A Zachary Taylor Autograph as President Sells for Between $3,250 to $7,500 Each
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Zachary Taylor Autograph
Because of his early death and short term as President, a Zachary Taylor autograph as President is the third rarest autograph to obtain as President. Only William Henry Harrison and James Garfield, both signed as President, are rarer. We have sold a few examples of a Zachary Taylor autograph as President over the years. Here are the descriptions, pictures and prices:
Scarce Zachary Taylor autograph on a document, signed as President, just three days after his Inauguration, dated 8 March 1849. Particularly rare as a Zachary Taylor cabinet appointment hardly has appeared at a major public auction, at least in the last 40 years of the recorded sales listed in ”American Book Prices Current.” Here, Taylor appoints Jacob Collamer of Vermont as Postmaster General. Signed ”Z. Taylor”; countersigned by Secretary of State ”John M. Clayton”. Printed text reads in full: ”To all who shall see these presents Greeting: Know Ye; That reposing special trust and confidence in the Patriotism, Integrity and Abilities of Jacob Collamer, of Vermont, I have nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the United States Senate, do appoint him to be Post Master General of the United States, and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfil the duties of that Office according to law and to have and to hold the said Office, with all the powers, privileges and emoluments to the same of right appertaining; unto him, the said Jacob Collamer, during the pleasure of the President of the United States for the time being…” With original blindstamp seal intact. Vellum document measures 17.5” x 14.5” with a tear at left, though affixed with red wax. Some toning and foxing throughout, else very good to near fine. Bold Zachary Taylor autograph. Sold for $7,500.
Zachary Taylor autograph on a Naval appointment, signed as President, dated 16 March 1849. Document appoints a John C. Song as a ”Captain in the Navy”. Partially printed document is signed ”Z. Taylor” with various naval emblems flanking the text. Countersigned by Secretary of the Navy William Ballard Preston. A blindstamped Department of the Navy seal is affixed to the bottom half, atop an etched nautical scene. Measures 15.5” x 17.25”. Some creasing and toning; very good condition. Sold for $5,500.
Zachary Taylor Autograph Document as President
Official White House appointment with a Zachary Taylor autograph during his short presidency. Dated 16 July 1849, document appoints Nathan Sargent as Recorder of the General Land Office and bears a blindstamped United States seal to lower left corner. Nice, clear signature, “Z. Taylor” at document’s conclusion. Document, which measures 14″ x 10″ has folds throughout, though none affecting dark Zachary Taylor autograph. Black frame measures 31.5″ x 20.25″ with gray marble-patterned mat. Fine condition. Sold for $4,551.
President Zachary Taylor Autograph 1850 Military Appointment in Beautiful Condition
Zachary Taylor autograph on a military appointment, “Z. Taylor” as President, dated 20 March 1850 from the “City of Washington”, and countersigned by Secretary of War George Crawford. Here, Taylor appoints William A. Hammond as assistant surgeon. He was later appointed the 11th Surgeon General of the US Army with a rank of brigadier general during the Civil War by Lincoln. Document is flanked with two patriotic insignias and includes original blindstamped seal to upper left. Document measures 13.75″ x 17.25″ with folds and toning throughout, else very good. Also includes Hammond’s original 1872 partly-printed certificate for the Society of Arts and Sciences, measures 17″ x 22″ with chips to edges and one circular chip to center. Lastly includes plaque notating the document, a portrait photo of Hammond and Taylor, all of which can be nicely framed together. Overall, near fine. Sold for $4,382.
Zachary Taylor autograph on a document, signed as President on 24 May 1849. Serving just 16 months in office, Taylor is the third rarest Presidential autograph, only behind William Henry Harrison and James Garfield. Countersigned by Secretary of Treasury William Meridith, document appoints Lory Odell as collector of customs for the district of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Partially printed document measures 19” x 12.5”, ornately framed to 40” x 26.5”. Weighs 19 lbs. Folds, otherwise fine condition. Sold for $3,750.
President Zachary Taylor autograph on a document, dated 31 October 1849, appointing John C. Clark of New York, ”Solicitor of the Treasury of the United States…during the pleasure of the President of the United States for the time being and until the end of the next session of the Senate of the United States and no longer…” The twelfth President signs, ”Z. Taylor”. John M. Clayton countersigns as Secretary of State. 17.25” x 14.5” single page appointment bears an intact blind embossed paper seal in the lower left corner. Minor creasing and toning pattern from previous framing. Very good condition. Sold for $3,355.
To auction, buy, consign or sell a Zachary Taylor Autograph as President, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.