Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 12

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

Political Memorabilia
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 493
1924 Democratic Convention Ticket. 5 x 2½" June 24, 1924 guest ("First Session Arena") ticket. The 1924 Democratic National Convention, held in Madison Square Garden, was one of the most remarkable in modern history. Raucous and full of the hostility between supporters of McAdoo and Smith, the convention went an amazing 17 days and 103 ballots before John Davis was selected as the compromise nominee for the Democratic Party. With people practically hanging from the rafters, two weeks passed before Davis' nomination was even taken seriously by the general audience, although it had been supported by the Democratic inner circle for months. The convention was also remarkable for the appearance of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, just recently recovered from his bout with polio, as a speaker. FDR, who had been an unsuccessful candidate for the Vice Presidency four years before, gained a new luster as he rose above the confines of his disease. But for two small corner folds, this piece is in excellent condition.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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Lot 494
  Withdrawn Unsold
Lot 495
[Franklin, Benjamin] Etching. Artist: J. Knowles Hare [1882-1947].11 x 14¼", framed and matted to 19 x 22". Pencil signature at lower right. Notes on back of frame indicate "Museum Mounted '86" and "…only one in existence." Not examined out of frame, appears to be in very fine condition.

Strikingly portrayed as the elder statesman/scientist/inventor we are most familiar with, Franklin's gaze conveys his intelligence and experience to even the most casual viewer.
Estimated Value $150 - 250.
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Lot 496
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Lot 497
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Lot 498
Presidential Memorabilia. An eclectic lot of interesting presidential memorabilia is made up of a Civil War Certificate of Honorable Service with Edwin Stanton and Abraham Lincoln (obviously) printed signatures(toning, edge wear, minor foxing, good to very good condition); an unused (uninscribed) invitation to Grant's Inauguration Reception (toning, surface soil and minor surface abrasion); a "President Harding's Challenge and Our Task" postcard (minor toning, very good condition); three sepia tone 9 x 8 photographs of Tyler's home "Sherwood Forest" (corner missing from living room scene, otherwise very good condition); four small format original photographs of Wilson inspecting a ship and being on parade (very good condition).
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Lot 499
  [Roosevelt, Theodore] Button. Tinted photograph 3¼" campaign button. Original felt backing is mostly intact, there is some loss where the pinback may have been removed. Minor surface scratches, else very good condition. Probably from his 1904 Campaign.
Estimated Value $50 - 60.
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Lot 500
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Lot 501
  [Taft, William Howard]. Ribbon-bound program from a 1909 dinner honoring President Taft. The dinner, held on the Steamer St. Paul while going down the Mississippi River, was well attended by state governors, with twenty of them signing the back pages of this program, and members of the Cabinet. The program opens with a very nice photograph of Taft and moves into the guest list, music list and hosts. The Business Men's League of St. Louis really knew how to throw a party. There is an ink smudge on the cover and some minor soil on the cover, but the overall condition is very good.

A memento from early in Taft's administration.
Estimated Value $50 - 100.
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Lot 502
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Lot 503
[Grant, Ulysses S.] Commemorative Glass Bowl. Here we present a unique offering for the Civil War enthusiast: a commemorative cut-glass bowl depicting the heroic American General and President Ulysses S. Grant. An inscription surrounds Grant's likeness, reading "The Patriot and Soldier / Gen. Ulysses. S. Grant." With scalloped edges, the shallow bowl measures 9½" in diameter. A few minor inherent imperfections and scratches. Else, in fine to very fine condition.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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