historical documents

May 10, 2022
Dallas, TX – A rocking chair commissioned by President John F.
May 6, 2022
Philadelphia — Freeman’s May 3 American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts and May 4 Books and Manuscripts auctions brought collectors a fine array of significant early Americana, from letters and
April 29, 2022
Dallas, TX — It began with a framed letter from Franklin Delano Roosevelt gifted to Melvin "Pete" Mark Jr. by his mother-in-law in 1962.
April 22, 2022
Wilton, CT – Five items pertaining to Albert Einstein (two typed letters; a handwritten letter; an awards program; and a humorous card; all five of them hand-signed); Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics
April 5, 2022
Philadelphia — Freeman’s is honored to present John Hancock’s July 8, 1776 letter to Georgia announcing the Declaration of Independence.
February 21, 2022
Philadelphia — Freeman’s inaugural auction of its 2022 season, Books and Manuscripts, was led by the sale of a remarkable Land Ordinance of 1785, whic
February 1, 2022
Wilton, CT – Two letters signed by Albert Einstein (one typed, one handwritten, both in German), a recognizance bond signed by Sir Isaac Newton when he was Warden of the Royal Mint in 1699, and two
January 21, 2022
Using various folds, cuts, stitches, and seals, sixteenth-century royals and spies, among others, attempted to keep their secrets safe via ‘letterlocking.’ Last March,
January 13, 2022
New York – Christie’s is honored to present The Private Collection of William S. “Bill” Reese.