The Raab Distinction

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Buying and Selling Important Historical Autographs and Documents. Raab is an internationally recognized name for historical autographs and documents, providing a focus on quality and significance. The Raab Collection is helping build some of the great historical document collections, both public and private, and works with the descendants of notable historical families to find their legacies new homes. Historical documents on display around the country come from our collection and those of our clients. We regularly appear in major international media outlets.

On display in the office

President Abraham Lincoln’s Original Order to Amend the Treaty of Tianjin Between China and the United States

The only presidentially-signed treaty ratification between these two countries we can find having reached the market , and the only document signed by Lincoln connected with China

date Feb 22, 1864

The only presidentially-signed treaty ratification between these two countries we can find having reached the market , and the only document signed by Lincoln connected with China

President George Washington

President George Washington Signs an International Ship’s Passport For a Vessel Destined for the Wine Trading Hub of Oporto in Portugal

date Aug 29, 1794

Oporto is the home of Port Wine, and back then was the hub of that trade.  It is almost certain that this vessel, once it arrived at Oporto and had unloaded its American cargo, would have returned to the U.S. with port for enthusiastic Americans.

The Creation of the Kennedy Center

An Original Pen Used to Sign the Kennedy Center Act

Given to Kennedy Aide Kenneth O'Donnell by President Johnson After JFK's Assassination; Acquired from the direct descendants of Kenneth O'Donnell and never before offered for sale

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony Finances Efforts to Increase the Membership of Her National American Woman Suffrage Association

date Apr 29, 1890

She demands that some of these funds being held by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union be paid to an activist “organizing Equal Suffrage societies”
 

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