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Announcing a special Civil War Auction commemorating Gettysburg’s 150th Anniversary

In honor of the Gettysburg Sesquicentennial, RR Auction is bringing out the heavy artillery. Featured lots include rare autographs, manuscripts, firearms, uniforms and other coveted Civil War artifacts and memorabilia including General Sherman’s epaulets worn at the Battle of Shiloh. So join the fray online in July. As always, we’re expecting remarkable results.

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presidents & first ladies Exceptionally scarce, crisply signed letter from Mount Vernon seeking a Miller 1. George Washington. ALS signed “Go: Washington,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 11.75, Mount Vernon, May 25, 1785. Letter to Major Robert Lewis and Sons. In full: “In consequence of your letter of the 5th of last month, I discharged Willm Roberts from his attendance at my Mill. It now is, & has been for some times past without a Miller—and as Mr. Davenport from your acct would be ready to take charge of it in about three, not seven, weeks, and not yet come, and nor any acct of him, I am apprehensive of some disappointment. If this is the case, I should be glad to know it as soon as possible, One Baker who referred to you for a character, & was employed by Col. Biddle at his Mill near George Town (Maryland) has applied to me; but considering myself under an engagement I gave him no encouragement. A person who writes the enclosed letter has also offered; but I gave him no answer, and some others have likewise made applications; but as I depended upon Davenport I asked for no character, nor enquired into their qualifications. If Davenport should have disappointed me, would Baker answer my purpose? Would Reynolds do better? Or have you any other in view which you may think preferable to either? I am sorry to give you so much trouble with my affairs but hope you will excuse it.” A small note of provenance is affixed to the inside of the partial second integral page. Note reads, “This letter was found many years ago, among the papers of my grandfather Robert Lewis. I desire my son Robert will take charge of it. Laurence Lewis, February [22, 1849].” A second included slip slip traces the Lewis genealogy from Ellis Lewis (1680–1750) to Robert S. Lewis (b. 1919). Partial separations along the very fragile intersecting mailing folds, with one archival repair to separated lower right panel (not affecting any text), a few trivial areas of paper loss along folds, moderate toning, old tape repairs, a few small areas of paper loss along edges and page, one area affecting last number in date, and scattered light soiling, otherwise good condition. As the British evacuated the last of their troops from the newly independent United States at the close of 1783, Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief and returned to Mount Vernon. Though his retirement was brief, returning to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to take his place as president of the Constitutional Convention, the break did enable him to set straight affairs at his beloved plantation. Built in 1771 to increase the production of flour and cornmeal for export, his enormous stone gristmill had remained little utilized while he was at war. In this letter, he seeks out the proper Miller to run it. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1500)

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Elaborately displayed 1783 Washington military discharge 2. George Washington.

Partly-printed DS, signed “Go: Washington,” one page both sides, 8 x 12.75, June 9, 1783. Washington discharges an enlisted man. Document reads, in full: “By His Excellency George Washington, Esq., General and Commander in Chief of the Forces of the United States of America. These are to certify that the Bearer hereof Henry Ash…having faithfully served the United States from the 12th March 1780, until the present period being enlisted for the War only, is hereby discharged from the American Army.” Signed at the conclusion by Washington, and also signed by Washington’s aide-de-camp Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. Bottom of the document also notes that Ash was presented the Badge of Merit for three years of faithful service. Printed on the reverse of the document is a statement reading, “The within certificate shall not avail the Bearer as a Discharge, until the ratification of the definitive Treaty of Peace; previous to which Time, and until Proclamation thereof shall be made, He is to be considered as being on Furlough.” Docketing under the statement in a secretarial hand, dated February 11, 1784, reads, “For value rec’d I hereby grant and make over unto Mr. Geo. Fisher my right and claim of Six Hundred Acres of land due me from the State of New York as a Soldier in Col. Lamb’s Regt. of Artillery in the Line of this State given under my hand.” A further statement at the bottom attests that Ash had not previously bargained away the land. Magnificently gilt-matted and framed with a well-done copy of the reverse of the document, a large copy of the U. S. Constitution, a gold-inlaid, sterling silver portrait plate issued in a limited edition by the Franklin Mint in the early-to-mid 1970s, and a portrait of Washington, to an overall size of 41 x 32. In good to very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a few small separations to edges of folds, scattered toning, moderate show-through from writing on reverse, some behind signature, and a couple small mounting remnants to top edge of reverse. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Beautifully penned survey portion 3. George Washington. Unsigned, boldly penned partial

manuscript document in Washington’s hand, consisting of approximately 30 words on an irregular 4 x 3 segment clipped from a survey, no date. In part: “his heirs…upon Elk…and boarded as for…the south bank of Elk…the counties of Harrison…same, thence up the…miles, thence with a line…line which decides the….” Reinforced by expert archival mounting to a larger slip. Irregular edges and mounting as noted, otherwise fine, bright, and visually appealing condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 4 | July 17, 2013 | PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES


Lock of Washington’s hair originally presented to his first Secretary of State, Alexander Hamilton 4. George Washington. A

collection of several strands of George Washington’s hair, neatly tied together and affixed by its string with a red wax seal to a handwritten note from James A. Hamilton, lawyer and US Secretary of State from March 4–27, 1829, and son of Alexander Hamilton from whose estate he inherited the hair, one page, 4.5 x 3, dated September 17, 1870. Note reads, “The above is the hair of General George Washington ‘The Foremost man of all the world.’ Presented to Mr. Charles I. Illious by James A. Hamilton.” Also accompanied by a short note of provevance from Anne H. Wharton, author and founder of the Colonial Dames of America, dated November 1919. Mrs. Wharton writes:This lock of General Washington’s hair came to me from my aunt, Mrs. Charles Illius, prior to 1900.” Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Washington to an overall size of 12 x 20. A supreme example, and highly uncommon as it came from the estate of his protégé, Alexander Hamilton, who served under him during the American Revolution and went on to become the First Secretary of State in Washington’s Administration. It can be surmised that this lock of hair was a gift from Washington to Hamilton, making it a stellar association piece. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

5. John Adams. Handwritten endorsement, signed “J. Adams,” at the bottom of a partly-printed document, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, dated December 11, 1769. Document commands the Suffolk County Sherriff to summon William Cooper to the Inferior Court of Common Pleas concerning a suit brought by Mary Williams and his failure of payment. At the bottom Adams writes, “And the said William Cooper comes and defends &c and reserving Liberty of pleading anew at the Superior Court says the writing declared on is not his Deed.” Document is affixed to a mount along with a matted color portrait to an overall size of 16.5 x 32. Intersecting folds and some scattered staining, otherwise very good condition; the document appears to have been reassembled from three disjointed pieces, but has not been examined out of the frame. All of Adams’s writing and the signature are quite bold and pronounced and mostly unaffected by any physical flaws. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) | 5


Beautifully presented ship’s pass for the ‘Mary’

6. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Partly-printed vellum DS,

signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 10 x 15.5, June 22, 1805. Scalloped-top ship’s papers issued to the “Ship Mary of Charleston, Gilbert Fuller, master and commander…mounted with no guns navigated by thirteen men to pass with her Company Passengers, Goods and Merchandise without any hindrance, seizure or molestation.” Signed at the conclusion by Jefferson and Madison. Grandly double-cloth-matted and framed by the Kenneth Laurence Gallery, with color portraits of Jefferson and Madison and an informational plaque, to an overall size of 29 x 45 x 3.75. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Madison’s signature, Madison’s signature a shade or two light but still legible, two small holes to upper left, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is crisp and intact. A very presentable example of a most desirable combination of presidents boasting a particularly bold Jefferson signature. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

7. James Madison and James Monroe. Partly-printed

scalloped-top vellum DS signed by Madison as president, “James Madison,” and Monroe as secretary of state, “Jas. Monroe,” one page, 10.5 x 15, December 21, 1812. Scalloped-top ship’s pass issued for “the Ship Laura of New York, Jabesh Lovett, master and commander…mounted with no guns navigated with fourteen men to pass with her Company Passengers Goods and Merchandise without any hindrance seizure or molestation of the said Ship.” Signed at the conclusion by both Madison and Monroe. Attractively matted and framed with two goldinlaid, sterling silver portrait plates issued in a limited edition by the Franklin Mint in the early-to-mid 1970s to an overall size of 29.75 x 27. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of each signature, some scattered light toning, mild wrinkles and creases, a couple pencil notations, and scoring to lower left in the seal area. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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8. James Monroe and John Quincy Adams. Partly-printed scalloped-top vellum DS,

signed “James Monroe” as president and “John Quincy Adams” as secretary of state, one halved page, 10.75 x 14.25 with the signed portion cut to 10.75 x 4.75, May 14, 1818. Ship’s pass reads, in part: “Suffer the Brig. Morning Star of New York, James Allen, Jr., master or commander…mounted with no guns navigated with eight men to pass with her company passengers goods and merchandise, without any hindrance, seizure or molestation.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Monroe and countersigned by Adams. Affixed paper seal to the lower left remains fully intact. In good to very good condition, with intersecting folds (two vertical folds passing through each signature), scattered soiling, and aforementioned division of top and bottom halves. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. A desirable pairing of the nation’s early executives. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

10. James Monroe. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one

9. James Monroe. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page,

11.25 x 17.5, August 26, 1818. President Monroe grants “Thomas Ray (A Captain for three years) to the United States, in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment…a certain Tract of land containing four hundred and sixty seven acres situate between the Little Miami and Sciota rivers, north west of the river Ohio.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Monroe and countersigned by Josiah Meigs. Paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. Tightly rolled with intersecting folds and overall foxing and soiling (heaviest to signature area), otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

page, 12 x 15.5, June 6, 1822. President Monroe issues a land grant “in consideration of Military Service performed by James Barnett a Lieutenant for seven years and nine months and Joseph Smith a captain for seven years to the United States, in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, and in pursuance of an act…intituled ‘An act to enable the Officers and the Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, to obtain titles to certain lands lying north-west of the River Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota,… there is granted by the United States unto Duncan McArthur…a certain tract of land containing one hundred and fifty acres.” Signed at the conclusion by Monroe, and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Josiah Meigs. In good to very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, Monroe’s signature a few shades light, but completely legible, scattered toning and wrinkling, adhesive remnants from seal, and light creases. The paper seal is stained and worn, but intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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11. John Quincy Adams. Full hand-addressed free frank, measuring 9.5 x 8 un-

folded, with panel measuring 5.25 x 3, addressed by Adams to “Langdon Cheves, Esq., Philadelphia,” and franked in the upper right, “Department of State, J. Q. Adams.” Also bears a “Free” stamp and May 7, [1819], postmark. A central fold passing through the address, show-through from faded writing to reverse, and expected paper loss to upper and lower panels where seal was once affixed, otherwise fine condition. Cheves had served as a congressman from South Carolina and speaker of the house from 1814 to 1815, and at the time was president of the Bank of the United States. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

14. Andrew Jackson. Large ink signature, as president, “Andrew

Jackson,” on an off-white 7.25 x 1.5 slip. In very good condition, with three vertical folds, two through single letters of signature, scattered light toning and soiling, and first name of signature a couple shades lighter than last name. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

12. John Quincy Adams. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 13.5 x 9, September 1, 1825. President Adams grants Martin Hanger 80 acres of land in Indiana. Signed at the bottom by Adams and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. Double-matted with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 25 x 14. Intersecting folds, one through bottom portion of signature, and some expected light wrinkling and soiling, otherwise fine condition. The paper seal is worn and creased, but intact. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Addressed to his future attorney general

13. John Quincy Adams.

Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 11 x 8.5, November 28, 1828. President Adams appoints John M. Green “a Gunner in the Navy of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Adams and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Samuel L. Southard. Matted and framed to an overall size of 17.5 x 15.5. Three vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a few creases and wrinkles, otherwise fine condition. The embossed seal is slightly worn. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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15. Martin Van Buren. Full hand-addressed free frank, measuring 9.75 x 8 unfolded, with panel measuring 4.75 x 3.25, addressed by Van Buren to “Mr. B. F. Butler, New York,” and franked in the upper right, “Free, M. Van Buren.” Light scattered soiling to address panel, and some show-through from ink transfer to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Butler was Van Buren’s law partner and went on to serve as his attorney general—a position he had also held in the cabinet of Andrew Jackson. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Pristine and virtually unobtainable Harrison presidential signature 16. William Henry Harrison. Practically

nonexistent ink signature, as president, “W. H. Harrison,” on an off-white 5.25 x 2.5 vellum slip clipped from a larger document, signed by Harrison above the printed heading, “By the President,” and also signed by Secretary of State Daniel Webster. In fine condition, with old mounting remnants to the reverse slightly showing through. Accompanied by a photocopy of a 1987 letter from Robert Batchelder, stating the signature was originally acquired by Joseph Nourse, a register of the US treasury and collector of presidential autographs, almost all of which were clipped signatures or partial documents. Batchelder concludes that this signature was likely taken from an unissued ship’s paper. With his presidency lasting only one month, anything signed by Harrison as Chief Executive is extraordinarily rare: this is just the second of such that we have offered in 30 years. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $2500)

Rare ALS as president with notably large signature 17. John Tyler.

Boldly penned ALS as president, one page, 8 x 10, Washington, May 20, 1842. Letter to former Maryland Congressman John Barney. In part: “I have to return my thanks for your kind invitation to dinner during my proposed visit to the encampment. I am compell’d to forgo the pleasure which I should derive in partaking of your hospitality.” In very good condition, with tiny holes at intersections of folds and tape-repaired complete separation to upper horizontal fold, with some show-through of tape. Tyler is rare in longer length letters signed as president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

18. James Polk and James Buchanan. Uncommon partly-

printed vellum DS, signed as president, “James K. Polk,” and “James Buchanan,” as secretary of state, one page, 15.5 x 13.25, November 1, 1845. President Polk appoints Robert Grigg as “Consul of Her Brittanick Majesty for the states of Alabama and Florida, to reside at Mobile.” Signed at the conclusion by both Polk and Buchanan. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Buchanan’s signature, and handwritten portions a shade or two light (but still completely legible). The white wafer seal is crisp and intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 9


Rare unissued Taylor ship’s pass 21. Zachary Taylor. Un-

19. James K. Polk. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 13.25

x 16, May 20, 1847. President Polk appoints Creed T. Huddlestone a “Captain in the Fourteenth Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Polk and countersigned by Secretary of War William Marcy. Nicely double-suede-matted and framed to an overall size of 22.5 x 25.5. Intersecting folds, two passing through single letters of signature, a uniform shade of toning, some light mirroring of ink from folding, and some mild ripples, otherwise very good condition. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

common partlyprinted vellum DS as president, signed “Z. Taylor,” one page, 10 x 14, no date. Unissued scallop-topped ship’s pass, boldly signed at the bottom by Taylor, and countersigned by Secretary of State John Clayton. Intersecting folds and expected mild wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is intact. Any Taylor presidential document is quite uncommon, as he served only 16 months before he died suddenly on July 9, 1850. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Taylor seeks a southern appointment for an officer “as his constitution is not adapted to a northern climate” 20. Zachary Taylor. ALS signed “Z.

Taylor, Majr,3d R Infy,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 9.5, Louisville, Kentucky, April 9, 1819. Letter to Col. George Gibson recommending a Lieutenant in his command. In part: “Sometime since I took the liberty to recommend Lt. J. B. Carre…to you through Genl. Jesup, for an appointment in the company department & was glad to find from a register forwarded me by the Adjt Inspr. Genl that he had received the appointment previous to my recommendation reaching you…Lt. Clark would be very much gratified if he could be attached to some southern station, as his constitution is not adapted to a northern climate.” Beautifully matted and framed with a gold-inlaid, sterling silver portrait plate issued in a limited edition by the Franklin Mint in the early-to-mid 1970s and a well-done copy of the front of the letter, to an overall size of 36.5 x 18.5. A few small fold separations, scattered toning and soiling, and several small notations, otherwise very good condition. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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22. Franklin Pierce. Uncommon ALS signed “Frank’n Pierce,”

one page, 7.25 x 9.5, March 27, 1852. Letter to George Boutarte. In part: “I inclose herewith a petition for the appointment of Ebris S. Lawrence Esq. as Comsr. Mr. L. has long been known to me personally…I respectfully add my request in his behalf.” Attractively matted and framed with a gold-inlaid, sterling silver portrait plate issued in a limited edition by the Franklin Mint in the early-to-mid 1970s, to an overall size of 27 x 19. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a few creases. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Lincoln legal brief concerning an unsuccessful transatlantic engagement 23. Abraham Lincoln. Handwrit-

ten endorsement, signed “Taylor and Lincoln,” with six additional words in Lincoln’s hand, “And the plaintiff doth the like, Taylor & Lincoln p. q.,” at the conclusion of a manuscript legal brief written in another hand on two light blue 8 x 12.5 lightlylined sheets. The brief regards the case of Betsey Ferguson vs. Peter Fleming filed in Circuit Courts of Tazewell County in May 1854, and states that Betsey Ferguson had entered into a contract to wed Peter Fleming once he notified her that she should come to the United States. After a year of repeatedly notifying Ms. Ferguson to hold up her end of the contract, Mr. Fleming was asking for release from all promises made to Ms. Ferguson. In fine condition, with faint toning along expected folds. Accompanied by a full transcription of the brief from The Lincoln Library in Pennsylvania. Lincoln’s endorsement for the plaintiff is firm yet modest—a perfect representation of the man who kept our nation united. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $750)

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Exceptional 1861 appointment of a controversial consul

24. Abraham Lincoln. Civil War–dated partly-printed DS as president, one page, 18 x 14, August 10, 1861. President Lincoln appoints Theodore D. Edwards of Kentucky as “Consul of the United States of America at Demerara.” Signed at the conclusion by Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of State William Seward. Paper seal to the lower left is absent. Professionally cleaned and backed, with traces of intersecting folds and areas of slight paper loss, otherwise fine condition; presents as an especially clean, crisp document with an outstanding Lincoln presidential signature. It is unclear what exactly became of Edwards—a memo from Seward to Lincoln from September 17, 1861, advised that Edwards’s commission be revoked, apparently due to an accusation of disloyalty. However, nearly a year later, on July 21, 1862, the London Gazette published a statement that the Queen had approved the appointment of Edwards as Consul at Demerara, which was then a county of British Guiana. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

25. Abraham Lincoln. LS signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, lightly-lined, 4.5 x 7.75, Springfield, Illinois, November 16, 1860. Letter to E. Kirk Hart. In full: “Herewith I send you my autograph, which you request.” Beautifully double-cloth-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 18.5 x 15.75. In fine condition, with one extra horizontal fold and a light vertical fold along left edge. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity and grading from PSA/DNA, which grades the signature a ‘9.’ A choice autograph, sent from his hometown just 10 days after winning the 1860 presidential election. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Lincoln wins a cash settlement for his client 26. Abraham Lincoln. Boldly penned unsigned legal document in Lincoln’s hand, 8 x 12.75, one page, no date. Legal subpoena to enforce a merchant’s lien in the case of William Holmes vs. John Weaver and two other men. Brief reads, in part, “This day came Petitioner, and the defendants having been duly served with process, and being three times solemnly called, came not but made default—It is therefore ordered by the court that the Petition be taken for confessed as against them. And now after hearing proof, It is decreed by the court that the Petition recover of and from the defendants three hundred fifty seven dollars and eight cents, together with his costs herein expended.” Accompanied by a complete transcription from The Lincoln Library in Pennsylvania. In very good condition, with tape reinforcement on reverse of folds, several small chips to right edge slightly affecting a few words of text, and mild areas of light toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

27. Andrew Johnson. Uncommon pencil signature, “Andrew Johnson, Greenville, Tenn,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.75 card. In fine condition, with a bend passing through the first couple letters. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

One of Grant’s record 1332 pardons 28. U. S. Grant. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8.5 x 11, January 8, 1874. President Grant orders the Secretary of State to “affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of Joseph Wilburn Hunt.” In very good condition, with horizontal fold affecting the tops of a few letters of signature, block of toning to top left, and a brush to end of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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A day before being contacted by Lee, Grant requests that his confidant, John Rawlins, be appointed brigadier general and chief of staff 29. U. S. Grant. ALS signed “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen.,” one page, 7.75 x 10, March 3,

1865. Letter, marked “Cipher” at the top by Grant indicating this was a message to be telegraphed after it was encrypted, to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. In full: “I would respectfully recommend John A. Rawlins for the appointment of Brig. Gen. & Chief of Staff under the Bill which has just passed the two Houses of Congress. Will you please do me the favor to endorse this recommendation favorably?” Notation on reverse in an unidentified hand notes “Copied.” The time “3 PM” in pencil at the top edge suggests it was sent at that time. A mild overall shade of toning from previous display, a few tape remnants on reverse, and a rough left edge, otherwise fine condition. On March 2, Robert E. Lee sent Grant a message asking to “iron out differences” between the North and South. The following day, when this letter was transmitted, Lincoln issued instructions on surrender discussions, giving Grant wide-ranging powers on military matters. Unbeknownst to Grant, Lincoln also appointed John Rawlins “major-general by brevet…for faithful and meritorious service.” Less than a week later, Lincoln would appoint Rawlins as Grant’s chief of staff. When Grant was elected president in 1868, he appointed Rawlins his secretary of war. The Union used a few forms of coded communication, but this message was likely encrypted using the Union Cipher Disk. Union officers were notoriously careless with the disk, often preceding the coded message with the key to interpret it. The Confederates understood the Union coding method and in all likelihood captured Union Cipher Disks during the war. A fine war-dated document involving a trusted associate of the great Civil War general. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Stunning military appointment—the first we have ever offered from his tragically brief presidency 30. James A. Garfield. Extremely rare partly-printed vellum DS as presi-

dent, one page, 15.75 x 19.5, March 22, 1881. President Garfield appoints Louis J. Guliok “a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps…in the service of the United States.” Beautifully signed at the conclusion, “James A. Garfield,” and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy William Hunt. In fine, clean condition, with expected crisp intersecting storage folds. The blue seal is intact and retains its vibrant blue color. Like many generals-turned-politician, Garfield held his military experience close to his heart as he entered the White House in 1881, immediately beginning plans for improvement of America’s armed forces. One of his greatest accomplishments during his brief 200-day presidency was the resurgence and reform of the US Navy. Fifteen years after the Civil War, American naval supremacy had significantly declined; the dated ships were inferior to those developing in other nations, and the prestige of climbing the naval ranks had all but vanished. Appointing William Hunt Secretary of the Navy and forming a new advisory board, plans began for the construction of 68 new ships and modernized training of new recruits in both the Navy and Marines. This Marine Corps appointment, signed less than three weeks after Garfield’s inauguration, marks a new beginning not only for First Lieutenant Louis Guliok, but for the country’s naval forces as a whole. One of the rarest items in presidential collecting, this is the first Garfield military appointment we have ever offered! Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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31. Frances Cleveland and Grace Coolidge.

Three items: ALS signed “Frances F. Cleveland Preston,” one page both sides on a 5.75 x 3.25 card, March 10, 1930, apologizing for not returning a letter, accompanied by the original free franked mailing envelope bearing an affixed newspaper photo, 6 x 3.5, filled out in Cleveland’s hand and franked in the upper right, “Frances F. Cleveland Preston”; and an ink signature, “Grace Coolidge, November 6, 1947,” on an off-white 5.25 x 3.5 sheet. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

32. Frances Cleveland.

34. Grover and Frances Cleveland. Two original deckle-edge

4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photos by C. M. Bell of Washington, D. C., one signed in the lower border in black ink, most likely as president, “Grover Cleveland 1893,” and the other signed under the image, “Frances F. Cleveland 1886.” In fine condition, with a bit of light rubbing to images. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ALS signed vertically along the left edge of the first page, “Frances F. Cleveland,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6, green monogrammed Executive Mansion letterhead, October 16, 1893. Letter of thanks to Mr. Childs. In part: “The magnificent gift which you have sent to our dear little Esther came safely to her today. And I want to hasten to thank you. The things are very beautiful and very useful and I (now—as will she in the future) appreciate them truly—but the nicest thing in the whole matter is that you cared to send her your own face in silver—on the spoon…The President joins me in messages of remembrance & good will to you both.” In fine condition, with a few small blocks of light toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

33. Grover Cleveland. Ex-

ecutive Mansion card neatly signed in black ink, “Grover Cleveland, Nov. 13, 1895.” Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder, grading the autograph a “9.” In fine condition, with a trivial pencil notation to reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

35. Benjamin Harrison. Partly-printed DS as president, signed

“Benj Harrison,” one page, 15 x 19, January 7, 1890. President Harrison appoints Edward O. C. Ord a “First Lieutenant in the Twenty-second Regiment of Infantry in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Harrison and countersigned by Secretary of War Redfield Proctor. Matted and framed to an overall size of 20.5 x 24.5. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creases and wrinkles, and some mild toning, some over first name of signature. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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President Harrison asks his Secretary of the Interior to investigate charges of impropriety against his nominee for Territorial Governor of Arizona 36. Benjamin Harrison.

ALS as president signed “B. Harrison,” on both sides of a 4.75 x 3.5 card bearing an engraving of the White House, no date. Headed at the top, “Private,” Harrison writes to his Secretary of Interior John Noble. In full: “A gentleman who is well endorsed tells me that on the files of your Dept there are serious charges against [Arizona Territorial Governor Lewis] Wolfley in connection with Govt Surveys in Arizona—Have the matter investigated & report to me the result.” In fine condition, with a small crease to lower right corner, not affecting text or engraving. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Appointing the mathematician, writer, and educator to a Persian post 37. William McKinley. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17.5 x 12.5, July 12, 1897. President McKinley appoints Arthur S. Hardy as “Minister Resident and Consul General of the United States of America to Persia.” Signed at the conclusion by McKinley and countersigned by John Sherman as secretary of state. Paper seal affixed to lower left remains crisp and fully intact. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and trivial chipping and toning to edges. In addition to being a diplomat, Hardy was a well-regarded engineer, educator, and writer who also served as chair of mathematics at Dartmouth. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I like to see in my mind’s eye the gaunt form of Lincoln stalking through these halls”

38. Theodore Roosevelt. AQS on an off-white 6.5 x 4.5 card, signed as president, “Theodore Roosevelt, Jan. 24th 1903.” Roosevelt pens a historically remarkable quote. In full: “I like to see in my mind’s eye the gaunt form of Lincoln stalking through these halls.” Affixed to a slightly larger off-white cardstock sheet. A complete crack to the right portion of the card (passing through part of the quote and a single letter of the signature), a light crease, and some adhesive remnants or rubbing to borders, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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39. Theodore Roosevelt. White House

card boldly signed in black ink, “Theodore Roosevelt.” In fine condition, with mild mounting remnants to reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Uncommon Roosevelt naval appointment 40. Theodore Roosevelt. Unusual

partly-printed DS as president, one page, 16 x 19.5, October 21, 1904. President Roosevelt appoints Gaston De P. Johnston to be an Ensign in the Navy. Boldy signed at the conclusion by Roosevelt and countersigned by the acting Secretary of the Navy. Horizontal creases, toning and dampstaining to right edge, a few small edge tears and areas of paper loss, and a couple of stray ink marks, otherwise very good condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I am now concentrating on two subjects, the need of preparedness and the need of Americanism” 42. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS

signed “T. Roosevelt,” one page, 6.5 x 7.5, Oyster Bay letterhead, November 29, 1915. Letter to B. N. Baker, marked at the top, “Private.” In full: “Of course I will see you; but my dear sir, I fear it will be perfectly useless at present. Normally, I should be extremely interested in the building up of the merchant marine; but I am now concentrating on two subjects, the need of preparedness and the need of Americanism, and I cannot very well go outside these two subjects.” Roosevelt’s signature fairly light, but still legible, central horizontal and vertical folds, staple holes to top left, and show-through from mounting remnants on reverse, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by two unsigned letters to Roosevelt, one sent before his response and one sent after. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“It is very unlikely that I will be permitted to say anything whatever about the Internal Revenue Collectors” 41. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 5.25 x 7, Navy Department letterhead, October 25, 1897. Letter to a concerned citizen about an IRS appointment. In full: “As I wrote you before, it is very unlikely that I will be permitted to say anything whatever about the Internal Revenue Collectors. There is a man in New York whom I earnestly hope to see appointed to that place, and even about him I doubt if I will be consulted. I am very sorry.” In very good condition, with punch holes to top edge, intersecting folds, scattered light soiling, and a blue carbon-paper line through part of signature. Roosevelt had recently been appointed to Assistant Secretary of the Navy, where he would begin to emerge as a national figure. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Exquisite image of the rugged President Roosevelt at Yosemite 43. Theodore Roosevelt. Incredible vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 Underwood and Underwood photo of Roosevelt seated at the edge of a cliff in Yosemite, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Conde Hamlin, with the best wishes of Theodore Roosevelt.” Photo is stamped on the reverse, in part: “From Sterograph…by Underwood & Underwood, New York.” In fine condition, with some mild rippling and surface marks, and some silvering to darker areas of the image. The original stereograph, housed in the Library of Congress is captioned ‘Amidst America’s noblest scenery—President Roosevelt on Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley, California.” This photo was taken in May 1903 as President Roosevelt toured Yosemite with naturalist John Muir. A splendid image capturing Roosevelt’s determination as well as his love for the outdoors. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Endorsing his address to the New York legislature

45. William H. Taft.

White House card neatly signed in black ink, “Sincerely yours, Wm. H. Taft, Oct. 1, 1911.” Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder, grading the autograph an “8.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

46. William H. Taft. Partly-printed

44. Theodore Roosevelt. Printed transcript entitled “Message of the Governor of the State of New York, 1900,” 8.25 x 10.5, 53 pages, bound in soft Moroccan leather, signed on the final page in black ink. In fine condition, with some light toning to a few pages and pastedowns, and mild handling wear to covers. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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DS as president, signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 21 x 16, September 1, 1909. President Taft appoints Mark Dye Weed a “First Lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps of the Army of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Taft and countersigned by John C. Scofield. In fine condition, with a bit of light dampstaining along top edge which could be easily matted out. Rolled. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Dodging rumors of his lack of faith, Taft congratulates the Massachusetts Bible Society on its centennial anniversary 47. William H. Taft. TLS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, April 30, 1909. Letter to Reverend Charles Southgate. In full: “I am very sorry I cannot be with you to celebrate the Centennial of the Massachusetts Bible Society. My early associations in Massachusetts are connected with that Society. My aunt’s husband, Dr. Increase Niles Tarbox, was an officer in the Congregational Society, and was associated with Dr. Butler, known as ‘Bible Butler,’ who, I think, was for a long time connected with your Society. The good which it has done in spreading the reading of the Book, upon the precepts of which the progress of modern Christian civilization has been based, is hardly to be measured. I congratulate the Society upon its prosperous condition in this its centenary, and I wish for it continued usefulness. It is one of the sources of moral uplift of which there are so many in New England, which by their age and long record of successful effort are entitled to our veneration and esteem.” In very good condition, with toning and rippling from moisture exposure, as well as signature a bit light and feathered, also from moisture, and some light mirroring of text at the top. On May 2–3, 1909, the Massachusetts Bible Society celebrated its centennial with commemorative services on Sunday afternoon at Trinity Church and Monday evening at the Old South Church. Charles R. Codman presided and introduced the evening’s speakers including officials from other Bible societies, and Taft’s letter was read at the celebration in his absence. The letter praised the organization for the “good which it has done in spreading the reading of the Book” and established his personal connection to the Society through his great aunt Adelia Waters, who married theologian and author Dr. Increase Tarbox. Taft’s own religious beliefs previously had been questioned when, after refusing the presidency of Yale University, he stated, ‘I do not believe in the divinity of Christ.’ In 1908, just a year prior to this letter, the faithful Unitarian was forced to deny the rumor that he was an atheist. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce letter written from his vacation home while still governor, just one month after receiving the 1912 presidential nomination 48. Woodrow Wilson. TLS, one page,

8 x 9.75, personal letterhead, August 15, 1912, written as New Jersey governor. Letter to Charles B. Wright, a classmate of Wilson’s from Johns Hopkins. In part: “Your letter of August 3d was more than generous and I am your debtor for the information which you were good enough to send. The support of such men as you is very gratifying to me, and I want to give myself the pleasure of telling you how much I appreciate it.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (the vertical fold passing through the first letter of the signature). Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Wilson had just been nominated as the Democratic candidate for president on July 2, 1912. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

49. Woodrow Wilson. Partly-printed DS as president, one page,

15.75 x 19.25, January 6, 1917. President Wilson appoints Gaston De P. Johnston a “Lieutenant Commander in the Navy.” Signed at the conclusion by Wilson and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels. In very good condition, with scattered toning and light staining (all primarily to bottom portion of document) and a small area of paper loss to left edge. The blue seal is worn and partially detached, but intact. Rolled. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 19


Scarce early ALS as Ohio’s lieutenant governor 50. Warren G. Harding. ALS

signed “W. G. Harding,” one page, 8.5 x 11, The Marion Star letterhead, December 13, 1904. Letter to a friend. In part: “Glad you are coming…You can get here…at 12:50 or 7:20. The latter makes it a little late to dress and get ready without fussing.” Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through first letter of signature), and a light central area of toning, otherwise fine condition. Harding’s Marion Star newspaper, which he had purchased in 1886, was an important voice in Republican politics. The year after this letter was written, 1905, Harding declined the nomination for another term as lieutenant governor and did not return to the campaign trail until November 8, 1910 when he was defeated as Ohio Republican candidate for governor. The future president did not gain national prominence until November 3, 1914, when he was elected as an Ohio senator. Handwritten letters by Harding this early in his career are considered scarce. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

51. Calvin Coolidge. Vin-

tage matte-finish 8 x 10.75 Harris and Ewing photo, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Cordially, Calvin Coolidge.” In fine condition, with a slightly trimmed top edge and last name of signature just a bit light due to decreased ink flow. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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52. Herbert Hoover. Vintage

matte-finish 5.5 x 8.5 head-andshoulders photo, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “The kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” A few diagonal creases through portion of last name of signature and a bit of light silvering to background, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

53. Herbert Hoover. Ink signature, “The good wishes of Herbert Hoover,” on an off-white 5.25 x 8.25 sheet. In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

54. Herbert Hoover. White

House card crisply signed in fountain pen, “Herbert Hoover.” Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder, grading the autograph an “8.” In fine condition, with two small areas of mounting remnants to reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

55. Eleanor Roosevelt. TLS,

one page, 6 x 6.75, personal letterhead, May 19, 1960. Letter to an admirer. In part: “May I thank you most cordially for your letter and the lovely Indian version of the 23rd Psalm.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)


“I am personally giving my whole attention solely to my duties as Governor and am taking no part in national political affairs or national political questions” 56. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS, two pages, 8 x

10.5, State of New York Executive Chamber letterhead, April 25, 1931. Letter to Robert L. Holliday of the First National Bank. In part: “I stated sometime ago that it is my intention to devote my entire time and thought to my duties as Governor of the State of New York and to give no attention to matters involving my own political future…I approve of course of any organization of the friends of any one suggested for public office, where such organizations are devoted to spreading a knowledge of the merits and qualifications of the man they favor. It is a wholesome thing in our public life that individual voters at our coming presidential primaries should be fully informed by the friends of the different men suggested as to their respective fitness and qualifications. I am human enough to feel highly honored at your action. There is nothing so heartening to one holding public office as to find that what he has done or tried to do has met with the notice and approval not only of the citizens of his own state, but in other states as well. At the same time I want to make it absolutely clear to you, as I have to the people of New York that I am personally giving my whole attention solely to my duties as Governor and am taking no part in national political affairs or national political questions.” In addition to signing at the conclusion, Roosevelt has written “Personal” at the top of the first page. In fine condition.

As the US sank into the Great Depression, New York governor Franklin D. Roosevelt began his second term with a clear focus on strengthening his increasingly desperate state. Along with supporting lower taxes for farmers and developing public power utilities, Roosevelt created the Temporary Emergency Relief Administration (TERA), showing that the government should and could step in to provide direct relief and aid to its unemployed and needy citizens. In doing so, he established his credentials as a bold liberal reformer, setting a precedent by creating a new agency to meet a new problem—one he would rely heavily upon during the New Deal years. Ironically, by focusing solely on his responsibilities to the state and “taking no part in national political affairs,” FDR proved himself the strongest candidate to pull the US out of the Depression. A remarkable letter highlighting the determination and loyalty that would propel the Democrats’ rising star into the White House the following year. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I trust the forthcoming convention will be…fruitful of helpful discussion of the problem of preserving democracy” 57. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, March 16, 1939. Letter to Arnold Wolters, Chairman of the National Convention Committee of the Young People’s League of the United Synagogue of America. In full: “I send hearty greetings to The Young People’s League of the United Synagogue of America. I trust the forthcoming convention will be a successful one and one that will be fruitful of helpful discussion of the problem of preserving democracy.” In very good condition, with light toning to two edges, a bit over the end of signature and some scattered creases. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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58. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Bank check,

6.25 x 2.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Roosevelt as president, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” payable to Kate Jennings for $35, June 1, 1944. Nicely double-matted and framed with a portrait and biographical plaque to an overall size of 15.5 x 25. Expected bank stamps and cancellation holes (affecting the beginning of the signature), otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“We shall probably take you up on that offer to help in the campaign when you get back to the South” 59. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS, one page,

8.25 x 10.75, Executive Mansion letterhead, August 16, 1932. Letter to Hamilton Holt. In part: “I appreciate very much your prompt and enthusiastic congratulations as well as your renewed invitation to come to Florida. We shall probably take you up on that offer to help in the campaign when you get back to the South. I shall certainly remember your advice as to the World Court–that is one of the things I should like to talk over with you in person.” In very good condition, with even overall toning from previous display (the bold signature remains beautifully contrasted), and a couple of rusty paperclip marks to top edge. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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60. Franklin D. Roosevelt. White House

card boldly signed in fountain pen, “Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder, grading the autograph a “9.” In fine condition, with light pencil notations to reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

FDR files a 1937 claim for his portion of family-owned property

61. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Notarized DS as president, two pages,

8 x 13, June 21, 1937. Headed “In the Matter of acquiring title to Public Park bounded by Congress and Myrtle Avenues and Leavitt Street in the Third Ward, Borough of Queens, City of New York.” In part, “Franklin D. Roosevelt, being duly sworn, deposes and says that he joined in the prayer for relief contained in the petition of John M. Hackett and Bankers Trust Company, Executors under the Last Will and Testament of James R. Roosevelt [FDR’s half-brother], deceased. That your deponent [FDR] has been informed that the City of New York on June 26th, 1912 acquired title to Damage Parcels Nos. 1, 2 and 3 herein and made an award to an ‘Unknown Owner’ in the sum of 15,200. That your deponent has been further informed that your deponent’s father, James Roosevelt, died seized of 26 2/3% of the premises of which Damage Parcels Nos. 1, 2 and 3…That your deponent has been informed that he is entitled to one-third of 26 2/3% of the awards made for Damage Parcels Nos. 1, 2 and 3 herein and makes claim to the same…” In fine condition, with expected folds, with a horizontal fold through a couple letters of signature. Accompanied by a seven-page document, the Last Will and Testament of FDR’s halfbrother, James R. Roosevelt. Dated November 22, 1924, it includes two Codicils dated August 10, 1926, and November 8, 1926. There are penciled notes in an unidentified hand on the first page, one noting “JRR Died 5/7/27.” A scarce, intimate family document signed by one of the world’s greatest leaders, with unique annotations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


62. Harry and Bess Truman.

Two signed photos, both 3.25 x 5, signed in the lower borders in black ballpoint, “Harry S. Truman, 1018-67,” and “Bess Wallace Truman.” Both are double-matted and framed together to an overall size of 12 x 9.25. In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

63. Harry S. Truman. TNS

signed “Harry S. Truman, 6-1367,” one page, 6 x 4, June 13, 1967. Generic printed thank-you card. In part: “You were very kind to remember me on my eighty-third birthday.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

64. Harry S. Truman. Partly-

printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, April 27, 1946. Certificate honoring “Robert J. Wells, D. D. S., in recognition of uncompensated service to the United States of America during World War II as Illinois Chairman for Dentists.” Signed at the conclusion by Truman and countersigned by the surgeons general of the Army, Navy, and Public Health Service. A light area of dampstaining to the upper right, Truman’s and a surgeon general’s signature a shade light, and trimmed top and bottom edges, otherwise fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

“Wish I could stop in your town once more” 65. Harry S. Truman. TLS,

one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, February 25, 1942. Letter to a doctor in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. In full: “Appreciate very much yours of the Twenty Second, giving us Paul Hewett’s name, and as I told you before, although I cannot promise him anything, I will be glad to give him every possible consideration when the time comes.” Truman also adds a brief handwritten postscript at the bottom, “Hope you’re well & happy. Wish I could stop in your town once more.” Letter appears to be mounted, and matted and framed to an overall size of 13.75 x 17. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and mild toning, a bit heavier to edges. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice oversized presidential portrait 66. Harry S. Truman. Distin-

guished vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 portrait of Truman, boldly signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Kindest regards to Chas. H. Jaccard, Harry S. Truman.” In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The iconic ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ Daily Tribune 67. Harry S. Truman. Two items: FDC featuring

a clipped newspaper photo of Truman and Winston Churchill during his 1946 visit to Fulton, Missouri, signed in black ink by Truman. Several additional stamps and postmarks have been applied to the cover as well; and an original complete edition of the famously inaccurate November 3, 1948, Chicago Daily Tribune, calling the election for Dewey with the enormous headline “Dewey Defeats Truman.” FDC is in fine condition. Newspaper is very good, with uniform toning, small separations and chips along central horizontal fold, as well as two light vertical folds. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

68. Harry S. Truman.

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, September 10, 1952. Letter to Rufus Burrus in Independence, Missouri. In full: “I’ll be glad to see Floyd Snyder, Jr. I think he is to come in this morning. We will give him a chance to see the House and everything he is interested in. I hope everything is going well with you.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

69. Harry S. Truman.

TLS, one page, 6.75 x 10, personal letterhead, December 3, 1962. Letter to Ward L. Quaal. In part: “Thank you very much for the television film covering the Herbert Hoover Library Dedication…I look forward to viewing it at the very first opportunity.” Matted to an overall size of of 10 x 14. In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Sixteen more years, and I’ll be ninety, but 1974 is an off year, and I’ll have to wait until 1976 before I can run for President again” 70. Harry S. Truman. TLS, one

page, 7 x 10.5, personal letterhead, May 1, 1958. Letter to Eddie McKim. In full: “Sixteen more years, and I’ll be ninety, but 1974 is an off year, and I’ll have to wait until 1976 before I can run for President again. In that length of time, if your family’s production line slows down a bit, I might have a chance to catch up with you in this grandfather business. Thank you very much for your birthday note. I appreciated your thoughtfulness, which, however, did not include giving me your new address. Please let me hear from you again before you leave for Canada.” Under his signature, Truman adds, “That Cole Younger book you sent to me is mostly lies!” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Writing to two different congressmen regarding the Hoover Commission 71. Harry S. Truman. Two one-page TLSs, both signed as president, both on

White House letterhead. First letter, 7 x 9, dated March 20, 1948, written to Senator George Aiken reads, in full: “Thanks a lot for your thoughtfulness in sending me a copy of the latest chart and report on the Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government. It is an interesting document.” Second letter, 8 x 10.5, dated July 31, 1951, to Senator John McClellan, reads, in part: “I have read with considerable interest your letter of July tenth with respect to S.1134. As for the provisions of the bill dealing with the organization of the Executive Office of the President, I agree thoroughly with your Committee that the measure is not consistent with the recommendation of the Hoover Commission that the President, ‘should be given complete freedom to adjust the internal relationships of the President’s Office’ and that he ‘should not be prevented by statute from reorganizing the President’s Office.’ My experience convinces me of the wisdom of this recommendation and the soundness of the Committee’s judgment in applying it.” A light horizontal fold through one signature, and a bit of light toning and wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. The Hoover Commission, officially named the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, was a body appointed by President Harry S. Truman in 1947 to recommend administrative changes in the Federal Government of the United States. It took its nickname from former President Herbert Hoover, who was appointed by Truman to chair it. Interesting content concerning the committee which made many administrative changes. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

72. Harry S. Truman.

DS as president, one page, 11 x 10, July 16, 1947. Certificate of Merit presented to Lionel J. Noah “for outstanding fidelity and meritorious conduct in aid of the war effort against the common enemies of the United States and its Allies in World War II.” Document appears to be affixed to a mount and is framed to an overall size of 14 x 12.75. In fine condition, with some scattered mild toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

73. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Partly-printed

DS as president, one page, 20 x 16, July 3, 1953. President Eisenhower appoints Edward A. Beard an “Associate Judge of the Municipal Court for the District of Columbia.” Signed at the conclusion by Eisenhower and countersigned by Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr. Document is affixed to an identical size mount. Missing top corner tips, a couple of edge chips, and a mild shade of uniform toning, otherwise fine condition. The gold foil seal is intact. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I have heard the war between the States described as, The Civil War, the Late Unpleasantness, the War to Liberate the Slaves, but never before have I heard it called the War of Northern Aggression” 74. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

TLS signed “D.D.E.,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, February 19, 1968. Letter to Earl Mazo, at The Reader’s Digest. In part: “Thank you very much for the explanation of Clemson’s venture into the blue cheese business; it was interesting—not to say romantic. I have heard the war between the States described as, The Civil War, the Late Unpleasantness, the War to Liberate the Slaves, but never before have I heard it called the War of Northern Aggression. You were very thoughtful to send along to me the Gallup report on relative popularity of public figures. While, of course, I was pleased that I was named No. 1, the amazing thing was that I cannot recall ever having heard of this particular evaluation, yet I find that I have been included on each of the 22 years the report has been published; however, by far, the most interesting point in your letter was the postscript about your son, Mark. I hope that his victory when running as an ‘EisenhowerNixon Republican’ has real significance for the upcoming election.” In fine condition, with some light corner creasing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 25


Ike appoints Truman’s former Budget Director as a member of the Career Executive Board 75. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, December 17, 1958. Letter to James E. Webb of Kerr-McGee Oil Industries. In full: “I sincerely appreciate your willingness to serve as a Member of the Career Executive Board, and I hereby appoint you in that capacity. As you know, I am very anxious that there be developed within the competitive Federal service a system of appraisal which will ascertain and identify career executives. The Board is endeavoring to insure that fitting recognition is given these outstanding career employees according to merit, and is exploring new ways of strengthening the career executive service and proposing action steps to accomplish that end. Your service as an executive in the Federal service, along with your experience as a key executive in private industry will make your contribution an especially significant one. I consider this program to be of basic importance in our continued progress toward better government through improved personal management. I extend to you my best wishes for success in this undertaking.” In fine condition, with a couple paperclip impressions to top edge and a rusty paperclip mark to left side. After strong Congressional opposition fearing executive control of Civil Service and the cutting of funding for the Board, Eisenhower was forced to issue an Executive Order revoking his original order. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Leading up to the invasion of Sicily, “Ike” claims “responsibility for the safety of this command” 76. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Scarce World

War II–dated ALS signed “Ike,” three pages, lightlylined, 8 x 10.5, April 6, [1943]. Letter to his wife, Mamie. In part: “A letter today from General Allen says you may stay in S. A. [San Antonio] all winter. I rather think he must be mistaken because Butch seems to have gotten no such idea. Butch says I’ve gotten fat, and in checking up on myself, I find he is right. We get plenty of fats & starches in our diet, and since I like them, the result is almost inescapable. Then I’ve had almost nil in the way of exercise. Also, Butch just told me that a radio man who has just arrived here from London says that I’ve aged at least 5 years since I left that city...I’ll be something like the equivalent of 92 when I get back to the U.S. Maybe you’ll have to meet me at the pier with crutches…Mike tells me a recent letter of mine to her was cut to pieces by the censor. Sometimes I think all staff officers are without brains. I’ve never written a personal letter that could possibly violate sane censorship—if Mike still has the d— thing, please ask her to send it back to me. I’d just like to check. Actually I lean over backward to avoid violations in that regard. The d— fool censors should honor that (if I so choose) I could send all my letters to the W. D. for transmission, because I, not the censors, carry the responsibility for the safety of this command. Well sweet, I rack my head for news in which you might be interested. Concerning operations I can tell you nothing you have not already seen in the papers...I try to keep a good disposition. Give all the family my love. If I had a phone that could go to S. A. in one long hop, d— if I couldn’t take off from here one day & pay you a visit, if only for 5 minutes. Don’t forget me, because, with all my faults, my age, my fat, I surely love you!!!” In fine condition. A fantastic letter from one of the most important times in Eisenhower’s military career—he had recently assumed control of forces in North Africa and was in the midst of wrapping up the Tunisia Campaign. Despite what must have been incredibly stressful circumstances, this rare handwritten letter is full of Ike’s sense humor. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“You are their treasured author and they aren’t going to let you out of their clutches” 77. Jacqueline Kennedy. TLS signed “Jackie,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, Doubleday letterhead, May 10, 1978. Letter to Stephen Appelbaum. In full: “I am trying to be very efficient and dictate this so please forgive me if I sound like an aborigine. Doubleday is, of course, really interested in your psychic healer book—but it would be in Anchor, not in my department. You are their treasured author and they aren’t going to let you out of their clutches—So you should send an outline to Elizabeth Knappman—and things will go zooming along from there. (I checked this with them.) I look forward to seeing you when you come to New York.” At the bottom, Kennedy adds a short handwritten postscript which reads: “Of course I’m not mad at you! See you soon.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Jackie Kennedy ensures her eligibility to vote in the 1968 presidential election from Greece

The First Lady christens the Lafayette in 1962

78. Jacqueline Kennedy. DS,

signed “Jacqueline Kennedy,” one page, 8.5 x 13.75, no date. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Application for an Absent Voter Ballot, signed by Kennedy who has added her New York City mailing address, “200 Park Avenue, New York City, New York.” Application is also signed at the bottom by the registrars of the town of Barnstable. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

79. Jacqueline Kennedy. Glossy 8 x 9.75 General Dynamics photo of Kennedy commissioning the General Dynamics vessel Lafayette with a bottle of champagne, signed in blue ballpoint. Scattered edge creases, and some mild silvering, visible only at an angle, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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In a scarce handwritten letter, a convalescing JFK looks to aid a constituent 80. John F. Kennedy. ALS signed “John,”

one page both sides, 6.25 x 9.25, Senate letterhead, no date [1953–1960]. Kennedy writes to Mary, a Massachusetts woman active in local and national politics. In full: “Many thanks for your nice letter. Am feeling much better. I will check into the matter about which you wrote, although offhand I don’t think I know anyone in that Department. But will see and will be in touch. Hope to see you sometime soon.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and foxing (heavier to reverse), and several creases and wrinkles. The signature is bold and unaffected, and the writing is unusually legible for Kennedy. Kennedy underwent several spinal operations in the 1950s, nearly dying on a number of occasions and he was often absent from the Senate. During this period, he wrote his Pulitzer Prize–winning book Profiles in Courage, which described eight instances in which US Senators risked their careers by standing by their personal beliefs. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Kennedy opts to stay out of the contentious 1949 Boston mayoral race 81. John F. Kennedy. TLS signed “Jack,” one page, 7.5 x 10,

Congress of the United States letterhead, July 6, 1949. Letter to William F. Kelly in East Boston. In full: “This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of June 29th, in which you enclosed a clipping from the Boston Herald, relative to Jimmie Kelly’s participation in Hynes’ mayoralty campaign. Jimmie did not discuss this matter with me at all, and I have not entered into the picture because I felt that it was actually no concern of mine. At the present time I have no interest in the mayoralty campaign, and don’t believe there is any use in getting stirred up about this. I do appreciate your interest, Bill, and will keep my eyes open in the future.” Under his signature, Kennedy adds a short handwritten postscript which reads, “If Kelly brings me into the Hynes campaign in the future—I will have some thing to say.” Framed to an overall size of 8.75 x 11.25. In fine condition, with a horizontal mailing fold through bottom portion of signature. Hynes was challenging James Michael Curley for mayor of Boston, after Curley made disparaging remarks of Hynes’s performance as acting mayor in 1947 while Curley served five months in prison. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Rare high-ranking presidential appointment for the Geneva conference 82. John F. Kennedy. DS as

president, signed “John Kennedy,” one page, trimmed in size to 15.25 x 11.75 and mounted to a heavy stock board, May 12, 1962. Kennedy appoints a US representative to a meeting in Europe. In part: “Reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity and Ability of Walter M. Kotschnig, of Maryland, I have nominated, and…do appoint him the Representative of the United States of America to the Seventeenth Plenary Session of the Economic Commission for Europe of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of this commission, according to law, with all the powers and privileges thereunto of right appertaining, during the pleasure of the President of the United States.” Double-matted and framed, with a color portrait of a pensive President Kennedy, eyes downcast and arms folded, to an overall size of 32 x 20.5. Trimming and mounting as noted, otherwise fine, clean condition. The Economic Commission for Europe met in Geneva from April 24 to May 10, 1962. Interestingly, although Kotschnig’s appointment had been announced in April—and he in fact attended the session as an American representative—the appointment could not be made official until confirmed by the US Senate in May…after the meeting had already concluded. A State Department official for years, Kotschnig served as delegate, adviser, secretary, or head of many US delegations to world meetings from the Truman through Nixon administrations, retiring in 1971 as a deputy assistant secretary of state. This particular appointment was one of many Kotschnig received, having served as the deputy US delegate at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations from its seventh to its fiftieth session. Appointments from JFK, especially for such an esteemed statesman, are very seldom seen. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

LBJ commends a long-time proponent “in the field of mental health and…interest in the well-being of older persons” 84. Lyndon B. Johnson. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead,

September 28, 1964. Letter of commendation reads, in part: “Your many contributions in the field of mental health and your interest in the well-being of older persons has come to my attention. Resolution of the problems of aging and mental health is one of our noblest objectives and commands the aid and support of capable and dedicated men like you. Your services on the Panel of Consultants on Aging…your testimony before Congressional committees, and your consistent support for programs designed to help enrich the lives of older persons and to cure mental disease is in our best tradition. I am pleased to commend you for these efforts.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Birthday wishes to his defense secretary on the day he was grilled over Vietnam and NATO 85. Lyndon B. Johnson.

TLS as president signed “L. B. J.,” 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, June 10, 1966. Letter to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. In full: “I’ve already told you—but just for the record—Happy Birthday! You know how much I think of you, need you, and admire you. Few men so young as you have done more for this country. That’s why yesterday was a good day for us all.” In fine condition. On this day, McNamara was extensively questioned by all 10 Senate Committee Chairmen about NATO and South Vietnam. Letter originates from the estate of Robert S. McNamara. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

86. Lyndon B. Johnson. TLS

as president, one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, January 7, 1967. Letter to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. In full: “It is my good fortune to have the benefit not only of your good counsel but your good taste. It was a handsome Christmas gift and I am most grateful to you and Margie for your thoughtfulness. May the New Year shine brightly for you both.” In fine condition. Letter originates from the estate of Robert S. McNamara. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extraordinary collection of presidents, first ladies, and Supreme Court justices

87. Presidents and First Ladies. Softcover autograph book, 4 x 6.25, signed inside on individual pages or affixed White House cards in

ink by five presidents, nine first ladies, and 22 associated notables. Signers are: William H. Taft, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Frances Cleveland, Edith K. Roosevelt, Helen H. Taft, Edith Bolling Wilson, Grace Coolidge, Lou Henry Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Earl Warren, Edward T. Sanford, Willis Van Devanter, Harlan F. Stone, Pierce Butler, James Clark McReynolds, Louis Brandeis, George Sutherland, Andrew W. Mellon, Charles E. Hughes, Elihu Root, Charles Curtis, Charles G. Dawes, John W. Davis, Henry L. Stimson, Thomas E. Dewey, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Nelson A. Rockefeller, John Hays Hammond, Robert A. Taft, and Edward M. House. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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88. First Ladies

89. Richard Nixon

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90. Richard Nixon

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American leader meets America’s ‘National Pastime’

91. Richard Nixon MB $200

92. Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter

93. Gerald Ford

94. Gerald Ford

95. Gerald Ford MB $100

96. Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale

99. Ronald Reagan

100. Ronald Reagan

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97. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter MB $100

98. Ronald Reagan MB $200

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101. Ronald Reagan

102. Ronald Reagan

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104. Ronald and Nancy Reagan

106. George Bush

107. Bill Clinton

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105. George Bush MB $100

108. Bill Clinton

103. Ronald and Nancy Reagan

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109. Bill Clinton

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111. George W. Bush MB $200

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110. Bill and Hillary Clinton MB $200

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notables Scarce, early photo of Japan’s emperor 113. Akihito. Emperor of Japan (born 1933) from 1989 to the present. Scarce

vintage matte-finish 6 x 7.75 portrait of Akihito affixed to an 8 x 10 mount, signed in the lower border in blue ink. Mount also bears affixed red and white ribbons (the official colors of Japan) and a red wax seal with the Imperial Arms. In fine condition, with some subtle scattered foxing to mount. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Alamo’s chief engineer and Jim Bowie’s messenger to the Mexican forces sign as witnesses regarding an estate and slaves 114. Alamo: Slavery. Manuscript DS, signed “Green B. Jameson and Robt M. Williamson,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 12, October 7, 1828. Document concerning the appointment of Olive Graves and Jesse Thompson as Joint Administrators of the Estate of Richard Graves, deceased. Mrs. Graves explains that her husband, Richard Graves, (with original spelling and grammar retained) “departed this life some time in the latter end of the month of May last intestate leaving his aforesaid wife Olive Graves and Six Children the Only blood Relations he has in this nation that said Richard Graves died seized and possessed of Considerable property Concisting of Nine Negroes – to wit Ledocia a woman about 40 years old Lewis a Man about 20 = Sarah a woman about 30 = Eliza a Girl about 16 = Clark a Boy about 20 = Ann a Girl about 9 = Judy a Girl about 6 = Silvey a Girl about One and Patsy a girl Child about Six months Old also an interest in lands in this Colony.” Jameson and Williamson have both signed twice as witnesses. In good condition, with pages having been professionally deacidified and reinforced on all the folds, uniform moderate toning, as well as some scattered soiling and dampstaining. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare letter from the French princess who’s reign lasted eight years 115. Anne of France. Eldest daughter (1461–1522) of Louis XI of France and his second wife, Charlotte of Savoy. She held the regency of France from 1483 until 1491, making her one of the most powerful women in the late 15th century. Untranslated manuscript LS in French to the Duke of Milan, signed “Anne de France,” one page, 11.25 x 8.5, no date. Seal once affixed to the left side is absent. In very good condition, with intersecting storage folds (not affecting the signature), scattered foxing (heavier to right border), and an area of the lower left trimmed off. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I would like to give my lecture—‘Woman wants bread; not the ballot’… My terms may be $50” 116. Susan B. Anthony. ALS, one page both sides, 5.5 x 8.25, National Woman Suffrage Association letterhead, March 25, 1876. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “I would like to give my lecture—‘Woman wants bread; not the ballot’—in your place late in April or early in May—My terms may be $50—If you, or any reliable party wish the lecture—please write me by earliest mail—to care of Mr—Ira Howe Ottawa—Ill—and I will give you a date by return mail.” Letter is cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of Anthony to an overall size of 15 x 12.75, and that frame is hinged to a larger frame for an overall size of 20.25 x 18.5. In fine condition, with a light diagonal crease. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Oblivious to his crimes, Bacon corresponds with a corrupt treasury official he would later prosecute 117. Sir Francis Bacon. English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author (1561–1626). He served both as attorney general and lord chancellor of England. He remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. Eight-word autograph endorsement in Bacon’s hand, “touching the cofferer his resignation of his place,” on the reverse of a 7.75 x 10.75 LS from the Earl of Suffolk, November 27, 1617. The original letter, in Old English, reads in part: “Yo the Right Ho[nor]able Sr Francis Bacon Knight, Lord Keeper of the great Seale of England….My verie good Lord being…by Sir Arthur Ingram to verifie my knowledge to your Lo[rdshi]p touching Sir Robert Vernon’s consent to the resigning of his place of Cofferer. I cannot do less in satisfaction of his request than to let your Lo[rdshi]p understand that Sir Robert Vernon came unto me about two hours before Sir Arthur Ingram was sworn, and did interest me.” Creasing, wrinkling, mild soiling, a pair of small triangular areas of paper loss not affecting the handwriting, and minor edge wear, otherwise fine condition. Bacon was the lord keeper of the Great Seal of England and the attorney general when he received this letter from Admiral Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk and Lord High Treasurer. The message regards Sir Arthur Ingram, a wealthy and influential landowner, who was sworn into the office of treasurer [Cofferer] of the Royal Household in February 1615. The court rejected his appointment several months later, possibly because of his humble origins. Anything in Bacon’s hand is very scarce. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Unaware of General Thomas’s hasty forced retreat from Quebec, Arnold sends troops and supplies to bolster his camp 118. Benedict Arnold. Major General in the Continental Army dur-

ing the American Revolution who distinguished himself at Saratoga (1741–1801). One of Washington’s most skilled and able generals, he turned traitor in an infamous plot to turn over the fortress at West Point to the British. Revolutionary War-dated ALS signed “B. Arnold,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, Montreal, May 6, 1776. Letter to Major General John Thomas. In full: “I have the pleasure of your’s p. Post, but without Date, am very glad to hear of your safe arrival in camp. I have laid your letter before the Commissioners & transmitted a coppy [sic] to Genl Schuyler, before this I make no doubt you have ben [sic] joined by upwards of one thousand men who have passed Chamble[y], yesterday morning, two companies of matroosses, with two Thirteen inch Mortars, Shells &c. compleat arrived from Cambridge & Set of[f] for your army, a large Gundalo mounting three Twenty four pounders will be Complemented & Set from Chamble on Wednesday morning next, with two Battoes, one Small gun in each One Hundred & fifty bbl Pork & two hundred & twenty of Flour have gone from Chamble within a few days. Colo Pettigrew writes me he can Supply Shots and Shells &c., the Heavy Cannon goes down in the gundalo, I hope your Platforms will be ready at Duhambo to mount them as soon as they arrive.—The importance of the port you cannot be unacquainted with, not one farthing of cash is arrived but hourly expected. Provisions I make no doubt will be over the Lakes in a few days as well as the five Battallions. Flour will be sent from this place. I intend setting of[f] on Thursday morning to join you & I hope to have the pleasure of seeing

you before the week is out.—I have wrote to Colonel Delapuin, to go down to Duhambo, as I think his advice & assistance may be of great service.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a light brush to last name of signature. On orders from President Washington, General John Thomas joined the army besieging Quebec on May 1, 1776 to help shore up defense, only to find the severely diminished troops outnumbered and suffering from a major epidemic of smallpox. In anticipation of joining him there, Benedict Arnold, who had been rebuilding his army with new French Canadian recruits in Montreal, wrote Thomas to inform him of the soldiers and supplies en route. Unbeknownst to Arnold, however, three British ships sailed into Quebec Harbor on the very day this letter was penned, marching on the American camp and forcing Thomas into a hasty and disorganized retreat, so hectic that Arnold would not even learn of it until it was four days underway. Despite warnings from Washington about sending un-inoculated troops into Canada, the Puritanical Thomas refused the vaccines on religious grounds; along with hundreds of his troops, he died from smallpox just three weeks later during their retreat up the Richelieu River near Chambly. Learning of Thomas’s disastrous retreat and the worsening state of the Continental Army in Canada, Arnold began his own troops’ march to safety, successfully rejoining Washington south of the border only to betray him three years later. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) | 35


Barnum’s partner sends his rent on elaborate circus letterhead 120. James A. Bailey. American show-

man (1847–1906) best known as a partner in Barnum and Bailey’s circus. TLS signed “J. A. Bailey,” one page, 8.25 x 11, ornate, informationladen, and visually striking Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth letterhead, January 8, 1900. Letter to his landlord. In part: “Enclosed please find my check for quarters rent of my residence No 24 West Kensington Gardens…I trust you will pardon the delay in sending this as I have been in America and only returned home on Saturday last.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a few creases, and some light toning to bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The major 17th century French author writes to a powerful minister of Louis XVI 121. Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Watch-

maker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, arms dealer, and revolutionary (1732–1799) best known for his theatrical works, especially the three Figaro plays. ALS in French, to the Marquis of Argenson, signed “Beaumarchais,” one page, 9.5 x 8.25, no date. Scarce letter, written to a powerful minister of Louis XVI, in which Beaumarchais advises his correspondent he is leaving for Versailles, although “my blood-letting has caused me more harm than good,” and asking him for an audience. Intersecting folds and scattered foxing, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Bell heads to Canada to recuperate before his final years of work towards the telephone 122. Alexander Graham Bell. ALS signed “A. Graham Bell,” two pages, 4.5 x 7, March 24, 1873. Letter to Mr. Bogdon. In part: “I am sorry that a bad cold compels me to keep indoors just now. I fear I may not be able to go with you tomorrow. I have been running down for some weeks past, and intend to run up to Canada to recruit towards the end of this week. Kind regards to all friends at Lower Falls.” A few small separations along intersecting folds, one fold through a single letter of signature, a few wrinkles, and mild toning to first page, otherwise fine condition. At the time of this letter, Bell was Professor of Vocal Physiology and Elocution at the Boston University School of Oratory. After spending the summer of 1873 at the family home in Canada, he returned to Boston and decided to concentrate on his experiments in sound which eventually led to his first successful transmission via telephone three years later in 1876. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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123. David G. Burnet. Early

politician within the Republic of Texas (1788–1870), serving as their interim president in 1836, second vice presiden, and secretary of state after it was annexed to the United States of America. Uncommon manuscript DS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 12.5, November 4, 1834. Jury verdict concerning the disposition of slaves in the Estate of Robert Graves. In part: “We are of the opinion according to the law Mrs. Olivia Moore or Ellis is not entitled to her portion of the estate claimed by her as we believe there was nothing gained during the community except the girl Elira which we award to her–The Item in the account of James Moore against the heirs for Jerome & Ezekiels board clothing…” Slaves and values are listed. “The item in his account of 277.75 paid to Mr. Huff for the plantation we cannot allow as they claim the land until final issue of the deed in favor of the heirs…” The jury concludes, “We don’t know when the Negroes were sold and cannot say what amount the hire ought to be.” Signed at the conclusion by 12 Texans, and signed at the conclusion by Burnet following of a short note in another hand which reads, “The note for $277.75 payable 1st January 1832 upon the application of Wm H Jack has been withdrawn & delivered up to him. 6th Nov 1834.” In fair to good condition, with pages having been professionally deacidified, all folds professionally repaired and reinforced, moderate toning and dampstaining, and a few small areas of paper loss. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

124. Business and Religious Leaders. Softcover autograph book, 4 x 6.25, signed inside on individual pages or affixed slips or letters

in ink by 28 notable business and religious leaders, predominately circa 1930s. Signers are: George Eastman, Walter Chrysler, Billy Sunday, Aimee Semple McPherson, Charles M. Schwab, William Wallace Atterbury, Walter C. Teagle, William Green, Edward H. H. Simmons, Daniel Willard, H. R. Dowd, Charles H. ‘Tom’ Sawyer, R. O. Goodykoontz, Henry van Dyke, Harry Emerson Fosdick, S. Parkes Cadman, James Cannon, Jr., John Roach Straton, Stephen Samuel Wise, John G. Murray, William T. Manning, Maurice B. Alexander, Edward Higgins, John J. Swint, Michael Joseph Curley, William Cardinal O’Connell, Patrick Cardinal Hayes, and Robert B. Meyner. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The earliest obtainable important French and English medieval poet 125. Charles of Orleans. French prince (1394–1465) kept prisoner

by the King of England for thirty years during the Hundred Years War, remembered as an accomplished medieval poet both in French and English. Manuscript vellum DS, one page, 15 x 5.5, December 21, 1457. Untranslated document in French. Intersecting folds and scattered creases, paper loss to left edge (affecting some text), and a large cut and some dampstaining to the lower left, otherwise very good condition. As almost nothing is left in the hand of his contemporaries, Charles is the earliest important poet whose autograph is available, although very rare. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 37


Immediately after taking power in 1959, Castro looks to reform Cuba’s educational and cultural systems 126. Fidel Castro. DS, in Spanish, two pages, 9 x 13.5, February 20, 1959.

Ministry of Education document. In part (translated): “It is a concern of the Revolutionary Government to conduct an intense campaign that enables an effective rapprochement between all social classes and the cultural centers and corporate bodies that exist in the Republic…The ‘José Martí’ National Library has not been carrying out in full the functions for which it is intended... The Revolutionary Government has the aim of restructuring all the country’s cultural institutions in order that they may properly carry out the high social function that corresponds to them…Therefore...The Patrons’ Committee of the ‘José Martí’ National Library, created by Law No. 20 of 21 March 1941, is dissolved.” Signed at the conclusion by Castro as prime minister and countersigned by Manuel Urrutia Lleo as president. Embossed blue seal affixed below Castro’s signature remains intact and retains its original ribbon. The first page is also initialed by Castro and Lleo. A small tear and toning to the right border, and unobtrusive binding holes to left edge, otherwise fine condition. Dated just four days after Castro took office as prime minister, this is the earliest document from his administration that we have offered.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Engrained in the hearts and minds of all as epic heroes of the Wild West, the duo signs off on the famous posters that solidified their image 127. William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody and Gordon W. ‘Pawnee Bill’ Lillie. Very scarce DS, signed “W. F. Cody V.P.,” and “G. W. Lillie

Pres.,” one page (with an accounting of posters on a separate slip affixed to the front), 8 x 11, February 15, 1913. Agreement between the United States Lithograph Company and Cody’s and Lillie’s Wild West Show for the printing of Wild West Show posters and lithographs for their 1913 season. The first page, affixed to the center of the document, lists 19 different posters, with various titles, including “Parade,” “Animal Lot,” “Whip Crackers,” and “Chariot Race,” ranging in size from 40-sheet down to one sheet, and totalling $15,092.50. The document is signed at the bottom of the second page by both Cody and Lillie, as the company’s vice president and president, respectively, and appears to have been entered as evidence in a court case as each page also bears a “Case No., Plaintiff’s Exhibit No.,” stamp. In very good condition, with expected document wear, uniform light toning to both pages, both signatures a bit cramped, and a light company blindstamp over signatures.

Hoping to add new life to his declining show, Cody invited the popular and business-savvy Lillie to join his tour in 1908, forming the combined ‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Pawnee Bill’s Great Far East.’ The two Bills perfected the traveling Wild West Show, using graphic advertising posters to convince the nation that they were gun-slinging heroes of epic proportions, selling the public a picture of their Wild West as a mythical world in which they were the rulers. The marketing worked, and their popularity swelled, growing into an entertainment empire rivaling even Barnum’s circus in its day. Commissioning the US Lithograph Company to print new posters for what would be their final season in 1913, this is one of the finest Wild West pieces we have offered—and only the second signed by both members of the famous duo! Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 38 | July 17, 2013 | NOTABLES


Churchill returns to Villa Politi, his World War II Italian base 128. Winston Churchill. Vintage glossy 7 x 9.25 photo of Winston and Clementine Churchill outside, signed in fountain pen, “Winston S. Churchill.” Collector’s notation on the reverse reads, “April 1955 Villa Politi, Siracusa.” In very good condition, with trimmed edges, scattered creases and wrinkles, a couple trivial edge tears, and a bit of irregular ink adhesion to portions of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Highly desirable pay order signed just one month before executing the leader of Penruddock’s Royalist uprising 129. Oliver Cromwell. Manuscript DS, signed “Oliver

P,” one page, 8 x 11.25, April 19, 1655. In full: “Our will and pleasure is, and governs hereby required…to pay unto Sislobono Long Esquire (and for Masters of Requests) the sum of one hundred sixty six pounds six shillings eight pence, for…much of his salary due to him.” Horizontal storage folds (one passing through text but not affecting signature), moderate overall foxing, show-through from period docketing to reverse, a small repaired cut to the lower right corner, and slightly trimmed edges, otherwise very good condition. During the early years of Cromwell’s Protectorate, Royalist conspirators led by the Sealed Knot and the Action Party planned a series of uprisings against the government to restore the monarchy by force. In March of 1654, Colonel John Penruddock led a successful revolt in Salisbury and headed west to gain more supporters, but when they arrived in Devon, it took only a single troop of the New Model Army to defeat them. Most of the Royalists fled or were killed, but several, including Penruddock, were captured and brought before a judge to hear their punishment; less than one month after signing this document, Cromwell oversaw their execution. An incredibly scarce and highly sought-after piece from the early years of Cromwell’s reign as Lord Protector. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

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Rare, early portrait of the Confederacy’s president 130. Jefferson Davis. American military officer and politician (1808–1889)

who, after serving as a senator and US secretary of war, was the first and only president of the Confederacy, from 1861 until its collapse at the end of the Civil War. Original 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite bust portrait of Davis in his prime, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Yrs truly, Jeffer. Davis.” In very good condition, with moderate overall soiling (affecting image and signature), a small dark stain to the right border, rounded corners, and mounting remnants to reverse. Davis is extremely rare in signed photos and this is a much younger pose than typically seen. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

131. Declaration of Independence: Robert Morris. Pennsylvania Signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution (1734–1806). LS boldly signed “Robt. Morris,” one page, 7.5 x 9, May 28, 1793. Letter discussing a draft in favor of Clement Biddle. In part, “I remitted you on the 24th & 25th…my drafts amounting to 762.14.2, and drew on you an amount thereof in favor of Clement Biddle for $1200, which leaves upward of eight hundred dollars in my favor. I therefore draw a bill on you.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a few pencil remnants. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce legal correspondence from the Delaware Signer 132. Declaration of Independence: Caesar Rodney. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware (1728–1784), military officer, Continental congressman, and president of Delaware. LS, one page, 6.25 x 6, March 25, 1779. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “Your suit agst Thompson is the 74th on the list for the 2d week commencing April 15th. I enclose you the entries in the suit agst Chambers.” Letter is affixed to a slightly larger off-white sheet. A small separation to one horizontal fold, a couple minor spots, and slight show-through from a docketing notation on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Any correspondence from Rodney is seldom encountered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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133. Declaration of Independence: John Morton. Signer

of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1724–1777). Partial manuscript vellum DS, one page, 5.25 x 7.5, no date. Partial land grant issued to an unknown recipient, signed at the conclusion by Morton, and countersigned by a second witness. Matted to an overall size of 10.5 x 12.5. Horizontal folds and some scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

134. Declaration of Independence: Edward Rutledge. Signer

of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina (1749–1800). Revolutionary War-dated ADS, signed “E. Rutledge, Dfts Atty,” one page, 12.75 x 8, August 28, 1777. Legal document reads, in part, “And the said Robert Hank…and Rutledge his Attorney comes and defends...and saith he is in no way guilty of the premises above in the declaration.” Document is inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and some light show-through from docketing on reverse, otherwise fine condition. In his 1995 reference History Comes to Life, Kenneth Rendell places Rutledge’s autograph material into the ‘scarce’ category among the Signers. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Delaware Signer endorses a land grant including cattle and slaves 135. Declaration of Independence: Caesar Rodney. Signer of the Declaration of Independence

from Delaware (1728–1784), military officer, Continental congressman, and president of Delaware. Handwritten endorsement signed “Caesar Rodney, Recordr,” dated March 26, 1770, on a manuscript document, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.5, a land deed granting a tract of land in Kent County belonging to Andrew Hamilton and wife Mary to Samuel Chew for £800. The land transaction to which this deed refers was initiated in 1742, after the elder Andrew Hamilton’s death, included land that was adjacent to or perhaps included in Hamilton’s famous plantation ‘Whitehall.’ The document notes that a later assignment of this very land included “stock of Negroes and cattell corn grain hay and all other the goods chattels and things whatsoever of him the said Andrew Hamilton party hereto which are now upon or belonging to the said Whitehall plantation lands.” Rodney’s endorsement reads, in part, “I do hereby certify that the above and foregoing instrument of writing is to be a true Copy of a Deed from Andw Hamilton and Mary his wife to Samuel Chew,” and signed at the conclusion by Rodney. In good condition, with scattered moderate toning and soiling, mounting remnants along both sides of hinge, some affecting final portion of Rodney’s title, reinforcement and repairs to partial fold separations and paper loss, chips to edges, and scattered dampstaining. The paper seal is worn, but intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 41


136. Diana and Charles. Christmas card from 1986, 5 x 7.25 folded, opens to 10.25 x 7.25, 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 splendid color satin-finish 4 x 5.5 photo of the entire family, with a dog in Diana’s lap. Printed opposite the photograph is the sentiment, “With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.” Charles has inscribed the card, “Rick,” and signed at the bottom, “from Charles and,” after which the Princess has signed “Diana.” In fine condition. A beautiful example of happier times. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Royal couple gift card 137. Diana and Charles. Embossed gift card, 4.75 x 3.75, filled out by Charles, “To you both—With every best wish for Xmas from us both—Charles and,” after which the Princess has signed “Diana.” In fine condition, with staple hole to bottom between signatures. An uncommon, attractive, and clean example.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Childhood sketch by the royal candidate later thought to be Jack the Ripper 138. Edward Duke of Clarence. Eldest son of King Edward VII (1864–1892) whose sanity was a topic of much speculation—with some going so far as to propose he was the infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper. Extremely rare and well-done original ink and paint art work of two formally dressed frogs, one carrying a sealed letter, on an off-white 5 x 8 sheet, with several smaller pencil and paint figures surrounding the borders. Notation at top of sheet, in pencil, reads, “From Eddy.” A note pinned to top of sheet, written by his former governess reads, “Drawn by the Duke of Clarence when a child.” Scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. Rare and well-executed artwork from the much speculated about royal who died at the young age of 28. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce letter from the ‘real’ culprit in the Dreyfus Affair 139. Dreyfus Affair: Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy.

French military officer (1847– 1923) who was the actual perpetrator of the act of treason of which Captain Alfred Dreyfus was wrongfully accused and convicted in 1894. ALS in French, one page, lightly-lined, 5.25 x 8.25, no date. Untranslated letter to a gentleman. In very good condition, with tape-repaired separation to horizontal mailing fold (passing through top of the signature), some stray ink marks to the signature area, and light soiling to borders. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

140. Thomas Edison. Vintage pencil ‘umbrella’

signature, “Thos. A. Edison,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 card. Mounting remnants above the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

As chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, Einstein hopes the reader can “form an independent opinion on the practical problems of atomic energy” 141. Albert Einstein. TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists letterhead, April 29, 1947. Letter to Miss Fishel. In full: “I am glad to have the opportunity to send you the enclosed book, Explaining the Atom, by Selig Hecht, honorary vice-chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Dr. Hecht has succeeded in giving, clearly and simply, an authoritative account of the scientific steps, both theoretical and experimental, that have lead to our present knowledge of nuclear fission. I believe also that from this book the discerning reader can gain the information necessary to form an independent opinion on the practical problems of atomic energy confronting the world today. Remembering your concern for these problems, and your interest in the work of our Committee, I hope that you may also share my admiration and respect for this distinguished book.” Simply framed to an overall size of 9.25 x 11.75. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a bit of trivial soiling. Einstein personally established the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists to warn the public of the dangers associated with the development of nuclear weapons, promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and ultimately work towards world peace. Among the committee members was Hecht, who wrote the “authoritative account of the scientific steps, both theoretical and experimental, that have lead to our present knowledge of nuclear fission” that Einstein here states he was sending. At the time, the book had only recently been published and offered the reader a clear explanation of the atom—unique in that Hecht was the only member of the esteemed committee who was not a nuclear physicist, but rather a biophysicist. The work is still regarded as being unsurpassed as an exposition of the history and the theory of the atom. Einstein clearly admired his colleague and his contributions to help encourage and further the peaceful uses of atomic energy. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) | 43


Striking original image of Einstein’s 1931 visit with astronomer Charles Edward St. John 142. Albert Einstein. Incredible vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 9 portrait of Einstein seated at a table with astronomer Charles Edward St. John, signed in the lower right in black ink, “Albert Einstein, 1931.” Also signed in the lower left by the photographer, “Portrait by E. Willard Spurr, Pasadena, Calif., Feb. 1931.” Displayed in its original photographer’s presentation folder (which exhibits partial separation to folding cover hinges), to an overall size of 10 x 13.75. In fine condition, with moderate irregular adhesion and contrast to the signature. Originates from the estate of Spurr’s son, the famous Hollywood photographer Melbourne Spurr. In 1931, Einstein took his first visiting professorship position at Caltech in Pasadena. He was greatly impressed with the research being done at the nearby Mount Wilson Observatory—which housed the world’s largest telescope at the time—and the theoretical processing of its astronomical discoveries. During his time in Pasadena, Einstein attended various lectures in astronomy and astrophysics and himself delivered a lecture on his Unified Field Theory, on which he had been working since 1915. In this extraordinary photo, Professor Einstein is shown with astronomer Charles E. St. John, a member of the Mount Wilson staff since 1908 who was busy at work with Edwin Hubble; the two had recently discovered the red shift effect and were working towards their conclusion that the universe was expanding. A beautiful image of the legendary scientist at one of his favorite US sites. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

After war, Einstein accepts a donation on behalf of peace 143. Albert Einstein.

TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 7.75 x 6.75, Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists letterhead, October 16, 1948. Brief letter of thanks to an unidentified supporter. In full: “I send you warm thanks for your generous gift towards our work. Your continued good-will and support are a vital encouragement to this Committee.” Nicely double-cloth-matted and framed with a small plaque and portrait to an overall size of 25.25 x 21. In fine condition, with a light vertical crease as well as a horizontal mailing fold. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“Thermodynamics, depending on the premise of the impossibility of perpetual motion, belongs in this category, and also the Theory of Relativity, based on the relativity of all motion” 144. Albert Einstein. ANS, in German, signed “A. Einstein,” on an off-white 5.75 x 4.25 “AutographenPost” sheet. Collected as a part of a campaign to help the Home for German War Orphans, circa 1920. In full (translated): “From among the physical theories, those which have always pleased me the most, which—starting with a highly general, simple assumption—permit the derivation of many specialized results in the most varied fields (areas). Thermodynamics, depending on the premise of the impossibility of perpetual motion, belongs in this category, and also the Theory of Relativity, based on the relativity of all motion.” Matted and framed with a typed translation and an Einstein FDC to an overall size of 15.75 x 22. In fine condition, with some light creasing to the border not near any of the handwriting. With roughly two million Germans killed in World War I, countless children found themselves without parents, homes, or means of survival. To accommodate this unfortunate population, orphanages scrambled to raise the funds needed to support their growing numbers. This card was one of many sent out to celebrities in hopes of obtaining their autographs, which could then be auctioned off at charity events to raise money for the homes. At the start of his meteoric rise to fame—with his recently published but still controversial Theory of Relativity gaining more support daily, and his other contributions to physics garnering international attention, leading to his receipt of the Nobel Prize the following year—Einstein was quickly becoming one of Germany’s most notable citizens. Undoubtedly aware that his autograph sheet would bring in significantly more money with more than just a signature, Einstein neatly penned what has become a collector’s dream—a personal and direct comment on his own Theory of Relativity, which lies “among the physical theories...which have always pleased me the most.” A remarkable piece, highlighting the physicist’s most famous theory as well as his generous spirit. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) | 45


145. Albert Einstein. Vintage ink signature, “A. Einstein,” on an off-white 2.5 x 1.5 slip affixed to a page inside a 5 x 7.25 Waterman’s autograph album. Page bears a pencil collector’s notation beside the slip, ”Princeton, NJ, 1933—Summer.” A handful of inconsequential signatures are also affixed throughout the book. In very good condition, with overall toning and soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The genius as poet: “Perusing violins full of taste / While your mother sits smoking without haste” 146. Albert Einstein. AQS, signed “A. Einstein,” on a 5.5 x 3.5

photo postcard of Coq sur Mer, also bearing a note regarding a trip from writer Antonina Vallentin to her daughter Irene. Einstein pens an original couplet at the bottom of the correspondence panel, translated in full: “Perusing violins full of taste / While your mother sits smoking without haste.” In fine condition, with a couple biographical pencil notations to top right. Vallentin was a biographer and close personal friend of the Einstein family, publishing The Drama of Albert Einstein in 1954. The physicist’s love of the violin is well known—Einstein often remarked that if he were not a scientist, he would have been a musician. His love of poetry, however, is mostly forgotten—he once cited the German Romantic Heinrich Heine as his favorite poet, and even compared his own work to the craft, saying, ‘Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.’ With its associations to his favorite hobbies, the close relationship between he and Vallentin, and the fantastic condition of the postcard, this boldly-penned couplet is a truly remarkable piece. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

147. Elsa Einstein. Vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 9 three-quarter-length portrait of Elsa Einstein, signed in the lower right in black ink, “Elsa Einstein, Pasadena, Feb. 31.” Also signed in the lower left by the photographer, “Portrait by E. Willard Spurr, Pasadena, Calif., Feb. 1931.” Displayed in its original photographer’s presentation folder (which exhibits partial separation to folds), to an overall size of 10 x 13.75. In fine condition. Originates from the estate of Spurr’s son, the famous Hollywood photographer Melbourne Spurr. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The prosecutor who helped engineer the Reign of Terror sends an unfortunate doctor to the guillotine 148. 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. DS in French, signed “A. Q. Fouquier,” one page, 7.5 x 10. 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. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, the 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. As a result of Robespierre’s insistence on associating terror with virtue, his efforts to make the republic a morally united patriotic community became equated with the endless bloodshed. After sentencing an estimated 13,000-40,000 people to death, FouquierTinville met the same fate with the fall of Robespierre. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exceptional collection from his time in France—including the transmittal of an American passport he developed 149. Benjamin Franklin. Revolution-

ary War–dated ALS signed in the text, “Mr. Franklin,” one page, 6 x 3.5, Paris, France, March 12, 1781. In full: “Mr. Franklin presents his compliments to Mr. Tearle, sends the passport he desires, and wishes him a good journey.” Also included are a color portrait of Franklin, two 18th century engraved portraits, and two medals featuring Franklin in relief, including one rare and highly sought after 1777 terracotta medallion by Jean Baptiste Nini, all of which are matted and framed with the letter to an overall size of 25 x 20.75. In fine condition, with light scattered toning and soiling, and some chipping to the frame itself.

At this time, Franklin was in France serving as an ambassador to the court of Louis XVI. He proved an integral part of American diplomatic relations overseas, where he helped to negotiate the critical military alliance with France in 1778, as well as the Treaty of Paris in 1783, which ended the Revolutionary War. While there, he also took it upon himself to develop the first American passport, based upon the design used by the French—a single sheet of paper with a description of the bearer, valid for between three and six months. In addition to the fascinating association between the content of the letter and Franklin’s creation of the passport, the Nini medallion housed in the display is quite scarce and valuable in itself. Sculpted from a sketch the year before Franklin was commissioned as minister to France, it became a popular collectible among the pro-American people of the country. Franklin references Nini’s ‘clay medallion’ in a 1779 letter to his daughter, remarking that it was ‘the first of the kind made in France,’ and that a multitude of images of him in various formats had been created in the following years—by then, his ‘face was as well known as that of the moon.’ Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) | 47


Health reasons prevent Freud from traveling shortly after his discovery of the crucial parts of the human psyche 150. Sigmund Freud. TLS in German, signed “Freud,” one page, 6 x 9, personal letterhead, December 28, 1923. Freud sends his regrets. Translated in full, “My response to your kind invitation unfortunately is very simple—for health reasons it is impossible for me to travel to Geneva and I therefore cannot take a side trip to Lausanne either.” In very good condition, with rusty paperclip marks to top, moderate overall wrinkling and creasing, and intersecting mailing folds lightly affecting signature. The tone of Freud’s message is nonchalant and reveals none of the “health reasons” that prevented his journey, as 1923 was the year he was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw. It was also the year, however, that Freud was surely in demand after introducing new terms to describe the division between the conscious and unconscious mind: ‘id,’ ‘ego,’ and ‘super ego’—terminology he thought described the dynamic relations between the two minds. Cloaked content from the year that helped define the human psyche. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

The Father of Modern Psychology turns 80 151. Sigmund Freud. Pre-printed 6 x 5 card, signed “Freud,” dated

May 1936, in German, concerning the occasion of his eightieth birthday. The printed text reads (translated): “I thank you warmly for taking part in the celebration of my eightieth birthday.” Nicely signed at the end in fountain pen by Freud. In fine condition, with a couple corner and edge creases and three faint blue stains near the bottom, far from the signature. A desirable item boasting a signature over 2.5˝ long. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

152. Jay Gould. Financier (1836–1892) well known

for his stock market manipulation of railroad securities; he also tried to corner the gold market, causing the ‘Black Friday’ stock market crash of September 1869. Twice-signed partly-printed DS, one page, 9.5 x 5.75, December 5, 1882. Document related to the the grounds of the Union Depot. In part: “This is to witness that Jay Gould has furnished cash to the amount of forty thousand seven hundred dollars to purchase and improve the grounds for a Union Depot at St. Louis.” Signed at the conclusion by Gould and a secretary, and signed again on the reverse by Gould. In fine condition, with a few vertical storage folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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From Gauss’s library 153. Carl Friedrich Gauss. German mathema-

tician and physical scientist (1777–1855) who contributed significantly to many fields, including geometry and astronomy. Rare and especially desirable signed book: Hesperus; oder, 45 Hundsposttage: Eine Biographie von Jean Paul. Berlin: Karl Makdorffs Buchandlung, 1795. Hardcover, 5 x 7.5, 388 pages, First Edition. Signed on the first free end page with an ownership signature, “C. F. Gauss 1803.” Book condition: VG-/None. Brown paper-covered boards; moderate wear to covers and edges, including an approx. 5” very thin scratch to rear and a crease in paper over rear lower corner; approx. 2” crack in hinge after first gathering; stain to textblock around spinetail (with the textured brown coloring of the exterior, the stain is not visible on the spine itself); few pages have small tears to the deckled fore-edges (one page has a larger, 1” tear); expected soiling to textblock edges; light spots scattered throughout; several light ink marks to margins and few underlines throughout; “X” marked on front pastedown and neatly written note on rear pastedown; brown stain to ffep. Though there are many small cosmetic flaws to this book, considering its age it is an excellent copy, with tight binding and clean text. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Governor Hancock signs off on a payment demand for hemp, Washington’s new wonder crop 154. John Hancock. Partly-printed DS, one page, 7 x 8.5, June 1, 1791. Document issued to Alexander Hodgdon. In full: “You are by and with the Advice and Consent of Council, ordered and directed to pay unto Daniel Smith the Sum of Fourteen Shillings & ten pence in full for the bounty on 1.0.27 of Hemp raised, manufactured & certified agreeable to Law–to be paid as directed by resolve of 11th March last for which this shall be your sufficient Warrant.” Signed at the conclusion by Hancock and countersigned by John Avery. Accompanied by a manuscript DS, signed “Daniel Smith,” one page, 7.5 x 3.25, authorizing the treasurer “to Pay Sam Jenison Jnr my Bounty…” Endorsement on verso “Novr 30. 1791. Recd fourteen Shillings & ten pence–for the within order. 14/10” signed “Sam Jenison Jr.” A central vertical fold, moderate somewhat-irregular uniform toning, thin area of paper to top left where seal has been removed, dampstaining over last name of Hancock’s signature, not affecting legibility, and mild rippling, otherwise very good condition. After resigning from the position in 1785 due to failing health, Hancock was reelected governor of Massachusetts in 1787, the position he would hold for the remainder of his life. In 1791, recently elected president George Washington was making a concerted effort to advance the new nation’s agricultural and industrial growth: realizing that not only was it a crop well-suited to the climate, but also that its use in industry could be vast, he encouraged the growth of hemp, imposing duties on its import to promote domestic production. In a letter to Alexander Hamilton four months later, Washington wrote, “would there be propriety… in suggesting the policy of encouraging the growth of Cotton, and Hemp in such parts of the United States as are adapted to the culture of these articles? The advantages which would result to this Country from the produce of articles, which ought to be manufactured at home is apparent.” Here Hancock signs off on a warrant demanding pay for a hemp farmer that same year, a good sign that Washington’s plans for the crop were taking hold. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Exceptional example of the Massachusetts patriot 155. 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)

Correspondence from the sensational newspaper magnate 157. William Randolph Hearst. Three TLSs to Buster, each one page, various sizes, dated between 1939 and 1943. Two letters, each signed “W. R. Hearst,” express gratitude for birthday wishes, and one letter, signed “W. R.” extends holiday greetings. In overall fine condition. All are accompanied by certificates of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place. The H— it doesn’t” 158. William Randolph Hearst. ALS in pencil signed “WRH,” one page on a 5.75 x 4 postcard depicting the Stelvio Pass, no date. Letter to Buster. In part: “They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place. The H— it doesn’t. We got struck exactly where you got struck. It’s called Hollywood…We are, for the moment, at the top of the Stelvio waiting for the rest of the party. We can see them stuck on the road below. Steam is rising out of the cars. Maybe it is coming from the passengers. They are hot too.” In fine condition, with a PSA/DNA label affixed to the front of the postcard. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/ DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“As a matter of frank fact much of the administration is more communistic than the communists themselves” 159. William Randolph Hearst. Original typed manuscript titled at the top

in pencil, “Americanism versus Communism,” six pages, 8.5 x 11, signed at the conclusion in black ink, “William Randolph Hearst.” Manuscript bears numerous ink and pencil notations throughout the entirety of the text, nearly all of which are in Hearst’s hand. In part: “The general strike in San Francisco is ended thanks entirely to the courage and competence of the public officials ... and to the patriotic determination and devotion of the citizenship…The newspapers of San Francisco had repeatedly denounced the strike not merely as rebellion but as revolutio…They reluctantly realize that the Federal Administration and its visionary advisors ... have done much to encourage the radical elements of the community to revolutionary demonstration and have done little or nothing to suppress those dangerous demonstrations when they occur….As a matter of frank fact much of the administration is more communistic than the communists themselves…Much evil and injury may result from the ignorance if not the impudence of those modern political leaders who believe that their crude communistic ideas are superior to the well planned and well proven policies of the fathers of our republic….If there are evils in our conditions, those evils can be cured and best cured and only cured by more and better Americanism….Thank God the patriotic citizens of California have shown us the way.” In fine condition, with tears to the right borders of the third and final pages, neither affecting any text or writing. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. On May 9, 1934, determined to negotiate a coast-wide contract, a union-run hiring hall, and an industry-wide waterfront federation, longshoremen in every West Coast port walked out, beginning the 83-day West Coast Waterfront Strike. As the workers continued to reject deals brokered by the Roosevelt administration, the strike escalated, reaching its height of violence in early July when police shot three protesters, killing two. After a subsequent four-day general strike in San Francisco, the Labor Council voted to finally bring it to an end, recommending that the unions accept arbitration of all disputed issues. In this manuscript, a version of which was published as a front-page editorial in his San Francisco Examiner on July 23, Hearst pats himself and his newspapers on the back for “repeatedly denounc[ing] the strike not merely as rebellion but as revolution,” and applauding “the patriotic citizens of California” for “show[ing] us the way” of stopping what he characterized as Communist uprisings. Initially a Roosevelt supporter, Hearst had decided with the passing of the New Deal—or “the raw deal,” in his words—that “much of the Administration is more communistic than the communists themselves,” and used this event as another opportunity to rail against FDR; with his frequent red-baiting editorial attacks, he hoped to restore Republicans to the White House in the next election. A fascinating working manuscript from a dramatic time in American politics, by one of the most influential shapers of public opinion. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Original drafts of the publisher’s poetry 160. William Randolph Hearst. Seven pages of poetry handwritten by Hearst,

the first in pencil on five sheets and the other in ink on two sheets. The pencil poem, apparently an ode to his favorite restaurant in Spain, in part: “Did you ever have coffee / more creamy / hot and steamy / than that is / You’re a practised and / persistent eater / Did you ever taste ham / that was sweeter / Or bread that is whiter / Or rolls that are lighter / Than those that they serve / you at Ronda.” The second, in part: “Will you walk into my parlor / said the poppie to the kids / It’s a place to rest your bodies / and a place to hang your lids / You can drink a whiskey cocktail / or enjoy the cup that cheers / And there are no smells and noises / to remind you of Tangiers.” In overall fine condition. Accompanied by three unsigned typescripts of the second poem. In an interesting association, Hearst used a church in Ronda, Spain, as the basis for the design of his famous Hearst Castle. Hearst enjoyed writing poetry throughout his entire life, sharing it with close friends but rarely publishing it himself. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Meticulous address book of the German existentialist 161. Martin Heidegger. Important German philosopher (1889–1976) whose Being and Time was a fundamental text in the development of existentialism. Heidegger’s personal address book, 4 x 5.75, 46 pages, circa 1950s–1970s. This address book, meticulously kept by Heidegger over a period of many years, provides an interesting perspective on the philosopher’s private and professional relationships. Among the entries, numbering between 500 and 600, are those of Willi Baumeister, Michael Benedikt, Gottfried Benn, Max Bense, Alexander Freiherr von Bernus, Ernst Bertram, Georges Blin, Otto Friedrich Bollnow, Rudolf Bultmann, Günther Bornkamm, Henri Bouillard, Frederik Buytendijk, Hans Carossa, René Char, Paul Celan, T. S. Eliot (through his London publisher), Günter Eich, Gertrud von le Fort, Leo Gabriel, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Albrecht Goes, Ernesto Grassi, HAP Grieshaber, Adolf Grimme, Romano Guardini, Carl Hanser, Hellmuth Hecker, Hermann Heimpel, Werner Heisenberg, Hans Ludwig Held, Kurt Hildebrandt, Walter Höllerer, Ernst Rudolf Huber, Jean Hyppolite, Karl Jaspers, Walter Jens, Ernst and Friedrich Georg Jünger, Walther Killy, Jacques Lacan, Herbert Marcuse, Werner Marx, Roger Munier, Carl Orff, Walter F. Otto, Ernst Penzoldt, Helmuth Plessner, Otto Pöggeler, Max Rychner, Wolfgang Schadewaldt, Kurt Schneider, Walter Schulz, Albert Schulze Vellinghausen, Emil Staiger, Ernst Tugendhat, Egon Vietta, Wilhelm Weischedel, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, and Leopold Ziegler. Also contains numerous loose clippings of senders’ addresses, visiting cards, notes etc. (including Imma von Bodmershof, O. F. Bollnow, Werner Heisenberg, Hans Jonas, and Mary Wigman). In fine condition, with expected handling wear. A well preserved directory that saw constant use over a period of more than two decades. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

162. Werner Heisenberg. German theoretical physicist (1901–1976) awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in physics for the creation of quantum mechanics. Vintage matte-finish 5.75 x 8 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in the lower border in blue ink. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely rare example of Hume—the first we have offered!

163. David Hume. Tremendously influential philosopher (1711–1776) considered one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy. Unsigned autograph postscript on an off-white 7.25 x 1.5 slip removed from a letter of March 18, 1770, to historian Edward Gibbon. In full: “P. S. I desire my compliments to our friend, M. Deyverdun; if you have occasion to see him.” A notation to the right side describes the slip’s origin. Affixed to a larger scrapbook page. In very good condition, with a partially separated vertical fold passing through the right side of the writing. Jacques Georges Deyverdun was a Swiss scholar and close friend of Gibbon. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Incredibly rare lavishly cased presentation portrait of Hirohito and Nagako 164. Hirohito. Emperor of Japan (born 1901) from 1926 to his death in 1989. Hirohito’s reign was marked by rapid militarization and aggressive wars against China and the United States. Following the devastating result of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in World War II, he renounced his divinity in favor of a democratic constitutional monarchy. Absolutely stunning fulllength vintage matte-finish 8 x 10.75 photo of Hirohito and Empress Nagako, beautifully signed in thick black ink in Japanese by both. Photo is housed in its original presentation frame, with the Imperial Standard along the top, to an overall size of 10.25 x 13. Photo also comes in its gorgeous original custom-fitted, blue velvet presentation case. In fine condition. Despite his long life, few Hirohito autographs have ever been made available to the collecting public, especially in signed photos, particularly of this caliber. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

165. Helen Keller. Signed book: Helen Keller’s Journal. First edition.

NY: Doubleday, Doran, and Company, 1938. Hardcover, 6 x 8.25, 313 pages. Signed on the second free end page in pencil, “Helen Keller.” Autographic condition: fine, with a uniform shade of toning to signed page. Book condition: VG+/None. Navy cloth-covered boards; spine, textblock edges, and feps slightly yellowed/discolored. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

166. Helen Keller. Vintage pencil signature, “With loving greetings to my young friends, Helen Keller, January 29th, 1945,” on an offwhite 5.5 x 3.25 sheet. Double-matted and framed with an unsigned photo and biographical plaque to an overall size of 18.5 x 22.5. In fine condition, with some subtle brushing to sentiment and signature. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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“Thank you for…the roses for President Kennedy’s grave” 167. Robert F. Kennedy. TLS, one page,

6.25 x 8, United States Senate letterhead, August 23, 1965. Kennedy thanks Bill Marx for his gratitude. In full: “Thank you for your letter of May 22nd, and the roses for President Kennedy’s grave. You have my appreciation for your thoughtfulness in wishing to make this gesture in remembrance of President Kennedy’s birthday. My family is deeply grateful to you for your very nice tribute—we join in sending our thanks and best wishes.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

168. King Edward VII. Christ-

mas card, 3.5 x 2.25, with a printed sentiment reading, “Wishing you a Happy Xmas and a bright New Year,” signed underneath, “from Edward R.” Double-matted and framed with a postcard photo to an overall size of 8.25 x 12.25. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered mild foxing. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

169. King Edward VII. Ink signature, “Albert Edward, President,” on an off-white slip. Suede-matted and framed with a portrait of Edward and a ticket for a January 28, 1889 benefit concert to an overall size of 9 x 15. A small hole next to title, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Thanking a jury member of Paris’s 1878 World’s Fair 170. King Edward VII. LS

signed “Albert Edward,” one page both sides, 8 x 12.5, Marlborough House letterhead, December 12, 1878. Letter to C. L. Sutherland. In part: “As the work of the Royal Commission for the Paris Universal Exhibition is now drawing to a close I wish to thank you again for the invaluable services you have been kind enough to render as a member of the International Jury.” In fine condition, with some toning to reverse of second integral page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

171. King Frederick IX. King of Denmark

from April of 1947 until his death in 1972. Vintage matte-finish 9.25 x 6.75 photo of Frederick and another man looking over a manuscript, signed in purple ink, “Frederick R 18/3 1950.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

172. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Vintage

9.25 x 12 photo of King George, Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and their children Margaret and Elizabeth, signed in the lower border in black ink, “George R. I.,” and “Elizabeth R,” and dated “May 12th, 1937.” Photo is affixed to an identical size mount. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


173. King Henry III. King of France (born

1551), the son of Henry II and Catherine de Medici, who reigned from 1574 until his assassination in 1589. Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Henry,” one page, 17 x 7, no date. Crisply-penned untranslated document, signed at the conclusion by the king and countersigned by two others. A vertical fold, a horizontal separation to blank lower right area, scattered light toning and soiling, and signature a few shades light, but still completely legible, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce 16th century land forfeiture from James I

175. King James I. King of England and Ire-

land (1566–1625) under whom the ‘Golden Age’ of Elizabethan literature and drama continued. Manuscript DS in Latin, signed “James R,” one page both sides, 8 x 12, no date. Untranslated document granting forfeited land, boldly signed at the top by the king. In very good condition, with scattered edge wear, chipping and creasing, and pencil notations to top left. Document also bears a W. C. Putnam Collection, Davenport Public Museum stamp on the reverse showing through in the lower left corner. Documents signed by this historic monarch are rarely encountered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Incredibly scarce letter from the start of the determined king’s reign, overseeing an agreement between his Treasurer and the future Lord Mayor of London—one of the finest we have offered 176. King Henry VIII. LS in Early Modern English, signed in the upper left, “Henry R,” one page, 10.25 x 8, November 22, 1512. A letter to

the Treasurer of the Chamber, Sir John Heron, extending until Easter an obligation upon the London merchants Richard Gresham and William Copland to pay 3,000 crowns at 4s 3d to the crown within 3 months, “wherfore we woll and commaunde you to see that neither they ne any of theire suerties susteigne any losse or dammage, by force of the said obligacion, for lak of noon payment of the said money tyll Ester next commyng.” Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through the third letter of the signature), and subtle overall foxing, otherwise fine condition. Serving as a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, supplying the finest textiles and luxury goods to England’s elite, Richard Gresham began doing business with King Henry at the start of his reign in 1509 and continued throughout their lives. Gresham became Sheriff of London and Middlesex in 1531, Lord Mayor in 1537, and was later elected to the parliament for the City of London. An important figure in the city, he served Henry well and was present at many notable events, including the execution of Anne Boleyn in 1536. This remarkable letter, written just three years into Henry’s 37-year reign, is one of the earliest we have offered and, in such beautiful condition, certainly one of the finest. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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177. King James II. Autograph letter [not signed], one page both sides, 6.75 x 9, October 19. Letter to the Countess of Litchfield. In part: “I came yesterday from Newmarket from whence I had written to you, but…Mr. Bromley being gone into the country, I did not know how to send my letters to you, when I came hither I was in hopes to have found you here, but that not being I would ner faile to write you.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. Intersecting folds, a few small pencil notations, and some light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Louis is forced to make a payment to a finance officer due to “robbers and criminals…who have taken several people from there prisoner and have laid waste several villages”

178. King Louis XI. King of France (born in 1423) who reigned from 1461 to 1483. Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Louis,” one page, 12.75 x 8.5, September 14, 1478. Decree to the finance officers in the land of Burgandy. In part (translated): “In consideration that by the reasons of the present wars and divisions, the office of tabellion of the castle…since the said submission and previously—been of very little profit and [since he] has not been able and is not able to collect the monies which are due him from the said office…because of the wars which have reigned heretofore in the lands of Burgandy and the robbers and criminals who take shelter in the neighborhood of said castle—ward who have taken several people from there prisoner and have laid waste several villages…discharge and remit the sum of thirty francs.” In good condition, with intersecting folds, several passing through signature, scattered toning and soiling, an old repair to a partial separation on reverse, a few small areas of paper loss, a couple pencil notations, and some light staining slightly affecting portion of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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179. King Louis XIII. King of France (born 1601) from 1610 until his death in

1643. LS in French, signed “Louis,” one page, 8.25 x 12.5, 1627. The sixteen-year old king writes to the Duke of Montbazon, a close friend of his father King Henry IV, and who was next to him in his carriage when he was stabbed to death in 1610. In part (translated): “My cousin, needing to return promptly…to put into the ships that I have had equipped and copper-plated in order to compose my navy, I send L. S. Coligny, Commissioner of my artillery, to take the couleuvrine and batardes that may be found in my city of Nantes.” Intersecting folds and subtle overall foxing, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

180. King Louis XIV. Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Louis,”

two pages, 17.5 x 9.5, 1671. Crisply penned untranslated document signed at the bottom of the first page by the King. Pages are bound together along the lower left corner by a small string and paper seal. Louis’s signature light, but still legible, several vertical folds and creases, some small pinholes of ink erosion (none affecting signature), and a uniform shade of overall toning, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

181. 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, 15.5 x 6, no date. Short untranslated document, signed at the conclusion by the King. Double-matted with two color images of Louis (including one of his execution) and a printed caption to an overall size of 20 x 16. In very good condition, with last line of text fairly light, but mostly legible, a central vertical fold, and expected light creasing and wrinkling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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182. King William I. King of Prussia and

first German Emperor who, along with Otto von Bismarck, oversaw the unification of Germany (1797–1888). LS in German, one page, 9 x 11.25, September 2, 1873. Untranslated letter to General Carl von Hessen, informing him that his aide-de-camp, Major Von Zangen, has been promoted to the rank of colonel. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Regent of France writes to the Duke of Urbino, in 1518

185. Louise of Savoy. Princess of France (1476–1531) and mother of King Francis I, she served twice as the regent of France in the early 16th century. Rare manuscript LS, with autograph subscription in French, to the Duke of Urbino, one page, 8.25 x 9.5, December, 1518. An interesting letter between heads of State, in which the Princess addresses the Duke as “Mon Cousin.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one horizontal fold passing through the signature), and scattered marks and foxing. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

183. Martin Luther King, Jr. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Best wishes, Martin Luther King,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2.5 album page. Nicely double-suede-matted and framed with a photo and plaque to an overall size of 23.5 x 18. Plaque notes that it was inscribed for Lillian Barton on July 27, 1964. In fine condition, with moderate overall silvering to the photo. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The discoverer of Neptune 184. Urbain Le Verrier. French mathematician who specialized in celestial mechanics (1811–1877) best known for his part in the discovery of Neptune. ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8, July 28, 1868. Written to a “Dear colleague” urging him to attend the session of the Scientific Association of Cherbourg. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“My engagements are just now of a peculiarly onerous character…I have within a short time refused no less than four applications to make some appearance” 186. Joseph Lister. ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 6.25, personal letterhead, May 4, 1890. Lister declines a public engagement. In full: “My engagements are just now of a peculiarly onerous character, & on that account I have within a short time refused no less than four applications to make some appearance; one of these requests to which I replied only yesterday, being of very similar nature to yours. While therefore I sincerely regret to disoblige you, I feel compelled to do so.” Double-matted and framed (so both sides of the letter may be viewed) with a portrait of Lister to an overall size of 15.5 x 11.5. In fine condition, with mild show-through from boldly penned text on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

187. Guglielmo Marconi. TLS in Italian, one page, 8.5 x 10.75, Reale Accademia d’Italia letterhead, Rome, February 14, 1934. Untranslated letter to an Italian ambassador in Tokyo. Scattered light creasing and foxing, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The most famously violent of the French Revolutionaries 188. Jean-Paul Marat. Political theorist and scientist (1743–

1793) best known for his career in France as a radical journalist and politician during the French Revolution. Rare ALS in French, signed “Marat,” one page, 5 x 7.5, April 30. Translated (in full): “We need urgently today, before eight in the evening, three thousand pamphlets. Find a way to ready them and send them here. Tomorrow I will need the rest. No delays are acceptable.” In very good condition, with block of toning over text and signature from previous display, vertical folds, a small hole under text, and some scattered light foxing. According to a contemporary note included in the lot, the letter is addressed to his printer Nicolas Feret, on April 30th 1792. It is relative to Marat’s work ‘L’ecole d‘un citoyen’ (Citizen’s School). Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Collection of 100 letters from Marie Antoinette’s mother 189. Maria Theresa. Empress of Austria (1717– 1780) and mother of Marie Antoinette. Large collection of approximately 100 official letters to Ludwig Count Zinzendorf and his brother Charles, all in German, some single-page and some multi-page. The letters, all LSs, span many years. One letter, dated December 16, 1766, reads, in part: (translated): “I have learned that the clerks of my departments have been instructed to be present at the chancellery on Sundays and non-exempted holidays, in such a way that they are frequently prevented from attending the Holy Mass and paying their devotion. As it is my policy that civil servants must by no means be detained from fulfilling their religious duties, I hereby issue the directive that from now on a rule be introduced in all my departments both in Vienna and in the country, stating that on Sundays and non-exempted holidays only one or two clerks must be present, on a rotating basis, and only after first having properly been to Holy Mass, so as that they may attend to any urgent matters that may present themselves.” In overall fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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“Where he finds mills ruined by inhabitants, he will have those same places burned down”

190. Jules Mazarin. French cleric and statesman (1601–1661)

who, through the influence of Cardinal Richelieu, became Prime Minister of France; he is best known among antiquarians as the owner of the original copy of Gutenberg’s Bible. LS in French, one page both sides, 9 x 13, July 3, 1649. Letter to a counselor of King Louis XIV. In part (translated): “I believe appropriate and even very necessary that M. le Compte d’Harcourt, being in the Limemy country, should have published in quantity handbills signed by him stating that in whatever place he passes where he finds mills ruined by inhabitants, he will have those same places burned down and will not pardon any peasant. By this means we would generate fear and we would make it easy to have the wheat ground for the subsistence of the army… pursue your efforts with the same diligence, so that with each acting on your own initiative we may have some good success in this campaign which will oblige the Limemis to make peace.” In very good condition, with scattered soiling and a small central hole affecting the text. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

191. Catherine de Medici. Queen Consort of France (born Florence, 1519) from 1547 to 1559 and mother of three French kings: Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III. Manuscript vellum DS, in French, signed “Catherine,” one page, 14.25 x 9.75, May 29, 1577. Untranslated document in French. In very good condition, with two vertical storage folds, scattered creases (a couple passing through the signature), trimmed area to lower edge, and an area of toning to the upper right. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

The Linotype inventor attempts to buy more of his company’s stock 192. Ottmar Mergenthaler. Inventor of the Linotype machine (1854–1899). Rare ALS

signed “Ott. Mergenthaler,” one page, 8.25 x 11, Ott. Mergenthaler & Co. Mechanical Engineers and Machinists letterhead, May 4, 1894. In part: “Have changed my mind about the value of Mergenthaler stock, and, having some money for investment am willing to pay #65 00/100 per share. Would take about 400 shares. If you know of any for sale you would oblige me by either buying it for me or giving the sellers my address, the former would not appear in the transaction.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Lengthy document from the Queen Regent 193. Marie de Medici. Queen consort of France (1575–1642), as the

second wife of King Henry IV of France, and a member of the wealthy and powerful House of Medici. Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Marie,” three pages both sides, 8.5 x 12, 1615. Lengthy untranslated document, nicely signed on the front of the third page by Marie as Regent. Document is also signed on the second, third, and fourth pages by several other officials including: Jean Jaquis de Mesmils, Sieur de Borsley; Isaac Arnauld, Inteddant of Finances for the Queen; Louis Dolle, member of the Queen’s Council; Jehan de Philippeaux, Secretaire de Commandements; Florent d’Argonges, Councilor of State; Gullam Marescot; Clare de Bourbon; and most importantly Nicolas Portier (who was the Seigneier de Blancmesnil, Councellor of Parliament in 1564, President of Parliament in Paris 1585, deputed by Henry IV, Chancellor of France under Marie and a member of Queen’s Council for many years). Document is bound together by a pin in the lower left corner with the reverse of the last page affixed to a 12.5 x 15 off-white sheet, with some notations regarding the signers printed along the left border. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, light edge wear and toning, some scattered soiling, a small tear to left edge of second page, and a light pencil notation to top of first page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

194. Thomas Mifflin. Signer of the US Constitution from Pennsylvania (1744–1800) and first governor of that state. Partly-printed DS, signed “Tho. Mifflin,” one page, 15.75 x 12.5, September 7, 1792. Mifflin, as governor of Pennsylvania, appoints Peter Lohra “a Notary Public residing in the County of Philadelphia.” Signed in the large left border by Mifflin. A three-page manuscript document is attached to the reverse, signed by Lohra as a notary public. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a few small fold separations, scattered soiling, and a couple of edge chips. The embossed eight-point paper seal is worn, but mostly intact. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

195. John Muir. Partial autograph manuscript, in ink and pencil, one page, 8 x 12.25, part of a

page from Muir’s working draft of The Mountains of California. Numbered “7,” In the upper right, Muir writes, in full: “In the strictly Alpine forests there is but little of that sublime wind-waving as characteristic of those of the lower zones. The burly Junipers about as thick as they are high some of them eight or ten feet in diameter are [sic].” Inverting the page, Muir then works on Chapter 9, The Douglas Squirrel, numbering it “3.” In full, first describing a thrush reacting to his singing and whistling: “In the air within 8 or 10 feet of my head sustaining himself in the air for a few seconds like a hummingbird—then light on the nearest branch. Never have I ever spoken or played to a more interesting audience no human audiences could be more attentive. My performance had now lasted half an hour or more. & after whistling Over the Water to Charlie Yankee Dood not one listened more patiently attentively than my first Sq[uirrel] but the moment I began Old 100 he screamed his Ind[ian] name Pil[lillooeet] & darted out of sight in ludicrous haste seeming to say I’ll be ___ if you listen as if he would be d—d if he would hear so solemn–unforest-like.” Several horizontal folds, a few creases, and some scattered toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Thanking an artist for his letters and “the book mark so characteristic of the Puget Sound scenery” 196. John Muir. ALS, one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, February 26, 1908. Letter to artist David Pell Secor. In full: “I thank you very much for your letters & book mark. My card was not a reply to your first letter. The card was sent several days before the arrival of the letter. Anyhow I was glad to hear from you & the book mark so characteristic of the Puget Sound scenery I shall use with very pleasant remembrances & with best wishes I am ever Faithfully Yours.” In fine condition, with some mild toning along bottom edge and mounting remnants to reverse of second integral page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

198. Pedro II of Brazil. Popular and

much admired emperor of Brazil who ruled for nearly sixty years (1825–1891). Original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Pedro seated in an ornate chair, signed in the lower border in black ink, “D. Pedro d’Alcantara, New York, July 6, 1876.” Published by Houseworth of San Francisco, bearing an 1876 copyright notice to the lower border. A few unobtrusive creases and trivial soiling to possibly trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

199. J. C. Penney.

Vintage matte-finish 10 x 13.25 photo, housed in its original 13.25 x 17.5 mat, signed and inscribed on the mat in blue ballpoint “To Ted Yoder, Best wishes, Sincerely, J. C. Penney.” Framed to an overall size of 15 x 19. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

197. Carrie A. Nation. Tem-

perance agitator (1846–1911) known for smashing saloons with a hatchet. ALS signed “Carrie A. Nation,” one page, 6.5 x 8.5, March 17, 1907. Letter to a gentleman reads, in full: “I leave Boston tonight for Washington. As soon as you get this call at 217 D St NW. I will be there only a day or so.” Intersecting folds, a couple passing through signature, as well as a few fold separations, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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200. Pope Francis. Color satin-

finish 5.75 x 8.25 photo of Pope Francis as a cardinal, signed in black felt tip, adding “Archbishop of Buenos Aires,” beneath his signature in German. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a photo from the time of signing. Consignor notes that this was signed at a reunion of cardinals in Rome during 2012. According to our sources, Pope Francis has not been answering through-the-mail autograph requests, creating the potential for his to be one of the rarest modern pope autographs. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


The Cardinal who defied Henry VIII 201. Reginald Pole. English cardinal of the Catholic Church (1500–1558) and the last

papal Archbishop of Canterbury. Very rare LS in Italian, one page, 8.5 x 11.25, Rome, January 21, 1557. Letter to Cardinal Santangelo demanding that Francesco Vannuccio be named governor of Ascoli instead of Ancona, and praising his qualities, among which his having well served the family of his correspondent. Reverse of second integral page bears two docketing notations and wax seal remnant. Intersecting folds, some scattered light creasing and toning, and reinforcement along hinge, otherwise fine condition. While in Rome in the early 1530s, Pole resisted his cousin Henry VIII’s pressure to validate his divorce with Catherine of Aragon. When the incensed king had his brother and mother imprisoned and later executed in 1536, Pole again defied him, causing Henry to unsuccessfully plot the murder of his cousin in Italy. Twenty years later, under Henry’s daughter Mary’s reign, Pole was made Archbishop of Canterbury, and it is in this position that he signed this letter, less than two years before his own death. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

The future pope writes from the Vatican 202. Pope Benedict XVI. ALS in German, signed “Joseph Card Ratzinger,” one page, 3.75

x 7, May 9, 1984. Neatly penned letter to “Mrs. Gerb,” written at the conclusion of a longer letter from his sister Maria. Translated in full: “I also wanted to tell you a thank you from god for your wonderful Easter parcel, which has been waiting for us upon our return. It was again—like at Christmas—endowed and packaged with so much care and thoughtfulness, that we felt happiness within our hearts. I hope I will be able to see you at the day of Catholicism at the archiepiscopal house.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, with a Vatican postage stamp and cancellation. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

203. Queen Anne. Queen of England (born 1665), the last British monarch in the Stuart dynasty, who reigned from 1702 until her death in 1714. Among the most notable events of her reign was the passage of the Act of Union in 1707, which resulted in the creation of Great Britain from the union of England and Scotland. Manuscript DS, signed “Anne R,” one page, 7.75 x 12, January 18, 1703. Document issued to one of her colonels of the Regiment of Foot. In part: “These are to authorize you bye Beat of Drumm or otherwise to Raise so many voluntiers as shall be wanting to recruit and fill up the respective Companys of our Regiment of Foot under your command for our Service.” Signed along the top by the Queen. Matted with a printed biography and a color image of Anne to an overall size of 20 x 16. Intesecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, some light mirroring of ink along top, and some light wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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204. George Pullman. American in-

ventor and industrialist (1831–1897) best known for developing the first successful railroad sleeping car. TLS signed “Geo M. Pullman,” one page, 5 x 7.75, Pullman’s Palace Car Co. letterhead, January 2, 1886. Letter to a railroad president. In part: “I have the pleasure in acknowledging the receipt of your favor of the 1st inst, enclosing a pass over your lines for the current year in the name of myself and family.” In fine condition, with a bit of mild wrinkling and a mild shade of overall toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

205. Queen Alexandra. Queen Con-

sort to Edward VII of England (1844–1925) and mother of George V. ALS signed “Alexandra,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Marlborough House letterhead, August 19, 1888. In part: “So many thanks for so kindly getting me the music & the book…Here is my promised photo. Will you…send me some news.” Double-cloth-matted and framed with a color copy of the first page of the letter and a portrait of the Queen to an overall size of 18.5 x 23.5. Some scattered light toning and mild show-through from writing on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

207. Queen Elizabeth II. Large

fountain pen signature, “Elizabeth R, 4th August 1975,” on an offwhite 7 x 2.75 sheet. Attractively triple-cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of Elizabeth to an overall size of 14.5 x 21. In fine condition, with two circular areas of show-through from adhesive to reverse (in no way affecting the signature). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Distinguished portrait of the discoverer of the noble gases tish chemist (1852–1916) who discovered the noble gases and won the 1904 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Vintage matte-finish 4.5 x 6.5 headand-shoulders photo by Elliott and Fry, affixed to an 8.5 x 11.5 mount, signed in the lower border of the photo in black ink, “Yours sincerely, William Ramsey.” In fine condition, with a light diagonal crease to background. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

206. Queen Marie. Queen of France (1703–1768), wife of Louis XV

and grandmother of Louis XVI, Louis XVIII and Charles X. Referred to as Marie Leczinska, she was the longest-serving queen consort of France. Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Marie,” one page, 22 x 14, April 19, 1766. Untranslated document signed at the conclusion by the Queen, and countersigned at the bottom by one other. Intersecting folds, scattered foxing to edges, and two small diagonal cuts that once probably held a seal, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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208. William Ramsay. Scot-


“We forbid very expressly to all men of war, either on horseback or on foot, to lodge there, take, forage or carry away anything” 209. Cardinal Richelieu. French cardinal and statesman (1585–1642) who served as chief minister from 1624 until his death, widely considered the world’s first prime minister. LS in French, signed “le Card de Richelieu,” one page, 8.25 x 11.5, June 20, 1630. Letter to “Monsieur Desizana.” In part (translated): “Exempt from all lodgings and counsel of men of war, the houses and goods of the lady of Bassi…we forbid very expressly to all men of war, either on horseback or on foot, to lodge there, take, forage or carry away anything, nor even make any obstacle to her servants and other personnel whom she will send to her houses, either in going or in coming, which houses and goods we have put under the protection and safeguard of the King and of ourself.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (central vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), light foxing and soiling, a few small edge tears and tack holes to top, and bottom edge apparently slightly trimmed. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely rare Standard Oil check—the first we have offered 210. John D. Rockefeller. The Standard Oil Co. business check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Rockefeller, “J. D. Rockefeller,” payable to Wetherbee and Fuller for $780, May 1, 1883. Check bears a twocent revenue stamp affixed to the left side. In fine condition, with expected bank and cancellation holes (one stamp affecting the last few letters of his signature). Rockefeller signed this check at an especially meaningful time in the company’s history, as just one year earlier he had formed the trust that allowed Standard Oil to control other companies in the industry—eventually, Standard gained control of nearly 90 percent of the country’s oil production. A fantastic Rockefeller item as it is associated with his business and finances. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

211. Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild. British banker and politi-

cian (1840–1915), the 1st Baron Rothschild, from the international Rothschild financial dynasty. ALS signed “Rothschild,” one page both sides, 4.25 x 7, July 3, 1889. Letter to “Suffolk,” Henry Howard, 17th Earl of Suffolk. In full: “I enclose a letter from Mr. Grove the editor & proprietor of the New Review. The letter speaks for itself. I do not know if you care to write about the Turf if so I can safely say that an article in the New Review will be read by a great many people.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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212. Rudolf and Stephanie. Rudolf (1858–1889), son and heir of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, who died at the age of 30, together with his mistress, under mysterious circumstances most often explained as a suicide, bringing an effective end to the Habsburg dynasty. In 1881, Rudolf married Stephanie, daughter of King Leopold II of Belgium. Scarce 3.75 x 4.5 albumen photo of the young couple, signed in ink “Stephanie” and “Rudolf.” Framed to an overall size of 5.5 x 6.25. In very good condition, with irregular adhesion to Stephanie’s signature (somewhat affecting legibility; very slightly affecting a few letters of Rudolf’s signature). Rudolf’s signature is otherwise clear and bold. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

After his return from his first Antarctic expedition, Shackleton inscribes for a Swedish geologist

215. Ernest Shackleton. Legendary explorer (1874–1922), who

became a national hero in 1909 after nearly reaching the Sout Pole; he was knighted the same year. In 1915, during another expedition, his ship, Endurance, was crushed in the polar ice, and he and five others made a perilous journey of 1300 miles to bring relief for the crew. Shackleton died at South Georgia during a fourth expedition in 1922. Vintage matte-finish 4 x 6 Eneret photo of Shackleton in a threepiece suit, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Professor Gunnar Andersson, in remembrance from E. H. Shackleton Oct. 13th 1909.” Photo is fixed to an identical size mount. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered trivial soiling. Earlier in 1909, Shackleton returned from the Nimrod Expedition, the first led by him. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Immediately prior to a 1917 diplomatic trip to South America, the Arctic explorer uses his influence to secure Peruvian natural resources for Britain 216. Ernest Shackleton. ALS, three pages on two

adjoining sheets, 4 x 6, Marlborough Club letterhead, October 16, 1917. Letter to Sir Albert Stanley. In full: “I have asked Mr. Chance to see you regarding some information he has about nitrate of potash deposits in Peru. I told Mr. Chance that in the course of my work I would look into this matter as it may be an opportunity for getting this made with British hands. Mr. Chance is connected with allied industries which have some arrangement with our Government. I herewith introduce Mr. K. Chance.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope, addressed by Shackleton, “The Right Hon Sir Albert Stanley M.P., President Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens,” which was personally delivered to Stanley by Chance. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exceptional ink signature of the legendary Lakota Sioux leader, while held as a prisoner of war at Fort Randall, with a 100 year old letter of provenance 217. Sitting Bull. Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man (circa 1831–1890) known for his steadfast opposition to the intrusion of the US government into Sioux lands. Fleeing to Canada following the Battle of Little Big Horn, he later returned to the US and toured with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Fearing his growing influence, government agents fatally shot him during an arrest attempt at Standing Rock Agency on December 15, 1890. Extremely rare ink signature, “Sitting Bull,” on the reverse of an off-white 4.5 x 2.75 Randall House card. Accompanied by a handwritten letter of provenance from C. D. Pease explaining how he acquired the autograph, one page, both sides, 10 x 3, no date, but the envelope is postmarked June 14, 1912. Letter reads, in part (with grammar and spelling retained): “I am enclosing you a Card of the Randall House South Dakota & on the back of it is Old Sitting Bull (Indians) own signature written by him. My wife’s Bro was clerk in the fort at Randall at the time Sitting Bull was a prisoner there. & he learned Sittingbull to write his name. he always wrote it in this same style. I have had it 28 years. I did have Sittingbull’s Pipe & Tobacco pouch but some on[e] has gobbled them from me.” The signature and the letter are triple-cloth-matted and framed with the original mailing envelope and a portrait of Sitting Bull in an ornate headdress, to an overall size of 21.75 x 27.25. In fine condition, with a small circular stain to upper blank area and a bit of scattered light soiling, not at all affecting the boldness or legibility of the 3.5˝ long signature. The frame is chipped and the backing is in need of some repair. Also included is a Sherwoods Spirit of America tag, one of America’s leading specialists in Native American artifacts and historic Americana. After Sitting Bull surrendered to federal forces at Fort Buford, he became a living representation of the Indian resistance. During his two years in captivity at Fort Randall, he achieved celebrity status as tourists and newspaper reporters flocked to see him. Arguably one of the most sought-after of all Western and Native American signatures. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) | 69


Rare legal document signed by the jailer and a soldier in the Carthage Greys who failed to protect Mormon leader Joseph Smith 218. Joseph Smith. Manuscript DS, signed “Alexander Caldwell and G. W. Stigall,” one page, 7 x 4, April 20, 1839. Legal document reads, in full: “We hereby agree that the suit now pending between us in the Hancock Circuit Court shall be dismissed at the Costs of defendant Stigall.” Docketed on the reverse, “A. Caldwell / vs / Geo W Stigall / Agreement to dis / miss suit / Filed April 20th 1839 / W Williams clk / pr S Otho Williams / DC,” all in the handwriting of Deputy Clerk Samuel Otho Williams. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The future Justice purchases a slave and her child 219. Supreme Court: John McLean. Politician and statesman (1785–1861) who

served as Postmaster General and an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court. Manuscript DS, signed “John McLean,” one page, 8 x 10, August 1, 1823. Agreement between McLean and B. B. Beall for the sale of “a Color’d woman named Jane Hawkins aged twenty two years with her youngest Child…. She the said Jame [sic] to be immansipated [sic] at the expiration of seven years from this date & The child at twenty seven years of age. The condition of the above contract is such that when ever the aforesaid Sum of One hundred and Fifty Dollars current money of the U.S. is returnd to him the sd. John McLean or his administrators or assigns at any period within seven years from this date, then the above bargain or contract shall be null & void.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

220. Charles L. Tiffany. Founder of the great New York–based retail and design opera-

tion (1812–1902) that became legendary for its spectacular jewelry and decorative wares in metal, glass, and other materials. ALS signed “C. L. Tiffany,” one page, 5 x 7.5, Tiffany & Co. letterhead, March 10, 1881. In full: “I am in receipt of your favor of the 8th inst together with the mortgage returned duly recorded. I send enclosed one & 75/100 dollars, for expense incurred for me.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 8 x 10.5. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a small area of paper loss along right edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Outstandingly rare certificate signed by the Titanic’s captain on the rise from the helm of the SS Britannic 221. Titanic: Edward J. Smith. English naval officer (1850–1912) in command of the RMS Titanic, and one of the 1502 who died when the ship sank. Very rare DS, signed “E. J. Smith,” one page, 7.75 x 6, March 1, 1895. A certificate of discharge issued to F. G. Raddish a second mate aboard the S.S. Britannic. Document states Raddish served aboard the vessel from February 6–March 1, 1895, and was discharged in Liverpool. Printed near the bottom is a certification statement which reads, “I certify that the above particulars are correct and that the above named Seaman was discharged accordingly, and that the character described hereon is a true copy of the Report concerning the said Seaman.” Signed at the conclusion of the statement by Smith as the vessel’s master, and countersigned by a shipping representative. Discharge also bears two “V.G.” stamps in areas for character of conduct and ability, as well as an office stamp. Light central horizontal and vertical folds, and some light adhesive remnants to left edge, otherwise fine condition.

Joining the White Star Line in March of 1880, Edward Smith quickly rose in status, receiving his first command of a passenger vessel just seven years later. Earning his Extra Master’s Certificate, joining the Royal Navy Reserve, and developing a remarkable rapport with the line’s elite passengers, many of whom would only travel under his care, he earned the nickname ‘Millionaires’ Captain,’ a title that would help decide his future assignments. Stepping on board the SS Britannic for the first time in 1884 and returning to command it several times throughout his career—including most of 1891–1895—Smith came to know the waters between the UK and New York like the back of his hand. His success on the Britannic helped him secure future commands of the newest and most impressive ships—the Baltic, the Adriatic, the Olympic, and finally, the Titanic. An incredibly rare document—only the second we have offered—signed by the Captain as his career steadily climbed. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Incredibly scarce quadruple-signed legal document penned entirely in Travis’s hand 223. William Barret Travis. Lawyer and soldier (1809–1836). He grew up in South Carolina and Alabama, studied law privately, and was admitted to the bar before he turned 20. Migrating to Texas in the early 1830s, he became active in the movement agitating for independence from Mexico. In 1835 he led a small band of Texans in open revolt; in early 1836 Mexican forces besieged his little command inside the Alamo fortress. The Alamo fell on March 6, 1836, and all its defenders, including Travis, were killed. ADS, signed “W. Barret Travis,” once, “W. B. Travis,” twice as a witness, and “W. B. Travis,” once in the text, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 13, January 15, 1835. In part: “To the Honorable George Ewing Judge of the 1st instance of the Jurisdiction of Austin, the petition of Olivia Ellis, widow of Richard Graves, most respectfully represents That Jerome Graves, eleven years old & Ezekiel Graves eight years old, the children of your petitioner & of Richard Graves deceased are without their…guardians, in consequence of…Jesse Thompson, their late tutor—their property is liable to waste and damage unless a tutor or tutors are appointed to 72 | July 17, 2013 | NOTABLES

take charge of the persons & property of said minors…your petitioners… recommend Isham Thompson as a suitable person.” Professionally de-acidified and in good condition, with folds professionally repaired and strengthened, moderate irregular toning affecting appearance, small areas of paper loss, and light wrinkling. After a series of clashes with the authorities in Anahuac, Travis decided to uproot his newly established legal firm and relocate to San Felipe de Austin, the legal and political center of the colony. This document, petitioning the court to appoint Isham Thompson, a private at San Jacinto in Captain Walker’s Volunteer Guards, as tutor for the children of Richard Graves, is a prime piece of the soon-to-be legendary Alamo commander’s daily life there. Also signed by George Huff, one of the Old Three Hundred, this extraordinary document holds four instances—in two variations—of the hard-to-find and highly desirable autograph. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)


Substantial early American archive, highlighted by a war-dated Benedict Arnold letter 224. Waterman Collection. Archive of the papers of Asa Waterman, including a Revolutionary War-dated letter from Benedict Arnold. Archive consists of 47 total items, ranging in date from 1774 up to 1789, including letters addressed to Waterman, retained draft letters by Waterman, and other receipts, documents, and related papers. The one page letter from Arnold, signed “Bt Arnold, Bt Genl,” 6.5 x 8, dated “Swanzey, March 20, 1777,” has substantial paper loss to the middle affecting portions of the text, and reads, in part: “You are hereby ordered to make strict Inquiry, & Search for Wt. India Rum, Spirits, & Molasses in the State of Massachusetts Bay, or Rhode Island, & apply to Such persons as you find have such…on hand, and Purchase one hundred…Rum, & Spirits…to sell the same for the…Army, you are to make such…sure they are deposited…forbid them from being removed & make immediate return to me of the same…this shall be your sufficient warrant.” Arnold’s signature remains quite bold. Other letters to Waterman are from Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., Jeremiah Olney, Samuel Chace, C. Whipple, Joseph Baker, Paul Allen, Samuel Woodbridge, and Charles Leffingwell, who writes of trouble with his apprentice, “Foolish boy for running away. He had received his flogging, was only ty’d for a little impudent saucy expressions. He must come home & work faithfully in the copper shop & learn his trade. That is best for him & that is most advantageous for me.” Letters concern procurement of various provisions and settlements of accounts. Draft letters from Waterman to various recipients include Horatio Gates, Joseph Baker, Peter Colt (2), John Waldron, Captain Amasa Keyes, John Hall (concerning kegs of sturgeon for Gates), and Moses Brown. One letter to Colonel Henry Champion concerns beef for the forthcoming siege of Newport. In part: “I had no order to do it until this intended expedition…I was ordered to do it by Maj. Genl. Sullivan on application to him by Count Destaing.” Another letter to Captain Keyes concerns a privateering investment gone bad. In part: “Our small boat is haul’d up as she rec’d sum damage on her last unsucksessful cruze. Sum of the owners have sold out. She now belongs to Mr. Joseph Cooke, Silvenus Jenckes, you & myselfe. The owners think best to sell her for the most she will fetch.” Remainder of the archive consists of various financial and shipping documents, several concerning the Brig Fanny of Port-au-Prince, the boarding of horses, various supply requests, and Waterman’s trade with Haiti. In overall fair to fine condition, with varying degrees of paper loss to many of the letters and documents, as well as scattered toning and dampstaining, and usual folds and handling wear. A fascinating archive that demonstrates the great importance of trade in sustaining troops during the Revolutionary War. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Rare document from the inventor of the battery 225. Alessandro Volta. Italian physicist (1745–1827) best known for his epochal investigations into the nature and uses of electricity, leading him to invent the battery. The unit denoting the potential difference or electromotive force was named the volt in his honor. Partly-printed DS, in Italian, one page, 7.5 x 11.25, July 19, 1791. A receipt for Volta’s brother fees as a university professor. Intersecting folds and a couple small tears to the top edge, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

One of the most influential figures in human history 226. James Watt. British engineer (1736–1819) who

developed an efficient steam engine which was a universal source of power and provided one of the most essential technological components of the early industrial revolution. The unit of power known as a ‘watt’ was named after him. ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 7.25, February 3, 1813. Letter to Thomas Britten. In his challenging handwriting, Watt writes regarding the estate of a man named Field; he explains that some family members are in England, others are in India, and that he will arrange to pay off the note. Light show-through from writing to opposing sides, and two areas of paper loss to the adjoining address panel page, otherwise fine condition. In making the Industrial Revolution possible, Watt’s developments altered the economies of continents and brought about tremendous social change. Watt autographic material is exceptionally desirable and rarely comes to market. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

228. Ludwig Wittgenstein. Highly influential Austrian-

British philosopher (1889–1951) whose primary interests included logic, mathematics, and language. ALS in German, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 6.5 x 9, no date. Letter to Barbara (Betty) Gaun, housekeeper to the Wittgenstein family from around 1912 until the dissolving of the household at the Argentinierstrasse Palace (1951), giving detailed instructions to send him some clothing and a two-volume Danish-German dictionary. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, scattered light and soiling, and moderate overall wrinkling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“The deadly poison of Hitlerism has spread far and wide. The propaganda that this is a ‘Jewish War’ is met not by counter-propaganda, but by a conspiracy of silence regarding the Jewish problem” 229. Chaim Weizmann. Jewish chemist and statesman (1874– 1952) who helped secure the Balfour Declaration of 1917, served as President of the World Zionist Organization, and became the first President of Israel. Archive of eight items consisting of seven letters in English and Hebrew (including one ALS), and one typed proclamation, five signed and one hand-notated, dating from 1914 to 1951, totaling 20 pages on 19 sheets. The correspondence, rich in content, is written to extremely notable figures and includes thoughts of Europe after World War I, the settlement of Jews in Palestine, and secret questions about the congress of Zionists and about the “advancement of our aims in Palestine.” Two letters to Israel Zangwill are unsigned: one is a retained carbon copy and one is a two-page TLS bearing a stamped signature. The six-page letter to Smuts is unsigned, but heavily notated in Weizmann’s hand. In overall very good to fine condition. Included among these are: Two TLSs to Israel Zangwill with outstanding Zionist content, signed “Ch. Weizmann,” each two pages, dated 1914. First, in part: “So far nothing has happened in Russia to ameliorate in the least degree the situation of the Jews, but on the contrary, the laws against us are handled with the greatest possible severity and no relaxation whatsoever…The moral and material distress is beyond description…at the present historical moment, through which the civilized world is passing, we may hope that the powers, which are going to alter the map of Europe, will find time to consider the fate of 13 millions of Jews, who, no doubt represent a small nation, which has given to the world as much as any other nation.” Second, in part: “The Palestinian problem…is worthy of consideration, and I would like to emphasize the point, that a settlement of a comparatively small number of Jews—I spoke then of a million—which may be established in Palestine in the course of the next 30 or 40 years.” Short ALS, written and signed in Hebrew, one page, January 30, 1918, to Moshe Sharett, in part: “The times are rough my friend, Moshe, but good times are few and valuable. It seems as if blowing a great horn loud and clear is needed, and only then, maybe, the walls of Jericho will collapse.” TLS signed by Weizmann and Selig Brodetsky, one page both sides, October 23, 1941, in part: “Our efforts and achievements in Palestine… provide the only lasting solution of the Jewish problem…bring before the British public opinion, as well as before the Jews of this country, the urgency of the Jewish problem and the important part which Palestine can play in its solution through large-scale immigration and colonisation under suitable political conditions.” Heavily-notated typed letter to Field Marshall Jan Christian Smuts, six pages, February 2, 1943, in part: “Unconsciously, perhaps, the American public, and even certain quarters in Washington, have been affected by the anti-Semitic virus. The deadly poison of Hitlerism has spread

far and wide. The propaganda that this is a ‘Jewish War’ is met not by counter-propaganda, but by a conspiracy of silence regarding the Jewish problem. Whereas the Nazi leaders remember us in every one of their blatant utterances, conversely, the leaders of the democracies, with rare exceptions, try to forget our existence. Often I am overcome by the terrible feeling that so far as the Jews are concerned, the Hitlerites have won the war.” Typed proclamation, signed in Hebrew as president, dated August 20, 1951, issued for “a special session of the 23rd Zionist Congress for the Jews National Fund (the KKL) Jubilee,” reads, in part (translated): “The KKL is a unique institution in our revival movement of the people and country. A tool of redemption for both the land and the man, an impetus to return land for a nation which is in lack of land and to return to the land the man who works it and revives it with labour, an institution that returned to our young, the Pioneers of Zion and sons, the feeling of whole Hebrew people, with upright bearing and self confident, for their legs are standing on their land.” Spanning Weizmann’s involvement in the Zionist movement in near entirety, this incredible archive is both autographically rare and historically important. Contained within are the three earliest Weizmann letters we have ever offered, and letters with direct Zionist content are a highly sought after scarcity and the most desirable of any Weizmann autographic material. In the first letter, written just months after the beginning of World War I, Weizmann references the Russian occupation of Eastern Galicia, an Austrian province with a 13% Jewish population—suspecting that they were loyal to Austria, harsh laws were imposed against the Jewish community, ranging from censorship to imprisonment to deportation. The subsequent letters outline Weizmann’s innermost thoughts on establishing a Jewish state and his efforts to do so—a lifelong effort which came to fruition in 1948. A truly amazing archive of the utmost historical importance. RR Auction COA.…(MB $750) | 75


230. Spiro Agnew MB $100

231. Anne de Montmorency

232. Warren Avis

233. Samuel W. Baker

234. Christiaan Barnard

235. Joseph Bonanno

236. Richard Branson

237. Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza

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238. British Notables

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239. British Prime Ministers

240. William Jennings Bryan

241. Warren Buffett

242. John Burroughs

243. Richard E. Byrd

244. Richard E. Byrd

245. George Canning

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246. Andrew Card

247. Neville Chamberlain

248. Harry Chandler

249. Chiang Kai-Shek

250. Chris Christie

251. Georges Clemenceau

252. Jean-Baptiste Colbert

253. Schuyler Colfax

254. Jacques Cousteau

255. Walter Cronkite MB $100

256. Cuba: Fulgencio Batista

257. Cuba: Jose Miguel Gomez

259. Cuba: Alfredo Zayas

260. Humphry Davy

261. John DeLorean

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258. Cuba: Carlos Mendieta MB $100

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262. Porfirio Diaz

263. DNA: Watson and Crick

264. DNA: Watson and Crick

265. DNA: James D. Watson

266. DNA: James D. Watson

267. Thomas Dongan

268. Zora Duntov

269. Charles E. Duryea

270. Abba Eban

271. Robert Ettinger

272. Foreign Notables

273. Joseph Fouche

274. Francisco Franco

275. Milton Friedman

276. John Kenneth Galbraith

277. Ernest and Julio Gallo

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278. Carlo Gambino

279. Elbert Henry Gary

280. J. Paul Getty

281. Jane Goodall

282. James Augustus Grant

283. Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick

284. Oliver Hill

285. Edmund Hillary

286. Edmund Hillary

287. Edmund Hillary MB $100

288. Alexander von Humboldt

289. Ted Kennedy

291. Ferdinand de Lesseps

292. Claude Levi-Strauss

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290. Alice Keppel MB $100

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293. Gaston Maspero MB $100

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294. Mayo Brothers

295. William Mayo

296. John McCain

297. Margaret Mead

298. Lise Meitner

299. Andrew Mellon

300. Mother Teresa

301. Elijah Muhammad

302. Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emanuele III

303. Vittorio Orlando

304. Frederick Pabst

306. Linus Pauling

307. Linus Pauling

308. George Peabody

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310. Juan Peron

311. William A. Pinkerton

312. Henry Ringling

313. John Ringling

314. Marco Rubio

315. Earl of Salisbury

316. Jonas Salk

317. Jessica Savitch

318. Arnold Schwarzenegger

319. Albert Schweitzer

320. Glenn Seaborg MB $100

321. Senators and Diplomats

322. Alfred E. Smith

323. Supreme Court

324. Supreme Court: Charles Evans Hughes

325. Supreme Court: Samuel Nelson

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326. Supreme Court: Antonin Scalia

327. Margaret Thatcher

328. Margaret Thatcher

329. Margaret Thatcher

330. Margaret Thatcher

331. Margaret Thatcher

332. Titanic: Millvina Dean

333. Titanic: Louise Pope

334. Josip Tito

335. Frederick Treves

336. Donald Trump

337. Desmond Tutu

339. Watergate: Woodward & Bernstein

340. Walter Winchell

341. Steve Wozniak

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338. Gianni and Donatella Versace MB $150

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military Fort Sumter’s defender appoints a Kentucky Cavalry officer

342. Robert Anderson. Union general (1805–1871) who commanded three United States forts: Castle Pinckney, Fort Moultrie, and Fort Sumter. In the face of South Carolina’s imminent secession, Anderson refused a formal demand for his surrender and in the early morning hours of April 12, 1861, Fort Sumter was bombarded, and the Civil War began. Partly-printed DS, one page, 7.5 x 9.75, September 23, 1861. An appointment for J. B. Alexander. In part, “Sir, by virtue of authroity in me vested by the President of the United States, I hereby appoint you 1st Liutenant of the 1st Regiment of Kentucky Calvary volunteers.” Signed at the conclusion by Anderson as brigadier general commanding. Document also bears a docketing notation to lower left. Diagonal creases to three corners, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

343. Daniel Butterfield. ALS signed “Danl Butterfield,” four pages on two adjoining sheets,

4.25 x 7, Cragside letterhead, September 27, 1890. Letter to former comrade Colonel John P. Nicholson, who was in charge of arrangements for a grand celebration honoring the return of the Count de Paris to America. Nicholson had changed the original date of the banquet without the Count’s knowledge. In part: “I very much regret your good people could not have made your reception the 7th being the date the Count telegraphed that he would accept it, instead of the 6th which as you are quite aware he has not so far as I know assented to…You must positively not hold me responsible in any way as committing the Count to the 6th. Please do not make any error upon this point. This must be clearly understood as I take it…So long as you relieve me from having any authority pledge or promise for the 6th except the conditional one of trying to get his assent by cable…The situation is a delicate & important one where I must not be held responsible. There are parties here certain to be disappointed.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds and second page inlaid to a slightly larger sheet. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

The Gettysburg hero helps expand Maine’s reach, authorizing further construction on the European and North American Railroad 344. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.

Manuscript DS, signed “J. L. Chamberlain,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 10 x 15, May 3, 1868. Document granting the European and North American Railroad permission to build. In part: “I Joshua L. Chamberlain, Governor of the State of Maine…in consideration of one dollar paid by said railway company…do hereby transfer and convey to said European and North American Railway Company all the timber and land belonging to said State situated upon the waters of the Penobscot and Saint John Rivers, to be used by said Company to aid in the construction of its contemplated line of railway.’” Signed at the conclusion by Chamberlain and countersigned twice by William Frye as his secretary of state. Document goes on to list the ranges and boundaries included in the agreement. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, uniform toning, and scattered light soiling to docketing panels on reverse of second page. Officially incorporated in the state of Maine in 1850, it took nearly fifteen years before construction finally began on the European and North American Railway. Initially intended to link Portland with an Atlantic port in Nova Scotia, offering quick connection with ships from Europe, the charter was revised to run from Bangor to Vanceboro, just opposite St. Croix, New Brunswick. The first section opened in 1868, the second the following year, and the final leg in October of 1871, celebrated with a ceremony attended by President U. S. Grant and Canadian leader Lord Lisgar. Signed by Chamberlain, the state’s adored military-hero-turned-governor, during the second of his four terms in office, this is a wonderful item in the development of Maine and the growing US rail network. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 83


345. Wade Hampton. Confederate

military officer and politician (1818–1902) who replaced J. E. B. Stuart as Lee’s Chief of Cavalry following Stuart’s death on the battlefield. Hampton later served as governor and senator from South Carolina. ALS, one page, 5 x 8, Department of the Interior letterhead, March 8, 1894. Brief letter to Douglas Thomas. In full: “I requested my daughter to send another bottle of wine to you sometime since; did you receive it?” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

347. Douglas MacArthur. Out-

standing vintage matte-finish 6.75 x 9 photo of MacArthur in uniform, signed in fountain pen. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 20. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

348. Douglas M a c A r t h u r.

Original 1942 Japanese government-issued Philippine Peso banknote, neatly signed on the reverse in fountain pen, “Douglas MacArthur.” In fine condition, with three small pieces of toned tape affixed to the obverse (not affecting the appearance of the signed side). An uncommon and especially interesting format, as these were often used as propaganda leaflets by Allied forces, who printed messages on them and dropped them over occupied areas. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

The former Confederate commander’s final portrait 346. Robert E. Lee. Original 2.5 x 4.25 carte-de-visite photo of an elderly Lee in a jacket and tie, imprinted on the lower edge, “Boude & Miley, Lexington, Va.,” signed below the image in black ink, “R. E. Lee.” In very good condition, with several creases, clipped top left corner tip, some fading to image, mounting remnant to reverse top edge, a small tear coming in from the left edge, and some scattered light soiling. Lee’s signature remains very crisp and pronounced. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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349. Douglas M a c A r t h u r.

FDC, 6.5 x 4.5, one of MacArthur’s General Headquarters South Pacific Area envelopes, with all seven “Victory” overprinted stamps postmarked, “Manila Post Office, Apr. 16 1945, First Day Cover,” signed in the upper left in fountain pen, “Douglas MacArthur,” and also signed by his wife Jean. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Iconic image of MacArthur fulfilling his promise to return to the Phillipines 350. Douglas MacArthur. Vintage glossy 9 x 7 photo of MacArthur coming ashore on the island of Leyte in the Phillipines, signed vertically in fountain pen. Some scattered light surface marks and light irregular ink adhesion to portions of signature, as well as a few letters a shade or two light, and some mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exceptional 1929 military collection, highlighted by MacArthur, Togo, Pershing and Mitchell

351.

Military.

Softcover autograph book, 4 x 6.25, signed inside on individual pages or affixed slips in ink by 34 notable military officers, predominately circa 1929. Signers are: Heihachiro Togo, Douglas MacArthur, Billy Mitchell, John J. Pershing, Alvin C. York, Smedley Butler, Peyton C. March, Charles Pelot Summerall, Albert Taylor Goodwyn, Samuel Shelburne Robison, William Ruthven Smith, Robert Lee Bullard, Tasker Howard Bliss, Wendell Cushing Neville, John A. Lejeune, James G. Harbord, Hunter Liggett, Edgar Jadwin, Charles E. Rosendahl, James E. Fechet, Charles Frederick Hughes, U. S. Grant, Jr., William S. Sims, W. S. Benton, Thomas Pickett Magruder, Henry T. Mayo, William A. Moffett, Joseph M. Reeves, Philippe Petain, Joseph Joffre, Francis P. Duffy, Maxime Weygand, John Jellicoe, and Herbert Plumer. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

352. Chester Nimitz. DS, signed “C. W. Nimitz,” one page, 8.5 x 7, June 29, 1934. Navy Training Course Certificate issued to Lester Leonard Kimble, Seaman 1st Class, stating he has completed the Navy Training Course, “F.C.3c, with a mark of 3.45…Notation to this effect has been made in his service record.” Signed at the conclusion by Nimitz and countersigned by Ensign G. K. Williams. Some scattered light foxing and tape remnants to reverse edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Butting heads with Ike, Patton gathers intelligence on the home front 353. George S. Patton. War-dated TLS signed “G. S. Patton, Jr.,” one page,

8 x 10.5, Headquarters Seventh Army letterhead, October 22, 1943. Letter of thanks to an admirer. In full: “Please again accept my thanks for your consideration in sending me the numerous and well selected clippings which continue to arrive whenever the mails appear and are my first source of information as to what is going on at home.” In very good condition, with uniform moderate toning over text and signature from previous display, and creasing to right side passing over the end of the signature. A cordial letter from the general who depended on regular citizens for information from back in the states. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Patton is skeptical about the acceptance of his future wife’s parents

354. George S. Patton. ALS signed “Geo. S. Patton, Jr.,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 6.5, US Military Academy letterhead, no date, but December 23–24, 1906. Patton writes to his mother. In part [Patton’s spellings and punctuation retained]: “This time tomorrow I shall be leaving N.Y. I hope so I am feeling fine for the first time on Sunday at W.P. [West Point] I got through with French all right so you need not get bothered again until the latter part of March and I hope not then…I hope you have a nice time for Christmas and that there is plenty of rain and grass to attract tourists. So pa can be comfortable that book of Kipellings [Rudyard Kipling] looks very nice. I shall read it on the train tomorrow. Some times I am afraid that the Ayers don’t want me but only ask me from politeness still they do seem to go to foot ball games and things like that so perhaps they don’t object. I have $54 to spend on flowers and candy which ought to make some impression. I put the money I got from the Cadet Store ‘my salary’ out where the tack could see it.” In fine condition, with some light brushing to a few words of text and a couple spots of trivial toning. Accompanied by a photocopy of the front of the original mailing envelope. The “Ayers” mentioned in this letter by Patton were Beatrice Ayer’s parents in Beverly, Massachusetts. Beatrice and George were married on May 26, 1910. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 86 | July 17, 2013 | MILITARY


With an unbearable lack of supplies leading to mass desertion at the start of 1779, Putnam demands flour for Connecticut’s troops: “the Guards on the Sea Coast, must all be removed, unless Flower can be obtained to subsist them” 355. Israel Putnam. American general (1718–1790) who played a pivotal role in the planning and execution of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Revolutionary War-dated LS, one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, Camp Reading, February 11, 1779. Letter reads, in full: “This Letter will be handed you by Mr. Gray, who has been ordered by Governor Trumbull, to purchase Flower [sic] for the Supply of the Guards on the Sea Coast of this State—Mr. Gray it seems has a permit from Governor Clinton to import a Quantity for that purpose, under the inspection of Mr. Leak, A. C. P. at Bedford—part of which has been bought out, & the remainder (paid for by this State) is not permitted to come. Colonel Fitch the Commissary for the State, informs me that the Guards on the Sea Coast, must all be removed, unless Flower [sic] can be obtained to subsist them. For these reasons I cannot but think it will be of advantage to the public in General, that, which remains unexported, on that permit, may be bought out without further difficulty.” Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Putnam to an overall size of 15 x 27. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a small brush to beginning of signature. An ideal location for supporting the crucial fortress of West Point in case of attack, maintaining order in Westchester County, and protecting the Danbury supply depot, Redding, Connecticut became the home of Israel Putnam’s division of the Continental Army for the winter of 1778-79. Having endured not only the horrors of battle, but also intense cold, hunger, even nakedness due to extreme undersupplying from the government, desertion was widespread and quickly becoming Putnam’s biggest problem. Simultaneously sympathetic to their position and frustrated by his thinning ranks, he worked to gain food and supplies for the troops (as seen in this letter) while at the same time taking a brutal stand against desertion. When a soldier in his camp was caught attempting to flee on February 6, 1779, Putnam decided to make an example of him. Five days after writing this letter, Putnam watched as the soldier was gruesomely executed by a firing squad, then ordered his men to march past the mangled body as a warning to potential deserters. An important letter from the bold and decisive general, struggling to obtain even the bare minimum for his depleted men. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Official copy of Sherman’s Order #65 announcing “a further suspension of hostilities and a final agreement with Gen. Johnston which terminates the war” 357. William T. Sherman. A rare official copy of General Sherman’s Field Order #65, in pencil, made by a Confederate adjutant general, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7.5, April 27, 1865. Headed at the top “Head Qurs Military Div of the Miss, In the field, Raleigh, N.C.” In full: “The General commanding announces a further suspension of hostilities and a final agreement with Gen. Johnston which terminates the war as to the armies under his command and the country east of the Chattahoochee. Copies of the terms of convention will be furnished Major-Gens. Schofield, Gillmore, and Wilson, who are specially charged with the South and at Macon and Western Georgia. Capt. Joseph Myers, Ordnance Department USA, is hereby designated to receive the arms, &c., at Greensboro, and any commanding officer of a post may receive the arms of any detachment and see that they are properly stored and accounted for. Genl. Schofield will receive at once the necessary blanks and supply the other army commanders that uniformity may prevail and great care must be taken that all terms and stipulations on our part are fulfilled with the most scrupulous fidelity, whilst those imposed on our hitherto enemies be received in a spirit becoming a brave and generous army. Army commanders may at once loan to the inhabitants such of the captured mules, horses, wagons and vehicles as can be spared from immediate use and the Comdg Generals of armies may issue provisions, animals or any public supplies that can be spared to relieve present wants and to encourage the inhabitants to renew their peaceful pursuits and restore relations of friendship among our fellow-citizens and countrymen. 88 | July 17, 2013 | MILITARY

Foraging will forthwith cease, and when necessity or long marches compel the taking of forage, provisions or any kind of private property, compensation will be made on the spot, or when the disbursing officers are not provided with funds, vouchers will be given in proper form payable at the nearest military department. By order of Maj. Genl. W. T. Sherman, Sgd L. M. Dayton A.A.J.” Also noted at the conclusion, “Official, Robt. Grant AAG.” In good to very good condition, with fragile central horizontal and vertical folds, a few small fold separations and areas of paper loss, dampstaining extending out from folds and edges, uniform moderate toning, and all writing a shade or two light, but completely legible. Following Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Sherman met with Johnston in Durham, North Carolina, to negotiate a Confederate surrender. Sherman conditionally agreed to generous terms with both political and military provisions. Displeased that Sherman had waded into the political aspect of the war’s outcome, the government in Washington refused to approve his agreement, and Sherman was pilloried by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, who accused him of accepting bribes to side with the Confederates and allow Jefferson Davis to escape. Peace was finally negotiated on April 26, 1865, when Johnston agreed to strictly military terms of surrender in what was the largest capitulation of the war. An extraordinary document marking the close of the Civil War. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)


“Both President and Secretary of War are still absent but are travelling toward Washington now”

358. William T. Sherman. ALS signed “W. T. Sherman, General,” one page, lightly-lined both sides, 5 x 8, Headquarters Army of the United States letterhead, May 1, 1873. Letter to General George Sharpe. In part: “My present purpose is to attend the meeting at New Haven on the 14th and to accept the profound hospitality of Mr. & Mrs. Winchester…Both President and Secretary of War are still absent but are travelling toward Washington now. I take it for granted both will be here so that I can properly be away.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and a bit of scattered trivial foxing. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The general-turned-politician selects an aide and gives him his instructions 359. John Sullivan. American general in the Revolutionary

War, a delegate in the Continental Congress, and 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. ALS signed “Jno Sullivan,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 9, July 25, 1786. Letter to Major Livermore in Concord. In part: “Upon a presumption that your friendship for me, regard for the public weal, will inference you to promote military knowledge by communicating your experience to your fellow citizens. I have taken the freedom to appoint you one of my Aides with the rank of Lieut. Col. And shall esteem it as a favour, if you will permit to fill up your Commision—My plan in the appointment of aides is as follows, viz, None but person skilled in military matters are to be appointed. And these are to be so dispersed as to prevent those in one extreme of the State riding to another, unless it be their own choice, each one will attend to orders in his own quarter, and pay attention to the discipline of the trips then, and will appear there as an Aide, on public days and, attend at such other places, as his convenience & inclination will allow; but not to be called out of his own Neighborhood.—This is to prevent loss of time, as much as possible to the Gentlemen who may think proper to accept.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, light dampstaining to top and bottom edges, a bit lightly affecting beginning of signature, trimmed right edge to second page, mild toning, and pencil notations to second integral page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

360. John Sullivan. Revolutionary War-dated manuscript DS, signed “Jno Sullivan,”

one page, 9.25 x 7.5, January 10, 1779. Pay order to the paymaster of the Army for the payment of “Capt. Thomas Clouston Forty Dollars.” Signed at the conclusion by Sullivan and countersigned by several others. Document has been professionally inlaid to a 13.5 x 9.5 off-white sheet. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered moderate toning, and light paper loss to left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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361. Italo Balbo

362. P. G. T. Beauregard

363. Charles H. T. Collis

364. Willy Coppens

365. George Dewey

366. Doolittle’s Raiders

367. Doolittle’s Raiders

368. Enola Gay

369. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets

370. Flying Tigers

372. Curtis LeMay

373. James Longstreet

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371. Andrew A. Humphreys MB $200

374. George C. Marshall MB $100

375. Medal of Honor Recipients MB $100


376. David W. Nocton

377. Eddie Rickenbacker

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379. William Shafter

380. William B. Shubrick

382. Alfred T. A. Torbert

383. Vietnam

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386. World War II: Pacific MB $150

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387. World War II: Sakai and Ishikawa MB $100

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381. Ivor Thord-Gray

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378. Matthew B. Ridgway

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384. World War II Aces MB $100

388. Sgt. Alvin C. York MB $200

385. World War II: Japanese Surrender MB $150

389. Georgy Zhukov MB $150

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space & aviation The French inventor of the airplane writes to an aviation journalist 390. Clement Ader. French engineer (1841–1925) best known for his

pioneering work in aviation. Rare ALS in French, signed “Ct Ader,” one page both sides, 4.75 x 6.5, Villa Labourdette letterhead, September 25, 1920. An important letter where he reaffirms his early claims to military aviation that were then being challenged, addressed Jacques Mortane, a writer and early champion of aviation. In fine condition.RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

391. Bill Anders. TLS signed “Valerie,” and “& Bill Anders,” one page, 7 x 9, Executive Office of the President, NASA letterhead, December 21, 1970. Letter on the second anniversary of Apollo 8. In full: “‘Earth Shine,’ by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was written after she and her husband had lunch with me in the Crew Quarters prior to my flight on Apollo 8. Mrs. Lindbergh was able to relate much of the spirit and perspective that I experienced about the mission. On this second anniversary of Apollo 8, we hope you share with us the feeling that this time of year holds. We remember with gratitude the success of the flight, and the prayers and help of those close to us. We would like you to have this book that we have enjoyed so much.” Moderate toning to the edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

393. Apollo 15. Launch day

‘Bishop’ commemorative cover with a cachet honoring Apollo 15, postmarked July 26, 1971, at the Kennedy Space Center, signed in black felt tip by Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

392. Apollo 15.

Apollo 15 insurance cover with a cachet of the Apollo 15 mission insignia, signed in black felt tip by Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin. Cover is also signed in the inside of the flap, “From my personal collection, Al Worden, Apollo 15 CMP, #99 AMW.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Al Worden. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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394. Neil Armstrong. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong

posing in his white space suit, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Bill Wollin, Best Wishes, Neil Armstrong.” A ding to the upper left corner and an area of surface impressions to the right of the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Scarce Flying Tigers reunion program signed by the first man on the moon 395. Neil Armstrong. Vintage program for

Ojai ’75, a 1975 Flying Tigers reunion event, 9 x 12, 12 pages, signed on a biography page in green ballpoint by Armstrong. In very good to fine condition, with light wear to spine and covers, and faint dampstaining to the lower right of the signed page, which in no way affects the signature or general appearance of the piece. Accompanied by a photocopied booklet with extensive information about the event. Armstrong was honored at the event as the “1975 Flying Tiger Pilot Award Winner,” adding this award to a collection including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The limited number of people with the opportunity to receive this program and have it signed (the event had only 200 attendees) makes this an especially scarce piece, and the aviation association and lack of inscription greatly increase its desirability. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Desirable pre-moonlanding example complete with uncommon “Apollo 11” notation 397. Neil Armstrong. Color

396. Neil Armstrong. Extremely desirable uninscribed color 8 x

10 NASA photo of Armstrong in his white space suit, signed in crisp blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to the upper left and slight crease to upper right. A fantastic example with an unusually bold signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

vintage 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong in formal attire, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Allen Wooldridge, Best Wishes, Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.” A notation to the lower border reads, “June 25, 1969—Original,” and reverse bears a description of the moon landing written by the original recipient. Some rubbing to the upper right (touching the top of the inscription), and a crease to the lower left corner, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Armstrong’s tribute to the Wright Brothers 398. Neil Armstrong. Signed book: Kill Devil Hill. First edition, later printing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 389 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page by Armstrong, who wrote the foreword to the book, “Best wishes to Jon—Neil Armstrong 12-4-85.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG. Green cloth-covered boards with gilt titles; corners bumped; shaken, with rear hinge splitting. Dust jacket has small chips/tears and creases along edges, mostly at corners and spine-ends; light rubbing and soiling; slightly yellowed. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

401. Neil Armstrong. Series

399. Neil Armstrong. Uncom-

1969 D one dollar bill, signed vertically on the portrait side in blue ballpoint by Armstrong. In very good condition, with moderate show-through staining from adhesive to reverse (primarily affecting borders; signature unaffected). Consignor notes that the autograph was obtained at the Houston Convention Center in 1969. An uncommon format, especially desirable as it dates to the same year as Apollo 11 and Armstrong’s famous first steps on the moon. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

mon and desirable uninscribed 5 x 7 postcard photo of an artist’s rendition of Armstrong’s white space suit portrait, signed in black ballpoint. Matted to an overall size of 7 x 9. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

400. Neil Armstrong.

Unique candid color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Armstrong speaking at the 1994 Experimental Aircraft Association convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Gary Lorenz, Neil Armstrong, Oshkosh ‘94.” In fine condition. The convention represented the largest-ever reunion of Apollo astronauts, and the discussion panel included the complete crews of Apollo 8 and 11. Armstrong stopped signing autographs in 1994, so when the consignor sent this photo to Armstrong with an autograph request, it was returned unsigned. However, upon a second attempt and a heartfelt letter, Armstrong sent back two signed photos. This is likely one of the last through-the-mail autographs obtained from the American icon. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original owner detailing his quest. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 94 | July 17, 2013 | SPACE & AVIATION

402. Neil Armstrong. Signed

book: Americans to the Moon. First edition. NY: Random House, 1970. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.5 x 11.5, 148 pages. Signed and inscribed in black felt tip on the reverse of the first free end page, “To Tweedy & Gene—With the best wishes of Apollo 11—Neil Armstrong.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG. Illustrated paper-covered boards; mild wear to edges, with small bumps at corners and spine-ends; slightly shelf-cocked. Dust jacket in protective plastic sleeve; creasing and few tiny tears to edges (mostly at corners and spine-ends); spine slightly sunned; flaps yellowed; small remnants of price sticker on front flap. A particularly large signature with a seldom-seen “Apollo 11” addition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Incredibly rare twice-signed photo boasting a five-inch signature of the first moonwalker 403. Neil Armstrong. Practically nonexistent color

satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon, beautifully signed in black felt tip, “Neil Armstrong,” and signed and inscribed again on the reverse, “To Elaine & Danny, Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition, with some light spotting to top portion of background. Armstrong’s signature on the reverse measures a whopping 5˝ in length. According to the Smithsonian Institute, they are aware of no other examples of twicesigned photos from Armstrong; the rarity, combined with the uninscribed image side, elevate this photo to the extreme upper tier of Armstrong photos to become available. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Shortly after walking on the moon, Armstrong sends a personal note to a young admirer 404. Neil Armstrong. Scarce ALS, one

page, 5.5 x 4.25, no date (but circa late 1969–early 1970). Brief letter to a young admirer, written on the inside of an Apollo 11 notecard, with an Apollo 11 mission insignia on the front, as well as a printed message of thanks, and pre-printed signatures of all three crew members. Inside, Armstrong writes, “Dear Neal—Thanks for your note.—Best wishes for a great 1970—.” In fine condition, with a few light creases. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Armstrong’s hand. Any handwritten correspondence from Armstrong is quite rare, particularly so close to his historic mission. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

405. Neil Armstrong. Two

page color pamphlet, 8.25 x 11, printed as part of a Shuttle Launch viewing promotional campaign by Thermalite®, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip on the color shuttle image, “To Serena, Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

406. Neil Armstrong.

Glossy 8 x 10 head-andshoulders photo of Armstrong in a suit and tie, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip, “To Tim—Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition, with a light horizontal bend through facial area, visible only at an angle. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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407. Neil Armstrong. Ink signature, “Neil,” on an off-white 3.25 x 3.75 slip, clipped from the closing of a letter dated March 23, 1986. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

408. Neil Armstrong.

NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club FDC with a cachet honoring the moon landing, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To John Vetter—with best of luck, Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

410. Neil Armstrong. Printed biographical sheet, one red page, 8

x 11, with a portrait of Armstrong above his printed biography detailing his flying and NASA history, as well as being Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Signed next to his image in black ballpoint. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exceptional early aviation collection, including Wright, Bleriot, and Byrd

409. Aviators and Explorers. Softcover autograph book, 4 x 6.25, signed inside on individual pages or affixed slips in ink by 45 notable aviators and explorers, predominately circa 1929. Signers are: Orville Wright, Louis Bleriot, Richard E. Byrd, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Hugo Eckener, Eddie Rickenbacker, Martin and Osa Johnson, Clarence D. Chamberlain, Roy Chapman Andrews, Leopold Ziegenbein, Garfield Wood, Henry Segrave, Edward Ellsberg, Thomas Milton, John W. Goodsell, Donald B. MacMillan, Harry F. Guggenheim, Edward Robert Armstrong, Burton Holmes, James Fitzmaurice, Einar Lundborg, Rene Lefevre, Apollo Soucek, Carl Spaatz, Albert F. Hegenberger, Lester J. Maitland, Arthur C. Goebel, Giuseppe M. Bellanca, Bert Acosta, George Stainforth, Richard Waghorn, Elliott White Springs, James H. Doolittle, Phoebe Omlie, Ruth Rowland Nichols, Lady Mary Heath, Louise Thaden, Hubert Wilkins, Carl Ben Eielson, Martin Jensen, Walter T. Hinton, Frank Hawks, Ruth Elder, and George Haldeman. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Massive collection featuring Wright, Turner, and Doolittle 411. Aviation Archive. Impressive archive

consisting of hundreds of signed and unsigned items related to all aspects of aviation, including vintage signed photos, letters, and actual fragments of early aircraft. Represented within the collection are aviation pioneers and groundbreakers, aircraft innovators and industry leaders, and military pilots and airmail trailblazers. Collection is highlighted by a bank check, 8.5 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Orville Wright, payable to The Dayton Power & Lights Co. for $8.37, September 22, 1924. Roscoe Turner is extremely well represented, featuring an outstanding vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 10 photo of Turner hugging a lion, signed and inscribed in fountain, as well as a vintage glossy 5 x 7 photo similarly signed. Other Turner items of the utmost interest are an assortment of fabric swatches and metal pieces attributed to his planes, including one large grouping of fabric from his No. 29 Pesco Special, and a few small swatches of cloth from his 1929 Fleet Model 1 airplane (accompanied by a letter of provenance from previous owner). Includes six other items signed by Turner. Additionally, some of his personal effects are included, among them his personalized TWA Ambassador luggage tag, Rosco Turner Flying Club, Inc., rubber ink stamp, and various small nameplates and pins. A large variety of unsigned programs, photos, and other ephemera related to Turner accompany the group. Particularly notable among the military flyers included are James H. Doolittle and Eddie Rickenbacker. Doolittle appears many times, with 19 signed items, including letters, photos, programs, signatures, and Christmas cards from throughout his life, the earliest from 1935. Also includes signatures from some members of his famous ‘Doolittle Raiders.’ Rickenbacker items include a vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of him in a race car, signed and inscribed in fountain pen and dated 1961, signed magazine photo, and six TLSs from between 1960 and 1970. Contained as well are many unsigned photos and ephemera related to the pilots. Additional items of particular note are Pappy Boyington’s signed 1976 Congressional Medal of Honor Society membership card; two vintage photos of Igor Sikorsky, 8 x10 and 10 x 8, each signed and inscribed and dated 1964; two early 1930s airmail covers signed in fountain pen by Earle Ovington; three ink signatures from Richard E. Byrd; Chinese 100 yuan banknote from 1941 signed by WWII aces; and a poster signed by over 20 WWII Flying Tigers.

Also included are over 100 signed items—photos, letters, covers, and signatures­—representative of all fields of aviation. Balance of the collection consists of unsigned items, including: cardstock broadside for an appearance by Roscoe Turner; various vintage programs and pamphlets; three small wooden pieces of the crate used to transport the Spirit of St. Louis from Paris to the US; many letters on interesting letterhead from various early aircraft companies; a few vintage aviation-themed pinback buttons; over 100 airmail covers; and piles of magazine and newspaper clippings ideal for scrapbooking. In overall very good to fine condition. Provenance: Collection of Harry Block, Manion’s, 2008. A substantial and very comprehensive collection chronicling the development of flight from its very beginnings up through World War II, this is an outstanding opportunity for any aviation enthusiast. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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412. Challenger: Judy Resnik. Com-

memorative cover with a cachet honoring the Grumman Gulfstream II, signed in black felt tip by Judy Resnick and Bob Crippen. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

413. Jacqueline Cochran.

Female pilot (1906–1980) who was the first of her gender to break the sound barrier and is said to have more aviation records and awards than any pilot in the United States. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, July 6, 1968. Short letter to an admirer. In part: “Your very nice letter arrived while I was in Europe. Thank you for including me among your collection of autographs from famous people.” In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

414. Samuel Franklin Cody. Early pio-

neer of manned flight (1867–1913) known for his man-lifting ‘war kites’ and the development of early airplanes for the British military. Bold vintage ink signature, “S. F. Cody,” on an off-white 4.25 x 3 album page. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

416. Hugo Eckener. German

aviation pioneer (1868–1954) who headed the Zeppelin Company, builders of the famed dirigibles Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Hugo E c k e n e r, R i o 10.X.32,” on an offwhite 5.5 x 7 sheet. In fine condition, with a couple light spots of foxing. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

417. Gemini 11. Commemora-

tive cover with a cachet honoring the Gemini 11 spacecraft and mission, signed in black ink by Dick Gordon and Charles Conrad. In fine condition, with a stamped address to lower right. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

418. Gus Grissom. Personal check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out

415. Amelia Earhart. Vintage ink signature, “Amelia M. Earhart,”

on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page bearing a collector’s notation to the bottom with a date of April 1, 1929. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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and signed by Grissom, “Virgil I. Grissom,” payable to Rhymes Repair Service for $83.77, March 30, 1963. In fine condition, with expected cancellation holes and stamps, with show-through from one stamp on reverse slightly affecting signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


In quite possibly the first Hubble letter ever offered for sale, the legendary astronomer reviews a “fair and rather thrilling” book on modern science 419. Edwin Hubble. Astronomer (1889–1953) regarded as one of the most important

observational cosmologists of the 20th century. He is recognized as the ‘Father of the Big Bang Theory,’ being the first to prove the universe is ever expanding. A household name, the orbiting Hubble Telescope is named after him. Exceptionally rare ALS, one page, 8.25 x 11, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Mount Wilson Observatory letterhead, March 6, 1935. Letter to Mr. Jaffe. In full: “Tolman has passed your mss. on to me and I am sending along to you after showing it to Humason. I made a few minor notes and suggestions (pencilled on the mss. or scribbled on a piece of scratch paper). You have surely caught the real excitement of research although your style exhibits a certain lack of restraint that may not be universally favored. Although it is entirely out of my field, I might add that the ad hoc philosophical suggestions of Wold and Clark are not taken seriously by the theoretical people while Zwicky and Milne, whom you do not mention, are treated with respect even by those who disagree with them. I would urge that you reconsider using Shapley’s remark anent the louse and the lilac bush. It is so utterly different from the prevailing tone of your previous remarks that it registers as a harsh anti-climax. These are about all the exceptions I can think of. By and large the presentation is fair and rather thrilling.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds.

Shortly after beginning his distinguished career as a chemistry teacher in New York City, Columbia graduate Bernard Jaffe began writing a book on the ‘adventures of modern science.’ Touching on the heavy-hitters in a wide range of subjects (from genetics to astronomy to anthropology), Jaffe submitted his work to the celebrated men for their revisions and approval prior to its publication. Hubble, one of the featured scientists, returned Jaffe’s manuscript with “a few minor notes and suggestions” and this letter, offering his opinion on other sections of the book as well: “Although it is entirely out of my field, I might add that the ad hoc philosophical suggestions of Wold and Clark are not taken seriously by the theoretical people while Zwickey and Milne… are treated with respect even by those who disagree with them.” Outposts of Science: A Journey to the Workshops of Our Leading Men of Research was published eight months later by Simon and Schuster and received positive reviews. This is an excellent letter containing several of the biggest names in astronomy and presents a perhaps once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a piece from this groundbreaking scientist, listed as number three on the top ten astronomers of all time. Hubble is virtually nonexistent in signed material—this is the first we have encountered and American Book Prices Current has no record of any ever coming to market. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Uncommon combination of America’s ‘first couple of the air’

420. Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Vintage fountain pen signature, “C. A. Lindbergh” and “Anne Lindbergh,” on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page. In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to right border. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

421. Wally Schirra.

DS, signed in pencil, “W. M. Schirra, Jr,” one page, 8 x 5, March 29, 1961. Maintenance report signed twice by Schirra, once under “Exceptional Release” and once under “Pilot’s Signature,” for an F-106A training at Langley AFB in Virginia. Document is stapled to a two-page discrepancy report, listing problems, who discovered them and who corrected and inspected them. Expected wear and a uniform shade of toning, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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“I am instructing for Robertson Aircraft at present… but I expect to start work breaking in the mail route to Chicago” —the earliest Lindbergh ALS we have ever offered 422. Charles Lindbergh. ALS signed “Lindbergh,” one page both sides,

7.25 x 10.75, January 24, 1926. Letter to his friend George O’Connor. In part: “I am instructing for Robertson Aircraft at present and have been since last fall but I expect to start work breaking in the mail route to Chicago which starts operating April first. I put in about two hours a day in the air with students and I have to get the instruction plane ready each morning with the students aid which in most cases amounts to 0(-10). It is not bad in the warm weather but in the winter we have to drain oil and water each evening and heat it before starting in the morning so after supper I feel like turning in. I have five students at present and it is usually around 0° in the morning. It takes an average of about 5 1/2 hours to solo a student but in the winter the wind is often blowing all day and the air is rough so they require more time. I see you got your first commission. I got mine just last November and have joined the 110th Mo. Natl. Guard Obs. Sqdn…I expected you to be well in a family way by now and am surprised to learn differently…I am situated about the same position that I was at Madison, ie no prospects—past, present, or future.” On the reverse in the lower left, Lindbergh prints his name, “C. A. Lindbergh, Anglum Missouri,” as a return address. In fine condition, with a couple slight separations along horizontal folds. Shortly after graduating first in his class from the US Army’s military flight training school in 1925, Lindbergh was hired by the Robertson Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis as a flight instructor. Proving himself a cautious and highly capable pilot, RAC enlisted him to map out Contract Air Mail Route #2, a 278-mile path from St. Louis to Chicago, which, as noted in this letter, made its first mail run on April 15, 1926. Lindbergh served as chief pilot for CAM-2 until mid-February 1927, when he left to oversee the design and construction of his famous Spirit of St. Louis. This letter to an old friend, holding detailed descriptions of his earliest work in aviation as well as a charmingly personal note on his romantic position—“I am situated about the same position that I was at Madison, ie no prospects—past present, or future”—is a highly desirable addition to any serious aviation collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

423. Wernher von Braun.

Vintage ink signature, “Wernher von Braun,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a 1961 TLS (in German) from NASA, acknowledging the signature, as well as the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

424. Wernher von Braun. Color

7.5 x 10 cardstock photo of von Braun with several models in the background, signed and inscribed in black felt tip in German. In fine condition, with signature just a shade light. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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425. Frank Whittle and Arthur Harris. Whittle

(1907–1996) was the inventor of the jet engine. Harris (1892–1984) was the Air Chief Marshal of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command during the latter half of World War II. Vintage ink signature, “Arthur T. Harris MRAF,” and ballpoint signature, “F. Whittle,” on individual 5 x 4 album pages. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


An eager royal audience in Pau, France including Kings Alfonso XIII and Edward VII

426. Orville Wright. Vintage glossy 9 x 6 photo of a

group of notable men, including dignitaries, kings, and Orville himself, in a field in Pau, France, watching the Wright Brothers flying demonstration, signed along the bottom in fountain pen, “Pau, March 17, 1909, Orville Wright.” Photo is affixed to an identical size trimmed mount. In very good condition, with very poor contrast to signature, irregular vertical edges, and a few scattered creases. At the time of signing, the Wrights were in Pau, conducting training flights with three French aviators: Charles de Lambert, Paul Tissandier, and Captain Paul N. Lucas-Girardville. The small town on the South West of France became a hub of activity in the spring of 1909 as royal families and heads of state came to see the Wright brothers fly. This photograph shows King Edward VII, of England (second from left), King Alfonso XIII, of Spain (fourth from left) and Orville Wright (fifth from left). Around this time, J.P. Morgan and King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy also rushed to Pau to witness similar Wright Brothers demonstrations. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Orville wows Berlin in 1909

427. Orville Wright. Typed invitation, in German, one page, 7 x 9, September 6, 1909. An invitation to a celebration of Wright at the Hotel Centralin Berlin, signed on the reverse in pencil by Orville Wright and airship designer August Von Parseval. Horizontal and vertical folds to invitation, a tape repair to lower portion, as well as a couple subtle spots, otherwise fine condition. During his time in Berlin in September of 1909, Orville made 19 flights at Tempelhof Field, drawing crowds of up to 200,000 people. His flights came in the wake of Count Zeppelin’s triumphant airship flight over Berlin the previous month. Orville recaptured several world records for altitude, duration, and duration with a passenger. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

428. Orville Wright. Bank check, 8.5 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Wright, “Orville Wright,” payable to The Dayton Power & Lights Co. for $29.64, April 11, 1947. Central vertical fold and expected cancellation holes and stamps, with a significant area of stray stamp ink to the upper left, otherwise fine condition; the signature area is extremely clean and unaffected. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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429. Orville Wright. Block of nine two-cent USPS stamps honoring the 1928 International Civil Aeronautics Conference, signed in the upper border in black ink by Wright. Matted and framed with a descriptive plaque and an image of an early plane to an overall size of 10.75 x 15.25. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

430. Orville Wright. Choice ink signature, “Orville Wright,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2.5 card. In fine condition. Accompanied by several newspaper and magazine clippings about the Wright’s early aircraft and Fort Myer’s testing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The year of his first balloon ascension, the famous Italian aeronaut writes a hopeful letter to his father 431. Francesco Zambeccari. Pioneer Italian

aviator (1752–1812) who dedicated himself to balloon flight. Rare ALS in Italian, signed “Francesco,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, London, September 20, 1783. A lengthy letter to his father on his hopes to get a military commission in England. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a trivial puncture to right side (barely affecting two words). RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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432. Buzz Aldrin

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434. Buzz Aldrin

435. Buzz Aldrin

436. Buzz Aldrin

437. Apollo 12

438. Michael Collins

439. Michael Collins

440. Charlie Duke

441. John Glenn

442. John Glenn MB $100

443. Fred Haise and Gene Kranz

446. Jim Irwin

447. Amy Johnson

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448. James Lovell

449. Edgar Mitchell

450. Moonwalkers

451. Elon Musk

452. NASA Flight Controllers

453. Sally Ride

454. Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham

455. Harrison Schmitt

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457. Shuttle ALT Crew: Haise and Fullerton

458. STS-135

459. STS-71

460. Al Worden

461. Chuck Yeager

462. Chuck Yeager

463. Chuck Yeager

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art & literature Choice cabinet photo of The Ugly Duckling author 464. Hans Christian Andersen. Beloved Danish

author (1805–1875) best known for such classic fairy tales as The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Exceptional original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo by G. E. Hansen of Copenhagen, showing a full-length image of Andersen seated at a small table, a book in his right hand, inscribed on the reverse in Danish to G. Bentley Esq., and signed “Hans Christian Andersen.” A couple creases and surface impressions to top left corner of image, and a few minor creases and light soiling to reverse, with one crease touching middle name of signature, otherwise fine condition. Andersen is quite uncommon in signed images, particularly of this size, condition, and quality. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Outstanding abstract sketch by the Dada pioneer inside his MoMA retrospective catalogue 465. Jean Arp. Signed book: Arp. First edition. Garden City, NY: Doubleday,

1958. Hardcover, 8.5 x 9.75, 126 pages. The catalogue from his Museum of Modern Art retrospective features many of his most famous works. Arp has drawn a large, abstract sketch—a delightful example of one of his ‘automatic drawings’—on the front free end page in pencil, signed and inscribed below “to Florence and Dick, J. Arp.” Autographic condition: some trivial brushing to the graphite in the signature. Book condition: VG/None. Yellow cloth-covered boards; edges rubbed, with tiny tears in cloth at corners and spine-ends; gently shaken with small tear in paper over rear hinge; slightly yellowed. In protective plastic sleeve. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

466. Artists. Signed unbound book: Feuilles Eparses. France, 1965. Hardcover with slipcase, 8.5 x 10, 85 pages in unbound gatherings. Signed on an opening page in pencil by Jean Arp, Hans Bellmer, Camille Bryen, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, S. W. Hayter, Valentine Hugo, Wifredo Lam, Man Ray, André Masson, and Joan Miró. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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467. Authors and Educators. Softcover

autograph book, 4 x 6.25, signed inside on individual pages or affixed cards in ink by 42 notable authors and educators, nearly all circa 1930. Signers are: Helen Keller (pencil), Rudyard Kipling, John Galsworthy, Grantland Rice, Ring Lardner, Zane Grey (2), Harold Bell Wright, Rex Beach, Irvin S. Cobb, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Robert W. Chambers, Relman Morin, Fannie Hurst, Floyd Gibbons, Kathleen Norris, Honore Willsie Morrow, Rupert Hughes, Joseph C. Lincoln, George Ade, Octavus Roy Cohen, O. O. McIntyre, Will Durant, Richard Halliburton, Edward W. Bok, Dorothy Dix, Hugh Fullerton, Milton Cross, David Lawrence, Graham McNamee, Jane Addams, William James Mayo, Ella A. Boole, F. Scott McBride, John Grier Hibben, Frank J. Goodnow, Ray Lyman Wilbur, Nicholas Murray Butler, Charles Russ Richards, Josiah H. Penniman, James R. Angell, and Andrew Volstead. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Incredibly rare letter from the French symbolist pioneer asking for a meeting

468. Charles Baudelaire. Influential nineteenth-century French writer (1821–1867) best known for his highly imaginative and experimental verse, including the seminal 1857 collection Les Fleurs du Mal. ALS in French, in pencil, signed “C. B.,” one page, 5 x 8, no date. Letter to Monsieur Laumonier. In full (translated): “Unless you spend your Sunday regularly as a day of recreation, I would appreciate if you could come see me tomorrow at 2 o’clock. Please leave a reply at my place before you go back up to Montmartre.” In fine condition. Any handwritten material from the writer is extremely scarce and highly sought after. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

In a rare letter, Balzac reserves seats at the Theatre Historique 469. Honore de Balzac. Prolific and important French novelist and playwright (1799–1850) best known for his complex ‘cycle’ La Comédie humaine. Scarce ALS in French, signed “de Bc,” one page, 4 x 5.25, August 31, [1848]. Letter to Paul Guerville at the “Theatre Historique.” in part (translated): “I kindly ask Monsieur Guerville to seat the persons holding this letter in the box he has promised me this morning.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold. Just the second Balzac letter we have ever seen. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The Father of Surrealism and his “unbalanced life” 470. Andre Breton. French writer and poet (1896–1966) best known as the founder of Surrealism. ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, January 22, 1933. Letter to René Laporte, who supported Breton financially. The poet asks him to advance his January payment as the start of the year is always “difficult,” and asks if Laporte has received his article on “Le Rouge et le Noir.” Breton also declares that his life “continues to be so unbalanced.” In fine condition.RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

471. JeanBaptiste Carpeaux.

French sculptor and painter (1827–1875) from whom Napoleon III commissioned many works. Scarce ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5.25, July 9, 1873. Untranslated letter mentioning “M. Dumas.” In very good condition, with tape-repaired separations at adjoining fold. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

472. Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. French sculptor and painter (1824–1887) perhaps best known because Auguste Rodin worked as his assistant between 1864 and 1870. ALS in French, signed “A. Carrier-Belleuse,” one page, 4 x 6, personal letterhead, June 2, 1876. Untranslated letter to a gentleman. Letter also bears an ink collector’s notation to the upper left corner. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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473. Marc Chagall. Color postcard featuring Chagall’s 1949 work entitled ‘Saint Jean Cap Ferrat,’ 3.75 x 5.75, signed on the reverse in black ink, “Marc Chagall, Torino 1953.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

476. Samuel L. Clemens.

474. Samuel L. Clemens. Large ink signature, “Truly yours, Mark Twain,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. A uniform shade of light toning from previous display and small mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ALS signed “S. L. Clemens,” one page, 3.75 x 5, personal letterhead, November 17, 1905. Letter to Gertrude Adams of Swarthmore. In full: “I thank you most heartily for your pleasant letter.” Also includes the original mailing envelope, filled out in Clemens’s hand. Both are matted and framed with an unsigned photo and biographical plaque to an overall size of 22.5 x 18.5. In fine condition, with a long surface mark to the frame’s plexiglass. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

475. Samuel L. Clemens. Very desirable double ink signature, “Yrs truly, Saml. L. Clemens, Mark Twain,” on an off-white 4 x 3 sheet. Triple-cloth-matted and framed with a small plaque and a print of Clemens to an overall size of 30.25 x 19.5. In fine condition. Oversized. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Clemens buys the estate for which his Hillcrest Editions would be named 477. Samuel L. Clemens. TLS signed “S. L. Clemens,” one page, 6 x 9.5, Wm. H. Hoyt & Co. Real Estate Brokers letterhead, April 26, 1902. Letter to Miss K. I. Harrison in New York. In full: “Please place $5,000 to my credit in the Guaranty Trust Company Monday, I shall draw it out Tuesday.” A couple trivial holes and thin areas to upper portion, a few creases and mild toning, a bit heavier at top, otherwise fine condition. The letter is addressed to Henry H. Rogers’s secretary, Katharine I. Harrison, an imposing woman of six feet whose icy demeanor with would-be callers for Rogers gained her the nickname ‘the Sphinx’ on Wall Street. It is likely that the $5,000 withdrawal was for a down payment on Hillcrest, a mansion with stables built in 1882 on 18 acres of land in Tarrytown, New York, that the Clemens family purchased in April 1902. Clemens lived there for two years, but sold it in 1904 after a dispute with the village of Tarrytown regarding the assessment of the estate. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

One of the most important figures in English poetry 478. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. English poet (1772–1834) best remem-

bered for ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and ‘Kubla Khan.’ ALS signed “S. T. Coleridge,” one page, 7 x 4.25, no date. Brief letter to J. Mudford. In full: “Ecce iterum crispinus mendicans—I am afraid I shall weary you out with this assurance how much I am and feel myself to be.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), toning to borders from previous display (affecting only the letter’s opening), and slight brushing to signature. Accompanied by the original address panel. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

479. 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. Partial ALS signed “M. de Stael,” one page, 4.25 x 7, April 18, 1814. Final page of a longer letter to an unidentified recipient. In part (translated): “Why didn’t you come yesterday? I wanted to talk to you before going out this morning—would you like to come talk to me at noon? All the best.” Intersecting folds and some show-through from a mounting remnant along reverse of left edge, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Boldly penned letter from the versatile painter 480. Edgar Degas. ALS in French, signed “Degas,” one page on a 5 x 3 telegraph postcard, no date but postmarked March 6, 1900. Brief letter to Madame Milan. In full (translated): “Yes, I will have the pleasure of going to dinner at your house Saturday.” In very good to fine condition, with noticeable overall creases, a light block of toning to the right edge, and a tiny tear to the bottom. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $300)

In an incredible letter, Dickens seeks information about Shelley’s greatest tragedy 481. Charles Dickens. ALS,

two pages on two adjoining blackbordered sheets, 4.25 x 7, Devonshire Terrace, January 12, 1849. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “I am much obliged to you for your kind information about the Cenci. I will not trouble you to get the account transcribed (though you have so stimulated my curiosity that I must go and read it myself) for I merely wanted the narrative to send to a lady… the account prefixed to Shelley’s poem will answer her purpose well enough.” Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), and the recipient’s name clipped out and professionally repaired, otherwise fine condition. The Cenci, a verse drama written by Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1819, has become known as one of the greatest modern tragedies. It received high praise from Byron and Wordsworth, and George Bernard Shaw, after seeing a performance of the play, said that ‘Shelley and Shakespeare are the only dramatists who have dealt in despair of this quality.’ The “account prefixed to Shelley’s poem” that Dickens refers to in this letter is probably that of Mary Shelley, who published a preface entitled ‘Note on The Cenci’ in the 1839 edition of her husband’s Complete Poetical Works. This letter, with a crisp signature and excellent content, is a truly exquisite piece associating two of the greatest figures in literary history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The extremely influential Belgian painter 482. James Ensor. Belgian painter and printmaker (1860–1949) who

was an important influence on expressionism and surrealism. Rare ALS in French, one page, 5.5 x 3.5, July 6, 1897. Letter is written to a fellow artist, inviting him to join the general assembly of the Ostende Circle of Fine Arts. Signed at the conclusion by Ensor, Felix Buelens, and one other. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Fleming’s fame rises as he develops James Bond’s dossier during his Dropmore Press years 483. 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 five 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 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 secure his place in modern fiction. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Incredible collection of letters documenting the tumultuous affair between the James Bond creator and his Austrian love, including a salacious sketch of four places “where I would like to kiss you” 484. Ian Fleming. Amazing archive

consisting of ten items: six ALSs, one TLS with a handwritten postscript; two ANSs, and an unsigned photograph of Fleming. The letters’ recipient is not specifically named in their greetings, but research has indicated that each is to Edith Morpurgo, an Austrian girlfriend. Unless noted otherwise, each is on stationery imprinted “London Wall 8950. / 11, Throgmorton Avenue, / London, E.C.2. / 193_.” The archive includes: Four-page ALS in German on two adjoining sheets, signed “Ian,” 4.5 x 7. He has headed the first page, “First drawing: ‘where I would like to kiss you.’” Between the pair of eyes and pair of feet, he’s placed four x’s. Fleming continues, “Second: ‘I want to be with you” and draws a door with a “Do Not Disturb” sign. Two pairs of shoes, one man’s, the other woman’s, are outside the door. The letter is penned on the next three pages. In part (translated): “I am not going to say anything further to you, only tell you that I --- you. If I say ‘love’ you will only give me an argument and then I will have to whip you but that would make you cry and I don’t want that. I only want you to be happy. Just the same, I should hurt you, because you deserve that, to tame you (?) like a little wild animal. So, you better watch out. I would like nothing better than sleeping with you, do nothing but wrap my arms around and hold you tight, finding you still there when I wake up. It has to be sunny, though! Where are we going to find the sun in this dreary country?” Four-page ALS in pencil in German on two adjoining sheets, signed “Ian,” 4.5 x 7. Written as Edith is leaving him. In part (translated): “You, if you intended to hurt me, you did succeed and you can be proud having put such an ugly end to our friendship. …I felt like a child who has a mean governess. In the end I could do nothing right, everything was taken as a personal insult by you. ...You are leaving now poorer than you were when you came—even less prepared resuming your life in Vienna and that is terrible. I cannot believe you are meaning all this in earnest. Again lies and deceit, you will be thinking. Only one thing I want to impress on you—show a little humility and empathy, if you don’t have that, your life will be without joy and peace. ... Don’t let bitterness stay in your heart. Keep some of the goodness of those days. I beg of you, my poor dear one.” The archive is in overall fine condition, the exception being one letter which was evidently torn up and taped back together many years ago. While working for a successful stock brokerage in the 1930s, Fleming began his pursuit of Miss Edith Morpurgo, an enigmatic Austrian woman who he continued to romance for the next several years. This highly personal collection of letters reveals the highs and lows of their passionate relationship, alternating between playfully affectionate declarations of love—“I would like nothing better than sleeping with you, do nothing but wrap my arms around and hold you tight, finding you still there when I wake up”—and deep sadness over a broken relationship—“this is very sad, because we have been good for one another and I loved you very much in my very own way. But now that you are leaving I wish everything had turned out differently.” His command over the German language, as displayed in these letters, filled with nuanced wordplay and crafty expression, would lead directly to his secretive position in World War II, infiltrating German territory to carry out missions of espionage and intrigue that would form the basis of the James Bond series. An outstanding archive of heartfelt and passionate words from the highly sought after author, honing his skills with the language that would play a crucial role in his career. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Rare autograph of the most famous French fabulist

485. Jean de la Fontaine. One of the most famous French poets of the 16th century (1621–1695) widely known for his collections of fables. ADS in French, signed “de La Fontaine,” one page, 6 x 6.75, September 28, 1656. Handwritten receipt for Claude Lamblet. In full (translated): “I have received from Claude Lamblet, who resides in Iqui and who owns thirty-three acres of forests, for their use in the year 1657, the sum of sixty-six livres for the rights of entering and leaving the thirty-three acres of his property, and I declare he owes nothing more.” Lower portion bears a stamp from the collection of Pierre Jules Fontaine, who published a ‘Manuel de l’amateur d’autographes’ in 1836. In very good condition, with light scattered foxing and wrinkling, and first and second integral sheets affixed to each other (affecting nothing).

In 1647, La Fontaine assumed his father’s position as maître des eaux et forêts, a rangership in his native Château-Thierry, in which he oversaw the inspection of trees, removal of timber, and application of game laws. This document relates to the timber in Lamblet’s thirty-three acres, which were located in the nearby Vassy Forest. Although his life as a writer had not yet begun, La Fontaine’s experience in this position gave him great insight into matters of country life—knowledge that would later be incorporated into his folk tales and fables, proving vital to his literary career. Two stories clearly affected by these forestry days are ‘The Woodcutter and the Trees’ and ‘Death and the Woodman.’ An extraordinarily rare document from a crucial time in the writer’s life. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Planning General Meade’s memorial 486. Daniel Chester French. ALS signed “Daniel C. French,” one

page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, January 1, 1899. In part: “I am desirous of meeting you with a view to receiving the desired information in regard to the personality of General Meade. I shall be happy to come to Philadelphia for the purpose.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one passing through the middle initial in his signature), and subtle mirroring to ink. Accompanied by a letter from John G. Gest to a patron of said statue, in part: “Permit me to introduce to you Mr. Daniel Chester French who is the sculptor selected by the trustees under the will of Richard Smith to design and execute the colossal statue of Genl. Meade to be placed upon the Smith Monumental Memorial in West Fairmount Park.” The memorial, known as the Smith Memorial Arch, was built to honor Pennsylvania’s Civil War heroes, and now consists of 13 different sculptures, including French’s statue of General George Meade. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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488. 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 highly desirable LS in German, signed “Goethe,” one page, 6.5 x 2.5, March 4, 1831. Untranslated note ordering an official Weimar state calendar from 1792. Matted and framed by Goodspeed’s Book Shop in Boston, with a portrait of Goethe, to an overall size of 12 x 16. Moderate scattered overall foxing, not at all affecting the legibility of the bold text and signature, otherwise fine condition. An uncommon and highly sought after signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

“I waited up to hear FDR’s speech” 489. Dashiell Hammett. American novelist (1894–1961) best known for detective and mystery classics such as the Sam Spade series (including The Maltese Falcon) and The Thin Man. Uncommon TLS signed in pencil, “SDH,” one page, 8 x 10.5, March 1, 1945. Letter to Prudence Whitfield. In part: “This isn’t likely to run to any great length. It’s fairly late in the morning and I didn’t get to bed yesterday and my antique eyes are heavy. I waited up to hear FDR’s speech, which wasn’t broadcast till kind of late, and then Vilhjalmur Stefansson, who’s temporarily in these parts, came in for a while to talk and then, what with one thing and another, the day had gone and I was still in an at least a partially upright position…I haven’t got much of anything you could call news. Things happen, I reckon, but I’m never there… not at the right time anyhow.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and an ink notation to the upper left corner. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The renowned beat poet pens an original haiku on a letter to his psychiatrist 490. Jack Kerouac.

An original, unpublished handwritten poem, in pencil, on the front of a 5.5 x 3.25 postcard, postmarked Hyannis, Massachusetts, September 26, 1966. Kerouac’s original American haiku reads: “What is life? / When you get / formal / a cow / moos / in / Japan.” On the reverse, Kerouac writes a short ALS, also in pencil, signed “Jack,” and reads, “Dear Danny—If you come [to] Brockton Stella’s gonna keep the Hyannis house, Tony’ll be in Lowell where I’ll meet him around Saturday the First or Sunday the second of October so he can drive us back to Hyannis & pick up Stella—I’ll be in Italy 3 days. See Ya!” Kerouac has also addressed the postcard to Dr. Danny DeSole. Some expected light creasing and toning, and some blotting of red ink where Kerouac wrote the date at the top of the letter, and date of postmark filled in in ink, otherwise fine condition. A rare opportunity to acquire an unpublished work. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

491. Nathaniel Hawthorne. Partial self-contained partly-printed DS, signed “Nath: Hawthorne,” one page, 5.75 x 2, March 15, 1854. Lower portion of a document signed as American consul at the Port of Liverpool. Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Hawthorne to an overall size of 11 x 12.75. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Iconic New York writers gather to celebrate “Charles Dickens’ birthday”

492. 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 10.5, January 12, 1917. Letter to fellow author Ellis Parker Butler. In part: “At half-past seven on the evening of Wednesday, February seventh—Charles Dickens’ birthday—the Dickens Fellowship, of which I am President, holds its Annual Dinner…Will you be one of the Guests of Honor, and will Mrs. Butler come too? I am asking Edna Ferber, Don Marquis, Irving Bacheller, Will Harben and a few others…We would like to have you say a few words to us on any aspect of Dickens’ work that interests you.” Overall toning and trivial edge chips and tiny tears, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Filling orders for his short-lived literary magazine

493. D. H. Lawrence. ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead,

October 6, 1915. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “Thank you for your card intimating your wish to subscribe for three copies of The Signature. I don’t quite know what you mean by ‘scope etc.’ But if you will send subscription…they will send you at once three copies of the number already issued, and three copies each of the remaining five numbers, as they appear, fortnightly, hence until Christmas. If there is anything else you would like to know, will you please ask me in detail.” In fine condition. Lawrence founded the magazine with John Middleton Murry in 1915, and published the first issue on October 4. After responding to this large subscription request just two days after releasing the first issue, Lawrence must have been optimistic about the publication’s future—however, it failed after a mere three issues, the last released on November 1. In 1919, Murry became editor of Athenaeum, publishing the likes of T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, and Lytton Strachey. A fantastic letter with literary content and associations from early in Lawrence’s career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exhibiting his ceramics in a Parisian gallery 494. Joan Miro. ALS in Spanish, signed “Miro,” one page, 8.5 x 10.75, personal letterhead, May 15, 1963. Untranslated letter to Leonard Lyons of New York, in which he mentions that he will soon be opening an exhibition of ceramics at Galerie Maeght in Paris. In fine condition, with a light irregular area of toning to the right border. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, filled out in Miro’s hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

495. Eugene O’Neill.

ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Tao House letterhead, October 5, 1938. Letter to author Hudson Strode. In part: “Immortal Lyrics arrived yesterday. Much gratitude for it and for your kindness in inscribing it…Random House did well by you. It is a very attractive book.” In fine condition, with subtle scattered foxing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

496. Eugene O’Neill. Signed book: The Hairy Ape. Limited edition of 775 copies (this being No. 684). NY: Horace Liveright, 1929. Hardcover with slipcase, 8 x 10.25, 92 pages. Signed on the colophon in black ink. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG-. Black cloth-covered spine and beautiful purple and tan handmade paper-covered boards. Minor expected wear to deckled edges; a few interior hinges cracked (binding still feels strong); and minor offsetting from illustrations. Dust jacket has some chips/tears and creases along spineedges; darkened and scuffed spine; light soiling; and trimmed corners. In G original slipcase missing upper edge, with chips, splitting edges, and overall wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 116 | July 17, 2013 | ART & LITERATURE


O’Neill sends fellow writer John O’Hara an inscribed copy of Strange Interlude 497. Eugene O’Neill.

ALS, one page, 5.75 x 8, Casa Genotta letterhead, October 26, 1933. O’Neill writes to novelist John O’Hara. In full: “Don’t thank me for the inscribing of ‘Strange Interlude.’ I was only too pleased that you wished to have it. And the gift of your book of splendid sonnets gives me all the best of the exchange! All good wishes to you!” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, with a vertical fold through a single letter of signature, scattered mild toning (heaviest along the vertical fold), and mounting remnants to reverse along left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The acclaimed writer’s limited edition poetry collection 499. Dorothy Parker. Writer

and critic (1893– 1967) best known for her often cruelly witty and cynical tone. Signed book: Death and Taxes. First edition, limited issue, numbered 105/250. NY: The Vi k i n g P r e s s , 1931. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.75, 62 pages. Boldly signed on the colophon in black ink. Autographic condition: very fine. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

498. Eugene O’Neill. Hand-

addressed envelope, 6.5 x 3.5, addressed by O’Neill to actress “Miss Jeanie Begg, 158 West 106th Street, New York City, c/o Emma Billeb,” and signed in the return address area, “E. G. O’Neill, Provincetown, Mass.” Envelope is postmarked June 30, 1923. A vertical crease, small tear to top edge next to O’Neill’s signature, and light creases, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

500. Boris Pasternak. Two items: ALS, signed “B. Pasternak,” one page folded to a size of 8 x 5.5, September 7, 1959. Short letter to a collector reads, in part: “Here my signature you have wishes”; and an ink signature and inscription, “For Karl Ludwig Lindstrand, with best wishes and greetings, B. Pasternak, September 7, 1959, Peredelkin near Moscow,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 deckle-edge card. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

501. Pablo Picasso. Brief felt tip ALS, in French to noted art collector Ascher, written by Picasso’s wife Jacqueline, dated “Cannes 62 Avril,” and additionally signed by Picasso “Et Picasso” on an off-white 12.75 x 8.25 heavy stock slip. In very good condition, with two vertical folds, a few creases, rough edges and Picasso’s signature light, but still legible. An unusually sizable and attractive Picasso example. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The Cubist master signs a three volume collection of great European artists 502. Pablo Picasso. Signed book: Anthologie des Ecrits Sur l’Art, three-volumes. Paris: Editions Cercle d’Art, 1953. Hardcover, 9 x 10.25, 168 pages. Signed on the half-title page of the second volume in red pencil, “Picasso,” and also signed and inscribed “a Mr. Belot, F. Leger.” The recipient might possibly be the painter, illustrator, and printmaker Gabriel Belot. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/None. Orange cloth-covered boards; light wear to edges with tiny tears in cloth at corners/spine-ends and –edges; spine sunned; slightly soiled; very slightly shaken; textblock edges darkened; two small areas of discoloration to each fep. In protective mylar sleeve. Volumes 1 and 3 in comparable condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Original Plath sketch, identified by her husband 503. Sylvia Plath. Poet, novelist and

short story writer (1932–1963), who committed suicide after her separation from her husband and a long bout with depression. Charming original vintage unsigned ink sketch of a tea kettle on an off-white 5.5 x 4.25 sheet, identified on the reverse in pencil by her husband, Ted Hughes, “By Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes.” In fine condition. Plath was an accomplished artist, who developed what she called ‘a kind of primitive style of my own which I am very fond of.’ A major retrospective of her drawings took place in London in 2011. This is the first Plath sketch we have ever offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Presenting a copy of her first non-fiction work 504. Ayn Rand. Signed book: For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand. Later printing. NY: Random House, 1961. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.5, 242 pages. Signed and inscribed on the second free end page, “To Debbie Lichtman—Cordially—Ayn Rand, 10/20/66.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/VG-. Black cloth-covered boards; light wear to edges with tiny tears in cloth at corners/spine-ends; spine sunned and rubbed; minor soiling; slightly yellowed; lightly shaken. Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve; small chips/tears and creases along edges and folds; split along right spine-fold, reattached with tape along backside; yellowed and rubbed; mild soiling. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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505. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Pulitzer Prize–winning American writer (1896–1953) best known for her classics The Yearling and Cross Creek. TLS signed “Marjorie,” two pages, 6 x 6.75, personal letterhead, August 19, 1948. Letter regarding adaptations of her work. In part: “I… overlooked your letter of July 25, about a non-commercial radio reading of ‘Cross Creek.’ This is all right with me, if you approve. But if M.G.M. could be interested in ‘Golden Apples’ now, surely someone in your establishment could draw up a synopsis…It just seemed to me, with the success of Claude Jarman in ‘Intruder in the Dust,’ that you might be able to strike while the iron is hot.” She also added a handwritten postscript to the first page regarding the radio reading. In fine condition, with a few light creases, and various office stamps and notations to first page. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“I want to see your paintings!” 506. Frederic Remington. American artist (1861–1909) best known for his paintings and

sculptures of the American West, and for his depictions of cowboy life in particular. ALS, one page, 5 x 6, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to a fellow artist. In full: “Can you without too much trouble send me a card for self & wife to Arts Club—I want to see your paintings!” In fine condition, with a couple marks to the left border. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce signed Renoir authentication of his ‘Girl with flowers’ 507. Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Vintage 7 x 10.25 photo of a reproduction of a Renoir, featuring a young woman holding flowers. The photograph is an authentication of one of his most attractive paintings. Signed in the bottom border in ink, “Renoir.” Also written in the bottom border by the Mayor of Cagnes, “Pierre-Auguste Renoir, artiste paintre, 9 Janrie, 1910,” signing below and adding the official stamp of city hall to authenticate Renoir’s signature. Image is affixed to a slightly larger cardstock mount. In very good condition, with some trivial rubbing, light ink borders around the image, adhesive remnants from previous mounting, and a few purple government stamps, one lightly affecting the signature. A rare opportunity to own an authentically signed Renoir at a fraction of what the painting would cost. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Writing on his theory of engagement 510. Jean-Paul Sartre.

508. Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont. Polish novelist (1867–

1925) who was awarded the 1924 Nobel Prize in literature. Incredibly rare ALS in Polish, signed “Reymont,” one page, 5 x 6.5, January 27, 1911. Neatly penned untranslated letter. In fine condition, with a light diagonal bend to top left and some mild edge toning. Reymont is of the utmost rarity, with no auction results found within the last 30 years, and the first we have ever offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Highly influential French writer and philosopher (1905–1980), most closely associated with existentialism, who refused the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964. Unsigned autograph manuscript fragment referring to the engagement (Sartre’s concept of accepting responsibility for the political consequences of one’s actions), in French, on an 8.25 x 10.25 sheet of graph paper. Sartre pens five lines, crossing out the final three with a single line to each. In part (translated): “subject to conditions by the characteristic history of the individuals in the bosom of history’s general movement. Also, they transmit a universal experience: quite plainly, that of the action, and, particularly, the action of other people. Since it happens frequently to those who are engaged in an enterprise.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Early French feminist

509. Auguste Rodin. ALS in

French, signed “Aug. Rodin,” one page, 4.25 x 6.75, July 18, 1899. Written to his collaborator Emilia Cimino, regarding the unveiling of his statue ‘Eve.’ In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Cimino was also an artist and spent time with Rodin in his studio. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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511. George Sand. Eminent French author (1804–1876), born Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, better known by the masculine pen name she adopted early in her career. An early feminist, she also earned a footnote in musical history as the longtime romantic companion of pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin. ALS in French, one page, 4.75 x 8, personal letterhead, August 21, 1864. Brief letter to an unidentified recipient. In full (translated): “Thank you for the few lines and above all for your kind note so full of good memories and good welcome for me.” Double cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of Sand to an overall size of 18 x 15. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“There is no such animal as a totalitarian Socialist, Individualist, Democrat, Tory, or Whig: there are only human beings, described by Carlyle as mostly fools” 512. George Bernard Shaw. Questionnaire, signed at the con-

clusion, “’First serial right’ to International News Service, G. Bernard Shaw, 25 Jany 1948,” two pages, 8 x 10.25, International News Service letterhead, sent to Shaw by James E. Brown. Brown presents four questions to Shaw in his letter, which Shaw answers in dark red ink. Questionnaire reads, “1.) Do you approve of Mr. Bevin’s proposals for a western European union? [Shaw:] I do not see what else Mr. Bevin can do under the circumstances than play for what union he can get in Europe or elsewhere out of politically uneducated electorates and pseudo-statesmen who do not know what their shibboleths mean. Meanwhile he must borrow what he can from the U. S. A. in view of the general European bilking that followed 1918, and the frequent prodigious bilk that is politely called devaluation of the franc. Poincaré over again! 2.) Do you believe some measure of material prosperity in western Europe will halt the spread of Communism? [Shaw:] No. I believe that the spread of Communism will enormously increase the material prosperity of the world if civilization be not wrecked by childish rulers playing with atomic bombs and the like. Even the atomic may be superseded by the discovery of a poison gas lighter than air, which will kill men without destroying their works. That would civilize us if anything can. 3.) Do you agree with Mr. Churchill that the western powers ‘should bring matters to a head’ with the Soviet Union before the Russians perfect the atom bomb? [Shaw:] That depends on what the head is. A thick head may mean war. A clear head may save the situation, for a while at least. The clearest head available at present is Stalin’s; but no man is more dangerously misunderstood both here and in the U. S. S. R. where his official supremacy is in fact as precarious that we in the west should give him all the support and countenance in our power. Stalin is a Communist in principle; but so was Trotsky, who declared him to be a vulgar ugly upstart poisoner, and would have had

him shot had he supplanted him in the Politbureau. The issue between them was between Fabian tactics, a British invention (called H. F. P. in Russia) and instantaneous catastrophic universal economic revolution throughout the world: a flat impossibility. It is for us to back Stalin as an arch Fabian against the world, including Russia. 4.) Do you feel the ‘straight speaking’ to Russia now in vogue in Britain and the U. S. A. will prevent war between the East and West by forcing Soviet Russia to delay or halt her world expansion policy? [Shaw:] There has been no straight speaking except from Stalin, who stands for Socialism In A Single Country as against Imperialist expansion. He knows that Soviet Russia cannot afford another war, and has to beware of warmongers in Russia as well (or ill) as in America and the British Commonwealth. He has to deal with Churchillian Tory Democracy, alias Fascism or the annexation of Fabianism for the benefit of the private owners of the natural sources of production, and Labour Party chiefs like ours, who are actually to the Right of Mr Churchill with their senseless denunciations of Communism as such, and of Totalitarianism, which is Anarchism; for a law that is not totalitarian is no law. The real mischief is the silly notion that constitutional policy can be totalitarian. All civilisation begins and endures with Communism. Nobody proposes to decommunise our streets, bridges, water, police, courts of justice and the rest, nor to abolish Cobdenist free trade utterly. Without Communism we should starve. Without Cobdenism we should stagnate. Without Fascism betwixt and between the transition to Socialism would not work. There is no such animal as a totalitarian Socialist, Individualist, Democrat, Tory, or Whig: there are only human beings, described by Carlyle as mostly fools. But I must bid you gooday, as I doubt whether you understand a word I am saying.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and scattered wrinkling. Interesting insight into Shaw’s opinions of the European political climate after World War II. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) | 121


Accenting his book with an adorable sketch of Rosie 513. Maurice Sendak. Signed book: The Sign on Rosie’s

Door. First edition. NY: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Hardcover, 7 x 9, 47 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “Dec. ’61, For Minnie Kane—Best wishes!, Maurice Sendak,” adding a cute sketch of Rosie hiding under her blanket. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/ None. Blue illustrated cloth-covered boards; light rubbing along edges; minor bump at spinetail; tiny holes from binding staples on hinges; and a few minor spots of soiling (to exterior and interior pages). A well-done and charming image of one of Sendak’s lesser-known characters. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

514. 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)

Shortly after receiving his 1962 Pulitzer, Steinbeck works to turn Viva Zapata into a musical 515. John Steinbeck. DS, ten onionskin pages, 8.5 x 11, June 11, 1963. Agreement between Steinbeck and David Merrick granting him the rights to turn his Viva Zapata screenplay into a musical. In part: “The sole author of the motion picture shooting script concerning the story of the life and activities of Emiliano Zapata (hereinafter called the ‘Work’); that the said Work is original with and has not been copied or adapted from any other work; that the said Work was used as the basis for the motion picture entitled ‘ZAPATA’, produced by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation…the Owner hereby grants to the Producer the sole and exclusive right to cause a dramatic-musical adaptation (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Play’) to be written based upon and utilizing the said work.” Signed on page eight by Steinbeck and Merrick, and signed again on the last page by Steinbeck, being an amendment which reads, in part, “if negotiations and/or agreement with the Authors of the musical play shall require same, the size and prominence of my credits may be reduced to seventy-five (75%) percent of that accorded the Authors of the musical play.” Merrick has also initialed the document 25 times. In fine condition, with staple to top left and a bit of light toning and creasing. Accompanied by two letters and typed notes (not from Steinbeck), each related to the Zapata contract, including one to Steinbeck’s literary agent, Annie Laurie William, signed by Merrick’s lawyer Benjamin Aslan. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“For this Life and Eternity, Trust in the Lord, And do good” 516. Harriet Beecher Stowe. AQS on

an off-white 6.75 x 4.5 card, signed “Harriet Beecher Stowe, Feb’y 20, 1888.” Stowe pens a religious quote. In full: “A noble Life-Rule—For this Life and Eternity, Trust in the Lord, And do good.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

519. Rabindranath Tagore. Bengali poet, playwright, philosopher, and author (1861–1941) who became the first non-European to win a Nobel Prize (Literature) in 1913. Ink signature, “Rabindranath Tagore,” on a white 3.5 x 2.25 card. In fine condition, with some light impressions to corners from mounting remnants on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The British father of photography’s economic theory explained in a rare letter 517. Henry Fox Talbot. British inventor and photography pioneer

(1800–1877) who introduced the calotype process in 1841; he was also active in politics, serving as a member of Parliament between 1832 and 1835. Rare ALS signed “H. Fox Talbot,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9, no date but circa 1832. Letter to Henry Petty, 3rd Marquess of Landsdowne regarding what he considers a new method of taxation, that he explains at length. In part: “Considering the great disappointment which prevails throughout the country on the subject of the house & window tax, and malt tax…I wish the Parliament would be prevailed upon to reconsider their financial measures—those measures might be quite correct, financially speaking; but the moral effect of them upon a country already dissatisfied is too important not to deserve to be taken into consideration…this dissatisfaction, and partial alarm has of itself a tendency to diminish the revenue, while tranquility and contentment has an undoubted tendency to increase it.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). An early letter, and one of a handful of Talbot that have been offered in the market in the past 35 years. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

518. Paul Verlaine. Famed and highly influential French poet (1844–1896). Though he produced

such lasting classics as Poèmes saturniens and Romances sans paroles, he is probably better known for his tumultuous love affair with the prodigiously gifted teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud. ALS in French, signed “P. Verlaine,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, October 3. Short untranslated letter to Catull Mendes informing him that Ladislas Loevy will draw a portrait of him that will be used for the frontispiece of his next book. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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One of ToulouseLautrec’s last letters

520. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. ALS in French, signed “H. T. Lautrec,” one page, 4.5 x 7, Bordeaux, no date, but July 1900. Lautrec writes to the famous actor and director André Antoine (1858-1943) to congratulate him on his being decorated with the Legion of Honour. Antoine, who created the important Theatre Antoine, is the subject of three lithographs and three drawings by Lautrec. This is one of the last recorded letters in Lautrec’s general correspondence that is not written to a close collaborator or a member of his family. At this point, his health was so badly affected by his alcoholism that he would soon suffer a series of strokes at the young age of 36; he died fourteen months later in his family’s chateau, after spending the last semester of his life as an invalid. In fine condition, with subtle edge soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

The War of the Worlds author pleads to a producer for two tickets to a sold-out play 521. H. G. Wells. ALS, one page, 7 x 9, personal letterhead, January 4, 1933. Letter to British theatrical manager Charles B. Cochran. In full: “I want to see Escape Me Never. I am going out of town on Monday. I can’t buy any tickets for either Friday or Saturday; they are sold out. Can you–tell somebody to do something about it, so that I can get two seats or a loge either Friday or Saturday, evening or matinee. Don’t let this bother you but if a wave by your hand can do it, please wave your hand.” At the bottom of the letter Cochran has typed in red beneath Wells’s letter: “I have fixed him for to-night. I told him you were keeping two seats back for someone who might have wanted them and you said he could have them.” Central horizontal and vertical folds, some rusty marks to edges, as well as some scattered toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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522. Stanford White. Dis-

tinguished American architect (1853–1906) who was a leading figure of the ‘Beaux Arts’ movement, best known for his opulent mansions and for the second Madison Square Garden. He was fatally shot and killed in the roof garden theatre of the Landmark by the husband of actress Evelyn Nesbit in retribution for a long-ago affair. LS, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, McKim, Mead & White Architects letterhead, November 13, 1890. Letter to a gentleman. In full: “As soon as we have got the West Point Monument in its final shape, I shall be very happy to send you a drawing of it.” In very good condition, with irregular toning to borders and numerous stray ink blots to the top. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Enormous Whitman signature

523. Walt Whitman. Splendid ink signature, “Walt Whitman,” on an off-white 6 x 1.25 lightly-lined slip. In fine condition, with three vertical folds passing through single letters of signature, not detracting from the large and bold appearance of the nearly 5˝ signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Mary Power, Cap Garland and Ida Brown died years ago and I have lost track of the others in my stories” 525. Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Author (1867– 1 9 5 7 ) fa m o u s for writing Little House on the Prairie. Uncommon ALS, one page, 5 x 8, June 28, 1949. Letter to an admirer. In part: “I am glad you like my stories so much. I am the only one of my family living. Mary Power, Cap Garland and Ida Brown died years ago and I have lost track of the others in my stories.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and some light wrinkling and creasing. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Excerpt from the Pulitzer Prizewinning ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ 526. Tennessee Williams.

524. Andrew Wyeth. Rare vintage glossy 10 x 8 doubleweight

photo of Wyeth’s 1950 painting of a rowboat at the water’s edge, entitled ‘Spindrift,’ signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ink “Greetings to Mr. & Mrs. James Kingsland Jr., from Andrew Wyeth.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and cracks to the emulsion, some affecting portions of the signature. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Souvenir typescript, one page, 8.5 x 11, from the beginning of Act One of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, beginning, “Margaret: (Shouting above roar of water): One of those no-neck monsters hit me with a hot buttered biscuit so I have t’change.” Signed at the bottom in black felt tip, “Tennessee Williams 1977.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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527. Ansel Adams

528. Vicente Aleixandre

529. Artists

530. Isaac Asimov

531. Authors and Artists

532. W. R. Burnett

533. Ray Bradbury

534. Pearl S. Buck

535. Henri Cartier-Bresson

536. Tom Clancy

537. Wilkie Collins

538. James Fenimore Cooper

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539. Camille Corot MB $100

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540. Benedetto Croce

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541. George Cruikshank MB $100

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543. Richard Harding Davis

544. Gustave Dore

545. Lawrence Ferlinghetti

546. C. S. Forester

547. Anatole France

548. Anatole France

549. French Authors

550. Eugene Fromentin

551. Erle Stanley Gardner

552. Jean Leon Gerome

553. Allen Ginsberg

554. Graham Greene

555. Zane Grey

556. Keith Haring

557. Bret Harte

558. Ernest Hemingway: Gregorio Fuentes

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559. DuBose Heyward

560. Al Hirschfeld

561. Al Hirschfeld

562. Al Hirschfeld

563. Al Hirschfeld

564. Al Hirschfeld

565. Al Hirschfeld

566. Al Hirschfeld

567. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

568. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

569. Yousuf Karsh

570. Ken Kesey

571. Stephen King

572. Stephen King

573. Selma Lagerlof

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574. Harper Lee MB $200


575. Gaston Leroux

576. Doris Lessing

577. Roy Lichtenstein

578. Roy Lichtenstein

579. Norman Mailer MB $100

580. W. Somerset Maugham

581. W. Somerset Maugham

582. Henry Miller

583. Alfred Munnings

584. Felix Nadar

585. LeRoy Neiman

586. Mario Puzo

587. Robert Rauschenberg

588. Damon Runyon

589. Siegfried Sassoon

590. Ernest Thompson Seton

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591. Dr. Seuss

592. Richard B. Sheridan

593. Mickey Spillane

594. William Styron

595. Alice B. Toklas

596. John Updike

597. Victor Vasarely

598. Edgar Wallace

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600. Andy Warhol

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601. Andy Warhol

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603. Andy Warhol

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602. Andy Warhol

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604. Tom Wesselmann

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comic art & animation 607. Gene A hern.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of Major Hoople on an offwhite 6 x 3.5 album page dated August 8, 1929. In fine condition, with a couple small spots of staining to the left side. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

610. Walter Berndt.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of Smitty and Herby on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page dated August 29, 1929, signed in black ink, “Berndt.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

608. Sergio Aragones.

611. Mel Blanc. Color

Original vintage signed ink sketch of a man karate chopping a sombrero, with the words “Viva Karate” affixed above him, on an off-white 9.75 x 11.5 cardstock sheet, signed in blue ballpoint, “Aragones 69.” Light scattered toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

609. Dick Ayers. Two

sketches: a printed color sketch of the Fantastic Four on an off-white 8 x 10 cardstock sheet, signed in blue felt tip, “Best Wishes! Dick Ayers”; and an original signed felt tip sketch of the Ghost Rider on an off-white 4 x 6 card. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

8 x 10 cardstock photo of Blanc amongst his characters, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “Eh—what’s up Steve? ‘Bugs Bunny & Gang,’ 12-23-86, Mel Blanc.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

612. Merrill Blosser.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of Freckles McGoosey and another character from Freckles and His Friends on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “Blosser Jan. 1, 1930.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

613. Carl Barks. Legendary Disney artist (1901–2000) known as the ‘Duck

Man’ for inventing ‘Duckberg,’ the home of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Daisy Duck. ALS signed “Carl,” two pages, lightlylined, 5 x 7.25, May 1, 1983. Letter to friends. In part: “Yesterday we went shopping for new furniture for this big house. Saw chances to spend many thousands of dollars. Have to curb our fantasies…Sometime we must go out and find a restaurant serving fresh caught salmon. Maybe they can’t do that until the commercial season starts, but we can beat on the tables and yell at the waitress.” In fine condition, with staple holes to the upper left corner. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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614. Clare Briggs.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of the characters from Mr. and Mrs. on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page dated April 10, 1929, signed in black ink, “Sincerely, Briggs.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

618. Cartoonists. Three items consisting of two original sketches and one comic strip: signed and inscribed felt tip sketch of Billy from Family Circus on a white 4 x 6 card, signed and inscribed, “Hi to the McNamara Family Circus! Bil Keane, 1-22-96”; felt tip sketch of Dennis the Menace on an off-white 6 x 4 card, signed and inscribed, “Just for James! Hank Ketcham, 7-28-93”; and a hand-inked comic art, 17.25 x 5.5, signed and inscribed in the upper border in black felt tip, “Best Wishes Jane, from Mark Trail and Jack Elrod.” Also signed in the first panel by Elrod, using his stylized signature. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

615. Ernie Bushmiller.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of a scene with Fritzi Ritz on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To H. M. le Coney—Sincerely—Ernie Bushmiller, 1929.” In fine condition, with a couple small spots of staining to the left side. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

616. Al Capp. DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, January 8, 1970. Standard AFTRA contract in which Capp agrees to appear on The Merv Griffin Show on the same day in exchange for $265. Signed at the conclusion in ballpoint by Capp. A standard AFTRA rider is stapled to the main document at the top. In fine condition, with expected document wear. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

619. George Clark. Original vintage

signed pencil sketch of an old man observing a younger lady on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed and inscribed in pencil, “To H. M. le Coney, from Geo. Clark, ’29.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

620. Wood Cowan.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of the characters from Mom ‘n’ Pop on an offwhite 6 x 3.5 album page, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To my friend H. M. le Coney—Wood Cowan, Jan. 5, 1930.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

617.

Cartoonists.

Collection of six ink sketches or signatures on individual off-white 6 x 3.5 album pages, each dated 1929 or 1930. Sketches are by J. Carver Pusey, Stanley Armstrong, and Irving Knickerbocker, and signatures are by Robert Ripley, Bud Fisher, and Sol Hess. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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621. Jim Davis. Three items: TLS, one page, 5.5 x 8.75, Garfield letterhead, October 15, 1992, responding to an autograph request; and two felt tip signatures, “Jim Davis,” on individual off-white 4.5 x 6 cards featuring images of Garfield and Odie. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


622. Billy DeBeck. Original vintage signed ink and pencil sketch of Barney Google on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “DeBeck 1930.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

623. Walt Disney. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Walt Disney,” on an off-white 4.25 x 5.5

sheet of Disney’s Mickey Mouse stationery. A horizontal fold through a small portion of last name of signature, old tape remnants around signature, and a few creases, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Phil Sears COA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Vibrant celluloid reproduction from his romantic classic Lady and the Tramp 624. Walt Disney. Colorful vintage reproduction of

an original celluloid drawing actually used in the Walt Disney production of Lady and the Tramp, 12 x 9, showing Lady, Tramp, their puppies, Jock, and Trusty and housed in its original 17.5 x 15.75 presentation mat, with the pencil caption, “Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp,” written under the image. Signed and inscribed on the mat in red artist pencil (circa 1950s– 1960s), “To Carrie—My best wishes, Walt Disney.” Accompanied by the the original brown backing which bears the original label from Walt Disney Productions, detailing the animation process and important museums which contain Disney art. Label reads, in part: “This is a reproduction of an original celluloid drawing, actually used in the Walt Disney production of Lady and the Tramp. It is one of a select few that have been released…Walt Disney originals are included in many important museums and private collections. Notable among these are: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, etc.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered mild toning and foxing to the mat, and a light corner crease passing through the final letter of the signature. Accompanied by a preliminary approval letter from Phil Sears. Pre-certified Phil Sears and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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The Disney empire’s fiscal creators, WED Enterprises

625. Walt Disney. DS, signed “Walter E. Disney,” one page, 8.5 x 11, February 15, 1960. Waiver reads, “We, the undersigned, as Voting

Trustees of WED Enterprises, Inc., being all of the shareholders of said corporation, waive notice of the annual meeting of the shareholders of said corporation held on the 15th day of February, 1960, and do hereby approve and adopt the foregoing as the minutes of said meeting.” Nicely signed at the conclusion by Disney and countersigned by William H. D. Cotrell. Attractively matted and framed with a Fantasia program cover, a book portrait of Disney, and several smaller color images of Disney characters, to an overall size of 29.75 x 23. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Phil Sears. Walter Elias Disney founded the company in 1952, lending his initials to its name, in order to fund and oversee the development of Disneyland. In the 1950s, the notion of building an amusement park without a Ferris wheel or roller coaster seemed like a losing proposition to many, so Disney had to fund it himself. He provided the startup money for the park from his own personal fortune, funneled through WED Enterprises. Since it was a separate entity from the Walt Disney Company, the development of the park could be conducted in secret and without disclosure to shareholders. Today, the company is called Walt Disney Imagineering. A fantastic relic from the early days of one of America’s most famous places. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

626. Edwina Dumm. Two origi-

nal hand-inked Tippie comic strips, each approximately 23 x 5.5, circa 1930s–40s, depicting the humorous lives of Cap Stubbs and his dog, Tippie. Both are signed in a panel, “Edwina.” Various tack holes, expected production marks, and toning to borders, otherwise overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

627. Carl Ed.

Original vintage signed ink and colored pencil sketch of Harold Teen on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page dated August 21, 1929. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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628. Friz Freleng. Original hand-painted production cel of Daffy Duck from ‘Bugs Bunny’s 1001 Rabbit Tales,’ 12 x 9.5, signed in black felt tip by Freleng. Cel bears a gold Warner Bros. stamp to the lower right and a handwritten 1982 copyright notice. Nicely double-matted and framed to an overall size of 19.5 x 16.5. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Warner Bros. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


629. Rube Goldberg.

632. Matt Groening.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of Professor Butts on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “With best love from Professor Butts, R. L. Goldberg, May 1929.” In fine condition, with a couple subtle spots of staining to the left side. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Color glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Simpsons characters, signed and inscribed in red felt tip, “Don’t have a cow, Joe!!! Your pal, Matt Groening, 1/4/1990,” adding a sketch of Bart in the lower left corner. Overall toning and portions of ink slightly faded, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

633. Matt Groening.

630. Chester Gould. Original vintage signed ink sketch of Dick Tracy on an off-white 3.5 x 6 album page. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

631. Matt Groening.

Color 31 x 22 poster of the Simpson family reading, signed in gold ink, “Your pals, the Simpsons and Matt Groening, 1-21-1991,” along with a large sketch of Bart to the lower left. Rolled and in fine condition, with a couple surface spots to the left side and light edge wear. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Original pencil production sketch of Marge holding Maggie with an expression of impending doom, and a notation in the top right corner, “Marge: “NO…,” on an off-white 12.5 x 10.5 sheet, signed in pencil by Groening. Some scattered light wrinkling, usual animators’ markings and notations, and a bisecting vertical fold, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

634. Milt Gross. Original

vintage signed ink sketch of a silly chef on an offwhite 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “Sincerely, Milt Gross, June 28, ’29.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Rare sketch from Raggedy Ann’s creator 635. Johnny Gruelle. American writer and illustrator (1880– 1938) whose stories featuring the rag dolls Raggedy Ann and Andy take a place among the most beloved and best-selling children’s literature of all time. Original vintage signed ink and colored pencil sketch of a well-to-do man smoking a cigar while walking his dog on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “Johnny Gruelle, Jan. 31—1930.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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636. Ethel Hays. Origi-

nal vintage si g n e d i n k sketch of F l a p p e r Fanny on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page dated October 3, 1929. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

640. Charles W. Kahles.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of Hairbreadth Harry characters Relentless Rudolph and Beautiful Belinda talking about being in an autograph book on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page dated December 1, 1929, signed in black ink, “C. W. Kahles.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

637. A. E. Hayward.

Original vintage signed pencil sketch of Sam Smithers from Somebody’s Stenog on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page dated October 16, 1929. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

638. Walter Hoban.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of Jerry upside down on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page dated January 1930, signed in black ink, “There are two ways of looking at this picture—turn the book upside down or stand on your head. Hoban, ‘Jerry on the Job.’” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

639. Charley Hughes.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of Zippo the Monk from Hughes’ Zoo on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “Best wishes, Zippo the Monk, Charley Hughes, 1-10-30.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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641. Hank Ketcham.

Signed book: The Merchant of Dennis the Menace. First edition. NY: Abbeville Press, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.25 x 9.5, 256 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black felt tip, “Hank Ketcham, 10-9-90,” along with a small sketch of his famous character. In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

642. Frank King. Origi-

nal vintage signed ink sketch of a character from Gasoline Alley on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page dated 1929, signed in black ink, “King.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

643. Harold Knerr.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of characters from The Katzenjammer Kids on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “Knerr ’29.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


644. J. Norman Lynd.

Detailed original vintage signed ink sketch of realistic characters on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “J. Norman Lynd, January 11th 1930.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

645. George McManus.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of Jiggs and Maggie on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “Geo. McManus, 1931.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

646. Tom McNamara. Origi-

nal vintage si g n e d i n k sketch of his characters Teddy, Mack, and Mary on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “Tom McNamara, Aug. 19th ’29.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

647. Frederick Opper. Origi-

nal vintage signed ink and pencil sketch of Happy Hooligan on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “Frederick B. Opper, Jan. 13, 1930.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

648. Charles M. Payne.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of a character from S’Matter, Pop? on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “With best wishes of Payne, Aug. 20, 1929.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

649. Charles Schulz. TLS

signed “Sparky,” one page, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, December 18, 1978. Letter to Bill Mahan. In full: “I sent the following to Doubleday: ‘Usually, I have several different books going at once, but I read The Moviola Man straight through.’ I really did like your book, and I am positive that it will be a hit. I’m very happy for you.” A slightly trimmed top edge and staple holes to top left corner, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

650. Charles Schulz.

Highly soughtafter original signed and inscribed felt tip full-length sketch of Snoopy sitting in some grass on an off-white 5.25 x 8 sheet, signed and inscribed, “for Lois–Charles M. Schulz.” In fine condition. The inscription could easily be matted out to make an excellent presentation of one of Peanuts’s most beloved characters. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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651. Charles D. Small.

655. Myron Waldman.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of Salesman Sam on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “Yours truly, C. D. Small—Jany. 9, 1930.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Limited edition handpainted animation cel of Popeye entitled ‘Flexing for Betty,’ numbered AP 40/50, 12.5 x 10.25, signed in black ink by Waldman, and set against a pre-printed color cardstock background to an overall size of 13.75 x 11.75. Cel bears a 2000 King Features limited edition gold stamp. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

652. Sidney Smith.

656. Myron Waldman.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of his Gump character saying, “Oh Min!” on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To H. M. le Coney, with best wishes from Sidney Smith.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Limited edition handpainted animation cel of Popeye fishing entitled ‘The Big One,’ numbered AP 35/50, 12.5 x 10.25, signed in gold ink by Waldman, and set against a pre-printed color cardstock background to an overall size of 13.75 x 11.75. Cel bears a 2000 King Features limited edition gold stamp. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

653. Cliff Sterrett.

657. Gluyas Wi l l i a m s .

Original vintage signed ink sketch of the characters from Polly and Her Pals on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in black ink, “Cliff Sterrett, Jan. 2, ’30.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Original vintage signed ink sketch of an old man tipping his cap on an offwhite 6 x 3.5 album page dated June 30, 1929, signed in black ink, “With best wishes from Gluyas Williams.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

654. Frank Willard.

659. Chic Young.

Original vintage signed pencil sketch of Moon Mullins on an off-white 6 x 3.5 album page, signed in pencil, “Willard, May 27, 1930.” In fine condition, with some light brushing to graphite. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Original vintage signed ink sketch of the characters from Dumb Dora on an offwhite 6 x 3.5 album page dated November 8, 1929, signed and inscribed in black ink, “With best wishes to H. M. le Coney, Dora, Rod and Chic Young.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


classic music 660. Emma Albani. Renowned

663. Gilbert Duprez. French tenor

singer (1847–1930) who was the first Canadian to become an international opera star, performing for the likes of Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm I, and Czar Alexander II. Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.25 real photo postcard featuring a portrait of Albani with a few bars of music below, signed in black ink, “E. Albani Gye, 1908.” In fine condition, with skipping to ink at end of signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

and singing teacher (1806–1896) known for pioneering the delivery of the operatic high C from the chest. ALS in French, signed “G. Duprez,” one page, 4.25 x 6.75, October 18, 1878. Untranslated letter to a gentleman. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

661. Alexander B r a i l o w s k y.

AMQS on an offwhite 8 x 5.75 sheet. Brailowsky pens four intricate bars identified at the top, “Chopin, Concerto. Op. 77,” signing under the quote, “Recuerdo de A. Brailowsky, Julio 17, 1939.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

662. Enrico Caruso. Vintage ink

signature, “Enrico Caruso, London, 1907,” on an offwhite 3.5 x 2.25 card. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

664. Charles Gounod. French composer (1818–1893) known

for his opera, Faust, and for his composition of ‘Ave Maria.’ ALS in French, signed “Ch. Gounod,” one page on a folding 4.25 x 5.5 postcard, January 24, 1893. Untranslated letter to Madame Bodley. Address panel to reverse is also filled out in Gounod’s hand. In fine condition, with light soiling to edges and an ink notation to bottom. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare Chopin envelope to his friend, a renowned cellist 665. Frederic Chopin. Polish composer (1810–1849) considered one of the great masters of Romantic music. Hand-addressed envelope, 5.25 x 2.25, addressed by Chopin in pencil to cellist and composer, “Monsieur Franchomme, 10 La Brayire.” Reverse of envelope retains a small fragment of the wax seal. In very good condition, with writing a shade or two light, a few creases, and a bit of scattered light toning. In 1833 Chopin and Franchomme performed together. Chopin dedicated his Sonata for Cello and piano in G minor, op. 65 to him. A true musical rarity. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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44 original drawings by the iconic Italian tenor 666. Enrico Caruso. Remarkably unique custom-bound hardcover album, 15.5 x 19.5, containing 44 caricature drawings by Enrico Caruso. Each drawing—31 in pencil or graphite and the remainder in ink, crayon, or pencil traced over in ink—has been sleeved into a mat, and the mat sheets bound into the album. The drawings range in size from approximately 7.75 x 4 to 12 x 8.5. Sketches primarily feature portraits of men in profile, but also include men in formal wear, a clown figure, a singer in a Shakespearean costume, an abstract sketch, a person in manacles, a woman in profile, and a self-portrait. Two sketches signed “Enrico Caruso” and three signed on the reverse, one “E. Caruso” and the others “Enrico Caruso.” Sixteen items bear show-through from the reverse of either numbers, dates, initials, or possible signatures. In fine condition, with scattered light toning to the pages, one mat page loose, and some wear to the gilt lettering. The album was once housed within a secondary cover, with the spine and front board detached and the back board barely attached. Caruso was not only the most famous—and best—tenor who ever lived, he also could draw gorgeous caricatures. This immense volume is a superior example of this artistic touch. The high-quality sketches also show hints of Caruso’s humorous side in some of their make-up, as caricatures are wont to do, with elongated and exaggerated features. Although research has shown that some of the examples here are similar in design to Caruso drawings that have been reproduced throughout the years—comparable examples can be found in his son’s book, Caruso’s Caricatures—the exact drawings here do not appear to have ever before been published. Among the 44 likenesses are depictions of French composer Gustave Charpentier, conductor Nahan Franko, and violinist Mischa Elman, as well as a self-caricature of Caruso in Les Huguenots. According to the consignor, this truly one-of-a-kind collection was originally the property of their father, a minor Italian tenor whose family lived in Chicago from the 1930s onward. Accompanied by a 2010 insurance appraisal of the collection. Truly an incredible item worthy of having its praises sung! RRAuction COA.…(MB $500)

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669. Ruggero Leoncavallo.

667. Fromental Halevy. French composer of over thirty operas, best known for La Juive (1799–1862). Untranslated ALS in French, signed “F. Halevy,” one page, 4.25 x 6.75, November 28, 1856. Scattered fingerprint marks, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

AMQS on an off-white 5 x 3.5 deckle-edge card. Leoncavallo pens two bars of music and lyrics from his opera Rolando, signed at the bottom, “R. Leoncavallo,” and dated at the top, “9.2.1905.” In very good condition, with toning to left side of card as well as right corner tips, and some light mirroring of ink along bottom. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

668. Jascha Heifetz. Terrific vintage

glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo of the violinist in a pinstriped suit, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Miss Elimore Sayre—All good wishes—Jascha Heifetz, Jan. 18, 1941.” In fine condition, with light scattered creases and surface impressions. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

670. 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 signed “Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt,” one page, 4.25 x 6.75, December 14, no year. Letter to a Lord. In part: “How extremely kind of you to send us, for the second time, such splendid gruse [sic]!” In fine condition, with various horizontal folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

671. Pietro Mascagni. Italian composer (1863–1945) whose 1890 masterpiece ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ takes a place among the most beloved staples of the operatic repertoire. Untranslated ALS in Italian, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6 x 6.75, Hotel Plaza Roma letterhead, September 30, 1929. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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672. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Pro-

digiously gifted German Romantic composer (1809– 1847). His musical output represents virtually every form and genre of the era, ranging from piano and chamber music to symphonies and other orchestral music to such large-scale choral masterpieces. ALS in French, one page, 5 x 5.25, no date. Letter of thanks to an unidentified recipient for an invitation noting that he is pleased to accept it and will come next Friday. Matted and framed with a portrait of the composer to an overall size of 16.25 x 10.5. Uniform toning, and intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

674. Ethelbert Nevin. ALS,

two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5.5, black-bordered Vineacre letterhead, October 20, 1899. Letter to Margaret J. Lang. In full: “I am indeed grateful for the charming picture–I have a little place near my writings table for you & M’lle Chaminade. We hope to see you all some time this winter, as just as soon as I am thru’ with a job lot of proof correcting, my wife and I are going to New York, then for a little visit to Boston–Give our warm greetings to one & all.” In fine condition, with a few light pencil remnants along top edge of first page. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

675. William Primrose.

673. Moritz Moszkowski. Well-respected pianist and composer (1854–1925). Untranslated ALS in French, one page, 4.75 x 7.75, June 1885. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scottish violist (1904–1982) who played in the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini. In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II made him a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Vintage ballpoint signature, “William Primrose,” on a light blue 6 x 4.5 album page with typed collector’s notations along bottom edge. Page is affixed to an identical size magnetic album page. A light block of toning over last name of signature as well as a tape remnant near top, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


Intricate page from Puccini’s unfinished love story ‘Turandot’

676. 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.’ Autograph musical manuscript, in pencil, on both sides of a 9.25 x 13 off-white sheet of musically-lined paper. Puccini writes 26 bars of music from the final of ‘Turandot,’ writing at the top of the page, “Stacco per duettone.” In very good condition, with a few small creases and edge tears, and some toning and dampstaining, not affecting legibility. The opera was unfinished at the time of Puccini’s death in 1924 and was completed by Franco Alfano in 1926. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

“Not to answer letters has become sickness by me” 678. Jean Sibelius. TLS in Swed-

677. Gustave Roger. Distinguished French tenor (1815–1879).

Untranslated ALS in French, signed “G. Roger,” one page, 5.25 x 8, no date. Affixed to a same-size sheet. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

ish, boldly signed in pencil, one page, 6 x 7.5, January 3, 1945. Letter addressed to a “Dear old friend.” In full (translated): “Please forgive me and my ignorance for not answering your dear letter earlier. Not to answer letters has become sickness by me. Sending you the wanted signature with my warmest regards to your beautiful Miss Vala and yourself.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a mailing envelope which was used to forward the letter to a third party. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Presenting a first edition of his ‘Socrate’ to the singer who premiered it to the world, complete with corrections in the composer’s hand 679. Erik Satie. Colorful French composer (1866–1925), who was one of the primary influences on the

younger generation of avant-garde French composers in the early decades of the 20th-century. Printed hardbound first edition piano/vocal score of ‘Socrate’ by Satie, 9.25 x 12.5, 71 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page to mezzo-soprano Marya Freund, “A Madame Maria Freund, Respectueusment, Erik Satie.” There are 16 corrections in ink for wrong notes by Satie, as well as a date in his hand, May 1918, on the last page. In addition, there are many notes in blue pencil for instrumentation and in red pencil for dynamics (all done in an unknown hand, possibly that of Willem Mengelberg or the Dutch conductor Jaap Spaanderman), indicating that the score was used in a performance with orchestra. There are also many notations for phrasing in regular pencil, probably done by the singer herself—cresc, rit, mistérieux, large grand, retarder, a tempo, dolcemente, sempre cantando, préparer, intime, and disparato. Autographic condition: very good, with mild toning, a ‘Bibliotheek Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam’ stamp to the signed page, and a portion of the upper edge trimmed, not affecting the signature or inscription. Book condition: VG-/None. Quarter-bound in deep green leather and speckled paper; heavy wear to edges; spine darkened and rubbed; large abrasion across lower portion of spine and surrounding areas, presumably from a removed label; second smaller abrasion to front upper corner; piece of tape over small tear at front fore-edge; remnants of removed label on front pastedown; small ink stamp to second ffep, title-page, and page 1; small tear to first two feps; hinge at title-page neatly re-enforced; textblock yellowed; expected rubbing and soiling. A frequently used but strikingly beautiful book with strong binding: the nature of the mostly superficial flaws—at the hands of the musicians who brought the piece to life—only add to the charm. Freund gave the world premiere of ‘Socrate,’ with orchestra, in Paris on June 7, 1920. The piece was originally commissioned by Princesse Edmond de Polignac, and Satie designed it as a ‘symphonic drama’ for four voices, with the text drawn entirely from passages referring to Socrates from Plato’s dialogues. The resultant piece was unusually repetitive, tranquil, lucid, and unimpassioned—at the public premiere in 1920, the audience was puzzled and unsure how to react. In years since, ‘Socrate’ has been much acclaimed and considered by many Satie’s greatest achievement. John Cage considered it one of the most significant works ever written, and the piece cast great influence over 20th century art. An exceptional association and unique item—the great avant-garde composer’s masterwork presented to its first singer. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) 144 | July 17, 2013 | CLASSIC MUSIC


681. Igor Stravinsky. Russian-born composer (1882–1971) whose distinctive, colorful, constantly evolving style earned him a place among the most influential composers in music history. His ballets The Firebird, Petrouchka, and Rite of Spring represent three central benchmarks of 20th-century music. TLS in French, signed “I. Str.,” one page, 8.5 x 11, July 4, 1940. Letter to renowned violinist Samuel Dushkin. In full (translated): “Just a few words to explain this declaration (attached): We are about to put together all our papers in order to stay here permanently. Would you be good enough to sign this document with your legalised signature, signed in the presence of a notarised official, and return to me forthwith by courier. Let me know at the same time what fees I need to reimburse you with. I’d like to write you a longer letter, but at the moment I am incapable of speaking about all the things that fill my thoughts and my soul. No news from over there from anybody. It’s very hard.” Stravinsky adds a brief handwritten postscript under his signature sending wishes to Dushkin’s wife. In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

After premiering The Kiss, the composer is uneasy about a rural orchestra performing his opera: “Each individual musician prefers to listen to himself alone and does not know how to adapt to the whole” 682. Bedrich Smetana. Distinguished Czech composer (1824– 1884) best known for his colorful symphonic poem The Moldau and the opera The Bartered Bride. Rare ALS in Czech, signed “Bedr. Smetana,” one page, lightly-lined both sides, 5.5 x 8.5, December 8, 1876. Letter reads, in full (translated): “I am indebted to you for your gracious intentions in wishing to perform several numbers from my opera for the rural public. But to my regret, I must remark that at least for now it is not possible to carry out such a thing. The piano part of the opera no longer exists, I have not yet had time for it and if my opera is to be published, no individual numbers may be copied as no publisher would then accept such a publicized opera. And in regard to numbers with an orchestra, I must admit singing outside is much more lovely for me when only accompanied by a piano. Even the best rural orchestras have a great defect, that they are not accustomed to accompanying singing and each individual musician prefers to listen to himself alone and does not know how to adapt to the whole. I know this from experience. I am not merely against this should you decide as you wrote in Jicin—where they performed during a concert of the overture with orchestra. You may leave it to Mr. Capek to describe. But under such condition that they will not allow it to be copied or conducted anywhere else. As in time, as I hope to publish my orchestral compositions and before such time they may not be reproduced in print.” In fine condition, with some light soiling to the first page. This letter most likely refers to one of Smetana’s most famous and popular operas, The Kiss, which had opened one month earlier at the Prague Provisional Theatre—the most successful premiere of his career. The opera drew from Czech folk and pastoral themes and is regarded as one of his most beautifully cohesive pieces—an impressive feat, as it was the first opera composed after the complete loss of his hearing. The Kiss also marked the first collaboration between Smetana and Eliska Krasnohorska, the librettist for all but one of his future operas. His reluctance to compromise his ability to publish this work is understandable; his deafness forced him to resign as conductor at the Provisional Theatre, and the resulting financial hardship was exacerbated by escalating medical bills. Since The Kiss premiered with such acclaim, royalties from publication would certainly alleviate some of these difficulties. Ultimately, the score was published in 1880 by Urbanek of Prague. In addition to the association with one of his most popular works, Smetana’s discussion of the abilities of inexperienced orchestras is of great interest. An amazingly desirable letter in both musical content and rarity—this being just the third we have offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) | 145


683. Arturo Toscanini and Vladimir Horowitz. Vintage

ink signatures, “Arturo Toscanini” and “Vl. Horowitz,” on individual off-white sheets, each approximately 5.75 x 3.5. In overall fine condition, with a rough bottom edge to the Toscanini sheet due to removal from a program, and intersecting folds to the Horowitz sheet (passing through the signature). Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Desperate and unable to stage Tristan und Isolde, Wagner finds himself “in greatest need of 500 francs” 684. Richard Wagner. ALS in German, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Paris, June 14, 1860. Letter to a patron. In full (translated): “I am today in greatest need of 500 francs. If you could once more grant me this small sum, you would be doing me an enormous favor. Whatever happens, I will give it back to you the day after tomorrow. Would you be so kind as to give the money in an envelope to the bearer of this message?” In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (vertical fold passing through first letter of signature), scattered foxing, and overall toning from previous display. Wagner wrote this letter at a tumultuous point in his life—he was living in exile, his personal relationships were falling apart, and he was beginning to run out of money. Though he had just finished composing Tristan und Isolde—now one of his most famous operas—he could find nowhere in Paris to stage it. His misfortune in Paris would continue into the next year, when he premiered a revised version of Tannhauser that nearly caused riots. Luckily, Wagner was soon granted return to Germany and, in 1864, the newly crowned Ludwig II began to support Wagner’s work, relieving his financial woes of the past. A rare and exceptional letter from a turning point in the composer’s career. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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contemporary music Beatles signatures obtained by D. J. Fontana

690. Beatles. Ballpoint

signature and inscription, “To Jeff, Cheers! Paul McCartney,” and “To Jeff, Best wishes, Ringo Starr,” on individual off-white slips; and a promotional copy of the Beatles Anthology album, signed and inscribed on the back cover in black felt tip, “To Jeff, George Harrison.” All three are double-matted together with three original color candid snapshots of Ringo and a printed John Lennon memoriam to an overall size of 30.5 x 28. A horizontal fold passing through Ringo’s signature, a few creases to both slips, and promotional label affixed to album cover, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. The signatures and candid photos were personally obtained by D. J. Fontana for his son Jeff. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

The Fab Four step out for coffee in late 1962 691. Beatles. Original menu from the Fresco Coffee Bar on Cecil Street in Carlisle, measuring 12.5 x 8 opened, signed on the back cover in blue fountain pen, “Beatles, Paul McCartney xxx,” “George Harrison,” and “John Lennon,” and signed in blue ballpoint, “Ringo Starr xxx.” Program is also signed in ink and pencil by a member of the Kestrels; Irish comedian Dave Allen; and Kenny Lynch, the first artist to record a cover version of a Beatles song (‘Misery’) and one of the celebrities on the album cover of Wings’ Band on the Run. Menu is professionally matted with a color photo of the band, using all acid-free materials, to an overall size of 16 x 20.25, and can be easily removed if desired. In good to very good condition, with irregular adhesion to Lennon’s, McCartney’s, and Harrison’s signatures, resulting in a light and fuzzy appearance, a central horizontal fold, scattered creases and wrinkles, and some light toning and soiling. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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The Fab Four return to Hamburg in 1966 693. Beatles. DSG Train breakfast menu, 4 x 5.5 closed, from the Beatles June 1966 German tour, titled on the front, in German, “Deutschlandtournee de Liverpooler Beatles, Munchen—Essen—Hamburg, 25.—26. 6. 1966.” Inside features a two-page selection of breakfast items and is signed across both pages in blue ballpoint, “John Lennon,” and “George Harrison,” and in black felt tip, “Paul McCartney.” A Ringo Starr signature has been added in an unknown hand, possibly by another band member. In fine condition, with Paul’s signature a bit light due to decreased ink flow (but still completely legible) and some light mounting remnants to back cover. The Beatles’ brief tour of Germany in 1966, called the ‘Bravo-Beatles-Blitztournee,’ consisted of six concerts in three different cities over the course of just two days. It was their only tour of Germany, and culminated in a sort of pilgrimage—it was the first time they had returned to Hamburg since their days at The Star-Club. The DSG provided catering services for the state-run German railway called Deutsche Bundesbahn, which essentially held a monopoly over all rail transportation in the country. An especially interesting association, as the entire production relied on transport via train—the promoters arranged for 18 extra trains to deliver concert-goers to the three different venues, and the Beatles traveled in a special, luxurious train which was used by Queen Elizabeth during her visits to Germany. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $750)

Complete ‘Fab Four’ set acquired during the shooting of Magical Mystery Tour

694. Beatles. Vintage ballpoint signatures dating from 1967, “George Harrison,” “Paul McCartney,” and “Ringo Starr” and a felt tip signature, “John Lennon,” on an off-white 8.5 x 5 sheet. All four signatures, originally obtained in September 1967 on the set of the Magical Mystery Tour in Newquay, England, remain notably large and bold. In fine condition, with two vertical folds, passing through single letters of Starr’s and Harrison’s signatures, and a small crease above Lennon’s signature. Accompanied by an oversized color 13.75 x 9.5 postcard of the Beatles in their Sgt. Pepper uniforms. Signatures of the band from this time period are quite scarce, as the band had stopped touring the year before. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) 148 | July 17, 2013 | CONTEMPORARY MUSIC


Exceptional Beatles signatures acquired in late 1963 695.

Beatles.

Vintage circa 1963 red ballpoint signatures, “John Lennon,” “Paul McCartney,” “George Harrison,” and “Ringo Starr,” on an offwhite 8.25 x 4.5 sheet of lightlylined police visitors log paper. Scattered creases and a light circular stain to the lower left (not affecting any signatures), and the ink a bit light in several letters, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Also includes a typed statement from the original recipient, stating that he was a zookeeper at the London Zoo and acquired the signatures while the Beatles were secretly visiting a restaurant there, as he recalls, for the presentation of a gold record for ‘She Loves You.’ Upon meeting the band, he had them sign the only paper available—using a pen borrowed from Brian Epstein! A remarkable set of signatures from the early days of the Beatles’s stardom. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

John, George, and Ringo sign during their 1963 spring tour 696. Beatles. Vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Janice, love from the Beatles, George Harrison,” “John Lennon,” and “Ringo Starr,” on an off-white 2.5 x 4.25 lightly-lined sheet. Sheet is affixed by the reverse of its left edge to a slightly larger off-white card. In fine condition, with some scattered light spotting, light show-through from a Kenny Lynch signature on the reverse, and the right edge somewhat irregularly clipped to accommodate the crossing of Ringo’s last name. Signatures were originally obtained following a performance at the Granada in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England on March 26, 1963, during their spring 1963 tour supported by Tommy Roe and Chris Montez. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Early and well-loved trio of signatures 697. Beatles. Vintage ballpoint signatures and inscription, “To Penny, Love from Paul McCartney,” “George Harrison (Beatle),” and “Beatles, Ringo Starr,” on individual off-white slips. In good condition, with an old tape repair to a complete vertical separation to Harrison’s slip, affecting last few letters of signature, moderate tape toning to McCartney’s inscription and portion of Ringo’s signature, and creasing to Harrison’s slip. Given the Beatles’ hit ‘Penny Lane,’ McCartney’s inscription is especially endearing. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Ultra rare Lennon ‘Lost Weekend’-era Apple publicity photo with caricature 698. Beatles: John Lennon. Highly desirable glossy

8 x 10 Apple publicity head-and-shoulders photo of Lennon in a dark shirt and sunglasses, signed and inscribed in the lower border in blue ballpoint, “To Cathy, Love, John Lennon 74,” adding a caricature after his signature. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 17.5. In fine condition, with scattered light surface creases, none affecting the signature. It appears this portrait was the basis for the sleeve cover art of Lennon’s single ‘Mind Games.’ Used circa 1973-74, this period was known as Lennon’s ‘Lost Weekend’ in which he separated from Yoko Ono, and was the topic of many tabloid pages for his drunken exploits while living in Los Angeles. Photo is accompanied by two original 45 rpm sleeves for ‘Mind Games,’ both with versions of this image. Provenance: Christie’s 2008 (original tags affixed to back). Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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699. Beatles: George Harrison. Apple Records, Inc. business check, 8 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Harrison, “George Harrison,” payable to Fabrica for £9-15, March 22, 1971. Nicely double-matted and framed with a color portrait to an overall size of 17.5 x 26.5. In fine condition, with expected bank stamps, punch holes near top edge, and a red ink cancellation mark through a small portion of last name of signature. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

700. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Sheet music to ‘Yesterday,’ 8.5 x

11, three pages, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by McCartney. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, stating the signature was obtained in person in Los Angeles, California on March 31, 2010. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

702. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Ballpoint signature, “Paul Mc-

Cartney,” on an off-white 3.75 x 3.5 lightly-lined sheet. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, and a letter of provenance from the original recipient, stating that he obtained the signature between 1999 and 2001 when McCartney toured the Heinz factory where he worked. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Remarkable 1962 birthday present 701. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Vintage circa 1962 off-white 5.25 x 7 folding presentation mat, signed and inscribed inside in blue ballpoint, “To Margaret, love, Paul McCartney, xxx.” An original unsigned mattefinish photo of McCartney in the Cavern Club is displayed inside. In very good to fine condition, with moderate scattered toning and soiling to the mat, and noticeable creases to the photo. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, and a letter of provenance from the original recipient, stating that she received it for her 17th birthday in 1962. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Ringo slept here”

703. Beatles: Paul McCartney.

Vintage ink signature, “Paul McCartney,” on a beige 5 x 3 card with a clipped photo affixed to lower right corner. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

704. Beatles: Ringo Starr.

Bank of England five pound note, signed vertically on the reverse in black ballpoint, “Ringo Starr.” Overall creases from circulation, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

707. Beatles: Ringo Starr. Original 1 x 1

swatch of bed linen from the Beatles’ stay at the Whittier Hotel on September 6, 1964, affixed to a 5.75 x 9 descriptive certificate, signed and inscribed on the certificate in black felt tip, “To Richy, Love, Ringo Starr.” Printed to the right of the swatch are the words, “Ringo slept here.” In fine condition. The autograph was purchased from the nephew of Richy Victor of Einhorn-Victor productions, the company that originally purchased the used sheets. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

705. Beatles: Ringo Starr. Color limited edition 21 x 17 giclée entitled ‘No, No, No,’ numbered 98/100, signed in the lower border in red felt tip, “Ringo 05.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The famed songwriter wants “to hear a number”

706. Irving Berlin. Two undated notes in pencil from Berlin to Collier. First is signed “Irving Berlin,” one page on the reverse of a 6.5 x 5.5 Strand Theatre memo sheet, in part: “Stop at my office for a second after the show…I want to hear a number.” Second is signed “I. Berlin,” one page on a 10 x 6 gin rummy score sheet, and mentions “Best Cigars” and “Alex Korda.” A rough right edge to the first letter and unobtrusive folds to both, otherwise overall fine condition. Both are accompanied by certificates of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 152 | July 17, 2013 | CONTEMPORARY MUSIC


Desirable pair of choice, early letters

708. Irving Berlin. Two TLSs, each one page, 5.5 x 7.5, personal

letterhead, October 31, 1922, and December 14, 1926. The first, in part: “Many thanks for your kind telegram of good wishes.” The second, in part: “Thank you for your congratulations, and incidentally it is not a little fellow—it is a little girl, with the good old Irish name of Mary Ellin—which you must admit, is pretty big of me.” In overall fine condition, with a spot of stray ink to the earlier letter. Both are accompanied by certificates of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

709. Eddie Cochran. Cochran’s cover for his Science notebook, one lightly-lined loose-

leaf page, 8.5 x 11, filled out in pencil by Cochran, “4th Science Notebook, Period II by Eddie Cochran, June 10, 1953,” adding “SCIENCE,” in the middle, surrounded by several lightning bolts. Page also bears a red pencil “B-,” evidently his grade. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare oversized Chicago II promo, fully signed by the founders, including Terry Kath 710. Chicago. Vin-

tage Columbia Records poster featuring images of Chicago’s founding members, 33 x 22, signed in black felt tip by all seven, each signing over his image. Signers are: Terry Kath, Robert Lamm, Walter Parazaider, Peter Cetera, James Pankow, Danny Seraphine, and Lee Loughnane. In fine condition, with a couple slight edge separations to original storage folds and moderate contrast to most signatures against the dark background. The poster was released in 1970 to promote the release of Chicago II. As Kath passed away in 1978, fully signed examples from the founding members are exceedingly scarce—just the fifth such item we have ever offered. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

711. Miles Davis. Lightweight 5.5 x 9 photo of Davis in a fur jacket,

signed vertically in blue ink. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance in German, stating the photo was signed from his car after a concert in Austria in 1985. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Vintage image of the music legend 712. Bob Dylan. Vintage 3 x

8.25 clipped magazine head-andshoulders photo of a young Dylan, signed in black felt tip. Photo is affixed to a slightly larger card, which is in turn affixed to a 6.25 x 12 piece of off-white cardstock. In fine condition, with two light horizontal creases. Photo was originally signed in the 1960s for collector Norman Paar. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

‘Mama’ Cass retains representation after wowing Vegas 713. Cass Elliot. Sing-

er with the Mamas and Papas, who tragically died in 1974 of a heart attack. DS, five pages, 8.5 x 11, June 29, 1973. Contract between Elliot and the William Morris Agency for the agency to represent Cass in seven different agreements including theatrical and television motion pictures, AFTRA, Actor’s Equity, and AGVA, with the agency taking no more than a 10% commission. Signed on the final page by Elliot. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.���(MB $200)

George makes a sizable payment to his brother, which he gladly endorses 714. George and Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin

personal check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by George Gershwin, payable to Ira Gershwin Special for $550.00, October 14, 1935, and endorsed on the reverse, “Ira Gershwin, Special.” In fine condition, with expected stamps and holes. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Oversized 1980 Rolling Stone color Dead portrait

715. Grateful Dead. Color 10 x 12.75 Rolling Stone magazine photo of the band from the August 7, 1980 issue, signed in blue felt tip by Jerry Garcia, Brent Mydland, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and Mickey Hart. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16.5 x 19.25. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold, a few small creases and dings, and mild overall toning to borders. Group images of this size are not common. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Very limited edition of Garcia’s ‘Sadaam’ 716. Grateful Dead: Jerry Garcia. Limited

edition 9 x 12.5 lithograph entitled ‘Sadaam,’ numbered 29/100, signed in the lower border in pencil. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16.75 x 20.25. In very fine condition. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

717. Led Zeppelin. Signed book: A Promoter’s Tale. First edition. London: Omnibus Press, 2002. Softcover, 5 x 8, 246 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page in black felt tip to the book’s author Geoff Docherty, “Geoff, Thanks for the memories, Jimmy Page,” “Hey Geoff, Good luck, Robert Plant,” and “John Paul Jones.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Jimi and the Experience invade Berlin in 1967 718. Jimi Hendrix Experience. Vintage

original program page, trimmed to a size of 8 x 8, advertising Hendrix’s first and very successful appearance in Berlin at the Neue Welt, with Hendrix’s name spelled “Jimmy,” on the advertisement, signed on the blank reverse of the page in blue ballpoint, “Jimi Hendrix,” “Mitch,” and “Noel Redding.” Page is also signed in blue ballpoint by one other, most likely one of the band’s two supporting roadies. In fine condition, with central horizontal fold and some showthrough from the printing on the reverse. Hendrix’s appearance at Berlin’s Neue Welt on May 15, 1967 was not his first appearance in front of a German audience, having played Munich’s Big Apple Club the previous November and Hamburg’s Star Club in March. In fact, Hendrix’s habit of smashing guitars began by accident during one of the gigs at the Big Apple. After playing one-nighters virtually non-stop throughout the U. K., The Experience kicked off their two-week excursion through Germany and Scandanavia with the Neue Welt date, headlining with support from four other groups. His three appearances in Germany were capped off by lackluster audience response during his German television debut on Beat Beat Beat. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Choice signature of the Rastafarian legend 719. Bob Marley. Superb and quite scarce ballpoint signature, “Rasta

Live, Bob Marley,” on an off-white 5 x 3 lightly-lined card. Collector’s notation on reverse indicates signature was acquired on April 21, 1977. In very fine condition. One of the nicest examples we have encountered. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The band that got Orbison into the Sun Records studio 720. Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 publicity photo of Orbison and the Teen Kings, signed in blue ballpoint by Roy Orbison, Pat Ellis, James Morrow, Johnny Wilson, and Jack Kennelly. In very good condition, with some scattered creases, mainly to edges, and some skipping and light irregular ink adhesion to a couple of Orbison’s bandmates’ signatures. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Bop Session with Charlie Parker

721. Charlie Parker. Vintage ink signature, “Charlie Parker,” on an off-white 2.5 x 1.75 card affixed to a sleeve inside an album set entitled ‘Bop Session with Charlie Parker,’ consisting of three 78 rpm records released by the Swedish Metronome label. Signature in fine condition; album has some splitting at spine and one of the records is cracked, otherwise very good condition. Between the rare signature and album, this is a key addition to any jazz collection. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Uncommon photo of Elvis and his girlfriend Anita Wood 722. Elvis P r e s l e y.

723. Elvis Presley.

Vi n t a g e glossy 8 x 10 Wide World press photo of Presley in his military uniform with Anita Wood, signed and inscribed in blue ballp o i n t , “ To Louise from Elvis Presley.” In fine condition, with some scattered light surface marks and creases and a bit of light skipping to portions of signature and inscription. Wood and Elvis dated seriously from 1957 to 1962. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Vintage ballpoint signature, “Elvis Presley,” on a light pink 2 x 2 clipped album page affixed to the lower right corner of a vintage 8 x 10 photo of Elvis holding up his induction notice. Photo is affixed to an identical size board. In fine condition, with slight paper loss along right edge, a couple minor creases, and some slight curling to edges of photo. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Essentially flawless 1956 fan club–issued portrait 724. Elvis Presley. Exceptional vintage 7.75 x 9.5 cardstock publicity

photo for the 1956 movie Love Me Tender, boldly signed and inscribed against the light background in blue ink, “To Maria, yours, Elvis Presley.” Nicely matted and framed with a nameplate to an overall size of 14 x 19. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Elvis expert Rich Consola. A limited insert distributed to fan club members, very few signed examples of this photo are known. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Scarce 1957 folio cover signed after a friendly football game in Germany

725. Elvis Presley. Original vintage Elvis Presley 1957 photo folio cover, 8 x

10, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by Presley. Back cover promotes Presley’s new album, Elvis’s Golden Records. In fine condition, with two punch holes to left edge, as well as scattered light surface creases and edge wear. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the signature’s original recipient, which reads, in part: “In 1958 while Elvis was stationed in Friedberg—Germany and lived in Bad Nauheim where I lived, I received this autograph pers. from him. He came out and played football with us kids.” Uncommon as these folios were only sold at Elvis concerts in 1957. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

726. Elvis Presley. Vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Naida, from Elvis Presley,” on an off-white 3.5 x 6 lightly-lined notebook page. Matted and framed with a photo of Elvis and a police officer to an overall size of 17 x 15. A central horizontal fold passing through the inscription and light overall wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the owner, whose father acquired the autograph for his wife while working as a Memphis police officer, as well as a letter of authenticity from Elvis expert Rich Consola. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

727. Queen.

Innuendo (Explosive Version) album signed on the front of the sleeve in black felt tip by Freddie Mercury, B r i a n M a y, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. In fine condition, with slight irregular adhesion to signatures. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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728. Queen. Excellent ballpoint signatures, “Freddie Mercury,” “Brian May,” “Roger Taylor,” and “John Deacon,” on a light blue 5 x 3 lightly-lined card. Collector’s notation on reverse indicates signatures were acquired in July of 1977. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


The culmination of their musical destiny, The Complete Works

729. Queen. Box set entitled The Complete Works, 12.5 x 12.5,

featuring 14 albums that consist of the band’s original studio albums, live album, and non-album tracks, each in an individual white sleeve bearing a gold Roman numeral above the band’s embossed crest, signed on album XIV in silver ink by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. Encased in a black box with gold lettering, the set also includes a color accompanying booklet, featuring full color images of the members and each album; an itinerary program for their 1971–1985 World Tour; and a fold-out map of the world, with the locations Queen had toured colored in red. In fine condition. Issued in 1985 after their astronomically successful performance at Live Aid, Parlophone Records compiled the bands studio albums, their Live Killers album, and a disc containing all the A-sides and B-sides that never made it onto the albums, aptly entitled Complete Vision. One of just 600 signed editions released, this complete box set is the definitive Queen collection. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

730. Queen: Freddie Mercury. Ballpoint signature and

inscription, “To Larry—My best wishes on your birthday. Freddie Mercury 82,” on the inside of an off-white 3.25 x 5 blank Hallmark card. In fine condition, with a slightly trimmed right edge. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

732. Muddy Waters. Un-

common glossy 10 x 8 Blue Sky Records publicity photo of Waters in front of a microphone, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Michael, Muddy Waters.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Vintage set of original Stones 731. Rolling Stones. Stellar vintage ballpoint signatures of Mick Jagger, Keith Rich-

ards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, and Bill Wyman on an off-white 7.75 x 9.25 lightly-lined sheet. In very good condition, with a rough right edge, light overall creasing with some lightly affecting the signatures, toning to edges, an ink notation in another hand towards the left edge, and a handful of staple holes not affecting the signatures. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Great set of Stones signatures from 1977 733. Rolling Stones. Nice set of ballpoint signatures of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts on an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 card, with Wyman adding the band’s name, and a collector’s date notation at the top of September 12, 1977. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling to edges. It was right around this time that the band released their third live album, Love You Live, their first with their newest guitarist. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Early 1980s photo of the future ‘Biggest band in the World’ 734. U2. Early 9.5 x 7 cardstock photo of the group posing outdoors, signed in red felt tip “Edge” and “Bono, 82,” in blue felt tip, “Larry,” and in blue ballpoint, “Adam.” In very good condition, with noticeable creasing to photo, some lightly extending into signatures (but not affecting legibility). This is one of the earliest U2 signed photos we have encountered. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Co-signing a 1947 loan for new stage wear for Drifting Cowboys member ‘Penny’ Pennington 735. Hank Williams. Legendary and highly in-

fluential country and western singer and songwriter (1923–1953). DS, one page, 8.25 x 4, November 3, 1947. Installment note from the Montgomery Loan and Finance Company for a loan of $30.00 issued to Williams and Drifting Cowboys band member Joe Pennington, payable in three monthly installments of $10.00. Signed at the bottom by Williams and Pennington. Accompanied by the 3 x 4.5 payment book, noting payments received in December of 1947, and January and February of 1948. In fine condition, with three vertical mailing folds to document, one through a single letter of signature, and a “Paid” stamp to right side. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Hank and the Drifting Cowboys were attempting to upgrade their professional image to book bigger and better venues. Williams and his wife ordered matching outfits from Miller Stockman in Denver, with Williams putting all the money up front. It was then when he took each band member to the Montgomery Loan and Finance Company to borrow the money to repay him, with Williams co-signing on each loan. In the book Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott, Pennington recalled the story of buying their new stage wear: ‘We’d ordered in western outfits. Pea-green shirts, western-cut khaki pants, and western boots…Hank paid for all the outfits when they came in. He said, ‘Boys, any y’all got the money you can pay me off, the rest that don’t come on down to the loan company and we’ll sign you up.’ So Lum and Red and me went down and signed up with Montgomery Loan and Finance Company to pay off these outfits.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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737. 10cc

738. AC/DC MB $100

739. AC/DC: Malcolm Young

740. Aerosmith: Steven Tyler

741. Allman Brothers

742. Allman Brothers

743. Allman Brothers

744. Gregg Allman

745. Adam Ant

746. Louis Armstrong

747. Louis Armstrong

748. Louis Armstrong

750. The B-52s

751. Bad Company

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752. Bad Company

753. Pearl Bailey

755. Beach Boys

756. Beach Boys

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760. Jeff Beck MB $100

754. Beach Boys

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761. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo MB $100

764. Big Band MB $200

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757. Beach Boys MB $100

758. Beatles: George Martin

762. Tony Bennett

763. Tony Bennett

765. Big Country

766. Bon Jovi

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768. Bon Jovi

769. Gary ‘US’ Bonds

770. Booker T and the MGs

771. Boomtown Rats

772. Boston: Delp and Cosmo

773. Boston: Goudreau and Hashian

774. Boston: Neal and Sholz

775. Boston: Tom Sholz

776. David Bowie

777. Benjamin Britten

778. Cab Calloway

779. Robert Calvert

780. Mariah Carey

781. Frankie Carle

782. Karen Carpenter

783. Johnny Cash

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784. Harry Chapin

785. Eric Clapton

786. Eric Clapton

787. Petula Clark

788. The Clash

789. The Clash MB $100

790. The Clash: Topper Headon

791. The Clash: Mick Jones

792. The Clash: Joe Strummer

793. George M. Cohan

794. George M. Cohan

795. Leonard Cohen

796. Alice Cooper

797. Alice Cooper

798. Country Music

799. David Coverdale

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800. Creedence Clearwater Revival

801. Sheryl Crow

802. The Damned

803. Spencer Davis Group

804. Def Leppard

805. Sandy Denny

806. Devo

807. Bo Diddley

808. Fats Domino

809. The Doors MB $100

810. The Doors: Manzarek and Kreiger

811. The Eagles: Don Henley

813. Duke Ellington

814. Duke Ellington

815. Emerson, Lake and Palmer

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812. The Eagles: Joe Walsh MB $100

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816. Marianne Faithfull

817. Marianne Faithfull

818. Fillmore East

819. The Fixx

820. The Fixx

821. Foghat

822. Foo Fighters

823. Foreigner: Jones and Gramm

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824. The Four Tops MB $100

828. Marvin Gaye MB $100

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825. Peter Frampton MB $100

829. Bob Geldof

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826. Peter Frampton

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827. Freddie and the Dreamers

830. Bob Geldof

831. Benny Goodman

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832. Grateful Dead: Tom Constanten

833. Grateful Dead: Tom Constanten

834. Green Day

835. The Guess Who

836. Hall and Oates

837. Harpers Bizzare

838. Rolf Harris

839. Heart

840. Jimi Hendrix: Gypsy Sun and Rainbows

841. Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines

842. Johnny Hodges

843. The Hollies

844. John Lee Hooker

845. Hot Tuna

846. Billy Idol

847. Billy Idol

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848. Indigo Girls

849. Burl Ives

850. Michael Jackson

851. The Jam

852. The Jam: Paul Weller

853. Jazz Musicians

854. Jefferson Airplane

855. Jefferson Airplane

856. Jefferson Starship MB $100

857. Jefferson Starship: Mickey Thomas

858. Waylon Jennings

859. Billy Joel

860. Billy Joel

861. Billy Joel

862. Billy Joel

863. Elton John and Billy Joel

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864. Elton John

865. Quincy Jones MB $100

866. Janis Joplin: Elliott Landy

867. Journey

868. Judas Priest

869. Jerome Kern

870. Albert King

871. B. B. King

872. Kings of Leon

873. KISS

874. KISS

875. KISS

876. KISS: Tommy Thayer

877. Gene Krupa

878. Ronnie Lane

879. Cyndi Lauper

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880. Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page

881. Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant

882. Jerry Lee Lewis

883. Jerry Lee Lewis

884. Gordon Lightfoot

885. Little Richard

886. Kenny Loggins

887. Loverboy

888. The Lovin’ Spoonful

889. Lynyrd Skynyrd

890. Madonna

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892. Melanie MB $100

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893. The Merseybeats

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891. Martha and the Vandellas

894. Metallica

895. Glenn Miller

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896. Mills Brothers

897. The Monkees

898. Alanis Morissette

899. Motley Crue

900. Nazareth

901. Olivia Newton-John

902. Night Ranger

903. No Doubt

904. OMD

905. Yoko Ono

906. Roy Orbison

907. Ozzy Osbourne

908. The Osmonds

909. Jimmy Page and David Coverdale

910. Robert Palmer

911. Luciano Pavarotti

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913. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

914. Edith Piaf

915. Pink Floyd

916. Pink Floyd: Waters and Mason

917. Pink Floyd: Roger Waters

918. Pink Floyd: Roger Waters

919. Poco

920. Cole Porter

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922. The Pretenders: Chrissie Hynde

923. Prince

925. Suzi Quatro

926. Queen

927. Queen: Freddie Mercury

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924. Prince MB $200

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928. R.E.M.

929. Rainbow

930. The Ramones

931. The Ramones

932. The Ramones

933. Jim Reeves

934. Righteous Brothers

935. Righteous Brothers

936. Johnny Rivers

937. Richard Rodgers

938. Rush

939. Saxon

940. Scorpions

941. The Shadows

942. Artie Shaw

943. Paul Simon

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944. Frank Sinatra

945. Sixties Musicians

946. Skids

947. Grace Slick

948. Grace Slick

949. Patti Smith

950. Sonny and Cher

951. Sonny and Cher

952. Dusty Springfield

953. Bruce Springsteen

954. Edwin Starr

955. Status Quo

956. Cat Stevens

957. Steven Stills

958. Leopold Stokowski

959. Sly Stone

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960. Billy Strayhorn

961. Barbra Streisand

962. The Supremes

963. The Supremes

964. James Taylor and Carole King

965. James Taylor

966. Thin Lizzy

967. Thin Lizzy

968. Dimitri Tiomkin

969. The Tourists

970. Train

971. Sophie Tucker

972. Big Joe Turner

973. Ike and Tina Turner

974. The Turtles

975. Twisted Sister

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976. Twisted Sister

977. U2: Bono

978. U2: Edge

979. Van Halen

980. Eddie Van Halen

981. Vanilla Fudge

982. Gene Vincent

983. The Who

984. The Who: Pete Townshend

985. Johnny and Edgar Winter

986. Woodstock

987. Woodstock

988. Woodstock 99

989. The Yardbirds: Relf and McCarty

990. The Young Rascals

991. Neil Young

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classic entertainment Well over 100 one-of-a-kind candids, including Stanwyck, Ball, Peck, and Andrews 992. Actors and Actresses. Incredible collection of approxi-

mately 128 original early 1970s color 3.5 x 5 candid snapshot photos of various actors and actresses, each signed in ink by the subject, with most signing on the reverse. Signers include: Barbara Stanwyck, Lucille Ball, Cher, Julie Andrews, Gregory Peck (2), Charlton Heston, Sammy Davis, Jr., Glenn Ford, Jack Klugman, Burt Lancaster, Jack Lemmon, Jon Voight, Tony Curtis, Henry Mancini (2), Jackie Cooper, Bob Hope, and Florence Henderson. Various brushing and haloing to many signatures, otherwise overall fine condition. A more comprehensive list of signers is available online at rrauction.com. This substantial collection is entirely unique and serves as a veritable who’s who of early 70s entertainers. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

993. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Glossy 10 x 8 photo of

the dancing duo together in film scene, signed in black ink by Astaire and red felt tip by Rogers. In fine condition, with a spot of soiling to the right side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

994. Ingrid Bergman. Glossy 7 x 9.5 photo of Bergman dressed in a long gown, thoughtfully signed in a bright white area in black felt tip. In fine condition, with trivial pinholes to the left corners. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

995. Josephine Baker. Vintage glossy 4 x 6 photo of Baker in a

tremendously large gown, prominently signed in black ink, “Souvenir de Josephine Baker.” In fine condition, with a few light creases. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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996. John Barrymore.

Superb vintage glossy 8 x 10 publicity portrait of Barrymore in a suit, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Lanford, S i n c e r e l y, John Barrymore.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing, trivial tear to top edge, brush to the end of his name, and a couple of surface spots. A stern pose from the Hollywood icon. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The silver screen icon relaxes with his canine companion 998. Humphrey Bogart. Vintage

matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Bogart, a cigarette in his hand, petting his black Labrador Retriever, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Jennie, Best wishes, Humphrey Bogart.” A crease to lower right corner and a small stain to upper right, otherwise fine condition. Bogart is becoming increasingly difficult to find in signed images. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“There is some talk of them bringing out The Wizard of Oz again in which I played the good fairy with Judy Garland” 999. Billie Burke.

997. Humphrey Bogart. Choice vintage glossy 3.5 x 5 photo of Bogart with a cigarette in his mouth, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Betty, Humphrey Bogart.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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TLS, one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, October 31, 1945. Letter to an admirer. In part: “I’m sorry you had to see the Universal picture, I certainly was not proud of it. There is some talk of them bringing out The Wizard of Oz again in which I played the good fairy with Judy Garland, I hope they will do that as it was a lovely picture. They wanted me to play in the Great Ziegfeld, but you see I was a young girl in those days and I did not feel I wanted to play it at this late date, but some day I am sure a good picture will come along which I hope you will like and I will like too.” Matted to an overall size of 8 x 10. In fine condition. Burke is most likely alluding to the 1945 musical Swing Out, Sister. At this time, Universal’s ‘B’ musical unit was on its last legs, producing musicals for just one more year after. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Thrice-signed passport from the silent matinee idol 1000. Francis X. Bushman. Bushman’s personal passport, number 504473, issued on March 7, 1928. Passport measures 3.75 x 6, with Bushman’s Hollywood address filled out inside the front cover and signed at the top. Affixed to the fourth page is Bushman’s 2.5 x 2.25 passport photo, signed vertically in the right border. Opposite page is filled out with a physical description and personal details, including his occupation as “actor,” also signed at the conclusion. No visa stamps are present inside the passport. Slight scattered foxing to pages (particularly inside covers), and cancellation holes affecting Bushman’s signature on the personal details page, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extraordinarily early and rare portrait of the horror icon signed with his real name 1001. Lon Chaney, Jr. Ultra-rare vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 photo,

signed near the bottom in fountain pen, “Creighton Chaney.” In fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges and a couple creases to background. A handsome portrait enhanced by this highly sought-after version of his signature. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1002. Lon C h a n e y, J r.

Desirable vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 publicity portrait, signed and inscribed in black ink, “Thanks Mrs. Shellhase for your courtesy. L o n C h a n e y. ” Signature and inscription light but legible, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1003. Charlie Chaplin. Vintage matte-finish 5 x 6.75 photo of a young Chaplin in a tuxedo, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Faithfully, Chas Chaplin.” Matted and framed with a small descriptive plaque to an overall size of 12.25 x 15. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Astounding early 1970s autograph book including Hayworth, Reagan, Murphy, and Streisand 1004. Entertainers. Homemade

autograph book consisting of a binder filled with colorful construction paper pages, 10 x 11.5, signed inside in felt tip by over 270 celebrities, many pages signed on both sides. Nearly all autographs are identified by the original recipient in ballpoint, and pages are labeled with the date and place they were signed. Signers include: Ronald Reagan, Rita Hayworth, Audie Murphy, Miyoshi Umeki, Barbra Streisand, Bob Crane, Vincent Price, Michael Landon, Ray Bolger, Paul Fix, James Stewart, Lorne Greene, Agnes Moorehead, Jane Russell, Bobby Darin, Fred Gwynne, and Gregory Peck. In overall fine condition, with light toning to some pages. A more comprehensive list of signers is available online at www.RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.‌(MB $200)

Star-studded cast, including Chaplin, Rogers, Bow, and Sousa 1005. Entertainers. Softcover autograph book, 4 x 6.25, signed inside on individual pages or affixed slips in ink by 39 entertainers of all genres, predominately circa 1929. Signers are: Charlie Chaplin, Will Rogers, Clara Bow, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Dolores Del Rio, Lillian Gish, Anita Loos, William Gillette, Wallace Beery, Daniel Frohman, Fanny Brice, Lew Fields, Elsie Ferguson, Elsie Janis (2), Fred Stone, Charles Dana Gibson, Graham McNamee, John Drinkwater, Lenore Ulric, Irene Bordoni, Alice Brady, Dorothy Stone, DeWolf Hopper, Blanche Ring, Richard Dix, Otis Skinner, Colleen Moore, Amelita Galli-Curci, Josef Hoffmann, Mischa Elman, Jascha Heifetz, John Philip Sousa, Red Skelton, Walter Damrosch, Geraldine Farrar, Mary Garden, and John McCormack. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.‌(MB $200)

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1006. W. C. Fields. Precise vintage fountain pen signature, “W. C. Fields,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.25 slip clipped from a document. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Rare letter from son to father: “I hope that Annabel didn’t get hysterical in the rehearsal” 1007. Sean Flynn. American actor and

photojournalist (born 1941), son of Errol Flynn, who disappeared in Cambodia in 1970 during an assignment covering the Vietnam War. It is believed that Flynn was killed by the Khmer Rouge in 1971, and he was declared legally dead in 1984. ALS signed “Sean,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, The Lawrenceville School letterhead, no date but circa late 1950s. Letter to his father, Errol Flynn. In part: “Just a note to show you that I can write. I just got back here a while ago and you don’t know how damned awful it is…I hope that Annabel didn’t get hysterical in the rehearsal…I went back and talked to her for a while explaining the facts—I don’t know if it did any good but at least she stopped crying for a while…if you could drop me a line and tell me what’s going on around the Flynn cortege, I’d appreciate it.” In fine condition, with staple holes to the upper border of the last page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Dashing oversized portrait of the silver screen icon 1008. Clark Gable. Vintage 8.5 x 11 magazine photo of Gable dressed in a pinstripe suit and polka-dot tie, signed in blue ballpoint. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 15.75 x 18.25. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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From the year of her appearance in Grand Hotel 1009. Greta Garbo. DS,

one page, 8 x 10.75, June 27, 1932. Financial document between Garbo and the Security First National Bank of Los Angeles, regarding discrepancies in the delivery of securities, mentioning “United Public Utilities Co.,” “Sun Realty Company,” “General Bronze Company,” and “Associated Gas & Electric Company.”Attractively double-matted and framed with a full-length photo to an overall size of 23 x 21.5. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Garbo was known as a savvy investor who made a fortune in real estate and other business ventures—not to mention her own frugality. Though she retired from film in the 1940s, early investments such as those described in this document sustained her for the rest of her life. Garbo is scarce in any format and this is one of just a handful of full, career–era documents were have offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Magnificent and beaming pre-MGM portrait—her first publicity photo! 1010. Judy Garland. Incredibly early vintage glossy 7.75 x 10 publicity portrait of Garland, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To the Universal Studio Inn—Best Wishes, Judy Garland.” Inscribed in another hand to the lower left, “To Edward Miller,” who ran the Inn, which was the studio’s commissary. Inherent in the negative are notations to the lower left, “Apeda, N. Y.,” and lower right, “JGXX.1.” Scattered surface creases, otherwise fine condition. The Apeda Studio was founded in 1906 in midtown Manhattan, and left the performing arts field in the mid-1930s. This photograph is one of a series taken by Apeda at their New York studio in 1935—Garland’s first publicity photos. Later that year, the 13-year-old Judy Garland was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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1011. Judy Garland.

Personal check, 7.5 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Garland, payable to Cash for $100, February 18, 1964. A small bit of scattered light toning, and several bank stamps lightly affecting a couple small portions of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1012. Gone With the Wind: Clark Gable. Per-

sonal check, 8.5 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Gable, payable to The Union Ice Company for $11.40, May 10, 1950. In fine condition, with expected holes and showthrough from stamps on reverse, none affecting the clean signature area. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The legendary Shakespearean actor: “I am in ye midst of Players, Musicians & Machinists to consult about bringing ye Jubilee to Drury Lane 1013. David Garrick. Influential English actor, playwright,

theatre manager, and producer (1717–1779) who gained prominence with his appearance in the title role of Shakespeare’s Richard III and who is generally considered the greatest actor of the 18th century. Rare ALS signed “D. Garrick,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, London, October 2, 1769. Letter to a reverend. In part: “Tho I am in ye midst of Players, Musicians & Machinists to consult about bringing ye Jubilee to Drury Lane yet I cannot let a post slip by without answering yr very friendly letter…You flatter Mrs. Garrick & yr humble Serv‘t about ye Jubilee—if the Heavens had favor’d us—we should have return‘d to Town in triumph—but it is over, & I am neither mad, or in a fever, both of which threaten‘d me greatly. Whenever I go Northward our inclinations will tend towards Kirkby. Whenever I have time to finish the Prayer Book, you shall see it, read it, nay have it, if you cast a longing Eye at it. I have heard of yr Preachments, & wish most devoutly to hear you. I have some few principles of pulpit Elocution, that may not be wholly useless to you.” Garrick also filled out the address panel to reverse of second integral sheet in his own hand. In very good condition, with professional tape repairs to edge separations at mailing folds, partial separation at adjoining fold, a few subtle areas of staining, and some show-through from writing to opposing sides of the page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1014. Gone With the Wind: Hattie McDaniel. American actress (1895–1952) who

earned a place in Hollywood history as the first African-American performer to win an Academy Award for her memorable turn as Mammy in Gone With the Wind. TLS, one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, March 22, 1951. Letter to an admirer. In full: “Thanks for your letter of recent date. I feel honored that you want to include my autograph and pictures with those of your favorite stars. Enclosed you will find the picture requested and my best wishes for success and happiness in all your undertakings.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1015. Cary Grant.

Glossy 7.75 x 10 photo of Grant posing outdoors on a patio, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Doug Holka, with the very best of wishes, Cary Grant 1983.” In fine condition, with a slightly trimmed left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1016. Rita Hayworth.

Stunning glossy 8 x 10 photo of Hayworth posing in a swimsuit at the edge of a pool, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To LaVerne, With all good wishes, Rita Hayworth, 1972.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Captivating portrait with a heartfelt inscription: “You know how to be a real friend” 1017. Jean Harlow. Legendary screen actress (1911– 1937), known for her unique sex appeal and her distinctive platinum blonde hairdo, who died of renal failure at the age of 26. Striking and incredibly scarce vintage matte-finish 9.25 x 13 head-and-shoulders Walters photo of Harlow wrapping herself in a fur, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Betty—With all my love—you know how to be a real friend—Lovingly, Jean.” Beautifully double-matted and framed to an overall size of 15 x 19. In fine condition, with a single vertical crease extending from the top edge to the right of Harlow’s eyeline, otherwise a remarkably stunning, crystal-clear studio portrait. Authentically signed Harlow images are scarce, even more so in oversized examples. A gorgeous portrait, featuring a particularly bold and well-contrasted, intimate inscription from this most legendary and elusive of Hollywood rarities. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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1018. Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Time-

less glossy 8 x 10 photo of Eliza Doolittle dancing with Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, signed in blue felt tip by Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. In fine condition. A great combination from one of Hepburn’s most beloved films. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1019. Audrey Hepburn.

Stylish glossy 8 x 10 close-up photo of Hepburn pulling up her coat collar as she looks from under the brim of her matching hat, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1022. Katharine Hepburn. Strikingly beautiful vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 8.75 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to journeyman film grip and electrician, Fred ‘Sergeant’ Caldwell, “To Sarg, affectionatley, Katharine Hepburn.” Photo is affixed to a slightly larger board. In fine condition, with some scattered light silvering. Hepburn was well known for her reluctance to sign photographs for anyone but friends and professional acquaintances, with an oversized example such as this being of the utmost scarcity. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Hepburn includes a scarce signed photo in correspondence to an old friend

1020. Audrey Hepburn. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Hepburn and Burt Lancaster in the 1960 film The Unforgiven, signed in black felt tip by Hepburn. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1021. Katharine Hepburn.

Scarce glossy 8 x 10 photo from Adam’s Rib, showing a towel-clad Hepburn crying in front of Spencer Tracy, signed in black felt tip by Hepburn. In fine condition, with a couple widely scattered light dings and creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

items: ALS, one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, dated September 20, 1984. Hepburn writes to her friend Gayle. In full: “Thank you for the very pretty card. Your grandmother & I are old friends so it was very nice to have a word from you. I hope you’re as pretty as your picture”; a 3.5 x 6 semi-glossy photo of Hepburn bathed in light, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt tip, “For Gayle, Katharine Hepburn”; and a TLS, one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, dated September 29, 1984. A letter to Kate Murray, in full: “Here you are and one for Gayle—Happy Christmas.” Under her signature, Hepburn adds, “Thanks for letter.” In fine condition, with scattered creases to second letter and a couple brushes and irregular adhesion to signature and inscription on photo. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Incredible manuscript hand-corrected by the legendary escape artist and skeptic—his revision of A Magician Among the Spirits 1024. Harry Houdini.

Original hand-corrected typed manuscript for a revised edition of A Magician Among the Spirits, 409 pages in a period 10.25 x 11.5 binder, extensively hand-corrected in ink and pencil throughout by Houdini and his assistant Oscar Teale, and signed at the top of page 84 in ink, “Harry Houdini.” Houdini also writes and initials a note in pencil at the top of page 133, “Carbon copy of this mailed. H. H. Jany 13th 1923.” The notations throughout range from simple spelling and grammar corrections to near-paragraphs of text. Affixed inside the front cover is a haunting original glossy 6.5 x 8.5 composite photo of Houdini surrounded by ghostly spirit figures. In fine condition, with expected edge chipping and toning to pages. Originates from the estate of magician Milbourne Christopher, whose bookplate is affixed inside the back cover. Provenance: Collection of Milbourne Christopher, Swann Galleries, October 30, 1997. Beginning in the 1920s, Houdini set about debunking spiritualists, psychics, and mediums by exposing their methods—he was even known to attend seances in disguise to observe supposed clairvoyants. He chronicled these exploits in A Magician Among the Spirits, first published by Harper & Brothers in 1924. Houdini was unhappy with the result—they had edited down his nearly 175,000 words to a mere 75,000—almost immediately began working on this revised edition, a project left unfinished and unpublished at the time of his death in 1926. Near the beginning, Houdini corrects a sentence while explaining his credentials as a truth-seeker in this realm, crossing out one entire sentence and a few individual words, adding “I,” “in the,” “of,” and “I did,” in his own hand: “I have spent a great many years in the study of Spiritualism, though not as much time as I did in the research of magic and magicians.” These activities cost Houdini his friendship with writer Arthur Conan Doyle, one of the most prominent spiritualists of the day—a public feud developed between the two, and Houdini did not spare Doyle from harsh criticism in the book. Among Houdini’s own handwritten notations in this manuscript are: “Would Shirlock [sic] Holmes have proceeded that way?” and, “So says our friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,” which he adds to paragraphs questioning the logic of those who believe in the paranormal. The impressively thick manuscript is breathtaking to behold, and the copious notations are revealing of the great magician’s creative process. An extraordinary, museum-quality piece, this manuscript represents Houdini’s last major literary effort of his lifetime. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $2500)

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1025. Alfred Hitchcock.

R e m a r k able vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait of Hitchcock posing at his director’s chair in front of a VistaVision projector, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Best wishes to Anamaria Bugano, from Alfred Hitchcock.” Reverse bears a photographer’s stamp from Bud Fraker of Paramount Pictures. Noticeable creasing to corners (not affecting the signature or inscription), otherwise fine condition. The signature contrasts beautifully against the light background of the director’s chair. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1026. Harry Houdini. Signed book: Houdini’s Paper Magic. First edition. NY: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1922. Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.75, 206 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, “To Father Tyson, with best wishes from the author, Houdini, May 22nd 1922.” Autographic condition: fine, with light overall feathering to ink. Book condition: VG-/None. Red cloth-covered boards; edges worn, with small bumps and tears in cloth at corners and spine-ends; lightly soiled; spine slightly sunned; textblock yellowed; shaken; few interior hinges splitting. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Unique and ornate “Handcuff Houdini” signature “nineteen days before Xmas 1910” 1027. Harry Houdini. One-of-akind vintage signature display on an off-white 6 x 8 sheet, done in an admirer’s hand. Page features a clipped circular portrait of Houdini, surrounded in gold, with two eagles holding gold-bordered French national flags on either side of the portrait. A large eagle and two red and gold crowns are under the portrait, with a scroll and floral borders along the bottom. Display is beautifully signed in the center of the scroll, “Harry Handcuff Houdini, London England, nineteen days before Xmas 1910.” Beautifully triple-cloth-matted and framed with a biographical plaque by the Gallery of History to an overall size of 17.25 x 27. In fine condition. A visually striking and singular piece, with Houdini’s desirable “Handcuff” signature signed during the height of his success. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Incredible image of Dr. Janos Rukh in The Invisible Ray

1028. Boris Karloff. Vintage glossy 9 x 6.75 photo of Karloff as he ap-

peared in the 1936 film The Invisible Ray, signed and inscribed in white ink, “To Jim, from Boris Karloff.” Matted to an overall size of 12 x 9.75. In fine condition, with a few surface creases and cracks to the emulsion (not affecting the extremely sharp image or bold signature). Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1029. Grace Kelly. ANS signed “Rainier & Grace,” one page, 4.25 x 3.5, personal let-

terhead, no date. Brief note to an unidentified recipient. In full: “Welcome! We are delighted that you are back at last.” Double-suede-matted and framed with three photos of Kelly from throughout her career to an overall size of 19 x 19.75. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Stunning 1954 Paramount portrait for To Catch a Thief 1030. Grace Kelly. Vintage

glossy 8 x 10 photo of Kelly wearing a satin, high-collared jacket with dangling rhinestone earrings, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Jack, Best wishes, Grace Kelly.” Affixed to a same-size cardstock sheet. In fine condition, with scattered traces of professionally smoothed creases (affecting only the border areas). This pose was taken in 1954 by Paramount photographer Bud Fraker for the film To Catch a Thief. An exceptionally beautiful piece. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Excessively rare portrait of ‘The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful’ 1031. Barbara La Marr. Beautiful silent

screen star and early horror actress (1896– 1926) who lived an extravagant Hollywood lifestyle and died tragically young of tuberculosis. Extraordinarily rare and beautiful vintage sepia matte-finish 7.25 x 9.5 portrait of La Marr bathed in soft light, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, “To Margaret, With love, Lest she forget, Barbara, 4-2-’20.” Reverse bears an original photographer’s stamp from Woodbury of Los Angeles. In fine condition, with a few unobtrusive surface creases. This is the first La Marr autograph we have offered in over a decade, and the first signed photo in nearly 15 years. A true rarity and gorgeous pose. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Fantastic oversized portrait inscribed to Jack Dempsey 1032. Bert Lahr. Vin-

tage oversized mattefinish 10 x 13 photo, signed and inscribed in white ink “To my pal ‘Jack’ With best wishes for your success, Be rt Lahr.” Photo also bears a white ink photographer’s notation along the bottom. Framed to an overall size of 13 x 16. In fine condition. Lahr and Dempsey actually appeared together in the 1933 film Mr. Broadway. A stunning oversized example. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1033. Laurel and Hardy. Vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 4.75 photo of the legendary comedy team side-byside, signed vertically in fountain pen, “Stan Laurel,” and “Oliver Hardy.” Attractively double-matted and framed to an overall size of 9.25 x 11. In very good to fine condition, with Hardy’s signature heavily faded but portions visible. Uncommon in uninscribed examples. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1035. Vivien Leigh. Vintage

glossy 8 x 10 headand-shoulders photo of Leigh as Paola in the 1958 Apollo Theatre’s production of Duel of Angels, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition, with small staple holes to each corner and some light surface impressions from notations on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and

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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)

1034. Laurel and Hardy. Desirable vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 7.75 photo of the comedic duo posing side-by-side in their bowler hats, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Hello Marie! Stan Laurel” and “Oliver Hardy.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 13.5 x 11. Moderate silvering to dark areas of the image, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The iconic spectacled comedian presents an oversized portrait to Jack Dempsey 1037. Harold Lloyd.

Vintage oversized mattefinish 9.5 x 12.5 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To the Champ—With admiration always, Harold, 1950.” Framed to an overall size of 12.75 x 15.75. In fine condition. A magnificent crystal clear portrait connecting two legends. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Amazing 1976 draft of “The Adventures of Luke Skywalker”—later known as Star Wars 1038. George Lucas.

Original brad-bound revised fourth draft of the script for Star Wars, then entitled “The Adventures of Luke Skywalker as taken from the ‘Journal of the Whills’: Saga I: Star Wars,” March 15, 1976, 8.5 x 11, 156 pages, signed on the first page in blue felt tip by Lucas. In fine condition, with light overall toning. The consignor originally received the unsigned script as an award from his writing professor at USC, which he attended after serving in the Navy as a photographer. Lucas, an alumnus of USC’s film school, had taught a special course for Navy students while a graduate student in the late 1960s. When Lucas returned to the school to make a donation, the consignor ‘instructed’ him to sign the script, ‘from Navy man to Navy man.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Penetrating Dracula portrait presented to the managers of the Universal commissary 1039. Bela Lugosi. Vin-

tage mattefinish 8 x 10 photo of Lugosi as Dracula wearing his white bow tie and dark jacket, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mr. and Mrs. Walter M i l l e r, s i n cerely, Bela Lugosi.” In fine condition. The Universal Studio Inn was the studio’s commissary run by brothers Edward and Walter Miller and their wives. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“It’s been fun working with you on ‘Pete Kelley’s Blues’” 1040. Jayne Mansfield. Vin-

tage glossy 7.5 x 9.25 photo of the bathing suit–clad Mansfield climbing a diving board ladder, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Andy, It’s been fun working with you on ‘Pete Kelley’s Blues.’ Regards, Jayne Mansfield.” Slightly trimmed edges and a diagonal crease to top right and lower left corners, otherwise fine condition. Photo may have been presented to Andy Devine, who starred in the 1955 film Pete Kelly’s Blues, in which Mansfield played an uncredited role as a cigarette girl. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Spectacular collection of over 1200 signatures obtained by Hollywood mystic Madame Wanda, including Whale, Hepburn, Tracy, Lugosi, Berlin, and Keaton 1041. Madame Wanda Collection.

Two books of signatures collected by the professional psychic, seer, astrologer, and handwriting analyst Madame Wanda (real name Pauline Strauss), from the period of 1929–1953. The books contain over 1200 signatures from actors and actresses, ballet dancers, swamis, composers, musicians, cartoonists, columnists, and foreign dignitaries. The books have multiple signatures to each page (most pages are signed on both sides), with most in ink, and some in pencil. One book measures 7 x 9.25, the other 7.75 x 10. An amazing collection of notable names, including many Academy Award winners. Signers include: James Whale, Bobby Jones, Basil Rathbone, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Buster Keaton, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, John Barrymore, Rita Hayworth, Tyrone Power, Irving Berlin (2 AQS), John Ford, Bela Lugosi, Una O’Connor, Carole Landis, Cecil Beaton, Carmen Miranda, Helen Twelvetrees, George Sanders, Shirley Temple, Jane Darwell, Sidney Toler, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton, and Billie Burke. There is mention of an Assistance League several times in these books. The Assistance League was the first non-profit orginization in the West and still exists today. Anne Banning, a prominent member, whose signature is in the book borrowed the money to purchase a house for their first headquarters. In this house, the Assistance League had a thrift shop, trousseau shop, the Treasure Chest, an art gallery, and a tea room in the attic. The Attic Tearoom of Hollywood began in the attic of League headquarters. Meals were prepared for executives and actors who worked at the nearby studios. Such rising stars such as Anne Miller, Shirley Temple, Norma Shearer, and Mary Pickford served as volunteer waitresses who donated their tips to the League. The books themselves are in good condition, obviously handled from obtaining the signatures, with most of the pages fully- or partially-detached from the binding. The pages themselves are in very good to fine condition, with some pencil name notations near some of the signatures, and some staining to the edges of Book Two’s pages, affecting just a small handful of signatures. A more comprehensive list is available online at rrauction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 192 | July 17, 2013 | CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT


1042. Harpo Marx. Original

vintage signed ballpoint portrait of himself playing a harp on a beige 5.25 x 2 album page. Double-matted and framed with an unsigned photo of the Marx Brothers and biographical plaque to an overall size of 18.5 x 22.5. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1043. Tom Mix. Vintage matte-finish 13 x 10 photo of Mix crouched

down beside a horse, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To W. J. Harwood, Best wishes, Tom Mix.” In very good condition, with a diagonal crease to the right side and the box to the lower right colored in with black ink. An outstanding, western-themed photo of the early film star. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Frivolous spending as her popularity soars 1044. Marilyn Monroe. Bank check, 6 x 3.5, filled out and signed

by Monroe, payable to Hudson’s Bay Company for $489.95, August 29, 1953. Monroe has also added her bank information at the top, “Bank of America, Sunset & Laurel,” as well as her address and check number at the bottom, “882 N. Doheny.” Expected cancellation stamps and holes, a small tear to top edge, and some mild creases, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

Vintage signed photo from the Our Gang days 1045. Our Gang: Darla Hood. Vintage glossy 9.75 x 8 photo of Hood with

Buckwheat, Alfalfa, and Porky, signed and inscribed in blue ink, “Lotsa good wishes to Harry Wilkinson ‘n the Hollywood Amuseum of Memories—Darla Hood.” Scattered creases, paper loss to the upper corners, scattered tack holes to the corners and border, ink notation to the lower border, a trimmed right edge, and the inscription and signature a shade light, otherwise very good condition. PSA/ DNA label affixed to reverse and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. A highly desirable period piece for Our Gang collectors. RRAuction COA.…(MB $200)

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Impressive collection of stars, including Astaire, Bolger, and Davis 1046. Menyhert ‘Muky’ Munkacsi. Well-known Hollywood photographer who served as the chief Warner Bros. publicity photographer for a period of 25 years. Collection of 14 glossy photos featuring images originally taken by Munkacsi, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed ink by the actor or actress pictured, many inscribed. Signers are: Fred Astaire (2), Ray Bolger (ins), Bette Davis (ins), James Stewart, Joan Bennett (ins), Claudette Colbert, Buddy Ebsen (ins), Paulette Goddard, Maureen O’Sullivan (2, ins), Priscilla Lane, Mickey Rooney (ins), and Sylvia Sidney. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Leatherbound presentation copy of My Fair Lady signed by Lerner and Loewe

1047. My Fair Lady. Outstanding collection of items related to the 1956 Broadway musical My Fair Lady. First is a leatherbound presentation copy of the original script for My Fair Lady, 8 x 11.25, signed on the title page in blue ballpoint by its creators, “Alan Jay Lerner” and “Frederick Loewe.” Front cover is embossed in gold with the title and an inscription, “For Basil O’Connor on his 65th birthday, January 8, 1957. With admiration and affection, Dorothy Ducas.” The book is housed in its original presentation box, and enclosed is an ALS from Ducas transmitting the gift. Also included are two TLSs from Mary Pickford to O’Connor, each signed “Mary,” 1944 and 1953, regarding his charitable activities in regard to polio. In overall fine condition. O’Connor was a lawyer who, with Franklin D. Roosevelt, started two foundations for polio research and treatment; he later served as chairman and president of the American Red Cross. A fantastic memento from one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1048. Claude Rains. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Rains in a black bowler and overcoat, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “‘Jane’ from Claude Rains.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1049. Will Rogers. Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9 close-up photo of Rogers adorned in Hawaiian leis, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Manager Beraglia of the great hotel, The Royal Hawaiian, Will Rogers.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1050. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Ballpoint sig-

natures, “Elizabeth Taylor Burton” and “Richard Burton” on individual 4.75 x 3 light blue album pages, with collector’s notations under each signature. In fine condition. Consignor notes that the signatures were obtained at London’s Heathrow Airport circa mid 1960s to mid 1970s. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Very early rare theatrical cast portrait of the future Perry White in the Mile High City 1051. Superman: John Hamilton. Character actor (1887– 1958) best known as Daily Planet editor Perry White on the 1950s television series Adventures of Superman. Vintage sepia pearl-finish 37.5 x 10 photo, captioned in the negative “John Golden’s World Record Cast ‘Lightnin,’ Broadway Theatre, Denver, Aug. 18, 1924,” showing the cast standing outside the theatre, signed by 25 cast members. Among the signers are John Hamilton, W. W. Lucas, G. R. Pennefether, F. A. Wood, Sam Coit, Minnie Palmer, Dave Golden, Priscilla Platte, Thomas MacLarnie, Ruth Charming, W. F. Granger, Ann Merrick, H. Perry Pollock, Jessie E. Pringle, Jason Robards [Sr.], Henrietta Pedro, Paul Stanton, Mary Duryea, Margaret Campbell, Julio Brown, Chester H. Rice, James C. Lane, and others. Matted and framed to an overall size of 42.5 x 15. In very good condition, with a touch of light toning and soiling, scattered small creases, dings, and surface marks. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare scene from Valley of the Dolls 1052. Sharon Tate. Marvelous vintage glossy 9.5 x 7 photo of Tate and Barbara Parkins in a scene from the 1967 cult classic Valley of the Dolls, signed and inscribed in blue ink, “For Pierre, Warmest Wishes, Sharon Tate,” and in black ink, “To Peter, Barbara Parkins.” In fine condition. Any signed images from Tate are highly desirable, and this one serves as a particularly fantastic example, featuring both the tragic actress and her costar. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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1053. Shirley Temple. Vintage program for 20th Century Fox’s film Wee Willie Winkie, 8.5 x 11, signed on the front cover in fountain pen, as a child, “Love, Shirley Temple.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1054. Three Stooges: Shemp Howard. Personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Howard, payable to Ce-How for $100.00, March 3, 1952. In fine condition, with cancellation holes to body, lightly affecting first name of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The greatest Stooge trio— Moe, Larry, and Curly 1055. Three Stooges. Vintage fountain pen signatures and inscription, “To Marialyn, The 3 Stooges, Moe,” “Curly,” and “Larry,” on a yellow 5.5 x 4.5 album page. In fine condition, with a few light vertical creases and ripples. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I am forced to ask the customary charge of 35¢…I wish I were in a position to send my picture free of charge, but since I left Famous Players–Lasky I have not received any salary” 1056. Rudolph Valentino. TLS signed “R. Valentino,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, January 25, 1923. Letter to a female admirer. In part: “I should be very happy to send you my picture, but I am forced to ask the customary charge of 35¢ which barely covers the cost of picture, mailing expenses, etc. I wish I were in a position to send my picture free of charge, but since I left Famous Players–Lasky I have not received any salary nor am I in a position to earn any money as they obtained an injunction against me in the New York courts.” Letter has been professionally cleaned and backed on acid-free linen. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and some light show-though from writing on reverse of letter in an unknown hand. Following Valentino’s immense success in 1921’s The Sheik, which defined his career and image, Famous Players–Lasky quickly produced four more films with their new star in the following fifteen months. Frustrated with, among other things, his ‘meager’ pay—$1250 a week, compared to stars like Mary Pickford’s $7000—Valentino sued the studio in September of 1922, refusing to accept paychecks from them until the dispute was resolved. In retaliation, Famous Players filed a suit of their own, publicly denouncing him as ‘more trouble than he was worth.’ At the time of this letter, Valentino was thousands of dollars in debt, with no relief in sight; previously making thousands a month, the actor was reduced to charging 35¢ for copies of his headshots. By 1924, his contract was renegotiated and he was back on track—now making $7500 a week. A wonderfully conversational letter from one of the titans of the Silent Screen, sharing his current plight with a friendly admirer. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Wayne, Ford, Tracy, and a multitude of others pay their respects to a noted character actor and decorated veteran 1058. John Wayne: Jack Pennick. Jack Pennick joined the US Marine Corps in 1912, serving in China and later in World War I; reenlisting in the navy in 1942, he served under Commander John Ford in the Field Photographic Unit and was decorated with the Silver Star medal for his World War II service in Tunisia. Pennick’s rather unforgettably unattractive face caught the attention of filmmakers in the mid-1920s, particularly Ford, and he began to get work as an actor. By the end of his career, he had appeared inover 140 films, many alongside John Wayne. He passed away in 1964 at the age of 68. Offered here is a collection of items mostly pertaining to his funeral, including the guest registry from the service, a photo album of the occasion, and various photos from his film and military career. The hardcover spiral-bound memorial book from Pennick’s 1964 funeral is signed inside by over 150 attendees, including honorary pall bearers John Wayne, John Ford, James Stewart, George O’Brien, Wingate Smith, and Spencer Tracy; along with attendees Katharine Hepburn, Robert Wagner, Donald Crisp, Frank Pershing, Hank Worden, Carlton Young, Slim Hightower, again by John Wayne, Bill Henry, and many other actors and studio crew. A photo album from the service at the John Ford Field Photo Memorial Home contains 20 photos from the ceremony, highlighted by a couple showing Wayne as an honorary pall bearer, a couple of John Ford giving the eulogy, and one of Donald Crisp reading the 23rd Psalm. The remainder show Pennick’s casket, attendees paying their respects, and the casket being taken to a hearse by the pall bearers. Also included are approximately 28 other photos of various sizes from Pennick’s professional and military life, including one of Pennick with John Wayne, one with John Ford, one from the set of The Alamo (for which he was hired to drill the military extras), and several of Pennick while serving in the military. In overall very good to fine condition. An impressive collection of Hollywood heavyweights paying tribute to a well-loved and respected colleague. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Tarzan’s one-of-a-kind 1953 passport 1059. Johnny Weissmuller.

Weissmuller’s personal passport, number 12401, issued on September 17, 1953. Passport measures 3.75 x 6, and contains his typed personal information on the second page, signed at the bottom, “Johnny Weissmuller.” Affixed to the next page is Weissmuller’s 3 x 3 passport snapshot, signed at the top in fountain pen, “Johnny Weissmuller.” The following pages bear a few visa stamps from around the world, dated between 1953 and 1956, including those from Egypt, Italy, and France. In fine condition, with cancellation cuts to the cover and first page. Originates from the estate of Weissmuller’s daughter, Lisa Weissmuller Gallagher. At this period in time, Weissmuller was making his famous ‘Jungle Jim’ movies, releasing three of them in 1953 alone. An outstanding, personal item that dates to the film career of the great actor and sportsman. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1060. John Wayne. Vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, “Good luck Steve, John

Wayne—1960,” on an off-white 5.25 x 4 album page. In fine condition, with some mild toning, not at all detracting from the incredibly bold signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“To Lisa, my daughter, what a honey you are!” 1061. Johnny Weissmuller. Signed book: Water, World & Weissmuller. First edition. Los Angeles: VON Publishing, 1964. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.5, 330 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page in blue ballpoint, “To Lisa, my daughter, what a honey you are! Your dad, Johnny Weissmuller,” and signed and dated 1974 by another family member. General wear and creases to dust jacket, otherwise fine condition. Originates from the estate of Weissmuller’s daughter, Lisa Weissmuller Gallagher. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Original script for Welles’s 1939 radio version of The Green Goddess 1062. Orson Welles and Madeleine Carroll. Original unbound script for The Green Goddess

by William Archer, dated February 10, 1939, 8.5 x 11, 84 pages, signed on the first page by Orson Welles and Madeleine Carroll. In very good condition, with paper loss to edges and scattered soiling to first and last page. This script is for the radio version of the drama, which was performed about three months after his famed War of the Worlds, by Orson Welles and his repertory group on the Campbell Playhouse radio program on February 10, 1939. Welles and his Mercury Theatre troupe also performed the play on stage, for which Welles had assembled a five-minute film from stock footage that depicted an airplane crash in the Himalayas. This film, shown before the play as a prologue, has now been lost. That film was likely Welles’s first film viewed by the general public—of the two films he is known to have made prior, one was a student film and one was also shot to incorporate into a stage play, but was never used. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Very scarce signature of Auntie Em 1063. Wizard of Oz: Clara Blandick. American character actress (1880–1962).

In 1939, after a well-regarded stage career and a string of small, often uncredited movie parts, Blandick landed her most memorable role—Auntie Em in MGM’s The Wizard of Oz. After Oz, Blandick returned to supporting and bit roles and committed suicide by suffocation at the age of 81. Vintage ink signature and inscription, “To Momma Vanna, Best wishes, Clara Blandick,” on an off-white 4 x 6.5 album page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1064. Bud Abbott

1065. Academy Award Winners

1066. Actors

1067. Actors

1068. Addams Family: Ken Weatherwax

1069. Alice

1070. Robert Altman

1071. Pier Angeli

1072. Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse

1073. Fred Astaire

1074. Gene Autry and Pat Buttram

1075. Carroll Baker

1076. William Bakewell

1077. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

1078. Tallulah Bankhead

1079. Tallulah Bankhead

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1080. John Banner

1081. Theda Bara

1082. Brigitte Bardot

1083. Brigitte Bardot

1084. Brigitte Bardot

1085. Wesley Barry

1086. Mikhail Baryshnikov

1087. Warner Baxter

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1089. Jean Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina

1090. William Bendix

1091. Joan Bennett

1092. Edgar Bergen

1093. Edgar Bergen

1094. Ingrid Bergman

1095. Sarah Bernhardt

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1096. Jacqueline Bisset

1097. Bonanza: Blocker and Landon

1098. Ward Bond

1099. Richard Boone

1101. British Actors and Actresses

1102. Joe E. Brown

1103. Nigel Bruce

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1105. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

1106. George Burns and Gracie Allen

1107. George Burns

1108. Bruce Cabot

1109. Joseph Calleia

1110. Frank Capra

1111. Frank Capra

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1100. William Boyd MB $100

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1104. Edgar Buchanan

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1112. George Carlin

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1114. The Carol Burnett Show

1115. Leslie Caron

1116. David Carradine

1117. Celebrity Checks

1118. CHIPS

1119. Rene Clair

1120. Montgomery Clift

1121. James Coburn

1122. Claudette Colbert

1123. Claudette Colbert

1124. Sean Connery

1125. Lou Costello

1126. Joseph Cotten

1127. Joseph Cotten

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1113. George Carlin

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1128. The Courtship of Eddie’s Father

1129. Buster Crabbe

1130. Buster Crabbe

1131. Joan Crawford

1132. Joan Crawford

1133. Joan Crawford

1134. Laird Cregar

1135. Bing Crosby

1136. Scatman Crothers

1137. George Cukor

1138. Rodney Dangerfield

1139. Bette Davis

1140. Bette Davis

1141. Sammy Davis, Jr

1142. Yvonne De Carlo

1143. Olivia de Havilland

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1144. Dolores Del Rio

1145. Alain Delon

1146. William Demarest

1147. Cecil B. deMille

1148. Cecil B. deMille

1149. Angie Dickinson

1150. Marlene Dietrich

1151. Marlene Dietrich

1152. Marlene Dietrich

1153. Directors

1154. Brian Donlevy

1155. Melvyn Douglas

1156. Clint Eastwood

1157. Barbara Eden

1158. Jack Elam

1159. Taina Elg

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1161. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr

1162. Alice Faye and Dana Andrews

1163. Jose Ferrer

1164. Fish

1165. Barry Fitzgerald

1166. Paul Fix

1167. Eric Fleming

1168. Rhonda Fleming

1169. Errol Flynn

1170. Henry Fonda

1171. Henry Fonda

1172. Frankenstein: Gavin Gordon

1173. William Frawley

1174. Fridays

1175. Ava Gardner

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1176. Greer Garson

1177. Greer Garson

1178. Janet Gaynor

1179. Lillian Gish

1180. Lillian Gish

1181. Paulette Goddard

1182. Gone With the Wind: Olivia de Havilland

1183. Gone With the Wind: Butterfly McQueen

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1184. Gone With the Wind: Rutherford and Keyes

1185. Gone With the Wind: Anne Rutherford

1186. The Gong Show

1187. Leo B. Gorcey

1188. Martha Graham

1189. Cary Grant

1190. Green Acres

1191. Sydney Greenstreet

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1192. Fred Gwynne

1193. Billy Halop

1194. Margaret Hamilton

1195. Happy Days

1196. Helen Hayes

1197. Paul Henreid

1198. Katharine Hepburn

1199. Katharine Hepburn

1200. Katharine Hepburn

1201. Katharine Hepburn MB $100

1202. Jean Hersholt and Hilo Hattie

1203. Charlton Heston

1205. John Houseman

1206. Rock Hudson

1207. Jeffrey Hunter

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1204. Celeste Holm MB $100

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1208. Zita Johann

1209. Edmund Kean

1210. Buster Keaton

1211. Ruby Keeler

1212. Werner Klemperer

1213. Werner Klemperer

1214. Don Knotts

1215. Ernie Kovacs

1216. Stanley Kramer

1217. Hedy Lamarr

1218. Elsa Lanchester

1219. Land of the Giants

1220. Michael Landon

1221. Charles Lane

1222. Fritz Lang

1223. Lillie Langtry

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1224. Lillie Langtry

1225. Stan Laurel

1226. David Lean

1227. Jean-Pierre Leaud

1228. Belinda Lee

1229. Christopher Lee

1230. Sheldon Leonard

1231. Jerry Lewis

1232. Sophia Loren

1233. Peter Lorre

1234. The Love Boat

1235. Ernst Lubitsch

1236. Keye Luke

1237. Ida Lupino

1238. Fredric March

1239. Dean Martin

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1240. Zeppo Marx

1241. Match Game

1242. Maude

1243. Leo McCarey

1244. Dorothy McGuire

1245. Ethel Merman

1246. Toshiro Mifune

1247. Mistinguett

1248. Robert Mitchum

1249. Robert Mitchum

1250. Mod Squad MB $100

1251. Dudley Moore and Peter Cooke

1254. Audie Murphy

1255. George Murphy

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1252. Agnes Moorehead MB $100

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1253. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas MB $100

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1256. Alan Napier

1257. Patricia Neal

1258. Ronald Neame

1259. Pola Negri

1260. Paul Newman

1261. Paul Newman

1262. David Niven

1263. Pat O’Brien

1264. Maureen O’Hara

1265. Al Pacino

1266. Perils of Nyoka

1267. Mary Philbin

1268. Slim Pickens

1269. Erwin Piscator

1270. Suzanne Pleshette

1271. Roman Polanski

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1272. Vincent Price MB $100

1273. Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder

1274. Luise Rainer

1275. Claude Rains

1276. Basil Rathbone

1277. Satyajit Ray

1278. Donna Reed

1279. Donna Reed

1280. Jean Renoir

1281. Tony Richardson

1282. Hal Roach

1283. Hal Roach

1284. Jason Robards

1285. Edward G. Robinson

1286. Ginger Rogers

1287. Gilbert Roland

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1288. Herbert Ross

1289. Jane Russell

1290. Rosalind Russell

1291. Saturday Night Live

1292. Syd Saylor

1293. Romy Schneider

1294. Paul Scofield

1295. Martin Scorsese

1296. George C. Scott

1297. George C. Scott

1298. Peter Sellers

1299. Sarah Siddons

1300. Don Siegel

1301. Sigmund and the Sea Monsters

1302. S. Sylvan Simon

1303. Robert Siodmak

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1304. Siskel and Ebert MB $100

1305. The Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman

1306. Max Skladanowsky

1307. Buffalo Bob Smith

1308. Gale Sondergaard

1309. Barbara Stanwyck

1310. Barbara Stanwyck

1311. Joseph Stefano

1312. Rod Steiger

1313. Rod Steiger

1314. George Stevens

1315. George Stevens

1316. James Stewart

1317. The Streets of San Francisco

1318. Gloria Stuart

1319. Superman

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1320. Gloria Swanson

1321. Robert Taylor and Ursula Thiess

1322. Shirley Temple and Buddy Ebsen

1323. Shirley Temple

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1325. Three Stooges: Joe Besser

1326. Three Stooges: Curly Joe DeRita

1327. Gene Tierney

1328. Gene Tierney

1329. Lana Turner

1330. Lana Turner

1331. Miyoshi Umeki

1332. Lee Van Cleef

1333. Vaudeville

1334. Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson

1335. Johnny Weissmuller

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1324. Sybil Thorndike

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1336. Orson Welles

1337. Mae West

1338. Mae West

1339. The White Shadow

1340. Billy Wilder MB $100

1341. Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger

1342. Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger

1343. Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger

1344. Wizard of Oz: Jack Haley

1345. Wizard of Oz: Margaret Hamilton

1346. Wizard of Oz: Frank Morgan

1347. Natalie Wood

1348. Sam Wood

1349. Fay Wray and Ralph Bellamy

1350. Fay Wray

1351. William Wyler

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the William Collier family The items in the following section originate from the personal collection of the Collier family, members of which were active in showbiz for over a century. William Collier, Sr., (1864–1944) began a very successful stage acting career at just eleven years old as part of Eddie Foy’s troupe. His first appearances on the silver screen came in Mack Sennett shorts, and he went on to act in over 40 films, including Up the River, The Murder Man, and Disputer Passage. His son, William ‘Buster’ Collier, Jr., (1902–1987) followed in his footsteps, beginning a prolific acting career at age four. Although his film career began with silent movies, he successfully transitioned to ‘talkies,’ becoming a popular leading man—he ultimately appeared in over 80 films, including Little Caesar, Cimarron, and Street Scene. Associated with a remarkable array of personalities, William ‘Buster’ Collier, Jr. one of the young Collier’s closest friends was Buster Keaton, and William Randolph Hearst, Jr., served as his best man when he married Ziegfeld girl Marie Stevens. In addition to the actors themselves, a number of these items are inscribed to Buster’s daughter, Chatty. Featuring many of the greatest stars of the era and holding close personal Hollywood associations, this is one of the most extraordinary entertainment collections we have come across.

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1357. Marion Davies.

Actors. Three vintage

matte-finish photos, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed and inscribed to a member of Collier’s family by the actor or actress pictured. Signers are: Dana Andrews, Lizabeth Scott, and Walter Huston. In overall fine condition, with tack holes to borders of the Andrews photo. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from PSA/DNA for the Huston and Andrews photos. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1356. Actors and Actresses. Six vin-

tage ink signatures of different actors and actresses on sheets and album pages of various sizes, most inscribed to “Chatty.” Signers are: Maureen O’Hara, Red Skelton, Joan Blondell and Dick Powell, Jane Wyman, and Danny Kaye. The Skelton and Kaye signatures are affixed to larger scrapbook pages. Most album pages bear toned tape to edges, otherwise overall fine condition. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

Stunning vintage mattefinish 8 x 10 publicity photo of Davies, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Stevie, with love, from Marion.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1358. Marion Davies.

Pretty vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 publicity photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Stevie, with lots of love, from Marion.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I believe thoroughly in your matinee scheme”

“Married this afternoon, Carole and Clark”

1359. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

Boldly penned ALS signed “Douglas Fairbanks,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, January 20, 1909. Letter to William Collier. In part: “Thanks for the most enjoyable time…also for the instruction I received—your methods to me are flawless— great—I mean this sincerely. I believe thoroughly in your matinee scheme.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1360. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Unsigned typed

telegram from the couple to Buster Collier, one page, 8.5 x 5.5, Postal Telegraph letterhead, stamp-dated March 29, 1939. In full: “Married this afternoon, Carole and Clark.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, paper loss to the upper left corner, and various small edge tears. Gable and Lombard were married in Kingman, Arizona, during a production break on Gone With the Wind. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Dashing oversized 1941 Clarence Sinclair Bull portrait 1361. Clark Gable. Vintage pearl-finish 10 x 13 MGM publicity

photo of Gable at a card table and showing off a holstered gun in the 1941 film Honky Tonk, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, “To Chatty, my sweet. Always, Clark.” Reverse bears a Clarence Sinclair Bull photographer’s stamp and typed caption. Scattered surface creases and impressions, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. An incredible image that perfectly captures Gable’s character as a quick-drawing gambler. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Hollywood.

Collection of four onepage TLSs to various members of the Collier family, dated between 1942 and 1959, each from a different Hollywood notable. Letters are from: Eddie Mannix, Gene Fowler, Joan Crawford, and Maurice Chevalier. Mannix’s letter, in part: “I am glad to recommend for your consideration Mr. Buster Collier for a commission in the Motion Picture Division of the Signal Corps.” Fowler’s letter, in part: “I know it will seem that everything has collapsed. This, however, is not so…You and a great many men and women all over the world know what a fine memory he has left.” Moderate toning to borders of the Chevalier letter, otherwise overall fine condition. The Fowler and Chevalier letters are accompanied by certificates of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1363. Al Jennings. Comical, train-robbing outlaw of the Old West (1863–1961) who later became a Hollywood actor and advisor. Signed book: Number 30664 by Number 31539. First edition. Hollywood: Pioneer Press, 1941. Softcover, 5.5 x 8.25, 32 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “To Buster Collier, With my regards, Al Jennings”; and a TLS, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, Hotel Paso Del Norte, March 15, 1939, regarding his return to Hollywood. In overall fine condition. Both are accompanied by certificates of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1365. Buster Keaton. Endorsed

bank check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out and signed by William Collier, Sr., payable to Keaton for $200, January 2, 1926. Endorsed on the reverse in black ink, “Buster Keaton.” Expected bank stamps, notations, and cancellation holes (none affecting Keaton’s signature), and a tiny tear to the bottom of the check, otherwise fine condition. A PSA/DNA label is affixed to the front. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA and an unsigned photo. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Extraordinary oversized Spurr portrait 1366. Buster Keaton. Stunning

vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 13.75 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Buster Collier, from Buster Keaton,” and curiously inscribed by the recipient, “To ‘Buster’ Keaton, from, Buster Collier,” and dated 1928. Reverse bears a Melbourne Spurr photographer’s stamp. In fine condition, with a small tear to the upper left corner tip and slightly trimmed edges. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/ DNA. A superlative image and just the second oversized example we have ever offered. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1364. Al Jolson. Vintage Curran Theatre ticket envelope, 4.5 x 2, signed and inscribed in pencil, “To Buster’s aunt, Al Jolson.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Incredible, large collection of unpublished 1920s Keaton snapshots 1367. Buster Keaton. Collection of approximately 77 unpublished snapshot photos from Collier’s personal collection, most approximately 5 x 3.5, predominately featuring his friend Buster Keaton and the Talmadge sisters. Many depict Keaton, Collier, and the Talmadges in various activities: riding in an early convertible, going to the beach, sailing, frolicking in the snow and sledding, playing ukuleles, and posing for the camera. Includes seven original 4 x 3 negatives, as well as one candid photo of Humphrey Bogart and one of Clark Gable. In overall fine condition. Keaton was married to Natalie Talmadge, sister of silent actresses Constance and Norma, from 1921 to 1932, dating these photos to that period. A truly spectacular collection, these photos reveal the less frequently seen personal side of Keaton’s life at the height of his career. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Incredible oversized photo that captures her equine affection 1368. Carole Lombard. Vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.25 portrait of Lombard crouched in a field with one of her horses, affixed to an original 15 x 19.5 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen, “To Chatty, Dear, Devotedly, Auntie Carole.” In very good condition, with moderate to heavy creasing to the mount (not affecting the image or signature), a tear to the upper right edge of the mount, and tack holes to top and bottom; the photo itself is extremely sharp and unaffected. Lombard loved horses and owned many throughout her tragically abbreviated life—the horse in this image appears to be one of her favorites, a palomino gelding named Pico. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Pickford declines a worldwide business partnership 1372. Mary Pickford. TLS signed

1369. Ben Lyon. Vintage matte-finish 13.5 x 10.5 photo of Lyon flying a plane, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To ‘Bennie’—Thanks for putting your life in my hands—Best always, Ben,” and dated 1937. Blindstamped in the lower right by the photographer, Elmer Fryer. In very good condition, with noticeable creasing (primarily to right border), paper loss to the left edge and lower corner, and a few edge dings and tears; signature and inscription are extremely crisp and bold, and presents well overall. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1370. Mabel Normand. Vin-

tage fountain pen signature, “Mabel Normand,” on a light gray 5.25 x 2.75 holiday greeting card. In fine condition. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1371. Anna Pavlova.

Vintage ink signature, “Anna Pavlova,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3.5 sheet of S. S. Leviathan stationery. In fine condition, with scattered spots of stray ink. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“Mary,” one onionskin page, 8.25 x 11, personal letterhead, July 12, 1949. Letter to ‘Buster’ Collier regarding business. In part: “I have been offered as high as 25% world profits for my United Artists release which, of course, I could not accept as it would be considered ‘farming out my contract.’ We have a much more advantageous proposition from Caramelli.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds (the vertical fold passing through first letter of the signature), scattered toning, skipping to first letter of signature, and show-through from the PSA/DNA label affixed to reverse. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“I think you are kidding me by asking for an autograph” 1373. Will Rogers. Program for

a banquet at City Hall in Beverly Hills on April 23, 1932, 8.5 x 11, signed and inscribed on the front cover in pencil, “Hello Mrs. Collier—I think you are kidding me by asking for an autograph. I know it will be a laugh to Bill. Will Rogers.” Program retains its original binding string. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1374. Lillian Russell. Vintage

matte-finish 9 x 12 photo of Russell in flamboyant attire, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Buster Collier, a remembrance of your friendship, Lillian Russell, June 12th, 1912”; and an ink signature, “Yours truly, Lillian Russell,” on an off-white 5.25 x 2.25 slip affixed to a scrapbook page. In overall very good condition, with trimmed edges to the photo and the inscription light but legible, and scattered foxing and soiling to the signed slip. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA for the photo. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1375. Lillian Russell.

Signed book: A Child’s History of England. Later printing. London: Chapman & Hall, 1910. Hardcover, 6 x 8.5, 473 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, “To ‘Buster’ Collier, A souvenir of a pleasant trip on the private car ‘Independence.’ With the happiest predictions for your successful future, your friend, Lillian Russell, June 9th 1912.” In very good condition, with irregular blocks of toning to first free end page, a cracked front hinge, and scattered soiling and slight dampstaining to cover. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA, as well as a hardcover first edition of Lillian Russell: The Era of Plush by Parker Morell, which mentions Collier a number of times. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1376. Spencer Tracy. Vin-

tage fountain pen signature and inscription, “For Chatty—always good wishes, Spencer Tracy,” on an off-white 5.75 x 8 sheet. In fine condition, with notched edges to sheet and a bit of paper loss to the left edge. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/ DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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The studio mogul vouches for Collier, Jr.: “I am certain that his experience would well qualify him in the supervising and directing of pictures”

1377. Jack Warner. Three identical TLSs signed “Jack L. Warner,” each one page, 8 x 10.5, War Department Army Air Forces letterhead, July 24, 1942. Letters of recommendation. In part: “Mr. William Collier, Jr., is applying for a commission in the Photographic Division of the Signal Corps. Mr. Collier has been associated with the Motion Picture business over a period of many years. Part of this time he was affiliated with Warner Bros. in the production of pictures both here and in England. I am certain that his experience would well qualify him in the supervising and directing of pictures, or the handling of production units.” In overall fine condition. One letter is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“All of us who loved the theatre loved William Collier”

1378. Orson Welles. A L S

signed “Orson,” two pages, 6 x 7.75, personal letterhead, no date but circa January 1944. Letter to Buster. In part: “I didn’t hear of your loss until just the other day…I was a great admirer of your father, one of the very many. My father was a friend of his. I wish I had been—And all of us who loved the theatre loved William Collier.” Various horizontal folds (one passing through the signature), and a paperclip mark and impression to the upper left, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


sports “Lew Alcindor” flies the friendly skies

1380. Kareem AbdulJabbar. Vintage United

Airlines ticket folder issued to Mr. J. Cummings, 3.75 x 8, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “Lew Alcindor,” with a baggage claim ticket stapled inside. In fine condition, with several notations to cover, expected light handling wear, and a James Spence authentication label affixed to back cover. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The legendary Pirate in the year of his 8th consecutive Gold Glove 1382. Roberto Clemente.

Original 1968 Topps baseball card featuring Clemente posing in his batting stance, signed in black ballpoint over his image. In fine condition, with the signature a shade or two light. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1381. Baseball Stars and Hall of Famers. Official Rawlings National League baseball signed in ballpoint on the sweet

spot and side panels by 21 stars and Hall of Famers. Signers are: Roger Maris, Joe DiMaggio, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Eddie Mathews, Don Drysdale, Joe Cronin, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Al Lopez, Whitey Ford, Lefty Gomez, Lou Brock, Billy Herman, Carl Hubbell, Bob Feller, Babe Herman, Ralph Branca, Dolph Camilli, Bill Singer, and Kirby Higby. Moderate scattered toning and a tiny ballpoint notation to league stamp, otherwise fine condition. Baseball also bears a secretarial signature of Roy Campanella, his wife signing on his behalf. Consignor notes that the ball was signed at the 1980 All-Star game. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Incredible circa 1876 photo of the Heavyweight Champ at age 10 1383. James J. Corbett. One-of-a-kind vintage circa 1876 albumen

6.75 x 4 photo of Corbett in his grade school class affixed to an original 7.25 x 4.25 mount, signed later in blue ink, “Jim Corbett, Age 10,” circling himself and adding a faint “Jim” within, as well age “Age 10” in the right border. In very good condition, with irregularly trimmed edges to the mount and portions of the signature a shade or two light. Likely the earliest photograph of Corbett extant, and certainly the earliest that we have encountered. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1384. Eddie Collins. DS, signed

Terrific formal portrait of ‘Gentleman Jim’

“Edward T. Collins,” one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, December 8, 1945. Agreement between the Boston American League Baseball Company and Portland Baseball Company for the assignment of James Bucher for the sum of $5,000.00. Nicely signed at the conclusion by Collins. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce portrait of the Italian automotive legend 1385. Enzo Ferrari. Italian automo-

tive magnate (1898– 1988) whose sports cars are prized the world over as both a classic example of industrial design and an iconic status symbol. Matte-finish 4.75 x 6.75 photo of Ferrari in sunglasses, signed in purple ink, “Ferrari.” In fine condition, with a crease to the lower right corner (passing through a single letter of the signature). Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1386. James J. Corbett. Choice vintage glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders portrait of Corbett, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To my dear friend Buster Collier, with warmest regards, Jim Corbett, Feb. 2/31.” In fine condition, with trivial emulsion loss to the upper right border (not affecting the image). Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Fully signed by Rockne’s exceptional 1924 backfield 1387. Four Horsemen. Exquisite vintage ink signatures, “Elmer Layden,” “Every good wish, Harry Stuhldreher,” “Sincere regards, Don Miller,” and “Every good wish, Jim Crowley,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3.75 sheet removed from the 1962 book A Treasury of Notre Dame Football by Gene Schoor. Attractively double-matted in Notre Dame’s colors and framed with a portrait of the four football players on horseback to an overall size of 16.75 x 20. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Tremendously desirable and rarely seen on a single item, this is one of the finest sets of Four Horsemen signatures we have encountered. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Remarkable Four Horsemen portrait, featuring the legendary fullback 1388. Four Horsemen: Elmer Layden. College Football Hall of Famer (1903–1973) who comprised one quarter of the famed Four Horsemen of Notre Dame. Exceptional vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of the four members of Notre Dame’s backfield on horseback, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To my friend ‘Warren,’ Good luck, Elmer Layden.” A noticeable crease to the leftmost horse, and the signature light but legible, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1389. Lou Gehrig. Choice vintage fountain pen signature, “Lou Gehrig,” on a peach 3.75 x 1.5 card. In very fine condition. An especially clean, crisp signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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1390. Rogers Hornsby.

Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To Phil, from Rogers Hornsby,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard bearing an affixed magazine photo. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1391. Vince Lombardi. Green Bay Packers, Inc. business check, 8 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Lombardi, “Vincent Lombardi,” payable to Green Bay Packers Payroll Acct. for $247.38, March 20, 1959. In fine condition, with cancellation holes and bank stamp to center. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1392. Joe Louis. Vin-

tage glossy 4 x 5 photo of Louis posing in Ben Lee boxing gear, signed vertically in fountain pen. A few light creases and irregular adhesion to the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1393. Rocky Marciano. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Rocky

Marciano,” on an off-white clipped portion of a photograph affixed to a slightly larger card. Matted and framed with two photos of Marciano, including one of him knocking out Jersey Joe Walcott, to an overall size of 22 x 14. In very good condition, with a bit of light skipping to signature, some light creasing, and some toning from adhesive on reverse. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1394. Joe Louis. Glossy 8 x 10 studio portrait of Louis in a three-piece suit with a lapel microphone around his neck, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “Joe Louis to Barry.” In fine condition, with a pre-printed signature and sentiment in the lower right. Precertified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

One-of-a-kind candid of the New York slugger

1395. Mel Ott. Scarce

vintage glossy 2.75 x 4.5 snapshot photo of Ott relaxing while wearing his Giants hat, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)


Extremely rare letter from the legendary Giants slugger 1396. Mel Ott. ALS, one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, January 9, 1940.

Letter to Dr. C. G. Steen. In full: “If you send the picture I will be glad to autograph it for you. I am sorry it has taken me so long to answer your letter, but we have had bad sickness in our family and I have been pretty busy.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. In 1940, Ott would begin his 15th year in the Major Leagues and be selected as an All-Star for the seventh consecutive year. Rare in letters of any type, this is the first Ott ALS we have offered. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Babe Ruth was just returning to his playing position left field, for the Yanks & I ran out on the field & asked him to sign this” 1397. Babe Ruth and Jacob Ruppert. Exquisite

vintage 5.5 x 3.5 real photo postcard, signed in fountain pen, “George H. Babe Ruth” and “J. Ruppert.” Original collector’s note to the reverse reads, in part: “I obtained these autographs on March 20, 1934 at the Braves Waterfront Park winter quarters. Babe Ruth was just returning to his playing position left field, for the Yanks & I ran out on the field & asked him to sign this. Just after he was taken out of the game because many more autograph seekers collected near by.” Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder, and accompanied by a full PSA/DNA letter of authenticity grading the Ruth autograph an 8 and the Ruppert a 7. Some trivial foxing and silvering to the image, slight irregular adhesion to the signatures, and a couple small spots of surface loss to the reverse, otherwise fine condition. An exceedingly rare full name signature of the legendary New York slugger. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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At the peak of his career in 1931, the Babe inscribes a Burke photo to a Broadway producer 1398. Babe Ruth. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 11 photo of Ruth posing in his Yankees road uniform, believed to be the work of noted Chicago photographer George Burke, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To my pal Charles B. Dillingham from Babe Ruth, Sept. 1, 1931.” Photo is mounted to an identical size cardboard backing. In very good condition, with a few scattered light surface marks and creases, a few thin mild stains, light contrast to signature, and moderate silvering to darker areas of image and background. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA, as well as a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Ruth’s Yankees dropped a double header to the Red Sox on the date he signed this photo. A fine image of baseball’s most iconic figure. Dillingham, a Broadway producer, was indeed one of Ruth’s pals. As owner of of the Hippodrome Theatre in New York City, Dillingham often presented shows starring talents of the 1920s, Ruth being among the celebrities who graced his stage. During the Great Depression, the now-bankrupt Dillingham was supported financially and morally by friends, including Ruth. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Choice playing-days signature from the ‘Babe’ 1399. Babe Ruth. Superlative vintage ink signature, “‘Babe’ Ruth,” on an off-white 5.5 x 6.5 lined sheet. In fine condition. Signature dates to before 1928, as he ceased using quotation marks for his first name around that time. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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The first African-American ballplayer honors Martin Luther King 1400. Jackie Robinson. Pro-

gram cover from the ‘East-West Major L ea gu e Baseball Classic’ exhibition game held on March 28, 1970, 8.25 x 10.75, signed vertically in blue ballpoint by Robinson. Also lightly but legibly signed on the left side in black felt tip by Tom Tresh. Multiple punch holes to the left border and scattered surface marks and scuffing, otherwise fine condition. An especially appropriate association, as the game was played in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1 4 0 1 . Tr i s Speaker. Vin-

tage fountain pen signature, “Tris Speaker,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 card featuring a small image of Speaker as a broadcaster. In fine condition, with a trivial stray ink mark to lower right. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1402. Honus Wagner. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Honus Wagner,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard bearing an affixed magazine photo. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1403. Cy Young.

Terrific vintage 2.75 x 3.5 magazine photo of Young during his time with Cleveland affixed to a 3.25 x 5.5 government postcard, signed at the bottom in fountain pen. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The greatest athlete of the 20th century offers his services 1404. Jim Thorpe. Scarce ANS, one page, 4.75 x 3.5, no date, but circa late 1940s. Letter to “Mr. Collier.” In full: “Talked with Nick last night and thought maybe you could use me. Phone, Hawthorne 179.” Central vertical and horizontal folds (the vertical fold passing through first letter of signature), and slight show-through from writing to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. In addition to his athletic feats, Thorpe appeared as an extra or played small parts in over fifty films. Provenance: William Collier Family Collection. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1405. Hank Aaron MB $100

1406. Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Ellis

1407. Muhammad Ali

1408. Muhammad Ali

1409. Muhammad Ali

1410. Muhammad Ali

1411. Muhammad Ali

1412. Muhammad Ali

1413. Muhammad Ali

1414. Roger Bannister

1415. Baseball Hall of Famers

1416. Baseball Hall of Famers

1419. Jean Beliveau

1420. Bert Bell

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1417. Baseball Hall of Famers MB $100

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1418. Baseball: Old Timers MB $100

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1421. Barry Bonds MB $100

1422. Primo Carnera MB $100

1423. Wilt Chamberlain MB $100

1424. A. B. ‘Happy’ Chandler MB $100

1425. Ezzard Charles

1426. Chicago Bears

1427. 1972 Chicago Cubs

1428. 1969 Chicago Cubs

1429. 1969 Chicago Cubs

1430. Roger Clemens

1431. Mickey Cochrane

1432. Eddie Collins

1433. Joe Cronin

1434. Al Davis

1435. Jack Dempsey and Jack Sharkey

1436. DiMaggio Brothers

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1437. Joe DiMaggio

1438. Joe DiMaggio

1439. Joe DiMaggio

1440. Joe DiMaggio

1441. Leo Durocher

1442. Dale Earnhardt

1443. Happy Felton

1444. Happy Felton

1445. Larry Fitzgerald

1446. Carl Furillo

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1448. Golf: 1969 Ryder Cup

1451. Lefty Gomez

1452. Red Grange

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1450. Golf: Masters Champions MB $100

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1453. Hank Greenberg

1454. Hank Greenberg

1455. George Halas

1456. Sam Hanks

1457. Crazylegs Hirsch

1458. Ben Hogan

1459. Elston Howard

1460. Carl Hubbell

1461. Michael Jordan

1462. Michael Jordan

1463. Ted Kluzszewski

1464. Sandy Koufax

1465. Mike Krzyzewski

1466. Rod Laver

1467. Rod Laver

1468. Ivan Lendl

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1469. Carl ‘Spider’ Lockhart

1470. Los Angeles Rams: Jones and Lundy

1473. Mickey Mantle

1474. Mickey Mantle

1477. Joe Montana

1478. Motorsports Hall of Famers

1479. 1986 NY Mets

1480. NY Yankees

1482. Jesse Owens

1483. Satchel Paige

1484. Arnold Palmer

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1481. Walter O’Malley MB $100

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1471. Henrik Lundqvist MB $100

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1476. Mickey Mantle

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1472. Mickey Mantle

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1485. Jake Pitler MB $100

1486. Pittsburgh Penguins

1487. Pittsburgh Pirates

1489. Buster Posey

1490. Grantland Rice

1491. Mariano Rivera

1493. Sugar Ray Robinson

1494. Pete Rose MB $100

1495. Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain

1496. Bill Russell

1498. George Sisler

1499. Casey Stengel

1500. Tennis

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1497. Gene Sarazen MB $100

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1488. Jacques Plante MB $100

1492. Frank Robinson MB $100

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1501. Tennis: Connors and Borg

1502. Tennis: King and Evert

1503. Tennis: Laver and Rosewell

1504. Tennis: US Open Winners

1505. Tennis: Wimbledon Champions

1506. Hank Thompson

1507. Bobby Thomson

1508. Pie Traynor

1509. Mike Tyson

1510. Lloyd Waner

1511. Ted Williams

1512. Ted Williams

1515. Ted Williams

1516. Carl Yastrzemski

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1513. Ted Williams MB $200

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be performed prior to Auctioneer’s acceptance of a bid. Check writing privileges and immediate delivery of merchandise may also be determined by pre-approval of credit based on a combination of criteria: RRAuction.com history, related industry references, bank verification, a credit bureau report and/or a personal guarantee for a corporate or partnership entity in advance of the auction venue. Buyer’s Premium: 10. All bids are subject to a Buyer’s Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid. The buyer’s premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the Bidder as part of the total purchase price. The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 20% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual lots if payment is made by cash, check or wire payments. RR Auction may accept a current and valid VISA or MasterCard, credit or debit cards and/or PayPal for payment for winning bids under $5,000.00, but under the express condition that any property purchased by credit or debit card shall not be refundable, returnable, or exchangeable, and that no credit to Buyer’s credit or debit card account will be issued under any circumstances. In addition, there will be an additional 2.5% buyer’s Premium for Bidders who chose to pay via credit card or Paypal for invoices of $5,000 or less. The last sentence constitutes RR Auction’s “official policy” regarding returns, refunds, and exchanges where credit or debit cards are used. For payment other than by cash, delivery will not be made unless and until full payment has been actually received by RR Auction, i.e., check has fully cleared or credit or debit card funds fully obtained. Unless otherwise agreed in a writing signed by RR Auction, payment in full is due within thirteen (13) calendar days of the auction or within twelve (12) calendar days of the invoice date, whichever is later. Bidding: 11. By submitting a bid, whether online, in person, by mail, by phone, by facsimile or through an employee or agent, the Bidder acknowledges (i) receipt of the catalogue, (ii) that the Bidder has read the Terms and Conditions of Sale and the descriptions for the lots on which they have bid, and (iii) that they agree to adhere to these Terms and Conditions of Sale. 12. Each Bidder’s determination of its bid should be based upon its own examination of the item(s), rather than the strict reliance as to what is represented in this Catalogue, online or elsewhere. In any purchase or sale, the value of the item(s) is determined by the price. THE BIDDER HEREBY ASSUMES ALL RISKS OF VALUATION CONCERNING ANY AND ALL PURCHASES. 13. RR AUCTION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS IN BIDDING. A Bidder should make certain to bid on the correct lot and that the bid is the maximum (plus the 20% Buyer’s Premium) that the Bidder is willing and able to pay. Since other Bidders (by mail, facsimile and in person) will be present, and since a re-offering could damage the momentum of the sale, once the hammer has fallen and the Auctioneer has announced the winning Bidder, such Bidder is unconditionally bound to pay for the lot, even if the Bidder has made a mistake. 14. If the description of any lot in the catalogue is incorrect (e.g. gross cataloging error), the lot is returnable if returned within five (5) calendar days of receipt, and received by RR Auction no later than twenty-one (21) calendar days after the sale date. NO RETURN OR REFUND OF ANY AUCTION LOT WILL BE CONSIDERED EXCEPT BY REASON OF LACK OF AUTHENTICITY, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE. 15. All prospective Bidders who examine lots in person prior to the sale shall personally assume all responsibility for any damage they cause in so doing. RR Auction shall have sole discretion in determining the value of the damage caused, which shall be promptly paid by the prospective Bidder. 16. Title to any lot remains with Consignor, any secured party of the Consignor, or assignee of Consignor, as the case may be, until the lot is paid for in full by Bidder. RR Auction reserves the right to require payment in full before delivering any lot to the successful Bidder. 17. It is the Bidder’s responsibility and obligation to have the lots fully insured while in their possession. Bidder assumes any and all RISK OF LOSS once the lot(s) is in Bidder’s possession.

18. Bidder grants to RR Auction or its assigns the right to offset any sums due, or found to be due by RR Auction, and to make such offset from any past, subsequent or future consignment, or items acquired by Bidder in possession or control of RR Auction or from any sums due to Bidder by RR Auction. Bidder further grants RR Auction a purchase money security interest in such sums or items to the extent applicable, and agrees to execute such documents as may be reasonably necessary to grant RR Auction such security interest. Bidder agrees that RR Auction and its assigns shall be a secured party with respect to items bought by Bidder and in the possession of RR Auction, to the extent of the maximum indebtedness, plus all accrued expenses, until the indebtedness is paid. 19. By bidding in this sale, Bidder personally and unconditionally guarantees payment. If the Bidder is a corporation, the officers, directors, and principals of the corporation hereby agree to personally and unconditionally guarantee payment as part of the corporation’s agreement to bid. The authorized representative of any corporate Bidder who is present at the sale shall provide RR Auction or its agent, prior to the commencement of the bidding (or at the time of registration), with a statement signed by each principal, director and officer that they each personally and unconditionally guarantee any payment due RR Auction. 20. RR Auction may at its sole and absolute discretion, make loans or advances to Consignors and/or prospective Bidders. 21. If a dispute arises concerning ownership of a lot that has been bid upon during the course of the sale, RR Auction reserves the right to commence a statutory interpleader proceeding at the expense of the Consignor and successful Bidder and any other applicable party, and in such event shall be entitled to its reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. 22. In the event of a successful challenge to the title to any goods purchased, RR Auction agrees to reimburse any Bidder in an amount equal to the successful bid price actually paid by Bidder at auction plus any Buyer’s Commission actually paid, in full and complete satisfaction of all claims, which once tendered by RR Auction, relieves and releases RR Auction from any responsibility whatsoever to the Bidder, even if the instrument is not cashed or is returned. Bidding Options: 23. Non-Internet bids (including but not limited to podium, fax, phone and mail bids) are treated similar to floor bids in that they must be onincrement. Any podium, fax, phone, or mail bids that do not conform to a full increment will be rounded up or down to the nearest full increment and this revised amount will be considered your high bid. 24. When identical mail or FAX bids are submitted, preference is given to the first received. To ensure the greatest accuracy, written bids should be entered on the standard printed bid sheet and be received at RR Auction’s place of business at least twenty-four (24) hours before the Auction start. Auctioneer is not responsible for executing mail bids or FAX bids received on or after the day the first lot is sold, nor Internet bids submitted after the published closing time; nor is Auctioneer responsible for proper execution of bids submitted by telephone, mail, FAX, e-mail, Internet, or in person once the Auction begins. 25. In internet only Auctions, bids on an item must raise the current high bid by at least 10%. Bids will be accepted in whole dollar amounts only. No “buy” or “unlimited” bids will be accepted. In a live sale, bids on an item can change at the discretion of the auctioneer. 26. RR Auction reserves the right to accept or decline any bid. Bids must be for an entire lot and each lot constitutes a separate sale. All bids are per lot unless otherwise announced. Live auction lots will be sold in their numbered sequence unless the Auctioneer directs otherwise. It is unlawful and illegal for Bidders to collude, pool, or agree with another Bidder to pay less than the fair value for lot(s). Bidders participating in both live and online auctions acknowledge that the law provides for substantial penalties in the form of treble damages and attorneys’ fees and costs for those who violate these provisions. For live auctions the auctioneer will have final discretion in the event that any dispute should arise between bidders. The auctioneer will determine the successful bidder, cancel the sale, or re-offer and resell the lot or


lots in dispute. RR Auction will have final discretion to resolve any disputes arising after the sale and in online auctions. If any dispute arises our sale record is conclusive. Payment: 27. Subject to fulfillment of all of the Terms and Conditions of Sale set forth herein, at the close of the Auction, title to the offered lot will pass to the highest bidder acknowledged by RR Auction, and such bidder thereupon (a) assumes full risk and responsibility (including without limitation, liability for or damage to frames or glass covering prints, paintings, photos, or other works), and (b) will immediately pay the full purchase price or such part as we may require. In addition to other remedies available to RR Auction by law, RR Auction reserves the right to impose from the date of sale a late charge of 1.5% per month of the total purchase price if payment is not made in accordance with the conditions set forth herein. All property must be removed from RR Auction’s premises by the Bidder at his/her expense not later than thirteen (13) business days following its sale and if it is not so removed, (i) a handling charge of 1% of the total purchase price per month from the 13th day after the sale until its removal will be payable to RR Auction by the Bidder, with a minimum of 5% of the total purchase price for any property not so removed within 60 days after the sale, and (ii) RR Auction may send the purchased property to a public warehouse for the account, at the risk and expense of the Bidder. 28. Payment is due upon closing of the Auction session, or upon presentment of an invoice. Auctioneer reserves the right to void an invoice if payment in full is not received within thirteen (13) calendar days of the auction or within twelve (12) calendar days of the invoice date. In cases of nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and buyer’s premium) on the lot and any other damages pertaining to the lot. 29. All sales are strictly for cash in United States dollars (including U.S. currency, bank wire, cashier checks, eChecks, and bank money orders, and are subject to all reporting requirements). All deliveries are subject to good funds; funds being received in RR Auction’s account before delivery of the Purchases; and all payments are subject to a clearing period. RR Auction reserves the right to determine if a check constitutes “good funds”: checks drawn on a U.S. bank are subject to a ten (10) business day hold, and ten (10) days when drawn on an international bank. Clients with pre-arranged credit status may receive immediate credit for payments via Check, personal or corporate checks. All others will be subject to a hold of five (5) days, or more, for the funds to clear prior to releasing merchandise. 30. In the event that a Bidder’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Bidder shall pay the maximum statutory processing fee set by applicable state law. If Bidder attempts to pay via Check and the financial institution denies the transfer from Bidder’s bank account, or the payment cannot be completed using the selected funding source, Bidder agrees to complete payment. 31. If any Auction invoice submitted by Auctioneer is not paid in full when due, the unpaid balance will bear interest at the highest rate permitted by law from the date of invoice until paid. Any invoice not paid when due will bear a one and one-half per cent (1.5%) late fee on the invoice amount. If the Auctioneer refers any invoice to an attorney for collection, the buyer agrees to pay attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by Auctioneer. If Auctioneer assigns collection to its house counsel, such attorney’s time expended on the matter shall be compensated at a rate comparable to the hourly rate of independent attorneys. 32. If any applicable conditions herein are not complied with the Bidder will be in default and in addition to any and all other remedies available to RR Auction and the Consignor by law, including, without limitation, the right to hold the Bidder liable for the total purchase price, including all fees, charges and expenses more fully set forth herein, RR Auction, may (a) cancel the sale of that, or any other lots sold to the defaulting Bidder at the same or any other auction, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the Bidder, or (b) resell the purchased property, whether at public auction or by private sale, or (c) effect any combination thereof. In any case, the Bidder will be liable for any deficiency, any and all costs, handling charges, late charges, ex-

penses of both sales, RR Auction’s commissions on both sales at our regular rates, legal fees and expenses, collection fees and incidental damages. RR Auction may apply any proceeds of sale then due or thereafter becoming due to the Bidder from RR Auction or any affiliated company, or any payment made by the Bidder to RR Auction or any affiliated company, where or not intended to reduce the Bidder’s obligations with respect to the unpaid lot or lots, to the deficiency and any other amounts due to RR Auction or any affiliated companies. In addition, a defaulting Bidder will be deemed to have granted and assigned to RR Auction a continuing security interest of first priority in any property or money of RR Auction’s owing to such Bidder in RR Auction’s possession, and RR Auction may retain and apply such property or money as collateral security for the obligations due to RR Auction. Payment will not be deemed to have been made in full until RR Auction has collected good funds. In the event the Bidder fails to pay any or all of the total purchase price for any lot and RR Auction elects to pay the Consignor any portion of the sale proceeds, the Bidder acknowledges that RR Auction shall have all of the rights of the Consignor to pursue the Bidder for any amounts paid to the Consignor, whether at law, in equity, or under these Terms and Conditions of Sale. 33. Auctioneer shall have a lien against the merchandise purchased by the buyer to secure payment of the Auction invoice. Auctioneer is further granted a lien and the right to retain possession of any other property of the buyer then held by the Auctioneer or its affiliates to secure payment of any Auction invoice or any other amounts due the Auctioneer or affiliates from the buyer. With respect to these lien rights, Auctioneer shall have all the rights of a secured creditor, including but not limited to the right of sale. In addition, with respect to payment of the Auction invoice(s), the buyer waives any and all rights of offset he might otherwise have against the Auctioneer and the consignor of the merchandise included on the invoice. If a Bidder owes Auctioneer or its affiliates on any account, Auctioneer and its affiliates shall have the right to offset such unpaid account by any credit balance due Bidder, and it may secure by possessory lien any unpaid amount by any of the Bidder’s property in their possession. 34. Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices are paid in full. It is the responsibility of the buyer to provide adequate insurance coverage for the items once they have been delivered to a common carrier or third-party shipper. 35. Please send PayPal payments to FinanceDepartment@rrauction. com. All checks, cashiers checks or money orders are payable to R&R Auction Company, LLC. Orders paid by cashier check, money order, wire, Pay Pal or credit card are shipped upon receipt. Wire Information: Account number: 003880291609 Company name: R & R Auction Company, LLC Routing/Transit (ABA) Number: 0260-0959-3 SWIFT Address: BOFAUS3N Bank Address: Bank of America 500 Amherst Street Nashua, NH 03063 Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges: 36. Bidder is liable for shipping and handling. Auctioneer is unable to combine purchases from other auctions or affiliates into one package for shipping purposes. Lots won will be shipped in a commercially reasonable time after payment in good funds for the merchandise and the shipping fees is received or credit extended, except when third-party shipment occurs. Bidder agrees that Service and Handling charges related to shipping items which are not pre-paid may be charged to the credit card on file with Auctioneer. 37. Successful international Bidders shall provide written shipping instructions, including specified Customs declarations, to the Auctioneer for any lots to be delivered outside of the United States. NOTE: Declaration value shall be the item’(s) hammer price together with its buyer’s premium and Auctioneer shall use the correct harmonized code for the lot. Domestic Buyers on lots designated for third-party shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping costs.


Title: 38. On the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, title to the offered lot will pass to the highest bidder acknowledged by RR Auction but fully subject to Buyer’s compliance with all of the terms of the Conditions of Sale and the Registration Form. Rights Reserved: 39. RR Auction reserves the right to withdraw any lot before or at the time of the auction, and/or to postpone the auction of all or any lots or parts thereof, for any reason. RR Auction shall not be liable to any Bidder in the event of such withdrawal or postponement under any circumstances. RR Auction reserves the right to refuse to accept bids from anyone. Conducting the Auction: 40. RR Auction reserves the right to postpone the auction sale or any session thereof for a reasonable period of time for any reason whatsoever, and no Bidder or prospective Bidder shall have any claim as a result thereof, including consequential damages. 41. RR Auction reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time, even after the hammer has fallen, until the Bidder has taken physical possession of the lot. No Consignor who has registered to bid at the sale (or at any other time unless otherwise provided in the consignment agreement), or any Bidder or prospective Bidder shall have a right to claim any consequential damages if a lot is withdrawn, even after the sale. 42. The highest qualified Bidder recognized by the Auctioneer shall be the Buyer. In the event of a tie bid, the earliest bid received or recognized wins. In the event of any dispute between any Bidders at an Auction, Auctioneer may at his sole discretion reoffer the lot. Auctioneer’s decision and declaration of the winning Bidder shall be final and binding upon all Bidders. Bids properly offered, whether by floor Bidder or other means of bidding, may on occasion be missed or go unrecognized; in such cases, the Auctioneer may declare the recognized bid accepted as the winning bid, regardless of whether a competing bid may have been higher. Auctioneer reserves the right after the hammer falls to accept bids and reopen bidding for bids placed through the Internet or otherwise. 43. Lots bearing bidding estimates shall open at Auctioneer’s discretion. In the event that no bid meets or exceeds that opening amount, the lot shall pass as unsold. 44. All items are to be purchased per lot as numerically indicated and no lots will be broken unless decided by RR Auction. Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw, prior to the close, any lots from the Auction. 45. Auctioneer reserves the right to rescind the sale in the event of nonpayment, breach of a warranty, disputed ownership, failure to execute the reserve, auctioneer’s clerical error or omission in exercising bids and reserves, or for any other reason and in Auctioneer’s sole discretion. 46. Auctioneer occasionally experiences Internet and/or Server service outages, and Auctioneer periodically schedules system downtime for maintenance and other purposes, during which Bidders cannot participate or place bids. If such outages occur, RR Auction may at our discretion extend bidding for the Auction. Bidders unable to place their Bids through the Internet are directed to contact Client Services at 1-603-732-4280. 47. The Auctioneer has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such sales including but not limited to the Buyer’s Premium, return rights, and disclaimers. Internet Auction – Extended bidding & the 30 Minute Rule: 48. Any bidder may bid on any lot prior to 6 pm. At that time, the Extended Bidding goes into effect. If you have not bid on a lot before 6 pm, you may not bid on that lot after 6 pm. Only those bidders who have placed bids on a lot before 6 pm will be allowed to bid on that lot after 6 pm. If you are the only bidder on a lot at 6 pm, that lot is awarded

to you. During the extended bidding period, a lot will remain open only to those who bid on that lot prior to 6 pm. All lots WITHOUT an opening bid at 6 pm will remain OPEN to ALL bidders until 7 pm or until they receive their first bid. These lots will close immediately upon receipt of a bid or at 7 pm, whichever comes first. For all lots that are active after 7 pm, bidding will remain open until 30 minutes pass without a bid being placed on THAT lot. The 30 Minute Rule is applied on a PER LOT BASIS; each lot in the auction closes individually based on bidding activity after 7 pm. On a PER LOT BASIS, the 30 minute timer will reset each time a bid is placed after 7 pm. If you are the high bidder, raising your maximum bid will NOT reset the timer. RR Auction reserves the right to close the auction at any time at its sole discretion. Auctioneer’s Discretion: 49. RR Auction shall determine opening bids and bidding increments. The auctioneer has the right in its absolute discretion to reject any bid in the event of dispute between bidders or if the auctioneer has doubt as to the validity of any bid, to advance the bidding at its absolute discretion and to determine the successful bidder in the event of a dispute between bidders, to continue the bidding or to reoffer and resell the lot in question. In the event of a dispute after the sale, RR Auction’s record of final sale shall be conclusive. The auctioneer also may reject any bid and withdraw the lot from sale if the auctioneer decides either that any opening bid is below the reserve of the lot or article or that an advance is insufficient. Unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer at the time of sale, no lots may be divided for the purpose of sale. Reserves: 50. Lots may be subject to a reserve which is the confidential minimum price below which the lot will not be sold. Consignors may not bid on their own lots or property. Off-Site Bidding: 51. Bidding by telephone, facsimile-transmission (fax-in), on-line, or absentee bidding (advance written bids submitted by mail) are offered solely as a convenience and permitted subject to advance arrangements, availability, and RR Auction’s approval which shall be exercised at RR Auction’s sole discretion. Neither RR Auction nor its agents or employees shall be held liable for the failure to execute bids or for errors relating to any transmission or execution thereof. In order to be considered for off-site bidding in any manner, Bidders must comply with all of these Conditions of Sale and the terms contained on the Registration Form. RR Auction’ Remedies: 52. Failure of the Bidder/Buyer to comply with any of these Conditions of Sale or the terms of the Registration Form is an event of default. In such event, RR Auction may, in addition to any other available remedies specifically including the right to hold the defaulting Bidder/Buyer liable for the Purchase Price or to charge and collect from the defaulting Bidder/Buyer’s credit or debit accounts as provided for elsewhere herein: (a) cancel the sale, retaining any payment made by the Buyer as damages (the Bidder/Buyer understands and acknowledges that RR Auction will be substantially damaged should such default occur, and that damages under sub-part (a) are necessary to compensate RR Auction for such damages; (b) resell the property without reserve at public auction or privately; (c) charge the Bidder/Buyer interest on the Purchase Price at the rate of one and one-half per cent (1.5%) per month or the highest allowable interest rate; (d) take any other action that RR Auction, in its sole discretion, deems necessary or appropriate to preserve and protect RR Auction’ rights and remedies. Should RR Auction resell the property, the original defaulting buyer shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs and expenses associated there with, including but not limited to warehousing, sales-related expenses, reasonable attorney fees and court costs, commissions, incidental damages and any other charges due hereunder which were not collected or collectable. In the event that such buyer is the successful bidder on more than one lot and pays less than the purchase price for the total lots purchased, RR Auction shall apply the payment received to such lot or lots that RR Auction, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate. If RR Auction does not exercise such discretion, the lots to which the payment shall be applied will be in descending order from the highest purchase price to the lowest. Any buyer failing to comply with these Conditions of Sale shall be deemed


to have granted RR Auction a security interest in, and RR Auction may retain as collateral such security for such buyer’s obligations to RR Auction, any property in RR Auction’ possession owned by such buyer. RR Auction shall have the benefit of all rights of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.) as adopted by the state of New Hampshire. Warranties: 53. RR Auction does not provide any warranties to Bidders or Buyers, whether expressed or implied, beyond those expressly provided for in these Conditions of Sale. All property and lots are sold “as is” and “where is”. By way of illustration rather than limitation, neither RR Auction nor the consignor makes any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to merchant ability or fitness for intended use, condition of the property (including any condition report), correctness of description, origin, measurement, quality, rarity, importance, exhibition, relevance, attribution, source, provenance, date, authorship, condition, culture, genuineness, value, or period of the property. Additionally, neither RR Auction nor the consignor makes any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to whether the Buyer acquires rights in copyright or other intellectual property (including exhibition or reproduction rights) or whether the property is subject to any limitations or other rights. RR Auction does not make any representation or warranty as to title. 54. All descriptions, photographs, illustrations, and terminology including but not limited to words describing condition (including any condition reports requested by Bidder, see also Generally Terminology), authorship, period, culture, source, origin, measurement, quality, rarity, provenance, importance, exhibition, and relevance, used in the catalog, bill of sale, invoice, or anywhere else, represent a good faith effort made by RR Auction to fairly represent the lots and property offered for sale as to origin, date, condition, and other information contained therein; they are statements of opinion only. They are not representations or warranties and Bidder agrees and acknowledges that he or she shall not rely on them in determining whether or not to bid or for what price. Price estimates (which are determined well in advance of the auction and are therefore subject to revision) and condition reports are provided solely as a convenience to Bidders and are not intended nor shall they be relied on by Bidders as statements, representations or warranties of actual value or predictions of final bid prices. 55. Bidders are accorded the opportunity to inspect the lots and to otherwise satisfy themselves as to the nature and sufficiency of each lot prior to bidding, and RR Auction urges Bidders to avail themselves accordingly. 56. FIREARMS. Auctioneer complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations relating to the purchasing, registration and shipping of firearms. A Bidder is required to provide appropriate documents and the payment of associated fees, if any. Bidder is responsible for providing a shipping address that is suitable for the receipt of a firearm. Important Notice: Many identical versions of props and costumes are created for film and television productions in the normal course of a production. RR Auction does not warrant or represent that the screen shots referenced are exact images of the offered item (unless specifically noted in the written description). Use of a screen shot does not constitute a warranty or representation of authenticity or provenance. There is not a right of return or refund based upon a claim arising out of or pertaining to any reference to a screen shot. 57. Lots and property are not returnable to RR Auction for any reason except under Buyer’s limited Remedies set forth in Sections 58 and 59 below and under the express terms and conditions of Section 58. Limitation of Damages: 58. In the event that RR Auction is prevented for any reason from delivering any property to Buyer or Buyer is otherwise dissatisfied with the performance of RR Auction, the liability, if any, of RR Auction, shall be limited to, and shall not exceed, the amount actually paid for the property by Buyer. In no event shall RR Auction be liable for incidental, special, indirect, exemplary or consequential damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of profits, value of investment or opportunity cost.

Unauthorized Statements: 59. Under no circumstances is any employee, agent or representative of RR Auction authorized by RR Auction to modify, amend, waive or contradict any of these Terms and Conditions of Sale, any term or condition set forth on the Registration Form, any warranty or limitation or exclusion of warranty, any term or condition in either the Registration Form or these Terms and Conditions regarding payment requirements, including but not limited to due date, manner of payment, and what constitutes payment in full, or any other term or condition contained in any documents issued by RR Auction unless such modification, amendment, waiver or contradiction is contained in a writing signed by all parties. Any statements, oral or written, made by employees, agents or representatives of RR Auction to Bidder, including statements regarding specific lots, even if such employee, agent or representative represents that such statement is authorized, unless reduced to a writing signed by all parties, are statements of personal opinion only and are not binding on RR Auction, and under no circumstances shall be relied on by Bidder as a statement, representation or warranty of RR Auction. Buyer’s Remedies: 60. Under no circumstance will RR Auction incur liability to a Bidder in excess of the purchase price actually paid. The terms and conditions of sale herein described shall be enforced in accordance with, and governed by the laws of the State of New Hampshire. 61. This section sets forth the sole and exclusive remedies of Buyer in conformity with Sections 51-55 (“Warranties”) and 56 (“Limitation of Damages”) herein, and is expressly in lieu of any other rights or remedies which might be available to Buyer by law. The Buyer hereby accepts the benefit of the consignor’s warranty of title and any other representations and warranties made by the consignor for the Buyer’s benefit. In the event that Buyer proves in writing to RR Auction satisfaction that there was a breach of the consignor’s warranty of title concerning a lot purchased by Buyer, RR Auction shall make demand upon the consignor to pay to Buyer the Purchase Price (including any premiums, taxes, or other amounts paid or due to RR Auction). Should the consignor not pay the Purchase Price to Buyer within thirty days after such demand, RR Auction shall disclose the identity of the consignor to Buyer and assign to Buyer all of RR Auction’ rights against the consignor with respect to such lot or property. Upon such disclosure and assignment, all responsibility and liability, if any, of RR Auction with respect to said lot or property shall automatically terminate. RR Auction shall be entitled to retain the premiums and other amounts paid to RR Auction - this remedy is as to the consignor only. The rights and remedies provided herein are for the original Buyer only and they may not be assigned or relied upon by any transferee or assignee under any circumstances. 62. All Lots sold by RR Auction are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. On any lot presented with a Certificate of Authenticity (“COA”) issued by RR Auction, that warranty insures only to the original Bidder (as shown in Auctioneer’s records) “Bidder”. Bidder may not transfer the rights afforded under the COA and it is null and void when Bidder transfers or attempts to transfer the lot. The COA warranty is valid from date of the auction in which Bidder was awarded the lot to five (5) years after its purchase. The COA warranty is valid as to its attribution to the person or entity described or to the lot’s usage. The Bidder as well as their heirs, successors and assigns is also given an unconditional lifetime guaranteed that allows the present owner of any lot purchased through RR Auction the right to consign with RR Auction. When the lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity (or its equivalent) from a third-party authentication provider, buyer has no right of return. On lots not accompanied by third-party authentication or under extremely limited circumstances not including authenticity (e.g. gross cataloging error), a Bidder who did not bid from the floor may request Auctioneer to evaluate voiding a sale; such request must be made in writing detailing the alleged gross error, and submission of the lot to Auctioneer must be pre-approved by Auctioneer. A Bidder must notify the appropriate department head in writing of the Bidder’s request within three (3) days of the non-floor bidder’s receipt of the lot. Any lot that is to be evaluated for return must be received at the office of RR Auction within 35 days after Auction. AFTER THAT 35 DAY PERIOD, NO LOT MAY BE RETURNED FOR ANY REASONS. Lots


returned must be in the same condition as when sold and must include any Certificate of Authenticity. If a bidder wishes to challenge the Letter of Authenticity within the five (5) year warranty period, Bidder must present with the claim, authoritative written evidence that the lot is not authentic as determined by a known expert in the field. If Auctioneer concurs that the lot is not as represented, Bidder shall be refunded their purchase price. If the Auctioneer denies the claim, the Bidder may file the dispute with the American Arbitration Association with locale in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, before a single selected Arbitrator selected by the American Arbitration Association. The American Arbitration Association arbitration shall be conducted under the provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act and the Bidder consents to jurisdiction in the State of New Hampshire. The challenge to Authenticity must be brought within one (1) year if the Auctioneer denies the claim. After one (1) year, the Bidder hereby releases and discharges RR Auction from any and all legal, equitable, administrative and/or other claims, counterclaims, demands, setoffs, defenses, accounts, suits, debts, dues, actions, causes of action, proceedings, arbitrations, damages, executions, judgments, findings, controversies and disputes, whether known or unknown or suspected or unsuspected, whether in law or equity, that the Bidder have or may have had against RR Auction arising from or relating to any claim whatsoever. Specifically, the COA provided by RR Auction, does not provide for incidental or consequential damages or other indirect damages. Any lot sold with a certificate of authenticity or other warranty from an entity other than Auctioneer is subject to such issuing entity’s rules and such conditions are the sole remedy afforded to Bidder. For information as to third party authentication warranties the bidder is directed to contact RR Auction. RR Auction’ Additional Services: 63. For Buyers who do not remove purchased property from RR Auction’ premises, RR Auction, in its sole discretion and solely as a service and accommodation to Buyers, may arrange to have purchased lots packed, insured and forwarded at the sole request, expense, and risk of Buyer. RR Auction assumes no and disclaims all responsibility and liability for acts or omissions in such packing or shipping by RR Auction or other packers and carriers, whether or not recommended by RR Auction. RR Auction assumes no and disclaims all responsibility and liability for damage to frames, glass or other breakable items. Where RR Auction arranges and bills for such services via invoice or credit card, RR Auction will include an administration charge. Headings: 64. Headings are for convenience only and shall not be used to interpret the substantive sections to which they refer. Entire Agreement: 65. These Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the parties together with the terms and conditions contained in the Registration Form. They may not be amended, modified or superseded except in a signed writing executed by all parties. No oral or written statement by anyone employed by RR Auction or acting as agent or representative of RR Auction may amend, modify, waive or supersede the terms herein unless such amendment, waiver or modification is contained in a writing signed by all parties. 66. If any section of these Terms and Conditions of Sale or any term or provision of any section is held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining sections or terms and provisions of a section shall continue in full force and effect without being impaired or invalidated in any way. 67. These Terms and Conditions of Sale and the auction shall be construed and enforced in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of New Hampshire, whether or not the auction is and these Terms and Conditions of Sale are fully performed in New Hampshire.

AUCTION GENERAL GUIDELINES Conditions of Sale: Before you bid, you must read the Terms and Conditions of Sale, immediately preceding these pages. They represent a contract between RR Auction and you, and they contain important terms and conditions

such as jurisdiction, payment terms, warranties and remedies. The Conditions of Sale are controlling over these general guidelines in the event of any conflicts between their respective terms. Estimate Prices: In addition to descriptive information, each item in the catalog sometimes includes a price range which reflects opinion as to the price expected at auction. In other instances, estimate prices can be obtained by calling RR Auction at (603) 732-4280. The Estimate Prices are based upon various factors including prices recently paid at auction for comparable property, condition, rarity, quality, history and provenance. Estimates are prepared well in advance of the sale and subject to revision. Estimates do not include the buyer’s premium or sales tax (see under separate heading). Reserves: The reserve is the minimum price the seller is willing to accept and below which a lot will not be sold. Owned or Guaranteed Property: RR Auction generally offers property consigned by others for sale at public auction; in very limited occasion, lots are offered that are the property of RR Auction. Buyer’s Premium and Sales Tax: The actual purchase price will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium of 20% of the hammer price plus applicable shipping, convenience and handling charges. In addition, there will be an additional 2.5% buyer’s Premium for Bidders who chose to pay via credit card or Paypal for invoices of $5,000 or less. Before the Auction: You may attend pre-sale viewing for all of our auctions at no charge. All property to be auctioned is usually on view for several days prior to the sale. You are encouraged to examine lots thoroughly. You may also request condition reports (see below). RR Auction’s staff are available at viewings and by appointment. Contact Information: 5 Rt 101A, Suite 5 • Amherst, NH 03031 Local/International: 1-603-732-4280 Local/Int’l fax: 1-603-732-4288 Website: www.RRAuction.com Email bidding: Bid@RRAuction.com Hours of Operation: Office hours are Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. eastern standard time; hours on the last night of the auction are dictated by the 30 Minute Rule (see below). Any item in the auction can be viewed in our offices during normal business hours. Please call to set up an appointment. You must acknowledge having read your agreement with all of the Terms and Conditions of Sale prior to your registration and prior to your bidding on any lot. Bidding Live Auction: Property is auctioned in consecutive numerical order, as it appears in the catalog. The auctioneer will accept bids from those present in the salesroom or absentee bidders participating by telephone, internet or by written bid left with RR Auction in advance of the auction. The auctioneer may also execute a bid on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve, either by entering a bid in response to salesroom, telephone or absentee bids. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place any bid on behalf of the consignor at or above the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. Maximum Bids – Internet Auction Only: To maximize your chance of winning, we strongly encourage the use of maximum bids. For example, assume an item you want currently has a high bid of $100. Your bid would then be $110 (10% over $100), and you could tell us, “I’d like a maximum bid of $242 for that item.” We will enter your bid at $110, and we will then bid for you until the lot reaches your maximum of $242. If competitive bids only reach $148, you would win the item at $163—10% over the highest previous bid. To prevent


tie bids, all maximum bids should be made in proper increments. Maximum bids are strictly confidential. Placing arbitrary, non-incremental bids on lots with prior maximum bids may result in these lots being sold for less than 10% above the under bidder’s bid. Bid Increments: Bids on an item must raise the current high bid by at least 10% or at the discretion of the auctioneer. Checking Bids – Internet Auction Only: You can open, monitor, and/or raise bids as often as you wish. However, all bidding is governed by the 30 Minute Rule and extended bidding. Extended bidding always goes into effect at 6 pm on the last day of the auction. At 7 pm, the extended bidding ends and the 30 Minute Rule goes into effect. Callbacks – Internet Auction Only: RRAuction offers a callback service on auction night for any bidder who has the high bid on an item whose current bid is over $1,000 and who has placed a maximum bid. At your request, we will call you if your maximum bid is topped. We will need your correct telephone number(s) where you can be reached until the auction closes. Callbacks begin after 6 pm on auction night. You must request this service; it is not automatic. We make every effort to ensure that bidders who request a callback are contacted if outbid; however, we do not guarantee this service. Bidding - Internet Auction: To ensure proper registration, those Bidders intending to bid via the Internet must visit www.RRauction.com and register accordingly at least one full day prior to the actual auction. If you have questions about this feature, please call RR Auction well in advance of the auction. Winning bidders will be notified by RR Auction. RR Auction is not and cannot be responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. Bidding - Internet – Live Auction: During live Auctions, internet bids can be placed in real time through the following services: www.artfact.com and www.icollector.com. On some occasions beyond the control of RR Auction, the bid software or the Internet itself may not physically keep up with the pace of the auction. In order to help avoid disappointment, RR Auction recommends placing a realistic absentee bid now. Since Artfact and iCollector (hereinfafter referred to as “Third Party sites”) bids are not shown to RR Auction until RR Auction opens the lot on the floor, RR Auction treats those bids the same as floor or telephone bids. In most cases, however, the floor and/or telephone responds before the Third Party sites bid is presented, due to Live Internet bid software or Internet lag time, so for consistency it is RR Auction’ policy that floor bids and telephone bids are always considered first over Third Party sites bids with floor bids being considered before telephone bids. Also please note that all RR Auction lots purchased through the Third Party sites carry an additional Buyer’s Premium. RR Auction strongly urges the bidder to resolve any questions about these policies or their implementation PRIOR TO BIDDING. Successful Bids: The fall of the auctioneer’s hammer indicates the final bid. RR Auction will record the paddle number of the buyer. If your salesroom or absentee bid is successful, you will be notified after the sale by mailed or emailed invoice. Unsold Lots: If a lot does not reach the reserve, it is bought-in. In other words, it remains unsold and is returned to the consignor. The Auctioneer has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such sales including but not limited to the Buyer’s Premium, return rights, and disclaimers. After the Auction - Payment: You are expected to pay for your purchases in full within thirteen (13) calendar days of the auction or within twelve (12) calendar days of the invoice date. (See Generally “Payment” §27 through 35 of the Term

and Conditions of Sale). Shipping: After payment has been made in full, RR Auction may, as a service to buyers, arrange to have property packed, insured and shipped at your request and expense. For shipping information, please contact RR Auction at (603) 732-4280. In circumstances in which RR Auction arranges and bills for such services via invoice or credit card, we will also include an administration charge. Packages shipped internationally will have full value declared on shipping form. (See Generally “Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges” §36 and 37 of the Term and Conditions of Sale). At our discretion, some orders of high value may be sent via overnight or two-day service. Insurance is added to each invoice, with a minimum of $2 for the first $200 of value and 55¢ per $100 of value over $200. Oversized orders will have additional postage added to their invoices. Within the United States, rates for shipping and handling only are: $0–$100..........................................$10 $101–$500.......................................$15 $501–$1,000....................................$20 $1,001–$3,000.................................$35 $3,001–$10,000...............................$45 Over $10,000.................................$100 Additional Cataloging, Warranties and Disclaimers: NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DESCRIPTION CONTAINED IN THIS AUCTION OR ANY SECOND OPINE. Any description of the items or second opinion contained in this Auction is for the sole purpose of identifying the items for those Bidders who do not have the opportunity to view the lots prior to bidding, and no description of items has been made part of the basis of the bargain or has created any express warranty that the goods would conform to any description made by Auctioneer. Color variations can be expected in any electronic or printed imaging, and are not grounds for the return of any lot. Auctioneer is selling only such right or title to the items being sold as Auctioneer may have by virtue of consignment agreements on the date of auction and disclaims any warranty of title to the Property. Auctioneer disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purposes. All images, descriptions, sales data, and archival records are the exclusive property of Auctioneer, and may be used by Auctioneer for advertising, promotion, archival records, and any other uses deemed appropriate. Release: In consideration of participation in the Auction and the placing of a bid, Bidder expressly releases Auctioneer, its officers, directors and employees, its affiliates, and its outside experts that provide second opinion, from any and all claims, cause of action, chose of action, whether at law or equity or any arbitration or mediation rights existing under the rules of any professional society or affiliation based upon the assigned description, or a derivative theory, breach of warranty express or implied, representation or other matter set forth within these Terms and Conditions of Auction or otherwise. In the event of a claim, Bidder agrees that such rights and privileges conferred therein are strictly construed as specifically declared herein; e.g., authenticity, gross cataloging error, etc. and is the exclusive remedy. Bidder, by non-compliance to these express terms of a granted remedy, shall waive any claim against Auctioneer. Some Property sold by Auctioneer are inherently dangerous e.g. firearms, and items that may be swallowed or ingested or may have latent defects all of which may cause harm to a person. Bidder accepts all risk of loss or damage from its purchase of these items and Auctioneer disclaims any liability whether under contract or tort for damages and losses, direct or inconsequential, and expressly disclaims any warranty as to safety or usage of any lot sold. Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Provision: Bidder and RR Auction agree that any agreements between the Bidder and RR Auction including but not limited to these Conditions of Sale are entered into in Amherst, New Hampshire, which is where the agreements are to be performed and the auction to take place,


no matter where Bidder is situated and no matter by what means or where Bidder was informed of the auction and regardless of whether catalogs, materials, or other communications were received by Bidder in another location. Both RR Auction and the Bidder agree that any disputes under these Conditions of Sale, the subject matter hereof, the entering into, or any aspect of the auction, shall be exclusively governed by New Hampshire law, and that any and all claims or actions shall be brought and maintained only in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY. The Bidder hereby consents that any dispute shall be presented in confidential binding arbitration before a single selected Arbitrator selected by the American Arbitration Association. The Bidder and RR Auction herby agree that the dispute shall go to binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. The American Arbitration Association arbitration shall be conducted under the provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act and the Bidder consents to jurisdiction in the State of New Hampshire. Any dispute, claim, cause of action must be brought within one (1) year of the alleged breach, default or misrepresentation or the claim is waived. After one (1) year, the Bidder hereby releases and discharges RR Auction from any and all legal, equitable, administrative and/or other claims, counterclaims, demands, setoffs, defenses, accounts, suits, debts, dues, actions, causes of action, proceedings, arbitrations, damages, executions, judgments, findings, controversies and disputes, whether known or unknown or suspected or unsuspected, whether in law or equity, that the Bidder have or may have had against RR Auction arising from or relating to any claim whatsoever. Both Bidder and RR Auction agree that these provisions are intended to be binding on all parties in the event of any dispute specifically including third party claims and cross-actions brought by either RR Auction or Bidder, and that absent such agreement, RR Auction would not permit Bidder to bid hereunder. Any violation of the terms of this Paragraph shall entitle RR Auction to reasonable attorney fees and litigation costs in addition to all other available remedies, all of which remain reserved. The Bidder hereby agrees that RR Auction shall be entitled to present these Conditions of Sale to a court in any jurisdiction other than set forth in this paragraph as conclusive evidence of the parties’ agreement, and the parties further agree that the court shall immediately dismiss any action filed in such jurisdiction. An award granted in arbitration is enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrator’s award may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. This agreement and any claims shall be determined and construed under New Hampshire law. Miscellaneous: Agreements between Bidders and consignors to effectuate a non-sale of an item at Auction, inhibit bidding on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize the Auctioneer’s Auction to obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to the Auction, are strictly prohibited. If a subsequent sale of a previously consigned item occurs in violation of this provision, Auctioneer reserves the right to charge Bidder the applicable Buyer’s Premium and consignor a Seller’s Commission as determined for each auction venue and by the terms of the seller’s agreement. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be contacted by RR Auction in the future. In conformity with “do-not-call” regulations promulgated by the Federal or State regulatory agencies, participation by the Bidder is affirmative consent to being contacted at the phone number shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until it is revoked in writing. RR Auction may from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and auction opportunities available. Rules of Construction: Auctioneer presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, specific venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive the general Terms and Conditions of Auction by these additional rules and shall be construed to give force and effect to the rules in their entirety.

TERMINOLOGY

Condition: Each item in the catalog is described with a statement of opinion indicating its overall condition. The condition of the items we offer generally falls into the following range: good—very good—fine—very fine. Treated as a scale of 1 to 4, good describes an item that has as many as several flaws, which are described in detail; very fine describes an item whose condition and appearance may be regarded as flawless and superior in every respect. Most of the items we offer are in fine condition, meaning that there are no serious flaws. While we make every effort to describe flaws that materially affect appearance and value, we generally do not specify minor or routine flaws, such as (but not limited to) pencil or secretarial notations, mailing folds to letters, normal aging to paper, or tiny bends or creases from normal handling. We encourage prospective bidders to examine the image(s) of each item closely and to contact us with specific inquiries regarding condition. Group Lots: In descriptions of group lots of two or more items, every effort is made to mention any obvious flaws. Bidders should note that condition for group lots is given as a general statement or range, and that specific flaws to single items within the group may be omitted in the interest of catalog space. Questions about group lots, or specific items within a group lot, should be addressed before the close of the auction to Stacey Jordan (Stacey.Jordan@RRAuction.com). Matted and Framed: Many of the items offered for sale in our monthly auctions are described as matted and/or framed. We do not remove items from frames; the given dimensions of items housed in a frame and/or mat indicate sight size only. Photographs and other ephemera used with matted and framed items are not subject to description and condition statements, nor are they considered a reason for return. Condition refers only to the item and not the mat or frame. Our terms of return apply only to the item and not the matting and framing. Any item that is removed from the frame cannot be returned. Returns are only accepted when there is an authenticity question or the description of the item is incorrect. Abbreviations and Terms: ALS - Autograph Letter Signed (a letter entirely handwritten and signed by the given personality) ANS - Autograph Note Signed (a shorter ALS) AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed DS - Document Signed Endorsement - A signature on the reverse of a check, or a signature on a document indicationg approval or further instructions Ephemera - An unsigned item FDC - First Day Cover Inscribed - “Personalized” ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph LS - Letter Signed (a letter in a secretary’s hand, but signed by the given personality) Souvenir Typescript - An excerpt from a speech, book, film, etc. or an account of an incident, typed by a collector and signed by the individual noted SP - Signed Photograph Sweet spot - The area on the baseball where the stitched lines are closest together. TLS - Typed Letter Signed Book Grading: Fine (F) - unused, no damage Near Fine (NF) - one or two very minor flaws Very Good (VG) - some signs of wear, but overall sound Good (G) - well-worn but complete Poor (P) - heavily worn, sufficient as a “Reading Copy” All defects will be noted. For complete book grading guide, please check online.


Take your place next to JFK, Jackie, and Lee Harvey Oswald The significance of, and interest in this auction continues to grow. We currently have JFK’s personal rosary, one of Jackie’s designer dresses, Lee Harvey’s Oswald’s wedding band, and other exceptional lots. There’s time and room to add your JFK-related artifacts to our live October auction which will be held in Boston. For a free appraisal of your consignment materials, email Bob Eaton at Bob.Eaton@RRAuction.com or call (603) 732-4280.


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| July 17, 2013


RR Auction's July 2013 Rare Manuscript, Document and Autograph Auction