Rare George Washington Relics Headline Americana & Political Auction at Heritage

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DALLAS, TX.- A special grouping of more than 100 lots directly related to America’s first president, George Washington – including his personally owned and used Gunter Scale (estimate: $30,000+) and Compass (estimate: $40,000+), utilized by Washington when he was a young surveyor in Virginia, and consigned by his descendants – will open Heritage Auctions‘ May 21 Grand Format Americana & Political Memorabilia Auction. “We’ve seen some terrific Americana auctions here in the past,” said Tom Slater, Director of Americana Auctions at Heritage, “but in many ways this one breaks down as the most exciting.” The majority of the pieces in the grouping are contemporary with Washington’s life and death, with a series of eight lots consigned by the Washington family, including the surveyor tools mentioned above and an important archive consisting of hundreds of Washington family papers dating from 1662 through 1835 (estimate: $85,000+). “The f