Rare Henry Wade letter
Since I am having the hardest time trying to post (keeps going poof) this in reply to a thread that already exists, I am creating a new thread to see if I can finally get this to post.
I found this interesting. Since I am into collecting Supreme Court Justices’ autographs I occasionally come across autographs of people associated with landmark Supreme Court opinions during my searches. I remember seeing this letter signed by Henry Wade in the Roe v Wade decision.
It is kind of obscure and rare to find Henry Wade’s autograph and this was the first time I saw his signature when I did a recent search in completed eBay auctions after the Roe decision was overturned in June. It started at the low price of $3.99 and shockingly sold to the single bidder for that price (plus $4.80 shipping). Quite a deal.
Today I noticed this same letter sold for $75 Buy It Now by a new seller. It sold immediately after it was posted it appears. So I am guessing not only was the original $3.99 sale a bargain but the $75 sale was too. No idea of true value since I only ever seen one Henry Wade signed item.
On the other hand I have seen several Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) signed books and other items and they usually bring $200-$400 especially after Roe was overturned and interest has increased.
This is now being offered on RRAuction. Will be very interesting to see what it ends up bringing. The original sale was about $10, then $75 and now it has a starting bid of $200 on RRAuction. I don’t know if something like this is a good investment. Will be interesting to watch the bidding nonetheless.