Click Main Image For Fullscreen Mode
Shipping Available
Type Online-Only Auction
Price Realized 52,650.00 USD
Date Sold 12/5/2021

Lot # 452
Group - Category Stamps
Lead 1783 Treaty of Paris Passport Franklin Adams Jay
1783 Treaty of Paris Passport with Signatures & Wax Seals of the American Revolution Peace Commission With Great Britain; John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, & John Jay, this passport allowed safe passage between France and the Colonies during negotiations with the English, these three autographs are extremely rare on any other document besides the Treaty of Paris, the number of passports made is not known, and the last one sold was in the late 1990s, there is one other copy known in Yale University collection which is blank, this copy was filled out with passage to Jamaica with the ship and date, signed, folded, with staining, 15.5" by 10", Ex-Fisher
Name Documents, Manuscripts, & Book Auction Dec 5th 6:00 PM EST
Auctioneer Emerald Ventures, LLC
Type Online-Only Auction
Date(s) 7/20/2021 - 12/5/2021
Sunday, December 5th, 2021 at 6 PM
Preview Date/Time Lots are available for viewing on an appointment basis. Please call 804-266-3071 or email us at to schedule an appointment.
Checkout Date/Time Invoices will be sent out the day after the auction, pickups and shipping will begin Monday December 6th.
Location 5315 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
Buyer Premium 15% Buyers Premium
At one point in his early life, Otto Orren Fisher had a goal to own one rare item in his lifetime. By the time of his death in 1961, Dr. Fisher had collected and owned over 80,000 items. These items included everything from Egyptian artifacts, to the signatures of every president until that time. During his life, he was world-renowned as a serious book, manuscript, and artifact collector, and at one time three levels of his house were taken over by his enormous collection. Over the years many of the items that he collected were donated, sold, and given away. What remains is a unique group of roughly 650 manuscripts, documents, autographs, artifacts, and books.While it would seem that out of 80,000, 650 is a small remainder, many of these items were personal favorites of Dr. Fisher and his family. These include a group of letters from Mark Twain, Einstein, Helen Keller, Houdini, and more. There are books spanning from the 16th century. Pages of Papyrus, including a leaf from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Illuminated manuscript leaves, medieval texts, historical documents, and more.Every item in this collection was hand-picked by Dr. Fisher for significance, either of the time while he was collecting, or for all time. Even the most benign lot will be of value to collectors.Otto Fisher was an outstanding collector, and it is our great pleasure to offer these lots for auction on Sunday, December 5th, at 6 PM EST. This will be an auction unlike any other, and we look forward to sharing this group of amazing and unique items with the world.
Auction Terms & Conditions Bidding 1. By placing a bid you accept the terms of sale 2. Any lot may be withdrawn at any time 3. Lots are sold at one advance over the second highest bid 4. All lots are sold for the hammer price plus a 15% buyer's commission Payment 1. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and will be shipped upon payment 2. Shipping will be by USPS or UPS at cost + $3.25 handling per package 3. Successful bidders agree to pay for their purchases. No credit is extended without prior agreement and overdue accounts will be charged 2% per month interest after 30 days. 4. Virginia residents and in-person bidders must pay 6% state sales tax Returns 1. Any lot described in error can be returned for a full refund if we are notified in writing via mail or email within 15 days of the auction. --------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------ Terms Of Use

Seller User Terms

Bidder User Terms
Your bid must adhere to the bid increment schedule.
Bid Amount Bid Increment
0.00 - 100.00 1.00 USD
100.01 - 250.00 5.00 USD
250.01 - 500.00 10.00 USD
500.01 - 1,000.00 25.00 USD
1,000.01 - 100,000.00 50.00 USD
100,000.01 - 9,999,999.99 100.00 USD
Currency USD
Buyer Premium 15% Buyers Premium
Payment Terms
Buyers Premium : 15% Payment Accepted (No Fees for any) : Check, Paypal, Credit Card, etc Virginia buyers will be charged Virginia State tax unless you have a wholesaler tax id on file.
We will ship out by USPS (unless it is a large box which is usually cheaper to use UPS) once payment is received. If you are in the Richmond, VA area, please do pick up your wins in person to save on shipping charges. Also, you can visit our stamp store open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM to 4PM.