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Sell or Auction Your Bell Bowie Knife for up to Nearly $250,000 or More at Nate D. Sanders Auctions

FREE APPRAISAL. To buy, auction, sell or consign your Bell Bowie knife that is for sale, please email your description and photos to Nate@NateDSanders.com of Nate D. Sanders Auctions (http://www.NateDSanders.com).

Sell Your Bell Bowie Knife

Blacksmith Samuel Bell was known for creating the Bowie knife in the early 1800s for American pioneer James Bowie, who used the knife in the Sandbar Fight of 1827. Bowie knives are between 12 and 18 inches and have a blade between 5 and 12 inches long. The design of the knives are great for hunting and skinning but became popular as a self-defense weapon after James Bowie popularized the knife.

Below are some recent realized prices for a Bell Bowie knife. We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions can obtain up to these amounts or more for you:

Bell Bowie Knife Circa 19th Century. Sales between Nearly $35,000 and Nearly $250,000.

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Nate D. Sanders Auctions has sold the following historical items:

John F. Kennedy’s Rocking Chair, Used by JFK as President

One of the few rocking chairs owned and used by John F. Kennedy as President, who famously relied on his rocking chairs to relieve back pain resulting from his WWII injuries. Kennedy’s personal physician, Dr. Janet Travell, first treated JFK as a Senator in the 1950s, where she prescribed the use of rocking chairs custom-made to his specifications.

This stylish mid-century rocking chair is upholstered in orange-brown leather against a rattan backing and wood frame, with a leather cushion that snaps into place. Attached with upholstery nails to the underside of one arm is the business card of Larry Arata, who Jackie Kennedy recruited from Hyannis, Massachusetts to work as the White House upholsterer. Arata’s business card shows a McLean, Virginia address and “White House Upholsterer – 1961 to Present” at bottom, though with some paper loss to the card. Also present on the arm of the chair is John F. Kennedy’s Senate business card, signed “Jack Kennedy”, indicating this chair was likely taken from Kennedy’s Senate office and reupholstered for Kennedy to use as President. According to what Jackie Kennedy has said about the chair, it was used by JFK at the Hyannis Port compound.

Rocking chair originates from Jackie Kennedy, who gifted it to New York City Mayor Ed Koch in December 1984 on the occasion of Koch’s 60th birthday. The Mayor, in turn, gifted it to his executive assistant Rose Mintzer, who passed it down to her son, whose notarized LOA accompanies the chair. Chair measures 44″ tall, 28″ wide and 33″ deep. Chair displays beautifully, with light wear from use. One of the more personal belongings of John F. Kennedy. Sold for $90,000.

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John F. Kennedy’s Rocking Chair, Used by JFK as President. Click to enlarge.

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Benjamin Franklin Signed Land Grant for Revolutionary War Veteran — From 1787 One Month Before Franklin Attended the Constitutional Convention

Benjamin Franklin land grant signed in Philadelphia on 27 April 1787, just one month before the start of the Constitutional Convention held in that city. Franklin served as President of Philadelphia’s Executive Council and signs ”B. Franklin” in that capacity, granting Private William Williams land in exchange for his service in the Revolutionary War. Document measures 15” x 12.5”, beautifully matted and framed to 40” x 23”. Weighs 14 lbs. Folds, toning and light staining throughout. Very good condition. Sold for $15,125.

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Benjamin Franklin Signed Land Grant. Click to enlarge.

Consign your Bell Bowie knife at Nate D. Sanders Auctions. Send a description and images of your Bell Bowie knife to us at Nate@NateDSanders.com.

Exceptionally Rare Sitting Bull Autograph

Very rare autograph of Sitting Bull, the Native American holy man, Sioux chief and U.S government defier. Signature was originally part of an autograph album of late 19th and early 20th century notables, likely obtained during the brief period of four months that Sitting Bull performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, where he earned approximately $50 per week and reportedly cursed attendees in his native tongue. Ultimately, though, Sitting Bull would be shot by Indian Agency Police upon the reservation, ostensibly when he resisted arrest. Autograph page is signed boldly and clearly in black ink: “Sitting Bull” with distinctive dotting of “i’s”. Minor soiling and toning, else near fine condition. Dark Sitting Bull autograph.  Sold for $7,866.

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Exceptionally Rare Sitting Bull Autograph. Click to enlarge.

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