Tag Archives: George Washington

The Civil War Collector – July 2014

The Civil War Collector - July 2014

The Civil War Collector – July 2014 By John Sexton Q: I live in Syracuse, N.Y., and have these old Civil War invitations to military balls and receptions. I even have a pre-19th century check dated 1799 from the bank of Alexandria. I want to know if you could let me know if they are […]

1792 Washington bond, $265,500, Archives Int'l

1792 Washington bond, $265,500, Archives Int'l

1792 Washington bond, $265,500, Archives Int’l Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A historic U.S. federal bond, issued to and signed by then-President George Washington in 1792, the first year such bonds were traded on the New York Stock Exchange, sold for $265,500 at a two-session auction held […]

Portrait of Geo. Washington, $662,500, Heritage Auctions

Portrait of Geo. Washington, $662,500, Heritage Auctions

Portrait of Geo. Washington, $662,500, Heritage Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall Rembrandt Peale’s iconic portrait of U.S. President George Washington sold for $662,500 at an American Art Auction held May 10-11 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Peale’s equally iconic portrait of Martha Washington fetched $158,500. Also, […]

Washington portrait flask $60,840, Norman C. Heckler

Washington portrait flask $60,840, Norman C. Heckler

Washington portrait flask $60,840, Norman C. Heckler Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A large and colorful portrait flask showing George Washington and a classical bust (possibly Henry Clay) sold for $60,840 in an Internet and catalog auction held by Norman C. Heckler & Co., based in Woodstock, […]

George Washington letter, $362,500, Doyle New York

George Washington letter, $362,500, Doyle New York Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A letter written by George Washington to his wartime aide James McHenry on Dec. 10, 1783, in which he writes of his intention to resign his commission as Continental Commander and become “translated into a […]

Ken's Korner Web Extra: Washington’s copy of Constitution sold

Ken’s Korner Web Extra: Washington’s copy of Constitution sold – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2012 George Washington’s personal copies of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, housed in a book saying President of the United States on the cover and made just for the president in his first year of office, sold […]

Why Presidents' Day?

Why Presidents’ Day? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2012 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell, The Halloween Queen® Lincoln, Jefferson, the two Roosevelts, and Adams both father and son, were great men and worthy of days of their own. For decades February 22nd was celebrated by the people to honor the man they most […]

Ken's Korner: Washington portrait fails to sell at auction

Ken’s Korner: Washington portrait fails to sell at auction – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 An iconic portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart put up for sale by the New York Public Library at a November 30 sale held by Sotheby’s failed to meet the reserve bid, surprising observers who anticipated a […]