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 The Raab Collection is helping build some of the great historical document collections, both public and private, and works with the descendants of notable historical families to find their legacies new homes. Historical documents on display around the country come from our collection and those of our clients.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.
President George Washington and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson Sign a Ship’s Passport For a Revolutionary War Privateering Captain, Whose Vessel Would Wreck Just Months Later
President Thomas Jefferson Praises the Spirit of the American People "which animates our nation", and Is Its "sufficient safeguard"
George Washington Signs an Ornate Society of the Cincinnati Document For a Hero of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse
At the Peak of Napoleon’s Power, The Emperor Bestows a High Honor to a Hero at Wagram, a Baron Who Would Die in Retreat From Russia
Napoleon Demands to Know Whether His Brother Joseph, King of Spain, and His Armies in Spain Have Moved to Counter Wellington in the North
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President Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief: “This is my authority”
An Important Autograph Letter Signed as President
Writing to Stanton, he laments the “fall” of the heroic young General George Bayard, Killed at Fredericksburg, insisting on his authority to appoint Bayard’s aide-de-camp to the Regular Army. Stanton defies him nonetheless.
Abraham Lincoln: Inventor, President, and Commander
The President instructs Montgomery Meigs to consider an invention that would protect wooden structures against fire
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
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”