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CATALOGUE 62: NOVEMBER 13th RARITIES AUCTION SPANS
THE BOSTON TEA PARTY TO WORLD TRADE CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OCTOBER 17, 2012 – A dramatic archive tracing the World Trade Center from its eighteenth-century roots through 9/11, is among hundreds of lots of historical documents and collectibles in Cohasco, Inc.’s new auction ending Nov. 13.

The traditional mail-phone auction’s 160-page catalogue features nearly 500 lots in over thirty fields of interest.

Highlights of the 200-piece World Trade Center collection include a 1797 indenture for the property falling in the footprint of 5 World Trade Center - home of the famous Survivor’s Staircase of 9/11. Research further revealed that the property lay just dozens of feet from the site of the very first European settlement in New York City, in 1613.

An 1808 deed for part of the footprint of 2 World Trade Center, the first building hit on 9/11. The document includes the slip from which Robert Fulton’s Clermont first sailed, demonstrating the practicality of the steamboat. As the Manhattan shoreline was filled in over the years, the property came to be dry land on which the World Trade Center was built. An original newspaper reports the very earliest known reference to a World Trade Center – in 1939. Dedicated to “world peace through world trade,” the outbreak of World War II several months later rendered the idea moot (collection’s presale estimate, $24,000-32,000).

The auction also includes a trio of newspapers on the Boston Tea Party, including an excessively rare “extra.” Issued hurriedly on Christmas Eve 1773 by the future printer of the Declaration of Independence, the broadside describes how the patriots “threw the tea over the side” of the ship ($19,000-23,000).

A collection of 71 different leaves traces the evolution of printing from 1465 to 1830. Beginning in the lifetime of Gutenberg, the twelve-language group showcases the development of the most important facet of modern civilization – the transmission of ideas through the printed word ($1,900-2,500).

Items in over 30 other historical fields include a large number of Union, Confederate, and black history letters, documents, and postal covers, as well as:

Other interesting items include:

And many other items.

All items are fully described at http://cohascodpc.com. A free 160-page printed catalogue is available by mail, while supplies last.

Cohasco, Inc. has been in business for 66 years.

About Cohasco, Inc.: Established 66 years, Cohasco is a dealer in and auctioneer of historical documents, manuscripts, books, antiquarian materials and collectibles. Over the years they have handled the sale of numerous prominent collections, in a range of fields, from colonial to Confederate, mediaeval to modern. Past highlights included the lamps that illuminated Lincoln’s wedding, an archive of the Duryea, America’s first “mass-produced” automobile, and the Bible owned by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mother, setting a world record price for a twentieth-century Bible. Cohasco’s Document Preservation Center (DPC) division offers a concise range of their own specialty archival protection products, unavailable elsewhere.

  

CATALOGUE 61: January 31st Auction Spans
Triangle Trade Document to Confederate Relic


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JANUARY 4, 2012 – On a September day in 1864, Confederate Private J.J. Veeck found himself in the vortex of history. The Battle of Harrisonburg, Virginia was brief, but would turn the tide of the Civil War.In the chaos, as George Custer, Stonewall Jackson, and future President Rutherford B. Hayes clashed around him, Veeck was captured.

And his prized engraved revolver, made by Rudolf Eickemeyer - the number-thirteen all-time patent holder in U.S. history - was lost.

Unearthed over a century later, the revolver is among nearly 500 lots of historical documents and collectibles to appear in the traditional mail-phone auction ending January 31, conducted by Cohasco, Inc. of Yonkers, N.Y. The revolver’s presale estimate is $4500-6500.

Private Veeck’s unit, the 30th North Carolina, claimed to have fired the last shot of the Civil War.Every one of the 49 months of the Civil War is represented in the sale, including original battle letters, military documents, newspapers, and other items. Just a few highlights:

In thirty other historical fields:

All items are fully described at http://cohascodpc.com. A free 152-page printed catalogue is available by mail, while supplies last.
Cohasco, Inc. has been in business for 66 years. 

About Cohasco, Inc.: Established 66 years, Cohasco is a dealer in and auctioneer of historical documents, manuscripts, books, antiquarian materials and collectibles. Over the years they have handled the sale of numerous prominent collections, in a range of fields, from colonial to Confederate, mediaeval to modern. Past highlights included the lamps that illuminated Lincoln’s wedding, an archive of the Duryea, America’s first “mass-produced” automobile, and the Bible owned by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mother, setting a world record price for a twentieth-century Bible.


CATALOGUE 60: 8,000 Killed in 8 Minutes –
Civil War Collection goes to auction block


YONKERS, N.Y. - April 21, 2011 – Artifacts capture the Civil War - from outbreak of fighting in 1861, through surrender and Lincoln’s assassination in 1865.

A major collection of more than 700 genuine Civil War documents and other historical items will be auctioned on May 17th, by Cohasco, Inc., of Yonkers, NY.

Forty-four of the Civil War’s 49 embattled months are represented by original items in the sale.

Included:

And many other items spanning twelve centuries, including:


CATALOGUE 59: Rarities of the World to Cross Auction Block
Cohasco Sale of August 10 to Include
July 4, 1776 Military Document,
Robin Hood-related Manuscript, and much more


YONKERS, N.Y. – Some 500 lots of historical items in an array of collecting fields will be sold at auction by Cohasco, Inc. in August. The mail, phone, fax, and e-mail auction will conclude August 10.

A number of the lots are world-class, including:

Hundreds of other lots are offered, at valuations as low as about $20, in thirty different fields of collecting, including Air & Flight, Black History, Civil War, Colonial and Revolutionary War, Confederate, Judaica, Letters, Newspapers, Old Books, Old New York, Philatelic, Political, Presidents, Tokens and Medals, Transportation, and others – even including cast iron toys and an aluminum toy Zeppelin, and a pair of decorative wooden soapboxes. Cohasco V.P. Bob Snyder remarked, “There is something for all pocketbooks, and for all levels of collections. Whether one is just beginning, or a mature, specialized collector, there is bound to be material of interest.”

The vast majority of lots will be sold without reserve. Auction catalogues will be available beginning the first week of July, from Cohasco, Inc., P.O. Drawer 821, Yonkers, NY 10702, 1-914-476-8500, info@cohascodpc.com. The catalogue will also be online at  http://cohascodpc.com beginning early July. (There will be no Internet bidding component).

Cohasco, Inc. was founded in 1946.


CATALOGUE 58: Rare Letter of Walt Disney’s “Silly Symphony” Discovered
Also: The Man with 575 Capitol Buildings


October 26, 2009, Yonkers, NY – When Walt Disney wrote to a Minnesota man on November 29, 1935, he never dreamed what that letter would be worth one day.

Typed on his “Silly Symphony” letterhead, with a large Mickey Mouse in orange and black, it is today something of a holy grail for Disney collectors.

For six years, Disney’s Silly Symphony cartoons won Academy Awards. Among many other characters, Silly Symphony gave birth to Donald Duck.

Signed with his cartoonists’ pen, Walt Disney’s letter, with its Mickey Mouse envelope, is estimated to sell in the Nov. 12 Yonkers auction of Cohasco, Inc., for $3,500-5,000.

Six hundred other lots of collectibles in the auction include:


CATALOGUE 57: The Lamps that Lit Lincoln’s Wedding to be Auctioned
Also on the block: When America had 789 different models of Automobiles


February 3, 2009, Yonkers, NY – The set of three lamps by which the young Abraham Lincoln read and studied, and which illuminated his 1842 wedding to Mary Todd, will be sold at auction on February 25.

This is only the third appearance of these iconic bronze and crystal lamps on the market in some 166 years.

For decades they were displayed at the Lincoln Homestead in Springfield, Illinois, and were seen by millions. The pre-sale estimate for the trio is $40,000-70,000.

Also to be sold is the original handwritten letter ordering the Springfield cemetery to stand by for arrival of Lincoln’s body, April 26, 1865 ($7,500-10,000).

Over 500 other lots of collectibles in the auction include:


CATALOGUE 56: Auction of March 18, 2008


MORE THAN six hundred forty lots, containing thousands of historical documents and related collectibles, are featured in Cohasco, Inc.’s upcoming auction, their 56th. Closing on March 18, 2008, the new auction includes items in over 33 different specialties, from Americana to World Wars I and II. Important and interesting items from both major collections and private holdings appear in this mail, phone, fax, e-mail, and Internet sale.

A sampling of the varied lots reveals:


CATALOGUE 55: Auction of January 3, 2007


MORE THAN six hundred thirty lots, containing thousands of historical documents and related collectibles, are featured in Cohasco, Inc.’s upcoming Auction, their 55th. Closing on January 3rd, 2007, the new auction includes items in over 35 different specialties, from Americana to World Wars I and II. Important and interesting items from both major collections and private holdings appear in this mail, phone, fax, e-mail, and Internet sale.

A sampling of the varied lots reveals:


Cohasco lot breaks $100,000 barrier


IN OUR AUCTION NO. 55 of January 3, 2007, a remarkable archive relating to the Duryea automobile sold for $108,780.00, including buyer’s premium.

This is the highest price fetched for a single lot in a Cohasco auction, continuing a trend of progressively higher standouts in recent sales. (It also realized more than an actual Duryea automobile!)


CATALOGUE 54: Auction of January 31, 2006


A RECORD six hundred forty one lots, containing thousands of historical documents and related collectibles, are featured in Cohasco, Inc.’s upcoming Auction, their 54th. Closing on January 31st, 2006, the new auction includes items in over 38 different specialties, from Americana to World Wars I and II. Important and interesting items from both major collections and private holdings appear in this mail, phone, fax, e-mail, and Internet sale.

A sampling of the varied lots reveals:


CATALOGUE 53: Auction of March 16, 2005


Keen competition for interesting and unusual lots marked Cohasco, Inc.'s latest Auction of historical documents, autographs, and collectibles. Ending March 16, 2005, some highlights of the sale include:

And hundreds of other items in many different specialties.


CATALOGUE 52: Auction of May 25, 2004




Keen competition for interesting and unusual lots marked Cohasco, Inc.'s latest Auction of historical documents, autographs, and collectibles. Ending May 25, 2004, some highlights of the sale include:

And hundreds of other items in many different specialties.
Cohasco's next Mail/Phone/Fax/Internet Auction is planned for late 2004, the firm's 58th year.


CATALOGUE 51: Auction of August 20, 2003


Keen competition for interesting and unusual lots marked Cohasco, Inc.'s latest Auction of historical documents, autographs, and collectibles. Ending August 20, 2003, some highlights of the sale include:

And hundreds of other items in many different specialties.
Cohasco's next Mail/Phone/Fax/Internet Auction is planned for early 2004, the firm's 58th year.


CATALOGUE 50: Auction of December 3, 2002


Keen competition for interesting and unusual lots marked Cohasco, Inc.'s latest Auction of historical documents, autographs, and collectibles. Ending December 3, 2002, some highlights of the sale include:

And hundreds of other items in many different specialties.
Cohasco's next Mail/Phone/Fax/Internet Auction is planned for early 2003, the firm's 57th year.


CATALOGUE 49: Auction of June 25, 2002


Keen competition for interesting and unusual lots marked Cohasco, Inc.'s semi-annual Auction of historical documents, autographs, and collectibles. Ending June 25, 2002, some highlights of the sale include:

And over 690 other items in 30 different specialties.
Cohasco's next Mail/Phone/Fax/Internet Auction is planned for late 2002, the firm's 56th year.


CATALOGUE 48: Auction of August 14, 2001


Keen competition for interesting and unusual lots marked Cohasco, Inc.'s semi-annual Auction of historical documents, autographs, and collectibles. Ending August 14, 2001, some highlights of the sale include:

And over 720 other items in 35 different specialties.
Cohasco's next Mail/Phone/Fax/Internet Auction is planned for early 2002, the firm's 56th year.


CATALOGUE 47: Auction of January 9, 2001


Keen competition for interesting and unusual lots marked Cohasco, Inc.'s semi-annual Auction of historical documents, autographs, and collectibles. Ending January 9, 2001, some highlights of the sale include:

And over 700 other items in 30 different specialties.
Cohasco's next Mail/Phone/Fax/Internet Auction is planned for mid 2001, the firm's 55th year.


CATALOGUE 46: Auction of June 6, 2000


Keen competition for interesting and unusual lots marked Cohasco, Inc.'s semi-annual Auction of historical documents, autographs, and collectibles. Ending June 6, 2000, some highlights of the sale include:

And over 700 other items in 34 different specialties.
Cohasco's next Mail/Phone/Fax/Internet Auction is planned for late 2000, the firm's 54th year.



CATALOGUE 45: Auction of September 6, 1999

Keen competition for interesting and unusual lots marked Cohasco, Inc.'s semi-annual Auction of historical documents, autographs, and collectibles. Ending September 16, 1999, some highlights of the sale include:

And over 700 other items in 35 different specialties.
Cohasco's next Mail/Phone/Fax/Internet Auction is planned for early 2000, the firm's 54th year.

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