Lot 301: Fountain pen signatures of all nine members of the 1937 Supreme Court on an off-white 4 x 5.5 sheet, including: Charles E. Hughes, James C. McReynolds, Louis D. Brandeis, George Sutherland, Pierce Butler, Harlan F. Stone, Owen J. Roberts, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and Hugo Black. A clipped magazine image of the justices is affixed at the top, and a clipped portion of Supreme Court letterhead is affixed at the bottom. In very good condition, with a horizontal fold passing through Butler's signature, overall bends and creases, and foxing (primarily towards to bottom). Accompanied by an unsigned program for a celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Supreme Court on February 1, 1940. The date of these scarce signatures, all on a single page, can be targeted to a brief five-month period between August 19, 1937, the date Black joined the court, and January 17, 1938, when Sutherland retired.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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