Signed Historical Letters & Documents

History is constantly being made all around us. Other timeless pieces of our history are tied to other notable figures of past generations that touched us forever. Moments in Time is passionate about the collection of pieces of this history in the form of rare autographs, signed historical letters, vintage photographs and more. Celebrating the preservation of our honored past is who we are.

Possessing these items gives one a sense of pride. With these manuscripts you can fall into the moment of their creation as they are truly a “moment in time”. We are proud to be one a premier autograph dealer in the United States with a large collection of historical documents for sale. We urge you to contact us with any inquiries regarding particular individuals of interest to you. With our “want card” system, you will be notified of any new material we acquire that may meet your collecting needs. Moments in Time is also happy to provide a Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity on all that we sell.

We take great pride in buying and selling historical treasures and passing them onto those who value them as much as we do! Peruse our website to see our inventory and contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Ex Homeless Man Sells Obama Letter to Pay College Tuition

Dear Mr President: I find it unbelievable that there has been a “war” on poverty for the last 50 years and the cycle has still not been broken. As children we are told that the only way to succeed and…

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Babe Ruth’s First Contract with the New York Yankees

The man who set baseball records and created baseball legend with his thunderous swing, playful nature and flashy lifestyle has wowed fans once again. Nearly nine decades after Babe Ruth was sold by the Boston Red Sox to the New…

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Surrender Agreement Ending World War II

This, the unconditional surrender of the German Third Reich was signed in the early morning hours of Monday, May 7, 1945; the time on the documents is noted as 0241 hours, or 2:41 A.M. The scene was the war room…

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July 6, 1776 John Hancock Sends New Hampshire Its Official Copy of the Declaration of Independence

… Impressed with this sentiment and at the same time fully convinced that our affairs will take a more favorable turn. The Congress have judged it necessary to dissolve all connection between Great Britain and The American Colonies …

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Charles De Gaulle Announces the Unconditional Surrender of Germany

In a broadcast to the French people: …La guerre est gagnee! Voici la Victoire! C’est la Victoire des Nations Unies et c’est la Victoire de la France! … Honneur pour toujours a nos armees et a leurs chefs! Honneur a…

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Booker T. Washington

A remarkable TLS,1 page, small quarto, February 21, 1910, to a Mr. Vick. “For some months now, I have been trying to assist the Trustees in clearing of the indebtedness of the property owned by the late Frederick Douglass located…

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Birth of the Republican Party in California

The Territory of California, ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, adopted a Constitution which was ratified on November 1849. It outlawed slavery and, as a result, Federal recognition of California’s status was blocked…

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Teddy Roosevelt Opines on Harvard’s Clubs

Typed signed letter on his Outlook letterhead, Phoenix, AZ March 21, 1911. for the time TR’s opinion was a very enlightened one to espouse; few of his colleagues would have agreed.

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Napoleon Proclaims His Accession to the Throne

(May 20, 1804) (Napoleon was named Emperor on May 18th 1804 and his coronation was December 2nd 1804) The story of Napoleon Bonaparte’s quest to become Emperor is truly fascinating. The story begins in Egypt in 1798. Napoleon Bonaparte, already…

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Alred Dreyfus Proclaims His Innocence

(1859-1935) French Army Officer Whose Trial for Treason Began a Twelve-Year Controversy that Deeply Marked the Political and Social History of the Third French Republic (February 14, 1895) Written by Dreyfus to the minister of Colonies at the very moment…

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