Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    John Tyler Partly Printed Document Signed "John Tyler" in a dark signature, one page, 13.75" x. 17.25", Washington, D.C., September 16, 1841. This document offers a fine and rare example of a presidential naval appointment: "H.M. Heiskell I have nominated and by and with the advice & consent of the Senate, do appoint him a Purser in the navy". The document bears two elaborately engraved vignettes: at the top is an American eagle, wings outspread, carrying an olive branch and lightening bolts in his talons; at the bottom appears an interesting vignette showing naval military equipment, including a cannon, barrels of powder, oars, anchors, a trident, shields and a flag. The paper and wax seal of the United States Navy Department is affixed in the lower center portion of the document. In very fine condition.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 429

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 April 25 - 26 Americana & Political The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana 8 - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 December 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 December 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,482,512