Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 14

Coins, Collectibles and Memorabilia Auction

Historic Documents & Newspapers
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Lot 1842
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Lot 1843
  Journal of the Third Session of the Senate of the United States of America…. Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1790, 203 pages, 8 x 12". Rebound. With a former owner's handwritten inscription. Spots throughout with minor dampstaining throughout. Fine.

With daily accountings of Senate activity, this journal includes the act for the admission of the states of Vermont and Kentucky into the Union, an act to establish a Land Grant office, an act to establish the temporary and permanent seat of the government, as well as the voting habits of each Senator on these issues.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 1844
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Lot 1845
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Lot 1846
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Lot 1847
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Lot 1848
Deed to Thomas and Richard Penn. Document Signed ("James Hamilton"). As Governor. One page, elephant folio, Philadelphia, June 10, 1760. On a land grant to Thomas and Richard Penn. In brown ink. With original, decorative wax Pennsylvania State Seal affixed to the bottom. Seal features an encircled tri-bladed symbol with botanical accents and a chevroned edge attached by a blue ribbon. Handsomely matted and framed to an overall size of 35 x 31½". With two horizontal and two vertical folds, splitting along folds, a walnut sized loss of paper at left edge, staining. Seal has slight losses, but remains almost whole. In fair to good condition overall.

After inheriting a substantial amount of land from their father (William Penn), the brothers John, Thomas, and Richard served as Proprietors of Pennsylvania until 1746. Thereafter, it seems the brothers began to disperse their holdings. In this land grant, Thomas and Richard Penn agree to sell a large plot of land to one Samuel Herr. Lieutenant Governor Hamilton signs the document, attaching the large State Seal of Pennsylvania.
Estimated Value $600 - 1,000.
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Lot 1849
Early Massachusetts Bay Document. Document Signed ("H. Gardner"?). As Treasurer. Partially printed accomplished in manuscript. One page, quarto, Massachusetts, December 1777. On a printed financial note. In black ink. Three horizontal folds and two vertical folds, time staining, left edge is trimmed. In good condition overall.

Signed by the Treasurer of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, this war bond, which features the sword in hand vignette -- based on designs by Paul Revere --grants one William Gowen six percent interest.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Lot 1850
The Freeman's Journal Thanksgiving Proclamation. The Freeman's Journal or The North-American Intelligencer. Philadelphia: by Francis Bailey, November 5, 1783, volume III, 4 pages, 10½ x 16¾". Natural aging, with one stain at the upper left margin. Still in fine condition.

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress suggested that all states celebrate a Day of Thanksgiving to the Lord. This edition of the Freeman's Journal decrees: "The United States Congress assembled do recommend to the several states to set apart the SECOND THURSDAY IN DECEMBER next as a day of PUBLIC THANKSGIVING".
Estimated Value $150 - 250.
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Lot 1851
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Lot 1852
British Indentures (Lot of 3). Three indentures, ink on vellum, dating from 1769, 1826 and 1831. An interesting collection of documents made up of two land transfers and a debt settlement. Both land transfers offered here (1769 and 1826) feature women as the lessees and in each case they are referred to as "spinster". The 1769 indenture measures 29 x 21½" and the 1826, 29 x 16". Our debt settlement (22 x 28¼") involves two wine merchants and their many creditors. All three pieces are docketed on verso, marked with the appropriate stamps and seals and show the expected wear, folds, toning and soil. Conditions range from good to very good.

The tops of all three pieces show the wavy edge which gives this type of document its name -- as a measure to prevent counterfeiting, all copies of a legal agreement were placed together and the top margins were cut in an irregular "indented" pattern, uniquely authenticating each copy. With their handsome seals and elegant script, all three pieces would make beautiful display items.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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Lot 1853
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