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Lot # 1234 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1821 John Quincy Adams Cut Signature in Framed Display

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $420

Cut signature of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), sixth President of the United States. Adam's full-name signature, "John Quincy Adams," appears in black ink (grading "8") at the base of a partial government document dated May 10, 1821. The document, both printed and handwritten, reads as follows: "Given under my hand and the impresision [sic] of the Seal of the Department of State, at the City of Washington the 10th day of May 1821 in this the 45 Year of the Independence of these United States." Adams was Secretary of State under President James Monroe from 1817 to 1825. In 1825 Adams was elected sixth President of the United States, serving one four-year term. Afterwards, he was elected to a seat in the House of Representatives, thereby becoming the only President to serve in Congress after his term of office. He remained a member of the House until his death in 1848. The cut (4 x 3.25 inches) displays a few minor creases and a tiny area of discoloration along the left border. In Excellent condition overall. Matted and framed together with an illustrated print of Adams (7.5 x 9.5 inches) to total dimensions of 13 x 20.5 inches. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $420

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