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RR Auctions John Jacob Astor Manuscript Check

RR Auctions John Jacob Astor

Patriarch of the fabled Astor family (1763–1848) of American businessmen, who, through lucrative dealings in fur, real estate, and opium, became the first millionaire in the United States. Manuscript check, 8 x 3, written out in another hand, and reading “Cashier of the Bank of Philadelphia Pay to the order of W. Benjamin Wilson Five hundred and fifty dollars,” signed by Astor and dated December 30, 1816. Vertical folds, a few through signature, scattered creases, a few edge tears and chips, and some scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on October 31, 2012 in John Jacob Astor


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