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Collection of 46 US presidents’ John Hancocks being auctioned off

''Collecting a full set of US presidential autographs is one of the great ambitions for many autograph collectors.''

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One of the signatures from a rare collection of the autographs of all 46 American Presidents which has been put up for auction.
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A rare comprehensive collection of the autographs of all 46 American presidents is set to fetch around £50k ($58k) at auction.

The set includes the signatures of every USA leader - from George Washington to Joe Biden.

The signed names appear on official documents, photographs, cards, military appointments, financial records and portraits.

The collection is from a private British collector and has a guide price for the set of between £30k - £50k ($35,305- $58,841).

It will be sold at Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Cirencester in Gloucestershire, England on November 24th.

One of the signatures from a rare collection of the autographs of all 46 American Presidents which has been put up for auction . (Dominic Winter via SWNS)

The collection forms part of its "Photographs, Autographs & Historical Documents, British Royalty & World Leaders" auction.

''It's very uncommon for a complete set of US presidents' autographs to be offered for sale and we expect it will attract prospective bidders worldwide," a spokesman said.

''This collection comprises signed documents, letters, photographs and some signed envelopes and signed White House cards so the standard is high.

''All the items have been purchased over more than 20 years from bona fide sources and reliable certificates of authenticity are provided with nearly every autograph.

One of the signatures from a rare collection of the autographs of all 46 American Presidents which has been put up for auction . (Dominic Winter via SWNS)
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''Collecting a full set of US presidential autographs is one of the great ambitions for many autograph collectors.''

The set includes George Washington's signature on a lottery ticket - set up to fund the building of a road - Abraham Lincoln's on a military appointment and JFK's on a portrait.

More contemporary leaders such as Carter, Reagan, George W Bush, Obama and Trump are included with their signed names on photographs.

President Joe Biden's name is seen on a campaign sign from the 2020 presidential run.

It includes the autographs of every other POTUS including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James K. Polk, Ulysses S. Grant and William Howard Taft.

The auction brochure states: ''US Presidents Collection.

''A comprehensive collection of the autographs of all 46 presidents from George Washington to Joe Biden, (including Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States), 1764-2020, comprising 17 Documents Signed, 1 Typed Letter Signed and 1 Autograph Note Signed, 12 Signed Photographs and 1 signed engraved portrait, 14 signatures including six signed free fronts and four signed White House cards, plus an additional 9 autograph items for Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, George W. Bush and Joe Biden (Quantity: 55)

''Provenance: a private British collector, all autographs guaranteed genuine.''

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