Bobby Livingston's Blog – October 2012 Archive (1)

Houdini on autograph collecting and the value of Button Gwinnett

In the mid-1920's there was an autograph auction craze over Button Gwinnett documents and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Because only 49 signatures of Gwinnett were known to exist at the time, prices reached over $15,000 for the rare signer from Georgia.

In this months RR Auction manuscript sale, we have a letter from Harry Houdini who writes of Gwinnett's value: "They were in a…

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Added by Bobby Livingston on October 9, 2012 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

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