JG.Limited’s First History & Culture Online Auction, 500 Lots Spanning Three Centuries, Runs July 25-August 23
The catalog features items relating to JFK, Jefferson, the Wright Brothers, Harry Truman, Al Capone, and other notables. Online auctions are conducted at www.JG.Limited.
— Jared Gendron
DANVERS, MASS., USA, July 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — JG.Limited – the newly formed auction arm of venerable collecting house JG Autographs, Inc. – will hold its inaugural online-only sale, July 25 through August 23 at www.JG.Limited. The 500-lot history and culture auction includes items relating to JFK, Thomas Jefferson, the Wright Brothers, Harry Truman, Al Capone and other historical notables.
The list of categories is long and impressive and includes Art, Business & Finance, Civil Rights, Classical Music, Film & TV, Literature, Militaria, Modern Music, Nobel Prize, Politics , presidents and first ladies, science and medicine, space and aviation, the Supreme Court, theater and world leaders. The autographs and artifacts span three centuries; collectors, mark your calendars.
“We are thrilled to announce JG.Limited, our newest premium auction and content platform,” said Jared Gendron, President and Owner of JG.Limited and its parent company, JG Autographs, Inc. “For nearly two entire decades, JG Autographs has been managing rare autographs and historical artifacts from around the world and across centuries,” Mr. Gendron said.
He added: “Whether it’s a handwritten letter from Abraham Lincoln, a signed first edition of James Baldwin’s book or the sneakers used or autographed by Lebron James playing, as temporary guardians , we believe it is our role to present these elements in a way that preserves their heritage. We provide a story ownership opportunity to collectors, fans, historians and institutions worldwide.
While its business is rooted in the past, JG.Limited focuses on – and welcomes – the future. It harnesses modern technology through a custom developed and designed website. Plus, brand new Android and Apple apps allow bidders to participate in regular auctions; register, preview, watch and bid from a tablet or mobile device, all at the push of a button.
Lot 9 is Thomas Jefferson’s rare White House chinaware, probably a dessert bowl. The beautiful 1790s Chinese export white porcelain serving plate measures 6 ¼ inches in diameter and features blue painted borders with gilt fleur-de-lis edges. The center bears a hand-painted design of Jefferson’s neoclassical shield with 13 stars surrounding an initial “J” script (est. $15,000-$18,000).
Lot 89 is an exceptional, newly discovered album comprising a remarkable assemblage of over 100 autographs of 19th century notables never before offered for sale. Signatories include Roosevelt, Taft, Cleveland, Carnegie, Mark Twain, Admiral Nelson Miles and many more. Cut signatures are from letters, documents, full letters, and other sources (est. $2,000-$3,000).
Lot 119 is a Standard Oil Trust 1882 share certificate, hand-signed by John D. Rockefeller (as President), Henry Flagler (Secretary) and Jabez Bostwick (Treasurer). The certificate is for 20 shares and is dated August 22, 1882. Rockefeller organized Standard Oil in 1870, obtained a monopoly in the oil business, then organized the Standard Oil Trust in 1882 (est. $2,000 to $2,500 ).
Lot 356 is a sample of fabric, approximately 0.625 inches by 0.875 inches, taken from the Wright Flyer, the very first airplane, which first flew at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903. The
historical artifact, whose provenance (copy provided) can be traced back to Wright’s estate and Harvey D. Geyer (a close friend), has been authenticated and encapsulated by CAG (est. $5,500-$8,500).
Lot 382 is one of eight lots (382-389) belonging to the artist Maurice Sendak (1928-2012), a famous American illustrator and writer of children’s books. This lot is a signed, uncorrected advanced proof of the book We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy. Sendak hand-signed and inscribed the cover to a friend, “For Elizabeth, from Maurice Nov. ’93” (est. $1,250-$1,500).
Lots 11-23 are all original first generation John F. Kennedy photographs of Cecil Stoughton taken at JFK’s funeral, 8 inch by 10 inch glossy papers, many of them featuring Jackie Kennedy as well as RFK, Ted Kennedy, family members and service attendees. Cecil Stoughton (1920-2008) was President Kennedy’s photographer during his years in the White House. Estimates range from $150 to $300.
Other JFK-related items include Lot 29, a Texas School Book Depository guard clock from the time of the assassination, where Oswald shot Kennedy (estimated at $3,000-$4,000); lot 30, a sample of bloodstained leather from the Lincoln convertible assassination car (estimated between $5,500 and $8,500); and Lot 31, a complete set of the 1964 First Edition Warren Commission Report (estimated at $1,500-$2,000).
Harry S. Truman items include Lot 45, an oversized (11.25 inches by 17.25 inches) autographed document proclaiming the end of World War II, boldly signed by Truman as President and dated May 8 1945, in overall good condition (est. $7,000-$9,000); and a free hand-signed, used postage frank envelope dated January 11, 1963, with a New Year’s greeting to David Edelstein, a Jewish judge appointed by Truman to a Manhattan district court (est. $750-1,000 $).
Lot 79 is a Watergate-era typewritten letter dated May 29, 1974 on Washington Post letterhead and signed by investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein with a pair of additional signatures in a photo duo’s attached magazine page (est. $150-$200); while Lot 54 is an autographed, handwritten citation card of Jacob S. Coxey, Sr. (1854-1951), the Ohio politician and leader of the “Coxey’s Army” of the unemployed, dated May 1921 (est. $150-$250).
Lot 92 is Al Capone’s personal saucer plate, from the gangster’s Hutschenreuther Royal Bavarian porcelain service, sourced directly from Capone’s granddaughter, Barbara Mae Capone, with an ornate and hand-engraved design in gold 24 karat (est. $300-$400). Lot 104 is a 120-page brown leather-bound large book from a general store in Rockingham County, NH, covering the period 1802-1810, including many Revolutionary War family ties (est. 250 $ to $500).
Lot 208 is a frayed-edged album page hand-signed in bold black fountain pen by Patrick S. Gilmore (1829-1892), the Irish-born American bandleader who composed the war song calendar When Johnny Comes Marching Home (est. $150-$250). Lot 335 is an autographed photo of Olof Palme, the Swedish politician and statesman who served as Prime Minister of Sweden from 1969 to 1976, then from 1982 to 1986, until his tragic assassination in 1986 ( estimated between $200 and $250).
Lot 214 is a 1945 “Honoring the Armed Forces” first day cover, signed by Lt. Leslie R. Groves (1896-1970), who oversaw the construction of the Pentagon and led the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic bomb (estimated between $100 and $200). Lot 313 is a 12-page manuscript archive containing hand-drawn diagrams of military architecture by Joseph Totten, whose incredible career spanned administrations from Jefferson to Lincoln (Est. $2,000-2,500 $).
To learn more or to register online to begin bidding and buying, please visit www.JG.Limited.
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