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RARE. REMARKABLE.


Molly Brown’s

silver loving cup is already on board

A golden opportunity for Titanic

consignors and collectors Once again, RR Auction is seeking rare, Titanic-related artifacts, ephemera, and documents for our next Titanic Auction that will be held in April of 2014. For a free consignment appraisal, email Bob Eaton at Bob.Eaton@RRAuction.com or call (603) 732-4280.


MA/Lic. #3214

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Contents Presidents & First Ladies ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3 Notables ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������45 Military ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 113 Space & Aviation �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 126 Art & Literature ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 140 Comic Art & Animation ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 179 Classic Music ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 182 Contemporary & Modern Music �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 216 Classic Entertainment ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 230 Sports ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 252 Terms & Conditions ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 271

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Robert S. Eaton Sr. 1940–2001


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

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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 beatles autographs

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 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 call (603) 732-4280


presidents & first ladies In search of two runaway servants, Washington announces a reward for their return, just hours after the Battles of Lexington and Concord

1. George Washington. Manuscript DS, signed

“G:o Washingto[n],” one page, 7.25 x 8.25, April 20, 1775. Draft for an ad to be published in the Virginia Gazette. In part (missing letters in brackets are from the published ad): “Forty Dollars [Reward] Ran away from the Subscriber…Thomas Spears…He is 5 feet 61⁄2 inches high, Slender made with light [co]loured hair, short, light grey or blue eyes—a little pock m[arked] and freckled. He was born in Bristol…rather slow in his manner of talking—he had on…a Coat Waistcoat & Breeches a light Coloured Waistcoat & Old leath[er] Breeches—check and Oznabrig shirts with Stockings…ribbed Ditto a hat almost & Oznabrig Trousers quite new—William Webster a Scotchman, 30 odd years of age & talks pretty broad. He is about five feet 6 inches high…light brown hair short a round face. He had a…coloured coat pretty much worn with black horn [b]uttons a Duffield Waistcoat Breeches like Spears Oznabrig Trousers & Oznabrig shirts. Whoever apprehends the said Servants & delivers them to me at my dwelling House in Fairfax County shal receive the above reward of Forty Dollars or Twenty Dollars for each.” Matted and framed with an image of Washington crossing the Delaware to an overall size of 18 x 27. Professional repairs to significant paper loss (affecting some words and last letter of signature), central vertical and horizontal folds, final letter of the signature in-painted with iron gall ink, and some toning and soiling, otherwise very good condition. The day after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Washington was busy handling the affairs of Mount Vernon, namely locating two recent runaway servants. Somewhat uneasy about keeping slaves (although he did own several), Washington kept a large number of indentured servants on his plantation to fulfill his need for skilled workmen—in this case Thomas Spears, a joiner, and William Webster, a brick-maker. Subjected to stringent regulations and compelled to complete their terms of service, they were pursued and brought back by force if they ran away, and the papers of the day were full of advertisements for such absconders. This ad written by Washington was printed in the May 4, 1775, edition of the Virginia Gazette, and again on the 12th, and the two men were returned to his plantation within the year. An interesting document, written just two months before he would find himself in command of the Continental Army. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Three-language ship’s paper issued to “the Experiment”

2. George Washington. Partial partly-printed DS as president, signed “Go: Washington,” one page, 12.5 x 8.5, circa 1795. Lower half of a three-language ship’s paper, with French on the left side, English in the center, and Dutch on the right, issued for the vessel “called the Experiment of Baltimore of the burthen of about sixty seven tons.” Signed at the very top by Washington (with just the lower half of his signature present), and countersigned by Secretary of State Edmund Randolph. Both affixed paper seals fully intact. Triple-matted and framed to an overall size of 22 x 18. In good condition, with repaired intersecting folds, multiple tears and staining at the beginning of Washington’s signature, and upper portion of Washington’s signature absent. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Goodspeed’s Book Shop, as well as an informational sheet about the vessel from the National Archives and Records Service. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Handsome pair of original Middleton chromolithographs of Stuart’s iconic Washington portraits 3. George and Martha Washington.

Two original color oval chromolithographic portraits of Gilbert Stuart’s portraits of George and Martha Washington by E. C. Middleton and Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. Each portrait measures approximately 14 x 17, and is affixed to its original wooden oval backing, with registration information printed on the reverse of both images. In very good condition, with George’s portrait partially separated from wood backing, scattered dings, small areas of surface loss and a small separation to George’s portrait, light discoloration to edges of both from previous display, and chips to the edges of canvas, which has separated from a few of the tacks. While many attempted to reproduce Gilbert Stuart’s famous Washington portraits, it wasn’t until 1863 that Elijah C. Middleton finally achieved a successful and highly appealing result. Developing a process that printed in colored oils on a section of canvas-backed paper (versus the standard method of lithographic ink on paper), Middleton created a softer and more authentic image. Registering his process in accordance with the copyright laws of the era (the information that is printed on the reverse), he began promoting his work with testimony from well-known Massachusetts politician and orator Edward Everett, and quickly became an early icon in the world of chromolithography. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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Boldly signed military land grant for service in the Continental Army 5. John Adams. Scarce

partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13 x 15, April 22, 1800. President Adams issues a land grant “in consideration of military service performed by Willis Wilson (a subaltern for three years)…in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment…there is granted by the United States…a certain tract of land, containing one thousand acres situate between the Little Miami and Sciota Rivers, north-west of the River Ohio.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Adams and countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering. Also signed on the reverse by Secretary of War James McHenry. White paper seal affixed to lower left remains fully intact with crisp points and a horizontal crease passing through the center. In very good condition, with moderate intersecting folds (a few small holes at intersections) and some mild soiling. The Virginia Military District land referred to here consisted of a tract in the southwestern part of the state that contained more than four million acres. After the Revolution, state officials used the land to award claims to veterans in exchange for their military service—and in lieu of payment. General George Washington had enticed residents to join the Continental Army by offering them large bounties in land in exchange for either three years of service or the duration of the war. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

America’s third and fourth presidents grant 1,000 acres of land for military service 6. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Partly-printed DS, signed “Th: Jefferson”

as president and “James Madison” as secretary of state, one page, 12.75 x 15, March 28, 1807. A grant for a 1000-acre parcel of land, issued to John Flemming, “a Major for three years,” under the provisions of “An Act to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment.” Signed at the conclusion by Jefferson and countersigned by Madison. Double-matted and framed with engraved portraits of both Jefferson and Madison to an overall size of 35.25 x 23. Intersecting folds, some scattered mild toning and wrinkling, Jefferson’s signature uniformly light, but still legible, with Madison’s signature also light, particularly last name, but still mostly legible. The white seal is worn and slightly creased, but still intact, otherwise very good condition. A desirable and handsomely presented presidential combination. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Beautiful presidential signature 7. John Adams. Choice ink signature as president, “John Adams,” on an off-white 8 x 3.5 slip clipped from a presidential document. Also signed by the secretary of state, “Timothy Pickering.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold passing beneath the signature and light circular area of toning. A scarce and superb example. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Madison abruptly suspends the ability to register foreign vessels, due to “multiplied abuses of the certificates”

8. James Madison. Printed DS, one page, 8 x 10, July 12, 1805. Department of State circular to the consuls and commercial agents of the United States. In part: “The multiplied abuses of the certificates which the Consuls of the United States were, by the instructions of the 1st August, 1801, authorized to give in the case of foreign vessels, purchased by a citizen of the United States, notwithstanding the precautions taken against them, have led to the conclusion, that a discontinuance of the certificates altogether, is the only effectual remedy. You will therefore forbear to grant any certificates whatever relative to such purchases, except to those who may satisfy you that the purchase was made without knowing this alteration in your instructions. Accordingly you will publicly advertise, that you are restrained from issuing certificates in such cases, with the sole exception just mentioned.” In fine condition, with three unobtrusive mailing folds and a small puncture to the right border. This circular relates to the consular ability to issue certificates confirming ownership of ships purchased abroad, allowing them to return to specific ports in the United States. A choice document with interesting content. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

9. James Madison. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 12.5 x 8.25, April 18, 1815. Land grant issued to Franz Germand for a quarter lot of land under “‘An act providing for the sale of the Lands of the United States in the Territory north-west of the Ohio, and above the mouth of the Kentucky River.’” Signed at the conclusion by Madison and countersigned by Josiah Meigs as commissioner of the General Land Office. Framed to an overall size of 16 x 13. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, and staining to horizontal edges, lightly affecting beginning of Madison’s signature. The white paper seal is intact and lightly toned. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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America’s British envoy to receive a supporter during a European visit 10. James Madison. ALS, one page, 7.5 x 10,

February 20, 1827. Letter to Mr. Gallatin in London. In full: “Mr. Holley, late President of the Transylvania University, being about to take a look at Europe, will pay his respects to you on his arrival in London. The claim giving to your civilities by the station he filled and the learned accomplishments which led to it, will be strengthened by his laudable desire to improve his fund of knowledge as a philosophical enquirer in other Countries, after having imparted the benefits of that fund to many youthful ones in his own. Allow me on this occasion to add another to the many assurances you have received of my great esteem & cordial regards.” Reverse bears an address panel in Madison’s hand to “Mr. Gallatin, Envoy Extraordinary & Minister Plenipotentiary of United States, London.” Double-matted and framed (so both sides may be viewed) with a color portrait of Madison to an overall size of 18 x 15.25. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered light toning and soiling, a brush to last few letters of signature, and an old ink notation along top edge. Holley had resigned from the university after tensions between him and the the school’s conservative Presbyterian leadership reached a boiling point. A great example of Madison’s political influence, even after having left office 10 years earlier. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

11. James Monroe. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 13 x 8, December 8, 1819. President Monroe grants 160 acres of land in Ohio to John Robinson of Dearborn County. Signed at the conclusion by Monroe and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Josiah Meigs. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, a few small separations along folds, and expected light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

12. John Quincy Adams. Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 15.5 x 9.25, April 2, 1827. Land grant issued to Alexander Douglas of Florida for 78 acres of land in the Florida territory. Signed at the conclusion by Adams and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. Intersecting folds, expected light rippling, and handwritten portions of document a shade or two light, otherwise fine condition. The white wafer seal is worn, but intact, and Adam’s signature is quite bold. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Eyeing a potential conversion to the metric system, Adams questions discrepancies in measurements 13. John Quincy Adams. LS, boldly signed in black ink as secretary of state, “John Quincy Adams,” one page, 7.5 x 12.5, May 1, 1821. Retained copy of a letter to Albert Gallatin in Paris, marked at the top, “Duplicate.” In part: “I have the honor of enclosing herewith a copy of the report upon Weights and Measures submitted to both Houses of Congress…You will see by the account of Mr. Hassler’s measurement of several standard metres and toises, upon Troughton’s scale, that in the comparison between the English foot and the metre, he has come to a result intermediate between 39.37079 of Captain Kater and 39.3824 or 39.3827 of Prony and the French Academy. He finds it 39.3802. In the weight of kilogramme and the capacity of the litre I still find great uncertainty. You mention in one of your letters that by the weight of the English Sovereigns recoined at the mint in Paris…My conclusions from all this are that the kilogramme at all events falls a little short of 15440 grains troy. I hope to ascertain it with more perfect accuracy on receiving the copies of the platina metre and killogramme from France.” Matted and framed, so both sides are visible, with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 20 x 17.5. In fine condition, with some light show-through from writing on opposite side. Europe was in the midst of adopting new units of measurement based on the metric system. France, Germany and the Netherlands had all turned to similar units, which would not become one single standard until 1867. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

14. John Quincy Adams. Self-contained partial partly-printed DS as president, signed “J. Q. Adams,” one page, 10 x 3, November 1, 1825. Lower portion of a land grant signed by Adams and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham. Matted and framed with a period engraving of Adams to an overall size of 20.5 x 12. In fine condition, with three vertical folds. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Convening the Senate “to receive any communication the President of the United States may think it his duty to make” 15. 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)

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16. Andrew Jackson. Partly-printed DS as president, one page,

15.5 x 9.5, June 25, 1831. President Jackson grants 80 acres of land in Alabama to Benjamin Clements. Signed at the conclusion by Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Elijah Hayward. Vertical folds, handwritten portions fairly light, but still mostly legible, some paper loss to edges, and soiling along bottom, some affecting end of signature, otherwise very good condition. The seal is slightly worn and toned, but intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Writing to his successor, “Martin Van Buren, President of the U . States” 17. Andrew Jackson.

Full handaddressed transmittal cover, measuring 9.75 x 7.5 unfolded, with address panel measuring 5 x 3, addressed by Jackson to, “Martin Van Buren, President of the U. States—Washington City, by Master G. Marshall.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

18. Martin Van Buren.

ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 4.75 x 7.75, December 1, 1852. Letter complying with an autograph request. In full: “I comply with much pleasure, my dear Miss Lee, with the request with which you have honored me.” Intersecting folds, a few creases, and scattered light soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

19. John Tyler. Partly-

printed vellum DS as president, signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 11.25 x 8, October 12, 1842. President Tyler appoints Richard F. Dunn as “a Gunner in the Navy of The United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Tyler and Secretary of the Navy Abel P. Upshur. Seal is absent. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), light scattered creases and toning, and mild overall foxing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

20. Sarah Polk. Wife

of President James K. Polk (1803– 1891) and first lady from 1845 to 1849. Ink signature, “Mrs. James K. Polk, ‘Polk Place,’ Sept. 16, 1885,” on an off-white 4 x 2.5 card. In fine condition, with light scattered soiling. Accompanied by one of her personal calling cards, 4.25 x 2.75, on which she has written, “Compliments & respects, Oct. 29, 1888.” Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

21. Millard Fillmore.

Ink franking signature, “Free, M. Fillmore,” on an off-white 5 x 1.25 slip clipped from an envelope, postmarked September 22, Buffalo, New York, and also stamped “Free.” A central vertical fold, “1856” added in pencil to the postmark, tear to left edge, and mounting remnant to top left, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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22. Millard Fillmore. Ink

signature, “I am truly yours, Millard Fillmore,” on an off-white 3 x 1 slip clipped from the closing of a letter. In fine condition, with a light vertical fold through first letter of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I regret to say that it is out of my power to furnish you General Taylor’s autograph”

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

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

23. Millard Fillmore.

ALS, one page, 4 x 6, November 23, 1853. Fillmore writes a collector who requested the autograph of his predecessor. In full: “I regret to say that it is out of my power to furnish you General Taylor’s autograph.” Letter is affixed to a sheet and matted and framed with a portrait of Fillmore to an overall size of 11.25 x 20. In fine condition, with a small hole to left side and some light showthrough from writing on reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

24. Franklin Pierce.

26. James Buchanan. Full hand-addressed free frank, measuring 10 x 8 unfolded, with center panel measuring 5 x 3, addressed in Buchanan’s hand to: “B. S. Bonsall, Esquire, Philadelphia,” and franked at the top, “Free, James Buchanan.” Panel is postmarked “City of Washington, April 3,” with a light “Free” stamp under signature. In fine condition, with some mild toning along folds, a few pencil notations to edges, and expected paper loss from red wax seal. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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)

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Officer appointment in the Volunteer Reserve Corps

27. Abraham Lincoln. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 13.25 x 17.75, August 1, 1864. President Lincoln appoints Dennis Hallman a “Second Lieutenant in the Volunteer Reserve Corps in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 23.75 x 28.5. Intersecting folds, some handwritten portions of text very light, but mostly legible, and moderate toning and foxing, otherwise very good condition. The green seal is worn, but intact. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Highly decorative 1865 Emancipation Proclamation broadside by Gilman Russell 28. Abraham Lincoln. Scarce lithographic broadside of the Emancipation Proclamation, 21 x 27.5, with “The original entirely designed and executed with a Pen by Gilman R. Russell,” printed near the bottom, and printed by Duvall & Son in 1865. Broadside features a full-length image of Lincoln in the center, his right hand resting on the manuscript of the Proclamation. The entire Proclamation is printed behind Lincoln, with an upper border featuring an American eagle, Lady Justice, and a slave, with the bottom bordered by a floral wreath. Framed to an overall size of 25.25 x 31.5. A repaired central vertical tear to top portion, scattered toning, staining, and soiling, chip to top edge, and several other repaired tears, otherwise very good condition. Russell was a self-proclaimed ‘professor of penmanship’ and designed this celebratory portrait, producing a very similar tribute to George Washington and the Declaration of Independence two years later. A visually-striking piece of one of the most important executive orders ever, featuring a stately image of Lincoln. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Signature from the waning months of the war 29. Abraham Lincoln. Ink signature, as president, “A. Lincoln, March 9, 1865,” on an

off-white 2.25 x .75 slip affixed to a slightly larger card. Light overall toning from previous display and a few spots of slightly heavier toning around end of signature and date, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

The president restores peace with Peru at the height of the Civil War 30. Abraham Lincoln. Rare wardated partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10, May 19, 1863. President Lincoln approves an international agreement, in part: “I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to my Proclamation of the Convention between the United States and Peru concluded on 20 December, 1862.” In fine condition, with faint toning along a horizontal fold passing through Lincoln’s signature. In 1860, when two American vessels, the ‘Lizzie Thompson’ and ‘Georgiana,’ were found loading their ships with guano—Peru’s largest export and a declared article of contraband at the time—the Peruvian government captured and confiscated both, leading President Buchanan to break off diplomatic relations. As hostilities grew over the next two years, the stage was set for a foreign war, which some people hoped would unite the North and South. Always the diplomat, however, Lincoln reversed his predecessor’s policy and reestablished friendly relations, sending an envoy to Lima for the December 20, 1862, convention announced in this document. There the two nations agreed to appoint the King of Belgium as a ‘friendly arbitrator’ in the matter; when he returned judgment in favor of Peru, Lincoln immediately bowed to the Peruvian contention, settling the matter finally and peacefully. A rare document marking an interesting event in war-torn America’s international relations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Lincoln cuts a hefty check to the dry goods store where he was later informed of his presidential nomination 31. 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)

32. Andrew Johnson.

Ink signature, “Andrew Johnson,” on an off-white 3 x 1 slip affixed to a 3 x 1.5 off-white card. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare post-Civil War naval appointment from Grant 33. U. S. Grant. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 14.5 x 18.5, March 21, 1870. President Grant appoints George J. Barry “a Chief Engineer in the Navy…in the service of the United States.” Signed at the conclusion by Grant and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy George M. Robeson. Matted to an overall size of 20.5 x 24.5. Intersecting folds, some scattered light wrinkling, and Grant’s signature a couple of shades light, but still quite prominent, otherwise fine condition. The blue seal is uniformly worn, but intact. Following the Civil War, the mighty US Navy—one of the most important factors in the Union’s victory—was greatly neglected. With the exception of a few scattered incidents, the Navy did not see military action again until the Spanish-American War in 1898, making this post-Civil War document highly desirable. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce free-franked Executive Mansion envelope sent to his secretary of state

34. U. S. Grant. Free-franked Executive Mansion mailing

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

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39. Rutherford B. and Lucy Hayes. Original

35. U. S. Grant. Ink signature, “U. S. Grant,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.75 card. Framed with a color portrait of Grant on the battlefield to an overall size of 13.25 x 17. In fine condition, with a bit of mild toning. Precertified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

36. Rutherford B. Hayes. Ink signature,

signed ink sketch of two crossed leaves, done in an unknown hand, with a presentation written inside the leaves which reads, “Emmie Ten Braeck from Father, January 28th, 1878, Washington, D. C.,” on an off-white 5.75 x 7.5 sheet. Signed at the top, “R. B. Hayes,” and at the bottom, “Lucy W. Hayes.” Sketch is affixed to an identical size sheet of red cardstock. In fine condition, trimmed edges. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“R. B. Hayes,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. In very good condition, with clipped corners and scattered toning and soiling, heavier under signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

37. Rutherford B. Hayes. Choice ink sig-

nature, “Rutherford B. Hayes,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2 card. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

40. James A. Garfield. Handwritten telegram, in pencil, signed “J. A. Garfield,” one page, 8.5 x 5.5, Departmental Telegraph Lines letterhead, no date. Garfield telegrams Mr. Helm, in full: “Do you print a Record next Monday? Why not put our Speeches in that? Answer—.” Signed at the conclusion, “J. A. Garfield,” and also signed “Lamar.” Lamar was a Democratic Representative from Mississippi who, after serving the Confederacy in the Civil War, returned to Washington to hold positions in both the House and Supreme Court. Central vertical fold, small hole to center of page, and uniform toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

41. James A. Garfield. Ink sig-

38. Rutherford B. Hayes. Brief ALS signed “R. B. Hayes,” one

page, 4.5 x 2.5, October 26, 1881. Short letter to an admirer. In full: “It gives me great pleasure to comply with the request contained in your valued favor of the 24th instant.” Letter is affixed to a 6.5 x 4 album page. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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nature, “James A. Garfield, Hiram, Ohio,” on an off-white 5.5 x 3 slip. In fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Senator Conkling is too busy preparing for the 1880 election to speak in Brooklyn 42. Chester A. Arthur. LS signed “C. A. Arthur,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, State of New York Republican State Committee letterhead, September 2, 1880. Letter to A. Daggett declining an invitation for a senator. In part: “I regret to say that I do not think it possible for Senator Conkling to speak in Brooklyn or elsewhere before September 13th—the last date named in your letter. We hope to have him open the campaign here—but hardly before the 15th of September, because his professional engagements prevent.” Letter is affixed to a larger mount and framed to an overall size of 9.5 x 13. A bit of light feathering to signature and show-through from tape on reverse at corners, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

43. Grover Cleveland. Engraved portrait of the exterior of the White House, 4.75 x 3.5, signed under the image, as president, “Grover Cleveland, March 1, 1897.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

44. Grover and Frances Cleveland. Two Executive Man-

sion cards, individually signed in black ink, “Grover Cleveland,” and “Frances F. Cleveland.” Both are matted and framed with two book portraits of Grover, a small plaque, and the seldom-seen Executive Mansion mailing envelope to an overall size of 16.25 x 21. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I have never been able to suppose that anyone believed that I was dishonest or self-serving in the discharge of the duties pertaining to the great office of President”

45. Grover Cleveland. Excellent ALS from Cleveland to Frank M. Thorn of New York. ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 6.75, November 26, 1903. In full: “I have received the copies of ‘What’s the use?’ which you sent me, and have read the Horvath article with indignant amazement, and your reply, (not altogether correct in some small details), with grateful satisfaction.

Somehow I have never been able to suppose that anyone believed that I was dishonest or self-serving in the discharge of the duties pertaining to the great office of President; and it has never seemed to me that any decently inclined man needed any assurance from me on that subject. I have often wished that any word spoken and every act done in the transactions upon which scandalous charges against me are dirtily based, could have been heard and seen by every American citizen. In this condition of mind I have not been able to bring myself to the humiliation and degradation of pleading my honesty. Through some tribulation I have been able there for [sic] to keep my faith in the American people as ‘the best people in the world.’ I have no idea that Mr. Horvath believes what he has written; and I am usually able to look upon such deliverances as his, as a sort of adulteration or allay of American decency which prevents our people from being ‘too good to live.’ I certainly have no occasion to feel cast down on account of the silly attacks of the ‘base sort,’ in the light of the recent evidence of just and generous appreciation of my work among those amenable to American manliness and fair play. And a man should be abundantly satisfied when added to this there are those so friendly and so competent as you, at hand, to stand up in his defense. You have certainly done me no small service; and I thank you for it from the bottom of my heart.” In fine condition, with a tiny edge separation at horizontal mailing fold. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Cleveland’s hand. After stirring up the Buffalo newspaper scene writing under the pen names Hy Slocum, Frank Clive, and possibly Carl Byng—frequently contributing to the Buffalo Express before being banned from the paper by co-owner Samuel Clemens—New York attorney Frank Manly Thorn turned his attention to Democratic politics. After years of campaigning for local fellow attorney-turned-President Grover Cleveland, Thorn was appointed chief clerk of the Internal Revenue Bureau, a position he held through Cleveland’s first administration. Returning to his home in New York at the end of the 1880s, Thorn remained a dedicated supporter, combining his friendship, political interest, and writing ambitions into frequent publications defending Cleveland’s reputation. A wonderfully heart-felt letter from Cleveland regarding the publication ‘What’s the use?’—one of Cleveland’s most famous quotes regarding the presidency—to his longtime friend and supporter, in his corner for over two tumultuous decades. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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46. Benjamin Harrison. Original glossy

49. William McKinley. Ink signature,

“Yours very truly, W. McKinley,” on an offwhite 4.25 x 2.75 State of Ohio Executive Chamber card. Light overall soiling, not affecting the legibility of the bold signature and sentiment, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

4.25 x 6.25 cabinet photo by Merritt Studios of Washington, D. C., signed on the mount in black ink, “Benj. Harrison, Feby 22, 1895.” Mild block of toning over signature, a few dings and surface marks to image, and mounting remnants along two edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

50. William McKinley.

47. Benjamin Harrison. Bank

check, 7 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Harrison, “Benj. Harrison,” made payable for $7.00, October 16, 1888. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, and expected bank stamps and cancellation cuts (close to but not affecting the signature). RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

48. William McKinley. ALS signed “Wm.

McKinley, Jr.,” one page, lightly-lined, 5.5 x 8.5, W. & A. McKinley, Attorneys at Law letterhead, Canton, Ohio, circa 1870s. Letter to friend and client Emma Hazlett regarding a property transaction. In part: “I have sold to the M. E. Church for 5000$—1000$ cash & balance in four equal annual payments at 8 per cent per annum payable annually.” In fine condition, with some insignificant mirroring to ink. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, postmarked July 27, no year. McKinley ALSs are rather scarce, and this is just the second we have offered on his law firm’s letterhead. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

LS signed “W. McKinley, Jr.,” one page, lightlylined, 5 x 7, Committee of Ways and Means letterhead, May 23, 1888. Brief letter to a collector. In full: “I take pleasure in send [sic] my autograph as requested in your favor of May 21st.” In very good condition, with toning to upper and lower portions of page from previous display, a bit of light spreading to portion of signature, as well as some mirroring of signature along bottom edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

51. William McKinley. TLS signed “W.

McKinley,” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, personal letterhead, March 18, 1896. Letter to David Pell Secor. In full: “For your encouraging letter of the 17th inst. please accept my sincere thanks.” Affixed to a same-size sheet. In very good condition, with light scattered soiling, trimmed edges, and lower mailing fold passing through the signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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52. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

TLS as president, one page, 7 x 9, White House letterhead, February 18, 1937. Letter to Senator Elmer Thomas regarding a vacancy in the tenth judicial circuit court. In part: “I do want to assure you that your statements on behalf of Judge Robert L. Williams, whom you endorse for this post, will have my earnest consideration at the proper time.” In fine condition, with some light mirroring of letterhead, and a light pencil remnant next to signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Promoting an officer upon his retirement after years of dedicated service 53. Theodore Roosevelt.

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 20.25 x 15.5, May 23, 1928. President Roosevelt promotes John N. Coe to “Colonel, retired.” Signed at the conclusion by Roosevelt and countersigned by the acting secretary of war. Matted to an overall size of 23.5 x 19. Intersecting folds, with folds passing through two letters of signature and a uniform shade of mild toning, otherwise fine condition. The blue foil seal is crisp and intact. A beautiful full signature, measuring over five inches long. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Program from the unveiling of Borglum’s Seated Lincoln, presented by the former president 55. Theodore Roosevelt. Original program for the “Ceremony of the Unveiling of the Lincoln Monument Van Horn Request, Newark, New Jersey, May 30, 1911,” 6.25 x 9, eight pages, signed on the front cover in black ink, “Theodore Roosevelt.” In fine condition, with scattered light toning and soiling, and some slight surface loss near top of front cover. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, postmarked May 30, 1911. Roosevelt presented Borglum’s statue to the people of Newark in front of 40,000 boisterous onlookers at the ceremony; the sculptor would later go on to carve Roosevelt’s image on Mount Rushmore. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 56. Theodore Roosevelt. ALS, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, October 1, 1908. Letter to E. A. Drake of the Business Men’s Republican Association. In part: “About the parade, I certainly would not advise you to undertake it unless you are sure you can make a great success of it, and with the Chairman of the County Committee and others against it, I should feel very doubtful about it despite my confidence in Mr. Sherrill. Do not under any circumstances go into it unless you are positive you can make it a great success. Otherwise very real damage might be done. Personally, I should very gravely doubt the wisdom of your undertaking it…It is too ticklish of a thing to take chances on.” Central vertical and horizontal folds (one vertical fold passing between two letters of the signature) and some mild soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

54. Theodore Roosevelt. Signed book: The Wilderness Hunter. Later printing. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1893. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9, 472 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, as president, “To Master Roger Shaw from a fellow lover of nature, Theodore Roosevelt, June 15th 1908.” A letter on White House stationery, dated June 16, 1908, is affixed to the front pastedown, from Roosevelt’s secretary reads, “By direction of the President I send you the accompanying copy of The Wilderness Hunter for your son.” Affixed to the rear pastedown is a 1939 TLS from Eleanor Roosevelt (addressed to the same recipient) on White House stationery giving thanks for sympathy expressed over the death of Roosevelt’s nephew. Autographic condition: very good, with areas of blotting to ink of signature and inscription, affecting portions of both first and last names. Book condition: VG-/ None. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Excellent collection of letters from a crucial time in American international relations

57. Presidents: Harding, Taft, and Coolidge. Fantastic archive of letters sent to Adolph Lewisohn

regarding the World Court, including one from William H. Taft as justice of the Supreme Court, one from Warren G. Harding as president, and four from Calvin Coolidge as president. Letters are affixed within a leather bound 9.75 x 12.5 book, which also contains some retained carbon copies of Lewisohn’s initial letters. Also includes a similar leatherbound volume containing 52 letters from senators related to the cause. In overall fine condition, with various folds and office stamps and notations to letters, and wear to hinges of the leatherbound volumes. Selections from the presidents’ letters are available at www.RRAuction.com. By the end of the First World War, the German-Jewish immigrant Adolph Lewisohn had achieved immense success as an investment banker, mining magnate, and philanthropist. With a keen interest in international politics, he focused a great deal of his time on raising support for the League of Nations and the idea of a World Court as an alternative to warfare. This collection of letters offers an interesting glimpse into his outreach, and highlights the changes in international diplomacy in the US following the war. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“I…shall be very glad to speak on the subject which you mention ‘Our World Relationships’” 58. William H. Taft. TLS signed “Wm. H. Taft,” one page, 6 x 9, personal letterhead, October 17, 1915. Letter to Walter C. Cole, Assistant Secretary of Detroit’s Board of Commerce. In full: “I have yours of October 15th, and shall be very glad to speak on the subject which you mention ‘Our World Relationships.’ I shall consider myself in the hospitable hands of your Committee while I am in Detroit.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold passing through signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

59. William H. Taft. Ink signature, “Wm. H. Taft,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2 card. Signature is affixed to the mount of an original 10.5 x 13.5 photo of Taft’s inaugural parade, by Shaljin Studios of Worcester, Massachusetts, with an overall size of 15.25 x 20. In fine condition, with some scattered light feathering to portions of signature, as well as some light spotting to mount. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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60. William H. Taft.

Ink signature, “Wm. H. Taft, Pointe a Pic, P. Q., Canada, July 4, 1928,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. Moderate overall toning and a bit of feathering to ink, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

61. Woodrow Wilson. Ink sig-

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

Signed as president on Thanksgiving 62. Woodrow Wilson. En-

graved portrait of the exterior of the White House, 6 x 4, signed at the bottom as president, “Woodrow Wilson, Thanksgiving, 1914.” Toning and slightly trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

63. Woodrow Wilson. Hand-

addressed envelope, 5.75 x 3.25, addressed by Wilson to his wife, “Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, Sagaponack, Long Island, N. Y., c/o Mrs. S. S. Topping.” Envelope is postmarked July 29, 1893. In fine condition, with a stray ink blot and trivial paper loss to one corner tip. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Scarce Harding–Hughes diplomatic appointment 64. Warren G. Harding. Partlyprinted DS as

president, one page, 23 x 19, De-

cember 27, 1921. Harding appoints

“Thomas M. Wil-

son, of Tennessee, a Consul of Class six…I do assign

him as Consul of the United States

of America at Madras, India.“ Signed at the conclusion by Harding and countersigned by Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, some light mirroring of text, and a few

wrinkles. The white wafer seal is crisp and intact. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

65. Calvin Coolidge.

White House card neatly signed in black ink, “Calvin Coolidge.” Mild toning and surface marks near the embossed text, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

66. Calvin Coolidge.

Vintage matte-finish 6.25 x 8 portrait of Coolidge affixed to its original 7.25 x 10 mount, signed and inscribed as president in black ink, “To Daniel N. Morgan, With regards, Calvin Coolidge.” Collector’s notations to reverse indicate that it was signed on November 12, 1923. In fine condition, with the inscription faded and practically imperceptible (signature remains strong with some light contrast against the dark background). Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Scarce letter as vice president regarding his disdain for public speaking 67. Calvin Coolidge. LS, one page, 7 x 9, The VicePresident’s Chamber letterhead, April 20, 1923. Letter to a Massachusetts gentleman. In full: “Thank you very much for your kind letter. I am feeling very well but driven to death to make speeches.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning from previous display. Considered an exceptional public speaker, Coolidge commanded substantial fees for his speeches and devoted a great deal of time to the task. When he assumed the presidency in 1923, he all but ceased public speaking, earning the nickname ‘Silent Cal’ (a title which he deplored) by the press. With his term as vice president lasting only two years, letters written by him during this period are especially desirable. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Uncommon handwritten Coolidge letter 69. Calvin Coolidge. ALS,

one onionskin page, 8 x 10.25, August 12, 1931. Letter to Dr. Lyman Abbott. In full: “I have just learned of your illness and am leaving this note for your secretary to send to you telling you of my sympathy and hope for speedy recovery.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and some scattered light creases. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

70. Herbert Hoover.

Appreciative of the “film showing scenes of the Cleveland Convention”

White House card crisply signed in black ink, “Herbert Hoover.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

68. Calvin Coolidge.

TLS, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, June 26, 1924. Letter to Emanuel Cohen at Pathe News in New York. In full: “Thank you very much for sending me the film showing scenes of the Cleveland Convention. I have a number which you have been kind enough to forward to me and this will make a most valuable and interesting addition to my collection.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original White House transmittal envelope. The 1924 Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland, where the incumbent President Coolidge was formally nominated as the party’s candidate for the upcoming election. Cohen went on to become a Hollywood producer, earning credits on films such as Go West Young Man and Every Day’s a Holiday, both starring Mae West. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

71. Herbert Hoover. Signed

book: The Memoirs of Herbert H o o v e r. L a t e r printing. NY: Macmillan Company, 1951. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 496 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “The good wishes of Herbert Hoover to H. Howard Lydick.” Loose and slightly separated front hinge, pencil notations to first free end page, and scattered creasing and wear to dust jacket, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Collection of Hoover correspondence

72. Herbert Hoover. A collection of correspondence consisting of seven TLSs from the former president, all one page, and all dating from the 1950s, with one held in a simple frame, all written to Mrs. W. E. Manchester. The letters, though brief, contain some interesting comments, including, in a letter dated January 25, 1953, “The sun surely shines brighter since November 4th,” referring to the election of Eisenhower. Also included are a decent-size collection of pamphlets and booklets reprinting speeches of Hoover; letters from Hoover’s assistants and minor political figures; form responses; and newspaper clippings. Also included are a number of copies of Manchester’s letters to Hoover and others. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I do not know why there is an upsurge in formal church affiliation. I hope it is not caused by fear, but it might be” 73. Eleanor Roosevelt. TLS, one page,

6 x 6.75, Val-Kill Cottage letterhead, July 3, 1962. Letter to Mr. Lichter, in full: “In reply to your letter, I am sorry to say I do not know why there is an upsurge in formal church affiliation. I hope it is not caused by fear, but it might be.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

75. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fountain pen signature, “from his friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt 1921,” on a gray 5.5 x 1.25 trimmed piece of a photo mount. In very good to fine condition, with chipping along bottom edge and surface loss along top edge. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

74. Eleanor Roosevelt. TLS, one page, 5.5 x 6.75, Val-Kill Cottage letterhead, November 10, 1949. Letter to “Miss Johns,” in part: “I deeply appreciate your kind invitation and I am sorry I cannot promise to attend the 1950 Conference. In June, I very probably will be in Geneva, Switzerland for a meeting of the Human Rights Commission and therefore I can make no engagements.” Letter is affixed to a slightly larger off-white sheet and framed to an overall size of 6.5 x 8.5. In fine condition, with minor toning and slight discoloration to upper corners (most likely from mounting glue on reverse). RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Seeking “a method by which distinguished public service in this and future generations may be fittingly recognized”

Highly desirable profile portrait of the president at work

76. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

TLS, one page, 8.25 x 11, The Woodrow Wilson Foundation letterhead, November 19, 1921. Letter to Charles E. Ellicott of Baltimore. In part: “As Chairman of the National Committee, I cordially invite you to become a member of the National Committee of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation…The purposes of the Foundation are two-fold—to honor a great American and to perpetuate the ideals for which he stood, and to create a method by which distinguished public service in this and future generations may be fittingly recognized.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), tear to upper right, and crease to upper left corner. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

77. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Ink signature and inscription, “For M a r i o n Wa r t y & your ‘trustee’ Franklin D. Roosevelt,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2 sheet. Matted with an original glossy photo of Roosevelt making a radio address from his convertible to an overall size of 12 x 16. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

78. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vintage matte-finish 14 x 11 photo of a determined-looking Roosevelt at work at his desk in the Oval Office, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To J. E. Ramsey from his friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Photo is affixed to a slightly larger mount. A couple areas of creasing to background, and adhesive remnants and pencil notations to borders (all of which could be matted out for a handsome display), otherwise fine condition. Determined to appear vital and active in the eyes of the nation despite his near-constant use of a wheelchair, Roosevelt placed heavy restrictions on photographers during his presidency, carefully orchestrating poses that showed him with no signs of weakness. This is an excellent example, showing the strength of the president engaged in his business. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

79. Franklin D. Roosevelt. World War II–dated bank check, 6.5 x

2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Roosevelt as president, “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” payable to George L. Stringham, D. V. M., for $10.25, January 10, 1944. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and expected cancellation holes (not affecting the signature). Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce document creating ‘America’s Nobel Prize’ 80. Franklin D. Roosevelt. DS,

signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” one page, 9 x 12.5, 1922. Document certifying that H. R. Upottke donated to the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and thus is “a founder of the Woodrow Wilson Award created by public subscription in the year 1922 in recognition of the national and international services of Woodrow Wilson, twice president of the United States.” Signed in ink at the conclusion by Roosevelt, then national chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and other executive committee members. In very good condition, with scattered light creasing, a couple spots of dampstaining to the top, two small tears to the top edge, two small central tears repaired on the reverse, a rough bottom edge and a lightly trimmed left edge. Accompanied by the original ‘thank-you’ letter with a printed Roosevelt signature and contribution coupons encouraging others to donate to the foundation of the Award. In their published 1922 mission statement and manifesto, the foundation envisioned this award as being given to the ‘individual or group that has rendered…meritious service to democracy, public welfare, liberal thought, or peace through justice. In brief, America is to have its own Nobel Prize.’ An incredibly scarce document, this links two pioneers of American liberal thought in the first half of the 20th century. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Three days before assuming the presidency, Vice President Truman issues a scarce Senate pass 82. Harry S. Truman.

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

Assistant Navy Secretary Roosevelt poses with troops at a captured German gun base 81. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vintage glossy 10 x 7.25 second generation Signal Corps photo from World War I of Roosevelt and naval officers posing at a captured German gun base outside of Paris, signed along the bottom in fountain pen. Notation on reverse in an unknown hand reads, “Taken at captured German gun base near Busy-le-see in the Meaux sector near Paris during WW I. J. H. Roys (3rd from left) serving on Adml. Sims Staff—F.D.R. Asst. Secty of Navy.” A few scattered light creases, some mild silvering, and slightly trimmed edges, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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83. Harry S. Truman. TLS,

one page, 6.75 x 9.75, personal letterhead, June 10, 1970. Truman declines a speaking engagement. In part: “I appreciated your invitation to speak before the student body of the University of Miami… and I wish I could accept, but, to my regret, it will not be possible.” Light staining along top edge, and slight mounting remants and dings along bottom, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)


84. Harry S. Truman.

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

85. Harry S. Truman.

Glossy 4.5 x 6.25 photo, affixed to a 6.5 x 8.5 mount, signed on the mount in black ink, “Kind regards from Harry S. Truman 10-3-63.”Label affixed to reverse of mount indicates photo was taken on September 12, 1958, and signed in Independence, Missouri, in October of 1963. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning to mount from previous display. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

86. 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. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Appointing “a Foreign Service Officer of the Class of Career Ambassador” 87. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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

Ike presents an oversized color image of his White House portrait to the artist

88. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Color vintage matte-finish 10.75 x

13.75 photo of Eisenhower’s official White House portrait, affixed to a 15 x 19 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen, “For Jim Wills, with the warm regards of his friend, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” In fine condition, with some scattered light toning to mount. Wills painted Eisenhower’s official White House portrait in 1967. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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White House letter with a scarce memorandum suggesting a change to Ike’s text 89. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TLS as president, two pages, 8 x 10.5, White House letterhead, February 24, 1953. Letter to Horace Albright, president of Resources for the Future, Inc. In part: “I have been most interested to learn from time to time that your arrangements for a mid-century Conference on Resources have been taking shape, and that you will hold early this spring a national meeting of sponsors to review plans and set the conference date…I have been told that you contemplate extending to me an invitation to attend the conference. If this invitation carries with it no obligation for a speech other than that involved in expressing a word of welcome and appreciation, then the chances for my being able to accept would be fairly good. On the other hand, if I should be expected to make any formal address I would be almost compelled to decline because of the very great time-consuming burden placed upon me by such a responsibility.” Also included is a White House memorandum, dated March 2, 1953, to Eisenhower from Gabriel Hauge suggesting a change to the second page of the letter. In part: “Attached is a suggested redraft of the second page of your recent letter to Horace Albright in regard to the forthcoming resources conference. Reason is this: The original was based on an impression, conveyed in the draft given you, that they expected a full-scale address. Your dictation very properly indicated that you would try to come…Mr. Albright…[is] very much pleased to have your letter. Since they plan to use it to help generate support for the conference, they wonder if you would agree to a new final paragraph which is simpler and more positive with respect to a brief appearance by you for a word of greeting. I don’t think this involves you any more than the original but it will make life much brighter for them.” In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to top edge. An interesting and seldom-seen look at the meticulous detail with which presidential correspondence is scrutinized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“DD Eisenhower, Major, Tank Corps,” discharges a sergeant from Camp Colt shortly before the end of the war 90. Dwight D. Eisenhower. War-dated partly-printed DS, signed “DD Eisenhower, Major, Tank Corps,” one page both sides, 8 x 11.5, July 22, 1918. Honorable discharge issued to George Mites Norton, “‘Sergeant’ Co. ‘C’ 330 Bn. Tank Corps.” Discharge lists Norton’s physical appearance, his age, and former occupation, “Grain Dealer.” Reverse bears his service record including no marksman qualification or battles participated in, no wounds, and lists his character as “excellent.” Signed at the bottom of the front by Eisenhower. In very good condition, with some tape reinforcement to edges of horizontal folds, a few small fold separations, scattered light toning and soiling, and expected stamps. Although Eisenhower and his crews would not see action in World War I, he was credited for his exceptional organizational skills and personnel management. A seldomseen discharge with an even scarcer form of Eisenhower’s signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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91. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

TLS as president, one page, 6.5 x 9, White House letterhead, September 9, 1959. Letter to Nicholas Di Tieri, marked at the top, “Personal.” In full: “The fine silk ties that you made for me arrived just before I left for Europe and I did not have a chance to send to you a note of thanks. However, I am sure you must realize how much I appreciate your continued thoughtfulness.” A uniform shade of mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

92. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White House letterhead, May 19, 1954. Letter to Major General Lucas V. Beau, commander of Washington’s Civil Air Patrol. In full: “Yesterday when I was in North Carolina I was presented a certificate, signed by you, indicating that I had been made an Honorary Command Pilot of the Civil Air Patrol. With the certificate came a pair of silver wings. This note brings you and the members of the Civil Air Patrol my warm thanks for honoring me in this fashion.” In fine condition, with a slight shade of toning to edges. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

93. Dwight D. Eisenhower. War-dated TLS, one page, 6 x 8, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force letterhead, November 6, 1944. Short letter to a collector seeking an autograph. In full: “My secretary tells me that you have written requesting my autograph. Because you are doing your part towards furthering the war effort on the home front I shall be glad to give it to you. Here it is.” Accompanied by the original war-time free-franked mailing envelope, franked in another hand. The letter and envelope are suede-matted and framed together with an original press photo of Eisenhower speaking, to an overall size of 21 x 24. In fine condition. An interesting example of Eisenhower’s kind personality, as he took the time to write shortly after the main thrusts of Operations Overlord and Dragoon. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

One day after invading Italy: “Morale is always high in a unit that is in contact with the enemy—fighting him every day” 94. Dwight D. Eisenhower. World War II–dated ALS

signed “Your Ike,” three pages, lightly-lined, 8 x 10.5, July 11, [1943]. Letter to his wife, Mamie. In part: “The first part of the waiting is over—the plan went off satisfactorily in its initial stages. Now there’s more anxious moments as we try to get ourselves collected and ready to do something more. I’ll be taking a look myself, tomorrow…This morning I visited a number of air fields. It’s a curious thing; morale is always high in a unit that is in contact with the enemy—fighting him every day. This morning I saw a squadron that had not run into a Hun airplane in days. They were completely fed up with flying for hours and not getting a fight. All they wanted to know was where to find an enemy! …I’m much afraid that Johnny’s anniversary may have to go unnoticed as far as I’m concerned...be sure to tell him that now that he is of voting age I will stand in awe of him, and will learn to say ‘sir’…you’re the grandest person in the world, and I love you all the time. Also I miss you so much I’d like to start yelling aloud!” In fine condition. On the previous day, Eisenhower had commanded the Allied invasion of Sicily—presumably what he is referring to when he says that “the plan went off satisfactorily.” An amazingly relaxed letter from this pivotal moment in World War II. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare airborne autograph of President Kennedy aboard Air Force One, also signed by the first three Americans launched into space 95. John F. Kennedy and Mercury Astronauts. Air Force One in-flight booklet cover, 5 x 8, undated [but February 26, 1962] with an image of the aircraft and the presidential seal, with “Aboard the Presidential Aircraft,” printed along the bottom, signed near the bottom in black ink, “John F. Kennedy,” and signed near the top, “Best regards—J. H. Glenn, Jr.,” “Virgil I. Grissom,” and “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.” Grissom’s signature has been carefully traced over, probably by Grissom himself as it is in the same ink as the other signatures. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning from previous display, and some light mounting remnants to reverse. Accompanied by an unsigned vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Kennedy and all of the Mercury astronauts at the White House on October 10, 1963, where they were to receive the 1963 Collier Trophy. Three days after John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, President Kennedy—famously passionate about advancing the space program—flew to Cape Canaveral to honor the astronaut, view his spacecraft, and tour the space launch center, which he had never seen. On February 26, 1962, the two stepped aboard Air Force One, joined by Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom—who had made the first two suborbital flights in 1961—to attend further celebrations in Washington, DC. The group spent the flight discussing further promotional events for the space program, both domestically an abroad, though Kennedy was clearly inclined to end the publicity and return the astronauts to work on their next missions. Signed during this historic flight aboard the presidential jet, this is an excellent piece, holding four highly sought-after autographs on one rare format. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

96. Jacqueline Kennedy. Two identical unsigned pre-printed black-bordered

thank you cards, each 5.5 x 3.25, both of which read, “Mrs. Kennedy is deeply appreciative of your sympathy and grateful for your thoughtfulness.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelopes. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Limited edition of the Bouvier sisters’ European tour 97. Jacqueline Kennedy. Signed book: One Special

Summer. Limited signed first edition of 500 copies. NY: Delacorte Press, 1974. Hardcover with slipcase, 10.75 x 13.25, signed in ink on the colophon, “Jacqueline Bouvier” and “Lee Bouvier.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None, in VG+ slipcase. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 28 | January 15, 2014 | PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES


Thanking Dave Powers for sending “the tapes for Caroline and John” from the Kennedy Library 98. Jacqueline Kennedy. TLS signed “xxx

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

100. John and Jacqueline Kennedy. Collection of 70 commemorative international postage stamps, various sizes, some loose and some contained in their original presentations sheets. Stamps are from various countries including Chad, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Gambia, Fujeira, and Sierra Leone. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Jackie’s butterfly-print bathing suit from the Robert White collection 99. Jacqueline Kennedy. Kennedy’s personallyowned and -worn bathing suit. Blue and white butterflyprint cotton one-piece sarong suit, size 14, has narrow shoulder straps and an adjustable belt on the front. Inside bears a “Reel Poise 4 Bestlyne Co. New York” manufacturer’s label and is also labeled on the inside in an unknown hand, “Mrs. J. B. K.” In fine condition, with scattered minor rust stains inside. Accompanied by a copy of a certificate of authenticity from Mary Gallagher, Kennedy’s personal secretary. Provenance: Robert L. White Collection, Guernsey’s, 2005. RR Auction COA.… (MB $500)

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Extraordinary notes from Kennedy’s private journal, transcribed and authenticated by Evelyn Lincoln 101. John F. Kennedy. Kennedy’s unsigned handwritten notes

on two off-white 4.25 x 7 lightly-lined sheets. Over 70 words in Kennedy’s hand, with complete transcriptions done by Evelyn Lincoln accompanying the piece. A sampling of the notes includes: “Mobilized resources however vast they may be.do [sic] not win wars—Barbara Ward Policy of the West,” “German armament; contingents no larger than brigade groups start at size of German force not to exceed 1/5 of all forces,” and “Says many communist in Italy are so because of domestic matters. Says one of the greatest difficulties of getting Italians to make war effort is that they do not feel that they are equal to other countries because of peace treaty.” A typed letter of provenance accompanies the notes and reads, “John F. Kennedy always kept a small, black notebook accessible so that he could jot down thoughts that came to him…After recording his thoughts he would tear out the page and keep it handy for future reference. The handwritten notes, which you now have in your possession, are two of those pages.” Archivally matted and framed with a portrait of Kennedy on the phone and jotting down some notes, with Lincoln’s transcripts affixed to reverse, along with the typed provenance, to an overall size of 24.75 x 17. In fine condition, with the writing on one page a couple shades light but still completely legible, and a couple trivial ink brushes to the second page. With a notable reference to British economist and Cambridge friend Barbara Ward’s Policy for the West, a book that greatly impacted Kennedy’s views on international politics, this item gives an extraordinary glimpse into the unedited thoughts of the future president. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Handsome poster from JFK’s first west coast campaign swing, signed in September of 1960 102. John F. Kennedy. Original presi-

dential campaign poster, 11.5 x 12, signed vertically in blue ballpoint. Matted with a plaque stating the signature was obtained in Portland, Oregon, on September 7, 1960, to an overall size of 16 x 20. In fine condition, with a couple small areas of dampstaining and creasing, not affecting signature or overall appearance. A charming and highly desirable piece from a crucial leg of the soon-to-be president’s campaign. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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103. John F. Kennedy. Vin-

tage program page, 7 x 9.75, for the Nebraska Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner held on May 17, 1957, at the SheratonFontenelle Hotel in Omaha, where Kennedy gave an address, signed in blue ballpoint by Kennedy. Note that since the prime rib dinner was on a Friday, printed along the bottom is the disclaimer, “Dispensation from law of abstinence for Catholics has been granted.” In fine condition, with a couple small newspaper remnants to signed side, and some light adhesive remnants to reverse. Kennedy had just begun to campaign nationally for the 1960 presidential nomination after narrowly losing the vice presidential nomination in 1956. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Brilliantly-colored dinnerplate from Kennedy’s final official banquet in Miami 104. John F. Kennedy. Cobalt-blue dinner plate specially

produced for the Dinner of the Inter-American Press Association [IAPA] in honor of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, held at the Hotel Americana in Miami Beach on November 18, 1963. Plate measures 10.5” in diameter with gilt edging and gilt ornamentation of the presidential seal as well as the coats of arms of the IAPA’s 14 member states. A manufacturer’s imprint on the cream underside reads, “Syracuse - China - 93 G U.S.A.” RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

A heartfelt letter of sympathy for a Peace Corps volunteer killed in a plane crash 105. John F. Kennedy. TLS as president signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 7 x 10, White House letterhead, no date, but postmarked March 7, 1963. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Boyd. In full: “I cannot adequately express my sorrow about your daughter’s death. Nancy was an outstanding Peace Corps Volunteer. She served the people of the Philippines with imagination and dedication. Nancy exemplified the highest ideals of the Peace Corps and the very best traditions of our country. We will always be indebted to her.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered mild toning. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Twenty-year old Nancy Boyd was among 24 passengers killed in a crash of a Philippine airliner on Mindanao Island on March 2, 1963. She joined the Peace Corps the previous year and was working as a teacher’s aide in elementary schools. A touching letter involving one of Kennedy’s greatest legacies. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Oversized Harris and Ewing portrait presented to the pilot who trained Rickenbacker 106. John F. Kennedy. Stellar vintage matte-finish

10.5 x 13.5 Harris and Ewing photo, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “To Virginia & Carroll Cone—with very warm regards, John F. Kennedy.” Photo is housed in its original frame to an overall size of 11.75 x 14.75. In fine condition. John Carroll Cone (1893–1976) was a World War I ace who taught ariel combat to Eddie Rickenbacker in France during the war. He spent his career in aviation and served as an advisor on commercial aviation to presidents Roosevelt and Truman. A beautifully inscribed portrait, the first of this pose we have ever seen, much more legible than usually found, presented to an important participant in military and commercial aviation. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Original press photo of the newly elected president: “Used in Life, Dec. 5 1960” 107. John F. Kennedy: 1960 Photograph Announcing Birth of John, Jr. Original vintage silver gelatin 8.75 x 12.5 press photo of a euphoric Kennedy

behind a set of microphones as he announced the birth of his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr., on November 25, 1960. Reverse bears original Life magazine news stamps and notations, attributing the photo to staff photographer Albert Fenn. One stamp reads, “Used in Life, Dec. 5 1960,” with a ballpoint notation below, “page 36.” Nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 22 x 26; an image of the photo’s reverse is affixed to the frame’s backing. In fine condition, with a few light, unobtrusive surface creases to the bottom. Accompanied by an original issue of the December 5th Life magazine, which features the photo, captioned: “Elated while greeting press, Kennedy announces, after seeing son, that baby and wife are doing fine.” This historic photo depicts Kennedy at a zenithal crossroads of his personal and political life—in addition to welcoming his only son into the world, he had won the presidential election just two weeks earlier. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“No Parking” sign from Kennedy’s inauguration 108. John F. Kennedy. Two items: a metal 12 x 18 sign, reading, “Presidential Inauguration, No Parking, Midnight, January 19, to Midnight, January 20, 1961”; and a pin featuring a color image of Kennedy and the Capitol, 3.5˝ in diameter, reading, “Inauguration Day, January 20th 1961,” with an attached ribbon that reads: “I was at the inauguration of President Kennedy, Jan. 20, 1960, Washington, D. C.” Scattered marks and dings to the sign, otherwise fine condition. The consignor obtained the sign after attending the inaugural ceremonies as a teenager, removing it from a metal post after debating its usefulness after expiring; in the process, he injured his finger. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Sought-after Metropolitan Police 1961 inauguration badge 109. John F. Kennedy. Two items: rare official Metropolitan Police special-issue brass badge for Kennedy’s inauguration on January 20, 1961, measuring approximately 2.25 x 3, reading: “Metropolitan Police / D. C. / Inauguration of / John F. Kennedy / Lyndon B. Johnson / 1961.” Shield-shaped badge design is topped with an eagle and features an image of the US Capitol in high relief. Reverse bears a pin and clasp fastener. Also includes a rare General Services Administration Public Building Service pass, number 13739, 3 x 2.25, authorizing Sidney R. Carpenter to enter “Room 105, Old Post Office building for the purpose of viewing the Inaugural Parade. No other authority is conferred by this pass.” Due to the small size of the viewing area, only individuals of significant military or civilian GSA rank were given these passes, making them quite rare. Badge is in very fine condition; pass is in very good condition, with moderate overall toning, toned tape affixed to top and bottom, and a punch hole to upper right corner. The consignor notes that his father was friends with John Layton, chief of the Washington police, who gave the family a pair of these badges as mementos of the day. The Metropolitan Police began issuing these special inauguration badges in 1937, which marked FDR’s second inaugural event, and the tradition has continued to the present day; these badges in general are in limited supply and prized by collectors, with the 1961 version being one of the most desirable. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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American flag flown above the Capitol Building on the day of Kennedy’s assassination

110. John F. Kennedy: 1963 Flag Flown Over Capitol on November 22. Official American flag, 3 feet by 5 feet, flown over the

United States Capitol on November 22, 1963. Flag was manufactured by Dettra Flag Company of Oaks, Pennsylvania, and bears their manufacturer’s marks along the left edge, reading: “Bull Dog Bunting / Reg. U.S. Pat. Office / Moth Proof / Best by Test / 2 Ply Warp and Filling / 100% Cotton,” as well as their logos and the dimensions of the flag. Includes a TLS addressed to Congressman Frank M. Clark, signed “J. George Stewart,” one page, 8 x 10.5, Architect of the Capitol letterhead, November 22, 1963. In full: “This is to certify that the accompanying flag has flown over the United States Capitol.” A carbon copy of the letter is also attached. Also includes a certificate from the Dettra Flag Company guaranteeing the quality of the flag, a pamphlet entitled ‘Our National Flag: How to Display and Respect It,’ and the original envelope in which these were contained, as well as the flag’s original box, stamped on the bottom: “From Your Congressman, Frank M. Clark, M.C.” In overall fine condition, with splits to corners of the box cover. Begun in 1937, the Capitol Flag Program offers the general public an opportunity to own a flag that flew over the Capitol, accompanied by a certifying letter from the Architect of the Capitol (formerly known as the Superintendent of the Capitol Buildings and Grounds) marking the date that it was flown; requests are made through Members of Congress, and fulfilled by the Architect. This particular flag, flown above the Capitol on the day of Kennedy’s assassination, was sent on behalf of Pennsylvania Congressman Frank M. Clark by J. George Stewart, who served as the Capitol’s Architect from 1951 until his death in 1970. As news from Dallas spread through the nation, Washington prepared for the slain president’s return; in shock, the solemn White House staff worked around the clock to plan the official state funeral, during which hundreds of thousands of grieving visitors came to view their fallen leader laying in state at the US Capital. On Monday the 25th, Kennedy was carried to his final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery. A powerful symbol from the day of JFK’s assassination, with excellent provenance. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000) 34 | January 15, 2014 | PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES


Assigned to the Traffic Division Solo Motorcycle and Special Enforcement Unit of the Dallas Police, Officer James M. Chaney remained within fifteen feet of the President as he rode through Dealey Plaza. In a televised interview the day of the assassination, Chaney retold the event as he witnessed it from the right rear fender of the president’s car: ‘We heard the first shot. I thought it was a motorcycle backfiring…I looked back over to my left and also President Kennedy looked back over his left shoulder. Then, the, uh, second shot came, well, then I looked back just in time to see the President struck in the face by the second bullet. He slumped forward into Mrs. Kennedy’s lap… it was apparent to me that we were being fired upon.’ Chaney sped up to inform Chief of Police Jesse Curry, and upon orders from him, began redirecting to Parkland Hospital. Two one-of-a-kind items from a dedicated Dallas officer, regrettably placed beside Kennedy on November 22.

Chaney’s Dallas Police helmet, worn as he rode beside Kennedy’s car on November 22, 1963 111. John F. Kennedy: Motorcade. Original Dal-

las Police Department police helmet worn by Officer James M. Chaney during the tragic motorcade on November 22, 1963. Helmet was manufactured by Bell Topex and bears manufacturer’s tags affixed inside, as well as one affixed to the back which reads: “Toptext, TX-102.” Exterior consists of a hard white shell and black brim, with a silver band wrapped around the front and badge-style emblem affixed to the forehead, reading: “Police / Dallas Texas / Patrolman.” In fine condition, with expected wear from use in service. Accompanied by a printed photo of Chaney on his motorcycle alongside Kennedy’s limousine during the motorcade; a letter of provenance from Chaney’s daughter; and a statement by noted Kennedy assassination expert Dave Perry. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

112. John F. Kennedy: Motorcade. Original Dallas Police Department police badge worn by Officer James M. Chaney during the tragic motorcade on November 22, 1963. Metal badge, measuring approximately 2 x 3, reading: “Police / Dallas Texas / 469 / Police Officer.” Reverse bears two screw posts with a metal plate fastener. In fine condition, with expected wear from use in service. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from Chaney’s daughter and a statement by noted Kennedy assassination expert Dave Perry. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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113. Lyndon B. Johnson. Signed book: The Vantage Point. First edition. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 636 pages. Signed in black ink on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page. In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

114. Lyndon B. Johnson. TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 8.75, White

House letterhead, April 21, 1966. Letter of thanks to Will Odom. In part: “Thank you very much for arranging for the colored pictures of wildlife on the Ranch. The pictures turned out very well and will be appreciated by all who see them.” In fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

115. Lyndon B. Johnson. Signed book: The Choices We Face. Ban-

tam edition published March 1969. NY: Bantam Books, 1969. Softcover, 4.25 x 7, 151 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page in black ink, “To my dear friends Ralph Newman & Mrs. Newman, With esteem, Lyndon B. Johnson.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a slipcase. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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116. Lyndon B. Johnson. Program for a testimonial

breakfast held in honor of Senator Thomas J. Dodd at the Hartford Club, October 26, 1963, 6 x 8.75, boldly signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by Johnson. In fine condition, with toning to edges. Vice President Johnson was one of the honorary guests at the event, but would take office as president less than a month later. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

After securing $87.5 billion in funds “vital in supporting our ongoing operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in America’s War on Terror,” Bush thanks the congressman who made it happen 117 . George W. Bush. Scarce TLS as president, one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, November 17, 2003. Letter to Congressman C. W. ‘Bill’ Young. In full: “Thank you for your personal efforts to pass H.R. 3289, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004. These funds are vital in supporting our ongoing operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in America’s War on Terror. I appreciate your dedication to our troops, to the security of the American people, and to freedom and peace in the world.” In very fine condition. On October 14, 2003, Republican Congressman Bill Young of Florida became the sole sponsor of an ‘act making emergency supplemental appropriations for defense and for the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan.’ Passed by the House on October 31st and the Senate three days later, the $87.5 billion bill—the largest emergency spending bill ever sough by a president—was signed into law by Bush on November 6, 2003, as the “Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004.” Written to the Congressman who advocated for this crucial bill—also a longtime friend of Bush’s, and the longest serving Congressman in history—this is an excellent letter relating to the president’s relentless War on Terror. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Meticulous complete collection of US presidents

including a Lincoln Civil War prisoner discharge, an oversized Truman portrait, a 1955 JFK letter only weeks after back surgery, and a Washington free frank with family ties

George Washington

Abraham Lincoln

118. Presidental Collection. An exceptional collection of all 44 presidents from George Washington through Barack Obama consisting of signatures, letters, documents, photos, a book, and engravings. All of the items (with the exception of the signed photos) are accompanied by portraits of the respective president, and the entire collection is housed in an attractive black document preservation portfolio made by Cohasco. Aside from perhaps a complete collection of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, a complete presidential collection represents one of the pinnacles of autograph collecting, both from a historical and a collectible standpoint. A very impressive collection celebrating almost 225 years of the American presidency. A complete description for the entire collection is available at RRAuction.com. RR Auction COA.‌(MB $2500)

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Thomas Jefferson

John F. Kennedy

John Adams

James Madison

James Monroe

John Quincy Adams

Andrew Jackson

Martin Van Buren

William Henry Harrison

Detailed description & condition statements are available at www.RRAuction.com or (603) 732 - 4280

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118. Presidental Collection

John Tyler

James K. Polk

Zachary Taylor

Milliard Filmore

Franklin Pierce

James Buchanan

Andrew Johnson

U. S. Grant

Rutherford B. Hayes

James A. Garfield

Chester A. Arthur

Grover Cleveland

Benjamin Harrison

William McKinley

Theodore Roosevelt

William H. Taft

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118. Presidental Collection

Woodrow Wilson

Warren G. Harding

Calvin Coolidge

Herbert Hoover

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Harry S. Truman

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Lyndon B. Johnson

Richard Nixon

Gerald Ford

Jimmy Carter

Ronald Reagan

George Bush

Bill Clinton

George W. Bush

Barack Obama

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119. Richard Nixon MB $200

120. Richard Nixon

121. Richard Nixon

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122. Richard Nixon

123. Richard Nixon

124. Richard Nixon

125. Richard Nixon

126. Richard and Pat Nixon MB $100

127. Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter

128. Gerald Ford

129. Gerald Ford

130. Gerald Ford

131. Gerald Ford

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132. Gerald Ford MB $100

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133. Gerald and Betty Ford MB $150


134. Jimmy Carter

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139. Ronald Reagan and Doris Day

140. Ronald Reagan

141. Ronald Reagan

143. Ronald Reagan MB $100

144. Ronald and Nancy Reagan

145. George Bush

147. George Bush

148. George Bush

149. George Bush

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142. Ronald Reagan

146. George Bush

137. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

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138. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

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135. Jimmy Carter

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136. Jimmy Carter

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150. George Bush MB $200

151. George and Barbara Bush

152. George and George W. Bush

153. Bill Clinton

154. Bill Clinton

155. Bill Clinton

156. George W. Bush and Andy Card

157. George W. Bush

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159. George W. Bush

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160. George W. Bush

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162. Barack Obama

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161. George W. Bush, Rudy Giuliani, and George Pataki

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163. Barack Obama

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164. Barack Obama MB $200

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notables First generation photos used by Dr. Lattimer to prove Oswald acted alone 170. Kennedy Assassination. Collection of 18 original first generation glossy photos, all 7 x 5 and 5 x 7, of test results of experiments done by Dr. John K. Lattimer for his book Kennedy and Lincoln: Medical and Ballistic Comparisons of Their Assassinations. Photos show the results of test wounds fired through clothing, spatter results, an X-ray, and targets, all used by Lattimer to prove Oswald killed Kennedy. In fine condition. Lattimer fired countless rounds of similar ammunition through skulls with simulated brains as well as necks and bodies constructed of pork to simulate human skin. Highly important photos attempting to finally close the case if Oswald acted alone. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“My son Lee Harvey Oswald even after his death has done more for his country than any other living human being” 171. Kennedy Assassination. A collection of material related to the assassination of President Kennedy, including a card signed by Oswald’s mother Marguerite dated October 22, 1965, “My son Lee Harvey Oswald even after his death has done more for his country than any other living human being, Marguerite C. Oswald;” a typed carbon with notes attributed to Mrs. Oswald, and a copy of her publication, Aftermath of an Execution; 33 JFK memorial envelopes with first day of issue JFK stamps with Boston cancellations of May 29, 1964, signed by figures related to the assassination and the Warren Commission, including law enforcement officers, doctors who treated the President, the stonecutters responsible for his headstone, crime scene investigators, authors and challengers of the Warren Report, and others; additional photographs and signatures of others related to the assassination; three magazines: Cavalier, August 1961 issue; Sepia, May 1967 issue; Saturday Evening Post, September 1975 issue; and three books: The Elite Serial Killers of Lincoln, JFK, RFK, & MLK, by Robert Gaylon Ross, Sr., 2001; Four Days, American Heritage Publishing, 1964; and Bobby Dobbs’s Kennedy Chronicle. An impressive and interesting collection. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Addressing and signing a letter to his mother from Moscow 172. Kennedy Assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald. Air mail envelope, 6.25 x 4.5, addressed in Oswald’s hand to his mother: “U.S.A., Box 982, Vernon Texas, Mrs. M. Oswald,” and adding his Moscow return address in Russian, including his name, “Lee. H. Oswald,” also in Russian, at the bottom. Envelope bears two March 29, 1962, Russian postmarks on the front, and an April 9, 1962, Vernon, Texas postmark on the reverse. The envelope bears soft lamination, consistent with other official exhibits that were in the government’s possession during the Warren Commission investigation, and was part of Exhibit 196 of the Warren Commission. In fine condition, with some scattered light creases. Provenance: Collection of Dr. John K. Lattimer. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Warren Commission Exhibit No. 187: “I think we’ll get together if we finally get back to the states, and maybe we’ll be able to settle in Texas” 173. Kennedy Assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald. ALS signed

twice, “Love, Lee,” two pages, lightlylined on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8, December 13, 1961. Letter to his mother. In full (with grammar and spelling retained): “We recieded your post card today and also the first package of books which you sent us a month and a-half ago. I sure do appreciate your help. I think we’ll get together if we finally get back to the states, and maybe we’ll be able to settle in Texas. I hope everything is allright with you, why do you change address’s so often? I sent you and [brother] Robert a Christmas card, and even Aunt Lilian [his mother’s eldest sister, Lillian Murret] in New Orleans, do you write to them at all? or to Aunt Lilian. Has John [half-brother John Pic] been writing to you lately? When you write you can send us Just post cards instead of letters they are cheaper and Marina enjoys the pictures of Texas and america. Snow is on the ground here and will be until april or may. Marina is feeling fine and everything is O.K. with that. Marina laughed when she heard your question about babies born at home or in hospitals of course allmost everyone here has their babys in the hospitial Your choice of books is very good, thanks a lot for them. Marina sends her love and hopes you recived her thanks you letter for the beautiful scraf you sent her.” Oswald goes on to add a short postscript which reads, “I wrote this letter on one day but didn’t get to send it till today, when I recivied your second package of books (cowboys & times) so I shall thank you for them also.” This letter was an official exhibit in the Warren Commission investigation into JFK’s assassination and, like most of the exhibits, is protectively and permanently soft-laminated, with a red and white label affixed to one side and notated “Commission No. 187.” Pencilled along the lower edge of reverse by John Lattimer is “JKL 89-47”; Lattimer was selected by the Kennedy family to be the first non-governmental medical specialist to review evidence in the assassination, ultimately supporting the findings of the Warren Commission. In fine condition, with uniform light toning and surface marks and usual creases to laminate. Less than two years after defecting to the Soviet Union, Oswald completely reversed his stance and decided to return to the States with his new, now-pregnant wife, Marina. Having secured his US Passport, Oswald was awaiting approval from the Soviet government for his and Marina’s exit visas as the year came to a close. Writing to his mother, he comes across as a kind and appreciative son, grateful for books she has sent, looking forward to the birth of his first child, and making plans to rejoin his family in Texas as soon as he can. The couple finally received word that their requests had been granted by Soviet authorities on Christmas day, 1961. With an official Warren Commission label, Lattimer’s small pencil notation, and two signatures from Oswald, this is a highly desirable letter written as he planned his return to the States. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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One of only three ‘Magic Bullets’ fired by the Dallas Police Chief’s rifle 174. Kennedy Assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald. A bullet,

approximately 1.25” long, fired from a 6.5mm Mannlicher-Cracano Italian carbine rifle owned by Jesse E. Curry, Dallas Chief of Police from 1960–1966. He was seated in the lead car in the presidential motorcade on November 22, 1963. A similar bullet from a similar rifle was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald at President Kennedy. Warren Commission Exhibit 399 is identified as “Bullet found on stretcher at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Tex.” It is also pictured on page 49 of Volume XVII of the Warren Commission Hearings. Bullet is housed in an acrylic mold, 3” in diameter, and mounted on a 7 x 9 plaque, with a descriptive plate affixed to the bottom which reads, “Replica of CE 399 the ‘magic’ bullet fired from Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry’s 6.5mm Mannlicher-Carcano.” Accompanied by a copy of a 1991 notarized letter from Larry N. Howard, co-director, JFK Assassination Information Center, which reads: “I Larry Howard, set in place this 6.5mm bullet in an acrylic mold after firing it myself from Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry’s personal 6.5mm Italian Mannlicher-Carcano rifle. I originally made 5 examples but only 3 were successful. In turn I sold one of the successful examples to Stanley J. Szerszen.” In fine condition. An incredibly scarce, and still controversial reminder of that day in Dallas. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

An iconic piece of fencing from atop the grassy knoll 175. Kennedy Assassination: Piece of Fencing from the Grassy Knoll. An original piece of fencing from

the grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza. Section measures 3 x 6 x 1. Piece originates from the renowned collection of Robert L. White. In fine condition. Accompanied by two color photos of the fence before it was taken down. A very interesting piece from that tragic November day, from where some theorists still believe the fatal shot was fired. Provenance: The Robert L. White Collection, Guernsey’s, 2005. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Original color home movies of Lee, Marina, and their extended family celebrating Thanksgiving on November 22, 1962

176. Kennedy Assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald. Very rare original color 8mm silent home movies of Lee Harvey Oswald, his wife Marina, and his family celebrating Thanksgiving on November 22, 1962, at his brother Robert’s house. The film has a total running time of 3:16, with the holiday portion beginning at 1:53 and running until the end. The film shows Lee sitting on a sofa, with Marina sitting on the arms next to him. Also shown in the shot are Oswald’s brother Robert, his wife, and several children seated on the floor in front of the adults. The opening 1:52 shows Robert’s children, including his daughter’s birthday, and his son playing outside on his swing set. In fine condition. Be advised this film comes with full copyright going to the successful bidder. Film is accompanied by a digital copy on CD as well as a second disc with several screen-grabs of the Oswald family. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Robert Oswald. A personal look at the happy family celebrating, their final Thanksgiving together, exactly one year before Oswald would assassinate John F. Kennedy from the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository. The film offered here is one of just several known pieces of color film footage of Lee Harvey Oswald. RR Auction COA.…(MB $2500)

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Eight days after shooting Oswald, Ruby laments from jail about “the day that will go down in history as the blackest of days” 178. Kennedy Assassination: Jack Ruby. ALS, in pencil, six pages, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, December 2, 1963. Lengthy letter to “Marvin.” In part: “Your letter was most welcome…it gave me a real lift to hear from you. I guess Bob Craven made up the money he owed on those checks because he still is in Calif. and not in Dallas. Tell him that I did go personally to the district attorney’s office and tried to get them not to be to [sic] tough on him, but wanted all of the money by Friday. Isn’t it ironic that was the day that will go down in history as the blackest of days…By the way, I intended to write to you, before all that happened, and I don’t want you to think that I’m answering your letter just because I have plenty of time on my hands… In the very near future I may need you as a character witness etc. so will keep in touch with you…Isn’t life strange, I’ll bet you guys have kicked yourselves a thousand times why you ever came to Dallas, the hardships and rough times you guys went through, and then somehow fate arranged our destiny to meet one another. Of course I realize that I’m no bargain, but at least I’ve made an effort to be a sincere friend if nothing else.” The last page of the letter bears a full-page postscript, also signed at the conclusion, “Jack Ruby.” In fine condition, with some light soiling to last page, as well as some brushing to postscript signature. Written just two weeks after Kennedy’s assassination and Ruby’s subsequent shooting of Oswald, this letter offers a poignant passage on how November 22, 1963, affected him personally. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Bullet shot from ‘The Most Famous Gun In The World’ 179. Kennedy Assassination: Jack Ruby. A bullet shot by the actual .38 caliber Colt Cobra revolver, Serial #2744 LW, used by Jack Ruby to shoot Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963, in the basement at Dallas Police Headquarters, along with its spent cartridge case. Bullet and casing are housed in a 6 x 6 wooden display case with a plaque which reads: “Historic collectable, Owners Proof edition of an original bullet shot from the ‘Most Famous Gun in the World.’ The Jack Ruby Colt .38 Special.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by photocopies of the cover of Sale No. 30, held by Herman Darvick Autograph Auctions in New York City on December 26, 1991, and the auction catalogue description of lot 36, the gun used by Jack Ruby to kill Lee Harvey Oswald. Beneath the description, Darvick has written, “Anthony V. Pugliese III was the buyer of lot 36, Sale No. 30, Herman Darvick Autograph Auctions, held in New York City on December 26, 1991. The gun was consigned by Earl Ruby”; as well as a certificate of authenticity from Anthony V. Pugliese, III, and a copy of a notarized statement from Earl Ruby. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Sentenced to death, Ruby writes an impassioned letter from jail: “Please for the children’s sake and Eileen’s, you must carry on regardless of my unfortunate situation” 180. Kennedy Assassination: Jack Ruby. ALS in pencil, signed

“Jack,” four pages, 5.75 x 3.75, April 15, 1964. Letter to his brother-in-law, Harold Kaminsky. In part: “You still must carry on with your livelihood, and please for the children’s sake and Eileen’s, you must carry on regardless of my unfortunate situation. What I mean is, that when you have time to write, then you do just that; and you don’t necessarily have to send me many letters to show your feelings for me, because I know how you feel about me.” Attractively triplematted and framed with an image of Ruby shooting Oswald to an overall size of 27.5 x 17.5. In overall fine condition. A desirable letter written as Ruby contemplates the fate of himself and his family—just one month prior, on March 14, 1964, Ruby had been found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald and sentenced to death; this decision was overturned two years later in appellate court, but Ruby died of a pulmonary embolism in 1967 while awaiting a retrial. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Pre-trial, Shaw psychoanalyzes Jim Garrison: “The DA continues to exhibit the classic symptoms of paranoia” 181. Kennedy Assassination: Clay Shaw. Businessman (1913–1974) who was the only person prosecuted in connection with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; he was ultimately found not guilty. TLS signed “Clay,” one page, 8 x 10.25, personal letterhead, circa early 1968. Letter to a friend. In part: “My trial has been tentatively set for mid February, but I have good reason to believe there will be some delay in this date. In any event, I’m sure I shall be free to show you something of the city…The DA continues to exhibit the classic symptoms of paranoia. But since there seems no way to prove what a sick son a bitch he is except by a trial, I have gotten around to the attitude of let’s get get on with it…though I don’t think it will happen ’til March. In any event, I am still leaning on the miracle of the early blooming azalea to see me through…Do let me know your plans as they develop by mail, carrier pigeon of phone…And try to stay out of jail for draft obstruction and similar high crimes and misdemeanors until after February.” Doublematted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 17.5. Noticeable creasing to the lower left, otherwise fine condition. A letter with excellent content as Shaw offers his opinion on his courtroom nemesis. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 50 | January 15, 2014 | NOTABLES


182. Roald Amundsen and Paul von Hindenburg. Ink

signatures, “Roald Amundsen, 20.9.25,” and “von Hindenburg 22.9.23,” on an off-white 4.75 x 7 album page. Page is also signed on either side by Austrian Archduke Leopold Salvator, composer Franz Schreker, ballerina Tamara Karsavina, and Ernst Udet, who adds “Aspern 6.9.26,” where he was appearing as a stunt flyer and supervising the rebuilding of Austria’s air force. Scattered toning and pencil notations next to each signature, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

183. Yuri Andropov. Appointed KGB chief in 1967, he became a full member of the Politburo in 1973. His firm handling of dissident movements enhanced his reputation, enabling him to be chosen as Brezhnev’s successor in 1983, but he died after less than 15 months in office. New Year’s card for 1983, 6.75 x 4.25, bearing a printed Russian sentiment, signed in the lower left in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

184. André-Marie Ampere. Influential

French physicist (1775– 1836) who pioneered the discovery and understanding of electromagnetism; a unit of electric current was named in his honor. Rare partly-printed DS in French, signed “A. Ampere,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 9.25, July 1821. Document signed on the second page by Ampere and 25 other members of the “Societe Philomatique,” a prominent scientific society in early 19th-century France. List of the scientific works recently received by the society. Also signed by famous chemist Michel Eugene Chevreul and the botanist Henri Cassini. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning.RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 51


The pioneer of electromagnetism arranges demonstrations of his famous experiments: “I want to do all these experiments with him, provided they would like a battery like that of which I have just spoken” 185. André-Marie Ampere. ALS in French,

signed “A. Ampere,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 9.75, no date. Letter to Claude-Julien Bredin. In part (translated): “Although too much time has passed since I should have replied to your letter, it gave me much pleasure. I was so touched that you would find the time to write to your friend even though I write to you so rarely because I have let myself become absorbed by activities of which the larger part deals with essential truths and the other part about researches into new laws of physics about which I am passionate. I will therefore be pleased to see you in two and a half months. You cannot conceive what a pleasure it is for me. I don’t understand why one has not yet succeeded in doing my experiments in Lyon. I did them already some days ago. Those with the greatest success were done by means of apparatuses similar to those of Mr. Clerc [likely Francois Clerc, director of astronomical observatory and friend of Ampére] that were constructed here for several instructional institutions, and that are serving also like the simple battery of Wollaston’s [William Hyde Wollaston, British physician, known for work with microscopes] of 10 couplings with plates that are only three inches broad and 4 inches high. These batteries are the more convenient, of which one makes a lot at present. They cost 60 francs. While in Lyon I will show to misters Clerc and Socquet what is necessary to conduct these experiments and also new ones just as remarkable and important as the first ones. You will do me a great service to see Mr. Clerc or Socquet, for this purpose. I pray for your help to say to them first that as soon as I am in Lyon I want to do all these experiments with him, provided they would like a battery like that of which I have just spoken. Please make it known to me so that I could make one here that I could send to you in Lyon so that everything would be ready when I arrive so that I can immediately afterwards continue the experiments. I beg you to write to me of this subject because the success of these experiences in Lyon is extremely dear to my heart and I redden with disquietude that you will well ease my way on this subject that will torment me until you have responded to me.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning, several small repairs, paper loss to one edge from wax seal, and show-through from writing on opposite side. Following the work of Danish physicist Hans Christian Orsted, Andre-Marie Ampere began developing a mathematical and physical theory to explain the relationship between electricity and magnetism in 1820. Using a simple experiment to demonstrate the effect—placing a conducting wire on top of a compass in the direction North-South, then connecting the wire to a battery, causing the arrow of the compass to deflect—he hypothesized that the phenomenon known as magnetism was in fact inseparable from electricity. Showing that two parallel wires carrying electric currents attract or repel each other, depending on the direction of the currents, he laid the foundation of electrodynamics, while at the same time applying his training in mathematics to deduce physical laws from the experiments—the most important of which (now known as Ampere’s law) states that the mutual action of two lengths of current-carrying wire is proportional to their lengths and to the intensities of their currents. In 1827, he published his magnum opus, Memoir on the Mathematical Theory of Electrodynamic Phenomena, now considered the founding treatise of electrodynamics (electromagnetism). Written to his childhood friend M. J. Bredin, with whom he shared a lengthy and well-known correspondence, to encourage the demonstration of his experiment in their hometown of Lyon, this letter holds remarkable scientific content relevant to the experiments that secured Ampere’s place in history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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192. Henri Becquerel. Physicist

189. Francois Arago. French Catalan mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and politician (1786-1853). ALS in French, signed “F. Arago,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, November 14, 1844. Untranslated letter to Madame O’Connor. Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in Arago’s hand, as well as red wax seal remnants. Intersecting folds, small area of paper loss along hinge, and show-through from writing on opposite side, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Interesting letterhead from Barnum’s American Museum 190. P. T. Barnum. ALS, one page, 5 x 8, Barnum’s American Museum letterhead, April 9, 1863. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “I have no photograph not in use. The one Higginson has, was taken by Gurney & Son, Broadway.” In very good condition, with tape-repaired partial separations to mailing folds and some scattered soiling. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

(1852–1908) whose experiments with uranium salts led to the discovery of spontaneous radioactivity; for this breakthrough he shared the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics with the Marie and Pierre Curie. Autograph research notes, one page, lightly-lined, 8.75 x 6.25, no date. Becquerel writes scientific notes about ions, electrolysis, atoms, molecules, positive charges of the ions and reactions, as well as several long formulas. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

193. Lujo Brentano. German

economist and social reformer (1844–1931). Original 4 x 6.5 cabinet photo by Helier Elvira of Munich, signed in the lower border in purple ink, “L. Brentano.” In fine condition, with a few small corner tip dings. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Including a handwritten letter and beautiful Barnum & Bailey check 191. P. T. Barnum. Three items: ALS, one page, lightly-lined, 5.75 x 9, personal letterhead, February 11, 1887. Letter to John H. Perry. In part: “I know and realize every word you say about ‘Law and Order Leagues.’ I am too old to do much except to lend my name, & contribute my annual dues—if such a League is formed here of the right sort of me, it ought to be done & can be done.” Also includes a colorfully illustrated Barnum & Bailey business check signed by C. R. Hutchinson, 8.5 x 3.25, payable to J. E. Osborne & Co. for $347.71, stamp-dated December 10, 1918; and a transaction land transaction deed between Barnum and John Loverty for the sale of a tract of land in Bridgeport, May 20, 1852, signed by some witnesses and representatives but not Barnum. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“A defective American would have less tendency to reproduce the defect, by marriage with a foreigner of a different race” 194. Alexander Graham Bell. TLS, two pages, 8 x

10.5, January 25, 1912. Letter to Edwin Elsbach, advocating marriage practices among young deaf persons that can decrease the risk of handing down their genetic defect to their offspring. In part: “A great deal can be done to minimise the effects of heredity in afflicted families, by giving such information regarding the results of marriages as to lead afflicted persons to choose partners in life who would lessen their tendency to produce afflicted children. There is always a strong tendency in offspring to revert to the normal type of the race; and if marriages are so contracted that the tendency to the inheritance of the defect exists in the family of one of the partners, the tendency to inheritance is diluted, so to speak, by the influence of the other, if he belongs to a family which is free from the defect. This is especially true when the partners in marriage are very far apart in blood. A defective American would have less tendency to reproduce the defect, by marriage with a foreigner of a different race. The further apart in blood the marriage partners are, the greater the tendency in the offspring to revert to the normal type of the race. Defective persons should especially, be careful to avoid marrying blood relations. This class of union tends to increase, the offspring, the family peculiarities, whatever they may be. Where a defective strain exists the defect is more liable to be increased, than in cases where there are no common ancestors. I send by separate mail, a copy of my paper entitled ‘Marriage, an Address to the Deaf’, in which I try to explain to young deaf persons those conditions of marriage that would be liable to increase any tendency they may have to hand down their defect to their offspring, and those conditions that would lessen the tendency.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and light overall haloing to signature, otherwise fine condition. The son of a deaf mother, and later husband to a deaf wife, Bell’s interest in communication and sound was deep-rooted. While experimenting on his ‘harmonic telegraph’ at the start of the 1870s, Bell opened his School of Vocal Physiology and Mechanics of Speech in Boston, attracting a large number of deaf pupils, including his most famous, Helen Keller. While he did a great deal of good in teaching the deaf community, he also believed that deafness was something to be eradicated and became a major figure in the American eugenics movement. At the time of this letter, he was the newly appointed chairman of the board of scientific advisers to the Eugenics Record Office, encouraging people deemed to be ‘a defective variety of the human race’ to avoid reproducing and promoting the compulsory sterilization of such ‘defective’ people. An incredibly interesting letter involving one of the most complex and controversial subjects in Bell’s life. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

195. Claude Bernard. Eminent French physiologist (1813–1878). ALS in French, one page, 4 x 5.25, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to Miss F. Oppenhein, sending tickets for a public session at the Institut de France. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, several small pencil notations, as well as pencil shading to letterhead. A scarce and important scientific autograph. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The revered priest and his boys send gratitude to a longtime benefactor, responsible for financing the early days of his Oratorio 196. Saint John Bosco. ALS in Italian, signed “Sac. Bosco Gio,” one page, 5.25 x 8.5, October 11, 1858. Untranslated letter to Joseph Cotta, in which Bosco recalls a stay in his hometown of Castelnuovo di Asti with his children, and pays homage to his correspondent, offering “a token of my gratitude, and by all my boys.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds. As John Bosco began his mission to improve the lives of orphan boys, seeking out shelter and employment, he faced widespread opposition from various quarters—the clergy, accusing him of stealing boys away from their parishes; nationalist politicians, certain that he was recruiting young men for the revolution; and average citizens, simply unhappy with the noise of hundreds of boys. Despite the controversy, Chevalier Joseph Cotta, a distinguished banker, senator, and philanthropist, became a major benefactor in his pursuits. Helping finance Bosco’s purchase of the Pinardi House in 1850, he played an important role in the start of the Oratorio. A wonderful and scarce letter offering heartfelt gratitude to a generous friend. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Burr financial letter bearing his scarce full signature

197. Aaron Burr. LS, one page, 7.5 x 8.75, May 4, 1796. Letter to William Constable.

In part: “Mr. Williamson advises me that he would leave Boston on 2 May and that it will be more convenient for him to pay my draughts in New York than in Boston, your brother having advised me that the bill was not sold but transferred to be received at Boston on my account.” Letter is affixed to a slightly larger sheet of black cardstock. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, with a horizontal fold passing through signature, toning to most of the letter, and a previous catalog entry affixed to lower left. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

As war looms, Carnegie remembers a meeting with Wilhelm II seeking peace 198. Andrew Carnegie. TLS, one page, 7.75 x 9, personal letterhead, October 1, 1914. Letter to David Bates. In full: “Many thanks for your favor of 23rd September, which recalls old times so vividly. In my interviews with the Emperor, his expressions showed him to be so clearly interested in peace, that I had no doubt of his desire.” At the bottom, Carnegie adds a brief handwritten postscript, “Glad any time to have you call & see a fellow. AC.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, two passing through single letters of signature, slightly trimmed edges, a bit of paper loss to edges, and a bit of scattered light soiling. Carnegie was an early activist for peace in Europe and sought to ease tension in the region by using his money and influence, including attempting to get President Roosevelt to visit the country. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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199. Alexandre Brongniart. French

chemist, mineralogist, and zoologist (1770– 1847). ALS in French, signed “Al. Brongniart,” one page, 4.75 x 7, January 17, 1839. Untranslated letter to Monsieur De France, a geologist in Paris. Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in Brongniart’s hand. In fine condition, with a bit of paper loss to second page from wax seal. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Presenting a copy of his first book to conductor Walter Damrosch 200. Andrew Carnegie.

Signed book: Triumphant Democracy. Later printing. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1888. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 519 pages. Signed and inscribed on the second free end page, “To Walter Damrosch, with true regard, Andrew Carnegie.” Autographic condition: fine, with some mild edge toning to page. Book condition: VG-/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

201. Catherine the Great. Empress of Russia from 1762 to

1796, who came to power following a coup d’état and the assassination of her husband, Peter III. LS in Cyrillic, signed “Yekaterina,” one page, 7.75 x 12.25, February 21, 1788. Untranslated. In fine condition, with unobtrusive central vertical and horizontal folds passing through the signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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The earliest obtainable important French and English medieval poet 202. Charles of Orleans. French prince (1394–1465) kept prisoner by the

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

203. Jean-Antoine Chaptal. French chemist (1756–1832) who introduced the process of adding sugar to wine, called ‘Chaptalization.’ LS in French, signed “Chaptal,” one page both sides, 7 x 9, Republique Francaise letterhead, March 21, 1803. Untranslated letter as Minister of the Interior to “Citoyen Lamoureux.” Paper loss to bottom of hinge and second integral page, intersecting folds, and a bit of light toning, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

On the day of its publication, Churchill inscribes his biography of his father to a Lord mentioned in the book 204. Winston Churchill. Signed book: Life of Lord R. Churchill, Volumes I and II. First edition. London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1906. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.75, 564 and 531 pages. Signed and inscribed on the third free end page of Volume I, “To Lord Welby from Winston S. Churchill, 1 Jan 1906.” Autographic condition: fine, with some mild edge toning to signed page. Book condition: VG-/None. Reginald Earle Welby (1832-1915) served as Permanent Secretary to the Treasury from 1885–1894. Following his retirement he was raised to the peerage as Baron Welby of Allington in the County of Lincoln. In Volume II of this biography, Churchill quotes at length of Welby’s impression of his father when he became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1886. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“I have been admiring the beautiful and original silver box” 205. Winston Churchill. TLS signed “W,” one page, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, December 5, 1959. Letter expressing gratitude. In full: “I have been admiring the beautiful and original silver box which you gave me for my Birthday. Thank you so much for your very kind thought of me.” Churchill adds a handwritten postscript: “I treasure it greatly.” A pencil notation to the lower left describes the gift as a snuff box made in 1810 by Thropp & Taylor. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Conferring lifetime membership in the American Colonization Society

206. Henry Clay. Partly-printed DS, signed “H. Clay,” one page, 12.75 x 10, May 21, 1832. A certificate from the American Colonization Society issued to G. W. Burnett conferring lifetime membership upon him. Signed in the lower right corner by Clay as the society’s president. In very good condition, with several complete separations leaving the document in three pieces, intersecting folds, and some edge tears. Clay’s signature is crisp and unaffected by any of the physical flaws. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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207. William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody. Ink signature, “Very truly, W. F. Cody,” on an off-white 3 x 1 lightly-lined slip clipped from the conclusion of a letter. Ornately matted and framed with an image of Cody to an overall size of 9.25 x 14. In fine condition, with light toning and left side unevenly trimmed. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Certified lab results of radioactive isotopes 209. Marie Curie. DS, in French, signed “M. Curie,” one page, 8.5 x 12.5, Institut

Du Radium letterhead, June 15, 1923. Curie measures the “Dosage of Mesothorium by Gamma Ray,” contained within a specific piece of laboratory apparatus, and certifies her finding that “the [radio] active material contained in this apparatus is mesothorium, also perhaps within a certain quantity of radium.” Certificate also details the apparatus tested and method used. In fine condition. Any item directly pertaining to Curie’s experiments in radiation are quite desirable. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Curie offers advice on an experiment along with a close source to “provide you with some radium emanation and activated water” 210. Pierre Curie. ALS in French, signed “P. Curie,” one page, 5.25 x 8.5, Faculte des Sciences de Paris letterhead, April 19, 1905. Letter to a colleague. In full (translated): “I think that the Druet de Lisle firm in Nogent sur Marne Seine, could provide you with some radium emanation and activated water for this emanation.—In case they could not, I could take care of preparing some myself. The experiment is interesting to attempt, but it would be quite unreasonable to expect success.—It should be done only if there is no other means to do so.” In fine condition, with trivial foxing.

As the Curies’ pioneering work showed the powerful effect that radium had on living tissue, opening its use against cancer and other illnesses, demand for the element grew. Always happy to help their scientific community, they began a mutually beneficial relationship with French industrialist Amert de Lisle in 1904; helping his factory isolate radium for distribution to the medical profession, the Curies offered technical suggestions on the best treatments for pitchblend, and in return, they were able to accumulate larger samples of radioactive material than they would have been able to prepare themselves. In this letter, written two years after receiving the Nobel Prize, Curie embodies the true spirit of scientific research, offering honest advice on a proposed experiment—“The experiment is interesting to attempt, but it would be quite unreasonable to expect success”—along with the name of his supplier and the additional offer to “prepare some myself” if need be. Due to his tragic death the following year, signed material by Pierre is quite rare, this being only the third letter we have offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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211. Baron Georges Cuvier. French naturalist and zoologist (1769–1832). He originated the natural system of animal classification, and through his studies of animal and fish fossils he established the sciences of paleontology and comparative anatomy. LS in French, signed “G. Cuvier,” one page, 4.5 x 7.25, no date. Untranslated letter to Monsieur Dumont, specifying the dates in which he is to send each part of the manuscript of his book. Reverse of second page bears an address panel in another hand. In fine condition, with a few scattered light creases and a bit of mild toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Darwin sends thanks for a book on Tertiary flora, a “subject [that] has always seemed to me a most interesting & important one” 213. Charles Darwin. ALS, one page both sides, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, April 20, [1861]. Letter to fellow scientist Oswald Heer. In full: “I am extremely much obliged for the honour & kindness which you have done me by sending your ‘Untersuchungen &c’—The subject has always seemed to me a most interesting & important one; & I hope soon to read your valuable Memoir.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). Published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 9, Cambridge University Press, 1994. In the aftermath of Darwin’s publication of On the Origin of Species in late 1859, the controversial celebrity scientist remained for the most part behind closed doors, suffering from chronic poor health. Eagerly scrutinizing the scientific community’s response to his work, he carried out extensive correspondences around the world, discussing reviews, articles, and emerging work that found a kinship with his own. One such work was Swiss biologist and paleontologist Oswald Heer’s “Untersuchungen &c” (Examination of the climate and of vegetation conditions of the land in the Tertiary period); the presentation copy that Heer sent to Darwin remains in the Darwin Library at Cambridge, with annotations indicating that Darwin did in fact read the work. A friendly letter with interesting scientific association, written less than two years after publication of his legendary Origin of Species. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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214. Luis Martins de Souza Dantas. Brazilian diplomat (1876–1954) who helped 800

people escape France during the Holocaust, including 425 confirmed to be Jewish. Untranslated ALS in Portuguese, signed “Luis Dantas,” one page, 5.5 x 8.75, ambassadorial letterhead of the Brazilian Legation in the Argentine Republic, Buenos Aires, December 30, no year [but 1915]. In very good condition, with moderate overall toning and a few small holes to left side (affecting no writing). RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The former Confederate president writes of financial defeat abroad while endeavoring to promote Southern commerce 215. Jefferson Davis.

ALS, three lightly-lined pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, November 25, 1876. Letter written onboard the S.S. Adriatic, while serving as president of the American office of the Mississippi Valley Society to W. Thompson Cordner. In part: “Our friend Mr. McAllum has I suppose informed you, by cablegram of my departure from Liverpool, and though I informed him that only in New Orleans, would it be possible to enter usefully on the discussion of the affairs of the M.V.S., he was desirous that I should see you in N.Y. Therefore though I hope you may come to the landing and that we may have an interview, lest it should be otherwise, I write to state that business engagements require me to be in Vicksburg by the 1st prox., and it being needful for me to be at least a day in Memphis en route to Vicksburg, it is not practicable for me to stop in N.Y. Please inform me where you will visit, as proposed by you, New Orleans, and you may confidently expect me to meet you there…My long detention in London was, as you have no doubt learned, without any satisfactory result as to the affairs of the Int. Nat. Cham. of Comm. & Missi. V. Soc. of London.” In fine condition, with a few creases and wrinkles and writing lightly showing through from opposing sides. The Mississippi Valley Society refers to two companies, one British and one Southern, that was comprised of capitalists who hoped to induce foreign emigration and develop trade with the South. It was Davis’s hope that, in time, the entities would emerge as partners for the sake of the South’s commercial growth. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“All is well for the Navy and for France. We will take the case of one or the other if all are striving to the same cart” 216. Charles de Gaulle. War-dated TLS in French, signed “C. De Gaulle,” one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, October 6, 1942. Letter to Captain Vaisseau Ortoli on board the Triumphant. In part (translated): “Your beautiful building will soon resume the sea. You know what friendship I have for you. So you follow I, one and the other, carefully in your travels, and I hope, in your battles.” In the upper left, de Gaulle adds a handwritten postscript which reads, (translated): “All is well for the Navy and for France. We will take the case of one or the other if all are striving to the same cart. C. G.” In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds. As the world divided into the Axis and Allied forces of World War II, Charles de Gaulle’s primary focus was on reinstating the French nation in resistance of the occupation; disputing the legitimacy of Philippe Petain’s reign of the newly formed Vichy regime, which had signed an armistice with Nazi Germany, he relocated to London and organized the Free French forces as the governmentin-exile. Despite his brash and haughty attitude, which most leaders found unbearable, de Gaulle gained the support of Churchill and, eventually, most of the other Allies. Continuing to build support for his cause, he sent Captain Paul Ortoli, who had been the head of his personal staff for the past year, to Australia—strong supporters of the Allied forces, and strong defenders of the British Empire—on board the Triumphant. With heartfelt wishes for success and the bold declaration that “All is well for the Navy and for France,” this is an excellent war-dated letter from the controversial French naval commander. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Uncommon check from the founder of the Bank of Philadelphia 217. Declaration of Independence: George Clymer. Signer of the Declaration

of Independence, and founder and president of the Bank of Philadelphia (1739–1813). Bank check, 5.75 x 2, filled out and signed by Clymer, “Geo. Clymer,” payable to C. L. for $30, February 11, 1808. In fine condition, with expected cancellation cuts and holes, and some show-through from tape reinforcement to reverse. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

218. Declaration of Independence: Thomas Heyward. Partly-printed DS, signed “Tho’s Heyward Jun’r,” one page, 13 x 8, September 1, 1785. Arrest warrant issued for coachmaker James Lyntch, “to answer to David Lamb in a plea of Trespass on the Case and so forth also for certain promises & assumptions by the said James to the said David made and not performed to his damage fifty pounds.” Boldly signed on the left side by Heyward below the affixed paper seal, which remains fully intact. Professionally inlaid into a same-size sheet. In fine condition, with a fold to the left side (passing through a single letter at the end of the signature). Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The Massachusetts signer appoints a justice of the peace 219. Declaration of Independence: Elbridge Gerry. Partly-printed DS, signed

“E. Gerry,” one page, 8.75 x 14, February 9, 1811. Gerry, as governor of Massachusetts, appoints Moses Townsend “to be one of our Justices of the Peace, and of the Quorum within and for the county of Essex.” Signed in the left border by Gerry, and countersigned at the bottom by the commonwealth’s secretary. Double-matted and framed with a printed dictionary definition of his name and ‘gerrymander’ to an overall size of 25.5 x 31.5. Matte features an attractive print of the famous 1812 political cartoon of Gerry’s bizarrely redistricted Essex County with wings and a dragon’s head; likened to the shape of a salamander, the scandalous new electoral districts—formed to favor his own Democratic-Republican candidates over the Federalists—gave rise to the stillpopular term ‘gerrymander,’ a combination of the governor’s last name and the twisting creature. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and some slight show-through from docketing on reverse. The paper seal is crisp and intact. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

222. Declaration of Independence: Roger Sherman.

220. Declaration of Independence: Samuel Huntington. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1731– 1796) and seventh President of the Continental Congress. ADS, signed “Sam’l Huntington,” one page, 7.25 x 3.25, March 26, 1787. Huntington orders the treasurer of Connecticut to “pay to Mr. Joshua Prior, or Order Three pounds lawfull money out of the taxes appropriated to the payment of the civil list.” Central vertical and horizontal folds and a bold cancellation endorsement affecting the beginning portion of the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1721–1793) who was also the only man to also sign the Articles of Association, Articles of Confederation, and US Constitution. Manuscript DS, signed “Roger Sherman a Judge of the Sup’m Court,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 13, January 7, 1787. Writ summoning Waters Clark to appear in court for failing to follow through on an agreement “to the Damage of the Pltf. the sum of £30.0.0 Lawful money.” Endorsed at the conclusion by Sherman, in full: “Received two Shillings duty on this writ.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and expected document wear. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

221. Declaration of Independence: Robert Morris. Partlyprinted DS, signed “Rob’t Morris,” one page, 12 x 9.5, March 10, 1795. Morris certifies that James Greenleaf “is entitled to five Shares in the entire Property of the North American Land Company; the Dividend whereof shall not be less than Six Dollars on each Share Annually.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Morris and countersigned by James Marshall. Intersecting folds (some with edge separations), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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223. Declaration of Independence: William Williams. Signer

of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1731–1811). ADS, signed “Wm. Williams,” one page, 7.25 x 6.75, March 12, 1778. Williams orders the treasurer of Connecticut to “pay to Wm. Williams Esq. the sum of eighty one pounds three shillings & 9 pence being the school money belonging & payable to the Town of Lebanon.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

224. Declaration of Independence: Oliver Wolcott.

Connecticut politician (1726–1797) who signed both the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation, and later served as governor of the state. Manuscript DS, signed “Oliver Wolcott Assist.,” one page, 7.25 x 8.75, August 26, 1778. An “Inventory of foreign goods seized by Capt. Miles Beach,” which lists and appraises “3 Black Silk Handkerchiefs,” “3 1/4 yds of Linnen,” “4 yds Callico,” “2 1/4 yds Cambrick (Coarse),” and “3/4 yd Guaze.” In very good condition, with separations to intersecting folds reinforced on the reverse, show-through toning from adhesive remnants to upper corners, and neatly trimmed edges. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A birthday gift from a fashion designer which brought “screams of delight from the birthday girl” 225. Diana. ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 7.5, Kensington Palace letterhead, July 3, 1989. Letter to friend and fashion designed Bruce Oldfield. In full: “A great deal of excitement is always caused when a blue & white parcel arrives here & the one that came today was no exception!! On opening the present I found the most beautiful silk shirt & there were screams of delight from the birthday girl! You both are incredibly kind & thoughtful to have given me such a special shirt— Far too smart to wear for the school run I think! A million thanks to you both.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Diana’s hand. Oldfield had been designing clothes for Diana since 1981. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Lighthearted birthday card from “Diana & the boys” 226. 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)

227. George Eastman.

Partly-printed DS, signed three times, twice as “Geo. Eastman” and once as “George Eastman,” one page, 8.5 x 3.5, October 14, 1899. A “standing interest order” for an interest check from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, filled out and signed by Eastman. In fine condition, with two vertical folds and staple holes to upper left. Eastman’s full signature is especially difficult to find. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

228. Thomas Edison. Pencil ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos A. Edison,” on an off-white 2.75 x 2 card. In fine condition, with a paperclip impression to top edge. Accompanied by the original Edison laboratory mailing envelope, postmarked July 31, 1923, and a 1916 one-page ALS from Mina Miller Edison. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

229. Thomas Edison. Signed

book: The Boy’s Life of Edison. First edition. NY: Harper and Brothers, 1911. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 332 pages. Signed on the second free end page with his instantly recognizable ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos. A. Edison.” Autographic condition: fine, with a stamp under signature dated August 20, 1913. Book condition: VG+/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

230. Thomas Edison. Edison Botanic Research Corporation busi-

ness check, 8.5 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Edison with his bold ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos A. Edison,” payable to Otto R. Greiner Co. for $19.80, stamp-dated September 24, 1928. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, expected cancellation holes, and some light staining along bottom. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Desirable stock certificate for Edison’s battery company, issued two months after its inception 231. Thomas Edison. Partly-printed DS, signed

“Thomas [A.] Edison, President,” one page, 11.5 x 7, July 17, 1901. Stock certificate issued to W. S. Pilling for “Eighty three Shares in the Capital Stock of the Edison Storage Battery Company.” Signed at the conclusion by Edison with his classic ‘umbrella’ signature and countersigned by John F. Randolph as the company’s treasurer. The receipt is also affixed to the left edge. Three vertical folds (one passing through end of the signature), and expected cancellation cuts and holes affecting the signature area (hole punched through the final letter of his first name and presumed middle initial, and thin cuts present but not affecting its appearance), otherwise fine condition. The Edison Storage Battery Company was organized in New Jersey on May 27, 1901, to develop, manufacture, and sell the alkaline storage battery that Edison had developed, which was used for mining lamps, train lighting and signaling, submarines, and electric vehicles. A clean and attractive document. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“He boldly told the truth about things that would otherwise be treated as taboo in our hypocritical world” 232. Albert Einstein. TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” one page,

8.5 x 11, blindstamped personal letterhead, Princeton, February 11, 1953. Einstein writes to Blanche H. Schlick, widow of Moritz Schlick. In full (translated): “You have given me great pleasure in sending along the Schlick-ean essay on social topics. He boldly told the truth about things that would otherwise be treated as taboo in our hypocritical world.” In fine to very fine condition, with unobtrusive intersecting folds and a censorship stamp to left blank area.

When the up-and-coming German philosopher Moritz Schlick published his Space and Time in Contemporary Physics in 1917—which he described as an ‘elucidation of the thesis that space and time have now forfeited all objectivity in physics’—he found an instant fan in Einstein. Touting the work as ‘masterly,’ Einstein recognized him as one of the first commentators to see that space and time have no existence or reality prior to the metric field, and the two began a correspondence that would last a lifetime. Securing the prestigious position as chair of Naturphilosophie at the University of Vienna in 1922 (with a recommendation from Einstein), Schlick surrounded himself with luminaries in philosophy, physics, and mathematics, heading the legendary Vienna Circle of thinkers, lecturing internationally, and publishing numerous influential essays. When he was assassinated by a former student on the steps of the university in 1936, the shaken intellectual world mourned the loss of one of the greatest minds of their time. Ensuring that her husband’s literary legacy would persevere, Blanche Hardy Schlick undertook the organization of his estate, editing and publishing past works, letters, and lectures, and sharing with the figures who helped shape his work. A heartfelt letter of praise for a fallen contemporary, who earned the legendary physicist’s admiration over decades of study. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 66 | January 15, 2014 | NOTABLES


“There exists presently a certain tendency toward a mystical view, which is being publicized in the popular scientific literature. I do not want anything to feed this tendency” 233. Albert Einstein. TLS in German, signed “A. Einstein,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, blind-stamped personal letterhead from his Princeton address, June 10, 1938. Letter to Dr. Gustaf Strömberg at the Mount Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, California. In full (translated): “I have already written and told you why I have resolved not to write a foreword to your book. The distinction between real things, which must undergo certain process of idealistic guidance, and to which certain independent existence is credited, is evident in your solution attempt. This concept must serve a certain understanding, which would balance the procedures within the organic and inorganic nature. I must reject this attempt because the opinion on the inorganic area (quantum-theory) seems to be misleading to me. It is a certain double-principle which, in my view, resembles much more than a superficial explanation of the primitive and is fundamentally opposed to modern science. However, there exists presently a certain tendency toward a mystical view, which is being publicized in the popular scientific literature. I do not want anything to feed this tendency. I spoke to my colleague Weyl about your suggestion that he write the foreword instead of me, and I also explained openly my reasons for the rejection. Perhaps this has contributed to his decision not to be available to compose the foreword. The reason he gave was that he presently was not fluent in scientific endeavors.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, some light edge toning, and a staple hole to top right. Accompanied by six related items: an unsigned 10 x 8 photo of over 80 men in front of Cal Tech’s Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, with Einstein seated next to Dr. Robert Millikan in the first row; an invitation to the May 22, 1955, UCLA Memorial Meeting honoring Einstein’s memory; a program and a ticket admitting two to the UCLA Memorial Meeting; an 8 x 10 bust portrait of Dr. Gustaf Stromberg; and a booklet entitled Emergent Energy by Stromberg, reprinted from ‘The Journal of the Franklin Institute,’ May 1946. Distinguished for his investigations into the movements and luminosity of the stars and the structure of the universe, Dr. Gustaf Stromberg originally published his book The Soul of the Universe in 1938, in it presenting a scientific work supporting the fundamental principles of Theosophy. By applying the principles of Relativity and the Quantum Theory to biology and the relationship between mind and matter, he arrived at ‘the inevitable conclusion that there exists a World Soul or God.’ While Einstein, who met Stromberg in 1931 on his first visit to the Mount Wilson Observatory, where Stromberg had been on staff since 1916, respected Stromberg’s scientific pursuits, he strongly disagreed with this “mystical view,” “resembling much more than a superficial explanation of the primitive and…fundamentally opposed to modern science.” A fascinating letter from physics’ most brilliant mind, refusing to attach his name to what he calls a “misleading” presentation of quantum theory. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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“The refugee intellectuals of the Hitler persecution have nearly all found opportunity for work in this country” 234. Albert Einstein. TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8.25 x 11, blind-stamped

personal letterhead, April 3, 1951. Letter to Joseph Halle Schaffner. In full: “I thank you for informing me about the amount of the money about which you spoke to me on the occasion of your last visit. I had proposed to you to use these funds for the benefit of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. After careful thought it seems to me, however, that the available money would not be enough to put up a special foundation within the framework of an university institution which you thought to connect with my name. This brought me to another idea. It is well known that the refugee intellectuals of the Hitler persecution have nearly all found opportunity for work in this country. However, many of them were already middle-aged when they arrived and there are emergency cases produced by illness and old age which constitute a permanent worry for those of us who are in a more favorable position. It may be known to you that there exists a Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, headed by Mrs. Else Staudinger, which has successfully tried to mitigate this situation. I believe there could be no more satisfactory use for the money than to give it in the form of a private foundation to this organization with the proviso that the funds should be used for such emergency cases of old age and illness. Such foundation could bear my name in conformity with your earlier intentions if you find it desirable. If you should decide according to this suggestion you would produce something good and worthwhile and earn the gratitude of all concerned.” In fine condition. As Hitler’s anti-Jewish regulations and segregatory laws forced thousands out of their jobs and thus, out of their country, the international community saw an influx of well-educated immigrants, trained in a variety of distinguished jobs in civil service, university and legal positions, and scientific research fields. Countless organizations were founded to help integrate these highly valuable new citizens upon their arrival, an integral part of the Allied effort. Einstein, the most notable Jewish scientist to rebuild his life in America, worked on behalf of dozens of such organizations, including the American Council for Émigrés in the Professions. Founded by dean of the New School for Social Research, Hans Staudinger, and his wife Elsa, the Council was established specifically to support scientists and intellectuals, moving beyond simple job placement to handle ongoing needs, including medical attention for “emergency cases produced by illness and old age”—a problem to which the aging Einstein could relate. When approached by Joseph Halle Schaffner, the wealthy director of the clothing manufacturer Hart, Schaffner, & Marx, in search of a worthy cause to which he could donate, Einstein directed him there. By the end of the 1950s, the Council had helped more than 3,000 refugees secure jobs and live healthy, productive lives, proving to be a truly valuable organization. An excellent letter involving one of the many philanthropic outlets that benefitted from Einstein’s work.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Einstein’s autograph equations 235. Albert Einstein. Detailed sci-

entific and mathematical calculations on both sides of a 2.5 x 5.5 off-white slip. On one side Einstein writes nine lines of an intricate mathematical formula, with four additional lines of a longer equation on the reverse, along with a three word German notation. Professional repair to paper loss of one corner (not affecting any of the writing), and a block of toning over portion of both formulas, otherwise fine condition. A fantastic, and complicated-looking, example of Einstein’s greatest working tool: mathematics. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 68 | January 15, 2014 | NOTABLES


The ironclad inventor makes a proposal for his caloric engine for American Express 236. John Ericsson. Swedish-American Army engineer (1803–1889) who

designed and built the ironclad warship Monitor for the American Navy. ALS signed “J. Ericsson,” one page, 8 x 10, February 2, 1859. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In part: “Messrs. Clute write ‘The American Express Co. desire to know, what will cost to propel a car with 5 persons and mail matter 15 (fifteen) miles per hour, whole weight about 1500 lb.—they are now running a hand car on the Memphis [rail]road and wish to substitute a Caloric engine. Make the estimate assuming it, the road, to be level.’” Also included is an unsigned handwritten proposal by Ericsson in which he writes, in part: “Two 24 inch Caloric engines applied to a suitable carriage with two pair of 3 feet wheels, will traverse 40 miles of perfectly level rail way in three hours with 3 tons of freight, besides fuel.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through first initial of signature, ink and pencil notations to both pages, small edge tears, and light toning. In 1853, Ericsson saw his caloric ship—an attempt at a vessel propelled entirely by an engine designed on his warm-air principle—come to fruition. Unfortunately the maritime application was unsuccessful, and Ericsson devoted himself to improvements on the engine for other mechanical purposes. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

While in exile, the last French empress laments “how little influence I have nowadays” 237. Eugenie. Last

Empress consort of the French from 1853 to 1871 as the wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French. ALS in Spanish, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 8, black-bordered Camden Place letterhead, August 3 (and after 1870 during her exile to England). Letter to her nephew, the Duke of Alba. In part (translated): “I met with Captain Helbert but unfortunately I could do nothing for him since in the Suez Canal, England has three administrators chosen by the government and nominated by the stockholders. Of course Mr. Helbert could not be one of the French administrators…It is difficult to find a job of that nature, and unfortunately we can’t even find one for our own partners who are unemployed, many in a precarious state…I’m sorry…but I hope you will understand how little influence I have nowadays.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a bit of scattered light toning. A year earlier, at the apex of her power, Eugenie—dubbed ‘the guardian angel’ of the canal by her famous cousin, Ferdinand de Lesseps—opened the Suez Canal on her imperial yacht at the invitation of Khedive Ismail. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The penicillin pioneer shows his admiration for a long-surviving magazine 238. Alexander Fleming. TLS, one

page, 5 x 8, WrightFleming Institute of Microbiology letterhead, May 7, 1948. Letter to Norman Edwards of the magazine Answers, who had sent birthday wishes. In part: “There was a time, in the last century, when I read ‘Answers’ but it is many years since I have seen it and I am afraid I thought it was dead. I am glad to hear that it is still flourishing and it must have surely been laid on sound foundations to have survived two wars.” In very good condition, with extra horizontal folds and scattered toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The final Holy Roman Emperor 239. 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. Collection of nine untranslated LSs, each one page, 7.25 x 9, dated between 1794 and 1795. All are written to Austrian statesman Prokop Count Lazansky von Bukowa. Some of the content is summarized as follows: sending a list from the Lemberg Provincial Accounting Office; progress achieved in the municipal accounts censoring office in Galicia; sending administrative records and letters; regarding a contract; the payment of military uniforms and equipment; and filling a vacancy in the Imperial Military Accounting Office. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Scarce signature of the nuclear Nobel Laureate

240. Enrico Fermi. Physicist

(1901–1954) who became the first to split the atom and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 for his developments in harnessing nuclear power. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Enrico Fermi, 1/4/48,” on an off-white 4 x 2.5 card bearing an affixed postage stamp honoring Alfred Nobel. In fine condition, with light contrast to signature as it crosses over the stamp. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Billy the Kid’s killer expands into the gold mining business

241. Otto Frank. TLS in German,

one page, 8.5 x 10.75, International Youth Center of the Anne Frank Stichting letterhead, December 21, 1960. Frank writes that he is very happy to know that the stories of Anne Frank had been translated by the recipient’s daughter. In very good to fine condition, with edge toning, two punch holes to left border, a repaired tear to right edge, and subtle foxing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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242. Pat Garrett. New Mexico lawman (1850–1908) who killed

his former gambling partner, the fabled outlaw Billy the Kid, in 1881. Partly-printed DS, signed “P. F. Garrett,” one page both sides, 10.25 x 8.25, December 12, 1899. Capitol stock certificate for 200 hundred shares in the Alabama Gold and Copper Mining Company, issued to D. M. Goodrich signed at the bottom by Garrett as company secretary. In fine, bright condition, with two vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and several pencil notations to border. The eyecatching gold foil seal is crisp and intact. One of the old West’s most coveted signatures. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)


Freud compliments a newly received book of poetry: “The bombastic grandiloquence that usually characterizes youthful productions has been consistently avoided”

243. Sigmund Freud. ALS in German, signed “Freud,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 3.5, personal letterhead, December 14, 1930. Letter to poet Walter Philipp. In part (translated): “I am tardy in thanking you for your friendly transmission. The verses are beautiful, the thoughts lucid and pure. The bombastic grandiloquence that usually characterizes youthful productions has been consistently avoided.” A few trivial areas of surface loss and adhesive remnants (affecting no writing), and a crease to the right side, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Freud’s hand, as well as a softcover 1937 edition of Philipp’s poetry book entitled Im Zwielicht. Since his schoolboy days in Vienna, literature played an important part in Freud’s education and life, providing him with early insight into his developing understanding of human psychology. Always a voracious reader, he maintained friendships with a number of literary figures and always welcomed new contributions, though he was frequently unimpressed with the “bombastic grandiloquence” of new writers. This letter, thanking Walter Philipp for his new verses, carries a genuine complimentary tone that reflects the values most important in Freud’s own writing—“The verses are beautiful, the thoughts lucid and pure.” A crisply penned letter from the always desirable father of psychoanalysis. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

The ‘Black Venus’ and razor pioneer in Vienna 244. King Gillette and Josephine Baker. Ink signatures, “King Gillette, Vienna, May 18th/27,” adding a sketch of a Gillette logo above his signature, and “Josephine Baker, Feb 4/28, ‘Wien,’” on an off-white 4.75 x 7 sheet. Sheet is also signed by Ernst Krenek, who adds a five-bar AMQS from ‘Johnny Strikes Up the Band,’ his jazz opera influenced by Josephine Baker’s Revue negre; folk singer Adam Muller; and conductor Hans Knappertsbusch. Scattered light toning and some ink flecks to beginning of musical quote, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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245. Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac.

247. Jay Gould.

French chemist and physicist (1778–1850) best known for his investigations into the nature and behavior of gases. ALS in French, signed “Gay-Lussac,” one page, 4.75 x 7.25, no date. Untranslated letter to Monsieur Chamberes, a doctor of medicine at the “college de France.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in Gay-Lussac’s hand. Horizontal fold passing through tops of a few letters of signature and scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Financier (1836– 1892) 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, one page, 14.5 x 7.75, March 22, 1880. Stock certificate for 100 shares of capital stock of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company issued to W. E. Connor, signed at the conclusion by Gould as the company’s president. The receipt is affixed to the left edge of the certificate. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (some passing through signatures) and various cancellation stamps and holes (three holes affecting bottom of signature). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

248. Martin Heidegger. Important

German philosopher (1889–1976) whose Being and Time was a fundamental text in the development of existentialism. AQS in German on an off-white 4 x 5.75 sheet. Heidegger pens a quote from Goethe’s second novel, Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

From the federal pen, the ‘Teflon Don’ exclaims, “I feel great!” 246. John Gotti. Satin-finish 8.5

x 9.75 head-andshoulders photo of Gotti in court, signed and inscribed in black b a l l p o i n t , “ To Rebecca, Your friend, John Gotti”; and an ALS signed “Johnny,” one page, 8.5 x 11, no date but postmarked April 6, 2000. In part: “I hope this finds you, Bobby and Bobby in the best of health and with clear mind set. As for me, I feel great! I hope these photos are signed in the order that you wished…thank you for the super effort that you are doing—I don’t think there are words to show how appreciative I am!” Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 27 x 30.25. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Gotti’s hand with his name and prisoner number, “Gotti, #18261053,” in the return address area. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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249. Paul von Hindenburg. Bold ink

signature, “8. 2. 32. Your faithful grandfather, Hindenburg,” on an offwhite 5 x 6.75 album page, adding a brief sentiment, in German, above the date. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Ordering payment to Washington’s former aide-de-camp for his attendance as Massachusetts’s House Speaker 250. John Hancock. Partly-printed DS one page, 7 x 8.75, September 17, 1760. Document ordering Treasurer Alexander Hodgdon to pay “unto Honble David Cobb Esqr Speaker of the House of Representatives the Sum of Twenty Shillings in full 4 days attendance as Speaker, 3 days this & one last Session, over & above his pay as a Member—agreeable to resolve of this day for which this shall be your sufficient Warrant.” Signed at the conclusion by Hancock and countersigned by John Avery and Hodgdon. In very good condition, with a small separation to central vertical fold, uniform toning, and some light show-through from docketing on reverse. Cobb was aide-de-camp to George Washington during the Revolutionary War. He was appointed Major General of Militia in 1786 and rendered conspicuous service during Shays’ Rebellion. He later served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts and as a member of the US House of Representatives. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

251. Theodor Herzl. TLS in German, signed “Herzl,” two pages, one 8.25 x 6 and one 8.25 x 11, February 22, 1902. Printed circular letter to a member of the Action Committee of the World Zionist Organization, headed at the top, “Strictly Confidential,” and containing his report on the negotiations. In part (translated): “After a four day stay in Constantinople, Dr. Herzl and J. Covan have returned. As you already know from Der Welt, [he] had accepted an invitation from the Sultan and was the Sultan’s guest during his visit. The negotiations could not reach a final result because the offers made by the Turkish side did not entirely fit our program. Under such circumstances Dr. Herzl felt unable to accept. In the meantime, the relations remained splendid and the negotiations will be continued. By bringing this to your attention, we explicitly remind you that you are duty-bound and authorize you to communicate only the following, if required:” At this point, the recipient removed Herzl’s statement of talking points from the bottom of the letter, likely so as to be sure to get them right (perhaps to release to the press). The letter concludes: “Nobody should feel insulted [by his secrecy requirements], because it is evenly targeted at everybody, and in brotherly mind. But we need to add that should an indiscretion be committed by a member of the grand A[ction] C[ommittee], at this or any other occasion, we will communicate that person’s name in a circular…and in the future will not send circulars to the same person.” In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, punch hole to top left corner, paper loss to right edge of second page, and a paperclip impression to top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Desirable sketch of an unintended counter-culture staple 252. Albert Hofmann. Swiss chemist (1906–2008) best known for the discovery of LSD. Original signed felt tip sketch of the chemical structure of LSD on an off-white 5.75 x 3.75 card with an image of Hofmann affixed to the left side. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Stunning and virtually unobtainable document naming a Japanese citizen to the Order of the Meiji, accompanied by his Star of the Order of the Sacred Treasure badge 253. Hirohito. Incredibly rare manuscript DS in Japanese, one page, 23.5 x 18, April 18, 1940. Document in which the Emperor of Japan confers the Imperial Order of Meiji upon Eiichi Yamamoto. In full (translated): “By the grace of Heaven, Emperor of Japan, seated on the throne with unbroken imperial line, hereby confers the Second Class of the Imperial Order of Meiji upon Eiichi Yamamoto who is currently decorated with Senior Fifth Rank and the Third Order of Merit, and invests him with the insignia of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, granting him with the benefits and privileges associated with this rank and honor. I have set my hand and caused the seal of the Empire of Japan to be affixed at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, this 18th day of April, 1940.” Boldly signed by Hirohito and countersigned by Yasumaro Shimojo, Junior Third Rank, the First Order of Merit, Director of the Decoration Bureau and by Kohei Utsunomiya, Senior Fifth Rank, the Fourth Order of Merit, Clerk of the Decoration Bureau. In fine condition, with folds around the perimeter of the document and some scattered light creases. Included is the Star of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, 2.75” diameter, presented to Eiichi Yamamoto. “Kunko Seisho” is engraved on the reverse of the badge, which identifies it as praising achievement. Award is housed in its original 4 x 4 leather and felt case, gilt-imprinted on the cover that it is the Order of the Sacred Treasure, with the case showing expected minor wear. The insignia of the order incorporates symbols for the three imperial treasures: the Yata Mirror, so sacred that not even the Emperor is allowed to look at it; the Yasakani Jewel, made of the finest jade; and the Emperor’s personal Sword. White enameled rays represent the sword (slight chip on one of the 40 rays). The central disc bearing an eight-pointed silver star represents the mirror, surrounded by a wreath with red-enameled dots (one with slight chip) representing the jewel. Established as the Order of the Meiji in 1888 by Hirohito’s grandfather, the Order of the Sacred Treasure is awarded to those who have made distinguished achievements in a wide variety of civil or military services, ranging from research fields, to social work, to state and local government. These documents, by which the Emperor himself honors a citizen, become a part of the recipient’s family legacy and rarely leave Japan. To our knowledge, this is the only non-diplomatic Hirohito document to ever appear at auction—made exponentially more remarkable by the inclusion of the badge with which it was issued. A vibrant and highly sought-after piece, signed by the Emperor just five months before Japan would sign the Axis Pact with Germany and Italy. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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“What his genius is, is yet to be proved” 254. Samuel Hopkins. American clergyman (1721–1803) who founded the doctrine of Hop-

kinsian or New Divinity, a form of Calvinism that espoused free will and the denial of original sin. ALS signed “S. Hopkins,” one page, 6 x 7.5, October 30, 1771. Letter to his colleague Reverend Mark Leavenworth of Waterbury. In part: “I have, since I came from home, concluded to put one of my sons to learning…I have determined to send him to Waterbury this winter, trusting that you will be willing to undertake to instruct him; for which I would satisfie you. As my books are at Newport he must borrow till spring, or buy what he cannot borrow, in which I ask your assistance…What his genius is, is yet to be proved. I trust he will be steady & diligent.” Intersecting folds with one small hole, and scattered creases, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original address panel. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Extraordinary set of geological sketches and diagrams in a letter with remarkable scientific associations 255. Alexander von Humboldt. ALS in French, signed “Humboldt,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 4.75, no date [likely circa 1822-23]. Letter to mineralogist Louis-Benjamin Fleuriau de Bellevue, sending his friend Fourier’s book, in part (translated): “in which the problem of heat movement is completely solved. Ridges and edges are special cases only….You will also see in paragraph 52 that the author believes as I do that the heat cannot be compared to any fluid, water in oil….I am asking you to please let me visit you on Wednesday at 11 a.m.” Includes multiple detailed geological sketches and diagrams: first set is four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.75, featuring descriptions of earth formations (clay, chalky, and lignite); a large diagram related to the superposition of rocks, with descriptions of each one’s appearance and type; sketches of landscapes; and numerous small sketches of various earth and rock textures, including granite, syenite, gypsum, and limestone; and another sketch of a superposition diagram on an off-white 7 x 9.5 sheet. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a large print entitled ‘A Proportional and Tabular View of the Superior, Supermedial, and Medial Rocks.’ After his extensive travels in Latin America at the turn of the century, Humboldt began work on what would become a 21-year project, describing the lands he explored on his journey for the first time from a modern scientific point of view. He found the intellectual and social stimuli he craved in the vibrant cultural center of Paris, where he mingled with some of science’s greatest minds, including Joseph Fourier. With this letter to noted mineralogist and geologist Louis-Benjamin Fleuriau, Humboldt is most likely passing on Fourier’s Théorie Analytique de la Chaleur (The Analytic Theory of Heat), published in 1822, which reasoned that the flow of heat between two adjacent molecules is proportional to the extremely small difference of their temperatures; the book made major contributions to mathematics and physics, including the law of heat conduction, now known as Fourier’s law. Beyond the excellent association to this major scientific figure, Humboldt’s detailed geological sketches hold extraordinary value. Known for his extensive theories on magnetism, volcanicity, seismology, and tectonics, his work on rock formations is incredibly important—and incredibly beautiful, in these hand-sketched pieces. This is the first major Humboldt item we have offered in over 30 years. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Exceedingly rare letter from the Scottish philosopher on the translation of his epic History of England 256. David Hume. Tremen-

dously influential philosopher (1711–1776) considered one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy. ALS, one page, 6.5 x 8.25, November 29, 1763. Letter to his translator Madame Belot. In full: “You have prevented me in the Request I intended to propose, after our literary Connexions shall be over; Which, however, will not, I hope, be soon; I should be sorry to have had so much Acquaintance with a Person of your Merit; and not to continue, and rather to increase than diminish our Friendship. As Friday is the first day you can be at Leisure to see me, I shall wait upon you in the Afternoon, and bring with me all the Sheets corrected that you committed to me. The Corrections are few & not very material. If the Press come upon us too hastily in the first Volume, we can give the Printers these corrected Sheets of the second Volume, which will be food for them during some time.” Reverse of second integral page bears an address panel in Hume’s hand, along with much of the original wax seal. Letter has also been professionally cleaned and backed. Several well-done professional repairs and aforementioned cleaning, otherwise fine condition. While Hume is best remembered for his masterful philosophical works, during his lifetime he achieved his greatest literary fame as a historian. His massive History of England, which took fifteen years to write and ran over a million words, was published in six volumes between 1754 and 1762, and traced the events from the Invasion of Julius Ceasar to the Revolution of 1688. A best seller in its day, the History made Hume a wealthy and celebrated author. After the first two published volumes were translated into French in 1760 by the Abbe Prevost, Hume took up residence in Paris, where he met Madame Belot, who received a pension from the Court to translate English. The two worked together on the translations of the volumes on the Tudors and the Plantagenets, and despite her poor abilities (which became a heavy focus of criticism), the volumes sold well in France. Discussing work on his most successful writings, this is an absolutely extraordinary letter from the influential philosopher—the first signed piece from Hume we have ever offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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“Your ideal of mirth or humour is as good as any other ideal: it lasts as long as it is there, and when one particularly needs it, it is not there” 257. Carl Jung. TLS signed “C. G. Jung,” one page, 8.25 x 5.75, personal letterhead, April 1, 1954. Letter to medieval art historian Summer Crosby. In full: “I often wondered what had become of you in those 40 years that went by in the meantime. Your ideal of mirth or humour is as good as any other ideal: it lasts as long as it is there, and when one particularly needs it, it is not there. By the way, Schopenhauer said that the one divine gift man possesses is humour, and he quotes the story of the thief that was led to the gallows on a cold Monday morning at 6 o’clock, and who said: ‘This is a nice beginning of a week!’ When your ideal holds like that, it must be a good one. I see from your letter that you are still busy and aware of the great problems of life. Being in the 79th year, I try to rest and to get disinterested in the many ways of going astray.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. After decades of work secured Jung’s place as a pioneer in the field of psychology, he returned to Zurich to live out his final years, continuing to publish and carry out numerous correspondences until the end of his life in 1961. This letter to medieval art and architecture historian Summer Crosby, who Jung may have met during his six-week lecturing stay at Fordham University in 1912, holds the wonderful intellect and humor for which Jung is often remembered. Musing over the ideal of humor and retelling Schopenhauer’s story of the thief, he offers friendly support to a fellow scholar in one of the many fields influenced by his work. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“You will read of despair turned into hope, and defeat into victory for sightless men and women who long for usefulness” 258. Helen Keller.

TLS, signed in pencil, one page, 7.25 x 9.25, personal letterhead, March 15, 1929. Letter to Edwin Gould, son of railroad magnate Jay Gould. In part: “As an example of its great influence for good, may I ask you to read the folder that accompanied this letter? In it, you will read of despair turned into hope, and defeat into victory for sightless men and women who long for usefulness, but do not know how, or in what direction, to take their first steps.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

259. Joseph P. Kennedy. TLS, one

page, 6.25 x 8.5, personal letterhead, September 30, 1958. Letter to a man seeking help from Kennedy’s contacts. In full: “I have your letter and I can quite understand your desire to get started on your idea. For the past seven or eight years, however, I have not kept up any of my contacts and so, I do not know any banker, investor, or publisher who would be interested in your proposition. There may be some of them around, but it has been a long time now since I have discussed any business deal with anyone. I would be glad to help you if I could, but I just do not know anyone to whom I might refer you. When one is not active in business, one loses contacts very quickly. Sorry, I cannot help you.” In fine condition, with a slightly trimmed bottom edge. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Thrown just days prior to the 1968 California primary 260. Robert F. Kennedy. Official Rawlings Gyro-Metric

R25 Hank Stram–model football thrown by Kennedy during a campaign event in Newport Beach on June 2, 1968. Recently serviced by Rawlings, who replaced the inner bladder and laces so that the ball will hold air. In very good condition, with scattered marks and scuffs from use. Accompanied by four original color glossy 4 x 4 photos of Kennedy at the event, including one with the football in the air after Kennedy’s throw. Also includes a letter of provenance from the owner, describing the history of the football as follows: he and a friend went to the Orange County Airport, knowing that Kennedy was due to arrive; a few hundred other spectators and the press were there, and when Kennedy and his party arrived they greeted the audience from a makeshift stage on a flatbed truck. The two friends had brought the football along with them, and one was casually tossing it up and down as Kennedy spoke to the crowd. He caught a glimpse of the football and smiled, and the owner then made a throwing motion, to which Kennedy nodded—so he threw a perfect pass up to Kennedy, much to the delight of the crowd. Kennedy then held the football as he continued to speak, before going into a quarterback’s stance and tossing it back to the owner. Kennedy was victorious in the California primary two days later, and was assassinated after addressing his supporters later that night. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Rare Khrushchev portrait, signed as Soviet-US relations began to heat up 261. Nikita Khrushchev and Nikolai Bulganin. Rare signed

photos: vintage matte-finish 6.5 x 8.5 portrait of Khrushchev in a suit and tie, signed in the lower right in black ink, adding the date of November 30, 1957; and a vintage matte-finish 8 x 10.75 portrait of Bulganin in a suit and tie, signed in the lower border in black ink, adding the date of January 1, 1957. Khrushchev photo has a triangular area of discoloration to the upper left corner, moderate contrast to signature against his dark suit, and some silvering to dark areas of the image, otherwise fine condition; Bulganin photo in fine condition with some slight foxing and edge creases. Accompanied by original mailing envelopes for both and a secretary’s transmittal letter for the Khrushchev photo, sent to an artist in India who requested it through the embassy. Khrushchev is rare in any form and this is just the second signed portrait we have offered—even more importantly, this photo dates to a turning point in Soviet foreign relations. Just 15 days prior to signing, on November 15, Khrushchev had given an interview in which he bragged about Soviet missile superiority over the US, saying, ‘Let’s have a peaceful rocket contest just like a rifle-shooting match, and they’ll see for themselves.’ RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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262.

King Faisal.

265. King Juan Carlos I of Spain. King

King of Saudi Arabia (1906–1975) from 1964 until his assassination. Vintage matte-finish 4.75 x 6.75 portrait of King Faisal, signed in the lower border in fountain pen. Photo is housed in its original presentation folder. In fine condition, with trivial soiling to exterior of folder. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

263. King George III. Ink

signature, “George R,” on an off-white 7.75 x 2.5 slip clipped from a letter issuing a patent. In fine condition, with a light vertical fold through a single letter of signature and a few stray ink marks around signature. Accompanied by an unsigned engraved portrait. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

264. King George III. King of Great Brit-

ain and Ireland from 1760 until his death in 1820 whose reign was marked most notably by the loss of British control over the American colonies. Manuscript DS, boldly signed “George R,” five pages on two sets of ribbon-bound adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.25, July 31, 1803. Document ordering that the seal of the United Kingdom be affixed to a document appointing Benjamin Bathurst as “our secretary of legation at the court of our good brother the King of Sweden.” The remaining pages consist of a manuscript copy of the appointment. Paper seal affixed below George’s signature remains fully intact with corners folded. In fine condition, with scattered soiling and expected document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

of Spain (born 1938) who ascended the throne in 1975, two days after the death of Francisco Franco, and oversaw the troubled nation’s transition to a constitutional monarchy. Color satin-finish 5 x 7 photo, affixed to a 7.5 x 10.5 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black ink, “To George Barrie, Juan Carlos R 1980.” In fine condition, with photographer’s stamp to bottom edge of photo, some mild toning to edges of mount and signature lightly faded, but still completely legible. Consignor notes that the recipient of this photo was the Oscarnominated producer and songwriter George Barrie, also longtime CEO of Faberge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Early financial document from the reign of Louis XVI

266. King Louis XVI. King of France (born 1754) from 1774 to

1792. In the wake of increasing unrest that developed into full-fledged revolution, Louis and his queen, Marie Antoinette, were executed in 1793. Scarce manuscript DS, signed “Louis,” one page both sides, 8 x 12.5, 1776. Significant financial document, signed at the conclusion by the king. Also signed by his important minister Turgot, who famously tried to improve France’s catastrophic financial situation; additionally countersigned by Miromesnil and three other officials, which was required only for documents relating to the most important public expenses. In fine condition, with some light toning to edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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First edition of King’s historic memoir of the Montgomery Bus Boycott 270. Martin Luther King, Jr. Signed book: Stride Toward 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 L. King, Jr.” Autographic condition: scattered toning, otherwise fine. Book condition: VG-/VG-. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

The first King of the Netherlands 268. King William I. Prince of Orange who, feeling threatened by Napoleon, proclaimed the Netherlands as his kingdom at the urging of the powers gathered at the Congress of Vienna (1772–1843). LS in French, signed “Votre bon frere, Guillaume,” one page, 7.75 x 9.5, February 9, 1825. Untranslated letter in which William writes to Francis I, who had just been crowned as King of the Two Sicilies, expressing condolences on the unexpected death of his father, Ferdinand I. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and mild mirroring to ink. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The civil rights leader stays at the Los Angeles Hyatt in the fall of 1963

269. King William IV. King of Great

Britain and Ireland (1765–1837) from 1830 to 1837, he earned the sobriquet ‘Sailor King’ for his youthful service in the Royal Navy. ALS signed “William,” one page, 7.25 x 8.75, November 5, 1825. Letter to Sir Henry Hotham. In part: “Princess Augusta who is now with us has expressed a wish of seeing yourself and Lady Francis.” Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through last letter of the signature), and scattered toning, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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271. Martin Luther King, Jr. Credit card receipt for King’s

American Express, 4.75 x 3, dated October 12, 1963, for a charge of $87.38 at the Hyatt House Hotel in Los Angeles, California, signed at the bottom in blue ballpoint, “Martin L. King, Jr.” In fine condition, with a couple cancellation holes to signature, diagonal crease to lower right, expected carbon marks, and an authentication label affixed to right side. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


King urges a fellow civil rights leader to join him at the SCLC’s Tenth Anniversary meeting, during which he would propose a massive plan of civil disobedience 272. Martin Luther King, Jr. TLS signed “Martin,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Southern Christian Leadership Conference letterhead, July 21, 1967. Letter to Reverend Jesse C. Douglas. In part: “I take this means to urge you to attend the Board of Directors Meeting of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta on August 14th. We plan to begin promptly at noon at the Regency Hyatt House Hotel. The meeting is scheduled for 12 noon to 5 p.m. There are several urgent items on the agenda that need your consideration…We are looking forward to a great convention in celebration of our Tenth Anniversary.” King has enclosed a one page sheet with convention registration information and convention highlights (Sidney Poitier speech, entertainment by Aretha Franklin). Some scattered mild toning and rippling, otherwise fine condition. Letter originates from the collection of Martin Luther King’s personal secretary, Maude Ballou, who worked closely with King in the late 1950s. Ten years after founding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Martin Luther King continued to fight against all forms of segregation with as much zeal as the day he had begun. At the meeting which he discusses in this letter, King described Congress as ‘wild with racism,’ and disclosed a proposal for a massive camp-out in Washington as part of a new campaign of civil disobedience. With violent riots in Newark the week before (and more to come two days later in Detroit), King hoped that a camp-out in the capital would force Congress to take action to alleviate slum conditions and economic deprivation. This SCLC meeting, held in August of 1967 in Atlanta, was sadly Dr. King’s last, as he was assassinated in Memphis the following spring. Urging Reverend Douglas—who had taken part in the early 1960s lunch-counter sit-ins and the desegregation of the Georgia State Capital building cafeteria, and (with his blond hair and pale skin) risked his life by infiltrating the KKK to find out their plans—to attend this historic meeting, this is a remarkable letter from King’s final year. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

273. Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. French naturalist,

mathematician, and author (1707–1788). Five-line handwritten endorsement, in French, signed “Buffon,” dated April 11, 1765, Montbard, at the conclusion of a manuscript document, also in French, one page, 6 x 8. A receipt for wheat for his farm. For over forty years, Buffon famously cared for his large estate in his native town of Montbard. In very good condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, some paper loss along central vertical fold, and scattered toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

274. Ferdinand de Lesseps. Original 4.25

x 6.5 cabinet photo by the London Stereoscopic Company, signed and inscribed in black ink “To Miss Schlesinger, Fred. De Lesseps (1886).” In fine condition, with pencil notations to bottom border, a few small spots of foxing to the image and two old adhesive stains to the lower border affecting the notations. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Lengthy scrawled letter regarding the Laennec family finances, one of the up-and-coming young doctor’s most troublesome topics 275. Rene Laennec. French physician (1781–1826)

who invented the stethoscope in 1816 and pioneered its use for diagnosing chest problems. Partial autograph letter, unsigned, in French, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, July 24, 1810. First four pages to a longer letter to his father Teophile Laennec about financial matters and the country home his father bought, Kerlouranec, with several crossed out corrections by Laennec. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and some scattered light areas of toning. Following his graduation from École Pratique in Paris and his entry into the the Société de l’École de Médecine, Rene Laennec became editor of the Journal de Médecine, to which he frequently contributed. With his impressive studies on pulmonary disease and prodigious clinical skills, his fame in the medical community quickly began to grow. While his father followed his career with great interest, the relationship between the two was a constant source of stress for the young doctor; a spendthrift who was frequently in trouble with fiscal authorities, the senior Laennec’s financial irresponsibility eventually landed Rene and his brother Michaud in bitter court battles over family finances. An incredibly rare letter centered on this tenuous relationship, this is an excellent piece written shortly before Laennec began his work at Necker Hospital, where he would make his most important contribution to medicine with the invention of the stethoscope. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Pushing forward with a “channel tunnel” 276. Ferdinand de Lesseps. Endorsement,

in French, signed within the text, “Mr. de Lesseps,” at the bottom of a onepage calligraphy-penned notice, 8.25 x 10.5. Notice reads, in full (translated): “Leave the Gare du Nord (North Station) for Calais at 9:55 AM on Friday, June 30. Lunch at Amiens station. Arrival Calais at 3 o’clock—Board Sir Ed. Watkin’s steam yacht—Channel Crossing. Disembark at Dover. Visit construction site ‘Castle Dover.’ Dinner and overnight at Dover Where rooms are reserved—July 1, morning train to arrive in 1/4 of an hour at the channel construction sites—Dinner and departure for London…the guests can return the same day by the night train Dover-Paris.” At the bottom, de Lesseps writes: “The guests will not get their tickets for Calais themselves. They will ask for the saloon car reserved for Mr. de Lesseps thanks to the good offices of Mr. Cousin, Inspector of the Northern Railroads.” Intersecting folds, toning to bottom half of page, and some label remnants to left side, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, signed in the lower left, “Ferdinand de Lesseps.” In 1881 the Anglo-French Submarine Railway Company began excavations for a Channel Tunnel. De Lesseps, and his chief engineer at Suez, Alexandre Lavalley, joined British tycoon Sir Edward Watkin in the project. Watkin planned to link the canal to his railroads in England and France. The project was plagued with financial and political problems and was abandoned in May 1882. Nevertheless, on June 26, 1882, (postmark on envelope of transmission) a determined de Lesseps sent out the above attractively penned notice to invited guests, presumably investors. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 82 | January 15, 2014 | NOTABLES


Very scarce Meriwether Lewis and William Clark handwritten documents—only the second pairing of the transcontinental American explorers we have offered 277. Lewis and Clark. Explorers who undertook a two-year expedition in 1804 to discover a navigable route to the Pacific Ocean, in the process exploring and later describing much of the course along the Missouri River. Partial ADS, signed “Capt. Meriwether Lewis,” in the text, one page, 8 x 2, July 22, 1801. This upper portion of a larger page bears retained copies of a receipt on one side, and the beginning of a letter on the reverse. The receipt reads, in full: “Recieved [sic] of Capt. Meriwether Lewis for and on account of Alexander Humphries of Staunton two hundred & fourteen dollars and thirty Cents, in the following manner.” The letter portion on the reverse reads: “(Copy) Staunton July 12th 1801. Dear Sir, This will be handed you by our mutual friend Mr Monroe together with your ac[coun]t. for the maintainance [sic] of a Public Horse Mr. Simmons has.” In fine condition, with some slight toning and mild show-through from writing on opposite side. ADS, signed “Wm. Clark,” as Superintendent of Indian Affairs, one page, 7.75 x 7, August 1, 1828. In full: “Received of Peter Chouteau Jr. as atty in fact for Baronet Vasquez forty Dollars the amount of public money placed in the hands of Capt. Vasquez to pay some contingency of his Agency in 1827 for which he has been held accountable to the United States.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and a small hole to upper edge. After climbing the ranks to Captain in the US Army, Meriwether Lewis ended his service in 1801, taking an appointment as President Thomas Jefferson’s personal secretary, the capacity in which he wrote this letter. Jefferson knew him through Virginia society in Albemarle County and had great respect for his abilities, making Lewis his first choice to lead a transcontinental expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase for both scientific knowledge and to identify potentially beneficial economic resources. Lewis in turn selected William Clark, one of his commanding officers in the Army, to share command of the newly formed Corps of Discovery. The expedition began in May of 1804, just outside St. Louis, and returned there on September 23, 1806. Following the expedition, Jefferson appointed Lewis territorial governor of upper Louisiana, commander-in-chief of the militia, and superintendent of Indian Affairs; Clark held position underneath him, playing a key role in the unfolding diplomatic policies with the Indian communities. Following Lewis’s death in 1809, Clark became governor of the Missouri Territory, then Superintendent of Indian Affairs, in which position he penned this document, making reference to Peter Chouteau, Jr., nephew of fur trader Auguste Chouteau, one of the founders of St. Louis. Items signed by Lewis are phenomenally rare due to his mysterious early death—this being only the third we have offered—lots offering signatures of both great explorers together are highly sought after. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $900)

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“Do what you have to, no matter what happens” 278. Ferdinand de Lesseps. AQS, in French, on an off-white 4.5 x 3.5 card with an embossed floral pattern at the top left. He writes (translated): “Do what you have to, no matter what happens. Ferd de Lesseps.” In fine condition, with some scattered mild toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

“I can’t intervene in the matter of the latest Catholic news from Lyons,” writes the powerful French mistress as the War of Spanish Succession nears its end: “complaints have been made to the King” 279. Madame de Maintenon. Mistress and second wife of Louis XIV (1635–1719). ALS in French, signed “Maintenon,” one page both sides, 6.5 x 9, August 6, 1712. Letter to Madame de Vertrieux, Mother Superior of the Dames de la Maison royale Saint-Louis at Saint Cyr, the famous school founded by Maintenon. In part (translated): “The lifting of the siege of Landrecy is a greater favor than one can believe. I ask you for a 1/4 of an hour of extraordinary prayers for the capture of Douay. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to have the prayers replace the catechism, which could be omitted…I am not at all opposed to the distancing between recreation periods and I believe as you do that they will thus be more appreciated. Mademoiselle d’Aumale replied to you concerning Mad. De Penchrech who will see by what I have done how much friendship I have for her because I don’t like to bother the King…I can’t intervene in the matter of the latest Catholic news from Lyons and I must be extremely circumspect about making solicitations because it has sometimes happened that complaints have been made to the King, but if it’s really important to you and you make a request through Mr. Mauduyt asking one of the judges to protect the good Catholic, I don’t think there is any problem with that.” In fine condition, with edge toning and a stray ink mark across one paragraph. Over a decade into the War of the Spanish Succession, in which France and Spain faced the Grand Alliance led by the Holy Roman Empire and Great Britain, Louis XIV’s armies were rapidly recapturing previously lost grounds. While his marriage to Madame de Maintenon was never officially recognized, Louis did entertain her suggestions throughout the war, giving her great political influence at this crucial time. Despite her declaration of reluctance to pester the King regarding “the latest Catholic news from Lyons,” she was known to draw his attention towards less pressing matters, hence the “complaints…made to the King.” Addressing not only the business of the Maison royale de Saint-Louis—which she had founded and closely monitored throughout her life—but also the siege at Douai, a prominent educational hub for English Catholics and a contentious area in the current war, this is an outstanding letter concerning politics, religion, and education. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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280. Ernst Mach. Austrian physicist and philosopher (1838–1916) who, as a result of his research into the effects of supersonic velocity, lent his name to the ratio of the speed of a projectile to the speed of sound, aka the Mach number. Though Einstein would later credit him as the forerunner of the Theory of Relativity, Mach ultimately rejected Einstein’s theory. Rare ALS in German, signed “E. Mach,” one page, 5.25 x 3.5, July 20, 1897. Letter to bookseller and historian Karl Junker. In part (translated): “I also wondered why the report is not printed in the almanac. Incidentally, it is hardly conceivable that all reports are printed on negotiations.” In fine condition, with two punch holes to top edge and a uniform shade of mild toning. Mach is uncommon in any form. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Queen Mother satisfies a debt for “a piece of embroidery” 281. Catherine de Medici. Influential

Italian noblewoman (1519–1589) who was Queen consort of France from 1547 to 1559 and the mother of three French kings: Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III. LS in French, signed “Catherine,” one page, 8.75 x 14, August 7, 1587. In part (translated): “The Queen Mother of the King, desiring to satisfy Guillaume Collet and his co-heir of the sum of eight hundred forty francs forty-three sous which is due to them as the remainder of a larger sum. Because of a piece of embroidery furnished for the service of her majesty by the late Romain Collet, and the said lady not having any means to acquit promptly the said piece, [she] had commanded and ordered to M. Raoul Feron, her counselor treasurer and receiver general of finances, that…he is to give and deliver to him his blank and receipt for such a sum.” In fine condition, with unobtrusive intersecting folds and trivial foxing to lower left. Having failed to quell the hatred between the warring religious factions in her son Henry’s kingdom, despite her well-respected diplomatic efforts, Catherine enjoyed relative peace during her final years. Completing payment for a piece of embroidery, this is a beautifully signed document from one of the most powerful women in 16th-century Europe. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Thanking an artist for his letters and “the book mark so characteristic of the Puget Sound scenery”

282. John Muir. ALS, one page, lightly-lined,

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

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Rare 1790 letter from the famed French hot air balloon inventor 283. Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier. LS in French,

signed “Montgolfier,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 12.5, April 9, 1790. Interesting untranslated letter to the President of the Assembly in which Montgolfier stands by the decrees of the National Assembly and the royal instructions, and refuses to agree with the order of “primary assembly of the City of Annonay.” He notes that the decree does not provide for “calling meetings in the chief town of the district, only in a parish of the canton,” and withholds judgment of the discussions between Annonay and the neighboring Davezieux. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. Accompanied by a French ‘certificat d’exportation’ document. Born into a reputable family of paper manufacturers in Annonay, in Ardèche, France, brothers Jacques-Etienne and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier put their small town on the map in June of 1783 when they successfully carried out the first public unmanned hot air balloon flight there; five months later, before a distinguished crowd including King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and Ben Franklin, they would demonstrate the first free flight by humans in their balloon. With their family elevated to the nobility, Etienne continued his work with the paper mill and became a strong voice for his town. A highly scarce letter regarding Annonay’s changing political scene during the tumultuous first years of the French Revolution—the first we have offered from the early aviator. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Napoleon makes disposition of German and Italian lands for “losses which you suffered as a consequence of various confiscations made during the Revolution” 284. Napoleon. LS in French, signed “I embrace you, Bonaparte,”

one page, 7.25 x 9.25, April 21, 1804. Letter to General Sainte Suzanne. In full (translated): “By decree I have granted your father-in-law Citizen Bulach permission to take possession of his fief on the right bank of the Rhine: in consideration of the losses which you suffered as a consequence of various confiscations made during the Revolution, I have granted to you one of the domains of the State of Parma at the disposition of the government. I ask you to see in these dispositions the desire which I have to prove to you the nation’s recognition of the fine and great services which you have rendered to the Fatherland.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, with a horizontal fold lightly passing through signature and some scattered light toning. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Napoleon orders four robbers turned over to French authorities 285. Napoleon. Manuscript DS in French, signed “Nap,” one page, 8 x 12.5, February 19, 1811. An untranslated decree in which four men accused of armed robbery on the public road and currently detained in the jail at Cremona are to be handed over to the French authorities. Decree charges the ministers of Justice of France and Italy with its execution. In fine condition.Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“With the very greatest interest I have received the news of the formation of an important company for the uniting of the two Oceans” 286. Napoleon III. President of the French Second Republic and, the ruler of the Second French

Empire (1808–1873). Partial autograph manuscript, in French, one page with his embossed initials and imperial crown, 5.25 x 8, of part of a speech given in 1853. Manuscript reads, in full (translated): “With the very greatest interest I have received the news of the formation of an important company for the uniting of the two Oceans. I have no doubt that you will succeed in this great enterprise which will render such great service to the common good of the whole world because the company is headed by such distinguished men. For some time I have been aware of all the advantages of uniting the two seas. When I was in England I tried to draw the attention of men of science to this subject. You may thus be assured, Gentlemen, that you will find in me all the support that such noble efforts deserve.” On the reverse of the second integral page, the editor of the official government newspaper Le Moniteur has written, in French, (translated): “Speech given by the Emperor to the English Depuation of the Company for the Joining of the Two Oceans. The Emperor wrote it out for me for insertion into the Moniteur. March 1853.” In fine condition, with a few light creases and thin adhesive remnant to reverse of second page. In 1846, during exile in England, Napoleon III wrote a pamphlet titled: Canal of Nicaragua: Or, A Project to Connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by Means of a Canal. He embarked on a program of canal building in France and encouraged ‘men of science,’ notably Louis Pasteur to become involved. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

287. Napoleon III. Partly-printed DS in French, signed “L Napoleon,” one page, 18.75 x 15, September 2, 1852. A consular appointment for Mr. Flory in Civita Vecchia in the Papal states. Signed at the conclusion by Napoleon and countersigned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Edouard Drouyn de Lhuys, as well as two others. Document bears an embossed “Republique Francaise” seal, as well as two stamped Papal States seals bearing the papal coat of arms. Intersecting folds, and some light mirroring to signature and stamp, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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288. Napoleon III. President of the French Second Republic and as Napoleon III, the ruler of the Second French Empire (1808–1873). ALS in French, signed “Louis Napoleon B,” one page, 5.25 x 8, February 26 [1851], as President of the French Republic. Letter to Leon Faucher, his then-Minister of Public Works who would become his Prime Minister just two months later. In fine condition, with scattered mild creasing and toning. A letter from a momentous time in French history, months before the coup d’etat of December 1851, when Bonaparte proclaimed himself Emperor and Faucher resigned. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

289. Eliot Ness. Leader of a special Prohibition squad (1903–1957),

known as the Untouchables, which led to the downfall of Al Capone and his successor Frank Nitti, and the capture of John Dillinger. Bank check, 8 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Ness, payable to Horvath Landscape Service Co. for $28.84, February 3, 1949. Expected bank stamps and cancellation holes (show-through from stamps to reverse affecting beginning of the signature and overall appearance), and a small block of toning to lower right corner, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Unique volume signed by dozens who shaped the New Deal including Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, and many others

290. New Dealers. Signed book: The New Dealers. NY: The Literary Guild, 1934. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 414 pages. Signed on the opening pages by approximately 80 individuals, many of whom were architects of the New Deal. Signers include: Franklin D. Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; John Nance Garner; Henry A. Wallace; Harry S. Truman; Alben Barkley; Cordell Hull; Henry Mogenthau, Jr.; Harold L. Ickes; Joseph P. Kennedy; Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black; Governor of Louisiana, Earl Kemp Long; New York Governor Herbert Lehman; California Governor, Culbert Olson; Oregon Representative Nan Wood Honeyman; and Georgia Representative B. Frank Whelchel. In very good condition, with toning and dampstaining to signed pages, affecting the appearance of some of the signatures, but not their legibility. A one-of-a-kind assemblage of many who participated in one of the most far-reaching policy shifts in American history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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291. Nicholas Nikolaevich.

Son of Czar Nicholas I and Alexandra Feodorovna who commanded the Russian army of the Danube in the R usso -Turkish War (1831–1891). Manuscript DS in Cyrillic, one page, 4 x 4.5, 1872. Hunting pass issued for the summer season. In part (translated): “I hereby give permission to Hilarion Ivanovich Voronskovu-Dashkovu to engage in the hunting of grouse, woodcock, and varieties of wild game…Before the hunt, I request that you notify each game warden.” Signed at the conclusion by Nicholas. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold. Accompanied by an unsigned cabinet photo of his better-known son, who served as a Russian general in World War I. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

293. Antoine-Augustin Parmentier.

Important contributor to food and nutrition (1737–1813), who was a promoter of the potato as a food source and established the first mandatory smallpox vaccination. ALS in French, signed “Parmentier,” one page, 4.25 x 6, dated 24 thermidor [mid-August]. Untranslated letter written during the French Revolution, mentioning the paper money “assignats.” In fine condition, with small mounting remnant to reverse of second integral page and a touch of trivial soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1870s album including Samuel L. Clemens, Rutherford B. Hayes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and 30 others

292. Notables. Hardcover autograph album, 7 x 4.25, signed inside by 33 notables, all on affixed slips or sheets, all single page. Signers include: Samuel L. Clemens (a very nice double signature, “With pleasure, Saml. L. Clemens, Mark Twain”), Rutherford B. Hayes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., John Greenleaf Whittier, Laura Bridgeman, Benjamin Butler, William Seward, William Cullen Bryant, Thomas Nast, William Lloyd Garrison (with a poem), Lucretia Garfield, Wendell Wilkie, and Schuyler Colfax. Some loose pages, and some partial separations along folds of larger sheets, otherwise fine condition. An unusual combination, highlighted by a great Clemens ‘double’ signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Portugal’s king writes to a Cardinal

Preparing fossil plates for publication 294. Richard Owen.

British biologist and paleontologist (1804–1892). ALS signed “Rich.d Owen,” one page, 4.5 x 7.25, British Museum letterhead, June 30, 1894. Letter to Mr. White , probably the printer of his work on the fossil mammals of Australia, for the transmission of eight panels with information on their use. In part: “Herewith I send proofs of Part VIII, Fossil Mammals Australia Plates XX -XVII, ready for press… If Mr. Wesley would give more time to the Plates of Part IX, They might be finished before our autumn vacation.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

295. Peter II. Youngest son (1648–1706) of John IV who became

King of Portugal and the Algarves in 1683. Five LSs in Portuguese, signed “Rey,” each one page, approximately 12 x 8, dated between 1688 and 1701. Untranslated letters to Cardinal Colloredo. Four letters retain their original paper seals affixed to the second integral sheet (most sheets separated and reattached). Intersecting folds and some scattered staining, otherwise overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Pasteur arranges the arrival of four of his first rabies patients, traveling nearly 4,000 miles for the miracle vaccine 296. Louis Pasteur. ALS in French, signed “L. Pasteur,” one page, 5.25 x 8, December 22, 1885. Letter to a gentleman. In full (translated): “I received from Mrs. Billings (the wife of the doctor accompanying the young Americans who were bitten) a letter in which she asks me to have the boat met by someone who speaks French and English. I will reply that you will be there, since I believe that your plan to be there has not changed.” In fine condition, with light scattered creases and toning, and a trivial tear to left edge.

After five years of extensive study of the rabies virus and the successful treatment of several infected dogs, Louis Pasteur faced his first human patient in July of 1885. Certain that the severely bitten nine-year-old Joseph Meister would not survive without treatment, he began the course of the 13 injections; after administering all 13, one each day, in progressively stronger doses, Meister regained strength and never developed rabies. After a second successful treatment on a bitten shepherd four months later, word spread and people began to seek him out for the vaccinations. When four boys in New Jersey were bit by a rabid dog (the Americans referred to in this letter), a fundraising effort arose to help send them to France, accompanied by American surgeon Dr. John Shaw Billings, via ocean liner for Pasteur’s treatment; despite the long travel, the boys all returned home in January of 1886 in excellent health. Three months later, Pasteur would officially present his results, announcing only one fatality out of 350 patients who received the vaccine. An excellent letter from the crucial stage of the vaccine’s history, regarding four of his earliest rabies patients. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Distinguished cabinet portrait of the history-altering scientist 297. Louis Pasteur. Original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo by Pierre Petit of Paris,

signed in the lower border in black ink, “L. Pasteur, Mai 1886.” Some pale spotting throughout, not affecting signature or facial area, otherwise fine condition. Less than a year earlier, he had used his still-experimental rabies vaccine on his first human patient. Hailed as a hero, the success of the vaccine resulted in the building of the first Pasteur Institute. Beautifully signed, Pasteur photos are quite uncommon. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Pitt passes “secret instructions which the King has been pleased to sign” to a naval commander in the West Indies during the Seven Years’ War 298. William Pitt. British statesman, called William Pitt the Elder (1708–1778) who led his country during the Seven Years’ War. LS signed “W. Pitt,” one page, 7.25 x 11.5, October 16, 1758. Letter to Captain John Moore, Commander in Chief of His Majesty’s ships at the Leeward Islands. In full: “I send you, herewith enclosed, the secret instructions which the King has been pleased to sign for your guidance and direction; and have only to add my most sincere wishes for your succession in the Important Command, with which His Majesty has been pleased to honor you. I am, with great Truth & Regard, Sir, your most obedient humble servant.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 11.25 x 16. Intersecting folds, and scattered light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Driven largely by conflicting interests in their colonial and trade empires, Great Britain and the Bourbon Dynasty of France and Spain had been at war for nearly four years at the time that Pitt wrote this letter. With the British war effort showing little efficacy, Pitt began a new strategy in 1758, tying down large numbers of French troops in Germany, thereby enabling Britain to use its naval supremacy to capture French forces around the globe, especially in Canada and the West Indies, where Captain John Moore was stationed at this time. Due in large part to Pitt’s strategy, greatly supported by King George II—willingly signing off on “secret instructions” for his Navy upon the Commander’s advice—Great Britain successfully expelled its rivals in the contested overseas territories, gained the bulk of New France in eastern Canada, Spanish Florida, some individual Caribbean islands in the West Indies, and the colony of Senegal on the West African coast by the close of the war. An excellent letter from the early years of the war for which Pitt is best remembered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 91


299. Timothy Pickering.

Postmaster general, secretary of war, and secretary of state under Washington (1745–1829). ADS, one page, 8 x 6, February 10, 1826. Financial document. In part: “At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Essex Agricultural Society, at the Hotel in Topsfield Feb. 6 1826.—Noted, a compensation of Fifty dollars to John W. Proctor for his services as Secretary of the Society for the year past.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Pickering and countersigned by Proctor to confirm his receipt of the payment. Central vertical and horizontal folds (small edge separations) and a few creases, otherwise fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

300. Pope John Paul II. TLS in

Polish, signed “Carol card Wojtyla,” one page, 5.75 x 4, spiritual Latin letterhead, November 7, 1973. Brief letter of thanks for a gift. In fine condition, with a small brush to center of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

301.

Pope Pius XI.

Pope (1857–1939), born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti, who ascended the papal throne in 1922 and issued encyclicals condemning communism, fascism, and racism. Uncommon unissued apostolic blessing with a matte-finish 7 x 9 photo of the seated pontiff giving a blessing, affixed to its original G. Felici photographer’s mount, which is in turn affixed to a 10 x 17.25 off-white sheet, signed at the bottom of the sheet in black ink, “Pius PP. XI.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 92 | January 15, 2014 | NOTABLES

“F. Porsche, Frankfurt”

302. Ferdinand Porsche. Auto engineer and inventor (1875–1951)

who designed Volkswagen and Porsche automobiles. AQS, in German, on a 6.75 x 7 off-white guest book page, Porsche writes that he is pleased by the “good publicity for our meeting.” Signed underneath, “F. Porsche, Frankfurt,” and dated “June 9, 1950.” A pencil identification has been added at the bottom of the page. In fine condition, with all writing a bit shaky. Page was taken from the guestbook of Alexandre Marius Dées de Sterio (1944–2006), a media scholar from Luxemburg; and is also signed on the reverse by the former director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Alois Podhajsky. A scarce offering from the legendary auto pioneer. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

303. Joseph Pulitzer. Partly-printed

notarized DS one page, 8 x 10.5, March 21, 1881. Document from Pulitzer stating “the annexed advertisement was published in the St. Louis Dispatch… for Twenty one times,” with all 21 dates listed underneath. A copy of the ad is affixed to the left side. Document is affixed to a slightly larger sheet of red cardstock. Slightly trimmed top edge, and paper and surface loss to bottom, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


304. Joseph Pulitzer. Jour-

nalist and newspaper publisher (1847–1911) who established the Pulitzer Prize ‘for the encouragement of public service, public morals, American literature, and the advancement of education.’ Uncommon Post-Dispatch business check, 8 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Pulitzer, payable to J. G. Kappner for $300.00, November 5, 1880. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, cancellation cut to center, and a small area of paper loss to left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice letter from the railroad magnate 305. George Pullman. American in-

307. John D. Rockefeller. TLS, one page, 5.75 x

7.5, personal letterhead, June 5, 1915. Letter to Julia H. Farwell. In full: “Answering yours of the 3rd, with reference to the establishment of a vocational school for women, I regret, but it would be impossible for me to take up the question. We are already over-burdened with the many other important enterprises we have on hand for the general uplift, and we are forced to recognize our limitations. Please not regard this as any lack of confidence in you and of good wishes for you and your work.” Letter is affixed to a slightly larger sheet of red cardstock. In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, and slight rusty paperclip mark to left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

ventor and industrialist (1831–1897) best known for developing the first successful railroad sleeping car. LS signed “Geo. M. Pullman,” one page, 7.75 x 10, Pullman’s Palace Car Company letterhead, October 13, 1873. Letter to C. W. Angell. In part: “This will introduce to you Mr. John J. Geiger of London…He is making an extended tour through our country, and I shall be pleased to gave you extend to him such courtesies as may be in your power during his visit to Chicago.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 13.5 x 16. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature). RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

308. John D. Rockefeller. TLS, one page,

5.75 x 7.75, personal letterhead, July 11, 1922. Letter to D. F. DeLap. In full: “I thank you for your kind remembrance of me on your birthday and on mine, and we will be truly grateful for all we have to enjoy.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

306. Syngman Rhee. First President of South Korea (1875–1965) from 1948 until

his resignation under in 1960. TLS, two pages, 7 x 10.25, Kyung Mu Dai letterhead, February 16, 1954. Letter to an American supporter. In part: “When so many prominent free world leaders were condemning us for blocking peace efforts by obstructing the armistice, you and many others like you in America and throughout the world provided us with a great source of strength and cheer…We hope to start…a movement in the hope that it will develop into an international anti-communist crusade… We should, I believe, deal with communism as we would a contagious disease. It is the most dangerous epidemic man has ever known…Those who have become infected with the Red virus are no longer fellow citizens of yours or mine. They are diseased tools of a worldwide conspiracy and must be exposed and isolated… once they gain control, it is too late.” Staining and impressions from a rusty paperclip, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The Standard Oil founder presents a two-volume set to Colgate Hoyt 309. John D. Rockefeller. Signed book: The History

of the Baptists, Volumes I and II. Limited edition of 1000 copies (this being No. 10). NY: Bryan, Taylor and Co., 1887. Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.5, 978 pages. Signed and inscribed on the second free end page of volume I, to American businessman “Colgate Hoyt, Esq. Compliments of Jno. D. Rockefeller March /88.” Scattered light foxing and rippling to signed page, otherwise fine condition. Hoyt was a director of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, and one of the founders of Everett, Washington. Book condition: VG-/None. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rontgen sends thanks “for the difficult-to-produce gold solution, which I had the chance to admire in the paraboloid condenser just yesterday” 310. Wilhelm Rontgen. Distinguished Ger-

man physicist (1845– 1923) who discovered X-rays in 1895, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1901. ALS in German, signed “W. C. Rontgen,” both sides of a 4.25 x 3.5 card, Physics Institute, University of Munich letterhead, February 22, 1916. Letter to a colleague. In full (translated): “Many thanks for the telephoto lens, but especially for the difficult-to-produce gold solution, which I had the chance to admire in the paraboloid condenser just yesterday. It will become a part of the collection along with its dedication label. And now I must beg your forgiveness for only today—and perhaps too late—getting around to informing you that I, of course, have no objection whatsoever if you wish to borrow the Institute’s phonic wheel for a little while. The reason why your request slipped my mind was simply that I have been having a bout of influenza that even kept me from setting foot out of the house for part of the time.” In fine condition. In 1900, just one year before receiving the first Nobel Prize in Physics ‘in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him,’ Wilhelm Rontgen accepted the Chair of the Physics department at the University of Munich, where he would remain for the next two decades. Despite his international celebrity, he remained a modest and reserved man, continuing his scientific inquiries into a broad area of subjects—from the influence of pressure on the refractive indices of various fluids, to the modification of planes of polarized light by electromagnetic influences, to variations in the functions of temperature and compressibility of water and other fluids. As he always had, Rontgen worked unassisted and built the majority of his apparatuses himself. The passion with which he thanks his colleague for materials and discusses lab equipment—from admiring gold solution “in the paraboloid condenser”(used to condense dark-fields to bring items into focus), to graciously offering “the Institute’s phonic wheel” (for determining the frequency of tuning wheels)— makes this an excellent letter from the Nobel-winning physicist. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 94 | January 15, 2014 | NOTABLES


Plans for his Emalia stamping factory— the essence of Schindler’s ‘Factory of Life’

311. Oskar Schindler. Historically

important carbon or printed engineering plans in German that outline in great detail the specifics for Schindler’s stamping factory at Emalia, on a large 44.5 x 27 sheet, dated November 15, 1943. These construction schematics show various angles of the exterior sides of the building as well as the foundation, T-joints, and supports. Plans bear a stamp to the lower right that reads, “Siemens-Bauunion G.m.b.H., Konstructionburo Krakau,” endorsed below in an unknown hand. Framed to an overall size of 50 x 33. In well-preserved, fine condition, with intersecting storage folds and a few small chips and tears to the lower left (not affecting any diagrams). Lot is accompanied by a detailed report by historian David Crowe. Schindler’s enamelware manufacturing company had been operating at his Krakow plant, called ‘Emalia,’ for four years when he contracted with Siemens-Bauunion in the spring of 1943 to construct a large, hangar-style building to be used as a stamping facility—the building referenced and depicted in these plans. Constructing the stamping factory was part of Schindler’s larger idea to increase the size of his Jewish work force at Emalia, where he was also building a new sub-camp to house the growing number of Jewish workers. The stamping facility, which was the largest building at Emalia, became the centerpiece of the complex. Without the plans for it, Schindler would have been unable to convince Amon Goeth and the SS to allow him to continue building a separate sub-camp—Goeth, who ran the nearby Plaszow concentration camp, had an arrangement with Schindler that allowed him to employ the Jewish prisoners. While those detained at Plaszow were in constant fear for their lives under Goeth’s sadistic reign, Schindler’s complex offered a safe haven, where they had improved access to food and medicine, could worship freely, and did not need to live in terror. Consequently, if the famous Schindler’s lists of the fall of 1944 can be called ‘the lists of life,’ then the Siemens-Bauunion stamping factory can be called the ‘factory of life,’ since without it Schindler would not have been able to construct his sub-camp that ultimately housed 1000 Jewish workers. Most attention to the story of Oskar Schindler centers on the preparation of his lists in the fall of 1944, which paved the way for the transfer of 1000 Jews from Plaszow to Schindler’s new factory in what is now the Czech Republic—however, the real essence of the Schindler story centers around the construction of the Siemens-Bauunion stamping factory and sub-camp at Emalia, where he began in earnest his efforts to save hundreds of Jews from death during the Holocaust. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $2500) | 95


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“Even such a far-reaching physical explanation of the world’s creation can never satisfy the desire for a metaphysical one” 312. Arthur Schopenhauer. Exceedingly rare

lengthy autograph manuscript in German for a portion of his 1851 collection of philosophical reflections entitled Parerga and Paralipomena, 12 pages on three sets of adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 13.5, no date. Schopenhauer’s working manuscript for chapter six, ‘Zur Philosophie und Wissenschaft der Natur,’ of the second volume, in which he discusses cosmogony and the movement of the planets, mentions Johannes Kepler’s Laws as well as contributions made by Immanuel Kant and especially Pierre-Simon Laplace, then continues to expand these considerations to the level of metaphysics. In part (translated): “The truth of cosmogony, however, is based not only on the space-relationship upon which Laplace insisted, namely, that 45 celestial bodies circle in a uniform direction and at the same time rotate likewise; more firmly still is it rooted in the time-relationship, expressed by the first and third Law of Kepler…These thoughts on cosmogony give rise to two metaphysical reflections…Even such a far-reaching physical explanation of the world’s creation can never satisfy the desire for a metaphysical one, or indeed take its place. On the contrary! The closer you come to tracking down a phenomenon, the more clearly it appears that it is precisely that: a mere phenomenon, an apparition, and not at all the essence of the thing in itself.” Beginning with the final paragraph of section 85, this manuscript is extensively hand-corrected with some passages struck through entirely. In fine condition, with overall toning and some trivial chipping to edges. Provenance: on loan to the Dresden State Library until 1945; later in a foreign private collection; sold J. A. Stargardt, October 4, 1989. Compiled as supplemental philosophical reflections for readers already familiar with his work, Schopenhauer’s Parerga and Paralipomena almost never hit the market. With such unenthusiastic responses to his previous publications—none of which had yet seen a second edition—no publisher wanted to take on the new two-volume release. After much difficulty and with the much-needed help of his close friend and disciple Julius Frauenstadt, Hayn of Berlin finally consented to publish a small run of 750 copies, with only ten for the author. Ironically, it was this publication—his last major work—that finally got the attention of the public, immediately propelling the somewhat obscure philosopher into lasting prominence. Its wide range of topics, critiques, and commentaries on other notable philosophers sparked readers’ attention in his earlier works, all of which were published in new editions within the next decade. An autograph piece of Schopenhauer’s own philosophical reflections, especially of this length and importance, are virtually impossible to find: this is only the fourth item from the revered philosopher that we have offered, and by far the finest. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $10,000) | 97


Having recently published his account of the daring Discovery Expedition, Scott is overwhelmed by “its unexpected reception” 313. Robert Falcon Scott. ALS signed “Rob.

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

Stanley recommends taking newspaper report on a study on talking animals with a grain of salt

314. Henry M. Stanley. ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Cadoxton Lodge letterhead, August 3, 1893. Letter to a gentleman, in part: “I regret that your kindly letter of the 14th inst should have remained so long unanswered but a busy man’s greatest trouble is the duty imposed on him by letters…As to Prof. Earnice’s experiments with monkeys. I fear you must take the newspaper reports of them cum-grano-salis. The clipping you sent to me leaves the suspicion that it is one of these elaborate & solemn jokes which Americans love to make upon all subjects. Though the Professor’s experiment may result in nothing yet, the industry & zeal he displayed in attempting to ascertain whether anything of value can be found by him deserve communication. However if the Professor communicates any discovery to a serious paper which is above poking fun at people, you may later take it for granted that he wishes to be believed. There would be nothing remarkable, nevertheless in the fact that certain chimpanzee or gorilla vocal emissions resemble Maori or even English words, let alone Latin or Greek.” In very good condition, with uniform toning, creases to right edges, and mounting remnants to front page. Due to his well-documented explorations into central Africa, Stanely was besieged by letters from all over the world after his final adventures, asking for his opinions on various topics related to exploration, geography, and in the case of this response, talking animals. Written the year after R.L. Garner’s noted publication of The Speech of Monkeys, this is an exceedingly scarce letter with outstanding Africa-related content. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 98 | January 15, 2014 | NOTABLES


The respected founder of Selfridges and subject of a celebrated TV series 315. Harry Gordon Selfridge.

Retail magnate who founded the London-based department store Selfridges, becoming one of the most respected and wealthy businessmen in the United Kingdom (1858–1947). Mr Selfridge, a successful period television drama based on his life, began airing in the UK and US in 2013. TLS, signed “H. Gordon Selfridge,” one page, 5 x 8, Selfridge & Co. letterhead, December 3, 1914. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “If you could give me one or two more articles of 600 words each, which we could use for our column I would be willing to pay you a pound a piece for them…however, the matter must rest entirely with me as to whether the articles are desirable or not. They must possess originality and character which would make them readable and convincing.” In fine condition, with a mildly toned area at the center of the signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

316. Thaddeus Stevens. Representative

from Pennsylvania who opposed fugitive slave laws and urged emancipation (1792–1868). Toward the end of his life, Stevens held more political power than any other man in the US, including President Andrew Johnson, whose impeachment proceedings Stevens led. Original 2.25 x 3.75 carte-devisite half-length portrait of Stevens resting his chin on his hand as if deep in thought, signed at the bottom of the image in black ink. Published by Philp & Solomons of Washington from an Alexander Gardner image. In fine condition, with a trimmed top edge and slight irregular ink adhesion. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

317. Johannes Stark. German physicist (1874–1957) and

winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1919. He was also closely involved with the ‘Deutsche Physik’ movement under the Nazi regime. ALS in German, signed “Stark,” one page, lightly-lined both sides, 5.5 x 8.5, December 5, 1926. Letter to German experimental physicist Ernst Gehrcke concerning a demonstration of the so-called Stark effect, the shifting and splitting of spectral lines of atoms and molecules due to presence of an external electric field. In part (translated): “I am pleased that you wish to pursue my suggestion. It seems to me that the polarization of light emission is important enough to serve as the subject of numerous investigations.... Together with my old college friend von Hirsch [the physicist and chemist Rudolf von Hirsch], I am currently testing some recent obscure experiments. One of them is to involve the tube you indicated to ‘demonstrate the Stark effect.’ Your note mentioned that you were able to obtain such a tube, ready for use, from the glass-blower Lenz. It is of great importance to me that I obtain the tube as soon as possible....Lenz is to attach particular importance to careful packing, so that the electrode mounts are not broken off by sudden jolts.” In fine condition, with some mild diagonal creases and a couple trivial edge tears. In 1924, five years after receiving the Nobel Prize for his work on the ‘Stark effect,’ Johannes Stark resigned his position as professor of physics at the University of Wurzberg and began to vocalize harsh criticisms of the current state of scientific pursuit. Though still publishing important scientific pieces—including The Axiality of Light Emission and Atomic Structure in 1927, most certainly what he was working on at the time of this letter—his speeches and writings shifted to nationalistic right-wing political commentaries, promoting Hitler’s views, accusing Jewish scientists in Germany of being unconcerned with scientific objectivity, and denouncing theoretical physics in place of research to help industry and arms production. With excellent scientific content, discussing his most important scientific work and continuing experimentation with light emission, this is a remarkable letter from the start of Stark’s controversial shift from physics to politics—the first Stark we have ever offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 99


318. Charles Sumner. ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, October 9, 1873. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In part: “I should be glad to unite with the bar of the Sup. Ct. in tribute to the late Chief Justice, but my engagements will keep me elsewhere, even if I did not feel that my relations to the bar are so slender scarcely to give me a foothold. Honoring the memory of the late Chief Justice I have the sincere satisfaction in knowing that you have undertaken the preliminaries that will make the manifestation of the bar worthy for the occasion.” In very good condition, with uniform toning to first page, wrinkling to both pages, and second page affixed to an identical size sheet. Accompanied by a carte-de-visite of Sumner, identified on the front in ink in an unknown hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The most famous French privateer and slave trader requests lumber for his ship “The African” 319. Robert Surcouf. LS in French, one page, 8 x 10, May 9, 1821. Letter to Marion

Pleudihen, in full (translated): “I need for my ship ‘The African’ ten logs of wood to burn. The ship is anchored in Saint-Malo. Please send the lumber and be careful it is the right weight, as I will not weigh it again on board, as it comes from you.” Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning and dampstaining, a few small areas of ink erosion to signature, and show-through from address panel on reverse, otherwise very good condition.

After a lucrative career as an officer and privateer in the Indian Ocean, during which he captured over forty vessels and amassed a fortune from his illicit dealings, including frequent slave trading, Surcouf returned to his home at Saint-Malo. Serving as a ship owner, a colonel in the National Guard, a chief of Legion during the Hundred Days, and finally a successful merchant, he never strayed from the sea. This letter, with its poignant reference to his early dealings in the slave trade with his ship name ‘The African,’ is an incredibly rare piece—the first Surcouf we have ever offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

320. Titanic: William T. Stead. Journalist (1849–1912), assistant editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, and founder of The Review of Reviews who perished in the Titanic disaster. Two letters, each signed “W. T. Stead.” TLS, one page, 8 x 5.25, The Review of Reviews letterhead, January 12, 1895, in part: “I should be delighted to see you if you came in on Monday”; and a TLS, one page, 7.75 x 6.25, The Review of Reviews letterhead, March 12, 1912, in part: “Thank you for sending me your first catalogue, which seems to me to be very well arranged.” In overall very good to fine condition, with central vertical folds and toned adhesive remnants to corners and edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Outstandingly rare certificate signed by the future Titanic captain discharging a fireman from the Majestic 321. Titanic: Edward J. Smith. Excessively rare DS, signed “E.

J. Smith,” one page, 7.75 x 6, stamp-dated November 21, 1895. Certificate of discharge issued to T. Riley, who served as a fireman aboard the SS Majestic from October 30, 1895, to November 21, 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 edge soiling, creasing, and chipping to edges, and a few small holes to edges. The future Titanic captain served as captain of the Majestic beginning in 1895, a position he held for the following nine years. An incredibly scarce autograph, just the fourth one we have ever offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Receipt for two Trumbull Revolutionary War prints for Ben Franklin’s son-in-law 322. John Trumbull. Distinguished American painter (1756–1843) best

known for his vivid historical scenes, and in particular for his epic canvas “Declaration of Independence,” which appears on the two-dollar bill. Partly-printed DS, signed “Jno. Trumbull,” one page, 8.5 x 4.5, November 10, 1788. Receipt issued to Richard Bache for “three guineas being one half of the subscription for Two Prints, one representing the Battle of Bunker’s Hill, and the other the Death of General Montgomery.” Signed at the conclusion by Trumbull. Intersecting folds, a couple passing through signature, some scattered toning, and a small pencil notation to lower right, otherwise fine condition. Great association between two important revolutionary figures mentioning two of Trumbull’s most important works. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

323. John P. Usher. Administrator who served as secretary of state in President

Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet (1816–1889). Partly-printed DS , signed “J. P. Usher,” two pages, 14.5 x 20, December 15, 1863. Patent document issued to Seth Whalen of New York, for a “new and useful Improvement in Turbine Water Wheels…which he states has not been known or used before his application.” Signed at the conclusion by Usher as secretary of the interior, and countersigned by John L. Hayes as acting commissioner of patents. Page retains its crisp seal affixed to the lower left. The second page, still attached with its original pink ribbon, contains a detailed description of the patent signed by Whalen, stating that his design modifications to turbines are able to prevent leakage and generate a larger amount of power. A detailed blueprint of the invention, signed by Whalen, is also attached between the document’s pages. Included as well is an off-white 9.5 x 11 sheet featuring original hand-drawn schematic diagrams of the apparatus. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The first Nobel laureate in medicine 324. Emil Adolf von Behring. German physiologist (1854-1917) who received the 1901 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. ANS in German, signed “Prof. v. Behring of Marburg / Lahn (at the Abbazia)” on a 4.75 x 1.75 slip, no date. Brief note reads, (translated): “With many thanks and best regards. We travel this morning to Capri from over Ancona.” Signed on the reverse by von Behring. In fine condition, with a small ink notation at bottom and a few light creases. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

325. Max von Laue. German physicist (1879–1960) who won

the 1914 Nobel Prize in Physics for his research related to the diffraction of X-rays by crystals. ALS in German, signed “M. v. Laue,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, February 21, 1949. Letter to Clara von Drygalski offering condolences on the death of her husband, the geographer and polar explorer Erich Dagobert von Drygalski. In fine condition, with some slight spreading of ink to last name of signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Asking for assistance for the Tuskeegee Institute 326. Booker T. Washington. LS, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, Tuskegee Normal

and Industrial Institute letterhead, November 27, 1903. “Our students pay their board, partly in work and partly in cash, but they are wholly unable to pay the cost of teaching which is Fifty Dollars per year for each one. If you can help us in any measure, however small, to meet the cost of tuition, we shall be very grateful. Our endowment is not sufficient to enable us to run the institution without asking help.” Letter is affixed to a slightly larger sheet of red cardstock. In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges, intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and light paper and surface loss to left edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Introducing a steam engine manufacturer to the Russian consulate 327. Daniel Webster.

LS signed “Danl Webster,” one page, 6.75 x 8, March 23, 1843. Letter to Charles S. Todd, US envoy at St. Petersburg, Russia. In full: “This letter will be handed to you by Mr. Joseph Harrison, Jr.—one of the partners in a respectable firm of Philadelphia, engaged in the manufacturing of Steam Engines—who visits St. Petersburg in compliance with an invitation from the Russian government. Permit me to introduce Mr. Harrison to your acquaintance, and to bespeak for him, during his stay in the Imperial metropolis, such attentions as you may find it convenient to extend to him.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges, intersecting folds, and some mild toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

329. Daniel Webster. Partly-

printed DS, signed “Dan’l Webster,” one page, 8.25 x 13.5, September 28, 1842. Warranty deed in which Webster, “in consideration of Fifteen hundred & Seventy Two dollars paid by John Porter,” sells three “tracts of land situated in Rock County, in the Territory of Wisconsin.” Also signed as a witness by Webster’s son, Edward, who was killed in the Mexican-American War. Toned intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through first letter of his last name), otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Letter of introduction for a visiting South American diplomat 328. Daniel W e b s t e r. L S

signed “Danl Webster,” one page, lightly-lined, 8 x 10, March 14, 1851. Letter of introduction to Jacob Burnet in Cincinnati. In part: “Allow me to introduce to you the Chevalier de Macedo, the Minister Plenipotentiary of Brazil…who, to gratify a liberal curiosity, proposes to make a tour of the Southern and Western States. Thanking you in advance for any attentions which it may be in your power to bestow upon him during his stay in Cincinnati.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, a couple passing through portions of signature, and several partial fold separations. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

330. Daniel Webster. ALS signed “Danl Webster,” one page, 4 x 6.5,

February 4, 1857. Letter to President Millard Fillmore. In full: “As you receive company this morning. I propose to call on you at 11 o’clock tomorrow in regard to the vacant judgeships.” At the bottom, Fillmore has responded, “I have an appointment at 12 tomorrow & will see you at one. M. F.” Cloth matted and framed with a color portrait of Webster to an overall size of 18.25 x 16. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of Webster’s signature, and a bit of light toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Rare oversized portrait of the Zionist leader

Wells and Fargo issue an 1866 American Express stock certificate 332. Henry Wells and William Fargo. Partly-printed DS,

331. Chaim Weizmann. Vintage matte-finish 8.75 x 10.5 photo of

a painted portrait of Weizmann affixed to a 12 x 14 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black ink, “To Boris Margolin, Cordially, Ch. Weizmann,” adding the date of April 12, 1958. Framed to an overall size of 13 x 15. In fine condition. One of just a handful of Weizmann photos we have offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

signed “Henry Wells” and “Wm. G. Fargo,” one page, 12 x 8.5, May 1, 1866. Handsomely engraved certificate for eight shares of capital stock in the American Express Company, issued to Orlando Meads of Albany, signed at the conclusion by Wells as president and Fargo as secretary. Includes the receipt document signed by Meads upon surrendering the stock to the company in 1868. Unobtrusive intersecting folds (some with slight edge separations), light edge toning and chipping, and a cancellation stamp affecting the last few letters of Wells’s signature, otherwise fine condition. A supremely attractive stock certificate from the early years of what has become one of the most influential companies in the world. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Bill Wilson and over three dozen supporters thank a member for his service 333. Bill Wilson. Signed book: Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age. First edition. NY: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Inc., 1957. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.5, 335 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “Dear John, This in deepest affection for your treasured friendship and your devoted service. Ever, Bill, NY 4/25/58.” Book is also signed on the last free end page and rear pastedown by 38 other members from chapters across the country and Canada. Autographic condition: very good, with scattered foxing and toning to signed page. Book condition: VG-/ G+. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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334. John A. Andrew

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336. John Vincent Atanasoff

337. P. T. Barnum

338. Bohemian Club

339. Evangeline Booth

340. Charles Bradlaugh

341. Laura Bridgman

342. John Bright MB $100

343. William Gannaway Brownlow

344. Blanche Bruce

345. Marc Isambard Brunel

346. Charles Rollin Buckalew

347. Adolph Friedrich Johann Butenandt

348. Andrew Carnegie

349. Celebrities

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335. John Jacob Astor

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350. Chiang Kai-Shek

351. Cassius M. Clay

352. George E. Cole

353. Congressmen

354. John Conness

355. Edgar Cowan

356. George Curzon

357. Dalai Lama

358. Dalai Lama

359. Dalai Lama

360. Charles B. Darrow

361. Garrett Davis

362. Albert Day

363. Lee de Forest

364. DNA: Francis Crick

365. DNA: Francis Crick

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366. DNA: Francis Crick

367. DNA: Watson and Crick

368. DNA: James D. Watson

369. Engelbert Dollfuss

370. Joseph Ketchum Edgerton

371. Vittorio Emanuele III

372. Thomas Ewing

373. Explorers

374. Cyrus W. Field

375. Harvey Firestone

376. Ernst Otto Fischer

377. Flamingo Casino

378. Solomon Foot

379. Giuseppe Garibaldi

380. Jane Goodall

381. Mikhail Gorbachev

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382. Billy Graham

383. Walter Q. Gresham

384. James W. Grimes

385. Armand Hammer

386. Thomas Hardwicke

387. James Harlan

388. Vaclav Havel MB $100

389. William Randolph Hearst

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390. Albert Hofmann

391. J. Edgar Hoover

392. J. Edgar Hoover

393. J. Edgar Hoover

394. Jacob Javits

395. Barbara Jordan

396. Helen Keller

397. Francis W. Kellogg

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398. Amos Kendall MB $100

399. Kennedy Assassination

400. Kennedy Assassination: Oswald Captors MB $100

401. Kennedy Assassination: Clint Hill

402. Kennedy Assassination: James Leavelle MB $100

403. Kennedy Assassination: James Leavelle MB $100

404. Jack Kilby

405. King Haakon VII

406. Henry Kissinger MB $100

407. Bernard Germain de Lacepede

408. Simon Lake

409. Daniel S. Lamont

410. Mary Leakey

411. Belva A. Lockwood

412. Princess Margaret

413. Giuseppe Mazzini

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414. James Meredith

416. James Kennedy Moorhead

417. Lot M. Morrill

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420. Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emanuele III

421. Karl Nesselrode

422. Aristotle Onassis

423. Frederick Pabst

424. Linus Pauling

425. Linus Pauling

426. Robert E. Peary and Richard E. Byrd

427. William Pengelly

428. Samuel Clarke Pomeroy

429. Francis A. Pratt and Amos Whitney

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418. Mother Teresa MB $100

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415. Jules Michelet MB $100

419. Mother Teresa

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430. Melvin Purvis

431. Queen Mary of Teck

432. Theodor Reik

433. Ernest Renan

434. Edward Henry Rollins

435. George F. Root MB $200

436. William Howard Russell

437. Jonas Salk

438. Margaret Sanger

439. Albert Schweitzer

440. Francis Spinner

441. Leland Stanford

442. Supreme Court: Louis Brandeis

443. Supreme Court: Arthur J. Goldberg

444. Edward Teller

445. Texas Governors

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446. William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin

447. Titanic: Walter Lord

448. Arnold Toynbee

449. George Francis Train

450. George A. Trenholm

451. Donald Trump

452. William M. ‘Boss’ Tweed

453. Cornelius Vanderbilt II

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454. Thomas J. Watson

455. Thomas J. Watson

456. Hubert Wilkins

457. Thomas Williams

458. Claudio Williman

459. Wendell Willkie

460. James Falconer Wilson

461. Vladimir Zworykin

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military 465. Ambrose E. Burnside. ALS signed

“A. E. Burnside,” one page, 5 x 8, September 18, 1857. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In full: “I called at your office this morning to see you with reference to a note we gave you which falls due on Tuesday next. We find that it will not be possible for us to take it up and have to ask the favor of a renewal for four months at which time we will take care of it—By receiving it you will confer a great favor.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, some scattered light toning, and an office notation to top left. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

466. Benjamin Butler. Original

2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite full-length portrait of of Butler seated and in uniform, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Benj. F. Butler.” Published by E. Anthony of New York. In fine condition, with some light scattered foxing to mount. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Butler’s autobiography— the first we have offered 467. Benjamin Butler. Signed

book: Butler’s Book. Boston: A. M. Thayer, 1892. Hardcover, 7 x 9.75, 1154 pages. Inscribed in type on the first free end page, “To Master Selwyn Berkeley Major, whose father has been for many, many years the author’s friend, and was his valued assistant in its preparation, this Book is presented, with the best wishes and compliments of,” signed below in black ink, in black ink, “Benj. F. Butler, Mass,” and dated January 5, 1893. In very good condition, with significant surface loss to spine and cracked hinges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

468. Daniel Butterfield.

Original 2.25 x 4 carte-devisite portrait of Butterfield in uniform, signed at the bottom of the image in black ink, “Danl. Butterfield.” Scattered surface marks and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

469. George A. Custer. Hand-addressed envelope, 8.25 x 3.75, addressed by Custer to, “Mrs. Genl. G. A. Custer, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,” bearing two three-cent George Washington postage stamps and a Hays City, Kansas, postal cancellation. In very good condition, with dampstaining to two edges, lightly affecting “Kansas,” edge wear and creases, and a separated right edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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A Union soldier’s diary from Gettysburg: “As the Rebels were retreating, we went out on the battle ground, it was an awful sight” 470. Civil War Diary. Diary kept by Oliver A. Parsons, a lieutenant

in Company D of the 61st Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 3.75 x 6, with entries for nearly every day throughout 1863. The diary abounds with excellent content, including his experiences during and after the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1 through 3, and later the Second Battle of Rappahannock Station, which took place on November 7. In very good condition, with front cover mostly detached and some writing light but legible. A few of the more interesting entries include (spelling and grammar retained): January 7: “A great many of the company could not drill to on account of drinking to much poor rum last night.” January 20: “Received orders this morning to be ready to move at noon, by 12 oclock we were in line, and soon on the road up the Rapahanock river.” January 26: “Their is a rumor that Gen Burnside has resigned and that Gen Hooker is in command the army of the Potomac, & that Gens Sumner & Franklin has been relieved of their commands.” April 9: “Reviewed to day by President Lincoln, he looks as if he was nearly worn out.” April 29: “The 119th Regt. O. V. and some other Regts. went over the river in them, and drove the rebel pickets back, they lost about six men.” May 3: “At noon, we charged the Rebel rifel pits, lost our Col. in the charge, Capt. Ellis was wounded in the leg.” July 2: “Marched all day, halted about two miles from Gettiesburg, a hard fight was going on when the Regt. came up. I was sick all day got a pass from the Dr fell to the rear when the regt. moved to the front I did not go with them.” July 3: “I have been with the Dr all day. Our Regt. has not been engaged, it is now on the extreme right, they have a good position, I joined the regt. about dark. There has been a hard battle to day, the Rebs were repulsed at every point, I never saw so many prisoners in my life.” July 5: “Received orders to march this morning, as the Rebels were retreating, we went out on the battle ground, it was an awful sight” September 5: “Two years ago to day I left home, for three years, two thirds of that time has passed, and I am still among the living, althow I have been in many dangerous places, and have come out each time.” RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Fascinating roster of army tradesmen: “This man is uncommonly ingenious” 471. William Gates. Career military officer (1788–1868) who

served during the War of 1812 and the Civil War. 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)

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Praise for the “patriotism, truthfulness, and nobility of character and consummate generalship” of Generals Thomas and Rosecrans 472. Abner Doubleday. ALS signed “Abner Double-

day, Bvt. Maj. Genl. U. S.,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, September 13, 1889. Letter to the Executive Committee of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland. In part: “I thank you for the honor you have done me in inviting us to attend the twentieth reunion of your Society, and regret that I cannot be with you on the occasion. The living impersonations of that Army, Thomas and Rosecrans, were the companions of my boyhood at West Point, and the friends of my later manhood. I always felt a personal interest in their achievements and an unqualified admiration for the patriotism, truthfulness, and nobility of character and consummate generalship which enabled them and the Army of the Cumberland to render such immense service to the country.” Intersecting folds, a small toned piece of tape affixed to second page, and show-through to second page from a ballpoint notation to reverse, otherwise fine condition. An outstanding and eloquent letter associating three of the most prominent generals of the Civil War. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

In 1792, the nation’s first secretary of war responds to “a Surgeon of the hospital department during the late War” 473. Henry Knox. Revolutionary War general and founder of the military school that

became West Point (1750–1806). LS signed “H. Knox, Secy of War,” one page, 7.5 x 11.75, July 10, 1792. Letter to Dr. John Vacher. In part: “Claims in the late hospital department are adjusted at the Treasury, and not in this department—your claim therefore has been submitted to the auditor but it is his opinion that there is no existing law or resolve of Congress which would justify an extra allowance to you as a Surgeon of the hospital department during the late War.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 17. Significant separations to central horizontal mailing fold, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

474. Marquis de Lafayette. Ink signature, “Lafayette,” on an off-white 5 x 1.25 slip clipped from the closing of a letter. Slip is affixed to a slightly smaller piece of red cardstock. Intersecting folds, some slight paper loss along top edge, and some show-through from adhesive on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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475. Henry Lee. Revolutionary War hero (1756–1818), father of

Robert E. Lee, who captured British posts in New York and in the South and who later served as Governor of Virginia and as a US congressman. Partly-printed vellum DS, one page, 15 x 12.25, May 29, 1794. Governor Lee grants Richard Sydnor “a certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing one thousand Acres.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Lee. Paper seal affixed to lower left remains clean and fully intact. Central vertical and horizontal folds, main writing a few shades light but legible, and slight paper loss and toning to upper left corner, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Lee finds reliable intellectual comrades as he explores the controversial subject of prisoner exchange during the Civil War 476. Robert E. Lee. ALS signed “R. E. Lee,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, Lexington, Virginia, January 7, 1867. Letter to Judge Ro. Ould. In full: “I have been prevented from thanking you for your letter of last Nobr. from the fact of not being able to read Mr. Pollard’s account of the exchange of Prisoners. I have his work & as you endorse his statements as correct, it will answer my purpose. As the truth will be sure to be controverted, it will be advisable to support it by all evidence bearing on the subject. Should I find it necessary, I will take advantage of your offer to direct me to other facts in the case.” In fine condition, with a crease to the lower left and a tiny area of toning to the upper left. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Lee’s hand. After moving to Lexington and assuming the role of president of Washington College in 1865, Lee spent much of his time assembling notes, letters, and data from the war. One topic that garnered great attention was the Confederate treatment of prisoners and the practice of prisoner exchange. Though willing to make exchanges earlier in the war, Grant ended the practice completely in 1864 in response to the Confederates’ blatant disregard for Lincoln’s order to treat black prisoners fairly; regarding them as slaves rather than soldiers, Confederates violently mistreated and frequently executed them rather than accept surrender. The Confederate Army became overburdened with prisoners and eventually released them in exchange for nothing, making Grant’s decision a key factor in the Union’s success. In his 1867 volume The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates, Edward A. Pollard (who had been imprisoned and released in an exchange himself) tackled the subject with great diligence and a clear Confederate bias. With the endorsement of Judge Robert Ould, the Confederate Agent for Exchange during the war, Pollard’s work served Lee well in his research. The two soon became quite familiar, as Pollard went on to publish two books on the general. An excellent letter regarding a controversial Civil War topic, with important connections to the intellectual community in Virginia, where the Confederate hero found a home in his scholarly pursuits. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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477. Benjamin Lincoln. Major general in the Continental Army (1733-1810)

during the American Revolutionary War, known as the officer who formally accepted the British surrender at Yorktown. Partly-printed DS, signed “B. Lincoln Con,” one page, 9.5 x 5.25, July 6, 1802. As Collector of the port of Boston and Charlestown, Lincoln signs to attest that “one Chert of Green Tea, numbered and marked as per margin, containing Sixty three pounds” was imported by the Eliza Odelle of Canton. Countersigned by Massachusetts Patriot Thomas Melvill, who had been an active participant in the Boston Tea Party nearly three decades earlier. In fine condition, with one small bit of ink erosion, not affecting the overall appearance. An attractive document with interesting Revolutionary association. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

481. Douglas MacArthur.

TLS, one page, 8 x 10.25, November 1, 1954. Letter of thanks to an admirer. In full: “Thank you so much for your cordial letter of October 29th. It was thoughtful of you to write me as you have and I appreciate it more than I can say.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original Department of the Army ‘penalty’ mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

478. John A. Logan. Crystal-

clear original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet bust portrait of Logan, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Yours truly, John A. Logan.” Published by Bogardus of New York. Small scuff to surface of image near his lapel, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $150)

479. John A. Logan. American military officer and statesman (1826–1886) who fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. An activist on behalf of veterans’ affairs, Logan was instrumental in the creation of Memorial Day as a public holiday. ANS, one page, 3 x 5, February 9, 1890. Quickly penned letter in his difficult to decipher hand to Henry P. Kimball in Rockford, Illinois. In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

482. Douglas MacArthur.

Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 head-and-shoulders portrait of MacArthur in uniform, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Lieut. Russell, with best wishes, Douglas MacArthur, Tokyo—1947.” Framed to an overall size of 8.75 x 10.5. In fine condition, with signature and inscription light but legible. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

480. John A. Logan. ALS, one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8, United States Senate Chamber letterhead,

February 5, 1873. Letter to a friend. In part: “I was suffering so late last night with my head that I did not answer your note. Accept my thanks for your kind offer. We have succeeded however in getting the order revoked.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a small separation to one horizontal fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Writing to King Louis XV’s transvestite spy 483. Marc Rene, Marquis de Montalembert. French military

engineer and writer (1714–1800) known for his work on fortifications. Two third-person ALSs in French to the Chevalier d’Eon. First is addressed to “Monsieur le Chev. d’Eon,” one page, 4.25 x 6.75, July 19, [1792]. In part (translated): “M. de Montalembert has been in London for a few days and is preparing to take the waters in Bath that have been prescribed for his health. He would be very pleased to see Mr. le Chevalier d’Eon and renew their acquaintanceship from St. Petersburg, which dates from many years past, as he will see at first sight. But he is sufficiently well despite his age and the great illness which he has just contracted.” Second is addressed to “Mademoiselle la Chevalier d’Eon,” one page, 7.25 x 9, July 22, 1792. In part (translated): “The Marquis de Montalembert prays Mademoiselle la Chev. d’Eon to do him the honor of coming to dine with him tomorrow, Monday, or any other day that will suit her; that’s the best way to renew such an old acquaintance. He sends her many compliments.” Intersecting folds, scattered soiling, and various notations, otherwise overall fine condition. D’Eon (1728–1810) was a French soldier and one of King Louis XV’s personal spies. Beginning in 1777, d’Eon claimed to be anatomically a woman (a fact refuted during autopsy) and is considered to be one of the earliest openly transvestite or transgender people—this pairing of letters is especially interesting because one addresses d’Eon as a man and the other as a woman. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Oversized ‘Surrender’ photo signed by Nimitz while serving as Fleet Admiral 484. Chester Nimitz. Vintage matte-finish 11 x 9.5 photo of Nimitz signing the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri, signed and inscribed in the lower border in brown fountain pen, “To Dorothy and Alden Nye—with best wishes, C. W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy.” Photo also bears a pre-printed signature next to Nimitz’s image. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16.5 x 12.75. In fine condition, with a bit of light irregular ink adhesion to the signature, which remains perfectly legible. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Thanks for the interesting snapshots of the cold weather. Fortunately for us, we have not seen snow since leaving home” 485. George S. Patton. War-dated TLS signed “G. S. Patton, Jr.,” one page, 8 x 6.25, Headquarters Seventh Army letterhead, November 12, 1943. Letter of thanks to a woman. In full: “Thanks very much for the Christmas cards which are charming and deeply appreciated. Also, thanks for the interesting snapshots of the cold weather. Fortunately for us, we have not seen snow since leaving home.” Letter is affixed by its top edge to a slightly larger sheet of cardstock. In fine condition, with some show-through from tape at top and some light wrinkling to right edge. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“It is my considered opinion that the Army will be the loser if the services of a man of so much distinguished battle experience is not utilized” 486. George S. Patton. War-dated TLS signed “G. S. Patton, Jr.,” one

page, 8 x 10.5, Headquarters Task Force A letterhead, October 7, 1942. Letter to the commanding officer of the Los Angeles Procurement District. In full: “I am enclosing a letter from former Brigade Sergeant Major Kenneth O. Harter [not included] together with a copy of a letter of commendation I wrote him in 1919, upon his separation from the service. It is my considered opinion that the Army will be the loser if the services of a man of so much distinguished battle experience is not utilized. If he is commissioned, I request that he be assigned to the Forces under my command.” Intersecting folds, a couple lightly passing through signature, paperclip impression and light stamp to page, and a red pencil underline to text, otherwise fine condition. This was not the first time Patton had singled out Harter for commendation. In 1918, then-Sergeant Harter, assigned to Patton’s Tank Corps, distinguished himself in the St. Mihiel Battle, receiving written praise from Patton. This letter, written over 20 years later, in the midst of World War II, has Patton again recommending him for service against the Nazis, anxious for the opportunity to command the soldier once more. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Rochambeau helps establish the Society of Cincinnati in France, honoring the French officers who fought for America’s independence 487. Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau. ALS in French, signed “le m’al de Ro-

chambeau,” one page, 6 x 7.5, February 8, 1792. Letter about the French officers who took part in the American War of Independence and are members of the Society of Cincinnati, who are to receive the same grade in France after returning home. The King approved a list to give the soldiers the same distinctions of the Society of Cincinnati in France as in America. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. Taking command of over 7,000 French troops, Lieutenant General Rochambeau was sent to join the Continental Army in 1780; combining forces with Washington’s troops, he played a crucial role in the decisive victory at Yorktown, forcing Cornwallis to surrender on October 19, 1781. An original member of the Society of the Cincinnati, a hereditary organization founded to preserve the ideals and fellowship of the officers of the Revolution (including Continental Army or Navy officers who served over three years, and French Army and Navy officers above certain ranks), Rochambeau helped establish a constituent Society in France. Though King Louis XVI had never allowed his officers to wear any foreign decoration, he made an exception in favor of the badge of the Cincinnati. An excellent letter from the French general who helped America secure its independence. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The future Confederate lashes out against “an arbitrary act of power unknown to the laws of the U. States”

488. Daniel Ruggles. Confederate brigadier general (1810–1897) who commanded the 1st Division, 2nd Corps Army of the Mississippi and fought at Shiloh. ALS signed “D. Ruggles, Capt’n Infy,” one page, 7.75 x 8.5, November 23, 1847. Letter to Colonel John M. Geary. In part: “I have the honor in the act of changing my seat to reiterate before this body, my protest against the assignment of Capt. C. R. Gold of the 8th Infy. to a seat above me on this commission according to his Brevet rank, as an arbitrary act of power unknown to the laws of the U. States, and the established usage of the service, and to express my regret that the Commanding General while adhering to such a decision, has felt constrained to refuse my request to be excused from sitting as a member in accordance with it.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through first letter of the signature), and scattered discoloration and soiling. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Seeking the return of a treasured ring 489. Philip H. Sheridan. ALS signed “Phil,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.5, August 22, 1866. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “The evening before you left I forgot my ring in the bath room & it has disappeared…Andy thinks you may have taken it & put it in your pocket, if not…I am very sorry. Please let me know.” Central vertical and horizontal folds and light scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The brothers who inspired Saving Private Ryan 490. The Sullivan Brothers. Original WWII poster produced by the US

Government Printing Office in 1943, 28 x 40, showing the brothers in their US Navy uniforms, captioned, “The five Sullivan brothers ‘missing in action’ off the Solomons. They did their part.” Rolled and in fine condition. All five were serving on the light cruiser USS Juneau and were killed in action when the ship was sunk during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942. These ‘Fighting Sullivan Brothers’ became national heroes, and their loss was honored by the likes of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Patriotic handmade pillow celebrating over 70 participants in the Spanish-American War, including McKinley, Roosevelt, and Dewey 491. Spanish-American War. One-of-a-kind hand-

made, quilted, shield-shaped, down throw pillow, measuring approximately 18 x 21 x 9, comprised of 73 hand-sewn ribbon panels, each signed in ink by a different participant in the Spanish-American War. Signers include: William McKinley (Commander-inChief of all forces); Theodore Roosevelt (Colonel in the ‘Rough Riders’); George Dewey (Commander of the fleet at Manila Bay); John D. Long (Secretary of the Navy); Clara Barton (Head of the Red Cross); Richard Wainwright (Commander); R. D. ‘Fighting Bob’ Evans (Captain of the Iowa); George W. Sternberg (Surgeon General); William Jennings Bryan (Colonel, Nebraska Regiment); Elihu Root (Secretary of War); Adna R. Chaffee (Major General); Nelson A. Miles (Major General, Commanding); O. O. Howard (Major General); Stuart L. Woodford (Ambassador to Spain); Joseph Wheeler (Major General Volunteers); Charles King (Brigadier General); John Hay (Secretary of State); Charles D. Sigsbee (Captain of the Maine); and Pascual Cervera (a captured Spanish officer). The pillow was originally constructed by Mrs. George T. Greenwood of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, who sent gold ribbons to military officers and statesmen at the close of the war, asking for their signatures, and receiving an almost 100% response. Some signatures have the appearance of being traced over, a couple of separations along one seam, and expected light wear, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a photocopied news clipping about the pillow being displayed during World War II. A complete list of signers is available online at rrauction.com. Holding the signatures of several men and woman who made their mark on the world beginning with or during the Spanish-American War, this is a delightful commemorative piece. Highlighted by McKinley, who decisively led the nation into war, presenting a bold foreign policy that would open the doors for the US’s increasing involvement in world affairs; Roosevelt, who formed his legendary Rough Riders and became a national war hero, propelling him into the White House; Clara Barton, who led her organization in aiding soldiers, refugees, and prisoners of the civil war; and George Dewey, who achieved one of the most decisive naval battles in history at Manila Bay, marking the end of the Spanish colonial period in Philippine history. A one-of-a-kind historic memento. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

492. Dominique Vandamme.

French military officer who fought in the Napoleonic Wars (1770– 1830). Manuscript DS in French, signed “D. Vandamme,” one page both sides, 8 x 7, (March 28, 1796). Untranslated. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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493. Mary E. Walker. Physician and feminist (1832–1919) who served as an assistant surgeon during the Civil War, was imprisoned by the Confederates, and won a Congressional Medal of Honor for Meritorious Service. Original 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite full-length portrait of Walker, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Dr. Mary E. Walker.” Published by E. J. Pulman of Washington. In fine condition, with scattered surface marks. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

496. Duke of Wellington. ALS signed “Wellington,” one page, 4.25 x 7.25, October 24, 1845. Letter to Lord Seymour in his difficult to decipher hand mentioning Hyde Park. In fine condition, with two small holes to the top. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

494. Lew Wallace. Union general (1827–1905) who became better known as the author of the best-selling novel Ben-Hur. Handwritten endorsement, “Respectfully referred to Brig. Gen. Bragg, Lew Wallace, Maj. Gen.,” written on the 3.5 x 8 docketing panel of a War Department special orders document, one page, 8 x 10, October 2, 1865. Document relieves Bragg from “duty as a member of the Special Military Commission appointed to meet in this city.” Inlaid into a slightly larger off-white sheet. Central vertical fold passing through the first letter of Wallace’s signature, partial edge separations at folds, and other expected document wear, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 495. Duke of Wellington.

Third-person ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, December 5, 1834. Brief letter to an admiral. In part: “The Duke of Wellington presents his compliments to the Adm…and begs leave to acknowledge the receipt of his letter of the 2’d inst.” Removably encapsulated in a Mylar sleeve. Central block of toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

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497. Sgt. Alvin C. York. Amer-

ican World War I hero (1887–1964) who received the Medal of Honor for leading a successful charge on a German machinegun nest that resulted in 28 German deaths and the capture of 132 prisoners. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, The Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute letterhead, January 13, 1930. Brief response to an admirer. In part: “It is a pleasure to me to comply with your recent request for my signatures.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), and mild block of toning to the bottom. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)


498. Douglas Bader

499. Louis-Alexandre Berthier

500. Bockscar: Fred Olivi

501. Hiram Burnham

503. Confederate Soldier’s Letter

504. Benjamin O. Davis

505. George Dewey

506. Abner Doubleday: John S. McCalmont

507. Robert Eichelberger

508. Enola Gay

509. Enola Gay

510. Enola Gay

511. Enola Gay: Paul Tibbets

512. Enola Gay: Tibbetts and Van Kirk

513. John Farnsworth

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502. John Cochrane MB $200

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514. David G. Farragut

515. Flying Tigers

516. Flying Tigers

517. Uriah Forrest

518. James M. Forsyth

519. John G. Foster

520. Gustavus V. Fox

521. James M. Gavin

522. Charles H. Hanson

523. Ethan A. Hitchcock

524. Washington Irving MB $200

525. Iwo Jima: Charles Lindberg

528. Felix von Luckner

529. Saito Makoto

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526. George C. Kenney MB $100

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527. William D. Leahy MB $100

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530. Military

531. Military Leaders

532. Chester Nimitz

533. Chester Nimitz

534. Richard J. Oglesby

535. Robin Olds

536. Matthew Perry MB $200

537. Eddie Rickenbacker and Pappy Boyington

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538. Hyman Rickover

539. Renzo Sawada

540. James Yorke Scarlett

541. John M. Schofield

542. Victoria Cross Recipients

543. Lew Wallace

544. John E. Wool

545. X-1: ‘Slick’ Goodlin

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space & aviation Extremely desirable, uninscribed Apollo 11 crew photo 546. Apollo 11. Uninscribed color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo

of the Apollo 11 crew posing in their space suits against a lunar background, signed in black felt tip by Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins and in black ballpoint by Buzz Aldrin. In fine condition, with image a bit on the dark side due to its being printed from a slide. The original owner had the image transferred in 1986 from a set of GAF Pana-vue educational slides entitled ‘A Step Into the Universe,’ and printed on Fuji photo paper. Neil Armstrong’s signature was acquired at his home in Lebanon, Ohio, June 1986 after his return from Washington following his involvement with the Rogers Commission Report, and the Collins and Aldrin signatures were procured through the mail that same year. Apollo 11 uninscribed photos represent one of the most coveted prizes of space autograph collecting. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Scarce First Day Cover with a Moon landing cancellation 547. Apollo 11. Choice FDC with a cachet honoring man’s first lunar landing, signed in blue ballpoint by Neil Armstrong and in black ink by Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. In very fine condition. Uncommon in this form, as the Apollo 11 crew long refused to sign any type of covers. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

548. Neil Armstrong. Highly-coveted uninscribed color 8 x 10 official NASA lithograph of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, his helmet at his side, signed in blue felt tip. A small but noticeable crease beside Armstrong’s right cheek, otherwise fine condition. Uninscribed photos of Armstrong represent one of the most coveted prizes in the entire field of space collecting, with this example boasting his desirable early signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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549. Neil Armstrong.

Color vintage 4 x 6 postcard photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit against a lunar background, signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with a few scattered light surface marks and a ding to left edge. Signature was obtained in November of 1969 at a dinner attended by Armstrong at the home of the newly installed president of Wittenberg University, Dr. G. Kenneth Andeen, the same week Armstrong was presented an honorary doctorate. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

550. Neil Armstrong. Color 10.75 x 8.5 double-weight McDonnell Douglas photo of Armstrong in a McDonnell Douglas ‘clean room’ inspecting a piece of equipment, signed in black felt tip, with a brief inscription added above his signature in an unknown hand. In fine condition, with a couple of light surface impressions. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

An aspiring artist receives good news from Peace Corps Chairman Armstrong 551. Neil Armstrong. TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, Peace Corps letterhead, July 16, 1971. Letter to Grant Treaster, Jr. thanking him for submitting a poster entry for the Peace Corps anniversary, and congratulating him for being a finalist. In part: “I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate your efforts in entering the Peace Corps’ Tenth Anniversary Poster Contest. The response from the nation was overwhelming. Well over 1,500 posters were entered in the contest, with the majority of them being of very high quality. And I am pleased to advise you that from among that number, the judges selected your poster as one of the sixty finalists. Although there is no monetary prize for this distinction, I would like to congratulate you on your achievement…To have been selected as a finalist from among such competition is indeed an honor, and one of which you can be justly proud. Again, may I extend to you my sincere congratulations.” Mild swath of toning lightly affecting portions of text and signature from adhesive remnants on reverse, and a horizontal mailing fold lightly affecting a couple letters of signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a newspaper clipping about Treaster’s poster submission, with an image of the poster, and announcing the eventual winner. Armstrong served as Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Peace Corps from 1971-1973. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Oversized NASA litho of Armstrong and Aldrin planting the flag 552. Neil Armstrong. Color 21.75 x 16.75 NASA litho entitled ‘Armstrong & Aldrin Planting Old Glory on the Moon,’ numbered AP 1107, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Sue, Neil Armstrong.” In fine condition, with light contrast to signature and inscription. Signed images of Armstrong on the moon are rather uncommon and highly-prized by collectors. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Photo of a record-breaking flight at Kill Devil Hill 553. Neil Armstrong. Glossy 10 x 8 photo of a Learjet Longhorn 28 taking off near Kill Devil Hill, signed in blue felt tip. Original caption is affixed to the reverse, which states the plane is taking off, “from ‘First Flight’ strip…on record time-to-climb flight February 19, 1979.” In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

554. Neil Armstrong. Color 10 x 8 NASA litho of the

prime crew of Apollo 11, signed in black felt tip by Armstrong. In fine condition, with a small stray ink mark to right of signature, a couple trivial spots to border, and a couple of creases near top. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The first man on the moon is honored by the Boy Scouts

556. Amelia Earhart. Ink signature, “Amelia Earhart,” on

555. 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 fullpage 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)

an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. Mounting remnants to edges, which could be matted out, and a uniform shade of light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A Smithsonian article chronicling 15 years of experiments by the rocket pioneer 557. Robert H. Goddard.

Booklet, 6.5 x 9.5, 14 pages, of an article by Goddard entitled “LiquidPropellant Rocket Development,” published by the Smithsonian Institute on March 19, 1936. Signed in fountain pen on the first inside page, “R. H. Goddard.” In fine condition. This article featured a report on Goddard’s results on various experiments with rocket propulsion, including his first successful test of the first rocket powered by liquid fuel. Many of these experiments were possible through the support of Charles Lindbergh and the Guggenheim Foundation. Goddard is quite scarce in any form, particularly with direct relation to his work.Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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558. Gemini Astronauts. Collection of four FDCs, each with a cachet honoring a different Gemini mission, each signed in ink or felt tip by the mission’s crew members. Signers are: Edward H. White II and James McDivitt (Gemini 4); Gordon Cooper and Charles Conrad (Gemini 5); Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra (Gemini (6); and Frank Borman and James Lovell (Gemini 7). In fine condition, with some light contrast to Schirra’s signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

His passionate essay on humanity and aviation

Rare check signed by Mr. and Mrs. Lindbergh

559. Charles Lindbergh. Personal check, 8 x 3, filled out and

signed by Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., “C. A. Lindbergh,” payable to Mrs. C. A. Lindbergh for $50, December 5, 1919. Endorsed on the reverse by his wife, “Pay Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., or order, Mrs. C. A. Lindbergh,” below which the future aviator signs in pencil, “C. A. Lindbergh, Jr.” Multiple vertical folds, unobtrusive cancellation cuts, and a small stain to lower edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

561. Charles Lindbergh. Signed book: Of Flight and Life. Later

printing. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1948. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 7.5, 56 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “To Richard and Kay Hocking, with best wishes from Charles A. Lindbergh, Sept. 1952, Scotts Cove.” Autographic condition: fine, with some slight spreading to ink in signature and inscription, not affecting legibility. Book condition: VG/VG-. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

560. Mercury 7. Nostalgic color limited edition 35 x 25 print, numbered 1476/1500, featuring an artist’s rendition of the Mercury 7 launch, with portraits of each astronaut interspersed throughout the clouds, signed in pencil by Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Gus Grissom’s wife, Betty. Scattered horizontal bends, otherwise fine condition. Rolled. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Choice Mercury-Atlas 7 launch day cover

564. Naval Aviation in Space. Color limited edition lithograph 562. Mercury 7. Mercury-Atlas 7 launch day cover with a stamped

cachet honoring the second man in orbit, signed vertically in ink by six of the original astronauts, “V. I. Grissom,” “Donald K. Slayton,” “Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.,” “W. M. Schirra,” “M. Scott Carpenter,” and “J. H. Glenn, Jr.” Also bears a secretarial signature of Alan Shepard. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

563. Mercury Astronauts. Commem-

orative cover with a stamped cachet honoring Apollo 11, signed in ink by five Mercury astronauts, “Walter M. Schirra,” “Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.,” “J. H. Glenn, Jr.,” “Donald K. Slayton,” and “Virgil I. Grissom.” Also bears a secretarial signature of Alan Shepard. In fine condition. Cover was signed earlier and canceled on the day of the Apollo 11 launch. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

titled ‘Naval Aviation in Space,’ 22 x 28.5, numbered 676/1000, signed in the lower border in pencil by nine astronauts, all former naval aviators. Signers are: Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard, Charles Conrad, Jack Lousma, John Glenn, Gene Cernan, Jim Lovell, Wally Schirra, and Rick Hauck. Also signed in pencil by the artist, R. L. Rasmussen. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 29.25 x 36.5. In fine condition. The signatures represent all of NASA’s space programs, and include the first American in space, the first American to orbit Earth, and the first and last men to walk on the Moon. The nine astronauts who signed were part of a symposium held at the Naval Aviation Museum in 1989 and the print was originally issued as a fund-raiser. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

565. STS 41G. Color 10 x 8

NASA photo of the Challenger crew, signed in black felt tip by Bob Crippen, Jon McBride, Sally Ride, Kathryn Sullivan, and David Leestma, with Crippen adding a brief inscription. Photo also bears autopen signatures of Paul Scully-Power and Marc Garneau. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The founding father of rocketry works with Junkers in early 1945 on the development of a wood-fueled power unit for “midget aircrafts for enemy bomber combat” 566. Hermann Oberth. Handwritten and typed report in German, signed “H. Oberth,” three pages both sides (four handwritten pages, two typed), 8.25 x 11.75, February 22, 1945. Highly technical report of a meeting with Dr. Anselm Franz (of Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke, a major German aircraft manufacturer at that time) the previous day, concerning the development of a “wood-fueled power unit” for “midget aircrafts for enemy bomber combat.” Oberth submits a five-point catalogue of questions to Junkers, beginning by asking if he thinks the project is viable and promising, to which Junkers replies that fundamentally, the power unit is feasible, but it is hard for him to answer the question if it would be a promising endeavor—while Oberth aims for simplicity, cheapness, and ease of use with a relatively short flying distance, Junkerswerke’s goals are quite opposite, namely achieving the highest possible flying distances with high tech devices and a relatively well trained technical crew for their jet engines. He believes it would be worthwhile to look into the development of a midget plane to fight the enemy bombers, and sees other opportunities for its use as well. Oberth, first and foremost a rocket engineer, has the intent of building a model of the power unit first, while Junkers, an airplane engineer and manufacturer, would be more likely to support the approach of designing and calculating the actual airplane first and then building a suitable engine. Oberth continues, asking if Junkerswerke would get involved, or if not, if they would be willing to let them use their ‘LTs’ (jet engines) for the trials. Junkers says that he is overloaded with orders and cannot take on any new projects, but refers Oberth to other companies in search of new work; he also says that Junkerswerke cannot offer the LTs to Oberth for his trials because as soon as they are manufactured, they belong to the Reich. Oberth then asks if Junkers sees any hidden problems that would be easily missed by someone who is not an aircraft engineer. Junkers reiterates that he is not entirely familiar with the subject matter, but that he sees big potential problems with reaching supersonic speed, although it has been done. All difficulties seem to be due to constructive failures; therefore he recommends executing a correct design draft and calculation. He particularly recommends paying attention to the fact that “air can clearly pass by the wood pieces and that the pipes between each separate piece be as wide as possible and not bent or angled, and that the plane encounter the least possible amount of air resistance even if it is not supposed to fly far.” In fine condition, with overall toning and slight show-through from typed text. When the Nazi party came to power in 1933, Junkers—the company that had pioneered commercial aviation development for at least a decade— was taken over, with founder Hugo Junkers placed under house arrest and forced to transfer all his patents to the Nazis to ensure compliance with their plans. Replaced by Dr. Franz Anselm, who successfully developed the world’s first mass-produced turbojet engine, the company’s full focus shifted to supporting the Reich, with military production monopolizing all its resources. When approached by Hermann Oberth, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, with whom Anselm had worked in the past, regarding a new type of wood-burning engine for a “midget aircraft,” Franz could do nothing but speculate. Already decorated with the War Merit Cross 1st Class, with Swords, for his ‘outstanding and courageous behavior’ during the attack on Peenemunde, Oberth continued his work on Nazi German rocketry projects—including the V-2 rocket weapon—before moving on to work on solid-propellant anti-aircraft rockets at the German WASAG military organization. Offering excellent technical insight into their military aviation projects during the final year of the war, this is a remarkable report, connecting the master rocket engineer with a key figure in German aviation. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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567. Hermann Oberth. Christmas card, 7.25 x 3.25 closed, with a pre-printed design and sentiment on the cover, signed inside in blue ink, “My best seasons greetings, H. Oberth.” In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“If there are more planets beyond Pluto, they would have to be 2 magnitudes fainter than my plate limit” 568. Clyde W. Tombaugh. American astronomer (1906–1997) best

known for discovering Pluto in 1930. ALS, one page, 5 x 3.5, September 17, 1992. Letter to an admirer. In part: “If there are more planets beyond Pluto, they would have to be 2 magnitudes fainter than my plate limit. I made a thorough search over 2/3 of the entire sky in 14 years, scanned 90 million star images, detected by a 3 1/2 mm shift in 6 days.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Bean’s work signed by 24 astronauts, from Bill Pogue’s collection 569. Reaching for the Stars. Limited edition color

26.5 x 33.5 textured canvas print entitled ‘Reaching for the Stars by Alan Bean,’ AP119/150, signed in blue felt tip by 24 astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab programs. Signers are: Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Jim McDivitt, Wally Schirra, Richard Gordon, Walt Cunningham, Bill Anders, Rusty Schweickart, Buzz Aldrin, Charles Conrad, Alan Bean, James Lovell, Fred Haise, Edgar Mitchell, Al Worden, Charlie Duke, Gene Cernan, Tom Stafford, Paul Weitz, Owen Garriott, Jack Lousma, Jerry Carr, Ed Gibson, and Bill Pogue. Framed, without glass, to an overall size of 38 x 31.5. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Bill Pogue stating this print is from his personal collection. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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572. Orville Wright. Nice fountain pen signature, “Orville Wright,” on an off-white 5.25 x 3.25 card. In very fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

570. Edward H. White II. Astronaut (1930–1967) who was the first

Incredibly rare 1937 portrait of legendary aviation pioneers Wright and Martin together

American to walk in space and who died in the flash fire that killed the entire Apollo 1 crew. Color vintage 8 x 10 official NASA lithograph of White in his Gemini space suit, signed in black ink, “Ed White.” In fine condition.Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Iconic image of man’s first flight 573. Orville Wright and Glenn Martin. Vintage 10.75 x 8.5

571. Orville Wright. Historic vintage 6.25 x 4.5 cardstock photo of

the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, signed in the lower right in fountain pen. In very good condition, with tears to top and bottom borders (not extending into image or signature), some creasing along the bottom edge, and signature a shade light. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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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)


574. Buzz Aldrin

575. Buzz Aldrin

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576. Buzz Aldrin MB $100

577. Apollo 11: Mission Control MB $100

578. Apollo 12

579. Apollo 13

580. Apollo 15

581. Apollo 17

582. Apollo-Soyuz

583. Apollo-Soyuz

584. Astronauts

585. Alan Bean

586. Ludwig Bolkow

587. Scott Carpenter

588. Scott Carpenter

589. Gene Cernan

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590. Gene Cernan MB $100

591. Challenger: Greg Jarvis

592. Michael Collins

593. Gordon Cooper

594. Gordon Cooper

595. Cosmonauts

596. Bob Crippen

597. Walt Cunningham

598. Glenn Curtiss

599. Claudius Dornier

600. Charlie Duke

601. Charlie Duke

602. Ron Evans

603. Gemini 5

604. Gemini 11

605. John Glenn

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606. John Glenn

607. John Glenn

610. Fred Haise

611. Frank Hawks

612. James Irwin

613. James Irwin

614. James Irwin MB $100

615. Alexei Leonov and Valeri Kubasov

616. James Lovell

617. Ken Mattingly

618. Ken Mattingly

619. Ken Mattingly

620. Bruce McCandless

621. James McDivitt and Robert Gilruth

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609. Richard Gordon

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622. James McDivitt and Rusty Schweickart

623. Mercury Astronauts

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625. NASA Flight Controllers

626. Sally Ride MB $100

627. Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham

628. Wally Schirra

629. Wally Schirra

630. Rusty Schweickart

631. Igor Sikorsky

632. Skylab 3

633. Skylab 4

634. SMEAT

635. Space Shuttle

636. Tom Stafford

637. STS-107: David Brown

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624. Mercury Astronauts

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638. STS-107: Chawla Kalpana

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640. Valentina Tereshkova and Valery Bykovsky

641. Valentina Tereshkova

642. Valentina Tereshkova

643. Gherman Titov

644. Roscoe Turner

645. Roscoe Turner

646. Guenter Wendt

647. Guenter Wendt

648. Guenter Wendt

649. Al Worden

650. X-1 Pilots

651. X-1 Pilots

652. Chuck Yeager

653. Chuck Yeager

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art & literature Following the success of Little Men, Alcott repays her publisher with her newfound “pot of gold” 655. Louisa May Alcott. Choice ALS

signed “L. M. Alcott,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.5, July 3, 1871. Letter to publisher James Thomas Fields. In full: “Once upon a time you lent me forty dollars, kindly saying that I might return them when I had made ‘a pot of gold.’ As the miracle has been unexpectedly wrought, I wish to fulfill my part of the bargain, & herewith repay my debt with many thanks.” In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds (one vertical fold passing through first letter of the signature). Due to her father’s chronic unemployment, Alcott grew up in poverty and her family incurred numerous debts—she saw her career as a writer as an economic necessity, driven by a feeling of duty to her family to provide economic security. Alcott had published Little Men earlier in 1871, and by June had sold over 50,000 copies—this tremendous success earned her the “pot of gold” and provided her with the ability to pay back her debt. In addition to its exquisite content, Alcott letters are very rare—this being just the third we have offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce letter from the distinguished German painter

656. Karl Becker. Important German history painter and president of the Berlin Academy (1820–1900). Boldly-penned ALS in German, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 7, January 27, 1883. Untranslated letter to S. P. Avery of New York, who purchased Becker’s ‘The Venetian Girl’ and ‘Gratulantin’ paintings. In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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657. 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 legendary Argentine poet captures the rough-and-tumble Palermo of his youth with a beautifully penned copy of his early poem “Elegia de Palermo” 658. Jorge Luis Borges. Crisply-penned handwritten poem, in Span-

ish, signed at the conclusion, “Jorge Luis Borges 1926,” entitled “Elegia de Palermo.” Poem is dedicated to Argentinian poet Francisco ‘Paco’ Luis Bernárdez. Borges writes out 48 lines of the poem, in part: “Este es una elegía / de cuando los portones de Palermo hacían sombra / y a cualquier bocacalle le salía un compadrito. / Esta es una elegía / que se acuerda de un largo resplandor agachado / que las tardes derechas daban a los baldíos / Este es una elegía / para unos barriletes que hacían fiesta en el cielo / charro papelerío / por donde lo escalaron al cielo los domingos!” A small tear to top edge and a couple of minor spots, otherwise fine condition. After spending the first fifteen years of his life in Palermo, a poorer suburb of Buenos Aires, Borges and his family relocated to Geneva to avoid the political unrest of World War I (in which Argentina remained controversially neutral). When he returned a decade later, he found his home changed: the hard-edged, seedy taverns and sudden eruptions of violence that had impressed the young boy were replaced with chic restaurants and wealthy immigrants—but Buenos Aires and the beloved Palermo of his youth remained a key feature of Borges’s work throughout his career. He published his first collection of poetry, Fervor de Buenos Aires, in 1923, and began contributing to the avant-garde review Martín Fierro, for which Francisco Luis Bernardez also wrote. This poem, written in 1926 and originally titled “Elegy of Palermo,” appeared in Borges’s third book of poetry in 1929 (Cuaderno San Martín) under the title “Elegy of the Gates.” Beautifully capturing the shadowy city, where at ‘any intersection you find a hoodlum,’ this stunning handwritten poem to a fellow Argentine poet is a highly desirable and rare piece—only the third Borges we have offered, and by far the finest. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Original oil painting from the Rushmore creator 659. Gutzon Borglum. Original painting

by Borglum, oil on board, 10 x 8.5, of a sun setting over a peaceful seascape, signed in the lower right in black paint, “John Gutzon Borglum 1894.” Cloth-matted and framed by Goodspeed’s Book Shop in Boston to an overall size of 16.75 x 15. In fine condition, with a previous inspection noting overpaint to lower left corner where the rocks and shoreline were either enhanced or added. Accompanied by a one-page TLS, 7 x 9, dated March 9, to a Mrs. Brown about an unrelated matter to the painting. Letter is in fine condition with central horizontal and vertical folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“About all that enters my wiring, I mean my writing is the booze I am drinking and the music I am listening to on the radio” 660. Charles Bukowski. Prolific poet, novelist, and short story writer (1920–1994) known for his alcoholism, love of women, and vulgar style. TLS signed “Buk,” one page, 8.5 x 11, May 5, 1987. Letter to an admirer. In full: “No, nobody’s writing any longer influences me. About all I can read without some agony is the daily newspaper. I have no fear of good writing. I only wish there were more of it. There’s room. It’s a large stage, if a shakey [sic] one. About all that enters my wiring, I mean my writing is the booze I am drinking and the music I am listening to on the radio. Give a man a bit of solitude and a good night’s sleep now and then and he can just about beat anything except the last card.” Under his signature, Bukowski has added a small self-portrait caricature with a bottle of beer. In fine condition. An insightful and entertaining letter highlighting the writer’s obvious disdain for the current state of writing, with an excellent remark and sketch illustrating his favorite past-time. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Burgess criticizes the Nobel Prize, remarks on the popularity of A Clockwork Orange, and mentions Shakespeare, Joyce, Nabokov, and other literary greats 661. Anthony Burgess. Exceptional collection of 18 letters from Burgess to different recipients, consisting of two ALSs and 16 TLSs on sheets and postcards of various sizes, dated between 1969 and 1986. Eleven are addressed to literary scholar Robert DeMaria. Burgess discusses his work, literature in general, his daily life, and responds to a few autograph requests. A selection from the letters follows:

To Robert DeMaria, 1969: “The book of mine that most students seem to be getting hold of now is the Random House Modern Library volume which contains A Clockwork Orange and Honey for the Bears. But I’d prefer they read Enderby, which has Mediterranean settings. I’m working on a biography of Shakespeare at the moment…a literary-biographical approach might be useful while the stuff’s fresh in my mind.” To DeMaria, 1976: “A Marlowe novel is what I’ve always wanted to write but I’ve had to be content with a mere set of vital snippets in the Shakespeare series I’ve written for TV.” To an admirer, 1977: “My views on the Nobel Prize are simple and have more to do with economic need then with literary merit. I think I deserve it, for instance, because I think I deserve to have some kind of financial reward for working so hard. I doubt if there is a serious nexus between the Prize and genuine literary achievement: politics always comes into it somewhere, or else something celebratory—I don’t think Saul Bellow would have got it had it not been for America’s bicentenary; I don’t think Patrick White would have got it had it not been for the need to recognise the existence of Australia. If the Prize recognised genuine merit, the writers now dead who should have received it are: James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov, Ronald Firbank, Ford Madox Ford, Franz Kafka, Hoffmannsthal, Cocteau, D. H. Lawrence, Evelyn Waugh.” To an admirer, 1986: “One novel of mine has been translated to Russian, but that was done in Israel. The Soviet Union does not permit copies of my books into their great libertarian territories. I cannot send you a copy of my best book, since I do not know which it is.” Also includes a seven-page mimeographed copy of a typed draft for Burgess’s translation of Cyrano de Bergerac, with autograph notations and corrections, as well as his signature on the final page. Accompanied by retained carbon copies of some of DeMaria’s letters to Burgess. In overall fine condition. Correspondence with superb content and commentary by the accomplished British writer. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300) 142 | January 15, 2014 | ART & LITERATURE


An unpublished letter by the famous English novelist and great epistolary

662. Fanny Burney. British

novelist, diarist, and playwright (1752–1840) whose writing is known for its satire, feminist slant, and sympathy toward social justice and equality. Lengthy ALS to the Marquis of Lally-Tollendal (1751-1830) a French politician who played an important role in the French Revolution, signed “F. d’Arblay—nee Burney,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9, no date. Letter to a friend. In part: “Your protege… M. Sevastopulo…I received him immediately…The history he detailed of his sufferings & his injuries must have made a friend of his Hearer… at a period of so much general, as well as potential distress…I join in your opinion that this is a cause for unanimity of Christian suffrage, & Christian charity & I see, with great pleasure, an undoubtedly reciprocal feeling in this point in the well turned & acknowledged ‘measured words’ of Mr. Canning; who, in his highly responsible station, could not go further, either in phrase or in parse, without an apparent menace of public hostility which no Minister can wish…The same can be said of the Sovereign, who, in this case, cannot act from private benevolence, because, though the injured individual has nothing to do with politics—with which he has assured me he had never meddled,—the story of wrongs which constitute his claims, involves a National accusation against the whole Empire of his abominable oppressors. I am well aware you told that the consequence, i. e. War against the Irish, is but just & desirable. Sincerely I think so too…There are only two English Bishops who positively favored the cause of Catholic Emancipation, Norwich & Rochester, but not to such alone is confined the welfare of your protege, since amongst his subscribers stands the Duke of York himself!” The letter goes on to mention Kings Louis XVI and and XVIII, who both played an important role in her correspondent Lally-Tolledal’s life. In fine condition. Letters of Burney are rare and sought-after and this is the first we have offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

663. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Vintage 8 x 6

photo of Burroughs on the telephone, signed and inscribed in white ink, “To Kenny Browne, with best wishes, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Honolulu, Oct. 14, 1940.” In fine condition, with trimmed edges. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

664. Agatha Christie. TLS, one page,

5.5 x 7, Winterbrook House letterhead, October 18, 1971. Letter to Mr. Browne. In full: “Thank you for your kind letter and congratulations. I am afraid I have no photographs or spare pictures and never send signed photographs to anyone. My husband and I visited Arizona amongst many other places in the United States about eight years ago and enjoyed ourselves very much.” In fine condition, with a staple hole to top edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A vibrantly colored original Chagall 665. Marc Chagall. Signed book: Le Cirque D’Izis. Monte Carlo:

Andre Sauret, 1965. Hardcover with dust jacket, 10 x 13, 171 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page in black ballpoint, “Pour mon ami Jean, Chagall 1966,” with Chagall adding a great color-highlighted sketch of a man holding a flowering branch, more than likely Jean. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/ VG+. A wonderfully personal and well-detailed original artwork. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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666. Samuel L. Clemens. Ink

signature, “Mark Twain,” on an offwhite 3.75 x 2.25 slip with typed collector’s notations above and below signature. In very good condition, with a tear to top edge, tape remnant to left, mild overall toning, and signature just a shade light. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice Clemens double signature

667. Samuel L. Clemens. Ink signature, “Yrs truly, Saml. L. Cle-

mens, Mark Twain,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.75 card. In fine condition, with some slight toning along bottom edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Clemens purchases the estate for which his Hillcrest Editions would be named 669. Samuel L. Clemens. TLS signed “S. L.

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

“Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economise it”

668. Samuel L. Clemens. AQS on an off-white 3.75 x 5.5 sheet, signed “Mark Twain.” Twain pens a maxim from ‘Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar,’ used in his travelogue entitled Following the Equator. In full: “Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economise it.” In fine condition. Twain’s novel Pudd’nhead Wilson was first serialized in The Century Magazine before being published as a novel in 1894. As a promotional giveaway, the magazine produced a small pocket calendar featuring one of Pudd’nhead’s ironic aphorisms for each month of the year. The popularity of these clever sayings led Twain to incorporate more of these mottos as chapter epigraphs in Following the Equator, which he published in 1897. A highly desirable example of one of Twain’s famously witty quotes, and one that he seldom wrote out. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“God bless this artist and try to forgive the other kind” 670. Samuel L. Clemens. ALS signed “S. L. Clemens,” one page, 3.75 x 6,

black-bordered personal letterhead, February 24, 1906. Letter to Govinier C. Hall of the Hall-Truman Furniture Company. In full: “I am old, now, or nearly that, & shall not travel any more otherwise I would accept & with pleasure and alacrity. My most sincere thanks for the book. I like the illustrations more than I can tell. They are bright, graceful & humorous & eloquently competent, without help of those mendicant aids, violence, distortion & extravagance. God bless this artist and try to forgive the other kind.” In very good condition, with some scattered light ink staining and spots, old tape to blank second integral page, and a bit of light surface scuffing affecting first initial of signature. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Despite his claim here that he was now “old” at age 70 and unwilling to burden himself with travel, Clemens spent much of his final years on the road, often as a guest of honor or featured speaker. He also busied himself with preparing his eclectic autobiography, something he was finishing work on at his Fifth Avenue home when he declined the Hall-Truman Furniture Company’s gracious invitation. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Doyle requests copies of a new book from his publisher, just three months before his death

671. Arthur Conan Doyle. ALS signed “A. Conan Doyle,” on a 5 x 3.5 card, personal letterhead, no date but with G.H.D. office stamp dated April 7, 1930. Letter to publisher George Doran requesting that “copies of the new book” be sent to four addresses listed below. Reverse of the card is addressed in Doyle’s hand. In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges and trivial surface loss along upper edge. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Outstanding original etching of the Port of Marseille 672. Raoul Dufy.

French painter (1877–1953) best known for his colorful depictions of such outdoor social events as regattas, horse races, and the like. Exquisite original etching of a sailboat at the Port of Marseille, 9.75 x 12.75, enclosed within its original off-white presentation mat, signed on the mat in pencil, “Raoul Dufy,” and labeled, “Eau forte originale, Le port de Marseille.” Matted to an overall size of 13 x 19. Etching and signature area in very fine condition; a ding and slight soiling to outer mat, otherwise fine condition. A highly desirable and aesthetically pleasing piece. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Discussing meteorology with a renowned spelunker 673. Gustave Eiffel. ALS in

“All culture has come about as a by-product of religion” 675. T. S. Eliot.

French, signed “G. Eiffel,” one page, 5 x 8, Villa Salles letterhead, March 6, 1906. Letter to Edward Alfred Martel, the ‘father of modern speoleogy.’ In part (translated): “Since you intend to publish in la Nature a resume of my meteorological investigations allow me to call your attention to an article that appeared last February 15 in the Revue generale des Sciences written by the very knowledgeable Mr. Durand-Gréville. Brief in form, it’s a very complete analysis and seemed perfect to me…I’ve always read the accounts of your brave explorations of caves with the greatest interest.” In fine condition, with a slightly uneven right edge and a small pencil notation near top. Shortly after the opening of the tower, Eiffel installed a meteorological lab on its 3rd floor. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

TLS, one page on a self-contained Air Mail Letter, 7.75 x 9.25, Faber and Faber Ltd. letterhead, August 2, 1962. Letter to Dr. Alan R. Lichter in response to the question of whether affiliation with an organized religion is a positive or negative factor in the development of a mature intellect, in full: “I wish that questions could be framed in such a way that I could understand them, and think of an answer. Your questions of July 9th leaves [sic] me very much in the dark. I believe that it is best that every human being should belong to a church, and, to put it in very simple terms, I like Christians to go to church and Jews to go to the synagogue. I think that the proper religious life is life in community, and I think that all culture has come about as a by-product of religion. But I could not answer either ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ because I find it unintelligible.” Eliot has also made three corrections and added a phrase to the final sentence in his own hand. Intersecting mailing folds (not affecting signature), scattered light creasing, discoloration from postmark on reverse, and expected tears along edges from opening, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

674. T. S. Eliot. TLS,

one page, 7 x 8, Faber and Faber Ltd Publishers letterhead, February 29, 1948. Letter to Dunstan Thompson, Esquire in London. In part: “I should be very glad to come to dinner, but I am afraid it must now be left until some time after Easter. It might be possible to fit in directly after Easter, but shortly after that I have got to go over to France for a week, and I am not sure of the dates. But I should think that March 31st was a possible date if that is satisfactory to you. In any case I am now living in London, or to be more exact in Chelsea.” Small tears and paper loss to top edge and intersecting mailing folds, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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676. Erte. Signed book: World Premiere Art Exhibition at Trump Castle. Limited edition, numbered 300/500. New Jersey: Drake Press, 1989. Hardcover, 8.75 x 11.25, 48 pages. Signed on the first free end page in blue ballpoint. Autographic condition: Fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


677. Robert Frost. Vintage

matte-finish 4 x 6.5 photo, boldly signed in the lower border in black ink. In fine condition, with some light mounting remnants to reverse and lightly filled-in vertical edges. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“If Mrs. Hassam will not come with me I will fall in on you all alone one of these days—or nights” 680. Childe Hassam. Painter

(1859–1935) who helped introduce Impressionism to Americans, best known for his urban and coastal scenes. ALS, one page, 5.25 x 6.5, personal letterhead, March 24, 1902. Letter to Louis Shipman. In part: “All right my dear boy!…You better not ask me up too often for I shall come and if Mrs. Hassam will not come with me I will fall in on you all alone one of these days—or nights.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Hassam’s hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

678. Robert Frost. Special edition booklet of Frost’s ‘From a Milkweed Pod,’ 4.75 x 5.75, printed by Spiral Press in New York, signed on the dedication page with the printed message which reads, “A new poem at Christmas 1954 again comes to you with greetings for the holidays from Robert Frost,” and signed underneath, “Robert Frost, Ripton, Vt.” In fine condition, with some mild toning to signed page. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Accentuating his book with a line from Mending Wall 679. Robert Frost. Signed book: The Poems of

Robert Frost. Later printing. NY: Modern Library, 1946. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5 x 7.25. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall. Robert Frost to Edgar Hollis, Library of Congress, December 1958.” Autographic condition: fine, with just a bit of mild toning. Book condition: G+/VG-. A scarce example with an identified quote of his thoughtprovoking poem. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Limited edition of his iconic war novel A Farewell to Arms 681. Ernest Hemingway. Signed book: A Farewell to Arms. Limited first edition of 510 copies (this being No. 154). NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1929. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 355 pages. Boldly signed on the colophon in black ink. Autographic condition: fine, with a bit of mild edge toning. Book condition: VG/None. An excellent example of Hemingway’s first best-selling novel which helped established him as one of the premier writers of the time. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Scarce check from the year of his Pulitzer Prize 682. Ernest Hemingway. Bank check, 6.25 x 2.75,

filled out in another hand and signed by Hemingway, “Ernest M. Hemingway,” payable to the bearer for $10, March 2, 1953. Endorsed on the reverse by Roberto Herrera, who was Hemingway’s close friend, part-time secretary, and brother of his Cuban doctor. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and expected bank stamps (one affecting the first couple letters of signature). Hemingway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 for The Old Man and the Sea, which was inspired by his experiences in Cuba. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

A postcard from “Papa”

683. Ernest Hemingway. Scarce postcard signed “Papa,” 5.25 x 3.25, featuring an image of musicians in Valencia, no date. Hemingway pens a brief note in Spanish to Roberto Herrera, a close friend, part-time secretary, and brother of his Cuban doctor. Also addressed in Hemingway’s hand. Scattered foxing and a crease to one corner tip, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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O. Henry tries to arrange another date with Longfellow’s niece, hoping that “the curfew won’t ring so soon next time” 684. O. Henry. Short story writer born William Sydney Porter (1862– 1910) known for his use of the surprise ending. ALS signed “Sydney Porter,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, no date. Letter to journalist Marion Longfellow, niece of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In full: “It was mighty nice of you not to forget all about having met me the next morning. I appreciate your permission to call again to see you and Miss Walsh; and am going to ask you to let me avail myself of the privilege very soon. I hope the curfew won’t ring so soon next time. I’ll send another note the first minute I find my own, and see if we can’t have an outing again.” In fine condition, with a few slight brushes to signature. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Porter’s hand. O. Henry is a particularly difficult literary autograph to obtain, this being just the second letter we have encountered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Declining an invitation to lecture—though money could sway her otherwise

685. Julia Ward Howe. Author, suffragette, dramatist, poet, and biographer (1819–1910), best remembered as the lyricist of ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic.’ ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, June 29, 1899. In full: “It seems a long way to promise for April 5th, but if I would be alive and well at that remote period, I would come to you on the terms proposed in your letter, ten dollars in expenses. As to my subject I cannot remember what lectures I have already given in Georgetown. If you will refresh my remembrance of those, I will offer you some others.” Affixed to a larger 8.5 x 11 sheet. In very good condition, with a central horizontal fold passing through the signature, light overall shade of toning, a few scattered spots of soiling, and tape at the hinge where it is affixed to the sheet. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

686. Julia Ward Howe. ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets,

4.25 x 7, June 21, 1901. Response to an invitation to lecture in Lincoln, Nebraska. In part: “Let me now say that it will not be possible for me to make that engagement…it would not answer for me to journey far west for one engagement only. If a series of five or six lectures could be arranged for me at, say, one hundred dollars each, I should in all probability be able to attend them.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Howe’s hand. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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687. Langston Hughes. Vintage

glossy 7 x 5 photo of Hughes posing outdoors, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Wesley Hartley, Sincerely, Langston Hughes 1957.” In fine condition, with some mild border toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The thoughtful author reflects on the “relation between temperament & religion”

From the year he published The Dharma Bums 689. Jack Kerouac. Choice

personal check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Kerouac, payable to The Northport Water Works for $3.60, June 13, 1958. In fine condition, with mild central vertical fold and expected cancellation holes far from the signature (affecting just a couple words in the payee field). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

690. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. ALS signed “Henry W. Longfellow,”

one page, 4.5 x 7, March 10, 1875. Letter to a gentleman. In full: “I shall be at home tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 8 o’clock, and shall be happy to see you.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

688. Aldous Huxley. ALS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 10.75, July

21, 1962. Letter to Mr. Lichter, in response to a previous question, in part: “I suspect that the answer to your question is: ‘It depends on the constitutional & temperamental make-up of the individual.’ Some people are happiest and most productive within a framework of organized thought and organized social and religious relationships. Others are happiest & most productive when outside of such a framework. The relation between temperament & religion is clearly stated in the Bhagavad-Gita. There are those to whom it is natural to follow the way of works, those for whom it is natural to follow the way of devotion & ritual, and those for whom it is natural to follow the way of contemplation. And of course there are some people so constituted that they can follow more than one of the ways, or all three of them.” In fine condition, with trivial scattered creasing and light show-through from writing on opposite sides. Beginning in 1939, Huxley developed a close tie to the Vedanta Society of Southern California, learning meditation and spiritual practices from Swami Prabhavananda. He wrote an introduction to the Bhagavad Gita in 1944, and contributed dozens of articles to Vedanta and the West, published by the Society. An interesting letter written from his home in Los Angeles, touching on his deep interest in Eastern religion and the individual. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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691. John Everett Millais, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Frederick Leighton. Excellent collection of letters from three

renowned painters. First, an ALS signed “Millais,” one page, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, February 25, in part: “On receipt of your letter I sent at once to the Secy of our Society & told him to forward Mr. Perry a form, which he will pick up & return.” In fine condition, with a crease to lower left corner and a pencil notation along bottom edge. Second, an ALS signed “L. Alma Tadema,” one page, 3.75 x 6, personal letterhead, July 28, 1893, in full: “I have the illustration you pray forgive. I just found the paper between some drawings.” In fine condition, with mounting remnants to reverse of second integral page. And third, an ALS signed “Fr. Leighton,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6, Atheneum Club letterhead, no date. Letter to a woman in Leighton’s difficult to decipher hand. In fine condition, with a couple of light pencil notations along top edge of first page. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Matisse meets Nana Winding around the time of his divorce 692. Henri Matisse. Vintage 5.5 x 3.5 postcard photo of Matisse meeting Nana Winding, with one of his works visible in the background, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, in French (translated): “To Mrs. Nana Winding cordially, Henri Matisse 23/5 39.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a 7 x 5 pearl-finish enlargement of the photo, notated on the reverse in type and in Winding’s hand. Winding was a friend and occassional subject of other artists, including Pierre Bonnard, Marie Vassilieff, and Matisse. Signed photos of the artist are quite scarce. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Adorning his book with a multi-colored sketch 694. Joan Miro. Signed book: Miro. NY: Leon Amiel, 1974. Hardcover, 6.25 x 7. Signed and inscribed in pencil on the title page, “Pour Paul, Miro, 5/III/75,” with Miro adding a quick colored pencil sketch of three asterisks. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Author Milne and illustrator Shepard sign a limited edition printing of The House at Pooh Corner 693. A. A. Milne and Ernest Shepard. Signed book: The House at Pooh Corner. Limited edition of 250 on “Large Paper” (this being No. 233). NY: E. P. Dutton and Co., 1928. Hardcover, 7.25 x 9, 178 pages. Signed on the colophon in black ink, “A. A. Milne,” and “Ernest H. Shepard.” Autographic condition: fine, with scattered toning, mainly to the edges. Book condition: G+/None. A very desirable combination of the Pooh creators. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Glowing words from the Pooh author: “The charming daughter of a still more charming mother—as somebody once said in Latin” 696. A. A. Milne. British author (1882–1956) who, despite a large body of novels, plays, and other ‘adult’ writings, will forever be most closely associated with his much-beloved series of Winnie-thePooh stories. ALS, one page, 5.5 x 7.5, personal letterhead, April 7, 1929. Letter to well-known actress Mary Jerrold. In full: “Your Joan looks so sweet and plays so charmingly as my Jessica that I just must congratulate you. The charming daughter of a still more charming mother—as somebody once said in Latin.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

With the production of Gone With the Wind underway, Mitchell marvels over Selznick’s people “telephoning from New York to discover how the madam of a Confederate bordello talked” 697. Margaret Mitchell. TLS signed in pencil, “Margaret,” one page, 7 x 11, personal letterhead, November 12, 1937. Letter to Herschel Brickell, a noted book reviewer from Mississippi who served on the New York Herald Tribune book section and who, at the time of this correspondence, was a reviewer for the New York Evening Post. In part: “As it appears that today is going to be ‘one of those days’ when all hell busts loose, I do not know how long this letter will be. But I wanted to tell you that I am violently interested in the literary row about Hemingway. Of course I want the Saturday Review of Literature for I missed it. And I want your reply and anything else you may write on the subject. If convenient, I’d like anything interesting other columnists may have written, for I have not seen a New York newspaper in weeks…I have heard no more from Katharine Brown, and so, I do not know what they decided to do about Belle’s accent. My modest and old fashioned family have become accustomed to anything in the last year and a half and, like the Queen in ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ get up every morning ready to believe six impossible things before breakfast. Even Father was convulsed at the idea of someone telephoning from New York to discover how the madam of a Confederate bordello talked.” In fine condition. As the uproarious success of Gone With the Wind and rumors of its impending movie adaptation overwhelmed Margaret Mitchell in July of 1936, she quietly slipped out of Atlanta for a few days to catch her breath. During her reprieve, she wrote several letters to reviewers across the country who had commented on her book, including Herschel Brickell of the New York Post, who had written a glowing review. The two quickly forged a strong friendship, and Brickell remained a voice in Mitchell’s corner through the stresses of her newfound celebrity. After selling the rights to GWTW to Selznick International Pictures with the understanding that she would play no role in the production of the film, the studio continued to reach out to her for advice, information, context, etc. “I have heard no more from Katharine Brown [Selznick’s assistant], and so, I do not know what they decided to do about Belle’s accent,” she writes with an air of unconcern. With her casual discussion of the film and the additional literary association to Hemingway, in whom she is “violently interested,” this is an excellent letter from Mitchell at the height of her fame. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 152 | January 15, 2014 | ART & LITERATURE


Monet hopes for a favor from friend Georges Clemenceau on behalf of his son, just as the artist’s career begins to pay off

698. Claude Monet. Boldly penned ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, March 26, 1891. Letter to art critic and Monet biographer Gustave Geffroy. In part (translated): “Jean just arrived from Rouen. Without examining him not questioning him on his illness, the doctor sent him home saying that he had had enough time off. A report will be written along those lines. That is stupid. I will write to Clemenceau. I’ll ask him to try one last request, hoping that if he wants to intervene personally on my behalf he will get the requested favor since we are really talking about a favor. Otherwise it is obvious that Jean, if he were totally ill, would not need any support. Talk to Clemenceau and let me know what he tells you and what he does.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Monet’s hand. After decades of financial struggle, Monet’s fortunes finally began to change at the start of the 1890s. When Durand-Ruel displayed fifteen paintings from Monet’s haystacks series in early 1891, all sold within days, enabling him to finally buy his house at Giverny, along with the surrounding buildings and the land for his gardens, where he would spend most of the remainder of his life and create some of his most iconic paintings. Writing to art critic and author Gustave Geffroy, one of the earliest historians of the Impressionist movement, Monet angrily tells of a doctor’s flippant response to his son Jean’s ‘illness,’ while also hinting that it may be an excuse for some extended time off. Enlisting the help of their mutual friend and future Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, who would go on to lead France in the First World War, he charmingly plays the role of the concerned father. A bold and attractive letter connecting three important French figures of the day. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Bright and vibrant coastal setting 699. Lucien Neuquelman. Original color painting of a street

bordering a marina, oil on board, 7.5 x 5, signed in the lower right, “L. Neuquelman.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 10.75 x 8.75. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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700. Clifford Odets. American playwright (1906–1963) known for his powerful works of the Depression era, including Waiting for Lefty and Golden Boy. Uncommon vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Odets opening a door, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Very best wishes to Harold Caid—Sincerely, Clifford Odets, 7/39.” Light scattered creases, some surface impressions due to writing on reverse, and tack holes to corners, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Wonderful original artwork from the sought-after British artist, depicting three different scenes from Dickens’s masterpieces

701. Frederick W. Pailthorpe. Excellent collection containing two original pencil sketches and an ANS. First pencil sketch depicts two scenes from Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, on a 6 x 4.25 sheet of brown tissue paper, signed along the lower edge, “F. W. Pailthorpe, Great Expectations,” and affixed to an 8.5 x 5.5 off-white sheet. The second depicts Pip’s arrest for debt, sitting up in his bed to find two men looking at him. A second pencil sketch on a 5.5 x 9 off-white sheet, signed below the image, “F. W. Pailthorpe,” and labeled in his hand, “The Taking of Morris Bolter,” illustrates the captain of police in Oliver Twist being dumped into an empty water barrel head-first. Also included is a brief ANS on a 5.5 x 3.25 off-white postcard, in full: “I shall be delighted to meet Ms. Laureal Junior on Friday evening. Yours ever, F. W. P.,” dated below in an unknown hand “June 11, 09.” Reverse bears address in Pailthorpe’s hand. Collection is in overall fine condition, with a corner crease and light soiling to ANS, a small pinhole to upper edge of first sketch, and some light foxing and soiling to second sketch, with minor creasing along edges. Accompanied by a small print of one of his works. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 154 | January 15, 2014 | ART & LITERATURE

The pioneering sculptor name-drops Daniel Chester French and Augustus Saint-Gaudens

702. Erastus Dow Palmer. American sculptor, carpenter, and cameo cutter (1817–1904). ALS signed “E. D. Palmer,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.75, personal letterhead, December 18, 1893. Letter to a former student, Jonathan Scott Hartley. In part: “Your name is the same as that of my grandfather, Jonathan…Did I give you a copy of Walter’s photo of my White Captive?…If you have a copy I wish you give this one to [Daniel Chester] French the Sculptor (if you know him) with my respects and admiration. I am quite sure I gave one each to [John Quincy Adams] Ward and [Augustus] St. Gaudens…I send you a mutilated picture of a head I modeled not long ago. It is of an old Scotchman, long a resident of Albany, and much respected.” In fine condition, intersecting folds. Accompanied by an unsigned carte-de-visite photo of Palmer’s White Captive. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

703. Maxfield Parrish. Personal check, 8.25 x 3, filled out and signed by Parrish, payable to the New England Telephone & Telegraph Company for $9.70, March 26, 1932. A central vertical fold and expected cancellation holes affecting the middle of the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


Desirable limited edition collection of Picasso’s World War-II era works 704. Pablo Picasso. Signed book: Picasso: The

Recent Years 1939–1946. Limited edition of 350 copies (this being No. 121). NY: Doubleday, 1947. Hardcover, 8.75 x 11, 211 pages. Signed in pencil on the colophon, “Picasso.” Autographic condition: fine, with a bit of scattered light toning and soiling to signed page. Book condition: VG-/None. Accompanied by an edition of Cashiers D’Art entitled Picasso 1930–1935. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

At work developing her 1977 account of the Sacco and Venzetti trial 705. Katherine Anne Porter. Collection of nine letters, eight TLSs and one ALS, all from 1975–76, and all to agent Joan Daves regarding her work, publishers, and an upcoming reading, 11 pages total. One TLS, dated July 16, 1976, reads, in part: “The plans for a reading of ‘The Jilting of Granny Weatherall’ by the Canadian Broadcasting Company also are acceptable. It is an old and good story and I would love to be able to hear it. Are you interested in pursuing the possibility of my doing the reading for them? In the same vein I have thought for many years of the possibility of doing a recording of a book of several stories.” Another TLS, dated January 22, 1976, reads, in part: “I have gone over and over and over these hundreds of pages of manuscript of the Sacco-Vanzetti book I am writing, or indeed have written, and it is coming out really page by page because I have written several things more than once in my effort to get everything in that needs to be there, cut down to the essentials. It takes time and energy…I have not read a single book on this subject by anyone. I intended to read several, but I never did and my story is exactly personal without any intention on my part. I had meant to consult the feelings and views of persons who had been at the very center of this tragedy, but I never have until now.” In very good to fine overall condition. Accompanied by three unsigned hardcover works by Porter: A Christmas Story; A Defense of Circe; and Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte. In 1977, Porter would publish The Never-Ending Wrong, an account of the notorious trial and executions of Sacco and Venzetti, which she had protested at the time of their trial. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Charming card from Potter’s final Christmas, “We are well, but old & tired” 706. Beatrix Potter. British author and illustrator (1866–1943) whose Edwardian-era tales of naughty rabbits, ‘bad’ mice, and other amusingly mischievous animals take a place among the most enduring and beloved works in the annals of children’s literature. Her first and best-known book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, has sold more than 40 million copies since it was first published in 1902. Christmas card, circa 1942, sent to Bertha Mahony Miller, measuring 3.5 x 4.75 closed, with a snowfall scene on the front. Inside of card bears a pre-printed sentiment and a quote from Leith Gordon. Signed at the bottom, “W. & Beatrix Heelis. It is pleasant to think of friends in a sad time—we are well, but old & tired.” In fine condition. Miller was the founder of the Bookshop for Boys and Girls in Boston and the Horn Book magazine. She was an important figure in the fight for children’s books to be taken more seriously, and a close friend of Potter’s, and a champion of her books. Provenance: Christie’s (as part of a group lot). Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

First edition of Rand’s explanations of capitalism 707. Ayn Rand. Signed book: Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. First edition, first printing. NY: New American Library, 1966. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.5, 309 pages. Signed on the second free end page in blue ballpoint. Autographic condition: fine, with a mild shade of toning to signed page. Book condition: VG+/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Thy peerless chivalry reveal, And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, Maryland! My Maryland!” 708. James R. Randall. Writer best remembered as the lyricist of the song, ‘Maryland,

My Maryland.’ AQS, one page, 8.5 x 11, United States Senate letterhead, no date. Randall pens a verse of his famous song: “Hark to an exiled son’s appeal, Maryland! Mother State, to thee I kneel, Maryland! For life and death, for woe and weal, Thy peerless chivalry reveal, And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, Maryland! My Maryland!” Matted and framed to an overall size of 7.75 x 11. In very good condition, with two horizontal mailing folds, and light overall foxing and toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I have got to make a little trip over to Greenport about bronzes” 709. Frederic Remington. Ameri-

can artist (1861– 1909) best known for his paintings and sculptures of the American West ALS, one page, 4.75 x 7.75, personal letterhead, no date but postmarked December 11, 1901. Letter to Louis Shipman of New York. In part: “I have got to make a little trip over to Greenport about bronzes Thursday afternoon and will just about make the 4 o’clock train.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Renoir authenticates his ‘Girl in the Yellow Hat’ 710. Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Exquisite

matte-finish 6.25 x 10.5 photographic print of Renoir’s 1885 painting entitled ‘Girl in the Yellow Hat,’ signed in the lower border black ink, “Renoir.” Lower border also bears official certification stamps in French signed by the mayor of Cagnes-sur-Mer, to authenticate Renoir’s signature, adding the date of January 10, 1911. Matted to an overall size of 11 x 15.5. Some scattered surface marks and mild foxing to the lower border, otherwise fine condition. A nice example of one of the Impressionist’s portraits. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“In the next few days I will send the manuscript, ready for printing, of: ‘About the Love and Death of the Cornet Otto Rilke’” 711. Rainer Maria Rilke. Choice ALS in German, one page, 5.5 x 8.75, July 26, 1904.

Letter to “Most esteemed Professor,” August Sauer. In part (translated): “My best thanks for your kind letter of July 11…in the next few days I will send the manuscript, ready for printing, of: ‘About the Love and Death of the Cornet Otto Rilke’ to the editorial offices of the ‘Deutsche Arbeit.’ As yet, no final determination has been made for the place of publication for the Ellen Key essay in German translation; I will let you know definitely as soon as I have been informed.” In fine condition. In September of 1895, the energetic young Rilke, engrossed in Prague’s German literary scene, began his winter term at the German Carl-Ferdinands (Charles) University, where he first met Professor August Sauer. Not only his teacher, but also the founder and editor of the Prague journal Deutsche Arbeit, Sauer took a great interest in Rilke’s career, encouraging his work even after the latter moved to Paris in 1902 to begin his study of the artist Rodin. As noted in this letter, Rilke sent his second version of The Lay of Love and Death of Cornet Otto Rilke (originally written in 1899, and later changed to ‘Christoph Rilke’) for publication in the October, 1904, issue of Sauer’s journal. With its early date and the notable reference to Swedish feminist writer Ellen Key, with whom he shared a well-known close correspondence and friendship, this is a highly desirable letter from the passionate young poet at the start of his career. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“I would like to finish the backgrounds of the paintings as soon as possible” 712 . Pierre-Auguste Renoir. ALS in French, signed “Renoir,” one page, 4.5 x 6, September 20, 1904. Letter to his friend art collector Maurice Gaugnat. In full (translated): “I have returned to Paris and I would like to finish the backgrounds of the paintings as soon as possible. I hope to see you one of these days.” In fine condition. A crisply-penned letter with desirable art-related content. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Rockwell’s limited edition ‘School Days’ portfolio 713. Norman Rockwell. Limited edition print portfolio entitled ‘School Days,’ numbered 177/200, consisting of three color 26 x 19.75 prints with title pages, each signed in the lower right in pencil by Rockwell. Prints are entitled: ‘Studying,’ ‘Baseball,’ and ‘Cheering.’ Presented in a hardbound slipcase. Overall toning to prints, a crease to lower corner of one print, and some foxing to slipcase, otherwise overall fine condition. The original suite contained four prints, with the one entitled ‘Golf’ now absent. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

714. Auguste Rodin. ALS in French, signed “Aug Rodin,” two pages, 4.5 x 5.75, June 5, 1912. In full (translated): “I am absolutely sorry to have to let you know at the last minute that I cannot join your lunch on Friday. I just received a note to have to go Rue de Varenne at 2:00 o’clock sharp to attend a very important meeting taking place at Hotel Biron. My regards to Mr. Dayot and to you Madame, truly yours, with deep regret and best wishes.” Pages are affixed to a 10.75 x 6.5 sheet of red cardstock and Dymo label remnants around edges of each page. In fine condition, with a few spots of slight rippling to pages from adhesive. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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715. Auguste Rodin. Seminal and highly

lauded French sculptor (1840–1917) whose works, including the iconic ‘The Kiss’ and ‘The Thinker,’ earned him a place among the most influential artistic figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ALS in French, signed “Rodin,” one page, 4.5 x 7, no date. Short untranslated letter to Mademoiselle E. Cimino in Paris. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Rodin’s hand. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I had a high opinion of him as a philosopher” 716. Bertrand Russell. TLS,

one page, 8 x 5, personal letterhead, September 28, 1959. Letter to Mrs. Moritz Schlick. In full: “Thank you very much for sending me the work by your husband which I shall read as soon as I possibly can. As you know, I had a high opinion of him as a philosopher and it is interesting to see a posthumous work of his.” In fine condition, with central vertical fold. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

717. Francoise Sagan. Impor-

tant French writer (1935–2004) who attained international prominence with the publication of her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, at the age of 18. Satin-finish 3.5 x 5.5 photo, signed in the lower border in blue ink, adding a brief sentiment above her signature. In fine condition, with light overall irregular ink adhesion to signature and sentiment, a bit heavier to last name of signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I feel that the dogmas of religion can do no more than provide facile answers to questions deserving of a more intelligent approach” 718. Bertrand Russell. TLS, one page,

8 x 10, Plas Penrhyn, Penrhyndeudraeth, Merioneth letterhead, July 17, 1962. Letter to Mr. Alan R. Lichter, headed at the top in type, “From: The Earl Russell,” and reading in part: “In answer to your question as to the value of active affiliation with an organised religion in the development of the individual, I should say that I consider such affiliation to have a purely negative influence. I would extend this opinion of religion to cover its influence in any age and in any society. While I appreciate the emotional stress to which many people are subjected in their attempt to gain some understanding of the universe, I feel that the dogmas of religion can do no more than provide facile answers to questions deserving of a more intelligent approach.” In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one passing through a single letter of signature, and scattered light creasing. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

719. Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Irish-

born American sculptor (1848–1907) of the Beaux-Arts generation who embodied the ideals of the ‘American Renaissance.’ ALS signed “Saint-Gaudens,” one page, 4.75 x 7.75, no date. Letter to Louis Shipman. In part: “I’ve got to put off seeing the play to next week when I come down again. I have to leave tomorrow, architectural complications being the irritating cause.” Scattered toning and overall rippling from adhesive remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 159


722. George Bernard Shaw.

720. J. D. Salinger. Personal check,

6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Erwin H. Jache, payable to J. D. Salinger for $601.35, November 17, 1973, endorsed on the reverse by Salinger, “For Deposit Only, J. D. Salinger.” In very good condition, with expected bank stamps and rusty staple holes affecting the end of the signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Vintage glossy 3.25 x 5.25 fulllength photo of Shaw posing on a porch, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ink, “Bernard Shaw for Brian Nicholson, Ayot Saint Lawrence, 19th Sep 1947.” In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling to reverse and surface marks and rubbing to finish of image. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Diverse letters in which the renowned crime writer comments on Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, book collecting, Christianity, and her characters 721. Dorothy Sayers. Fantastic collection of 21 letters from

Sayers to various recipients, consisting of six ALSs and 15 TLSs, comprising over 30 pages, dated between 1914 and 1954. Most have excellent content, including discussions of her own work, other detective stories and writers of the genre, and the impact of World War II on Great Britain. A selection from the letters follows: To an enthusiastic reader seeking recommendations, 1931: “Agatha Christie’s Murder at the Vicarage is a great improvement on her former books as regards actual writing, & of course one can always rely for a good yarn upon Anthony Berkeley, John Rhode, or G. D. H. & M. Cole, though I did not personally care fort the Coles’ latest.” To Walter Klinefelter, 1937: “I am afraid I am not really very learned in the higher criticism of Sherlock Holmes, but the man who can, I am sure, give you the information…would be Mr. H. W. Bell…who wrote ‘Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson,’ and who is engaged on an elaborate and careful research into Conan Doyle’s sources.” To a bibliophile, 1936: “Very many thanks for your kind letter about Gaudy Night; I am glad to know that in spite of its very ‘British’ setting the book is doing well in America…There certainly seems to be a bibliographical boom in detective stories, but I wish I had thought to start collecting them years ago, now it is too late to begin.” To an American admirer, 1941: “England, I assure you, is still standing; obstinately where she did, a good bit battered but still obstinately cheerful and cheerfully obstinate. It is good to know that America understands so completely what we are up against, and the assurance that supplies and arms will come quickly is a great encouragement.” To an admirer, 1944: “Lord Peter, as you rightly suppose, is engaged on a secret mission somewhere or the other, and in fact I have heard nothing of him since the beginning of the war.” To R. Stephen Talmage, 1954: “I have already tentatively set on foot a conspiracy to inveigle Miss Kathleen Nott to St. Anne’s, Soho, there to defend her thesis in this presence of Mrs. T. S. Eliot, Dr. C. S. Lewis, myself and others…I am not a philosopher, and I most certainly will not talk about Logical Positivism, of whose technical vocabulary I am ignorant…Not only am I not a philosopher; I am not a trained theologian. I am an ordinary instructed Christian, with just so much specialised knowledge as is necessary for writing intelligible popular footnotes to Dante; i.e. some acquaintance with dogmatic theology.” Also includes a vintage matte-finish 4 x 5 photo signed in black ink; three ink signatures on small cards; and Sayer’s ‘National Service’ questionnaire, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 13, filled out in her own hand with her personal details, contact information, education and work experience, and lists of some of her characters and books. In overall fine condition. All together, this collection of correspondence is a terrific representation of Sayers’s life and work.RR Auction COA.…(MB $500) 160 | January 15, 2014 | ART & LITERATURE


Rare limited edition Schomberg hockey sculpture 723. A. Thomas Schomberg. Very limited edi-

tion cast statue entitled ‘Iceman,’ 3/8, depicting a goalie with his stick and glove at the ready. Statue measures approximately 16˝ high on a 10˝ diameter circular base. Signed on the back of one of the legs, “Schomberg 3/8 © 94.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter from Schomberg’s studio to the original buyer, as well as other assorted literature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“We could then not only get through a whole season without the eternal Shaw, but get a witty piece as well to show that there are as good fish in the sea as G. B. Salmon” 724. George Bernard Shaw. ALS signed “G. B. S.,” one page on a 5.5 x

3.5 postcard, December 4, 1904. Letter to John Hanlin, Jr. In full: “I think Les Aveugles another good idea for the triple bill, and just the thing to give relief to my more festive style. But still a better finish would be a topical piece or revue by you, in verse. We could then not only get through a whole season without the eternal Shaw, but get a witty piece as well to show that there are as good fish in the sea as G. B. Salmon. I haven’t read Miss J. B.’s piece, but I agree that we should have a beginner. Think seriously about the revue: I am very much in earnest about it.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“The market has been glutted; and the boom in letters must be over” 725. George Bernard Shaw. ALS signed “G.

Bernard Shaw,” on a 3.25 x 5.25 photo postcard of Shaw, June 26, 1930. Letter to Mrs. Pakenham Beatty. In part: “G. W.’s London address is 14 Pall Mall…his American address is 145 West 57th St. New York City. R. S.…is an agent, not a dealer. But the market has been glutted; and the boom in letters must be over. G. W. I know, is suspected. However, one can always try. I shall be as pleased as you if anything comes of it.” In fine condition, with mild toning to correspondence side and some light silvering to image side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 161


“As the King appears in the story book, He should appear on the wrapper & show his interest in what Pooh is reading” 726. 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)

727. Henryk Sienkiewicz.

Novelist (1846– 1916) who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905. Crisp ink signature, “Henryk Sienkiewicz,” on an offwhite 3.5 x 5.25 postcard bearing an embossed red and gold coat of arms of the Polish January Uprising of 1863. The crest represents the nations that had rebelled against the Russian Empire: the white eagle of Poland, the Archangel Michael for Ruthenians and Vytis, and the white knight for Lithuania. On the reverse is the name of Swedish writer Mauritz Boheman dated October 12, 1905, in an unknown hand. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“My country, ’tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty”

728. Samuel Francis Smith. AQS on an off-white 3.5 x 2.75 card, signed “S. F. Smith,” and dated December 31, 1894. Smith pens the famous stanza from ‘America.’ In full: “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 mountain side, / Let freedom ring.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“We sh’d go directly through to Davenport without lingering on the way, with the annoyance of thinking that we have to start again” 729. Samuel Francis Smith.

ALS signed “S. F. Smith,” two pages, lightly-lined, 4.5 x 9, November 11, 1895. Letter to Lewis Coffrain. In part: “I thank you for the kind invitation to stop on in Buffalo; but the feeble state of health of my wife requires that, after we have started, we sh’d go directly through to Davenport without lingering on the way, with the annoyance of thinking that we have to start again…We leave Boston for the West Nov. 21 a.m. My address for the winter & spring months will simply be ‘Davenport.’” Both pages are affixed to a 5.25 x 10 sheet of cardstock, with label borders affixed to edges. In fine condition, with tape between first and second pages and a uniform shade of mild toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Exceptional first edition of East of Eden

Steinbeck undertakes the task of visiting schools for his sons 731. John Steinbeck.

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

Desirable check from the Treasure Island author

730. John Steinbeck. Signed book: East of Eden. First edition,

limited issue of 1500. NY: Viking Press, 1952. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 602 pages. Signed on the colophon in blue ballpoint. Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Steinbeck considered East of Eden to be his best and most significant literary work, and signed first editions are highly desirable. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

732. Robert Louis Stevenson. Uncommon bank check, 8.25 x

3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Stevenson, payable to Willis & Trantime for £2.16.0, April 19, 1887. Central vertical and horizontal folds, toning to edges, and two cancellation notations passing through the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Strindberg’s fascinating answers to a lengthy personal questionnaire, including a description of himself as a “strange mixture of profound melancholy and abominable levity” 733. August Strindberg. ALS in Swedish, one page, 4.5 x 5, May 22, 1899. Untranslated letter to writer and art critic Georg Brochner mentioning his play To Damascus; and Strindberg’s handwritten responses in Swedish to 29 interview questions sent by Brochner, one page, 8.75 x 14.5. A selection of the questions and answers include the following (translated): when asked about his main character trait, Strindberg replies with: “this strange mixture of profound melancholy and abominable levity.” He writes that the trait he admires most in men is “the lack of infamy,” and in women “mothering”; names his favorite activity as “writing dramas”; and hopes “to be a playwright always listed.” Asked what books mean the most to him, Strindberg replies: the Bible, Swedenborg’s Arcana Coelestica, Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, Dickens’s Little Dorrit, and Andersen’s Fairy Tales. He names his favorite paintings, musical pieces, foods (“beer and fish dishes”), and personal heroes, including Dickens, Henry IV of France, and Margaret of Provence. Also includes the original questionnaire sent to Strindberg, and a period manuscript English translation of his responses. Intersecting folds and some mirroring to ink of the interview sheet, and a crease to one corner of the letter, which is affixed to the reverse of the original questionnaire. Spending most of the 1890s abroad, devoted to studies of the occult and various scientific experiments, Strindberg suffered a series of psychotic attacks (his ‘Inferno crisis’) that led to a two-year hospitalization and his eventual return to Sweden at the end of the century. Always a prolific writer, he returned to drama for the first time in years, publishing the first two parts of his trilogy To Damascus (also known as The Road to Damascus) in 1898. The ‘dream-play,’ often referred to as his most complex and greatest play, presented a deep spiritual pilgrimage, and premiered in November of 1900 with overwhelmingly positive reviews. Replying to Danish art critic and collector Georg Frederik Brochner, writer for The Studio and The International Studio, with a brief note about To Damascus and the extraordinary list of answers to questions about his personal preferences, opinions, admirations, etc., this pairing offers a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the most complex dramatists of all time. One of only a handful of Strindbergs we have offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

Ideal image of the writer at work 734. Rabindranath Tagore. Bengali poet, playwright, philosopher, and author (1861–1941) who became the first non-European to win a Nobel Prize (Literature) in 1913. Exceptional vintage matte-finish 8.25 x 6.75 portrait of Tagore writing at his desk, signed in the lower right in fountain pen. Produced by K. Maekawa of Yokohama and affixed to its 12 x 10 photographer’s mount within its original presentation folder. In fine condition, with scattered silvering to dark areas of the image. A superb and very desirable item from this great figure of world literature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The first Tagore check we have offered

735. Rabindranath Tagore.

Rare New Jersey Title Guarantee & Trust Company check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Abbie C. Pond, made payable to Tagore for $225, December 16, 1920, endorsed on the reverse in fountain pen, “Rabindranath Tagore.” Also endorsed by Rathindranath Tagore, his son. Three vertical folds (one vertical passing through a single letter of the top signature), and expected bank stamps and cancellation holes (slightly affecting signatures), otherwise fine condition. Pond was a relative of James Pond, Jr., who helped to arrange Tagore’s lecture tours of the United States. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The poet visits Vienna, where he would meet Freud 736. Rabindranath Tagore. Bengali poet, playwright,

philosopher, and author (1861–1941) who became the first non-European to win a Nobel Prize (Literature) in 1913. Ink signature, in Bengali, on an off-white 4.5 x 6.75 album page, with an identical size adjoining page. Pages are also signed by John Galsworthy; Swiss film actor Heinz Woester; Austrian General Victor von Dankl, who adds, “In memory of our first victories”; French writer Tristan Bernard, who adds, “Souvenir of a much too short stay in Vienna”; Prince Ulrich Kinsky; Emma Gramatica; and Leo Ascher, who adds a four-bar AMQS of his most famous work, ‘His Highness Dances a Waltz.’ In fine condition, with light edge toning and pencil notations near some of the signatures. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“I am on a 2 months’ cruise and not a dining out man for months to come”

738. William Makepeace Thackeray. ALS signed “W. M. Thac-

keray,” one page, 6.75 x 4.5, February 16, 1857. Letter to “my dear Leith.” In full: “Alas! My dear Leith. Who knows when I shall ever dine with my friends in London again? Your dinner is over I see these 2 days. I was unwell at St. Halifax when it came off, and received your kind note only the day after. I am on a 2 months’ cruise and not a dining out man for months to come.” Letter is affixed to a 7 x 7.25 skeet of red cardstock along with a typed transcript and Dymo labels. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a bit of scattered light soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Alice in Wonderland illustrator 737. John Tenniel. British illustrator (1820–1914) best known for his collaborations with Lewis Carroll on the Alice in Wonderland books. ANS, one page, 4.5 x 3.5, personal stationery card, February 25, no year. Note to Arthur Lewis. In full: “Thank you. Yes. With very great pleasure.” In fine condition, with a few areas of writing a shade light. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce pen-and-ink portrait of Colonel Newcome, star of one of his most successful novels 739. William Makepeace Thackeray. Original signed ink sketch of Colonel Thomas

Newcome from his 1855 novel The Newcomes on an off-white 4 x 5.75 sheet, initialed at the bottom with his interlocking “WMT.” Sketch is also lightly labeled in pencil in an unknown hand at the upper left. Matted and framed to an overall size of 9.25 x 13.75. Taped to the reverse of the frame is an original gallery label from well-regarded Boston art dealer Hyman Swetzoff, from whom the sketch was purchased in the early 1950s. In fine condition, with three light horizontal folds and Thackeray’s initials a shade or two light. Artwork from the renowned author is seldom encountered. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Uncommon ink signature of the War and Peace author

740. Leo Tolstoy.

Large and bold ink signature, in Cyrillic, on an off-white 4.5 x 1 slip dated 1902. In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned cabinet photo of a younger Tolstoy by an anonymous studio. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Unique artistically-enhanced envelope to an art museum director 741. Jean Tinguely. Swiss painter and sculptor (1925-1991) best known for his sculptural machines or kinetic art in the Dada tradition. Large mailing envelope, 15.5 x 10.5, addressed by Tinguely to art historian Siegfried Salzmann in Duisburg, postmarked August, 1980, with Tinguely adding a stroke of red paint, a green feather, a green sprig, and a sticker of a colorful bird in the upper left. In fine condition, with expected light handling wear. Salzmann was from, 1971 to 1984, Director of the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, then, Director of the Kunsthalle Bremen. A one-of-a-kind example from one of the founders of art’s New Realism movement. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Beautifully illustrated letter from the celebrated bohemian artist regarding his favorite Monmartre printer 742. Henri de ToulouseLautrec. ALS in

French, signed “H. Toulouse-Lautrec,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 6, on elaborately illustrated Henry Stern Impressions Artistiques letterhead, July 29, 1898. Letter to “Dear Sir,” in full (translated): “I am asking you to establish the print account that we share half, with H. Stern, and give him the money for which he will give you a receipt. I wrote to Mr. Hessille, 13 rue Laffitt, to ask you information about the prints in question.” In fine condition, with a couple slight creases through his last name. By 1898, Toulouse-Lautrec had gained international recognition for his vibrant and gritty representations of the vivacious Monmartre, earning a substantial living primarily from the production of his posters. While he was known to work with a handful of printers, including Auguste Clot, Henry Stern quickly became his favorite, enhancing the work not only with his remarkable colors, but also with the use of finer Japanese papers for particular prints. The two developed a strong partnership that lasted until Toulouse-Lautrec’s death in 1901. An excellent letter marking the important artistic relationship, boasting a striking Henry Stern print. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

“My drawings are too big to be carried, but I’ll be in my studio at 4 o’clock today” 743. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Important French painter and printmaker (1864–1901) whose lively, colorful portrayals of the people and places of fin-de-siècle Paris take a place among the most iconic images of the era. ALS in French, signed “T-Lautrec,” one page, 5 x 3, no date. Letter to art critic Gustave Geffroy. In full (translated): “My drawings are too big to be carried, but I’ll be in my studio at 4 o’clock today and tomorrow the whole afternoon. Come and see them, if you please. All must be ready by December 2.” A few brushes to text as well as some scattered edge creases, otherwise fine condition. Geffroy was a staunch supporter of Lautrec’s works, particularly those dealing with vices. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Future plans for the selling of his Declaration portrait 744. John Trumbull. Partial unsigned ALS, one page, 7.5 x 4.5, no date. Beginning of a letter to a gentleman in Alabama. In part: “Having sold the copper plate of the Declaration of Independence…to Mr. Phelps…I think it my duty to aid them as far as I can in their future sales and I know no so effectual a manner of doing this as by recommending them to some of the early friends of the work.” Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Trumbull and a color image of his painting to an overall size of 22 x 24. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Van Gogh’s sister and biographer 745. Elisabeth Van Gogh. Elisa-

beth Huberta Du Quesne-van Gogh (1859–1936) was one of Van Gogh’s younger sisters who published a biography of him in 1913, entitled Personal Recollections of Vincent van Gogh. ALS in Dutch, signed “E. H. du Quesne van Gogh,” one page both sides, 5.75 x 3.75, June 12, 1932. Untranslated. Two punch holes to left side (affecting a few letters) and trivial edge toning, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Fantastic Verlaine pay receipt for his “biographies Merat & Rimbaud” 746. Paul Verlaine. Famed and highly influential French poet

(1844–1896). Though he produced such lasting classics as Poèmes saturniens and Romances sans paroles, he is probably better known for his tumultuous love affair with the prodigiously gifted teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud. Manuscript receipt in French, signed “P. Verlaine,” one page, 6 x 2.5, March 13, 1887. Confirmation of the receipt of a payment of 20 francs from his publisher Leon Vanier for biographies of Arthur Rimbaud and Albert Merat. Matted and framed to an overall size of 9.5 x 6.25. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold. An exceptionally desirable piece due to the Rimbaud content. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“The old sick man of Ferney” implores two friends to keep their unedited copy of ‘The Laws of Minos’ private, as it “is very incorrect and it will be necessary to redo two pages” 747. Voltaire. LS in French, signed “V,” one page both sides, 6.25 x 7.75, December 18, 1772. Letter to the Count and Countess (Jeanne

Louise Pavée de Provenchéres de Rochefort d’Ally) de Rochefort. In full (translated): “The Count de Rochefort, and the old woman Madame dix neuf ans, having left Macon, according to the letter written by the trio, the old sick man of Ferney using said letter as evidence, expects that our travelers will soon be either in Paris or Vandoeuvre, and here is what he tells them. Kind travelers, you will not see ‘The Laws of Minos’ because you will be in your quarters when they will be presented after the Kings. But once again I beg you graciously not to show those ‘Laws’ to anyone other than D’Alembert [French mathemetician and philosopher, with whom Voltaire frequently corresponded]. I don’t think it necessary to make even the slightest reasonable allusion; but one must always expect the worst from frivolous, troubled and mean spirits. What’s more, the copy that you have is very incorrect and it will be necessary to redo two pages. I know very well that such bagatelles don’t deserve much attention, but since there are people in the world who take advantage of everything to do harm, we ask you graciously not to give them the wherewithal to do so in this small matter. Madame Denis [Voltaire’s niece, with whom he lived as a married couple] very respectfully thanks Madame dix neuf ans. I do the same for the third person to whom I have the honor to address my letter,” with Voltaire adding the closing in his own hand, “and I throw myself at the feet of my old lady.” In fine condition, with light show-through from writing on opposite sides. After a lifetime of moving from city to city, Voltaire finally settled in the little French village of Fernay, near the Swiss border, in 1758. While he continued to write for the next twenty years, he also focused a great deal of attention on becoming the patriarch of his new community—setting up potteries, a watch-making industry, and theaters, where rich Genevese from across the border could come to watch his plays. Written in 1772 but not performed until 1774, The Laws of Minos was one of Voltaire’s nearly 60 minor plays. Working tirelessly throughout his career to rebut his critics, distributing pamphlets and defending himself in countless periodicals, he became increasingly concerned with keeping early editions of his work away from prying eyes, as seen by his urging the Count and Countess to keep their copy to themselves. Highlighting his fixation with correcting all editions of his work—whether with an errata, or by hand, for his ‘elite’ readers—this is a fascinating letter to two of his noble friends, written in the final years of the renowned author’s life. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Scarce Nadar portrait of the iconic science fiction author 748. Jules Verne. Original 2.25 x 3.5 carte-de-visite head-and-shoulders photo

by Nadar, signed in black ink, “Jules Verne, Amiens, Avril 99.” In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges and some small mounting remnants to reverse. Verne was in the midst of a 15-year stint as town councilor of Amiens, having entered politics in 1888. This is one of only a 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)

Remarkable letter regarding “directions to proceed in the abridgment,” to his soon-to-be fierce foe in the ‘dictionary wars’ 749. Noah Webster. ALS signed “N. Webster,” one page, 7.25 x 12, October 4, 1828.

Letter to J. E. Worcester, headed at the top, “Copy.” In full: “I wish to be informed whether you have received directions to proceed in the abridgment, according to my instructions, or what directions, if any, have Mr. Converse. It is important for me to know; as I have some further particulars to attend to, if you are proceeding in the work. I have consented that my points may be inserted in the margin at top or bottom, as you shall see fit; & it is my desire that the word may be divided into syllables—which I believe Mr. Converse will consent to. If you are going on, please to send me two copies of each sheet, as soon as corrected & fitted for the steno typers, that the words may be carefully inspected by myself & some friends. The sheets may be sent in the mail, as newspapers are sent. Please to answer this by the first mail.” In very good condition, with partial separations to edges of horizontal mailing folds, a uniform shade of mild toning, and some light mirroring of ink from folding. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Hired by the aging Noah Webster to help produce an abridgement to his massive 1828 American Dictionary of the English language, Joseph Worcester quickly became the master lexicographer’s biggest rival. A year after disappointing Webster with his abridgement, Worcester went on to publish a dictionary of his own, plagiarizing hundreds of definitions, according to Webster. The two competing dictionaries became a polarizing issue, known as the ‘dictionary wars,’ pitting not only linguistic moderates against liberals, but in a broader sense, Angophiles versus Americanizers, upper class traditionalists versus lower class rebels. An outstanding letter written the year of his famous Dictionary’s publication, as his relationship with Worcester was just beginning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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750. Jules Verne. ALS, on an ornate 5.5 x 3.5 postcard with a portrait of a Lisbon city square, May 20, 1903. Untranslated letter to Eugenio de Moura in Lisbon. In fine condition, with some light soiling along right edge, mounting remnants to reverse, and light contrast to writing against the rich, red background. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

751. H. G. Wells. Signed book: The Soul of a Bishop. First

edition. London: Cassell and Company, 1917. Hardcover, 5 x 8, 320 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “For F. M. Drummond from H. G. Wells.” Autographic condition: fine, with a bit of scattered light foxing. Book condition: VG-/None. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

752. Walt Whitman. Bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Whitman, payable to order of WW Bennett for $18.00, May 5, 1888. Three vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, cancellation cut to center, and some mild toning, otherwise fine condition. Union veteran William W. Bennett is listed as a comrade in the 1886 roster of Camden’s William B. Hatch Post No. 37, Grand Army of the Republic. The same day as writing this check, Whitman had a conversation with Horace Traubel, documented in With Walt Whitman in Cambridge by Traubel in 1906, in which he discussed Matthew Arnold, John Milton, Dante, and Verdi. Precertified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Exquisite Sinclair Bull portrait of Wodehouse in his prime 756. P. G. Wodehouse. Vintage

753. Benjamin West. Distinguished Anglo-American artist (1738– 1820) best known for his large-scale paintings of historical scenes. Self-contained ANS, one page, 7.25 x 2.5, December 3, 1817. Final portion of a longer letter reads, in full: “My respectful compliments to your sisters—and yourself be assured, that I am yours with sincerity.” In fine condition, with two vertical folds and some scattered mild toning. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Notated Little House publisher’s circular

754. Laura Ingalls Wilder. Author (1867–1957) famous for writing

Little House on the Prairie. Printed publisher’s circular, measuring 7 x 8.25 closed, and opening to a size of 14 x 16.5, signed in blue ink underneath her inside image, “Laura Ingalls Wilder at seventy,” with Wilder making three corrections to the circular. Central horizontal and vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, a small tear under signature, and a few scattered creases, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

755. Tennessee Williams. Signed book:

Moise and the World of Reason. Limited edition of 350 copies (this being No. 350). NY: Simon & Schuster, 1975. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25, 190 pages. Neatly signed on the colophon in blue ballpoint. Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: VG+/None. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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glossy 8 x 10 portrait of Wodehouse in a suit and tie, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mush, Best wishes, P. G. Wodehouse, Oct 3, 1936.” Blindstamped in the lower right by Clarence Sinclair Bull, with his photographer’s stamp to reverse, as well as the collector’s notation about where it was obtained: “20th Century, Grand Central, Sat. Oct. 3, 1936.” In fine condition, with a crease to the upper left corner tip and some mild soiling. A terrific image much earlier than typically seen. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

757. William Butler Yeats. Highly regarded

Irish poet and playwright (1865–1939) recognized as one of the key figures in 20th century literature. Signed book: Essays. Limited first edition, first printing of 250 copies (this being No. 25). NY: Macmillan Company, 1924. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8, 538 pages. Signed on the colophon in black ink, “WB Yeats.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None (ex-library). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Recommending the Parisian painter 758. Emile Zola. ALS in

French, one page both sides, 5.25 x 8, Librarie de L. Hachette letterhead, May 19, 1865. An early letter recommending an artist friend, painter FrancoisMarie Firmin-Girard. Included is a second sheet in an unknown hand outlining Girard’s biography and career. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, some mild toning, pencil notation to top of first page, and light show-through from writing on opposite side. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“A ‘poet in architecture’ means something not included in the estimates of my generously inclined colleagues—when they turn critic” 759. Frank Lloyd Wright. ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 7.5, August 7, 1926. Letter to Lewis Mumford. In full: “I want to tell you how much I liked your ‘Poison of Good Taste’ in the Mercury. It was so clear and sound. Your pen seems pointed in the right direction and could I wield mine as effectively I might be a better champion of a cause where I am confined to a hod of mortar and some bricks—as the matter stands. I have been interested in reading my ‘obituaries’ in WENDINGEN. The heart and brain of my work is apparently effectually concealed by thought—the language in which I architecturally clothe mine seems to have been a successful disguise—which none of my critics have penetrated. Your article was interesting and sensible until you touched me and then you seemed to be trying to do the fair thing by something you did not quite understand and reluctantly sympathized with ‘on principle’—I think if we were to ‘walk and talk’ together a little your judgment might be in a similar direction but different. It struck me as somewhat ‘diffident.’ A ‘poet in architecture’ means something not included in the estimates of my generously inclined colleagues—when they turn critic—, if I am to be trusted. But I am grateful just the same. You can be of great service to an ideal, the one that has persisted since time began and must prevail, for it is Nature raised to the nth power. This ‘ideal’ that is now, as before, and will be, swamped by a little brief authority. The ideal will take care of itself—it always has done so—. But if only someone could take care of the fools who waste our birthright as a ‘free people’ in this rash mortgage they forge, to be paid by posterity with usurious interest. They ‘blow in’ the proceeds therefore on the masquerade with us more than a half-hearted false-pride gratified, to show for it. We are agreed on many matters in principle, I am not one of them.” Intersecting folds, red pencil date notation to first page and some slight soiling to second page, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Wright’s hand. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence, Princeton Architectural Press, 2001. In the early 1920s, with his individualistic and organic approach to design and his near-absence from the architectural hub of New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright was largely ignored by peers and critics alike. An important exception was the up-and-coming critic Lewis Mumford, who in his controversial 1924 book Sticks and Stones, offered a harsh critique of American architecture, with a brief positive mention of Wright. The following year, Mumford contributed an essay to a special issue of the Dutch journal Wendingen dedicated to Wright (referred to in this letter as his “obituaries”); and finally, in 1926, sparked this initial correspondence with his article ‘The Poison of Good Taste’ in The American Mercury. While questioning the depths of Mumford’s understanding in his typical condescending tone—“Your article was interesting and sensible until you touched me and then you seemed to be trying to do the fair thing by something you did not quite understand”—Wright does offer several complimentary and inviting lines, beginning a friendship that would span a lifetime. The incredible first letter from the now-famous correspondence of two pivotal figures in 20th century American architecture and urbanism. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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761. Isaac Asimov

762. Authors

764. Clive Barker

765. Clive Barker

766. Clive Barker

767. Clive Barker

768. Albert Bierstadt MB $100

769. Margaret Bourke-White

770. Ray Bradbury

771. Ray Bradbury

772. Ray Bradbury

773. Ray Bradbury

774. Robert Browning

775. William Cullen Bryant

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763. Richard Avedon

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776. William Cullen Bryant

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778. Edgar Rice Burroughs

779. George Washington Cable

780. Truman Capote

781. Michael Crichton

782. Lord Dunsany

783. Ralph Ellison

784. James T. Farrell

785. John Fowles

786. Erle Stanley Gardner

787. Charles Dana Gibson

788. Allen Ginsberg

789. Zane Grey

790. Zane Grey

791. David Guterson

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792. Alex Haley

793. Al Hirschfeld

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794. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

795. Henry James

797. Stephen King

798. Rudyard Kipling

799. Louis L’Amour

802. Roy Lichtenstein

803. Roy Lichtenstein

806. Clare Boothe Luce

807. Edwin Markham

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805. Jack London

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808. W. Somerset Maugham

809. Richard Merkin

810. Stephenie Meyer

811. Henry Moore

812. Grandma Moses

813. Grandma Moses

814. Thomas Nast

815. LeRoy Neiman

816. Channing Pollock

817. Mario Puzo

818. Elmer Rice

819. Max Ring

820. Robert Ripley

821. Norman Rockwell

822. Salman Rushdie

823. Carl Sandburg

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824. Carl Sandburg

825. Victorien Sardou

826. Napoleon Sarony

827. Dr. Seuss

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829. Harriet Beecher Stowe

830. Alfred Lord Tennyson

831. Alice B. Toklas

832. Alberto Vargas

833. Alberto Vargas

834. Kurt Vonnegut

835. Andy Warhol

836. Andy Warhol

837. Andy Warhol

838. John Greenleaf Whittier

839. Tennessee Williams

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comic art & animation “I hope we have something of the scope of Superman in our noggins” 840. Alfred Andriola. Cartoonist (1912–1983) best known as

the creator of the Kerry Drake comic. TLS signed “A,” one page both sides, 5.75 x 8, personal letterhead, April 8, 1942. Letter to “Carl.” In part: “As for payment on the strips, though I thought we had that settled, it seems that there is still some point of doubt. Unfortunately, I did not keep any clear record of payment, such as you did, for too often I paid you in advance, when you asked me to, in arrears, when you did not appear, in cash or in check, as it was convenient…You mention that Ed Diehl told you of the new idea we are concocting, but I was disappointed that you made no comment…Any new strip these days must have an unusual idea behind it to catch on, to capture the imagination, to create interest. These are not times for Melody Cranes—and besides, I hope we have something of the scope of Superman in our noggins.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a typed Charlie Chan synopsis, as well as five clipped sets of Charlie Chan comic strips from 1940–41, all affixed to lined sheets, as well as another set of clipped loose comics. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

841. Carl Barks. Color

843. Mel Blanc. Color

10.5 x 8 paperstock photo of Scrooge McDuck walking past a forlorn-looking Santa, signed in blue felt tip. Barks’s signature fairly light, but still legible, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

8 x 10 cardstock photo of Blanc surrounded by his characters, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “Eh—what’s up James? ‘Bugs Bunny & Gang’ 5-7-82, Mel Blanc.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

842. Carl Barks.

Color limited edition 14 x 11.5 print entitled ‘Help! Help! Our Unca D on ald is Number Two in a Food Chain,’ numbered 9/300, signed in the lower right in pencil. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

844. Cartoonists. Four FDCs,

each signed by a cartoonist, with three adding sketches of their most famous character. Signers are: Charles Addams; Hank Ketcham, adding a sketch of Dennis the Menace; Bud Sagendorf, adding a sketch of Popeye; and Mort Walker, adding a sketch of Beetle Bailey. In overall fine condition, with slight haloing to ink of the Walker. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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Walt assumes the mantle of control before going public 845. Walt Disney. DS, signed “Walter E. Disney,” one onionskin page, 8.5 x 13, March 29, 1940. Four days before taking his company public, Disney is named president of his production company. In part: “The undersigned, Walter E. Disney, does hereby certify that he is the duly elected, qualified and acting president of Walt Disney Productions, a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of California; that there is attached hereto a full, true and correct copy of the second amendment to the registration statement relating to the 6% Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock of said corporation as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933.” This historic document has been stamped by the California secretary of state’s office ‘Received Apr – 1 1940.’ In fine condition, with central horizontal filing fold, two staple holes and very light wrinkling. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Phil Sears. Although Disney had, up to that point, never operated by standard business procedures, he was forced to reconsider the future profits of his features by 1940. This led him to do what he had always wanted to avoid—taking his company public—a necessary decision to enable Walt to bring his ambitious slate of full-length animated films to life. Eighteen months prior to drawing this agreement, Walt and Roy reorganized their company and created Walt Disney Productions Incorporated, with the shares being held by Walt and Roy and their wives. With this document, Walt Disney finishes some of the last legal details before the initial public offering four days later, and certifies with his signature that he is the President of Walt Disney Productions. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

846. Matt Groening. Futurama

Comics to Infinity comic book, 6.5 x 10.25, from the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con, signed on the inside front cover in black felt tip, “Matt Groening, (cartoonist) July 15, 2013,” adding a small sketch of Bart Simpson above his signature. In fine condition. This particular comic was an SDCC exclusive. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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847. Disney: Richard and Robert Sherman.

Handsome 4.75 x 7 cardstock photo of the brothers at work behind a piano, signed in black felt tip, “Robert B. Sherman, 1996,” and “Richard M. Sherman,” with one inscribing, “To Yates Hunsinger” above. In fine condition, with a couple of light creases. Accompanied by part of the original mailing envelope. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)


Peanuts space print inscribed to the ‘voice of NASA’

848. Stan Lee. Amazing Spider-Man

comic book, #386, February 1994, 6.5 x 10, featuring the Vulture on the cover, signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

849. Don Martin. Cartoon artist (1931–2000) whose best-known work was published in Mad from 1956 to 1988. First three issues of Don Martin magazine from 1994, each signed on the front cover in black felt tip, “D. Martin.” In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100) 852. Charles Schulz. Print, 15.25 x 17.25, of five space-related 850. Russell Myers.

Limited edition handpainted color animation cel of Broom Hilda, 12.5 x 10.5, taped to a pre-printed color background. Signed in black felt tip by Myers, individually numbered in a run of 300 pieces, of which this is number 138, with an adhesive sticker identifying it as a limited edition from 1978. In fine condition, with some minor chipping to black outline ink and a portion of the cel sticking to background. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

851. Charles Schulz and Jerry Scott.

Original signed ink sketch of Snoopy, signed “Schulz,” and Nancy, signed “Jerry Scott,” on a First Day Cover with a cachet honoring the 1988 Love stamp. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Peanuts daily comics, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black felt tip, “For Paul Haney with best wishes, Charles M. Schulz.” Matted to an overall size of 23.25 x 25. In very good condition, with several horizontal creases and dampstaining along bottom edge affecting portions of signature and inscription. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

853. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Printed Superman Sunday comic strip, 14.75 x 10.25, clipped from the March 31, 1946, Sunday edition of the Seattle Times, signed in the top border in black ballpoint by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Uniform toning, and a few small edge tears, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence, as well as a letter from Jim Hambrick, curator of the Supermuseum. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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BENEDICTUS

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GLORIA

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Significant sketchleaf for Beethoven’s masterpiece, the Missa Solemnis—including the Gloria, Sanctus, and Benedictus 855. Ludwig van Beethoven. Extraordinarily important autograph

sketchleaf for Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, one page both sides, 11 x 9.5, no date, but circa 1820–21. In ink and pencil, Beethoven pens his ideas for the Sanctus, Benedictus, and Gloria sections of the Missa Solemnis. The earliest material, written on both sides in ink, is for the Sanctus and consists of modulatory material in D major in 3/4 time—a notable difference from the finished work, which is in 2/4. Beethoven added the pencil portions of the manuscript later, likely after he began carrying this page as a pocket leaf (as evidenced by its vertical fold). The composer was known to always carry paper in his coat pocket while outdoors so that he could jot down musical ideas as they came to him; in these instances, pencil was his preferred writing instrument. The passages in pencil on staves three through six on the front make up part of the Gloria, representing a powerful passage in the fugue where the sopranos take up the fugue theme in augmented rhythmic values. The Benedictus occupies the lower half of the reverse, identified in Beethoven’s own hand as “2te Theil Benedict,” also noting the key as E major. In very good condition, with a central vertical fold, various edge chips and small tears, and two small toned tape remnants to edges of the front. Accompanied by a report from musicologist William Kinderman discussing the piece. Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, December 5, 1996. Unknown until 1996, this manuscript was discovered among the papers of Anton Schindler, Beethoven’s private secretary and earliest Shown working on the “Missa Solemnis,” biographer. Schindler added a few ink and pencil marginal notations, portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler (1820) labeling the piece along the bottom of the front (translated): “Sketch for the Sanctus of the Second Mass in 3/4 meter.” He also identifies the sketches on the reverse in the left border (translated): “Idea for the Benedictus of the Second Mass.” Respected Beethoven scholar William Kinderman describes this sketchleaf as ‘a noteworthy source that documents the genesis of the Sanctus as well as aspects of the genesis of the Benedictus and the Gloria.’ This manuscript represents a stage in the development of the Missa Solemnis where the opening section and tonal balance begin to resemble the completed composition, despite the disparity in meter. During Beethoven’s lifetime, the Missa Solemnis was widely considered his masterpiece. It was this work to which he dedicated the most time and intense effort, working on it over the course of four years. In a letter of 1819, Beethoven wrote, ‘The day when a High Mass of mine is performed in honor of the solemnities…will be the most delightful of my life,’ and in 1822 called the Missa Solemnis his ‘greatest work.’ The piece is even present in the most famous image of Beethoven, an 1820 portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, which shows the composer holding a pencil above his notebook labeled ‘Missa Solemnis.’ A remarkable piece, rarely does an item arise that offers such great insight into the creative process of genius—essentially unmatched in magnificence, this Beethoven manuscript is a true historical treasure. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $25,000)

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Caruso as Radames, one of his signature roles

856. Francois-Adrien Boieldieu. French opera com-

poser often called ‘the French Mozart’ (1775–1834). Boldly penned ALS in French, signed “Boieldieu,” one page, 5 x 8, June 13, 1831. Untranslated letter mentioning a “convention diplomatique.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, a few creases, and insignificant paper loss to lower right corner tip. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

859. Enrico Caruso.

Vintage 3.25 x 5.25 postcard photo of Caruso in costume as Radames in ‘Aida,’ signed vertically in fountain pen, “With many thanks, Enrico Caruso.” A block of light silvering over image from previous display and old tape along top edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

857. Arrigo Boito. Ital-

ian composer and librettist (1842–1918) best known for the opera Mefistofele. Untranslated ALS in Italian, one page, 5 x 8, July 14, no year. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

858. Maria Callas.

Vintage glossy 7 x 9.25 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To dear little Dawn Maroe Slawter, with best wishes, Maria Meneghini Callas 1958.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 17. In fine condition, with a couple light vertical creases through facial area. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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860. Composers. Collection

of five untranslated ALSs, all one page, various sizes and dates. Letters are written by: Gabriel Faure, Ernest Guiraud, Vincent d’Indy (final page of a longer letter mentioning the Eiffel Tower), Jules Massenet, and Charles Marie Widor. In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

861. Emmanuel Chabrier.

French Romantic composer and pianist (1841–1894). ALS in French, signed “Chabrier,” one page, 5 x 8, August 22, 1881. Chabrier recommends the violin professors at the Paris Conservatory. Central vertical and horizontal folds, a small tear to upper left corner tip, and a cancellation notation or paraph passing through the signature, otherwise fine condition.RR Auction COA.���(MB $100)


866. Cesar Franck. 862. Geraldine Farrar. Original

4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Farrar seated in an ornate chair, signed in black ink, “In remembrance of Geraldine Farrar, Boston 1908.” Published by Aime Dupont of New York. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

863. Rudolf Friml. Crisp

AMQS on an off-white 3.5 x 4.25 card. Friml pens three bars from his popular Broadway musical, titling it below, “Indian Love Call.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Composer and pianist (1822–1890) who drew to him a loyal and devoted circle of pupils and in 1871 won some official recognition as the nominated successor of Benoist as organ professor at the Conservatoire. Untranslated ALS in French, one page, 5 x 8, no date. In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and heavy overall foxing and staining. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

867. Umberto Giordano. Ital-

864. Rudolf Friml.

Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of Friml playing the piano, signed and inscribed in white ink, “To Rachel Waickwicz, Rudolf Friml, Hollywood, Cal., March 1, 1948,” adding a three-bar musical quote below. In fine condition, with slightly irregular emulsion to the upper right. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

ian composer (1867–1948). ALS in Italian, one page, 6.5 x 8.5, March 23, 1929. Brief untranslated letter expressing thanks. In fine condition, with a small stain below his signature. Accompanied by an unsigned postcard photo. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

865. Wilhelm Furtwangler.

ALS in German, one page both sides, 7 x 4.5, personal letterhead, February 2, 1921. Untranslated. In fine condition, with overall toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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868. Alexander Glazunov. AMQS on an off-white

872. Pietro Mascagni. Vintage matte-finish

6.5 x 7.5 sheet. Glazunov pens two bars of music in E-flat minor, signed and inscribed in French to Portuguese artist Dulce Capper Alves de Souza, in memory of a concert in Lisbon on January 26, 1929. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

3 x 5 photo of Mascagni by Karl Winkler in Wien, signed in fountain pen. Triple-cloth-matted and framed with a ribbon in an oval frame to an approximate size of 12.5 x 15.5. In fine condition, with mild silvering to darker areas of image. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

869. Alma Gluck. Vintage

matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of the famed soprano, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Hon. George Harry Payne, with cordial greetings, Alma Gluck Zimbalist.” In very good condition, with a few edge tears and paper loss to left corners. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

“I send you three pieces from my 3rd suite ‘Noure & Anitra’ for orchestra”

870. Alexandre Guilmant.

French organist and composer ( 1 8 3 7 – 1 9 11 ) . AMQS on an offwhite 6 x 3.5 album page. Guilmant pens four bars of music, signing below, “Alex. Guilmant, Holyoke, 13 Nov. 1904.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

871. Victor Herbert. AMQS on

an off-white 3.75 x 2.75 card. Herbert pens four bars that he identifies as “from ‘Prince Ananias,’” enthusiastically signed below, “Yours sincerely, Victor Herbert, April 95.” In fine condition, with a bit of feathering to ink in the signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

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873. Alexander Ilyinsky. Russian music teacher and composer

(1859–1920) best known for the Lullaby from his orchestral suite ‘Noure and Anitra.’ ALS in French, signed “Alex. Ilynsky,” one page, lightlylined, 5 x 8.25, April 13, 1898. Letter to a publisher. In part (translated): “I want to respond to your desire that I assist you in your work in the illustrated journals…I want to give you a short biography that follows: I was born on 24 January 1859…since 1886 I am the professor at the Philharmonic Society in Moscow, where I direct theoretical studies in musical composition. At the same time I send you three pieces from my 3rd suite ‘Noure & Anitra’ for orchestra and arranged by me for solo piano.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


874. Jan Kalivoda. Choice AMQS on an off-white 10.5 x 8 musically-

lined sheet. Kalivoda pens five bars from one of his works for piano, boldly signing below in German, “J. W. Kalliwoda,” and dating it June 28, 1854. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Mozart’s son receives payment for 12 harpsichord lessons

875. Karl Thomas Mozart. Second son of Wolfgang Mozart (1784–1858). ADS in Italian, signed “Carlo Mozart,” one page, 5.25

x 3, February 24, 1837. Receipt in which he confirms the receipt of 36 Italian lira for 12 harpsichord lessons he gave to Gaetano Donizetti’s son Achille. In fine condition, with a horizontal fold. Mozart had studied music at Milano, but then entered into civil service and served in the French administration of Lombardy, and later, after its insertion into the Austrian Empire in 1815, at the state accounting department in Milano. Although he had given up his musical studies decades earlier, this receipt shows he still maintained at least a modest interest in music. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Virtually unobtainable autograph musical manuscripts by both Wolfgang Amadeus and Nannerl—the first Mozart we have ever offered 876. Wolfgang Amadeus and Maria Anna Mozart. A profoundly influential composer, the

prodigious Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–1791) has become practically synonymous with the classical genre; his older sister Maria Anna (1751–1829), nicknamed ‘Nannerl,’ was herself a talented musician, especially noted for her abilities on the harpsichord and fortepiano. Fascinating autograph musical manuscript, one page both sides, 11.75 x 4.5, no date but circa 1770s. Present on one side in the hand of Wolfgang Amadeus is a portion of a cadenza for an unidentified concerto in F, comprised of one right-hand note and the two final left-hand chords. On the opposite side is a lengthy autograph musical passage in the hand of his sister Maria Anna, nicknamed ‘Nannerl,’ written on three two-stave systems, comprised of arpeggiated sixteenth notes over figured bass. Manuscript bears a few notations by a distinguished former owner of the manuscript, conductor and critic John Ella (1802–1888). In very good condition, with a noticeably repaired central vertical tear and overall soiling. Provenance: Sotheby’s, December 2010. Accompanied by a mount created by Ella where the manuscript was once affixed, featuring an affixed engraving of Mozart as a child and a lengthy biographical description and timeline. The caption below the mounting area mistakenly identifies the arpeggio exercises as Wolfgang’s, in part: “[Aloys] Fuchs Dec’r 1845, gave me this autograph of Mozart, written in Vienna, 1762, when only six years.” Today these exercises can be identified as Nannerl’s, due to the inward-facing bass clefts and somewhat naive appearance; the notes in Wolfgang’s hand date to circa 1771–72, based upon Wolfgang Plath’s assessment of the handwriting of the bulk of the cadenza contained on another half leaf sold in 1985. This is the first Mozart autographic material we have encountered in 30 years, and autograph musical manuscripts in the hand of either Wolfgang Amadeus or Nannerl are not frequently available in the international marketplace. Of the utmost rarity, it is a cornerstone piece for any collection. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $10,000) 188 | January 15, 2014 | CLASSIC MUSIC


Rossini, the gourmet

877. Carl Orff. German com-

880. Gioacchino Rossini. Important

poser (1895–1982) best known for his oratorio ‘Carmina Burana.’ Glossy 4 x 5.75 postcard photo, signed in the lower border in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a bit of light rubbing to finish and a postal impression to top right. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

878. Ezio Pinza. Vintage matte-finish 7.25 x 9 photo of Pinza joyfully rocking out on a lute-type instrument, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Barbara Ann, Cordially, Ezio Pinza.” In fine condition, with moderate contrast to inscription. RR Auction COA.… (MB $100)

879. Edouard de Reszke. Pol-

ish bass (1853–1917) who was one of the most celebrated singers in Europe and America in the lateVictorian era. Original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Reszke devilishly dressed as Mephistopheles, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Miss L. Tolmomino, in kind remembrance of Mephisto, Edouard de Reszke, 1900.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Italian composer (1792– 1868) who became one of the seminal figures in the history of opera with such repertoire staples as The Barber of Seville and William Tell. ALS in Italian, one page, 8.25 x 8.5, no date but circa late 1830s. Rossini regrets not being able to take advantage of the hospitality of his ‘dear marquis and friend’ at Rimini this year—his health obliges him instead to take the waters at a spa, which will deprive him of the famous brodetti [fish soups] that he loves so much. Also addressed in Rossini’s hand on the reverse of the second integral page. Intersecting folds and scattered light staining, otherwise fine condition. A lovely reference to the composer’s well known love for fine food. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

881. Marcella Sembrich.

Polish soprano (1858–1935) who enjoyed a lengthy career at the New York Metropolitan Opera. Original cabinet photo of Sembrich trimmed to 4 x 5.25, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Miss Gladys P. Fogg, in remembrance of Marcella Sembrich.” Beautifully double-matted and framed to an overall size of 12 x 13.5. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

882. Ferdinand Ries. German com-

poser (1784–1838) who was a friend and pupil of Beethoven, considered one of his closest associates. Untranslated ALS in German, three pages on two sheets, 8 x 10, February 28, 1830. In good condition, with complete separations to several intersecting folds (some crudely tape-repaired), overall toning, and very brittle and fragile. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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“My great pianistic activity (over 100 concerts a year) and the preparation for it does not allow me to write articles” 883. Arthur Rubinstein. ALS, one page,

Musical quote written just after his arrival in the US, fleeing from Hitler 884. Arnold Schoenberg.

8 x 10.5, 22 Square du Bois de Boulogne letterhead, July 22, 1962. Letter to Mr. Lichter in response to the question, “What is your view of the present character of Judaism in America?” In part: “It would be very interesting indeed to answer the question for your symposium…but, unfortunately, my great pianistic activity (over 100 concerts a year) and the preparation for it does not allow me to write articles and your theme certainly calls for it.” In fine condition, with some trivial creasing to edges. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Austrian-born composer (1874–1951) whose development of the ‘twelve-tone’ system proved to be one of the most far-reaching innovations in the history of 20th century music. AMQS on an offwhite sheet folded to a size of 3.5 x 4.5. Schoenberg pens two bars of music from an unidentified work, signing, “Autograph Arnold Schoenberg, 7. XI.1933.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Portrait signed as work begins on ‘The Golden Cockerel’ 885. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Eminent Russian composer (1844–1908) best known for such brilliantly orchestrated works as Scheherazade and for operatic staples like ‘Sadko,’ ‘The Tale of Tsar Saltan,’ and ‘The Golden Cockerel.’ Original 4 x 5.5 cabinet photo of the composer seated in a wooden chair, inscribed in black ink, in Russian, signed “N. R.-Korsakov,” and dated December 1906. Matted to an overall size of 6 x 8.25. In fine condition, with end of signature and date light but legible due to decreased ink flow. The controversial opera’s premiere was delayed until after Rimsky-Korsakov’s death, as it was critical of the monarchy and Russo-Japanese War. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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“The Stars and Stripes Forever” 886. John Philip Sousa. Highly desirable AMQS on an off-

white 5 x 3 lined card, signed in black ink, “John Philip Sousa, Dec. 10th 1927.” Sousa pens five bars of the patriotic march considered his magnum opus, “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” adding the title below. Some overall toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

887. John Philip Sousa.

Precise ink signature, “John Philip Sousa,” on an off-white slip. Matted and framed with a color print bearing a postage stamp honoring Sousa, and a small name plaque, to an overall size of 11.5 x 18. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Accentuating his portrait with a quote from ‘Blue Danube’ 888. Johann Strauss. Original 2.25 x 3.5 carte-de-visite head-and-shoulders

photo by Kunst-Verlag of Vienna, signed under the image in black ink by Strauss, adding a three-bar AMQS from ‘Blue Danube,’ identified on the reverse in an unknown hand. In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges and corner tips. Strauss is seldom encountered in photos of this quality, particularly with the addition of a quote from one of his most famous works. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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889. Richard Strauss. German

composer (1864– 1949) whose colorful symphonic poems and operas earned him a place among the most important figures in late-19th and early 20th-century music. His bestknown work is ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ (1896), which attained iconic status as the theme of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Vintage matte-finish 7 x 9.5 head-and-shoulders photo, inscribed in fountain pen, in German, and signed “Dr. Richard Strauss, 1.2.41.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

890. Edgard Varese. Innova-

tive French-born American composer (1883–1965) who invented the term ‘organized sound.’ ANS signed “Varese,” one page, 5.5 x 8.5, no date. Brief note of encouragement. In full: “Hope I see you soon—and wish you success in your fine work.” Scattered creases and light overall toning, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)

Handsome musical quote from ‘La Traviata,’ signed during Verdi’s 1882 trip to London for the premier of ‘Hymn of the Nations’ 891. Giuseppe Verdi. Italian composer (1813–1901) who was one of the most influential figures in the history of opera. AMQS on an offwhite 8.25 x 5.25 sheet. Verdi pens 10 bars of music and lyrics from the dramatic high point of ‘La Traviata,’ signing at the conclusion, “G. Verdi, London 22 Maggio 1882.” Sheet is affixed to an identical size sheet. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, a couple through the paraph of Verdi’s signature, a few small repairs, and scattered light toning and soiling. One of only two secular choral works composed by Verdi, ‘Inno delle Nazioni’ (‘Hymn of the Nations’) was written for the 1862 International Exhibition in London, embodying the event by incorporating the national anthems ‘God Save the King,’ ‘La Marseillaise,’ and ‘Inno di Mameli.’ It marked his first collaboration with Arrigo Boito, who would later go on to write the original libretti of Otello and Falstaff, and premiered at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London on May 24, 1882, just two days after he penned this piece from ‘La Traviata.’ A beautiful piece with a notable date in Verdi’s distinguished career.Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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contemporary music Bon Scott and the rest of the original lineup sign their final album together 892. AC/DC. Highway to Hell album signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “Bon AC/DC,” “Angus Young AC/DC,” “Malcolm,” “Phil AC/DC,” and “Cliff Williams AC/DC.” Moderate contrast to several of the signatures, including Scott’s, and some light creases, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Due to Scott’s tragic death in early 1980, items signed by the legendary vocalist are exceptionally rare and highly sought after among rock collectors. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice set of Fab Four signatures obtained at their 1963 homecoming 893. 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, Chris Montez on the preceding page, and The Terry Young Six on two other pages. 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. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Extremely bold 1966 signatures obtained by a musician 894. Beatles. Itinerary for Halle Orchestra’s

series of concerts which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, between June 27 and July 3, 1966, one page, 8 x 13, boldly signed on the reverse in black ink by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Folded to an overall size of 8 x 3.25 so that only the panel with the autographs shows. A noticeable vertical crease passing through the last letter of McCartney’s signature and a couple trivial stains, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. The autographs were originally obtained by Halle Orchestra horn player Julian Baker. A choice grouping of bold, beautiful signatures seldom-seen in 1966 examples, as the band was withdrawing from the public spotlight. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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An amazing rock and roll rarity:

groundbreaking fully-signed Sgt. Pepper album, cleverly obtained by a young porter at the Atlantic Hotel shortly after the album’s release

895. Beatles. Incredibly rare U.K. Parlophone Records first issue

mono Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, beautifully signed on the full-color gatefold in dark ballpoint by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr, and in black felt tip by George Harrison. In fine condition, with some mirroring of Harrison’s signature to opposite side of gatefold (touching the top of a couple letters of Starr’s signature), and some scattered light edge creases, not detracting from the overall impressive appearance of the album. The record is included in its red and white psychedelic inner sleeve on the right side of the double-sided sleeve, and the original full sheet of card cut-outs remains in the left. Accompanied by a handwritten letter of provenance, dated 1985, from the original recipient of the signatures, an employee at the Atlantic Hotel, where the band stayed from September 12-15. His letter, written to a member of Sotheby’s auction house, reads, in part: “I got the LP signed when I met them in my home town nearly 20 years ago. I’d just left school and my friend’s mum got me a steady summer job as a porter at the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay. To my and everybody’s amazement, the Beatles stayed at the Atlantic for a few days while they were filming…The Sgt. Peppers L.P. had only just been released a few months prior. The manager told all the staff who worked at the hotel not to bother or ask them for their autographs…I thought it was a good idea to take something back and have it signed. I sneaked the album back into work up my top as I didn’t want the manager to see. The Beatles didn’t seem to mind anyway as they signed a few items 194 | January 15, 2014 | CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

for staff and guests. I remember having to get George’s at a later day, as he wasn’t present when Paul, Ringo, and John signed.” Also accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, who states, “These signatures are excellent and complete examples, which date from within months of the album’s June 1, 1967, release date…Fully autographed ‘Sgt. Pepper’ LP covers are quite rare and considered by many collector’s to be the ‘Holy Grail’ of signed Rock and Roll albums.” At the time of signing, the band had become a bit more accessible to their fans—particularly during the filming of Magical Mystery Tour, during which they would occasionally stop and interact with fans, signing whatever was available on the spot, which was usually menus, autograph albums, or postcards. Fortunately, this clever young man had the luck and opportunity to have his album signed. Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper skyrocketed to the top of the charts, dominating the number one slots of both the UK Album Chart (for the next 23 weeks) and of the US Billboard 200 (for the next fifteen); to this day, it routinely tops industry and fan polls, and has earned the distinction of ‘The Greatest Album of All Time’ by Rolling Stone. Only a handful of authentic complete band-signed Sgt. Pepper albums are known to exist, and are very seldom offered for sale at public auction. This album—crisply signed by each member around his image on the vibrant gatefold—is arguably one of the most desirable pieces in the world of rock ’n’ roll collecting. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $10000)


Early set of Fab Four signatures with original drummer Pete Best

896. Beatles. Vintage ballpoint signatures and inscriptions, “Love to Sheila from John Lennon xxx,” “Love to Sheila from Pete Best xxx,” “To Sheila lots of love from George Harrison xxx,” and “Lots of love to Sheila from Paul McCartney xxx,” on three beige 5.5 x 4.5 album pages. Accompanied by the rest of the original hardcover autograph album (with George Harrison’s license plate number written on the inside back cover), as well as three ticket stubs to the Empire Liverpool, but none from a Beatles appearance. In fine condition, with some slight show-through from a signature on the reverse of McCartney’s page. A particularly well-preserved and early example as Best would be replaced in August of 1962 by drummer Ringo Starr. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

Large and perfect set of Beatles signatures from June of 1963

897. Beatles. Mag-

nificent vintage ballpoint signatures, “Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” “George Harrison,” and “To Terry, Best wishes from the Beatles, Ringo Starr,” on a beige 8.5 x 5 album page, with a small pencil notation to lower right in a collector’s hand reading, “Granada Tooting 1/6/63.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/ REAL. Signatures were originally obtained by a fireman on duty at the Granada Old Cinema and Theatre in Tooting, their only appearance at the ornate cinema, and the 14th stop on their UK tour with Roy Orbison. As nice a set of signatures as you are likely to find, exceptionally large and crisp for this format. RR Auction COA.…(MB $1000)

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Early 1963 color portrait of the Fab Four 898. Beatles. Color vintage

10 x 7.25 magazine photo of the band performing, taken from Boyfriend magazine, signed in blue ballpoint, “Love, Paul McCartney xxxx,” “Ringo Starr xxx,” “John Lennon,” and “George Harrison xxx.” Photo is affixed to an 11.5 x 9 sheet. Uniform light creasing and wrinkling, small area of paper loss to central lower portion, and light to moderate contrast to three of the signatures, otherwise very good condition. This photo was part of a longer article from an early 1963 issue of Boyfriend magazine, which offered one of the first in-depth looks at the band. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $750)

899. Beatles. Vin-

tage ballpoint signatures, “Beatles, Paul McCartney,” “George Harrison,” and “Ringo Starr,” on an off-white sheet; and a ballpoint signature, “John Lennon,” on an off-white slip. Both are doublematted and framed with a photo of the band looking out from behind a door to an overall size of 17 x 24. In very good condition, with folds and creases to multi-signed sheet, as well as a spot of toning over Starr’s signature, and some scattered surface loss around Lennon’s signature. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $750)

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Harrison writes to “GEORGE” 900. Beatles: George Harrison. ANS signed “George,” one page, 8.25 x 3.5, circa 1980s. Note for one of his gardeners at Friar Park, George Robb. In full: “GEORGE. The work you did on the pond has not stopped the leak: I have turned the water off again—perhaps you can look further along the edge for cracks. Thanks, George.” Three vertical folds and light scattered creases, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Highly sought-after limited edition of Live in Japan 901. Beatles: George Harrison. Signed book: Live in Japan.

Limited edition of 3500 copies (this being No. 1555). England: Genesis Publications, 1993. Hardcover with slipcase, 10 x 13, 271 pages. The book features commentaries written by Harrison and each band member as well as over 500 previously unpublished photos from the tour. Book is handsomely housed in a custom made slip case together with the two Live In Japan compact discs, replicas of the laminate backstage pass used on the tour, an “after show” pass and replicas of four guitar picks used by Harrison and Clapton. Autographic condition: very fine. Book condition: G+/None. Only approximately half of these publications were sold before Harrison’s death in 2001. After his passing, legal proceedings stopped the sale of the remaining copies, making those that made it to the marketplace highly sought-after collectibles today. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Magnificent signatures of John and George 902. Beatles: Lennon and Harrison.

Exceptionally bold vintage ballpoint signatures and inscriptions, “To Lesley love from George Harrison xxx,” and “Love to Leslie from John Lennon xxx,” on a light green 5.25 x 4 album page. In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $300)

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John and George on board the ferry SS Maid of Kent

903.

Beatles: Lennon and Harrison. Vintage color 6 x 4 postcard of the British Rail Car Carrier S. S. Maid of Kent, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint on the correspondence side, “To Jackie, John Lennon,” and “George Harrison,” circa 1966. Matted and framed with seven photos (three of John, three of George, and one of the ship), along with a printed caption explaining how the signatures were acquired which reads: “The postcard is from the SS Maid of Kent ferry, signed by John Lennon and George Harrison who were using the boat whilst Paul and Ringo flew to a gig in Germany…I understand from a former company director that 12 cards were signed in the captain’s office,” to an overall size of 26 x 23. In fine condition, with a light crease along the bottom edge, not affecting either signature. An excellent pair of signatures from the height of Beatlemania. Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Paul and John stop on the street to sign a fan’s sketches, with Lennon adding one of his own 904. Beatles: Lennon and McCartney.

Two original sketches, both done by an admirer who has signed both of the works as well as adding the names of each subject, on individual off-white 9 x 12 sheets of sketch paper. One, a pencil sketch of Lennon sporting long hair and his trademark round glasses, signed in person vertically in blue ballpoint, “John Lennon,” adding a quick self-caricature under his signature. A pencil notation on the reverse, presumably by the artist states Lennon’s signature was obtained at the “Carlyle Hotel, Sgt. Pepper Premiere Night, 11-17-74.” Interestingly, the collector noted that Lennon said “you sketched me, I’ll sketch for you.”; the other, a pencil and ink sketch of a bearded McCartney, signed in person in black ballpoint. The McCartney signature was obtained on November 23, 1974, at the Stanhope Hotel in New York City. In fine condition, with some scattered light toning and soiling. Accompanied by a color candid of McCartney taken at the time of signing, and a color candid of Lennon taken on April 8, 1975. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Risque ‘Erotic No. 3’ from the famous Bag One series

905. Beatles: John Lennon. Limited edition 29.75 x 23 lithograph entitled ‘Erotic No. 3,’ from the Bag One series, numbered 211/300, signed in the lower right corner in pencil, “John Lennon.” In very good condition, with mild uniform toning over image and portion of borders from previous display, some scattered creases, and more noticeable 2˝ vertical gouge to background of left side. Lennon’s signature measures almost 7.5˝ in length. In 1969, as a wedding gift for Yoko, John drew the ‘Bag One Portfolio’—a chronicle of their wedding ceremony, honeymoon, and their plea for world peace in the Bed-In. The suite also contained several erotic sketches. ‘The Bag One’ series was first published and exhibited in January 1970 at the London Art Gallery. On the second day the exhibition was closed by Scotland Yard and the erotic lithographs confiscated. The complete set of Bag One lithographs is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

John’s first published solo work highlighted with a sketch 906. Beatles: John Lennon. Signed book: In His

Own Write. Later printing. London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. Hardcover, 5.5 x 7, 78 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, “To Susan, Lots of love from John Lennon xxx,” adding a sketch of an unusual face under his signature. Front pastedown is signed and inscribed by songwriter Lionel Bart. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: G+/None. Signature may very well originate from the Foyles Luncheon which was held in honor of the book’s publication, as Bart was in attendence as well. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Scarce Maclen Music business check issued just months after the break-up of the Beatles 907. Beatles: John Lennon. Rare Maclen (Music) Ltd. business check, 8 x 4, filled out in another hand and signed by Lennon, payable to Audiotek for £156-15-0, July 7, 1970. In fine condition, with punch and staple holes to top edge, a small red ink cancellation through a single letter of signature, and expected stamps. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo. Lennon had left the Beatles the previous September and was working on his debut solo album, which would be released in late 1970. Lennon checks are quite uncommon, particularly those drawn from his publishing company, with this one boasting a signature almost 4.5˝ long. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Lennon original self-portrait from ’76 908. Beatles: John Lennon. Original signed

ballpoint self-portrait caricature on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card, signed “Love, John Lennon 76.” Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. Scattered light wrinkling and creases, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Perry Cox. Lennon’s hand-drawn portraits are highly sought after by collectors. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

909. Beatles: Paul McCartney. All the Best! album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. Mild ‘ring of wear’ to front cover, as well as some light edge wear and creases, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Obtained while filming the video for ‘Take It Away’ 910. Beatles: Paul McCartney. The Beatles Book magazine issue from May 1982, 6

x 8.25, 31 pages, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by McCartney. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. The autograph was originally obtained at Elstree Studios on June 23, 1982, during the filming of Paul McCartney’s video for ‘Take It Away.’ Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

911. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Rubber

Soul album signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a couple trivial creases and a surface impression along the left edge. The record is included. Consignor notes that this was acquired in person on August 19, 2009, at DFW International Airport after McCartney’s concert at Cowboys Stadium. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Roger Epperson/ REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

913. Beatles: Paul McCartn e y. C i r c u l a r

Ritzenhoff beer c o a s t e r, 4 . 2 5 ˝ in diameter, designed by Poonam Choudhry, signed on the bottom in black felt tip, “All the best, Paul McCartney,” adding a sketch of a smiling face under his signature. In fine condition. Accompanied by a second unsigned coaster. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

912. Beatles: Paul McCartney. Signed book: Paint-

ings. First edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2000. Hardcover with dustjacket, 10.25 x 12.75, 146 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black ink by McCartney at the Arnolfini art gallery in Bristol. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: F/NF. Accompanied by the original Arnolfini gallery bag as well as two flyers from the gallery and a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Paul and Linda watch Liverpool on the pitch 914. Beatles: Paul and Linda McCartney.

Anfield Review program for the 1985 European Cup quarterfinal match between Liverpool and FK Austria Memphis, 6.5 x 9.5, 23 pages, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint on a clear inside page, “To Marty from Paul McCartney,” and “& Linda McCartney.” Page is also signed and inscribed by Bob Paisley. Program is also signed on the back cover by eight Liverpool legends including manager Joe Fagan, Sammy Lee, Bruce Grobbelaar. Phil Neal, and Alan Hansen. In fine condition, with missing lower right corner to cover and first page, and moderate brushing to player signatures on back cover. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

915. Beatles: Ringo Starr. Limited edition artist’s

proof Gartlan figurine of Starr in the famous Abbey Road pose. The 9.75˝ high figurine rests on a stand that looks like a portion of the crosswalk, cobblestones and all, and is signed on the front in black felt tip, “Ringo,” adding a star for his last name. Figurine comes in its original box. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Limited edition Starr-designed Timberlands

916. Beatles: Ringo Starr. A pair of limited edition Timberland Earthkeeper 6˝ leather

and colorful fabric side zip-boots, numbered 28/75, one of 75 pairs signed by Starr for the Timberland WaterAid auction, signed on the side of the right-foot boot in silver ink, “Ringo.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Timberland and their original box. In very fine condition. Examples of this uncommon and very limited item seldom appear for sale. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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917. Beatles: Ringo Starr. Color limited edi-

tion 21 x 17 print entitled ‘New Too OK,’ numbered 25/100, signed in the lower border in green felt tip, “Ringo ’05.” In fine condition. An uncommon example from Ringo’s first release of artwork in 2005. Precertified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

918. Beatles: Ringo Starr. Color limited edi-

tion 21 x 17 print entitled ‘Krazee 101,’ numbered 47/100, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, “Ringo ’05.” In fine condition. An uncommon example from Ringo’s first release of artwork in 2005. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce 1967 Tim Buckley concert agreement 920. Tim Buckley. Folk musi-

cian (1947–1975) who died of a heroin overdose at the age of 28. DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, August 4, 1967. Agreement between Buckley and Jim Salazar Productions for him to perform a “forty five minute set” at the Karl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, California, on August 19, 1967, in exchange for $500. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

921. The Carpenters.

Glossy 8 x 10 photo of The Carpenters, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Keith, Best always! Richard Carpenter, 5/7/82” and “Karen.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Spectacularly early crystal-clear oversized portrait 919. Leonard Bernstein.

Scarce vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 portrait of Bernstein looking to his left, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For Bill Wiemann, with affectionate good wishes, Leonard Bernstein, NYC 1946.” In fine condition, with a small area of paper loss to lower left corner and edges appearing to be slightly trimmed. An exceptionally desirable piece, this is both the largest and earliest Bernstein photo we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

922. Eric Clapton. The Best of Eric Clapton album signed on the front cover in black ballpoint, “Eric Clapton ’93.” In fine condition, with a couple scattered light edge creases. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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923. The Carpenters. The Singles 1969–1973 album signed and inscribed in black felt tip on the inside gatefold, “To Terry, Thanks! ‘Carpenters’ Karen,” and “& Richard Carpenter 3/11/80.” In fine condition, with mild ‘rings of wear’ to gatefold and covers and scattered edge and corner dings. The record is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Rare card fully signed by Chicago’s founders, including Terry Kath

924. Chicago. Vintage circa 1970s birthday card featuring an im-

age of a frolicking woman on the front, 5.75 x 8.5, signed inside in ink by Terry Kath, Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm, James Pankow, Lee Loughnane, Walt Parazaider, and Danny Seraphine. In fine to very fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. As Kath passed away in 1978, fully signed examples from the founding members are exceedingly scarce, especially in such exceptional condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Scarce William Morris check endorsed by the R&B great

926. Sam Cooke. Endorsed William Morris Agency business check,

8.25 x 3.75, filled out in type and signed by a member of the agency, payable to Sam Cooke for $56.90, May 7, 1959. Endorsed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “Sam Cooke.” Three vertical folds, bank stamp to body, and a second endorsement under Cooke’s signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by two satin-finish photos of Cooke in the studio. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice 1969 example 925. Eric Clapton. Vintage ballpoint signature, “Eric Clapton,” on a light green 3.5 x 4.5 album page contained within its original autograph album. In fine condition, with slight show-through from unknown signatures to reverse. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Originally obtained in Birmingham on December 3, 1969, where Clapton was playing with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Desire goes platinum 927. Bob Dylan. Official RIAA hologram platinum sales award presented to Columbia Records to commemorate the sale of more than 1,000,000 copies “of the Columbia Records cassette and C. D. ‘Desire.’” Matted and framed with a copy of the cassette and CD, and an image of the cover, to an overall size of 12.75 x 17. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

928. Bob Dylan.

Uncommon felt tip signature, “Bob Dylan,” on a clipped 2.5 x 1.75 portion of a photo. Double-matted with an image of Dylan and framed to an overall size of 12 x 13.25. In fine condition, with moderate contrast to signature. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

930. Bob Dylan. In-

fidels album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with some scattered light surface loss to back cover. The record is not included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Rare, early folk album from The Big Three with “Cassie Elliot” 929. Cass Elliot. The Big 3 album signed on the

reverse in white ink, “Cassie Elliot,” “Tim Rose,” and “Jim Hendricks,” with “Thank you so very much, The Big Three,” added in one of their hands. In very good condition, with wear to edges, scattered soiling and dampstaining to reverse, a label affixed to the front cover, and signatures a shade light. The record is not included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Hefty child-support check to his soon-to-be ex-wife 931. Marvin Gaye. Personal check, 6 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Gaye, “Marvin P. Gaye, Jr.”payable to Janis Hunter for $3000.00, July 6, 1979. Memo line indicates, “(Partial support payment).” In fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The origin of ‘Memphis Blues’: “the big Bassoon that seconded the trombones croon and moaned just like a sinner on revival day” 932. W. C. Handy. TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc. letterhead, December 6, 1955. In part: “Many thanks for the opportunity to set you right on the date of the first playing of what is now known as The Memphis Blues. I wrote this music and called in Mr. Crump for his political campaign in 1909 and after he was elected, I changed the title to Memphis Blues and published it instrumental in 1912, then sold it to Theron C. Bennett and he had George Norton to write words about ‘Handy and his band’ with the big Bassoon that seconded the trombones croon and moaned just like a sinner on revival day…A few years back I edited a book called A Treasury of Blues and put in it the original words and music of Mr. Crump, calling it The Memphis Blues, but carrying the words of Mr. Crump as we sang them.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, scattered toning, and show-through from tape on reverse. A wonderful and revealing letter setting the record straight. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Gershwins sign a very limited edition of Porgy and Bess 933. George and Ira Gershwin.

Signed book: Porgy and Bess. Limited first edition of 250 copies (this being No. 225). NY: Random House, 1935. Hardcover with slipcase, 9.75 x 12.5, 559 pages. Signed on the colophon in fountain pen by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, librettists Dubose Heyward, and director Rouben Mamoulian. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None. Seldom offered, these editions are highly coveted by collectors. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Distinguished portrait of the ‘Rhapsody In Blue’ composer 934. George Gershwin. Stunning vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 Mishkin portrait of Gershwin, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, “To Mildred—All the best, from George Gershwin, Apr. 28, 1934.” In fine condition, with a speck of re-colored surface loss to the upper left background area. A handsome image of this most desirable jazz composer. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

One-of-a-kind uninscribed candid of Hendrix in his groovy duds 935. Jimi Hendrix.

Rare color vintage glossy 2.5 x 2.5 candid photo of Hendrix dressed in his famous flamboyant garb and walking with a little girl, signed on the reverse in purple ink, “Love always, Jimi Hendrix.” In fine condition, with subtle scattered surface creases and slight brushing and haloing to ink, not detracting from the overall appearance of the terrific photo and signature. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. A truly unique and highly desirable photo of the celebrated guitar legend. RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Complete working lyrics for 1982’s ‘Big Go Go’ from the INXS frontman 936. INXS: Michael Hutchence. Lead singer of the band INXS, he committed suicide in a Sydney, Australia, hotel room in 1997. Handwritten working lyrics to the INXS song, ‘Big Go Go,’ penned by lead singer Michael Hutchence on an off-white 8 x 13 lightlylined sheet. Hutchence writes out all four working verses, beginning “Watch the world Go–Go / It’ll spin till it stops / People going to fly off / When they turn it off / When we walk down the road / The rain plays games with our feet / Without care for the good news / I do hope its not too free (they say).” At the bottom of the page, Hutchence makes two musical arrangement notations. In very good condition, with scattered creases, a small hole to blank bottom area, a couple trivial edge tears, and scattered toning. This song was featured on the band’s 1982 album INXSive, released in Australia only. This would be the band’s last album on the DeLuxe label before moving to Polygram in hopes of global exposure. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

937. Billie Holiday. Legendary singer (1915–1959), revered as one of the greatest and most individual vocalists in the history of blues and jazz, who died from cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44. Crisp vintage ballpoint signature, “Billie Holiday,” on an off-white 7.75 x 4.75 lightly-lined sheet. In fine condition, with a small and unobtrusive puncture to the top of the “H.” Accompanied by an unsigned photo of Holiday. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/ REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

From his 1931 musical “The Cat and the Fiddle” 938. Jerome Kern. Rare AMQS on an off-white 4.25 x

3 sheet. Kern pens two bars of music, identifying it at the top, “From ‘The Cat and the Fiddle,’” and signing below, “Jerome Kern.” In fine condition. Highly desirable, this is just the third Kern AMQS we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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The rights to ‘Look For The Silver Lining’ 939. Jerome Kern. DS, signed “Jerome D. Kern,” one page, 8 x 13, April 9, 1924. As-

signment of Canadian copyright in which Kern grants the T. B. Harms Company the rights to “a certain title, song, words, music and musical work entitled: ‘Look For The Silver Lining.’” Signed at the conclusion in black ink by Kern and countersigned by the author of the song, Buddy DeSylva. In fine condition, expected document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Kern’s song from the classic Astaire-Rogers RKO musical

941. 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)

942. Rick Nelson.

940. Jerome Kern. DS, signed “Jerome D. Kern,” one page both

sides, 8.25 x 13.5, November 24, 1936. Assignment of Canadian copyright in which Kern grants Chappell & Co. the rights to “a certain title, song, words, music and musical work entitled: ‘The Waltz in Swing Time’—from Swing Time.” Signed at the conclusion in black ink by Kern and countersigned by the author of the song, Dorothy Fields. In fine condition, expected document wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Handsome vintage glossy 8 x 10 head-andshoulders photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Mary Ann, Love, Rick Nelson.” In fine condition, with a bit of light irregular ink adhesion to small portions of signature and inscription. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

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Randy and Ozzy sign the latter’s first solo release 943. Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads. Blizzard of Ozz inside album sleeve signed and

inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Mike & Fiona, Ozzy Osbourne,” in black ballpoint, “Randy Rhoads,” and also signed and inscribed by Lee Kerslake, and Bob Daisley. Some scattered creases and ripples, a few passing through portions of Kerslake’s signature and inscription, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. The record is not included. Anything signed by Rhoads—particularly with Osbourne’s first solo band—is extremely rare, since he was only in the spotlight for less than two years before his untimely death. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

945. Cole Porter. Signed book: Red Hot and Blue. Limited first edition of 300 copies (this being No. 15). NY: Random House, 1936. Hardcover, 9.25 x 12.25. Signed on the colophon in black ink. Book is presented in a custom-clamshell case. Autographic condition: fine, with a bit of trivial edge toning to signed page. Book condition: VG-/ None, in NF custom blue-cloth covered case with red leather title-piece on front. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

946. Elvis Presley. Light blue pass from Gadsden

944. Cole Porter. Vintage matte-finish 4.75 x 7 head-and-shoulders photo, signed and inscribed in black ink,. “For Mrs. Ed Smith, with best wishes, Cole Porter.” Matted and framed by Goodspeed’s Book Shop in Boston to an overall size of 10 x 12.5. Some scattered light creases, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 210 | January 15, 2014 | CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

High School, 3 x 2, boldly signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “Yours, Elvis Presley.” Two vertical folds, light creasing and handling wear, and tape affixed to front, otherwise fine condition. A nice, uninscribed example of the King’s late-1950s signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


“We murder the music of Mozart / We’re poison to Irving Berlin / We always slaughter the tunes of Cole Porter” 947. Cole Porter. DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, June 6, 1943. Porter consents to the use of his name “in the lyrics of a song entitled ‘I Like To Recognize The Tune’ written by Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart… to be used in connection with your photoplay tentatively entitled, ‘Meet the People.” The document goes on to quote the lyrics in full, with the verse mentioning Porter reading: “We murder the music of Mozart / We’re poison to Irving Berlin / We always slaughter the tunes of Cole Porter / And do it again and again.” Signed at the conclusion in black ink by Porter. In fine condition, with expected document wear. Originally written for the 1939 Broadway musical Too Many Girls, the song was later sung by June Allyson in 1944’s Meet the People, which starred Lucille Ball and Dick Powell. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

948. Elvis Presley. Infamous limited edition giclee print on paper, 22 x 17, entitled ‘It’s Now or Never 1956,’ signed in the lower border in black ink by photographer Alfred Wertheimer. The image shows a young Elvis in a stairwell at the Mosque Theatre in Richmond, Virginia, minutes before a concert, darting a mischievous tongue toward the deliciously reciprocating mouth of a mysterious girl in black. Only within the last few years was the woman positively identified. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 31.5 x 26.5. In fine condition. Oversized. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

949. Elvis Presley. Vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.25

deckle-edge German postcard publicity photo for Jailhouse Rock, signed on the reverse in blue pencil. In fine condition, with light surface impressions to image from signature on reverse. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Nicely signed portrait from Presley’s breakout year 950. Elvis Presley. Handsome color vintage 2.5 x 3.5

cardstock souvenir photo of Elvis in a blue jacket, bearing a pre-printed signature and sentiment on the image, signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “To Anita from Elvis Presley.” In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling to reverse and some minor corner tip creases. A highly desirable and rare format, boasting an especially bold signature. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

952. Otis Redding.

Singer, known as the ‘King of Soul,’ who died tragically in a plane crash at the age of 26; a month later ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’ was posthumously released and became his only number one single. Rare 45 rpm record of ‘I Can’t Turn You Loose/Just One More Day,’ signed on the label in black ink. Includes the original Atlantic Records paper sleeve. In fine condition, with dampstaining to top of the sleeve; record itself is in fine to very fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

“Good to Me, Otis Redding” 953. Otis Redding. Vintage

glossy 4 x 5.25 photo (evidently trimmed down from a larger publicity photo) of Redding wearing a sweater, signed in blue ballpoint, “Good to Me, Otis Redding.” A diagonal crease to the lower right and a subtle area of staining to his shoulder/neck area, otherwise fine condition. ‘Good to Me,’ written by Redding and Julius Green, first appeared on Redding’s 1966 album entitled The Soul Album. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

951. Queen. Jazz album signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint,

“Best wishes, Freddie Mercury,” “Brian May,” and “John Deacon.” Moderate to poor contrast to signatures, and scattered light surface and edge wear, otherwise fine condition. The record is not included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Uncommon portrait of the legendary Broadway partners

Great set of Stones signatures from 1977

954. Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Scarce vintage mattefinish 6.75 x 8.75 photo of Rodgers and Hammerstein sitting in theater seats, signed in the lower border in fountain pen by Richard Rodgers and in blue ballpoint by Oscar Hammerstein. Photo is affixed to an identical size sheet of red cardstock. Mild rippling to the trimmed edges, a few scattered creases, and adhesive remnants to left edge, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

956. Rolling Stones. Nice set of ballpoint signatures of Mick Jag-

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

Terrific 1963 fully-signed fan club card 957. Rolling Stones. Scarce early Rolling Stones fan club card, 5.25 x 4.75,

signed in the lower border in blue ballpoint by Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman. Slight brushing to the Jones signature and creases to right corner tips, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Originally obtained in Derby on October 11, 1963, when the Stones were playing a concert at the Gaumont Theatre. A great example signed by the classic lineup. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Super early Stones Decca photo promoting their first two singles 955. Rolling Stones. Vintage 5.4 x 4.25 cardstock Decca Records publicity photo of the band in suits and ties, signed in black ballpoint by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. In very good condition, with scattered creases, a bit of light soiling, and moderate contrast to two of the signatures. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce portrait of the tragic Latina diva

958. Selena. Enormously popular Latina singer who, at the age of twenty-three, was murdered by the president of her fan club. Uncommon 11 x 8.5 cardstock photo of Selena and her band, signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling to borders. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Original portrait of a music powerhouse 959. Cat Stevens.

Original vintage signed ink sketch of renowned music and entertainment attorney Nathan Weiss on an off-white 7.75 x 7.75 sheet, signed in the lower corner, “77 Cat Stevens.”Matted and framed with a detached name plaque to an overall size of 13 x 14. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light toning. Weiss represented many artists, and was also in charge of merchandising for the Beatles in the United States. Stevens was a former art student and did the cover illustrations for his albums. A fantastic piece of original art done shortly before his Islamic conversion. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

960. U2. ‘Pride (In the Name of Love)’ 12˝ single album signed on the sleeve in black felt tip by Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr., with three signing first names only, and Bono’s and Edge’s signatures upside down. In fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient who acquired the signatures in Sydney, Australia in 1989, where the band played several shows and were quite accessible to the fans; along with a paper copy of four photos taken of each individual band member at the time of signing. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Backstage pass from his epic Live Alive tour

961. Stevie Ray Vaughan. Sunshine Promotions Inc. backstage pass, 3.25 x 4.5, labeled in black felt tip in an unknown hand, “SRV, 9/6, I/A,” and signed in blue ballpoint by Vaughan. In very good condition, with some soiling, creasing, and wrinkling to pass. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Scarce full set of The Who, with a particularly large Moon signature 962. The Who. Vintage circa

mid-1960s ballpoint signatures, “Keith Moon” and “John Entwistle,” on an off-white 4.75 x 4 card; and felt tip signatures, “Pete Townshend” and “Roger Daltrey,” on a blue 4.75 x 4 card. A few blocks of toning (most noticeably on the Townshend and Daltrey card) and a slight crease through the Entwistle signature, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. A very desirable group of signatures. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

964. Hank Williams. Composite photo page from Hank Williams’ Country Hit Parade songbook, 8.25 x 11.25, featuring an image of Williams, his wife, and their two children, signed vertically in blue ink. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 24 x 17. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

963. Stevie Ray Vaughan. Paper-

stock flyer for a performance by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble on February 16, 1984, at Second Chance in Peoria, 8.5 x 11, signed in blue ballpoint by Vaughan. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

965. Jackie Wilson.

American soul and R&B singer (1934–1984) best known for such hits as ‘To Be Loved’ and ‘Lonely Teardrops.’ After suffering a heart attack while onstage in 1975, Wilson remained in a coma until his death nearly a decade later at the age of 49. Lonely Teardrops album signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “To Helen & Chuck, Best of Luck, Jackie Wilson.” In very good condition, with scattered dings and creases, and toning to edges slightly affecting inscription and signature. The record is included. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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967. 80s Music

968. Allman Brothers

969. The Angels

970. The Animals

971. Adam Ant

972. The Archies

973. Louis Armstrong

974. Louis Armstrong

975. Asia

976. Asia

977. The Association MB $100

978. The Band: Robbie Robertson

981. Beach Boys: Wilson and Parks

982. Beatles: Harrison’s Family

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979. Count Basie MB $100

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980. Beach Boys MB $100

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983. Beatles: George Martin

984. Beatles: George Martin

985. Beatles: Starr and Sheridan

986. Beatles: Ringo Starr

987. The Bee Gees

988. The Bee Gees

989. Tony Bennett

990. Irving Berlin

991. Elmer Bernstein

992. Blind Melon

993. Boomtown Rats

994. Boston

995. Boston

996. Boston: Brad Delp

997. Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown

998. Belinda Carlisle

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999. Belinda Carlisle MB $100

1003. Leonard Cohen MB $100

1007. Country Stars MB $100

1011. Depeche Mode MB $100

1000. Eric Clapton

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1002. The Clash: Terry Chimes

1005. Nat King Cole

1006. Phil Collins

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1009. Crosby, Stills, and Nash

1010. Def Leppard

1012. Depeche Mode

1013. Depeche Mode

1014. Depeche Mode

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1004. Nat King Cole MB $100

1008. The Cowsills

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1001. The Clash

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1015. Depeche Mode

1016. Neil Diamond

1017. Bo Diddley

1018. Howard Dietz

1019. Dire Straits

1020. The Dixie Cups

1021. Fats Domino

1022. Donovan

1024. The Doors: Ray Manzarek

1025. The Eagles

1026. Electric Light Orchestra

1028. Everly Brothers

1029. Everly Brothers

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1023. Donovan MB $100

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1027. Electric Light Orchestra MB $100

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1030. The First Edition MB $100

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1031. The Fixx

1032. The Four Tops

1033. The Four Tops

1034. The Four Tops

1035. Genesis

1036. Genesis

1037. Genesis MB $100

1038. Gerry and the Pacemakers

1042. Alberto Ginastera

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1039. Andy Gibb

1040. Maurice Gibb

1041. Dizzy Gillespie

1043. Green Day

1044. Al Green

1045. Guns N’ Roses

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1047. Buddy Guy

1048. Merle Haggard

1049. W. C. Handy

1050. Howard Hanson

1051. Otto Harbach

1052. Charles K. Harris

1053. Richie Havens

1054. Erskine Hawkins

1055. Heart MB $100

1056. Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys

1057. Jimi Hendrix: Gypsy Sun and Rainbow

1058. Woody Herman

1059. Eddie Holman

1060. Humble Pie

1061. Iron Maiden

1062. Isley Brothers

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1063. Michael Jackson

1064. Michael Jackson

1065. Michael Jackson

1067. Michael Jackson

1068. Michael Jackson

1069. Michael Jackson

1070. Michael Jackson

1071. Michael Jackson MB $200

1072. Tommy James and the Shondells

1073. Etta James

1074. Rick James

1075. Jefferson Airplane

1076. Elton John

1077. Elton John

1078. Elton John

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1066. Michael Jackson MB $200

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1079. Journey

1080. Journey

1083. B. B. King

1084. B. B. King

1087. The Kinks

1088. The Kinks

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1091. KISS: Gene Simmons MB $100

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1092. Led Zeppelin MB $200

1081. Kansas

1082. B. B. King

1085. B. B. King

1086. B. B. King

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1089. The Kinks

1090. The Kinks

1093. Led Zeppelin: Jason Bonham

1094. Jerry Lee Lewis

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1095. Liberace MB $100

1096. Little Richard and Dusty Springfield

1097. Kenny Loggins

1098. The Lovin’ Spoonful

1099. The Lovin’ Spoonful

1100. Madonna

1101. Madonna

1102. Madonna

1103. The Mamas and The Papas: Denny Doherty

1104. Teena Marie

1105. Martha and the Vandellas

1106. MC Hammer

1109. Billy Mitchell and Al Grey

1110. Van Morrison

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1107. Johnny Meeks MB $100

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1108. Milli Vanilli MB $100

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1111. Motley Crue: Nikki Sixx

1112. Roxy Music

1113. Luigi Nono

1115. Yoko Ono

1116. Roy Orbison

1117. Roy Orbison

1118. Roy Orbison

1119. Ozzy Osbourne

1120. Luciano Pavarotti

1121. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

1122. Tom Petty

1125. Pink Floyd: Waters and Gilmour

1126. The Pointer Sisters

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1123. Tom Petty MB $100

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1124. Pink Floyd MB $200

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1114. Oasis MB $100

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1127. The Police

1128. The Police

1129. The Police: Sting

1130. Billy Preston

1131. The Pretenders

1132. The Pretenders

1133. Prince

1134. R.E.M.

1135. Rainbow

1136. Lou Reed

1137. Lou Reed

1138. Jim Reeves

1139. REO Speedwagon

1140. Replicas

1141. Righteous Brothers

1142. Righteous Brothers

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1143. Smokey Robinson MB $100

1144. Richard Rodgers MB $100

1145. Rolling Stones

1146. Rolling Stones

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1147. Rolling Stones: Bill Wyman

1148. Laurence Rosenthal

1149. Harry Ruby

1150. Run DMC

1151. Todd Rundgren

1152. Bob Seger

1153. Del Shannon

1154. Helen Shapiro

1155. The Skyliners

1156. Grace Slick

1157. Grace Slick

1158. Small Faces

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1159. Patti Smith

1160. The Smithereens

1161. The Smiths

1162. Sonny and Cher

1163. Sly Stone

1164. Styx

1165. Supertramp

1166. Supertramp

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1167. The Supremes

1168. Talking Heads

1169. The Temptations

1170. Thin Lizzy

1171. TLC

1172. Toto

1173. Toto

1174. Traffic

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1175. Ike and Tina Turner

1176. Tina Turner

1177. The Turtles

1178. U2

1179. U2

1180. U2

1181. Van Halen

1182. Luther Vandross

1183. Tom Waits

1184. Junior Walker

1185. Barry White MB $100

1186. Johnny Winter and Rick Derringer

1189. ZZ Top

1190. ZZ Top

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1187. Neil Young MB $100

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1188. Frank Zappa MB $200

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entertainment 1191. Jean Arthur. Choice vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 threequarter-length photo of Arthur in a flowery meadow, signed in fountain pen, “Sincere good wishes, Jean Arthur.” In fine condition. Uncommon in this format. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1192. Sarah Bernhardt.

Printed vintage signed and inscribed ink portrait of Bernhardt by R. Kastor on an off-white 9.75 x 12 sheet, signed and inscribed in French by Bernhardt and dated 1920. In fine condition, with some light edge soiling which could easily be matted out. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1194. Lucille Ball. Color semi-glossy 8 x 10 photo of Ball holding a golf club and leaning against a tree, signed and inscribed in black felt tip to director George Cukor, “For George—With great admiration and love always, Lucy.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1193. Abbott and Costello. Abbott & Costello Radio Show business check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by both members of the comedy duo, “Bud Abbott” and “Lou Costello,” payable to Bud Abbott for $4492.13, January 28, 1948. Also endorsed on the reverse by Abbott, “Bud Abbott.” In fine condition, with three barely noticeable vertical folds (one passing through last letters of signatures), and expected bank stamps and cancellation holes. Accompanied by an unsigned vintage glossy publicity photo of the pair. On the day this check was issued, Abbott and Costello hosted Hollywood gossip columnist Erskine Johnson on their radio show, broadcast on ABC; they also announced their upcoming film, The Noose Hangs High. Later on in 1948 they released one of their most famous movies, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Rare and exceptionally desirable, this is just the second check signed by both Abbott and Costello that we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1195. Fred and Adele Astaire. Stunning early vintage mattefinish 5.25 x 3.25 portrait of the couple, signed in fountain pen, “Fred Astaire” and “Adele Astaire.” Blindstamped in the lower left by photographer S. Georges of London. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1197. Cluny Brown. Vintage

glossy 8 x 10 publicity photo for the film showing Charles Boyer and Jennifer Jones emerging from a life-size book as Ernst Lubitsch looks on, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to Dorothy by Boyer, Jones, and Lubitsch. Light contrast to Lubitsch’s signature, Boyer’s and Jones’s signatures light but legible, and a light diagonal bend, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1198. Chico and the Man. Matte-finish

1196. Ingrid Bergman. Superlative vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.75 half-length portrait of Bergman wearing a floral-print blouse, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Harry—Sincerely, Ingrid Bergman, 1948.” In fine condition. An absolutely beautiful pose—one of the best we have encountered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

14 x 11 photo of Freddie Prinze and Jack Albertson sharing a microphone, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Ray—Looking good, Freddie Prinze,” and “To Ray, with thanks, Jack Albertson.” In fine condition, with a few light surface marks and impressions. Ray is probably the photographer, Ray Fisher. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Practically nonexistent photo of Brando transforming into Vito Corleone 1199. Marlon Brando. Extremely scarce glossy 10 x 8 Paramount promotional photo for The Godfather, with a close-up image of Brando sitting in a make-up chair, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Signature was obtained in 1989 at a Los Angeles delicatessen. Signed images of Brando in his iconic role are virtually unobtainable. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1200. James Dean. Beautiful vintage fountain pen signature and inscription, “To Alice, thanks alot! James Dean,” on an off-white 5.5 x 5.5 album page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

1201. George Cukor. Typescript of a tribute to Allan Dwan, two pages, 8.5 x 11, no date, signed at the conclusion in blue ballpoint by Cukor. In part: “I want to say a few words about Allan Dwan…Over a fifty year period, he directed more than 400 films—not to mention several hundred more that he either wrote, produced or supervised. Between 1911 and 1961, he directed every type of film—comedy, drama, war movie, documentary, western—you name it—and he did a damned fine job on every one…In fact, he was such a good director that when talkies came in, he became what no longer exists today, the studio contract director. A director on whom the studio could rely to direct whatever he was given with competence. Not an ‘arty’ director, but a sound and intelligent one.” In fine condition, with horizontal mailing folds. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1202. The Godfather. Four items:

ballpoint signature, “Marlon Brando” on an off-white 4.75 x 3 sheet; an ink signature, “Mario Puzo,” on an off-white 6 x 4 album page; a satin-finish 10 x 8 photo from the end of the first film, signed in blue felt tip by Al Pacino; and a DS, signed by Francis Ford Coppola, one page, 8.5 x 11, March 5, 1981, Coppola naming director of Zoetrope Music Company after having been elected by the board of directors. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by two certificates of authenticity from PSA/DNA for the Pacino photo and Puzo signature. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 232 | January 15, 2014 | CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT


1 2 0 3 . Vi c t o r Fleming. Acade-

my Award–winning director (1889– 1949) of Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Treasure Island, and Captains Courageous, to name a few. ALS signed “Vic Fleming,” one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, February 25, 1943. Letter to a friend named Eddie. In full: “Happy birthday—best wishes—and thanks for remembering mine.” In fine condition. Excessively rare, this is the first Fleming handwritten letter that we have offered in over 15 years. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1206. Sydney Greenstreet. Dignified glossy 7.25 x 9.25 photo of Greenstreet, signed horizontally in fountain pen, “With best wishes, Sydney Greenstreet.” In fine condition, with light scattered surface creases and slightly trimmed edges. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

tage fountain pen signature, “Victor Fleming,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.5 slip. In fine condition, with masking tape to reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1205. Henry Hathaway. Scarce

glossy 8 x 10 photo of Hathaway with wrestler-actor Mike Mazurki and his wife Jeanette, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “To Jeannette, Nob Hill, Henry Hathaway.” Scattered light creasing to edges and surface impressions to image from writing on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1207. Jean Harlow. Vintage pencil signature and inscription, “To

Johnny—Most sincerely, Jean Harlow,” on a light yellow irregularly trimmed sheet, with a sketch of Harlow done by a collector above her signature. In the black outline of the border, an ink notation reads, “Sept. 27, 35. MGM Riff Raff.” Sheet is affixed to a slightly larger offwhite scrapbook page. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1208. Rita Hayworth. Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Hayworth as she ap-

peared in Gilda, clad in a nightgown and sitting on a fur-draped staircase, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. From one of her most iconic films, this photo is the only example of this pose that we have ever offered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1209. Audrey Hepburn. Charming 8.25 x 11.5 book photo of Hepburn in a hat and sunglasses from Two for the Road, signed in the large lower border in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1211. Katharine Hepburn. Uncommon matte-finish 8 x 10

1210. Leslie Howard. Distinguished vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.75 photo of Howard in a suit and tie by Sasha of London, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To ‘Sash’ with thanks, Leslie Howard.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 234 | January 15, 2014 | CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT

photo of Hepburn with a script in her right hand, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, “To Miller, affectionately, Katherine Hepburn.” In fine condition, with some mild rippling along bottom edge, and a light crease to background, slightly touching the forehead area. Hepburn was well-known for her reluctance to sign photographs for anyone but friends and professional acquaintances. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)


1212. Boris Karloff. Dramatic vintage matte-finish 5 x 7 head-and-

shoulders portrait of Karloff, boldly signed in fountain pen, “Sincerely, Boris Karloff.” In fine condition, with a mild crease to the lower left (not affecting signature). Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1214. Bert Lahr. Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 double-weight photo of Lahr dressed in a sharp-looking suit and tie, signed and inscribed in white ink, “To Eleanor, Best wishes, Bert Lahr.” In fine condition, with a small brush to a single letter of last name of signature, and a couple trivial creases to lower right corner tip. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1215. Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida. Glossy 10 x 8 Universal publicity photo for Come September, signed in blue ballpoint by Rock Hudson and in blue felt tip by Gina Lollobrigida. In fine condition, with a few scattered light surface marks. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1213. Stan Laurel. TLS, on a 5.5 x 3.25 government postcard, February 29, 1964. Letter to Senator Glenn Laxton in Boston. In part: “Too bad Hal Roach isn’t in production, he could have made a series with the Beatles titled ‘The Roach Family.’ I like them so much I’ll give them to you for XMAS! Don’t know what happened to the Life Story idea—Jack Webb should make his own & then sue himself for liable!” In very good condition, with old tape to horizontal edges, a couple light brushes to signature, scattered toning, and a PSA/ DNA authentication label affixed to reverse. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1216. Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee’s personally-owned Chineselanguage martial arts instructional booklet, 5.25 x 7.25, signed in black felt tip on the final page, “Bruce,” on top of a printed red Chinese seal. In very good condition, with some light spreading and contrast to signature, missing front cover, paper loss to back cover, and expected wear from use. As direct an association between Lee and the martial arts as you will find. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $300)

1217. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier.

Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 photo of the Hollywood couple together, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, “Vivien Leigh” and “L. Olivier.” In fine condition, with unobtrusive tack holes to top and bottom edges, and slight irregular ink adhesion. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1218. Groucho Marx. DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, October 1, 1974. Agreement between Marx and the Hardee Baroick Konecky & Braun law firm regarding a retainer arrangement for their legal services, in which Marx will pay “the sum of $2,000.00 per month, commencing October 1, 1974.” Signed at the conclusion in blue ballpoint by Marx, and countersigned by Erin Fleming and Allen D. Lenard. In fine condition, with expected document wear and unobtrusive tears to filing holes at the top. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)


1219. Vivien Leigh. Beautiful

vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photo of Leigh adorned with dazzling jewelry, signed in the lower right in fountain pen. In fine condition, with a couple trivial edge creases. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

1220. Jayne Mansfield. Eye-popping

vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Mansfield in a low cut dress, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To Dee! Love, Jayne Mansfield.” In fine condition, with Mansfield’s signature and inscription a few shades light but legible. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1222. Ronald Reagan. Vintage glossy 7.25 x 9.25 Warner Bros.

publicity photo of Reagan dressed in a handsome suit and sitting on a bale of hay, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “Good Luck Jimmy, Best Wishes, Ronald Reagan.” Reverse bears Warner Bros. stamp. In fine condition, with a couple insignificant cracks to emulsion above his head. Reagan is quite uncommon in Hollywood-era signed photos. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1221. Groucho Marx. DS one page, 8.25 x 10.25, May 22, 1975. Groucho agrees to appear on the Dinah! Show on May 22, for a payment of $337.50. Signed in blue ballpoint by Groucho. Double-matted and framed with a photo of Groucho clowning around outdoors to an overall size of 26.5 x 19.75. In fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1223. Joseph Schildkraut. Viennese-born ac-

1226. Elizabeth Taylor. Attractive

tor (1896–1964) who won an Academy Award for his role in the 1937 film The Life of Emile Zola. Vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 portrait of Schildkraut in profile, signed in fountain pen, “Joseph Schildkraut, Feb. The 8th, 1925.” Also signed in the lower right by the photographer, James Hargis Connelly of Chicago. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Taylor in a polka-dot dress, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To John, My very best wishes to you always—and thanks for everything, Elizabeth Taylor.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1224. Gloria Swanson.

Vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 12.5 photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Fred, In appreciation for all those beautiful waves. Sincerely, Gloria Swanson.” Matted to an overall size of 12.25 x 16.25. Very good condition, with mottling to her face somewhat affecting appearance, two spots of chipping to the emulsion affecting the first letter in “To,” and moderate contrast to the inscription and half of the signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1225. Peter Sellers. Notarized DS, 13 pages, 8.5 x 11, June 15, 1979.

1227. Elizabeth Taylor. Color glossy

8 x 10 photo of Taylor holding a single flower, signed in blue felt tip, “Best Wishes, Elizabeth Taylor.” Overall surface rubbing, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $200)

Marital settlement agreement between Sellers and his last wife Lynne Frederick. Document states the couple separated “on or about May 1, 1979 and intend hereafter to live separate and apart.” Document goes on to detail some of the arrangements which include, “Husband shall pay Wife as and for spousal support the sum of $12,000 per month…Husband agrees that there shall be delivered…outstanding shares of stock…all right, title, and interest into the real property and residence…Husband agrees to pay to Wife the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars…cash, to be used by Wife for the purchase of an automobile of Wife’s choosing.” Signed on the last page by Sellers and Frederick, with two additional notarized pages affixed to the conclusion of the document. In fine condition, with punch holes to top, staple to top left corner, and ribbon binding to edge. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Although Sellers was reportedly in the process of excluding Frederick from his will a week before he died, she inherited almost his entire estate worth an estimated £4.5 million, as the divorce had not been finalized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1231. Wizard of Oz: Clara Blandick.

Vintage pencil signature and inscription, “To Mario—My best wishes, Clara Blandick,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2.5 slip with a collector’s date notation of June 11, 1939. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

1228. Shirley Temple. Out-

standing vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Temple as a young actress, nicely signed in fountain pen. In fine condition. Precertified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1232. Luchino Visconti. Ac-

1229. John Wayne. Rugged

matte-finish 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photo, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, “Glenn— Season’s Greetings, Duke, John Wayne 1974.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1230. John Wayne.

Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Wayne as he appeared in the classic 1953 John Farrow–directed western Hondo, striding through the desert with his rifle in his hand and his dog at his side, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “Nicky—We’re with you, may see you later over there, John Wayne.” In very good condition, with scattered creases, some light discoloration to background, a bit of light contrast to portion of inscription, and some dings and toning to edges. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

claimed director of Ossessione, Death in Venice, and The Damned (1906–1976). Scarce mattefinish 5.25 x 3.25 photo of Visconti seated at his desk, signed in green felt tip, “Luchino Visconti, Wien 1969.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1233. Orson Welles. Bank

check, 6 x 2.75, filled out in type and signed by Welles, payable to Western Costume Co. for $57.20, July 16, 1957. In fine condition, with expected cancellation holes (not affecting signature) and staple holes to left side. Accompanied by the original Western Costume Co. invoice, showing that Welles purchased a pair of “made to order” shoes. Pre-certified PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1234. Young Frankenstein. Five glossy photos

taken from a 1974 press kit for the film, four 8 x 10 and one 10 x 8, consisting of a group cast photo signed in various color felt tip by Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, and Cloris Leachman; a photo of Wilder and Garr signed by both in felt tip; and individual photos of Wilder, Leachman, and Madeline Kahn, each signed in felt tip by the actor or actress pictured. In fine condition. The press kit was sent to San Diego State University in 1974, with the signatures being obtained by a member of the PR department. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) | 239


1235. Actors

1236. Actresses

1237. Annabella

1238. Robert Armstrong

1239. Fred Astaire

1240. Mary Astor

1241. Josephine Baker

1242. Josephine Baker

1243. Tallulah Bankhead

1244. Brigitte Bardot

1245. Brigitte Bardot

1246. Brigitte Bardot

1247. Brigitte Bardot

1248. Mikhail Baryshnikov

1249. Mikhail Baryshnikov

1250. Mikhail Baryshnikov

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1251. Alan Bates

1252. Jack Benny

1253. Edgar Bergen

1254. Elisabeth Bergner

1255. Sarah Bernhardt

1256. Jacqueline Bisset

1257. Jules Bledsoe

1258. Joan Blondell

1259. Irene Bordoni

1260. Fanny Brice

1261. British Actors and Actresses

1262. Mel Brooks

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1263. Billie Burke MB $100

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1264. Carol Burnett MB $100

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1267. Charlie Chaplin

1268. Ruth Chatterton

1269. Mae Clarke

1270. Claudette Colbert

1271. Ray Collins

1272. Comedians

1273. Gladys Cooper

1274. Noel Coward

1275. Buster Crabbe

1276. Joan Crawford

1277. Joan Crawford

1278. Joan Crawford

1279. Bing Crosby

1280. Tony Curtis

1281. Bebe Daniels

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1283. Bette Davis

1284. Bette Davis

1285. Virginia Davis

1286. Olivia de Havilland

1287. Catherine Deneuve

1288. Marlene Dietrich

1289. Kirk Douglas

1290. Buddy Ebsen

1291. Peter Falk

1292. Louise Fazenda

1293. Louise Fletcher

1294. Henry Fonda

1295. Henry Fonda

1296. Lynn Fontanne

1297. Glenn Ford

1298. Tess Gardella

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1299. Ava Gardner MB $100

1300. Lillian Gish MB $100

1301. Gone With the Wind MB $100

1302. Gone With the Wind: Rand Brooks MB $100

1303. Gone With the Wind: Ona Munson

1304. Gloria Grahame

1305. Richard Greene

1306. Alec Guinness

1307. Alec Guinness

1308. Alec Guinness

1309. Cedric Hardwicke

1310. Jean Harlow

1311. Jean Harlow

1312. William S. Hart

1313. Tippi Hedren

1314. Paul Henreid

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1315. Jim Henson

1316. Jim Henson

1317. Katharine Hepburn

1318. Bob Hope

1319. Bob Hope

1320. I Dream of Jeannie MB $100

1321. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1322. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1323. Henry Irving

1324. Glenda Jackson

1325. Sybil Jason

1326. Grace Kelly

1327. Grace Kelly

1328. Grace Kelly

1329. Norman Kerry

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1330. Rod La Rocque MB $100

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1331. Carla Laemmle

1332. Stan Laurel

1333. Christopher Lee

1334. Joan Leslie

1335. Herbert Lom

1336. Sophia Loren

1337. Edmund Lowe

1338. Myrna Loy

1339. Ida Lupino

1340. Man from UNCLE

1341. David Manners

1342. Julia Marlowe

1343. Marcello Mastroianni

1344. Victor Mature

1345. Virginia Mayo

1346. Irish McCalla

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1347. Malcolm McDowell

1348. Spanky McFarland

1349. Nellie Melba

1350. Lauritz Melchior

1351. Burgess Meredith

1352. Ethel Merman

1353. Robert Mitchum

1354. Robert Mitchum

1355. Robert Mitchum

1356. Colleen Moore

1357. Roger Moore

1358. Rita Moreno

1359. Helen Morgan

1360. Edward R. Murrow

1361. Edward R. Murrow

1362. Patricia Neal

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1363. Pola Negri

1364. Evelyn Nesbit

1365. Haing S. Ngor

1366. David Niven

1367. Kim Novak

1368. Ivor Novello and Edna Best

1369. Rudolf Nureyev

1370. Chauncey Olcott

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1372. Our Gang: Jackson and Cobb

1373. Frank Oz

1374. Mary Pickford

1375. Roman Polanski

1376. Vincent Price

1377. Vincent Price

1378. Anthony Quinn

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1371. Laurence Olivier

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1379. Republic Pictures

1380. Hal Roach

1381. Edward G. Robinson

1382. Gilbert Roland

1383. Alma Rubens

1384. Ann Rutherford

1385. Eva Marie Saint

1386. George Sanders

1387. Peter Sellers MB $100

1388. David O. Selznick and Charles Boyer

1389. Norma Shearer

1390. Norma Shearer

1391. Martin Sheen

1392. Queenie Smith

1393. Elke Sommer

1394. Gale Sondergaard

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1395. Gale Sondergaard MB $100

1396. Barbara Stanwyck MB $100

1397. Barbara Stanwyck MB $100

1398. Star Trek: Shatner and Nimoy MB $100

1399. Rod Steiger

1400. James Stewart

1401. Woody Strode

1402. Ed Sullivan

1403. Superman: Kirk Alyn

1404. Gloria Swanson

1405. Tarzan: James Pierce

1406. Shirley Temple

1409. Claire Trevor

1410. Liv Ullmann

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1407. Three Stooges: Joe Besser MB $100

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1408. Three Stooges: Ted Healy MB $100

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1411. Lenore Ulric

1412. Jo Van Fleet

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1413. Conrad Veidt MB $100

1414. Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson MB $100

1415. Mae West

1416. Western Actors

1417. Western Actresses

1418. Gene Wilder

1419. Esther Williams MB $100

1420. Wizard of Oz: Mervyn LeRoy

1421. Wizard of Oz: Raabe and Maren

1422. Anna May Wong

1423. Fay Wray

1424. Jane Wyatt

1425. Blanche Yurka

1426. Franco Zeffirelli

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sports Desirable check from the summer following the ‘Fight of the Century’ 1427. Muhammad Ali.

Personal check, 5 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Ali, payable to Billy Bingham for $187, August 29, 1971. Double-matted and framed with a plaque and image of the Sports Illustrated cover showing his famous victory against Liston to an overall size of 13.75 x 22. In very good condition, with a central vertical fold, expected bank stamps affecting a portion of his first name, and moderate spreading and haloing to ink due to moisture exposure. Ali wrote this check shortly after being defeated by Joe Frazier in the famous ‘Fight of the Century,’ which had been held at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1428. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club. Outstanding official Rawlings replica

Atlanta Braves Hank Aaron baseball jersey, with sewn on letters and numbers, signed in blue felt tip on the back by Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Harmon Killebrew, Frank Robinson, Mike Schmidt, Reggie Jackson, Willie McCovey, Eddie Mathews, and Ernie Banks. In fine condition, with slight soiling near Aaron’s signature and a PSA/DNA label affixed to the number (certificate of authenticity not present). RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1430.

Basketball Legends.

Exquisite color limited edition 17.5 x 24 print entitled ‘Decade Legends,’ numbered 64/200, signed in gold ink by Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, and Julius Erving. Doublesuede-matted and framed to an overall size of 24.5 x 31.5. In fine condition, with an Upper Deck authentication label affixed to the bottom. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Upper Deck. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1431. Roy Campanella.

Ideal vintage fountain pen signature from his rookie year, “Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers, Aug. 11, 1948,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2.5 card. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder, which grades the signature a ‘9.’ In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1432. Roy Campanella. Color satin-finish 16 x 20 photo of an artist’s composite print of Campanella in action, signed in blue felt tip (post accident). In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Choice example with Mantle and Williams sharing the sweet spot 1429. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club. Of-

ficial Rawlings American League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on the sweet spot and side panels by 12 members of the elite 500 Home Run Club. Signers are: Mickey Mantle (ss), Ted Williams (ss), Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Reggie Jackson, Harmon Killebrew, Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, Mike Schmidt, Willie McCovey, and Eddie Murray. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200) 252 | January 15, 2014 | SPORTS


Having exhausted his supply of photos “to give to boys and fans” Cobb places a sizable order 1433. Ty Cobb. ALS signed “Ty,” one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, February 12, 1955. Letter to “Danny.” In full: “I ask a favor of you. I am about out of the reprint pictures, I have to give to boys and fans, in the past a lack of the proper people up here, I have had to pay too much for these prints and received slick finishes also very cheap paper. I have a lot of requests, I need say one hundred or more each of possibly three different poses or plays etc. I know they have firms down there that make theatrical or moving picture people reprints. I might have negatives, if not then the original pictures and they can make negative from it. Let me know who I can take matter up with, will want quotes on 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 sizes. Best wishes to you.” A uniform shade of mild toning from previous display, and a thin strip of adhesive remnant along top edge of reverse, otherwise fine condition. Interesting insight from an inaugural member of the Hall of Fame attempting to keep up with what was certainly a constant request for autographed photos. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

Very desirable image of DiMaggio and Monroe

1434. Joe DiMaggio. Glossy 8 x 6.25 photo of DiMaggio

and Marilyn Monroe walking down the street with a crowd of reporters following behind, signed in the upper right in black felt tip by DiMaggio. In fine condition, with slightly trimmed edges. A rare image of these two cultural icons—the last such example we offered was over seven years ago. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Iron Horse 1435. Lou Gehrig. Vintage pencil signature, “Lou Gehrig,”

on an off-white 5 x 3 lined card. In fine condition, with even overall toning. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

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Gehrig, Pennock, and two of their rare Yankee teammates 1436. Lou Gehrig. Official Reach American League baseball signed in black ink on the side panels by Lou Gehrig, Herb Pennock, Lyn Lary, Bill Karlon, and Lou McEvoy, with several others faded and imperceptible. In good to very good condition, with most signatures very faded (Gehrig, Pennock, and Lary are strongest but still quite light), moderate overall toning, and scattered surface loss to a few areas (affecting some of the less-important signatures. The baseball dates to 1930, as Karlon’s only two Major League games occurred in that year; McEvoy’s career was just a bit longer, appearing in a total of 34 games for the Yankees between 1930 and 1931. Although Hall of Famers Gehrig and Pennock are the main prize, these other autographs are difficult to find and essential for the Yankee completist. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

Charming portrait of Jones on the links

Jordan spends the night at a DC Hyatt

x 10 photo of Jones relaxing on a bench out on the golf course, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, in middle age, “For Dave Stephens, With best wishes, Bob Jones.” In good condition, with moderate creasing to top half and edges of photo, affecting appearance, but not signature, small brush to end of sentiment, and some scattered light silvering. Precertified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1439. Michael Jordan. American Express cardmember receipt, one page, 5 x 3, circa late 1980s. Receipt for a night’s stay at the Hyatt Regency totaling $142.09, legibly signed in blue ballpoint, “Michael Jordan.” Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder, grading the autograph “Mint 9.” In fine condition, with scattered creases and carbon marks. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1437. Bobby Jones. Vintage 8

Rare, neatly signed Jordan personal check 1438. Michael Jordan. Choice personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Jordan, payable to Postmaster for $72, April 10, 1989. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fine condition, with mild showthrough from expected bank stamps to reverse. Just the fifth Jordan check we have offered. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1440. Chuck Klein. Baseball Hall of Famer (1904–1958) who

was the last player to lead the league in home runs and stolen bases in the same season. Rare series 1917 one dollar bill, 7.5 x 3, signed upside down on the serial number in fountain pen. Note is housed in a PCGS authentication sleeve, grading it “Very Fine 30.” Three vertical folds (one passing through a single letter of the signature), a few light wrinkles and creases, and the signature a shade light and slightly affected by the serial number, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1441. Vince Lombardi. Green

Bay Packers, Inc. business check, 8 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Lombardi, “Vincent Lombardi,” payable to Wisconsin Telephone Company for $58.72, July 31, 1959. Doublesuede-matted and framed with a photo of Lombardi on the Packers sideline, a name plaque, and two pins to an overall size of 15.5 x 25. In fine condition, with expected cancellation stamps and holes. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The ‘Brockton Rock’ presents a portrait to the governor of California 1443. Rocky Marciano. Glossy 8 x 10 photo

of Marciano looking at a copy of Collier’s, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint to California Governor Goodwin Knight, “To Governor ‘Knight,’ Hello Rocky Marciano.” In good to very good condition, with moderate creasing and tears to lower right corner, some other scattered creases and surface impressions, some light skipping to portions of signature and inscription, with last name of signature very light due to decreased ink flow. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1442. NY Yankees. Official Reach American League (Harridge)

baseball signed in blue and black ink on the sweet spot and side panels by 26 members of the 1949 World Series champion New York Yankees team. Signers are: Joe DiMaggio (ss), Yogi Berra (signed “Larry”), Phil Rizzuto, Vic Raschi, Cliff Mapes, Ed Lopat, Bob Porterfield, Ralph Houk, Frank Hiller, Clarence Marshall, George Stirnweiss, Charlie Silvera, Gus Niarhos, Jack Phillips, Bill Johnson, Bobby Brown, Frank Shea, Charlie Keller, Joe Page, Allie Reynolds, John Lindell, Hank Bauer, Mickey Witek, Tommy Byrne, Wally Hood, and Jerry Coleman. In fine condition, with unobtrusive overall toning and a ballpoint identification notation near league stamps; DiMaggio’s signature on the sweet spot is particularly bold and attractive. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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1445. NY Yankees. Official Reach American (MacPhail) League baseball signed in blue and black ballpoint on the sweet spot and side panels by 24 members of the mid-1970s New York Yankees team. Signers include: Thurman Munson, Elston Howard, Whitey Ford, Bill Virdon, Sparky Lyle, Chris Chambliss, Graig Nettles, Bobby Murcer (ss), Rudy May, Rick Dempsey (2), Mel Stottlemyre (ss), Dick Tidrow, Pat Dobson, George ‘Doc’ Medich, Dick Howser, Mel Wright, Dave Pagan, Larry Gura, Otto Velez, and Walt Williams. In very good condition, with overall toning and the black ballpoint signatures a few shades light; however, the blue ballpoint signatures—including Munson and Howard—remain bold and appealing. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $150)

Exceptionally rare 1927 Yankees ball with Ruth, Huggins, Shocker, Lazzeri, and Chesterfield

1446. NY Yankees: 1927. Official Reach American League (Ban Johnson) baseball signed in black ink on the sweet spot and side panels

by 11 members of the legendary 1927 Yankees, as well as two additional Hall of Famers. Signers from the Yankees are: Babe Ruth (ss), Miller Huggins, Urban Shocker, Tony Lazzeri, Waite Hoyt, Dutch Ruether, Bennie Bengough, Bob Shawkey, Roy Chesterfield, Virgil Davis, and Hugh Ferrell; the additional signers are Grover Cleveland Alexander and Frank Frisch. In very good condition, with scattered surface loss affecting most signatures (key signatures of Ruth, Alexander, Shocker, and Chesterfield remain the strongest), and overall toning and soiling. This baseball bears some of rarest autographs from the most collectible team of all-time—in addition to the always-desirable Ruth on the sweet spot, Huggins and Shocker are especially rare; Chesterfield, Davis, and Ferrell are also practically never seen, since they were cut from the team during spring training. While he was not a member of the Yankees, Alexander is also quite difficult to find—he and Frisch both played for the St. Louis Cardinals, who defeated the Yankees during the 1926 World Series. The Yankees then matched up against the Cardinals for seven exhibition games during spring training in 1927, which must have been when these signatures were obtained. Pre-certified Steve Grad/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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The Notre Dame coaching legend seeks “scientific proof” 1447. Knute Rockne. ALS signed “K. K. Rockne,” one page, 8 x 10.5,

University of Notre Dame letterhead, March 18, 1929. Letter to C. F. Rudman of the National Carbon Company. In full: “We have the McIntosh Ultra-Violet which has given very good satisfaction. However, I should be interested in receiving any scientific proof that the carbon lamps are superior to the McIntosh lamp that we now have.” Impressively double-suede-matted and framed with an image and shadowboxed replica leather football helmet to an overall size of 38 x 19.5. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), light scattered foxing, and a few office notations, otherwise fine condition. The lamps Rockne refers to were presumably used for light therapy to help heal his team, a treatment popular in that era. Always looking to gain an edge, it is not surprising that Rockne would look toward alternative medicine to aid his team—aware of the psychological effects of color, he painted the interior of the Notre Dame locker room red and the visitor’s locker room blue in an effort to excite his own players while subduing the opponent. Oversized. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The greatest athlete of the 20th century visits ‘Tinseltown’ 1448. Jim Thorpe. Vintage

fountain pen signature, “Hollywood, Calif., Oct 21st, 1943, With very best wishes from Jim Thorpe,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. Card is affixed to a slightly larger mount and framed with a color portrait of Thorpe throwing a discuss to an overall size of 10.5 x 16; the frame back bears the printed certificate of authenticity label and red wax seal of noted dealer Charles Hamilton. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning, not detracting from the bold signature and sentiment. Thorpe found small parts in many films during the early part of the 1940s, often in uncredited roles as Native Americans or parts of larger crowds. A rare signature of one of the most talented and revered athletes in American history. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

1450. Pie Traynor. Ball-

point signature, “Harold ‘Pie’ Traynor,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. Matted and framed with a photo of Traynor in the dugout, bearing a pre-printed signature, to an overall size of 13.75 x 22. In very fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

The Great Bambino 1449. Babe Ruth. Vintage fountain pen signature, “Babe Ruth,” on an off-white 5 x 3 lined card. In fine condition, with even toning and a small stain to the upper left. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

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Large and outstanding signature of the ‘Sultan of Swat’

1451. Babe Ruth. Excellent fountain pen signature, “Sincerely, Babe Ruth, 3-9-42,” on an off-white book page. Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Ruth in his Yankees road uniform to an overall size of 12.25 x 19. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA, which notes an inscription to the page as well, which has been tastefully matted out in the presentation. A fantastic signature acquired by a lucky fan, most likely during one of Ruth’s many personal appearances on behalf of the war effort. RR Auction COA.…(MB $500)

1452. Babe Ruth. Personal check, 8.25 x 2.75, filled out and

signed by Ruth, “G. H. Ruth,” payable to S. J. Phillips & Co. for $206.40, February 14, 1944. Double-matted and framed with an exceptional oversized full-length portrait of Ruth taking a cut to an overall size of 20.5 x 26.5. Expected cancellation holes, light show-through from stamps on reverse, and Ruth’s signature a shade or two light but completely legible, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.… (MB $500)

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1453. Hank Aaron

1454. Hank Aaron

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1455. Hank Aaron MB $100

1456. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and John Wooden MB $200

1457. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1458. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1459. Muhammad Ali

1460. Muhammad Ali

1461. Muhammad Ali

1462. Muhammad Ali

1463. Muhammad Ali

1465. Muhammad Ali

1466. Carmelo Anthony

1467. Lance Armstrong

1468. Ernie Banks

1469. Len Barker

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1470. Baseball Checks

1471. Baseball: 300 Win Club

1472. Baseball: 500 Home Run Club

1473. Baseball: American League Teams

1474. Basketball Hall of Famers

1475. David Beckham

1476. Yogi Berra MB $100

1477. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson

1478. Larry Bird

1479. Barry Bonds

1480. George Brett

1481. Brooklyn Dodgers

1482. Jim Brown

1483. Kobe Bryant

1484. Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart

1485. Steve Carlton

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1486. Primo Carnera MB $100

1490. Wilt Chamberlain

1487. Gary Carter MB $100

1488. Celtic Legends MB $200

1489. Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1492. Roger Clemens

1493. Bob Cousy

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1491. Cincinnati Reds: Big Red Machine

1494. Al Davis

1495. Dizzy Dean

1496. Jack Dempsey

1497. Joe DiMaggio

1498. Joe DiMaggio

1499. Joe DiMaggio

1500. Dale Earnhardt

1501. John Elway

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1502. Chick Evans MB $100

1503. Patrick Ewing MB $100

1504. Marshall Faulk MB $100

1505. Doug Flutie and Gerard Phelan MB $100

1506. Football Hall of Famers

1507. Joe Frazier

1508. Joe Frazier

1509. Walt Frazier

1510. George Gervin

1511. Golf Greats

1512. Red Grange

1513. Wayne Gretzky

1514. Wayne Gretzky

1515. Lefty Grove

1516. Tony Gwynn

1517. Roy Halladay

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1518. Rickey Henderson

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1521. Horse Racing: Cauthen and Velazquez

1523. Horse Racing: Jean Cruguet

1524. Horse Racing: Shoemaker and Arcaro

1525. Horse Racing: Triple Crown Winners

1526. Horse Racing: Turcotte and Cordero

1527. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte

1528. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte

1529. Horse Racing: Ron Turcotte

1530. Dwight Howard

1531. Ryan Howard

1532. Gordie Howe

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1522. Horse Racing: Cordero and Cruguet MB $100

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1519. Ben Hogan MB $100

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1520. Ben Hogan

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1533. Carl Hubbell MB $100

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1534. Carl Hubbell

1535. Brett Hull

1536. Reggie Jackson

1537. LeBron James

1538. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez

1539. Derek Jeter

1540. Derek Jeter

1541. Derek Jeter

1542. Magic Johnson MB $100

1543. Michael Jordan and Larry Bird

1544. Michael Jordan

1545. Michael Jordan

1546. Harmon Killebrew

1547. Olga Korbut

1548. Sandy Koufax

1549. Sandy Koufax

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1550. Jake LaMotta

1551. Rod Laver

1554. Los Angeles Dodgers

1555. Los Angeles Kings

1558. Mickey Mantle

1559. Mickey Mantle

1562. Mickey Mantle

1563. Mickey Mantle

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1552. Bobby Layne MB $100

1556. Kevin Love MB $100

1560. Mickey Mantle MB $100

1564. Juan Marichal MB $100

1553. Frank Leahy MB $100

1557. Lloyd Mangrum MB $100

1561. Mickey Mantle MB $200

1565. Roger Maris MB $200

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1566. Pedro Martinez

1567. Don Mattingly

1568. Willie Mays

1569. Willie McCovey

1570. George Mikan

1571. Minnesota Fats

1572. Joe Montana

1573. Joe Montana

1574. Willie Mosconi

1575. Stirling Moss

1578. NY Mets

1579. NY Mets

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1576. Stan Musial MB $200

1580. NY Yankees MB $200

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1577. NY Mets MB $100

1581. NY Yankees MB $100


1582. NY Yankees

1583. Shaquille O’Neal

1584. Hakeem Olajuwon

1585. Bobby Orr

1586. Arnold Palmer and Bob Hope

1587. Arnold Palmer and Clint Eastwood

1588. Gary Payton

1589. Walter Payton

1590. Pele

1591. William ‘The Refrigerator’ Perry

1592. Michael Phelps

1593. Mike Piazza

1595. Cal Ripken, Jr

1596. Oscar Robertson

1597. Sugar Ray Robinson

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1594. Quarterbacks of the Century MB $200

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1598. Derrick Rose MB $100

1599. Pete Rose MB $100

1600. Pete Rose MB $200

1601. Jacob Ruppert and Ed Barrow MB $100

1602. Bill Russell

1603. Bill Russell

1604. Gene Sarazen

1605. Gale Sayers

1606. Bo Schembechler

1607. Mike Schmidt MB $100

1608. Michael Schumacher

1609. Michael Schumacher

1611. Tom Seaver

1612. Tom Seaver

1613. Carroll Shelby

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1610. Vin Scully MB $200

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1614. Don Shula

1615. St. Louis Cardinals

1616. Roger Staubach

1617. Ichiro Suzuki

1618. Tim Tebow

1619. Bill Tilden

1621. LaDainian Tomlinson

1622. LaDainian Tomlinson

1624. Johnny Unitas

1625. Johnny Unitas

1628. Bill Veeck, Sr

1629. Jerry West

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1623. UCLA Legends

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1626. Johnny Unitas

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1627. US Olympic Gymnastics Team MB $100

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1630. Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio

1631. Ted Williams

1632. Ted Williams

1633. Ted Williams

1634. Ted Williams

1635. Ted Williams

1636. Ted Williams MB $100

1637. Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner

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1638. John Wooden

1639. John Wooden

1640. Tiger Woods

1641. Tiger Woods

1642. Tiger Woods

1643. Tiger Woods

1644. James Worthy

1645. Carl Yastrzemski

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Terms and Conditions of Sale TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE - AGREEMENT BETWEEN R&R AUCTION COMPANY, LLC AND BIDDER BY EITHER REGISTERING TO BID OR PLACING A BID, THE BIDDER ACCEPTS THESE CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ENTERS INTO A LEGALLY, BINDING, ENFORCEABLE AGREEMENT WITH RR AUCTION. The following terms and conditions constitute the sole terms and conditions under which R&R AUCTION COMPANY (“RR Auction”) will offer for sale and sell the property described in the Catalog. These Conditions of Sale constitute a binding agreement between the Bidder and RR Auction with respect to the auction. By bidding at auction, whether in person, through an agent or representative, by telephone, facsimile, on-line, absentee bid, or by any other form of bid or by any other means, the Bidder acknowledges the thorough reading and understanding of all of these Conditions of Sale, all descriptions of items in the Catalog, and all matters incorporated herein by reference, and agrees to be fully bound thereby. NO BID MAY BE PLACED IN ANY MANNER UNLESS THE BIDDER HAS FULLY REVIEWED AND AGREES TO ALL OF THE “CONDITIONS OF SALE” EITHER PRINTED IN THE CATALOG OR ONLINE, AS WELL AS THE TERMS OF THE REGISTRATION FORM. BY PLACING ANY BID, THE BIDDER REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS TO RR AUCTION THAT HE OR SHE HAS FULLY REVIEWED AND AGREES TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THESE “CONDITIONS OF SALE” AND THE TERMS OF THE REGISTRATION FORM. WITHOUT SUCH REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY AND AGREEMENT, RR AUCTION WOULD NOT PERMIT THE BIDDER TO BID. Bidder and RR Auction agree that any agreements between the Bidder and RR Auction including but not limited to these Conditions of Sale are entered into in Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County, 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 Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County law, and that any and all claims or actions shall be brought and maintained only in Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County. 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 ju-

risdiction 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 Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County law. RR Auction is in compliance, to the fullest extent possible, with Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County 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: 27a. 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. 27b. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston. 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, expenses 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. 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County, 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, whether or not the auction is and these Terms and Conditions of Sale are fully performed in Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County.

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. Maxi-


mum 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.RRAuction.com, www.liveauctioneers. com, 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 Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County, 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 Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County law, and that any and all claims or actions shall be brought and maintained only in Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County. 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 Boston Massachusetts, Suffolk County law. Miscellaneous: Agreements between Bidders and consignors to effectuate a non-sale of an item at Auction, inhibit bidding on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize the Auctioneer’s Auction to obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to the Auction, are strictly prohibited. If a subsequent sale of a previously consigned item occurs in violation of this provision, Auctioneer reserves the right to charge Bidder the applicable Buyer’s Premium and consignor a Seller’s Commission as determined for each auction venue and by the terms of the seller’s agreement. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be contacted by RR Auction in the future. In conformity with “do-not-call” regulations promulgated by the Federal or State regulatory agencies, participation by the Bidder is affirmative consent to being contacted at the phone number shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until it is revoked in writing. RR Auction may from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and auction opportunities available. Rules of Construction: Auctioneer presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, specific venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive the general Terms and Conditions of Auction by these additional rules and shall be construed to give force and effect to the rules in their entirety.

TERMINOLOGY

Condition: Each item in the catalog is described with a statement of opinion indicating its overall condition. The condition of the items we offer generally falls into the following range: good—very good—fine—very fine. Treated as a scale of 1 to 4, good describes an item that has as many as several flaws, which are described in detail; very fine describes an item whose condition and appearance may be regarded as flawless and superior in every respect. Most of the items we offer are in fine condition, meaning that there are no serious flaws. While we make every effort to describe flaws that materially affect appearance and value, we generally do not specify minor or routine flaws, such as (but not limited to) pencil or secretarial notations, mailing folds to letters, normal aging to paper, or tiny bends or creases from normal handling. We encourage prospective bidders to examine the image(s) of each item closely and to contact us with specific inquiries regarding condition. Group Lots: In descriptions of group lots of two or more items, every effort is made to mention any obvious flaws. Bidders should note that condition for group lots is given as a general statement or range, and that specific flaws to single items within the group may be omitted in the interest of catalog space. Questions about group lots, or specific items within a group lot, should be addressed before the close of the auction to Stacey Jordan (Stacey.Jordan@RRAuction.com). Matted and Framed: Many of the items offered for sale in our monthly auctions are described as matted and/or framed. We do not remove items from frames; the given dimensions of items housed in a frame and/or mat indicate sight size only. Photographs and other ephemera used with matted and framed items are not subject to description and condition statements, nor are they considered a reason for return. Condition refers only to the item and not the mat or frame. Our terms of return apply only to the item and not the matting and framing. Any item that is removed from the frame cannot be returned. Returns are only accepted when there is an authenticity question or the description of the item is incorrect. Abbreviations and Terms: ALS - Autograph Letter Signed (a letter entirely handwritten and signed by the given personality) ANS - Autograph Note Signed (a shorter ALS) AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed DS - Document Signed Endorsement - A signature on the reverse of a check, or a signature on a document indicationg approval or further instructions Ephemera - An unsigned item FDC - First Day Cover Inscribed - “Personalized” ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph LS - Letter Signed (a letter in a secretary’s hand, but signed by the given personality) Souvenir Typescript - An excerpt from a speech, book, film, etc. or an account of an incident, typed by a collector and signed by the individual noted SP - Signed Photograph Sweet spot - The area on the baseball where the stitched lines are closest together. TLS - Typed Letter Signed Book Grading: Fine (F) - unused, no damage Near Fine (NF) - one or two very minor flaws Very Good (VG) - some signs of wear, but overall sound Good (G) - well-worn but complete Poor (P) - heavily worn, sufficient as a “Reading Copy” All defects will be noted. For complete book grading guide, please check online.


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