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Upcoming Auctions Catalog 381

Auction closes January 11, 2012 Consignor deadline November 18 Auction online December 17, 2011

Magic of Music (382)

Auction closes January 19, 2012 Consignor deadline October 28 Auction online January 12, 2012

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presidents & first ladies Superb Adams free frank addressed to Abigail Adams’ sister 1. John Adams.

Free franked address panel, addressed in another hand (perhaps his wife), to “Mrs. Elizabeth Peabody, Atkinson, New Hampshire,” and franked by Adams in the upper right “Free,” and signed in the center, “J. Adams.” Panel also bears a handwritten postmark, “Quincy Ma, July 15th.” Double cloth matted (by its corner tips) and framed with a portrait of Adams, to an overall size of 12.5 x 20. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and some scattered light toning. Elizabeth Peabody was Abigail’s sister. A splendid example ready for display. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Ship’s pass for the brig Philadelphia 2. John Adams. Partly-

printed DS as president, one page, trimmed to a size of 11.5 x 11.25, 1898. Ship’s pass issued to “the Brig American of Philadelphia, whereof Charles Venn master and commander… mounted with Twelve guns.” Signed at the conclusion by Adams, and countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering. Matted with an informational plaque, Adam’s personal red wax seal, a portion of a strand of Adams’s hair, and a small color portrait, to an overall size of 20.75 x 19. In fair condition, with several areas of paper loss, scattered moderate staining, some over signature, previous storage folds, and scattered wrinkling and creasing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

3. John Quincy Adams. Hand-addressed and free franked envelope, 5.75 x 3.25, addressed in Adams’s hand to “Miss Porter, Niagara Falls, New York,” and franked in the upper right, “J. Q. Adams.” Paper loss to lower right corner, uniform toning, and scattered light creasing and wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Exceptionally uncommon and oversized Charles Milton Bell portrait of President Arthur 4. Chester A. Arthur. Magnificent sepia 18.25 x 24.25 Imperial 3/4-length portrait by Charles Milton Bell, signed and inscribed as president in the lower border in black ink, “To John Jameson, with sincere regard, Chester A. Arthur.” Nicely cloth matted and framed to an overall size of 31 x 37. Small repair to bottom of image, some light spotting to background, and some mild toning, soiling, and foxing to borders, otherwise fine condition. Taken in 1882 during Arthur’s first year in office, images of the president are incredibly scarce, and photos of this size, in particular, are virtually nonexistent. Another striking feature of this particular photo is the man who took it: Charles Milton Bell. A celebrity in his own right, Bell established an acclaimed photography studio on Pennsylvania Avenue, and counted President Arthur among his elite clientele. The John Jameson of Arthur’s inscription is most probably the Amherst, Massachusetts lawyer who was appointed postmaster in December of 1876. Jameson trained under Colonel George S. Bangs, the man to whom the efficiency and operations of the original Traveling Post Office are largely attributed. This stately image not only captures a rare glimpse of the 21st president, but is brimming with great association as well. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

5. James Buchanan.

Ink franking signature, “James Buchanan,” on an off-white 5 x 1 slip. Slip is affixed to the first page of a booklet entitled House of Representatives, Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the First Session of the Thirty-Fifth Congress, which has been rebound in leather hardcover. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling. Booklet also rates very good overall. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

7. James Buchanan. Self-contained partial partly-printed DS,

irregularly trimmed to a size of 5.5 x 4, May 5, 1846. Conclusion of larger document, signed by Buchanan as secretary of state. In very good condition, with scattered toning, light wrinkling, and moderate show-through from writing and stamps on reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

6. James Buchanan. Ink signature, “Yours respectfully, James Buchanan,” on an off-white 4.5 x 1.75 slip clipped from a letter, affixed to a slip of the same size, with an ink notation in another hand, “Washington, 28 May 1836.” In very good condition, with two vertical folds, a uniform shade of toning with a heavier strip along the right edge, and show-through from mounting adhesive at each of the corners, one of which lightly affects the first letter of the signature. Accompanied by a signature of Abraham Lincoln’s vice president, Hannibal Hamlin. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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Seven first ladies join the president at the dedication of his father’s library 8. George W. Bush and First Ladies. Color

satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the dedication of the George Bush Library, signed in blue and black felt tip by Lady Bird Johnson, Barbara Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter, Laura Bush, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, and Caroline Kennedy. In fine condition. An impressive collection of seven First Ladies on a single item. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

9. George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev. Color 15 x

20.5 print honoring the issue of a commemorative stamp from the Republic of Malta, signed in black felt tip, “George Bush 2-12-91,” and “M. Gorbachev 7.VI.94.” Double matted to an overall size of 21.25 x 27. Some light brushing to Bush’s signature and date, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

10. Barbara Bush. TLS, one page, 6.25 x 8.5, White House letterhead, November 14, 1989. Short letter of thanks. In full: “I am deeply grateful for your lovely message and your good wishes. George joins me in sending our heartfelt thanks.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

11. George Bush.

Signed book: All the Best, George Bush. First edition, first printing. NY: Scribner, 1999. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 640 pages. Signed in black ballpoint on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

12. George Bush.

Signed book: A Photographic Profile. Limited edition first edition, first printing of 1250 copies. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1997. Hardcover with slipcase, 11.25 x 11.25, 147 pages. Signed on the limitations page in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

13. George Bush.

Signed book: A World Transformed. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.75 x 9.5, 590 pages. Signed on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page by George Bush and Brent Scowcroft. In fine condition, with a bit of light edge wear to dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

14. George Bush. Signed book: The Public Papers of the President, George Bush, seven volumes. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1993. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed in black felt tip on the title page of Volume I, with remaining five editions signed and inscribed on bookplates affixed to the first free end pages. In fine overall condition, with expected light wear. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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15. George Bush. Signed

19. George W. Bush.

book: George Herbert Walker Bush: A Photographic Profile. Limited edition first edition of 1250 copies. Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1997. Hardcover with slipcase, 11.25 x 11.25, 146 pages. Signed in green ink on the limitations page, “George Bush,” and signed in black felt tip on the following page by photographer David Valdez. In fine condition, with some light wear to the cover and slipcase. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Signed book: A Charge to Keep. First edition. Connecticut: Easton Press, 1999. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.5, 253 pages. Signed in blue ink on a special prefatory page. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

16. George and George W. Bush. Two

signed bookplates: a 4.25 x 3.75 bookplate for Decision Points, signed in black felt tip by George W. Bush; and a 3.75 x 5.5 bookplate for A World Transformed, signed in black ballpoint by George Bush, and also signed and inscribed by Brent Scowcroft. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America”

17. George W. Bush.

Signed book: Decision Points. First edition, first printing. NY: Crown Publishers, 2010. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 497 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black felt tip. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

18. George W. Bush. Signed

book: Decision Points. Limited edition first edition, first printing (this being no. 904). NY: Crown Publishers, 2010. Hardcover with slipcase, 6.5 x 9.5, 497 pages. Signed on the limitations page in black felt tip by Bush. In fine condition, with some light wear and rubbing to slipcase. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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20. George W. Bush. Souvenir typescript of Bush’s address to the nation on the night of September 11, 2001, on two 5.75 x 9.25 sheets of mock White House letterhead, signed at the conclusion in black felt tip. Address reads, in part: “Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts…A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America.” In fine condition. An exceptional offering from one of Bush’s most important national addresses. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

21. George W. Bush. Pristine 4.25 x 3.75 bookplate for Decision Points, signed in black felt tip by George W. Bush. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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22. Jimmy Carter.

27. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. Color 11 x 14 cardstock

Five hardcover editions of Our Endangered Values, each signed on the title page in black ink, “J. Carter.” In fine condition, with promotional labels affixed to front of each dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

portrait photo of the presidential couple, signed in black felt tip, “Jimmy Carter” and “Rosalynn Carter.” Scattered light surface and corner creasing, and slightly irregular ink adhesion to Jimmy’s signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

28. Frances F. Cleveland. Signed Executive

23. Jimmy Carter. Signed book: The Public Papers of the President,

Jimmy Carter, eight volumes.Washington: Government Printing Office. Hardcover, 7 x 10. Signed on the first free end page of the 1979 Volume, “Best wishes to Tommy—J. Carter”; signed on the first free end page of the 1978 Volume, “J. Carter”; and the six remaining volumes signed “J. Carter,” on a bookplate affixed to an opening page. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

24. Jimmy Carter.

Five removed title pages, three from Sources of Strength and two from The Virtues of Aging, each signed in black ink, “J. Carter.” In fine condition, with rough left edges from removal. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

25. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. Three hardcover books:

limited edition copy of Keeping Faith, signed on an introductory page, “Jimmy Carter”; The Hornet’s Nest, signed on the title page, “J. Carter”; and Everything to Gain, signed on the first free end page in black felt tip “Rosalynn Carter” and “J. Carter.” In fine overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

26. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. Three hardcover books:

a limited edition copy of Everything to Gain, #281/500, with slipcase, signed on the limitations page “J. Carter” and “Rosalynn Carter”; An Hour Before Daylight, signed on the title page, “J. Carter”; and Living Faith, signed on the first free end page, “J. Carter.” In fine overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Mansion card, boldly signed in black ink, “Frances F. Cleveland.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning and soiling, and small area of mounting remnant on reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

29. Grover Cleveland. Executive Man-

sion card, 4.5 x 2.75, beautifully signed in ink, “Grover Cleveland.” In fine condition, with a uniform strip of toning along the left edge. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

30. Grover Cleveland. Ink

signature, “Grover Cleveland,” on an off-white 2.5 x 1 slip. Double matted and framed with another clipped slip dated in Cleveland’s hand, as well as a Gutekunst portrait, to an overall size of 14.5 x 17.5. In fine condition, with light overall toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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31. Grover Cleveland. Signed book:

State Papers of Grover Cleveland. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889. Hardcover, 8.25 x 11.75, 578 pages. Signed and inscribed on the second free end page, “Hon Wm. R. Grace from Grover Cleveland, dated May 1, 1892.” In very good condition, with spine a bit weak, some light creases to opening pages, scattered wear and rubbing to covers, and fraying to head and tail. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

32. Bill Clinton.

Signed book: Portrait of Victory. First edition, first printing. NY: Warner, 1993. Hardcover with dustjacket, 9.25 x 11, 127 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “To Matt, Best wishes, Bill Clinton 10/21/99.” In fine condition, with some scattered light surface wear and creases to dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Thank you for your letter complimenting the speech that I delivered at the Democratic National Convention this year” 35. Bill Clinton. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, State of Arkansas letterhead, August 6, 1984. Letter of thanks to an admirer. In part: “Thank you for your letter complimenting the speech that I delivered at the Democratic National Convention this year. It was a great honor for me to address the convention, and I am glad you enjoyed the speech.” In fine condition, with some mild toning to horizontal edges. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

33. Bill Clinton.

Signed book: My Life. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 957 pages. Signed on the title page in black felt tip. In fine condition, some light staining to bottom of text block. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

36. Bill Clinton. Cute 5.25 x 8.25 paperstock photo of a young Bill and Hillary Clinton doting over baby Chelsea, signed and inscribed in blue ink “To Ellen Buldridge, from your Mother’s friend, Thanks, Bill Clinton.” In fine condition, with trivial adhesive remnant to bottom edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

President Clinton signs two volumes of his massive collection of public papers 34. Bill Clinton. Signed book: The Public Papers of the President, William J. Clinton, 13 volumes. Washington: Government Printing Office. Hardcover, 7 x 10. Signed on the half-title page of Volume I, as president, “Bill Clinton, 9-29-00,” and on the title page of Volume II, as president, “Bill Clinton 12/9/99.” In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Clinton presents an “enclosed signing pen” to Californian Congressman Moorhead for his role in passing “the Biotechnological Process Patents Amendments”

37. Bill Clinton. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, February 7, 1996. Letter of thanks to California Congressman Carlos J. Moorhead. In full: “Thank you for your leadership in securing passage of the Biotechnological Process Patents Amendments of 1995. This statute will ease the difficulty in obtaining timely and adequate process patent protection for American biotechnology firms. The protection will foster new development, spur innovation and keep important, high technology jobs in America. You can take pride in your role in ensuring the enactment of this important measure. Please accept the enclosed signing pen as a token of my appreciation.” Accompanied by the ceremonial pen. The navy blue barrel ballpoint Parker pen is imprinted in gold with the presidential seal and a facsimile Clinton signature, and comes in its original box. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Governor Clinton weights in on the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis and his foreign policy ideas “I support arms sales, but I oppose the use of arms sales to buy the friendship of repressive governments” 38. Bill Clinton. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, State of Arkansas, Office of the Governor letterhead, September 6, 1979. Letter to a constituent regarding foreign policy. In part, “I support arms sales, but I oppose the use of arms sales to buy the friendship of repressive governments, such as that of the Shah of Iran. This is not in the best interests anyway and it is not ethical. As to foreign aid programs, I support those which also help our food export policies, which help other countries become stronger and more self sufficient and which help people who are in need. I also strongly support international trade. However, I see two problems with our present policy. We are buying too much oil…and we are still not on equal footing of free trade with many countries. For example, their governments provide hidden advantages and, therefore, we buy more of some things and sell less of others than we would if we would if trade really were ‘free and equal.’” In fine condition, with a bit of faint edge toning and a few creases. This letter was sent as America faced what would soon explode into a major Middle Eastern crisis. As it was, the US was already dealing with the January collapse of the pro-Western regime of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and the establishment of an Islamic republic. In November, the situation would become much worse after 52 US citizens were taken hostage by a group of Islamist students. Interestingly enough, Clinton would later have an opportunity to triumph with his own trade policies following his 1992 presidential election. Great early insight into the foreign policies of a future chief executive.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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39. Bill Clinton.

Signed book: Giving. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6 x 9.5, 240 pages. Signed in black felt tip, “Bill Clinton,” on the title page. In fine condition, with a bit of trivial wear to dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I have before me your resignation as Commissioner of Pensions… which I hereby accept” 40. Calvin Coolidge. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, June 10, 1925. Coolidge accepts the resignation of his Commissioner of Pensions. In full: “I have before me your resignation as Commissioner of Pensions, to become effective at the close of business June 30, next, which I hereby accept. I regret that you feel unable to continue in your present position but must recognize that your extensive personal business relations do make a demand upon your time that should not perhaps be ignored. You have impressed those in contact with you in your present position with your peculiar fitness for that important administrative duty.” Mild uniform toning from previous display, a bit of light soiling, and a few bends and creases, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 41. Calvin Coolidge. Bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Coolidge, payable to Calvin Coolidge for $22.50, February 1, 1918. Coolidge has also endorsed the reverse of the check. Matted with a glossy portrait of Coolidge to an overall size of 11 x 14. Cancellation holes to body, lightly affecting a few strokes of signature, some stray ink marks, and a touch of light soiling to first name of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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42. Calvin Coolidge.

White House card, 4.25 x 2.75, signed in ink, “Calvin Coolidge.” Uniform toning, a few trivial spots of foxing, and a faint paperclip impression towards the top left corner, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a signature of his vice president, Charles Dawes. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“With patience and faith and courage we shall finally emerge” 43. Calvin Coolidge. ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, September 27, 1931. In a letter to Mr. Cochran, Coolidge writes, in full: “Being here I was late in getting the book you so kindly sent me. I have enjoyed it very much, and am very grateful to you for that and many other kindnesses. I hope these trying days are not wearing you out. With patience and faith and courage we shall finally emerge.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one of which passes through the second “o” in “Coolidge,” and toning along the edges. Accompanied by a TLS Copy File from J. P. Morgan & Co. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 44. Calvin Coolidge.

Large ink signature, “Calvin Coolidge,” on an offwhite 9.75 x 7 sheet. In fine condition, with light pencil notation and line under signature. Precertified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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45. Grace Coolidge.

Signed White House card, signed in black ink, “Grace Coolidge.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling, and a strip of adhesive remnant along top edge of reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)


49. Dwight D. Eisenh o w e r. F a n t a s t i c

“Do you think that you are feeling strong enough to entertain two young women who have been looking forward to visiting you for some time?” 46. Grace Coolidge. ALS signed “Grace Coolidge,” three pages

on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, February 23, 1933, black-bordered stationery. In a letter to Mr. Cochran, Coolidge writes, in part: “Do you think that you are feeling strong enough to entertain two young woman who have been looking forward to visiting you for some time?,” adding an additional note, “I should have said that we may stay until Thursday, if urged otherwise, we shall take our leave quite cheerfully on Wednesday, G. C.” In fine condition, with some light creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

47. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower.

Ballpoint signature, “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” and “Mamie Dowd Eisenhower,” on a 4 x 1.5 trimmed card. In very good condition, with old tape to each corner, one piece covering beginning of Mrs. Eisenhower’s signature, and some scattered light toning and foxing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

signed book: The White House Years: Mandate for Change. Limited edition first edition of 1500 copies, this being No. 879. NY: Doubleday, 1963. Hardcover with slipcase, 6.5 x 9.5, 650 pages. Signed in black ink on the second free end page, “Dwight D. Eisenhower.” In fine condition, with light wear, soiling and adhesive remnant to the slipcase. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

50. Millard Fillmore. Ink sig-

nature, “Millard Fillmore, Buffalo, March 12, 1868,” on an off-white 4 x 2.75 clipped slip. In very good condition, with light toning, soiling, and the signature a bit light. Accompanied by a signature of his vice president, George Dallas, on a slip with two additional signatures. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

51. First Ladies. Four signed

hardcover books: two copies of An Invitation to the White House, each signed on the second free end page by Hillary Rodham Clinton; Pat Nixon: The Untold Story, signed on a Richard Nixon Birthplace and Library bookplate affixed to the first free end page by Pat Nixon; and Barbara Bush: A Memoir, signed on a bookplate affixed to the first free end page. In fine overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

President-elect Eisenhower receives a bold solicitation for inauguration tickets 48. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS, one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, December 26,

1952. President-elect Eisenhower deftly sidesteps an attempt by a New York merchant to solicit inauguration tickets with personal gifts in a letter marked “Personal and Confidential.” In part: “Your presents are so nice that they come very close to exceeding the policy of ‘very moderate value’ that I have set for myself over the next four years…As to the tickets for the Inauguration, I have had nothing whatsoever to do with the arrangements…I am very much afraid, however, that your request has come in too late to be assured of a favorable response.” In very good condition, with scattered wrinkling, uniform toning, with darker areas around the edges and three shadows of toning along the top edge from previous mounting. Accompanied by the original letter of request. A fantastic response from Eisenhower, exercising wit while enjoying the bounty the presidency has already begun to bestow. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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52. First Ladies. Seven

ink signatures of First Ladies on individual off-white cards and clipped slips. Signers are: Eleanor Roosevelt; Grace Coolidge, adding “February 6, 1956”; Edith Bolling Wilson, Bess Truman, adding “July 27, 1956”; Mamie Doud Eisenhower; Patricia Nixon; and “Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt.” In fine condition, with scattered light toning and mounting remnants on the reverse of Eisenhower’s signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

53. First Ladies. Five

items: White House card signed in blue ink, “Mamie Doud Eisenhower”; Plains Mercantile Co. business check from 1960, filled out and signed by Rosalynn Carter; an FDC with a metallic cachet honoring Harry S. Truman, signed by Bess Truman; a commemorative cover honoring Richard Nixon, signed by Patricia Nixon; and a felt tip signature and inscription, “To Tony, best wishes, Betty Ford,” on a white 6 x 4 card. In very good condition, with toning to Truman cover and fold and stamp to check. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

55. Gerald Ford.

Signed book: Churchill Lecture. Limited edition first edition of 250 copies (This being No. 212). Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1984. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.5, 17 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black ink by Ford. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

56. Gerald Ford.

Signed book: The Public Papers of the President, Gerald Ford, four volumes. All approximately 7 x 10, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1979. Hardcover. Signed on the first free end page of Volume I. Other three volumes are signed on bookplates affixed to the half-title pages of front pastedown. In fine overall condition, with scattered light wear and library stamps to text block of one volume. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

57. Gerald Ford. Two

hardcover editions of A Time to Heal: a first edition, first printing signed and inscribed on the first free end page; and a limited edition Easton Press edition, signed on a special presentation page. In fine condition, with some creasing to first edition’s dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

58. Gerald Ford.

54. Five Presidents. Five signatures: black ink signature, “Rich-

ard Nixon,” on a white 3 x 1.5 slip; black felt tip signature, “George Bush,” on the bottom of a light blue 2.75 x 2 Inauguration Day sheet; a blue ballpoint signature, “Ronald Reagan,” on the bottom of a white 3.25 x 1 informational sheet, just below a printed picture of the president; and two ink signatures, “Jimmy Carter” and “Jerry Ford,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2 slip. Double-matted, with a photo of the five presidents together in the Oval Office, to an overall size of 18 x 14. In fine condition, with the top of a third signature appearing on Carter and Ford’s sheet. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Signed book: Global Stability. Limited edition first edition of 400 copies (this No. 30). Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1981. Hardcover. 30 pages. 2.25 x 3. A miniature edition of Ford’s address given at the Visa International, Quebec, on September 8, 1980, boldly signed by Ford on the colophon page. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)


Rare and boldly penned Ford ALS 59. Gerald Ford. Uncommon ALS signed “Jerry,” one page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, December 10. Letter to Phyllis Phillips. In part: “Last week I was cleaning out my office book shelves and ran into this book with an introduction by our old friend Harry Conover. Thought you might like to have it.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Handwritten Ford letters from any time period are considered scarce. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

60. Gerald Ford. Color 16 x 26

lithograph entitled ‘The Path Back To Dignity,’ Ford’s Op-Ed piece that appeared in the October 4, 1998, issue of the New York Times, signed at the bottom in blue felt tip, “Gerald R. Ford.” In fine condition, with a couple small corner tip creases. This is one of only ten of this particular type of lithograph created. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

61. Gerald and Betty Ford. Glossy 8

x 10 photo of the Fords, signed in black felt tip by Gerald and Betty Ford. In fine condition, with a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to lower right. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/ DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

62. Gerald and Betty Ford. Color

glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Fords posing outdoors, signed in blue felt tip by Gerald and Betty Ford. In fine condition, with a couple trivial surface marks and corner tip creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Large Garfield signature with his complete works, presented by his son

63. James A., Lucretia, and James R. Garfield. Ink signature,

“J. A. Garfield, Mentor, O., Jany 4, 1880,” on an off-white 7.5 x 4.5 album page, affixed to an identical size album page. Page is removably inlaid to the front pastedown of Volume I of a two-volume set of The Works of James A. Garfield, Edited by B. A. Hinsdale, Volumes are rebound in beautiful black leather with marble boards and slipcase. Volume I is inscribed by Garfield’s son in Volume I, “To Mr. W. H. Lawrence, with my best regards, James R. Garfield, January 1935.” Signature shows scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

64. U. S. Grant. Ink signature,

“U. S. Grant,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. Pencil signature to bottom of card reads, “Wrote for–Signed last day as Prest. March 3, 1877.” Card is affixed to inside front cover of Volume I of the Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Scattered mild toning to card and aforementioned pencil notations, otherwise fine condition. Both volumes of Grant’s memoirs are present and rate overall very good, with mild toning and foxing inside, and scattered wear and rubbing to covers. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

65. U. S. Grant. Ink signature, “U. S. Grant, Jany 12th 1882,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.75 card. In fine condition, with a bit of mild soiling and mounting remnants to reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“May it ever abide and have our devotion” 66. Warren G. Harding. Pamphlet of Hard-

ing’s Constitution Day Speech, measuring 4 x 9 folded, 12 pages. Signed in fountain pen on the front, “May it ever abide and have our devotion. Sincerely, Warren G. Harding.” In fine condition, with scattered creases and wrinkles. Speech is housed in a custom leatherette book box. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Harrison signs his published study of the presidency 67. Benjamin Harrison. Signed

book: This Country of Ours. First edition. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1897. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 360 pages. Signed on the first free end page, “Very truly yours, Benj. Harrison.” In very good condition, with toning and soiling to signed page, a diagonal crease to signed page and opening pages, toning and soiling to pastedowns, partially separated back hinge, light cover wear and fraying to head and tail of spine. Signed versions of Harrison’s book are rare. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

68. Benjamin Harrison. Ink signature as

president, “Benj. Harrison,” on an off-white 4.25 x 3.5 slip clipped from a larger document dated May 27, 1889. In fine condition, with a strip of toning along the right edge. Accompanied by a signature of his vice president, Levi Morton. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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69. Mary Lord Harrison. ALS,

one page both sides, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, October 9, 1939. In a letter written on behalf of the wife of Richmond P. Hobson, Harrison writes to Dr. Martin, in part: “Mrs. Richmond P. Hobson, whose father was my first cousin, wishes to place her husband’s papers somewhere to be open to the public—the thinking public specially—she has been talking with me about the idea and I suggested that the L of C might like them or could give them some idea in case they did not want themselves where they would be open to others. I’m enclosing a letter…which I ask you to give him and consult with him about it…” At the conclusion of the letter, she adds a note to Mrs. Hobson: “I am sending you a copy of my letter. Mailing my letter to Dr. Frank Martin Library of Congress.” In fine condition, with a few light areas of creasing and toning. Accompanied by original mailing envelope, franked and written in Harrison’s hand. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Hayes is presented a commencement sermon

70. Rutherford B. Hayes. Book-

let entitled A Sermon Preached at the Commencement of Cottage Hill Seminary for Ladies, Poughkeepsie, New York, June 20th, 1866 by the Rev. Morgan Dix, 5.75 x 9, 16 pages. Signed on the front cover in black ink, “R. B. Hayes.” Presentation inscription above Hayes’s signature, two vertical creases, spotting to cover extending into opening pages, inside pages partially separated from covers, and a couple pencil notations and stamp to cover, otherwise very good condition. Booklet is housed in red leatherette book box with gold lettering. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Secretarially-signed land grant, rarer than those signed by Harrison himself 71. William Henry Harrison. Partly-printed DS, secretarially signed “W. H. Harrison by N.P. Causin Jr Secy,” one page, 16.25 x 10, March 25, 1841. A land grant issued to John Hustis in the Wisconsin Territory for 80 acres. Intersecting folds, small hole along one fold, and some scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is worn, but intact. Due to the extremely busy schedule of the president and the desire to have the West settled as quickly as possible, the task of signing land grants had been relegated to a senate-approved secretary by an act signed into law by Andrew Jackson. This particular land grant, dated the day before Harrison became sick with the illness that would take his life nine days later, was issued to a prodigious settler who purchased over sixty plots of government land in Wisconsin between 1840 and 1844 and founded Hustisford, Wisconsin. Though Hustis himself received many land grants, those issued during Harrison’s thirty-two day presidency are extremely scarce, making this one of the most desirable documents from the shortest presidential administration. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

President Hayes officiates a pardon during the summer of his first term

72. Rutherford B. Hayes. Manu-

script DS as president, signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 8 x 10, August 2, 1877. “I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of Francis Steel, dated this day and signed by me: and for so doing this shall be his warrant.” In fine condition, with light creasing and a faint pencil notation at the top edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

73. Rutherford B. Hayes. Crisp purple ink

signature, “R. B. Hayes, 1876,” on an off-white 3 x 1.75 card. In fine condition, with scattered light soiling and mild show-through from a signature on the reverse. Accompanied by a signature of his vice president, W. A. Wheeler, dated February 25, 1881. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

74. Herbert Hoover.

Signed book: Fishing for Fun and To Wash Your Soul. First edition, first printing. NY: Random House, 1963. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 86 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “To Dr. Hilary H. Holmes and the Matamajow Salmon Club, the good wishes and good luck from Herbert Hoover.” In very good condition, with some light toning and soiling to signed page, foxing to fore-edge, and several tears and an area of paper loss to dustjacket. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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75. Herbert Hoover.

Signed book: American Individualism. Later printing. NY: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1923. Hardcover, 4.75 x 7.25, 72 pages. Signed on the first free end page by Hoover. A 1926 TLS signed by Hoover is affixed to the last free end page. Split, but mostly attached, hinges, mild toning to signed page, rippling to tops of final pages, toning to back pastedown, and light wear to covers, otherwise very good condition. Book is housed in a custom clamshell box. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Truly, we can hope for a brighter day for our country” 76. Herbert Hoover. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Waldorf Astoria Towers letterhead, November 14, 1952. Hoover writes to Gene Tunney, in full: “That was one of the most gracious communications I have ever received. I deeply appreciate it. Truly, we can hope for a brighter day for our country.” In fine condition, with a few trivial spots of toning and foxing, and a stray ink and pencil mark. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

77. Herbert Hoover. Fountain pen signature, “The Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover,” on an off-white 4 x 3 card. In fine condition. Accompanied by a Senate Chamber pass signed by his vice president, Charles Curtis. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 78. Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover. Fantas-

tic pair or White House cards, 4.25 x 2.75, one signed in ink by Herbert Hoover, the other signed in ink by Lou Henry Hoover. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning to both. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

79. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed

DS as president, one page, 16 x 10, March 1, 1831. President Jackson grants 80 acres of land in Ohio to Nathaniel Walker. Signed at the conclusion by Jackson, and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, and scattered toning, soiling, and wrinkling. The white seal is worn, but intact, and Jackson’s signature measures almost six inches long. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The United States’ third and fourth presidents boldly sign an Ohio land grant

80. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Partially

printed vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 15.75 x 8.25, October 3, 1806. President Jefferson grants Jacob Coy a tract of land in Ohio that “he has made payment for the South East quarter of a lot or Section number Thirty Six of Township number Three in the Sixth Range.” In very good condition, with intersecting storage folds, some scattered mild staining, trimmed top edge, and subtle irregularity to ink adhesion of Jefferson’s signature. The wafer seal is crisp and intact. A very presentable example of a most desirable combination of presidents. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Unique patent pinpointing the evolution of leather production

81. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed DS as president, two pages, 11.25 x 14.5, March 18, 1834. A patent

issued to Isaac Robinson, who “hath alleged that he has invented a new and useful improvement in the mode of Softening Hides and Skins for Tanning & Dressing which improvement he states has not been known or used before his application…These are therefore to grant, according to law, to the said Isaac Robinson his heirs, administrators or assigns, for the term of fourteen years, from the eighteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty four the full and exclusive right and liberty of making, constructing, using and vending to others to be used, the said improvement; a description whereof is given in the words of the said Isaac Robinson himself, in the schedule hereto annexed.” Second page bears a lengthy detailed description of the improvement, written and signed by Robinson. In good condition, with trimmed top edge to first page, intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, small hole along fold of both pages, scattered creasing, toning, and soiling, most of Jackson’s large signature and handwritten text on first page a shade light, some of Robinson’s writing light, but legible, binding holes to left edges. The white wafer seal is worn and toned, but intact.

The “new and useful improvement in the mode of Softening Hides and Skins for Tanning & Dressing” included a solution comprised of potash, lime, salt, salt peter, and muriatric acid, in which hides and skins were submerged. While Jackson was signing this innovative document, he was simultaneously thrust into the spotlight when the Senate launched a proposed censure upon the president for refusal to turn over his cabinet’s documents. Just three years earlier, Jackson made a move to dismantle the Bank of the United States; in 1831, he vetoed the Senate’s renewal of the bank’s charter, and the subsequent meeting with his cabinet produced the classified documents the Senate now demanded. On March 28th, after 10 days of deliberation in Congress, Jackson became the first president to be publicly and officially censured. A truly pinnacle day in history, on all accounts! Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Johnson aligns himself with Grant in a backfiring attempt to gain popularity 82. Andrew Johnson and U. S. Grant.

Handwritten endorsement, as president, “Referred to the Hon. Secretary of War ad interim—who will confer the brevet within applied for, Andrew Johnson, Oct. 21,1867,” and endorsement in another hand, October 23, 1867, reading “The brevet ordered should be for faithful and meritorious service during the war,” and signed by Grant, “U.S. Grant,” on the blank integral second page of an ALS written to Johnson by Captain Joseph A Hearn asking for a promotion. The letter, on a 7.75 x 10 lightly-lined sheet, reads in part: “I have the honor…to ask for the appointment of Brvt. Major in the army if your excellency thinks I am worthy of it. I enclose my military history… up to the present time showing the various duties I performed during the late rebellion and recommendations from officers of the army whom I served under as an enlisted man showing my conduct and capacity as such.” The reverse of the second page bears docketing information and an endorsement by assistant adjunct general of the army J. C. Kelton forwarding the letter to Grant whom he addresses as “the General of the Army.” Also endorsed by Medal of Honor recipient Galusha Pennypacker, the youngest general in the Civil War, dated October 11, 1867, in part: “There is no more reliable or hard-working officer than

Capt. Hearn in the service. He is eminently deserving of the small favor he asks, by reason of the long continued meritorious and faithful service.” Johnson’s endorsement is located under Pennypacker’s, and Grant’s endorsement appears at the top of the reverse of the page. In fine condition, with a partial separation along hinge, and some scattered mild toning and soiling. Andrew Johnson never enjoyed popularity as president. After being sworn into office, he alienated himself from Republicans and other northerners by taking a soft line with Confederates and supporting Black Codes in the south. He also made enemies with the popular Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. When he tried to rid himself of Stanton and align himself with the popular Grant by making him ad interim Secretary of War, radical Republicans initiated impeachment proceedings against Johnson citing his violation of the Tenure of Office Act, which had been passed to prevent Johnson from firing Stanton. It was against this backdrop that this document was written. Here, what should have been a simple request for a much deserved promotion turns into a demonstration of positioning and posturing.

Hearn’s request is submitted to Johnson, whom he addresses as “your excellency,” and is supported strongly by his direct commander, Pennypacker. Johnson accepts Pennybacker’s recommendation and refers the request to Grant whom he addresses by the title “Secretary of War ad interim,” stubbornly maintaining his right to replace Stanton with Grant. Kelton then sent the letter to Grant, using his military rather than cabinet title, “General of the Army,” not acknowledging Grant’s recent promotion. For his part, Grant reflects his lack of enthusiasm for the position he reluctantly accepted by signing the order as “General” rather than as secretary of war. A behind-the-scenes moment during Johnson’s impeachment, showing Grant’s resistance to align with Johnson, a move that would help him maintain the popularity that would land him in the White House. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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83. Andrew Johnson. Ink

signature, “Andrew Johnson, Greenville, Tenn,” on an off-white 5 x 1.5 clipped slip affixed to the front pastedown of an 1868 hardcover edition of Volume I of Trial of Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, Before the Senate of the United States, on Impeachment by the House of Representatives for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, with all three volumes present. Signature rates fine condition, with books rating overall good to very good, with reinforced spines. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

84. Andrew Johnson. Stately ink signa-

ture, “Andrew Johnson,” on an off-white 4 x 1.5 clipped slip. In fine condition, with light toning. Accompanied by a signature of his vice president, Schuyler Colfax. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“In the summer of 1964, I expressed to Lyndon my hope that he would run for election at that time but plan to retire after that term” 85. Lady Bird Johnson. Two items: TLS,

signed “Lady Bird Johnson,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Stonewall, Texas letterhead, November 30, 1979. In a response to an inquiring admirer, Johnson writes, in full: “Thank you for your very kind letter. I appreciate your warm and generous words about Lyndon. He would be proud to know about his young namesake, Baines Johnson! And now, to your questions. In the summer of 1964, I expressed to Lyndon my hope that he would run for election at that time but plan to retire after that term. I held firmly to that opinion as 1968 rolled around and he had to make the decision whether to run again or not. Everything I did during my days in the White House was the work of many hands. However, the thing I most enjoyed was my involvement with conservation and beautification of our great land”; and a print of Johnson, 5 x 7, signed in black felt tip beneath a printed facsimile Lyndon Johnson signature, “Lady Bird Johnson—thank you for your thoughtfulness.” In fine condition, with one of the two horizontal mailing folds lightly affecting two letters of Lady Bird’s signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Early Johnson letter to the governor of Texas 86. Lyndon B. Johnson. TLS signed “Lyn-

don,” one page, 7.75 x 10.25, Congress of the United States letterhead, February 13, 1948. Letter to Texas Governor Beauford Jester. In full: “We were pleased to know that you were thinking of us at Christmas. I am grateful for your friendly sentiments. If there is ever anything I can do to make things more pleasant and prosperous for you, please let me help.” Matted with a glossy portrait to an overall size of 20 x 14. In very good condition, with office stamp to top right, several pencil marks and remnants, scattered foxing, and a horizontal fold through top of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Presenting a volume to the inspiration for James Bond’s Goldfinger 87. Lyndon B. Johnson. Signed book: The

Public Papers of the President, Lyndon B. Johnson, ten volumes. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1968. Hardcover. Volume I of 1966 is signed on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page and inscribed in a calligrapher’s hand; Volume I on 1967 is signed and inscribed under Johnson’s full-page portrait, “To Charles Englehard, a patriot and a devoted friend, Lyndon B. Johnson.” In fine overall condition, with expected light wear. Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. (19171971) was an American businessman who controlled an international mining and metals conglomerate and who was also a major owner in thoroughbred horse racing. Engelhard is reported by numerous sources, including Forbes magazine and The New York Times, to have been the inspiration for the fictional character Auric Goldfinger in the Ian Fleming novel Goldfinger and the subsequent motion picture. According to the Times, Engelhard was an acquaintance of Fleming and delighted in the characterization. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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88. Lyndon B. Johnson. Vin-

tage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Johnson meeting with two women, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen “To Mrs. Mary Anne Raffensperger, with pleasant recollection and high regard from her friend, Lyndon B. Johnson.” In very good condition, with creasing to top portion of image, a couple creases to bottom border, and a couple spots of irregular ink adhesion to inscription. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

89. Lyndon B. Johnson. Fountain pen signa-

ture, “Lyndon B. Johnson,” on a white 3.25 x 4.5 embossed card. Matted and framed, with a steel engraving photo of Johnson, one of the White House, and two personalized pens, to an overall size of 17.25 x 14.25. In fine condition, with a central horizontal crease and light toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

90. John F. Kennedy. Signed book: John Kennedy: A Political Profile. Later printing. NY: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1960. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.5 x 8.25, 309 pages. Quickly signed in blue ballpoint on the first free end page. Scattered toning, creasing and several edge tears to dustjacket, otherwise fine condition. Book is housed in a custom-made book box. A card bearing typed provenance indicates book was signed on September 9, 1960, as Kennedy walked through the lobby of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Uncommon informal photo of JFK and a party crasher from LOOK magazine 91. John F. Kennedy. Vintage pearl-finish 10 x 8

LOOK magazine photo of Kennedy chatting with LOOK magazine’s Sue Seay, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ink “For Sue Seay—with warmest personal regards, John F. Kennedy.” Scattered creasing and staining to image, a few creases lightly affecting signature and inscription, and irregular ink adhesion to both signature and inscription, otherwise very good condition. The April 26, 1960, issue of LOOK Magazine includes a copiously illustrated seven-page article titled “To meet the elite… all you need is gall” by Sue Seay (pages 42–48). In this special Washington, D.C. issue, this article is headed “Washington Party Crasher.” It begins, “President Eisenhower and I were among the hundreds of guests at Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen’s birthday party this year. Mr. Eisenhower, of course, had been invited. I had not…I was there on business. Strangers to the capital, a photographer and I had been assigned by LOOK to crash Washington parties…” This photograph is reproduced in the article and is captioned: “JOHN F. KENNEDY. When I introduced myself to the Senator, he said, ‘Sue, why yes, of course.’ He acted as though we’d met before, but we hadn’t. I think he still looks like a Harvard undergraduate, although he has done something different with his hair. It doesn’t fall down on his forehead any longer. His wife looked divine. I wish I could wear shocking pink as well as she does. I stayed around Mrs. Kennedy only a short time, because she is too much competition.” Accompanied by a full issue of LOOK magazine. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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JFK joins other dignitaries in honoring Eleanor Roosevelt 92. John F. Kennedy. Program from a “Dinner In

Tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt,” sponsored by the Advisory Council of the Democratic National Committee, 9 x 12, two pages. Signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “To Ann—Best wishes, John F. Kennedy,” and also signed and inscribed by seven other attendees including Eleanor Roosevelt, Hubert H. Humphrey, and Adlai Stevenson. Central horizontal fold, moderate contrast to end of Kennedy’s signature, several other signatures light, but legible, surface rubbing to back of top cover, and scattered soiling to covers, otherwise very good condition. An impressive gathering of Democratic hopefuls. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

During his days as a prairie lawyer, Lincoln rushes to defend the posthumous wishes of his father-in-law 93. Abraham Lincoln. ADS, signed “A.

Lincoln,” one page, 7.5 x 2.25, August 18, 1852. Document referring to the estate of his father-in-law, Robert S. Todd. In full: “Received of George B. Kinkead by N[inien] W. Edwards two hundred and eighty four dollars 43/100 from the estate of R. S. Todd subject to be released, or so much thereof as may hereafter be legally required.” Framed with a color portrait of Lincoln, to an overall size of 14 x 17. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, a few creases, and some scattered light toning and foxing.

After Robert S. Todd, Lincoln’s father-in-law, died of cholera in 1849, Todd’s son George challenged his father’s will. The Todd sisters retained Lincoln to resist the afront and preserve the original will, an area in which Lincoln was extremely well-versed. This document heralds from Lincoln’s legal heyday; in 1852, he had recoiled from the Whig Party, seeking solace as a ‘prairie lawyer.’ From 1851 through 1860 he would try 175 cases before the Illinois Supreme Court. It was also during this time that he gained the confidence of a substantial client—the Illinois Central Railroad. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

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Rare free frank, written entirely in the beloved First Lady’s hand

94. Dolley Madison.

Uncommon hand-addressed full free frank, measuring 10 x 8 unfolded, with the address panel measuring 5 x 3, addressed in Madison’s hand to “Richard D. Cutts, Esq…Maryland,” and franked in the upper right, “Free D. P. Madison.” In very good condition, with a central vertical fold through the address panel, a uniform shade of toning with darker areas along the edges, some scattered light toning, an ink notation beneath the free frank, a section of paper loss to the top edge from the black wax seal, which is still very much intact. An uncommon free frank, addressed and signed with Madison’s exceptionally precise penmanship. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

95. William McKinley. Foun-

tain pen signature, “Yours very truly, W. McKinley,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.75 card. Card is affixed to a slightly larger off-white sheet and presented within the inside front cover of a hardcover edition of The Authentic Life of William McKinley, Our Third Martyr President. In very good condition, with scattered toning and surface wear, a light diagonal line through card, and mounting remnants to reverse of card. Book also rates overall very good with pencil pricing and coding on first page, well worn covers, McKinley’s portrait on front cover scuffed, a small dab of paint on outside of back cover, along with scuffing of same. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

96. William McKinley. TLS signed “W.

McKinley,” one page, 8.25 x 11, personal letterhead, January 29, 1896. Letter to Colonel S. W. Fordyce, written during his ‘Front Porch Campaign.’ In part: “Your generosity is certainly highly appreciated, for I know you must be a very busy man. Enclosed herewith I send you a list of friends in the different states to whom I look for support. It has occurred to me that perhaps you might at times want to confer directly with some of them.” Intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, uniform toning, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

97. William McKinley. Bold

and florid ink signature, “Yours Very Truly, W. M c K i n l e y, J r. , Canton, Ohio,” on an off-white 5.75 x 3.5 slip. Uniform shade of toning with a darker block towards the bottom edge, light soiling, a trivial tear along the left edge, and light areas of surface loss on the reverse from previous mounting, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a signature of his vice president, Garret A. Hobart. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

98. James Monroe. Vellum DS as president, 16 x 10, September 6, 1821. Monroe grants James Scott 101 acres in Ohio. The conclusion bears a crisp signature from Monroe, and is countersigned by the Commission of the General Land Office, Josiah Meigs. In very good condition, with intersecting folds and scattered surface creasing, a uniform shade of toning with heavier areas around the edges, light, scattered spots of mirroring, and mild surface scratches towards the bottom left and top right corners. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Monroe and Adams sign a patent for chaffing wheat

99. James Monroe and John Quincy Adams. Partly-printed vel-

lum DS signed by Monroe as president, “James Monroe,” and “John Quincy Adams” as secretary of state, two pages, 10.5 x 14.25, May 28, 1818. A patent issued to Andrew Fettrow stating “that he has invented a new and useful improvement being a Machine for cleaning the Shells & Chaff off Grain such as Wheat, Rye, Speltz, Cloverseed & all other kinds of husky grain.” The second page contains a detailed description of the invention, written and signed by Fettrow. Adams’s signature fairly light, but mostly legible, light skipping to Monroe’s signature, intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Monroe’s signature, and some scattered light toning, foxing, and creasing. The white wafer seal is worn but mostly intact, and the original yellow ribbon holding the two pages together is present, otherwise very good condition. Presidential patents are highly desirable, even more so when signed by two Chief Executives. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I would enjoy another get together on the golf course, either at Deepdale or Blindbrook” 100. Richard Nixon.

TLS signed “Dick,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 15, 1965. Letter to Cy Laughter. In part: “There is nothing I would like better than to come to Dayton on June 15 but I am unable to work another Ohio visit into my schedule…I am tentatively scheduled to speak in Columbus…I hope you will give me some notice the next time you come back this way…I would enjoy another get together on the golf course, either at Deepdale or Blindbrook.” At the bottom, Nixon writes a brief postscript which reads, “The Buick Pro Am comes at a time I am tentatively scheduled to be in London. I will know definitely March 2 & I will write you.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I am not a crook” 101. Richard Nixon. TQS,

signed “Richard Nixon,” on a 6 x 2.5 slip. The quote from Nixon’s Memoirs reads, in full: “I made my mistakes, but in all of my years of public life, I have never profited, never profited from public service-I have earned every cent. And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice…people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I am not a crook. I have earned everything I have got.” Matted with a photo of Nixon leaving the White House to an overall size of 11 x 14. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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102. Richard Nixon.

Signed book: Leaders. First edition, first printing. NY: Warner Books, 1982. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.25, 371 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “To Jerry Zipkin— With best wishes from another Le Cirque patron, Richard Nixon 12-1-82.” In fine condition, with small pencil notation to top of signed page, and scattered creases and a few small tears to dustjacket. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

103. Richard Nixon.

Signed book: Six Crises. First edition. NY: Doubleday, 1962. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 460 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “For Alice Miles from Dick Nixon.” In very good condition, with light toning and pencil remnants to top of signed page, pencil notes to back of half-title page, toning to last free end page and back pastedown, and scattered light wear and creasing to dustjacket. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

104. Richard Nixon.

Signed book: RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. Limited first edition of 2,500 copies (this copy No. 1294). NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978. Leather-bound hardcover, 7 x 9.5, 1120 pages. Signed in black ink on the limitation page. In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

105. Richard Nixon. Signed book: Real

Peace. First edition, first printing. NY,1983. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 6.5, 106 pages. Signed in black ink on the first free end page. In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

106. Richard Nixon. Signed book: The Public Papers of the President, Richard Nixon, six volumes. All approximately 7 x 10, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1971. Hardcover. Signed on a trimmed bookplate affixed to half-title page of Volume I. In fine overall condition, with scattered light wear and library stamps to text block of one volume. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I hereby resign the Office of President of the United States”

107. Richard Nixon. Typed souvenir presidential resignation, one page, 5 x 8, on mock White House letterhead, dated August 9, 1974 (but signed later). Nixon’s famous communication to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger: “Dear Mr. Secretary: I hereby resign the Office of President of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion in blue felt tip by Nixon. In very fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

108. Richard Nixon.

Engraved portrait of Nixon, 9 x 12, by the Bureau of Engraving and printing, signed under his image in blue ink. Scattered bends and creases to borders, most of which could be matted out, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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110. Richard Nixon. Ink signature and inscription, “To Elaine, with best wishes from Richard Nixon,” on an off-white 3.5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

111. Richard Nixon. Ex-

ceptional ink signature and inscription, “With best wishes for Christmas—1979, Richard Nixon,” on an off-white 5.5 x 2 sheet. Double-matted, with a photo of Nixon shaking hands with Elvis, to an overall size of 14 x 18. In very fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

112. Franklin Pierce. Ink signature, “Yr friend &

Servt, Franklin Pierce,” on an off-white 4.5 x 1.25 slip. Slip has been inlaid to a slightly larger off-white slip. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Polk’s twice-signed personal copy of a Senate journal 113. James K. Polk. Signed book: Journal of the Senate of the United States of America Being the First Session of the Twenty-First Congress of the United States of America, at the City of Washington, December 7, 1829. Washington: Duff Green, 1829. Hardcover, 6 x 9.25, 577 pages. Signed inside on the title page, and signed again on the front pastedown. This book originates from Polk’s personal library and deaccessioned from the Tennessee Historical Society. In very good condition, with moderate foxing throughout, including signed pages, split front hinge, binding somewhat loose, major scuffing and wear to covers, and multiple Tennessee State Library stamps to pages. Accompanied by the deaccession letter from the Tennessee Historical Society. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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118. Ronald Reagan. Color

114. Presidents. Fantastic collection of four ink signatures on individual off-white cards and clipped slips, ranging in size from 2.5 x 1.25 to 4.5 x 3. Signers are: “Franklin Pierce, Dec. 28, 1859,” “J. A. Garfield, M. C.,” affixed a card of the same size, “Wm. H. Taft, New Haven, May 26th, 1921,” and “Calvin Coolidge.” In very good to fine condition, with light toning and soiling to Pierce’s and Taft’s signatures, two vertical folds and surface creasing to Garfield’s signature, passing through three letters, and mounting remnants to the reverse of Taft’s signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 115. Nancy Reagan.

White House envelope, 4.25 x 2.75, signed on the front in black felt tip, “Nancy Reagan.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered toning and light haloing to signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

116. Nancy Reagan. ALS signed “Nancy,” one page, 5.25 x 7.5, personal letterhead, no date. The First Lady sends thanks to a thoughtful friend, in full: “How darling of you to remember us at Christmas with the perfectly beautiful flowers—you were very sweet and we did appreciate it. Ronnie joins me in thanks and in every wish for a very happy and healthy new year.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

117. Ronald Reagan. Signed book: The Public Papers of the Presi-

dent, seven volumes. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1988. Hardcover. Signed on an Easton Press bookplate affixed to half-title page of Volume I. In fine overall condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

glossy 8 x 10 photo, matted to an overall size of 10.25 x 14, signed and inscribed on the mat in black felt tip to Irish tenor Phil Regan, “To Phil, In friendship & with warm regard, Ron.” In very good condition, with uniform mild toning to mat, damp staining along bottom edge, surface creasing to mat, and signature and inscription a shade light, but still completely legible. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I’m grateful for your support and will do my utmost to deserve your help & your confidence” 119. Ronald Reagan.

ALS signed, “R. R.,” one page, lightly-lined yellow paper, 8 x 10. In a draft letter to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rocca, Reagan writes, in full: “Thank you so much for your kind message which I rec’d at the banquet. I’m grateful for your support and will do my utmost to deserve your help & your confidence,” with a secretarial notation, “6/19/67 JB” in the top right corner. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

120. Ronald Reagan. Terrific satin-finish

8 x 10 photo of Reagan speaking at the podium with an American flag in the background, signed and inscribed in the bottom border in black felt tip, “To Bob Glass—With Very Best Wishes & Regards, Ronald Reagan.” Some trivial creasing, a paperclip impression to the left edge, and some light toning around the edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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121. Ronald Reagan.

Neon orange Ronald Reagan for Governor campaign bumper sticker, 7.5 x 4, signed in black ballpoint by Reagan. In very good condition, with two vertical creases, some light surface creasing, and a small spot of surface loss to the top right corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

122. Ronald Reagan. TLS signed “Ron,”

one page, 7.25 x 10.5, State of California Governor’s Office letterhead, October 10, 1969. Governor Reagan writes to William Frye regarding the release of a prisoner serving time for a double homicide, in full: “Nancy handed me your letter regarding Michael Daugherty, after our return from the Philippines. I am having my legal Affairs Secretary, Herbert E. Ellingwood, research and report to me on this as quickly as possible,” adding the post-script, “It was good to see you the other night. I told you there was a letter coming—I just caught it.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a the letter sent to Frye by Herbert E. Ellington, brimming with details concerning the nature of the prisoner and the possibility of parole. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

124. Edith K. Roosevelt. Free franked

envelope, 6 x 4, addressed by Roosevelt to “Dr. Millian R. Ward, 112 Chancellor Ave, Newark, N. J.,” and franked in the upper right, “Edith K. Roosevelt.” Envelope also bears a January 12, 1921, Oyster Bay, New York postmark. In fine condition, with separated top edge and scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

125. Eleanor Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 6 x 9.25, White House letterhead, November 26, 1942. Letter of thanks to Miss Sharon. In full: “Thank you for the material you sent me with your letter of November 21. The booklet is good and there is need for such a service in London.” In very good condition, with mild overall toning, a bit heavier at edges, and missing top left corner. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

123. Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Time

magazine cover featuring Ronald Reagan being sworn in, with the First Lady holding the Bible on which his left hand is placed, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Bill—With our best wishes, Nancy” and “Ronald Reagan.” In very good condition, with light surface and corner creasing, adhesive remnants from a mailing label in the bottom left corner, and a faint paperclip impression towards the top left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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126. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Vintage paperstock 6.25 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of Franklin Roosevelt, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “For Capt. Ralph E. Ward from Franklin D. Roosevelt”; and TLS, one page, 6 x 9, White House letterhead, January 30, 1945. In a letter to Captain Ward, Eleanor Roosevelt writes, in part: “I was very sorry to hear that you had fallen victim to polio but I am glad that the doctor thinks you are going to have a ninety percent recovery…My husband appreciated your letter very much and was very happy to sign the enclosed photograph for you.” Both items are affixed to individual off-white 8.5 x 11 album pages, with a clipped photo of Eleanor affixed to left edge of the letter. In very good condition, with toning and adhesive show-through to letter, and some light wrinkling and rippling to photo. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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127. Eleanor Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 6 x 7, Val-Kill Cottage, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York letterhead, March 21, 1956. In a letter of thanks, Roosevelt writes, in full: “I want to thank you for your thoughtfulness in sending me the campaign material used against my husband. I am sure that the F. D. Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park will be pleased to have this additional information to add to the articles of this sort on display.” In fine condition, with scattered creasing and a few faint, stray marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“The Navy Department has today notified the Commandant…to accept Mr. Sherwood’s height, 65 1/4 inches, as sufficient for appointment as a midshipman” 128. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS as

president, one page, 7.5 x 9, White House letterhead, August 13, 1940. Letter to a gentleman in New Jersey. In part: “The matter of waiving the physical requirements so that Mr. James Sherwood… may be appointed as a midshipman in the U. S. Naval Reserve, has been given careful consideration. The Navy Department has today notified the Commandant…to accept Mr. Sherwood’s height, 65 1/4 inches, as sufficient for appointment as a midshipman.” In very good condition, with folded bottom and right edge and scattered toning and soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

129. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Com-

memorative cover with a cachet honoring the US Armed Forces, signed across the front in fountain pen, as president, “Franklin D. Roosevelt.” In fine condition, with typed return address at top, typed “Free” to upper right and a bit of light soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

130. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.5, White House letterhead, January 11, 1934. Letter of congratulations reads, in part: “I have just learned that on January sixteenth you will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of your marriage, and want to join with your friends in extending congratulations to you.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling and paper remnants, mounting remnants to reverse, and loss to bottom portion. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope’s address panel. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

131. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Ink signa-

ture, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” on an off-white 4.5 x 1.5 trimmed slip. In very good condition, with light toning, a stray blue mark passing through the end of “Franklin,” and the “eve” in the last name a bit light. Accompanied by signatures of both of FDRs vice presidents, John N. Garner and Henry A. Wallace. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

FDR signs as seldom-seen “Father” 132. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS

signed “Father,” one page, 8 x 10.5, State of New York Executive Chamber letterhead, March 17, 1932. In a letter to his son James, FDR writes, in full: “Mr. Samuel Smith, of Albany and Massachusetts, has been doing some very fine work in my behalf and I hope much you can have a talk with him. He has been running busses from Albany to various places in Massachusetts and has a wide acquaintance. Also, he is a good friend of Dave Walsh.” Uniform toning, a few trivial spots of soiling, a faint paperclip impression and small tear at the top edge, otherwise fine condition. An uncommon and highly-desirable signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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134. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

133. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vintage fountain pen

signature, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” on an off-white 5 x 3 embossed State of New York Executive Mansion card. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered mild soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, November 22, 1928. Letter of thanks for a telegram. In full: “I am very grateful to you for your telegram of congratulations. It was mighty good of you to think of me.” In very good condition, with toning to upper and lower portion of page, a couple extra horizontal creases, and light pencil remnants to bottom. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

While getting Warm Springs off the ground, FDR tends to one of his employee’s salary 135. Franklin D. Roosevelt. ALS, one page, 6 x 6.75 (possibly trimmed), Warm Springs letterhead, May 3 [1927]. Roosevelt writes to Mr. Crowley. In part: “Mr. Curtis’ salary during 1926 was …$5,833.33. In addition he was paid for travel expenses $210.” Secretarial ink stamp and file holes touching a few words of text, notation to top, otherwise fine condition. Out of politics, Roosevelt spent three years looking for any means possible to walk again. Sold upon the healing powers of Warm Springs after visiting in 1924, Roosevelt purchased the resort in 1926 for the hefty sum of $200,000, two-thirds of his personal fortune. He immediately began operating it and in 1927 formed The Georgia Warm Springs Foundation to do so. A superb example showing FDR’s firsthand active interest and participation in the financial goings on concerning the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Distinguished Roosevelt portrait, signed as president 136. Theodore Roosevelt. Vintage 7.5 x 11.5 three-quarter

length printed portrait of Roosevelt in a three-piece suit, copyrighted under the image, “1898 by Geo. G. Rockwood,” signed and inscribed in the lower border, as president, in fountain pen “To Dr. Giles S. Marshall, with regards of Theodore Roosevelt, Feb 27th 1904.” Framed to an overall size of 11.5 x 15.5. Some light spreading of ink to signature and inscription, date obscured by frame, and a uniform shade of toning to borders, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

137. Theodore Roosevelt. Mar-

velous ink signature, “Theodore Roosevelt,” on an off-white 5.5 x 1.25 clipped slip. In fine condition, with two vertical creases, one passing through the “h” in Theodore, and the other passing through the “l” in Roosevelt. Accompanied by a signature of his vice president, Charles W. Fairbanks. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

138. Theodore Roosevelt. Signed White House

card, neatly signed in fountain pen, “Theodore Roosevelt.” A uniform shade of toning and mounting remnants on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

140. William H. Taft.

Exemplar ink signature, signed as President a mere eleven days before leaving office, “Sincerely yours, Wm. H. Taft, Feby 21st, 1913,” on an offwhite 8.5 x 11 sheet of Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue letterhead. In fine condition, with light creasing and toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

“I doubt whether I can do that book for you; but—it will be a pleasure to see you here” 139. Theodore Roosevelt. ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 3.5, Sagamore Hill stationery card, August 14, 1916. In a brief letter to Mr. Phillips, Roosevelt writes, in full: “I doubt whether I can do that book for you; but—it will be a pleasure to see you here at—lunch at one on Monday or Tuesday Aug 21st or 22nd. Which day will suit you? Take the 11 a. m. train from the Penn Station for Oyster Bay,” with a response penned on the reverse. Light surface rubbing, uniform toning, some light feathering to a few words of the text, a trivial impression, and a rusty paperclip imprint at the top edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 33


Crystal-clear oversized portrait of Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill 141. Theodore Roosevelt. Vintage matte-finish 10.25 x 13.5 Underwood and Underwood photo of Roosevelt clad in a three-piece suit and his riding boots, sitting in his yard at Sagamore Hill, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Esther C. Johnson with the high regard of her friend, Theodore Roosevelt, Nov. 11th 1916.” Inscription light but legible due to decreased ink flow, trimmed edges, a few light surface creases, and a few hints of trivial silvering, otherwise fine condition. An outstanding portrait of TR, displaying grim determination in his postpresidency. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

143. William H. Taft.

Incredibly rare handwritten letter from Taft’s time in office 142. William H. Taft. ALS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” two

pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, White House letterhead, August 19, 1911. In a letter to Mrs. Nicholas Anderson in Bar Harbor, Maine, Taft writes, in full: “I was very glad to fine the opportunity to appoint Larz. I have not doubt he will reflect credit on the country and the Administration responsible for his selection. I wish we could visit Bar Harbor this Summer but my time is so short that we may have to give it up. With the hope that you are deserving the same aid to health as always from Mt. Desert.” Some light creasing, an area of soiling along the second page, slight surface loss along the hinge from previous adhesive mounting and two small strips of mounting remnants on the reverse, otherwise fine condition. On August 12, 1911, President Taft appointed Larz Anderson as US Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Belgium. Larz’s mother, Elizabeth Coles Kilgour Anderson, was actually married to the brother of Helen Herron Taft. A remarkable letter in both scarcity and association! Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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TLS as president signed, “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, February 27, 1912. In a letter to Colonel Arthur E. Clarke, Taft writes, in full: “I have received your cordial letter of February 23, and appreciate your very kind invitation to make my headquarters at your home when I visit Manchester. I shall be very glad to let you know if I am able to extend my Boston trip so as to include New Hampshire. I have read with interest the clippings which you sent me,” with a handwritten note at the bottom, below the signature, in part: “Yesterday I agreed to make a rapid day visit to New Hampshire but my stay at such place will be so short that I fear I can enjoy no one’s hospitality.” In good condition, with scattered light creasing, rippling along the right edge, a few trivial spots of foxing, and moderate haloing to the signature and note below, resulting in a fuzzy appearance and transfer of ink to the blank second integral page. Accompanied by a color photo of a painting of Taft. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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146. Bess Truman.

144. William H. Taft. Ink signature, “Wm. H. Taft, July 29th 1928,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 card. In very good condition, with scattered toning, small brush to date, and mounting and adhesive remnants to reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Crisp and clear ALS signed “Bess W. Truman,” one page on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, White House letterhead, May 10, 1951. In a letter to her friend, Betty Beale, Truman writes, in full: “I am so delighted that you remembered to send me your ‘pomes.’ I love it and don’t know why you signed your note, ‘apologetically.’ The President has really enjoyed his record and had a big laugh over it. The party that day was really one to be remembered.” In fine condition. Accompanied by original mailing envelope, written in Truman’s hand. The recipient of this letter, Betty Beale was the famed gossip and society columnist for the Washington Star. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Women invade the workplace as US involvement in World War I escalates after the Fall of Russia 145. William H. Taft. TLS signed “Wm H. Taft,” one page, 8

x 10.25, personal letterhead, November 27, 1917. Letter to Eric Wilder. In full: “I have your letter of November 26th. England and her daughters have done wonders in this war, and have lived up to the highest ideals of the British race. Let us hope that Americans, of the same stock, will show that they are thoroughbreds, and will do their part in a struggle to rid the world of the pest of militarism and the domination of a ruler and a people indoctrinated with a false philosophy and obsessed with megalomania.” Intersecting mailing folds, a few staple holes to borders, and a couple spots of trivial soiling, otherwise fine condition. As United States involvement in WWI escalated with the fall of Russia, steel production ramped up and women replaced men in the workplace as more soldiers were recruited for the war effort. Women filled non-traditional roles in manufacturing, communications, farming, the Women’s Signal corps, nursing, and other war emergency jobs. British women had already assumed these roles before their American counterparts; no less was expected of American women. As Taft remarks in this letter to Eric Wilder, “Let us hope that Americans, of the same stock, will show that they are thoroughbreds, and will do their part.” At war’s end, over thirty thousand women had served in the Army and Navy Nurse Corps, the Navy as Yeoman, the Marines, and the Coast Guard and at least three Army nurses received the Distinguished Service Cross award medal. However, in some areas, change met with continuing resistance. Despite numerous groups such as the military, educational organizations, and the YMCA advocating for a women’s corps equal to the British Women’s Auxiliary Corps, plans for United States women’s military corps were dropped by the War Department in 1918.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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147. Harry S. Truman.

Printed vintage sketch of Truman celebrating his 75th birthday, laughing at Father Time, signed and inscribed in fountain pen at the bottom, “To Hap Kern, kindest regards from Harry Truman, 5/8/59,” on an off-white 8.75 x 8 sheet. In fine condition, with light toning around the edges and light contrast to the inscription. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

150. Harry S. Truman. Vintage 8 x

10 photo of Truman speaking outside at the United Nations, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Louis Weintraub, Harry S. Truman.” Photo is affixed to a mount and double matted to an overall size of 12 x 14. In very good condition, with scattered creasing and some light spotting. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

151. Harry S. Truman. Terrific ink sig-

“Be interested in the history of the United States, the greatest Republic in the history of the world” 148. Harry S. Truman. Signed book: Public Papers of the President, Harry S. Truman, eight volumes. Washington, D. C.: U. S. Government Printing, 1961. Hardcover, 7 x 10.25. Signed and inscribed in fountain pen on the half-title page of the 1945 Volume, “May Don Trezz always be interested in the history of the United States, the greatest Republic in the history of the world. 12/62/62 [sic] Harry Truman.” In fine condition, with some light sunning to pages, cover wear, and spines a bit loose. Profound words from the former chief executive. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

nature, “Harry S. Truman, 12–30–59,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2.25 card. In fine condition. Accompanied by an ink signature of his vice president, Alben W. Barkley. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

149. Harry S. Truman. Stately vintage color 8 x 10 photo of Truman at his desk, signed and inscribed in the bottom border in fountain pen, “To Don Gibson, best wishes, Harry Truman, Feb. 6, 1957.” Doublematted and framed to an overall size of 13.25 x 15. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Handwritten letter on Truman’s personal Masonic letterhead, as well as an appointment signed as Grand Master 152. Harry S. Truman. ALS

signed “Harry,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Grand Lodge of Missouri letterhead, November 27, 1940. Letter to John W. Snyder reads, in full: “Just had a telegram from Bess saying that the experts have decided not to operate on momma. It sure took a load of bricks off my head. I had another leg & foot specialist look at her and he said ‘not now.’ I am wiring you today asking you to see Lou Holland. He’s a real big man and my friend. You can trust him and he really wants to do something for Missouri. No ax to grind himself. I’m doing a little ‘high hatting’ down here. Hope to see you soon.”; and an ornate partly printed document, signed “John Wesley Snyder,” countersigned by the Sovereign Grand Commander 33° and Grand Secretary General 33° of the Supreme Council Sovereign Grand Inspectors General of the Thirty Third and Last Degree of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America, 16 x 20.75, September 28, 1966. Signed in the upper left “Harry S. Truman 33° P G-M, 8-25-67 Mo.” In very good to fine condition, with punch holes and staple holes to top edge of letter, as well as an office stamp; and central horizontal fold to document, as well as some scattered light toning and soiling, and adhesive remnants to reverse. Truman became a Mason in 1909, ultimately being elected Grand Master of Missouri in 1940, and is considered to be the most active Mason of any president since George Washington. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Truman and his entire cabinet sign their official 1947 portrait 153. Harry S. Truman. Vintage matte-finish 13.75 x 10.5 photo of Truman and his cabinet on January 31, 1947, signed in the lower border in blue and black ink by Harry S. Truman, G. C. Marshall (Secretary of State), John W. Snyder (Secretary of the Treasury), Robert P. Patterson (Secretary of War), Tom C. Clark (Attorney General), Robert E. Hannigan (Postmaster General), James Forrestal (Secretary of the Navy), J. A. Krug (Secretary of the Interior), Clinton P. Anderson (Secretary of Agriculture), W. A. Harriman (Secretary of Commerce), and L. M. Schwellenbach (Secretary of Labor). Some light edge rippling, a few light creases, and some irregular ink adhesion and brushing to a couple of signatures, otherwise fine condition. On the same day that the photo was taken, Truman delivered his Special Message to the Congress on Extension of the Second War Powers Act. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Presidents & First Ladies 37


157. Harry S. Truman.

154. Harry S. Truman. Signed book: Mr. President. First edition. NY: The Hallmark-Hubner Press, Inc., 1952. Hardcover with dustjacket, 8.25 x 11.25, 253 pages. Signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint on the page opposite the title page, beneath an image of himself at his desk, “Best wishes to Gerry Bernstein, from Harry Truman, 12/6/58.” In very good condition, with uniform toning to the pages throughout, loose, but intact, hinge, a small pencil notation on the first free end page, and moderate areas of paper loss to the dustjacket. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

155. Harry S. Truman. Signed White

House card, signed in ink, “Harry S. Truman.”Some scattered light soiling and mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, June 18, 1969. Short letter of thanks to Fred Goldman. In full: “Your beautiful bouquet and your warm message on my eightyfifth helped to make it a day of happiness for me. You are special—and I thank you very much.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/ DNA as well as the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

158. Harry S. Truman. Signed book:

President from Missouri. Later printing. NY: Julian Messner, 1965. Hardcover, 5.25 x 8.25, 191 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “To: Bill Hongach, Harry S. Truman.” Some light toning to fore-edges, small label remnant to front pastedown, and light cover wear, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

159. Harry S. Truman. Distin-

156. Harry S. Truman. Signed book: Mr. Citizen. Later printing. NY: Bernard Geis Associates, 1960. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 315 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “To Dr. Thomas Harvey from Harry S. Truman, with kind regards, Oct. 3, 1960.” Mild block of toning over signature and inscription, toning and foxing to boards and spine, and scattered toning, creasing, and small edge tears to dustjacket, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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guished vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 head-andshoulders photo, signed and inscribed in the bottom border in fountain pen, “Kind regards to R. G. Bary, Harry Truman.” Framed to an overall size of 11.5 x 14.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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160. John Tyler. Manuscript

DS, one page, 11.5 x 14.25, September 16, 1826. Tyler, as governor of Virginia, grants 231 acres of land in Wythe County to James Devor. Signed at the conclusion by Tyler. In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds and scattered toning and soiling. The paper seal remains crisp and intact. Devor was a justice of the peace in Wythe County and figured prominently in its early history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

162. Martin Van Buren. Ink signa-

161. John Tyler. DS as president, one page, 8.75 x 4, affixed to

a sheet of the exact size, July 18, 1842. A clipped portion of a larger document, pertaining to testimony that has led President Tyler to cause “the seal of the United States to be affixed to these presents,” signed at the conclusion by Tyler and his Secretary of State, Daniel Webster. Two vertical creases, one passing through the “o” of the signature, uniform toning, and scattered soiling, otherwise very good condition. White seal is worn but intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ture, “Very truly, your friend, M. Van Buren,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.25 slip affixed to a slightly larger off-white card. In very good condition, with irregular top edge, scattered toning, and a couple small brushes to signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Words in the hands of Washington and Lincoln 163. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Three

lines in George Washington’s hand on a 8 x 1.25 slip clipped from a larger survey document. Washington writes: “five degrees west twelve thousand eight hundred pole… which lines were included…nine hundred & ninety five acres”; and five lines in Abraham Lincoln’s hand on a 7.5 x 1.75 slip clipped from a larger document. Lincoln writes: “And for special causes…the defendant sets down the following to wit: 1st That no time is alleged as to when the mill in the declaration mentioned was erected and completed.” Both are individually matted with biographical plaques and metal reliefs, to sizes of 15.5 x 8.25. In very good condition, with light toning to both and paper loss to portion of Washington’s slip. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Washington attempts to stop disgruntled Continental officers from staging a secret military revolt against the new republic 164. George Washington. LS signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 8.75 x 11.75, November 11, 1782. Letter to Lieutenant Colonel Ebenezer Gray, written in the hand of Col. David Humphreys who, on June 23, 1780, had been appointed Aide-de-Camp of Washington, becoming a confidential friend and adviser to the General. In full: “In giving permission of absence to Officers for the recovery of their health, I have supposed the experiment of change of air & diet might be made in a few weeks as well as in any Length of time; –I must therefore consider the indulgence given to you for the purpose, as limited to eight weeks from the date hereof, at the expiration of which time, I shall expect you will return to the Army.” Document has been professionally cleaned and the folds reinforced on the reverse. In very good condition, with some text lightly affected along folds due to the aforementioned restoration, intersecting folds (vertical fold passing through Washington’s last name), and scattered light toning and soiling. Headquartered at Newburgh in November 1782, Washington found himself with a restive American army after the British surrender at Yorktown. While a peace treaty with the English was in the offing, it had yet to be signed and ratified by the Continental Congress. In the meantime, he sought ways to keep control of his unpaid, malcontent men of rank. The fledgling federal government had no money to pay for their service, so the general came up with creative ways to both occupy the troops and calm their fears. In this letter to Gray, Washington gives “permission of the absence of Officers for the recovery of their health” while hoping that “the experiment of change of air & diet might be made in a few weeks as well as in any Length of time.” For Gray it would be an eight-week leave, but such offers were not totally successful and the situation worsened. On March 10, 1873, an anonymous letter circulated among disgruntled officers at Newburgh, proposing an unauthorized meeting to address their complaints. On the table was a possible military takeover of the civilian government. When Washington discovered the secret meeting, he proposed a regular meeting of ranked personnel and another anonymous note circulated among the agitators. On March 15, Washington crashed the meeting at a Newburgh church and personally addressed the men in a speech that would decide the fate of the new republic. The disaffected were unmoved. Washington then pulled out a letter from a congressional member which outlined the financial distress of the new government and began to read. Unable to see without his glasses, he said, “Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray but almost blind in the service of my country.” Shamed and moved to tears, his officers listened in silence as he read the letter. A vote was taken and the rebels unanimously cast in favor of the republic. Washington averted a military takeover; the road to democracy had begun.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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In the heat of the 1775 siege of Boston, Washington sends apologies to Anna Maria Clifton that “the cruel necessity of the time should cause you to receive a Letter thro’ my hands, open” 165. George Washington. Revolutionary War dated ALS signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 7.5 x 10.5, September 14, 1775. A highly unusual letter, written during the eight months siege of Boston. Washington evidently is responding to Miss Anna Maria Clifton’s complaint that a letter addressed to her from one Captain Ellis had been opened and presumably read before it was delivered to her. In conciliatory tones, Washington explains the need for military censorship, even of his officer’s letters. In full: “I am sorry that the cruel necessity of the time should cause you to receive a Letter thro’ my hands, open, -the only appology [sic] I can make for it is, that all Letters which pass the Lines in, or out, of Boston, do, in consequence of general orders to the officers Commanding at those Posts, undergo an Inspection; and that Captn. Ellis’s Letter to you had met with this fate before it got to my hands. I have only to add, that with the greatest respect & esteem I have the honr. to be Yr. most Obedt. & Most Hble. Servt.” Reverse bears an address panel in Washington’s hand to “Miss Anna Maria Clifton, Fourth Street, Philadelphia,” and still retains Washington’s red wax seal, which has several small cracks, but is almost entirely intact. In very good condition, with several small repaired areas of paper loss slightly affecting a few letters of text, a repaired vertical tear near bottom, lightly affecting the first couple letters of the signature, intersecting folds, and scattered creases. In July of 1775 Washington had arrived outside of Boston and assumed command. In addition to an inexperienced, undisciplined army, he struggled with numerous problems; his greatest challenge was to organize the Continental Army as it laid siege to the British-held Boston. Although Washington is deeply apologetic in his writing, postal censorship at this time was certainly a necessity. To monitor communications for any hints of espionage, as well as a means of gathering intelligence, all letters were inspected, as explained here by Washington. Miss Clifton was a friend of Benjamin Franklin, and looked after his home while he was abroad in Europe. The “Captain Ellis” who had written to Miss Clifton may be Paul Ellis, who commanded the 15th Massachusetts Foot under Washington during the Boston siege, and was killed in the Battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778. A genuinely sincere letter from the Commander-in-Chief, apologizing to a Philadelphia socialite for an irritating, but necessary, invasion of privacy. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

“It is, indeed, delightful to get such evidences of confidence from men at work out of the country” 167. Woodrow Wilson. TLS, one page, 8 x 9.75, personal letterhead, August 30, 1912. Letter of thanks to R. D. Chase. In part: “Thank you sincerely for…enclosing the cheque of Mr. John T. Watkins…for $5.00 for the national Campaign Fund. It is, indeed, delightful to get such evidences of confidence from men at work out of the country, and I beg you will convey my warmest expressions of appreciation to Mr. Watkins.” Watkins’s check is stapled to the top left corner of the letter. A PSA/DNA authentication label is affixed to lower corner, intersecting mailing folds, a diagonal crease to bottom, and mild toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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A month after his famous Fourteen Points speech, President Wilson takes up the cause of a War Trade Board director 168. Woodrow Wilson. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, February

8, 1918. Letter to Walter Adriance, care of the War Trade Board. In full: “It was a pleasure to get a letter from you and I write to say that I have asked the Secretary of War to have the case of Sergeant Jasper reexamined very carefully.” In very good condition, with scattered toning, slightly fuzzy appearance to signature, and a Bureau of Research stamp to bottom of letter. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. A little over a month before the Germans began their Spring Offensive, America was still ramping up its commitment to the war effort. In this letter to Adriance, a director on the War Trade Board, Wilson writes that he has written to the Secretary of War regarding a request. The Secretary of War at the time was Newton Baker, the man who selected General John J. Pershing to head the Allied Expeditionary Force and who created the first nationwide military draft, resulting in nearly three million men being inducted into military service. The War Trade Board was an agency Wilson created by executive order to govern imports and exports during the war, and which only existed for two years before being folded into the State Department. A week after he wrote this letter, Wilson signed into law a sweeping proclamation that resulted in strict limits for imports and exports which Adriance had the duty of overseeing for the rest of the war. A unique piece of wartime correspondence from the president to an unsung homefront hero.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

169. Woodrow Wilson. Ink signature, “Very Sincerely Yours, Woodrow Wilson, 5 May, 1907,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 card. Light toning and soiling, a few faint surface marks along the top edge, mounting remnants on the reverse, and some trivial brushing to the last two letters of the signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a signature of his vice president, Thomas R. Marshall, dated November 21, 1918. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150) 170. Woodrow Wilson. Vellum DS as

president, one page, 14.25 x 18.25, March 16, 1917. Wilson appoints Marion B. Humphrey First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, signed by Wilson at the conclusion and countersigned by Secretary of Navy Joseph Daniels. In very good condition, with moderate horizontal creasing and wrinkling, some of which mildly affects the signature, uniform toning, scattered moderate soiling, and the signature a shade light. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1 7 1 . Wo o d row Wilson.

Ink signature, “Woodrow Wilson, Princeton, 11 Dec. 1906,” on an off-white 5.25 x 3.5 slip. In fine condition, with some mild toning and a trimmed bottom edge. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

172. Woodrow Wilson. TLS as president,

one page, 7 x 8.5, White House letterhead, May 27, 1913. President Wilson writes a reassuring response to Henry B. Thompson, in full: “I have read with interest your letter of May 26th, and thank you for writing me. You may be sure that I shall take no action in the matter without the most serious consideration.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds passing through the top of the signature, light toning and rippling, and a faint pencil notation in the bottom left corner. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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173. Frank Abagnale. More than 35 years ago, Frank Abagnale was one of the world’s most

famous con men, cashing $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in every state and 26 foreign countries over a five-year period. Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a college professor, and a pediatrician. Apprehended by the French police when he was just 21 years old, he served time in French, Swedish, and American prisons for his crimes. After five years he was released on the condition that he would help the federal government, without remuneration, by advising and assisting federal law enforcement agencies. Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Abagnale as a game show contestant, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Juli, F. W. Abagnale, 7/5/06,” over a Frank W. Abagnale Secure Documents Consultant pressed seal. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a color promotional postcard for Catch Me if You Can, the feature film he inspired. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

In a state of declining health, Adams steps in to cool the heated aggressions provoked by the Whiskey Rebellion: “The instigation of wicked & designing men, in an unwarrantable & violent manner, interrupted the progress of this business by assaulting the persons employed by the Government” 174. Samuel Adams. Manuscript DS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.5, February 29, 1796. In part: “The Legislature of the Commonwealth being desirous to bring to an end, those litigations respecting Land titles in the County of Lincoln, which have for a long time embarrassed and retarded the settlement and cultivation of that part of the Commonwealth…The Power of the Government in regard to the property of individuals is reasonably limited by our free & happy Constitution. By affidavits now before the Supreme Executive, copies of which are enclosed, it appears that certain persons within the said County where you are Magistrates have, either from the want of proper information, or from the instigation of wicked & designing men, in an unwarrantable & violent manner, interrupted the progress of this business by assaulting the persons employed by the Government in running the lines between the land of this Commonwealth & divers Citizens thereof…It is with the advice of the Council that I address you on this important subject. The Supreme Executive cannot admit the idea that the execution of the Laws has been for a moment restrained by fear; for should your candid and friendly explanation, and your firm determination to carry the laws into execution…prove insufficient to produce actual submission, such part of the force of the Commonwealth as shall be necessary must be exerted to suppress every opposition to the Government.” In fine condition, with a couple light vertical wrinkles through a portion of the signature. Accompanied by two testimonies written in another hand, both signed by secretary John Avery. All documents are housed in a red half-morocco clamshell box. Unrest and lawlessness that was rooted in the Whiskey Rebellion—the suppression of which was endorsed by Adams—continued to fester in Massachusetts in 1796 via a series of land disputes. When a land surveyor, “in an unwarrantable & violent manner,” was attacked while performing his duties, Adams intervened in the hope of restoring order in the County of Lincoln [now situated in the state of Maine], with the legislature “being desirous to bring to an end, those litigations respecting Land titles in the County of Lincoln.” Despite ill-health and hand tremors (evident in his signature) Adams was prompted to act after the local magistrates had neglected to address the issue, with the accompanying affidavits each relating to the attack. An important archive concerning lawlessness in Massachusetts. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“To the generation of the World War the great Kingdom of Peace lies close to hand” 175. Jane Addams.

American social reformer (1860–1935) who shared the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize. TQS, signed “Jane Addams,” on an off-white 10 x 7 sheet. Quote reads, in full: “To the generation of the World War the great Kingdom of Peace lies close to hand ready to come into being if we would but turn towards it.” In fine condition, with some stray pencil marks and remnants, a bit of edge toning, and a couple of light creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

176. Henry Addington. British

statesman (1757–1844) and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1804. ALS signed “Sidmouth,” one page, 7.25 x 9, May 8, 1811. Letter thanking his correspondent for his letter “altho’ it contains Opinions to which I cannot subscribe,” and sending admission orders for the House of Lords. Intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, marginal binding holes to left edge, and scattered toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

177. Adventurers. Three vin-

tage fountain pen signatures on off-white cards, ranging in size from 3.5 x 2 to 3.5 x 2.5, each affixed to individual 8 x 10.5 album pages with clipped photos. Signers are: A. J. Villiers (ins), Ernest Thompson Seton, and Lowell Thomas. In fine condition, with light brushing to Villier’s inscription. Accompanied by additional clippings and photos. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

178. William Alexander, Lord Stirling. American general

(1726–1783) who served during the Revolutionary War and claimed the disputed title of Earl of Stirling. Address panel, 8.25 x 6, addressed in the center in another hand to “Major Quakenbush, D. Q. M. General, Albany,” and signed in the lower left, “Stirling.” Intersecting folds, scattered toning and soiling, and red wax seal remnants to horizontal edges, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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179. Oliver Ames. President of Union

Pacific Railroad, the 35th governor of Massachusetts, and a congressman impeached in the Credit Mobilier scandal. ALS, one page, 5 x 8, January 19, 1891. Letter to an associate. In part: “When you are ready to incorporate the new Co., please report the scheme—and I will then say whether I am willing to have my name associated with it.” Letter is affixed by its left edge to a larger sheet. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

180. Yasir Arafat. Glossy 5 x 7 photo of Arafat deep in thought, signed in black ink, “Y. Arafat, 16/2/81.” In very good condition, with scattered moderate creasing, some light surface impressions, and mild rippling to the finish. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Six days after his historical lecture that changed the fate of photography, Arago helps promoting another learned colleague 181. Francois Arago. French Catalan mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and politician (17861853). ALS in French, signed “F. Arago,” one page, 8 x 10.25, personal letterhead, August 25, 1839. Letter to Giovanni Plana, “Directeur de l’observatoire de Turin.” Writing in the same week he made his famous lecture on Daguerre’s process to the French Chamber of Deputies (Aug 19th 1839) that revealed the daguerreotype secret to the world, Arago recommends a scientist with whom his correspondent may speak of such diverse subjects as transcendental analysis, mechanics, astronomy, physics “without ever fearing not to be understood.” Second integral page bears an address panel in Arago’s hand and wax seal remnants. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one lightly passing through single letter of signature, a couple circular areas of toning from red wax seal, some light soiling, and small area of paper loss to second page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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182. Henry Arundell, 3rd Baron Arundell of Wardour.

185. Frederick Barnard.

Peer of England during the 17th century, and the most famous of the Lords Arundell of Wardour (1607–1694). ALS in Old English, signed “Hen. Arundell,” one page, 6.5 x 8.25, May 2, 1687. Letter to Sir Richard Bulstrode acknowledging his recent appointment as Keeper of the Privy Seal. In part: “Being purely an effect of his bounty as the little service I have been able to doe him was that of my duty…I thank you kindy Sr for the intelligence you were pleased to send mee and when any thing occurs ther of moment I shall be glad to be made a partaker but would by no meanes put you to the trouble of writing those newes wh weekly to my Lord President or the other Secrtary.” Second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. Intersecting mailing folds, a couple through single letters of signature, mild toning, pencil notation to top edge, and small area of paper loss along hinge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

American educator, mathematician, and president of Columbia University from 1864–1889. ALS signed “F. A. P. Barnard, Prest.,” one page, 8 x 9.75, Columbia College letterhead, January 31, 1872. In a letter to John R. Strong, Barnard writes, in part: “I observe that the optional studies selected by you at the beginning on the year embrace Calculus and Physics…I would suggest that you substitute some literary study in the place of one or both of these, as it will make the course more easy for you during the second term.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one lightly affecting one letter of the signature, light creasing, some light areas of foxing, pencil notations and brushing to a single word in the text. Accompanied by original mailing envelope, addressed in Barnard’s hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

183. Arthur James Balfour.

British prime minister (from 1902 to 1905) whose Balfour Declaration established a national home in Palestine for the Jewish people. ALS, one page, 4.75 x 7.25, March 20, 1893. Letter to Archdeacon Farrer. In full: “Thank you much for the paper-weight. I shall value it for itself, for its donor, and for the occasion of its presentation.” In fine condition, with some light toning along right edge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Balfour’s hand and signed in the lower left, “AJB.” RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“Florrie Clark’s mediumship ceased as suddenly as it began” 186. William Fletcher Barrett. British psychical research pioneer

184. Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool.

British politician (1770–1828) and the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since the Union with Ireland in 1801. Thirdperson ALS, one page, 7.25 x 9, February 23, 1818. Letter informing Messrs. Latham and Company that he has ordered his bankers to pay the sum of forty pounds. Intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, marginal binding holes to left edge, and scattered toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

(1844–1925), Barrett formed the Society for Psychical Research. ALS signed “W. F. Barrett,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, Caswell Bay Hotel letterhead, August 31, 1923. Barrett writes, in his difficult to decipher hand, regarding his observations and interactions with Florrie Clark, a young girl who was profoundly affected by paranormal phenomena, in part: “I am very glad you wrote to me about ‘Florrie Clark’…Her, Florrie Clark’s, mediumship ceased as suddenly as it began, when she grew up. But when I read my paper about my…with her 10 or 12 years before, to my surprise, her father and she came…years after my sittings with her. After my paper, her father got up and said even…wonderful things had occurred…,” adding a postscript to the top of the first page. In very good condition, with a central vertical and horizontal fold, scattered mild creasing, show-through from the writing on reverse, and some light brushing to the last name of the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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187. Clara Barton. Original 4 x

6.5 cabinet photo by Purdy of Boston, copyright 1907, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Very truly yours, Clara Barton.” Double suede matted and framed to an overall size of 9.25 x 11.5. In fine condition, with a horizontal crease to background, and some light creasing to bottom border. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

189. Claude Louis Berthollet. French

chemist (1748–1822). His contributions to chemistry include the analysis of ammonia and prussic acid and the discovery of the bleaching properties of chlorine. Untranslated ALS in French, signed twice, “Berthollet,” one page, 5.5 x 8. In very good condition, with light creasing, a uniform shade of toning, scattered foxing, a few lines of text crossed out, trimmed edges, and a horizontal mailing fold passing through both signatures. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

The Red Cross founder writes of the organization’s early struggles 188. Clara Barton. Teacher and humanitarian (1821–1912)

best known for organizing the relief organization the American Red Cross. ALS, five pages, 5.25 x 7, July 12, 1903. In a letter to her sister Harriette, Barton supplies a detailed account of actions being taken by her association, and the grievous state of its members, injured by an onslaught of persecution. In part: “Mr. Howe, the Superintendent of the First Aid Dept., has just picked himself up from an attack of our work, which held him quiet for three weeks and is at work with the force of two good men… We can get very little help from Mr. Atwater as Mrs. Atwater… is very ill I’m sure, completely broken down nervously, which should not have been. Our literature grows apace, we are getting out some good booklets. Our membership cards are ready, and only want to be put in motion, to become a source of revenue. The Emergency cards are ready for sale & they too will be a source of revenue and of good work. We have invited the Governors of all the states and territories to act as an advisory committee and have received the most genial replies of acceptance…We shall have our Advisory committee surely enough…I have covered four pages and said nothing… I wonder if you don’t think it’s time you look after me - and see what you think should be done with this uncertain piece of perplexity.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Barton’s hand. In this letter, written five months after the mentioned First Aid Department was established, Barton details the resistance thrown up by some against the Red Cross’ work. The department Howe was superintendent of was set up to provide classes for training in first aid and other methods of treatment for the injured. This effort was resisted by doctors and nurses who felt such training shouldn’t be provided to lay people. Here, twenty-two years after Barton founded the Red Cross, we see her still fighting to establish and grow what has become one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations: a fascinating letter paying testimony to the organization’s early difficulties and Barton’s willingness to fight for what she believed in, even at age 82. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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One of the most important scientists of the 18th century 190. Giovanni Battista Morgagni. Italian anatomist (1682–1771) cel-

ebrated as the father of modern anatomical pathology. ALS in Italian, signed “G. B. Morgagni,” one page, 8 x 5.5, September 26, 1739. Letter to an associate. In full (translated): “I have carefully read and reread the enclosed papers with the intention of availing myself of the liberty you gave me so generously to modify it. But in truth I have only found matter to praise and if any word have I changed I did it because I wanted to obey your clear meaning. Please use it as you wish. Had I had the opportunity of seeing you yesterday I would have asked what opinion did Calemi give you on what was said in the printed Acts of Leipzig. But I believe you did right in such circumstance to follow the advice of Mr. Mezzanino and from what I can gather I thank God for having prevented you from being exposed. Please take good care of yourself and you will greatly oblige your very humble servant and cordial friend and colleague.” Central vertical fold, small pencil notation to top left, and scattered toning and foxing, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Uncommon signature from the lawyer who played a pivotal role in both Lincoln’s and Johnson’s dramatic trials 191. John Bingham.

Judge advocate in the trial of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination conspiracy and a persecutor in Andrew Johnson’s impeachment hearings. Ink signature on an off-white 4.75 x 4.5 sheet of personal letterhead. Scattered light creasing, a central horizontal mailing fold passing through the signature, a trivial spot of soiling, and trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

193. Camilla Parker Bowles. TLS, one page,

8.25 x 11.5, Raymill House letterhead, no date. Letter of thanks for a gift. In full: “Thank you very much for the card and the large box of chocolates. They look extremely tempting and I am sure they will not last until the New Year. Thank you, once again, for your good wishes and I hope you have a very happy Christmas.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, with vertical fold through a single letter of signature, and a few light creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Medical pioneer presents “medicinal plants”

192. Herman Boerhaave. Dutch botanist, humanist, and physician (1668– 1738). He is regarded as the founder of clinical teaching and of the modern academic hospital. Third person ALS, in Latin, signed “H. Boerhaave,” one page, 4 x 5.75, no date. In full (translated): “To the illustrious gentleman Chevalier Franz Cornelius from H. Boerhaave. On the first day of this month have I received fifteen rare and excellent medicinal plants brought to me from Venice by Mr. La Court, and thought you might appreciate some and these would bring you on your trip a small sign of my respectful appreciation.” In fine condition, with a horizontal fold and some scattered light toning. This letter is reproduced in the classic German book of Hans-Rudolf Wiedemann, Letters of Great Scientists and Naturalists published in Lübeck in 1989. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) Notables 47


194. William Bradford. American soldier and jurist (1755–1795) who served as the second U S Attorney General from 1794–95. ALS signed “W. Bradford Jun,” one page, 6.25 x 8, January 31, 1786, addressed in Bradford’s hand on the reverse of the second integral page. Bradford writes regarding a recent judgment, in part: “Mr. Bind carries with him an Execution against Boyd, on the Judgment obtained by Wilson, which the Sup: Court have confirmed. The assignment…& the replication was folded up in the record & escaped our observation until the court held on Sept…I have dictated a if: for but Mr. Bind can alter it…” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, none of which affect the bold signature, toning, a few moderate areas of adhesive spots soiling, and a small area of paper loss to the left edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Fascinating and informative archive, with exceedingly rare notes by Brady, detailing Charles Frederick’s business and rivalry with Brady 195. Mathew Brady. A most important and historic archive of letters and images

concerning the wide-ranging photographic business operation of Charles D. Fredricks (1823-1894). Fredericks was an American pioneer photographer in direct competition with Brady, Gurney, and Tomlinson, and indeed his New York gallery was often described as far superior to those of his contemporaries. He is credited with the invention of the carte de visite and the mammoth photograph. The archive offered is largely centered upon the Civil War years, and gives a rare view of how the infant industry was conducted at that time. Of particular importance are the letters of Henry Avery, Fredrick’s partner and assistant in the field, as well as letters from Fredricks and his assistants to Mathew Brady, several with autograph notes at the bottom by Brady, signed “B.” The single Autograph Letter from Fredricks to Brady is one page, written from New York, Apr. 2, 1866, concerning an apparent dispute between the two over a $200 debt. At the bottom, Brady has penciled five lines of notes concerning the debt, then adds in ink: “The above Account-in pencil-was made on receipt of this letter. B”. Another letter, four pages, written from New York, Nov. 25 [1864?] was written to Brady by Elijah Cook, Fredrick’s nephew, strangely discussing business and mentions the delivery of $200 to his aunt. At top, Brady writes: “You will notice by the words underlined that the money was to have been handed to Mrs. Fredricks - that is why I sent it to him instead of Mrs. Fredrick. B”. Pinned to this letter is an autographed note by Brady which reads: “You will notice his erasure-where he first wrote ‘sent to’ my aunt & afterward written ‘given to’ my aunt by me.” Another letter from Cook, also discussing the debt, bears Brady’s docket on the reverse: “E L Cook May 18, 1865.” Also included are approximately 25 ALSs by Henry Avery to Fredricks, about 80 pages total, dating from November 31, 1864, to May 10, 1865, giving his partner in Havana updates on their business. In very small part: “I have made our Card Photographs of Celebrities at $10 per hundred and sales immediately came up almost double…I will share with you equally…all losses by Pirates…endeavoring to get up an excitement… in the Porcelain and Double Card picture…I have exhausted all the money we have…I do not feel much encouraged…2,000 more albums, every one of which is sold…made arrangements for Malmedy Paper…our sales in albums average nightly from $15 to $40…if our business is not managed close we shall have losses…the state of the Country, chances of the closing of the war, and a general panic in perspective causes great caution in all the channels of business…we are not making much of anything…The South cannot fight any long fights…their ports are closed…it is hard kicking against the pricks…cards are decreasing with us but large works are increasing…the murder of Lincoln has completely checked all business…we have no life negatives except of Booth…we were the only parties who had any life pictures.” There is an incredible amount of financial news and business expenses concerning their New York, Paris, and Havana galleries, all tempered by Avery’s pessimism and some accusation by Fredricks of malfeasance or at least squandering of the firm’s cash. There are also more than 60 ALSs to Fredricks from his wife Louise, written from their home in New Jersey and setting forth family news, with allusions to her husband’s trysts and the family’s lack of funds; about 15 letters and documents from his bankers concerning financial matters, with three checks signed by Fredricks; a small group of letters from his sister; 13 lengthy letters from his managers, Augusto Daires in Havana and a Mr. Penabert in Paris, about 40 pages total, most penned in 1865, dealing primarily with business-related matters. Additionally there are a number of photographs included in the lot, notably two cased images, the first a 2.75 x 3 daguerreotype by Fredricks, possibly a bust self-portrait, a similar sized tintype of an ornately dressed lady, also by Fredricks, and 17 cartes de visite, including full-length images of Fredricks and his wife Louise, Gen. Tom Thumb and wife, Lincoln (a bit faded, trimmed at edges), Horace Greeley, with the balance unidentified. Finally, there is a blue and white striped sleeve, closed at one end, 10 x 6, likely used to handle wet plates or negatives. In overall very good to fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“Instead of criticizing others, let’s try to improve ourselves; that way we’ll do better service to ourselves” 196. Edouard Branly.

197. Lord Henry Peter Brougham.

French inventor (1844–1940) primarily known for his involvement in wireless telegraphy. AQS, in French, on a 5.25 x 8.25 sheet of graph-like paper. Branly writes, (translated): “Instead of criticizing others, let’s try to improve ourselves; that way we’ll do better service to ourselves. Edouard Branly.” In very good condition, with repair on reverse of a complete horizontal separation between quote and signature, central vertical fold, and a uniform shade of mild toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Scottish jurist and political leader. Two ALSs in his difficult to decipher hand: one page, both sides, 4.5 x 7.25, no date; and four pages on two adjoining sheets, 9.5 x 7.75 no date. In very good condition, with toning and soiling to both, area of paper loss from a mounting remnant to the blank second integral page of the first letter, intersecting folds, a few tears and show-through from writing on each side to the second letter. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Financial document from the prep school bearing his name

198. Moses Brown.

DS, one page, 7.75 x 3.25, April 5, 1830. Brown acknowledges receipt of $139.02 from William Jenkins. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, light show-through from docketing on reverse, and some light mirroring of ink. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

After being married himself three times, Brown University’s namesake attempts to arrange a marriage for friends 199. Moses Brown. Co-founder of Brown University (1738–1836), he

was also responsible for the construction of the first factory houses during the American industrial revolution. ALS, one page both sides, 7.25 x 12.25, November 24, 1816. Letter to John Alsop in Athens, New York. In part (with grammar and spelling retained): “My friend William Jenkins having informd me he is going to your place as well as Hudson New York…I thought this evening I would attempt to drop some lines to thee having a fresh remembrance of…Thomas Jenkins…I can say as much to thee as I did to him as to the prospect before Wm. of thy daughter Hannah, that I think him a worthy young man, a competent match for any young Woman who is worthy of him. Should they be united and be here in my time I trust I shall take pleasure in manifesting my Fatherly and Brotherly love and affection toward them, Tho Wm. knows nothing of my writing nor have I any apprehension that my approbation of their union is needfull yet I feel a freedom to say as much to thee and if thou feels no objection I am free that Hannah be informed that my love is to her tho unknown, I may say for her Dear Mother’s sake…My House and Family will be as open to her as it was to thee.” Second integral page bears an address panel in Moses’ hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning, small tear to top edge, partial separation along hinge, and small area of paper loss to second page. During the ninety-seven years of his life, Moses Brown continually let his concern for his fellow man drive his actions. It was this desire to help others that lead him to contribute to the establishment of numerous schools (including Brown University), to fight for the abolition of slavery, and to campaign for peace. In this letter we see him using his gift of language not to fight for the betterment of society, but to make his case for marriage of two friends’ children; one he believes will bring them both joy and happiness, displaying the warmth and appreciation that underlined his Quaker values. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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200. William Jennings Bryan.

American politician (1860–1925), three-time presidential candidate, secretary of state under Woodrow Wilson, and one of the attorneys in the 1925 Scopes Trial. ALS signed “W. J. Bryan,” one page, 8 x 10.5, December 7. Letter to a friend. In part: “We are hoping to start for Miami on 19th stopping between trains at Asheville. Wonder if you will be going about that time or before?” In very good condition, with uniform light toning, scattered creases and wrinkles, a couple brushes to text, and clipped top right corner tip. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“I send you by this mail the 2nd part of ‘Mellow England’” 201. John Burroughs.

Famed American naturalist (1837–1921) best known for his writings on nature and travel. ALS, one page, 5 x 8, September 11, 1872. In a letter to a publisher R. W. Gilder, Burroughs writes, in full: “I send you by this mail the 2nd part of ‘Mellow England.’ Please let me know at an early day whether or not you can use it in the ‘monthly.’ When will the fourth part be published? Or would you prefer to make one paper of the whole of it?” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, none of which affect the signature, light creasing, and a small tear at the top edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

203. Vannevar Bush. Engineer (1890–1974) known for his pivotal role in the development of the atomic bomb as a primary organizer of the Manhattan Project. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Vannevar Bush,” on an off-white 6 x 1.75 slip. Slip is affixed to an 8.5 x 11 album page with an affixed clipped photo and biographical information. Area of light toning from show-through from adhesive on reverse, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

After being surprised by members of his expedition, Byrd writes: “I have nothing that I value more than this, coming as it does from you fellows who served me” 204. Richard Byrd. TLS signed “R.

E. Byrd,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, October 26, 1938. Letter of thanks for a surprise birthday gift. In full: “I was greatly surprised last night when about twenty-five of my men came to my home and presented me with a beautiful wrist watch. I have nothing that I value more than this, coming as it does from you fellows who served me. I want to express to you my deep and enduring appreciation. Aside from the sentimental value as a memento from you fellows, this gift will be most useful as I was really much in need of a wrist watch.” In fine condition, with a few light creases and wrinkles. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Also accompanied by a form letter from Byrd’s birthday committee concerning a gift for their leader. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Burroughs sends thanks for “the excellent picture of my old friend Walt Whitman”

202. John Burroughs. Fantastic ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, February 20, 1892. Burroughs writes about his dear friend, Walt Whitman, in full: “I thank you very cordially for the copy of the Photographic Times containing the excellent picture of my old friend Walt Whitman. This particular photo of the poet has never been a favorite with me—it shows only one phase of him & not the best phase, but it is a beautiful piece and will go well with other pictures of Whitman. Your noble words about the poet too, I thank you especially for them. They are large & generous & full of meaning.” Uniform toning, a few trivial spots of foxing on the second integral page, light brushing to the “B” in Burroughs, and a vertical fold very lightly affecting one letter of the “g,” otherwise fine condition. John Burroughs first met Whitman in 1864. He encouraged Burroughs to develop a literature of nature, with Burroughs in turn influenced Whitman’s sharp eye for detail in nature.Burroughs would go on to write two studies on Whitman. An excellent reference to one of America’s most influential poets. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

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205. Herman Cain.

Three color satin-finish photos of the presidential candidate, one 8 x 10, one 10 x 8, and one 12 x 8, each signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

206. George Canning. British

statesman and politician (1770– 1827) who served as Foreign Secretary and briefly Prime Minister. Third-person ALS, one page, 7.25 x 9, June 23, 1826. Letter reads, in part: “Mr. Canning is much obliged to Mr. Miller for the book which he has sent to Mr. Canning. Mr. Canning is afraid that it may be some time before he has leisure to look through the book.” In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds, some scattered light toning, and clipped corner tips. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“I am interested to see that Einstein is commemorated in this way” 209. James Chadwick. Winner of the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics, he discovered and proved the existence of neutrons, thus paving the way towards the fission of uranium 235 and the creation of the atomic bomb. Two items: ALS, one page signed, “J. Chadwick,” personal letterhead, April 15, 1966. Chadwick writes to an admirer, in full: “I trust that I have signed this envelope as you requested. I am interested to see that Einstein is commemorated in this way”; and an FDC honoring Albert Einstein, signed in ink, “J. Chadwick, April 1966.” Light creasing, toning, and some trivial soiling to the FDC, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 210. Walter Chrysler. Automotive mo-

207. Mathew Carey.

Irish-born publisher and economist (1760–1839). Ink signature, “Mathew Carey,” on an off-white 3 x 1 slip affixed to a slightly larger heavy stock slip. Vertical fold through a single letter of signature, horizontal fold directly under signature, and scattered toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

208. George Washington Carver. ALS

signed “Geo. W. Carver,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute letterhead, September 28, 1934. Letter to Floyd Anderson. In part: “You have a fine course … I am not surprised at you doing well in them & would be surprised if you did not. Yes, I am very proud of the pictures, they are the subject of much favorable comment. Of course I show them only to very high class and cultured people. Dear, I am very glad you got your glasses since you had to have them … I can appreciate what a real ‘kick’ the little fellows are getting out of glasses … I dare say they are very becoming to you.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a uniform shade of toning. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

gul (1875–1940) who founded the Chrysler Corporation. Signed book: Life of an American Workman. Limited edition later printing of 500 copies, this being No. 148. NY: Curtis Publishing Company, 1937. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, 202 pages. Signed and inscribed in black ink on the second free end page, “To Mr. R. Ogarrio, With kind regards, W. P. Chrysler, 1/26/38.” In very good condition, with uniform shade of toning throughout, heavier along the edges, a loose, but intact hinge, chips to the head and tail of the spine and surface loss to the cover. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

211. John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. English soldier and

statesman (1650–1722) whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs through the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Endorsement signed “Marlborough,” on the reverse of a one-page partly printed document, 7 x 14, dated April 1704. Document concerns the repayment of a one hundred pound loan. Endorsed on the reverse by Marlborough, dated December 12, 1704. In very good condition, with horizontal folds, and some scattered light toning and foxing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Chadwick pens a lengthy response to the questions of a fledging student: “The chance of a large deflexion depends on the atomic number of the atom which the alpha particle meets; in the collision energy will be transferred to the atom, according to the ordinary laws of impact” 212 . James Chadwick. Winner of the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics, he discovered the neutron for the atomic bomb. ALS signed “J. Chadwick,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, February 7, 1967. Responding to a student regarding recent experiments, Chadwick writes, in part: “I cannot answer properly your first question because you do not state the exact conditions under which the experiment was done. Moreover, in one paragraph you say that you noted 71 forking alpha particles and in the next paragraph you say that the number of forking alpha particles was almost zero. I can only take this to mean that you observed 71 large, or rather marked, deflexions of the alpha particles but that very few of these showed a fork or spur. This is only to be expected. The chance of a large deflexion depends on the atomic number of the atom which the alpha particle meets; in the collision energy will be transferred to the atom, according to the ordinary laws of impact, but the range of a heavy atom, heavily ionised, will be short and the spur will seldom be visible as a definite track. In the case of the B rays the deflexions are of course still mainly due to the atomic nuclei near which they pass, but the amount of energy transferred is very small. The occasions on which a B particle suffers such a close collision with an electron as to cause a fork, resulting in two electron tracks, will be very rare. The range of the alpha particle in the gas in your expansion chamber will depend only on the number of atoms it meets. The range, on average, will therefore vary inversely as the pressure of the gas and increase with the absolute temperature. This is indeed an elementary question to which any book on the subject will provide the answers. I must suggest that on all questions of this kind you should consult your teacher, who will be able to give a more detailed explanation and one which applies to the conditions of your experiment.” Central horizontal and vertical fold, a few light areas of brushing, and two small impressions at the bottom left corner, none of which affect the crisp signature, otherwise fine condition. In an impressive letter brimming with ample scientific jargon, Chadwick takes a step down from his own work to mentor a pupil in need. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

A distinguished image, signed just months after Churchill’s historic Iron Curtain speech

213. Winston Churchill. Stately matte-finish 6 x 8

Walter Stoneman photo of Churchill seated, affixed to a 7.5 x 10 cardstock mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, “Winston Churchill, 25 Aug–1946.” In very good condition, with scattered surface marks and moderate silvering and spotting, and an area of discoloration over the breast pocket. Always bearing a stalwart and determined expression, this photo aptly captures Churchill’s steadfast and willful spirit after losing his 1945 bid for reelection as prime minister. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Unique array of items breathing life into the day-to-day routines at the infamous town of Deadwood

214. Richard ‘Deadwood Dick’ Clarke. English frontiersman and

scout in the United States (1845– 1930) who was the inspiration for the character Deadwood Dick. Scarce glossy 3.5 x 5.5 full-length photo of Clarke, signed vertically in ink, “Richard Wm. Clarke, (Deadwood Dick).” In very good condition, with light toning, surface marks, some light emulsion, and some irregular adhesion to the signature. Accompanied by a leatherbound memorial record, TLSs, receipts, a check, and a bank ledger from the town of Deadwood. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

215. Henry Clay. Full

free frank, measuring 12.75 x 8.25 unfolded, with the address panel measuring 6.25 x 3.5, addressed in Clay’s hand to “Charles G. Tyler Esq, Middleton, Connecticut,” and franked in the upper right, “Free H. Clay.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, light toning and scattered surface creasing, three staple marks lining the left edge of the address panel, and a few small tears. Accompanied by a steel engraving photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

217. George Clinton.

American soldier and statesman (1739–1812) who served as governor of New York and vice president in the Jefferson and Madison administrations. Partly-printed DS, signed “Geo. Clinton,” one page, 8.5 x 6.5, February 27, 1789. Documenting payment to Nathaniel Lawrence “For Attendance as a Delegate in Convention at Poughkeepsie, as a Member from Queens County, between the seventeenth Day of June 1788, and the twenty-fifth Day of July…at the Sum of Twenty seven pounds, twelve shillings.” In good condition, with a complete, central horizontal separation, lightly affecting the first letter of the signature, intersecting folds with small areas of separation, scattered toning, adhesive remnants at the bottom right corner, and two binder holes along the left edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

218. George Clinton. American

soldier and statesman (1739– 1812) who served as governor of New York and vice president in the Jefferson and Madison administrations. ALS signed “Geo C. Clinton,” one page, 7 x 9, May 20, 1777. Letter to Nicholas Quackenbush, quartermaster at Albany. In part, “I would be glad you would send me by the Bearer…the bords for my Markee & Working Lines.” After his signature, Clinton adds a brief postscript which reads, “You won’t forget the Locks for my Boats.” In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, scattered toning, light mirroring of signature from folding, show-through from docketing on reverse, and a small area of paper loss to left edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

216. Henry Clay. ALS signed “H. Clay,” one page, 7.75 x 10, May 19, 1840. Letter to Michael Sowers. In full: “Enclosed is a check for $40, being the amount of your pension due from the 3 March to the 3rd Sept 1839. That which has accrued since the 3rd Sept. 1839 it seems must be received in Philada [sic]. It is not convenient for me to attend to the receipt of that. Not being in the habit of receiving any compensation in such care, I charge you nothing.” Second integral page bears a hand-addressed and free franked panel in Clay’s hand to Sower, franked in the upper right, “Free H. Clay.” Cloth matted and framed with a portrait of Clay, to an overall size of 23 x 28.5.Intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, some light paper loss along folds (mostly to second page), and scattered toning and soiling, otherwise very good condition. Second panel also retains most of the black wax seal. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I was born near LeClair fifteen miles above Davenport Iowa” 219. William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody. ALS signed “W.

F. Cody,” one page, lightlylined, 6.25 x 11, Cody’s Irma Hotel letterhead, November 22, 1913. Brief letter to a man in Illinois. In full: “I was born near LeClair fifteen miles above Davenport Iowa.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, passing through a single letter of signature, a few small edge tears, uniform light toning, and partial mirroring of signature from folding. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Cody’s hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Excellent oversized image of ‘Buffalo Bill,’ presenting a most dignified pose

220. William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody. Vintage se-

pia matte-finish 13 x 16 full-length photo of the famed showman in thigh-high boots and cascading tassels, affixed to a mount of the same size, signed in ink, “With the compliments of their old friend—Wm. Cody, ‘Buffalo Bill,’ Mar– 1897.” In good to very good condition, with scattered surface creasing and soiling, mild to moderate areas of paper loss, and moderate contrast to the signature. An exemplar image capturing the boisterous energy of the colorful showman, in an uncommonly large size. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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221. Charles Magill Conrad. Louisiana poli-

tician (1850–1878) who served as a member of the U S Senate, House of Representatives, and Confederate Congress. He served under Millard Fillmore as secretary of war from 1850–1853, and brigadier-general in the Confederate army. Partial LS signed “C. M. Conrad,” one page, both sides, 7.25 x 4.25, September 15, 1844. Conrad writes, in part: “We are to have a grand mass convention of the whigs of the state of B. Rouge on the 7th Oct…I have no doubt whatever from the feeling already manifested that this convention will exceed in numbers and enthusiasm that of 1840 which was the flash of lightning that preceded that whig thunder of that year in Louisiana—If Louisiana does not go for Clay I shall never again make a political prediction.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a rough bottom edge where the bottom of the letter was removed, mounting remnants along the front top edge, and show-through from writing on the reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

222. Paul-Henri-Benjamin d’Estournelles de Constant.

French diplomat and politician (1852–1924), winner of the 1909 Nobel Peace Prize. ALS in French, signed “d’Estournelles,” one page, 4.25 x 5.25, no date, but postmarked February 18, 1899. Untranslated letter to a gentleman in a self-contained air mail envelope. In very good condition, with missing lower left corner and scattered light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

223. Baron Georges Cuvier.

French naturalist and zoologist (1769–1832). He originated the natural system of animal classification, and through his studies of animal and fish fossils he established the sciences of palaeontology and comparative anatomy. LS in French, signed “G. Cuvier,” one page, 8 x 12, Commission de l’Instruction publique letterhead, September 19, 1818. Letter reminding his correspondent that he has ignored for over two years repeated requests for a list of the University Students. Cuvier gives him a last chance to send the lists of the last two years, which would avoid “our displeasure to have to use against you measures that we dislike.” Second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning, foxing, and soiling, a pencil notation to top, and a small seal remnant to left edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Curie thanks the women of America for facilitating her first trip across the pond…and presenting her with a highly-coveted gram of radon 224. Marie Curie. Polish-born French physicist (1867-1934), she and her husband Pierre

discovered two new elements, polonium and radium, in 1898. In 1911 she won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She died of leukemia brought about by her work with radioactive material. Typed statement, signed “M. Curie,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Marie Curie Radium Fund letterhead, no date. A statement given to news reporters the day she landed in the United States on the S. S. Olympic, to receive the gram of radium obtained for her by American women. In full: “I have for years wished to visit America, but my laboratory work and my children made this impossible until now. I am happy to bring my daughters to see your great country with me. They share my gratitude to the American women for their interest in science and in my work. Will you please for me thank the American people.” In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one through the last letter of signature, some scattered light toning and rippling, and moderate show-through from mounting remnants on reverse. Responding to an invitation from journalist Marie Mattingly ‘Missy’ Meloney (the woman who, in a previous interview with Curie, uncovered her desire for a gram of radon), Curie set out for the US to receive that very gift, made possible through the tireless fundraising of Meloney and various donations made mostly by American women. In May of 1921, the physicist came to America for the first time, her daughters Irene and Eve in tow. President Harding presented Curie with the radon at the White House on May 20, 1921, and from there the ‘Radium Lady’ embarked on a chaotic six week schedule of events. She mingled with fellow physicists, observed techniques, exchanged ideas, and received various donations of money, ore, and equipment to further her research in Paris. This statement, issued as the S. S. Olympic delivered her safely to shore, sends thanks to the fervent labors of the women who made her first voyage to America, and a $100,000 gram of radon, a reality.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Almost seven years after the end of the Civil War, Davis and Beauregard continue their feud 225. Jefferson Davis. ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 8, March 4, 1872. Letter to General Braxton Bragg. In full: “Accept my thanks for your prompt compliance with my request for information in regard to Beauregard’s misrepresentation. My impression has been that the order to you caused this application for surgeon’s certificate because my recollection is that he told you that he, as an engineer officer, was not sufficiently acquainted with matters of organization etc. etc. to perform the duties required by the condition of the command at Tupelo, and that he would therefore devolve them upon you. Of this there would be no record, but if you have no objection to stating it, I would be glad to know if your memory is the same as my own. Please make my respects to Mrs. Bragg. I had hoped to have visited Mobile before this time, but things of sufficient importance to detain me have one after another occurred and postponed the projected trip.” On the reverse of the second integral page, Bragg has docketed, “Memphis, 4th March ‘72. Jeffer Davis. Beauregard’s public writing about his relief from command of army at Tupelo.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, some tape reinforcement along hinge, and light show-through from writing on opposing sides. In this letter from the former president of the Confederacy to the general who took over command of the Army of Mississippi from Beauregard, Davis attempts to get Bragg’s confirmation of remembrances of events. This was in response to Beauregard’s publication of articles blaming Davis for the Confederate defeat and claiming to be wrongly relieved of command. The two men wrote numerous articles after the war bitterly accusing each other for the South’s failure to win the war. The hostility between them maintained through the rest of their lives with Beauregard refusing the honor of heading Davis’ funeral procession, saying “We have always been enemies. I cannot pretend I am sorry he is gone. I am no hypocrite.” This is a unique letter involving several key players in the Confederacy and illustrating the disharmony between them that lasted long after the last shots were fired. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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226.

Dalai Lama.

FDC with a cachet honoring the Bicentennial Era of the American Farmer, signed by the spiritual leader in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

230. Declaration of Independence: George Ross. 227. Jefferson Davis. ANS signed “Jeffer

Davis,” one page, 3.75 x 2, no date. Brief note that reads, “Please present my respects to Mrs. Smith and your children and believe me very truly, Your friend.” In fine condition, with horizontal fold through portion of signature, some scattered light toning, and closely trimmed edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

228. Declaration of Independence: William Ellery. Signer of

the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island (1727–1820). Stately ink signature, “Wm. Ellery,” on an offwhite 1.5 x 1 clipped slip affixed to an individualsized card. Matted with a steel engraving image of Ellery, along with a small print of the Declaration of Independence, to an overall size of 17.5 x 13.5. In very good condition, with some light wear and toning, a small ink notation visible at the top left corner, and a small area of paper loss to the bottom right corner. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

229. Declaration of Independence: Thomas McKean. Signer of

the Declaration of Independence from Delaware (1734–1817) who later served as a Revolutionary War officer, delegate to the Continental Congress, and Governor of Pennsylvania. Precise ink signature, “Tho M:Kean,” on an off-white 2.75 x 1.25 slip, clipped from a larger document or letter. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1730–1779). Ink signature, “Geo: Ross,” on a 1.75 x 1 clipped slip. Matted with a portrait of Ross and a commemorative medallion, to an overall size of 11.75 x 19. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning and soiling, and a rough bottom edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

231. Declaration of Independence: William Whipple. Signer

of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire (1730–1785). Scarce ink signature, “Wm. Whipple,” on an off-white 2.75 x .75 slip inlaid in a larger sheet, which could be easily matted out. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning and some scattered light soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

232. Declaration of Independence: William Williams. Signer

of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1731–1811). Ink signature “Wm. Williams” on a 3 x 1.25 slip cut from a larger document. Another signature has been placed beneath Williams’s. Vertical crease passing through his first name, toning, a few ink marks, and show-through from handwriting on opposing sides otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

233. Paul Deschanel. French statesman

who served as President of France from February to September 1920. ALS, one page both sides, 4 x 5.25, blackbordered Chambre des Deputes letterhead, February 4, 1904. Untranslated letter to a friend. In fine condition, with central horizontal fold and end of signature extending over hinge to second integral page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“You must know all too well what a female needs more that anything (apart from a husband!)” 234. Diana. ALS, two pages both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, Kensington Palace letterhead, June 28, 1985. Letter of thanks to her friend Janet. In full: “Of course I opened your present! I have never been able to keep a parcel until the big day, & I am not going to start at 24! I cannot thank you enough for thinking of me in such a special way—The matching coat-hangers are gorgeous & all that lace as well is very spoiling. You must know all too well what a female needs more that anything (apart from a husband!) is a mass of hangers for the clothes so your kindness has been enormously appreciated. I am deeply touched by all the time & trouble you must have took, especially when things haven’t been too easy at home recently. A million thanks, Janet, for my lovely birthday present & I’m not at all sorry for opening my parcel early…I’m so glad that I did!” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold to both pages. A rare lengthy letter showing Diana’s lighter side. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

A uniquely personal pairing: a beautiful Wedgwood birthday vase, along with Diana’s hand-penned gift tag

235. Diana. Small light blue Wedgwood vase with raised cream-colored figures in a garden, marked “Wedgwood” on the bottom, paired with its original 2 x 2 gift tag, addressed on the front in black felt tip by Diana, “To Cathy,” and signed inside, “Happy Birthday, Diana.” In fine condition, with expected small punch hole to top left corner of card. A one-of-a-kind present from the generous princess. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) Notables 57


1982 royal Christmas card to “Granny,” perhaps to the Queen Mother 236. Diana and Charles. Christmas card from 1982, 13.5 x 6 open, embossed in gold on the outside with Prince of Wales’s Feathers and Garter motto, as well as the Spencer family arms. Inside, the card bears a satin-finish 5.5 x 4.5 color satinfinish photo of Charles and Diana holding a baby Prince William. Printed opposite the photograph is the sentiment “With all Good Wishes for Christmas and the New Year,” signed at the bottom in blue ink, “With fondest love, Diana &,” and signed in black ink, “Charles.” Diana also inscribes the top of the card, “Dearest Granny.” In fine condition, with some light surface loss along bottom edge of front cover. A holiday greeting to a close family member, perhaps even the ‘Queen Mum’ herself. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

The father of the notorious bank robber barnstorms the country 237. John Dillinger, Sr. Father

of notorious gangster John Dillinger (1864–1943). Vintage 3.25 x 5.5 cardstock photo of Dillinger posing outside with a Tommy gun and pistol in his hands, signed in fountain pen, “John Dillinger, Sr.” Pencil notation on reverse reads, “At Fargo Fair, July 12, 1934.” Scattered toning and foxing, and the “Sr.,” crossed out, otherwise fine condition. John Sr., and his family toured vaudeville and fairs making personal appearances after his son’s death. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

238. Benjamin Disraeli. Prime

Minister of the UK (1804–1881) in 1868 and 1874–1880. Third-person ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, blackbordered 10 Downing Street letterhead, February 16, 1875. Letter of invitation to a minister. In full: “Mr. Disraeli presents his compliments to the Minister of Greece, & would be happy to receive His Excellency here tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1/2 past two o’clock.” In fine condition, with scattered light toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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239. Benjamin Disraeli. ALS

signed “Disraeli,” one page, 6.75 x 8.5, March 2, 1858. Disraeli writes from Downing Street, in full: “As matters of considerable importance will come under discussion in the House of Commons after Parliament meets again on the 12th, of next month, I shall feel greatly obliged by your early attendance in the House.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, none of which affect the signature, mild to moderate creasing, and uniform toning with scattered darker areas and foxing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

240.

DNA: Francis Crick.

Signed book: Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature. First edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1981. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 192 pages. Signed in black felt tip on the title page, “Francis Crick.” A shadow of a price sticker on the first free end page, and mild creasing and rubbing on the cover, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

241. DNA: James D. Watson.

Signed book: The Double Helix. First edition. NY: Atheneum, 1968. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 226 pages. Signed in black ballpoint on the title page, “James D. Watson.” Mild surface rubbing, creasing, and a trivial area of paper loss to the top of the spine, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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242. DNA: James D. Watson. Signed

book: Genes, Girls and Gamow. First edition, later printing. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 259 pages. Signed on the title page in black ballpoint, “James D. Watson.” In fine condition, with light surface rubbing towards the bottom of the cover. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

245. Charles E. Duryea. Eleven ink signatures, “Chas. E. Duryea,” on individual off-white 5 x 1 slips irregularly clipped from the bottoms of checks. Some trivial soiling, a few bearing the expected cancellation holes which barely affect the signatures, and a small pencil notation to one, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

243. Paul Doumer. Presi-

dent of France (1857–1932) who served from June of 1931 until his assassination. ALS in French, one page, 4.5 x 6.75, Chambre des Deputes letterhead, March 18, 1907. Letter to a good friend. In full (translated): “I am happy to hear that my presence at the Alliance Française was well received. That was what I expected by accepting your very kind invitation Hoping to have the pleasure of seeing you soon.” In fine condition, with some mild toning to left side. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

244. Gaston Doumergue. French

politician of the Third Republic (1863–1937). ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Tournefeuille letterhead, November 19, 1935. Letter to Monsieur Laporte. In full (translated): “I have just received your letter and I am writing to those Ladies from the Jury whom I believe I can influence. If only merit was under consideration, Mr. Doumergue and myself are convinced you would stand a great chance. All our very best.” A central horizontal fold, some scattered light soiling, and a few creases, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Fantastic page of minutes containing the signatures of Thomas Edison and his Board of Directors 246. Thomas Edison. DS

concerning A Meeting of the Board of Directors of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., one page, 8 x 11, July 26, 1922. Those members present are Chairmen Charles Edison, Stephen B. Mambert, and Harry F. Miller; Director Henry Lanahan; Secretary J. W. Robinson; and L. W. McChesney of the Edison Primary Battery Division. The minutes describe a meeting called regarding McChesney’s request “that the Board authorize the declaration of an internal dividend of $10,820.34, being the net profits of Edison Primary Battery Division for the month of June, 1922, said dividend to be due and payable to the General Division on or before August 15, 1922,” a motion that is approved and signed off by Vice President and Financial Executive, “Stephen M. Mambert,” the Board members, “Charles Edison,” “H . F. Miller,” “Henry Lanahan,” “J. W. Robinson,” Mambert again, and boldly, “Thos. A. Edison.” Uniform toning with some heavier areas along the edges, a few trivial spots of soiling, and light adhesive remnants along the left border, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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In a stunning image featuring an exceptionally rare and poignant quote, Edison prophecizes about his latest invention “I believe time will prove that the Alkaline Storage battery will produce important changes in our present transportation systems” 247. Thomas Edison. Truly remarkable vintage pearl-

finish 5.25 x 7.25 photo of Edison cradling one of his batteries in his lap, affixed to a 6.75 x 10 mount, beautifully signed in fountain pen on the mount, “I believe time will prove that the Alkaline Storage battery will produce important changes in our present transportation systems. Thomas A. Edison.” Edison has signed with a particularly robust ‘umbrella’ signature. Pencil notation on reverse of mount reads, “Property of W. E. Holland, May 4, 1911.” In clean, fine condition, with scattered silvering to image, visible only at an angle, a few light scuffs to right side of image, and a few chips to edges of mount. Accompanied by an 8x10 unsigned portrait of Holland, also an advertisement from The Literary Digest, dated May 10, 1930, featuring Holland as the chief engineer for RCA talking about their new bulbs, and two books written by Holland, The 1910 Edison Storage Battery and an autobiography called Reflections from 1965 about his days working with Edison. Walter E. Holland is closely associated with Edison’s work on the battery. He was appointed Chief Electrical Engineer of the Edison Storage Battery Company in January of 1911, a position that set him in charge of the engineering, research, testing and service departments. Holland had great respect for Edison, having begun working at the company right after high school. In 1910, he would publish his lab reports in The 1910 Edison Storage Battery: A Test of the Edison Storage Battery. Edison passionately believed in the power and usefulness of the alkaline battery. An avid automobile enthusiast, his initial inspiration behind the creation of the battery was to power an electric propulsion vehicle with a light-weight storage battery that would prove more efficient than the conventional lead-acid storage batteries. After a decade of research and development, Edison had his battery, but was too late to apply it to his initial subject; by the late 1890s, internal combustion engines ruled the automotive market. Regardless, a variety of very profitable uses were found for his latest innovative offering, including the lighting of railway cars and signals, maritime buoys, and miners lamps. This invention would prove to be Edison’s most lucrative yet, as the alkaline battery would grow to become one of the world’s most commonly used energy sources, even today. An exceedingly scarce and outstanding piece, featuring a bold prediction of success that would come to fruition in such different ways than its inventor could ever have dreamed. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA..…(MB $500)

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A rare letter in which the brilliant architect thanks a columnist for his positive words in the face of the tower’s demolition: “I’m writing a note to Mr. Frantz Reichel to thank him for speaking about the tower in such friendly terms” 248. Gustave Eiffel. French engineer

(1832–1923) best remembered for designing the tower that bears his name. ALS signed “G. Eiffel,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 4, personal letterhead, November 28, 1909. Letter to Gaston Calmette, editor of Le Figaro. In part (translated): “I’m writing a note to Mr. Frantz Reichel to thank him for speaking about the tower in such friendly terms.—But I also very much want to tell you personally how obliged I am to you. Every time le Figaro has an opportunity to do me a service you do it yourself most attentively. I’m most sincerely grateful.” In fine condition, with uniform toning, and a couple trivial spots. Eiffel sends Calmette heartfelt appreciation regarding the “friendly” sentiments of French Olympian and Le Figaro columnist, Frantz Reichel. The timing of this letter coincided with the expiration of the 20 year permit the city of Paris had allowed for the tower; the plan was to dismantle what many considered a very un-Parisian eyesore of modern, industrial architecture, and use the material for scrap metal. However, the sheer size of the tower proved useful in the advent of radio communication, and the tower was left intact to serve as an antennae. It is extremely probable that Reichel had written a pro-Eiffel piece, doing his part to save the tallest structure in Europe. Calmette was also an avid supporter, who always “attentively” saw to whatever “service” Eiffel required. Of all the Eiffel letters we have seen, none make mention of his esteemed creation, especially on the brink of its destruction. A highly desirable and truly uncommon piece.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Einstein lends his name to help Spanish refugees in 1939

249. Albert Einstein. TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,”

one page, 8.25 x 10, blind-stamped personal letterhead, June 23, 1939. Letter to Edward Barsky, of the Medial Aid Committee of the Spanish Refugee Relief Campaign. In full (translated): “I am happy to agree that my name be included on the sponsor list of your Committee. With the highest esteem.” Triple cloth matted and framed to an overall size of 14.75 x 17.25. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, staple hole to top left, pencil notation to top right, and a uniform shade of toning. An impassioned revolutionary, both Einstein and his anarchist nephew, Carl Enstein, lent vigorous support to the anti-Franco forces in the Spanish Civil War. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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253.

Pristine full Einstein signature from the year the war ended by way of the atom bomb

Ferdinand II.

Holy Roman emperor, king of Bohemia and of Hungary (1578–1637); successor of Holy Roman Emperor Matthias. Manuscript DS, in German, signed “Ferdinand,” one page both sides, 8 x 12, April 26, 1633. Untranslated document, neatly signed at the conclusion. Pencil notations, including one under signature, scattered toning, intersecting folds, and scattered foxing, otherwise very good condition. The paper seal on the second integral page is crisp and intact. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

250. Albert Einstein. Superb ink signature, “Albert Einstein 1945,”

on an off-white 5 x 2.25 card. In fine condition, with mounting remnants to reverse. An exceptional example from the year World War II ended with the use of the atomic bomb. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

251. Edward Everett. American states-

man (1794–1865) who served in the House and Senate and as president of Harvard, minister to Great Britain, and secretary of state. AQS signed “Edward Everett,” on a 4.5 x 2.75 off-white trimmed sheet, dated Boston 12 Sept. 1862. In full: “Wherewithal shall a Young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Ps. cxix. 9.” In fine condition, with some trivial creasing and a few light spots of foxing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

252. Edward Everett.

ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 7.5, November 10, 1859. In a letter to W. E. P. Pellet, Everett writes, in part: “I have received your favor of the 6th…writing me to attend the First Annual Celebrations of the Norwich Punters’ Union on the 24th of January, the anniversary of the Birth-day of the most Illustrious member of your craft. It shall give me much pleasure to join you…but the uncertainly of my movements the ensuing winter puts it out of my power…” In very good condition, with scattered toning, a few small areas of soiling, and a few small separations along the mailing folds. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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254. Harvey Firestone. American industrialist (1868–1938) who organized the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1900. He later became a close associate of Henry Ford and the main supplier of tires for Ford’s automobiles. Vintage color postcard of Firestore’s Singing Color Fountain and multi-color shadow sign, hailing “A Century of progress,” signed on the reverse in purple fountain pen, “Harvey S. Firestone.” In fine condition, with light block of toning to right edge of reverse, slightly affecting the last few letters of signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Unique receipt from Ford Theatre’s namesake, as he picks up only a portion of the tab for burial accoutrements

255. John T. Ford. H. Sander & Son, Patentees and Manufacturers of the Patent Burial Casket receipt, signed “J. T. Ford,” 8.5 x 7, lightly-lined ledger, July 28, 1883, for services rendered in the amount of $124.00, Ford signing his name to the left for a $100 payment towards caskets, leaving the remaining $24.00 to Elizabeth Bachmann and her daughter. Intersecting folds, uniform shade of toning with some scattered heavier spots, one lightly affecting the signature, a staple mark towards the top left corner, and ink notations in another hand, otherwise fine condition. Documented on a fantastic ledger bearing a printed drawing of the casket shop, this receipt bears a rare signature on an even more exceptional medium. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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The prosecutor who helped engineer the Reign of Terror signs the death warrant of the unfortunate Dr. Jean Baptise Ruffat 256. Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville. French revolutionary and public prosecutor of the Revolutionary Tribunal (1746–1795). He personified the ruthlessness of the Reign of Terror and claimed among his victims Marie Antoinette and Georges Danton. After the fall of Robespierre, Fouquier-Tinville was himself tried and guillotined. Untranslated DS, in French, signed “A. Q. Fouquier,” one page, 7.5 x 10. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, with vertical fold passing through a single letter of signature, rough edges, small strip of old tape along reverse of top edge, and a uniform block of toning from previous display. Roughly translated, this document sealed the fate of one unfortunate Jean Baptiste Ruffat, a doctor originally from Toulouse in the Haute-Garonne department of France. Brought before the Tribunal, the 40-year-old Ruffat was condemned and his assets seized at the height of The Reign of Terror. On 11 Messidor An II of the Revolutionary Calendar (June 29, 1794), the doctor was guillotined. After sentencing an estimated 13,000-40,000 people to death, Fouquier-Tinville met the same fate. On May 6, 1795, the despised and feared prosecutor was beheaded with the ‘National Razor’ by his executioner Sanson to the delight of the Paris mob, the last of sixteen heads to roll among his convicted accomplices that day. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Freud sends a congratulatory letter to a dear friend amidst a growing personal Nazi danger 257. Sigmund Freud. ALS in Ger-

man, signed “Sigm Freud,” one page, 5.25 x 3.5, November 7, 1936, personal correspondence postcard. In an untranslated letter to his dear friend, Emil Hammerschlag, Freud extends his congratulations to his Hebrew teacher and father on his 70th birthday. In fine condition, with a light crease towards the bottom right corner, along the bottom edge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Freud’s hand. Freud enjoyed a long relationship with the Hammerschlag family beginning with Emil’s father, Samuel, who taught him Jewish religion; the younger Hammerschlag later became his Hebrew teacher. Against the backdrop of a congratulatory birthday letter, the specter of Nazi Germany tightened its grip on Austria. When the Nazis took control of Vienna they raided Jewish homes on Kristallnacht, including one Professor Alfred Adler who was mistaken for Sigmund, but it was not until his beloved daughter Anna (named after the daughter of Emil) was taken to Gestapo headquarters during a 1938 raid on his home and office that he fled Austria. Upon her release, the Freuds escaped the city with the help of their Nazi friend Sauerwald, who signed their exit visas. Father and daughter climbed aboard the Orient Express and eventually settled in London where Freud and Hammerschlag both died. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Beautiful photo of the girl whose WWII diary touched the world, signed by her father 258. Otto Frank. Father (1889–

1980) of Jewish World War II diarist Anne Frank, and the only member of his family to survive the concentration camps. Vintage glossy 4 x 5.75 photo of Anne Frank, signed in black ballpoint by her father, “Otto Frank.” adding “Anne, 1941/42.” In fine condition, with a few light surface marks and some irregular ink adhesion to the signature and date. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

262. William Gladstone.

259. Anne Frank: Miep Gies.

Dutch citizen (1909–2010) who hid Anne Frank and her family during WWII. TNS on the inside of a greeting card, dated Amsterdam, September 8, 1989, signed, “Mrs. Miep Gies,” featuring a quote from Anne Frank on the cover, “No one has ever become poor by giving,” Miep writes to Robert K. Polk, in full: “Inclosed the signed envelopes. We hope you will be satisfied.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

260. Rudy Giuliani. Color glossy

11.5 x 8 photo of Giuliani conferring with President Bush and a NYFD official at Ground Zero, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some scattered light rubbing and wear to finish and a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to corner. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

261. William Gladstone. Partial

ALS signed “W. Gladstone,” one page, 4.25 x 7, April 3, 1921. Final page of a longer letter in Gladstone’s difficult to decipher hand. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, both folds passing through signature, a couple small fold separations, trivial soiling, and a toned staple hole to lower left. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

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“My life is publici juris… I have never on the other hand felt myself entitled to discourage any one who was inclined to take up the subject” British statesman (1809–1898) who served as prime minister on four separate occasions between 1868 and 1894. ALS signed “W. E. Gladstone,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, December 14, 1889. Letter to Misters Hodder and Stoughton. In part: “But the fact is that proposals concerning Biographies are not infrequently much to me, and that I have always felt the matter to be one in which I ought not to interfere. My life is publici juris…I have never on the other hand felt myself entitled to discourage any one who was inclined to take up the subject, though you may recollect what happened in the case of Bishop Philpotts. I fear that I must retain this attitude of neutrality and with thanks for your courtesy.” In very good condition, with a couple brushes to text and scattered toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

In federal prison, Gotti vehemently defends his son: “What they’re trying to do with him is a travesty of justice at its worst… John is both strong and innocent” 263. John Gotti. Organized crime boss (born 1940) who became a major media celebrity. After an extensive operation that cost $75 million, Gotti, who had repeatedly eluded the law, was convicted of murder and racketeering in 1992. As a repeat offender, he was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole and sent to federal prison in Marion, Illinois, where he died in 2002. ALS signed “Johnny,” two pages, lightly-lined, 8.5 x 11, no date. Letter to Barbara DeCicco, daughter of George DeCicco, New York mobster and longtime Capo in the Gambino crime family. In part: “Moving on, thank you for your thoughts concerning my son John’s situation. What they’re trying to do with him is a travesty of justice at its worst. I know I don’t have to tell you my feelings or thoughts about this, but John is both strong and innocent and he’ll be fine.” In fine condition. John Gotti, Jr.was indicted on racketeering in 1998, as he was believed to be acting boss of the family. Against his father’s wishes, John Jr. pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six years and five months imprisonment in 1999. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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264. Mikhail Gorbachev. Color

268. Richard Halliburton. Traveler, ad-

glossy 14 x 11 photo of Gorbachev embracing President Ronald Reagan after receiving the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award, signed in blue felt tip by Gorbachev. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

265. Jacob Graff. Bricklayer

and owner of the house in which Thomas Jefferson lived while drafting the Declaration of Independence. Handwritten receipt, 4 x 6.5, “Rec’d Feby 4: 1791 of Mr. Frederick Shinkle Thirteen pounds Seven Shillings & 4 pence in full for work to Jacob Graff.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and light foxing, show-through from writing on the reverse, and two similar receipts written on the same page. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

venturer, and author (1900–1939). Best known today for having swum the length of the Panama Canal. He disappeared at sea while attempting to sail a Chinese junk from Hong Kong to San Francisco. Vintage 6 x 7.75 cardstock head-andshoulders photo, signed in fountain pen. Mild edge and corner wear, as well as some scattered light soiling and foxing, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

266. Horace Greeley. Journalist, politician, editor, and founder of the New York Tribune (1811–1872). ALS, one page, 8 x 10, February 8, 1841. Greeley writes, in part: “You will receive this by the hand of my friend Prof. Benson…who visits your city soon to give lectures on Elocution and Vocal Philosophy. His Elocution is at time effective, but as a whole does not ravish me; his Vocal Philosophy goes ahead of any thing you have come across, if you have not heard him. I beg you hear and heed him.” Intersecting folds, light creasing, and light show-through from writing on the reverse, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

269. George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen. Scottish

politician (1784–1860) who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1852 until 1855. ALS signed “Aberdeen,” one page, 4.25 x 7, October 31, 1853. Letter to Reverend J. E. Kempe. In part: “Not having been prepared yesterday at the Church Door, I beg to inclose my contribution to the collection made for the excellent purpose which you have in view.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

267. Guinness Book of World Records. Four books: The Guinness Book of

Records 1987, signed and inscribed in red felt tip on the reverse of the first free end page, “To Del, The best always, Komar, Vernon Craig,” who held the record for the longest fire walk in the world, and longest time spent lying on a bed of nails and also signed again by Craig next to his photo (as one of the 1986 Hall of Fame inaugural members) in red felt tip. Sandy Allen (tallest woman, now deceased) has also signed in blue ballpoint by “To Del, from Sandy Allen, 7’7 1/4”; Guinness Book of Records, signed in blue ballpoint on the title page by the co-founders of the organization, “With best wishes, Norris McWhirter” and “Ross McWhirter”; and two copies of Cast a Giant Shadow: The Inspirational life story of Sandy Allen, each signed in blue felt tip on the title page, “Sandy Allen, 7’7 1/4, 7/18/02,” the tallest woman in the world, and also by the author, “Best Wishes & God Bless, John Kleiman.” In fine to very good condition, with mild wear to the first two books, with a loose, but intact hinge, to the second book. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Exceptional example of the Massachusetts patriot 270. John Hancock. Bold ink signature and sentiment, “Your very hum Sevt, John Hancock,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.5 slip clipped from a larger letter and affixed to a 7.5 x 3.5 off-white sheet. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, both lightly passing through signature, clipped corner tips, and scattered toning. The faults do not detract from the overall appearance of this particularly large signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

272. Hermann Helmholtz.

Versatile German scientist (1821– 1894) known for his discoveries related to visual and aural perception, electrodynamics, and the conservation of energy. ALS signed “H. Helmholtz,” one page, 4.5 x 7, March 31, 1864. Letter to an unidentified friend. In part: “My former plans to stay some days with Professor Roscoe at Manchester have been crossed by the circumstance that Professor Roscoe was called to appear as a witness at a trial in Liverpool.” A few creases and wrinkles, some light toning to bottom, and pencil notations on reverse, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

273. Edmund Hillary.

Signed book: Nothing Venture, Nothing Win. Later printing. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1977. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 319 pages. Signed in black ballpoint on the title page, “Ed Hillary.” In very good condition, with previous owner’s ink signature and an airline stamp on the first free end page, loose, but intact, hinge, and some tearing and creasing at the spine and edges of the dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

274. Edmund Hillary. Two different color

photos, 12 x 8, glossy and satin-finish, featuring scenes from the surrounding terrain of Mt. Everest, each signed in black felt tip, “Ed Hillary.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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275. Edmund Hillary. Color satinfinish 4 x 6 photo of Hillary posing at the seashore, signed in black ink, “Ed Hillary.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Striking image of the notorious soviet spy of the Cold War 276. Alger Hiss. American

lawyer, government official, author, and lecturer (1904–1996), famously accused of being a Soviet spy in 1948 and convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950. Glossy 8 x 10 photo, a later copy of a press photo of Hiss at the height of his notoriety, signed and inscribed in person in black ink, “To Barry Hoffman, Alger Hiss.” In fine condition. This photo was acquired in-person during a luncheon with Hiss. After the collector presented the photos to sign, Hiss commented that he couldn’t remember signing photos of himself before. This photo represents one of the two we’ve ever seen; the other was acquired by the same collector at the same time. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

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277. Ben Holladay. American

transportation businessman (18191887) known as the ‘Stagecoach King’ until his routes were taken over by Wells Fargo in 1866. Oregon & California Rail Road Company business check, 9 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Holladay, payable to Geo. W. Weidler for $2000.00, November 23, 1870. In very good condition, with three vertical folds, one passing through a single letter of the signature, scattered toning, with heavier areas along the edges, and the expected cancellation stamps, none of which affect the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

280. John Wesley Hyatt. American inven-

tor (1837–1920) responsible for the manufacturing of celluloid, the first industrial plastic. ALS, one page, 8.5 x 5.5, personal letterhead, October 22, 1909. In a brief letter to Miss Straus, Hyatt writes, in full: “I have the pleasure of complying with your request.” In very good condition, with a central horizontal fold, light creasing, one of which slightly affects the first letter of the signature, show-through from mounting remnants on the reverse, a small biographic clipping affixed towards the bottom left corner, and a trimmed bottom edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

278. J. Edgar Hoover.

TLS, one page, 8 x 7, FBI letterhead, October 6, 1952. Letter to the Chief Officer of the S. S. Silverpeak. In part: “The motives which prompted you to communicate with this Bureau is appreciated. In view of the contents of your communication, I have instructed the Special Agent in Charge of our Los Angeles Office to have an agent contact you in the immediate future.” In fine condition, with a few scattered creases and some mild toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

279. H. L. Hunt.

American oil tycoon (1889-1974), Hunt built his oil dynasty by trading poker winnings for oil rights, eventually owning a vast majority of the East Texas Oil Field. At the time of his death, he held the title of wealthiest person, worldwide, and his three wives and many offspring were the inspiration for the wildly popular show, Dallas, which ran from 1978–1991. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, April 3, 1970. Letter in response to an autograph request. In part: “It has been my policy for many years not to autograph any item which I have not originated and in keeping with that policy I am taking the liberty of sending you an autographed copy of one of my books.” In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds, some light edge creases, and a staple hole to top left corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

281. Steve Irwin. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Irwin cuddling with a small crocodile, signed in black felt tip, “S. R. Irwin.” In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

282. Helen Keller.

Pencil signature, “Helen Keller,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.75 card. A staple mark towards the top right corner, a trivial spot of foxing along the top edge, and trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

283. Caroline Kennedy. Three hardcover books: Profiles in Courage for Our Time, signed in black felt tip on the title page; In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action, signed in blue felt tip on the first free end page, beneath a printed replica of the Bill of Rights by Kennedy and co-author, Ellen Alderman; and A Patriot’s Handbook, signed in black felt tip on the first free end page. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“I have seen some of the material which Jack is getting together and I am sure it will be very interesting. We both feel quite honored that Jack has this splendid opportunity” 284. Joseph P. Kennedy. Patriarch of the fabled family of American politicians (1888–1969)

who served as American ambassador to Great Britain from 1938 to 1940. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, September 5, 1945. In response to an invitation to listen to his son, Jack, speak, Kennedy writes, in full: “Thank you very much for your kind invitation to listen to my son speak on September eleventh. On that day, however, I will be speaking in the western part of the state on the establishment of a Department of Commerce in Massachusetts. I have seen some of the material which Jack is getting together and I am sure it will be very interesting. We both feel quite honored that Jack has this splendid opportunity. I only regret that I can’t be with you.” In very good condition, with scattered moderate creasing, uniform toning, a few light spots of soiling and foxing, damp staining to the lower right, and a faint rusty paperclip imprint at the top edge, none of which affect the bold, crisp signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

287. Robert F. Kennedy. Ink 285. Robert F. Kennedy. Vintage matte-

finish 5 x 7 photo, signed in fountain pen. A couple light creases to image and a small spot to left edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

signature, “Robert F. Kennedy,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with a uniform block of toning towards the right edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

286. Robert F. Kennedy. Vintage matte-

finish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “For Thomas Sullivan, With best wishes, Robert F. Kennedy.” In very good condition, with scattered foxing to borders and image, scattered surface creases, and light contrast to portion of inscription. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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288. Robert F. Kennedy. Signed book: Just Friends and Brave Enemies. First edition. NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1962. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6 x 8.5, 211 pages. Signed in black ink on the first free end page, “Robert F. Kennedy.” Light spots of toning on the pastedown and signature pages, loose, but intact hinge, and wear and creasing to the dustjacket, otherwise fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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291. King Faisal. King of Saudi

Arabia (born circa 1903) from 1964 until his death in 1975. Matte-finish 5.5 x 8 photo, signed in the bottom border in fountain pen in Arabic. Photo is housed in its original presentation folder. In fine condition. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

289. King Edward VII. Prince of Wales and first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward’s reign (1901–1910) was named the Edwardian era, during which time of pioneering technological advances, including powered light and the rise of socialism. He was also responsible for the reformation of the Army Medical Services, the modernization of the British Home Fleet, and the reorganization of the British army after the Second Boer War. ALS signed “Albert Edward,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Easthampstead Park letterhead, June 18, 1885. Letter to Henry, marked “Private” at the top. In full: “As I know Abergaruing so well as he ‘pulls the strings’ just now. I thought I would not do better than send your letter on to him & beg him to bring your name before Salisbury—you certainly have strong claims & I only hope you may be successful—also as regards your Brother…you must not lose a moment when the new admiralty, comes into office—as this new govt is bound to be of short duration you will all have ‘To make hay whilst the sun shines.’” In very good condition, with pencil notations under signature, intersecting mailing folds, with a horizontal fold through signature, and scattered toning and soiling, heavier to first page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

290. King Ernest Augustus I of Hanover. King of Hanover

from June 1837 until his death. He was the fifth son and eighth child of George III. ALS signed “Ernest Aug,” one page, 5 x 8, April 5, 1821. Letter to General Sir H. Torrens. In part: “I have had an application from the Officer of my Regt. To form a Band of Trumpeters…I now tell you that it is utterly impossible for me to form such a band for the Regt, with English Trumpeters.” In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, a diagonal crease through signature, and scattered toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

292. King George III. King of Great Britain

and Ireland (born 1738) from 1760 until his death in 1820. His reign was marked most notably by the loss of British control over the American colonies. Advancing mental illness rendered George unable to fulfill his official duties during the last decade of his life, during which time the Prince Regent, William IV, ruled in his stead. Ink signature, “George R,” on an off-white 5.5 x 2.75 slip clipped from a larger document. Matted with a biographical plaque, a printed proclamation from the October 29, 1760, London Gazette, and a small color portrait, to an overall size of 20 x 16. In very good condition, with vertical fold, scattered light toning and foxing, and a few creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Stately portrait of Britain’s king 293. King George V.

King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1865– 1936) who reigned from 1910 until his death. Vintage matte-finish 4 x 5.5 photo of George in formal military dress by W & D Downey, and affixed to its original 6.75 x 9 mount, signed in fountain pen on the mount, “George R. I. 1923.” In very good condition, with silvering to edges and darker parts of image, and uniform light toning and scattered light foxing to mount. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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294. King Louis XVI. King of France

(born 1754) from 1774 to 1792. In the wake of increasing unrest that developed into full-fledged revolution, Louis and his queen, Marie Antoinette, were executed in 1793. Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Louis,” one page, 9.25 x 13.5, December 19, 1786. Untranslated document in which the King orders payment of 197, 535 livres and 18 sols. Signed in the middle, “Louis,” and countersigned by “Gravier De Vergennes,” “Muree,” and “de Calonne.” Cloth matted and framed with a cut-out from a color engraving identified on the reverse of the frame as “Veue du Thuilleries. A Prospect of the Royal Palace of Thuilleries. J.Rigaud del, N. Parr Sculp. Printed for Bowles & Carver, 69, St Paul´s Church Yard London” to an overall size of 21.25 x 25.5. Central horizontal fold to document, and some scattered light toning and soiling to document and mat, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

295.

nature, “Coretta Scott King,” on a white 7 x 4.75 trimmed sheet featuring a printed color photo of King. In fine condition, with a few stray ink marks that could be easily matted out. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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297. Coretta Scott King. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. letterhead, October 15, 1968. Letter to an admirer. In full: “I appreciate your interest in me, as expressed in your letter of September 20 which requested my autograph. I do hope your interest is paralleled by an active participation in the work being done to achieve the full potential of the American ideals for all men. Such participation is greatly needed and appreciated by all of us who are striving to continue my husband’s work.” Horizontal folds, some scattered soiling, small ink mark and surface loss to right edge, and uniform toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

298. Henry Kissinger. Satinfinish 12 x 18 photo, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some edge curling from previous rolling. Accompanied by a photo taken at time of signing. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

King Louis-Philippe.

Last King of France (1773–1850) who reigned from 1830 until he was forced to abdcate in 1848. ALS in French, signed “L. P. D’Orleans,” one page, 7.5 x 9, September 5, 1800. Untranslated letter to a duke, apologizing for again applying to the duke, whose intercession had resulted in their being let out of quarantine, and asking for help in extricating their luggage which was being exposed to the open air for the required 15 days. Intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a uniform block of toning from previous display, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

296. Coretta Scott King. Ballpoint sig-

Six month’s after her husband’s assassination, Coretta Scott King writes of “striving to continue my husband’s work”

299. Bernard Germain de Lacepede. French

naturalist (1756–1825). LS in French, signed “B. G. cte de Lacepede,” one page, 8 x 12.25, Legion D’Honneur letterhead, January 31, 1814. Letter announcing to a Bishop that he has been named knight of the order of the Legion of Honour. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creasing and foxing, pencil notation under signature, and heavier horizontal fold to bottom. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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300. Marquis de Launay.

French governor of the Bastille (1740–1789) and commander of its garrison when it was stormed on July 14, 1789. ALS in French, signed “De launay,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, August 12, 1778. Short untranslated letter about setting free a prisoner under the order of a high ranking personality. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered light toning and wrinkling, and a repaired top left corner, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

301. Tobias Lear. American statesman (1762–1816) who served as Washington’s personal secretary and later assumed posts in the Jefferson and Madison administrations. LS, one page, 7.75 x 10, August 28, 1815. Lear writes from the Department of War to Ensign Robert Brent. In part: “On settlement of the Acct. of Captn. John A. Thomas of the 25th Inf he has been credited with expences incurred in pursuing & apprehending the following deserters.” The letter then lists six names of deserters. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, uniform toning, a bit of light soiling, and show-through from docketing on reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

302. Tobias Lear. Ink signature, “Tobias Lear,” on an off-white 5.5 x 1.75 slip, with notations in another hand above and below signature. Uniform toning, a bit of scattered light soiling, and light show-through from writing on reverse, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

304. Leopold I. Holy Roman

emperor, 16581705. Manuscript DS, in German, signed in goldflecked ink, “Leopold,” one page both sides, 8 x 13, no date. Untranslated document signed at the conclusion as Holy Roman Emperor. In good condition, with tear and tape repair to separation at top, scattered toning and soiling, several pencil notations, including one next to signature, and intersecting folds. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

305. Leopold I. Exquisite hand-illuminated vellum manuscript DS, in German, twelve pages, 10 x 12.5, 1676. Patent of nobility granted to Wolfgang Brahame. Page seven bears an amazing and vibrant hand-painted coat of arms of the family with illuminated borders and depicts royal lions holding a shield containing an eagle, above which is an identical eagle rampant and surmounted with a smaller two-headed eagle, and two smaller shields to top corners. Coat of arms is surrounded in a gold leaf border. Document is signed by Leopold on the last page. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning, foxing, and soiling. A visually attractive document remarkably well preserved! RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

“Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out!” 303. Timothy Leary.

TQS on a 5 x 3 card, signed at the bottom in blue ink, “Timothy Leary, 8-6-93.” In full, “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out!” In fine condition, with signature a shade light. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

306. Robert Todd Lincoln. Pristine

ink signature, “Robert T. Lincoln,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.75 slip. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned original Brady cabinet photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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307. Carl Linnaeus. Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist

(1707-1778), who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature. ALS in Old Swedish, one page, 6.25 x 8, May 16, 1758. The famed scientist acknowledges receipt of his fee of five dalers in copper coins received from Director Edel and L. Salvius. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one passing through a single letter of signature, and scattered staining and soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

308. Jean Lussier.

French-Canadian daredevil who made headlines in 1928 when he became one of the few survivors of the storied challenge to go over Niagara Falls accomplishing the feat in an enormous rubber-and-steel ball of his own design. Vintage 5.25 x 3.5 composite postcard photo of Lussier and his contraption going over the falls, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with a few light spots to image and a crease to top right corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

310. Horace Mann. Ameri-

can politician, abolitionist, and education reformer (1796–1859). Handwritten free-franked panel, 5 x 3, addressed in Mann’s hand to “Miron J. Hareltine, Esq. in Lowell, Massachusetts,” and franked in the top right corner, “Free, Horace Mann, MC.” In very good condition, with a few light diagonal folds, one lightly affecting the signature, scattered creasing, uniform toning, a few spots of foxing, a faint pencil notation in another hand, and paper loss to the top left corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

311. William L. Marcy. ALS signed

309. Marcello Malpighi. Italian doctor (1628-1694) who gave his

name to several physiological features and played an important part in the discovery of the microscope and study of human physiology. LS in Italian, seven pages, 8.25 x 12, no date, but circa 1680. Important and lengthy seven-page medical prescription handwritten by his colleague Antonio Fernini. The two physicians diagnose a nobleman’s illnesses and prescribe diverse remedies. Scattered toning and staining, heavier to final pages, scattered creasing and wrinkling, pencil notation to first page, and mild rippling from moisture, otherwise very good condition. Seventeenth century medical analyses of this length and importance, especially signed by Malpighi, are very rare. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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“W. L. Marcy,” one page, 8 x 10, embossed Congress Southworth Co. letterhead, May 30, 1842. In a letter to H. M. Western, Esq., Marcy writes concerning the delivering of papers, in part: “When I come to NY again I will endeavor to recollect to bring down all I have in order to deliver them to the respective parties from whom they were received. If you will specify any papers which you think were delivered to me & not returned I will see if they are among those I still have.” The reverse bears an address panel, handwritten by Marcy. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one of which passes through the first letter of the signature, scattered light creasing and toning, with a light, uniform block of toning over the text, a small tear along the right edge, and a tear and paper loss to the second blank integral page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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312. Cyrus McCormick. Inventor and busi-

nessman (1809–1884) whose reaper revolutionized American agriculture. Handwritten check, 7 x 2.75, filled out and signed by McCormick, “C. H. McCormick,” payable to Chas. F. Blake for $250.00, October 3, 1872. In very good condition, with a central vertical crease, some light creasing, the expected cancellation notation and cut, some show-through from writing on the reverse, and a section of paper loss at the top left corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

313. Richard J. McDonald. Early Ameri-

can fast food pioneer, who established the first McDonald’s restaurant in San Bernardino, California in 1940. Color satin-finish 5 x 7 photo of McDonald enjoying a cup of tea, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Barry with my best wishes—Richard J. McDonald, 11/26/84.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

314. Alexander McDougall. Served as

a major general in the Continental Army, and as a delegate to the Continental Congress. After the war, he was the president of the first bank in the state of New York and served a term in the New York State Senate. War-dated ALS signed “Alex McDougall,” one page, 8 x 13, January 17, 1779. Letter to Quartermaster Nicholas Quackenbush. In part: “I am without a Curry Comb or brush to Clean my Horses, and there is neither of those articles in the store here; nor have I one Bridle, if it would save the Country from destruction.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, light creases and wrinkles, and mounting remnants to corner tips. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

315. Mendez v. Westminster School District. Case filed

by Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez in 1944 when a Westminster, California elementary school denied their children enrollment due to the color of their skin. This trial, and the positive outcome, paved the way for the 1947 bill outlawing segregated schools in California. Two items: Court document regarding the Westminster School Dist. of Orange County et al. v. Mendez case, 8.5 x 11, nine pages, April 14, 1947, signed at the bottom of the first page in blue felt tip, “Gonzalo Mendez, Jr.”; and a commemorative panel featuring a printed block of Mendez v. Westminster stamps, 8.5 x 11, signed across the top in black felt tip by Mendez. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

316. James H. Meredith. Civil rights icon

(born 1933) who gained worldwide attention in 1962 when, after a public political struggle between JFK and segreationist Governor Ross Barnett, he became the first black student admitted to the University of Mississippi. Two items: Copy souvenir typescript, 11 pages, 8.5 x 11, September 30, 1962, White House letterhead. Document detailing the “Summary of Events on Meredith case in Oxford, Mississippi,” with a small ink sketch in the top right corner of the first page; and a satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Meredith at his desk, signed in black felt tip, “James H. Meredith, 8 Aug 97.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

317. Thomas Hunt Morgan. In 1933 he received the

Nobel Prize in physiology for his studies of the role of chromosomes in heredity. ALS on the reverse of a one-cent postal card, 3.5 x 5.5, October 1, 1895. In a brief letter, Morgan writes, in part: “Your letter has just found me, or I have just found it. Yes, I vote too for Phila!” In very good condition, with a postmark affecting the end of the signature, a vertical crease running along the left edge, and a uniform shade of toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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318. J. Pierpont Morgan. Fountain pen sig-

nature, “J. Pierpont Morgan,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1 slip clipped from the bottom of a check. Slip has been professionally silked. In fine condition, with a few trivial spots of soiling lightly affecting the signature, and the edge of a cancellation stamp faintly showing at the top left corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

319. Mother Teresa. Glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip, “God bless you, M Teresa mc.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

320. Pervez Musharraf. Leader of Pakistan as prime minister and president (born 1943) from October 1999 to August 2008. Official Rawlings Major League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on a side panel. In fine condition, with signature a bit shaky, and first letter of signature light but legible. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

321. Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emanuele III. DS, in

Italian, one page, 9.5 x 14.5, March 13, 1927. An untranslated document, signed at the conclusion in black ink, “Vittorio Emanuel” and “Mussolini.” In very good condition, with scattered notations and stamps, a bit of light soiling over Mussolini’s signature, some light soiling, and marginal binding holes to left edge. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

Il Duce dramatically eulogizes a Facist revolutionary who helped bring him to power 322. Benito Mussolini. Bombastic Italian dictator and leader of the National Fascist Party (1883–1945). Known as ‘Il Duce,’ he brought Italy into the Axis powers. Handwritten speech, in Italian, signed “Mussolini,” three pages on the reverse of book proof pages, 8 x 9.5, no date, but circa Feberuary 1930, being Mussolini’s eulogy for the Italian Fascist Party’s General Secretary, Michele Bianchi. In full (translated): “Black Shirts of Italy! Michele Bianchi, Quadrumvir of the Republic, has died. With profound sadness I announce this to you. He was one of the best among us. Interventionist, he intervened in 1915; was among the founders of the Fasci di Combattimento (Fascist Party) in 1919; secretary of the party in 1922; quadrumvir during the decisive days of the march on Rome; honoured corporal of the Voluntary Militia for National Security; State Councillor; Fascist Minister; he tirelessly served the cause of the Fatherland and of Fascism for fifteen years. Journalist; statesman, he took from his native land of Calabria his intelligence, his silent perseverance, his active faith. I am witness to this before you and before the glorious shadows of our martyrs that are waiting for him. Faithful to his orders, he died, fulfilling his duty until his last moments. Black Shirts of Italy, raise your flag to half-mast, and honour the memory of this comrade of our first epic vigil, faithful warrior - ready at any time and in any event - of our Revolution.” In very good to fine condition, with tack holes to edges, small tears to top left corners, and uniform toning. Michele Bianchi was a revolutionary, highly critical of the socialist party which he had been drummed out of for voicing pacifist opinions. As a founding member of Italy’s National Fascist Party, he was one of the ‘Quattuorvirate’ who led the March on Rome, the pseudo-coup d’etat that brought Mussolini to power as prime minister in October of 1922. He then went on to hold various positions in Mussolini’s government until his death from tuberculosis in 1930. At the time of Bianchi’s death, Mussolini was at the height of his popularity, having recently reconciled with the Vatican and gaining recognition for Italy’s sovereignty. In this speech Il Duce uses the occasion to further his agenda and approval by appealing to the public’s renewed sense of nationalism. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Napoleon III pens a brief letter to Madame Victor Hugo 323.

Napoleon III.

President of the French Second Republic and as Napoleon III, the ruler of the Second French Empire (1808–1873). ALS in French signed “Napoleon Bonaparte,” one page, 5.25 x 8, 1852. Untranslated letter to Victor Hugo’s wife. In very good condition, with three horizontal mailing folds, scattered light creasing, and some mild toning at the top edge from the wax seal. Accompanied by original mailing envelope, addressed in Napoleon’s hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

324. Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Distinguished vintage matte-finish 4.25 x 6.75 head-and-shoulders embossed photo, signed in the bottom border in fountain pen, “Gamal Abdel Nasser, Cairo—1–12–1954.” In fine condition, with a trivial corner crease under the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

326. John Nicholson.

Financier, businessman, and comptroller general of Pennsylvania (1765– 1852). Partly-printed DS, signed “Jn. Nicholson,” one page, 6.75 x 4, April 13, 1791. Pay order issued to Isaac Warner for ninety six pounds one shilling for “his Attendence as a Member of this House during present Session & for mileage.” Signed at the conclusion by Nicholson. In very good condition, with two cancellation cuts, a horizontal fold, and mild toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

327. Nobel Peace Prize.

Fifty-two items consisting of FDCs, a magazine cover, letters, signatures, and signed photos from Nobel Peace Prize winners. Signers are: Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa (2), Mikhail Gorbachev, Willy Brandt (4), Henry Kissinger, J. R. Mott, Ralph J. Bunche (2), L. B. Pearson (2), Mairead Corrigan (3), Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Sean MacBride (3), Philip Noel-Baker, Linus Pauling, Norman Angell (2), Dominique Pire, Bernard Lown, Menachem Begin (2), Lech Walesa (5), Desmond Tutu (2), Adolfo Esquivel, Betty Williams (2), Rene Cassin, Boyd Orr, Norman Borlaug, Frank B. Kellogg, Shimon Peres, Cordell Hull, Elie Wiesel (2), George Marshall, Elihu Root, and three others. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“Dare to do right” 325. National Equal Rights Party. Belva A. Lockwood was a pioneering

suffragist (1830–1917) and was the first woman to appear on an official ballot in 1884 when she ran for president on the ticket of the National Equal Rights Party; Alfred H. Love (1830–1913) was an American political activist and was the Vice Presidential running mate of Lockwood. Two items: AQS, “Dare to do right, Yours Truly, Belva A. Lockwood,” on a 4.25 x 1.75 lightly-lined clipped slip; and an original 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Love, signed in ink in the bottom border, “Alfred H. Love, 1872.” Both are affixed to a trimmed 7.25 x 10.5 sheet with typed biographical information and a small clipped photo of Lockwood. In fine condition, with show-through from a mounting adhesive on the reverse side of the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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328. Nobel Prize Winners. Fourteen

items: booklet from the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge, 6.25 x 10.5, signed on the front cover in black ballpoint by Martin Ryle; original article entitled “Research in Nuclear Magnetism,” from Science magazine, October 16, 1953, six pages, 7.5 x 10.25, signed in black felt tip, “Edward M. Purcell”; souvenir typescript, two pages, entitled, “Democracy is Coming Alive,” 5.5 x 9, signed in black ballpoint at the conclusion by George Wald; four TLSs, each signed at the conclusion in ballpoint or felt tip by the respective Nobel Prize winner. Signers are: Leon Cooper, C. V. Raman, Max Delbruck, and Carlo Rubbia; six photos, various sizes and finishes, signed by the respective winner pictured. Signers are: Gertrude Elion, Abdus Salam, Georg Wittig, Edwin Krebs and Edmond Fischer, Georges Charpak, and Christiane Volhard; and a ballpoint signature, “Sin-Itiro Tomonaga,” adding a few Japanese characters below, on an off-white 7 x 9 sheet. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and toning. Accompanied by an unsigned business card from Georges Charpak. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

330. Lord Henry Palmerston. British

statesman (1784–1865) who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century. ALS signed “Palmerston,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7.25, October 13, 1860. Letter to Mr. Beckett. In part: “You were good enough to say that you have room for my private secretary; I am not going to take him with me.” In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and a few brushes to text. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“I appreciate the Nobel Peace Prize more highly than the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, because the Nobel Peace Prize represents recognition of my having done a good job because of a sense of duty to my fellow men” 331. Linus Pauling. TLS, one

A bevy of politicians, justices, authors, and musicians

329. Notables. Immense collection of approximately 200 items

consisting of signatures, letters, covers, and signed photos signed by governors, dozens of senators, cabinet members, Supreme Court Justices, entertainers, and other notables. Some are inscribed and there are also duplicates present. Signers include: John F. Kennedy, Earl Warren, Fred Vinson, Charles Curtiss, George C. Marshall, Felix Frankfurter, Robert Jackson, Harold Burton, Charles Hughes, Hugo Black, Stanley Reed, Frank Murphy, Tom Clark, Wiley Rutledge, William O. Douglas, J. Edgar Hoover, Hap Arnold, Edna St. Vincent Millay, W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Carl Sandburg, Sinclair Lewis, Thornton Burgess, Joseph Stilwell, and Thomas Dewey. In very good condition, with moderate staining to Kennedy and Millay signatures affecting their appearance. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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page, 8.5 x 11, Stanford University letterhead, February 2, 1971. In a response to an inquiring fan, Pauling writes, in full: “I thank you for your congratulations on my birthday, 28 February. In answer to your question, I may say that I have on several occasions said that I appreciate the Nobel Peace Prize more highly than the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, because the Nobel Peace Prize represents recognition of my having done a good job because of a sense of duty to my fellow men, whereas the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was given me for doing work that I really enjoyed doing. For the answer to your last question, you must read my book.” In fine condition, with a faint paperclip impression at the top right edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

332. Robert E. Peary.

Fountain pen signature, “Compliments of R. E. Peary, U.S.N.,” on a light green 4.75 x 2.25 slip clipped from a Bulletin of the American Geographical Society. Scattered light soiling and toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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333. Robert Peel. British home

secretary in the 1820s, he instituted the police force, whose members were nicknamed ‘bobbies’ and ‘peelers’ after him. Third-person ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, November 9. Letter reads, in part: “Sir Robert Peel begs leave to acknowledge the Receipt of Mr. Merac’s Letter of extract from the Tables which Mr. Merac proposes to publish.” In very good condition, with moderate intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, and scattered soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

334. J. C. Penney. American businessman and entrepreneur (1875– 1971) who built a chain of eponymous retail stores and pioneered employee profit sharing. TLS, one page, 7 x 10, personal letterhead, January 11, 1956. Penney writes to Mary Margaret McBride of New York, in part: “I appreciate very much your note, and the fact that you would like to call to get material for an article about me. Though I travel a great deal, I very often see and read your column, which is always so interesting. These articles, like your broadcasts, are so homey and practical that I feel very flattered that you want to write an article on my life…I plan to leave with Mrs. Penney on January 25, on a three months’ trip to the Far East…I also have been asked to visit various business, agricultural, and religious centers there to give some talks on Christian principles in business and the democratic way of life…So, do try to see me before the twenty-fifth if you can. Believing that you will find them of interest, I am enclosing reprints of the following: ‘These Men From Wyoming’ and ‘Loosen the Tension—Live Joyfully, Dr. Peale Tells Admen,” adding a post-script in blue ballpoint, “From information I have just rec’d—I gather—that a letter of congratulations—may soon be in order, J. C. P.” Cloth-matted and framed, with a photo of Penney and a descriptive plaque which references the recipient of the letter, Mary Margaret McBride, who “was considered one of the most popular women on radio with talk shows beginning in 1934,” to an overall size of 29.5 x 18. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

335. Juan Peron. DS, in Spanish, signed “Peron,” one page, 9 x 12.5, September 10, 1945. Untranslated official document, signed at the conclusion by Peron. Expected stamps and notations, punch holes and tears to left side, and scattered creasing, otherwise very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

336. Charles C. Pinckney.

Signer of the US Constitution from South Carolina and a South Carolina governor, senator, and representative. Signed book: Winter Nights; Fire-Side Lubrications. London: , 1820. Professionally rebound hardcover, 4.5 x 7.25, 295 pages. Signed and inscribed to his daughter on the title page, “Charles Cotesworth Pinckney to his daughter Maria Henrietta Pinckney.” In fair condition, with moderate soiling and toning to all pages, and damp staining to inside pages. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

337. Pope John Paul II. Color 4

x 6 heavy cardstock photo of the Holy Father waving to an unseen audience, signed in black ink, “Joannes Paulus PP II.” In very good to fine condition, with some scattered light surface marks and dings, light crazing along bottom border, and some slight discoloration to finish from what appears to be a previous spill. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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338. Pope Pius VIII. Born Fran-

cesco Xaverio Castiglione, pope from 1829–1830, a mere twenty months of reign. ALS in Italian, signed “F. S. Card Castiglioni,” one page, 7.25 x 9.5, August 16, 1821. Letter to Father Michele. The Cardinal says he had to postpone his duties to answer in his own hand. In this significant letter Castiglioni uses vivid images of domestic animals to figure his new turn of career, that he considers equivalent to his elevation to the Cardinalate five years earlier in 1816, and compares himself to a camel or an ass, so heavy the burden he has to carry. Second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, scattered light toning, with heavier toning and paper loss to address panel. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

339. Pope Sixtus V. Born Felice

Peretti di Montalto (1521-1590) who served as Pope from 1585 to 1590. He was responsible for reforming the central administration of the church, instituting financial reforms to restore solvency to the papal states, completing Saint Peter’s dome and rebuilding the Vatican. LS in Italian, signed “Sixtus pp V.,” one page, 8 x 11, June 1586. The pope concedes the benefits of the diocese of Piacenza to Cardinal Lancelotto and allows him to name whatever officers he may need. Boldly signed at the conclusion by the Holy Father. Docketing on reverse of second integral page mentions Pope Gregory VIII, who Sixtus succeeded. Intersecting folds, and scattered light toning and foxing, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

340. Terence V. Powderly. Union leader (1849–1924) and head of the Knights of Labor. Endorsed bank check, 7.25 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Powderly’s second wife Emma Fickenscher, payable to Powderly for $612.94, April 26, 1906. Endorsed on the reverse, “T. V. Powderly.” In fine condition, with a vertical fold, small cancellation cut to left side, and cancellation holes to body, a couple touching a single letter of Fickenscher’s signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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341. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.

French politician and philosopher (1809–1865) who was the first to describe himself as an anarchist. ALS in French, signed “P. J. Proudhon,” one page, 5.25 x 8, no date. Letter to his collaborator Bouteville. In full (translated): “Can you please talk to me to night about six? I will be pleased if you accept my simple dinner. We need to take a serious decision about our joint “History” and, as I will still need your collaboration, it is important to determine its extent. I owe an answer tomorrow to the publishers Broussard e Monnier, as their subscribers themselves ask for a deadline…” In very good condition, with a couple brushes to text, scattered creases and wrinkles, and light pencil notations to top left corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

342. Pulitzer Prize Poets. Eight items: six

souvenir typescripts, each individual poem signed in ballpoint or felt tip by the Pulitzer Prize winning author. Signers are: Anne Sexton, Richard Wilbur, Richard Eberhart (with an ALS on the reverse), Phyllis McGinley, W. D. Snodgrass (ins), and Lisel Mueller; one ALS, one page signed “W. D. Snodgrass,” personal letterhead, “July 28 (more or less), 1971.” Snodgrass responds to a fan in part: “I enclosed the typed copy of my poem which I’ve signed to you…I don’t know what I could say about the poem—I’d rather you told me about it, frankly—I never trust what any writer says about his work. Me least of all…I’d trust a used car salesman first”; and a TLS, one page signed, “Anthony Hecht,” University of Rochester letterhead, no date. Hecht writes, in full: “I have been advised by my publishers not to sign such typed mss. of my original poems as you have sent me, because in the past they have been vended as original typescripts. As for the Pulitzer Prize, after the first delicious excitement of winning it, it generally turns out to mean more to others than to the recipient.” In fine condition, with some light soiling and creasing. Accompanied by the typescript Hecht refused to sign. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

343. Queen Marie Amelie de Bourbon. Queen of the French

from 1830–1848 and consort to Louis Philippe I. ANS in French, signed “A,” one page, 4 x 5.25, embossed personal letterhead, no date. Brief note to Madame de Dolomieu announcing that the Army had forced the passage of the Afroun and a ‘regroupe les Arabes.” A central horizontal fold, several vertical creases, and a uniform shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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344.

Queen Noor.

Signed book: Leap of Faith. First edition. NY: Miramax Books, 2003. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 467 pages. Signed in blue felt tip on the half-title page, “With prayers for peace, Queen Noor.” In fine condition, with scattered surface wear to dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

345. Queen Victoria. Partly-printed

DS, signed in the upper left corner, one page, 14 x 9.5, July 4, 1849. Queen Victoria appoints Francis Henry Atherly Gint “to be Ensign in Our Fortieth Regiment of Foot from the…June 1849,” granting him authority by “Exercising and well Disciplining both the inferior Officers and Soldiers in the said Regiment.” Intersecting folds, and toning and light foxing to the edges, none of which affect the signature, otherwise fine condition. The royal seal is mildly toned and very much intact, with a crisp One Pound Ten Shillings blind stamp beneath it. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Queen approves a doctor for an upcoming trial 346.

Queen Victoria.

DS, signed “Victoria R,” one page both sides, 8 x 13, August 20, 1872. Document reads, in part: “Edward Sweeting…expressed unto us…James Clarke…was committed by Thomas William Chester… a Justice of the Peace… to be holden…on a charge of Misdemeanor. That the Prisoner and his friends are desirous of retaining Doctor Kenealy…who may be very useful to the said prisoner on the trial of the said charge.” The seal is intact along with an embossed ten shilling London postmark. Partial separations along fragile horizontal folds, and scattered toning and soiling, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

347. Queen Victoria. Bold ink signature, “Victoria R,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 slip. In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling and a few bends. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 348. Edmund Randolph. Statesman and

politician (1753–1813) who variously served as aide-de-camp to Washington, member of the Continental Congress, the first Attorney General, and Aaron Burr’s lawyer during his notorious trial for treason. Endorsement, signed “Edm: Randolph, March 12, 1785,” on the reverse of a payment document for Randolph for services rendered. Above his signature written in another hand reads, “received of Mr. A Young in two suits with Ashby seven pounds, ten shillings.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a couple small fold separations, and scattered toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

349. Francesco Redi. Italian

physician, naturalist, and poet (1626–1697). ALS in Italian, signed “F. Redi,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, no date. Letter to his brother Giovanni Batista Redi, mentioning the letter he enclosed of Count Torquato who disagrees on certain sums to be paid and saying he will send the recipes for making butter as soon as he has time. Second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, a couple lightly passing through signature, scattered toning and foxing, and paper loss to bottom of second integral page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

350. Samuel and Eliphalet Remington. American firearms

manufacturers. Two checks: bank check, 6.5 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Remington, “S. Remington,” payable to Self for $124.36, December 23, 1852; and one bank check, 6.75 x 2.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Remington, “E. Remington & Sons,” payable to L. L. Merry for $45.00, October 14, 1854. Light creasing, a few staple marks to the first check, and expected cancellation cuts, none of which affect either of the signatures, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Exceptionally scarce handwritten document from the Midnight Rider

351. Paul Revere. American patriot and metalsmith (1735–1818) whose 1775 “Midnight Ride” to warn of an impending British invasion later became one of the most celebrated incidents of the Revolutionary War. Rare partial self-contained ADS, one page, 5 x 1.75, dated at the top in another hand “1785.” Brief document reads, “Acct to pay at time mentioned within,” and signed at the conclusion “Paul Revere.” Nicely double matted and framed with a portrait of Revere, to an overall size of 14 x 20.25. In very good condition, with two vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered light toning and soiling, two rough edges, and show-through from writing on reverse. Following the war, Revere set his sights on silver work, opening an iron and brass foundry in the North End of Boston. One of early American history’s most sought after autographs. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

352. Charles Richter. Seismologist, most famous as the creator of the Richter Magnitude Scale which quantifies the size of earthquakes. FDC with a cachet honoring the Centennial of Oil in Canada, signed in blue ballpoint, “Charles F. Richter.” In fine condition, with uniform toning, a bit heavier around the edges, and an address stamp to the body. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 353. Louis de Rohan. French

bishop of Strasbourg, politician, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (1734–1803). ALS in French, signed “Louis Rohan,” one page, 6.75 x 8.25, February 10, 1802. Untranslated letter dealing with departure from Paris. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered light toning and soiling, and adhesive remnants to second integral page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Romney sends thanks for a token of birthday remembrance, reflecting, “1947 was a long time ago” 354. Mitt Romney.

ALS, one page, 5 x 7, embossed Office of the Governor letterhead, March 16, 2006. In a letter of thanks for a birthday present, Romney writes, in full: “Thank you very much for the birth year coin set you sent for my birthday. 1947 was a long time ago. I am glad to have you as a friend.” In fine condition. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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355. Mitt Romney. Color glossy

8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of the presidential hopeful, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

359. Jonas Salk. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Salk in a suit and tie, signed in black ink. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

360. Sarah, Duchess of York. Color 356. Jack Ruby. Mini-I-Ron Co., Inc. business check, 8 x 3, filled out and signed by Ruby, payable to R. H. Worth for $25.00, August 8, 1957. In very good condition, with bank stamp over first name of signature, three vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a few small corner creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

357. John Russell, 1st Earl Russell.

English politician (1792– 1878) who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ALS signed “J. Russell,” one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.25, April 30, 1856. Letter to Frederick Byney. In part; “The next presentation to the Charter House is given to a son of Mr. Hawthorne.” Intersecting mailing folds, a couple passing through signature, pencil notations under signature, light creasing, and a paperclip impression to top edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“I feel that the greatest reward for a job well done is the opportunity to do more”

358. Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin. Two items: AQS, signed

twice, “Jonas Salk,” on an off-white 6 x 4 card. Salk writes, in full: “I feel that the greatest reward for a job well done is the opportunity to do more”; and an FDC honoring the March of Dimes, signed in blue felt tip, “Albert B. Sabin.” In fine condition. ` RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed in-person in blue felt tip, “Sarah, The Duchess of York 2008.” In fine condition, with a few light corner tip creases. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

361. Glenn Seaborg. Glossy

5 x 7 head-and-shoulders photo, signed vertically in black felt tip, “Glenn Seaborg.” In fine condition, with slightly irregular ink adhesion to the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Shackleton affords himself funds on the eve of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 362. Ernest Shackleton. Imperial Trans-Atlantic Expedition bank

check, 8.25 x 4.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Shackleton, “E. H. Shackleton,” as expedition commander, payable to Cash for £50.0.0, July 3, 1914. Check is stamped at the bottm, “The Shackleton Collection.” Central vertical fold, ink cancellation through signature, small hole to body, and bank stamp above signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Southern men are more violent than ever. We will not yield a inch—Sherman or nobody” 363. Francis Spinner. US treasurer during the Civil War who is credited with bringing women into the civil service. LS signed “F. E. Spinner,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, December 21, 1859. Letter to New York governor E. D. Morgan. In part: “You will recollect that you had the kindness to assist me in getting a loan on some canal certificates at the Bank of Commerce. I understand that Col. Burton will pay the larger of the certificates.” A postscript under Spinner’s signature reads, “Southern men are more violent than ever. We will not yield a inch—Sherman or nobody.” In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, several passing through signature, scattered soiling, small pencil notation under signature, erased notations to top left, and light tape remnants to top edge. Strong anti-Southern sentiment two years before the outbreak of the Civil War. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 364. Benjamin Stoddert. The first United

States Secretary of the Navy (1751-1813). ALS signed “Ben Stoddert,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10, November 26, 1807. Letter to the President and Directors of the Bank of Columbia. In part: “It has been estimated that to complete a new bridge in Little Falls, will cost 3000 drs–the work is greatly advanced and I still believe this sum will be sufficient. But important as that bridge is to every foot of property in Town, & to every man of business in it, I cannot raise but 1000 dollr on loan to be paid out of the Tolls as fast as they arise–and by my own means cannot at present supply the deficiency. If the business is not stopped, or much retarded for want of money, in three weeks or less, the bridge I conclude will be passable.” Detached second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning, soiling, and foxing, and a couple diagonal creases through signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

In a letter written from Alcatraz, Stroud muses: “When you deal with living things, either animals, birds, or people, each one is a new interest” 366. Robert Stroud.

ALS signed at the conclusion, “Bob, Robert Stroud, #594,” and once at the top, “Robert Stroud,” one page both sides, 8 x 10.25, lined paper, March 2, 1957. Stroud writes a lengthy letter to Mamie E. Stroud, who is having trouble with “soot” in her fireplace, explaining some of the essential mechanics involved in successfully maintaining a fire, “there needs to be enough air above the fire to burn up the tar that is given off,” then mentioning a movie script, “I’ve finally gotten and signed the new contracts and sent them to Stan. He told me in the letter that the movie script was half done and progressing nicely,” and finally ending with the curious and insightful line, “When you deal with living things, either animals, birds, or people, each one is a new interest.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and uniform toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

367. Supreme Court Justices.

Tw e n t y - f i v e i t e m s consisting of vintage signatures on various size cards and slips, letters, and a photo, each signed by a former Justice. Signers are: Charles Evans Hughes, Pierce Butler, Earl Warren (2), John Marshall Harlan, Hugo Black (3), Fred Vinson, Sherman Minton, Arthur Goldberg (2), Abe Fortas, Robert Jackson, Harlan Stone, Stanley Reed (2), Harold Burton (2), Byron White, and James Byrnes (4). Also included is a signature of federal judge F. Dickinson Letts. In very good condition, with various scattered toning, trimmed edges, folds, and mounting remnants to some of the corners. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

365. Lucy Stone. Suffragist; organized the first national woman’s rights conven-

tion and aided in forming the American Woman Suffrage Association. Partial ALS, on a clipped 5 x 1.5 portion of a longer letter. Stone writes, in part: “I quite like the idea of Social work—I shall be…to cooperate with any plans…It is a comfort to me…to think what we had better do.” In very good condition, with a vertical crease and some light surface creasing, and a pencil notation in another hand, dating the letter July 23, 1883. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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368. Supreme Court Justices. Twenty-four

ink signatures on individual off-white cards and clipped slips, ranging in size from 3.25 x 1.25 to 3.75 x 6, some affixed to a larger card with a photo of the respective Supreme Court Justice. Signers are: Harry A. Blackmun, Thurgood Marshall, Byron R. White (2), Harlan F. Stone, Arthur J. Goldberg, M. R. Waite, Charles E. Hughes, John M. Harlan (2), Stanley Reed, Robert H. Jackson, Harold H. Burton, Sherman Minton, Charles E. Whitney, Potter Stewart, Hugo Black, William Brennan, Jr., Melville W. Fuller, Fred Vinson, Owen Roberts, William O. Douglas, Tom Clark, and Earl Warren. In fine condition, with scattered light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

369. Supreme Court: Harold H. Burton. Glossy

8 x 10 Harris and Ewing photo of Burton robed, signed in the bottom border in fountain pen, “Harold H. Burton, Associate Justice of the United States, Nov. 2, 1954.” In fine condition, with scattered creasing and some irregular ink adhesion to the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

370. Supreme Court: Tom C. Clark. Vintage matte-finish 6 x 9

photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To Henry Capelle with my best wishes, Tom C. Clark.” In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling to borders. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

371. Supreme Court: Byron White.

Official Rawlings National League baseball signed in black felt tip on the sweet spot. In very good condition, with uniform toning and mild overall haloing to signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

372. Edward Teller. Satin-finish 5 x 7 half-length photo of Teller, signed in the bottom border in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

373. Margaret Thatcher. Four items:

FDC honoring Churchill Centenary, signed in blue felt tip; two bookplates, one featuring Parliament and the other the front door of 10 Downing Street, each signed in felt tip; and a satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Thatcher looking upwards, signed in gold ink. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“I would suggest however that in connection with the use of gesture the importance of drapery as a means of intensifying the expression” 374. Titanic: Francis Davis Millet. American writer, editor, military surgical assistant, and acclaimed artist (1846– 1912) who was a fatality of the sinking of the Titanic. ALS signed “F. D. Millet,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, dated March 10. Millet writes, in part: “I shall be happy to help you in the article as much as I am able. It will be impossible for me to say what I can do however until I see the article itself. I would suggest however that in connection with the use of gesture the importance of drapery as a means of intensifying the expression might well be the part which comes nearest my line.” In very good condition, with area of separation along the central hinge and light show-through from a spot of soiling on the reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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378. Jonathan Trumbull. The only colonial

375. Titanic: William T. Stead. Journalist (1849–1912) and

assistant editor of the Pall Mall Gazette famous for his anti-vice crusade and founder of The Review of Reviews who drowned in the Titanic disaster. He is widely considered to be the founder of modern journalism. ALS signed “W. T. Stead,” one page both sides, 8 x 5, Review of Reviews letterhead, April 6, 1902. Letter to a friend. In part: “Yes I received the letter from the Maison Juineau & I thought I had answered it. It’s all right I accept gladly about Malade England, we will talk when we meet. You are a little too gloomy I think. I agree the present symptoms are most disheartening but there is life in the old dog yet.” In very good condition, with central vertical fold, a few pencil notations, and toning along top edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

376. Alexis de Tocqueville.

French political thinker and historian (1805–1859) best known for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. ALS, one page, 5.25 x 7.75, July 8, 1868. Letter to to the publisher of Adolphe Their’s books. Tocqueville, who had just been elected a member of the Constituent Assembly of 1848, is interested in helping Mr. Obermeyer translating into German the famous book On Property by the prominent French Statesman Adolphe Thiers, that had been just published in French. He says he spoke to Thiers who agrees that Obermeyer would be the best translator. Signed at the conclusion, “Alexis de Tocqueville, member of the Institute and of the Constituent Assembly.” In fine condition, with a few light pencil remnants and some scattered light toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

377. Clyde W. Tombaugh and J. W. Christy. Tom-

baugh was an American astronomer (1906–1997) best known for discovering Pluto in 1930; Christy is an American astronomer who discovered Pluto’s moon, which he named Charon. Two original sketches on the same off-white 10 x 6.75 card, one done in ink in Christy’s hand, depicting Charon, the Center of Mass, and Pluto, signed “JW Christy, 1/8/95,” and the other done in black felt tip in Tombaugh’s hand, illustrating Charon and Pluto, signed, “In Correct Proportion: Clyde W. Tombaugh, 9 June 1995, Charon and Pluto.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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governor to side with the Americans during the Revolutionary War (1710–1785). ADS, signed “Jon Trumble,” one page, 7.75 x 2.5, June 10, 1755. Document, written by Trumbull reads: “I Jon Trumble promise to Mr. Sol Williams One pound sterling for the… purchasing books for the Philogramatican Library.” Central vertical fold, rough bottom edge, and small area of ink erosion to top, otherwise fine condition. An early example of the original spelling of his last name. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

379. Donald Trump. Official Rawlings

National League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot “Donald Trump.” In fine condition, with a few tiny scuffs not affecting the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

380. Desmond Tutu. Color glossy 8

x 10 photo of Tutu delivering a sermon, signed in blue ballpoint, “God bless you, Desmond Tutu March ‘10.” In fine condition, with light smudge next to signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Prolific image of the chief whose image graces the ‘Buffalo’ nickel 381. Two Guns White Calf. Blackfoot

chief (1872–1934) best known for the durable though still-controversial claim that he served as one of models for sculptor James Earle Fraser in creating the composite Native American portrait on the “Buffalo” nickel. Rare and dignified vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo, signed in black ink with his three-character pictogram of two rifles and a horned calf. Reverse bears a collector’s notation of provenance. In fine condition, with moderate silvering to the darker areas of the image, and some light brushing to the signature. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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382. Cornelius Vanderbilt II.

American businessman and philanthropist (1843–1899) who succeeded his father and grandfather as head of the New York Central Railroad. His mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, The Breakers, is among the largest and most lavish private residences ever constructed. ALS signed “C. Vanderbilt,” one lightlylined page, 5.5 x 8.5, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Co. letterhead, September 14, 1888. Letter to Mr. Cox. In full, “I have concluded not to take the Manhattan Trust Co. Stock. With thanks for bringing the matter to my attention.” Double matted and framed with a profile portrait of Vanderbilt to an overall size of 17.5 x 15. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

383. George W. Vanderbilt. Youngest child of the

affluent and entrepreneurial Vanderbilt family (1862– 1914), he is the renowned creator of Biltmore, the largest home in the United States. ALS signed “Geo. W. Vanderbilt,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, 58, Rue de Varenne letterhead, September 25, 1908. In a letter to William Henry Dennis Esq., Vanderbilt writes, in full: “I enclose my check for $654.13. This is the amount you want as I understand your letter of Aug. 29th. This will renew loans and pay commission and settle your acc. up to Aug. 29th.” In very good condition, with moderate soiling at the bottom right corner, lightly affecting the signature, two tears along the right edge, and staple holes in the top left corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Washington reaches out to procure necessary funding to keep Tuskegee afloat: “If you can help us in any measure, however small, to meet the cost of tuition we shall be very grateful” 384. Booker T. Washington. LS, one page, 8 x 10, Tuskeege Normal and Industrial Institute for the Training of Colored Young Men and Women letterhead, October 5, 1905. Washington politely requests funds for the institute, in full: “Our students pay their board partly in work and partly in cash, but they are wholly unable in addition to pay the cost of teaching which is Fifty Dollars per year for each one. If you can help us in any measure, however small, to meet the cost of tuition we shall be very grateful. Our endowment is not sufficient to enable us to run the institution without asking help. The enclosed printed matter will give you some definite information as to our condition and needs.” Matted and framed, with a small photo of Washington, to an overall size of 13.25 x 20. Intersecting folds, one passing through the “o” of the first name, and the “t” of the last name, light surface wrinkling, and uniform toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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385. Vice Presidents. Thirty-one items consisting of vintage

signatures on various size cards and slips and letters, each signed by a different former vice president. Signers are: John Tyler, George Mifflin Dallas, Alben Barkley (3), H. A. Wallace (2), Charles Custis (2), John Garner (2), William Wheeler, Thomas Hendricks, Levi P. Morton, Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Marshall, Adlai Stevenson, Garrett Hobart, Hubert Humphrey (2), Walter Mondale, Nelson Rockefeller (3), Richard Nixon (2), and Spiro Agnew (4). Most of the items are affixed to 11 x 14 sheets, along with clipped photos and associated information. In very good condition, with various scattered toning, trimmed edges, folds, and mounting remnants to some of the corners. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

388. Daniel Webster. Signed book: The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1. First edition. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, 457 pages. Signed in ink on the fourth free end page, beneath the words ‘Subscriber’s Copy,’ “Daniel Webster.” Uniform toning to the pages and text block, with heavier areas along the edges of the pages, a loose, but intact hinge, some trivial soiling to the second free end page, light foxing and soiling to the pastedowns, wear to the cover, separation to the head and tail of the spine, and a uniform strip of sunning along the spine, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by five additional, unsigned volumes of Webster’s Works. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

386. Booker T. Washington.

TLS, one page, 8.5 x 9.75, Tuskegee Norman and Industrial Institute letterhead, June 13, 1897. In a letter to Edwin D. Mead, Washington writes, in full: “I shall be in Boston either next week or the first of July and shall call to see you in regard to the Old South talks. I thank you very much for the invitation.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one of which passes through the last letter of the first name, surface creasing, uniform toning, an area of separation at the end of the horizontal fold, and a few small tack holes along the right edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

387. Watergate: Richardson and Ruckelshaus. Two

souvenir TLSs, each detailing the resignation of Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, William D. Ruckelshaus, and Attorney General, Elliot Richardson, during the Watergate scandal, each signed in ink at the conclusion by the respective official. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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389. Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Partly-printed DS,

signed “Oliv: Wolcott Jun,” one page, 6.5 x 5.5, April 10, 1783. Connecticut interest pay table document issued to Saybrook Stutmen for fifteen pounds. Signed at the bottom by Wolcott. In very good condition, with vertical ink cancellation signature over Wolcott’s signature, intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and scattered toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

390. Notley Young.

Prominent land owner and businessman who owned much of the land which became Washington, D. C. An early American lottery ticket, 4 x 1.5, circa 1790s, issued to help fund the Washington City Canal “for cutting the Canal through the City of Washington to the Eastern-Branch Harbour.” Numbered in the manuscript and signed at the bottom by Young. Two small punch holes to center, and scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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391. Admirals. FDC,

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postmarked November 24, 1970, signed in ballpoint and felt tip by eight US admirals and generals, including Arthur B. Radford, Earle Wheeler, L. L. Lemnitzer, Omar Bradley, Maxwell Taylor, N. F. Twining, and George Brown. Light wear, mild toning, with a light strip of toning along the top edge and some erased pencil notations, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

392. William Alexander, Lord Stirling. American gen-

eral (1726–1783) who served during the Revolutionary War and claimed the disputed title of Earl of Stirling. ALS signed “Stirling, mg,” one page, 6.5 x 8.5, November 1, 1781. Letter to Quartermaster Nicholas Quakenbush. In full: “I must desire you will immediately send off to this place two good large grind stones. We cannot do without them therefore if they are in Albany they must be sent. Remember to send the writing paper & c by this Express if it is not already sent. The additional tools wrote for Yesterday are also much wanted.” Intersecting folds, two passing through signature, tape and remnants to edges, and scattered toning, otherwise very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

“When the nations of our Empire drew the sword, it was not in anger but in defence of Right” 393. Edmund Allenby. British soldier and administrator

(1861–1936) most famous for his role during World War I, in which he led the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in the conquest of Palestine and Syria in 1917 and 1918. AQS, signed “Allenby F. M.,” on an off-white 10 x 7 sheet. Allenby writes, in full: “When the nations of our Empire drew the sword, it was not in anger but in defence of Right. Today the Empire stands in greater unity, still inspired by the Faith which brought Victory in War and which will lead to the lasting Triumph of Peace.” In fine condition, with some scattered light foxing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

The acclaimed general strikes an agreement with Louis B. Mayer and MGM on behalf of the War Department for Faulkner’s 1933 WWI drama, Today We Live 394. Hap Arnold. General (1886–1950) who helped develop the Air Force into a unified separate

service. DS signed by both “H. H. Arnold” and “Louis B. Mayer,” one page, 8.5 x 10, February 23, 1933. An agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation regarding Army cooperation in the filming of the picture, ‘Turnabout’ on the terms that “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Cooperation will reimburse the U. S. Army for such supplies used in excess of what would normally be used for military training purposes,” that the cooperation will not “disseminate nor cause to be disseminated any publicity of War Department cooperation or participation in the making of the film,” and will “submit their entire film to the War Department representative at March Field for his recommendation as to the propriety of both pictorial subjects and captions,” accepting “agreements made to cover insurance; loss, damage or destruction of Government property; injury to civilians; loss, damage, or destruction of property other than that of the U. S. Government; and death or injury to military personnel.” In very good condition, with three horizontal mailing folds, a few small edge tears, an ink edit, and an irregularly trimmed top edge. Today We Live, the 1933 movie based on William Faulkner’s short story, Turnabout, was filmed with the approval and assistance of the US military, with Arnold agreeing to assist Hollywood with the film’s impressive flying and actions scenes. The story, a World War I drama featuring Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, and Robert Young, depicts an American fighter pilot caught in a love triangle between a British Naval Officer and an English girl. Hired by Mayer, Faulker contributed dialogue to the film, making this book-to-screen adaptation the first he ever co-wrote. An excellent document, tying together three very different, exceptionally innovative men, each a pioneer in his arena of expertise. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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395. William B. Bate.

Bate served in the Confederate forces in the Civil War, attaining the rank of major general and commanding a division in the Army of Tennessee. He also served as governor of Tennessee from 1883 to 1887 and subsequently as United States Senator from 1887 until his death. Bank check, 7.5 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Bate, “W. B. Bate,” payable to Ebbitt House for $5.00, February 11, 1905. In very good condition, with the expected cancellation cuts, stamp and holes to body, the latter of which heavily affect the majority of the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

396. Hamilton P. Bee. Con-

federate general (1822–1897), older brother of Barnard Bee, Confederate General, commissioned Brigadier General 3-6-62. Crisp ink signature, “Hamilton P. Bee, Brigadier General, C. S. A., Bee Division Cavalry, Green Corps., 1862,” on an off-white 4 x 2.25 card. In fine condition, with light toning, and a few spots of soiling, one of which affects the “C” in the general’s rank, and mounting remnants to the reverse. H. P. Bee succeeded to the command of General Thomas green’s Cavalry after that officer’s death, April 12, 1864.RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

General whose victory forced Napoleon into exile

399. Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher. Prussian

Generalfeldmarschall (field marshal) who led his army against Napoleon I at the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig in 1813 and at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 with the Duke of Wellington. LS in German, signed “Blucher,” one page, 6.5 x 6.5, December 26, 1810. Crisply penned untranslated letter. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, irregularly trimmed edges, a few creases, and a couple trivial spots. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

397. William A. Bishop.

400. Charles L. Brown and Franz Stigler. On

Highly decorated Canadian ace (1894–1956) officially credited with 72 victories in World War I. Vintage sepia 7 x 10 book photo, signed in fountain pen, “W. A. Bishop.” In very good condition, with scattered creasing, one of which passes through the facial area, and some light soiling and tears along the edges. This page was originally part of The People’s War Book (1920). RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

398. Omar Bradley. Signed book: A

Soldier’s Story. First edition. NY: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1951. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 618 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page, “To Col. Lawrence J. Bolvig, with best wishes, Omar N. Bradley.” In fine condition, with spine a bit weak. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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December 20, 1943, Charles L. Brown, B-17 Pilot 379th BG, had received extensive damage to his aircraft, Ye Olde Pub. Franz Stigler, BF-109 Pilot, 6./JG-27, flew by the damaged craft and did not attack, claiming “I cannot kill these half-dead people. It would be like shooting a parachute,” but rather guided them to safety. Limited edition 17 x 11 print entitled ‘Brothers of Chivalry’, numbered #208/400, signed in pencil, “Charles L. Brown” and “Franz Stigler.” Also signed in pencil by the artist, Kelli Spiller. Mounted to a foam core backing to an overall size of 18 x 12.5. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

401. Benjamin Butler.

Ink signature, “Truly Yours, Benj. F. Butler,” on an off-white 5 x 3.75 album page, with a pencil notation above the signature. In very good condition, with scattered toning and light foxing, and an informational clipping taped below the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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402. George Cadwalader. Army general

(1806–1879) in the Mexican-American and Civil War. Vellum manuscript DS, signed “Geo. Cadwalader,” one page, 25 x 23.5, May 30, 1827. Land indenture in which Thomas Cadwalader and his wife, Mary, receive “in consideration of the sum of one dollar lawful money to them in hand paid by John Gauible” for “a certain lot or piece of land situate in the Township of the Northern Liberties in the County of Philadelphia…” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, uniform shade of toning, top edge trimmed in the form of an arc, and some staining and foxing along the leftmost vertical fold. Paper seals are crisp and intact. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Ornate engraved stock certificate from the defender of Little Round Top

403. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.

Maine-born Union major general (1828–1914) who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his defense of Little Round Top at Gettysburg. He later served as Governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College. DS, one page both sides, 10.75 x 6.75, February 16, 1889. A handsomely engraved certificate for one hundred shares of stock in the New Jersey Construction Company, issued to Edward Crane, signed by Chamberlain as president. Light vertical folds (one touching signature), otherwise clean, fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Original detailed map of the Chattanooga Lookout Mountain area carried by a Union soldier 404. Civil War. Handwrit-

ten manuscript, signed “G. W. Butler Co.…18th Regt Ill. Vols 1st Brig 4th Div. 14th Army of the Cumberland Camp on Duck River near Tullahoma Tenn. –July 15th A.D. 1863,” one page, both sides, 11.75 x 11.25, Headed: “‘Stand thou as a beaten anvil; it is the part of a hero to be played alive and yet conquer.’ Resolutions formed and adopted by G. W. Butler while in the Army in Tennessee, July 15th A.D. 1863. for the purpose of attaining a more consistent Christian Character. Almighty God help me to glorify thee in My Soul and Body Boath which are thine; give me a clean heart; teach me thy ways; appoint My paths; direct My progress; and complete My course; for the Lord Jesus’s sake. Amen” Butler has listed 17 resolutions. In part, “Resolves 1st. That all I do, or say, or think, be to the honor and glory of God. 2nd. That I constantly aim at the example of Jesus; -cultivating all the Christian graces, as Love, Meekness, Gentleness, Patience, Forbearance, Temperance, etc. and striving to subdue such Malignant passions as Envy, Revenge, Malice, Anger, Pride, Covetousness, etc.…5th. That I, if possible read a portion of the Bible each day…6th. That I avoid every appearance of folly, and henceforth strive to be sober and thoughtful…7th. That I always speak the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth…11th. That I be temperate in all things; and abstain from all intoxicating liquors, save in case of extreme necessity…12th. That I ever be true to My Country and render strict obedience all reasonable orders of those placed over me legally…15th. That I carry a copy of the foregoing resolutions with, review them frequently and note where in I fail in observing them….” On the reverse, Butler has drawn in pencil an 11 x 3 detailed map of the area around Chattanooga, Tennessee, including “Rebel camps” and “Lookout” mountain. Beneath the map is the title, by Butler, of the contents: “‘Stand thou as a beaten anvil; it is the part of a hero to be played alive and yet conquer.’ Resolutions of G. W. Butler Adopted July 15th A.D. 1863 Camp on Duck River near Tullahoma, Tenn.” In good condition, with partial separations and paper loss along very fragile folds, scattered toning, soiling, and damp staining affecting several words, and a few old tape repairs. Excellent first-hand Civil War item. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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An impressive collection of letters from the leader of the Mozart Regiment 405. Civil War. Archive of 13 letters, manuscripts, and documents.

All but two are letters to or about Lieutenant Charles H. Gesner; two are to Lieut. Col. Nelson A. Gesner, Charles’ brother. Archive includes: ALS, signed “T. W. Egan,” as Colonel, 40th New York Volunteers, two pages, 7.75 x 9.75, Headquarters 40th N.Y.S.V., Near Falmouth, Va., January 3, 1863. He had addressed it to “Major General Thos. Hillhouse, Adjutant General State of New York, Albany, N.Y.,” but before it was sent, Egan found out that when New York Gov. Edwin D. Morgan’s term ended on December 31, 1862, three days earlier, so did Hillhouse’s. Egan crossed out Hillhouse’s name, marked “(Copy)” at the head of the first page, rewrote the letter and sent it. Egan requests new Governor Horatio Seymour reappoint Lieutenant Charles H. Gesner who was “severely wounded” but “rejoined his regiment just soon enough to enter the battles of Hay Market, Bull Run 2d, and Chantilly…” ALS, signed “T. W. Egan,” as Colonel, 40th New York Volunteers, two pages, 8 x 9.7”, Metropolitan Hotel, N.Y., February 6, 1864. Letter to Col. J. B. Fry, Provost Marshal General, “an appointment in the Invalid Corps…He was very severely wounded at Fair Oaks, rejoining his regiment at Harrison’s Landing just before the evacuation. He was again wounded–more severely than before–at Bull Run or Manassas Plain. From this wound he has never recovered…” ALS,signed “T. W. Egan,” as Colonel, 40th New York Volunteers, two pages, 7.75 x 9.75, Headquarters 40th N.Y.S.V., Near Falmouth, Va., January 6, 1863. Letter to Lt. Col. Nelson A. Gesner. In part, “Those charges are amounting to nothing. [Brig. Gen. David] Birney has quashed those of incompetency & calling him by a vile name…I have

always regarded him as a friend until lately, & am sorry I was ever misled…That of introducing an improper female into my quarters is the most ungenerous. I did not think that any one claiming the title of an American gentleman would have so involved a woman who was absent in any question. But if he had the right to offer witnesses to impugn her character, so have I the right to call others to vindicate it, and with it my own…” A contemporary copy of a letter from Jacob A. Covington, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, Headquarters 40th N.Y.S.V., 40th N.Y. Volunteers, Camp near Fredericksburg, VA., Dec. 23d, 1862. In full “Having experienced a radical change in my feeling toward the South, and the efforts that they are now making for their freedom, I no longer wish to bear arms against them, but wish to remain strictly neutral. Accordingly I most respectfully beg leave to resign my commission as Second Lieutenant in the 40th Regiment New York Volunteers.” In very good to fine overall condition.RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

406. Civil War Diary. Manuscript diary of Private Edwin A. Brown of the 36th Ohio

Volunteers, 4 x 6.5, covering the period between August 21, 1863, to January 8, 1864. Diary contains over 80 pages, all in pencil, chronicling Brown’s service in Tennessee. The diary, reads in part [with some spelling corrected for readability]: “[Oct. 29]…3 ock… heard the rattling of muskets. Soon after breakfast we started and went to the river then we heard good many guns our men had crossed the river. We was the 3rd Reg crossed even we got across the Rebels had left that point crossed 2 Pontoons 25 men to the boat got across and went up a rocky bluff. The Rebels threw a few shells down no harm got to the top of this ridge and our Comp was deployed as skirmishers…got dinner and joined the rest of the boys throwing up Breastworks…we made a complete surprise on the Rebels in the morning. 3 oak the pontoon bridge was closed. We got artillery on the mountain at 11 oak our loss killed 6 wounded 20 one Lieut Rebels killed 8 wounded not known….the Rebels had a Brigade of them commanded by Brigadier Genl. Wood. We understand the Rebels loss 2 killed and wounded 60…I sleep on the side hill where we had to hold to the Brush to keep from going down the mountain. In the morning we landed 125 men before Mr. Reb was looking for it we revealed their Pickett Post. It was the best arranged thing I ever saw. Before Mr. Reb. knew it we had possession of both ridges. General Smith I understand planned the attack this battle was called Browns Ferry…[Oct. 29]…detailed to got on Pickett. Heavy cannonading in the direction of Look Out Mountain…[Nov. 25]…Stopped in front of Fort Wood laid there half an hour then marched in to a wood and laid there about 1 hour… skirmishing commenced and we was ordered into rank formed the line of battle went through the woods, fixed bayonets ordered double quick we double quick one mile up the mouton and took their works and 10 pieces artillery and a great lot of prisoners. Fighting lasted 2 hours. Gen. Granger captured 32 artillery he was on our right. Our Regt lost killed 7 wounded 70.” In good condition, with toned and heavily worn covers, some loose sections and pages, and expected toning and foxing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Interesting set of letters spanning the crucial years of the Civil War with significant interest in southern politics and medicine 407. Civil War. An eclectic assortment of letters

from the cognate Moreland and Speer families, with some input from the Silvey and Amoss families. The highlight of this lot is a fine correspondence of over 30 letters, mostly antebellum, from Dr. John Moreland of Heard County, a physician and State Senator. True to his family’s position, he was a staunch supporter of the ineffectual Franklin Pierce, writing a paean to the president in 1855 that includes a headlong assault on the American (Know Nothing) Party: “But there are enemies, secret & open, deadly opposed to the Administration, sworn to defeat the Democratic party & pledged to build up a great National American Party--a gigantic Party, the ruling principle of which is that ‘Americans shall will America.’ This party is now seeking to become a mammoth engine & as such, if successful, we can but apprehend it will be for woe… It sprang Phoenix like from the ashes of the defunct Northern Whig Party & in its resuscitation it has had incorporated with it a great deal of the rottenness & scum of Northern ‘Denmark.’… It seeks to violate the constitution of the United States with impunity in making a religious test as a qualification to office &c then denying that the Constitution forbids it. It stands as the counterpart of the Alien laws… The principles of the democratic party are liberal, tryue & solid. The Abolitionists & Fillibusters are unsuitable companions for that National Democratic Party which we admire & love. The one would place the degraded African in a position that requires the exercise of all the intelligence and virtue and self control of the refined & educated. The other would drive into theoretical republicanism, but practical anarchy, the superstitious slave of ignorance, & the timid victim of despotism…” Also included is a fine letter to Moreland offering to nominate him for a seat in the legislature (1851), a letter from Moreland regarding seeking office (1855), one from a manufacturer offering to construct a cotton gin for Moreland (1852), a personal letter from a friend recovering from hard times in Arkansas, a letter of recommendation for a “soldier & officer of the late Creek War, & well skilled in discipline & tactics” (1852), and a lengthy letter on a new instrument (apparently a piano) and the benefits of tuning (1857). Of special note is an exceptionally rare 8 x 12 medical broadside. A “Medical Notice,” advertising the new partnership of Drs. White, Moreland, and Brother, Corinth, Ga., Dec. 1854. The broadside features two small engraved vignettes depicting scenes of healing in the ancient world and makes special note that White was educated at the medical school in New York and was currently “at the North, attending an extra course of Medical lectures for the purpose of more fully familiarizing himself with Medical Chemistry, Practical Surgery, and Miry.” Accompanying the broadside is a printed two page circular (circa 1855) from DeGray and Co. of New York, advertising medicines such as the “nervo-electric pills” and “remedy for deafness”; five handbills for a new medical invention, the Dentophone, advertising “The Deaf Hear Through the Teeth!” Other family members contribute letters that resonate with the main themes of Speer’s life. A native of Corinth, Ga., Sarah Amoss offered her opinions on politics (Aug. 1841): “The people in this section of country do nothing but quarrel about the next presidential election. I believe the Ladies take as active part as the gentlemen, some of them fall out and fight like fury. At a camp meeting not far from this there were two ladies fell out about politicks. One struck a pair of scissors in the other, and she in a short time after expired. I never understood whether it was the Vanburenite or the Harrisonite that was killed. I am in hopes it was the Vanburenite…” Rounding out the collection is a copy of Daniel N. Speer’s will, a printed family record for the Speer family (1872) and an extensive set of notes and essays on Speer family history. Four boudoir card photographs depict the lavish interior of the Speer mansion in Atlanta, while their vacation spot appears in the form of a flyer from the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, that includes rules for eating and exercising, and a complete menu. In very good overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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412. Enola Gay: Morris Jeppson. Three

408. Lucius D. Clay. Matte-finish 4.75 x 8 head-and-shoulders photo, signed and inscribed in the bottom border in blue ballpoint, “With best wishes to Walt Espery, Jr, Lucius D. Clay, Gen. USA (Ret).” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

409. Cuban Missile Crisis. Two souvenir

TQSs: Statement on Cuban Missile Crisis, one page, 8.5 x 11, signed at the conclusion in blue ballpoint, “Robert S. McNamara”; and The Missiles of October—The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962, one page, 8.5 x 11, signed at the conclusion in blue felt tip, “S. Khrushchev, 08/01/92.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

items: sheet of non-issue WWII stamps, signed in pencil in the bottom border “Morris R. Jeppson, Weapons Test Officer, Enola Gay Mission to Hiroshima, 6 Aug. 1945”; glossy 5 x 7 photo of Jeppson, signed in blue felt tip, “Morris R. Jeppson, Tinian Island July 1945;” and a color satin-finish 5 x 3.5 photo of the Enola Gay, signed in blue felt tip, “Morris R. Jeppson, Bomb Electronics Officer, Hiroshima.” In fine condition, with a small tear to the top right corner of the stamp sheet. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

413. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets. Cardstock 8 x 10 photo of the Hiroshima mushroom cloud, signed in blue felt tip, “Paul Tibbets, Pilot.” In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

410. William R. Cox. Confed-

erate general (1832–1919), who suffered at least eleven combat wounds and was a three-term member of the House of Representatives and Secretary of the United States Senate from 1893–1900. Unique and interesting war-date ALS signed “Wm. R. Cox,” one page, lightlylined, 5.5 x 9, no date [but written between 1862–June 2, 1864]. After receiving word from Major R. S. Tucker that his property statements have been received, Cox writes below Tucker’s letter, in full: “I have 69 acres situated on the left of The R. R. which I purchased from…for about $10 or $11 per acre as woodlands but mostly all the wood has been removed. The land is doubtless known to Mr. Briggs.” In very good condition, with creasing, toning, a few tears affecting the text of the letter, and a bit of mirroring from where the letter was folded. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

411.

Enola Gay: Jacob Beser.

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of a young Beser standing alongside the Enola Gay, signed in black felt tip, “Hiroshima—Nagasaki, 1945, Jacob Beser, 2/23/91.” In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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414. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo

of Tibbets in his Air Force uniform, signed vertically in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

415. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets and Armen Shamlian. Two

photos: glossy color 8 x 10, featuring Tibbets being decorated by Gen. Carl Spaatz after the Hiroshima mission, with Sgt. Shamlian of the US Air Force with the 509th Composite Group Photo Officer, the photographer responsible for capturing the memorable image of Tibbets waving from the cockpit of the Enola Gay, in the foreground, signed in blue felt tip, “Paul Tibbets, Pilot, To Hiroshima, 6 Aug 1945” and “Armen Shamlian, 509th Photo”; and a glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Enola Gay from behind, signed in blue felt tip, “Paul Tibbets, Pilot, 6 Aug 1945.” In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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416.

Fighter Aces.

Ten glossy photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed in black felt tip by the respective US Navy Fighter Ace pilot pictured. Signers are: Scott McCuskey, Joe Robbins (2), R. H. May, E. R. Hanks, Swede Vejtasa, Hamilton “Mac” McWhorter (2), Diz Laird, and Robert Davis, with some adding rank and mission. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

417. Fighter Aces.

Seven glossy photos, 10 x 8 and two 8 x 10s, each signed in black felt tip by the respective Fighter Ace pilot pictured, with one photo featuring a P-51 Mustang, signed by eight pilots. Signers are: Bob Goebel (2), Walter Goehausen (2), Jim Brooks (2), Art Fielder (2), Richard Dunkin (2), Bob Barkey (2), and Herky Green, with some adding rank and mission. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

418. Fighter Aces.

Eleven glossy 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 photos, each signed in black felt tip by the respective European Theatre Fighter Ace pilot(s) pictured, all of which had at least five victories against Germany. Signers are: Kit Carson, Herman Ernst, Roy Evans, R. C. Curtis, Frank Hill, Steve Pisanos, Carroll McColpin, Jim Goodson, C. E. “Bud” Anderson (2), and Bud Peterson (2), with some adding rank and mission. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

419. Fighter Aces.

Twelve glossy 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 photos, each signed in black felt tip by the respective Army Air Corps Fighter Ace pilot pictured, all of whom had at least five victories against Germany. Signers are: R. C. Curtis, Jim Goodson, Don Bryan, George Loving, William King, Jack Ilfrey, “Willie Y” Anderson, Gordon Graham (2), and Ken Dahlberg, with some adding rank and mission. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

420. Fighter Aces.

Eleven glossy 8 x 10 photos, including two 10 x 8s, each signed in ink or felt tip by the respective Army Air Corps Fighter Ace pilots pictured, all of whom had at least five victories against Germany. Signers are: William Sloan, Gerald Brown, Jack Ilfrey, Frank Hurlbut, George Novotny, Harley Brown, Robert Booth, Walter Beckham (2), Steve Pisanos, and Roy Evans, with some adding rank and mission. In fine condition, with light contrast to a few of the signatures. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

421. Fighter Aces.

Nine color glossy 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 photos, each signed in black felt tip by the respective Fighter Ace pilot pictured, all of whom had at least five aerial victories in World War II. Signers are: Robin Olds, Don Blakeslee (vertically), Jack Ilfrey, Bud Mahurin, Gabby Gabreski (2), Fred Christensen, Tex Hill, and Jerry O’Keefe, with some adding rank and mission. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

422. Fighter Aces.

Eleven glossy 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 photos, each signed in black felt tip by the respective Fighter Ace pilot pictured, all of whom were members of Hub Zemke’s 56th Fighter Group. Signers are: Gabby Gabreski, Frank Klibbe, Bud Mahurin, Fred Christensen, Jim Carter, Harold Comstock, Paul Conger (2), and Jerry Johnson (3), with some adding rank. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

423. Fighter Aces.

Seven glossy 10 x 8 photos, including one 8 x 10, each signed in black felt tip by the respective Pacific Theatre Ace pilot pictured, all of whom had at least five victories against Japan. Signers are: John Loisel, Calvin Wire, John Mitchell, Robert L. “Bob” Scott (2), Warren Lewis, and Rex Barber, with some adding rank. In fine condition.RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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424.

Fighter Aces.

Thirteen 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 photos, two color, in varying finishes, each signed in black felt tip by the respective Fighter Aces and pilots pictured, all of whom were members of Claire Chennault’s American Volunteer Group, The Flying Tigers. Signers are: Tex Hill (3), Ed Rector (2), Joe Rosbert, Dick Rossi, R. T. Smith (3), Bob Layher, Erik Shilling (2), Link Laughlin (3), Charlie Bond (2), Ken Jernstedt (2), and Chuck Older, with some adding rank. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

425. Fighter Aces. Thir-

teen glossy 8 x 10 and 10 x 8 photos, one satin-finish, each signed in black felt tip by the respective Fighter Ace pilot pictured, all of whom flew for the US Marine Corps and had at least five victories against Japan. Signers are: Joe Foss, Jim Swett (3), Bob Owens, Roger Haberman (vertically), William Farrell, Bruce Porter (2), Archie Donahue, Roger Conant, Mick Finn, and J. W. “Buck” Ireland, with some adding rank. In fine condition.RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

428. Gabby Gabreski. Two items: Souvenir DS, Japanese Instrument of Surrender, 16 x 11, signed in pencil by Gabreski, who also adds, “At Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, stationed at Wheeler AFB, flying P-40—P-36, in the 45 Fighter Squadron, 15th FG, Served in E. T. O., Oct. 1942 to July 20 ‘44, CO 61st F. S., 56th F. G., 28 air kills, Ended the war, Stal ag Luft 1, Germany 10 months, 6 1/2 kills Korea, for total 34 1/2 air, victories,” mounted to a foam core backing to an overall size of 17.5 x 12.25; and a glossy 10 x 8 photo of Gabreski leaning against his plane, surrounded by onlookers, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

426. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Confederate general (1821–1877) who earned a reputation as the greatest cavalry officer of the Civil War. A subject of controversy even in his own lifetime, Forrest’s military legacy remains permanently clouded by his prewar career as a millionaire slave trader and, later, his role as first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Superb ink signature, “N. B. Forrest,” on an off-white 3 x .75 slip clipped from a bond. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I invented the torpedoplane in Washington in the summer of 1911” 427. Bradley A. Fiske. Navy Admiral (1854–1942) known for his technical innovations and electrical and mechanical inventions. ALS, one page, 5 x 6.5, personal letterhead, July 15, 1917. “I invented the torpedoplane in Washington in the summer of 1911. I applied for a patent in April, 1912. The patent was issued on July 16, 1912.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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429. Roy Geiger.

Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in fountain pen, “Roy S. Geiger, Lieut. General US Marine Corps, Comdg General, Fleet Marine Force Pacific.” In very good to fine condition, with small piece of tape to each border and moderate contrast to portions of signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)


Scarce signature from the Confederate leader who took a stand for his men, receiving a fatal shot through the heart

430. Isham Garrott.

Brigadier general in the Confederate States Army (1816–1863) who was shot and killed on June 17, 1863 during the Vicksburg Campaign while confronting Union snipers who were harassing his regiment. He had been promoted to Brigadier general on May 29, 1863, but the news hadn’t yet reached beleaguered Vicksburg. Ink signature, “I. W. Garrott,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.25 slip clipped from a larger letter. In very good condition, with moderate toning and soiling, ink notations in another hand, mounting remnants on the reverse, and the initials a shade or two light. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

433. The Great Escape. Major escape

from the Stalag Luft III POW Camp in Germany during WWII. The location of the camp was selected due to the near impossibility of escape via tunnel. However, in March of 1944, after a year of planning and preparing, Squadron Leader Roger Bushell lead approximately 200 men towards freedom through the simultaneous construction of three tunnels, Tom, Dick, and Harry. Fantastic flight flown commemorative cover with a color cachet honoring The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III, March 23, 1944, 7.5 x 4.5, signed in ballpoint and felt tip by Captain Douglas Poynter, Pilot Officer B. A. (Jimmy) James, and Wing Commander Henry Kenneth Rees. In fine condition, with light creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

431. Generals. FDC

with a cachet honoring The Heroic Deeds of the United States Army in World War II, signed in felt tip and ballpoint by seven generals. Signers area: Mark W. Clark, James M. Gavin, John E. Hull, Lewis B. Hershey, Henry A. Miley, Lucius D. Clay, and Walter T. Kerwin. Scattered creasing, soiling, and light brushing to the first letter in Kerwin’s signature, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

434. William F. Halsey. Vintage matte-finish 9 x 7.25 photo of Halsey shaking hands with a junior officer, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “W. F. Halsey,” affixed to a mount of the same size. Matted and framed to an overall size of 12.5 x 9.5. In fine condition, with light contrast to the inscription and signature. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

435. Samuel P. Heintzelman.

432. Jeremy F. Gilmer. Chief Engineer of the

Confederate States Army (1818–1883). War-dated ink signature, “J. F. Gilmer,” and initialed by Secretary of War James A. Seddon, on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 slip clipped from a larger endorsement and inlaid to a slightly larger sheet. In very good condition, with a faint vertical crease, moderate toning, scattered soiling, a few small edge tears, and multiple ink notations in other hands. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

General (1805– 1880) who served in the Seminole War, the MexicanAmerican War, the Yuma War, the Cortina Troubles, and the Civil War. War-dated ink signature, “Washington, Oct. 20th 1863, S. P. Heintzelman, Major Genl,” on an off-white 5.75 x 3 card. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Hill issues a firm disapproval while on the march north towards Gettysburg after victory at Chancellorsville 436. Ambrose P. Hill. Confederate general (1825 -1865). He gained early fame as the commander of “Hill’s Light Division,” becoming one of Stonewall Jackson’s ablest subordinates. He later commanded a corps under Robert E. Lee in the Army of Northern Virginia before his death in battle just prior to the end of the war. Rare war-dated endorsement, signed “A. P. Hill,” dated May 15, 1863, on a light blue 2.5 x 5.5 clipped slip. An endorsement above Hill’s, from a camp hospital, dated April 24, 1863, reads, “Stating that Sgt. J. H. Poindexter is on duty at this Hosp. Desires being transferred to camp…at Raleigh.” Underneath, written in another hand reads, “Respectfully returned,” with Hill writing, “The man appears to be in perfect health and I disapprove the mode of his application.” Endorsement is affixed to a slightly larger off-white card. In very good condition, with writing around Hill’s endorsement and signature light, but mostly legible, scattered moderate staining and toning, and a repair to a horizontal fold. Forwarded to Hill for his signature, this document was endorsed only five days after Stonewall Jackson’s death. On May 1, 1863, Hill’s division performed brilliantly at the Battle of Chancellorsville, pushing back the Union forces to defensive positions. The next day Jackson was wounded by friendly fire; Hill applied the tourniquet to the general’s arm and remained with him until medical staff arrived. As he started to assume Jackson’s command, he was cut down by a shell wounding his legs, and unable to walk or ride, he turned over control of the Second Corps to Stuart. By May 6 Hill had returned to duty and temporarily took charge of the famed general’s troops. Jackson, who was expected to live, died four days later from complications of pneumonia, forcing Lee to reorganize his troops. Lee promoted Hill to lieutenant general, calling him “the best soldier of his grade with me,” and gave him command of the new Third Corps which was ordered north. Hill’s first test came two months later at Pennsylvania. On May 15, on the road north, Hill endorsed Poindexter’s application but there is no known record whether he ever made it to Raleigh or Petersburg. He was listed as medical staff at Camp Winder hospital in Richmond in 1864, but later taken a prisoner of war in 1865 and released the same year. Hill died just weeks before the war ended at the Third Battle of Petersburg in an ironic twist of fate. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Hill fears for the fate of the Confederacy in the Battle of Roanoke Island: “I am about to start to Roanoke Island, the most important & the weakest point in N. C.” 437. Daniel H. Hill. Confederate General (1821–1889) and brother-in-law of Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson. War-dated ALS signed “D. H. Hill,” two lightlylined pale blue pages, 4.5 x 7, November 6, 1861. Letter to North Carolina Governor Henry T. Clark. In full: “Your very kind letter is most gratefully accepted. I regret that I cannot go to Raleigh before the 17th or 18th. I am about to start to Roanoke Island, the most important & the weakest point in N. C. Unless one or more Regiments can be sent there, the whole Albermarle region will be at the mercy of the enemy. Genl Huger will withdraw the Georgia Regiment and then the island must be lost.” In fine condition, with thin tape strip along reverse of second page along hinge. In response to Governor Clark’s pressing concern regarding the lengthy coastline, Hill would be appointed to guard one of the two districts of the coast. However, the rebel general would only serve his post for two months before being reassigned to the North Carolina Brigade in Joseph Johnston’s Army of the Potomac (later Army of Northern Virginia). His fears would prove eerily prophetic, “Unless one or more Regiments can be sent there, the whole Albermarle region will be at the mercy of the enemy,” and the Battle of Roanoke Island fell to Ambrose Burnside’s force on February 8, 1862. These early conquests hurt the Confederate economy and provided future bases for the Union blockade fleet. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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442. Y. C. Humes.

438. Tex Hill. A scale model

of a Curtiss/USAAF P-40B Tomahawk, signed in black felt tip on the wing “‘Tex’ Hill.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a photo taken at time of signing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Confederate cavalry general(1830–1883). Large ink signature, “Wm. Y. C. Humes, Maj. Genl. C. S. A., Memphis, Tenn.,” on an off-white 8.25 x 4.5 inlaid, bordered sheet. In fine condition, with uniform toning, with darker areas along the edges, and a faint pencil notation in the bottom right corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

443. Iwo Jima: Flag Raising Company. Sat-

439. Tex Hill. Color

satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of a Flying Tiger formation, signed in black felt tip, “’Tex’ Hill, A. V. G. Flying Tiger.” In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

440. Joseph Hooker.

Notorious and immensely unpopular Union general (1814–1879), Hooker was criticized for his erratic leadership, heavy drinking, poor sense of diplomacy, and the freewheeling atmosphere of his headquarters. Ink signature, “Joseph Hooker, Maj Genl,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2 lightly-lined slip. In fine condition, with a couple slight brushes and a uniform shade of toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

441. Isaac Hull.

American commodore (1773–1843) who commanded the Constitution during the War of 1812. LS, one page, 8 x 9.5, July 5, 1831. Letter to John Henley, commander of the Navy yard at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In part: “By directions from the Commissioners of the Navy I herewith forward to you the dimensions of Caboose Iron that you may give the necessary information to such persons as may wish to offer proposals for furnishing it.” In fine condition, with uniform toning, pencil notations to top left, and some light creasing and wrinkling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

in-finish 36 x 12 photo of the Iwo Jima Flag Raising Company, #19/75, signed in blue felt tip by 10 soldiers. Rolled and in fine condition. Accompanied by photos taken at the time of signing. The ten Iwo Jima Easy Company veterans who autographed this photograph served with all six of the Flag Raisers from Boot Camp until the Battle of Iwo Jima and are mentioned in the film and book “Flags of our Fathers.” This photograph was signed by the Col. Dave Severance who was the Commanding Officer of Easy Company and of all six of the Flag Raisers. Two the Flag Raisers Harlon Block and Rene Gagnon appear in this photograph. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

444. Iwo Jima: Charles Lindberg.

Limited edition 11 x 17 print of a drawing of Lindberg, entitled ‘Cpl. Charles W. Lindberg, 1st Flag Raiser, Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945, 10:30am,’ numbered #141/200, signed in pencil, “Charles W. Lindberg.” Also signed in pencil by the artist, Kelli Spiller. Affixed to a foam core mount to an overall size of 15.75 x 20. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

445. Iwo Jima: Joe Rosenthal.

Famous 10 x 12.75 reproduction photo of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi after the battle of Iwo Jima, signed in black felt tip, “Joe Rosenthal, Mt. Suribachi, February 23, 1945.” In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned typescript copy of the story of the photograph, as told by Rosenthal, titled ‘The Picture That Will Live Forever.’ Uncommon in this size. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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446. Iwo Jima: Joe Rosenthal. Photog-

449. Fitzhugh Lee. Ink signa-

rapher best known for his famous shot of five Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima. Three items: two ink signatures and inscriptions on individual off-white 5 x 3 cards, each inscribed to Edwin Brooks and signed, “Joe Rosenthal”; and a glossy 7.5 x 4 composite photo of Rosenthal, featuring his famous shot of the flag raising at Iwo Jima, and Rosenthal with his camera, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “Best wishes to Ed Brooks, Joe Rosenthal.” In fine condition, with light surface creasing to the photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

ture, “Fitzhugh Lee, Governor of Virginia,” on a brown 4 x 2 deckle-edge card, with “Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Affair, Richmond, Sept 30/89,” in another hand. In fine condition. Accompanied by a small portrait of Lee. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

447. Joseph E. Johnston. Confederate general

naval officer (1881–1966) who earned the nickname ‘Sea Devil’ for his legendary maritime exploits. Two identical 3.5 x 5.5 vintage postcard portraits of von Luckner in uniform, signed in the bottom border in fountain pen. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

er-in-chief of the US Fleet and chief of naval operations (18781956) who commanded the US Navy throughout World War II and served as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s chief naval advisor. He was promoted to five-star admiral in 1944. TLS signed “E. J. King,” one page, 8 x 10.25, Navy Department letterhead, July 1, 1933. Short letter to a collector. In part: “You may consider the signature on this letter as meeting your request for an autograph.” In fine condition, with two punch holes to top edge, light mounting remnants on reverse, and a uniform shade of toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

451. John B. Magruder. Career army officer who served in the Mexican-American War, as a Confederate general in the Civil War, and as a postbellum general in the Imperial Mexican Army. Florid ALS signed “J. Bankhead Magruder,” two lightly-lined pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, April 23, 1867. In a letter to William Hughes, Magruder writes, in part: “I have this moment received your kind note and will call upon you at Mr. Cook’s with great pleasure—I received in St. Louis a loving & effectionate [sic] letter from my old friend Wm. Hughes, which was intended to reach me in…Louisville & thence to St. Louis & I would have answered it but that I expected to return…to do so in person. I find however that I must go to…Texas in a few days. I must postpone the pleasure of a visit to West River until my return.” Light toning, show-through from writing on the second integral page, and mounting remnants along the hinge on the reverse of the second integral page, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

(1807–1891) who, when Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861, resigned his commission as a brigadier general in the regular army—the highest-ranking US officer to do so. Initially commissioned as a major general in the Virginia militia, he relieved ‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s command at Harper’s Ferry and organized the Army of the Shenandoah. LS signed “J. E. Johnston,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.5 x 9.25, January 19, 1861. Letter to Lieutenant Colonel John Monroe. In part: “Your letter of the 12th Ulto relative to a disallowance of the transportation of your servant, $61 paid…of Lt. S. D. Lee’s accounts has been received. As there is no authorization in this Office to allow the accounts, your letter will be submitted to the Secretary of War, as requested by you.” Letter is affixed to a slightly larger off-white sheet and framed to an overall size of 11 x 13.5. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and wrinkling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

448. Ernest J. King. Command-

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452. Albert Sidney Johnston. American military officer (1803–

1862) who fought with distinction in the Mexican-American War. Upon hearing of the secession of Texas in 1861, he resigned his Army commission and became Confederate commander of Western Department, making him the second-highest-ranking general in the CSA. On April 6, 1862, as he led the fierce Confederate charge at Shiloh, he took a bullet to the knee; though the wound did not appear serious, the bullet had struck a major artery, and Johnston bled to death, becoming the highest-ranking casualty of the war. Rare ALS signed “A. Sidney Johnston, Paymaster U.S.A.,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 9.75, November 1, 1857. Letter to Colonel Benjamin F. Larned, Paymaster General. In full: “I have the honor herewith to transmit a statement of money’s received, infunded and balance on hand for the month of October 1851. I will leave here tomorrow to pay the troops of this district and be absent twenty days. I will close the payment of the Volunteers for 48–9 on my return. This additional time is necessary to enable some of the claimants to identify their names with the pay roll.” In fine condition, with some faint toning along both horizontal mailing folds. At the outbreak of the Mexican-American War in 1846, Johnston helped form the 1st Texas Rifle Volunteers, who participated in Zachary Taylor’s campaign in northeastern Mexico. After Taylor was elected president, he appointed Johnston paymaster for all the forts in Texas in 1849. He was one of a few Texan soldiers rewarded with a regular service job and saw this position as a stepping stone for career advancement.

Shortly after the start of the French revolution, Lafayette appoints a member of the Paris National Guard 453. Marquis de Lafayette. Partly-printed DS, in French, signed “Lafayette,” one page, 12 x 9.5, August 7, 1790. An untranslated brevet appointment in the “De Volontaire de la Garde Nationale Parisienne,” issued to Simon Versigny, signed at the top by Lafayette. Matted and framed to an overall size of 17.25 x 15. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning and soiling, light rippling, and handwritten portions a shade or two light, but still legible. A year earlier, Lafayette was acclaimed commander-in-chief of the National Guard of France, an armed force established to maintain order under the control of the Assembly. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

He visited New Orleans from May-August 1851, securing the extra funds to pay off the Texas Volunteers and was able to “close the payment of the Volunteers for 48-49.” He continued as paymaster until 1854 and traveled over 4000 miles in a covered ambulance carrying a chest of gold to pay the troops, accompanied by a forage wagon and a dragoon escort.

In 1855, Johnston accepted a commission in the US Army where he was twice promoted, but resigned his command and joined the Confederate States Army after the succession of Texas. Considered by Jefferson Davis to be one of the army’s finest officers, he died during his greatest military moment, The Battle of Shiloh, in which the Confederates launched a surprise attack against Grant’s forces on April 6, 1862. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

“I have received a further indication of the society’s kindness to me by its authorizing me to write the 19th volume of its collection” 454. Marquis de Lafayette. ALS in French, signed “Lafayette,”

one page, 7.75 x 7, August 1, 1819. Letter to a gentleman, in part (translated): “I have received a further indication of the society’s kindness to me by its authorizing me to write the 19th volume of its collection. Even though harvest time calls me back to La Grange…I didn’t want to delay in offering my thanks.” In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, a couple passing through signature, scattered toning, foxing, and wrinkling, and a trivial hole to top left. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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455. George C. Marshall. TLS signed “G. C. Marshall,” one page, 7 x 9, Office of General of the Army letterhead, January 10, 1955. In a letter to Harvey Blicksilver, Marshall writes, in part: “I receive so many requests for pictures that I have found it necessary to adopt a policy of sending them only to those persons whom I know personally quite well. I regret that I am not in a position to comply with your request.” In fine condition, with a faint paperclip impression at the top left corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 456. George C. Marshall.

TLS signed “G. C. Marshall,” one page, 7 x 9, General of the Army letterhead, January 14, 1957. Marshall writes to Dennis Winnie. In full: “Thank you very much for your note of December 28 with its birthday wishes. I appreciate your having me in mind and your thoughtfulness is appreciated.” In fine condition, with a few spots of light soiling and wrinkling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

457. Medal of Honor Recipients. FDC with a cachet honoring

the 50th Anniversary of Disabled American Veterans, signed in ballpoint and felt tip by nine generals, including Clarence B. Craft, Jack Lucas, Ernest E. West, and Jim Swett. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“My service for my 1st year was after the Sioux Indians, just after the Sioux outbreak in fall of 1862...also at the hanging of the 38 condemned indians”

F. 7th Minnesota Volunteer solider who took part in the Minnesota Indian Massacre. ALS signed “William Johnson, Late Co F. 7th Minnesota Vols, Enlisted Aug 2nd 1862, Discharged 16th, 1865 at Fort Snelling, Minn,” one page, 9 x 6.5, no date. Johnson writes, in full: “Replying to yours of 25th Will say that I never saw or knew President A. Lincoln. My service for my 1st year was after the Sioux Indians, just after the Sioux outbreak in fall of 1862, was at Battle of Wood Lake, Minn. at Camp Release, also at the hanging of the 38 condemned indians at Mankato Dec 26–1862. June 1863 we formed an expedition of about 4000 troops for a campaign from Mankato Minn to chase the indians out of Minnesota & across N. Dakota. We caught up with & drove them across the Mo river near where Bismarck ND now is, returning to Fort Snelling Minn. Thence to St Louis Mo. for the winter. In spring of 1864 we joined the 16th A. C. under Genl A. G. Smith, Afterwards known as Smith Guerillas. Was mustered in & discharged at Fort Snelling Minnesota.” Central intersecting folds with a horizontal crease, light toning, and trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“It is encouraging to us here to know that you back home appreciate how tough the Nazis are. I suspect there will be much hard fighting before it is over here” 458. Anthony C. McAuliffe. War-dated TLS signed “A. C. McAuliffe,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, 103rd Infantry Division letterhead, February 14, 1945. In a letter to J. F. Seiberling of Seiberling Rubber Comany, McAuliffe writes, in full: “Your kind letter of January 2d reached me only yesterday. Thank you very much for your good wishes. I would like to offer you my congratulations on turning out a record number of truck tires during December. It is encouraging to us here to know that you back home appreciate how tough the Nazis are. I suspect there will be much hard fighting before it is over here. We certainly have cause to be optimistic right now in view of the sensational progress of the Russians in the East and the steady progress of the Americans and British in the West. We all hope and pray with you for a quick victory.” Light creasing and toning, and faint shadows at each corner from previous mounting, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The father of the US Air Force shares his views on the future of the military’s underdog “The only way aviation can be developed to its maximum efficiency is under its own officers, as a separate branch of the service, coequal with the Army and Navy” 461. Billy Mitchell. American World War I ace (1879–1936). His zealous ambition, overreaching bravado, and vocal criticism of the War and Navy departments following the war led to a court-martial, a guilty verdict, and prior to a suspension, his resignation from the military in 1926. TLS signed “Wm. Mitchell,” one page, 6.5 x 10.25, personal letterhead, February 16, 1931. Mitchell writes to Sam E. Burns, Jr., in full: “Thank you very much for your letter of Feb. 8th, which I found upon my return home today. I am glad to know of your interest in aviation problems. Your view is quite correct in regard to the Air Corps as at present organized. The only way aviation can be developed to its maximum efficiency is under its own officers, as a separate branch of the service, coequal with the Army and Navy. It takes a little time to bring the public mind around to a realization of this fact, but it will be accomplished sooner or later. One way in which boys in school can help toward this is by having debates on the subject.” One of the mailing folds lightly affecting a couple of letters of the beginning of the signature, a uniform block of toning over the text and signature, and some trivial toning at the bottom right edge, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and an unsigned photo of Mitchell in uniform. One of the most controversial figures in the history of the Air Force, Mitchell took a no-holds-barred approach to advocating for the expansion of airpower in military warfare. He is remembered as the first great advocate for the division that would become a quintessential staple in modern militia. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

462. Marc Rene, Marquis de Montalembert. French

military engineer and writer (1714–1800) known for his work on fortifications. Two third-person ALSs, to the Chevalier d’Eon, spy for Louis XV. As the “Chevalière d’Eon” he dressed as a woman. During Eon’s secret mission to Russia he is said to have disguised himself as a Lady-in-Waiting to the Empress Elizabeth. Both one page, both from July 1792. The first, July 19 [1792], is addressed to Monsieur le Chev. D’Eon and reads in part: “M. de Montalembert has been in London for a few days and is preparing to take the waters in Bath that have been prescribed for his health. He would be very pleased to see Mr. le Chevalier d’Eon and renew their acquaintanceship from St. Petersburg, which dates from many years past, as he will see at first sight. But he is sufficiently well despite his age and the great illness which he has just contracted…” The second letter, July 22 1792, is addressed to Mademoiselle la Chevaliere D’Eon and reads, in part: “The Marquis de Montalembert prays Mademoiselle la Chev. D’Eon to do him the honor of coming to dine with him tomorrow, Monday, or any other day that will suit her; that’s the best way to renew such an old acquaintance. He sends her many compliments…” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning and soiling, and pencil notations to both. Interesting to note, given the recipient d’Eon’s history as a spy, that one letter addresses him as a man, and the other as a woman. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

464. Peter Muhlenberg. Continental Army

officer (1746–1807), Muhlenberg left the ministry in 1776 to command a Virginia regiment. He soon became a brigadier general, and fought Benedict Arnold in Virginia. LS signed “Your most Obed Sevt, P. Muhlenberg,” one page, 8 x 6.5, January 21, 1800. Short letter to the Chairman of the Committee of Claims. In part: “Mr. Kahn whose Petition if before the Committee…requests me to present to you the enclosed paper, which he conceives necessary to establish his claim.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, uniform toning, and a bit of mild soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

465. Philippe Petain.

French general who was honored as a national hero for his defense of Verdun during World War I, but who was convicted after World War II of dealings with the enemy while head of the collaborationist Vichy regime. Ink signature and inscription, in French, and signed “Paris 12 fevrier 1932, Ph. Petain” on an off-white 10 x 7 album page. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light foxing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Napoleon writes imploring on behalf of an ailing veteran of the first Italian campaign who suffered “three saber blows to the skull of the head”

466. Napoleon. Endorsement signed “Bonaparte,” on a one-page manuscript

document in French, 9.5 x 11, Paris, December 12, 1799. Regarding a military matter, the document reads (translated): “The undersigned has the honor to inform citizen council that having served by your orders, all the campaign from Italy in the 28th Division of Police having escorted General Servoni from Milan to go to Corsica where he was wounded in Pizza in Toscany on 29 Germinal [the 7th month of the Republican calendar approximately March 21-April 19], year 5 by three saber blows to the skull of the head, epileptic seizures resulted from his wounds for which he was treated in this hospital by your orders and while being [the undersigned] in Paris to request his pension, but he has to provide a certificate from General Servoni; being in the saddest situation with nothing left, he kneels down to implore your humane help unto bring him back to life. Therefore Citizen Council, it is with a complete trust in that he requests your compassion and it would bring in his soul the deepest gratitude.” Endorsed in the upper left, “Inform Commandant…to admit him temporarily…for 15 days to the Invalides…remove the deads,” and signed by an unknown official, underneath which is endorsed in another hand, “To Ministry of the War to be sent The Council of the Republic,” and signed underneath, “Bonaparte.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning, foxing, and wrinkling, small pinholes to blank lower left area, a light pencil notation, and a few small edge separations. An incredibly humbling plea from the calculating military mastermind. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

While leading the blockade of Toulon aboard the Victory, Nelson thanks an officer honoring his late father, “a real act of charity to a clergy man’s Widow and son” 467. Horatio Nelson. Highly esteemed British admiral (1758–1805) best known for his participation in the Napoleonic Wars, during which, in the Battle of Trafalgar, he lost his life. ALS signed “Nelson & Bronte,” one page, 7.25 x 9, October 18, 1803. While aboard the Victory, Nelson writes a letter of thanks to Sir William Fawcett. In full: “I have to return you many thanks for the fulfillment of your kind promise in giving your vote for the…Scholarship to my relation. Nelson it was I can assure you a real act of charity to a clergy man’s Widow and son, and I feel truly sensible of your goodness on the occasion and I hope someday soon I shall be able to return you my personal thanks (in peace) and be able to show to you how much I am Desr Sir William your obd svt.” Letter is affixed to an identical size sheet. Repairs to complete separations along intersecting folds, one vertical fold touching a single letter of signature, and scattered toning and soiling, otherwise very good condition. Sir William Fawcett (1727–1804) was a longtime soldier who eventually served as Adjutant-General to the Forces. At the time he received this letter, he was serving as Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Given the letter’s timing, as well as Nelson writing “a clergy man’s Widow and son,” one can certainly assume that Nelson is talking about his father, Reverend Edmund Nelson, who passed away on April 26, 1802. Several months earlier, Britain had declared war on France, and Nelson was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet and became captain of the HMS Victory. His flagship and fleet were then responsible for the blockade of the French fleet at Toulon. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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468. Chester W. Nimitz. Friendly TLS

signed “C. W. Nimitz,” one page, 6 x 8, letterhead bearing a five star fleet admiral flag, December 5, 1947. In a letter to Mr. and Mrs. Mason Bowen, Nimitz writes, in full: “Thank you so much for your Season’s Greetings. Mrs. Nimitz and I sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness, and we extend to you every good wish for a bright and cheery Christmas. May the New Year bring to you both happiness, good health, and success in abundant measure.” Matted and framed, with an unsigned photo of Nimitz in uniform, to an overall size of 19.5 x 15.5. In very good condition, with scattered creasing, some light soiling, and a few stray pencil marks. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Please inform me what would be the price of 10 to 50 copies of my photographs from your plate—done on paper for a book— for insertion in a pamphlet” 469. Fitz John Porter. Union major general who fought at Antietam and Second Bull Run. Porter was court-martialed in 1863 for disobeying an order from Gen. Pope to attack but was exonerated in 1878. ALS signed “F. P. Porter,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, Central Rail Road Co. of New Jersey letterhead, September 20, 1879. In a request to famed engraver, publisher, and plate printer J. C. Buttre, Porter writes, in full: “Please inform me what would be the price of 10 to 50 copies of my photographs from your plate—done on paper for a book—for insertion in a pamphlet.” In very good condition, with scattered light toning and soiling, diagonal crease through the letterhead and a mild crease to the top left corner, and a few notations in another hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 470. Eddie Rickenbacker. Vintage fountain

pen signature, “Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with some light creasing, two of which slightly affect the signature. Accompanied by three unsigned photos. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“It is difficult to understand how so many things could happen to two good friends as happened to you on your trip to Miami and back” 471. Eddie Rickenbacker. TLS, two

pages, 7.25 x 10.5, Eastern Air Lines letterhead, March 28, 1961. Rickenbacker writes as Chairman of the Board, in part: “After reading your communication, it is difficult to understand how so many things could happen to two good friends as happened to you on your trip to Miami and back. However, I am asking Mr. Robert L. Turner, our Vice President—Customer Services, to investigate this matter immediately and then send you a check covering the extra charges involved, including your long distance telephone calls…I hope you will accept my humble apologies for the great inconvenience you suffered.” A horizontal mailing fold passing through the tops of the first letters of the first and last name of the signature, a rusty paperclip impression at the top edge of both pages, and a faint impression of a paperclip towards the bottom of the second page, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

472. Winfield Scott.

Mexican War and Union commander (1786– 1866) nicknamed ‘Old Fuss and Feathers’ for his love of military pageantry. Partly-printed, self-contained DS, one page, 7 x 2.5, no date. “I certify on honor, that the foregoing account is accurate and just, and that I have not received compensation from the United States, for any part of the time as above charged,” signed “Winfield Scott, Capt. U. S. A.,” and continues on to list the sum owed as $233.00. Central horizontal crease, light toning, and trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

473. William T. Sherman.

Vibrant ink signature, “W. T. Sherman,” on an off-white 3.75 x 6 trimmed card affixed to a slightly larger card with a photo. In fine condition, with uniform toning, with heavier areas around the edges. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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Sherman expresses disappointment his friend will not be able to attend his wedding

474. William T. Sherman. ALS signed “Sherman,” three pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 9.75, May 1, 1850. Letter to Lieutenant E. C. Ord. In part: “We have hoped till now that you might be present at the wedding (now near at hand) but the rect of yr letter of the 13th forbids all hope. H Brown, Harder, Carter of the Navy & Tom Ewing are my assistants, and a pretty, perky young miss has been in waiting…I will be married in just seven hours from this time, and had no time for thought or reflection…With this I leave a Segint ring [not present] which I had engraved for you and had hoped to achieve in person, but from that we shall pass each other and meet again long hence if ever. I shall go west via New York, Buffalo, & Sandusky and would now write to you to try and meet me, could I have any certainty in my letter finding you, but I’ll trust to fate to meet you somewhere before you depart for the west…Let me assure you of the friendship I entertain for you and assure you that all who are dear to me shall know of you and shall honor you to the extent of their power. I have not resolved upon any thing definite for myself…I have too many poor relations and too soft a heart to refuse them when they need what I possess already am I nearly stripped of my small pile, and must begin married life with the old song of Economy…again let me ask you to write me of your movements and accept the renewed assurances of my warmest esteem & friendship. Tell me how you like the ring, it is a symbol, not a measure of my respect…” Reverse of second integral page is addressed by Sherman to Ord, “3rd Artillery, Washington, D. C.” Letter is housed in a custom-made green cloth covered four-flap folder. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds, a few separations along folds, some light soiling, scattered toning, and light show-through from writing on opposite sides, otherwise fine condition. Born in Ohio 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, Sherman’s father died when he was nine-years-old. Now widowed and unable to care for the entire family, his mother sent William to be raised by his father’s friend, Thomas Ewing. William Tecumseh Sherman and Ellen Ewing, Ewing’s daughter, were married from May 1, 1850, until Mrs. Sherman’s death on November 28,1888, at their home in New York City. At the time of their marriage, Thomas Ewing was serving as the first secretary of the interior, having been appointed to the newly created cabinet post by President Zachary Taylor on March 8, 1849. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 475. William T. Sherman. Superb Riggs

& Co. business check, 7.5 x 3, filled out and signed by Sherman, “W. T. Sherman,” payable to Lutz & Bro. for $20.75, December 30, 1880. In fine condition, with light toning and two cancellation cuts to body. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

476. Holland Smith.

Marine officer (1882– 1967), nicknamed ‘Howlin’ Mad,’ who commanded the Amphibious Force and the Fleet Marine Force. Signed book: Coral and Brass. Later printing. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1949. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 289 pages. Signed and inscribed on his full-page portrait adjacent to the title page, “With warm personal regards to Copr. W. Weneger, H. M. Smith, Brig Genl.” In very good condition, with heavy contrast to signature and inscription, scattered toning and foxing to pages and pastedowns, moderate toning and creasing to dustjacket, as well as scattered tears and paper loss. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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477. Martin Luther Smith. One

of the select few Northern generals who fought on the side of the Confederacy, Smith strategized and implemented defenses at Vicksburg. War-dared ink signature, “M. L. Smith,” on a light blue 3 x 2 lightlylined slip clipped from a larger endorsement, dated May 3, 1863. In very good condition, with toning, and pencil and ink notations in another hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

478. John Sullivan. American gen-

eral in the Revolutionary War and a delegate in the Continental Congress. Sullivan served as a major general in the Continental Army and as governor (or president) of New Hampshire. He is most famous for leading the Sullivan Expedition in 1779, a scorched earth campaign against the Iroquois towns that had taken up arms against the American revolutionaries. Ink signature, “Jno Sullivan,” on an off-white slip. Double matted with a portrait of Sullivan, to an overall size of 11 x 14. Scattered toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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On the very day that the Battle of Iwo Jima ends, ‘Howlin’ Mad’ Smith sings the praises of the Boy Scouts of America, calling it “a fine organization which prepares young men for manhood and citizenship by instilling in them the finest principles inherent in our democracy” 479. Holland Smith. Marine officer (1882–1967), nicknamed ‘Howlin’ Mad,’ who commanded

the Amphibious Force and the Fleet Marine Force. Two items: rare TLS signed, “H. M. Smith,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Office of the Commanding General Fleet Marine Force letterhead, March 26, 1945. Smith writes to a Boy Scouts of America Neighborhood Commissioner, in full: “I am happy to enclose herein a photograph and the autograph requested in your card of March 3. I think the Boy Scouts of America is a fine organization which prepares young men for manhood and citizenship by instilling in them the finest principles inherent in our democracy”; and a matte-finish 7 x 5 photo of Smith reading intently with a cigar in hand, signed in fountain pen, “H. M. Smith.” In fine condition, with moderate silvering to the darker areas of the image. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. Widely considered the father of modern US amphibious warfare, Smith played a crucial role in successful US landings in the Atlantic and Pacific during WWII, and would later go on to lead Task Force 56 at Iwo Jima. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

“Leather, felt, or other material obtained..may be used... for making small items of new equipment, such as martingales, bridles, saddle pads, polo boots, and similar items, as required for instructional purposed in the Academic Division” 480. Jonathan M. Wainwright. TLS signed “J. M.

Wainwright,” one page, 8 x 10.5, The Calvary School, Fort Riley, Kansas letterhead, February 14, 1936. In a letter regarding the “budget credit established for leather,” Wainwright responds, in part: “Leather, felt, or other material obtained as a party of this budget credit for leather may be used as in the past, not only for repair of existing equipment, but for making small items of new equipment, such as martingales, bridles, saddle pads, polo boots, and similar items, as required for instructional purposed in the Academic Division.” Light creasing, uniform shade of toning, staple marks and two sets of two punch holes to the top edge, and a Calvary School stamp to the bottom border, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

481. John F. Urie. Personal surgeon to Theodore Roosevelt and Lt. Commander, U. S. N. who received a Congressional Medal for his efforts during the Spanish-American War. In 1904, while on the battleship “Missouri,” Dr. Urie and the crew were injured in a tremendous turret explosion. He tended to the injured and dying for 36 hours while suffering from a punctured lung, eventually collapsing. Two bank checks, 7.5 x 3, each filled out and signed by Urie, “J. F. Urie,” dated September 4, 1903, and September 16, 1903. In fine condition, with three vertical folds to each check, and the expected cancellation holes, none of which affect the fantastic signatures. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 482. Alexander Vandegrift.

Marine Corps General in World War II (1887–1973) who planned and led the first amphibious landing against the Japanese on Guadalcanal in 1942. For his actions during the Solomon Islands campaign, he received the Medal of Honor. Uncommon vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed in blue ink, “A. A. Vandergrift, General USMC Ret.” Some scattered light creases and surface marks, a couple brushes to signature, and some scattered light silvering, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Exceptional and penetrating portrait of the ‘Red Baron’ 483. Manfred von Richthofen. Fabled German military pilot (1892–1918), known as the ‘Red Baron,’ who shot down 80 enemy planes in World War I before he was killed in action at age 25. Scarce vintage 3.25 x 5.25 German postcard head-and-shoulders photo of von Richthofen in an overcoat and cap, signed in fountain pen, “Frhr. v. Richthofen.” Photo is affixed to a front blank page of a rebound copy of Der Rote Kampfflieger, 4 x 6, Berlin: Berlaa Ullstein & Co., 1917. In fine condition, with some trivial spotting along top edge. A superb example from this most coveted of military and aviation personalities. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

484. Walton Walker. Army officer (1889–1950) and the first commander of the US Eighth Army during the Korean War. TLS signed “Walton H. Walker,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Headquarters Eighth Army letterhead, October 11, 1949. Brief letter to a collector. In full: ”Enclosed is my autograph, as you requested. I am happy to help you with your collection.” Two blocks of toning to top corners from tape on reverse, and some scattered light creases and wrinkles, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 485. John Augustine Washington.

Great-nephew of George Washington (1821–1861) who, as Confederate lieutenant colonel and aide de camp to Robert E. Lee, was killed in action at Rich Mountain, Virginia. LS signed “John A. Washington,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, December 28, 1859. A retained copy of a letter to George Byrd. In part: “I wish you would inquire and see if you can find Germans men of small capital who will be willing to take my 1st ten acre lot on a lease…I put-up a comfortable dwelling house, a stable & a cow house & suitable enclosures & I pay for the first ploughing of the land…I could make these desirable homesteads to men having capital enough to buy farming or gardening tools, & stock to carry on the business.” Next to his signature, Washington writes “(copy).” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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486. S am uel B . Webb. Revolutionary

War general wounded at Bunker Hill and Trenton. Manuscript DS, signed three times, twice “Sam B. Webb Col,” and once “Sam. B. Webb,” one page, 7.5 x 9, December 13, 1782. Webb certifies that John Forbes served in Webb’s regiment during the years 1780 and 1781. Intersecting folds, a couple passing through two of the signatures, and scattered toning, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

487. Duke of Wellington. Hand-

addressed and free franked address panel, 4.25 x 2.75, addressed in Wellington’s hand to “J. Woodward by Winchester,” dated at the top October 1, 1834, and franked in the lower left, “Free Wellington.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges and some scattered toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Wellington free frank and original Waterloo medal issued to a participant 488. Duke of Wellington.

Hand-addressed and free franked envelope, 4.5 x 3, adrresed in Wellington’s difficult to decipher hand to “Mrs. Sporter,” dated at the top, “1838,” and franked in the lower left, “Free Wellington.” Triple matted with a small plaque and original embossed 1852 Wellington mourning card, to an overall size of 11 x 14. Accompanied by an original Waterloo medal, 1.25” in diameter, issued to Thmas Swann, 3rd Battalion, 14th Regiment Foot. Original medal and clip is a ‘renamed’ menu, meaning the original owner’s name was removed, with Swann’s added later, most likely after purchasing one from someone else in his outfit. Medal is on a contemporary replacement ribbon and presented on a wooden plaque. In very good condition, with scattered toning, creasing and soiling to envelope, and a couple of small tears. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

490. World War I.

Four items: ink signatures of “H. L. Scott,” affixed to a larger card, “Richmond Pearson Hobson” (ins), and “George Dewey,” on individual off-white slips, ranging in size from 4 x 1.5 to 4.25 x 5.75; and an ALS signed “Beatty, Admiral of the Fleet,” S. Y. Sheelah letterhead, no date. In a letter to the King of Sinaia, Beatty writes, in full: “Having arrived in your beautiful country on this auspicious day I respectfully tender your majesty the good wishes of all aboard his Yacht Sheelah for your continued good health and prosperity.” In very good condition, with scattered creasing, soiling, foxing, and pieces of tape. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

489. Duke of Wellington. ALS signed “Wellington,” one page, 4.25 x 6.5, May 5, 1843. Letter to Miss Georgiana Vernon Harcourt, daughter of the Archbishop of York, thanking her for letters descriptive of India, in part: “I have never perused anything which interested me more.” He goes on to add “I was at Kensington Palace at seven o’clock yesterday morning: where I waited three hours. The ceremony was not concluded till twelve.” Double cloth-matted and framed, with a portrait of Wellington, to an overall size of 20 x 16. Intersecting folds, light toning, and moderate dings and surface loss to the frame, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

491. World War I: Military Balloonists.

Seven ink signatures of WWI balloonists on individual off-white 5 x 3 cards. Signers are: Dean D. Beemer, Clarence Anderson, Phillip B. Schaff, Craig S. Herbert, Donald A. Yandell, Peter P. Simler, and M. L. Witherup, with some adding rank and company. In fine condition, with light toning and typed consignor notations to the bottom edge of each card. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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492. World War II. Three

photos, glossy and mattefinish, each measuring approximately 3.5 x 5 and signed in ink by the World War II veteran pictured. Signers are: Mark W. Clark, C. W. Nimitz (which is affixed to a slightly larger mount), and C. L. Chennault. In fine condition, with toning along the edges of Nimitz’s image, and some mild silvering to the darker areas of Clark’s photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

496. World War II: Medal of Honor Recipients. Color

satin-finish 14 x 11 aerial photo of a military bomber soaring above the Statue of Liberty, signed in blue felt tip by Medal of Honor recipients Walter Ehlers, Melvin Biddle, Vernon Baker, Bob Maxwell, and signed in black felt tip by Col. Van Barfoot. In fine condition, with mild creasing to the bottom corners and a trivial imprint towards left edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

497. World War II: The Pacific.

Color satin-finish 11 x 17 reproduction photo of a poster for the HBO series, The Pacific, signed in blue felt tip by 24 of the veterans who inspired the series. Rolled and in fine condition. Accompanied by photos taken at the time of signing. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

493. World War II.

Twelve ink signatures of World War II veterans on individually clipped sheets and cards, affixed to slightly larger cards with small clipped photos of the respective officer. Signers are: Douglas MacArthur, George Marshall (2), Matthew Ridgway, E. J. King, Omar Bradley, Lucius Clay, Carl Spaatz, J. A. Doolittle, W. F. Halsey, Hap Arnold, and J. M. Wainwright. In fine condition, with scattered light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

494.

World War II.

Seven souvenir typescripts regarding WWII events, including D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, and The Bataan Death March, each signed in ink at the conclusion by the respective notable mentioned. Signers are: Col. Robert L. Scott, Gustave “Joe” Miltz, Sgt. Dick O’Brien, Thomas J. Hicks, William C. Roberts, Gary Bell, and Harley E. Eppler. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

498. Elmo Zumwalt. American naval officer (1920–2000) and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations. Glossy 7.75 x 9.75 head-and-shoulders photo of the Admiral in uniform before a US flag, affixed to a foam core mount to an overall size of 11 x 14, signed and inscribed on the mount in blue ink, “To A. N. Jaffray, with my best wishes, E. Zumwalt, Admiral, US Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, 3/3/72.” In fine condition, with some light corner creasing and toning to the mount and light surface marks and impressions to the image. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

495. World War II. Twenty items: FDC honoring General Douglas MacArthur, signed

in black felt tip by General MacArthur’s wife, “Mrs. Douglas MacArthur”; commemorative cover honoring the Great Society with an image of Lyndon B. Johnson, signed in black ink by Maxwell D. Taylor; two glossy photos, 4 x 5 and 7 x 5, one featuring an image of Admiral U. S. Grant Sharp in uniform, signed in black felt tip, and the other a group photo of pilots, signed and inscribed in black felt tip by George Gay; TLS signed “L. L. Lemnitzer,” one page, 7 x 8.5, army letterhead, February 10, 1970; and sixteen ink signatures of World War II veterans on individual off-white cards, each measuring approximately 5 x 3. Signers are: A. C. Wedemeyer, Lloyd Bucher (2), George Gay (3), Ken Dalhberg, James Van Fleet, Ira Eaker, Omar Bradley, Marshall Beebe, Joe P. Stiborik, Lucius D. Clay, J. H. Doolittle, and one other. In very good condition, with light toning and soiling, and informational clippings taped to some of the signatures and the letter. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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space & aviation 499. Buzz Aldrin. Spectacular color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Aldrin on the lunar surface, signed in blue felt tip, “Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

500. Buzz Aldrin. Personal

check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Aldrin, “Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.,” payable to Andrew J. Aldrin for $1000.00, May 13, 1977. In fine condition, with cancellation stamp to body, touching first letter of signature, and a central horizontal fold. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

501. Joe Allen. Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Allen working on the shuttle in space, signed in silver ink, “Joe Allen, STS-51A.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

502. Bill Anders. Souvenir treaty, one page, 8.5 x 11, commemorative Nuclear Test Ban Treaty featuring a preamble and five articles of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Agreement is between the United States, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Soviet Union, and bears the printed signatures of Dean Rusk and John F. Kennedy, and bearing a First Day of Issue stamp, an August 2, 1971, Kennedy Space Center cancellation, and two USPS stamps. Signed in the lower right corner, “William Anders, Apollo IX.” In fine condition. Interesting to note that Anders uncommonly inscribed this item with “Apollo IX” as he was originally slated to be the Apollo 9 LMP. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

503. Apollo 11. Black felt tip vintage signatures, “Neil A. Armstrong,” “Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.,” and “Michael Collins” on individual white 3.75 x 1.5 matchbook covers. Each cover has the astronaut’s printed name and a signature line. Magnificently and archivally double-matted with a color photo of Aldrin on the moon and descriptive plaque, and framed in a high quality mahogany to an overall size of 24 x 26. In fine condition with two vertical folds (from the matchbook cover design) passing through the center of all three signatures and staple holes at the far right of each item. A copy affixed to the reverse of the frame reveals each item has a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to its reverse. Desirable full name signatures. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 504. Apollo 12. Color 8 x

10 semi-glossy ‘red-numbered’ NASA photo of the Apollo 12 crew posing next to a lunar lander during training, signed in black felt tip by Charles Conrad and Alan Bean, and in blue felt tip by Dick Gordon. In fine condition. Photo originates from Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham’s personal collection and is accompanied by a COA signed by Cunningham. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

505. Apollo 13. Com-

memorative cover with a cachet honoring the Apollo 13 aborted mission and rescue, signed in blue ballpoint by James Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Swigert hints at the aftermath of the Apollo 15 scandal: “Unfortunately I won’t be flying Apollo 16”

506. Apollo 13. Felt tip signatures, “Fred Haise, Apollo 13,” and “James Lovell, Apollo 13,” on individual off-white cards; and a short ANS, on an off-white sheet, signed “Jack Swigert,” which reads, “Unfortunately I won’t be flying Apollo 16 but thanks for thinking of me.” All three are matted with a color glossy crew photo to an overall size of 14 x 11. In fine condition. Swigert was considered to be undesirable after his role in the Apollo 15 postage scandal, and never flew again. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

509. Apollo 17. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo, printed on vintage NASA ‘A Kodak’ paper, signed and inscribed in black ink “To George, Best wishes from the Apollo XVII crew, Ron Evans,” and signed in black ink and felt tip by Gene Cernan and H[arrison] Schmitt. In fine condition, with some light corner tip dings, a couple light bends, and a paperclip impression to top edge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 510. Apollo 17. Ink and felt tip signatures, “Harrison H. Schmitt,” “Ron Evans, Apollo 17 Feb 81,” and “Gene Cernan,” on individual off-white cards. All are matted together with a color crew portrait to an overall size of 11 x 14. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

507. Apollo 15. Felt tip signatures of Dave Scott, Jim Irwin, and Al Worden on an off-white slip which bears a First Man on the Moon postage stamp and a Kennedy Space Center cancellation. Matted with a color crew photo to an overall size of 11 x 14. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

508. Apollo 16. Ink and felt tip signatures of Charlie Duke, John Young, and Ken Mattingly on individual off-white slips and cards. All are matted together with a color crew portrait to an overall size of 11 x 14. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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511. Apollo 17: Gene Cernan. Color very limited edition 19 x 13 manuscript print entitled “The Last Words Ever Spoken,” numbered #38/45, bearing an image of Cernan on the lunar surface and a printed quotation of his last words spoken on the moon, signed in black felt tip underneath the image, with Cernan writing out the final words ever spoken by man on the moon: “And as we leave the Moon at ‘Taurus—Littrow,’ we leave as we came…and God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind,” and signed underneath, “Gene Cernan.” In fine condition. In the years since leaving the moon, Cernan has rarely inscribed this quote in full, and as such few examples exist. This copy is one of only 45 examples that were created, and one of only 36 authorized for sale to collectors by Cernan. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Apollo 17 flown “Tsiolkovsky” lunar landmark map 512. Apollo 17: Gene Cernan. Flight-flown Apollo 17 ‘Lunar

Landmark’ map, 10.5 x 8, used in lunar orbit during the Apollo 17 mission. Map shows a portion of the lunar surface, labeled at the top, “Tsiolkovsky,” and shows a crystalclear image of the region on the lunar surface. This map originates from the personal space collection of Gene Cernan, and bears his personal signed flight-certification label to the right border of the map. Map is removably presented on a 13 x 19 color display picturing Cernan holding the ‘Lunar Landmark Book’ which this map came from. In fine condition, with three punch holes to bottom edge of map. Named after Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, the Tsiolkovsky crater is the most prominent crater on the far side of the Moon. Flown artifacts from any Apollo mission are highly desirable. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

514. Neil Armstrong. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, his helmet by his side, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip “To Bill Luetge—Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition, with a few light bends and a couple paperclip impressions to top edge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

513. Neil Armstrong. Signed book: First on the Moon. Book Club edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6 x 8.5, 511 pages. Signed on the half-title page in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with light erased pencil notation to top of signed page and some scattered light edge wear and toning to the dustjacket. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Uninscribed portrait of the first man on the moon

515. Neil Armstrong. Color 4.5 x 5.25 photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, his helmet by his side, signed in black felt tip. Triple suede matted and framed to an overall size of 15 x 16. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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519. Alan Bean. Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Bean on the lunar surface with a camera, signed in black felt tip, “Alan Bean.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

516. Neil Armstrong.

Uninscribed color 8.5 x 11 paperstock photo of Buzz Aldrin descending the ladder to the moon’s surface, signed in blue ballpoint by Armstrong. In very good condition, with scattered creases and wrinkles, as well as some scattered light spotting. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

517. Neil Armstrong.

Uninscribed color satinfinish 8 x 10 photo of a book image of an artist’s print commemorating the Apollo 11 mission and honoring the Apollo 1 crew, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with some scattered light surface marks and edge dings. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

518.

Astronauts.

Six signed photos: color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Joe Kerwin in space, signed in black felt tip; color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Fred Gregory in a royal blue NASA jumpsuit, signed in black felt tip; color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Charles Bolden in an orange spacesuit at the command center of the shuttle, signed in black felt tip, “C. F. Bolden;” color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Bruce McCandless at the helm of the shuttle, signed in black felt tip, “Bruce McCandless, STS 31;” color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Richard Richards in his orange spacesuit posing with his helmet, gloves, and a model shuttle, signed in black felt tip, “Richard Richards, STS 28/41/50/64;” and a color laser-print 8.5 x 11 photo of a space shuttle launch against a glorious sunrise, signed in black felt tip, “Paul W. Richards, STS-102.” In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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520. Frank Borman and Gene Cernan. Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the earth on the lunar horizon taken during the Apollo 8 mission, signed in silver ink, “First manned Saturn V mission to the Moon, December 21–27, 1968, Frank Borman—Apollo 8 CDR,” and “Last manned Saturn V mission to the Moon… Gene Cernan, Apollo XVII CDR.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

521. Frank Borman. Satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Borman putting on his space helmet, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Paul, Best Wishes, Frank Borman, ‘Apollo 8’.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

522. Scott Carpenter. Color

satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the launch of Aurora 7, signed in blue felt tip, “Scott Carpenter, Aurora 7, 24 May, 1962.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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523. Clarence D. Chamberlin. Vintage

pearl-finish 8.5 x 6.5 composite photo of an oval portrait of Chamberlain set over his plane, signed in fountain pen, “Clarence Chamberlain.” In very good condition, with some light creases, one of which affects the first name of the signature, a few small areas of surface loss, light toning and areas of soiling around the edges, light silvering to the darker areas of the image, and surface loss on the reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

527. Charles Conrad and Dick Gordon.

Commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the Gemini program, signed on the front in black felt tip by Dick Gordon and in black ballpoint by Charles Conrad. In fine condition, with some scattered light edge toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

528. Charles Conrad.

Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Conrad aboard the recovery helicopter after his Gemini mission, signed in blue felt tip, “Gemini V Recovery, Charles Conrad.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

524. Michael Collins. Color 8 x 10 NASA

white spacesuit portrait of Collins posing in front of a lunar background, signed in blue ballpoint, “Mike Collins.” In fine condition, with a light bend to lower right edge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

525. Michael Collins.

Commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the Gemini 10 naval recovery force, signed above the cachet in blue ballpoint by Collins. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

526. Michael Collins. Christmas card, measuring 6 x 4.25 closed,

with a pre-printed sentiment inside. Signed under the sentiment, “Best wishes to Gary Lorenz—Michael Collins.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

529. Dieudonne Costes.

French pilot who, with navigator Maurice Bellonte, made the first nonstop flight from Paris to New York in 1930. Vintage ink signature, “D. Costes,” on an off-white 7.5 x 6 album page, with several other signatures on the same page. In very good condition, with scattered toning, foxing and soiling, a light central vertical fold, and a small tear to the bottom left corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

530. Walt Cunningham. Two signed pho-

tos, one is a color satinfinish 8 x 10 photo of Cunningham jotting down notes during his Apollo mission, signed in black felt tip and the other is a color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Cunningham posing next to a model of the Saturn V, signed in black felt tip, “Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7.” In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

531. Charlie Duke. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Duke posing with a lunar globe, signed in blue felt tip, “Charlie Duke, Apollo 16.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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535. Gathering of Eagles, 1994. Three

532. Amelia Earhart. Fountain pen signature, “Amelia Earhart,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.25 card. In very good condition, with a few trivial creases, a uniform shade of toning with a few darker areas, a small pencil notation in another hand, and some light feathering to the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

piece limited edition lithograph set, one 18.5 x 26 and two 7.5 x 26 from the 1994 Gathering of Eagles, #AP388/1000. Two smaller prints are signed in pencil by the following aviators, each signing by his image. Signers are: William A. Campbell, Alexander Vraciu, Georgii T. Beregovoi, Clyde B. East, Chuck Yeager, ‘Tex’ Johnson, Dietrich Hrabak, John Smith, Vladimir Remek, Arnie Franklin, Jesse E. Woods, T. Ross Milton, Michael J. Quirk, Robin Olds, Daniel Holeczy, Harold Fischer, Gerhard Thyben, Patrick Brady, Ron Dick, and Thomas Poberezny. Third composite print is signed in pencil by the artist, Jay Ashurst. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the estate of General Robin Olds stating the print was owned by Brig. General Olds. Rolled and in fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

536. Gemini 10. Color satinfinish 8 x 10 photo of the Gemini 10 crew posing in their spacesuits with a globe and model of their rocket, signed in blue felt tip, “John Young, Gemini X CDR,” and “Michael Collins, Gemini X.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

533. Donn Eisele.

Glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of Eisele preparing for the mission launch, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “All the best to Michael Robuck—Donn Eisele.” In fine condition, with a couple of light creases. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

537. Gemini 12. Color satinfinish 8 x 10 photo of the Gemini 12 crew shortly before their mission, signed in black felt tip by James Lovell and in blue felt tip by Buzz Aldrin. In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

534. Ron Evans. Col-

or 8 x 10 NASA photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Paul, Best Wishes, Ron Evans.” In fine condition, with light surface marks and trivial corner creasing. RR Auction COA.… (MB $150)

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538. Ed Gibson. Color satin-

finish 8 x 10 photo of Gibson in his spacesuit with a model of the Skylab, signed in black felt tip, “Ed Gibson, SPT, Skylab III.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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“My difficulty came just from a blow on the head and just as the doctors predicted, gradual recovery was effected over several months”

539. John Glenn. Color glossy

8 x 10 close-up photo of Glenn in his Mercury spacesuit, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

541. John Glenn. TLS signed

540. Richard Gordon. Three

color satin-finish photos: 10 x 8 photo of Gordon performing a spacewalk during the Gemini XI mission, signed in gold ink, “Richard Gordon, Gemini XI;” 10 x 8 photo of Gordon working in the cramped Apollo 12 capsule, signed in gold ink, “Richard Gordon, Apollo XII;” and an 8 x 10 photo of Gordon posing in front of his lunar lander during training, signed in blue felt tip, “We sailed to the Ocean of Storms, Richard Gordon, Apollo XII.” In overall fine condition, with a light bend to top left corner of the spacewalk photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“J. H. Glenn, Jr,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, January 15, 1965. Letter to an admirer concerning his health and fitness after suffering a head injury. In part, “I certainly appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness in trying to help me recover from my recent medical difficulty. Plain time, however, is the only treatment that was effective in my case since my difficulty came just from a blow on the head and just as the doctors predicted, gradual recovery was effected over several months. My problem was not related to Meniere’s syndrome or to any of the allergies or sickness causing balance problems.” One week later, Glenn would retire from the service and embark on a business career. Nicely cloth matted and framed with a color portrait of Glenn and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 26.5 x 27.5. Expected horizontal folds, light overall toning and a couple creases, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Amazing NASA ‘Group 3’ astronauts agreement equally splitting the royalties from their space stories—signed by fifteen astronauts including Aldrin and Chaffee! 542. Group 3 Astronauts. DS,

signed by Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., William A. Anders, Charles A. Bassett, II, Alan L. Bean, Eugene A. Cernan, Roger B. Chaffee, Michael Collins, Ronnie W. Cunningham, Donn F. Eisele, Theodore C. Freeman, Richard F. Gordon, Jr., Russell L. Schweickart, David R. Scott, and Clinton C. Williams, Jr., five pages, 8.5 x 13, March 2, 1964. Agreement of fifteen Group 3 astronauts in which they elect to have Harry A. Batten represent them as their agent. In part: “Whereas the above named…Astronauts have been selected to train for participation in Projects Gemini, Apollo and other Space Flight Projects of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (hereinafter referred to as NASA), and…[the] Astronauts and their families have valuable rights to stories of their personal experiences in connection with these Projects, including their personal stories of their space flights…[the] Astronauts have selected and hereby appoint Harry A. Batten to represent them in the sale of the rights they may have arising out of the projects.” Also signed by Batten and the wives of the astronauts. Horizontal filing fold at the bottom of each page, light wrinkling, four punch holes along the left side, and a staple and staple holes at the top left corner, otherwise fine condition. An amazing document signed by four astronauts who would be killed in training and four future moonwalkers, all with desirable ‘full name’ signatures. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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547. Jim Irwin. Apollo

543. Fred Haise. Three signed photos: color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Haise posing outside in his spacesuit in front of a launch pad, signed in black felt tip, “Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP;” color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the Apollo 13 prime crew posing together in jackets and ties, signed in black ballpoint; and a color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Haise in his spacesuit standing next to a lunar globe, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Paul-Best Wishes, Fred Haise, Apollo 13 LMP, Enterprise CDR.” In overall fine condition, with light contrast to Haise’s signature on the NASA photo and scattered surface impressions and dings to the crew photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

15 naval recovery cover with a cachet honoring the naval recovery of Apollo 15, signed in black ink by Irwin and signed by three members of the recovery force. In fine condition, with mild haloing to Irwin’s signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

548. Alexei Leonov and Valeri Kubasov. Glossy 10 x 8

NASA photo of all five members of the Apollo-Soyuz crew meeting Mickey Mouse at Disney World, signed and in black felt tip by Alexei Leonov and Valeri Kubasov. In fine condition, with some light surface and finish loss to lower left corner. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

544. Hindenburg. Two FDCs, one with a catchet honoring the

11-cent Air Mail Stamp, the other honoring the Wright Brothers and the 9-cent Air Mail Stamp, each signed in blue ballpoint and black felt tip by six crew members, including Fred Grozinger, Georg Holl, Eugen Bentele, August Deutschle, Josef Sonntag, and one other. In fine condition, with some trivial rubbing to one of the covers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

545. Jim Irwin and Al Worden. Apollo 15

launch date postal cover with a cachet honoring the launch of Apollo 15, signed on the front in black ink by Jim Irwin and Al Worden. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

546. Jim Irwin. Color 10

x 8 NASA photo of Irwin saluting the American flag on the lunar surface, signed in black felt tip under a pre-printed sentiment. In fine condition, with a trivial crease towards the bottom edge. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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Vintage signature and matching provenance 549. Charles Lindbergh.

Vintage ink signature, “C. A. Lindbergh,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2.5 card. In very good condition, with some light surface rubbing and a fingerprint, a horizontal paperclip impression at the left edge, and moderate brushing to the end of the signature. Accompanied by a 1930 typed letter of transmittal, signed “Breckinridge & Shonk,” responding to the request that procured this very autograph. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Stately portrait of the fearless aviator and a priceless relic from his groundbreaking flight 550. Charles Lindbergh. Vin-

tage matte-finish 8 x 11 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To George Wingay, With best wishes, Charles A. Lindbergh, June 3, 1927.” Photo is affixed to its original slightly larger mount and grandly suede matted and framed with a .5 x .5 swatch of fabric from the Spirit of St. Louis, four photos of Lindbergh, and two name plaques to an overall size of 39.25 x 35.5. In fine condition, with small stain to background, a bit of scattered light silvering, and photographer’s notations to lower border. This bold image was signed just days after the successful completion of Lindbergh’s 33.5 hour flight to Paris, a journey that claimed the lives of six brave pilots before him. His ‘partner,’ The Spirit of St. Louis, was nothing more than a single-engine, single-seat, high-wing monoplane covered in fabric. Together, they braved tumultuous conditions and times of such impaired vision that they were guided only by the barely visible stars. After a miraculous landing in Paris, Lindbergh and the plane were overcome by an overjoyed mob of spectators, both barely emerging, with a bit of damage done to the fabric covering the plane’s fuselage. This original swatch is exceedingly scarce and incredibly desirable, providing a tangible piece of history from one of history’s most lauded flights.Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Once a gift to crippled children, this oversized image provides inspiration for strength and determination 551. Charles Lindbergh. Vintage sepia 11.5 x 17.5 paperstock photo, signed and inscribed in ink “To the Children of the Shriner Hospital, Sincerely, Charles A. Lindbergh, 4/27/31.” Framed to an overall size of 13 x 19. In very good to fine condition, with horizontal creases. Before coming to RR Auction, this photo resided at the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Greenville, S. C. It was gifted to Arthur McAllister, who was a much beloved teacher’s aide at the hospital for over eight years. A beautiful and crisp image of the determined aviator. Pre-certified John Reznikoff and RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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Lindbergh regretfully declines an invitation from Speaker of the House, Nicholas Longworth 552. Charles Lindbergh. TLS signed “C. A. Lindbergh,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, September 22, 1930. Letter to Speaker of the House Nicholas Longworth, who was married to Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice. In part, “Thank you very much for your kind invitation to attend the dedication of the Lunken Airport…Mrs. Lindbergh and I regret sincerely that engagements which we cannot break make it impossible for us to be in Cincinnati on that date.” Expected mailing folds and some scattered light creasing, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

553. Robert McCall.

556. Edgar Mitchell.

Five original ink sketches on individual FDCs; and an original 7.25 x 10 ink and pastel sketch of a shuttle launch, signed “Robert McCall 8.28.06.” In fine condition, with a couple light vertical creases to left edge of larger sketch. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

554. Jim McDivitt.

557. Edgar Mitchell. Apollo 15

Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of McDivitt in his spacesuit with Ed White, signed in black felt tip by McDivitt. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

prime recovery ship postal cover with a cachet honoring the Apollo 15 naval recovery force, signed on the front in blue ballpoint, “From my personal collection, Edgar Mitchell.” Removably presented on a color 8.5 x 11 informational sheet. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

555. Jim McDivitt. Satin-

finish 8 x 10 close-up photo of McDivitt in his helmet prior to his Gemini mission, signed in green felt tip, “Jim McDivitt, Gemini IV CDR.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Mitchell on the lunar surface, signed in silver ink, “Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 LMP.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

558. Edgar Mitchell. Apollo 14 insurance cover, signed in blue ballpoint, “Official Crew Cover From Personal Collection, Edgar Mitchell.” Presented in a 8.5 x 11 commemorative sheet. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

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Six of the Mercury Seven hire an agent to tell their story

559. Mercury Astronauts. DS, signed “M. Scott Carpenter,” “Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.,” “Virgil I. Grissom,” “Walter M. Schirra, Jr.,” “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” and “D. K. Slayton,” four pages, 8.5 x 13, October 8, 1965. Agreement between six of the Mercury Seven astronauts (John Glenn having received his own contract) in which they elect to have Harry A. Batten represent them as their agent. In part: “Whereas the above named…Astronauts have been selected to train for participation in Projects Gemini, Apollo and other Space Flight Projects of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (hereinafter referred to as NASA), and…[the] Astronauts and their families have valuable rights to stories of their personal experiences in connection with these Projects, including their personal stories of their space flights… [the] Astronauts have selected and hereby appoint Harry A. Batten to represent them in the sale of the rights they may have arising out of the projects.” Also signed by Batten and the wives of the six astronauts. Horizontal filing fold at the bottom of each page, four punch holes along the left side, paperclip impressions at the top edge, and a staple and staple holes at the top left corner, otherwise fine condition. An amazing document in which six of the original astronauts—including Grissom—agree to tell their life stories! RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Nine pioneering astronauts, including Armstrong, sign a handsome and difficult-tofind limited-edition print

560. Naval Aviation in Space. Color limited edition lithograph titled ‘Naval Aviation in Space,’ 25 x 30, #923/1000, signed in pencil by nine astronauts, all former Naval aviators, representing all of NASA’s space programs. Signers are: Alan Shepard (first American in Space and Apollo 14 Commander/moonwalker), Neil Armstrong (Apollo 11 Commander and first moonwalker), Pete Conrad (Commander of Gemini, Apollo 12 moonwalker, and Skylab missions), Jack Lousma (Skylab astronaut), John Glenn (first American to orbit the earth), Gene Cernan (Commander of Apollo 17 and the Last man on the Moon), Jim Lovell (Commander of Apollo 8, the first flight to/around the moon), Wally Schirra (the only Mercury Astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs), and Rick Hauck (Commander of the first shuttle flight after the Challenger tragedy), and also signed by the artist, R. L. Rasmussen. Rolled and in very fine, never before displayed, condition. The signatures represent the first American in space, and the first American to orbit the earth, and the first and last men to walk on the moon. The nine astronauts who signed were part of a symposium held at the Naval Aviation Museum in 1989 and the print was originally issued as a fund-raiser. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Twenty Apollo astronauts, including eight moonwalkers, commemorate the moon landing

561. NASA: In the Beginning. Beautiful, difficult to find, color limited edition 22.5 x 28.5 lithograph entitled ‘In the Beginning,’ originally done by Alan Bean, numbered #918/1000, signed in pencil by 20 Apollo astronauts, each signing under their respective mission emblem. Signers are: Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham, Frank Borman, Jim McDivitt, Rusty Schweickart, Tom Stafford, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon, Alan Bean, Fred Haise, James Lovell, Harrison H. Schmitt, Charlie Duke, Dave Scott, Al Worden, Alan Shepard, Stu Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell. Litho is housed in its original presentation folder and comes with its original shipping box. In very fine, never before displayed, condition. A visually-stunning collection of Apollo astronauts. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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562. NASA. Large collection of approximately 200

items, consisting of signed photos, signatures, commemorative covers, and souvenir treaties, each signed by various NASA astronauts and employees, with many adding inscriptions. Signers include: Jim McDivitt, Bill Pogue, Joe Kerwin, Bruce McCandless, Paul Weitz, Wally Schirra, Rusty Schweikart, Alan Bean, Frank Borman, Gene Cernan, Jerry Carr, Buzz Aldrin, Gordon Cooper, Charles Conrad, Walt Cunningham, Scott Carpenter, Robert Crippen, Charlie Duke, Fred Haise, Vance Brand, and Ed Gibson. In fine overall condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Fantastic document detailing aviation insurance taken out by the French ace three years before his fatal attempt to beat Lindbergh

563. Charles Nungesser. World War

I ace and aviation pioneer (1892–1927). DS, signed “C. H. Nungesser,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 14, October 9, 1924. Aviation Insurance Proposal document covering such topics as damage, third-party damage, fire, and burglary and theft, including appropriate exclusions. Several questions have been answered on the page, including the explanation that the policy would cover flights with “No cargo. No tests. No passengers for hire. Straight flights. No exclusions.” Mild toning and soiling, missing lower right corners, a small separation along the hinge, and missing paper at the right side at the horizontal fold, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned photo of the pilot in dress uniform with all 30 of his medals. Superb aviation content of the man who would later die in an attempt to fly across the Atlantic Ocean 12 days before Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 successful flight. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

564. Eddie Rickenbacker. Two items: All

Star Autograph Certificate, 7 x 5, signed and dated in fountain pen, “July 12, 1971, Eddie Rickenbacker, 1918/1971”; and a glossy 5 x 4 photo of the pilot and his plane, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “With my best wishes to Alfred Sebilia, Captain Rickenbacker, 1918/1971.” In fine condition, with moderate brushing and irregular ink adhesion to the inscription and signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

565. Wally Schirra. Five NASA photos from Mercury, Gemini, or Apollo, various finishes, three 10 x 8 and two 8 x 10, each signed in felt tip by Wally Schirra. Schirra has added pertinent caption information to each image. In overall fine condition with some silvering to the darker edges of one photo. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 566. Wally Schirra.

Three items: a color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Schirra getting suited up for his Gemini mission, signed in black felt tip; color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Schirra in his spacesuit next to a model of the Mercury capsule, signed in black felt tip, “Wally Schirra;” and a Schirra Enterprises business check, 8.5 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Schirra, “Walter M. Schirra,” payable to The Franklin Mint for $29.33, February 12, 1983. In fine overall condition, with the check having a vertical fold through a single letter of signature and show-through from stamps on reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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567. Harrison Schmitt. Color

572. Dave Scott. Official Rawlings Major League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot, “Dave Scott, Apollo 15 Commander.” In fine condition, with some light wrinkling to the ball’s white covering. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

10 x 8 NASA photo of Schmitt on the lunar surface, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Marge Hall, and the future! Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17.” In fine condition, with an authentication hologram affixed to lower left. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

573. Alan Shepard.

568. Harrison Schmitt. Color glossy

8 x 10 photo of Schmitt posing in his spacesuit with a globe of the moon, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip “To Stephen and the future! Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

569. Rusty Schweickart.

Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Schweickart performing a moonwalk, signed in silver ink, “Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

574. Skylab 3. Color 10 x 8 semi-glossy ‘red-numbered’ NASA photo of the three Skylab 3 crew members sitting with a Skylab model and a globe, signed in black felt tip by Jerry Carr, Ed Gibson, and Bill Pogue. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 570. Rusty Schweickart. Color

glossy 8 x 10.5 photo of Schweickart in his spacesuit, signed in black felt tip, “Go for it! Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

571. Dave Scott. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Scott in his spacesuit prior to the launch of Apollo 9, signed in blue felt tip, “Dave Scott, Apollo 9.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Very rare color satin-finish 10 x 8 NASA white spacesuit portrait of Shepard in front of the Apollo 14 insignia, signed in blue felt tip, “Best wishes—Alan Shepard.” There are three postage stamps affixed to photo, an Apollo 8 and Mercury stamp to top left, and a first man on the moon stamp to upper center, which may possibly be covering an inscription. All three stamps have cancellation stamps through them. In fine condition, with several horizontal surface marks extending from right edge through facial area, a few fingerprints, and aforementioned postage stamps. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“I do believe that life exists on other planets but do not consider UFO’s as a necessary part of that theory” 575. Deke Slayton. TLS signed

“D. K. Slayton,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, September 6, 1977. Letter to a space enthusiast. In part: “We have not written any books except for the early one put out by Life magazine. I do believe that life exists on other planets but do not consider UFO’s as a necessary part of that theory. UFO means only an unidentified flying object which can be explained by many phenomenon unrelated to other planets. I suppose my most exciting moments as an astronaut were during the Apollo/Soyuz flight since it is the only one I have flown.” In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to top edge. Intriguing content, as not many astronauts are willing to share their theories on extraterrestrials. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Scarce ALS from the first American in space 576. Alan Shepard. ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Seven Fourteen letterhead, August 31, 1994. Letter to Barbara. In full: “I was so pleased to receive your lovely letter which was forwarded by my aunt Esther Emerson. Louise and I appreciate your thoughts so much—Polly was indeed such a loving person. We are now spending more time in California than Texas, but we do get to NH occasionally. Hope we will see you on our next visit.” Shepard also hand corrects his address at the bottom of the page. In fine condition, with a few light wrinkles and a spot of trivial soiling to letterhead. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

577. Skylab 3. Skylab 3 launch-

date postal cover with a cachet honoring Skylab 3, signed on the front by Owen Garriott, Jack Lousma, Alan Bean, Don Lind and W. B. Lenoir. Removably presented on a color 8.5 x 11 informational sheet. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

578. Skylab 4. Skylab 4 prime

580. Space Shuttle STS-135. Color satin-

finish 14 x 11 photo of the crew posing in their flight suits against a patriotic background, signed in blue felt tip by Chris Ferguson, Doug Hurley, Rex Walheim, and Sandy Magnus. In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“Due in large part to your generous contribution, we won!”

recovery ship postal cover with a cachet honoring the Skylab recovery force, signed in black ink by Ed Gibson, Jerry Carr, and Bill Pogue. Also signed by three members of the recovery force. Removably presented on a color 8.5 x 11 informational sheet. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

581. Jack Swigert. TLS

579. Deke Slayton. Apollo/ Soyuz test project recovery cover with a cachet honoring the Apollo/ Soyuz mission, signed on the front in blue ink by Slayton. Removably presented on a color 8.5 x 11 informational sheet. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

signed “Jack,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, November 3, 1982. Letter of thanks to a campaign contributor. In full: “Due in large part to your generous contribution, we won! So many people gave their time and money whenever the campaign asked. I will always be grateful to you for helping me when I needed you.” Before his signature, Swigert adds, “Thanks.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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582. Tom Stafford.

590. Chuck Yeager. A 1/32 scale model of a Bell X–1A rocket research plane, signed on top of the left wing in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a photo taken at time of signing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Color glossy 10 x 8 ‘red-numbered’ NASA photo of the Gemini capsule in orbit, signed in blue felt tip, “Tom Stafford, Gemini VI.” In fine condition, with a few light edge creases and surface marks. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“I don’t deny that I was damned good. If there is such a thing as ‘the best’ I was at least one of the title contenders”

584. Patty Wagstaff. Scale mod-

el of a Walter Extra 300 airplane signed in black felt tip on the wing. In fine condition. Accompanied by a photo taken at time of signing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

586. Frank Whittle. Inventor of the jet engine (1907–1996). FDC with a cachet honoring the 50th Anniversary of the United States Air Force, signed in black ballpoint, “Frank Whittle.” In fine condition, with light toning, with a mild strip which lightly affects the end of the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

589. Chuck Yeager. TQS, one page, 6.25 x 7.5. Yeager writes, in full: “Every since Tom Wolfe’s book was published, the question I’m asked most often and which always annoys me is whether I think I’ve got the ‘right stuff’. I know that golden trout have the right stuff, and I’ve seen a few gals here and there that I’d bet had it in spades, but those words seem meaningless when used to describe a pilot’s attributes. I don’t deny that I was damned good. If there is such a thing as ‘the best’ I was at least one of the title contenders. I’ve had a full life and enjoyed just about every damned minute of it because that’s how I lived.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold, not affecting the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 592. Francesco Zambeccari.

587. Al Worden. Color satin-

finish 8 x 10 photo of Worden inspecting a panel in his spacecraft, signed in black felt tip, “Al Worden, Apollo 15.” In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

588. Orville Wright.

Ink signature, “Orville Wright, Nov. 15, 1945,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2.5 card. In fine condition, with mounting remnants to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Pioneer Italian aviator (1752–1812) who dedicated himself to balloon flight. Rare ALS in Italian, signed “Francesco,” one page, 7.25 x 9.25, December 8, 1788. Letter to his father, Senator Giuseppe Zambeccari, from prison in Turkey. Zambeccari had left St. Petersburg in 1787 but his boat was taken by the Turks and he remained imprisoned in Turkey for over two years, owing his liberty to the intercession of the King of Spain. He complains at length about lost letters, and of a close friend who has been guilty of being an impostor and telling lies. Nevertheless he asks his father to receive the friend as cordially as possible if he were to call upon him. The young aeronaut, who had flown three years earlier, is desperate: “All hopes of peace are vanishing. And I cannot keep my spirits high when I think of everything that I have lost, that I lose and will loose. If there is any mean to get my liberty I beg you to try it and not to abandon me...” Central horizontal fold, some scattered creases, mild toning, and a couple small pencil notations, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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art & literature

597. Authors. Four items: three ink signatures of revered authors on individual off-white cards and clipped slips, ranging in size from 3.5 x 2 to 5 x 3. Signers are: John Steinbeck, Carl Sandburg, and James A. Michener; and an AQS signed “Thornton W. Burgess,” on an offwhite 5 x 3 card. Burgess pens a line from his beloved bunny: “Peter Rabbit says: With open wind go on your way, And add to knowledge every day, March 3, 1947.” In fine condition, with uniform toning to Burgess’s signature and some trivial soiling to the top right corner of Michener’s signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

593. Ansel Adams. Ink signature,

“Ansel Adams,” on an off-white 2.75 x 1 card. Impressively double matted with a print of Adams’s’ Moon and Half Dome’ to an overall size of 24 x 36. In fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

594. American Academy of Arts and Letters. Program from

the American Academy of Arts and Letters ceremonial held on May 17, 2000, 8.5 x 11, signed on the front cover in brown felt tip and various color ink by 16 attendees including John Updike, Arthur Schlesinger, Edward Albee, and Martin Scorcese. In fine condition, with mild handling wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

595. American Authors. Eleven vintage

fountain pen signatures on clipped slips and off-white cards, ranging in size from 3 x 1.5 to 4 x 2.5, each affixed to individual 8 x 10.5 album pages with clipped photos. Signers are: C. E. Norton, Irvin S. Cobb, Edward E. Hale, Edgar A. Guest, Margaret Deland, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Joseph C. Lincoln, Booth Tarkington, Ring Lardner, and William D. Howells (2). In overall fine condition, with some light toning and brushing. Accompanied by additional clippings and photos. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

596. American Authors. Five leather-bound hardcover books from The Franklin Library, each featuring gold text blocks, signed ink on a free end page by an American author. Signers are: Joyce Carol Oates, Gore Vidal, Mary McCarthy, Alistaire Cooke, and J. P. Donleavy. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

598.

Authors. Four leatherbound hardcover limited edition books from the Franklin Library: Justine, signed in blue ink on the third free end page, “Lawrence Durrell”; The Rector of Justin, signed in blue ink on the third free end page, “Louis Auchincloss”; A Bell for Adano, signed in blue ink on the third free end page, “John Hersey”; and The Wapshot Chronicle, signed in green ink on the third free end page, “John Cheever.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 599. Authors. Three

souvenir TQSs on separate 8.5 x 11 pages, each signed at the conclusion in felt tip by the respective author. Signers are: Edward Albee (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf), Robert Bloch (Psycho), and Dean Koontz (Cold Fire). In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

600. Authors. Five

items: ink signatures of “Zane Grey,” “W. Somerset Maughan,” “Upton Sinclair,” and “Earl Stanley Gardner” (ins), on individual cards and an album page, ranging in size from 5 x 3 to 6 x 4.5; and a bank check, 7 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and made payable to John Burroughs for $250.00, December 14, 1868, with an endorsement from Burroughs on the reverse. In very good condition, with mild to moderate toning, a central vertical crease running through one letter in Gardner’s signature, and the expected cancellation cuts and stamps to the check, none of which affect Burroughs’ signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“Guess you took me seriously when I said I’d have to make you my coast agent” 601. Milton Avery. American artist (1885–1965) best known for his semi-abstract portraits and

landscapes incorporating flat planes of color. Autograph letter, one page, 8.5 x 11, December 19, 1935. Avery writes to his friend, Beth Newman, in part: “Guess you took me seriously when I said I’d have to make you my coast agent. Anyway it’s mighty fine of you to take such an interest in my work…Had hope to take you down to see Burlink a very fine artist and unusual personality. Do it next time. Am enclosing clipping of letter that was in last nights Sun from ‘The Mightiest Mind of Mankind,” adding the postscript, “Sent the pictures collect, hope it’s alright you can deduct from your payments.” Intersecting folds, light creasing, and a uniform shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by original mailing envelope, addressed in Avery’s hand, with his return address, “Avery, 212 E 65, NYC,” in the top left corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

602. Thomas Hart Benton.

Renowned American artist (1889–1975) whose distinctive ‘regionalist’ style made him one of the most influential figures in American art during the 1930s and 1940s. His large-scale murals, often peopled by lanky, exaggerated human figures, became classic visual emblems of both idyllic rural culture and bustling urbanism in Depression-era America. Ink signature, “Thomas H. Benton,” on an off-white card. Double matted with a print of one of Benton’s works to an overall size of 36 x 24. In fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“I realized just how many quotes I’d given out over the past year— and decided to call a halt” 603. Robert Bloch. American novelist (1917–1994) best known as the author of Psycho, the novel upon which Alfred Hitchcock based his 1960 horror classic. ALS signed “Robert,” one page, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, September 21, 1990. Letter to Jeff Gelb regarding the possibility of writing a foreword. In part: “You didn’t get my response! Which has gone to a number of people since July—at which time I realized just how many quotes I’d given out over the past year—and decided to call a halt because their multiplicity in the year to come would make them meaningless.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope as well as a certificate of authenticity from Gelb. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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604. Fernando Botero. Renowned

Colombian artist (born 1932) best known for his distinctive paintings of rotund figures and animals. He attracted worldwide attention in 2005 for his series of paintings depicting the atrocities at Abu Ghraib Prison. Signed book: The Bullfight. First edition. NY: Rizzoli, 1990. Hardcover with dustjacket, 12 x 13.25, 212 pages. Signed and inscribed in black felt tip on the second free end page, “To Lorie and Marv Balestocky, cordially, Botero 90.” In fine condition, with some mild haloing to signature and inscription and light wear to dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

605. Ray Bradbury.

Three books: two softcover copies of That Son of Richard III, 6.5 x 10, one autograph edition with a dustjacket, the first signed in blue felt tip on the title page, and the other signed in black ink on the autograph page; and a miniature hardcover edition of The Climate of Palettes, 2 x 3, signed in blue ink on the title page. In fine condition. Accompanied by two original mailing envelopes for the softcover books. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

606. Ray Bradbury. Glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in blue felt tip, “Best, Ray Bradbury.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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607. Andre Breton. French writer

and poet (1896–1966) best known as the founder of Surrealism. ALS in French, one page, 4 x 5.5, May 9, 1933. Letter to his dear friend, Rene Laporte. In full (translated): “Enclosed is the small text that I told you about. It is not particularly impressive from a typographical point of view but I do think it is very meaningful.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and wrinkling. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

611. Frances Hodgson Burnett.

British author (1849–1924) of such children’s classics as The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy, and A Little Princess. ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, black-bordered Massachusetts Avenue letterhead, no date. In a letter to a friend, Burnett writes, in full: “If my name will be of use to you, I give you permission to use it with pleasure.” In fine condition, with a faint paperclip impression towards the top left edge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Burnett’s hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

608. Gene Brewer.

Signed book: K-Pax: a novel. First edition first printing. NY: St. Martin Press, 1995. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 231 pages. Signed on the title page in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

609. Robert Browning. Ink signature on

an off-white 2.5 x 1.25 clipped slip. Matted, with an etched photo of Browning, to an overall size of 10 x 8. In fine condition, with light foxing and a few trivial spots of soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

610. Thornton Burgess. American author (1874–1965) best known for his popular children’s stories featuring a colorful cast of animal characters, including Peter Rabbit. Two items: TLS signed, “Thornton W. Burgess,” one trimmed page, personal letterhead, 7.25 x 5.5, September 3, 1919. In a response to an admirer, Burgess writes, in full: “Complying with your request I inclose the card duly inscribed”; and a vintage signature, “Most cordially yours, Peter Rabbit’s Godfather, Thornton W. Burgess, Springfield, Mass, September 3, 1919.” Both items are affixed to an 8 x 10.5 album page. In overall fine condition, with intersecting folds to the TLS, one passing through the “g” in “Burgess,” a uniform block of toning over the text, and some light soiling to the card. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

612. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Signed book: Tarzan Trium-

phant. Later printing. Tarzana, California, 1931. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.5 x 8, 318 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in blue ink, “To William Woodruff with best wishes, Edgar Rice Burroughs.” In very good condition, with scattered light foxing to signature page and a few other forward pages and both pastedowns, ink notations to front pastedown, scattered light wear to boards and spine, partial ‘coffee ring’ to front cover, and some light wear and chipping to the dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

613. William S. Burroughs. Signed book:

Tornado Alley. First edition. Cherry Valley Editions, 1989. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.75, 53 pages. Signed in black ballpoint on the title page, “William S. Burroughs.” In fine condition, a light pencil notation in another hand on the front pastedown page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“She was a friend of my wife…and one by one they drop off” 614. James M. Cain. American novelist (1892–1977) best known as the author of such crime/noir classics as The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, February 14, 1971. Letter to a friend. In part: “Many thanks for the card, announcing the death of Miss Shier—though I can imagine nothing I could want less to receive. She was a friend of my wife, Florence Macbeth, the singer, and one by one they drop off.” In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a bit of light wrinkling and toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Early short story handwritten by 11-year-old Capote 615. Truman Capote. American writer whose works include novels, stories, plays, and reportage. He introduced the genre of the nonfiction novel with In Cold Blood (1966). In Cold Blood, a chilling account of the senseless, brutal murder of a Kansas family, is generally considered his finest work. Original short story written by Capote, signed in the upper right, “Truman Capote,” one lightly-lined page, both sides, 8 x 10.5, dated January 8, 1936. Capote writes a story called, “Katie the Elevator Girl,” for a school English assignment. Story begins: “It was a bright hot July morning, as a rather sagged [sic] faced old woman was walking into a very ? Bank. As she went into her locked room, she met Jake the janitor of the building of which they exchanged morning greetings. Then she said to herself doggone I forgot to pack up Herbert’s red flannels (for this was her husbandd [sic]). I bet he will be as sore heck [sic].” The story continues with a character called Sadie slipping on some soap across a marble floor towards the clerk’s desk, at which point the story becomes ever more surreal, with Sadie heading to the top of the building, where she exchanges jokes with the freight elevator man, and tells a story about a fortune-telling incident. In fine condition, with mild overall toning. Although Capote’s most enduring shorter work, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was published in 1958, he had begun writing fiction age twenty-two years earlier in 1936 at the age of 11. As he recalled, “I began writing really sort of seriously when I was about 11. I say seriously in the sense that like other kids go home and practice the violin or the piano or whatever, I used to go home from school every day, and I would write for about three hours. I was obsessed by it.” Here is one of those earliest works by Capote, written in his own hand for an assignment when he was a student at The Trinity School in New York City. A wonderful example of a budding literary style and humor which he would perfect over the next forty-eight years.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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616. Dale Carnegie.

Author and lecturer (1888–1955) whose motivational book How to Win Friends and Influence People became one of the best-selling nonfiction works of modern times. Signed book: Five Minute Biographies. Later printing. NY: Blue Ribbon Books, 1940. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8, 256 pages. signed and inscribed in fountain pen on the first free end page, “This book is inscribed to George Castleman with deep salaams and salutations from one of his admirers, Dale Carnegie, September 3, 1943.” In very good condition, with uniform toning to the signature page and text block, some scattered soiling to the loose, but intact, hinge, and moderate wear to the cover, with some tears at the head and tail of the spine. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

617. Rachel Carson.

American biologist and author (1907–1964) best known for the ecological classic Silent Spring. Signed book: The Sea Around Us. Later printing. NY: Oxford University Press, 1951. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 230 pages. Signed on the title page in blue ink, “Rachel L. Carson.” In fine condition, with mild toning to edges of pages, light rubbing and edge wear to boards and spine, and some scattered light creases and trivial separations to dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

618. Francois Rene de Chateaubriand. Writer, politician, diplomat,

and historian (1768–1848). He is considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature. LS in French, signed “Chateaubriand,” one page, 8 x 12.5, January 19, 1823. Untranslated letter to Monsieur Obeille. Central horizontal and vertical fold, and scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

619. Howard Chandler Christy. Illustra-

tor and painter who developed the popular image of the Christy Girl. ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 9.75 x 8, The Barracks letterhead, October 13, 1909. In a letter to an admirer, Christy writes, in full: “I find your stamped and addressed envelope among my unanswered letters, and cannot find the letter which should accompany it. So I do not know what your request is, but as I get a great many requests for autographs, I send this at random.” In very good condition, with a uniform shade of toning, with two blocks of lighter toning on the second integral page, and some light scattered creasing and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Clemens offers to replace a ‘dream-story’ with a ‘Memorable Assassination’ for inclusion in the Ladies Home Journal 620. Samuel L. Clemens. ALS signed “S. L. Clemens,” two pages on two adjoining

sheets, 4.5 x 5.75, September 26, 1898. Letter to Edward Bok. In full: “New address: Hotel Krantz Neuemarkt Vienna…It may be that you would prefer an article (‘The Memorable Assassination’) to that dream-story. I have just finished & sent it to my friend H. H. Rogers, Esq., 26 Broadway, with a photo or two of the Empress & the funeral procession. Price, $600. If you think you would rather have it than the ‘Platonic Sweetheart,’ send him word, or drop in there & read it.” Recipient’s name has been unobtrusively rubbed off, and some scattered mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Now living in Vienna, Clemens had the opportunity to attend the funeral of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who was assassinated by an Italian anarchist on September 10, 1898. He bore witness to the procession from the balcony of Hotel Krantz, which provided a direct view of Capuchin Church, home of the Hasberg crypt. This major event provided the inspiration for The Memorable Assassination, a story that Clemens felt Bok, editor of Ladies Home Journal, may have considered more desirable than his “dream-story” for publication. Clemens’ decision to submit the newly-inspired letter, and at a discounted rate, speaks volumes about the national impact of the Empress’s murder and his strong desire to not only document it, but share the catastrophic event that had so greatly moved so many. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Clemens provides a fantastic description and sketch of foreign exploits that provided the fodder for A Tramp Abroad 621. Samuel L. Clemens.

ALS signed “Saml,” two pages both sides, 3.25 x 5.5, August 26, [1878]. Letter to his wife Livy. In full: “We came through a-whooping to-day, 6 hours tramp up steep hills and down steep hills in mud & water shoedeep & in a steadily pouring rain which never moderated a moment. I was as chipper & fresh as a lark all the way & arrived without the slightest sense of fatigue. But we were soaked & my shoes full of water, so we at once stripped & went to bed for 2 1/2 hours while our traps were thoroughly dried & our boots greased in addition. Then we put our clothes on…& went to table d’hote. Made some nice English friends and shall see them…tomorrow. Gathered a small bouquet of new flowers but they got spoiled. I sent you a safety match box full of flowers last night from Leinchenbad. I have just telegraphed you to wire the family news to me at Riffle tomorrow. I do hope you are all well & having as jolly a time as we are, for I love you sweetheart, & also in a measure, the Bays. Give my love to Clara & also to the cubs.” Across the third page of the letter, Clemens has added a sketch he labels as “The great mountain profile.” In very good condition, with a horizontal mailing fold, rough left edges, uniform toning to pages, and portions of the text light but still almost completely legible. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. This well-documented trip to Switzerland provided the exotic inspirational for Clemens’ 1880 travel book, A Tramp Abroad. He and his closest friend, writer and pastor Reverend Joseph Hopkins Twichell, journeyed from Interlaken to Kandersteg, a small town just south of the Swiss capital of Bern. Clemens’ description here could very possibly be derived from his journey: “We came through a-whooping to-day, 6 hours tramp up steep hills and down steep hills in mud & water shoe-deep & in a steadily pouring rain which never moderated a moment.” However, he didn’t let the weather beat his adventurous spirit and beloved companionship, and his spirits remained “chipper & fresh as a lark all the way.” He incorporated this experience in his literary work, as well as his traveling companion, after whom he crafted the character ‘Harris.’ A marvelous firsthand account of a trip…as a story began to take form. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“Matisse has just extinguished his sun next to us. I will follow his burial on Monday morning. Colette has just left us, now Matisse. Who’s next?” 622. Jean Cocteau. Versatile French poet, playwright, film director, and artist (1889–1963); among his best-known works are the novel Les Enfants Terrible and the film La Belle et la Bête. ALS in French, signed “I kiss you, Jean,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, Novermber 8, 1954. Letter to Mary Calloway. In full (translated): “Your very nice fairy (in the sense we give this word in our language) reminds me of the young boy who asked Cecil Beaton at the entrance of the hotel “Sir, is it true you are a fairy?” Here, I draw and I draw. I am completely exhausted, standing in front of a table with pastel pencils covering me from toe to head. Anyway, dear Mary, nothing has any explanation. It would be great if flying saucers would land safely among the wild bunch we form. Matisse has just extinguished his sun next to us. I will follow his burial on Monday morning. Colette has just left us, now Matisse. Who’s next?” At the top of the front of the letter, Cocteau has added a blue pencil sketch of a female’s face, a fluffy cloud, and several stars. In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and wrinkles. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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623. Wilkie Collins.

British author regarded as the first British detective story writer (1824– 1889). Bold and florid vintage ink signature, “Wilkie Collins, Boston, February 28th, 1874,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 card affixed to a slightly larger slip. In fine condition, with light creasing and toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

624. Noel Coward. TLS, one

page, 5.5 x 9, personal letterhead, April 22, 1933. In a letter to R. F. Casemore, Coward writes in full: “Thank you so much for your kind letter about ‘Cavalcade’ and all the other nice things you say about my work. I am glad you have enjoyed the plays and appreciate your taking the trouble to write and tell me so.” In very good condition, with light creasing, a uniform shade of toning, a few trivial spots of soiling, two small separations, show-through from remnants on the reverse, and one of the mailing folds passing through the very bottom of the “L” in the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

625. Palmer Cox. Ca-

nadian writer and illustrator (1840–1924) best known for his series of books and comic strips featuring the Brownies. Vintage ink signature, “Palmer Cox, Brownieland, Dec. 1st, 1894,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.75 card featuring a printed sketch of one of his famed Brownies. In fine condition, with scattered light soiling and a small area of paper loss to the bottom right corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

626. Theodore Dreiser. Signed book: The

Symbolic Drawings of Hubert Davis for an American Tragedy. Limited edition of 525 copies, this being No. 350. Horace Liveright. Hardcover with slipcase, 11.5 x 15. Signed in black ink at the conclusion of the foreword by Dreiser, and signed in blue ink on the limitations page by Davis. In very good condition, with pencil notations in another hand on the first and second free end pages, uniform toning throughout, a loose, but intact hinge, and some mild to moderate rubbing to the cover. Slipcase is in good condition, with moderate separation and paper loss to the top and bottom edges. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

A crisp handwritten letter from Doyle, accompanied by an astounding letter from his wife five years after his passing regarding his “definite proof of immortality” 627. Arthur Conan Doyle. ALS signed “A. Conan Doyle,” one page, 5 x 8, Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex letterhead, December 31, 1914. In a letter to Mrs. Gribble, Doyle writes, in full: “I send enclosed only to show you that I have done what I could. My advice to return to London was only because I thought your family was there. If you are comfortable where you are I should not move. You must remember that a simple & open-airy sort of life has very often a good effect upon a man’s health and that things may come out very much better than you fear.” Intersecting folds, one passing through the “o” in “Conan,” some light toning, a few trivial surface marks, and two small pieces of mounting remnants to the top corners on the reverse, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter written by his wife, Jean Conan Doyle, five years after Doyle’s passing. This ethereal letter talks of spiritualism, the quest for “immortality,” and the practice that she and her family ritually engage in: “Both my family and I have had continual and irrefutable proof of my husband’s nearness and interest in our welfare since he passed on. I may say that we never make an important decision in our daily lives without first consulting him.” After losing several family members, Doyle found solace in supporting spiritualism and its attempts to find proof of existence beyond the grave. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Art & Literature 131


“Two weeks ago I sent you a package containing two works of mine… ‘Cafe’…‘Spring at the Lake’”

628. Otto Dix. German artist (1891–1969) best known for his Expressionist depictions of Weimar

society and the brutality of war. ALS in German, signed “Dix,” one page, 8.25 x 11.5, personal letterhead, June 14, 1948. In part (translated): “About two weeks ago I sent you a package containing two works of mine, namely: 1 Watercolor from 1923 ‘Cafe,’ 1 Pastel (48) ‘Spring at the Lake.’ I hope you will receive them soon. I am satisfied with the matter you have informed me of.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, paper loss to lower right corner, some stray ink marks, and a uniform shade of mild toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

630. Alexandre Dumas, fils. Three untranslated

ALSs in French signed “A. Dumas,” one page, ranging in size from 4 x 5.25 to 4.5 x 7. In very good condition, with light creasing to one letter, toning to all, a horizontal mailing fold affecting the end of one signature, and some light mirroring from where one of the letters was folded and pencil notations to the same letter. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

631. Alexandre Dumas, fils. Two elegant

untranslated ALSs in French, each signed “A. Dumas,” both one page, both sides, 4 x 5. Uniform toning, light soiling, and wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

632. Alexander Dumas, pere.

Distinguished French novelist (1802–1870) of such historical classics as The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask. LS in French, signed “Alex. Dumas,” one page, 5.25 x 8, no date. Dumas writes to Seignier: in full (translated): “In three days, on the 15th, we will reach the fatal deadline. In two days you will have the end of the book. May I assume that our financial deal will be terminated on the 15th? In my present situation, that of a man lying on this bed, it would be a great service you would render me.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, with vertical fold through first letter of signature, a few light creases, and a bit of trivial toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I never thought much of the movie of Drums Along the Mohawk. Aspen & White Birch don’t go with the Mohawk Valley, nor do drilled rows of corn belong in an Indian field”

633. Walter D. Edmonds. Author of Drums Along the Mohawk. ALS, one page both sides, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, June 9, 1971. Edmonds writes, in full: “I’ve returned The First Hundred Years in its envelope. I never thought much of the movie of Drums Along the Mohawk. Aspen & White Birch don’t go with the Mohawk Valley, nor do drilled rows of corn belong in an Indian field. The story, of course, was considerably mucked about, but Mrs. McKlennan was marvellous & I thought most of the cast did well. I had 3 movies made from stories of mine—all with Henry Fonda—so I shan’t comment on the leading man! (Actually, I thought he was pretty good, if not exactly enthusiastic!” In fine condition, with a few light creases, some light show-through from writing on the reverse, along with a small pencil notation in another hand at the bottom left corner on the reverse side. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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634. John Dunning.

Signed book: The Bookman’s Wake. Advanced Reader’s Copy. First edition. NY: Scribner, 1995. Softcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 351 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page, “To Matt—Yes, this is the first state ARC. The 400 that disappeared from the warehouse were never recovered, and began turning up in used bookstores almost instantly. The later state has a cheap look, slick covers (not laminated) and xeroxed pages rather than printed, as here. Next time you come this way, bring the better half. Best, John Dunning.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

635. T. S. Eliot.

Vintage fountain pen signature, “T. S. Eliot, 27.iv.61,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 Faber and Faber Limited Publishers postcard. Light toning and faint imprints at the corners from previous mounting, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

636. Ralph Ellison.

Signed book: Invisible Man. Limited edition later printing. Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1980. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, 454 pages. Signed in black felt tip on the third free end page, “Ralph Ellison.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

Stunning collection of the esteemed Fireside Poets

638. Fireside Poets. Remarkable grouping of five ink signatures

on individual off-white sheets and cards, ranging in size from 3.5 x 2 to 4.5 x 2.25, each signed by a famed Fireside Poet. Signers are: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, adding “1877”; Oliver Wendell Holmes, adding “Boston Jan. 11th 1878”; John Greenleaf Whittier; James Russell Lowell; and William Cullen Bryant, adding “January 15th, 1878.” In fine condition, with scattered light toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

639. Anatole France. French

author (1844–1924) who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921. ALS in French, one page, 5 x 6.5, no date. Letter to to his dealer of art prints, Victor Prouté. France apologizes for having had to stay at home due to the orders of his physician and asks that the prints that he had chosen be given to the carrier of his letter. An address panel in France’s hand is on the second integral page. In fine condition, with pencil notation along top edge, a uniform shade of toning, and some scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

637. Gustave Flaubert. Celebrated French novelist (1821–1880) best known

for his classics Madame Bovary, Salammbô, and A Sentimental Education. ALS in French, signed “Gu. Flaubert,” one page, 5.25 x 8.5, no date. Letter his great friend Louis Bouilhet. In full (translated): “You seem quite upset, my dear old timer. If my presence can alleviate your worries , please come Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, I will be in Paris. It will be most kind of you, us you leave the Stock Exchange, to come running into the arms of your uncle who kisses you.” Under his signature, he adds, “I had a great disappointment [in english]. No news of Daniel, and I have not received the magazine.” Central horizontal and vertical fold, a few creases and wrinkles, and some light spotting to page, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Fleming’s fame rises as he develops James Bond’s dossier during his Dropmore Press years 640. Ian Fleming. Former British intelligence officer (1908–1964) whose

novels featuring suave spy James Bond have attained unprecedented and seemingly indestructible popularity in more than twenty film adaptations over the course of four decades. TLS signed “Yours sincerely, Ian Fleming,” one page, 8 x 10, Kemsley House letterhead, December 21, 1950. Letter to Clarence Winchester at The Dropmore Press Ltd. In full: “Thank you very much indeed for the copy of ‘Eton Medley.’ It was a very kind thought, and I had not seen it before. I am sure all will go well now with W. H. Smiths. Unfortunately my information was absolutely categorical and whether their feelings were due to a misunderstanding or not, I felt that we should not lose a moment in pacifying them. I have told the Chairman that you will be letting him have a memorandum of the present position and a draft letter to the Hon. David Smith. Again with many thanks for the beautifully produced ‘Medley.’” Fleming has also handwritten the greeting at the top of the letter. Some scattered creases and wrinkles, and some mild toning, mainly to the edges, otherwise fine condition.

Around 1950, journalist Ian Fleming joined the Dropmore Press as a director. This letter to its editor, Clarence Winchester, mentions “Eton Medley,” which was B. J. W. Hill’s book written by about Eton College. As a youth Fleming had attended Eton but was kicked out—a piece of his own history that was added to the dossier of his most famous literary character, James Bond. By 1952, the spy was born, and Casino Royale was published the following year. The Dropmore Press slipped into severe financial difficulties in 1954 and closed shop in 1955. Fleming went on to write thirteen more Bond novels and secured his place in modern fiction. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

French requests additional action taken for the procurement of a sculpture for the Metropolitan Museum “I am sorry to make you additional trouble” 641. Daniel Chester French. TLS signed “Daniel C. French,” one page, 8.5 x 10.5, personal letterhead, April 10, 1920. In a letter to W. F. Paris, Esq., French writes, in full: “In the natural course of events, a letter should be written to the Secretary or the Director of the Metropolitan Museum, offering the bust as a gift. It will then be brought formally before the Sculpture Committee, who will report to the Executive Committee, who will approve the acceptance. This may seem like red tape to you, but it seems easier to conform to rules. As I told you, the matter has already been brought up informally by me, before the Sculpture Committee, and favorable action of the Committee is assured. I am sorry to make you additional trouble.” Intersecting folds, one passing through the middle initial of the signature, light surface creasing, and light toning around the edges, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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642. Robert Frost. Signed book: In the Clearing. Limited edition, #359/1500. NY: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1962. Hardcover with slipcase, 6.5 x 10, 101 pages. Signed in ink on the limitations page, “Robert Frost.” In fine condition, with some light surface marks to the slipcase. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

643. Zona Gale.

American author and playwright (1874–1938). Gale became the first female to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1921. Two items: TLS, one page, March 25, 1927. In a letter to a fan, Gale writes, in full: “You are good to be interested in that little first story. It is here somewhere, done in printing and I distinctly remember sitting on the floor and asking my mother how to spell ‘N—yes.’ I am enclosing the copy which you asked for, and thanks for the little book of Mr. Woodbury’s poem”; handwritten manuscript of the beginning of her first story, one page, signed “Zona Gale (about 1883),” entitled ‘The Three Travelers.’ Toning to both pages, particularly along the edges, with a strip of light, vertical toning through the center of the TLS, a tear to the right edge, and a clipping affixed to the reverse of the TLS, and paperclip impressions and some small tears along the top edge of each page, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

644. Jean Genet. Prominent

and controversial French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist (1910-1986). ANS, signed “Jean Genet, Poet and prose writer,” one page, on a 5.75 x 4 postcard, no date, but postmarked November 13, 1958. Brief letter to his close friend, and executor of his will, Monique Lange on the reverse of a picture postcard. In full (translated): “Kiss yourselves with your full mouths.” In fine condition, with small tear to top edge and a couple light creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

645. Allen Ginsberg. Captivating 9

x 13.5 magazine photo of the edgy poet holding a steaming drink, signed in black ink, “Ah Ah, Allen Ginsberg.” Doublematted with a small plaque to an overall size of 16 x 20. In fine condition, with horizontal creasing and light surface wrinkling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

646. Allen Ginsberg.

ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, January 9, 1989. Ginsberg writes to Istvan Eörsi in Budapest. In part: “Enclosed find my travel schedule for next half year so you’ll know when I’m in N.Y.C. Great news from the East, & great problems! Glad you’re updating Howe translation. I have Chinese student house guest, who came from China Nov. 29. Never been out before, speaks fine rapid clear English—so I’m getting some lowdown on China….” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and the printed schedule Ginsberg mentions. In fine condition, with some light creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

647. Allen Ginsberg. Flyer for a No Nukes Poetry Reading and Songs at the Boulder Theatre, 8.5 x 11, signed in black ink by Ginsberg and in blue ballpoint by poet Peter Orlovsky. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and a small spot of soiling towards the center. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“Illustrious beggars I’ve known, Artists and philosophers called” 648. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. German writer, scientist, and philosopher (1749–1832) who takes a place among the central intellectual and artistic figures of his day. His poetry and dramatic works provided source material for Beethoven, Schubert, and Berlioz, among others. Rare and desirable autograph quotation on a 6.75 x 2.5 off-white trimmed slip. Goethe writes four lines, in German, loosely translated: “Illustrious beggars I’ve known, Artists and philosophers called; But I know nobody… The better paid his bill.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and a bit of trivial toning. An interesting and boldly scripted example in a very uncommon format. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 651. Alfred Grevin. French sculptor, artist and costume designer (1827–1892) who created the Musee Grevin, a Paris wax museum. ALS in French, signed “A. Grevin,” one page, 4.5 x 7, no date. Letter to a Baron, in part, (translated): “Would tomorrow Tuesday suit you to come to 11 rue Michelet (Altier Jumelin) where I could have the pleasure of presenting to you some specimens of my portraits in wax.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold and a bit of scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

649. William Golding. Distin-

guished British author (1911–1993) of the classic novel Lord of the Flies and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. Glossy 5 x 8 publicity photo, signed in black ballpoint. In fine condition, with s couple small surface dings. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

Greene breaks the rules for an “honorary consul” 650. Graham Greene.

Renowned English author (1904–1991) who seamlessly blended themes of morality, politics, and espionage. Color 10 x 12.5 New York Times magazine photo of Graham at his desk, dated March 3, 1985, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “For Barry Hoffman, I break the rule of never signing photos because he is an honorary consol, Graham Greene.” In very good condition, with a central horizontal crease, light creasing and toning, and a rough right edge. Accompanied by the article from which the photo was taken. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“I have wholly forgotten about Paul Revere” 652. Edward Everett Hale. American clergyman

and author (1822–1909) best known for the Civil War allegory ‘The Man Without a Country.’ TLS signed “Edw. E. Hale,” one page, 5.25 x 8, personal letterhead, February 28, 1903. Hale writes, in full: “I remember talking with you at the lunch, but I have wholly forgotten about Paul Revere.” In very good condition, with scattered light creasing, toning around the edges, a staple mark and a small area of paper loss to the top left corner, a quickly penned post script and a few stray ink marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“Mr. Dimokides left Egypt before my brother’s arrival there. He has some remarkable facts with regard to Damese’s intrigues there which I think you ought to know”

653. Edward Everett Hale. ALS signed “Edw. E. Hale,” one page, 5.25 x 7.5, clergy letterhead

affixed to a sheet of almost the exact size, February 8, 1865. Hale writes, in full: “This will be given to you by Mr. Dimokides, an American citizen whose recent domicile has been Alexandria. Mr. Dimokides left Egypt before my brother’s arrival there. He has some remarkable facts with regard to Damese’s intrigues there which I think you ought to know. He has not seen my brother since they were both in London.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, uniform shade of toning from adhesive, some light curling and rippling along the edges. During this time, Hale was expressing concerns over the end of the war and converting southern cities to Christianity. According to The Life and Letters of Edward Everett Hale, Vol. 2, in a letter dated January 31, 1865, he writes that “we shall have to see that body, mind, and soul are properly cared for, and this must be done, if it is done at all, by distinct and avowed religious influence. Not, of course, by preaching of sermons and arguing much with religionists. I hope that is not the idea of your missionary friends in Egypt,” perhaps the “intrigues” mentioned in this letter. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

654. Alex Haley. Glossy 8 x 10 halflength photo of Haley, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a small bend to the top right corner. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

655. Keith Haring. American artist

(1958–1990) whose graffiti-inspired outline drawings of human figures and animals made him one of the most recognizable and ubiquitous figures in the 1980s art scene. Color 4 x 6 postcard photo of one of Haring’s untitled works, signed in-person in black felt tip, “K. Haring.” In fine condition. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

656. Keith Haring. Color 4 x 6

postcard with a reproduction of an untitled work, signed in black felt tip in the bottom border, “K. Haring.” In fine condition, with mild haloing to signature. RRAuction COA.… (MB $150)

657. Ernest Hemingway. Terrific glossy 3.5 x 5.5 postcard, featuring a photo of a woman on a chair lift at Mt. Baldy, Sun Valley, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint on the reverse, “To Carolyn, Sing Master, with best wishes, Ernest Hemingway.” In fine condition, with adhesive remnants and toning from previous mounting to all four corners and some light creasing to the photo’s finish. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

658. Al Hirschfeld. Printed

Hir8chfeld image of Elvis on an 8 x 10 card bearing an Elvis postage stamp and first-day cancellation, signed in pencil “Hirschfeld.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

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While covering the Spanish Civil War in 1917, Hemingway inscribes one of his finest works 659. Ernest Hemingway. Signed book:

A Farewell to Arms. Later printing. Liepzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, no date. Hardcover, 4.5 x 6.25, 320 pages. Signed and inscribed in ink on a front blank “To Ed Kennedy with very best wishes, Ernest Hemingway, Valencia, 1937.” Housed in a handsome custom box with blue quarter-leather slipcase. In good to very good condition, with the spine heavily rubbed, soiled, and toned, front free end page removed (resulting in some looseness to the binding), light foxing and soiling and ink stamp to signed page, library ink stamps elsewhere, and scattered foxing and light staining to interior. The inscription is dark, clear, and mostly unaffected. At the time of signing, Hemingway was in Spain covering the Spanish Civil War. His novel To Have and Have Not was published in the same year. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Original oversized Hirschfeld sketch of Tennessee Ernie Ford presented to a TV Guide photographer 660. Al Hirschfeld. Original vintage signed and inscribed ink sketch of Tennessee Ernie Ford on an off-white 8.5 x 14.75 heavy stock card, inscribed to TV Guide photographer Billy Kahn, “For Bill Kahn, who took the only photo of me in which I do not need a haircut,” and signed next to the image, “Hirschfeld.” Card is affixed to an identical size board. Affixed on the reverse is a photocopy of Kahn’s photograph of Hirschfeld, with paint brush in hand, looking at the drawing of Phil Silvers he has just finished for the August 17, 1957, cover of TV Guide. Kahn has handwritten beneath the image “My Photo for TV Guide.” Kahn has also affixed his business card on the reverse. Mild toning to background, as well as some scattered light soiling, and a few corner bumps, otherwise fine condition. Hirschfeld drew a total of 34 covers for TV Guide from 1956-1998. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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661. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Eminent American writer

(1809–1894) best known for his collection The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table and the muchanthologized poem ‘The Chambered Nautilus.’ ALS signed “O W Holmes,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, December 2, 1839. Letter to John Rasson at the University of Vermont. In part: “My various engagements compel me to decline the invitations of the Phi Sigma Nu and the University Institute Societies. I would not do so however without expressing…the honor they have done me in making the request, and my regret that I must deny myself the pleasure of visiting the Institute at Burlington.” Second integral page bears an address panel to Rasson. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, with several vertical folds passing through signature, and a bit of light toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

662. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. AQS,

signed “Oliver Wendell Holmes, Boston, January 2d, 1880,” on an off-white 7.25 x 5 sheet. Holmes writes the concluding stanza of ‘The Chambered

Nautilus.’ In full: “Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll! Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, Till thou at length art free, Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea!” In fine condition, with two vertical folds and edge toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

664. Victor Hugo. Ink signature, “Vic-

tor Hugo,” on an off-white 3.25 x .75 slip. In very good condition, with a central vertical fold, scattered toning and soiling, and a couple ink blots and brushes to signature. Accompanied by an original unsigned carte-de-visite portrait of Hugo by Anatole Pougnet of Paris. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

665. Victor Hugo. ALS in

French, one page, 4 x 5, May 18. Letter to an unidentified recipient. In part (translated): “I have had little time, Sir, but as soon as the meetings [in the French Chamber of Deputies] allow me I will read your book and will have the pleasure of communicate with the distinguished spirit that your letter reveals in yourself. If you are interested in watching the meeting today I will send you a seat.” Small tear and partial page remnant to left edge, central horizontal fold, and moderate toning and foxing, not affecting legibility, otherwise very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

663. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. ALS signed “O. W.

Holmes,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7.25, dated March 25, 1872. In a letter to George W. W. Haughton, Holmes writes, in part: “You have been kind enough to lend me ‘The Hale’ for a long time, as I suppose because I may have suggested the name you adopted. I have looked with great pleasure, might say admiration upon the finished engravings and elegant printing of a journal devoted to one of the mechanic arts.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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666. Joyce Kilmer. American

writer (1886–1918), best known for the much-anthologized poem ‘Trees,’ who was killed at the Second Battle of Marne at the age of 31. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, New York Times letterhead, May 18, 1916. Letter to Ripley Hitchcock. In part: “I have heard, of course, of The Art Alliance of America, but until I read the circulars you sent me I did not have a clear idea of its work. Certainly it seems to be a much-needed institution, and I think that an article describing its purpose and methods would be interesting.” In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, a couple small separations along folds, light wrinkling, and a uniform shade of mild toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

669. John LaFarge. American artist (1835–1910) best known for his paintings and watercolors of nature scenes and his imaginative, richly colored stained glass windows. ALS, one page, 5.25 x 8.75, January 15. In a letter regarding the failing health of a friend, LaFarge writes, in part: “I regret exceedingly to hear of Miss Koto’s good health…If you will allow me and I am not in the way, shall try to call soon.” Scattered light creasing, toning, a light pencil notation, and a few areas of separation along the mailing folds, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

667. Stephen King. Flawless green felt tip signature, “Stephen King, 8/14/84,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

670. Charles Landseer. British artist, brother of artist Edwin Land-

seer. Ink signature, “from Chas. Landseer, Keeper, Royal Academy,” on an off-white slip. Double matted with a print of one of Landseer’s works to an overall size of 28 x 22. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold and a few ink marks along top edge. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

671. Annie Leibovitz. Signed

668. Rudyard Kipling. Ink signature, “Rudyard Kipling,” on an off-white 2.5 x 2 slip. Slip is affixed to an 8.5 x 11 off-white sheet, with two clipped photos of Kipling affixed above signature and typed biographical information. In fine condition, with scattered light soiling and wrinkling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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book: Ritratti. First edition. Italy: Photology, 1996. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 87 pages. Signed on the title page in black ink, “Annie Leibovitz, NY 1996.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“Trusting she will not have made your table uneven” 672. Roy Lichtenstein. Color 4

675. James Russell Lowell.

x 6 postcard photo of Lichtenstein’s ‘Mirror 4,’ signed under the image in black ink. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

673. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

ALS signed “ H e n r y W. Longfellow,” one page, 4.25 x 6.5, December 26, 1878. Longfellow writes, in full: “The ferns and autumn leaves you send me are very beautiful, and I highly prize your gift. Please accept my cordial thanks for them and for your kind remembrance of me at Xmas time.” Matted and framed, with a photo of Longfellow and a commemorative plaque, to an overall size of 13 x 12.5. In fine condition, with a bit of mild toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

674. James Russell Lowell.

American writer and diplomat (1819–1891) who, after a long and successful career as a poet, satirist, and essayist, served as minister to the court of Spain. ALS signed “J. R. Lowell,” one page, 4.5 x 7, Legation of the United States, London letterhead, March 21, 1884. Lowell writes to a Miss Goddard, in part: “I can’t allow you to go on thinking that my official position ever occurred to me, except inasmuch as the number of people who came to see me that morning in consequence of it obliged me to write to you by a secretary.” In fine condition, with light toning around the edges. Accompanied by original mailing envelope, addressed in Lowell’s hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

ALS signed “J. R. Lowell,” one page, 4 x 6.25, no date. In a letter to a Mrs. Marsh, Lowell writes, in part: “Mrs. Lowell continues so ill that I fear her having the pleasure she promised herself of dining with you today is out of the question. I should have warned you before this, but that I hoped she would be all right again this morning. Trusting she will not have made your table uneven.” In fine condition, with light toning. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

Mann signs a limited edition of The Magic Mountain 676. Thomas Mann. Signed

book: Der Zauberberg Volume I and II [The Magic Mountain]. Limited edition of 150 copies (this being No. 142). Berlin: C. Fitcher, 1924. Hardcover, 4.75 x 7.5, 578 and 629 respectively pages. Signed in pencil on the colophon page of Volume II. In very good condition, with rubbing to all covers, partial separations and surface loss to joints, with one joint appearing to be repaired, and flaking to head and tail of both volumes. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

677. Thomas Mann. Highly influential, Nobel Prize–winning German novelist and social critic (1875–1955). TLS in German, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, March 3, 1939. Brief untranslated letter to Herr Drobac. In very good condition, with scattered creasing and uniform toning. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

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Rare signed first edition by the exiled Nobel Prize winner 678. Thomas Mann. Highly influ-

ential, Nobel Prize–winning German novelist and social critic (1875–1955). Signed book: An Exchange of Letters. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. High quality softcover, 6.5 x 9.75, 12 pages. Boldly signed in black ink under his full page image opposite the title page. In fine condition, with uniform mild toning to inside pages and a bit of trivial wear to cover.

Mann published this booklet in 1937 to present a private exchange that he wanted to make public. His anti-Nazi and social critic stance is presented clearly in his reply to a letter from the Dean of the Philosophical Faculty of the University Of Bonn, who had written to inform Mann that his name had been struck off the list of honorary doctorates. Mann’s lengthy reply is that he no longer takes any pleasure in the honor, that German universities are very much accountable for not doing more to stop the rise of the Nazis to power, and that Harvard had recently given him an honorary degree. This rare signed edition offers a fascinating, intelligent rebuttal from the mind of a master storyteller. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

679. Paul Manship. Sculptor of

the Prometheus fountain located in Rockefeller Center (1885–1966). ALS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, Washington Mews letterhead, no date. In a letter of regretful cancellation, Manship writes, in full: “I find that I have got to go to Boston for the Weekend of the 27th & the 28th of Feb. and therefore will not be able to have the great pleasure of being with you & your guests at the Players. I can’t tell you what a disappointment it is to me.” In fine condition, with a small numeric pencil notation in another hand at the top right corner. Accompanied by original mailing envelope, addressed in Manship’s hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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680. W. Somerset Maugham. TLS signed

“W. S. Maugham,” one page, 5.25 x 8, Villa Mauresque letterhead, May 2, 1965. Short letter of thanks to an admirer. In part: “Thank you for your nice letter and good wishes. It was most kind of you; I was touched and much pleased.” In fine condition, with a couple trivial creases and wrinkles. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)


Huge deluxe edition of Western works

681. W. Somerset Maugham.

TLS signed “W. S. Maugham,” one page, 5.75 x 8, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten letterhead, September 7, 1962. Brief letter to a collector. In full: “Thank you for your charming letter. Here is the autograph you ask for.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, and scattered creases and wrinkles. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

684. Frank McCarthy. Art-

ist (1924–2002) renowned for advertisements, paperback covers, film posters, and paintings of the American West. Signed book: The Old West: A Portrait in Paintings. Deluxe limited edition of 1500 copies (This being No. 323). Connecticut: Greenwich Press Ltd., 1981. Leatherbound hardcover with custom box, 17.25 x 13.25, 168 pages. Signed in felt tip on the limitations page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

682. Francois Mauriac. French author

(1885-1970) and winner of the 1952 Nobel Prize in Literature. Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “a Madame Pereina de Carvallo—un ami du Portugal, Francois Mauriac, Lisbon 11 Juin 1935,” on a light pink 7 x 6 album page. In fine condition, with toning to edges, with a couple heavier small blocks, and a small ink notation to top right. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

683. Peter Max. Vibrantly colored original artwork, entield ‘Flag with Heart,’ mixed media on an 8.5 x 11 sunburst sheet. Max has highlighted a 3.25 x 3.25 printed color image of ‘Flag with Heart,’ which Max has embellished with thick and colorful brushstrokes to both the image and surrounding areas, and signed in mixed color paint “Max.” Printed on the reverse is the following statement: “This Peter Max work entitled ‘Flag with Heart’ is a variation color combination (and brush strokes) from his original artworks of the same title on paper,” and also bears a 2010 Peter Max copyright stamp. In fine condition. Accompanied by a Peter Max original art certification. A unique and exciting design boldly highlighted by thick and colorful brushstrokes. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

685. Steve McCurry. Color

20 x 24 print of journalist Steve McCurry’s famed 1985 image of Sharbat Gula, better known by the unofficial title Afghan Girl, signed in black felt tip by McCurry. Rolled and in fine condition, with a few bends and surface impressions. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

686. Henry Miller.

Signed book: Reflections on the Death of Mishima. Limited edition first edition of 200 copies, this being No. 122. Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1972. Hardcover, 6.75 x 7.75, 47 pages. Signed on the colophon page in black felt tip, “Henry Miller.” In fine condition, with light soiling and rubbing on the back cover. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

687. Henry Miller.

Signed book: First Impressions of Greece. Limited edition first edition, #132/250. Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1973. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.25, 47 pages. Signed in black felt tip on the colophon page, “Henry Miller.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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In an abundantly jovial letter, ‘Peggy’ wishes her friend “much happiness and good fortune” 688. Margaret Mitchell. TLS signed “Peggy,” one page, 7.25 x 10, personal letterhead, August 15, 1940. In a letter to her friend Evangeline [Burkhardt], in full: “Your wedding announcement has just arrived and I was so pleased and happy to have it. I hope you realize how much happiness and good fortune I am wishing you and how much I am congratulating your brand new husband on securing so fine a bride. You remember that you left a phone call for me some days ago, with the message that you would not be at that address except for a few hours. I did not get in until late in the afternoon, as I was chasing clothes for the refugees from Bersheeba to Dan (which, roughly translated, means from Roswell to Hapeville). I felt that you were phoning me to tell me that you were on your way to get married, but I did not breathe a word of it for fear I was wrong. It I was right in this idea, then I thank you so much for thinking of me at this time. I’m going to town today to buy you a present, which I expect to use when I come through Charlotte!” In very good condition, with three horizontal mailing folds and the bottom portion folded and creased, scattered surface creasing, and a uniform shade of toning with a lighter strip of toning across the bottom edge, and a few light spots of soiling. This letter boasts a pristine and informal signature from the writer who was heralded for producing one of the most prolific novels of the 20th century. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

I am sorry to learn…that your copy of ‘…E o vento levou’ was lost in the mail…The loss of your book in the mail provides an example of why I do not autograph” 689. Margaret Mitchell. American author (1900–1949) whose single novel, Gone

With the Wind, became one of the best-sellers of all time and spawned one of the most fabled movies in Hollywood history. She died after being struck by a speeding car at the age of 48. TLS signed “Margaret Mitchell Marsh,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, February 4, 1949. Apologetic letter to a collector who sent a Portuguese copy of Gone With the Wind to be signed. In part: “I am sorry to learn…that your copy of ‘…E o vento levou’ was lost in the mail…The loss of your book in the mail provides an example of why I do not autograph. You wrote several letters requesting an autograph and each time you were told I do not autograph. In spite of this, you mailed your book to me for an autograph. I was as careful as anyone might be in mailing it back to you, but now you write that you have not received it. All I can say is that I am very sorry.” In fine condition, with light diagonal strips of toning to body and lightly affecting signature, and a few creases and wrinkles. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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691. Alfred de Musset. French Romantic

690. Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell. Ink signatures

on individual off-white 4 x 3 and 5 x 3 cards, “Grandma Moses” and “Very Truly Yours, Norman Rockwell.” In fine condition, with trivial foxing along the top edge of Rockwell’s card. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

poet and playwright (1810–1857) remembered for his poetry. Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Alfd de Musset,” one page, 7.75 x 3.75, November 14, 1848. Receipt for 200 francs received from his publisher, Monsieur Charpentier. In very good condition, with three vertical folds, on passing near signature, circular spot of toning, multiple tack holes to left side, and some light mirroring of text. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Nabokov sells Columbia Pictures the rights to his latest masterpiece 692. Vladimir Nabokov. DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, August 4, 1969. An agreement between Nabokov’s company, McGraw Hill International, Inc., and Columbia Pictures regarding an Option Agreement, in full: “Reference is made to an Option Agreement between you and the undersigned dated as of April 5, 1969 (hereinafter the ‘Option Agreement’) with respect to the motion picture and allied rights in and to that certain literary work entitled ‘Ada or Ardor’ (hereinafter the ‘Work’). Pursuant to the terms of said Option Agreement, the option contained therein was exercisable by the undersigned not later than August 5, 1969. You and we hereby agree to amend said Option Agreement as follows: 1. The time within which the undersigned is entitled to exercise its option pursuant to said Option Agreement is hereby extended until August 5, 1970. 2. In consideration for the extension of time for the exercise of the option as provided in Paragraph I hereof, the undersigned hereby agrees to pay the sum of Thirty Thousand ($30,000) Dollars as follows: (a) To you, upon execution of this agreement, the sum of Twenty-Seven Thousand ($27,000) Dollars, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. (b) To Irving Paul Lazar Agency, for your account, the sum of Three Thousand ($3,000) Dollars payable on January 5, 1980. 3. You hereby acknowledge and agree that in the event the undersigned exercises its option under said Option Agreement, then and in such event, said Thirty Thousand ($30,000) Dollars shall be credited against the first sums payable to you and Irving Paul Lazar Agent, on account of the purchase price.” In very good condition, with scattered light creasing, uniform toning, a staple mark and a whole staple to the top left corner, a staple mark at the top edges, with the mark on the second page slightly torn, and two binder holes along the top of each page, none of which affect the crisp signature. Two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Nabokov published Ada or Ardor, the book that the New York Times Book Review praised as “a great work of art, a necessary book, radiant and rapturous, affirming the power of love and imagination” and said that it “provides further evidence that he is a peer of Kafka, Proust and Joyce.” This romantic novel started off as two separate projects, but when Nabokov saw a connection between the two ideas, he combined them and made what would be his longest and most allusory novel. The greatest tragedy of this masterpiece is that after securing the rights, Columbia decided against exercising its option to bring the film to life. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Original Ogden Nash poem 693. Ogden Nash.

American writer (1902– 1971) best known for his humorous verse. On-the-spot handwritten two-line poem on an offwhite 5 x 3 card. Nash writes, “These lines are in praise of Mildred Davis, Who proved herself a rara avis—” and signed underneath, “She enclosed a stamped selfaddressed envelope. Ogden Nash.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. A quick and witty verse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

697. Georgia O’Keeffe. Over-

sized Christmas card, 11.25 x 8.5, featuring O’Keefe’s ‘Starlight Night’ on the front cover, signed in fountain pen inside, “Greetings for Xmas and 64, Sincerely, G. OK.” In fine condition, with light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

694. LeRoy Neiman. Color 24 x 30 print of Joe Namath walking off the field in his Jets uniform, signed in red felt tip. Double matted and framed to an overall size of 35.5 x 41.5. In fine condition, with mild fading to signature. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

698. Eugene O’Neill. Signed book: Lazarus Laughed.

695. LeRoy Neiman. Color 31.5 x 10 print entitled ‘Polo Lounge,’ signed in black ink. Triple matted and framed to an overall size of 40.5 x 18.25. In fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

696. Helmut Newton. Color 4

x 6 postcard photo from Newton’s ‘Saint Laurent Rive Gauche,’ signed vertically in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some light contrast to portion of signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Limited edition first edition of 775 copies, this being No. 484. NY: Boni & Liveright, 1927. Hardcover, 6 x 9, 177 pages. Signed in fountain pen on the limitations page, “Eugene O’Neill.” In very good condition, with a uniform shade of toning to the pages throughout, a loose, but intact, hinge, and mild toning, soiling to the cover, along with staining to the top of the spine, and light wear to the head and tail of spine. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

699. Eugene O’Neill.

Ink signature and inscription, “For George Appel, with all good wishes, Eugene O’Neill, August 1943,” on an offwhite 5.25 x 3 card. In fine condition, with scattered light toning and soiling, trivial ink spot to inscription, and a crease to top left corner, which could easily be matted out. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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700. Elizabeth Palmer Peabody. Pioneering

American educator (1804–1894) who opened the doors of the first English-language kindergarten in the United States. She was one of the first teachers to really embrace and promote the developmental values in children’s play. As a writer, Peabody was a pivotal figure in the Trandscendental movement. Her West Street Bookstore, provided a meeting place for many women’s meetings. ALS signed “Elizabeth P. Peabody,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, graph-like paper letterhead, no date. In a letter to Dr. Rimmer, Peabody writes, in part: “The bearer of this note is Mrs. Bolta, lady of the distinguised Italian Bolta, who wrote the Life of Lord Cavour—She draws some & came to Concord, having heard in New York, that your class here was in the fill tide of successful experiment! & wishing to join it.” Affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one of which lightly affects two letters of the first name, scattered creasing, light toning, a few small spots of soiling, and several edge tears. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

702. Prize Winning Authors. Thirty-seven items consisting of a souvenir typescript, signed photos, and signatures, each signed by an individual Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. Signers are: John Updike (ins), Elias Canetti (2), Jose Saramago, Gunter Grass, Naguib Mahfouz (2), Halldor Laxness (2), Samuel Beckett, Heinrich Boll, Patrick White (2), Eugenio Montale, Vincente Aleixandre, Isaac Singer (ins), Czeslaw Milosz (2), Odysseus Elytis, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (ins), Wole Soyinka, Claude Simon, Giorgos Seferis, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Salvatore Quasimodo, Ivo Andric, Miguel Angel Asturias, James A. Michener, Toni Morrison (2, one ins), John Galsworthy, William Golding, Edward Albee, and four others. In fine condition, with scattered light toning and creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Picasso signs a limited edition collection of his works 701. Pablo Picasso. Signed

book: Picasso: The Recent Years1939–1946. Limited edition of 350 copies (this being No. 224). NY: Doubleday, 1947. Hardcover with slipcase, 8.75 x 11, 211 pages. Signed in pencil on the limitations page, “Picasso.” In fine condition. A beautiful example of one of the all-time masters. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

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706. Norman Rockwell. Signed book:

703. Sully Prudhomme. French writer (1839–1907) who won the

1901 Nobel Prize in Literature. ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 7, no date. Untranslated letter to a friend. After his signature, Prudhomme adds a postscript, quickly initialed at the conclusion. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, with vertical fold touching first letter of signature and a bit of scattered light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Norman Rockwell Illustrator. First edition, first printing. NY: WatsonGuptill, 1946. Hardcover with dustjacket, 9 x 12, 208 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To Dottie and Roald Morton remembering to good old days in New Rochelle, Cordially, Norman Rockwell.” In very good condition, with some light soiling to bottom of signed page, a bit of light rubbing to covers and spine, lightly clipped dustjacket, and tape repairs and creases to dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

704. Robert Ripley. Vintage

glossy 7.75 x 9.75 photo of Ripley playing handball, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Packey O’Gatty, with all good wishes! Ripley ‘Believe It Or Not’.” In good to very good condition, with scattered creasing, edge tears (a couple extending into signature and inscription), missing three corner tips, and surface impressions. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

707. Norman Rockwell. Color magazine

page bearing Rockwell’s work entitled ‘The Christmas Coach,’ 10.25 x 13.5, signed and inscribed across the bottom, “My best wishes to Mrs. Natila Jones, sincerely Norman Rockwell.” In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and edge wear. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“Most commercial aurogiros [sic] were now in the hands of persons exploiting them as circus craft, and that as soon as they got into the hands of people who were seriously looking for an extra-safe flying machine, the crackups would probably decrease” 705. Ernie Pyle. Pulitzer Prize–winning American journalist (1900–1945), best known for his

wartime columns about ordinary GIs, who was killed during the Okinawa Campaign. TLS signed “Ernie,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Washington Daily News letterhead, September 7, 1931. Pyle writes, in full: “Here is some good news for you and Jim, as well as me too. I just received a letter from C. B. Allen, saying that he had just gotten back from his vacation and obtained the information I sent him on the autogiro crackups. He said that he thought they would not do anything further about the matter—meaning apparently that they weren’t going to run the story they contemplated. I don’t know whether you or Jim have seen him in the meantime or not. He said he was going to recommend an editorial to the general effect that most commercial aurogiros [sic] were now in the hands of persons exploiting them as circus craft, and that as soon as they got into the hands of people who were seriously looking for an extra-safe flying machine, the crackups would probably decrease. I am glad the thing has finally turned out as it has. Did you get my letter, in response to your write, giving the list of crackups?” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, moderate toning, some tears along the edges, a small area of paper loss towards the top right corner, and a staple and staple mark to the same corner, with rust from the staple having bled to form a circular halo around the area. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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708. Norman Rockwell. Felt tip signature,

“Norman Rockwell,” on a white slip. Double matted with a color print of Rockwell’s ‘Stockbridge In Springtime’ to an overall size of 36 x 22. In fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

709. Christina Rossetti. Brit-

ish poet (1830-1894) who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children’s poems. ALS signed “Christina G. Rossetti,” one page, 4.5 x 7, October 27, 1892. Rossetti gives composer H. Orsmond Anderton permission to use one of her poems in his own songbook. In full: “I am very pleased to place the lines you bespeak at your disposal. It happens that you need not (in instance) applied to Messrs. Macmillan, as the text of ‘Sing Song’ is exclusively my own. I should like to see ‘Children’s Songs’ should you find a spare copy.” Accompanied by photocopies of Rossetti’s work entitled Boats in Anderton’s book. In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one through middle initial of signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

710. Nelly Sachs.

Poet and playwright (1891–1970) who fled from Nazi Germany in 1940 and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966. ALS in German, on the correspondence side of a photo postcard of Lapland, 5.75 x 4, no date. Untranslated letter to Dr. Werner Klingberg. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and edge curling. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

711. Carl Sandburg.

Signed book: Remembrance Rock. First regular edition. NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1948. Hardcover, 6 x 8.5, 1067 pages. Signed in fountain on the first free end page, “Carl Sandburg.” Slight separation of the second free end page along the top of the hinge and scuffing to the boards, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“And the night came with great quiet. And there was rest. The prairie years, the war years, were over” 712. Carl Sandburg.

AQS on an off-white 4.25 x 4 sheet. Sandburg pens a quote from his book, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years & The War Years. In full: “And the night came with great quiet. And there was rest. The prairie years, the war years, were over.’ May 4, 1865,” and signed at the conclusion by Sandburg. Triple matted and framed with an image of Lincoln and Sandburg to an overall size of 18.5 x 19.5. In fine condition. A powerful quote from his Pulitzer Prize winning biography. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

713. Carl Sandburg.

Signed book: Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg. First edition. NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1926. Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.75, 289 pages. Signed and inscribed in ink on the reverse of the half-title page, “Milford Stern, with respect and good wishes, Carl Sandburg,” with an ink notation below, apparently in another hand, “October 14, 1927, At Alam C. Hamer’s Studio.” In very good condition, with mild to moderate toning to the opening pages, with a heavier block of toning running the length of the hinge between the first two pages, and uniform toning throughout, loose, but intact hinge, and mild wear and a few small areas of surface loss to the cover. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

714. Victorien Sardou. French

dramatist (1831–1908) who wrote several plays that were made into popular 19th-century operas such as La Tosca. ALS in French, signed “Vict Sardou,” one page, 4.5 x 7, black-bordered letterhead, August 27, 1885. Untranslated letter to an unidentified gentleman. In fine condition, with pencil notation to top edge and a central vertical fold. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“Am now bringing through a rather heavy book that on publication will have only the minor certainty that it will harm none of the great human causes you support” 715. Carl Sandburg. TLS, one page, 7.5 x 9.5, Connemara

Farms, Flat Rock, N. C. letterhead, December 2, 1947. In a letter to his friend, Mr. Garrison, Sandburg writes, in full: “Thank you for so kindly and remembering a letter. It is the kind of letter I will keep to read when I feel particularly useless. As it happens, the chances are that on February 12 I will be on the west coast and can’t share in your event. Am now bringing through a rather heavy book that on publication will have only the minor certainty that it will harm none of the great human causes you support. It is good to have you located and come next spring I hope to seek you out in New York.” Cloth-matted and framed, with a photo of Sandburg and two descriptive plaques, one referring to “a rather heavy book, this work, Remembrance Rack, (1948), was his only fictional piece, which exceeded one thousand pages,” to an overall size of 20 x 29.5. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one passing precisely through the space between the first and second letter of the last name, and a stamped date at the top right corner. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

The secret to Sargent’s success 716. John Singer Sargent. Distinguished American-born artist (1856 –1925) who spent most of his career as an expatriate in Europe. While he painted a variety of subjects in various media, his fame rests primarily on his evocative, penetrating society portraits. Six signed images of Sargent’s work, ranging in size from 9.25 x 5.5 to 10 x 13.5, one affixed to a cardstock mount and another matted, each signed in ink or pencil, “John S. Sargent.” In good to very good condition, with scattered moderate toning, foxing, and silvering to the darker areas of some images. Also included is an unsigned original 5.5 x 13 photograph of his most famous painting of Isabella Stewart Gardner, annotated “Isabella” in an unknown hand (in good condition, faded, and with areas of staining affecting appearance), matted with a more modern reproduction of the same image to an overall size of 14.25 x 15.75. This selection of photographs of preliminary sketches provides a rough blueprint of the technique Sargent stressed most fervently: “You can’t do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep everything and keep your curiosity fresh.″ Primarily known for his stunning portrait work, Sargent enjoyed a wildly successful career of capturing the essence and personalities of his subjects, including the more notable Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. His preparation for an oil painting consisted of a multitude of sketches, and spent much time focusing on a particular area of the subject, for instance, ″If you work on a head for a week without indicating the features, you will have learned something about the modeling of the head.” This type of dedication to, and mastery of, his subject matter led to the evolution of one of the most praised portrait artists of the 20th century, leaving behind a body of nearly 900 oil paintings, over 2,000 watercolors, and a plethora of sketches and charcoal drawings. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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717. William Saroyan. Signed book: A

Native American. Limited edition first edition, 450 copies. San Francisco: George Fields, 1938. Hardcover, 7.25 x 10.75. Signed on the limitations page in ink, “William Saroyan.” A uniform block of toning to the first two opening pages and to the text block, slightly loose, but intact hinge, and some light rubbing to the front cover, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

718. Sir Walter Scott.

720. Maurice Sendak. Color

13 x 17 lithograph entitled ‘Sleep, Sleep, Beauty Bright,’ signed in the lower border in black ink. Framed to an overall size of 14 x 18. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scottish novelist and poet (1771–1832) best known for such classics as Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and Waverley. ALS, one page, 7.25 x 9, July 30, 1829. Letter to William L. Muly, in Scott’s difficult to decipher hand, looking forward to a meeting with several others. Second page bears an address panel in Scott’s hand. In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, slight paper loss to hinge, scattered toning and soiling, and a pencil notation to bottom. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Sendak adorns a first edition of King Grisly-Beard with a rare and desirable sketch 719. Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac. French artist (1884–1974).

Catalog for the Musee de L’Annonciade at Saint-Tropez, published in 1959, 10 x 12.5, signed and inscribed on the inside front cover, in French, (translated): “For Vanessa Bell, affectionate remembrance of her old friend, Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, February 1960.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling to covers, fragile binding, separated front hinge, and light wear and surface loss to binding. Painter Vanessa Bell was Virginia Woolf’s sister. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

721. Maurice Sendak. Signed book: King Grisly-Beard. First edition. NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1973. Hardcover, 6 x 9. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To Sidney, April 75, Maurice Sendak,” adding a full-length sketch of one of the story’s characters. In fine condition. Any artwork from Sendak is quite uncommon. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Through this fantastically insightful collection of letters, Seuss delivers a completely unique sketch, a glimpse into the beginning of The Cat in the Hat’s television break, and a crucial decision that proves to mold the world of children’s literature “Rightly or wrongly, we decided not to teach, but rather to supplement the work of teachers...” 722. Dr. Seuss. Three remarkable letters

from Dr. Seuss, one ALS and two TLSs, all written to the wife of a Texas doctor during the spring and summer of 1972. ALS, signed in red artist’s pencil, “Dr. S.,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Dr. Seuss letterhead, dated May 18, 1972. In the upper left of the page, Seuss has drawn a pencil, ink, and crayon sketch of the Cat in the Hat wearing a surgical mask and cap. Seuss writes, in full: “Your amazing box of unexpected goodies arrived just an hour ago! You’d be surprised how you’ve changed the appearance of the cat-in-the-hat, who is now in surgery, wearing both appurtenances. You’d also be surprised to see how much happier my studio looks with precious cat, Anna, perched high on the book case radiating warmth (and a slight confusion on being suddenly in a new home). The only present I haven’t yet sampled is the tape recording. And for two silly reasons: 1. My recorder is away being fixed. 2. In twenty minutes I’m rushing out of here to catch a plane for Hollywood, for a week’s work on my new T.V. Special…thence to Yugoslavia to show my last two pictured behind the iron curtain. Then onward, east. So, I’ll have to forgo the pleasure of the tape until I return…some time in August. Honestly, I don’t know why you’re so generous and so good to me! Thank you! (And I’d thank you in a thousand more words if I didn’t have to finish my last minute packing.) You’re truly lovely people!” TLS, signed “Dr. Seuss,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, Beginner Books letterhead, dated August

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28, 1972. Seuss responds to an inquiry about his stories being used more to teach. In part: “I agree with you entirely about the great importance of Phonics in teaching kids to read…And the inclusion of two ‘Instructions to Parents’ pages could also help any parent who is trying to teach his child to read and recognize punctuation marks. However, more than ten years ago, when Beginner Books was founded, the founders went through a long soul-searching period, during which we established our publishing philosophy. We discussed…Just how far should we get involved with actual teaching? And we finally came to the following conclusion: We should not involve ourselves with teaching at all. Rightly or wrongly, we decided not to teach, but rather to supplement the work of teachers. Since then, we feel that Beginner Books has served its purpose of giving kids books that kids want to read and will enjoy reading, after the basics of reading have been taught to them by others.” The third letter is a short TLS, signed “T. S. Geisel,” one page, 7 x 10, Dr. Seuss letterhead, dated April 25, 1972, sending thanks for the woman’s first letter. In fine condition, with signature a bit cramped due to space. The remaining two letters show a bit more wear, with toned front page to longer TLS, staple holes to both pages, and creasing through signature of last letter, as well as some scattered toning, otherwise fine condition. Each of Seuss’s letters are accompanied by their original mailing envelopes, and also accompanied by photocopies of the woman’s correspondence with Seuss.

Featuring a one-of-kind sketch of Seuss’ beloved Cat in the Hat, tailored to recipients “Mrs. Dr. T. and Dr. T.,” the author’s first letter makes mention of him “rushing out of here to catch a plane for Hollywood, for a week’s work on my new T.V. Special.” His favorite cat had already premiered in his own animated television special, The Cat in the Hat, in March of 1971, and Seuss was jet-setting to L. A. to oversee the production of the follow-up, Dr. Seuss on the Loose, which aired on October 15, 1972. The show featured animated adaptations of other Seuss children’s stories, including The Sneetches, The Zax, and Green Eggs and Ham. Not only was Seuss busy with bringing his literary creation to life for media, but Beginner Books was also thriving. Their decision not to teach, but rather create supplemental tools for teachers, proved even more valuable; in 1954, Life magazine published an article regarding the illiteracy of school children, and compiled a list of 348 words that were deemed significant for first-graders to comprehend. They challenged Geisel to write a book using 250 of the words listed, and the result was the children’s classic, The Cat in the Hat. Coupled with an unparalleled imaginative element, bold colors, and verse rhythms, Geisel hand-delivered the literary world to young children, creating generations upon generations of avid readers. These letters create a vivid picture of the everevolving career and journey of a visionary, from his jump to television to his dedication to providing a vast library of imagination and literary stepping stones to an adolescent population in need. An exemplar collection brimming with insight and energy. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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727. Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Author of Yiddish short stories, plays, and novels (1902–1991) and the 1978 Nobel Laureate for literature. ALS signed “Isaac B. Singer,” one page, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, October 24, 1964. Letter regarding an upcoming book signing. In part: “March 3 is fine. The $150 fee still stands and I will be glad to autograph books. Please let me know if your community accepts.” Central horizontal fold and scattered light toning, including some over signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

723. Dr. Seuss. Glossy 5 x 7 close-up photo, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt tip “With best wishes to Mark Vardakis—Dr. Seuss.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

Whimsical original Seuss sketch of ‘one fish’

724. Dr. Seuss. Origi-

nal ink and crayon sketch of an orange fish with oxygen bubbles on a First Day Cover, signed and inscribed, “for Sean brother…Dr. Seuss.” In fine condition. A bright and playful drawing from the man whose name remains synonymous with color and imagination. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

728. Betty Smith. Au-

thor of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1896–1972). Vintage fountain pen signature, “My regards, Betty Smith, July 29, 1945,” adding “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” along the left edge, on an off-white 5.25 x 4 card with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn motif. In fine condition, with mounting remnants to reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

725. George Bernard Shaw. Crisp

vintage fountain pen signature, “G. Bernard Shaw,” on a light salmon 5 x 3 album page. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Rare sketch of Maigret and his pipe 726. Georges Simenon. Belgian author (1903–1989) best known for his Inspector Maigret detective novels. Original signed felt tip sketch, drawn sideways, of Inspector Maigret on a 5.75 x 4.25 card, signed below, “J. Maigret.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

729. Wole Soyinka. Nigerian writer (born 1934) who won the Nobel

Prize in Literature in 1986. TLS, one page, 7.5 x 10, University of Ife letterhead, April 13, 1985. Brief letter to an admirer. In full: “It is highly unlikely that I shall be here in June—at least for most of it. However, do check when you pass through Nigeria, just in case.” Horizontal fold passing through signature, block of toning over text and signature, and a few creases, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“My country ‘tis of thee/Sweet land of liberty/Of thee I sing” 730. Samuel Francis Smith. Boston-born Baptist minister and academic (1808–1895) best known as the lyricist of ‘America’ (’My Country ’Tis of Thee’), written while he was a student at Andover Theological Seminary. AQS on two 4 x 7 lightly-lined off-white sheets, signed at the bottom, “S. F. Smith, Written in 1832, Dec. 2, 1891.” Smith pens all four stanzas of ‘America,’ in full: “My country ‘tis of thee/Sweet land of liberty/Of thee I sing/ Land where my fathers died/Land of the pilgrim’s pride/ From every mountain side/Let freedom ring/My native country thee/Land of the noble free/Thy name I love/I love thy rocks and rills/Thy woods and templed hills/My heart with rapture thrills/Like that above/ Let music swell the breeze/And ring from all the trees/Sweet freedom’s song/ Let mortal tongues awake/Let all that breathe partake/Let rocks their silence break/The sound prolong/Our fathers’ God to Thee/Author of liberty/To Thee we sing/Long may our land be bright/With freedom’s holy light/Protect us by Thy might/Great God our King,” signed at the bottom, “S. F. Smith, Written in 1832, Oct. 14, 1891.” A central vertical fold, scattered light rippling and uniform toning, otherwise fine condition. Still as moving and pertinent today as it was in 1832, these beautifully penned words are exceedingly rare and highly-desirable. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

731. Madame de Stael. Anne

Louise Germaine de Stael-Holstein (1766–1817), known as Madame de Stael, was a Swiss author who lived in Paris among various other locations abroad, and played an integral part in directing the literary tastes of Europeans at the turn of the 19th century. Rare ALS, in English, signed “A Necker de Stael Holstein,” one page, 4.5 x 7.5, no date. Letter of thanks to Reverend Bowles. In full: “Thousand thanks for your kindness, my dear sir, If I hear an anthem I’ll pray for you, poetry and religion are reunited in you, as they must be always.” Stael also adds a brief unsigned postscript at the bottom. Partial second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. In very good condition, with horizontal folds, scattered creases, missing top of second integral page, and moderate toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

732. John Steinbeck. Crisp

vintage fountain pen signature, “John Steinbeck,” on an off-white 3 x 2 card. In fine condition, with a trivial horizontal crease below the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Steinbeck signs a copy of his classic, Of Mice and Men 733. John Steinbeck. Signed book: Of Mice and Men.

Later printing. Stockholm: Zephyr Books, 1945. Softcover with dustjacket, 5 x 7.25, 186 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black ink. In fine condition, with some mild toning to edge of pages and some small tears and creases to dustjacket. A most desirable signed title. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Supervielle pens an original lyrical poem 734. Jules Supervielle. Uruguay-born

French poet and writer (1884–1960) who was staunchly averted to the Surrealist movement of automatic writing and following the inclinations of the unconscious, opting for a less radical approach to poetry and the great unknown. Lengthy handwritten poem, in French, entitled “Chanson pour Laurence Paseyro,” on two 8.5 x 11 pages. Supervielle writes 60 lines in total, signing at the conclusion. In fine condition, with central horizontal fold and rusty paperclip marks and impressions to edges of both pages. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

736. Frank Swinnerton. English novelist,

critic, biographer and essayist (1884-1982). ALS, one page both sides, 4.25 x 7, Old Tokefield, Cranleigh, Surrey letterhead, May 31, 1954. Letter to Mr. Green. In part: “I had a pencil note from Mrs. Pauline Smith this morning. She is so ill that I think it would not be kind to bother her about letters from Arnold Bennett. If she recovers, which seems extremely doubtful as her heart is under great strain, I will ask her on your behalf if she has anything for you. She will not have letters, because I believe it was a consideration of their correspondence that the letters should be destroyed when read…Thank you very much for your further praise of my introduction and your kind remarks about my handwriting. I have lived with this writing for so long and seen so much of it…that I am heartily sick of its appearance.” In fine condition, with a staple hole to top left corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

735. Jacqueline Susann. American novelist and actress

(1918–1974) best known for her epic roman a clef success, Valley of the Dolls. ALS signed “Jackie Susann,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 11 x 8.5, Hyde Park letterhead, March 1949. In a letter to Eleanor, Susann writes, with grammar retained, in part: “Don’t drop dead—this is really a letter out of the blue—but I am here resting & it’s the first time I’ve had a moment free—and I’ve often thought about you & your folks—so I figured it might be nice to say hello. How are you—and what are you doing? As you probably know I have a divine baby boy—he’s two—his name is Guy. I’ve gotten a week off between television shows, so I flew down here. And the other night I walked into a nightclub & who do you think I saw—Herman Robinson! Remember him? And just before I left N. Y. I was standing in a restaurant kibitzing with some people & a rather beat up looking girl walked over & said, ‘Hello Jackie—remember me?’ And Eleanor—it was June Knight! It really took me back—I’m leaving here in a few days, I have a television show in N. Y. Saturday and one on Monday. If you get near a set—it is the Morey Amsterdam Show…I live at the Navaro Hotel—112 Central Park South—and I would adore seeing you. This is not a ‘Hollywood invitation.’ I really mean it. Why don’t you come over some day—we’ll see a show & hash over old times & I want you to see my baby. Hows about it?” In fine condition, with scattered creasing and a faint, numeric pencil notation in another hand. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Susann’s hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

737. Alfred Lord Tennyson. Ink signature, “A. Tennyson, July 17th, 1848,” on a light pink 2.25 x 2 card. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned original carte-de-visite portrait of Tennyson by the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 738. Albion W. Tourgee.

Author and politician who, under the pseudonym Henry Churton, wrote novels about his experiences during Reconstruction. ALS, one page, 4.75 x 6, September 9, 1891. Tourgee declines a meeting invitation. In part: “I regret to inform you that there is no reasonable prospect of my being able to attend the meeting of the Army of the Cumberland.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, light overall haloing to text and signature, and staining along bottom edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“If I were a member of the Academie Goncourt Eugene Dabit would get my vote for the prize this year!” 739. Maurice de Vlaminck. French

artist (1876–1958) and a member of the Fauvists, his work is typically marked by bold colors and eccentric brushwork. ALS in French, signed “Vlaminck,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 6 x 7.5, La Tourilliere letterhead, October 18, 1931. Letter to novelist and painter Eugene Dabit. In part (translated): “I’ve read Hotel du Nord which I found human and lively…as I said to Lucien Descaves…if I were a member of the Academie Goncourt Eugene Dabit would get my vote for the prize this year! And believe me you know I have no self-interest in singing your praises. If one day you have the time and notion to come and see me, your visit will give me pleasure.” In fine condition, with central horizontal fold through portion of signature and mild toning. Novelist Lucien Descaves was a founding member of the Academie Goncourt. Dabit’s Hotel du Nord never won the Goncourt prize but did get the Prix du Roman Populiste. The classic movie Hotel du Nord appeared in 1938. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

742. Andy Warhol.

Color 22.75 x 35 print entitled ‘Levi’s 501 Jeans,’ signed in the lower border in black felt tip. Rolled and in fine condition, with a few small edge tears and creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

743. Andy Warhol. In-person ink signature and inscription, “To Joe, Andy Warhol,” on a 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

740. Kurt Vonnegut. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Vonnegut holding a cigarette, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

744. Andy Warhol. Color 6.25 x 8.25 cardstock photo of Warhol’s work entitled ‘Portrait of Jamie,’ signed in the lower border in black felt tip. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

745. H. G. Wells.

741. Andy Warhol. Signed book: Warhol. First edition. NY: Abbeville Press, 1983. Softcover, 8.5 x 11, 128 pages. Signed in black felt tip on an opening page bearing an image of his Endangered Species: Siberian Tiger work. In fine condition, with scattered light wear and surface marks to covers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Vintage ink signature, “H. G. Wells,” on an off-white 4 x 2 card. Scattered light soiling and rubbing, mounting remnants to the reverse, and a trimmed top edge, none of which detract from Wells’ expressive and unique signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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749. John Greenleaf Whittier. ALS signed “John G. Whit-

746. Eudora Welty. DS, one

page, 8.5 x 11, August 18, 1967. Agreement between Doubleday and Company and Welty for the reprinting of her story The Demonstrators, in “the volume Prize Stories 1968: The O. Henry Awards.” Signed at the bottom by Welty granting permission. Staple hole to top left, and a vertical fold along left edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“This answer learned I at my mother’s knee: ‘All is of God that is, or is to be’”

tier,” one page, 4.5 x 7, April 26, 1885. Whittier sends thanks for a memorial dedication, in full: “Thy note informing me of the proposed planting of a tree in my honor by the pupils of the Dayton Street School has been received. I am grateful for this compliment. I am glad to have a green memorial of myself in your beautiful city.” In fine condition, with light toning and a small spot of soiling. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Whittier’s hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

747. John Greenleaf Whittier. AQS, signed

“John G. Whittier,” on a 4.75 x 3.5 sheet of graph-like paper, dated Amesbury, 13th 4mo, 1875. In full, “This answer learned I at my mother’s knee: ‘All is of God that is, or is to be, And God is good.’ Let this suffice us still, Resting with child like trust upon his will. Who moves to His great ends unthwarted by the ill.” In very good condition, with mild rippling and foxing, and toning and creasing to corners from mounting remnants on reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

750. Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright-designed business check for

the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, 8 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Wright, payable to Richard Salter for $16.97, August 14, 1947. In very good condition, with central vertical fold affecting first letter of signature, cancellation holes to body, and toning and slight paper loss to top edge from old tape. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

On one of his personal visiting cards, Zola allows for two admissions to the Belly of Paris 751. Emile Zola. Pro-

748. John Greenleaf Whittier. ALS signed “John G. Whittier,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.5 x 4.5, April 1, 1886. In a brief letter of thanks for reading material, in part: “I am near the end of life here—in my 79th year—and writing is a painful effort, but I could not resist telling thee of the pleasure thy letter has given me.” In very good condition, with a vertical crease along the right edge, passing through a single letter of the last name of the signature, toning, the ink lighter due to aging, and a few darker ink blots. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Whittier’s hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

lific French journalist, novelist, and activist (1840–1902) best known as one of the leading figures of naturalism and for his inflammatory 1898 open letter, ‘J’Accuse!,’ which exposed the anti-Semitism of the French press and government in the infamous Dreyfus Affair. ANS in French, on the front of one of Zola’s 3.5 x 2 personal visiting card, no date. Brief note on his personal visiting card. In full (translated): “Final dress rehearsal for the ‘Ventre de Paris [Belly of Paris].’ Two admissions.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials and methods and men —man is possession of his Earth”

752. Frank Lloyd Wright. Signed book: Wendingen. Frank Lloyd Wright. Netherlands: C. A. Mees, 1925. Hardcover, 13 x 13, 164 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page, “Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials and methods and men—man is possession of his Earth, To William Crandall—yrs, Frank Lloyd Wright,” and signed again on the reverse of the title page which bears a full-page image of Wright, “Frank Lloyd Wright.” In fine condition, with some light contrast to ends of both signatures. An amazing twice-signed edition teeming with reproduced architectural plans of Wright’s best known creations to that time. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

753. Frank Lloyd Wright.

Signed book: An American Architecture. First edition. NY: Horizon Press, 1955. Hardcover, 9.25 x 12.5, 269 pages. Signed and inscribed on the top right corner of the first free end page, “To Ned Englyln, Frank Lloyd Wright 56.” In good to very good condition, with light toning to signed page, cracking along front hinge, mild toning to both pastedowns and fore-edges, moderate wear, a couple of stains, and light soiling to covers, and wear to head and tail of spine, as well as frayed partial separations. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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comic art & animation 754. Archie: Montana and Goldberg. Two items: original pencil

sketch of Archie, 8 x 7.25, featuring Archie holding papers, scratching his head and exclaiming, “Wow! This guy Larry sure write [sic] a long letter!!,” signed in pencil just below the sketch, “Stan G.,” affixed to personal letterhead and matted to an overall size of 9 x 12; and a magazine page featuring the header of an Archie comic and a printed photo of artist, Bob Montana, 8 x 6, signed and inscribed in pencil, “Best Wishes to Larry White, from Bob Montana,” affixed to a slightly larger board, with a printed sketch of Archie, to an overall size of 14 x 7.5. In very good condition, with light toning to the sketch, and uniform toning, scattered foxing, multiple pieces of tape, one of which affects the first letter of the last name, and a small area of white out. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

755. Joe Barbera. Original signed felt tip sketch of Jerry Mouse, signed and inscribed, “To Sarah, Joe Barbera & Jerry Mouse,” on an off-white 4.25 x 4.75 sheet. In fine condition, with light creasing. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

756. Mel Blanc. Color 8 x 10

cardstock photo of Blanc surrounded by his animated pals, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “Eh—What’s up, Ervin? Daffy Duck & Gang, Mel Blanc 8-3187.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

759. Jon D’Agostino. Italian-American comic-book artist (1929–2010) and creator of Archie Comics. He also worked under the pseudonym Johnny Dee, providing the letters for the landmark Marvel Comics offering, The Amazing Spiderman #1. Original signed ink sketch of Veronica, “Greetings From Veronica, Jon D’Agostino, 3–27–92,” on an orange 3 x 5 card. In fine condition, with trivial creasing towards the top right corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

760. Disney Voices. Color limited edition lithograph entitled ‘Arriving in Style.’ One of 795 ever produced, cut down to a size of 27 x 12. Four Disney character voice artists plus the artist of the lithograph signed in black felt tip pen, Wayne Allwine (the third voice of Mickey Mouse from 1977 until his death in 2009), Russi Taylor (Minnie Mouse), Tony Anselmo (Donald Duck), Bill Farmer (Goofy and Pluto) and Manny Hernandez (artist). Mounted and double matted to an overall size of 32 x 15.5. In fine condition. Rare to get these four Disney major character signatures on one piece. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

758. Comic Art. Eighteen items: 17 original comic strips, sketches, and a signature, ranging in size from 11 x 8.5 to 17 x 11.25, each signed and inscribed in ink or pencil by the respective artist. Signers are: Jim Davis, Marcus Hamilton, Pete Hoffman, Lynn Johnston (3), Jerry Buckley (2), Irwin Hasen, Murray Olderman, Chris Browne, Bil Keane (2), Adri Heisman, Dan DeCarlo (not ins), Carl Ed, and one other; and a signed comic book, Graduation: A Time for Change, signed and inscribed on the title page, “for Larry White—on a snowy day in Canada! Lynn Johnston, Jan 2, 2002!” In very good condition, with scattered toning, soiling, rubbing, and pieces of tape. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) Comic Art & Animation 159


761. Walt Disney. Signed book:

Vanishing Prairie. First edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1955. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9, 124 pages. Signed on the half-title page in brown artist’s pencil. In very good condition, with uniform mild toning to all pages, light wear to head and tail, owner’s name on page opposite signature, owner’s name on both inside flaps of dustjacket, and scattered moderate staining, wear, creasing, and edge loss to dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Exceptional six-character cel from the heartwarming Academy Award winning Ugly Duckling 762. Walt Disney. Vibrant original hand-painted color cel set-up with six-character cel paintings used in Disney’s 1939 Academy Award winning production of The Ugly Duckling. The cel has been trimmed to the outline of the figures, as was customary when being prepared for presentation, and is set against what appears to be the original color background. The 9.5 x 8 cel depicts the ostracized duckling being shunned and is housed in its original cream 16.5 x 16.25 mat. Signed and inscribed on the mat in blue artist pencil, “To Johnnie Parsons, My Best, Walt Disney.” The original Courvoisier Galleries certificate of authenticity for the painting is affixed to the reverse and reads in part, “This is an original painting on celluloid, actually used in the Walt Disney Production of THE UGLY DUCKLING. It is one of a select few that have been released to art collectors. The remainder has been destroyed. Copyright 1938.” In very good to fine condition, with slight rippling and curling to figures, several dark stains to the upper right corner of the mat, and scattered lighter staining, mild toning to edges from previous display. A charming display from the film which happened to be the last entry in the Silly Symphony series. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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763. Walt Disney. Fantasia

soundtrack album signed and inscribed in blue crayon on the first page of the integral 24-page booklet, “To Paul, with best wishes, Walt Disney.” In fine condition, with partial horizontal edge separations to front cover, a small ding to back cover, and some light surface loss and rubbing to spine. The record is included. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Walt signs his 1959 guide to Disneyland 764. Walt Disney. Walt Disney’s Guide to Disneyland from 1959, 11.5 x 8, signed at an angle, partially upside down, on the front cover in blue ballpoint. Professionally and archivally double suede matted and framed with UV glass in a carved wood frame, with a small plaque bearing a quote from Disney, to an overall size of 22 x 18.5. The full Disneyland guide is intact. In fine condition, with some scattered light wear and soiling to cover. Quite a large signature on a desirable fully intact early Disneyland guidebook. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

766. Disney: Adriana Caselotti. Two differ-

765. Walt Disney. Fountain pen signature, “Walter E. Disney,” on an off-white 4 x 1 slip. In fine condition, with a closely trimmed top edge and show-through from adhesive remnants on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ent color glossy 8 x 10 photos of Snow White, each signed in blue felt tip, “Voice of Snow White, Adriana Caselotti”; and a felt tip signature, “Snow White, Adriana Caselotti,” on a colorful sheet of Snow White letterhead. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Disney humbly nods at the suggestion of a Nobel prize 767. Walt Disney. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letter-

head, May 28, 1963. Letter to thanks to Francois Prince Radziwill, the Comte de ‘Oppersdorff. In full: “I am sincerely flattered that you should think I deserve the Nobel Award and I am honored that you put forth such efforts in my behalf. Please allow me to express my warmest thanks for this highest of praise and my best wishes to you and yours.” Mild toning to right side, lightly affecting portion of signature, paperclip impression to top edge, and an extra horizontal fold along bottom, otherwise fine condition. The Radziwill family is a noble and wealthy family of Lithuanian origin. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

768.

Disney: Jones and Carroll.

Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Jiminy Cricket standing on Pinocchio’s foot, signed in black felt tip, “Keep Smiling, Eddie Carroll and Jiminy’s voice,” and in blue felt tip, “Best wishes and a hi diddle dee dee, from ‘Dickie’ Jones, The Voice of Pinocchio.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

769. Disney: Jerry Orbach. Original signed ballpoint sketch of Lumiere on a white 6.75 x 10.5 card, signed, “Best Always, Jerry Orbach,” below the sketch, and a small color sticker of Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast affixed to the right of the sketch. In fine condition, with a few light creases and some trivial surface loss along the top edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

770. Pete Docter. Original signed felt tip sketch of Buzz Lightyear on a 8.5 x 11 card, signed “Hello Space Ranger! Pete Docter.” In fine condition, with some trivial creasing at the edges. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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“So...since we are quoting Milt Gross...‘if your number aint up...don’t esk’” 771. Will Eisner. TLS signed

“Will,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Will Eisner Studios, Inc. letterhead, January 31, 1994. Responding to a fan, Eisner writes, in full: “Thanks for the nice, schmoozy letter. Your friendly birthday mozzeltova and all the interesting addenda. Like many people struggling to make a little sense out of living the Kaballa remains a mystery, which even if I understood would leave me with the practical problem of how to employ it. So…since we are quoting Milt Gross…’if your number aint up…don’t esk,’” adding an original pencil and watercolor sketch of the Spirit below, with the thought bubble, “So who is counting?” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and light soiling over the text from the sketch. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

772. Friz Freleng. Color 7.5 x 10 cardstock Gallery Lainzberg advertisement for a vast array of Freleng’s artwork, signed and inscribed in red felt tip, “Best to Barbara, Friz Freleng.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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777. Illustrators. Thirteen ink prints, 11 limited edition, all 16 x 12 or 12 x 16, each signed in ink or pencil by the respective illustrator. Signers are: Johnny Hart, Wallace Wood (2), Jerry Robinson, Barry Windsor-Smith, Neal Adams, Selby Kelly, Burne Hogarth, Milton Caniff, John Severin, Al Williamson, Michael Wm. Kaluta, and Jeffrey Jones. In fine condition. Accompanied by two unsigned prints. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

773. Matt Groening. Original signed felt

tip sketch of Bart Simpson on an off-white semi-glossy 8.5 x 11 sheet. In fine condition, with a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to lower corner. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

774. Matt Groening. Signed book:

778. Hank Ketcham.

Childhood Is Hell. First edition. NY: Random House, 1988. Softcover, 9 x 9. Signed on the inside front cover, “Matt Groening, 11/7/88,” adding a sketch of Bongo the Invincible above his signature. In fine condition, with some mild toning, light creasing and surface marks to covers, and a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to inside front cover. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Two items: original ink and felt tip sketch of Dennis the Menace on an off-white 4 x 6 card, signed and inscribed “Ya know what? Me an’ Jackson are the same age! Hank Ketcham 8-8-94,” and “xxx Dennis”; and a glossy 4 x 6 photo of Ketcham, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with scattered creases and a paperclip impression to photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

775. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. Color glossy 10 x 8 photo

779. Hank Ketcham. Original signed felt tip sketch of Dennis the Menace on an off-white 4.5 x 6 card, signed “Hank Ketcham 9-6-91.” Double matted and framed to an overall size of 9 x 10. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

of Magilla Gorilla and Mr. Peebles, signed in black felt tip by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Rare hand-drawn panels depicting Seuss’s beloved green villain 776. How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Unique original hand-drawn storyboard sketch from the animated classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, comprised of three individual 6.25 x 5.75 panels in pencil on a printed sheet with the legend “M.G.M. Animation/Visual Arts.” Story depicts the Grinch pulling the string on a toy doll, much to the doll’s dismay. Matted with a silver plaque to an overall size of 24 x 10.5. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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781. Walter Lantz.

Limited edition handpainted baseballthemed animation cel featuring Woody Woodpecker, #44/200,16.5 x 13.5, set against a pre-printed color background, signed in black felt tip by Lantz. Print features an official Walter Lantz Productions gold seal, dated 1992. In fine condition, with minor corner creasing and light surface rubbing. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

783. Stan Lee. Color glossy 10 x

8 photo of an elated Lee in front of a life-size Spider Man figure, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

784. Bill Mauldin. Pulitzer Prize– winning cartoonist (1921–2003) best known for his portrayals of enlisted men enduring the daily privations of military life during World War II. TLS, one page, 7 x 9, December 29, 1945. Brief letter to a wounded soldier. In full: “Thank you very much for your kind letter. Enclosed you will find the autograph you requested. Here’s to your speedy recovery.” At the bottom of the page, Mauldin adds an ink sketch of a bearded GI. In very good condition, with trimmed edges, intersecting folds, scattered toning from adhesive on reverse, and a clipped magazine photo affixed to lower left. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Beautiful hand-colored multicharacter McManus sketch 785. George McManus. Original vintage signed and inscribed ink and watercolor sketch of Jiggs flanked by Maggie and Nora on an off-white 4.5 x 6 card. In fine condition, with mounting remnants on reverse. Although McManus sketches can be found, color examples with more than one character are quite uncommon. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Colorful spread as Aquaman and Wonder Woman save the Flash...and mankind! 786. Alex Ross.

Original penciland-ink doublepage spread on a 27 x 19.5 piece of artist’s cardstock, signed in pencil “Alex Ross” at the lower left corner. The artwork, from pages 44-45 of Justice League: Liberty and Justice, features Aquaman carrying an unconscious Flash (in a radiation suit) from a Russian submarine as crewmen try to hamper his escape. The entire bottom right quarter of the spread shows a sexy Wonder Woman swinging down from her invisible jet to render assistance as Aquaman plans his next move. In fine condition, with a couple areas of light soiling and a few stray ink marks. A wonderful example of Super Hero justice. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

787. Shigeru Miyamoto. Japanese video

game designer, producer, and mastermind behind such Nintendo classics as Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and Star Fox. Three original sketches: one color pencil sketch on a 10.5 x 7.5 off-white cardstock sheet, signed in black felt tip, “Shigeru Miyamoto, 12.24.1996”; and two pencil sketches of Rex from the Spielberg film, A Dinosaur’s Story, on individual 6 x 4 off-white cards, each signed in black felt tip, “Best Wishes, Shigeru ‘We’re Back!’” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

788. Antonio Prohias. Original hand-inked five-panel Spy vs. Spy comic strip, on an off-white 16.75 x 24 sheet of artist’s cardstock. Strip depicts the white spy being tricked into taking a short cut across a chasm, only to be surprised by a bridge that isn’t what it appeared to be. Signed in the last panel, “A. Prohias.” Morse code along the bottom of the title panel reads, “By Prohias.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 20 x 28. In fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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789. Charles Schulz. TLS signed “Sparky,” one page, 6.25 x 7, personal notepaper bearing a printed Charlie Brown cartoon, September 22, 1965. Letter of thanks to a colleague. In full: “Thank you for the sketch of Frank Wing. I enjoyed seeing it, and I appreciate your thoughtfulness in taking the time to send it. Glad to see we are both working for the same paper.” In fine condition, with a small spot of toning to top. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 790. Charles Schulz. Signed

book: Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown. First e d i t i o n . N Y: Random House, 1979. Hardcover with dustjacket, 9.75 x 9.25, 160 pages. Signed in blue ballpoint on the half-title page, “Charles M. Schulz.” In fine condition, with a bit of light wear and toning to dustjacket. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“We shall all be keeping our fingers crossed for the Pulitzer Prize award” 791. Charles Schulz. TLS

signed “Charles M. Schulz,” one page, 6 x 7, illustrated personal letterhead, March 28, 1980. Schulz writes to Jean Lewis. In full: “The album arrived today, and I appreciate very much your thinking of me. As you suggested, we shall all be keeping our fingers crossed for the Pulitzer Prize award.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal mailing fold. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

792. Charles Schulz. Signed

book: Snoopy: Not Your Average Dog. Limited first edition of 2,000 copies (this copy No. 1106). San Francisco: Collins Publishers, 1996. Hardcover with slipcase, 9.25 x 9.25, 78 pages. Signed in black felt tip on a front blank. The original 3-D glasses that accompanied the book are included. In fine condition, with some light rubbing to covers and slipcase. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

793. Charles Schulz. Glossy 9 x 7 CBS promotional photo for Happy New Year Charlie Brown, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “For Karen, with every good wish—Charles M. Schulz.” In fine condition, with original promotional information affixed to reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

794. Charles Schulz. Color

glossy 10 x 8 photo of Charlie Brown looking at a tree growing from his pitcher’s mound, signed in black felt tip, “Charles M. Schulz.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

795. Charles Schulz.

Signed book: The Snoopy Festival. Later printing. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973. Hardcover with dustjacket, 9 x 11. Signed in black ballpoint on the first free end page, “Best wishes, Charles M. Schulz.” Price labels to inside flap, pencil notations to the signature page, and a loose, but intact hinge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

796. Charles Schulz. Color satin-finish 5 x 7 photo, signed in black felt tip, “Charles M. Schulz.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

797. Charles Schulz. Original ballpoint sketch of a seated Snoopy on the reverse of an off-white 3.5 x 4.25 bank slip dated 1979, signed “Schulz.” In very good condition, with light wrinkling, show-through from stamp on reverse, and close trimming to top and bottom edges slightly touching drawing and signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Original Schulz multi-character Peanuts artwork

798. Charles Schulz. Original hand-inked Peanuts artwork on an 11 x 7.5 piece of artist’s cardstock (the back of what was

to be a Peanuts daily). Schulz draws Charlie Brown holding several slices of bread, saying “We have three slices of enriched bread left so what kind of sandwiches would you like?,” with Lucy and Linus seated at a table, with Lucy saying, “I’ll have a three-decker club house sandwich…hold the mustard please!,” while a dejected Linus chimes in, “In that case, I’ll have a jelly sandwich…Hold the bread, please.” Signed under Charlie Brown’s image, “Schulz.” In fine condition, with small red ink notation to bottom, and three small tack holes to edges. A wonderful example with three main Peanuts characters, done for an advertising campaign for Butternut Bread. RRAuction COA.…(MB $300)

“Sparky” adds a huge full-length Snoopy sketch to his Peanuts Jubilee 799. Charles Schulz.

Signed book: Peanuts Jubilee. First edition. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975. Hardcover with dustjacket, 15.5 x 11.5, 222 pages. Signed and inscribed in black ballpoint on the half-title page, “For Sandra and Tom with friendship—Charles M. Schulz (Sparky),” with Schulz adding a large full-length image of Snoopy laying across the printed title, with a heart hovering over him. Some light pencil and ink notations to title page, gift presentation in another hand on the first free end page, and creasing, edge tears, and label remnant to dustjacket, otherwise fine condition. A superb presentation of one of Schulz’s most endearing characters. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Your article should be final, but perhaps this notorious practice will go on as long as the men who caused it live” 801. Franco Alfano. Italian composer and pianist (1875–1954). Alfano composed the classic Risurrezione and Puccini’s opera, Turandot. ALS in Italian, one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.75, personal letterhead, May 1, 1943. Alfano writes to his Maestro, lamenting the state of Italian opera and making veiled attacks on the Fascist government of Mussolini, retaining grammar and translated in part: “Your article should be final, but perhaps this notorious practice will go on as long as the men who caused it live. I am afraid, the composers—I shall say ‘wholesome’ wont want to write anymore operas for the theatre, considering the levelling…or worse. And then? After three plays a year, even when the success has proven full—Maybe a few young men will enlist again to assert themselves, and face the theatre, for then be later disgusted with it. But older people will castle more or less discontented. I would like to continue on this hot argument, but my mind isn’t in it dear maestro…just last month I lost my wife…and that means everything! I thank you for mentioning my name in your beautiful article…and I cordially shake your hand.” Doublematted and framed so both sides of the letter can be read, with a small replica of a program page from Turandot, an opera which Alfano completed based on Puccini’s sketches, and a head-shot of the composer, to an overall size of 17.75 x 15.25. Intersecting folds, light toning, and a small area of paper loss along the top horizontal fold, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

802. Marian Anderson. Pio-

neering African-American contralto (1897–1993) best remembered for her memorable 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her perform for a racially mixed audience at Constitution Hall. Program from Anderson’s Carnegie Hall concert on January 3 during the 1943–44 season, 7.5 x 10.25, 14 pages, signed on the front cover in fountain pen. Light handling wear, a bit of soiling to cover, and light contrast to portion of signature, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

803. Luigi Arditi. Italian vio-

linist, composer, and conductor (1822–1903) best known for such operas as I Briganti and Il Corsaro and the song ‘Il Bacio.’ Two AMQSs: AMQS on a cream 3.5 x 4.5 slip, approximately 15 measures of “Il Bacio” [The Kiss] signed “Luigi Arditi” and dated (in Italian) Brighton, January 1, 1903; and an AMQS on a 6.5 x 8 album page, two measures from his L’ingénue, signed “Luigi Arditi, Toronto, 30 Marzo 1889.” In fine condition, with horizontal fold to first quote, as well as some light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

“I took so much Laudanum that I finally fell asleep” 804. Hector Berlioz.

Influential French composer (1803–1869) of such repertory staples as the programmatic ‘Symphonie fantastique,’ the opera ‘Les Troyens,’ and the colorful ‘travelogue in tones’ Harold in Italy. ALS in French, signed “H. Berlioz,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, January 1, 1867. Letter to an unidentified recipient. In full (translated): “I’m sick and yesterday I was even more sick. You came several times. Thank you, thank you. I had ordered that no one be admitted. I took so much Laudanum that I finally fell asleep. My poor friend. Don’t be troubled. I think I’ll be able to go out the day after tomorrow.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, one passing through first initial and a uniform shade of light toning. Laudanam, also known as Tincture of Opium, played a large role in the Romantic movement, and even in Berlioz’s own Symphonie Fantastique in which the hero overdoses on it. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Who actually has the score for Opus 110?… Could you make a presentation copy of the ‘Fest -und- Gedensprüche’ for the Mayor?” 805. Johannes Brahms. ALS in German, signed “J. B.,” one page, 5.5 x 3.5, no date, but postmarked “Vienna, December 29, 1889.” Interesting letter to his publisher Fritz Simrock, mentioning several works. In full, “Who actually has the score for Opus 110? You haven’t sent it back to me, although I had asked you for it; I promised only voices to Spengel and Wüllner. Could you make a presentation copy of the ‘Fest -und- Gedensprüche’ for the Mayor? Of course you haven’t seen my [certificate of Honorary Citizenship], so no sample! Of course only Opus 109. However, I would not like for this one to appear alone, Opus 110 has to be there as well.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning, and a pencil notation to top right. Opus 109, the ‘Fest-und Gedenkspruche,’ three motets for double choir, were written in 1889 for the opening of the Hamburg Industrial Exhibition and dedicated to Dr. Carl Petersen, Mayor of Hamburg, Brahms’ native city. Opus 110, consisting of three additonal motets for choir, was also composed in 1889 and appeared in 1890.Wüllner and Spengel’s 1882 ‘Treatise on Choral Singing’ is still in print. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Bruch presents a quote from his violin concerto to a Romanian aristocrat

Gorgeously florid signature from the Italian tenor

806. Max Bruch. Ger-

man composer (18381920) who wrote over 200 works, one of which is a staple of the violin repertoire. AMQS on an off-white 7 x 4.5 sheet. Bruch pens seven bars that he identifies as “I. Violin concert (Op. 26),” and headed at the top, “Adagio.” Signed and inscribed at the bottom, “Max Bruch, Berlin, 17 Oct. 1892. Mme la Princesse Helene Bibesco.” Sheet is affixed to a 10.5 x 7 album page, with a large AMQS by Georges Mathias on the reverse, also inscribed to Princess Bibesco. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, and some light toning from adhesive. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

807. Maria Callas. Program from the

legendary 1957 Covent Garden production of Norma, 4.75 x 7.25, boldly signed on the front cover in fountain pen “Maria Meneghini Callas.” A touch of mild rubbing and handling wear, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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808. Enrico Caruso.

Spectacular vintage fountain pen signature, “Enrico Caruso, N. Y. 1914,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

809. Enrico Caruso.

Vintage 3.25 x 5.5 postcard photo, signed in fountain pen, “Enrico Caruso 1907.” In very good condition, with moderate silvering to some darker portions of image, not detracting from the large and bold signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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810. Pablo Casals Trio. Fountain pen sig-

814. Geraldine Farrar. Sophisticated

natures, “Pablo Casals,” “Jacques Thibaud,” and “Alfred Cortot,” on a light green 6.5 x 4 album page. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

811. Feodor Chaliapin. Renowned Russian opera singer (1873–1938) regarded as the foremost bass of his era. Dramatic vintage pearl-finish 7 x 9 head-and-shoulders photo, signed vertically in fountain pen, “F. Chaliapin, 1925.” A few surface creases, one affecting the facial area and another passing through half of the signature, a small area of surface loss at the bottom left corner, a tear to the top left corner, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 812. Francesco Cilea. Italian composer

(1866-1950) who is particularly known for his operas L’arlesiana and Adriana Lecouvreur. AMQS on an off-white 5 x 3 card. Cilea pens two bars of music from ‘Io son l’umile ancella,’ from his famous Adriana Lecouvreur. Signed at the bottom, “F. Cilea, Roma, 6.II 1939 XVII.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

813. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Pioneering and highly regarded Afro-British musician (1875–1912), known as the “Black Mahler,” who takes a place among the earliest black composers to work in a classical idiom. Scarce AMQS on the reverse of a handwritten quote of Gray’s Elegy, 8 x 6.5. Coleridge-Taylor pens three bars from ‘A Ballad in D Minor’ in pencil, signing below, “S. Coleridge-Taylor, Jan. 18, 1900.” Uniform toning, show-through from the writing on the reverse, and a rough right edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

vintage matte-finish 9.75 x 12 photo, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To James Pendleton, Very Sincere Greetings, Ger Farrar, 1930.” In fine condition, with light creasing, one of which slightly affects the facial area, and mild silvering to some of the darker areas of the image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“One of my 5 doctors has asked me not to go on a fast. All of you should dine for me” 815. Gaetano Donizetti.

Composer (1797–1848), born in Bergamo, Italy. He studied music at Bergamo and Bologna, and produced his first opera in 1818 at Venice. The work which carried his fame beyond Italy was Anna Bolena (1830), and he had several other successes, notably Lucia di Lammermoor (1835). Stricken by paralysis, he became mentally ill. ALS in Italian, signed “Donizetti,” one page, 7 x 8, no date. Letter to his friend, tenor and singing teacher Giovanni Marco Bordogni. In full (translated): “One of my 5 doctors has asked me not to go on a fast. All of you should dine for me, God knows how. I thank you 1000 times.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a couple small binder holes, and scattered light toning and soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

816. Cesar Franck. Composer and pianist (1822–1890) who drew to him a loyal and devoted circle of pupils and in 1871 won some official recognition as the nominated successor of Benoist as organ professor at the Conservatoire. ALS in French, one page, 4.5 x 7, no date. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In full (translated): “Don’t worry about our Saturday meeting. I shall be absent because of a sad occasion. However, if you could come at 9:30 we would rehearse the duet. If you can’t make it, no apologies are necessary. We shall meet a week from Sunday, and I ask that you please come to Madame Dauner’s home.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold and a uniform shade of mild toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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817. George Gershwin. Crisp personal check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Gershwin, payable to New York Telephone Company for $47.49, January 11, 1932. A central vertical fold, light toning, a faint paperclip impression towards the top left corner, and the expected cancellation holes which affect the first letters of the first and last name of the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

818. Amelita Galli-Curci.

Vintage sepia pearl-finish 7 x 9 half-length portrait, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Elinor H. Genthuer, Very Sincerely, Amelita Galli-Curci, 1924.” Some light surface marks along the edges, two small tears, and trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

819. Beniamino Gigli. Vintage 3.5

x 5.5 postcard photo, signed vertically in fountain pen, “Beniamino Gigli.” In fine condition, with an ink notation on the reverse in another hand. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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820. Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Gifted

pianist and composer (1829–1869) who was one of the first figures in American music to attain an international reputation. His colorful keyboard works, often inspired by the Creole music he heard in his Louisiana childhood, pioneered the use of ethnic source materials in American ‘classical’ music. AMQS on an offwhite 4.5 x 7.25 sheet. Gottschalk pens three bars of music and lyrics to ‘Slumber Song.’ Signed and inscribed underneath, “To Miss Granzer, with my best compliments, L. M. Gottschalk, Boston 1864.” In fine condition, with pencil notation to bottom edge and some scattered light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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821. Umberto Giordano. Ital-

825. Percy Grainger.

ian composer (1867–1948). Elegantly penned AMQS on a 5.5 x 3.5 haunting Teatro Alla Scala postcard. Giordano pens a blank bar of music, with three bars of music undnerneath to an unidentified work, signed below, “Umberto Giordano.” Matted with a small printed sketch of Giordano, to an overall size of 10 x 14.5. In very good condition, with moderate silvering to the darker areas of the image, and mild to moderate contrast to the musical quote and signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

822. Charles Gounod. French

composer (1818–1893) known for his opera, Faust, and for his composition of ‘Ave Marie.’ Beautifully penned ALS in French, signed “Ch. Gounod,” one page, 4.5 x 7. Untranslated letter to a female friend. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Striking vintage doubleweight pearl-finish 7.75 x 9.5 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Elinore Sayre, with warm thanks for her kindness, from Percy Grainger.” Surface impressions from mounting remnants on the reverse, a few trivial surface marks, and some trivial irregular adhesion to the inscription and signature, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

826. Jascha Heifetz. Vintage fountain

pen signature, “Jascha Heifetz, Bucarest—Nov. 1928—,” on an off-white 5.75 x 2 slip. Slip is affixed to a 6 x 7.75 album page. In fine condition, with a bit of light rippling and toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

827. Victor Herbert.

823. Percy Grainger.

AMQS on a cream 8.5 x 3.25 sheet of manuscript paper, approximately four measures of “Irish Tune from County Derry,” a.k.a. ‘Londonderry Air’ and ‘Danny Boy,’ signed and inscribed, “Best wishes to Lionel A. Aucoin, Percy Grainger, May 9, 1939.” In fine, clean condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

824. Percy Grainger. Program

from Grainger’s Town Hall recital on April 9, 1940, 6 x 9, 14 pages. Signed on the front cover in fountain pen by Grainger. In very good condition, with reinforcement to hinge, ink blot to end of signature, scattered creasing and soiling to covers, and a couple ink notations inside recording the encores he gave.RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

AMQS on a 5 x 3 beige card. Herbert pens four bars of music and lyrics from the musical ‘Eileen,’ adding the lyrics, “’Tis a great day tonight for the Irish!,” signing below the quote, “Sincerely yours, Victor Herbert, Dec. 1917.” In fine condition, with scattered light soiling and mounting remnants on the reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

828. Victor Herbert. ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, April 17, 1922. In a letter to his “dear little misses,” Herbert writes, in full: “Thanks every so much for your kindness. I am very sorry I will not be able to attend—but I wish you all possible success! Too bad I’ll have to miss the ‘Helen of Troy’ thing! Naughty, naughty!” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, with one passing through the first letter of the signature, and light creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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829. Arthur Honegger. Eminent Swiss composer (1892–1955) best known for the evocative orchestral work Pacific 231. AMQS on an offwhite 5.5 x 3.5 card. Honegger pens two bars of music from ‘La Danse des Morts,’ signing underneath. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

830. Rodolphe Kreutzer. French

composer and violinist. He was professor of violin at the Paris Conservatory from its founding in 1795 until 1826 and was one of the authors of the violin method taught there. Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata is dedicated to him. Rare LS in French, signed “Kreutzer,” one page both sides, 7 x 9.75, October 30, 1791, Minute letterhead. Untranslated letter, written in French, to an unknown recipient. Even, light overall toning, a bit of mild foxing and some light wrinkles, otherwise very good condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

“I feel deeply gratified in that my efforts in music and the drama have been so favorably received by the English people” 831. Jenny Lind. Celebrated

soprano (1820–1887), known as the ‘Swedish Nightingale,’ who, under the management of P. T. Barnum, became the most renowned and highly paid singer of her day. ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7.25, June 13, 1847. Letter of thanks to an admirer. In full: “I thank you for the verses you have had the kindness to send me, and beg you to believe that I feel deeply gratified in that my efforts in music and the drama have been so favorably received by the English people.” In very good condition, with toning to body of text, heavier around edges, from previous display and a bit of light soiling. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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832. Jean Paul Martini. Composer (1741–

1816) best known today for the vocal romance ‘Plaisir d’Amour,’ on which the 1961 Elvis Presley standard ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ is based. Two items: ALS, in French addressed to Napoleon, signed “Martini Inspector at the Conservatory of Music, Retired from the Conservatory,” one page, 8 x 12.5, Year 11 [October 9, 1802]. In full (translated): “I have the honor of addressing the enclosed petition to You; if it succeeds in gaining Your attention I am certain that justice will be done to me.”; and the petition referred to in the letters, a one-page manuscript DS, in French, addressed to Napoleon, signed “Martini at the Conservatory of Music,” 9.5 x 14.5. Martini lists numerous operas, music for organ, and “over 100 pieces for wind instruments which have spread this kind of music to all the regiments of France.” Martini concludes: “He is 61 years old. Of German origin, he has devoted his talents to the French nation, and has just been retired from the Conservatory. Having lost everything he asks for the justice and kindness of the Government.” Intersecting folds to both, some mild toning, and writing on document a shade or two light, otherwise fine condition. Martini’s petition met with favor and he went on to write music for Napoleon including a cantata for his marriage to Marie Louise. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

833. Pietro Mascagni. Italian

composer (1863–1945) whose 1890 masterpiece ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ takes a place among the most beloved staples of the operatic repertoire. Stupdendous AMQS on a beige 4.25 x 3 card, affixed to a slightly smaller card. Mascagni pens five detailed bars of music and lyrics from ‘Cavalleria Rusticana,’ adding a line of lyrics below, signed and inscribed, “To Mister H. J. Lane, P. Mascagni, Milan—24–V–918, hommage.” Uniform toning with some scattered moderate areas, and remnants from previous mounting on the reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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834. John McCormack. Worldfamous Irish tenor and recording artist (1884-1945), celebrated for his performances of the operatic and popular song repertoires. Vintage fountain pen signature, “With very kind regards, Yrs truly, John McCormack, Oct 27th, 1928, R.M.S. Olympic,” on a pink 4.75 x 6.25 album page. In fine condition, with mild overall toning from previous display. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 835. Giacomo Meyerbeer.

German-born composer (1791– 1864) best known for such operas as Les Hugenots and Robert le diable. ALS in French, signed “Meyerbeer,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, embossed personal letterhead, no date. Meyerbeer writes to Madame Celerier, translated in full: “According to our communication yesterday, I have the honor to send you herewith the coupon for the loge for the performance of the three Nicoles for this evening at the Opera Comunique. There are three seats at your disposal: for you for Mr. Celerier and Miss Mathilde. The presentation starts at 7pm. I believe you had the unpolished as there have been 5 years since I performed l’Etoile du Norddfor the first time for the dames Choister (?). You remember perhaps some objects had Grie (?) and how much of that has remained?” In fine condition, with three horizontal mailing folds and light creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

837. Adolphe Nourrit. French tenor, librettist, and composer (1802–1839). ALS, in French, signed “Ad Nourrit,” one page, 5 x 8, 1827. Letter to Monsieur Ferville in Paris. Nourrit writes he cannot go to London to sing for less then 15.000 francs. His price may seen high to Mr. Laporte but not in view of his recent success in France. Mr. Laporte should have called upon him when in Paris, where he serious about his proposal. Second integral page bears an address panel in Nourrit’s hand. In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds, and some scattered light toning and creasing. Second page bears ink cancellations and minor paper loss. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 838. Opera. Eight vintage glossy and matte-finish photos, ranging in size from 3.5 x 5.5 to 8 x 10, each signed in ink by the respective opera singer pictured. Signers are: Maria Jeritza, Frederick Jagel (ins), Jeanne Gordon, Guiseppe De Luca (ins), Charles Hackett (ins), Richard Crooks (vertically, ins), Tito Schipa (ins), and Frances Alda (ins). In fine to very good condition, with mild to moderate silvering to De Luca’s and Hackett’s images, light contrast to Schipa’s signature, Jagel’s signature light but legible, and an edge tear and heavy contrast to Gordon’s signature to the point of illegibility. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

839. Lily Pons. Beautiful vintage

pearl-finish 6.5 x 9 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with some light contrast to the signature. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

836. Arthur Nikisch.

Hungarian conductor (1855–1922). Penetrating vintage 3.25 x 5.25 postcard photo, signed in fountain pen. In very good condition, with some light rubbing and moderate silvering to edges and corners. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

840. Maurice Ravel.

Highly influential French composer (1875–1937) who remains unsurpassed in his imaginative use of instrumental color in his operas, brilliantly scored orchestral music, and virtuosic piano pieces. Vintage 5.5 x 3.5 French postcard photo of an artist’s rendition of Ravel seated at a piano, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with a bit of light contrast to signature and small mounting remnants to reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Distinguished pose of the operatic master in 1913 841. Giacomo Puccini.

Italian composer (1858–1924) who earned a central place in the operatic pantheon with such repertoire staples as ‘La Boheme,’ ‘Madama Butterfly,’ and ‘Tosca.’ Dignified vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 5.25 photo, signed in fountain pen, “Giacomo Puccini 1913.” Photo is affixed to a slightly larger card, which is in turn affixed to a 5.25 x 7 black sheet. Light silvering to lower portion of image, and a couple of edge dings, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The great composer writes of his opera, reportedly condemned by Stalin, and banned for 30 years 843. Dmitri Shostakovich.

Soviet composer (1906–1975) whose 15 symphonies occupy a place of central performance in the orchestral literature of the twentieth century. TLS in Russian, signed “D. Shostakovich,” one page, 5.5 x 8, December 9, 1963. Letter to Professor Merka. In part (translated): “My opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk was performed in Chechoslovakia in the 1930’s…I also wrote the opera The Nose…I did a revision of ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ (’Katerina Ismailova’) and it is now being performed in Moscow, Riga, Kiev, and London.” Some light creasing and wrinkling and a blue ink notation to left edge, otherwise fine condition. Lady Macbeth tells the story of a lonely woman in 19th century Russia, who falls in love with one of her husband’s workers and is driven to murder. This opera was the main vehicle for a general denunciation of Shostakovich’s music by the Communist Party in early 1936. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

844. Arthur Rubinstein. Two items: vin-

Ravel signs a score of his only string quartet 842. Maurice Ravel. Highly influential

French composer (1875–1937) who remains unsurpassed in his imaginative use of instrumental color in his operas, brilliantly scored orchestral music, and virtuosic piano pieces. Printed and bound score to Ravel’s only string quartet, ‘Quatuor,’ 5.5 x 7.5, 47 pages. Signed and inscribed, in French, to noted Dutch author and musicologist Salomon Bottenheim, on the first page of music and dated, “To Monsieur S. Bottenheim, Cordial souvenir, Maurice Ravel, September 1922.” Mild toning to inside pages, scattered light creasing and wear to covers, and small pencil notation to an opening page, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an original unsigned glossy 2.5 x 4.5 photo of Ravel sitting in his garden. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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tage 3.5 x 5.5 headand-shoulders photo of Rubinstein, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “To Capt. Ralph E. Ward, Arthur Rubinstein”; and a vintage fountain pen signature, “With all best wishes from Arthur Rubinstein, Washington, December 1945,” on an off-white 8.5 x 11 album page, with a clipped portrait of Rubinstein and typed information to page. In fine condition, with creasing and irregular ink adhesion to signature on photo, and mild toning to album page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

845. Charles Villiers Stanford. Irish-born composer who was particularly notable for his choral music (1852–1924). Vintage 3.25 x 5.25 postcard photo, signed vertically in fountain pen, “C. V. Stanford,” with Stanford adding a two bar AMQS along the right edge. Scattered light silvering working in from edges as well as some to darker parts of image, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Unique cover, with postmarks to match the signature! 846. Richard Strauss. Postal cover, signed in fountain pen,

“Richard Strauss,” bearing two postmarks, one dated July 4, 1939 from ‘Richard, Missouri’ and the other dated June 22, 1939 (his 75th birthday), from ‘Strauss, New Mexico,’ with a small clipped photo affixed. Light surface creasing, a trivial spot of soiling, and a numeric pencil notation in another hand, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

The composer of The Firebird at work 847. Igor Stravinsky. Vintage 7 x 5 photo of Stravinsky playing a

piano, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, and signed “I. Stravinsky.” Photo is affixed to an identical size sheet of cardstock. In fine condition, with a few light surface marks and impressions and photographer’s stamp to lower right corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

During a pinnacle era of creative genius, Verdi expresses satisfaction regarding the response to Il Trovatore: ”I thank you for giving me news about Trovatore, and I am glad that the result was as we wished” 848. Giuseppe Verdi. Italian composer (1813–1901) who was one of the most influential figures in the history of opera. ALS in Italian, signed “G. Verdi,” one page, 5.25 x 6.75, October 15, 1853. Letter to M. Marchesi in Bologna. In part (translated): “I thank you for giving me news about Trovatore, and I am glad that the result was as we wished. I cannot stay with you longer because I am leaving for Paris today. If you have commands let me know through your letters.” Second integral page bears an address panel in another hand and red wax seal remnants. Double matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 26 x 16. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered foxing, two blocks of tape toning to edges, and a small tear near the bottom. After receiving disappointing reviews a month earlier in Milan, Verdi welcomed his friend’s positive news about Trovatore. He then prepared for Paris, where he would write another opera and began to enjoy the abundant fruits of his blooming success with the masterpiece, La Traviata. This work, coupled with the resounding praise of his 1851 opera, Rigoletto, and of course, 1853’s Trovatore, earned him universal recognition as Italy’s most lauded composer. This era was marked as Verdi’s “middle period,” and would ultimately culminate in his 1867 masterpiece, Simon Boccanegra. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Italy’s greatest opera composer jokes with his librettist

849. Giuseppe Verdi. Italian composer (1813–1901) who was one of the most influential figures in the history of opera. ALS in Italian, signed “G. Verdi,” one page, 5 x 8.25, October 20, 1857. Letter to his friend Francesco Maria Piave. In part (translated): “It passed yesterday…and I have almost one year more on my shoulders. With my father in law and some friends we drank a glass of champagne and said several times: that crook Piave is not around this year …what is he doing? Have a lot of fun with Arnoldo. Give my regards to Ferrarini and tell him for me that I am really guilty in his regard but that I will repair the damage. Here is the certificate for Scaranelli. Luigi Verdi the first! Here he is and he sends his regards.” Letter is also signed at the lower left by Francesco Maria Piave and given to an admirer and friend. In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one passing through top portion of signature, scattered toning and soiling, and light show-through from address panel and wax seal remnants on reverse. In this letter, Verdi displays a playful side not seen in many of his operas as he writes to Piave, his lifelong friend and collaborator. The two men worked together on ten of Verdi’s operas and Aida would have been the eleventh had Piave not had a stroke which paralyzed him and prevented him from talking. The bond between these two friends was so strong that after Piave’s stroke, Verdi helped support his wife and daughter and he paid for his funeral when he died. Correspondence between these two operatic geniuses is extremely hard to come by and this one, signed by both of them, is even more desirable. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

850. Giuseppe Verdi. Unique envelope panel, 11.5 x

8, hand-addressed by Verdi to “Alli Eg Maesto Tebaldini alla Capella del Santo, Padova,” with “Musica Stampata” written in the top right corner, “Raccomandata” written in the return address portion, and “G. Verdi, Venice” penned in the bottom left corner. Intersecting folds, a uniform shade of toning with a large, lighter block of toning along the right edge and scattered spots towards the top half of the panel, tears along the edges, and a grouping of faded postage stamps, otherwise very good condition. A unique signature of the composer! Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

851. Henri Vieuxtemps. Belgian composer and violinist (1820–1881) considered an essential part of the Franco-Belgian violin school during the mid-19th century. AMQS on an off-white 5.25 x 8 sheet. Vieuxtemps pens three bars of music from an unidentified work, headed at the top, “Lento,” and signed underneath, “H. Vieuxtemps, Chicago. 26 Dec: 1870.” Pencil notation under signature, some scattered toning, and a central horizontal crease, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

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852. Efrem Zimbalist, Sr.

World renowned concert violinist (1889–1985), composer, conductor and teacher. Vintage glossy 7.25 x 9.5 head-and-shoulders photo, signed and inscribed vertically in ink, “To Miss Winifred Merrill with warmest greetings from Efrem Zimbalist, 1927.” In very good condition, with moderate scattered creasing and rippling, light toning along the edges, trimmed edges and small edge tears. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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For Those About to Rock 853.

AC/DC. Color

limited edition 22 x 28 lithograph of the artwork for ‘For Those About To Rock,’ numbered #422/500, signed in the lower border in black felt tip by Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, and Cliff Williams. Rolled and in fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

854. Laurindo Almeida. Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer (1917–1995) famous for his song ‘The Girl from Ipanema.’ AMQS on an off-white 9 x 9.75 sheet of musically-lined sheet. Almeida pens 11 bars from his song, ‘Sueno (Dream),’ signing at the top, and adding “Happy New Year!,” at the bottom. In fine condition, with small ink notation to lower right corner, and some light edge creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 855. Louis Armstrong. Vintage

glossy 8 x 10 promotional photo of the trumpeter in a white tux, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, “To Alex, Louis Armstrong,” adding his famed nickname, “Satchmo.” In very good condition, with scattered light creasing, some light toning around the edges, and a few spots of soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

857. Claudio Arrau. Chilean

pianist (1903–1991). Vintage matte-finish 4.75 x 6.5 photo of Arrau playing, signed and inscribed in fountain pen in Spanish and dated 1941. A bit of irregular ink adhesion to signature, some scattered surface marks and spots, and end of signature running into a pre-printed caption, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

858. Ashford and Simpson.

Glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “Thomas, Warmest wishes, Valerie Simpson” and “Nick Ashford.” In fine condition, with a couple scattered light surface marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

859. Joan Baez. Color 15.75 x 17.5 poster for the Humanitas Sixth Annual Benefit at the Berkeley Community Center, signed in silver ink, “Love, Joan Baez.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 21.25 x 24. In fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

856. Louis Armstrong. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of Armstrong relaxing with his band, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Face, my man Art, Satchmo, Louis Armstrong” and also signed and inscribed by Armstrong’s clarinetist, “To Art. Best luck always, Barney Bigard.” In very good condition, with light to moderate contrast to Armstrong’s signature and inscription, light contrast to other signature and inscription, and some mild corner tip creases. Bigard, composer of “Mood Indigo” and other standards, also played for Duke Ellington.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Contemporary Music 177


860. Beach Boys. Souvenir handwritten lyrics to the first verse of ‘Surfer Girl,’ on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet, written out by David Marks, signed in blue felt tip by Marks and Al Jardine. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

865. Beatles: Pete Best. Stellar 14 x 22 reproduction poster promoting The Silver Beatles at the Cavern Club, January 4–18, 1962, signed in silver ink by Best. In fine condition, with some mild surface rubbing and a small ding to the top left edge. Accompanied by a photo of Best taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 866. Beatles: Peter Blake.

861. Beach Boys. Shut Down Volume 2 album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Mike Love and Brian Wilson. In fine condition. The record is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

English pop artist, best known for his design of the sleeve for the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Blake. In very good condition, with moderate wear to both covers and label remnant to front cover. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

867. Beatles: Peter Blake.

862. Beach Boys. Souvenir handwrit-

Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Beatles in their Sgt. Pepper’s garb, signed in the bottom border in black felt tip by Blake. In fine condition, with some light creasing along the top edge. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

ten lyrics to the first verse of ‘Surfer Girl,’ on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet, written out by David Marks, signed in blue felt tip by Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and David Marks. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

863. Beatles: Sid Bernstein. Music producer

and promoter who brought the Beatles to Shea Stadium. Three glossy 10 x 8 photos of the Beatles performing at Shea Stadium and the frenzied crowd, two color, each signed in blue felt tip or silver ink, “Beatles at Shea, Sid Bernstein.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

864. Beatles: Pete Best. Sheet music to ‘The One after 909,’ 8.5 x 11, four pages, signed on the first page in black felt tip by Best. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Phenomenal early shot of the band that gave Kirchherr her first taste of rock and roll 868. Beatles: Astrid Kirchherr. German artist and photographer known for her images of the Beatles. Astrid first met the Beatles in the 1960s on their first visit to Hamburg, at the Kaiserkeller club. She immediately fell in love with their music and began to photograph the band. Kirchherr fell in love with band member Stuart Sutcliffe, who would later leave the Beatles to pursue an art career with Astrid. Fabulous archival silver gelatin 9.5 x 7 Kirchherr photo of the Beatles during their Hamburg days, made by hand in the darkroom from Astrid’s original negative at her lab in Germany, signed in pencil on the reverse, “Astrid Kirchherr.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Snap Galleries Limited UK who did the photo and signing with Astrid.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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869. Beatles: Geoff Emerick.

Reclusive engineer to the Beatles. Emerick’s work can be found on Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road. Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Fab Four in suits on stage, signed in blue felt tip by Geoff Emerick. In fine condition, with a few light corner creases and a faint fingerprint mark. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

870. Beatles: Paul McCartney. The Space Within Us concert

874. Captain Beefheart. Glossy 10 x 8

Mercury Records promotional photo, signed and inscribed in purple felt tip “To Tom from Cat capn Van Vliet 11 27 77.” Scattered creases and surface marks, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

875. Harry Belafonte. Vintage

DVD, recorded live in 2005, signed in black felt tip on the front of the actual DVD paper sleeve, beneath the plastic sleeve. The DVD is included. In fine condition. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

glossy 8 x 10 20th Century Fox promotional photo for Carmen Jones, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Pierre, Harry Belafonte.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and surface marks, and moderate contrast to last name of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

871. Beatles: Klaus Voormann. Glossy 10 x 8 photo of the

Revolver album art, signed vertically in blue felt tip by Voormann. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

872. Beatles: Klaus Voormann. Friend of the Beatles from the Hamburg days and designer of their Revolver album cover. Revolver album signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In very good condition, with scattered light wear to both covers and partial edge separations. The record is not included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

873. Beatles: Andy White.

Cardstock 8.5 x 11 photo of White at his drum set, signed in blue felt tip on the bass drum head, “Love Me Do, Andy White.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

876. Tony Bennett.

Sheet music to ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’, 8.5 x 11, signed on the front cover in black ink by Bennett. Mild toning to cover, slightly heavier at edges, and some light spotting under signature, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

877. Tony Bennett. Glossy 11 x 14 photo of a young Bennett hugging a Columbia microphone, signed in-person in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with image a bit grainy. Originally obtained by inperson specialist Mike Wehrmann. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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878. Tony Bennett. I Left My

882. Leonard Bernstein.

Heart in San Francisco album signed on the front cover in black ink. Punch hole to top left, scattered light creases and cover wear, and adhesive remnant to top right, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Bernstein looking pensive before a microphone, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and surface loss to the top edge. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

879. Irving Berlin.

Check, 6 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Berlin, payable to Dards for $18.00, December 7, 1925. In fine condition, with the expected cancellation holes and some show-through from stamps on the reverse, none of which affect the strong, crisp signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

883. Leonard Bernstein. Bold

and enthusiastic AMQS on an offwhite 5 x 3 card. Bernstein pens two bars of music to Maria from West Side Story, with the lyrics, “Ma–ri–a” below, signing, Leonard Bernstein, ‘84.” In fine condition, with light toning, and two small shadows from previous mounting at the left and right edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Berlin signs a copy of his patriotic anthem 880. Irving Berlin.

Sheet music to ‘God Bless America,’ 9 x 12, three pages, nicely signed on the front cover in fountain pen. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

884. Leonard Bernstein. Two in-person ink signatures, “Leonard Bernstein,” on individual off-white 5 x 3 cards. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning and a vertical crease through a single letter of one of the signatures. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“Mrs. MacArthur’s visit…means so much to the Detachment and is wonderful for their morale” 881. Irving Berlin. TLS signed “Irving,” one page, 7.25 x 11, personal letterhead, May 7, 1945.

Letter to Captain Louis Simon of the Army’s Special Services Section. In part: “Many thanks for sending me the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.…Ben had already written me of General Frink coming backstage, and also told me of Mrs. MacArthur’s visit. All this, I need not tell you, means so much to the Detachment and is wonderful for their morale, especially at this time when they are all so tired and homesick.” In very good condition, with scattered blocks of toning over text and signature, and an authentication label affixed to lower right corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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890. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Intimate glossy 11 x

885. Beyonce, Groban, and Buble. Three used tickets from performances at the Mohegan Sun Arena, all 5.25 x 3.25, each signed in ink or felt tip by the respective performer: Beyonce, John Groban, and Michael Buble. A vertical fold to each ticket, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 886. Big Brother and the Holding Company. Infamous color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the band in bed with a topless Janis Joplin, signed in blue felt tip by Sam Andrew, Peter Albin, Dave Getz, and James Gurley. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

14 close-up photo, signed in blue ink by Brooks and Yearwood. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

891. James Brown. Glossy 5.5 x 6.5 promotional half-length photo, signed in black felt tip, “My Best, James Brown.” In fine condition, with a trivial crease towards the right corner, and adhesive remnants to the reverse. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 892. Johnny Burnette. Ameri-

887. Blondie. Unused 8˝ clear Remo

drumhead, signed in black felt tip by Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, adding “99,” Jimmy Destri, adding, “Don’t Fear Y2K,” Paul Carbonara, and Leigh Foxx. In fine condition, with a few light surface marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

888.

Blues Magoos. Sheet music to ‘(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet,’ 8.25 x 11, one page both sides, signed in black ink by all five original members: Mike Esposito, Ralph Scala, Rob Gilbert, Peppy Thielhelm, and Geoff Daking. In fine condition, with light toning and a trivial tear to the right edge. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

can rockabilly pioneer (1934– 1964). DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Click Corporation letterhead, January 27, 1961. Burnette agrees to perform on American Bandstand for the sum of $155.00. Also signed by Click Corporation president Dick Clark. In fine condition, with punch holes to left edge and some mild toning. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

893. Charles Wakefield Cadman. 889. Blues Traveler and The Wallflowers. Two unused Remo drumheads,

one 13˝ and one 14˝, one signed in blue felt tip by all five members of the Wallflowers, and the other signed in blue felt tip by all four original members of Blues Traveler. In fine condition. Accompanied by a photo of Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler, taken at time of signing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Composer (1881-1946) of operas on American Indian themes, choral works, and hundreds of songs. Two items: vintage pearl-finish 6.25 x 9.25 photo of Cadman writing, signed and inscribed in purple fountain pen; and an AMQS on a 7.75 x 5 off-white sheet, Cadman pens four bars of music and lyrics to ‘From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water,” signed and inscribed by Cadman, and dated November 13, 1927. In very good condition, with trimmed edges to photo, as well as some scattered creases, and mild edge toning and creasing to quote. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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899. Eric Clapton.

894. John Cage. Postcard of Cage’s Forty-five Drawings by Thoreau, 6 x 4, signed on the reverse in black ink. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 895. Johnny Cash. Johnny

Cash Sings the Songs that Made Him Famous album signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with tape repairs and reinforcement to horizontal edges, some light toning and damp staining to back cover, and scattered light wear to both covers. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

900. Nat King Cole. DS, three

896. Cheap Trick. Lap of Luxury inside album sleeve, signed on the portrait side in blue felt tip by Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen (adding a quick self-portrait), Bun E. Carlos, and Tom Petersson. In fine condition, with some light contrast to a couple of signatures. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

897. Chicago. Color 32 x 16 poster, signed in black felt tip on one of the 8 x 8 panels by Robert Lamm, James Panko, Lee Loughnane, Walt Parazaider, Jason Scheff, Tris Imboden, Keith Howland, and Bill Champlin. Folded and in fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

898. Cinderella. White pickguard for a standard-size strat, signed in purple felt tip by all four members. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Color 14 x 22 poster entitled An Evening with Eric Clapton and his Band’s performances on August 25 and 26, 1992 at the Alpine Grove Music Theatre, signed in silver ink. In fine condition, with a few scattered light creases and ripples. Also featured at the show was Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Sadly, these shows would be Vaughan’s last performances, as he would perish in a helicopter crash leaving the venue. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

pages, 8.5 x 11, August 10, 1953. Agreement between Cole and Max Liebman Productions, Inc. for Cole and his Trio to appear on eight television broadcasts during a 39 week period, for the sum of $2000 per broadcast. Agreement goes on to spell out requirements of the performance and what is to provided and expected of Cole. Signed on the last page in blue ballpoint by Cole. In fine condition, with staple and holes to top of pages, and a few small pencil notations. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

901. Nat King Cole.

Promotional table card, 6.5 x 3.5, for Cole’s appearance with Ernie Heckscher’s Orchestra in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel, signed in the blank inside in pencil by Cole. Some light soiling over signature, and some scattered toning and foxing to all sides, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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902. Nat King Cole.

Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Cole with a golf club slung over his shoulder, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To Mama, Best wishes, Nat King Cole.” In very good condition, with scattered creases, mainly to edges and background, a small spot to background, and some light rippling to finish. Accompanied by a glossy 10 x 8 photo of Cole on stage with his back-up singers, signed and inscribed in ballpoint or felt tip by all five of his singers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

907. Aaron Copland.

FDC with a cachet honoring Progress in Electronics, signed in blue ballpoint, “Aaron Copland.” In fine condition, with light creasing and a trivial stray ink mark. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

908. Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe. Sheet music for ‘(What’s

So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding,’ 8.5 x 11, four pages, signed on the first page in black felt tip by Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

903. Alice Cooper. Glossy 8 x

10 United Artists promotional photo for Roadie, signed in silver ink. In fine condition, with a few scattered light creases and surface marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

904. Alice Cooper. School’s Out album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith, adding “School’s out forever.” In fine condition. The record is not included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 905. Alice Cooper. School’s Out flip-top album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. Some light wear and creasing, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

906. Alice Cooper. Alice Coo-

per’s Greatest Hits album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. In fine condition. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

909. Country Joe and The Fish. Playful 8.5 x 11 paperstock

photo of the original line-up, signed in black ink by Country Joe McDonald (adding a peace sign), Barry Melton, David Bennett Cohen, Chicken Hirsch, and in purple ink by Bruce Barthol. In fine condition, with light contrast to Cohen’s signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

910. David Crosby and Graham Nash. Souvenir set list from

their May 14, 2011, concert at The Town Hall in New York, one page, 8.5 x 11. Set list consists of 26 songs and is signed in blue felt tip by David Crosby and Graham Nash. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

911. The Cyrkle. Early 8.5 x 11 songbook paperstock photo, signed in the bottom border in black ballpoint by Don Dannemann and Tom Dawes, and in blue felt tip by Marty Fried. In fine condition, with light toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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912. Charlie Daniels.

917.

Lark fiddle, complete with bow and case, signed on the body in black felt tip, “Rosin up your bow, Charlie Daniels.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

913. Deep Purple.

Five satin-finish photos, four 11 x 14 and one 14 x 11, including four color, each signed in felt tip or ink by the respective band member pictured. Signers are: Ian Gillian, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice, and Ritchie Blackmore. In fine condition, with scattered creases and surface marks to each photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Dixie Chicks. Sheet music for ‘Wide Open Spaces,’ 9 x 12, eight pages, signed on the front cover in various color felt tip by Natalie, Emily, and Martie, all signing first names only. In fine condition, with some light contrast to beginning of Natalie’s signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

918. Fats Domino.

Souvenir handwritten lyrics on an off-white 9 x 11 sheet of musically lined paper. Domino writes out the opening verse to ‘Ain’t That a Shame,’ signing at the conclusion. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

914. Deep Purple. Five satin-finish photos, four 11 x 14 and one 14 x 11, including four color, each signed in felt tip or ink by the respective band member pictured. Signers are: Ian Gillian, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice, and Roger Glover. In fine condition, with scattered creases and surface marks to each photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

919. Fats Domino.

915. Def Leppard. Two items:

White piano key, signed in black felt tip, “Luck, Fats Domino.” Matted with a portrait of Domino playing a piano to an overall size of 13 x 14. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

color 13 x 19 poster of the band, signed in black felt tip by Phil Collen, Joe Elliot, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, and Vivian Campbell; and an 8.5 x 11 cardstock photo of Phil Collen, signed in silver ink. Scattered creases and edge dings to poster, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

921. The Doors. Alive She Cried album signed on the front cover in silver ink by Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and Ray Manzarek. A small crease to the beginning of Krieger’s signature, few edge dings, and a light ‘ring of wear’ to cover, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

916.

Derek and the Dominos.

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Layla album signed on the front cover in in blue felt tip by Pattie Boyd (Clapton’s love interest, former wife of George Harrison, and subject of the song), who adds, “Layla,” and Bobby Whitlock, the band’s co-founder. Scattered surface wear and rubbing, and light wear to corners and edges, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)


922. The Doors. Waiting for the

Sun album signed on the front cover in blue and black felt tip by Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and Ray Manzarek. In very good condition, with scattered creases and edge wear, a few small edge separations, and some light toning and foxing. The record is not included. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

923.

926. Earth, Wind and Fire.

Powerlight album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Philip Bailey, Ralph Johnson, and Verdine. Scattered creasing and mild ‘ring of wear,’ otherwise fine condition. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Drummers.

Eleven items consisting of photos, an album sleeve, a postcard, and a sketch, each signed in ink by the respective rock and roll drummer pictured. Signers are: Phil Collins (Genesis), Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Jim McCartney (Yardbirds), Johnny Bee Badanjek (Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels), Johnny Barbata (Jefferson Starship), Roger Earl (Foghat), Barry Whitman (Herman’s Hermits), and John Ike Walton (13th Floor Elevators). In fine condition, with contrast to some of the signatures. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

924. The Eagles: Randy Meisner. Color glossy 11 x 14 photo

of the cover to sheet music for ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling,’ signed in blue felt tip, “I’m already standing on the ground! Randy Meisner.” In fine condition, with some light surface marks inherent to the sheet music. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

927. Everly Brothers. Color glossy 10 x

8 photo of the brothers from their earlier days, signed in-person in blue felt tip by Phil and Don Everly. In fine condition. Originally obtained by inperson specialist Mike Wehrmann. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

928.

Everly Brothers. The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert album signed on the front cover in blue ink by Phil and Don Everly. In fine condition, with mild ‘ring of wear’ to front cover. The record is included. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

Signed candid of the the talented and tortured pianist

925. Bill Evans. Innovative and highly regarded jazz pianist

(1929–1980) who worked briefly with Miles Davis before forming his own trio in the late 1950s. Evans’s influence as a keyboard artist has been acknowledged by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett. Plagued by a decades-long struggle with hepatitis and drug addition, Evans died at the age of 51. Color satin-finish 8 x 8 enlarged candid photo of Evans on stage, signed along the bottom in red felt tip. In very good condition, with signature a shade or two light, but completely legible, image a bit fuzzy, and a tear to top edge, which could be matted out. Scarce in any form, and most likely a one-of-a-kind image. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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929. The Fabulous Poodles.

933. Bryan Ferry and Ian Hunter. Two

In-person felt tip signatures of Bobby Valentino, Tony de Meur, Richard Robertson, and Bryn Burrows on an off-white 6 x 4.25 album page, with one adding a small sketch of a poodle paw print. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

930. Percy Faith.

Canadian-American (1908–1976) composer known for his popular pop and Christmas standards. DS, two pages both sides, 8.5 x 16.25, June 11, 1953. A 1947 Revised Uniform Popular Songwriters Contract in which Faith “hereby sells, assigns, transfers and delivers to the Publisher a certain heretofore unpublished original musical composition, written and/or composed by the above-named Writer now entitled TROPIC HOLIDAY,” with fixed royalty sliding scale of .06 being paid on piano copies, 50% foreign royalties, and 10% of orchestrations and other arrangements. In fine condition, with five horizontal folds, staple marks to the top left corners, and two punch holes along the top edges. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

931. Marianne Faithfull.

Marianne Faithfull’s Greatest Hits album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip “Marianne Faithfull x.” In fine condition, with light ‘ring of wear’ and scattered creases. The record is not included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

932. Marianne Faithfull. Three items:

glossy 8 x 12 close-up of a young Faithfull, signed boldly in black felt tip; color glossy 10 x 8 of a more mature vocalist before a microphone, signed in blue felt tip; and a felt tip signature on a white 6 x 4 trimmed sheet. In fine condition, with light contrast to the signatures on the photos, and a small tear to the top edge of the sheet. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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color magazine photos, 10 x 12 and 9.5 x 12.75, one a Chrysalis promotional poster for You’re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic, signed in green felt tip by Hunter, and the other a head-and-shoulders shot of Ferry in a suit and tie, signed vertically in black felt tip. In very good condition, with scattered light creases and some small edge tears to Hunter’s poster, and a trivial crease and two horizontal folds, one at the top and bottom edges, of Ferry’s poster. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

934. The Fifth Dimension.

Original 45 rpm record sleeve for the single ‘Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,’ signed in black felt tip on the cover by Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson. In very good condition, with creasing and wear to the edges and corners, a few small tears along the top edge, some light rubbing, and a moderate ‘ring of wear.’ Record not included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

935.

Fleetwood Mac. Say You Will tour program, 11 x 14, signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie. Light diagonal crease to cover through portion of Buckingham’s signature, and light handling wear, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

936. Fleetwood Mac. Color 18 x 24 promotional poster for The Dance, signed in black felt tip by Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks. In fine condition, with horizontal creasing and Buckingham’s signature a shade light. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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937. Foreigner. Agent Provo-

942. Andrew Gold. Souvenir printed lyrics to ‘Lonely Boy’ on a blue 8.5 x 11 sheet, signed in blue ballpoint by Gold. In fine condition, with some light creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

cateur album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones. In fine condition, with mild ‘ring of wear’ to cover. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

938. Aretha Franklin. Color glossy 10

x 8 photo of Franklin on stage with James Brown, signed in blue felt tip, “Aretha Franklin 2011.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

939. Marvin Gaye. Felt tip signature, “Marvin Gaye, ‘79,’” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with a few trivial creases and a typed collector’s notation along the bottom of the card. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

943. Grateful Dead. Steal Your Face album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Mickey Hart and Tom Constanten, who adds the lyrics to the beginning of ‘Casey Jones.’ In very good condition, with a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to cover, moderate ‘ring of wear’ and scattered light toning, soiling, and creasing. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

944. Josh Groban. Sheet music for ‘You Raise Me Up,’ 9 x 12, six pages, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 940. Walter Gieseking. Vin-

tage matte-finish 3.75 x 5.75 headand-shoulders photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen in French and dated 1948. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

941. The Go Go’s. Vacation album quickly signed on the front cover in black felt tip by all five original members: Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine and Charlotte Caffey. In fine condition. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

945. Guitarists. Fifteen color 2.25 x 3.5 Classic American Guitar Cards from 1993, each signed on the front in ink or felt tip by the player of the respective guitar pictured. Signers are: Johnny Winter, Pete Townshend (ins), Carl Perkins, Hank Thompson (ins), Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard, Bonnie Raitt, Grace Slick, Bil Benedeto, Chet Atkins (signed on both sides), Roy Clark, Marty Stuart, George Jones, and one other. Almost all the cards are housed in Lucite holders. In fine condition, with moderate irregular adhesion to Slick’s signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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946. Bill Haley. Vintage ink signature and inscription, “To Peter, Bill Haley,” on an off-white 7 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition, with light show-through from a signature and inscription on reverse. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

950. Heart. Handwritten souvenir lyrics to ‘Crazy on You’ on a light blue 8.5 x 11 sheet. Songwriter and original guitarist, Roger Fisher, pens the complete lyrics, signed in black ballpoint at the conclusion, “Roger Fisher,” adding a small heart sketch and “2006.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Boldly signed sheet music for one of his acclaimed hits, ‘St. Louis Blues’

951. Jimi Hendrix: Juma Sultan. Souvenir handwritten lyrics

947. W. C. Handy. Original sheet

to the opening verse of “Purple Haze” on an off-white 8.5 x 11 musically-lined card, written out by Juma Sultan, and signed at the bottom, “Juma Sultan, Gypsy Sun & Rainbows, Woodstock 8-18-69.” In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

music to ‘The Saint Louis Blues,’ five pages, signed and inscribed in fountain pen by Handy. In very good condition, with scattered light surface creasing and wear, a few small tears to the right edge, an adhesive remnant, possibly from a price tag, at the top right corner, and uniform toning to the pages. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

952. Lena Horne. Adorable glossy 8 x 10 photo of Horne in a sequined gown, signed in black felt tip, “Hello! Lena Horne.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

948. Debbie Harry. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Harry in black lingerie, flexing her guns, signed vertically in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

949. Lorenz Hart. American

lyricist (1895–1943) who, together with composer Richard Rodgers, wrote some of the most enduring standards of the twentieth century. Scarce vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To Jeanette, Lorenz Hart,” on a yellow 4.5 x 6 album page, also signed and inscribed by Moss Hart, with a clipped photo of Hart affixed to bottom. A clipped photo of Lorenz and Moss Hart, Richard Rodgers, and George Kaufman is affixed to the reverse. In fine condition, with a few light wrinkles and show light show-through from photos affixed to reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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953. Vladimir Horowitz. Glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo, signed in the lower border in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

954. Iron Maiden. Somewhere

in Time album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Steve Harris, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, and Nicko McBrain. Mild ‘ring of wear’ and some scattered creasing, otherwise fine condition. The record is not included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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959. Michael Jackson. 955. Iron Maiden. Eddie action figure, mea-

suring 18” tall, signed on the box in blue felt tip by Bruce Dickinson, Nicko McBrain, Dave Murray, and Steve Harris. Some light wear to box, and a bit of irregular ink adhesion to a couple of signatures, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Ballpoint signature, “Michael Jackson,” on the reverse of an off-white 3.5 x 2 Paper Americana business card. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

960. Michael Jackson. Satin-finish 8

x 10 Epic Records promotional photo for History, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple light creases and a mild horizontal bend to lower portion, not affecting signature. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

956. Michael Jackson. Color glossy 8 x

10 photo of Jackson in a black fedora, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

957. Michael Jackson. Certificate for a

limited edition Platinum Limited Editions award (not included), 5.5 x 4, boldly signed at the conclusion in pencil. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

961. Michael Jackson. Color glossy 6 x

8 photo of Jackson performing on stage, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $150)

Jackson goes antique shopping in Arizona 958. Michael Jackson. Credit card receipt, merchant’s copy, 7.25 x 3.25, dated August 22, 1987, for “antique prints” for a total of $185.50, signed at the bottom in blue ballpoint by Jackson. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) Contemporary Music 189


962. Jefferson Airplane: Marty Balin. DS, one page, 8.5

x 11, August 28, 1967. Balin agrees to Jefferson Airplane appearing on the Perry Como Holiday Special for the fee of $7500.00 “plus $2,500 for Headlight Light Show.” Signed at the bottom in red ink by Balin. A nine-page rider is stapled to the agreement, initialed seven times by Balin, several next to changes made in the rider. In very good condition, with staple and punch holes to top, pencil notations, uniform block of toning to document, and a couple spots. Also accompanied by a 1967 TLS from the Airplane’s management discussing the changes to the rider and that the group “is reluctant to incorporate the changes you request into a new contract…The group considers the original contract with its deletions as only fair and reasonable.” RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

963. Jefferson Airplane: Grace Slick.

Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Slick drinking a beer in a bathroom stall and flashing one of her breasts, signed in black felt tip, adding the word “Ebay,” with a line through it. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

964. Jethro Tull. Unused 8˝ clear Remo drumhead, signed in black felt tip by Ian Anderson, adding “Hello John! Jethro Tull,” Martin Barre, Doane Perry, adding “All the Best!,” Jonathan Noyce, and Andrew Giddings. In fine condition, with light contrast to a portion of Perry’s signature over the label. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

965. Jethro Tull: Ian Anderson. Printed souvenir lyrics to ‘Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day’ on a light blue 8.5 x 11 sheet, signed in black felt tip at the conclusion by Anderson, adding “Jethro Tull.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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966. Eric Johnson. Color glossy

11 x 14 photo of Johnson sitting on a flight of stairs with his guitar, signed in blue felt tip. Scattered creases and surface marks, and image a bit grainy, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

967. Journey: Neal Schon.

Two color satinfinish photos, one 11 x 14 and one 14 x 11, each signed in blue felt tip. Scattered creases and surface marks, and one image on the grainy side, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

968. Judas Priest. Unleashed in the East album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Rob Halford, K. K. Downing, and Ian Hill. Light ‘ring of wear,’ scattered surface impressions, and some light creasing, otherwise fine condition. The record is not included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 969. Judas Priest. Sin after Sin album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton. In fine condition, with some scattered light edge wear and creases. The record is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

970. B. B. King. Jovial color

glossy 10 x 8 photo of King delightedly holding his guitar, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with light contrast to the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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975. Lady Gaga. Color 15.75

x 15.75 poster for The Fame Monster, signed and inscribed in black felt tip. Matted to an overall size of 21.75 x 23. In fine condition, with light contrast to signature and portion of inscription. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

971. Carole King. Sheet music

for ‘You’ve Got a Friend,’ 9 x 12, six pages, signed in-person in blue felt tip on the second page. In fine condition. Originally obtained by inperson specialist Mike Wehrmann. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

972. The Kingsmen: Jack Ely. Handwritten souvenir lyrics

to ‘Louie Louie’ on a white 8.5 x 11 personalized Kingsmen sheet of paper. Jack Ely pens the complete lyrics, signed in black ink at the conclusion. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing, and some heavier creasing at the top left corner. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

973. Angelika Kirchschlager.

Color 15.5 x 22.5 promotional poster, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Stars Classics, with my best wishes! Angelika Kirchschlager.” Framed to an overall size of 18.5 x 25.5. In fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

974. KISS. Limited edition RIAA Platinum Sales Award, #0115, to commemorate the sale of more than 1,000,000 copies of the Casablanca album and cassette of Alive. Signed on the black mat in silver ink by Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley, adding his ‘Ace of Hearts’ sketch underneath. Framed to an overall size of 17 x 21. In fine condition. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

976. Nicolette Larson. Singer (1952-1997) best known for her 1978 cover of Neil Young’s ‘Lotta Love.’ She died in 1997 as a result of complications arising from cerebral edema triggered by liver failure related to her chronic use of Valium and Tylenol PM. Glossy 10 x 8 Warner Bros. promotional photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Pat, Lotta Love, Nicolette Larson 9-27-80.” In fine condition, with a bit of light irregular adhesion to signature, and some scattered light creases. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

977. Led Zeppelin. Color

22 x 34.5 poster of the Houses of the Holy album cover, signed in blue and black felt tip by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. Rolled and in fine condition, with scattered edge creases and dings. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

978. Ute Lemper. Color 18.5 x 25 promotional poster, signed and inscribed in gold ink, “To ‘Star Classics’ All my thanks. Danke Shon, Ute Lemper.” Framed to an overall size of 21.5 x 28.25. Scattered light creases and dings, as well as scattered light surface wear, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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983.

979. Little Anthony and the Imperials. Unused 13” coated

Remo drumhead, signed in black felt tip by ‘Little’ Anthony Gourdine, Sammy Strain, Clarence Collins, Nate Rodgers, Harold Jenkins, and Ernest Wright. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

980. Little Feat. Down on the

Farm album, signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Kenny Gradney, Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton, Fred Tackett, Billy Payne, and Richard Hayward. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered surface wear and creases. The record is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

981. Little Richard.

Glossy 10 x 8 photo of a young Richard playing his piano on one leg, signed inperson in black felt tip. In fine condition. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

982. Jay Livingston. Two

items: glossy 8.25 x 10.5 head-andshoulders promotional photo, signed and inscribed in blue b a l l p o i n t , “ To John, From Jay Livingston,” adding a two-bar AQS below, featuring music from ‘Que Sera, Sera;’ and a TLS, one page, personal letterhead, July 18, 1995. Livingston responds to a fan’s autograph request, in full: “I have just found a request from you for an autograph, dated 1990, which shows you how far behind I am. Better late than never.” Some scattered light creasing and surface dings, and a small area of paper loss and a repaired tear to the top right corner of the photo, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Los Lobos.

Satin-finish 8 x 10 Warner Brothers promotional photo, signed in black felt tip by David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, Louie Perez, and Steve Berlin. In fine condition. Accompanied by a signed color photo of Lou Diamond Phillips as Richie Valens from the film La Bamba. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

984. Lovin’ Spoonful. Color glossy 10 x 8 group photo, signed in blue felt tip by John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Joe Butler, and Jerry Yester. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

985. Lovin’ Spoonful. Hums of the Lovin’ Spoonful album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Joe Butler, and Jerry Yester. In very good condition, with promotional label affixed to cover, scattered wear and rubbing, foxing to back cover, and label remnant to front cover. The record is not included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 986. Lovin’ Spoonful. Souvenir

handwritten lyrics from the beginning of the first verse of “Daydream,” written out by Joe Butler on a semi-glossy white 8.5 x 11 sheet, signed in blue felt tip by Butler, John Sebastian, Steve Boone, and Jerry Yester. Butler writes: “What a day for a daydream/ What a day for a daydream, Boy/And I’m lost in a daydream/dreamin’ ‘bout my bundle of joy,” adding a drawing of a heart. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

987. Loretta Lynn. Don’t Come

Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind) album signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “Love you, Loretta Lynn.” Scattered light soiling and rubbing to covers and areas of light paper loss along spine, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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992. Yo-Yo Ma. Miniature 9˝cello complete with tiny bow and hard case, signed on the instrument in black felt tip. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

988. Loretta Lynn. Oversized

souvenir program featured fullsized color images, 11 x 14, signed in black felt tip on the front cover, “Love you, Loretta Lynn.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

993. Madonna. Printed author’s

989. Loretta Lynn. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Lynn and Sissy Spacek at the Academy Awards, signed in blue felt tip by Lynn. In fine condition, with light contrast to the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

991. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Artimus Pyle. Souve-

nir typescript, one page, 8.5 x 11, detailing the crash of the band’s plane on October 20, 1977, and Pyle’s role in the rescue effort, signed in ballpoint “Artimus Pyle.” In part: “Sixty miles from our destination…we ran out of fuel and started to spiral down. We hit the Mississippi pine trees and all motions stopped within 10 seconds of impact. I knew the only thing that would help my friends was immediate assistance from first hand responders…Although my injuries were severe, they were nothing compared to that of my friends.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

letter from the English Roses children’s book collection, 8 x 10.5, depicting printed pink illustrations of the characters, signed at the conclusion in black ink, “Madonna.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by letter’s original sheer sheath. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

994. Madonna. Vanity Fair magazine cover, April 1991 issue, 8 x 10.75, featuring Madonna clad in a diamondstudded evening gown and a fur shawl, much to the tune of Marilyn Monroe, signed in blue felt tip. Double-matted, with a commemorative plaque, to an overall size of 12 x 16. Two circular spots of soiling and a smaller spot towards the right edge, and adhesive remnants from an address label, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

995. Witold Malcuzynski.

Polish pianist (1914–1977) who specialized in the works of Frédéric Chopin. Vintage glossy 4.75 x 7.25 photo, inscribed in fountain pen and signed “W. Malcuzynski.” In very good condition, with diagonal crease to lower right corner affecting portion of signature and inscription, a few other light creases and surface marks, and light irregular ink adhesion to portions of signature and inscription. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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996. Henry Mancini. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Mancini seated at the piano, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

1000. John Mellencamp. Color 23.75 x 34 promotional poster for his 1997 tour Mr. Happy Go Lucky, signed in black felt tip. Rolled and in very good condition, with scattered creasing and tears along the edges. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

997. Shirley Manson. Color

glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some light rubbing to finish. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

A succinct musical quote from the man who gave Rudolph his theme song 998. Johnny Marks. Crisply

penned AMQS on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of St. Nicholas Music Inc. paper. Marks pens two neat bars of music from ‘Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer,’ signed below, “Johnny Marks.” In fine condition, with light toning, and two horizontal folds. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1001. Olivier Messiaen.

French composer, organist, and ornithologist (1908–1992) and one of the major composers of the 20th century. AMQS on an off-white 8.25 x 9.25 musically-lined sheet. Messiaen pens six intricate bars of music, writing underneath, in French, (translated): “(Bird Song played by the piano at the beginning of the ‘Antiphony of the Interior Coversation’—The first of ‘Three Small Liturgies for the Divine Presence.’),” and signed and inscribed “For Alfred J. Kaiser, very cordially, Olivier Messiaen, 24 Mai 1987.” In fine condition, with a horizontal fold to bottom portion. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1002. Darius Milhaud.

999. Melanie.

Two signed albums: Leftover Wine and Gather Me, each signed on the front cover in blue felt tip, with Melanie adding a flower sketch to both. In fine condition, with some light wear and soiling to covers. The records are included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Intricate quote from his ‘Three Small Liturgies for the Divine Presence’

Distinguished and prolific French composer (1892– 1974) best known for his pioneering incorporation of jazz elements and polytonality in such repertoire staples as ‘Le boeuf sur le toit’ and ‘La création du monde.’ Program from the Contemporary Arts Festival held at Hofstra College in May, 1961, 8 x 7. Signed and inscribed inside, “To Mr. Dom Purvis with my best wishes, Milhaud 1966,” adding a four-bar AMQS from ‘Creation du monde.’ In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1008. Motley Crue: Vince Neil. Two color

1003. Moby Grape.

Four silver ink and blue ballpoint signatures, “Jerry Miller,” “Don Stevenson,” “Peter Lewis,” and “Bob Mosley” from the original line-up on a 5 x 3.5 Moby Grapeprinted card. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

satin-finish 16 x 20 photos of Neil on stage with Motley Crue, each signed in silver ink. A small tear and creasing to top of one photo, and both images a bit grainy, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1004. The Monkees.

Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Monkees in the desert in Head, signed in blue felt tip by Peter Tork and David Jones and in black felt tip by Mickey Dolenz. Scattered light wear and rubbing to finish, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1005. The Monkees. The Mon-

kees Greatest Hits album signed on the front cover in blue and black felt tip by David Jones, Peter Tork, and Mickey Dolenz. Scattered light creases and rubbing to cover, edge dings, and a light ‘ring of wear’ to cover, otherwise fine condition. The record is not included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

x 14 photos, one glossy and one satin-finish, each signed in blue or black felt tip. In very good condition, with scattered creases and surface marks and both images fairly grainy. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1010. Motley Crue: Vince Neil. Two color

glossy 11 x 14 photos of Neil from his early days with Motley Crue, each signed in blue felt tip. Scattered creases and surface marks, and one image fairly grainy, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1011.

1006. Motley Crue: Tommy Lee. Two

items: Tommy Lee Shout at the Devil action figure, signed on the front of the package in black felt tip; and a glossy 11 x 14 photo, signed in blue felt tip. Scattered creases and surface marks to photo, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1007. Motley Crue: Tommy Lee. Two color

1009. Motley Crue: Vince Neil. Two color 11

satin-finish photos, one 11 x 14 and one 14 x 11, each signed in black felt tip, with Lee adding an offcolor sentiment to one photo. In fine condition, with scattered creases and surface marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Nazz. Color 11 x 8.5 laser-print paperstock photo of the original line-up, signed in silver ink by Todd Rundgren and Stewkey, and in black felt tip by Carson van Osten. In fine condition, with light contrast to Rundgren’s signature and a grainy quality to the image. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1012. Rick Nelson. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Nelson posing together with his band in Los Angeles, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip “To Jim, Best always, Rick Nelson.” In fine condition, with a few scattered surface dings and creases. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1013. Willie Nelson.

1018. Olivia Newton-John. Glossy

Natural wood-finish sixstring Crescent acoustic guitar, signed on the black pickguard in blue ink by Nelson. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

8 x 10 Uni Records promotional photo, signed in purple felt tip. In fine condition, with a few light surface marks and dings. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1014. Willie Nelson. Three items: two

albums, Island in the Sea and Spotlight on Willie Nelson Featuring Bloody Merry Morning, each signed on the front cover in black felt tip; and Countryman CD, signed on the cover in blue felt tip. In fine condition. The records and CD are included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

My Mind album signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a few light creases and edge dings. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1016. Randy Newman. Two satin-finish

8 x 10 Dreamworks Records publicity photos of Randy Newman, one at his piano and the other a more serious headand-torso pose, each signed in black felt tip in the bottom border, with Newman adding a two-bar AMQS from ‘I Love L. A.’ to the head-and-torso shot. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Beautiful glossy 8 x 10 photo of the young actress in a shoulderbearing dress, signed in silver ink, “Love & light, Olivia Newton-John.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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1020. Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads. Blizzard of Oz album signed

1015. Willie Nelson. Always on

1017. Olivia Newton-John.

1019. Stevie Nicks. Color 16 x 20 poster for In Your Dreams, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “Tommy, Much love—Stevie Nicks.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

on the front in black ballpoint by Ozzy Osbourne and in blue ballpoint by Randy Rhoads. Creasing at the corners, a faint imprint at the top left corner, and mild ‘rings of wear,’ otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Randy Rhoads died in 1982 when he was only 26 years old in a tragic plane crash, as he smashed into Ozzy’s tour bus. He is considered a rock guitar virtuoso by millions of fans. Anything signed by Rhoads is extremely rare since he was only famous for less than two years before the accident. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1021. Les Paul. Glossy 11 x 14 photo

of Paul and Mary Ford signed in black felt tip, “Les Paul.” In fine condition, with light surface creasing over Paul’s facial area. PSA/DNA label affixed to lower right corner. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

1022. Les Paul. Ten identical

color 8.5 x 11 laserprint photos of Paul playing guitar, each signed in black felt tip by Paul. In fine condition. Accompanied by a photo taken at time of signing. Paul was a keynote speaker at a Music & Entertainment Expo at the NJ Convention Center in Edison in 2001. It was his only public speaking engagement. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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1023. Peter and Gordon. Unused

black 10” Remo drumhead, signed in silver ink by Gordon Waller and Peter Asher, adding “Lady Godiva!” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

1024. Peter, Paul, and Mary. Un-

used 8˝ clear Remo drumhead, signed in black felt tip by Peter Yarrow, Noel ‘Paul’ Stookey, and Mary Travers. In fine condition, with some light surface marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1025. Phish. Great 24 x 24 promotional poster for Billy Breathes, signed in black felt tip by Page McConnell, Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, and Mike Gordon. Rolled and in very good condition, with scattered moderate creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 1026. Pink Floyd. Ummagumma album boldly signed on the front in blue felt tip by Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright. In very good condition, with surface rubbing to the cover, adhesive remnants to the top right corner of the front cover, and ‘rings of wear.’ The record is not included. Accompanied by a letter of authentication from PSA/DNA. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1028. Poco. Souvenir handwritten lyrics to the chorus of ‘Crazy Love’ on a white sheet 8.5 x 11 of musically-lined Poco paper. Jack Sundrud writes: “It happens all the time/This crazy love of mine/Wraps around my heart/refusin’ to unwind/ ooh-ooh Crazy Love—ah…,” signed at the bottom in blue felt tip by Sundrud, Rusty Young, Paul Cotton, and George Grantham. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100) 1029. The Pointer Sisters.

Original red program from The Pointer Sisters performance of Where to Go/What to Do/When in New York at the Waldorf-Astoria from May 30 through June 15, 1974, 8.5 x 11, signed in black felt tip by Ruth, Anita, Bonnie, and June, who adds, “Lots of Love.” Light surface creasing and wear, a small tear to the top left corner, and toning and foxing to the pages, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1030. Poison. Two items:

Look What the Cat Dragged In UK picture disc album, signed on the image side in black felt tip by Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, Bobby Dall, and C. C. DeVille; and an unused black 12” Remo drumhead, with a Poison sticker on the front, signed in silver ink by all four members. A VIP pass is affixed to the reverse. Irregular ink adhesion to signatures on drumhead, otherwise fine condition.RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Extremely rare union card including personal information, signed in three places by France’s beloved chanteuse 1027. Edith Piaf. One-of-a-kind yellow AFTRA P&W benefits card,

6 x 4, filled out entirely in Piaf’s hand and signed in blue ballpoint, with the singer using both her legal and professional names, “Edith Gassion” (printed) and “Edith Piaf” (printed and signed). Light corner wear, and ‘duplicate’ and ‘replaced’ stamps to the card, the first of which lightly affecting the first letter of the signature, otherwise fine condition. A fantastic document conveying much personal information, filled out nearly one year to the day of the singer’s untimely death. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I’m really a lyricist, so why don’t I just write you some lyrics to one of my hits ‘This Magic Moment’” 1031. Doc Pomus. Songwriter and lyricist known for writing ‘Save the Last Dance for Me,’ popularized by The Drifters. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, October 2, 1989. In a letter to a fan, Pomus writes, in full: “I’m really a lyricist, so why don’t I just write you some lyrics to one of my hits ‘This Magic Moment.’ This Magic Moment so different and so new/Was like any other ‘til I kissed you/And then it happened/It took me by surprise/I know that you felt it too/By the look in your eyes.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1032. Poison: Bret Michaels.

Three items: two color satin-finish photos, one 16 x 20 and 20 x 16, signed in blue and black felt tip respectively; and a Behringer Super Cardioid XM 1800S microphone, signed on the handle in silver ink, “Rock On, Bret Michaels.” In very good to fine overall condition, with scattered creases to photos. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1033. Cole Porter.

Vintage fountain pen signature, “Cole Porter,” on a beige 3.5 x 2 card. In fine condition, with trimmed edges and some light brushing to the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

A country music cornucopia, highlighted by an early signature of the King of Rock and Roll 1035. Elvis Presley. Terrific origi-

nal 1955 souvenir Country Music Picture Album, 11 x 8.25, 56 pages, signed in blue ballpoint on the title page by the then 20-year-old Presley, “Yours, Elvis Presley.” Book is also signed by approximately 50 more artists, including Scotty Moore, Bill Black, June Carter, Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers, Ray Price, Jim Reeves, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Marty Robbins, Slim Whitman, Grandpa Jones, Webb Pierce, Homer & Jethro, Faron Young, Ernest Tubb, and Chet Atkins, with many also adding brief inscriptions or sentiments. In very good condition, with covers detached from text block and with partial separation along spine, light scattered soiling, collector’s ink notations to back cover, and mild handling wear.Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from noted Elvis expert Rich Consola. The bigger stars in the book are afforded single page status, with other pages bear up to 20 images. On March 19, 1955, Presley, guitarist Scotty Moore, and bassist Bill Black were packed into a rose Cadillac with Tennessee plates, blasting through a Sun Records tour that had taken them through Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. They arrived at Eagle Hall to play the Grand Prize Jamboree, marking a return engagement after their first appearance at the venue on New Year’s Day. On the 19th, the bill included Hoot Gibson and Tommy Sands, and with Biff Collie as MC, Elvis Presley, wearing a chartreuse coat, white pants, black shoes, and a bright red shirt trimmed in navy, took the stage with his band from 12:30-1:45 and played to a crowd of 200. This prolific, unique country music program manages to capture a pre-King Elvis on the cusp of rock and roll greatness. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1042. Rock and Roll.

1036. The Pretenders. Color

glossy 10 x 8 group photo, signed in black felt tip by Chrissie Hynde, Martin Chambers, Nick [Wilkinson], Eric Heywood, and James Walbourne. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1038. The Ramones. Promo-

tional copy of Rock ‘N’ Roll High School soundtrack album signed on the front cover in purple ink by Johnny, CJ, Marky, and Joey Ramone. In very good condition, with label remnant under Marky’s signature, light ‘ring of wear’ to cover, some scattered light edge creases, and moderate contrast to portion of Joey’s signature. The record is not included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1039. Rare Earth. Beautiful handwritten souvenir lyrics for ‘I Know I’m Losing You’ on a white 8.5 x 11 sheet. Founding member Peter Rivera writes the song in its entirety, signed in black felt tip at the conclusion, “Peter Rivera, Rare Earth,” adding a sketch of a snare drum and sticks, and “2001.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

1040. REM. Promotional Reveal CD signed on the front of the booklet in black felt tip by Michael Stipe and Peter Buck, and in red felt tip by Mike Mills. In fine condition. CD is included. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

Three items: Paradise Theatre album, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Dennis DeYoung and in silver ink by James Young; 7 Wishes album signed on the front cover by Jack Blades; and printed souvenir lyrics to ‘Turn Me Loose,’ on an 8.5 x 11 sheet, signed in blue felt tip by Mike Reno, Paul Dean, and Matt Frenette. In fine condition, with scattered light wear to album covers. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1043. Rock and Roll Drummers. Seven

wooden drumsticks, each signed in felt tip by a different rock and roll drummer. Signers are: Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Joe Butler (Lovin’ Spoonful), Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock), Johny Barbata (The Turtles), Hirsh Gardner (New England), and Joel Larson (Grass Roots). In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1044. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Original program from the Seventeenth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, March 18, 2002, 8.5 x 12, signed in blue felt tip throughout the book by attendees and inductees. Signers are: Keith Richards (2); Isaac Hayes; Gene Pitney (2); Dee Dee, CJ, Tommy, and Johnny Ramone; and David Byrne (3), Chris Frantz (2), Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1041. Return to Forever. Un-

used 14” black Remo drumhead, signed in silver ink by Chic Corea, Stanley Clark, Lenny White, and Al Di Meola. A label of the band’s logo has been affixed to the center. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

1045. Rolling Stones. Four photos, glossy and satin-finish rang-

ing in size from 8 x 10 to 8 x 12, three color, featuring Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood (2), and Bill Wyman, each signed in felt tip by the respective musician pictured. In fine condition, with light brushing to the end of one of Wood’s signatures, and light contrast to Wyman’s signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1051.

1046. Richard Rodgers. FDC with a cachet

Scorpions.

honoring the four-cent Abraham Lincoln stamp, signed in black ink by Rodgers. Show-through from two strips of toning on reverse, a few creases, and light pencil remnants to lower right, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Two albums: Savage Amusement and a maxi single 45 rpm single of ‘Still Loving You,’ each signed on the cover in ink or felt tip by Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, and Klaus Meine. In fine condition, with scattered light wear to both covers. The records are included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1047. Sonny Rollins. Saxo-

1052. Andres Segovia.

phone Colossus album signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a bit of light irregular adhesion to signature. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1048. Linda Ronstadt and Joe Walsh. Two checks: personal

check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Walsh, “Jos. Walsh,” payable to Michael Stulberg, M. D. for $70.00, October 23, 1980, adding “on acct-April Billing” in the notes field; and a personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Ronstadt, payable to Vera for $130.00, May 19, 1983, adding “facials” in the notes field. In very good condition, with a central vertical fold and staple mark to Walsh’s check, and light soiling, a small, scribbled ink notation, and expected cancellation stamp to Ronstadt’s check. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To Ms. Sayre, Cordially, Andres Segovia, Seattle, 1956.” Light surface creasing, and light toning and soiling to the right edge, along with a small tear, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

1053. Sex Pistols.

Red-bodied Drive ‘stratocaster-style’ electric guitar, with the band’s name on the body, signed on the Union Jack pickguard in blue felt tip by Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, and Glen Matlock. In fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1049. Sgt. Barry Sadler. Composer of ‘The Ballad of the Green Berets’ (1940–1989) who died under mysterious circumstances. Scarce in-person felt tip signature and inscription, “To Joe, Best of life, Barry Sadler,” on a 5 x 3 card. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 1050. Richie Sambora. Glossy

20 x 16 photo of Sambora posing against a city sky line, signed in blue felt tip. Scattered light creases and surface marks and image a bit grainy, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1054. Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey.

Vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Tommy Dorsey, signed in fountain pen by Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey. Some scattered light soiling, mild rippling along top edge, and a pre-printed Dorsey signature inherent to the photo, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“Get well—Quick!!” 1058. Frank Sinatra.

1055. Frank Sinatra. Unique vin-

tage postcard featuring a composite photo of Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, 7 x 5, with Sinatra signing on the reverse in fountain pen, “Sincerely, Frank Sinatra.” In very good condition, with some toning, soiling, and light rippling along the edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1056. Frank Sinatra.

Large felt tip signature, “Frank Sinatra 1986,” on an off-white 6.5 x 9.5 album page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1057. Frank Sinatra. Ball-

point signature, “Frank Sinatra,” on an off-white slip. Double matted and framed with a color portrait to an overall size of 8.5 x 12.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Casual matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Sam—Get well— Quick!! Frank Sinatra.” In fine condition, with light rippling to the top and bottom edges. It is very uncommon to see this particular pose authentically signed! Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1059. Frank Sinatra. Vintage glossy 8

x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Alice—fondest regards, Frank Sinatra.” In very good condition, with scattered light creases and surface marks, and light overall irregular adhesion to signature and inscription. Alice was one of the head switchboard operators at Warner Brothers in the 1940s. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1060. Stephen Sondheim. DS, two

pages, 8.5 x 11, April 15, 1978. Agreement amendment between Sondheim and InComes Company (Theatre) Limited: “InCome hereby further confirms, represents and warrants that all rights in the narration…of ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’ (The ‘Show’) written by Ned Sherrin…pursuant to the 1978 Agreement have been and are hereby transferred to you, to have and to exercise in connection with your disposition of rights in the Show forever pursuant to the terms of the 1976 Agreement…” Two horizontal folds, one passing through the signature, scattered light creasing, and a staple in the top left corner, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Sousa pens an intricate quote from his 1897 operetta, The Bride-Elect 1061. John Philip Sousa. AMQS on an off-white 6 x

6.5 sheet. Sousa pens six bars of music from his operetta ‘The Bride-Elect,’ signing underneath, “John Philip Sousa, May 1903.” The recipeint of the quote has added a clipped caricature and Sousa’s name above the quote. Matted and framed with a portrait of Sousa to an overall size of 19 x 13. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

On a sheet of truly striking letterhead, the composer mentions “Sousa Day”

1064. Rod Stewart. Sheet music for ‘Downtown Train,’ 9 x 12, seven pages, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple brushes to final stroke of signature. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

1062. John Philip Sousa. TLS, one page,

8.5 x 11, Western Pennsylvania Exposition Society letterhead, no date. In his difficult to decipher hand, writing along the right edge of the stationery, Sousa refers to a “mix-up in the program” and “Sousa Day.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, uniform shade of toning, some scattered spots of light soiling and foxing along the creases, and a small separation at the top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1065. Rod Stewart. Self-titled

album signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a few light edge creases and a bit of light cover wear. The record is included. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

1066. Leopold Stokowski. 1063. Ronnie Spector. Two Ronnie Spec-

tor’s Best Christmas Ever CDs, each signed on the front cover of the booklet in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. The CDs are included. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of the whimsical composer, signed in black ink, “Leopold Stokowski.” In very good condition, with creases, surface marks, and mounting remnants to the reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1067. Barbra Streisand. Two original pen-

1072. James Taylor. White pickguard for a standard-size ‘strat,’ signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

cil sketches of Barbra Streisand, each done by an admirer, 7 x 11 and 8 x 10, each signed in blue felt tip, “Barbra.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1068. The Supremes. Color satin-finish 11 x 14 group photo, signed in-person in blue felt tip by Diana Ross, Cindy Birdsong, and Mary Wilson. In fine condition. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

cards, one featuring a single unidentified bar of music, signed below, “Very cordially, Virgil Thomas, 1986,” and the other featuring three bars of music, signed and inscribed below, “4 Sts in 3 Acts, Virgil Thomson, to May Colman, 1896.” In fine condition, with light brushing to the single-bar musical quote. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1074. Three Tenors.

1069. The Supremes. Color satin-

finish 20 x 16 photo of the Supremes performing, signed in black felt tip by Diana Ross, Cindy Birdsong, and Mary Wilson, with Birdsong adding the group’s name under her signature. In fine condition, with a few scattered light surface marks and edge dings. Rolled. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1070. James Taylor. Natural wood-finish six-string Crescent acoustic guitar, signed on the black pickguard in silver ink by Taylor. In fine condition. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150) 1071. James Taylor.

1073. Virgil Thomson. Two AMQs on individual 5 x 3 off-white

Two albums: That’s Why I’m Here and Greatest Hits, each signed on the front cover in felt tip. In fine condition, with light wear to both, and a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to first album. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Color glossy 14 x 11 photo of the Tenors on stage, signed inperson in silver ink by by Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti. In fine condition, with some slight feathering to each signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1075. Toto. Two indentical color promotional flyers for the UK Re-Union ‘99 Concert, 6 x 8.25, signed in black felt tip by David Paich, Mike Porcaro, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, and Bobby Kimball. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 1076. Tommy Tutone. Two items: glossy

10 x 8 Columbia Records promotional photo of the band, signed in black felt tip by Tommy Heath and in blue felt tip by guitarist Jim Keller; and a 45 rpm record for the single ‘867–5309/Jenny,’ signed in black felt tip on the label by Heath. In fine condition, with light creasing to the photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1077. Twisted Sister. Come

Out and Play album signed on the front cover in black felt tip and silver ink by Dee Snider, Eddie Ojeda, Jay Jay French, Mark Mendoza, and A. J. Pero. In fine condition, with a couple light corner bumps. The record is included. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1078. Steve Vai. Two glossy

8 x 10 photos, one color, each signed in blue felt tip, “Steve Vai 11/09.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Von Trapp Family.

Original program for A Salute to the Trapp Family, Stowe Festival of Music, July 31–August 7, 1965, signed in ballpoint on the front cover by nine members of the von Trapp family members. Signers are: Maria, Rupert, Hedwig, Agatha, Johannes, Rosemarie, Erika, Werner (2), and Eleonora. Also signed at the top by seven others. In fine condition, with some light toning and soiling to the cover, and a few loose pages. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1083. Dinah Washington. Legendary Ameri-

can singer (1924–1963), dubbed the Queen of the Blues, who died of an overdose of sleeping pills at the age of 39. Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo, signed in black ink. Photo is affixed to a 5.25 x 7 piece of foam core. In very good condition, with scattered creases, surface marks and impressions, and some light brushing and irregular adhesion to signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1079. Van Halen. 1984 album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Eddie and Alex Van Halen and in blue felt tip by David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony. In fine condition, with some scattered surface creases and a bit of mild soiling. The record is not included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200) 1080. Vanilla Fudge. Printed

souvenir lyrics to ‘Take Me for a Little While’ on a blue 8.5 x 11 sheet, signed in ballpoint by all four original members: Vince Martell, Tim Bogart, Carmine Appice, and Mark Stein. In fine condition, with some trivial creasing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1081. Velvet Revolver. Color 18 x

24 promotional poster, signed in ink and felt tip by Slash, Duff, Matt Sorum, Dave Kushner, and Scott Weiland. Scattered creases and edge dings, otherwise fine condition.RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1084. Scott Weiland.

Three color glossy photos, two 11 x 14 and one 14 x 11, each signed in silver ink, “Take care, God Bless, S. Weiland.” In very good condition, with scattered creases, surface marks, and dings. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1085. Whitesnake: David Coverdale. Forevermore,

double-vinyl album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Coverdale and also signed again by Coverdale in the middle of each vinyl. In fine condition. The record is included..…(MB $100)

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1086. The Who. Color glossy 8 x 10 group photo, signed in blue felt tip by Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and John Entwistle. In very fine condition. Accompanied by three photos taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1091. Young Rascals. Satin-finish 8 x 10 group photo, signed in blue felt tip by Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli, Gene Cornish, and Felix Cavaliere. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1087. The Who. Color glossy 10 x 8

photo of the band, signed in blue felt tip by Pete Townshend and in silver ink by Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle. In fine condition. Accompanied by three photos taken at time of signing. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1088. John Williams and Peter Benchley.

AMQS on a 6 x 4 offwhite card. Williams pens two bars of music of the theme from Jaws, signing below the quote, “John Williams,” and Peter Benchley signs above Williams’ signature, adding an original sketch of Jaws. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1089.

Woodstock.

Woodstock soundtrack album signed on the inside gatefold in blue and black felt tip by Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Joe Cocker, Carlos Santana, and Arlo Guthrie. Loose and partially separated hinges, and scattered creases and surface wear to covers, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1090. Woodstock. Woodstock

soundtrack album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by 19 performers: Stephen Stills, Grace Slick, Robbie Robertson, Melanie, Paul Kantner, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, John Sebastian, Juma Sultan, Greg Errico, Harvey Mandell, Larry Taylor, Fito de la Parra, Wavy Gravy, Jerry Martini, Marty Balin, Cynthia Robertson, Steve Knight, and Tom Constanten. Scattered light wear and creasing to covers, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1092. Young Rascals: Felix Cavaliere. DS, signed “Felix M.

Cavaliere,” one page, 8.5 x 11, May 24, 1967. Agreement for the Young Rascals to perform a concert at the Pacific National Coliseum for a fee of $4000 guaranteed plus a percentage of the gross receipts. Signed at the bottom by Cavaliere. A three-page rider is stapled to document, detailing the particulars of the show, initialed on the second page by Cavaliere, with the third page (detached) giving a sketch of the performance stage. In fine condition, with staple to top left and some light wrinkling. Accompanied by four unsigned vintage photos of the band’s members. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1093. Neil Young. After the Gold Rush album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. In very good condition, with moderate signature contrast, scattered edge wear and curling, and a PSA/ DNA authentication label affixed to lower corner. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 1094. Neil Young.

Signed book: Greendale. Limited edition. London: Sanctuary, 2004. Hardcover with dustjacket, 9 x 9.5. Signed on the first free end page in black felt tip by Young. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1095. ZZ Top. Eliminator album signed

on the front cover in blue felt tip by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard. In fine condition, with some light cover wear, trivial surface loss from removal of label, and a few small edge creases. The record is not included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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classic entertainment 1096. 77 Sunset Strip. Glossy 10 x 8

photo of Edd Byrnes, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and Roger Smith in 77 Sunset Strip, signed in black felt tip by all three, with Byrnes adding “77.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1097. Academy Award Winners. Three vintage

fountain pen signatures on off-white cards, all approximately 3.5 x 2.5, each affixed to individual 8 x 10.5 album pages with clipped photos. Signers are: Charles Coburn, Walter Huston, and Victor McLaglen. In fine condition. Accompanied by additional clippings and photos. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1100. Actresses. Eight glossy 8 x 10

photos, each signed in ink or felt tip by the respective actress pictured. Signers are: Lauren Bacall, Ann Blyth, Phyllis Brooks (ins), Rhonda Fleming, Rose Hobart (ins), Dorothy Lamour (ins), Rita Moreno, and Barbara Stanwyck (ins). In very good condition, with scattered creases and surface marks. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1101. Actresses. Four vintage ink signatures on off-white cards, ranging in size from 3.5 x 2.25 to 3.5 x 2.5, each affixed to individual 8 x 10.5 album pages with clipped photos of the actress. Signers are: Claudette Colbert, Tallulah Bankhead, Hedda Hopper, and Marie Dressler. In fine to very good condition, with light toning to a few, show-through from mounting on the reverse of Dressler’s signature, and two vertical creases passing through the first and last name of Bankhead’s signature. Each signature is accompanied by additional clippings and photos. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1098. Academy Award Winners. Color glossy 8 x

10 photo of an Oscar statue, signed in felt tip by Academy Award winners Rita Moreno, Joan Fontaine, Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine, James Stewart, Patricial Neal, Jon Voight, and Geoffrey Rush. In fine condition, with light contrast to Neal’s signature. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Super scarce signed photo of Grandmama Addams

1099. Addams Family: Blossom Rock. Ultra-

rare glossy 5 x 7 photo of Rock as the matriarch of the Addams Family, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Erin Benson, Blossom Rock, Grandmama Addams.” In fine condition, with some light creasing a few trivial surface marks. This is the first signed photo of Rock that we’ve ever seen! Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1104. John Murray Anderson.

Multi-faceted mogul of show business (1886–1954) who assumed the various roles of theatre director and producer, songwriter, actor, screenwriter, and lighting designer in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in film. Scarce vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Anderson speaking into a microphone, signed vertically in fountain pen, “To: ‘Come Back Little Sheba,’ With affectionate greetings for Xmas and for always, John Murray Anderson, 1953.” In fine condition, with a few trivial creases and a small tear to the right edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1105. Andy Griffith Show: Hal Smith. Cardstock 8 x 10 photo

of Otis being deputized by Andy Griffith, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Joel, Best wishes, Hal Smith, Otis Campbell 1994.” In fine condition, with semi-circular surface marks along bottom of image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

11 0 8 . F r e d Astaire. Hand-

some vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo, floridly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Kathryn Crager, Sincerely, Fred Astaire.” In fine condition, with moderate silvering to the darker areas of the image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1106. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Darling vintage glossy 9.75 x 8 photo of the timeless duo locked in a playful gaze on the dance floor, signed in fountain pen, “Fred Astaire,” and signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Jerry & Ede, Ginger Rogers.” In very good condition, with scattered light creasing and rippling, light contrast to Astaire’s signature and slightly irregular ink adhesion to Rogers’ signature and inscription. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1109. Fred and Adele Astaire.

Very nice cardstock 8 x 10 photo of Fred and Adele arm-in-arm, signed in silver ink, “Fred Astaire,” and signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “Love to Jerry, Adele Astaire.” In fine condition, with some light rippling to left edge. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1107. Fred Astaire. Two items: DS, one page, 7.25 x 3.25,

dated February 15, 1954. A change in post office address filled out and signed by Astaire; and a TLS, one page, 5.75 x 9, dated November 8, 1960, on his personal letterhead. Astaire writes to John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company requesting a check for $25,000.00. Staple holes to left and top edge of letter, a vertical fold to document, as well as several stamps and notations, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1110. Jimmy Aubrey. English actor

1114. Lucille Ball. Personal

(18897–1983) known for his work with Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy. He appeared in 419 films during his 38 year film career. Ink signature, “Jimmy Aubrey,” on an off-white 6 x 4 card, with a small clipped photo of the actor affixed to the bottom right corner. In fine condition, with uniform toning and a darker block of toning towards the top right corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Ball, “Lucille Ball Arnaz,” payable to Kelley’s for $31.10, stamp-dated November 22, 1954. Matted with a photo of Ball from I Love Lucy to an overall size of 16 x 18. In fine condition, with a central vertical crease, and the expected cancellation stamps, with light show-through from a stamp on the reverse, and cancellation holes lightly affect the first letter of the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1111. Lauren Bacall. Satin-

1115. Martin Balsam. Glossy

9.5 x 7.25 photo of Balsam outdoors in one of his films, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with trimmed edges and some scattered light surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

finish 10 x 8 photo of Bacall sandwiched between Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, signed in black felt tip by Bacall. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1112. Lauren Bacall. Glossy

8 x 10 Warner Bros. promotional photo for Sex and the Single Girl, signed and inscribed in black ink “For Pierre, Lauren Bacall.” In fine condition, with a few light horizontal streaks to finish. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1116. Brigitte Bardot. Provocative glossy 11 x 14 photo of a young Bardot playfully twirling, signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Exceptionally rare book detailing the extravagant concepts that gave birth to modern cinema 1113. A. J. Balaban. Pioneering entertainer (1889–1962) whose

cutting-edge approaches to early entertainment would lay the groundwork for the contemporary theater experience. Signed book: Continuous Performance: Biography of A. J. Balaban. Limited edition first edition of 500 copies, this being No. 103. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1942. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.75, 240 pages. Signed in ink on the limitations page, “A. J. Balaban” and his wife and author of the book, “Carrie Balaban.” In good condition, with uniform and some heavier areas of scattered toning throughout and to the boards, hinge almost completely separated with the back hinge split, pencil notation in another hand on the first opening page, price clip to the dustjacket, and some wear to the cover, with a few small areas of paper loss at the head of the spine and the edges. As the first item we’ve ever encountered from Balaban, it’s fitting that it contains the story of the innovative showman’s life. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1121. John and Lionel Barrymore.

Vintage fountain pen signatures, “Lionel Barrymore, June 5 1919,” and “John Barrymore,” on an off-white 6 x 7.75 album page. Some mild edge toning, a touch of trivial soiling, and a trimmed left edge, otherwise fine condition. On the date this album page was signed, the two brothers were appearing together on Broadway in “The Jest” (this was one of the few occasions when they appeared together onstage). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1117. Brigitte Bardot. Vintage

3.5 x 5.5 deckle-edge French postcard photo, signed in the lower border in fountain pen. A few light creases and spots, and light postal impressions to right edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1122. Ralph Bates.

1118. Brigitte Bardot. Two different

glossy 8 x 10 photos, one featuring the sultry beauty showing some leg and twirling her skirt, and the other highlighting her hour-glass figure in a bathing suit, each boldly signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1119. P. T. Barnum.

Ink signature, “P. T. Barnum,” on an offwhite 2.5 x .75 clipped slip affixed to a slightly larger slip. In very good condition, with scattered toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1120. P. T. Barnum. Signed

book: Life of P. T. Barnum. First edition. Buffalo: Courier Company, 1889. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8, 360 pages. Signed on the first free end page, “P. T. Barnum 1890.” In very good condition, with scattered soiling and a pencil notation to signed page, a slight brush to last name of signature, hinges a bit week, toning to fore-edges, and some scattered light wear to covers and spine. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

English actor (1940– 1991) who, at one time, was the one of the most lauded and best-known actors from Hammer Horror’s, appearing in such cult classics as The Horror of Frankenstein, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Lust for a Vampire, and Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde. Felt tip signature and inscription, “To Buddy, Best Wishes, Robert Bates,” on an off-white 6 x 4 card. In fine condition, with light creasing and toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1123. Anne Baxter.

Signed book: Intermission: A True Story. First edition. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1976. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6 x 8.75, 384 pages. Signed in black felt tip on the half- title page, “Anne Baxter.” In fine condition, with a light pencil notation in another hand on the first free end page, and a price clip to the dustjacket. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1124. Anne Baxter. Early and

adorable vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Baxter posing next to an oversized wagon wheel, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Ms. Sayre, happiness to you always, Anne Baxter.” A light vertical crease running parallel along the left edge, a few trivial creases, and some light soiling to the top corners, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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“I had a fine glimpse of Tangier. Alas it is not what it was, but gave me an opportunity of making some sketches” 1125. Cecil Beaton. Academy Award–winning British photographer and costume and production designer (1904–1980). ALS signed “Cecil,” one page, 8 x 10, no date. Letter to Francis. In part: “I have only one book left, so will have to reprint. It should take its time. I had a fine glimpse of Tangier. Alas it is not what it was, but gave me an opportunity of making some sketches. The garden here on my return is quite promising.” In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, a few creases and wrinkles, and a few spots of toning. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1126. Warren Beatty. Vintage

semi-glossy 8 x 10 double weight photo from Bonnie and Clyde, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Peter, Best wishes, Warren Beatty.” In fine condition, with some light rubbing to finish, and Beatty’s last name a bit light due to reduced ink flow. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1127. Joan Bennett. Vintage

Vintage 10 x 8 photo of Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Ralph Ward, with good wishes from Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.” Photo is affixed to a slightly larger offwhite album page. In fine condition, with some light corner creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1130. Ingrid Bergman. Ballpoint signa-

glossy 8 x 10 photo of Bennett resting her head on her arm, signed in fountain pen. In very good condition, with scattered creases and surface marks, toning to corners from previous mounting remnants, a few spots, and some mild rippling to finish. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

ture, “Ingrid Bergman,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card with a small photo of the actress affixed to the top left corner and a typed collector’s notation along the bottom of the card. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1128. Joan Bennett.

Two vintage glossy 8 x 10 photos, each signed in fountain pen, with Bennett adding a brief inscription to one. Scattered light creases and surface marks, and binder dings to left edge of one photo, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1129. Edgar Bergen.

1131. Ingrid Bergman.

Glossy 8 x 10 20th Century Fox promotional photo for Anastasia, signed and inscribed in blue ink “Pour Pierre—Ingrid Bergman.” Scattered creases and surface marks, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Dramatic portrait of Bernhardt as the murderous star of La Tosca 1132. Sarah Bernhardt. French actress (1844–1923), known as ‘The Divine Sarah,’ who became one of the most revered personalities ever to grace the stage. Original sepia 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo, by Nadar of Paris, of Bernhardt in the title role of La Tosca, standing over the corrupt official she has just murdered, signed and inscribed in fountain pen in French, and dated 1887. In very good condition, with scattered light soiling and spotting to image and border, a small fingerprint to lower right, and scattered surface marks. La Tosca opened in 1887 in Paris, so it is probable that this photo was signed during the original run. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1133. Jacqueline Bisset.

Alluring glossy 8 x 10 photo of a sun-kissed Bisset, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1135. Ward Bond. Vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 photo, signed in fountain pen, “Best wishes, Ward Bond.” In fine condition, with collector’s notations and adhesive remnant on reverse, thin pencil lines to top corners, and a small tear to left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Rare portrait of ‘Hoss’ Cartwright 1134. Dan Blocker.

Actor (1928–1972) best known for the role of “Hoss” Cartwright on the popular television series Bonanza. Uncommon glossy 7 x 9 photo of Blocker as his Bonanza character, ‘Hoss’ Cartwright, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “All my love to you Theresa, Dan.” In very good condition, with surface impressions to upper portion of image from collector’s notations on reverse, scattered creases and light surface marks, and some fingerprints to bottom portion. Blocker is scarce in signed photos, particularly in character as ‘Hoss.’ Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

11 3 6 . R i c h a r d Boone. Glossy 7 x

9.25 photo of Boone from Hombre, signed and inscribed in black ink “To Peter from Richard Boone.” Trimmed edges, small area of surface loss to lower right, light contrast to inscription, and a few surface marks, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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Extremely rare signed 8 x 10 of Bogie and Bacall, the first we’ve seen 1137. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Vintage glossy

7.75 x 10 Warner Bros. publicity photo of the Bogarts sailing together most likely on Bogart’s famous boat the Santana, credited to Floyd McCarthy, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “For Mina, much love from Bogie,” with Bacall signing in front of her husband’s name “Betty” [her given name]. Lightly trimmed vertical edges, scattered creases and surface marks, Bacall’s signature a couple shades lighter than Bogart’s, and a bit of trivial edge soiling, otherwise fine condition. Next to Bacall, the second love of Bogart’s life was sailing. The Santana, a fifty-five-foot sailing yacht, which he had bought from Dick Powell and June Allyson was his home away from home. Not merely a movie star with deep pockets, Bogart was a serious helmsman, spending over half his weekends a year on the sea and even competing and taking first in class in at least two respectable races. An interesting, relaxed pose of the famous couple enjoying Bogies favorite pastime. One of only three signed images of Bogart and Bacall we have seen, and the only one of this size. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

1139. Ernest Borgnine. Glossy 8 x 10 United Artists publicity photo from his AA-winning role in Marty, signed vertically in fountain pen. In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and surface impressions. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1140. Ernest Borgnine. Satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Borgnine as Quinton McHale, signed in-person in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1141. The Brady Bunch. Color 24 x 36

poster of Mrs. Brady, Alice, and the Brady kids, signed in felt tip by Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, and Susan Olsen. Scattered dings and creases, mainly to edges, otherwise fine condition. Rolled. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Vintage portrait from The Night of the Following Day 1142. Marlon Brando. Vin-

tage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Brando from The Night of the Following Day , signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Pierre, Marlon Brando.” In very good to fine condition, with light contrast to signature, diagonal crease to lower right corner, mild rippling along left edge, and scattered light surface marks and rubbing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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After accepting $5 million from Random House to publish his 1995 autobiography, Brando’s refusal to act raises serious alarms

1143. Marlon Brando. TLS signed “Marlon,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, April 13, 1993. Brando writes to Harry Evans of Random House regarding the literary progress of his autobiography, in full: “I just got off the phone with Bob Lindsey and wish to inform you that in accordance with our conversation earlier today by phone, I have had Bob Lindsey read to me, in its entirety, the first third of the book which I recognize as the collaborative effort of Bob Lindsey and myself, the writing of my autobiography. The general construction of the biography meets with my approval. As a first draft, it was satisfactory to me. It is essential that you understand that it is only a first draft and that my stating that it is ‘satisfactory’ in no way impinges upon my right to properly edit it and make alterations that I may find necessary. In the course of events of my literary effort, I am sure you will agree that substantial changes are sometimes made, and changes of importance are almost always made. I reserve the right to make those changes. Further, it is understood by me that on receipt of this facsimile, that you have agreed to wire transfer forthwith, i.e. today, the moneys due me. Please confirm to me on receipt of this facsimile that you agree with the information contained herein.” Light surface creasing, three binder holes along the left edges, the top two both slightly enlarged, a staple mark just below the top binder hole on both pages, and a horizontal fold three-quarters of the way down the second page, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a marvelous color glossy unsigned photo and a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Songs My Mother Taught Me, the title of Brando’s much anticipated 1995 autobiography, had Harry Evans and the rest of Random House reeling. They were convinced they have procured THE book. They had Brando, and were offering him a hefty sum of $5,000,000 for his story. Elaborate media campaigns were launched, and the publishing company set to print 500,000 copies for the release, a gargantuan amount. But after missing a 1993 deadline, Random House hired Robert Lindsay to help streamline the project: “the first third of the book which I recognize as the collaborative effort of Bob Lindsey and myself, the writing of my autobiography.” Brando seemed strangely hesitant to put any real energy into its success. He declined multiple television appearances, and made a blabbering mess of his appearance on the one invitation he did accept on The Larry King show. The book sold 250,000 copies upon release, leaving Random House with a hefty disappointment and a deep bankroll to recoup. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1144. Bride of Frankenstein: O. P. Heggie. Austrian character actor

(1877–1936) who portrayed the kindly blind hermit in Bride of Frankenstein. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Yours Faithfully, O. P. Heggie,” on an offwhite 3 x 2 slip. Matted with a classic photo of the hermit with Frankenstein’s monster to an overall size of 15 x 15. In fine condition, with a few stray ink marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1145. Billie Burke. Vintage glossy 3.25 x 5.25 postcard photo, signed in fountain pen. In very good condition, with scattered creases, surface impressions from postal cancellations, and rubbing to finish. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1147. Richard Burton. Vintage glossy 8

x 10 photo, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and surface marks and curling to horizontal edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Cagney’s memories of playing Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy: “Mr. Cohan sending out his lawyer friend, of 300 pounds and Boston Irish, to sit in judgment on what was in the finished product” 1148. James Cagney. TLS signed “Jim C.,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Verney Farm letterhead,

August 27, 1979. Cagney writes an admirer. In part: “I can understand the mystery involved in the final script of ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy.’ The Epstein boys were responsible for most of the re-write. There is no reason for you to know that, or through the shooting scripts there were interpolations by actors and directors concerned with it. Curtiz did have very little to do with that, as his knowledge of English was very spare…and the Epstein boys put his name in in place of their own as a favor to a friend…The crying that I used in the death scene with Papa, just seemed to do the finishing off of what was in the script. I believe I told you in my other letter to you about Mr. Cohan sending out his lawyer friend, of 300 pounds and Boston Irish, to sit in judgment on what was in the finished product…after 20 minutes…the lower man was in tears. We knew then we had his complete approval. There were many things which dropped into the script. But that was true of all our jobs for some of us. Curtiz, to answer your questions about him, wore his coat of many colors rather well, and he was most unhappy when off the set. I used to say there was no such person as Curtiz, but only Curtiz the director. I understand they would actually take the camera from him to keep him from going on for 24 hours of straight shooting. He was truly fanatical. I understand he had no life off the set.” In fine condition, with intersecting horizontal and vertical folds. A unique firsthand perspective of Cagney’s Academy Award–winning role, brimming with colorful anecdotes and directly mentioning famed director Michael Curtiz and the Academy Award winning screenwriting Epstein brothers. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1151. Capucine. Actress (1928–1990) who committed suicide by leaping from a window. Glossy 5 x 7 head-andshoulders photo, signed in black felt tip, “Capucine.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1149. Michael Caine. Glossy

8 x 10 photo of Caine as Gonville Bromhead in Zulu, signed in black felt tip, “Best Wishes, Michael Caine.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1150.

Cantinflas.

Renowned Mexican film comedian (19111993). Vintage glossy 10.75 x 8.25 double weight Columbia Films promotional photo for Pepe, signed and inscribed in blue ink “To Peter from Cantinflas.” In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and surface marks, and light contrast to signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1152. Claudia Cardinale.

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of the buxom beauty, signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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Exceptionally rare oversized image of the young Tramp 1155. Charlie Chaplin. Handsome vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo, signed and inscribed in the bottom border in fountain pen, “To Wyn, From Charlie.” In fine condition, with light creasing and trivial soiling to the corners. A clean and crisp image of a dashing Chaplin. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Stellar in-person portrait of the Tramp from his award-winning Circus

1156. Charlie Chaplin. Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Chaplin as the ‘Tramp’ in The Circus, signed in-person in blue ink in his later years, “Hello! Charles Chaplin.” In fine condition, with light vertical streaking to finish. The Circus was nominated for four Academy Awards, but the Academy took Chaplin out of the running by giving him a Special Award, for acting, writing, directing and producing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Revealing letters brimming with admiration and affection for Gene Tunney: “Men of your caliber should be given in example constantly to show that—when they have what it takes—men can reach anywhere from anywhere” 1157. Maurice Chevalier. Three ALSs, two signed “Maurice,” and one signed “Maurice Chevalier,” one page each, 8.5 x 10.75, Parisian letterhead, dated from June of 1960–September of 1960. In letters addressed to famed boxer Gene Tunney, Chevalier writes, in part: “You are one of my heroes for what you have made of yourself. In fact—men of your caliber should be given in example constantly to show that—when they have what it takes—men can reach anywhere from anywhere—You are a Prince.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, surface creasing and toning, three binder holes along the right edge of each letter, and one letter stapled to an unsigned TLS from Tunney. Accompanied by two unsigned carbon TLSs from Tunney. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1158. Child Stars. Five

glossy photos, one 5 x 7, three 8 x 10, and one 10 x 8, each signed in felt tip by the respective child star pictured. Signers are: George ‘Foghorn’ Winslow, Margaret O’Brien, Gordon ‘Porky’ Lee, Robert Blake, and Mickey Rooney. In fine condition, with some scattered light creases, a bit heavier to Winslow’s photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1159. Montgomery Clift. Highly regarded

American actor (1920– 1966) best known for his Oscar-nominated turns in such classics as Judgment at Nuremberg, From Here to Eternity, and A Place in the Sun. A 1956 car accident which left him disfigured set him on a downward spiral of substance abuse that earned him a reputation for unreliability and led to his death at the age of 45. Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To Peter, Monty Clift,” on a light yellow 5.5 x 4.25 album page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Extremely early letter from the future Academy Award winner discussing Shakespeare 1160. Charles Coburn. ALS signed “Charles D. Coburn,” three pages, 8.5 x 5.5, Office of Charles Douville Coburn letterhead, January 20, 1914. Letter to George Hinckley. In part: “It is our purpose & endeavor to put on, from time to time, all of the plays of Shakespeare. This year we will do ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ and ‘Hamlet’… the former is a play not very often done, the latter has never, to my knowledge, been done out-of-doors. We could do many of the plays if we were an endowed organization & were not compelled to exist upon ‘box office’ receipts.” In fine condition, with two vertical mailing folds, one passing through a single letter of signature. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 1161. Claudette Colbert. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Colbert as Cleopatra, signed in red felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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11 6 6 . G a r y Cooper. DS,

1162. Joan Collins. Sexy satinfinish 8 x 10 photo of Collins in a skimpy costume, signed in-person in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1163. Ronald Colman. Vintage

ink signature, “Ronald Colman,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 card, with a small collector’s notation along bottom. Paperclip impression to top and a bit of scattered light foxing, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

two pages, 8.5 x 11, February 6, 1959. Agreement between Warner Bros. and Cooper amending a previous agreement regarding the motion picture The Sundowners, with Cooper asking to be released from playing the role of Paddy Carmody. In part: “You have now requested that for personal reasons you be relieved of being required to render your services in the aforesaid motion picture ‘The Sundowners.’ We hereby agree not to require you to render your services in the said motion picture…” Agreement lists three conditions, with the last condition crossed out and initialled by Cooper. Signed at the conclusion by Cooper and a Warner Bros. representative. In fine condition, with punch and staple holes to top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1164. Columbia Stars. Color 30 x 24 poster entitled “The Stars of Columbia Pictures,” signed in black felt tip by Terry Frost, Jane Wyatt, Gail Davis, Terry Moore, Clayton Moore, Walt LaRue, Sheb Wooley, Jock Mahoney, Penny Singleton, Richard Farnsworth, Pat Buttram, Elena Verdugo, Dub Taylor, Alan Hale, Jr., and one other. Rolled and in fine condition, with some light creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 1165. Richard Conte. Glossy 10 x 8 Warner Bros. promotional photo for Hotel, signed and inscribed in black ink “To Pierre, Richard Conte.” In fine condition, with some light corner creases and a few scattered surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1167. Gary Cooper. Early vintage glossy 8 x 10.25 photo featuring

Cooper in cowboy garb, signed in fountain pen, “Best wishes, Gary Cooper, 1931.” In very good condition, with a central horizontal crease, scattered light surface creasing, two moderate edge tears, and some paper loss that could be easily matted out. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1168. Cowboys. Five glossy 8 x 10 photos, each signed in ink or felt tip by the respective cowboy

actor pictured. Signers are: Roy Rogers, Lash LaRue, Rex Allen, Monte Hale, and John Hart. In fine condition, with light brushing to Allen’s signature and some light surface rubbing to a couple other photos. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1169.

Cowboys.

Three vintage fountain pen signatures on offwhite cards, ranging in size from 3.5 x 2 to 3.25 x 2.5, each affixed to individual 8 x 10.5 album pages with clipped images. Signers are: William S. Hart (signed “W. S. Hart”), Ken Maynard, and Jack Hoxie. In fine to very good condition, with toning and a vertical crease affecting two letters of Hart’s signature. Each signature is accompanied by additional photos and clippings. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1170. Buster Crabbe. Glossy

8 x 10 photo of Crabbe as Tarzan posing with a lion, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Dick— With best wishes and the best of health always, Buster Crabbe.” In very good condition, with some light creases, binder dings to left edge, tear to right edge, and trivial surface loss to top of image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1174. Bing Crosby.

Vintage ink signature, “Bing Crosby,” on an off-white slip. Double matted and framed with a photo from White Christmas, as well as a 45 rpm single of ‘White Christmas, to an overall size of 24 x 16. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Dandridge places her trust in the hands of infamous Hollywood manager and lawyer, Jerome B. Rosenthal

1171. Buster Crabbe. Color

24 x 30 composite Flash Gordon poster, signed in black felt tip, “Buster Crabbe.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1175. Dorothy Dandridge.

1172. Joan Crawford. Vintage

glossy 8 x 10 MGM publicity photo of Crawford looking skyward, signed and inscribed in-person in fountain pen “To Saul, See you next year, Joan Crawford.” Reverse of photo bears collector’s stamp date of October 27, 1935, the date the signature was acquired. In very good condition, with small circular stain next to facial area, scattered light creases and surface marks, a bit of light spotting to emulsion, and a couple small brushes to signature. Saul Goodman Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1173. Joan Crawford. Lovely vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 MGM Hurrell publicity photo of Crawford looking over her shoulder, signed and inscribed in-person in fountain pen “To Saul Goodman from Joan Crawford.” Reverse of photo bears collector’s stamp date of March 10, 1937, the date the signature was acquired. In fine condition. Saul Goodman Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.… (MB $200)

Beautiful and talented AfricanAmerican actress (1922–1965) who earned an Academy Award nomination for her leading role in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. She died of a drug overdose at the age of 42. DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, February 5, 1959. Dandridge addresses Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp: “Please refer to my contract of employment with you dated February 15, 1955. With respect to paragraph Sixth of said agreement, I hereby instruct you to send all notices, payments or other documents which you may desire to serve or deliver to me under or pursuant to said agreement to me in care of Mr. Jerome B. Rosenthal, 250 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Any authority previously given you to send notice to me in case of Earl Mills is hereby rescinded and revoked.” In very good condition, with three mailing folds, scattered creasing, some light toning, a few small edge tears, and four staple marks and pencil notations in another hand along the top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1176. Dorothy Dandridge. Beautiful and

1180. Doris Day.

talented African-American actress (1922–1965) who earned an Academy Award nomination for her leading role in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. She died of a drug overdose at the age of 42. Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To John, Sincerely, Dorothy Dandridge,” on a light blue 6 x 4 album page. In fine condition, with light edge wear and toning, and a couple light strokes from irregular ink flow. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Provocative glossy 14 x 11 photo of Day lounging on a haystack in a barn, signed in black felt tip, “love, Doris Day.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1181. Laraine Day.

1177. Dorothy Dandridge.

Beautiful glossy 8 x 10 photo of Day decked in diamonds and lace, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

Scarce ALS, one page, 4 x 5, September 15, 1953. Dandridge writes to Mr. Star, in full: “Just a note to say thank you so very much for the nice things you have said about me. It means a lot, and I am most greatful [sic].” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1178. Linda Darnell. Vin-

1182. Olivia de Havilland. Terrific TLS, one

tage glossy 8 x 10 20th Century Fox promotional photo for Centennial Summer, signed and inscribed in purple fountain pen “To Harold, Linda Darnell.” In very good condition, with repaired tear to left edge, scattered creases and surface marks, and light soiling to borders. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1179. Doris Day. Color satinfinish 8 x 10 photo of Day sitting on the floor, signed in black felt tip, “love, Doris Day.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

page, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, August 25, 1943. DeHavilland responds to one of her fans. In part: “The fact the Government Girl has been in its final stages of production has prevented me from thanking you for your charming letter before this. The picture…will be released within another six weeks…Princess O’Rourke and Devotion will not be shown until after Thanksgiving.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a card bearing a lipstick imprint of DeHavilland’s lips and the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1187. Marlene Dietrich. Glossy

1183. Sandra Dee. Vintage

10 x 8 photo of Dietrich bathed in soft light, signed in silver ink. Some scattered light creasing and surface marks, and some light rubbing to finish, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

glossy 7.5 x 9.25 photo, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with trimmed edges and a few scattered light surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1188. Marlene Dietrich. Signed book:

1184. William Demarest.

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Uncle Charley, signed in black felt tip, “From ‘Uncle Charley’ My 3 Sons, Wm. Demarest.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

ABC. Limited edition revised edition #89/250. NY: Frederick Ungar, 1984. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 170 pages. Signed in black felt tip on the first free end page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1189. Directors and Producers. Three vin-

1185. Marlene Dietrich. Glossy

8 x 10 photo of Dietrich holding a rose to her cheek, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

tage fountain pen signatures on off-white cards, ranging in size from 3.5 x 2 to 3.5 x 2.25, each affixed to individual 8 x 10.5 album pages with clipped photos. Signers are: Frank Capra, William Wellman, and King Vidor (along with an additional signature from his wife, Florence Vidor). In fine condition, with light toning and some trivial soiling. Accompanied by additional photos and clippings. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

DeMille reflects after winning an award for The Greatest Show on Earth “I have learned two things from [the Academy Awards] that are good for an old traveler to know—I can still be surprised and I have more friends than I knew” 1186. Cecil B. deMille. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Paramount Pictures Corporation

letterhead, March 28, 1953. In a letter to George Wines, deMille writes, in full: “Thank you for your gracious letter concerning the Academy Awards. I have learned two things from them that are good for an old traveler to know—I can still be surprised and I have more friends than I knew. Please plant a kiss on Mrs. Wines’ lovely brow for her good wishes and kind thoughts.” Surface creasing, toning around the edges, a few small edge tears, and one of the mailing folds passing through the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Douglas permits the educational distribution of his 1956 film, Lust for Life 1190. Kirk Douglas.

DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, August 1, 1956. Douglas grants Loew’s Incorporated permission regarding the educational disbursement of “the photoplay ‘Lust For Life’” through such distributors as TextFilm Department and the McGraw-Hill Book Company. In very good condition, with scattered light to moderate creasing, toning and two punch holes along the top edge, some small tears along the left edge, a few stray pencil marks, and one of the horizontal mailing folds passing through the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1191. Kirk Douglas.

Color satin-finish 11 x 14 photo of Douglas as Spartacus, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple light surface marks and corner tip dings. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1193. Marie Dressler.

Vintage pearl-finish 10 x 13 Hurrell photo of Dressler framed in mink, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Fred Johnson, Cordially, Marie Dressler.” In fine condition, with light discoloration towards the top right corner and a trivial crease to the bottom left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1194. Irene Dunne. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Dunne from early in her career, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple scattered light surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1195. Deanna Durbin. Striking color-tinted vintage mattefinish 10.5 x 13.5 Universal Pictures promotional photo of Durbin in a pink lace blouse, signed and inscribed in yellow ink, “Good luck to Barbara, Sincerely, Deanna.” Some light creases, surface marks, and a few trivial spots of soiling, and light contrast to the signature and inscription, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1192. Melvyn Douglas. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Douglas from The Sea of Grass, signed and inscribed in blue ink “To Pierre, Melvyn Douglas.” Scattered creases and surface marks and impressions, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1196. Robert Duvall. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Duvall from his memorable performance in Apocalypse Now, signed boldly in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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1201. Anita Ekberg.

Glossy 10 x 8 Paramount promotional photo for War and Peace, signed and inscribed in black ink “To Pierre, Sincerely, Anita Ekberg.” In fine condition, with a couple trivial creases and surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1197. Robert Duvall. Satinfinish 8 x 12 photo of Duvall as Tom Hagen from The Godfather, signed in-person in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1202. Frank Fay.

1198. Clint Eastwood. Glossy 13.75 x

10 photo of Eastwood from one of his early westerns, signed inperson in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1199. Easy R i d e r. C o l o r

satin-finish 14 x 11 photo from the film, signed in-person in blue felt tip by Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda. In very fine condition. Originally obtained by inperson specialist Mike Wehrmann. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1200. Barbara Eden. Glossy

16 x 20 photo of Eden as Jeannie, signed in black felt tip, “Barbara Eden ‘Jeannie.’” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Handsome vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 head-and-shoulders photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Lew, All that’fs Perf—to you, Sincerely, Frank.” Scattered light surface creasing, marks,and areas of discoloration to the image and background, and slight contrast to the end of the signature, otherwise fine condition. Frank Fay was married to actress Barbara Stanwyck. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1203. Jose Ferrer.

Glossy 10 x 8 photo from Moulin Rouge, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “Pour Pierre, Jose Ferrer.” Light corner tip creases and surface impressions from notations on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1204. Albert Finney. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of a young Finney from one of his films, signed in-person in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Scarce document from the pioneering director

1205. Robert Florey. French screenwriter, director, and actor (1900–1979) whose

body of work included The Cocoanuts with the Marx Brothers, Ex-Lady with Bette Davis, Murders in the Rue Morgue with Bela Lugosi, and Rogues’ Regiment with Dick Powell and Vincent Price. Florey was also one of the first film directors to make the transition to television, producing many episodes of The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and The Twilight Zone. DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, February 22, 1964. A confidential document detailing the methods through which the Directors Guild of America, Inc. computes its membership dues. Florey lists his earnings for 1963 “As A Member, including wages, payment for residual rights, TV re-runs, deferred payments and participations were $15,000,” and his “estimated earnings for 1964 to be $10,000,” signed and dated by Florey, adding his Los Angeles address. In very good condition, with scattered surface creasing, a paperclip impression towards the top left corner, and ink notations in another hand and a ‘received’ stamp towards the bottom portion of the document. The first item we’ve ever seen from Florey, this document presents a flawless signature and a unique look into the inner workings of the exclusive guild. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1206. Jane Fonda.

Daring color glossy 14 x 11 photo of Fonda as Barbarella, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1207. Jane Fonda.

Color 14 x 11 lobby card for the 1968 Paramount Pictures film Barbarella, signed in black felt tip, “Jane Fonda.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1208. Joan Fontaine. Sultry

glossy 8 x 10 photo of Fontaine sitting seductively on a sofa in an opulent gown, signed in silver ink. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

Early signature of a 12-year-old “Gwyllyn Ford” 1209. Glenn Ford.

Vintage school-age pencil signature, “When you see a monkey in a tree, Pull his tale and think of me. Your friend, Gwyllyn Ford,” “1344 15th St, Santa Monica, Calif.,” on a light yellow 5.25 x 4.5 album page. Signature is still housed in its original autograph album, with many other signatures of the owner’s classmates, some dated 1928. In fine condition, with expected wear to album. Ford would change his name in 1939 upon joining Columbia Pictures, taking his name from his father’s hometown of Glenford, Canada. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1210. Bob Fosse. Glossy 8 x 10

Columbia Pictures publicity photo from 1979, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Pierre, Bob Fosse.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Baron Frankenstein pens his name at one of his favorite haunts, the famed Devonshire Club

1211. Jodie Foster. Satin-finish

11 x 14 photo of Foster from her Academy-Award nominated role in Taxi Driver, signed in-person in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1215. Frankenstein: Frederick Kerr. Char-

1212. Jodie Foster. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 Columbia Pictures publicity photo from Taxi Driver, signed and inscribed in black ink as a teenager, “To Pierre, Best wishes always, Love, Jodie Foster.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1213. Frankenstein. Vintage

fountain pen signature, “Frederick Kerr,” on an off-white slip; felt tip signature, “Mae Clarke” on a white card; and ballpoint signature, ”From John Boles,” on a light green album page. All three are matted together with a photo of the three from the film and a small color image of a Frankenstein movie poster, to an overall size of 11 x 14. Some light toning and creasing to the Kerr and Boles signatures, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

acter actor best remembered for the role of old Baron Frankenstein in James Whale’s 1931 classic, Frankenstein. Scarce vintage ink signature, “With pleasure, Yrs. faithfully, Frederick Kerr, Haymarket Theatre, March 15, 1894,” on an off-white 4 x 6 sheet of trimmed Devonshire Club stationery. In fine condition, with light toning and trimmed edges. A bold and crisp signature tying the elusive actor to a legendary gentlemen‘s club. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce handwritten letter from Frankenstein’s hermit 1214. Frankenstein: O. P. Heggie. Character actor (1877–1936) who

portrayed the kindly blind hermit in The Bride of Frankenstein. Uncommon ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, embossed The Players letterhead, August 27, 1928. Letter to an official of the Green Room Club. In part: “I have just received a request from the committee of the B. K. Huggins Testimonial for a subscription. I had a note from Aubrey Smith last spring…and I sent him the equivalent of £2-2-0…possibly my name has been overlooked & you might be kind enough to let me know if my sub. has reached you.” In fine condition, with a few light brushes and foxing to first page. Scarce in any form, this is only the second Heggie letter we have seen. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Right now I’m in rehearsal for ‘Babes In Toyland,’… Tommy Sands and I will have our record released March 27th” 1216. Annette Funicello. ALS signed “Annette,” one page, 6 x 8, February 19, 1961. Letter to Buddy Basch. In part: “I guess you know how busy things have been at the studio. I especially want to thank you very much for the fabulous job you’ve been doing on record promos… Right now I’m in rehearsal for ‘Babes In Toyland,’ will be rehearsing until March 13th, and then we start filming. Tommy Sands and I will have our record released March 27th, and I guess you know it’s on Capital.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Annette’s hand, and signed “Funicello” in the return address area. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Dashing Gable portrait pre-dating his iconic role as Rhett Butler 1217. Clark Gable. Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 head-andshoulders photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Suzanne, With my kindest wishes always, Clark Gable.” In fine condition, with scattered light silvering to darker areas of bottom portion of image. A handsome image of one of Hollywood’s most famous stars. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Clark and Sylvia celebrate their nuptials 1218. Clark Gable. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Gable and his wife Sylvia Ashley cutting their wedding cake, signed in fountain pen, “Sylvia,” and “& Clark.” In very good condition, with old tape to three corners, surface loss to the fourth corner, some scattered light creases and spotting, and light contrast to end of Gable’s signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“If I can’t catch a fish with these than to Hell with it. I’ll go back to duck shooting!” 1219. Clark Gable. TLS signed “Clark,” one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead,

February 16, 1948. Gable writes a friendly letter to Jimmy Robinson of Sports Afield Magazine concerning an unidentified package that arrived in the mail. In part: “Conway with his usual sharp eye and tired secretary sent along the Lure with no explanation from whence it came so ‘believe it or not’ my being very quick to thank people for what they do for me sent a letter on to the Paul Bunyan Bait Company. God knows who will get it. Now I find that our old friend Chuck Murphy is owner and president of the company, so I hope my letter eventually lands in his hands so he will know I appreciate the Lure. They are beautiful. If I can’t catch a fish with these than to Hell with it. I’ll go back to duck shooting! By the way was it you, wise guy, who sent from Minneapolis with no name attached that drake and hen Mallard? If so many thanks. Will raise my own ducks next year.” Scattered light surface creasing and soiling, a pencil notation to the bottom edge, and slightly irregular ink adhesion to the first letter of the signature, otherwise fine condition. A light and jovial letter, revealing the sportier side of Rhett Butler. In fact, Gable once told Life magazine, “Hell, if I’d jumped on all the dames I’m supposed to have jumped on, I’d have no time to go fishing.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Garland preserves her films in the Library of Congress

1220. Judy Garland. DS, signed “Judy Garland, Pres,” three pages, 8.5 x 11, May 6, 1964. A motion picture agreement between Garland’s

Kingsrow Enterprises and the Library of Congress for copies of unnamed motion pictures to be deposited into the Library. In part: “The undersigned Claimant expects to deposit in the Copyright Office, from time to time, copies of various motion pictures for the registration of its claims of copyright…it is hereby agreed that…the copies of each motion picture deposited by the Claimant will be released to the Claimant, subject to the terms of this agreement…” Nicely signed in black ink on the last page of the document by Garland, as president of Kingsrow Enterprises. In fine condition, with office stamp to lower right of first page and staple, trivial toning and a paperclip impression to bottom of signed page, and punch holes to top. An intriguing look at one of Hollywood’s biggest names taking steps to preserve her legacy. Ironically, after the cancellation of her television show in March of 1964, Garland moved to London and never appeared in a motion picture again. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1221. Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.

Glossy 10 x 8 photo from of Garson and Pidgeon in Mrs. Miniver, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “Best Wishes to You, Joe Gregg—Greer Garson” and “Good Wishes to Joe Gregg, Walter Pidgeon.” In fine condition, with some light creasing and mild contrast to both signatures and inscriptions. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1224. Gilligan’s Island. Two items: satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the

castaways, signed in black felt tip by Russell Johnson, Dawn Wells, Sherwood Schwartz, and Bob Denver; and an original green felt tip sketch of an uncharted desert isle on an 11 x 8.5 card done by creator Sherwood Schwartz. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“If you want to make symphony orchestras popular with the hoi polloi, it seems you have to add fountains, fireworks, and cannon”

1225. Paulette Goddard. Captivating vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of the stunning actress, signed in fountain pen, “Paulette Goddard.” In fine condition, with some trivial corner creasing and a light strip of discoloration near the facial area. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1222. Greer Garson. TLS

signed “Greer,” one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, December 7, 1961. Letter to Johnny Green. In part: “Buddy wants me to fly to Dallas…This card describing the program of what turned out to be an enormously successful concert (some 30,000 in the audience), I tore up, but have pasted together again because I thought it would really amuse you. If you want to make symphony orchestras popular with the hoi polloi, it seems you have to add fountains, fireworks, and cannon, yet! You might want to try this out at the Hollywood Bowl some time and perhaps Vandenburg Base will oblige by launching a missile or two for climactic effects!” The aforementioned card is staples to the reverse top left corner, with three additional detached pieces. In fine condition, with aforementioned staple and small area of paper loss to top edge. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1223. Get Smart: Edward Platt. Actor

(1916-1974) who played the Chief in TV’s Get Smart. In-person ink signature and inscription, “To Joe, Best wishes, Edward Platt,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with block of toned adhesive remnant to lower left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Godfather wedding album signed by members of the ‘Corleone’ family 1226. The Godfather.

The Godfather’s Family Wedding Album album signed on the front cover in blue and black felt tip by Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, and Talia Shire. In fine condition, with clipped top left corner, punch hole to top left corner, and a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to cover. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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1227. Gone With the Wind.

1231. Ruth Gordon.

Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of a poster for the film, signed in blue and black felt tip by eight cast members: Butterfly McQueen, Eric Linden, Frank Coughlan, William Bakewell, Rand Brooks, Cammie King, Marjorie Reynolds, and Ann Rutherford. All but Reynolds have added their character names. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

ALS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, June 7, 1979. Letter to a friend. In part: “I was in Salem making a TV movie with Alan Alda. Sally Struthers is a friend and when she heard I was going to Oregon she said ‘Everyone in Oregon is nice’…Glad you laughed at ‘Every W. W.’ I was crazy about that part.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1228. Gone With the Wind: de Havilland and Rutherford.

Two commemorative covers, each honoring the 50th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind and Margaret Mitchell, one signed in black ink, “Olivia de Havilland, Melanie,” and the other signed in black ink, “Ann Rutherford, ‘Carreen.’” In fine condition, with some central diagonal creasing to Rutherford’s cover, not affecting the signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Lovely vintage mattefinish silver gelatin 10 x 8 photo of Grable resting her head on her arm, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen “To Joseph—Sincere best wishes, Betty Grable.” Fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“Up to now I have felt so dry and I was afraid I had nothing left for this busy summer...so God must be with me”

1229. Gone With the Wind: Olivia de Havilland. Glossy

11 x 14 photo of the actress in her Gone With the Wind role, signed in blue felt tip “Olivia de Havilland, ‘Melanie.’” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1233. Martha Graham. Dance choreogra-

1230. Gone With the Wind: Clark Gable. Personal check,

8.25 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Gable, payable to Laverne Keesee for $50.00, December 24, 1948. Matted by its corner tips, with a glossy photo of Scarlett and Rhett from Gone With the Wind, to an overall size of 12 x 17.5. Central vertical fold, partial punch holes and small tears to bottom edge, and expected cancellation holes, none affecting the signature area, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1232. Betty Grable.

pher and creator of over 150 ballets. ALS signed “Martha,” seven pages on two sets of adjoining sheets, 6 x 8, May 31. Graham writes to Katharine “Kit” Cornell, in part: “It is almost time for me to leave—and all my thoughts are of you. These have been heavenly days—full of sun and peace—I cannot begin to tell you how much this has done for me, physically and spiritually too. Anna has been wonderful—in every way—she has managed exactly as though you were here, because of her devotion to you, and I have grown very fond of you. I have practiced my technique—in front of the big open door—and most important of all I have had hours to think and plan my production in August at Bennington—over which I have been nervous—it is partly on paper—I feel so relieved—up to now I have felt so dry and I was afraid I had nothing left for this busy summer…so God must be with me…I shall be in New York until July fifth. I go then to Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont—where I shall teach until August seventeenth—and then to Santa Barbara until October first.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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“Thank you, dear Beebe, not only for my child who so genuinely enjoys her fascinating present but also, for me, who enjoys watching her fascination” 1234. Cary Grant.

Heartwarming TLS signed “Cary,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Faberge letterhead, January 12, 1971. Grant writes to Beebe, in full: “That little angel for my little angel was a smash. I don’t mean smashed; because Jennifer treats it reverently. Whoever is the designer of such a charming lamp must be a kind and thoughtful person. And so are you. Thank you, dear Beebe, not only for my child who so genuinely enjoys her fascinating present but also, for me, who enjoys watching her fascination. It’s an unusually attractive yet practical gift and no one of the many things that Jennifer received at Christmas seems to please her more. It gives just as warm and tender a glow as I feel for you, my friend,” afterward adding, “When Jennifer is s-lightly older… MUCH older…and I help her replace the light bulb, I can sing her the well-know ditty: See the little angel ascend up/Ascend up/Oh, see the little angel ascend up on high/Which end up/As-cend up/Which end, wtc. Ah, levity. C.” In fine condition, with a central vertical crease lightly affecting the signature and a rough bottom edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1235. Lorne Greene.

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Greene as Ben Cartwright, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Chuck, With my best wishes, Lorne Greene.” In very good condition, with a diagonal crease on the left side of the image, some other areas of light creasing, and light skipping to the signature and inscription. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1236. D. W. Griffith.

Check, 8 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Griffith, payable to The Beverly Wilshire for $30.00, September 10, 1947. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In very good condition, with several bank stamps, a couple lightly affecting signature, cancellation holes, pencil notation to top left, and show-through from stamps on reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1237. Hugh Griffith.

Welsh actor (1912– 1980) who won an Academy Award for his supporting role in the 1959 epic Ben-Hur. Scarce ink signature, “Hugh Griffith,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card, with a typed collector’s notation along the bottom of the card. In fine condition, with a small vertical line of tiny dotted impressions, lightly affecting the end of the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1238. Alec Guinness.

Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Guinness as he appeared in Times of Glory, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “Pour Pierre, Good wishes, Alec Guiness.” Scattered light creases, light surface marks to finish, and some light contrast to signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1239. Edmund Gwenn. Vintage matte-

finish 5.5 x 3.5 postcard photo from the play What the Butler Saw, signed in the bottom border in fountain pen, “Edmund Gwenn,” and also by C. Leveson Lane and C. M. Lowe. In fine condition, with light corner creasing, one of which passes through the end of the signature, and a few light spots of soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1240. Huntz Hall. Quirky glossy 8 x 10 photo of Hall reading a book with a skeletal monster sitting on his lap, signed in blue felt tip, “Huntz Hall.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1243. Dolores Hart. Attractive glossy 8 x 10 photo of Hart clad in a bathing suit and looking back over her shoulder, signed in black felt tip, “Love, Dolores Hart.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1244. Goldie Hawn. Satin-finish

1241. Rex Harrison. Glossy 8

8 x 10 photo of the bikini-clad actress as she appeared on Laugh In, signed in-person in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

x 10 Warner Bros. publicity photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Pierre—Best wishes, Rex Harrison.” In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1245. Gabby Hayes.

Vintage ink signature and inscription, “To Emily, Gabby Hayes,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned 5 x 6.5 photo. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“Really what a silly old bag Miss Rutherford has turned out to be ‘Useless and Selfish’” 1242. Rex Harrison. ALS signed “Rex,” eight pages on two sets of two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, Royal York Hotel letterhead, October 30. Letter to his friend Binkie regarding the casting of a play. In part: “We might be home mid February, which brings me to your letter about the ‘Aunt.’ Really what a silly old bag Miss Rutherford has turned out to be ‘Useless and Selfish’—What kind of play does she think this is? Oh well, I suppose we’d better hang on to her in this case—but my thoughts are these—(and surely there is no need to actually cast till the spring). The play play’s best with a timid Aunt…I could, I’m sure, adopt it to a driver such as Rutherford, and I’m not saying that the play mightn’t get additional bounces, from a purist standpoint, give me a timid mouse everytime.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1246. Susan Hayward and Sammy Davis, Jr. Original play-

bill the 1957 presentation of Compulsion, 6.5 x 9, 56 pages, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Susan Hayward and Sammy Davis, Jr. In fine condition, with light creasing and toning to the cover. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


Original costume sketch from White Christmas 1247. Edith Head. Original pencil, felt tip and watercolor cos-

tume sketch of Rosemary Clooney’s character Betty Haynes in a black dress for White Christams on an off-white 13 x 17 sheet. The full length sketch is signed in dark artist’s pencil at the lower right corner, “Test OK, Edith.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing, a bit heavier to edges, expected light rippling from watercolor. A superb ‘hands-on’ example from the Academy Award-winning designer. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1249. Tippi Hedren. Glossy 8 x

10 Universal publicity photo from 1964, signed in blue felt tip, adding a couple of quick bird sketches around her signature. Scattered creases and surface marks, and some light impressions to facial area from writing on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

Notated original costume sketch of Janet Leigh from Wives and Lovers 1248. Edith Head. Original pencil and watercolor costume sketch

of Janet Leigh’s character Bertie Austin in a black and yellow cocktail dress for Wives and Lovers on an off-white 13 x 17 sheet. The full-length sketch is headed at the top in pencil by Head, “Wives and Lovers’ first cocktail, Janet Leigh test as Bertie“ and signed in the lower right corner, “Not long start, OK, Edith Head.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing, a bit heavier to edges and expected light rippling from watercolor. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1250. Audrey Hepburn. Glossy 8 x 10

Columbia Pictures publicity photo of Hepburn from Robin and Marion, signed in blue felt tip. Some scattered light creases and surface marks, and some light brushing to signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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“I admire it. But it seems dead. Brilliantly contrived. But bloodless” 1251. Katharine Hepburn. ALS, one page on two adjoining

sheets, 8.5 x 6.5, personal letterhead. To Henry III. In full: “Your note made me very happy. You are sweet. It seems to stop me dead in my tracks this day. I admire it. But it seems dead. Brilliantly contrived. But bloodless. I can’t be (so far) swept off my feet. For whatever reason. But I am still struggling to see if it would somehow work for me & bring me to life.” In fine condition, with a central and horizontal fold and a uniform shade of toning to the second page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce uninscribed Hepburn Bachrach portrait 1252. Katharine Hepburn. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 head-and-

shoulders Bachrach photo, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with light to moderate contrast to signature and some light corner creases. Hepburn famously refused to sign any type of photo except for friends and family. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Hepburn presents a stoic self-portrait to her African Queen wardrobe mistress 1253. Katharine Hepburn. Wonderful original

watercolor, ink, and oil profile self-portrait, dressed in a military hat and overcoat, 7.5 x 9.75, signed and inscribed in black ink to wardrobe mistress Violet Murray, “To Vi, Dear Vi, Only Vi, Not to worry, Katharine.” Double matted and framed to an overall size of 12 x 14.5. In fine condition. Hepburn’s love affair with painting can be traced to the 1930s, around the same time she began dating Howard Hughes, and continued until she was well into her 80s. This specific watercolor creation dates to around 1969—the year Hepburn starred as the title character in a Warner Bros. release. The recipient of this one-of-a-kind masterpiece was Violet ‘Vi’ Murray, wardrobe mistress for many of Hepburn’s films including The African Queen and The Lion in Winter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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1254. Katharine Hepburn. Two TLSs,

both one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, dated 1985 and 1986 respectively. First letter reads, “Thank you for the portrait of Spencer. It is a very good likeness.” Second letter reads, “Thank you for your enthusiastic letter. I am sorry but I do not sign or send photographs.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold and mild toning to one letter. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1255. Katharine Hepburn.

Original color program for the comedy, A Matter of Gravity, 1976, 8.25 x 10.75, signed and inscribed in black ink on the title page, “For Richard Kempczinksi, I hope you will enjoy this, Katharine Hepburn.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Hepburn strikes her first long-term studio contract for the Oscar-winning 1933 film, Morning Glory 1256. Katharine Hepburn. DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, February 15, 1933. An RKO Studios Inc. agreement for Hepburn’s “portrayal of a role

in a motion picture which we are about to produce,” with a vertical green ink notation, “to be based upon an adaptation of a play entitled ‘Morning Glory,’” for which the actress will receive “full compensation for the services rendered by you…the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500) per week,” signed at the conclusion by Hepburn and the president of RKO Inc; Hepburn also initialed “K. H.” in five different locations throughout the contract. In very good condition, with scattered surface creasing, light toning, various ink notations, and staple marks along the top edge. After debuting in the 1932 drama, A Bill of Divorcement, Hepburn landed the role as Eva Lovelace in the 1933 film, Morning Glory, a role that would deliver an Academy Award to the fledgling actress, and this contract was the first official long-term contract that she ever signed. A spectacular document from the actress heralded as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1257. William Holden. Vintage

1261. Bob Hope.

matte-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “Dear Minna, Thanks over the years—Always my best—Bill.” Small corner tip creases, a bit of soiling to lower border, and moderate contrast to signature and portions of inscription, otherwise fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1258. Judy Holliday. Academy

Award winner (1921–1965) for her performance in Born Yesterday, who died of cancer at the age of 43. Vintage glossy head-andshoulders photo, trimmed to a size of 8 x 8.5, signed in fountain pen, “Best wishes, Judy Holliday.” In very good condition, with aforementioned trimming, some scattered light creases and surface marks, and a few brushes to signature and sentiment. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1259. Celeste Holm. Vintage

matte-finish 8 x 10 head-andshoulders photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Bonnie—Honestly! Celeste Holm.” A surface crease passing through the signature, light toning, and mild rippling to the top and bottom edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Signed book: They Got Me Covered. First edition. Hollywood, California: Bob Hope, 1941. Hardcover, 5.25 x 8, 95 pages. Signed and inscribed in fountain pen on the front pastedown, “To Shirley & Ken Dolan, This is something for you to read after you’ve finished the ‘Reporter & Variety.’ My Best, Bob.” In very good condition, with scattered moderate toning to the signature page and the first and last free end pages, loose, but intact hinge, mild wear and rubbing to the cover. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1262. Bob Hope. Vintage glossy 7.5 x 9.75 Paramount publicity photo, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges and a few surface marks and impressions. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

“I learn your giving a wonderful birthday party for our mutual friend Bernard Gimbel—I’d love the details so I could put it in my column”

1263. Hedda Hopper. ALS, one

1260. Honeymooners. Glossy 8

x 10 photo of Ralph and Trixie, signed in black felt tip by Art Carney and Joyce Randolph; and a glossy 10 x 8 photos of the Cramdens and Nortons on Ralph’s bus, signed in black felt tip by Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, and Joyce Randolph. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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page both sides, 5.5 x 6.75, The Waldorf Astoria letterhead, postmarked April 3. In a hasty request to world champion heavyweight boxer, Gene Tunney, Hopper writes, in full: “I learn your giving a wonderful birthday party for our mutual friend Bernard Gimbel—I’d love the details so I could put it in my column— Could you please send to 1708 Tropical Ave, Beverly Hills—Cal.” Scattered light creasing and some toning, a rusty paperclip at the left edge, and a staple mark at the bottom left corner, none of which affect the pristine signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by original mailing envelope, addressed in Hopper’s hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1264. Dennis Hopper. Glossy 10 x 8

United Artists promotional photo for Apocalypse Now, signed in blue felt tip. In very good condition, with scattered creases and surface marks, and some light rubbing to finish. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1267. Raymond Huntley. British actor

(1904–1990) credited (though incorrectly) as the first stage actor to appear as Count Dracula. Ballpoint signature, “Raymond Huntley, May 17, ‘76,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Signed portrait of The Scarlet Pimpernel

1268. I Dream of Jeannie.

Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Jeannie and Major Nelson, signed in black felt tip by Barbara Eden and blue felt tip by Larry Hagman. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1265. Leslie Howard.

Vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 10.5 Tunbridge photo of Howard from The Scarlet Pimpernel, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “How are you Hank? Sincerely, Leslie Howard.” In very good condition, with scattered surface marks, tack holes to top and bottom edges and corners, a few small areas of surface loss to background of image, small edge creases lightly extending into signature, and light soiling to lower border. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1269. Carolyn Jones. Semi-

glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with some mild corner tip and edge creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

A rare letter from the first recipient of the Best Picture Academy Award for the classic film Wings 1266. Lucien Hubbard. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, January 4, 1960. Hubbard writes, in full: “I hope you will find time in your busy day to give due consideration to a test made last week on your lot—of a young man named Chris Seitz, a product of your acting school. First, I think he is good and second he happens to be the grandson of the late George B. Seitz, director, and of myself. Just a fair toss—no more.” Mild corner creasing, some light toning and surface marks, an ink notation, and three binder holes along the left edge, otherwise fine condition. After winning the award for producing the 1927 Clara Bow film Wings, Hubbard went on to become president of Universal Pictures. This letter, regarding a casting call for his grandson, Chris Seitz (who would go on to star in the 80s series Thirty-Something and Fame), presents Hubbard in a most uncommon format. Accompanied by two unsigned photos. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) Classic Entertainment 235


Scarce oversized photo of the famed western star

1270. Buck Jones. Cowboy film star (1889–1942). While visiting Boston on a 1942 war bond tour, Jones was invited to join some friends at the trendy Cocoanut Grove nightclub. When a fast-moving fire broke out, panicky patrons stormed the inadequate exits. For years, legend held that Jones’s fatal injuries were the result of his going back into the burning building to save victims, but it is now known that he was trapped in the fire. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 12 photo of Jones posing outdoors, stamped on the reverse “Buck Jones starring in Adventure Features, Universal Pictures,” and signed and inscribed in white ink “To Doug Gadszig, Good luck my pal from Buck Jones.” In very good condition, with trimmed edges, a few small chips and edge tears, some scattered light surface marks and creases, and some light flaking to ink, resulting in signature and inscription being a bit light. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1271. Boris Karloff. Vintage

glossy 8 x 1 0 Vitagraph Films publicity photo for West of Shanghai, featuring Karloff as Gen. Wu Yen Fang, signed in fountain pen. In very good condition, with small areas of paper loss to the top corners and a few small tack holes, a faint paper clip impression to the right edge, moderate contrast to the signature, and the year 1937 penned in the bottom border in another hand. Border flaws can easily be matted out for display. Stamp on reverse indicates photo came from Harry Wilkinson’s “Hollywood Amuseum of Memories,” Marblehead, Massachusetts. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1272. Boris Karloff.

Vintage fountain pen signature, “Boris Karloff,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card with a clipped newspaper photo affixed to the bottom right corner and ink notations in another hand. In very good condition, with moderate creasing which lightly affects the last name of the signature, uniform toning, a trivial spot of spoiling, and the last two letters of the signature traced over in another hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1273. Grace Kelly.

Charming glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in black felt tip, “Grace Kelly.” Some scattered light creases, surface marks, and impressions, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1274. Emmett Kelly, Sr. Glossy 3.5 x 5.5 photo of Kelly as ‘Weary Willie’ with a broom, signed in green felt tip. In fine condition, with light contrast to the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1275. Evelyn Keyes. Glossy

8 x 10 photo of a smiling Keyes, signed in black felt tip, “Much happiness to you! Evelyn Keyes.” In fine condition, with some trivial creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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“From the Desk of Caligula, Mu’Awiya, Callicratidas and Pliny, The Middle-Aged” 1276. Ernie Kovacs.

Quirkily brilliant entertainer (1919–1962) whose freewheeling sense of humor and sense of visual style made him one of the most distinctive personalities in the early days of television. He died in an auto crash while driving the notoriously ‘unsafe at any speed’ Chevrolet Corvair. ALS, one page, 5 x 8, ‘From the Desk of Caligula, Mu’Awiya, Callicratidas and Pliny, The Middle-Aged…’ letterhead, featuring a printed sketch of eyebrows, a moustache and a cigar, January 8, 1957. Kovacs writes, in full: “Received your note and thank you so much. Looking forward to receiving VISA autographed.” Three horizontal mailing folds, a staple mark, show-through from a stamp on the reverse, and a small pencil notation on the letter, and some trivial soiling and a tiny pencil notation on the signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an ink signature from his wife, Edie Adams. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1279. Angela Lansbury. Two different sat-

in-finish 8 x 10 photos, one of Lansbury resting her head on a cushion, the other revealing the actress’s attractive legs, each signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1280. Charles Laughton. Incredible vintage

fountain pen signature, “Charles Laughton,” on an off-white 5.25 x 3.25 card. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1281. Joi Lansing.

Beautiful actress who starred in a number of TV series and B movies from the 1950s until her untimely death from cancer in 1972. Vintage ink in-person signature and inscription, “To Joe, Love, Joi Lansing,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1277. Akira Kurosawa. Crisp felt tip

signature, “Akira Kurosawa,” adding Japanese script, on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition, with light toning. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1278. Elsa Lanchester. Classic glossy 8 x 10 photo of Lanchester as the Bride of Frankenstein, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Joe Gregg, very best wishes, Elsa Lanchester March 11th, ‘79.” In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1282. Peter Lawford. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 head-andshoulders photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “For Reginald, Sincerely, Peter Lawford.” In good condition, with several noticeable creases, a few edge tears, and some light discoloration to background. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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“Richard Burton is a very fine actor, am sure his performance of ‘Hamlet’ was excellent...I can image the show draws a lot of curiosity seekers on account of the Scandal situation” 1283. Stan Laurel. TLS signed “Stan,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, Oceana Apartment Hotel letterhead, April 8, 1964. Laurel writes to Glenn Laxton, in full: “Thanks yours, 2nd. inst. Richard Burton is a very fine actor, am sure his performance of ‘Hamlet’ was excellent but I am not too sure about doing Shakespeare in the modern costume instead of the traditional ‘Period’—am not by any means an authority on Shakespeare, its [sic] just a personal opinion, maybe if I saw it done in the modern I’d feel as you do. I can image the show draws a lot of curiosity seekers on account of the Scandal situation. Re being given a Knighthood, this is not confined to the entertainment World, it an honorary degree for anybody outside the acting profession—for outstanding service—humanity etc. In show Bus. not only those in the Dramatic field have been titled—many comics too, Sir Harry Lauder—Sir George Robey etc.etc. these two were knighted for their entertaining in the Front Line Trenches during the Wars—Charity Benefit performances etc. Thanks for the compliment, I am not in that category. No I have’nt [sic] heard from Patricia Ellis—have never seen or heard of here [sic] since she appeared in that film with us (’Blockheads’) a very attractive Gal at that time. Re the Westerns, I did’nt [sic] produce them—just had a financial interest in that Co. Cheap ‘Quickies’. I am a Grandfather—have two Grandchildren Boy & Girl 14 & 13 years old.” Light creasing, trimmed edges, and strip of tape along the top and bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Lee looks to his friend and assistant instructor for input on “promotional ideas of Gung Fu”

1284. Bruce Lee. ALS signed “Bruce,” one page, 8.5 x 11, no date. Letter to Taky Kimura, his prize student and eventually one of only three Lee-certified instructors of Jeet Kune Do. In full: “The accompanying sheets are promotional ideas of Gung Fu. They are from my note book and I’m sure when put into a set formula, it will be effective. Let me know how your plans are of the organization of schools and we’ll discuss it. I, myself, want you to have shares of it. Write and let me know what your planning & thinking is.” In fine condition, with creasing along the left side and a small spot of toning to top left corner. Shortly after Lee’s arrival in Seattle he met Kimura, a JapaneseAmerican businessman using martial arts to restore self-confidence lost in the anti-Japanese sentiment of post-war America. Kimura’s journey eventually led him to Lee and his system of Jeet Kune Do. Through their exercises together as master and apprentice, Kimura and Lee became lifelong friends, with Lee naming him as his first assistant instructor before the soon-to-be actor left Seattle. Not only did Lee trust his friend as an instructor but also with the promotion of his business, as evidenced by this message. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $500)

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1285. Bruce Lee. Ink signature, “Bruce Lee,” on an off-white 2 x 1 slip, clipped from a Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute card. Card is permanently affixed to a mount and matted as part of Upper Deck’s Prominent Cuts series, to an overall size of 3.5 x 2.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

1286. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. Superb vintage playbill for The Old Vic Theatre Company’s 1948 tour of Australia and New Zealand for their presentation of The School for Scandal, 7 x 9.5, signed in ink on the front cover by Leigh and Olivier, with an additional signature. Matted and framed, with a color magazine cover featuring Leigh and Olivier in costume and a black plaque commemorating the couple, to an overall size of 36 x 21. In very good condition, with scattered creasing and a more pronounced horizontal crease towards the bottom edge, not affecting either signatures, some light toning, and a trivial spot of soiling at the right edge. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1287. Vivien Leigh. Color vintage

10.72 x 13.25 magazine photo of Leigh from the New York News, dated May 26, 1963, signed vertically in blue ink. In fine condition, with moderate contrast to the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $150)

A unique portrait as Scarlett O’Hara…signed “Scarlett O’Hara” 1288. Vivien Leigh. Colorized vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo, signed in fountain pen, “Vivien Leigh, Scarlett O’Hara.” In very good condition, with tack hole to top and bottom edge, scattered creases and ripples from mounting remnants on reverse, irregular adhesion to both signatures, making the character name somewhat difficult to read, and a small mounting remnant to lower right. This is the first time we have ever seen Leigh add her iconic character’s name to a signed photo. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1289. Joshua Logan. Pulitzer

Prize– and Tony winning writer and stage and screen director (1908–1988). ALS signed “Josh,” one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, February 27, 1958. Letter of thanks for a sent gift. In part: “Your gift has just arrived. It’s charming, moving, beautiful & right. We are both touched and grateful.” Central horizontal fold, a few creases, and a blot to one word of text, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1290. Gina Lollobrigida. Alluring glossy 8 x 10 photo of a bareshouldered Lollobrigida, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1291. Sophia Loren. Two satin-finish

8 x 10 photos, one of Loren in black lingerie, and the other of the actress looking none too happy about her wet dress, both signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1292. Sophia Loren.

Seven glossy 5 x 3.5 photos from various films, each signed in black ink or blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple scattered creases to a couple of photos. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1293. Sophia Loren. Lovely glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1294. Sophia Loren.

Three different glossy 8 x 10 photos, with two featuring the vivacious actress in luxurious gowns and jewels, and the third capturing Loren soaked onboard a ship, each signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with surface impressions to one photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1295. Sophia Loren.

Three different color glossy 8 x 10 photos, one featuring Loren in a Victorian-era dress, one capturing the young vixen in fishnets and a busty red top, and the other showcasing a matured actress in a tattered costume. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1296. Sophia Loren. Color

glossy 8 x 10 photo of Loren looking none too happy about her clingy, wet, translucent dress, signed in-person in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some scattered light creasing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1297. Peter Lorre. Out-

standing vintage sepia matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait of the everintense Lorre in a light jacket and patterned tie, looking to his left, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Jen, All the best, Peter Lorre.” In fine condition, with a few scattered spots of discoloration in the upper corners from flaws inherent in the negative. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1298. Lost in Space.

Glossy 10 x 8 cast photo, signed in blue and black felt tip by June Lockhart, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Bob May, and Jonathan Harris. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1299. Tina Louise. Playful glossy

11 x 14 photo of bare-shouldered Louise in a jungle scene, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1300. Dorothy Malone. Uncommon glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in red felt tip “To Tom—Dorothy Malone.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and a few edge tears and wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1301. Man from UNCLE. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo from the show, signed in black felt tip by David McCallum and in black ballpoint by Robert Vaughn, adding “7/1/10.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Twentieth Century-Fox Films grants Mansfield a $10,000 appearance on the Bob Hope Show 1303. Jayne Mansfield. DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, Twentieth

Century-Fox Film Corporation letterhead, December 18, 1957. Mansfield accepts a “mutual understand and agreement” from the film corporation regarding an appearance on the “Bob Hope Television Show on January 17, 1958,” in which she will “agree that our credit will be the Jerry Wald CinemaScope pictured entitled ‘Peyton Place,’ to be distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.” Signed at the conclusion by Mansfield. Creasing to the bottom right corner of the first page, light edge toning, two small punch holes along the top of each page, and staple marks and small areas of paper loss to both top left corners, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A trademark sketch and signature from two very different titans of entertainment 1304. Harpo Marx and Mae West. Original vintage fountain pen

1302. Man from UNCLE: David McCallum. Color glossy 8 x 10 head-

and-shoulders photo of McCallum as Illya Kuryakin in The Man from UNCLE, signed in black felt tip, “With best wishes, David McCallum.” In fine condition, with a few scattered light creases. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

self-portrait sketch playing the harp on a pink 6 x 3.75 album page, signed and inscribed, “Best Wishes to Ruby, From Harpo Marx.” The reverse bears a fountain pen signature from Mae West, adding her trademark phrase, “Come up and see my sometime.” Scattered surface creasing, mild toning along the edges, and two binder holes along the right edge, otherwise fine condition. Items from either of these beloved icons are highly-prized separately, but to have both on one item is truly an amazing find! Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1309. Steve McQueen.

1305. Zeppo Marx. Two personal checks, 8.5 x 3.5, both filled out

in type and signed by Marx, both from 1975. In fine condition, with bank stamps to both, with one signature lightly affected. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1306. Mary Tyler Moore Show. Color glossy 11 x 14 cast

photo, signed in black felt tip by Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Betty White, and Georgia Engel. In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1307. Mary Tyler Moore Show. Glossy

1310. Charles Middleton. Best

remembered as Emperor Ming the Merciless in the famous Flash Gordon serials. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Charles Middleton,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.75 album page affixed to a slightly larger album page, dated February 21, 1946, in another hand, also featuring the signatures of Lulu Mae Hubbard and one other. In fine condition, with clipped corners and light rippling. Accompanied by an unsigned color glossy photo of a Flash Gordon poster. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1311. Carmen Miranda. Fabulous vintage

11 x 14 cast photo, signed in black felt tip by Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, and Valerie Harper. In fine condition, with some light rubbing to finish. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

matte-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in purple fountain pen “To Francis, good luck, Carmen Miranda.” In fine condition, with a couple trivial creases and spots of discoloration to top left corner tip. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1308. Walter Matthau. Vintage glossy

10 x 8 photo of Matthau talking to Kirk Douglas, signed and inscribed in blue ink “To Peter, Good luck, Walter Matthau.” In fine condition, with surface impression at top from notation on reverse and a few spots to finish. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Fantastically bold felt tip signature, “Steve McQueen,” on an off-white 5 x 3 lightly-lined card. In fine condition, with light toning to the bottom edge and an ink and typed collector’s notation along the bottom as well. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1312. Mission: Impossible. Glossy

8 x 10 photo of the cast of Mission: Impossible, signed and inscribed in black felt tip to “Brian” by Martin Landau, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Peter Graves, and Barbara Bain. Scattered light creasing, surface loss along the top edge, and Bain writing over her inscription with new ink after a failed first attempt, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1313. Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Monroe, payable to Thersa B. Senters for $85.30, October 28, 1960. Double-suede matted and framed, with a breathtaking color glossy photo of Monroe, to an overall size of 19 x 27. In very good condition, with a central vertical fold, light corner creasing, and the expected cancellation stamps and notations, with the show-through from a stamp on the reverse lightly affecting the first letter of the florid signature, and the signature a shade light. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

1314. Monty Python.

In-person ink signatures of Eric Idle, John Cleese (ins), Terry Gilliam (ins), and Michael Palin (ins), on individual off-white 5 x 3 cards. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1315.

Monty Python. Four items: felt tip signatures, “Eric Idle,” “Graham Chapman,” and “Terry Gilliam,” adding “for Bob” and a whimsical sketch reminiscent of artwork from Monty Python’s Flying Circus; and a glossy 10 x 8 group photo before an empty amphitheatre, signed in black felt tip by Terry Jones and in blue felt tip by John Cleese. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1316. Clayton Moore. Two glossy 8

x 10 photos, one of the Lone Ranger atop Silver, the other of the Lone Ranger and Tonto, each signed in black felt tip, “Clayton Moore, Lone Ranger.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“Feeling like a Chinese girl with bound feet, I hobbled over to the wet cement and made the prints. When I was in Hollywood recently I went to look at them, and my feet are smaller than my hands!” 1317. Colleen Moore. Souvenir typescript, 8.5 x 11, of an excerpt from her book Silent Star, signed in green felt tip, in part: “I had won the exhibitors’ poll as number one box-office attraction not only in 1926, but again in 1927. On December 19, 1927, Sid Grauman having decided I rated the big cement job, I had put my hand–and footprints in the forecourt of his Chinese Theater. (Determined to have my feet look properly dainty instead of my own size six—now eight—I bought a pair of very tiny shoes with spike heels. Feeling like a Chinese girl with bound feet, I hobbled over to the wet cement and made the prints. When I was in Hollywood recently I went to look at them, and my feet are smaller than my hands!).” Scattered creases, some light toning, and two stray ink marks to the upper right corner, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1318. Roger Moore.

Debonair glossy 14 x 11 photo of Moore sitting on the hood of a car, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with light corner tip creases and a bit of mild staining. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1319. Roger Moore. Glossy 11

x 14 photo of Moore drawing his pistol, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some light corner tip creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Movie musical pictoral with hundreds of autographs; a star-studded conglomeration of musical icons! 1320.

Musicals.

Signed book: All Talking! All Singing! All Dancing! First edition. NY: The Citadel Press, 1966. Hardcover with dustjacket, 9.5 x 12, 256 pages. Signed in ink and felt tip throughout the book by hundreds of familiar faces of the musical movie genre, including Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford, Mae West, Lauren Bacall, Gloria Swanson, Pola Negri, Lillian Roth, Rudy Vallee, Maureen O’Sullivan, Myrna Loy, Busby Berkeley, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Ingrid Bergman, Louis Armstrong, Gene Kelly, Ray Bolger, Lena Horne, Shirley MacLaine, Jimmy Stewart, Mickey Rooney, Yul Brynner, Dorothy Dandrige, Rex Harrison, Cary Grant, Orson Welles, Natalie Wood, Grace Kelly, Barbra Streisand, Angela Lansbury, Warren Beatty, and many more. A complete list of of all signers is available at rrauction.com. In good condition, with toning and mild to moderate rubbing throughout, a loose front hinge with the beginnings of separation towards the bottom and complete separation of the back hinge, and reparative tape running the length of the hinge and around the border of both pastedowns. Dust jacket is in good condition, with scattered areas of surface loss and moderate tears. A rare gem, this piece presents nearly all the icons from the heyday of classic musicals, some signing multiple times! Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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1321. Renate Muller. One of the most successful actresses in German films from the early 1930s, she was courted by the Nazi Party to appear in films that promoted their ideals, but refused. Her sudden death at the age of 31 was initially attributed to epilepsy, but after the end of World War II, witnesses suggested that she had been murdered by Gestapo officers. Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 German postcard photo, signed in fountain pen. In very good condition, with scattered creasing to top edge, light silvering to background, and some mild surface rubbing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“two things I won’t do—something pornographic and violent” 1322. Paul Newman. TQS signed “Paul Newman,” one page, 7.5

x 3.25. Headed at the top, “Personal Profile,” in full: “I’m prepared to work in any category, if the work is distinguished. Only two things I won’t do—something pornographic and violent. Joanne (his wife) says I’m not victorian, I’m out of the Stone Age,” with a pencil notation in Newman’s hand circling the last sentence and adding, “This has to do with the way I dress and has nothing to do with film,” adding the initials, “PLN.” In very good condition, with three vertical creases, one lightly affecting the first letter of the signature, an irregularly trimmed top and bottom edge, and an authentication label affixed to the bottom left corner. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1323. Jack Nicholson. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo from Easy Rider, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Peter, Regards, Jack Nicholson.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1324. Kim Novak.

Matte-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in purple ink for director Dore Schary, “For Dore—Have enjoyed knowing you so much. Thanks for all your kind help—Sincerely, Kim Novak.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1325. Kim Novak. Attractive glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a few scattered light surface marks. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Striking image of the Mexican Valentino

1326. Ramon Novarro. Mexi-

can actor (1899– 1968) whose rising popularity among female moviegoers resulted in his being billed as the ‘New Valentino.’ In 1925 he appeared in his most famous role, as the title character in Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. On October 30, 1968, Novarro was savagely beaten in his North Hollywood home by two young hustlers. They had heard, in error, that he had thousands of dollars locked away somewhere in his home. They never found any money, and Novarro was discovered dead the next day by his servant. Vintage sepia matte-finish 8 x 10 Clarence Sinclair Bull photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Mr. Biddy, Sincerely, Ramon Novarro.” In fine condition, with some slight discoloration to the facial area and background of the image from adhesive remnants on the reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1327. Rudolf Nureyev. Signed book:

1331. The Old Dark House.

Nureyev. First edition. NY: Helene Obelensky Enterprises, 1982. Hardcover with dustjacket, 8.75 x 11.25, 240 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black felt tip. Corner crease to signed page, and some light wear, edge tears and creasing to the price clipped dustjacket, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1328. Una O’Connor.

Vintage postcard photo of Eva Moore, signed in fountain pen; and an ink signature, “J. B. Priestley,” on the correspondence side of an Old Dark House picture postcard. Matted with a photo from the film, to an overall size of 11 x 14. In fine condition, with notations in another hand to lower border of Moore’s photo, as well as a notation to upper left. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Memorable Irish character actress (1880–1959) who appeared in The Invisible Man and The Bride of Frankenstein. Vintage sepia mattefinish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Ronald Samuels, with sincere good wishes from Una O’Connor.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1332. Laurence Olivier. Glossy

8 x 10 photo of Olivier as Richard III, signed in blue felt tip. Some light foxing across the top border, a faint diagonal surface mark towards the top left corner, and a small tear to the left edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1333. Our Gang. Five

1329. Maureen O’Hara. Matte-

glossy photos, three 8 x 10 and two 10 x 8, each signed in felt tip by the respective actor or director pictured. Signers are: Hal Roach, Mary Ann Jackson, Joe Cobb, Gordon ‘Porky’ Lee, and Dorothy DeBorba. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

finish 5 x 7 photo of a nude O’Hara on horseback as Lady Godiva, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Joan, from Maureen O’Hara, ‘Lady Godiva.’” Some mild corner creasing, light silvering to the darker areas of the image, and mounting remnants to the reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1330.

Odd Couple. Color glossy 10 x 8 photo from the television program showing Oscar and Felix at the dinner table, signed in blue felt tip by Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. In fine condition, with a trivial fingerprint mark. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Our Gang.

Glossy 10 x 8 Our Gang cast and crew photo, signed in blue felt tip, “God Bless, Dorothy DeBorba Hahemister, ‘Echo’ ‘Our Gang’”; and three glossy photos of Porky, two 8 x 10 and one 10 x 8, each signed in black felt tip, “O’Tay, Gordon ‘Porky’ Lee.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1335. Al Pacino. Vin-

tage glossy 10 x 8 Warner Bros. promotional photo for Dog Day Afternoon, signed in black ink around the time of the film. A few light surface marks and dings, and a light impression from an unsuccessful first attempt at signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1336. Franklin Pangborn.

Slight, dapper character actor (1889–1958) best known for his portrayals of prissy, exasperated hotel managers, clerks, tailors, and professional men in films of the 1930s and 1940s. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Al Mohler, With best wishes, Franklin Pangborn.” In fine condition, with corner tip creasing and a bit of light silvering to darker portions of image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1337. Mary Pickford. Vintage

matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 photo of Pickford in profile, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Benedict Gumbel, Sincerely yours, Mary Pickford.” In fine condition, with a couple trivial corner tip creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1339. William Powell.

Vintage ink signature, “William Powell,” on a light green 3.75 x 1.5 trimmed album page, affixed to a larger light yellow album page along with a small clipped photo. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Sending thanks to controversial Hollywood executive, Eddie Mannix 1340. William Powell. ALS

signed “Bill,” one page, 5.75 x 4, personal letterhead, August 5, 1952. Letter of thanks to Eddie Mannix. In full: “Many thanks for your cordial birthday greetings. May I express the hope that your birthdays come very slowly and very happily always.” In fine condition. Mannix was the vice president of MGM, and was rumored to be complicit in cover-ups involving the deaths of Three Stooges founder Ted Healy and Superman actor George Reeves, with whom his second wife Toni Mannix had a long open affair. He was, however, much beloved in the film community. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1338. Walter Plunkett. Prolific costume designer and Academy Award-winner (1902–1982) who worked on more than 150 projects throughout his career in the Hollywood film industry, including King Kong and Gone With the Wind. Uncommon ALS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, June 30, 1979. In a letter of thanks, Plunkett writes, in full: “On returning from a visit to San Francisco I found the still of myself with Ginger which you had sent. I did not have that one, and am ever grateful that you had given it to me.” In fine condition, with a horizontal mailing fold passing through the signature. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Plunkett’s hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) Classic Entertainment 247


1341. Tyrone Power. Handsome vintage

matte-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “For Agatha Purdy, With best wishes, Tyrone Power 1937.” In fine condition, with a light vertical strip of mild toning through center of photo. Accompanied by the original 20th Century Fox Studios mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1345. Rat Pack: Davis and Lawford. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Peter Lawford,” on an off-white 6 x 4.25 album page, with collector’s notation and a small photo affixed to lower right; and a ballpoint signature, “Sammy Davis, Jr.,” on an off-white 5 x 3.5 album page. In fine condition, with some mild toning to top of Lawford’s page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

1342. Tyrone Power. Vintage

glossy 7.25 x 9.5 photo of Power from a film, signed in fountain pen. In very good condition, with scattered light creasing, trimmed edges, and mild contrast to the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1343. Luise Rainer.

Two pretty glossy 8 x 10 photos, each signed and inscribed in black ink by Rainer. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1344. Claude Rains.

Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To Junior from Claude Rains,” on a light green 6 x 4.25 album page with a clipped photo and collector’s notation at bottom. In fine condition, with a bit of mild edge toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1346. The Razor’s Edge.

Signed book: The Razor’s Edge. Later printing. Philadelphia: The Blakiston Company, 1945. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8, 246 pages. Signed in ink on the reverse of the first free end page, the halftitle page, and the back pages by 14 actors and actresses, including, Gene Tierney (ins), Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb, Herbert Marshall, Frank Latimore (ins), Cesar Romero (ins), Cedric Hardwicke (ins), George Montgomery (ins), June Haver, Carole Landis, Alice Faye (Harris), John Sutton, and Lamar Trotti (screenwriter). A facsimile signature of the books author, W. Somerset Maugham, is also featured. In very good condition, with a uniform shade of toning to the opening and ending pages, toning to the corners, a loose, but intact hinge, and moderate wear to the cover. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1347. Debbie Reynolds. Two

different glossy 8 x 10 photos of Reynolds, one alongside her Singin’ in the Rain co-star, Gene Kelly, and one featuring her in a bathing suit between two oversized beach umbrellas, each signed in black felt tip by Reynolds. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Ringling acknowledges Pawnee Bill’s special request: “If you think it necessary to send you receipts signed Ringling Bros I will sign them special that way next time” 1348. Otto Ringling. Scarce TLS signed “Barnum & Bailey by Otto Ringling,” one page, 8.5 x 11, ornate and colorful Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth letterhead, May 13, 1909. Letter to Major G. W. ‘Pawnee Bill’ Lillie. In full: “We herewith acknowledge receipt of check dated May 10th for $1,000.00, payment on contract, for which accept our thanks. Let us know if receipts are to be made out in your name also if you will mail checks direct to us weekly instead of placing to our credit at Chatham Bank, New York. Either way is agreeable to us. Probably as you have started to mail to us direct it will be best to continue that way.” Under his signature, Ringling adds a handwritten postscript which reads, “If you think it necessary to send you receipts signed Ringling Bros I will sign them special that way next time including the above. Otto R.” Intersecting folds, one through first letter of signature, scattered light toning and soiling, slight feathering to portions of signature, and an ink blot under signature, otherwise fine condition. Around this time, Lillie hired performers from a variety of backgrounds for his own Wild West Show. This letter may be reference to a payment for talent. Great association between two unique showmen, and the first Otto Ringling we have offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1349. Edward G. Robinson.

Vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 9 photo of Robinson with a pipe clenched between his teeth, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Charles Williamson, All good wishes, Edward G. Robinson.” Trimmed edges and a crease to lower left corner, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1352. Diana Ross.

Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo from Lady Sings the Blues, signed and inscribed in black ink “Diana Ross to Pierre.” In very good condition, with corner creases, moderate contrast to signature and inscription, and scattered surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1350. Ruth Roland. Stun-

ning vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Lou Barnett, With my very fondest wishes, Ruth Roland.” Some light rubbing, two small edge tears, and some light silvering to the darker areas of the image, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1351. Roman Holiday. Four items from the cast of Roman Holiday: ink signature, “Audrey

Hepburn,” on a 3.75 x 5 Gigi program page; blue ballpoint signature, “Gregory Peck,” on an offwhite 8 x 2.75 sheet; a personal check, signed in black ballpoint by Eddie Albert, 8.25 x 3.25; and a red ballpoint signature, “Dalton Trumbo,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 portion of a limitations page. Double-matted, with a marvelous photo of Hepburn and Peck from the Academy Award-winning film, to an overall size of 17 x 28. In fine condition, with light soiling and foxing to Peck’s signature, and cancellation stamps affecting the first half of Albert’s signature. Oversized. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1353. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Four ink signa-

1358. Maximilian Schell.

tures on individual white cards, each measuring approximately 5 x 3, signed by Rudolph’s voice, Billie Mae Richards; Hermey’s voice, Paul Soles (ins); coproducer, Jules Bass; and producer Arthur Rankin, Jr. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1354. Jane Russell. Alluring glossy 8 x 10 photo of Russell casting a sidewards glance, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1355. Jane Russell. Timeless satin-finish 16 x 20 photo of Russell as she appeared in The Outlaw, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1356. Eva Marie Saint. Gorgeous glossy 8 x 10 photo of Saint looking over a bared shoulder, signed in black felt tip, “Eva Marie Saint, Sincerely.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Glossy 8 x 10 20th Century Fox promotional photo for The Condemned of Altona, signed in blue felt tip. Horizontal streak through facial area and scattered light spotting to finish, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“I was so pleased that you again enjoyed ‘A Man for All Seasons’” 1359. Paul Scofield. ALS,

one page both sides, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, June 20, 1999. Letter of response to an admirer. In part, “I was so pleased that you again enjoyed ‘A Man for All Seasons’ & like you I can’t believe that so much time has passed. It’s interesting that your reaction to the film has increased your interest in Sir Thomas & his predicament…His devotion to family was important to me, & still is.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1360. Martin Scorsese. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1357. Roy Scheider. Vintage

glossy 7 x 9.25 photo of Scheider from The French Connection, signed and inscribed in blue ink “To Peter—Good luck, Roy Scheider.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges and a few light surface impressions. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1361. Lizabeth Scott. Somber

glossy 8 x 10 photo of Scott in a white-beaded top, signed in black felt tip, “Best! Lizabeth Scott.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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“I am glad you enjoyed Inspector Clouseau because I had great fun doing it” 1362. Peter Sellers. TLS, one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead on onionskin paper, March 24, 1969. Sellers writes to Donald Koos, in full: “Thank you very much for writing to me, and for the compliment you have paid to me as an actor. I am glad you enjoyed Inspector Clouseau because I had great fun doing it. At the moment I am filming—’The Magic Christian’—a movie which I think you will really enjoy: it is from the book by Terry Southern. I have enclosed an autographed photograph of myself; I do hope you like it.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one very lightly passing through the first letter of the last name, a light diagonal crease running from the top left corner to the bottom edge, not affecting the signature, and a horizontal mailing fold passing through the top of the “P” in the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 1363. Sgt. Bilko. Three items: Gladasya Productions Inc. business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Phil Silvers, payable to Claude Ellison for $50.00, dated July 26, 1963; a glossy 8 x 10 photo of Allan Melvin, signed in blue felt tip; and a glossy 8 x 10 photo of Mickey Freeman, signed in black felt tip and adding his character name. In fine condition, with a couple light corner creases to signed photos and expected stamps to check, none affecting the signature area. Accompanied by an unsigned photo of Silvers as Sgt. Bilko. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 1364. Norma Shearer.

Glossy 8 x 10 MGM promotional photo of Shearer and Clark Gable in Idiot’s Delight, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Harold from Norma Shearer.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and surface marks, silvering to darker areas of image, and a couple partial fingerprints to right side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1365. Ann Sheridan. Glossy 8

x 10 Warner Bros. publicity photo, signed in blue ballpoint. Caption affixed to reverse announces Sheridan is starring in One More Tomorrow. In very good condition, with diagonal impression through image from caption affixed to reverse, and scattered creases and surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1366. Jay Silverheels. Original program from Northfield Park’s 46th Racing Night, August 5, 1974, 7.5 x 11, signed on the front in blue ballpoint, “Jay Silverheels, Tonto,” adding a symbolic version of his name. In very good condition, with scattered light creasing and toning, and an area of soiling to the bottom left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1367. Alastair Sim.

Scottish character actor (1900–1976), best remembered for the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1951 film Scrooge, and for his portrayal of Miss Fritton, the headmistress in two St. Trinian’s films. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Alastair Sim,” on an off-white 4.25 x 3.5 slip. In fine condition, with light toning, trimmed edges, and a typed collector’s notation along the bottom of the card. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1368. Red Skelton. Glossy 8 x

10 photo of Skelton as an inebriated character, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with binder dings to right edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Exceptional collection of approximately 1,600 autographs from the pioneering faces of film

1369. Silent Screen. Signed book: A Pictorial History of the Silent Screen. First edition. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1953. Hardcover with dustjacket, 9.5 x 12.5, 334 pages. Signed and inscribed in ink throughout the book to author Daniel Blum by approximately 1,600 icons of the silent film era (with most signing by their photos), including Buster Keaton, Billie Burke, Jack Dempsey, Cecil D. de Mille, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Marion Davies, Dolores Del Rio, Constance Talmadge, Harold Lloyd, Mary Pickford, Mark Sennett, Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Jesse Lasky, Mae Marsh, Mae Murray, Gloria Swanson, Theda Bara, Jackie Coogan, Pola Negri, Ramon Novarro, Hoot Gibson, Bill Boyd, Janet Gaynor and William Powell, and many more. A complete list of of all signers is available at rrauction.com. Light toning and rubbing throughout, four pieces of reparative tape along the front hinge, which is loose, but intact, light brushing to some of the signatures, and areas of paper loss and moderate tears to the dust jacket, otherwise very good condition. A once-in-a-lifetime grouping of the most familiar faces of the silent screen! Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.‌(MB $500)

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1373. Ed Sullivan. Dashing 1370. Robert Stack. Glossy 8 x 10 head-

and-shoulders photo of Stack in character, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1371. Inger Stevens and Mel Ferrer.

Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo from The World, the Flesh and the Devil, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Pierre from Inger Stevens,” and “Pour Pierre, Mel Ferrer.” In very good condition, with light to moderate contrast to both signatures, a few surface dings, and a diagonal impression to upper left, lightly affecting portion of Ferrer’s inscription. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

vintage glossy 8 x 10 headand-shoulders photo, signed and inscribed in ballpoint, “To Emil—Sincerely, Ed Sullivan.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and a small tear to the bottom left corner. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1372. James Stewart.

Two items: glossy 8 x 10 Universal-International Picture publicity photo for Harvey, signed in black felt tip, “James Stewart”; and a felt tip sketch of Harvey on a white 8 x 10 card, signed in blue felt tip, “Harvey” and “James Stewart.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1374. Superman. Two photos: glossy 10 x 8 of Lois Lane and Clark Kent, signed in blue felt tip by Noel Neill; and a color 10 x 8 cardstock publicity photo of Lois Lane and Superman, signed in blue felt tip, “Phyllis Coates, ‘Lois Lane,’ 50’s.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Haunting and scarce image of Tate and Barbara Parkins from the cult classic, Valley of the Dolls 1375. Sharon Tate. Promising Ameri-

can actress (born 1943) and wife of director Roman Polanski who was propelled into infamy when she was murdered by the Manson Family at the age of 26 in the notorious killing spree that shook the nation in the summer of 1969. Marvelous vintage glossy 9.5 x 7 photo of Tate and Barbara Parkins in Valley of the Dolls, signed and inscribed in blue ink, “For Piere, Warmest Wishes, Sharon Tate” and “To Peter, Barbara Parkins.” In fine condition, with some light surface creasing, impressions, and a bit of irregular ink adhesion. Any signed images from Tate are highly-desirable, and this one serves as a particularly fantastic example, featuring both the tragic actress and Parkins. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Taylor writes to her 1947 Beverly Hills High date…who was arranged by her brother 1376. Elizabeth Taylor. Congratulatory greeting card, measuring

4.25 x 5.5, bearing a pre-printed sentiment inside. Above and below the sentiment, Taylor writes, “Dear Danny, I saw the graduation today and it was just wonderful. I want to wish you the best of luck, always—Elizabeth.” In fine condition, with a few minor creases and some scattered light toning. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the recipient’s niece who writes, in part: “This is a very rare greeting card from Elizabeth Taylor to my Uncle Dan. My uncle was best friends with her brother Howard. Howard asked Uncle Dan if he would take his sister Elizabeth to his prom at Beverly Hills High, cause no one would date her as they thought she was stuck up but actually she was just very shy…The photograph of them together is at The Coconut Grove in 1947.” Also accompanied by a laser print copy of Taylor, her date, and several other couples at the Coconut Grove in 1947. Interesting to see Taylor labeled as shy, considering she was married eight times. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1377. Elizabeth Taylor. Gorgeous color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Taylor in a floral print dress, signed in black felt tip, “Best wishes, Elizabeth Taylor.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

In a letter to George Cukor, Taylor reveals: “We live in the theatre. Melzniger’s lighting takes a lot of rehearsing” 1378. Laurette Taylor. Stage and silent film star (1884-1946) who won a Tony

for her role in The Glass Menagerie. ALS in pencil, signed “Laurette,” one page both sides, 6 x 9.5, Hotel Sherman letterhead, no date. Taylor writes, in full: “This happened in every paper—I wish the movies would buy it for you to put on and me to act in. Dwight sent me to a doctor and I lost fifty pounds—I will write more later. We live in the theatre. Melzniger’s lighting takes a lot of rehearsing,” adding a note across the top of the front, “Alas! This was written months ago and never mailed. Have added later papers.” In very good condition, with scattered moderate creasing, a medium-sized spot of soiling at the top edge, and a few scattered, lighter spots to the body. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1379. Shirley Temple. Signed book: Child

1382. Three Stooges.

Star: An Autobiography—Shirley Temple Black. 546 pages. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1988. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5. Signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint on the first free end page, “To Kitty Allen, It has been great working with you in Prague. Good luck, best wishes and happy reading! Ambassador Shirley Temple Black, 1989.” In very good condition, with some light soiling at the right edge of the signature page, only lightly affecting the last letter of the signature, uniform toning throughout, foxing to the fore-edges, a central vertical crease and light toning and rubbing to the dustjacket, and a price clip. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1380. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Glossy 8 x 10 cast photo,

signed in black felt tip by Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Paul Partain, John Dugan, Jim Siedow, Allen Danziger, and Edwin Neal. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

In-person ink signatures and inscriptions, “To Joe, Sincerely, Moe (Stooge) Howard,” “To Joe, Sincerely, Larry Fine 3 Stooges,” and “Curly—Joe DeRita,” on individual off-white 5 x 3 cards. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1383. Three Stooges. Vintage fountain pen signatures and inscription, “To our pal Bobby, Sincerely, the 3 Stooges, Moe,” “Larry,” and “Curly,” on a goldenrod 6 x 2 album page. In fine condition, with a small chip and binding holes at left edge, and a hint of subtle soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 1384. Three Stooges: Nita Bieber. Glossy 10

x 8 composite photo of Bieber in the clutches of Moe, Larry, and Curly in Rhythm and Weep, signed in black ballpoint, “Good Luck to You, Nita Bieber.” In very fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

The greatest Stooge trio—Moe, Larry, and Curly

1381. Three Stooges. Vintage fountain pen signatures, “Sincerely,

The 3 Stooges, Moe,“ “Curly” and “Larry,” on a light green 5.5 x 4.25 album page. Some light edge toning and a heavier block of toning to lower right corner, not affecting any signatures, otherwise fine condition. An increasingly hard-to-find grouping. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1385. Three Stooges: Moe Howard. Glossy 5 x 4 photo of the Three Stooges belting out a tune, all signed and inscribed in ink by Moe, “To Our Friend Edwin, Larry, Moe, Curly.” In fine condition, with some trivial corner creasing and small areas of surface loss along the top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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“On November 4th I will be on the air with my new stooges for the first time” 1386. Three Stooges: Ted Healy. Ameri-

can actor (1896–1937) who, as a vaudeville impresario, assembled the act that evolved into the Three Stooges. The tumultuous relationship between Healy and his star trio, fueled largely by Healy’s heavy drinking, led to several rifts and reconciliations, until the Stooges struck out on their own for good in 1934. TLS, one page, 5.5 x 3.25, October 30, 1937. Letter to a fan reads, in part: “On November 4th I will be on the air with my new stooges for the first time…Please listen to this program and send me a card or letter stating your reaction as soon after the broadcast as possible.” Scattered light soiling, uniform toning and light cancellation marks near top, otherwise fine condition. The original Stooges (Moe, Larry, and Curly) left Healy for good in 1934, only to be ‘replaced’ by some “new stooges” three years later. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1387. Gene Tierney. Pretty

glossy 8 x 10 photo of the actress in an overcoat and hat, signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. This photo is from The Ghost and Mrs. Muir a beloved film and perhaps her most famous along with Laura. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1388. Gene Tierney.

Color 8.25 x 11.5 book photo, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a few trivial edge creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Radiant portrait of the tragic actress 1389. Thelma Todd. American actress (1906–1935) best re-

membered for her appearances in such comedy classics as Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and Another Fine Mess. Though her death from carbon monoxide poisoning was ruled an accident, suspicious circumstances led to a number of theories of varying plausibility, including speculation that she was the victim of a ‘hit’ ordered by gangster ‘Lucky’ Luciano. Stunning vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Mignon, With sincerest wishes, Thelma Todd, ‘28.” Scattered light creasing and surface marks, a small tear to the right edge, and small tack holes to the corners, otherwise fine condition. An uncommon and desirable early image, signed in 1928 when Todd was only 22 years old—seven years before her untimely death at age 29. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1390. Lana Turner. Vintage

glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Turner dressed in black, signed in fountain pen. In good condition, with repaired tear to bottom edge, scattered creases and surface marks, mild overall rippling, some light contrast and irregular ink adhesion to signature, and some discoloration to background. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1391. Dick Van Dyke and Richard Sherman. Chitty Chitty

1395. Dick Van Dyke.

Bang Bang soundtrack album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Dick Van Dyke and in black felt tip by Richard Sherman. Scattered light cover wear and a partial edge separation to bottom of inside sleeve, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Color satin-finish 14 x 11 photo from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple trivial corner tip creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1392. Dick Van Dyke and Richard Sherman. Sheet music

to the song ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,’ 9 x 12, five pages, signed on the cover in blue felt tip by Dick Van Dyke and in black felt tip by Roger Sherman. In fine condition, with some mild toning to cover. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1393. Dick Van Dyke Show.

Glossy 8 x 10 cast photo from the Dick Van Dyke Show, signed in felt tip by Dick Van Dyke (ins), Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, and Morey Amsterdam (ins). In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1396. John Wayne. Vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, “Good luck Steve, John Wayne—1960—,” on an off-white 5.25 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition, with mild toning, a bit heavier to edges and a couple trivial wrinkles. None of the flaws detract from the boldness of the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1394. Wagon Train.

Two photos: glossy 9 x 7 photo featuring the cast from Wagon Train, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint on the reverse by three cast members, “To Theresa: One of the Greatest. Good Luck, Terry Wilson,” “And the Same Goes for Me, Ward Bond,” “Theresa—Not to be out done by the above actors, I’ll double it—Good luck in Spades, Love Frank McGrath”; and a glossy 8 x 10 photo of Horton as Flint McCullough, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Especially Love you Theresa—With my thanks and Best Wishes—Robert Horton.” In very good condition, with scattered surface impressions and rippling to the cast photo, with mounting remnants on the reverse lightly affecting the inscriptions, and some light corner creasing and rippling to the top edge of Horton’s image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1397. Lawrence Weingarten. American film producer

(1897–1975). TLS signed “Larry,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 21, 1974. In a letter of thanks after receiving the Thalberg Award, Weingarten writes, in full: “Thanks so much for your note of congratulations. It is hearing from valued friends that makes this award worthwhile.” In fine condition, with light toning around the edges. Accompanied by an unsigned photo of Weingarten accepting the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, presented to him by Katharine Hepburn during her only Oscar show appearance. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1398. Raquel Welch. Beautiful glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a light brush to signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

“In the big dimensions of a wild, scarred and cruel country that is Durango, in the hundreds of hard-riding, determined and iron-faced Indian extras, in the color and texture of everything one sees”

1401. Adam West. Early pre-Batman ALS, two pages on onionskin

paper, 8.5 x 11, Posada Duran letterhead, May 25, 1961. West writes vivid descriptions of the scenery in Durango, Mexico, during the filming of Geronimo, in part: “It is difficult not to be enthusiastic when there is so much realism around: in the big dimensions of a wild, scarred and cruel country that is Durango, in the hundreds of hard-riding, determined and iron-faced Indian extras, in the color and texture of everything one sees and in the believability of a tight, honest and fast moving story…everyone here shares the same spirit, Chuck Connors, Arnold Laven, Ross Martin, John Anderson. This is going to be a helluva lot bigger picture than one might expect.” Light creasing, a small tear to the right edge of the first page, and small staple marks to the tops of the top left corners, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1399. Orson Welles and Marlene Dietrich. Vintage ballpoint

signature, “Orson Welles,” on an off-white 4.75 x 3 album page; and a quick vintage fountain pen signature of Marlene Dietrich on a 6 x 3.5 off-white album page, with collector’s notations along bottom. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned vintage glossy 8 x 10 Universal promotional photo for Follow the Boys. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

1400. Orson Welles. TLS signed “Orson,” one page, 6.25 x 8, no date. Letter

to Lennie [Leonard Lyons]. In part: “I’m well enough, thank God. We have a house here in London……and we’ll be in it most of the time between now and Christmas. In August I’ll probably be going to Yugoslavia but only for a few weeks.” Some light skipping to signature, some mild toning and wrinkling, and a paperclip impression to top edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1402. Mae West. Fantastic glossy 8 x 10 photo of the sultry actress in an oversized feathered hat, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Joe, Sincerely, Mae West.” In fine condition, with light toning and a trimmed edge. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1406. Wizard of Oz. Three items: vintage black crayon signature, “Sincerely, Bert Lahr,” on a 5.5 x 2.75 blue card from the Albert R. Chestnut collection; felt tip signature, “Ray Bolger,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card; and a Lake Pillsbury Properties business check from 1971, 8.5 x 3.5, filled out in type and signed by Jack Haley. In fine condition, with two punch holes to Lahr’s card, and central vertical fold and bank stamp to check. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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logue script for one of West’s most popular films for which she actually wrote the script, I’m No Angel, 8.5 x 14, dated September 29, 1933. Signed on the front cover in black ink by West. Script is bound by three staples along left edge. In very good condition, with edge tears, toning and soiling to covers, and some light creasing to inside pages. Cary Grant played West’s leading man in this film, and film historians cite her as one of the factors for the strict Hollywood production code that soon followed. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1404. Western Stars.

Three glossy 8 x 10 photos, one color, each signed in black felt tip by the respective actor pictured. Signers are: James Stewart, Roy Rogers, and Monty Hale. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1405. Guy Williams. Dash-

ing actor (1924–1989) best known for his television roles as Zorro and Professor John Robinson on Lost in Space. In-person ink signature and inscription, “To Joe, Best wishes from Zorro, Guy Williams,” adding a “Z” under his signature, on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1407. Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of

Bolger in his famed role, signed in black felt tip, “From The Scarecrow of Oz, Ray Bolger.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1408. Wizard of Oz: Jack Haley. Three business checks from Lake Pillsbury Properties, all 8.5 x 3.5, all dated from July of 1969, and all filled out in type and signed by Haley. Expected stamps, and vertical folds to all checks, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 1409. Wizard of Oz: Bert Lahr.

Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To George, Bert Lahr,” on a light green 5.5 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition, with some mild edge toning and a couple of light vertical creases through portions of signature and inscription. The inscription could be matted out. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1410. Wizard of Oz: Frank Morgan. Vintage fountain pen

signature, “Frank Morgan,” on a light green 6 x 4.25 album page with a clipped photo of Morgan affixed to lower right and collector’s notation along bottom. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1411. Wizard of Oz: Judy Garland. Personal check, 8 x 3, filled

out in type and signed by Garland, payable to Pacific Telephone for $340.78, May 21, 1963. Double-suede matted and framed, with a fantastic color image of Garland as Dorothy, to an overall size of 16.25 x 22.5. In very good condition, with a central vertical fold, pencil notations, and the expected cancellation notations and stamps, the latter lightly affecting the first half of the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I’ll get you and your little dog too!” 1415. Wizard of Oz: Margaret Hamilton.

1414. Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. Beautiful vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Wood and Wagner, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Minna—With our love, Natalie” and “‘R. J.’” Some trivial creasing, rippling, and light discoloration towards the bottom border, lightly affecting the lower half of Wood’s image, otherwise fine condition. A stunning signed image of the Hollywood lovers. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “See here Joe! I’ll get you and your little dog too! Witchfully—WWW—and Margaret Hamilton, with warm wishes.” A few light creases, a couple trivial surface marks, and slightly irregular ink adhesion to the inscription, otherwise fine condition. A classic image with a seldompenned line. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1418. Hank Aaron.

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Western Union telegram, 8.5 x 5.5, a congratulatory message sent to Aaron upon the slugger’s 715th home run in 1974, signed in black ballpoint “Hank Aaron.” In fine condition, with a couple of surface impressions and a James Spence Authentication label affixed. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1422. Troy Aikman. Official Wilson NFL football signed in silver ink on a side panel. In fine condition, with some light rubbing and ball slightly under inflated. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Classic photo from Ali–Frazier, signed four times by Ali 1423. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Color

1419. Jim Abbot. Of-

ficial Rawlings gameused American League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot, “Jim Abbott, 9/4/93 Game Ball.” Expected wear and soiling from use, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a TLS, signed “Joe,” on New York Yankees letterhead which reads, “Just a little token of my appreciation for all your help during the 1993 season. This is actually one of the balls used by Jim Abbot during his no hitter.” Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1420. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Replica

purple and gold Los Angeles Lakers home basketball shorts, signed on the front in black felt tip, “Abdul-Jabbar.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Sports Illustrated cover of Ali and Frazier going toe-totoe, signed in black felt tip four times by Ali and once in green felt tip by Frazier. In very good condition, with moderate overall rippling as well as some spotting to finish. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1424. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Color 14 x 22 closed

circuit poster for The Thrilla In Manilla, signed in black felt tip by Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. In very good condition, with scattered creasing and wrinkling, and some light toning and rippling along edges.Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1421. Kareem AbdulJabbar. Gigantic color satin-

finish 30 x 40 photo of Kareem putting up a sky hook, signed in silver ink, “Abdul-Jabbar.” Rolled and in fine condition, with a few light surface marks and a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1425. Muhammad Ali. Intimidat-

ing print, 16 x 20, of a young Ali with his arms folded, signed in black felt tip. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1430. Muhammad Ali. Color 15.75 x 20 promotional poster for Limosin Brandy with the printed phrase, ‘Float Like a butterfly, sting like a bee, The Limosin salutes the Greatest: Muhammad Ali,’ signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Barry from Muhammad Ali, Service to others is the rent we pay for our room in Heaven, 3–22–88,” adding a sketch of a radiating heart. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, surface creasing, with more pronounced creasing along the top and bottom edge, and a small tear to the top edge. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 1431. Roberto Alomar. Official

Russell replica 1996 Baltimore Orioles baseball jersey, with sewn on letters and numbers, signed in black felt tip on the back, “Roberto Alomar 12.” In fine condition, with a bit of light feathering to signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1426. Muhammad Ali. Limited edition color glossy 10 x 8 photo of George Foreman on the canvas after being knocked out by Ali, #347/1974, signed in gold ink by Ali. Matted and framed with a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 14 x 14.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…..................(MB $200) 1432. Alan Ameche.

1428. Muhammad Ali. Religious pamphlet, entitled “How I Came to Islam,” 3.75 x 8.5, signed in black ballpoint on the front, “Muhammad Ali, 94.” In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1429. Muhammad Ali. Maga-

zine cover from the March 6, 1964, issue of Life, featuring a close-up image of a young Cassius Clay, signed in black felt tip, “Cassius Clay.” Double matted with a small plaque to an overall size of 16 x 20. Scattered creases and surface marks, and an address label to lower left, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Pristine ballpoint signature, “Alan Ameche,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.75 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1433. Alan Ameche. College Football Hall of Famer and Heisman trophy winner (1933–1988) best known for his role in the 1958 NFL championship game known as ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played.’ Ameche scored the winning touchdown for the Colts on a one-yard run in overtime as the Colts beat the Giants 23–17. Personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Ameche, “Alan D. Ameche,” payable to Rustcraft Fence Co. for $300.00, March 25, 1988. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and light show-through from stamps under signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1434. Red Auerbach. Two identi-

cal glossy 10 x 8 photos of Auerbach smoking a victory cigar, each signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1435. Frank ‘Home Run’ Baker. Ink signa-

ture, “J. Franklin Baker,” on an off-white 4.75 x 1 slip affixed to a 5 x 3 card. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In very good condition, with uniform toning, old tape to top and bottom edge, and cancellation stamps lightly affecting beginning of signature. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1436. Roger Bannister. Satin-

finish 11 x 14 photo of Bannister busting the tape as he breaks the four-minute mile, signed in-person in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1439. Baseball Greats. Baseball bat signed in blue felt tip by

approximately 40 baseball greats. Signers include Duke Snider, Ralph Branca, Carl Erskine, Johnny Penske, Frank Malzone, Sparky Anderson, Louis Tiant, Butch Hobson, Brooks Robinson, Chuck Tanner, and Burt Blyeven. In fine condition, with some light brushing to a few of the signatures. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1440. Baseball Hall of Famers. Six glossy 8 x 10

photos, each signed in ink or felt tip by the respective Hall of Famer pictured. Signers are: Chas. Gehringer, A. B. Chandler, Rick Ferrell, Jocko Conlon, Joe Sewell, and Luke Appling. In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and surface dings. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1441. Baseball Hall of Famers. Three

1437. Baseball. Eight

ink and pencil signatures of baseball notables on off-white 6 x 3.75 cards, each with a clipped photo of the notable. Signers are: Bill Veeck, Bill Stewart, Mel Allen, Ernie Stewart, Al Schacht, Tom Dunn, and two others. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

glossy 8 x 10 photos, each signed in ink or felt tip by the respective Hall of Famer pictured. Signers are: Ted Lyons, Luke Appling, and Bill Dickey. In fine condition, with light skipping to Appling’s signature and Lyons writing over his signature again. Each is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1438. Baseball Executives. Collection of ten TLSs and

documents, each signed by a baseball executive. Signers are: A. B. Chandler, signed “A.B.C.,” Warren Giles, Peter O’Malley (first name only), Walter Mulbry, Roy F. Mack, Charles C. Griffith, Bowie Kuhn (2), Bruce Dudley, and R. Alan Eagleson, signed “Al.” In fine overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1442. Baseball: 1969 All Stars. Program from the 1969 All Star Game, 8.5 x 11, signed inside in ballpoint by 22 all stars, mostly National League, all signing by their respective image. Signers are: Hank Aaron, Johnny Bench, Willie McCovey, Willie Mays, Felix Millan, Ron Santo, Don Kessinger, Matty Alou, Cleon Jones, Lee May, Ernie Banks, Tony Perez, Denis Menke, Rusty Staub, Bob Gibson, Juan Marichal, Bill Singer, Steve Carlton, Phil Niekro, Grant Jackson, Larry Dierker, and Chris Cannizzaro. In very good condition, with missing front cover, central vertical crease, and scattered soiling and handling wear. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1443. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club. Immense color 38 x 21

1445. Basketball. Twenty-four ink signatures of basketball notables on individual cards and clipped slips, some affixed to a larger card with a small photo of the respective athlete. Signers are: Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman, Oscar Robertson, Neil Johnston, George Mikan, Jerry Lucas, Bob Pettit (2), Tom Gola, Ed Macauley, Andy Phillip, Paul Arizin, Bailey Howell, Slater Martin, George Yardley, Adolph Rupp (2), Clair Bee, Dolph Schayes (2), Abe Saperstein, Harry Gallatin, Elgin Baylor, and Joe Fulks. In fine condition, with scattered light toning and some trivial soiling to one of Pettit’s signatures. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

print of Ron Lewis’s work entitled ‘500 Home Run Hitters,’ signed in blue felt tip by all 11 pictured: Ted Williams, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew (adding “573”), Reggie Jackson (adding “44”), Mickey Mantle (adding “536”), Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Mike Schmidt, Ernie Banks, Eddie Mathews, and Willie McCovey. Several scattered bends and faint creases, and some edge creases, otherwise fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1444. Baseball: Negro League. Limited edition uncut proof sheet, numbered “10/115 P.P.,” 17.5 x 31.75, of the 30 card Ron Lewis Negro League postcard set. Boldly signed in blue felt tip by 27 former players. Signers are: Willie Mays, Leon Day, Ray Dandridge, Judy Johnson, Buck Leonard, Monte Irwin, Gene Benson, Lester Lockett, Cowan ‘Bubba’ Hyde, Rufus Lewis, Ted ‘Double Duty’ Radcliffe, Josh Gibson, Jr., Frank Evans, Wilbur Fields, Quincy Trouppe, Mahlon Duckett, William ‘Bobby’ Robinson, Max Manning, Armando Vazquez, Jehosie Heard, ‘Wild’ Bill Wright, Jimmie Crutchfield, Verdell ‘Lefty’ Mathis, Lyman Bostock, Jr., Bob Harvey, Bill ‘Ready’ Cash, and George Giles. Also signed in blue felt tip by artist Ron Lewis. The Clyde McNeil signature is rubber-stamped, as was his custom after suffering a stroke. Small bends to corners and slight edge wear, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1446. Basketball Hall of Famers. Four hardcov-

er books: Mr. Clutch—The Jerry West Story, signed in blue felt tip on the first free end page, “Best Wishes, Jerry West”; Cages to Jumpshots—Pro Basketball’s Early Years, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip on the first free end page, “To Del, Best Wishes, Les Harrison, 9–7–94”; Meadowlark, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint on the title page, “To Del, Good Luck, Meadowlark” and “Marques Haynes, 2–26–’00”; and Bob Knight—His Own Man, signed and inscribed in red felt tip on the first free end page, “Happy Birthday Al 1988, Bob Knight, Best for a quick recovery!” In fine condition, with mild rubbing to the covers, a loose, but intact, hinge to the first book, along with a faded pencil notation on the signature page. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1450. Bill Belichick. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Belichick holding the Patriots’ three Super Bowl trophies, signed in silver ink, “Bill Belichick, SB 36, 38, 39 Champions.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1451. James ‘Cool Papa’ Bell. Glossy

8 x 10 photo of Bell from his playing days, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some scattered light creases. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1447. Hank Bauer. Ten

identical color glossy 8 x 10 photos of a Ron Lewis portrait of Bauer, each signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1448. Sammy Baugh. Glossy

8 x 10 photo of Baugh with his arm raised to throw a pass, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1452. Yogi Berra and Don Larsen. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of

1449. Bert Bell. Com-

missioner of the NFL; his television policies of home team blackouts and one-league, onenetwork led to NFL’s financial growth. He also coined the phrase, ‘On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team.’ Two items: original program for the Twenty-Second Annual Gridiron Dinner of Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club on January 19, 1959, 6.25 x 8.75, signed on the front cover in blue ink by Bell and Pete Dawkins; and an ink signature, “Bert Bell,” 2.75 x 1.75, on an off-white trimmed card affixed to a larger card with a clipped image of Bell. In fine to very good condition, with scattered light soiling and rubbing to the program, along with a rough right edge. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Berra and Larsen embracing after Larsen’s perfect game to clinch the World Series, signed in blue felt tip by Yogi Berra and Don Larsen, adding the date of his perfect game. In very fine condition, with a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to lower right. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1453. Yogi Berra. Color 8 x 10

laser print composite photo of Berra in his catching gear surrounded by ‘Yogi-isms,’ signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a PSA/ DNA authentication label affixed to lower corner. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100)

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1454. Body Builders.

Three books: Brothers of Iron, two copies, one signed and inscribed in black felt tip on the first free end page, “To Del, nice to meet you, Ben Weider,” and the other, “To Aaron and Wende Gross, Best Wishes, Joe Weider”; and Power-Walking, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip on the title page, “To Arthur, Stay fit for life, Steve Reeves.” In fine condition, with some creasing and light wear to the cover of Reeves’ book. Both Ben Weider and Steve Reeves are now deceased; Ben and Joe Weider were pioneers in their field and the founders of the International Federation of Body Building & Fitness. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1458. Wallace Butts. College Football Hall of Famer (1905-1973) who served as head coach at Georgia from 1939-1960, winning two national championships. Program from the Football Dinner honoring the 1945 Forty Fort High School Football Squad, held on February 27, 1946, 7.75 x 11, signed on the front cover in pencil, “Wallace Butts, Georgia.” In very good condition, with scattered light soiling and creasing to covers, slight paper loss to lower right corner, and a central vertical crease. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1455. Lou Boudreau and Bob Feller. Satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of

Boudreau and Feller in the dugout, signed in blue felt tip by both. In fine condition, with some trivial creasing. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1456. Boxing. Ten items: nine ink signatures of boxing greats on individual off-white cards and clipped slips, with some affixed to a larger card with a small photo of the respective boxer. Signers are: Gene Tunney, Billy Graham, Jersey Joe Walcott, Floyd Patterson, Joey Giardello, Jack Dempsey, Bob Foster (ins), and Ingemar Johannson; and a glossy 3.75 x 5.25 photo of the boxer, signed and inscribed in black ink, “Kid Gavilan, 6/28/52.” In fine to very good condition, with scattered light toning and soiling, heavier to Giardello’s signature along with a few staple marks along the left edge, and some slight contrast to the end of Patterson’s signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1459. Haystack Calhoun and Haystack Muldoon. Professional wrestlers who were among the pioneers of gargantuan heavyweight attractions during the 1950s and 1960s. Two ink signatures on individual off-white 5 x 3 cards, one signed and inscribed, “To Warren, From Haystack Calhoun,” and the other signed and inscribed, “To Warren, My Pal & Buddy, Best Wishes in Sports, Haystack Muldoon.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1460. Roy Campanella and Yogi Berra. Bold and crisp vintage

ballpoint signatures, “Roy Campanella” and “Yogi Berra,” penned on a light green album page, 4.5 x 5.5. In fine condition, with light toning along the edges, and the “Y” and “G” from Berra’s signature running into Campanella’s first name. Accompanied by a 1955 Most Valuable Players card featuring both players. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1457. Doyle Brunson. Official

Rawlings Major League baseball signed in blue ink on a side panel, “Doyle Brunson ‘Texas Dolly,’” and signed on another side panel, “Good luck from Doyle.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1461. Wilt Chamberlain. Ballpoint signature,

“Wilt Chamberlain,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


1464. Cincinnati Reds. Reds Greatest Hits—’76 album signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by 12 members of the Reds organization, including Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, George Foster, and Ken Griffey. Partial separation along top edge, light ‘ring of wear’ to cover, and light contrast to a couple of signatures, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1462. Ezzard Charles. Glossy

3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Charles wearing his championship belt, signed in blue ink, “Sincerely, Ezzard Charles 77.” In fine condition, with a few light creases and surface marks. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1463. Chicago Cardinals. Eleven items con-

sisting of vintage ink and pencil signatures on various size cards and slips and letters, each signed by a different member of the Chicago Cardinals. Signers include: Pat Harder, Charley Trippi, Marshall Goldberg, Paul Christman (2), Ernie Nevers, Bill Glassgow, Duke Slater, Joe Stydahar, Mal Kutner, and J. L. Driscoll. In very good condition, with various scattered toning, trimmed edges, folds, and mounting remnants to some of the corners. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1465. Cincinnati Reds. Color

glossy 8 x 10 photo of four Hall of Famers posing with their bats on the field, signed vertically in blue felt tip by Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, and Tony Perez. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

All Star ball from ‘64 including Clemente, Koufax, Mantle, and DiMaggio 1466. Roberto Clemente and Baseball Hall of Famers. Official Spalding

National League baseball signed in blue ballpoint by 11 baseball legends. Signers are: Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle (ss), Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Sandy Koufax, Brooks Robinson, Bob Gibson, and Juan Marichal. Uniform toning, scattered soiling and spotting, Marichal’s signature very light, but still mostly legible, and some light brushes to a couple of signatures, otherwise fine condition. A truly amazing assemblage of legends. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1468. Cleveland Indians. Vintage fountain pen signatures of 13 members of the 1931 Cleveland Indians and Yankees on off-white 6 x 4.5 album page. Signers are: Moe Berg, Howie Shanks, Luke Sewell, Wes Ferrell, Joe Vosmick, Roger Peckinpaugh, Willie Kamm, Johnny Hodapp, George Detore, Bob Seeds, Lefty Weismann, Earl Wolgamot, and Carl Bemont. Small brushes to a couple of signatures, punch holes to left edge, and a uniform shade of mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare signature of Heisman winner Ernie Davis

1471. Maureen Connolly. International Tennis

Hall of Famer (1934-1969) known as ‘Little Mo,’ she was the first woman to win the Grand Slam. Retiring at age 20, she died prematurely fifteen years later. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Maureen Connolly,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card with a typed collector notation along top edge. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1469. Ernie Davis. Star running back at Syracuse University; first black player to win the Heisman Trophy (1961); drafted by the Washington Redskins and traded to Cleveland but died the following year from leukemia before playing a pro game. Vintage ink signature and inscription, “’To ‘Marty’ the best always’ Ernie Davis, Syracuse ‘62’,” on an offwhite 8.5 x 11 lightly-lined sheet. In very good condition, with central vertical fold through a single letter of signature, and scattered wrinkling, toning and damp staining, resulting in light bleeding of some of the pre-printed lines. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Unique and dignified profile cut-out of the pioneering heavyweight boxing champion 1470. James J. Corbett. Unusual cut-paper silhouette full-length profile of Corbett by Beatrix Sherman, affixed to a cream-colored 5.5 x 13 card, signed to the bottom right of the image in fountain pen, “Yours Truly, Jas. J. Corbett.” In very good condition, with scattered light surface marks, some adhesive remnants over the foot of the silhouette, and trimmed edges. Information on the reverse indicates the image was created at the Black and White Shop in the early 1900s. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1472. Jack Dempsey. Glossy photo of an older Dempsey trimmed in the lower margin to an overall size of 8 x 9.5, signed in blue felt tip. Trimmed edge as noted, marginal crease to one corner, and a minor ding or two, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1475. Joe DiMaggio. Official

New York Yankees commemorative baseball signed in silver ink on the sweet spot. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1476. Joe DiMaggio.

1473. Jack Dempsey.

Vintage sepia matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 Russell Ball photo of Dempsey posing casually in a three-piece suit, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To my friend Venita Therrell, Best wishes, Jack Dempsey 6-2533.” In very good condition, with trimmed edges, a small moisture spot to Dempsey’s signature, silvering to darker areas of image, and mild spotting to background. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Glossy 10 x 8 photo of DiMaggio at bat for the Yankees, signed in black felt tip, “Best wishes, Joe DiMaggio.” In very good condition, with scattered creasing to image and edges, a few vertical bends, and scattered spotting to finish. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1477. Joe DiMaggio. Gold Hall of Fame plaque card signed across the top in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1478. Joe DiMaggio.

1474. DiMaggio Brothers. Fantastic collection of signatures of the DiMaggio brothers: black felt tip signature, “Joe DiMaggio,” on an off-white card; a blue ballpoint signature, “Dom DiMaggio,” on a white card; and a pencil signature, “Vince DiMaggio,” on an off-white slip. Double-matted and framed, with a photo of the brothers, to an overall size of 29 x 22.5. Moderate toning and two diagonal creases to Vince’s signature, affecting two letters of both the first and last name, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of a young DiMaggio taking a practice swing in his Yankee pinstripes, signed vertically in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Score Board. Precertified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1479. Joe DiMaggio. Official

Rawlings American League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot. Scattered toning, and some light soiling next to end of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1483. Patrick Ewing. Official Champion team-issued New York Knicks basketball jersey, with sewn on letters and numbers, signed in black felt tip on the front. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 1480. Joe DiMaggio. Menu from

the Baseball Writer’s Association of America inaugural awards dinner, held at the Shoreham Hotel Regency ballroom on January 23, 1968, 9 x 12. Signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by DiMaggio, who was in attendance to receive the Special Contribution to Baseball award. A few stray ink marks and damp staining to cover, as well as mild overall toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1484. Bob Feller.

Four signed photos: three identical color glossy 8 x 10 photos, each signed in blue felt tip; and a 7.25 x 9.5 cardstock photo of Feller in his second season with the Yankees, signed in blue felt tip, “Bob Feller HOF 62.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1481. Joe DiMaggio. Original 1939

Yankees scorecard from a game between the Yankees and Tigers, 6.5 x 10, signed later on the front cover in blue felt tip. In very good condition, with score card filled out, old tape along hinge, expected handling wear, and scattered toning and soiling. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1482. Ken Dryden.

Signed book: The Game. Later printing. Toronto: MacMillan Canada, 1996. Paperback, 6 x 9, 248 pages. signed and inscribed in black felt tip on the title page, “To Steven Kirkpatrick, a goalie, who lives and loves the game. With best wishes always, Ken Dryden, April 1, 2001.” In fine condition, with some light wear and creasing to the cover. The recipient Kirkpatrick, played the opening shift for the Indianapolis Ice of the Central Hockey League in 2001 while suffering from Muscular Dystrophy, thus becoming the first goal tender in a professional hockey game to play in a wheelchair. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1485. Football. Fifty-eight ink signatures of football greats on

individual off-white cards, ranging in size from 2.75 x 1.25 to 5 x 3, some affixed to a larger card with a clipped photo of the respective athlete. Signers are: Albie Booth (3), Doc Blanchard, Don Meredith, Johnny Lujack, Glenn Davis, John Lattner, Paul Hornung, Doak Walker, Chuck Bednarik, Jay J. Berwanger, Howard ‘Hop’ Cassady, Alan Ameche, Bobby Layne, Otto Graham (2), Billy Cannon, Mel Hein (2), ‘Bulldog’ Turner (2), Frank ‘Bruiser’ Kinard (2), Bill Hollenback, Tom Harmon, Homer H. Hazel, Sam Baugh, Bronko Nagurski (2), Ernie Nevers (2, one ins), ‘Red’ Grange (2), Don Hutson, Ken Strong, Charley Trippi, Hugh McElhenny, Jack Christiansen, Clarence ‘Ace’ Parker, Ernie Stautner, Raymond Berry, Ollie Matson, Tom Fears, Lou Groza, Dante Lavelli, Sid Luckman (2), Bart Starr, Jim Finks, Steve Van Buren, George Blanda, Cal Hubbard, Pete Pihos, Jim Swink, Bob Waterfield, Crazylegs Hirsch, and Emlen Turrell. In fine condition, with scattered light toning and soiling, and some trimmed edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1486. Football Coaches. Twen-

ty-one ink signatures of college football coaches on individual off-white cards and clipped slips, with some featuring clipped photos of the respective coach. Signers are: Robert C. Zuppke (3, one featuring a color sketch), Bobby Dodd (2), Frank Leahy, Earl Red Blaik, D. X. Bible, Charlie Caldwell, Bud Wilkinson, Woody Hayes (2), Duffy Daugherty, George Halas (2), Glenn S. ‘Pop’ Warner, Tom Landry, Paul E. Brown, De Ormond “Tuss” McLaughry, and Amos Alonzo Stagg (2). In fine condition, with scattered light toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1490. Joe Frazier. Everlast righthanded boxing glove signed in black felt tip on the top. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1491. Charles Gehringer.

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Gehringer taking a practice swing, signed in black felt tip, “Chas. Gehringer.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1487. Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra. Official Rawlings Major League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot by Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford. In fine condition, with a slight brush to end of Ford’s signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1488. Four Horsemen: Jim Crowley.

One-quarter of Notre Dame’s ‘Four Horsemen.’ Ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Percy, Every good wish, Jim Crowley,” on an offwhite 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1489. Nellie Fox. Joanne S. Fox personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled

out and signed by Fox, “J. Nelson Fox,” payable to Cash for $100.00, August 25, 1970. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fine condition, with a central vertical crease, bank stamp to first initial, and show-through from stamps on reverse. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1492. Pat Gillick.

Baseball Hall of Famer and general manager for three World Series champions. Ballpoint signature, “Pat Gillick,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 card. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1493. Pat Gillick. Gold Hall of Fame

plaque card signed across the top in blue felt tip, “Pat Gillick HOF 2011.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1494. Golf. Eight ink signatures of Golf greats on individual off-white clipped slips and cards, each affixed to a larger card with a clipped image of each golfer. Signers are: Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Byron Nelson, Tommy Armour, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Lloyd Mangrum, and Cary Middlecoff. In fine condition, with light toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1495. Golf Champions. Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Clubhouse in Augusta, signed in felt tip by Doug Ford, Bob Goalby, Fuzzy Zoeller, Jack Burke, Billy Casper, Jack Nicklaus, Tommy Aaron, Ray Floyd, Seve Ballesteros, and Craig Stadler. In fine condition, with a bit of trivial creasing along the top and bottom edge, and some light brushing to some of the signatures. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 1496. Golf Legends.

Four color glossy photos, one 8 x 10 and three 10 x 8, each signed in felt tip or ballpoint by the respective legend pictured. Signers are: Gene Sarazen (ins), Billy Casper, Sam Snead (ins), and Ken Venturi. Scattered edge creases and light skipping to Snead’s signature and inscription, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1497. Adrian Gonzalez. Three items:

official Rawlings 2009 All Star Game baseball, signed on a side panel in blue ballpoint, “Adrian Gonzalez PS 27:1”; and two identical color 4 x 6 team-issued photos of Gonzalez at bat for the Red Sox, each signed in black felt tip, “Adrian Gonzalez PS 27:1.” In fine condition, with a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to ball. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1498. George Halas. Football Hall of Famer (1895–1983) who was associated with the Chicago Bears and the National Football League from their inception in 1920 until his death. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of a young Halas in his football uniform, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip “To Al Cutler—All best wishes, George Halas.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and surface marks. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1499. Woody Hayes. Signed

book: You Win with People! Later printing. Columbus, Ohio: Typographic Printing Company, 1975. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6 x 9, 324 pages. Signed and inscribed in red felt tip on the first free end page, “To Keith Lewis, A fellow history buff. Yea Ohio!—Woody Hayes.” In very good condition, with scattered light toning to signed page, closing page and both pastedowns, a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to signed page, and moderate toning and foxing to dustjacket, as well as areas of paper loss. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

1500. William ‘Pudge’ Heffelfinger. College Football Hall

of Famer (1867–1954) considered the first to play professionally. Bold ballpoint signature, “Wm Heffelfinger, Yale 1891,” on an off-white 5 x 3.25 card affixed to a slightly larger card bearing a small clipped photo of the athlete. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1501. Hockey. Eigh-

teen ink signatures of hockey greats on individual off-white cards, ranging in size from 2 x 1.75 to 5 x 3, with some affixed to larger cards bearing clipped photos of the respective athlete. Signers are: Ernie Shore (2), John Bower, Gordon Howe, Sid Abel (ins), Andy Bathgate, Bill Gadsby, Milt Schmidt, Doug Bentley, Paul Ronty, Camille Henry, Wally Hergesheimer, Bones Raleigh, Marty Pavelich, Red Sullivan, Doug Adam, Dean Prentice, and Maurice Richard. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1502. Ben Hogan. Col-

or glossy 7 x 9.5 photo of a Life magazine featuring Hogan mid-swing, dated August 8, 1955, signed in blue felt tip. Double-suede matted and framed, with two small gold plaques and a limited edition handpainted commemorative cover of Hogan signed by the artist, to an overall size of 21.75 x 16. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1503. Willie Hoppe.

Billiards player (1887– 1959) considered the best player in first half of the 20th century. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Willie Hoppe, 11-19-53,” on an off-white 4 x 2 card affixed to a larger card. In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1504. Rogers Hornsby. Vintage ballpoint

signature “Rogers Hornsby” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 5/4/52). In fine condition, with a couple trivial corner tip creases and light soiling, and light postmarks to top. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1505. Paul Hornung.

Official Baden commemorative Heisman Trophy football signed in black felt tip on the white panel “Paul Hornung, 5, 56H.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1506. Horse Racing: Eddie Arcaro. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Arcaro atop Citation, signed in blue felt tip; the image also bears a facsimile signature. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1507. Horse Racing: Edgar Prado. Color

satin-finish 34 x 16 photo of Prado atop Barbaro in the Kentucky Derby, signed in blue felt tip, “Edgar Prado, Barbaro.” Rolled and in fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1508. Horse Racing: Triple Crown Winners. Official Rawlings Major League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot by Jean Cruguet and on the side panels by Ron Turcotte and Steve Cauthen. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 1509. Horse Racing: Triple Crown Winners. Color satin-

finish 10 x 8 composite photo of the three Triple Crown winners atop their horses, signed in blue felt tip by Jean Cruguet, Ron Turcotte, and Steve Cauthen. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1510. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte. Two different glossy 8 x 10

photos, one action shot of the 98th Kentucky Derby, signed in the top border in purple felt tip, and the other of a victorious Turcotte holding his trophy after winning the derby, signed in purple felt tip. In fine condition, with trivial creasing and toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1511. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte.

Color 20 x 16 laser print photo of Turcotte and Secretariat leaving the field behind, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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1516. LeBron James. Signed book:

1512. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte. Color glossy 20 x 16

composite photo honoring the 25th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown, signed in blue felt tip; and a semi-glossy 20 x 16 photo of Turcotte winning the 1973 Belmont Stakes by an amazing 31 lengths atop Secretariat, signed in blue felt tip, “73 Triple Crown, Ron Turcotte.” In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1513. Tim Horton.

Toronto Maple Leaf defenseman and fourtime Stanley Cup winner. Played twenty-four seasons in the NHL before being killed in a car accident in 1974 at the age of 44. A chain of Canadian donut shops bears his name. Composite 10.5 x 8.25 paperstock photo of Horton with the Penguins in the 1971–72 season, signed vertically in black felt tip. In fine condition, with some light dings along top edge. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1514. Indianapolis 500 Winners. Two

color glossy 10 x 8 photos from the Indianapolis 500, one signed in black felt tip by A. J. Foyt, the other signed in blue and black felt tip by Johnny Rutherford, Mario Andretti, and Dan Gurney. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1515. Jackson, McGwire, and Canseco. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo

of Reggie Jackson, Mark McGwire, and Jose Canseco posing together before Jackson’s final game at Yankee Stadium in 1987, signed in blue felt tip by all three. In fine condition. Jackson was unable to play due to a pulled muscle, but delivered the line-up card to the umpires before the beginning of the game. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Shooting Stars. First edition, first printing. NY: Penguin Press, 2009. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 258 pages. Signed on the title page in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with an Upper Deck hologram affixed to title page. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Upper Deck. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“I made an agreement with Vice President Brooks, of the Western Union…which is entirely satisfactory to the American League” 1517. Ban Johnson.

Baseball executive (1864– 1931) who served as the founder and first president of the American League. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. TLS signed “B. B. Johnson,” one page, 8.5 x 11, American League Professional Baseball Clubs letterhead, April 15, 1915. Letter to T. L. Hutson, owner of the Yankees. In part: “I made an agreement with Vice President Brooks, of the Western Union…which is entirely satisfactory to the American League. The contract, however, has not been signed. This will probably be executed when I go to New York in the latter part of the month.” In very good condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, and mild overall toning. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. In 1913 Western Union paid each team $17,000 per year over five years for the rights to broadcast the games. An interesting and early connection between media and baseball, a relationship that began back in the 1860s via telegraph. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1518. Henry Jordan. Green

Bay Packer who died at an early age, well before his Hall of Fame induction. Crisp ballpoint signature, “Henry Jordan,” on an off-white 5 x 3 lightly-lined card. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1519. Garry Kasparov. Russian chess player and world champion since 1985. Two color 12 x 8 satin-finish photos of Kasparov at the chess board, including one of the chess master competing against Big Blue, each signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a photo taken at time of signing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 1520. Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. Everlast left-handed 12-

oz boxing glove signed in black felt tip on the top by Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1521. Ted Kluszewski. Color

satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Kluszewski taking a knee in his Reds uniform, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and surface dings. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

The commissioner invokes Prohibition to get his point across: “If you…will give official correspondence at least a Volsteadian percentage of half-way treatment, I will be glad to have it”

1525. Kenesaw M. Landis. First base-

1522. Larry Lajoie.

Vintage ballpoint signature, “Larry Lajoie,” on an off-white 5 x 3 lined card. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1523. Don Larsen.

1524. Jake LaMotta. Limited edition handpainted Jake LaMotta bobble head, 7.5” tall, #37/300, signed on the front of the base in black felt tip. In fine condition. Housed in its original box. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Forty-two identical sepia glossy 10 x 8 photos of Larsen throwing the final pitch of his perfect game in the 1956 World Series, each signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

ball commissioner (1866–1944). Landis was elected to office on November 12, 1920, and helped restore public confidence in baseball following the Black Sox scandal of 1919. The former US district judge banned eight White Sox players for life, despite their acquittal in a court of law. Landis subsequently issued other edicts utilizing the ‘absolute power’ granted him by the owners to ensure the game’s integrity. TLS signed “K. M. Landis,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Baseball letterhead, August 5, 1937. Letter to Elmer Daily, president of the Middle Atlantic League. In part: “Certainly I have no desire to fine anybody, but if you can devise a means by which your office and a multitude of other Major League offices will give official correspondence at least a Volsteadian percentage of half-way treatment, I will be glad to have it and to adopt it. I am rescinding the fine, but I hope this will not happen again.” In fine condition, with scattered light toning and creasing, and a few spots of soiling to top right. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1526. Rod Laver and Roy Emerson. Glossy

1529. Connie Mack. Signed

10 x 8 photo of Laver and Emerson posing with their respective trophies, signed in black felt tip by both. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1527. Sid Luckman. Glossy 8 x 10 photo, signed in blue felt tip, “Sid Luckman, 1939–1950.” In fine condition, with a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to lower corner. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“I have just received word...that you have very kindly given permission to use your name, and if required to impersonate you, in a Motion Picture which is to be based on my career” 1528. Connie Mack.

Terrific TLS with great association, one page, 8.5 x 11, American Baseball Club of Philadelphia letterhead, September 28, 1950. In a letter to boxer Gene Tunney, Mack writes, in full: “I have just received word from Christy Walsh stating that you have very kindly given permission to use your name, and if required to impersonate you, in a Motion Picture which is to be based on my career. This letter is to thank you for your courtesy.” Some light toning and foxing along the edges, a light diagonal crease above the bottom right corner, a faded pencil notation, and three binder holes along the right edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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book: Connie Mack’s Baseball Book. First edition. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. Hardcover, 6 x 8.5, 234 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “Best wishes to Joe, Connie Mack,” beneath a facsimile signature. In very good condition, with split front hinge, uniform toning and a bit of light soiling to signed page, damp staining to boards, and some mirroring of another label on back board.Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Uncommon documents from the legendary MacPhails 1530. Larry and Lee MacPhail. Two items: DS quickly signed,

“Larry MacPhail,” one page, 8.5 x 11, WINS Radio letterhead, September 26, 1945. General Manager of WINS, Willard Shroeder, writes to MacPhail regarding a broadcasting agreement, in part: “This letter will confirm your verbal agreement with Trevor Adams in regard to the broadcasting of games of the New York Yankee Baseball Club….it is understood that WINS will furnish its facilities for the broadcasting of the at home and away games of the New York Yankees Baseball Club for the 1946 and 1947 seasons. The price for the facilities is $60,000.00 for the season, providing the station is operating at 50,000 Watts.”; and one memo signed, “Lee MacPhail,” one page, 7 x 10, New York Yankees, Inc. letterhead, February 16, 1953. In a letter to George M. Weiss, MacPhail writes, in full: “Player was declared free agent from Detroit when we questioned signing as violation high school rule last fall. We offered player $175 month, $500 cash, $1,500 contingent bonus. We have not heard from Patterson yet as to White Sox offer. The boy attended White Sox camp at Fort Pierce, Florida, this spring while still under high school rule, presumably paying his own expenses.” In very good condition, with moderate toning, a few small tears, a staple, a couple notations in another hand, and four punch holes. Great business letters from the only father and son elected to the Hall of Fame. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1534. Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. Cus-

1531. Mickey Mantle and Baseball Hall of Famers. Ten items:

color glossy 7 x 9 photo of Mickey Mantle in his Yankee pinstripes, signed in blue felt tip; glossy 8 x 10 photo of Carl Hubbell, signed in black felt tip; individual 3.5 x 5.5 cardstock photos of Chas. Gehringer, Bob Feller, and Joe Cronin, each signed in felt tip by the respective player pictured; a 1978 Topps baseball card of Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter, signed on the front in blue felt tip; and ink and pencil signatures of Rick Ferrell, Wm. H. (Bill) Terry, Carl Hubbell, and Joe Cronin on individual cards, slips, and album pages. In fine overall condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

tom made display consisting of two official Rawlings American League baseballs, signed in ballpoint on the sweet spot, “Mickey Mantle No. 7,” and “Joe DiMaggio,” respectively; and a color cut out of Mantle and DiMaggio posing together in their uniforms during the National Anthem, signed in black felt tip by Mantle. Balls and stand up fit into a stand with two figurines of the players. One ball and stand-up have broken off of stand, but could be repaired. Aforementioned damage, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1532. Mickey Mantle and Don Mattingly. Color glossy

artist’s proof of Robert Stephen Simon’s lithograph of Mantle and Mattingly, 15.25 x 19.5, signed in blue felt tip by Mickey Mantle and Don Mattingly, and also signed in the bottom border, “’Artist Proof’ Robert Stephen Simon.” Framed to an overall size of 17 x 21. In fine condition, with some light rippling. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1535. Mantle, Mays, and Snider. Color limited edition 36 x

24 composite print entitled ‘Willie, Mickey and the Duke,’ numbered #714/1603, signed in blue felt tip by Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Duke Snider. Also signed in blue felt tip by the artist, David Millman. In fine condition, with scattered small bends and light creases. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1536. Mickey Mantle. Color limited edi-

Mantle signs amidst a collection of all-star athletes, including Johnny Unitas and Paul Hornung 1533. Mickey Mantle and Friends. Vintage ballpoint signa-

ture, “Mickey Mantle,” on the reverse of a De La Salle Development Program dinner invitation, 5 x 4, also featuring the signatures of Johnny Unitas, Paul Hornung, Kyle Rote, and Bob Cousy. In fine condition, with light toning and a few trivial spots of soiling. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

tion 21.5 x 26.5 composite print, numbered #121/750, signed in blue felt tip by Mantle. Also signed in pencil by the artist, Joseph Catalano. Matted and framed to an overall size of 26.5 x 32. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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1537. Mickey Mantle. Signed book: All My Octobers. Later printing. NY: Harper Paperbacks, 1994. Paperback, 4.25 x 6.75, 251 pages. Signed on the cover in blue felt tip. Some light irregular adhesion to signature, a few surface marks to cover, mild edge toning to interior pages, and a moderate rip to the middle of the fractured binding resulting in a small portion of front cover being creased (lightly affecting first name) and passing into the opening and closing pages, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity stating book originated from the Greer Johnson Collection. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 1538. Mickey Mantle. Color

glossy 11 x 14 photo of the July 2, 1962, Sports Illustrated cover featuring Mantle, affixed to a foam core mount of the same size, signed in blue felt tip, “Mickey Mantle, No. 7.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1541. Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Friends. Official Rawlings National League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot by Mickey Mantle and signed on the side panels by Willie Mays, Johnny Mize, Cecil Fielder, Ralph Kiner, and George Foster. In very good condition, with scattered toning, lightly affecting most of the signatures. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Exceedingly rare payroll check from 1979—the year Martin reclaimed his stripes

1539. Mickey Mantle. Excellent color sat-

in-finish 16 x 20 photo of Mantle in his Yankees pinstripes posing next to the batting cage, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1542. Billy Martin. New York

1540. Mickey Mantle. Official

Rawlings American League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Yankees payroll check, 7.5 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and payable to Billy Martin for $3450.89, endorsed on the reverse by Martin, September 15, 1979. Encapsulated in a protective hard plastic case. In fine condition, with expected cancellation stamps, none of which affect the crisp signature. Scarce check from the monumental year Martin reassumed his position as manager, shortly after the midseason death of Thurman Munson. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1546. Joe Montana. Huge color satin-finish 30 x 40 photo of Montana signaling a touchdown, signed in gold ink. Rolled and in fine condition, with a few scattered surface marks and a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to corner. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1543. Carl Mays. TLS signed “Carl W. Hays,” one page, 8.25 x 5, no date. Conclusion of a letter to Harry Terry reads, in full: “Vic will be much further ahead at the end of four or five years financially if he spends one and possibly two more years at my school. As it is my intention to sell him outright to a major league club whereby he will receive more money for the sale price than he will make in ten years in the minor leagues. The Major League will in turn send him to a Minor League if necessary for further experience. In this way he will get the benefit of constant supervision from the club that owns him. This is my decision and I sincerely hope it will please Vic and will meet with your approval.” In very good condition, with pencil circles and light notations to bottom, two vertical folds, one through middle initial of signature, trimmed top edge, and rusty paperclip mark to top edge. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 1544. Carl Mays.

American League pitcher, unfortunately remembered for one tragic, misguided pitch that struck Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman in the head. Chapman collapsed at home plate and died the next day at a New York hospital without ever regaining consciousness. Ballpoint signature, “Carl W. Mays,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1547. Willie Mosconi. Two-piece wooden

cue stick, measuring 57 inches total, signed on the upper portion in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1548. Stirling Moss. Mattefinish 3.5 x 5.5 BP promotional photo of the racing driver in his gear, signed in the bottom border in black ballpoint, “Stirling Moss.” In fine condition, with some trivial creasing and a faint surface mark. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1549. Stan Musial. 1545. Mark McGwire. Official

Rawlings replica St. Louis Cardinals baseball jersey, with sewn on letters and numbers, signed vertically in black felt tip on the back. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Two items: official Rawlings National League baseball, signed on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint; and a limited edition Perez-Steele card, 5.75 x 8, #4263/5000, signed on the front in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.… (MB $150)

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1550. Joe Namath. Color satin-finish 30 x 40 photo of a young Namath in his Jets uniform, signed in gold ink. Rolled and in fine condition, with some scattered light creases and surface dings. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1554. Jack Nicklaus. Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club golf hat signed in black felt tip on the brim. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1555. James Norris. Hockey Hall of

1551. Joe Namath. Color satin-

finish 16 x 20 photo of Namath throwing a pass for the New York Jets, signed in blue felt tip, “Joe Namath 12.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1552. Earle “Greasy” Neale. Football Hall of

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Famer (1891–1973) who was head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1941–1950, and a baseball outfielder from 1916–1924. Ballpoint signature, “Earle ‘Greasy’ Neale, Philadelphia Eagles, 1941 through 1950, coach,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1553. BoBo Newsom. Vintage glossy

8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To Wally, Best wishes BoBo Newsom.” In very good condition, with several noticeable creases, dings to right edge, and irregular adhesion to beginning of inscription. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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Fame sports impresario (1906–1966) who was longtime part owner of the Chicago Blackhawks and Madison Square Garden. Chicago Stadium Corporation business check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Norris, payable to Earl Blevins for $37.50, October 26, 1939. Central vertical fold, cancellation holes and pencil notation to top left, and scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Notre Dame. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Notre Dame Touchdown Jesus, signed in felt tip by Johnny Lattner, Johnny Lujack, Bob Kuechenberg, Ara Parseghian, and Joe Theismann. In fine condition, with some light creasing and a few trivial surface dings. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1557. NY Giants. Color glossy

8 x 10 photo of the Giants carrying Bill Parcells off the field after their Super Bowl victory, signed in felt tip and ink by 29 players and coaches including: Bill Parcells, Phil Simms, O. J. Anderson, Jeff Rutledge, George Martin, Phil McConkey, Robbie Jones, Terry Kinard, William Roberts, Lionel Manuel, Kenny Hill, Zeke Mowatt, Raul Allegre, Eric Dorsey, Perry Williams, Solomon Miller, Lee Rouson, Damian Johnson, Erik Howard, Tom Flynn, Romeo Crennel, and Sean Landeta. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1561. NY Yankees. Vintage

1558. NY Home Run Champs. Limited edition official Rawlings Adirondack Big Stick baseball bat signed in blue felt tip on the barrel by Willie Mays, Duke Snider, Johnny Mize, George Foster, and Ralph Kiner. A presentation plaque is also affixed to the barrel. In fine condition, with Kiner’s signature a few shades light, but still legible. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1559. NY Yankees. Official Reach baseball signed in blue ballpoint

by 22 members of the 1963 Yankees. Signers include; Yogi Berra (ss), Ralph Houk, Bill Kunkel, Johnny Blanchard, Elston Howard, Tony Kubek, Tom Tresh, and Al Downing. Ball also bears clubhouse signatures of Mickey Mantle, Joe Pepitone, and Roger Maris. Some light fading to some of the signatures, otherwise fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

book page, 5.5 x 9, taken from a Who’s Who book, signed in ink and pencil by 17 members of the 1937 Yankees. Signers include: Lefty Gomez, Joe McCarthy, Jake Powell, Art Fletcher, Red Rolfe, Earle Combs, Doc Painter (trainer), Johnny Murphy, Myril Hoag, Don Heffner, Jack Saltzgaver, Art Jorgens, Joe Glenn, John Schulte, Kemp Wicker, Joe Vance, and Frank Crosetti. In fine condition, with light overall toning and some slight contrast to a couple signatures. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1562. NY Yankees. Three vintage ink signatures on individual album pages. Signers are: “Mark Koenig, Cincinnati Reds, Oct. 7, 1934, Salt Lake City, Utah”; “Bob Shawley, New York Yankees, Oct. 14th, 1923”; “Bob Meusel, May 1–24”; and an ANS, signed in the text, as follows: “New York, N.Y., Sept 27–27: ‘Wilcy’ Moore pitches on the Yankee Base Ball Club. I have 18 wins and 7 losses to my credit. This is my first year in the big league.” In fine condition, with typed collector’s notation to each (one very slightly touching inscription; most can easily be matted out), and binding holes and a few small pieces of tape to edges or corners of each page, not affecting any writing. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1560. NY Yankees.

Vintage pencil signatures of Joe Gordon, Johnny Lindell, Ken Sears, Frank Crosetti, and Charlie Wensloff on an off-white 4.5 x 6 album page. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1563. NY Yankees. Vintage ink signatures of 9 members of New York Yankees of the 1950s on individual government postcards. Signers are: Mel Allen, Allie Reynolds, Gene Woodling, Ed Lopat, Cliff Mapes, Bill Dickey, Bobby Brown, Ralph Houk, and Vic Raschi (ins). In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, a few partial postmarks, and a central vertical fold to Lopat’s card. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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Among the most unsavory characters in the history of the game 1564. NY Yankees. Softcover autograph album, 6 x 4.5, signed inside in ink by 12 members of the 1936 World Champion New York Yankees, with multiple signatures on the same page. Signers include: Steve Sundra, Arthur Fletcher, Bump Hadley, Earle Combs, Bill Dickey, Red Rolfe, George Selkirk, Don Heffner (2), Johnny Murphy, Jack Saltzgaver, Monte Pearson, and John Broaca. In fine condition, with a clipped signature to one page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100) 1565. NY Yankees: Bobo Newsom.

Starting pitcher who played for a number of teams from 1929 through 1953, including the Yankees. Vintage 4 x 3.25 clipped book photo, signed in blue ballpoint. Irregular edges and tape remnants to each edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1566. NY Yankees: Frank ‘Home Run’ Baker. Base-

ball Hall of Famer (1886–1963) considered one of the premier power hitters during the Dead-Ball era. Vintage fountain pen signature, “J. Franklin Baker,” on a light green 4.25 x 1 slip clipped from a check. In fine condition, with a light vertical crease touching first letter of last name of signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1567. NY Yankees: Ernie Bonham. Start-

ing pitcher for the Yankees who died in 1949 at the age of 36 following an appendectomy and stomach surgery. Scarce DS, signed “Ernest Bonham,” two pages both sides, 8.5 x 11, April 17, 1945. Player’s contract between Bonham and the New York Yankees for the 1945 season for a salary of $16,000, with Bonham receiving an additional $1500 should manager Joe McCarthy approve it. Signed at the conclusion by Bonham, adding his California address. In fine condition, with expected folds, scattered creases, and a uniform shade of mild toning. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1568. NY Yankees: Hal Chase. Chase was an oddly charismatic star. He was considered by contemporary observers to be the best-fielding first baseman ever, but he repeatedly threw games for the quick money he could make betting against his own team, and he was eventually banned for life. ALS signed “Hal,” one page, 5 x 3.25, November 23, 1941. Short letter to an admirer. In part: “Very glad to grant your request. And I appreciate your kind wishes.” On the reverse, Chase writes, “Most sincerely yours, Hal Chase, 12th & West Sts., Oakland, Calif.” In fine condition, with mild toning to both sides, and a stray ink mark through a few letters of text on the letter side. Rare correspondence from one of the game’s most morally corrupt players. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1569. NY Yankees: Bud Daley. Knuckleballer

who was a member of the world champion Yankees in the early 1960s. DS, signed “Buddy L. Daley,” two pages both sides, 8.5 x 11, March 11, 1965. Agreement between Daley and the Cleveland Indians for Daley to play for the Indians in the 1965 season for a salary of $15,750.00. Signed at the conclusion by Daley, and also signed by Joe Cronin and Gabe Paul. A small rider is stapled to the top of the second page which is also signed by Daley. In fine condition, with punch holes to left edge and expected folds. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1570. NY Yankees: Chuck Dressen. Longtime player, coach,

and manager, who coached the Yankees in 1947–1948. Vintage 6 x 7.75 paperstock photo of Dressen in his Yankee pinstripes, signed upside down in fountain pen. Trimmed edges, scattered light toning and creasing, and adhesive remnant to bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1571. NY Yankees: Karl Drews. Pitcher

whose career spanned 21 seasons from 1939 to 1959. Color picture postcard of 8 x 19 Apartment Hotel in Havana, Cuba, 5.5 x 3.5, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “Best wishes, Karl Drews.” Postcard also bears the collector’s mailing address. Uniform toning to signature side, rusty mounting remnants to edges, and signature a shade light, otherwise fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1575. NY Yankees: Clark Griffith. Base-

ball Hall of Famer (1869–1955) who was a pitcher, manager, and owner. DS, signed “Clark C. Griffith,” one page, 6.25 x 4, April 7, 1928. Griffith assigns the contract of Edwin Wells to Birmingham of the Southern League. Signed at the conclusion by Griffith. Central vertical fold, affecting a small portion of signature, horizontal fold near top, and a uniform shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1572. NY Yankees: Eddie Farrell.

1576. NY Yankees: Bump Hadley. Major League pitcher who

Played for the Yankees in 1932 and 1933. Vintage glossy 4 x 6 photo of Farrell in the outfield, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to his team mate, Hall of Famer George Kelly, “Best wishes to George Kelly always, Eddie Farrell.” Photo is affixed to a rigid 5 x 8.5 black album page. Some blacked out areas on uniform inherent to the original negative, scattered light surface marks, and some scattered light silvering, otherwise fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

helped the Yankees win the World Series every season from 1936–39. Vintage book page from Who’s Who in baseball, 8.5 x 11, signed in fountain pen on his image. A rough left edge and uniform toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1577. NY Yankees: Rolly Hemsley and Dan MacFayden.

1573. NY Yankees: Alex Ferguson.

Pitcher who played for five different teams between 1918 and 1929. DS, signed “Alex. Ferguson,” one page, 6 x 3.25, January 23, 1928. Ferguson gives permission for his portrait to be used by Frederick G. Lieb. In very good condition, with mild toning, a bit heavier at bottom, and scattered paper loss to top edge. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1574. NY Yankees: John Ganzel. Hit the

first home run in New York Highlanders history in 1903. Vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, “Dear John Adams, Kind regards, John H. Ganzel,” on a 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 7/1/1951). Trimmed top edge, scattered light soiling, and postmark over portion of inscription, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Hemsley was a major name associated with Alcoholics Anonymous; MacFayden pitched for both the Yankees and the Red Sox. Two vintage Who’s Who book pages, signed in fountain pen, “Rolly Hemsley,” and “Dan MacFayden,” respectively. In fine condition, with uniform toning and some light soiling to border of MacFayden’s page. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1578. NY Yankees: Johnson Hildebrand. Three vintage

book pages from the 1933 Who’s Who, each signed in fountain pen or ballpoint by the respective player pictured: Roy Johnson, Lyn Lary, and Oral Hildebrand. Reverse of Johnson’s page bears a signature of Athletics outfielder Robert Johnson. In fine condition, with uniform mild toning. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1579. NY Yankees: Fred Hofmann. Vintage matte-finish 4 x 6

1583. NY Yankees: Sam Jones and Joe Bush. Two

George Burke photo of Hofmann in his St. Louis uniform, inscribed in another hand in green fountain pen “Best wishes to Stan Gray,” and signed in blue ballpoint, “From Fred Hofmann, Coach St. Louis Browns.” In fine condition, with a few mild creases. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

key pitchers on the Yankees first World Series winning team in 1923. Two brief ALSs, both written at the bottoms of one page TLSs to the respective player, 8.5 x 11, both dated January 12, 1957. First letter, signed “Sam P. Jones,” is dated January 15, 1957 and reads, “I would be very happy to autograph a baseball for your display.” Second letter, signed “Leslie ‘Joe’ Bush,” reads, in part: “I will autograph a baseball with pleasure.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and mild toning to both pages. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1584. NY Yankees: Dan MacFayden. Pitched for the Yankees

1580. NY Yankees: Waite Hoyt. Vintage book page from

from 1932–1934. ALS, one page, 7 x 10.5, no date. Letter to an admirer. In part: “My best advice for a young pitcher is to acquire control which is the base of pitching. Know in your mind the exact spot where you want to pitch that ball & keep practicing it until you can.” In fine condition, with mild overall toning. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

the 1933 Who’s Who, 8.25 x 11, signed above his image in fountain pen. In fine condition, with trimmed right edge, and a uniform shade of mild toning. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1581. NY Yankees: Hank Johnson and Bill Werber. Johnson

played with the Yankees from 1925–1932; Werber played with the team from 1930–1933, and has the distinction of being the last player to play for the New York Giants, Yankees, and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Two vintage book pages from the 1933 Who’s Who, both approximately 8.5 x 11, signed in pencil “Bill Werber,” and “Henry Johnson,” respectively. In very good condition, with scattered toning, paper loss to bottom of Werber’s page, and small edge tears to both. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1582. NY Yankees: ‘Sad’ Sam Jones. Major

League pitcher for seven teams from 1951–1964. Vintage fountain pen signature, “7/1/48, Sincerely yours, ‘Sad’ Sam Jones,” on an off-white 5 x 3 government postcard (postmarked 7/1/48), with a small clipped photo affixed to left edge. In fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1585. NY Yankees: Art Jorgens and Sam Byrd. Jorgens

has the distinction of being the first Norwegian member of the Yankees. Byrd would replace Babe Ruth in the outfield. Two vintage book pages from the 1933 Baseball Who’s Who, each approximately 8 x 11, signed in fountain pen by Jorgens and Byrd respectively. In fine condition, with uniform toning and a trimmed vertical edge to each. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1586. NY Yankees: Fred Merkle. First baseman (1888–

1956) best remembered for a base-running gaffe for the New York Giants in a game against the Chicago Cubs in 1908. Merkle’s failure to advance to second base on what should have been a game-winning hit led instead to a forceout at second and a tie game. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Fred Merkle,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked 9/18/50). In fine condition, with slight postmark remnants along top edge. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1587. NY Yankees: Pat Malone. Pitched for the Yankees

1590. NY Yankees: Ben Paschal. Out-

from 1935–1937, and led the National League in wins in 1929–1930. Vintage glossy 4 x 6 George Burke photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to his team mate George Kelly, “To High pockets, best wishes, Perce Pat Malone.” Photo is affixed to a rigid 5 x 8.5 black album page. Some scattered light surface marks and silvering to darker areas of image, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

fielder (1895–1974) who played for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees, whom he helped two World Series victories in 1927 and 1928. On April 12, 1927, in the first game of the season, Paschal was the last player ever to pinch hit for Babe Ruth. Ballpoint signature, “Good luck and best wishes, Ben Paschal,” on a lined 6 x 4 card. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/ DNA authentication holder (though misidentified as “Bell Paschal”). Light toning, and small spots of surface loss at corners, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1588. NY Yankees: Johnny Murphy. Vin-

tage 6.5 x 9 paperstock photo of Murphy in his Red Sox uniform, signed and inscribed in black ink, “Best wishes to Loren, Johnny Murphy”; and a small clipped magazine photo, 1.75 x 2, of Murphy in his Yankees uniform, signed in blue ballpoint. In very good condition, with punch holes and a tear to top edge of larger photo, and tape remnants to small photo. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1591. NY Yankees: George Pipgras and Bob Seeds. Two vin-

tage book pages from the 1933 Who’s Who, both approximately 8.25 x 11, signed in fountain pen on their respective pages by George Pipgras and “Bob Seeds.” Reverse of Pipgras’s page is signed in fountain pen by Tony Pietruszka. Paper loss and edge tears to Seeds’s page and uniform toning to both pages, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

“In talking with both Hutchinson and Gehringer on my visits, I am certain they both feel the club needs bolstering in many spots” 1589. NY Yankees: Johnny Neun. First baseman for Detroit and

Boston who turned the seventh unassisted triple play in baseball history, and the first to end a game. LS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, New York Yankees, Inc. letterhead, March 31, 1953. Letter to Yankee General Manager George Weiss reporting on spring activities of the Athletics and Tigers. In part: “In talked with Manager Fred Hutchinson and Walter [Spike] Briggs… Charlie Gehringer is in Detroit…Hutchinson is ready to let the player go for center fielder Noren and a young pitcher…Spike Briggs also talked very freely and said he felt trading Houtteman would be very dangerous at this time…had to consider the fans, their reaction trading the young pitcher…Spike too was rather upset by the fact many of the top writers following teams in Florida felt his team was one of the weakest in the American League…apparently he didn’t like what they had been writing about his team with its fine spring record. Frankly, the way Briggs talked to me I think the young President might be sold on the fact he may have a rather good entry in the American league pennant race…In talking with both Hutchinson and Gehringer on my visits, I am certain they both feel the club needs bolstering in many spots.” In fine condition, with staple hole to top left and some mild toning. Superior baseball content. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“The biggest thrill I ever got out of baseball was the time we won the world’s series from the New York Giants back in 1923” 1592. NY Yankees: Wally Pipp. When the Yankees won

three straight pennants in 1921–23, Pipp was their solid, sure-handed first baseman. When they again won three in a row in 1926–28, he read about it in the Cincinnati Enquirer. In 1925, his eleventh Yankee year, he had asked for a day off because of a headache. A beaning in practice a few days later prolonged his hiatus. By the time he was fit, Lou Gehrig owned his position (for 2,130 consecutive games). TLS, one page, 6 x 8, June 19, 1944. Letter to an admirer. In part: “I believe the biggest thrill I ever got out of baseball was the time we won the world’s series from the New York Giants back in 1923.” A mild shade of uniform toning, a few heavier spots of toning, and a small mounting remnant to top edge, otherwise fine condition. Scarce correspondence from the man replaced by Gehrig. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1593. NY Yankees: Dusty Rhodes. Major League pitcher

who played for the Yankees from 1929–1932. Scarce vintage book page from Who’s Who, 8.25 x 11, signed in blue ink. In fine condition, with trimmed right edge and a uniform shade of mild toning. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1594. NY Yankees: Branch Rickey. Vintage

fountain pen signature and inscription, “Joan: all best wishes always, Branch Rickey,” at the bottom of a young girl’s TLS to Rickey on an off-white 7.5 x 7.5 sheet. Two vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a bit of light soiling next to signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1595. NY Yankees: Jacob Ruppert and Ed Barrow. New York Yankees business

check, 9 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Ruppert and countersigned by Ed Barrow, “E. G. Barrow,” payable to former Yankee pitcher Ben C. Shields for $150, June 30, 1927. Endorsed on the reverse by Shields. In very good condition, with vertical folds and creases, scattered toning and soiling, brushing to Shields’s signature, and cancellation holes to body. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“I lost the game 3 to 2 in eleven innings. The pitcher for Baltimore was a tall left hander named Babe Ruth. That was his first year in organized baseball” 1596. NY Yankees: George Shears. Pitcher for the New York

Highlanders. TLS signed “George P. Shears,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Emissaries Attunement Center letterhead, October 28, 1967. Lengthy letter to an admirer. In part: “The first game I pitched at Jersey City was against Baltimore. I lost the game 3 to 2 in eleven innings. The pitcher for Baltimore was a tall left hander named Babe Ruth. That was his first year in organized baseball. You might be interested in hearing about the greatest play I ever saw. It was made by Hal Chase. There was a man on third base and they needed one run to win. Hal Chase seemingly had a nack of outthinking other players. He decided they would put on the squeeze play, so as soon as the pitcher started winding up Hal headed for home plate…Hal fielded the bunt right in front of home plate, touched the batter…and dove headfirst and touched the runner coming from third…A double play unassisted.” Under his signature, Shears adds, “age 77 going strong.” In fine condition, with scattered toning, intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a few ink corrections. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1601. NY Yankees: ‘ D a z z y ’ Va n c e .

1597. NY Yankees: Bill Skiff and George W. Davis. Skiff played

a total of 22 games in the Major League, including six for the Yankees in 1926; Davis played one game for the 1926 Yankees. ALS, signed “Bill Skiff, N.Y. Yankee Scout,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, dated December 14, 1955, replying to a collector’s request; and an ALS, signed “Geo. W. Davis,” one page, 7.25 x 10, dated September 20, 1954, also complying with an autograph request. In fine condition, with vertical mailing fold through a letter of Davis’s signature and scattered light toning to both. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Baseball Hall of Famer (1891–1961) who was the dominant National League pitcher of the 1920s. Vintage fountain pen signature, “With best wishes, A. C. ‘Dazzy’ Vance,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard, postmarked April 4, 1946. In fine condition, with a couple edge creases and small mounting remnants to reverse. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1602.

NY Yankees.

(1918–1958) with the New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, and Cleveland Indians who was killed when the train in which he was riding plunged off a bridge. Vintage 6 x 4 newspaper photo of Stirnweiss posing with his 1945 Yankee teammates, signed in black ink. Photo is affixed to a slightly larger light green card. In fine condition, with uniform toning to photo. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Twenty-seven color 3 x 3.25 50 Years of Yankee All Stars 1933–1983 trading cards, issued in 1983, each signed on the front in felt tip and ink by the respective player pictured. Signers are: Tommy Henrich (ins), Tom Tresh, Hank Bauer, Bill Johnson, John Sain, Allie Reynolds, Spud Chandler, Ben Chapman, Phil Rizzuto, Ed Lopat, Marius Russo, Ryne Duren, Lefty Gomez, Charlie Keller, Tommy Byrne, Spec Shea, Bobby Richardson, Luis Arroyo, Sparky Lyle, Irv Noren, Al Downing, Roy White, Bob Turley, Mel Stottlemyre, Bobby Shantz, Bill Skowron, and Fritz Peterson. Also included are several unsigned cards including Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Joe DiMaggio. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1599. NY Yankees: George Stirnweiss. Vintage 9.5 x 12

1603. Walter O’Malley.

1598. NY Yankees: George Stirnweiss. Second baseman

magazine photo of Stirnweiss fielding a ball, signed in fountain pen. Punch holes to right edge, several small edge tears, and scattered soiling and creasing to borders, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1600. NY Yankees: Vito Tamulis. Pitcher who broke into the

Major Leagues with the Yankees in 1934. Vintage 6.5 x 9 Brooklyn Dodgers team-issued lightweight photo, signed in fountain pen above his printed signature. In fine condition, with a couple small corner tip creases. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

President of the Brooklyn Dodgers. O’Malley was the man responsible for firing Branch Rickey and the team’s unpopular move from New York to Los Angeles. TLS signed “Walter,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc. letterhead, October 27, 1961. Letter to his personal pilot regarding having two planes for the Dodgers, but only one pilot. In part: “Just had a call from John Burns and it seems my roomie is now an ex-employee. He said that your check through the end of October will ground you…There is still considerable confusion as to how this plane situation is going to be accomplished. We now have two planes and one pilot. We must also have several holes in the head.” In fine condition, with a horizontal mailing fold through signature. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1604. Walter O’Malley. The

man responsible for firing Branch Rickey and the team’s unpopular move from New York to Los Angeles. He was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. Program page, 8.5 x 10.5, featuring three Dodger Executives including O’Malley, Buzzie Bavasi, and Fresco Thompson, signed in blue ballpoint, “Walter O’Malley.” In fine condition, with a rough right edge and paper loss to the top left corner. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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boxing trunks signed in black felt tip on the front. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Ohio State Football.

Official Riddell Ohio State football helmet signed in black felt tip on the side by Heisman Trophy winners Eddie George, Archie Griffin, and Howard Cassady. In fine condition, with ‘Buckeye Leaves’ affixed to other side of helmet. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1606. Jesse Owens.

Ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Dave— Every Best Wish, Jesse Owens,” on a light green 5.25 x 4 album page. Matted with a glossy, unsigned photo of Owens sprinting to an overall size of 13 x 15.75. In fine condition, with a pencil notation in another hand in the top right corner, and show-through from writing on the reverse. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1607. Manny Pacquiao. Team Pacquiao

black and white righthanded boxing glove signed in silver ink on the top. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1609. Danica Patrick. Two different color satin-finish 10 x 8 photos of Patrick posing in her racing suit, helmet under her arm, each signed in felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a folder of info from the event at which the signatures were acquired. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1610. Walter Payton. Glossy 8 x 10 promotional photo of Payton running with the ball, boldly signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1611. Dustin Pedroia. Two items: of-

ficial Rawlings Major League baseball, signed in blue ballpoint slightly off-center on the sweet spot; and a color glossy 10 x 8 photo of Pedroia at bat at Fenway, signed in silver ink. In fine condition. Photo is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/ DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

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1612. Philadelphia Athletics.

Vintage fountain pen signatures of 1929 team members Jack Quinn, Mickey Cochrane, Jimmy Dykes, Max Bishop, Bing Miller, All Simmons, and Bill Shores on an off-white 3.25 x 3.75 slip. Scattered toning, light soiling, small hole to center, and small surface remnant to Quinn’s signature, otherwise fine condition. Quinn is a very scarce signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1613. Jacques Plante. Hockey Hall of Fam-

er (192–-1986) who led Montreal to six Stanley Cups and was the first goalie to regularly wear a mask. Color 5.5 x 3.5 cardstock photo of Plante in the net for the St. Louis Blues, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1615. John Riggins. Gateway

commemorative cover with a color silk cachet honoring Riggins’s Hall of Fame career, signed in blue ballpoint. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1616. Cal Ripkin, Jr. Official

Louisville Slugger Cal Ripkin model baseball bat, commemorating the Baltimore Orioles 2007 Hall of Fame induction signed in silver ink of the barrel. In fine condition, with slightly irregular ink adhesion to the signature and an MLB authentication sticker. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1617. Jackie Robinson. Vintage ink signa-

ture and inscription, “To Max, Jackie Robinson,” on an off-white 5 x 3 album page. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning and soiling and a few bends and creases. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1618. Alex Rodriguez. Six color

glossy 11 x 14 photos of Rodriguez at the plate for the Seattle Mariners, each signed in blue felt tip. Some scattered light bends and creasing, spotting to finish, and a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to lower corner of each photo, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce signed image of the famed American runner 1614. Steve Prefontaine. Promising American long-distance runner (1951–1975) who was killed in an auto accident at the age of 24. Track and Field News magazine from May of 1970, 8.5 x 11, 22 pages, signed inside in black ink on an image of Prefontaine finishing a three-mile event. Upper portion of signed page removed, missing portion of back cover, and mild edge toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1619. Bill Russell and Red Auerbach. Two signed books:

Russell Rules. First edition, first printing. NY: Dutton Books, 2001. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 244 pages. Signed and inscribed in black felt tip on the title page, “To Del, Best Wishes, Bill Russell,” and Seeing Red. First edition, first printing. NY: Crown Publishers, 1994. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 302 pages. Signed and inscribed in blue felt tip on the first free end page, “To Del, Regards, Red Auerbach.” Both fine condition, with trivial rubbing to the cover of Russell’s book.Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Remarkably scarce assemblage of 1930s sports heavyweights, including The Sultan of Swat, The Iron Horse, the Manassa Mauler, and Knute Rockne 1620. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Knute Rockne, and Others. Amazing original pro-

gram for the New York Baseball Writers Eighth Annual Eating and Oratorical Contest, held in the Grand Ball Room of the Hotel Commodore, on February 1, 1931, 6.5 x 10, two pages. The evening offered a hilarious presentation of several skits, including “On Diamond No. 2 Believe It or Not This too—Solid Flesh, and No Foolin’ featuring Artie McGovern and a certain George H. Ruth,” and “Hats! Hats! Hats! Or Mr. Ruth Goes to Business,” starring several people playing the roles of Babe Ruth, Babe Herman, and Judge Landis. It is noted in one skit that “Bottles courtesy of the Liquor-Sham Commission.” Signed on the back cover in fountain pen by fourteen attendees including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Knute Rockne, Eddie Collins, Jack Dempsey, Moe Berg, Bill Terry, Mickey Cochrane, Jimmie Dykes, and Daniel M. Daniel. In very good condition, with Ruth’s signature, as well as a few others, over printed credits on reverse, some scattered light creasing and spotting, mild handling wear, and a light vertical crease to all pages. This unique and exceptional offering features some of the most prolific sports icons of the 1930s, and recalls a night where some 900 guests celebrated the accomplishments of these lauded athletes, enjoying the entertainment of various skits, comical presentations of the players and writers themselves, and a minstrel show. One particularly memorable skit was the ‘Baseball Ballet,’ featuring a number of the writers in dancing roles alongside such Broadway stars as Dan Parker, Bill Hennigan, Parson Bradley, Marshall Hunt, Charlie Segar, and John Drebinger. Babe Ruth, the man of the hour, received a silver plaque from president of the New York chapter, Daniel M. Daniel, honoring him “as the man considered to have rendered outstanding service to baseball during his connection with the game.” The Bambino himself even made an appearance on stage with his trainer Artie McGovern, enacting a quick burlesque of their training routine. This annual night was a heady gathering of heavyweights from all walks of the professional athletic arena, making possible this truly one-of-a-kind sports relic! Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

1621. Gene Sarazen. Glossy 8 x 10

photo of Sarazen teeing off in the rain, signed in black felt tip, “Gene Sarazen, 1995.” In fine condition, with a few trivial creases. Precertified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1622. George Sisler. ANS signed “GHS,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Pittsburgh Base Ball Club letterhead, December 6, 1950. Note written at the bottom of an unsigned TLS to Frank Slocum. Sisler writes: “You were about thru when I came up as a rookie so I don’t remember your prowess so well. I will ask ‘Honus’ all about you.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


1623. George Sisler. ALS

1627. Sammy Sosa. Color

signed “George,” one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, December 30, 1958. Letter to “Old Folks.” In full: “Thanks for your card. I see you on television with your cane. Glad to see you can still get around. When you are in Florida or Pittsburgh be sure to say ‘Hello.’ Happy New Year.” A diagonal crease to top right and scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

giclee print on canvas, 22.75 x 32.75, #4/40, featuring images of Sosa batting and running, signed in silver ink, “Sammy Sosa, #21.” Also signed by artist Danny Day in silver ink. Rolled and in fine condition, with a Sosa 21 holographic sticker affixed to the bottom left corner. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1624. George Sisler. Baseball Hall of Famer (1893–1973) who retired with a .340 average that included 2,812 hits. Vintage glossy 5 x 7 photo of Sisler in his Dodgers uniform, signed in blue ballpoint. In good condition, with surface loss to each corner, scattered creases and impressions, and signature light, but legible. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RRAuction COA.… (MB $100) 1625. Duke Snider. Nine signed

items including: two color menus from Snider’s Florida restaurant, each signed in blue felt tip; a 14 x 11 print of Ebbets field, signed in blue felt tip; an 11 x 14 Christopher Paluso print, signed in pencil; a color 8 x 10 Ron Lewis print, signed in blue felt tip; color glossy 8 x 10, signed in blue felt tip; color glossy 6 x 4 candid snapshot; Duke Snider night program by Union Oil 76, signed on the cover in blue felt tip; and a nice color glossy 11 x 14 photo of Snider in his batting stance also signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1626. Duke Snider. Satin-

finish 20 x 16 photo of Snider being held in the air by his Brooklyn teammates (including Jackie Robinson), signed in blue felt tip, “Duke Snider 55 Champs.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1628. Billy Southworth. Baseball Hall

of Famer (1893–1969). Ballpoint signature, “’Billy’ Southworth,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1629. Casey Stengel. Semi-glossy 10.75

x 8 photo of a press photo of Stengel and Joe DiMaggio waving their caps at an Old Timer’s event, signed in black felt tip by Stengel. In fine condition, with some scattered light edge creases. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1630. Payne Stewart. Color

satin-finish 5 x 3.5 candid photo of Stewart on one of the greens at Augusta, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Stewart and 40 more pros tackle Medinah 1631. Payne Stewart and the PGA Championship.

Yellow 1999 Medinah PGA Championship golf flag signed in felt tip on the front by approximately 42 participants including Payne Stewart, Phil Mickelson, Bernhard Langer, Steve Stricker, Justin Leonard, Scott Simpson, and Tom Kite. In fine condition, with some expected light feathering due to nature of material. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce signature of the ‘Boston Strong Boy’

1634. Goose Tatum. Tatum played Negro League Baseball before becoming a star basketball player with the Harlem Globetrotters. He is considered to be the original ‘clown prince’ of the Trotters. Ink signature, “Goose Tatum,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1.75 lightly-lined card affixed to a larger card with a photo of Tatum. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1632. John L. Sullivan. Great fountain pen signature, “Compliments of John L. Sullivan, March 23rd, 1908,” on a tan 3.5 x 2 clipped slip. In very good condition, with trivial foxing, irregularly trimmed edges, and some slightly irregularly ink adhesion to the signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1633. Jock Sutherland. Highly

successful football coach with both college and professional teams (1889–1948) and a College Football Hall of Famer. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Brooklyn Dodgers Football Club, Inc. letterhead, November 22, 1940. Letter to future NFL player Tony Gallovich when he was at Wake Forest. In part: “Each year we approach outstanding players of the senior class who have been recommended to us by the leading coaches to learn if they would play professional football in case they fail to obtain a good lucrative position following graduation.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1635. Tennis. Seventeen items: four photos, glossy and matte-

finish, 3.25 x 4.75 to 3.5 x 5.5, each signed in blue ink by the respective tennis player pictured. Signers are: Alice Marble, Jack Kramer, Pancho Gonzales, and Dick Savitt; and 13 ink and pencil signatures on individual off-white cards, some affixed to larger cards with clipped photos of the athlete. Signers are: Tony Trabert, Bill Talbert, Frank Sedgman, Ken Rosewall, Shirley Fry, Louise Brough, Doris Hart, Gardnar Mulloy (ins), Ellsworth Vines, Pauline Betz, Don Budge (ins), and two others. In fine condition, with scattered light toning and a small tear to the bottom of Marble’s photo. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1640. Pie Traynor.

Superior third baseman and Hall of Famer (1899–1972). Inperson ink signature, “Pie Traynor,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1636. Tennis Balls. Thirty official Wilson tennis balls signed (one

inscribed) in black felt tip by individual US Open Champions. Signers are: Don Budge, Bobby Riggs, Jack Kramer, Arthur Larsen, Frank Sedgman, Tony Trabert, Vic Seixas, Ken Rosewall, Malcolm Anderson, Ashley Cooper, Neale Fraser, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Manual Santana, Fred Stolle, John Newcombe, Stan Smith, Ilie Natase, Jimmy Connors, Guillermo Vilas, Ivan Lendl (2), Mats Wilander, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras (2), Stefan Edberg, Andre Agassi, Patrick Rafter, and Marat Safin. In fine condition, with some of the lettering blurry from the texture of the balls. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1637. Tennis Grand Slam Champions.

Three FDCs and two commemorative covers signed in ink and felt tip by a total of 16 Grand Slam Champions. Signers are: Jack Kramer, John Newcombe, Vic Seixas, Art Larsen, Gardnar Mulloy, Roy Emerson, Ivan Lendl, Tracy Austin, Margaret Smith Court, Rod Laver, Tony Trabert, Michael Chang, Kathy Jordan, Wendy Turnbull, Darlene Hard, and Billie Jean King. In overall fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1641. Randy Turpin. Troubled British boxer (1928-1966) who took the middleweight title from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1951 (then lost it two months later in a rematch). After a steady decline in his career and finances, Turpin shot his four year old daughter, Carmen, and himself, in 1966. Carmen survived. Vintage 3.25 x 5.25 cardstock photo, signed in fountain pen. Some scattered light soiling and a trimmed left edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1642. Johnny Unitas. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the young Unitas taking a knee in his Colts uniform, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with some light trivial creasing. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1638. Bill Terry. Five limited edition color glossy 8 x 10 photos of a Ron Lewis portrait of Terry, each signed in blue felt tip, “Wm. H. (Bill) Terry.” All five are also signed and numbered by Lewis. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150) 1639.

Track. Four ink signatures of track stars on one blue and three off-white clipped cards, two affixed to a larger card with a small photo of the respective athlete. Signers are: Roger Bannister, Jesse Owens (ins), Bob Mathias, and Rafer Johnson. In fine condition, with mounting remnants to the reverse of Owens’s signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1643. USA Soccer. Four photos, each color satin-finish and signed in blue felt tip: 8 x 12 of Clint Dempsey in uniform; 12 x 8 of Juan Agudelo sticking his tongue out in victory on the field; 14 x 11 of Jozy Altidore; and an 18 x 12 of Landon Donovan. In overall fine condition, with heavy contrast to Dempsey’s signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1648. Ted Williams. Two items:

official Wilson Major League baseball, signed on the sweet spot in black ballpoint; and a paperstock 5 x 8 photo of Williams in his Red Sox uniform, signed in blue ballpoint. Uniform mild toning to ball, and some scattered light spotting to photo, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $150)

1644. Jerry West. Color satin-

finish 16 x 20 photo of West putting up a jump shot, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1645. Ted Williams and the Boston Red Sox. Official

Reach baseball signed in fountain pen on the sweet spot by Ted Williams and Steve O’Neill, and also signed on the panels in fountain pen and ballpoint by 17 other Red Sox including Johnny Pesky, Walt Dropo, Vern Stephens, and Bill Goodman. In very good condition, with Williams’s signature light but legible, some other signatures faded and some still mostly legible, and uniform toning to ball. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1646. Ted Williams.

Excellent glossy 20 x 16 photo of Williams playing some pepper before a game at Fenway Park, signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1647. Ted Williams. Ballpoint signature, “Ted Williams,” on an off-white 4.25 x 3 slip. Matted with a color glossy photo of Williams to an overall size of 12 x 18. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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1649. Wilmington Blue Rocks. Signed

book: The Blue Rocks Past and Present. First edition. Wilmington, Delaware: Cedar Tree Books, Ltd., 2000. Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 380 pages. Signed on the half-title page by former players Robin Roberts, Curt Simmons, Jack Crimian, Ruly Carpenter, Matt Minker, and author Elbert Chance. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1650. John Wooden and Kareem AbdulJabbar. Glossy 10 x

8 photo of the UCLA National Champions, signed in black felt tip, “John Wooden, UCLA,” and “Abdul Jabbar.” In fine condition, with a bit of a grainy appearance. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1651. John Wooden. Color glossy 16 x

20 photo of an elderly Wooden in his office, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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“Please remember that success in anything comes only from peace of mind which can be attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing that you have done your best” 1652. John Wooden. Two items: color matte-finish 8 x 8 photo of Wooden and one of his basketball camp attendees, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “Best wishes, Randy, to you and yours always in all ways, John Wooden”; and an unsigned note from Wooden, written to the photo’s recipient on a 7.5 x 2.25 trimmed card. In part: “It pleases me to be pictured with you, Randy, and it has been a real pleasure to have had you in my summer basketball school. Please remember that success in anything comes only from peace of mind which can be attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing that you have done your best.” In fine condition, with Wooden tracing over his inscription on photo after an unsuccessful first attempt. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1654. John Wooden. Satin-

finish 16 x 20 photo of Wooden crouching down in a huddle, signed in silver ink, “John Wooden UCLA.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1657. Carl Yastrzemski. Personal check,

8.25 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Yastrzemski, payable to CellularOne for $93.93, December 15, 1993. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

Scarce Hall of Fame card from the winningest pitcher in history 1655. John Wooden.

Satin-finish 11 x 14 photo of Wooden celebrating a victory with his UCLA team, signed in silver ink, “John Wooden UCLA”; and a color 10 x 8 satin-finish photo of Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1656. Carl Yastrzemski. Three items:

color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Yastrzemski in his home jersey, signed in blue felt tip; a Gateway commemorative cover with a color silk cachet honoring the 1979 All Star Game, signed in blue felt tip; and a Front Row premium baseball card, signed on the front in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RRAuction COA.…(MB $100)

1658. Cy Young. Black

and white Hall of Fame plaque card signed across the bottom in fountain pen, “Cy Young.” In very good to fine condition, with mild toning and soiling to borders, a light vertical crease next to last letter of signature, and a small brush to last name. An uncommon and highly-sought after format of one of the greatest to ever play the game. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…...........................(MB $200)

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In an incredibly rare handwritten letter, ‘The Flying Dutchman’ attempts to help an aspiring ball player “I will do my best to land you on some good club…I could land you with some Minor League”

1659. Honus Wagner. One of the Hall of Fame’s five original inductees in 1936, Wagner combined rare offensive and defensive excellence throughout a 21-year career. He was also was the first baseball player to have his signature branded into a Louisville Slugger baseball bat. Extremely scarce and early ALS signed “J. Honus Wagner,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Honus Wagner Sporting Goods letterhead, which features an image of Wagner in the upper left, February 10, 1927. Letter to “My Dear Periforo,” in full: “In reply to yours of the 3d I will do my best to land you on some good club when your college work is over. I could land you with some Minor League but they start to early. You sure are kept busy in athletic work it won’t hurt you in fact their [sic] is nothing like it. Thank you for your letter and write me again a couple of weaks [sic] before the close of school.” Intersecting mailing folds, one passing between to letters of signature, scattered light creasing, wrinkling, and toning, and stray ink flecks, otherwise fine condition. After retiring from the Pirates in 1917, Wagner floated around in semipro leagues, and incorporated his Honus Wagner Sporting Goods Co. It seemed to make excellent business sense to use his name and presence in a sporting goods venture, but unfortunately it didn’t work out very well. Wagner would occasionally stop by the store to greet customers, but it wasn’t enough to make the business a success. By 1929, the sporting goods company was in bankruptcy, and its assets, and the rights to use Wagner’s name and image, were purchased by E. Louis Braunstein. Pre-dating his Hall of Fame induction by nine years, this is one of a scant handful of known Wagner handwritten letters. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA..…(MB $500)

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