Upcoming Event!

January 4th, 2012

Scott Winslow will be attending the 11th Annual National Stock, Certificate, and Bond Show on January 27, 2012 and January 28, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Dulles Airport in Herndon, Virginia.   Please stop by the Scott J. Winslow Associates table to hear about our latest items!

Show Information:
Crowne Plaza Hotel – Dulles Airport
2200 Centerville Road
Herndon, VA 20170

9am to 6pm on Friday, January 27th
9am to 4pm on Saturday, January 28th

For more information about the show, contact Bob Schell at 715-542-2321 or by email at rsschell@msn.com.

Hope to see you there!

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This Week’s Profile – Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna – His Attempted Return To Power With Land Backed Bonds

August 17th, 2011

SANTA ANNA, ANTONIO LOPEZ DE (1795-1876).  Mexican general and politician.  Santa Anna is one of the most interesting figures in Mexican political history, having been President/Dictator of Mexico some 10 times during his career.  He began in the Spanish Army fighting against Mexican independence but switched sides and helped free Mexico from Spanish rule and install its first emperor, when it was in his interest to do so.  Not content with his reward in this effort, he dethroned the emperor, and installed himself as the head of government.  In 1836, he attempted to put down the revolt of U.S. citizens living in Texas who wanted Texas to join the U.S.  He is best known in the U.S. for his slaughter of many Americans at the Alamo during this struggle.  Soon after the Alamo, he was defeated by Sam Houston at San Jacinto, and Texas was granted its independence.  After this, Santa Anna was in and out of power – and in and out of Mexico – for the rest of his life.  He returned to Mexico in 1874 for the final time, and died in poverty in Mexico City

New York. $500 First Mortgage bond bearing 7% interest. Black/White with Green embossed seal. Oblong large folio. This series of bonds was issued by ANTONIO LOPEZ DE SANTA ANNA (1794 – 1876)  with his properties in Vera Cruz, St. Thomas and New Granada pledged as collateral. Issued while he was in exile in Mexico, it was Santa Anna’s intent to use the proceeds of this issue to finance his return to power, an effort which eventually failed. A wonderful ornate bond signed by the man who led the forces that attacked and destroyed the Alamo in 1836.

For those with questions or interest in this wonderful piece of collectible Mexican history, please feel free to contact Scott Winslow at  603-641-8292 or by email at scott@scottwinslow.com.

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Stock and Bond Show to be Held This October in New York

August 1st, 2011

Scott Winslow Associates, Inc

Stock and Bond Show To Be Held This October In New York

Dear Collector:

We’re pleased to announce that a stock and bond show devoted exclusively to stocks and bonds will be held in the fall. A bourse will be held on Friday, October 21st and Saturday October 22nd, 2011 at Museum of American Finance in New York City. A superb location, the Museum is located very near to the NYSE, Federal Hall and many other lower Manhattan attractions. John Herzog is promoting the event so those dealers and collectors familiar with the old Strasburg shows can expect the same well run, friendly atmosphere which were their trademark. For further information, please email john@herzogandco.com

Below you’ll find a selection of newly acquired stocks and bonds which may be of interest to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 800-225-6233 or via return email.

Sincerely,

Scott Winslow

Rio Grande Southern Company Bond Signed as President by Otto Mears

riogrande40491.gif1890, Colorado. $1,000 Bond bearing 5% interest. Orange/Black. Engraved vignette of a steam locomotive at bottom center. Homer Lee Bank Note Company, N.Y. Attached page of coupons. Signed as president by Otto Mears (1840-1931). Colorado pioneer and roadbuilder. Mears opened up portions of mining regions previously inaccessible to the masses by constructing toll roads. He was instrumental in the construction of the Rio Grande Southern and other Colorado railroads. Founded in 1889, the Rio Grande Southern was constructed to circumvent the rugged terrain of the San Juan Mountains to reach the mining region which included the towns of Telluride and Rico. A choice railroad bond signed by this important western figure. Uncancelled and Extremely Fine. $450

New Mexico Mining Company

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1870, New Mexico Territory. Stock certificate for 50 shares. Black. Superb large engraved vignette of miners working a sluice at top center. This company was the first mining company incorporated in New Mexico. Folds. Light dampstaining at upper right corner. Uncancelled and fine. $245

 

 

Cincinnati, Richmond & Fort Wayne Railroad Co. Signed by Samuel J. Tilden

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1871, Indiana. Stock certificate for 2,000 shares. Red with attached adhesive revenue stamp at lower left. Vignette at top center of a steam locomotive. Signed by Samuel Tilden to lower right. Samuel J. Tilden (1814-1886). Railroad builder; Lawyer; Statesman. While a prominent New York lawyer heavily involved in representing both corporate and reform interests, Tilden is best known for his loss to Republican Rutherford B. Hayes in the 1876 presidential election. Although Tilden won the popular vote in this election, Hayes was declared the winner by a Congressional committee, thereby setting off a bitter controversy which lasted for years. Pen cancellation not affecting Tilden’s signature. Fine. $275

 

Plant Investment Company Stock Signed as President by Henry B. Plant

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1886. New Haven, Connecticut. Stock certificate for 30 shares of The Plant Investment Company. Engraved portrait vignette of Henry Plant. Signed as president of the company by Henry Bradley Plant (1819 – 1899). Involved with many transportation projects, mostly railroads, in the U.S. state of Florida. Eventually he owned the Plant System of railroads which became part of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Plant City, located near Tampa, was named after him. A very scarce certificate. $1,500

 


Lake Copper Company Stock Issued to and Signed on Verso by Walter Camp, The “Father of American Football”

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1922, Michigan. Stock certificate for 8 shares. Green\Black. Engraved vignette of seated Liberty with workers in the background. Issued to and signed on verso by Walter Camp (1859 – 1925). American football player, coach, and sports writer known as the “Father of American Football”. With John Heisman, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Pop Warner, Fielding H. Yost, and George Halas, Camp was one of the most accomplished persons in the early history of American football. The first such certificate we’ve seen signed by this football legend. Light punch and stamp cancellations not affecting Camp’s signature. Extremely Fine. $1,750

 


Extremely Rare St. Louis And St. Joseph Railway Bond Signed by William Taussig

stlouis581.gif1872, Missouri. $1,000 bond bearing 7% interest. Black/Orange. Vignette of a steam locomotive at top center. Litho. Signed as president by WILLIAM TAUSSIG (1826 – 1913), Businessman, physician, civic leader. He managed the business affairs associated with building the Eads Bridge and its later operation. Taussig joined James B. Eads in the project to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River. At the first meeting of the executive committee of the Illinois & St. Louis Bridge & Tunnel Company he was appointed chairman, and from that time until his retirement in 1896 managed the vast interests connected with the bridge and tunnel. The only other enterprise with which he was identified during that time was the North Missouri Railway Company, of which he served two years as director. In July 1874, upon completion of the bridge, he was appointed general manager of the St. Louis Bridge Company, the Tunnel Railroad Company, the Union Railway & Transit Company, and the Union Depot Company, all of which interests were finally, by lease and purchase, combined under the general ownership and control of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis. This association made Taussig its president in 1889, and from that time forward until the date of its completion he devoted himself to the perfection of a railroad terminal system for St. Louis and to the building of the Union Depot.

This is the first of this bond we recall having and was the sole example which surfaced from an estate. Folds. Complete coupons. Uncancelled and Fine. $575


Best Telephone Manufacturing Company

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1897, Baltimore, Maryland. Stock certificate for 50 shares. Black. Vignette of an early telephone. A nice telephone stock with early equipment vignette. File hole punches at top. Uncancelled and Very Fine. $125

 


NABISCO Specimen

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Specimen. New York. Stock certificate for 100 shares. Purple/Black. Engraved vignette of the company logo flanked
by Allegorical figures. Printed by Security Bank Note Company. A choice certificate from this iconic brand name company. Four punch holes at bottom. Choice condition.
$90

 


Ritchie Coal Oil Company

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1865, Virginia. Stock certificate for 20 shares. Black. Vignette of an early oilfield scene. Litho. Attached adhesive revenue stamp. Couple of small areas of ink erosion in text. Folds. Fine. $245

 


New York and Greenwood Lake Railway Company Stock Issued to Drexel, Morgan & Co.

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1881, New Jersey. Stock certificate for 76 shares. Orange/Black. Vignette of a steam locomotive. Litho. Franklin Eng. & Printing Co., New York. Issued to Drexel, Morgan & Company and endorsed on verso by Morgan partner Walter B. Horn. Incorporated in 1878, the road was formed through a combination of the Montclair Railway to Jersey City and the Montclair and Greenwood Lake Railroad from Montclair to Greenwood Lake, New Jersey. Folds. Light punch cancelled. Fine. $125

 


Central Oil Run Petroleum Company

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1865, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Vignette of an oilfield scene. Litho. Theo. Leonhardt, Philadelphia. Attached adhesive revenue stamp. Folds. Uncancelled and Fine. $245

 


Issued to and Signed by Jimmy Cagney

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1967, Delaware. Stock certificate for 20 shares of General Foods Corporation. Brown/Black. Engraved vignette of allegorical figures flanking the company logo. American Bank Note Company. Issued to and signed on verso by James Francis Cagney, Jr. (1899 – 1986). Iconic American film actor, know for for his roles in such classics as The Public Enemy, Yankee Doodle Dandy and many others. The only certificate signed by Cagney we’ve had. Folds. Lightly punch cancelled. Fine. $350

 


Indiana Southern Railway Company Bond Signed by Samuel Tilden as Trustee

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1866, Indiana. $1,000 bond bearing 7% interest. Black with Green overprint. Litho. Major & Knapp, New York. Attached red seal at lower left. Coupons below. Signed as trustee on verso by . Samuel J. Tilden (1814-1886). Railroad builder; Lawyer; Statesman. While a prominent New York lawyer heavily involved in representing both corporate and reform interests, Tilden is best known for his loss to Republican Rutherford B. Hayes in the 1876 presidential election. Although Tilden won the popular vote in this election, Hayes was declared the winner by a Congressional committee, thereby setting off a bitter controversy which lasted for years. Folds. Uncancelled and Very Fine. $245

 


Colorado Midland Railway Company


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1897, Colorado. $1000 Bond bearing 4% interest. Olive/Black. Orange embossed Briish revenue. Large engraved vignette of a riverside train station with mountains in the background flaned by female figures. 1 ½ pages of attached coupons. Uncancelled and Extremely Fine. $175

 


Big Fork and International Falls Railway Company

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1918, Minnesota. Stock certificate for 1 share. Black/Gold. Vignette of a steam locmotive. Litho. Signed by Thomas Cooper as president. Chartered in 1906 and controlled by the Northern Pacific Railway, the company independently operated over 33 miles of track from Grand Falls to International Falls, Minnesota. One of only 15 that were found issued. Lightly punch cancelled and Extremely Fine. $175

 


Shields River Valley Railway Company

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1909, Montana. Stock certificate for 98 shares. Black/Green. Vignette of a spread-eagle at top center. Litho. The Pioneer Press, St. Paul. Signed by Howard Elliott as president. The company was formed in 1908 and operated a line from Mission to Wilsall, Montana. It was sold to and merged into the NPRR on June 23, 1914.One of only 12 that were found issued. Lightly pen and punch cancelled. Extremely Fine. $175

 


Bear Creek and Western Railway Company

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1911, Montana. Stock certificate for 1 share. Green\Black. Vignette of an eagle at top center. Litho. The Pioneer Press. St. Paul. Less than 20 found issued. Lighly punch cancelled and Extremely Fine. $175

 


The Voice of the Women’s Movement! Stock certificate of the Woman’s Journal Signed by Reformer Henry Blackwell

womansjournal32.gif1870, Massachusetts. Stock certificate for 1 share of The Proprietors of The Woman’s Journal corporation. Black. Litho. 9 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (including attached stub). Signed as treasurer by Henry Blackwell (1825 – 1909). American social and economic reformer, cofounded the Republican Party, and the American Woman Suffrage Association, publisher of the Woman’s Journal with his wife Lucy Stone.

Founded in 1870 by Lucy Stone and her husband Henry Blackwell, The Woman’s Journal, which espoused the moderated philosophy of the American Association’s women’s movement, was the most influential voice in the struggle to grant women their right to vote. While another leading women’s journal of the times, The Revolution, which rejected the National Association’s more aggressive and radical views on women’s rights, ceased publication in 1872 due to lack of funds, The Woman’s Journal remained the foremost advocate of the women’s rights movement.

Under the devoted leadership of Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell, as well as Julia Ward Howe, Mary A. Livermore, Thomas W. Higginson, and Henry Ward Beecher, the American Association was consistently conservative and believed that patience, hard work, and education – not aggressive confrontation, which the National Association promoted – would result in their achieving their goals. As stated in the masthead of The Woman’s Journal: “The Woman’s Journal is devoted to the interests of WOMAN, to her educational, industrial, legal and political equality, and especially to her RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE.” The journal was published weekly in Boston, Chicago and St. Louis.

An excerpt from Harper’s Weekly in 1872 assessed the Journal as “a fair and attractive paper in appearance; while the variety and spirit of its articles, and the dignity, self-respect, good humor and earnestness of its tone will show how profoundly mistaken are those who suppose that folly and extravagance are necessarily characteristic of the discussion of the question” (of women’s rights).

Lucy Stone was far ahead of her time in her struggle for women’s rights. Although her father, a well-to-do farmer and tanner who believed that men were divinely ordained to rule over women, refused for many years to allow her to have a college education. Lucy was determined to educate herself learning Greek and Hebrew in order to better interpret the Bible. An advocate of the Anti-Slavery cause, she lectured regularly on the issue. Lucy met Henry Blackwell , also an activist in the Anti-Slavery movement and a supporter of women’s suffrage, in 1853. When they married, she kept her maiden name because she felt that “a woman’s abandonment of her name upon taking a husband was symbolic of her loss of individuality.” Following their marriage, the couple campaigned in Kansas on behalf of state amendments extending suffrage to women and Negro men. In 1870 they assumed the editorship of The Woman’s Journal, which they continued for the rest of their lives. Their daughter, Alice Stone Blackwell, became editor upon her father’s death in 1909.

The Journal, to which the family invested their total energies throughout their lives, has remained a most authoritative historical record of women’s rights; its historical, political and social significance cannot be overstated.

Uncancelled and Fine. $400


J. Pierpont Morgan Signs For George Peabody Appointing His Proxy For An Election of Directors of the Syracuse, Binghampton & New York Railroad

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J. PIERPONT MORGAN, (1837-1913). Financier. Probably the most prolific and powerful banker in American Financial history, J. Pierpont Morgan epitomized the financial genius, courage and flair that made possible many of the most important financings of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Document Signed. 1 page. December 4, 1866. Partly-printed proxy of “James Tinker …to vote for as my proxy at any election of Directors of the Syracuse, Binghampton & New York Railroad Co. “. Morgan signs at the conclusion “George Peabody by his atty. J. Pierpont Morgan. A fine document signed by Morgan early in his career on behalf of prominent banker George Peabody. Fine. $1,250

 

Harrisburg, Portsmouth, Mount Joy and Lancaster Railroad Company Stock Signed by Thomas A. Scott

harrisburg5494.gif1875, Pennsylvania. Stock certificate for 63 shares. Black. Extraordinary engraved multi-vignetted certificate (10 vignettes!) depicting very early primitive steam locomotives, seated female figures, William Penn and Benjamin Franklin, Man and Woman farmers, eagle and Pennsylvania state seal. This is among the finest early railroad stocks we have ever encountered. Signed as president by THOMAS A. SCOTT, (1823 – 1881). Railroad executive. In August 1861, based on his previous railroad experience, Scott was appointed assistant secretary of war with responsibility for supervising all government railways and transportation lines, and brought with him in this position his personal secretary, Andrew Carnegie. In mid-1862, Scott left this position to begin an extended and brilliant career with the Pennsylvania Railroad, becoming president of that line in June 1874. Scott was president of numerous other railroads during his career as well, among them the Union Pacific 1871-72, and the Texas & Pacific (1872-80). Scott is well known for his attempt at monopolizing the transportation of the oil regions via the South Improvement Company. This was essentially a battle against John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company interests which sparked a bitter struggle resulting in victory for the vast oil empire. Failing to defeat Rockefeller at his own game, Scott liquidated the company in the spring of 1872.

A Fine example of this graphic classic! Lightly punch cancelled. Very Fine. $450


Philadelphia Bourse Stock Issued to and Signed on the Attached Stub by Publisher Cyrus Curtis

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1892, Pennsylvania. Stock certificate for 4 shares. Green/Black. Attractive triple vignette at top center of the Pennsylvania State Seal flanked by a sailing ship and steam locomotive. Litho. This was a grain trading exchange. Issued to and signed on the attached stub by Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis (1850 – 1933) was an American publisher of magazines and newspapers. He founded the Curtis Publishing Company in 1891, its publications included the Ladies’ Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post. Cut cancelled with all paper intact. Curtis’ signature is uncancelled. Very Fine. $1,250

 



Syndicate Gold Mining Company
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1899, Spokane, Washington. Stock certificate for 1200 shares. Black/Gold. Vignette of a mining scene at top center. Litho. John W. Graham & Co., Spokane, Wash. $125
 

 

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Selections from A Collection of Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Washington’s Generals and Early Founders

July 26th, 2011

Scott Winslow Associates, Inc

Selections from A Collection of Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Washington’s Generals and Early Founders

July, 2011

Dear Collector:

We’re pleased to present a few selections from a large private collection we’ve recently acquired. The collection was painstakingly assembled over many years by a soldier returning home from service at the end of World War II. His experience in the war and America’s painful struggle had incited a strong patriotic appreciation for the United States and the sacrifices that had been made by those who built the foundation of our nation. As such his collecting interests were focused primarily on founding fathers, signers of the Declaration of Independence, Washington and Generals of the Revolution and Colonial Figures. This offering is but a sampling of items from the collection. If you have any questions or interests, please call us at 800-225-6233.

Scott Winslow

Thomas Jefferson Appoints A Carpenter In The Navy

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). Third President and author of the Declaration of Independence.DS. On vellum. 1 page. 12 ¾” x 8”. Washington, June 6, 1803. Jefferson appoints “Robert Fell…a carpenter in the Navy of the United States…” Robert Fell served as a carpenter from 1803 to 1820. Jefferson’s signature remains strong as does the countersignature of Robert Smith. Folds, fine. $7,500

A Choice Bold Benjamin Franklin Signature

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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution; Inventor; Author; Statesman; Diplomat; Scientist; Printer; Philanthropist. Signature cut from a letter or document measures 3 ½ x 1 ¼”. Mounted to a larger with a portrait of Franklin which measures 6 ½” x 7 ½”. A superb, bold signature, “B. Franklin”. Excellent for display. $6,500

New Hampshire Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Mathew Thornton

mthornton.gifMathew Thornton (c. 1714-1803). Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire; Revolutionary patriot; Physician. Signature cut from a larger document. 5” x 1”. “Londonderry, Sept. 29, 1768…from Mathew Thornton” Fine. $575

George Washington Unsigned Note

rn245c.gif GEORGE WASHINGTON (1732-1799). First President of the United States; Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army; President of the Constitutional Convention and signer of the U.S. Constitution. 8” x 4”. Autograph note entirely in Washington’s hand. (circa 1796). “Pray get me one of those Thermometers that te lls the state of the Mercury with in the 24 hours – Doct’r Priestly or Mr. Madison can tell where it is to be had. – Perhaps the old one, if nothing better may do to present to Mr. Snowden according to his letter to me – left with you.” Washington’s diaries show a farmer’s preoccupation with the weather. The first mention of the thermometer therein appears to be January 9, 1785; thereafter daily entries made at Mount Vernon almost always refer to the mercury of the thermometer, usually with readings taken three times each day. Complete as written by Washington without a signature. The bottom margin of the paper remains as manufactured, thus no signature was ever applied. $7,500

Revolutionary War Soldier’s Discharge Signed By George Washington

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GEORGE WASHINGTON (1732-1799). First President of the United States; Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army; President of the Constitutional Convention and signer of the U.S. Constitution. 9 ¼” x 14”. Manuscript Document Signed by George Washington. “By His Excellency George Washington Esq. General & Commander in Chief of the Forces of the United States of America. These are to certify that the bearer here of Jabez Goslin, Soldier in the 7th Massachusetts Regiment enlisted for three years having by permission procured a man to serve the term for which he was engaged is here by discharged the American Army. Given at Head Quarters this 10th day of June 1783. George Washington”. Signed by David Cobb Lt. Col. Comd. Aid de Camp. DAVID COBB (1748 – 1830). Massachusetts physician, military officer, juritst and politician who served as a U. S. Congressman from Massachusetts. “Registered in the Books of the Regiment” Signed Jon. Haskell Adjutant. JONATHAN HASKELL (1755 – 1814) United States Army officer who served as acting Adjutant General and acting Inspector General of the U.S. Army. The document has been repaired and Silked. $12,500

Oliver Wolcott Signs For The Payment Of A Company Of Soldiers Just One Month After Lexington and Concord


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Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797). Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut; Connecticut governor. Trained as a medical doctor, Wolcott never practiced, but instead devoted himself to a career in the legal and public arenas. Elected to the Continental Congress in 1775, with the exception of one term, he served in that body until 1783. During the war, when not preoccupied with his political responsibilities, Wolcott was active in military affairs. In the summer of 1776, as brigadier-general he commanded 14 regiments that helped defend New York. By 1779, he had been appointed a major-general and, in 1780, was appointed to Connecticut’s executive committee for the prosecution of the war. After the war, he negotiated numerous treaties with the Indians, and was elected Connecticut governor in 1796, serving in that post until his death.

DS. 1 page. 8 ½” x 6”. Hartford, May 19, 1775. To John Lawrence, Treasurer. “Sir, We having examined duplicate and attested rolls of the non commission officers and soldiers of the second military company in the 17th regiment, under the command of Capt. Roger Marsh, who have been trained the half days in obedience to an act of the general assembly in October last, find due to said company for said services twenty six pounds fifteen shillings money Your are therefore ordered to pay out of said treasury to said Capt. Robert Marsh said sum of Twenty six pounds fifteen shillings, who is to pay said officers and soldiers according to the tenor of on of said rolls committed to him.” Wolcott boldly signs a the lower right. A nice early date for this military related document signed by the soon to be signer of the Declaration of Independence. One small archival tape repair on verso. Fine. $900

Samuel Huntington Signs A Military Appointment while President of Continental Congress

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Samuel Huntington (1731-1796). Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut. Active in the judicial and legislative affairs of Connecticut prior to the revolution, Huntington served in the Continental Congress 1775-84 and was its president 1779-81. During the revolution, he also served on numerous state committees, such as the Council of Safety, and served as Connecticut governor 1786-96.

DS. On vellum. 1 page. 10 ¼” x 6 ¼”. Philadelphia, May 30, 1780. An appointment of Giles Hicks as a Captain Lieutenant in the tenth Pennsylvania Regiment. Giles Hicks served in the Continental army from April of 1777 until his resignation in March of 1781 Signed by Huntington while serving as President of Continental Congress. His signature remains strong though the text portion of the document has experienced significant fading, though still discernable. Countersigned by Timothy Matlack and Benjamin Stoddert though the latter’s remains light. Fine. $2,000

Delaware Signer of The Declaration of Independence, George Read

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George Read (1733 – 1798). Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware, delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware. Partial DS. 1 page. July 17, 1784. 7 ¾” x 2 ½”. A portion of a legal document entering a judgement. Signed “Geo. Read, 17th July 1784.” $750

Caesar Rodney

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Caesar Rodney (1728-1784). Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware; Statesman. Rodney was active in the public affairs of Delaware before the revolution, and was in large part responsible for Delaware’s contribution to the struggle for independence. ADS. 1 page. 9 ¼” x 3”. Cut from a larger legal document. “Dover, Dec. 20, 1774. Thou Recvd. Of Thomas Crammer the sum of seven pounds, ten shillings principal, and twenty one pounds, eighteen shillings and five pence three farthings interest in full for the first, second, third and fourth years payments of the within mortgage, and the interest thereon to this day. Caesar Rodney, Trustee” Mounted to a heavier card stock, center fold split. $1,750

Signer of the Declaration of Independence From Georgia

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George Walton (1741-1804). Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia; Public official. Walton was an ardent patriot who helped draw up the Articles of Association, served in the Continental Congress and as president of the Council of Safety, and signed the Declaration of Independence. Captured at the siege of Savannah, Walton was considered so important by the British that they demanded a brigadier-general in exchange for him. After the war, Walton served variously as Georgia governor, senator, and Superior Court judge. ADS. 1 page. 8” x 4 ¼”. No place. July 30, 1784. “Carpenter’s compasses & a small chisel”. Fine. $575

Lafayette to Peter Duponceau

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LAFAYETTE, MARQUIS de (Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier) (1757-1834). French statesman; General in American service during the American Revolution. LS. 1 page. 7 ¼” x 9”. Written entirely in French. To Peter Duponceau. “Paris, 25, 1829. This letter will be delivered to you, my dear Comrade in Arms, by Messers. Raigecourt and Schullembourgh, who are taking a journey to you in the United States. The first belongs to a French Family whose name will be familiar to you. The second is the grandson of the famous defender of Corfou against the Turks. Both were recommended to me by close friends, and I am pleased to be able to give them some introductions for the pleasing regions which are for them, I am sure, most worthy of visiting. I request that you give, my dear Comrade in Arms, your kind attentions to them, and I repeat to you the expression of my very fond friendship. Lafayette” Address leaf in Lafayette’s hand. Fine example for display. $1250

Revolutionay War Major General In The Continental Army

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Alexander McDougall (ca. 1731 – 1786). Major general in the Continental Army, a member of the Sons of Liberty, Continental Congressman. ADS. 1 page. 7 ¼” x 4 ½”. Sept. 5, 1775. To Peter T. Corthenius, “The Artillery will want 100 yards of Flanning, at least for the cannon. As they are gone up & this article will be absolutely necessary I beg you to purchase it immediately, as I shall have an opportunity this day to send it. I am sir, your humble servant, Alexr. McDougall” Tipped on outer edges to another sheet. Nice war date document signed by this scarce general. $575

American Revolutionary War General Enoch Poor

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Enoch Poor (1736 – 1780). Brigadier General in the Continental Army, shipbuilder, merchant. Cut signature 3 ½” x ¾”. Mounted to a larger sheet with a portrait. “Enoch Poor, B. Gen’l.” Scarce. Fine. $275

American Revolutionary War General Who Struck Down Button Gwinnett in A Duel

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Lachlan McIntosh (1725 – 1806). American general during the American revolution. Killed Button Gwinnett in a duel on held on May 16, 1777. ALS. 1 page. 7 ½” x 8 ½”. July 24, 1775. To George Houstoun, Merchant, Savannah; “Dear Sir, I wrote to you the 20th Inst. Way of ( ) concerning my two Negro fellows, Ben & Glascow, who are in the Work House in Charlestown forgot to inclose John Simpson & Co. letter mentioned in it, which this is intended to convey – and hope you will do all you can to sell them for the best advantage to me. Pray try if you can send me some rum… as I am quite out. I am yours, Lachn. McIntosh” Folds and tape repair on verso. $1500

A Rare Free Frank Signed By General Daniel Morgan, Leader of the Famed Morgan’s Riflemen

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Daniel Morgan (1736 – 1802). Commanded the rifle regiment known as “Morgan’s Riflemen”. One of the most gifted battlefield tacticians of the war, Morgan reached his rank as a Brigadier General in 1780. In 1794 he served to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in Pennsylvania. He served as a congressman from Virginia from 1797 – 1799. Free franked address leaf. Leaf measures overall 9 ½” x 7”, irregular. Backed by another sheet. To Mr. William Proudman, Merchant, Alexandria. Docket indicates the letter was written March 10, 1798. A rare Morgan free frank. $1,250

Major General During the American Revolution, William Smallwood

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William Smallwood (1732 – 1792). Major general during the American Revolution, governor of Maryland. Signature with rank cut from a larger document. 4 ¾” x 1”. W. Smallwood, M.G.” Mounted to a portrait of Smallwood measuring 5 ¼” x 7 ½” overall. $450

Scarce War Date Letter Signed by General Joseph Spencer With Rank

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Joseph Spencer (1714 – 1789). Major general during the American Revolution, delegate to Continental Congress. LS. 1 page. Providence, 23, Feby. 1778. To Andrew Huntington, a Norwich merchant; “Sir, You will please to send forward the provisions in your care for the use of the army according to the Particluar direction or orders of Capt. Watermans who is at present the Spring Commissary at this place.” Boldly signed by Spencer with rank at the conclusion, “Jos. Spencer, M.G.” Spencer letters of war date are quite scarce. Folds. Excellent. $900

Revolutionary War Physician James Thacher Writes of Preparations For General Lafayette’s Visit During His Grand Tour Of America

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James Thacher (1754 – 1844). Served as a Surgeon in the Massachusetts 16th regiment from 1775 – 1783. Following the war, he served in private practice in Plymouth, Mass. until his death. He was the author of Military Journal during the American Revolutionary War (1823); Observations Relative to the Execution of Major John André as a Spy in 1780 (1834); American New Dispensatory (1810; fourth edition, 1821); and other books.

ALS. 1 page. Plymouth, May 25, 1825. To Nathan Lazell of South Bridgewater, Massachusetts; “Dear Sir: I take the libert to inform you that a committee of ten persons is chosen by the town to make & superintend the arrangements for the reception of General Lafayette. It is not ascertained whether he will visit this town before or after the Bunker Hill business. It is decided by our committee that our arrangements shall be confined to our out town and we shall receive the General at the Kingston line. I will suggest whether it will not be proper & respectful for the Bridgewater troop of horse to meet the General either at Whitings or Hanover & escort him on his way here & unite with us in our arrangements. Presuming that you will feel an interest on the occasion I make the suggestion, but without authority, for your consideration, but I wish it may not be know that I have written you on the subject. I am your friend & humble servant, James Thacher.” P.S. “Perhaps you may think proper to invite the Gen’l to return through Bridgewater”.

Upon the invitation of President Monroe, General Lafayette visited the United States from August 1824 – September 1825 to tour the United States in celebration of the nation’s fiftieth anniversary. This letter offers an interesting insight into the detailed reparations involved in the tour.

Folds, Fine. $575

Governor Thomas Hutchinson Authorizes A Supplies Request From The Armorer At Fort Pownall

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Thomas Hutchinson (1711 – 1780). Royal Governor of Massachusetts. DS. 1 page. 6” x 4”. August 16, 1770. In response to a request from the Armorer at Fort Pownal for supplies, Hutchinson signs his approval. “In Council, Aug. 16, 1770. Advised that the Commissary General procure the within articles and forward them as soon as may be ordered accordingly. The body of the text is in a secretarial hand.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Thomas Hutchinson.

Fort Pownall was constructed in Maine in 1760 under the direction of then governor Thomas Pownall to secure the region from the Norridgewock and Penobscot Indians. During the Revolution, it was primarily destroyed by Continental forces after it had been plundered by the British. Folds. Fine. $575

Connecticut Revolutionary War General Samuel H. Parsons

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Samuel H. Parsons (1737-1789). Revolutionary War general. A heavy financial contributor to the government during the war, Parsons became preoccupied with his financial security after the war, and became heavily involved in land speculation prior to his accidental death. In 1785, Congress named him a commissioner to extinguish Indian claims to the territory northwest of the Ohio. He was very active in the formation of the Ohio Company, formed to secure lands for Revolutionary War soldiers in exchange for their government pay-certificates, and in 1787 was made a director of the company. Late that year, he was appointed the first judge in the Northwest Territory. Brief Autograph Endorsement Signed. 6 ½” x 2”. “Hartford, May 20, 1774. Received of Treasurer Lawrence the Contents. Saml. H. Parsons”. Partial text on verso. In excellent condition and nice for display. $395

Virginia Signer of the Declaration of Independence Benjamin Harrison Document Signed

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BENJAMIN HARRISON (1726 – 1791). Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia. He was an American planter and revolutionary leader; a representative to the House of Burgesses. His son William Henry Harrison and great-grandson Benjamin Harrison would both become President of the United States. 7 ¼” x 4 ¼” tipped to a slightly larger backing paper. Document Signed by Benjamin Harrison. Council Chamber, June 14, 1784. “I do Certify, That LeRoy Edwards is entitled to the proportion of land allowed a Captain of the Continental line, for his seventh year’s service.” Signed by Thomas Meriwether and Benjamin Harrison. $900

Document Certifying the Payment for Supplying the French Army During the Revolutionary War Signed by Virginia Signer of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Nelson, Jr.

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THOMAS NELSON, JR. (1738 – 1789). Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia. He was a soldier, statesman and Virginia Governor in 1781. 13” x 8” tipped to a slightly larger backing paper. Hanover, December 14, 1781. A receipted bill from Richard Morris, agent to supply the French Army. The bill is signed by Thomas Nelson, Jr. when he was Governor of Virginia – certifying that he had appointed Richard Morris as agent to buy and pay for supplies needed for the French Army. $19,500

George Wythe Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia ADS

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GEORGE WYTHE (1726-1806). Lawyer, politician and Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia. He was a prime thinker in the Enlightenment and law and taught many famous lawyers, including Jefferson, John Marshall and Henry Clay. He served in the House of Burgesses, as a Virginia judge and was the first law professor in America at William and Mary. The childless lawyer was poisoned by his nephew and the prime beneficiary of his will. 7 1/8” x 6 1/8”. Orange County (Virginia), undated but 1747. As the 21 year old attorney for the plaintiff, Wythe explains that John Clayton (the defendant), on June 3, 1747, gave Anthony Strother (the plaintiff) a “certain Note in Writing …(and) did promise to pay to the said Anthony…on Demand the Sum of Five Pounds and six Shillings. He has not paid him yet….” Signed Wythe for the pl. at the conclusion. $2,500

Massachusetts Militia Commission Signed as Governor by Samuel Adams

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SAMUEL ADAMS (1722-1803). Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts; Revolutionary patriot. Adams was the leading spokesman for American independence, giving many speeches and serving on many committees towards that cause. He vehemently opposed the Stamp Act, the Sugar Act, and British colonial policy in general, and was one of the organizers of the Boston Tea Party. His constant criticism of the British contributed to the tensions which lead to the Boston Massacre (1770). Of Adams it has been said, “Temperament and circumstances combined to give Samuel Adams but one occupation-the public business; in which he demonstrated a passionate and unquestioned faith in the virtue of the cause he served. This is perhaps the principle key to the quality and the success of all his labors” (DAB). 14 ½” x 9”. DS. July 18, 1796. “To Benjamin Butterfield Gentleman Greeting You being appointed Lieutenant of a Company in the Seventh Regiment /Second Brigade/ Third Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth……”

JAMES BRADLEY VARNUM (1751 – 1821). U.S. politician from Massachusetts. Seventh Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Dated Middlesex – Chelmsford, September 12th 1796. Signed on verso verifying that “Personally appeared Lieut. Benjamin Butterfield and took and satisfied the oaths and Declarations pointed out by the Constitution as prerequisites to his Entering on the duties of the office assigned him by the within Commission . Before J. B. Varnum Colonel”.

Signed by Samuel Adams as Governor and Commander in Chief of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Paper loss at bottom center at fold. $2,500

Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland, Samuel Chase ADS

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SAMUEL CHASE (1741 – 1811). Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland. Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. 6” x 3” tipped to a larger paper measuring 7” x 4 1/8” overall. Dated Baltimore October 1, 1808. “The President, Director and Company, of the Bank of the United States – Ten days after Date, Pay David Harris, Esq. or order, Eight hundred, and Seventy five Dollars. Samuel Chase.” Monted to another sheet. Fine. $2,500

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The Future of Autograph Collecting

February 21st, 2011

A Book About Autographs

A Book About Autographs

From the Desk of Scott Winslow,

Recently, I put on my prophetic hat in order to attempt a prediction as to what the future of autograph collecting holds in store. After realizing the futility of such an exercise, I thought about the history of collecting autographs and how those collectors before us have contributed to the marketplace today. Indeed, collecting autographs has been an avocation of the intellectually curious for centuries and many prominent people throughout history have derived great pleasure from the hobby. It is well-known that FDR was an avid collector of autographs and more than a few of us have had, or currently have items that were once owned by our 32nd president. Indeed, I find it of interest when I receive autographs with the original dealer invoices of yesteryear. It’s truly amazing to see the prices at which autographs exchanged hands amongst our hobby forebears. But more than the values alone, the passion for collecting autographs instills within us a continuing desire to better understand the human element – those people who have shaped what we as a civilization have become today. One such American found great intellectual stimulation, enjoyment and pride in autograph collecting. His name was Simon Gratz and in 1920 he published a book entitled “A Book About Autographs”, a limited edition of only 500 copies It’s contents detail his passion for autographs and acts as a primer which, when taken in context, remains very relevant to today’s collector. I’ve placed an accompanying link for you to view a pdf of the book. Just click on the Photo of Simon Gratz and it will take you there. It is in the public domain so no worries about copyright. Perhaps this book will offer each of us our own perspective as to the future of autograph collecting.

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Northern Virginia Stock And Bond Show – Some New Acquisitions

February 21st, 2011

Northern Virginia Show Floor

Northern Virginia Stock and Bond Show February 2011

Welcome Collectors and Enthusiast’s,

We recently attended the 10th annual Northern Virginia Stock and Bond Show and were pleased to see many new faces along with our old friends. For those who were unable to stop in, hopefully we’ll see you next year. While the weather may have dampened attendance a bit, it certainly didn’t dampen spirits.The bourse floor activity proved to turn up some exciting finds for collectors and dealers alike and the annual breakfast sponsored by the International Bond and Share Society was attended by nearly 50 enthusiastic members including those from around the United States, England and Germany. The prevailing opinion still remains that new scarcer items and rarities remain difficult to locate and are changing hands at solid prices. Below are a few new recent acquisitions from the show.

A Final Note: We do have some fresh interest in collecting historical securities from Mexico and are currently actively seeking some types of this material for our customers south of the border. If you have anything which you think may be of interest, please advise.

Sincerely,

Scott Winslow

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Collectible Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Document

February 10th, 2011

Printed Document Signed In Type By Santa Anna Days Before The Taking of Veracruz And His Promotion To The Rank Of Brigadier General

Signed in type by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. (1794-1876) Mexican political leader who greatly influenced Mexican and Spanish politics and government. During his forty year career, Santa Anna rose to the rank of both general and president. Over a period of twenty-two years, Santa Anna served as President of Mexico on eleven non-consecutive occasions. The Spanish document concerns a two percent tax placed upon gold and silver in relation to a loan of six hundred thousand pesos. Very Fine.

On October 25, 1822 Santa Anna would take control of Veracruz under orders from Mexico’s Emperor Iturbide. For this successful operation, Santa Anna was named brigadier general and Commander of the Province of Veracruz by Iturbide. Iturbide soon grew suspicious of Santa Anna’s power, quickly removing him from his command and ordering him to join the Junta de Guerra in Mexico City. Santa Anna refused to follow this order and instead returned to Veracruz where he proclaimed a Mexican Republic and declared Iturbide’s reign invalid in early December of 1822. With support growing quickly for a Mexican Republic, Iturbide was forced to abdicate on March 19, 1823. A fine document from an important period in the early life of Santa Anna.

Printed Document.
One page, 8 1/2″” x 12″”, on laid paper.
Veracruz. October 15, 1822.

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French Artillery Regiment Manuscript

February 9th, 2011

French Artillery Regiment Document

I recently acquired a French Artillery Regiment manuscript detailing the receipt of supplies on its march to Yorktown.

In late June of 1781, the french artillery camped at Bolton, Connecticut while on their journey south to meet Washington’s Army at Yorktown. A seldom seen French document related to their artillery during the American Revolution.

The manuscript document is in French. 12th Artillery Regiment. “Good for thirty-one rations of hay for the horses of the artillery at Bolton. 30 (June), 1781.”

American Revolution – French Artillery
Size: 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
Condition: Very Fine
State: Connecticut
Year: 1781

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1748 Rhode Island Indenture

February 9th, 2011

1748 Rhode Island Indenture

Kings County. June 10, 1748. The document is an indenture between John Brown and the Trustees of the Rhode Island Colony for “ … a certain tract of land lying in Westerly … Containing sixty acres bounded Northerly on George Babcocks land Eastern on Benjamin Halls Junr. Land Southerly on Joseph Halls Land & Westerly on ye Grantors Land … ” The document is signed by WILLIAM BABCOCK (1708-1751).

Babcock served as town clerk of Westerly for a period of about twenty years. He was also a justice of the peace and represented Westerly in the General Assembly of Rhode Island in 1744. In addition, the document notes that it was “Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of both Babcock and SILAS GREENMAN (1690-1760) Justice of the Peace from Kingston.

In 1718, Greenman was found guilty of counterfeiting, which led to his removal from his post. Greenman went on to serve as Town Councilor, clerk and moderator for Westerly, Rhode Island. Greenman was also a slave holder who estate inventory included seven slaves. Usual folds.

Partially Printed Indenture
Size: One page, 13” x 16 5/8”
Condition: Extremely Fine

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Welcome to my blog!

February 9th, 2011

Andrew Jackson Memorial Ribbon

My goal is to share with you my interest in a wide variety of historical American collectibles. Scott J Winslow Associates specializes in autographs, manuscripts, stocks and bonds, paper money, and a vast variety of historical Americana.

Since 1985, I have successfully served an extensive client base, including museums, libraries, universities, and private collectors. I am proud to be recognized as one of this nation’s leading authorities in business history.

So I hope you’ll bookmark this blog and visit here often.

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