Name Presidential Autograph and Americana Auction
Auctioneer Quinn's Auction Galleries
Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Date(s) 2/20/2023
ONLY Absentee bids and pre-bids To bid live during the auction, visit LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable. February 20, 2022 at 2:00pm EST
Preview Date/Time February 14, 2023 to February 17th from 11-5 PM February 20th from 11-1 PM. No preview available on the weekend.
Checkout Date/Time Please pay for and pick up your items by March 10, 2022.
Location 360 S. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Buyer Premium 27% Buyer's Premium applies.
Description
Quinn’s Auction Galleries is pleased to present an auction of Presidential autographs, memorabilia, early books and Americana as well as early works on the invention of the telephone. The sale features over 150 rare and signed books and autographs. These include items such as signatures of the presidents from James Madison to Joe Biden. Coming up on the 150th anniversary of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell entered his patent for the telephone on Feb. 14th, 1876 and shortly had it granted, with surprising rapidity, on Mar. 10th 1876, a few days before the first words would be spoken on the telephone. Quinn’s is proud to offer highlights on this historical event, an event that shaped our modern world. We have the first instance of the relation of the telephone and its historic March 14th conversation with Bell’s 1876 Researches on Telephony. We also have Bell’s 2nd and 3rd Telephone Patents, the former being one of the two most influential patents on the Telephone, describing the telephone as a functioning device, first time offered at auction. Lastly, also for the first time at auction, we have for auction a collection of the Telephone Cases against Bell and his supposed invention of the telephone. This collection of an almost decade long litigation would ultimately declare Bell the inventor of the telephone and allow for an almost century long monopoly in telecommunications by AT&T. Books on early Americana include the first American and London edition of Noah Webster’s landmark American Dictionary of the English Language. We also have a set of the Dallas Reports on the early Supreme Court and Kent’s Commentaries on American Law, a foundation of jurisprudence in American legal history. The book selection also includes works by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and Marshall’s Life of Washington with the rare atlas volume. Quinn’s is also excited to offer on President’s day a large collection of Presidential autographs and memorabilia. We have a full Lincoln signed appointment from 2 months before the close of the Civil War and his assassination and a James Madison signed document. We have several examples of Martin Van Buren, James Buchanan, Theodore Roosevelt as well as autographs from Reagan and Bush to Frank Hodsoll, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Lastly, we have several political buttons and ephemera including a 1861 Lincoln button pin, McKinley/Roosevelt jugate ribbon and a bust of Woodrow Wilson, while as president, executed by Jo Davidson. Open Preview: February 14, 2023 to February 17th from 11-5 PM February 20th from 11-1 PM. No preview available on the weekend. For shipping for this auction, UPS Store 4602 is the partner for our Presidential Autograph and Americana Auction. Please contact them for shipping: Store4602@theupsstore.com. Further questions regarding shipping? Email Shipping@quinnsauction.com
Auction Terms & Conditions Terms And Conditions Bidder agrees that the terms listed shall govern this auction and that he/she agrees with them. Additional terms may be posted or announced from the auction block, and are just as binding as the listed terms: BIDDERS AGREE TO ALL THESE TERMS. 1. Bidding through Quinns the Buyer's premium is 27% for the Fine and Decorative Arts and Collector's Series Auctions. There is a 4% processing fee when paying with a credit card or debit card unless you have purchased in a Quinns/Rasmus auction. 1A. Full payment: All items must be paid for in full before the bidder leaves the premises. Nothing may be removed until the bidder transaction is settled. Post sale you will receive an online link for credit card payment. We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express. There is a 4% service fee for use of a credit card. We will accept a check, money order, cashier's check, or wire transfer along with a copy of the invoice. Invoices greater than $2,000.00 require payment by certified check, bank check, or wire transfer. Auctioneers reserve the right to hold personal or business checks for up to 10 business days to allow for clearance of funds, returned checks are subject to an additional fee of $35.00. All sales are subject to state sales tax laws. Tax exempt bidder must present proof of sales tax exemption status including a Virginia or reciprocating state tax ID # before any sales tax is waived. Bidder agrees not to stop payment on checks or disallow a sight draft. Bidder is responsible for any expense due to collection of a bad check and authorizes the auctioneer to charge his/her credit card for any merchandise and applicable fees on returned checks. The Auctioneers reserve the right to repossess, at any time, at your location, any unpaid merchandise. The bidder agrees to allow the auctioneer to charge his or her credit card for all unpaid merchandise. The auctioneer reserves the right to bar bidders in participating in future auctions due to failure to pay for merchandise won at auction. 2. No warranty: All items are sold as is, where is, without guarantee of any kind. The descriptions of items appearing in advertising prior to this auction are believed to be correct, nevertheless, neither those descriptions nor any oral statements made by the Owner (or his agents or officers) or the Auctioneer (or his agents or officers) concerning any item shall be construed as a warranty either expressed or implied. I, the Bidder, have examined this merchandise and accept it the way it is. 3. Disputes: The Auctioneer shall designate the winning bidder after each item is auctioned. If disputes arise between two or more bidders, the auctioneer reserves the right to re-open the bidding. The Auctioneer's designation of a buyer shall be final. 4. Buyers' responsibility: After a Bidder has won the bid with his/her high bid, they have become the new owner of the item even though they may not have paid for or taken possession of the item yet. The item(s) become the full and sole responsibility of the buyer and the buyer assumes all risk of loss and damage. Buyers should pay for, guard and remove and remove their item(s) accordingly. 5. Injury or damage: Bidder acknowledges responsibility for any personal injury or property damage caused by the Bidder or his agent, and further agrees to hold Auctioneers harmless from any personal injury to himself or his Agents and the property damage incurred on auction premises. 6. Agents only: The Auctioneers are acting as the Owners Agents only. 7. Removal: Removal of items won at auction is the responsibility of the buyer. Lots should be picked up or removed by a shipper within two weeks after the auction. Other arrangements must be made by calling (703) 532-5632 (ext. 555). Storage fees may be applied. Auctioneer is held harmless for any damage to property incurred during relocation. A $25 relocation fee per item will be added for items moved off site for storage. Quinn's staff assisting customers with moving auction purchases to vehicles are not responsible for damage. 8. Shipping and Handling Policy: Quinn's does not offer In House Shipping. We can provide recommendations for outside shipping by trusted shippers. If using an outside shipper Quinn’s Auction Galleries is not responsible for damages by carriers or packers of purchased lots, whether or not recommended by Quinn’s Auction Galleries and will not be liable for any losses. Thank you for your cooperation. --------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------ Terms Of Use

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Buyer Premium 27% Buyer's Premium applies.
Payment Terms
Payment Policies: Please remit payment by check, money order, cashier's check, or wire transfer along with a copy of the invoice. For purchases under $2000.00 credit cards are accepted. We accept Master Card, Visa and American Express. There is a 4% service fee for use of a credit card. Please remember that any fees associated with a wire transfer are the responsibility of the person making the wire transfer. Domestic Wire Transfers from a U.S. Bank Account Name: Quinn & Sons Inc. Account number: 156986 Bank name: John Marshall Bank Routing or ABA #: 0560-0935-6 Swift Code: There isn’t one Bank address: 1943 Isaac Newton Square, Suite 100, Reston, VA 20190 Phone #: 703-528-1770 Invoices greater than $2,000.00 require payment by certified check, bank check, cash or wire transfer. The Gallery must receive payment in full before any of your merchandise will be available for removal by you or shipped to you. The Gallery reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank.
For shipping for this auction, UPS Store 4602 is the partner for our Presidential Autograph and Americana Auction. Please contact them for shipping: Store4602@theupsstore.com. Further questions regarding shipping? Email Shipping@quinnsauction.com