Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Classic Massive 4" Calvin Coolidge "Deeds Not Words" Celluloid. This sepia beauty and its Davis "mate" (an example of which is also offered in this auction) are rare as well as great display items. This is a very choice example but for a diagonal line on the forehead which looks like a thumbnail impression. It does not penetrate the celluloid and, of course, can be seen only when the light hits the surface at the right angle. This item is hard to find with such a shiny, fresh surface, and this minor defect is easily tolerated on such an otherwise exceptional example. The cardboard stand on reverse is missing, but of course, this does not present much of a problem, as the item is usually displayed in a frame like a button. Auction records to the $5000 level on this great item.

    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
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 562

    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

    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 2018 December 9 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,140,582