Friday, June 21, 2013

Over 16 Documents Autographed by U.S. Presidents Are Among Items to be Auctioned by Direct Auction Galleries in Chicago

CHICAGO (June 21, 2013)—Over 16 documents signed by United States presidents ranging from John Quincy Adams to Harry S Truman are among items being auctioned Tuesday, July 2, 2013, from 3 pm-10 pm by Direct Auction Galleries, 7232 N. Western Ave. in Chicago, Illinois. An inspection takes place the day prior from 3:30-7:30 pm. Absentee bids are accepted. A 15% buyer’s premium applies to all sales, plus sales tax (except as exempted).

 For a complete listing, photos, and other details visit, call 773-465-3300.
 The documents include: John Quincy Adams Autographed Letter (Written in His Own Hand); James Monroe Autographed Letter (Written in His Own Hand); Grover Cleveland Autographed Letter (Written in His Own Hand); John Tyler Autographed Presidential Pardon; Autographed Documents by James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, James Monroe, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Ulysses S. Grant, Martin Van Buren, James Buchanan, Calvin Coolidge, Chester A. Arthur, William McKinley, and Woodrow Wilson.

Many of the documents come with authentication by Dr. Richard Saffro, author of "Sanders Price Guide to Autographs."

Other estate and consignment items in this auction include: Many Antique Furniture Pcs.; Mahogany & Oak Furniture Pcs.; Carved Furniture; Oriental Rugs; Ornate Lighting Fixtures, Mirrors & Sconces; Pottery & Porcelain; Figurines; Glassware; China Sets; '50s/'60s/'70s Modern Furniture & Smalls, Victorian, Art Deco & Vintage Items & Furniture; many Gold Rings w/Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires, etc.; Gold & Diamond Necklaces & Bracelets; Gold U.S. & Foreign Coins; Morgan Dollars & Other Silver Coins; and Much More!

“These documents will be special additions for collectors and archivists just before this year’s Independence Day celebration,” says John R. Modica who operates the auction house with his cousin, John S. Modica.

Direct Auction Galleries is a Chicago auction house founded in 1962 that specializes in estate liquidations and consignments of fine antiques, jewelry, coins, and collectibles. 

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