Seth Kaller, Inc.

Inspired by History

Press Summary

Seth Kaller Profiles

· Westchester County Business Journal, May 2, 2005.“Historic Buys,” by Bob Rozycki

·The New York Times.February 20, 2005.“Collecting Wisdom,” by Debra West

·Lifestyles Magazine, Summer 1997. Collector’s Profile, “Seth Kaller, History Comes Alive.”

Seth Kaller Publications

(Copies available on request by email to

· Autographs Magazine,July, 2009. “The Declaration of Independence: Rare Copies of America’s Founding Document,” by Seth Kaller

· New-York Journal of American History, Fall 2004. “The Moore Things Change,” by Seth Kaller

·The Rail Splitter: A Journal For the Lincoln Collector, Winter, 2002.“The Emancipation Proclamation: The Document That Saved America,” by Seth Kaller.

·Manuscripts. Spring 1992. “A Census of Copies of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Signed by Abraham Lincoln,” by John Rhodehamel, Curator of the Huntington Library, and Seth Kaller.


In The News: Selected Articles Featuring Historical Documents Kaller Has Acquired or Sold

Abraham Lincoln Documents

·The Guinness Book of Records, 1993. “On 16 Dec 1992, a Lincoln manuscript was sold for $1.54 million. The one-page script was written [in 1857 or 1858] in preparation for a speech. It is the first surviving formulation of his ‘house divided’ doctrine…Bought by Seth Kaller of Kaller Historical Documents.”Also reported in the New York Times, Star Ledger, etc.

·Art & Antiques, January 1994. “Lincoln’s Letter.” $728,500 Lincoln letter from Christie’s.

·Harvard Magazine, Vol. 96, No. 4, March-April 1994. Lincoln’s advice to his son Robert’s friend, upon being rejected from Harvard.

·CNN Interactive Webpage, May 17, 1996. “Lincoln anti-slavery manuscript sells for $497,000.”Also: The New York Times, May 19, 1996.

·Antiques and The Arts Weekly, July 26, 1996. “Kaller Historical Documents cast the winning bid of $100,000 for the two-page Lincoln letter censoring Horace Greeley.”

The Night Before Christmas

·The Journal News,December 23, 2005. ’Twas the dealer who got the poem,” By Candice Ferrette

·Scarsdale Magazine,December, 2006.“Ho, Ho, Hoax: Did Clement Clarke Moore rip off ‘The Night Before Christmas’? Scarsdale rare-document sleuth Seth Kaller says he’s finally solved the mystery of the poem’s authorship.”By Ted Mann.

John F. Kennedy Assassination Wire Acquisition

·Wall Street Journal, November 14, 1996. “Ticker Tape Sold for Day of Kennedy Assassination.”Also: CNN Interactive Webpage, March 19, 1997.Newsday, November 13, 1996.

Kaller’s America Gallery at Macy’s

·Architectural Digest, December 1996, p. 31. “Letter Perfect.” Reports on opening of Kaller’s America Gallery. [We now concentrate on private and museum building, and do not have a retail location].

Bulletin Ending World War II

·The Washington Post, June 13, 1991. Regarding the Declaration of Independence, “Seth Kaller of Kaller Historical Documents was the tenacious underbidder at $2.125 million…Kaller was successful buying Dwight D. Eisenhower’s autographed cable declaring, ‘The mission of this Allied Force was fulfilled at 0214, local time, May 7th, 1945…’ ”

Articles Featuring Kaller Acquisitions

The Gilder Lehrman Collection

·American Heritage, May/June 2000.“Prizing History: An Interview with Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman,” by Harold Holzer.

·Art & Antiques, America’s Top 100 Collectors, A Special Issue, March 1993, p.55, calling the Gilder Lehrman Collection “…the leading archive of American historical manuscripts in private hands.”

·Autograph Collector, June 1996, p. 70-73. “The Gilder Lehrman Collection.”

·Antiquarian Book Monthly, November 1997, p. 28-31. “The Gilder Lehrman Collection,” by Judith Beiss.

“Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello”

·“Houdon Bust of Thomas Jefferson Highlights 1993 World’s Exhibition.” Press Release on addition of Jean-Antoine Houdon bust to exhibit.

“The Making of America,” Highlights of the Gilder Lehrman Collection at The Pierpont Morgan Library

·New York Times. The Arts, July 6, 1992. “On Paper, the Evolution of the United States.”

·Antiques Journal. October 1992, p.45.

“Seeds of Discord,” at The Pierpont Morgan Library

·The New York Times. January 22, 1994, Editorials/Letters. “Where the Sun Never Sets”

·The New York Times. February 24, 1994. “Hoping Someone (Else) Would Abolish Slavery”

“From Jackson to Lincoln: Democracy and Dissent,” at The Pierpont Morgan Library.

·From Jackson to Lincoln: Democracy and Disssent.Exhibit Catalog, Pierpont Morgan Library, 1995.

·Wall Street Journal.Art & Money, Object of the Week, May 29, 1998, describing Santa Anna letter justifying his loss of Mexico City.

(Plus many dozens of articles since then).

TV and Radio Appearances include ABC, CBS, CNBC, FOX and Bloomberg Radio.