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What brings you to Autograph Live?
I have 2 historic signed documents I'm looking to value and sell.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
I just came across it looking for autograph dealers
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Militaria, paper goods all kinds, there is something about old paper old paper currency. even cancelled checks if they are elaborate enough. I have one from a bank in illion NY herkimer county from 1860 I researched the name, and it turns out the signee was one of the first drafted in to the civil war
What is your level of expertise?
Long Time Lover
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
I only have the 2 and I like them but not as much as some other things.
This particular one is on Senate stationary and was given to my father in 57. He was seeking entrance to the USMA at West Point The then Senator Kennedy had already filled his 2 slots and signed and gave my father what im sure was a form letter and encouraged him to come back next year. He didnt have to his congressman got him in right away.
The letter also discusses for the first time ever him being able to fill a few more slots due to the opening of the new Air Force Academy on Colorado
Why do you collect?
Thats a good question. I've often wondered how I would explain that. All I've been able to come up with is because I have to. When I see something old especially historical I'm compelled, its almost autonomic. I am a complete history nut as well though. I'm fascinated with WW2. Ancient Rome, Mesopotamia/Sumeria classical Pianists (I am one). Sometimes In think my real craving for history, is to uncover all the half truths and lies we've been told.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
That would be Abraham Lincoln, I have always wanted one from him. 2nd would be Rachmaninoff
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