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RARE. REMARKABLE. www.RRAuction.com October 16, 2013


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Contents Presidents & First Ladies ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3 Notables ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������44 Military ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������88 Space & Aviation ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 97 Art & Literature ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������110 Comic Art & Animation ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 136 Classic Music �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 141 Contemporary & Modern Music �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 148 Classic Entertainment ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 171 Sports ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 203 Terms & Conditions ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 237

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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

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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


presidents & first ladies

Rare three-language ship’s paper for a Charleston-docked vessel “laden with Rice & Tobacco” 1. George Washington. Partly-printed DS as president, signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 13 x 16, May 8, 1795. Three-language ship’s paper, with French on the left side, English in the center, and Dutch on the right, issued to “Stephen Swett, master or commander of the Brig called Fairy…lying at present in the port of Charleston bound for Bourdeaux and laden with Rice & Tobacco.” Prominently signed in the center by President Washington and countersigned by Secretary of State Edmund Randolph and Collector of Customs Isaac Holmes. Attractively cloth matted and framed with a portrait of Washington to an overall size of 27.5 x 23. White seal affixed to the left side remains crisp and fully intact, as does the smaller notary seal affixed to the lower border. Separated intersecting folds (repaired with archival tape on the reverse; one vertical separation passes through the first letter of Washington’s signature), and toning to edges, otherwise very good condition. Providing proof of the nationality of the ship’s owner, should the vessel be stopped by a foreign power—especially important following Washington’s Neutrality Act of 1794, solidifying America’s relationship with France—ship’s papers were crucial documents, vital to the success of international trade. Any documents from Washington’s time as president are exceedingly rare and highly sought after; this paper, sending a ship to Bourdeaux at an important time in French-American relations, is even more so. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) | 3


Scarce full Washington signature from 1769 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 are 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 cloth-matted 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 staining over half of the signature, not affecting its legibility, 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. Complete Washington signatures are seldom seen. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Ship’s pass issued on the same day that Jefferson requested funding for Lewis and Clark 3. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Partly-printed DS, signed “Th: Jefferson” as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 11.5 x 18, January 18, 1803. Scalloped-top ship’s pass issued to the “Ship Pyomingo of New York, Paschal Blaggre master or commander…mounted with no guns, navigated with eleven men to pass with her Company Passengers, Goods and Merchandise without any hindrance, seizure or molestation.” Signed at the conclusion by Jefferson and Madison, and countersigned by the Collector of New York. Archivally matted and framed, with color portraits of Jefferson and Madison and copies of large size US currency on which Jefferson and Madison appear, to an overall size of 35.5 x 21. Jefferson’s signature is very light, but mostly legible (the “Th:” is extremely faint), intersecting folds, two through single letters of Madison’s signature, several additional vertical folds, written portions of document just a shade or two light, and some scattered light toning and wrinkling, otherwise very good condition. On the same day that Jefferson and Madison authorized this ship’s paper, the president sent a secret message to Congress asking for ‘the appropriation of two thousand five hundred dollars, for the purpose of extending the external commerce of the United States.’ This money was used to fund the Lewis and Clark expedition. Incidentally, three years later the Pymingo would be captured by British forces in the West Indies. Such scalloped-top pages, particularly those signed by two presidents, are always desirable with this one even more so with the historic date connection. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

President Jefferson uses his influence to aid a French expatriate whose father was “murdered by the Indians” 4. Thomas Jefferson.

Ink docketing signature as president, “Mr. Jefferson,” at the bottom of a letter sent to him by Congressman William Branch Giles, one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.5, dated September 25, 1801. The letter is an introduction for Mr. Tebeuffe, and reads, in part: “He is the son of a gentleman of that name, who some years ago came from France to the United States, with a view of establishing himself in some part of the western country, but in making the attempt, was unfortunately murdered by the Indians…After the death of the father, and during the minority of the son, the family was put on the list of emigrants by the then government of France [referring to the France’s Revolutionary-era list of political “undesirables” who were considered enemies of the state and were subjected to permanent exile and forfeiture of personal property]. Mr. Tebeuffe having received assurances that their names will now be erased from the emigrant list proposes to visit his native country, with a view of making his respects to his Mother, who is still living, and as far as may be practicable of reclaiming his estate. Mr. Tebeuffe, sensible of the high consideration attached to your name in France, conceives, that letters from you of his good conduct here, will essentially facilitate the execution of his objects.” Giles then goes on to describe Tebueffe and his employment in the mercantile business. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, scattered light stains, primarily to edges and corners, mild toning over Jefferson’s handwriting, a few chips and small separations, and light show-through from writing on reverse. Jefferson earned the “high consideration” of the French government during his tenure as Minister to France from 1785 to 1789, during which time he lived in a house on the Champs Élysées in Paris. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) | 5


Superlative and lengthy letter closing and signature 5. Thomas Jefferson. Conclusion of an ALS signed “Th: Jefferson,” one

page, 5 x 3.25, no date. A self-contained closing clipped from a longer letter reads, in full: “I have the honor to be with the greatest esteem & respect Sir, Your most obedt. & most humble sevt., Th: Jefferson.” In fine condition, with several intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a bit of mild toning. A crisply-penned and highly presentable example. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

President Jefferson investigates an unpopular relative’s concerns over “a denial of justice to you in the Treasury department” 6. Thomas Jefferson. ALS as president signed “Th: Jefferson,” one page, 7.5 x 9.25, Washington, February 23, 1804, to his cousin David Meade Randolph. In full: “As it appeared from your letter of Jan. 10 that you thought there was a denial of justice to you in the Treasury department, it became my duty to ask the explanations which have taken place. These now shew that the way is open to a settlement with the department directly without any further intervention of mine. I may add of a certainty that you will find a perfect disposition there to decide on your case with impartiality according to the rules of evidence which have been established in the Treasury of long standing, which were necessary for the public security, and which are of universal application.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered light areas of irregular toning, tape reinforcement along vertical edges on reverse, and a couple of minor edge tears. Accompanied by its original folder from The Rosenbach Company, this piece was once the property of the legendary autograph dealer A. S. W. Rosenbach, who was active from the 1920s to 1951. Although a member of Jefferson’s extended family, Revolutionary War-veteran David Meade Randolph was among his most bitter political critics. After recommending him for the post of United States Marshal for Virginia during Washington’s presidency, Jefferson became convinced that Randolph was packing juries with Federalists; when he became president in 1801, he immediately dismissed Randolph. Despite their strong opposition, the pair remained in contact due to their close family ties—Randolph’s wife was Jefferson’s son-in-law’s sister. An interesting letter showing Jefferson’s commitment to his kinsman, fulfilling a family obligation despite his well-known dislike of Randolph. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Madison arranges to use trees from his estate to help the US in their quest for additional muskets 7. James Madison. ALS, one page both sides, 8.25 x 10, June 7, 1807. Letter to George Bomford of the Corps of Engineers in which Madison involves himself in a government contract for musket stocks. In part, “Mr. Eddins the proposed contractor for the musket stocks, has since my last, ascertained by a careful examination of the fund of walnut trees on which he relied that it will not yield more than about 12,000 stocks…He cannot therefore with prudence of safety engage for a greater amount. The form of the contract you inclosed has been so worded as to limit his engagement to that number and to the term of one year. Should it be found on trial that the trees he has in view will furnish a greater number, and it be desirable to the public, that a further contract be made, he will probably be willing to enter into one…If equally convenient, an alteration dividing the number of stocks into two equal annual supplies of 6,000, would be preferred…I regret that this limitation has been found necessary, and shall feel greater regret, if any inconvenience should result to the public, from what has passed.” In very good condition, with several small areas of ink erosion, a couple small separations along horizontal mailing folds, moderate show-through from writing on reverse, and light dampstaining to one edge. Despite the conflicts in Europe and Madison’s own assistance in arming the United States, he worked hard as the secretary of state to maintain the country’s neutrality. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

8. James Madison.

Bold ink franking signature, “Free James Madison,” with “Free” written underneath in an unknown hand, on an irregularly clipped slip taken from another envelope. Slip is affixed to a 5.5 x 3.5 offwhite card. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling and closely trimmed eges. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

10. John Quincy Adams.

Partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 14 x 9, May 23, 1825. Land grant issued to Charles and Joseph McKnight for 160 acres of land in Ohio. Signed at the conclusion by Adams, and countersigned by the Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered soiling, heavier at edges, and light wrinkling. The white seal is worn and cracked, but intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exporting sundry goods to France— ranging from cocoa to bear skins 9. James Madison. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20.5 x 16, April 27,

1811. Four-language ship’s papers issued to James Goodday, “master or commander of the Brig called The Fox…lying at present in the port of New York bound for Bordeaux,” laden with a wide array of goods including “cocoa, coffee, sugar, rocoa, cotton, logwood, horns, and bear skins.” Signed at the conclusion by Madison and countersigned by Secretary of State Robert Smith. White seals affixed to left side remain fully intact. Attractively double-matted and framed to an overall size of 30.5 x 26. Intersecting folds, light overall foxing, and a tiny hole to the upper left, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Convening the senate “to receive any communication the President of the United States may think it his duty to make” 11. Andrew Jackson. Manuscript DS as president, one page, 6.25 x 4, December 20, 1836. Document reads, in full: “By virtue of the power vested in me, by the Constitution, I hereby convene the Senate of the United States, to meet in the Senate Chamber, on the fourth day of March next, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, to receive any communication the President of the United States may think it his duty to make.” Document is affixed to an identical size card. In very good condition, with trimmed edges, dampstaining to portion of document, some lightly over signature, and a few ripples. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

14. Martin Van Buren. ALS

12. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed DS as president,

one page, 15 x 9.5, March 16, 1829. Land grant issued to George Hedges for 80 acres of land in Illinois. Signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. In very good condition, with last name of signature fairly light, but still legible, intersecting folds, two passing through single letters of signature, expected toning, and a few spots. The seal is missing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

13. Martin Van Buren.

Ink signature, “M. Van Buren,” on an off-white 4.25 x 1.5 slip. A few vertical folds passing through his last name, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 7.75 x 4.5, September 10, 1835. Brief letter complying with an autograph request. In full: “I cheerfully comply with your request by sending you my signature.” Double -cloth-matted and framed with an engraved portrait, a biographical plaque, an 8-cent USPS stamp, and a commemorative medallion to an overall size of 14 x 35. Intersecting folds, a couple lightly passing through signature, and some scattered light spotting, possibly from adhesive on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


15. William Henry Harrison. Ink signa-

18. John Tyler.

ture, “W. H. Harrison,” on a 2.5 x 1 slip clipped from the closing of a letter, with another partial word in Harrison’s hand above his signature. Slip is housed in an Upper Deck Mystery Cuts plastic holder. Irregularly trimmed edges, uniform light toning, and a vertical fold through last letter of signature, otherwise fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare ALS as president with notably large signature 16. John Tyler.

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

Handwritten endorsement, signed as president, “J. Tyler,” on a 4.25 x 2.5 slip clipped from a larger document. Tyler writes, “If the Secretary has made no other arrangement, Mr. Nolad’s appointment would entirely meet my views.” Reverse bears two other partial endorsements, one dated June 29, 1841. In fine condition, with a vertical fold to left side. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Excusing his attorney general from a cabinet meeting 19. James K. Polk.

ANS in pencil as president, signed “J. K. P.,” one page, 8 x 10, April 29, 1845. Brief response written below an initial letter sent to him by Attorney General John Y. Mason. Polk grants Mason’s request to skip a cabinet meeting. In full: “There is nothing of so much importance as to demand your presence to day.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and slight show-through from ink notation to reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

17. John Tyler. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17 x 14, March 17, 1842. President Tyler appoints David V. Culley as “Paymaster of the Land Office for the District of Lands subject to sale at Indianapolis in the State of Indiana.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Tyler and countersigned by Secretary of the Treasury Walter Forward. Document bears an embossed seal to the lower left. In very good condition, with scattered creases and toning, a few slight tape-repaired edge tears, and a small area of paper loss to the upper right corner tip. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Taylor transfers an officer to deter a suitor for his daughter 20. Zachary Taylor. LS

signed “Z. Taylor. Col., 1st Regt U.S. Infy, Comdg,” one page, 7.75 x 9.5, April 25, 1834. Col. Roger Jones, Adjutant General, U.S. Army. In full: “Herewith is returned agreeably to your directions the application of Capt MacRee for the Recruiting Service. He has been placed on that duty at St. Louis, Mo. with orders to open a Rendezvous & recruit for the 1st Regiment of Infantry.” In fine condition, with light toning along horizontal folds and some show-through from docketing on reverse. One of the officers in Capt. Samuel MacRee’s Company B was 2nd Lieut. Jefferson Davis. ‘The Papers of Jefferson Davis’ footnotes that while stationed at Fort Crawford, MacRee ‘became involved’ in Davis’s courtship of Zachary Taylor’s daughter, Sarah Knox. Taylor had forbidden Davis to court her. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

21. Millard Fillmore. Ink signa-

ture, “Millard Fillmore, Jany. 16, 1854,” on an offwhite slip. Matted with a portrait of Fillmore to an overall size of 8 x 10. Several central vertical folds passing through a couple letters of signature and some scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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22. Franklin Pierce.

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14.75 x 17.5, October 13, 1855. President Pierce appoints Joseph M. Bradford as “Lieutenant in the Navy from the 14th of September 1855 in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Pierce and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy James C. Dobbin. Orange seal affixed to the bottom remains fully intact. Intersecting folds, mild overall foxing, and signatures a shade light, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

23. James Buchanan. Partly-

printed DS as president, one page, 7.25 x 8.25 (trimmed down from a larger size), January 20, 1858. President Buchanan directs the secretary of state to “affix the Seal of the United States to the pardon granted to Jacob W. Powers.” In fine condition, with a few bands of light toning and expected document wear. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

24. James Buchanan. Ink signature, as

president, “James Buchanan, 6 April 1860,” on an off-white slip. Matted with a color portrait of Buchanan to an overall size of 8.5 x 11. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Brigadier General appointment for an officer who would be held at Libby Prison 25. Abraham Lincoln. Partly-printed DS as president, one page,

15.75 x 19.75, June 9, 1864. President Lincoln appoints Joseph Hayes “Brigadier General of Volunteers in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, an ink spot to first letter of signature and a bit of light toning. The blue seal has a horizontal fold passing through the lower portion and is crisp and intact. A light blue ribbon, similar in color to the seal, has been inserted to the right side of the document, apparently around the time the document was first issued. Accompanied by an official copy of the the letter of confirmation of the appointment. Hayes served with the Army of the Potomac at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, where he was wounded. He was cited for bravery at Weldon Railroad, where he was captured and held briefly at Libby Prison. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Lincoln, true to his intention to heal the country, frees a prisoner

26. Abraham Lincoln. Civil War-dated handwritten endorsement of a prisoner’s release signed as president, one lightly-lined page, 7.5 x 1.75, May 3, 1864. Lincoln writes, “Let the prisoner above named be discharged on the condition stated.” Matted and framed with an attractive and desirable original William E. Marshall engraving of Lincoln to an overall size of 21 x 28. In very good condition, with some irregular toning not affecting the very bold handwriting and signature. Oversized.Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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27. Abraham Lincoln. Ink signature, as president, “A. Lincoln, Aug. 6, 1862,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1 slip, clipped from a larger letter and affixed to an identical size card. Slip is taped to the bottom edge of a carte-de-visite portrait of Lincoln. In fair to good condition, with three repaired vertical separations, one through a single letter of signature, closely clipped irregular edges, and uniform toning from old tape placed over entire slip. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Early war appointment of a Brigade Surgeon

28. Abraham Lincoln. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 13 x 17, August 9, 1861. President Lincoln appoints J. D. Robinson a “Brigade Surgeon of Volunteers in service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Lincoln and countersigned by the acting secretary of war. Handsomely cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of Lincoln to an overall size of 33.25 x 29.5. Lincoln’s signature and written portions of document faded and very light, but still mostly legible, intersecting folds with a horizontal fold passing through signature, and some moderate rippling, otherwise very good condition. The white seal is worn, but intact. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $750)

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A firm, but modest, legal endorsement concerning a failed trans-Atlantic engagement

29. Abraham Lincoln. Handwritten endorsement, signed “Taylor and Lincoln,” with six additional words in Lincoln’s hand, “And the plaintiff doth the like, Taylor & Lincoln p. q.,” at the conclusion of a manuscript legal brief written in another hand on two light blue 8 x 12.5 lightly-lined sheets. The brief regards the case of Betsey Ferguson vs. Peter Fleming filed in Circuit Courts of Tazewell County in May 1854, and states that Betsey Ferguson had entered into a contract to wed Peter Fleming once he notified her that she should come to the United States. After a year of repeatedly notifying Ms. Ferguson to hold up her end of the contract, Mr. Fleming was asking for release from all promises made to Ms. Ferguson. In fine condition, with faint toning along expected folds. Accompanied by a full transcription of the brief from The Lincoln Library in Pennsylvania. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Lincoln cuts a sizable check to the dry goods store where he was later informed of his presidential nomination

30. Abraham Lincoln. Highly desirable Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company check, 7 x 2, filled out and signed by Lincoln, “A.

Lincoln,” payable to Smith Wickersham & Co. for $153.46, March 21, 1860. In fine condition, with an unobtrusive cancellation cut above the signature slightly affecting a couple letters of the signature, and a couple of small repairs to paper loss on the reverse. Smith, Wickersham & Company was Springfield’s leading dry goods emporium. On Friday, May 18, 1860, in Chicago, Lincoln was nominated for President on the third ballot. About 200 miles southwest of Chicago, at noontime, Lincoln was standing at the door of Smith Wickersham, discussing with friends the news he had already received, when a messenger rushed to tell him he had been nominated for president. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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During the Peninsula Campaign, Lincoln implores his Secretary of War Stanton to find a position for a senator’s son

31. Abraham Lincoln. War-dated ALS as president,

signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 5 x 8, Executive Mansion letterhead, April 19, 1862. Lincoln writes to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. In full: “Will you, with the Adjutant General, please find a way to put Henry J. Doolittle, son of the Senator, on the staff of Gen. Charles S. Hamilton, acting Major General, near York-Town. My heart is in this.” In fine condition, with several light vertical folds, a small split along the bottom of the moderate vertical fold which passes through Lincoln’s first initial, and some scattered extremely mild toning. Stanton immediately acted upon Lincoln’s request—one of countless such requests received by the presidents—and saw to it that Doolittle was appointed additional aide-decamp on Hamilton’s staff on the same date as this letter. Doolittle had enlisted in the Union Army after his 1861 graduation from Harvard, but was relieved just 11 days later, on April 30, during the Siege of Yorktown and transferred to the Western Theater. Three months later, a Wisconsin newspaper reported on the celebration of the silver wedding anniversary of Senator and Mrs. James R. Doolittle at their Racine home, noting that ‘their eldest son, Capt. Henry J. Doolittle, is confined to his room with typhoid fever and dysentery.’ Captain Doolittle died in his room the following August at the age of 23. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

32. Andrew Johnson. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8.5 x 11, March 4, 1867. An authorization for the secretary of state to affix the Seal of the United States to “a warrant for the remission of the remainder of the sentence of Mary Cady.” Suede-matted and framed with a gold-inlaid, sterling silver portrait plate issued in a limited edition by the Franklin Mint in the early-to-mid 1970s, to an overall size of 27 x 19.5. Intersecting folds, a horizontal fold passing through portion of signature, and some scattered light toning, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Grant turns to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding the removal of “stray bands of Indians” in Wisconsin: “I should have to see them before taking definite action” 33. U. S. Grant. ALS as president, one page, 4.75 x 7.75, April 23, 1870. Response penned on the reverse of an initial letter sent to him by Senator Matthew H. Carpenter. In part: “I wish Mr. Young would see the Sec. of the Int. or Comm. of Indian Affairs on the subject of the letter before seeing me. I should have to see them before taking definite action.” Carpenter’s initial letter to Grant, in full: “The bearer, Mr. E. Young, of Wisconsin, desires an interview with you in relation to the removal of stray bands of Indians in that state, Pottawattomies and Winnebagos, to the reservations in Kansas and Nebraska. Mr. Young speaks the languages of both those tribes, and inasmuch as they regard him as their friend, he could remove them with less expense & trouble than any other man; and the people of Wisconsin in that neighborhood desire that Mr. Young should be appointed or employed for that purpose.” Grant’s secretary of war endorsed Carpenter’s letter at the conclusion, “I concur. Alex. Ramsey.” In very good condition, with scattered foxing, and mounting remnants to final page of Carpenter’s letter. At the start of his presidency, Grant embarked on a new era of relations with the western Indian tribes, shifting the federal policy from removal to assimilation. Appointing Seneca Indian and Brigadier General Ely Parker as Commissioner of Indian Affairs (the first nonwhite appointment to a major federal position), and creating a new Board of Indian Commissioners, he provided government subsidies, as well as English, Christianity, and agricultural lessons to reservations. Unfortunately, as white settlers continued to expand westward with governmental support, tribes were forced to relocate time and again, and were considered hostile at the smallest signs of resistance. When the remaining “stray bands” of Potawatomies and Winnebagos in the mineral rich and fertile agricultural lands of Wisconsin—relatively small in number, as most of the native population had been forced onto reservations in Kansas and Nebraska in the 1830s—refused to be ‘Americanized,’ new efforts to remove them began. An interesting letter regarding Grant’s new approach to US Indian policy, remembered more for its good intentions than for lasting changes. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

34. U. S. Grant. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, September

11, 1874. President Grant directs the Secretary of State to “affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of Wiley A. Bishop.” In fine condition, with a trivial ding to the right edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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As his attempts to starve Lee’s army out of Virginia prove unsuccessful, Grant creates the 1865 “Commission to investigate into the Norfolk trade matter,” determined to halt illicit trade 35. U. S. Grant. War-dated ALS signed “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen.,” two pages, 5 x 8, Headquarters Armies of the United States letterhead, January 19, 1865. Letter to Major General Edward O. C. Ord, written from City Point, Virginia. In full: “Your private note of this date is rec’d. I think your suggestion to appoint a Commission to investigate into the Norfolk trade matter a good one. I could not suggest better names for the Commission than those named by you. Go on with it and lose no time in having the Commission commence its work.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered mild dampstaining and mounting remnants to reverse edges lightly showing through. When Major General Edward Ord took command of the XVIII Corps in 1864, he quickly raised suspicions of illicit trade with the blockaded Port of Norfolk by Union leaders in the department. In a letter to Brigadier General John Rawlins, Grant’s Chief of Staff, he suggested a Commission to investigate the trade carried on from the port to the interior of Virginia, focusing on the methods by which Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s army received supplies. With Grant’s instant approval, the Commission formed, and within two months, eleven persons were named to be held for trial. George Lane, Benjamin Morse, Charles Whitlock, Ezra Baker, J. M. Renshaw, and six of their associates were accused of trading with the enemy. An excellent document regarding the all-to-common deceit that undermined the extensive Union blockade, and an excellent example of the swift action that made Grant the Union’s star general. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Scarce Grant pardon of a violent criminal 36. U. S. Grant. Manuscript DS as president, one page both sides, 10.5 x 15.5, April 4, 1876. Pardon reads, in part: “Whereas, on the 13th day of January, A.D. 1876, in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, holding a criminal term, one John Gerholdt was convicted of an assault, and was sentenced to be imprisoned for three months, and to pay a fine of fifty dollars. And whereas, his term of imprisonment has nearly expired; And whereas, the Judge before whom he was tried, and the United States Attorney, are of opinion that his punishment has been sufficient, and recommend his pardon. Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, divers other good and sufficient reasons me thereunto moving, do hereby grant to the said John Gerholdt, a full and unconditional pardon.” Repair to a complete separation along central horizontal fold, affecting none of the text or signature, intersecting folds, and light mounting remnants to lower half of back page, otherwise fine condition. The large white seal is crisp and intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Original oil portrait painted from life while Grant was president 37. U. S. Grant. Striking original painting of U. S. Grant by Freeman Woodcock Thorp, painted from life during Grant’s sixth year in the White House, 21.5 x 26.5, oil on canvas, signed in the lower left corner in red paint by the artist, “Thorp 1875.” Cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 28.5 x 33.5. In fine condition. Thorp had been given a studio on the fourth floor of the Senate wing of the Capitol, where he painted portraits of many presidents and other prominent Americans—a favorite subject was Abraham Lincoln, who he painted as many as five times, sketching studies of the president during an 1861 stop by the Inaugural Train in Geneva, Ohio, and again in 1863 at the Gettysburg battlefield. It is thought that he painted painted at least three portraits of Grant, who he had met during the Civil War. Of his experience with Grant as a subject, Thorp commented, ‘Grant was a very affable, courteous, and pleasant man to work upon. He was not a great talker, but was agreeable and good-natured.’ Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Rare portrait of Garfield taken for his presidential campaign

43. James A. Garfield. Original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo by Harroun & Bierstadt

of New York, printed in 1880, signed in the lower border in black ink, “J. A. Garfield,” with a photographer’s stamp to lower right. In fine condition, with some trivial soiling to borders. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

45. Chester A. Arthur. Bold

ink signature, as president, “Chester A. Arthur, 25th March 1882,” on an off-white 6.75 x 8 album page. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

46. Frances F. Cleveland.

44. Chester Arthur. Partly-printed DS as president, signed “Chester

A. Arthur,” one page, 15.75 x 19.75, March 2, 1885. President Arthur appoints George P. Bradley a “Surgeon with the relative rank of Lieutenant.” Signed at the conclusion by Arthur and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy William E. Chandler. Blue seal affixed to the lower portion remains partially intact with overall creases and wear. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), and subtle foxing to the upper portion of document. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Original 4.25 x 5.75 cabinet bust portrait of Cleveland, signed and inscribed at the bottom of the image in black ink as first lady, “M. W. J.— From—Frances F. Cleveland, 1894.” Blindstamped at the bottom by C. M. Bell. In very good to fine condition, with irregularly trimmed edges, slight ink loss to a couple areas of the signature, and felt tip marks to reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


47. Grover Cleveland. Ink signature,

50. William McKinley. Part-

“Grover Cleveland,” on an off-white 3.25 x .75 slip clipped from a document or check. Slip is mounted to a larger gold card and matted and framed with a caption and small portrait to an overall size of 13.5 x 16.5. In fine condition, with old tape remnants to vertical edges (none affecting signature), and some light show-through from writing on reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

ly-printed DS as president, one page, 21 x 16, July 14, 1898. President McKinley appoints Benjamin Alvord as “Captain of Infantry in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by McKinley and countersigned by Secretary of War Segal. Blue seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact with a central vertical crease. Rolled and in very good condition, with multiple vertical storage folds (two passing through letters of McKinley’s bold signature), scattered creases, and brushing to Segal’s signature. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

48. Benjamin Harrison. Partly-

51. William McKinley. TLS signed “W.

printed vellum DS as president, signed “Benj. Harrison,” one page, 15.75 x 19.5, December 20, 1889. President Harrison appoints George M. Stoney as “a Lieutenant in the Navy.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Harrison and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Benjamin F. Tracy. Blue seal affixed to the lower portion remains crisp and fully intact. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and scattered foxing towards the bottom. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

McKinley,” one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, May 4, 1896. Letter to Joseph S. Nagley. In full: “I am very much obliged for your congratulatory letter of the 2nd inst. What you say, as to the result of your observations in the South, cannot, of course, but be very pleasing to me.” In very good condition, with subtle scattered foxing, toned tape remnant affixed to upper portion, mounting strips affixed to left and right edges, and top and bottom edges trimmed. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

49. Benjamin Harrison.

52. William McKinley.

Fletcher’s Bank check, 7 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Harrison, “Benj. Harrison,” payable to Mrs. Mary H. McKee for $25, April 23, 1885. In fine condition, with a couple unobtrusive vertical folds, and expected cancellation cuts and bank stamps. Mary Harrison McKee was the only daughter of President Harrison and Caroline Scott Harrison; when Caroline died in 1892, McKee served as her father’s First Lady for the remainder of his term. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Ink signature, “W. McKinley,” on an off-white slip. Matted with a portrait of McKinley to an overall size of 8 x 10. A uniform shade of mild toning and some scattered wrinkles, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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53. Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft. Partly-print-

ed vellum DS, signed “Theodore Roosevelt” as president and “Wm. H. Taft” as secretary of war, one page, 15.5 x 19.25, March 21, 1908. Roosevelt appoints Edward Nicoll Woodbury as “Second Lieutenant in the Coast Cavalry Corps in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Roosevelt and countersigned by William H. Taft. Blue War Office seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact with slight wear to a couple of points. In fine condition, with signatures a shade light. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

54. Theodore Roosevelt.

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22.75 x 18.75, January 27, 1908. Roosevelt appoints Drew Linard a “Consul of the United States of America at Ceiba, Honduras.” Signed at the conclusion by Roosevelt and countersigned by Secretary of State Elihu Root. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, some scattered light foxing, small mounting remnant to reverse, and some slight mirroring of ink from folding. The white wafer seal is just slightly worn and intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Posing with the ship’s crew on his return from the famed SmithsonianRoosevelt African Expedition

56. Theodore Roosevelt. Vintage matte-finish 6.5 x 4.5 photo of

Roosevelt on the deck of the steamship Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, posing with her Captain and crew, signed in fountain pen, “Theodore Roosevelt June 17th 1910.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 14 x 12. In fine condition. Photo was taken on Roosevelt’s last full day on the ship, returning to America after 11 months in the African jungle. The former president would later write a detailed account of the safari in the book African Game Trails. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

55. Theodore Roosevelt. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 15.5 x 19, May 15, 1908. President Roosevelt appoints Henry D. Cooke, Jr., as “a Lieutenant, junior grade, in the Navy.” Signed at the conclusion by Roosevelt and countersigned by Acting Secretary of the Navy Truman H. Newberry. Blue seal affixed to the lower portion remains fully intact with light surface wear. In very good condition, with a central horizontal fold, a few areas of staining near the upper vignette, and the signatures a shade light. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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57. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS signed “T.

Roosevelt,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Metropolitan letterhead, November 3, 1916. Brief letter of thanks for a sent letter. In full: “That’s a mightily nice letter of yours. I thank you for it and appreciate it.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, ink notation to top, pinholes to lower blank portion, and scattered soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

60. William H. Taft.

TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 5.5 x 9, War Department letterhead, December 1, 1905. Letter to Lazard Kahn. In full: “I beg to acknowledge your kind letter of October eleventh, and to thank you for its pleasant expressions.” Central vertical and horizontal folds (the vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

61. William H. Taft.

58. Theodore Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 6 x 5, The Outlook let-

terhead, January 2, 1912. Letter to Mr. Collins. In full: “That is very nice of you; but do see that that letter of mine is kept entirely private between yourself and Mr. Bacon.” At the conclusion, Roosevelt adds a short handwritten postscript which reads, “Many, many happy new years to you and yours!” Matted and framed with a portrait of Roosevelt to an overall size of 15 x 8.25. In fine condition, with a horizontal fold passing through portion of signature and a light office stamp. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Ink signature, “Wm. H. Taft,” on an off-white 6.25 x 8 album page, with a pencil notation, “The President,” above the signature in an unknown hand. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

59. William H. Taft. Partly-printed DS as president, signed “Wm. H.

Taft,” one page, 17 x 13, January 27, 1911. President Taft appoints Elias R. Monfort as “Postmaster at Cincinnati, in the Country of Hamilton, State of Ohio.” Signed at the conclusion by Taft and countersigned by Postmaster General Frank H. Hitchcock. Gold seal affixed to the lower left remains fully intact with partial ribbon remnants below. Matted and ornately framed to an overall size of 32.25 x 26.5. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 21


62. William H. Taft. Partly-printed DS as president, signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 23 x 19, June 7, 1911. President Taft appoints Drew Linard “Consul of Honduras at Mobile, Alabama.” Signed at the conclusion by Taft and countersigned by Secretary of State Philander Knox. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, brushing to Taft’s last name, mounting remnant to reverse, and some slight mirroring of ink from folding. The white wafer seal is crisp and intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

63. William H. Taft.

TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 7 x 9.25, personal letterhead, April 25, 1915. Letter to H. Addington Bruce. In part: “I thank you for your courtesy in sending me a copy of your book ‘Psychology and Parenthood.’ I have been under such tremendous pressure that I have not been able to read many books which have been sent to me.” Central horizontal and vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a light block of toning over signature from previous display, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

64. Woodrow Wilson.

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 13.5 x 19.5, August 3, 1916. President Wilson appoints Augustin M. Prentiss as “First Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps.” Signed at the conclusion by Wilson and countersigned by Secretary of War Newton D. Baker. Framed to an overall size of 16 x 22. Blue War Office seal affixed to lower left remains fully intact. Light overall creases and foxing, otherwise fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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65. Woodrow Wilson. TLS as president,

one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, July 27, 1915. Letter to Michael F. Phelan. In part: “I wish sincerely that it were possible for me to comply with the kind invitation of the Lynn Chamber of Commerce, but both my engagements and the necessity for keeping aloof from public engagements at present make it necessary that I should deny myself the pleasure.” Mild soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

66. Woodrow Wilson. TLS, one page,

6 x 7, State of New Jersey Executive Department letterhead, January 26, 1911. Letter to an admirer. In full: “Thank you very heartily for your telegram of yesterday. The victory was indeed complete.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


67. Woodrow Wilson. Vintage matte-

finish 6.5 x 9.25 portrait affixed to its original 9.5 x 13.25 Harris and Ewing mount, boldly signed on the mount in fountain pen, “Woodrow Wilson.” In very good condition, with some slight foxing, silvering to borders of image, chips to lower left corners of photo and mount, and a couple tears to mount. Precertified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Wilson asks for a declaration of war against Germany in one of his—and America’s—most important speeches

68. Woodrow Wilson. Printed speech in booklet form, “Address of the President of the United States, Delivered at a Joint Session of the Two Houses of Congress, April 2, 1917,” 6 x 9, ten pages, issued by the Government Printing Office. Historic speech in which Wilson asks the US Congress for a declaration of war on Germany, signed at the conclusion in black ink by Wilson. In very good condition, with two horizontal folds, scattered creases, a couple areas of paper loss to back cover, as well as some mounting remnants and some mild soiling and handling wear. After three years attempting to keep the US out of the conflict, Wilson could no longer ignore the growing threat of German submarines; this historic speech marks the nation’s entrance into the war, helping ‘make the world safe for democracy.’ Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

69. Florence Kling H ar ding. Vi n t a g e

matte-finish 6.75 x 10.25 photo by Edmonston Studios, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mary Yeager—With a message of good wishes, Sincerely, Florence Kling Harding.” Framed to an overall size of 8 x 11.75. In fine condition, with some scattered mild spotting to borders. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Scarce early ALS as Ohio’s lieutenant governor

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

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71. Warren G. Harding. Part-

ly-printed DS as president, one page, 23 x 19, March 30, 1923. President Harding appoints Drew Linard, “a Consul of Class seven of the United States of America, I do assign him as Consul of the United States of America at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.” Signed at the conclusion by Harding and countersigned by Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes. Intersecting folds and some light edge toning, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is crisp and intact with a central horizontal fold. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Inscribed to “president” Al Jolson, “one of the best ever, on or off the stage” 72. Warren G. Harding. Vin-

tage matte-finish 9.75 x 13.75 portrait of Harding by Moffett of Chicago, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Al Jolson, president of the Harding and Coolidge Theatrical League, with much gratitude and good admiration for one of the best ever, on or off the stage. Sincerely, Warren G. Harding.” Affixed to a same-size mount. In fine condition, with scattered surface marks and edges possibly slightly trimmed. Many celebrities of the day supported Harding’s campaign for president, including Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Lillian Russell, Lew Cody, and Ethel Barrymore. Jolson arranged for a group of his famous friends to hold a large rally for Harding on August 24, 1920, and even wrote a campaign song for him, entitled ‘Harding, You’re the Man for Us.’ Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Exceptional crystal-clear portrait of the 29th president 73. Warren G. Harding. Vintage matte-

finish 8 x 10.25 Edmonston photo, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “To Mr. Maris Chamber, with very best wishes, Warren G. Harding.” In fine condition, with a light crease to right edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

74. Warren G. Harding. Ink signature, “W.

G. Harding,” on an off-white slip clipped from a larger document. Matted with a portrait of Harding to an overall size of 8.5 x 11. In fine condition, with a couple of stray ink marks above and below the signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $150)

75. Calvin Coolidge. Bank check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed

by Coolidge, payable to Irving Sobotky for $25.00, February 20, 1909. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, one through a single letter of signature, and expected cancellation holes. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


76. Calvin Coolidge. Part-

ly-printed DS as president, one page, 23 x 19, December 17, 1923. Coolidge appoints Drew Linard “a Consul of Class seven of the United States of America, I do assign him as Consul of the United States of America at Piedras, Negras, Mexico, for Piedras Negras.” Signed at the conclusion by Coolidge and countersigned by Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a bit of trivial toning, and a slight brush to Hughes’s signature. The white wafer seal is slightly toned, but crisp and intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Sending thanks for an immigration study shortly before signing the 1924 act which excluded Asians

77. Calvin Coolidge. TLS,

one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, December 1, 1930. Letter to a gentleman tracing a family lineage. In full: “Please accept my thanks for the interesting documents. There seems to be no connection between my mother’s family and the Moor mentioned therein, but I was glad to see them, nevertheless.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

79. Calvin Coolidge. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, May 6, 1924. Letter of thanks to Warren Ryder. In full: “Thank you very much for your letter of the 29th. I am greatly interested in the extract which you quote, and should be very glad to have any further results of your study of the immigration problem as it affects the Pacific Coast.” Punch holes to top and left edges and an old piece of tape to lower left, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“So many letters...indicate widespread public approval of the attitude I took on that occasion” 78. Calvin Coolidge. TLS, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, February 21, 1924. Letter

to Edward W. Bok, former editor of the Ladies’ Home Journal. In full: “Your quite too generous and appreciative letter of the 15th instant is before me, and I have to tell you of the satisfaction with which I have read it. I know you will be pleased to share the pleasure that has come to me in receiving since the Waldorf address so many letters which indicate widespread public approval of the attitude I took on that occasion. It is certainly encouraging and enheartening to receive such handsome testimonies as this which comes from yourself.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 25


80. Calvin and Grace Coolidge. Vintage matte-finish

84. Herbert Hoover. Vintage glossy 7 x 9 photo of Hoover and his dog, signed in fountain pen. Matted and framed with a small photo of Hoover and a presidential seal to an overall size of 12.25 x 17.25. Some scattered light creases, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

7 x 9.5 photo of Calvin and Grace Coolidge posing outside the White House with their dog, signed in fountain pen, “Calvin Coolidge,” and “Grace Coolidge.” Matted and framed with a small photo of Coolidge and a presidential seal to an overall size of 12.25 x 17.25. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

81. Herbert Hoover.

Signed book: The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover, Volumes I–III. First edition, first printing. NY: Macmillan Company, 1951 and 1952. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.5. Signed and inscribed on each first free end page to Harry L. Upperman. Autographic condition: some scattered light toning to each signed page, as well as a bit of light surface loss to one page, slightly affecting a small portion of inscription, otherwise fine condition. Overall book conditions: VG-/None. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

82. Herbert Hoover.

Signed book: The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson. Later printing. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1958. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 318 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “The good wishes of Herbert Hoover to Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Upperman.” In very good condition, with gift presentation to front pastedown, some mild toning and foxing to signed page, loose hinges, thin line of adhesive remnant to both pastedowns, and some light cover wear. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

83. Herbert Hoover. Signed

book: The Challenge to Liberty. First edition. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1934. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8, 212 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To Dr. Wm. Lucas, with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” In fine condition, with some light wear to covers and spine. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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85. Herbert Hoover. TLS, one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, July 22, 1955. Brief letter of thanks. In full: “That was indeed a gracious letter and I want you to know how deeply I appreciate you writing me.” In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“You must take care of yourself and leave the votes alone” 86. Herbert Hoover.

ALS, one page, 6 x 8, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to Louis Crossette. In full: “I was much distressed to see the evidence of great anxiety the other night. I have seen your Doctor he is most hopeful—You must take care of yourself and leave the votes alone.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Hoover’s hand. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


87. Herbert Hoover.

TLS, one page, 5.5 x 7, personal letterhead, January 31, 1941. Brief letter of thanks. In full: “Many thanks indeed for your letter of the 15th, which has followed me from Palo Alto. I do want you to know that I appreciate you writing to me.” Double-matted and framed with one ounce of silver struck with Hoover’s bust, two campaign pins, two postage stamps, a color portrait, and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 27.5 x 19. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

90. Eleanor Roosevelt.

Three TLSs, each one page, various sizes and letterheads, two dated 1951 and one dated 1958, all to Mrs. Gilkey. One dated September 5, 1951 reads, in part: “Yes, my program went off the air as of August 31st. I am leaving for Europe on October 25th to attend the General Assembly and I hope to resume my program just as soon as my schedule permits.” In overall very good condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

91. Eleanor Roosevelt.

Free franked mailing envelope, 6.25 x 3.75, addressed in type to a gentleman in Australia, and franked in the upper right, “Free Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

88. Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner. Vintage matte-

finish 9 x 13 Harris and Ewing portrait, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “To Alfred W. Phillips, Jr., from his friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt”; and a vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Garner, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Hon. Alfred N. Phillips, Jr., with best wishes for health & happiness, Jno N. Garner, March 31.38.” In very good condition, with some mild toning and foxing to borders of Roosevelt’s photo, with heavier rippling and toning to Garner’s photo. Accompanied by a January 18, 1938, White House pass. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

92. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fountain pen signature, most certainly as president, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” on a light green 6.25 x 1.25 slip. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

89. Eleanor Roosevelt. Signed book: Ten Ever-Lovin’ Years with Pogo by Walt Kelly. First edition, first printing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1959. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.5 x 11.25, 288 pages. Signed and inscribed on a first free end page in black ink, “To William, for continuous enjoyment—Affty, Eleanor Roosevelt.” Various edge tears to clipped dust jacket, otherwise fine condition. This book is inscribed to celebrity biographer William Turner Levy, who wrote a book about Eleanor Roosevelt. The first lady was said to be a fan of the Pogo comic strip, particularly the politically charged ones, and was reportedly asked to ‘endorse’ Pogo in his 1956 mock presidential bid. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150) | 27


1941 Christmas portrait presented shortly after Pearl Harbor 93. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Vintage 10

x 8 Christmas photo of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt relaxing with a book and some knitting, signed in fountain pen, as president, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” and “Eleanor Roosevelt,” with “Christmas 1941” added in another hand. Matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 13. Light silvering around edges, a few creases to lower left corner, some light rippling, and mounting remnants to reverse edges, otherwise fine condition. Given as a gift to members of the White House staff, the photo was taken on the south porch of their family home in Hyde Park. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

94. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Bold ink

signature, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” on an offwhite 5 x 3 embossed State of New York Executive Mansion card. Removably affixed to an off-white 8 x 10.5 scrapbook page also bearing his image. In fine condition, with a few irregular marks along the top edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

95. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 8

x 10.5, State of New York Executive Chamber letterhead, March 21, 1929. Letter to Fred B. Adams, Jr. In full: “I think the article was excellent without a change, and I hope it will help you to make the news this year.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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96. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 6.5 x 9, Assistant

Secretary of the Navy letterhead, June 18, 1915. Letter to Dr. J. D. Harrigan. In full: “I enclose a list of tentative appointments in the fourth-class offices of Franklin County, to be made within a short time. The Post Office Department has asked me for a recommendation in the above cases and I am writing to ask if, in your judgment, the appointments should go through as suggested. The Department is very anxious to get all these places cleaned up by the first of July and I shall appreciate it if you will let me hear from you within the next few days.” Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Roosevelt to an overall size of 21 x 15. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, signature fairly faded but still legible, and a uniform shade of light toning. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“I hope much that the Congress will repeal the Neutrality Act” 97. Franklin D. Roosevelt. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead,

November 7, 1941. Letter to Cyril Jones of Massachusetts. In part: “I hope much that the Congress will repeal the Neutrality Act and I expect we shall know more about it by the end of the week. I appreciate much your support and fine spirit.” In very good condition, with a moderate overall block of toning from previous display and typed text faded but entirely legible. An important letter from just one month before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

FDR’s White House ‘fan mail’—addressed to “Dishonorable Franklin Deficit Roosevelt,” “God’s Gift to the USA,” and everything in between 98. Franklin D. Roosevelt. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s

personal collection of envelopes sent to him by admirers and critics alike, consisting of a total of 52 covers—most elaborately decorated, humorously addressed, or in some way particularly unusual. Some creative addresses include: “Chief New Dealer, Undertaker to Slaughtered Stock & Plowed Under Crops,” “To the Sit-Down Politician,” “Plutocrat F. D. Roosevelt, Owner of 4 Estates,” “‘Tough Guy,’ The White House,” “Benedict Arnold, 2nd,” “Dishonorable Franklin Deficit Roosevelt,” and “God’s Gift to the USA.” Others bear original handdrawn caricatures or affixed images of President Roosevelt, and still made it to him at the White House—a testament to the abilities of the early postal service. Acknowledging his love of stamps, one admirer addressed his envelope to. “Hon. F. D. R., #1 Stamp Collector, USA.” Also includes some photos and articles related to Roosevelt’s stamp collecting hobby. In overall very good to fine condition. Originate from the collection of Jacques Minkus, who established stamp counters for postage stamp collectors at numerous department stores throughout the US and introduced philately to the masses. Accompanied by photocopies of correspondence between Minkus and Eleanor Roosevelt. A one-of-a-kind collection that demonstrates FDR’s affinity for philatelic material as well as his sense of humor, based on the envelopes he decided to keep. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A rare presidential document— FDR’s pick-up truck registration

99. Franklin D. Roosevelt. DS as president, one page both sides, 6 x 4, January 3, 1940. Commercial vehicle registration from 1940 for Roosevelt’s 1935 Ford truck. Filled out in ink in another hand and boldly signed at the conclusion, “Franklin D. Roosevelt.” In fine condition, with central vertical fold and expected office stamps and notations. A one-of-a-kind piece of Americana that connects two of its most iconic entities. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Heavyweight champ meets the president 100. Harry S. Truman and Jersey Joe Walcott. Vin-

“Wish I could stop in your town once more” 103. Harry S. Truman. TLS, one

tage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Truman shaking the bo xer’s h an d, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Best wishes to Vince Handley, from Harry Truman, 6-29-65,” and in blue ballpoint, “Jersey Joe Walcott.” A small unobtrusive tear to the upper left edge and irregular adhesion to first letter of Truman’s signature, otherwise fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

101. Bess Truman. White

House card, signed in fountain pen, “Bess W. Truman.” Corner-mounted to a TLS from her secretary on White House letterhead transmitting the card, dated July 7, 1947. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

102. Harry S. Truman. Matte-

finish 3.5 x 5 portrait of Truman, signed in the lower border in black ballpoint; and a ballpoint signature, “Harry S. Truman, 11-27-67.” on an off-white 6 x 4 autograph reply card. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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

104. Harry S. Truman. TLS, one page,

8 x 10.5, United States Senate letterhead, February 22, 1941. Letter to Sergeant Robert P. Tomlinson of the Marines. In part: “It is necessary for me to refer your letter… to the Civil Aeronautics Board for attention and reply, because I know nothing about the proposed sale of planes at Kansas City.” In fine condition, with a few mild creases. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope bearing a pre-printed free frank. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

105. Harry S. Truman. Ballpoint signature,

“Harry S. Truman, 1030-68,” on a 6 x 4 white card with the pre-printed, sentiment, “I am pleased to comply with your request for an autograph.” In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


Letter to the Superintendent of West Point, later JFK’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 106. Harry S. Truman. TLS as president,

“I am not going to be deprived of the privilege of saying ‘Happy Birthday’” 108. Harry S. Truman.

one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, May 9, 1947. Letter to Major General Maxwell Taylor, Superintendent of West Point. In full: “One of the finest messages I received on my birthday was the telegram you sent me extending congratulations on behalf of the Officers and Cadets of the United States Military Academy. I want all of you to now how touched I was by your thought of me.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, June 23, 1952. Letter to Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder. In full: “Although I couldn’t reach you Saturday, I am not going to be deprived of the privilege of saying ‘Happy Birthday’ to you—hence this belated note. I hope you enjoyed your birthday as much as I always do mine. They do have a way of coming around too often, but I think you and I have both learned how to take them in our stride. Congratulations and all good wishes for the year ahead.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Three letters and a Masonic appointment signed by Truman as a 33° Past Grand Master 107. Harry S. Truman. ALS signed “Harry,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Grand Lodge of Missouri letterhead, November 27, 1940. Letter to John W. Snyder reads, in full: “Just had a telegram from Bess saying that the experts have decided not to operate on Momma. It sure took a load of bricks off my head. I had another leg & foot specialist look at her and he said ‘not now.’ I am wiring you today asking you to see Lou Holland. He’s a real big man and my friend. You can trust him and he really wants to do something for Missouri. No ax to grind himself. I’m doing a little ‘high hatting’ down here. Hope to see you soon.”; and an ornate partly printed document, signed “John Wesley Snyder,” countersigned by the Sovereign Grand Commander 33° and Grand Secretary General 33° of the Supreme Council Sovereign Grand Inspectors General of the Thirty Third and Last Degree of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America, 16 x 20.75, September 28, 1966. Signed in the upper left “Harry S. Truman 33° P G-M, 8-25-67 Mo.” In very good to fine condition, with punch holes and staple holes to top edge of letter, as well as an office stamp; and central horizontal fold to document, as well as some scattered light toning and soiling, and adhesive remnants to reverse. Accompanied by two TLSs to Snyder, both signed by Truman, regarding Snyder’s Masonic situation. These pieces originate from John W. Snyder, a businessman and close friend of Truman, who later appointed him Secretary of the Treasury in his administration. Truman was an active Mason, and of the fourteen U.S. Presidents who were Masons, President Truman is the only one to have been given the 33° of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. ‘Freemasonry,’ Truman wrote, ‘is a system of morals which makes it easier to live with your fellow man, whether he understands it or not.’ In this letter, Truman mentions his wife Bess and “momma,” Martha Ellen Young Truman, who celebrated her 88th birthday two days before her son wrote this letter. He praises Lou Holland, a Kansas City businessman who worked with Truman to finance road construction in Jackson County. A fine set of items related to the president’s Missouri connections and his Masonic ties. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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President Truman begins work on the Marshall Plan: “I am very certain that we will eventually get a plan worked out that will be satisfactory to all concerned” 109. Harry S. Truman. Typed memo, signed as president, “H. S. T.,” one page, 6 x 9.25, White House letterhead, October 29, 1947. Memo to Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder reads, in full: “Enclosed are the confidential documents which you left with me yesterday. I am very certain that we will eventually get a plan worked out that will be satisfactory to all concerned. I know I can always count on you for the proper advice and cooperation.” Letter is marked in pencil in an unknown hand, “The President.” Memo was originally paper clipped to an 8 x 10.5 printed organizational chart, marked in type, “Confidential,” in the upper and lower right, and is ostensibly the first Organization Chart for the ECA (Marshall Plan) developed by the Truman Administration, weeks before Congress even began debating its creation. There are additions in pen and ink by Snyder and/or Truman: (1) three heavy lines directly connecting the State Department with the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris; (2) dashed lines directly connecting the U.S. Embassies with the foreign governments; and (3) arrows directly connecting ECA Procurement Control with the Civilian Conservation Corps of the Agriculture Department and connecting the Bureau of Federal Supply with the Treasury Department. In fine condition. Following Secretary of State George C. Marshall’s famous Harvard speech calling for American assistance in restoring the economic infrastructure of war-torn Europe, sixteen European nations met in Paris to develop a plan in the summer of 1947. Signing their report on September 22, it was presented to the US while Congress was on recess, giving Truman and his advisors time to work with it. This confidential organizational chart, naming the new agency the “European Cooperation Administration,” shows one of the earliest views of the massive plan, weeks before Congress would even return to begin discussion on the matter. After months of debate, on April 2, 1948, they finally passed the Economic Cooperation Act, establishing the Economic Cooperation Administration to administer the Marshall Plan; President Truman signed it the next day. An incredibly important memo from President Truman to his longtime friend and Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder, beginning the development of one of the largest rescue programs in history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

110. Harry S. Truman. Mimeographed speech, five pages, 8.5 x 14, originally given by

Truman at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on February 15, 1964. Speech deals with the power of the president and the fact that there were no official records being maintained of all of the presidents’ papers and acts, which he believes need to be maintained to get a full understanding of the presidency’s workings. Signed and inscribed on the first page, “To William Van Buskirk from Harry S. Truman.” In fine condition, some light transfer of print to the first page.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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“The Western World has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions” 111. Harry S. Truman. Impressive printed proclamation broadside, signed “Harry S. Truman,” one page, 14.5 x 19, dated May 8, 1945, issued the day after the German surrender in WWII, designating a day of prayer to be celebrated on May 13, 1945. In part: “The Allied Armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God’s help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender. The Western World has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of free-born men. They have violated their churches, destroyed their homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Our Armies of Liberation have restored freedom to these suffering people, whose spirit and will the oppressors could never enslave. Much remains to be done. The victory won in the West must now be won in the East. The whole world must be cleansed of the evil from which half the world has been freed. United the peace-loving nations have demonstrated in the West that their arms are stronger by far than the might of the dictators or the tyranny of military cliques that once called us soft and weak…Now, therefore, I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby appoint Sunday, May 13, 1945, to be a day of prayer. I call upon the people of the United States, whatever their faith, to unite in offering joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that he will support us to the end of our present struggle and guide us into the ways of peace. I also call upon my countrymen to dedicate this day of prayer to the memory of those who have given their lives to make possible our victory.” An unobtrusive area of surface loss to blank upper right corner, edge toning, and signature a few shades light, otherwise fine condition. A beautiful proclamation from this hard-won day of celebration, commemorating victory in Europe and bringing an end to one of the darkest periods of modern history. On Tuesday, May 8, 1945, recently appointed President Truman held a press conference in the Oval Office to announce Germany’s surrender in World War II. Before an audience of his cabinet, US and British military officials, and congressional leaders, he delivered this proclamation and declared May 13th, 1945, a day of prayer. Offering gratitude to the nearly two billion who served, and remembering the 60-plus million who lost their lives, Truman proudly declared, “United, the peace-loving nations have demonstrated in the West that their arms are stronger by far than the might of the dictators or the tyranny of military cliques that once called us soft and weak.” A beautiful proclamation from this hardwon day of celebration, commemorating victory in Europe and bringing one of the darkest periods of modern history to a close with the added importance of its being presented to his cousin Ralph E. Truman, who was a Commanding General, 35th Division, 1938-1942. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Ike wishes his advisor a “Merry Christmas” with an enormous gift 112. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Giant color vintage 15 x 19.25 portrait of Five-Star

General and Supreme Commander Eisenhower affixed to its original 17.5 x 22.75 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen, “Merry Christmas, Aks. D. E., 1954.” The original was painted by Thomas E. Stephens, Eisenhower’s friend and a renowned portrait painter, primarily of iconic American figures. Framed to an overall size of 23 x 28. In fine condition. Ike presented this massive portrait to his close friend and financial adviser, Aksel Nielsen, a philanthropist who served under him on the Advisory Commission on Government Housing Policies and Programs, as well as the Civil and Defense Mobilization Board. Especially appealing because of these close personal associations, this is without a doubt one of the most impressive Eisenhower portraits we have encountered. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) | 33


114. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

113. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Color print of Norman Rockwell’s

Saturday Evening Post cover image of Eisenhower, 8.75 x 11.5, signed in black ink by Eisenhower. Matted and framed with a reproduction of the cover to an overall size of 21.5 x 15.5. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Ink signature, “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” below a typed inscription, “To Edward Wellen, With best wishes,” on an off-white 3.75 x 4.5 sheet of monogrammed stationery. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal letter from his assistant. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Ike pens a self-deprecating letter to smooth over ruffled feathers with the British Chiefs of Staff: “The man means well, even though he’s too often a so and so” 115. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Scarce full-page ALS signed “Ike E.,” one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, March 17. Letter to British Admiral of the Fleet Bruce Fraser. In full: “It would scarcely be possible for me to tell you how deeply I appreciate your fine note, to say nothing of the cooperative spirit that brought you to agree to acceptance of command in the north. I know that you did not particularly care for that one—but I assure you that you’ve cemented some firm friendships in Denmark & Norway by taking it on. Come over to see me when you can! In the meantime I have a little present for the BC/S waiting upon the scheduling of some necessary flight to the U. K. Its purpose is to merely remind you that ‘The man means well, even though he’s too often a so and so and a this and that.’” Intersecting folds, a few wrinkles and creases, and staple holes to upper blank corner, otherwise fine condition. Writing as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO in the early 1950s, Eisenhower placates the British Chiefs of Staff with a gift after requesting the Royal Navy appoint an admiral in the Northern Command, a move the navy was strongly against. The appointment was part of Eisenhower’s Exercise Mainbrace, the first large-scale naval exercise conducted by the newly-formed Allied Command Atlantic. Eisenhower began the initial planning of Mainbrace, but he resigned his position as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander to run for president before it took place. Mainbrace was conducted over twelve days in September of 1952 and involved nine navies, with the objective of demonstrating that NATO could defend Norway and Denmark in the event of an attack. Admiral Fraser, the letter’s recipient, commanded the British Home Fleet in the the North Atlantic and then the British Pacific Fleet during World War II, and signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on behalf of Great Britain. Fraser also did not participate in the exercise, having retired in 1951. An insightful letter displaying Eisenhower’s diplomatic touch. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Joyful candid of General Eisenhower riding with Truman

11 8 . D w i g h t D . Eisenhower. Large

ink signature, “Dwight D. Eisenhower,” on an off-white slip. Matted and framed with a color portrait to an overall size of 13 x 17.5. In fine condition, with a trivial crease under signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

116. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Terrific vintage matte-finish 9 x 6.75 candid photo of Eisenhower in military uniform laughing inside a car with Harry S. Truman, signed at the bottom in fountain pen, “Dwight D. Eisenhower.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

117. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, one page, 6.75

x 8.75, White House letterhead, November 28, 1956. Letter to Major General Richard W. Stephens. In full: “Thank you very much for sending me an especially bound and personalized copy of ‘Korea 1951–53.’ I am glad to have for my library this latest volume in the ‘U. S. Army in World War II’ series.” In very fine condition, with an especially bold signature at the conclusion. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

119. Dwight D. E i s e n h o w e r.

World War II–dated TLS, one page, 6 x 8, Headquarters, European Theater, Office of the Commanding General letterhead, February 19, 1944. Letter to Florence Jones of Oakland. In full: “Thank you for your letter and enclosure. I am delighted to see that you take such an active interest in an Allied victory. It was most kind of you to write and I appreciate your thoughtfulness.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

120. Jacqueline K e n n e d y.

Ballpoint signature, “Sincerely, Jacqueline Bouvier Onassis,” on a light blue 5.25 x 3.5 slip clipped from the closing of a letter. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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121. Jacqueline Kennedy. ALS signed “Jackie,” one page both

sides, 5 x 3.5, black-bordered personal letterhead, October 8, 1965. Letter to the wife of John F. Kennedy’s Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. In full: “Thank you for the beautiful flowers you sent after the party and for your sweet and kind letter. You are right, it is better if you come up here but I so appreciate what you said. I must think of all sorts of occasions to lure you up again this winter—what about a farewell ball for Bob on the deck of the last scow in the Brooklyn Navy Yard?” In fine condition, with the pencil date added in Robert McNamara’s hand. Letter originates from the estate of Robert S. McNamara. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

122. John F. Kennedy. Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 photo of Kennedy taken after being nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate in August of 1960, affixed to an 8 x 12 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen, most likely as president, “To David Spurgen—with best regards, John F. Kennedy.” Double-matted to an overall size of 14 x 17. In fine condition, with a couple of trivial creases to background. Although taken in the summer of 1960 by Alfred Eisenstaedt, this was the preferred portrait of Kennedy he signed and gave out during the beginning of his administration.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Unusually early variant of his signature in a 1947 Knights of Columbus program 123. John F. Kennedy. Program from the Fiftieth

Anniversary Golden Jubilee of the North Easton Council No. 238 Knights of Columbus, held on June 1, 1947, 6 x 9, 14 pages. Signed on the inside front cover in black ink, “John F. Kennedy.” In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling to covers. A particularly early, and very legible, variant of the future president’s signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Uncommon informal photo of JFK and a party crasher from LOOK magazine

124. John F. Kennedy. Vintage pearl-finish 10 x 8 LOOK

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

JFK appoints the Camelot lyricist Alan Jay Lerner to the Advisory Committee on the Arts “during the pleasure of the President of the United States” 125. John F. Kennedy. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22.75 x 19, November 14, 1961. President Kennedy appoints Alan Jay Lerner “a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts (National Cultural Center) and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of that Office and to have and to hold the said Office with all the powers and privileges thereunto of right appertaining unto him the said Alan Jay Lerner, during the pleasure of the President of the United States for the time being.” Signed at the conclusion by Kennedy and countersigned by Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Document is affixed to an identical size mount. Vertical creases, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning and soiling, and some mild rippling from adhesive, otherwise very good condition. The white seal is toned and rippled, but intact. Kennedy’s signature is very bold. Aside from being a classmate of Lerner’s in prep school and college, Kennedy had a great affinity for the music from Camelot. It wasn’t until after his death that his administration would acquire its iconic nickname, taken from a Life magazine interview in which Jackie mentioned some lines from the musical. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Rare photo of Johnson and his cabinet—the first we have offered 126. Lyndon B. Johnson and Cabinet. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8

photo of Johnson with his 1967–68 cabinet, signed in blue and black ink by Johnson, Robert S. McNamara, Dean Rusk, Lawrence F. O’Brien, W. Willard Wirtz, Robert C. Weaver, Alan S. Boyd, Henry H. Fowler, Alexander B. Trowbridge, Ramsey Clark, John W. Gardner, and Stewart L. Udall. Reverse bears a United Press International stamp. In very good condition, with a central horizontal crease, other scattered creases, and paperclip impressions to edges. Of particular importance is the presence of Robert C. Weaver, the first African-American cabinet secretary in any presidential administration. This photo is especially desirable as it represents one of the most significant periods of Johnson’s presidency, both at home and abroad. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

127. Lyndon B. Johnson. TLS signed “Lyndon,” one page, 8 x 10.25, United States

Senate letterhead, February 15, 1957. Letter to the D’Orsays. In part: “Only physically did I arrive back in Washington day before yesterday—the heart and spirit of me is still on the beach at Miami. Equally as nice—or more so—is the memory of having cocktails with both of you.” Under his signature, Johnson has added a short handwritten postscript which reads, “Give me a ring when you get back for a stay.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

“I want to assure you that any depressed areas I may have had were instantly relieved by the private funds you and Bob invested in that birthday card” 128. Lyndon B. Johnson. TLS as president, one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, August 31, 1967. Letter to the wife of his Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. In part: “I want to assure you that any depressed areas I may have had were instantly relieved by the private funds you and Bob invested in that birthday card. As I count my blessings on each passing birthday, I count you and Bob among the first and foremost; you, because of your charming wit and selfless, understanding nature—and Bob, because of the endless and enduring good he daily brings this land.” In fine condition. Letter originates from the Estate of Robert S. McNamara. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“What we may have accomplished, we accomplished together— and not only I, but the entire nation is in your debt”

1 2 9. Lyndon B . Johnson. TLS, one

page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, January 28, 1969. Letter to his former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. In full: “I have had many occasions to be grateful not only for your brilliant assistance, but also for the generosity of your support. Now, as so often in the past, I have difficulty finding the words to thank you. The tribute that you wrote for the New York dinner two weeks ago touched me deeply. But I must say, it belongs to you as well. What we may have accomplished, we accomplished together—and not only I, but the entire nation is in your debt.” In fine condition. Letter originates from the estate of Robert S. McNamara. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

130. Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson. Uncommon 1965 White House Christmas card, 6 x 5, with a color image on the front titled, “Washington, From the President’s House,” matted to a size of 9 x 8.25, signed on the mount in black ink, “Lyndon B. Johnson,” and signed and inscribed to Johnson’s White House secretary, “To Yolanda Boozer, with our warm best wishes, Lady Bird Johnson Christmas 1965.” Display is matted and framed to an overall size of 14 x 13. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Crystal clear oversized portrait of the Superpower leaders

131. Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Color satinfinish 10 x 12 official White House photo of Gorbachev and Reagan shaking hands in the White House library, signed in the lower border in black ink by both. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16.25 x 19. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Scarce oversized portrait of Reagan and his cabinet 131. Ronald Reagan and Cabinet. Color satin-finish 23.25 x 16.25 photo of Reagan and his cabinet posing together below a portrait of Eisenhower, signed in the lower border in black felt tip by by Ronald Reagan, George Bush, George P. Shultz, Frank Carlucci, Bill Verity, Jim Burnley, Lauro Cavazos, Don Hodel, Ken Duberstein, Ann McLaughlin, Richard Lyng, John S. Herrington, Joseph Wright, Vernon Walters, Clayton Yeutter, Nicholas Brady, Dick Thornburgh, Samuel Pierce, Otis Bowen, and Beryl Sprinkel. Attractively double-matted and framed to an overall size of 28.25 x 24.5. In fine condition, with some light soiling to the right border, slightly affecting one signature. A highly desirable and scarce example—just the second we have encountered. Oversized. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Four former Commanders-in-Chief present a rare group portrait to a man referred to as ‘the grandfather of OSHA’ 133. Four Presidents. Semi-glossy 10 x 8 photo of Reagan,

flanked by former presidents Ford, Nixon, and Carter, reading a memorial statement for slain Egyptian President Anwar Sadat before departing to attend the funeral in 1981, signed and inscribed in the lower border in various colored inks, “To Robert D. Moran, with best wishes, Gerald R. Ford,” “To Robert Moran, Best regards, Ronald Reagan,” “To Robert Moran, with appreciation for his service to the nation from Richard Nixon,” and “Jimmy Carter.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 13.75 x 12. In fine condition, with some slight fading to Reagan’s signature and a bit of irregular ink adhesion to Ford’s signature. Moran ran Nixon’s successful presidential campaign in Massachusetts, served in Nixon’s administration, and in 1970 was appointed the first chairman of OSHA. A rare pose of the four former Chief Executives, which are becoming more difficult to find, enhanced with uncommonly long personal inscriptions. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Presidents Ford through Bush sign a portrait of their famous residence

134. Four Presidents. Uncommon engraved portrait of the White House, 8 x 6, by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, signed in felt tip and ink by Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter, who also adds a brief inscription to the Hartley Family. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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135. Richard Nixon MB $100

136. Richard Nixon

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138. Richard Nixon

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141. Richard and Pat Nixon

142. Betty Ford and Rosalynn Carter

143. Gerald Ford

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160. George Bush MB $100

154. Ronald Reagan

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153. Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman

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170. George W. Bush

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notables Impressive collection of signatures including Emerson, Morse, and presidents Johnson and Grant 176. 19th Century Notables. Thirty

ink signatures on individual cards, each approximately 3 x 2, affixed to a backing and framed to an overall size of 18 x 13.5. Signers are: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Andrew Johnson, U. S. Grant, Samuel F. B. Morse, Philip Sheridan, John Pierpont, Charles Sumner, William Lloyd Garrison, Daniel S. Dickinson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Thaddeus Stevens, William Seward, Wendell Phillips, William Cullen Bryant, Schuyler Colfax, Gerrit Smith, George William Curtis, Josiah Gilbert Holland, Salmon P. Chase, Edwin M. Stanton, Horace Greeley, James Parton, Nathaniel Parker Willis, Andrew Curtin, Winfield Scott Hancock, Theodore Tilton, Fitz-Greene Halleck, George G. Meade, John Adams Dix, and William Gannaway Brownlow. In overall very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, and Whittier and Halleck signatures extremely light and only somewhat visible. A highly desirable group that features a unique combination of influential 19th century figures. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Anthony writes to famed impersonator Helen Potter “then you must be our suffrage head for Oneida Court!!” 177. Susan B. Anthony. ALS, one page both sides, 5.75 x 9, National-American Woman Suffrage Association letterhead, November 28, 1891. Letter to Helen Potter. In full: “How delighted I am to get these circulars from & of you. I have longed for the sight and the sound of you–lo! these many years! and now you are so near me as Oneida Castle!–well–do write & tell me of your own matchless self–Have you abandoned the platform & slate altogether? and do tell me all about your own dear self! And, if you haven’t time to write it–come over to Macedonia and see your old loving Friend Susan B. Anthony. P.S—If you live at Oneida–then you must be our suffrage head for Oneida Court!!–and if you have a voice to speak–then I want you at our Washington Convention in January–But first speak to me once more.” Helen Potter was an elocutionist, teacher, and a costumed impersonator of popular orators and actors. Some toning to reverse and some light red ink bleeding along top edge, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed by Anthony. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Wasn’t it splendid that they got the incidental dose of First-Aid? And saw that I did not criticize their President?”

178. Hannah Arendt. Ger-

man-American political scientist (1906–1975) who characterized totalitarianism. TLS in German, one page, 5.25 x 8.25, May 15, 1971. Letter to Mr. Reif. In part (translated): “This is to inform you that I now have a German bank account after all, so that you can transfer any outstanding amounts directly.” Two punch holes to left edge, a few wrinkles, and a small pencil notation to top left, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

179. Pierre Augereau. Marshal of

France and Duke of Castiglione (1757–1816). ALS in French, signed “Augereau,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.25, no date. Untranslated correspondence to his Minister of Finances. In very good condition, tipped into a slightly larger page with wrinkling and mild toning and soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

181. Clara Barton. ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 7, no date. Letter to the Secretary of the National First Aid Association. In part: “The pile of unopened mail matter on my desk almost appals [sic] me…The proof of the Report had gone to you when we arrived and I can imagine you in the depths (or rather, out of them by this time) of corrections…They tell us that the Washington papers published the Globe article—pictures and all—wasn’t it splendid that they got the incidental dose of First-Aid? And saw that I did not criticize their President? But, wasn’t that a splendid interview that we had?—and no good that we all had a hand in it?” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Barnum’s partner corrects a mix-up on elaborate circus letterhead

180. James A. Bailey. American showman (1847–1906) best known as a partner

in Barnum and Bailey’s circus. TLS signed “James A. Bailey,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, ornate, information-laden, and visually striking Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth letterhead, January 12, 1900. Letter to Septimus Dixon. In part: “As you say in your favor of 9th instant ‘figures are sometimes very puzzling.’ How my clerk could have possibly made the error he did, I cannot understand. It is such a small amount that I will not trouble to send you another check but will add it to me [sic] next one when it falls due.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (two vertical folds passing through letters of the signature), and a few light creases. In addition to the stunning letterhead, this features Bailey’s uncommon full signature—he generally signed using only his initials. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The telephone inventor may seek unclaimed monies abroad 182. Alexander Graham Bell. TLS, one page, 7.75 x

10.5, Beinn Bhreagh letterhead, November 27, 1907. Letter to S. R. Wrightington of Boston. In full: “Your note of Nov. 12 sent to Washington and the duplicate sent to me here have been received. I know nothing of any fund, ‘paid into court in Paris for my benefit which has never been withdrawn.’ I should be glad to have you look into the matter for me and let me know definitely the particulars.” Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through the last letter of his first name) and mild haloing to signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and duplicate note referenced in the letter, in which Wrightington informs Bell that he may have unclaimed money in a French account. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

184. Niels Bohr. Danish

physicist (1885–1962) who was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory of atomic structure. Uncommon vintage 4 x 7.75 magazine photo of Bohr in front of a blackboard explaining something, signed at the bottom in fountain pen. Affixed to a 7.5 x 11.25 mount. In fine condition. A desirable image of Bohr in a scientific setting. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Commissioning a US congressman who would soon see action at the First Battle of Lexington 183. Judah P. Benjamin. British-born Ameri-

can politician and lawyer (1811-1884) who, after serving in the US Senate and rejecting nomination to the Supreme Court, served variously as attorney general, secretary of war, and secretary of state for the Confederacy. Partlyprinted war-dated DS, signed “J. P. Benjamin,” one page, 8.25 x 10.25, January 28, 1862. Confederate States of America military commission appointing John Reid to the rank of “Brigadier Commissary Major in the Provisional Army in the service of the Confederate States. You are requested to signify your acceptance or non-acceptance of said appointment: and should you accept you will sign before a magistrate, the oath of office therewith, and forward the same with your letter of acceptance to this Department. Report for duty to Comsy Genl.” Signed at the conclusion by Benjamin. In very good condition, with old tape repairs on reverse of horizontal folds, a couple small fold separations, and scattered toning and soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 46 | October 16, 2013 | NOTABLES

185. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Renowned gastronome (1755–

1826). ALS in French, signed “Brillat-Savarin,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.5 x 8.5, December 5, 1805. Letter to Alexandre Delessert, of whom Brillat-Savarin writes in his Physiologie du Goût: ‘My friend Alexandre Delessert was the first to bring into general usage the charming practice of chilling and blending Madeira wine with strawberry and pineapple juices.’ Brillat-Savarin begins his letter with a rhyming quatrain comparing himself to the phoenix reborn from the ashes and announcing his return to Paris and his friend Delessert. He continues (translated): “despite what people say about the countryside in autumn…a few privileged souls feel how sweet it is to be on the fields of one’s forefathers, arranging for beautifications, ordering repairs made, surrounded by one’s family, consuming food that one has raised oneself, making the rounds of one’s properties, and in a word ‘to be at home’ [written in English]….I announce to you in the joy of my soul that my brother has just been made a Major in the 28 Infantry Battle Regiment…Still waiting for me here are four grand dinners, two balls, plus a celebration in Macon and if I don’t die either from fatigue or of indigestion, I might well finally arrive with a new servant at my house in the rue St. Thomas.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in Brillat-Savarin’s hand. Intersecting folds, several passing through signature, and a small tear to second page from wax seal, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


186. Martin Buber. German Jewish philosopher and writer (1878–1965) who evolved a philosophy inspired by study of Hasidism. TLS in German, signed “Your Buber,” one page, 5 x 8, July 20, 1961. Letter to Mr. Rang. In part (translated): “I am sending you the entire manuscript material as certified printed matter, and by surface mail, which will arrive much later than airmail. The letters would have to be surveyed and photocopied, considering the unstable mail situation (I have lost manuscripts twice in the course of the last few years), I do not wish to let the originals out of my hands. I myself have not yet seen Melzer’s new edition, of which you write. I only know of it because Dr. Robert Weltsch who wrote the epilogue (Not Schoeps, as you write in your letter) had asked me for the material at the time.” In fine condition, with portion of one word crossed out by Buber. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 187. Seth Bullock. Western

legend (1849–1919) who beat out Wyatt Earp for the position of first sheriff of the notorious Deadwood camp. Theodore Roosevelt once said that Bullock was a ‘true westerner, the finest type of frontiersmen.’ Scarce partly-printed DS, one page, 7.75 x 4, August 16, 1886. Certificate confirming that “Frank Dennis is entitled to Five Hundred Shares Capital Stock of The Segregated Iron Hill Mining Company.” Signed at the conclusion by Bullock as president of the company and countersigned by a secretary. A few vertical storage folds and a diagonal crease through the center, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

189. George Washington Carver. ALS

signed “G. W. Carver,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute letterhead, July 16, 1933. Letter to Mrs. Anderson, her son Floyd, and others regarding their recent visit to his laboratory. In part: “I am sure you saw what I did as dear ‘Floyd’ went through the laboratory. His very soul reached out for investigation. While I was giving him his massage, I was so interested to have him tell me about his wireless radio set that he had made.” Carver has added a short postscript at the top of the first page. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature and light show-through from writing on opposite sides. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Carver’s hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

190. Winston Churchill. Vin-

tage fountain pen signature, “Winston S. Churchill,” on a light blue 4.5 x 3 sheet. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one passing between his middle initial and last name) and a paperclip impression to the upper left. Accompanied by a transmittal letter from the original recipient who acquired the autograph for a child, describing the encounter with Churchill, in part: “It was so cute. I asked him to autograph it personally to N. E. & he said, ‘But I don’t do that unless I know the person,’—and I said, ‘But she is only a little girl!’ He said, ‘But there are millions of little girls & they do grow up!’” Also accompanied by a Time magazine cover from 1940 featuring an image of Churchill. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extremely rare letter from the translator of ‘The Arabian Nights’ as he explores Ireland 188. Richard Francis Burton. English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, and diplomat (1821-1890). He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages. ALS signed “R. F. Burton,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.5 x 5.25, Arabic letterhead, Cork, February 20, 1865. Letter to a gentleman in his extremely difficult to decipher hand. In part: “Young Lewis and I have been wandering about Ireland. Just reached. I must on return get hold of the notes…Hope that Bellamy (& Miss)…are his guests again. Have they been taking p’ison together? I shall return (S. V.) on or about the 25th inst and will let you know definitely. Don’t tell it to anybody, for a work must be devoted to sobriety & ? & I shall see none but you you. Then for a…which must last till sailing—April 9. Don’t forget to inquire send to Carnac, it must be seen keep weather eye on…to contradict him or he will let out. We will discuss F. R. S. when I return. It was a failure last time & wants canvassing which is a ‘bane.’ Sir Roderick told me that I had no chance against Capt Makenry who had make a sketch survey of a Chinese Ruin! Remember me kindly…We are doing the South of Ireland. Weather has been abominable, so may impress. My wife sends kind regard.” Intersecting folds with tiny separations at bottom edge (one vertical fold passing through first letter of the signature), and some scattered foxing, otherwise fine condition. This is only the second Richard Francis Burton letter we have offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) | 47


191. Winston Churchill. TLS signed “Winston S. Churchill,”

one page, 7 x 8.5, personal letterhead, December 10, 1950. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “I am indeed obliged to you for sending me the four portraits worked in silk, and I thank you very much for the gift. I shall keep them most carefully at my country home. I hope you will allow me to retaliate as only an author can by sending you a copy of one of my books which I have signed for you.” Cloth-matted with a portrait of Churchill and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 18.25 x 16. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I have to make an enormous series of arrangements for the supply of the Army which depend absolutely upon Raw Material” 192. Winston Churchill. War-dated TLS signed “Winston S. Churchill,” two pages, 8 x 10, blandstamped Ministry of Munitions, Whitehall Place letterhead, January 25, 1918. A stern wartime letter to his colleague Joseph Paton Maclay, 1st Baron Maclay, on gaining essential military raw material from Spain and Norway. In part: “Your letter of the 22nd inst. does nothing to relieve my anxiety. Whether importations of Ore from Northern Spain or from Narvick are considered, it is perfectly clear that shipments are now proceeding at a rate which must lead to a complete breakdown in the Iron and Steel production and so affect every industry concerned in the prosecution of the war. The Nitrate position is even more serious than the iron and steel, because in this case the whole supply is seaborne, and the entire process of ammunition filling will come to an abrupt arrest. It is, further, very difficult for me to proceed without any idea of what the future has in store. I failed entirely to obtain any answer on this point from your Department. I have to make an enormous series of arrangements for the supply of the Army which depend absolutely upon Raw Material, and we cannot be told even generally within what limits we may expect to be supplied. I have been pressing for information on this vital point for more than three months without receiving anything in return except your invariable courtesy. I really do not know what to do…As it is we seem to be moving forward to a complete administrative breakdown.” In addition to signing, Churchill has made one small handwritten correction to the text. In fine condition, with torn staple hole to top left and a bit of scattered faint edge toning and wrinkling. Provenance: Christie’s, November, 2011. Appointed to the post of Minister of Munitions in 1917, Churchill was responsible for the crucial task of overseeing and coordinating the production and distribution of munitions for the war effort. Like Germany, England relied heavily upon Spain and Sweden—both neutral in the war—for their iron ore, one of the most important materials in manufacturing ammunition. Clearly unsatisfied with Minister of Shipping Joseph Maclay’s speed in delivering these crucial materials, Churchill unleashes this harsh evaluation, remarking that after three months of inquiry, he has not received “anything in return except your invariable courtesy.…As it is we seem to be moving forward to a complete administrative breakdown.” With heavy German reinforcements and new American troops pouring in to the Western Front following the armistice with Russia at the close of 1917, this harsh letter captures the tension of the final year of World War I, emphasizing the need for prompt supply and an immediate decisive victory to bring the war to an end. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 48 | October 16, 2013 | NOTABLES


Dignified Vivienne portrait from his second premiership 193. Winston Churchill. Vintage matte-finish 6 x 7.75 photo by Vivi-

enne, affixed to an 8 x 10 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen, “To James Dunn from his friend of many years, Winston S. Churchill.” Reverse bears photographer’s stamp and a clipped section of 10 Downing Street letterhead, dated in type March 25, 1954. Trimmed top edge to photo and mount, and signature and inscription a shade or two light, but completely legible, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The future Prime Minister sorts out military decorum, originally from the Forbes collection Very early document from one of his first positions in government

194. Winston Churchill. Two memos, both signed “WSC,” one typed and one handwritten, dated June 8 and 16, 1919, both in regards to an earlier memo about an order that officers are to attend regimental dinners in service uniform. The handwritten one, one page, 8 x 13.25, reads, in part: “The order is I understand not being regularly obeyed…A regimental dinner is a private affair: & I… thought it undesirable to make the change to the uniform. But if it is to be done there ought to be compliance.” Page also bears two other endorsements in other hands. The second memo, 7.25 x 9.5, on War Office letterhead reads, “Who is responsible for issuing an order that officers are to attend Regimental dinners in service uniform? What is the reason for the order?” In very good to fine condition, with expected stamps, notations, punch holes and wear, scattered toning, and a rusty paperclip mark to top of typed memo. At the time these memos were issued, Churchill was serving as both the Secretary of State for War and Secretary of State for Air, and was apparently a stickler for proper military behavior. Provenance: Malcolm S. Forbes, Jr. Collection; Christies, 2011. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

195. Winston Churchill. Partly-printed DS, signed “W. S. Churchill,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 13, April 7, 1910. Naturalization Certificate for Ernest Oswald Donner, a German National, listing his lineage, his occupation, and the names and ages of his five children, signed on the reverse by Churchill. Reverse also bears Donner’s signed Oath of Allegiance. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning and soiling (heavier to upper portion), and a repaired punch hole and tear to top left corner. Churchill served as Home Secretary from February 1910 to October 1911. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 49


Envelope to Prime Minister George sent by Churchill at the conclusion of his critical War Cabinet meetings as Hitler’s troops drew closer 196. Winston Churchill. Prime Minister mailing envelope, 8.75 x 3.75, addressed in type to David Lloyd George, signed along the left side, “Private & personal, W. S. Churchill.” Bottom of the envelope is notated “G/4/5/48,” in another hand. The reverse of the envelope retains the complete red wax Treasury seal. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Recommending an ironworker and music teacher 197. Henry Clay. ALS

signed “H. Clay,” one page, 8 x 9.75, November 8, 1841. Letter of introduction to James Erwin of New Orleans. In part: “Mr. Winter, I understand, is a…machinist, who could be usefully employed on a sugar plantation, or some of the iron foundries in the city. Mrs. Winter, I am informed, is an accomplished and amiable lady of irreproachable conduct, & well qualified to teach music & other branches of female education.” Address panel to reverse of second integral page is also addressed in Clay’s hand. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through first letter of the signature), and a small area of paper loss to the left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

198. William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody. ANS signed

“W. F. Cody,” on the correspondence side of a 5.5 x 3.5 ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody, Wyoming, picture postcard, no date, but postmarked September 18, 1916. Brief note to Colonel Bill Neal. In full: “God bless you all. Your old scouting Pard—of 1868.” Cody has also addressed the postcard to “Col. Bill Neal / Oracle / Pinal Co. / Arizona.” In very good condition, with some scattered spreading of ink to signature and portions of text, several creases, and scattered mild toning and soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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199. Chevalier d’Eon. French diplo-

mat, spy and soldier (1728–1810) whose first 49 years were spent as a man, and whose last 33 years were spent as a woman. ALS in French, signed with the feminine form of the name, “La Chre D’Eon,” one page, 6.5 x 8.25, July 9, 1778. Letter to cartographer Nicolas de Calon. In part (translated): “Mgr. De Sartine has asked me… to have sent to him in Paris for a private conversation the person who will have the honor of transmitting this letter. I ask you to announce or to have announced by a valet de chambre that the traveller Mademoiselle d’Eon talked to him about and whom he wishes to see is in his antechambre. M. De Sartine will know what that means.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature. Sartine was head of Louis XV’s secret police. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Intimate archive revealing the highly politicized courtship and marriage of Eduard-Charles Genêt and George Clinton’s daughter 200. George Clinton. An important

collection of 29 letters (ALSs and LSs) by various correspondents including two ALSs from Clinton, EduardCharles Genet, Clinton’s first wife Cornelia Tappan Clinton, Mary Dewitt Clinton (mother of Dewitt Clinton), and other Clinton family members, most of which date between 1792 and 1810. The first Clinton letter, signed “Geo Clinton,” one page, February 24, 1802, to his grandson Edmond, reads, “I hear that you continue to be a very good Boy that whenever the weather admits you go to school and learn like a little Man - That you take Care of your Cloaths - keep them clean.” The second letter, also signed “Geo Clinton,” as Vice President, one page, January 24, 1806, to Genet reads, “ have only time to inclose [sic] you our last Weekly Paper [not present] and to inform you that I enjoy my usual state of Health and that Mama (owing I believe to the [?] & Change of Climate) has in a great Measure recovered her’s - Business progresses slowly tho’ the situation of our Pubic Affairs wou[l]d seem to demand prompt and decided Measures & nothing of Consequence is as yet effected We have no Forreign [sic] Intelligence of a later Date than that which has been published in your Papers - The Rumours [sic] of an Amicable adjustment of our dispatches with Great Britain and Spain are for might we know unfounded.”

Of great interest is a series of letters from Cornelia Tappan Clinton to Genêt documenting their courtship that began in 1793 when the then French Ambassador to the United States had met her at a reception hosted by her father, Governor George Clinton. The first three of Cornelia’s letters to Genet confirm her growing attachment to the French Ambassador. Writing on January 27, 1794, she complains, “Supposing I like Citizen Genet should deal in inconsistancies [sic] what reproaches should I not (justly) receive from him – your last letters have not been a source of comfort to me they are so unlike yourself – if a small change of situation can make so strange a one in your conduct I have indeed reason to curs[e] the Day I first beheld you – if when you are in prosperity I am to believe myself the possessor of your firm Attachment and if on the contrary when you are unfortunate I am to be considered only as a common acquaintance or an absent friend I will renounce the Idea and with it the wish of ever being any thing more.” A month later she writes again, “You judge well my dearest friend when you suppose that every thing which can give you pleasure must interest & give the highest satisfaction to her whose happiness is so nearly allied to yours – depend upon the sincerity of my attachment for you and believe that the corner of the world which you will inhabit be it where it may will be dearer to me than all which I for your sake would leave behind – you give me new life by encouraging me to expect to see you soon.” The marriage, however, was delayed when Hamiltonians spread rumors that Genet already had a wife and two children in France. Told about the engagement, the governor refused to give his permission for the wedding until Genet’s marital status was clarified. The archive also features a letter of Edmond-Charles Genêt, signed “G,” July 24, 1802 to George Clinton concerning his son, Henry J. Genet. In part, “All the feelings which our attachment to you to our amiable sister and to your dear little boy could excite. Our hearts in hearing that you had all arrived safe have been relieved from a heavy burthen [sic]. The care you take of our child excites our warmest gratitude and I am in hopes that under the learned tuition of his aunt and of yourself if their maid of honour will be fast in his study.” In overall good to very good condition, with expected folds, light to moderator toning, some dampstaining, and some repairs and strengthening to some folds and separations.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Adding but “one or two trifling corrections” to a near-final draft, Darwin offers assurance that he is “returning the proof at once” 201. Charles Darwin. ALS signed “Ch. Darwin,” one page, 5 x 8, November

9, no year. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “Absence from home has prevented my returning the proof at once—I have made one or two trifling corrections. The notice seems to me vy good…P. S. I hope you will kindly send me a copy of your journal.“ In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. Though the exact work that Darwin is referring to is unclear, in August 1837 Darwin began correcting printer’s proofs of his famous book entitled Journal and Remarks (commonly known as The Voyage of the Beagle). An exceptional letter that relates to his work as author and editor. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

The Confederate president laments the “loss of my papers when my library in Misi. was pillaged by some of Gen’l Sherman’s troops” 202. Jefferson Davis. ALS, one lightly lined page

both sides, 5 x 8, August 12, 1885. Davis writes from Beauvoir, Mississippi, to Archibald Glenn. In part: “The supposition that Dr. Jno. Glenn was a member of my staff in Mexico is erroneous. The loss of my papers when my library in Misi. was pillaged by some of Gen’l Sherman’s troops, leaves me no record of the 1st Misi. Riflemen to which reference might be made…. D. M. Hollingsworth of New Orleans was in that Regt. and he may be able to answer your inquiry about your father. Archibald and David Glenn were dear and esteemed friends of my earlier days and are gratefully remembered for many deeds of kindness to me, both political and personal.” In very good condition, with professional archival reinforcement to horizontal mailing folds, light wrinkling and handling wear, and scattered soiling and staining (lightly touching signature). During the Battle of Vicksburg, Davis’s plantation home of Brierfield was pillaged by Union troops, whoransacked his furniture, letters, and books, and leaving Davis—as referenced here—with missing records. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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203. Jefferson Davis. Ink signature,

“Jefferson Davis,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card affixed to a slightly larger slip. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

206. Declaration of Independence: John Hart. Signer of

the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey (1713–1779). Engraved one shilling New Jersey note, printed by Isaac Collins of Burlington, 4.25 x 2.5, dated March 25, 1776, signed in black ink by John Hart, John Johnston, and John Stevens, Jr. A central vertical fold, overall creasing and soiling, and Hart’s signature a shade light, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

204. Louis de Broglie. French physicist (1892–1987) known for

his theory that matter has the properties of both particles and waves. Two ALSs, in French, both one page, both sides, 6 x 4 and 4.75 x 3.5, dated March 12 and 22, 1951, respectively both to Henriette CraponneEudel, General Secretary of “Assistance Privée a la Classe Moyenne [Private Help for the Middle Class].” Both letters refer to his lecture on Atomic Energy at the Sorbonne. One reads, in part (translated): “I had much pleasure in being of service to the A.P.C.M by delivering my lecture on Atomic Energy…Madame Fieves writes me about the possibility of publishing my lecture. I’ve already promised the text to Mr. Chouneix of the Revue des deux mondes but that needn’t prevent the making of a Special edition if you think it useful…l’m entirely at your service…for the publication of my lecture…Can you have a dozen programs sent to me…I’ll be glad to autograph programs for Mrs. Gabriel Robinet and Dr. Crivelli.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

207. Declaration of Independence: Samuel Huntington. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut

(1731–1796) and seventh President of the Continental Congress. Manuscript DS, signed “Saml Huntington,” one page, 7.75 x 5, April 14, 1788. Pay order reads, in part: “Please to pay or discount with, Capt. Simon Huntington Two pounds & fourteen shillings lawful money out of the taxes appropriated for payment.” In very good condition, with ink endorsement through first name of signature, intersecting folds, two rough edges, and some scattered light toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

205. Declaration of Independence: George Clymer. Partlyprinted DS, signed “G. Clymer,” one page, 8 x 4, no date. Tax document certifying that “the duties on one Puncheon of Rum containing one hundred fourteen gallons of the second proof, and marked and numbered as in the margin, have been secured according to law.” An irregularly trimmed upper edge and subtle haloing to the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Force’s scarce and striking reproduction of the Declaration, handsomely displayed 208. Declaration of Independence. Scarce engraved

broadside, “In Congress, July 4, 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America. When in the Course of Human Events.” [Washington, DC,] engraved by W.J. Stone, and reprinted in 1833 from the same copperplate for Peter Force’s multi-volume work, American Archives (1837–1853). By 1820, the original Declaration of Independence, had seriously deteriorated due to inappropriate handling and storage. In an effort to preserve the memory of the venerable document, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams commissioned William J. Stone to engrave an exact facsimile on a copper plate. When Stone completed his painstaking work in 1823, Congress ordered 200 official copies printed on vellum. Stone’s original engraved plate remained with the Department of State. Several years later, Peter Force, historian, publisher and mayor of Washington DC (1790–1868), conceived a 20-volume anthology entitled American Archives, which would reprint letters, documents and broadsides from the American Revolution and convinced Congress to fund an edition of 1,500 sets. For the project, Force arranged with the State Department to print 4,000 copies of the Declaration using Stone’s original copperplate. Stone’s imprint was neatly burnished out at the top of the plate—and “W.J. STONE SC[ULPSIT] WASHN.” was placed in the lower left. The facsimiles were folded and bound into volume one of the fifth series of American Archives: A Documentary History of the United States of America. Recently uncovered documentation demonstrates that Force’s edition was not printed in 1848 as previously believed, but earlier, in 1833. American Archives was published at intervals between 1837 and 1853, but paid subscriptions to the elaborate (and bulky) collection proved disappointing. In 1843, when Force received Congressional re-authorization to continue the work, he had scaled back his subscription plan to 500 copies. In the end, only 9 of the projected 20 volumes were ever issued. 54 | October 16, 2013 | NOTABLES

Although Force printed over 4,000 copies, extant editions of his facsimile are surprisingly scarce. The Force printing, the second edition of the first exact facsimile, remains one of the best representations of the Declaration as the manuscript looked over 150 years ago, before the document’s near complete deterioration today. Beautifully cloth-matted and framed, and possibly mounted, to an overall size of 34 x 39.5. In overall very good condition, with intersecting storage folds, well-done professional repairs to separations along folds, repaired areas of small paper loss, with well-done touch ups to the text in those areas, and other separations, light mirroring and ink transfer to print, and some scattered light toning. A visuallystriking example of one of only a few hundred printings known to exist. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)


Rare twice-signed indenture from the noted gunsmith 209. Henry Deringer. American

gunsmith (1786–1868) best known for inventing and giving his name to the Deringer pistol. Partly-printed vellum DS one page both sides, 22 x 16.75, January 4, 1820. Indenture between “Henry Derringer [sic] of the County of Philadelphia Gun and Rifle Manufacturer” and Edward Ingersoll and wife, in which the latter transfers to Deringer a plot of land on the East side of Front Street in Philadelphia for a rent of “Fifty silver milled dollars…in half yearly payments.” The reverse bears another manuscript indenture, transferring the same land back to the Ingersolls on April 1, 1824. Signed at the conclusion of both indentures by Deringer. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, scattered light soiling to reverse, mostly contained to the docketing panel, and a couple of trivial holes along bottom. The paper and wax seal are slightly worn, but all mostly intact. A very scarce signature, just the second Deringer we have ever offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Humorous birthday card from “Diana & the boys” 210. Diana. Birthday card, measuring approximately 4.5

x 7, featuring a Gary Larson color image of a frog playing a guitar. Inside bears a short pre-printed sentiment, with Diana writing, “To Mel, Wishing you a very happy birthday, from Diana & the boys.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope, addressed by Diana, “To Mel,” and featuring a small pre-printed Gary Larson cartoon. A great look at Diana’s lighter side she exhibited to her close friends. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce 1983 Christmas card 211. Diana and Charles. Christmas card from 1983, 10.5 x 7.25 open, embossed in gold on the outside with the Prince of Wales’s 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 Charles, Diana and baby William at Balmoral, with 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 inscribed the card at the top, “Mr. and Mrs. Hazel,” and signed at the bottom, “Charles and,” after which Diana has signed “Diana.” Suede-matted and framed to an overall size of 13.75 x 11. In fine condition.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Diana and Charles pose with their staff in 1986 as Diana becomes an international icon 212. Diana and Charles. Color satin-finish 9.25 x 6.25 photo of Charles and Diana seated with their staff, affixed to its original 12 x 10 mount, signed on the mount in black ink, “Charles 1986,” and “Diana.” In fine condition, with a mild shade of toning around image and over signatures from previous display. At this point in their marriage, Charles had restarted his relationship with Camilla Bowles, and Diana was emerging as a worldwide figure, spending less time with her husband. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

213. Diana and Charles. Christmas card from 1981, 5.25 x 7.25 folded, opens to 10.5 x 7.25, embossed in gold on the outside with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Garter motto, as well as the Spencer family arms. Inside, the card bears a stunning color satin-finish 4 x 5 wedding photo of the couple. Printed opposite the photograph is the sentiment, “Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.” Charles has inscribed the card, “Rick,” and signed at the bottom, “from Charles,” after which Diana has signed “and Diana.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in type to Richard Wilkins in London. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

The Nobel-winning co-discoverers add their names to an image of a double helix 214. DNA: Watson and Crick. Printed signed sketch of a double helix on an off-white

8.5 x 11 sheet, signed at the bottom in black ink, “Francis Crick,” and “James D. Watson.” In fine condition. A quintessential DNA-related item—this rare signed image symbolizes one of the greatest discoveries in biology. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I see you as in the days when the cause of the slave had a few friends, cheering me on in my work” 215. Frederick Douglass. ALS signed “Fredk. Douglass,” three pages on two adjoining lightly-lined sheets, 5 x 8, November 14, 1880. Letter to the widow of a close friend, Dr. John L. Clarke of Fall River, Massachusetts. In full: “ I know that words are tame, that sorrow is its own solace, that mourning is its own comforter, that the lesson of death is silence and resignation, and yet ever since I read the sad announcement of of [sic] the death of Dear Doctor Clarke, my heart has ached to tell you how deeply touched by that sad event I was and am. I have felt that one of the truest and best of my friends has departed. It is a consolation that I saw him so recently. I shall not soon forget the quiet Sunday afternoon spent with you both, and his last words to me ‘Frederick’ when you come again to Fall River, come to our house and make it your house…I see you as in the days when the cause of the slave had a few friends, cheering me on in my work by the silent influence of your presence and your sympathy. And so I shall always see you. The living friends of those days are fast disappearing, the circle is dissolving, and you and I are in a grand procession marching toward the sunset. We are not far behind our loved ones, and though no man can tell what there is beyond, there is reason to trust that the Almighty power that has called us into existence will do all things well in all Eternity.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, with a notation from the recipient which reads, in part, “From Frederick Douglass after my father’s death…I remember well his last visit…a dignified white haired man.” Clarke was was a homoeopathic doctor and at one time, President of the Bristol County Homoeopathic Medical Society. He ‘took great interest in all progressive movements of the day’ and was an ‘earnest worker in the antislavery cause, when it cost something to be an abolitionist.’ Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Collection of documents relating to the first national newspaper for African-Americans 216. Frederick Douglass, Jr. Partly-printed DS, signed “Fredk. Douglass, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 10, circa March 2, 1871. Document reads, in full: “House of Representatives of the United States, To Frederick Douglass For the New National Era, furnished by order of the Clerk during the 1st Session, 42nd Congress, to the following-named Members of the House of Representatives, viz.: Hon. C.H. Porter $2.50. [blank] 1870. Received of Edward McPherson, Clerk of the House of Representatives of the United States, two dollars & fifty Cents Dollars, in full of the above account.” Printed DS, signed “Edward McPherson,” in type, one page, 8 x 9.75, September 23, 1874. “To the Publisher of the [blank].” Other than the date, the document is not filled in. An order to furnish to “the Members of the House of Representatives, whose names are hereunto annexed, copies of your newspaper required for each for the time specified herein.” LS, signed “W. H. H. Terrell,” two lightly-lined pages, 8 x 10, Post Office Department letterhead, January 28, 1873. Letter to Frederick Douglass, Jr., reads, in full: “In reply to your letter of yesterday you are respectfully informed that the Department is positively prohibited by an act of Congress approved July 12, 1870, from incurring any expense whatever unless an appropriation has already been made to cover the same. You are not authorized, therefore, to insert the Postal Card advertisement on any condition.” In overall very good condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 57


Exceptionally rare 1870 subpoena from Earp’s first post in public office—one of the earliest offered from the icon of the old west 217. Wyatt Earp. Exceedingly rare and

very early handwritten endorsement, signed “W. S. Earp, Const,” on the reverse of a subpoena from the state of Missouri. The subpoena, one lightly-lined 7.75 x 9.5 page, dated April 20, 1870, written and signed by his father, Nicholas Porter Earp, signed “N. P. Earp, JP,” reads, in part: “To Dr. J. M. Endicott, W. W. Ross, J. N. Dunnaway, J. H. Richardson, William Broadhurst, Francis Reese, You are hereby commanded to be and appear before the undersigned Justice of the Peace within and for the Township of Lamar…to testify on the trial of a cause wherein the state of Missouri is plaintiff, and William G. Smith is defendant, on the part of the defendant and of this you will fail not at your peril. Given under my hand this 20th April 1870.” On the reverse, Earp writes: “I have served the within Suppena [sic] upon the written names herein mentioned by reading the same to them this April 29, 1870.” Reverse is also docketed in an unknown hand. Document is removably encapsulated in a Mylar sleeve. In very good to fine condition, with a light vertical fold through center of endorsement, two diagonal cuts, lightly affecting subpoena, but not touching endorsement at all, scattered light toning and soiling, and some mild paper loss along top edge of front. Accompanied by a 1995 certificate from Charles Hamilton stating, “I certify that I have examined the document dated April 20, 1870, signed W. S. Earp Const, and find that the five lines…are entirely in the handwriting of the famous frontier sheriff Wyatt Earp and bear his authentic, original signature.” In 1869, 21-year-old Wyatt Earp joined his family in Lamar, Missouri, where his father Nicholas was the local constable. When Nicholas stepped down, Wyatt ran against his elder half-brother Newton for the job, winning by 137 votes and claiming his first position in public office. As constable he learned the service of process—summonses and subpoenas for people to appear in court—which became an integral part of his work later in life. This subpoena is one of the earliest signed Earp documents we have seen: an outstanding piece from the very beginning of what would become a legendary lawman’s career. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Edison reports on his successful European Electric Light Company

218. Thomas Edison. DS, signed “Thos. A. Edison,” one page, 8 x 12.75, January 1, 1895. An extract from the annual report of the Edison Electric Light Company of Europe, reporting the value of capital stock at two million dollars and outstanding debts totaling less than $22,000. Signed at the conclusion by Edison and three others. In very good condition, with mild toning and wrinkling, pinholes, and complete separations at folds (repaired from the reverse with archival tape; not affecting signature). Backed by financiers, including J.P. Morgan and the Vanderbilt family, Edison established the Edison Electric Light Company to own and license his patents in the electric light field. After more than a year of experiments, Edison finally developed a carbon filament that would burn in a vacuum in a glass bulb for forty hours. They demonstrated the light bulb to their backers, and by the end of the month were exhibiting the invention to the public. Any document signed by Edison relating to his electric light company are highly sought after by collectors. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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219. Thomas Edison. Out-

Crystal-clear image of Einstein and his wife

standing vintage matte-finish 7 x 10 formal portrait of the inventor, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ink with a fantastic ‘umbrella’ signature, “To L. S. Hungerford, Thos. A. Edison.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

220. Thomas Edison.

Wonderful ink ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thomas A. Edison,” on an off-white card. Double-matted with a portrait of Edison posing outdoors, to an overall size of 7.25 x 12.25. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

222. Albert Einstein. Unsigned vintage glossy 8 x 9.25 photo of Einstein with his wife Elsa seated at a table. Light overall rippling, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Einstein meets with a group of scientists, including fellow Nobel laureates Millikan and Michelson 221. Albert Einstein. Unsigned vintage glossy 8 x 9.25 photo of Einstein attending a

meeting at the California Institute of Technology with fellow scientists Walter S. Adams, Walter Mayer, Max Farrand, Albert A. Michelson, and Robert A. Millikan. Caption below is affixed to reverse and identifies the scientists. Surface impressions from pencil notations to reverse and some silvering to dark areas of the image, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Superlative uncancelled Einstein check, signed in full 223. Albert Einstein. Choice Princeton Bank & Trust Company uncancelled check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Einstein, “Albert Einstein,” payable to Luttman’s Luggage Shop for $1.75, July 19, 1937. In fine condition, with a vertical fold to the right side (affecting a single letter of his last name). A quite scarce and desirable example—it is one of just a handful of Einstein checks we have offered and features his less common full signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Unfortunately, nature has not loathed the fact that the foundation of the existence of its creatures is based on the fact that they eat each other” 224. Albert Einstein. TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped personal letterhead, Princeton, July 6, 1953, in full (translated): “You are obviously a good man and you are able to express your ideas and opinions impressively. However, you already proved in your first letter that your critiquing abilities are not the same as the ones mentioned above. Otherwise, you clearly cannot believe what some paid scribbler would write about a contemporary citizen in the ‘Reader’s Digest.’ As neither I nor any of my friends gave any information to him, parts were made up and other parts he took from dubious literature. Furthermore, about that accusation of predatoriness which I indeed cannot fully deny: unfortunately, nature has not loathed the fact that the foundation of the existence of its creatures is based on the fact that they eat each other or destroy each other in some other way. I don’t really see any way in which I could fully deny your claim to power in this matter. But if you only pondered this sufficiently then you would find that even you would not sufficiently manage that claim. However, I can claim with good conscience, that it would be impossible for me to do this destructive business for my personal entertainment. Therefore, I never fished because fortunately I had an indirect way for obtaining the food needed to stay alive. I hope that I hereby gave you a true authentic reason on the basis of which you can truly condemn me.” In fine condition, with a block of very mild toning. Accompanied by a photocopied newspaper article containing the text of the letter.

Following the release of a May, 1953, Reader’s Digest article about Einstein—which pointed out that of the 25 to 35 letters he received each day, all ‘reasonable’ ones were given a response—the 74-yearold scientist received one such letter that he found quite irritating. Denying any input into the article and calmly snapping back to a presumably negative response, he writes, “your critiquing abilities are not the same as the ones mentioned above. Otherwise, you clearly cannot believe what some paid scribbler would write about a contemporary citizen.” Einstein then offers a noteworthy comment in line with his long-held support of animal rights, remarking that while it is true that humanity is built on the foundation of one creature destroying another, “it would be impossible for me to do this destructive business for my personal entertainment.” Ending with a humorous hope that he left the already hostile recipient with “a true authentic reason on the basis of which [to] truly condemn” him, this is a wonderfully sarcastic letter involving the frequently discussed topic of the treatment of animals (and vegetarianism) in the brilliant scientist’s life. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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In 1492, the patrons of Columbus’s journey attempt to restore order after their recent expulsion of Spain’s Jews 225. Ferdinand and Isabella. Spanish monarchs best known as the sponsors and patrons of Christopher Columbus. Manuscript DS

in Spanish, signed “Yo el Rey,” (I the King) and “Yo el Reyna,” (I the Queen), one page, 8.25 x 7.75, September 15, 1492. Document reads, in full (translated): “Don Juan de Ribera there we have given orders concerning matters relating to San Sebastián and especially as regards the provost and goal of the said town, as you will see by our letters in which we command you, for our service, to repair to the said town, and carry into execution the orders we give you in this matter, and to work for the establishment of the said town and its residents in peace and concord, as benefits our service, Zaragoza, XV day of September of ninety and two years.” Signed at the conclusion by the king and queen, and countersigned by Fernand Aluares, secretary to the king and queen. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, a couple lightly passing through the signatures, and some scattered light foxing to blank areas. All writing is extremely bold. When Ferdinand and Isabella finally completed the Catholic Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula in the Battle of Granada in January of 1492, they took control of the city’s large Jewish and Muslim population. With non-Catholic hostilities at a climax, they issued the Alhambra Decree, accusing Jews of trying to ‘subvert their holy Catholic faith and draw faithful Christians away from their beliefs,’ and gave them four months to either convert or leave the country; the punishment for refusal to comply was death without trial. As the town of Calahorra emptied, the local synagogue was converted into a church, and became the hermitage of San Sebastian. In this stunning decree, the Catholic Monarchs ordered Don Juan de Ribera, Commander in Chief of the frontiers of Navarre (the border of which held the city of Calahorra), to “repair to the said town, and…work for the establishment of the said town and its residents in peace and concord, as benefits our service.” A remarkable document involving Spain’s turbulence at home, just as Columbus began his first voyage to the New World. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $750) | 61


Desirable 1893 Standard Oil stock certificate 226. Henry Flagler. Partly-printed DS, signed “H. M. Flagler,” one page both sides, 14.5 x 7.75, September 19, 1893. Certificate for ten shares of stock in Standard Oil issued to James Dawdle, signed at the bottom by Flagler as the company’s secretary. Receipt is affixed to the left edge. In fine condition, with an unobtrusive machine cancellation through Flagler’s signature and expected document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

227. Alexander Fleming. TLS signed “Alec,” one page, 7.75 x 10,

Wright-Fleming Institute of Microbiology letterhead, December 21, 1948. Letter to George Wells of the American Optical Company. In part: “I have not written earlier to thank you for the gift of the Spencer Phase Contrast Microscope outfit. I received it a little time ago and I have spent almost all my time since in playing with it. It is a wonderful piece of apparatus and I am hoping to demonstrate, by means of phase contrast at the Society of Pathology and Bacteriology…some things which I am sure the bacteriologists in this country have never seen…I can assure you I have never had a plaything which pleased me so much. I say ‘plaything’ but of course that is not quite right, for it is an instrument which allows us to observe living things in a way which we could never have been able to do and it is bound to lead to great results.” Double-cloth-matted and framed with a small photo and a small plaque to an overall size of 20.25 x 18. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, two staple holes, and an office stamp and pencil notation. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The final Holy Roman Emperor 228. Francis II. The last Holy

Roman Emperor (1768–1835) who ruled from 1792–1806 when he dissolved the empire, and became the first Emperor of Austria. Seven untranslated LSs, six one-page and one multi-page, 7.25 x 9, four on black-bordered stationery, all dated April to November of 1792. All are official letters to Count Karl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, who served the government of Austria in a variety of capacities, including as governor of Trieste, and rose to high rank at the Habsburg court. In overall fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Growing interest in the Anne Frank Foundation 229. 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. TLS in German, one page, 5.75 x 8.25, April 20, 1959. Untranslated letter about the Anne Frank Foundation and the United States’s growing interest in it. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

231. Jay Gould. Financier known

for his stock market manipulation of railroad securities; he also tried to corner the gold market, causing the ‘Black Friday’ stock market crash of September 1869. Partly-printed DS, signed “Jay Gould,” one page both sides, 8 x 5, June 17, 1887. Certificate for shares in the Terminal Railroad of East St. Louis. In part: “This Certifies, that Jay Gould is entitled to sixty Shares of the Capital Stock of the Terminal Railroad of East St. Louis, having a par value of One Hundred Dollars each.” Intersecting folds, some wrinkles, and show-through from text on opposing sides, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Remarkable collection of personal letters from the Prussian King to the house of his younger sister and noted composer Anna Amalia 230. Frederick the Great. King of Prussia (born 1712) from

1740 until his death in 1786. His political prowess and enlightened attitudes toward religion, learning, and the humanities earned him the sobriquet ‘Frederick the Great.’ Collection of 20 untranslated letters, 19 ALSs and one LS, all in French, all signed “Federic,” all dated circa 1777–1785, each one page, various sizes, and all to Eleonore de Maupertuis, Lady of the Household to Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, Frederick’s younger sister. Letters reflect Frederick’s concern for Amalia’s health after she suffered a stroke in 1773 and underscore the close relationship between the siblings. In overall fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds to most of the letters. Accompanied by a brown sheet with a late 18th century caption which reads, “Collection de Lettres de Frederic le Grand Roi de Prusse, de Sa main propre; a feue Madame de Maupartuis Gouvernante de feue la Princess Amelie Soeur de ce Roi.” Seven years younger than Frederick, Anna Amalia became the Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg in 1756, and spent most of her time in Berlin, where she remained until her death in 1787. Like her brother, she had a strong inclination towards music, and developed a reputation as a composer and musical patron, achieving modest amounts of fame for her chamber works. Her house was run by Eleonore de Maupertuis, who had become close with the family beginning in 1744, when she married Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, a close confidant of Frederick’s and the head of the Prussian Academy of Science. This extensive collection of letters, showing the king’s deep affection for his sister, offers a unique look into Anna Amalia’s life, accounts of which are difficult to find. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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“Once self-assurance is gained things will move forward at an accelerated pace” 232. Sigmund Freud. ALS in German, signed “Freud,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, personal letterhead, October 14, 1916. Letter to Austrian writer and lyric poet Arthur Fischer-Colbrie. In full (translated): “Your joyously tuned lute pleased me very much. The day before, your father fiddled a less joyful tune to me. We both came to the conclusion that you were still feeling homesick and that you would soon get used to it. And that’s how things have turned out. I have no doubt that you will successfully continue to ‘make the best of things’ and there is really something good in it. Once self-assurance is gained things will move forward at an accelerated pace. Do not be disdainful of Destiny’s having taken you in hand. It can do quite a lot. I hope to see you again matured and somewhat dulled in your sensibilities. Perhaps you’ll also discover incidentally how much better you are than a great many others and maybe you’ll have the courage to help yourself to a piece of the original sins of humanity. I wish all beautiful things to you and hope to continue to hear from you often.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds and slight show-through from writing on opposing sides. Freud psychoanalyzed the writer in 1915–16 and then again in 1919 after Fischer-Colbrie’s military service, which had interrupted the analysis. Freud continued to write him to maintain their therapeutic contact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Rare financial document from the ‘Prince of Mathematicians’ 233. Carl Friedrich Gauss. German mathematician and physical scientist (1777–1855) who contributed significantly to many fields, including geometry and astronomy. Scarce ADS in German, signed “C. F. Gauss,” one page, 7 x 9.25, April 27, 1814. Document reads, in part (translated): “Herewith I certify receipt of the sum of 10 Pistoles [Gold Coins] as paid out by Chief Forester von Oldershausen under the terms of a bond dated April 8, 1804 on mortgaged von Oldershausen properties with a capital of 1000 rh in gold at an annual interest rate of 5% from May 29, 1813 to May 29, 1814.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, with the horizontal fold touching the tops of a few letters of signature. Accompanied by an ADS from his wife, Minna Gauss, dated October 9, 1813, certifying the receipt of 5 Thalers in Pistoles as interest for 2,000 Thalers granted to her from the von Oldershausen Family Treasury by the Wife of General von Oldershausen. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The sufferings of the inventor of the guillotine 234. Joseph Guillotin.

French physician and politician (1738–1814) whose name became synonymous with the ‘humane’ instrument of execution whose use he proposed to the government during the French Revolution. LS in French, signed “Guillotin,” one page, 6.5 x 8.5, no date. Letter to Senator Lemercier, saying that not only would his heavy duties as a physician prevent him from seeing the Senator, but also his own illness would, as he had to submit himself to “two bloodlettings, vomitories and vessicatories.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in another hand. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and a small area of paper loss to second page from wax seal. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare twice-signed 1761 export document filled out by Hancock

235. John Hancock. Partly-

printed DS, one page, 9 x 4.5, October 17, 1761. Shipping document filled out by Hancock in the third-person, writing his name twice. In part: “Shipped by the Grace of God, in good Order and well Condition’d, by John Hancock… bound for London…Six Hundred & Twenty Eight Cask White Oil… Fifty Bundles Whale Bone in equal thirds with Barnards & Harrison Holger & Gardner & John Hancock.” Light scattered toning and staining (slightly affecting the first signature), and some chipping to the bottom edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Critical November 1776 military appointment bearing a crisp and prominent example of the Declaration’s most famous signature 236. John Hancock. Revolutionary War– dated partly-printed DS, one page, 11.5 x 8, November 6, 1776. Hancock appoints Elijah Vors as a “Major in the Regiment whereof John Peterson Esquire is Colonel in the Army of the United States, raised for the Defence of American Liberty, and for repelling every hostile Invasion thereof.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Hancock as president of the Continental Congress. Beautifully double-suede-matted and framed with a plaque and engraved portrait to an overall size of 31 x 19. In fine condition, with professionally repaired separations to intersecting folds (two vertical passing through single letters of the signature); the handwritten portions of the document are light but legible, while Hancock’s signature is strikingly bold. Just four months after signing the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock struggled to raise enough troops to defend the massive forces being sent by Britain to end the Revolution. Resistant to developing a standing army, the Continental Congress had been enlisting soldiers for short periods of service—usually only one year—leading to crises at the end of each year as troops were released from duty. The winter of 1776-77 was by far the most difficult time, with the number of soldiers dropping to well under a thousand, almost entirely focused in the Northeast. This harsh winter led to massive reforms in the Army, resulting in an increased number of battalions, a broader geographical base, and longer enlistment terms. An incredible appointment of Major Elijah Vors—a higher rank than typically seen—in the most crucial year of the Continental Army’s development, boasting a striking, Declaration-era Hancock signature. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

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Rare letter from one of the world’s greatest philosophers 237. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. ALS in German, signed “Hegel,” one

page, 5 x 7.5, December 12, 1818. Untranslated ALS to philosopher and publicist Friedrich Wilhelm Carove regarding work and other matters. Addressed on the reverse in Hegel’s hand as well. A central horizontal fold through the signature, uniform shade of overall toning with heavier bands to the top and bottom, a light crease to the lower right, and a few stray ink spots, otherwise fine condition. A rare, bold letter from one of history’s foremost thinkers. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

238. Werner Heisenberg. German theoretical physicist (1901–1976) awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in physics for the creation of quantum mechanics. Scarce and desirable mattefinish 4.25 x 6.5 head-and-shoulders photo, signed in the lower border in blue ink. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Pay order for a mounted volunteer for “protection of the frontier”

239. Sam Houston. Partly-printed DS one page both sides, 8 x 4.25, January 29, 1861. Treasury warrant for $120.83 issued to Elijah Southward for “protection of the frontier this amount being for Pay as Private in Capt. Fitzhugh’s Co. Mount Volunt.” Signed on the reverse by governor Sam Houston. Handwritten portions of document and Houston’s signature fairly light, but still legible, a central vertical fold, and ink cancellation “X” to front, and some scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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White House program from the historic 1993 peace accord 240. Israeli-Palestinian Agreement. Program

for the 1993 Israeli-Palestinian Agreement, held on September 13, 1993, 4.5 x 8, four pages, with a giltembossed presidential seal on the cover, signed on the front cover in ink and felt tip, “Bill Clinton,” as president, “Y. Arafat,” “Y. Rabin,” “Shimon Peres,” and “Al Gore.” The first page bears an original hand-drawn portrait by Peter Max, signed underneath the image. Max had been commissioned by the White House to paint a piece commemorating the event, which was eventually titled ‘Peace Accord.’ In very fine condition. This momentous agreement was signed at the White House, with the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize eventually presented to Arafat, Peres, and Rabin ‘for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East.’ RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

In-depth autopsy report written by the distinguished English physician 241. William Jenner. English

physician who became the personal doctor of Queen Victoria and discovered both typhus and typhoid. Handwritten autopsy report, signed “William Jenner M. D.,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, May 13, 1854. In part: “Appearances found on the examination of the remains of the late Mrs, Lawes. May 13, 1854. The contents of the Cranium were healthy in all particulars. The blood throughout the body was coagulated in the usual manner. The lungs were affected generally to a high degree With atrophous emphysema. At the apices of both lungs were a large number of air vesicles as large as nuts, some even the size of of male walnuts. At the posterior part of the apex of the right lung was a mass of consolidated lung substance of about 3/4 of an inch in diameter & 1/c of an inch in thickness… some excess of muco-purulant fluid in the bronchial tubes…no tubercles in the lungs…the muscular fibres of both ventricles of the heart were affected with fatty and granular generation…no valvular lesions of the heart…the liver was tough and granular.” Uniform light toning to first page and a paperclip impression to top edge, otherwise fine condition. A very uncommon and enthralling format. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“We have succeeded in cleaning up Mayor Curley in Boston so we will have some time to devote to your matter” 242. Joseph P. Kennedy. ALS signed “Joe,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, Fore River Ship-

building Corporation letterhead, December 19, 1917. Letter to Arthur Goldsmith. In full: “We have succeeded in cleaning up Mayor Curley in Boston so we will have some time to devote to your matter. I will let you know when John F. and I am [sic] sending your letters to Congressman [sic] Tagure and Goldwin. I got the rings OK, selected one and sent the rest back. I can’t say when I will be back to the big city, but will surely let you know.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a small area of paper loss to single word in text. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

243. Robert F. Kennedy. ALS signed

“Bob,” one page, lightlylined, 8 x 10.5, dated in another hand, May 30, 1967. Letter to Secretary of State Robert McNamara. In full: “Many thanks for the discussion. You have carried the burden so well for so long. And for this we are all grateful—and I speak especially for my children and the others like them.” Letter bears several pencil notations in McNamara’s hand, including one next to signature, and “Mid-East & Gulf of / Aqaba / SVN – my 5/19/.” In fine condition. Letter originates from the estate of Robert S. McNamara. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I appreciate…your support of what we are trying to accomplish in the field of civil rights” 244. Robert F. Kennedy. TLS signed “Bob Kennedy,” one page, 7 x 9, Attorney

General letterhead, June 14, 1963. Letter to actress Marion Davies’s widower, Captain Horace Brown. In full: “Many thanks for your letter of last month. I appreciate your writing and particularly, your support of what we are trying to accomplish in the field of civil rights.” In fine condition, with a trivial stain to top left. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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245. Robert F. Kennedy. Vintage glossy

6.5 x 8.25 head-andshoulders photo, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “For Meyer Blostein, best wishes, Robert Kennedy.” In very good condition, with trimmed edges, and scattered creases and surface marks. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


King and Abernathy sign his historic memoir of the Montgomery Bus Boycott 246. Martin Luther King, Jr. Signed book:

S t r i d e To w a r d Freedom. First edition. NY: Harper and Brothers, 1958. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 230 pages. Signed on the first free end page in blue ballpoint, “Best wishes, Martin Luther King, Jr.,” and also signed on the front pastedown in blue ink, “All for Freedom, Ralph D. Abernathy.” Autographic condition: very good, with block of rectangular toning over portion of King’s signature and sentiment, as well as some light foxing. Book condition: VG/VG-. Following King’s assassination, Abernathy attempted to carry forth his vision and succeeded him as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, leading the Poor People’s Campaign and their 1968 march on Washington. A remarkable piece signed by two of the most prominent and important organizers of the Civil Rights Movement. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

The world’s first computer programmer 247. Ada Lovelace. English mathematician and writer (1815– 1852) and the only daughter of Lord Byron, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, including what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine; because of this, she is often considered the world’s first computer programmer. Extremely rare ALS signed “Augusta Ada Lovelace,” one page both sides, 4.25 x 7, August 5, no year but docketed 1845 on the reverse. Letter to the publisher of ‘The Westminster Magazine.’ In part: “I must thank you for your obliging reply to my letter on the subject of the article on ‘the Kosmos’ of Humboldt. Mr. John Cross will communicate further with you concerning it (and has perhaps already done so). I beg you to refer to him for all further negotiations respecting this article. I may possibly however find occasion to trouble you with some other literary communications before very long (not of course with any reference to the ensuing number of the Westminster).” Separation to fold adjoining second integral sheet (apparently repaired at edges, but separation passes through the signature), and show-through from writing on opposing sides, otherwise very good condition. As a respected writer on science, and a celebrity due to her birth, Lovelace had been approached for an article on the recently published first volume of Alexander von Humboldt’s Kosmos, a book destined to become a classic work. Lovelace’s “other literary communications,” that she announces in this letter “before very long” may have included mathematical contributions on subjects she was working on at the time. It was a mere two years earlier when Lovelace had written her fundamental article on Babbage’s machine. Young John Cross was likely Lovelace’s lover since the previous year, and her representative in dealings with the magazine. She bequeathed Lord Byron’s heirlooms to him and called for his constant presence next to her during the final stages of cancer she endured in 1852. Lovelace’s letters are very rare, likely due to her retired life and early death at 36, and have reached record prices when offered in the market. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) | 69


249. Louis Lumiere.

Inventor of photographic equipment, along with his brother, Auguste. In 1893 they developed, the cinématographe, and showed the first motion pictures using film projection in 1895. They also invented the Autochrome screen plate for color photography in 1903. ALS in French, one page both sides, 5.25 x 7, black-bordered personal letterhead, September 14, 1927. Letter to Madame Frey. In part (translated): “Excuse my delay in returning your little album. I’m not a poet and I fear that my making black marks in it would ruin all its charm. I’ll limit myself to the enclosed card which you can add if you wish…I’ve talked about Mr. Frey’s wishes with Mr. Gaumont and he can get in touch with him…perhaps some interesting result can be hoped for.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Political plotting by Marie Antoinette’s mother 251. Maria Theresa. Empress of Austria (1717–1780) and

mother of Marie Antoinette. LS in French, one page, 7.5 x 9, March 27, 1761. Letter to her cousin. In full (translated): “It is with much regret that I must forgo the pleasure of being able to support your views with respect to the Grand Mastership of the Teutonic Order. With regard to this matter, I have taken a stand in favor of someone else in whom I have a particular interest. Consequently, I find myself unable to be of use to you on this occasion. I hope that other opportunities will arise which will allow me to follow the inclinations of my sincere friendship for you. I beg you to be assured of this and to understand that there can be no greater guarantee of the affection with which I remain, Monsieur, my cousin, your very affectionate cousin.” In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, a few mild creases, scattered foxing and soiling, and a trivial tear to the bottom edge. In 1761, upon the death of Clemens August of Bavaria, Prince Charles Alexander, Maria Theresa’s brother-in-law, was named Grand Master of the Teutonic Order. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Coordinating international shipping just weeks before his Supreme Court appointment 252. John Marshall. Influential

American statesman and jurist (1755–1835) who served as the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Among the notable cases over which Marshall presided were the judicial review landmark Marbury v. Madison in 1803, and the 1807 trial of Aaron Burr for treason. LS signed “J. Marshall,” one page, 8 x 10, January 16, 1801. Letter to Israel Wheeler of Philadelphia. In full: “I am anxious to know what progress Col. Stevens has made in procuring a vessel to carry the third cargo to Tunis. Will you be pleased to communicate to me any information you may have on this subject?” In very good condition, with intersecting folds (slight edge separations to lower horizontal fold; one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), overall toning from previous display, and a circular stain to blank area in upper right. Accompanied by an unsigned engraved portrait. Marshall, who was secretary of state at the time of writing, assumed office as chief justice less than three weeks later, on February 4. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

254. Benito Mussolini. Vintage matte-

finish 5.75 x 9 portrait of Mussolini reading affixed to an off-white 9.75 x 13.5 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black ink, “A Norman Siegel, Mussolini, Roma, settembre 1927-V.” Framed to an overall size of 11 x 15. In fine condition. Accompanied by an enlarged and framed newspaper article, in part: “A personal greeting to President Cooldige from Benito Mussolini, premier of Italy, was conveyed to the president today by Norman Siegel, a reporter for The Cleveland Press, who is in Washington en route to Cleveland after spending several months in Europe.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

253. Timothy Matlack. American merchant, surveyor, architect,

statesman, and patriot in the American Revolution (1730–1829). As clerk to the secretary of the Continental Congress, Matlack actually ‘wrote’ the Declaration of Independence. Printed 5.75 x 2.75 lottery ticket, dated May 18, 1795, completed in manuscript, issued by the state of Pennsylvania to help fund the “Schuylkill and Susquehanna, and Delaware and Schuylkill canals.” Signed at the bottom, “T. Matlack,” and also signed “Wm. Smith.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 10. In fine condition, with a bit of light toning, and some show-through from notation on reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

255. Napoleon. LS in French, signed “Np,” one page, 7 x 9, January 29, 1810. Short untranslated letter to the Duke of Feltre. In very good condition, with some light brushing to signature due to excess ink flow, scattered creasing, and a light block of toning to blank bottom area. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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256. Napoleon. Endorsement signed, “N,” on manuscript DS, one page, both sides, 7.5 x 12.5, in French, dated April 8, 1812. A two-line notation is written above the signature, with Napoleon signing underneath giving his approval. In very good condition, with some scattered mild toning and creasing, and some chipping to the slightly trimmed left edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Napoleon approves the promotions of 31 artillery officers recommended by the Minister of War 257. Napoleon. Handwritten endorsement, “Apr, Bonaparte,” as First Consul, on the first page of a manuscript document, in French, one page, both sides, 8 x 12, dated April 7, 1801. The document, signed by Napoleon’s Minister of War reads, in part (translated): “In the artillery, there are 3 brigadier generals made generals of Division, 2 cheifs of brigade made brigadier generals, 6 cheifs of Battalion made cheifs of brigade, 1 Captain made cheif of brigade, 2 Captains made cheifs of Battalion and of Squadron, 1 Second Lieutenant made cheif of Battalion, 10 Lieutenants made Captains, 6 sub-officers made Lieutenants in all 31…This proposition is motivated…by the good service of the officers that have already merited the benevolence of the government.” Beneath Napoleon’s approval, is a handwritten endorsement signed “Bremond,” and reads, in part (translated): “The First Consul approving the proposed measure by the bureau of the artillery, will conform to it in proposition. By order.” Document is matted and framed, so both sides may be read, to an overall size of 11 x 15, and affixed by hinges on its left edge to a matted and framed display with an engraved translation of the document, a small name plaque, and a portrait of Napoleon, to an overall size of 39.25 x 22. Intersecting folds, and red wax seal remnants to center of document, otherwise fine condition. Two months earlier, Napoleon had signed the Treaty of Luneville, ending the war against the Holy Roman Empire, leaving only Great Britain to stand against his empire. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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258. Samuel F. B. Morse. Ink

signature, “Sam’l F. B. Morse,” on a light blue slip; unsigned ink endorsement, “Voucher No. 449 F. O. J. Smith lead pipe in full $2,207.20 Jany. 22 1844,” on the reverse of a manuscript document signed by Francis O. J. Smith, which reads, “Received of Prof. Morse Superintendent of the Telegraph Washington Jany 22 1844 Two thousand two hundred and seven dollars and 20/100, being in full of all demands for lead pipe with wire enclosed supplied by me at the request and by the authority of James E. Serrell to supply the deficiency occurring under his contract with said Morse for the supply of lead pipe for the Telegraph. Francis O. J. Smith $2207.20.”; and an unsigned ink endorsement, “Voucher No. 464, G. Collard, lumber $2.66 Jany. 17 1844,” on the reverse of a manuscript document signed by George Collard, which reads, “United States by Prof. S. F. B. Morse Supt. for Bn’t of George Collard 1844 Jany 17 76 ft. paid W. Pine @ 3 1/2 2.66 Rcpt.” Matted and framed with copies of the endorsements, the front of the documents, and a clickable telegraph key to an overall size of 22.5 x 12. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

The founder of the rule of electromagnetism

Laboratory notes penned by Pasteur shortly before his breakthrough in fermentation

259. Hans Christian Oersted. Danish

physicist (17771851), he discovered the diversion of a magnetic needle by electric current, becoming the founder of the rule of electromagnetism. ALS in Danish, signed “HC Oersted,” one page, 5.25 x 7, October 3, 1834. Crisply penned letter to his friend, the actor and writer Stephan Heger (1769-1855). Translated (in part): “Your proposal has met with the approval of my colleagues as well as with my own and may be considered the wish of many. Within the next days, you and all to whom it may concern will receive a newsletter.” Intersecting folds, uniform toning, with a few heavier spots, and some mild soiling, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

260. Louis Pasteur. Autograph manuscript, in French, one page, both sides, 7.25 x 9.5, dated June 19–28, [1857], headed at the top in pencil in an unknown hand, “(fermentation de l’acide Tartrique) From his laboratory notebook tartaric acid.” Seven groups of 11 numbered items, possibly test tubes, have been handwritten by Pasteur: one group on June 19, four groups on June 22, and two groups on June 28. In his notes to the right of the June 19 group, Pasteur brackets Numbers 1 and 2 and, in French, compares numbers 5 and 7 with 8 and 9, concluding, “In the same way N. 8 and 9 during the 24 first hours.” He then pens, “Report of N.3 and 4 / N.1 and 2 = 4, 6.” On June 22, Pasteur brackets four additional pairs of numbers and adds, “Report = 4, 3.” There are numerous brackets on the second page. In fine condition, with some light show-through from writing on reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 73


“Very shortly I will make public the vaccination for canine rabies” 261. Louis Pasteur. ALS in French, signed “L. Pasteur,” one page,

5.25 x 8.25, May 15, 1885. Letter to an unidentfied gentleman. In full (translated): “There’s nothing to be done at present. But be assured: of 100 persons bitten, less than 10 contract rabies. You will oblige me by keeping me informed of what will happen. I have advanced very far in the study of rabies, but all I might be able to do is to prevent perhaps by treatment the day after and the days following the bite. Very shortly I will make public the vaccination for canine rabies.” Central horizontal and vertical folds, some light creases, and a couple small blocks of toning from old tape reinforcement on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pasteur began studying rabies in 1881. A superb letter of great medical importance announcing his revolutionary, and life-saving vaccine. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

262. Max Planck. Nobel Prize–winning German physicist (1858–1947) who pioneered the understanding of quantum theory. ALS in German, signed “M. Planck,” one page both sides, 6 x 8.25, personal letterhead, July 7, 1944. Letter to physicist and theologian Artur Neuberg. In part (translated): “Today I received the new edition of your attractive book and I express my cordial thanks for this valuable gift. The fact that your two books are now combined in one single volume also has its advantages. I see that as a symbol for the close connection of the physical and the biological world view which is precisely what the thrust of your work emphasizes. You will certainly have great success with this new edition too…Your having pursued such thorough scientific studies in Vienna excites my sincere admiration.” In fine condition. Planck wrote the Preface to Neuberg’s Das Neue Weltbild der Physik (The New World View of Physics, 1941) which was combined with Neuberg’s Weltbild der Biologie (World Wew of Biology) in 1944. After advocating a unified view of the physical and biological, Planck concludes his letter to theologian-physicist Neuberg with: “Versatility such as yours is not easily found,” words which recall C. P. Snow’s famous ‘Two Cultures’ essay in which he deplored the gap between the sciences and the humanities. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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263. Pope John Paul II. TLS in Polish, signed “Carol Card Wojtyla,” one page, 5.75 x 3.75, Nativity-themed letterhead, 1971. Letter of thanks and Christmas wishes. In full (translated): “My dear, thank you for all your good words. I am sending warm wishes for this Christmas and happiness for all of us.” Matted and framed with a small photo of the Pope to an overall size of 10 x 6. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

266. William Ramsay. Scottish chem-

264. Queen Mary of Teck. Wife of King George V (1867–1953).

ALS signed “Mary R,” 4.75 x 7.25, black-bordered Buckingham Palace mourning stationery, March 26, 1936. Letter to Baroness Lady Beaumont. In part: “How kind of you once again to remember my poor ladies & to send me that very generous cheque…I often think of that lovely afternoon when I sat out with you in the verandah at Sheridan looking at the view.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, filled out in Mary’s hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ist (1852–1916) who discovered the noble gases and won the 1904 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. ALS signed “W. Ramsay,” one page both sides, 3.75 x 6, blindstamped personal letterhead, February 24, 1907. Letter to Dr. Henry Charlton Bastian. In part: “I suppose I should have sent your paper in, in my own name. As a matter of fact, I sent it to Moissan, whom I asked to place it in the best hands for publication, and urged him to do his best to get it published. After the mere heading had appeared, he wrote regretting that it had not been accepted. You see I don’t know the biological or medical set in Paris, & I did what I thought would give your paper the best chance. I fancy that Pasteur’s influence, as you say, still dominates the Academie des Sciences.” In very fine condition. Bastian was an English physiologist and neurologist who was an advocate of the doctrine of abiogenesis; the “Moissan” referenced is almost certainly Henri Moissan, the French scientist who won the 1906 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. An outstanding letter of association, especially considering the mention of Pasteur. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

265. Queen Mary of Teck. ALS signed “Mary R,” one page both

sides, 4.5 x 7.25, Buckingham Palace letterhead, July 19, 1934. Letter to Lady Willingdon. In part: “In Edinburgh I found another Bull Inkstand similar to the one I have given to the Viceroy’s House in Delhi. Would you like this one too, for the House, if so may I send it to you and then it can go with your luggage?” In fine condition, with trivial mounting remnants to corner tips of back page. Lady Willingdon was the wife of the Viceroy of India. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Amazing sketch from the princess’s favorite opera— drawn by Victoria herself 267. Queen Victoria. Original signed pencil sketch of Italian

opera singer Giulia Grissi in character on an off-white 7 x 9 sheet, drawn by Princess Victoria at age 16. Signed and captioned at the bottom in pencil, “Victoria, del: Aug: 14th 1835, Mdme. G. Grissi as Elvira in I Puritani in her 1st dress.” Attractively cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 13.5 x 15.5. Subtle intersecting folds and overall foxing, otherwise fine condition. I Puritani is a three-act opera by Vincenzo Bellini, which first opened in Paris in January 1835 before making its British debut at King’s Theatre in London on May 21. I Puritani was known to be Victoria’s favorite opera and the first which she attended in the company of Prince Albert before their marriage. An immensely desirable, one-of-a-kind item due to its close association with her personal life and the scarcity of such a piece. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce Confederate postal appointment 268. John H. Reagan. Texas politician (1818–1905) who served as Post-

master General of the Confederacy. Partly-printed DS, one page, 13.75 x 8.5, October 4, 1861. Postal appointment issued to Elijah H. Downing to be Postmaster of Kirkwood, Mississippi, signed at the conclusion by Reagan. Green CSA Post Office Department seal affixed to lower left remains crisp and fully intact. Repairs to reverse of three vertical folds, one fold through a single letter of signature, and some scattered light toning and creasing, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

269. John D. Rockefeller. TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 16, 1921.

Letter to John McCampbell of Ramanessin Farm. In part: “Thank you for your good letter furnishing the data of the farm and with respect to the reduction in wages. It is much appreciated. We are having perfect weather. Mrs. Evans often remarks that she wishes you were here and the rest of us are in full accord with her views.” In fine to very fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Unopened coffee from on board the Discovery 270. Robert Falcon Scott. British naval officer and explorer (1868–1912) best known for the two expeditions he led to the Antarctic in 1901–1904 and 1910–1912. During the second of these, the Terra Nova Expedition, extreme weather, poor health, and a shortage of supplies led to the death of Scott and his party. An unopened can of coffee from Scott’s first Antarctic expedition in 1901 aboard the ship Discovery. The cube-shaped can measures 4.5 x 3.75 x 4.5, weighs approximately one pound and is wrapped in red paper. Printed on the outside in gold lettering is: “This coffee has been specifically selected and packed by Tower Tea Ltd for the National Antarctic Expedition 1901. This can is hermetically sealed. To open, slice this paper and cut round the circle with a penknife or any sharp tool.” Expected wear and soiling, peeling along one edge, and scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. Can was originally removed from Scott’s hut in McMurdo Sound in the 1950s, before restrictions were placed on removing artifacts. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

At the close of the Discovery Expedition, Scott commands the Morning’s return to England: “You will not delay on the voyage, and will not keep such latitude as will in any way risk detention from ice” 271. Robert Falcon Scott. Manuscript DS , signed

“R. F. Scott,” one page, 8 x 13.25, H. M. S. Tauranga, June 8, 1904. Sailing orders addressed to Lieutenant William Colbeck of the S. S. Morning, docked in New Zealand. Orders read, in part: “Being in all aspects ready for sea, you are to proceed to England following the undermentioned instructions from Captain Scott…On leaving Lyttelton you will proceed to Plymouth, England, via Cape Horn. You will not delay on the voyage, and will not keep such latitude as will in any way risk detention from ice. If necessary you will call at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands to complete your supply of coal. On arrival in Plymouth Sound you will report your arrival to the Naval Commander.” Matted and framed with an image of Scott on skis to an overall size of 20.25 x 20. In fine, clean condition.

Three years into Scott’s Discovery Expedition—the first official British exploration of the Antarctic regions since Ross’s voyage sixty years earlier—he found his ship inescapably stuck in ice for the second time. Having already been freed once in 1902, the Discovery had exhausted their funds, forcing Royal Geographical Society president Sir Clements Markham to turn to the Admiralty for help. Agreeing to foot the bill for a second relief expedition, they ordered the ships Morning and Terra Nova to meet Scott, adding that if they could not break Discovery free by February 25, 1904, the ship must be abandoned. Fortunately, after seven weeks of blasting and a swell in the waters, the ice broke and Discovery joined the two relief ships on their return, stopping in New Zealand before sailing home. Ordering the relief ship Morning back to England, this is an outstanding document from Scott’s first major Antarctic voyage. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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272. Ernest Shackleton. Vintage glossy

3.25 x 5 postcard photo, signed in fountain pen, “E. H. Shackleton.” Doublematted and framed to an overall size of 10 x 11.5. In fine condition, with some mild rippling to emulsion, visible only at an angle. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

273. Ernest Shackleton. ANS signed “E. H. Shackleton,” one page, 6.5 x 3.75, January 5, 1914. Brief note of thanks written on the reverse of a partly-printed thank you note for a donation towards his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The partly-printed note is signed by Secretary F. W. White, with Shackleton writing on the reverse, “Many thanks for yours and the kind wishes.” A central vertical fold passing through first initial of signature, and scattered light toning, a bit heavier to pre-printed side, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

275. Ernest Shackleton. TLS signed “E. H. Shackleton,” one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, April 22, 1912. Letter to Mr. Knight. In full: “I thank you very much for yours and for your kindness in writing so fully. I am sorry that Mrs. Hailes-Dutton cannot get in under the terms of the Institution, and will do what I can as regards the other Institution which you write to me about.” Double-matted and framed with a small image to an overall size of 16 x 25. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, some edge tears and paper loss, and scattered soiling. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The explorer awaits the arrival of his third child 274. Ernest Shackleton. ALS, four pages on two adjoining

sheets, 5 x 6.5, personal letterhead, May 3, 1911. Letter to English caricaturist Edward Tennyson Reed. In full: “A thousand thanks for the drawing which will hold a high place in my sanctum. If you are going to take on that one job next year let me know and I guess I can help you so that you will top the poll. I had a brief all too brief meeting with your wife and daughter today. I expect you are most proud of the tall girl you own; my family are still in early childhood, 6, 4, and ? the last not yet arrived. My wife is not very fit just now but we hope later on to welcome you to our vine and fig tree if you do not think we live too far away.” Matted and framed (so all pages may be viewed) with a portrait of Shackleton to an overall size of 22 x 12.25. In fine condition, with a bit of mild toning to first page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 78 | October 16, 2013 | NOTABLES


Rare portrait of the famous luxury retailer 276. Charles L. Tiffany. Founder of the great New York–based retail and design operation (1812–1902) that became legendary for its spectacular jewelry and decorative wares in metal, glass, and other materials. Rare original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet bust portrait of Tiffany captioned, “Feby 15th 1892, My eightieth birthday,” and floridly signed at the bottom of the image in black ink, “C. L. Tiffany.” Published by Sarony of New York. Subtle scattered foxing and various edge dings, otherwise fine condition. Tiffany is uncommon and desirable in any format, but signed photos are particularly scarce. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Outstandingly rare certificate signed by the Titanic’s captain-on-the-rise from the helm of the SS Germanic 277. Titanic: Edward J. Smith. English naval

officer (1850–1912) in command of the RMS Titanic, and one of the 1502 who died when the ship sank. Excessively rare DS, signed “E. J. Smith,” one page, 7.75 x 6, June 6, 1895. Certificate of discharge issued to Thomas Riley, who served as a fireman aboard the SS Germanic from May 11, 1895, to June 6, 1895, and was discharged in Liverpool. Printed near the bottom is a certification statement which reads, “I certify that the above particulars are correct and that the above named Seaman was discharged accordingly, and that the character described hereon is a true copy of the Report concerning the said Seaman.” Signed at the conclusion of the statement by Smith as the vessel’s master, and countersigned by a shipping representative. Discharge also bears two “V.G.” stamps in areas for character of conduct and ability, as well as an office stamp. In very good condition, with a central vertical fold, soiling, creasing, and chipping to edges, and a few small holes to the left edge.

Joining the White Star Line in March of 1880, Edward Smith quickly rose in status, receiving his first command of a passenger vessel just seven years later. Earning his Extra Master’s Certificate, joining the Royal Navy Reserve, and developing a remarkable rapport with the line’s elite passengers, many of whom would only travel under his care, he earned the nickname ‘Millionaires’ Captain.’ His success on the Germanic helped him secure future commands of the newest and most impressive ships—the Baltic, the Adriatic, the Olympic, and finally, the Titanic. An incredibly rare document—only the third we have offered—signed by the Captain as his career steadily climbed. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Wallenberg uses a Schutz-Pass to save a Jewish doctor from a Nazi death camp 280. Raoul Wallenberg. Scarce DS, in German and Swedish, quickly signed with an ink scribble (as he commonly did on documents of this type), one page, 8.25 x 13.25, September 26, 1944. Blue and gold two-language Schutz-Pass issued to Dr. Alexander Karoly. Upper left provides his personal information including his 1889 birth date, height, eye and hair color. Adjacent to his personal information is Karoly’s signature and area where his photo would have been affixed. Bottom portion bears printed statements in German and Swedish, hastily signed in the lower left corner by Wallenberg, and countersigned by a Swedish minister. In very good condition, with partial tape-repaired separations to central vertical and horizontal folds, some slight paper loss to center and edges, and some small areas of staining to edges. A similar example of Wallenberg’s rushed signature can be found in the book Fleeing from the Fuhrer by William Kaczinski and Charmian Brinson. Wallenberg arrived in Hungary in July 1944 as the country’s Jewish population was under siege. Nearly every other major Jewish community in Europe had already been decimated, and the Nazis were dispatching more than 10,000 Hungarian Jews to the gas chambers daily. With time of the essence, he devised and distributed thousands of these ‘Schutz-Passes’—official-looking, but essentially invalid, Swedish passports granting the Hungarian bearer immunity from deportation. Nazi officials readily accepted the paperwork. Thus, with his simple, nondescript scribble on this offered page, Wallenberg saved the life of Alexander Karoly—just as he had done with tens of thousands of other Jews in Hungary. An announcement that any Jew, even those holding foreign citizenship, would be interred led to the urgency of Wallenberg’s plan to save as many lives as he could. An important reminder of one heroic man’s tireless efforts to outwit the Nazis and save countless lives. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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281. Richard Varick. American soldier and statesman (1753–1831) who was aide-de-camp to Benedict

Arnold prior to the latter’s defection to the British. Varick later served as Washington’s private secretary, mayor of New York, and a New York state legislator. Revolutionary War–dated ALS signed “Richd. Varick,” one page, 8.25 x 13, August 3, 1776. Letter to Colonel Robert Livingston. In part: “By General Schuyler’s orders I do myself the honor to inclose you a list of anchors & graplines as also of cannon and grape shott imediately wanted for the publick service which the General requests you’ll order to be made and cast at your forge and furnace with the utmost dispatch...It will be most expedient to have the several different kinds of shott cast at the same time, as it is uncertain which sort will be soonest wanted tho: the whole are much & immediately wanted.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning, heavier along folds, paper loss and chipping to right edge, show-through from docketing on reverse, and a bit of light damp staining along bottom edge. Originally offered by Sotheby’s and accompanied by the original Sotheby’s folder. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Fifty years after fighting as a Confederate bushwhacker, Younger recommends a woman for membership in the United Daughters of the Confederacy 282. Cole Younger. Old West outlaw (1844–1916) and leader of the Younger Gang, who eventually turned from a life of crime to Wild West shows and public speaking. Partly-printed DS, one page both sides, 8.25 x 27, April 5, 1915. Membership application for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Upton Hayes division, for Maude Lee Burgess. In part: “My claim to eligibility in this organization is through Wm. Jones, my grandfather who belonged to the Upton Hayes…Regiment and who rendered the following service. He first served in Capt. Jeff Duncan’s company with Gen. Price. After that he was in Capt. Walsh Well’s company, Hayes regiment. He received a wound in the Battle of White Oak from which he never fully recovered. He was shot through the body.” Signed at the bottom on a line of recommendation by Younger. In good to very good, yet fragile, condition, with scattered creasing, multiple horizontal folds, separation along horizontal storage folds, chipping to left edge, and tape reinforcement. Prior to joining what would become the notorious James-Younger gang of outlaws, Cole Younger fought under the Confederate guerrilla leader William Clarke Quantrill in the bitter partisan conflict that wracked the divided state of Missouri during the Civil War. Struggling to find his place in the new structure of society after the Union’s victory, he turned to a life of crime, leading to his arrest in 1876; but after 25 years of imprisonment, during which time he became a devout Christian, he was released on parole, returning to Lee’s Summit and living as a model citizen until his death in 1916. In this application, Younger confirms Maude Lee Burgess’s Confederate ties—he likely knew her grandfather, a member of Colonel Upton Hayes’s regiment, which was associated with Quantrill. An absolutely remarkable and incredibly rare document, connecting the reformed outlaw’s later years with his earliest days as a Confederate guerrilla. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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283. 19th Century Notables

284. Louis Agassiz

285. Dan Beard

286. James Beard

287. Henry Bergh

288. Charles H. Best

289. Richard Branson MB $100

290. British Prime Ministers

294. Cardiologists

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291. Frederick R. Burnham

292. Andrew Card

293. Cardiologists

295. Dale Carnegie

296. Cesar Chavez

297. John F. Condon

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298. Peter Cooper MB $100


299. Walter Cronkite and Hugh Downs

300. James M. Curley

301. Lee de Forest

302. Peter Debye

303. Declaration of Independence: William Williams

304. John DeLorean

305. Timothy Dexter

306. DNA: Francis Crick

307. DNA: Francis Crick

308. DNA: Francis Crick MB $100

309. DNA: James D. Watson

310. DNA: James D. Watson

312. Oliver Ellsworth

313. Edward Everett

314. Cyrus W. Field

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311. DNA: Maurice Wilkins MB $100

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315. Father E. J. Flanagan

316. Bill Gates

317. Bernard Gimbel

318. William Gladstone

319. George E. Goodfellow

320. Mikhail Gorbachev

321. Learned Hand

322. Sven Hedin

323. Edmund Hillary

324. Duncan Hines

325. Alger Hiss

326. Jimmy Hoffa

327. Albert Hofmann

328. Israeli Leaders

329. Karl Jaspers

330. Helen Keller

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331. Kennedy Assassination: Clint Hill

332. Kennedy Assassination: James Leavelle

333. Ted Kennedy

334. King Edward VIII

335. Henry Kissinger

336. Sebastian Kneipp

337. Max von Laue MB $200

338. Lincoln Assassination: Laura Keene

341. Lester Maddox

342. James Meredith

345. Mother Teresa

346. Mother Teresa

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339. W. G. Long MB $200

343. Moses Montefiore MB $200

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344. Tom Mooney MB $100

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347. Elijah Muhammad

348. Napoleon

349. Notables

350. Obamacare

351. William Osler

352. Rosa Parks and Jesse Jackson

353. Linus Pauling

354. Linus Pauling

356. Prince Rainier of Monaco

357. John Ringling MB $150

358. Arnold Schwarzenegger

360. Senators and Diplomats

361. Supreme Court: Tom C. Clark

362. Supreme Court: Felix Frankfurter

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355. J. C. Penney MB $100

359. Glenn Seaborg MB $100

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363. Supreme Court: Robert H. Jackson

364. Supreme Court: Wiley B. Rutledge

365. Supreme Court: Antonin Scalia

366. Margaret Thatcher

367. Margaret Thatcher

368. Margaret Thatcher

369. Margaret Thatcher

370. Margaret Thatcher

371. Josip Tito MB $100

372. Watergate: Archibald Cox

373. Watergate: Woodward and Bernstein

374. Daniel Webster

375. Daniel Webster

376. Horace Wells

377. Simon Wiesenthal

378. Steve Wozniak

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military The Gettysburg hero awards a pension to a soldier’s widow 379. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Partly-

printed DS, signed “J. L. Chamberlain,” one page, 8.25 x 13.5, July 25, 1868. A state of Maine pension certificate for Margaret Powers, “widow of Thomas Powers, late a Private in Co. B, 30th Reg’t. Infantry Maine Vols. in the war of 1861, for the suppression of the Rebellion, is inscribed on the Pension list Rolls…at a rate of five dollars per month.” Signed at the conclusion by Chamberlain and countersigned by the secretary of state. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, handwritten portions light, but still legible, as well as Chamberlain’s signature a shade or two light. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Custer envelope to his wife, which once carried a letter about the Battle of Washita

381. George A. Custer. Headquarters, Department of the Missouri mailing envelope, 5.5 x 3.25, addressed in Custer’s hand to his wife (and incorporating his signature), “Mrs. General G. A. Custer, Fort Leavenworth, Kans.” Envelope also bears a January 18, 1869, Ottawa, Kansas, postmark, and is docketed in pencil in Mrs. Custer’s hand, “Battle of Washita Jan 8 68 [sic].” Expected creases and torn right edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Excessively rare Custer check from the week he left to fight the Sioux 380. George A. Custer. Ex-

ceedingly scarce Planters National Bank of Louisville check, 7 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Custer, “G. A. Custer,” payable to cash for $10, March 3, 1873. In fine condition, with unobtrusive central cancellation cuts (not affecting signature), and an area of light staining to the lower left where a revenue stamp was once affixed. Later that week, on March 7, 1873, Custer and his 7th Cavalry were ordered to the Dakota Territory to help protect a party of surveyors from the Sioux as they were laying out the route for the proposed Northern Pacific Railroad. This check is just the third one we have encountered in over 30 years. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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382. Abner D o u b l e d a y.

Ink signature, “A. Doubleday, Major General,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2 card. In fine condition, with slight overall rippling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

3 8 3 . Wa d e Hampton. Con-

federate military officer and politician (1818–1902) who replaced J. E. B. Stuart as Lee’s Chief of Cavalry following Stuart’s death on the battlefield. Hampton later served as governor and senator from South Carolina. Bold ink signature on an off-white 3.25 x 2 card. In very good condition, with scattered light toning and rubbing, the top left corner clipped, an adhesive remnant along the right edge, and ink and pencil notations in another hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Fascinating roster of army tradesmen: “This man is uncommonly ingenious”

385. William Gates. Manuscript DS, signed “Wm. Gates, Capt.

Duty,” one page, 21.5 x 12, no date but circa mid-1810s. Roster of soldiers skilled in trade, headed: “Descriptive Role, of the Artificers in Capt. William Gates; Company of Artillery.” Document lists 13 soldiers—carpenters and blacksmiths—and their ages, heights, birthplaces, eye and hair colors, dates of enlistment, and occupations. Most interesting are the personal remarks, which include: “This man is a good workman, good solider and a steady man”; “Not the best of duty men, but the most ingenious”; “A little wild at times…requires a strict hand”; “A little inclined to intoxication, a very serviceable man in carpentry, repares [sic] boots pretty good”; and “This man is uncommonly ingenious.” Partially separated intersecting folds (repaired with archival tape on the reverse), and adhesive remnants to left edge, otherwise very good condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Jackson prepares for an assignment at VMI 384. Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson. Scarce ALS signed “T. J.

Jackson, Bvt. Maj. Infty,” one lightly-lined light blue page, 8 x 9.75, July 31, 1851. Jackson, then on vacation in upstate New York, writes to General R. Jones. In full: “I have in compliance with the wish of the Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute postponed my visit to Europe. As he informed me that the Department has authorised him to say to me, that I could use my leave of absence as I might prefer. I shall be in Washington by the 10th of next month.” In fine, clean condition, with horizontal mailing fold passing through rank beneath signature, some wrinkling along the upper horizontal fold, and a tiny chip to left edge affecting nothing. Jackson was in upstate New York at the time seeking treatment for a chronic stomach ailment by a physician whom he had recently met. The physician, Lowery Barney, changed his diet and placed him on an exercise regimen. Barney also introduced Jackson to hydropathy, which used only cold water as a medical treatment. Incidentally, as referenced in this letter, Jackson did eventually join VMI as a member of its faculty, where he was an unpopular teacher whose methods were said to lack originality. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Important letter on the “evil subjects of the Emigres who are roving through the Palatine villages attempting to taint and debauch my soldiers” 386. Francois Christophe de Kellermann. French military commander, later the Général d’Armée, and a Marshal of France (1735–1820). Compelling LS in French, signed “Kellermann,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 12.25, September 13, 1791. Letter to General Duportail, Minister of War, regarding the activities and plans of the Emigre Army, then allied with the Prussians and Austrians. Kellermann writes of the measures he has taken against insults to the tricolor cockade and “evil subjects of the Emigres who are roving through the Palatine villages attempting to taint and debauch my soldiers.” In part (translated): “By the news received here since the 10th, from Worms, you are to understand that this town is obeying the tenor of my letter of the 22nd, last month, owing to the circumspect manners they have begun to exhibit…Reports go on to say that M. de Conde [leader of the Emigres] has been to Coblentz to see M. le Comte D’Artois, [later Charles X of France] and he returned on the fifth to Worms, with the Prince of Nassau. Gonde arrived at Worms having fully learned of the outcome of the journey of Artois to the courts of Vienna and Berlin. The Emigres say that he has presented a report to the Emperor [of Austria] and the King [of Prussia] concerning the situation of the King [Louis XVl.]…Four Regiments of Prussians have left from Silesia to go to Westphalia and a regt. of Hussars from Berlin for the same destination. Twelve regts. more are also on the road to the Rhine and I am assured that Austrian troops are also on the road to the Rhine. The Emigres are forming companies at Worms and its envisions to the number of 6 of horse and 7 of foot. The Regt. of Berwick is commanded by M. de Fitzgerald, at Meuwiel, four leagues from Coblentz.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds and a mild shade of toning. Exiled noblemen hoped to invade France, overthrow the Revolution and rescue King Louis XVI. In 1792, at the Battle of Valmy, Kellermann decisively defeated the invaders and saved France. He was later created Duke of Valmy by Napoleon in honor of this event. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Fantastic, early handwritten letter to Alexandria’s ‘Lloyd House’ owner 387. Robert E. Lee. ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, lightly-

lined, 8 x 7, March 6, 1835. Letter to John Lloyd of Alexandria. In full: “If you can use advantageously to your business the Interest of the $9600 on the 8th trust I will thank you to do so. And in order to make an even sum I have added $844. As will be done by the above check. My wish is for the whole amount to be returned at the same time as the date I mentioned in the deed. Let me know if this arrangement is perfectly convenient to you. I had intended to have mentioned it to you before but always forgot it. I will bring the deed in with me one of these days and get you to arrange it.” In fine condition, with several intersecting folds (one through a single letter of signature), and writing and signature a bit light but eminently legible. An especially interesting association, as John Lloyd was the husband of one of Lee’s cousins, and he owned what is now known as the ‘Lloyd House’ in Alexandria, Virginia—Lloyd had taken possession of the house in 1833, but the deed of sale was not recorded until the year of this letter, 1835. Coincidentally, Lee attended school at this very property during the 1820s, when operated as a schoolhouse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Reaction to a “poem to the Unknown Soldier,” written by the governor’s wife 388. Douglas MacArthur. TLS, one page, 8 x 10, February 25, 1955.

Letter to Virginia Carlson Knight. In part: “Thank you so much for sending me your poem to the Unknown Soldier. It is splendid—both in thought and structure—and reflects much of your own glowing spirit. Both Jean and I enjoyed so much our visits with you and your distinguished husband and are deeply indebted to you both for such hospitality.” Also includes a typescript of the poem referenced signed by Knight and three mid-1950s ALSs from Jean MacArthur. Slightly irregular overall toning, otherwise fine condition. Letters are accompanied by the original mailing envelopes, and also present are many newspaper clippings about MacArthur. Virginia Carlson Knight was the wife of Goodwin Knight, the governor of California from 1953 to 1959. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

389. Douglas MacArthur. TLS, one

page, 8 x 10.5, February 2, 1956. Letter to wellwishers. In part: “Thank you for your birthday greeting. I appreciate your thoughtfulness more than I can say.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

390. Billy Mitchell. American World War I ace (1879–1936) regarded as the father of the US Air Force, whose zealous ambition and vocal criticism of the War and Navy departments following the war led to a courtmartial and his resignation. TLS signed “Wm. Mitchell,” one page, 6 x 6.75, personal letterhead, December 5, 1930. Brief response to an admirer. In full: “I am glad to send you my autograph as you request.” In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), show-through from mounting remnants to reverse, and a light area of staining to lower left. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

McClellan writes to General Abbott about the Sims torpedo

391. George B. McClellan. ALS signed “Geo. S. McClellan,” two

pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, December 12, 1883. Letter to ex-Union general Henry Abbott. In full, “I had not forgotten my decision to visit Willet’s Point but I have been so much occupied with business that could not be postponed that it has been impossible for me to put off before this time. My first day that I can see any way clear I will telegraph in advance & take my chances. Thursday I know you will find Governor’s Island—If the first day I have is not agreeable to you I will try another.” Intersecting folds, a red pencil notation to top of first page and a couple of holes along hinge, otherwise fine condition. Letter likely has to do with McClellan’s interest in the Sims torpedo, a cigar-shaped device that traveled at the surface of the water, propelled by an electric motor developed by Thomas Edison and controlled by an operator on shore through electrical wire. It was tested at Fort Totten in 1893 and was produced until 1897. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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392. Montgomery of Alamein.

ALS, one page, 5 x 8, Isington Mill letterhead, March 7, 1960. Letter addressed to “My dear Headmaster.” In full: “I have today handed over Alexander Bracher to Mr. Bacon at Sutton House & enclose cheque for £20, the charge for his time with you. If there is any more owing at any time, please let me know.” In fine condition, with small staple holes to top left. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

393. Chester Nimitz. Vintage matte-finish 6.5 x 5 photo of Nimitz

signing the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To J. R. Franko—Best wishes—C. W. Nimitz—Fleet Admiral, USN.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 14 x 12.25. In very good condition, with scattered creases, a couple light brushes to signature and inscription, and a bit of mild silvering to darker areas. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“If we fight Japan—which God grant— we will be beaten to a pulp” 394. George S. Patton. ALS signed “George Patton,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 6.75, West Point letterhead, January 24, 1909. Letter to his mother regarding his class trip to the Watervliet Arsenal, where large caliber cannons were manufactured. In part (spelling and grammar retained): “We had a hell of a trip yesterday up to Water Vliet Arsenal at Albany…We saw a lot and learned above all things how much it costs to kill a man. They have machines so big they are hard to describe, laithes two hundred feet long out turning like a carriage wheel as far as ease of motion is concerned. Yet there was a sad thing in connection with it too. We have not got manned enough field guns by half to fight a battle like Sedan. We have not got organized a single siege battery and yet the straps were hardly working to one fourth their capacity. If we fight Japan—which God grant—we will be beaten to a pulp until this great and glorious bunch of grafting politicians are all hung and the Army gets what it should. We have not got enough men to police N. Y. state much less enter a war…If we don’t have a war and a big one pretty damned soon the army won’t be a fit place for any man to stay. Beat[rice Ayer] is in Va. now but she is coming up here next Sunday—God willing.” In fine to very fine condition, with a mailing fold touching the first letter of his last name. Penned in the year he graduated from West Point, this exceptional letter demonstrates Patton’s early abilities as a military tactician and strategist. Patton would get his “war and a big one” within a few years as World War I broke out, in which he played a major role. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I am taking three guns two rifeles and a shot gun 77 twenty two shells 20; 30-30 shells” 395. George S. Patton. ALS signed “Geo S. Patton, Jr,”

one page both sides, 7.75 x 12, no date. Letter to his mother’s sister, “Aunt Nanie.” In full (spelling and grammar retained): “We start for Catilena in two hours and twenty three minutes. Mama is all right now; we just got your letter. I had some ballast sacks made for my boat, the sacks are thirty in number and weigh when filled with sand from fifty two sixty pounds a piece. We got two watermellons but they were green. Dot and Marmion [Patton’s horse] will be turned out today. Dot’s shews are off I am taking my foot ball clothes over but I don’t believe I’ll play; nor go to Hick Cocks this year. Harrie Mellon may be on your train, I am taking three guns two rifeles and a shot gun 77 twenty two shells 20; 30-30 shells. Lance is going over with us. The mosquitoes are very bad and often bight clean through the soul of my shoes. I got a new dress suit vest and a new shirt, I have just come back from a goodby ride on Marmion before he is tumed out he is fine. The fifth eye-lash from the left-side of my right eye has a pain in the little toe of its left foot but the doctor thinks it is nothing serious. I have tolde you all the news.” Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), a block of toning over last portion of text, scattered creases and wrinkles, and a couple of ink blotches around signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

396. Matthew Perry. ALS signed

“M. C. Perry,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 12.75, June 22, 1824. Letter to his brother Capt. Raymond H. Perry. In part: “I have to congratulate you on the Receipt yesterday of a draft from the accountant on the Navy Agent here, for the sum of $83. 36/100 and the much larger sum of $190. 51/100 Recd from Chs W Goldsborough Esq. as your proportion of Prize money for the Capture of the Schooner Falcon in 1813—The last sum I have recd as agent of Mr Goldsborough, with my proportion (the same as yours) and that of Mr Warner…I shall transmit to you, a full Statement. Send by the return of mail Triplicate receipts, of the following exact forms—New York, June 22d 1824. Received of Chs W Goldsborough Esq through the hands of Matthew C. Perry the sum of one hundred and ninety six dollars 51/100 Being my proportion of Prize money for the Capture of the Schooner Falcon as per sums of $17–875 awarded by the Commissioners, under the Treaty between the United States and Spain…Thus you see my dear brother, that the Ebb tide of your fortune has ceased to sun. The young flood has made your prospects begin to brighten, and it remains with yourself to disperse the gloom…” Perry then loosely quotes Brutus in Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar,’ in part, “‘There is a time, and tide, in the a[ffai]rs of men, when taken at the fl[ood] lead on to fortune.” Reverse of second page is addressed in Perry’s hand to “Raymond H. Perry Esq. / U S Navy / New London / Connecticut.” In good to very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, several areas of paper loss to second page affecting several words of text, tape repairs to folds on reverse of second page, scattered toning, and a few creases. During the War of 1812, in June 1813, the British Schooner Falcon was captured by the USS President in the Atlantic, north of the Azores. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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397. Winfield Scott. Original 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite seated

portrait of Scott in uniform and holding a sabre, signed on the reverse in black ink, “Winfield Scott, 1863.” Published by C. D. Fredericks of New York. In fine condition, with light overall wear to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

398. Philip H. Sheridan. Ink

signature, “Phil. H. Sheridan, Lt. Genl, U.S.A.,” on an off-white 5 x 2.25 lightly-gridded slip affixed to an irregularly torn scrapbook page. In very good condition, with two vertical folds and some light scattered soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

400. William T. Sherman.

Riggs and Co. bank check, 7.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Sherman, “W. T. Sherman,” payable to R. O. Holtzman for $100, November 2, 1881. In fine condition, with cancellation cuts present but repaired on the reverse and barely visible (passing through the first portion of Sherman’s last name). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

401. Admiral Heihachiro Togo. Japa-

nese naval hero (1848– 1934) who led his country’s fleet to victory in the Russo-Japanese War. Scarce ink signature, “Count Togo,” on an offwhite 4 x 3 card. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

399. Duke of Wellington. Third-person ALS, one page, 7 x 9, October 20, 1829. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “The Duke of Wellington presents his compliments to to Mr. McLane. The Duke has had the honor of receiving Mr. McLane’s letter and the package which he was so kind to send to the Duke from Mr. Livingston.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a small tear to the upper left. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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402. William T. Sherman. Ink signature, “W. T. Sherman, General,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


403. Bock’s Car

404. Smedley D. Butler

405. Claire L. Chennault

406. Mark W. Clark

407. James H. Doolittle

408. James H. Doolittle

409. Doolittle’s Raiders

410. Doolittle’s Raiders

411. Enola Gay

412. Enola Gay MB $100

413. Enola Gay: Morris Jeppson

414. Enola Gay: Fred Olivi

416. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets

417. Enola Gay: Dutch Van Kirk

418. Joe Foss

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419. Husband E. Kimmel

420. Douglas MacArthur

421. Douglas MacArthur

422. Anthony C. McAuliffe

423. Medal of Honor Recipients

424. Military Heroes

425. William Parker

426. Eddie Rickenbacker

427. Eddie Rickenbacker

428. Matthew B. Ridgway MB $100

429. Raymond A. Spruance

430. Jonathan M. Wainwright

432. World War II: Japanese Surrender

433. World War II: Japanese Surrender

434. Elmo Zumwalt

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space & aviation Additions to his bio for Who’s Who 435. Buzz Aldrin. Proof sheet for the 1997 edition of Who’s

Who, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, with a printed biography of Aldrin in the middle, and a request for any further revisions. Aldrin adds at the bottom, “golf,” as well as “to be published in July, 1996 is new Sci-Fi Book ‘Encounter with Tiber.’’” Signed at the conclusion by Aldrin. In fine condition, with expected mailing folds. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

438. Apollo 10. Color 8 x 9.75 NASA photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Fifi Booth, our best wishes, Gene Cernan,” “John Young,” and “Tom Stafford.” Cernan’s signature and inscription faded, but still legible, and tape remnants along slightly trimmed lower edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

436. Buzz Aldrin. A flown

piece of the Columbia’s Command Module gold Kapton foil, nicely cloth matted and framed with an ink signature, “Buzz Aldrin,” from a descriptive sheet telling the story of the material’s role on the spacecraft, along with the upper portion of the same sheet to an overall size of 18 x 30.5. In very fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Inventor of the dirigible airship 437. Solomon Andrews. ALS

signed “Andrews,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, January 22, 1863. Letter to Schrack & Co. In part: “Yours of 20th is just rec’d informing me that the price of the oil is $2 per gallon. I wish it had informed me that the oil was shipped also. I did not suppose when I quoted your bill to Mr. Wise that I should get it at the same price, but presumed that a respectable merchant of the City of ‘Brotherly Love’ would deal justly with an Inventor.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds (slight separation at bottom edge), light edge toning, and a chip to the bottom affecting what would have been the beginning of his signature (the last name remains unaffected). RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

439. Apollo 12. Color glossy

8 x 10 ‘red-numbered’ NASA photo of the Apollo 12 crew posing together during training, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Fran—You had a lot to do with keeping us in shape… Thanks a bunch, Alan Bean,” and “Charles Conrad, Jr.,” and “Dick Gordon.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

440.

Apollo 16.

Glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Apollo 16 crew and their families posing with Speaker of the House Carl Albert, signed in black felt tip by Ken Mattingly and John Young, and in blue felt tip by Charlie Duke. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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441. Apollo 17. Color glossy 13.5 x 10.5 photo of Harrison Schmitt posing next to the American flag on the lunar surface, the earth visible behind him, affixed to its 20 x 16 mount, signed on the mount in black felt tip by Gene Cernan, Ron Evans, and Harrison Schmitt. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 442.

Apollo 17.

Color 10 x 8 NASA photo of the Apollo 17 crew posing with the lunar rover, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Phil, Best Wishes, Ron Evans, Jun. 82,” “Jack Schmitt,” and “Gene Cernan.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

445. Neil Armstrong. Choice uninscribed color 8 x 10 NASA photo

of Armstrong in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. A fantastic example with a bold, crisp signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

443. Apollo-Soyuz. Color

6.5 x 9.25 photo of the launch of the American Apollo-Soyuz crew, affixed to its original 11 x 14 mount, signed on the mount in black ink by Deke Slayton, Vance Brand, and Tom Stafford. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

444. Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan.

Original front section of the final city edition of the July 25, 1969, Dayton, Ohio Journal Herald, with the headline announcing “Heroes All Home Safe,” and featuring an abovethe-fold image of the crew in quarantine, signed in black ink by Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan. In fine condition, with uniform light toning and some scattered light edge wear. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 98 | October 16, 2013 | SPACE & AVIATION

446. Neil Armstrong. Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar background, signed and inscribed in blue felt tip “To Jo Nichols—Neil Armstrong.” In very good condition, with several noticeable creases to top portion of background and lower left corner. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Oversized NASA litho of Armstrong and Aldrin planting the flag

447. Neil Armstrong. Very nice color 20.75 x 16.75 print entitled

‘Armstrong & Aldrin Planting Old Glory on the Moon’ AP 1107, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Heather—Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition, with light contrast to signature and inscription and a couple scattered wrinkles. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The first man on the moon uncharacteristically accepts an award from his former NASA administrator 448. Neil Armstrong. TLS signed “Neil,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Cardwell International Ltd. letterhead, March 10, 1980. Letter to Thomas O. Paine, President of Northrup. In full: “Based on your personal interest and recommendation, I accepted the Washington Award of the Western Society of Engineers. Normally, I would decline those kinds of awards that are traded for a speech, but your urging coupled with the historical importance of the organization in aviation industry made me disregard the usual policy. As of the first of the year, I left the university to begin a new business (in conjunction with an existing family business). We supply the family business manufactured oil and gas rigs (mobile) to the oilfield industry. It is my intention to have a lot of fun with the idea. Janet joins me in sending our best to you and Barbara.” In fine condition, with a light office stamp to top right. Paine had been the NASA administrator in 1969-1970, including the period of Armstrong’s Apollo 11 mission. A rare letter of acceptance from Armstrong, as he regularly shunned the public spotlight. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Incredibly rare Armstrong personal check relating to interest on his pension 449. Neil Armstrong. Extremely rare personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Armstrong, “Neil A. Armstrong,” payable to Lorian Trust for $2500.00, June 30, 1987. Pencil notation by Armstrong on the memo line reads, “All Interest.” In very fine condition. In 1973, Armstrong was president of Lorian, Inc., a business in Lebanon, Ohio, where he lived at the time. Virtually unobtainable, this is just the third Armstrong check we have offered in over 30 years. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) | 99


450. Neil Armstrong. Business card for a B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company employee, 3.5 x 2, signed in blue ballpoint, “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.” Card is affixed to a color photo of Buzz Aldrin on the moon, taken by Armstrong (who is visible in Aldrin’s sun visor), and framed to an overall size of 8.75 x 11.25. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning to card, as well as a small spot to right edge. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 451. Neil Armstrong. U. S. News and World Report magazine, 8 x 11, 84 pages, dated July 21, 1969, featuring an image of the Apollo 11 crew on the cover. Signed on the image on the front cover in black felt tip by Armstrong. In fine condition, with mailing label adhesive remnant to lower right of front cover and light handling wear. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

452. Neil Armstrong. Ink signature,

Calle’s captivating rendition of the first man on the moon

454. Neil Armstrong. Limited

edition 19 x 29 lithograph of Armstrong in his flight suit prior to the Apollo 11 mission, numbered 419/1000, signed in pencil by Armstrong at the National Air and Space Museum in 1976. Also signed in pencil by the artist, Paul Calle, beneath his preprinted signature. Some mild edge rippling and some dampstaining to lower left corner and bottom edge, which could be matted out, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“Neil Armstrong,” on an off-white 3 x 5 card with a small caption affixed to bottom edge. In fine condition, with some light toning to two edges. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

453.

Astronauts. Color 14 x 11.5 photo of a shuttle coming in for a landing, affixed to a 19.5 x 16 off-white mount, signed on the mount in black felt tip by 53 astronauts including Gene Cernan, Bob Overmyer, Paul Weitz, Vance Brand, Joe Engle, Owen Garriott, Norm Thagard, Jim Ross, Hoot Gibson, William Thornton, Jim Buchli, Bryan O’Connor, Rhea Seddon, Pinky Nelson, Don Williams, Michael L. Coats, Kathy Thornton, Steve Nagel, Guy Gardner, William Shepard, Carl Meade, Karl G. Heinze, Sonny Carter, Blaine Hammond, Franklin Chang Diaz, Mark Lee, Michael Baker, Mark Brown, Dave Hilmers, Mike Mullane, Woody Spring, Dan Brandenstein, Rick Hauck, and Anna Lee Fisher. Framed to an overall size of 20 x 16. In fine condition.Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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455. Neil Armstrong. Program from the Sam Houston

Area Council Boy Scouts of America 1978 Volunteer Recognition Dinner, held on May 22, 1978, at the Galleria Plaza Hotel, signed inside on his full-page image and biography in blue ballpoint. Armstrong was present as the keynote speaker. Light toning and foxing to covers and mild handling wear, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“It was indeed a thrilling and unforgettable experience for me” 456. Gordon Cooper. TLS

signed “Gordon,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, stamp-dated September 20, 1963. Letter to an admirer forwarding a small gift (not included). In full: “Please accept the enclosed as a token reminder of the M-9 space flight. It was indeed a thrilling and unforgettable experience for me. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to participate in our country’s space program as pilot of ‘Faith 7’ and shall remember always the efforts of everyone who contributed to its success.” In fine condition, with a staple hole to top left and an office stamp along bottom. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“At the request of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh we are sending you herewith his autograph” 459. Charles Lindbergh.

Vintage ink signature, “C. A. Lindbergh,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2.5 card. In very good condition, with a dark fingerprint mark affecting much of his last name. Accompanied by the original transmittal letter from Breckinridge & Shonk, June 3, 1930, in full: “At the request of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh we are sending you herewith his autograph.” Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

457. Amelia Earhart. Vin-

tage sepia glossy 3.25 x 4 photo of Earhart wearing a scarf and overcoat, signed in black ink. Photo is affixed to a 3.5 x 5.5 off-white card. Some scattered light rubbing and surface marks to finish, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

458. Yuri Gagarin. Soviet Air Force major, Gagarin was the first human to fly in space and orbit the earth in April 1961. He was killed in a plane crash in 1968. Vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 4.75 head-andshoulders photo of Gagarin in his space suit, signed in black ink. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

460. Charles Lindbergh. Vintage glossy 7 x 8.25 head-andshoulders photo of Lindbergh in his flight cap and goggles, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Capt. Dennis G. Cooper, Sincerely, Charles A. Lindbergh.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 16.5. Several noticeable creases, a couple passing through portions of signature and inscription, staple holes to each corner, and some light ripples, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Extremely rare uncancelled Lindbergh check 461. Charles Lindbergh.

Rare Bankers Trust Company uncancelled check, 7.25 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Lindbergh, “$1.50 C. A. Lindbergh,” payable to Luttman’s Luggage Shop for $1.50, April 14, 1931. Several unobtrusive flattened vertical folds, a few creases, and overall toning, otherwise fine condition. It is interesting to note that Lindbergh’s payment is to a luggage store, since flight would go on to revolutionize travel in the ensuing years. While checks endorsed by Lindbergh occasionally enter the marketplace, ‘true’ checks signed on the front are few and far between—this is the first we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I don’t know about the girl supply; but there are some pretty good looking ones in French Switzerland” 462. Charles Lindbergh. ALS, in

pencil, signed “Father,” three onionskin pages, 8.25 x 10.75, January 29, 1960. From Switzerland, Lindbergh writes to his son Scott. In part: “Yesterday, I enrolled you in the International School of Geneva, Switzerland. You are definitely accepted, but this must be held in strict confidence until you receive formal notification of acceptance. You are to report to the school on the 10th, 11th, or 12th of September—not earlier than the 10th and not later than the 12th, with the 11th being probably the best date… Mr. Forbes was quite impressed by the record you made at camp last summer, and, I think very much interested in you and the interests you are developing. He thought you might be able to take the school’s advanced course in mathematics next winter if your marks in that subject stay up this year. I have the feeling that you are going to get a lot out of this school and a year in Europe. I don’t think you will have to slave at the studies, but of course there will be considerable work and concentration involved & incidentally, Mr. Forbes said to tell you to bring your skis…I read the list of subjects you want to take and apparently most of them will be available. You are to board at the school, in an ex-private residence that holds about twenty boys—two or three to a room. Each boy arranges and decorates his own corner with posters, animal skins hung on the wall, or anything else that is not too inappropriate…There is talk about a mountain-climbing expedition on Mt. Etna next winter (vacation time) and a choice between this and skiing for boys who don’t go home for Christmas. But this is only a possibility, and may depend on a reasonably good scholastic standing! I don’t know about the girl supply; but there are some pretty good looking ones in French Switzerland.” Lindbergh adds another notation on the first page, “If you like the school, which I think you will, you have your mother to thank for finding it. I’ve just finished the enrollment that she started last summer.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds and a paperclip impression to top edges. A seldom-seen side of Lindbergh as father rather than as aviator. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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NASA newsletter from the month and year of the Mercury 7 selection 463. Mercury 7. Fantastic original vintage 1959 NASA news-

letter detailing progress on the Mercury program, four pages, 8 x 10.5, vertically signed in ballpoint on the front page by all seven original Mercury astronauts, each next to his photo, and all signing with their less common ‘formal’ signatures: “Scott Carpenter,” “Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.,” “John H. Glenn, Jr.,” “Virgil I. Grissom,” “Walter M. Schirra,” “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” and “D. K. Slayton.” The content includes articles and photos on safety tests, water drops, re-entry for ground and water landing, and more. Some mild toning, mostly to bottom of page, and light to moderate contrast to the signatures, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

All seven Mercury astronauts pose with their state-of-the-art capsule

464. Mercury 7. Signed book:

The Astronauts: Pioneers in Space. First edition. NY: Golden Press, 1961. Hardcover, 7.5 x 10.25, 92 pages. Signed inside in ink and ballpoint on the full page image of the astronauts posing with one of their capsules, “Walter M. Schirra, Jr.,” “John H. Glenn, Jr.,” “Donald K. Slayton,” “Virgil I. Grissom,” “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” “M. Scott Carpenter,” and “Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.,” and notated at the top in an unknown hand, “July 27, 1961, Bellerive CC,” and also signed and inscribed on the adjacent page by Donn Eisele. Autographic condition: fine, with a bit of light toning along right edge of page. Book condition: VG-/None. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy candid photo from June of 1962, of a Redstone rocket. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I am hoping for a lunar flight but may have to wait”

465. Jack Lousma. ALS signed “Jack Lousma, Major USMC, NASA Astronaut,” three pages, 8 x 10.25, NASA letterhead, no date. In part: “The space program, because it is so progressive, has stimulated progress in many other areas of our life…Lunar flights have captured the adventuresome spirit of people around the world. For once, Americans have collectively been involved as a nation in a peaceful effort which has won the respect and good wishes of people of many nations…I can only say that with flights being canceled it’s a poor time to be choosy. I am hoping for a lunar flight but may have to wait for an earth-orbited space station flight.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a printed sermon by Edgar Guest, signed in blue felt tip by Lousma. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Unique 1937 portrait of legendary aviation pioneers Wright and Martin 466. Orville Wright and Glenn Martin. Vintage

10.75 x 8.5 photo of Orville Wright posing between Glenn Martin and William H. Coverdale, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Orville Wright,” “Glenn L. Martin,” and “W. H. Coverdale.” A pencil date notation of “1937” has been added in an unknown hand to the lower right. Some light creases to corners and edges, surface impression to lower right of image, and a few light surface dings, otherwise fine condition. On December 17, 1937, on the 34th anniversary of man’s first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, the Associated Press reported from New York that Orville Wright ‘made one of his rare trips away from his Dayton OH home to attend a meeting of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences.’ Coverdale was almost certainly one of the several hundred attendees, at which Glenn L. Martin was also present. This photograph was most likely taken that day. Orville Wright is wearing a circular button on his left lapel which may identify him as the ‘guest of honor.’ Research has been unable to find any record of a sale at major public auction of a photograph signed by both Wright and Glenn L. Martin. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“First Man-Flight, December 17, 1903, Kitty Hawk, N. C.” 467. Orville Wright. Uncommon

and exceptionally desirable vintage 6.25 x 4.5 cardstock photo of the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, signed in fountain pen, “Orville Wright.” Captioned in the lower border, “First Man-Flight, December 17, 1903, Kitty Hawk, N. C.,” and bearing a two-cent US postage stamp honoring the International Civil Aeronautics Conference affixed to the lower right. Removably affixed to an off-white 8 x 10.5 scrapbook page also bearing images of the aviation pinoeer. An unobtrusive tear to the bottom edge (touching the caption but not extending into image), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Outstanding uninscribed portrait of the inventor of flight 468. Orville Wright. Terrific vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 bust portrait of Wright in a suit and tie, neatly signed in fountain pen. Notation to reverse reads, “Received from Dr. George W. Lewis shortly before his death, 1948.” Lewis served as the director of aeronautical research at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. In fine condition. An uncommonly large photo in remarkable condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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470. Buzz Aldrin

471. Buzz Aldrin

472. Apollo 7

473. Alan Bean

474. Alan Bean

475. Scott Carpenter

476. Scott Carpenter

477. Scott Carpenter

478. Gene Cernan

479. Gene Cernan

480. Gene Cernan

481. Gene Cernan

482. Gordon Cooper

483. Gordon Cooper

484. Cosmonauts

485. Cosmonauts

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486. Walt Cunningham

487. Walt Cunningham

488. Donald W. Douglas

489. Charlie Duke

490. Charlie Duke

491. Charlie Duke

492. Ron Evans

493. John Glenn

494. John Glenn

495. John Glenn

496. Richard Gordon

497. Fred Haise and Gene Kranz

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498. Fred Haise MB $100

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499. Fred Haise MB $100

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500. Fred Haise MB $100

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501. Jim Irwin MB $100

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502. Jim Irwin

503. Jim Irwin

504. Chris Kraft

505. James Lovell

506. James Lovell

507. James Lovell MB $100

508. Robert McCall and Ben Bova

509. Robert McCall

510. Bruce McCandless

511. Mercury Astronauts

512. Edgar Mitchell

513. Edgar Mitchell

514. NASA Mission Control

515. Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham

516. Wally Schirra

517. Wally Schirra

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518. Wally Schirra

519. Harrison Schmitt

520. Rusty Schweickart

521. Alan Shepard

522. Alan Shepard

523. Alan Shepard

524. Alan Shepard

525. Skylab 1

526. Deke Slayton

527. SMEAT

528. Space Shuttle Astronauts

529. Space Shuttle Discovery

532. John Young and Charlie Duke

533. John Young

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530. Voyager MB $200

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531. Voyager MB $200

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art & literature 534. Charles Addams. Original

vintage signed and inscribed full-length felt tip sketch of Wednesday Addams on an off-white 4.25 x 11 sheet, signed and inscribed, “For Father Riley, Chas Addams.” In fine condition, with some dampstaining along bottom edge, some over portion of last name, and a thin horizontal line of ink dots through upper portion of sketch. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

536. Pierre Bonnard. French painter and lithographer (1867–1947). He trained at the Académie Julien, then joined the group called Les Nabis, which included Denis and Vuillard, with whom he formed the Intimist group. ALS in French, signed “Bonnard,” one page, 4.75 x 6.5, no date. Untranslated letter to a friend. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The symbolist pioneer requests a copy of the Collection of Masterpieces of French Poetry for a fellow novelist 535. Charles Baudelaire. Influential nineteenth-century French writer (1821–1867) best known for his highly imaginative and experimental verse, including the seminal 1857 collection Les Fleurs du Mal. ALS in French, signed “Ch. Baudelaire,” one page, 5 x 8, no date. Letter to Eugene Crepet, author of a biographical study of Baudelaire, and editor of a poetry anthology which included Baudelaire, to which he refers in this letter. In part (translated): “I don’t think I’m commiting an indiscretion in letting you know (I should have done so long ago) that our friend Champfleury [novelist Jules Champfleury] has a great desire to receive the ‘Collection of Masterpieces of French Poetry.’ He asked me by what right he could ask for it. In fact, that’s too much modesty on his part. Before asking you I said you would be Willing…Champfleury lives at the end of a housing block, Rue Neuve Pigalle. I’ve forgotten the number. You’ll find the exact address at Malapris’ bookshop.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in Baudelaire’s hand, initialed “C. B.” A triangular area of paper loss to right edge from removal of seal, some mild toning, and some scattered light pinholes of ink erosion, otherwise fine condition. Any handwritten material from the writer is extremely scarce and highly sought after, particularly with such interesting literary content and association, as Champfleury began writing after meeting Baudelaire in 1844. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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A letter from the nephew of famed photographer Fredricks, docketed by Brady

537. Mathew Brady. Docketing notation in Brady’s hand, “E. L. Cook,

Dec. 6/64,” on the last page of a four-page ALS to Brady from Cook, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, December 6 [1864]. Letter to Brady reads, in part: “Yours just recd draft for $200 came all right. The note was made on the 30th of Augst so there is 3 mos. due on it. I will send myself tonight the cigars to Blauvelt. I have raised the devil with Betts who says it is all the fault of ‘his man.’ I saw your wife in a stage the other day She was well and looking as handsome as ever—says she goes on to see you tomorrow. I was much provoked at Betts way of doing things. Liquors were offered me by a dozen different parties, but as he was an old chum thought he would do better. I concur in all your remarks respecting papers &c they were drawn up by a friend of mine who is a lawyer and brot in at the last minute so that I just skimmed over them but as he said it ‘was all right’…You are right I do owe 3 parties in W. [Washington] but Van Hooks is the largest and only $200. If I can only get what is owing me I could laugh at such things and slap ‘a full pocket…As far as managing ‘the Gym’ or even ‘advising’ you is concerned, all I can say is I should not know how to do either or even desire to. All the advice I have to give is go ahead and make money as fast as possible. Is this sound? The advice part was originated in the fertile brain of the lawyer it was no idea of mine I assure you.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, a few light stains, and moderate contrast to docketing, which is written over a portion of the text. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Original color Babar illustrations 538. Laurent de Brunhoff. Author and illustrator (b. 1925) best known for continuing the Babar the Elephant series of children’s books, created by his father. Four original ink and watercolor Babar illustrations on two 8.25 x 12 off-white sheets. The four individual scenes are Babar packing his crown in a suitcase; Babar walking through the airport with an American Airlines plane in the background; Babar window shopping at an antique store; and Babar sitting in the front row of a jazz club. Each page is signed in pencil by Brunhoff, labelling the first page, “Going to New York,” and the second page, “New York.” These illustrations may have been for the 1965 book Babar Comes to America. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

539. Charles Bukowski. Christmas card sent to Red Stodolsky, featuring an old-fashioned Santa Claus image on the front, 7.75 x 5.5 closed, signed inside by Bukowski’s longtime girlfriend, “Happy 1991! Love, Linda,” and by Bukowski, “Hank,” adding a self-portrait sketch below his signature. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, filled out in Linda King’s hand. An uncommon and desirable piece. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 111


540. Karel Capek. One

of the most influential Czech writers of the 20th century who introduced and made popular the word ‘robot,’ which first appeared in his 1921 play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots). Signed handwritten and notated partial manuscript, three pages, 6.5 x 8.5, in Czech, no date, signed at the top of the first page. Manuscript is entitled “Last of a Dying Thing,” an unfinished and unpublished narrative, and details a conversation between Anton and Hans on a tram ride to the Prague cemetery for the funeral of Anton’s brother. The two young men talk about his legacy, the cost for grave wreaths, and other things. All three pages are affixed by their left edges to an 8.5 x 12 off-white sheet. In very good condition, with small areas of tape to left edges, horizontal fold to each page, and some scattered light toning, creasing and soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

542. Jules Cheret.

ALS in French, one page, 4.5 x 7, blackbordered letterhead, July 6, 1890. Brief letter to a gentleman. In full (translated): “Here is the sketch I promised you along with a cordial handshake from your entirely devoted Jules Cheret.” In fine condition, with a strip of toning to upper portion of letter. Accompanied by a brief letter from pantomime artist Felcia Mallet, which reads, (translated): “I will recite my ‘Danseuse de Corde’ [Tightrope Dancer].” In 1891 Cheret executed a famous poster of Mallet as the ‘La Danseuse de Corde.’ A contemporary print-out of that poster is also included. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The influential female impressionist applies to import a painting “representing a Musical Repetition” 541. Mary Cassatt. Influential Americanborn painter (1844–1926) who became one of the leading lights of the Impressionist movement and one of the first female artists to attain a reputation on par with those of her male contemporaries. Partly-printed DS, signed three times, “Mary S. Cassatt,” and also signed once by her father, one page both sides, 8 x 10, February 28, 1876. Customs declaration allowing the export of a painting from Philadelphia valued at $400, filled out by Cassatt, who adds a two-line description of the painting on the reverse which reads, “a picture 100…by 70 centimeters…representing a Musical Repetition. Mary A. Cassatt.” Document is also signed by the US Vice Consul General. A manuscript customs form is affixed to the document and both are housed in the original purple docketed folder. Intersecting folds, missing top left corner, and expected document wear, otherwise fine condition. Document is housed in a blue morocco-backed custom cloth case. The painting is most likely ‘Musical Party,’ painted in 1874 and now at the Musée Carnavalet in Paris. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The popular crime novelist on her writing process 543. Agatha Christie. TLS, one page both sides,

5.5 x 7, Winterbrook House letterhead, March 16, 1972. Letter to an admirer. In part: “Books take varying times to write because it depends how much time you have to give. I should say normally between 3–6 months, with possibly another month later for revision…I find a very good time to write is in the evening when you can easily put in 3 or 4 hours as there are not likely to be interruptions. I am planning another book at the moment, but there is no title in my mind for it as yet.” Some scattered soiling slightly affecting the signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, which is affixed to a slightly larger sheet. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“If alive I will be there” 544. Agatha Christie. Color

4 x 7 cardstock photo of Christie printed to commemorate her 80th birthday, signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

545. Agatha Christie. TLS, one page, 7.25 x 4.5, December 19,

1962. Letter to an admirer. In full: “Thank you very much for your nice letter which I appreciate very much. I am so glad you enjoy my stories. I am very sorry but I never send photographs of myself. I hope this letter will do instead.” Affixed to a heavier cardboard backing of the same size. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creases, including a horizontal crease through the signature, a trimmed bottom edge, and an embossed Dymo label affixed to the top. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

546. Samuel L. Clemens. ALS signed “S. L. Clemens,” one page,

4.25 x 6.75, The Players, Gramercy Park letterhead, December 29, no year. Humorous letter to “Mrs. Hutton.” In full: “Thank you ever so much. If alive I will be there. If otherwise—but that is further along.” Affixed to a slightly larger sheet. In very good to fine condition, with a light block of overall toning and moderate scattered ink transfer to the upper portion. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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Clemens teases Hartford’s mayor over his billiards play 547. Samuel L. Clemens. ALS signed “S. L. Clemens,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.5, July 11. Letter to friend and Hartford mayor, Henry ‘Brer’ Robinson. In full: “I hope you’ll make the Engineering Co. take care of that note of mine July 26th. I received the slip you sent me. It was good. I wish I could be there to assist at the 500-point game. But as you were four-fifths out at last accounts, I suppose the conflict is over before this. Mrs. Clemens is still a skeleton, but is freighting up at the rate of an ounce a day, & the prospect for ultimate recovery is quite bright. The rest all well, & join in kindest regards to you & Mrs. Robinson.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (vertical fold passing through the signature), a couple slight brushes to text, and a bit of scattered light soiling. Despite his playful jab here at his friend’s playing ability, Robinson’s 1900 death is said to have deeply affected the author, who lamented the end of the 16-year-long billiard party in which the two men partook. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

548. Salvador Dali. Signed book: Dali. First edition. NY: Ballantine Books, 1974. Softcover, 8.75 x 11.75. Signed in black felt tip on the two-page title page, “Dali 1974,” incorporating a sketch of a rose across the two pages. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/ None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Alice in Wonderland’s creator follows an actress to the theatre 549. Charles L. Dodgson. Beloved British author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll (1832–1898). ANS signed “C. L. Dodgson,” one page, 6 x 4, no date, with “Monday,” written by Dodgson in the lower left corner. Brief note to W. Warner. In full: “What theatre is Lizzie Coote acting at?” On the reverse, Dodgson has addressed the note “W. Warner, Esq.” Several diagonal and vertical folds from folding for transmittal, scattered toning, and a brush to “Monday,” otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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A remarkable letter of praise to a Dutch artist for his “quiet and gentle” illustrations “of some of the chief characters in David Copperfield” 550. Charles Dickens. ALS, two pages, 4.5 x 7, Tavistock House, London, April 19, 1853. Letter to J. C. d’Arnaud Gerkens. In full: “Your counsel general has had the kindness to forward to me, your most interesting and gratifying letter, and its accompanying representation, by your pencil, of some of the chief characters in David Copperfield. I can honestly express to you my great admiration of the delicacy and tenderness with which you have illustrated my book. I have examined your drawings with great pleasure and shall preserve proofs of your sympathy with the creatures of my imagination with great pride. Their conception is so quiet and gentle, and their execution so free, that they united two great qualities which I very rarely find in similar designs. Accept my heartfelt thanks, and the assurance of my high estimation and regards.” In fine condition, with subtle scattered foxing. Published in The Dickensian, edited by Bertram Waldrom Matz. Provenance: Christie’s, November, 2011. Three years after the publication of David Copperfield in novel form, Dickens received a set of illustrations from a young Dutch artist and teacher in The Hague named Johannes Christiaan d’Arnaud Gerkens. Created not for commercial use, but out of his sheer love of the book, Gerkens’s illustrations were distributed among his friends and colleagues, one of whom sent them to the author. Considering the large number of images that Dickens had seen depicting his work, it is quite remarkable that these touched him so deeply, striking a chord with their “delicacy and tenderness,” and “their execution so free.” A charming letter of appreciation for what must have been an outstanding set of unsolicited illustrations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

552. Alexandre Dumas, pere.

551. Alexandre Dumas, pere. Rare original 2.5 x 4 carte-de-

visite photo by Pierre Petit of Paris, neatly signed at the bottom of the image in black ink. In fine condition, with a light diagonal crease extending down from top left passing through portion of image. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ALS in French, signed “A. Dumas,” one page, 5 x 8.5, no date. Letter to Victor Hugo. In full (translated): “I don’t know where to find your Study on Shakespeare. Do me the pleasure of giving it to me and of authorizing me to draw from it. I embrace you very tenderly as your student, your son—I mean your brother.” Central horizontal and vertical folds, with vertical fold passing through first letter of signature, a bit of slight edge toning, and some light staining along right edge, lightly touching end of signature, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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At the peak of interest in aviation, Eiffel advocates for an airport at his famous Tower, “to be without danger for aviators and aviation experiments and more generally for heavier than air devices” 553. Gustave Eiffel. LS in French, signed “G. Eiffel,” two pages, lightlylined on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10.25, January 21, 1904, to the President of the Scientific Commission of the Aero-Club. In part (translated): “I have submitted a preliminary proposal for an airport at the Eiffel Tower to the Scientific Aerostation Commission of the Aéro Club…an airport intended to be without danger for aviators and aviation experiments and more generally for heavier than air devices. This preliminary draft, summarily described in the December 1903 issue of ‘The Aérophile’ was favorably received by the Commission and I was invited to present a definite project…I am entirely prepared, with the authorization of my colleagues in the Eiffel Tower Society, to place the Tower at the service of this construction and furthermore, in my own personal capacity, to assume all the costs estimated at the sum of 16.665 francs according to the estimate herewith included. But before the implementation of the project, I ask that it be submitted to the Committee of the Aéro-Club…this Commission alone will decide on the type of aircraft that can be used in the experiments and will determine the manner in which the experiments are to be made…Furthermore I Wish the Committee of the Aero-Club…to make a special inquiry concerning the chances for success of the aircraft that will be used in these experiments…Before starting construction and committing such large sums of money it is important that one should be completely assured that the project will immediately provide significant services…” In fine condition. After his retirement from the Compagnie des Etablissements Eiffel, Gustave Eiffel focused his attention on his lifelong passion of aerodynamics, investigating the effect of wind forces and air resistance on both stable and moving structures, using his Tower as the site of numerous experiments. As the hype surrounding advances in aviation dominated the headlines—with the Wright Brothers making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight in December of 1903—Eiffel attempted to draw even greater attention to the Tower, proposing its use in the design of a new airport. Using a cable that would run from a pylon in the ground to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, an airplane could be lifted to the first floor, enabling it to build enough speed to take off when it was lowered. Despite some interest from the Club, the proposal proved to come too soon (similar experiments would be done two years later by Ferdinand Ferber), and never took shape. A lengthy and fascinating letter attempting to turn the famous Tower into an aviation landmark at the height of public interest in the field. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

554. T. S. Eliot. Fountain pen signature, “T. S. Eliot,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2.75 card, dated November 20, 1951. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

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“For what avail the plough or sail, or land, or life, if freedom fail?” 555. Ralph Waldo Emerson. AQS on

an off-white 5.25 x 3 sheet, signed “R. W. Emerson,” dated February 10, 1864. Emerson pens a line from his poem ‘Boston.’ In full: “For what avail the plough or sail, / Or land, or life, if freedom fail?” Matted and framed with a period engraving of the author to an overall size of 9.25 x 15.75. Reverse of frame bears an affixed label from Goodspeed’s of Boston. In fine condition, with light edge toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

557. Ian Fleming. Ballpoint

signature, “Ian Fleming,” on an offwhite 5 x 3.5 sheet. In fine condition with a light crease along the right side and paperclip impression to the upper left corner. Accompanied by a 1964 letter from the author’s secretary that reads in part: “Mr. Ian Fleming (one m!) has asked me to thank you for your charming letter of April 2nd, and to say that he is so glad his books give you pleasure.” Also accompanied by an unsigned photo. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

558. Robert Frost. Signed

book: A Masque of Reason. Limited edition of 800 copies (this being No. 656). NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. Hardcover, 7.25 x 10.25, 30 pages. Signed on the colophon in black ink. Autographic condition: fine, with some mild toning to edges of signed page. Book condition: VG+/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Sorry it’s been such a mess”—the Gatsby author scrounges up another month’s rent 556. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Rare TLS signed “Scott Fitzgerald,” one page, 8.5 x 11, November 16, 1939. Brief letter to Isabel Horton, sister of actor Edward Everett Horton. In full: “Here’s the rest of the rent due from October 19th to November 19th. Sorry it’s been such a mess.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one between first and last name of signature, scattered creases, and some mild edge toning. Fitzgerald rented a cottage from the Hortons in Encino, California, while trying to make money screenwriting—his contract with MGM expired at the beginning of 1939 and he relied on infrequent freelance work in order to make ends meet. However, his personal problems at times got in the way of these projects—he was hired in February 1939 to work on a film called Winter Carnival, but was fired shortly thereafter for drunkenness, which earned him a reputation throughout the industry as unreliable and a bad influence on the other writers. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Responding to an art collector’s failed pursuit, Flagg offers a sketch and a reason: “Any editors that auctioned off my originals—which are always my property—would get a good sock in the jaw!” 559. James Montgomery Flagg. ALS, one page both sides,

7 x 10.25, December 14, 1927. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “The original of the cover you write me about is a life-size oil portrait of my wife and I think I’d like to keep it. Any editors that auctioned off my originals—which are always my property—would get a good sock in the jaw!…Most magazines can’t use good covers from an artistic viewpoint—they are a commercial thing in essence—a formula mostly—but sometimes an editor goes berserk & buys a cover just because he likes it—and he stands a chance of getting sacked in so doing. I told my wife about your wanting to buy the original…and she wondered what you would do with it up in the woods—she knowing how big the original was.” Below, Flagg adds a humorous sketch of a hiker in the woods carrying an enormous painting on his back. In fine condition. The painting mentioned must have been of Dorothy Virginia Wadman, one of his models whom he had married in 1924—later, Flagg would call this marriage the worst mistake of his life. A fantastic letter with content of the utmost desirability, as Flagg draws an original sketch and discusses his artistic career and the magazine industry. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

560. Jean Genet. Prominent

and controversial French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist (1910–1986). ANS in French, one page, 4.25 x 6.5, no date. Note written at the bottom of a letter to Genet from an unidentified woman who had offered to pay him for his autograph or to make a donation on his behalf to his favorite charity. Genet writes, in full (translated): “Will you go to Helsinki Prison and give as much money as possible to the best thief of the year 1982. Thank you.” Typed letter is trimmed and affixed to a 6.25 x 9 off-white sheet. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

562. Childe Hassam. Painter (1859–1935) who helped introduce Impressionism to Americans, best known for his urban and coastal scenes. ALS, one page, 4.75 x 6.5, personal letterhead, March 14, 1910. Letter to Mrs. Young. In full: “You can understand that I have to keep a record of my things that are out. The price of the ‘Laurel’ is 3,000 and when I get it back here it will be 3,500. You can take the things on this St. Louis exposition, etc., but after that I must have the ‘Laurel’ back here. It is an important canvas and it has been lost in the West long enough.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and partial separation along spine with blank integral second page. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce signature of the German literary giant 561. 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. Ink signature, “Goethe,” on an off-white 2.5 x 1.5 slip, dated 1828 in an unknown hand. Slip is affixed to an 8.25 x 6 album page, with a period collector’s notation along bottom edge. In fine condition, with a light vertical fold through portion of first letter of signature and a spot of toning beneath the signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 118 | October 16, 2013 | ART & LITERATURE


On his ‘Mystery Story’ workshop: “The fall course starts early in September” 563. Dashiell Hammett. Scarce ANS signed “D. H.,” one page, 5.5 x 3.25, June 2,

1946. Note to a prospective student. In full: “The fall course starts early in September.” Light scattered toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by two pages describing the workshop from the course catalog of the Jefferson School of Social Science in New York, where Hammett taught mystery writing from 1946 to 1956. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Hemingway’s notes, mentioning five of his most famous Nick Adams stories

“Hemingstein” sends Christmas wishes to an old war buddy

564. Ernest Hemingway.

Desirable unsigned autograph notes, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, no date. Hemingway’s handwritten notes mentioning three of his short stories. In full: “10501 20th Century Fox Robert Goldstein Ten figures to use Now I Lay Me In Another Country Money spread over 3 years percentage Dr. and Drs. wife Indian Camp A way you’ll never be Seven years lease 300 over 3 years will cable to will cable Suecea Wed. 20th Century check to - Hotch [writer A. E. Hotchner] will cable check Oct. 11th ducks opens Oct. 25th pheasants.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and light soiling to borders. ‘Indian Camp,’ ‘The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife,’ ‘A Way You’ll Never Be,’ ‘Now I Lay Me,’ and ‘In Another Country’ were all published between 1924 and 1933 and feature Hemingway’s recurring semi-autobiographical character, Nick Adams. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

565. Ernest Hemingway. Christmas card sent to his friend Colonel James S. Luckett, featuring a a delightful castle built of presents on the front and a printed Christmas greeting inside, 5.5 x 7.75 closed, signed inside by Hemingway, “Hemingstein.” He also adds an ANS, in full: “Hope you’re fine & our very best to your wife. Remember this time of year a long time ago?” A few small areas of soiling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a photocopy of a letter sent from Hemingway to Luckett while at the Mayo Clinic in 1961. Hemingway and Luckett met in Europe during WWII, and maintained a lifelong friendship. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Beautiful illustrated manuscript of Hesse’s ‘Hauser am Abend’

566. Hermann Hesse. Rare manuscript of the poem ‘Hauser am Abend,’ 6.5 x 8.75 folded, written out and illustrated by Hesse and signed “H. Hesse.” On the front page, Hesse has titled the poem and drawn a related seaside landscape with ink and watercolor, and inside he has written out the complete poem. In fine condition, with a few mild creases and some slight scattered soiling to the front page. A gorgeous item from the hand of Hesse himself. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Scarce philosophical quote written from the Tubingen Tower

567. Friedrich Holderlin. German Romantic poet

(1770–1843) and an important thinker of German Idealism. Autograph quote in German, on an off-white 5.25 x 3 sheet. Quote reads (translated): “Men are interested to answer to Goodness in making an assertion. I have the honour to recommend myself to you, my dear Sir.” Bottom edge bears a contemporary notation, “22 Jan. 39. Tubingen.” A central vertical fold, and a spot to top right over a couple letters of a single word, otherwise fine condition. Any handwritten material from Holderlin is extremely rare, especially such written in the final years of his life. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

568. Winslow Homer. Desir-

able ink signature, “Winslow H o m e r, O c t . 16th 1873,” on a n o ff - w h i t e 6.25 x 4 album page. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

570. Julia Ward Howe. ALS, three pages on two adjoining black-bordered sheets, 4.5 x 6.75, no date. Letter to Elizabeth M. Howe of Cambridge. In part: “To the kind invitation… Please present my thanks…and assure them that I should have attended…had it been possible for me to do so.” Moderate blocks of toning to first page, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, filled out in Howe’s hand. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Rare inscribed copy of the catalogue of Hopper’s first important retrospective 569. Edward Hopper. Acclaimed American artist (1882–1967) whose most famous work, Nighthawks, depicting patrons in a light-bathed diner at night, takes a place among the most familiar images in American art. Catalog from a traveling exhibition of Hopper’s works which originated at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1950, softcover, 8.75 x 7, 60 pages, signed and inscribed in ballpoint on a front blank page, “To Mr. and Mrs. Parker, Edward Hopper.” Autographic condition: Light soiling and toning to covers, and a few small spots of skinning to back cover, otherwise fine. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 120 | October 16, 2013 | ART & LITERATURE


Howe makes plans with fellow Wintergreen Club suffragettes 571. Julia Ward Howe. Collection of eight ALSs, dating from 1897–1909, written to different women regarding activities and meetings of Boston’s Wintergreen Club. One is dated April 20, 1897, and reads, “I certainly hope to meet with the Wintergreens on Friday April 22nd”; another, dated December 17, 1902, concerns a meeting of the Wintergreens and adds, “Mrs. Dyer wrote me a note yesterday to say that her Wintergreens are to go out to Melrose to surprise Mrs. Livermore.” The referenced Mrs. Livermore is Mary A. Livermore, a prominent advocate of women’s rights. Remainder of the letters contain content about Howe and her inabilities to attend various functions and meetings. Accompanied by an original cabinet photo of Fannie Pratt, signed on the reverse, and a guest list, written in another hand, of attendees of an upcoming meeting, listing Howe, Livermore, and other notable ladies. In fine overall condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Uncommon portrait of the Harlem Renaissance poet 572. Langston Hughes. Ameri-

can writer (1902–1967) best known for such works as Weary Blues and The Ways of White Folks. Vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 Carl Van Vechten photo of Hughes in profile, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Virgilio Planas, Sincerely, Langston Hughes.” Photo is affixed to a slightly larger mount. Light to moderate contrast to portions of signature and inscription, and a couple of light corner creases, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

573. Joyce Kilmer.

American writer (1886– 1918), best known for the much-anthologized poem ‘Trees,’ who was killed at the Second Battle of Marne at the age of 31. ALS, one page, 5 x 7.75, Horrex’s Hotel letterhead, no date. Letter accepting an invitation to lunch. In full: “It is very kind of you to ask me to take luncheon with you tomorrow. It will give me great pleasure to know you.” In fine condition, with a bit of trivial foxing and a uniform shade of light toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

574. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. ALS signed “Henry W. Longfellow,” one page, 4.5 x 6.5, February 23, 1880. Brief letter to Oscar C. Colton. In full: “I hasten to send you and your classmates my sincere thanks and cordial good wishes.” Detached second integral page bears a contemporary ink notation in an unknown hand which reads, “Received by / Oscar C. Colton, Pres. / Longfellow Literary Society / East Bldg, Public Schools, / Bellefontaine Ohio.” In very good condition, with uniform toning from previous display, heavier at edges, not affecting legibility. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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575. Emile Littre. French lexicographer and philosopher

(1801–1881). Collection of four ALSs, all in French, each signed “E. Littre,” all multi-page, ranging in date from 1855–1857. All are to Latinist and fellow lexicographer Louis-Marie Quicherat. Several letters have quotations in Greek and Latin and discuss numerous points in Latin grammar and philology. Letters read, in part: July 20, 1855: “I’ve searched in the books on medicine in Latin I have on hand here and I haven’t found a rendition of ‘white flowers.’ You know how poor Latin is in medical terms and it’s very possible that the term is missing because it was always possible to use a Greek term…Hippocrates gives gous leukos…you could use latin fluor albus.” February 8, 1857: “When some example comes up…that you think worthy of attention…send it to me…I am very satisfied that I have your approbation for the ensemble of my work on Albert de Brogue as well as on…Tacitus. You are now the Prince of Latinists and your authority is of great weight.” August 7, 1857: “I’ve gone through all my papers from nourrice (nurse) to sec (dry); and neither under the one nor the other have I found the locution you told me about…you would give me great pleasure if you sent me that example of nourrice seche (dry nurse) which you have from the 13th century.” November 1, 1857: “Dr. Trotula is a woman who belongs to the School of Galen. She wrote a treatise on women’s diseases…and lived in the 11th or 12 century…I will begin the printing in January or February… you, I learn, are approaching the end of your long and difficult task.” In overall fine condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling and intersecting folds. Trotula is regarded as the world’s first gynecologist. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce large format portrait of the Nobel laureate

576. Thomas Mann. Highly influential, Nobel Prize–winning German novelist and social critic (1875–1955). Vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.25 photo, signed in ink. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 15.5 x 17.75. In very good condition, with slightly irregular adhesion to signature (still fully legible), scattered soiling, and rippling and small creases to edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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577. W. Somerset Maugham.

ALS signed “W. S. Maugham,” one page, 5.25 x 8, personal letterhead, December 20. Letter of thanks for a Christmas gift. In full: “You are very kind to me. I am charmed with the silver cup & the silver bowl you have sent me as a Christmas present. I have already started making use of the cup & thank you very much.” In fine condition, with portions of text a shade lighter due to decreased ink flow, and a paperclip impression to top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“No, I have never used any drug or alcohol when writing. But what is one man’s meat is another man’s poison” 578. Henry Miller. ALS, one page, 8.5 x 5.5, personal letterhead, January 20, 1977. Letter to an admirer. In part: “I am just recovering from a fall, so I must be brief. No, I have never used any drug or alcohol when writing. But what is one man’s meat is another man’s poison.” Also includes an 8.5 x 11 advertisement for a biography of Miller entitled Orpheus in Brooklyn, with an ANS at the top, signed “H. M.,” in full: “This is the best book about my work I have ever seen.” In fine condition, with two vertical mailing folds (one fold passing through a single letter of the signature). Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, filled out in Miller’s hand. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

579. Joan Miro. Un-

common, untranslated ALS in Spanish, signed “Miro,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, January 31, 1962. In fine condition, with a few small edge tears. Accompanied by an unrelated original mailing envelope addressed in Miro’s hand. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

580. Joan Miro. Exquisite abstract print, 4.25 x 5.5, possibly an artist’s proof, of an etching from L’Antitête, signed in the lower border in pencil, “épreuve d’essai, Miro, 1947.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

581. Frederic Mistral. ALS in

French, signed “F. Mistral,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, December 13, 1894. Letter to an unidentified woman. In part (translated): “My life and my works are so connected to the Felibrigian Movement that it would be very difficult for me to do the article you ask me for without my speaking a little about myself, and nothing is more ungrateful than dramatizing oneself. Furthermore I write only in Provencal, and if you have some things written by me in this or that review, they can only be more or less faithful translations.” Some scattered light staining, not affecting legibility, and a partially separated hinge, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

582. Jacobus Oud.

Dutch architect (1890– 1963). ALS s i g n e d “Oud,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.25, May 11, 1925. Letter to Alfonso Ianelli. In part: “Thank you so much for the interesting book of Sullivan you sent me...he was a master of ornament and in the same time strong and severe in his conceptions. I also was glad to see some of your works in a revue I think M. Byrne sent me: so fine the connection between the modern workers of U.S.A. and Holland staying upright…I sent you a volume of ‘Wasmuth’ with some of my works. I have later work in preparation now.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, overall light dampstaining, and some mild spotting. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The father of Impressionism rings in 1925 with the heavy burden of completing his Nympheas: “I had to ask the Beaux Arts to give me more time” 583. Claude Monet. ALS in French, signed “Yours in friendship, Claude Monet,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, March 3, 1925. Letter to writer Jean Ajalbert. In part (translated): “I ask your pardon for having delayed in answering and thanking you for your book; but I started off the New Year badly, harassed as I was to finish my decoration and deliver it at the time required. I couldn’t think of anything else. And behold the fatal date arrived. And because I was all worn out and in need of rest I had to ask the Beaux Arts to give me more time. I see no possibility of lending you what you ask for. Inquire from Bernheim or Durand.” Monet goes on to add a full-page postscript, signed “C. M.,” which reads, “Everything I’ve just told you will stay between us, isn’t that so. And then I…wanted to ask you if you remember that certain little wine [Rosé] des Riceys we drank at Sacha’s [likely Sacha Guitry who filmed Monet at Giverny] house and I think I remember that it wasn’t bad at all…it would be very nice of you to give me the address.” In fine condition, with several small spots over a few words of text, a brush to last name of signature, as well as a couple brushes to a few letters of text. In the spring of 1922, Monet agreed to donate his Nymphéas (Water Lilies) series to the French government to be housed in redesigned, oval rooms at the Musee de l’Orangerie. After working with the Louvre’s head architect on the plans for the new space—natural light, plain, curved walls, and sparse interior decoration—the artist’s cataracts made it impossible for him to meet the project’s deadline of 1924. Recovering from a surgery that completely changed his vision (removing the reddish tint that had prevailed in his sight, and his paintings, for the last several years), he was forced to push back the delivery of the series. It would not make its way to the museum until after his death in 1926, finally opening to the public in May of 1927. Regretfully declining friend and art critic Jean Ajalbert’s request for a few pieces of work, Monet directs him to “Bernheim or Durand,” of Bernheim-Jeune and Durand-Ruel galleries, the two major handlers of his work, to fulfill his needs. A magnificent letter from Monet’s final year, working through one of his finest and most famous series. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“With three points of view I can do a hundred paintings. In sum, I’m really giving it the gun and it’s going pretty well” 584. Camille Pissarro. Highly regarded French painter (1830–1903),

and one of the leading figures of the impressionist movement, best known for his distinctive pointillist style. Boldly-penned ALS in French, signed “C. Pissarro,” one page both sides, 4 x 6.25, September 23, 1896. Letter to his wife. In full (translated): “Enclosed is a letter from Georges which I received yesterday evening. This morning I received one from Lucien which I’ll send you after answering it. What weather! Impossible to open the windows yesterday. Nevertheless I was able to work a little, but just a little…Today I very nicely made up for that—and I’m really exhausted! It’s still very windy and I don’t dare go out. It’s been at least four days since I haven’t budged from my window. My studies are proceeding. Unfortunately the more I advance the less satisfied I am. If you could see the extraordinary changes in the (atmospheric) effects—and of such a rare beauty. What produces that character of beauty is all the activity in the port—from my window it’s much more beautiful than at the Hotel de Paris—with three points of view I can do a hundred paintings. In sum, I’m really giving it the gun and it’s going pretty well.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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585. Ezra Pound.

Two items: ANS signed “Ezra Pound, Venezia,” one page, 7.25 x 7.5, 1963. In full: “To Mr. Littlefield: Ink is dark. May the light be blessed”; and a vintage mattefinish 9 x 11.5 photo of Pound standing beside a fancy chair, inscribed by Pound, “To Lester Littlefield, ‘My Chair.’” Nicely matted and framed together with a note in another hand to an overall size of 23 x 17.5. In overall fine condition. Littlefield was the Venice tenant of Olga Rudge, Pound’s mistress. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

586. Arthur Rackham. British artist and illustrator (1867–1939) best known for his Art Nouveau– influenced illustrations. Original vintage signed pen and ink sketch depicting a grove of trees in front of a huge waterfall flowing over a mountain cliff on an off-white 7 x 10.25 board, signed along the bottom, “A. Rackham.” Pencil notations on reverse indicate the sketch was to be reduced in size to four inches wide, indicating it was likely to be used to illustrate a magazine story or possibly a book. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning from previous display. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Literary rights for the famous objectivist’s lecture, ‘The Moral Factor’

587. Ayn Rand. Uncommon DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, The Ayn Rand

Letter, Inc. letterhead, June 16, 1976. An agreement between Rand and the Palo Alto Book Service to publish the text of her lecture, ‘The Moral Factor,’ given at the Ford Hall Forum on April 11, 1976. In part: “This is to give to the Palo Alto Book Service permission to publish ‘The Moral Factor’—subject to the following conditions: 1. The lecture must be published in full without any cuts or changes of any nature whatsoever. 2. The lecture must be published as a pamphlet of the same format as that previously used by The Objectivist, Inc. 3. The proposed layout for the pamphlet must be sent to me for my prior approval.” Signed in blue ballpoint on the second page by Ayn Rand and countersigned by Robert and Beatrice Hessen. In fine condition, with expected document wear. In The Moral Factor, Rand wrote some of her philosophy regarding war and oppressive governments. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

588. Rainer Maria Rilke. ALS in German, signed

“Rilke,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.5 x 8, January 22, 1919. Letter to Grete Crulbransson, Austrian writer, half-sister of Norman Douglas, and wife of painter and caricaturist Olaf Gulbransson. Their son, architect Olaf Andreas Gulbransson, was born in Munich January 23, 1916. Saint Olaf’s day is July 29. Rilke evidently confused the dates. Rilke dedicated ‘Five Sonnets’ and a poem to Grete Gulbransson. She was also in close contact with Hermann Hesse, Hofmannsthal, Lou Andreas Salome, and Stefan Zweig. In full (translated): “According to the rich custom of Arab story tellers I must now be addressed as: ‘Oh Father of Verse Giving!’; my life, in all its breath, is now burdened with so many delays! Hasn’t it been months that I’ve been wanting to invite you to my place? Months. For the longest time my place wasn’t good enough yet; later I went out most of the time because I couldn’t stand it at home. Now it’s the opposite: I live (finally) behind my closed door, don’t often go out and rarely let anyone in. But I’d like to take Q1 at your word—and I suggest the 27th to both of you, Saint Olafs Day: next Monday, for a little tea party (unfortunately without a fire in the fireplace). If you’ll give me the pleasure of accepting, which I urgently hope, I’ll also invite the Zechs [poet Paul Zech wrote several biographical essays on Rilke]; I haven’t got enough cups, spoons and other accessories for more.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Rilke’s hand, which retains its original wax seal bearing the family seal showing greyhounds surmounted by a rearing greyhound.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 125


One of the finest students of the expressionist discipline

589. Norman Rockwell. Attractive color

limited edition 20.5 x 25 print entitled ‘Boy Gazing at Pictures of Glamorous Stars,’ artist’s proof, signed in the lower border in pencil by Rockwell. Matted and framed to an overall size of 29.5 x 34.5. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

592. Egon Schiele. Influ-

590. Auguste Rodin. ALS

in French, signed “Rodin,” one page, 4 x 6.25, no date. Letter to composer Charles Gounod. In full (translated): “I knew that it was on the 20th and I thought the 20th was Thursday…I send you the enclosed card to prove my truthfulness.” In fine condition. A desirable piece of correspondence between two persons of note. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

ential, forwardlooking Austrian artist (1890– 1918) who takes a place among the leading figures of the Expressionist movement of the early 20th century. Schiele was among the millions of Europeans who succumbed to the Spanish flu during the epidemic of 1918. German postcard, 3.75 x 5.75, bearing a printed sketch of a child, signed in pencil, with his block signature, “Ego Schiele 1917.” Printed on the reverse of the postcard, in German, “Ink Drawing From the Egon Schiele issue of Die Aktion.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling and some trivial surface loss to reverse. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Complete manuscript of a Sacher-Masoch story 591. Leopold Sacher-Masoch. Austrian writer and journalist (1836–1895) from whose name the word masochism is derived. Complete handwritten manuscript, in German, signed at the top of the first page, 12 pages, 9 x 11.5, several adjoined, no date. Manuscript is his complete short story, “Falscher Hermelin. Kleine Geschichten aus der Bühnenwelt .” A note on the margin reads, (translated): “Pt. 1 was published in 1873 by C. J. Günther, Leipzig, and was a great sensation, as is well known.” The ALS, four pages on two adjoined sheets, 5.5 x 9, dated July 16, 1877, is to the writer and journalist Eugen Zabel, editor of the K. K. Tagblatt. Sacher-Masoch praises his critical and parodistic talent, but adds that Zabel’s story resembles an early draft and lacks dramatic power. He sends Zabel his own story Argumentum ad Hominem, requesting the original manuscript be returned to him. On the subject of travel, he observes: “When one gets to know the various nations then one arrives at the conviction that it is man’s flaws only that are national, while the virtues of men are common to all nations; thus one is cured of one’s pretensions.” Central horizontal and vertical folds, soiling, and pencil notations to manuscript, and two punch holes to edge of letter, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I would long since have entrusted to him all my agricultural interests if he had not been the object of intense and infamous persecution which made life impossible for him” 593. George Sand. Eminent French author (1804–1876), born

Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, better known by the masculine pen name she adopted early in her career. An early feminist, she also earned a footnote in musical history as the longtime romantic companion of pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin. ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, personal letterhead, September 23, 1859. Letter to Jean-Baptiste Pégot-Ogier, former commissioner of the Republic and deputy from the Gers exiled for his opposition to Napoleon IlI’s coup d’état. In full (translated): “I think I would behave badly if I responded to the confidence you show me with a lie or an exaggeration. There is no political religion which takes precedence over or is outside of questions of honor. I therefore understand the duty which you impose on me and I’m answering you in the same way that I would reply to my own brother. Yes, you can have absolute confidence in Patureau’s probity, energy, great intelligence and tact. Yes he is my friend, and one of the best of them. I would long since have entrusted to him all my agricultural interests if he had not been the object of intense and infamous persecution which made life impossible for him in the Berry [district of France]. He is a superior man beneath the rough exterior of a poor peasant. He is also a wise and generous man. You will therefore find a treasure in him and he will do everything that can possibly be done at your place. Nobody else could do as well. His entire misfortune is that he lacks cash advances, because you undoubtedly know that he has a very fine land grant of 50 hectares and that if necessary this capital would be a guarantee for you. If you deem it suitable to make some funds available to him to start working at your place and at his own place at the same time, you will have made an excellent investment and I think that you will thank me some day for having guaranteed him to you. My duty towards you, Sir, is therefore easy and pleasant to do. If this had not been the case and if I would have had to sacrifice an unskillful or imprudent friend rather than to betray the truth I would not have hesitated. Be quite certain of that.” Central horizontal and vertical folds and some scattered light foxing, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Sendak’s most famous work, adorned with a rare sketch of Max

594. Maurice Sendak. Signed book:

Where the Wild Things Are. Later printing. NY: Harper & Row, 1963. Hardcover with dust jacket, 10.25 x 9.25. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black ink, “For Elaine Collins, Maurice Sendak, Dec. ’84,” with a rare small sketch of the book’s main character, Max. Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: VG+/VG. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

595. George Bernard Shaw. Intense vintage matte-finish 3.75 x

5.5 portrait of Shaw in old age, signed and inscribed on the reverse in fountain pen, “To Edward Wellen, from Bernard Shaw, fire-incarnated at Lepanto, Ayot Saint Lawrence, 1949.” Blindstamped in the lower left by Yevonde. In fine condition, with some light brushing to ink. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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596. George Bernard Shaw. TLS signed “G. Bernard Shaw,” one page, 6.75 x 4.25, personal letterhead, December 14, 1933. Letter to publishing firm George Allen & Unwin Ltd. In part: “There is so much difference between talk and print that I have some doubt whether I can let the stuff go any further than The Listener. Then there is the question of America. I have an agreement with Dodd, Mead & Co which practically gives them the refusal of anything I publish, to say nothing of my own Standard Edition published by Constables…It is therefore not easy for me to commit myself, especially as the thing is not yet written.” Nicely matted and framed with an unsigned vintage photo of Shaw and a sheet of printed quotes to an overall size of 13.5 x 21. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“As the King appears in the story book, He should appear on the wrapper & show his interest in what Pooh is reading” 597. Ernest Shepard. English artist and book illustrator (1879–1976) known

especially for his human-like animals in illustrations for Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne. Rare ALS, one page both sides, 5.25 x 7, Woodmancote letterhead, November 14, 1960, to German book publisher Frank Hermann. In full: “I have been able to get on the jacket for C. R. Story book quicker than I had expected. I think you will find that black or near black lettering will tell out sufficiently on the top half where I have kept the trees & sky lighter in tone. How do you like my idea for the little inset on the spine? As the King appears in the story book, I think it appropriate that he should appear on the wrapper & show his interest in what Pooh is reading.” In fine condition, with some scattered creases and a rusty paperclip mark to top edge. Any autograph material from Shepard is quite uncommon, even more so discussing Pooh and the rest of Milne’s characters. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“My country, ’tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty” 598. Samuel Francis Smith. Autograph lyrics, signed “S. F. Smith,” two pages, 5.25 x 5.5, no date. Smith pens all four stanzas of his famous hymn, “America.” In part: “My country, ’tis of thee, / Sweet land of liberty, / Of thee I sing; / Land where my fathers died, / Land of the pilgrims’ pride, / From every mountainside, / Let freedom ring.” Nicely matted and framed with an unsigned portrait of Smith to an overall size of 22 x 11.5. In fine condition, with a horizontal fold affecting one line of writing and a small crease/tear affecting Smith’s last name. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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599. John Steinbeck. Crisp ink signa-

ture, “John Steinbeck,” on an off-white 2.75 x 2 card. Removably affixed to a mount and matted with a portrait of Steinbeck to an overall size of 11 x 16. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The influential antislavery author delays “opera operations”

601. 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 3.25 x 5.25 German postcard close-up photo, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

602. Kees van Dongen. Dutch

painter and one of the Fauves (1877–1968). ALS in French, signed “Van Dongen,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, October 15. Letter to printer Louis Kaldor. In full: “Here is the entire story of ‘The Man Who Wanted to Be King.’ As a general title we’ll use four lines that will form a block: The Most Beautiful / Stories of Kipling / —Illustrated by— / Kees van Dongen. As a chapter title: The Man Who Wanted / to be King. On page 37 you will find a drawing which will make it necessary for you to move the text forward by 22 lines on each page until the end. As soon as you have printed the entire story, please send me two proofs, I’ll need them for the colorist.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

603. Franz Werfel. Austrian novel-

600. Harriet Beecher Stowe. ALS signed “H. B. Stowe,” one page, 5.25 x 7.75, November 24. Letter to a friend. In part: “Hattie still continues so unwell that I think it will not be prudent to take her out this week—Our opera operations must therefore be deferred till next week…Did you not tell me that the reception of the Institution was Dec. 4th?—I hope to see you.” Moderate overall toning and wrinkles, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ist, playwright, and poet (1890–1945). Vintage glossy 4.5 x 8 publicity photo for his then-upcoming novel The Song of Bernadette, signed in blue ink, “Franz Werfel 1940.” Slightly trimmed bottom edge, a brush to end of signature, and some light border toning, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Put on a white tuxedo and paint your face” 604. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Fanciful ALS in pencil in French, signed “T-Lautrec,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 7, no date [but June 1895]. Letter to an unidentified correspondent, addressed as “Cher maître.” Translated in full: “It will happen on Saturday. See Sescau to arrange for us to have dinner together, at my home if you want. Put on a white tuxedo and paint your face over—if possible.” In fine condition, with partial separations to top and bottom of the adjoining fold. This letter is published as number 414 in Schimmel’s The Letters of Toulouse Lautrec. The artist reminds his correspondent of a fancy party or ball on Saturday and prepares him for the dress code, white tuxedo and painted face, in any color. He proposes that the two and their common friend, Sescau, have dinner together at his house before the party. P. Sescau was a well-known photographer for whose firm Lautrec made an admired (and now much sought-after) poster. The year, 1895, was a particularly rich creative period for Lautrec, in which he designed some of his most famous ‘affiches’ and painted his celebrated large canvas ‘Au Moulin Rouge,’ now in the Art Institute of Chicago. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Rare Nadar portrait of the science fiction pioneer 605. Jules Verne. French writer (1828–1905) whose classic novels, including Voyage to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, helped lay the foundations for the science fiction genre. Original 4 x 6 cabinet bust portrait of Verne, signed and inscribed on the mount in black ink to Dudley Payne Lewis, and dated August 16, 1900. Published by Nadar of Paris. Some slight creasing to the signature area, trimmed edges, and mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition; the overall image quality is superb, with even the finest details of the twill of his jacket visible. Accompanied by two clipped articles about Verne. This is one of a scant few Verne portraits we have offered, and the author is extremely desirable in any form. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The ‘father of free verse’ from the first edition of Two Rivulets

606. Walt Whitman. Rare sepia 4.25 x 5.75 albumen portrait of Whitman in an iconic

pose, boldly signed in black ink, “Walt Whitman, born May 31, 1819.” Affixed to a 4.25 x 7.25 off-white card bearing printed information about the photograph: “Photo’d from life, Sept.; ’72, Brooklyn, N.Y. by G.F.E. Pearsall, Fulton St. Printed by C.F. Spieler, Phila.” This frontispiece photograph was removed from Whitman’s ‘Two Rivulets,’ published in 1876. In fine condition, with a trimmed right edge and light silvering to dark areas visible from an angle. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

607. John Greenleaf Whittier. Original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo by Warren’s Portraits of Boston, signed in the lower border in black ink, “John G. Whittier.” On the reverse, Whittier adds an AQS from The Bridal of Pennacook: “Still, to earnest soul, the sun; Rests on towered Gibeon, And the moon of Ajalon, Lights the battle-grounds of life. John G. Whittier.” Some light rubbing and spotting to image, trivial surface loss to bottom border, and some scattered light soiling and surface loss to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Original Stuart Little artwork 608. Garth Williams. Artist best known for his illustrations in children’s books (1912–1996). Original vintage signed pencil sketch of mice dressed in Navy uniforms dancing on small boats for Stuart Little on an off-white 12 x 16 sheet, signed in the lower right, “G. W.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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609. Isaac Asimov

610. Richard Avedon

611. Samuel Beckett

612. Ray Bradbury

613. Ray Bradbury

614. British Artists

615. William Cullen Bryant

616. Pearl S. Buck

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618. Edgar Rice Burroughs

619. James Fenimore Cooper

620. Roald Dahl

621. Salvador Dali

622. L. Sprague de Camp

623. Ralph Ellison

624. James T. Farrell

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625. Edna Ferber

626. Robert Frost

627. Buckminster Fuller

628. Allen Ginsberg

629. Allen Ginsberg

630. Allen Ginsberg

631. Allen Ginsberg

632. Allen Ginsberg

633. Zane Grey

634. Zane Grey

635. John Grisham

636. Keith Haring

637. Ernest Hemingway: Gregorio Fuentes

638. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

639. Alex Katz

640. Stephen King

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641. Stephen King

642. Stephen King

643. Stephen King

644. Harper Lee

645. Sinclair Lewis

646. Sol Lewitt

647. Peter Max

648. Peter Max

649. Ogden Nash

650. LeRoy Neiman

651. LeRoy Neiman

652. Norman Vincent Peale

653. Norman Vincent Peale

654. I. M. Pei

655. Anne Rice

656. Robert Ripley

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657. Norman Rockwell

658. Romain Rolland

659. J. K. Rowling

660. Carl Sandburg

661. George Bernard Shaw

662. George Bernard Shaw

663. Raphael Soyer

664. Harold Town

665. Cy Twombly

666. Kurt Vonnegut

669. Andy Warhol

670. Andy Warhol

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667. Andy Warhol

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671. Olaf Wieghorst MB $100

672. Thornton Wilder and Rockwell Kent MB $100

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comic art & animation 676. Comics. Eight terrific original vintage signed ink and pencil sketches of characters by various cartoonists on individual off-white 6 x 3.5 album pages. Sketches included are: Moon Mullins by Frank Willard; Zippo the Monk by Charley Hughes; Jerry by Walter Hoban; Gasoline Alley by Frank King; Teddy, Mack, and Mary by Tom McNamara; S’Matter Pop? by Charles M. Payne; Gump by Sidney Smith; and an old man by Gluyas Williams. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

673. Carl Barks.

Glossy 10 x 8 photo of Barks outdoors in a Donald Duck baseball cap, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

674. Mel Blanc. Color 8 x 10 cardstock photo of Blanc amongst his characters, signed in black felt tip in the lower right. In fine condition. This image is quite uncommon in the uninscribed variety. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

675. Cartoonists. Eight terrific original vintage signed ink and pencil sketches of characters by various cartoonists on individual off-white 6 x 3.5 album pages. Sketches included are: Major Hoople by Gene Ahern; Smitty and Herby by Walter Berndt; Freckles McGoosey by Merrill Blosser; Mr. and Mrs. by Clare Briggs; Mom ’n’ Pop by Wood Cowan; Harold Teen by Carl Ed; Flapper Fanny by Ethel Hays; and Sam Smithers by A. E. Haywood. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

677. Jim Davis. Five items: TLS,

one page, 5.5 x 8.5, Garfield letterhead, October 1983, responding to an autograph request; two color 2.5 x 3.5 Garfield trading cards, both signed in black felt tip; off-white 4.5 x 6.25 card featuring an image of Garfield, signed and inscribed in red felt tip; and an off-white 4 x 6 card featuring an image of Garfield and Odie, signed in black felt tip. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by two original mailing envelopes. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

678. Disney: Davis and King. Color glossy 10 x 8

photo of a scene from Bambi, signed in black felt tip, “Marc Davis” and “Cammie King, ‘Faline.’” In fine condition, with King rewriting the first letter of her name after a failed initial attempt. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Huge premium payment for Lillian’s life insurance 679. Walt Disney. Personal check, 8.5 x 3, filled out in type and signed by Disney, “Walter E. Disney,” payable to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. for $16,697.50, stamp-dated September 27, 1963. Typed memo reads, “$250,000 policy on life of Lillian B. Disney— Walter E. Disney, Beneficiary.” A light central vertical fold and expected cancellation holes and stamps, one lightly over portion of signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Phil Sears COA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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From the 1945 classic The Three Caballeros

680. Walt Disney. Original hand-painted

studio Art-Prop set-up from The Cold-Blooded Penguin segment of The Three Caballeros prepared at the studio for presentation. The cel has been trimmed to the outline of the figure, as was customary, and is set against set against the original hand-painted airbrushed background as prepared by the Walt Disney Studio for sale by the Courvoisier Galleries. The 8.5 x 7.5 cel depicts Pablo the Penguin, a melting candle on his nose, after he has sailed past ‘the Juan Fernandez Islands where Robinson Crusoe once lived and still does apparently.’ Cel is housed in its original cream 14.5 x 14 mat, and penned, in another hand, at mat edge beneath cel, “From Three Caballeros,” with encircled Walt Disney Productions “WDP” stamped at right. Signed and inscribed on the mat in blue artist’s pencil, “To Donna Jane, Best wishes, Walt Disney.” In very good condition, with some light rippling to cel and mild toning to mat, and restoration to the paint on the characters, which does not match the final version. A presentable and seldom-seen example from one of Disney’s more underrated productions. Pre-certified Phil Sears and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

681. Walt Disney. Signed

book: The Art of Walt Disney. First edition. NY: The Macmillan Company, 1942. Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.25, 290 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “To Harry McGee, with best wishes, Walt Disney.” Autographic condition: scattered light foxing to signed page, as well as some trivial dampstaining along top edge, otherwise fine. Book condition: G+/None. Pre-certified Phil Sears COA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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685. Friz Freleng. Still

sealed great two book set entitled The Art of Friz Freleng. One book examines the life and creative genius of Freleng. This hardcover book is 240 pages and is a limited edition, numbered 1329/4000, signed on the hologram page in black ink, by Freleng. Second book is actually a case which includes an animator’s workbook, an audio tape entitled Animation: The Art of Friz Freleng, Words and Music, and a video tape entitled Freleng: Frame by Frame. Both volumes are contained in a leatherbound slipcase. In excellent condition and a must for the serious collector. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

682. Walt Disney. Vin-

tage ballpoint signature, “Walt Disney,” on a light green album page. Matted with a glossy photo of Disney to an overall size of 11.75 x 16.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified Phil Sears COA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

686. Hank Ketcham. Three

items: two original signed felt tip sketches of Dennis the Menace on individual off-white 5 x 3 and 6 x 4 cards; and a glossy 3.5 x 4.5 photo of Ketcham in his studio, signed in black ink. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

683. Disney: Margaret Kerry. Three color photos

of Tinker Bell, various finishes, 8 x 10 and 10 x 8, each signed in white ink by Kerry, adding her character’s name and a brief sentiment to all three. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

684. The Flintstones. Original hand-

painted production cel of Barney Rubble on a 5.5 x 7 acetate sheet, together with the matching original pencil production sketch on an off-white 5.5 x 7 sheet. Double-matted to an overall size of 20 x 16. In overall fine condition. Originally used for a 1980s Fruity Pebbles cereal commercial. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 138 | October 16, 2013 | COMIC ART & ANIMATION

687. Hank Ketcham. Signed

book: The Merchant of Dennis the Menace. Later printing. NY: Aberville Press, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.25 x 9.25, 256 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black felt tip, “Best wishes to the Berg family! 1117-90,” adding a sketch of Dennis the Menace above with a speech bubble saying, “Keep your eye on Karl!” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

688. Stan Lee.

Fantastic 20 x 16 cardstock image of Spiderman in an action pose, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


Schulz’s personally-used tennis bag

689. Charles Schulz. Schulz’s personally-owned

and -used Samsonite ActionPak tennis bag constructed of beige canvas and blue faux-leather material, approximately 21˝ in length, prominently signed on the side in felt tip, “Charles M. Schulz.” An original Thomas Cook travel agency tag is included, filled out by Schultz, “C. Schultz, 3699 Montecito Ave, Santa Rosa, Cal.” A pin depicting Snoopy hitting a tennis ball is also attached to the bag. In overall very good condition, with moderate scattered soiling and wear to bag, and staining to travel tag. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in part: “This was given to me in the mid 1970s by Sparky when I was visiting his stepson Brooke at the Schultz home…his wife Jean…was an avid tennis player…Sparky had tennis courts built next to his ice rink for her enjoyment, and would play tennis with her…He has a habit of signing all of his bags and luggage so he could locate them quickly at airports…I happened to be visiting at his house one afternoon and he came home with a new tennis bag. He moved his equipment from this bag to his new one, then tossed the old bag to me and said, ‘Keep this, it ought to be worth something some day.’” A unique item clearly well-used by the cartoonist whose affinity for tennis can be see in his work—he provided 50 tennis-themed Snoopy illustrations for Billie Jean King’s 1978 Tennis Love book, and released one of his own entitled Snoopy’s Tennis Book in 1979. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

690. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Original hand-painted

animation cel of Donatello on a 10 x 8 acetate sheet, set against a pre-printed color background. Matted to an overall size of 18 x 15. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

691. Virgil Partch. American cartoonist (1916–1984) best known for his magazine gag work of the 1940s and 1950s. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Partch holding a pen, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Michael, from, Vip Partch”; and an original signed ink production sketch from a cartoon on an off-white 8 x 9 sheet, signed in the lower left, “Vip,” and signed and inscribed in the lower right, “To Michael, from Vip.” A noticeable crease to the upper right corner of the photo, otherwise overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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692. Frank Thorne. Original signed felt tip sketch of Red Sonja on an off-white 11 x 14 sheet, signed in black felt tip, “Best wishes from Red Sonja and Frank Thorne.” Light scattered creases and some foxing to the borders, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

693. Myron Waldman. Limited edition

hand-painted animation cel of Popeye and family in a museum, entitled ‘Don’t Feed the Dinosaur,’ numbered 250/250, 12.5 x 10, signed in black ink by Waldman, and set against a pre-printed color cardstock background to an overall size of 13.5 x 10.5. Cel bears a 1993 King Features limited edition gold stamp. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

694. Myron Waldman. Limited edition

hand-painted animation cel of Popeye fishing, entitled ‘Gone Fishing,’ numbered 3/250, 13.5 x 10.25, signed in gold ink by Waldman, and set against a preprinted color satin-finish background to an overall size of 14.5 x 11. Cel bears a 1990 King Features limited edition gold stamp. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

695. Myron Waldman.

Limited edition hand-painted animation cel of Popeye feeding spinach to a genie, entitled ‘Just a Taste,’ numbered 157/250, 12.5 x 10.5, signed in gold ink by Waldman, and set against a pre-printed color satin-finish background to an overall size of 13.25 x 11. Cel bears a 1990 King Features limited edition gold stamp. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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696. Myron Waldman. Limited edition hand-painted animation

cel of Popeye ordering a burger, entitled ‘Orders Up,’ numbered AP 20/50, 12.5 x 10.5, signed in gold ink by Waldman, and set against a pre-printed color cardstock background to an overall size of 13.75 x 11.75. Cel bears a 2000 King Features limited edition gold stamp. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

697. Myron Waldman. Lim-

ited edition handpainted animation cel of Popeye struggling with his taxes, entitled ‘Who Does Your Taxes?,’ numbered 245/250, 12.5 x 9.5, signed in black ink by Waldman, and set against a pre-printed color satinfinish background to an overall size of 13 x 9.75. Cel bears a 1991 King Features limited edition gold stamp. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

698. Myron Waldman. Lim-

ited edition sericel of Popeye in a baseball uniform, entitled ‘Take Him Out to the Ball Game,’ numbered 388/1000, 16 x 12, signed in black ink by Waldman, and set against a preprinted color background of Popeye in various baseball poses. Cel bears a 1997 King Features limited edition gold stamp. Matted to an overall size of 20 x 16. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


classic music

Gorgeous signature of the monumentally important composer

Image above shown larger than actual size.

699. Ludwig van Beethoven. Excessively rare ink signature, “L. v. Beethoven,” on an off-white 4.5 x 1.5 slip somewhat irregularly clipped from a letter, bearing his monogrammed wax seal affixed to the left edge impressed with the initials, “LVB.” Attractively mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 12.25 x 9.75. In fine condition. A remarkably clean and legible example of one of the most sought-after signatures in history, made particularly desirable by its embellishment with his personal wax seal. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

700. Marian Anderson. ALS,

one page, 7 x 4, September 18, 1930. Anderson writes from London to Miss Hooton. In full: “Thank you for your note.” Vertical fold, mild soiling, and mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

701. Johannes Brahms. Un-

signed original 5.25 x 8.5 cabinet three-quarter-length portrait of Brahms relaxing on a bench, bearing various ink notations in an unknown hand. Published by Rudolf Kezinanek of Vienna in 1894. In very good condition, with aforementioned notations to top and bottom of image and chipping to corners and edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

702. Alfredo Casella. Italian composer of modernist tendencies (1883–1947) perhaps best known for his retrospective works, ‘Scarlattiana’ and ‘Paganiniani.’ Vintage 6 x 8 photo, inscribed in white ink, in Italian, and signed “Casella, Boston il 2/3/29.” In fine condition, with a bit of light contrast to date and location along bottom. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 141


703. Ole Bull. Norwegian

violinist (1810–1880) often called Norway’s first international star. Partial LS, one page, 5.5 x 6, July 26, 1880. Clipped conclusion of a letter stating that he is too weak to write. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

704. Composers. Six untranslated

single-page letters in French and German, various sizes, each from a different composer. Letters are from: Leo Delibes (regarding an important audition), Paul Dukas, Gabriel Faure (on one of his calling cards), Charles Gounod, Jules Massenet, and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. In fine condition, with scattered light toning and a rough bottom edge to Gounod’s letter. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

706. Pablo de Sarasate. Spanish violinist and composer (1844– 1908). Vintage 3.25 x 5.25 postcard photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen in French, “To Madame Steingraber as a souvenir of Pablo de Sarasate 16 - 3 - 1908.” In fine condition, with scattered mild silvering to image side. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

705. Gabriel Faure. Influential French composer (1845–1924).

Printed sheet music to ‘Fileuse (excerpt from Pelleas et Mésisande).’ Transcribed by Alfred Cortot, 10.25 x 13, 10 pages, signed and inscribed on the top of the title page, “A Mademoiselle Juliette d’Eichthal avec mille amitiés, Gabriel Faure.” Music is housed in a custom-made folder. In fine condition, with moderate toning to signed page, not affecting clarity of the signature. The woman who received the music was the daughter of Fauré’s friend, poet and sociologist Eugene d’Eichthal, to whom Faure dedicated his 7th Nocturne. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

707. Friedrich von Flotow. German composer

(1812-1883) chiefly remembered for his opera Martha, which was popular in the 19th century. AMQS, signed vertically, “F. von Flowtow,” on an off-white 10.25 x 3 sheet. Flotow pens seven bars of music and lyrics to the third act of ‘Martha,’ signing along the left edge. Matted with an original carte-de-visite portrait to an overall size of 20 x 9. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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710. Wilhelm Furtwangler.

Vintage purple pencil signature, “Wilhelm F u r t w a n g l e r, 23.XI.38,” on an off-white 6.25 x 4 album page. In fine condition, with light uniform toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

708. Georges Enescu. Eminent Romanian-born violinist and

composer (1881–1955). Collection of six untranslated letters, all in French, five ALSs and one LS, both single and multi-page, two dated 1910, all written to composer Fernand Halphen, regarding musical matters. The following are several translated quotes from the letters: “I am truly touched by your having thought of my concert in the midst of all your troubles, all your grief…I think I will soon finish my 2nd Symphony and I would like to show it to you.”

One of the rarest great 19th century composers

“I thank you again and again…for the charming soiree…for having me play together with adorable Madame Mante…the infinite pleasure of making music in your home under admirable conditions.” “I have obtained the small Salle Pleyel for June 11, absolutely without cost and this, thanks to you…Mr. Lyon has been most gracious to me and says that he’ll have my piece for Harp printed at his expense. I’m still hard at work.” In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

709. Wilhelm Furtwangler.

Highly regarded German conductor (1886–1954) who became embroiled in controversy with the rise of the Third Reich. Though vehemently antiHitler, he was widely viewed as a Nazi sympathizer, which severely impacted his career. Vintage 4 x 6 postcard photo, signed in fountain pen. In very good condition, with silvering to dark background, a few ripples, and moderate contrast to portions of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

711. Mikhail Glinka. Beautifully penned ALS in Italian, signed, “Michele Glinka” (the Italian version of ‘Mikhail’), to Isidoro Cambiasi, December 6 [1832], one page, 4.75 x 7. Translated in full: “When I asked you to give me the pleasure of coming to my house at two, I had forgotten I had an appointment at two thirty. I therefore beg you to anticipate a half hour your very kind visit. A thousand salutations to your very kind wife Cirilla.” In very good condition, with light intersecting folds, scattered moderate surface creasing, uniform toning, some scattered light spots of soiling, and a professionally repaired tear towards the bottom edge. Glinka’s letters written in Russia have generally not entered into circulation, making his foreign correspondences the only obtainable Glinka letters. This piece, written during his brief three-year stay in Italy to his friend and music critic Isidoro Cambiasi, who mediated Glinka’s relationship with his musical publisher, the famous Ricordi house, is the only one we have ever offered! RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Elusive portrait of Norway’s most esteemed composer 712. Edvard Grieg. Scarce vin-

tage 3.25 x 5.5 postcard photo, signed in black ink. Reverse is addressed to a woman in Austria in an unknown hand. A few diagonal creases passing through facial area, some mild dampstaining along bottom, and a few other creases to background, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

713. Wilhelm Kempff. Renowned German pianist (1895– 1991) especially noted for his interpretations of Beethoven. Vintage glossy 6.25 x 8.5 photo, inscribed in fountain pen, in German, and signed “Wilhelm Kempff 14 VII 64.” Some scattered light surface spots and a crack to mat, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

714. Jan Kubelik. Enormously popular Czech-born violin virtuoso (1880–1940). Unsigned musical manuscript, in pencil, three pages, both sides, on 10 x 13 musically-lined paper. Manuscript, with notations in Czech in another hand, has over 100 intricate measures, and is headed at the top, again in an unknown hand, “Cadenza (Inita Beethoven).” In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, a few edge tears, and a few spots. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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715. Joseph Joachim. Hun-

garian violinist and composer (1831–1907) ranked second only to Paganini among 19thcentury virtuosi. He was a close associate of Johannes Brahms, who wrote a number of works (including the Violin Concerto) specifically with Joachim’s talents in mind. Vintage print from 1894, 12.5 x 16.5, of Joachim holding his violin, signed in the lower border in pencil. Matted and framed to an overall size of 18.5 x 23.25. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light foxing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

716. Jan Kubelik and Vladimir Golschmann. Two AMQSs: a two-bar quote from an unidentified work on a 6 x 5 off-white card, signed at the bottom, “Jan Kubelik 27.11.1928”; and a two-bar quote from an unidentified work on an off-white 5 x 3 card, signed underneath, “Vladimir Golschmann.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


717. Victor Masse. French composer (1822–1884) who

won the Prix de Rome in 1844. Exceptional presentation autograph musical manuscript, four pages on two adjoining 9 x 11.25 musically-lined sheets. Titled at the top, “Basse donnée. Concours de 1840. 1er prix,” Masse pens 100 detailed bars of music, signing at the conclusion, “Victor Massé—a son ami E. Batiste.” In fine condition, with light scattered soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

718. Jules Massenet.

DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

719. Ruggero Leoncavallo.

AMQS on an offwhite 3.5 x 5.5 photo of the composer, which also bears a pre-printed signature and musical quote. Massenet pens two bars of music from ‘Werther,’ inscribing above, in French, “In respectful hommage to Mlle G. Marre,” and signed, “certified correct copy! Massenet.” In fine condition. Precertified PSA/

Italian composer (1857–1919) best known for his operas, particularly the beloved repertoire staple ‘Pagliacci’ (1892). AMQS on a 7.25 x 5 off-white album page. Leoncavallo pens five bars of music and lyrics from Act Three of his opera ‘Zaza,’ signed underneath, “R. Leoncavallo, Berlin 2 Decembre 1908.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

720. Peter Mennin. American composer and teacher who ran the Juilliard School (1923–1983). Semi-glossy 8 x 10 half-length photo of Mennin holding a score, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Michael Robuck, with all good wishes, Peter Mennin, 12/6/73”; and a TLS, one page, 5.5 x 8.5, Julliard School letterhead, December 6, 1973, transmitting the photo. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

721. Yehudi Menuhin.

Glossy 7.5 x 9.5 head-andshoulders photo of Menuhin, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, “To Michael J. Robuck, with my heartfelt good wishes, Yehudi Menuhin, April 1971.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered surface creases and slightly trimmed edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

722. Lorenzo Perosi. Italian composer (1872–1956). Vintage matte-finish 4 x 5.5 photo by Guigoni & Rossi of Milan, affixed to its original 6.5 x 8.5 mount, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, in Italian, dated April 1901, with Perosi adding a two-bar AMQS from his work ‘Il Mose.’ In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and foxing to mount and a rusty paperclip remnant to top left. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 145


Manon Lescaut premieres in Paris 723. Giacomo Puccini. ALS in Italian,

signed “G. Puccini,” one page, 6.25 x 9.75, personal letterhead, February 18, 1910. Letter to Mr. Rocca at the Grand Theater of Montpellier, France. In full (translated): “I thank you for the news regarding Manon [his famous opera Manon Lescaut] and I am delighted of your success. Mr. Ricordi will be in Milan in the month of April.” Reverse bears an address panel in Puccini’s hand. In very good condition, with horizontal folds, scattered toning, mainly to edges, and rough vertical edges. Manon Lescaut premiered in Paris in 1910 to immense critical and commercial success, and established Puccini as a foremost composer of opera. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Unique and eye-catching collaborative with contributions from eleven Russian composers 725. Russian Composers and Pianists. Intricate

and neatly penned collection of eleven AMQSs on a single 7.75 x 9.25 off-white sheet, bearing a skillful pencil drawing of Sergei Ivan Taneiev, dated between 19291930. Each composer pens several measures from one of their works, with most adding the title as well. The composers represented are: Paul Juon, Nicolai Medtner (Second Violin Sonata), Sergei Prokofiev (from his 2nd Symphony), Sergei Rachmaninoff (from his Symphony No. 2), Leonid Nikolaev, Sergei Vassilenko, Reinhold Glière (Das Ballet Roter Moher), Alexander Goedicke (from his 3rd Symphony), and Alexander Karasev (from his String Quartet), and two others. In fine condition. A beautiful instant collection, with well-penned examples. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Boldly penned music and lyrics by Beethoven’s instructor

724. Antonio Salieri. Venetian composer and conductor (1750-1825). As the Austrian imperial Kapellmeister from 1788 to 1824, he was one of the most important and famous musicians of his time. Signed autograph musical manuscript on two 12.5 x 8.5 musically-lined sheets. On the front page Salieri writes, “Un duettino e un Terzino da cantarsi alla campagna, Salieri,” and the date of 1817. Inside manuscript contains two vocal pieces, 38 bars of music and lyrics overall, including a duet for two soprano voices (in 3 two-line systems) and a trio for soprano, alto, and basso voices (in 3 two-line systems). Front cover also bears an ownership signature of Louise von Zedlitz. In fine condition, with some mild toning. Just the second item we have ever offered from the revered composer, and the first containing any musical content at all. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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726. Dmitri Shostakovich. AMQS, signed

“D. Shostakovich,” on an off-white 6 x 3.75 card bearing an embossed rose branch. Shostakovich pens two intricate bars of music from one of his works, and dates the quote December 3, 1969. A small photo of the composer has been affixed to top edge. Light postal impression to lower left and a trivial spot to top right, otherwise fine, bright condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

727. Richard Strauss. Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo, signed in black ink, “Dr. Richard Strauss 8.7.33.” Scattered light creases and surface impressions, and some light rubbing to finish, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

728. Gaspare Spontini. Italian

opera composer and conductor (1774 -1851), extremely celebrated in his time, though largely forgotten after his death. AMQS on a 6.5 x 8.75 off-white sheet. Spontini pens the first 13 detailed bars of “prayer” of the “Julia” from his opera “La vestale” for voice with piano accompaniment. Inscribed at the bottom to guitarist Guillaume Gatayes, and signed “Spontini, 5 Mars 1831.” Sheet is affixed by its top edge to a slightly larger sheet of cardboard. Light overall toning, heavier at top corners from adhesive, several areas of paper loss from ink erosion, a few professional repairs to separations, and scattered edge chipping, otherwise very good condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

729. John Philip Sousa. Bold ink sig-

nature, “John Philip Sousa, 1931,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. Removably affixed to an off-white 8 x 10.5 scrapbook page also bearing his image. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

730. Igor Stravinsky.

Vintage glossy 9.5 x 7 photo of Stravinsky conducting, signed in fountain pen “I. Stravinsky, 1957.” In very good to fine condition, with minor surface marks, dings, and scattered flaws inherent to negative, light rippling, and slightly irregular ink adhesion to first two letters of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

731. Herbert von Karajan. Mattefinish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of the renowned conductor, signed at the bottom in blue ink. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

732. Ralph Vaughan Williams. Influential Eng-

lish composer (1872–1958) of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores. Rare vintage matte-finish 7 x 8.75 portrait of a pensive Williams, signed across his hand in black ink, “R. Vaughan Williams.” Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 10.75 x 13. Some creases to the upper left corner and the signature quite light but legible, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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contemporary music 733. Beatles. Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Love,

Paul McCartney (Beatles),” “George Harrison,” “Ringo Starr xxx,” and “John Lennon,” on a light green 4.5 x 4 album page, still contained in its original hardcover autograph album. Signatures were acquired at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, on April 25, 1963. Abum is also signed inside by Gerry Marsden, Billy J. Kramer, Cliff Richard, and Bruce Welch. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a typed note from the original recipient and certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Performing at ‘The Merseybeat Showcase’ at Fairfield Halls in Croydon, The Beatles headlined this fantastic show over Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer, and the Big Three. A beautiful, pristine set of Fab Four signatures from the event, signed just after the release of ‘Please Please Me’ and the eruption of Beatlemania.RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

1963 Valex photo signed for a waitress who spilled Coca-Cola on Paul’s pants 734. Beatles. Vintage glossy 8 x 10

Valex photo, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and twice by John Lennon; also signed again on the front by McCartney and Starr. Signatures were acquired when the Beatles played at the Ritz Ballroom in Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales, on July 19-20, 1963, by a cocktail waitress working at the venue. Tack holes to each corner tip, scattered creases, heavier diagonal corner crease, surface impressions to front of image, light skipping and irregular adhesion to signatures on image side, and some scattered light soiling to reverse, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the daughter of the waitress, who attended the concert as well, which reads, in part: “My mother worked at the Ritz Ballroom…serving drinks from the bar. She found out the Beatles were visiting the Ritz…when she would be there…she got me in…During the interval, mum was tasked with delivering drinks to the group’s dressing room. She set off with a tray of cokes…she failed to notice a step and fell, spilling drinks all over Paul’s trousers…She said they were lovely boys and very concerned to make sure she was OK. Paul said it didn‘t matter as he had plenty of spare ‘keks.’ She… mentioned that she had a 12yr old daughter out front. Upon hearing this, and to cheer her up, they dug out a promotional photo to sign.” Also accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, a letter of authenticity from Perry Cox, and a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. A bold set of signatures with a wonderful story which exemplifies the band’s charming personalities and accessibility. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Choice set of Fab Four signatures obtained at their 1963 homecoming 735. Beatles. Fantastic ballpoint signatures

and inscription, “To Joan, love from the Beatles, George Harrison xxxx,” Ringo Starr xx,” “John Lennon xxx,” and “Paul McCartney xxx,” on a beige 6.5 x 5 album page. Page is still housed in its original hardbound 6.5 x 5.5 autograph album. Tommy Roe has signed on the reverse of the page, with Chris Montez signing on the preceding page, and two other pages have been signed by The Terry Young Six. In fine, clean condition. Signatures were acquired during the band’s March 24, 1963 show at the Empire Theatre in their hometown of Liverpool, as a supporting act for Chris Montez and Tommy Roe. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original owner, whose father obtained the signatures for her after the show. Also included is a program from the show. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Early 1963 group signed magazine photo 736. Beatles. Vintage magazine photo, trimmed to a size of 6 x 9.5, signed

in blue ballpoint by George Harrison, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr, and in purple ballpoint by Paul McCartney. Photo is affixed to a 9 x 12 black board. In very good to fine condition, with irregularly trimmed edges closely clipped to the beginning of three of the signatures, two horizontal folds, and some light contrast to end of Lennon’s and Starr’s signatures. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, stating that the signatures were obtained in April of 1963. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Acquired in 1964 while filming their first movie, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ 737. Beatles. Vintage ballpoint signatures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr on a light green 4 x 5.75 sheet. In very good condition, with several intersecting folds (passing through but not overly distracting from signatures), and mild toning and soiling. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the recipient, stating that they were obtained “when the ‘Beatles’ were filming a ‘Hard Day’s Night’ at Ealing Station with Wilfred Brambell,” and a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. The Beatles were filming at this location between March 2 and March 6, 1964. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Signed backstage in 1963

738. Beatles. Original concert program for their ‘The Beatles

Show’ performance at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, on September 7, 1963, 7 x 9.5, signed on the front cover in black ink, “Love, Paul McCartney, xxo,” and blue ballpoint, “George Harrison, xxx” and “Ringo Starr.” In very good condition, with a central horizontal fold, overall handling wear, and brushing and irregular adhesion to the McCartney signature. Accompanied by a statement of authenticity from the recipient, in part, “We were school girls aged 14 years and queued back stage, but sadly John Lennon was not in the room at the time.” Also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Fab Four signatures from the Juke Box Jury taping in December of 1963

739. Beatles. Vintage ballpoint signatures, “George Harrison,” “John Lennon,” and “Ringo Starr,” on an off-white sheet, withMcCartney’s signature added by John Lennon. Sheet is also signed by Juke Box Jury host David Jacobs. Double-matted and framed with a photo of the band and Jacobs on Juke Box Jury and a small plaque to an overall size of 18.75 x 15. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, passing through a few letters of signatures, four small blocks of tape toning, and some mild creases. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $750)

740. Beatles: George Harrison. Cloud Nine

album signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In fine condition, with some adhesive and mounting remnants to back cover. The record is not included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

741. Beatles: George Harrison. Apple Records, Inc. business check, 7.75 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Harrison, payable to Evening Post for £2.10.0, September 8, 1970. In fine condition, with punch holes to top edge, and a light red ink cancellation and bank stamp over small portions of signature, and a couple more stamps to body. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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742. Beatles: George Harrison. Vintage

744. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Vintage

glossy 3.5 x 5.5 promo postcard portrait of Harrison as a member of the Beatles, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint. In very good condition, with block of light toning over signature from previous display, mounting remnants to top edge of image side, and scattered light silvering, creases, and surface impressions to image. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ballpoint signature, “Paul McCartney (Beatles),” on a light brown 6.75 x 8 heavy cardstock album page, with two clipped photos of Paul and the Beatles affixed around signature. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Lennon’s first solo work from 1964

743. Beatles: John Lennon. Signed

book: In His Own Write. Later printing. London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. Hardcover, 5.5 x 7, 78 pages. Signed on the first free end page in blue ballpoint. The entire book is double-matted and framed, with the book able to be easily removed from the frame through a door on the back, with a high resolution copy of the signature, a small plaque, and a photo of Lennon at a book signing at the Dorchester Hotel in London on April 23, 1964, to an overall size of 25.5 x 16.5. Book has also been signed by the late Victor Spinetti on another page. Autographic condition: fine, with a couple trivial spots of toning. Book condition: G-/None. Illustrated navy paper-covered boards; heavy wear to edges and spine; rubbed and soiled; most pages fully detached; signature and inscription (not Lennon’s) on front pastedown. Accompanied by a photocopy of a letter of provenance from a previous owner who states, “When I moved to London in 1989…my first lodgings were with a couple…They had worked in the music industry in the 60s and 70s…They had packed boxes of music books and records that they did not want to take with them and I was invited to take what I wanted. The only item I kept to this day was the autographed John Lennon book…I would think it possible that my landlady would have attended the signing at the Dorchester in 1964.” Also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Rare ‘Mind Games’ sleeve 745. Beatles: John Lennon. Scarce 45

rpm record sleeve for ‘Mind Games,’ 7.25 x 7, featuring a funky image of Lennon with Yoko Ono on his mind, signed across his forehead in blue ballpoint, “John Lennon.” Matted and framed with the 45 single and a photo of Lennon posing by the Statue of Liberty, to an overall size of 26 x 12. In fine condition, with a few hints of subtle toning, light ring of wear, and a price label affixed to right side. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $300)

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Uninscribed oversized vintage Lennon photo 746. Beatles: John Lennon. Color vin-

tage 9.25 x 11 magazine photo of a young Lennon in a striped suit, signed in red ballpoint., “Love from John Lennon xx.” A horizontal fold, some light creases, tape remnants to top corner tips, and missing lower right corner tip, otherwise fine condition. Consignor notes that signature was obtained outside of Abbey Road Studios, circa 1964. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

747. The Byrds.

Circa 1965 program page featuring an image of the band and advertisements for their upcoming album, 8 x 10.25, signed in ballpoint of various colors by Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, and Chris Hillman. In very good condition, with moderate overall creases. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

748. The Carpenters.

Horizon album signed and inscribed on the front cover in black felt tip, “To Terry, Thanks! Carpenters, Karen,” and “& Richard Carpenter 3/11/80.” Some scattered light creases and edge wear, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

749. Harry Chapin.

On the Road to Kingdom Come album signed on the front cover in black ballpoint. Double-matted and framed with the inside album sleeve to an overall size of 24 x 16.25. In fine condition. The record is not included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

750. Nat King Cole.

Vintage glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Marti, Best wishes, Nat King Cole.” Scattered surface marks and impressions, a bit of irregular ink adhesion to last name of signature, and slight surface loss along top, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

751. Sam Cooke. Popular rhythm-and-blues and soul artist (1931–1964) who recorded such hits as “You Send Me,” “Cupid,” and “Twistin’ the Night Away.” The 33-year-old singer was shot to death under mysterious circumstances at a Los Angeles hotel on December 11, 1964. DS two pages, 8.5 x 11, December 30, 1959. Standard AFTRA exclusive agency contract between Cooke and the William Morris agency for a period of one year for the standard ten percent commission. Signed on the second page in blue ballpoint by Cooke, who has also initialed the included half-page rider. All three pages are triple-matted and framed with a color composite photo of Cooke to an overall size of 34.5 x 19. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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752. Bobby Fuller Four. DS one page, 8.5 x 14, November 19, 1965. Agreement for an appearance on the syndicated music show Shivaree for a payment of $176. Stapled near the bottom is a 8.5 x 2 attachment signed by all four members: “Robert G. Fuller,” “Randall T. Fuller,” “DeWayne Quirico,” and “James G. Reese,” each adding their phone numbers and Social Security numbers as well. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

754. Jerome Kern.

Personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Kern, “Jerome D. Kern,” payable to Tausig & Lewis for $25.00, May 29, 1939. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and expected cancellation holes and bank stamps (one stamp touching the top of the signature). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Limited to just 25 copies and presented to Gershwin’s biographer 755. George and Ira Gershwin. Very rare limited edition facsimile copy of the original manuscript for ‘Hi-Ho!,’ softcover in slipcase, 10 x 12.25, eight pages, with a personal check affixed inside the back cover, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by George, “George Gershwin,” payable to Henry A. Botkin for $150, November 15, 1933. Also signed and inscribed inside the back cover in fountain pen by his brother, “For Edith and Ed Jablonski—With affection and appreciation—Ira Gershwin.” An explanatory note printed inside the cover reads, “Two hundred and fifty copies have been printed, signed by Ira Gershwin, copies 1–25 bearing George Gershwin’s signature on cancelled checks.” A few light spots of foxing to the back cover, and overall foxing and soiling to the slipcase, otherwise fine condition. Jablonski was a notable author whose work included biographies of Gerswhin, Harold Arlen, Alan Jay Lerner, and Irving Berlin. Henry Botkin, the recipient of the check, was a renowned painter and the cousin of Gershwin, helping him to assemble a world-class art collection that included works by Picasso, Modigliani, Chagall, and Kokoschka. An extraordinarily rare piece with exquisite associations. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Guthrie creatively assumes Arlo’s identity as he introduces his newborn son to the family babysitter 753. Woody Guthrie. Outstanding and entertaining TLS signed “Arlo Guthrie,” one page, 10.25 x 8, no date. Letter of introduction, written from Arlo’s perspective, addressed at the top by Woody, “Natanya Newman,” Guthrie’s 19-year-old babysitter, and the rest of the Newman family. In part (with grammar and spelling retained): “Well, I done it. I jumped out of Marjorie’s tummy down here at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital…on the am of the tenth of Julio Nineteen Forty Seven…Weighed seven pounds and lost three ounces down there boxfighting with them baby basket kids and with them folks that always come to visit you after your stummick gets littler…I am calling myself Arlo, Arlo Guthrie, painless painless Arlo Guthrie. I am so painless that my ma already wants to start in all over again and track back to that same old spot and place where she found me at and try to find her another one or two just like me…Anyhow, I was a breach baby. I come out feet first. But you know how jam packed crowded and drove down these hospitals are these days, they’ve just not got enough room down there for you to jump out head first like you really want to…I want you to get painless. I want you to get painless and stay painless and stay out from that dern damnable old sickbed beds ain’t no good less you go down on one on to find a baby outside of this stay away from them old beds.” Several small pencil doodles have been added to the top of the page as well. Letter appears to be mounted and is matted and framed to an overall size of 21 x 18. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, show-through from adhesive on reverse, and several red pencil lines to text, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 154 | October 16, 2013 | CONTEMPORARY MUSIC


Almost angelic portrait of the Dead

“The original ‘Joe Turner’ I played as a work song or labor song back in 1892 and it has color that gave impetus to what we know as ‘Blues’” 7 5 8 . W. C . Handy. TLS,

756. Grateful Dead. Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the psychedelic jam band, signed in person in blue felt tip by Jerry Garcia, Brent Mydland, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Mickey Hart. In fine condition, with a couple light creases and impressions. Originally obtained by inperson specialist Mike Wehrmann. Beyond desirable and rarely fully completed band signed photo—a most attractive and seldom seen image boasting just about the boldest signatures you will find! Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

one page, 8.5 x 11, Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc. letterhead, December 30, 1954. Letter to arts and entertainment editor Edwin Howard. In part: “I have written several books showing how the music was fitted to ‘Mr. Crump’ words supposedly used by him as, ‘Mr. Crump don’t low no easy riders here.’ The original version was never published until I put out my book ‘A Treasury Of The Blues’ carrying the original Crump version under the title ‘The Memphis Blues’…Thanks for telling me about your father singing ‘Joe Turner’ and ‘Yellow Dog’ to you when you were a small boy. The original ‘Joe Turner’ I played as a work song or labor song back in 1892 and it has color that gave impetus to what we know as ‘Blues.’” In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Zeppelin II signed after a 1972 gig in Scotland 757. Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin II album signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by John Bonham and Jimmy Page and on the inside gatefold by Robert Plant. In very good condition, with scattered edge and cover wear, as well as several noticeable creases and light soiling to both covers. The record is included. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Also included is a letter from the original recipient which states, “Autographs were obtained by myself in the dressing room after the 4th December 1972 gig in Glasgow Greens Playhouse.” Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I’m so [expletive] insecure that I can’t help you like I should—I’ve got to constantly fret & bother, good heavens, what a situation!” 759. Janis Joplin. Collection of four ALSs, all signed “Janis,”

all multi-page (20 pages in all), each page 5.75 x 8, dated from August 24–October 19, 1965, all written to her fiancee, Peter De Blanc. A selection from the letters is as follows: August 24: “Talking to you about money this evening sort of sobered me up. After we hung up, I was kind-of giddy—panicky—you know walking around on my tip-toes, wringing my hands and shredding napkins, whining Oh MOAN, money! What’m I gonna do! Whimper. I never even knew anybody that wasn’t plain ole ordinary! Moan, it isn’t natural! We’re too young! I wanted to be able to make meatloaves & stews & save money cleverly on my household budget! Oh why did this have to happen to me? I made such a good poor person. I didn’t know! How was I to know? He didn’t look rich! Jeez, he was as funky as anyone else—how could I have known?... I don’t want to just live a useless bored life of ignoble ease... The family has been practising on the recorder as I told you. The fingering is almost like the saxophone, so Laura is already playing things w/ millions of notes. However, this afternoon, I did make it through Lesson III. I’m sort of shying away from IV—2 new notes, you know. And I‘m so terribly afraid of failure.” August 29: “We were watching the specials on the Gemeni [sic] 5 flight this evening. Isn’t that too much?!...What gases me most about it is its indication of Man as an animal & his inquisitiveness. I mean to picture any form of life, by nature bound to its habitat for life, but just so fascinated by himself & what surrounded him to be driving around on top of it, drilling down under it, & now orbiting it from without its atmosphere & soon to be leaving it altogether. If Zeus or God or Odin or someone is far enough away to watch us, they must think we’re fascinating.” September 28: “Damn, Peter, I have the distinct feeling that I’m just compounding & multiplying all of the troubles that you have without me. Wow, there you are in New York without anyone to be with or be close to (don‘t look…!) and you’ve been sick and everything. I’m so fucking insecure that I can’t help you like I should—I’ve got to constantly fret & bother, good heavens, what a situation!” October 19: “You wouldn’t believe what I did last night—sat around reading the Sears & Roebuck catalogue, making out lists of what I want & what I need & how much they cost, etc. Sigh, I sure am happy. I have my first test in English coming up this Friday—& another test in French. I really Want to do well on my English test. We had a pop quiz a couple of weeks ago & I made a ‘C’ & it embarassed me. So I‘m determined to make an ‘A’ on this one. Do you know that I’ve made ‘A’s’ on every major test that I’ve had so far? Isn’t that good?” In fine overall condition.

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With two years of hard living in San Francisco taking its toll, 22-yearold Janis Joplin returned to her hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, to turn her life around. Leaving behind her relationship with New York-native Peter de Blanc (who returned to the east coast when she left), she still held their romance at the top of her priorities, talking to him constantly and writing gushing letters daily, four of which are offered here. With her new clean and sober life, she enrolled as an anthropology major at Lamar University in nearby Beaumont and played occasional solo shows at clubs throughout Texas. Torn between her desires for a peaceful family life—joking about her evenings spent browsing Sears & Roebuck catalogs—and her love of the rock and roll lifestyle, this was a crucial period in Joplin’s life. Around the time that de Blanc broke off their engagement in 1966, Joplin gave in to her musical drive, returning to San Francisco and joining Big Brother in June. An incredibly rare glimpse into a very different side of the legendary rocker, a far cry from the whiskey-soaked, bluesy rebel that captivated audiences of the 1960s and beyond. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)


Handwritten working lyrics from Madonna’s most controversial album 760.

Madonna.

Unsigned handwritten working lyrics to Madonna’s song ‘In This Life,’ recorded for her 1992 Erotica album, on a 7.25 x 10.5 lined sheet. In blue ballpoint and black ink, Madonna writes out and edits about 21 lines of lyrics for the song, in part (with grammar and spelling retained): “Sitting on a park bench, / thinking about a friend of mine / he was only / gone before he had his time / it came / came without a warning…People pass by / and I wonder who’s next / who determines who knows best / Is there a lesson I’m supposed to learn / in this case—ignorance is not bliss.” In fine condition. Madonna wrote ‘In This Life’ in memory of friends who she had lost to AIDS, becoming track 12 on Erotica, which explored many areas of sexuality. The release of the album and its accompanying book, Sex, caused worldwide backlash due to their explicit nature. However, the controversy has cemented Erotica’s legacy in popular culture—critics today see this album as Madonna at her most socially relevant. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce 1981 Blizzard of Ozz program, featuring Ozzy and Rhoads

762. Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads. Program for their 1981 Blizzard of Ozz tour, 8.25 x 11.75, signed inside in black felt tip by Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads, and ballpoint by Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake. In very good condition, with overall creases to covers, some rippling to lower edge, and light contrast to the Daisley and Kerslake signatures. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

761. Glenn Miller.

TLS signed “A. Glenn Miller,” one page, 8 x 10.5, Army Air Forces letterhead, April 26, 1943. Letter to arts and entertainment editor Edwin Howard. In part: “Thank you very much for your letter of April 18th and the enclosed clipping from the Memphis Press-Scimitar. I think you did an excellent job, and the article was certainly complimentary to all of us.” In fine condition, with some light wrinkling. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Interesting to note that this letter is war-dated and was written less than one year before Miller went missing in action in World War II. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

763. Elvis Presley. Vintage ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Marianne, Elvis Presley,” on an off-white 5 x 3 lightly-lined sheet, dated in the upper left in an unknown hand, “9-27-65.” In fine condition, with some very minor spreading to ink in signature and inscription resulting in a slightly fuzzy appearance and a few light edge creases. Signature was obtained by a fan on the backlot of Paramount Studios after meeting Elvis while filming Paradise Hawaiian Style. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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764. Elvis Presley. Vintage

glossy 4 x 5 photo of a young Presley with his hands folded together, signed vertically in blue ballpoint. Photo also bears a pre-printed signature and sentiment and is encapusalted in a plastic SCG authentication holder. Skipping and irregular ink adhesion to first name of signature as well as beginning of last name, which remains mostly legible, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

767. Rolling Stones. Vintage ballpoint signatures of Mick Jag-

ger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts on a pink 3.75 x 4.25 album page, and a black ink signature of Bill Wyman on a similar sheet. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A Night at the Opera signed during a rare 1976 in-store appearance

765. Gram Parsons. Self-titled

album signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “To Rick—Stick ‘this’ in yer ear, Love—Gram Parsons.” Some scattered light wear and rubbing to covers, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

766. Rolling Stones. Vintage ballpoint signatures of Mick Jagger,

Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, and Murray the K, on a yellow 7 x 4.5 irregularly clipped sheet. In fine condition, with light scattered creases. Accompanied by an unsigned glossy photo of the band. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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768. Queen. A Night at the Opera album signed on the front cover in green felt tip by Freddie Mercury, and in black felt tip by Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon, who inscribes to Susan. In very good condition, with a mild ‘ring of wear’ to covers, scattered light dampstaining, a small separation along bottom edge, and a couple small squares of tape toning. The record is included. Signatures were acquired at a rare in-store appearance at Strawberries in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 28, 1976, on a promotional stop during their Night at the Opera tour. Accompanied by a 10 x 8 modern reprint of a photograph from the day of the signing. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Vicious and the rest of the Sex Pistols sign on for the tumultuous Russ Meyer biopic film that never happened

769. Sex Pistols. DS, signed by all four members: “John Lydon” (Johnny

Rotten), “John Beverley” (Sid Vicious), “Steven Jones,” and “Paul Cook,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, October 10, 1977. Film agreement with Warner Bros. Records and Russ Meyer, stating that, “We understand that you may be required to guarantee Russ Meyer the first Seventy-Seven Thousand Dollars ($77,000) derived form the exploitation of The Picture in the United States and Canada…If at the time of the delivery to us of the second, third and fourth albums, respectively, to be recorded pursuant to the Recording Agreement we have received less than One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000)… we shall have the right to deduct from the advances otherwise payable to you for said second, third and fourth albums, the amount by which One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000) exceeds the amounts received by us.” Double-matted and framed with a Warner Bros. photo of the band to an overall size of 21.5 x 25.5. In fine condition. The film was to be titled Who Killed Bambi, directed by Russ Meyer, with a screenplay written by Roger Ebert. 20th Century Fox pulled all funding for the project after reading the script, with just a day and a half of shooting completed. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

770. Frank Sinatra. Menu for the

772. Bruce Springsteen. Born in the U.S.A.

Chase Club in St. Louis featuring a portrait of Sinatra on the reverse, 10.5 x 14, nicely signed below his image in blue ballpoint. Collector’s pencil notations to the borders indicate a date of October 6, 1952, and provide a set list from Sinatra’s performance that night, which included ‘Old Black Magic,’ ‘Night & Day,’ and ‘All of Me.’ Scattered creases (none affecting the image or signature), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

album signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

773. Barbra Streisand. 771. Bruce Springsteen. Bruce Spring-

steen Raises Cain album signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple of scattered light creases. The record is not included. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Butterfly album signed and inscribed on the front cover in black felt tip, “To Sheri— Cindy—Leanne—Happy Days! Barbra Streisand.” In very good condition, with a separation along bottom edge, scattered toning and soiling, and a promotional stamp to back cover. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 159


774. The Supremes. Vintage glossy 7.25 x 9.5 photo of the trio posing with a man, signed in blue ink, “Best wishes, Florence,” “Diana,” and “Mary.” Also signed and inscribed on the reverse, “To Jules, best wishes, Love Florence, Supremes,” “Diana,” and “Mary.” In very good condition, with trimmed edges, irregular ink adhesion to all three signatures on the front, resulting in light but legible signatures, poor contrast to Florence’s signature on the front, and scattered creases and surface impressions. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

775. Hank Williams.

Hank Williams’ Country Hit Parade songbook by Acuff-Rose publications, 47 pages, 9 x 12, signed on the front cover in black ink, “Best Wishes, Hank Williams.” A date notation of July 18, 1962, is written below in another hand. In very good condition, with scattered creases, light ink loss to a few areas of the signature, and a musty odor. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

776. Hank Williams. Vintage ink signature, “Hank & Hank Jr.,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.25 florist’s card. Card was sent by Williams, along with flowers, to his wife after his son was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in May of 1949. Matted and framed with a signed photo of Hank Williams, Jr., a greeting card sent to the Williamsed after the birth of their son, as well as the original mailing envelope, five photos, a Legend of Hank Williams double album, and a small plaque, to an overall size of 41.5 x 34. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Bruce Gidoll, official historian of Hank Williams. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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777. The Yardbirds.

The Yardbirds’ Greatest Hits album signed on the front cover in red felt tip by Jimmy Page, in blue felt tip by Eric Clapton, and in blue ballpoint by Jeff Beck. In very good condition, with poor contrast to Beck’s signature, moderate ‘ring of wear’ to front cover, and some scattered light edge wear. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


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779. AC/DC

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780. Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley

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782. Aerosmith

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784. Aerosmith: Steven Tyler

785. Gregg Allman

786. Marian Anderson

787. Adam Ant

788. Louis Armstrong

789. Claudio Arrau

790. Ashford and Simpson

791. Average White Band

792. Pearl Bailey and Louie Bellson

793. The Band

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794. The Band: Robbie Robertson

795. Bay City Rollers

798. Beatles: George Martin

799. Tony Bennett

802. Blues Guitarists

803. Blues Guitarists

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806. Boston MB $150

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796. Beach Boys MB $200

800. Irving Berlin MB $100

797. Beach Boys: Brian Wilson MB $100

801. Big Brother and the Holding Company MB $100

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804. Booker T and the MGs

805. Boomtown Rats

807. David Bowie

808. James Brown

809. James Brown

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810. Jackson Browne

811. Dave Brubeck

812. John Cage

813. Elliott Carter

814. Johnny Cash

815. Johnny and June Carter Cash

816. Chic

817. Leonard Cohen

819. Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson

820. Elvis Costello

821. George Crumb

823. The Eagles

824. The Eagles

825. Fleetwood Mac

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818. Alice Cooper MB $100

822. Deep Purple MB $100

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826. Fleetwood Mac

827. Erroll Garner

828. The Grass Roots

829. Guns N’ Roses

830. Arlo Guthrie

831. Sammy Hagar

832. Hall and Oates

833. Johnny Hallyday

834. Lionel Hampton

835. Debbie Harry

836. Jerry Herman

837. Vladimir Horowitz

838. Chrissie Hynde and Kate Bush

839. Michael Jackson

840. Michael Jackson

841. Michael Jackson

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842. Michael Jackson MB $200

843. Jazz Harmonica Greats

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846. Jazz Vocalists

847. Joan Jett

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845. Jazz Singers MB $100

848. Elton John and Bernie Taupin

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849. Elton John

850. Elton John

851. Quincy Jones

852. Journey

853. B. B. King

854. B. B. King

855. The Kinks

857. KISS

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858. Madonna and Sean Penn

859. The Liberaces

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860. Paul Kossoff MB $100

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862. Barry Manilow

861. The Mamas and the Papas

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863. Martha and the Vandellas

864. Barry McGuire

871. The Monkees

872. The Monkees: Mickey Dolenz

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870. Domenico Modugno MB $100

873. The Monkees: Nesmith and Jones MB $100


874. Moody Blues

875. Van Morrison

876. Motley Crue

877. Musicians

878. Musicians

879. Rick Nelson

880. Willie Nelson

881. Mike Oldfield

882. The Osmonds

883. Partridge Family MB $100

884. Pearl Jam: Eddie Vedder

885. Peter and Gordon

887. Peter, Paul, and Mary

888. Oscar Peterson

889. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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886. Peter and Gordon MB $100

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890. Pink Floyd: Roger Waters

891. Pink Floyd: Roger Waters

892. The Police

893. The Pretenders

894. Procol Harum

895. The Ramones

896. The Ramones

897. The Ramones

898. The Ramones

899. The Ramones

900. Paul Revere and the Raiders

901. The Righteous Brothers

904. Harold Rome

905. The Ronettes

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902. Rock and Roll MB $100

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903. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers MB $100

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906. Diana Ross

907. Santana

908. Carlos Santana

909. Pete Seeger

910. Del Shannon

911. Simon and Garfunkel

912. Small Faces

913. Rod Stewart

914. Sting

915. Sly Stone

916. Styx

917. Styx

918. Supertramp

919. The Supremes

920. The Supremes

921. James Taylor

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922. The Temptations

923. Them

924. Three Tenors

925. Toto

926. Tommy Tutone

927. Van Halen

928. Maria von Trapp

929. Maria von Trapp

930. Harry Warren MB $100

931. The Who and Elton John

932. The Who

934. The Who: Pete Townsend

935. The Who: Pete Townshend

936. The Zombies

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classic entertainment Large and remarkably unique in-person collection, featuring Bogart, Clift, Hepburn, and Sinatra 938. Actors and Actresses. Two large scrapbooks, measuring approximately 11.5 x 15, bearing over 250 autographed items removably corner-mounted inside, primarily consisting of clipped signatures but also containing a few photos. Many signatures are inscribed to “Ruth,” who generally noted where and when she acquired the autograph, with dates ranging from 1945 to 1954. Also of interest are a number of unsigned vintage candid snapshots of the celebrities taken when the original collector obtained the autographs. Signers include: Marian Anderson, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, Lucille Ball, Tallulah Bankhead, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Eddie Cantor, John Carradine, Montgomery Clift, Leo Durocher, Duke Ellington, Robert Frost, John Garfield, Susan Hayward, Van Heflin, Katharine Hepburn, Herbert Hoover, Al Jolson, Deborah Kerr, Bert Lahr, Veronica Lake, Carole Landis, Peter Lorre, Victor Mature, Arthur Miller, Gregory Peck, Walter Pidgeon, Tyrone Power, Claude Rains, Frank Sinatra (pencil), Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Tierney, Robert Walker, Orson Welles, and a very early Natalie Wood. Unsigned candids include Herbert Hoover, Peter Lorre, Ingrid Bergman, Veronica Lake, Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra, and Orson Welles. In overall very good to fine condition. An extraordinary collection containing many of the most desirable autographs from the golden age of Hollywood. A more comprehensive list is available online at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Desirable pair of choice, early letters 939. Irving Berlin. Two TLSs, each one page, 5.5 x 7.5,

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

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940. Humphrey Bogart. Vintage ink signature, “Humphrey Bogart,” on a light green 5 x 3.75 album page with a clipped magazine photo affixed to lower right. In fine condition, with faint edge toning and a slightly trimmed left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The stars of Bonanza

941. Bonanza. Collection of three signed documents featuring the stars of the classic western television show Bonanza: DS, signed “Dan Blocker,” three pages, 8.5 x 11, December 30, 1959, in which Blocker agrees to amendments to his contract for Bonanza, signed at the conclusion by Blocker in blue ballpoint; DS, signed “Michael Landon,” two pages, June 2, 1982, an agreement between Landon and NBC for terms to an unspecified contract, signed at the conclusion by Landon in blue ballpoint; and a DS, signed “Lorne Greene,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, July 25, 1969. Greene agrees to appear on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the sum of $3,250. In overall fine condition, with a PSA/DNA authentication label affixed to each document. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce Bruce engagement contract

942. Lenny Bruce. DS, one page both sides, 6.5 x 3.25, no date. Bottom portion of an engagement document for an appearance by Bruce, signed in black ballpoint by Bruce and also signed by Herb Cohen. Double-matted and framed (so both sides may be viewed) with a photo of Bruce to an overall size of 15 x 18. In very good condition, with overall light creasing, signature a shade or two light, and a spot to lower left corner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“Attorneys for you[r] show has sent word I am not to discuss the 1 yr I got in Chicago for obscenity or the 10 ys I got in LA for addiction” 943. Lenny Bruce. Archive consisting of a 12-

page legal brief notated by Bruce, and several copies or carbons of letters to Bruce from talk show host Steve Allen, dated from April to July of 1959, mostly pertaining to Bruce’s appearance on the show.

The 12-page legal brief (with the second page missing), 8.5 x 14, is dated February 24, 1964, addressed to the Honorable William M. Munnell, and outlines Bruce’s defense of a narcotics charge. On the first page Bruce has handwritten, apparently to Steve Allen, (spelling and grammar retained): “My humor is about what I have done and what others do to me. The past three years has been humorous. Attomeys for you show has sent word I am not to discuss the 1 yr I got in Chicago for obscenity or the 10 ys I got in LA for addiction. The legal argument is in remiss.” On page four he writes, “There can be no argument that ‘my side of the story’ would make S.A. and West [Steve Allen and his sponsor, Westinghouse] liable. Newspapers would be sued for telling slanted story’s, Civil action (sueing) by an appealant court is absurd.” Bruce’s final handwritten comments are on page 11, where he writes, “The burden of proof is on the state to proove a crime was committed. To lighten that burden they to were criminal,” and signed “Lenny Bruce.” The brief is also heavily underlined, with a couple of notations. The correspondence includes three Western Union telegrams from Bruce to Allen. One dated May 31, 1959, reads, “The show and sketches were brilliant. Gabe Dell was beyond superlative. A grateful viewer”; a second longer telegram reads, in part: “As far as my material is concerned I have become very commercial and inoffensive. I am doing things like the graft behind parochial schools and with Loeb and Leopold. If Nathan Leopold had any sense of humor the day he got out he would have grabbed another kid immediately.” A carbon of Allen’s letter to Bruce after the show, offering some advice to Bruce on television, reads, in part: “I want to send you this note to lay down a few ideas that I think might be instructive…Some of the guys on our staff (all of who dig you completely) were a little miffed at your wanting to ‘walk off the show’ when the matter of cutting the cemetery joke came up…In the past, if anybody had given evidence of any similar sort of temperament our attitude has always been to say ‘Bye!’…Some of the guys…felt you threw us a curve by doing material on the air that you had not cleared or rehearsed.” Also included is the approved 1959 script from The Steve Allen Show, seven pages, consisting of two sketches; as well as three glossy 8 x 10 photos, two of which are from the show. In very good overall condition, with missing lower left corner to first page of brief, expected document wear, and some scattered soiling. With his controversial, profanity-laced acts that skirted the edges of the First Amendment—and his off-stage penchant for illegal drug use— Lenny Bruce built a career around his legal troubles. Immediately following his 1961 Philadelphia arrest for narcotics possession, he was taken in on obscenity charges for a late night performance at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco; though he was acquitted, the highly public case made him a target for law enforcement, turning the remainder of his career into a constant battle with the authorities. While many comedy clubs and shows refused to book him, unwilling to deal with the close scrutiny of police, Steve Allen remained an outspoken advocate of Bruce’s comedic style, inviting him to perform on his late night show for a third time in 1964. Following a four-minute introduction by Allen to the audience, warning them that his next guest would certainly be discussing subject matter that would make some uncomfortable, Bruce gave what is now considered a masterful performance, followed by an insightful interview—nonetheless, Westinghouse refused to air the show, and it remained unseen until a 1998 documentary featured it. Offering a closer look into Bruce’s relentless obstacles, this is a remarkable archive of legal papers and letters relating to his work with Allen. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Formal portrait from the year of the release of ‘The Kid’

944. Lon Chaney, Jr. Desirable vin-

tage matte-finish 8 x 10 publicity portrait, signed and inscribed in black ink, “Thanks Mrs. Shellhase for your courtesy. Lon Chaney.” Signature and inscription light but legible, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

945. Charlie Chaplin. Foun-

tain pen signature, “Good luck, Charlie Chaplin,” on an off-white 6 x 4 sheet, bearing an affixed typed notation of July 25, 1961. In very good condition, with various irregular blocks of toning affecting the overall appearance. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

Chaplin in character as ‘The Inebriate’ 946. Charlie Chaplin. Uncommon glossy 9.5 x 7.25 photo of Chaplin as ‘The Inebriate’ in the 1917 film The Cure, signed later in blue felt tip, “Hello! Charlie Chaplin.” In very good to fine condition, with moderate scattered surface creases and slightly trimmed edges. Most likely signed during the 1970s. A highly desirable example of Chaplin in this acclaimed role from what is considered one of his funniest short films and a benchmark in the comedy genre. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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947. Charlie Chaplin. Vintage matte-finish 7 x 9 photo of a young

Chaplin in a tuxedo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Elizabeth Mekue, Faithfully, Chas Chaplin 1921.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges and a few small areas of light silvering (visible only at an angle). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


948. Gary Cooper.

Bank check, 6.25 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Cooper, payable to The River Club for $77.82, April 11, 1938. Matted with a photo of Cooper from Pride of the Yankees to an overall size of 12 x 14. In fine condition, with a vertical fold through a single letter of signature and bank stamps touching first letter of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Spectacular oversized 1954 portrait 949. Gary Cooper.

Handsome vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Jesse King, With many many thanks and many good wishes always, Gary Cooper, 1954.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

951. Michael Curtiz.

Distinguished Hungarian-born American film director (1886–1962) who helmed such alltime classics as Casablanca, Angels with Dirty Faces, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and White Christmas. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Michael Curtiz Productions letterhead, September 12, 1947. Letter to the Friars’ Club of California. In part: “My present duties, I regret to say, make it impossible for me to continue as a member of your organization… My association with you has been a most pleasant one.” In fine condition, with filing and staple holes to top. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“You certainly did a great job on Cleopatra and the director”

950. Gary Cooper.

Handsome vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Marion, Wishing you all the best, Gary Cooper.” In very good condition, with tack holes to each corner, mild edge rippling, a bit of scattered surface loss to signature and inscription from pen, and poor contrast to signature and portion of inscription. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

952. Cecil B. de Mille. TLS signed “C. B. De M,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, Paramount Productions, Inc. letterhead, September 10, 1934. Short letter to Aileen Brenon. In full: “The photographs of the window displays and magazine stories are most impressive. You certainly did a great job on Cleopatra and the director. I am expecting you west when The Crusades start.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature. Accompanied by an unsigned photo of deMille and Brenon, as well as a 1934 telegraph from deMille to Brenon sending Christmas wishes. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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955. Errol Flynn. Bank check, 5.75 x 2.5, filled out and signed by

953. Robert DeNiro. Schoolwork from DeNiro’s world geography

class, one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.75, February 14, 1958. In part: “World Geography is the thing that tells and shows the costums [sic] of people from other lands, and it also shows how to use maps of all kinds and things like that.” His teacher, who he identifies as “Miss Sangiorgio,” has given him a grade of 89. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The screen legend’s sixth grade spelling test 954. Robert DeNiro. School-

work from one of DeNiro’s elementary school classes, one page (with two more lines on the reverse), lightly lined, 6 x 9, signed and dated at the top, “Robert DeNiro Class 6-2, April 1, 1955, P. S. 41 Man.” Apparently one of DeNiro’s sixth grade spelling tests, with words such as, “sturdy,” “appetite,” “muzzle,” “athletic,” “liquor,” and “athlete.” He also added a sentence at the bottom to demonstrate his ability to use new words: “In the early days of our history, there were many splendid pioneers. These were gallant men and women.” A couple vertical folds and some areas of light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Flynn, “Errol Flynn,” payable to Guarantee Awning Co. for $423.48, January 1, 1946. In fine condition, with expected cancellation stamps and holes (affecting only the top of the first letter in his signature), and a slight brush to the bottom of the first letter in his signature. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

956. John Ford. DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, January 21, 1965. Ford lists his earnings as a member of the Directors Guild of America, as “maximum,” and his potential earnings for 1966 also as “maximum.” In the middle of the document Ford prints his name as well as signing. In very good condition, with scattered light soiling and creasing, a couple edge tears, and several notations and stamps. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

957. John Ford.

Highly respected, multiple-Oscar–winning American film director (1894–1973) who helmed such classics as Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Searchers. Uncommon vintage mattefinish 8 x 10 photo of Ford in military uniform, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen “To Dutch with many thanks, Jack.” In fine condition. “Dutch” was the US Navy Admiral John Mylin “Dutch” Will. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


958. Clark Gable. Vintage oversized matte-finish 12.75 x 10 MGM publicity photo, credited on the reverse to Grimes, of Gable atop a horse, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Bake, Best of luck always, Clark Gable.” In very good condition, with some light contrast to last name of signature, some scattered surface creases, mainly to corners and right edge, and some mild edge wear. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Ultra-early oversized portrait of the bombshell 959. Betty Grable. Exceptional vintage matte-finish 10.75 x 13.75 portrait of Grable holding a flower below her chin, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Dr. Waldorf—With sincere appreciation of your splendid work—Yours for bigger and better cavaties [sic]. Sincerely, Betty Grable.” In fine condition, with light scattered surface creases, mild silvering to dark background, and a tiny speck of surface loss to the upper right. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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960. Abel Gance. Pioneering

French film director (1889–1981) best known for the silent classics J’Accuse and the six-hour historical epic Napoléon. ALS, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, personal letterhead, April 15, 1943. Letter to Sacha Guitry. In full (translated): “Since ‘Le Misanthrope’ [Moliére] nothing more wistful, more tender and more bitter has been written than your admirable ‘N’écoutez pas Mesdames.’ Smiles and laughter are ceaselessly on duty at the gate of the heart and they defend it only against those who don’t hear the silent music of the Heart.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a few creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

963. Alfred Hitchcock. TLS, one page,

6.5 x 3, personal letterhead, August 15, 1978. Brief letter of thanks. In full: “I send my warmest thanks for your birthday card. I appreciate it very much indeed.” Doublematted and framed with a small photo of Hitchcock, an image of a Psycho poster, and a glossy photo from the film signed in silver ink, “Janet Leigh as Marion Crane,” to an overall size of 18.5 x 27.25. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

964. Alfred Hitchcock. Magnifi-

961. D. W. Griffith. Business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another

hand and signed by Griffith, payable to New York Exchange for $2500, March 7, 1935. A small repaired tear to the top edge, slight mounting remnants on the reverse, and the expected cancellation holes and a faint stamp, none of which affect the clean signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

cent vintage matte-finish 8 x 10.75 portrait of Hitchcock, prominently signed at the bottom in white ink. Affixed to a 12.75 x 15.5 mount. In very good condition, with generally unobtrusive overall creases, including a horizontal crease passing through his eyes. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

The 1955 film that earned her a nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role 962. Susan Hayward. Archive of documents related to Hayward’s work with MGM, one signed by Hayward, consisting of approximately 41 pages dated between 1955 and 1964, loosely bound with metal clips in a 9.75 x 14.75 manila folder. First is a DS, signed “Susan Hayward,” five pages, 8.5 x 11, September 9, 1955. Contract between Hayward and MGM regarding the production and royalties from a “sound track of our photoplay presently entitled ‘I’ll Cry Tomorrow’ and to sell, market, release, distribute, advertise and exploit phonograph records of various musical compositions…performed by you in the rendition of your services in connection with said photoplay.” The remaining dozen letters and documents on the left side of the folder relate to the film and soundtrack, some notifying Hayward of which songs were to be released. Bound to the left side of the folder are 24 pages of documents and carbon copies related to a lawsuit filed against Hayward for legal fees. In overall fine condition, with expected document wear. Hayward received a nomination for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar for her role as Lillian Roth in I’ll Cry Tomorrow. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 178 | October 16, 2013 | CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT


The master magician signs his book that fractured his friendship with Arthur Conan Doyle 965. Harry Houdini. Uncommon signed book: A Magician Among the Spirits. First edition. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1924. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 294 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, “To Glen Landers, Best wishes, Houdini, Jan. 22/25.” Autographic condition: fine, with light toning and a notation to the signed page. Book condition: VG-/G+. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Love laughs at Locksmiths. So does Harry Houdini” 966. Harry Houdini. Vintage 3 x 5.25 postcard photo of Houdini in

shackles, signed vertically in fountain pen, “Love laughs at Locksmiths. So does Harry Houdini. L’Pool Oct 29–04.” Postcard is affixed to an identical size sheet of heavy cardstock. Slightly trimmed edges, scattered adhesive remnants and show-through (not affecting overall appearance), and a hint of light silvering, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“Will you kindly send a cut of the S. A. M. emblem” 967. Harry Houdini. TLS signed “Houdini,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Soci-

ety of American Magicians letterhead, June 15, 1923. Letter to Richard Van Dien in Jersey City, with Houdini crossing out the “Mr.” salutation and adding “Compeer.” In full: “Will you kindly send a cut of the S. A. M. emblem like the one on the letterhead to the Martin Printing Company, 124 White Street, New York, N.Y. as we are having letterheads printed but we have no cut of the emblem.” Under his signature, Houdini also writes, “Hope all’s well.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, light edge toning, and a couple of trivial tears to bottom edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The master magician shares a recipe for “a new shedding luminous ‘ink’” 968. Harry Houdini. ALS signed “H,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, March 6, 1925. Letter addressed to “Dear M.,” notated on the reverse in an unknown hand as Ernest F. Mansfield. In full: “Thanks for advice re G. But as I am always on the level never say or do anything contrary. I believe I have a new shedding luminous ‘ink.’ 1 ounce Phosperous [sic], 1ounce Cinammon oil. Place in bottle. now insert in warm or hot water until all dissolves. I read this and it may be wrong but shall try it myself. It is supposed to be used on poison bottles to ‘lighten’ the cork to prevent accidents in the dark.” Under his signature Houdini adds, “I await the Scr. Ans. official report out March 20—get it!,” as well as “What was G. to say,” along the left edge. Central horizontal and vertical folds, missing portion of top right edge, uniform toning, and some scattered mild dampstaining and soiling, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Writing to a trusted spiritual debunker 969. Harry Houdini. TLS signed “Houdini,” one page, 8.25 x 5.25, personal letterhead, July 6, 1926. Letter to friend and spiritualist Remigius Weiss. In full: “Glad you met with my friend Foster Damon. It will interest you to know I met Mr. Damon in the book shop of Mr. Schloss who is the proprietor, I believe, of the North Node. Shall not tell Mr. Schloss of any purchases Mr. Damon made, but he was there when I gave Damon your address and that’s how he heard of you. Hope you will sell him your books. Have been away over the 4th and this is the first letter I am writing.” In the lower left, Houdini adds a short handwritten postscript which reads, “Hope Mrs. Weiss is feeling alright.” Double-matted and framed with a photo of Houdini in shackles to an overall size of 19.5 x 12.5. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a mild shade of overall toning, and text a shade light. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

972. Grace Kelly.

970. Rock Hudson.

Beautiful glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo of Kelly in a lowcut top, signed in the lower border in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Handsome vintage glossy 7.25 x 9.25 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Stan Best wishes, Rock Hudson.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges and some scattered surface impressions. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

973. Stanley Kubrick. Uncom971. Grace Kelly. Beauti-

ful glossy 8 x 10 photo of Kelly resting her soft cheek on a raised hand while in her prime, signed in the lower right in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

mon TLS, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, personal letterhead, August 9, 1972. Letter to Rex McGee. In part: “With respect to Fear and Desire, I’m afraid I don’t know where any prints can be found. With respect to attending the USC Cinema Retrospective, much as I would like to do it, I am afraid that my schedule would not permit me to. I suggest that you write to Douglas Netter at MGM in Culver City, and say to him that we have corresponded, and that I have asked you to get in touch with him in order to borrow prints of ‘2001’ and ‘Lolita.’ I don’t guarantee results, but I think that if anyone will do this for you, he will.” In fine condition, with light overall toning. A great letter mentioning two of his most acclaimed films. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Kubrick’s directorial earnings from the year of Spartacus

Charming portrait of the beloved comedy duo

974. Stanley Kubrick. DS, one page,

8.5 x 11, stamp-dated February 7, 1961. Schedule of director’s dues for the Director’s Guild of America. Form provides space for reporting gross earnings as a member of the Guild, and indicates Kubrick’s earnings at $12,000 for 1960 with him predicting “same??” for 1961. Signed at the conclusion in black ink by Kubrick. Intersecting folds, vertical strip of adhesive residue to left side, and other expected document wear, otherwise fine condition. An especially interesting document, as Kubrick had directed Spartacus in 1960. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

975. Laurel and Hardy. Vin-

tage matte-finish 7 x 5 photo of the the comedic duo posing side-byside in their bowler hats, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Hello Betty! Stan Laurel,” and “Oliver Hardy.” Tape remnants to two corners and a couple tack holes to upper and lower edges (none affecting the signatures or image), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

976. Stan Laurel.

Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of Laurel and Hardy posing together, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Happy memories Larry! Good Luck! Stan Laurel ’62.” Lower border of photo bears pre-printed signatures of both Laurel and Hardy. In fine condition, with scattered light creases and bends. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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977. Laurel and Hardy. Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of the comedic duo posing side-by-side in their bowler hats, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Hello Minnie! Stan Laurel,” and “Oliver Hardy.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Pleased to know the old L&H films are still of some value” 978. Stan Laurel. TLS, one

page, 7.25 x 10.5, Oceana Apartment Hotel letterhead, July 26, 1962. Letter to George Roesler. In part: “Pleased to know the old L&H films are still of some value in your business, it’s really remarkable isn’t it? after all these years. A friend of mine in Webster, N. Y. has quite a large collection of the L&H films (over 50 titles I think) he is still hoping to find some more, so I sent him your card.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Fueling up in L.A. in the summer of ‘69

979. Bruce Lee. DS one page, 5 x 3.25, June 1, 1969. Credit card receipt for a $3.80 gas purchase (10 gallons at 38¢ per gallon) at a Mobil station in Los Angeles, signed in ballpoint by Lee. In fine condition, with mild soiling from carbon and expected punch holes. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

980. Vivien Leigh. Gorgeous vintage matte-finish 3.25 x 4.75 portrait of Leigh, signed in fountain pen. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

981. Vivien Leigh.

ALS signed “Vivien,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 7, personal letterhead, December 21. Letter to “Sidney.” In part: “I must write at once & say how ecstatic I am over N.B.’s perfectly ravishing jacket. It fits exactly…I do think it most sweet of you both & send my overjoyed & grateful thanks. So does Larry [Olivier].” In fine condition, with some scattered soiling. Accompanied by two unsigned glossy photos of Leigh. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

982. Serge Lifar. Ukrainian-

born dancer and choreographer (1905–1986) who takes a place among the most esteemed figures in 20th century ballet. Vintage glossy 7 x 9.25 full-length photo of Lifar in costume, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, in Russian, and dated 1950. Some scattered light creases and surface marks, light curling to horizontal edges, and scattered light silvering to dark background, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Ethereal Lombard portrait 983. Carole Lombard. American ac-

tress (1908–1942) who enjoyed great success as a popular screen comedienne in the 1930s, and who became Mrs. Clark Gable in 1939. On January 16, 1942, the plane in which Lombard was traveling en route to a war bond rally crashed into Mount Potosi near Las Vegas, killing all 22 aboard. Breathtaking oversized vintage mattefinish 10.75 x 13.75 full-length photo of Lombard in an off-the-shoulder dress and bathed in soft light, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Shim, Cordially, Carole Lombard.” In fine condition, with a small tear to top edge and a few inconsequential creases to the edges and background. A stunning, and uncommon, oversized example from one of Hollywood’s most legendary, and sought after, Golden Era stars. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

984. Jayne Mansfield.

Alluring vintage glossy 8 x 9.75 photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To the Maine Lobster Pound! Love & Kisses, Jayne Mansfield.” In very good condition, with slightly trimmed top edge, scattered creases and ripples, and signature and inscription a shade or two light, but still legible. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200) | 183


Mesmerizing Dracula portrait presented to the managers of the Universal commissary

The horror actor’s widely traveled 1970s passport

986. Vincent Price. Price’s personal passport, number D2203405,

985. Bela Lugosi. Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of

Lugosi as Dracula wearing his white bow tie and dark jacket, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miller, sincerely, Bela Lugosi.” In fine condition. The Universal Studio Inn was the studio’s commissary run by brothers Edward and Walter Miller and their wives. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

issued on September 21, 1973. Passport measures 3.75 x 6 and contains his typed personal information on the second page, signed below in black ballpoint, “Vincent Leonard Price.” Affixed to the bottom of the adjacent page is Price’s 2.5 x 2.5 passport photo, also signed in black ballpoint, “Vincent Leonard Price.” Remaining pages bear visa stamps from around the world, dated between 1973 and 1977, including those from the United Kingdom, Fiji, Poland, Canada, and Australia. In fine condition, with cancellation stamps and notations affecting Price’s signature on his personal details page, and expected light handling wear. An unquestionably one-of-a-kind piece. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

From the year of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and mere months before marrying DiMaggio 987. Marilyn Monroe. Bank check, 7 x 3, filled out and signed

by Monroe, “Marilyn Monroe,” payable to George Myers for $4.26, May 23, 1953. Monroe also wrote her address at the bottom, “882 N. Doheny Drive.” In fine condition, with expected bank stamps and cancellation holes (hardly affecting the writing or signature), and some slight spreading to ink in a couple areas. Monroe lived in apartment #3 at this Doheny Drive address from 1953 through January 1954, when she married Joe DiMaggio; she returned to the same apartment in 1961, following her divorce from Arthur Miller. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

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Exceptionally early portrait 988. Paul Newman. Scarce ear-

ly vintage mattefinish 8 x 10 headand-shoulders publicity photo of Newman, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Frank, Best Wishes, Paul Newman.” Subtle scattered foxing and some creases and adhesive remnants to borders, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I think you are kidding me by asking for an autograph” 990. Will Rogers. Program for a

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

The iconic Inspector Clouseau 991. Peter Sellers.

989. Claude Rains. Vintage

glossy 7.25 x 10 promotional photo of Rains as he appeared in The Passionate Friends, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Edna Winter, from Claude Rains.” In fine condition, with light scattered surface creases. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Glossy 8 x 10 United Artists promotional photo from Revenge of the Pink Panther, signed and inscribed in purple felt tip, “For Tugar, With love, Peter Sellers.” Red felt tip collector’s notation along the bottom reads, “Kuilama, Oahu, Hawaii, June 29–July 4, 1978.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Shemp pours a shot for W. C. Fields 992. Three Stooges: Shemp Howard. Uncommon vintage glossy 10 x 8 Universal promotional photo of Shemp pouring a drink for W. C. Fields in The Bank Dick, signed in fountain pen. Scattered creases to right side and a paperclip impression to top edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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993. Academy Award Winners

994. Actors

995. Actors

996. Actors and Actresses

997. Actors and Actresses

998. Actors and Actresses

999. Actors and Actresses

1000. Actresses

1001. Actresses

1002. Actresses

1003. Actresses

1004. Edie Adams

1005. Addams Family: Blossom Rock

1006. Gwili Andre

1007. Dana Andrews

1008. Andy Griffith Show: Hal Smith

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1009. Ann-Margret

1010. Michael Ansara

1011. Fred Astaire

1013. Josephine Baker

1014. Lucille Ball

1015. Anne Bancroft

1016. Theda Bara

1017. Brigitte Bardot

1018. Brigitte Bardot

1019. Ethel Barrymore

1020. Anne Baxter

1021. William Bendix

1022. Jacqueline Bisset

1023. Robert Blake

1024. Ann Blyth

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1025. Richard Boone

1026. Ernest Borgnine

1027. Walter Brennan

1028. Evelyn Brent

1029. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

1030. George Burns and Gracie Allen

1031. Richard Burton

1032. James Cagney

1033. Capucine

1034. Capucine

1035. Leslie Caron

1036. Celebrities

1037. Celebrity Checks

1038. Cyd Charisse

1039. Classic Entertainment

1040. Classic TV

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1042. Francis Ford Coppola

1043. Lou Costello

1044. Joseph Cotten

1045. Cowboys

1046. Buster Crabbe

1047. Bob Crane

1048. Creature from the Black Lagoon

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1049. Bing Crosby

1050. George Cukor

1053. Peter Cushing

1054. Joe Dallesandro

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1051. Tony Curtis

1052. Peter Cushing

1055. Bebe Daniels

1056. Marion Davies

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1057. Marion Davies

1058. Bette Davis

1059. Bette Davis

1060. Sammy Davis, Jr

1061. Sammy Davis, Jr

1062. Olivia de Havilland

1063. Olivia de Havilland

1064. Dolores Del Rio

1065. Alain Delon

1066. Alain Delon

1067. William Demarest

1068. Cecil B. DeMille

1069. Robert DeNiro

1070. Angie Dickinson

1071. Marlene Dietrich

1072. Directors

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1073. Directors: American

1074. Directors: British

1075. Kirk Douglas

1076. Kirk Douglas

1077. Ellen Drew

1078. Bobby Driscoll

1079. Irene Dunne

1080. Irene Dunne

1081. Jimmy Durante

1082. Ann Dvorak

1083. Clint Eastwood

1084. Jack Elam

1085. Taina Elg

1086. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr

1087. Fritz Feld

1088. Federico Fellini

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1089. Federico Fellini

1090. Peter Finch

1091. Peter Finch

1092. Henry Fonda

1093. Glenn Ford

1094. Harrison Ford MB $100

1095. Frankenstein: Donnie Dunagan

1096. Gert Frobe

1098. John Garfield

1099. Gone With the Wind

1100. Gone With the Wind: Olivia de Havilland

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1097. Jean Gabin MB $100

1101. Gone With the Wind: Olivia de Havilland MB $100

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1102. Gone With the Wind: Clark Gable MB $200

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1103. Gone With the Wind: Butterfly McQueen MB $100

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1105. Kathryn Grayson

1106. Alec Guinness

1107. Richard Harris

1108. William S. Hart

1109. Tippi Hedren

1110. Sonja Henie

1111. Paul Henreid

1112. Paul Henreid

1113. Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison

1114. Audrey Hepburn

1115. Audrey Hepburn

1116. Katharine Hepburn

1117. Katharine Hepburn

1118. Charlton Heston

1119. Valerie Hobson

1120. Dustin Hoffman

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1121. Dustin Hoffman

1122. Gloria Holden

1123. William Holden

1124. William Holden

1125. Hollywood Dream Girls

1126. Celeste Holm

1127. John Houseman

1128. Leslie Howard

1129. Rock Hudson

1130. John Huston

1131. John Huston

1132. Betty Hutton

1133. Betty Hutton

1134. Burl Ives

1135. Burl Ives

1136. James Bond

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1137. Emil Jannings

1138. Stan Jolley

1139. Al Jolson

1140. Dorothy Jordan

1141. Boris Karloff

1142. Elia Kazan

1143. Buster Keaton MB $100

1144. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

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1145. Grace Kelly

1146. Emmett Kelly, Sr

1147. Evelyn Keyes

1148. Leonid Kinskey

1149. Werner Klemperer

1150. June Knight

1151. Ernie Kovacs

1152. Stanley Kramer

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1153. Christopher Lee

1154. Gina Lollobrigida

1155. Jack Lord

1156. Sophia Loren

1157. Peter Lorre and Conrad Veidt

1158. Peter Lorre

1159. Myrna Loy

1160. Ernst Lubitsch

1161. Keye Luke MB $100

1162. Fred MacMurray and Mary Martin

1163. Joseph L. Mankiewicz

1164. Marcel Marceau

1165. Marcel Marceau

1166. Steve Martin

1167. Strother Martin

1168. Elsa Martinelli

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1169. Marcello Mastroianni

1170. Victor Mature

1171. Irish McCalla

1172. Marisa Mell

1173. Midnight Cowboy

1174. Toshiro Mifune and Ben Gazzara

1175. Vera Miles

1176. Vera Miles

1177. Ray Milland

1178. Hayley Mills

1179. John Mills

1180. Sal Mineo

1181. Mission: Impossible

1182. Thomas Mitchell

1183. Yves Montand

1184. Clayton Moore

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1185. Audie Murphy MB $100

1186. Audie Murphy MB $200

1187. Alan Napier MB $100

1188. Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway

1192. The Odd Couple

1189. David Niven

1190. Una O’Connor

1191. Maureen O’Sullivan

1193. Our Gang: Darla Hood

1194. Al Pacino

1195. Geraldine Page

1197. Brad Pitt

1198. Roman Polanski

1199. Luise Rainer

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1201. Luise Rainer MB $100

1202. Ella Raines MB $100

1203. Marjorie Rambeau MB $200

1204. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce MB $100

1205. Martha Raye

1206. Robert Redford

1207. Robert Redford

1208. Donna Reed

1209. Steve Reeves

1210. Max Reinhardt

1211. Diana Rigg MB $100

1212. Jason Robards and Martin Sheen

1215. Harold Russell

1216. Jane Russell

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1213. Edward G. Robinson MB $100

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1214. Ginger Rogers MB $100

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1217. Sabu

1218. Eva Marie Saint

1219. Albert Salmi

1220. George Sanders

1221. George C. Scott

1222. Zachary Scott

1223. Alastair Sim

1224. Steven Spielberg

1225. Barbara Stanwyck MB $100

1226. Star Trek: Gene Roddenberry

1227. Star Trek: Shatner and Nimoy

1228. Bob Steele

1229. James Stewart and George Burns

1230. James Stewart and Glynis Johns

1231. James Stewart

1232. James Stewart

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1233. James Stewart

1234. James Stewart

1235. Woody Strode

1236. Gloria Stuart

1237. Gloria Stuart

1238. Gloria Swanson

1239. Shirley Temple

1240. Shirley Temple

1241. Ann Todd

1242. Lana Turner

1243. Lana Turner

1244. Lana Turner

1245. Lana Turner

1246. Vivian Vance

1247. King Vidor

1248. Erich von Stroheim

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1249. Erich von Stroheim

1250. Robert Wagner

1251. Robert Walker

1252. Eli Wallach

1253. Ethel Waters, Agnes Moorehead, and Cedric Hardwicke

1254. John Wayne: Jack Pennick

1255. Orson Welles

1256. Billy Wilder

1257. Gene Wilder

1258. ‘Big Boy’ Williams

1259. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

1260. Jane Withers

1263. Fay Wray

1264. Loretta Young

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1261. Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger MB $100

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1262. Wizard of Oz: Ray Bolger MB $100

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sports 1265. Grover Cleveland Alexander. One

of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, he won 30 games each season from 1915 to 1917 and led the league in ERA five times. No other National League pitcher has surpassed his marks of 373 victories and 90 shutouts. Vintage ballpoint signature, “G. C. Alexander,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1266. Abe Attell. Boxing

Hall of Famer (1883–1970) who was featherweight boxing champion of the world from 1901–1912. Attell later became one of the instigators of the 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal. Glossy 10 x 8 photo of a reunion of boxers, signed in blue ink by Abe Attell, K. O. Phil Kaplan, and two others. In fine condition, with a crease to the upper left corner and slight brushing to Attell’s signature. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Pres. Harding handing me the golf cup for the American Open Championship which I won in 1921” 1268. Jim Barnes.

Leading figure in the early years of professional golf in the United States (1886– 1966) who won the first two PGA Championship tournaments. Uncommon ALS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, December 10, 1952. Letter to Bill Schroeder of the Helms Athletic Foundation. In part: “Glad you rec’d the golf club which I sent to you and also the photo of Pres. Harding handing me the golf cup for the American Open Championship which I won in 1921.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, two partial punch holes to bottom edge, and a staple to the upper left corner. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The 1937 All-Stars featuring eleven Hall of Famers, including Ruth, Ott, Collins, Frisch, and Waner 1267. Baseball: 1937 All-Stars. Of-

ficial Reach American League (Harridge) baseball signed in black ink on the sweet spot and side panels by 15 members of the 1937 AL and NL AllStar teams, including 11 who went on to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Signers are: Babe Ruth, Mel Ott, Eddie Collins, Frank Frisch, Paul Waner, Earl Averill, Carl Hubbell, Connie Mack, Billy Herman, Johnny Mize, William Harridge, Pepper Martin, Rip Collins, Billy Jurges, and Frank Demaree. Exhibits possible game use and below Jurges’s signature is a period notation in an unknown hand which reads, “All Star Game 1937.” The Ruth and Harridge signatures are over the league stamp, which is faded and only slightly visible, not affecting their appearance. In very good condition, light scattered surface loss (affecting portions of the Mack and Martin signatures, and the top of the “R” in “Ruth”), overall soiling, and most signatures light but legible; however, the most desirable signatures—Ruth, Ott, Collins, and Frisch—remain particularly bold. The 1937 All-Star Game, which the American League won 8 to 3, was particularly memorable, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt threw out the first pitch and Averill hit a line drive that struck Dizzy Dean’s foot, breaking his toe. A truly spectacular memento from the game, this baseball is especially exceptional as it is the only one to pair Ruth and Ott in combination that we have ever encountered. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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1269. James J. Braddock. Uncommon 6.75 x 10.75 magazine photo of Braddock in a pugilistic pose, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To John Shannon, a great fellow, Best Wishes, James J. Braddock.” Affixed to an off-white 8.5 x 10.5 sheet. In fine condition, with trimmed edges and a PSA/DNA label affixed to the lower right corner. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Remarkable vintage assemblage of Dodgers greats, with Robinson, Campanella, Koufax, Drysdale, and Hodges 1272. Brooklyn Dodgers. Vintage ballpoint signatures of 17

members of the 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers team on both sides of a 5.25 x 3.5 postcard depicting Milwaukee’s Hotel Schroeder. Signers on the reverse are Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Walter Alston, Clem Labine, Carl Erskine, Don Newcome, Don Bessent, Charlie Neal, Sal Maglie, Rocky Nelson, and Ken Lehman, and signed on the reverse by Gil Hodges, Rube Walker, Ransom Jackson, and Roger Craig. Notation to upper right corner indicates that the signatures were acquired on July 12, 1956, when the Dodgers played the Braves in Milwaukee. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce photo of “Tommy Burns, The Old Champ” 1270. Tommy Burns. Boxing

Hall of Famer (1881–1955) who was heavyweight boxing champion of the world from 1906 through 1908. Vintage glossy 3.75 x 5 photo of Burns in a pugilistic pose, signed in fountain pen, “Tommy Burns, 1947, 1908.” Burns also penned an ALS on the reverse of the photo, signed “Tommy Burns, The Old Champ,” dated June 20, 1947, in part: “This is taken from the picture you sent me through my daughter.” A couple diagonal creases to the top, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1273. Tommy Burns. ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, September 5, 1953. Letter to an admirer. In full (spelling and grammar retained): “Inclosed find photo of when I was worlds champion and 3 or 4 cards, to give to those who really want health—with a little inward smile of love that good kind gentle feeling of love divine for everyone, no matter what they have done or said to you, which expresses in your face—will heal all disease; as the electrons in every cell of your body responds to your thoughts & feelings, there is no human being up in the sky to heal you, we are the creators & we must do it ourself by our own good feeling from that little inward smile of love that expresses in our face. That is the truth about life. Now you have the key to all health.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Carnera’s final wrestling application 1273. Primo Carnera. Partly-

printed DS, one page, 8.5 x 13, January 23, 1962. State Athletic Commission of California application for renewal of his wrestler’s license, filled out in another hand with Carnera’s information, including “Present occupation: Wrestler” and “Ring weight: 264,” and signed at the conclusion in ballpoint by Carnera. A vintage glossy photo of the shirtless Carnera wearing a victory sash is stapled to the upper left corner. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/ DNA. This was the last application Carnera filed with the state. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Despite being “in and out of hospital a couple of times,” Cobb still responds to his fans 1275. Ty Cobb. ALS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, October 1, 1960. Response to an admirer. In part: “Your letter was buried in lots of mail which came to me while in and out of hospital a couple of times, I am sorry for delay.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1276. Ty Cobb.

Vintage green fountain pen signature, “Ty Cobb,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1277. James J. Corbett. Superb

vintage glossy 8 x 10 formal portrait of Corbett, signed and inscribed in bold black ink, “To my friend William Avanzi, with best regards, Jas. J. Corbett, Mar. 22/29.” A small tear to the lower left border (not extending into image), some slight surface spotting to the face area, and unobtrusive creases to corner tips, otherwise fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1278. James J. Corbett. ALS

signed “Jas. J. Corbett,” one page, 6 x 7.5, wife’s personal letterhead, April 18, 1926. In full: “Am very sorry to say I will not close my season till around first of June but may be some time next season when I am playing Phila. we might arrange it.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1279. Julian Curtiss.

Pioneering promoter of golf in the United States and president of the Spalding sports equipment company (1858– 1944), he designed the first basketball in association with James Naismith. Rare DS, signed “J. W. Curtiss,” one page, 8 x 13, October 10, 1922. A. G. Spalding & Bros. document appointing H. Boardman Spalding as “its true and lawful attorney, with power of substitution, for it, and in its name to vote as its proxy, at the meeting of the stockholders of…Wright & Ditson.” Signed at the conclusion by Curtiss as the company’s president and countersigned by a secretary. In fine condition, with a tiny tear to top edge. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1280. Babe Didrikson Zaharias. TLS

signed “‘Babe’ D. Zaharias,” one page, 7 x 10.5, personal letterhead, October 12, 1954. Brief letter to an admirer. In full: “Thank you very much for your kind, thoughtful letter of the 4th of October. It is greatly appreciated.” Two moderate blocks of toning to the lower portion (affecting the bottom of the signature), otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope and a newspaper clipping. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Ninety-seven insightful pages—all of which are boldly signed by the legendary heavyweight—of a working manuscript for his 1977 autobiography, Dempsey 1281. Jack Dempsey. Typed manuscript of the first eight chapters of Dempsey, co-written with Barbara Piatelli Dempsey, 97 pages, 8.5 x 11. Each page is signed at the bottom in blue felt tip by Dempsey approving the copy on each page. Manuscript begins, “I have started this book many many times and each time either I didn’t know where to start or something came up which made it impossible. I have had such a tumultuous and exciting life that writing it down in decent order is a major feat. Since I am a simple man I’ll begin where I think it is best—at the beginning.” A few of the pages are also notated in blue ballpoint in an unknown hand (possibly Piatelli’s), making small changes to the text. In fine condition, with text of a couple pages light, but still legible. Completed in 1977 with the help of his step-daughter Barbara, Dempsey tells the story of the poor Colorado coal miner’s rise to fame in his own words. Along with a highly personal account of his life as a movie star (offering a low opinion of his own ability and unfortunate high-pitched voice), and his brushes with the law, he offers a unique view of the some of the most dramatic moments of his career: the day he won the championship fight against Willard, the day Firpo knocked him out of the ring, and the ‘long count’ bout against Tunney. This manuscript, noticeably different from the published version, offers a remarkable look into the champion fighter’s life, and with Dempsey signing nearly a hundred times, is an incredible rarity. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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1285. Four Horsemen: Elmer Layden.

College Football Hall of Famer (1903–1973) who comprised one quarter of the famed Four Horsemen of Notre Dame. Vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “Good Luck ‘Chip,’ from Elmer Layden,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. Encapsulated in a plastic Beckett/JSA authentication holder. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1286. Jimmie Foxx.

Vintage fountain pen signature, “Jimmie Foxx,” on an off-white 4.75 x 2 slip. Nicely custom-matted and framed with a Perez-Steele card of Foxx to an overall size of 9.5 x 11.5. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1282. Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Vintage admission pass to the

Woodland Golf Club in Auberndale, Massachusetts, for the Women’s Eastern Open Championship, May 28, 1950, 3 x 6.25, signed on the reverse in pencil, “Babe D. Zaharias.” Also signed in pencil by golfer Marlene Bauer. In very good condition, with various pencil notations to both sides, and a bit of paper loss to top edge. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1283. Enzo Ferrari. Uncom-

mon matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of Ferrari in sunglasses, signed in purple felt tip, “Ferrari.” In fine condition, with a couple trivial creases to top right corner, and a hint of silvering to bottom. Signed photos of Ferrari are quite elusive and, appropriately, aggressively pursued. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1287. Walter Hagen.

Signed book: The Walter Hagen Story. First edition, first printing. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1956. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 342 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in blue ballpoint, “To my very dear friend H. ‘Pat’ Norton, Golfingly, Walter Hagen, 1957.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

One of heavyweight boxing’s most elusive champions 1284. Bob Fitzsimmons. New Zealand boxer (1863–1917) who made boxing history as the sport’s first three-division world champion. Scarce vintage fountain pen signature, “Merrily yours, Robert Fitzsimmons,” on an off-white, 6.75 x 2.5, lightly-lined clipped slip. In fine condition, with scattered foxing. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1288. Rogers Hornsby. Vin-

1290. Rogers Hornsby. Color vintage 8 x 10.75 magazine photo showing an artist’s rendition of Hornsby in various poses, signed in blue ballpoint, “Sincerely, Rogers Hornsby.” In fine condition, with a trimmed left edge and small areas of paper loss to two corner tips. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

tage fountain pen signature, “Rogers Hornsby,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA..............…(MB $200)

Exceptionally desirable Albertype Hall of Fame card 1291. Jimmie Foxx. Uncommon Albertype Type II Hall of Fame

plaque card, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ink, “To Earle, a fine young man—Regards, Jimmie Foxx.” Overall toning, light dings and creases to corners, a few small areas of tape remnants to both sides, and an ink mark and two areas of surface loss to the front, otherwise very good condition. These Albertype cards were produced from 1945 through 1952 and sold at Hall of Fame in Cooperstown; signed examples are highly sought after due to their scarcity. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The ‘Big Train’ honors baseball’s centennial

1289. Walter Johnson. FDC with a cachet honoring the 100th

anniversary of baseball, signed in the upper left in fountain pen. In very good condition, with uniform toning, a few scattered creases, and a pencil address in an unknown hand. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Jones’s hole-by-hole analysis of his Masters course

1292. Bobby Jones. Signed book: Golf Is My Game. Later printing. NY: Doubleday and Company, 1960. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 255 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, with a middle-age signature, “For Howard Hamell, with best regards, Bob Jones.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG-. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Extraordinary boxing content, penned as Kilrain prepares to face Sullivan in the last bare-knuckle bout 1293. Jake Kilrain.

ALS signed “Friend Jake,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, April 22, 1889. Letter to his friend and cornerman Johnny Murphy. In part: “I see by the papers here you are going to fight tall McCarthy of Jersey I wish you the best of good luck old boy get well and keep cool now is your chance to gain a big name as he is a good man with a big name my trip will be a failure as I must come home now and we can’t do anything in the way of showing we would have had a lot of money at the Smith Mitchell show but as you know Smith hurt his foot and he is still laid up with it I am coming home about the last week of May we could do good business over here if we had time to arrange some big shows if I beat J. S. I am going to Australia how is Jim Keenan and all the boys give him any kindest regards I was very sorry to hear of Jims sickness I hope he is well by this time…hoping you will win.” Attractively bound in a gilt-stamped leather folder. In fine condition, with a few stray ink marks to final page. An incredible letter mentioning his impending fight against “J. S.”—John L. Sullivan—which would take place on July 8, 1889, was the last world heavyweight championship prizefight decided with bare knuckles under London Prize Ring rules.Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1294. Vince Lombardi. Original unsigned

pencil sketch of a football play on a 7.75 x 9.5 page from a lined yellow legal pad, with several notations in Lombardi’s hand including, “Goal line—Bootleg.” In fine condition, with a James Spence authentication label affixed to lower corner. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1296. Sonny Liston.

Scarce and desirable vintage ink signature and inscription, “To Peter, from Sonny Liston,” on an off-white 4.75 x 5.25 sheet. In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges. A choice example with an inscription that could be easily matted out. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1295. Kenesaw M. Landis. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Kenesaw M. Landis, November 21, 1921,” at the bottom of an admirer’s letter, one page, 8.25 x 5.5, personal letterhead, November 16, 1921. In part: “Will not a most eminent judge and a fearless one too, as well as the big man in the base ball world kindly oblige me by sending his autograph.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through his middle initial). Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1299. Joe Louis. Signed book:

My Life Story. First edition. NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1947. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.5, 188 pages. Signed on the second free end page in fountain pen. Autographic condition: fine, with some scattered light toning. Book condition: VG-/G. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1297. 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)

1298. Rocky Marciano. Vin-

tage semi-glossy 8.25 x 11 Entwistle Manufacturing Corp. promotional photo of Marciano throwing a punch, signed and inscribed in blue b a l l p o i n t , “ To ‘Harry,’ the smart guy always alert, Rocky Marciano.” Noticeable overall creases and multiple tack holes to the top border, otherwise very good condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Candid snapshot of the ‘Brockton Blockbuster’ 1300. Rocky Marciano. Vin-

tage glossy 2.75 x 3.75 candid photo of Marciano with a police officer, signed at the bottom in black ink. Moderate soiling to borders and a few light creases, otherwise fine condition. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce twice-signed check from ‘Pistol’ Pete 1301. ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich. Personal check, 8.25

x 3, filled out and signed by Maravich, “Pete Maravich,” payable to cash for $250.00, October 6, 1986. Check is also endorsed on the reverse by Maravich. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from his wife, Jackie. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare check from the undefeated heavyweight champ, “Rocco Marchegiano” 1302. Rocky Marciano. Bank check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Marciano, “Rocco Marchegiano,” payable to Surfside Pool for $75, October 26, 1964. In fine condition, with expected bank stamps (slightly affecting the signature). This is the first Marciano check we have offered in over a decade. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Marciano meets the movies 1303. Rocky Marciano. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 Universal Pictures promotional photo of Marciano as he appeared in the 1960 film College Confidential, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Vince, Keep punching, Rocky Marciano.” Original press caption remains affixed to reverse. In fine condition, with a couple dings to top edge and light rippling to lower edge. This was the only Hollywood film in which Marciano acted. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1304. NY Yankees. Official limited edition Russell replica New York Yankees home baseball jersey, 4/99, with sewn on letters and numbers, signed in blue felt tip on the front by 26 members of the 1999 World Champion Yankees. Signers are: Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Paul O’Neill, Bernie Williams, Jeff Nelson, Joe Girardi, Chuck Knoblauch, Tino Martinez, Shane Spencer, Clay Bellinger, Jose Cardenal, Willie Randolph, Don Zimmer, Ricky Ledee, David Cone, Tony Cloninger, Allen Watson, Chad Curtis, Orlando Hernandez, Mike Stanton, Darryl Strawberry, Chris Chambliss, and Jason Grimsley. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1305. Thurman Munson. Ball-

point signature, “Thurman Munson,” on an offwhite 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard (postmarked November 1964), with two collector’s notations above and below signature. In fine condition, with a couple trivial ink spots to last name of signature. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Featuring four Hall of Famers and the very scarce Pipp 1306. NY Yankees Old-Timers. Official Reach

American League (Cronin) baseball signed in blue and black ink on the sweet spot and side panels by 18 Yankees greats, likely signed during a late-1950s or early-1960s oldtimer’s day. Signers are: Joe DiMaggio (ss), Wally Pipp, Bill Dickey, Phil Rizzuto, Lefty Gomez, Red Rolfe, Joe Dugan, Joe Page, Vic Raschi, Allie Reynolds, Spec Shea, Joe Collins, Bill Bevens, Joe Glenn, Jerry Coleman, Buddy Hassett, Tom Henrich, Charlie Keller, and one other. In very good condition, with light overall toning and soiling, the DiMaggio signature faded but legible, and slight haloing the majority of signatures. Pipp—the first baseman who lost his job to Lou Gehrig—is very scarce on signed baseballs. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1307. Pittsburgh Pirates.

Official Spalding National League (Giles) baseball signed in blue and black ink on the side panels by 18 members of the 1961 Pirates team. Signers include: Roberto Clemente, Harvey Haddix, Don Hoak, Vern Law, Roy Face, Dick Groat, Bill Virdon, Bob Friend, Gino Cimoli, Hal Smith, Joe Gibbon, Bob Skinner, Dick Schofield, Rocky Nelson, Gene Baker, Bob Oldis, Bill Burwell (2), and Frank Oceak. In very good condition, with most signatures faded but legible (including Clemente). Baseball also bears a clubhouse signature of Danny Murtaugh on the sweet spot. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare 1885 document from the early baseball star and sports gear magnate 1308. A. J. Reach. Extreme-

ly important baseball pioneer (1840–1928) who became one of the early stars in the National Association, and went on to become an influential executive, publisher, sporting goods manufacturer, and spokesman for the sport. Partlyprinted DS, one page both sides, 15.25 x 7.75, March 24, 1885. Stock certificate issued to Reach for 100 shares of common stock in the Saint Paul & Duluth Railroad Company, signed on the reverse in fountain pen by Reach. The receipt is affixed to the left edge of the certificate. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, scattered light toning and soiling, cancellation holes to left edge, and various expected stamps and notations. Accompanied by an internal receipt from the railroad company. Reach is quite difficult to find in any form. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Saving up to attend Notre Dame, Rockne completes a lengthy postal clerk exam 1309. Knute Rockne. Postal examination application and exam filled out and taken by the then 19-year-old Rockne. Included are the notarized two-page 8.5 x 14 Civil Service examination application, dated January 28, 1907, filled out and signed twice by Rockne, who answers over 30 questions regarding his personal history and background, including his age, birthplace, residence, current occupation “clerk,” current salary “$520,” and his health record. Signed at the conclusion, “Knute Rockne,” adding his mailing address underneath. The second page of the application bears two personal vouchers, filled out by acquaintances of Rockne attesting to his information and character; this page is also signed on the docket by Rockne, adding several other lines of information. Also included is Rockne’s seven page Post Office Service Clerk-Carrier Examination, given on February 7, 1907, completely filled out in Rockne’s hand, with the third page not present. First page bears printed instructions, with Rockne’s individual section scores listed at the bottom, as well as his total average percentage as “83.90.” The exam consisted of a 20-word spelling test, five math problems, a penmanship test for which he wrote a 17-line paragraph, a geography test, and an assessment of his ability to read addresses. The final page consists of personal questions regarding potential employment, where he requests a salary of $600. Old tape repairs to central horizontal folds, scattered toning, pencil notations and marks to pages, paper loss to application, punch hole to each top corner, and moderate handling wear, otherwise very good condition. Before he became college football’s ‘most-renowned coach,’ Rockne—at his father’s urging—applied for this job as a postal clerk. The results of this offered examination were good enough to earn him his $600 asking price beginning in March 1907. By age 22, with his pay now at $1,000, he had saved enough money to leave Chicago and head to South Bend, Indiana. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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1310. Jackie Robinson. Bank check, 6 x 2.5, filled out in type and signed by Robinson, “Jack R. Robinson,” payable to Charles J. Campbell for $20.00, dated 1972. Matted and framed with a team photo of the Dodgers and a letter of authenticity from his widow, Rachel Robinson, to an overall size of 26.25 x 17. In fine condition, with bank stamp to body over portion of first name and middle initial of signature. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Fantastic portrait of the ‘Sultan of Swat’ presented to the producer of Play Ball 1312. Babe Ruth. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 full-length

photo of Ruth taking a practice cut during spring training in St. Petersburg, Florida, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to Play Ball documentary producer Sam Abelow, “To Sam Abelow from Babe Ruth 1948.” In fine condition, with some light creasing to right side and a small rust mark to left border, not affecting the overall wonderful image. Accompanied by a copy of a full letter of authenticity from PSA/ DNA. Abelow had filmed an interview with Ruth for his documentary Play Ball which was televised on CBS on Saturday night, April 17, 1948, two days before Opening Day of the baseball season. Ruth died just four months later. A choice example of Ruth in his element, boasting a particularly bold signature, as well as a great baseball association. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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time owner of the New York Yankees (1867– 1939) best remembered for his purchase of Babe Ruth from the Red Sox; he was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013. TLS signed “Jacob Ruppert, Jr.,” one page, 8.25 x 7.25, Jacob Ruppert Brewer letterhead, December 20, 1909. Letter to Carl A. Loeffler. In part: “I sincerely hope that you will succeed in your efforts to gain the desired promotion. Should any letters referring to you reach me I will, agreeable to your request, forward them to you before answering the same.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). An uncommonly early letter from before his career as a baseball executive. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


1313. Babe Ruth. Off-white mailing en-

velope, 6.5 x 3.75, addressed in another hand to a young lady in Indianapolis, and bearing a November 8, New York, New York cancellation, signed in the upper left in fountain pen, “Babe Ruth.” In very good to fine condition, with a uniform block of toning over signature, a central vertical fold, and a slightly trimmed right edge. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

1314. Babe Ruth. Personal check, 8 x 3, filled out and signed by Ruth, “G. H. Ruth,” payable to Cash for $150.00, October 18, 1940. Attractively matted and framed with a vintage hand-drawn portrait of Ruth on the dugout steps to an overall size of 18 x 22. In fine condition, with expected cancellation holes and bank notations (none affecting the choice signature). Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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The ‘Babe’ as manager of the All-American Boys Baseball Game at the Polo Grounds 1315. Babe Ruth. Vintage glossy 8 x 10 com-

posite photo of Ruth, Carl Hubbell, and Gordy Maquire as members of the East baseball team playing in the All American Game at the Polo Grounds in New York on August 28, 1945, boldly signed in fountain pen, “Babe Ruth,” and also signed by Hubbell and Maquire. A slight brush to Ruth’s signature, slightly trimmed right edge, and a bit of ink transfer from another signature on top of photo, otherwise fine condition. During the mid-1940s, Esquire magazine inaugurated the All-American Boys Baseball Game, which was founded as a charitable event to inspire youthful interest in baseball programs. Active and retired Major League stars participated in the 1945 version of this much-anticipated contest, and the organizers even prepared special photo sheets that fans could use to obtain player autographs. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Outstanding signature obtained at Ebbets Field in 1938 1316. Babe Ruth. Perfect vintage fountain pen signature, “Babe Ruth,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient who acquired the signature in the rotunda of Ebbets Field before a game where Ruth was a coach for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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1317. Al Simmo n s. Un-

common bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Simmons, “Al. H. Simmons,” payable to Dr. Grafton T. Brown for $10, January 3, 1937. In fine condition, with expected bank stamps (red ink slightly affecting overall appearance) and cancellation holes (a couple through first letter of signature). Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1318. Sports Collection.

Collection of 155 items consisting of postcards, Hall of Fame cards, signatures, and signed photos, primarily of baseball players, with some football, hockey, and golf also included. Signers include: Red Auerbach, Sammy Baugh, A. B. Chandler, Roger Clemens, Ray Dandridge, Bob Doerr, Rick Ferrell, Charles Gehringer, Tommy Hearns, Carl Hubbell, Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter, Al Kaline, Stan Musial, Bobby Orr, Pee Wee Reese, Brooks Robinson, Enos Slaughter, Duke Snider, Willie Stargell, Bart Starr, and Ted Williams. In overall fine condition. A more comprehensive list is available online at RRauction.com.RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

“I have never been able to trace the family tree too far” 1 3 2 0 . Tr i s Speaker. TLS,

one page, 8.5 x 10.75, Cleveland Indians letterhead, June 4, 1958. Letter to Isabel Speaker of California. In part: “I will be unable to enlighten you as to whether or not there is any relation with your family. My father and his people came from Ohio in the early days of Texas pioneering, and I have never been able to trace the family tree too far, so I can’t give you any further information. Although the name is unusual, I haven’t found anyone who has been able to establish any relation with my family and theirs. However, I think there is nothing wrong in having relatives, and would like to know about it.” Affixed to a samesize scrapbook page. In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to the upper left corner and a couple small areas of subtle foxing. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The first Heavyweight Champion cautions his friend: “Don’t tell any one where I am” 1319. John L. Sullivan. Boxer known as the ‘Boston Strong Boy’ (1858–1918). Fighting on turf and with bare knuckles, Sullivan became the heavyweight champion of the world under the London Prize Ring rules by defeating Paddy Ryan on February 7, 1882. ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 6.5, hotel letterhead, May 31, 1910. Letter to John Wilson. In part: “Your letter reached me at this Hotel where I am stopping myself and wife will be delighted to see you old pal at any time before two in the day or eleven thirty at night just for the pleasure of pressing you by the hand and the wife as well don’t tell any one where I am.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The Bob Pistone collection amassed over almost half a century including Munson, Williams, DiMaggio, Ali, and Steve McQueen

1321. Sports and Celebrities Collection. Huge lifetime auto-

graph collection over 8,000 signatures amassed over almost 50 years from 1960–2008, most contained inside approximately 355 autograph albums along with hundreds of signed CDs and cassette boxes. Collection was compiled by New England collector and longtime sports fan Bob Pistone, who maintained season tickets for both the Boston Red Sox and Celtics, regularly visited New York and Los Angeles, as well as Florida for spring training. Traveling routinely by train and bus, many cold and wet hours were spent waiting for celebrity autographs, so much that he was later recognized by many stars for his patience and would eventually become friends with some stars, including Vincent Price and Jack Benny. Athletes include: Hank Aaron, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali, Andre the Giant, Arthur Ashe, Red Auerbach, Larry Bird (2), Lyman Bostock, Nestor Chylak, Rocky Colavito, Howard Cosell, Jack Dempsey, Joe DiMaggio, Don Drysdale, Whitey Ford, John Havlicek, Bobby Hull, Jackie Jensen, Magic Johnson, Deacon Jones, Jack Kemp, Billie Jean King, Don Larsen, Sal Maglie, Moses Malone, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Billy Martin (4), Kevin McHale, Thurman Munson (2), Curly Neal, Jesse Owens, Jim Palmer, Robert Parrish, Pee Wee Reese, Jerry Remy, Brooks Robinson, Warren Spahn, Luis Tiant, Dear Weaver, Ted Williams, and Carl Yastrzemski, in addition to numerous NBA, MLB, and NFL Hall of Famers.

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Musicians include: The Byrds, Tony Bennett, T. Bone Walker, Little Richard, Buddy Rich, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Paul Anka, The Platters, Paul Revere and hundreds of signed CDs and casette boxes. Notable actors and actresses Bob Pistone imaged above. include: Woody Allen, Desi Arnaz, Lauren Bacall, Lucille Ball, Ingrid Bergman (2), Milton Berle, Ray Bolger, Peter Boyle, Yul Brynner, George Carlin, Kevin Costner, Rodney Dangerfield, Jimmy Durante, Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Haley, Alan Jay Lerner, Steve McQueen, Jack Palance, Vincent Price, Ginger Rogers, Robert Shaw, Phil Silvers, Cheryl Tiegs, and Eli Wallach. Please be advised that extra shipping charges will apply due to the size of the collection. The sheer overwhelming volume of items and a number of unknown signers precludes a list, and interested parties are strongly advised to view the collection in person at our offices, as this collection is sold as is, and no returns will be accepted. In overall fine condition. A lifetime collection, carefully and methodically put together by a true fan, which, due to its enormity, may quite possibly contain further important signatures in addition to those already mentioned. RR Auction COA.‌(MB $500)


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Rare Wright & Ditson document, signed by its Hall of Fame founder 1323. George Wright. Baseball pioneer and Hall of Famer (1847–1937) who

helped define the shortstop position; he went on to enter the sporting goods business and founded Wright & Ditson, a famous purveyor of baseball, tennis, and golf equipment. Rare DS, signed “Geo. Wright,” one page, 8 x 11.75, February 19, 1927. Waiver of notice document for a special meeting of the “A. J. Reach, Wright & Ditson, Inc.” corporation, in which the board of directors agrees to “consent to the transaction of any business that may properly come before said meeting.” Signed at the conclusion in black ink by George Wright, J. A. Addelman, Charles B. Whitney, W. Wallace Furze, and Helen G. O’Neil. Permanently affixed to a larger ledger page, which bears another document signed by Addelman affixed to the reverse. Scattered wrinkles and light toning, and a tear to the top of the ledger page (not affecting the document itself), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1324. Irving Wright. Tennis player (1882–1953) who partnered with Molla Bjurstedt to win the 1917 US National Championship in mixed doubles by defeating Bill Tilden and Florence Ballin. Rare partly-printed DS, signed “Irving C. Wright,” one page, 8.25 x 7, March 2, 1933. Wright appoints “N. Streahl or T. D. Parkman attorney and agent for me and in my name, place and stead, to vote as my proxy at any election or meeting of Wright & Ditson.” Signed at the conclusion by Wright. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Rare document from the 1904 Olympics gold medalist in tennis 1325. Beals Wright. American tennis player (1879–1961) who won gold medals in both the singles and doubles competitions at the 1904 Olympic Games. Wright was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1956. Rare DS, signed “Beals C. Wright,” three pages, 9 x 11.75, December 30, 1924. Minutes of a meeting of the board of directors of Wright & Ditson. In part: “Mr. Morrell [sic] reported that the City of Boston has awarded to the Company a contract to supply certain Boston Schools with 144 sweaters…George Wright, President and/or John F. Morrill…is hereby authorized and empowered to make, enter into and sign a contract for said Wright & Ditson with the City of Boston.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Beals Wright as acting secretary. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Terrific letters from the pioneering coach, all with superb football content 1326. Glenn ‘Pop’ Warner. Fantastic archive of seven ALSs by Warner, six signed “Pop” and one unsigned, totaling 16 pages over 10 sheets, dated 1934 through 1937, with two written in pencil. Letters to other coaches, all with extremely good football content. One 1934 letter as head coach at Temple, in part: “I can’t see any team out there that can lick Stanford unless the Bears and Trojans make a helluva big improvement or catch Stanford on their heels…W. Va. made 16 first downs to 1 for Washington & Lee in beating them ten touchdowns to nothing, and Princeton just barely won over W & L…Holy Cross has a whale of a team and Bucknell, Carnegie Tech and Villanova are plenty tough especially the latter. We play Marquette this coming Saturday in Milwaukee and from all reports they are better than they have been.” Another, in which he draws a diagram of a play, in part: “Thanks for explaining the pass and play that has been taking your boys over the last chalk line. They work good. Here is about as good a play I can think of for the spot you asked about. It is easy to work up also with no double passing and little chance of a fumble.” A third, in part: “It was excellence in tackling and blocking that made the Carlisle teams good…I did not neglect the fundamentals…Having experimented, as you know, with several variations of the double wing and having watched other teams use different variations—one or two backs in the hole, balanced line…I have come to the positive conclusion that the close double wing with a tight 4 + 2 line is without doubt the most effective…that formation…might prove to be the very best offensive formation in football.” In a 1938 letter, he draws a formation and explains, in part: “We had a very satisfactory spring session and we learned and moved out about 25 plays from each of the following formations…I believe our offense from the close formation is much stronger…I also worked on a new punt formation which looks mighty good.” In overall fine condition. One letter is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA, and another is accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Accompanied by one retained copy of a TLS sent to Warner. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1328. Hank Aaron and Sadaharu Oh

1329. Hank Aaron and Sadaharu Oh

1330. Hank Aaron

1331. Hank Aaron

1332. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier

1333. Muhammad Ali

1334. Muhammad Ali

1335. Muhammad Ali

1336. Muhammad Ali

1337. Muhammad Ali

1338. Muhammad Ali

1339. Muhammad Ali

1340. Muhammad Ali

1341. Muhammad Ali

1342. Muhammad Ali

1343. Muhammad Ali

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1344. Ray Allen

1345. Lance Armstrong

1346. Athletes

1347. Ernie Banks

1348. Roger Bannister

1349. Red Barber

1350. Charles Barkley MB $100

1351. Baseball Hall of Famers

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1352. Baseball Hall of Famers

1353. Baseball Hall of Famers

1354. Baseball Hall of Famers

1355. Baseball Hall of Famers

1356. Baseball Hall of Famers

1357. Baseball Hall of Famers and Greats

1358. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club

1359. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club

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1360. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club

1361. Baseball: Negro League

1362. Basketball Hall of Famers

1363. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson

1364. Larry Bird

1365. Barry Bonds

1366. Jean Borotra

1367. Boston Red Sox

1368. Boston Red Sox

1369. Boxing

1370. James J. Braddock

1371. Tom Brady

1372. Martin Brodeur

1373. Martin Brodeur

1374. Kobe Bryant

1375. Max Carey

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1376. Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1377. Chicago Bulls

1378. Chicago Cubs

1379. Cincinnati Reds

1380. Fred Clarke

1381. Henri Cochet

1382. Henri Cochet

1383. Mickey Cochrane

1384. Jimmy Connors and Rod Laver

1385. Dave Cowens

1386. Joe Cronin

1387. Sidney Crosby

1388. Dallas Cowboys

1389. Sarah Palfrey Danzig

1390. Al Davis

1391. Dave DeBusschere

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1392. Jimmy Demaret MB $100

1393. Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney

1394. Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney

1395. Jack Dempsey

1396. Bill Dickey

1397. Joe DiMaggio

1398. Joe DiMaggio

1399. Joe DiMaggio

1400. Joe DiMaggio

1401. Joe DiMaggio

1402. Joe DiMaggio

1403. Joe DiMaggio

1404. Vince DiMaggio

1405. Leo Durocher

1406. John Elway

1407. Roy Emerson and Rod Laver

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1408. Patrick Ewing MB $100

1409. Brett Favre MB $100

1410. Curt Flood MB $100

1411. Football Hall of Famers MB $100

1412. Football: West Point Legends

1413. Clint Frank

1414. Harry Frazee

1415. Joe Frazier

1416. Joe Frazier MB $100

1417. Golf: World Championships

1418. Golfers

1419. Golfers

1420. Golfers: Palmer and Snead

1421. Lefty Gomez and Carl Hubbell

1422. Gail Goodrich

1423. Otto Graham

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1424. Hal Greer

1425. Wayne Gretzky

1426. Emile Griffith

1427. John Havlicek

1428. Hockey

1429. Gil Hodges

1430. Horse Racing

1431. Horse Racing

1432. Horse Racing: Edgar Prado

1433. Horse Racing: Triple Crown Winners

1434. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte

1435. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte

1436. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte

1437. Horse Racing: Velasquez and Cauthen

1438. Les Horvath

1439. Gordie Howe

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1440. Gordie Howe

1441. Gordie Howe

1442. Carl Hubbell

1443. Carl Hubbell

1444. Carl Hubbell

1445. Don Hutson

1446. Reggie Jackson

1447. LeBron James

1448. Larry Johnson MB $100

1449. Magic Johnson and Jerry West

1450. Magic Johnson

1451. Magic Johnson

1452. Magic Johnson

1453. Magic Johnson

1454. Randy Johnson

1455. Michael Jordan

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1456. Evel Knievel

1458. Sandy Koufax

1459. Sandy Koufax

1461. Tony Kubek and Phil Rizzuto

1462. Rene Lacoste and Jean Borotra

1463. Jake LaMotta and Lloyd Bridges

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1465. Leonard, Dandridge, and Ferrell

1466. Gus Lesnevich

1467. Los Angeles Lakers

1468. Joe Louis

1469. Louisville Cardinals

1470. Peyton Manning

1471. Mickey Mantle

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1460. Sandy Koufax MB $100

1464. Mario Lemieux

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1457. Olga Korbut MB $100

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1472. Mickey Mantle

1473. Mickey Mantle

1474. Mickey Mantle

1475. Mickey Mantle

1476. Roger Maris and Stan Musial

1477. Roger Maris

1478. Roger Maris

1479. Roger Maris

1480. Roger Maris

1481. Billy Martin MB $100

1482. Floyd Mayweather, Jr

1483. Joe McCarthy

1485. Rory McIlroy

1486. Chuck McKinley

1487. Michigan Wolverines Football

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1484. Willie McCovey MB $100

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1488. Reggie Miller

1489. Milwaukee Bucks

1490. Joe Montana

1491. Alonzo Mourning

1492. Stan Musial MB $100

1493. NBA: 50 Greatest Players 1946–1996

1494. NFL Rookie of the Year Nominees

1495. Notre Dame Heisman Winners

1496. Dirk Nowitzki

1497. NY Knicks

1498. NY Mets

1499. NY Mets

1500. NY Mets

1501. NY Yankees

1502. NY Yankees

1503. Shaquille O’Neal

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1504. Sadaharu Oh

1505. Hakeem Olajuwon

1506. Olympic Athletes

1507. Olympics 1996

1508. Bobby Orr

1509. Alexander Ovechkin

1510. Jesse Owens

1511. Satchel Paige

1512. Satchel Paige

1513. Arnold Palmer

1514. Arnold Palmer

1515. Arnold Palmer

1516. Robert Parish

1517. Walter Payton

1518. Walter Payton

1519. Pele

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1520. Philadelphia 76ers

1521. Philadelphia Phillies

1522. Maurice Richard

1523. Mariano Rivera

1524. Oscar Robertson

1525. Sugar Ray Robinson

1526. Alex Rodriguez

1527. Pete Rose

1528. Barney Ross

1529. Barney Ross

1530. Patrick Roy MB $100

1531. Jacob Ruppert and Ed Barrow

1534. San Diego Chargers

1535. Dolph Schayes

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1532. Bill Russell and Red Auerbach MB $100

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1533. CC Sabathia MB $100

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1536. Dolph Schayes

1537. Max Schmeling

1538. Mike Schmidt

1539. Milt Schmidt

1540. Michael Schumacher

1541. Jack Sharkey

1542. Jack Sharkey

1543. Buck Shaw

1544. Thomas Shibe

1545. Burt Shotton

1546. Don Shula

1547. Enos Slaughter

1548. Michael and Leon Spinks

1549. Casey Stengel

1550. John Stockton

1551. Nate Thurmond

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1552. Gene Tunney

1553. UCLA Basketball

1554. Harry Vardon

1555. Jersey Joe Walcott

1556. Doak Walker

1557. Mickey Walker

1558. Ted Williams

1559. Ted Williams

1560. Ted Williams

1561. Ted Williams MB $100

1562. John Wooden and Bill Walton

1563. John Wooden

1565. Wrestling

1566. Steve Yzerman

1567. Steve Yzerman

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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.

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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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