Honour America's fallen general
His name is known throughout America, yet he is one of the country's rarest signatures.
Today I want to tell you about your chance to own one of these prized pieces of US military history.
Montana. June 25, 1876.
The cries of battle have given way to an eerie quiet.
A group of men pick their way through the mass of lifeless bodies of the 7th Cavalry.
They strip them of their clothes and firearms, scalping and mutilating them as they go.
Just one body is left unmolested. It will be cleaned and left for his compatriots to find in the coming days.
The body belongs to one General George Custer. The events that took place earlier in the day will become known as the Battle of Little Bighorn or Custer's Last Stand. Every one of Custer's 208 men died, as 3,000 Lakota and Cheyenne Braves ran riot.
The Battle of the Greasy Grass, as the Native Americans called it, would be the worst US defeat of the Indian Wars, and retribution against the victors would be severe. Cheyenne leader Crazy Horse would be killed the following year; Sitting Bull and the Lakota would surrender in 1881.
History is divided. Some see Custer as an egotistical maniac, who willingly defied orders to send scores of men to their deaths.
To others he is among America's bravest soldiers - a hero of the civil war and a man willing to fight to the death in the face of impossible odds.
Whatever your view, Custer's place in history is secure. His name is known throughout the US and beyond. It's why his memorabilia - all of it more than 137 years old - is in such great demand.
Yet its scarcity means chances to buy are few. And when opportunities do present themselves, the competition is fierce.
Soaring auction prices
- An 1864 Custer autograph sold for $5,500 in April 2004
- An 1864 Custer handwritten and signed letter made $75,000 in October 2005
- Custer's personal cavalry saddle sold for $95,000 in June 2012, demolishing its $12,000 high estimate by 691.6% - a clear indication that Custer's memorabilia requires a significant upward re-evaluation
Yet occasionally there are opportunities to buy an attractively-valued piece of Custer memorabilia, without the need to go to auction.
Take a look at this exquisite autograph, signed "G.A. Custer". Priced at just £3,950 (approx. $6,160), it offers superb value - remember, a comparative Custer signature sold for $5,500 eight years ago, in which time prices for rare autographs have soared by 14.84% pa.
This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of memorabilia that connects you with one of America's most legendary men - a link between you and one of the most infamous battles to ever take place on US soil.
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