NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A rare collection of Revolutionary War-era autographs is going on the auction block in New Hampshire.
The complete set of all 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence is expected to fetch more than $1 million at an auction in Nashua on Saturday afternoon.
Amherst-based auction house RR Auction calls it the ultimate accomplishment in American autograph collecting, with only 40 complete collections of Declaration signers known in existence. Most of the signatures in the collection for sale are part of historically significant letters written by the Founding Fathers, not cut-out signatures or signatures on routine documents that are part of some Declaration signer collections.
The auction is being held at the Crowne Plaza hotel.