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Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Honors America’s Most-Loved Cowboy - Will Rogers

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Sat, Jun 29, 2013 @ 08:54 AM

Entertaining people was a natural talent for the gifted Will Rogers (1879-1935). Born William Penn Adair Rogers, he grew up on his family’s ranch in Cherokee Indian territory that has since become part of the state of Oklahoma. Will Rogers was the youngest of 8 children born to Clement Vann Rogers and Mary Schrimsher, who were both part Cherokee. Tragically only Will and three of his sisters survived until adulthood.

Will Rogers with Rope

Because he enjoyed working with cattle, riding horses, and using his lasso, Rogers paid less and less attention to his studies as he grew. In the 10th grade he dropped out of school all together to become a cowboy. He used his exceptional personality, quick wit and  lassoing talent to entertain audiences in while traveling through South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Later he performed at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis and New York City.

WILL ROGERS -  READY FOR ACTION

Will Rogers venues began with a travelling show, then a circus, and the World Fair, then vaudeville acts in the United States, Canada and throughout Europe. In the early part of his Vaudeville career, Betty Blake caught his eye. They married in 1908 and together raised 3 sons and a daughter. Betty and Will Rogers had a loving, supportive relationship until separated by Will’s death.

As Will’s career progressed, he found that his humor was just as attractive to audiences as his roping. His jokes consisted of amusing, thoughtful observations of people. He loved to talk about politics, American society, and life in general. It was not long before Will Rogers was a well-known comedian and political commentator.

The popularity of his jokes soon led him to acting. In all Will Rogers performed in silent films, then 71 feature films, as well as Broadway productions. Will Rogers was voted the most popular male actor in Hollywood in 1934.

There seemed to be no limit to the popularity of Will Rogers. His political commentary was published through more than 4,000 syndicated columns, more than 2 million words, equal to 20 novels. These 600 newspapers reached an audience estimated at 40 million readers. Most people who are familiar with his work consider his comments to be just as relevant today as the day they were written.

Will Rogers Pointing

WILL ROGERS -ENTERTAINER EXTRAORDINAIRE

Will Rogers also had a regular radio show, although the medium was very new at that time. His popular political commentary brought him an Oklahoma gubernatorial nomination (which he declined) and the title Honorary Mayor of Beverly Hills (1925). This elevated status put him in touch with major world leaders. He was invited to the White House by Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Roosevelt.

It was Roger's thirst for adventure that resulted in his early demise. In 1935, when he was just 55, Will Rogers died in a plane crash. He had been headed to Alaska for vacation with a famed pilot and close friend, Wiley Post. Will Rogers's wife, Betty built a memorial in his honor near their home in Oklahoma which was thoughtfullly dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt himself. Sadly, Betty Rogers died shortly thereafter, in 1938.

Will Rogers Photo

The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection honors the memory of Will Rogers, a true American and an entertainer with boundless talent. It is because of this sentiment that the Collection is proud to have acquired and handsomely framed, in suede and burl walnut, an autographed photo of Will Rogers. In this candid photograph, displayed below, Will Rogers is pictured wearing casual attire and holding a polo stick at his California home.

The sepia-toned 8” x 10” photograph is boldly signed in the bottom right corner, across the cap, held in his left hand. There is a plaque inscribed Will Rogers 1879–1935 American Humorist, Actor, Writer and Lecturer “I Never Met A Man I Didn’t Like.”

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This piece is just one of many historical American artifacts in the extensive Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. If you are seeking a particular piece of Mr. Amyx's rare pieces, please use the form below to initiate a confidential conversation with Mr. Amyx.

 

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New York To Paris: Charles Lindbergh's 1927 World-Changing Flight

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 @ 01:26 PM

Often called the Roaring Twenties, the 1920s were generally marked by people’s feelings of discontinuity associated with modernity and a separation from traditions. Some sense of normalcy returned to politics in the aftermath of the high patriotism from World War I, jazz music exploded, Art Deco came into vogue, and new female archetypes such as the ‘flapper’ challenged then-traditional notions of womanhood.

Industrially and economically speaking, the average American saw the unprecedented, large-scale proliferation of automobiles, telephones, motion pictures, and electricity, to the point where every idea or dream seemed feasible through technology alone. Marvelous industrial growth, accelerated consumer demand and aspirations, and significant changes in lifestyle and culture came to define what we now call the ‘modern life’. However, one industry, and one of its pioneers in particular, came to define the way Americans thought of themselves and their possibilities for the rest of the century.

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THE ROARING TWENTIES IN CHICAGO

Aviation had a rising and definitive impact on American life in the 1920’s, and on the way Americans lived and worked. At the start of the decade, only a couple of years after the end of World War I, aviation was still very much a fledgling industry. Companies existed to build military airplanes, and a few civilian companies started to make aircraft for commercial use. Airplane manufacturers including Swallow, Waco, and Travel Air all had their start in the 1920s, along with some companies that still exist to this day, including Ryan and Lockheed.

Airplane designs grew from 80 mph biplanes to speedy race planes flying at over 200 mph, and the airline industry, already established in Europe, started flying over the vast United States. Airplanes such as the Stinson, Fokker and Ford tri-motored airliners all were designed and built during that decade. But one single aviation event in 1927, using  a single-engine plane and careful planning, investment, and calculations, caught the spirit and soul of an entire nation.

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CHARLES LINDBERGH & THE 1927 SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS

Six well-known aviators had already lost their lives by the time Charles Lindbergh took Raymond Orteig’s prize-winning challenge to fly solo from New York City to Paris. Known up to that time only by his sometimes death-defying feats and pioneering service as a US Air Mail pilot, Charles Lindbergh took advantage of technology, experience, and opportunity to compete for the $25,000 prize.

A man of calculated risk, Lindbergh was also altogether brave and courageous. “What kind of  man would live where there is no danger?,” he would later say, “I don’t believe in taking foolish chances. But nothing can be accomplished by not taking a chance at all.” Instead of the tri-motor planes that were popular and favored at the time, Lindbergh depended on a single-engine plane that he called the ‘Spirit Of St. Louis’: a fabric covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane, custom designed out of San Diego, California. Since weight had contributed to previous crashes, Lindbergh lightened the load of the plane by, among other things, getting rid of non-essential equipment like radios, sextant and parachute (although he did bring an inflatable raft). And finally, contrary to the comfortability of other pilots at the time, he decided to fly into weather conditions that were clearing but not clear enough by then-current standards.

CHARLES LINDBERGH - A COURAGEOUS AMERICAN ABOUT TO SOAR INTO HISTORYCHARLES LINDBERGH - A COURAGEOUS AMERICAN ABOUT TO SOAR INTO HISTORY

Sometime after this world-famous achievement at the young age of 25, Charles Lindbergh was quoted as saying:  “It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.” Though aviation was his core calling and love, he later went on to succeed as an ambassador for changes and trends in flight technology, an award-winning author, environmentalist and anti-war activist, the last of which being still the subject of much interpretation and recent controversy. Nevertheless, accomplishing such an aviation feat not rivaled until the 1947 breaking of the sound barrier, Charles Lindbergh still deserves to be remembered as a remarkably fearless, relentlessly persistent, and intelligent hero who still today reminds us of a core American belief:  If you put your whole body, mind, soul into what you love to do, anything is possible.

charles lindbergh framed photo 1A SCARCE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF CHARLES LINDBERGH IN HIS 1927 AVIATION APPAREL - FROM THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

 

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GENERAL GEORGE CUSTER - BATTLE OF ANTIETAM - CUSTER BATTLEFIELD NOTE

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 @ 09:43 AM

General George Armstrong Custer's ANS

GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER'S - 1862 BATTLE OF ANTIETAM - HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT HAND-WRITTEN NOTE

 George Armstrong Custer – (1839-1876) – Captain– Army of the Potomac – 1862 – The above Autographed Note Signed, by a young Captain Custer; was written during the Retreat of the Confederates, at Antietam in 1862. At that time, the young calvary Captain was attached to the Command of Major General George McClellan.

General Custer after Antitietam
A DASHING GENERAL CUSTER

 

ANS Civil War General Custer
RARE CIVIL WAR CONTENT
FROM GENERAL CUSTER - 1862

Make no mistake, this is a major historical piece. It deserves careful Study. — When all is said on both sides, George Armstrong Custer’s Military Philosophy seemed to equal this: To be imminently successful on a field of battle; pitch in against any odds and then extricate oneself; as well as your troops, if the going gets rough. At Little Big Horn; not even Custer could save himself.
For This Truly Was:

“Custer’s Last Stand”.

 

General Custer
GENERAL CUSTER
IN A MOMENT OF REFLECTION

At the current time this impressive Civil War piece is in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection, where it has been the past quarter-century. At some point, in the near future, it will be shared with an Institution or another collector of note.

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GERONIMO - A NATIVE AMERICAN -BOLDLY SIGNED 1904 WORLDS FAIR PROGRAM

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 @ 10:16 AM

Geronimo – Indian Name is Translated into “Goyathlay” – (1829-1909) This American Apache Chieftain was Admitted to The Warriors Council in 1846. Early on, it was Obvious to Other Apaches, that Geronimo was a Warrior to be Reckoned With. From 1885 to 1886, Geronimo Led a Furious Uprising Against The American White Settlers. Many Innocent Whites, as well as those Not So Pure, were Killed by His Fellow Warriors and Him. Eventually, Geronimo was Captured by General George Crook. The Ever Repressant, Geronimo, Planned his Own Escape and it Worked. He then Continued to Fight Against The Whites only to Finally Run Out Of Food And Ammunition, Resulting in his Final Surrender to General Miles.

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Geronimo and The Apache’s that Followed Him were Forcibly Removed to Florida. Eventually, Geronimo, his Family and other Apaches were Resettled into the Oklahoma Indian Territory; Where he Gave Up The Fight Forever and Became a Farmer. By this time, Geronimo's Legend was Well Known Throughout America. In 1904, Geronimo was asked to Appear at The St. Louis World’s Fair. He Really Did Not Want To Do This; but when they said he Could Charge A Fee for His Autograph he Appeared at The World’s Fair in 1904, in Indian Garb, and Signed All Day Long for 50 Cents a Piece — Provided the Paper was Furnished.

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Geronimo Wrote his Name in an Unusual Fashion. He would Turn the Page at a 90 Degree Angle and then Began Drawing his Name, rather like a Totem Pole. The above, Boldly Signed Souvenir Album (7.5"x10") is One of Those Very Scarce Surviving Examples. The Fact that Geronimo's Bold Signature is on the Front of the Official Program of the St. Louis World’s Fair, Dramatically Increases its Holographic Value into the Many Thousands of Dollars.

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 This Important World's Fair Program, Boldy Signed by Geronimo, has been in The Colllection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. In the near future it will rest in the Collection of another noted Collector.

 


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HANDWRITTEN ANS BY GEORGE CUSTER - BATTLE OF ANTIETAM-AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Mon, Jul 04, 2011 @ 01:16 PM

What did Custer write during the Civil War-at the Battle of Antietam? Not long ago an important hand-written note (ANS) was located, in Virginia, not far from Washington, DC. The contents reveal a hands-on Battle Commander who at the moment of writing just happened to be Captain George Armstrong Custer.  The rank of General would be George Custer's within two years.

custer handwritten note ANSCAPTAIN GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER'S IMPORTANT HAND-WRITTEN 1862 NOTE (ANS) - AUTHORED BY HIM AT THE SCENE OF THE  FEROCIOUS BATTLE OF ANTIETAM - JUST AS THE CONFEDERATES WERE RETREATING

George Armstrong Custer – (1839 1876) was a Captain of the Army of the Potomac in 1862.  The above Autographed Note Signed, by the Dashing young Captain Custer, was written during the Retreat of the Confederates - at Antietam in 1862. And a zealous young battlefield Captain (Custer) was in Hot Pursuit of the Confederates. Custer hurriedly writes from the Antietam Battlefield...."Col. Colburn ...We have captured another gun...a 12 pdr brass howitzer...Custer". At that time the Brash young Cavalry Captain was attached to the Command of Major General George McClellan.

custer framed note 1862RARE NOTE – 1862 – BY CAPT. GEORGE CUSTER – AT THE BATTLE OF THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM – ARCHIVAL FRAMING  BY RICK BADWEY OF MUSEUM FRAMING IN OLDTOWN, ALEXANDRA, VIRGINIA–WASHINGTON,D.C.

Make no mistake, this is a Major Piece that deserves careful study.  It is now in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, also known as The American Heritage Collection. Contact Mr. Amyx, via telephone, if you have an interest in purchasing at some future date.

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When all is said on both sides, George Custer's Military Philosophy seemed to equal this: To be Eminently Successful on a field of Battle; pitch in against all odds and then extricate oneself-as well as your troops-if the going gets rough.  At Battle of Little Bighorn not even Custer could save himself.  For this truly was....."Custer's Last Stand"

GEORGE CUSTERMAJ. GEN. GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER

Provenance: Preserved among the Civil War Papers of Union General Henry Jackson Hunt (1819 – 1889), an aid-de-camp of Gen. George McClellan - at Antietam - Later The Army of the Potomac's Chief of Artillery - with the rank of Major General. General Hunt would have been handed the Antietam Note from the recipient - Col. Colburn.

 

 

 

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BUFFALO BILL - W.F. CODY - AMERICA'S GREATEST SHOWMAN-AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Mon, May 02, 2011 @ 04:26 PM

W.F. Cody - (1846-1917) – more properly known as " Buffalo Bill". Young Cody, along with his Parents and five sisters, moved to Salt Creek Valley, Kansas in 1854, when Bill Cody was only eight years of age.  Later, the young man became Famous as an Indian Fighter, Scout, Pathfinder, Guide, Tracker and Courier.

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 Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1872 - But this Extraordinary Honor was Disputed and it was later taken away from Cody. After a Long Campaign by Admirer's and Historians this Important Honor was at last Restored in the late 1980's.

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  • BEAUTIFULLY & ARCHIVALLY FRAMED - A DRAMATIC PRESENTATION OF - A TURN OF THE CENTURY BUFFALO BILL WILD WEST PROGRAM

Primarily a Showman, "Buffalo Bill" was Extremely Popular World-Wide.  Cody's Wild West show served to extend his already Enormous Legend.  The Showman even traveled to Europe with his Enormous Show. Cody was The Greatest Showman in the Entire World. "Buffalo Bill" considered himself as an Exhibitor of our Native Americans, with whom, for the Greater part of his Life, he had been on terms that varied between Hostility and Mutual Friendship.

buffalo bill,w.f.cody,raleigh degeer amyx,the american heritage collection,A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF THE ACTUAL PROGRAM WHICH BUFFALO BILL INSCRIBED WITH HIS SCARE SIGNATURE FORMAT - "TRUE TO FRIEND AND FOE - W.F. CODY, BUFFALO BILL"

Featured is an - Official  Wild West Show Program, from a Turn-of-The-20th Century - Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.  Cody was billed as the last of the Great Scouts,  by Promoter Nate Salisbury.  The Amyx Collection Piece featured measures 3'.6' x 2 1/3 feet. It is Boldly Autographed in the top right of the Official Program with the following Elegant Script in  "Buffalo Bill's" own hand, "True, to Friend and Foe, W. F. Cody – Buffalo Bill". This is the more important form of "Buffalo' Bill's" Scarce Holograph material.

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Currently, this Historic piece is in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection A.K.A The American Heritage Collection.

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DANIEL BOONE KENTUCKY 1787 LAND SURVEY-RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 @ 03:30 PM

Daniel Boone (1734 -1820) was an American Frontiersmen, Trapper, Surveyor, and Pioneer Extraordinaire. Featured below is a near Mint Condition Land Survey, accomplished by Boone, in Kentucky. It is dated June 11,1787 - when Daniel Boone was Deputy Surveyor of Kentucky. Any imperfections observed on Photograph #3 below are due Totally to camera flash glare.

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 The Drawing of the actual Kentucky Survey is fully illustrated and was accomplished by Daniel Boone himself.  He wrote, in part, " survaid 487 acres of land......Daniel Boone D.  S.".  Daniel Boone fought during the Revolutionary war, then with great difficulty worked his way into Kentucky as one of the earliest Trailblazers.  Eventually Boone became a Legislator, Sheriff, and Official Surveyor.

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Daniel Boone was no Mythic figure in American history.  He was real. This was one brave man.  Careful study of his accomplishments, lead to the conclusion that Boone was an American figure whose deeds often bordered on Heroism that would be difficult to ever exaggerate.  Daniel Boone was once partially Scalped in Battle with Native Americans - And as a result, in perhaps Boone's only deference to Vanity, tended to nearly always wear a wig or a hat.

daniel boone survey|kentucky land survey|raleigh degeer amyx|the raleigh degeer amyx collection|A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF A SURVEY ACCOMPLISHED IN KENTUCKY 1787, ENTIRELY IN THE HAND OF THE LEGENDARY DANIEL BOONE

 Important Historic Kentucky related material, Authored by Daniel Boone is Scarce in any form; but exceptionally so when a Rare one-page Land Survey is written entirely in the hand of this American Pioneer Extraordinaire.  The above - 1787 Daniel Boone Survey in Kentucky - is an Esteemed Addition to The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx (a.k.a.) as The American Heritage Collection.

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CHARLES LINDBERGH 9X12" SIGNED PHOTO&HISTORY OF HIS ROMANTIC AFFAIRS

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Mon, Apr 25, 2011 @ 10:22 AM

Charles Lindbergh (1902 1974) - featured  is an Over-sized 9" x 12" Signed Photograph of "Lucky Lindy".  Lindbergh is considered to be one of the most Renowned Navigators in International History.  In early 1927, a wealthy American offered $25,000, (An Eye Popping approximately $500,000 in today's currency), to the First person on Earth that could Fly solo, non-stop from New York City to Paris, France.  Several well-known Aviators lay poised to accept the Challenge.  A few died and some were seriously injured.  However, another well known Aviator, Charles Lindbergh, accepted the Dangerous Challenge and in May 1927, he took off in the "Spirit of St. Louis", without even a Parachute, so that he could have added one extra gas tank - which would  even block a portion of his Important forward vision out of the cockpit window. Another of Lindbergh's Brazen Acts of Courage.

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Charles Lindbergh also had all other non-essentials thrown off the "Spirit of St. Louis"  before this takeoff.  It is hard to imagine today that anyone could head off into near Total Darkness without the aid of Navigation Equipment and then fly 31+ consecutive hours with Zero Sleep.  Lindbergh took a Bold step but somehow he was determined to make it happen - and this he did.

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Also Lindbergh was expected to somehow cross Newfoundland, Greenland and the Barren 2,000 mile Choppy Atlantic Ocean and maneuver himself into a Safe-Landing in Paris.  "Lucky Lindy" was flying a Ryan Monoplane, named "Spirit of St. Louis", which we picture in this feature, and a crowd of an estimated 50,000 Parisians were there to greet Charles Lindbergh - and the admiring throngs of Parisians almost Trampled Charles "Lucky" Lindbergh to Death - the soon to be Most Famous Man in the World.

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For this Extraordinary Achievement, Charles Lindbergh was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Following this enormous achievement, Lindbergh was besieged by the Press and by all other human species; as now he was, whether he liked it or not, the Most Famous Person on the Planet.

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Later, the Stubborn Charles Lindbergh was to cross the path of no return when he made several positive statements about Adolph Hitler and Nazi-ism in the 1930s.  For such words, The President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, found them unforgivable and when Lindbergh Volunteered, at the age of 42, to serve in the Army Air Corps, during World War II, the United States Government refused him. But the Persistent Lindbergh was awarded a contract, as a Consultant to the Ford Motor Company and the United Aircraft Corporation. Eventually, "Lucky Lindy" even wound up flying 50 Combat Missions over the Pacific, during World War 11, once engaging in a Dogfight with a Japanese Fighter.

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Later Lindbergh served as a Consultant in the United States Department of Defense; and the ever persistent Charles Lindbergh became a Brigadier General of the United States Air Force Reserve, in 1954.  But one trait that Charles Lindbergh would never give up was a Major Stubborn Streak combined with streaks of questionable moral lapses in personal judgement - a Series of Unfaithful Relationships.

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In addition to his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, with whom he had 6 children, one of whom, Charles Lindbergh, Jr., was Kidnapped and Murdered. Following this, Lindbergh went on to have Numerous Affairs.  And each of these was kept quiet by him as well as by the different women involved.  As a result of his multiple affairs Charles Lindbergh apparently became the Father of 7 different children by 3 different women - with all of these Romantic Liaison's in Germany.  All women remained silent until their death and then, recently, irrefutable Evidence came to the forefront.  Even a DNA test was done on one of the children of one of his German mistresses; and with a 97.7% certainty - The Father was declared to be Charles Lindbergh.

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Raleigh DeGeer Amyx has tried to provide a balanced portrait of a complex man who, nevertheless, will go down in History as a Great American. The above Oversized 9 x 12" signed photograph of the Famed Aviator may soon be parted with by Mr. Amyx but it is, as of this writing, still an Important addition to The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection.

 


 


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WHAT DID GENERAL GEORGE CUSTER WRITE AT THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM?

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 @ 03:13 PM

What did Custer write during the Civil War-at the Battle of Antietam? Not long ago an important hand-written note (ANS) was located, in Virginia, not far from Washington, DC. The contents reveal a hands-on Battle Commander who at the moment of writing just happened to be Captain George Armstrong Custer.  The rank of General would be George Custer's within two years.

custer handwritten note ANSCAPTAIN GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER'S IMPORTANT HAND-WRITTEN 1862 NOTE (ANS) - AUTHORED BY HIM AT THE SCENE OF THE  FEROCIOUS BATTLE OF ANTIETAM - JUST AS THE CONFEDERATES WERE RETREATING

George Armstrong Custer – (1839 1876) was a Captain of the Army of the Potomac in 1862.  The above Autographed Note Signed, by the dashing young Captain Custer, was written during the retreat of the Confederates - at Antietam in 1862. And a zealous young battlefield Captain (Custer) was in hot pursuit of the Confederates. Custer hurriedly writes from the Antietam Battlefield...."Col. Colburn ...We have captured another gun...a 12 pdr brass howitzer...Custer". At that time the young Cavalry Captain was attached to the Command of Major General George McClellan.

custer framed note 1862RARE NOTE – 1862 – BY CAPT. GEORGE CUSTER – AT THE BATTLE OF THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM – ARCHIVAL FRAMING  BY RICK BADWEY OF MUSEUM FRAMING IN OLDTOWN, ALEXANDRA, VIRGINIA–WASHINGTON,D.C.

Make no mistake, this is a major piece that deserves careful study.  It is now in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, also known as The American Heritage Collection.

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When all is said on both sides, George Armstrong Custer's Military Philosophy seemed to equal this: to be eminently successful on a field of battle; pitch in against all odds and then extricate oneself-as well as your troops-if the going gets rough.  At Battle of Little Bighorn not even Custer could save himself.  For this truly was....."Custer's Last Stand"

GEORGE CUSTERMAJ. GEN. GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER

Provenance: Preserved among the Civil War Papers of Union General Henry Jackson Hunt (1819 – 1889), an aid-de-camp of Gen. George McClellan - at Antietam - Later The Army of the Potomac's Chief of Artillery - with the rank of Major General. General Hunt would have been handed the Antietam Note from the recipient - Col. Colburn.

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DANIEL BOONE 1787 KENTUCKY LAND SURVEY IS FINALLY LOCATED

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Tue, Feb 08, 2011 @ 04:45 PM

Illustrated just below is an extremely Rare 1787 Kentucky Land Survey, dated June 11, 1787.  Daniel Boone (1734 – 1820), was an American Frontiersman, Trapper, Surveyor and Pioneer Extraordinaire. And it was Daniel Boone that authored the remarkable Survey below.

DANIEL BOONE SURVEYBRILLIANT CLOSE-UP VIEW OF SURVEY BY DANIEL BOONE IN 1787 IN THE TERRITORY KNOWN AS KENTUCKY

In the late 1700s the Legendary Daniel Boone became an Official Deputy Surveyor in the Territory of Kentucky. In the top left portion of the illustration above, the actual Survey is shared for all to view.   Despite all the rumors that Boone could not read or write, what you are actually seeing here are detailed words and observations, made in 1787, by Daniel Boone and all words are in the hand of Boone.  In part ......"Surveyed 487 Acres of Land.... Daniel Boone-D. S."

DANIEL BOONE 1787 KENTUCKY SURVEYDANIEL BOONE 1787 SURVEY - NEAR MINT - WITH ALL HISTORIC DETAILS SHARED WITHIN - ARCHIVALLY FRAMED BY RICK BADWEY OF MUSEUM FRAMING - IN OLD TOWN, ALEXANDRIA 

Daniel Boone participated during the Revolutionary war. And then through sheer determination, skill, fearlessness and hard work made his way into the Kentucky as one of the earliest Trailblazers. Eventually Boone became a Legislator, Sheriff, and Surveyor. After tiring of endless Land Disputes and sundry other issues, primarily over contested Lands, Boone made his way to the Territory of Missouri, where he passed away quietly, at the age of 86, and was laid to rest.

DANIEL BOONE SIGNATUREAN IMPRESSIVE CLOSE-UP OF THE SIGNATURE OF DANIEL BOONE AS DEPUTY SURVEYOR OF KENTUCKY IN 1787

Autographs of Daniel Boone are rare in any form; but exceptionally so when a Rare one-page Land Survey is written entirely in the hands of this American Pioneer Extraordinaire.  The above such 1787 Daniel Boone Land Survey is now an esteemed addition to the Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, AKA The American Heritage Collection. 

RALEIOGH DEGEER AMYX 2010RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX - HISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR -  IN WASHINGTON D.C.'S - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - 2010

DANIEL BOONE SURVEYOR AND FRONTIERSMANDANIEL BOONE WAS AN AMERICAN OF EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT - PERHAPS BEYOND ALL THAT PRESENT DAY AMERICANS CAN BEGIN TO CONCEIVE

 




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