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To buy, sell or consign U.S. President signed checks, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

President Signed Checks

Collecting U.S. President signed checks is a big genre in the world of autograph collecting.  Here are some of our sold highlights:

James Buchanan 1852 Manuscript Check Signed — Scarce Item Written Entirely in Buchanan’s Hand

James Buchanan manuscript check signed, written entirely in his hand and dated 5 April 1852. Written the same year Buchanan sought the Democratic presidential nomination for the third time. Check is drawn on the Lancaster Bank for $20.00 payable to Jacob S. Yost, a congressman from Pennsylvania who was later appointed U.S. Marshall for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by President Buchanan. Two cut cancellations slightly affecting the signature. Check measures 7.75″ x 3″. Very good condition.  Sold for $11,000.

President Signed Checks James Buchanan 1852 Manuscript Check Signed

James Buchanan 1852 Manuscript Check Signed

 

1860 Check Written and Signed by Abraham Lincoln — Year of His Successful Campaign for President

Abraham Lincoln handwritten and signed check, dated 28 January 1860, and made out to ”W.P. McKinnie” in the amount of $4.20. Check, drawn on the Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company, is signed in ink, ”A. Lincoln”. Just a month after this check was signed, Lincoln delivered his important Cooper Union Speech to New York Republicans, a milestone in his quest for the Presidency. In May 1860, Lincoln became the Republican candidate for President and would campaign throughout 1860 until his success at the polls in November. Minor smudging to signature on 7.75” x 2.75” check, else near fine condition.  Sold for $7,199.

President Signed Checks 1860 Check Written and Signed by Abraham Lincoln

1860 Check Written and Signed by Abraham Lincoln

 

 

George H.W. Bush Signed Check — Bush Donates to a Charitable Mission Foundation

George H.W. Bush check signed, made out to the Quebec-Labrador Mission Foundation for $100, notated as a Contribution. Postmarked 13 December 1972, Bush signs in full, ”George HW Bush”. Light bank cancellation and bend to lower right, otherwise near fine.  Sold for $3,438.

President Signed Checks George H.W. Bush Signed Check -- Bush Donates to a Charitable Mission Foundation

George H.W. Bush Signed Check

 

Andrew Johnson Check Signed as President

Andrew Johnson signed check as President, a rare Government Depository check dated 24 April 1867. Check is made payable for $1,290.87 for ”Wm. Slade’s order”; William Slade was an African-American White House employee who served in both the Lincoln and Johnson administrations. Boldly signed at bottom, ”Andrew Johnson”. Check measures 8” x 3”, beautifully framed with an engraving of Johnson to a size of 14.75” x 21”. Near fine condition with only a discreet bank cancellation cut.  Sold for $2,188.

 

President Signed Checks Andrew Johnson Check Signed as President

Andrew Johnson Check Signed as President

 

 

Ulysses S. Grant Check Signed as President — With Letter of Provenance From Grant’s Son

Ulysses S. Grant check signed as President, dated 28 November 1874. Composed on Grant’s personal check (with ”U.S. GRANT” printed on the side), the President signs ”U.S. Grant” upon this check payable to Grant’s longtime friend, Judge John F. Long for $367.50. Check is framed with a 1895 letter signed by Grant’s son, Frederick, who writes, ”…I was away from my father so little during his lifetime, that I have received very few letters from him. All of these…have long ago been given away, and now I am without such mementoes even for my own family. I have nothing but a few old checks with my father’s autograph upon them. I would be glad to cut the autograph off of one of these, and send it to you…” Check measures 7.25” x 3”, handsomely framed with an engraving of Grant and Frederick’s letter, to an overall size of 23.25” x 18”. Very good to near fine condition.  Sold for $1,000.

President Signed Checks Ulysses S. Grant Check Signed as President -- With Letter of Provenance From Grant's Son

Ulysses S. Grant Check Signed as President

 

Martin Van Buren Signed Check — With PSA/DNA COA & Encapsulation

Martin Van Buren check signed, ”Martin Buren”. Bank of Kinderhook check is dated 28 February 1856 and made out to an illegible recipient in the amount of $4. Measures 6.25” x 2.5”. Irregularly trimmed edges, thinning to paper and closed tears. Very good overall. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA with COA.  Sold for $750.

President Signed Checks Martin Van Buren Signed Check -- With PSA/DNA COA & Encapsulation

Martin Van Buren Signed Check

 

James Garfield Twice-Signed Check

James Garfield twice-signed check as Congressman from Ohio, dated 5 April 1873. Garfield makes the check payable to himself in the amount of $617.68, ”balance due me on 42nd Congress”. The First National Bank is crossed out, replaced with ”N.G. Ordway – Sergt at Arms”. After serving as Sergeant of Arms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Nehemiah G. Ordway was appointed by President Hayes as Governor of the Dakota Territory. It was a controversial tenure, and Ordway was ultimately indicted for corruption. Check measures 7” x 2.5”, framed with an engraving of Garfield to an overall size of 17.5” x 23”. Folds, otherwise near fine.  Sold for $688.

President Signed Checks James Garfield Twice-Signed Check

James Garfield Twice-Signed Check

 

Rutherford B. Hayes Check Signed

Rutherford B. Hayes check signed and made out in his hand to ”J.B. Thayer on order” in the amount of $50. Check is drawn on a Fremont, Ohio bank where Hayes lived post-presidency when this check was written on 9 November 1882. Check measures 8.25” x 3.25”, framed in wood burl with a large photo of Hayes to an overall size of 15.25” x 22”. Discreet cancellation cut and folds, otherwise near fine.  Sold for $625.

President Signed Checks Rutherford B. Hayes Check Signed

Rutherford B. Hayes Check Signed

 

William McKinley Signed Check

William McKinley holograph check signed, filled out in his hand. Dated 31 October 1887, check is drawn on City National Bank in Canton, Ohio and signed ”Wm McKinley Jr.” Measures 6.5” x 2.5”. Bank cancellation stamp covering part of signature and closed hole to center. Very good.  Sold for $438.

President Signed Checks William McKinley Signed Check

William McKinley Signed Check

 

 

To buy, sell or consign U.S. President signed checks, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

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