Swann 2009 Auction Highlights: Autographs

Swann Galleries offered a varied selection of presidential items this year in our Autographs sales. Top-selling lots included an Autograph Letter Signed by General Robert E. Lee to Ulysses S. Grant, written near the end of the Civil War, proposing a man-for-man exchange of prisoners of war, which sold on April 23, for $57,600 (left), and a Partly-printed Document Signed by George Washington, as Commander-in-Chief, awarding badges of merit, June 11, 1783, which sold on October 29, for $11,400 (right).

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