Alan York: American Presidents Part I

Auction Details

The first part of a spectacular collection of presidential and election ephemera from the late Dr. York’s East Hampton estate. This auction will feature election memorabilia and ephemera from United States presidents, beginning with George Washington, and concluding with Abraham Lincoln.
George Washington 1806 Handkerchief1George Washington 1806 Handkerchief
Roland Auctions New York
Printed Cotton, Germantown Print Works, Germantown, Pa., circa 1806. Titled; "The Effect of Principle Behold the Man." This rare, original...
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
George Washington "...at the Altar of Liberty"2George Washington "...at the Altar of Liberty"
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George Washington historic pictorial red print on off-white cotton linen with medallion portraits, circa 1783. Titled "America Presenting at th...
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (850.00 + 212.50) x 1 = 1,062.50
George Washington - Rare Battersea Box3George Washington - Rare Battersea Box
Roland Auctions New York
One of very few Battersea enamel specimens destined for the American market with the image of Washington. This variety reading "Great Washingto...
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 1,500.00
George Washington Zinc Bust4George Washington Zinc Bust
Roland Auctions New York
Patinated zinc bust of George Washington. Signed on proper right side "Boy," and indistinctly at proper left side[5 1/2" H x 2 3/4&qu...
Estimates : 75.00 - 125.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
George Washington - "Mr. Elliot's Discourse...5George Washington - "Mr. Elliot's Discourse...
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Printed 8vo pamphlet subtitled "Mr. Elliott's Discourse, on the Death of General Washington", by John Elliott, Hartford CT printed by ...
Estimates : 700.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
George Washington - Six Centennial Ribbons6George Washington - Six Centennial Ribbons
Roland Auctions New York
All bear Stevenograph bust-length 3/4 profile portraits of George Washington. Sizes from [Smallest: 2 1/2" W x 7" H; Largest: 2 1/8" ...
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00 + 562.50) x 1 = 2,812.50
George Washington Ephemera7George Washington Ephemera
Roland Auctions New York
Comprises: 1.) Engraved portrait on celluloid tipped at corners to silk ribbon [Image: 1 1/2" H x 1 3/8" W"; Overall: 5 3/4" H x...
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
George Washington Ephemera7AGeorge Washington Ephemera
Roland Auctions New York
Large 4to, hand colored lithograph depicting George Washington in a standing full-length pose with right arm outstretched and sword in left, published
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 31.25) x 1 = 156.25
Washington's Farewell Address8Washington's Farewell Address
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Book titled "Washington's Farewell Address to the People of the United States," 8vo, 36 pages, published for the Washington Benevolent...
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
Oration on Election of Jefferson, 18049Oration on Election of Jefferson, 1804
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1804 Pamphlet, "Oration, in Honor of the Election of President Jefferson, and the Peaceable Acquisition of Louisiana Delivered at the National ...
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
Thomas Jefferson - 1931 Program Cover10Thomas Jefferson - 1931 Program Cover
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Printed program cover "Annual Dinner of the National Democratic Club Celebrating the One Hundred and Eighty-Eighth Birthday of Thomas Jefferson...
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
James Monroe - Two Memorial Silk Ribbons11James Monroe - Two Memorial Silk Ribbons
Roland Auctions New York
Comprises: 1). Silk ribbon imprinted "Ceremony of the Disinterment and Removal from the City of New York of the Remains of James Monroe Preside...
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (475.00 + 118.75) x 1 = 593.75
Andrew Jackson - First "Coffin" Handbill12Andrew Jackson - First "Coffin" Handbill
Roland Auctions New York
Broadside featuring a depiction of six woodcut coffins, each ornamented by a skull & crossbones with winged angels at the corners. Published by ...
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,800.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
Andrew Jackson - Anti-Jackson Broadside13Andrew Jackson - Anti-Jackson Broadside
Roland Auctions New York
This broadside reprints earlier editorials by journalists unfavorable to Jackson with the implication, as shown in one woodcut, that "Jackson i...
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,800.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
Andrew Jackson - Coffin Handbill 182814Andrew Jackson - Coffin Handbill 1828
Roland Auctions New York
Titled "A Brief Account of the/Execution/Of the Six Militia Men." In February 1815, six militia men under Major General Andrew Jackson'...
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 875.00
Andrew Jackson - "...the Bloody Deeds..." Broadside15Andrew Jackson - "...the Bloody Deeds..." Broadside
Roland Auctions New York
Printed folio broadside titled at top "An account of some of the Bloody Deeds of GENERAL JACKSON." Bears full mourning borders and include...
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,750.00 + 937.50) x 1 = 4,687.50
Andrew Jackson -  Seven Anti-Adams Illustrations16Andrew Jackson - Seven Anti-Adams Illustrations
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During the campaign of 1828, a series of "Coffin Handbills" or broadsides were distributed that depicted Andrew Jackson as a murderer who ...
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,400.00 + 350.00) x 1 = 1,750.00
John Quincy Adams  - Campaign Broadside17John Quincy Adams - Campaign Broadside
Roland Auctions New York
One page, printed folio, broadside with header "Washington County Post Extra --- October 22nd, 1828 / Republican Nominations / For President Jo...
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00 + 750.00) x 1 = 3,750.00
John Quincy Adams  - Administration Broadside18John Quincy Adams - Administration Broadside
Roland Auctions New York
Half page, printed 4to, circular broadside with header "New-Lisbon November 13th, 1827". A call to form a ticket for electors of president...
Estimates : 75.00 - 125.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 81.25) x 1 = 406.25
John Adams - French Portrait Lithograph18AJohn Adams - French Portrait Lithograph
Roland Auctions New York
Bust-length 3/4 profile portrait of John Adams, signed in-the-plate at lower left "Mauraisse 1827," published by Motte. Bears an oval embo...
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
Andrew Jackson - Two Early Biographical Works19Andrew Jackson - Two Early Biographical Works
Roland Auctions New York
Comprises: 1). "Memoirs of Andrew Jackson Late Major General and Commander in Chief of the Southern Division of the Army of the United States /...
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 93.75
Andrew Jackson - Rare Portrait Ribbon20Andrew Jackson - Rare Portrait Ribbon
Roland Auctions New York
Printed campaign ribbon on yellow silk depicting Jackson in a waist-length 3/4 profile pose. Ornately imprinted above "President Jackson" ...
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00 + 625.00) x 1 = 3,125.00
Andrew Jackson - Two Memorial Ribbons21Andrew Jackson - Two Memorial Ribbons
Roland Auctions New York
Portrait ribbons printed on silk. Comprises: 1). Oval portrait ribbon with vignette of the Battle of New Orleans below. Imprinted at bottom "Pu...
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 500.00
Andrew Jackson - Printed Ephemera (3)22Andrew Jackson - Printed Ephemera (3)
Roland Auctions New York
Comprises: 1.) Sheet music "President Jackson's / Grand March / Performed by the Boston Bands. / Arranged for the / Piano Forte. / Boston ...
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
Andrew Jackson - Farewell Address23Andrew Jackson - Farewell Address
Roland Auctions New York
Printed "Farewell Address of Andrew Jackson To the People of the United States," 1 page, folio, on silk, publisher unknown, circa 1837. Be...
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 562.50
1832 Campaign - Statesmen Pamphlets241832 Campaign - Statesmen Pamphlets
Roland Auctions New York
Comprises: 1.) Pamphlet titled "Speech / of the / Hon. Daniel Webster / at the / National Republican Convention / in Worchester, Oct. 12, 1832 ...
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
William H. Harrison - Anti Van Buren Metamorphic Card25William H. Harrison - Anti Van Buren Metamorphic Card
Roland Auctions New York
William Henry Harrison, anti-Van Buren metamorphic card [3 1/8" W x 5" H, not including 1/2" tab]. Card by Davis Claypoole Johnston ...
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
Martin Van Buren - Large Virginia Ballot26Martin Van Buren - Large Virginia Ballot
Roland Auctions New York
Printed Van Buren and Johnson electoral ballot 1836, 8vo, 1 page. Features signature of elector "Joel Sayne" three times on verso [9"...
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
Van Buren Backname Button27Van Buren Backname Button
Roland Auctions New York
Gilt brass button with raised design against a matte finish ground. The reverse is stamped "Martin Van Buren Excelsior." Lit.: Sullivan-De...
Estimates : 175.00 - 225.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
Van Buren & Adams - Grand National Banner Jugate28Van Buren & Adams - Grand National Banner Jugate
Roland Auctions New York
Hand-colored lithograph published by Nathaniel Currier in 1848, titled "Grand Democratic Free Soil Banner". Depicts Van Buren & Adams ...
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,250.00 + 812.50) x 1 = 4,062.50
Martin Van Buren - Standing Portrait Ribbon29Martin Van Buren - Standing Portrait Ribbon
Roland Auctions New York
Pale green silk ribbon with standing portrait of Van Buren clutching a scroll which reads: "Free Soil. And Freedom of the Public Lands to Actua...
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
Daniel Webster - Presidential Campaign Broadside30Daniel Webster - Presidential Campaign Broadside
Roland Auctions New York
Printed folio broadside "Democratic Whig Ticket! / For President / DANIEL WEBSTER / For Vice President, / FRANCIS GRANGER..." includes can...
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00 + 400.00) x 1 = 2,000.00
William H. Harrison - Silk Campaign Bandana31William H. Harrison - Silk Campaign Bandana
Roland Auctions New York
Printed silk bandanna issued for Harrison's 1840 campaign. In the background behind Harrison's portrait is the U.S. Capitol building. Bears ...
Estimates : 6,500.00 - 8,500.00
Sold to floor for (9,500.00 + 2,375.00) x 1 = 11,875.00
William H. Harrison - Cotton Campaign Bandana32William H. Harrison - Cotton Campaign Bandana
Roland Auctions New York
Red print on white cotton bandana issued for Harrison's 1840 campaign. Features a central image of Harrison in uniform on horseback. Surrounding...
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (375.00 + 93.75) x 1 = 468.75
William H. Harrision - Silk and Linen Campaign Flag33William H. Harrision - Silk and Linen Campaign Flag
Roland Auctions New York
Campaign flag bearing seven red stripes and six white stripes with blue field containing 36 stars. Right edge bears a sewn-affixed linen strip boldly
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold to floor for (7,000.00 + 1,750.00) x 1 = 8,750.00
Wiliiam H. Harrison - Silk Campaign Ribbons34Wiliiam H. Harrison - Silk Campaign Ribbons
Roland Auctions New York
Four antique printed silk campaign ribbons. Comprises: 1.) "Tippecanoe Club" featuring a portrait of Harrison above the slogan "Our C...
Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 625.00
William H. Harrison - Two Campaign Ribbons35William H. Harrison - Two Campaign Ribbons
Roland Auctions New York
Two silk printed campaign ribbons. Comprises 1.) Ribbon with rectangular portrait of Harrison above an obelisk,imprinted "September 10, 1840&qu...
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 68.75) x 1 = 343.75
William H. Harrison - Three Silk Campaign Ribbons36William H. Harrison - Three Silk Campaign Ribbons
Roland Auctions New York
Three printed silk campaign ribbons. Comprises 1.) "Harrison & Reform" above a five point star with sunburst bearing Harrison's po...
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
William H. Harrison - "Liberty Tree" Ribbon37William H. Harrison - "Liberty Tree" Ribbon
Roland Auctions New York
Green printed silk pictorial ribbon issued to the "Bunker Hill Convention / September 10, 1840" for "Ward IX of Boston." Imprint...
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 937.50
William H. Harrison - "Miami Valley" Campaign Ribbon38William H. Harrison - "Miami Valley" Campaign Ribbon
Roland Auctions New York
Silk ribbon imprinted "Carrolton & Holes Creek / Maimi Valley / Convention; / in Commemoration of / Perry's Victory on Lake Erie... Hel...
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
William H. Harrison - Campaign & Inaugural Music Group39William H. Harrison - Campaign & Inaugural Music Group
Roland Auctions New York
Comprises 17 printed, large 4to, sheet music compositions for campaign and inaugural events. Nine retain original covers bearing lithographic depictio
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (950.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,187.50
William H. Harrison - 1840 & 1841 Ephemera40William H. Harrison - 1840 & 1841 Ephemera
Roland Auctions New York
A gathering of nine items comprising 1.) Group of clippings, including three ballots and one advertisement. 2.) Pamphlet titled "Mr. Kendall...
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 137.50) x 1 = 687.50
William H. Harrison - Papier-Mache Snuff Box41William H. Harrison - Papier-Mache Snuff Box
Roland Auctions New York
Antique black lacquered snuff box. Lid features a portrait of General Harrison imprinted "Wm. H. Harrison 4th March 1841 President of the U.S.&...
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
William H. Harrison - 1841 Reform Campaign Ribbon42William H. Harrison - 1841 Reform Campaign Ribbon
Roland Auctions New York
Printed silk campaign ribbon. Upper portion features an eagle with streamer proclaiming, "Maumee - Fort Meigs - Thames - Tippecanoe", four...
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 375.00
Wiliiam H. Harrison - Manuscript Document43Wiliiam H. Harrison - Manuscript Document
Roland Auctions New York
Manuscript document signed "Witness William H. Driscol Secy," 4to, 1-1/2 pages. This is a list of delegates under the header "Warren ...
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
William H. Harrison - 1840 Political Cartoon44William H. Harrison - 1840 Political Cartoon
Roland Auctions New York
Lithographic image "Published by John Childs, 90 Nassau Street" 1840, oblong folio. The artist forecasts a Whig electoral victory and dram...
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 162.50) x 1 = 812.50
William H. Harrison - Silk Mourning Ribbons45William H. Harrison - Silk Mourning Ribbons
Roland Auctions New York
Comprises three printed silk ribbons. Two are identical and bear a portrait of the late President, the third is illustrated with a neo-classical urn u
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 187.50
William H. Harrison - Silk Mourning Ribbons46William H. Harrison - Silk Mourning Ribbons
Roland Auctions New York
Comprises four silk mourning ribbons. Three bear a pictorial vignette with a portrait of Harrison among American flags above a neo-classical urn. At t
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
Arthur Vandenberg - 1840 Red Silk Campaign Ribbon47Arthur Vandenberg - 1840 Red Silk Campaign Ribbon
Roland Auctions New York
Convention badge from the 1840 campaign of Arthur Vandenburg for the Republican Presidential nomination. Red ribbon still attached to Vandenburg badge
Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Henry Clay - Two Silk Ribbons48Henry Clay - Two Silk Ribbons
Roland Auctions New York
Comprises 1.) Silk campaign ribbon imprinted with four vignettes. The first vignette depicts two horses surrounding a shield containing a Navy ship. T
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00