The top lots in today's Autographs auction were spread amongst historical figures, including presidents, writers and musicians. The day's top lot, which brought $28,800, was a letter signed by John Adams to Governor William Plumer of New Hampshire on April 11, 1815. In the letter, Adams wonders what lies ahead for his son, John Quincy Adams, who later became the sixth president of the United States. A manuscript with the complete four verses of the final version of America the Beautiful, composed by Katharine Lee Bates in 1920, brought $11,400.
John Adams, Autograph Letter Signed to Governor of NH William Plumer, April 11, 1815. Sold for $28,800.
Labels: American presidents, autographs, John Adams, Marco Tomaschett, top lots