Lot 75: Extremely rare full "George A. Custer" autograph! A partially printed promissory note in which Custer agrees to pay within six months "Four Hundred Dollars with interest at 10 per cent/Value received, this note is secured by a mortgage legally stamped." Lovely vignette of Liberty with cap, flag and fasces at left dog below. Black on blue paper, signed in blue ink. Note is on a light blue paper measuring 8" x 3-1/2", Topeka, Kansas, November 1, 1870 Clearly he and other officers were investing in land just as the railroads - in this case, probably the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe - were reaching into the former wilderness. SIZE: 8" x 3-2/1". PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer's personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1080, August 22, 2012. CONDITION: Very lightly machine canceled over signature.
Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction
Thursday, 19th November 2015
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