A Paul Revere Autograph Has Sold For $24,000 at NateDSanders.com
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Paul Revere Autograph
A Paul Revere autograph is one of the rare autographs of the founding fathers who is a or is almost a household name. True, founding fathers Button Gwinnett and Joseph Warren are worth more, but only the Revolutionary War collector, a rare breed, has heard of those two. The other founding fathers who everybody knows who they are worth less — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, etc. There times, we have sold a Paul Revere autograph. Here are our prices realized for them:
Incredibly Scarce Paul Revere Autographed Receipt — From the Patriot Who Called His Countrymen to Arms — 1816
Exceptional 1816 Paul Revere autograph receipt. Handwritten receipt datelined, “Boston, Monday 15th January 1816,” accounts for $91.05 owed to Revere for rent and supplies. Signed in bold black ink, “Received pay, Paul Revere,” just two years before Revere’s death at age 83. Revere’s elusive, highly prized signature is rarely seen earning Revere-signed items a legacy of mythical proportions comparable to the man himself. Document measures approximately 7.75″ x 5.5″. Accompanied by Letters of Authenticity from James Spence & PSA/DNA. Several fold lines lightly touch Revere’s signature. Professional reinforcement at folds to reverse; not visible from front of document. A rare and wonderful Revere relic in overall excellent condition. Extremely dark Paul Revere autograph. Sold for $24,000.
Paul Revere Autograph on Masonic Document
Calligraphic document on vellum signed by Paul Revere. Single page Masonic document datelined Boston, 1 October 1782 certifies the installation of Lazarus Goodwin as Master Mason in the St. Andrews Masonic Lodge. Signed by Master, Paul Revere and countersigned by Robert McElroy, S. Willis and Benjamin Coolidge, officers of the Lodge, and by Goodwin in the margin. Certification of the Lodge on verso signed by Joseph Webb. Document opens with the traditional Masonic motto, “And the Darkness comprehended it not, in the East a place of Light where reigns silence and Peace” and goes on to “…Certify, that the Bearer hereof our Brother Lazarus Goodwin has been duly received by us and initiated in the Secret Mysteries of the Craft, & after due proficiency therein, we have conferred on him the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.” Revere was initiated in St. Andrew’s Lodge in 1760 and was a very active member serving as Junior Deacon, Junior Warden, and Secretary before being installed as Worshipful Master in 1770, and finally as Grand Master in 1794. Document measures approximately 13″ x 8.75″. Some soiling at margins and folds. Sans wax seal. Good condition. Slightly light Paul Revere autograph. Sold for $14,500.
Paul Revere Autograph Rare Receipt and Written in His Hand — for a Bell Produced by Paul Revere & Son
Rare Paul Revere autograph receipt fully in his hand, datelined Boston, 31 January 1810. In full, “Receives of the Town of West Boylston two hundred & twenty three dollars 41/100, in full for the Ballance between the Old & new Bell received by the hand of Ezra Beaman Esqr / $223=41 / Paul Revere & Son.” Revere and his sons produced many church and meeting house bells in a nearly forty-year period between 1792 and 1828, and many still hang in buildings throughout New England and beyond. Nothing is known about the fate of this particular bell, but it may lie at the bottom of the Wachusett Reservoir as most of the town of West Boylston was submerged by its construction in 1908. Single page measures approximately 9″ x 5″. Light marginal toning and vertical creasing, and contemporary ink smudge, else fine condition. Bold Paul Revere autograph. Sold for $9,500.
Nicely framed Paul Revere autograph noted signed, dated 11 May 1811. Note runs four lines and reads in full: ”I am Sir with respect / & Estem [sic], your humb / Servt Paul Revere / Boston May 11, 1811”. Note is framed with page 184 of the 1887 tome, ”The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow”, in which the last portion of Longfellow’s ”Paul Revere’s Ride” poem appears along with an illustration of Revere and his horse, captioned ”He watched with eager search the belfry tower.” Note measures 3.25” x 1.75” and poem measures 6” x 9.5”. Minor toning, else near fine. Sold for $8,908.
To buy, sell or consign a Paul Revere autograph or Paul Revere autograph letter signed, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982. Thank you.