Lot 6: James Garfield Document Signed as President



2018-04-23 09:02:58

Lot 6

James Garfield document signed as President, appointing James Matson as Postmaster in Sparta, Illinois. Elegantly signed at lower right, ''James A. Garfield'' on 1 June 1881. Garfield is one of the rarest Presidential signatures as he was only in office six months before an assassin's bullet took his life. Document measures 17'' x 14'' with striking bronze seal with red ribbon attached. Separation starting along folds and chipping to left edge. Some shadowing of seal on signature. Overall in very good condition.

Estimate: $6,000

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