Tag Archives: Thomas Jefferson

Great Collections: February 2019

Great Collections: February 2019

Thomas Jefferson’s Books By Maxine Carter-Lome “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams, June 10, 1815 Throughout his life, reading and acquiring books were vital to Thomas Jefferson’s education and well-being. He relied on his books as his chief source of inspiration and practical knowledge, and believed that […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A 1792 printed copy of An Act Establishing a Mint, and Regarding the Coins of the United States, signed by Thomas Jefferson, sold for $118,000 at an auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana held April 8 by Swann […]

Ken’s Korner: Top Declaration signer: Button Gwinnett (who?)

Ken’s Korner: Top Declaration signer: Button Gwinnett (who?)

Ken’s Korner: Top Declaration signer: Button Gwinnett (who?) News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Quick, which signer of the Declaration of Independence is most valued by collectors? John Hancock? Benjamin Franklin? Thomas Jefferson? Try Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia’s founding fathers. Gwinnett’s signature is prized among collectors for […]

Top 5 Historical lots sold in 2012 by Heritage range from the dawn of the Universe to the dawn of America

Top 5 Historical lots sold in 2012 by Heritage range from the dawn of the Universe to the dawn of America The last year was an important one for history collectors at Heritage Auctions. Here’s a peek at the top five Historical lots sold in 2012, which range from the dawn of Universe to the […]

Ken's Korner: What did King Tut and Jefferson both enjoy?

Ken’s Korner: What did King Tut and Jefferson both enjoy? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 In a word: wine. King Tutankhamen was a red wine drinker, according to a researcher who analyzed traces of the vintage found in his tomb. And Thomas Jefferson became so obsessed with wine while living in Europe he dreamed […]