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September 18, 2013

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Contents Presidents & First Ladies ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3 Notables ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������44 Fred J. Hall Collection ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 101 Military �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������121 Space & Aviation �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 134 Art & Literature ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������143 Comic Art & Animation ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 173 Classic Music �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 176 Contemporary & Modern Music ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 185 Classic Entertainment ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 206 Sports ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 230 Terms & Conditions �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 253

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THE RR AUCTION TEAM OF AUTHENTICATORS & CONSULTANTS RR Auction is committed to offering authentic autographs. This commitment is the foundation on which RR has built its reputation as a responsible, respectable auctioneer. Backing our commitment to authenticity, we are proud to offer a 100% Lifetime Money Back Guarantee on every signed item we sell. The Certificate of Authenticity that accompanies every signed item is good for the life of the piece regardless of owner. While RR Auction is exclusively responsible for its guarantee, we are proud to work with a group of industry experts providing authentication services for autographed collectibles.

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After 30 years in business, during which time well over 1,000,000 signed items have crossed their paths, no one has had more daily exposure to autographs than Bob Eaton and Bill White. To date, RR Auction has published more than 400 consecutive monthly catalogs. Several award-winning, in-depth published studies have earned Bill a reputation as a trusted authenticator. Bob, a PSA/ DNA authenticator, is well established as one of the foremost authenticators in the autograph industry. Certificates of Authenticity are complimentary with every lot sold.

JOHN REZNIKOFF, UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES John is the founder of University Archives, a leading firm specializing in the appraisal and authentication of documents and manuscripts. He is affiliated with multiple professional organizations dedicated to the autograph industry, was a contributing editor for Autograph Collector magazine, and is a PSA/DNA authenticator. Letters of Authenticity are available on certain lots.Priced upon request*

PSA/DNA PSA/DNA is the world’s leading third party autograph authentication company. Using state of the art technology, PSA/DNA created a security system to prevent counterfeiting, forgery and piracy. As the most respected service in the industry, PSA/DNA’s years of expertise and knowledge have established an impeccable reputation for providing professional, unbiased, expert opinions. Letters of Authenticity are available

STEVE ZARELLI

on certain lots. Priced from $25 to $200*

STEVE ZARELLI Steve has been collecting and closely studying space and aviation autographs for over 15 years. He has been at the forefront of identifying deceptive forgeries and his findings have been published in the definitive space collecting reference, Relics of the Space Race, as well as the UACC’s Pen & Quill magazine. Steve was also a contributor to the UACC signature study, Neil Armstrong: The Quest for His Autograph. Letters of Authenticity are available on certain lots. Priced from $30 to $150*

ROGER EPPERSON SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED/REAL Roger has an extensive background as a full-time dealer in autographs and collectibles, and is a trusted authenticator in all areas of contemporary music. When supported by the REAL logo and Roger’s name, music-related autographs assume an added value. Letters

of Authenticity are available on certain lots. Priced from $30 to $150*

PHIL SEARS For over 20 years Phil Sears has been the recognized world authority on Walt Disney’s autograph habits. Included among Phil-sears.com customers are the Walt Disney Company and the Walt Disney Family Museum. Sears’s items have been featured in Autograph Collector magazine, E Ticket magazine, Collect! magazine, and the biography Walt Disney’s Missouri. Letters of Authenticity are available on certain lots. Priced upon request*

FRANK CAIAZZO Frank is the world’s leading authority on Beatles signed and handwritten material. Since he began his study in 1986, he has amassed the largest file of signed examples on the planet. Through decades of focused and diligent research, he has acquired great skill in identifying authentic Beatles autographs, and also has gained the insight necessary to accurately approximate the era in which they were signed.

RENATO SAGGIORI With more than 50 years in the European autograph market, Renato is considered an expert on the manuscripts of European royalty, scientists, painters, and writers. He is also considered the leading authority on papal autographs and manuscripts. His 2006 book, The Popes - Five Centuries of Signatures, is an indispensible reference tool.

BRIAN GREEN AND MARIA GREEN, BRIAN AND MARIA GREEN CIVIL WAR SIGNATURES With more than 45 years combined experience in the field, Brian and Maria are two of the nation’s leading experts in Civil War autographs and manuscripts.

JAMES CAMNER, LA SCALA AUTOGRAPHS James is a leading classical music autograph dealer. With more than 35 years experience, he is a founding member of PADA, an authenticator for PSA/DNA, a member of the ABAA, and an author of over ten published books on related subjects.

RICH CONSOLA Rich has studied Elvis Presley’s handwriting and signature for nearly 20 years, which has placed him in the forefront of Presley authenticators worldwide. * For more information on Letters of Authenticity contact Stacey by phone at (603) 732-4280 or by email at Stacey.Jordan@RRAuction.com


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Washington honors one of his soldiers with membership in the Society of the Cincinnati, “to commemorate the great Event which gave Independence to North America” 1. George Washington. Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 19.5 x 13.75, October 31, 1785. A Society of the

Cincinnati membership certificate issued to George McCully. In part: “Be it known that George McCully, Esq., is a Member of the Society of the Cincinnati; instituted by the Officers of the American Army, at the Period of its Dissolution, as well to commemorate the great Event which gave Independence to North America, as for the laudable Purpose of inculcating the Duty of lying down in Peace Arms assumed for public Defence, and of uniting in Acts of brotherly Affection, and Bonds of perpetual Friendship…. I, the President…have hereunto set my Hand at Mount Vernon.” Countersigned by Henry Knox as secretary. Document has been professionally restored and inland to a slightly larger vellum sheet. In good to very good condition, with moderate overall soiling, portions of Washington’s signature faded and the remainder quite bold, some fading to other handwritten portions, several repairs to separations and areas of surface loss, and scattered light foxing. The vignettes remain quite crisp and clear. McCully served with distinction during the Revolutionary War under George Washington and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis; he is also said to have been Washington’s close friend. The Society of the Cincinnati was founded in May 1783 as an exclusive fraternal organization for officers who had served at least three years in the Continental military, as well as high-ranking officers in the French military—membership has since been expanded to include the eldest male heirs of original members and descendants of officers who served during the Revolution. Washington was elected as the first President General of the Society in December 1783 and served until his death in 1799, when he was succeeded by Alexander Hamilton. Society of the Cincinnati documents are quite rare and represent one of the most desirable formats of all Washington documents available. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) | 3


Rare full Washington signature from 1769, along with a swatch of his cloak and lock of his hair

2. George Washington. Fantastic display consisting of a scarce full ink signature, “George Washington,” on an off-white 4 x 1 slip clipped from a larger document. Signature was part of a large March 17, 1769, indenture between Washington and Robert Thompson; Thompson’s name is also written on the slip by Washington. Also included is a .5 x .75 swatch of Washington’s cloak from the family of Colonel Tobias Lear, Washington’s personal secretary and good friend; and six strands of Washington’s hair from the Custis-Powell family. All three items are nicely clothmatted and framed, with a color portrait of Washington and a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 14.75 x 15.25. In very good condition, with moderate toning to slip, not affecting legibility of the signature, and a vertical separation through a single letter of signature. Accompanied by a copy of the document from which the signature was taken, and also accompanied by an 8.5 x 11 photocopied presentation sheet with an image of Washington, bearing a printed signature of Charles Hamilton stating that the hair was probably first owned by Martha Washington’s granddaughter. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

3. George Washington. Unsigned

printed pamphlet entitled “An Oration on the Auspicious Birth, Sublime Virtues, and Triumphant Death of General George Washington,” printed at Newburyport by Edmund M. Blunt in 1800, 20 pages, 5.5 x 9, bound in modern hardcover boards. Book condition: VG-/None. The eulogy was originally delivered by Rev. Samuel Tomb on February 22, 1800. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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4. George Washington: Robert Spring. An original Robert Spring

forgery of a George Washington check, signed “Go: Washington,” 6 x 2.5, ordering the cashier of the Office of Discount and Deposit in Baltimore to pay the bearer $125.00. Elaborately and archivally double-cloth-matted and framed, so both sides may be viewed, with a portrait of Washington to an overall size of 17 x 21. In very good condition, with expected cancellation cuts to body, three vertical folds, and moderate soiling. The English-born Spring forged letters and documents from luminaries including Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Horatio Nelson. This example serves as the ideal ‘place holder’ in a collection until a scarce, authentic Washington piece can be secured! Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Jefferson and Madison promote Washington’s dream of agricultural revolution in a highly desirable patent 5. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Partly-printed

vellum DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as President and “James Madison” as Secretary of State, two pages, 11.75 x 14.5, February 21, 1804. A patent issued to “Thomas Barnett, a citizen of the State of Pennsylvania in the United States, hath alleged that he has invented a new and useful improvement being a machine for threshing and cleaning grain.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Jefferson, as well as by Madison, and countersigned by Attorney General Levi Lincoln. The second page, still attached with its original pink ribbon contains a detailed description of the patent signed by Barnett. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Madison’s signature, scattered toning and foxing, with some heavier toning and staining to Barnett’s page, as well as some scattered small holes to second page. The white wafer seal is toned, but still intact, complete with its ribbon, and Jefferson’s signature is particularly nice. The threshing machine, used to separate grain from stalks and husks, was in 1802 a recent and revolutionary innovation in agriculture. The initial invention of the device is credited to Andrew Meikle in Scotland during the mid-1780s, but it was not until the next decade that the machine made its way to the United States—coincidentally, at the request of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, enticed by the prospect of a more efficient harvest. In 1792, Jefferson excitedly described the machine to his future secretary of state and counter-signer of this document, James Madison: ‘I expect every day to receive from Mr. Pinckney the model of the Scotch threshing machine...Mr. P. writes me word that the machine from which my model is taken threshes 8. quarters (64. bushels) of oats an hour, with 4. horses and 4 men. I hope to get it in time to have one erected at Monticello to clean out the present crop.’ Likewise, Washington recognized the potential of the machine, writing to Jefferson in 1796, ‘If you can bring a moveable threshing machine, constructed upon simple principles to perfection, it will be among the most valuable institutions in this Country; for nothing is more wanting, and to be wished for on our farms.’ While it is unclear whether Barnett’s improvements on the mechanized thresher were ever broadly adopted, his attempt at innovation serves as a response to Washington’s call for the machine’s perfection, and it is most fitting that it was President Jefferson who issued this patent. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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“Conform to ye extract of a letter from ye Bd of War to Governor Jefferson, copy of which Cornwallis is furnished with”

6. Thomas Jefferson. Revolutionary War–dated manuscript letter, one page, 8 x 13.25,

June 11, 1781. Letter mentioning Thomas Jefferson and Charles Cornwallis from an unknown person. In part: “You will proceed to Potomack & go on board yr flag ship called ‘ye Genl Breedasil,’ carrying supplies to yr convention troops, she has to leave to approach near Alexandria & to deliver ye supplies into ye hands of two British or German officers…The people of yr flag vessels are not to have any communication with ye officers but conform to ye extract of a letter from ye Bd of War to Governor Jefferson, copy of which Cornwallis is furnished with.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds and chipping to edges. Originates from the papers of George Weedon, an American brigadier general during the Revolutionary War. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Addressed to the ‘Sweet Singer of Hartford’

7. Dolley Madison. Scarce hand-addressed free frank, 5.25 x 3.75, addressed by Madison to “Mrs. L. H. Sigourney, Hartford, Connecticut,” and franked in the upper right, “Free, D. P. Madison.” Also bears docketing to the left side indicating a date of March 22, 1849, and the wax seal monogrammed “JM” displayed below. Nicely cloth-matted and framed with an image of the first lady to an overall size of 14.5 x 17.5. In fine condition, with some subtle foxing. The recipient, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, was a popular poet known as the ‘Sweet Singer of Hartford.’ Her friendship with Madison had begun long before; she had visited the Madisons at their farm in Virginia in 1825 and subsequently wrote the lyrical poem ‘Montpelier’ to thank them for their hospitality. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

8. James Monroe. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 13.5 x 9, May 15, 1821. Monroe grants “John Finger of Orange County, Indiana…one hundred and six acres of the Lands, directed to be sold at Vincennes by the Act of Congress…in the Territory south west of the Ohio, and above the mouth of the Kentucky River.” Intact seal of the US General Office affixed. Double-matted and framed with a full-length engraved portrait to an overall size of 26.25 x 15.5. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, slightly trimmed edges, small area of paper loss to the far left side, and show-through from mounting adhesive on the reverse, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is slightly worn, but intact. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 6 | September 18, 2013 | PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES


Monroe and Adams sign a patent for boat propulsion using the “Columbian Principle”

9. James Monroe and John Quincy Adams. Partlyprinted DS one page, 11 x 15, November 18, 1818. A patent issued to Abraham Taylor who “has invented a new and useful improvement being a mode of propelling Boats &c, called the Columbian Principle which improvement he states has not been known or used before his application; hath made oath and that the same hath not to the best of his knowledge or belief been previously used or known in this or any foreign country, that he does verily believe that he is the true inventor or discoverer of the said improvement.” The attached three double-sided pages contain a detailed description of the invention written and signed by Taylor. Adams’s signature fairly light, but mostly legible, central horizontal and vertical folds, other handwritten portions of document and Taylor’s description light, but legible, some scattered light soiling, otherwise very good condition. The crisp white seal is tattered at the edges and toned and the document is still bound with its original green ribbon. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Allowing safe passage for unarmed British vessels during the War of 1812 10. James Monroe. War-dated DS, signed “Jas Monroe,” one page, 7.75

x 7.75, November 7, 1812. Directives to “the public and private armed vessels of the United States,” prohibiting them from interfering with “any British unarmed vessels bound to Sable Island and laden with supplies for the humane establishment at that place.” Signed at the conclusion by Monroe as secretary of state. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a small area of paper loss to upper right and bottom edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Incredible 1844 Congressional autograph book, including three presidents 11. Congress: Adams, Buchanan, and Johnson.

Outstanding hardcover autograph book, 8 x 7.75, signed inside by 261 members of the 28th Congress, including presidents “John Quincy Adams, Quincy, Massachusetts,” “James Buchanan of Pennsylvania,” and “A. Johnson, Greeneville, Tenn.” Other prominent signers include Hannibal Hamlin, Alexander Stephens, Stephen A. Douglas, Thomas Hart Benton, John J. Crittenden, and Hamilton Fish. The first portion of the book is devoted to senators and contains 45 signatures, followed by 216 representatives; signatures are generally clustered by location, with nearly all signers adding their state below. None of the senatorial pages are signed on both sides, while many of the representative pages are. In fine condition, with some light toning to otherwise very clean interior pages, chipping and paper loss to spine of book, and binding slightly loose. A complete list is available online at rrauction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

12. John Quincy Adams. Part-

14. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed

ly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 14.5 x 9, January 30, 1827. A grant for an 80-acre parcel of land in Delaware, Ohio issued to Isaac Va n Vo o r h i s . Signed at the conclusion by Adams, and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. Matted and framed to an overall size of 20.25 x 24. Intersecting folds, and “J. Q.” a shade lighter than “Adams” (but fully legible), otherwise fine condition. The embossed paper seal is worn, but intact. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

vellum DS as president, one page, 16 x 12, March 3, 1835. President Jackson appoints Jonathan F. Woodside as “Charge d’Affairs of the United States of America at the Court of His Danish Majesty.” Signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsyth. Paper seal affixed to lower left remains crisply embossed and fully intact. Double-matted with an engraved portrait of Jackson to an overall size of 27.5 x 20.5. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through first letter of his last name) and some scattered wrinkling. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

13. John Quincy Adams. Full hand-

15. Andrew Jackson.

addressed free frank, measuring 9.5 x 7.5 unfolded, with panel measuring 4.5 x 3, addressed by Adams to “Hon:ble David L. Barnes, District Judge U. S. Rhode Island, Providence,” and franked in the lower left, “Free, John Quincy Adams, S. U. S.” Lower panel bears a docketing notation, possibly by Barnes. In fine condition, with paper loss to top edge from red wax seal, seal remnants to bottom, and a small stain to lower left corner. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 8 | September 18, 2013 | PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.75 x 9, October 1, 1831. President Jackson grants Samuel M. Dill a parcel of land in “the West half of the North East Quarter of section twenty…of the Lands directed to be sold at Vincennes, Indiana.” Signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. White paper seal is torn with one half detached from the document. Removably encapsulated in a Mylar sleeve. In very good condition, with two vertical storage folds, scattered foxing and soiling, and aforementioned tear to the seal. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Scarce Jackson presidential patent for “improvement in the many chambered Cannon”

16. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 11.25 x 15.25, March 23, 1836. A revised patent issued to John W. Cochran for a “new and useful improvement in the many-chambered Cannon for which Letters Patent were granted dated the 22nd day of October 1834, which letters Patent are hereby cancelled on account of a defective specification.” Signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsythe and Attorney General Benjamin Butler. Attached by its original ribbon to the reverse of the patent is Cochran’s handwritten detailed description of the improvement on both sides of two 10.5 x 14 pages. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, Cochran’s writing light, but still legible, scattered toning and soiling to all pages, and some light creases and wrinkles. The white seal is toned but intact and retains its original ribbon. Cochran received at least nine other patents from 1834 through 1876 (including two filed by his estate post-1872). Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“A certain Negress, Henny Gray, was convicted of keeping a House of ill fame” 17. Martin Van Buren. Manuscript DS as president, signed “M. Van Buren,”

one page, 9.5 x 14.5, March 11, 1840. In part: “A certain Negress, Henny Gray, was convicted of keeping a House of ill fame and sentenced to pay a fine of thirty dollars and costs, and be imprisoned two months, and further to stand committed until the said fine and costs are paid…I, Martin Van Buren, President of the United States of America…do hereby remit unto the said Henny Gray the fine and costs above mentioned, and order that she be forthwith released from imprisonment.” Signed at the conclusion by Van Buren and countersigned by Secretary of State John Forsyth. White paper seal affixed to lower left remains crisp and fully intact. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), and tape-repaired partial separation to central horizontal fold, otherwise fine condition. Van Buren considered slavery morally wrong but sanctioned by the Constitution; in 1848 he ran for president as a Free Soil Party candidate, which opposed the expansion of slavery into western territories. Unusually interesting content for a presidential document. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Harrison, at the end of his diplomatic appointment in Columbia, requests a payment to a widow 18. William Henry Harrison. ALS signed “W. H. Har-

rison,” one page, 7.75 x 5.75, September 14, 1829. Letter, written as minister of Columbia to Nicholas Biddle. In full: “Three days after light hereof be pleased to pay to the order of Mrs. Jane Wallace Executrix of George Wallace Dec’d, Three Hundred dollars on account of my salary for the quarter ending on the 30th of this instant.” Nicely double-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 29 x 16.5. Letter is inlaid into a slightly larger off-white sheet. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, with two vertical folds passing through single letters of signature, and some light show-through from docketing on reverse. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Secretarially-signed land grant, even rarer than those signed by Harrison himself 19. William Henry Harrison. Partly-printed DS, secretarially signed “W. H. Harrison by N.P. Causin Jr Secy,” one page, 16.25 x 10, March 25, 1841. A land grant issued to John Hustis in the Wisconsin Territory for 80 acres. Intersecting folds, small hole along one fold, and some scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is worn, but intact. Due to the extremely busy schedule of the president and the desire to have the West settled as quickly as possible, the task of signing land grants had been relegated to a senate-approved secretary by an act signed into law by Andrew Jackson. This particular land grant, dated the day before Harrison became sick with the illness that would take his life nine days later, was issued to a prodigious settler who purchased over sixty plots of government land in Wisconsin between 1840 and 1844 and founded Hustisford, Wisconsin. Though Hustis himself received many land grants, those issued during Harrison’s thirty-two day presidency are extremely scarce, making this one of the most desirable documents from the shortest presidential administration. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I saw Majr. Genl. Scott, who was just on the eve of leaving there for Mobile & Pensacola”

20. Zachary Taylor. ALS signed “Z. Taylor,” one

page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, February 19, 1824. Taylor writes to a Colonel Hamilton. In part: “When in N. Orleans a short time since, I saw Majr. Genl. Scott, who was just on the eve of leaving there for Mobile & Pensacola. He requested me if I visited this neighbourhood before leaving the country, that I would call at your house & say to you from him, that on his return to N. Orleans…that you would meet him at Baton Rouge; & if it was not in your power to do so he would visit you at your residence, as he was determined on not leaving the country without seeing you.” He has added the postscript: “I called at your house on Tuesday last, & was informed by a servant that you was [sic] not at home.” Letter has been professionally inlaid to a slightly larger sheet. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a few small holes in the paper, edge chips, smudges, and old tape reinforcement to three folds on the reverse. At the time, Taylor was assigned to a command at Baton Rouge, where General Winfield Scott visited on an inspection tour in January 1824. In addition to the message for Colonel Hamilton, Scott also brought word to Taylor that he had been ordered back to Louisville as superintendent of recruiting services. Surprised, Taylor nevertheless followed orders, settling his Louisiana affairs—including the delivery of this message—before leaving Baton Rouge five days later. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

21. Millard Fillmore. Ink sig-

nature, “Millard Fillmore, Nov. 7th 1867,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2 card. In fine condition, with an unobtrusive stain to the lower right corner. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

22. James Buchanan. Vintage ink signature, “Your ob’t servant,

James Buchanan,” on an off-white 4 x 1.25 slip clipped from the close of a letter. Affixed to a 4 x 3 card. In fine condition, with slight show-through from adhesive remnants to reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

23. James Buchanan. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15 x 18, November 20, 1858. President Buchanan appoints James Fulton as “a purser in the Navy.” Signed at the conclusion by Buchanan and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Isaac Toucey. Seal affixed at the bottom remains fully intact with rubbing to surface. Intersecting storage folds and light toning to borders from previous display, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Exceptional Civil War–dated military appointment 24. Abraham Lincoln. Civil War–dated partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 20.5, July 19, 1862. President Lincoln appoints John P. Sherburne as “Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of Major in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. In fine condition, with faint toning along intersecting folds and a small area of soiling below Lincoln’s signature. The attractive blue wafer seal is intact. A desirable appointment bearing a tremendously crisp, clean signature of the 16th president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Purchase from a Springfield store, shortly before delivering his pre-presidential speech on slavery

25. Abraham Lincoln. Highly desirable Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company check, 7 x 2, filled out and signed by Lincoln, “A. Lincoln,” payable to Eli Kreigh for $3.70, February 4, 1860. An unobtrusive cancellation cut above the signature slightly affecting a couple letters of the signature (a couple old spots of adhesive to reverse to prevent any further separation), and a punch hole to left side, otherwise fine condition.

Eli Kreigh was a store-owner in Springfield, Illinois, from whom the Lincolns purchased various wares—including Mary Todd Lincoln’s favorite stove, which she sought to take to the White House, an idea eventually quashed by her husband. A few weeks after writing this check for a purchase, Lincoln left the Midwest for New York City, where he would deliver one of the most important addresses of his life—the Cooper Union speech—elaborating his views on slavery. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Bold full signature of the 16th president 26. Abraham Lincoln. Bold ink signature, as presi-

dent, “Abraham Lincoln,” on an off-white 7.75 x 1.5 slip clipped from a larger document and countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward. Slip is affixed to a larger 8.5 x 3.25 sheet. Two vertical folds, one passing through Seward’s last name, scattered soiling, and two spots of staining at the upper left and lower right corners from adhesive on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Lincoln’s signature is particularly bold and attractive. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Lincoln disavows knowledge of a wrongful dismissal

27. Abraham Lincoln. War-dated handwritten endorsement, as president, “A.

Lincoln,” dated December 7, 1864, on an off-white 7 x 8 sheet, originally the integral second page of a letter to Lincoln from John Foster. Foster’s (included) lengthy letter, dated December 6, 1864, on both sides of a lightly-lined 8 x 10 page, expresses his concern that he was dismissed from his position as a clerk because of a “very lengthy speech, very vituperative of the administration and the government at the McClellan ratification meeting…My object in addressing you is to ask that if in your opinion, and with your sense of Justice, it is not incompatible with the public service you will have me instated in my former position–a position I had the credit of fitting efficiently and to the satisfaction of all.” Lincoln’s endorsement reads in full, “I know nothing of this gentleman or his case, except as presented by these papers—I merely submit to the Provost Marshal General [James B. Fry] whether an inquiry is not due him. A. Lincoln, Dec 7, 1864.” Professionally cleaned and in fine condition, with a lightly toned vertical fold passing through first letter of each line of endorsement, and another line of toning and erased pencil notations in the lower blank area. Foster’s writing is a couple of shades light, but still completely legible.

Almost unimaginable in today’s world, this letter is a prime example of the remarkable access people had to the president at the time. Foster’s case is simple—one in which he disavows claims that he made negative statements against the administration during the 1864 presidential election—allegedly vicious rants that cost him a job. With evidence in hand and statements from the actual speechmakers, he turned to the White House for help after his claims fell deafly upon the ears of his superiors. Of course, the amazing part is not that someone would ask the president of the United States for help in getting his job back, but that Lincoln would personally take action, although apparently unable to offer any assistance. An interesting presidential intervention for a man who fancied himself a political pawn. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) | 13


Lincoln submits a desperate soldier’s plea for money earned as a first Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp 28. Abraham Lincoln. War-dated handwritten endorsement, signed as president, “Respectfully submitted to the War Department, A. Lincoln, March 27, 1862,” on the reverse of a lightly-lined one-page 7.5 x 10.5 ALS from Kentuckian Fontaine T. Fox, Jr., to Kentucky Unionist Congressman Aaron Harding. Fox writes, in full: “Genl Ward read to me that part of your letter pertaining to me. I thank you for your kindness. I have not been enabled to fix my place yet. A certain Colonel gave me an unconditional promise to fix it, but when a vacancy occurred in his Regiment he refused to keep his promise, and it is now again necessary to ask Pres Lincoln for his confirmation. My pay to this time amounts to about $800. It is impossible to get my place fixed in the regular way. I have rendered the usual Services and so far have paid my own expences. Major Ruggles of the Adjutant General Department has given his official opinion that the Act of Congress calling out Volunteers, does not require Aides-De-Camp to be Lieutenants of the Line. This information I have from what I regard as reliable authority. The war is about closed, and I begin to feel like returning to civil life, but I have incurred expences on the faith of my position that must be paid by my own purse, unless the President will confirm my appointment and order the Paymaster to pay me as an Aid[e]. I am sorry to trouble you but I am bound to do so on account of my own honor and circumstances. I hope to hear from you soon. Genl Ward is very well.” In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creasing, two small tears along the bottom, and areas of scattered toning, one of which passes through Lincoln’s unusually rapid and slightly brushed signature. Oddly, despite Lincoln submitting the request to the War Department, which was under fire for inefficiency and profiteering, no action was taken on Fox’s behalf until 1866, when Andrew Johnson signed a Joint Resolution of Congress ordering Fox be paid ‘a sum equal to the pay and allowances of a first Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp’ from October 8, 1861 to April 3, 1862. Interesting evidence of Lincoln’s first-hand attention to even the smallest details during his administration. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

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Scarce free-franked Executive Mansion envelope sent to his secretary of state 29. U. S. Grant. Free franked Executive Mansion mailing envelope,

5.75 x 3.25, addressed by Grant to “Hon. H. Fish, Sec. of State, Present,” and franked in the upper right as president, “U. S. Grant.” The printed word “Secretary,” below Grant’s signature has been crossed out, presumably by Grant himself. In fine condition, with light scattered soiling and an unobtrusive crease along the top edge. Grant free franks are quite scarce, this being just the third we have offered, and its being on an Executive Mansion envelope renders it even scarcer. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Rare handwritten 1864 letter between two legendary Union Generals—U. S. Grant and Ambrose Burnside 30. U. S. Grant. War-dated ALS signed “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen.,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 4.75, July 11, 1864. Letter written from City Point (Grant’s headquarters during the siege of Petersburg in 1864 and 1865) to General Ambrose Burnside. In full: “Please send an ambulance to the rail-road at the Hospital, to await the arrival of the cars there and take Mr. Ashley, M. C. To your HdQrs.” In fine condition, with small separation along a horizontal fold, staple hole to top left, and a touch of trivial soiling in blank areas. James M. Ashley was a newspaper editor, Ohio Congressman, and the prime sponsor of the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery. Though a more radical Republican than Lincoln, he cooperated with the president to round up the House votes for the amendment’s approval in January 1865. Ashley, like many fellow Republicans, was determined to maintain their power in Congress while reducing the influence of the president and Supreme Court. The party was additionally concerned with reducing the rebel Southern states into military provinces of the federal government. It should come as no surprise that Grant would be concerned with Ashley’s political support in his relentless prosecution of the war. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

31. U. S. Grant. Partlyprinted DS as president, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 19, 1874. President Grant directs the Secretary of State to “affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of John Doughty.” In fine to very fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

32. U. S. and Julia Grant. Pencil signatures, “U. S. Grant” and

“Julia D. Grant,” on individual 2.5 x 1.5 cards, one peach-colored and one yellow. In overall fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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In the early days of his presidency, Hayes quells the Great Railroad Strike with federal force: “No shot has been fired by National troops, and yet wherever they have gone, quiet has soon been restored” 33. Rutherford B. Hayes. LS as president signed “R. B. Hayes,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 9, Executive Mansion letterhead, July 28, 1877. Letter addressed in Hayes’s hand to “Hon Edwards & Pierpoint & c & c &c.” In full: “I am in receipt of your letter of the 9th. What you say of an appointment in Pennsylvania is certainly wise. There is some difficulty in carrying out the suggestion but we will bear it in mind. B. has got himself well laughed at by his indiscreet complaints. The English reception of General Grant has given the whole country very great satisfaction. The feeling towards the English people and Government was never better. Our railroad riots have kept us busy for ten days past...The gratifying fact is the respect with which the National authority and troops have everywhere been treated. No shot has been fired by National troops, and yet wherever they have gone, quiet has soon been restored. The army is too small for the emergency. This is the general judgment, and the error is likely to be corrected in future. There will be abundant work for the best heads in this country, and your return to it will be welcomed heartily.” In fine condition, with some light staining to right edges, not affecting legibility of any of the text. Four months after his inauguration, Hayes faced America’s first national labor strike in the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, which quickly spread from West Virginia to Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Missouri, and sparked countless related protests from coast to coast. As violence increased, especially in Pennsylvania, Hayes sent federal troops from one city to the next, suppressing each strike quickly and effectively, bringing the entire affair to a close 45 days after it began. Briefly discussing the situation in this letter to Edwards Pierrepont, Hayes also expresses gratitude for “the English reception of General Grant.” Five months after leaving the White House, Grant visited England where Pierrepont, his former attorney general and current US Minister to England, hosted a warm reception with England’s elite, including the future King Edward VII and William Gladstone. He also facilitated a private dinner with Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, setting Anglo-American relations on a good track at the start of Hayes’s presidency. An excellent letter with multiple topics of interests, showcasing a historic event in the nation’s long struggle to recover from the Panic of 1873. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

34. James A. Garfield. ALS signed “J. A. Garfield,” three pages on two previously adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 8, December 22, 1880. Letter to Secretary of the Treasury John Sherman. In full: “I appreciate what you say in reference to personal and Ohio appointments. The case of Swaim is so exceptional that I hope it will not be taken as a precedent for what is to come. I am greatly gratified at the happy turn which the relations between Foster and yourself have taken. I will forward my declination of the Senatorship in time to reach the General Assembly on the first day of its session. I hope you will not fail to visit me, on your trip to Ohio. Mrs. Garfield joins me in the hope that Mrs. Sherman will accompany you.” Silked on both sides and in very good condition, with complete separation to adjoining fold, an apparently repaired tear to the upper portion, and toned tape remnants to edges. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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President-elect Garfield heads home “in time to meet the Ohio Electors” 35. James A. Garfield. LS as president-elect signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, lightly-

lined, 8 x 10.25, personal letterhead, December 4, 1880. Letter to W. A. M. Grier, Esq. In full: “Yours of the 26th instant reached me just as I was about leaving Washington. I should have been glad to attend the rededication of Pardee Hall, but it was necessary for me to reach home in time to meet the Ohio Electors, who were to visit me. Thanking you for your kind expressions.” A postscript added to the bottom reads “P.S. Since writing the above I find yours of the 17th instant, which came while I was in Washington. I wish to add my thanks for your congratulations and suggestions.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, two passing though single letters of the signature, professional repairs to reverse of folds, and some mild toning. Also included is an LS, signed by Postmaster General T. L. James, two lightly-lined pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Office of the Postmaster General letterhead, July 18, 1881. In part: “We have passed through some pretty dark days since the attempt on the President’s life was made, but now each day brings news as to his condition and we firmly believe he will recover. The expressions of sympathy for the inmates of the Executive Mansion received from all parts of the world are very touching, and go far towards showing the affection in which the brave, noble man who is at its head, is held by the people of all lands.” Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The future president expresses optimism at reducing the debt after the Civil War 36. James A. Garfield. LS

signed “J. A. Garfield,” four pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.25, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to Charles B. Norton, beginning the letter commenting on efforts to reduce the national debt after the Civil War. In part: “Our financial prospects are steadily growing brighter. We have pretty effectually put down Repudiation and Repudiation and [sic] are having a surplus in Revenue to apply to the reduction of the debt. I think the time is not far distant when we may be able to refund a large amount of our debt at a lower rate of interest. Since I wrote you I have been appointed Chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency and am thus in charge of all our legislation on that subject. I think you and I can be of service to each other in our financial studies. I shall recommend you to the confidence of Mr Boutwell our new Secy of the Treasury…I have our Census Legislation in charge and desire to perfect that Bill As proposed. We ought to have a representation in the next Statistical International Congress which meets at the Hague…I shall call the attention of our authorities to your Ordnance report and have hopes to say that the part you have taken in is properly recognized.” Garfield was likely referring to one of two works by Charles B. Norton published in 1868: Report on the Munitions of War and Report to the Government of the United States on the Munitions of War: Exhibited at the Paris Universal Exhibition. A horizontal fold through upper portion of Garfield’s signature, some partial separations to other horizontal folds, and a red pencil mark to top of first page, otherwise fine condition. Garfield served as the Chairman of the Banking and Currency Committee during the Reconstruction, which worked to bring back financial stability to the fractured nation. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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37. James A. Garfield. LS as president-elect, signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, November 20, 1880. Letter to a supporter. In full: “Accept my thanks for your kind congratulations in your letter of the 18th instant.” In fine condition, with some slight staining to the top. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Garfield had just won the 1880 presidential election on November 2, and this letter is most likely a response to someone wishing him well in the nation’s highest office. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 38. Lucretia Garfield. Black-

bordered freefranked mailing envelope, 4 x 3.25, addressed in Garfield’s hand to “Messrs. The Lovings & Trust Co., 42 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio,” and franked across the top, “Lucretia R. Garfield, Free.” In fine condition, with an April 14, 1888, postmark over end of signature, and a bit of light soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

39. Frances Cleveland. ALS

signed vertically along the left edge of the first page, “Frances F. Cleveland,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6, on her rare personal 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)

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40. Grover Cleveland. Ink signature,

“Grover Cleveland,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.5 custom-made card for the collection of Dagmar and Lilly Printz, with biographical notations by the collector under the signature. In fine condition, with a punch hole to bottom edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

41. Grover Cleveland. ALS,

one page, 7.5 x 9.5, Office of Bass, Cleveland, & Bissell letterhead, March 21, 1876. Cleveland forwards five dollars to a gentleman. In part: “I enclose your draft for five dollars. I should have sent it before but lost your address.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 15. In good condition, with intersecting folds, two through single letters of signature, heavy dampstaining to left and top edges, affecting portions of text and overall appearance, and a vertical crease through another letter of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

42. Grover Cleveland. Executive Man-

sion card signed in black ink, “Grover Cleveland.” In fine condition, with mild overall toning. Precertified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

43. Grover Cleveland.

Vintage 4.25 x 6 cabinet photo by an anonymous studio, signed along the bottom in black ink. In very good condition, with a few creases, scattered surface marks, and a bit of irregular ink adhesion to beginning of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Superb oversized photo from Harrison’s last great legal case, featuring the former president and two Supreme Court justices 44. Benjamin Harrison. Incredible, supremely sharp matte-

finish 13.5 x 10.5 photo by Eugene Pirou of 28 members of the Anglo-Venezuelan Arbitration Tribunal affixed to the original 22 x 18 photographer’s mount, signed on the mount in black ink by all pictured, highlighted by Benjamin Harrison and Supreme Court Justices Melville Fuller and David Brewer. Other signers include counsel, ambassadors, and judges for the case, such as Sir John A. C. Tilley, Marcus Baker, C. Alexander Harris, Jean Jules Jusserand, Richard Henn Collins, Severo Mallet-Prevost, James R. Soley, Benjamin F. Tracy, Sir Richard E. Webster, Sir Robert T. Reid, G. R. Askwith, and Sir S. A. T. Rowlatt. In very good to fine condition, with a couple noticeable tears to the left border of the mount (not affecting image or signatures), and a few bands of toning (one slightly affecting Harrison’s signature). The tribunal associated with this image was held to resolve a boundary dispute between Venezuela and the United Kingdom, regarding the the border between Venezuela and British Guiana. Venezuela hired Harrison as counsel for the case—the trial was held in Paris, and Harrison spent 25 hours arguing in court. Although he did not win the case, Harrison’s legal arguments won him international renown. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

45. Benjamin Harrison. Ink signature, “Benj. Harrison,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.5 custom-made card for the collection of Dagmar and Lilly Printz, with biographical notations by the collector under the signature. In fine condition, with some scattered mild toning and a punch hole to bottom edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Scarce, early ALS from his Canton, Ohio, law practice 46. William McKinley. ALS signed “Wm. McKinley, Jr.,” one page, lightly-lined, 5.5

x 8.5, W. & A. McKinley, Attorneys at Law letterhead, Canton, Ohio, circa 1870s. Letter to friend and client Emma Hazlett regarding a property transaction. In part: “I have sold to the M. E. Church for 5000$—1000$ cash & balance in four equal annual payments at 8 per cent per annum payable annually.” In fine condition, with some insignificant mirroring to ink. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, postmarked July 27, no year. McKinley ALSs are rather scarce, and this is just the second we have offered on his law firm’s letterhead. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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47. William McKinley.

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 19.75, April 20, 1899. President McKinley appoints Warner B. Bayley as “a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by McKinley and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy John Davis Long. Blue Navy Department seal affixed to bottom remains fully intact. In fine condition, with scattered creases (primarily to borders) and a surface impression along upper border. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

48. William McKinley. TLS as president, one page, 6.25 x 9, Executive Mansion letterhead, July 4, 1901. Letter to Senator T. C. Platt. In part: “I have talked with Secretary Root concerning a successor to Judge Brown. Mr. Root will be in New York Saturday, and I shall be glad if I can see you at that time.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a couple passing through portions of signature, some mild toning and foxing, and a few creases. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

49. Edith K. Roosevelt. ALS, one page, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, September 1, 1932. Letter to Mrs. Amos Little. In part: “I wish you could have looked in on us in July in Brooklyn of course [the latter part added in the upper left corner]. We had such a happy month.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original hand-addressed mailing envelope, franked in the upper right corner, “Free Edith K. Roosevelt.” RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

50. Theodore Roosevelt.

Vintage mattefinish 3.5 x 5.5 C. M. Bell photo, affixed to its original 5.75 x 7.75 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, as president, “With the regards of Theodore Roosevelt, Oct 4th 1905.” Framed to an overall size of 6.5 x 8.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

McKinley introduces the house librarian to the secretary of the interior as “the most useful man in our library” 51. William McKinley. LS signed “Wm. McKinley, Jr.,” one

page, lightly-lined both sides, 5.25 x 9, House of Representatives letterhead, March 19, 1889. Letter to Secretary of the Interior John Willock Noble. In part; “Mr Wm. H. Smith, assistant Librarian in the House library, a very remarkable man, who wants to make your acquaintance. I am sure you would like to meet him. He has been for years connected with the House of Reps. and is the most useful man in our library.” A vertical fold through a single letter of signature and docketing and pencil notation to bottom of reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I find it absolutely necessary in each case to refuse to take sides; to follow any other course would give me the appearance of trying to dictate” 52. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS, one page,

8.5 x 11, Kansas City Star letterhead, April 19, 1918. Letter to Thomas Neuhausen. In full: “I am a little in a quandary just how to reply to your letter. I have made it an invariable rule not to mix in any local contests. I shall most certainly not endorse anyone for National Committeeman, and this as I understand, is your only request. Am I correct? If I interfere in any case I would have to interfere in innumerable other cases, and so, whatever my sympathies, I find it absolutely necessary in each case to refuse to take sides; to follow any other course would give me the appearance of trying to dictate, and would merely do damage. I hope you agree with me in this matter.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and some scattered light spots. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Attending a luncheon for his future secretary of state

53 . Theodore Roosevelt. Pencil signature,

“Theodore Roosevelt,” on the reverse of an offwhite 3 x 5 Metropolitan Club card, also signed in pencil by 11 others including Henry Cabot Lodge, Thomas B. Reed, John Hay, John Davis, Francis Wilson, William Hallett Phillips, and Daniel Lamont. Reverse bears a notation in an unknown hand, “Col. Hay’s luncheon Jan’y 10/95.” In fine condition, with mounting remnants on reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

54. Theodore Roosevelt. White House

card, prominently signed in black ink, “Theodore Roosevelt.” Light scattered surface marks and mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

55. William and Helen Taft. White House card, signed in black ink, “Wm. H. Taft”; and an ink signature, “Helen H. Taft, Washington, D. C.,” on an off-white 4 x 2 trimmed card, with a clipped photo and caption affixed to Helen’s card. In fine condition, with a slight brush to last letter in William’s name. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 56. William H. Taft. Partlyprinted DS as president, signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 21 x 16, August 29, 1910. President Taft appoints Willis B. Bryson as “Postmaster at Wooster, in the County of Wayne, State of Ohio.” Signed at the conclusion by Taft and countersigned by Postmaster General Frank H. Hitchcock. Gold Post Office Department seal affixed to lower left remains fully intact. In very good to fine condition, with thick bands of light toning and creases to left and right sides. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 57. William H. Taft. TLS signed

“Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 8 x 10.5, Supreme Court of the United States letterhead, April 10, 1924. Letter to James E. Gregg, principal of the Hampton Institute. In full: “I hope to be with you, leaving here Thursday night, April 24th, and arriving there Friday morning, April 25th, and leaving there Friday night. That will give me a chance to be at Commencement and possibly to attend one of your meetings of the Board.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, pencil notations to top and a uniform shade of mild toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 21


58. William H. Taft. TLS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, March 5, 1912. Letter to Charles Hawkins of the Union League. In full: “I have your kind letter of March 4th, and I thank you for your support and your good will.” In very good condition, with scattered toning, rusty paperclip mark to left side, and a couple of spots to right border. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 59. William H. Taft. TLS as president signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, December 9, 1909. Letter to Speaker of the House Joseph Cannon. In full: “I have your letter of December 8th in respect to Mr. Darneille, and the wisdom of appointing him as one of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. I shall hold your letter for consideration when the decision is made.” In very good condition, with signature a shade light, and some light toning and soiling along vertical edges. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 60. William H. Taft. Ink signa-

ture, “Wm. H. Taft,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.25 slip. In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

61. Woodrow Wilson. Ink sig-

nature, “Woodrow Wilson,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1.5 slip affixed to a 4.75 x 2.5 custom-made card for the collection of Dagmar and Lilly Printz. In fine condition, with a bit of mild toning and a punch hole to bottom of card. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $150)

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62. Edith Bolling Wilson. ALS,

three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 6.25, personal letterhead, November 10, 1930. Letter offering condolences. In part: “Knowing what a valued and close friend she was of yours I want you to know of my real sympathy.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

63. Woodrow Wilson. Partly-printed DS

as president, one page, 15.5 x 20, August 3, 1917. Wilson appoints Octave De Carre “Captain on the Coast Artillery Corps, subject to examination required by law, in service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Wilson and countersigned by the assistant secretary of war. Scattered light creasing and soiling, dampstaining along left edge, and some light surface loss from the missing seal, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

64. Woodrow Wilson. TLS, one page,

7 x 9, White House letterhead, September 19, 1913. Letter to Secretary of War Lindley Garrison. In full: “I shall take pleasure in acting upon your suggestion about Professor Ford’s making a statement of his traveling expenses.” Office stamp to top right and light overall feathering to signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


65. Woodrow Wilson. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.5, White House letterhead, December 30, 1914. Letter of thanks to a woman in Chicago. In full: “May I not thank you for the generous words of your letter of December 21st, and assure you of my deep appreciation of the good will which you manifest!” Matted and framed to an overall size of 11.5 x 13.25. Some light skipping and feathering to signature, which is also a shade or two light, but completely legible, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I am bound by a score of imperative engagements and cannot stir abroad” 66. Woodrow Wilson.

TLS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, State of New Jersey Executive Department letterhead, April 4, 1911. Letter to Richard C. Maclaurin. In part: “You may be sure that I would come very gladly if I could, but I am bound by a score of imperative engagements and cannot stir abroad at the time of your meeting and banquet.” Central vertical and horizontal folds and a professionally repaired central tear to the lower portion of text (not affecting the signature), otherwise fine condition. Maclaurin (1870–1920) was a mathematical physicist who served as president of MIT from 1909 until his death. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

67. Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.

Commemorative cover with an applied cachet honoring the dedication of the Harding Memorial on June 16, 1931, signed in fountain pen by Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover, and also signed by Ohio Governor George White. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

68. Calvin Coolidge.

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 23 x 19, December 17, 1927. President Coolidge appoints Dudley G. Dwyre as “a Foreign Service Officer of class five of the United States of America.” Crisply signed at the conclusion by Coolidge and countersigned by Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg. Paper presidential seal affixed to lower left remains fully intact. In fine condition, with a few scattered spots of foxing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Declining an invite to see the Chicago Opera Company

69. Warren G. Harding. TLS, one page, 6 x 8, White House letterhead, February 1, 1922. Letter to Mayor William F. Broening of Baltimore. In part: “Thank you for your consideration in proposing to place a box at the disposal of Mrs. Harding and myself during the appearance of the Chicago Opera Company in Baltimore…There is a strong porobability that we shall be away from Washington for a few days at that particular time, and it would be inconsiderate of your courtesy to even hint at an acceptance and then be obliged to decline at the last moment.” Attractively matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 20 x 15. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 23


70. Calvin Coolidge.

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, blackbordered White House letterhead, August 27, 1923. Letter to a collector. In part: “Thank you very much for your good wishes and good will. You have my complete sympathy…I wish I had at hand a few rare stamps that I could send along…I suppose we receive quite a remarkable variety of foreign stamps here at the White House, but unfortunately there is no arrangement for preserving them.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and a pre-printed thank you card for sent sympathies to the president and Mrs. Coolidge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

71. Calvin Coolidge. Busi-

ness check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out and signed by Coolidge, payable to The Credit Clearing House or Adavis Cushing and Foster for $14.67, August 22, 1913. In fine condition, with cancellation holes to body, some lightly affecting the opening letter of Coolidge’s signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare VP Chambers card from his brief tenure

73. Calvin Coolidge.

White House card neatly signed in black ink, “Calvin Coolidge.” Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Coolidge to an overall size of 10 x 16.25. A uniform shade of mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

74. Calvin Coolidge.

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, May 14, 1924. Letter to J. Wesley Ladd. In full: “I was very sorry not to have had an opportunity of seeing you when I visited the Pacific Coast and am, therefore, doubly glad to hear from you. I am afraid that I cannot look forward to a similar trip in the immediate future, but if you are in Washington at any time I hope you will not fail to drop in and see me.” In very good condition, with scattered light toning and soiling, and a few creases. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

75. Calvin Coolidge. TLS,

72. Calvin Coolidge. Ink signature, “Calvin Coolidge,” on an off-

white 4 x 2.25 Vice-President’s Chamber card. In fine condition, with some mild soiling and small mounting remnants to reverse. Being vice president for only a short time, Coolidge did not sign many of these, rendering them much scarcer than his signed White House cards. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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one page, 7.25 x 10.25, Commonwealth of Massachusetts letterhead, November 3, 1919. Letter to an admirer. In part: “I am very glad to do as you request by affixing hereto my signature.” Removably encapsulated in a Mylar sleeve. In fine condition, with overall toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)


“The time has come when Republicans do not have to apologize”

76. Calvin Coolidge. TLS, one page, 7 x 9.75, September 27,

1915. Letter to a supporter. In part: “In the past campaign I have had help from thousands whom I do not know—many of them in your neighborhood. I want you to know how much I appreciate the kind words you have spoken of me, and I hope you will express my thanks to any of your neighbors who have supported me…tell your Committee members—the men who do the work and stand the criticism—that the time has come when Republicans do not have to apologize.” Appealingly double-matted and framed with a nameplate and image to an overall size of 22 x 18. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare Coolidge presidential handwritten letter mentioning the last campaign 77. Calvin Coolidge. Uncommon ALS as president, two pages, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, May 29, 1926. Letter, marked “Personal” at the top to Frederick S. Peck, Esq. In part: “I was glad to hear from you again and renew the connection that was made in the last Presidential Campaign, when the result in your community was so satisfactory. Some time when I am in your neighborhood I hope to be able to see you personally.” Uniform toning over text and signature from previous display, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

78. Calvin Coolidge.

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, January 10, 1925. Letter to Edward Bok. In part: “I am under obligations to you for keeping me advised as to the developments in this matter, and am glad to know that you, with such excellent opportunities for information, regard them as so favorable.” In fine condition, with some mild toning to edges. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

79. Grace Coolidge.

Vintage matte-finish 3 x 4.5 Underwood and Underwood photo, signed in the lower border in black ink. Photo also bears a pencil photographer’s notation under signature and is housed in its original presentation folder. In fine condition, with some scattered light silvering to background. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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80. Herbert Hoover. Block

of six three-cent USPS postage stamps of the Boulder Dam, signed across the stamps in black ink, “This is apparently not the name of the place. Herbert Hoover.” Light to moderate contrast to signature and notation, otherwise fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

84. Eleanor Roosevelt. Two

items: TLS, one page, 6 x 8.25, Val-Kill Cottage letterhead, August 11, 1950. Letter to a collector reads, in full: “I am very glad to autograph the envelope you enclosed and I am deeply appreciative in your kindness in sending me an item for my husband’s collection. I shall give it to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library to be placed in his collection.”; and a commemorative cover, with a cachet honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed vertically in fountain pen by Eleanor Roosevelt. In fine condition, with punch holes to left side of letter. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

81. Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover. Ink signatures, “Herbert

Hoover,” and “Lou Henry Hoover,” on individual off-white 3 x 1.5 cards. A paperclip impression over portion of Herbert’s signature, with a couple lighter impressions to his wife’s card, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a May 27, 1929, letter from Hoover’s secretary acknowledging Mrs. Hoover’s signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

82. Eleanor Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 6 x 7, Executive Mansion letterhead, October 31, 1932. Short letter to a collector. In full: “Thank you very much for your nice note. I am sorry the photograph has not reached you. I am asking my Secretary to send you one today.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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

86. Franklin D. Roosevelt. 83. Eleanor Roosevelt. TLS,

one page, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, September 20, 1955. Brief letter to Miss Andrus. In part: “I will try to get to the Institute for 6:30 dinner and speak at 8:00 p.m. but don’t wait dinner as I might be delayed.” Some light edge toning and an office stamp above text, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 26 | September 18, 2013 | PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES

Original vintage signed pencil sketch of Franklin D. Roosevelt, done by Clara Katz, on an offwhite 11 x 13.75 sheet, signed in fountain pen, “Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Sketch is also signed by Katz who added, “Our beloved president.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 17.5 x 21.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)


90. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

87. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fountain pen signature, most certainly as president, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” on a light green 7 x 1.25 slip. In fine condition, with a horizontal fold above signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Desirable 1936 White House watercolor vignette 88. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fantastic lim-

TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, State of New York Executive Chamber letterhead, May 27, 1932. Letter to Bruce Rogers. In full: “Just a line to thank you for your comments on the present situation in Washington and the national outlook for the Convention. I shall remember both the sidelights which you cast on the Washington end of the matter and your views as to the future.” Removably encapsulated in a Mylar sleeve. In fine condition, with three dings to the right edge. Roosevelt refers to the upcoming convention where he would be given the Democratic nomination for the first time. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ited edition 10.75 x 14 watercolor print of the White House exterior removed from The Democratic Book (this being No. 2008), boldly signed in ink, “Franklin D. Roosevelt.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

91. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vintage

glossy 6.5 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, most likely as president, “To the Indiana Catholic and Record on its 25th anniversary, Franklin D. Roosevelt.” In fine condition, with some slight rippling to finish and a few scattered surface marks and dings. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

89. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, January 14, 1936. Brief letter of thanks for a telegram. In full: “Thank you for your particularly nice telegram. I am delighted to have it and am indeed happy to know that you liked the address to Congress.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the telegram sent to Roosevelt at the White House. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

92. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Pen-

cil notation written vertically along the left edge of a 5.5 x 3.5 mailing envelope, bearing three Singapore postmarks of February 17, 1916. Roosevelt writes, “Commemorating the fall of Singapore.” Envelope originates from Roosevelt’s personal collection and is still housed in its original H. R. Harmer, Inc., auction folder, held on December 8, 1947. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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FDR puts aside party politics to save a hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in 1930 93. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, November 6,

1930. Letter to Darwin P. Kingsley, president of New York Life. In part: “I have accepted the State Chairmanship in New York of the Committee which is making an appeal on behalf of the impoverished children of Porto [sic] Rico…Governor Theodore Roosevelt of Porto Rico is the Honorary Chairman of the National Committee and actively engaged in the work…as a result of the survey… at the request of President Hoover…over 150,000 American school children are seriously undernourished—some slowly starving…The feeding of these children is a part of the unified endeavor to raise $7,300,000 over a period of six years…The Porto Rico hurricane…destroyed crops, roads and homes, left all but destitute more children in peril of death from malnutrition and the scourge of tuberculosis than anywhere under the American flag…black coffee without sugar or milk is the only breakfast for tens of thousands of children in Porto Rico today tells its own story…I am sure that we all want to help in this good work. It will be gratifying to me if you will accept a place on the New York State Committee.” In fine condition, with a tack hole to the upper border. Accompanied by a TLS to Kingsley from FDR’s friend, W. H. Woodin, regarding an unrelated fundraising campaign. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

94. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vintage matte-

finish 10 x 13.25 Hessler/Henderson photo of Roosevelt at his desk, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “For Arthur Walsh from Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Framed to an overall size of 11.75 x 15. In fine condition. Arthur Walsh (18961947) began his career as a recording violinist for Thomas A. Edison in 1915 and later held executive positions with the Edison Enterprises. A presidential elector for FDR in 1940, Walsh was appointed on November 26, 1943, to represent New Jersey in the US Senate to fill the vacancy left by the death of W. Warren Barbour. He served until December 7, 1944, when a duly elected successor qualified. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

95. Harry S. Truman. Flown

free-franked air mail envelope, 6.5 x 3.5, addressed in type to a gentleman in New Jersey, franked in the upper right corner, “Harry S. Truman,” with an ink notation in another hand in the upper left reading, “Flown from Washington to Rio on the ‘Independence’ Lt. Col. H. T. Myers—PIlot.” Envelope also bears a September 2, 1947, Brazilian postmark. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150) 28 | September 18, 2013 | PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES

Three days before assuming the presidency, Vice President Truman issues a scarce Senate pass

96. Harry S. Truman. Scarce United States Senate Chamber pass, 4 x 2.75, issued to Dr. Clarance Crawford, a Baptist minister, on April 9, 1945, signed at the bottom, “Harry S. Truman V.P.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered vertical creases, a few passing through portions of signature, with a partial separation to reverse. Anything signed by Truman as vice president is scarce because he occupied that position for only ten weeks. By coincidence, a future commander in chief, Jimmy Carter and his wife would later attend a church service led by the recipient of this pass, Dr. Crawford. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Truman foreshadows the tumultuous 1948 Democratic convention 95. Harry S. Truman. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House let-

terhead, January 7, 1948. Letter to Basil O’Connor, President of the American National Red Cross. In full: “I appreciated yours of December thirty-first with an invitation to appear at the American National Red Cross Convention to be held in San Francisco, California in June. I doubt the advisability of my appearance at that time—First, because the Congress no doubt will be winding up its business, and Second, because there are two political conventions in the immediate neighborhood of that date. I’ll be glad to talk with you about the situation sometime when you are down here.” The conventions mentioned by Truman were the upcoming Republican and Democratic National conventions held in Philadelphia in the summer of 1948. Truman had shown strong support for the federal government’s involvement in civil rights, as evidenced by a speech he had given the year before in front of the NAACP. In response to this civil rights platform, the entire delegation from Mississippi, and half the Alabama delegation stood up and walked off the convention floor in protest during the roll call. They were led by Strom Thurmond (at that time still a Democrat), and went on to form the States’ Rights Democratic Party (better known by their nickname, the Dixiecrats) who convened their own convention in Alabama, and subsequently named Thurmond as their presidential nominee. Although Harry Truman was the sitting President of the United States, he was actually kept off the ballot in Alabama as a result of this defection. Newsweek magazine called the 1948 Democratic National Convention ‘the worst-managed, most dispirited convention in American history.’ In fine condition, with a bit of trivial brushing to signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

98. Harry S. Truman. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, June 29, 1962. Letter to a collector, in full: “As you requested, I have signed the Brazil stamp for you and it is enclosed herewith.”; and a Brazilian postage stamp honoring Truman, affixed to a 6.5 x 3.5 mailing envelope, signed in black ink, “Harry S. Truman 6-29-62.” In fine condition, with some mild toning to envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

99. Harry S. Truman. Print featuring an oval engraved portrait of Truman, 8.75 x 12, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “Harry S. Truman, To Jimmy Lovell, 9-26-67.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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100. Harry S. Truman. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20 x 16,

July 22, 1950. President Truman appoints Ray J. O’Donnell as “Attorney of the United States in and for the Southern District of Ohio.” Signed at the conclusion by Truman and countersigned by Attorney General J. Howard McGrath. Affixed to a same-size mount. Seal affixed to the lower right remains fully intact with light wear to gold tips. In fine condition, with light overall toning and slightly trimmed edges. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Thanking his Secretary of the Treasury for reviewing a Paris Conference report in response to the Marshall Plan

101. Harry S. Truman. TLS as president, one page, 8 x 10.25, White House letterhead, October 30, 1947. Letter to his Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder. In full: “The Acting Secretary of State [Dean Acheson], in reporting to me on the progress made in examining the report submitted by the Paris Conference on European Economic Recovery and in the formulation of an Administration position with regard to this report, has expressed great appreciation of the assistance received from you and the members of your Department working on this matter. While I naturally expect the fullest measure of co-operation from members of the Executive Departments, I am very gratified at the fine teamwork being displayed both by the individuals and the agencies involved. I have noted it with pleasure, and I commend you and your associates for the great efforts being made in this undertaking. I hope you will pass on to the personnel of your Department who have been so helpful, an assurance of my gratitude and appreciation for their work.” A horizontal fold passing through upper portion of signature, two punch holes and a staple hole to top edge, and a bit of mild staining, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

102. Harry S. Truman. Signed book: Report of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion. Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1952. Hardcover, 8.75 x 11.25, 109 pages. Signed and inscribed on page 85, under a full-page image of the dedication panel on the ground floor, “Best of luck to Stephen Gibbons, Harry S. Truman Dec. 4, 1952.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Accompanied by a small Christmas card presenting the book as a gift. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Appointing “a Foreign Service Officer of the Class of Career Ambassador” 103. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Partly-printed DS as president, one page,

15.25 x 11.5, June 24, 1960. President Eisenhower appoints Raymond A. Hare as “a Foreign Service Officer of the Class of Career Ambassador of the United States of America.” The large paper seal is very crisp and fully intact. In fine condition, with a central vertical storage fold and toning to top edge. Countersignature of Secretary of State Christian Herter appears to be autopen. Throughout his career, Hare served as ambassador to various Middle Eastern countries as well as president of the Middle East Institute. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Under siege of the final German offensive, Ike warns his wife: “When I get home you may have a very old, broken down, man on your hands”

104. Dwight D. Eisenhower. War-dated ALS signed “Your Ike,” three pages, lightly-lined, 8 x 10, January 4 [1945]. Letter to his wife Mamie. In full: “I’ve just heard that a Dr. Ridenour is leaving here tomorrow morning for Washington, and has volunteered to carry a letter to you. I cannot let such a break go by - so here’s another note to add to the many I’ve written during the past week. Of course there’s nothing new for me to say unless I can think of an original way of saying you’re quite a gal - only more so - in fact you’re the only gal. I sometimes wonder that other women don’t tear you limb from limb because you outshine them so definitely. Maybe women are charitable, or blind! Butch has had a marvelous time reading his ‘letter book’! He was in bed almost 2 days with the flu & I think he spent the whole time reading the book. Not long ago he went with me on a trip. It turned out to be one of those tough ones - we rode 20 hours without stopping except for 1 meal and 2 blowouts. But since he’s 10 years younger than I, he may have enjoyed it. I did not! The 20 hour trip followed hard on the heels of a long day of riding & inspecting. We started at 10:00 p.m. & finished the next night at 6:00. I hope Milton could give you some kind of picture of our daily lives. I know you’d like one - but it just seems to be one of those things that cannot be put down on paper. In other words, daily life is ‘atmosphere, surroundings and personalities’, not a schedule. But since Milton is so observant I think he can supply some of this for you. This week I expect to make another trip, but this time, I hope, in more leisurely fashion. One of the difficulties is in finding the time to do it - usually I have to start days in advance to plan & scheme. Mickey always goes along, of course! Well darling, one of my powerful concerns is that you take care of yourself. When I get home you may have a very old, broken down, man on your hands. And so you’ll have to provide the pep for the family. I’ll look to you to make me young again - and I love you so much you’ll be able to do it.” In fine condition. A tender letter written in the midst of a German counter-attack during the end of the Battle of the Bulge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“My penchant for early rising created difficulties for more people during World War II than I knew”

105. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ink signature, “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” on an off-white 6 x 9.25 book page, to which was later added the presidential Oath of Office. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

106. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, October 24, 1956. Letter to Fred Van Pelt at the Intelligencer. In part: “I see that my penchant for early rising created difficulties for more people during World War II than I knew—just as it is still creating problems for the members of my present staff. At any rate, I thank you, even this ten years later, for getting my newspaper to Cannes at six in the morning.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

White House letter with a scarce memorandum suggesting a change to Ike’s text 107. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as

president, two pages, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, February 24, 1953. Letter to Horace Albright, president of Resources for the Future, Inc. In part: “I have been most interested to learn from time to time that your arrangements for a mid-century Conference on Resources have been taking shape, and that you will hold early this spring a national meeting of sponsors to review plans and set the conference date…I have been told that you contemplate extending to me an invitation to attend the conference. If this invitation carries with it no obligation for a speech other than that involved in expressing a word of welcome and appreciation, then the chances for my being able to accept would be fairly good. On the other hand, if I should be expected to make any formal address I would be almost compelled to decline because of the very great time-consuming burden placed upon me by such a responsibility.” Also included is a White House memorandum, dated March 2, 1953, to Eisenhower from Gabriel Hauge suggesting a change to the second page of the letter. In part: “Attached is a suggested redraft of the second page of your recent letter to Horace Albright in regard to the forthcoming resources conference. Reason is this: The original was based on an impression, conveyed in the draft given you, that they expected a full-scale address. Your dictation very properly indicated that you would try to come…Mr. Albright… [is] very much pleased to have your letter. Since they plan to use it to help generate support for the conference, they wonder if you would agree to a new final paragraph which is simpler and more positive with respect to a brief appearance by you for a word of greeting. I don’t think this involves you any more than the original but it will make life much brighter for them.” In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to top edge. An interesting and seldom-seen look at the meticulous detail with which presidential correspondence is scrutinized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Ike appoints Truman’s former Budget Director as a member of the Career Executive Board 108. 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)

“Communist history would indicate that they—and especially the Chinese Reds—will never miss an opportunity to attack or embarrass the West ”

Highly sought after D-Day order

109. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS

signed “Ike E,” one page, 7 x 9.75, personal letterhead, January 28, 1963. Letter to Robert Cutler. In part: “I received your Bombay letter but did not answer it because I simply reasoned that you were travelling so fast that I did not know how to catch you. While I cannot personally either agree or disagree with your conclusions about the Chinese intentions, I certainly do agree that all Communist history would indicate that they—and especially the Chinese Reds—will never miss an opportunity to attack or embarrass the West anytime that they think they can get away with it. It seems to me that it would be out of character for the Chinese Reds to give up all their intentions vis-a-vis India.” In fine condition, with first stroke of signature a bit light due to reduced ink flow. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

110. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Souvenir Order removed from one

of Eisenhower’s limited edition Crusade in Europe books, 5.75 x 9, of General Dwight Eisenhower’s Order of the Day on June 6, 1944, delivered upon the D-Day invasion of France. The order reads, in part: “Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Forces: You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you…But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned!” Signed at the conclusion in black ink by Eisenhower. Matted and framed with a portrait of Eisenhower at his desk to an overall size of 19.5 x 16.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 33


Exceptional group featuring Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nixon

111. Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon. A collection of six TLSs, one from John F. Kennedy, three from Dwight D. Eisenhower (all as president), and two from Richard Nixon, both as Vice President, all to John L. Casey, Jr., the National Chairman for the Youth for Eisenhower-Nixon organization. The first letter is from Senator Kennedy, signed “John,” dated January 15, 1955, and reading, in part: “It was most kind of you to remember us and we appreciate your thoughtfulness more than we can say. I hope to be back to work in the not too distant future and look forward to seeing you some time soon.” A letter from Eisenhower, dated November 10, 1956, reads, in part: “With the national political election of 1956 now history, I want to express to you my deep appreciation of your work with the National Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon organization. As I have so often said, the ‘Citizens’ are particularly close to my heart, and your untiring efforts...gratified and pleased me.” Another letter dated December 2, 1956, on White House stationery, places Eisenhower in Augusta, Georgia. A third, dated December 6, 1956, reads in part: “A good friend of the National Citizens for EisenhowerNixon has made available to me a number of copies of a special medallion...it occurred to me that you might like to have one of them, on which you name will be inscribed…I hope that the medallion will serve as a suitable keepsake of the 1956 political campaign, in which both you and I had a particular interest.” The last two letters are typed letters from Nixon on Office of the Vice President stationery. One, dated January 29, 1957, reads in part: “considerable credit for our November victory certainly goes to you two and the many able assistants which I know you had. I am glad to know that you are going to try to keep the organization in being as we must constantly look ahead to the unfinished tasks that are so evident, such as a Republican Congress in 1958.” In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

112. Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower.

Ink signatures, “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” and “Mamie Doud Eisenhower,” on an off-white 6.5 x 3.5 mailing envelope. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

11 3 . M a m i e D o u d Eisenhower. Collection

of four pieces of correspondence consisting of three TLSs, one with a lengthy handwritten postscript, and one Christmas card with a typed message and handwritten postscript, dating from 1964–1979. One letter is dated April 14, 1969, just two weeks after the passing of her husband Dwight Eisenhower, with a handwritten postscript that reads, “John has been wonderful and it was so good to have a strong arm to lean on—Ike did not suffer but he was so weak and realized he could never be active again so t’was best he left this troubled world.” In fine condition. Accompanied by three original mailing envelopes. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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“Doubleday doesn’t feel that there would be a large enough audience to justify the expense of such a book” 114. Jacqueline Kennedy. TLS signed “Jacque-

line Onassis,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Doubleday letterhead, April 23, 1981. Letter to an aspiring author. In full: “Your notebook on le hameau de Marie Antoinette is enchanting. You have done so much marvellous research. The trouble is that such a book would be enormously expensive to do. One would need the co-operation of Versailles, a photographer to take exciting new photographs, etc. And then Doubleday doesn’t feel that there would be a large enough audience to justify the expense of such a book. As you perhaps know, beautifully illustrated books are the first casualties in this very difficult time in the publishing business, when everyone is retrenching. It could be a marvelous book and I hope you can make it happen at a house that would welcome it.” In fine condition, with a bit of light edge toning and creasing. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


11 5 . J a c q u e l i n e Kennedy. TLS signed

“xxx Jackie,” one page, 5 x 7.25, personal letterhead, November 25, 1986. Letter to John F. Kennedy’s close friend and confidant Dave Powers. In full: “How can I ever thank you for the tapes for Caroline and John. My request was such a last minute one but you always come through. It’s remarkable! I know the tapes will be their favorite birthday present which should make you happy. I apologize for asking you to do them over again. I should have thought it out more clearly the first time. We will be thinking of you at Thanksgiving and send our love.” Jackie has also handwritten the letter’s greeting. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I was so moved by your South Africa speech…I can imagine the profound effect it must have had” 116. Jacqueline K e n n e d y. A L S

signed “Jackie,” one page, 5.75 x 7.75, personal letterhead, December 14. Letter to former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara. In full: “I was so moved by your South Africa speech and so glad you sent it to me. I can imagine the profound effect it must have had. I shall be thinking of you this Christmas.” In fine condition. Letter originates from the Estate of Robert S. McNamara. The speech Mrs. Kennedy refers to is undoubtedly McNamara’s October 21, 1982, address at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was referred to by correspondent Flora Lewis in the Foreign Affairs article Warning for Africa in the December 7, 1982, edition of The New York Times. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

117. Jacqueline Kennedy.

FDC with a cachet honoring John F. Kennedy, signed along the bottom in purple ink. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned FDC with a cachet of a quote from Ecclesiastes, a mourning card, and a postcard photo of Kennedy’s grave. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

118. Jacqueline Kennedy. ALS signed “Jackie,” one page both sides, 5 x 3.5, black-bordered personal letterhead, February 16, 1964. Letter to John F. Kennedy’s Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. In full: “I do thank you for your faithful Valentine—and for the lovely flowers. All our happy Valentines of other years—It touched me so much that you would remember this year.” In fine condition. Letter originates from the estate of Robert S. McNamara. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

119. Jacqueline Kennedy. Signed book: One Special Summer. Limited signed first edition of 500 copies. NY: Delacorte Press, 1974. Hardcover in dust jacket, 11 x 13.25, Signed in ink on the colophon, “Jacqueline Bouvier” and “Lee Bouvier.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/VG-. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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120. John F. Kennedy. Program from the Brooke County Democratic Luncheon, held on October 10, 1959, at the Elks Country Club in Wellsburg, West Virginia, 5.75 x 9. Signed on the inside front cover in blue ballpoint by Kennedy. In fine condition, with a small staple hole to top left. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Accepting the resignation of the ambassador to New Zealand 121. John F. Kennedy. TLS as president, one page, 6.5 x 8.25, White House letterhead, July 26, 1963. Letter to Anthony B. Akers. In part: “In accepting your resignation as Ambassador to New Zealand, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the splendid job you have done in representing the interests of the United States in this important country. Relations between the United States and New Zealand have never been stronger and I know it is in no small measure due to your unstinting dedication to the pleasant but difficult task of representing our country.” In a handwritten postscript, Kennedy adds, “I want to express my appreciation to the members of your family for their fine service.” Simply matted to an overall size of 10 x 12. In fine condition, with moderate overall toning; all handwriting remains extremely bold. Accompanied by an unsigned photo. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Outstanding Cuban archive containing a memorandum from the Ministry of Foreign Relations relating to the ‘Bay of Pigs’“The road of the North American imperialism is the same as Hitler’s” 122. John F. Kennedy.

This fascinating Cuban archive, all in Spanish, with translations, traces the reparations of hostile Latin relations and attitudes after the Bay of Pigs. Typed memorandum, 9 pages, 8.5 x 13, “Republica De Cuba, Minister of Foreign Relations” letterhead, May 5, 1961. In part: “As occurrence of an especially serious incident aimed to violate the rules of international rights and for the effects that followed, we must mention the case of a strongly armed boat that penetrated the Bay of Santiago de Cuba and fired upon a petroleum refinery causing damages, one death and many wounded…On the last April 15th of this year, war planes that the United States have reserved for attacks on Cuba, have bombed the cities of Santiago de Cuba, San Antonio de los Banos and Havana causing many damages, killing eight persons and leaving several others wounded…On the 17th of the same month, on the beach of Giron, in the South of the island, took place the landing of mercenary invaders trained in the territory of the United States, in its colony of Puerto Rico, Guatemala and Nicaragua. They were armed with very powerful weapons that were transported in ships provided by agents of such countries, were escorted in the crossing by North American naval units from a departure point correspondent to the last two countries mentioned above. The invaders received from the United States a quantity of weapons and, since no other power has superior forces than this one, they included naval units, also had Sherman tanks, strong artillery with cannons without backward movement-exclusive weapons of North American Imperialism-and a large number of airplanes…Hitler exhibited the same tactic against the people of Europe, that he later dominated using violence. The road of the North American imperialism is the same as Hitler’s. If they achieve the goal of destroying Cuba, they will consider themselves almighty enough to crush any nation that will dare to oppose its domination or will cross them or disagree with its imperialistic directions.” DS, signed “Raul Cruz,” one page, 8.5 x 13.5, May 7, 1963, the “year of reorganization.” Addressed to Jose Fellman Velarde, the Minister of Foreign Relations of Bolivia; the earliest document in this archive is a July 18, 1956, document by Fulgencio Batista addressed to Victor Paz Estenssoro, President of the Republic of Bolivia. The document is dated July 18, 1956, and reads in part, “I have decided to entrust its representation in the solemn act of the formal introduction of the First Magistracy of Your Country by the elected President, His Excellency Mister Hernan Siles Zuazo, which is upcoming, to Mister Doctor Emilio Cancio Bello y Mazutier, Extraordinary and Fully-Empowered Ambassador of Cuba to Uruguay.” The document is signed by Batista and the Minister of State. DS, signed by Fidel Castro, one page, 8.5 x 13, August 8, 2002. Document issued to Gonzalo Sanchez, President of the Republic of Bolivia. The document reads in full, “With the wish to continue the maintenance of the cordial, friendly relations that exist between the Republic of Cuba and the Republic of Bolivia, I have chosen Mister Luis Felipe Vazquez Vazquez to represent the people and the government of the Republic of Cuba as Extraordinary, Fully-Empowered Ambassador in front of the Government of Your Excellency. Mr. Vazquez Vazquez is tasked with supporting the interest of both countries; the integrity and aptitude that he exhibits allow me to hope that he will gain the esteem and the kindness of Your Excellency. With this confidence, I beg Your Excellency to extend full faith and credit to what Mr. Vazquez Vazquez will say in the name of Cuba and, most importantly, when he will express my sincere wishes for the prosperity of this Country and for Your personal happiness. In the Palace of the Revolution, Havana, on August 8, 2002.” In fine overall condition, with scattered creases, expected folds, and punch holes to some edges. A more comprehensive description is available online at rrauction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Inscribed early copy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book on political courage 123. John F. Kennedy. Signed

book: Profiles in Courage. Later printing. NY: Harper and Brothers, 1956. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.5, 266 pages. Signed and inscribed in fountain pen on the first free end page, “To Anthony Amari, Best regards, John Kennedy.” Autographic condition: fine, with small owner’s signature along top of signed page, as well as some scattered mild soiling. Book condition: VG-/VG-. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $300)

President Kennedy writes to his Glen Ora parish priest, carrying their friendship from his weekend retreats to his fast-paced life in the White House 124. John F. Kennedy. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House

letterhead, July 23, 1962. Letter to Father Albert Pereira. In full: “My thanks for your recent generous letter and for the suggestion that I write a brief letter to Mr. Woodrow White. I am most happy to send such a letter, as both Mrs. Kennedy and myself have appreciated greatly the efforts which he and all those associated with the Community Center have made. I welcome your views, both on the Supreme Court decision and on the continuing problem we are having in attaining in Congress a sensible program of aid to colleges.” In fine condition, with some mild toning along top edge. Accompanied by two TLSs to Pereira from Pierre Salinger and a third from Pereira to Kennedy’s assistant, Kenneth O’Donnell.

A week after moving his family to the White House at the start of his presidency, Kennedy signed a lease for the Glen Ora farm in Middleburg, Virginia, a charming country retreat about an hour west of Washington. On their first visit in early February of 1961, they attended mass at Middleburg Community Center, where they met the presiding Reverend Albert Pereira. Over the next three years, they grew very close with the reverend, joining forces to help transform the suddenly famous town from a segregated and insulated place to a more united and openminded community. In the accompanying letter from Pereira, dated April 5, 1962, he writes, ‘One year ago the Kennedy’s [sic] were not so welcome in Middleburg. Not so today. Their dislike of Democrats, their jealous of such socially prominent people has completely disappeared.’ A charming letter from the busy president to the small town priest who became a dear friend during his three years in office. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Presented “to Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin” by LBJ, signed by both 125. Lyndon B. Johnson and Buzz Aldrin. Color vintage glossy 11 x 14

photo of President Johnson presenting Buzz Aldrin with the Exceptional Service Medal, inscribed in a calligrapher’s hand, “To: Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, With best wishes,” and signed in black ink, as president, “Lyndon B. Johnson,” and also signed in the lower border in black felt tip by Buzz Aldrin. Creasing to bottom corners, a few smaller border creases, and dings and bumps to top edge, otherwise fine condition. On November 11, 1966, Gemini 12 lifted off with astronauts James Lovell and Buzz Aldrin aboard. The mission’s objectives involved rendezvous and docking procedures as well as a spacewalk for Aldrin, who spent 5-1/2 hours outside the capsule. On November 23, at LBJ’s Texas ranch, Lovell and Aldrin were presented with NASA’s Exceptional Service Award. A unique artifact from the early days of the US space program. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

126. Lady Bird Johnson. Felt tip signature,

“Lady Bird Johnson,” on an off-white 5.75 x 3.75 stationery card depicting the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, Texas. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a transmittal letter from her secretary and the original mailing envelope, which bears a printed free frank. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

127. Lyndon B. Johnson.

TLS signed “L. B. J.,” one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, April 5, 1971. Letter to editorial cartoonist Jack Knox at the Nashville Banner shortly before the dedication of his presidential library. In part: “You are right that the staff will be pretty busy just before the dedication…I am pleased that Mr. Stahlman is doing ‘something special’ for the dedication. Since editorial cartoons will be one of the features of the Library when it begins functioning, I am glad that you are doing the sketches for the Banner. Is there a chance we will get your originals after they have been used?” In fine condition, with a horizontal fold through the tops of Johnson’s initials. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

128. Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson.

Two playbills for a performance of No, No, Nanette, at the 46th St. Theatre in 1971, both signed in fountain pen by the former president, “LBJ,” with one also signed in blue felt tip, “Lady Bird Johnson.” Collector’s pencil notation to the top of one dates it to June 10, 1971. Scattered bends and creases and some brushing to LBJ’s signatures, otherwise overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

129. Lyndon B. Johnson. Fountain pen signature, “Lyndon B.

Johnson,” on an off-white 3.25 x 4.25 personal stationery card. Nicely matted and framed with two engraved portraits and two commemorative pens to an overall size of 17.25 x 14.25. Central horizontal fold, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Top secret memo authorizing McNamara to put into effect updated instructions for the use of “Nuclear Weapons in Emergency Conditions”

130. Lyndon B. Johnson. Distinguished color

vintage glossy 7.25 x 9.25 photo of Johnson affixed to an 11 x 14 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen, “To Brown McCullum, with every good wish, Lyndon B. Johnson.” In fine condition, with a few tiny spots of staining to the right side of the mount. Precertified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

132. Lyndon B. Johnson.

Historic letter regarding the Manila Conference, an attempt to end the Vietnam War 131. Lyndon B. Johnson. TLS as president,

one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, November 4, 1966. Writing to Congressmen Seymour Halpern, Johnson discussed “the Manila Conference,” in part: “Attached is a copy of a report on the Manila Conference which I sent to the Speaker, Senate Majority Leader, and the House and Senate Minority Leaders. I thought you might want a copy. The Manila Conference, I am firmly convinced, was a great success.” Accompanied by a three page copy of the Manila Conference report. It states in part: “I found a huge reservoir of friendliness and goodwill towards the United States in all parts of the Pacific region. They recognize, from our past actions in Korea and from our present actions in Viet-Nam, that we are prepared to sacrifice to see them remain free and prepared to help them develop their economic life…We stated our resolve to resist aggression; conquer hunger, illiteracy and disease; build a region of security, order and progress; seek reconciliation and peace….to remove their forces as the military and subversive forces of North Viet-Nam are withdrawn and peace becomes possible in the South…General Westmoreland told them that no Commander-in-Chief ever commanded a finer armed force.” In fine condition, with several small stamps and typed notations to top of letter and a small staple hole. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Typed memorandum, signed as president, one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, March 26, 1964. Issued to the Secretary of Defense, memo reads, in part: “I accept the recommendation made by you and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in your memorandum of March 14th and hereby authorize you to put into effect the updated ‘Instructions for Expenditure of Nuclear Weapons in Emergency Conditions’ which were brought to me by the Joint Chiefs of Staff on March 4, 1964. It is my understanding that the redrafted instructions are basically the same as those approved by President Eisenhower and continued in effect by President Kennedy. I would like to receive copies of all implementing directives which the Joint Chiefs issue on the basis of these instructions.” In fine condition. In 1957 President Eisenhower revised the instructions to prevent a nuclear response to small military encounters, and provide information on major attack options that may prompt a nuclear response. A highly important memo concerning national security. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Know Thyself” 133. Richard Nixon.

TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, July 7, 1966. Letter to an admirer. In part: “In writing of friendship. You are speaking of a subject upon which many great men from Sophocles to Henry Adams have held divergent opinions. I should think that to have a friend you must first be a friend—and thus first of all you must ‘Know Thyself.’” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“Many years ago Bar & I lost a 4 yr old daughter to Leukemia. We didn’t have her for 27 years only 4 God how it hurt” 134. George Bush. ALS signed “George B,” one page both sides, 6.25 x 4.25, Vice President letterhead, August 6, 1987. In part: “I read that beautiful column about your daughter. She must indeed be one of God’s special people. Many years ago Bar & I lost a 4 yr old daughter to Leukemia. We didn’t have her for 27 years only 4 God how it hurt.” In very good condition, with moderate toning, a bit heavier to the front. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Lightening the sentence for a convicted murderer

An iconic image, two weeks after tragedy struck

135. Bill Clinton. DS one page,

8.5 x 14, January 7, 1980. State of Arkansas proclamation commuting the sentence of a convicted murderer. In part: “Whereas Willie Lee Singleton, A.D.C.#57231, was convicted in Pulaski County, Arkansas of the crime of Murder First Degree and sentenced on November 21, 1965 to a term of seventy-eight years; four (4) months; twenty-one days imprisonment in the Arkansas Department of Correction; and Whereas, the Board of Pardons and Paroles recommends that the sentence of Willie Lee Singleton be commuted to parole eligibility; Now therefore, I, Bill Clinton, by the virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Arkansas do hereby commute the sentence of Willie Lee Singleton to a term of seventy-two (72) years; four (4) months; nine (9) days.” Signed at the conclusion in black ink by Clinton, and countersigned by Secretary of State Paul Riviere. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

136. Ronald Reagan. Signed book: An American Life. Later printing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 748 pages. Signed in black ink on a Reagan Library bookplate affixed to the half-title page. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: NF/VG+. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

137. George W. Bush. Time magazine cover featuring an image

of Bush holding up an American flag while standing on rubble from 9/11, September 24, 2001, 7.5 x 10, signed in black felt tip. Triplematted and framed with a plaque and large presidential seal to an overall size of 27 x 23. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

138. Barack Obama. Color sat-

in-finish 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in silver ink, “Dream big dreams! Barack Obama.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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notables “Perfect equality of rights for women; civil and political” 170. Susan B. Anthony. AQS on an

off-white 3.5 x 2.25 card. Anthony writes, “Perfect equality of rights for women; civil and political. Susan B. Anthony, Rochester, N. Y., March 2/82.” On the reverse, Anthony writes, “Spending this year at Tenafly, New Jersey at work on the History of Woman Suffrage—S. B. A.” In fine condition, with some light rubbing and surface loss to reverse, slightly affecting a couple letters of notation on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

171. Susan B. Anthony. ALS,

one page, 8.5 x 11, National American Woman Suffrage Association letterhead, November 13, 1899. Anthony writes to an unidentified woman. In full: “Enclosed is a fairly good photograph taken at Atlanta, Georgia in February 1895 at time of our National Convention in that city. Tell your friend that The Life & Work of S. B. A. is to be had at Fisher Irwin’s Book Store in London—and that in that work she will find sundry pictures of S. B. A.—when young as well as when old.” In very good condition, with a few creases, some small tears along the intersecting fold lines, scattered foxing affecting appearance, and a circular stain at the upper right corner. The referenced book, The Life and Works of Susan B. Anthony, is considered one of the official records of the suffrage movement. It, along with the book The History of Woman Suffrage, were both intended to convey an incredible amount of information. An interesting bit of history with Anthony essentially identifying her own life story as one synonymous with the suffragist movement. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

173. Francois Arago. French Catalan mathematician, physicist,

astronomer, and politician (1786-1853). ALS in French, signed “F. Arago,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 8, Conseil General Municipal letterhead, July 28, 1837. Letter to an unidentified woman. In part (translated): “I have been looking, literally, for the last 24 hours, for the volume by Mr. William Matthews on the hydraulic establishments of London…So it is only as a last resort that I am troubling you, to ask you to check whether the ‘Hydraulia’ could possibly have remained among your husband’s books. You will easily understand how important it is to me not to be able to quote an English author on the subject of the imperfections of the filtering systems used in London.” Reverse on integral second page bears an address panel in Arago’s hand. Intersecting folds, scattered light toning and soiling, small punch hole to top left, and missing lower right corner tip, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

172. Susan B. Anthony. Ink signature, “As ever sincerely, Susan B.

Anthony,” on an off-white 8.5 x 2.5 slip clipped from a longer letter. Reverse bears several partial lines of text in Anthony’s hand, and reads, in part: “do not wish to embarrass the Federation manager—I know they do not wish to have suffrage.” In fine condition, with two light vertical folds through single letters of signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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174. John Jacob Astor. Business magnate and merchant (1763–1848) who became the first multi-millionaire in the United States. Manuscript DS, one page, 7.5 x 6.25, February 6, 1798. Shipment receipt for an “Entry of Merchandise imported by John Jacob Astor in the ship Hasard John Drummond, master from London,” containing “two cases pianofortes.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), and light overall foxing. Accompanied by an unsigned engraved portrait. A nice association between Astor and international trade from early in his career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce letter from the ‘computer’ pioneer 175. Charles Babbage. Pioneering Brit-

ish mathematician and mechanical engineer (1791–1871) whose Difference Engine and Analytical Engine are generally acknowledged as the first programmable computers. Third-person ALS signed within the text, one page, 3.75 x 4.75, no date. Letter declining an invitation. In full: “Mr. Babbage very much regrets that he is unable to have the pleasure of dining with Mr. & Mrs. Stafford Cary on Saturday Inst. as he leaves town before that day.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Barton’ s tardy thank you letter for a sizable donation

177. Clara Barton. ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, American 176. P. T. Barnum. Ink sig-

nature, “Compliments of P. T. Barnum, Museum June 27/60,” on an off-white 4.75 x 7 book page. In very good condition, with scattered edge wear and light overall toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

National Red Cross letterhead, December 14, 1890. Letter to E. P. Sheffield. In part: “Your kind letter of some weeks ago asking to send me Three hundred dollars should have received an earlier response, but begging pardon for delays, I now write to say I will be glad to receive it, as I am making out some money for payments on some recent purchases.” Intersecting folds, creases to lower left, and a uniform shade of mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Accepting a march for his homeland’s “94th. Battalion Argyll Highlanders” 179. Alexander Graham Bell. TLS, one page, 7 x 4, personal letterhead, January 20, 1899. Letter of thanks to a woman in Massachusetts. In full: “Thank you very much for sending me your march and song dedicated to the 94th. Battalion Argyll Highlanders of Cape Breton, received on our return from Japan.” Nicely double-suede-matted and framed with a portrait of Bell and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 24 x 20. In fine condition, with two vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and light feathering to signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Peace here depends largely on Russia and—in a degree— to the new leaders in Egypt” 180. David Ben-Gurion. ALS

signed “D. Ben-Gurion,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8.5, March 24, 1971. In full: “Peace here depends largely on Russia and—in a degree—to the new leaders in Egypt. Nasser before he died was ready for peace. We have to wait and see and be ready.” In fine condition, with missing top right corner. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

181. Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. French marshall of

Napoleon who became King of Sweden (as Charles XIV Johan) and King of Norway (as Charles III John) from 1818 until his death. Manuscript DS in French, signed “Jo: Bernadotte,” one page, 7.75 x 12.5, 21 Brumaire au 13 (November 12, 1804). Untranslated document regarding a military officer. Intersecting folds with edge separations and some scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200) 46 | September 18, 2013 | NOTABLES

182. Otto von Bismarck. Prussian

statesman and First Chancellor of the German Empire (1815– 1898). Serious vintage matte-finish 6.5 x 9 halflength portrait of von Bismarck in a hat and coat affixed to a 9.25 x 12.5 mount, signed across the image in ink. Mount bears an ink notation in German across the bottom. Some creasing and a small chip to lower edge of mount, and light contrast to signature against the dark background, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

183. Otto von Bismarck. ANS

in pencil in German, one page, 5.5 x 5.5, docketed April 30, 1874. Untranslated draft telegram regarding a hotel. Also bears ink docketing notations in another hand. Central vertical fold, crease to upper right corner tip, and trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


184. Lyman Bloomingdale.

Businessman (1841– 1905) who, along with his brother Joseph, founded Bloomingdale’s Department Store. TLS, signed “Lyman G. Bloomingdale,” one page, 7.25 x 9.5, personal letterhead, January 6, 1897. Letter to Edmund Hendricks. In full: “I am in receipt of your favor of January 5th inquiring as to Mr. J. M. Tobias, with regard to his application to join Lafayette Post, and in answer beg to say, that I have known Mr. Tobias for a number of years, and am glad to say that I can speak only well of him. I believe that he will be an acceptable member of the Post, and therefore recommend him.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a couple passing through single letters of signature and a bit of scattered light soiling. Edmund Hendricks (1834–1909), a veteran of the 7th Regiment, New York Volunteers, in the Civil War, was a member of Hendricks Brothers, a family copper business. Lafayette Post, No. 40, Grand Army of the Republic, was organized in New York City in 1880. Hendricks was a member of the Membership Committee of Lafayette Post. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

185. Niels Bohr. Danish physicist (1885–1962) who was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory of atomic structure. Bold vintage ink signature, “Niels Bohr,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2 card. Matted with an image of Bohr to an overall size of 7.25 x 10.75. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

186. Max Born. German mathematician and physicist (1882–1970) who won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in quantum mechanics. ALS in German, one page, 5.75 x 8.25, August 11, 1956. Letter to Otto Hahn’s secretary, Marie-Luise Rehder, in which Born thanks her for the kind letter and informs her that the travel plans of his son have changed and he won’t drive further than the Taunus area and from there to France. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Born’s own hand. Originates from Rehder’s estate.RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Josephine writes to Napoleon’s Minister of War 187. Josephine Bonaparte. ALS in French, signed with her rare full signature

“Josephine Bonaparte,” one page, 4 x 7, November 19, 1800. Letter to Napoleon’s Minister of War Alexandre Berthier. In full (translated): “I am very interested, my dear Berthier, in Worthy de Poncelet. He has a wife and family. I particularly recommend him to you and ask you to do everything you can to be of service to him. Greetings my dear Berthier. Friendship forever.” Matted with a handsome color engraving by painter Baron Francois Gerard to an overall size of 18 x 14.5. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creases and wrinkles, and some light toning and soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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188. William Jennings Bryan. Four letters, three signed “W. J. Bryan,”

and one bearing a stamped signature, two TLSs and two ALSs. One is an ALS as Wilson’s secretary of state, four sides on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 6.75, to Mr. [Alex] Berger. In part, “We are now settled down and shall be pleased to have you drop in on us at any time. Sam writes Helen that he would like to go to Europe in some diplomatic position—as secretary or Clerk to a legation. I think I may be able to find a place if you would like to have him go. The salary would be small however not more than 1000 or 1200.” Second ALS, dated July 18, 1924, again to Berger, reads, in part, “Sorry you did not get up to N.Y. during the convention. It was a great affair & I am quite hopeful of the ticket.” The 1924 Democratic National Convention was held at Madison Square Garden for 14 days between June 24 and July 9. On the 103rd ballot, former US Ambassador to Great Britain John W. Davis was nominated for President. Bryan’s younger brother, Nebraska Governor Charles W. Bryan, was nominated for vice president. One TLS, dated June 26, 1908 (shortly before the Democratic National Convention), bears a stamped signature and reads, in part: “A number of your suggestions will be embodied in the platform, at least, I think there is no doubt about it. Others I think are objectionable on the ground that they introduce questions not sufficiently considered. For instance, The Old Age Pension and Feferal [sic] Life Insurance…I think we will have an income tax plank and I am sure we will have the election of the senators by the people.” The second TLS gives Bryan’s permission to have his name given out to a sewing class. In fine overall condition, with scattered toning and soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Bunsen relays his schedule of chemistry lectures 189. Robert Bunsen. German chemist (1811–1899) who discovered the elements cesium and rubidium and who developed the laboratory burner that now bears his name. ALS in German, signed “R. W. Bunsen,” one page, lightly-lined, 8.75 x 5.5, April 17, 1884. In full (translated): “I will begin my lectures in Experimental Chemistry Thursday, April 24 at 9 o’clock in the morning, the practical chemical experiments in the laboratory Friday April 25 at 10 o’clock.” In fine condition, with mailing folds and some mild scattered wrinkling and toning. A terrific scientific reference by the esteemed chemist. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

190. Aaron Burr. Bank check, 6 x 3, filled out and signed by Burr, payable to himself “AB” for £7–10, April 8, 1788. A central vertical fold and an ink cancellation over first name of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Two striking signatures on a bold and bright grocery list requesting “3 decks of Pennucle Cards” 191. Al Capone. ALS signed twice “Your dear old pal, Al,” and “Al Capone,” one page, 6.5 x 10.5, no date, but mid-1940s. Letter written to family friend Gertrude F. Cole asking her to pick up some items at a store. In full (with grammar and spelling retained): “Please bring me 3 decks of Pennucle Cards, 1 large bottle of Bayer’s Aspirin & get some…Borax or Lux or any kind of soap you can the more the better. Your dear ol pal, Al.” Capone continues underneath, “Please bring them all here tomorrow will give you the rest of the money when you get all these things and real good happy new year,” and signed at the conclusion, “Al Capone.” Simply matted and framed to an overall size of 10 x 14. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and moderate overall creasing and wrinkling. All of Capone’s writing remains quite crisp and bold. Also included are two original glossy candid photos, each 2.25 x 4, one of Capone and his wife Mae, the other of Al and Mae Capone posing alongside their only child Sonny, and two of Sonny’s four daughters. Both photos were taken outside the Capone house on Palm Island in Miami, Florida. Photos are matted together to an overall size of 9.25 x 8.25. Accompanied by a three-page letter of provenance from Cole’s granddaughter providing background information on Cole’s relationship with Capone. Following his time at Alcatraz, with his health in decline and his mental capacities diminishing, Al Capone returned to a quiet life at his family home in Palm Island, Florida. According to Luciano Iorizzo’s 2003 biography, Capone spent a good deal of his time playing cards with cohorts from his glory days, who visited him often and held enough respect for their former boss that they rarely let him lose. It was at this time that he met Gertrude Cole, who had been a close friend to his daughter-in-law Diana Casey’s family for decades. With her training as a nurse, her reputation as a reliable and trustworthy companion, and her love of horse racing, she became a comfortable friend and occasional caregiver in Al’s world. Any handwritten material from Capone is highly sought after—this piece, with its pair of bold signatures and glimpse into his days in Florida, is significantly more so! Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Excessively rare autograph from the famed Casanova 193. Giacomo Casanova.

Italian adventurer (1725–1798) who spent most of his life traveling through Europe meeting the famous men and women of his time; he is probably best known for his ‘Memoirs,’ which were concerned with his many love affairs. Exceedingly rare ANS in Italian, one page, 8 x 11.5, no date. Brief note regarding financial matters. In full (translated): “I am sorry that I didn’t fulfill my obligation, I will do it at the middle of next January.” In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, scattered stray ink marks, light areas of staining, and a small hole to the lower left corner. Casanova material of any sort is incredibly difficult to come by, this being just the second we have offered; he also frequently signed using his last name only, making this example signed in full especially desirable. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Rare document from the first week of Fidel’s Cuba

194. Fidel Castro. DS, in Spanish, three pages, 9 x 13.5, February 23, 1959. Untranslated document regarding the finances of hospitals

that are under construction. 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 two pages are also initialed by Castro and Lleo. Binding holes and remnants to left edge, staple holes to upper left, and expected document wear, otherwise fine condition. Dated just seven days after Castro took office as prime minister, this is one of the earliest documents from his administration that we have offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Just months after overthrowing “The Tyrant” Batista, Castro’s Provisional Revolutionary Government begins confiscating and nationalizing assets 195. Fidel Castro. Very important DS in Spanish,

six pages, 9 x 13.5, July 7, 1959. Official document sent to Manuel Urrutia y Lleo, the president of Cuba. In part (translated): “…the Fundamental Law prohibits the confiscation of chattle and real estate, but authorizes the confiscation of those of The Tyrant…and his collaborators, be they natural persons or legal entities responsible for crimes committed against the National Economy and the Public Finance and those that have illegally enriched themselves under the protection of the Public Power... The investigations conducted by the Ministry of Recovery of Embezzeled Goods and by the Ministry of Public Works…have evidenced that diverse natural persons who have maintained ostensible ties directly or indirectly with The Tyranny and have been protected by said relations and have received protection that the Usurper Power granted them, constituted numerous corporations through which they obtained public contracts for public works and public services and conspired with the corresponding officials, monopolized the major part of the public works projects realized during the tenure of the disastrous regime, through prices so excessive and with profit margins so fraudulent that the works constituted situations which are considered scandalous and which transcended public knowledge... The Provisional Revolutionary Government is obligated not only to ensure the quick reintegration of said illegally obtained goods and assets to the National Patrimony, but also to impose the corresponding legislative sanctions on those who directly or through corporate entities did profit and gain so scandalously through the protection of the Tyranny that governed through terror and crime... The Cuban State has available the right to confiscate and adjudicate all of the goods which constitute the Patrimony…related to the previous article….the dissolution of the corporations and companies will be registered in the Registry of companies and businesses…the Ministry of Public Works will proceed to occupy and utilize said equipment for public works projects….It is declared that all Public Works contracts are hereby rescinded.” Signed at the conclusion by Castro as Prime Minister and countersigned by Faustino Perez, the Minister for Recuperation of Embezzled Goods. Each page is also initialed by Castro. In fine condition, with punch and marginal binding holes to left edge. The blue seal and ribbon are both crisp and intact. Upon the establishment of Cuba’s new revolutionary state in January of 1959, Castro immediately began confiscating property and assets embezzled by officials of the overthrown Batista regime. Anything belonging to citizens who failed to pay taxes, were convicted of counterrevolutionary crimes, or were exiled for their support of “The Tyrant” during the revolt, was considered to be illegally obtained and therefore able to be taken. Declaring that “the Provisional Revolutionary Government is obligated…to ensure the quick reintegration of said illegally obtained goods and assets”—including not only housing and land, but also economic enterprises and public works contracts—the newly formed Ministry for the Recovery of Embezzled Goods quickly began nationalizing all aspects of Cuban business. By the end of the first decade, all domestic wholesale and foreign trade and banking, most transportation, industry, construction, and retail trade, and more than a third of agriculture was under state ownership and control. The 107 government-seized companies are listed by name within the pages of this document and include hotel-casinos, numerous construction companies and several import/export businesses that operated under Batista’s rule. An incredibly important document from the first year of the revolutionary leader’s new government, setting into motion the nationalization that would define modern communist Cuba. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) | 51


Extremely scarce Communist commemorative cover from the People’s Republic of China’s first premiere 196. Chou En-Lai. Chinese revolutionary and politician (18981976) who was the chief diplomatic representative of the Communist Party as the Premier of the People’s Republic of China from 1949–76. Exceedingly rare Czechoslovakian commemorative FDC with a cachet honoring Antonin Zapotocky, and bearing a December 18, 1954, Prague postmark, signed on the front in Chinese in purple ink and dated December 3, 1957. Also signed on the front, in Chinese by Minister of Sports Marshal Ho Lung and Madame Sung Tching-Ling (second wife of Sun Yat-sen, leader of the 1911 revolution that established the Republic of China, she was given the special title of Honorary Chairman of the People’s Republic of China in May 1981). In fine condition, with pencil notations along top edge, as well as light pencil numerals next to each signature, and ink notations, in Czech, on the reverse. Incredibly rare in any form, this is just one of less than a handful of Chou En-Lai items we have ever offered, and American Book Prices Current lists only three examples selling in the last 27 years. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

197. Winston Churchill. Outstand-

ing fountain pen signature, “Winston S. Churchill,” on an offwhite sheet. Doublematted and framed with a portrait of Churchill giving the ‘V for victory’ sign to an overall size of 12.5 x 15.5. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

“Opinion is much divided on this matter, and I do not feel that a sufficiently strong case has been made either way”

198. Winston Churchill.

TLS signed “W.,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, personal letterhead, December 4, 1964. Letter to the Lord of Normanbrook. In part: “Thank you so much for sending me the BBC programme. I greatly enjoyed looking at it. And thank you both very much for the most interesting and well chosen book.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and a slightly trimmed top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 52 | September 18, 2013 | NOTABLES

199. Winston Churchill. TLS signed “W. Churchill,” one page, 7.5

x 9.5, personal letterhead, June 19, 1962. Letter to John E. Harvey. In full: “Thank you for your letter of June 8. I know that opinion is much divided on this matter, and I do not feel that a sufficiently strong case has been made either way for me to intervene. I therefore will not be opposing the Motion that you mention.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)


The future Prime Minister, serving as president of the Board of Trade, expresses his gratitude after visiting Germany to advance his pioneering social welfare programs 200. Winston Churchill. LS signed

“Yours sincerely, Winston S. Churchill,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Board of Trade letterhead, September 24. Letter, sent while president of the Board of Trade, labeled at the top “Private” by Churchill, who also handwrites the greeting, to Alexander Dominicus. In full: “I am much obliged to you for your very kind letter and for the papers which you have been so good as to send me about the Strassburg Labour Exchange. I am having the latter translated and I feel sure that the information contained in them will be of considerable use. Your offer to come over here and give us the benefit of your experience is a most generous one and I shall bear it in mind. Meantime let me thank you most warmly for the kindly way in which you received me at Strassburg and for all the assistance which you gave me.” In fine condition, with some light show-through of ink on reverse of first page. Accompanied by a two-page TLS from Arthur Henderson to Dominicus. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Uplifting wartimesigned Steichen portrait 201. Winston Churchill. Vintage 4.5 x 6 gelatin print photo of Churchill with his hand in his jacket pocket, originally taken by Edward Steichen, affixed to its original 5.25 x 7.5 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, “Winston Churchill, 1941.” Mount also bears photographer’s pencil notation, “Copy by Harrods.” Mount is affixed to a slightly smaller black sheet. A few light surface bends, pencil line through date, adhesive remnants to edges, and showthrough from mounting on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Photo was originally taken by Steichen in 1932 for Vanity Fair, and it was also used as the jacket image for While England Slept. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare portrait of the Citroen founder 203. Andre Citroen.

French industrialist (1878–1935) best remembered for the make of car bearing his name. Vintage matte-finish 9 x 13 portrait of Citroen by Champlain Studios of New York, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Matt Brush, With my warmest appreciation in souvenir of my visit—April 1923, Andre Citroen.” Blindstamped in the lower right by the photography studio. In very good condition, with a repaired tear to the upper border (repaired with tape to the front and touching the very top of the image), a spot of glossy residue to the left of his chest, and moderate contrast to the signature against the dark background; the image is exceptionally crisp and clear. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The founder of thermodynamics visits the Exposition Universelle 204. Rudolf Clausius. German physicist

and mathematician considered one of the central founders of the science of thermodynamics (1822– 1888). Uncommon ALS signed “R. Clausius,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, July 8, 1855. Letter to Andrew Orr and associates. In part: “I have received the invitation…to attend the meeting of the British Association to be held in your town in September…Unfortunately my autumn holidays are but short, and they will this year be almost entirely taken up by a visit…to the Paris Exhibition…I therefore am afraid I shall be obliged to postpone.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. The very first Clausius example we have ever offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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205. William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody. Choice

ink signature, “W. F. Cody, ‘Buffalo Bill,’” on an offwhite 3.25 x 2 card. In fine condition, with mounting remnants to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Inscribed by the Nobel Prize– winner to a fellow physicist 206. Marie Curie. Polish-born

French physicist (1867–1934), she and her husband Pierre discovered two new elements, polonium and radium; for this work they received the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics. Curie was also the sole winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Ink signature and inscription, “To Dr. S. W. Stratton, with the best wishes of M. Curie,” on an off-white 5.5 x 2.25 slip. In fine condition. Samuel Wesley Stratton (1861–1931) was a physicist and educator who served as the president of MIT during the 1920s. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Curie’s exceedingly rare personal calling card

207. Pierre Curie. French physicist (1859–1906), best known for

his pioneering investigation of radioactivity, who shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Curie. Original personal calling card bearing Curie’s name, title, and address, 3.75 x 2.25, January 21, 1905, signed within the text in the third-person in pencil, “Mr. Curie.” Card bears a brief untranslated note in French requesting information from “Mr. De Lannay.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)


“I have a few copies of my Meteorological Essays (published in 1793)” 208. John Dalton. English

chemist, meteorologist, and physicist (1766–1844) best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory. ALS, one page, 7.5 x 9.5, April 12, 1825. Letter to a friend. In part: “I may observe that I have a few copies of my Meteorological Essays (published in 1793) yet by me, one of which I can let you have…since that time I have published sundry additional Essays on the same subject, but mostly in the Manchester’s Memoirs.” Intersecting folds with slight separations at edges, and mounting remnants to left border, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Brazilian hero of the Holocaust

The future Confederate president forwards a recommendation to the treasury secretary 210. Jefferson Davis. ALS

s i g n e d “ J e ff e r Davis,” one page, 5 x 6.75, Senate Chamber, March 14, 1849. Letter to the US secretary of the treasury. In full: “Sir, the enclosed letter of recommendation in favor of Dr. Blackburn is signed by gentlemen well known to me as of the highest respectability and intelligence.” A vertical fold through a single letter of signature, scattered mild toning, with a spot over end of signature, and a few spots of light soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

An autobiographical account of Darrow’s legendary life

209. Luis Martins de Souza Dantas. Brazil-

ian diplomat (1876–1954) who helped 800 people escape France during the Holocaust, including 425 confirmed to be Jewish. ALS in Portuguese, signed “L. M. de Souza Dantas,” one page, 4.5 x 7, ambassadorial letterhead, Buenos Aires, July 19, 1913. While serving as Brazilian envoy to Argentina, Souza Dantas recommends a Jewish journalist, Alexandre Rosenberg, who works for ‘Le Matin’ from Paris. In fine condition, with a few spots of soiling and a large pencil office notation to the upper portion. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

211. Clarence Darrow. Signed book: The Story of My Life. First edition. NY: Charles Scribner’s Son, 1932. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.5 x 8.25, 487 pages. Signed and inscribed in black ink on the half-title page, “To my friend, Robert R. Gros, In remembrance of a pleasant occasion—and with the regards and best wishes of his friend, Clarence Darrow. Chicago, Dec. 25, 1932.” Light page toning and foxing to a few back pages, former owner’s label affixed to the front board, light cover wear and sunning to the spine, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a vintage, unsigned 4.25 x 3.5 photo of Darrow and an unidentified man. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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At the height of controversy over his recently published Origin of Species, Darwin requests copies of a much-needed glowing review by his greatest advocate, Asa Gray

212. Charles Darwin. English naturalist and author (1809–1882) whose book explaining his theories of evolution, On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859), takes a place among the most influential texts in the history of scientific thought. ALS signed “C. Darwin,” one page, 7.75 x 4.5, July 9, [1860]. Letter, written from his home in Kent, to an unidentified recipient. In full: “If you can get from Toubres the ‘Atlantic Monthly’ from last August, please send me a copy at Port here; but it is not worth sending to America for. Please order for me two copies of the Atlantic Monthly for next October & send here—Dear Sir, Yours faithfully.” Nicely cloth-matted and framed with a printed portrait to an overall size of 21 x 13. Light intersecting folds and well done repairs to separated top corner tips, not affecting the overall appearance, otherwise fine condition. Upon the 1859 publication of his magnum opus, On the Origin of Species, Darwin became the center of international attention, triggering widespread debate that encompassed an enormous range of scientific, ideological, social, and religious implications. As controversy swelled and Darwin’s need for support grew, friend and revered American botanist Asa Gray published a powerful review of the book in the Atlantic Monthly across the June, July, and August issues in 1860. Overjoyed with the quality of Gray’s work, Darwin wrote this letter requesting additional copies of the Atlantic Monthly. The following day he wrote to Gray directly, offering heartfelt praise of the review—‘I have just looked through the passages which I have marked as appearing to me extra good, but I see that they are too numerous to specify’—and discussing his hopes to have it reprinted in a British scientific publication. This note, directly referenced in the subsequent letter to Gray, touches on a key piece of writing in the international controversy over Darwin’s work; a stellar review from his staunchest supporter, who would go on to arrange the first US edition of Origin of Species later that year. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Uncommon West Point cadet appointment 213. Jefferson Davis. DS, signed “Jeffer Davis,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, February 17, 1855. Secretary of War Davis informs William W. Ricketts of Pennsylvania that he has been appointed “a Cadet in the service of the United States, and that, on repairing to West Point…and reporting your self to the Superintendant of the Military Academy, you will be examined for admission into that Institution, and if found to possess the qualifications required by the regulations as explained in the circular hereunto appended, will be admitted conditionally as a Cadet…It is proper to observe, that this appointment confers no right to enter the Military Academy, unless your qualifications, with regard to age and attainments, agree to the letter with those annexed.” The remainder of the document goes on to list the qualifications for admission, courses, and regulations for dress code and room furnishings. Signed at the bottom of the first page by Davis. Scattered toning, heavier in a few spots and along folds, otherwise fine condition. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, Ricketts enlisted on June 22, 1861, as a captain, ultimately achieving the rank of Colonel in the Pennsylvania Reserves. He was discharged due to a severe bout of typhoid fever on February 27, 1862, passing away in August. US Military Academy appointments from Davis are rather scarce. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 56 | September 18, 2013 | NOTABLES


“He was the person who had told me of the experiment devised by Schrödinger” 214. Louis de Broglie. French physicist (1892–1987) known for his theory that matter has the properties of both particles and waves. ALS in French, one page both sides, 6 x 3.75, December 13, 1965. Letter to a professor at the “Laboratoire de Luminescence” in Rennes. In part (translated): “Let me thank you wholeheartedly for your book, ‘Luminescence,’ which you kindly sent to me and which I read with great benefit and interest. But I also want to tell you that, while looking through my voluminous papers, I came across notes that were given to me by Mr. Benjamin Liebowitz shortly before I wrote my article for the Journal of Physics. Then I remembered that he was the person who had told me of the experiment devised by Schrödinger and of his experimental verifications, and that he, himself, had performed that experiment...ask him for the information you wish to obtain.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope filled out in de Broglie’s hand, including his name in the return address area of the envelope flap. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

217. Declaration of Independence: Robert Morris.

215. Charles de Gaulle. Vintage ink signature, “C. de Gaulle,” on an off-white 4 x 1.5 trimmed card, dated “11/10/59,” in a collector’s hand. In fine condition, with mounting remnants to reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Partly-printed DS, signed “Robt. Morris,” one page, 9.5 x 4, Philadelphia, June 5, 1786. Bill of exchange drawn on John Rucker. In part: “At ninety days sight pay this third of Exchange (first, second and fourth not paid) to Mr. William Bell or order One Hundred and Fifty Pounds Sterling value received.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and moderate to heavy ink erosion to signature and other bits of text. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

216. Jean Louis de Lolme. Political theorist and constitutional expert (1741–1804). ALS signed “J. L. De Lolme,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 12, June 27, 1789. In part: “In the beginning of the last month of January, I was about to print and publish some observations written by me on the ‘National Embarrassment.’ I could not at that time conveniently spare the money…neither did I choose to give the pamphlet away to a bookseller…The nature of the public business induced me to judge that it might not be unworthy of persons of the Royal family to invite information from all quarters…I did not apply to any person belonging to the Household of the Prince of Wales, because I thought his Royal Highness was so much engaged and beset by different persons that there was but a difficult chance of my application reaching him…As you have not seen perhaps the pamphlet I am alluding to I take the liberty to enclose a copy. I cannot attempt to prevail upon the above two gentlemen to do me justice otherwise than by using compulsive methods, namely the news papers, or putting them to their oath by me and of a bill in a court of equity; how can I do that without involving his R. Highness?” In very good condition, with small separations along intersecting mailing folds, reinforcement along hinge, uniform toning, and show-through from writing on reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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218. Declaration of Independence: Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

Manuscript DS, signed “Charles Carroll of Carrollton,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 11.25 x 16, May 2, 1817. Lengthy indenture in which Carroll of Carrollton sells for £3325 and Christopher Johnson and Richard Caton sell for five shillings “a tract or Parcel of land lying and being in Frederick County… called ‘Stevenson’s Garden’…To Have and to Hold the said Tract of parcel of Land unto the said Francis Hollingsworth and Ann Willis their heirs and assigns forever.” Signed on the last page by Carroll and also signed by three witnesses. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a couple of small fold repairs, and scattered staining, with a slightly heavier spot over portion of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Signer and early Bill of Rights advocate 219. Declaration of Independence: Richard Henry Lee. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia

(1732–1794). Lee served as President of the Continental Congress, yet opposed the Constitution because it lacked a bill of rights. He served in the Senate and resigned after the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution. Signed book: Prose on Several Occasions by George Colman. London: Printed for T. Cadel, in the Strand, 1787. Hardcover, 4.75 x 7.5, 318 pages. Signed on the front pastedown in black ink, “Richard Henry Lee.” Autographic condition: slight feathering to ink and previous owner’s presentation inscription below signature, otherwise fine condition. Book condition: G+/None, in VG+ slipcase. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

220. Diana. ALS, one page both sides, 6.25 x 4, Kensington Palace letterhead, May 28, 1992. Short letter to Fay Appleby. In full: “A little ‘something’ for you which comes with lots of love from me & the boys! We miss you a great deal & think about you a lot.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope, addressed by Diana, “Fay.” Fay Appleby traveled the world with Diana for six years, and after was secretly supported by Diana during a lengthy battle with cancer, which would ultimately take her life in 2002. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce 1983 Christmas card

221. Diana and Charles. Christmas card from 1983, 5.25 x

7.25 folded, opens to 10.5 x 7.25, embossed in gold on the outside with Prince of Wales’ feathers and Garter motto, as well as the Spencer family arms. Inside, the card bears an affixed charming satin-finish 4 x 5.5 color casual family photograph of baby William sitting on Diana’s lap on a swing as Charles looks on. Printed opposite the photograph is the sentiment, “With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.” Charles has signed at the bottom “from Charles and,” with Diana adding, “Diana.” In very good condition, with spotting to photo, wear along the hinge, dings to corner tips, scattered light toning, and some dampstaining along bottom edge of back. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“A small, festive lubricant to wish you a very happy Xmas” 222. Diana and Charles. Handwritten gift tag, 4.75 x 3.5,

featuring the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Garter motto at the top, signed and inscribed in black ink by Charles, “Harold—A small, festive lubricant to wish you a very happy Xmas—from Charles and,” with the princess adding, “Diana.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Dreyfus collecting stamps for his grandchildren 223. Alfred Dreyfus. ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.25 x 3.5, December 1, 1924. Letter to an unidentified recipient. In full (translated): “ thank you kindly to have been willing to send me your brother’s book about ‘Sa Vie’ [‘His Life’] that I will read with as much interest as I have read his remarkable book about his embassy in Constantinople. Herewith is a letter that I am asking if you would please give to your brother. I am taking this opportunity to appeal upon your kindness. I am collecting stamps for my grandchildren. If by chance you come across interesting stamps, I would be very grateful if you would send them to me.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“It is well to remember that Men are more than Sheep—black or white” 224. Frederick Douglass. ALS, one page,

lightly-lined, 5.25 x 8, 1866. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “You have indeed, been fortunate if until now you have never had ‘a black sheep in your family.’ It is well to remember that Men are more than Sheep— black or white. A hint to the wise.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning and spotting, and a thin mounting strip along left edge, otherwise fine condition. A wonderful representation of Douglass’s famous writing style, taking the recipient to task. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

226. Jean-Baptiste Dumas. French

chemist (1800–1884) best known for his work in determining atomic and molecular weights. ALS in French, signed “J. Dumas,” one page, 5.25 x 8, no date. Untranslated letter to an unidentified gentleman. Central horizontal and vertical folds, light purple pencil notations to top and bottom, small ink spot to signature, and some light toning, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

227. Thomas Edison. Vintage

matte-finish 4 x 6.75 portrait of the great inventor, signed in the lower border in black ink with his classic ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos. A. Edison.” Affixed to a larger offwhite card. In fine condition, with significantly trimmed edges. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Please place my name in the list of probable lecturers” 225. Frederick Douglass. ALS,

one page, lightlylined, 5 x 7.75, June 8, 1869. Letter, written from Rochester, to C. S. Carter. In full: “I am obliged by your favor of the 4th instant, I have not yet fully determined upon a Western Tour the approaching Lecturing Season. You may if you please place my name in the list of probable lecturers and leave the announcement of my Subject or Subjects, to a future time.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered toning to edges, some from adhesive remnants along top edge of reverse, slight paper loss to lower left edge, and show-through from two unrelated clipped signatures affixed to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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228. Thomas Edison. Bold

pencil ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos A. Edison,” on an off-white card. Matted and framed with an unsigned FDC honoring Edison’s 100th birthday to an overall size of 10.75 x 8.75. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


The famous ‘umbrella’ signature on a fine TLS

229. Thomas Edison. TLS signed “Thos. A. Edison,” one page, 7 x 7.25, Thomas A. Edison Laboratory letterhead, February 17, 1927. Letter to Dr. S. W. Stratton of MIT. In full: “The birthday I have just passed was a notable and pleasant one, and your message of congratulation and good-will gives me the opportunity to greet you and thank you for your kind remembrance.” Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of his last name) and a trimmed bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. Edison had just turned 80 on February 11. Samuel Wesley Stratton (1861–1931) was a physicist and educator who served as the president of MIT during the 1920s; he was a very close friend of Edison’s and passed away on October 18, 1931, while dictating a tribute to Edison, who had died earlier in the day. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

230. Thomas Edison. Vintage glossy 9 x 7 photo of Edison seated in the chemistry lab of his West Orange Laboratory, with his secretary William Meadowcroft and four other gentleman standing behind Edison, with one man holding a framed display of what appears to be a small tribute to Edison; affixed to a 12 x 10 mount, which is signed in black ink with his instantly-recognizable ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos. A. Edison.” Photo is uniquely matted and in a wooden shadow box frame with a working vintage-style light bulb, which works via a plug, to an overall size of 19.5 x 16 x 5.5. In fine condition, with lightly trimmed edges to photo, some scattered light silvering, and a small tear to top of the mount. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Lecture ticket from the immensely influential scientist 231. Michael Faraday. British physicist and chemist (1791–1867) best known for his development of the first dynamo and the discovery of electromagnetic induction; he was appointed as the Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution in 1825, a lifetime position. Ticket for a lecture at the Royal Institution on March 27, 1857, 4.5 x 3, signed in black ink by Faraday, “M. Faraday.” In fine condition, with a couple insignificant tack holes to corners and a few surface marks. Though the subject for this particular lecture is unknown, Faraday was a charismatic and engaging lecturer, and he initiated the immensely popular ‘Christmas Lecture’ series, which was designed to excite the general population about science with impressive demonstrations and understandable instruction—a tradition that continues to this day. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Amazing and historically significant Fairfax family ledger involving the slave trade—intimately associated with George Washington and his unrequited love 232. William Fairfax. Impor-

tant manuscript ledger labeled “Book B” on the front cover, 6.25 x 15.75, containing 90 pages of financial records kept alternately by William Fairfax and his son, George William Fairfax. The first section, dated between 1742 and 1748, contains lists of cargo and imports maintained by William Fairfax, and is signed by him eleven times, “W: Fairfax.” The second portion, dated between 1763 and 1772, consists of detailed and descriptive lists of purchases kept George William Fairfax, and is frequently clerically initialed “GWFx” and “SFx,” signifying approval of George and Sally Fairfax. Most of the first section describes imports from Barbados, including rum, sugar, cocoa, and “a Negro Man called Sampick,” among numerous other mentions of slaves. Some of the interesting purchases listed in the second section include “an Indian pearl necklace,” “3 doz. fine French gun flints,” a “political register,” silverware from London silversmith Stafford Briscoe, “1 fine black Beaver hatt,” and “1 best Hogskin Hunting saddle.” Individual pages in fine condition; ledger itself in poor condition with covers separated and pages unbound and detached, with most gatherings intact. In addition to what it reveals about trade in 18th century Virginia, this ledger offers tremendous insight into into the life and lineage of the Fairfax family—as well as its storied connection to George Washington. The most direct reference to Washington comes in an entry of September 10, 1744, by William Fairfax: “Mr. Aug’n Washington for Cooper, £2.” Augustine [Jr.] was George Washington’s half-brother who was originally set to inherit Mount Vernon, but opted for a property at Popes Creek instead. It is also most probable that another entry of 1744 pertains to a slavery transaction with George Washington’s other half-brother, Lawrence Washington. Under the heading “Cargo, Negro Acc’t,” is a list of slaves brought from Barbados, including “2 Boys” and “2 Girls” for “Maj. Washington”—Lawrence Washington, who was married to Fairfax’s daughter Anne, was a slaveholder and soldier who had been appointed adjutant, at the rank of major, in the spring of 1743. A third especially notable entry dated 1746 comes under the heading, “Acco’t Curr’t on Rum and Sugar,” and reads, “Col. Wilson Cary Nav’l off’r the duty of the Rum being 5223 Gall’s, £59.16.11.” This entry foreshadows the most important relationship associated with this ledger—Cary’s daughter was Sally Cary, who would marry Fairfax’s son, George William Fairfax, two years later. Though the fathers of this future couple were doing business in 1746, their children would not meet the until a year later at the Governor’s Ball in Williamsburg. After William Fairfax’s section ends, the ledger is picked up years later by George William Fairfax, this time with “shop record” entries rather than logs of imports and exports. George William Fairfax and George Washington were close friends, with historians sometimes describing Fairfax, who was three years older, as a mentor to Washington during his early adolescence. However, Washington’s infatuation with Sally Cary Fairfax, George William’s wife, is what is remembered today—Washington’s letters famously suggest that he fell deeply in love with her prior to his marriage to Martha Dandridge Custis in 1759. Nonetheless, George William and Sally Fairfax remained friendly with the Washingtons throughout their lives and were frequent visitors to Mount Vernon. RR Auction COA…(MB $500)

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Extraordinary association between nuclear physicists Fermi and Bruno 233. Enrico Fermi. Physicist (1901–1954) who became the first to split the atom and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 for his developments in harnessing nuclear power. TLS in Italian, one page, 8.25 x 11.5, June 4, 1937. Untranslated letter concerning an award nomination for a member of the S.I.P.S. [The Italian Society for the Advancement of Science], Bruno Rossi, who later went on to become a prominent figure in the Manhattan Project. Signed at the conclusion by Luigi Lombardi, Enrico Fermi, and Antonio Carrelli. Overall toning and creasing and a couple small tears to upper edge, otherwise fine condition. In addition to Fermi, Lombardi and Carrelli were also scientists, and the content regarding an award for a fellow extremely influential physicist make this an excellent association piece. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

235. James Fisk, Jr. Colorful

American financier (1834–1872) who made his fortune on army contracts during the Civil War. He was shot and killed after becoming involved in a scandalous romantic triangle. Ink signature, “James Fisk, Jr.,” on an off-white 2.5 x 1 slip affixed to a slightly larger card. In fine condition, with moderate spreading to portions of ink in signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

236. Henry Flagler. Partly-printed DS, signed “Chas Foster by H. M. Flagler,” one page, 3.75 x 7.5, May 24, 1882. Receipt for 1000 shares of an unidentified stock transferred to Flagler. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fine condition, with a vertical fold along left edge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extraordinarily scarce letter from Georgia’s Constitution signer

Exceptional portrait of the discoverer of penicillin in his laboratory

234. William Few. American politician and a Founding Father of the United States (1748-1828). Few represented the state of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention. Rare ALS, signed “W. Few,” one page, 5.25 x 8, no date [circa 1795]. Letter to S. Jones, Esq. Few writes: “Mr Newsom will deliver you a paper purporting that I had recd. a certificate of him in consideration of sundry accounts between us—and as Mr. Newsom professes himself unacquainted with settling of accounts informs me that he will get you to settle the business for him which is perfectly agreeable to me and will take it as a favor if you will give me a call for that purpose some time hence or otherwise I will endeavor to call on you with the papers.” On the reverse of the letter John Newsom, son of Solomon Newsom, has written and signed an accounting of payments made by William Few to Newsom’s father. Scattered toning and foxing, show-through from writing on reverse, mounting remnants to reverse of second page, and a bit of light edge wear, otherwise very good condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

237. Alexander Fleming. Scottish bacteriologist (1881–1955) who shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his role in the discovery and isolation of penicillin. Outstanding vintage glossy 8 x 6.5 photo of Fleming seated near a microscope in his lab, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To my friend Dr. F. Carreras, with great pleasure, Alexander Fleming, 1/6/48.” Scattered surface creases and scuffs, and trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 63


238. Otto Frank.

Father (1889–1980) of Jewish World War II diarist Anne Frank, and the only member of his family to survive the concentration camps. ALS, on a 5.5 x 4 deckle-edge photo postcard of the Anne Frank house, June 18, 1964. Letter to Harry de Metropolis. In part: “Thank you for sending me your poem Lament for Anne Frank so beautifully printed. One copy I’ll give to Amsterdam to be kept there forever.” A uniform shade of mild toning, scattered creases, with a moderate central horizontal crease, and an ink notation at bottom, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

239. Joseph Galloway. Friend

of Benjamin Franklin and delegate to the First Continental Congress who later became a Loyalist and returned to Britain (1731–1803). Manuscript DS, signed “Jos. Galloway,” one page, 10.75 x 7.25, July 27, 1761. Legal document. In part: “Upon the whole, the difference between these cases and that under consideration is shortly: 1. In Kerry and Derrick, there are express words that show the devisors intent…2. In Mandy and Mandy there are words still more strong to prove his design to dispose of all his worldly estate…3. In Mandy & Mandy the heir was expressly disinherited.” Beautifully housed in an archival hardcover folder with slipcase. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Billy the Kid’s killer writes from El Paso 241. Pat Garrett.

New Mexico lawman (1850–1908) who killed his former gambling partner, the fabled outlaw Billy the Kid, in 1881. In 1901 he was appointed customs collector in El Paso, Texas, where he served for five years before retiring. Garrett was fatally ambushed near Las Cruces; his suspected murderer, Jim ‘Deacon’ Miller, was never brought to justice. ALS signed “P. F. Garrett,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, Office of the Collector of Customs, Port of El Paso letterhead, January 12, 1902. Letter to his wife. In part: “I ship to Las Cruces 500# of corn to night pay the freight unit, and tell Poe to send most of it to the Ranch first opportunity. I am yet well enough to start on the trip I spoke of yet, expect to go on Friday will be gone about a week.” In fine condition, with a few unobtrusive brushes to ink. An especially interesting letter with Garrett’s mentions of his ranch and Las Cruces. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

240. Giuseppe Garibaldi. Italian patriot and soldier

(1807–1882) best known for leading the attack of the ‘Red Shirts’ on Sicily in 1860. Original 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite full-length portrait of Garibaldi using a cane, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ink, “Alla sign’a Maria Gaspari, G. Garibaldio.” Published by Cesare Bernieri of Torino. Central horizontal crease, otherwise fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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242. J. Paul Getty. Early partly-printed DS, one page, 11 x 8.5, July 15, 1922. Stock certificate for 1000 shares of the Oklahoma Oil Corporation issued to G. W. Woolley, signed at the conclusion by Getty as president of the company. Cancellation marks over the main text and Getty’s signature, otherwise fine condition; the certificate itself is extremely crisp and clean. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


A highly desirable signature on the calling card of his Fort Sill captor 243. Geronimo. Chiricahua Apache (1829–1909) who attained the status of legend for his steadfast defense of Native American lands before surrendering in 1886. After years of imprisonment, Geronimo became a celebrity, appearing at such venues as the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis and in Theodore Roosevelt’s 1905 inaugural parade. Scarce and bold ink signature, “Geronimo,” on the reverse of an off-white 3.25 x 1.75 calling card of George A. Purington of the 8th US Cavalry. A stray ink spot between the first two letters and a trivial brush to the “i,” otherwise fine, clean condition. Purington was the officer in charge at Fort Sill, where Geronimo and other Chiricahua Apache were held as prisoners of war beginning in 1894. In 1904, Geronimo became acquainted with S. M. Barrett, who expressed interest in helping him publish the story of his life—Geronimo reluctantly agreed, provided that he was paid and the officers at Fort Sill did not object. Barrett contacted Purington for permission, who refused and said that the ‘old Apache deserved to be hanged rather than spoiled by so much attention from civilians.’ Going over Purington’s head, Barrett then asked permission from President Theodore Roosevelt, who ordered Purington to stand down and allow the publication to proceed. The resultant work, entitled Geronimo’s Story of His Life, was published in 1906. Geronimo’s signature is extremely scarce on its own, and the association with his life’s story adds makes this a particularly interesting example.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

A Constitution signer changes a Barr iron order to pig iron 244. Nathaniel Gorham. Eighth President of the Continental Congress

under the Articles of Confederation, a post he held in 1786. ALS, one page, 7.75 x 8.5, November 5, 1772. Letter to merchants John Reynell and his nephew Samuel Coates. In full, “Pr Capt Hinckley I wrote you desiring you to ship me 2 Tons Barr Iron which I take this opportunity to desire you to alter & in the room of it to send six Tons pig Iron & if you cannot get pig Iron then to send the Barr Iron as afore mentiond. I remain Gentlemen your most Honorable Servant.” Reverse bears an address panel in Gorham’s hand, “Messrs Reynell & Coates, Mercht in, Philadelphia.” Several partial separations along intersecting mailing folds, with a couple affecting single letters of signature, tape repairs to other separations on reverse, and an area of paper loss to lower left from wax seal, otherwise very good condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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245. Jay Gould. Historic DS, 24 pages, 8.5 x 11, December 15, 1885.

A first mortgage bond to fund construction of the Memphis Branch of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway Company. The Railway Company, in part, “has determined to build a branch of its road on the most eligible route to be determined by survey, extending from or near the town of Bald Knob, in White County, Arkansas, or such other point on the main line of its railway in said County, as the directors or Executive Committee of said company may select or approve, eastwardly through White, Woodruff, Cross and Crittenden or other Counties, in the State of Arkansas, to Hopefield or West Memphis, on the west bank of the Mississippi River, opposite Memphis, Tennessee, or to such other point in Crittenden County as the said Railway Company may select or approve, which said branch is hereinafter called the Memphis Branch.” Signed on page 20 by Gould as the company’s president, and also countersigned by Louis Fitzgerald as president of the Mercantile Trust Company and two witnesses. A signed statement of Notary Public W. W. Norton is on pages 21–22, followed on pages 22–24 by four manuscript statements and embossed seals of the clerks of White, Woodruff, Cross, and Crittenden counties, Arkansas. In fine condition, with scattered light soiling and creases to covers, and a mild central vertical crease to all pages. With an unsavory reputation for business, Gould was known to utilize every underhanded trick available, including bribery, to get his way. By the early 1880s, his empire comprised nearly 16,000 miles of track. This multi-page document represents one of Gould’s ‘above board’ efforts to build his transportation empire. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Hancock appointment issued shortly after his surprise resignation 246. John Hancock. Partly-printed DS, one page, 11 x 17,

February 11, 1785. Hancock appoints James Endicott of Stoughton “to be one of the Justices to keep the Peace in the County of Suffolk.” Signed at the bottom by Hancock and countersigned by secretary John Avery. Document has been professionally backed and is in very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single stroke of signature, show-through from docketing on reverse, repaired paper loss along top edge, and scattered toning, including over signature. The paper seal is toned and worn, but intact. Despite the flaws, Hancock’s signature remains quite bold and, of course, instantly recognizable. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The governor issues a pay order for an abatement of a fine 247. John Hancock. Partly-printed DS one page, 6.5 x 8, October 29, 1783. Hancock issues a pay order to the town of Halifax for “Forty two pounds nine shillings & three pence in full for the Abatement of a Fine… allowed for raising two Men for which they were fined.” Signed at the conclusion by Hancock and countersigned by Treasurer Thomas Ivers as well as Secretary John Avery. Document is affixed to an identical size sheet. Possibly slightly trimmed and in very good condition, with intersecting folds, and scattered light toning and soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Heidegger’s personal notes for a workshop

248. William Randolph Hearst. TLS signed “W. R. Hearst,” one

page, 8.5 x 11, Los Angeles Examiner letterhead, March 1, 1939. Letter to David Warren Ryder. In full: “Many thanks for your complimentary letter. Your kind commendation and friendly interest are highly appreciated.” The reverse of the page bears a printed pictorial comparison of the populations of California, Great Britain, and Italy. A carbon of Ryder’s letter is stapled to Hearst’s, in which he commends Hearst, “in the strongest terms for your speech of Saturday night, which was a most timely, courageous and unanswerable statement of what America’s foreign policy should be.” In fine condition, a bit of light staining along bottom edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

249. Martin Heidegger. Important German philosopher (1889–

1976) whose Being and Time was a fundamental text in the development of existentialism. Untranslated handwritten notes in German, seven pages, ranging in size from 2.75 x 4.25 to 5.75 x 8.25, containing his various thoughts, notes, and excerpts for a workshop conversation. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Prominently signed 1825 Tennessee land grant

250. Werner Heisenberg.

German theoretical physicist (1901–1976) awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in physics for the creation of quantum mechanics. Scarce glossy 4 x 5.75 headand-shoulders photo affixed to a 5.25 x 7.5 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

“I feel that we physicists have it much easier in some ways” 251. Werner Heisenberg.

TLS in German, signed “W. Heisenberg,” one page, 8.25 x 11.5, Max Planck Institute letterhead, October 18, 1966. Letter to German architect Wolf Drevermann. In full (translated): “Thank you very much for your letter and for your instructive essay on cities, rates, and fees; it addresses an actual problem which is, especially in Munich, quite harassing. The city planners and the City Council have a very difficult task to fulfill, and an even greater responsibility to bear, and I feel that we physicists have it much easier in some ways.” In fine condition, with two unobtrusive punch holes to left border. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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252. Sam Houston. Manuscript DS, one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.25, November 9, 1825. Houston signs a grant in “pursuance of an act of the General Assembly, of the State of Tennessee, passed on the 5th day of October 1824…‘an act for the encouragement of iron works’…unto Mark Reeves and Sons, they being owners of iron works…a certain tract of parcel of land, containing Six hundred and forty acres, lying in the county of Carter…designated and according to Law, for the use of iron works.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Houston and countersigned by a secretary, Daniel Graham. Paper seal affixed to the upper left remains crisp and fully intact. In very good condition, with repaired partial separations to both horizontal storage folds (toned tape visible on the front). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Issued for “protection of the frontier” 253. Sam Houston. Part-

ly-printed DS, one page, 8.5 x 3.75, December 22, 1860. Treasury warrant for $92.29 issued to Joseph A. Stanley for “protection of the frontier this amount being for services as Private in Capt. Conner’s Company.” Signed on the reverse by Houston as governor and countersigned by Comptroller Clement R. Johns. In very good condition, with two large cancellation marks passing through the signature and tears to the left edge and lower left (not affecting the signature). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Remarkable archive of life insurance documents for the policy that stood uncertain during his seven-year disappearance: “Will you please attempt to develop from this policy file a rough estimate of our liability in the event that Hoffa becomes a death claim” 254. Jimmy Hoffa. Historic archive of documents related to Hoffa’s life insurance policy through US Life, three signed by Hoffa, consisting of approximately 70 pages dated between 1955 and 1983, from Hoffa’s initial application to the insurance company’s payout to his son. Contents are loosely bound with metal clips in a 9.25 x 11.75 manila folder. In overall fine condition, with expected document wear. First document is part of Hoffa’s application, signed “James R. Hoffa,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 11.25, July 18, 1955. Document lists Hoffa’s occupation as “Labor Union Work,” and includes a detailed medical history report signed by his doctor. Second continues his application, signed “James R. Hoffa,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, July 30, 1955. Document lists Hoffa’s occupation as “Union Official…Executive,” with “Teamsters” as his employer, and requests a “Preferred Whole Life” policy in the amount of $50,000, with “Premium Waiver” and “Accidental Death” coverage requested. Third is a modification to his policy changing his beneficiary, signed “James R. Hoffa,” one page, 8.5 x 11, March 3, 1967. Document names his son, James P. Hoffa, as the beneficiary of the policy. Includes a copy of the modified policy. The balance of the archive consists of internal memos and documents, and letters from James P. Hoffa and lawyers following the disappearance of his father. Among these is a typed memo from three months after Hoffa’s disappearance, one page, 8.5 x 11, November 4, 1975, in part: “Will you please attempt to develop from this policy file a rough estimate of our liability in the event that Hoffa becomes a death claim which is to be paid by United States Life…I’d like to have an idea of just what our exposure is.” A later internal document, dated September 24, 1982, lists “Cause of Death: Unknown,” and “Circumstances, if relevant: Teamster leader— missing for 7 years.” Following this is a copy of the State of Michigan Probate Court’s “Order of Presumption of Death,” declaring Hoffa dead as of July 30, 1982, after having been missing for seven years. The final document is a carbon copy of Treasury Department Form 712, detailing the final payment of $50,687 to his son. Released from prison after serving five years of his 13-year sentence for jury tampering, attempted bribery, and fraud, Jimmy Hoffa remained subject to a non-participation clause that restricted him from joining in union activities until March 1980 (which would have been the end of his prison term, had he served his full sentence). While appealing this condition of his release, he began efforts to regain control of the union from Frank Fitzsimmons, who held equal support from the US government and underground mob leaders; Hoffa’s insistence on reinstating himself in the union made him unpopular on both sides. Scheduled to testify before a Senate committee regarding intelligence activities around the time of the Kennedy assassination (which his mob connections were rumored to have a hand in), Hoffa mysteriously disappeared on July 30, 1975, never to be heard from again. With countless enemies and numerous plausible motives to dispose of him, the case was never solved. Though his body was never found, Hoffa was officially declared dead in July of 1982, on the seventh anniversary of his disappearance. His life insurance policy, thoroughly documented in this archive, was paid in full to his son, James P. Hoffa, who went on to follow in his father’s footsteps, becoming president of the Teamsters’ Union in 1999. An incredibly rare set of documents holding three signatures of the infamous disappeared union leader. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) | 69


Seeking patronage for the son of “an original Jackson man,” Houston exclaims, “I hope to write you a letter, about our affairs in Texas!” 255. Sam Houston. ALS, one page both sides, 7.75 x

9.75, Cedar Point, Texas, July 29, 1841. Letter to “Venerated General” Andrew Jackson. In full: “Permit me to introduce to you my young friend W. Kosciusko Morgan, the son of my friend and neighbour Col. Jas. Morgan who is proprietor of New Washington. W. M. is a young man of education and intelligence. He sustains a character of unimpeachable morality & honor—Your attention to him, will be invaluable, in the estimation of friends and family in Texas. The Father of W. M. was ‘an original Jackson man,’ in N. Carolina and has remained so in Texas. W. M. has accompanied his grandmother, Mrs. Gordon to Williamson County to her son in law Doct. O’Bryan’s where she will probably remain. Mrs. Hamton joins me in prayers; and wishes, for your long life, and happiness. In a few days; I hope to write you a letter, about our affairs in Texas!” Includes the original transmittal panel, addressed by Houston to “Gen’l Andrew Jackson, Hermitage, Tennessee.” Both sheets are archivally laminated. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (small holes at intersections, one affecting first letter of signature), and irregular overall toning not affecting readability. This is a letter of remarkable associations—Houston’s career in politics was tightly intertwined with Jackson’s, and Colonel James Morgan played a pivotal role in the legend of the Texas Revolution. After serving under Jackson during the War of 1812, Houston became his political protégé, quickly moving up the ranks in Tennessee politics. In 1832, Houston was involved in a controversial trial after beating anti-Jacksonian congressman William Stanbery with a cane, and shortly thereafter moved to Mexican Texas—some believe at the behest of President Jackson in order to facilitate annexation of the territory. Houston was appointed to command the army as the Texas Revolution began, ultimately leading his forces to decisive victory over General Santa Anna and the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto. That Houston is vouching for the son of James Morgan in this letter may be its most fascinating element. According to legend, Morgan’s one-time indentured servant, Emily West (sometimes called Emily Morgan), had been abducted by Santa Anna and the two were romantically engaged in his tent at the time of Houston’s attack—leaving Santa Anna distracted and entirely unprepared for battle. Taken by surprise, Santa Anna and his troops were defeated by Houston’s army in a mere 18 minutes. An outstanding and historically significant letter that connects some of the most important events of the mid-19th century.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Crew-signed flown postal cover and flown flag from the historic 1938 round-the-world flight 256. Howard Hughes. Scarce commemorative airmail postal cover, 9.5 x 4, carried by Hughes on his triumphant 1938 around-the-world flight. The cover, issued in conjunction with the 1939 New York World’s Fair, bears several postage stamps, postmarks, and rubber stamps indicating the primary stops on the record-setting journey: Paris, Moscow, Omsk, Yakutsk, Fairbanks, Minneapolis, and the final destination, New York City. Signed in the lower right corner by Howard Hughes, and crew members Harry Connor, Tommy Thurlow, Dick Stoddard, Edward Lund, and operations manager Al Lodwick; and a flown printed fabric American flag, 12 x 8, carried on the flight. Both are matted and framed to an overall size of 19.5 x 24. Accompanied by a color copy of a mailing envelope addressed to Hughes Aircraft from Annin and Co., manufacturers of flags and banners, with notations in an unknown hand reading, “Hughes. Flags AM carried & Hughes on round the world flight.” In fine condition. In 1938, Hughes set a new around-the-world record of 3 days, 19 hours and 8 minutes. The flight took off on July 10 from an airfield on Long Island, New York, in a specially designed Lockheed 14N ‘Super Electra’ aircraft with a range of nearly 5,000 miles, making stops in the aforementioned cities. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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257. John Jay. American statesman (1745–1829) who served variously as President of the Continental Congress, diplomat, and, from 1789 to 1795, first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Partially printed DS, one page, 16.25 x 10.25, May 8, 1798. A military appointment for Jesse Woodward as ensign in the Regiment of Militia in Washington County, New York. The embossed paper seal remains intact at upper left. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting storage folds, a few small spots, and small holes at intersections of folds. The white seal is intact and only slightly worn. The signature is bold and unaffected by any faults. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Enormous collection of letters from the Holy Roman Emperor 258. Joseph II. Holy Roman Emperor (1741–1790) from 1765 until his death, and ruler of the Habsburg lands. Exceptional collection of 42 untranslated LSs in German, signed “Joseph,” most one page, 7.25 x 9, dated between 1766 and 1789. Official correspondence primarily written to Ludwig Count Zinzendorf and his brother Charles, also including some letters to Count Khevenhüller and Count Kressel. In overall fine condition. Ludwig von Zinzendorf was president of the Aulic Chamber of Accounts beginning in 1762; his brother Charles became counsellor there in 1770 before being made president of the New Aulic Chamber of Accounts by Joseph II in 1782. Charles is of special interest to scholarship for his lifelong diaries, which comprise 76 volumes. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

259. Robert F. Kennedy.

Classy vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Kennedy wearing a bow tie, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ink, “To Tony, With the appreciation of his friend, Bob, Nov. 1964.” In very good condition, with light rippling and dampstaining along bottom edge (the worst of which could be easily matted out), light creasing to upper right corner, a small couple areas of surface loss to the white lower border, and slight brushing to the inscription. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

260. Robert F. Kennedy. TLS signed “Bob

Kennedy,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, December 3, 1964. Letter to Bernard Baruch. In full: “I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated your letter. It was very thoughtful of you and I am grateful for your good wishes.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Four years after the Missile Crisis, Kennedy praises “the great contributions which refugees from the Castro dictatorship have made and are making in the United States” 261. Robert F. Kennedy. Important printed

press release, four pages, 8.5 x 14, dated April 13, 1966. Release is titled “Testimony of Senator Robert F. Kennedy Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Refugees and Escapees.” Release reads, in part: “I am glad to have the opportunity to…discuss the operation and effect of the Cuban refugee program in the New York City area….You have drawn public attention to a…pattern of cooperation among government and private agencies at all levels…in helping Cuban refugees become a part of the pattern of daily life in this country. You have told… of the great contributions which refugees from the Castro dictatorship have made and are making in the United States. You are drawing attention to the action that is needed to complete the task of giving the Cuban exiles a full place in American society.” Signed at the bottom of the first page in blue ballpoint by Kennedy, with 13 words added to the release in Kennedy’s hand, as well as multiple cross-outs. In fine condition, with a staple to top left corner. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Attorney General Robert Kennedy proved himself to be a gifted politician, serving as his brother’s main confidante and a key figure in the negotiations that brought the crisis to a peaceful close. His performance in this tough situation formed the cornerstone of much of his political reputation in the following years, and he maintained his strong resistance to the Soviet bloc while demonstrating a commitment to the welfare of the Cuban people. As tens of thousands of Cubans immigrated to the US to escape the Communist regime, Kennedy helped pass legislation to provide aid to the growing population: in November of 1966, the Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act was passed, providing more than $1.3 billion of direct financial assistance, along with public assistance, Medicare, and free English classes, among other benefits. An incredible piece relating to one of the senator’s defining issues. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Two weeks before entering the presidential race, Bobby writes to JFK’s close confidant 262. Robert F. Kennedy. ALS signed “Bobby,” one page, 6 x 8,

United States Senate letterhead, no date, but postmarked February 27, 1968. Letter to Dave Powers in Boston. In full: “Many thanks for coming to Washington and being such a good sport. I was looking forward to your position on the program with great anticipation. I think 15 minutes of your talking to some of the athletic figures would have been marvelous—I am sorry that part did not work out—But you were great as always.” In fine condition, with a rusty paperclip mark to top edge. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Also included is an acrylic memento, 2.5 x 2.5 lettered, “Junior Village Telethon February 17, 1968, Bobby and Ethel,” given by them to Dave Powers, and three original candid snapshots of Kennedy campaigning in Seattle, Washington. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I don’t want to be in Washington when you are no longer Secretary of Defense or something even higher” 263. Robert F. Kennedy. ALS signed “Bob,”

one page both sides, 5 x 3.5, black-bordered Attorney General letterhead, March 13, 1964. Letter to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. In full, “My thanks for your call but especially for thinking about me. I just want you to know that I don’t want to be in Washington when you are no longer Secretary of Defense or something even higher than that. You are the one that makes the difference for all of us.” The date of the letter has been added in McNamara’s hand. In fine condition. Originates from the estate of Robert S. McNamara. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

264. Robert F. Kennedy. TLS, one page, 6 x 9, United States Senate letterhead, April 18, 1967. Letter to a woman looking for a previous letter. In part: “I am afraid that all my files for the 1964 campaign have been placed in storage and it would be extremely difficult to locate that particular letter at this time.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“The Victura sails well in gentle breezes…it meant so much to the President and Bob to have you there” 265. Ted Kennedy. Scarce

ALS signed “Ted,” one page, 5.25 x 7, Kennedy’s Senate letterhead, December 1969. Letter to John Kennedy’s secretary of defense. In full: “The Victura sails well in gentle breezes and stormy seas and it meant so much to the President and Bob to have you there.” In fine condition. Letter originates from the Estate of Robert S. McNamara. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

266. Ted Kennedy. TLS signed “Ted,” one page, 6 x 8, United States Senate letterhead, December 15, 1964. Letter to Joseph KingsburySmith. In part: “Now that I am leaving the hospital, I thought I would write you again about the book of essays I am preparing about my father. As I mentioned in my previous letter [photocopy included], I am hopeful that those people who have been associated with him at various points in his life, such as yourself, might be able to put down some incidents and anecdotes which stand out in their minds. I am delighted you have indicated you would do so and look forward to receiving your essay. I have already received some wonderful contributions. I am taking the liberty of sending you a couple of them as illustrations. As you can see, the kind of incidents that are most helpful are not necessarily the most important or historic ones, but the kind which show his personal qualities.” In fine condition, with a small pencil notation near top. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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Appointment for the man who would become Napoleon’s most trusted physician 267. King George III. Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “George R,” one page, 13.25

x 9.25, August 23, 1799. King George appoints Archibald Arnott as a “surgeon in our Twentieth (or East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot.” Paper seal affixed to the left side remains fully intact. In very good condition, with three moderate vertical storage folds and overall foxing and soiling. Arnott became a notable British Army surgeon, today best remembered as Napoleon’s last physician on St. Helena, where he quickly became the emperor’s most trusted doctor. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

268. King George III. Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “George

R,” one page, 15.5 x 11.75, February 20, 1799. King George appoints William Kelly to be “Captain Lieutenant of a Company in our Royal Regiment of Artillery.” Signed in the upper left by George. Blue ribbon remains affixed to left side but paper seal is absent. Removably encapsulated in a Mylar sleeve. In very good condition, with heavy intersecting storage folds and moderate overall foxing and soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

270. King George IV.

269. King George III. LS in German, signed “George R,” one page both sides, 8 x 12, July 2, 1765. Untranslated letter written from the Palace at St. James, signed at the conclusion by the King. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, slightly trimmed bottom edge, and a mounting remnant along one edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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King of Great Britain and Ireland (1762–1830) from 1820 to his death. ALS signed “George R,” five pages on two sets of adjoining sheets, 7 x 9, no date. Letter to Lord Keith. In part: “I am extremely obliged to you my dear friend, for your kind letter, & the communication you made to me of your Interview with the Ministers; I foresaw the objection he sends…likely to part, & more so than Mr. Dundas…However I…desire you notwithstanding…To endeavor to see Mr. Dundas, & to conveye our concerns as possible, all these topics with him, as well as what I said to you upon other subjects. I know very well that they are always glad by way of liberating themselves.” Also included is the 8.75 x 7 full mailing panel, addressed in George’s hand. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, signature a bit cramped, and some paper loss and soiling to address panel. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


271. King George IV. ALS

signed “George R,” seven pages on two sets of adjoining sheets, 7 x 8.75, no date. Letter to Lord Keith. In part: “I might answer you in the same mode as it appears to me that Mr. Dundas has wished to adopt this writing a letter upon nothing, merely for the sake of conveying to me, that he is offended at the line of conduct I have adopted to him, as if it was not owing to that sniff impertinent & open breach offenth which so far from denying he appeared to glory in, to judge from the letter which he wrote me now almost two years back, which I showed you the other day, and of which no one can be so perfect a judge as you were present at the Interviews which took place between Mr. Dundas & myself, but I had…completely the drift of Mr. Dundas in his letter, which to strike the first blow…It occurs to me to come to the point as shortly as possible & to dismiss trifling circumstances for things of greater magnitude. The prospect of the mission you have been so good as to undertake, was not to keep open a heart, but to endeavor to heal one, if such was upon trial found to be the inclination of Mr. Dundas, & which I should think he in particular but like other ministers ought in every account to wish especially at such a serious moment as the present one is to them & to the whole nation pregnant with every merit of mischief, & ready to thrust over their heads. You were not to discuss merely the affairs of Ireland but many other topics with him; the affairs of Ireland merely as far as it was my wish to you there, for the sake of conciliating the minds of men in that country.” Accompanied by the original 8.75 x 7 mailing panel which retains its original red wax seal. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

272. King Kalakaua. King of

Hawaii (1836– 1891) who was elected to the vacant throne in 1874 by a legislature that had been convened for the purpose. Kalakaua almost single-handedly restored many of the nearly extinct cultural traditions of the Hawaiian people. Ink signature, “Kalakaua R,” on an off-white 3 x 1.75 card. In fine condition, with a subtle vertical surface impression. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

273. King Leopold II of Belgium. King of the Belgians who reigned from 1865–1909. ALS in French, signed “Leopold,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, December 8, 1879. Letter to “My dear General,” translated in full: “The aim of the letter you have forwarded me is to inform that we have been victims of a theft and to ask for money. If these people insist, I ask you to answer that the question can only be resolved in the tribunals. I do not subsidize the return into their native countries of people I do not know and that are not especially recommended to me. Strangers in need should seek help from their Embassies. Please be assured, my dear General of my friendship and affection.” A thin area of paper loss to lower left of final page, some scattered light creasing and soiling, and a tape remnant along reverse of hinge, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

274. King Louis XV. Inef-

fectual King of France from 1715 to 1774 who was dominated by his strong-willed and unscrupulous mistress, Madame de Pompadour. Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Paies, Louis,” one page, 9.25 x 13.5, May 1, 1759. Order to pay 300 livres to Benigne Potain, a yearly pension granted to her for a recent conversion to Catholicism. Signed at the conclusion by King Louis to the left of his canceled secretarial signature, and countersigned in the lower right by Phelippeaux. A cover sheet is affixed to the left border. In very good condition, with intersecting folds with some separations reinforced with tape on the reverse, some light foxing and soiling, and a pencil notation. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Exceedingly rare and beautifully signed financial document issued to Henry’s highly influential Treasurer of the Chamber 275. King Henry VIII. Very rare and desirable manuscript DS in Old English, signed “Henry R,” one page, 11 x 7.75, October 25. Document issued to John Heron lending fifteen hundred pounds to Richard Tresgin, Merchant of the City of London. In full: “Trusty and wellbeloved, we grete you well. We wolle and commande you for certeyne consideracions we [are] specially making that ye delyver unto Richard Tresgin of our Citie of London, merchant, or to his assignes fyftene hundred poundes of our next loone money that shall come to your hands for the term of foure yeres after the delyvrance taking of hym or his assignes sufficient surities to be bounde by obligacion for repayment of the said fyftene hundred poundes. And this warrant shalbe youre discharge at alle tymes. Given under oure signet at Oxford the xxv day of October.” Signed at the top in black ink by Henry. Archivally cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of the king to an overall size of 27.5 x 15. Two areas of paper loss to the upper blank edge have been expertly restored, a couple other small repairs, and light intersecting folds, otherwise fine condition. When Henry VII restored the Chamber in 1487 in an attempt to modernize the collection of royal income and keep England’s finances moving, the Treasurer became the most important financial figure in the kingdom. Selected personally by the king for his trustworthiness and keen financial acumen, Sir John Heron was appointed in 1492. He embraced the flexibility of the Chamber and, with no operating processes set in stone, helped create an institution that quickly and efficiently carried out audits and collections, more than quadrupling the revenue from royal estates within the year, while also reforming Henry’s household finances. Also serving as Supervisor of Customs in the Port of London, Clerk of the Profits of the Great Seal, and Clerk of the Jewel House, Heron continued as Treasurer of the Chamber under Henry VIII’s reign, working by his side on a day-to-day basis until Heron’s death in 1521. This is the first time in 30 years this document has come to market, making it a highly desirable piece. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Keynote speaker at a packed Connecticut event 276. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pro-

gram from an event held in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on March 13, 1966, 6 x 6, two pages, featuring a collage of images of King and the Nobel Peace Prize on the cover, signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “Martin Luther King.” In fine condition, with a bit of light toning and soiling to back cover. Accompanied by a Southern Christian Leadership Conference donations envelope, and an American Opinion postcard labelling King a Communist. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare architectural contract from the ‘Father of Modern Chemistry’ 277. Antoine Lavoisier. Extremely influential French chemist

(1743–1794) noted for his discovery of the role oxygen plays in combustion. Rare manuscript DS in French, signed “Lavoisier,” one page both sides, 9.5 x 13.25, July 11, 1781. Untranslated contract with architect Nicholas Samson Lenoir, including a detailed list of payments to be made and mutual obligations. In very good condition, with central horizontal fold with small edge separations, toning to edges, and scattered small tears and chipping to one edge. Just the second Lavoisier we have ever offered.RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

278. Robert Todd Lincoln. ALS signed

“Robert T. Lincoln,” six pages on two sets of adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Isham & Lincoln letterhead, April 1, 1874. Letter to Norman Munson discussing the maturity and division of the proceeds of promissory notes. In part: “In company with your brother I have met Mr. Marsh several times—but find it impossible to make a final statement today—I of course have to take the statements of C. S. M., Mr. McClure and Mr. Marsh as to the claims…and can only object myself to one item—that of Custodian fees under the Field & Leiter attachment—of those you should of course be charged with Court costs and the Sheriffs and Custodian fees.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Cabinet photo of the pioneering surgeon—the first we have offered 279. Joseph Lister. British surgeon (1827–1912) who pioneered the practice of sterile surgery, one of the most important medical advances of the day. Original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet bust portrait of Lister, signed and inscribed at the bottom of the image in black ink, “Joseph Lister, with best regards to his friend Dr. Fessler.” Published by G. Jerrard of London. In very good condition, with moderate overall toning to the image and some newspaper clippings affixed to reverse. Exceptionally rare in this format. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 77


Mentioning London’s school of medicine and Pasteur’s religious feud 280. Joseph Lister. ALS signed “Lister,” three pages

on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6, personal letterhead, October 16, 1901. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “The picture I shall duly present to the Jenner Institute. The ‘Histoire d’un savant par un ignorant’ I have, and will consign to the library of the Jenner Institute. Pasteur’s discourse I had seen but not Renan’s ‘réponse’ & I am glad to have both.” In fine condition. Lister’s letter contains a handful of fascinating references—his first comments refer to the Jenner Institute of Preventative Medicine, which changed its name to Lister Institute in 1903 to honor the pioneering surgeon. He goes on to mention the rivalry between chemist Louis Pasteur and philosopher Ernest Renan, who had engaged in a public feud on the subject of religion. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The French prince who voted to guillotine his cousin, the King, and was himself guillotined 281. Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orleans. The

father of future King of the French, Louis-Philippe, who actively supported the French Revolution but was guillotined during the Reign of Terror (1747–1793). LS in French, signed “L. Phil. d’Orleans,” one page, 6.25 x 8.75, July 6, 1770. To a Viscount, on his various activities. In fine condition, with a few unobtrusive creases. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I read with great interest your paper on Telepathy” 283. Guglielmo Marconi. TLS signed “G. Marconi,” one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, July 13, 1931. Letter to Admiral Mark Kerr. In part: “I read with great interest your paper on Telepathy, and regret that I have as yet no time to devote to it the study and consideration it deserves. When that happy time arrives—and alas, it is not yet in sight!—you will be sure to hear from me again.” Central vertical and horizontal folds (vertical fold passing through first letter of signature), light toning, and a few pencil notations, otherwise fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely rare letter of an important early French writer 282. Margaret of Valois. Sister of King Francis I of France (1492-1549), also known as Margue-

rite of Navarre, she was a major author and poet who became an outstanding figure of the French Renaissance. Manuscript LS in French, signed with autograph subscription “your good friend, Marguerite,” one page, 8 x 9.25, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, March 5, 1523, countersigned by chancellor Victor Brodeau, address on verso. To the first President of the Parliament of Paris Jean de Selve to recommended particular attention to the case of Madame de Soubize, whose file “should be the first to be put over your desk.” In fine condition, with three horizontal storage folds, tiny binding holes along left edge, and an area of paper loss to lower left corner. An extremely rare French literary and historical autograph. According to our research, only one example has been offered in the last 35 years.RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Extremely rare Malcolm X handwritten manuscript mentioning Elijah Muhammad and jailhouse conversions, much like his own 284. Malcolm X. Unsigned autograph manuscript, one page, 8.5 x 11, no

date. Malcolm X pens some thoughts on prison conversion. In full: “Members. Buy little on installment. Stay home. Are proud that their goods are ‘paid for.’ E[lijah Muhammad] welcomes reformed sinners into the fold, but selects them carefully. His three Temples in jails are all composed of men who were converted behind bars. ‘When they come out they are closely scrutinized by the Brethren, and convict backsliders get punishment from the Brethren that hurts them more than what they got in jail.’” In fine condition. Malcolm X himself converted while in prison, becoming a member of the Nation of Islam after correspondence with Elijah Muhammad and religious study—of his time in jail post-conversion, Malcom X once said, ‘I had never been so truly free in my life.’ Apparently his personal notes for an address to members of the Nation of Islam, this manuscript is fantastic in its associations with his own journey to the religion and his role as a charismatic leader of the movement. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Original page of the typescript of his historic 1963 interview for Playboy magazine: “Nothing made me see the white man as he is until one word from the honorable Elijah Muhammad opened my eyes overnight” 285. Malcolm X. Page from the original typescript of Alex Haley’s 1963 interview of Malcolm X for Playboy magazine, one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, signed “Malcolm X” in the bottom margin (with a marginal line indicating his approval of the contents). In part: “What is your opinion of the general situation involving James Meredith at the University of Mississippi?…It took 15,000 troops and $3 millions—that’s what was spent—to get one Negro in. That $3 million could have been used more wisely by the federal government to elevate the living standards of all the Negroes in Mississippi…Did you begin to hate white people because your father was bludgeoned? I loved white people long after my father was lynched. Nothing made me see the white man as he is until one word from the honorable Elijah Muhammad opened my eyes overnight.” In fine condition. Playboy’s May 1963 interview with Malcolm X was one of the most famous of Haley’s career, and gave most readers their first in-depth look of Malcolm X’s teachings and personality. Supporters and critics viewed the Muslim minister in very different terms. Admirers saw him as a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans and condemned crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism, black supremacy, and violence. Nevertheless, he has been described as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. Within a year of granting this interview, with America still gripped by ever-growing racial tension, the once-combative black nationalist Malcolm X had repudiated almost every stance in the interview. He had broken with the Nation of Islam movement, fallen out with its leader, Elijah Muhammad, renounced black supremacy, and embraced racial equality and human rights. He was assassinated in Harlem in 1965. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) | 79


Despite the public’s increasing resentment over her spending, the Queen authorizes payment to the court’s Writing-Master for “his having taught penmanship to our pages” 287. Marie Antoinette. Fabled queen of Louis XVI of France (1755–1793) whose public execution, along with that of her husband, was the most grisly, visible, and powerful symbol of the political aims of the French Revolution. Highly desirable manuscript DS, in French, signed “Payez, Marie Antoinette,” one page, 9.5 x 14.5, October 1, 1786. Headed at the top, “To the Writing-Master of the Pages.” Marie Antoinette orders her General Treasurer Marc Antoine Francois Randon de la Tour to make use of “the funds provided by the state for the maintenance and sustenance of many of our officers during the present year,” and pay Simon Dessalles, Writing-Master, 136 livres,17 sols, and 6 deniers in cash, “Which we have granted him for his subsistence in consideration of his having taught penmanship to our pages during the Quarter of July, August and September last.” She asks that the amount be paid by, “our dear and Well beloved people in charge of the Accounts of the King, our most Honored Lord and Husband in Paris,” and requests them to make the payment without difficulty. Paper loss to two corner tips, a bit of mild soiling and creasing, and a small tape repair to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Countersigned by her secretary Nicolas Beaugeard, later wounded defending Louis XVI from a dagger thrust. Dessalle taught penmanship to Marie Antoinette’s pages and also to her children. He told the Dauphin to wear a Liberty Bonnet at the start of the Revolution. After giving birth to a second son in 1785, just nine months after her rumored lover Count Axel von Fersen’s visit, the Queen’s behavior came under even heavier scrutiny by the French people. Suspicions of illegitimacy, never-ending court intrigues, and the new purchase of the chateau de Saint-Cloud combined to turn popular opinion sharply against the queen at the start of 1786. A remarkable and highly collectible piece detailing the extravagant spending that led to the impending plight of the Queen. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Desirable twice-signed 1797 release for land once owned by Lord Fairfax

288. John Marshall. Rare twice-signed partly-printed DS, signed “J. Marshall,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 13, January 14, 1797. Indenture between Marshall and Abraham Inskeep regarding a parcel of land. In part: “Whereas the late Thomas Lord Fairfax had in his life time leased to a certain Abraham Inskip [sic] two certain tracts or parcels of land lying in the South Branch Manor…And whereas the said Thomas Lord Fairfax, did by his last will and testament, devise the said South Branch Manor to Denny Martin, now Denny Fairfax, who hath sold and conveyed the same to John Marshall…the said John Marshall and his heirs will forever warrant and defend the premises hereby granted, bargained, sold, and released to him the said Abraham Inksip his heirs and assigns forever.” Signed at the conclusion by Marshall and countersigned by several witnesses. Also signed by Marshall on the docketing panel below his prominent signature, “Marshall to Inskip, release.” Three horizontal folds partial separations (complete separation to lower fold), and various paper loss and tears to edges, otherwise very good condition. Marshall’s career began as a land surveyor and agent under the employ of Lord Fairfax, making this an especially interesting association document. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

289. Luther Martin.

Politician and Founding Father (1748–1826) who refused to sign the Constitution on the grounds that it violated states’ rights. ALS, one page, 6.5 x 8, February 28, 1812. Letter to Robert G. Harper concerning “an agreement entered into…in the appeal Barnetz Lessee against Casey—he shall admit that such an agreement has been entered into and filed in the office of the Circuit, but we cannot consent that it shall be used here unless an agreement that your client shall pay the Cost of the appeal should the Decision be against our Client.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature and uniform toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce portrait of Maxim at the trigger of his invention

290. Hiram Maxim. Inventor of the Maxim Gun (1840–1916) who

immigrated to England and adopted British citizenship. Vintage 5.5 x 3.25 silver gelatin print postcard photo of Maxim kneeling behind one of his machine guns, signed vertically in black ink. Tape remnants to top and bottom edges, mounting remnants to reverse, and mild silvering to darker areas of image, visible only at an angle, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Fascinating theological discussion: “You say, women are so much more ready to believe in God than men” 291. Tomas Masaryk. Founder and first president of Czechoslo-

vakia (1850–1937). Three ALSs in English, signed “T. G. Masaryk,” Czechoslovakian presidential letterhead, dated from 1927 to 1929. Letters to English journalist Annie Christich. First is one page, in part: “It would be very nice if you would come to us…I shall be in Carlsbad.” Second is one page, in part: “You noticed, that the party of D[r.] Tramek has lost in the last election—I wish they would realize that one can’t serve God through Mamon.” Third is three pages on two adjoining sheets, in part: “Thanks for your nice book—I read it at once, for the subject interests me very much. I may dwell on some of your significant passages. P. 39. You say, women are so much more ready to believe in God than men; perhaps you would say, that women are more religious than men? At least not less—why then mulier taceat in ecclesia [women are to be silent in church]?” In overall fine condition, with noticeable tears to the top and bottom edges of first letter. All three accompanied by their original transmittal envelopes, one addressed in Masaryk’s hand. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

After the fall of Fort Sumter, the CSA Treasury Secretary criticizes the colonel whose guns fired the first shots of the bloody conflict 292. Christopher Memminger. Prominent political

leader and the first Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederate States of America. War-dated ALS signed “C. G. Memminger,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 10, July 5, 1861. Letter to Major Edward McCrady discussing the merits of Confederate Ordnance Chief Josiah Gorgas against the merits of Colonel (later Brigadier General) Roswell Ripley. In part: “Your letter of the 2nd in relation to Col. Ripley was received today and I immediately made inquiry into the subject. According to the views of the War Department, every just consideration has been made to Col. Ripley’s. It was thought that if he were placed in the same grade relatively to other officers which he would have held had he continued in the army, it was dealing properly with his claims…One of the most valuable and highly regarded officers in the service is Major Gorgas, whose commission dates in the army to 1841; Ripley’s is in 1843. Gorgas is now Chief of Ordnance & highly esteemed by Government and has the commission of Major…When the commission of Major was offered to Ripley, it put him just behind Gorgas, and if accepted…the President would have been able to offer him any special duty above his grade; and I understand from the President that he would have assigned him the command of Charleston Harbor upon the withdrawal of Beauregard…You will see, therefore, that Ripley himself has been the only obstruction to his own way.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, two through single letters of signature, a uniform shade of toning, and a bit of light soiling. Before serving in the Confederacy’s cabinet, Memminger was responsible for preparing South Carolina’s document of secession and helping draft the Confederate Constitution. Here he comments on Roswell Ripley, a ‘troublesome’ yet proficient Confederate field officer. Memminger notes that in the opinion of the War Department, “every just consideration has been made” for Ripley, and “that Ripley himself has been the only obstruction to his own way.” On April 12, 1861, following orders from General P. G. T. Beauregard, Ripley’s artillery began the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Following the surrender and evacuation of the fort, Beauregard placed him in charge of its repairs, and on August 15, 1861 he was promoted to brigadier general. Great content regarding some of the men involved in the opening salvos of the Civil War. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The greatest British political philosopher of the 19th century 293. John Stuart Mill. Brit-

ish philosopher and civil servant (1806–1873) who was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy. Untranslated ALS in French, signed “J. S. Mill,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, January 8, 1862. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

294. J. Pierpont Morgan and William Wells. Mer-

chants National Bank check, 8.25 x 2.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Wells, “Wm. Wells, Collector,” payable to Wilson S. Hungerford for $77.50, April 5, 1873, and endorsed on the reverse in purple ink by Morgan. In fine condition, with expected bank stamps and cancellation cuts (not affecting signatures). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“The outdoor series of articles you suggest…is very interesting & attractive” 296. John Muir.

Naturalist and author (1838–1914) who gained the establishment of Yosemite National Park. ALS, one page, 8.25 x 11, no date, but April/May 1909. Letter to W. G. Chapman. In full: “The outdoor series of articles you suggest in your letter of April 5th is very interesting & attractive. But the large amount of work I am now trying to get off my hands prevents me from undertaking anything new however desirable. Thanking you for your kind letter.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature. Accompanied by a photocopied letter from Chapman, manager of the International Press Bureau, dated April 5, 1909. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Staunch supporters of preserving the Union, the inventor of the telegraph meets the famed Civil War orator in the winter of 1862 295. Samuel F. B. Morse. ALS signed “Saml. F. B. Morse,” one page, 4.75 x 8, December 31, 1861. Letter to “Messrs Lecour Rhind and Barry Lecture Comtee of the Mercantile Library Association.” In full: “In reply to your polite invitation to be present at the Hon. Edward Everett’s Address to be delivered on the 7 of January, I would say that I with pleasure accept your polite invitation.” In fine condition. In the sixteen years since Morse’s first public message was successfully transmitted, nearly 50,000 miles of telegraph wire had been laid, spanning the United States and changing the shape of communication. As the Civil War began, it became a crucial element of the military operations of both sides, making Morse an important figure in the war at hand, despite his horror at the fracturing Union. Lecturing on the causes of war and advocating for the Union in 1861 and 1862, former Massachusetts senator and highly respected orator Edward Everett gave a well-received speech for the Mercantile Library Association, at which event he gladly met Morse. A rare letter with excellent association between two key figures of the early 1860s. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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During his Hundred Days, Napoleon must decide what action to take against uncooperative nobles 297. Napoleon. LS in French, signed “Np,” one page, 7.25 x 9, May 13, 1815. Letter to Joseph Fouche duc d’Otrante, minister of police during the Hundred Days. In full (translated): “Monsieur le duc d’Otrante, it seems that the nobles in Dijon have refused to respond to the call for the formation of the National Guard. Make a report for me in order to know what action must be taken against them.” Below the text, Fouche notes that he will have a report made, signing with a paraph and dating it May 15, 1815. Central vertical and horizontal folds, the vertical fold passing through the signature, mild scattered creases and foxing, and light irregular bands of toning, otherwise fine condition. Material from Napoleon’s Hundred Days is scarce. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

298. Carrie A. Nat i o n . Te m p e r a n c e

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 small fold separations, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

299. Louis Pasteur. ALS in French, signed “L. Pasteur,” one page, 4 x 5, June 29, 1866. Letter to a colleague, translated in full: “Here is my note. I prefer not to discuss presently and to content with maintaining my appreciation without comments. In this cause my scientist colleague could find matter to subtlety for his final writing.” Cloth matted and framed with an image of Pasteur in his laboratory to an overall size of 19.25 x 15. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Pasteur presents France’s scientific resources to a monarch 300. Louis Pasteur. LS in French, signed “L. Pasteur,” one page both

sides, 8 x 10, Comite de Patronage des Etudiants Etrangers letterhead, February 15, 1894. Letter to an unidentified crowned head. In part (translated): “On behalf of the Foreign Students Patronage Committee, permit me to offer Your Majesty this volume containing a general list of France’s scientific resources, from the standpoint of Higher Education and Technical Education. Please accept, Your Majesty, my profoundest respect.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning, some trivial soiling to edges, and light wrinkles. Pasteur was appointed professor at the Sorbonne in 1867 and remained there until his death in 1895. While there he applied his process of pasteurization to beer and began his investigation into animal diseases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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As infection decimated France’s silkworm population and crippled their lucrative silk industry, Pasteur investigated the spreading disease 301. Louis Pasteur. Unsigned autograph notes in French, two pages, 7.75 x 10.25, August 10, 1857. Pasteur’s notes written based on his observations in the Swiss Alps, containing comparative information on diseases affecting silkworms compiled with the aid of a breeder, as well as information on epidemics affecting mulberry trees and vineyards. In fine condition.

Beginning in 1855, a widespread epidemic among silkworms nearly brought the French silk industry to ruin. As the crisis reached its peak in 1865, Pasteur—then serving as the professor of geology, physics, and chemistry at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris—was asked by the Department of Agriculture to head a commission to investigate the devastating disease infecting the worms. Within five years, he had determined that temperature, humidity, ventilation, quality of the food, sanitation and adequate separation of the broods of newly hatched worms all played a role in susceptibility to the disease, and was able to create new methods breeding that would preserve healthy eggs and prevent contamination. An important topic in Pasteur’s career, his research with the silkworms helped shape his future concepts on the influence of environment on contagion, leading to his most significant contributions in the study of causes and prevention of disease. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Scarce land grant from the Pennsylvania founder

302. William Penn. English-born Quaker (1644–1718) and founder of the colony that became the State of Pennsylvania. Manuscript DS, signed “Wm Penn,” one page, 14.75 x 11.5, October 29, 1701. Penn grants 104 acres of land in the county of Philadelphia to Samuel Hiney. Signed at the bottom by Penn. Pinned to the lower left of the document is a smaller manuscript receipt, dated September 8, 1701, signed “James Logan, Recvr Genl,” reading, “Recvd of Capt Saml Hinney One hundred pounds by a Bill drawn on Samuel Carpenter and by him Accepted in full paymt for one hundred Acres of Land lying in Paoconinck in the County of Philadia being part of the Overplus Lands of that Township and Sold by ye sd Capt Hinney by the Propry Wm Penn Esq, for whose Use I Say Recvd. £100:0:0.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a punch hole between two letters of signature, scattered light toning and soiling, and a few strokes of Penn’s signature a shade or two light. A particularly early example. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

303. Max Planck. Nobel Prize–winning German physicist (1858–1947) who pioneered the understanding of quantum theory. ALS in German, one page on the reverse of a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard depicting the Sonnblick mountain, August 22, 1932. Letter to Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach. In full (translated): “To the chairman of the board of the Sonnblick Observatory, in whose footsteps I am walking, I send my greetings and best wishes for summer recreation.” Two punch holes with small tears to the top edge, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a small unsigned photo of Planck. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

304. Pope Pius IX. Italian pope (1792–1878), born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, who ascended the papal throne in 1846 and served until his death. Among the notable achievements of his 32-year reign, the longest in Roman Catholic Church history, Pius convened the historic First Vatican Council, which included the doctrine of papal infallibility. Partial self-contained vellum manuscript DS, in Latin and French, signed “Pius PP. IX,” one page, 14.75 x 4.5, October 5, 1861. Conclusion of a larger document, with the final line most likely in the hand of the Pope, which reads, “Supplementary documents joined to the petition according to the necessary conditions.” A central vertical fold, some light wrinkling, and some scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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305. Joseph Pulitzer. Un-

common PostDispatch business check, 8 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Pulitzer, payable to J. G. Kappner for $300.00, November 5, 1880. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, cancellation cut to center, and a small area of paper loss to left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

306. Joseph Pulitzer.

Journalist and newspaper publisher (1847–1911) who established the Pulitzer Prize ‘for the encouragement of public service, public morals, American literature, and the advancement of education.’ DS one page, 8.5 x 14, January 15, 1896. Pulitzer appoints an attorney for a stockholders’ meeting. In part: “I, Joseph Pulitzer…do hereby constitute make and appoint Wm. L. Davis…my attorney to represent me as a stockholder of the Pulitzer Publishing Company… fully authorizing and empowering my said attorney to attend any and all meetings of the stockholders…and to vote thereat for me and in my behalf, until this power is revoked…This proxy extending to all shares of stock standing in my name on the books of said company, except 1600 shares standing in my name, but heretofore sold to Charles H. Jones…and for which I have given a proxy to the said Charles H. Jones.” In fine condition, with a horizontal fold through upper portion of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

308. Queen Victoria. Partly-

printed DS, signed “Victoria R,” one page, 15.75 x 11.75, February 15, 1855. Queen Victoria appoints William Shaw as a “Lieutenant Colonel in Our Army in the East Indies.” Signed in the upper left by Victoria and countersigned at the conclusion by Lord Panmure. Paper seal affixed to upper left remains crisp and fully intact. Double-matted to an overall size of 20.25 x 16.25. In fine condition, with three vertical storage folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

309. Queen Victoria. Third-person

ALS signed within the text “The Queen,” one page, 4.5 x 7, blackbordered personal letterhead, Buckingham Palace, February 24, 1840. Letter to Lord Chamberlain extending an invitation to three other people. In very good condition, with expected horizontal mailing folds (one passing through the line with “The Queen”), noticeable tiny edge tears and chipping, and two mild bands of toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

307. Queen Elizabeth II. Partly-printed DS , signed “Elizabeth R,” one page, 21 x 16.5, December 12, 1957. Elizabeth appoints “Miss Stefania Renata Wittenberg, Member of Our Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, to be an Officer of Branch B of Our Foreign Service.” Signed in the upper right by Queen Elizabeth and countersigned at the bottom by Selwyn Lloyd. Permanently affixed to a same-size cardstock board. In fine condition, with previous central vertical and horizontal folds. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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310. William Ramsay. Scottish chemist (1852–1916) who discovered the noble gases and won the 1904 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Three untranslated multi-page ALSs in French: two dated 1894, one signed “William Ramsay” and the other signed “W. Ramsay”; and one dated 1908, signed “William Ramsay.” In overall fine condition, with blue pencil notations to the earlier letters, and mild overall toning to all three. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

311. Nathan Mayer Rothschild. British banker and politician

(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. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Military document from just months after his triumphant return from exile 313. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

Mexican general and politician (1794–1876) best known in the US for his role in the MexicanAmerican War and the slaughter of scores of Americans at the Alamo. Partly-printed DS, in Spanish, boldly signed “A. L. de Sta. Anna,” one page, 10.75 x 17.25, October 7, 1853. An attractive military document assigning Colonel of the Infantry Mora to duties at Vera Cruz. In 1851, after his defeat in the Mexican-American War, Santa Anna went into exile in Jamaica and Colombia. In April 1853, he was invited back to his native land, reassumed power (one of many times in his checkered career), and declared himself dictator for life. With a rebellion in 1855, however, he was deposed for good, went into exile (including residence in New York City and Staten Island), and returned to his native land only after a general amnesty in 1874, disabled and virtually penniless. Countersigned on the adjacent leaf by several others. Intersecting folds (touching paraph) and scattered light wrinkling and handling wear, otherwise fine, clean condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare and desirable portrait 312. 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 original 4.25 x 6.25 cabinet full-length portrait of Rudolf and Stephanie standing side-by-side, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Rudolf” and “Stephanie.” Published by H. Eckert of Prague. In fine condition, with trimmed left and right edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Decades-long correspondence from the medical missionary: “It is terrible to become a legend while still living and my life does not lend to it at all” 314. Albert Schweitzer. Archive of 41 ALSs,

all signed “Albert Schweitzer” or “A. Schweitzer,” sometimes adding “Dr” to his signature, each letter signed more than once, 57 onionskin pages in all. All the letters are to Charles R. Joy, Executive Director of the Unitarian Service Committee in Boston. “The Africa of Albert Schweitzer” by Charles R. Joy and Melvin Arnold was published jointly in 1948 by Harper & Brothers and Beacon Press, of which Arnold was the director. Joy and Arnold had visited Dr. Schweitzer at his hospital at Lambaréné in 1947. Joy took over 1,000 photographs. Related items not in Schweitzer’s hand or signed by him are also present. Each letter is in French, with a few English and German words, some one-page and some multi-page, 8.5 x 11, and date from the 1940s–1950s. A few letters have slightly tattered edges and tears. Some letters conclude in the left margin. Letters of more than a page were tied together with string at the upper left corner by Schweitzer. Also included in the count are some carbon copes of letters in Schweitzer’s handwriting. Most of the letters have English translations, some partial, and some just summarized. Excerpts from selected letters:

October 19, 1946. Five pages, signed at the top right of the first page “Docteur Albert Schweitzer / Lambarene / French Equatorial Africa” and “Albert Schweitzer” at the conclusion. In part, “I opened one letter after the other in that mail and the last one was a small envelope from Port Gentil thinking it was probably from a native asking for medicine. To my stupefaction I read that it was from a new bank opening a branch in Pot Gentil…informing that they had 388,822 francs available for the hospital from the Unitarian Service Committee USA! It was the donation that you had told me about some time ago…I was relieved I could reimburse the other bank promptly and not worry about future difficulties…I had to buy cement to make a dock in front of the hospital for the boats to dock at low or high waters and in all seasons… In August and September 1925, 26 & 27, I became a mason when I was building the hospital…Now that the hospital construction has ended I can resume my work with patients. I am mainly taking care of phagedenic ulcer, heart patients, treatment of leprosies and urology.” February 12, 1948. One page on an 8.25 x 5.25 sheet, signed ”A Schweitzer Lambarene.” In part, “Because of my exegesis knowledge I resolved the mystery about our friend Melvin Arnold. Explanation in Matthew 12, 43-45. Exorcising him and chasing the demon possessing him. The demon went back to America and possessed him again as it is not the sane atmosphere than at Lambarene.”

February 12, 1948. “I take the liberty to ask 2 packages for my previous student, pastor Emil Lind Johannesstrass 7. Speyer (Palasinat. Pfalz) Germany. French Occupation Zone. He was my student in Strasbourg in 1911 and one of the leaders of the liberal protestantism in the region. He did much for Lambarene for many years. He was relieved from his pastorate by the orthodox party. As you know there is an implacable dictatorship in many regions in Germany. He was regarded as a leader who had to be eliminated because he professed my ideas. He was incarcerated by the occupying authorities after being denounced for being friendly with the Nazi regime.” July 29, 1948. “I have in front of me the long letter of June 16th…in which you speak about the imperialism of which I showed in my revision texts…Alas, dear friend, what road are you following! What would Mr. [President] Truman and Eleanor [Roosevelt] think upon learning that you have abdicated non imperialism which is so dear to Americans to succumb to imperialism which infected you in Lambarene.” May 5, 1950. Schweitzer has not answered Joy’s letter because, in part, “All day long I am downstairs at the hospital to watch over the service and train three doctors in details and I am even more tired than before—my eyes and my hands are getting tired more quickly than before…It is terrible to become a legend while still living and my life does not lend to it at all.” In overall fine condition. A fascinating insight into the mind and life of the Nobel Prize-winning doctor. A more detailed description is available online at rrauction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Having recently published his account of the daring Discovery Expedition, Scott prepares to “return to my regular naval work” 315. Robert Falcon Scott. ALS

signed “Rob. F. Scott,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 6, personal letterhead, November 2. Letter to Mrs. Noble. In full: “Very many thanks for your nice remarks about my book. It gave me quite a lot of trouble but I feel more than repaid by its unexpected reception. It is very good of you to ask me to the Henley Ball but at the end of this month I return to my regular naval work and for three months it will hold me fast at Devonport—too long a cry I fear for me to think of Henley. But I should very much like to come to see you again before I am spirited away to duty—I am living now at rather high pressure so I am going to ask whether you will allow me to come down on Sat 11th and vanish on Sunday 12th—I wish I could accept your charming invitation & spend a week end but I have an engagement on the 12th. With kindest regards.” Central horizontal and vertical folds, with vertical fold lightly passing through portion of signature, a few corner creases, and scattered light toning and foxing, otherwise fine condition. In October 1905, Scott published his book The Voyage of Discovery, recounting his 1901–1904 expedition to the Antarctic. When he returned from the Antarctic, he was welcomed as a national hero and took a leave of absence from the Navy to lecture about his voyage and write the book, which perhaps related to his “quite a lot of trouble” in completing the manuscript. Several months after the account’s “unexpected” enthusiastic reception, Scott would resume his full-time naval career as Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence in January 1906. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

The legendary explorer of the South Pole 316. Ernest Shackleton. Vintage glossy 3.25 x 5.25 real photo postcard portrait

of Shackleton in formal attire, signed in black ink, “E. H. Shackleton.” Shackleton has also addressed the postcard on the reverse to “Miss Barnard, 14 Ely Place, Dublin,” although it is postally unused. Light crazing to emulsion, small faded ink notation to left border, and slight irregular ink adhesion and moderate contrast to signature against the dark background, otherwise fine condition. Rare and highly desirable in this format. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Preparing for his departure, Shackleton pays the expedition’s secretary 317. Ernest Shackleton. Imperial Trans-Atlantic Expedition bank check, 8.25 x 4.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Shackleton, “E. H. Shackleton,” as expedition commander, payable to Cash for £50.0.0, July 3, 1914. Check is also signed by secretary Frank W. White, who has also crossed out “order,” and written, “Bearer F. W. W.” Check is stamped at the bottom, “The Shackleton Collection.” Central vertical fold, ink cancellation through signature, small hole to body, and bank stamp above signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The gatherer of geniuses

“Our cause has passed into a new phase. It is now the battle of ideas & not of arms. We insist upon Equality before the law” 319. Charles Sumner. American politi-

318. Ernest Solvay. Belgian chemist, industrialist, and philanthropist

(1838–1922). Solvay, who created the famous ‘Solvay conferences’ where Einstein, Marie Curie, Bohr, Heisenberg, Born, Paule, Broglie and other physics luminaries would meet and exchange discoveries. Rare ALS in French, signed “E. Solvay,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.25, personal letterhead, January 24, 1910. Solvay thanks his correspondent (the editor of a scientific review) for his support. Translated in full: “I am very touched by the kind attention you have expressed to me and the fact that you have approved the movement of pure and applied sociology that I try to lead and the type of competition I think I can put in place. Of course, I accept, the reasons you gave for not being able to include the article, even though with some regrets, as your explanations are precise. I like to hope that in the ‘bibliography’ of your Review, you can mention my research, the main result I have in mind: Worldwide fundamental elements of the research can still be achieved, the letter I sent you and the text of the research, plus the two articles I wrote which you published in your Review will easily provide material for a good summary. If necessary, my staff here could help you.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

cian (1811–1874) and Massachusetts senator best known as a radical Republican and a staunch opponent of slavery. In 1856, Sumner was severely beaten in the Senate chamber by South Carolina Congressman Preston Brook. ALS, one page, 9.5 x 7.75, April 15, 1865. Letter to an unidentified gentleman, written in the center panel of the sheet. A strong statement by the great abolitionist on Equality, issued on the day following Lincoln’s assassination. In full: “I hope this report will be satisfactory. Our cause has passed into a new phase. It is now the battle of ideas & not of arms. We insist upon Equality before the law, as the protection & safeguard of the new made freedom.” Sheet is affixed by the reverse of its left edge to a slightly larger light brown sheet. Scattered toning and soiling and vertical folds to either sides of text, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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320. Gerard van Swieten. Personal physician

(1700–1772) of the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa, who helped to transform the country’s health services and education. ADS in French, signed “Van Swieten,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.5, February 15, 1762. Van Swieten denounces a maneuver by a person he does not name who would have worded a royal decree in a manner to elude Maria Theresa’s intention to prohibit monks from the order of the Misericordy to sell medicine. In part (translated): “It’s very clear that the order of the Brothers of Misericordy are forbidden to sell medicine. This is the will of Her Majesty…But instead of using the word medicine if the word used is preparations the term is sufficiently unclear to allow the Brothers of Misericordy to continue to sell as before the drugs, pommades, infusions, etc…without formally selling medicine. The decree has been worded in a dubious way to elude Her Majesty’s will. The real measure to enforce Her Majesty’s will is that the Brothers of Misericordy should be forbidden to sell any medicine or preparation, either simple or composed, without any exception. It is really surprising and shocking that anyone would dare such a maneuver.” By the use of the word “preparation,” instead of “medicine,” the monks resumed their usual ways against “Her Majesty’s will.” Maria Theresa’s endorses her trusted adviser denunciation by writing “I have decided as such” and signing with her paraph. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Soliciting donations for his Tuskegee Institute

321. Booker T. Washington. Rare ALS signed “B. T. Washington,”

one page, lightly-lined both sides, 6 x 9.5, Tuskegee Normal School letterhead, February 21, 1884. Letter to a woman soliciting a donation. In part: “We think many times of you and your kindness towards our work. I send you one of our reports today which will give you an idea of what we are doing. We are trying very hard now to raise $10,000 for a new building—we have already succeeded in raising over $5000 of the amt, and want very much to raise the balance in time for the building to be ready for occupying by next term. If you can help us in any way we shall be very grateful, although we shall not feel disappointed if you cannot do anything.” In fine condition, with a couple trivial edge tears. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Washington’s hand. Washington handwritten letters are notoriously scarce, this being just one of a scant handful we have offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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322. Booker T. Washington. LS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute letterhead, March 31, 1911. Letter to Edwin C. Lewis of Boston. In part: “Our students pay their own board, partly in cash and partly in labor, and in addition provide for their own books, clothing, traveling expenses, etc., but they are wholly unable to pay the cost of Fifty Dollars per year, the cost of teaching each one. This we have to ask friends to provide, and I thought that you might like to assist.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (vertical folds passing through the first and last letters of the signature). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Webster’s personally-owned set of his Complete Works 323. Daniel Webster. Signed book:

The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume I. First edition, subscriber’s copy. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, 457 pages. Signed on the ‘subscriber’s copy’ page in black ink, “Dan’l Webster.” The other five volumes of the set are included, unsigned. Also accompanied by Webster’s personal box for his papers. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/None. An absolutely astounding piece of history from the personal collection of the influential statesman. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

324. Daniel Webster. Ink

signature, “Your friend & obedient servant, Dan’l Webster,” on an off-white 5.5 x 2.5 slip clipped from the close of a letter. Two vertical folds (one passing through a single letter of the signature and one partial separation passing through the beginning of the sentiment), otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

325. Daniel Webster. Free franked

mailing envelope, 5.5 x 3.25, addressed to “Messrs. Washburn & Woodman, Mineral Point, Wisconsin Territory,” and franked in the upper right, “Dan’l Webster, U. S. Senate.” Panel also bears a Washington postmark dated March 10. In very good condition, with overall creases and a few spots of soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

America’s first economist—controversially claimed as author of the Constitution 326. Pelatiah Webster. America’s ‘first’ economist (1726–1795), said to have developed the entire basis for the Constitution by himself in 1783, four years before the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. ALS, one page, 8 x 9.25, January 28, 1779. Letter to merchant Welcome Arnold of Providence. In part: “Am obliged for yr. advices, think they are greatly useful. The currency of the 2 emissions of May ’77 and ’78 is wholly stopped here, the operation of which can’t yet be known, but we have had a great rise of sundry capital articles of merchandise. Lately, as of W.J. Rum from 85/ to 105/.” In a postscript, Webster continues to observe inflation in prices of wine, tea, beef, cider, bar iron, hickory wood, and other various supplies and provisions. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, two repaired tears to left edge, and an area of paper loss to the lower right from removal of seal. A letter with fantastic content, given Webster’s role as a foremost expert in economics and issues of currency during the nation’s fledgling years. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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327. Jane Addams

328. Alfred Adler

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331. Menachim Begin MB $100

335. William Burnet

338. Chiang Kai-Shek

339. Chiang Kai-Shek

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330. David Ben-Gurion

332. British Parliament

333. British Prime Ministers

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334. William Jennings Bryan MB $100

329. Adventurers

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336. Carrie Chapman Catt

337. Cesar Chavez MB $100

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340. Chiang Kai-Shek and Madame Chiang MB $100


341. Julia Child

342. Clementine Churchill

344. Dalai Lama

345. Jefferson C. Davis

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343. Dalai Lama

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346. Lee de Forest

347. Joseph Francois Dupleix

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348. DNA: James D. Watson

349. DNA: James D. Watson

350. DNA: James D. Watson

351. Theodore Dwight

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352. Edward, Duke of Windsor

353. Elizabeth I

354. Oliver Ellsworth

355. Earl of Essex

356. Archduke Eugen of Austria

357. Francisco Franco

358. Carlo Gambino

359. Indira Gandhi

360. David Lloyd George

361. J. Paul Getty

362. Mikhail Gorbachev

363. Mikhail Gorbachev

364. Otto Hahn

365. John Hay

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366. Edmund Hillary MB $100

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367. Edmund Hillary

368. Alger Hiss

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369. J. Edgar Hoover

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370. J. Edgar Hoover

371. J. Edgar Hoover

372. Jedediah Huntington

373. Israeli Leaders

374. Kennedy Assassination: Clint Hill

375. Kennedy Assassination: James Leavelle

376. King Edward VIII

377. Sebastian Kneipp

378. Fiorello LaGuardia and Herbert Lehmann

379. David Lloyd George

380. Nelson Mandela

381. Nelson Mandela

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382. Ferdinand Marcos

383. Tomas Masaryk

385. Mormons

386. Mother Teresa

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387. Mother Teresa MB $200

390. Ralph Nader

393. Nobel Prize Winners

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388. Elijah Muhammad MB $200

391. Naval Master

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389. Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emanuele III

392. Nobel Prize Winners

384. Karl Menninger

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394. Max Nordau MB $100

395. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi MB $100


396. Nullification

397. Lord Henry Palmerston

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399. Prince Rainier of Monaco

400. Helena Rubinstein MB $100

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402. Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin MB $100

405. Vernon Stouffer MB $100

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401. William H. Seward MB $100

403. South Korean Presidents

404. Vilhjalmur Stefansson

407. Supreme Court: Charles Evans Hughes

408. Supreme Court: Potter Stewart

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406. Supreme Court: Hughes Court

398. J. C. Penney

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409. Supreme Court: Joseph Story

410. Edward Teller

411. Margaret Thatcher

412. Margaret Thatcher

413. Margaret Thatcher

414. August Thyssen

415. Vice Presidents

416. Selman Waksman

418. Chaim Weizmann

419. Wilhelm II

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417. Robert Wadlow

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420. Duke and Duchess of Windsor MB $200

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421. Yale University: Charles Seymour MB $200

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422. Boris Yeltsin MB $100


fred j. hall collection The following autographs originate from the collection of Fred J. Hall, a prolific through-the-mail collector from Minnesota whose hobby was written about in various publications, including Columbia Magazine and the St. Paul Dispatch. During his lifetime, Hall amassed a collection of over 3,000 signatures, ranging from the immensely famous to the wildly obscure—he contacted practically anyone newsworthy. In one article, Hall described his process: “Unless one is able to travel extensively, it becomes necessary to follow up one’s hobby by mail. Such is my case. I use a blank loose-leaf sheet 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, as well as a self-addressed stamped envelope…Daily papers and magazines furnish most of the leads.” At one point, Hall nearly met disaster when he lost one of his books containing signatures from the likes of Charles Lindbergh, Herbert Hoover, and Tom Mix. Luckily, an honest St. Paul train conductor discovered it and the book was successfully returned—Hall, of course, asked the conductor to sign his name on the next blank page. With few exceptions, the entirety of this section consists of loose-leaf pages bearing typed notations and six small punch holes to one edge, demonstrating Hall’s remarkably consistent procedure as described above in his own words.

425. Bela Bartok.

Hungarian-born musician (1881–1945) who, through his far-reaching endeavors as composer, performer, educator, and ethnomusicologist, emerged as one of the most forceful and influential creative personalities of the 20th-century. Superlative fountain pen signature, “Bela Bartok,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

427. Charlie Chaplin. Bold

vintage fountain pen signature, “Faithfully yours, Chas. Chaplin,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with mild toning to three edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

426. Edgar Rice Burroughs.

TLS, one page, 7.75 x 11, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. letterhead, October 12, 1927. Response to an admirer. In part: “I am enclosing my autograph for your collection.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and a trimmed left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

428. Winston Churchill. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Winston S. Churchill,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with moderate toning to lower corners. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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429. Ty Cobb.

Highly desirable vintage fountain pen signature, “Ty Cobb,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with a bit of soiling to the lower left. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

433. Clarence Darrow. Bold vintage foun-

tain pen signature, “Clarence Darrow,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 lined page. In fine condition, with light overall toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

434. Amelia Earhart.

Vintage ink signature, “Amelia M. Earhart,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In very good condition, with toning and soiling to borders and a clear piece of tape affixed over the entire page. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

435. Thomas Edison. Bold ink ‘umbrella’ 430. Calvin and Grace Coolidge. Two White House cards,

signed individually in ink, “Calvin Coolidge” and “Grace Coolidge.” In overall fine condition, with moderate toning to borders. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

431. James J. Corbett. Crisp

vintage fountain pen signature, “Sincerely, Jas. J. Corbett,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

432. Glenn Curtiss. Air-

craft designer and manufacturer (1878–1930) who pioneered such far-reaching innovations as the aileron, the pontoon airplane, the flying boat, dual pilot controls, and the retractable landing gear. Vintage ink signature, “Glenn H. Curtiss, Opa-locka, Flo.,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine to very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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signature, “Thos. A. Edison,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 lined page. In fine condition, with moderate toning and soiling to borders, and a stray ink mark below the ‘umbrella.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

436. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Two signatures: vintage ink signature, “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page; and a White House card, signed in ink, “Mamie Doud Eisenhower.” Page in very good condition, with moderate toning to borders and a clear piece of tape affixed over the entire page; White House card in very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 437. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Florid vintage foun-

tain pen signature, “F. Scott Fitzgerald,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition. A choice example of one of the most sought after autographs in American literature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


438. George Gershwin.

Quite bold vintage fountain pen signature, “George Gershwin,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with a bit of light edge toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

442. Bobby Jones. Vintage

middle-age ink signature, “Robt. T. Jones, J,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with some mild edge toning and reinforcement to holes along top edge. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

439. Walter Hagen. Vintage

ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Fred Hall, Golfingly, Walter Hagen, July 27/54,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine to very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

440. Will James. Artist

and writer (1892– 1942) best known for his work on the American West. Original vintage signed ink sketch of a horse on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page, signed “Will James—’28.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

443. Jacqueline Kennedy. White House card crisply signed in black ink, “Jacqueline Kennedy.” A thin strip of toning along left side, over portion of first stroke of signature, and a bit of toning to lower right corner tip, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 444. Laurel and Hardy. Vin-

tage fountain pen signatures, “Stan Laurel 1930,” and “Oliver Hardy,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with a bit of light toning to lower right and a few wrinkles. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

445. Charles Lindbergh.

441. James J. Jeffries. Boxing Hall of Famer (1875–1953) who was the heavyweight boxing champion of the world from 1899 to 1904. Vintage ink signature, “Jas. J. Jeffries,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with a small ink spot below signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Vintage fountain pen signature, “C. A. Lindbergh,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. A 10-cent US ‘Lindbergh Airmail’ postage stamp featuring an airplane is affixed below. In very good to fine condition, with scattered toning and soiling, a ding to the top edge, and slight show-through to top edge from reinforced binding holes. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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446. Mickey Mantle. Vintage

ink signature, “Mickey Mantle,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and

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after vintage pencil signature, “G. S. Patton, Jr.,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with trivial edge toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

447. Rocky Marciano. Original ticket

stub from the March 13, 1961, title fight between Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johansson, 2.5 x 3.25, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “Rocky Marciano.” A collector’s notation next to signature reads, “3/13/61 Fontainbleu Hotel, Miami Beach, Fla.” In fine condition, with a light fold along perforation under signature. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

448. Winsor McCay. Vintage

fountain pen signature, “Thanks for the compliment, Winsor McCay,” adding his name again in large block letters above the sentiment, on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

449. A. A. Milne.

Vintage fountain pen signature, “A. A. Milne,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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451. Sergei Rachmaninoff. Distin-

guished pianist and composer (1873– 1943) who takes a place among the last great figures of the Russian romantic school. Vintage ink signature, “Sergei Rachmaninoff 1931,” on an offwhite 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with some mild toning working in from edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

452. Maurice Ravel. Highly

influential French c o m p o s e r (1875–1937) who remains unsurpassed in his imaginative use of instrumental color in his operas, brilliantly scored orchestral music, and virtuosic piano pieces. Crisp and precise vintage ink signature, “Maurice Ravel,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

453. John Ringling. Cir-

cus pass for the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows of the 1929 season, 4 x 2.5, issued to Mr. A. J. Dickinson, signed at the bottom in black ink by Ringling. In fine condition, with subtle soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


454. Norman Rockwell. Origi-

nal vintage signed ink sketch of a dog on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 card, signed “Your faithful friend, Norman Rockwell.” In fine condition. Original sketches such as these are quite uncommon as they were only occasionally done for close friends or associates. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

455. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

White House card, boldly signed in blue ink, “Franklin D. Roosevelt.” In fine condition, with just a hint of mild toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

456. Charles Schulz. Origi-

nal early vintage signed ink sketch of Charlie Brown on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page, signed “Charles M. Schulz.” In fine condition, with a bit of light edge toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

458. Babe Ruth. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Babe

Ruth,” on an off-white 2.5 x 4.5 lightly-lined page, with a collector’s notation reading, “St. Paul—1926.” In fine condition, with a few reinforcement tabs over binding holes along left edge. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

459. Horton Smith. Early ‘boy

457. Elzie Segar. Original vintage signed ink sketch of Popeye on

an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page, signed “Segar,” with a small sketch of a lit cigar added next to his signature. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

wonder’ of golf (1908–1963) who, at the age of twenty-one, played on the 1929 PGA tour and won eight of twenty-two events, as well as finishing second six times. He was also the winner of the first (1934) Masters Tournament, and won again in 1936. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Horton Smith,” on an off-white 2.5 x 4.5 page. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Spectacular original early color Seuss art 460. Dr. Seuss. Spectacular original vintage signed ink and watercolor

sketch of a dog-like animal leaping over his signature on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page, signed “Dr. Seuss.” In fine condition. Any example of Seuss taking the time to paint his work for a collector is quite uncommon. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

461. John Philip Sousa. AMQS on

an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page, Sousa pens four bars of music to his classic ‘Stars and Stripes Forever,’ signing above the quote, “John Philip Sousa.” Some mild toning from an old applied laminate, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

462. Pat Sullivan. Original

vintage signed ink sketch of Felix the Cat holding a fountain pen on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page, signed “Pat Sullivan 1927.” In fine condition, with some light edge toning and a thin line of ink transfer passing through a single letter of signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

464. William H. Taft. Vintage ink signature, as chief justice, “Wm. H. Taft, Washington, Feby 22nd 1927,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 lightlylined page. In fine condition, with light edge toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

463. William H. Taft. TLS

signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, personal letterhead, September 29, 1908. Letter to a librarian in St. Paul. In part: “I write to thank you for letting Mr. Stone take the two books from your library for my use while on the trip. I shall need them until I get to Chicago next week, and shall be glad then to have them returned to you.” In fine condition, with mild foxing. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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465. Rabindranath Tagore. Bengali poet, playwright,

philosopher, and author (1861–1941) who became the first non-European to win a Nobel Prize (Literature) in 1913. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Rabindranath Tagore,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with light soiling to lower corners. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


The image that inspired the ‘Buffalo nickel’ 466. Two Guns White Calf. Blackfoot chief (1872–1934) best known for the durable though still-controversial claim that he served as one of models for sculptor James Earle Fraser in creating the composite Native American portrait on the ‘Buffalo’ nickel. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 portrait of Two Guns White Calf in profile, signed in fountain pen using his three-character pictogram of two rifles and a horned calf. Also signed in the lower right by photographer Gene Garrett of Minneapolis. In fine condition, with reinforced binder holes to left border. The portrait used as the basis for the Buffalo nickel is generally attributed to photographer T. J. Hileman; this is the exact same image, but with the chief’s braid artistically modified from the original, presumably by Garrett. An incredible and historically significant photograph. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

467. Two Guns White Calf. Vintage fountain pen signature of his three-character pictogram of two rifles and a horned calf on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with toning and soiling to edges, and a fingerprint mark next to the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

468. Orville Wright. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Orville Wright,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with slight toning to lower border. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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469. Amos and Andy MB $100

470. Amundsen North Pole Expedition

471. Carl Anderson

472. Tommy Armour

473. Robert Baden-Powell

474. George Baker

475. Theda Bara

476. Ethel Barrymore

477. Jack Benny

478. Irving Berlin

479. Emile Berliner

480. Louis Bleriot

481. Gutzon Borglum

482. Jean Borotra

483. James J. Braddock

484. Alice Brady

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485. Mildred Burke MB $100

486. Edgar Rice Burroughs

487. August A. Busch, Jr

488. Ernie Bushmiller

489. Smedley D. Butler

490. Malcolm Campbell

491. Malcolm Campbell

492. Milton Caniff

493. Milton Caniff

494. Primo Carnera

495. Primo Carnera

496. Claire L. Chennault

497. Henri Cochet

498. Frederick Cook

499. Johnny Coulon

500. Bradshaw Crandell

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501. J. N. ‘Ding’ Darling

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503. Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney

504. Jack Dempsey

505. Thomas E. Dewey

506. George Eastman

507. Hugo Eckener

508. Hugo Eckener

509. Gertrude Ederle MB $100

510. English Channel Swimmers

511. Chick Evans

512. Eberhard Faber, Jr

513. Eberhard Faber, Jr

514. Johnny Farrell

515. Wes Fesler

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502. Juan de la Cierva

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516. Harvey Firestone MB $100


517. Harrison Fisher MB $100

518. James Montgomery Flagg

519. Del and Glen Flanagan

520. Max C. Fleischmann

521. Alexander Fleming

522. Anthony Fokker

523. Rene Fonck

524. William Fox

525. Rudolf Friml

526. Indira Gandhi

527. Gorgeous George

528. Beniamino Gigli

529. Cass Gilbert

530. Elinor Glyn

531. Rube Goldberg

532. Chester Gould

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533. Billy Graham MB $100

534. Red Grange MB $100

535. D. W. Griffith MB $100

536. John Hays Hammond, Jr MB $100

537. William S. Hart

538. Sig Haugdahl

539. Sessue Hayakawa

540. Jascha Heifetz

541. Audrey Hepburn

542. Duncan Hines

543. Jimmy Hoffa

544. Herbert Hoover

545. J. Edgar Hoover

546. J. Edgar Hoover

547. Willie Hoppe

548. Iwo Jima: Joe Rosenthal

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549. Mike Jacobs

550. Emil Jannings

551. C. Francis Jenkins

552. Herb Joesting

553. Eldridge Johnson

554. Al Jolson

555. Abe ‘King Kong’ Kashey

556. Abe ‘King Kong’ Kashey

559. Alvin ‘Shipwreck’ Kelly

560. Robert F. Kennedy

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557. Buster Keaton MB $100

561. Sister Elizabeth Kenny MB $100

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558. Helen Keller MB $100

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562. Hank Ketcham MB $100

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563. Ted Key MB $100

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564. Husband E. Kimmel MB $100

565. Charles Kingsford-Smith

566. Charles Kingsford-Smith

568. Harold Knerr

569. Fritz Kreisler

570. Carl Laemmle

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567. Rudyard Kipling MB $100

571. Carl Laemmle MB $100

572. Fiorello LaGuardia

573. Kenesaw M. Landis

574. Ring Lardner

575. Frank Leahy

576. Frank Leahy

577. Suzanne Lenglen

578. Suzanne Lenglen

579. Isaac N. Lewis

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580. Vachel Lindsay

581. Jim Londos

582. Joe Louis

583. Douglas MacArthur

584. Bernarr Macfadden

585. George C. Marshall

586. Groucho Marx

587. Willie Mays

589. George McManus MB $100

590. Aimee Semple McPherson

593. Billy Mitchell

594. Marc Mitscher

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588. Mayo Brothers MB $100

591. Mills Brothers MB $100

592. Tommy Milton MB $100

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595. Montgomery of Alamein

596. Grandma Moses MB $100

597. Mountbatten of Burma

598. Audie Murphy

599. Edward R. Murrow

600. Jawaharlal Nehru

601. Chester Nimitz

602. Richard Nixon

603. Paavo Nurmi

604. Eugene O’Neill

605. Rose O’Neill

606. Frederick Burr Opper

607. Raymond Orteig

608. Our Gang: Mickey Daniels

609. Clyde Pangborn

610. George S. Parker

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611. Maxfield Parrish

612. John J. Pershing

613. Philippe Petain

614. Melvin Purvis

615. Grantland Rice MB $100

616. Edwin Arlington Robinson

617. Sugar Ray Robinson

618. Will Rogers

619. Sax Rohmer

620. Eleanor Roosevelt

621. Julius Rosenwald MB $100

622. Samuel ‘Roxy’ Rothafel

625. Tony Sarg

626. Haile Selassie

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623. Jonas Salk MB $100

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624. Earl Sande MB $100

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629. Eddie Shipstad and Oscar Johnson

630. Sidney Smith

632. Vilhjalmur Stefansson

633. Casey Stengel

634. Cliff Sterrett

636. Billy Sunday MB $100

637. Supreme Court: Felix Frankfurter

638. Supreme Court: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

640. Bill Tilden

641. Harry S. Truman

642. Ernst Udet

627. Ernest Thompson Seton

628. Wilbur Shaw

631. Otto Soglow MB $100

635. Joseph Stilwell

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639. Howard Thurston MB $100

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643. Ernst Udet

644. S. S. Van Dine

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645. George Von Elm MB $100

646. Jonathan M. Wainwright MB $100

647. Mort Walker

648. Johnny Weissmuller

649. Russ Westover

650. Albert Woolson

651. William Wrigley, Jr

652. Sgt. Alvin C. York

653. Sgt. Alvin C. York

654. Actors

655. Actresses

656. Artists

657. Aviators

658. Businessmen and Notables

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659. Cartoonists

660. Comedians

661. Composers

662. Explorers

663. Foreign Dignitaries

664. Inventors

665. Military

666. Politics

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667. Politics

668. Radio and TV

669. Religion

670. Singers

671. Sports

672. Sports

673. Writers

674. Writers

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military Refuting a criticism of Gettysburg 680. Abner Doubleday. ALS, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 4.75

x 8, August 7, 1882. Letter to George Bliss who led the 1st Regiment of the R.I. Cavalry in the Battle of Middleburg, June 17–19, 1863, part of the Gettysburg campaign. In part: “In reference to the criticism by Chaplain Denison you had the kindness to send me, I would like to correct the Roster of the 2d. R.I. Infantry. Did Colonel Horatio Rogers command it at Gettysburg? I will substitute your name as leading the advance on the retreat from Middleburg instead of that of Captain Bixbie. The account I gave if I remember rightly was taken in a great measure from reports in The Rebellion Record…I would like to purchase the work referred to in the criticism called Sabres and Spurs. If it is for sale in your town, would it be asking too much to have you forward it to me at Morristown N.J. by express marked C.O.D.…I hardly know where to look for an account of the charge of the 2d. R.I. Infantry at Salem Heights but will try and find the official report of the Colonel if it is published…I consulted General Newton and General Shaler in reference to the operations of the 6th Corps.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature. Letter originates from the Collection of Elisha Hunt Rhodes. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“The fight went on, with the dreadful slaughter of human life, the roar of artillery and musketry, with the groans of the wounded and dying, baffles all description” 681. Gettysburg. Amazing manuscript firsthand account of the

Battle of Gettysburg, dated 1896, 41 pages, 8 x 10.25, titled at the top, “Recollections of the Rebel Invasion, and one Woman’s Experience during the Battle of Gettysburg.” Fannie J. Buehler’s account of her experience during the battle, during which she converted her home into a makeshift hospital and offered aid to injured soldiers. In part: “We had just gotten through with our first meal, on the first day’s fight, on the 1st of July, when our door bell was rung most violently and our alley gate shaken as if to force it off its hinges. I hesitated a moment as to whether I should answer the bell or not. One of our wounded men, whose name it is not necessary to mention, said to me, ‘If I were you I would answer the door bell, if you do not you may [fare] worse. Having no fear, I at once crossed the hall and opened the door. There stood three or four men, whom I at once recognized as Confederate soldiers, led by Harry Gilmor known in war times a ‘the Brigade Chief’ from his style of dress. I had read of him and of his uniform, his cocked hat and feather, but I never expected to meet him face to face…he accosted me, ‘Madam, you have Union soldiers concealed in your house and I have come to search for them.’ You will recollect this was on the afternoon of the first day’s fight, when the Union men had been repulsed on Seminary Ridge had been driven through the town by the Rebels and were now in possession of Cemetery Hill… Many things of interest occurred during the two remaining days of the fight, but would make this story too long to tell of them all. The fight went on, with the dreadful slaughter of human life, the roar of artillery and musketry, with the groans of the wounded and dying, baffles all description.” In overall very good to fine condition; pages have become unbound and front cover is absent, but otherwise the manuscript is very bold and clean. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 121


Facing the first winter of the War Between the States, the Confederate colonel reveals, “The winter overcoats, under clothing, shoes and caps are more needed than other articles” 682. Randall Lee Gibson. As colonel of the 13th Louisiana Infantry, he fought at the Battle of Shiloh. After being promoted to brigadier general on January 11, 1864, he fought at the Battle of Atlanta and the Franklin and Nashville Campaign. War-dated ALS signed “Randall Lee Gibson, Col. 13th Regiment La Vols, Ruggles Brigade,” two pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 10, November 29, 1861. Letter to General Daniel Ruggles. In part: “I have the honour, in compliance with your suggestion, to forward such requisitions as are needed to place this Regiment in thorough condition. The winter overcoats, under clothing, shoes and caps are more needed than other articles. It is at present provided with one suit throughout—but there can be no change either of under clothing or shoes and their caps are much worn.” Gibson’s postscript, signed “R. L. Gibson,” reads: “Capt. King Adjt. Says Col. Tell the Genl. For Genl. Hoke to come to Columbus and assume command of the Louisiana Troops and I fully sympathise with his feelings.” Second page has been inlaid to a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition, with postscript and second signature light, but legible. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

683. Charles ‘Chinese’ Gordon. British

general (1833–1885) who, in 1860, crushed the Taiping Rebellion in China, earning the nickname ‘Chinese.’ Ink signature, “Believe me. Yours sincerely, C. G. Gordon,” on an off-white 2.5 x .75 slip clipped from the close of a letter. In fine condition, with a vertical fold to the left border. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

684. Paul von Hindenburg. Vintage

matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of a painted portrait of the German military hero, boldly signed in the lower border in black ink, “von Hindenburg.” Some creasing to borders, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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685. Paul von Hindenburg. LS in German, signed “von Hindenburg,” one page, 8.5 x 11, May 3, 1923. Letter of recommendation to a journalist, translated in part: “In memory of the difficult times and weapon friendship.” In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, light scattered foxing, two repaired punch holes to left edge, and slight show-through from mounting remnants to reverse corners.RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Historic portrait of the three surviving flag raisers holding the tattered flag they raised 686. Iwo Jima. Rare vintage 10 x 8 photo of three of the men captured in the historic photograph of the American flag being raised at Iwo Jima, shown examining the tattered flag, signed in fountain pen by all three: “Ira H. Hayes, Pfc., U.S.M.C.,” “John H. Bradley, Ph. M. 2/c,” and “Pfc. R. A. Gagnon.” In fine condition, with some trivial edge rippling. Bradley, Gagnon, and Hayes were three of the six US soldiers who planted a US flag atop Mount Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima—an event captured on film by photographer Joe Rosenthal, which became one of the most familiar images of World War II. With three of the enlisted men killed in action within a month of the flag-raising, President Franklin D. Roosevelt transferred the survivors to Washington, DC and ordered them to participate in the Seventh War bond drive. Following orders, the trio toured the nation with the tattered American flag they helped raise; the photo offered here was obtained during that fund-raising campaign. A phenomenal image of three unlikely heroes who, along with their fallen comrades, became the collective ‘face’ of World War II. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Beautifully drawn intricate map of a large parcel of Virginia land 687. Jedediah Hotchkiss. Original ink and watercolor survey map, 7 x 9, done by Hotchkiss shortly after the end of the Civil War. This particular map was part of a larger report that included surveys and maps of land in Alleghany County, Virginia, prepared by Hotchkiss in 1872. Major landmarks on the map include Jackson’s River, Piney Mountain, Little Piney, Falling Spring Mountain, Mill Creek, Peter’s Mountain, and the property of Dolly Ann Furnace. Written along one side is the scale, “Scale 100 chains to one inch.” Matted and framed with photos of Hotchkiss and Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson to an overall size of 22.25 x 13.25. In fine condition. Original maps by Hotchkiss from any period are quite rare, as most of his works are housed in the Library of Congress. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Extraordinary letter from November of 1862, endorsed by Stonewall Jackson and A. P. Hill with orders to “comply with the instructions from Gen. Lee by command of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart” 688. Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson and Ambrose P. Hill.

War-dated endorsements of Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, A. P. Hill, James H. Lane, Norman R. Fitz Hugh, and R. H. Chilton on the reverse of an ALS from Colonel William Barbour to General A. P. Hill, one lightly-lined page, 7.5 x 10, dated November 3, 1862. The letter reads, in full: “It has been certified to me that Martin V. Moore, of the 1st N. Carolina Cavalry commanded by Col. Baker, Hampton’s Brigade, Stuart’s Division, has been duly elected 2nd Lt. in Co. E 37th Regt., N. C. Troops, vice Lt. Bingham resigned. You will greatly oblige by forwarding this certificate of election through official channels, that he may obtain the necessary authority to report for duty to my command. I do not know where to direct any communication & take this method of informing him of this election.” The panels on the reverse bear five endorsements, two of which are handwritten, and they read, in order: “Hd. Qrs. V. D., Nov. 10th, 1862, Respectfully forwarded, T. J. Jackson, Lt. Genl,” all written out by Jackson; “Hd. Qrs.: A.N.V., 12th Nov. 1862. Respectfully referred to Maj. Genl. Stuart who will cause papers of discharge to be given & officer ordered to his Regt. by order Gen. Lee,” and signed “R.H. Chilton, A.A & I.G.”; an endorsement written out and signed for J. E. B. Stuart by Norman R. Fitz Hugh, “Hd. Qrs. Cav. Division, 14th Nov. 1862, Respectfully referred to Lt. Col Gorden commanding who will comply with the instructions from Gen. Lee by command of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, Norman R. Fitz Hugh, Maj. & A.A.G.”; “Hd. Qrs 4th Brigade, Nov. 7th, 1862, Respectfully forwarded, James H. Lane, Col. Comdg. Brig”; and “Hd. Qtrs A. P. Hills Light Div. Nov. 8, 62. Respectfully forwarded with the request that the Lieut. be ordered to join the company of which he has been elected Lieut. A. P. Hill, Maj. Genl.” Panels also bear a docketing notation. In very good condition, with a few small separations along mailing folds, toning along folds, heavier along docketing panels, as well as scattered light soiling. As the Union Army was making major shifts in November of 1862—with General Grant beginning his campaign against Vicksburg and President Lincoln relieving McClellan of his charge of the Army of the Potomoc—Robert E. Lee returned his army to Virginia to refocus their strength after the Battle of Antietam. Preparing their march to Fredericksburg, the Confederate forces built over 70,000 men, with major divisions led by the generals represented on this letter. Also an active participant in the battle, William Barbour led the 37th North Carolina, having previously served with Hill’s Light Division in the Seven Days’ Battles; the following year he would fight alongside Jackson at Chancellorsville, where Jackson would endure his final wounds. Written at one of the most crucial points in the war, and holding the bold signatures of General Lee’s most important Confederate generals, this is a remarkable piece of Civil War history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Rare and early Johnston letter as secretary of war resolving a pay dispute 689. Albert Sidney Johnston. American military officer (1803–1862).

Upon hearing of the secession of Texas in 1861, he became Confederate commander of Western Department. On April 6, 1862, as he led the fierce Confederate charge at Shiloh, he took a bullet to the knee and bled to death, becoming the highest-ranking casualty of the war. Scarce ALS signed “A. Sidney Johnston, Secy of War,” one page, 7.75 x 5.5, June 3, 1839. In full: “This certificate entitles Wm. Keiser to the difference between the pay of Sergeant & first Sergeant from the date of last payment made to him to the first day of October 1834—as he served during the time specified in Capt. Harry’s Co. I, 1st Regt Volunteers.” A central horizontal fold, scattered toning, and a couple small holes of ink erosion, otherwise fine condition. Any handwritten correspondence from Johnston is quite rare, particularly from his short tenure as secretary of war for the state of Texas. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

690. Joseph E. Johnston. Free franked House of Representatives mail-

ing envelope, 6.75 x 3.5, addressed to “Geo. W. May, Esq., Trevilian, Va.,” and franked in the upper right, “J. E. Johnston.” In very good condition, with overall creases, scattered soiling, and numerical ink and pencil notations. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I don’t know in what capacities he might serve and what you might be able to do for him: but his abundant capabilities await the good will of the government”

691. Marquis de Lafayette. ALS in French, signed “Lafayette,” one page, 8 x 10,

September 17, 1830. Letter to Etienne-Maurice Gerard, Minister of War and Marshall of France. In full (translated): “The Duke de Mahon, honorary Lieutenant General, has asked me to tell you about my oId connections with him and his family: I was intimately associated with his two brothers, colleagues of mine in the Constituent Assembly. His youngest brother served under my orders; I also knew his father, the victor of Mahon; and his niece married my nephew Grammont. All that has enabled me to be aware of the services and sacrifices of the Duke de Mahon, constantly attached to the French cause in Spain—which was the ruin of his fortune. I don’t know in what capacities he might serve and what you might be able to do for him: but his abundant capabilities await the good will of the government.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a couple of ink notations to top, small stamp below text, uniform toning, and light pencil remnants to bottom. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The former Confederate general, now a cotton broker, advises another officer to sell his cotton in his home state of Alabama

692. James Longstreet. ALS, in pencil, signed “J. Longstreet,” one page, lightly-lined both sides, 8.25 x 10.5, Office of Longstreet, Owen & Co. letterhead, March 1, 1867. Letter to Major T. K. Jackson. In part: “Your letter of the 21st of Jany was duly received...was delayed, under the hope that...might be able to make arrangements such as you suggest. The demands for money and supplies in other parts of the country have been so numerous and so injust that we can see no hope at present of making consignments of produce to you for the use of your neighbors. It seems to me a strange idea of yours and many others that your business should go to towns of the state. Business should flow through the natural and proper channels and must do so eventually. If your cotton or anything else pays you better when sold in Mobile than when it is sold in N.O. then you should send it to Mobile and sell it…By such a course you do more benefit to your state than you can by selling for a smaller price in your own state. It seems to me plain enough that you do the greatest good to the state when you so sell...the greatest amount of money into the State. And if you bring that greater amount into your own neighborhood you do still more good to the State and the community in which you live, which is better than to have the money in a different section. If after such a rule of this economy you find that you have more than you need there is but little doubt but your...will gladly receive such contributions as you may have no use for. Wife joins me in very kind salutations to your wife and yourself.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a couple of repairs to paper loss along right edge, slightly affecting a couple words of text, scattered soiling and spotting, and a few small holes, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

693. Douglas MacArthur.

Early TLS, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, War Department letterhead, June 15, 1933. Brief letter to an admirer. In full: “Thank you very much for your fine note which I have just received. I appreciate it more than I can say.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

694. Douglas MacArthur. 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)

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

FDC, bearing a MacArthur, West Virginia, postmark, signed in the upper left in black ink, “Douglas MacArthur.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

696. Anthony McAuliffe.

ALS signed “A. C. McAuliffe,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, July 6, 1969. Letter to friends. In part: “I retired from the Army in 1956, last job was C in Chief, U. S. Army, Europe. I joined American Cyanamid Co., a chemical corporation, became a V. P. and director and retired again in 1963. I now play golf, bridge, and gin rummy and take part in the active social life here in Washington.” In fine condition, with thin strip of adhesive remnant along top edge of front of letter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


War-dated correspondence expressing optimism for victory 697. Anthony McAuliffe.

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

“Kentuck’ is really the finest animal in Washington”

698. George B. McClellan. Civil War–dated ALS signed “Geo. B. McClellan, Maj. Gnl USA,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, March 31, 1862. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “I feel most sincerely ashamed that I have so long neglected to thank you for the noble animal you presented to me. Your kind note arrived just before…a long & severe illness…‘Kentuck’ is really the finest animal in Washington. Again thanking you for your kindness.” In very good to fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (significant but clean separation to central fold). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

699. George B. McClellan.

Signed book: Key to the Exercises i n O l l e n d o r ff ’ s New Method of Learning To Read, Write, and Speak the German Language. NY: D. Appleton and Co., 1850. Hardcover, 5 x 7.5, 182 pages. Boldly signed on the first free end page in black ink, “Geo B. McClellan.” Also bears a pencil owner’s signature and presentation to signed page. Autographic condition: fine, with numerous pencil notations to signed page. Book condition: VG-/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The fabled ‘Gray Ghost’ presents a volume on his famous Rangers

700. John S. Mosby.

Hardcover, 6.25 x 9, 510 pages. Inscribed on the second free end page, “James E. Taylor, with the compliments of the Author and the Publisher, March 27, 1896.” Affixed to the bottom of the page is a newspaper clipping regarding the publishing of the book. Mosby’s full signature has been affixed to reverse of page xii. Autographic condition: very good, with inscribed page detached from book, a light block of toning over inscription, a few small edge tears and chips, and a couple small pencil notations and spots of soiling. Book condition: VG-/None. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

701. 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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Following his participation in the Olympics, a young Patton describes his equestrian exploits in a letter home 702. George S. Patton. ALS signed “George

S Patton, Jr,” three pages, 6.75 x 10.5, April 13, 1913. Patton writes his mother while in Fort Myers, Virginia. In part (with spelling and punctuation retained): “A week ago Friday I was practicing with Ramon Wing over some jumps I was racing with another horse when he lost his nerve and went into the wing (side fence) of the jump. I broke a half inch pine board with my head cutting it open in front and as I fell off R.W. cut open the back of it with his hoof I also cut my lip. It blead a lot but did not make me loose consciousness. We worked it out with a horse basket and got sewed up in Washington on the way back it did not hurt me a bit and I rode in a mile race next day on Gilbert I got third...This year I have formed a racing association of the Ft Myer Officers it costs $20 a month a horse we have four men hired and are doing quite well...Thank Aunt Nannie [Anne Wilson, his mother’s sister] for the pictures of the Olympic Games she sent they are far better than I had hoped. Smith [his two-year-old daughter Beatrice Smith Patton] was delighted with the soldiers especially the lead ones.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, wrinkling, serrated edges at top, small portion missing at blank upper edge of first page, and a torn upper edge on third page affecting one word. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Rebel general rebukes an officer’s critique: “The subject of controversy must be mustered in for the war or else the conscripts must be surrendered to the Confederate Army”

703. Gideon Pillow. Lawyer, politician, and Confederate

general in the American Civil War, best remembered for his poor performance at the Battle of Fort Donelson. War-dated LS signed “Gid. J. Pillow, Brig Gen C.S.A. Superintendant Brig,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.25, September 24, 1863. Letter to an unidentified general. In part: “I regret to see a disposition on your part to charge the officers in command of this Bureau with bad faith. You will see that there is no foundation for any such intimation...he had not been mustered into the State Service. Under this impression and under the statements made in Maj. Davenport’s letter his command was accepted for a supporting force to this Bureau. His letter says they were raised for three years or the war. But under information subsequently received from the War Department and forwarded by me to Gov. Pettus the objections raised by you are of no avail. You will see from that decision of the War Department that the view I originally held is sustained by the Government and that the forces of Mississippi the subject of controversy must be mustered in for the war or else the conscripts must be surrendered to the Confederate Army and mustered in for the army...if Maj. Davenport’s command chooses to go into the Confederate Service for the war in preference to remaining in the six months service, I should feel surprised at your objecting to a proportion manifested so beneficial to the common cause of our country.” Intersecting folds, scattered light toning, mainly to folds and left edge, and some light chipping along left edge, otherwise fine condition. For the remainder of 1863 and into 1864, Pillow successfully headed the Volunteer and Conscript Bureau for much of the Deep South, helping to fill the ranks of General Joseph E. Johnston’s army. However, Pillow continued to be viewed as a high-ranking officer who was prone to overstepping his authority and to alienating both superiors and subordinates—a tendency he demonstrates here. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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704. Matthew Perry. ALS signed “M. C. Perry,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, March 22, 1849. Letter to his nephew, James DeWolf Perry. In part: “I returned last Evening from Washington. While there, I took steps to further the business calling on Mr. Green [sic] he informed me that he had received letters assuring him that you had withdrawn your application and no longer had any intention of urging your claims. He said that one of the letters giving this information was from Mr. Bullock…It would have given me much pleasure to render my poor aid, but after the declaration by Mr. Green [sic] I thought it useless to go further.” Intersecting folds, some show-through from writing on opposing sides, and a lightly trimmed right edge and slight paper loss to second integral page, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by photocopies of drafts from James DeWolf Perry to his uncle and Senator Albert C. Greene, requesting help in obtaining the post of Collector for the Port of Bristol, Rhode Island, and a copy of a different response by Matthew Perry. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

705. David D. Porter. LS, one

page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 9.75, September 22, 1867. Response to an invitation. In part: “I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your kind invitation to visit your annual Horse Fair…nothing would afford me more pleasure, if I could spare the time from my official duties. I am very fond of horses…if I can get off for a day, I will try and be there.” Removably encapsulated in a Mylar sleeve. In fine condition, with show-through to right border from mounting remnants to reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

706. David D. Porter.

Admiral (1813–1891) who helped improve the Navy as the Superintendent of the US Naval Academy after significant service in the American Civil War. Vintage 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo by Bogardus of New York, signed below the image in black ink, “David D. Porter, Admiral of the Navy.” A single tack hole to each corner tip, a small separation to lower left corner tip, and some light surface rubbing, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

707. Sterling Price. Military of-

ficer (1809–1867) who served as an American general during the Mexican-American War and as a Confederate general during the Civil War. Engraved DS, one page, 11 x 9.5, April 15, 1853. A promissory note for $1,000 issued by the State of Missouri. The certificate and several of the original interest coupons are affixed to a 12.5 x 18 album page. In good condition, with trimming and mounting as noted, vertical folds, punch hole just touching one letter of first name, scattered wrinkling and toning, and tearing and chipping to album page. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

708. Revolutionary War. Revolutionary War–dated manuscript DS, one page, 7 x 3.75, May 31, 1776. Financial pay order document. In part: “Pay to Mr. Benjamin Smith…the sum of sixteen shillings Lawf. money for the use of Horse.” In fine condition, with some show-though from docketing to reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I am getting very tired of the everlasting army meetings two more of which I am committed to”

709. William T. Sherman. ALS signed “W. T. Sherman,” four pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 9.25, personal letterhead, June 13, 1890. Letter to General Stewart Van Vliet about his attendance at the recent West Point graduation. In part: “In the Roll Call I was the only one present for the Class of 1840. I had expected you, [George W.] Getty & [Oliver L.] Shepherd [sic, Shepard]…I had arranged for a special train to bring us back to the city after the banquet…I am sorry you missed the opportunity as on the whole it was perfectly successful…I have marked my book—To start for Portland Maine at 5PM July 2—by Fall River Boat—to arrive at Portland 2PM of the 3rd. Room…I am getting very tired of the everlasting army meetings two more of which I am committed to vie Boston Aug 12—and Chicago Sept—unveiled in the park there.” Mild toning along folds, a bit heavier to last page, and a vertical pencil notation next to signature, touching the end of Sherman’s paraph, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

710. Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau. French military officer (1725–1807) who made a substantial contribution to the American Revolution, including a leading role in the defeat of Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. Revolutionary War–dated untranslated handwritten endorsement, signed “Rochambeau,” in the lower right corner of a manuscript DS in French, one page, 8 x 12.25, October 21, 1781. Service declaration document written two days after the British capitulation following the Siege of Yorktown, regarding a lieutenant colonel’s participation in the battle. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and toning to the lower edge (slightly affecting the signature). RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“The French really intend to go and Maximilian will follow,” writes the newly appointed Lieutenant General, assessing the Franco-Mexican situation with a cautious eye 711. William T. Sherman. ALS signed “W. T. Sherman,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, November 7, 1866. Letter

to General Stewart Van Vliet, an old friend and former classmate at West Point, concerning his own involvement in the Maximilian Affair in Mexico. In part: “When at Havannah a few days ago, I bought for you a thousand real Segars…[General Daniel] Butterfield asked to send him some…All I know of their quality is they are of Real Havannas, bought at the very factory of Partagas & Co…At Vera Cruz we found the French in possession, but they invited us very politely up to the city which I could not accept because of our Diplomatic character, but if I can get rid of the Diplomatic part I would [illegible] right in to Mexico and find out in five minutes what new [illegible] is attempting. In our hunting for the Govr. of Mexico in the person of its President Juarez of whom we thus far have no authentic knowledge. Mr. Campbell now hopes to hear of him up about Monterey & Saltillo in which case I will attend him to the Court, but I have no inclination to go as far as Chihuahua alone on a cursed old Mexican mule, the only legitimate way to reach that far off region…Since my arrival here I find the Liberals have begun to fight among themselves for the Custom house…The French really intend to go and Maximilian will follow. Even these traits among the Liberals so disgust the world & the Mexican People that the Reactionary Party (which begs Maximilian to stay in the Cause of Order) get strength enough to maintain him in authority. Of course, keep these things to yourself. I have nothing to do here and only came to avoid a worse complication.” In very good condition, with several partial separations along intersecting folds, partially separated hinge, a couple minor areas of paper loss, and scattered toning. As the Civil War finally came to a close in 1865, the US shifted its attention to the Franco-Mexican War taking place just south of its borders, already well underway. In response to President Juarez’s suspension of foreign interest payments, Napoleon III had invaded the country in 1862, quickly establishing the Second Mexican Empire and enthroning Austria’s Maximilian in 1864. Unable to intervene during it’s own bloody war, America now set up a naval blockade to prevent French reinforcements from landing and assembled 50,000 troops under General Philip Sheridan to force the French to withdraw. Choosing Franco-American relations over his Mexican ambitions, Napoleon finally announced their retreat beginning in May of 1866. Having seen enough bloodshed to last an eternity, the recently promoted Lieutenant General Sherman travelled to Mexico to survey the progress being made there, but remained detached from the fighting. An interesting letter from a crucial time in Mexican-American relations, written from the wise perspective of a Civil War hero. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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712. Claus von Stauffenberg. German

officer (1907–1944) who was one of the leading members of the failed plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler as part of Operation Valkyrie, which led to his execution by firing squad. Signature with inscription in German, signed “Sending Kisses and Hugs, Claus,” on the reverse of a 4 x 5.75 Cavalry School—Hanover postcard, postmarked May 14, 1936. Brief note written vertically along the left edge of a postcard, with a note and address in another hand. In fine condition, with a bit of trivial foxing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

713. Duke of Wellington.

Third-person ALS, one page, 4.75 x 7.25, June 12, 1840. Letter to Mr. Cleland reads, in part: “The Duke of Wellington has received Mr.…Cleland’s letter of the 8th Inst. The Duke has to inform Mr. Cleland in reply that he has nothing to say to the Pardon or Punishment of offenders; he is not the Commander in Chief of the Army, nor the Adjutant General, nor in the Queen’s political service.” In fine condition, with some slight mounting remnants to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Instrument of Surrender signed by officers from both sides

714. Duke of Wellington.

Third-person ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, December 5, 1834. Brief letter to an admiral. In part: “The Duke of Wellington presents his compliments to the Adm…and begs leave to acknowledge the receipt of his letter of the 2’d inst.” Removably encapsulated in a Mylar sleeve. Central block of toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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715. World War II Generals. Souvenir typescript, one page, 8.5 x 8.75, of the “Instrument of Surrender of all German Forces,” signed at the bottom by Matthew Ridgway, Mark W. Clark, and Admiral Karl Donitz, and signed at the top by Mark W. Clark. Accompanied by a 1979 TLS signed by Ridgway acknowledging his signature. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


716. Alexander of Tunis

717. Hap Arnold

718. Omar Bradley

719. British Military

720. Mark W. Clark

721. Confederacy

722. George Dewey

723. David G. Farragut

724. Edward W. Hinks MB $100

725. Iwo Jima: Joe Rosenthal

726. Military MB $150

727. Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

728. Chester Nimitz

729. William H. Seward

730. Spanish-American War: Dewey and Hobson

731. Jonathan M. Wainwright

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space & aviation

735. Neil Armstrong. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong in his

white space suit, signed and inscribed in bold blue felt tip, “To Stan Novak, Best Wishes, Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

736. Neil Armstrong. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, signed in blue felt tip. The signature quite faded but visible, otherwise fine condition. Uncommon in uninscribed examples. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce singlesigned ball with a rare “Apollo 11” notation 737. Neil Armstrong. Official Rawlings National League

baseball signed in blue ballpoint on a side panel, “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.” In fine condition, with some subtle soiling trivially affecting the signature area. Baseballs are a rare and extremely collectible format, and this example is especially desirable as it is single-signed, uninscribed, and bears the “Apollo 11” addition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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741. Amelia Earhart. 738. Challenger: Christa McAuliffe. Color 8 x

10 NASA photo of McAuliffe and fellow teacher Barbara Morgan in their blue flight suits, signed in blue felt tip, “S. Christa McAuliffe.” In fine condition. Precertified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

739. Amelia Earhart. Com-

memorative cover with a cachet honoring the tenth anniversary of the National Air Races, signed next to the cachet in fountain pen. In fine condition, with a typed address, a couple of wrinkles, and a uniform shade of light toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

TLS, one page, 7 x 10.5, Transcontinental Air Transport Inc. letterhead, April 18, 1930. Letter declining an invitation. In full: “I am exceedingly sorry I shall be out of town on Monday the twenty first, and so must decline your kind invitation to the dinner of the Society of the Genesee. It has been a long time since I have seen you. However, I have hopes of our drifting into each other’s vicinity sometime again. Of course, I realize I have been unfair by spending so much of last winter in California and other foreign parts.” In fine condition, with a couple of creases and a typed notation along top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

7 4 0 . Amelia Earhart.

Choice vintage fountain pen signature, “Amelia Earhart,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2.75 album page. Beautifully double-matted and framed with two photos and a name plaque to an overall size of 14.75 x 22.5. In fine, clean condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“We have been extreamly luckey in this class and no one has been killed altho there were several who should have been considering the crashes they had” 742. Charles Lindbergh. ALS signed “Lindbergh,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Flying Cadets letterhead, September 21, 1924. Letter to his friend “Dub.” In part: “Glad you got away from the farm as I don’t think there is a very big future in farming. I thot [sic] you’d be married long ago. How did you miss it? I was transferred to the advanced school at Kelly Field on Sept. 15 and will be here, I hope, for six months. If I manage to survive that long I will be discharged as a 2nd Lt. Reserve. Also will have an A.P. rating instead of a J.A.P. This is a pretty stiff grind tho [sic]. If a fellow falls down a little in flying he is washed out. If he flunks one ground school subject he may be washed out. If he flunks two he is washed out; and the subjects are plenty hard too. At Brooks Field there were nine of us out of 42 that passed the exam in aerodynamics so they raised every mark ten points and then 20 passed. There were 104 of us started and now, after the first six months there are 33 left. I managed to get some good grades for a change and graduated from Brooks with an average of 93.35% making up a little for the flunks I got at Wisconsin. We had a stiff exam in applied aerodynamics here yesterday and I am afraid quite a few flunked. There were 24 subjects at Brooks Field and there will be more here. Some were short, taking about a week and others lasted nearly the entire course. We have been extreamly luckey [sic] in this class and no one has been killed altho [sic] there were several who should have been considering the crashes they had. If we get thru six more months without bumping anyone off, I beleive [sic] we will be the first class to do it. This is almost too much 136 | September 18, 2013 | SPACE & AVIATION

to hope for as Kelly always gets someone. At Brooks we flew mostly I.N.6.H. planes which can be crashed badly without always killing the pilot. Here we fly mostly D.H.4 planes with the HOOH.P. Liberty motor and when they crash they usually get whoever is in them.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a few related newspaper clippings. When 22-year-old Charles Lindbergh enlisted in the US Army to become an Air Service Reserve pilot, he was one of 104 cadets who began the rigorous training program at Brooks Field in San Antonio. Quickly whittled down to only 33, the remaining cadets were transferred to Kelly Field to complete the advanced training and extraordinarily difficult course work—“There were 24 subjects at Brooks Field and there will be more here.” Noting how easy it is to be “washed out,” and how surprising it is that no one in his current class has been killed in training with the D.H.4 planes, which “usually get whoever is in them,” he proudly (but reservedly) remarks, “If we get thru six more months without bumping anyone off, I believe we will be the first class to do it.” By the end of the six months, only 19 cadets achieved success, earning the rank of second lieutenants in the Reserve Officer Corps: Lindbergh stood first in his class. With such a detailed first-hand account of his intense training in San Antonio, this is an extraordinary letter from the young cadet who would go on to become an aviation legend: the earliest Lindbergh we have ever offered! Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


743. Charles Lindbergh. TLS signed

“Charles A. Lindbergh,” one page, 8.5 x 11, March 29, 1954. Letter apologizing for late correspondence. In part: “Since last June, I have been away on air line and Air Force business so much of the time that my correspondence reached a hopeless condition…I find that two from you, written long ago, have not been answered. Please accept my sincere apology. Engagements made it impossible for me to have been at the luncheon on February 26th, but I feel extremely remiss in not writing to this effect months ago.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Lindbergh claims the Orteig Prize 744. Charles Lindbergh.

Superb vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 photo of Lindbergh with Raymond Orteig after his successful transcontinental flight, neatly signed in fountain pen, “Charles A. Lindbergh.” In fine condition, with moderate silvering to dark areas of the image and trivial soiling to lower right edge. New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig offered a prize of $25,000 to the first aviator to fly nonstop from New York to Paris. By 1927 it had still not been claimed, and Lindbergh successfully completed the transcontinental flight in the Spirit of St. Louis. As shown in his photo, Lindbergh met Orteig at the Brevoort Hotel on June 16, 1927, to receive the prize. An exquisite image from a historic moment in aviation history. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

745. Charles Lindbergh. Colophon from

the 1927 G. P. Putnam’s Sons limited first edition of We, numbered 141/1000, 5 x 8.75, signed in black ink, “Charles A. Lindbergh.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Identifying a tour assistant in photos of a relaxing weekend in Canada in 1927 746. Charles Lindbergh. TLS signed

“C. A. Lindbergh,” one page, 8 x 10, Long Barn, Weald letterhead, September 28, 1937. Letter to Timothy Burns. In full: “Thank you very much for sending the extra set of photographs for my wife. I am returning one set with this letter. The face of the man in the boat with Mrs. Burns is rather indistinct but I believe it is Kusterer who, as you may remember, went in advance of our tour to make the necessary arrangements in regard to landing, programme, etc. Kusterer is the man in the lower right hand corner of the other picture of the out-board motorboat.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical fold, a few other creases and wrinkles, and scattered spotting, mostly to the blank areas. Milburn Kusterer, representing the Daniel Guggenheim Foundation for the Promotion of Aeronautics, had handled all the details of Lindbergh’s three month tour of the United States after his epic transatlantic flight to Paris. Accompanying this letter are 11 x 8.5 reproductions of three of the 13.75 x 10.75 photographs of Lindbergh returned by the aviator to Burns with this letter. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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NASA transcript from America’s first voyage into space 747. Mercury Astronauts. A

printed typescript of Shepard’s historic flight in space, signed by six of the Mercury Astronauts, 8 x 10.5, 6 pages, no date, NASA letterhead. Entitled ‘The Transcript for the Flight of Freedom VII,’ the typescript is a record of what was said between Shepard and Earth, including the launch (“the clock is started”), splashdown and recovery (“Astronaut now on board”). Signed on the first page in ink and felt tip by Alan Shepard, D. K. Slayton, John Glenn, Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, and Scott Carpenter. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

748. Moonwalkers. Four

items: an Apollo 14 launch pass bearing the mission insignia, stamped on the reverse as number 9316, 4 x 2.5, signed vertically on the front in black felt tip by Edgar Mitchell; color glossy 7.75 x 9.75 photo of the American flag on the lunar surface affixed to its original 10 x 12 mount, signed at the top in silver ink by Gene Cernan; color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Alan Bean on the morning of the Apollo 12 launch, signed in black felt tip, “Ready for the moon, 11-14-69, Alan Bean, Apollo 12”; and an unusual black felt tip hand tracing on an off-white 8.5 x 8.5 sheet, signed in the center, “Charlie Duke, Apollo 16.” In overall fine condition, with some light toning and soiling to the mount of the Cernan photo. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

“I hope you realize that the current ‘dizzy’ pace of the lunar program leaves little time for a long letter” 749. Alan Shepard. ALS signed “Alan B. Shepard, Jr,” one page, 8 x 10.25, NASA letterhead, July 28, 1969. Letter to a collector. In part: “I hope you realize that the current ‘dizzy’ pace of the lunar program leaves little time for a long letter. Let me say only that I wish you continued success with your collection.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Three weeks after shipping the Wright Flier to London 750. Orville Wright.

TLS, one page, 7 x 10, personal letterhead, February 23, 1928. Brief letter to Reverend H. Randel Lookabill. In full: “I thank you for your letter of recent date, and for the kindly sentiment expressed in it.” In very good condition, with tape remnants to left edge, a block of uniform toning over text, and signature from a clipped newspaper article placed over it. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and the newspaper clipping. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Celebrating the silver anniversary of the first flight 751. Orville Wright. Commemorative cover with a cachet honoring the 25th anniversary of the Wright Bros. first flight, signed above the cachet in black ink, “Orville Wright.” In fine condition, with a mailing address in red ink to panel and a few small adhesive remnants to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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752. Buzz Aldrin

753. Buzz Aldrin

754. Buzz Aldrin

755. Buzz Aldrin

756. Buzz Aldrin

757. Buzz Aldrin

758. Buzz Aldrin

759. ALT-1 and -2

760. Apollo 10: Young and Cernan

761. Apollo 15

762. Apollo 15

763. Astronauts

764. Astronomers

765. Astronauts

766. Alan Bean

767. Scott Carpenter

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768. Scott Carpenter

770. Gene Cernan

771. Gene Cernan

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773. Challenger: Ron McNair

774. Challenger: Ellison Onizuka

775. Challenger: Judy Resnik

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776. Challenger: Judy Resnik

777. Challenger: Dick Scobee

778. Michael Collins

779. Charlie Duke

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780. Charlie Duke

781. Gemini 11

782. John Glenn

783. John Glenn

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772. Gene Cernan

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786. Fred Haise and Gene Kranz

787. Hindenburg: Werner Franz

788. Jim Irwin

789. Jim Irwin

790. James Lovell

791. James Lovell

792. Mercury Astronauts

793. Edgar Mitchell

794. Edgar Mitchell

795. Eddie Rickenbacker

796. Jerry Ross

797. Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham

798. Harrison Schmitt

799. Harrison Schmitt

784. John Glenn

785. Richard Gordon

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800. Dave Scott MB $100

804. Alan Shepard MB $100

801. Elliott See MB $200

805. Space Shuttle Crews MB $100

808. Space Shuttle Crews

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812. STS-35

813. Gherman Titov

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802. Harlow Shapley

803. Alan Shepard

806. Space Shuttle Crews

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810. Tom Stafford MB $100

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art & literature

Classic early American writers 817. 19th Century American Authors. Choice selection of seven vintage ink signatures of prominent 19th century American authors on cards and sheets of various sizes. Signers are: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry W. Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Lew Wallace, John Greenleaf Whittier, William Cullen Bryant, and Edward Everett Hale. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

819. Anna de Noailles. Romanian-French writer (1876–1933) friendly with the intellectual, literary and artistic elite of the day including Marcel Proust, Andre Gide, Paul Valery, and Jean Cocteau; Rodin scuplted her portrait in 1906. Enormous collection of approximately 96 untranslated ALSs in French addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Corpechot, various sizes, ranging in date from 1907 to 1930. In overall very good to fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

818. Ansel Adams. Archive of three letters to Chappie

Packard, from August and November 1951.One TLS, on a 5.5 x 3.25 postcard, August 7, 1951. Addressed to “C.P.”, in part: “Due to my father’s illness and other pressing matters it would be very helpful if you could pick the Portfolios up here…I suggest you call for them within this week; we do not know what will occur, and I may have to leave on a trip.” Adams’s mother had died March 22, 1950, and his father never recovered from this loss; he died just two days after this postcard was written. Adams confessed in a letter to friends that he cried for the first time in his life when his father died. A second TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Ansel Adams Photography letterhead, November 5, 1951, in part: “I am delighted that you had the display of the Two Portfolios, and am naturally much pleased that you disposed of them. I regret that I did not take the numbers of the Portfolios—I should have these for my records—and the names of the purchasers as well...“I would take great pleasure is [sic] having you come over and see all the prints I have available. Unfortunately, my printing has suffered—in quantity especially—over the past several years, and I do not have too much to show. Most of my best work just was shipped off to the Art Institute of Chicago for an exhibit opening there November 15th.” The third TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Ansel Adams Photography letterhead, November 14, 1951, in part: “It seems that if you display prints, and can sell them, that you evidence a very considerable potential for service! …We desperately need someone hereabouts to take up the task of encouraging people to purchase original prints and Portfolios…I guess I mean a type of ‘creative agent’…my bottleneck is entirely within the ‘sales’ (promotional) sphere…I am sure it would be a satisfying and profitable venture. Think about it.” In overall fine condition. Accompanied by two of the original mailing envelopes. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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820.

Artists.

Collection of approximately 100 items consisting of signatures, signed photos, and letters, with a couple of other formats mixed in, with most accompanied by their original mailing envelopes, some addressed or signed by the artist. Signers include: Rene Charles Acht, Peter Ackermann, Yaacov Agam, Anatol, Richard Artschwager, Francis Bacon, Stephan Balkenhol, Georg Baselitz, Thomas Bayrle, Hubert Berke, Franz Bernhard, Bolero, Christian Boltanski, James Brooks, Anthony Caro, Jean Claude Christo (2), Antoni Clare, Willem de Kooning, Richard Deacon, Ulrich Erben, Lothar Fischer, Joel Fisher, Yochen Gerz, Antony Gormley, Gerhard Graevenitz, Hap Grieshaber, Marcel Gromaire, Gunther Haese, Nigel Hall, Richard Hamilton, Duane Hanson, Tim David Head, Anthony Hill, David Hockney, Jan Hoet, Rudolf Hoflehner, Erich Hauser, Alfonso Huppi, Robert Indiana, Hans Paul Isenrath, Allen Jones, Wolf Kahlen, Phillip King, Per Kirkeby, R. B. Kitaj, Konrad Klapheck, Pierre Klossowski, Oskar Kokoschka, Harry Kramer, Berto Lardera, Maria Lassnig, Bertrand Lavier, Jan Lenica, Lismonde, Richard Long, Robert Mangold, Stephen McKenna, Annette Messager, Jean Messagier, Luciano Minguzzi, Francois Morellet, Wolfgang Nattheuet, Kenneth Noland, Meret Oppenheim, Giulio Paolini, Eduardo Paolozzi, A. R. Penck, Otto Piene, Edouard Pignon, Heinz Gunter Prager, Arnulf Rainer, Gerhard Richter (2), Bridget Riley, Marie-Madeleine Roman, Edward Ruscha, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Nicolas Schoffer, Alf Schulet, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Willi Sitte, Jesus-Rafael Soto, Klaus Staeck, Wayne Thiebaud, Fred Thieler, Andre Thomkins, Joe Tilson, David Tremlett, Werner Tubke, Raoul Ubac, Gunther Uecker, Timm Ulrichs, Bill Viola, Franz Walther, Theodor Werner, Tom Wesselmann, Rachel Whiteread, Dorothee von Windheim, and Herbert Zangs. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

821. Leon Bakst. Russian painter (1866–1924) remembered for the exotic, richly colored sets and costumes that he designed for the Ballets Russes. ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, December 21, 1912. To a publisher, sending a manuscript on his early life and allowing any alterations to be made. In fine condition. A very attractive and bold example of a scarce autograph. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 144 | September 18, 2013 | ART & LITERATURE

Huge collection of 100 Austrian authors

822. Austrian Authors. Collection of approximately 100 items consisting primarily of ALSs, TLSs, signed photos, and signatures, with a few other items mixed in, each signed by an Austrian author. Signers include: Friedrich Adler (2), Raoul Auernheimer, Rudolf Hans Bartsch (2), Eduard von Bauernfeld (3), Richard Beer-Hofmann, Jacob Bettelheim, Bruno Brehm, Max Brod (2), Ferdinand Bronner (6), Wilhelm Cappilleri, Vincenz Chiavacci, Heinrich Graf von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Franz Theodor Csokor (2), Marie von EbnerEschenbach (2), Hans Ernst (2), Siegfried Freiberg, Ludwig Ganghofer (2), Franz Karl Ginzkey, Franz Goldhann, Maria delle Grazie, Johann Gunert, Emil Hadina, Robert Hamerling (3), Rudolf Hawel, Leo Heller, Ludwig Hevesi, Ludwig Hirschfeld, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Robert Hohlbaum, Mirko Jelusich, Franziska Kaltenhauser, Zdenko von Kraft, Richard Kralik, Erich Landgrebe, Alexander Lernet-Holenia, Emil Lucka, Joseph August Lux, Max Mell (3), Walter von Molo (2), Adam Muller-Guttenbrunn, Hans Muller, Franz Nabl (2), Joseph Georg Oberkofler, Alfons Petzold, Paul Rohrbach, Peter Rosegger (2), Ferdinand von Saar, Felix Salten (2), Hugo Salus (5), Richard Schaukal, Karl von Scherzer, Arthur Schnitzeler (2), Ignaz Schnitzer, Franz von Schonthan, Adele Schreiber-Krieger, Heinrich von Srbik, Ottokar Stauf von der March, Karl Hans Strobl (3), Bertha von Suttner (2), Franz Taucher (4), Heinrich Teweles, Karl Ferdinand Frhr. von Torresani, Arthur Trebitsch, Karl Heinrich Waggerl, Jacob Wassermann (2), Franz Werfel, Anton Wildgans, Ernst Wurm, and Stefan Zweig. In overall very good to fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

823. Robert Browning. Ink signature,

“Robert Browning,” on a gridded off-white 4.75 x 2 slip. In very good condition, with some light scattered staining and a tear passing from the lower edge up to his last name (but not passing through the signature). RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)


Scarce handwritten notes between Brady and fellow photographer Charles D. Fredricks regarding the legendary cameraman’s dire financial state 824. Mathew Brady. Rare autograph notes (not signed), in pencil, at the bottom of an

ALS to Brady from photographer C. D. Fredricks, one lightly-lined page, 8 x 10, dated April 2, 1866. Fredricks writes to Brady, “Friend Brady, the papers with notices came duly to hand and I hope you will succeed in disposing if you think it better so to do.—as Cook [his nephew Elijah L. Cook] & myself are not in accord respecting the date when I gave you the money—will you let me know by return mail on what day I gave you the last $200. which was returned thro’ Cook whilst I was in Havana. Hoping you will bear in mind that I am poor & needy.” At the bottom of the page, Brady’s notes read, “Augt 16th You Pd last draft for money / I think $800 no Mem. / sent $200 to Cooke—sent $30 interest about middle of / Mch / sent $200 Dec 5th.” Underlining of words in purple ink most probably by Brady; Fredricks underlined “poor & needy.” Ink notation at the bottom in purple in unknown hand: “The above Account—in pencil—was made on receipt of this letter. B.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, a couple of small fold separations, and some scattered light marginal toning. Following his enormous success chronicling the Civil War, Mathew Brady faced a sudden drastic decline in business when the war came to a close; the country was ready to move on, and demand for his work disappeared. After a highly praised exhibition at the New York Historical Society’s gallery in 1866, he proposed that the directors buy the photos for a large sum to keep on permanent display. Receiving tremendous positive feedback, he believed his financial worries to be over—when the deal fell through shortly after, Brady was devastated. Forced to close his Washington gallery and declare bankruptcy, he borrowed over $7500 from whoever he could and saved it from being auctioned off, but never recovered from the financial losses. This highly desirable correspondence from well-known fellow photographer Charles D. Fredricks—emphasizing his own position as “poor & needy”—with the exceedingly rare handwritten notes from Brady, offers an incredible connection between two pioneers of American photography at a trying time in the industry. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Statue of Liberty sculptor signs one of his dramatic works

Very low number limited edition of In Cold Blood

825. Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi. Vintage 4 x 2.25 carte-devisite photo of one of Bartholdi’s sculptures, by Paul Berthier of Paris, inscribed on the reverse in black ink in French and signed “Bartholdi.” Slight mounting remnants to reverse, as well as some mild toning, and some light spotting to background of image, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

826. Truman Capote. Signed book: In Cold Blood. Limited first

edition, first printing of 500 copies (this being No. 11). NY: Random House, 1965. Hardcover with slipcase, 5.75 x 8.5, 343 pages. Signed on the colophon in blue ink. Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: NF/None, in VG+ paper-covered slipcase. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Buck handwritten review of two articles concerning China “Here in compact form is a clear picture of the background, formation and potentiality of the Chinese army” 827. Pearl S. Buck. Rare handwritten manuscript, signed “P. S. B.,” one page, lightly-lined, 8.5 x 11, circa 1940. Headed at the top by Buck, “British Relations with China 1931-1939 by Irving S. Friedman, The Chinese Army. Its Organizations and Military Efficiency by Evans Fordyce Carlson.” Buck’s review reads, in part: “The Institute of Pacific Relations carries us into valuable inquiry of studies in the Far East by two more volumes. The first is a closely reasoned presentation of the issues in the years mentioned, of the relations of Great Britain and China. There has been in this brief period a greater change and development than in the preceding century…This volume does not offer opinions or solutions, but is a record of known events in their significant order... a clear picture of the background, formation and potentiality of the Chinese army.” A block of four Buck postage stamps are affixed at the bottom, along with a June 25, 1983, Hillsboro, West Virginia, postmark. Accompanied by a printed booklet entitled “A Biographical Sketch of Pearl S. Buck,” 8 x 10, signed on the front cover in black ink. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I am always glad to hear that my narratives ring true to those who know & love that country as I do”

829. Samuel L. Clemens. Bold

ink signature, “Very truly yours, Mark Twain,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.25 card. In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling and mounting remnants on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“For a Christian to lose his temper is bad enough; for a razor to do it is worse” 828. Willa Cather. Distinguished Pulitzer Prize–winning American

author (1876–1947) of such classics as O Pioneers! and My Antonia. ALS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, March 14, 1928. Letter to Benjamin MacDonald who sent his compliments for Death Comes for the Archbishop. In part: “Since I had the pleasure of receiving your kind letter many things have prevented me from thanking you. My father had a sudden attack of angina…and I hurried to New York. I had been there only a few days when he had a severe attack and died in a few moments. I hurried home again, bringing a number of unanswered letters with me…I am always glad to hear that my narratives ring true to those who know & love that country as I do.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, as well as a copy of the letter sent to Cather by MacDonald. In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds, and some mild edge toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 146 | September 18, 2013 | ART & LITERATURE

830. Samuel L. Clemens. Witty and desirable

AQS on an off-white 3 x 2.75 card, signed “Truly yours, Mark Twain, Florence, Nov. 9/03.” A humorous quote from the writer. In full: “For a Christian to lose his temper is bad enough; for a razor to do it is worse.” In fine condition. This is one of Twain’s least common quotes and none similar has appeared on the market in the last 35 years. These quotes are scarce today and this is only the eighth we have offered from the revered author. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Twain gives the editor of the Ladies’ Home Journal the choice of publishing “The Platonic Sweetheart” or “The Memorable Assassination” 831. Samuel L. Clemens.

ALS signed “SL Clemens,” two pages on adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 5.75, September 26, 1898. Letter to Edward W. Bok, publisher of the Ladies’ Home Journal. In full: “New address: Hotel Krantz Neuemarkt Vienna…It may be that you would prefer an article (‘The Memorable Assassination’) to that dream-story. I have just finished & sent it to my friend H.H. Rogers, Esq., 26 Broadway, with a photo or two of the Empress & the funeral procession. Price, $600. If you think you would rather have it than the ‘Platonic Sweetheart,’ send him word, or drop in there & read it.” In fine condition, with a tiny tear where the recipient’s name has been rubbed off, mild toning, a bit heavier to edges, and a slightly trimmed top edge. My Platonic Sweetheart wasn’t published until December 1912, two years after he died. The Memorable Assassination was never published in any magazine. It was included in What Is Man? And Other Essays by Clemens, published by Harper & Brothers in 1917. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“It is best to rest, on the to-days; it makes us fresh for work on the to-morrows” 832. Samuel L. Clemens. Signed book:

The Innocents Abroad. Later printing. NY: Harper and Brothers, 1905. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8, 446 pages. Signed and inscribed on the front pastedown, “To S. B. Pearmain, with the kindest regards of The Author. It is best to rest, on the to-days; it makes us fresh for work on the to-morrows. Truly Yours, Mark Twain, Oct. 27/05.” Autographic condition: fine, with mild toning to edges of pastedown. Book condition: VG-/None. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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833. Jean Cocteau.

Signed book: La Difficulte d’Etre. Later printing. Paris: Paul Morihien, 1947. Softcover, 4.25 x 6.75. Signed and inscribed in French on the half-title page (translated): “To Monique for her 20th year and may that last. Souvenir of Jean Cocteau,” adding his familiar drawing of a face in profile. Autographic condition, very good, with mild to moderate soiling and staining and clear tape reinforcements along the spine. Book condition: G+/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare and exceptional image of the Heart of Darkness author 834. Joseph Conrad. Rare vintage 7

x 10.75 photo supplement from the T.P.’s and Cassell’s Weekly periodical, boldly signed in the lower border in black ink. Affixed to a same-size cardstock sheet. In fine condition, with some subtle scattered soiling and slightly trimmed edges. This is just the second Conrad signed photo we have ever offered, and the first in over a decade. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

836. Gustave Courbet. French painter (1819–1877) who was scorned for his rigid classical outlook. He was imprisoned and fined for his part in the destruction of the Vendome Column and later fled to Switzerland. Rare oversized matte-finish 10 x 6.5 photo of Courbet looking quite relaxed, affixed to a 13 x 8.25 mount, inscribed on the mount in black ink to fellow painter Antonie Goyers and signed “Gustave Courbet.” In very good condition, with scattered surface marks and soiling, and trimmed edges to the mount. Goyers was Courbet’s friend and a pupil of Leon Cogniet. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

book: Salvador Dali. Paris: Filipacchi, 1978. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.75 x 12, 111 pages. Ornately signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “Pour Altovise, Dali.” Autographic condition: fine, with some mild edge toning. Book condition: VG-/VG-. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A quote from his political work, The Headsman 835. James Fenimore Cooper. AQS on an off-white 4.5 x 3.5 sheet.

Cooper pens a quote from chapter 16 of his work The Headsman, in full: “Silenus rolled from his ass, to the great delight of a thousand shouting boys, and to the infinite scandal of the prisoners; the latter affirming to a man, that there was no acting in the case, but that the demi-god was shamefully under the influence of too many potations swallowed in his honor.” Signed and inscribed at the bottom, “J. Fenimore Cooper for Miss…Grant, Paris, March 21st 1833.” In fine condition, with a horizontal fold to lower portion and slight paper loss to reverse corners from mounting remnants. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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837. Salvador Dali. Signed


838. Salvador Dali. Incredible collection of 11 items signed by the

eccentric surrealist, consisting primarily of photos and booklets, each signed “Dali.” Includes a series of five different glossy photos of Dali’s ‘Bull Fight’ lithographs and ‘The Lucky Number of Dali,’ 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed in light artist’s pencil; one glossy 7.25 x 8.75 portrait used to promote Diary of a Genius, signed in the upper border in blue ballpoint; one intense glossy 7 x 5 portrait of Dali by Philippe Halsman, signed in blue ballpoint; one glossy 10 x 8 photo of a plate designed by Dali, prominently signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint; color 4 x 5.75 postcard of Dali’s work entitled ‘The Persistence of Memory’ signed in blue felt tip; one limited edition color advertising booklet promoting Dali’s cookbook entitled ‘Les Diners de Gala,’ 7 x 10, signed on the title page in blue felt tip; and a program for the 1965–66 season at Lincoln Center featuring a page for a performance entitled ‘A Happening With Salvador Dali,’ 8 x 11, 35 pages, signed on the program page in pencil. A notation to the front of the Lincoln Center program and a few signatures a shade or two light, otherwise overall fine condition. Consignor states that the signatures were acquired in person by New York City attorney and autograph collector Jacob Bacal in the lounge of the St. Regis Hotel over the course of about a decade, beginning in the mid-1960s. Dali and his wife Gala lived at the St. Regis during the fall and winter throughout the 1960s and 1970s. An impressive and comprehensive collection of many formats. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“Please make no allusion to ‘Lewis Carroll!’” requests Dodgson, keeping his role as political writer separate from his persona as the adored Alice author 839. Charles L. Dodgson. Remarkable ALS signed “C. L. Dodgson” at the conclusion and “Lewis Carroll” within the text, one page on black-bordered stationery, 4 x 6, Christ Church, Oxford, November 5, 1884. Letter to “Mr. Bowles.” In full: “I hope you may think the enclosed worth noticing—not for the sake of the sale of it (it is sure to be a loss) but because of the importance of the subject, at this most critical time. If you do, please make no allusion to ‘Lewis Carroll!’” Light soiling to the top, a slight crease to the right border, and a penciled office notation to the upper left, otherwise fine condition. Having retired from lecturing at Christ Church, Oxford in 1881, Dodgson shifted his focus onto his philosophical and political interests. The enclosed item mentioned in this letter was most likely a copy of his recently completed booklet titled The Principles of Parliamentary Representation, the preface to which he wrote the same day. As Britain’s political landscape continued to change, shifting throughout the 19th century from a small ruling elite in Parliament to a more democratic and representative base, Dodgson presented this booklet as a unified approach to the electoral reform issues which were being discussed at the time. Though commercially unsuccessful (as anticipated by Dodgson, noting, “it is sure to be a loss”) it contributed valuable ideas to the political scene. Explicitly requesting that Bowles keep his intellectual identity separate from his identity as the famed Alice author, this extraordinary piece holds both his given name and pen-name, making it one of the finest we have seen! Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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840. Charles Dickens. Desir-

able ink signature, “Charles Dickens,” on an off-white 3 x 2.75 partial envelope, also addressed in Dickens’s hand to “The Editor of The Sun.” Scattered toning and some tears to rough edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

841. Arthur Conan Doyle. Ink signature,

“A. Conan Doyle,” on an off-white 3.75 x 3 card. In fine condition, with mild toning to the left half. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

842. Theodore Dreiser. Signed book: Epi-

taph. Limited edition of 1100 copies (this being No. 370). NY: Heron Press, 1929. Hardcover, 9 x 12. Signed on the colophon by Dreiser and also signed by the illustrator, Robert Fawcett, beneath a woodcut on the following page. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

843. Alexandre Dumas, fils. Four untranslated ALSs

in French, each signed “A. Dumas,” on sheets ranging in size from 3.75 x 6 to 4.25 x 7, three one-page both sides and the other one page. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by one original mailing envelope, addressed in his own hand. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Writing to a man “interested in the Tower,” Eiffel touts the “exceptional antenna” that would save it from demolition 844. Gustave Eiffel. French engineer (1832–1923) best remembered for designing the tower that bears his name. ALS in French, signed “G. Eiffel,” on a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard, December 8, 1907. Letter to Hans Kaempfer. In full (translated): “Since you are interested in the Tower, you were no doubt pleased to learn that due to its exceptional antenna the tower is providing outstanding services to Wireless Telegraphy. These signal services will soon become even more important thanks to a new installation which will make it the No. 1 station in the world.” A small clipped photo of Eiffel has been affixed to the left side. In fine condition, with some light corner and edge creases, and a few small ink marks from postal cancellations, in no way affecting any of the text. When Eiffel’s design for the Tower was selected to be the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was under the condition that after twenty years its ownership would revert to the City of Paris and, in response to heavy public opposition to the ‘eyesore,’ it would be dismantled. Aware of the tower’s fate, Eiffel began adding radio antennae at the start of the 20th century; as Marconi made advances in long distance wireless telegraphy, Eiffel kept pace with the developing technology. By the time the twenty-year contract was up in 1909, the tower had proved its utility as a telegraphic transmission station and the city decided that it should remain. The decision was solidified in the opening weeks of World War I, when the Tower played a key role in blocking German communication, hindering their advance on Paris and contributing to the Allied victory at the First Battle of the Marne. An extraordinary letter from the brilliant architect regarding his world-famous creation, praising the communication capabilities that prevented its destruction. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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845. T. S. Eliot. TLS, one page, 7.5 x 9.25, Faber and Faber letterhead, July 2, 1959. Letter to an admirer. In part: “I should send my apologies for my failure to acknowledge your earlier letter and the little book which you sent called With Dante in Florence.” In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and paper loss to the left border. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 846. James Montgomery Flagg. ALS, one page, 8 x 11, March

27, 1941. Letter to Mr. Shanks. In full: “This is as near personal as my stationery gets. Sorry I’m ignorant about Gilbert Stuart—except his portrait of G. Washington.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, two through single letters of signature, and a few ink blots and marks from Flagg’s bold pen. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

848. Othon Friesz. French artist (1879–1949) of the Fauvist movement and close friend of Raoul Dufy. Original vintage ink sketch of his father on his deathbed on an off-white 8.25 x 8.25 sheet, dated December 9, 1924, with a brief note in French by Friesz below describing it as a peaceful final sleep. In fine condition, with unobtrusive intersecting folds and mounting remnants along top edge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Flaubert’s lengthy notes on Charlemagne

847. Gustave Flaubert. Celebrated French novelist (1821–1880) best known for his classics Madame Bovary, Salammbô, and A Sentimental Education. Rare and lengthy unsigned autograph notes in French, two pages both sides, 7.5 x 12.5, no date. Flaubert’s handwritten notes, perhaps for an unwritten work on Charlemagne, titled at the top, “Législation depuis Charlemagne jusqu’à Hugues Capet.” In part (translated): “1. Legislation according to races was replaced by legislation according to social conditions and the…central legislative power and the resulting unity in some legislation’s parties specially in public legislation have disappeared. There is a chart...concerning morales, religion and canonical affairs.” Both sheets bear “Vente Flaubert” stamps on the reverse from the sale of his papers in April 1931. Rusty paperclip marks to the upper left and some chipping to edges, and writing lightly showing through from opposing sides, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Order for publications discussing his own Theory of Colours 849. 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 LS in German, signed “J. W. v. Goethe,” one page, 6.5 x 4.5, September 2, 1822. An order directed to the Hoffman book store. Goethe requests twelve copies of “Introduction to the public lectures about Goethe’s theory of colours held at the Royal University of Berlin by Leopold von Henning, doctor of philosophy: Berlin, 1822. Duncker and Humblot.” In fine condition, with vertical and horizontal folds (not affecting the signature) and some subtle irregular toning. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope. Goethe published his Theory of Colours in 1810, containing his thoughts on the way humans perceive color—a groundbreaking work that has affected a wide range of arts and sciences. Leopold von Henning was a philosopher and professor who evidently lectured on Goethe’s theory, which has indeed been influential in the realm of philosophy—the likes of Schopenhauer and Wittgenstein have also discussed it in their work. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Gorky confronts a two-faced associate over respect 850. Maxim Gorky. LS in French, signed “Massimo Gorki,” on both sides of a sheet of lightly-lined graph paper, 8.5 x 11, March 24, 1926. Letter to Italian journalist Ugo Ojetti. Translated, in full: “I have received your letter with offer to write an article for ‘Corriere della Sera’ [large daily paper in Milan]. In this letter you are talking about your friendship. But in an article that you did on Mrs. Zenaïde Hippius’ book who has made it a business to heap lies and calumnies on me–in that article there are the following words [quoted in the original Italian]: ‘Mrs. Hippius is mostly fierce with Gorki. She describes so many bad tales about him that, for respect to his books, I don’t dare repeat here. Truth? Legends?’ I am of course flattered, flattered about the respect that you have for my books, but I do not hear in your words any feeling of respect towards me—the man that you know. If I were you—before offering collaboration to someone and before reminding that person of your friendship—I would have asked: how much truth is there in all that they write about you the Hippius, the Paley and so many more? Believe me it is not my intention to offend you in speaking that way—but it hurts me a lot to learn that the ‘politicians’ gossip had rooted their influence on your feeling towards me.” In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds, pencil notation to top of page, a mild shade of toning, and a small chip to left edge. Ojetti was a prominent Italian art critic and journalist who included an affectionate chapter about Gorki in his 1928 book, As They Seemed to Me. Despite the admiration, Gorki certainly seems to take offense to certain comments made by his friend. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

851. Thomas Hardy. Extremely bold ink signature, “Thomas Hardy,” on an off-white 4.75 x 1.25 slip affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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With his survival in doubt while covering the SpanishAmerican War, the celebrated author arranges financial care for his oldest son 852. Ernest Hemingway. Carbon DS, signed in ink “Ernest Hemingway Trustee for John Hadley Hemingway,” one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, January 4, 1937. Gustavus A. Pfeiffer begins “Dear Ernest, Pursuant to the right reserved to me under the terms of Paragraph IV of the Trust Agreement, made the 17th day of November, 1936, of which you are the Trustee, to deliver additional securities to become part of the Trust Estate thereunder, I, as Donor, am delivering herewith to you, as Trustee, Certificate #B424, for twenty-three (23) shares of William R. Warner & Company, Inc., Second Preferred Stock, having a par value of $100 per share.” Hemingway “acknowledges receipt of and accepts the above addition to the Trust Estate and agrees to administer the same according to the terms of the said Deed of Trust, dated November 17, 1936.” In fine condition, with a couple small tears to left edge, two pinholes to bottom edge, and some scattered mild spots of foxing over signature areas. Accompanied by a copy of the complete 14-page Deed of Trust, dated November 17, 1936, including a photocopy of this document and photocopies of three others signed by Hemingway. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

First published translation of any of James Joyce’s work, inscribed to The Dial’s James Sibley Watson 853. James Joyce. Signed book: Verbannte. One of just 600 copies. Switzerland: Rascher and Cie, 1919. Softcover, 5 x 7.5, 153 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “J. S. Watson, Jun with grateful regards James Joyce, Zurich Switzerland 9 xi 1919.” Autographic condition: very good, with uniform toning to page, a few tape repairs to edges, reinforcement to binding edge, and a bit of paper loss to edges. Book condition: G/None. Written while living in Zurich in 1918, Exiles was Joyce’s first and only attempt at writing a play. Though it was his least successful work, both critically and popularly, it did received a good amount of interest as Joyce’s career began to grow. This edition, translated into German and published by Rascher a year after its original publication, is the first time any of Joyce’s works were translated into another language. Inscribed to J. S. Watson, then-owner of the preeminent modern American literary magazine The Dial, this is a highly collectible edition from one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Incredibly rare 1919 portrait of the author at his peak—his Ulysses period! 854. James Joyce. Extremely rare vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 5.25 post-

card photo of Joyce resting his head upon his right arm and looking straight into the camera, signed in the lower border in black ink, “With compliments, James Joyce, 6/1/[1]919.” In very good to fine condition, with a crease to the right side of the photo, moderate silvering to dark areas of the image, and slight irregular adhesion to signature. During the period of this photo, Joyce was in the middle of writing Ulysses—doubtlessly one of the most influential works of the 20th century—which was at the same time being serialized in The Little Review. Joyce is ultra-rare in signed photos, this being the only one we have offered in 30 years. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Kerouac’s sequel to On the Road

855. Jack Kerouac. Signed book: Visions of Cody. First edition, limited issue, numbered 113/750. NY: New Directions, 1960. Hardcover, 5.25 x 8.5, 128 pages. Signed on the colophon in blue ballpoint. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Visions of Cody recapitulates many of the events in On the Road and is heavily focused on the character of Neal Cassady. Kerouac considered it to be his masterwork. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 154 | September 18, 2013 | ART & LITERATURE

A poignant letter anguished by his son’s health

856. Victor Hugo. Unsigned autograph letter in French, one page, 4 x 5.25, no date, but Paris circa 1872. A carefully penned letter written at two in the morning, to a female friend, “Alas, Madame, I will not see you this morning. My son has just been affected by a fever that has gone to his brain and I spend every moment next to his bed. Please excuse me and pray for me. Soon, I hope, I will have the honour and the happiness of presenting you my hommages.” A professionally repaired tear to the upper right quadrant, otherwise fine condition. Hugo’s last surviving son, François-Victor, fell ill in 1872 and lingered for over a year to die in December 1873. Although apparently written in a formal style, it is very possible that this letter is addressed to his longtime lover Juliette Drouet, whom Hugo continued to address formally during their intense and intimate correspondence of over forty years (which would explain the lack of a signature). RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)


858. D. H. Lawrence. ALS in German, signed “Love,

D. H. L.,” on a 5.5 x 3.5 photo postcard of Ile de Port-Cros (Var), no date, but postmarked October 15, 1928. Postcard to “Frau Dr. Else Jaffe” [his sister-in-law] in Heidelberg. In full (translated): “Saturday—Frieda came back last night by car from St. Raphael, because the silly little train was on strike. The Aldingtons wrote from the island, they say it is beautiful, and they enjoy it very much, and want us to join them. So we go Monday, when the sea is calm! I have sent you already my ‘collected poems.’” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning. Lawrence had married Frieda von Richtofen, from a well-known noble German family (including cousin ‘Red Baron’ Manfred von Richtofen) and was close to her siblings, among whom was Elsa Jaffé, one of the first female social scientists in Germany. He mentions the poet Richard Aldington, and his own Collected Poems that had just been published. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exchanging books with scandalous author Elinor Glyn 859. Jack London.

TLS, one page, 8.5 x 6.5, blind-stamped personal letterhead, March 1, 1911. Letter to Elinor Glyn. In part: “To save my life, remembering your disinclination for sociological studies and novels, I have been hard-put to find enough of my books on the ranch to send you. I have managed to dig up eleven. Please tell me how you like some of them. When I tell you that this is the first time I have ever exchanged books, or offered to exchange books with anybody, you will appreciate the almost maidenly embarrassment with which I waited an answer from you.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and two small circular spots of toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

860. Henri Matisse. Signed

book: Ulysses. Limited edition of 1500 copies (this being No. 529). NY: Limited Editions Club, 1935. Hardcover, 9.25 x 12, 363 pages. Signed on the colophon in pencil “Henri Matisse.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

861. W. Somerset Maugham.

ALS signed “W. S. Maugham,” one page, 5 x 8.25, Villa Mauresque letterhead, January 17. Letter of thanks to a woman. In part: “Thank you very kindly for giving me such an ingenious & charming present for my birthday. I marvel at the ingenuity of the craftsmen who design such things.” In very good condition, with some mild toning and foxing, and a spot over greeting. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

862. H. L. Mencken. TLS signed “Mencken,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, The American Mercury letterhead, December 3. Letter to a friend. In part: “The MacFadden Breck is surely tempting, but I keep you away from it for a plain reason. You yourself now find that the Methodists hail you as a brother. I fear that they’d use anything I printed to promote their idiotic Clean Books Bill... Judge is barred from the mails for a few harmless jocosities, and the MacFadden rubbish goes through without challenge. God knows, we meet too seldom.” In fine condition, with a light diagonal crease to lower right corner. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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“I still believe that all those scoundrels should be hanged at sight” 863. H. L. Mencken.

Signed book: The American Language. Later printing. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 769 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “For James Gutman…with best wishes, H. L. Mencken, 1936.” Also includes a TLS signed with his initials, one page, 8.25 x 5.25, personal letterhead, no year. In part: “The book for Mr. Gutman has been autographed…My best thanks for the badges, and for the tract against capital punishment. But I still believe that all those scoundrels should be hanged at sight.” Book itself is in very good condition, with heavy irregular toning to signed page; dust jacket is brittle and in poor condition, with numerous tears, paper loss, and complete separations (dust jacket spine entirely detached with portions absent); TLS in fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

864. Prosper Merimee. French dramatist, historian, archaeologist, and short story writer (1803–1870); one of his stories was the basis of the opera Carmen. Original ink sketch of horses in various states on an off-white 6.5 x 7 sheet, with Merimee adding a pencil sketch of a turbaned rider to the outline of a leaping horse. In fine condition, with subtle creases and foxing. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Milne’s Christopher Robin grows up: “Got out of the Army last July, after 4 years in the Middle East and Italy” 865. A. A. Milne. ALS, one page both sides, 5 x

6.75, Cotchford Farm letterhead, 1949. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “Not only do you know all about films, but you are the only person I know who knows all about films…Albert Rutherston (see Who’s Who, if you’ve never heard of him) has a wife Marjory who ran a furniture shop for some years up to 1942, by which time Hitler had killed it. She wants to get to work again, and wondered if there was any opening in the film world for a furniture expert—as I think she can claim to be. She asked me, who knows nothing about such things, so I said I would ask you…I could pass on your answer quite easily, whether it was a decided ‘no,’ or something a little more encouraging…How are you, and how is your boy? Mine got out of the Army last July, after 4 years in the Middle East and Italy, went back to Cambridge for a year, and is now looking for a job.” A rusty paperclip mark to the upper border and a few mild creases, otherwise fine condition. The Rutherston he mentions was a painter and illustrator. His son, Christopher Robin, upon whom the Pooh character was based, he wanted to join the military when WWII broke out but failed the medical exam; the elder Milne used his influence to secure him a position with the second training battalion of the Royal Engineers. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The emerging American playwright puts in a good word for a young actress: “Tell him you played ‘Pearl’ in ‘The Moon’—damn well, let me add” 866. Eugene O’Neill. ALS signed “Gene O’Neill,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Peaked Hill Bar letterhead,

September 13, 1922. Letter to Jeanie Begg. In full: “This in much haste to catch the Coast Guards who are just going in Town with mail. Your special arrived only this moment. Specials and wires mean nothing to us as we’ve no phone and there’s no delivery in this solitude. My advice is: Go see Arthur Hopkins. Tell him I sent you. Show him this letter, if need be. Tell him you played ‘Pearl’ in ‘The Moon’–damn well, let me add. And see what he says. Personally, I doubt if he is casting anything at present. And when I come down to town I promise to speak to him personally about you. This will be within two or three weeks. All luck to you!!” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and scattered creases and wrinkles, otherwise fine condition. In 1916, the up-and-coming playwright Eugene O’Neill headed to Cape Cod to join a group of writers and artists who had begun presenting their plays there. When their productions, including O’Neill’s play Bound East for Cardiff, gained greater notice than anticipated, the Provincetown Players moved their theater to New York City. It was there that young actress Jeani Begg opened as Pearl in his The Moon of the Caribbees in the fall of 1918. Writing from his shack on the dunes of Peaked Hill Bar in Cape Cod, where he continued to spend his summers, the playwright encourages her to get in touch with Arthur Hopkins, the first producer to put O’Neill on Broadway. Offering warm praise of the actress’s work—“tell him you played ‘Pearl’ in ‘The Moon’—damn well, let me add.”—he promises to also put in a word for her upon his return to the city. A lovely letter from the playwright who, still an emerging artist himself, consistently did his part in helping others get their start. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I have written a play involving tuberculosis. It is called ‘The Straw’”

The beloved Peter Rabbit author issues a receipt from her charitable nursing association

867. Eugene O’Neill. TLS, one

page, 8.25 x 11, March 24, 1927. From Bermuda, O’Neill writes to a woman at the Chicago Tuberculosis Institute. In full: “I have written a play involving tuberculosis. It is called ‘The Straw,’ and is in the books of my plays. It was produced in New York for a short run in 1921. I wish you would read it and let me know if you think it is the kind you want.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a light spot to left side. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

868. Beatrix Potter. British author and illustrator (1866–1943)

whose Edwardian-era tales of naughty rabbits, ‘bad’ mice, and other amusingly mischievous animals take a place among the most enduring and beloved works in the annals of children’s literature. Her first and best-known book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, has sold more than 40 million copies since it was first published in 1902. Partly-printed DS, signed “H. B. Heelis,” one page, 4.25 x 2.5, March 1, 1928. Receipt lightly stamped on the top, “Hawkshead and District Nursing Association,” for £ 1-0-0 from Mrs. Wright, signed at the bottom by Potter, as treasurer of the association. In fine condition, with a couple vertical folds and creases, one in between initials. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 157


Horse sketch form the great artist of the American West 869. Frederic Remington.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of a jumping horse on an off-white 3.75 x 2.75 card. In fine condition, with some mild scattered soiling. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The famed sculptor questions critic Octave Mirbeau’s promise 870. Auguste Rodin. ALS in French, signed “Rodin,” one page, 3.5 x 3, no date, but postmarked October 22, 1899. Letter to American painter John Alexander. In full (translated): “My dear friend, Mirbeau promises for the 3rd November. Is this possible?” Under his signature, Rodin adds, “My respects to Madame.” Rodin has also addressed the integral address panel to Alexander, “artiste peintre.” In fine condition, with a few scattered creases and some light show-through from cancellations on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

872. Maurice Sendak. Signed

book: Where the Wild Things Are. Later edition. NY: Harper and Row, 1963. Hardcover, 1 x 9.25. Signed on the half-title page in black ink. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/ None. Accompanied by a glossy 5 x 7 publicity photo of Sendak, also signed in black ink. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Accenting his beloved classic with a ‘Wild Thing’ sketch

873. Maurice Sendak. Signed book: Where the Wild Things Are. Later printing. NY: Harper and Row, 1963. Hardcover with dust jacket, 10.25 x 9.25. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “To the Eddy Collection—Maurice Sendak,” with a whimsical quick sketch of one of his ‘Wild Things.’ Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG+. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Incredible relic from the daily life of the 12-year-old painter-to-be 871. Egon Schiele. Schiele’s personally-owned and -used railway pass, 4 x 2.25, August 26, 1903, filled out in another hand and signed in pencil by Schiele. Mounted to the reverse of an original carte-de-visite portrait of Schiele as a 12-year-old child bearing an embossed stamp of the Viennese railway. Includes the original identification pass folder. Scattered soiling and small areas of paper loss to edges of the pass, rubbing and surface loss to surface of the image, and Schiele’s signature extremely light but mostly visible, otherwise very good condition. Until his retirement in 1902, Schiele’s father worked as stationmaster in Tulln an der Donau. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Remarkable letter from the legendary German intellectual peddling his reviews to a local publication— only the second Schiller we have ever offered! 874. Friedrich Schiller. German

poet, philosopher, and playwright (1759– 1805) who had a productive relationship with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Exceedingly rare ALS in German, signed “Schiller,” one page, 7.25 x 4.5, circa November 1788. Untranslated letter to German economist and jurist Gottlieb Hufeland, the editorin-chief of Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung (the General Literature Newspaper), transmitting a review of playwright Carlo Goldoni’s autobiography. Red wax seal remnants remain affixed to left corners. Central vertical fold, subtle diagonal crease affecting the very end of the signature’s paraph, superficial paper loss to upper right corner tip, tiny tear to left edge, and moderate show-through from ink notations to reverse, otherwise fine condition. When Gottlieb Hufeland began teaching at Jena in 1788, Schiller agreed to write for the university’s Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung, offering a number of well-received reviews, most notably those of Goethe’s Egmont and of Burger’s poems. Still somewhat shaken from the harsh reception of his last play, Don Carlos, he shied away from poetic work during this time, instead consuming himself with historical and critical articles. Offering the second part of his two-part review of Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni’s autobiography (the first part of which appeared in Christoph Wieland’s Teutscher Merkur, another publication that frequently showcased his work), this is an extraordinarily rare letter involving the work that consumed this period of the great poet’s new life in Weimar. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

875. George Bernard Shaw.

ANS signed “G. Bernard Shaw,” on a 3.5 x 4.5 postcard, personal letterhead, January 9, 1915. Brief note to H. J. Rubinstein. In full: “Send it along by all means.” Shaw has also addressed the reverse of the postcard. In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling and slight edge curling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

876. George Bernard Shaw. Vintage

matte-finish 3.5 x 5.25 close-up photo, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ink, “Bernard Shaw ci-devant Sebastiano Venier, as discovered by Edward Wellen, Ayot Saint Lawrence 1949.” In fine condition, with a couple light brushes to inscription as well as a couple of partial fingerprints. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 159


“This is a childish forgery—obviously” 877. George Bernard Shaw. Nobel Prize–winning Irish dramatist and critic (1856–1950) who takes a place among the most distinguished and influential literary figures of his time. Unusual typed manuscript of an unidentified ‘Preface’ or letter supposedly written by Shaw, seven pages, 8 x 10.25, signed on the first page in red ink, “This is a childish forgery—obviously, G. B. S., 25/8/36.” The faked manuscript is written as a letter to an aspiring poet, containing various thoughts on poetry, writing, and politics. Three fragile horizontal mailing folds and binding holes to the left border, otherwise fine condition. A unique item that demonstrates Shaw’s feisty personality. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I sent you a rough sketch for the jacket for C. R. story book. I think it is a good idea to introduce all the Pooh characters in a suitable background”

The ‘America’ lyricist pens a verse and adds the date of its first performance

878. Ernest Shepard. Eng-

lish artist and book illustrator (1879–1976) known especially for his human-like animals in illustrations for Winniethe-Pooh by A. A. Milne. Rare ALS, one page, 5.25 x 7, Woodmancote letterhead, October 11, 1960. Letter to German book publisher Frank Hermann. In full: “I sent you a rough sketch for the jacket for C. R. story book. I think it is a good idea to introduce all the Pooh characters in a suitable background. I have suggested that the lettering might be on a panel but there would be no objection to it being in strong black overlaid, as in the world of C. R. & Pooh. The colours will of course be stronger than in this chalk rough.” In fine condition, with a pencil notation near top and some light wrinkles and creases. The Christopher Robin Story Book to which Shepard refers to in this letter was published by Methuen in 1960. This letter is rich in content, with Shepard still providing illustrations for the books, despite his resentment of the characters that would overshadowthe rest of his career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 160 | September 18, 2013 | ART & LITERATURE

879. Samuel Francis Smith. AQS on a 4 x 5.25 off-white sheet.

Smith pens the first third of ‘America.’ In full: “Let music swell the breeze / And ring from all the trees / Sweet freedom’s song / Let mortal tongues awake / Let all that breathe partake / Let rocks their silence break / The sound prolong.” Signed at the conclusion, “S. F. Smith, Written in 1832, Penned March 25, 1892, First sung in Park St. Ch., Boston, July 4, 1832.” Sheet is affixed to an identical size piece of cardstock. In very good condition, with uniform toning from previous display and dampstaining to lower left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


880. Richard B. Sheridan. ALS

signed “R. B. Sheridan,” one page, 7.25 x 9, no date. Letter to Charles Carpenter Esq. In full: “Tho’ I write to you on the road to Winchester I shall be in Town Monday or Tuesday—I will not fail you respecting the security—a small sum only is necessary to receive it & place it in your hands which will be accomplished in the beginning of the week. I wish also to see you about other matters.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and just a bit of mild toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

881. John Steinbeck.

TLS, one page, 8.25 x 11, personal letterhead, April 21, 1958. Letter to Marguerite Tuttle. In full “We called your sister on returning on friday [sic] from our visits to the Forman and the Eaglebrook schools. We liked what we saw in both places. I have made application for the Forman School in so far as it is possible before they see the boy and also for the Eaglebrook. On returning I had a long and concise conference with the boy’s mother. I found her quite cooperative. She agreed to take the boys to visit the schools as soon as she could. I shall check on this and if she delays it too long I shall take them myself. I believe that both schools are holding places for the boys unless of course it is delayed beyond measure. I simply wanted to assure you that we think your choices are excellent and that we hope the boys may be found cceptable [sic]. Thank your [sic] very much for your thoughtful effort. I do hope it works out.” A staple and rusty paperclip mark to top left and an office stamp to top right, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

882. John Steinbeck. Crisp vintage ink signature, “John Steinbeck,” on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet of his personal stationery. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

From the Treasure Island author while “at sea” 883. Robert Louis Stevenson. Scarce and boldly penned ink signature and inscription, “An autograph for Siegfried Rahn, from Robert Louis Stevenson, Feb. 19th 1893, at sea,” on an offwhite 4.5 x 7 sheet. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (vertical fold passing through last letter of his first name). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

884. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Ink signature,

“Very truly yours, H. B. Stowe, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1876,” on an offwhite 3 x 1.5 card. In fine condition, with some light toning along bottom edge and small mounting remnants to reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

885. Thomas Sully. Britishborn American painter of portraits and historical scenes (1783–1872) such as Washington’s Passage of the Delaware. ALS signed “Thos Sully,” one page, lightly-lined, 7.75 x 9.75, December 24, 1865. Letter to his four granddaughters. In full: “I have left you certain portions of my estate in equal shares. My desire is that to save the inconvenience of a joint ownership, you collect the principal of the mortgages and turn the other bequests into money and divide equally among you so that each may invest for herself.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope on which Sully has written, “For my Four Granddaughters / Sally, Elizabeth, Susan, and Mary.” Sully had completed his will just six days earlier. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Exceptionally scarce first edition of Stoker’s classic Dracula 886. Bram Stoker.

Incredibly scarce first [British] edition, second issue of Dracula, Westminster, England: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75, 390 pages. Book condition: G+/None. ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 7.75, Lyceum Theatre letterhead, September 19, 1891. A letter to London publisher William Heinemann. In full: “I enclose some of the pictures which Miss Terry has 1. photo ET [Ellen Terry] on drum & Kate Terry with eyeglass. 2. photo E.T. sitting as boy with black trousers 85 woman with eyeglass. 3. photo E.T. a boy young woman holding hand 4. pencil drawing Mrs. Siddons as Lady Macbeth. 5. pen 85 ink drawing H.I. [Henry Irving] by Bastien Lepage. 6. letter of Charles Kean. 7. book with etching of E.T. Miss Terry values these very much such as they are & of course they will be kept safe & not injured. 4 & 5 are really valuable. Please let me have a line in acknowledgement.��� Letter is in very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, a small separation to spine, and horizontal fold through portion of first name of signature. This letter was written to Heinemann the year before he started his publishing company. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Very rare book from Jonathan Swift’s library, with a beautiful signed quote by the famous writer 887. Jonathan Swift. Signed book: A Commentary Upon

the Whole Booke of Judges. Preached First and Delivered in Sundrie Lectures. London: Imprinted by Felix Kyngston for Thomas Mann, 1615. Contemporary replacement hardcover, 7.25 x 11, 970 pages. Signed in ink on the title page, “Liber Johannis Swift non est mortale quod opto 1698” [translated: What I desire is not mortal]. Book also bears a presentation inscription on the second free end page, preceding the title page, “S. R. Mason. Presented by Dr. A. C. Webber January 1856. Cambridge, Mass.” Autographic condition: very good, with scattered moderate toning and foxing to signed page, not affecting the crispness or legibility of the signature, and a few ink notations. Book condition: G+/None, in NF slipcase. For his part, the famed Puritan writer Jonathan Swift was both a historian who recorded the trials and tribulations of the 17th century, and a type of soothsayer who looked forward to comment on the problems that plague the 20th century. His various works, including Gulliver’s Travels, satirized Puritanism, but his works also focused on the centuries old problem of alienation. An ordained Anglican priest, Swift was known to fervently defend the Church of Ireland, while his works would later attack not only Puritans, but any religion he felt was in decline or led by men participating in ‘evil’ practices. To think—this copy of A Commentary Upon the Whole Booke of Judges was once part of Swift’s personal library, likely used as inspiration, or perhaps as a target of satire, by one the greatest writers of the Enlightenment Movement. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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888. Arthur Szyk. Polish-

born American artist (1894–1951) best known for his works on Jewish subjects and his anti-Axis illustrations and caricatures during World War II. Collection of seven items, consisting of blocks of Israeli postage stamps, philatelic souvenirs, and commemorative covers, all designed by Szyk, each signed in blue ink by Szyk. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce portrait of one of the greatest figures of world literature 889. Rabindranath Tagore. Ben-

gali poet, playwright, philosopher, and author (1861–1941) who became the first non-European to win a Nobel Prize (Literature) in 1913. Quite uncommon vintage 3 x 5.25 postcard photo of the author, neatly signed in the lower border in black ink, “Rabindranath Tagore.” Moderate silvering to dark background, visible only at an angle, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

890. H. G. Wells. ALS, one page, 4.25 x 3.25, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to “My dear Norman.” In full: “Alas! I can’t come & lunch with you on Saturday for I will never never never write a politico financial novel.” Scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I have been overwhelmed with work and business propositions for the forthcoming exhibition of the Society of British Artists”

891. James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Pioneering and influential American-born artist (1834–1903), best known for his distinctively evocative portraits, city-scenes, and landscapes. Uncommon ALS signed “J. McNeill Whistler,” one page both sides, 7 x 4.5, circa late 1880s. Letter to “Miss Mackenzie.” In part: “I am so very sorry to have missed you this time—but I have been overwhelmed with work and business propositions for the forthcoming exhibition of the Society of British Artists. I hope you will be in town for the private view—and I have told the Society to send you a card.” In very good condition, with a central vertical fold (passing through a letter of the signature), a few creases, and light scattered foxing. Whistler had joined the Society of British Artists in 1884 and was elected president of the organization in June 1886; he was closely involved with their winter exhibition held in 1886–87. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Whitman requests copies of the Philadelphia Press in which ‘A Death-Bouquet’ appeared

892. Walt Whitman. Brief ALS, on a 5 x 3 postcard, February 2,

1890. To Melville Phillips at the Philadelphia Press Newspaper Office. In full: “If convenient would you send me by mail six copies Press of to-day. Sunday? Direct.” Reverse is addressed in Whitman’s hand to Phillips. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning, a light brush to top right affecting small portion of date and text, and a couple brushes and soiling to address side. Taken from ‘With Walt Whitman in Camden, Volume 6’ by Horace Traubel: ‘Monday, February 3, 1890… Said the appearance of his little piece in yesterday’s Press was ‘the first notion’ he had that ‘it was bought by a syndicate.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I have mostly given my hours to Finnegan’s Wake, not to Ulysses” 893. Thornton Wilder. ALS, one

page both sides, 6 x 3.5, personal letterhead, July 19, 1955. Letter reads, in part: “It seems to me that you are on the track of something very big and far-reaching. But I have mostly given my hours to Finnegan’s Wake, not to Ulysses. The person you should send this to is that remarkable lawyer Mr. Klein…who has published explications of two books of Ulysses which reveal them to be far more complicatedly composed than we had previously thought.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Tom Wolfe presents a copy of Look Homeward Angel to “a fellow townsman” 894. Thomas Wolfe. Signed book: Look Homeward Angel.

First edition. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1931. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75, 626 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To Win Tilson from a fellow townsman, Tom Wolfe, July 10, 1934.” Autographic condition: scattered toning and soiling, not detracting from the bold signature and inscription, otherwise fine. Book condition: VG-/None. Tilson and Wolfe were both from Asheville, North Carolina, fictionalized in the novel as Altamont, Catawba. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Virginia Woolf signs a rare limited edition of a book based in part on her lover 895. Virginia Woolf. British author (1882–1941) revered as one of the most important writers in the English language. Signed book: Orlando. Limited edition of 861 copies (this being number 787). NY: Crosby Gaige, 1928. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.25, 331 pages. Signed in purple fountain pen on the reverse of the half-title page. Autographic condition: fine, with a bit of mild edge toning. Book condition: VG/ None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Magnificent original 1956 blueprints for his controversial hometown civic auditorium, Madison, Wisconsin’s Monona Terrace 896. Frank Lloyd Wright.

Original printed blueprint, 56.5 x 18, of Wright’s design headed “Elevation from Lake Mon on a 1/32˝= 1´-0˝,” signed in brown ink, “F Ll W/56,” in a 1 x 1 square box shaded in red pencil. Blueprint shows the civic auditorium from Lake Monona, the fountain, and the top of the Madison State Capitol building can be seen in the distance. Rolled and in very good condition, with toning and some tape to edges from previous display (all of which could be easily matted out), scattered creases and wrinkles, and printing several shades light but still visible. In 1938, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a design for a civic auditorium that would link Lake Monona, surrounded on three sides by the city of Madison with the Wisconsin State Capitol building two blocks away. The proposal was defeated by one vote, but in the postwar economic boom of 1955, the city reconsidered and asked Wright to undertake the project. This stunning blueprint was completed in 1956, just one year before a state law would again bring the project to a halt; reducing the height of a lakefront building to 20 feet, the new law was considered by the mayor to be ‘a regrettable insult to Wisconsin’s most renowned living citizen,’ an evaluation with which Wright agreed, of course. In January of 1959, legislators passed a bill repealing the law and again turned to Wright—in the three final months of his life, he completed his last rendering of the building. After another 35 years of back-and-forth, the city of Madison finally began construction on Monona Terrace in 1994, completing its construction three years later, nearly sixty years after Wright’s original proposal. Blueprints from any of the legendary architect’s buildings are highly sought after—with its fascinating background story and high profile struggle to materialize, the Monona Terrace blueprint holds even greater appeal. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

897. Frank Lloyd Wright.

TLS, one page, 11 x 8.5, Taliesin letterhead, March 12, 1940. Short letter to Keith Fox. In full: “Judging from you and your letter I should say you were my people and that my duty and my pleasure would be to work with you.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and two light areas of toning to left blank border. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

898. Emile Zola. Original personal calling card bearing Zola’s name, 4 x 2.5, signed in black ink below a lengthy note in French, “Emile Zola.” Handwritten note translated in full: “With regret of being unable to confirm the translation of my next novel to Mr. Cohn, I have treated with a translator already.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Prior to participating in MoMA’s legendary International Style exhibition, Wright rails against fellow architect Richard Neutra: “Out of the flimsiest qualifications imaginable, he seems to have ballyhooed himself to the point where I now find him” 899. Frank Lloyd Wright. TLS, signed “F.

LL. W.,” two pages, one 8.25 x 19 and one 8.25 x 9.5, Taliesin letterhead, January 19, 1932. Wright writes to Lewis Mumford, with many handwritten corrections and notations by Wright throughout, with Wright’s comments in brackets. In part: “I consented to join the affair thinking I would be among my peers: I heard only of Corbusier, Mies et al. I found a handpicked select group including Hood and Neutra….As for the exception of Neutra. It applies to a type I have learned to dislike, by cumulative experience, and to suffer from. He came here to work, 1924 I think, after a sojourn with Holabird and Root, marking-in plumbing on plans. He was worthless…and left after nine months. Previous to this he had been in the publicity department of the city of Vienna, had gone from there to Mendelsohn, and they built several cottages together since published by Neutra with Mendelsohn’s name deleted. Characteristic! He went to Los Angeles to join Schindler. I think both are jews and were friends in Vienna. He wrote a book as one familiar with building methods in America [‘Wie Baut Amerika’]. Pretentious in the circumstances! There his publicity training began to work. He got a [half-baked] building he called the ‘health house’ built on Corbusier-lines absolutely, which I learned in an interesting manner….the mother brought a reprinted sheet of press notices about this marvelous house, ‘the details of which had been under consideration in the Neutra brain for four years.’…notices had been made up with a photo of Neutra in the middle, re-photographed and reprinted, propagandizing this ‘great’ European architect as the Messiah of a new system, hailing the order of a new day….This was bout three years after he had left Taliesin…. Then came the International architectural School in Los Angeles—Neutra and Schindler—with false pretenses in every line of the ballyhoo, Neutra taking the circuit…and lecturing as ‘great-architect-in-America’ when he went to Europe and ‘great-architect-in-Europe’ when in America, and ‘great-architect-in-both-countries’ when in Japan, where he went to follow up a friendship with a Japanese couple, who were here at the same time he was.

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Well, out of the flimsiest qualifications imaginable, he seems to have ballyhooed himself to the point where I now find him. Hitchcock [& Johnson] supporting him because I imagine, he was the Internationalist—propaganda over here and a ‘ringer’ for the adored Corbusier? [Perhaps we should admire them–and] well, you will say, what of it? And I would say so, too, but for the fact that this imitation of our national high-power salesmanship is what is the matter with everything in our blessed, damned country. And any modesty, or probity, or prowess any man might have or pursue is wasted, or rendered futile by the brazen pretense of any man with little or no talent so he [takes the proper attitudes and] can make the proper noises with his mouth. I am against making star architects by such methods [but I will be in the hopeless minority]. Neutra is the eclectic ‘up to date,’ copying the living. Hood was the eclectic copying the dead; is now the improved eclectic, copying the living. I do not propose to ‘take the road’ in fellowship with eclecticism in any form! [It is too late to compromise now.] I will stand aside, as I’ve said, and let the ballyhoo go by. I think, however, I should not meantime be silent or give in.” Wright’s lengthy handwritten postscript, signed “FLW,” reads in part: “Enclosed with letter to PJ a short article to the Neuter inspired by a well written ‘writing off’ of Architecture…I want you to tell me directly, no matter how uncomplimentary, what you think of my action? Will you?” In fine condition, with a few small notations to top right corner of first page. Accompanied by the aforementioned two-page article “To the Neuter,” rife with comments and corrections in Wright’s hand, and an unsigned, hand-corrected copy of Wright’s letter to Philip Johnson, dated January 19, 1932, in part: “I find myself rather a man without a country, architecturally speaking, at the present time. If I keep on working another five years, I shall be at home again, I feel sure. But meantime the scramble of the propagandist ‘international’ for the band-wagon must have taken place and the procession must be well on it’s way, without me. It seems to me, I see too much at stake for me to countenance a hand-picked group of men in various stages of eclecticism by riding around the country with them, as though I approved of them and their work as modern, when I distinctly do not only disapprove but positively condemn them.” Also accompanied by a Western Union telegram from Wright to Mumford, dated January 21, in full: “All right Lewis your sincere friendship trusted I will stay in the New York show. The two exceptions I made were chiefly important because showing up the show as the usual politics and propaganda.” In 1931, Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson began organizing what was arguably the most important architectural exhibition since the Chicago World’s Fair: the International Style show at MoMA. Inviting those now recognized as the most significant architects of the 20th

century—Wright, Le Corbusier, Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Hood, and Neutra—they aimed to define a new ‘International Style’ that would encapsulate the modern architecture developing around the world. Initially pleased to have his work presented alongside his peers—“I heard only of Corbusier, Mies et al.”—Wright was outraged upon hearing of the inclusion of Richard Neutra and grew anxious to distance himself from the show. In this extraordinary letter, capturing the fire and fury of the famously temperamental architect, Wright offers a lengthy account of Neutra’s career. Beginning with his brief employment at Taliesin, during which “he was worthless,” Wright moves on to explain how the “propagandist” architect’s experience in publicity was the cornerstone of his newfound celebrity. Telling of the cottages built in collaboration with Mendelsohn yet attributed wholly to himself, of his “pretentious” book written as an expert on American architecture, of widely circulated doctored photographs that presented him alongside his “half-baked building he called the ‘health house’ built on Corbusierlines absolutely,” Wright relentlessly attacks Neutra’s credibility as an innovative architect. When friend and up-and-coming architecture critic Lewis Mumford read this letter—one of many impassioned rants he would find himself the recipient of over their thirty-year correspondence—he seemingly replied encouraging Wright to remain in the exhibition. The accompanying telegram of Wright’s response confirms that he would in fact participate. Although his work was featured in the show, it was withheld from Hitchcock and Johnson’s book, released in conjunction with the exhibit. While the pair claimed that the omission was because his work had not kept up with the modern style, it is likely that Wright’s ill-tempered and insult-laden letter to Johnson (a copy of which is offered with this lot) had something to do with the decision. This is a truly remarkable letter with essential accompaniments, capturing the sharp tongue of America’s greatest architect, and containing excellent content regarding the famous International Style exhibit and the now-celebrated Richard Neutra. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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900. American Authors

901. Artists

902. Artists

903. Authors

904. Authors

905. Authors

906. Authors

907. Authors

908. Authors

909. Authors

910. Authors

911. Authors

912. Ray Bradbury

913. Ray Bradbury

914. Frances Hodgson Burnett

915. Edgar Rice Burroughs

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916. Arthur C. Clarke

917. Classic Authors

918. Pat Conroy

919. Countee Cullen

920. George and Daphne du Maurier

921. John Gregory Dunne

922. Charles Dana Gibson

923. Charles Dana Gibson

924. Allen Ginsberg

925. Grandma Moses

926. Zane Grey

928. Keith Haring

929. Keith Haring

930. William S. Hays

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927. Edgar Guest MB $100

931. Ernest Hemingway: Gregorio Fuentes MB $100

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932. Al Hirschfeld MB $100

936. Klabund MB $100

940. Roy Lichtenstein

933. David Hockney MB $100

9 3 4 . O l i v e r We n d e l l Holmes, Sr

937. Selma Lagerlof

938. Ring Lardner

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935. Laura Riding Jackson MB $100

939. Roy Lichtenstein MB $100

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941. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

942. Norman Mailer

943. Norman Mailer

944. Edwin Markham

945. Richard Matheson

946. Andre Maurois

947. James Michener

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948. Thomas Moore

949. Mystery Writers MB $150

950. Mystery Writers

951. LeRoy Neiman

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952. LeRoy Neiman

953. Eugene O’Neill

954. Photographers

955. Poets

956. Poets MB $100

957. Poets and Playwrights

958. Anne Rice MB $100

959. Edward Arlington Robinson

960. Norman Rockwell

961. Norman Rockwell

962. Science Fiction Authors

963. Science Fiction Authors

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964. Ernest Thompson Seton

965. Albert Payson Terhune

966. William Makepeace Thackeray

967. John Updike

968. Victor Vasarely

969. Andy Warhol

970. Andy Warhol

971. Andy Warhol

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972. Andy Warhol

973. Andy Warhol

976. John Wolcot

977. Jamie Wyeth

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974. Kate Douglas Wiggin MB $100

978. William L. Wyllie MB $100

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975. P. G. Wodehouse MB $200

979. Israel Zangwill MB $100


comic art & animation 981. Clare Briggs. Two items: an original vintage ink sketch of a young boy helping his sister blow her nose, on an off-white 5.5 x 2.75 sheet, signed, “Very Truly, Briggs, ’15”; and an ALS, signed “C. A. Briggs,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, New York Tribune letterhead, February 8, 1915. Letter forwarding the sketch reads, in part: “Your request for the autographed sketch I gladly enclose herewith.” Scattered toning to letter, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Lengthy Crumb letter rich with cartoon content and original sketches 982. Robert Crumb. ALS signed “Bob Crumb,” nine pages on three sets of adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 8.5, July 22, 1959. Letter to his best friend, and future brother-in-law, Marty Pahls. In part: “Yes, I’d like very much to see the Peter Rabbit comic with reprints by Harrison Cady…Say, can you send me those Felix stories or don’t you want to clip them out of the comics?…Since I have the daily Rick O’Shays, I don’t have one on hand to send you now…Ferd Johnson did a strip called ‘Texas Slim’ before he took over Moon Mullins…Stan [Lynde] says that [Harold] Grey is really a valuable person to the syndicate and they don’t want to lose him! He also explained to me why Grey makes his characters with blank eyeballs. It helps the reader get more out of a strip like Orphan Annie, the adventure type, when he has to imagine part of it for himself, because he will imagine what he likes to imagine. And helps him enjoy the strip more…Grey never draws a dead body. He will show alot of people standing around looking at a corpse, but he never actually shows it. The reader imagines the corpse more terrible than could be drawn. This increases the mood of the story.” On the last page of the letter, Crumb has done an ink sketch of a mustachioed potbellied Fred the Cat, wearing a business suit and hat. Also on one of the inside pages Crumb has drawn seven small panels picturing a hatted man’s head, the first in pencil, each one darker and darker with more ink. The sixth box is black except for the man’s eyeball. The seventh panel is captioned, “Oops! Too Much Shading!” The ink from the sixth panel has transferred onto page eight. Crumb has drawn a square around the transferred ink, captioning it, “Ink Blot Test.” In fine condition. An extremely early letter offering the desirable combination of marvelous content and original artwork. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Gargantuan Disney signature 983. Walt Disney. Huge and bold vintage ballpoint signature, “Walt Disney,” on an off-white 7 x 5.5 album page. In very fine condition. With approximate signature dimensions of 6 x 4, this is arguably one of the largest Disney signatures we have ever offered. Pre-certified Phil Sears and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

984. Walt Disney. Personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another hand and boldly signed by Disney, “Walter E. Disney,” payable to Walt Disney—Special Acct. for $650, stamp-dated February 6, 1957. In very fine condition, with expected cancellation holes and bank stamps (one stamp just touching the top of the signature). Pre-certified Phil Sears and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

985. Walt Disney. Scarce vintage crayon ‘block letter’ signature and inscription, “To Jane Clair—With my best wishes, Walt Disney,” on an off-white 7.75 x 9.25 card bearing affixed magazine photos of Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. Card is affixed to a slightly larger off-white sheet. Mild scattered toning and soiling, and the affixed Donald Duck covering an insignificant portion of the inscription, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Phil Sears, who notes that this is a late 1930s signature in Disney’s rarer ‘block’ style. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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990. John Cullen Murphy.

tage red artist’s pencil signature and inscription, “To George, Best wishes, Walt Disney,” on an off-white 5.25 x 2 clipped section of a creamcolored presentation mat. Beautifully double-suedematted and framed with a color portrait of Disney and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 25.5 x 29.5. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, with a few spots over portions of signature. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Phil Sears. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

988. Disney: Joe Rinaldi.

Original ink, watercolor, and colored pencil artwork of Scrooge McDuck yelling at thieving birds on a 10 x 12 off-white sheet, signed in the lower border in black ink. Scattered creases, a light overall shade of toning, a few tears to right border which could be matted out, and a small hole to left border, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

989. J. M. Mulligan. Original

hand-inked one panel cartoon on a 9 x 11 off-white sheet. The undated cartoon shows a man who took a seat from a woman on the subway, with the caption reading, “It was a fair race, Madam, and I won.” Signed in bold artist’s pencil, “Mulligan.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 12.75 x 16.75. A uniform shade of mild toning, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

American cartoonist (1919– 2004) best known for taking over the strip Prince Valiant following the death of creator Hal Foster in 1982. Original signed ink sketch of a gargoyle perched atop a building on an off-white 10.75 x 8.75 card. In fine condition, with a pencil notation along top edge which could be easily matted out. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

991. Arnold Roth. Freelance cartoonist (b. 1929) whose work includes books, album covers, and advertisements. ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, July 7, 1960. Letter to a woman who asked for an explanation of a cartoon. In part: “A hurried explanation—the idea is that the blast went clear through to China (‘one from column ‘A,’ etc’ is standard parlance in Chinese restaurants when ordering from the menu)…I hope you’re not too dispappointed.” In the middle of the page Roth has added a small sketch of a woman asking him to explain the comic. In very good condition, with a paperclip impression to top, scattered toning to lower portion, and a small tear to top left. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 992. Charles Schulz. Color heavy stock calendar page, 13 x 10, featuring Snoopy and Peppermint Patty, signed in black felt tip, “Charles M. Schulz.” In fine condition, with a few scattered light creases. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

993. Charles Schulz. Original

signed felt tip sketch of Snoopy sitting at a school desk on an offwhite 23 x 14.5 sheet of artist’s cardstock, and also bearing 10 other sketches by cartoonists including Cyl Askins, Brian Brown, Roy Andersen, Lyn Gagis, and Jim Molica. In fine condition, with some light pencil remnants along top edge and some mild soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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classic music

Crisply signed and exceptionally scarce receipt from one of the most influential composers of all time, acknowledging a letter from his publisher and lender Sigmund Steiner 1010. Ludwig van Beethoven. Exceedingly rare and extremely

desirable manuscript receipt in German, signed “L. v. Beethoven,” one page, 7.5 x 8, Vienna, March 27, 1820. Certificate of receipt for a letter written to him by music publisher Sigmund Anton Steiner. In full (translated): “The letter sent to me at my address in Olbmuenz by S. A. Steiner arrived today from said S. A. Steiner safely and in good condition. Vienna, this 27th day of March, 1820.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through the “h” in his signature), trimmed bottom edge, moderate overall toning, and some unobtrusive circular staining to the left side (affecting no writing). In 1807, Sigmund Steiner founded a music publishing firm and store in Paternostergassel, near the Graben, publishing some 2000 musical works in the first five years and gaining the attention of Vienna’s musical elite. He began publishing Beethoven’s works around 1813,

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and quickly developed a deeper relationship with the financially unstable composer, repeatedly serving as his ‘private bank,’ offering loans and even investing money for him from time to time. By 1820, however, Beethoven owed over 3000 florins (or gulden), a portion of which dated back as far as five years; when Steiner, in a tough financial situation himself, finally demanded the repayment, Beethoven reacted with anger. Steiner remained patient and continued to hold the composer in high regard over the next four years, as the debt was slowly repaid, but Beethoven immediately began seeking alternate publishers, beginning plans for a new collection of sonatas with Adolf Schlesinger just weeks after sending this receipt. Anything signed by the legendary composer is phenomenally difficult to find and highly sought after; this piece, with the important association to his publisher and their well-known financial struggle, is one of only a handful we have ever offered! Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $2500)


1011. Nadia Boulanger. ALS in French,

one page, 8.25 x 5.25, Ecoles D’Art Americaines, Conservatoire de Musique letterhead, March 15, 1951. Letter to a friend expressing her sadness that she cannot attend the ballet as she is busy overseeing auditions at the conservatory. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold through a single letter of signature and a couple of other creases. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1012. Phillips Brooks. ALS, one page, 5 x 7.75, personal letterhead, December 6, 1885. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “It is very kind indeed in you to renew your invitation. But I must not hope to accept it…I have nothing which would be at all suitable for your purpose.” Removably encapsulated in a Mylar sleeve. A light block of toning over the main text, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

The famous tenor takes time for a self-portait in 1913 1015. Enrico Caruso. De-

sirable original vintage signed fountain pen selfportrait on an off-white 6 x 7.5 sheet, signed in the lower right, “Bon voyage, Enrico Caruso 1913.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning. Caruso had a whirlwind schedule in 1913 performing in New York, Boston, Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, and London. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare note from the master composer, referencing a renowned cellist

1013. Max Bruch.

AMQS on an off-white 7 x 4.5 sheet. Bruch pens three bars of music and lyrics from his 1864 cantana Frithjof, identifying the work below the quote and signed “Max Bruch, Breslau, 16.10.89.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and some light show-through from mounting remnants to top corners of reverse. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Bruch’s hand. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1014. Charles Wakefield Cadman. AMQS on

a trimmed off-white 6.5 x 3.5 album page. Cadman pens three bars of music, signing above and below, “Charles Wakefield Cadman, San Diego, 1914.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1016. Frederic Chopin. Polish composer (1810–1849) considered one of the great masters of Romantic music. Unsigned autograph note in French, one page, 2.75 x 2, no date. In full: “Mr Franchomme est prie de venir dire bon jour a son ami Baudiot né Cap (à la boule d’or).” Separated central vertical fold repaired with tape to reverse (some show-through), and light scattered foxing, otherwise very good condition. Auguste Franchomme, a French cellist and composer, was a close friend, and Chopin dedicated his Sonata for Cello and piano in G minor, op. 65 to him. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Fantastic collection of 20th century composers on a single page 1017. Composers. Excep-

tional group of vintage AMQSs on a single offwhite 7.75 x 9.25 sheet, with each composer penning a few bars of their music and signing below. Signers are: Ernst Toch, Paul Hindemith, Heinz Ti e s s e n , M a x Butting, Alexander Jemnitz, Kurt Weill, Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, Edmund Meisel, Ernst Krenek, Philipp Jarnach, and Fidelio Finke. An impeccable pencil portrait of Gustav Mahler has also been drawn at the top by an unknown artist. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1018. Alfred Cortot. AMQS

on an off-white 8.25 x 10.25 sheet of Bellvue-Stratford Hotel stationery. Cortot adds an intricate bar he identifies underneath as “Schumann’s Aufschwung.” Inscribed in French above the quote and signed “Alf Cortot.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a uniform shade of mild toning. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

1019. Cesar Cui. Army officer and composer (1835–1918) and a member of the group of Russian composers known as ‘The Five.’ ALS in French, signed “C. Cui,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, November 25, 1896. Untranslated letter to a friend. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1020. Walter Damrosch.

TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, National Bureau for Blind Artists, Inc. letterhead, December 15, 1938. Form letter soliciting a committee to benefit blind musicians. In part: “I have been aware for many years of a serious social problem existing in our country. This problem is concerned with the employment of blind musicians, many of whom although concert artists are compelled, through no fault of their own, either to play on the streets, remain in idleness at home, or to become public charges. I am happy therefore, to invite my friends and music lovers generally to serve with me on a sponsoring committee in the presentation of Alec Templeton…in a concert at Carnegie Hall.” Pencil notations to top and bottom, and some light toning to lower right, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“One of my 5 doctors has asked me not to go on a fast. All of you should dine for me” 1021. Gaetano Donizetti. Com-

poser (1797– 1848), born in Bergamo, Italy. He studied music at Bergamo and Bologna, and produced his first opera in 1818 at Venice. The work which carried his fame beyond Italy was Anna Bolena (1830), and he had several other successes, notably Lucia di Lammermoor (1835). Stricken by paralysis, he became mentally ill. ALS in Italian, signed “Donizetti,” one page, 7 x 8, no date. Letter to his friend, tenor and singing teacher Giovanni Marco Bordogni. In full (translated): “One of my 5 doctors has asked me not to go on a fast. All of you should dine for me, God knows how. I thank you 1000 times.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a couple small binder holes, and scattered light toning and soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Lengthy musical manuscript from his tragic opera

1022. Gaetano Donizetti. Prolific Italian composer in all forms, best known for his operas (1797–1848). Unsigned autograph musical manuscript, one page both sides, 12.25 x 4.75, no date. Donizetti pens 56 bars of music from his opera Il Castello di Kenilworth, identified at the top in an unknown hand. In very good condition, with a heavy central vertical fold, scattered ink marks and soiling, and trimmed bottom edge. This opera was first performed on July 6, 1829, at the Teatro San Carlo, Naples. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1023. Beniamino Gigli. Legendary

Italian tenor (1890– 1957) who takes a place among the most revered operatic artists of all time. Two one-page TLSs, one signed in full and one signed “B. Gigli,” dated 1931 and 1932, both to a young collector. One reads, in part: “I was most profoundly touched by your noble work of distributing ‘color and cheer’ to the dear negro children of the South.” In fine condition, with some scattered mild toning to both. Accompanied by a pre-printed signature on an off-white 4.25 x 2.75 card. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1024. Percy Grainger.

TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Hotel Muehlebach letterhead, March 15, 1924. Letter to an admirer. In part: “It was kind of you to write me and I wish I could arrange a meeting while you are in White Plains. Unfortunately, I am very little home, being away on concert tours almost all of the time, and when I do spend a few days at home, I am rushed to death.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a stamp below signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1025. Alfred Hertz.

German conductor (1872– 1942) best known as the director of the San Francisco Symphony. Vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 photo of Hertz, signed and inscribed in fountain pen with a lengthy German sentiment, and dated September 1927. In very good condition, with scattered foxing and spotting to surface, silvering to dark areas of the image, and some chipping to slightly trimmed edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1026. Josef Hofmann.

Three items: vintage 7 x 10 photo, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Josef Hofmann, Merion, Pa. 1933”; an AMQS on an off-white 5.5 x 7 sheet of Swastika stationery. Hofmann pens several bars from one of his works and signed underneath, “With compliments of Josef Hofman, Febr. 1925”; and a one-page TLS on Curtis Institute of Music letterhead, dated January 25, 1934, sending thanks for a birthday card. In fine condition, with some scattered light foxing to photo. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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1027. Josef Hofmann. TLS in German, signed “Dr. Josef Hofmann,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Curtis Institute of Music letterhead, December 30, 1936. Letter to an associate. In part (translated): “I’m happy that you liked my student Shura Cherkassky. It will surely interest you to hear that his success in Vienna and Poland were also exceptionally good. With this opportunity I would like to share with you in advance, that also a student of mine will come to Budapest. Among the female pianists, I consider Nadia Reisenberg to be every bit as talented and capable as Cherkassky is among the young male pianists.” In fine condition, with two punch holes to left edge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 1028. Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Czechoslo-

vakian-born composer (1897–1957) who, after producing much well-received ‘serious’ music, enjoyed great success as one of the most respected and in-demand film composers of the 1930s and 1940s. Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.25 real photo postcard of Korngold as a child prodigy, boldly signed in the upper left in black ink, “Erich Wolfgang Korngold, 29.V.1913,” adding a twomeasure quotation from his Trio, Op. 1. Blindstamped in the lower left by the photographer, L. Grillich of Vienna. In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1029. Pietro Mascagni. Italian

composer (1863– 1945) whose 1890 masterpiece ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ takes a place among the most beloved staples of the operatic repertoire. AMQS on an off-white 7.75 x 5.25 sheet. Mascagni pens four bars of music and lyrics to his 1891 opera ‘L’amico Fritz,’ writing the title at the top, signed and inscribed under the quote in Italian, and dated “Roma, 30.XII. ’912.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1030. Jules Massenet. Two letters, each in French, each signed “J. Massenet”: ALS, April 16, 1882, to a fellow composer, in part (translated): “I regret that the orchestral score of the Prelude to the 3rd Act of Herodiade hasn’t appeared yet—it won’t be long now and I will consider it an honor to send it to you immediately. Please accept my expression of collegiality”; and an ALS, October 21, 1902, in part (translated): “How very nice of you and your mother to remember your faithful friend.—O those days in Milan, Parma, and Paris!” In fine condition, with some mild toning. Accompanied by an unsigned Henri Manuel postcard photo. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1031. Ferdinando Paer. Italian-born com-

poser and opera director (1771–1839) who was one of the first teachers of the young Franz Liszt. ALS in French, one page, 5 x 8.25, May 19, 1817. Untranslated letter to Madame Naderman in Paris. Reverse of second integral page bears an address in Paer’s hand. In very good condition, with paper loss to top right, intersecting folds, a diagonal crease to lower left, pencil notation to top edge, some light toning, and signature a bit cramped. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Exceptionally rare manuscript for a lied from Op. 88

1032. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Prodigiously gifted German Romantic composer (1809–1847). His musical output represents virtu-

ally 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. Unsigned autograph musical manuscript, one page, 8 x 3, no date. Mendelssohn pens seven bars from his lied “Der wandernde Musikant,” which he titles at the top, and adds the lyrics of all three stanzas in between the staves. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, light overall wrinkling, and slight show-through at corners from mounting remnants to reverse. Mendelssohn material is quite rare and this is the first manuscript or AMQS of any type that we have encountered—a truly remarkable piece. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Puccini’s plea before abandoning his beloved villa 1033. Giacomo Puccini. ALS in Ital-

ian, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.75 x 8.5, Torre del Lago, December 5, 1920. Puccini writes to the “Honorable Doctor Paci,” at Viareggio, asking the help of his influential friend to avoid the nuisance caused by the company Torbière around his beloved house at Torre del Lago (Tower on the Lake). Puccini is very much disturbed by their attitude, as they are ruining the road around the Lake. Though he has protested with agent Baldini, Puccini thinks everything is useless without the help of his friend, whom he begs to intervene. In very good to fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, the vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature, noticeable creases to the right corners, scattered creases and light soiling, and a ‘Comune di Viareggio’ stamp to the first page, slightly affecting some of the text. Puccini spent most of his time between 1891 and 1921 in Torre del Lago, purchasing his villa there in 1900. Unfortunately, the build-up of industry at the lake grew too much for Puccini to bear—a peat factory opened up, and the noise and pollution drove him to move to Viareggio in 1921, shortly after writing this letter. Today, Torre del Lago is the site of the annual Festival Puccini, an outdoor performance of Puccini’s greatest works. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1034. Maurice Ravel. Vintage

fountain pen signature, “Maurice Ravel,” on an offwhite 1.5 x .75 clipped slip affixed to a 4.75 x 6 card bearing a portrait of the composer. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1035. Ernest Reyer.

French opera composer and critic (1823–1909). ALS in French, signed “E. Reyer,” one page, lightly-lined graph-like paper, 4 x 5.25, March 9. Untranslated letter to George. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds and some scattered light toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1038. Clara Schumann. Com-

Ballpoint signature, “Arthur Rubinstein,” on an off-white 6.5 x 3.5 mailing envelope with a Franz Liszt Russian postage stamp affixed above signature. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

poser and one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era (1819–1896). She and her husband, composer Robert Schumann, were early champions of Johannes Brahms. Original mounted matte-finish 7 x 9.5 portrait of Schumann playing the piano, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ink in German (translated), “Clara Schumann, to dear Ilona in memory of the years in Frankfurt.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 14 x 16.5, with a 6.25 x 3.5 window to the reverse for viewing of autograph. Scattered surface marks to reverse and a tack hole to right edge (visible on the reverse only), otherwise fine condition. Ilona Eibenschütz was an accomplished Hungarian pianist who studied under Schumann in Frankfurt from 1885 to 1890. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1037. Florent Schmitt. French

1039. John Philip Sousa. AMQS

1036. Arthur Rubinstein.

composer (1870– 1958). AMQS on the reverse of a 6.75 x 3.25 printed French menu. Schmitt pens five bars of music, identified by Schmitt, “Quintette Ile partie,” and signed “London, 27 avril 09, Florent Schmitt.” Impressions from printing on reverse and some light spreading to ink in quote, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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on an off-white 5.25 x 7 sheet with a clipped photo affixed to the top. Sousa pens four bars of music from ‘The Federal,’ signing under the quote, “John Philip Sousa 1912.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


1040. Kaikhosru Sorabji. Colorful, enigmatic Parsi com-

poser and journalist (1892–1988) best known for keyboard works of labyrinthine complexity and protracted length, some lasting hours. Archive of five detailed and absorbing TLSs signed “Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji,” various lengths, all to W. McNaught, editor of the Musical Times, 1941. Sorabji writes on a number of musical and editorial matters, making handwritten corrections throughout. One letter, in part: “I have your letter of the eleventh. It is a blend of subterfuge and irrelevance…I contend that the arpeggio decoration in the Third Rachmaninoff Concerto is no more nor no less of the ‘stuff’ of the music than in the two works of Bach and Beethoven I mentioned…I myself have come to regard the work of Elgar with a steadily increasing aversion, but I do not ascribe that to any fault of this great musician, nor to [sic] I try to find or forge any such faults.” Another letter, in part: “It really is high time a halt were called to the totalitarian insolence and impertinence of the lesser fry among the English musical journalists in the matter of that very great artist and great creative musician Sergei Rachmaninoff.” A third letter, in part: “This controversy originated with your—and other critics’—expressed or implied dismissal of Rachmaninoff as a composer of small significance or importance…You have now gone on to dragging Delius, Busoni and Mahler into the discussion! Given time you will doubtless drag in the music of interstellar space as well.” In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a related printer’s proof of a review, a TLS from McNaught to Sorabji, and an unsigned carbon of a letter from McNaught to Sorabji. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice portrait of the ‘Blue Danube’ composer

1041. Johann Strauss. Eminent Viennese composer (1825–1899), known as the ‘Waltz King,’ best known for such all-time favorites as ‘The Beautiful Blue Danube’ and the ‘Emperor Waltz,’ and for the operetta staple Die Fledermaus. Original 2.5 x 4.25 carte-de-visite portrait of Strauss sporting impressive facial hair and a floppy bow tie, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ink. Published by Reichard & Lindner of Berlin. Light pencil notations to bottom indicate a date of 1884. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce portrait of the famed German composer

1042. Richard Strauss. Vintage matte-finish 6.75 x 9.25 full-length

portrait of Strauss in formal attire, signed in fountain pen, “Dr. Richard Strauss, 10.5.33.” In fine condition, with a surface crease to the right of the image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 183


1044. Charles Widor. French organist, composer, and teacher (1844–1937). ALS in French, signed “Ch. M. Widor,” one page, 4.5 x 7, no date. Letter to a woman informing her that he will be travelling to Holland the following week and referring to the correspondent as the most amazing of musicians at the conclusion of the letter. In fine condition, with some light staining along left edge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

1043. Ambrose Thomas. French composer of light operas

(1811–1896). ALS in French, one page, 5.25 x 8, Conservatoire National de Musique letterhead, October 30, 1875. Untranslated letter. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, an office stamp near top, and a couple small pencil notations and creases. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1045. Bruno Walter. TLS, one page, 5.25 x 6.5, Hyde Park Hotel letterhead, May 17, 1955. Letter about a possible recording. In part: “Let me tell you that Weber’s Euryanthe belongs to my life and I performed this immortal work in Munich, Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, etc., but to make a record of it would be too heavy a sacrifice from one of the recording companies.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Absolutely stunning oversized portrait of the exceptional German composer 1046. Richard Wagner. Important German composer (1813–1883) who single-handedly revolutionized opera and attained status as one of the most influential geniuses in the history of music. Enormous matte-finish 17.5 x 25 photo of an engraved portrait of Wagner, prominently signed and inscribed in German in the lower border in black ink to Carl Bertileni, and dated Tribschen, September 24, 1871. Silvering to dark areas of the image, light scattered surface marks, and some trivial chipping to corners and edges, otherwise fine condition. Tribschen was Wagner’s home in Switzerland from 1866 to 1872, where he finished composing his acclaimed three-act opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Rare in signed photos, this is just the sixth Wagner we have offered—and the previous examples consisted of four cartes-de-visite and one cabinet card. The imposing size and large signature easily make this one of the finest pieces we have encountered from any genre. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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contemporary music Beautifully signed early promo card

1050. Beatles. Vintage 5.75 x 3.5 Parlophone promo card featuring an image of the

band in matching dark suits, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “John Lennon,” and in black fountain pen, “Best wishes The Beatles, Paul McCartney,” “Ringo Starr,” and “George Harrison,” who has signed vertically. In fine condition, with some scattered mild toning to both sides and a trivial brush to McCartney’s sentiment. A great example boasting particularly bold signatures on one of their early promotional cards. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Splendid set of ‘Fab Four’ signatures from early 1963 1051. Beatles. Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Love from Paul McCartney xxx,” “Ringo Starr xxx,” “George Harrison xxxx,” and “John Lennon xxx,” on a peach-colored 3.75 x 5.25 album page. Signatures date to February-March 1963. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light creasing. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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1052. Beatles: Harrison and Starr.

Original 45 rpm record entitled “The Beatles’ Hits,” from 1963, containing four songs, including ‘Love Me Do,’ and ‘Please Please Me,’ signed on the back of the sleeve in black ballpoint, “George Harrison,” and “Ringo Starr.” Signatures date to around the time of the record’s release. In fine condition, with some light rippling to front of sleeve and a few traces of light toning. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1055. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Let It Be

1053. Beatles: George Harrison. Original UK first pressing 45 rpm record of ‘Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You,’ signed on the attached center insert in black ballpoint by Harrison. Some rubbing to label from a possibly removed inscription or notation, some light wear to vinyl, and a notation on reverse of label, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from a previous owner who received the album in a pile of toys and records from his neighbors who were moving. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1054. Beatles: McCartney and Harrison. Vintage 6.25 x 4.5 Parlo-

album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with corner creases, scattered cover wear, and a PSA/ DNA authentication label affixed to lower corner. The record is included. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo stating the signature was acquired in person in 2010, as well as a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

phone promo card of the Beatles from March of 1963, featuring a charming image of the band in matching suits, signed on the reverse in black ballpoint, “Paul McCartney,” and in blue ballpoint, “George Harrison,” with a small collector’s notation to lower right corner. In very good condition, with a vertical crease though one letter of McCartney’s signature, some other scattered light creases to both sides, and some light toning and soiling. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo stating the signatures date from within a month of the card’s issuance, as well as a letter of authenticity from Beatles expert Perry Cox. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1056. Beatles: Paul McCartn e y. P r o g r a m

from the Wings 1979 UK tour, 9.5 x 13.5, signed in black ballpoint on his full page image by McCartney, and signed on the gatefold in blue and black ballpoint by Laurence Juber, Steve Holley and Denny Laine. Light creasing and handling wear, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a ticket stub from the band’s December 12, 1979, concert at the Odeon Theatre in Birmingham, as well as a candid photo of McCartney taken at the time of signing. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce UK mono issue of their classic Sgt. Pepper, signed by Paul shortly after its release

1058. Beatles: Yoko Ono. LS

signed “Yoko Ono Lennon and John Lennon,” all in Ono’s hand, one page, 8.5 x 11, Lennono letterhead, July 12, 1979. Letter written in the hand of Rich DePalma, the Lennons’ business administrator to Ralph Avena, of Santini Bros., New York. In full: “Upon presentation of this letter during the week of July 16, 1979, kindly provide access to the large granite statue held for us to Mr. Lucien Viola, for the purpose of inspection. Mr. Viola will advise you in advance as to his specific date of arrival, and is to be permitted to fully inspect the piece. It is understood that any assistance that he might require in handling the statue is to be provided, and will be charged at normal rates for such services. Your attention regarding this matter is greatly appreciated.” Signed at the conclusion by Ono, who also signs for her husband John Lennon. Intersecting folds, staple and staple holes to top edge, punch hole to top left and a few spots of mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a short note from DePalma to Ralph Avena. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1059. The Carpenters.

1057. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Original mono UK Parlophone

Records issue Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album signed on the inside gatefold in blue ballpoint by McCartney. Also signed on the front cover in black ballpoint by his then-girlfriend Jane Asher. In fine condition, with some light creasing to front cover and some mild contrast to last name of signature against his blue uniform. The record is not included. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, who states, “This signature was obtained in 1967, shortly after the Beatles had released the album… Vintage ‘Sgt. Pepper’ covers autographed by Paul McCartney are scarce and extremely desirable.” Also accompanied by letters of authenticity from Beatles expert Perry Cox and Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

DS one page, 8.5 x 11, April 30, 1978. Agreement between the Carpenters and A & M Records “to license the use of the master recording recorded under the agreement entitled ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ to be embodied in a compilation album…for distribution in Scandinavia.” Signed at the conclusion by Richard and Karen Carpenter. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1060. Patsy Cline. Souvenir program entitled ‘America’s Greatest Folk Singers,’ 8.25 x 10.5, circa 1956, signed inside in ballpoint by Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells, Johnnie Wright, Jack Anglin, and Bill Phillips. Central horizontal fold (not affecting Cline’s signature), otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned WWVA Jamboree postcard and candid photo of two musicians. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Don’t forget me, Eddie Cochran”

1061. Eddie Cochran. Dynamic, pioneering rock ’n’ roll musician (1938–1960), best known for his hit ‘Summertime Blues,’ who met his untimely end in a fatal automobile crash at the age of 22. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 full-length Liberty Records publicity photo, signed in fountain pen, “Don’t forget me, Eddie Cochran.” Suede-matted and framed with a 45 rpm record of ‘Sittin’ in the Balcony’ and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 20 x 14.25. In fine condition, with some scattered light bends and creases. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1062. Bob Dylan. Color 9.5 x 13.5 tour book photo promoting his Love & Theft album, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with some light wrinkling to top edge. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. An excellent example from this period of Dylan’s career. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare test pressing of their most successful album, Hotel California 1063. The Eagles. Original Asylum Records label copy of the test pressing for Hotel California signed in blue and black felt tip by Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and John Felder, with an inscription added in an unknown hand, “Dear John—Keep on doing what you do— Thanks for the inspiration. Our best to everyone at WMMS.” In fine condition, with some scattered light wear and a numerical notation next to inscription. The record is included and is labeled, “Test Pressing,” and references its use in only determining the technical quality of the recording. A rare find, indeed, as only a handful of these signed advance test pressings were signed by The Eagles, primarily to disc jockeys and promo men. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 188 | September 18, 2013 | CONTEMPORARY MUSIC


1065. George Gershwin. Signed book: George Gershwin’s Song1064. Marvin Gaye. Promotional copy of Gaye’s Here, My Dear

album signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ink, “To Janice!! Yours in peace & Love, Marvin Gaye 78.” In fine condition, with some light edge wear and a gold promotional stamp to front cover. The record is not included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

book. First edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1932. Hardcover, 9.75 x 12.75, 167 pages. Signed and inscribed in fountain pen on the first free end page to actress Aileen Pringle, “To Pringie, This book, not to mention some warm affection. From, George, Sept. 18, 1932.” Autographic condition: scattered toning to signed page, otherwise fine. Book condition: VG-/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and over 20 others add their names to a Grand Ole Opry history book

1066. Grand Ole Opry. Original official 1961 WSM Grand Ole Opry History-Picture book, Volume 2, No. 1, 5.5 x 8.5, 144 pages. Signed inside on their full page images or bios by 28 performers, including country greats Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins, all three of whom perished in a plane crash on March 5, 1963. Other signers include: Roy Acuff, Margie Bowes, Archie Campbell, Bill Carlisle, Willma Lee, Stoney Cooper, Skeeter Davis (ins), Roy Drusky, Chuck Glaser, Billy Grammar, Stonewall Jackson, Cousin Jody, Bobby Lord, Ira Louvin, George Morgan, Stringbean, Porter Wagoner, the Wilburn Brothers, The Willis Brothers, and Del Wood. The Cline and Copas signatures are back-to-back. In fine condition, with scattered light wear, creasing and rubbing to covers, and a small tear to back cover. Accompanied by a 1963 pocket diary, owner unknown, with Patsy Cline’s phone number written on the inside front cover, apparently in the owner’s hand. A fantastic assemblage of country stars with the always desirable, and rarely-seen, combination of Cline, Copas, and Hawkins. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 189


Joplin’s childhood home 1067. Janis Joplin. Vintage ballpoint signature and return address,

“Janis Joplin, 3130 Lombardy, Port Arthur, Tex,” on an off-white 9.5 x 1.75 envelope flap. In fine condition, with light toning. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“All the best, Love, Bob Marley”

1068. Bob Marley. Reggae Original Hits three-album box set, German release, distributed by Music Distributor, featuring an image of Mar-

ley on the box’s cover, signed on the bottom portion of the box in black felt tip, “All the best, Love, Bob Marley.” Protective strips of tape over signature and sentiment, resulting in a slightly fuzzy appearance, scattered creases and minor surface loss to bottom of box, as well as some minor edge and corner wear to cover, otherwise fine condition. The records are not included. Marley signed recordings are quite uncommon. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1069. Rolling Stones. Vintage ballpoint signatures of Mick

Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts, on an off-white 5.75 x 4.25 album page. An uneven right edge and some light wrinkling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a handwritten letter of provenance from the original recipient which states: “The Rolling Stones autographs were obtained by me circa 1963 at their show at Urmston Baths.” Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Highly desirable postcard of the ‘King’ 1070. Elvis Presley. Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 deckle-edge German postcard photo, signed vertically in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with some scattered light surface marks and impressions. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely early Elvis ‘bow tie’ publicity photo 1071. Elvis Presley. Uncommon very early

vintage 8 x 9.75 cardstock photo of a young Presley in a jacket and bow tie, from 1954–1955, signed in fountain pen, “Thanks! Elvis Presley.” In very good condition, with a single tack hole to each corner, scattered light creases, and a few faint spots. This portrait was actually Elvis’s first publicity photo, which he produced himself, and would be sold at shows or appearances. Presley photos from this early in his career are seldom-seen and highly prized by collectors. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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1072. Frank Sinatra. Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Sinatra as Colonel Joseph Ryan on the set of the 1965 film Von Ryan’s Express, signed vertically in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Terrific portrait of “Frankie” at CBS Studios, signed in 1946

1075. Frank Sinatra. Supremely handsome vintage matte-finish

8 x 10 portrait of Sinatra behind a CBS microphone, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Barney, Thanx for everything, Fondly, Frankie, 1946.” Creasing to the lower right corner (not detracting from the overall outstanding appearance), otherwise fine condition. An absolutely stunning pose of the young crooner. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1073. Frank Sinatra. Nice print of an artist’s rendition of Sinatra

in various poses, 17.5 x 23.25, signed and inscribed in blue ink, “For Reva and Herman—Happy Anniversary, Frank Sinatra, 1980.” Framed to an overall size of 18.5 x 24.5. Some scattered marks and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1074. Frank Sinatra. Tri-fold postcard menu

for Jilly’s saloon in New York, 4 x 10, signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue felt tip, “Hi Janet! Love, Frank Sinatra.” In fine condition, with food price listing inside re-labeled in an unknown hand. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1076. Muddy Waters. Glossy 10 x 8 Blue Sky publicity photo of

Waters jamming with other musicians, signed vertically in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a surface impression of another signature from another photo having been placed on top. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


1077. 10cc

1078. 1960s Rock

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1079. AC/DC MB $100

1080. AC/DC: Angus Young MB $100

1081. AC/DC: Angus Young

1082. Aerosmith

1083. Aerosmith

1084. Aerosmith

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1086. Aerosmith: Steven Tyler

1087. Aerosmith: Steven Tyler

1088. Allman Brothers

1089. Allman Brothers

1090. Allman Brothers

1091. The Animals

1092. Louis Armstrong

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1093. Louis Armstrong MB $100

1094. Atlanta Rhythm Section

1095. Beach Boys

1096. Beach Boys

1097. Beach Boys: Brian Wilson

1098. Beach Boys: Dennis Wilson

1099. The Beatles: Pete Best

1100. Beatles: Louise Harrison

1101. Beatles: Ringo Starr

1102. The Bee Gees

1103. Irving Berlin

1104. Leonard Bernstein

1105. Chuck Berry

1106. Chuck Berry

1107. Black Sabbath

1108. Blue Oyster Cult

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1109. Bon Jovi

1110. David Bowie

1111. Benjamin Britten

1112. Benjamin Britten

1113. Jackson Browne

1114. Roy Buchanan

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1116. Charles Wakefield Cadman

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1117. Mariah Carey

1118. The Cars

1119. Johnny Cash

1120. Johnny Cash

1121. Harry Chapin

1122. Dave Clark Five

1123. Petula Clark

1124. The Clash

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1125. The Clash

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1127. The Clash: Mick Jones

1128. Van Cliburn

1129. Eddie Cochran

1130. Nat King Cole

1131. Nat King Cole

1132. Ornette Coleman

1133. The Commodores

1134. Sam Cooke

1135. Alice Cooper

1136. Aaron Copland

1137. Elvis Costello and the Attractions

1138. The Damned

1139. Bobby Darin

1140. Bobby Darin

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1126. The Clash

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1141. Deep Purple

1142. Deep Purple

1143. Depeche Mode

1144. Neil Diamond

1145. Fats Domino

1146. Fats Domino

1147. Donovan

1148. Donovan

1149. The Doors

1150. The Doors

1151. Down

1152. The Eagles

1153. Duke Ellington

1154. Duke Ellington

1155. ELO

1156. Everly Brothers

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1157. Everly Brothers

1158. Marianne Faithfull

1159. Fleetwood Mac

1160. John Fogerty

1161. John Fogerty

1162. Foghat

1163. Aretha Franklin

1164. Freddie and the Dreamers

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1165. Marvin Gaye MB $200

1169. The Guess Who MB $100

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1166. Ira Gershwin MB $100

1170. Guns N’ Roses: Slash MB $100

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1167. Golden Earring MB $100

1171. Heart MB $100

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1168. Green Day: Billie Joe Armstrong MB $150

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1173. Billy Idol and Steve Stevens

1174. Michael Jackson

1175. Michael Jackson

1176. Michael Jackson

1177. Michael Jackson

1178. Jan and Dean

1179. Jefferson Airplane

1180. Jefferson Airplane

1181. Jefferson Airplane

1182. Jefferson Starship

1183. Billy Joel

1184. Billy Joel

1185. Billy Joel

1186. Elton John

1187. George Jones

1188. Journey

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1189. Journey MB $100

1190. Journey: Steve Perry

1191. Joy Division

1192. Judas Priest

1193. Carole King

1194. KISS

1195. KISS

1196. Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas

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1197. Cyndi Lauper MB $100

1201. Lovin’ Spoonful MB $100

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1198. Julian Lennon

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1199. Huey Lewis and the News

1200. Little Richard

1202. Lovin’ Spoonful

1203. Madonna

1204. Madonna

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1205. Martha and the Vandellas

1206. Melanie

1207. Metallica

1208. The Monkees

1209. Motley Crue

1210. Musicians

1211. Musicians

1212. Musicians

1213. Musicians

1214. Willie Nelson

1215. Roy Orbison

1216. Ozzy Osbourne

1217. Luciano Pavarotti

1218. Luciano Pavarotti

1219. Carl Perkins

1220. Carl Perkins

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1221. Pink Floyd: Roger Waters

1222. Poco

1223. Cole Porter

1224. Cole Porter

1225. Procol Harum

1226. Rainbow

1227. The Ramones

1228. Noel Redding

1229. Paul Revere and the Raiders

1230. Cliff Richard and the Shadows

1231. Righteous Brothers

1232. Rolling Stones: Keith Richards

1233. Rolling Stones: Ron Wood

1234. Rolling Stones: Ron Wood

1235. Todd Rundgren

1236. Rush

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1237. Carlos Santana

1238. Saturday Night Fever

1239. Saxon

1240. Sex Pistols

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1242. Simon and Garfunkel

1243. Simon and Garfunkel

1244. Grace Slick

1245. Small Faces

1246. Small Faces

1247. Britney Spears MB $100

1248. Dusty Springfield and the Springfields

1251. Rod Stewart

1252. Rod Stewart

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1241. The Shirelles

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1249. Bruce Springsteen MB $200

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1250. Bruce Springsteen MB $200

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1253. Leopold Stokowski

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1255. Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson

1256. Barbra Streisand

1257. Styx

1258. Supertramp

1259. The Supremes

1260. Bernie Taupin

1261. James Taylor

1262. James Taylor

1263. James Taylor

1264. James Taylor

1265. Three Dog Night

1266. Three Tenors

1267. Toto

1268. The Troggs

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1254. Sly Stone

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1269. The Turtles

1270. The Turtles

1272. Van Halen

1273. Van Halen

1274. Eddie Van Halen

1275. Sarah Vaughan

1276. Village People

1277. Barry White

1278. The Who

1279. The Who

1280. The Who: Pete Townshend

1281. The Who: Pete Townshend

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1282. The Zombies MB $100

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1283. The Zombies MB $100

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classic entertainment Fantastic celebrity autograph album, featuring Hepburn, Clift, Leigh and Newman

1285. Autograph Album. Vintage hardcover 6 x 4.75 autograph album, primarily signed inside in ink (a few pencil) by over 110 celebrities. Many pages are signed on both sides (no key signatures are back-to-back), with some inscribed to “Jim,” and a few on affixed slips. Signers include: Audrey Hepburn, Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, Montgomery Clift, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Arthur Miller, Ray Milland, Peggy Lee, June Havoc, Piper Laurie, Eli Wallach, Charlton Heston, Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas, Rex Harrison, Jack Palance, Robert Cummings, Tony Curtis, Arthur Kennedy, Helen Hayes, Victor Jory, Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Dorothy Lamour, Jeff Chandler, Robert Alda, Gloria DeHaven, Jose Ferrer, Jack Lord, Vivian Blaine, Barbara Bel Geddes, Olivia de Havilland, Sidney Blackmer, and Karl Malden. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1287. Josephine Baker. Stately vintage

glossy 8 x 10 full-length photo of Baker in an elegant dress, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Edna, with love, Josephine Baker 1951.” In very good condition, with scattered creases (heavier to the lower right) and a slightly trimmed right edge. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1288. Ingrid Bergman.

1286. Josephine Baker. Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 German real photo

postcard of Baker in a revealing costume, signed at the bottom in black ink, “En souvenir de Josephine Baker.” A few scattered surface marks and small area of adhesive remnants to the left of her shoulder, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Glossy 8 x 10 Columbia Pictures publicity photo of Bergman, neatly signed at the bottom in fountain pen. In fine condition, with creasing to the upper left corner. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Dramatic portrait of Bernhardt as the murderous star of La Tosca

Bogie signature of epic size

1289. Sarah Bernhardt. French actress

(1844–1923), known as ‘The Divine Sarah,’ who became one of the most revered personalities ever to grace the stage. Original sepia 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo by Nadar of Paris of Bernhardt in the title role of La Tosca, standing over the corrupt official she has just murdered, signed and inscribed in fountain pen in French and dated 1887. In very good condition, with scattered light soiling and spotting to image and border, a small fingerprint to lower right, and scattered surface marks. La Tosca opened in 1887 in Paris, so it is probable that this photo was signed during the original run. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1290. Humphrey Bogart. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Humphrey Bogart,” headed at the top in an unknown hand, “July 14—1954— Bastille Day,” on a light green 10 x 2 guest book page. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 17.25 x 17.25. In fine condition, with the signature measuring an impressive 9.5˝ long. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Highly desirable official document from 1955 1291. Humphrey Bogart. DS, signed “Humphrey D. Bogart,” one page, 8.5 x 11, July 22, 1955. Manufacturers Life Insurance Company “Application for Change in Policy,” in which Bogart requests that his premium be changed from a quarterly payment of $1263.95 to an annual payment of $4813.55. In fine condition, with filing and staple holes to top, a thin strip of light toning along upper right edge, and expected document wear. Bogart’s health was beginning to deteriorate at this time, but he refused to see a doctor until January 1956, when it was discovered he had cancer. A scarce document from late in the screen legend’s life. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Great collection of Bogie items, including a personalized pen from the ‘50s and Casablanca cast signatures 1292. Humphrey Bogart. An

interesting collection of Bogart items highlighted by a personalized pen used by Bogart and a collection of Casablanca cast signatures. Archive includes: A gold ballpoint pen used by Bogart to sign an autograph for Al Wester, president of the US Golf Network, at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the 1950s. Pen has, “Thank You ‘Bogie’ Bogart,” printed on the side. Pen is accompanied by a 1998 handwritten letter from Wester which states, “Bogy gave me the pen when I ask him for an autograph. That was in the mid 50s at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California. I was there to broadcast a USC game.”

Vintage fountain pen signatures of ten cast members of Casablanca on individual album pages, sheets, and slips. Signers are: Humphrey Bogart (ins), Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains (ins), Paul Henreid, Conrad Veidt, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Dooley Wilson, S. Z. Sakall, and Helmut Dantine. Other autographs included in the collection are vintage fountain pen signatures of Bogart’s wives, “Mayo Methot Bogart,” “Lauren Bacall Bogart,” and “Helen Menken,” on individual album pages; a vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 photo of Ingrid Bergman, signed in black ink, and a vintage ink signature; a vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Paul Henreid, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, and accompanied by the original Warner Bros. Studio envelope; four glossy and satin-finish 10 x 8 photos from Bogart films, each signed in felt tip by one of his co-stars, including: Julie Bishop, Ida Lupino, Mary Astor, and Mark Lawrence; and a glossy 8 x 10 photo signed by Elisha Cook. Also included is a Peruvian 50 cincuenta bank note, signed vertically in blue ink by Casablanca screenwriter Julius J. Epstein; and an uncommon ballpoint signature from fellow Casablanca screenwriter, “Here’s looking at you kid, Howard Koch,” on an off-white slip. An original Warner Bros. call sheet for Passage to Marseille, one page, 8.5 x 11, dated September 14, 1943. Sheet designates the set as “Process Canoe,” on Stage #5, listing six actors having a call time of 9 am. Among them are “Mr. Bogart,” “Mr. Sakoloff,” and “Mr. Lorre.” An original color ‘comic book’-style promotional handbill for The African Queen, three sides on two adjoined pages, 5.5 x 8.5, showing several intense scenes from the film, and heralding the picture as “The mightiest adventure ever filmed.” TLS, signed “Mayo and Humphrey Bogart,” all by Mayo, one page, 7.25 x 10.75, personal letterhead, March 13, 1944. A letter to a woman whose husband met the Bogarts while he was in a hospital in Africa. In part: “We would like to assure you that since your husband is now in North Africa, that there they have the finest hospitals and medical attention that can be given. As far as that is concerned, we have been through hospitals as close as three or four miles back of the lines, and I cannot express too strongly the magnificent care and medial attention that is given to the men.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, as well as a letter of provenance from the recipient’s wife. A hardcover edition of Bogie and Me, signed and inscribed by the author, Verita Thompson. Archive is in overall very good to fine condition. A great assemblage, which includes signatures of all the principle cast of Casablanca, three of his wives, and other unique Bogart items, certain to appeal to any collector. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 208 | September 18, 2013 | CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT


Quite possibly Bogart’s final autograph as remembered by his boat’s skipper

1293. Humphrey Bogart. Vintage pencil signature, “Humphrey Bogart,” on a light yellow 4.5 x 3.5 album page. Triple-suede-matted and framed with a photo of Bogart to an overall size of 11.25 x 18.25. In fine condition, with a light area of toning affecting the first few letters of the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1294. Humphrey Bogart. Boat pass for the tenth annual San Pedro Fisherman’s Fiesta, 3.25 x 4.5, two pages, held on September 15 and 16, 1956, for a spot on board the boat Monsoon, signed vertically in blue ballpoint by Bogart. In fine condition, with a torn punch hole to top left, and a couple small spots of tape toning to inside. Accompanied by a detailed letter of provenance from the original recipient, which reads, in part, “My dad worked for many years in a liquor store about 4 miles from the docks...The week-end of the fiesta was one of the times that Bogie was on his boat…I remember that Bogie was seated in sort of a director’s chair. He had a blanket over his lap, and he never got up…The only paper we had was my boat pass from the parade…After Bogart died, his skipper continued to come to my father’s liquor store. One time he gave my dad the following information: He said that Bogart and he were reminiscing one day in the hospital room. Bogie said that the last autograph he gave to anyone in the public was to ‘the little girl who came by that Sunday when we were on the boat.’” RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extraordinary cast-signed book, featuring Bogart in his penultimate film 1295. Humphrey Bogart: The Desperate Hours. Signed book:

The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes. Third printing. NY: Random House, 1954. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25, 302 pages. Signed on the first free end page in green ballpoint, “Humphrey Bogart.” Also signed and inscribed in ink on the first few pages by William Wyler, Fredric March, Martha Scott, Dewey Martin, Robert Middleton, Mary Murphy, Fred S. Fosler, and Charles C. Coleman. Many members of the crew have also signed inside the back cover, including Wyler signing once more. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Directed by Wyler, Hayes’s book was adapted for the screen in 1955 under the same title, which would become Bogart’s second-to-last film. The inscriptions are to child actor Richard Eyer, who played the key role of Ralphie Hilliard in the film—Bogart, playing the role of Glenn Griffin, holds the Hilliard family hostage and uses Ralphie as the key pawn in his plot. An exceptional piece with a close association between Bogart and the recipient. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1296. Marlon Brando. Ballpoint signature, “With best wishes for a happy life, Sincerely, Marlon Brando,” on a light purple 4.25 x 3.5 album page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Inscribed by the cast and presented to a child actor— including a Cooper cowboy sketch 1297. Gary Cooper: Friendly Persuasion. Signed book: The Friendly Persuasion

by Jessamyn West. Later printing. NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1945. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25, 214 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in blue ballpoint, “To Richard, Your friend, Gary Cooper,” sketching a cowboy below. Also signed and inscribed inside on the first few pages by Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Jessamyn West, William Wyler, Dimitri Tiomkin (adding a brief AMQS), Mark Richman, Phyllis Love, Robert Middleton, Walter Catlett, Marjorie Main, Edna Skinner, Marjorie Durant, and Frances Farwell. Nearly the entire crew has also signed inside the back cover, including Oscar-winning costume designer Dorothy Jeakins. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None. Directed by Wyler, West’s book was adapted for the screen in 1956 as Friendly Persuasion, which opened to critical acclaim and was nominated for six Oscars. The inscriptions are to child actor Richard Eyer, who played the important role of Little Jess Birdwell in the film. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Charming hand-made Christmas cards from the horror legend 1298. Dracula: Dwight Frye. Five

original hand-painted Christmas cards, made by Frye, each on individual 4 x 3.75 thin squares of wood. The unsigned cards each feature an attractive holiday scene, including Santa Clause, a rocking horse, a jack-in-the-box, a snow-covered village, and the comedy and tragedy masks. All five are double-matted and framed with a small plaque to an overall size of 33 x 11. In fine condition. These unique, rare cards were retained by the family after Frye’s death. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 210 | September 18, 2013 | CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT


The maniacal character actor looks forward to working with Zanuck in Wilson, a film he would not live to make 1299. Dracula: Dwight Frye.

Character actor (1899–1943) who played the lunatic Renfield opposite Bela Lugosi in Dracula, as well as Colin Clive’s assistant Fritz in Frankenstein. Incredibly rare ALS signed “Dwight,” one page both sides, 7 x 10, no date, but circa late 1943. Letter to his mother, referring to her as “Muzzie.” In part: “Well, now, I got the picture. Ryan called me Friday & said Zanuck O.K.’d me but they wanted to do something about my hair. So I went out & they are making me a hair piece & will darken my own hair to match. I may get 4 wks if it stays as it is now scheduled but if they change I may not get more than one or two but I’m grateful for it. I’ll get $400.00 a week & no agent’s fee as I got this myself with Ryan’s help & I’ve broken off with my old agent…Oh, I won’t work till Dec. 18th as it stands now. It’s at 20th Century Fox & the picture is ‘Woodrow Wilson’ & I play Secretary of War Baker.” Double-matted with a copy of the front of the letter, a photo of Frye from Dracula and a small plaque, to an overall size of 30 x 17. In fine condition. Unfortunately, Frye died of a heart attack on November 7, 1943, just days before filming of Zanuck’s Wilson was scheduled to begin. A superb example of one of the rarest and most desirable horror film autographs. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Distinguished portrait of the comedic icon 1 3 0 0 . W. C. Fields.

V i n t a g e matte-finish 8 x 10 headand-shoulders photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Bill Bessette, sincere good wishes always, W. C. Fields.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed vertical edges and a bit of light dampstaining to lower left corner tip. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1301. W. C. Fields. Harri-

man National Bank check, 5.75 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Fields, “W. C. Fields,” payable to the Hotel Astor for $142.19, September 13, 1925. In fine condition, with expected bank notations and cancellation holes (affecting some writing and trivially touching the first letter of signature). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1302. Errol Flynn. Per-

sonal check, 8.5 x 3.5, filled out in type and signed by Flynn, payable to Nora Eddington for $100.00, April 25, 1945. Three vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and expected cancellation holes and stamps (well away from the signature), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Between films, the mad scientist from The Bride of Frankenstein waffles on an engagement 1303. Frankenstein: Ernest Thesiger. Charac-

ter actor (1879–1961) best remembered as the mad scientist Dr. Pretorius in The Bride of Frankenstein. ALS, one page both sides, 4.25 x 6.75, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to a woman. In part: “I find it very difficult to make promises just now, as I am filming here & may have to go to New York next month to make another film. I could accept provisionally to speak for you on May the 8th if you cared for so vague a promise but I hate saying I will do anything & not turning up, so perhaps you had better try to get someone else. If I did speak, it would be on the Educational Value of Handicrafts.” Double-matted with a copy of the front of the letter, a glossy portrait and a small name plaque, to an overall size of 15.5 x 31.5. In fine condition, with a rusty paperclip mark to top edge. A very uncommon format. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce portrait of the mad scientist, larger than usually seen 1304. Frankenstein: Ernest Thesiger. Uncommon vintage matte-finish 5 x 8 photo of Thesiger in a suit and tie holding a cigarette, signed in fountain pen, “With best wishes, Ernest Thesiger.” Double-matted and framed with a photo of Thesiger as Dr. Pretorius and two plaques to an overall size of 19 x 24. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light silvering to darker areas of image. Photos of Thesiger are quite rare, even more so in this size. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Outstanding photo of the Hollywood couple 1305. Clark Gable and Sylvia Ashley. Vintage

matte-finish 7 x 9 photo of Gable and Ashley standing in a doorway, signed in blue ink by Ashley, “Sylvia” and by Gable, “& Clark.” In very good to fine condition, with noticeable creasing to corners on right side, and a subtler central crease at the top (not affecting the overall visual appeal of the piece). After getting married in 1949, the pair divorced in 1952. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce signed portrait of Scarlett O’Hara 1306. Gone With the Wind: Vivien Leigh.

Rare vintage glossy 8 x 9.5 photo of Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Carol, with best wishes, Vivien Leigh.” In good condition, with trimmed top edge, scattered creases, including one to upper portion of facial area, old tape and adhesive staining to edges, some lightly affecting portion of inscription and sentiment, small area of surface loss to right side, and a tack hole to three corner tips. One of Hollywood’s most uncommon and desirable signed photographs. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Magnificent and radiant pre-MGM portrait— her first publicity photo! 1307. 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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1308. Gone With the Wind: Clark Gable. Extremely crisp

personal check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Gable, payable to Jean Garceau for $122.20, March 8, 1955. In fine condition, with expected cancellation holes. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1309. Alfred Hitchcock. TLS signed “Hitch,” one page, 6.25 x 9, personal letterhead, August 19, 1976. Brief letter to Joan Crawford. In full: “Alma and I thank you so very much for your warm birthday greetings.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Breathtaking Hurrell portrait of the early MGM starlet 1310. Jean Harlow. Scarce and desirable vintage glossy 7.75 x 11 Hurrell portrait of Harlow in a stunning striped low-cut blouse, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Carl—Wishing for you all the Happiness in the world—Sincerely, Jean Harlow.” Reverse bears Hurrell and MGM stamps. In very good condition, with flecks of emulsion loss along a heavy horizontal crease along the bottom (just below inscription and signature), uniformly trimmed edges, and the inscription and signature a few shades light. Hurrell’s photos are some of the most iconic in Hollywood history, and this is one of the most attractive poses of the elusive Harlow that we have encountered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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1311. Audrey Hepburn. ALS signed “Audrey,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.75 x 5, December 17, 1979. Letter to a friend. In full: “Just a word to thank you for being so kind to Sean. I am sorry there was no time to meet, & hope it will be soon!” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original unmarked transmittal envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Houdini at length signs, inscribes, and initials his exposé after “twenty years research” 1312. Harry Houdini. Signed book: The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin.

Later printing. NY: The Publishers Printing Company, 1908. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.25, 333 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in blue ink, “To my good old friend Harry Raner, Best wishes from the author, Harry Houdini.” Houdini signs again below, “May you have interested moments out of my book on which I spent twenty years research, H. H.,” and again vertically in the right border, “Be sure & read the introduction, H. H.” Autographic condition: fine, with some slight soiling and tiny spot of dampstaining to the lower portion of the signed page. Book condition: G+/None. Houdini billed this controversial book as ‘the first authentic history of magic ever published,’ and it contained an unflattering account of Houdini’s legendary predecessor and namesake Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, alleging that he had taken undue credit for other magicians’ innovations. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“My brain is the key that sets me free” 1313. Harry Houdini. AQS in purple ink on a beige 5 x 4.25 album page, signed “Houdini,” and dated “January 29, 9:25 p.m., Hippodrome, N. Y.” Houdini pens his rhyming mantra. In full: “My brain is the key that sets me free.” Also signed on the reverse in pencil by Tess Gardella. In fine condition, with mild toning to borders. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The master escape artist visits Harvard 1314. Harry Houdini. TLS signed “Houdini,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, January 6, 1921. Letter to Robert Gould Shaw of the Harvard College Library. In full: “Confirming our telephone conversation, shall be pleased to be in Boston, January 19th, 1921. May I ask you whether the Odd Volumes Club would permit me to invite Mr. Douglas Flattery of the Orpheum, Dr. J. E. Waitts, dental demonstrator at Harvard and Mr. Quincy Kilby of Brookline, Mass.?” Houdini also added a brief handwritten postscript, “Index to records arrived this eve.” Intersecting folds with small repaired edge separations (one vertical fold passing through second letter of his name), and an unobtrusive professionally repaired tear extending from the right edge through the word “conversation,” otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1317. Grace Kelly.

Glossy 8 x 10 three-quarter length photo of Kelly standing in front of a tree, signed in black felt tip, “Grace Kelly.” In fine condition, with some scattered light creases and edge dings. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1318. Laurel and Hardy. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of

the comedic duo posing side-by-side, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Our best wishes always Sam! Sincerely—Stan Laurel” and “Oliver Hardy.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The horror icon in full, terrifying makeup 1320. Boris Karloff. Superb vintage glossy 7 x 9 publicity photo of Karloff in costume as Morgan in the 1932 film The Old Dark House, signed in the lower right in fountain pen. Beautifully double-matted and framed with a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 15.5 x 33.25. In fine condition, with a few mild surface scuffs. Like Frankenstein, The Old Dark House was a Universal horror film directed by James Whale. Provenance: Harry Wilkerson Collection. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Gripping Dracula portrait signed in blood red ink 1322. Bela L u g o s i . Vi n -

tage glossy 3 x 5 postcard photo of Lugosi as Count Dracula, signed in the lower border in blood red fountain pen. In very good to fine condition, with scattered surface marks and rubbing to finish, mounting remnants to reverse, and a few edge dings. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Wonderful Lugosi letter mentioning his “four months tour with ‘Dracula’” 1323. Bela Lugosi. TLS signed “Bela,” one page, 7.25 x 11, personal letterhead, July 22, 1943. Lugosi writes to Milton Yakus in Boston. In part: “I have just returned from my four months tour with ‘Dracula.’ I got in touch with the William Morris Agency here in Hollywood and asked them to inquire…about your stories. As yet, I have not heard from them; but as soon as I get their reply I will let you know.” In good to very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a few small edge tears, heavy overall wrinkling and creasing and a faint fingerprint. Lugosi letters with content related to his most famous role are of the greatest scarcity. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy photo of Lugosi as Dracula. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Groucho’s life—including Playboy parties and dinner with Sinatra

1324. Groucho Marx. Groucho Marx’s personally-owned and -used calendar for February through December 1975, 17 x 17, extensively filled out, primarily in a secretarial hand, but with many entries in Marx’s own hand. Some notable entries include references to his younger brother, such as “Zep’s tux” and “Zeppo A. F. I. dinner.” Others demonstrate his various showbiz associations, including “Lunch with Henry Golas, Disney Studios movie,” “The Godfather, Part II,” “Hugh Hefner beauty contest,” “Rock Hudson cocktail party,” “Noel Coward Play,” “Gilbert & Sullivan commercial,” “NBC Television Interview,” “Lunch interview N. Y. Times,” and “Dinner Frank Sinatra.” Also noted are the “Academy Awards,” on April 8, 1975. In very good condition, with scattered creases and soiling, and an overall horizontal bend. By this time in his life, Marx was 85 years old—as evidenced in this calendar by his childish handwriting and numerous doctor appointments—but still kept a busy schedule and stayed involved in the Hollywood scene. A unique look into the personal, everyday life of the comedy master. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1325. Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Monroe, “Marilyn Monroe,” payable to Security Mutual Life Insurance for $351.39, January 22, 1957. In very good to fine condition, with expected bank stamps, scattered surface abrasions surrounding and touching the signature (evidently in an effort to remove cancellation marks), and mounting remnants and a piece of tape affixed to the reverse. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $750)

The recently single Marilyn pays her company’s taxes 1326. Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn

Monroe Productions, Inc. business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Monroe, payable to Internal Revenue Service for $2.29, April 13, 1961. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, expected cancellation holes, and some light show-through from a stamp on reverse, lightly affecting the opening letter of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

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Universal hires the comedic director as an advisor 1329. Mack Sennett. DS

1327. Our Gang: Darla Hood. Glossy 10 x 8 photo of an Our Gang picnic scene, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, “To Alan—Glad to know you’re a super fan of the ‘Little Rascals,’ warm regards, Darla Hood.” Light overall bends and creases, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

five pages, 8.5 x 11, August 1, 1953. Agreement between Sennett and Universal Pictures for Sennett to serve as “a technical advisor and/or consultant in connection with our photoplay tentatively entitled ‘Hig and Dizzy’…to include the giving of technical and consultative advice and assistance,” for a payment of $2500.00. Signed on the last page by Sennett. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Dashing portrait of the screen icon

1328. Rat Pack. Individual signatures of all five Rat Pack members:

vintage fountain pen signature, “Sincerely, Frank Sinatra,” on a light pink 7 x 5 album page bearing slightly distracting collector’s notations; vintage ink signature, “Sincerely, Peter Lawford,” on a red, white, and blue Naval Aid Auxiliary card; ballpoint signature, “My best, Sammy Davis, Jr.,” on a pink 6 x 4 card; a Bel Air Country Club beverage check, 4.25 x 7, signed in pencil, “D. Martin”; and a felt tip signature, “With good wishes, Joey Bishop,” on a white 5 x 3 card. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from PSA/DNA for the Lawford and Davis signatures, and a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA for the Martin receipt. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1330. Rudolph Valentino. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 13 Henry Waxman photo of Valentino in a sweater and bow tie, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To L. McGrath, Sincerely, Rudolph Valentino.” Matted to an overall size of 10.25 x 13.25. In fine condition, with some mild silvering to darker areas of lower portion of image and dampstaining to right side of mat. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


1331. Three Stooges. Two

items: Glossy 2.5 x 3.5 composite photo of the Stooges, signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by Moe, “To our friend Ellsworth, Sincerely, The 3 Stooges, Curly—Larry— Moe,” and accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Moe‘s hand; and a cardstock 6 x 3 photo of Moe, Larry, and Curly, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint by Larry, “To Ellsworth from your pal Larry, 3 Stooges.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1332. John Wayne. Great matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Wayne in his Academy Awardwinning role as Rooster Cogburn, signed in black felt tip, “Be happy, stay healthy, John Wayne.” In fine condition, with some mild rippling along top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1335. Orson Welles. TLS,

one page, 5.5 x 7, personal letterhead, January 22, 1952. Letter to an admirer. In part: “Such thoughtful expressions of encouragement are more appreciated than you might imagine.” In fine condition, with slight showthrough from JSA label affixed to reverse. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from JSA. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

The iconic cast— featuring Garland, Lahr, Burke, and Hamilton

1333. Orson Welles. DS, one page, 8 x 10.5, May 17, 1951. Federal tax document regarding the date for assessment of taxes. Signed at the conclusion by Welles and an IRS commissioner. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1334. John Wayne. Vintage

fountain pen signature, “John Wayne,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.25 slip. Appealingly triple-matted and framed with a photo of Wayne drawing a gun to an overall size of 12 x 17.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1336. Wizard of Oz. Outstanding collection of seven

items: personal check, 8.5 x 2.75, filled out in type and signed by Garland, payable to Alma Topps for $96.70, October 14, 1966; ink and fountain pen signatures of Bert Lahr, Billie Burke (ins), Margaret Hamilton (ins), and Ray Bolger (2), on individual cards or album pages; and a Lake Pillsbury Properties business check, filled out in type and signed by Jack Haley. In overall fine condition. A near-complete set of the main cast, not usually offered in combination. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1337. Academy Award Winners

1338. Actors and Actresses

1339. Actors and Actresses

1340. Actresses

1341. Amos and Andy

1342. Pier Angeli

1343. Fred Astaire

1344. Fred Astaire

1345. Richard Attenborough

1346. Jimmy Aubrey

1347. Autograph Book

1348. Gene Autry

1349. Lauren Bacall

1350. Lauren Bacall

1351. Tallulah Bankhead

1352. Ralph Bellamy

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1353. Beverly Hillbillies

1354. Jacqueline Bisset

1355. Bonanza

1356. William Boyd

1357. George Brent

1358. Richard Burton

1359. Leslie Caron

1360. Janis Carter

1361. Casablanca: Julius J. Epstein

1362. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore

1363. Lou Costello

1364. Joan Crawford

1365. Jules Dassin

1366. Marion Davies

1367. Bette Davis

1368. Bette Davis

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1369. Bette Davis

1370. Bette Davis

1371. Olivia de Havilland

1372. Alain Delon

1373. Alain Delon

1374. Clint Eastwood

1375. Clint Eastwood

1376. Easy Rider

1377. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr

1378. Father Knows Best

1379. Henry Fonda

1380. Joan Fontaine

1381. Glenn Ford

1382. Kay Francis

1383. Gilligan’s Island

1384. Gone With the Wind: Olivia de Havilland

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1385. Gone With the Wind: Evelyn Keyes

1386. Gone With the Wind: Ann Rutherford

1387. Cary Grant

1388. Jack Haley

1389. Thomas Hanlon

1390. Henry Hathaway

1391. Tippi Hedren

1392. Tippi Hedren

1393. Tippi Hedren

1394. Paul Henreid

1395. Katharine Hepburn

1396. Katharine Hepburn

1397. Katharine Hepburn

1398. Katharine Hepburn

1399. Katharine Hepburn

1400. Dustin Hoffman

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1401. Dustin Hoffman MB $100

1402. Dustin Hoffman MB $100

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1404. Honeymooners: Carney and Randolph MB $100

1405. Bob Hope and Bing Crosby

1406. Miriam Hopkins

1407. Rock Hudson

1408. Betty Hutton

1409. Henry Irving

1410. Al Jolson MB $100

1411. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

1412. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

1414. Carla Laemmle

1415. Hedy Lamarr

1416. Hedy Lamarr

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1413. Don Knotts MB $100

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1417. Lillie Langtry MB $100

1418. Gertrude Lawrence MB $100

1419. Joan Leslie MB $100

1420. The Man from UNCLE MB $100

1421. Herbert Marshall and Edna Best

1422. Dean Martin

1423. Zeppo Marx

1424. Ethel Merman

1425. Merv Griffin Show

1426. Vincente Minnelli MB $100

1427. Mission Impossible: Landau and Bain

1428. Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer

1430. Clayton Moore

1431. Roger Moore

1432. Paul Muni

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1429. Monty Python MB $200

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1433. Nita Naldi

1434. Chuck Norris

1435. Ramon Novarro

1436. Warren Oates

1437. Merle Oberon

1438. Odd Couple MB $100

1439. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1440. Our Gang

1441. Louella Parsons

1442. River Phoenix

1443. Mary Pickford

1444. Walter Pidgeon

1445. Roman Polanski

1446. William Powell and Myrna Loy

1447. William Powell

1448. William Powell

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1449. Otto Preminger

1450. Luise Rainer

1451. Robert Redford

1452. Ringling Brothers

1453. Ginger Rogers

1454. Jean Rogers

1455. Jane Russell

1456. Lillian Russell

1457. John Saxon

1458. George C. Scott

1459. Ann Sheridan

1460. Red Skelton

1461. Queenie Smith

1462. The Sound of Music

1463. Barbara Stanwyck

1464. Star Trek: Leonard Nimoy

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1465. James Stewart

1466. James Stewart

1467. James Stewart

1468. Ed Sullivan

1469. Slim Summerville

1470. Superman: Noel Neill

1471. Gloria Swanson MB $100

1472. Three Stooges: Curly Joe DeRita

1473. Three Stooges: Moe Howard

1474. Claire Trevor

1475. Miyoshi Umeki

1476. Peter Ustinov

1477. Vivian Vance

1478. Ernestine Wade

1479. Robert Wagner

1480. Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson

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1481. Karl Wallenda

1482. Johnny Weissmuller

1483. Johnny Weissmuller

1484. Mae West

1485. Mae West

1486. Gene Wilder

1487. Gene Wilder

1488. Esther Williams

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1490. Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger

1491. Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger

1492. Wizard of Oz: Joan Kenmore and Tiny Doll

1493. Wizard of Oz: Munchkins

1494. Wizard of Oz: Munchkins

1495. Wizard of Oz: Munchkins

1496. Wizard of Oz: Munchkins

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sports 1500. Grover Cleveland Alexander.

Vintage ballpoint signature, “From Grover C. Alexander,” on an off-white 5.25 x 3 government postcard (postmarked 6/27/50). Suede-matted and framed with a small photo of Alexander, a biographical caption and a small tobacco card to an overall size of 16.5 x 16.25. In fine condition, with a bit of trivial soiling and remnants of an affixed clipped photo to top right. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1501.

Andre the Giant.

Scarce and highly desirable glossy 8 x 10 photo of the immense wrestler lifting up four women, signed in blue ballpoint, “Andre the Giant.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A gathering of greats, including Foxx, Grove, and Cronin

1502. Frank ‘Home Run’ Baker. Baseball Hall of

Famer (1886–1963) considered one of the premier power hitters during the Dead-Ball era. Crisp fountain pen signature, “J. Franklin Baker,” on a light green slip clipped from a check. Matted with a small photo of Baker at the plate to an overall size of 11 x 8.5. In fine condition, with show-through from a light bank stamp over first initial of signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1503. Baseball and Boxing Hall of Famers. Adjoined pages from a program for the second annual Boston Sports Lodge B’nai B’rith Awards Dinner in 1954, 16.75 x 11 open, signed in blue ballpoint by ten of the athletes present. Signers are: Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Joe Cronin, Dom DiMaggio, Tommy Collins, Jimmy McLarnin, Barney Ross, Fritzie Zivic, Jack Britton, and Joe Dundee. In fine condition, with rusty staple marks to the central fold. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Extremely desirable 1947 baseball featuring six Hall of Famers, Ott, Greenberg, and Frisch among them 1504. Baseball Hall of Famers. Official Spalding National League baseball

signed in ink on the sweet spot and side panels by by 14 players, including six Hall of Famers. Signers are: Mel Ott, Hank Greenberg, Frank Frisch, Travis Jackson, Ralph Kiner (ss), Johnny Mize, Mickey Witek, Tommy Holmes, Walker Cooper, Babe Young, Culley Rikard, Elbie Fletcher, Goodwin Rosen, and Dick Bartell. A collector’s ink notation to a side panel indicates that it was signed at the Polo Grounds in June 1947. In fine condition, with light overall soiling and league stamps very faded; all signatures remain quite bold, clean, and legible. Likely signed during a Giants vs. Pirates game, as the majority of the signers were either players or coaches for those teams during the 1947 season. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Beautiful set of over 50 Perez-Steele cards—including Mantle, Williams, and the scarce Campanella 1505. Baseball Hall of Famers. Near-complete set of Perez-Steele Great Moments series

cards, each numbered out of 5000, featuring 56 signed in blue felt tip by the player pictured. Signers are: Luis Aparicio, Ernie Banks, Al Barlick, Johnny Bench, Yogi Berra, Lou Boudreau, Lou Brock, Roy Campanella, Rod Carew, Ray Dandridge, Bill Dickey, Bobby Doerr, Rick Ferrell, Rollie Fingers, Whitey Ford, Charlie Gehringer, Lefty Gomez, Billy Herman, Carl Hubbell, Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter, Monte Irvin, Fergie Jenkins, Al Kaline, George Kell, Harmon Killebrew, Ralph Kiner, Sandy Koufax, Buck Leonard, Bob Lemon, Al Lopez, Mickey Mantle, Juan Marichal, Eddie Mathews, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Johnny Mize, Joe Morgan, Stan Musial, Hal Newhouser, Jim Palmer, Gaylord Perry, Pee Wee Reese, Robin Roberts, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Red Schoendienst, Tom Seaver, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, Willie Stargell, Hoyt Wilhelm, Billy Williams, Ted Williams, Early Wynn, and Carl Yastrzemski. Set is contained within two Perez-Steele albums, and is comprised of the first 96 cards in the set, with the exceptions of #9 Hank Aaron and #32 Roberto Clemente. In overall fine to very fine condition. As Roy Campanella rarely signed later in life, signed examples of his Perez-Steele card are quite scarce. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1935 American League All-Stars, featuring Gehrig, Foxx, and Simmons 1506. Baseball: 1935 All Star Game. Official

Spalding National League (Frick) baseball signed in black ink on the sweet spot and side panels by 18 members of the 1935 American League All-Star team. Signers are: Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx (2), Lefty Grove, Al Simmons, Charlie Gehringer, Lefty Gomez, Joe Cronin, Schoolboy Rowe (ss), Tommy Bridges, Bob Johnson, Ben Chapman, Rollie Hemsley, Mel Harder, Ossie Bleuge, Sam West, Joe Vosmik, Doc Cramer, and Del Baker. In very good to fine condition, with most signatures very light but legible; ball itself is bright and clean. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The ‘Father of Modern Baseball’ signs alongside Hawaiian Queen Emma on a new lease for land in Honolulu

1507. Alexander Cartwright. Referred to as the ‘Father of Baseball,’ Cartwright (1820–1892) and his fellow New York Knickerbocker Ball Club members devised the modern rules of the game. Rare manuscript DS, signed “Alxr. J. Cartwright,” three pages on two lightly-lined sheets, 8 x 12.5, September 4, 1883. Lease for land in Honolulu, signed as attorney for Hawaiian Queen Emma. In part: “This Indenture made this 4 day of September 1883 between Emma Kaleleonalani of Honolulu Island of Oahu of the first part and Tuck Yee, Pat Ngu and Ing Chun of the same place of the second part Witnesseth That the said party of the first part doth hereby demise and lease unto the said parties of the second part and their executors, administrators and assigns that certain piece or parcel of land situate at…Honolulu…containing an area of 1 44/100 Acres… for and during the full end and term of Five years from the 3rd day of September 1883, the said parties of the second part yielding and paying rent therefor the sum of One hundred and fifty Dollars ($150) for each and every year during the continuance of this lease and after the same rate for any part of a year.” Signed at the conclusion, “Emma Kaleleonalani,” and “by Her Atty in fact, Alxr J. Cartwright,” and also signed in Chinese characters “Tuck Yee,” “Pat Ngu,” and “Ing Chun,.” In very good condition, with some scattered small pinholes, a few repaired fold separations, and some scattered light toning and staining, heaviest to docket page, and not affecting legibility. Four years after helping formulate the modern rules of baseball—nine players, nine innings, 90 feet between bases, etc.—Alexander Joy Cartwright left New York to join the California gold rush in ’49, then quickly made his way to Honolulu, where he became one of the island’s most prominent and well-respected businessmen and lawyers. After gaining the attention of the royal family, he was appointed Consul to Peru and became Queen Emma Kaleleonalani’s personal financial advisor, while his firm, Cartwright and Company, Ltd., handled the rest of the family’s estate. Two years after signing this document with the Queen, he served as the executor of her Last Will and Testament. Also signed by Cecil Brown, a signer of the Hawaiian Constitution and a Hawaiian Territorial Senator, this is an interesting and incredibly scarce document—one of only three Cartwright items we have ever offered! Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The ‘Georgia Peach’ laments his fame after a drunk driving arrest: “I wish I had never been publicly known and carried the name I do” 1508. Ty Cobb. ALS signed “Ty,” four pages, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, September 7, 1954. Letter to former teammate Archie Yelle. In part (with grammar and spelling retained): “It has been sometime since you have heard from me but I have not forgotten you and your friend and the very nice thing you did for me also there has been one thing after another that interfered with my coming by to see you, to my sorrow I have taken another route up here the two times I have traveled from Atherton, Calif. To Lake Tahoe this summer, Archie recently and alone I sure got a tough deal in Placerville, I suppose you saw it in papers, please believe me they surely gave me a very wrong deal and sometimes I wish I had never been publicly known and carried the name I do…I will tell you about it when I see you, its very difficult not to work up a hate to some of those boys away up in the corner of the state and who is tied up to the local Justice of peace. I was not the only one they took others and my attorney told me two army flyers from Maxwell Field who had been up to Lake Tahoe, and stuck them the same as I was, I was going to ask for Jury trial as I felt I was treated very wrong, my attorney from Auburn not Placerville stated they had boys that were under obligations and had, had good treatment by the J.P. and Jury would be packed and advised me not to ask for Jury trial and the extra expense to me…We will be here until Oct 18th when we go back to South Dakota for some pheasant, so any time between now and then will suit us, I would like much to reciprocate your very unusual kindness that you extended to me and it would be a pleasure if you all can come here…I have a fishing boat, out board motor also a Chris Craft 23 foot boat for pleasure cruising, we can go to Reno, Carson City, Virginia City and you will please me if you will come. I live on Nevada side of Lake Tahoe and very near Glenbrook also in as couple of hundred yards from Cave Rock, south 2 1/2 miles from Glenbrook, and yes we can get some deer very soon…My regards to your duck shooting partner.” A mild block of toning to last two pages from envelope, including over signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and a photocopy of a blurb from the August 7, 1954, issue of the Oakland Tribune reporting his arrest. A surprisingly contrite letter from the usually hard-nosed Cobb. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 232 | September 18, 2013 | SPORTS


1509. Roberto Clemente. Vintage ink

1512. Eddie Collins.

signature, “Roberto Clemente,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. A block of toning over the signature area from previous display, and a diagonal crease to the right side (not affecting the signature), otherwise fine condition. A nice, uninscribed example. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1 5 1 0 . Ty C o b b .

Vintage fountain pen signature, “Ty Cobb, Centerfield, Detroit,” on three off-white 1.75 x .75 clipped slips affixed to a black 2.5 x 3.5 card. Encapsulated in a plastic SGC/JSA authentication holder. Attractively double-cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 11.75 x 13.5. In fine condition. A highly desirable example as Cobb included his position and team’s city. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Be a good boy and don’t be sent to hell”

DS, signed “Edward T. Collins,” one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, August 26, 1939. Agreement between the Boston American League Baseball Company and Little Rock Baseball Company for the assignment of Alpha Brazle for the sum of $7500. Nicely signed at the conclusion by Collins. In fine condition, with trivial paper loss to upper left corner tip and expected document wear. Brazle broke into the big leagues with the Cardinals in 1943, finishing his ten-year career there with a very respectable 97-64 record and 3.31 ERA—he did, however, take the loss against the Red Sox in game five of the 1946 World Series. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1513. James J. Corbett. Bold

vintage ink signature, “With best regards, Sincerely, Jas. J. Corbett, Mar. 8/30,” on an off-white 5 x 3.25 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1511. Ty Cobb.

ALS signed “Ty,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 8.25, Atlanta Biltmore letterhead, July 2, 1956. Letter to ‘Doc’ Morris. In part: “Be a good boy and don’t be sent to hell for if it’s worse than I have had in Atlanta, Americus, Ga., Roanoke, Va., and Kansas City, Mo., then it is more than terrible, have to be away from air cooling some and some is more than enough for me.” In a postscript on the reverse, also signed “Ty,” Cobb invites Mr. Morris to his vacation home on Lake Tahoe. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Cobb’s hand. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity and grading from PSA/DNA, grading the autograph a “9.” RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1514. Giuseppe Farina. Italian race car driver (1906–1966) who was the first ever Formula One World Champion. Rare vintage glossy 5.75 x 4.25 photo of Farina posing in his race car, signed and inscribed in Italian in fountain pen. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Frazier’s retirement passport

1517. Joe Frazier. Frazier’s personal passport, number E474304, 1515. Jimmie Foxx. Baseball Hall of Famer (1907–1967) who

became the second major league player to hit 500 career home runs after Babe Ruth. Vintage ink signature, “Jimmie Foxx,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. Beautifully double-suede-matted and framed with a photo of Foxx in uniform and a Red Sox patch to an overall size of 20 x 16. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Highly-desirable barnstorming tour photo 1516. Lou Gehrig. Scarce vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.5 photo of Babe Ruth with his arm wrapped around Lou Gehrig, from a ball game between the Bustin’ Babes and the Larrupin’ Lou’s during one of their second barnstorming tours, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To my pal, and brother Elk, a real buddy, Most sincerely, Lou Gehrig, To Jeff Gooding, 12/28/28.” Photo also bears pre-printed signatures of both Gehrig and Babe Ruth. In very good condition, with Gehrig’s signature and inscription uniformly light, but still legible, and scattered creases and ripples, and slight edge trimming. A largely profitable trip, it is said that Gehrig earned more on the barnstorming trip than he made while playing for the Yankees. Pioneering sports agent Christy Walsh was the mind behind both this tour as well as the sale of these souvenir photos. Despite the success of their tour, any signed examples of these souvenir photos are quite rare. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $750)

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issued on March 12, 1984. Passport measures 3.5 x 5, and contains his printed personal information on the third page, signed at the bottom “Joseph Frazier.” Affixed on the adjoining page, opposite the personal information page is Frazier’s 2.25 x 2.5 passport snapshot, which bears an embossed State Department seal over top portion. Frazier has also filled his address and emergency contact information on the inside front cover, listing Florence Frazier as his contact. Inside pages bear visa stamps from London, Trinidad and Tobago, and New York. In fine condition, with mild rippling and expected handling wear. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


1518. Rogers Hornsby. ANS on

the reverse of an autograph request letter, folded to 5.5 x 3.25, postmarked December 20, 1939. Brief note to an admirer. In full: “I will be very glad to autograph your picture.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1519. Rogers Hornsby. Vin-

tage fountain pen signature, “Rogers Hornsby,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 slip affixed to a 7.5 x 4 piece of light brown construction paper. In fine condition, with some light staining from adhesive on reverse touching the tops of last few letters of signature. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1520.

Gorgeous George.

Professional wrestler (1915–1963) who gained mainstream popularity and became one of the biggest stars of the Golden Age of Wrestling. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Gorgeous George in a flamboyant costume, signed in black ink. In fine condition, with trivial irregular ink adhesion. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1521. James J. Jeffries. Vintage ink signature, “Jas. J. Jeffries,” at the bottom of on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet bearing a 1951 letter from a collector asking for an authentic signature, after receiving a pre-printed signature in the mail. Collector has listed five other great heavyweights who provided original signatures, in the hopes of acquiring one from Jeffries. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one through a single letter of signature. A nice crisp signature acquired with a little tenacity. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Get plenty of sleep, eat only plain, wholesome food and use a little judgement in regard to your smoking” 1522. George Halas. TLS signed “Geo. S. Halas,” one page, 7.75 x 11, Chicago Bears Football Club letterhead, July 11, 1935. Letter to Forrest McPherson. In part: “Within one month you are to report in Chicago for football and eighteen days later we play the College All-Stars at Soldier Field. You can easily see that it is up to you to report in good condition. My advice to each of you is that you start at once and gradually get in shape: get plenty of sleep, eat only plain, wholesome food and use a little judgement [sic] in regard to your smoking. If you are overweight, ease up on your eating—cut out potatoes, sweets and pastries and limit yourself to one glass of water at meals…Make it a point to practise [sic] starts, short sprints and jogging, so that you are sure to report with your legs in good condition.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, overall creases, and trimmed left and right edges. McPherson would make his debut with the Bears in 1935 and would be traded to Philadelphia the same season. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The African-American heavyweight champ’s boxing tips and health hints

1523. Jack Johnson. Rare softcover booklet entitled Jack Johnson: The Man, 5 x 6.75, 48 pages, circa late 1920s to early 1930s, signed and inscribed inside the front cover in fountain pen, “From Jack Johnson, to a friend Leon, with good luck.” In very good condition, with scattered dampstaining to front cover (not visible inside), and a central vertical crease to booklet (passing through the inscription and very start of the signature). Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 235


“The worst that can happen to him is to get a daredevle hook planted in his ear” 1524. Bobby Jones. ALS signed “Bob Jones,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 13, 1961. Letter to Ray Brown. In part: “I am happy indeed that you liked some parts of the book, and I am equally sorry that I did not give Sarasota the full Chamber of Commerce treatment…Incidentally, although this does not apply to Sarasota, I have a golf course up here named for me which is best left undescribed. That was really one hell of an experience Charlie had on that deer hunt in Tennessee…I think he has now decided to confine his outdoor activities to fishing with me, when the worst that can happen to him is to get a daredevle [sic] hook planted in his ear.” In fine condition, with light foxing to the upper portion. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Highly desirable pair of Jordan’s signature shoes

1526. Michael Jordan. Pair of

Nike Air Jordan XIV basketball sneakers, size 13, signed in silver ink on the side of the right shoe. In fine condition, with an Upper Deck hologram affixed to lower right. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Upper Deck. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1527. Joe Louis. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Louis in a pugilistic pose, signed vertically in blue ink. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I remember that we played the two rounds of golf…and I recall that I have also seen you several times in Augusta” 1525. Bobby Jones. TLS signed “Bob Jones,” one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, November 27, 1967. Jones writes to Charles V. McAdam, longtime executive at the McNaught Syndicate. In part: “I…am pleased that you have authorized a biography. I am sure it will be interesting. Since receiving your letter, I have tried to think of some exciting or interesting experience you and I shared; but I have not been able to come up with anything. I remember that we played the two rounds of golf you mention at Cleveland and Blind Brook; and I recall that I have also seen you several times in Augusta. Beyond this, I can think of nothing that would illuminate Dr. Steincrohn’s book. I have always enjoyed your company, and I must tell Dr. Steincrohn that you play as hard as you work, and that within your handicap bracket, you were a pretty tough guy to handle on the golf course.” In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned 7.5 x 9.5 portrait of Jones swinging a golf club. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 236 | September 18, 2013 | SPORTS

1528. Rocky Marciano. Vin-

tage 11.25 x 9 cardstock promotional photo of Marciano battling Archie Moore, signed in the lower border in blue ballpoint. Scattered light creases and surface marks, and some light soiling to borders, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Extremely rare ‘M & M’ boys dual-signed ball 1529. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Official Rawlings

American League MacPhail baseball signed in black ballpoint on the sweet spot by Mickey Mantle and on a side panel in blue ballpoint by Roger Maris. In fine condition, with some mild toning under Mantle’s signature. An incredibly desirable pairing of two Yankee legends who chased Ruth’s single season home run record in 1961. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

1530. Alano Montanari. Italian professional Grand Prix motorcycle

road racer (1908–1958). Scarce vintage glossy 5.5 x 3.75 photo of Montanari on his Moto Guzzi 250cc motorcycle, signed and inscribed in Italian in fountain pen. In fine condition, with a few slight surface creases. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1 5 3 1 . Ta z i o Nuvolari. Rare

vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 photo of Nuvolari in his race car, vertically signed and inscribed in Italian in fountain pen, and dated 1951. In fine condition, with a few slight surface creases. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1532. Mel Ott. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Mel Ott,” on a government postcard. Double-matted and framed with a photo of Ott in his Giants uniform to an overall size of 14 x 18. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1936 Yankees championship team, featuring five Hall of Famers with Gehrig on the sweet spot

1533. NY Yankees: 1936. Official Reach American League (Harridge) baseball signed in ink on the sweet spot and side panels by 17 members of the 1936 Yankees team. Signers are: Lou Gehrig (ss), Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey, Tony Lazzeri, Red Ruffing, Bump Hadley, George Selkirk, Jake Powell, Don Heffner, Johnny Broaca, Jack Saltzgaver, Roy Johnson, Walter ‘Jumbo’ Brown, Myril Hoag, Johnny Schulte, and two indecipherable. In very good condition, with moderate overall toning, scattered surface loss to side panels (affecting the Saltzgaver and Brown signatures), and many signatures light but legible (however DiMaggio’s, situated between Lazzeri and Johnson, is present but barely perceptible). Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Scarce signature of the inspirational Chicago Bear

1534. Montreal Canadiens. Vintage ballpoint signatures of 19 members of the 1955–56 Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens team, on three album pages of approximately 4.5 x 5.5 (none signed back-to-back). Signers are: Jacques Plante, Dickie Moore, Doug Harvey, Toe Blake, Ken Mosdell, Maurice Richard, Butch Bouchard, Bernie ‘Boom Boom’ Geoffrion, Bob Turner, Jean-Guy Talbot, Don Marshall, Jackie Leclair, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Jean Beliveau, Floyd Curry, Bert Olmstead, Dollard St. Laurent, and Tom Johnson. In overall fine condition, with toning to borders. A fantastic set of signatures featuring all eleven Hall of Famers from the team. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1535. Brian Piccolo. Deceased football player (1943-1970) whose life and early death were portrayed in the movie Brian’s Song. Mailing envelope, 6.5 x 3.5, bearing a January 20, 1970, Chicago, Illinois, postmark, signed in the upper left corner in blue ballpoint, “Brian Piccolo.” In fine condition, with a stamped address to lower right. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


The ‘Sultan of Swat’ takes a mighty swing 1536. Babe Ruth. Vintage glossy 8 x 9.75 photo of Ruth late in his Yankees career, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To my good friend Ralph Woodbury, from Babe Ruth, 5-3-47.” In very good condition, with scattered surface creases (most noticeably to his knee area), inscription and signature slightly faded with some flaking to ink, a slightly trimmed bottom edge, and a block of uniform overall toning from previous display. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. A classic pose of the ‘Bambino.’ RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

1537. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Official

Charles C. Carr Western League baseball signed in black ink on the sweet spot, “Babe Ruth,” and on a side panel, “Lou Gehrig.” Upper panel bears a “1927” ink notation in an unknown hand. In very good condition, with scattered dings, toning, and soiling (some flaws affecting signatures, which remain predominantly bold and legible). Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. An appealing pairing of the Yankee legends. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Bold Ruth signature occupying a full side-panel 1538. Babe Ruth. Official MacGregor–Goldsmith Pioneer League baseball signed in black fountain pen on a side panel, “Sincerely, Babe Ruth.” Signature dates from between 1946-1948. In fine condition, apparently cleaned or sanded, with a few light ink remnants of possibly removed signatures. Accompanied by a full letter of grading and authenticity from PSA/DNA, grading the autograph a “7,” the ball a “2,” and the overall grade a “4.5.” A particularly bold signature, with Ruth adding a seldom-seen sentiment, which he rarely did on baseballs. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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1539. Babe Ruth. Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Ruth sitting in a window seat and smoking a cigar with two gentlemen, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To my pal, Emory Peppey, from Babe Ruth, 5-4-48.” Scattered creases and irregular adhesion to inscription and signature, otherwise fine condition. Ruth passed away just three months after signing, on August 16. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

1540. Babe Ruth. Very

nice vintage fountain pen signature, “ S i n c e r e l y, Babe Ruth,” on an off-white slip. Double-cloth-matted and framed with a great photo of Ruth and a small name plaque to an overall size of 15.75 x 25. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Superlative 1932 twice-signed Ruth check 1541. Babe Ruth. First National Bank check, 8 x 3, filled out and signed by Ruth, “G. H. Ruth,” payable to cash for $50, May 2, 1932. Check is also endorsed on the reverse, “G. H. Ruth.” In fine condition, with central vertical fold and bank stamp (not affecting signature or legibility of writing). This is the first twice-signed check we have offered from Ruth’s playing days with the Yankees. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Diploma for the 1940 New York World’s Fair issued by the ‘Bambino,’ the appointed baseball instructor 1542. Babe Ruth. DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, October 16, 1940. Unissued 1940 World’s Fair Academy of Sport attendance certificate, which reads, in part: “This is to Certify that…attended instruction at the Academy of Sport New York World’s Fair and he is hereby commended for his interest in Sport and his intentions to practice the ideals of Sportsmanship and Clean Competition as exemplified by the Baseball and Football leaders who have instructed him.” Signed at the conclusion by Ruth, and also signed by Ruth’s agent Christy Walsh. Scattered soiling, a few edge dings, as well as a few creases to corners and edges (upper left corner tip missing), otherwise fine condition. A seldom-seen memento of the home-run champion’s ever-enduring love of the game, and the young fans who would carry it into the future. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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1543. Al Simmons. Uncom-

mon vintage fountain pen signature, “Al Simmons,” on a light green 4.25 x 6 album page. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned photo of Simmons. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1544. Pie Traynor. Ballpoint signature, “Harold ‘Pie’ Traynor,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. Matted and framed with a photo of Traynor in the dugout, bearing a pre-printed signature, to an overall size of 13.75 x 22. In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1546. Honus Wagner. Com-

memorative cover with a cachet honoring the 100th anniversary of ‘America’s National Game,’ bearing an induction day postmark from June 12, 1939, in Cooperstown, New York, signed vertically in fountain pen, “J. Honus Wagner.” Nicely double-matted and framed with an image of Wagner at bat to an overall size of 15.5 x 18.5. In fine condition, with a subtle diagonal band of toning to the right side. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Steiner Sports. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Lew Alcindor” along with his 1968 UCLA team 1547. UCLA Basketball.

1545. Hack Wilson. Vin-

tage fountain pen signature, “Lewis Hack Wilson,” on an off-white slip. Suede-matted and framed with a photo of Wilson at bat to an overall size of 16.75 x 13.75. In very good condition, with light overall toning. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Vintage FDC with a cachet honoring basketball, signed in blue ballpoint by the 1967–68 UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team. Signers are: Lew Alcindor, John Wooden, Lucius Allen, Kenny Heitz, Mike Lynn, Jim Nielsen, Lynn Shackelford, Mike Warren, Jerry Norman, Gene Sutherland, Bill Sweek, Neville Saner, Steve Patterson, and Frank Adler. In fine condition, with skipping to ink of a few signatures. A scarce example of the full 1967–68 team featuring the desirable early signature of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)


1548. Muhammad Ali

1550. Muhammad Ali

MB $100

1551. Muhammad Ali

MB $200

MB $200

1552. Marcus Allen

1553. Richie Ashburn

1554. Athletes

1555. Baltimore Colts

1556. Dave Bancroft

1557. Baseball Hall of Famers

1558. Baseball Hall of Famers

1559. Baseball Hall of Famers

1561. Johnny Bench

1562. Johnny Bench

1563. Yogi Berra

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1560. Baseball: Willard Brown and Negro Leaguers MB $100

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1564. Wade Boggs

1565. Boston Celtics

1566. Boston Red Sox

1567. James J. Braddock

1568. Herb Brooks

1569. Paul Brown

1570. Paul Brown

1571. California Angels

1572. Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

1573. Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

1574. Chicago Cubs

1575. Cleveland Browns

1576. Kerry Collins and Tony Boselli

1577. Tony Conigliaro

1578. Maureen Connolly

1579. Jack Coombs

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1580. Jack Dempsey

1581. Jack Dempsey

1582. Joe DiMaggio

1583. Joe DiMaggio

1584. Joe DiMaggio

1585. Joe DiMaggio

1586. Leo Durocher

1587. Dale Earnhardt

1588. John Elway and Kurt Warner

1589. Roy Emerson

1590. Bob Feller

1591. Bob Feller

1592. Nellie Fox

1593. A. J. Foyt

1594. Walt Frazier

1595. Golf Greats

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1596. Golf: Masters Champions

1597. Golf: Masters Champions

1598. Golf: Runyan and Ball

1599. Red Grange

1600. Red Grange

1601. Hank Greenberg

1602. Joe Greene

1603. Joe Greene

1604. Wayne Gretzky

1605. Wayne Gretzky

1606. Wayne Gretzky

1607. Wayne Gretzky

1608. Jack Ham

1609. Franco Harris

1610. Woody Hayes

1611. Don Hoak

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1612. Lou Holtz

1613. Paul Hornung MB $100

1614. Horse Racing: Triple Crown Winners

1615. Gordie Howe

1616. Gordie Howe

1617. Mark Howe

1618. Al Kaline

1619. Sandy Koufax

1620. LA Rams MB $100

1621. LA Rams: Fearsome Foursome

1622. LA Rams: Fearsome Foursome

1623. Jack Lambert

1624. Jake LaMotta

1625. Jake LaMotta

1626. Tom Landry

1627. Mario Lemieux

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1628. Buck Leonard

1629. Jon Lester

1630. Eric Lindros

1631. Enrico Lorenzetti

1632. Joe Louis

1633. Connie Mack

1634. Archie Manning MB $100

1635. Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford

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1636. Mickey Mantle

1637. Mickey Mantle

1638. Mickey Mantle

1639. Gino Marchetti

1640. Roger Maris

1641. Billy Martin

1642. Umberto Masetti

1643. Willie Mays

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1644. Joe McCarthy

1645. Joe Montana

1646. Joe Montana

1647. Joe Montana

1648. Warren Moon

1649. Archie Moore

1650. Shane Mosley

1651. Stan Musial

1652. Stan Musial

1653. Stan Musial

1654. NASCAR

1655. Notre Dame Football

1656. NY Jets: Sack Exchange

1657. NY Mets

1658. NY Yankees: Perfect Game Pitchers

1659. Sadaharu Oh

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1660. Manny Pacquiao

1661. Manny Pacquiao

1662. Satchel Paige

1663. Arnold Palmer

1664. Bernie Parent

1665. Richard Petty

1666. Philadelphia Flyers

1667. Phildelphia Flyers: Broad Street Bullies

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1668. Cal Ripken, Jr MB $100

1672. Sugar Ray Robinson MB $100

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1669. Cal Ripken, Jr MB $100

1673. Cristiano Ronaldo MB $100

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1670. Cal Ripken, Jr

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1671. Frank Robinson and Brooks Robinson

1674. Cristiano Ronaldo

1675. Pete Rose

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1676. Pete Rose

1677. Pete Rose

1678. Pete Rose

1679. Bruno Ruffo

1680. Bill Russell

1681. Nolan Ryan

1682. Gale Sayers

1683. Tom Seaver

1684. Eddie Shore

1685. Mike Singletary

1686. Emmitt Smith

1687. Sam Snead

1688. Duke Snider

1689. Duke Snider

1690. Hope Solo

1691. Amos Alonzo Stagg

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1692. Casey Stengel MB $100

1693. Casey Stengel MB $100

1696. Toronto Maple Leafs

1697. Mike Tyson

1700. Fay Vincent

1701. Reggie White

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1704. Ted Williams MB $200

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1694. Goose Tatum MB $100

1698. Mike Tyson MB $100

1695. Y. A. Tittle MB $100

1699. US Olympic Gymnastics Team MB $100

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1702. Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski

1703. Ted Williams

1705. Ted Williams

1706. Tiger Woods

1707. Carl Yastrzemski

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Terms and Conditions of Sale TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE - AGREEMENT BETWEEN R&R AUCTION COMPANY, LLC AND BIDDER BY EITHER REGISTERING TO BID OR PLACING A BID, THE BIDDER ACCEPTS THESE CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ENTERS INTO A LEGALLY, BINDING, ENFORCEABLE AGREEMENT WITH RR AUCTION. The following terms and conditions constitute the sole terms and conditions under which R&R AUCTION COMPANY (“RR Auction”) will offer for sale and sell the property described in the Catalog. These Conditions of Sale constitute a binding agreement between the Bidder and RR Auction with respect to the auction. By bidding at auction, whether in person, through an agent or representative, by telephone, facsimile, on-line, absentee bid, or by any other form of bid or by any other means, the Bidder acknowledges the thorough reading and understanding of all of these Conditions of Sale, all descriptions of items in the Catalog, and all matters incorporated herein by reference, and agrees to be fully bound thereby. NO BID MAY BE PLACED IN ANY MANNER UNLESS THE BIDDER HAS FULLY REVIEWED AND AGREES TO ALL OF THE “CONDITIONS OF SALE” EITHER PRINTED IN THE CATALOG OR ONLINE, AS WELL AS THE TERMS OF THE REGISTRATION FORM. BY PLACING ANY BID, THE BIDDER REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS TO RR AUCTION THAT HE OR SHE HAS FULLY REVIEWED AND AGREES TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THESE “CONDITIONS OF SALE” AND THE TERMS OF THE REGISTRATION FORM. WITHOUT SUCH REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY AND AGREEMENT, RR AUCTION WOULD NOT PERMIT THE BIDDER TO BID. 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. RR Auction is in compliance, to the fullest extent possible, with New Hampshire procedures regarding the bonding of auctioneers. Auctioneer and Auction: 1. This Auction is presented by RR Auction, a d/b/a/ of R&R Auction Company, LLC, as identified with the applicable licensing information on the title page of the catalog or on the www.RRauction.com Internet site (the “Auctioneer”). The Auction is conducted under these Terms and Conditions of Sale and applicable state and local law. Announcements and corrections from the podium at live auctions and those made through the Terms and Conditions of Sale appearing on the Internet at RRauction.com supersede those in the printed catalog. Bidder/Bidders: 2. “Bidder” or “Bidders” shall mean the original Bidder of the property from RR Auction and not any subsequent owner or other person who may acquire or have acquired an interest therein. If Bidder is an agent, the agency must be disclosed in writing to RR Auction prior to the time of sale, otherwise the benefits of the warranty shall be limited to the agent and not transferable to the undisclosed principal. 3. The rights granted to Bidders under these Terms and Conditions of Sale are personal and may not be assigned or transferred to any other person or entity, whether by operation of law or otherwise. Any attempt to assign or transfer any such rights shall be absolutely void and unenforceable. No third party may rely on any benefit or right conferred on any Bidder by these Terms and Conditions of Sale. 4. Bids will not be accepted from minor persons under eighteen (18) years of age without a parent’s written consent containing an acknowledgment that the Terms and Conditions of Sale herein and indicating their agreement to be bound thereby on behalf of the Bidder. 5. Any person participating or registering for the Auction agrees to be bound by and accepts these Terms and Conditions of Sale. 6. All Bidders must meet Auctioneer’s qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good standing of RR Auction may be disqualified at RR Auction’s sole option and will not be awarded lots. Such determination may be made by RR Auction in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time prior to, during, or even after the close of the Auction. RR Auction reserves the right to exclude any person from the auction. 7. If an entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally guarantee payment for any successful bid. 8. By accepting the Terms and Conditions of 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 Credit: 9. In order to place bids, Bidders who have not established credit with the Auctioneer must either furnish satisfactory credit information (including two collectibles-related business references) or supply valid credit card information, well in advance of the Auction. Bidders who are not members of RRAuction.com should pre-register before the close of the Auction to allow adequate time to contact references. Credit will be granted at the discretion of Auctioneer. Additionally Bidders who have not previously established credit or who wish to bid in excess of their established credit history may be required to provide their social security number or the last four digits thereof so a credit check may


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.


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| September 18, 2013