As both a collector and dealer I am always on the lookout for anything signed by Churchill, so every week I do a search for items signed by Winston Churchill on ebay, and each week I come across the same signed “authentic” letters that are a little less than “authentic” They may have come from Winston Churchill’s office, but they were certainly not written or signed by him.
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln Posted Sep 19, 2013 @ 01:01 AM
Editor’s note: With Nov. 19 marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln will feature letters to or by Lincoln, written between the end of Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, and his famous speech.
A copy of letter from Abraham Lincoln written to a nephew in Oregon in 1860, then photo-copied - literally - onto two glass negatives around World War I in Tacoma. Not seen since then, those negatives were re-discovered this year by the Tacoma Historical Society, which was going through dozens of donated boxes of negatives.
Overseas and out of reach when lawmakers passed an extension of certain provisions of the Patriot Act it had been signed by an autopen
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the open secret that nobody in government wants to talk about: That cherished presidential signature that‘s tucked away in a scrapbook or framed for all to see might never have passed under the president’s hand.
Jordan M. Wright’s collection of political memorabilia is unquestionably prodigious.
Consisting of perhaps a million-plus items, amassed over four decades, it includes an assortment of ephemera like a George W. Bush piñata and a portrait of Lincoln made of seed and saplings, but also legions of important historical artifacts, like a George Washington picture flag from his swearing in and a purse with a Warren G. Harding logo that was used to attract newly enfranchised female voters.
One collector's love for presidential memorabilia lasted decades—and led to an indictment roiling a cloistered world..
At age 10, Barry Landau wrote a letter to Dwight D. Eisenhower, admiring his "very beautiful" wife and offering his assessment of where the general stood in the country's pantheon of great leaders. "I think you lived the most exciting and the most interesting life then [sic] any other President of our United States," according to a copy of the letter released by the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.
This exhibition features letters, manuscripts and signed photos that celebrate various aspects of the remarkable life and character of Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. President. There are examples of his optimism and his pessimism; letters about his fierce presumption of racial equality, and manuscripts decrying riots, lawlessness and a coercive state. Featured, too, is a photo of Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin inscribed “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!” Present is a letter written shortly after surviving his own assassination attempt saying, typically, that he was feeling fine. Ronald Reagan led an extraordinary life: this exhibit allows us to celebrate its rich diversity.