marconi". Sepia, 5¼x3½.Marconi (1874-1937) carried out successful experiments with wireless telegraphy near Bologna, Italy in 1895. read more...
Sale Price $1,280.00
ALFONSO GARCIA ROBLES. Picture Postcard signed: "A.G. Robles" on verso. Color, 5¾x4. Photograph depicts three views of the city of Macerata, Italy. Addressed, probably by the recipient, to an address in Macerata, Swiss stamp affixed, postmarked Geneva. read more...
Sale Price $119.00
H. GUYFORD STEVER The American engineer and administrator offers his best wishes in blue ink Picture postcard signed: "With Best Wishes/ H. Guyford Stever" in blue ink. 5¾x4¼ postcard featuring the Loggia dei Mercanti in Ancona, Italy. H. read more...
Sale Price $102.00
H.G. WELLS He replies that he cannot be of assistance to the recipient on this photo postcard Autograph Note on Picture Postcard signed: "H.G. Wells" in black ink, b/w, 4¼x3¼. No place, no date. Postmarked London, January 19, 1925. read more...
Sale Price $540.00
CHARLES F. WILLARD. Postcard Photograph signed: "Charles F Willard". B/w, 5½x3¼. Unmailed postcard captioned at bottom center: "I arrived safe in Toronto." Willard (1883-1977), a Harvard graduate and race car driver, was one of the first students taught to fly by Glenn Curtiss. read more...
Sale Price $204.00