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    Collection of mid-19th Century Calling Cards. Album containing fifty-five [55] calling cards of 19th century notables, both American and European. We picture but a sampling. The noteworthy names include: Stephen Douglas, Daniel Webster, Winfield Scott, John Bell, Millard Fillmore, Chief Justice Roger Taney, Thomas Hart Benton and Dolley Madison. Each card is held in place on the album page by archival corners. A few of the cards simply have the title of the person (e.g., The Secretary of the Navy). Some carry contemporary inscriptions on versos. The cards are, as one would expect, in beautiful condition. The collection is accompanied by a large file of research, including biographical information about every person represented. By definition these cards were handed out by the person named, and this is a very special opportunity to purchase artifacts actually owned and handled by some of the best-known historical figures of the day.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    18th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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