Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    James Madison et al: Presidential Portraits and Engravings. Initial group of forty-three portraits (primarily engraved book plates), but including a fine watercolor of James Madison attributed to John Fairfield, measuring 5.5" x 6.5". Many of these still have their original tissue paper barriers attached. We then offer a group of 6" x 8" coated stock engravings of presidents (two incomplete sets, numbering thirty-eight, Washington through Nixon, and twenty-four, Madison though Lyndon Johnson, respectively, with some duplication). We add a collection of 4" x 5.5" mounted engravings of presidents (twenty-eight examples), five miscellaneous engravings and photogravures (presidential and military) plus a modern collection of thirty-five "elegant" presidential portraits "suitable for framing". From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2017
    17th Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 282

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), 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

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,568,288