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Visual Splendor: Decorative Arts & Photography

Wed, Jan 24, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 559

Postmaster Document Signed by Woodrow Wilson

Estimate: $200 - $400

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$0 $25
$300 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$500,000 $25,000
$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $100,000
Historical document naming Henry E. Day postmaster of the city of Raymond in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. Signed by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson. Dated July 28, 1919 and the testimony dated August 19, 1919.
Height: 14 in x width: 18 in.

Condition

No visible tears or losses, or major creases. The sheet is toned and has light creases along the recto. The sheet has been kept rolled. There is browning along the edges and minor foxing to the center of the lower margin. Soiling to the upper left and lower left quadrants. Along the edge of the round sticker to the lower left quadrant, there is dark discoloration as shown in the listing image. Along the verso, the paper is toned, has browning, soiling, and vertical creases. To the center of the verso, there is a round area that is lightly discolored dark. Along the lower margin, there are a few networks of unidentified accretions, possibly water damage. No visible sign of restoration under UV light.

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