Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Two Nathaniel Barber Signed Receipts. Two pages, 7.75" x 6" and 7.75" x 7.5", Ordnance Store, Boston, Massachusetts; November 20, 1776. Two receipts, adhered along the left margin, for firearms. The first page reads in full: "This may Certify that Mr. Joshua Hatheway delivered into the Store the 19th of June part thirty three Firearms Amounting to three hundred & thirty eight dollars for which I then gave him a receipt." The second page reads in full: "This may Certify that Mr. Toby delivered into the Ordinance Store at Cambridge...twelve Firearms amounting to thirty four pounds Seventeen shillings equal to One hundred & Sixteen dollars & 1/6 of a dollar for which he received a receipt from Ezekiel Cheever by the books appears." Both are signed, "Nathl. Barber Junt. Depy Commy. Artillery." The first receipt is docketed on the verso.

    Nathaniel Barber (1728-1787) was a Boston Tea Party participant and the commissary of Boston's military stores until 1781. He was also a State Naval Officer of Boston.

    Condition: Some edgewear, including uneven edges, with light toning and soiling from age. Minute foxing. Usual folds.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    19th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 236

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on May 19, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 November 12 - 13 Space Exploration Signature Auction.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search