About Stuart
Stuart Lutz has been in the historic document and manuscript field for over a quarter century. During that time, he has sold the autographs and letters of all the Presidents, prominent Civil War and Revolutionary War figures, Signers of the Declaration of Independence, famous authors, well-known businessmen, important aviators and scientists, distinguished African-Americans and notable women. He also specializes in correspondence with outstanding content penned by ordinary people, such as a letter written from the Oregon Trail, Civil War battle letters written by soldiers, or a letter written from Honolulu after Pearl Harbor.

Stuart is a member of the Professional Autograph Dealers Association, the Manuscript Society, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, and the Ephemera Society. He is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America, qualified in Historic Documents. He was the subject of a Time magazine article on the appraisal of their extensive archives.

Stuart was also a Contributing Editor of Autograph Collector magazine, where he authored dozens of articles on the handwriting of famous people, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Sigmund Freud, Susan B. Anthony and John Steinbeck. Stuart also wrote the first Bill Clinton handwriting study, identifying numerous machine signatures that were once thought to be genuine. He wrote the oral history book The Last Leaf: Voices Of History's Last-Known Survivors that contains thirty-nine interviews with the final eyewitness to important events; chapters include the last Civil War widows, Houdini's final stagehand, the last World War I soldier, the final living pitcher to surrender a home run to Babe Ruth and the last Lusitania passenger. He owns one of the largest archive of Vietnam War artifacts in private hands.

Stuart has a B.A. in American history from The Johns Hopkins University.


Below are links to Stuart's contributions which appeared in various autograph industry journals; selecting one will open a scanned version of the article.

Susan B Anthony - More then a familiar face on a coin Alexander Graham Bell: Not A "Phone"-y Autograph
Andrew Carnegie - A Wealth of Material Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - It's Elementary
Buffalo Bill Cody: An autograph true to friend & foe The Evolution of Charles Darwin
The Prolific Pen of Charles Dickens Clarence Darrow: An Appealing Autograph
Exploring Daniel Boone's Autograph Great Scott! The Handwritng of F. Scott Fitzgerald
The writings of Frank Lloyd Wright Frederick Douglass - From Chains to Freedom
George Bernard Shaw - A Cantankerous Autograph Golda: From School Teacher to World Leader
Marconi: The Founder of Wireless The Unmasking of Harry Houdini
Super Secretaries The Marshall of the Supreme Court
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Writing Langston Hughes - An Autographic Renaissance
Albert Einstein: A Very Relative Autograph Lewis Carroll: Thru the Writing Fan
Satchmo's Scrawl Louis Pasteur: A Germane Autograph
Marie Curie: A Glowing Autograph The Prolific Pen of Mark Twain
A Signature Fit For a King Norman Rockwell: His Writings Illustrated
Born to be Wilde A Most Revered Autograph
A Sucker For Autographs The Lone Star Autograph
A Dash of Samuel Morse Sigmund Freud's Handwriting: An Analysis
Stonewall Jackson: The Eccentric Genius The Wright Stuff
Thomas Edison: Shining a Light on His Autographs William Faulkner: Requiem for a Writer
William T. Sherman - A General Autograph Study Winslow Homer - A Portrait of His Handwriting
February 25, 2009 - Stuart talks with NPR's All Things Considered about Presidential Signatures