Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Abraham Lincoln Revenue Appointment Signed "Abraham Lincoln" as president. One partially printed page, 17.25" x 13.25", Washington, D.C.; July 1, 1863. A document appointing Alvan A. Fengar "First Lieutenant in the Revenue Service of the United States". The document has been countersigned by Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase and is matted and framed to the overall size of 26.75" x 23.25".
    Embossed seal near the lower left margin. "Abraham Lincoln" is printed in large letters at the top of the document above a patriotic vignette. Revenue appointments are the scarcest of appointments. This is only the second one we have ever handled.

    Fengar would eventually be promoted to Captain before his career would end. The Revenue Service was established in 1790 and served the United States Department of Treasury until it was merged with the Lifesaving Service to become the United States Coast Guard.

    Condition: In very fine condition; the usual folds are present, with light soiling present along the folds. Lincoln's signature is bold and dark.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2018
    25th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 759

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

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

    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 2020 June 7 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424