Picture size: Results: 75
Status: SOLD!
Date: 1/28/2014
Venue: eBay
Price: ??,???
Global Garage Sale eBay Drop-Off Store
Global Garage Sale
We sell it for you!
Accepting Nationwide Consignments
Direct contact
info is on our website
Vermont eBay Trading Post
1. You drop it off

2. We sell it on eBay

3. You get a check!
education specialist trained by eBay

RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps

This listing is for a rare signature of United States President William McKinley Jr. (1843–1901). The signature is at the bottom of a handwritten letter from McKinley to a gentleman (William Lyall) in New York City. It is dated Nov 7, 1890 and expresses his thanks for a favor received. This was 3 days after he lost re-election to the House. The letter is on U.S. House of Representatives stationary, but he crossed out Washington D.C. and wrote 'Canton O' (Ohio) in its place. The paper measures about 5" x 9" inches and is in very good overall condition with creases and discoloration. We are also including two postcards with McKinley postage (dated 1904 and 1910), a postcard the McKinley assassination scene (dated 1908), a First Day Cover from 1938, and seven McKinley US Postage Stamps. Please see the photographs below, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We are contracted to sell to the highest bidder and cannot end the listing early. This autograph is from the collection of an award winning Vermont stamp collector and historian. The winning bidder will have 14 days in which to have it inspected. We will accept a return for a full refund during this time, provided that the item is returned in the same condition as which it was received. After 14 days we will no longer be able to take any returns. We have a low opening bid price, so don't miss your chance to add this to your collection.

William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals.

McKinley was the last President to have served in the American Civil War, beginning as a private in the Union Army and ending as a brevet major. After the war, he settled in Canton, Ohio, where he practiced law and married Ida Saxton. In 1876, he was elected to Congress, where he became the Republican Party’s expert on the protective tariff, which he promised would bring prosperity. His 1890 McKinley Tariff was highly controversial; which together with a Democratic redistricting aimed at gerrymandering him out of office, led to his defeat in the Democratic landslide of 1890. He was elected Ohio’s governor in 1891 and 1893, steering a moderate course between capital and labor interests. With the aid of his close adviser Mark Hanna, he secured the Republican nomination for president in 1896, amid a deep economic depression. He defeated his Democratic rival, William Jennings Bryan, after a front-porch campaign in which he advocated “sound money” (the gold standard unless altered by international agreement) and promised that high tariffs would restore prosperity.

Rapid economic growth marked McKinley’s presidency. He promoted the 1897 Dingley Tariff to protect manufacturers and factory workers from foreign competition, and in 1900, he secured the passage of the Gold Standard Act. McKinley hoped to persuade Spain to grant independence to rebellious Cuba without conflict, but when negotiation failed, he led the nation in the Spanish–American War of 1898; the U.S. victory was quick and decisive. As part of the peace settlement, Spain turned over to the United States its main overseas colonies of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines; Cuba was promised independence, but at that time remained under the control of the U.S. Army. The United States annexed the independent Republic of Hawaii in 1898 and it became a U.S. territory.

McKinley defeated Bryan again in the 1900 presidential election, in a campaign focused on imperialism, prosperity, and free silver. President McKinley was assassinated by Leon Czolgosz, a second-generation Polish-American with anarchist leanings, in September 1901, and was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. Historians regard McKinley’s 1896 victory as a realigning election, in which the political stalemate of the post-Civil War era gave way to the Republican-dominated Fourth Party System, which began with the Progressive Era. He is generally placed near the middle in rankings of American presidents.

Please see our other listings for more rare, historical autographs including a number of other U.S. Presidents.

Please check all of the available shipping methods and costs prior to bidding.

The winning bidder can also pick up this item at our store in Colchester, Vermont. All local pickups are subject to 7% sales tax.

RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 1
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 2
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 3
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 4
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 5
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 6
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 7
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 8
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 9
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 10
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 11
RARE William McKinley Jr 1890 Signed Letter Signature Autograph Postcards Stamps 12

About Us:

Global Garage Sale has been selling online for local individuals, businesses, and large organizations since 2003. Our store is located at 880 Prim Road in Colchester, Vermont. To learn more about Global Garage Sale, visit our: About Us page on eBay

Global Garage Sale
Global Garage Sale® All Rights Reserved.