About Gary

I began collecting when I was just 11 years old and by the time I was 16, was traveling around the country buying up family correspondences, relics and estates which led me to a combination of buying both Art and History.

I have been fortunate to have owned many of the most important rarities to have come on the market for several decades. My father was a Seabee in WWII and came home after the war; got a GI loan and began a construction company that prospered during the Eisenhower years when America moved from the Farm and Main Street USA to suburbs and shopping centers. Building those suburbs and shopping centers provided my source of income to collect as I went to work on construction jobs when I was a teenager.

Many of those carpenters and job superintendents were also veterans of the war and they taught me not only a strong work ethic but the value of a honest days work. I flew out on my 1st Big deal when I was 16 ... I went to Chicago to meet Bob Weiz, who sold me suitcases full of historical items. Bob and I are still good friends to this day almost forty years later. I was his youngest customer and he always gave me more than I bargained for. Generosity is a key element amongst collectors, it is not all about the money, it is also about the people you meet along the way that you help and in turn help you.

I have owned the personal effects of many Famous Americans including: RE Lee, George Washington, JEB Stuart, George Custer, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Ulysses S. Grant along with a few of infamy Frank & Jesse James, the Youngers & the Daltons. Some of the paintings that I have owned were Gilbert Stuart's iconic "Dollar Bill" portrait of George Washington, Emanuel Luetze "Washington Crossing the Delaware", Mary Cassat's very first portrait she painted in 1871, and all of the Taos artists.
I pride myself on Integrity, Ethics and Professional conduct, after more than 30 years of Buying and Selling the Finest Historical items in the World - I still enjoy doing business ' The Old Fashion Way" of selling great items to great collectors and museums.

About Gary

CSN Admiral Raphael Semmes and CSA General Paul Semmes uniforms and hats being donated to the Museum of the Confederacy, Dr. Boagni and the Semmes Family

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Notice: 3-15-2018

Click to read Doctors letter.

I have a rare form of Guillain Barre disease - Axonal Nerve Degeneration - to explain this rare disease in a easy to understand way “ My Nerves are dying in my legs and lower body“ I can No Longer Stand or Walk even with leg braces and a walker like I have used for the past 2 years, I am now Full time in a Wheel Chair. I also have an electric chair lift to go up and down stairs with as I cannot climb stairs, I have to have assistance in all my daily tasks as I cannot carry more than 20 lbs. at one time. There is No Cure and No Medical Plan currently and even though I am in constant Pain I don’t take any pain medication whatsoever.

This diagnosis is confirmed by University of Miami after the surgical removal of my sural nerve in my left leg and foot, removed and sent to the Lab where they have determined conclusively that my Axonal Nerves in my lower body are dying. I have resigned myself to a life of pain and being stuck in a wheel chair the rest of my life, as my disease has and is rapidly progressing to the point I am fully disabled now.

Thank you all for your business over the years and I appreciate your patience as I begin my new life as a disabled person and as I learn to reorganize my life and continue in business as I have for the past 40 years.

Gary Hendershott

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