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    Ulysses S. Grant: Personally-Owned Cotton Necktie. Collectors are always pestering celebrities with requests for autographs and other souvenirs. In the early 1880s, someone asked U. S. Grant for his autograph. They got something ever better... his necktie! This cotton necktie measures 32" x 1" and is neatly folded in eighth's. It is accompanied by an index card sent by Grant's son, inscribed: "Genl. Grant being no longer able to write his auto for his friends, I take the liberty of sending you one of his neckties hoping this will gratify you. I remain, & c. F. D. Grant." It is sold with a CDV of Grant and an envelope a previous owner used to store the keepsake. The tie is in great shape... no need to send it to the cleaners!

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    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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