29 October 2016, 09:00 PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 8: Impressive 1847 U.S. Passport Signed By JAMES BUCHANAN(47 views)
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1847 "James Buchanan" Signed Impressive U.S. Passport
JAMES BUCHANAN (1791-1868). 15th President of the United States from 1857-1861.
December 13, 1847-Dated, Partially-Printed Document Signed, "James Buchanan" as Secretary of State, 1 page, 10.5" x 16.75", being an Official Passport, Fine. This highly ornate, original United States Passport has an impressive American Heraldic Eagle at its top, with another in the Depart of State Seal at lower center. Issued for "William S. Wood," at "City of Washington," it lists Wood's physical features at left: "Eyes: dark grey / Chin: small and pointed." Some paper loss at horizontal folds, chipping and curling to edges. Light age toning, but overall in nice condition with bold and prominent signature measuring 4" long!