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Sale 825 — U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Presidential Checks

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
543
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 543, Presidential ChecksJames Madison, James MadisonJames Madison. Signature on part-printed check dated July 7, 1813, in the amount of $300.00, spindle hole barely affects signature, otherwise Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
525
544
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 544, Presidential ChecksJames Monroe, James MonroeJames Monroe. Signature on hand-written check, dated April 2, 1822, for the amount of $100.00, handwritten "Mr. Cashier of the branch, Bank of the U States, Washington" at bottom left, cut cancel and spindle hole do not affect signature, some edgewear, Very Fine and choice, rare signed check during his Presidency

E. 750-1,000
575
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545
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 545, Presidential ChecksAndrew Jackson, Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson. Bold signature on Bank of the Metropolis check, dated June6, 1835, for $17.00, typical cut cancel, minor wear, Very Fine and choice, signed while President, accompanied by 152 x 203mm die proof on glazed card bearing his portrait

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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546
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 546, Presidential ChecksA. Lincoln, A. LincolnA. Lincoln. Bold signature on check from Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company, check also made out in Lincoln's hand, dated July 16, 1860, and payable to "Second Portuguese Church" for $5.00, cut cancel barely affects signature, some slight toning at edges, otherwise Very Fine

E. 4,000-5,000
5,750
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547
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 547, Presidential ChecksU. S. Grant, U. S. GrantU. S. Grant. Signature on check dated Feb. 13, 1866, fro, Jay Cooke & Co., Bankers, made payable to "Self", cut cancels and spindle filing hole do not affect signature, two adherences on back, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
800
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548
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 548, Presidential ChecksC. A. Arthur, C. A. ArthurC. A. Arthur. Bold signature on Nassau Bank check dated Sept. 10, 1874, payable for $48.25, bearing 2c Revenue stamp tied by ms., spindle hole far from signature, light vertical file folds, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
575
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549
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 549, Presidential ChecksBenjm. Harrison, Benjm. HarrisonBenjm. Harrison. Bold signature on check dated May 11, 1880, from Fletcher & Sharpe's Bank in Indianapolis, central design in Orange, spindle hole does not affect signature, two light vertical file folds, Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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550
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 550, Presidential ChecksTheodore Roosevelt, Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt. Bold signature on Astor Trust Company check, dated October 10, 1911, for $63.50, perfin cancel, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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551
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 551, Presidential ChecksWm. H. Taft, Wm. H. TaftWm. H. Taft. Bold signature on illustrated check, dated April 8, 1919, for $13.75 to The Republican Club, perfin cancel and purple handstamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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552
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 552, Presidential ChecksWm. H. Taft, Wm. H. TaftWm. H. Taft. Bold signature on illustrated check, dated May 5, 1919, from Riggs National Bank in Washington D.C., to Yale Laundry for $7.64, perfin cancel, vertical fold well clear of signature, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
300
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553
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 553, Presidential ChecksWoodrow Wilson, Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson. Signature on bank check dated Feb. 5, 1901, from Princeton Bank, bearing 2c Documentary with ms. cancel ("W.W. 2/5/01"), cut cancel does not affect signature, Very Fine and choice

E. 400-500
475
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554
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 554, Presidential ChecksWoodrow Wilson, Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson. Two items: first is signed check dated Feb. 7, 1901, from Princeton Bank; second is TLS on White House stationery dated November 13, 1914, contents reads "My Dear Pope: I am sincerely sorry to hear of your wife's illness. Enclosed you will find my check for $50.00. I am glad to make the loan in the circumstances. In Haste, Sincerely yours," and signed, some overall central toning, horizontal file fold clear of signature, still appears Fine

E. 750-1,000
500
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555
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 555, Presidential ChecksCalvin Coolidge, Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge. Neat signature on check dated Feb. 5, 1918, printed check reads "Calvin Coolidge, Lawyer" at left, perfin cancel, few light bends, Very Fine and choice

E. 150-200
110
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556
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 556, Presidential ChecksCalvin Coolidge, Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge. Signature on Northampton National Bank & Trust Co. check, dated May 7, 1932, for $1.70, perfin cancel, fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
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557
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 557, Presidential ChecksFranklin D. Roosevelt, Franklin D. RooseveltFranklin D. Roosevelt. Signature at bottom of check dated Mar. 3, 1928, made out to "E. T. Curtis, Manager" and at bottom "Patriots Aid Fund", small piece missing at top right corner, perfin cancel far from signature, Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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558
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 558, Presidential ChecksHarry S. Truman, Harry S. TrumanHarry S. Truman. Neat signature on bank of Kansas City check dated Oct. 11, 1924, made out to "Cash" for $20.00, perfin and purple handstamp both away from signature, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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559
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 559, Presidential ChecksJimmy Carter, Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter. Four signed checks from Plains Mercantile Co. in Americus Ga., each dated 1960, each with "Carters Warehouse/Plains, Georgia" handstamp at signature, all are fresh and Very Fine

E. 500-750
425
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560
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 560, Presidential ChecksRonald Reagan, Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan. Signature on check dated Feb. 6, 1995, made out for $30.00, fresh and Very Fine, Reagan signed checks are surprisingly scarce

E. 500-750
500
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561
 
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 561, Presidential ChecksGeorge W. Bush, George W. BushGeorge W. Bush. Signature on bottom of George Bush Campaign Fund check, dated Sept. 24, 1963 and made payable to "George Bush Special Account", also signed by Roy H. Cullen, fresh and Very Fine, a rare signed check, accompanied by 152 x 203mm large die proof portrait of George Bush with B.E.P imprint at bottom

E. 1,500-2,000
1,050
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