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Framed Napoleonic Government Documents
Located in New Orleans, LA
This historically significant collection of letters is from the Ministers and trusted Generals serving Napoleon Bonaparte during his reign as the French Emperor from 1804-1814, and t...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Other Historical Memorabilia

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Paper

  • Framed Napoleonic Government Documents
  • Framed Napoleonic Government Documents
  • Framed Napoleonic Government Documents
  • Framed Napoleonic Government Documents
H 48.38 in. W 54.25 in. D 1 in.
Charles Dickens 1863 Signed Large Paper Document
Located in Bristol, GB
This exceptionally large document, measuring 26½ x 22 inches, is dated 21st March 1863. Boasting impeccable penmanship the document is an Indenture made between Charles Dickens ('Of ...
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Antique 1860s Historical Memorabilia

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Paper

Original Typewritten Document Signed by F.D. Roosevelt, 1920
Located in Roma, IT
Historical Document by Roosevelt is a precious T.D.S. (Typewritten Document Signed) by the President of the United States of America Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) to Charle...
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Vintage 1920s American Historical Memorabilia

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Paper

Oliver Hardy Vintage 1930s Autographed Divorce Document on Paper
Located in Bristol, GB
Oliver Hardy was an American comedian and actor, most famous for being one half of the popular comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy. One of the most popular comedians of all time, and a cent...
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Vintage 1930s American Historical Memorabilia

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Paper

Victoria Cross Recipient Rambahadur Limbu Autograph on Paper Document
Located in Bristol, GB
- A list of Victoria Cross recipients signed by Gurkha officer Rambahadur Limbu Nepalese Rambahadur Limbu (1939-) rose to the rank of Captain, as a Queen's Gurkha Officer, and was...
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20th Century Historical Memorabilia

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Paper

Important Linocut Print and Unique Biographical Documents for Eduard Ulreich
By Eduard Buk Ulreich
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Both a unique work of art and an extraordinary historical document, this print and group of documents were created by Eduard Buk Ulreich, best known as a muralist for Radio City Musi...
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Vintage 1960s American Art Deco Historical Memorabilia

Winston Churchill Vintage 1911 Autographed Paper Document and Press Photos
Located in Bristol, GB
- A document signed by one of the most significant world leaders in 20th century history, Winston Churchill This document relates to the naturalization of a Russian immigrant and ...
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Vintage 1910s British Historical Memorabilia

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Paper

19th Century German Baronship Document, Archduke Ludwig III of Hessen
Located in Vero Beach, FL
19th century German Baronship Document, Archduke Ludwig III of Hessen Outstanding document bound with threaded rope in crimson red leather with burnished 24-carat gold embossed. A...
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Antique 19th Century German Historical Memorabilia

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Parchment Paper, Leather

King Henry VIII Genuine Original Autographed Vellum Document from 1513, White
Located in Bristol, GB
- Bold, clear signature from Henry VIII - one of England's most iconic monarchs - Exceptional content relating to Sir Richard Gresham, financier to the crown and an extremely inf...
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Antique 16th Century Historical Memorabilia

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Other

King Henry VII Genuine Original 16th Century Autographed Vellum Document, White
Located in Bristol, GB
- Clearly signed "HR" by King Henry VII - the first monarch of the House of Tudor - Dated 1499 and addressed to Sir Robert Lytton, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe - Very good co...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Historical Memorabilia

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'7'19th Century British Real Estate Land Indentures Lease Documents 1867 Framed
Located in Dayton, OH
(7) 19th century British real estate land indentures lease documents 1867 framed 1860s European land indentures. Each is neatly framed with mat allowing them to be seen through both...
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Antique 1860s Victorian Historical Memorabilia

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Paper

Silver Medal Document of World Exhibition in Milan 1906 in Arts and Crafts Frame
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and important, museum worthy document in a custom made Arts and Crafts frame. What we are offering here are actually two unique antiques into one. In the year 1906 the world ex...
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Early 20th Century Italian Arts and Crafts Historical Memorabilia

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Glass, Nutwood, Paper

20th Century Anglo Indian Historical Document or Scroll Box
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a highly important and exceptional Anglo-Indian document or scroll box from the 1920s. 1924 to be exact!! Made in Punjab, in the style of Bombay Sadeli Mosaic. It bears...
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo Raj Decorative Boxes

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Silver

Victor Hugo Signed Document
By Victor Hugo
Located in Bristol, GB
A document signed by Victor Hugo in vibrant blue ink. Victor Hugo is the author of some of the most celebrated works in French literature, including Les Miserables (1862) and The...
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Antique 1850s European Historical Memorabilia

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  • Victor Hugo Signed Document
  • Victor Hugo Signed Document
  • Victor Hugo Signed Document
  • Victor Hugo Signed Document
H 8 in. W 10.7 in. D 0.01 in.
Abraham Lincoln Signed Document and Portrait
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is an original document signed by Abraham Lincoln as President, dated April 20, 1861. The document is a partly-printed official document appointing Cornelius A. Walborn as Deput...
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Antique 1860s Historical Memorabilia

1802 Thomas Jefferson Signed Presidential Document Collage
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This rare signed document collage celebrates one of the most influential writers, politicians, and American Revolutionary figures, Thomas Jefferson. The one-of-a-kind collage pairs a...
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Antique Early 1800s American Historical Memorabilia

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Paper

19th Century Framed English Legal Document
Located in Savannah, GA
Large framed English legal document on parchment. Beautifully executed in lithography and dating back to the 1800's (the second part of the actual date is obscured by foxing of the p...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Historical Memorabilia

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Glass, Parchment Paper, Wood

  • 19th Century Framed English Legal Document
  • 19th Century Framed English Legal Document
  • 19th Century Framed English Legal Document
  • 19th Century Framed English Legal Document
H 32.25 in. W 39.50 in. D 1 in.
Leather Document Box Belonging to Sir Andrew Hammond
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A leather document box belonging to Sir Andrew Hammond, By J Ponell, Messengers Trunk Maker, no 340 Oxford St, London. of rectangular form with a brass handle, the interior lined...
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Antique Early 1800s Historical Memorabilia

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Leather

Marilyn Monroe genuine 1957 autograph on legal document
Located in Bristol, GB
- Legal document signed by Marilyn Monroe in 1957 - Details her dealings with Famous Artists Corporation following difficulties with 20th Century Fox Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) nee...
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Vintage 1950s Historical Memorabilia

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Paper

Theodore Roosevelt Signed Presidential Military Appointment Document, circa 1903
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presidential commission of an Army Calvary officer Herbert J. Slocum to the position of "Major of Calvary". Signed in full by President Theodore Roosevelt and dated August 26, 1903. ...
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Antique Early 1900s Historical Memorabilia

Abraham Lincoln Signed Civil War Military Commissioning Document, circa 1864
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is the official commissioning document to appoint George Drake as a First Lieutenant in the Sixth Regiment of Infantry, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. o...
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Antique 1860s Historical Memorabilia

16th Century Scottish Charter of Sale Document by Henry Eldar, circa 1575
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
The wonderfully interesting 16th century document being a notarial instrument, with two red wax seals, and being unusual and rare in two written parts, survives from the third quarte...
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Antique 16th Century Scottish Elizabethan Historical Memorabilia

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Parchment Paper

Ulysses S. Grant & W.T. Sherman Signed Documents with Civil War General Shoulder
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This historical, special item celebrates two of the most influential Union leaders of the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman. This one-of-a-kind collage pairs a...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Historical Memorabilia

Historical Documents For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of historical documents is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique historical documents was constructed with extraordinary care, often using paper, metal and parchment paper. Historical documents have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Historical documents bearing Art Deco or Arts and Crafts hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made historical documents over the years, but those made by Victor Hugo and Eduard Buk Ulreich are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Historical Documents?

Historical documents can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $6,598, while the lowest priced sells for $419 and the highest can go for as much as $92,956.